US Pat. No. 9,452,268

DUAL CHAMBER SYRINGE WITH RETRACTABLE NEEDLE

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A syringe assembly comprising:
a barrel comprising including an open proximal end, a sidewall having an inside surface defining a fluid chamber for retaining
fluid and having a first cross-sectional width and a needle chamber for housing a needle hub assembly, the fluid chamber and
the needle chamber being divided by a barrier wall having a first aperture permitting fluid communication between the fluid
chamber and the needle chamber;

a needle hub assembly disposed within the needle chamber, the needle hub assembly comprising a needle hub, a needle cannula
supported within the needle hub by a frangible connection, the needle cannula in fluid communication with the first aperture
and biased to move in a proximal direction;

a plunger rod disposed within the fluid chamber comprising a distal end, a proximal end, a stopper disposed at the distal
end of the plunger rod for forming a fluid-tight seal with the inside surface of the barrel and a plunger rod body extending
from the distal end of the fluid chamber to the proximal end of the fluid chamber, wherein the inside surface of the sidewall
includes a retaining ring adjacent to the proximal end defining a second cross-sectional width that is less than the first
cross-sectional width and the plunger rod body includes a flexible protrusion having a cross-sectional width greater than
the cross-sectional width of the barrel at the rib and a frangible portion; and

a trigger element disposed within the needle chamber, the trigger element including a proximal end and an open distal end
for breaking the frangible connection of the needle hub assembly upon application of a distally directed force to the trigger
element and causing the needle cannula to retract and be retracted within the retraction barrel.

US Pat. No. 9,208,493

CREDIT CARD SECURITY SYSTEM AND METHOD

Perry Securities LLC, Pe...

1. A transaction apparatus comprising:
a first electromagnetically or electronically read card with a respective means for carrying data to access a corresponding
account having an authorized user of the account as authorized by a financial institution on which the first card and corresponding
account are drawn;

a second electromagnetically or electronically read card with a respective means for carrying identity data, said second card
appearing as any one of a credit card, gift card, telephone calling card, library card, fundraising card, entity card, and
card to an organization, the second card being universally usable, at different points of sales, in verifying identity of
the authorized user across one or more qualifying cards including the first card for more than one transaction, each qualifying
card having a respective account of the authorized user drawn at a respective financial institution, different accounts of
the authorized user corresponding to different qualifying cards, and the second card carrying identity data of the authorized
user, as authorized by the respective financial institutions, with respect to each respective account corresponding to the
qualifying cards including account of the first card, wherein the second card enables request of credit history of the authorized
user to be made,

the first and second cards being read by a card reader, at a point of sales during a transaction in a manner such that a credit
card processing center remote from the point of sales processes authorization of at least the first card while the second
card is used to look at account authorization of the first card and verifies identity of the authorized user as a valid person
as authorized by the respective financial institution to access the corresponding account of the first card, and thus validates
the authorized user using the first card as payment to complete the transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,499,467

ORTHO-FLUORO SUBSTITUTED COMPOUNDS FOR THE TREATMENT OF METABOLIC DISEASES

CALDAN THERAPEUTICS LIMIT...

1. A compound of the formula (I)
or a salt thereofwherein
Ar is an optionally substituted monocyclic or fused aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system;
n is an integer of 0-1;
X is —C(R4R5);

m is an integer of 0-2;
R1, R4, and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkenyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkynyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylene, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkoxy, hydroxy, optionally substituted (C2-C10)dialkylamino, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylthio, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkylene, halo, nitrile, (C1-C10)alkylsulfenyl, (C1-C10)alkylsulfinyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylsulfonyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkyl, (C2-C10)-alkenyloxy, (C3-C10)-alkynyloxy, aryloxy, arylalkyloxy, heteroaryloxy, heteroarylalkyloxy, (C1-C6)alkyloxy-(C1-C4)alkyl optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, and optionally substituted arylalkyl;

R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkenyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)alkynyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)alkylene, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkenyl, optionally substituted (C2-C10)heteroalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)cycloalkylene, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C3-C10)heterocycloalkylene, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)haloalkylene, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkenyl, optionally substituted (C1-C10)perhaloalkylene, and optionally substituted arylalkyl;

Ar and R2 may be further substituted by R6;

R3 is selected from hydrogen and halogen;

R5 is selected from hydrogen and optionally substituted (C1-C3)alkyl;

wherein substituted means one or more substituents selected from: —OR?, ?O, ?NR?, ?N—OR?, —NR?R?, —SR?, halogen, —OC(O)R?,
—C(O)R?, —CO2R?, —CONR?R?, —OC(O)NR?R?, —NR?—C(O)NR?R??, —NR?—SO2NR?R??, —NH—C(NH2)?NH, —NR?C(NH2)?NH, —NH—C(NH2)?NR?, —SiR?R?R??, —S(O)R?, —SO2R?, —SO2NR?R?, —NR?SO2R, —CN, —(C2-C5)alkynyl, —(C2-C5)alkenyl, and —NO2, said R?, R? and R? each independently refer to hydrogen, unsubstituted (C1-C6)alkyl and (C2-C6)heteroalkyl, unsubstituted aryl, aryl substituted with one to three halogens, unsubstituted (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-alkoxy or (C1-C4)-thioalkoxy groups, halo(C1-C4)alkyl, or aryl-(C1-C4)alkyl groups, provided that when R? and R? are attached to the same nitrogen atom, they can be combined with the nitrogen
atom to form a 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring;

with the proviso that the following compound is excluded from protection:
(S)-2-tert-butoxycarbonylamino-3-(4-{(R)-4-[1-(5-chloropyrimidin-2-yl)-piperidin-4-yl]pent-1-ynyl}-2-fluorophenyl)propionic
acid.

US Pat. No. 9,485,734

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM METHOD FOR SYNCHRONIZING BLUETOOTH DEVICES BASED ON RECEIVED BEACON SIGNALS

Intel Corporation, Santa...

7. A system to synchronize a Low-Energy Bluetooth (BLE) device, comprising:
a memory;
a first radio to communicate in compliance with a first wireless communication protocol and a second radio to communicate
in compliance with second wireless communication protocol;

one or more processors and circuitry to synchronize communication with another apparatus in compliance with a first wireless
communication protocol, the circuitry configured to:

determine a first time-offset value from an Access Point broadcast beacon signal in compliance with a second wireless communication
protocol;

select an event time window as a function of the first time-offset value; and
conduct communication with the other apparatus in compliance with the first wireless communication protocol during the event
time window;

wherein the circuitry is further configured to determine the first time-offset as a function of one or more least significant
bits of a shared time data (N0) communicated by the broadcast beacon signal.

US Pat. No. 9,199,398

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING COATED MOLDED BODIES

1. A process for producing a coated moulding, the process comprising: injection moulding a moulding material into an injection
mould, to obtain a moulding; and then
performing an expansion-flooding-embossing process in the same injection mould, to obtain a coated moulding, the coating comprising
a multifunctional structured surface alongside a high-gloss surface.

US Pat. No. 9,080,370

DEVICE FOR BLOCKING A PASSAGE

LIBERVIT, Perpignan (FR)...

1. A self-contained protection device for temporarily blocking a passage such as a corridor, a door, or a window, the device
comprising:
at least one telescopically extendable bar comprising a first end, and a second end; and
at least one blocking member joined to the extendable bar to form a protection screen blocking said passage, wherein
the at least one telescopically extendable bar comprises:
an actuator powered by a pneumatic mechanism,
the actuator being directly mounted on the extendable bar,
the actuator having a first rod, the first rod being telescopically extendable from the first end of the extendable bar to
lock said extendable bar between first and second locking surfaces associated with first and second opposing sides of said
passage, and the first rod being telescopically retractable into the first end of the extendable bar to unlock the extendable
bar between the first and second locking surfaces,

wherein:
said actuator comprises a tubular body and the first rod telescopically extends in a longitudinal direction of the tubular
body from an interior toward an exterior of said tubular body;

said actuator is a pneumatic actuator powered by a cartridge of compressed air;
said cartridge is rechargeable or replaceable; and
said cartridge is fixed to said extendable bar.

US Pat. No. 9,424,827

ELECTRONIC PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT WITH ENHANCED PLAYING AREA

inMusic Brands, Inc., Cu...

1. An electronic percussion instrument comprising:
an electromechanical sensor configured to sense an impact received within a predefined impact region of the semi-permeable
playing surface, and to generate an electrical signal associated with the sensed impact, wherein the generated electrical
signal is equivalent in magnitude to any other electrical signal generated by the sensor in response to any other received
impact within the predefined impact region;

an acoustic noise reducing cavity; and
a semi-permeable playing surface configured to receive an impact, and comprising connected strands of ductile material covering
the acoustic noise reducing cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,260,521

TREATMENT OF TUMORS USING SPECIFIC ANTI-L1 ANTIBODY

MEDIGENE AG, Martinsried...

1. A purified binding molecule capable of binding L1CAM
(i) comprising the following six CDR sequences RASQDISNYLN (SEQ ID No: 1), YTSRLHS (SEQ ID No: 2), QQGNTLPWT (SEQ ID No: 3),
RYWML (SEQ ID No: 4), EINPRNDRTNYNEKFKT (SEQ ID No: 5), and GGGYAMDY (SEQ ID No: 6),

or
(ii) which is capable of binding to the same L1CAM epitope recognized by the monoclonal antibody 9.3, produced by the hybridoma
cell deposited under DSMZ ACC2841, or

(iii) comprising the following six CDR sequences QDISNY (SEQ ID No: 7), YTS, QQGNTLPWT (SEQ ID No: 8), GYTFTRYW (SEQ ID No:
9), INPRNDRT (SEQ ID No: 10), and ALGGGYAMDY (SEQ ID No: 11),

wherein the purified binding molecule capable of binding L1CAM is selected from the group consisting of single chain antibody
(scFv), a multimer of scFv, a diabody, a triabody, a tetrabody, an antigen-binding fragment of a monoclonal antibody, a Fab,
a tandab, a flexibody, a bispecific antibody, and a chimeric antibody.

US Pat. No. 9,401,941

SONG LYRIC PROCESSING WITH USER INTERACTION

CBS Interactive Inc., Sa...

1. A method for processing user interactions with song lyrics, the method comprising:
providing, to a client device, the song lyrics for presentation on a display of the client device, the display presenting
a menu of options for the user to interact with a segment of the song lyrics selected by the user, the menu of options comprising
a portion for the user to enter text;

receiving, from the client device, song lyric interaction data describing a user interaction with the selected segment of
the song lyrics using a selected lyric interaction option from the menu of options, the song lyric interaction data comprising
user-entered text relating to the selected segment of the song lyrics;

updating a user interaction database to store a song lyric interaction entry corresponding to the song lyric interaction data,
the song lyric interaction entry identifying the user, the song lyrics, the selected segment of the song lyrics, the selected
lyric interaction option, and the user-entered text;

retrieving user-inputted text previously input by other users relating to the selected segment of the song lyrics from the
user interaction database;

grouping, by a processor, similar user-inputted text from the retrieved user-inputted text;
identifying a set of most commonly input text relating to the selected segment of the song lyrics from a ranking of the grouped
user-inputted text according to commonality in the user interaction database; and

providing, to the client device, the set of most commonly input text relating to the selected segment of the song lyrics along
with the user-entered text for presentation on the display of the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,220,631

SYRINGE

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A pre-filled, terminally sterilized syringe for intravitreal injection, the syringe comprising a glass body forming a barrel,
a stopper and a plunger and containing an ophthalmic solution which comprises a VEGF-antagonist, wherein:
(a) the syringe has a nominal maximum fill volume of between about 0.5 ml and about 1 ml,
(b) the syringe barrel comprises from about 1 ?g to 100 ug silicone oil,
(c) the VEGF antagonist solution comprises no more than 2 particles >50 ?m in diameter per ml and wherein the syringe has
a stopper break loose force of less than about 11N.

US Pat. No. 9,226,929

PHARMACEUTICALLY ACTIVE DISUBSTITUTED TRIAZINE DERIVATIVES

Bayer Intellectual Proper...

1. A compound having the general formula (I)
wherein

R1 is

L is a bond or —CR5R6—, —CR5R6—CR7R8—, —CR5R6—CR7R8—CR9R10—, —CR5R6—CR7R8—CR9R10—CR11R12—;

R5 —R12 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br, —I;

R3 is selected from —H, —NO2, —CN, —Br, —I, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20 R21, —SO2R22, —CONR23R24, —NR25SO2NR23R24, —NR25SO2R22, —NR25CONR23R24, —SO2NR23R24, —SO(NR26)R22;
R13 - R21 and R29 - R32 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, -C2H5, -C3H7, -C4H9, —F, —CI, —Br, —I;

R22 and R28 are independently selected from R27?, —CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21,—CH2Ph; —CH2Ph the phenyl group of which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group
consisting of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br and —I;

R23 and R24 are independently selected from —H, —CR13R14R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17 R18 R21, —CR 13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—O—R33, —CR13R14—CR15R16 —CR17R18—O—R33, —CR13R14—CR15R16—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—NR33R34, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—NR33R34, —Ph, —CH2PH, phenyl group which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group consisting
of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br and —I; —CH2Ph the phenyl group of which may further be substituted by one, two, three, four or five substituents selected from the group
consisting of —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —F, —CI, —Br and —I; or both residues R23 and R24 together form with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached an azetidine, pyrrolidine, piperidine, piperazine, azepane,
or morpholine ring;

R25 is selected from —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5 or —C(CH3)3;
R26 is —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —CH(CH3)2, —C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—C2H5, —C(CH3)3, —C5H11, —CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —C(CH3)2—C2H5, —CH2—C(CH3)3, —CH(C2H5)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)2, —C6H13, —C3H6—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH(CH3)—C4H9, —CH2—CH(CH3)—C3H7, —CH(CH3)—CH2—CH(CH3)2, —CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)—C2H5, —CH2—CH(CH3)—CH(CH3)2, —CH2—C(CH3)2C2H5, —C(CH3)2—C3H7, —C(CH3)2—CH(CH3)2, —C2H4—C(CH3)3, —CH(CH3)—C(CH3)3, —CR13R14R21, —COR28, —CR13R14—CR15R16R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20R21, —CR13R14—CR15R16—CR17R18—CR19R20—CR29R30—CR31R32R21, —COOR28, —R27;
R27, R27? and R27? are independently selected from


these C3—C10-cycloalkyl groups may further be substituted by one, two, three, four, five or more substituents selected from the group
consisting of —F, —CI, —Br and —I;

R33 and R34 represent independently of each other —H, —CH3, —C2H5, —C3H7, —C4H9, —CH2Ph, —COOC(CH3)3, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —COOCH2CH2CH3, —COOCH(CH3)2, —COOCH2Ph, —COCH3;
R4 is selected from —H, —NO2, —CN, —F, —CI, —Br, —I, —CR35R36R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41R37, —O—R35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45R37, —O—CR35R36R37, —O—CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45—CR46R47R37, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45R37—OCH2Ph, —R27?, —O—R27?, —CR35R36—CR38R39—CR40R41—CR42R43—CR44R45—CR46R47R37,

R35 —R47 represent independently of each other —H, —CR48R49R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52—CR53R54R50, —CR48R49—CR51R52—CR53R54—CR55R56 R50, —F, —CI, —Br, —I;

R48 R56 represent independently of each other —H, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I;

R2 is selected from


B is a bond, —CH2, —CH2CH2—, —CH2CH2CH2—, —CF2—, CH2O—, —CH2OCH2—, —CH2CH2O—, CH2NH—, CH2N(CH3)—, CH2NHCH2, —CH2N(CH3)CH2—, CH2CH2NH—, CH2CH2N(CH3)—;

R57 is —H, CH3, —CF3, —CHF2, —CH2F, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —COOH, —COOCH2Ph, —COOCH2CH2CH3, —COOCH(CH3)2, —COOCH2CH2CH2CH3, —COOCH(CH3)(CH2CH3), —COOCH2CH(CH3)2, —COOC(CH3)3, —CONH2, —Ph, —CONH(CH3), —CON(CH3)2, —CN, —NH2, —NH(CH3), —N(CH3)2, —NH(CH2CH3), —N(CH3)(CH2CH3), —N(CH2CH3)2, pyrrolidin—1—yl, piperidin—1—yl, azetidin—1—yl, morpholin—4—yl;

R58 is —H, CH3, —F, —CI, —CF3, —CH2OCH3;
R59 is —H, CH3, —F, —CI, —CF3, —Ph—, CH2OCH3; and

R60 is —H, —CH3, —CF3, —COCH3, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —COOC(CH3)3, —COOCH2Ph;

Y is —O—, —SO—, —NH—, or —N(CH3)—;

R61 is —H, CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CH2CH2CH3, —COOCH3, —COCH2CH3, —COOH, —CONH2, —CN, CH2OCH3, —CH2OH, phenyl, —CH2Ph, CH2OPh, —CH2CH2Ph ;

R62 and R63 are independently selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —OH, —NH2, —OCH3, —SCH3, —S02CH3;
R64 and R65 are independently selected from —H—, CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —OH, —NH2, —OCH3;
R66 and R67 are independently selected from —H—, CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br;

R68 is selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —COOH, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —CONH2, —OH, —OCH3, —NH2;
R69 is selected from —H, —CH3, —CH2CH3;
R70 and R71 are independently selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, —COOH, —COOCH3, —COOCH2CH3, —CONH2, —NH2; and

R72 is selected from —H, —CH3, —CF3, —CH2CH3;
or a stereoisomer or mixture thereof, a solvate, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,491,031

DEVICES, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE DEVICES FOR COLLECTING INFORMATION AND SHARING INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH SESSION FLOWS BETWEEN COMMUNICATION DEVICES AND SERVERS

1. A method, comprising:
generating, by a processor of a business intelligence application server, a request to obtain data having predefined attributes
from within session flows occurring between a plurality of communication devices and a merchant web server over a communication
network that comprises a plurality of network elements controlled by a software defined networking controller, wherein the
predefined attributes comprise a merchant browsing history for each of the session flows occurring between the plurality of
communication devices and the merchant web server;

sending the request to the software defined networking controller, wherein the software defined networking controller has
access to information indicating a set of network elements of the plurality of network elements within the communication network
traversed by the session flows, and wherein the software defined networking controller selects a network element from among
the set of network elements traversed by the session flows and retrieves the data from the network element;

receiving the data from the software defined networking controller; and
sharing the data with a third party who is different from a merchant associated with the merchant web server.
US Pat. No. 9,468,609

ASTAXANTHIN ANTI-INFLAMMATORY SYNERGISTIC COMBINATIONS

LYCORED LTD., Beer Sheva...

1. A composition comprising astaxanthin, carnosic acid, and tomato lycopene, wherein the molar concentration ratio of astaxanthin
to tomato lycopene is from 6:1 to 1:5.

US Pat. No. 9,473,353

CLUSTER RECONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product for reconfiguring a cluster of computing devices running virtual machines, the computer program
product comprising:
a computer readable storage device and program instructions stored on the computer readable storage device, the program instructions
comprising:

in response to one or more instructions to remove a first computing system of a plurality of computing systems from a computing
system cluster including the plurality of computing systems, execute program instructions to modify a plurality of port names
associated with a second computing system of the plurality of computing systems, wherein the second computing system includes
a storage resource that is accessible via at least one of a first port and a second port that are connected to a storage area
network, and wherein the first port utilizes a first active port name of the plurality of port names that is based on a first
computing system identifier that is associated with the first computing system and the second port utilizes a second active
port name of the plurality of port names that is based on the first computing system identifier, the program instructions
to modify the plurality of port names comprising:

program instructions to terminate access via the first port, and in response, modify the first port name based on a target
computing system identifier;

program instructions to re-establish access via the first port;
program instructions to, in response to re-establishing access via the first port, terminate access via the second port and
modify the second active port name based on the target computing system identifier; and

program instructions to re-establish access via the second port.
US Pat. No. 9,296,715

MICROPOWDER AND MOLDING CONTAINING A ZEOLITIC MATERIAL CONTAINING TI AND ZN

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

16. A molding, obtained by a process, comprising:
(i) providing a suspension comprising a microporous aluminum-free zeolitic material of structure type MWW comprising titanium
and zinc (ZnTiMWW);

(ii) subjecting the suspension provided in (i) to spray-drying to obtain a micropowder;
(iii) optionally calcining the micropowder obtained in (ii);
(iv) sharping the micropowder obtained in (ii) or (iii) to obtain a molding; and
(v) optionally drying and/or calcining the molding obtained in (iv),
wherein the micropowder obtained in (ii) or (iii) is a micropowder the particles of which having a Dv10 value of at least
2 micrometer, the micropowder comprising mesopores having an average pore diameter (4V/A) in the range of from 2 to 50 nm
as determined by Hg porosimetry according to DIN 66133, and comprising, based on a weight of the micropowder, at least 95
weight % of a microporous aluminum-free zeolitic material of structure type MWW comprising titanium and zinc (ZnTiMWW),

wherein in (ii), a spray-apparatus is used for spray-drying the suspension, the spray-apparatus being operated with a nozzle
gas having a temperature in the range of from 20 to 50 ° C., and a drying gas having a temperature in the range of from 250
to 350 ° C., said nozzle gas being an inert gas, and

wherein in (iii the micropowder is calcined at a temperature in the range of from 600 to 700 ° C. for a duration in the range
of from 0.5 to 6 h.

US Pat. No. 9,160,032

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS AND USE THEREOF

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A lithium ion battery comprising
(A) at least one cathode comprising at least one lithiated Mn-containing compound having an Mn content of from 60 to 80 mol
%, based on transition metal in cathode (A),

(B) at least one anode comprising carbon in electrically conductive form,
(C) at least one electrolyte comprising
at least one aprotic organic solvent (a),
at least one lithium salt (b), and
at least one organic compound (c) having at least one Si—N single bond per molecule, wherein said organic compound (c) comprises
a compound of general formula (III) or (IV):

wherein
R1 in each occurrence is the same or different and selected from the group consisting of C1-C10-alkyl, C1-C10-alkoxy, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

R2 is selected from the group consisting of COOR7, C1-C10-alkyl, C2-C10-alkenyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl, and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl, and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl, when compound (c) comprises a compound of formula (III) or (IV);

wherein R2 and R3 may be the same or different,

R4 and R5 are the same or different and are each selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

or >C(R4)2 is a >C?O group,

X if present at all or in multiple occurrence, is the same or different and selected from the group consisting of oxygen,
sulfur, N—R6 and C(R4)2, where

R6 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl,

R7 in each occurrence is the same or different and selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C10-alkyl, C3-C10-cycloalkyl, benzyl and C6-C14-aryl, each unsubstituted or substituted one or more times with C1-C4-alkyl, benzyl or phenyl, and

n is an integer from 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 9,131,695

HERBICIDAL ISOXAZOLO[5,4-B]PYRIDINES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method for controlling unwanted vegetation, which comprises allowing a herbicidally effective amount of a compound of
formula (I)

wherein
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6-alkyl, or C1-C6-haloalkyl;

R2 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-hydroxyalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, or C2-C6-alkynyl;

R3 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, C1-C4-alkyl-C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkenyl, phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, heterocyclyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-haloalkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C2-C6-haloalkynyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkylthio, C1-C6-haloalkylthio, amino, C1-C6-alkylamino, N,N-di-(C1-C6)-alkylamino, heterocyclyl, or phenyl; wherein heterocyclyl is a 5- or 6-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic
monocyclic ring, which contains 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S as ring members;
and wherein the heterocyclyl and phenyl moieties of R3 can be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more radicals selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, nitro,
cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxycarbonyl, C1-C4-alkylthio, C1-C4-alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, amino, C1-C4-alkylamino, N,N-di-(C1-C4)-alkylamino, heterocyclyl, and phenyl;

X is OR4, SR5; NR6R7;

R4, R5 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6-cyanoalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyloxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-haloalkenyloxy-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxycarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkyl-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, N,N-di-(C1-C6-alkyl)-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, [N—(C3-C6-cycloalkyl-C1-C6-alkyl), N—(C1-C6-alkyl)]-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-aminocarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-haloalkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl-C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C2-C6-haloalkynyl, heterocyclyl, phenyl, heterocyclylcarbonyl, phenylcarbonyl, heterocyclylcarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, phenylcarbonyl-C1-C6-alkyl, heterocyclyl-C1-C6-alkyl, or phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl; wherein heterocyclyl is a 5- or 6-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic monocyclic ring, which contains
1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S as ring members; and wherein the phenyl and heterocyclyl
moieties of R4 and R5 can be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more radicals selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxycarbonyl, heterocyclyl, and phenyl;

R6, R7 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, phenyl-C1-C6-alkoxy, phenyl, phenyl substituted with halogen, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, or SO2R8;

R8 is C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl, or phenyl; wherein the phenyl moiety of R8 can be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more radicals selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxycarbonyl, heterocyclyl, and phenyl; wherein heterocyclyl is a 5- or 6-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or
aromatic monocyclic ring, which contains 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of 0, N and S as ring
members;
or an agriculturally useful salt thereof, act on plants, their seeds and/or their habitat.

US Pat. No. 9,194,413

FIXING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FIXING IN AN OPENING IN A WALL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A fixing device (200) for fixing in an opening (100) of a wall of a vehicle, the fixing device (200) comprising the following features:
a support element (210) with at least one support lug (220) and an insertion opening extending through the support element (210); and

a retaining element (230) with at least one retaining arm (240) for fixing the fixing device (200) to the wall by rotation of the retaining element (230) relative to the support element (210) about an axis, wherein at least a portion of the retaining element (230) extends entirely through the insertion opening along the axis, such that a first portion of the retaining element (230) is disposed axially outside the insertion opening on a first side of the insertion opening and a second portion of the retaining
element (230) is disposed axially outside the insertion opening on a second, opposite side of the insertion opening, the first portion
including the at least one retaining arm (240), and the support lug (220) being configured to block a rotation of the support element (210) within the opening of the wall;

wherein the support lug (220) provides a support for inserting into the opening (100) of the wall, wherein the support lug (220) protects the retaining arm (240), and wherein the support lug (220) extends axially over a radially outer edge of the retaining arm (240).

US Pat. No. 9,257,960

ELECTROACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER HAVING REDUCED LOSSES DUE TO TRANSVERSE EMISSION AND IMPROVED PERFORMANCE DUE TO SUPPRESSION OF TRANSVERSE MODES

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. An electroacoustic transducer arranged in an acoustic track, the electroacoustic transducer comprising:
a piezoelectric substrate;
two busbars arranged on the substrate;
two electrodes arranged on the substrate, each electrode having interdigital electrode fingers interconnected with a respective
one of the two busbars, the electrodes configured for the excitation of an acoustic wave; and

a plurality of regions running parallel to the acoustic track, wherein the acoustic wave experiences different longitudinal
propagation velocity in each of the regions, the regions comprising:

a central excitation region with a first longitudinal velocity;
inner edge regions flanking the central excitation region on both sides, wherein the longitudinal velocity in the inner edge
regions deviates from the longitudinal velocity of the central excitation region;

outer edge regions flanking the inner edge regions, wherein the longitudinal velocity in the outer edge regions is higher
than the longitudinal velocity in the inner edge regions or is higher than the longitudinal velocity in the central excitation
region;

regions of the busbars flanking the outer edge regions, wherein the longitudinal velocity in the regions of the busbars is
lower than the longitudinal velocity in the outer edge regions;

wherein kx2+(1+?)ky2=k02 and ?>?1, when the longitudinal velocity in the outer edge regions is higher than the longitudinal velocity in the inner edge
regions;

wherein and kx2+(1+?)ky2=k02 and ? excitation region;

wherein the longitudinal velocity is higher in the inner edge region than in the central excitation region; and
wherein kx is a component of a wave vector in a longitudinal direction, ? is an anisotropy factor, ky is a component of the wave vector in a transverse direction, and k0 is the wave vector in a main propagation direction.

US Pat. No. 9,109,696

GEAR ACTUATOR

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A gear actuator for shifting a transmission, comprising:
a gate shifting drive;
a gear shifting drive;
a selector finger movable by the gate shifting drive and by the gear shifting drive for transmitting a shifting movement to
the transmission;

a gate shifting displacement piece connected to the gate shifting drive, wherein the gate shifting drive has a linear gate
shifting working direction; and

a gear shifting displacement piece connected to the gear shifting drive wherein the gear shifting drive has a linear gear
shifting working direction;

wherein the selector finger is mounted on the gate shifting displacement piece and the gear shifting displacement piece, and
extends through the gate shifting displacement piece such that a first end of the selector finger is coupled to the gear shifting
displacement piece and a second end of the selector finger protrudes away from the gate shifting displacement piece to engage
the transmission, the selector finger being guided displaceably in any one of the linear gate and gear shifting working directions
to engage the transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,480,200

MULTI-BLADE LAWN MOWER CUTTING SYSTEM WITH OVERLAPPING CUTTING CIRCLES

1. A multi-blade mower, comprising:
first and second spindles spaced apart from each other by a distance;
a first lower blade and a first upper blade mounted to the first spindle, wherein the first upper blade is mounted higher
than the first lower blade, and wherein the first upper blade is longer than the first lower blade and sweeps out a larger
circle than the first lower blade sweeps out during rotation;

a second lower blade and a second upper blade mounted to the second spindle, wherein the second lower blade is at the same
height as the first lower blade, wherein the second upper blade is mounted higher than the second lower blade, and wherein
the second upper blade is shorter than the second lower blade and sweeps out a smaller circle than the second lower blade
sweeps out during rotation; and

wherein the circles swept out by the first and second lower blades do not overlap, and the circles swept out by the first
upper blade and the second lower blade do overlap, as viewed from above the mower.

US Pat. No. 9,305,280

AIRBORNE FULFILLMENT CENTER UTILIZING UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR ITEM DELIVERY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

6. A system for delivering an ordered item to a user, the system comprising:
an aerial fulfillment center (“AFC”) that is airborne at an altitude and configured to receive and store a plurality of inventory
items;

a shuttle configured to transport inbound items to the AFC while the AFC is airborne;
a plurality of UAVs located at the AFC and configured to transport items from the AFC to delivery locations, while the AFC
is airborne; and

an inventory management system that sends an instruction directing a UAV of the plurality of UAVs to transport the ordered
item from the AFC to a delivery location while the AFC is airborne.

US Pat. No. 9,439,592

EYE TRACKING HEADSET AND SYSTEM FOR NEUROPSYCHOLOGICAL TESTING INCLUDING THE DETECTION OF BRAIN DAMAGE

SYNC-THINK, INC., Boston...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a headset adapted to fit over a face of a test subject and to be mounted on a head of the test subject, the headset including
a single screen positioned at a predetermined distance from the eyes of the test subject when the headset is mounted on the
head of the test subject,

a pair of lenses, including a lens positioned between each eye of the test subject and the screen, to focus light emitted
from the screen onto the eyes of the test subject; and

a camera located within the headset and configured to be trained on an eye of the test subject to facilitate determination
of gaze direction by the test subject.

US Pat. No. 9,467,000

INTELLIGENT INDEPENDENT BATTERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A method for monitoring a battery pack, the battery pack comprising a plurality of modules and a pack controller, each
module comprising a corresponding module controller, the method comprising, for each module:
measuring a module current;
measuring a module voltage;
comparing the measured module current and the measured module voltage to state of health (SOH) data in at least one dynamic
look-up table; and

determining, by the module controller, a state of charge for the module based on the comparison of the measured module current
and the measured module voltage to the SOH data in the at least one dynamic look-up table.

US Pat. No. 9,304,204

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPTICALLY MEASURING THE INTERIOR OF A PIPE

SMS MEER GMBH, Moencheng...

1. A method of optically internally surveying a seamless pipe manufactured by rolling, or of a pipe welded with a longitudinal
seam and manufactured from sheet metal plates shaped to form half shells, from a shaped sheet metal plate, or from a metal
strip unwound from a coil, the method comprising the steps of:
moving a sensor that emits a laser beam inside the pipe horizontally through the pipe;
scanning with the sensor as it moves through the pipe an inner surface of the pipe;
determining with a laser tracker positioned stationarily outside the pipe at the end of the travel path the position of the
sensor inside the pipe along and transverse to an axis of the pipe and

forming a survey of the inner surface of the pipe by combining outputs of the sensor and laser tracker.

US Pat. No. 9,462,710

PRESSURE RELIEF SYSTEM FOR SWITCHGEAR

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Zurich (...

1. A compartment of an arc resistant enclosure for an electrical component comprising:
a plurality of wall structures defining an interior space for housing an electrical component, one of the wall structures
having aperture structure for permitting internal pressure and gasses to flow there-from and vent from the compartment;

a stop structure associated with the aperture structure; and
flap structure associated with the aperture structure and movable from a closed position covering the aperture structure to
an opened position extending outwardly of the compartment permitting the internal pressure and gasses to exit the compartment
through the aperture structure,

wherein, in the closed position, a portion of the flap structure engages the stop structure to prevent the flap structure
from collapsing into the interior space of the compartment,

wherein the flap structure includes a pair of flaps, each flap being hinged to the compartment at one end thereof and each
flap having a free end such that when moving towards the closed position, the free ends move towards each other and generally
abut near a center of the aperture structure in the closed position thereof, and when moving towards the opened position,
the free ends move away from each other, and

wherein the flaps have opposing openable sides, and the compartment further comprises members having portions extending outwardly
and transversely from the one wall structure and adjacent to each of the openable sides of the flaps for preventing external
gasses from getting under the openable sides in the closed position of the flaps.

US Pat. No. 9,221,191

VACUUM VIBRATION PRESS FOR FORMING ENGINEERED COMPOSITE STONE SLABS

1. A method of manufacturing an engineered stone product, the method comprising:
mixing stone granules and stone powder with a resin binder to form an engineered stone mixture containing no more than 15%
resin binder by weight;

pouring the engineered stone mixture onto a horizontal mixture support;
locating and supporting the horizontal mixture support on a vibration table within a vacuum chamber;
bringing a pressing mechanism located within the vacuum chamber into contact with a top of the engineered stone mixture, the
engineered stone mixture being thereby sandwiched between the vibration table and the pressing mechanism;

creating a vacuum within the vacuum chamber;
applying pressure to compress the engineered stone mixture between the pressing mechanism and the vibration table, while simultaneously
applying vibrational energy to the pressing mechanism from above and to the vibration table from below, said vibrational energy
being thereby transmitted into the engineered stone mixture;

continuing to apply said pressure and said vibrational energy within said vacuum until all remaining spaces between said stone
granules and stone powder are filled by the resin binder, and all voids within the engineered stone mixture are eliminated;
and

allowing the engineered stone mixture to cure and harden into an engineered stone product.

US Pat. No. 9,471,404

ENRICHING API REGISTRY USING BIG DATA ANALYTICS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for data integration using application programming interfaces (APIs), the method comprising:
analyzing, using a processor and a memory, a request for data to determine a set of functional characteristics and a set of
non-functional characteristics expected in the data;

selecting a first API entry in a registry of API entries, the first API entry corresponding to a first API of the first data
source, wherein the first API entry includes a first metadata corresponding to a first functional characteristic in the set
of functional characteristics;

invoking the first API to obtain a first portion of the data, the first portion having the first functional characteristic;
invoking, using a second API entry in the registry, a second API to obtain a second portion of the data; and
returning the first portion and the second portion in a response to the request;
analyzing the first API of the first data source to identify a set of input parameters and a first result set of the first
API of the first data source;

computing, using big data analytics, a functional characteristic of the first result set, the functional characteristic being
the first functional characteristic;

computing a non-functional characteristic of the first result set;
constructing the first API entry, wherein the first API entry comprises the set of input parameters, the first metadata corresponding
to the functional characteristic, and a second metadata corresponding to the non-functional characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,306,552

HIGH VOLTAGE MAXIMUM VOLTAGE SELECTOR CIRCUIT WITH NO QUIESCENT CURRENT

Linear Technology Corpora...

1. A maximum voltage selection circuit comprising:
multiple inputs, each for receiving a different input voltage;
an output for delivering the highest of the input voltages; and
a voltage selection circuit that:
automatically selects the input having the largest voltage magnitude;
automatically delivers the voltage at the selected input to the output; and
does not draw quiescent operating current from any of the inputs,
wherein for each and every unique combination of two of the multiple inputs, the voltage selection circuit comprises:
an enhancement mode FET with a channel connected in series between a first input of the unique combination of the two inputs
and the output, the enhancement mode FET also having a gate;

a connection between the gate of the enhancement mode FET and the second input of the unique combination of the two inputs
through the channel of a depletion mode FET;

an additional enhancement mode FET with a channel connected in series between the second of the unique combination of the
two inputs and the output, the additional enhancement mode FET having a gate; and

a connection between the gate of the additional enhancement mode FET and the first of the unique combination of the two inputs
through the channel of an additional depletion mode FET.

US Pat. No. 9,211,470

PITCH-PROPELLED VEHICLE

Equalia LLC., Sunnyvale,...

1. A vehicle for carrying a user comprising:
a board for supporting the user;
a ground-contacting member coupled with the board;
a motorized drive assembly coupled with the ground-contacting member; and
one or more sensors coupled with the drive assembly, wherein the drive assembly adjusts the velocity of the ground-contacting
member based on one or more distances of the board from a surface below the board as detected by the sensors by using the
distances to calculate a pitch of the board with respect to the surface and applying a force to the ground-contacting member
in order to achieve a predefined velocity of the ground-contacting member that corresponds to the pitch.

US Pat. No. 9,470,664

CHROMATOGRAPHIC INTERFACE

WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An apparatus for chromatographic interfacing comprising:
an interfacing unit including
(i) a chromatographic inflow valve positioned to receive a chromatographic sample separation flow,
(ii) a chromatographic outflow valve that allows discharge of the sample separation flow,
(iii) a loop expulsion inflow valve positioned to receive an expulsion fluid flow, and
(iv) a loop expulsion outflow valve in fluid communication with the loop expulsion inflow valve and that allows discharge
of a fluid;

a sample acquisition unit including
(i) an inflow selector in selectable fluid communication with the chromatographic inflow valve or the loop expulsion inlet
valve,

(ii) an outflow selector in fluid communication with the loop expulsion outflow valve, and
(iii) one or more collection loops, each loop being independently selectable to establish fluid communication between the
inflow selector valve and the outflow selector valve; and

a sample trapping unit including
(i) a trap in selectable fluid communication with the loop expulsion outflow valve and defining a flow path from a first port
to a second port and through a stationary phase disposed therebetween, the stationary phase allows for trapping of an analyte
of interest from a fraction of the chromatographic sample separation flow, and

(ii) a scavenging gas source in selectable fluid communication with the flow path and a vacuum source in selectable fluid
communication with the flow path, the scavenging gas source and vacuum source to substantially dry the stationary phase.

US Pat. No. 9,555,849

MOTORCYCLE HAVING INTERACTIVE LEAN CONTROL

TERRACRAFT MOTORS INC., ...

1. A motorized tricycle comprising:
a frame;
two front wheels operably coupled to the frame;
one rear wheel operably coupled to the frame;
a suspension system operably coupled to one or both front wheels, the suspension system including a lean actuator in which
one end of the lean actuator is connected to the frame, the lean actuator being configured to tilt the frame of the motorized
tricycle;

a plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, one of which is operably coupled to the frame near a center of gravity of
the motorized tricycle, each of the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors perform measurement of acceleration in
three axes, angular rate in three axes, and measures magnetic field in at least one axis;

a lean mechanism controller that is operably coupled to the lean actuator of the suspension system, the lean mechanism controller
including a sensor layer that is operably coupled to the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, a verification layer
that is operably coupled to the sensor layer and that includes a component that determines accuracy of data from the sensor
layer by comparing redundant measurements from the sensor layer; and

an active system that is operably coupled to the lean mechanism controller that operates in two modes:
a first mode being an autonomous mode in which the active system includes a first component that generates a signal to tilt
the motorized tricycle in response to lateral forces so that a resultant force acts through the center of gravity of the motorized
tricycle in line with a central axis of the motorized tricycle that simulates intuitive motorcycle rider's actions, the signal
being generated from the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors, the signal being generated independent of steering
inputs, and a second component that is coupled to the first component that sends the signal to the lean mechanism controller,
the lateral forces including turning forces and effects of wind or unlevel terrain, the active system also including a third
component that is coupled to the first component and that determines magnetic heading, road incline and smoothness, braking
and acceleration forces, aerodynamic forces, skid and hydroplaning from data from the plurality of inertial measurement unit
sensors, and

a second mode being an interactive mode in which the active system includes a fourth component that detects a lean of a body
of a human and a fifth component that generates a signal to tilt the motorized tricycle in response to lateral forces so that
a resultant force acts through the center of gravity of the motorized tricycle in line with a central axis of the motorized
tricycle that simulates intuitive motorcycle rider's actions, the signal being generated from the signal that is indicative
of interaction with the human and from data from the plurality of inertial measurement unit sensors and the plurality of inertial
measurement unit sensors, and the second component that is coupled to the fifth component that sends the signal to the lean
mechanism controller.

US Pat. No. 9,451,331

PROXY DEVICE OPERATION IN COMMAND AND CONTROL NETWORK

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A method comprising:
discovering by a proxy device that communicates with both a first network and a second network of a combined network, one
or more devices coupled to the proxy device via the first network, wherein the first network is an HDMI™ (High Definition
Multimedia Interface) or MHL™ (Mobile High-Definition Link) compatible network that utilizes a device control protocol for
transfer of messages between the one or more devices in the first network, and wherein the device control protocol is CEC
(Consumer Electronics Control) for HDMI or RCP (Remote Control Protocol) for MHL;

generating by the proxy device, one or more virtual device identifiers representing each of the one or more devices in the
first network discovered by the proxy device;

generating by the proxy device a capability vector for each of the one or more devices in the first network, the capability
vector indicating one or more capabilities of a corresponding device including an indication of whether or not the corresponding
device can be configured to operate as a proxy between the second network and the first network;

periodically broadcasting by the proxy device on the second network, the one or more virtual device identifiers representing
each of the one or more devices in the first network discovered by the proxy device and the corresponding capability vector
of each of the one or more devices in the first network;

receiving by the proxy device from a command device via the second network, a command directed to a target virtual identifier
from the one or more virtual device identifiers broadcasted by the proxy device, the command device being outside the first
network, the target virtual identifier corresponding to a target device coupled to the first network; and

forwarding the command from the proxy device to the target device via the first network.

US Pat. No. 9,310,155

COMPOUND BOW SYSTEM

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. An archery bow, comprising:
a rigid vertical riser assembly with rearward extending portions;
upper and lower rotatable elements wherein each of said rotatable elements are mounted to respective rearward tip sections
of said rearward extending portions;

at least one flexible limb including a base wherein the base of said flexible limb is mounted to said vertical riser assembly;
a cable arrangement defining a bowstring extending between said upper and lower rotatable elements, said bowstring forming
upper and lower cable portions which each form a medial portion respectively trained around said upper and lower rotatable
elements so that said bowstring extends directly between the upper and lower rotatable elements,

said cable arrangement further including a return cable portion extending at one end from one of said upper and lower rotatable
elements with an opposing end secured to said at least one flexible limb, said return cable portion extending directly between
one of said upper and lower rotatable elements and said at least one flexible limb; and

an area defined between said vertical riser assembly and said bowstring;
wherein said flexible limb extends rearward from said rigid vertical riser assembly into the area such that said flexible
limb is positioned entirely within said area; and,

wherein drawing said bowstring applies force to said flexible limb causing said limb to bend and store energy.

US Pat. No. 9,142,864

ELECTROLYTES FOR RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES

Amprius, Inc., Sunnyvale...

1. A lithium ion battery comprising:
an electrode comprising an electrochemically active material selected from the group consisting of a silicon containing material,
a tin containing material, a germanium containing material, and an aluminum containing material;

an electrolyte comprising a lithium containing salt, a pyrocarbonate, and one or more fluorinated carbonate solvents;
and a solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer that includes fluorine, wherein the electrode comprising an electrochemically
active material includes core-shell nanostructures that include an inner shell and an outer shell; and wherein the SEI layer
is formed on the outer shell, the nanostructures having at least one cross-sectional dimension between 1 and 1000 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,471,602

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR VISUALIZING THE RELATIONSHIP OF COMPLEX DATA ATTRIBUTES

IHS Global Inc., Englewo...

1. A computer implemented method for depicting relationships between real-world objects, the method comprising:
obtaining attribute information for a plurality of real-world objects, the attribute information identifying a plurality of
attributes for each of the plurality of real-world objects;

creating a preview layer using the attribute information, wherein the preview layer includes a first indicia that identifies
a first attribute of the plurality of attributes as well as real-world objects that exhibit the first attribute and a second
indicia that identifies a second attribute of the plurality of attributes as well as real-world objects that exhibit the second
attribute and wherein creating the preview layer occurs without first filtering the attribute information;

creating a map image by overlaying the preview layer on top of a corresponding base map;
displaying the map image on a display device;
receiving search criteria from a user that identifies a first value and a second value of an attribute;
forming a search query that includes the first value and the second value of the attribute;
modifying the preview layer to include indicia that identifies real-world objects that exhibit either the first value or the
second value of the attribute;

modifying the map image by overlaying the modified preview layer on top of the corresponding base map; and
displaying the modified map image on the display device.
US Pat. No. 9,447,164

ENGINEERED NUCLEIC ACIDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Moderna Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation comprising:
i) an effective amount of a messenger ribonucleic acid (mRNA) sequence encoding a melanocyte-stimulating hormone polypeptide,
wherein the mRNA sequence is at least 90% identical to the sequence of SEQ ID NO: 19, and wherein the mRNA sequence comprises
an open reading frame encoding SEQ ID NO: 10; and

ii) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier,
wherein the formulation is suitable for repeated administration to a mammalian subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,491,146

COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCRYPTING DATA FOR ANONYMOUS STORAGE

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A system comprising:
circuitry for accepting from a user identifier encryption entity at least one encrypted identifier corresponding to a user
having at least one instance of data for encryption;

circuitry for encrypting the at least one instance of data to produce level-one-encrypted data, the circuitry for encrypting
configured to perform the encrypting of the at least one instance of data at least partly with a level-one asymmetric encryption
key;

circuitry for associating the at least one encrypted identifier with the level-one-encrypted data, wherein a level-one decryption
key for the level-one-encrypted data is inaccessible to the user identifier encryption entity, and wherein the level-one decryption
key is an asymmetric decryption key that is not the same key as the level-one asymmetric encryption key; and

circuitry for transmitting the level-one-encrypted data and associated encrypted identifier.
US Pat. No. 9,056,821

PROMOTER CATALYST SYSTEM WITH SOLVENT PURIFICATION

SABIC Global Technologies...

1. Listing A process for a chemical condensation reaction comprising contacting at least two chemical reagents comprising
at least one of a phenol and a ketone with an attached promoter ion exchange resin catalyst system to produce an effluent
stream, and then subjecting the effluent stream to a solvent crystallization step, wherein the attached promoter is an ion
exchange resin catalyst system that comprises a cross-linked, sulfonated ion exchange resin having sulfonic groups, wherein
the solvent used in the crystallization step comprises an aromatic solvent that comprises one or more of toluene, benzene,
and xylene, and wherein the solvent crystallization step removes at least a portion of one or more bisphenol-A byproducts.
US Pat. No. 9,051,471

WEATHER-RESISTANT PEARLESCENT PIGMENTS, PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. A weather-resistant pearlescent pigment which consists of a platelet-shaped substrate coated with one or more metal oxides,
thereby forming a metal oxide layer, wherein the metal oxide layer has a refractive index greater than 1.8, the platelet-shaped
substrate being selected from the group consisting of synthetic mica flakes, glass flakes, SiO2 flakes, Al2O3 flakes, synthetic boehmite flakes, BiOCl flakes and mixtures thereof, and a top layer, wherein the top layer consists of the
following layers:
a) a cerium-containing layer being applied directly to the metal oxide layer, the cerium-containing layer being selected from
the group consisting of cerium oxide, cerium hydroxide, hydrated cerium oxide and mixtures thereof, and

b) an organic-chemical compatibilizing layer being applied directly to the cerium-containing layer a), the organic-chemical
compatibilizing layer comprising the reaction product(s) of one or more oligomeric silane(s), wherein the oligomeric silane(s)
have one or more amino groups; and

wherein the organic-chemical compatibilizing layer is essentially free of a separate layer of SiO2.

US Pat. No. 9,485,242

ENDPOINT SECURITY SCREENING

LinkedIn Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for performing a security screen to identify website requests requiring remedial action,
the method comprising:
receiving, at a computer, a first request for information associated with a website, wherein the first request is associated
with an authorized user authorized to access the information associated with the website;

receiving, at the computer, a first response to the first request;
in response to determining that the first response comprises non-empty data, generating, at the computer, a second request
for the information associated with the website, wherein the second request includes credentials for an unauthorized user
who lacks authorization to access the information associated with the website;

receiving a second response to the second request; and
in response to determining that the second response includes non-empty data:
identifying the second request as requiring remedial action; and
storing the second response.

US Pat. No. 9,191,357

CONSISTENT INTERFACE FOR EMAIL ACTIVITY BUSINESS OBJECT

SAP SE, Walldorf (DE)

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium including program code for providing a message-based interface for exchanging
information about email activity, the medium comprising:
program code for receiving via a message-based interface derived from a common business object model, where the common business
object model includes business objects having relationships that enable derivation of message-based interfaces and message
packages, the message-based interface exposing at least one service as defined in a service registry and from a heterogeneous
application executing in an environment of computer systems providing message-based services, a first message for maintaining
information for one or more email activities, the maintaining using email activity data obtained from imported structured
data, the first message including a first message package hierarchically organized in memory based on and derived from the
common business object model, the first message package having a hierarchical organization including:

at a first hierarchical level in the first message package, an email activity bundle maintain request sync message entity;
and

at the first hierarchical level in the first message package, an email activity package including, at a second hierarchical
level in the first message package, an email activity entity, wherein each email activity entity includes, at a third hierarchical
level in the first message package, at least one of the following: an object node sender technical identifier (ID), a change
state ID, an ID, a universally unique identifier (UUID), a migrated data adaptation type code, a name, a priority code, an
initiator code, an information sensitivity code, a group code, a data origin type code, a transmitted date time, a completion
date time, a life cycle status code, a correspondence transmission status code, an activity follow up service request blocking
reason code, an initiating activity UUID, a predecessor activity UUID, an activity sentiment type code, and a groupware item
ID, and wherein a party package includes, at the third hierarchical level in the first message package, at least one reference
party entity;

program code for processing the first message based on the hierarchical organization of the first message package, where processing
the first message includes unpacking the first message package where the unpacking uses a corresponding interface to obtain
relevant data from an interface object and the first message package's derivation from the common business object model, wherein
the hierarchical organization of the first message package is used at least in part to identify the first message; and

program code for sending a second message to the heterogeneous application responsive to the first message, where the second
message includes a second message package derived from the common business object model to provide consistent semantics with
the first message package.

US Pat. No. 9,451,566

POWER AMPLIFIER TRANSMISSION MODE SWITCHING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of performing a tune-away from a first subscription to a second subscription on a wireless communication device,
the wireless communication device having a transmitter, the method comprising:
determining whether the first subscription will utilize the transmitter during the tune-away to the second subscription when
the transmitter is operating in envelope tracking mode; and

switching the transmitter from envelope tracking mode to average power tracking mode during the tune-away in response to determining
that the first subscription will utilize the transmitter during the tune-away to the second subscription.

US Pat. No. 9,444,173

RETRACTILE SOCKET ADAPTER FOR 12V OUTLET

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A retractile power outlet socket for a vehicle, comprising:
a socket body including a first electrical contact providing an electrical current from a vehicle power source;
a displaceable retractile cap including a head portion for carrying a second electrical contact, the head portion including
a flange for receiving a sealing gasket; and

a resilient member disposed to bias the displaceable cap away from the first electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 9,092,803

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO INITIATE A MOBILE DATA COMMUNICATION UTILIZING A TRIGGER SYSTEM

M-Qube, Inc., Watertown,...

1. A system for enabling targeted content delivery to a mobile device user, said mobile device having a device address, said
device address having associated therewith at least one unique identifier, said system comprising:
a message application server; and
a trigger system in communication with said message application server, said trigger system comprising:
a trigger client component configured to generate a trigger signal comprising a trigger action, user content request data
and said at least one unique identifier; and

a trigger server component in communication with said trigger client component, said trigger server component being configured
to:

receive said trigger signal, and
send to said message application server said trigger signal for processing by said message application server;
wherein said message application server is configured to:
receive from said trigger system said trigger signal, and in response thereto:
derive said mobile device address from said at least one unique identifier,
generate content based on said user request data, and
send said generated content to said device address of said mobile device,
wherein the trigger server component is a web server.

US Pat. No. 9,285,477

3D DEPTH POINT CLOUD FROM TIMING FLIGHT OF 2D SCANNED LIGHT BEAM PULSES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A light detection and ranging system comprising:
an emitter which produces an outgoing pulse sequence of coherent collimated light;
a mirror system having a scanning mirror that is positioned to deflect the outgoing pulse sequence;
a compensation mirror positioned to further deflect the outgoing pulse sequence after it is deflected by the scanning mirror,
the compensation mirror having a surface with a first curvature at an edge of the compensation mirror that is different from
a second curvature at a center of the compensation mirror;

a detector collocated with the emitter and aimed to detect an incoming pulse sequence that is a reflection of the outgoing
pulse sequence; and

electronic circuitry that is coupled to communicate with the emitter and the detector and to control the scanning mirror,
so that the outgoing pulse sequence scans a scene and the electronic circuitry computes a radial distance for each pair of
outgoing and incoming pulses and uses the computed radial distance to provide a scanned 3D depth map of objects in the scene.

US Pat. No. 9,181,131

REDISPERSIBLE POWDER COMPOSITION FOR DRY MORTAR FORMULATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition for modifying a dry mortar formulation, the composition comprising as distinct particulate compounds a water-redispersible
polymer powder and a (meth)acrylic acid polymer, wherein the (meth)acrylic acid polymer comprises in polymerized form:
(a) one or more (meth)acrylic acid monomers selected from acrylic acid and methacrylic acid;
(b) one or more ethylenically unsaturated polyalkylene oxide monomers according to formula (I):
R1—Y—(R2—O)x—R3
wherein R1 is vinyl, allyl, acryloyl, or methacryloyl;

Y is O, S, PH or NH;
R2 is C2 to C4 alkylene that can be linear or branched, wherein each R2 can be the same or different within one molecule of R1—Y—(R2—O)x—R3;

X is an integer from 100 to 300; and
R3 is H, an aliphatic, aromatic or aliphatic-aromatic hydrocarbon radical; and

(c) from 0 to 60% by weight, based on the total weight of monomers of one or more ethylenically unsaturated comonomers different
from monomers (a) and (b).

US Pat. No. 9,202,496

COMPENSATING FOR VOICE COIL MOTOR AND MICROACTUATOR DISTURBANCE IN A HARD DRIVE

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
applying a voice coil motor (VCM) input signal to a voice coil motor and a microactuator (PZT) input signal to a microactuator
in response to positioning a read/write head of a hard drive;

determining a position signal in response to positioning the read/write head;
decoupling a PZT component from the position signal to determine an estimated VCM response, the estimated VCM response used
to determine an estimated VCM disturbance;

decoupling a VCM component from the position signal to determine an estimated PZT response, the estimated PZT response used
to determine an estimated PZT disturbance; and

modifying the VCM input signal and the PZT input signal respectively to compensate for the estimated VCM disturbance and the
estimated PZT disturbance.

US Pat. No. 9,104,562

ENABLING COMMUNICATION OVER CROSS-COUPLED LINKS BETWEEN INDEPENDENTLY MANAGED COMPUTE AND STORAGE NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing communication over cross-coupled links between independently managed compute
and storage networks, comprising:
coupling, by a processing device, an independently managed local subsystem with an independently managed remote subsystem
over cross-coupled links, each subsystem comprising compute entities and storage entities;

assigning unique identifiers to the compute entities and the storage entities in a local network and a remote network;
determining whether each entity is in the local subsystem or the remote subsystem;
building a global broadcast tree bridging the compute entities in the local subsystem to the storage entities in both the
local and remote subsystem, the building based on the assigning and the determining; and

responsive to an error in a layer of the local subsystem external to a cross-coupled link, disabling the cross-coupled link
in the local subsystem, wherein the remote subsystem will detect the link has failed.

US Pat. No. 9,119,824

METHODS OF USE FOR IL-22 PROMOTING REJUVENATION OF THYMIC AND BONE MARROW FUNCTION

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A method of treatment for increasing thymic epithelial cell (TEC) function, comprising:
a) contacting thymic epithelial cells at least a portion of which have reduced function with IL-22 wherein IL-22 improves
the function of said portion of thymic epithelial cells having reduced function.

US Pat. No. 9,073,767

WATER SUPPLY WITH A BIDIRECTIONAL UV DISINFECTION DEVICE

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A water disinfection system comprising:
a bidirectional water disinfection device, having a UV light generator for the UV treatment of water,
a water pipe, having a first pipe portion, a second pipe portion and a third pipe portion which branches off between the first
and the second pipe portion,

wherein the water disinfection device has a first water connection and a second water connection,
wherein the first water connection is connected to the first pipe portion,
wherein the second water connection is connectable to a water reservoir,
wherein the second pipe portion is connectable to a water source,
wherein the third pipe portion is connectable to a tap for water;
wherein the bidirectional water disinfection device is adapted for being flown through in a first direction during filling
of the reservoir in a first mode of operation;

wherein the bidirectional water disinfection device is adapted for being flown through in a second direction which is counter
to the first direction, during water drawing from the reservoir in a second mode of operation; and

wherein a higher light intensity is producible in the UV light generator in the first mode of operation than in the second
mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 9,486,020

DAILY-USE GARMENT THAT CONVERTS INTO A PERSONAL FLOTATION DEVICE

1. A garment with flotation capabilities that masks an appearance of the flotation capabilities when the flotation capabilities
are not activated, the garment comprising:
a head portion corresponding to a head region of a wearer, the head portion configured to cover the head region of the wearer;
a body portion corresponding to a torso of the wearer;
a first flexible chamber positioned in the head portion;
a second flexible chamber positioned in the body portion;
a first fluid supply device including a container configured to hold a first fluid under pressure, a first activation member
configured to open the container, and one of a conduit and a nozzle that supplies the first fluid from the container; and

a pull string including a first end extending from the head portion and a second end attached to an arm of a second activation
member of the first fluid supply device,

wherein the first activation member automatically opens the container and the first fluid supply device supplies the first
fluid to at least one of the first flexible chamber and the second flexible chamber and the garment is converted from a normal
state to an activated state, and

wherein the wearer pulls the first end of the pull string on an outside of the head portion, the arm is moved by the second
end of the pull string, and the container is opened to supply the first fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,404,648

LED LIGHT WITH COOLING SYSTEM

Chilled Tech, LLC, Arlin...

1. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) light fixture equipped with a cooling system, comprising:
a light fixture housing;
at least one LED lighting module within the light fixture housing, wherein the at least one LED lighting module comprises
a heat sink, a Printed Circuit Board (PCB), LEDs affixed to the PCB, and a lens covering the LEDs;

wherein the light fixture housing comprises an opening for the lens of the at least one LED lighting module;
at least one driver within the light fixture housing and electronically coupled with the at least one LED lighting module;
a power input interface electronically coupled with the driver;
a cooling system comprising a watertight liquid cooling manifold within the light fixture housing, wherein the liquid cooling
manifold comprises:

a liquid intake fitting and a liquid expulsion fitting;
a first transport conduit with a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the liquid intake fitting is positioned at the proximal
end of the first transport conduit

a second transport conduit with a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the second transport conduit is aligned parallel
with the first transport conduit such that the proximal end of the second transport conduit is at a same side of the liquid
cooling manifold as the proximal end of the first transport conduit, and the distal end of the second transport conduit is
at a same side of the liquid cooling manifold as the distal end of the first transport conduit, and wherein the liquid expulsion
fitting is positioned at the distal end of the second transport conduit; and

two or more liquid cooling conduits connecting the first and second transport conduits so that liquid entering the manifold
at the liquid intake fitting travels through the two or more liquid cooling conduits to the liquid expulsion fitting, and
so that liquid entering the manifold at the liquid intake fitting travels a same distance to the liquid expulsion fitting
via any of the two or more liquid cooling conduits;

wherein the light fixture housing comprises an opening for the liquid intake fitting, and an opening for the liquid expulsion
fitting; and

wherein the liquid cooling manifold is arranged so that when the liquid intake and liquid expulsion fittings are positioned
at corresponding openings in the light fixture housing, the at least one liquid cooling conduit is in thermal communication
with the heat sink of the at least one LED lighting module.

US Pat. No. 9,348,703

IMAGE RECOVERY FROM VOLUME IMAGE FILES

EMC Corporation, Hopkint...

1. A system for image recovery, comprising:
an input interface configured to receive a block backup volume that can be mounted; and
a processor configured to:
determine a merged chain map by consolidating one or more incremental chain maps, wherein to determine the merged chain map
includes:

in the event that only one incremental chain map exists, the merged chain map reflects changes included in the existing one
incremental chain map, and

in the event that a plurality of incremental chain maps exist, consolidating the plurality of incremental chain maps to form
a single map,

wherein the merged chain map indicates the changes to a full backup that exist in the one or more incremental chain maps before
the changes are applied to the full backup in connection with a data recovery process; and

store an image using the merged chain map and a volume map.

US Pat. No. 9,415,105

METHODS FOR USING EXTRACELLULAR ADENOSINE INHIBITORS AND ADENOSINE RECEPTOR INHIBITORS TO ENHANCE IMMUNE RESPONSE AND INFLAMMATION

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for reducing tumor volume and/or tumor size in a subject, comprising:
administering to the subject
(a) a therapeutically effective dose of an adenosine A2a receptor antagonist, or a therapeutically effective dose of an agent
at inhibits accumulation of extracellular adenosine, or combinations thereof, and

(b) a therapeutically effective dose of an anti-neoplastic agent, thereby reducing the volume and/or size of the tumor.

US Pat. No. 9,510,045

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR AN EMBEDDED APPLIANCE

Echo360, Inc., Reston, V...

1. A non-transitory processor-readable medium storing code representing instructions to be executed by a processor, the code
comprising code to cause the processor to:
receive a first media signal and a second media signal;
identify, at a first time, a first plurality of media signal parameters based on the first media signal;
receive a first modification instruction associated with a session format having a second plurality of media signal parameters
different from the first plurality of media signal parameters;

modify the first media signal based on the first media signal parameters and the first modification instruction to produce
a first modified media signal in the session format and having the second plurality of media signal parameters;

identify, at a second time after the first time, a third plurality of media signal parameters different from the first plurality
of media signal parameters and based on the first media signal;

receive a second modification instruction associated with the session format; and
modify the first media signal or the first modified media signal based on the third plurality of media signal parameters and
the second modification instruction to produce a second modified media signal in the session format and having the second
plurality of media signal parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,054,487

SEMICONDUCTOR STRIPE LASER

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A semiconductor stripe laser comprising:
a first semiconductor region of a first conductivity type;
a second semiconductor region of a second conductivity type that is different than the first conductivity type;
an active zone configured to generate laser radiation, the active zone located between the first and the second semiconductor
region;

a stripe waveguide formed in the second semiconductor region, arranged to guide waves in a one-dimensional manner, and arranged
for a current density of at least 0.5 kA/cm2;

a first electrical contact on the first semiconductor region;
a second electrical contact on the second semiconductor region and on an electrical contact structure for external electrical
contacting of the semiconductor stripe laser;

an electrical passivation layer provided in certain places on the stripe waveguide; and
a thermal insulation apparatus located between the second electrical contact and the active zone, the thermal insulation apparatus
being located completely or partially inside the stripe waveguide;

wherein the thermal insulation apparatus is formed by one or a plurality of semiconductor layers of the second semiconductor
region and an average thermal conductivity of the one or a plurality of semiconductor layers amounts at the most to 60 W/mK
at room temperature;

wherein the one or plurality of semiconductor layers of the insulation apparatus comprises AlnIn1-n-mGamN, where 0.5
wherein a thickness of the thermal insulation apparatus is at least 20 nm, a spacing between the thermal insulation apparatus
and the second electrical contact is at least 100 nm and a spacing between the thermal insulation apparatus and the active
zone is at least 200 nm;

wherein a layer of the second semiconductor region located closest to the second electrical contact is formed from p-doped
GaN; and

wherein the one or plurality of semiconductor layers completely spans the stripe waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,382,126

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING LITHIUM CARBONATE

1. A process for preparing lithium carbonate, said process comprising:
reacting an aqueous composition comprising lithium hydroxide with CO2 by sparging said CO2 into said composition, said sparging being carried out while pH is at least substantially maintained at a value of about 10
to about 11.5, thereby obtaining a slurry comprising said lithium carbonate;

inserting at least a portion of said slurry into a clarifier and obtaining a supernatant comprising lithium bicarbonate and
a solid comprising said lithium carbonate, separating said solid from said supernatant; and

heating said supernatant at a temperature of at least 85° C. so as to at least partially convert said lithium bicarbonate
into lithium carbonate.

US Pat. No. 9,366,125

CARBONATE BASED SLURRY FRACTURING USING SOLID ACID FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of using a slurry fracturing fluid for hydraulic fracturing in an unconventional reservoir, wherein the unconventional
reservoir is selected from the group consisting of tight sands, shale gas, shale oil, coalbed methane, tight carbonate, and
gas hydrate; the method comprising the steps of:
injecting the slurry fracturing fluid into the unconventional reservoir,
wherein the slurry fracturing fluid comprises a particulate portion and a water portion, the water portion operable to adjust
a viscosity of the slurry fracturing fluid, such that the slurry fracturing fluid is capable of being pumped into the unconventional
reservoir and the slurry fracturing fluid is capable of fracturing the unconventional reservoir,

wherein the particulate portion comprises:
a calcium carbonate component;
a cement component;
a sand component;
a bentonite component; and
a solid acid component;
wherein injecting the slurry fracturing fluid is operable to generate a network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir
and is operable to fill the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir;

reducing a reservoir temperature from a first reservoir temperature to a reduced temperature by injecting the slurry fracturing
fluid into the unconventional reservoir;

permitting the slurry fracturing fluid to cure into a permeable bed in the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir,
wherein the permeable bed is a solid porous carbonaceous bed filling the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir;

allowing the reduced reservoir temperature to return to the first reservoir temperature, wherein the first reservoir temperature
is operable to trigger hydrolysis of the solid acid component with a water source, where the reduced reservoir temperature
increases toward the first reservoir temperature while the slurry fracturing fluid cures into the permeable bed in the network
of fractures, filling the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir;

hydrolyzing the solid acid component with the water source at about the first reservoir temperature, wherein the hydrolysis
of the solid acid component is operable to produce a liquid acid; and

stimulating the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir with the liquid acid, such that the liquid acid etches
the permeable bed creating small vugs in the permeable bed, and the liquid acid etches the unconventional reservoir thereby
increasing permeability of the permeable bed by about at least 2 times relative to an initially cured solid porous carbonaceous
bed in the network of fractures in the unconventional reservoir.

US Pat. No. 9,242,934

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF OXINDOLES AND ORTHO-SUBSTITUTED ANILINES AND THEIR USE AS INTERMEDIATES FOR SYNTHESES

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AG, Mo...

1. A process for the preparation of compounds of formulae (7) and (8):

in which
R1=C1-C6 alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl or substituted aryl,
R2=H, C1-C6 alkyl or substituted alkyl;
R4=F, Cl, Br, I, CF3, CN, NO2, COX;

where X=OR1, SR1, NR2R2?, where R2? is defined like R2 above and may be identical to or different from R2,
n=1-4,
R5=H, C1-C6 alkyl or substituted alkyl;
R6=C1-C6 alkyl or substituted alkyl or OH;
where compounds of formula (4):

with the aforementioned definitions of the radicals R1, R2, R4, n and R5 and where R3 is an electron-withdrawing or activating
group are prepared by a process comprises reacting a mixture

of an aniline (compound of formula Q):

in which the radicals R4, n and R5 are as defined in formula (4),
with a thioether (compound of formula W):

in which the radicals R1, R2 and R3 are as defined in formula (4),
in the presence of a chlorinating agent and an organic solvent at a reaction temperature in the range between ?60 and ?10°
C.; wherein the addition of an additional tertiary amine is dispensed with to give the compound of formula (4)

and wherein the prepared compounds of formula (4) are reacted without isolation of the compounds of formula (4), optionally
in the presence of an acid catalyst, to give the indole of formula (7) or the oxindole of formula (8).

US Pat. No. 9,497,613

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PROVIDING SUBSCRIBER SELECTED ROAMING MOBILE SERVICES

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A method, comprising:
determining, for a mobile device, a plurality of mobile services provided by at least one mobile service provider and available
in a zone outside of a home network of the mobile device, the mobile services including at least one voice service, at least
one data service, and at least one voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service;

offering the determined mobile services to a user of the mobile device;
receiving a selection from the user of at least two of the mobile services;
for each of the selected mobile services:
generating an agreement associated with the selected mobile service, the agreement being between the user and the mobile service
provider of the selected mobile service,

providing information associated with the agreement to a home network operator providing the home network of the mobile device,
and

authorizing the selected mobile service for the mobile device such that the mobile service provider of the selected mobile
service is capable of delivering the selected mobile service to the mobile device when the mobile device is in the zone outside
of the home network of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,460,332

CAPACITIVE FINGERPRINT SENSOR INCLUDING AN ELECTROSTATIC LENS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A capacitive fingerprint sensor, comprising:
a dielectric structure having a contact surface and a sensor surface;
an array of capacitive sensing elements held on or near the sensor surface of the dielectric structure; and
an electrostatic lens formed within the dielectric structure.

US Pat. No. 9,072,889

SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING NON-INVASIVE NEUROREHABILITATION OF A PATIENT

Neurohabilitation Corpora...

15. The system of claim 14 further comprising at least one of tongue sense circuitry for determining if a patient's tongue is in contact with the plurality
of electrodes located on the bottom portion of the mouthpiece, a clock for determining a total time of usage of the mouthpiece,
or an audio indicator that can warn the patient when the remaining battery charge is inadequate to complete a therapy session.
US Pat. No. 9,486,426

METHOD OF ADMINISTRATION OF GAMMA HYDROXYBUTYRATE WITH MONOCARBOXYLATE TRANSPORTERS

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Irel...

1. A method for the treatment of cataplexy in narcolepsy or excessive daytime sleepiness in narcolepsy in a patient who is
currently taking gamma-hydroxybutyrate (GHB) or a salt thereof comprising: administering to the patient a dose of divalproex
sodium concomitant to a dose of GHB or salt thereof; and reducing the daily dosage amount of GHB or salt thereof administered
to the patient between about 5% and about 50% wherein the daily dosage amount of GHB or salt thereof in the absence of concomitant
administration of divalproex sodium is between 4.5 g to 9 g.

US Pat. No. 9,444,719

REMOTE DETECTION AND MEASUREMENT OF DATA SIGNAL LEAKAGE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

15. A method comprising:
detecting, on a wired communication path, a presence of a first wireless transmission received by a first computing device
and a second computing device at a first location and a second location;

identifying expected signal strengths at the first location and the second location with respect to a first transmission device
generating the first wireless transmission;

identifying actual signal strengths at which the first wireless transmission was received over the wired communication path
at the first location and the second location;

identifying a first area at which the first wireless transmission is entering the wired communication path based on a comparison
of the expected and actual signal strengths at the first location; and

identifying a second area at which the first wireless transmission is entering the wired communication path based on a comparison
of the expected and actual signal strengths at the second location.

US Pat. No. 9,163,583

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR THRUST VECTORING

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. A thrust reverser system, comprising:
a translating sleeve configured to expose a flow path in response to the thrust reverser system being activated;
a movable shelf comprising a body having a length in a longitudinal direction, the body disposed between a forward edge and
an aft edge,

wherein the body is configured to divert a flow through the flow path to the forward edge and the aft edge,
wherein the forward edge at least partially defines a first reverse port located forward of the movable shelf, and
wherein the aft edge at least partially defines a second reverse port located aft of the movable shelf and forward of the
translating sleeve;

a track configured to position the body in a transverse orientation relative to the flow path and carry and translate the
movable shelf; and

a bucket door configured to inhibit airflow through a fan air duct, the bucket door being capable of directing the airflow
to interact with the movable shelf.

US Pat. No. 9,063,549

LIGHT DETECTION AND RANGING DEVICE WITH OSCILLATING MIRROR DRIVEN BY MAGNETICALLY INTERACTIVE COIL

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

11. An autonomous vehicle system comprising:
a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device including:
a rotating mirror system including:
a mirror body with a reflective side and a back side opposite the reflective side, wherein the mirror body is arranged to
rotate about an axis of rotation substantially parallel to the reflective side such that a change in angle of rotation creates
a corresponding change in orientation of a normal direction of the reflective side;

a conductive coil coupled to the mirror body, wherein the conductive coil is oriented in a plane substantially perpendicular
to the axis of rotation, and wherein the conductive coil is arranged such that the axis of rotation is between the reflective
side and the conductive coil;

a driving circuit configured to create a current through the conductive coil; and
at least one magnet with an associated magnetic field arranged such that current flowing through the conductive coil urges
the conductive coil in a direction perpendicular to both the magnetic field and the direction of current flow so as to generate
a torque on the mirror body;

a light source configured to emit light pulses directed toward the rotating mirror system such that the light pulses are reflected
by the reflective side and emitted from the LIDAR device according to the orientation of the reflective side; and

a sensor configured to receive returning reflected signals corresponding to the light pulses emitted from the LIDAR device;
and

a controller configured to:
instruct the LIDAR device to scan a scanning zone while emitting light pulses;
identify obstacles surrounding the autonomous vehicle based on returning reflected light signals corresponding to the emitted
light pulses; and

control the autonomous vehicle to avoid the identified obstacles.

US Pat. No. 9,048,630

SEMICONDUCTOR LASER DIODE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A semiconductor laser diode, comprising:
a substrate;
a semiconductor layer sequence on the substrate, the layer sequence having an active layer designed for generating laser light
that is emitted along an emission direction during operation; and

a filter layer that has a main extension plane that is parallel to a main extension plane of the active layer and that is
designed to scatter and/or absorb light that propagates in the semiconductor layer sequence and/or the substrate in addition
to the laser light, wherein the filter layer has a roughening on an opposite side of the substrate relative to the semiconductor
layer sequence and an absorber layer on the roughening.

US Pat. No. 9,463,215

ROMIDEPSIN FORMULATIONS AND USES THEREOF

Celgene Corporation, Sum...

1. A formulation comprising romidepsin in a concentration of 1 mg/mL to 10 mg/mL, propylene glycol (PG), ethanol (EtOH) and
an acetate buffer, wherein said formulation is stable for at least 6 months at ambient temperature wherein the ratio of PG,
EtOH and the acetate buffer is 30% of PG, 30% of EtOH, and 40% of the acetate buffer, and wherein a pH of the formulation
is in a range from 4.0 to 4.5.

US Pat. No. 9,288,672

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING A REMOTE STATION WITH A CERTIFICATE FROM A LOCAL ROOT CERTIFICATE AUTHORITY FOR SECURING A WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for configuring a remote station with a certificate from a local root certificate authority for securing a wireless
network, comprising:
forwarding a station public key to the local root certificate authority, wherein the station public key is forwarded out-of-band
of the wireless network;

receiving a certificate and a root public key from the local root certificate authority, wherein the certificate comprises
the forwarded station public key and a device identifier, and the certificate and the root public key are received out-of-band
of the wireless network; and

securely communicating, using the wireless network, with another station based on the certificate and the root public key
configured in the another station, and based on verifying, using the root public key configured in the remote station, a validity
of another certificate received from the another station.

US Pat. No. 9,258,209

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LAYER 3 PROXY ROUTING

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A gateway, comprising:
a controller; and
one or more ports coupled to the controller,
wherein the controller is configured to:
receive a gateway address request on the one or more ports;
determine whether the gateway address request is received on an inter-domain link from a second gateway;
determine, when the gateway address request is received on the inter-domain link, whether the gateway address request is originated
from the second gateway; and

when the gateway address request is not originated from the second gateway;
determine a layer 2 address of the second gateway;
form a gateway address response including the layer 2 address of the second gateway; and
transmit the gateway address response on one of the one or more ports.

US Pat. No. 9,221,027

CURING SYSTEMS FOR MATERIALS THAT CONSUME CARBON DIOXIDE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

SOLIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A curing system for curing a material which requires CO2 as a curing reagent, comprising:
a curing chamber configured to contain a material that consumes CO2 as a reagent and that does not cure in the absence of CO2 during curing, said curing chamber having at least one port configured to allow said material to be introduced into said curing
chamber and to be removed from said curing chamber, and having at least one closure for said port, said closure configured
to provide an atmospheric seal when closed so as to prevent contamination of a gas present in said curing chamber by gas outside
said curing chamber;

a source of carbon dioxide configured to provide gaseous carbon dioxide to said curing chamber by way of a gas entry port
in said curing chamber, said source of carbon dioxide having at least one flow regulation device configured to control a flow
rate of said gaseous carbon dioxide into said curing chamber;

a gas flow subsystem configured to circulate said gas through said curing chamber during a time period when said material
that consumes CO2 as a reagent is being cured;

a temperature control subsystem configured to control a temperature of said gas within said chamber;
a humidity control subsystem configured to control a humidity in said gas within said chamber; and
at least one controller in communication with at least one of said source of carbon dioxide, said gas flow subsystem, said
temperature control subsystem, and said humidity control subsystem, said at least one controller configured to control independently
during a time period when said material that consumes CO2 as a reagent is being cured at least a respective one of said flow rate of said gaseous carbon dioxide, said circulation of
said gas through said curing chamber, said temperature of said gas, and said humidity in said gas.

US Pat. No. 9,119,856

METHOD FOR TREATING CANCER USING A DIHYDROPYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVE

KING SAUD UNIVERSITY, Ri...

1. A method for treating cancer using a dihydropyrimidine derivative, the method comprising administering to a patient in
need thereof a pharmaceutical composition including a therapeutically effective amount of a dihydropyrimidine derivative and
a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, the cancer being breast cancer or colon cancer and the dihydropyrimidine derivative
being a compound of Formula I:
wherein:
R2 is S or O; and

R represents phenyl, 4-Chlorophenyl, 4-Nitrophenyl, 3,4-Dimethoxyphenyl, or 4-ethoxyphenyl;
R1 represents OCH3 or H; and

R3 and R4 each independently represent OCH3,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof wherein when R2 is O, R1 is OCH3 and R is 4-chlorophenyl, 4-nitrophenyl or 3,4-dimethoxyphenyl; and wherein when R2 is S, R1 is H and R is phenyl or 4-nitrophenyl.

US Pat. No. 9,247,713

AUTOMATED FEEDING APPARATUS

CAVADISTRIB. INC., Batis...

1. An automated feeding apparatus for animals comprises an inlet hopper having a discharge outlet provided with a feeder actuable
in accordance with a predetermined feeding regime, wherein the invention consists in the feeder having the discharge outlet
of variable and adjustable size, the discharge outlet being adjustable in telescopic manner horizontally and vertically and
being adapted thereby to enable variation of volumetric flow therethrough wherein
the feeder is in the form of a screw feeder adapted to be driven by a motor, the screw feeder being associated with and disposed
within the discharge outlet of variable and adjustable size.

US Pat. No. 9,463,375

PINBALL MACHINE WITH MODULAR COMPONENTS

Multimorphic, Inc., Aust...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a multi-level rack system having a first lateral portion and a second lateral portion, wherein:
each of the first and second lateral portions is configured to be coupled to a corresponding internal surface of a cabinet
of a pinball machine,

the first lateral portion has a first support element and a second support element, the second support element of the first
lateral portion being disposed below the first support element of the first lateral portion, the first lateral portion extending
continuously and vertically from the first support element of the first lateral portion to the second support element of the
first lateral portion, and

the second lateral portion has a first support element and a second support element, the second support element of the second
lateral portion being disposed below the first support element of the second lateral portion, the second lateral portion extending
continuously and vertically from the first support element of the second lateral portion to the second support element of
the second lateral portion; and

assembling a pinball playfield within the cabinet using the multi-level rack system, at least in part, by:
sliding a first playfield assembly into or onto the first support element of the first lateral portion and the first support
element of the second lateral portion; and

sliding a second playfield assembly into or onto the second support element of the first lateral portion and the second support
element of the second lateral portion.

US Pat. No. 9,434,108

FABRICATING FULL COLOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method for fabricating full color three-dimensional objects, comprising transforming, via a computing device comprising
three-dimensional printing capabilities, a three-dimensional model into instructions for a fabrication device by:
slicing the three-dimensional model into layers with color information preserved;
generating two-dimensional polygons for each layer based on colors on faces, colors on textures, or gradient colors, or any
combinations thereof, wherein each two-dimensional polygon comprises a single color; and

determining a tool path for fabricating a full color three-dimensional object from colored materials based on the two-dimensional
polygons for each layer, wherein determining the tool path comprises generating instructions that direct the fabrication device
to:

apply colored material for all two-dimensional polygons of a same color before switching colors;
smooth an exterior of the full color three-dimensional object by switching colors at an internal vertex of each two-dimensional
polygon within each layer; and

deposit transitional material within an infill area, a support structure, or an area outside the full color three-dimensional
object, or any combinations thereof, when switching colors.

US Pat. No. 9,481,407

DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM

1. An apparatus for reducing drag around the underside and rear tires of a commercial vehicle with the use of a drag reduction
system comprising an airfoil located in front of the rear tire assembly;
wherein said airfoil is attached to the underside of the commercial vehicle with the use of a plurality of hinges;
wherein an angle between the underside of the commercial vehicle and the airfoil can be adjusted with the use of a hydraulic
adjustment system wherein the hydraulic adjustment system is attached to the underside of the commercial vehicle;

wherein the hydraulic adjustment system is operated by a plurality of controllers;
wherein said hydraulic adjustment system comprises a hydraulic containment means, a plurality of hydraulic hoses, a hydraulic
pump, a valve, and a plurality of hydraulic cylinders;

wherein each of the plurality of hydraulic cylinders further comprise a cylinder casing, a hydraulic ram and an arm extending
from the hydraulic ram through the end of the cylinder casing;

wherein the hydraulic hoses extend from the hydraulic containment means to the hydraulic pump, from the hydraulic pump to
the valve, from the valve, the plurality of hydraulic hoses extend to each end of the plurality of the hydraulic cylinders
such that in one operational mode, hydraulic fluid flows from the valve to the plurality of hydraulic cylinders and the hydraulic
fluid pushes the hydraulic ram so that the arm is extended from the hydraulic cylinder, while in a second operational mode,
hydraulic fluid flows from the valve to the plurality of hydraulic cylinders and the hydraulic fluid pushes the hydraulic
ram so that the arm is retracted into the hydraulic cylinder, and where the plurality of hydraulic hoses also extends back
to the hydraulic containment means to allow hydraulic fluid to flow back to the hydraulic containment means;

wherein each hydraulic cylinder contains a cylinder casing, a hydraulic ram and an arm extending from the hydraulic ram through
the end of the cylinder casing;

wherein, as the hydraulic ram is adjusted by the movement of the fluid, the arm is extended and retracted;
wherein the containment means hydraulic pump, and valve are attached to the underside of the commercial vehicle; and
wherein one end of each of the plurality of hydraulic cylinders is attached to the underside of the commercial vehicle between
the plurality of hinges and a point directly above a trailing edge of the airfoil, while the end of each arm that extends
from the hydraulic cylinders is attached to the airfoil in the area of an edge opposite the plurality of hinges.

US Pat. No. 9,402,856

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING DIABETES CONTAINING TENC1 EXPRESSION OR ACTIVITY SUPPRESSOR

Postech Academy-Industry ...

1. A method for treating type 2 diabetes or complications of type 2 diabetes comprising administering to a subject in need
thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising:
an inhibitor of expression of TENC1 (Tensin like C1 domain containing phosphatase) as an active ingredient, wherein the inhibitor
of expression of TENC1 is an siRNA comprising a sequence of SEQ ID NO. 8 or SEQ ID NO. 9.

US Pat. No. 9,129,720

SYNTHESIS OF UNIFORM NANOPARTICLE SHAPES WITH HIGH SELECTIVITY

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. A non-spherical nanoparticle composition, comprising:
(a) a Group 12, 13, 14, or a first Group 15 metal or metalloid;
(b) a second Group 15 or a group 16 element; and
(c) a quaternary ammonium compound or phosphonium compound;wherein at least 75 number percent of nanoparticles in said nanoparticle composition are tetrapods.

US Pat. No. 9,340,830

OPTIMIZATION OF MULTIGENE ANALYSIS OF TUMOR SAMPLES

FOUNDATION MEDICINE, INC....

1. A method of analyzing a tumor sample for a somatic mutation, comprising:
(a) acquiring a library comprising a plurality of tumor members from the tumor sample;
(b) contacting the library with at least two bait sets to provide selected tumor members, wherein said bait sets hydridize
with the tumor members, thereby providing a library catch;

(c) sequencing by a next generation sequencing method a subgenomic interval comprising the somatic mutation from a tumor member
from said library or library catch, thereby acquiring a read for the subgenomic interval;

(d) aligning said read by an alignment method; and
(e) assigning a nucleotide value from said read for a preselected nucleotide position,thereby analyzing said tumor sample,wherein the at least two bait sets of step (b) are chosen from two of the following bait sets:
(i) a first bait set that selects a high-level target chosen from one or more tumor nucleic acid molecules that comprise a
subgenomic interval comprising a somatic mutation that appears at a frequency of about 5% or less of the cells from the tumor
sample;

(ii) a second bait set that selects a mid-level target chosen from one or more tumor nucleic acid molecules that comprise
a subgenomic interval comprising a somatic mutation that appears at a frequency of about 10% or higher of the cells from the
tumor sample;

(iii) a third bait set that selects a low-level target chosen from one or more nucleic acid molecules that comprise a subgenomic
interval chosen from one or more of:

a) a pharmacogenomic (PGx) single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) that distinguishes the ability of a patient to metabolize
different drugs,

b) a plurality of genomic SNPs that uniquely identify (fingerprint) a patient, or
c) a genomic SNP or locus that is used to assess copy number gains or losses of genomic DNA and loss-of-heterozygosity (LOH);
(iv) a fourth bait set that selects a nucleic acid molecule that comprises an intron sequence that detects a structural breakpoint;
or

(v) a fifth bait set that selects a one-copy deletion of several terminal exons, wherein each bait set of said plurality has
a unique preselected efficiency for selection for its target as compared with the other bait sets in the plurality.

US Pat. No. 9,132,300

NASAL FILTER STRUCTURE

1. A nasal filter comprising:
an outer ring having an outer periphery and an inner periphery sized to the periphery of a user's nasal orifice;
a filter layer having an outer periphery larger than the inner periphery of the outer ring,
but smaller than the outer periphery of the outer ring, and being bonded to a side of the outer ring;
an adhesive on an opposite side of the outer ring for bonding the outer ring to the columella, a nasal sill, an alar sidewall
and the facet of the user's nose;

an additional adhesive at opposing locations of the adhesive and positioned to bond to natural flex points of the user's nose;
and

a dilator positioned between the additional adhesive to open a nasal passage, wherein the dilator includes a plurality of
curved portions to fit a structure of the nasal filter and to fit the natural flex points of the user's nose.

US Pat. No. 9,178,686

SNR IMPROVEMENT CIRCUIT, SYNCHRONIZATION INFORMATION DETECTION CIRCUIT, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SNR IMPROVEMENT METHOD, AND SYNCHRONIZATION INFORMATION DETECTION METHOD

MegaChips Corporation, O...

1. A Signal to Noise Ratio (SNR) improvement circuit for improving an SNR of an input signal, the circuit comprising:
a delay unit for delaying said input signal to generate one or more delay signals;
an adder for adding said one or more delay signals and said input signal before being delayed, wherein:
said input signal contains a periodic signal in which a same signal is repeated a predetermined number of times with a predetermined
period,

said delay unit generates said one or more delay signals with delay time which is ? times longer than said predetermined period,
and

the ? is a natural number, and is set at different values with respect to two or more delay signals; and
an amplitude adjustment unit for making amplitude of at least one signal out of said input signal before being delayed and
said one or more delay signals ? times larger, wherein:

the ? is a positive number, and is set at respective values with respect to a plurality of signals,
said adder performs addition on said at least one signal by use of said signal after the amplitude thereof has been made ?
times larger in said amplitude adjustment unit, and

said ? is set at a value which alleviates fading in a result of the addition in said adder as compared with a configuration
not comprising said amplitude adjustment unit.

US Pat. No. 9,123,869

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A LIGHT EMITTING SEMICONDUCTOR DIE

Intellectual Discovery Co...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substantially planar substrate having first and second major surfaces, the first and second major surfaces being opposed
surfaces and the substantially planar substrate having first and second side surfaces between the first and second major surfaces,
the first side surface having first and second sidewall surfaces between the first and second major surfaces;

a partial cylindrical depression extending through the substantially planar substrate between the first and second sidewall
surfaces;

an electrically conductive mounting pad located on the first major surface;
an electrically conductive bonding pad located on the first major surface adjacent to the electrically conductive mounting
pad;

a light-emitting semiconductor die having a top surface and a metalized bottom major surface that is at least partially mounted
on the electrically conductive mounting pad, wherein the metalized bottom major surface comprising one of an anode and a cathode
of the light-emitting semiconductor die is electrically connected to the electrically conductive mounting pad, and wherein
the top surface comprising the other one of the anode and the cathode of the light-emitting semiconductor die is electrically
connected to the electrically conductive bonding pad;

first and second electrically conductive connecting pads located on the second major surface;
a first electrically conductive edge interconnecting element located within the partial cylindrical depression and configured
to electrically connect the electrically conductive mounting pad and the first electrically conductive connecting pad; and

an encapsulant, through which light from the light-emitting diode will be transmitted away from the substantially planar substrate,
encapsulates the light-emitting semiconductor die, the electrically conductive mounting pad, the electrically conductive bonding
pad and at least a portion of the first major surface;

wherein the electrically conductive edge interconnecting element defines a first curvature at the second major surface; and
wherein the first electrically conductive connecting pad is spaced apart from the first and second sidewall surfaces and directly
connected to only a portion of the first curvature of the first electrically conductive edge interconnecting element.

US Pat. No. 9,069,189

EYEWEAR DEVICE AND SYSTEM

THINOPTICS, INC., Palo A...

1. An eyewear system comprising lenses interconnected via a lens bridge and a pair of nose pads attachable to said eyewear,
said pair of nose pads having a skin contact layer for enhancing friction with a nose of a wearer, the eyewear being adapted
to bend at the bendable bridge to provide a pinch force of less than 50 grams from the nosepads to a nose of a user over a
variation in distance between the nosepads of up to 8 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,068,268

DISCRETE GALVANIC ANODE

Jarden Zinc Products, LLC...

1. An anode assembly, comprising:
a first metal plate having a plurality of projections extending outwardly from said first metal plate;
a second metal plate having a plurality of projections extending outwardly from said second metal plate;
a fastener coupling said first metal plate to said second metal plate;
a wire fastened to said first metal plate;
a washer disposed between said first and second metal plates; and
a mortar covering said first and second metal plates.

US Pat. No. 9,058,461

TRANSFERRING HEAT THROUGH AN OPTICAL LAYER OF INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method in a computer-aided design system for generating a functional design model of an integrated circuitry structure,
the method comprising:
generating a functional representation of a thermal zone and a non-thermal zone of the integrated circuitry structure, the
thermal zone having high thermal activity needing greater heat transfer than the non-thermal zone having low thermal activity;

generating a functional representation of an optical layer comprising optical waveguides within a first material having a
first thermal conductivity, the optical waveguides bundled into a plurality of sets of closely spaced optical waveguides substantially
throughout the thermal zone and individually spaced further apart substantially throughout the non-thermal zone; and

generating a functional representation of a heat-conductive material having a second thermal conductivity greater than the
first thermal conductivity, disposed between the sets of bundled optical waveguides in the first material of the thermal zone,
for transferring heat from at least the thermal zone through the optical layer to a heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,482,422

OUTDOOR LIGHTING DEVICE

1. An outdoor lighting device comprising at least one light-emitting diode; a housing carrying said light-emitting diode and
provided with a heat exchange radiator, said light-emitting diode being thermally coupled with said heat exchange radiator;
an air inlet; an air outlet; a covering that covers said heat exchange radiator; and a passage that is protected from solar
radiation, said passage being defined between said heat exchange radiator and said covering in such a manner that said heat
exchange radiator is arranged along said passage, said passage extending between said air inlet and said air outlet, the device
also being configured to create a flow of air in said passage between said air inlet and said air outlet, said housing being
arranged in such a manner that said air inlet is situated at a level that is lower than the level of said air outlet, said
housing including a base that receives said heat exchange radiator and said light-emitting diode, and said covering comprising
both a first element made of a first material extending from said air inlet and a second element made of a second material
extending from said air outlet but not extending to the air inlet, wherein the first material is more thermally conductive
than the second material.

US Pat. No. 9,337,278

GALLIUM NITRIDE ON HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY MATERIAL DEVICE AND METHOD

TriQuint Semiconductor, I...

11. A method of fabricating a semiconductor component comprising:
forming an N-face barrier layer;
forming an N-face gallium nitride (GaN) channel layer on the N-face barrier layer; and
forming a thermoconductive layer within 1000 nanometers of the N-face GaN channel layer, wherein the thermoconductive layer
has a thermal conductivity of at least 500 W/(m·K).

US Pat. No. 9,510,077

EARPHONE HAVING A CONTROLLED ACOUSTIC LEAK PORT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An earphone comprising:
an earphone housing having a wall comprising (1) a front side that joins (2) an end portion in which a primary output opening
is formed, which joins (3) a face portion in which a secondary output opening is formed, which joins (4) a back side which
joins the front side and encloses a driver, wherein the primary output opening is dimensioned to output sound generated by
a diaphragm of the driver contained within the earphone housing into the ear and the secondary output opening is dimensioned
to vent the ear to a surrounding environment, and

wherein portions of the end portion and the face portion in which the primary output opening and the secondary output opening
are formed, respectively, are positioned over a sound output face of the driver and the primary output opening and the secondary
output opening face different directions.

US Pat. No. 9,473,121

SCANNABLE FLIP-FLOP AND LOW POWER SCAN-SHIFT MODE OPERATION IN A DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A scannable flip-flop comprising:
a flip-flop for receiving an input signal, and for generating a flip-flop output signal; and
a voltage selection circuit coupled to the flip-flop, the voltage selection circuit for supplying a first voltage to the flip-flop
during a first state of a voltage selection signal, and for supplying a second voltage to the flip-flop during a second state
of the voltage selection signal, the voltage selection circuit comprising:

a P-channel transistor having a first current electrode coupled to a VDD voltage supply, a control electrode coupled to the
voltage selection signal, and a second current electrode for providing the first voltage; and

an N-channel transistor having a first current electrode coupled to a VDD voltage supply, a control electrode coupled to the
voltage selection signal, and a second current electrode for providing the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,238,700

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ETHYLENE COPOLYMERS IN THE PRESENCE OF FREE-RADICAL POLYMERIZATION INITIATOR BY COPOLYMERIZING ETHYLENE, A BI- OR MULTIFUNCTIONAL COMONOMER AND OPTIONALLY FURTHER COMONOMERS

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A process for preparing ethylene copolymers in the presence of free-radical polymerization initiator at pressures in the
range of from 160 MPa to 350 MPa and temperatures in the range of from 100° C. to 350° C. in a tubular reactor by copolymerizing
ethylene, a bi- or multifunctional comonomer and optionally further comonomers, wherein the bi- or multifunctional comonomer
has a structure represented by general formula (I):

wherein
R1 is methyl or hydrogen,

X1 is —O— or —NH—,

R2 each R2 can be identical or different and is selected from —Si(CH3)2—, —CH2—O— or —Si(CH3)2—O—,

n is from 1 to 32,
X2 is —C(O)—, —CHOH— or —CHSH—, and

R3 is C1-C10-alkyl or hydrogen,

or the unit X2—R3 stands for —CH?CH2,
wherein the bi- or multi-functional comonomer bears at least two different functional groups, of which at least one is an
unsaturated group and at least another functional group can act as chain transfer agent in radical ethylene polymerization.

US Pat. No. 9,099,282

FOCUSING A CHARGED PARTICLE IMAGING SYSTEM

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a charged particle beam generator configured to project simultaneously at least one non-astigmatic charged particle beam and
at least one astigmatic charged particle beam onto locations on a surface of a specimen, thereby causing released electrons
to be emitted from the locations;

an imaging detector configured to receive the released electrons from the locations and to form images of the locations from
the released electrons; and

a processor, coupled to the imaging detector, configured to analyze a subset of the images, the subset being produced by the
at least one astigmatic charged particle beam, and in response thereto to adjust a focus of the at least one non-astigmatic
charged particle beam.

US Pat. No. 9,068,786

HYBRID UPPER RECEIVER FOR A RIFLE

American Tactical Imports...

1. A combination metal/polymer upper receiver for use in a rifle, the upper receiver comprising:
a) a polymeric upper receiver housing defining a chamber; and
b) a metal insert secured within said polymeric upper receiver housing wherein said metal insert is configured to threadably
engage a barrel nut to detachably secure a rifle barrel to said combination metal/polymer upper receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,473,847

ACOUSTIC APPARATUS

Yamaha Corporation, Hama...

1. An acoustic apparatus comprising:
a cabinet;
a vibration part configured to generate an acoustic vibration;
a first tube having a cavity that faces the vibration part; and
at least one second tube, the second tube being an open tube and being connected to the first tube via a first open end and
a second open end,

wherein a length of the at least one second tube is an integer-fold of a half of a wavelength of a standing wave produced
in the first tube,

wherein the first open end is positioned at an anti-node of the standing wave produced in the first tube, and
wherein the vibration part, the first tube and the at least one second tube are housed in the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 9,269,231

FACILITATING USE OF A FINANCIAL TRANSACTION DEVICE IN A CASHLESS WAGERING SYSTEM IN A GAMING SYSTEM

IGT, Reno, NV (US)

1. A method for facilitating use of a financial transaction device of a cashless wagering system in a gaming system having
at least one processor device, the method comprising:
providing the financial transaction device, having at least an account identifier linking the financial transaction device
to at least one financial account of at least one financial institution associated with the gaming network, for one of depositing
a financial amount into the at least one financial account, cashless wagering in an electronic gaming machine (EGM) having
a payment acceptor for funding a bet associated with the financial transaction device and, and use by a plurality of gaming
and non-gaming venues for payment of goods and services, wherein providing the financial transaction device readies the financial
transaction device for one of depositing the financial amount into the at least one financial account, cashless wagering in
the EGM, and payment of the goods and the services;

loading and storing on the financial transaction device the financial amount of credit available for play on the EGM, wherein
the financial amount of the credit being one of a financial amount dynamically loaded onto the financial transaction device
via the at least one financial institution, a credit determined by at least one of a plurality of outcomes of the EGM, an
amount inputted into the EGM; and

using the financial transaction device for one of depositing the financial amount into the at least one financial account
of the at least one financial institution associated with the gaming network by one of the EGM and an automated teller machine
(ATM), cashless wagering in the EGM, and purchasing the goods and services.

US Pat. No. 9,203,619

ONLINE DATA TRANSFORMATION

Vormetric, Inc., San Jos...

1. A method for data transformation, comprising:
interleaving input/output (I/O) processing of files and rekeying of the files;
blocking from the rekeying the portion of the file while the portion of the file is subjected to the I/O processing;
blocking from the I/O processing the portion of the file while the portion of the file is subjected to the rekeying; and
writing metadata regarding status of the rekeying of the portion of the file, and regarding a key applied in the rekeying
of the portion of the file, wherein the metadata supports data integrity across concurrent rekeying of a plurality of files
and I/O processing of the plurality of files, wherein the I/O processing and the rekeying are multithreaded, and wherein at
least one method operation is performed by a hardware processor.

US Pat. No. 9,471,402

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING DEPENDENCY-ORDERED DELIVERY OF DATA SETS TO APPLICATIONS WITHIN DISTRIBUTED SYSTEMS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a queue of an application running on a node within a distributed system, a data set from at least one other
application running on another node within the distributed system via an Optimal Flooding Protocol (OFP);

obtaining metadata of the data set that is:
described in a domain-specific language; and
hoisted outside of the data set;
determining, based at least in part on the metadata of the data set, that the data set received from the other application
running on the other node has a dependency on at least one other data set that has yet to arrive at the queue of the application,
wherein the dependency requires a most up-to-date version of the other data set;

gating, due at least in part to the dependency, the data set at the queue of the application running on the node at least
until the most up-to-date version of the other data set arrives at the queue of the application running on the node;

receiving, at the queue of the application running on the node, the other data set from the other application running on the
other node within the distributed system;

determining that the dependency has been satisfied based at least in part on receiving the other data set at the queue of
the application running on the node; and

in response to determining that the dependency has been satisfied, delivering the data set and the other data set to the application
running on the node to enable the application to process the data set and the other data set in accordance with the dependency.

US Pat. No. 9,563,420

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ANALYZING SOFTWARE INTERFACE USAGE

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method of analyzing first software for software interface usage via second software, said first software comprising at
least one file path and referencing a library, said method comprising:
generating, using at least said second software, a data structure comprising a listing of all software application programming
interfaces (APIs) that can be called by said first software wherein said generating said data structure further comprises
generating a listing of all public methods on all public classes;

recursively examining, using at least said second software, all classes on a file path to identify library calls made by said
first software, wherein said recursively examining further comprises identifying constituent methods associated with each
class on said file path, and disassembling each of said constituent methods that reference calls within said listing into
a plurality of instructions to identify one or more API calls therein;

generating, using at least said second software, a call report including least said identified library calls; and
marking based on the call report, using at least said second software, one or more APIs of said listing for impending removal.

US Pat. No. 9,472,110

AIRCRAFT TAXI PATH GUIDANCE AND DISPLAY

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

11. A method for displaying aircraft taxi path guidance for an aircraft, the method comprising:
obtaining aircraft status data comprising heading data, steering angle and differential speed of main landing gear;
obtaining airport feature data;
determining, based on at least the aircraft status data and airport feature data, a trend line that represents an aircraft
predicted taxi path of the aircraft;

wherein a surface area within the airport in which the aircraft may safely travel comprises an airport active surface area,
determining if the aircraft predicted taxi path enters a shoulder of an airport active surface area within a predetermined
distance threshold;

generating corrective action associated with an excursion when it is determined that the aircraft predicted taxi path enters
the shoulder of the airport active surface area within the predetermined distance threshold, wherein the corrective action
is based on the differential speed of the main landing gear; and

displaying, on a display unit, symbology that is graphically representative of the corrective action and symbology graphically
representative of the aircraft predicted taxi path.

US Pat. No. 9,470,512

PRE-FORMED OPTICAL MEANDER STRUCTURES FOR USE IN AN OPTICAL STRAIN GAUGE SYSTEM FOR MEASUING STRAIN, AND A METHOD

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A device, comprising:
a pre-formed optical meander structure, the pre-formed optical meander structure comprising at least a first end, a second
end and a first light guide extending from the first end of the meander structure to the second end of the meander structure,
the first light guide having a first end and a second end and having a plurality of light-guiding portions connected end-to-end
in a predetermined configuration; and

a fastening device configured for fastening the pre-formed optical meander structure to the subject so as to sense strain
in the subject object.

US Pat. No. 9,471,344

HARDWARE SUPPORT FOR PROCESSING VIRTUAL MACHINE INSTRUCTIONS

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A system on an integrated circuit chip (SOC) for a storage device, the SOC comprising:
an interface for the SOC;
a memory device that is separate from a central processing unit (CPU);
a cache memory device that is separate from the memory device;
the CPU coupled with the interface and the memory device, the CPU configured to process instructions defined by a first instruction
set architecture and configured to write, to the memory device, bytecode representing instructions defined by a second instruction
set architecture that is different from the first instruction set architecture, wherein the instructions defined by the second
instruction set architecture conform to a predefined virtual machine environment;

an interpreter, executed by the CPU, the interpreter configured to convert a scripting code, which conforms to the predefined
virtual machine environment, to generate the bytecode representing the instructions defined by the second instruction set
architecture;

a cache memory manager, which is tightly coupled to the cache memory device, the cache memory manager configured to:
after the CPU has written the bytecode to the memory device and based on an instruction from the CPU, retrieves, at each memory
cycle, stored bytecode from the memory device;

writes, at each memory cycle, the stored bytecode to the cache memory device; and
processing hardware coupled with the interface and the cache memory device, the processing hardware being separate from the
CPU and configured to, after the cache memory manager has written the stored bytecode to the cache memory device, retrieve
the stored bytecode from the cache memory device, and process the stored bytecode to execute the instructions in the predefined
virtual machine environment to cause the processing hardware to perform a self-test of the storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,442,628

PAYROLL DATA ENTRY AND MANAGEMENT

Automatic Data Processing...

1. A mobile device comprising:
a memory that stores computer instructions, and
a processor that executes the computer instructions to display a user interface for at least a first employee selected by
a user of the mobile device,

the user interface comprising
a first user interface for the first employee, the first user interface comprising
a scrollable payroll data section for the first employee with multiple selectable input fields and
a data entry section for the first employee that accepts input for modifying payroll data in the multiple input fields,
the data entry section comprising a first title section, a first keypad and a first keypad input field that displays accepted
input,

wherein the first user interface populates data accepted by the data entry section into a selected input field of the multiple
selectable input fields,

wherein the accepted input is simultaneously displayed in a selected one of the multiple selectable input fields,
wherein a title corresponding to the selected one of the multiple selectable input fields is displayed in the first title
section,

wherein the scrollable payroll data section and the data entry section are simultaneously displayed,
wherein the data entry section remains in place while different fields of the multiple selectable input fields of the scrollable
payroll data section are displayed,

wherein a second user interface is generated for a second employee in response to a swipe gesture made by a user of the mobile
device while displaying the first user interface,

wherein generating the second user interface for the second employee in response to the swipe gesture comprises displaying
a scrollable payroll data section for the second employee comprising multiple selectable input fields and a data entry section
for the second employee,

wherein the data entry section of the second user interface comprises a second title section, a second keypad and a second
keypad input field,

wherein input accepted in the second keypad input field is simultaneously displayed in a selected one of the multiple selectable
input fields of the second user interface,

wherein a title corresponding to the selected one of the multiple selectable input fields is displayed in the second title
section,

wherein the scrollable payroll data section of the second user interface and the data entry section of the second user interface
are simultaneously displayed,

wherein the data entry section of the second user interface remains in place while different fields of the multiple selectable
input fields of the scrollable payroll data section of the second user interface are displayed,

wherein the memory stores payroll information associated with the first employee and the second employee and the user interface
modifies the payroll information associated with the first employee and the second employee via the respective scrollable
payroll data section and data entry section, and

wherein the processor executes the computer instructions to process a payroll based on the information input via the respective
scrollable payroll data section and data entry section or to save the information input via the respective scrollable payroll
data section and data entry section for later processing.

US Pat. No. 9,426,519

SYNCHRONIZED ADVERTISEMENT PLAYBACK ACROSS NAVIGATION EXPERIENCES AND TRANSITIONAL STATES

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A system, comprising:
a memory device that stores computer executable instructions;
at least one processor that executes the computer executable instructions stored in the memory which causes the at least one
processor to:

receive, from a client device, a request for a first media item;
in response to the request for the first media item, cause a pre-roll media advertisement associated with the first media
item to be sent to the client device;

cause the client device to play, in a media player provided within a graphical user interface displayed by the client device,
the pre-roll media advertisement prior to playback of the first media item;

in response to the request for the first media item, cause the first media item to be sent to the client device during playback
of the pre-roll media advertisement such that the client device buffers at least a portion of the first media item during
playback of the pre-roll media advertisement;

cause a plurality of selectable user interface elements each corresponding to at least one media item, including a selectable
user interface element corresponding to a second media item, to be displayed within the graphical user interface during playback
of the pre-roll advertisement;

to receive, from the client device, a request for the second media item prior to completion of the pre-roll media advertisement
that was made via the selectable user interface element corresponding to the second media item;

in response to the request for the second media item, cause the second media item to be sent to the client device during playback
of the pre-roll media advertisement such that the client device buffers at least a portion of the second media item during
playback of the pre-roll media advertisement;

identify a restriction related to content of a media advertisement for playing in association with the second media item;
in response to the pre-roll advertisement not satisfying the restriction and the pre-roll media advertisement not having been
played back for a minimum duration when the request for the second media item is received, replace the pre-roll media advertisement
with a new pre-roll media advertisement that satisfies the restriction; and

in response to the pre-roll advertisement satisfying the restriction, cause the client device to continue to play the pre-roll
media advertisement prior to playing of the second media item; and

cause the client device to play the second media item upon completion of the pre-roll advertisement or the new pre-roll advertisement.

US Pat. No. 9,225,555

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR COUPLING A BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATIONS

Access Solutions, Ltd., ...

1. A wireless communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver in direct wireless communication with a terrestrial base station, wherein the terrestrial base station
is in direct wireless communication with a plurality of wireless communication devices; and

a second wireless local area network transceiver in direct wireless broadband communication with a plurality of computing
devices located within a coverage area of the second transceiver, the second transceiver being coupled to the first transceiver
wherein;

the first transceiver receives a first signal from the base station, the first signal intended for a first computing device
of the plurality of computing devices, the second wireless local area network transceiver determines signal characteristics
of the first computing device, and the second transceiver transmits the first signal to the first computing device based on
the determined signal characteristics of the first computing device; and

the second transceiver receives a second signal from the first computing device, the second signal intended for the base station,
and the first transceiver transmits the second signal to the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,212,424

FLAME-ASSISTED FLASH SINTERING

nGimat Co., Lexington, K...

1. A method of manufacturing a coating, the method comprising:
a. providing a substrate having an exposed first surface,
b. providing a powder having a plurality of particles,
c. disposing said powder to said first surface of said substrate to form a particle layer,
d. creating a flame near or on a first electrode so that a high voltage current can pass from the flame, through the powder
layer and substrate to a second electrode connected to said substrate,

e. electrically energizing said electrodes causing a current flow through said flame and particle layer, and
f. consolidating or sintering said particles to some degree on said substrate in said current flow area.
US Pat. No. 9,175,258

MICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

Inocucor Technologies, In...

1. A method of increasing growth of a plant, comprising,
(a) applying to the foliage of a plant or to a plant growing medium an effective amount of a composition consisting of fermentation
broth and microorganisms consisting of isolated microorganisms of IN-M1, Accession No. PTA-12383,

so that a treated plant has increased growth compared to an untreated plant.

US Pat. No. 9,222,968

MONITORING SYSTEM FOR DETECTING DEGRADATION OF INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

FREESCALE SEMICONDUCTOR, ...

1. A system for detecting stress degradation of a semiconductor circuit, the system comprising:
a primary semiconductor circuit that has a plurality of monitor nodes;
an amplifier circuit with at least one amplifier output terminal;
at least one degradation test transistor; and
a plurality of multiplexers each having an output coupled to a respective electrode of the degradation test transistor, and
each of the multiplexers having an input coupled to one of the monitor nodes and a respective node of the amplifier circuit,

wherein in operation the multiplexers selectively insert the degradation test transistor into either the primary semiconductor
circuit or the amplifier circuit so that when inserted into the primary semiconductor circuit the degradation test transistor
is subjected to stress degradation voltages in the primary semiconductor circuit and wherein when inserted into the amplifier
circuit an output signal at the output terminal is indicative of stress degradation of the primary semiconductor circuit,

wherein the amplifier circuit includes a differential amplifier and the degradation test transistor forms part of a first
branch of the differential amplifier and part of a second branch of the differential amplifier is formed by a reference transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,200,115

PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUSLY PREPARING COPOLYAMIDES FROM LACTAMS AND SALTS OF DIAMINES AND DICARBOXYLIC ACIDS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for continuously preparing copolyamides from lactams and salts of diamines and dicarboxylic acids, in which the
lactams together with the salts of diamines and dicarboxylic acids are passed from the top downward through a vertical polymerization
tube at polyamide-forming temperatures, which comprises
a) intensively mixing an aqueous solution of lactams with salts of diamines and dicarboxylic acids under elevated pressure
which is greater than the vapor pressure of the mixture which arises in a mixing apparatus at a temperature of from 80 to
300° C., wherein the intensive mixing leads to substantial or complete homogenization of the aqueous starting monomer mixture,

b) feeding the mixture thus obtained to a heated helical tube evaporator in which a liquid phase and a vapor phase form at
a temperature of from 140 to 300° C., a stream of water vapor and/or inert gas also being introduced into the mixture if appropriate
upstream of the helical tube, and a decompression to about atmospheric pressure is effected by passage through the helical
tube evaporator, wherein no polymerization takes place in the helical tube evaporator,

c) removing the vapor phase formed in stage b) from the liquid phase and separating it in a column into water vapor and into
organic components comprising diamines, dicarboxylic acids and lactams, and recycling the organic components into the polymerization
in stage d),

d) passing the liquid phase from the helical tube of stage b) mixed with the organic components of stage c) from the top downward
through a vertical polymerization tube at polyamide-forming temperatures to obtain a copolyamide,

wherein the vapor phase which forms from the mixture as it flows through the helical tube is separated from the liquid phase
in the top of the vertical polymerization tube and the vapor phase from the top of the polymerization tube is separated in
a column into water vapor and into an organic phase comprising diamines, dicarboxylic acids and lactams, and the organic phase
is recycled into the top of the vertical polymerization tube.

US Pat. No. 9,168,978

HIGH SPEED SURFACE CRAFT AND SUBMERSIBLE CRAFT

Juliet Marine Systems, In...

1. A marine vessel comprising:
at least one buoyant tubular foil;
at least one venturi injection ring positioned adjacent to the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular foil so as to
create a passageway between the at least one venturi injection ring and the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular
foil, wherein the passageway is characterized by a fore opening, an aft opening, and an intermediate opening disposed between
the fore opening and the aft opening, and wherein the intermediate opening is smaller than the fore opening and the aft opening;

at least one fluid opening formed in the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular foil adjacent to at least one of the
intermediate opening and the aft opening; and

at least one passageway connecting the at least one fluid opening to a source of fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,471,474

CLOUD DEPLOYMENT INFRASTRUCTURE VALIDATION ENGINE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. At a computing device including one or more processors and system memory, a method for validating installed services on
the computing device, the method comprising:
receiving a request for validation of an installed role;
retrieving a manifest for the installed role, wherein the manifest identifies a plurality of validators for the installed
role;

identifying dependencies among two or more of the validators based upon common parameters and role-specific parameters required
for the manifest;

generating a dependency graph based upon the determined dependencies;
executing the one or more validators in an order specified by the dependency graph;
retrieving a diagnoser associated with the installed role; and
executing the diagnoser to identify a source of an installed role failure.

US Pat. No. 9,115,776

FLEXING ARRANGEMENT

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A flexing arrangement comprising at least one leaf spring structure including a plurality of reusable leaf springs connected
together, at least one of said leaf springs is made of essentially of an alloy of nickel and titanium, wherein the alloy has
a nickel content of substantially 50.1-55 atomic % and a titanium content of substantially 45-49.9 atomic %.

US Pat. No. 9,495,633

RECURRENT NEURAL NETWORKS FOR MALWARE ANALYSIS

CYLANCE, INC., Irvine, C...

1. A method comprising:
receiving or accessing data encapsulating a sample of at least a portion of one or more files;
feeding at least a portion of the received or accessed data as a time-based sequence into a recurrent neural network (RNN)
trained using historical data;

extracting, by the RNN, a final hidden state hi in a hidden layer of the RNN in which i is a number of elements of the sample; and

determining, using the RNN and the final hidden state, whether at least a portion of the sample is likely to comprise malicious
code.

US Pat. No. 9,452,345

RIDER DETECTION SYSTEM

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. An electric vehicle, comprising:
a board including first and second deck portions each configured to receive a left or right foot of a rider oriented generally
perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the board;

a wheel assembly including a ground-contacting element disposed between and extending above the first and second deck portions;
a motor assembly mounted to the board and configured to rotate the ground-contacting element around an axle to propel the
electric vehicle;

at least one orientation sensor configured to measure orientation information of the board;
a first sensing region disposed in the first deck portion, the first sensing region including two pressure-sensing transducers
laterally spaced from each other, such that a first of the two pressure-sensing transducers registers with a first portion
of the foot of the rider and a second of the two pressure-sensing transducers registers with a second portion of the same
foot of the rider; and

a motor controller configured to receive board orientation information measured by the orientation sensor and rider presence
information based on outputs of the two pressure-sensing transducers, and to cause the motor assembly to propel the electric
vehicle based on the board orientation information and the rider presence information;

wherein the motor controller is further configured to halt the motor assembly in response to activation of exactly zero or
exactly one of the two pressure-sensing transducers when a speed of the electric vehicle is below a threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,275,037

MANAGING COMMENTS RELATING TO WORK ITEMS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for managing textual content of phrases, the method comprising the steps of:
determining, by one or more processors, if a phrase is entered into a first field in a display, wherein the phrase contains
textual content;

determining, by one or more processors, a user name associated with the phrase entered into the first field of the display;
querying, by one or more processors, a directory for information associated with the determined user name, wherein the information
includes at least a list of titles and associated responsibilities of the determined user name;

determining, by one or more processors, if a portion of the textual content of the phrase is present in a phrase dictionary,
wherein the phrase dictionary contains textual content of one or more topics; and

responsive to determining that the portion of the textual content of the phrase is not present in the phrase dictionary, determining,
by or more processors, to not enter the portion of the textual content of the phrase in a second field of the display.

US Pat. No. 9,102,798

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LOW-HALOGEN POLYBIPHENYLSULFONE POLYMERS

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A process for the production of polybiphenyl sulfone polymers comprising
(a) providing components (a1) composed of at least one aromatic dihydroxy compound and (a2) composed of at least one aromatic
sulfone compound having two halogen substituents, where component (a1) comprises 4,4?-dihydroxybiphenyl, and then

(b) reacting component (a2) with a molar excess of component (a1) in a solvent using alkali metal carbonates as a base, where
water and/or a metal hydroxide is added after the reaction and before precipitation,

wherein according to step (b) the addition of water and/or of a metal hydroxide takes place at a conversion of at least 90%.

US Pat. No. 9,066,946

P2X7 MODULATORS

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. A compound of Formula I:

wherein:
R1 is

(a) phenyl, optionally substituted with zero to four groups selected from the group consisting of: halo, C1-C4alkyl, alkoxy, perhaloalkyl and perhaloalkoxy; or

(b) heteroaryl, selected from the group consisting of:

wherein Rk is selected from the group consisting of: H, halo, C1-C3alkyl and alkoxy;

Rj is H or C1-C3alkyl; wherein C1-C3alkyl is optionally substituted with halo, OH and alkoxy; and

n is an integer from 0-3;
X is N or CR2;

R2 is H, perhaloalkyl or C1-C3 lower alkyl;

R3 is H, perhaloalkyl, C1-C4 alkyl, alkalkoxy, CH2Ri, —C(O)Re or phenyl; wherein phenyl is optionally substituted with zero to two groups selected from the group consisting of: halo, C1-C3alkyl, alkoxy, perhaloalkyl and perhaloalkoxy;

Ri is OH, OC1-C3 alkyl, NC3H6, N(C1-C3alkyl)2 or halo;

Re is OH, OC1-C3 alkyl, N(C1-C3alkyl)2, or NC3H6;

R4 and R5 are H or C1-C3 alkyl; and

R8 is phenyl or pyridyl; optionally substituted with zero to four Rm substituents wherein Rm is selected from the group consisting of: halo, C1-C3alkyl, alkoxy, perhaloalkyl and perhaloalkoxy; or

R8 is selected from the group consisting of:


 and
pharmaceutically acceptable salts of compounds of Formula (I).

US Pat. No. 9,230,730

BI-TOROIDAL TOPOLOGY TRANSFORMER

1. A transformer comprising a primary and a secondary coil wherein the secondary coil provides an outer secondary flux path
route which isolates the primary coil from secondary coil BEMF induced flux, further comprising a secondary coil current delay
wherein the induced flux predominates below a critical minimum frequency ?c resulting in a single sinusoidal wave in the equivalent circuit and wherein further, above ?c, the coil produces an AC pulse at the primary current sine wave crest TDC wherein the value of ?e is achieved through tuning, wherein said delay further comprises a 90 degree secondary current delay in which the secondary
current waits until the primary current has peaked at TDC “of the flux” (‘top dead center’ or ‘TDC’) discharging flux.

US Pat. No. 9,194,157

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REAL ESTATE MARKETING

1. A method for allowing an individual to inspect real estate property that has been placed for sale or rent, the real estate
property having a lockbox located proximate to an entry to the real estate property, the lockbox housing a key for gaining
access to the real estate property, said method comprising the steps of:
a) establishing a user account for the individual in a computer system of a remote service provider;
b) receiving a request at the remote service provider for allowing the individual to inspect the real estate property;
c) using the computer system of the remote service provider to authenticate the request;
d) debiting the individual's user account a fee for permitting access to the real estate property; and
e) sending an approval signal from the remote service provider after authenticating the individual's request, the approval
signal allowing the access key to be obtained from the lockbox.

US Pat. No. 9,470,464

SELF-LEVELING FOLLOWER AND MAGAZINE

MAGPUL INDUSTRIES CORP., ...

1. A follower for a firearm magazine, comprising:
a platform shaped to support a cartridge and having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface defining at least
one plane;

a spacer coupled to the platform, the spacer having a top surface shaped to support a cartridge being fed to a firearm;
a front end associated with a firing direction and coupled to a front portion of the platform, the front end having an interior
surface for engaging a spring and an exterior surface for engaging a magazine body, the interior surface of the front end
being substantially perpendicular to the bottom surface of the platform and forming an obtuse angle with the at least one
plane of the platform; and

a rear end coupled to a rear portion of the platform, the rear end having an interior surface for engaging the spring and
an exterior surface for engaging the magazine body, the interior surface of the rear end perpendicular to the bottom surface
of the platform and forming an acute angle with the at least one plane of the platform; wherein

the front end extends further below the platform than does the rear end.

US Pat. No. 9,448,465

PROJECTION SCREEN WITH GOLD COATED PROJECTION RECEIVING SURFACE

7. A method for making a projection screen with a gold coated projection receiving surface for reflecting light, consisting
of:
providing a support structure having a predetermined surface topology;
adhering a fiber support to the support structure;
constructing a multilayered gesso layer on to the fiber support;
constructing a multilayered bole layer applied on to the multilayered gesso layer; and
constructing a gold layer on to the multilayered bole layer to form the gold coated projection receiving surface,
wherein at least a portion of light that is projected onto the gold coated projection receiving surface passes through ones
of at least the at least one gold layer, the at least one clay and adhesive layer, the at least one chalk and adhesive layer
and wherein the projection screen reflects back a lustrous, iridescent image that has motion and depth qualities with transmuted
color characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,392,929

CONNECTOR COMPRISING BACKFLOW VALVE FOR A TUBE SET

Medivators Inc., Minneap...

1. A connector configured to pass a liquid from a bottle and a gas between a tube set assembly and a medical instrument, the
tube set assembly comprising a first tube set having an air tube and a water tube, a second tube set utilized to provide irrigation
fluid to the medical instrument, a third tube set utilized to provide gas to the medical instrument, and a bottle cap, the
air and water tubes contacting the connector, a first flow path of the air tube and a second flow path of the water tube diverging
to first and second outlets of the connector, and a valve disposed within the second outlet and configured to prevent flow
of the liquid back from the medical instrument to the bottle, wherein the first tube set and at least one of the second tube
set or the third tube set are configured to pass through the bottle cap.

US Pat. No. 9,346,847

SPIROANNULATED NUCLEOSIDES AND PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF

1. A Spiro annulated nucleoside of the general Formula I;

where, R (in the base) is selected from H, C1-C4 alkyl, halogen, OR, NHR (R?H, COCH3, COOtBu); Q=H with the proviso that C—N double bond is absent, C—Z double bond is present and Z is O; Z is NH2 with the proviso that C—Z double bond is absent, Q?H; Z is O with the proviso that C—N double bond is absent;

A and A? are selected from H, lower alkyl —OH, —OAc CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —CH2OPiv, —CH2OTBS; m and n are integers 0,1;

A? and A?? are selected from 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran (1a) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by the
formula (1b),


where R, R?, R? are selected from H, —OH, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl group, optionally substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth;
phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl;

with the proviso that when n=l[i.e(CH2)n=1] and where m=0[i.e(CH2)m=0], A?? is absent and A? is 1,3-dihydro isobenzofuran (1a) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by
the formula (1b), directly annulated at C-3, A and A? are selected from H, lower alkyl, OH, —OAc, —CH2OH—CH2OAc, —CH2OPiv, —CH2OTBS; and R, R? and R? in 1,3-dihydro isobenzofuran (1a) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by the formula
(1b) are selected from H, —OH, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl group, optionally
substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth; phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl;
R (in the base) is selected from H, C1-C4 alkyl, halogen; Q=H with the proviso that C—N double bond ( . . . ) is absent, C—Z
double bond ( . . . ) is present and Z is O; Z is NH2 with the proviso that C—Z double bond is absent, Q?H; Z is O with the
proviso that C—N double bond ( . . . ) is absent;

the proviso that when both n=1 and m=1, A? is selected from 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran of formula (1a)) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran]
represented by the formula (1b), A and A? are selected from H, lower alkyl, —OH, —OAc, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc; R, R? and R? in 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran of formula (1a)) or isochroman [3,4-dihydro-1H-benzo[c]pyran] represented by
the formula (1b) are selected from H, —OH, —OAc, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl
group, optionally substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth; phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino,
nitro, C1-C6 alkyl; R (in the base) is selected from H, C1-C4 alkyl, halogen; Q=H with the proviso that C—N double bond (
. . . ) is absent, C—Z double bond ( . . . ) is present and Z is O; Z is NH2 with the proviso that C—Z double bond is absent,
Q?H; Z is O with the proviso that C—N double bond ( . . . ) is absent;

with the proviso that both A and A? can form together 1,3-dihydroisobenzofuran (1a) where R, R? and R?, are selected from
H, —OH, halo group, —CH2OH, —CH2OAc, —COOH, —COOMe, C1-C30 straight or branched alkyl group, optionally substituted with halogen or —OH or —NH2 or —NPhth; phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen, amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl when m=O[i.e(CH2)m=0], A?? is absent
and A? is selected from H, lower alkyl, —OH, —OAc, —CH2OH, —CH2OAC, —CH2OMe, —CH2OEt, phenyl optionally substituted with halogen,
amino, nitro, C1-C6 alkyl; and
wherein the structural formulae of the representative compounds are

US Pat. No. 9,335,910

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCTION OF INADVERTENT ACTIVATION OF MEDICAL DEVICE DURING MANIPULATION

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. An ambulatory infusion pump, comprising:
a housing;
a delivery mechanism at least partially contained within the housing and adapted to facilitate delivery of fluid to a user;
a user interface comprising a touchscreen disposed on a surface of the housing; and
a processor disposed in the housing and configured to generate menu screens for display on the touchscreen and to receive
and process touch input from the touchscreen for navigation between or among the menu screens and for setting pump parameters,
the processor further configured to:

receive touch input through the touchscreen indicating that a specific task is to be performed on the pump, the specific task
being an operation in which the user directly modifies a physical state of the pump and being selected from the group consisting
of replacement of an infusion cartridge, filling the infusion cartridge with fluid and filling infusion tubing with fluid;

automatically lock the touchscreen during the operation in response to the indication of the specific task to be performed
such that touch input received at the touchscreen is not processed by the processor to navigate between or among menu screens
or set pump parameters; and

unlock the touchscreen following completion of the operation.

US Pat. No. 9,280,039

EXTENDIBLE L-PLATE FOR CAMERA EQUIPMENT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. A mounting assembly for mounting photographic equipment on a receiving apparatus, said mounting assembly including:
(a) a base member including a portion defining a retention feature engageable and securable by said receiving apparatus, a
photographic equipment interface portion and a first engagement portion;

(b) a side member including a portion defining another retention feature engageable and securable by said receiving apparatus
and a leg projecting substantially normal to said another retention feature and comprising a second engagement portion slidably
engageable with said first engagement portion;

(c) said side member and said leg maintained in a fixed relationship with respect to one another in such a manner that said
side member and said leg are free from being readily detachable from one another and being free from being readily movable
with respect to one another;

(d) a portion of a peripheral edge portion of said photographic equipment interface portion projecting upward from a longitudinal
center of said photographic equipment interface portion to define a shallow receptacle suitable for mounting said photographic
equipment where said portion of said peripheral edge is configured such that said portion of said peripheral edge extends
upward along a portion of said photographic equipment supported by said photographic equipment interface portion;

(e) said side member defining a lower support and an upper aperture, said lower support being located closer to said leg than
said upper aperture, said lower support defining a maximum offset width defined by the distance from a first point on a central
axis of said upper aperture at a location defined by said lower support that does not include material comprising said lower
support to a first interior periphery edge of said lower support and a maximum offset height along said central axis of said
upper aperture, where said first point is further defined as the mid-point of said maximum offset height along said central
axis, said upper aperture defining a maximum upper aperture width and a maximum upper aperture height, said maximum lower
support offset width is greater than half of said maximum upper aperture width, said maximum lower support offset height is
less than said maximum upper aperture height.

US Pat. No. 9,260,089

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DECELERATION ARRANGEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for controlling a deceleration arrangement of a motor vehicle with at least one regenerative braking device, which
is designed to decelerate the motor vehicle at a variable braking torque and to generate electrical energy according to the
braking torque, wherein a speed of return of an operating element for driving the motor vehicle is detected, wherein a predefined
braking torque is exerted by the regenerative braking device when the speed of return and/or a variable correlated therewith
exceeds a first predefined threshold value or the speed of return and/or a variable correlated therewith falls below a second
predefined threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,500,506

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STAMPING AND MARKING FLUID IN A PIPE NETWORK FOR SMART MONITORING SYSTEMS

WATERSIGN LTD, Yavne (IL...

1. A system for determining fluid flow in a fluid pipe network comprising:
(a) a plurality of fluid parameter altering modulators, each marker modulator adapted to generate an alteration in one or
both of an initial fluid flow and an initial fluid pressure at a modulating location in the pipe network, the alteration being
characterized by one or more predetermined parameters, the values of the one or more parameters being indicative of one or
both of the initial fluid flow and the initial fluid pressure at the modulating location of the modulator, wherein the alteration
generated in the initial flow rate or pressure is selected from a frequency modulated wave, an amplitude modulated wave, or
a phase modulated wave; wherein each of said plurality of modulators is activated by one of the following:

i) an integral energy source;
ii) a fluid pressure in the pipe network; and
iii) a fluid flow in the pipe network;
(b) one or more sensors adapted to detect one or both of a fluid pressure or a fluid flow rate at one or more sensing locations
in the pipe network and to generate a time dependent signal indicative of one or both of the fluid pressure and the fluid
flow rate at the sensing location of the sensor; and

(c) a processor configured to analyze the signal generated by each of one or more of the sensors to determine one or both
of the initial fluid flow rate and initial fluid pressure at one or more of the marking locations.

US Pat. No. 9,480,947

VARIABLE CAPACITY MULTIPLE-LEG PACKED SEPARATION COLUMN

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An industrial packed column apparatus configured and dimensioned for processing a raw gas feedstream to a gas-oil separation
plant comprising a gaseous hydrocarbon stream containing water to remove at least a portion of the water by contact with a
liquid absorbent selected from the group consisting of triethylene glycol (TEG), ethylene glycol, methyl ethylene glycol and
methyldiethanolamine, the apparatus comprising:
a. a plurality of tubular members having upper and lower ends, the tubular member being aligned in a vertical parallel array
to form a first bundle, one of the tubular members being configured as the final downstream member,

b. each tubular member having a packed section positioned between its upper and lower ends, the packed section containing
a packing material,

c. each of the tubular members having a lean absorption liquid inlet positioned above the packed section and a rich absorption
liquid outlet positioned below the packed section,

d. each of the tubular members having a raw gas feed inlet positioned below the packed section and a treated gas outlet at
the top of the tubular member above the packed section,

e. each of the raw feed gas inlets connected to a raw feed gas manifold via control valves for selectively admitting the raw
feed gas to one or more of the plurality of tubular members,

f. each of the treated gas outlets being respectively connected via a valved conduit to (i) a treated gas collection manifold
and, with the exception of the final downstream member (ii) the raw gas inlet of one or more of the other tubular members
in the first bundle, except the treated gas outlet of the final downstream member in the bundle, whereby all or a portion
of a treated gas stream exiting a tubular member, except for the final downstream member can be passed for further treatment
to at least one of the other tubular members in the first bundle.

US Pat. No. 9,119,931

MASK SYSTEM

ResMed Limited, Bella Vi...

1. A mask system, comprising:
(i) a shroud module; wherein the shroud module includes headgear connectors adapted to removably attach to respective headgear
straps of headgear; and

(ii) a cushion module, comprising:
a rigid or semi-rigid frame defining a breathing chamber; and
a cushion to form a seal with the patient's face in a nasal bridge region, a cheek region and a lower lip/chin region of the
patient's face,

wherein the cushion is constructed of a first, relatively soft, elastomeric material and the frame is constructed of a second
material that is more rigid than the cushion,

wherein the shroud module and the cushion module are configured to be removably and non-rotatably coupleable to one another;
and

wherein the frame includes a protruding vent arrangement having a plurality of holes, wherein the shroud module includes a
first opening to accommodate said protruding vent arrangement, and further wherein the shroud module includes a second opening
positioned to align with a frame opening of the frame leading to the breathing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,471,331

MAINTAINING RESOURCE AVAILABILITY DURING MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS

Citrix Systems, Inc., Fo...

1. A method, comprising:
processing a configured reboot schedule that includes a desktop group that is to be rebooted;
determining, in accordance with the configured reboot schedule, whether to initiate a reboot cycle for performing automated
machine reboots;

responsive to determining to initiate the reboot cycle, determining whether another reboot schedule-initiated reboot cycle
is active or disconnected for the desktop group;

responsive to determining that there is not another reboot schedule-initiated reboot cycle that is active or disconnected
for the desktop group, initiating, by a computing device, the reboot cycle;

determining a set of eligible machines for the reboot cycle;
determining an interval between each machine reboot; and
based on the interval, performing machine-specific processing for the reboot cycle, wherein an attempt is made to reboot each
machine in the set of eligible machines.

US Pat. No. 9,466,653

ELECTRONIC DEVICES WITH DISPLAY-INTEGRATED LIGHT SENSORS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A display, comprising:
light-generating layers;
a transparent cover layer;
an additional layer having conductive traces, wherein the additional layer is interposed between the light-generating layers
and the transparent cover layer; and

a light sensor at least partially interposed between the light generating layers and the transparent cover layer, wherein
the light sensor is electrically coupled to at least one of the light-generating layers.

US Pat. No. 9,183,983

MODULAR EQUIPMENT CENTER INTEGRATED TRUSS SENSORS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for powering a line replaceable unit (LRU) without exposed electrical connectors, the system comprising:
a truss assembly comprising a plurality of transfer layers;
a primary coil of an inductive power coupling system within one or more of the transfer layers of the truss assembly; and
a secondary coil of the inductive power coupling system within the LRU, wherein the primary coil induces a current in the
secondary coil when the secondary coil within the LRU is in proximity of the primary coil within the truss assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,102,331

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL ELECTRIC MODULE FOR A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A multi-functional electric module (eModule) for use with a vehicle having a chassis, a master controller, and a drive
wheel having a propulsion-braking module, the eModule comprising:
a steering control assembly having a steering motor and at least one steering controller, wherein each of the at least one
steering controller includes a first printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) operable to control the steering motor in response
to control signals from the master controller;

a mounting bracket positioned with respect to the steering control assembly, and having a mounting feature that is engageable
with the chassis;

a propulsion control assembly having a propulsion controller including a second PCBA that is in communication with the propulsion-braking
module;

a brake controller in communication with the propulsion-braking module, wherein the brake controller includes a third PCBA;
a housing that rotates with respect to the mounting bracket, wherein the housing includes an upper portion positioned adjacent
to the mounting bracket and containing the propulsion control assembly, and a lower portion which contains the brake controller;
and

a lower control arm connected to the lower portion of the housing, wherein the control arm contains a suspension system, and
wherein the lower control arm is connectable to the drive wheel via a wheel input/output block;

wherein the pair of steering controllers, the propulsion controller, and the brake controller are in communication with each
other and with the master controller, and are responsive to commands from the master controller to thereby control a respective
steering, propulsion, and braking function of the eModule.

US Pat. No. 9,464,796

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

LuMee, LLC, Boonton, NJ ...

1. An illumination device capable of being removably coupled to a computing device, the illumination device comprising:
a case sized to receive the computing device in a receiving area;
at least one securement mechanism that retains the computing device in the receiving area;
at least one light source, the at least one light source being covered by at least one light cover at least partially disposed
on at least one nontransparent portion of the case,

wherein the at least one light cover modifies an appearance of light produced by the at least one light source, the at least
one light cover being at least one of transparent or translucent;

a light control mechanism configured to change an operative state and/or an intensity of the at least one light source; and
a power source operably coupled to the at least one light source.

US Pat. No. 9,433,505

PERCUTANEOUS OSSEOINTEGRATED IMPLANT ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN SUPPORTING AN EXO-PROSTHESIS

1. An implant assembly for a long bone having a longitudinal axis, which assembly is adapted to support an exo-prosthesis,
said assembly comprising:
(a) a stem having:
(i) a proximal end that is adapted to be received in a surgically prepared medullary canal of the long bone;
(ii) a distal end having a surface that is adapted to promote bone ingrowth;
(b) a subdermal component having a proximal portion at a proximal end of the subdermal component that is adapted for attachment
to the distal end of the stem, wherein the proximal portion comprises a porous structure forming a fixation surface that is
adapted to promote soft tissue fixation, the subdermal component further comprising a distal portion having low energy surface
that is adapted to inhibit bioadhesion;

(c) a percutaneous post having a proximal end that is adapted to be attached to the subdermal component;
wherein at least one of the distal end of the stem and the proximal portion of the subdermal component defines a surface that
is adapted to engage an osteotomy created by a cut through the long bone that is generally perpendicular to the longitudinal
axis of the long bone.

US Pat. No. 9,365,173

DEVICE FOR STABILIZING A SUPPLY VOLTAGE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Auto Kabel Managementgese...

1. Device for stabilizing a supply voltage in a motor vehicle, having:
a function component of the motor vehicle, in particular in the form of a starter; and
a voltage source, which is connected to the function component in order to supply the function component with the supply voltage,
wherein the voltage source is connected to the function component via a resistor cascade in order to stabilize the supply
voltage,

wherein the resistor cascade is switchable and has at least two cascade branches connected in parallel, wherein each cascade
branch has a switch connected in series with a resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,149,547

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF HETERODIMERS OF GLUTAMIC ACID

MOLECULAR INSIGHT PHARMAC...

1. A compound of formula (II):

wherein
R is lower alkyl, optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;
Q is C(O), O, NR?, S, S(O)2, C(O)2, or (CH2)p;

Y is O, NR?, S, S(O)2, C(O)2, or (CH2)p;

or Q and Y together are —NR?C(O)NR?—;
R? is H, C(O), S(O)2, or C(O)2;

Z is H, C1-C4 alkyl, benzyl, substituted benzyl or trialkylsilyl;

m is 1,2,3,4 or 5;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6; and
p is 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.

US Pat. No. 9,063,701

HANDHELD OPERATION DEVICE

COOLER MASTER DEVELOPMENT...

1. A handheld operation device comprising:
a casing;
a plurality of counterweight blocks; and
a counterweight module disposed on the casing, the counterweight module comprising a base and a block plate, the block plate
covering the base, one of the base and the block plate being capable of rotating with respect to the casing, the base having
a plurality of accommodating recesses, the block plate having a broken hole formed thereon, one of the accommodating recesses
being exposed in the broken hole such that one of the counterweight blocks is capable of passing through the broken hole and
then being disposed in the accommodating recess.

US Pat. No. 9,471,661

FAST SIGNATURE SCAN

1. A method for string signature scanning, comprising:
receiving a particular string field comprising a string of data values;
scanning the particular string field for a plurality of fingerprints with either a zero or non-zero false positive rate at
each possible location for the plurality of fingerprints, where one fingerprint is selected for each fixed-size signature
when the plurality of signatures includes one or more fixed-size signatures and one fingerprint is selected for each of one
or more fixed-size signature substrings of each variable-size signature when the plurality of signatures includes one or more
variable-size signatures, where each of the plurality of fingerprints of the plurality of signatures is one fragment of a
particular fixed-size signature or signature substring, the one fragment having a particular location anywhere within the
particular fixed-size signature or signature substring, where two or more of the plurality of fingerprints are at different
locations within their fixed-size signatures or fixed-size signature substrings, where location of a plurality of basic units
is location of the first basic unit of the plurality of basic units;

searching the particular string field for one or more signatures associated with one or more identified fingerprints at each
of locations of the one or more signatures, where location of a particular signature associated with a particular fingerprint
in a particular string field is determined by location of the particular fingerprint in the particular string field and location
of the particular fingerprint in the particular signature; and

outputting any identified signatures in the particular string field.

US Pat. No. 9,417,204

ANALYTE SENSOR

Senova Systems, Inc., Su...

1. A matrix material comprising a sol-gel or other polymer covalently attached to at least one of an analyte-sensitive material
(ASM) and an analyte-insensitive material (AIM), wherein said sol-gel or other polymer is formed by crossing an ASM silane
precursor compound having the structure of Formula (IV):

wherein at least two of R1, R2 and R3 are independently alkoxy, aryloxy, or methoxy, and the third is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, alkoxy,
aryloxy, and methoxy; X1 is —O— or a chemical bond; L is a linker; Y1? is —OCONR4—, —O—, —NR4CO—, —COR5—, —P(O)(OR6)O—, —CO2—, —O2C—, —NO2R4, —CO2NR4—, —N?N—, —CONH—, —NH—, or a chemical bond; ASM1 is an ASM or an AIM; and R4, R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen, alkyl, or aryl.

US Pat. No. 9,345,316

TEXTURED DEVICE FOR CLEANING COSMETIC BRUSHES

Sigma Enterprises, LLC, ...

1. A method of using a device for washing and rinsing brushes, the method comprising:
providing the device;
washing a brush head along a plurality of first texturing features distributed over a first surface region of the device to
provide a directionally neutral first texture adapted for movement of the brush head substantially equally in all directions
along the first surface region for washing the brush head; and

rinsing the brush head along a plurality of second texturing features extending along a second surface region of the device
to provide a directionally oriented second texture adapted for movement of the brush head in a predetermined direction along
the second surface region for rinsing the brush head.

US Pat. No. 9,122,021

SEALING ENCLOSURE FOR A CONNECTOR ON A CABLE, SUCH AS A STANDARDIZED FIBER-OPTIC CONNECTOR

1. A sealing enclosure for a fiber optic connector on a cable, the sealing enclosure comprising:
a cable seal adapted to sealingly engage the cable when compressed radially;
an inner body extending along a length between a forward end and a rearward end, the forward end defining a connector volume
adapted to receive the fiber optic connector, the rearward end being open to enable the cable to extend therethrough, the
inner body including a clamping section at the rearward end, the clamping section having rearwardly extending tongues adapted
to be compressed radially, the cable seal being disposed within the clamping section, and the cable seal radially spacing
an entire length of each rearwardly extending tongue from the cable even when the rearwardly extending tongues and the cable
seal are compressed radially; and

an outer body adapted to slide forwardly over the inner body to a secured position, the outer body extending over a majority
of the length of the inner body when in the secured position, the outer body including at least one bayonet-type locking element
that is adapted to axially secure the outer body in the secured position, the outer body being provided with a wall tapering
inwardly as the wall extends rearwardly, the wall being configured to radially inwardly compress the clamping section around
the cable seal when the outer body is disposed in the secured position.

US Pat. No. 9,102,906

ADHERING ACIDIC SANITARY CLEANER AND FRAGRANCER

BUCK-CHEMIE GMBH, Herren...

1. Sanitary agent for cleaning and/or disinfecting and/or fragrancing, said agent being able to be applied directly to the
sanitary object, adhering there and being able to be flushed away only after a large number of flushing operations, and said
agent comprising surfactants and at least one adhesion promoter,
characterized in that the adhesion promoter is an oxo acid of the following formula

wherein R is an alkyl or aryl radical, R? is an alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group, R? is an alkyl, aryl or alkoxyalkyl radical,
X is selected from the group consisting of phosphorus, arsenic, antimony, selenium, tellurium, chlorine, bromine, iodine,
manganese, chromium, molybdenum, tungsten and gold, m=1 to 50, n=0, 1, 2, q=1, 2, r=0, 1 and p=1, 2, the viscosity of the
agent, measured with a Haake viscometer, plate-cone system, PK 5 1° sensor, shear rate of 25 s?1 and 20° C., is at least 15 000 mPas, the proportion of adhesion promoter in the sanitary agent is between 18% b.w. (by weight)
and 50% b.w. and

further characterized in that the agent comprises water in a concentration of between 20% b.w. and 80% b.w.
US Pat. No. 9,505,659

METHOD FOR PRODUCING NANO-CEMENT, AND NANO-CEMENT

1. A method of producing nanocement involving a mechanochemical activation of dispersed grains of Portland cement in the presence
of polymeric modifier comprising the steps of:
identifying a quantity of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker;
identifying a quantity of gypsum stone;
identifying a polymeric modifier comprising sodium naphthalenesulfonate at a composition by weight of at least 60% of the
polymeric modifier;

identifying a siliceous additive;
selecting the quantity of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker to have a weight percent of the total composition between
30% and 90%;

selecting the quantity of gypsum stone to have a weight percent of the total composition between 0.3-6.0%;
selecting the quantity of polymeric modifier to have a weight percent of the total composition between 0.6-2.0%;
selecting the siliceous additive to have a balance of the weight percent of the total composition;
combining the selected quantity of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker, gypsum stone, polymeric modifier, and siliceous
additive in a grinding apparatus, the grinding apparatus configured to reduce an average particle size of the combined materials;

grinding the combined materials by the grinding apparatus;
wherein the step of grinding forms a nanoshell of sodium naphthalenesulfonate encapsulating a plurality of grains of the quantity
of Portland cement or Portland cement clinker; and

removing the combined materials after the grinding step after a desired average particle size is achieved by the grinding
step.

US Pat. No. 9,303,082

IMMUNOGENIC POLYPEPTIDES COMPRISING A SCAFFOLD POLYPEPTIDE AND A L2 POLYPEPTIDE OR A FRAGMENT THEREOF

DKFZ Deutsches Krebsforsc...

1. An immunogenic fusion polypeptide comprising:
(a) a scaffold polypeptide selected from the group consisting of thioredoxin polypeptides, and thioredoxin polypeptides from
thermophile bacteria; and

(b) a L2 peptide as set forth in one of SEQ ID NOs: 1-15, 20-22 and 31-479, wherein the scaffold polypeptide constrains the
structure of the L2 peptide.

US Pat. No. 9,204,757

ADJUSTABLE PITCH COOKING GRATE

Yohannes Atlaw, Fremont,...

1. An adjustable pitch cooking grate comprising:
a plurality of parallel rods having first and second rows of rod ends;
first and second scissors linkage operably coupling the first and second rows of rod ends;
each of the first and second scissors linkage comprising links pivotally secured to one another and to the rod ends;
each of the first and second scissors linkage placeable in a first orientation causing the rods to be placed in a closed configuration
with the rods at a first pitch and adjacent to one another;

each of the first and second scissors linkage placeable in a plurality of second orientations causing the rods to be placed
in a plurality of open configurations at a plurality of pitches, the rods defining a plurality of different width gaps between
the rods in the plurality of open configurations;

each scissors linkage having a first length when in the first orientation and a plurality of different second lengths when
in the plurality of second orientations, the first length being shorter than the second lengths.

US Pat. No. 9,506,609

LIGHT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLING

SYSTEM LIGHTING SOLUTIONS...

1. A lighting system, comprising:
a first elongate channel configured for mounting to a structure;
a second elongate channel configured for being removably coupled to the first elongate channel and forming a substantially
enclosed elongate space between the first and second elongate channels, the second elongate channel having a plurality of
evenly spaced holes therein;

a plurality of LED light assemblies, each having a translucent water-tight housing containing at least one RGB LED and an
integrated circuit, coupled to the second elongate channel with a lens of each of the translucent water-tight housings exposed
through one of the plurality of evenly spaced holes in the second elongate channel;

a plurality of segments of wire, the plurality of segments of wire electrically connecting adjacent LED light assemblies of
the plurality of light assemblies and a first of the plurality of segments configured for connection to a controller; and

a controller electrically connected to a first segment of the plurality of segments of wire to communicate with each of the
plurality of integrated circuits of the plurality of LED light assemblies and to provide power to each of the plurality of
light assemblies and having a plurality of programmable functions, each function providing at least one of a desired light
color for each of the plurality of led lights, duration of illumination and timing of illumination.

US Pat. No. 9,418,315

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR EXTRACTING DATA FROM PORTABLE DOCUMENT FORMAT (PDF) FILES

Sageworks, Inc., Raleigh...

1. A method for extracting data from a portable document format (PDF) file, the method comprising:
identifying at least one document identifier associated with a first document in a portable document format (PDF) file;
determining, using the at least one document identifier, a reference point identifier in the first document, an offset value
for indicating a location of a first detection area in the first document, and size information for indicating a size of the
first detection area in the first document,

identifying, using the reference point identifier, the reference point in the first document;
identifying, using the offset value and the size information, the first detection area in the first document; and
extracting, by processing binary data of the PDF file, data within the first detection area of the first document.

US Pat. No. 9,254,496

ARTICLES FOR MANIPULATING IMPINGING LIQUIDS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An article comprising a non-wetting surface having a dynamic contact angle of at least about 90°, said surface comprising
non-wetting features, said surface patterned with macro-scale features having a length scale Lm that is larger than a length scale Ln of the non-wetting features, the macro-scale features being configured to induce controlled asymmetry in a liquid film produced
by impingement of a droplet onto the surface, thereby reducing contact time tc between the droplet and the surface to a value lower than
2.2((?R?3)/?)?(½)(1+?/4)
where the droplet has a radius R, density ?, surface tension ?, and the patterned surface having a pinning fraction ? of zero.

US Pat. No. 9,212,770

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING FLANGE PORTIONS TO DUCTS

RAM Developing, LLC, Nor...

1. A flange for an end portion of a duct member having a thickness, comprising:
an inner wall member;
an outer wall member, which wall members are configured to receive the duct member end portion therebetween;
an intermediate member that connects the inner and outer wall members, which intermediate member includes an inner flange
panel connected to an outer flange panel, and a rib formed in the inner flange panel disposed proximate the inner wall member,
which rib is separated from the inner wall member by a distance substantially equal to the thickness of the duct member end
portion; and

a plurality of pre-fabricated first apertures disposed in the inner wall member, and a plurality of pre-fabricated second
apertures disposed in the outer wall member, wherein the pre-fabricated first apertures are substantially aligned with the
pre-fabricated second apertures and the first and second apertures are sized to receive self-tapping screw fasteners there
through to fasten the wall members to the end portion of the duct member.

US Pat. No. 9,480,541

SELF-LIGATING ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS

DENTSPLY International In...

1. A self-ligating orthodontic bracket comprising:
a mounting pad adapted to engage the tooth surface;
a bracket body having a base portion secured to the mounting pad; the bracket body having an arch wire slot which extends
in a mesiodistal direction formed therein;

at least one pair of occlusal and gingival tie wings; and
a generally U shaped, locking clip wherein the clip allows placement and removal of the arch wire when in the open position
and prevents the displacement of the arch wire from the bracket member when in the closed position, the locking clip having
a labial free end portion for engagement with the at least one pair of occlusal and gingival tie wings and a lingual base
side portion having flange portions extending therefrom;

wherein the mounting pad and the base portion of the body define a lingual cavity for securement of the lingual base side
portion of the clip to the bracket, the lingual cavity having a lingual opening for allowing the slideable movement of the
locking clip between the open and closed positions; and

wherein the lingual opening includes a smaller width in the mesiodistal direction than the lingual cavity and the flange portions
extend mesiodistally from the lingual base side portion within the lingual cavity such the flange portions have a larger width
in the mesiodistial direction than the lingual opening to prevent the flange portions of the lingual base side portion from
passing through the lingual opening thereby maintaining the flange portions of the lingual base side portion within the lingual
cavity while securing the locking clip to the bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,068,459

TURBINE DIAPHRAGM AIRFOIL, DIAPHRAGM ASSEMBLY, AND METHOD OF REPAIR

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine diaphragm airfoil comprising:
a composite airfoil body having a pressure side and a suction side, the composite airfoil body including:
a leading edge section forming a portion of each of the pressure side and the suction side; and
a trailing edge section integral with the leading edge section, the trailing edge section including:
a prefabricated member affixed to the leading edge section, the prefabricated member forming a remainder of the pressure side
of the composite airfoil body; and

a weld or braze section contacting the leading edge section and the prefabricated member, the weld or braze section forming
a remainder of the suction side of the composite airfoil body and extending from the leading edge section to approximately
a trailing edge of the composite airfoil body.

US Pat. No. 9,465,140

PETROPHYSICAL METHOD FOR PREDICTING SHEAR STRENGTH ANISOTROPY IN FINE-GRAINED ROCK FORMATIONS

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method for predicting strength anisotropy in subsurface formations along a wellpath comprising:
receiving a stress model of the subsurface formation in the area of the wellpath;
obtaining bulk strength properties of target rock, wherein the bulk strength properties are determined without coring the
subsurface strata of interest for the target rock and without performing laboratory strength measurements of the target rock;

developing anisotropic failure criteria based on the bulk strength properties, wherein the anisotropic failure criteria are
developed using predictive algorithms that relate strength measurements derived from orientated core testing of samples not
from the subsurface strata of interest and the degree of strength anisotropy associated with diverse geologic planes of weakness;

combining the stress model with the anisotropic failure criteria to develop an anisotropic wellbore stability model which
calculates planes of weakness for the target rock; and

using the anisotropic wellbore stability model to enhance hydrocarbon recovery.
US Pat. No. 9,365,834

GLUCOSE OXIDASE VARIANTS

1. A polypeptide having improved thermal stability and at the same time improved glucose oxidase activity as compared to wild-type
glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger (SEQ ID NO: 1), wherein said polypeptide comprises variations at positions corresponding to the amino acid residues T30 and
I94 in the wild-type glucose oxidase from Aspergillus niger (SEQ ID NO: 1), and at least one or more further variations at positions corresponding to amino acid residues A162, M556,
R537, R37, and V106, and wherein the amino acid sequence of said polypeptide has at least 80% sequence identity to the amino
acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 9,117,231

ORDERING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RESTAURANTS

QIKSERVE LIMITED, (GB)

1. A method of ordering menu items for delivery to a station at a premises, the method comprising the steps:
(a) a mobile device running an application interacting with a physical tag to receive a station input, the station input comprising
a station identifier and a premises identifier together identifying the station at the premises, the premises identifier defining
a venue and the station identifier defining a location within the venue;

(b) the mobile device retrieving a menu over the internet from a platform, the platform comprising a web-based server, and
the menu comprising menu items and being automatically selected from a database at the platform based on the premises identifier;

(c) the mobile device displaying the retrieved menu;
(d) the mobile device receiving an order input, the order input indicating a selection of at least one of the output menu
items;

(e) the mobile device sending the order input over the internet to the platform;
(f) a processor of the platform using the premises identifier to automatically determine and select an appropriate electronic
point of sale (EPOS) adapter from a number of stored EPOS adapters, together with a corresponding communication protocol and
a corresponding communication network; and

(g) the processor of the platform automatically causing transmission of an order to the premises identified by the input premises
identifier, the order including the station identifier and the selection of the at least one of the output menu items, wherein
the at least one processor transmits the order to the premises using the selected EPOS adapter, the selected communication
protocol and the selected communication network, whereby electronic ordering is enabled without the need to install a dedicated
system for the venue.

US Pat. No. 9,471,470

AUTOMATICALLY RECOMMENDING TEST SUITE FROM HISTORICAL DATA BASED ON RANDOMIZED EVOLUTIONARY TECHNIQUES

HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD, Ch...

1. A method of automated test suite recommendation for an application, said method comprising:
collecting at least one input related to said application, using an automated test suite recommendation system;
identifying at least one test case based on a historical data, wherein identifying said at least one test case using said
automated test suite recommendation system further comprises:

identifying a file change pattern, wherein said file change pattern indicates a way files have changed across different builds
of said application, using said automated test suite recommendation system;

identifying test execution history corresponding to said identified file change pattern, wherein said test execution history
indicates test cases changed according to said file changes across different builds of said application, using said automated
test suite recommendation system;

generating test case correlation value for each test case, based on said file change pattern and said test execution history,
using said automated test suite recommendation system;

selecting at least one test case based on said generated test case correlation value;
deriving a regression coefficient based on said file change pattern and said test case execution history, using said automated
test suite recommendation system; and

computing test case recommendations based on said selected at least one test case and said regression coefficient, using said
automated test suite recommendation system; and

providing test suite recommendation to a user based on said at least one test case, using said automated test suite recommendation
system.

US Pat. No. 9,457,011

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACID-RELATED GASTROINTESTINAL DISORDERS CONTAINING A DITHIOLANE COMPOUND AND A GASTRIC ACID SECRETION INHIBITOR

1. A method of treating acid related gastrointestinal disorders comprising:
administering orally at an effective daily dose a mixture of between 100 mg and 1500 mg of a dithiolane compound and/or one
or more modified derivatives thereof, and a between 5 and 50 mg of a proton pump inhibitor and/or one or more modified derivatives
thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,414,941

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSERTING A PLIABLE IMPLANT THROUGH A SURGICAL INCISION USING A MULTI-STAGE COMPRESSION SLEEVE

1. A system for advancing a pliable prosthetic into a surgical incision, comprising:
a compression sleeve having a first open end, a second open end, a first stage of a first length, and a second stage of a
second length, wherein said first stage has a first cross-sectional profile that evenly extends along said first length, said
second stage has a second cross-sectional profile that extends along said second length, and wherein said first stage is accessible
through said open first end and said second stage is accessible through said open second end;

a transition zone disposed between said first stage and said second stage, wherein said transition zone has a length of less
than 40 centimeters;

wherein said sleeve is comprised of a flexible material and wherein said first cross-sectional profile of said first stage
is larger than said second cross-sectional profile of said second stage.

US Pat. No. 9,352,879

BLANK FOR MAKING A MAILER AND MAILER MADE THEREBY

CONFORMER PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A blank for a mailer comprising
a front panel of rectangular shape;
a pair of side flaps extending from said front panel, each said side flap extending from a side edge of said front panel and
having a vertical score line dividing said side flap into a first section extending from said front panel and a second section,
said first section of each said side flap having an angular score line at one end extending from said front panel and said
second section of each said side flap having a horizontal score line extending from said angular score line; said angular
score line and said horizontal score line of said respective side flap delimiting a tab;

a back panel extending from a bottom edge of said front panel for folding over said front panel to define a pocket, said back
panel having a horizontally disposed score line spaced from a bottom edge of said front panel dividing said back panel into
a first trapezoidal section extending from said front panel and a rectangular section;

a closure panel extending from said front panel, said closure panel having a horizontally disposed score line dividing said
closure panel into a trapezoidal section extending from said front panel and a second section; and

a fold line disposed between said front panel and said closure panel.

US Pat. No. 9,287,983

OPTICAL DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. An optical data transmission system comprising:
a device;
a first optical maintenance port;
a second optical maintenance port;
an optical signal splitter coupled to each of the first optical maintenance port and second optical maintenance port; and
a solid-state bound data line, coupled to the device and the optical signal splitter, the solid-state bound data line configured
to transmit data using electromagnetic energy between the device and the first optical maintenance port and the second optical
maintenance port, wherein the solid-state bound data line is interrupted by a gap between (i) the device and (ii) the optical
signal splitter, wherein the gap is configured to transmit electromagnetic signals between the device and the optical signal
splitter, and to reflect electromagnetic signals emanating from the first optical maintenance port to the second optical maintenance
port, by way of the optical signal splitter, thereby further enabling data transmission between the first optical maintenance
port and the second optical maintenance port.

US Pat. No. 9,228,002

LEISHMANIA VACCINE USING SAND FLY SALIVARY IMMUNOGEN

MERIAL, INC., Duluth, GA...

1. A composition comprising an expression vector, wherein the vector comprises a polynucleotide encoding one or more polypeptides
encoding one or more LJM17 polypeptides having at least 80% sequence identity to a polypeptide having the sequence as set
forth in SEQ ID NO: 5, 7, 15, or 17, and wherein the expression vector is selected from the group consisting of pVR2001-TOPO,
pVR2001-TOPA and ALVAC.

US Pat. No. 9,053,410

RASTER IMAGE PROCESSOR WITH PRINTHEAD PROFILE COMPENSATION FOR A MULTI LEVEL DIGITAL PRINTING MACHINE

1. A method of generating a screened multi-bit data output file for a digital printing machine having the ability to print
on a page a first printable tone level, a second printable tone level, and a third printable tone level, from an unscreened
raster data file specifying a continuous tone value for a first colorant for each printable position of the page, the method
comprising the steps of:
(a) creating first and second tonal sub-ranges corresponding to the first and second printable tone levels, respectively,
for the first colorant; each of said first and second tonal sub-ranges comprising beginning and ending boundary tone values
defining first and second tone range spans and a first transition tone value to be both said ending boundary tone value of
said first tonal sub-range and said beginning boundary tone value of said second tonal sub-range;

(b) shifting the position of said first transition tone value so that said first tone range span is different from said second
tone range span;

(c) producing a modified output tone value for said first and second tonal sub-ranges by first and second tone modification
functions, respectively; and

(d) producing a single multi-bit output value corresponding to the first colorant for each printable position on the page
by using said modified output tone values of said first and second tone modification functions as inputs to at least one bi-level
half-toning algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,464,499

FRACTURING BALL RETRIEVAL DEVICE AND METHOD

Bakken Ball Retrieval, LL...

1. A wellbore plugging system for use in a wellbore casing comprising: a wellbore setting tool, a wellbore retrieval tool
and a ball-in-place plug; said wellbore retrieval tool operatively coupled to said wellbore setting tool on an upstream end
of said wellbore retrieval tool; said wellbore retrieval tool operatively coupled to said ball-in-place plug on a downstream
end of said wellbore retrieval tool; a restriction element is configured to be conveyed with said ball-in-place plug; said
wellbore retrieval tool sized and configured to trap and hold said restriction element; wherein, said restriction element
is drawn by well flow back into a trap in said wellbore retrieval tool for retrieval; and further wherein said restriction
element is configured to be deployed to seat against said ball-in-place plug upon separation of said wellbore setting tool
from said plug.

US Pat. No. 9,454,889

SECURITY AND PUBLIC SAFETY APPLICATION FOR A MOBILE DEVICE

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
configuring a plurality of client devices for continuously transmitting its respective geographic location wirelessly over
a network to a server;

configuring the server for continuously monitoring the geographic location of each of the client devices;
configuring each of the plurality of client devices for selectively transmitting an alert from the respective device to the
server;

configuring the server for identifying when one of said client devices is transmitting the alert;
configuring the server for transmitting a message to a selective one or more of said plurality of client devices being in
proximity to the one client device transmitting the alert; further comprising:

configuring the server to notify emergency medical responders when the one client devices transmits an alert for a medical
emergency;

configuring the server for to call and transmit a pre-recorded voice message to each of said plurality of client devices being
in proximity to the one client device of the user requiring assistance; and

configuring the server for providing respective directions for each of the client devices in said proximity to the one client
device of the user requiring medical assistance, to respectively proceed to the one user requiring medical assistance;

further comprising: charging a fee for transmitting of the alert for the medical emergency by the one client devices; and
paying a reward to a user of a first client device of said plurality of proximal client devices, that reaches the user requiring
medical assistance.

US Pat. No. 9,353,019

COATED SEEDS

OMS Investments, Inc., L...

1. A seed comprising a coating, wherein said coating comprises:
(a) a water-swellable polymer;
(b) one or more controlled-release fertilizers; and
(c) bone meal, wherein the bone meal comprises less than 15% protein content and less than 5% fat content.

US Pat. No. 9,304,023

FLOW METER WITH ACOUSTIC ARRAY

Rubicon Research Pty Ltd,...

1. A flow meter for a pipe or open channel, said flow meter including a longitudinal member adapted to, in use, be inserted
into said pipe or open channel but free of any internal wall of said pipe or open channel, said longitudinal member having
a plurality of pairs of acoustic transducers located therearound with each pair of acoustic transducers having a transmitting
transducer and a receiving transducer, whereby said transmitting transducer sends an acoustic signal to an internal wall of
said pipe or open channel and said receiving transducer receives the reflected acoustic signal.

US Pat. No. 9,117,220

WEB-BASED INTERACTIVE MEETING FACILITY WITH REVENUE GENERATION THROUGH SPONSORSHIP

Meetup, Inc., New York, ...

1. A computer-implemented method for organizing in-person gatherings of users of topic-related interest, the method comprising
the steps of:
providing a web-based meeting facility to a plurality of users, wherein each of the plurality of users chooses to join at
least one of a plurality of meeting groups based on at least topic-related interest and at least one of the following: a city,
a town, a state, or any combination thereof, the plurality of meeting groups associated with a plurality of in-person gatherings;

enabling, through the web-based meeting facility, at least one organizer of the plurality of users to maintain control of
organizing at least one in-person gathering associated with the at least one of the plurality of meeting groups, wherein the
at least one of the plurality of meeting groups is comprised of a subset of the plurality of users, and wherein the at least
one organizer is provided with additional privileges, control, and/or facilities from other users of the plurality of users;
and

providing the organizer, through the web-based meeting facility, with a revenue generation facility where the organizer generates
revenue through sponsorship of at least one of the meeting group and specific meetings, wherein the revenue generation facility
comprises financial management tool configured to facilitate the at least one organizer to: (i) accept an offer submitted
by a third-party sponsor, and (ii) at least one of the following: record revenue received from the third-party sponsor, place
an advertisement provided by the third-party sponsor on a website corresponding to the at least one meeting group, or any
combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,480,969

SYNTHESIS OF CO2-ONE ADSORBENT FOR CO2 REMOVAL

King Fahd University of P...

1. A Ca—Na—SiO2—Al2O3/Sodium-Calcium-Aluminosilicate composition comprising:
40-45% gehlenite and 55-60% stilbite.

US Pat. No. 9,470,410

ARRANGEMENT OF A HEAT SINK AND HEAT-GENERATING ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS HOUSED THEREON

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ub...

1. An arrangement comprising a heat sink and a heat-generating electronic component mounted to the heat sink,
wherein the heat sink comprises a main part and a moulding of plastic;
wherein the main part comprises a first surface and an opposite second surface;
wherein the electronic component is mounted to the first surface to allow heat generated by the electronic component to dissipate
through the main part;

wherein the moulding comprises a first fitting interface and the main part comprises a second fitting interface provided on
the second surface of the main part, wherein the moulding is mounted to the main part through engagement of the first fitting
interface and the second fitting interface to provide structural strength to the arrangement; and

wherein the moulding comprises at least one void provided through the moulding, such that at least a portion of the second
surface of the main part is exposed through the void after the moulding and the main part are mounted to each other,

wherein the first fitting interface comprises a first perforation and the second fitting interface comprises a second perforation
and wherein a fastener is provided to extend through the first perforation and the second perforation to engage the first
fitting interface and the second fitting interface.

US Pat. No. 9,468,627

SLOW-RELEASE FORMULATIONS OF 5-HYDROXYTRYPTOPHAN AS AN ADJUNCT TO PRO-SEROTONERGIC THERAPIES

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A method of treating a subject for a psychiatric disorder, wherein said subject has been treated with a serotonin enhancer
for at least two weeks, comprising administering to said subject a sustained release formulation of 5-hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP)
in combination with said serotonin enhancer,
wherein said sustained release formulation of 5-HTP is administered in a manner that maintains a substantially constant plasma
level of 5-HTP in said subject during said treatment at steady state, and

wherein said 5-HTP is administered in an amount effective to enhance the effects of the serotonin enhancer,
to thereby treat the psychiatric disorder.

US Pat. No. 9,215,952

MODULAR FOOD INGREDIENT ROLLER

1. A modular food ingredient roller apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of central slats, linked together to form a chain of central slats wherein each of the plurality of central slats
comprises at least one connection mechanism on a first width side, and at least one connection mechanism on a second width
side, and wherein the at least one connection mechanism of each central slat is configured to selectively and pivotally connect
to the at least one connection mechanism of another central slat, such that an interconnection between adjacent central slats
allows each of the adjacent central slats to pivot relative to another of the adjacent central slats about an axis that is
axially aligned with the at least one connection mechanism of each central slat that selectively and removably connect the
adjacent central slats;

a first end slat comprising at least one connection mechanism on a width side, wherein the at least one connection mechanism
is configured to selectively and pivotally connect to the at least one connection mechanism of a central slat, such that an
interconnection between the first end slat and one of the central slats allows the first end slat to pivot relative to one
of the central slats; and

a second end slat comprising at least one connection mechanism on a width side, wherein the at least one connection mechanism
is configured to selectively and pivotally connect to the at least one connection mechanism of a central slat, such that an
interconnection between the second end slat and one of the central slats allows the second end slat to pivot relative to one
of the central slats, wherein at least one of the central slats comprises an anchor portion extending substantially normally
from a surface of the respective central slat, wherein the anchor portion is configured to selectively engage a base apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,122,130

CABLE TRAVERSING CAMERA CARRYING DEVICE

1. A cable traversing camera carrying device comprising:
a manifold including:
two idler pulleys, each coupled between the first and second side plates located at opposing sides of the manifold and adjacent
the top side of manifold; and

a drive pulley coupled operatively engaged by a remotely activated and controlled motor, the drive pulley located in a middle
portion of the manifold offset from a line defined between axes of the two idler pulleys, wherein the two idler pulleys and
the drive pulley are adjustable to adjust the tension in a cable operatively extending through and engaging the idler pulleys
and the drive pulley; and

a camera carriage coupled to the manifold.
US Pat. No. 9,480,736

MULTIVALENT PNEUMOCOCCAL POLYSACCHARIDE-PROTEIN CONJUGATE COMPOSITION

Wyeth LLC, New York, NY ...

1. A purified Streptococcus pneumoniae serotype 1 polysaccharide that is de-O-acetylated to approximately 40 mole percent, wherein said polysaccharide is conjugated
to a carrier protein.

US Pat. No. 9,415,495

NAIL REMOVER TOOL WITH SLIDING FULCRUM AND DIMPLE

Marquette University, Mi...

1. A nail remover tool comprising a shaft having a handle end and a head end, and a head attached at the head end of the shaft,
the head comprising:
(a) a left side surface,
(b) a right side surface, and
(c) radial surfaces that transverse a perimeter portion of the left side surface and a perimeter portion of the right side
surface, the radial surfaces comprising,

(i) a first striking surface,
(ii) a dimpling surface opposite to the first striking surface, the dimpling surface comprising a dimple;
(iii) a top claw surface and a bottom claw surface forming a toothed claw between the first striking surface and the dimpling
surface; and

(iv) a second striking surface opposite the toothed claw.

US Pat. No. 9,287,196

RESONANT CLOCKING FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL STACKED DEVICES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a stack including a plurality of integrated circuit die layers including at least a first die layer and an adjacent second
die layer, each die layer including an active metal side and an opposite RDL (re-distribution layer); and

a plurality of through silicon vias including a first set of through silicon vias formed through the first die layer and a
second set of through silicon vias formed through the second die layer, wherein each of the first set of through silicon vias
includes an inductive structure and each of the second set of through silicon vias includes a capacitive structure;

wherein the apparatus includes a plurality of resonant circuits to carry clock signals, each of the resonant circuits including
a first through silicon via of the first set of through silicon vias used as an inductive circuit element of the resonant
circuit and a second through silicon via of the second set of through silicon vias used as a capacitive circuit element of
the resonant circuit, the first through silicon via of each resonant circuit being coupled with the respective second through
silicon via of the resonant circuit via the RDL of the first die layer;

wherein each of the first set of through silicon vias is utilized both for transport of the clock signals between die layers,
including transport of clock signals from the first die layer to the second die layer, and for the generation of inductance
for the respective resonant circuit; and

wherein each of the resonant circuits is shared between the first die layer and the second die layer, a clock grid of the
first die layer resonating at a same frequency and being synchronous with a clock grid of the second die layer.

US Pat. No. 9,498,743

FILTER ELEMENT WITH FEATURES TO IMPROVE PRE-CLEANING PERFORMANCE, SEALING, AND STRUCTURAL SUPPORT

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP INC...

8. An air filter assembly comprising:
an air filter element comprising filter media having a first end and a second end, the air filter element further comprising
a first end seal cap located at the first end of the filter media and a second end seal cap located at the second end of the
filter media, the first end seal cap comprising a first co-acting keyed component;

a housing chamber comprising a first end cap located at a first end of the housing chamber and a second end cap located at
a second end of the housing chamber, the first end cap comprising a second co-acting keyed component, the air filter element
mounted in the housing chamber, the first end seal cap of the filter element contacting and sealing against the first end
cap of the housing chamber, the second end seal cap of the filter element contacting and sealing against the second end cap
of the housing chamber, wherein the first and second co-acting keyed components mating with each other to at least one of:
a) orient and permit mounting of the filter element in the housing; and b) permit mounting of only an authorized filter element
in the housing, namely a filter element comprising the second co-acting keyed component to mate with the first co-acting keyed
component of the housing chamber, wherein the first co-acting component is an internal chord having an inner radial seal surface,
wherein the inner radial seal surface seals against a mating seal surface of the first end cap.