US Pat. No. 9,461,698

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH SIMULTANEOUS TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A communications device comprising:
a transmit path comprising first and second digital-to-analog converters (DACs) and having at least one non-linear characteristic;
a receive path operable simultaneously with said transmit path and at a same frequency as said transmit path;
said receive path comprising first and second analog-to-digital converters (ADCs); and
processing circuitry configured to
generate a baseband signal for said transmit path,
generate a feedforward signal based upon the baseband signal,
use the feedforward signal to reduce self-interference in said receive path from said transmit path, and
pre-distort the baseband signal based upon the at least one non-linear characteristic;
said transmit path configured to generate an analog feedforward signal based upon the feedforward signal, and generate a transmit
output signal;

said receive path comprising a combiner configured to combine the analog feedforward signal and an analog receive signal;
said processing circuitry comprising a sub-band predistorter configured to receive an input signal and generate in-phase (I)
and quadrature (Q) signals, and a phase conversion circuit configured to receive the I and Q signals and output at least one
intermediate signal, the baseband signal being based upon the at least one intermediate signal.

US Pat. No. 9,295,020

SYSTEMS AND METHODS REGISTRATION AND MAINTENANCE OF WIRELESS CLIENTS VIA A PROXY WIRELESS NETWORK SERVICE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for use in a wireless multi-network terminal registered on a first network comprising a first network infrastructure,
the method comprising:
performing operations by said wireless multi-network terminal to register with said first network via a first connection;
transmitting, by said wireless multi-network terminal, registration information over a second connection to a proxy component
that is in communication with said first network infrastructure, where said registration information is

required for said wireless multi-network terminal's registration with a second network different from the first network,
forwarded by said proxy component to an agent component, that is part of said second network comprising a second network infrastructure
different from the first network infrastructure, over a first data connection established between the first and second networks,

forwarded by the agent component to a site agent located within the second network infrastructure of the second network, and
used by the site agent to conduct registration procedures for registering the multi-network terminal with the second network;
and

receiving, by said wireless multi-network terminal, a registered service over a second data connection established between
the wireless multi-network terminal and said second network upon completion of said registration procedures;

wherein said registration information is control plane information and is transmitted over the first network infrastructure
using data plane messages which are facilitated by data plane functions also used for transmitting user data traffic in said
first network, said data plane functions supported by control plane functions used for establishing and managing data connections
of said first network over which said user data traffic is transferred.

US Pat. No. 9,185,820

MONOLITHICALLY INTEGRATED RF SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A radio frequency system, comprising:
a first sub-assembly including a first plurality of layers of conductive material disposed on a first surface of a first substrate
and arranged in a first stack to form

at least a first peripheral wall surrounding a first walled area of said first substrate, said first peripheral wall extending
a first predetermined distance away from said first surface to form a first ledge, and

at least one first signal processing component disposed on said first surface of said first substrate within said walled area,
and

at least one first transmission line element disposed on and extending a second predetermined distance away from and in a
direction which is normal to said first surface; and

a second sub-assembly including a second plurality of layers of conductive material disposed on a second surface of a second
substrate and arranged in a second stack to form

at least one second signal processing component disposed within a second walled area, and
at least one second transmission line element disposed on and extending a third predetermined distance away from and in a
direction normal to said second surface;

wherein said second sub-assembly is suspended on said first ledge of said first sub-assembly with said first walled area aligned
with said second walled area;

wherein an electrical connection is formed directly between the first and second transmission line elements by aligning a
central axis of the first transmission line element with a central axis of the second transmission line element and establishing
direct electrical contact between abutting ends of the first and second transmission line elements;

wherein an electrical connection is formed where said first ledge abuts said second ledge and between a first conductive trace
disposed on the first substrate and a second conductive trace disposed on the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,426,904

COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN WHICH AN UNAUTHORIZED REMOVAL OF AN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR IS DETECTED

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for detecting removal or an attempted removal of an electronic component from an electronic device, comprising:
disposing the electronic component on the electronic device such that a conductive surface of the electronic component contacts
a ground conductor disposed on a first surface of an internal circuit board having perforations formed thereon;

using an electro-mechanical member to mechanically couple the electronic component to the internal circuit board and to create
an electrical path from the ground conductor to a sensing conductor disposed on a second surface opposed from the first surface
of the internal circuit board; and

sensing a break in the electrical path when an application of a force to the electro-mechanical member causes shearing of
a portion of the printed circuit board at least partially surrounded by the perforations such that at least an electrical
trace disposed on the internal circuit board breaks.

US Pat. No. 9,112,654

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE TRELLIS DECODERS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless communications device comprising:
a receiver; and
a decoder coupled downstream from said receiver and configured to alternatively decode
a first signal using a first trellis state transition map comprising first valid transitions, the first signal having a first
modulation order, and

a plurality of second signals using a plurality of second trellis state transition maps comprising a plurality of respective
second valid transitions defined from the first valid transitions, the plurality of second signals having respective modulation
orders less than the first modulation order.

US Pat. No. 9,147,164

SEQUENTIAL MULTI-LAYER COGNITIVE NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for providing a cognitive network, comprising:
generating, by at least one network node of said cognitive network, initialization parameters for a plurality of Multi-Objective
Optimization (“MOO”) algorithms based on project requirements, where the plurality of MOO algorithms are to be collectively
used to optimize performance of the cognitive network;

determining, by said network node, a first Pareto Front for a first protocol stack layer of a protocol stack by solving a
first MOO algorithm of the plurality of MOO algorithms using respective ones of said initialization parameters;

performing, by said network node, operations to initialize or constrain at least one second MOO algorithm of the plurality
of MOO algorithms using the first Pareto Front;

determining, by said network node, a second Pareto Front for a second protocol stack layer succeeding said first protocol
stack layer in said protocol stack using said second MOO algorithm different from the first MOO algorithm;

analyzing, by said network node, at least said first and second Pareto Fronts previously determined for said first and second
protocol stack layers in aggregate to develop a plurality of best overall network solutions;

ranking, by said network node, said plurality of best overall network solutions according to a pre-defined criteria;
identifying, by said network node, a top ranked solution for said plurality of best overall network solutions that complies
with current regulatory and project policies;

computing, by said network node, configuration parameters for protocols of said first protocol stack layers that enable implementation
of said top ranked solution within said cognitive network; and

dynamically re-configuring network resources of said first and second protocol stack layers using said configuration parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,112,273

ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An antenna assembly for operation at a frequency in excess of 200MHz, comprising the combination of a dielectrically loaded
antenna and a housing, the housing incorporating a connector for coupling the antenna to host equipment, wherein:
the antenna comprises an insulative core which has an outer surface and is shaped to define a central antenna axis, at least
one conductive element on or adjacent the core outer surface, and a laminate board on the central axis, the outer surface
of the core including proximal and distal surface portions oriented transversely with respect to the axis and a side surface
portion surrounding the axis and extending between the proximal and distal surface portions, and the laminate board extending
proximally from the proximal core surface portion;

the housing comprises a housing body which forms a hollow conductive shield for the laminate board, and is centred on the
antenna axis, the housing body having a distal recess which is bounded by a distal housing rim and is shaped and dimensioned
to house a proximal portion of the antenna with the distal rim surrounding and engaging the side surface portion, a side wall
which extends proximally from the housing rim to surround the axis thereby to enclose an interior space containing the laminate
board, and a proximal connector portion housing a signal contact insulated from the conductive shield and connected to a signal
conductor of the laminate board;

and the housing is shaped to provide a mounting surface which, in a cross-sectional plane perpendicular to the axis, defines
a periphery of an area in the said plane which area is at least as great as the cross-sectional area of the said proximal
portion of the antenna, the mounting surface being located proximally on the housing, and wherein the housing includes an
insulative cover which surrounds the antenna and the housing body so as to substantially match the profile of and encapsulate
both the antenna and the housing body.

US Pat. No. 9,053,873

SWITCHES FOR USE IN MICROELECTROMECHANICAL AND OTHER SYSTEMS, AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A switch, comprising:
an electrically-conductive first housing;
a first electrical conductor suspended within and electrically isolated from the electrically-conductive first housing;
an electrically-conductive second housing;
a second electrical conductor suspended within and electrically isolated from the electrically-conductive second housing;
a third electrical conductor moving between a first position at which the third electrical conductor is electrically isolated
from the first and second electrical conductors, and a second position at which the third electrical conductor is in electrical
contact with the first and second electrical conductors;

a first actuator comprising an electrically-conductive base and an electrically-conductive arm having a first end restrained
by the electrically-conductive base, wherein the third electrical conductor is supported by the electrically-conductive arm,
and the electrically-conductive arm deflects and moves the third electrical conductor between the first and second positions;
and

an electrically-conductive hub permanently connected to the first electrical conductor and selectively electrically connectable
to the second electrical conductor via transitions of the third electrical conductor to and from the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 9,376,897

RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH FEED STRUCTURE HAVING DIELECTRIC TUBE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly configured to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon
resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising:
first and second tubular conductors and a feed structure therebetween defining a dipole antenna to be positioned within the
wellbore; and

an RF transmission line extending within one of said tubular conductors;
said feed structure comprising
a dielectric tube,
a first connector coupling said RF transmission line to said first tubular conductor,
a second connector coupling said RF transmission line to said second tubular conductor, and
adhesive material between said dielectric tube and said first connector, and between said dielectric tube and said second
connector.

US Pat. No. 9,115,576

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBON RESOURCES WITH RF AND CONDUCTIVE HEATING AND RELATED APPARATUSES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

23. A method for producing hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having therein an injector well, the method comprising:
conductively heating the subterranean formation by causing a current flow between galvanically isolated elements in the injector
well and using a conductive heating source operating at less than or equal to 60 Hz;

radio frequency (RF) heating the subterranean formation after conductive heating by supplying RF power from the injector well;
and

producing the hydrocarbon resources from the injector well based upon a cyclic basis.

US Pat. No. 9,391,652

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH RF TRANSMISSION LINE STUB AND RF SHORTING SWITCH CONFIGURATION AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A communications device comprising:
a power amplifier having an input and an output;
a direct current (DC) feed network comprising
a radio frequency (RF) transmission line stub having a first end coupled to the output of said power amplifier and a second
end coupled to a DC feed voltage, and

a plurality of RF shorting switch switches coupled between a corresponding location along said RF transmission line stub and
a voltage reference; and

a controller configured to selectively operate the plurality of RF shorting switches in a sequential order beginning with
the RF shorting switch farthest away from the power amplifier to set an operating frequency band of said power amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,185,709

LONG TERM EVOLUTION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A long term evolution (LTE) wireless communication system comprising:
an LTE base station; and
a plurality of mobile wireless communications devices, each mobile wireless communications device configured to exchange video
data with at least one other mobile wireless communications device via said LTE base station and by sending at least one of
a push-to-video (PTV) request and a request-to-video (RTV) request to said LTE base station;

said LTE base station configured to
when network traffic is below a threshold value, allocate bandwidth for a PTV connection between a given mobile wireless communications
device and a given at least one other mobile wireless communications device, and

when the network traffic exceeds the threshold value, allocate bandwidth for an RTV connection between the given mobile wireless
communications device and the given at least one other mobile wireless communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,082,203

IMAGE PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR IMAGE RESIZING BASED UPON OPERATIONAL FEEDBACK PARAMETERS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An image processing system comprising:
a transceiver configured to communicate with a remote terminal over a communications channel; and
an image processor cooperating with said transceiver and configured to
determine an operational parameter associated with at least one of the communications channel and the remote terminal,
generate a resized image from an original image based upon an energy function and the operational parameter and at least one
spatiotemporal template configured to detect and remove activity movement and textures below a smoothness threshold, the at
least one spatiotemporal template for determining regions of movement in the image over a plurality of image frames based
upon a motion vector field and a spatiotemporal texture determined by calculating standard deviations of voxels to determine
deviation from a background of the image, and

transmit the resized image to the remote terminal over the communications channel.

US Pat. No. 9,482,080

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING APPARATUS INCLUDING RF CONTACTS AND GUIDE MEMBER AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

19. A method for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein with a tubular radio
frequency (RF) antenna within the wellbore, the method comprising:
slidably positioning a tool within the tubular RF antenna and comprising an RF transmission line, and at least one RF contact
coupled to a distal end of the RF transmission line and to be biased in contact with the tubular RF antenna;

the slidably positioning aided by a guide member extending longitudinally outwardly from the distal end of the RF transmission
line; and

supplying RF power to the tubular RF antenna via the RF transmission line.

US Pat. No. 9,152,303

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT VIDEO ANALYSIS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for efficient video analysis, comprising:
displaying, by said computing device, a first video stream in a first Graphical User Interface (“GUI”) window facilitating
use of first functions of a first software application;

automatically identifying, by a computing device, visual representations of at least one object which are contained in said
first video stream;

generating, by said computing device, a plurality of first video chips using first video data defining said first video stream,
each of said first video chips comprising a segment of said first video stream which comprises at least one of said visual
representations which have been identified;

displaying, by said computing device, a first array comprising a plurality of first cells in which said first video chips
are presented within a second GUI window facilitating use of second functions of a second software application, which is concurrently
displayed with the first GUI window as a separate and distinct GUI window;

concurrently playing said first video chips within the second GUI window, where said first video chips each have a first temporal
resolution specifying a numerical value representing a total duration of a video stream;

receiving a user-software interaction for changing said first temporal resolution of at least one selected video chip from
the first video chips concurrently displayed in the second GUI window;

generating, by said computing device, a plurality of second video chips having a second temporal resolution lower than said
first temporal resolution in response to said user-software interaction;

displaying, by said computing device, a second array comprising a plurality of second cells in which said plurality of second
video chips can be presented within said second GUI window; and

concurrently playing said plurality of second video chips which are presented within said plurality of second cells.

US Pat. No. 9,122,993

PARALLEL MULTI-LAYER COGNITIVE NETWORK OPTIMIZATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for providing a cognitive network, comprising:
partially solving, by at least one network node of a plurality of network nodes, a plurality of Multi-Objective Optimization
(“MOO”) algorithms for a plurality of protocol stack layers using initialization parameters generated based on project requirements,
where the plurality of MOO algorithms are to be collectively used to optimize performance of the cognitive network;

monitoring, by at least said network node, a convergence behavior of said MOO algorithms to identify when solutions thereof
start to converge toward Pareto-Optimal solutions;

biasing, by at least said network node, a convergence of a solution trajectory for at least a first MOO algorithm of said
MOO algorithms so that compatible non-dominated solutions are generated at each of said plurality of protocol stack layers;

determining, by at least said network node, a Pareto Front for each protocol stack layer of said plurality of protocol stack
layers in a protocol stack by generating all remaining solutions for said plurality of MOO algorithms, where (1) said plurality
of MOO algorithms are respectively solved using respective ones of said initialization parameters and (2) at least two of
the plurality of MOO algorithms are different for at least two of said plurality of protocol stack layers;

analyzing, by at least said network node, said Pareto Fronts previously determined for said plurality of protocol stack layers
in aggregate to develop a plurality of best overall network solutions;

ranking, by at least said network node, said plurality of best overall network solutions according to a pre-defined criteria;
identifying, by at least said network node, a top ranked solution for said plurality of best overall network solutions that
complies with current regulatory and mission policies;

computing, by at least said network node, configuration parameters for protocols of said protocol stack layers that enable
implementation of said top ranked solution within said cognitive network; and

dynamically re-configuring network resources of said protocol stack layers in accordance with said configuration parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,103,205

METHOD OF RECOVERING HYDROCARBON RESOURCES WHILE INJECTING A SOLVENT AND SUPPLYING RADIO FREQUENCY POWER AND RELATED APPARATUS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of recovering hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation comprising:
injecting a solvent for hydrocarbons via a wellbore into the subterranean formation while supplying radio frequency (RF) power
from the wellbore and into the subterranean formation; and

recovering hydrocarbon resources via the wellbore and from the subterranean formation while supplying RF power from the wellbore
and into the subterranean formation;

the injecting and the recovering being performed alternatingly while supplying RF power from the wellbore and into the subterranean
formation.

US Pat. No. 9,117,602

THREE-DIMENSIONAL LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD INCLUDING MEMBRANE SWITCH AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a multilayer circuit board having a non-planar three-dimensional shape defining a sealed membrane switch recess therein;
said multilayer circuit board comprising at least one liquid crystal polymer (LCP) layer, and at least one electrically conductive
pattern layer defining at least one membrane switch electrode within the sealed membrane switch recess to define a sealed
membrane switch;

circuitry on said multilayer circuit board and coupled to said at least one electrically conductive pattern layer;
a compressible dielectric material filling the sealed membrane switch recess; and
at least one spring member within the sealed membrane switch recess.

US Pat. No. 9,176,225

METHOD AND SYSTEM USING A POLARIMETRIC FEATURE FOR DETECTING OIL COVERED BY ICE

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

18. A system for detecting an oil mass covered by ice comprising:
at least one airborne platform comprising a transmitter and a receiver, and configured to collect polarimetric radar data
at a plurality of different depths into the ice as the at least one airborne platform moves about a search area above the
ice so that the polarimetric radar data defines polarimetric volumetric radar data; and

a processor and a memory coupled thereto configured to process the polarimetric volumetric radar data based upon at least
one polarimetric feature to thereby detect an oil mass covered by the ice.

US Pat. No. 9,154,458

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPLEMENTING MOVING TARGET TECHNOLOGY IN LEGACY HARDWARE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A computer implemented method for use in a node of a dynamic computer network, comprising the acts of:
changing a set of false values for at least one identity parameter which is contained in data communications of the dynamic
computer network in response to at least one trigger event, each said false value specifying false information about a respective
node or data communication;

receiving a first data communication from a data link layer software component of said node;
identifying at least one first identity parameter contained in said first data communication which comprises a first false
value included in the set of false values;

obtaining a first true value for said first identity parameter specifying true information about said node or said data communication;
replacing said first false value with said first true value so as to generate a modified data communication; and
forwarding said modified data communication to a network layer software component of said node for further processing;
wherein said trigger event comprises (a) an inclusion of a particular code word in a second data communication, (b) a change
in a protocol or entropy pattern of the dynamic computer network, or (c) a change in a level or a type of a malicious attack
on the dynamic computer network; and

wherein said identity parameter comprises a port number, a transmission control protocol (TCP) sequence number, an internet
protocol (IP) address, a media access control (MAC) address, a network prefix, a subnet number, or a host number.

US Pat. No. 9,065,170

COMMUNICATION DEVICE COMPRISING AN EXTERNAL CONTROL WITH AN EMBEDDED ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for packaging an antenna in a communication device, comprising:
coupling an antenna to an end of an elongate protruding portion of a printed circuit board such that said antenna is mechanically
supported thereby, said elongate protruding portion extending out and away from a main body portion of the printed circuit
board;

positioning a hollow shaft of a control knob over said antenna and at least a portion of said elongate protruding portion
of said printed circuit board such that said antenna and said portion of said elongate protruding portion is embedded within
said control knob, where a clearance space exists between said hollow shaft and each of said antenna and said printed circuit
board;

disposing a sealing element around a portion of said hollow shaft in which said antenna is disposed in a manner which allows
said hollow shaft to rotate freely relative to said sealing element, where the sealing element is provided to create a watertight
seal between the hollow shaft and a housing of said communication device;

at least partially locating said hollow shaft and said sealing element in an aperture formed through an outwardly protruding
sidewall member of said housing;

resiliently capturing said hollow shaft within said aperture;
mechanically coupling said sealing element to said housing such that said sealing element cannot move relative to said aperture
when said control knob is being rotated or depressed; and

mechanically securing a control knob cap to said hollow shaft such that at least a portion of each of said antenna, said sealing
element and said outwardly protruding sidewall member of said housing is disposed therein.

US Pat. No. 9,157,304

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY SYSTEM INCLUDING RF TRANSMISSION LINE EXTENDING ALONGSIDE A WELL PIPE IN A WELLBORE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A hydrocarbon resource recovery system for a laterally extending wellbore in a subterranean formation, the hydrocarbon
resource recovery system comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source;
an electrically conductive well pipe extending within the laterally extending wellbore;
a coaxial RF transmission line coupled to said RF source and comprising an inner conductor, an outer conductor surrounding
said inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween, said coaxial RF transmission line extending alongside in parallel with
an exterior of said electrically conductive well pipe within the laterally extending wellbore and coupled to said electrically
conductive well pipe to define an RF antenna for heating the hydrocarbon resources within the subterranean formation; and

a plurality of electrically conductive mechanical fasteners coupling said outer conductor to said electrically conductive
well pipe along a length thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,091,776

SUBTERRANEAN MAPPING SYSTEM INCLUDING ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ELEMENT AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A subterranean mapping system comprising:
at least one electrically conductive element associated with a subterranean formation having a passageway therethrough;
a radiofrequency (RF) source coupled to said at least one electrically conductive element to generate an electromagnetic (EM)
field in the subterranean formation; and

a subterranean mapping device configured to be carried along a path of travel within the passageway and while sensing the
EM field versus time.

US Pat. No. 9,157,303

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING APPARATUS INCLUDING UPPER AND LOWER WELLBORE RF RADIATORS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having at least one pair of laterally extending
upper and lower wellbores therein, the apparatus comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source;
an upper wellbore RF radiator configured to be positioned in the laterally extending upper wellbore and comprising a plurality
of first terminals;

a lower wellbore RF radiator configured to be positioned in the laterally extending lower wellbore and comprising a plurality
of second terminals; and

an interconnection arrangement configured to couple selected ones of said plurality of first and second terminals to said
RF source, said interconnection arrangement comprising

a plurality of switches, and
a controller cooperating with said plurality of switches and operative to selectively couple ones of said plurality of first
and plurality of second terminals to said RF source such that a single terminal of at least one of the plurality of first
and second terminals being coupled to said RF source heats the hydrocarbon resources from a respective one of the upper and
lower RF radiators.

US Pat. No. 9,161,386

HYBRID LMR TRANSCEIVER WITH LTE AND DYNAMIC ANTENNA CONTROL

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A hybrid land mobile radio, comprising:
a portable radio housing;
an LMR transceiver, disposed in the portable radio housing, which facilitates communications using an LMR communications protocol
on one or more LMR frequency bands;

an LTE transceiver, disposed within the portable radio housing, which facilitates LTE communications using an LTE communications
protocol on one more LTE frequency bands, the LTE transceiver configured to concurrently utilize a first and a second diversity
antenna for achieving diversity gain during LTE communication operations;

an external antenna disposed on an external portion of the portable radio housing
at least a first embedded antenna which serves as the first diversity antenna disposed within the portable radio housing and
coupled to the LTE transceiver;

an RF signal routing network coupled to the LMR transceiver, the LTE transceiver, and the external antenna; and
a control system which controls the RF signal routing network to selectively connect at least one of the LMR transceiver and
the LTE transceiver to the external antenna in accordance with at least one operating condition to facilitate use of the external
antenna by the LTE transceiver as the second diversity antenna; and

wherein the external antenna is configured to facilitate LMR communications on the 700/800 MHz LMR frequency band, and the
LTE transceiver communicates on at least one of LTE band 13 and LTE band 14.

US Pat. No. 9,115,990

GEOSPATIAL AND IMAGE DATA COLLECTION SYSTEM INCLUDING IMAGE SENSOR FOR CAPTURING 3D GEOSPATIAL DATA AND 2D IMAGE DATA AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A geospatial and image data collection system comprising:
a laser source configured to direct laser radiation toward a geospatial area;
an image sensor configured to be operable in a first sensing mode to sense reflected laser radiation from the geospatial area
representative of three dimensional (3D) geospatial data, and a second sensing mode to sense ambient radiation from the geospatial
area representative of two dimensional (2D) image data; and

a controller configured to operate said image sensor in the first sensing mode to capture a plurality of frames of 3D geospatial
data, and to operate said image sensor in the second sensing mode to capture a plurality of frames of 2D image data between
successive ones of the plurality of frames of 3D geospatial data.

US Pat. No. 9,191,053

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA FROM AN AIRCRAFT

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An aircraft communications apparatus, comprising:
a central processing unit (CPU) providing processing power and wireless transmission functionality and an interface circuit
that is capable of interfacing with an aircraft Data Acquisition Unit;

a wireless transceiver controlled by the CPU, the wireless transceiver connecting the CPU to a wireless network;
a memory coupled to the CPU through a communication bus, the memory storing flight performance data, wherein the wireless
transceiver wirelessly transmits the flight performance data stored in the memory to a ground station through the wireless
network; and

a logic circuit connected to the CPU and memory and connected to the Data Acquisition Unit and configured to allow the Data
Acquisition Unit to control data extraction from the Data Acquisition Unit into the memory and allow the CPU to forward data
from the memory into the transceiver for transmission through the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,172,352

INTEGRATED MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM DEVICES AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An integrated Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS”) device, comprising:
a substrate;
a transition portion connected to and at least partially extending transversely away from a major surface of the substrate,
said transition portion comprising a hollow structure in which an elongate conductor is suspended;

a MEMS filter device (a) mechanically suspended above the major surface of the substrate exclusively by the transition portion,
and (b) electrically connected to first electronic circuitry external thereto by the transition portion; and

a gas gap between the major surface of the substrate and the MEMS filter device.

US Pat. No. 9,091,339

COMPLIANT CAM OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A compliant cam system, comprising:
a cam having a cam body, the cam being rotatable about a cam rotational axis and in contact with a follower such that rotation
of the cam displaces the follower along a displacement axis; and

a portion of the cam being elastically compressible and segmented into multiple three-dimensional circular sectors arranged
side-by-side, where the circular sectors are comprised of materials having different stiffness's.

US Pat. No. 9,128,507

COMPACT HAPTIC INTERFACE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A compact haptic interface, comprising:
a base;
a yoke rotatably disposed within the base;
a first motor mounted stationary to the base;
a first drive coupling between the first motor and the yoke arranged to facilitate rotation of the yoke about a yoke axis
responsive to operation of the motor;

a carrier mounted to said yoke and rotatable about a carrier axis transverse to the yoke axis;
a rod mounted to the carrier, and extending along a rod axis transverse to the yoke axis and the carrier axis, to a grip end
spaced apart from the yoke;

a second motor supported on the yoke;
a second drive coupling arranged to facilitate rotation of the carrier about the carrier axis responsive to operation of the
second motor;

a third motor supported on the carrier and rotatable with the carrier about the carrier axis of rotation;
a third drive coupling arranged to facilitate linear movement of the rod along a linear direction defined by the rod axis
responsive to operation of the third motor; and

a grip assembly disposed at the grip end including a grip which movable relative to the grip end.

US Pat. No. 9,326,401

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH ERGONOMICALLY OPTIMAL AND ROBUST HANDLES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a housing having a front panel, and a plurality of sidewalls perpendicular to the front panel;
a plurality of electronic connectors disposed on said front panel;
at least one handle facilitating carrying of the communication device by a human, said handle pivotally coupled to a first
sidewall of said plurality of sidewalls such that said handle is transitionable between a locked closed position and an unlocked
open position, said handle angled NO degrees relative to said first sidewall and residing adjacent to said plurality of electronic connectors when in said locked
closed position, wherein NO has a value which causes the handle to be substantially aligned with the first sidewall, and angled N degrees in a direction
away from said first sidewall when in said unlocked open position, where N has a value greater than zero and an angle of rotation
of the handle is limited at least partially by a shape of the handle; and

at least a first lock mechanism coupled to said housing and said handle so as to facilitate a selective transition of said
handle from said locked closed position to said unlocked open position, wherein said first lock mechanism comprises a latch
and a spring, whereby said first lock mechanism at least partially prevents an unintentional transition of the handle from
said unlocked open position to said locked closed position by causing a chamfered surface of said latch to contact an angled
surface of an indent formed in the housing when said communication device is being carried via the handle.

US Pat. No. 9,130,316

PROTECTION OF UNSEALED ELECTRICAL CONNECTORS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A monitoring system for conductor pins exposed to conductive/corrosive fluids, comprising:
a first sensing portion having a pin monitoring section to measure a pin current flow of at least one conductor pin, compare
the pin current flow to a predetermined range of values, and produce a first signal indicative of the pin current flow; and

a second sensing portion configured to produce a second signal indicative by a contactless determination the presence of a
fastener providing physical connection between an interface member and a component having the at least one conductor pin positioned
therein; and

a decision logic device to receive the first and second signals and isolating electrical power to the at least one conductor
pin when the first signal indicates the pin current flow of at least one conductor pin is outside of the predetermined range
of values.

US Pat. No. 9,140,099

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING DEVICE INCLUDING SUPERCONDUCTIVE MATERIAL RF ANTENNA AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein, the apparatus comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna positioned within the wellbore and comprising
an inner cryogenic coolant receiving passageway,
a superconductive material surrounding the inner cryogenic coolant receiving passageway, and
an outer cryogenic coolant receiving passageway surrounding said superconductive material and coupling to the inner cryogenic
coolant receiving passageway at a distal end of the RF antenna; and

an RF source configured to supply RF power to said RF antenna to heat the hydrocarbon resources.

US Pat. No. 9,135,338

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT FEATURE BASED IMAGE AND VIDEO ANALYSIS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for efficient spatial feature data analysis, comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, a user input for selecting a feature contained in a geographical area of interest visually
represented within a first image via a user-software interaction directly with the first image displayed in a display area
of an application window;

in response to the user-software interaction, simultaneously and dynamically generating, by the computing device, (1) a plurality
of chip images using image data defining said first image and (2) a plurality of video chips using video data defining at
least a first video stream, where

the feature selected by the user input and a feature contained in at least one said chip image or video chip comprise multi-dimensional
representations of different objects which have at least one attribute in common;

generating, by said computing device, at least one array comprising (1) a plurality of grid cells in which at least a portion
of said plurality of chip images is presented, (2) a portion of said plurality of video chips is presented, or (3) portions
of both of said plurality of chip images and said plurality of video chips are presented; and

displaying, by said computing device, said array in a Graphical User Interface (“GUI”) window thereof;
wherein each of said plurality of chip images comprises at least one of a panned-only view, a zoomed-only view, and a panned-and-zoomed
view of said first image including a first visual representation of at least one first object of a particular type; and

wherein each of said plurality of video chips comprises a segment of said first video stream which comprises a second visual
representation of at least one second object of said particular type.

US Pat. No. 9,416,639

COMBINED RF HEATING AND GAS LIFT FOR A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

11. A hydrocarbon resource recovery apparatus for a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the apparatus
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna within the wellbore;
an RF transmission line extending within the wellbore coupled between an RF power source and said RF antenna and coupled to
a gas source to be cooled by a flow of gas therefrom; and

at least one of said RF antenna and RF transmission line defining a gas lift passageway coupled to said gas source to lift
hydrocarbon resources within the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 9,142,497

METHOD FOR MAKING ELECTRICAL STRUCTURE WITH AIR DIELECTRIC AND RELATED ELECTRICAL STRUCTURES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of making an electrical structure comprising:
forming a first subunit comprising a sacrificial substrate, an electrically conductive layer comprising a first metal on the
sacrificial substrate, and a sacrificial dielectric layer on the sacrificial substrate and the electrically conductive layer;

forming a second subunit separate from the first subunit, the second subunit comprising a dielectric layer and an electrically
conductive layer thereon comprising the first metal;

coating a second metal onto the first metal of at least one of the first and second subunits;
aligning the first and second subunits together;
heating and pressing the aligned first and second subunits to form an intermetallic compound of the first and second metals
bonding adjacent metal portions together and to join the first and second subunits together; and

removing the sacrificial substrate and sacrificial dielectric layer to form the electrical structure having an air dielectric
core waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,157,305

APPARATUS FOR HEATING A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION INCLUDING A FLUID BALUN AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the apparatus
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore;
a transmission line configured to be positioned in the wellbore and coupled to said RF antenna;
an RF source configured to be coupled to said transmission line; and
a balun configured to be coupled to said transmission line adjacent said RF antenna within the wellbore, said balun comprising
a body defining a liquid chamber configured to receive a quantity of dielectric liquid therein.

US Pat. No. 9,474,108

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE PROCESSING APPARATUS FOR GENERATING A TURBULENT FLOW OF COOLING LIQUID AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

14. A method of processing hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation using an apparatus comprising a radio frequency
(RF) source, a dielectric cooling liquid source, at least one other cooling fluid source, and an RF applicator in the subterranean
formation and coupled to the RF source to supply RF power to the hydrocarbon resources, the RF applicator comprising a plurality
of concentric tubular conductors defining a plurality of cooling passageways therebetween, the plurality of cooling passageways
comprising first and second cooling passageways coupled to the dielectric cooling fluid source, and a third cooling passageway
and a fourth cooling passageway coupled to the at least one other cooling fluid source, the method comprising:
passing the at least one other cooling fluid through the third and fourth cooling passageways, respectively; and
generating a turbulent flow of the dielectric cooling liquid adjacent surfaces of the plurality of concentric tubular conductors
to thereby enhance thermal transfer by at least

configuring at least one property of the dielectric cooling liquid,
configuring a flow rate of the dielectric cooling liquid, and
configuring the first and second cooling passageways.

US Pat. No. 9,159,485

METHOD FOR MAKING AN ELECTRICAL INDUCTOR AND RELATED INDUCTOR DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electrical inductor comprising:
a dielectric layer comprising a liquid crystal polymer (LOP);
a first electrically conductive layer of a first metal and on said dielectric layer, said first electrically conductive layer
comprising at least one column extending vertically through said dielectric layer and defining terminals;

a second electrically conductive layer over said dielectric layer comprising the first metal and defining inductive turns,
the first metal comprising copper; and

a Cu3Sn intermetallic compound of the first metal and a second metal bonding adjacent metal portions together of said at least
one column of said first electrically conductive layer and portions of said second electrically conductive layer over said
at least one column, the second metal comprising tin;

portions of said second electrically conductive layer not over said at least one column of said first electrically conductive
layer being spaced apart from said dielectric layer;

the first metal having a melting point temperature greater than that of the second metal;
the second metal having a melting point temperature below a lamination temperature of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,160,392

ROTARY KNOB WITH INTEGRATED ANTENNA

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A portable communication device, comprising:
a housing;
at least one radio frequency communication circuit disposed in the housing, the radio frequency communication circuit selected
from a group consisting of a radio receiver circuit, a radio transmitter circuit, and a radio transceiver circuit;

a control knob provided external of the housing;
at least one control device responsive to movement of the control knob relative to the housing, and facilitating control of
a least one function of the portable device by a user;

an antenna for the radio frequency communication circuit fixed within a volume defined by the control knob, wherein the antenna
moves with the control knob when the control knob is moved relative to the housing;

an axial member fixed to the housing and about which the control knob can rotate; and
a nut securing the axial member and the control knob to each other and comprising a bearing surface upon which the control
knob can rotate when a torsional force is applied to the control knob.

US Pat. No. 9,140,785

METHOD AND SYSTEM USING COORDINATED AIRBORNE AND GROUND PLATFORMS FOR DETECTING OIL COVERED BY ICE

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for detecting an oil mass covered by ice comprising:
collecting alert data at a first probability of detection using at least one airborne platform moved about a search area above
the ice;

using a first data processing unit for determining an alert area having a likelihood of an oil mass covered by the ice based
upon the alert data;

collecting confirmation data at a second probability of detection higher than the first probability of detection using a ground
platform moved over the alert area; and

using a second data processing unit for detecting an oil mass covered by the ice based upon the confirmation data.

US Pat. No. 9,154,239

CO-LOCATED FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT AND MITIGATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for mitigating interference among a plurality of transceivers communicating using RF signals and located in close
physical proximity, comprising:
receiving at a computer processor information concerning at least an operating frequency and a transmitter power output associated
with each of said plurality of transceivers;

if available, also receiving at said computer processor detailed transceiver information other than said operating frequency
and said transmitter power output for at least one of said plurality of transceivers;

determining, with said computer processor based on said information and said detailed transceiver information when available,
whether optional RF filtering should be used to limit RF signals which are communicated to or from each transceiver in order
to mitigate interference among said plurality of transceivers; and

if said determining indicates that said optional RF filtering should be used, then automatically selectively performing said
optional RF filtering to mitigate said interference;

wherein said detailed transceiver information is selected from the group consisting of a transmitter noise profile, a value
specifying receiver blocking performance, and a transmitter output waveform.

US Pat. No. 9,140,786

METHOD AND SYSTEM USING RADIOMETRIC VOLUMETRIC DATA FOR DETECTING OIL COVERED BY ICE

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for detecting an oil mass covered by ice comprising:
collecting radiometric data at a plurality of different frequencies corresponding to respective different depths into the
ice, using an electromagnetic (EM) radiation receiver carried by an airborne platform moved about a search area above the
ice so that the radiometric data defines radiometric volumetric data; and

using a processor for processing the radiometric volumetric data, collected at the plurality of different frequencies corresponding
to respective different depths into the ice, to define a combined x-y-depth profile representative of a detected oil mass
covered by the ice.

US Pat. No. 9,118,401

METHOD OF ADAPTIVE INTERFERENCE MITIGATION IN WIDE BAND SPECTRUM

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for filtering a time domain data signal, comprising
receiving from a radio receiving device a digital baseband signal data;
using at least one electronic circuit in a filter device to
double a sample size of the digital baseband signal data by forming an enhanced data set, the enhanced data set obtained by
combining samples from a current block of time domain data with an immediately preceding block of time domain data;

apply a windowing function to the enhanced data set;
perform a Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) operation using the enhanced data set which has been windowed to obtain a plurality
FFT samples, each FFT sample comprised of instantaneous frequency bin values which include a real in-phase part and an imaginary
quadrature part;

calculate an instantaneous magnitude value and an average magnitude value for each frequency bin based on the plurality of
instantaneous frequency bin values;

calculate a noise floor based on the average magnitude values of a plurality of the frequency bins;
using the noise floor to identify at least one frequency bin which contains spectral energy associated with an interfering
signal;

selectively reduce the instantaneous frequency bin values of the at least one frequency bin that contains the spectral energy
associated with the interfering signal;

after said reducing, perform an inverse FFT operation based on the instantaneous frequency bin values to calculate a notched
time domain digital data set in which spectral components of the interfering signal have been reduced;

apply an inverse of the windowing function to the notched time domain digital data set.

US Pat. No. 9,404,352

TRANSMISSION LINE SEGMENT COUPLER DEFINING FLUID PASSAGE WAYS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A transmission line segment coupler for coupling together first and second coaxial transmission line segments each comprising
an inner tubular conductor and an outer tubular conductor surrounding the inner tubular conductor and a dielectric therebetween,
the apparatus comprising:
an outer tubular bearing body to be positioned within adjacent open ends of the inner tubular conductors of the first and
second coaxial transmission line segments; and

an inner tubular bearing body configured to slidably move within said outer tubular bearing body to define a linear bearing
therewith, said inner tubular bearing body configured to define a fluid passageway in communication with the adjacent open
ends of the inner tubular conductors of the first and second coaxial transmission line segments;

said inner tubular bearing body comprising opposing first and second ends extending outwardly from said outer tubular bearing
body, and a medial portion extending between said opposing first and second ends.

US Pat. No. 9,293,438

METHOD FOR MAKING ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH COVER LAYER WITH OPENINGS AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of making an electronic device comprising:
forming an electrically conductive pattern on an upper surface of a substrate;
forming a cover layer on the substrate and the electrically conductive pattern, the cover layer having a lower surface in
direct contact with the upper surface of the substrate, and an upper surface;

forming a plurality of openings in the cover layer aligned with the electrically conductive pattern;
positioning an integrated circuit (IC) on the cover layer so that bond pads of the IC are aligned with the plurality of openings
and so that a lower surface of the IC is in direct contact with the upper surface of the cover layer; and

heating under pressure the cover layer to both mechanically secure and electrically interconnect the IC.

US Pat. No. 9,137,068

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE HAVING TEMPORARY CORRELATION MATRIX WITH TIME INVERSION AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless communications device comprising:
a receiver configured to receive a continuous phase modulation (CPM) signal; and
a demodulator coupled downstream from said receiver and configured to
generate a complex-valued CPM correlation matrix based upon an expected CPM signal, and
generate a temporary correlation matrix comprising a first copy of the complex-valued CPM correlation matrix inverted in time,
and a second copy of the complex-valued CPM correlation matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,363,160

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING AND MANAGING NETWORK ACCESS AND CONNECTIVITY

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A backbone server network of a network service provider, comprising:
a plurality of backbone servers, the plurality of backbone servers coupled to a first interconnect point with a first carrier
network provided by a first carrier and a second interconnect point with a second carrier network provided by a second carrier,
the first carrier network and the second carrier network each including a plurality of carrier servers; and

a controller communicably coupled to the plurality of backbone servers, the controller configured to
receive a request to establish a connection between a start point and an end point, the start and end points being included
in one or more of: the first carrier network, the second carrier network, and the plurality of backbone servers,

analyze a plurality of circuits between the start point and the end point, and
select one of the plurality of circuits based on the analysis, the selected one of the plurality of circuits including at
least one of the plurality of backbone servers and at least one carrier server from the first carrier network or the second
carrier network.

US Pat. No. 9,152,146

WIRELESS ENGINE MONITORING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED ENGINE WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A monitoring system for an aircraft engine, comprising:
a plurality of wireless engine sensors associated with the aircraft engine, each wireless engine sensor configured to sense
an engine parameter as engine data and transmit wirelessly the engine data regarding the sensed engine parameter and receive
engine data to change the respective operation of the engine parameter sensing;

an engine monitoring module comprising:
a housing mounted at the aircraft engine,
a wireless sensor processor and wireless sensor transceiver mounted within the housing and configured to receive the engine
data regarding sensed engine parameters from the wireless engine sensors;

a first wireless transceiver carried by the housing,
a memory carried by the housing,
a processor carried by the housing and coupled to the memory, the wireless sensor processor and wireless sensor transceiver,
and the first wireless transceiver and configured to:

collect and store in said memory engine data relating to engine parameters sensed during operation of the aircraft engine
by the plurality of wireless engine sensors;

transmit the engine data via the first wireless transceiver over a wireless communications signal into the aircraft,
a wireless local area network (LAN) communications unit located within the aircraft and forming a wireless access point and
wireless LAN within the aircraft and configured to transmit the engine data via the wireless LAN from the wireless LAN communications
unit into the aircraft for further processing and receive and transmit to the engine monitoring module engine data regarding
engine parameter sensing for transmission to the wireless engine sensors via the wireless sensor processor and wireless sensor
transceiver; and

wherein selected ones of the plurality of wireless engine sensors receive the engine data and change the operation of a respective
sensor for a different engine parameter sensing operation.

US Pat. No. 9,222,343

IN SITU RF HEATING OF STACKED PAY ZONES

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. A method of enhancing production of hydrocarbons in a hydrocarbon formation beneath an overburden and having a plurality
of stacked pay zones separated by a plurality of steam-impermeable structures, comprising:
a) providing producer wells within the hydrocarbon formation;
b) measuring electric conductivity in the stacked pay zones and the steam-impermeable structures to determine areas having
the highest electric conductivity;

c) providing a radio frequency (RF) antenna array within the hydrocarbon formation at said areas having the highest electric
conductivity, wherein the RF antenna array having a plurality of antenna elements is connected to an alternating electrical
current source oscillating at radio frequencies and wherein adjacent antennas in said RF antenna array are staggered, and
wherein said antenna elements are linear dipole elements;

d) generating a time varying electromagnetic field at said antennas, so as to create eddy currents in the stacked pay zones
and heat at least a portion of the hydrocarbons predominantly by joule heating; and

e) producing the hydrocarbons through the producer wells,
wherein the connection between the RF antenna array and the alternating electrical current source is shielded to avoid undesired
heating at the overburden.

US Pat. No. 9,136,544

DUAL LAYER SOLID STATE BATTERIES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for forming an electronic system, comprising:
providing a first substrate having a first surface and a second substrate having a second surface opposed from said first
surface;

first disposing a plurality of projections on each of said first surface and said second surface in laterally spaced areas
along a lateral direction that is parallel to the first and second surfaces;

second disposing a plurality of battery cell layers respectively on each of said plurality of projection so as to form a first
plurality of laterally spaced battery cells on said first surface having a first periodic pattern that is laterally spatially
offset from a second plurality of laterally spaced battery cells disposed on said second surface and having a second periodic
pattern;

aligning said first and said second substrates; and
selecting said first and second periodic patterns so that, after said aligning, a portion of a cathode contact region of each
of said first plurality of laterally spaced battery cells is aligned with and forms an electrical contact with an anode contact
region of a respective first laterally adjacent one of said second plurality of laterally spaced battery cells, and an anode
contact region of each of said first plurality of laterally spaced battery cells is aligned with and forms and electrical
contact with a cathode contact region of a respective second laterally adjacent one of said second plurality of laterally
spaced battery cells;

wherein each of the plurality of projections includes transverse surfaces which extend in directions which are transverse
to the lateral direction, and the plurality of battery cell layers are respectively disposed on the plurality of projections
on the transverse surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,116,366

TUNABLE RF FILTER DEVICE USING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE PATHS WITH SPLITTER AND COMBINER PAIRS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of Radio Frequency (RF) filtering comprising:
generating an optical carrier signal using a tunable optical source;
modulating the optical carrier signal with an RF input signal using a modulator coupled to the tunable optical source and
first and second optical waveguide paths coupled to the modulator and having first and second dispersion slopes of opposite
sign from each other, at least one of the first and second optical waveguide paths comprising at least one optical splitter
and combiner pair therein; and

generating an RF output signal with at least one frequency notch therein based upon the tunable optical source using an optical-to-electrical
converter coupled to the first and second optical waveguide paths and based upon the first and second dispersion slopes being
of opposite sign from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,655,236

METHOD TO MAKE A MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD WITH INTERMETALLIC COMPOUND AND RELATED CIRCUIT BOARDS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A multilayer circuit board comprising:
a plurality of circuit board layers, each comprising a dielectric layer and conductive traces thereon comprising a first metal;
a first circuit board layer of said plurality thereof having a through-via therein;
a plating in said through-via comprising the first metal;
said first circuit board layer and a second circuit board layer of said plurality thereof being relatively aligned so that
said through-via of said first circuit board layer is adjacent a feature on said second circuit board layer, and said first
and second circuit board layers being directly laminated together without an adhesive material; and

adjacent portions of said conductive traces being joined together by an intermetallic compound formed between the first metal
and a second metal, the intermetallic compound having a melting temperature above a lamination temperature of the dielectric
layers and comprising Cu3Sn.

US Pat. No. 9,521,752

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM RESISTOR FORMED ON AN LCP SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of making an electronic device comprising:
forming at least one circuit layer comprising a plurality of solder pads on a substrate having opposing first and second major
surfaces;

forming a plurality of liquid crystal polymer (LCP) solder masks each carried by a respective one of the first and second
major surfaces of the substrate and each having opposing first and second major surfaces and a plurality of mask openings
therein extending between the first and second major surfaces thereof;

forming at least one thin film resistor directly on the first major surface of at least one of the plurality of LCP solder
masks; and

coupling the plurality of LCP solder masks to the substrate so that the at least one thin film resistor is coupled to the
at least one circuit layer and so that the plurality of solder pads is aligned with the plurality of mask openings.

US Pat. No. 9,491,786

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SPACE-BASED DIGITAL SELECTIVE CALLING

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for providing Digital Selective Calling (“DSC”) based services, comprising:
using Space-Born Maritime (“SBM”) receivers of satellites deployed in space as a satellite constellation to collect and process
DSC emergency messages transmitted from DSC transmitters of terrestrial radios in an event of an emergency;

using the satellites to deliver the DSC emergency messages to appropriate authorities located on Earth so as to provide global
coverage for DSC distress services that users sense as being immediately available;

determining first positions of the DSC transmitters in transit based on geolocation data and time location data respectively
assigned by the satellites to the DSC emergency messages; and

transforming the first positions to more precise second positions based on results of cross-correlations of the geolocation
data and time location data with Automatic Identification Systems (“AIS”) data obtained for the DSC transmitters.

US Pat. No. 9,420,687

METHOD OF TRANSFERRING AND ELECTRICALLY JOINING A HIGH DENSITY MULTILEVEL THIN FILM TO A CIRCUITIZED AND FLEXIBLE ORGANIC SUBSTRATE AND ASSOCIATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrate comprising at least one electrical conductor via therein with upper and lower surfaces
thereof coplanar with upper and lower surfaces of said LCP substrate;

an interconnect layer stack on said LCP substrate and comprising a plurality of patterned electrical conductor layers and
a plurality of dielectric layers, with there being a respective dielectric layer between adjacent patterned electrical conductor
layers, with at least a portion of the adjacent patterned electrical conductor layers being staggered with respect to one
another, and with said dielectric layer comprising a material different than LCP;

a fused seam between said LOP substrate and said interconnect layer stack;
an intermetallic bond between said at least one electrical conductor via in said LCP substrate and at least one of said plurality
of patterned electrical conductor layers in said interconnect layer stack; and

at least one first device electrically coupled to a lowermost patterned electrical conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,181,787

RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH SERIES DIPOLE ANTENNAS AND COUPLING STRUCTURE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly configured to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon
resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising:
a series of tubular dipole antennas to be positioned within the wellbore, each tubular dipole antenna comprising a pair of
dipole elements;

an RF transmission line extending within said series of tubular dipole antennas; and
a respective coupling structure between each pair of dipole elements and between said series of tubular dipole antennas, each
coupling structure comprising

a dielectric tube mechanically coupling adjacent dipole elements, and
at least one tap connector carried by said dielectric tube and electrically coupling said RF transmission line to a corresponding
dipole element.

US Pat. No. 9,149,938

ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON WITH ADAPTIVE VISCOUS USER COUPLING

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An exoskeleton system, comprising:
an exoskeleton comprised of a plurality of structural members, one or more robotic joints at which the plurality of structural
members are movably attached, and a plurality of actuators connected to the structural members which are capable of providing
a motive force for moving the structural members in relation to the robotic joints, the structural members and robotic joints
arranged to facilitate movement of the exoskeleton in conformance with at least a portion of a human anatomy when the exoskeleton
is worn by a user;

a control system responsive to at least one input signal to generate actuator control signals which control the plurality
of actuators;

wherein the exoskeleton includes at least one viscous coupling disposed at an interface location of said exoskeleton where
a physical interaction occurs between a portion of the user and a portion of the exoskeleton when the exoskeleton is in use,
the viscous coupling comprising a fluid having a viscosity selectively variable responsive to viscosity control signals from
the control system.

US Pat. No. 9,148,111

PHASE SHIFTERS AND TUNING ELEMENTS

Harris Corporation, Malb...

1. A phase shifter, comprising:
a housing;
an electrical conductor suspended within the housing on electrically-insulative supports;
a shuttle having a bridge section, a plate attached to said bridge section, and an actuator section, each formed of electrically
conductive material, and an insulator portion formed of electrically insulative material which electrically isolates at least
said plate from said actuator section; and

an electrically-insulative substrate, and a ground plane disposed on the substrate;
wherein the shuttle is configured for movement between a first position at which the plate is spaced a first distance from
the electrical conductor, and a second position at which the plate is spaced a second distance from the electrical conductor;

wherein said plate and said electrical conductor in combination form a capacitor having a capacitance value which is different
when said plate is spaced at said first distance as compared to said second distance;

wherein the housing is an electrically-conductive housing in electrical contact with the ground plane; and
wherein the shuttle includes an elongated body spaced a third distance above said substrate, and said bridge section includes
a bridge portion and at least one bridge riser, said bridge riser offsetting said bridge portion a fourth distance above said
substrate, wherein said third distance is different as compared to said fourth distance.

US Pat. No. 9,328,243

CARBON STRAND RADIO FREQUENCY HEATING SUSCEPTOR

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) heating composition comprising:
a petroleum ore; and
a plurality of carbon fibers mixed with said petroleum ore and comprising at least one of a plurality of individual carbon
fibers, a plurality of carbon fiber floc pieces, and a plurality of carbon fiber cloth pieces.

US Pat. No. 9,247,482

AD HOC WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK WITH NODE ROLE INFORMATION ROUTING AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A communications method for an ad hoc wireless communications network, the method comprising:
transmitting within the ad hoc wireless communications network comprising a plurality of wireless nodes arranged in a backbone
net and a plurality of stub nets coupled to the backbone net via respective wireless nodes defining gateway nodes, and with
each stub net further comprising a plurality of wireless nodes, node role information from each gateway node to respective
wireless nodes within each stub net, with the node role information being relayed between the plurality of wireless nodes
within each stub net, and with the node role information including node reactive routing directions for establishing a route
outside of a given stub net, with the node role information being proactively transmitted from each gateway node to the respective
wireless nodes within each stub net;

unicast transmitting within the ad hoc wireless communications network a route request from a first wireless node in a respective
first stub net to a respective first gateway node based upon the node role information, the route request being a request
to communicate to a second wireless node in a respective second stub net; and

transmitting within the ad hoc wireless communications network the route request from the first gateway node across the backbone
net to the second gateway node of the second stub net.

US Pat. No. 9,267,358

HYDROCARBON RECOVERY SYSTEM USING RF ENERGY TO HEAT STEAM WITHIN AN INJECTOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A hydrocarbon resource recovery system for a subterranean formation having an injector wellbore and a producer wellbore
therein, the hydrocarbon resource recovery system comprising:
a tubular producer positioned in the producer wellbore;
a tubular injector positioned in the injector wellbore;
a steam source coupled to a proximal end of said tubular injector; and
a radio frequency (RF) energy source coupled to the proximal end of said tubular injector, said RF energy source comprising
first and second magnetrons;

a coupling arrangement between said first and second magnetrons and the proximal end of said tubular injector;
said tubular injector having a plurality of spaced apart steam injector slots sized to allow steam to pass into the subterranean
formation, while containing RF energy within said tubular injector to heat the steam.

US Pat. No. 9,194,221

APPARATUS FOR HEATING HYDROCARBONS WITH RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY HAVING SEGMENTED DIPOLE ELEMENTS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

16. A method for making a radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation
having a wellbore extending therein, the method comprising:
providing a first tubular dipole element having opposing proximal and distal ends;
positioning an RF transmission line to extend through the proximal end of the first tubular dipole element, the RF transmission
line comprising an inner conductor, an outer conductor, and a dielectric therebetween, the inner conductor extending outwardly
beyond the distal end of the first tubular dipole element, the outer conductor to be coupled to the distal end of the first
tubular dipole element;

providing a second tubular dipole element having opposing proximal and distal ends, with the proximal end of the second tubular
dipole element being adjacent the distal end of the first tubular dipole element and coupled to the inner conductor; and

positioning a tubular balun to have the RF transmission line extending therethrough, the tubular balun having opposing proximal
and distal ends, with the distal end of the tubular balun being adjacent the proximal end of the first tubular dipole element
and the proximal end of the tubular balun to be coupled to the outer conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,083,076

DIPOLE ANTENNA ASSEMBLY HAVING AN ELECTRICAL CONDUCTOR EXTENDING THROUGH TUBULAR SEGMENTS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A dipole antenna assembly comprising:
a first tubular dipole element having opposing proximal and distal ends;
a coaxial antenna feed extending through the proximal end of said first tubular dipole element and comprising an inner conductor,
an outer conductor, and a dielectric therebetween, said inner conductor extending outwardly beyond the distal end of said
first tubular dipole element, said outer conductor coupled to the distal end of said first tubular dipole element to define
a first antenna feedpoint; and

a second tubular dipole element having opposing proximal and distal ends, with the proximal end being adjacent the distal
end of said first tubular dipole element and being coupled to said inner conductor to define a second antenna feedpoint;

said second tubular dipole element comprising
first and second tubular segments aligned in spaced apart relation, and
an electrical conductor extending through said first and second tubular sections and being coupled thereto at both the proximal
and distal ends.

US Pat. No. 9,375,700

HYDROCARBON CRACKING ANTENNA

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for processing hydrocarbons including aromatic molecules comprising:
a hydrogen containing gas source;
a chamber coupled to said hydrogen containing gas source and configured to expose the hydrocarbons including aromatic molecules
to the hydrogen containing gas;

a radio frequency (RF) source; and
an RF applicator coupled to said RF source at spaced apart first and second connection points on opposite sides of said chamber,
and with said RF applicator continuously extending across an interior of said chamber between the first and second connection
points to create a field in said chamber to crack at least some of the aromatic molecules into polar molecules while exposed
to the hydrogen containing gas.

US Pat. No. 9,123,493

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SWITCHES FOR STEERING OF RF SIGNALS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A MEMS switch, comprising:
first and second opposing base members formed on a substrate;
first and second resilient members provided respectively at said first and second opposing base members;
a shuttle having an elongated length which extends over said substrate and is resiliently supported at opposing first and
second ends thereof by said first and second resilient members respectively;

a drive portion configured to selectively move said shuttle along a motion axis aligned with said elongated length in response
to an applied voltage, said drive portion comprised of

a shuttle drive portion provided at a first location along said elongated length including a plurality of shuttle drive fingers
extending transversely from opposing sides of said shuttle, and

a plurality of motive drive fingers interdigitated with said plurality of shuttle drive fingers, said motive drive fingers
fixed with respect to said substrate and disposed on opposing sides of said shuttle drive portion;

a shuttle switch portion provided at a second location along said elongated length, electrically isolated from said shuttle
drive portion and from said first and second opposing base members, said shuttle switch portion including a first switch element
formed of a first plurality of shuttle contact fingers extending transversely from opposing sides of a first switch section
of said shuttle, and a second shuttle switch element formed of a second plurality of shuttle contact fingers extending transversely
from opposing sides of a second switch section of said shuttle;

a common contact having a fixed position relative to said substrate and disposed on a common terminal side of said shuttle,
said common contact comprising a first and second plurality of common contact fingers respectively interdigitated with said
first plurality of shuttle contact fingers and said second plurality of shuttle contact fingers;

first and second terminal contacts fixed on a portion of said substrate adjacent to a switched terminal side of said shuttle
and comprising first terminal contact fingers and second terminal contact fingers respectively interdigitated with said first
plurality of shuttle contact fingers, and said second plurality of shuttle contact fingers; and

wherein said shuttle switch portion exclusively forms an electrical connection between said common contact and said first
terminal contact when said drive portion moves said shuttle to a first position along said motion axis, and exclusively forms
an electrical connection between said common contact and said second terminal contact when said drive portion moves said shuttle
to a second position along said motion axis.

US Pat. No. 9,081,116

SUBTERRANEAN MAPPING SYSTEM INCLUDING SPACED APART ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE WELL PIPES AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A subterranean mapping system comprising:
a pair of spaced electrically conductive well pipes in a subterranean formation containing a hydrocarbon resource, the pair
of electrically conductive well pipes comprising a fluid inlet pipe and a fluid outlet pipe;

a radiofrequency (RF) source coupled to said pair of electrically conductive well pipes and configured to generate an electromagnetic
(EM) field in the subterranean formation; and

a subterranean mapping device configured to be carried along with a fluid flow along a path of travel from said fluid inlet
pipe to said fluid outlet pipe and while sensing the EM field versus time.

US Pat. No. 9,130,907

SWITCH FOR COMMUNICATING DATA IN A DYNAMIC COMPUTER NETWORK

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for use in a switch connecting a plurality of devices to a dynamic computer network, the method comprising:
receiving, by a communication device, a data communication that includes a plurality of identified parameters associated with
a source computing device and a destination computing device, wherein a first set of said plurality of identity parameters
are pseudorandomly modified to specify false information based on a pseudorandom function and a seed value specified in a
first mission plan;

performing non-repudiation operations by (1) logging said plurality of identity parameters and (2) time-stamp recording at
least one of said pseudorandom function and said seed value;

selecting a path for said data communication using at least one false identity parameter of said first set by referencing
a table relating to a plurality of ports of said switch to a plurality of physical addresses to determine an output port that
corresponds to a physical address of the destination of said data communication; and

forwarding said data communication to said output port corresponding to said path.

US Pat. No. 9,093,975

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS COMPRISING DIFFERENTIAL INDUCTORS AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An integrated Microelectromechanical Systems (“MEMS”) device, comprising:
a substrate;
a transition portion connected to and at least partially extending transversely away from a major surface of the substrate;
a differential inductor mechanically suspended above a major surface of the substrate at least partially by the transition
portion and electrically connected to an electronic circuit external thereto by the transition portion; and

a first dielectric gap between the major surface of the substrate and the differential inductor.

US Pat. No. 9,083,683

ENCRYPTION/DECRYPTION DEVICE FOR SECURE COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN A PROTECTED NETWORK AND AN UNPROTECTED NETWORK AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A device for secure communications between a protected network and an unprotected network, the device comprising:
a first logic device configured as a plaintext unit;
a second logic device configured as a ciphertext unit; and
a third logic device configured as a cryptographic unit connected between the plaintext unit and the ciphertext unit;
the first logic device comprising a red egress directional component configured to interface with the protected network to
perform encapsulation of data from the protected network to define outgoing datagrams, and comprising a red ingress directional
component operable to perform decapsulation of incoming datagrams from the cryptographic unit;

the second logic device comprising a black ingress directional component configured to interface with the unprotected network
to perform routing of incoming encrypted datagrams from the unprotected network to the cryptographic unit, and comprising
a black egress directional component operable to perform routing of outgoing encrypted datagrams from the cryptographic unit
to the unprotected network;

the third logic device operable to perform encryption of outgoing datagrams from the plaintext unit, and operable to perform
decryption of incoming encrypted datagrams from the ciphertext unit to define the incoming datagrams.

US Pat. No. 9,322,254

METHOD FOR HYDROCARBON RECOVERY USING HEATED LIQUID WATER INJECTION WITH RF HEATING

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for hydrocarbon resource recovery in a subterranean formation comprising:
forming a laterally extending injector well in the subterranean formation;
forming a laterally extending producer well spaced below the injector well;
radio frequency (RF) heating the subterranean formation to establish hydraulic communication between the injector well and
the producer well;

injecting at least one of an inert gas, propane, and methane into the injector well to assist with the hydraulic communication
between the injector well and the producer well by at least displacing hydrocarbon resources from the injector well to the
producer well;

determining whether hydraulic communication has been established between the injector well and the producer well; and
when hydraulic communication has been established between the injector well and the producer well, injecting heated liquid
water into the injector well to recover the hydrocarbon resources from the producer well based upon the hydraulic communication
therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,267,509

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING WRAPPING FLOW IN A FLUID WORKING APPARATUS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

25. A method of working a fluid comprising the steps of:
passing all of the fluid through a first circumferential portion of a circumferential inlet area in a direction towards an
outlet side of a working assembly while workingly engaging a first subset of a plurality of rotor blades, the plurality of
rotor blades directly coupled to a hub so as to be positioned between an inlet side and an outlet side of the working assembly;

passing all of the fluid through a first circumferential portion of a circumferential outlet area;
passing all of the fluid through a single return assembly in a direction towards a second circumferential portion of the circumferential
inlet area;

passing all of the fluid through the second circumferential portion of the circumferential inlet area in a direction towards
the outlet side of the working assembly while exclusively workingly engaging a second subset of the plurality of rotor blades
which is different than the first subset of the plurality of rotor blades; and

passing al of the fluid through a second circumferential portion of the circumferential outlet area.

US Pat. No. 9,205,555

MANIPULATOR JOINT-LIMIT HANDLING ALGORITHM

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A system for controlling a robotic device, the robotic device comprising joints moving an end-effector that operates in
an m degrees of freedom task space, the robotic device being driven by n actuators, the system in communications with actuator
driver circuitry to control the actuators, the system comprising:
a processing unit in communications with the actuator driver circuitry; and
a memory in communications with the processing unit, the memory comprising program code executable by the processing unit
to cause the processing unit to perform the following steps:

determining if a desired movement command for the robotic device would cause at least a first joint of the n actuated joints
to violate a corresponding joint travel limit;

constructing a modified Jacobian matrix Jmod by removing a matrix column directly from a Jacobian matrix J that is associated with the first joint which would violate
the corresponding joint travel limit if the desired movement command is executed, where the Jacobian matrix J is an m×n matrix
mathematically expressing current positions of the joints;

constructing a revised movement command for the robotic device by solving the following equation:
qmod=Jmod(JmodTW2Jmod)?1JmodTW2xcmd wherein qmod is an (n?L)×1 joint velocity command for joints that are not currently being limited, Jmod is an m×(n?L) matrix, JmodT is the transpose of Jmod, W is an m×m matrix comprising weighting factors to weight respective movements of the n actuated joints, and xcmd is the desired movement command for the end-effector of the robotic device, where the revised movement command prevents the
first joint from violating the corresponding joint travel limit, is not identical to the desired movement command and if submitted
to the actuator driver circuitry causes movement of at least a portion of the n actuated joints; and
utilizing the revised movement command in place of the desired movement command to control the actuator driver circuitry to
cause corresponding movement of the robotic device.

US Pat. No. 10,053,194

MINIATURE SONOBUOY ADAPTER KIT WITH PNEUMATIC AIR DIVERTER VALVE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An adapter for launching miniature sonobuoys from a sonobuoy launching container comprising:a first cylindrical member disposed within the sonobuoy launching container, the first cylindrical member comprising:
a first end,
a second end, and
a first central passage extending from the second end to the first end;
a second cylindrical member disposed within the sonobuoy launching container in line with the first cylindrical member, the second cylindrical member comprising:
a third end,
a fourth end,
a sidewall extending from the fourth end to the third end,
at least one channel disposed within the sidewall, and
a second central passage extending from the fourth end to the third end, wherein the third end of the second cylindrical member is in abutment with the second end of the first cylindrical member and the first central passage is in fluid communication with the second central passage; and
a diverter mechanism disposed within the sonobuoy launching container in line with the first cylindrical member and the second cylindrical member, the diverter mechanism configured to automatically divert a first burst of air along the at least one channel of the second cylindrical member and automatically divert a subsequent second burst of air along the second central passage of the second cylindrical member.

US Pat. No. 9,376,907

METHOD OF HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY INCLUDING ACTUATOR OPERATED POSITIONING OF AN RF SENSOR AND RELATED APPARATUS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for a subterranean formation with a plurality of spaced apart injector/producer well pairs therein, each injector/producer
well pair comprising a laterally extending producer well and a laterally extending injector well spaced thereabove, and an
intermediate well adjacent a given injector/producer well pair, the apparatus comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) sensor;
a positioning actuator coupled to said RF sensor and configured to position said RF sensor within the intermediate well; and
an RF analyzer coupled to said RF sensor and configured to determine at least one failure location associated with the given
injector/producer well pair by at least analyzing impedance data of the adjacent subterranean formation based upon diverging
electric fields from said RF sensor to establish a resistivity based profile of hydraulic communication between the given
injector/producer well pair along a length thereof, the diverging electric fields penetrating deeper within the subterranean
formation than any magnetic fields associated with said RF sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,063,782

CHANGING RESOURCE ALLOCATION AMONG A PLURALITY OF CONCURRENTLY EXECUTING APPLICATIONS IN A PORTABLE MULTIMODE COMMUNICATION DEVICE IN RESPONSE TO A CHANGE IN USAGE SCENARIO

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for providing to a plurality of software applications executing in a software environment controlled access to
limited hardware resources on a Portable Multimode Communication Device (“PMCD”), comprising:
establishing a software environment in the PMCD in which a plurality of software applications are concurrently executing,
each software application of the plurality of software applications configured to perform a predetermined application function
using a respective hardware set, each respective hardware set including a plurality of hardware resources provided on said
PMCD;

allocating the plurality of hardware resources to the plurality of software applications;
dynamically determining access priority levels for the plurality of software applications relative to at least a first hardware
resource of the plurality of hardware resources at a present time by evaluating a usage scenario of the PMCD based on one
or more parameters, where the access priority levels vary with changes in the usage scenario;

responsive to the evaluating, dynamically re-allocating the first hardware resource from a first software application of the
plurality of software applications to a second software application of the plurality of software applications having a highest
access priority level;

wherein the usage scenario comprises an aggregate set of circumstances, including events occurring within the PMCD and events
occurring external to the PMCD, as indicated by the parameters; and

wherein at least one of the parameters upon which the usage scenario is based is determined in accordance with an ambient
condition selected from the group consisting of a visual scene, a presence of a particular identified human face a lighting
condition an audio condition a Radio Frequency (“RF”) communication operational status, a network operational status, an orientation
condition, a location condition, and a motion condition.

US Pat. No. 9,332,103

USER PROTECTION IN A MULTIMODE PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for preventing acoustic shock in a portable communication device (PCD), comprising
providing in the PCD a plurality of audio streams including a telephony audio stream and at least a second audio stream;
reproducing the second audio stream using a loudspeaker in the PCD having a high capacity audio output capability;
responsive to the occurrence of a telephony session, re-routing the second audio stream from the loudspeaker to a handset
speaker in the PCD having a low capacity audio output capability, and reproducing the telephony audio stream and the second
audio stream using the handset speaker;

upon termination of the telephony session, re-routing the second audio stream from the handset speaker to the loudspeaker;
subsequent to said re-routing gradually increasing an audio output drive level of the second audio stream over a period of
time in accordance with a predetermined ramp function until the audio output drive level of the second audio stream corresponds
with the predetermined output drive level setting for the second audio stream; and

during said period of time, selectively reproducing with the loudspeaker a series of warning tones at the audio output drive
level for the second audio stream as determined by the predetermined ramp function.

US Pat. No. 9,297,240

CYCLIC RADIO FREQUENCY STIMULATION

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. A method for enhanced oil recovery using cyclic radio frequency (RF) in a hydrocarbon reservoir, said method comprising:
i) providing RF energy at a first power level in a hydrocarbon reservoir to create a dessication region in said hydrocarbon
reservoir,

ii) allowing a soak period during which RF energy is reduced by 75-100% of said first power level, and
iii) repeating steps i-ii) one or more times; and
iv) subsequently collecting hydrocarbon from said hydrocarbon reservoir at one or more times.

US Pat. No. 9,288,035

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A COMMUNICATIONS TRANSFER BETWEEN INTERNET PROTOCOL MULTIMEDIA SERVICES AND PUSH TO TALK SERVICES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for a full-duplex call transfer into a half-duplex call, comprising:
establishing said first full-duplex call between a first communication device and a second communication device already engaged
in said half-duplex call with at least one third communication device;

communicating a REFER request message from the second communication device to the first communication device as part of a
full-duplex call transmission over a full-duplex call infrastructure, said REFER request message including contact information
for redirecting the first communication device to a hybrid application server and token information that is to be subsequently
used to patch the full-duplex call into the half-duplex call without modification thereof;

in response to the REFER request message, performing operations by the first communication device to re-direct a full-duplex
call to the hybrid application server, said operations comprising

(1) terminating the first full-duplex call, and
(2) establishing a second full-duplex call with the hybrid application server by using an INVITE message including the token
information contained in the REFER request message without modification; and

performing operations by the hybrid application server to patch the second full-duplex call into the half-duplex call using
said token information contained in the INVITE message.

US Pat. No. 9,490,867

CDMA COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A code division multiple access (CDMA) communications device comprising:
at least one CDMA receiver configured to isolate a CDMA signal; and
a processor coupled to said at least one CDMA receiver and configured to
generate a quantized sample representation of the CDMA signal,
perform a hard correlation between the quantized sample representation of the CDMA signal and a quantized representation of
a reference to generate a coarse time alignment, with the hard correlation being performed using a look-up table including
possible combinations of the quantized sample representation of the CDMA signal, possible combinations of the quantized representation
of the reference, and corresponding complex multiplications between the possible combinations of the quantized sample representation
of the CDMA signal and the possible combinations of the quantized representation of the reference, and

perform a soft correlation based upon the coarse time alignment between actual values of the CDMA signal and the reference.

US Pat. No. 9,136,822

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM WITH A MICRO-SCALE SPRING SUSPENSION SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MAKING THE SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An integrated Microelectromechanical System (“MEMS”) device, comprising:
a substrate;
a MEMS filter device mechanically suspended above a major surface of the substrate;
a first gas gap between the major surface of the substrate and the MEMS filter device; and
an isolation platform mechanically connected to the substrate and comprising a frame structure framing a periphery of the
MEMS filter device and at least one first resilient component coupled between the frame structure and the MEMS filter device,
where the isolation platform absorbs vibrations from an environment prior to reaching the MEMS filter device.

US Pat. No. 9,066,320

METHOD TO BOOTSTRAP INTO A FREQUENCY AGILE AD HOC NETWORK OF RADIOS THAT USE A NON-DETERMINISTIC FREQUENCY PATTERN

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for facilitating late entry of a late entrant node into an ad-hoc radio network in which a network hopping sequence
changes over time in a non-deterministic manner in response to a spectral environment, comprising:
accessing from a memory at the late entrant node an initial frequency hopping sequence for said ad-hoc radio network, said
initial frequency hopping sequence specifying a plurality of frequencies, each respectively assigned to one of a plurality
of defined frequency hops of said frequency hopping sequence, said initial frequency hopping sequence specifying a sequence
of frequency hops used by the ad-hoc network at a time corresponding to initiation of the ad-hoc network;

at a time after said initiation when the initial frequency hopping sequence has migrated in a non-deterministic way to a current
frequency hopping sequence different from the initial frequency hopping sequence, and unknown by the late entrant node, discovering
the current frequency hopping sequence by exclusively monitoring at least a first frequency specified by the initial frequency
hopping sequence;

if the presence of a signal transmitted by a participating node of said ad-hoc network is not detected on at least the first
frequency as a result of the exclusive monitoring, iteratively monitoring one or more alternate frequency values in accordance
with an ordered list respectively specified for at least the first frequency until detecting the presence of the signal, said
signal comprising

(1) first information concerning at least one “next+M” hop frequency of the current hopping sequence of said ad-hoc network,
where M is an integer having a value equal to or greater than zero, and

(2) second information useful for determining a time when the at least one next+M hop frequency will be used by nodes of said
ad-hoc network; and

determining a second frequency included in said current hopping sequence of said network based on the first information contained
in said signal.

US Pat. No. 9,437,911

COMPLIANT HIGH SPEED INTERCONNECTS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An Integrated Circuit (“IC”), comprising:
a first substrate having a first Coefficient of Thermal Expansion (“CTE”) and a well formed therein;
at least one three-dimensional micro-coaxial interconnect formed on the first substrate so as to have a cantilevered end portion
disposed over the well; and

a first coupler electrically coupling the cantilevered end portion to a second substrate having a second CTE different from
the first CTE;

wherein the cantilevered end portion has a first angled joint so that at least one of a pushing force and a pulling force
applied thereby to the first coupler is minimized when mismatching movements of the first and second substrates occur.

US Pat. No. 9,303,514

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF UTILIZING A HOUSING TO CONTROL WRAPPING FLOW IN A FLUID WORKING APPARATUS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A fluid working apparatus, comprising:
a housing structure with a housing inlet and a housing outlet, the housing structure including an outer housing member defining
a circumferential tubular portion with an inner surface, and an inner housing member positioned within the outer housing member
and having an outer surface spaced from the inner surface such that a working flow chamber is defined between the radially
inner most portions of outer surface and the inner surface;

a working assembly having an inlet side and an outlet side with at least one rotor having a plurality of blades directly coupled
to a hub so as to be positioned between the inlet and outlet sides, the working assembly positioned in the housing structure
such that the rotor is rotatably supported therein with the rotor blades extending into the working flow chamber; and

at least one single return chamber positioned within the tubular portion and configured to return fluid flow from the outlet
side of the working assembly to the inlet side of the working assembly, whereby all of a working fluid flows through

(a) the housing inlet in a direction towards a first circumferential portion of a circumferential inlet area defined between
the housing structure and the inlet side of the working assembly,

(b) the first circumferential portion of the circumferential inlet area in a direction towards the outlet side of the working
assembly while workingly engaging a first subset of the plurality of blades,

(c) a first circumferential portion of a circumferential outlet area defined between the housing structure and the outlet
side of the working assembly,

(d) the single return chamber in a direction towards a second circumferential portion of the circumferential inlet area,
(e) the second circumferential portion of the circumferential inlet area in a direction towards the outlet side of the working
assembly while exclusively workingly engaging a second subset of the plurality of blades, and

(f) the housing outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,300,570

MULTI-TUNNEL VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for controlling Quality-of-Service (“QoS”) in a Virtual Private Network (“VPN”) in a transport network providing
a plurality of QoS bearers, the method comprising:
establishing, between a first VPN endpoint and a second VPN endpoint, a plurality of VPN tunnels through said transport network,
said plurality of VPN tunnels including at least a default VPN tunnel associated with a first QoS bearer and an alternate
VPN tunnel associated with a second QoS bearer;

establishing at the first and second VPN endpoints a VPN policy which specifies at least two different QoS levels to be applied
to transport packets in accordance with at least one characteristic of the application data contained therein, the VPN policy
specified independently of a transport network policy established for the transport network which also specifies at least
two different QoS levels to be applied to transport packets; and

performing the following steps at said first VPN endpoint:
receiving a first data block of a plurality of data blocks specifying application messages generated by at least two software
applications, each said data block comprising application data;

analyzing said first data block to determine at least one said characteristic of the application data contained therein;
applying the VPN policy to said first data block whereby said default VPN tunnel or said alternate VPN tunnel is assigned
to the first data block based on the characteristic of the application data in accordance with the VPN policy;

selectively assigning a VPN tunnel indicator to the first data block that defines a QoS in the transport network which is
different from the QoS which would be assigned to a transport packet including the first data block by the transport network
in the presence of encryption;

encrypting said first data block to generate a VPN payload;
encapsulating said VPN payload with a transport packet header to form a transport packet, said transport packet header including
the VPN tunnel indicator which specifies which one of the default VPN tunnel and the alternate VPN tunnel was previously assigned
to the first data block; and

communicating said transport packet to the transport network where a QoS policy is applied to assign the transport packet
to the first QoS bearer or the second QoS bearer based on the VPN tunnel indicator contained in the transport packet header;

wherein the transport packet is communicated across the transport network using one of the first or second QoS bearers as
determined in accordance with the VPN policy, independently of the transport network policy for the application data having
said characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,200,506

APPARATUS FOR TRANSPORTING AND UPGRADING A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE THROUGH A PIPELINE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for transporting and upgrading a hydrocarbon resource comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna within a wellbore extending within a subterranean formation, the wellbore having a proximal
end defining a wellhead;

a first RF source coupled to said antenna and having an operating frequency and power to upgrade the hydrocarbon resource;
a pair of pipeline segments adjacent the wellhead and configured to transport the hydrocarbon resource therethrough; and
an RF upgrading device comprising
an RF applicator comprising an inner tubular dielectric coupler between said pair of pipeline segments, and an electrically
conductive outer housing surrounding said inner tubular dielectric coupler, and

a second RF source coupled to said electrically conductive outer housing and having an operating frequency and power to further
upgrade the hydrocarbon resource.

US Pat. No. 9,141,862

UNATTENDED SURVEILLANCE DEVICE AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A surveillance device comprising:
a housing;
a video camera associated with the housing to capture surveillance video;
an image processor carried by the housing and cooperating with the video camera
to remove moving objects in a foreground of the surveillance video from a background,
to generate at least one silhouette image using the moving objects removed from the background,
to compress the at least one silhouette image, and
to generate a surveillance information packet based upon the compressed silhouette image; and
a wireless transmitter associated with the image processor to transmit the surveillance information packet to a surveillance
monitoring station.

US Pat. No. 9,057,259

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY APPARATUS INCLUDING A TRANSMISSION LINE WITH FLUID TUNING CHAMBER AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the apparatus
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore;
a transmission line configured to be positioned in the wellbore and coupled to said RF antenna; and
an RF source configured to be coupled with said transmission line;
said transmission line comprising at least one transmission line tuning section comprising
an inner conductor,
an outer conductor surrounding said inner conductor, and
a liquid-blocking plug between said inner and outer conductors to define a tuning chamber configured to receive a dielectric
liquid with a gas headspace thereabove.

US Pat. No. 9,239,578

WIRELESS ENGINE MONITORING SYSTEM

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A monitoring system for an aircraft engine, comprising:
an engine monitoring module comprising:
a housing configured to be mounted at the aircraft engine,
a wireless transmitter carried by said housing,
a memory carried by said housing, and
a processor carried by said housing and coupled to said memory and said wireless transmitter and configured to:
collect and store in said memory engine data relating to at least one engine parameter sensed during operation of the aircraft
engine by a plurality of engine sensors, the at least one engine parameter including an exhaust gas temperature (EGT) of the
aircraft engine, and

transmit the engine data via said wireless transmitter, and
a data address assigned to the engine monitoring module and linking the data address to an engine serial number for tracking
the aircraft engine.

US Pat. No. 9,300,336

DIRECT CONVERSION RECEIVER DEVICE WITH FIRST AND SECOND STAGES AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A direct conversion receiver device for receiving in-phase (I) and quadrature (Q) signals, the direct conversion receiver
device comprising:
a blind IQ balance circuit configured to balance the I and Q signals without a pilot signal comprising
a first stage configured to generate an intermediate amplitude balanced Q signal based upon the I and Q signals, and
a second stage coupled to said first stage and configured to generate phased balanced I and Q signals based upon the intermediate
amplitude balanced Q signal and the I signal; and

a mixer coupled to said blind IQ balance circuit and configured to generate I and Q baseband signals using an operational
frequency, the operational frequency being based upon bandwidth and modulation of the I and Q signals, and less than half
of a spacing value between the I and Q signals and an adjacent channel.

US Pat. No. 9,267,365

APPARATUS FOR HEATING A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE IN A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION PROVIDING AN ADJUSTABLE LIQUID COOLANT AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the apparatus
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source;
an RF antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore;
a coaxial RF transmission line configured to be positioned within the wellbore and couple said RF source to said RF antenna,
said coaxial RF transmission line comprising an inner tubular conductor and an outer tubular conductor surrounding said inner
tubular conductor, the inner tubular conductor defining a liquid coolant circuit therethrough;

a pair of spaced apart liquid blocking plugs between the inner and outer tubular conductors and defining a liquid tuning section
therebetween for a liquid dielectric; and

a liquid coolant source configured to be coupled to said coaxial RF transmission line and to provide a liquid coolant through
the liquid coolant circuit and with the liquid coolant having an electrical parameter that is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 9,075,992

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING, DETERRING AND/OR DELAYING ATTACKS TO A NETWORK USING SHADOW NETWORKING TECHNIQUES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for identifying malicious attacks being waged on a computer network, comprising:
implementing a mission plan at a first network node, said mission plan specifying (a) that at least one first identity parameter
for a second network node has a plurality of possible values associated therewith, and (b) that at least two possible values
of said plurality of possible values are to be used in communications to and from said second network node in different timeslots
of a plurality of timeslots of a time frame;

receiving a first packet at the first network node which was sent from said second network node to a third network node, said
first packet comprising payload data and header data including a plurality of identity parameters that uniquely identify hardware
and software of at least one of said second and third network nodes, where a true value of said at least one first identity
parameter of said plurality of identity parameters was previously modified at a first location in said computer network to
transform said true value to a false value selected from said plurality of possible values;

comparing, by said first network node, a value for said first identity parameter which is contained in a received packet with
said plurality of possible values specified in said mission plan to determine whether said mission plan indicates that said
value (a) is not to be used in packets communicated to and from said second node during any of said plurality of timeslots
or (b) was used in a packet communicated to or from said second node during a previous timeslot of said plurality of timeslots;

performing, by said first network node, at least one first action to identify, deter or delay a possible malicious attack
on said computer network if it is determined that said mission plan indicates that said value is not to be used in packets
communicated to and from said second node during any of said plurality of timeslots;

performing, by said network node, at least one second action which is different from said first action if it is determined
that said mission plan indicates that said value was used in a packet communicated to or from said second node during a previous
timeslot of said plurality of timeslots;

and varying a position within the computer network where identity parameter value transformations occur for communications
between said second and third network nodes by dynamically changing the first location to a second different location.

US Pat. No. 9,453,400

ENHANCED RECOVERY AND IN SITU UPGRADING USING RF

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. A method of obtaining heavy oil from a subsurface reservoir, comprising:
a) injecting at least three different activators into a producing stratum of a steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) system
in a subsurface reservoir containing heavy oil at a first temperature, wherein said at least three different activators are
metal-containing asymmetric molecules that absorb different RF radiation and have different peak excitation levels;

b) exciting the activators with a generated RF radiation having a frequency between 0.1 MHz to 300 MHz to generate at least
three excited activators and raising said temperature of said heavy oil to above 260° C. with said excited activators to produce
a heated heavy oil; and

c) pumping said heated heavy oil out of said subsurface reservoir,
wherein said at least three excited activators increase the oil production more than a SAGD process without said at least
three excited activators, and

wherein said at least three excited activators decrease the Steam Oil Ratio (SOR) by 50% to 80% compared to a SAGD process
without said at least three excited activators.

US Pat. No. 9,368,867

NEAR-LINEAR DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR POSITIONING REFLECTORS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A system for positioning a reflector, comprising:
a base;
a yoke mounted on the base for rotation about a first axis in relation to the base and being capable of supporting the reflector
so that the reflector can rotate about a second axis in relation to the yoke;

a linkage comprising at least one connecting rod and at least one linkage member, wherein:
the linkage is operable to rotate with the yoke about the first axis;
the linkage member is limited to movement along a linear path parallel to the first axis; and
the connecting rod having a first end mechanically coupled to the reflector offset a pre-defined distance from said first
axis and a second end mechanically coupled to the linkage member so that the movement of the linkage member along the linear
path imparts rotation to the reflector about the second axis when the reflector is supported by the yoke; and

a feed positioned on a non-rotating component of said system.

US Pat. No. 9,065,901

ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITH INTEGRATED MICROPHONES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a shell;
a rotary control input device comprising first and second minipulable portions that rotate independent of each other in relation
to the shell and are co-located so as to be disposed over a common location of or a common aperture formed through the shell
throughout use thereof, where

rotation of the first minipulable portion controls first operations of the electronic device, and
rotation of the second minipulable portion causes an adjustment of an acoustic transducer's orientation in relation to a sound
source; and

the acoustic transducer disposed on or in the second minipulable portion of the rotary control input device so as to be rotatable
with the second minipulable portion of the rotary control in relation to the shell.

US Pat. No. 9,506,728

RECOIL ABSORBING MECHANISM

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for recoil assembly, comprising:
causing a moving carrier to freely travel linearly in a first direction by discharging at least one Recoil Producing Device
(“RPD”);

absorbing an impulse force resulting from discharging said RPD using at least one spring having a first end coupled to said
moving carrier and a second end coupled to a fixed frame member; and

applying a pulling force by said spring to said moving carrier in a second direction opposed from said first direction at
an end of spring travel, whereby a uni-directional force transfer mechanism is caused to engage an elongate latching element
so as to latch said moving carrier in position and prevent said moving carrier from freely traveling in said second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,376,899

RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH SPACER AND SHEATH AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly configured to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon
resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising:
first and second tubular conductors to be positioned within the wellbore, and having adjacent joined together ends;
first and second RF transmission line segments extending within said first and second tubular conductors and having adjacent
joined together ends aligned with the joined together adjacent ends of said first and second tubular conductors;

a tubular sheath surrounding said first RF transmission line segment and having an outer surface; and
a spacer received on the outer surface of said tubular sheath and extending between said tubular sheath and adjacent portions
of said first tubular conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,376,900

COMBINED RF HEATING AND PUMP LIFT FOR A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY APPARATUS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A hydrocarbon resource recovery apparatus for a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the apparatus
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) power source;
a dielectric fluid source;
an RF antenna within the wellbore;
an RF transmission line extending within the wellbore between said RF power source and said RF antenna and coupled to said
dielectric fluid source to be cooled by a flow of dielectric fluid therefrom; and

a hydrocarbon resource recovery pump within the wellbore and also coupled to said dielectric fluid source to be powered by
the flow of dielectric fluid therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,510,071

PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH FLOW THROUGH ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER PORTS FOR WATER MANAGEMENT

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a housing formed of a rigid material which encloses a loudspeaker, the housing including a panel with a plurality of apertures
defined therein to form a speaker grille which facilitates passage of audio from an interior portion of the housing enclosing
the loudspeaker to an environment exterior of the housing;

each aperture defining a passage through the panel and decreasing in cross sectional area along a direction extending from
an exterior side of the panel to an interior side of the panel;

the plurality of apertures arranged to form a plurality of aperture sets, each aperture set of the plurality of aperture sets
comprised of at least two apertures connected by a respective fluid channel of a plurality of elongate fluid channels having
a parallel arrangement and formed on an internal face of the panel, the respective fluid channel comprised of one or more
channel segments, each extending along a fluid path between adjacent ones of the apertures comprising a respective aperture
set of a plurality of aperture sets;

the respective fluid channel having a predetermined length which facilitates a gravitational head pressure needed to overcome
a capillary force associated with at least one drain aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,322,921

COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE WITH OSCILLATOR CALIBRATION AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A communications device comprising:
a housing;
an antenna carried by said housing;
an oscillator carried by said housing and configured to generate a reference signal;
a radio frequency (RF) receiver carried by said housing, and coupled to said antenna and said oscillator, said RF receiver
configured to demodulate a received signal from said antenna based upon the reference signal;

a global positioning system (GPS) receiver carried by said housing and configured to generate a calibration signal;
a temperature sensor carried by said housing and configured to generate a sensed temperature value; and
a processor carried by said housing and coupled to said oscillator, said RF receiver, said GPS receiver, and said temperature
sensor, said processor configured to

enter an oscillator calibration mode based upon the sensed temperature value for selectively calibrating said oscillator based
upon the calibration signal, and

enter the oscillator calibration mode when a lapsed time value from a prior calibration exceeds an ageing threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,054,781

LAND MOBILE RADIO AND ADAPTER FOR USE WITH STANDARD MOBILE PHONE HEADSET

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A portable land mobile radio (LMR) transceiver system, comprising:
a transmitter control system configured to cause a transmitter of said LMR transceiver system to temporarily transmit a Radio
Frequency (RF) signal for a duration of a user activation of a push-to-talk (PTT) switch;

an adapter coupled to said transmitter control system to facilitate operation of said transmitter control system with a standard
mobile phone headset that does not include the PTT switch, said adapter comprising:

an interface connector or socket configured to accept a plug from the standard mobile phone headset;
an adapter circuit configured to
detect when a momentary actuation of an answer/end switch of said standard mobile phone headset is occurring,
alternately latch a PTT input of said transmitter control system in a transmit active or transmit inactive state in response
to said detection that the momentary actuation of the answer/end switch is occurring,

detect when the plug of the standard mobile phone headset is being removed from the socket, and
latch the PTT input of said transmitter control system from said transmit active state to said transmit inactive state in
response to said detection that the plug is being removed from the socket.

US Pat. No. 9,044,731

RADIO FREQUENCY HYDROCARBON RESOURCE UPGRADING APPARATUS INCLUDING PARALLEL PATHS AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) hydrocarbon resource upgrading apparatus comprising:
a common input;
a first hydrocarbon resource upgrading path coupled to the common input and comprising a plurality of first RF power applicator
stages coupled in series, each first RF power stage having an input and an output and configured to apply RF power to upgrade
a hydrocarbon resource passing therethrough and devoid of a catalyst; and

a second hydrocarbon resource upgrading path coupled to the common input and comprising at least one second RF power applicator
stage coupled in parallel with at least one of said first RF power applicator stages, said at least one second RF power applicator
stage configured to apply RF power to upgrade a hydrocarbon resource passing therethrough and devoid of a catalyst;

said at least one second RF power applicator stage having an output coupled to an output of at least one of the plurality
of first RF power applicator stages.

US Pat. No. 9,464,515

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING SYSTEM INCLUDING RF ANTENNAS DRIVEN AT DIFFERENT PHASES AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

7. A method for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a plurality of spaced-apart wellbores therein
aligned in a plane, the method comprising:
positioning a plurality of radio frequency (RF) antennas within respective ones of the plurality of spaced apart wellbores
aligned in the plane; and

driving one of the plurality of RF antennas to define a driven RF antenna with adjacent ones of the plurality of RF antennas
each having a different length defining passive RF antennas so that the plurality of RF antennas operate at a same frequency
but at different phases based upon each different length.

US Pat. No. 9,309,757

RADIO FREQUENCY ANTENNA ASSEMBLY FOR HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY INCLUDING ADJUSTABLE SHORTING PLUG AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly configured to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon
resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising:
an RF transmission line;
an antenna coupled to said RF transmission line; and
an adjustable balun comprising
a tubular balun housing surrounding said RF transmission line and defining a space therebetween, and
an adjustable shorting plug slidably movable within the space and contacting said tubular balun housing and said RF transmission
line at an adjustable shorting position.

US Pat. No. 9,203,133

DIRECTIONAL COUPLERS WITH VARIABLE FREQUENCY RESPONSE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A coupler system, comprising:
a coupler comprising an electrical conductor;
a tuning element comprising:
an electrically-conductive first portion connected directly to the electrical conductor of the coupler so as to be in direct
electrical contact therewith and having a first end face;

an electrically-conductive second portion having a second end face; and
a dielectric element disposed on one of the first and second end faces and being spaced apart from the other of the first
and second end faces by a gap;

wherein the electrically-conductive second portion is moveable in relation to the electrically-conductive first portion so
that the gap is variable.

US Pat. No. 9,183,844

NEAR-FIELD NOISE CANCELLATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for reducing an interference of a near-field noise signal with a select near-field sound, the method comprising:
receiving, from a first acoustic sensing device, a first electronic signal comprising the select near-field sound signal and
the near-field noise signal including near-field noise originating from at least one first sound source located relatively
proximal to the first acoustic sensing device as compared to a second sound source from which a far-field noise originates;

analyzing the first electronic signal to detect the near-field noise signal based on a known recognizable acoustic signature
or pattern of the first sound source which was known prior to the near-field noise's origination;

generating a replica signal when a presence of the near-field noise signal is detected within the first electronic signal,
where the replica signal is a replica of the near-field noise signal;

controlling at least one characteristic of the replica signal so as to cause a far-field noise cancellation process to consider
the corresponding near-field noise as constituting far-field noise;

communicating said replica signal to a first input of a far-field noise cancellation process and said first electronic signal
to a second input of the far-field noise cancellation process, where the far-field noise cancellation process is designed
to cancel far-field noise from audio signals while preserving near-field sound; and

generating an output signal of said far-field noise cancellation process in which said near-field noise signal is reduced
in amplitude whereby the interference thereof with the select near-field sound signal is also reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,057,241

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY SYSTEM INCLUDING DIFFERENT HYDROCARBON RESOURCE RECOVERY CAPACITIES AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A hydrocarbon resource recovery system for a wellbore in a subterranean formation, the hydrocarbon resource recovery system
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source; and
an antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore and coupled to said RF source, the antenna being configured to
generate a higher electric field strength region in the subterranean formation having a higher electric field strength and
a lower magnetic field strength, and

generate a higher magnetic field strength region in the subterranean formation having a higher magnetic field strength and
a lower electric field strength;

said antenna having a tubular shape with a plurality of openings therein defining a hydrocarbon resource recovery capacity
adjacent the higher electric field strength region that is different than a hydrocarbon resource recovery capacity adjacent
the higher magnetic field strength region.

US Pat. No. 9,054,901

SIMPLIFIED BLIND SIGNAL DETECTOR

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for detecting a presence of an RF signal, comprising:
receiving a sample of an RF frequency channel output from a radio receiver;
forming with at least one computer processor a sample correlation matrix A from said sample of said radio frequency channel;
calculating with said at least one computer processor a trace tr(A) of the sample correlation matrix;
calculating with said at least one computer processor a determinant det(A) of the sample correlation matrix; and
performing at least one calculation with said at least one computer processor to selectively determine a presence or absence
of a signal on said radio frequency channel, where said trace and said determinant both define terms of a single mathematical
equation used during said performing, said single mathematical equation comprising a minuend at least partially defined by
said determinant and a subtrahend at least partially defined by said trace.

US Pat. No. 9,432,180

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A PROGRAMMABLE PARALLEL COMPUTATION AND DATA MANIPULATION ACCELERATOR

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method in a data processing system for accelerating a cryptographic algorithm calculation, comprising:
inputting data bits into multiple input registers;
copying the inputted data bits into duplicate copies to be input to a butterfly network, wherein each inputted data bit has
at least two duplicate copies;

inputting the duplicate copies of the data bits into a butterfly network;
permuting the duplicate copies of the data bits in the butterfly network based on a predetermined calculation;
outputting the permuted data bits from the butterfly network to a look up table;
transforming the inputted permuted data bits in the look up table based on the predetermined calculation; and
outputting the transformed data bits from the look up table.

US Pat. No. 9,377,553

RIGID COAXIAL TRANSMISSION LINE SECTIONS JOINED BY CONNECTORS FOR USE IN A SUBTERRANEAN WELLBORE

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A rigid radio frequency (RF) coaxial transmission line to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation,
the rigid RF coaxial transmission line comprising:
a series of rigid coaxial sections coupled together in end-to-end relation and configured to be positioned within the wellbore
of the subterranean formation, each rigid coaxial section comprising an inner conductor, a rigid outer conductor surrounding
said inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween;

each of said rigid outer conductors having threaded ends; and
a respective connector between adjacent ones of said series of rigid coaxial sections, each connector comprising
a rigid outer layer threadingly secured to respective threaded ends of adjacent rigid outer conductors and having a recess
at a medial portion thereof,

an electrically conductive liner carried by said rigid outer layer and defining an electrical joint between the adjacent rigid
outer conductors, and

a longitudinally compressible spacer being adjacent to said electrically conductive liner, said longitudinally compressible
spacer being received by the recess of said rigid outer layer, and said longitudinally compressible spacer comprising a plurality
of passageways configured to permit flow of fluid therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,328,593

METHOD OF HEATING A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE INCLUDING SLIDABLY POSITIONING AN RF TRANSMISSION LINE AND RELATED APPARATUS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation comprising: positioning a tubular conductor within
a wellbore in the subterranean formation; slidably positioning a radio frequency (RF) transmission line comprising an inner
conductor surrounded by an outer conductor within the tubular conductor while the tubular conductor is within the wellbore
so that a distal end of the transmission line is electrically coupled to the tubular conductor via first and second electrical
contacts coupled respectively to the inner and outer conductors; and supplying RF power, via the RF transmission line, to
the tubular conductor so that the tubular conductor serves as an RF antenna to heat the hydrocarbon resources in the subterranean
formation.

US Pat. No. 9,297,387

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING WRAPPING FLOW IN A FLUID WORKING APPARATUS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

25. A method of working a fluid comprising the steps of:
passing all of the fluid through a first circumferential portion of a circumferential inlet area in a direction towards an
outlet side of a working assembly while workingly engaging a first subset of a plurality of rotor blades, the plurality of
rotor blades directly coupled to a hub so as to be positioned between an inlet side and an outlet side of the working assembly;

passing all of the fluid through a first circumferential portion of a circumferential outlet area;
passing all of the fluid through a single return assembly in a direction towards a second circumferential portion of the circumferential
inlet area;

passing all of the fluid through the second circumferential portion of the circumferential inlet area in a direction towards
the outlet side of the working assembly while exclusively workingly engaging a second subset of the plurality of rotor blades
which is different than the first subset of the plurality of rotor blades; and

passing al of the fluid through a second circumferential portion of the circumferential outlet area.

US Pat. No. 9,281,559

METHOD FOR DIRECTED ANTENNA ALIGNMENT THROUGH AUGMENTED REALITY

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A system for aligning antennae, comprising:
a hardware platform including
a computing device comprised of a processor that performs operations and accesses data from other components of the hardware
platform,

a GPS receiver configured to determine a geographic location of a local antenna,
a position sensing hardware component disposed at the local antenna to detect a pointing status of the local antenna, including
an azimuth and elevation angle of the local antenna;

an imaging device that provides a live video image of local terrain in which said local antenna is situated, the imaging device
aligned to provide the live video image along a boresight direction of the local antenna which coincides with a main lobe
of the local antenna;

a video display device responsive to the computing device to display a graphical user interface overlaid on the live video
image; and

a communication channel which facilitates data communication between the computing device, the GPS receiver, the imaging device,
the video display device and the position sensing hardware component;

wherein the computing device is configured to
receive the pointing status of the local antenna determined by the position sensing hardware component under conditions in
which the local antenna is not currently aligned with a target antenna, receive the geographic location of the local antenna
determined by the GPS receiver, cause first information specifying the geographic location and the pointing status of the
local antenna to be communicated to the target antenna via communications equipment other than the local and target antennas,

access second information specifying a geographic location and pointing status of the target terminal, where the second information
was communicated from the target antenna to the local antenna responsive to the first information and using the communications
equipment other than the local and target antennas,

determine a relative bearing and elevation to which the local antenna should be adjusted to become aligned with the target
antenna based on the first and second information,

use the first and second information to generate the graphical user interface, and
cause the graphical user interface to be updated and displayed on the video display device, superimposed on the live video
image; and

wherein the graphical user interface is comprised of a concurrent representation of a first graphical element comprised of
a first radiation pattern of the local antenna, and a second graphical element comprised of a second radiation pattern of
the target antenna, the concurrent representation graphically illustrating a relative alignment of a main lobe of the first
radiation pattern with a main lobe of the second radiation pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,273,251

RF HEATING TO REDUCE THE USE OF SUPPLEMENTAL WATER ADDED IN THE RECOVERY OF UNCONVENTIONAL OIL

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for separating bitumen from ore in a process stream comprising:
forming a slurry of ore in a slurrying vessel;
separating a bitumen froth from the slurry of ore in a separation vessel;
removing gas from the bitumen froth in a deaerator thereby forming a bitumen slurry;
removing foreign particles from the bitumen slurry in a particle remover; and
applying radio frequency (RF) energy to a local area of the process stream using a local area RF applicator having an RF-AC
power inlet and a radiating surface adjacent at least one port of the slurrying vessel, separation vessel, deaerator, or particle
remover.

US Pat. No. 9,264,496

SESSION HOPPING

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for communicating in a computer network, comprising:
maneuvering the computer network in accordance with a mission plan which specifies a coordinated variation of assigned values
for one or more identity parameters which are respectively specified for referencing each of a plurality of nodes when communicating
among the nodes within the computer network;

initiating a communication from a first node of the plurality of nodes to a second node which is not participating in the
coordinated variation;

responsive to said initiating, prompting a user to select for the first node a virtual identity comprising one or more session
identity parameters to be used for the first node during a static communication session with the second node;

in each data communication from the first node to the second node, transforming at least one identity parameter of the first
node to the session identity parameter for first node; and

excluding the session identity parameters from the coordinated variation during the static communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,198,234

HYDROCARBON FLUID PIPELINE INCLUDING RF HEATING STATION AND RELATED METHOD

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A hydrocarbon fluid pipeline comprising:
a plurality of pipeline segments connected together in end-to-end relation between first and second spaced apart geographic
locations and configured to carry hydrocarbon fluid therethrough;

a radio frequency (RF) heating station comprising
an RF source, and
an RF heater between adjacent pipeline segments of said plurality thereof and comprising
an inner tubular dielectric coupler between the adjacent pipeline segments, and
an electrically conductive outer housing surrounding said inner tubular dielectric coupler and connected to said RF source
to heat the hydrocarbon fluid; and

a pressure balance assembly connected between one of the adjacent pipeline segments and said electrically conductive outer
housing.

US Pat. No. 9,059,317

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A LIQUID CRYSTAL POLYMER SOLDER MASK LAMINATED TO AN INTERCONNECT LAYER STACK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of making an electronic device comprising:
forming an interconnect layer stack on a rigid wafer substrate and comprising a plurality of patterned electrical conductor
layers with dielectric layers between adjacent patterned electrical conductor layers, and at least one solder pad on an uppermost
patterned electrical conductor layer;

forming an LCP solder mask separate from the interconnect layer stack and having at least one aperture therein alignable with
the at least one solder pad;

aligning the LCP solder mask and interconnect layer stack so that the at least one aperture is aligned with the at least one
solder pad;

aligning and laminating the LCP solder mask and the interconnect layer stack together by applying heat and pressure to the
LCP solder mask and the uppermost layer of the plurality of circuit layers;

positioning a conductive material in the at least one aperture by dipping the electronic device in a solder bath; and
attaching at least one circuit component to the at least one solder pad using the solder conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,407,000

ANTENNA DEPLOYMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for deploying an antenna, comprising
determining at least one antenna characteristic that is desirable for a radio frequency communication session;
based on the at least one antenna characteristic, determining an optimal position for at least one defining point of at least
one conductive radiating element;

electrically coupling said conductive radiating element to a wireless communication device;
using an antenna deployment control unit (ADCU) comprising an electronic computer processor device to cause an unmanned aerial
vehicle to carry aloft at least a portion of the conductive radiating element to a controlled position above ground based
on the optimal position;

using the conductive radiating element to form at least part of an antenna for the wireless communication device; and
conducting the radio frequency communication session while the conductive radiating element is suspended in the air by the
unmanned aerial vehicle, and while the wireless communication device is disposed on the ground.

US Pat. No. 9,367,970

WIRELESS ENGINE MONITORING SYSTEM

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless engine monitoring system, comprising:
an aircraft engine;
an engine monitoring module mounted on the aircraft engine and comprising a processor configured to receive engine data relating
to operation of the aircraft engine, said engine monitoring module further comprising an engine monitoring transceiver coupled
to the processor for transmitting the engine data over a wireless communications signal, wherein the engine data includes
a data address assigned to the engine monitoring module and linked to a serial number of the aircraft engine; and

a ground based transceiver that receives the transmitted engine data and transmits data files back to the engine monitoring
module over a wireless communications signal.

US Pat. No. 9,331,394

REFLECTOR SYSTEMS HAVING STOWABLE RIGID PANELS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A reflector system, comprising:
a plurality of reflective panels; and
a hub comprising:
a plurality of concentric rings, each concentric ring having an outer diameter which is smaller than an inner diameter formed
by an adjacent larger one of the concentric rings, and arranged so that the plurality of concentric rings are at least partially
nested, said concentric rings rotatably and vertically movable relative to each other, and each said concentric ring having
a respective one of the panels mounted thereon and a first central axis which is aligned with a second central axis of all
other said concentric rings; and

an actuator mechanically coupled to the reflective panels through the concentric rings and comprising a single motor suspended
within said plurality of concentric rings such that a third central axis of said single motor is aligned with said first and
second central axes, the actuator responsive to operation of the single motor to move the panels between a stowed configuration
wherein the panels are stacked in relation to each other, and a deployed configuration wherein the panels are positioned in
a side by side relationship so that the panels form a reflector capable of focusing electromagnetic energy incident thereupon;

wherein each of the plurality of concentric rings include an engagement structure which is arranged to facilitate a transfer
of a rotation force applied about said first central axis from said concentric ring to an adjacent larger diameter one of
the concentric rings, and the single motor is mechanically coupled to an innermost one of the concentric rings to exert the
rotation force upon the innermost one of the concentric rings, the engagement structure configured to progressively transfer
the rotation force through each said concentric ring in sequence to the adjacent larger diameter one of the concentric rings
whereby each of said concentric rings is caused to sequentially rotate about the central axis of the concentric rings when
the single motor is operated, and the rigid panels are caused to fully rotate from the stowed configuration to a semi-deployed
configuration in which the panels are angularly distributed about the first central axis; and

wherein the actuator is further responsive to operation of the single motor to cause the concentric rings forming the hub
to retract in a direction aligned with the first central axis after the rigid panels have rotated to their semi-deployed configuration
to transition each of the rigid panels from the semi-deployed configuration to the deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,300,430

LATENCY SMOOTHING FOR TELEOPERATION SYSTEMS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for increasing a predictability of telematic operations of a teleoperation system for conveying information over
a network to remotely control of a slave device, comprising:
measuring, by the slave device or a control unit of the teleoperation system, an inherent latency of a communications link
of the teleoperation system which varies unpredictably over at least a first window of time, where the inherent latency comprises
a latency between a time a control message is sent from the control unit to a time the control message is received by the
slave device;

analyzing, by the slave device or control unit, the inherent latency, which was previously measured, to determine a first
reference value that can be used to increase the predictability of the telematic operations;

using, by the slave device or control unit, the first reference value to select an amount of controlled latency to be added
to the communications link at each of a plurality of time points; and

adding, by the slave device or control unit, the amount of controlled latency to the communications link at each of the plurality
of time points so as to increase the predictability of the telematic operations, where the amount of controlled latency added
at a first time point of the plurality of time points is different than the amount of controlled latency added at a second
time point of the plurality of time points.

US Pat. No. 9,196,411

SYSTEM INCLUDING TUNABLE CHOKE FOR HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A system for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the system
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source;
an RF antenna operable to be positioned within the wellbore;
a transmission line coupling the RF source and the RF antenna;
a tunable choke positioned on the transmission line between the RF source and RF antenna, and configured to generate a magnetic
field to change a magnetic permeability to adjust a resonant frequency thereof; and

a controller coupled to said tunable choke.

US Pat. No. 9,054,409

SYSTEMS FOR POSITIONING REFLECTORS, SUCH AS PASSIVE REFLECTORS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

15. A system, comprising:
a feed;
a reflector;
a base;
a mount mounted on the base for rotation about a first axis in relation to the base and being capable of supporting the reflector
so that the reflector can rotate about a second axis in relation to the mount;

one of a first motor and an actuator mounted on the base so that the first motor or the actuator remains substantially stationary
with respect to rotation about the first axis while the mount rotates about the first axis;

a rigid arm actuated for movement by the first motor or the actuator and mechanically coupled to the reflector so as to be
offset a pre-defined distance from said first axis and so that vertical movement of the rigid arm in relation to the mount
imparts rotation to the reflector about the second axis when the reflector is supported by the mount; and

a lift tab and a bearing having an inner race secured to a shaft of the actuator so that the bearing reciprocates with the
shaft, where

the lift tab is mechanically coupled to an outer race of the bearing so that the reciprocating movement of the bearing imparts
corresponding movement to the lift tab,

the lift tab is operable to rotate in relation to the shaft, and
the rigid arm is pivotally coupled to the lift tab so that the movement of the lift tab imparts movement to the arm in relation
to the mount;

wherein the feed is positioned on a non-rotating component of said system.

US Pat. No. 9,661,753

COAXIAL TO PLANAR STRAIN RELIEF APPLIANCE AND METHOD

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A microclip appliance which facilitates an electrical connection between a center conductor of a coaxial transmission element
and a planar entity in an RF circuit, comprising:
a single conductive planar metal sheet which includes portions defined along an elongated length thereof including a pin receiver,
a solder paddle and a bridge;

the pin receiver comprised of first and second planar rings, and a spring bar extending from a periphery of the first ring
to a periphery of the second ring,

the solder paddle comprising a portion of the conductive metal sheet distal from the pin receiver; and
the bridge extending from a peripheral portion of the solder paddle to the second ring;
wherein the conductive planar metal sheet includes a plurality of lateral bends therein which are disposed along a length
of the conductive planar metal sheet, including

at least a first bend to align the first and second planar rings in first and second ring planes, each having a different
orientation and defining between them a predetermined angle, and

at least a second bend to orient the solder paddle in a paddle plane transverse to the first and second ring planes.

US Pat. No. 9,458,709

HEAVY OIL PRODUCTION WITH EM PREHEAT AND GAS INJECTION

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

1. An improved gas injection oil recovery process comprising one or more producer wells and one or more gas injector wells,
wherein injection of a gas into said gas injector wells drives oil towards said one or more producer wells for production
of said oil, the improvement comprising preheating said oil with electromagnetic radiation so as to provide fluid communication
between said producer well and said injection well before said gas injection; wherein said electromagnetic energy is provided
by RF generator coupled via transmission lines to one or more antennae placed downhole in an oil reservoir, wherein at least
one of said one or more antennae is located between wells, and wherein said gas is selected from the group consisting of air,
CO2, N2, methane, ethane, propane, butane, flue gas and combinations thereof, and wherein said injected gas remains in the reservoir
for the duration of the oil recovery process.

US Pat. No. 9,438,899

STATISTICALLY LOSSLESS COMPRESSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. In an encoding system including a data source, pre-processing circuitry, and a compressor, the improvement comprising:
pre-processing circuitry configured to receive digital data from the data source, perform a statistically lossless transform
on the received data, and output transformed data to the compressor, wherein the statistically lossless transform receives
a series of m input code words and outputs a series of n output code words wherein m>n and wherein, for each of the input
code words, a number of the adjacent input code words which are pre-processed to output a same one of the output code words
is substantially proportional to a standard deviation of the adjacent input code words which are pre-processed to output the
same one of the output code words, and wherein each input code word of the input code words is assigned at most one of the
output code words.

US Pat. No. 9,422,798

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING APPARATUS INCLUDING FERROMAGNETIC TRANSMISSION LINE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

22. A method of heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein, the method comprising:
positioning a radio frequency (RF) antenna within the wellbore;
coupling an electrically conductive permanently magnetized RF transmission line between the RF antenna and an RF source, the
electrically conductive permanently magnetized RF transmission line comprising electrically conductive permanently magnetically
saturated ferromagnetic material; and

supplying RF power from the RF source to the RF antenna to heat the hydrocarbon resources in the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 9,376,634

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE PROCESSING DEVICE INCLUDING RADIO FREQUENCY APPLICATOR AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for processing a hydrocarbon resource comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source; and
an RF applicator coupled to said RF source and comprising
an electrically conductive enclosure having a passageway therethrough to accommodate a flow of the hydrocarbon resource, and
an electrically conductive divider positioned within said electrically conductive enclosure;
an auxiliary RF radiating element within said electrically conductive enclosure; and
an auxiliary RF source coupled to said auxiliary RF radiating element and configured to operate at a frequency different than
a frequency of said RF source.

US Pat. No. 9,376,898

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING SYSTEM INCLUDING SLEEVED BALUN AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

13. A method for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein, the method comprising:
coupling a coaxial transmission line, a balun, and a radio frequency (RF) antenna together in series and positioned in the
wellbore so that the RF antenna heats the hydrocarbon resources in the subterranean formation, the coaxial transmission line
comprising an inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor;

the balun comprising
an outer conductive sleeve having a proximal end coupled to the outer conductor of the coaxial transmission line and a medial
portion coupled to the inner conductor of the coaxial transmission line, and

an inner tubular conductor extending longitudinally within the outer conductive sleeve between the outer conductor of the
coaxial transmission line and the RF antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,363,112

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EQUALIZATION IN RADIO FREQUENCY SIGNAL PATHS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless communications device comprising:
a transmit signal path including a digital-to-analog converter and a power amplifier downstream from said digital-to-analog
converter;

a receive signal path including an analog-to-digital converter;
the transmit signal path and the receive signal path comprising common linearly-distorting elements;
a magnitude detector configured to sample the transmit signal path before said power amplifier and independently from the
receive signal path; and

a signal controller configured to determine amplitude distortion and determine phase distortion based upon information from
the magnitude detector, and generate an equalization filter, based upon the determined amplitude distortion and phase distortion
for pre-distortion of traffic output through the transmit signal path, and for compensating for distortion on the receive
signal path.

US Pat. No. 9,322,256

RF ANTENNA ASSEMBLY WITH DIELECTRIC ISOLATOR AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) antenna assembly configured to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation for hydrocarbon
resource recovery, the RF antenna assembly comprising:
first and second tubular conductors and a dielectric isolator therebetween;
said dielectric isolator comprising
a dielectric tube having opposing first and second open ends,
a first tubular connector comprising a first slotted recess receiving therein the first open end of said dielectric tube,
a second tubular connector comprising a second slotted recess receiving therein the second open end of said dielectric tube,
and

adhesive securing said first and second tubular connectors to the respective first and second open ends.

US Pat. No. 9,175,912

MULTI-LAYER MESH WICKS FOR HEAT PIPES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a substrate in thermal contact with at least one electronic component;
a heat pipe body having an inner cavity formed in or on said substrate; and
a wick structure disposed in said inner cavity, said wick structure comprising at least a first woven mesh layer and at least
a second woven mesh layer disposed on said first woven mesh layer,

wherein said first woven mesh layer comprises a first weave pattern of thermally conductive fibers having a first warp direction,
wherein said second woven mesh layer comprises a second weave pattern of thermally conductive fibers having a second warp
direction, and wherein said second woven mesh layer is disposed on said first woven mesh layer such that said first and said
second warp directions are rotationally offset by an inter-layer warp offset angle (?1) greater than 2.5 degrees and less than 87.5 degrees; and

wherein said wick structure further comprises a third woven mesh layer disposed on said second woven mesh layer, wherein said
third woven mesh layer comprises a third weave pattern of thermally conductive fibers having a third warp direction, and wherein
said third woven mesh layer is disposed on said second woven mesh layer such that at least one of said first and said second
warp direction are rotationally offset from said third warp direction by a second inter-layer warp offset angle (?2) greater than 2.5 degrees and less than 87.5 degrees, and wherein a relative magnitude difference between ?1 and ?2 is greater than 2.5 degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,057,237

METHOD FOR RECOVERING A HYDROCARBON RESOURCE FROM A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION INCLUDING ADDITIONAL UPGRADING AT THE WELLHEAD AND RELATED APPARATUS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for recovering a hydrocarbon resource from a subterranean formation comprising:
applying radio frequency (RF) power to the hydrocarbon resource in the subterranean formation to upgrade the hydrocarbon resource;
producing the upgraded hydrocarbon resource from the subterranean formation to a wellhead;
performing an additional upgrading operation on the upgraded hydrocarbon resource using RF power, performing the additional
upgrading operation comprising

passing the hydrocarbon resource through an electrically conductive housing, and
driving the electrically conductive housing with an RF source at an operating frequency and power to upgrade the hydrocarbon
resource; and

supplying the upgraded hydrocarbon resource to a pipeline for transportation therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,382,788

SYSTEM INCLUDING COMPOUND CURRENT CHOKE FOR HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

17. A method for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the method
comprising:
supplying radio frequency (RF) power, from an RF source and via a transmission line, to an RF antenna positioned within the
wellbore; and

reducing a common mode current from propagating on an outside of the transmission line toward the RF source using a compound
current choke surrounding the transmission line and comprising a plurality of spaced apart, overlapping, electrically conductive
sleeves, with successive electrically conductive sleeves having a first open end and a second closed end alternating from
an innermost electrically conductive sleeve to an outermost electrically conductive sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,303,533

MIXING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR COMBINING AT LEAST TWO WORKING FLUIDS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for producing work from heat, the method comprising:
mixing a first working fluid F1 vapor with a second working fluid F2 vapor different from the first working fluid F1 vapor to form a third working fluid F3;

subsequent to said mixing, atomizing and/or vaporizing a liquid into the third working fluid F3 to define a saturated working fluid F3(S); and

expanding the saturated working fluid F3(S) to perform useful work.

US Pat. No. 9,232,527

CROSS-LAYER, CROSS-NODE COGNITIVE NETWORK ENHANCED DYNAMIC SPECTRUM ALLOCATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for dynamically managing Secondary User Node (“SUN”) access to a segment of a wireless spectrum licensed for use
by Primary User Nodes (“PUNs”), the method comprising:
detecting, by first and second SUNs, physical data transfers by the PUNs at a plurality of first licensed frequencies during
a plurality of slot sample times of a first epoch;

generating, by each of the first and second SUNs, a report comprising sensed spectral data indicating
(1) during which of the slot sample times each physical data transfer was detected by a respective one of the first and second
SUNs, and

(2) at which of the first licensed frequencies each physical data transfer occurred;
receiving, by the first SUN, the report broadcasted from the second SUN at a non-licensed frequency during a respective one
of a plurality of slot report times following the slot sample times of the first epoch;

analyzing, by at least the first SUN, the sensed spectral data of the reports to obtain a known or learned RF energy pattern
of upper-layer operations capable of being performed by the PUNs; and

using the known or learned RF energy pattern to determine a time for using a first licensed frequency without interfering
with or only minimally interfering with use thereof by the PUNs.

US Pat. No. 9,513,440

ACTUATOR SYSTEMS FOR DEFLECTING OPTICAL WAVEGUIDES, AND DEVICES FOR PROCESSING OPTICAL SIGNALS COMPRISING SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A system for processing an optical signal, comprising:
an optical waveguide;
a voltage source;
a deflector device electrically connected to the voltage source and responsive to a voltage applied thereto by the voltage
source so as to statically deflect the waveguide, the deflector device comprising at least one first positioning element including

two contact portions between which the optical waveguide is disposed, and
a single elongate piezoelectric actuator to which the two contact portions are fixedly coupled, where a free end of the single
elongate piezoelectric actuator bends in a first direction perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the single elongate piezoelectric
actuator when a first electric field is applied thereto and bends in a second direction opposed to the first direction when
a second electric field is applied thereto; and

a controller communicatively coupled to the voltage source and controlling the voltage supplied to the deflector device.

US Pat. No. 9,478,494

DIGITAL DATA DEVICE INTERCONNECTS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for reducing a number of physical data channels required to support a communication bandwidth of a digital data
device disposed on a substrate, comprising:
forming at least one digital data interconnect by disposing a plurality of material layers on a substrate to define a microstructure
which includes

a conductive shield disposed on the substrate so as to have a tubular form and extend across a surface of the substrate whereby
a signaling channel is defined that is entirely surrounded by a conductive material,

a plurality of straps periodically spaced along a length of the tubular form inside the conductive shield, each strap extending
between opposing walls of the conductive shield and comprised of a dielectric material, and

a core comprising at least one conductor which extends along the length of the tubular form parallel to the opposing walls
and suspended on the straps within the conductive shield, with the at least one conductor separated from the conductive shield
by an air gap;

electrically connecting each of the conductive shield and the at least one conductor of the digital data interconnect to an
electrical contact of a first digital data device disposed on the substrate; and

communicating digital data from the first digital data device to a second digital data device disposed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,478,064

AUTOMATIC CONTROL OF AVATAR PERSPECTIVE VIEW IN A GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for visually rendering a multi-dimensional model of at least a portion of a system having a plurality of mechanical
joints, comprising:
determining, by an electronic circuit, a first current physical joint configuration of a first mechanical joint and a second
current physical joint configuration of a second mechanical joint;

determining, by the electronic circuit, at least one first viewing direction along a rotational axis or perpendicular to a
linear extension axis of the first mechanical joint having the first current physical joint configuration and at least one
second viewing direction along a rotational axis or perpendicular to a linear extension axis of the second mechanical joint
having the second current physical joint configuration, wherein the determination of the first and second viewing directions
is absent of a user input requirement;

computing, by the electronic circuit, an Avatar View Perspective Direction (“AVPD”) based exclusively on a weighted average
of at least the first and second viewing directions; and

dynamically adjusting, by the electronic circuit, a perspective view of a visually rendered multi-dimensional model of the
system using the AVPD which was previously computed.

US Pat. No. 9,438,416

CUSTOMIZABLE ENCRYPTION ALGORITHM BASED ON A SPONGE CONSTRUCTION WITH AUTHENTICATED AND NON-AUTHENTICATED MODES OF OPERATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for generating encrypted data, comprising:
combining, by an electronic circuit, a cryptographic key with state initialization bits to generate first combination bits,
the state initialization bits comprising bits b that have been initialized to pre-defined bit values;

producing a first keystream by performing a permutation function ƒ using the first combination bits as inputs thereto, the
permutation function ƒ comprising a round function ƒround that is iterated R times, the round function ƒround consisting of

(1) a substitution layer in which the first combination bits are substituted with substitute bits,
(2) a permutation layer in which the substitute bits are re-arranged,
(3) a mixing layer in which at least two outputs of the permutation layer are combined together, and
(4) an addition layer in which a constant is added to the output of the mixing layer; and
using, by the electronic circuit, the first keystream to encrypt first data so as to produce first encrypted data.

US Pat. No. 9,350,083

PORTABLE SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A satellite communication reflector system, comprising:
a Parabolic Segmented Antenna (“PSA”) reflector with a base panel and a plurality of identical panels that are interchangeable
and can be compactly stored in a nested stacked arrangement;

a center hub including a plurality of receiving structures which are each configured to engage a respective securing portion
provided on the plurality of identical panels; and

a plurality of engagement members which are respectively configured to removably secure each of said plurality of identical
panels to its respective receiving structure.

US Pat. No. 9,281,560

SYSTEMS FOR POSITIONING REFLECTORS, SUCH AS PASSIVE REFLECTORS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a base;
a mount rotatably mounted on the base to facilitate rotation of the mount about a first axis in relation to the base;
a reflector rotatably supported by the mount to facilitate rotation of the reflector about a second axis in relation to the
mount, the second axis transverse to the first axis, whereby the reflector is operable to rotate about the first and second
axis in relation to the base;

a spar which is fixed to the base so that it does not rotate with the mount, the spar extending over the base and the reflector
to a zenith position which is spaced a fixed predetermined distance from a surface of the reflector;

an active element comprising an antenna feed which is disposed on the spar at the zenith position;
a linkage operable to rotate with the mount about the first axis and comprising at least one rigid arm,
the linkage having a first end mechanically coupled to the reflector at a location offset a pre-defined distance from the
first axis; and

an electro-mechanical drive component mounted on the base having a drive shaft with a center axis axially aligned with said
first axis, the drive shaft rotatable about said first axis independent of any rotation about the first axis by the linkage;
and

a worm-gear set comprising a worm axially aligned with the first axis, and a gear, the worm coupled to and rotatable with
the drive shaft about the first axis, the gear pivotally coupled to a second end of the linkage opposed from the first end
of the linkage and arranged to engage the worm, wherein the worm-gear set is configured to impart a translational movement
to the rigid arm when the worm is rotated by the drive shaft, and said rigid arm is thereby caused to rotate the reflector
about the second axis.

US Pat. No. 9,144,907

CONTROL SYNCHRONIZATION FOR HIGH-LATENCY TELEOPERATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for controlling a robotic system, comprising:
receiving, at a control console, a user input to generate a user robot command specifying a first action involving a change
of position for at least one portion of a robot;

comparing a current pose of the robot to an earlier pose of the robot, where the earlier pose comprises a pose of the robot
at a time when the user input was received by the control console; and

responsive to determining a difference between the current pose and the earlier pose, selectively transforming the user robot
command to a latency-corrected robot command that will cause the at least one portion of the robot to transition from a current
position to a desired position indicated by the user input;

wherein the transforming step comprises determining a trajectory of motion that would have resulted from the robot's performance
of the first action specified by the user robot command if the robot had remained in the earlier pose, determining an intersect
movement that will cause the at least one portion of the robot to transition from the current position displaced from the
trajectory of motion to an intermediate position which is disposed along the trajectory of motion, and determining an alignment
movement that will cause the robot to transition from said intermediate position to the desired position along the trajectory
of motion.

US Pat. No. 9,441,472

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING SYSTEM INCLUDING COMMON MODE CHOKE ASSEMBLY AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A system for heating a hydrocarbon resource in a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therein, the system
comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) antenna configured to be positioned within the wellbore;
an RF source;
a cooling fluid source at the surface of the subterranean formation outside the wellbore;
a transmission line coupled between said RF antenna and said RF source;
a plurality of ring-shaped choke cores surrounding said transmission line;
a plurality of baffles, each spacing an adjacent pair of ring-shaped chokes apart; and
a sleeve surrounding said plurality of ring-shaped choke cores and baffles and defining a cooling fluid path for said plurality
of ring-shaped choke cores and in fluid communication with said cooling fluid source;

wherein at least one of the plurality of baffles comprises radially inner and outer dielectric rings defining a gap between
the radially inner and outer rings in which a respective ring-shaped choke core rests, and wherein the inner dielectric ring
has a plurality of inner fluid passageways within the inner dielectric ring defining portions of the cooling fluid path.

US Pat. No. 9,399,906

HYDROCARBON RESOURCE HEATING SYSTEM INCLUDING BALUN HAVING A FERRITE BODY AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

16. A method for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein, the method comprising:
coupling a coaxial transmission line, a balun, and a radio frequency (RF) antenna together in series and positioned in the
wellbore so that the RF antenna heats the hydrocarbon resources in the subterranean formation, the coaxial transmission line
comprising an inner conductor and an outer conductor surrounding the inner conductor;

the balun comprising
an outer conductive sleeve having a proximal end coupled to the outer conductor of the coaxial transmission line and a medial
portion coupled to the inner conductor of the coaxial transmission line,

an inner tubular conductor extending longitudinally within the outer conductive sleeve between the outer conductor of the
coaxial transmission line and the RF antenna, and

a ferrite body surrounding the inner tubular conductor at the proximal end.

US Pat. No. 9,382,765

APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON RESOURCES INCLUDING FERROFLUID SOURCE AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for recovering hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source;
a controllable ferrofluid source for a ferrofluid having a controllable magnetic property, said controllable ferrofluid source
comprising

a particle supply of at least one of ferromagnetic and ferrite particles to the ferrofluid, and
a particle separator configured to remove particles from the ferrofluid;
an RF applicator coupled to said RF source and configured to supply RF power to the hydrocarbon resources, said RF applicator
comprising a plurality of concentric tubular conductors defining a pair of ferrofluid passageways coupled to said ferrofluid
source; and

an impedance sensor coupled to said RF applicator and configured to measure an impedance thereof while RF power is being supplied
to the hydrocarbon resources;

said controllable ferrofluid source cooperating with said particle supply and said particle separator and being configured
to change an amount of particles in the ferrofluid based upon the sensed impedance.

US Pat. No. 9,322,257

RADIO FREQUENCY HEAT APPLICATOR FOR INCREASED HEAVY OIL RECOVERY

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for applying heat to a hydrocarbon formation comprising:
providing a first coaxial conductor extending within a first one of a pair of wellbores within a subterranean formation and
comprising an inner conductor, an outer conductor pipe, and a nonferrous plating coating the outer conductor pipe;

providing a second conductor pipe spaced from the outer conductor and extending within a second one of the pair of wellbores
within the subterranean formation;

positioning a current choke adjacent at least one of the outer conductor pipe and the second conductor pipe to choke current
flowing along an outer surface of the at least one of the outer conductor pipe and the second conductor pipe; and

positioning at least one inner conductor jumper distal of the current choke relative to the RF source and connecting the inner
conductor to the second conductor pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,053,426

DISTRIBUTED MULTI-LAYER PARTICLE SWARM OPTIMIZATION BASED COGNITIVE NETWORK

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for providing a cognitive network, comprising:
generating, by at least a network node of a plurality of network nodes, initialization parameters for a plurality of distributed
Multi-Objective Optimization (“MOO”) algorithms based on project requirements, where the plurality of distributed MOO algorithms
are to be collectively used to optimize performance of the cognitive network;

determining, by at least said network node, a Pareto Front for each protocol stack layer of a plurality of protocol stack
layers in a protocol stack by respectively solving said plurality of distributed MOO algorithms using respective ones of said
initialization parameters, where at least two of the plurality of distributed MOO algorithms are different for at least two
of said protocol stack layers;

analyzing, by at least said network node, said Pareto Fronts previously determined for said plurality of protocol stack layers
in aggregate to develop a plurality of best overall network solutions;

ranking, by at least said network node, said plurality of best overall network solutions according to a pre-defined criteria;
identifying, by at least said network node, a top ranked solution for said plurality of best overall network solutions that
complies with at least one of current regulatory policies and project policies;

computing, by at least said network node, configuration parameters for protocols of said protocol stack layers that enable
implementation of said top ranked solution within said cognitive network; and

dynamically re-configuring network resources of said protocol stack layers in accordance with said configuration parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,503,324

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENTERPRISE MISSION MANAGEMENT OF A COMPUTER NETWORK

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for enterprise mission management of a computer network in which node operations are dynamically configurable,
the method comprising: configuring said computer network to behave in accordance with at least one first mission plan of a
plurality of mission plans, said first mission plan specifying a manner in which an assigned value for at least one first
identity parameter of a plurality of identity parameters contained in a data packet is to be dynamically modified by at least
one first node of said computer network based on a first selected function, where the plurality of identity parameters uniquely
identify hardware and software of at least one node of the plurality of nodes in said computer network; detecting a first
trigger event within said computer network which indicates that a new mission plan needs to be implemented within said computer
network; obtaining a second mission plan of the plurality of mission plans in response to said trigger event, the second mission
plan different from the first mission plan and specifying a manner in which an assigned value for at least one second identity
parameter of the plurality of identity parameters is to be dynamically modified by at least one second node of the computer
network based on a second selected function; determining if any conflicts exist between operations of the second node defined
by the second mission plan and operations of the first node defined by the first mission plan; and
configuring operations of said computer network to further behave in accordance with said second mission plan such that said
manner as specified by the second mission plan is different than said manner specified by the first mission plan, if it is
determined that no conflict exists between operations of the first and second nodes as defined by the first and second mission
plans; wherein said manner is further defined in accordance with at least a selection of said at least one identity parameter
comprising an IP address, a MAC address, a network/subnet, a TCP sequence or a port number from among said plurality of identity
parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,407,499

ENHANCED BYPASS OPERATION IN SIMULCAST RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for enhanced bypass operation in a simulcast radio communication system, comprising:
conducting a simulcasting communication session in which a common signal is broadcast wirelessly at the same frequency synchronously
from a plurality of transmit/receive (T/R) sites to a plurality of mobile radio units dispersed in a plurality of coverage
areas respectively associated with each of the T/R sites;

using a packet switched network to communicate simulcast communications from a control point system to the plurality of T/R
sites participating in the simulcasting communication session, where the control point system controls simulcast operations
of the plurality of T/R sites;

facilitating dispatch communications by using the packet switched network to receive at the control point system dispatch
data originating from a dispatch console and to communicate the dispatch data from the control point system to the plurality
of T/R sites participating in the simulcasting communication session;

responsive to a determination of a malfunction at a first T/R site of said plurality of T/R sites,
terminating participation of said first T/R site in said simulcasting communication session, without disabling the simulcasting
communication session in progress at a remainder of the plurality of T/R sites,

dynamically reconfiguring said first T/R site to function in a multisite mode of operation in which said first T/R site transmits
data to the mobile radio units within the coverage area of the first T/R site during a non-simulcast communication session
established with a network switching center (NSC), where the data from the first T/R site is transmitted to the mobile radio
units in its coverage area asynchronously and at different frequencies relative to the times and frequencies employed by the
remainder of said T/R sites still participating in said simulcasting communication session;

automatically registering said first T/R site as a multisite T/R communication site with the (NSC) remote from and in communication
with said control point system via said packet switched network; and

when the first T/R site is operating in the multisite mode, selectively suspending communication of the dispatch data from
the control point system to the first T/R site, and instead addressing said dispatch data from the NSC to the first T/R site
when said dispatch data is intended for mobile radio units in a coverage area of the first T/R site.

US Pat. No. 9,361,172

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING MICROPROCESSORS WHILE ENSURING CROSS-PROCESSOR STATE AND DATA INTEGRITY

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for synchronizing operations of a plurality of processors, comprising:
receiving by an electronic circuit a first request from a first processor for writing first data to or reading first data
from a first address in a first data store;

subsequently receiving by the electronic circuit a second request from a second processor for writing second data to or reading
second data from a second address in a second data store;

comparing, by the electronic circuit, values of the first and second addresses to each other and values of the first and second
data to each other; and

concurrently communicating an asynchronous ready signal from the electronic circuit to the first and second processors when
the values of the first and second addresses match each other and the values of the first and second data match each other,
where the asynchronous ready signal causes operations of the first and second processors to be synchronized in time with each
other.

US Pat. No. 9,331,570

SWITCHING CIRCUIT INCLUDING DC-DC CONVERTER COOPERATING WITH A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A switching circuit comprising:
a first series diode;
a second series diode;
a first shunt diode coupled to said first series diode at a first control node;
a second shunt diode coupled to said second series diode at a second control node;
a high voltage supply configured to generate a high voltage control signal to be selectively applied to either the first or
second control node; and

a dc-dc converter cooperating with said high voltage supply to generate an intermediate bias voltage on said first and second
shunt diodes so that said first series diode is reversed biased and said first shunt diode is forward biased when the high
voltage control signal is applied to the first control node, and so that said second series diode is reversed biased and said
second shunt diode is forward biased when the high voltage control signal is applied to the second control node.

US Pat. No. 9,311,518

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT COMPARATIVE NON-SPATIAL IMAGE DATA ANALYSIS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for efficient comparative non-spatial image data analysis, comprising:
identifying non-spatial images from a plurality of non-spatial images with first match scores equal to or greater than a pre-defined
threshold value, where each first match score indicates an amount of matching between content of a respective non-spatial
image of the non-spatial images and content of a reference non-spatial image;

ranking, by at least one electronic circuit, the non-spatial images which were identified from the plurality of non-spatial
images, where the ranking is based on at least one first attribute of the non-spatial images, and said first attribute comprises
a second match score that indicates at least one of (a) how many minutiae points match each other or are common between at
least two finger print images and (b) how many common minutiae points of the at least two finger print images have the same
number of ridges connected thereto;

generating, by said electronic circuit, a screen page comprising an array defined by a plurality of cells in which at least
two images of said plurality of non-spatial images are simultaneously presented in an order defined by said ranking thereof;

displaying, by said electronic circuit, said screen page in a first GUI window of a display screen;
wherein each of said plurality of cells comprises only one of said non-spatial images.

US Pat. No. 9,313,061

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING SELECTIVE MAPPING FOR MEMORY-LESS DEMODULATION AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:
a first wireless communications device comprising
a wireless transmitter, and
a modulator coupled to said wireless transmitter and configured to modulate input data to generate a Gaussian phase shift
keyed signal having a selected data symbol mapping; and

a second wireless communications device comprising
a wireless receiver, and
a demodulator coupled to said wireless receiver and configured to demodulate the Gaussian phase shift keyed signal using
memory-less symbol decisions based upon the selected data symbol mapping,
at odd symbol indexes, a calculation of a first difference value of absolute values of corresponding real and imaginary values
of a current received symbol estimate of the Gaussian phase shift keyed signal, and

at even symbol indexes, a calculation of a second difference value of absolute values of corresponding real and imaginary
values of a phase shifted version of the current received symbol estimate of the Gaussian phase shift keyed signal.

US Pat. No. 9,231,711

INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT SERVICE FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for mitigating interference, comprising:
initiating an interference mitigation session by establishing a local wireless communication link between a first portable
communication device (PCD) that communicates with a first wireless network in accordance with a first wireless air interface,
and a second PCD that communicates with a second wireless network in accordance with a second wireless air interface different
from the first wireless air interface;

using the local wireless communication link to share information concerning at least one of the first and second PCD;
using the information to determine a communication priority as between the first and second PCDs with respect to at least
one communication mode;

based on the information and the communication priority, selectively establishing an interference mitigation policy chosen
to provide assured communications for the PCD with priority; and

executing the interference mitigation policy in the first and second PCDs to cooperatively provide assured communication for
the PCD with priority, where the interference mitigation policy comprises

using the second network wireless communication link to communicate to the second PCD first data directed to the first PCD
from the first wireless network, the first data including signaling data indicating that a message from the first wireless
network will be sent to the first PCD,

directly using the first data at the second PCD to select at least one action to be performed by the second PCD for mitigating
interference to the first PCD, and

performing the at least one action at the second PCD to mitigate interference to the first PCD.

US Pat. No. 9,053,874

MEMS SWITCHES AND OTHER MINIATURIZED DEVICES HAVING ENCAPSULATING ENCLOSURES, AND PROCESSES FOR FABRICATING SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A miniaturized switch, comprising:
a substrate having a ground plane disposed thereon;
an electrically-conductive housing disposed on the ground plane so as to define a channel entirely surrounded by a conductive
material;

a first electrical conductor suspended within the channel by first electrically-insulative supports bridging a gap between
the first electrical conductor and the electrically-conductive housing;

a second electrical conductor suspended within the channel by second electrically-insulative supports bridging a gap between
the second electrical conductor and the electrically-conductive housing, and spaced apart from the first electrical conductor;

a contact element moveable between a first position at which the contact element is spaced apart and electrically isolated
from the first and second electrical conductors, and a second position at which the contact element contacts the first and
second electrical conductors; and

an enclosure mounted on the substrate so as to collectively define a hermetically sealed volume;
wherein the electrically-conductive housing, the first and second electrical conductors, and the contact element are disposed
within the hermetically sealed volume so as to be spaced apart from the enclosure by a gap.

US Pat. No. 9,909,935

CALIBRATION AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A CLIMATE SYSTEM UTILIZING CLOSED LOOP FEEDBACK AND A PHASE CHANGE CELL

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A calibration and control system for a climate system comprising:
a phase change cell including an enclosure, a material sealed within the enclosure, and a first thermal sensor configured
to measure a temperature of the material;

a thermal mass including at least one second thermal sensor configured to measure a temperature of the thermal mass,
a heat transfer device in thermal communication with the phase change cell and the thermal mass and configured to transfer
energy between the phase change cell and the thermal mass at a transfer rate; and

a processor configured to:
control the transfer rate based on at least the temperature of the thermal mass in order to selectively move the material
through a phase change with transferred energy;

control the temperature of the thermal mass based on the phase change; and
calibrate the at least one second thermal sensor based on the temperature of the first thermal sensor during the phase change.

US Pat. No. 9,574,563

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF WRAPPING FLOW IN A FLUID WORKING APPARATUS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a housing structure with a first housing inlet and a first housing outlet;
a working assembly having an inlet side and an outlet side with at least one first rotor having a plurality of rotor blades
positioned between the inlet and outlet sides, the working assembly positioned in the housing structure such that the at least
one first rotor is rotatably supported therein;

at least one single return chamber returning fluid flow from the outlet side of the working assembly to the inlet side of
the working assembly; and

a whole quantity of working fluid which flows through elements of the apparatus in the sequential order and manner specified
below:

(a) the first housing inlet in a direction towards a first circumferential portion of a circumferential inlet area defined
between the housing structure and the inlet side of the working assembly;

(b) the first circumferential portion of the circumferential inlet area in a direction towards the outlet side of the working
assembly while workingly engaging a first subset of the plurality of rotor blades;

(c) a first circumferential portion of a circumferential outlet area defined between the housing structure and the outlet
side of the working assembly;

(d) the at least one single return chamber in a direction towards a second circumferential portion of the circumferential
inlet area;

(e) the second circumferential portion of the circumferential inlet area in a direction towards the outlet side of the working
assembly while exclusively workingly engaging a second subset of the plurality of rotor blades; and

(f) the first housing outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,458,708

RF COAXIAL TRANSMISSION LINE FOR A WELLBORE INCLUDING DUAL-WALL OUTER CONDUCTOR AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A radio frequency (RF) coaxial transmission line suitable to be positioned within a wellbore in a subterranean formation
for hydrocarbon resource recovery, the RF coaxial transmission line comprising:
a series of coaxial sections coupled together in end-to-end relation, each coaxial section comprising an inner conductor,
a dual-wall outer conductor surrounding said inner conductor, and a dielectric therebetween;

each of said dual-wall outer conductors comprising an outer wall and an inner wall spaced inwardly therefrom defining a fluid
passageway;

each coaxial section further comprising a threaded endpiece coupled to each opposing end of said dual-wall outer conductor
and having threads to define an overlapping mechanical threaded joint and an electrical joint with an adjacent threaded endpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,461,846

MULTILAYERED CONFIGURABLE DATA FUSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POWER AND BANDWIDTH EFFICIENT SENSOR NETWORKS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A system for data communications, the system comprising:
a gateway node;
a control center node; and
a plurality of sensor nodes, each sensor node configured to
generate data based upon a detected event,
if a sensor transmission rule is satisfied, communicate the data to said gateway node, and
if the sensor transmission rule is not satisfied, perform at least one of hold the data and drop the data;
said gateway node configured to transmit the data to the control center node based upon whether a gateway transmission rule
is satisfied, the gateway transmission rule comprising satisfaction of the sensor transmission rule with at least some of
said plurality of sensor nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,379,768

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH NARROWBAND INTERFERENCE MITIGATION AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A communications device comprising:
a wireless receiver; and
a processor coupled to the wireless receiver and configured to
receive a spread orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) signal having narrowband interference associated therewith,
the spread OFDM signal comprising a plurality of subcarriers with data distributed among the subcarriers,

excise the narrowband interference from the spread OFDM signal based upon first and second parallel processing paths, each
parallel processing path including an excision operation,

despread the spread OFDM signal after excising and based upon band excision information from the excision operation, and
equalize the spread OFDM signal also based upon the band excision information from the excision operation, the band excision
information comprising a spectrum removal percentage.

US Pat. No. 9,306,273

MULTIFILAR ANTENNA

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A dielectrically loaded multifilar antenna for circularly polarised radiation the antenna having a plurality of operating
frequencies in excess of 200 MHz, wherein the antenna comprises:
an electrically insulative core having proximal and distal surface portions and, between the proximal and distal surface portions,
a laterally directed side surface portion; a pair of feed nodes; at least four elongate generally helical conductive radiating
elements located on the core; and, arranged between and coupling together the feed nodes and the radiating elements, a phasing
ring formed by a closed loop which is resonant at least one of the operating frequencies, the radiating elements being coupled
to the phasing ring at respective spaced apart coupling locations; the antenna further comprising a conductive linking element
extending around the core side surface portion, wherein the radiating elements comprise a first group of elements extending
from the phasing ring over the core side surface portion to closed-circuit terminations on the linking element and a second
group of elements extending from the phasing ring to open-circuit terminations on the said side surface portion which are
spaced from the linking element, and wherein each of the elements of one of said groups is meandered about a respective pure
helix.

US Pat. No. 9,165,723

SWITCHES FOR USE IN MICROELECTROMECHANICAL AND OTHER SYSTEMS, AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING SAME

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A switch, comprising:
a micro-coaxial transmission line includes a housing formed of conductive material that extends along a length to define an
outer conductor of the micro-coaxial transmission line;

a first electrical conductor coaxially disposed within a first length of the housing defines a first portion of an inner conductor
of the micro-coaxial transmission line;

a second electrical conductor coaxially disposed within a second length of the housing defines a second portion of the inner
conductor, the second electrical conductor spaced apart from the first electrical conductor to form a first air gap along
a length of the inner conductor, wherein the first and second electrical conductors are suspended within the housing on electrically-insulative
supports; and

a contact element which movably extends through an opening defined in the housing, the contact element having an electrically-insulative
first portion, an electrically-conductive second portion, and an electrically-insulative third portion, wherein: the first
and third portions adjoin the second portion; and the contact element is configured for movement between a first position
at which the second portion of the contact element is spaced apart and electrically isolated from the first and second electrical
conductors, and a second position at which the second portion of the contact element contacts the first and second electrical
conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,613,770

PROCESSES FOR FABRICATING MEMS SWITCHES AND OTHER MINIATURIZED DEVICES HAVING ENCAPSULATING ENCLOSURES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A process for fabricating a miniaturized switch having an encapsulating enclosure, the process comprising:
selectively applying an electrically-conductive material to a portion of a substrate to form a first layer of the switch,
the first layer of the switch comprising: at least a portion of a ground plane;

a portion of an actuator; and a portion of a side of the enclosure;
selectively applying more of the electrically-conductive material to form a second layer of the switch, the second layer comprising:
a second portion of the actuator; and a second portion of the side of the enclosure; and

selectively applying more of the electrically-conductive material to form a third layer of the switch, the third layer comprising
a contact element configured to be moved by the actuator into and out of contact with a first and a second electrical conductor
of the switch.

US Pat. No. 9,417,357

METHOD FOR HYDROCARBON RECOVERY WITH CHANGE DETECTION AND RELATED APPARATUS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method for predicting hydrocarbon recovery in a subterranean formation comprising:
generating pre-heating data associated with fracturing in a sample from the subterranean formation;
heating the sample with radio frequency (RF) power to cause additional fracturing in the sample;
generating post-heating data associated with additional fracturing in the sample after heating with RF power;
detecting change between the pre-heating data and post-heating data by calculating mutual information between the fracturing
associated with the pre-heating data and the additional fracturing associated with the post-heating data; and

predicting hydrocarbon recovery from the subterranean formation based upon an amount of the detected change from the calculated
mutual information between the fracturing associated with the pre-heating data and the additional fracturing associated with
the post-heating data.

US Pat. No. 9,267,366

APPARATUS FOR HEATING HYDROCARBON RESOURCES WITH MAGNETIC RADIATOR AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An apparatus for heating hydrocarbon resources in a subterranean formation having a wellbore therein, the apparatus comprising:
a radio frequency (RF) source; and
a magnetic field radiator comprising
a ferromagnetic body comprising a ferromagnetic aboveground portion and a ferromagnetic belowground portion coupled thereto,
and

a conductive wire coil surrounding said ferromagnetic aboveground portion and coupled to said RF source so that an RF current
through said conductive wire coil magnetizes said ferromagnetic body and generates a magnetic field from said ferromagnetic
belowground portion to heat the hydrocarbon resources.

US Pat. No. 9,812,754

DEVICES WITH S-SHAPED BALUN SEGMENT AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a wireless transceiver;
a coaxial cable device comprising an S-shaped balun segment coupled to said wireless transceiver, and an antenna segment coupled
to said S-shaped balun segment;

said S-shaped balun segment comprising a first inner conductor segment, and a first outer conductor segment surrounding said
first inner conductor segment;

said S-shaped balun segment comprising first and second bends, and a straight section between the first and second bends;
said antenna segment comprising a second inner conductor segment coupled to said first inner conductor segment, and a second
outer conductor segment surrounding said second inner conductor segment and coupled to said first outer conductor segment,
said second inner conductor segment extending from said second outer conductor segment; and

a core body defining at least three passageways therethrough, said S-shaped balun segment meandering through the at least
three passageways.

US Pat. No. 9,576,373

GEOSPATIAL IMAGING SYSTEM PROVIDING SEGMENTATION AND CLASSIFICATION FEATURES AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A geospatial imaging system comprising:
a geospatial data storage device configured to store a geospatial dataset comprising a plurality of geospatial data points;
and

a processor cooperating with said geospatial data storage device to
determine a plurality of segments within the geospatial dataset, each segment comprising a plurality of neighboring geospatial
data points from among the plurality of geospatial data points within the geospatial dataset sharing a common geometric characteristic
from among a plurality of different geometric characteristics,

determine border geospatial data points of adjacent segments,
compare the border geospatial data points of the adjacent segments to determine bare earth segments having respective heights
below those of the border geospatial data points of adjacent segments, and

classify geospatial data points within each bare earth segment as bare earth geospatial data points.

US Pat. No. 9,338,183

SESSION HOPPING

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for communicating in a computer network, comprising:
maneuvering the computer network in accordance with a mission plan which specifies a coordinated variation of assigned values
for one or more identity parameters which are respectively specified for referencing each of a plurality of nodes when communicating
among the nodes within the computer network;

initiating a communication from a first node of the plurality of nodes participating in the coordinated variation to a second
node which is not participating in the coordinated variation;

selecting for the first node a first virtual identity comprising one or more session identity parameters to be used for the
first node during a static communication session with the second node, where the static communication session comprises identity
parameters having fixed values;

in each data communication from the first node to the second node, transforming at least one identity parameter of the first
node to the session identity parameter for the first node when the data communication reaches an edge of the computer network
in which said maneuvering is being performed;

detecting a communication security threat affecting the static communication session;
adaptively modifying the first virtual identity of the first node to obtain a second virtual identity for the first node in
response to the detection of the communication security threat, where the first virtual identity is changed independently
of changes to identity parameters which are specified for respectively referencing nodes when communicating there amongst
via dynamic communication sessions;

continuing the first node's communications with the second node using the second virtual identity; and
excluding the session identity parameters from the coordinated variation during the static communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,185,070

MANET WITH DNS DATABASE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND RELATED METHODS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A network comprising:
a first mobile ad hoc network (MANET) subnet comprising a first collector node and a first plurality of client nodes configured
to send first resource status messages to said first collector node;

each of said first collector node and said first plurality of client nodes being associated with an Internet Protocol (IP)
address and comprising a hardware processor, and a wireless transceiver coupled thereto;

said first collector node configured to maintain a first domain name server (DNS) database based upon the first resource status
messages;

a second MANET subnet comprising a second collector node and a second plurality of client nodes configured to send second
resource status messages to said second collector node;

each of said second collector node and said second plurality of client nodes being associated with an IP address and comprising
a hardware processor, and a wireless transceiver coupled thereto;

said second collector node configured to maintain a second DNS database based upon the second resource status messages; and
a transit router node comprising a hardware processor, and a wireless transceiver coupled thereto, and configured to send
an update from the first DNS database to said second collector node, and to send an update from the second DNS database to
said first collector node;

said first and second collector nodes each configured to
maintain and synchronize a combined DNS database from the first and second DNS databases and with respective IP addresses
for each node therein,

append an identifier address to the respective IP addresses for unique nodes having overlapping IP addresses, and to
inform at least one inquiring node of location and availability of resources based upon the combined DNS database.

US Pat. No. 9,795,039

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM RESISTOR FORMED ON AN LCP SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a substrate having opposing first and second major surfaces;
a plurality of circuit layers each comprising a plurality of solder pads carried by a respective one of the first and second
major surfaces of said substrate, each of said plurality of solder pads carried by the first major surface being vertically
aligned with respective ones of said plurality of solder pads carried by the second major surface;

a plurality of liquid crystal polymer (LCP) solder masks each carried by a respective one of the first and second major surfaces
of said substrate, each LCP solder mask having a plurality of mask openings extending between first and second major surfaces
thereof; and

at least one thin film resistor carried by at least one of said plurality of LCP solder masks;
each LCP solder mask being directly coupled to the substrate without an adhesive layer so that said at least one thin film
resistor is directly coupled to said at least one circuit layer and so that said plurality of solder pads is aligned with
the plurality of mask openings.

US Pat. No. 9,509,348

TRANSMITTER EFFICIENCY OPTIMIZATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for maximizing efficiency in a portable transceiver system, comprising:
during a calibration mode,
performing a first calibration by selectively varying one or more tuning parameters of a first antenna matching network, to
determine a first optimized tuning control data for a first antenna matching network with the first transmitter coupled to
a first antenna through a first antenna port, and a second transmitter of the portable transceiver system inactive;

activating the second transmitter to communicate radio frequency (RF) energy to a second antenna coupled to a second antenna
port of the portable transceiver system;

while the second transmitter is active, performing a second calibration of the first antenna matching network by selectively
varying the one or more tuning parameters of the first antenna matching network to determine a second optimized tuning control
data;

storing the first and second optimized tuning control data in a data store; and
during an operational mode,
controlling the one or more tuning parameters in accordance with the first optimized tuning control data when the second transmitter
is not active, and with the second optimized tuning control data when the second transmitter is active.

US Pat. No. 9,474,632

ROBOTIC EXOSKELETON WITH FALL CONTROL AND ACTUATION

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. An exoskeleton system, comprising:
an exoskeleton configured to be worn by a human operator;
an exoskeleton control system;
a plurality of motion actuators responsive to the exoskeleton control system to cause movement of a plurality of structural
members comprising the exoskeleton;

a plurality of sensors which sense movement of a plurality of human body parts associated with the human operator and communicate
sensor data concerning such movement to the exoskeleton control system;

the exoskeleton control system responsive to the sensor data for actuating the plurality of motion actuators to cause movement
of the exoskeleton which corresponds to the movement of the plurality of human body parts which has been sensed;

wherein the plurality of motion actuators is arranged to selectively transition in response to signals from the exoskeleton
control system from a first operational state to a second operational state;

wherein each motion actuator of said motion actuators in the first operational state is configured to provide a motive force
for controlled movement of the exoskeleton's structure, and in the second operational state is configured to function as a
damper to dissipate a shock load exerted upon the exoskeleton; and

wherein the exoskeleton control system (a) causes the transition to the second operational state to be initiated in response
to a detection of an occurrence of an uncontrolled acceleration of at least a portion of the exoskeleton, and (b) dynamically
varies during a period of time a damping coefficient of at least one motion actuator of said plurality of motion actuators
in a linear or non-linear manner when in the second operational state.

US Pat. No. 9,294,223

RECEPTION OF CO-CHANNEL SIGNALS

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for receive processing of a burst communication system where a plurality of co-channels signals collide in a receiver,
comprising:
simultaneously receiving at least a portion of the plurality of co-channel signals transmitted from a plurality of remote
transmitters at a first frequency; and

independently performing a first iteration of a Turbo MUD process for a first co-channel signal and a second co-channel signal
of the plurality of co-channel signals, said Turbo MUD process comprising

segmenting each of the first and second co-channel signals into a plurality of segments each having a unique Signal to Interference
plus Noise Ratio,

computing a noise variance estimate for each of the plurality of segments, computing first bit likelihood values for each
of the segments based on the noise variance estimate,

computing second bit likelihood values for each of the segments based on the first bit likelihood values, and
using the second bit likelihood values to generate a first estimate of the first and second co-channel signals.

US Pat. No. 9,090,459

CONTROL CIRCUITRY ROUTING CONFIGURATION FOR MEMS DEVICES

Harris Corporation, Melb...

1. A method for constructing a MEMS system, comprising:
first depositing on a surface of a substrate a first plurality of thin-film layers formed of dielectric material;
integrating a dense routing network into said first plurality of thin-film layers for communicating control signals to a plurality
of MEMS devices by including between two adjacent thin-film layers of said first plurality of thin-film layers at least one
conductive trace extending a distance on said substrate, parallel to said surface;

second depositing over said first plurality of thin-film layers a second plurality of layers including at least one layer
each of a conductive material and a dielectric material to form at least one MEMS device which is responsive to a control
signal applied to a first input terminal of said MEMS device and which resides above said dense routing network; and

forming an electrical connection from said at least one conductive trace to said first input terminal.