US Pat. No. 9,384,365

REMOTE DATA VIEWER

TailStream Technologies, ...

1. A method of accessing data on a remote receiving electronic device, comprising:
using a virtual machine to process streamed data for display and user interaction on the remote receiving electronic device
whereas the virtual machine operates in a sandbox that is functioning as a buffer within an operating system of the remote
receiving electronic device; and

using the secure execution environment created by the virtual machine within the buffer to decode streamed data and or process
streamed data for display on the device to allow a user to display and interact with the data without the data being first
completely downloaded to the persistent memory of the remote receiving electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,414,470

HAND HELD SKIN TREATMENT DEVICE

RADIANCY INC., Orangebur...

1. A hand held device for treatment of skin, the device comprising:
a housing exhibiting an opening therein and forming an air cavity enclosing a volume of air when said opening is placed in
contact with the skin;

an incandescent type bulb exhibiting a filament, said incandescent bulb secured within said housing and arranged to output
heat, visible light and infrared radiation responsive to current flow through said filament, said housing arranged to:

allow said infrared radiation output by said incandescent type bulb to irradiate the skin; and
heat air within said formed air cavity responsive to the heat output by said incandescent type bulb, wherein the heated air
within said formed air cavity forms a temperature gradient between said incandescent type bulb and the skin via said opening
thereby heating the skin; and

a control and driving circuitry in electrical communication with said incandescent type bulb and operative to output a train
of pulses exhibiting an on time when current is driven through said filament and an off time when current is not driven through
said filament, said off time greater than or equal to said on time, said off time of a duration such that said infra-red radiation
irradiating the skin falls, during said off time, to no less than 25% of its maximum value, and wherein the visible light
output of said incandescent type bulb falls to a near zero value during said off time.

US Pat. No. 9,408,774

PORTABLE DEVICE FOR TRAINING, EXERCISING AND PAIN RELIEF UTILIZING ROTATABLE ECCENTRIC MASSES

RADIANCY INC., Orangebur...

9. A method for training, exercising or pain relief, the method comprising:
providing a shakable member;
providing at least one eccentric mass in communication with the provided shakable member; and
irregularly eccentrically moving the provided at least one eccentric mass, said irregular eccentric motion of the provided
at least one eccentric mass shaking the provided shakable member,

wherein said provided at least one eccentric mass comprises:
at least one rotational member in communication with said provided shakable member; and
at least one mass exhibiting a center of gravity,
each of said at least one mass in communication with a particular one of said at least one rotational member, said center
of gravity of each mass offset from the axis of rotation of the respective rotational member, each of said at least one rotational
member exhibiting a respective axis of rotation, the rotational axis of said at least one rotational member perpendicular
to a longitudinal axis of said provided shakable member.

US Pat. No. 9,325,682

SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE MATRIX MANIPULATION CONTROL OF STREAMED DATA AND MEDIA

TailStream Technologies, ...

1. A method for providing data, video, or image media to a recipient while preventing unauthorized viewing or copying of the
data, video, or image media, comprising:
encoding or encrypting the data, video, or image media into a first data set;
accessing a receiving computer selected from a group consisting of a computing device, a wireless device, a smart phone, a
tablet phone, a tablet computer, and a computer embedded appliance, wherein the receiving computer runs a remote virtual machine
with a matrix manipulation function, the remote virtual machine under control of an external device independent of an operating
system of the receiving computer;

streaming the first data set to the remote virtual machine of the receiving computer;
streaming a Boolean control code to the remote virtual machine of the receiving computer separate from the first data set,
the Boolean control code readable by the remote virtual machine and indicating if a recipient control code is required to
access the data, video, or image media in the streamed first data set;

using the Boolean control code to remotely control the streamed first data set by remotely controlling the matrix manipulation
function in the remote virtual machine of the receiving computer to manipulate the streamed first data set and to control
the display or access of the data, video, or image media in the streamed first data set;

enabling receipt of the recipient control code entered by the recipient into the matrix manipulation function within the remote
virtual machine of the receiving computer; and

enabling an authentication process between the recipient control code and the streamed Boolean control code in the matrix
manipulation function to enable the recipient to access the data, video, or image media in the streamed first data set.

US Pat. No. 9,690,912

SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE MATRIX MANIPULATION CONTROL OF STREAMED DATA

TailStream Technologies, ...

1. A device selected from a group consisting of
a computer,
a tablet, and
a smart phone;the device including
a display,
a network interface,
a persistent computer memory,
an operating system stored on the persistent memory,
a browser operating dependently on the operating system,
a virtual machine in the browser operating independently of the operating system;the network interface configured to receive
a first streamed data set and
a first Boolean control code
from a network server;
the virtual machine including a matrix manipulation function at least partially under control of the network server, the matrix
manipulation function configured to use the first Boolean control code to process the first streamed data set, within the
virtual machine, into a first data, video, or image media; and

the display configured to present the first data, video, or image media processed by the matrix manipulation function of the
virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,381,779

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THERMAL MITIGATION FOR TIRE PRESSURE MEASUREMENT ELECTRONICS

MEGGITT (ORANGE COUNTY), ...

1. A thermal pressure measurement assembly coupled to a wheel of a tire, comprising:
a housing configured to be fastened to a wheel face;
an electronics enclosure positioned in an interior of the housing;
electronics positioned in the electronics enclosure and configured to process a signal received from a remote sensor that
measures the tire pressure and temperature;

internal insulation positioned in the interior of the housing and comprising a bottom wall spaced apart from and parallel
to the wheel face and a sidewall adjacent to the bottom wall wherein the sidewall of the internal insulation is located between
the electronics enclosure and the housing and the bottom wall is located between the electronics enclosure and the wheel face;

and,
a thermally conductive spacer extending between the electronics enclosure and the interior of the housing opposite the wheel
face.

US Pat. No. 9,127,455

INTERSTITIAL SEISMIC RESISTANT SUPPORT FOR AN ACOUSTIC CEILING GRID

MARTIN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS...

1. A seismic vertical support suspension apparatus to suspend a ceiling grid between a first wall and a second wall that is
parallel to and spaced a distance apart from the first wall comprising:
a suspension system interposed between the first wall and the second wall and including a pair of tracks supported from the
respective confronting surfaces of the first wall and the second wall and opening inwardly toward one another;

a plurality of transversely projecting metal seismic joists spaced apart along the tracks and constructed of a respective
hollow tubular steel beams having overall transverse dimensions in at least one direction of at least 3? inches;

a plurality of hangers each of which comprises a metal hanger bracket with a rigid vertical-steel angles projecting downwardly
from the metal hanger bracket, and having a lower extremity;

wherein the metal hanger brackets, having respective interiors and exteriors, said respective exteriors abutting one side
of the upper extremities of the respective rigid vertical steel angles and the respective interiors of the metal hanger brackets
defining square bites that are configured to engage in close fit relationship over the top and bottom sides of each of the
respective metal seismic joists; wherein said metal hanger brackets are rigidly carried from the respective seismic joists
and each of the downwardly projecting rigid vertical-steel angles acts as a lever arm and is connected to the ceiling grid;

wherein each of the metal hanger brackets and seismic joists cooperate in positively holding the respective hangers against
rotation about their respective joists; and

wherein the pair of tracks, each of the plurality of transversely projecting metal seismic joists, and each of the plurality
of hangers cooperate to, in the case of a seismic event, positively resist movement of the ceiling grid relative to the first
wall and the second wall.

US Pat. No. 9,473,922

HYBRID LIABILITY MODEL

Tangoe, Inc., Orange, CT...

1. A method for automatically allocating costs of a mobile telecommunications plan between a user and an entity via software
executing on a computer comprising the steps of:
saving user information on a storage accessible by the computer;
presenting a plurality of billing schemes to the user accessing the computer with a user computer;
said user selecting one of the plurality of billing schemes via the user computer, the selected billing scheme comprising
a ruleset for determining future billing allocations between the user and the entity for mobile telecommunications use by
a mobile device;

transmitting the selected billing scheme to the computer; and
said software analyzing the selected billing scheme and generating an approval or rejection of the selected billing scheme
based, at least in part, on data received from an administration computer;

wherein, if the selected billing scheme is accepted, said software configures the computer based on the ruleset of the selected
billing scheme to allocate billing between the user and the entity.

US Pat. No. 9,510,354

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR LOW INTRUSIVE FAST ESTIMATION OF THE BANDWIDTH AVAILABLE BETWEEN TWO IP NODES

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of estimating available bandwidth at a level of an Internet Protocol (IP) layer for a stream between a send node
and a destination node that are connected by a path made up of one or more links, the stream being transported by a telecommunications
network that may include at least one radio segment over a portion of the path, the network being capable of transporting
other IP streams over all or a portion of the path, the estimation method making use of a single train of N IP/UDP packet
frames generated at a certain send rate, and comprising:
a receive step of the destination node receiving the single train of N packet frames, a frame comprising: a field with the
IP address of the send node, a field with the IP address of the destination node, a field associated with the send format
of the frame, a packet of size L including a timestamp field referred to as the input transmitting time tni, and a field with the number n of the packet corresponding to the number n of the frame in the train, for n=1 to N, reception
of a frame n triggering the packet n being associated with a timestamp value referred to as the output receiving time tno;
starting from the second received packet, a determination step of the destination node determining accumulated reception delay
values on reception of the packet n, with n=2 to N:

T(n?1)=tno?t1o
an identification step of the destination node identifying atypical values of jitter, Jitter, between the transmission delays
of successive packets,

Jitter(n?1)=(tn+1o?tn+1i)?(tno?tni)

a utilization step of the destination node using a regression model applied to the accumulated reception delays as a function
of an accumulated transmission delay and taking account of the atypical jitter values.

US Pat. No. 9,191,523

COST ALLOCATION FOR DERIVED DATA USAGE

Tangoe, Inc., Orange, CT...

31. A system for allocating communication costs to a device comprising:
a computer;
a storage containing a plurality of data transactions each having a value indicative of a data usage of a communication resource,
where the data usage is associated with an application;

software executing on said computer for generating a cost report by comparing a cost data indicative of a cost associated
with the communication resource to a first and second data transaction to allocate a first cost to a first account and a second
cost to a second account, the first and second costs respectively associated with the first and second data transactions.

US Pat. No. 9,083,916

GENERATION OF A CUSTOMIZABLE TV MOSAIC

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for the generation of a mosaic comprising a plurality of content-transport streams by a module, said streams being
received as separate single streams by the module, said method comprising the following steps, after displaying a screen comprising
at least a first area intended for displaying a mosaic and a second area comprising a content identifier list:
detecting a command selecting an identifier from the list coming from a user control interface;
obtaining from the user control interface a movement to be applied to said identifier from its position in the list to a determined
location in the first area;

successively modifying the definition of the screen by adding a representation of the selected identifier and moving it into
successive respective positions along the applied movement and transmitting the modified screen definition to the display
device in order to display the successively modified screen;

modifying the definition of the screen by adding a mosaic element showing the stream representing the content identified by
the selected identifier in the first area while said second area comprising said content identifier list is still displayed
on the screen;

transmitting the screen definition data to the display device for displaying the modified screen.

US Pat. No. 9,454,910

VEHICLE CREW TRAINING SYSTEM FOR GROUND AND AIR VEHICLES

Raydon Corporation, Port...

1. A computer-based trailer mounted simulation system, the simulation system comprising:
a mobile trailer comprising:
a plurality of self-contained crewman modules, configured to simulate the operation of a one or more vehicles, configured
to be connected to one another by a network;

a first self-contained crewman module of the plurality of self-contained crewman modules comprising a physical structure configured
to provide a position for only an individual crew member, dedicated to a simulation of a first distinct crew station of a
first vehicle, and configured to operate while geographically separated from at least one other of the plurality of self-contained
crewman modules; and

a second self-contained crewman module of the plurality of self-contained crewman modules comprising a physical structure
configured to provide a position for only an individual crew member, dedicated to a simulation of a second distinct crew station
of the first vehicle, and configured to operate while geographically separated from at least one other of the plurality of
self-contained crewman modules.

US Pat. No. 9,127,338

HYPERELASTIC SHAPE SETTING DEVICES AND FABRICATION METHODS

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A dental arch comprising a hyperelastic, single-crystal shape memory alloy, the dental arch having an elongate, shape-set
curved length in an unstressed state that is configured to fit within a human mouth.

US Pat. No. 9,330,576

VEHICLE CREW TRAINING SYSTEM

Raydon Corporation, Port...

1. A computer-based simulation system for training vehicle crew members for operation of a multi-crew member vehicle, the
simulation system comprising:
a plurality of self-contained modules, configured to simulate the operation of the multi-crew member vehicle, and further
configured to be connected to one another by a network, wherein each module comprises:

a self-contained physical structure configured to provide a position for only an individual crew member, dedicated to a simulation
of a single distinct crew station of the multi-crew member vehicle, and configured to operate while geographically separated
from at least one other of the plurality of self-contained modules; and

a mechanical mockup within the self-contained physical structure, configured to dedicate the module to the simulation of the
single distinct crew station.

US Pat. No. 9,091,611

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM WITH SECURE SEALING MECHANISM

REDLINE DETECTION, LLC, ...

1. A sealing system device for forming an interface between a source of pressurized leak detection vapor and an air induction
system of an internal combustion engine, the sealing system comprising:
an air induction hose adapted to be connectable to the air induction system of the internal combustion engine, the air induction
hose having an axially extending first mating element located on a distal end of the air induction hose which defines a hose
abutment surface circumnavigating a hose opening wherein the first mating element defines a portion of the hose abutment surface;
and

a sealing device having a valve for receiving the pressurized leak detection vapor and transferring the vapor to said air
induction hose, the sealing device further defining a periphery having:

a sealing device abutment surface circumnavigating a sealing device opening and adapted to abut the hose abutment surface
when the sealing device is engaged with the air induction hose; and

an axially extending second mating element at least partially defining the sealing device abutment surface, the second mating
element being specifically configured and adapted for matingly engaging with the distal end of the air induction hose of said
air induction system such that the first mating element and second mating element are cooperatively engaged with each other
so as to prevent rotation of the sealing device relative to the distal end of the air induction hose when the peripheries
are matingly engaged, said periphery being designed and configured to conform and interconnect with the distal end of said
air induction hose.

US Pat. No. 9,537,708

METHOD FOR SELECTING A DEVICE IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for selecting a device in a telecommunications network as a function of capabilities associated with the implementation
of a telecommunications service, a query unit being connected to the network, the method comprising the following steps:
a) receiving by the query unit a set of capabilities associated with said service;
b) forming by the query unit a first symbolic address for interrogating a DNS server, based on at least one part of the capabilities
of said set on the one hand, and an address domain name on the other hand, the address domain name being a common suffix of
addresses used for devices in the network;

c) transmitting by the query unit the first symbolic address to the DNS server;
d) receiving by the query unit from the DNS server a list of one or more devices based on said address domain name, and compatible
with said at least one part of the capabilities of said set; and

e) selecting by the query unit a device from the list;
wherein the list of devices comprises for each device a second physical address of the latter on the network.

US Pat. No. 9,420,618

METHOD OF COMMUNICATION IN AN ACCESS NETWORK WITH D2D COMMUNICATION, AND A CORRESPONDING BASE STATION, COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, AND DATA MEDIUM

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A communication method implemented by a base station of an access network in order to allocate spectrum resources among
terminals (CU, D2D) identified by the station, the station having already allocated all of its spectrum resources to identified
terminals CUi having communication set up via the base station, which terminals are said to be “served”, the method comprising, for each
pair D2Dj of terminals that are candidates for direct communication:
verifying admissibility of the pair D2Dj by determining a set Rj of served terminals CUi that are candidates for sharing their respective spectrum resources with the pair D2Dj under the sole constraint of the candidate terminal CUi and the pair D2Dj satisfying their respective Quality of Service (QoS) criteria, the set Rk being determined independently of determining a set Rk of terminals CUi determined for any other pair D2Dj of terminals that are candidates for direct communication other than the pair D2Dj, and

repeating verifying admissibility for a plurality of terminal pairs D2Dj that are candidates for direct communication.

US Pat. No. 9,354,703

TACTILE CONTROL ARRANGEMENT FOR ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC DEVICES INTEGRATED IN A TEXTILE SUPPORT

FONDAZIONE ISTITUTO ITALI...

1. A tactile control arrangement for at least one electronic device including a touch control interface based on a capacitive
sensor array matrix and electronic processing means associated with said sensor matrix and arranged to receive therefrom a
plurality of electrical signals indicative of the touch or the pressure by an external body on at least one sensor of the
matrix and to process consequent commands to be transmitted towards said at least one electronic device,
wherein the sensor matrix comprises a plurality of active sensor electrodes and a corresponding plurality of conductive tracks
for the connection of the active electrodes with the processing means,

characterized in that the sensor matrix is formed by a plurality of flexible functional layers including a first layer of
conductive elastomeric material forming said active electrodes, and a second layer of conductive elastomeric material forming
said tracks on a plane parallel to the layer of active electrodes, which first and second layers of conductive elastomeric
material are separated by a flexible layer of insulating material comprising a non-conductive fabric bearing a plurality of
vias at the active electrodes of the first layer and the corresponding conductive tracks of the second layer, wherein said
layers of active electrodes and conductive tracks are deformed so as to directly contact through the vias of the non-conductive
fabric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,888,502

METHOD FOR SIGNALING IN A CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A signaling method for implementation by a base station of a cellular telecommunications network, this base station controlling
at least one cell of the network to which is attached at least one terminal uniquely identified on this cell by a dedicated
temporary network identifier, the signaling method comprising:
allocating an open temporary network identifier, to an interferer terminal identified by the base station from among said
at least one terminal attached to the cell as being capable of interfering with at least one communication established by
another terminal attached to this cell or to a neighbor cell of this cell;

publishing this open temporary network identifier;
sending a first physical control channel according to a predetermined format to the interferer terminal comprising a condensed
representation of the open temporary network identifier allocated to the interferer terminal, this first physical channel
being coded using the dedicated temporary network identifier of the interferer terminal; and

sending a second physical control channel to the interferer terminal allocating it transmission resources over the cellular
network, this second channel being coded using the open temporary network identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,614,712

METHOD FOR REDUCING PAPR IN A TRANSMISSION OF A MULTI-CARRIER SIGNAL, AND CORRESPONDING TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for transmitting a multi-carrier signal representing a source signal comprising blocks each constituted by N carriers,
called OFDM blocks, each carrier being modulated by a constellation symbol and being identified by an index n, n being an
integer such that 0?n?N?1, wherein the method comprises the following acts for at least one of the OFDM blocks:
an act of pre-processing implemented in the frequency domain comprising:
a phase of pre-building complex time samples delivering M pre-built complex time samples representing the N carriers of said
OFDM block, M being an integer, and

a phase of correcting constellation symbols that modulate the carriers of said OFDM block, said phase of correcting delivering
a corrected OFDM block and comprising the following acts, repeated for each carrier of the OFDM block:

detecting P samples, P being an integer, from among said M pre-built complex time samples coming from said phase of pre-building
when n=0, or from among M updated pre-built complex time samples coming from an act of updating implemented for a previous
carrier when 0 zero samples, constituting M complex time samples to be corrected,

correcting the constellation symbol modulating said carrier according to said M complex time samples to be corrected, delivering
a piece of complex correction data for correcting said constellation symbol,

building M complex time samples associated with said piece of complex correction data,
updating said M pre-built complex time samples, said updating implementing an accumulation associating, in sets of two, said
M complex time samples associated with said piece of complex correction data, with said M pre-built complex time samples coming
from said pre-building phase when n=0 or with said M updated pre-built complex time samples coming from the act of updating
implemented for the previous carrier when 0
an act of modulation implementing a transformation, from the frequency domain to the time domain, of a signal comprising at
least said corrected OFDM block, coming from said phase of correcting from said pre-processing act, delivering a signal with
reduced peak-to-average-power ratio (PAPR) in the time domain relative to the multi-carrier signal;

an act of performing at least one of transmission or storage of the signal with reduced PAPR.

US Pat. No. 9,492,247

ORTHODONTIC BRACKET AND METHOD OF CORRECTING MALPOSITIONED TEETH

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. An orthodontic bracket comprising:
a bracket body that is adapted to be secured to a tooth and that includes an archwire slot and a ledge open to the archwire
slot, and

a ligating slide that is movable between an opened position and a closed position and includes a curved leading edge to guide
the archwire into the archwire slot as the ligating slide is moved toward the closed position, wherein the ledge receives
the curved leading edge of the ligating slide in the closed position,

wherein the archwire slot includes a base surface and opposing side walls extending from the base surface and the ligating
slide includes a recessed area that extends over the archwire slot and occlusal-gingivally beyond each opposing side wall
when the ligating slide is in the closed position, wherein the recessed area comprises a recessed surface curved in a mesial-distal
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,325,718

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATIONS ROUTING

TANGOE, INC., Orange, CT...

1. A system for routing communications from a first user to at least a second user, the system comprising:
a system computer;
an interface module associated with the system computer allowing the first user to access said system computer with a user
computer;

a contact module associated with said system computer and receiving a contact request from the user computer, the contact
request indicative of a request to initiate a communication with a second user via one or more contact points;

an activity module associated with said system computer and receiving second user data which is indicative of which of the
one or more contact points can be used to contact the second user at a particular time; and

a comparison module associated with said system computer and comparing the contact request and the second user data to determine
which of the one or more contact points has the best chance to be available for the first user to use to communicate with
the second user, wherein the communication is initiated based on the contact request.

US Pat. No. 9,135,498

INTEGRATION OF INTRA-ORAL IMAGERY AND VOLUMETRIC IMAGERY

ORMCO CORPORATION, Orang...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving shape data of a patient's crown and volumetric imagery of the patient's tooth;
determining elements that represent one or more crowns in the shape data; and
using a computational device to register the elements with corresponding voxels of the volumetric imagery, the method further
comprising:

determining volumetric coordinates and radiodensities corresponding to the voxels; and
determining at least one of the patient's roots via region growing from starting locations that include one or more of the
determined volumetric coordinates and radiodensities at the voxels.

US Pat. No. 9,328,406

SHAPE SETTING A SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY DENTAL ARCH

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A method of shape-setting a hyperelastic material while preserving the hyperelastic properties of the material, the method
comprising:
heating a wire or rod of a single crystal shape memory alloy material to an annealing temperature (Ta);

while maintained at the annealing temperature, shaping the wire or rod by driving the wire or rod and a shaping form together
into contact with each other; and

quenching the shaped wire or rod in a quenching medium, wherein the quenching rapidly follows and wherein the shaping and
quenching occur within a fraction of a second the shaping.

US Pat. No. 9,326,884

OSTOMY DEVICE

Euromed Inc., Orangeburg...

1. A convex ostomy device, comprising
i) a pressure-sensitive thin center region having a thickness of 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm and covered on both surfaces with an adhesive;
and

ii) a thick region outside of and thicker than the center region, having a thickness of 0.5 mm to 3 mm and covered on both
surfaces with the adhesive,

wherein the thin center region does not contain an opening;
wherein the thin center region can be broken with finger pressure, and
wherein the broken thin center portion can be rolled up and molded toward the outer part of the device.

US Pat. No. 9,237,991

DENTAL RESTORATIVE MATERIAL

Kerr Corporation, Orange...

1. A dental restorative composition, comprising:
a polymerizable resin;
a substantially translucent structural filler having a refractive index substantially similar to that of the polymerizable
resin, wherein the structural filler comprises:

a coarse particle fraction having a first mean particle size greater than 3 ?m and a D(10)?1 ?m, and
an inorganic fine particle fraction having a second mean particle size greater than 0.1 ?m and less than 1 ?m and a D(90)
less than or equal to the D(10) of the coarse particle fraction,

wherein a relative ratio of the coarse particle fraction to the fine particle fraction is in the range from about 12:1 to
about 2:1 by volume, and the particle size distributions of each of the coarse and fine particle fractions are essentially
monomodal;

a nanofiller having a mean particle size less than 100 nm; and
at least one rheology-modifying additive,
wherein the composition has a viscosity that is paste-like in an undisturbed state, and the composition undergoes shear-thinning
to reduce the viscosity to liquid-like in a disturbed state in which the composition is subjected to sonic and/or ultrasonic
vibration.

US Pat. No. 9,118,768

TOUCH-FREE PUSH-TO-TALK SWITCH IN TWO-WAY RADIOS AND THE METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Anray International Corp....

1. An accessory system to a two-way radio receiver to provide touch-free push-to-talk (PTT) function without requiring a user
to physically touch a PTT button, said accessory system comprising:
an accessory being either a headset, an earphone, or a speaker microphone capable of electronically communicating with the
radio receiver by transmitting a voice to and from the user;

a speaker for transmitting a sound to the user;
a cable tethering from the speaker;
a sensor disposed on the accessory, or on the cable, capable turning on the PTT function without a user physically touching
the PTT button; and

a wrist band;
a user-wearable activator disposed on the wrist band capable of causing the sensor to turn on the PTT function, when the user
selectively moves the user-wearable activator within a close proximity to the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,452,206

ISOLATION OF LYMPHOCYTES AND DELIVERY TO SPLENECTOMY PATIENTS

1. A method of reducing likelihood of post-splenectomy infection in a patient, the method comprising:
removing all or part of the patient's spleen; and
harvesting intact lymphocytes from at least a portion of the removed spleen;
administering the intact harvested lymphocytes to the patient, thereby increasing the patient's immunity and reducing the
likelihood of post-splenectomy infection.

US Pat. No. 9,417,153

BALLOON CATHETER APPARATUS FOR HIGH PRESSURE LEAK DETECTION

REDLINE DETECTION, LLC, ...

1. A universal inlet adapter for a leak detection device using a pressurized detection media for detecting a leak in a fluid
system having a fluid duct, the universal inlet adapter comprising:a pair of rigid end caps, each rigid end cap having an undulating outer surface sized and configured to form a series of tips
and a series of cavities, each cavity being positioned between a pair of adjacent tips;
an inflatable bladder having opposed ends and being sized and configured to extend over the series of tips and at least partially
fill the series of cavities formed on each rigid end cap, the inflatable bladder being selectively transitional between an
inflated configuration and a deflated configuration, the inflatable bladder being configured to be engagable with the fluid
duct to form a fluid tight seal therebetween as the inflatable bladder transitions from the deflated configuration to the
inflated configuration;

a pair of locking rings extending over respective portions of the inflatable bladder and respective ones of the pair of rigid
end caps, the pair of locking rings being sized and configured to urge portions of the inflatable bladder against the series
of tips and urge portions of the inflatable bladder into the series of cavities formed on the respective ones of the pair
of rigid end caps to create a fluid tight seal between the inflatable bladder and the pair of rigid end caps; and

a test fluid delivery tube extending through the inflatable bladder such that the inflatable bladder is disposed radially
outward from the test fluid delivery tube, the test fluid delivery tube being fluidly connectable with the leak detection
device for delivering the pressurized detection media into the fluid duct for testing; and

the test fluid delivery tube having a first threaded surface that mates to a second threaded surface of one of the pair of
rigid end caps, the first threaded surface extending along a length greater than that of the second threaded surface to enable
translatable movement of the at least one of the pair of end caps relative to the test fluid delivery tube so that the distance
between the first rigid end cap and the second rigid end cap is adjustable to adjust a configuration of the inflatable bladder.

US Pat. No. 9,355,096

FOOD STORAGE CONTAINER TAG SYSTEM AND METHOD

THE ORANGE CHEF COMPANY, ...

1. A system configured to electronically store dish information on tags coupled with storage containers, individual storage
containers being configured to receive a dish that comprises sets of ingredients that are added to the individual storage
containers by users, the system comprising:
a scale configured to generate output signals conveying information related to masses of individual ingredients of a first
set of ingredients added to a first dish and a mass of a first storage container placed on the scale to hold the first set
of ingredients, the scale comprising a removable ingredient support surface configured to physically support the individual
ingredients of the first set of ingredients added to the first dish and/or the first storage container placed on the scale
to hold the individual ingredients, the removable ingredient support surface being coupled with a corresponding support surface
tag, the corresponding support surface tag configured to electronically store the mass of the removable support surface;

a first wireless transceiver carried by the scale;
a tag coupled with the first storage container, the tag configured to electronically store first dish information related
to the first set of ingredients of the first dish held by the first storage container and the mass of the first storage container,
and

wherein the tag includes a second wireless transceiver configured to communicate wirelessly with the first wireless transceiver;
a third wireless transceiver included in the support surface tag, the third wireless transceiver being configured to communicate
wirelessly with the first wireless transceiver;

one or more physical computer processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
determine the first dish information based on the individual ingredients of the first set of ingredients of the first dish
added to the first storage container and corresponding output signals from the scale, wherein the first dish information includes
aggregated nutritional information for the first dish in the first storage container, the aggregated nutritional information
determined based on individual ingredients of the first set of ingredients of the first dish added to the first storage container
and the corresponding output signals from the scale; and

cause the first wireless transceiver to transmit the first dish information and the mass of the first storage container to
the second wireless transceiver so that the first dish information and the mass of the first storage container are stored
on the tag;

wherein the scale further includes at least one sensor configured to detect presence of the support surface tag at or near
the scale;

wherein if the presence of the support surface tag is detected at or near the scale, wireless communication between the first
wireless transceiver and the third wireless transceiver is effectuated conveying the mass of the support surface stored on
the support surface tag to the first wireless transceiver;

wherein the one or more physical processors are further configured by machine-readable instructions to cause the scale to
tare the mass of the support surface;

wherein the scale calibrates at manufacture based on the mass of the support surface;
wherein, responsive to the support surface being placed on the scale, the scale is configured to identify the support surface
based on the mass of the support surface during calibration at manufacture and information stored on the support surface tag;
and

wherein, responsive to a current mass of the support surface not matching the mass of the support surface during calibration
at manufacture and/or the information stored on the support surface tag, the scale recalibrates based on the current mass
of the support surface, and the mass of the support surface stored on the support surface tag is updated to reflect the current
mass of the support surface.

US Pat. No. 9,253,147

METHOD FOR ADDRESSING AN IP NETWORK CONNECTING TO ANOTHER IP NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for a visitor network associated with an original network to access, by a visitor router, a host network by a
host router, the host network being different than the original network,
the method comprising:
storing, in a database connected to the host router, a list of identifiers of visitor routers authorized to access the host
network,

and upon an attempt by the visitor router to connect to the host router:
transmitting, from the visitor router to the host router, an address request message containing an identifier of the visitor
router;

extracting, by the host router, the identifier of the visitor router from the address request message received;
verifying, by the host router in the database, whether the extracted identifier of the visitor router appears in the database,
and

in response, depending on the result of the verification, selecting and performing actions A or B of a set of actions comprising
A and B, wherein:

A) if the extracted identifier appears in the database as being authorized to integrate the host network,
transmitting, from the host router to the visitor router, an address assignment message containing an IP address prefix delegated
by the host router, and

using, by the visitor router, the IP address prefix for configuring IP addresses of the terminals of the visitor network so
that they may integrate the host network: and

B) if the extracted identifier appears in the database as not being authorized to integrate the host network,
transmitting, from the host router to the visitor router, an address assignment message containing an IP address assigned
by the host router, and

using, by a mobility mechanism of the visitor router, the IP address as a “Care-Of Address” for terminals of the visitor network
which are thus not configured with IP addresses of the addressing plan of the host network and cannot therefore access services
related to this addressing plan.

US Pat. No. 9,187,106

FOLDING CHASSIS FOR MANUALLY DRIVEN CARRIER VEHICLES CAPABLE OF TRAVERSING OBSTACLES

TriFold, LLC, Orange, OH...

1. A folding chassis comprising:
a frame having a reference plane;
an arm having a first axis and a second axis, said arm being attached rotatable to said frame around the first axis and configured
for attaching rotatable, around the second axis, a wheel arrangement having a diameter at least equal to a half of a width
of said frame,

wherein said arm is configured to pivot between at least a first position and a second position of said wheel arrangement,
wherein, in the first position, said wheel arrangement is generally perpendicular to said reference plane and wherein, in
the second position, said wheel arrangement is adjacent and parallel to said reference plane.

US Pat. No. 9,166,824

TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD

ORANGE SA, Paris (FR)

3. A telecommunications system for providing a facility for mobile communications to a mobile node, the system comprising:
a packet radio network comprising a core network and a radio network, the core network being arranged to communicate internet
packets to and from the radio network in accordance with a location of the mobile node within the packet radio network, and
the radio network being arranged to communicate the internet packets received via the core network to and from the mobile
node from and sent to a radio access interface, the core network and the radio network being arranged to communicate the internet
packets in accordance with a current configuration of routing and communications resources of at least one of the core network
and the radio network, established in accordance with the location of the mobile node, wherein the mobile node is arranged

to generate a packet data connection activation request in accordance with a packet connection procedure for establishing
a communications bearer for communicating the internet packets across the mobile radio network, a service level identifier
being inserted in a field of the packet data connection activation request, the service level identifier representing a priority
to be afforded to communicating internet packets to or from the mobile node with respect to the internet packets received
from other mobile nodes, and

to communicate the packet data connection request to the core network of the packet radio network, wherein the core network
is arranged

to establish a communications bearer to and from the mobile node via the core network and the radio network in accordance
with the packet data connection request, and

to alter the current configuration of routing and communications resources of at least one of the core network and the radio
network following a change of location of the mobile node with a relative priority determined in accordance with the service
level identifier,

wherein the packet data connection activation request is a packet data protocol activation request and the service level identifier
is provided by a protocol configuration option part of the packet data protocol activation request.

US Pat. No. 9,276,671

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A PROPAGATION TIME OF AN OPTICAL SIGNAL BETWEEN TWO OPTICAL DEVICES USING AN OPTICAL LINK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A system for determining a propagation time of an optical signal, the system comprising:
a first device comprising transmission means for transmitting an optical measurement signal in a propagation direction to
a second device of the system by a single optical link, reception means for receiving a return optical signal originating
from the second device by said single optical link in a direction opposite to the propagation direction and determination
means for determining said propagation time based on a moment of transmission of the measurement signal and a moment of reception
of the return optical signal;

at least one intermediate device, through which the optical measurement signal transmitted along said single optical link
passes through, said intermediate device comprising at least one amplifier, arranged to amplify optical measurement signals
received in the propagation direction, and a chromatic-dispersion compensation module introducing a delay;

first extraction means for extracting from the single optical link the return optical signal, said first extraction means
being situated at an output of said intermediate device;

regeneration means for regenerating the extracted return optical signal,
injection means for injecting the extracted and regenerated return optical signal onto the single optical link in the opposite
direction from the propagation direction, said injection means being placed at an input of said intermediate device,

processing means, arranged to obtain a moment of reception of the extracted and regenerated return optical signal taking account
of said delay introduced by said compensation module.

US Pat. No. 9,413,816

PROTECTION AGAINST THE DETECTION OF ALERT SIGNALS

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of communicating between at least one event detector sensor and a collector of event detection data transmitted
by the sensor in the form of an event signalling message the modulation of which is defined by at least one spreading code,
wherein the method comprises the steps implemented by the sensor:
upon detection of an event during a given cycle, generation of event detection data;
reception of a synchronization message transmitted according to a transmission cycle by the collector, said synchronization
message comprising a seed for a pseudo-random generation of at least one spreading code, wherein the seed is specific to the
transmission cycle;

pseudo-random generation of at least one spreading code on the basis of said seed;
transmission of an event signalling message the modulation of which is defined by said at least one spreading code generated
randomly, the event signalling message comprising the event detection data; and

processing the synchronization message of the cycle which follows said given cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,364,684

AESTHETIC TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHOD

1. An aesthetic treatment device for treatment of a predetermined area of skin by contacting a surface of the skin, the aesthetic
treatment device, comprising:
an optical bench;
multiple treatment laser modules arranged on a circumference of the optical bench in pairs, by same wavelength, and configured
to emit multiple laser beams having different wavelengths;

a focusing element configured to focus and converge the multiple laser beams to focal points under the skin along a focal
axis so that, at the surface of the skin, the multiple treatment laser beams are unfocused, penetrate at multiple different
locations and do not damage the surface of the skin;

an illumination system adapted to lie on the predetermined area of skin during the treatment, the illumination system having
an aperture along an optical axis that enables the multiple laser beams to have the focal points, wherein the illumination
system has multiple illumination light sources disposed around a periphery of the aperture that are configured to emit multiple
illumination beams having different wavelengths in the UV to infrared region, the illumination system configured to reflect
and propagate the multiple illumination beams in free space across the aperture over the predetermined area of skin and in
a parallel direction to the skin surface;

an imaging device along the optical axis to image, through the aperture, the predetermined area of skin illuminated by the
illumination system; and

a controller to adjust a power output of the multiple treatment laser modules based upon the treatment to be applied to the
predetermined area of skin;

wherein the focusing element is configured to rotate relative to the optical bench so as to adjust a position of the focal
axis.

US Pat. No. 9,203,710

LOCATION OF EQUIPMENT BY ITS IP ADDRESS

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for determining the location of equipment connected via a high-speed line to a distributor device of fixed and
predetermined geographical position, comprising:
measuring signal attenuation between the equipment and the distributor device,
estimating the position of the equipment relative to the distributor device, deduced from said attenuation measurement, and
mapping beforehand the signal attenuation around at least one distributor device, and determining the current location of
the equipment within a sector around the distributor, by said attenuation measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,106,910

METHOD OF CODING AND DECODING IMAGES, CORRESPONDING DEVICE FOR CODING AND DECODING AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for encoding a signal of images, said images being sub-divided into sub-blocks of pixels, wherein the method comprises:
a step of grouping at least three sub-blocks into at least one extended-size block when the sub-blocks meet at least one predetermined
grouping criterion; and

a prediction step applying at least one motion prediction mode using at least two distinct motion prediction vectors for at
least one extended-size block, said motion prediction vectors being associated respectively with subsets of said extended-size
block, at least one of said subsets comprising at least two of said sub-blocks of said extended-size block being associated
to one of said at least two distinct motion prediction vectors, said subsets being predefined and distinct.

US Pat. No. 9,344,552

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A MOBILE DEVICE

TANGOE, INC., Orange, CT...

1. A system for managing a telecommunications device having and associated telecommunications plan, the system comprising:
a server coupled to a network, said server accessible by a user with a user computer;
a storage accessible by said server;
a registration module executing in connection with said server allowing the user to register;
a mobile device plan module executing in connection with said server and receiving information relating to a service plan
associated with a mobile device;

a threshold module executing in connection with said server allowing a user to set at least one threshold for the mobile device;
and

a notification module executing in connection with said server generating a notification when the threshold is reached;
a rules module executing in connection with said server and allowing a user to set at least one rule for the mobile device;
said at least one rule is selected from the group consisting of: mobile device is restricted during selected time of day,
mobile device is restricted in specified location, mobile device is restricted when a threshold relating to voice or data
usage is reached, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,272,243

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REMOVAL OF ORGANIC SULFIDES AND HYDROGEN SULFIDE CONTAMINANTS FROM MIXED GAS STREAMS

NRGTEK, INC., Orange, CA...

1. A method of removing gaseous organic sulfide contaminants from gaseous mixtures, the method comprising dissolving the organic
sulfide contaminants in a solution comprising an acid-based catalyst to permit cleavage of the sulfur atom from the organic
sulfide molecule, such that the cleaved sulfur atom can be further reduced electrochemically to elemental sulfur or alkali
metal polysulfides, wherein the solution further comprises one of the following: a hydrophilic glyme, a hydrophobic glyme,
and polyglycols.
US Pat. No. 9,170,205

DISINFECTION AND CLEANING CONFIRMATION SYSTEM

Metrex Research, LLC, Or...

12. A method for detecting a presence of a quaternary ammonium compound disinfectant on a surface, the method comprising:
obtaining a sample from the surface;
contacting the sample with an indicator composition comprising an azo dye material, water, and optionally a first acidic compound;
and

visually observing whether a color change result occurs within the indicator composition thereby indicating the existence
or the absence of the quaternary ammonium compound disinfectant on the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,079,637

ANGLED DRAIN PORT WITH PLUG

Gem Products, Inc., Oran...

1. A drain assembly for a watercraft having a hull with a hull aperture and an interior hull side having an interior hull
surface and an exterior hull side having an exterior hull surface, the drain assembly comprising:
a drain port including:
a flange adapted to be disposed adjacent to the exterior hull surface;
a first neck portion extending from the flange and adapted to be disposed in the hull aperture;
a second neck portion extending from the flange opposite the first neck portion; and
a drain aperture having a drain aperture diameter and extending through the first and second neck portions; and
a drain plug adapted to engage the drain port, the drain plug including:
a shaft having opposing first and second shaft ends and extending through the drain aperture;
a first handle having a first handle width disposed on the first shaft end and adapted to be disposed on the interior hull
side;

a second handle having a second handle width and disposed on the second shaft end and adapted to be disposed on the exterior
hull side; and

an engagement portion extending from the second handle and adapted to matingly engage the drain aperture in the second neck
portion,

wherein each of the first and second handle widths is each larger than the drain aperture diameter to prevent each of the
first and second handles from passing through the drain aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,381,777

SIGNAL TRANSPONDER TRANSCEIVING SIGNALS USING DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS AND METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING SIGNALS USING DIFFERENT COMMUNICATION PROTOCOLS

Orange Electronics Co., L...

1. A signal transponder transceiving signals using different communication protocols, comprising:
a receiving module adapted to receive multiple external tire pressure signals respectively transmitted from multiple tire
pressure sensors;

a control module electrically connected to the receiving module, having a memory unit storing multiple communication protocols,
decoding each tire pressure signal with one of the communication protocols, and encoding decoded information contained in
the tire pressure signal with another communication protocol to generate a new tire pressure signal; and

a transmitting module electrically connected to the control module and adapted to wirelessly transmit the new tire pressure
signal to an external tire pressure receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,321,215

3D PRINTING USING SPIRAL BUILDUP

ORANGE MAKER, LLC, Phila...

1. A device for three-dimensional (3D) printing of structures in a vertical orientation, comprising: a construction frame,
a material dispenser with a flowable build material in said material dispenser, said build material being solidifiable, a
construction area and a separate build platform, both positioned horizontally within said construction frame and configured
for inverted build of a solidified 3D structure there between, said build platform spaced from said construction area a defined
distance and continuously moveable vertically within, and configured to rotate in a continuous or semi-continuous manner,
within said construction frame so as to provide a continuously increasing or stepwise increasing defined distance between
said build platform and said construction area in each 360° rotation of said build platform, the material dispenser being
positioned to deliver a film of the flowable build material onto an exposure zone of an upper surface of the construction
area, and a solidification mechanism positioned to deliver a solidifying medium to the flowable build material located on
the exposure zone, said build platform configured to receive and retain the film of flowable build material delivered on to
the upper surface of the construction area as the film of flowable build material solidifies and is moved said defined distance
vertically upward as the build platform rotates within the construction frame; wherein the device further comprising a drainage
system.

US Pat. No. 9,280,542

PROCESS FOR CREATING A MEDIA SEQUENCE BY COHERENT GROUPS OF MEDIA FILES

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A process for creating a media sequence based on media files, comprising:
obtaining a selection of media files from at least a user terminal;
regrouping, with a processing server, the selected media files into a plurality of groups according to at least one coherence
criterion which reflects the coherence of the media rendering for the media files belonging to the same group;

for each group among the plurality of groups,
selecting a subset of media motifs in a library comprising media motifs, each media motif defining a media rendering of media
files, the media rendering comprising the video and/or audio rendering of the media files in a media sequence, and

each media motif having a size which is the range of numbers of media files of which the media motif can define the media
rendering,

said selection comprising selecting only the media motifs which size is greater than or equal to the number of media files
of said each group,

and
selecting, in this subset of media motifs, a single media motif so that said single media motif is able to define a media
rendering for the totality of media files of said each group; and

generating a media sequence by assembling the selected media motifs and the media files associated with the selected media
motifs.

US Pat. No. 9,254,182

ORTHODONTIC ARCHWIRE

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A method of ligating an orthodontic archwire to a self-ligating orthodontic bracket, the self-ligating orthodontic bracket
having a bracket body including a pair of opposed slot surfaces projecting from a base surface to define an archwire slot
and a movable member, the archwire slot and the movable member collectively define a closed lumen, the method comprising:
securing the self-ligating orthodontic bracket to the tooth;
inserting the orthodontic archwire into the archwire slot against the base surface;
forcing the archwire against the base surface with an applied force to reduce a dimension of the archwire in the direction
of the applied force;

closing the movable member to form the closed lumen; and
removing the applied force allowing the dimension of the archwire to expand to fill the closed lumen and to remain partially
elastically compressed between the base surface and the movable member during orthodontic treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,316,721

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ESTIMATING THE LOCATION OF A MOBILE TERMINAL

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of estimating the location of a mobile terminal, the mobile terminal being in communication range of a transmitter,
at least one of the transmitter and the mobile terminal having a plurality of antennas, the method comprising:
determining the time of arrival of a signal transmitted from M antenna(s) of the transmitter at each of N antenna(s) of the
mobile terminal to provide M×N range measurements corresponding to the M×N transmission paths of said signal between the M
antenna(s) of the transmitter and the N antenna(s) of the mobile terminal; and

estimating, using a least square method, the location of the mobile terminal based on the M×N range measurements, and a predetermined
location of the transmitter, where M and or N ?2, and

wherein the location of the mobile terminal is estimated by minimizing through J×K×M×N terms, the least squares expression:
where:
d jkmn is the range measurement obtained for each signal transmission path where

j represents the transmitter number (1 to J )of J transmitters
k represents the transmitted signal (1 to K) of K transmitted signals of the j-th transmitter,
m represents the transmitting antenna number (1 to M) of the j-th transmitter provided with M antennas, and
n represents the receiving antenna number (1 to N) of the mobile terminal provided with N antennas, and
dkj (x,?) is the calculated range derived from ?x?X?, where x are the estimated co-ordinates [x,y]T of mobile terminal and X are the known co-ordinates [Xj,Yj]T of the j-th transmitter, where J?1 and K?1.

US Pat. No. 9,082,173

PROCESSING DATA FOR ENCODING AND DECODING A MESSAGE

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of encoding a message for transmission through a communication channel having adjacent information known during
encoding, the encoding method comprising construction of a surjective correcting code, wherein the surjective correcting code
is constructed on the basis of characterization of the adjacent information in a spherical coordinate system, wherein the
method comprises the following steps:
a) determining a spherical information vector characterizing the adjacent information in the spherical coordinate system,
said spherical information vector being of size n, n being a positive integer,

b) constructing a surjective correcting code using the spherical information vector and carrying out a quantization operation
comprising:

determining a quantization interval as a function of a number of code words to be associated with a message, the quantization
interval being equal to 2?/q1/(n?1), where q is the number of code words to be associated with a message, and

determining, from the quantization interval, a set of code words distributed over the surface of a hypersphere with centre
0 and of radius equal to the value of a given component of the spherical information vector; and

c) encoding the message, using the surjective correcting code.

US Pat. No. 9,314,376

GOGGLES THAT ELIMINATE A USER'S PERIPHERAL VISION AND ENHANCE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS WHILE STRENGTHENING MUSCLE MEMORY

Swivel Vision Sports LLC,...

1. Goggles configured to eliminate peripheral vision of a user and enhance situational awareness while increasing muscle memory,
the goggles comprising:
a goggle frame shaped to extend around eyes of a user, extending in a horizontal direction between left and right portions
and extending vertically between upper and lower portions, the goggle frame supporting a left side blinder and a right side
blinder;

the left side blinder extending from the left portion toward the right portion and terminating at a vertical edge positioned
so as to be aligned approximately with a center of a user's left eye when worn by the user and to thereby obscure approximately
a left visual hemifield of the left eye, the vertical edge of the left side blinder comprising a left rib extending from the
upper portion to the lower portion and extending inwardly from an outer surface past an inner surface of the left side blinder
to thereby increase mechanical rigidity of the left side blinder;

the right side blinder extending from the right portion toward the left portion and terminating at a vertical edge positioned
so as to be aligned approximately with a center of a user's right eye when worn by the user and thereby obscure approximately
a right visual hemifield of the right eye, the vertical edge of the right side blinder comprising a right rib extending from
the upper portion to the lower portion and extending inwardly from an outer surface past an inner surface of the right side
blinder to thereby increase mechanical rigidity of the right side blinder;

where the goggle frame is further mechanically coupled to a wearing component;
wherein the goggles do not have any visual obstruction in a central area of the goggles between the left and right vertical
edges and between the upper and lower portions, giving the user an unobstructed binocular field of vision through the central
area of the goggles.

US Pat. No. 9,078,948

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

Euromed Inc., Orangeburg...

1. An adhesive composition applicable to skin consisting of
(i) coconut oil;
(ii) one or more polymers from the group consisting of styrene isoprene styrene (SIS), styrene butadiene styrene (SBS), styrene
ethylene-butylene styrene (SEBS), styrene-ethylene-styrene (SES), styrene-propylene-styrene (SPS), and ethylene vinyl acetate
(EVA);

(iii) mineral oil, and
(iv) a tackifier.

US Pat. No. 9,187,347

TREATMENT OF A WASTE STREAM THROUGH PRODUCTION AND UTILIZATION OF OXYHYDROGEN GAS

XOGEN TECHNOLOGIES INC., ...

1. A method for removing a pharmaceutical from a waste stream, comprising:
submersing two electrodes in the waste stream, the waste stream comprising a water component and the pharmaceutical, the electrodes
bordering an interaction zone extending therebetween;

applying a pulsed electrical signal to at least one of the electrodes thereby generating oxyhydrogen gas from the water component,
the oxyhydrogen gas forming bubbles in the interaction zone that rise to a surface of the waste stream, wherein at least some
of the bubbles contact the pharmaceutical as they rise through the waste stream;

oxidizing the pharmaceutical with an oxidant contained in the oxyhydrogen gas; and
transporting at least a portion of the treated pharmaceutical to the surface of the waste stream with the bubbles that contact
the pharmaceutical.

US Pat. No. 9,107,725

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ORTHODONTIC BRACKET HAVING A LASER SHAPED GREEN BODY

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A method of manufacturing an orthodontic appliance comprising:
guiding a laser beam over a surface portion of a green body composed of particles held together by a binder in the shape of
the orthodontic appliance to vaporize, melt, and/or decompose the binder at a point being hit by the laser beam;

removing particles from the surface portion of the green body where the binder has been vaporized, melted, and/or decomposed
to yield a laser-cut portion defined by the remaining particles of the green body, the laser-cut portion having a shape that
is related to a negative shape of a lingual side or a buccal side of a tooth; and

heating the green body to remove additional binder following removal of the binder during guiding of the laser beam over the
surface portion,

wherein heating includes sintering the particles together to form a sintered body including a sintered laser-cut portion that
has the negative shape of the lingual side or the buccal side of the tooth so as to form a bonding surface of the orthodontic
appliance, and

wherein guiding the laser beam forms the laser-cut portion having at least one of a plurality of protrusions, recesses, and
undercuts.

US Pat. No. 9,560,681

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for establishing a communication initiated by a terminal sending a communication request to a shared public identity
which is associated with at least one first and one second destination terminal, wherein the method comprises the following
steps performed by the terminal sending the request:
a step of sending said communication request to the shared public identity, said communication request being received by at
least said first and said second destination terminal,

following reception of at least one first provisional response to the communication request, originating from said first destination
terminal and one second provisional response to the communication request originating from said second destination terminal,
for each first and second provisional response received:

i. a step of obtaining, from the provisional response received, an address identifying the destination terminal which has
sent the provisional response received,

ii. a step of sending a message to find out the capacities of a terminal to said destination terminal using the address obtained,
iii. a step of receiving a message in response to the message to find out the capacities of a terminal, originating from the
destination terminal, said response message comprising the capacities supported by the destination terminal,

a step of displaying information representative of the capacities supported by the first destination terminal and information
representative of the capacities supported by the second destination terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,408,781

DENTAL RESIN MODIFIED GLASS-IONOMER COMPOSITION

Kerr Corporation, Orange...

1. A dental resin modified glass-ionomer composition comprising the components:
(a) an acidic polymer having a plurality of acidic functional groups selected from the group consisting of a carboxylic acid,
a carboxylic acid anhydride, and a combination thereof, wherein the acidic polymer has a weight average molecular weight in
a range of about 3,000 to about 100,000;

(b) an acidic polymerizable monomer selected from the group consisting of 4-(meth)acryloxyalkyltrimellitic anhydride, 4-(meth)acryloxyalkyltrimellitic
acid, and a combination thereof;

(c) a non-acidic polymerizable monomer having at least one polymerizable group selected from the group consisting of an acrylate,
a methacrylate, an acrylamido, a methacrylamido, and a vinyl group;

(d) a fluoroaluminosilicate glass filler;
(e) water; and
(f) at least one polymerization initiator system selected from the group consisting of a photoinitiator system, a redox initiator
system, an alkali aromatic sulfinate, and a combination thereof,

wherein the ratio of (a):(b) is about 1:4 to about 4:1.

US Pat. No. 9,355,643

EVALUATION OF THE VOICE QUALITY OF A CODED SPEECH SIGNAL

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising acts of:
receiving, by a device, a coded speech signal from a communications network in which the coded speech signal was sent from
a transmitter to a receiver, interconnected by the communications network, the coded speech signal comprising a plurality
of frames, and the device being connected to the communications network;

for each frame of the received coded speech signal, the device performing acts of:
calculating with a processor a predetermined number of coefficients of a linear prediction filter of the coded speech signal;
generating a reconstructed speech signal for the frame from the filter coefficients thus calculated;
for a plurality of samples of the frame, comparing the coded speech signal and the reconstructed speech signal to obtain samples
of residuals; and

generating with the processor an assessment indicator of voice quality of the coded speech signal from an average of absolute
values of the residuals obtained for all of the samples of the frame, the assessment indicator being configured to enable
targeting an origin of a degradation of the coded speech signal in the communications network.

US Pat. No. 9,319,976

RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SELECTION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A telecommunications system operable to provide a facility for mobile communications to a mobile device, the system comprising:
a core network including a policy control function,
an access control function, and
a plurality of radio access networks,
each radio access network operable to communicate data to and from the mobile device in accordance with one of a plurality
of radio access technologies, and in response to an attach request from the mobile device requesting a connection via a chosen
radio access technology with the core network, the core network is operable to establish a connection with the mobile device
via at least one of the plurality of radio access technologies for communicating data to and from the mobile device, wherein

the access control function is operable to identify the mobile device requesting the connection with the core network and
to communicate with the policy control function; and,

in accordance with one or more access control criteria, togenerate an attach response indicating whether the mobile device may establish the connection with the chosen radio access
technology andthe core network is operable to communicate an attach response to the mobile device via the radio access network via which
the mobile device has requested the connection;
wherein the access control criteria includes access policy conditions defined by the policy control function.

US Pat. No. 9,277,973

ORTHODONTIC BRACKET

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. An orthodontic bracket, comprising:
a base member defining an archwire slot having an opening;
a projection extending outwardly relative to the base member;
a ligating slide moveably borne by the base member between a first position where the ligating slide is clear of the archwire
slot to allow access thereto, and a second position where the ligating slide projects over the opening of the archwire slot
to restrict access thereto; and

a biasing member borne by the ligating slide and cooperating with the projection in the first position and in the second position,
wherein the biasing member has a first portion which receives the projection when the ligating slide is in the first position
and a second portion which receives the projection when the ligating slide is in the second position, the biasing member preventing
the ligating slide from disengaging from the base member when in the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,257,247

LOW-G MEMS ACCELERATION SWITCH

Meggitt (Orange County), ...

1. A MEMS acceleration switch comprising:
a base;
a first electrode coupled to the base;
a second electrode coupled to the base and spaced apart from the first electrode;
an SOI wafer comprising:
a proofmass comprising multiple layers of the SOI wafer and formed by etching into the SOI wafer around the proofmass down
to a device layer, wherein the proofmass is coupled to the SOI wafer only by portions of the device layer surrounding the
proofmass; and,

a contact plate coupled to the SOI wafer adjacent the proofmass;
wherein the base is coupled to and spaced apart from the SOI wafer such that the contact plate forms a gap with the first
and second electrodes and the proofmass is designed to translate with respect to the SOI wafer such that the contact plate
closes the gap under an acceleration and electrically connects the first and second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,083,631

MULTIPOINT-TO-POINT PSEUDOWIRE

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for establishing a multipoint-to-point pseudowire via which data streams are intended to be transmitted from a
plurality of leaf devices toward a root device, the leaf devices and root device forming ends of the pseudowire, the pseudowire
being based on a packet switched network to which the leaf devices belong, the method comprising:
receiving, from a first leaf device of the plurality of leaf devices, by a switching device, also belonging to the packet
switched network, a request for the establishment of the pseudowire, comprising an identifier of the root device, an identifier
of the first leaf device, an identifier of the pseudowire, and an aggregation parameter;

determining if the aggregation parameter is comprised in a switching table, and if said aggregation parameter is not comprised
in said switching table, transmitting, by the switching device, the request for the establishment of the pseudowire to the
root device;

completing the switching table with an entry comprising the identifier of the root device, the identifier of the first leaf
device, the identifier of the pseudowire, and the aggregation parameter;

configuring the switching device to aggregate a first data stream sent by the first leaf device and a second data stream sent
by another leaf device into a third data stream to be sent to the root device.

US Pat. No. 9,277,975

INTERPROXIMAL DENTAL TOOL WITH STRAIGHT AND CURVED BLADE INCLUDING IMPROVED GRIPPING UPPER AND SIDE SURFACES AND SAFETY RETAINING MEMBERS

Kerr Corporation, Orange...

1. An interproximal dental tool, comprising:
a. a left exterior surface made of grippable material extending to a top exterior surface made of grippable material extending
to a right exterior surface made of grippable material, a rim including a left interior sidewall having a left front surface
and a left back surface adjacent the left exterior surface, an interior top horizontal wall having a front top surface and
a back top surface adjacent the top exterior surface, and a right interior sidewall having a right front surface and a right
back surface adjacent the right exterior surface;

b. a main body section having a transverse thickness and extending inward from the left interior sidewall and the left front
surface and the left back surface of the left interior sidewall, and extending downward from the interior top horizontal wall
and the front top surface and the back top surface of the interior top horizontal wall, and extending inward from the right
interior sidewall and the right front surface and a right back surface of the right interior sidewall;

c. a multiplicity of protrusions extending transverse to the left exterior surface and a multiplicity of protrusions extending
transverse to the right exterior right surface;

d. the interior top horizontal wall of the main body including a first opening which extends through an entire thickness of
the interior top horizontal wall from the front top surface to the back top surface and a spaced apart second opening which
extends through the entire thickness of the interior top horizontal wall from the front top surface to the back top surface;

e. a main razorblade retaining section surrounded by the main body section, the main razorblade retaining section including
a left interior sidewall extending to an interior horizontal wall extending to a right interior sidewall;

f. a razorblade retaining slot within the left interior sidewall and the interior horizontal wall and the right interior sidewall
of the main razorblade retaining section with a razorblade retained within the razorblade retaining slot, the razorblade having
a bottom exposed sharp edge; and

g. a retaining strap having a first end extending through the first opening in the interior top horizontal wall from the front
top surface of the interior top horizontal wall through the back top surface of the interior top horizontal wall, the retaining
strap having a second end extending through the second opening in the interior top horizontal wall from the front top surface
of the interior top horizontal wall through the back top surface of the interior top horizontal wall, the first and second
ends of the retaining strap retained together, the retaining strap having a length of strap material between the first end
and the second end of the retaining strap, the length of strap hanging from the interior top horizontal wall of the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,167,263

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR IMAGE ENCODING AND DECODING, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for coding an image split up into partitions, said method comprising:
selection of at least one mode of coding, wherein the mode of coding is associated with specific values of a plurality of
coding information items, each coding information item having a number of possible values; and selecting the associated specific
values of the coding information items;

prediction , with the aid of said selected mode of coding, of the data of a current partition as a function of at least one
already coded reference partition, delivering a predicted partition;

determination of residual data, by comparing data relating to said current partition and to said predicted partition;
transmission of a data signal comprising at least said determined residual data and said coding information items associated
with the mode of coding selected,

choosing one of the coding information items;wherein, prior to the transmission step, the method comprises:
calculation of the value of a function representative of the residual data determined, which function is calculated modulo
the number of possible values associated with the chosen coding information item,

comparison of said calculated value with the specific value of the chosen coding information item,
in case of equality between the two values, the data signal transmitted comprises the residual data determined and the specific
values of the coding information items associated with the mode of coding selected, with the exclusion of said chosen coding
information item, and

in case of inequality between the two values, modification of the determined residual data so that the value of the function
representative of the residual data is equal to the specific value of the chosen coding information item, the data signal
transmitted comprising the modified residual data and the coding information items associated with the mode of coding selected,
with the exclusion of said chosen coding information item.

US Pat. No. 9,856,588

ELECTROSPINNING OF PTFE

Zeus Industrial Products,...

1. A method of preparing a spinning dispersion, comprising: adding a fiberizing polymer to a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE)
aqueous dispersion to form a PTFE/Polymer dispersion, wherein the PTFE/Polymer dispersion comprises at least 1% by weight
of the fiberizing polymer in relation to weight of the PTFE/Polymer dispersion to no more than 10% by weight of the fiberizing
polymer in relation to weight of the PTFE/Polymer dispersion, and wherein the PTFE/Polymer dispersion has a viscosity of at
least 50,000 cP.

US Pat. No. 9,723,637

DYNAMIC CONNECTION OF A MOBILE TERMINAL TO A LOCAL NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for connecting a terminal to a wide area network through a WiFi community network via an access point, the method
comprising:
upon reception of a connection request from a terminal to a first access point, said first access point determines whether
the first access point has resources available to serve the terminal, and

when said first access point has resources available to serve the terminal, said first access point serves the terminal,
when the first access point is unable to serve the terminal:
the first access point sends, to at least a second access point to which said first access point is connected, a request for
a resource for serving the terminal, and

when the resource is available at the second access point, the first access point transfers, to the terminal, data for enabling
said terminal to connect to the second access point through said WiFi community network; and

wherein at least two service identifiers are associated with the first access point, comprising:
a first Service Set Identifier (SSID identifier) as a first connection identifier for communicating with the terminal, and
a second SSID identifier, distinct from the first SSID identifier, as a second connection identifier for communicating with
the second access point;

preventing thereby an intrusion where a false access point uses the second SSID identifier for communicating with the terminal,
rather than said data for enabling the terminal to connect to the second access point.

US Pat. No. 9,371,112

THRU-HULL FITTING AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

GEM PRODUCTS, INC., Oran...

1. A method of manufacturing a thru-hull fitting comprising:
flaring a first axial end of a pipe to form a flare having an outer flare diameter;
pressing a first area of the pipe in a radial direction relative to the pipe to form a first flat;
forming a thread in at least a portion of the pipe; and
threadably coupling a one-way valve to a second axial end of the pipe, wherein the one-way valve comprises:
a body having first and second body ends and body inner and outer diameters extending in the radial direction;
first and second guides disposed within the body;
a shaft adapted to be movably coupled to the first and second guides; and
a plug having a plug diameter adapted to substantially impair a flow of liquid when the plug diameter is radially aligned
with the body inner diameter, thereby establishing a closed position, the plug being coupled to the shaft and biased toward
the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,345,553

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT TO PERFORM DIGITAL ORTHODONTICS AT ONE OR MORE SITES

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A computer implemented method of creating an orthodontic appliance, comprising:
acquiring a set of anthropomorphic measurements of a patient into a computational device, wherein at least one anthropomorphic
measurement in the set of anthropomorphic measurements is a commissure width of the patient;

maintaining, in a computational device, a set of rules to design an orthodontic appliance for generating an aesthetic smile,
wherein the set of rules is associated with an application that executes in the computational device;

selecting a rule in the set of rules;
generating, via the application, a parameter to design the orthodontic appliance based on at least one anthropomorphic measurement
in the set of anthropomorphic measurements and at least the selected rule in the set of rules for generating the aesthetic
smile, wherein the parameter is a dimension of the orthodontic appliance, and is configured to allow the patient employing
the orthodontic appliance on the patient's teeth to achieve the aesthetic smile in conformance with a selected rule, and the
selected rule relates the measured commissure width to the parameter; and

manufacturing an orthodontic appliance based upon an appliance design created from the generated parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,083,807

SYSTEM FOR CONNECTING TWO CLIENT ENTITIES

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for connecting a first client entity to a second client entity in a communications network, said first client
entity having subscribed to a connection service, said method comprising:
routing via a connecting device a first call made by the second client entity to the first client entity and redirected to
a third client entity, and

the following acts performed by the connecting device:
inserting a linking module for interception of said first call, a first branch being established between the second client
entity and the linking module and a second branch being established between the linking module and the third client entity;

detecting a second call associated to the connection service and made by the first client entity via the linking module;
connecting the first and second client entities by connecting the first branch and said second call by the linking module.

US Pat. No. 9,239,966

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WATERMARKING A SEQUENCE OF IMAGES, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AUTHENTICATING A SEQUENCE OF WATERMARKED IMAGES AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for watermarking a sequence of images, wherein said method implements the following steps, for at least one current
image of said sequence that is distinct from a first image of said sequence:
comparing said current image with a preceding image of said sequence, delivering a difference image representing a motion
between said preceding image and said current image;

if the difference between said current image and said preceding image is above a predetermined threshold, watermarking said
current image by inserting a message comprising a field carrying an identifier of said current image and a field carrying
a soft hash obtained from at least one portion of said difference image; and

if not, watermarking said current image by inserting a message comprising a field carrying an identifier of said current image.

US Pat. No. 9,455,858

METHOD FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF A MULTI-CARRIER SIGNAL, AND CORRESPONDING TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

8. A device for transmitting a temporal OFDM signal, wherein the device comprises:
a mapper to map data representative of a source signal on complex symbols Xn, 0?n being integers,

a transformation module configured to transform M symbols Xn into M corrected symbols X?n, such that X?n=Xn+dn, with dn being
a complex correction and X?0=X0,

an OFDM modulator with N carriers to generate the temporal OFDM signal from the M corrected symbols X?n mapped on the N carriers,
N being an integer, M?N,

a transmitter to transmit the OFDM temporal signal at a reduced peak-to-average power ratio,
the transformation module comprising:
a construction and accumulation module configured to accumulate LN temporal samples corresponding to LN temporal samples of
a carrier of order n, for each carrier of order n in the range of 1 to M?1, mapped by X?n to LN samples already present from
an initialization, L?1 and being an oversampling factor,

a module configured to detect a peak on the LN samples at the output of the construction and accumulation module to the order
n?1 and compare this peak with a coinciding temporal sample out of the LN temporal samples of the carrier of order n delivering
a complex correction control information item,

a correction module configured to determine the complex correction value dn to obtain the corrected symbol X?n as a function
of the complex correction control information item.

US Pat. No. 9,924,550

DYNAMIC LTE NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A communication network comprising a packet core network and at least one wireless access node, arranged to provide the
packet core network with access to user equipment via a first interface established between the access node and a network
element of the core network, wherein said network comprises at least one flexibility management entity configured to establish
a second virtual interface passing through the flexibility management entity, said second virtual interface linking the access
node and the network element, and said first interface being encapsulated in said second virtual interface,
wherein the flexibility management entity comprises a link management entity configured to control a MAC and physical layers
of the supported interfaces to communicate with the core network, and to encapsulate/de-encapsulate messages exchanged between
the access node and the network element, the link flexibility management entity comprising a disruption management agent for
controlling the service disruptions and the disconnections, the disruption management agent being configured to store in memory
packets incoming into an access node, selected according to predefined rules, said disruption management agent being further
configured, in response to the re-establishment of the link between an access node and a network element following a network
service disruption or disconnection, to send some of the packets stored in memory to said network element.

US Pat. No. 9,143,775

METHOD OF EVALUATING AT LEAST ONE DEFECT OF QUALITY IN A DATA SIGNAL, ASSOCIATED DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for evaluating at least one defect of quality of a signal carrying data intended to be played back to a recipient,
said signal comprising at least one video component and one audio component, said method being comprising the following steps,
implemented on at least one sample of said signal:
detection of at least one defect in the video component of the sample and calculation of a duration associated with said at
least one defect;

assignment of a defect class to said at least one defect detected at least as a function of its associated duration;
according to the assigned defect class, obtaining of a result of a search for at least one defect in the audio component at
the instants corresponding to the sample;

decision to confirm the detection of a defect of quality in the sequence at least as a function of the result of the search
for a defect in the audio component.

US Pat. No. 9,408,782

ORTHODONTIC ADHESIVES

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A single component light-curable orthodontic adhesive comprising:
a curable resin monomer component, said curable resin monomer component comprising at least bisphenol A diglycidyl ether dimethacrylate,
ethoxylated trimethylopropane triacrylate, ethoxylated bisphenol A dimethacrylate, and triethylene glycol dimethacrylate;

a quaternary curing initiator system comprising:
camphorquinone,
bis(2,4,6-trimethylbenzoyl)-phenylphosphine oxide,
octyldimethylaminobenzoate, and
1,1?-azobis(cyanocyclohexane); and
filler,
wherein the single paste light-curable orthodontic adhesive has a working time (W) to curing time (C) ratio (W/C) of at least
10 to 30,

wherein said working time is expressed as a multiple of a five second interval that is visually determined as a point at which
an approximately 2 mm×2 mm extruded sample of the single component light-curable orthodontic adhesive sufficiently hardens
to a crusty consistency and undergoes a brittle fracture when cut in approximately 2 mm sections under a halogen operatory
exam light positioned to provide 10,000±50 lux at the extruded sample on a white background, and

wherein said curing time is a duration of exposing the single component light-curable orthodontic adhesive to a curing light
that is necessary to effect a shear bond strength greater than 7 MPa within 60 seconds after the single component light-curable
orthodontic adhesive is applied to an etched and sealed bovine tooth.

US Pat. No. 9,198,414

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING OR REDUCING RESISTANCE OF INSECTS TO INSECTICIDES

ROTHAMSTED RESEARCH LIMIT...

1. A method for reducing resistance to a pesticide of a substrate pest comprising administering to the substrate or the pest:
(a) a rapid-release formulation of an esterase inhibitor selected from the group consisting of: S,S,S-tributyl phosphorothionate,
0,0,0-triphenyl phosphate, piperonyl butoxide (PBO), profenofos, ethion, and dimethoate; and substantially simultaneously,

(b) a pesticide encapsulated in a degradable capsule, thereby reducing resistance of the substrate pest to the pesticide.

US Pat. No. 9,100,038

DECODING FUNCTION SELECTION DISTRIBUTED TO THE DECODER

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of transmitting at least one current image portion, the method comprising:
precoding image data from said image portion with each coding function from a finite set of coding functions;
selecting a coding function from said finite set of coding functions by applying a choice function, the selected coding function
being an appropriate coding function among the finite set according to the choice function, said choice function using said
precoded image data;

coding the current image portion using the selected coding function;
sending the coded image portion to a decoder; and
sending to said decoder information describing the choice function, and not also sending information describing the coding
function.

US Pat. No. 10,045,372

MANAGEMENT OF THE USE OF A GATEWAY BY A PLURALITY OF TERMINALS

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for managing use of a mobile gateway capable of interconnecting a first network and a second network, wherein bandwidth on said second network varies over time, comprising:receiving by said mobile gateway from the first network, requests to access said second network from a plurality terminals;
defining, by said mobile gateway, a maximum number of possible simultaneous accesses by the terminals in the first network so as to provide a given quality of service, wherein the maximum number is independent of current simultaneous accesses by the terminals on the first network, and wherein the maximum number of possible simultaneous accesses varies over time as a function of the bandwidth on said second network, wherein defining the maximum number comprises:
storing in a non-transitory computer-readable medium values of the maximum number of possible simultaneous accesses as a function of the bandwidth on the second network;
retrieving a current bandwidth on the second network; and
retrieving the value of the maximum number corresponding to the retrieved current bandwidth on the second network; and
for at least one of the received requests, granting or refusing the request for access based on the defined maximum number.

US Pat. No. 9,340,858

METHOD OF ALLOYING REACTIVE COMPONENTS

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. A method of making a hyperelastic single-crystal CuAlNi shape memory alloy, the method comprising:
forming an ingot of CuAlNi by:
layering a layer of aluminum adjacent to a layer of copper and a layer of nickel;
heating the layers;
melting the layers;
mixing the melted layers; and
cooling the mixture to form the ingot;
placing a seed of a desired composition for the shape memory alloy into a melt of the ingot;
drawing the seed from the melt at a controlled rate so that a solid crystal is formed at a crystallization front; and
rapidly quenching the drawn crystal to produce a single crystal beta phase.

US Pat. No. 9,389,117

SUCCESSIVE TARE SCALE SYSTEM AND METHOD

THE ORANGE CHEF COMPANY, ...

1. A system configured to determine user-created recipes based on indications of individual ingredients added to a dish and
determinations of masses of individual ingredients added to the dish during preparation, the system comprising:
a scale configured to generate output signals conveying information related to the masses of the individual ingredients added
to the dish, the individual ingredients including a first ingredient and a second ingredient, the second ingredient being
added to the dish after the first ingredient, and

one or more processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
obtain ingredient information indicating which individual ingredient is currently being added to the dish, the ingredient
information obtained from a user via a user interface, the ingredient information indicating whether the first ingredient
or the second ingredient is being added to the dish;

determine the masses of the individual ingredients added to the dish, the mass determinations based on the output signals
from the scale,

wherein, responsive to the obtained ingredient information indicating that the first ingredient is being added to the dish,
determine a first mass of the first ingredient, and

responsive to the obtained ingredient information indicating that the second ingredient is being added to the dish, determine
a second mass of the second ingredient based on the first mass of the first ingredient and a total mass of the dish; and

facilitate electronic storage of information that indicates both the individual ingredients and the determined masses of the
individual ingredients in the dish in a new electronic recipe, such that information indicating the first ingredient, the
first mass of the first ingredient, second ingredient, and the second mass of the second ingredient is stored in the new electronic
recipe.

US Pat. No. 9,312,986

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING A DIGITAL SIGNAL FOR A MARC SYSTEM WITH A FULL-DUPLEX RELAY, A CORRESPONDING PROGRAM PRODUCT AND RELAY DEVICE

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

7. A reception method for a receiver of a Multiple Access Relay Channel (MARC) system, the method comprising:
a step of storing, in B+1 blocks, received data corresponding to pairs of B+1 code words transmitted respectively by each
of two transmitters, each of the two transmitters transmitted during N time slots of a data stream, and representative of
pairs of blocks of K information bits, which K bits are associated with B code words of redundancy information transmitted
in a redundancy stream by a full duplex relay, each of the B code words being transmitted during N time slots such that the
redundancy information transmitted during N time slots corresponds to the code words transmitted during N preceding time slots,
where B is a parameter; and

a step of iterative joint detection/decoding in the receiver, performed in parallel on the B+1 received data blocks in order
to separate each of the data streams received from each of the two transmitters starting from a first block, and also to separate
the data streams coming from each of the two transmitters and from the full duplex relay starting from the following B blocks,
and in order to act in parallel for the B blocks, per data stream coming from the two transmitters and per block, to determine
a vector representative of K information bits associated with a code word by simultaneously decoding the data stream corresponding
to each of the two transmitters and the associated redundancy stream coming from the relay and provided by the following data
block.

US Pat. No. 9,730,989

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR COMBINATION THERAPY WITH DENGUE VIRUS AND DENDRITIC CELLS

PRIMEVAX IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY,...

1. A method for treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, comprising:
(a) incubating dendritic cells (DCs) with at least one tumor cell antigen;
(b) administering a Dengue Virus Type 2 serotype strain DENV-2 #1710 to a subject; and
(c) administering the DCs to the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,440,044

PEELABLE HEAT-SHRINK TUBING

Zeus Industrial Products,...

1. A tubing, comprising at least one thermoplastic, melt processable fluoropolymer resin,
wherein the tubing is less than about 40% crystalline as determined by x-ray diffraction; and
wherein the tubing exhibits heat shrink capability, longitudinal peelability, and translucency or transparency through a wall
of the tubing.

US Pat. No. 9,364,298

ORTHODONTIC BRACKET HAVING A BIASED SLIDE MEMBER

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth, comprising:
a bracket body configured to be mounted to the tooth, the bracket body including an archwire slot defined at least in part
by a base surface and opposed slot surfaces extending from the base surface, the archwire slot being configured to receive
the archwire therein and defining an aperture having a first portion and a second portion;

a slide member slidable relative to the archwire slot between an opened position and a closed position in which at least a
portion of the slide member forms a surface of the archwire slot and including a bore; and

a resilient member being received in the bore and extending from the bore and into the aperture and being configured to engage
the first portion of the aperture when the slide member is in the opened position and the second portion of the aperture when
the slide member is in the closed position, the resilient member being configured to impose a biasing force on the slide member
in the direction of movement of the slide member toward the archwire slot when the slide member is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,369,503

ADAPTABLE DATA STREAM TRANSMISSION

ORANGE, (FR)

1. A method of transmitting a data stream previously coded according to an adaptable coding between a first terminal and a
second terminal by way of a session established according to an HTTP-based transport protocol, the method comprising:
collection by the first terminal of a set of context information relating to the session, to features of the first terminal
and to features of the second terminal,

transmission to the second terminal of information relating to the features of the first terminal,
formation of an adaptation scheme as a function of the set of context information,
adaptation of the data stream by the first terminal as a function of the adaptation scheme, and
transmission of the data stream adapted by the first terminal to the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,551,420

SEALING RING

American Seal and Enginee...

1. A sealing ring having in a diametrical cross-section a body section having a center, a first sealing leg having planar
surfaces and which extends outwardly from and is integral with the body section, a second sealing leg having planar surfaces
and which extends outwardly from and is integral with the body section, wherein the first and second sealing legs are angularly
spaced apart by a first angle, the sealing ring further having in a diametrical cross-section a third sealing leg having planar
surfaces and which extends inwardly from and is integral with the body section and a forth sealing leg having planar surfaces
and which extends inwardly from and is integral with the body section, wherein the third and forth sealing legs are spaced
apart by a second angle, wherein the planar surfaces of the first sealing leg are substantially coplanar with the planar surfaces
of the fourth sealing leg and the planar surfaces of the second sealing leg are substantially coplanar with the planar surfaces
of the third sealing leg and wherein each sealing leg extends to a beveled end that is configured to form a seal with a surface
when the sealing ring is under compressive force, wherein a first centerline extends through the first and forth sealing legs
and a second centerline extends through the second and third sealing legs and wherein the first and second centerlines intersect
at the body section, the sealing ring further comprising in the diametrical cross-section a first centering leg that outwardly
extends from and is integral with the body section and is located between and angularly spaced apart from the first and second
sealing legs, the first centering leg extending farther outwardly than the first and second sealing legs, the sealing ring
further comprising in the diametrical cross-section a second centering leg that inwardly extends from and is integral with
the body section and is located between and angularly spaced apart from the third and forth sealing legs, the second centering
leg extending farther inwardly then the third and forth sealing legs, the first and second centering legs and being substantially
coplanar, wherein a third centerline extends through the first and second centering legs and the body section, whereby when
the sealing ring is positioned within an annular groove, the first and second centering legs center the sealing ring and limit
the lateral movement of the sealing ring.

US Pat. No. 9,345,558

SELF-LIGATING ORTHODONTIC BRACKET AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth, comprising:
a bracket body adapted to be mounted to the tooth and including:
an archwire slot adapted to receive the archwire therein and including a base surface and two opposing side walls extending
away from the base surface;

a clip slot extending centrally through the bracket body transversely to the archwire slot;
a first body portion; and
a second body portion opposing the first body portion and being separated therefrom by the archwire slot, the first body portion
including a support surface that is open to the archwire slot; and

a resilient ligating clip that is slidably engageable with the support surface and the clip slot, the resilient ligating clip
comprising a first clip portion and a second clip portion that extend generally in the same direction from a third clip portion,
the resilient ligating clip being movable relative to the bracket body between an opened position and a closed position in
which a portion of the archwire slot is between the first clip portion and the second clip portion, and the third clip portion
is adjacent the support surface,

wherein the first body portion further includes a mesial-distal bridge that at least partially covers the support surface
and the first clip portion is configured to contact the mesial-distal bridge when the first clip portion is deflected away
from the base surface.

US Pat. No. 9,335,128

ANTI-BALLISTIC CHAIR

SHIELDPRO, LLC, Orange, ...

1. An Anti-Ballistic chair comprising:
a back portion;
a seat portion;
a skirt portion hingedly connected to the seat portion and configured to be moved between an extended portion extending downward
from the seat portion and a folded position substantially parallel to the seat portion;

a first Anti-Ballistic panel within at least one of the back portion, the seat portion, and the skirt portion,
wherein the first Anti-Ballistic panel comprises at least a first layer of Anti-Ballistic material formed from high-strength
synthetic fibers extending in a first direction, and at least a second layer of Anti-Ballistic material formed from high-strength
synthetic fibers extending in a second direction, different from the first direction; and

a second Anti-Ballistic panel removably inserted into a pocket having an opening formed in at least one of the back portion,
the seat portion, and the skirt portion.

US Pat. No. 9,308,783

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING DEVICE

ORANGE ELECTRONIC CO., LT...

1. A tire pressure monitoring device capable of receiving tire pressure signals with different protocols, the tire pressure
monitoring device comprising:
a receiver module adapted to receive a tire pressure signal from at least one tire pressure sensor respectively mounted on
at least one tire of a vehicle;

a signal receiver module adapted to receive a first external signal and a second external signal, wherein the first external
signal has at least one protocol and a storage instruction and the second external signal has a specific protocol and a retrieval
instruction from an external control device;

a storage module being rewritable, wherein the at least one protocol is written and stored in the storage module according
to the first external signal; and

a control module connected to the storage module, the receiver module and the signal receiver module, wherein the control
module retrieves the specific protocol from the at least one protocol stored in the storage module according to the second
external signal to decode the tire pressure signal received by the receiver module.

US Pat. No. 9,592,515

HIGH CAPACITY SEPARATION OF METALS FROM AUTO SHREDDER RESIDUE

SA Recycling LLC, Orange...

1. A separator system for separating a stream of pieces of varying shape, size, mass, specific gravity, composition, density
and color based upon desired characteristics, wherein at least one of the characteristics is specific gravity, the separator
system comprising a fluidic separator for separating the pieces over time, the fluidic separator comprising:
a container for holding a fluid having a specific gravity and for receiving an input stream of the pieces, the input stream
comprising a first type of piece having a higher specific gravity than the fluid, a second type of piece having lower specific
gravity than the first type but higher than the fluid, and a third type of piece having a lower specific gravity than the
fluid, the container having an upper mouth;

an input conveyer having a terminal end directed toward the container mouth for dispensing the input stream of the pieces
directly into the fluid in the container;

a paddle disposed to rotate in a first direction about a central axis in the container and stir the pieces and fluid in the
container, the paddle having vanes that extend outward from the central axis and leave a space between the vanes and an inside
wall of the container which provides room for the pieces to circulate within the container and separate according to relative
specific gravity;

a lower outlet in the container for receiving the pieces which have sunk to the lower outlet to thereby form a lower output
stream of pieces;

an upper outlet in the container for receiving the pieces which have risen to the upper outlet to thereby form an upper output
stream of pieces; and

a fluid up well subsystem in the container comprising at least one fluid inlet to the container for moving at least some of
the fluid over a period of time in an upward direction, the fluid up well system causing at least a majority of the second
type of piece to rise to the upper outlet and without preventing at least a majority of the first type of piece from sinking
to the lower outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,481,999

METHOD OF BUILDING AND INSTALLATION OF AN INTERSTITIAL SEISMIC RESISTANT SUPPORT FOR AN ACOUSTIC CEILING GRID

Martin Integrated Systems...

1. A method of making and installing a suspension system for supporting a ceiling grid in a horizontal grid plane over a room
and resisting vertical and seismic forces, with at least two walls positioned opposite from one another, comprising:
selecting tracks to be positioned in a horizontal support plane spaced above the grid plane mounted to the respective opposite
walls of the room;

selecting seismic joists of a length to extend between the tracks when mounted to the respective walls;
selecting rigid lever arms attachable to the respective seismic joists to support the grid and of a length sufficient to,
when the seismic joists are positioned in the support plane, position the grid in the grid plane, each rigid lever arm affixed
to a hanger bracket;

wherein each hanger bracket has an interior and an exterior, said exterior abutting one side of an upper extremity of the
respective rigid lever arm, the interior of the hanger bracket defining a C-shaped bite that is configured to engage in close
fit relationship over the top and bottom sides of each of the respective seismic joists;

configuring and sizing the joists, hanger brackets and rigid lever arms to, when installed, position the grid in the grid
plane;

at a construction site, mounting the tracks to the respective walls in the support plane;
interposing the seismic joists between the tracks;
fastening the seismic joists to the tracks;
positioning the hanger brackets on the respective seismic joists; and
fastening the hanger brackets to the seismic joists.

US Pat. No. 9,456,460

MECHANISM FOR MANAGING PDN CONNECTIONS IN LTE/EPC NETWORKS

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for managing at least one connection, a connection being set up between a mobile terminal and an anchoring gateway
situated between a mobile network and a packet switching network, and being capable of bearing at least one communication
session to the packet switching network, wherein the method comprises the following acts:
reception of a management message from a piece of equipment that is capable of managing said at least one connection, said
message comprising at least one piece of information relating to a change of the connection to an obsolete state without an
instruction for the mobile terminal to release the connection, and an identifier relating to the connection,

determination of a need for a new connection, by analysis of said at least one connection in progress at least on the basis
of the received information,

when the analysis determines that a need for the new connection exists, triggering a transmission of a request for setup of
the new connection between the mobile terminal and a new anchoring gateway, as a function of the analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,448,716

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGEMENT OF A GRAPHICAL INTERFACE FOR THE DISPLAY OF APPLICATION SOFTWARE GRAPHICAL COMPONENTS

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A process for management of a graphical user interface displayed on a screen of a device adapted for use by a plurality
of users, the graphical user interface being arranged for comprising application software graphical components, one application
software graphical component displaying an associated application software function, the process comprising:
tracing, on the interface, a graphical shape,
creating, from the graphical shape, a window, wherein the traced graphical shape determines the shape, orientation, and dimensions
of the window,

associating an application software function with said window that was created, and
displaying said application software function in said window,
wherein said process further comprises determining a reading direction of the window, said reading direction depending on
a location of a user relative to the screen, wherein the location of the user relative to the screen is determined according
to a side from which the user accesses the screen and wherein certain applications are prevented or allowed based on the side
from which the user accesses the screen, and wherein the display of the associated application software function in the window
comprises the display of data of said application software function in said window in said determined reading direction.

US Pat. No. 9,410,988

CABLE WITH LED CONNECTION INDICATOR AND METHODS OF USING SAME

MEGGITT (ORANGE COUNTY), ...

1. An assembly comprising:
a sensor in electrical communication with a wire;
an indicator electrically connected inline with the sensor using the same wire;
a first power supply arranged to have a positive voltage;
a second power supply arranged to have a negative voltage;
a switch configured to toggle electrical communication between the wire and the first and second power supply;
a first diode in series with the sensor and arranged to allow current to flow through the sensor when current is flowing on
the wire in a first direction; and

a second diode in series with the indicator and arranged to allow current to flow through the indicator when current is flowing
on the wire in an opposite direction from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,332,052

REMOTELY SITED EXECUTION OF A SOFTWARE APPLICATION WITHIN A NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
controlling an execution of a software application by a Digital Media Controller (DMC) device designed for driving at least
one multimedia contents Digital Media Renderer (DMR), wherein controlling comprises:

a step of the DMC device obtaining, from a contents server, indexing data of said software application as multimedia contents,
said indexing data comprising a first content location address to be used by an execution device to obtain a software module
designed for execution of said software application, wherein the execution device is configured to activate the execution
of said software application;

a step of the DMC device obtaining, from said execution device, first connection data to be used by a rendering device to
set up a first communications link through a network with the execution device and to receive, during said execution, through
said first communications link, a multimedia stream resulting from said execution;

a step of the DMC device transmitting, to said rendering device, parameters for rendering a multimedia content comprising
said first connection data;

a step of the DMC device sending, to said rendering device, a command for rendering said multimedia content, said command
being configured to activate rendering by said rendering device of said multimedia stream;

a step of receiving, from said execution device, second connection data to be used by said rendering device to set up a second
communications link through a network with the execution device and to transmit, through said second communications link,
at least one command to be executed by said software application and representing at least one action performed by a user
by a peripheral of the rendering device;

a step or modifying the indexing data of said software application by integrating therein said second connection data; and
a step of transmitting modified indexing data to said rendering device.

US Pat. No. 9,213,823

METHOD FOR INPUTTING A CODE USING A PORTABLE DEVICE, AND ASSOCIATED PORTABLE DEVICE

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
inputting a numerical code using a portable device, the portable device being represented by a plane, in which the following
acts are executed by the device:

measurement of a first angle of inclination of the plane of the portable device with respect to a first axis;
measurement of a second angle of inclination of the plane of the portable device with respect to a second axis; and
generation of a numerical input code from first and second intermediate codes corresponding to the first and second measured
angles of inclination.

US Pat. No. 9,102,286

TRAILER HITCH RECEIVER MOUNTED COLLAPSIBLE WORKBENCH

DD Custom Industries, LLC...

1. A trailer hitch receiver mounted collapsible workbench comprising:
a stabilizer assembly, comprising a horseshoe plate, at least two support channels, and a trailer hitch receiver attachment
means, wherein

said horseshoe plate having a rigid horseshoe shaped member,
each said support channel is a rigid three-sided trough or channel member with two open ends,
each said support channels is rigidly attached to said horseshoe plate, and
said trailer hitch receiver attachment means is a means to rigidly reversibly attach said stabilizer assembly to a trailer
hitch receiver of a vehicle; and

a collapsible workbench assembly, comprising a bench plate, at least two bench plate brackets, each with an upper end and
a lower end, at least two paddle arms, each with an upper end and a lower end, at least two main arms, each with an upper
end and a lower end, and a T-Bar assembly, wherein

said bench plate is a rigid planar member with an upper surface, a lower surface, and four edges,
each said upper end of each said bench plate bracket is rigidly attached to said lower surface of said bench plate,
each said lower end of each said bench plate bracket is rigidly attached said upper end of each said paddle arm,
each said lower end of each said paddle arm is pivotally attached to said upper end of each said main arm,
each said lower end of each main arm is pivotally attached to said T-Bar assembly, and
said T-Bar assembly is reversibly mounted to the trailer hitch receiver of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,100,267

NETWORK MANAGEMENT METHOD, A SYSTEM AND A DEVICE

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of managing an equipment by a management device in a communications network, comprising:
managing, with said management device, a management information base in the form of referenced objects conforming to a reference
specification;

according to a first protocol, exchanging, with said equipment, management data in the form of data structures indicated by
patterns each of which corresponds to a respective referenced object and is assigned a respective identifier,

wherein, the data structures indicated by patterns according to the first protocol are different from data structures defined
by the reference specification;

wherein, for managing a given object, the management device and the equipment store the same synchronization information,
said synchronization information associates a reference of the given object and an identifier of a corresponding pattern;

sending, from the equipment to the management device, the corresponding pattern to which the identifier is assigned and a
data ticket having a structure indicated by said pattern and assigned said identifier; and

translating the corresponding pattern received by the management device into the respective referenced object as a function
of said synchronization information and,

based on the translation, storing data included in the data ticket in the management information base of the management device,
wherein the synchronization information is received and stored on starting up the management device or on starting up the
equipment and wherein said first protocol is the IPFIX protocol employing the options template flowset pattern as a synchronization
pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,058,803

MULTICHANNEL AUDIO STREAM COMPRESSION

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for the compression of an audio stream comprising a plurality of signals, said audio stream describing a sound
scene produced by a plurality of sources in a space, the method comprising the following steps:
from the audio stream, identification of the sources;
determination, for each of the identified sources of a frequency band, an energy level and a spatial position in the space;
determination, for each identified source, of a spatial resolution corresponding to an optimal resolution beyond which an
average listener perceives no increase in the level of precision in the location of said identified source, as a function:

of the frequency band, the energy level and the spatial position of said source; and,
of the frequency band, the energy level and the spatial position of the other identified sources;
generation of a compressed stream comprising the information required to restore each identified source with at least the
corresponding spatial resolution.

US Pat. No. 9,531,652

COMMUNICATIONS ROUTING AND CONTACT UPDATES

Tangoe, Inc., Orange, CT...

1. A system for routing communications from a first user to at least a second user, the system comprising:
a system computer accessible by a user with a user computer;
a contact module comprising software and executing on said system computer, said contact module receiving a contact request
from the user computer, the contact request indicative of a request to initiate a communication with a second user via one
or more contact points;

an activity module comprising software and executing on said system computer, said contact module receiving second user data
which is indicative of which of the one or more contact points can be used to contact the second user at a particular time;
and

a comparison module comprising software and executing on said system computer, said contact module comparing the contact request
and the second user data to determine which of the one or more contact points has the best chance to be available for the
first user use to communicate with the second user, wherein the communication is initiated based on the contact request.

US Pat. No. 9,482,000

HANGER DEVICES FOR INTERSTITAL SEISMIC RESISTANT SUPPORT FOR AN ACOUSTIC CEILING GRID

Martin Integrated Systems...

1. A seismic hanger for mounting on a seismic joist to support a lay-in ceiling tile grid comprising:
a rigid lever arm, having an upper extremity and a terminal end, wherein the rigid lever arm comprises a steel channel and
wherein the terminal end of the rigid lever arm is configured as a steel angle with only two faces to facilitate attachment
to a lay-in ceiling tile grid;

a bracket affixed to the upper extremity of said rigid lever arm such that said rigid lever arm projects downwardly from said
bracket;

said bracket comprising a top flange and a bottom flange, wherein said top flange and said bottom flange form a front nesting
face, said front nesting face having a height, wherein the height of the front nesting face is substantially the same as a
height of a seismic joist;

wherein the seismic hanger is rigidly mountable on the seismic joist such that when mounted, the front nesting face of the
bracket is in proximity to the seismic joist such that the top flange is affixable to a top face of the seismic joist and
the bottom flange is affixable to a bottom face of the seismic joist; and

wherein when the seismic hanger is mounted, the terminal end of the rigid lever arm is affixable to a lay-in ceiling tile
grid.

US Pat. No. 9,469,169

TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM AND RESETTING METHOD THEREOF

ORANGE ELECTRONIC CO., LT...

1. A tire pressure monitoring system having a built-in bootloader, comprising:
a tire pressure detecting element comprising a flash memory, wherein the flash memory has a backup bootloader and an inner
memory section, and the inner memory section has a default module and a major bootloader for starting the default module;
and

an update setting element, wherein the update setting element stores a plurality of reset modules, each reset module individually
corresponds to the inner memory section, and one of the reset modules is selected to cover the default module;

wherein the backup bootloader is started for selecting one of the reset modules to cover the default module of the inner memory
section, and a new major bootloader associated with the reset module is generated by the reset module.

US Pat. No. 9,444,668

FRAME SYNCHRONIZATION IN A RECEIVER USING A PREAMBLE HAVING A SPECIFIC STRUCTURE

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
synchronizing a receiver receiving a signal comprising successive samples arranged in a frame with the beginning of the frame
being defined by a preamble, wherein synchronizing comprises:

acting at successive instants d corresponding to respective received samples to calculate a coarse synchronization metric
having an expression that makes use of the repetitive structure of the preamble made up of at least two portions, one portion
comprising a first repeated sequence of L samples and another portion comprising a second repeated sequence of M samples,
the second sequence corresponding to a symmetrical version of the first sequence limited to a number M of samples that is
less than the number L of samples, the metric giving a measure of the sum of correlations between two successive pairs of
sample sequences received in a moving window of size equal to the size of the preamble; and

detecting an event of the coarse metric exceeding a determined threshold, which event corresponds to a “coarse” synchronization
instant ds.

US Pat. No. 9,399,004

DENTAL COMPOSITION HAVING A REDOX INDICATOR AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Kerr Corporation, Orange...

1. A method of using a color-changing polymerizable dental composition, in which the composition comprises:
(a) one or more polymerizable monomers each having at least one ethylenically unsaturated group,
(b) one or more finely divided fillers having a mean particle size of less than 50 microns,
(c) a reducing agent,
(d) an oxidizing agent, and
(e) a redox indicator,
wherein the composition is a two-part system with the first part comprising at least one of the one or more polymerizable
monomers (a), the reducing agent (c), and at least one of the one or more finely divided fillers (b); and the second part
comprising at least one of the one or more polymerizable monomers (a), the oxidizing agent (d), and at least one of the one
or more finely divided fillers (b), and the redox indicator (e) is incorporated into either of the first or second parts,
and wherein the reducing agent (c) and the oxidizing agent (d) form a redox initiator system,

the method comprising the steps of:
1) homogeneously mixing the first and second parts just prior to application to form a mixed composition, wherein the mixing
initiates polymerization by the redox initiator system;

2) applying the mixed composition to a tooth structure and/or a prosthetic device with the mixed composition exhibiting a
first color that is noticeably different from the tooth structure and/or prosthetic device, wherein the mixed composition
exhibits a color change from the first color to a second color that is noticeably different from the first color during the
polymerization;

3) removing any excess of the mixed composition from the tooth structure and/or prosthetic device before the mixed composition
changes to the second color to form a structure; and

4) finishing/polishing the structure after the mixed composition changes to the second color, wherein the prosthetic device
is selected from the group consisting of an inlay, an onlay, a crown, a crown and bridge, and a post.

US Pat. No. 9,319,382

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING A NETWORK USING INTERNET PROTOCOL REPUTATION INFORMATION

Cautela Labs, Inc., Oran...

1. A computer system for protecting a plurality of guarded networks from Internet threats, each guarded network of the plurality
of guarded networks comprising at least one firewall, the system comprising:
at least one processor in operative communication with a plurality of log collection circuits via the Internet and in operative
communication with a plurality of intelligence sources via the Internet, each log collection circuit of the plurality of log
collection circuits in operative communication with one or more firewalls of a corresponding guarded network of the plurality
of guarded networks and comprising at least one first memory device operative to store traffic information of the corresponding
guarded network, the at least one processor operative to:

receive the traffic information from each log collection circuit of the plurality of log collection circuits, the traffic
information comprising information regarding memory usage of the at least one first memory device of the log collection circuit
and information regarding outbound or incoming communications blocked by the one or more firewalls;

receive intelligence data from the plurality of intelligence sources, the intelligence data regarding a plurality of addresses;
generate reputation information regarding one or more addresses of the plurality of addresses, the reputation information
generated in response at least to the received traffic information and at least to the received intelligence data, the reputation
information indicative of a likelihood for each address that the address is an address of a threatening source; and

transmit the reputation information to each log collection circuit of the plurality of log collection circuits; and
at least one second memory device in operative communication with the at least one processor, the at least second one memory
device operative to store addresses of the plurality of log collection circuits, addresses of the plurality of intelligence
sources, the received traffic information, the received intelligence data, and the reputation information.

US Pat. No. 9,138,109

UNIVERSAL AUTOMATED HANDS-FREE LIQUID DISPENSER PUMP

Orange Rock Consulting LL...

1. A universal automated hands-free liquid dispensing system configured for use with liquid dispensers each having a different
neck and spout configuration and size, the system also being configured to be adaptable to dispensers of differing heights,
the universal automated hands-free liquid dispensing system comprising:
an expandable tube configured to permit the flow of liquid from a liquid dispenser by way of pressurized flow, the tube comprising
a fixed length portion and an expandable portion, the expandable portion being configured to permit manual extension or collapse
of the expandable portion to accommodate dispensers of differing heights; the tube have a first end configured to engage a
dispensing outlet and a second end configured to engage a means for pressuring the liquid in the liquid dispenser for purposes
of directing the liquid through the tube from the dispenser to the dispensing outlet for delivery of the liquid to a user;

a means for pressurizing the liquid in the liquid dispenser and configured to reside within the liquid dispenser without adverse
impact of the ambient liquid on operation f the pressurizing means, the means being configured to receive a signal from a
sensor to initialize pressurizing of the liquid within the liquid dispenser, where such pressurizing means is configured to
continuing pressurizing the liquid for dispensing through the tube and out of the dispensing outlet for as long as the signal
continues to be sent; the pressurizing means configured to discontinue liquid pressurizing upon cessation of the signal; and

a sensor for detecting the close proximity of a user to the dispensing outlet, the sensor configured to detect the user's
proximity without the need of the user to touch any portion of the system thereby eliminating any contamination of the user
attributable to germs or other infectious materials that may be present on any surfaces of the system and/or liquid dispenser,
the sensor configured to be powered by a locally-mounted power supply and further configured to generate a signal to the pressurizing
means to initiate pressurizing of the liquid and dispensing of the liquid to the user upon the detection of the user's proximity
to the dispensing outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,137,157

PACKET DATA COMMUNICATIONS

ORANGE SA, Paris (FR)

11. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing a computer program providing computer executable instructions forming
a computer program to be executed by a data processor within a computer to perform actions comprising:
sending an Internet packet comprising a header field, the header field including a field identifying a source address of the
Internet packet, a field identifying a destination address of the Internet packet, and a next header field identifying whether
an extension header follows the header and a type of the extension header, the next header field identifying that the extension
header includes a hop-by-hop extension header, the hop-by-hop extension header including a router alert option header indicating
that the remainder of the hop-by-hop extension header is optional for a router to read, and a value field indicating that
the remainder of the hop-by-hop header is provided for a gateway support node of a packet radio network, the remainder of
the hop-by-hop extension header including a home address of the mobile node, the mobile node which was communicating Internet
packets with a correspondent node attached to the packet radio network having roamed to a foreign network, the source address
field comprising an address to be used to access the mobile node via the foreign network.

US Pat. No. 9,063,623

CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSOR ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A WET ENVIRONMENT

Green Cedar Holdings LLC,...

1. A controller for use in a wet environment comprising:
a ground pad;
a sensor element generating an electric field having an active region;
a flexible layer having a conductive portion overlaying the sensor element to surround the active region with the conductive
portion capacitively coupled to the ground pad without direct conductive contact between the ground pad and conductive portion;
and

a control circuit responsive to a capacitance between the sensor element and the conductive portion to generate an output
corresponding to a switch state.

US Pat. No. 9,553,729

AUTHENTICATION METHOD BETWEEN A READER AND A RADIO TAG

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for authenticating a reader to a radio tag, comprising the following steps, which are implemented by the tag:
a step of receiving at least a ciphered piece of information and a data item allowing determination of an index for identifying
an authentication coupon for the reader, said piece of information being ciphered by applying a reversible operation to the
authentication coupon associated to the index and to a predefined redundancy value,

an operation of calculating a current authentication coupon for the reader as a function of the index determined from the
received data item and of a regeneration key owned by the tag,

an operation of deciphering the received piece of information ciphered by the reversible operation, which is applied to the
calculated current authentication coupon and to the ciphered piece of information, and

an operation of checking the deciphered piece of information to verify that the calculated current coupon corresponds to the
authentication coupon used by the reader in order to cipher the predefined redundancy value.

US Pat. No. 9,504,532

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ASYMMETRICAL COAST CONTROL OF AN ENDODONTIC MOTOR

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. An apparatus for controlling asymmetrical coasting of an endodontic reciprocating motor, the apparatus comprising:
an endodontic motor that is capable of rotating a tool in a clockwise direction and in a counterclockwise direction, and
a controller that is operatively coupled to the endodontic motor and is capable of:
(i) transmitting electronic signals to the endodontic motor to change the direction of rotation of the tool from the clockwise
direction to the counterclockwise direction,

(ii) controlling angular momentum of the endodontic motor in the clockwise direction to determine an amount of dynamic angular
rotation during a forward coast, and

(iii) controlling angular momentum of the endodontic motor in the counterclockwise direction to determine an amount of dynamic
angular rotation during a reverse coast,

wherein the amount of dynamic angular rotation in the clockwise direction is different from the amount of dynamic angular
rotation in the counterclockwise direction.

US Pat. No. 9,393,085

CONNECTOR FOR COUPLING AN ORTHODONTIC APPLIANCE TO A PATIENT AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. An orthodontic apparatus, comprising:
an orthodontic appliance configured to be coupled to a patient to facilitate orthodontic treatment, the orthodontic appliance
including a first connector member; and

a second connector member configured to be coupled to the oral cavity of the patient, wherein the first connector member includes
one of a connector element and an element receiver and the second connector member includes the other of the connector element
and the element receiver, the connector element and the element receiver cooperating to selectively secure and release the
orthodontic appliance to and from the patient,

wherein the element receiver includes a housing and a clip movably disposed within the housing, the housing configured to
receive at least a portion of the connector element therein and the clip movable relative to the housing along a first linear
translation axis between a release position and a blocked position and being biased toward the blocked position, the at least
a portion of the connector element capable of being inserted into and removed from the housing when the clip is in the release
position and the at least a portion of the connector element captured within the housing when the clip is in the blocked position,
and

wherein the clip includes a resilient member and the housing includes an engagement wall, wherein when the clip is moved toward
the release position, the resilient member contacts the engagement wall to deform the resilient member and generate a force
urging the clip back toward the blocked position.

US Pat. No. 9,345,778

COMPOSITION USING CROSS-LINKED HYALURONIC ACID FOR TOPICAL COSMETIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Luromed LLC, Orangeburg,...

1. A topical composition comprising: hylan B in a non-equilibrium form; and a low molecular weight substance deliverable topically,
wherein hylan B is loaded by swelling with the substance, alone or in combination with a therapeutic agent, thereby the substance,
alone or in combination with the therapeutic agent, becomes entrapped within the hylan B gel matrix, and wherein the substance
is selected from the group consisting of ?, ?, ?, or ?-hydroxy acid, an ?-amino acid, a ?-amino acid, a ?-amino acid, a ?-amino
acid, glycerin, a vitamin, a vitamin derivative, a sugar, an essential oil, a water-soluble oil, a fragrance, a natural polymer,
a synthetic polymer, a cross-linked natural polymer, a cross-linked synthetic polymer, a peptide, a protein, a polysaccharide
or a nucleic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,330,577

INDIVIDUAL GUNNERY TRAINER WITH SENSING PLATFORM

Raydon Corporation, Port...

1. A computer-based modular, transportable turret mounted gunnery simulation system comprising:
a weapon mount on a frame configured to receive mounting thereon of a weapon mock-up;
a substantially non-rotatable sensing platform coupled to the frame and configured to receive a single trainee standing thereon,
wherein the sensing platform is configured to sense a rotational pressure applied to the platform by the trainee and generate
a rotational orientation signal;

a head-mounted display configured to be worn by the trainee and configured to receive a display signal representative of a
virtual environment to be simulated to the trainee; and

a controller in electrical communication with the sensing platform and the display, wherein the controller is configured to
receive the rotational orientation signal and to generate the display signal in response thereto such that rotational pressure
applied to the platform by the trainee results in rotation of the virtual environment displayed to the trainee.

US Pat. No. 9,303,416

SPRAY APPARATUS

WESTPAC MATERIALS, Orang...

1. A spray apparatus, comprising:
a) a housing defined by a front wall, a back wall opposite the front wall, a bottom wall adjacent to the front wall and the
back wall, a top wall opposite the bottom wall, and adjacent to the front wall and the back wall, a first side wall adjacent
to the front wall, the back wall, the bottom wall, and the top wall, and a second side wall opposite the first side wall and
adjacent to the front wall, the back wall, the bottom wall, and the top wall, wherein the front wall, back wall, bottom wall,
top wall, and two side walls define a cavity of the housing, wherein the housing comprises a lower section bound by the bottom
wall, an upper section bound by the top wall, and a middle section therebetween, wherein the front wall at the upper section
defines an opening into the cavity, wherein the top wall defines an angle relative to the bottom wall, the angle ranging from
approximately 15 degrees to approximately 20 degrees, wherein the housing comprises a fill hole positioned below the opening,
wherein the fill hole is covered by a flexible cover having a center, the flexible cover comprising slits that allow the cover
to adopt an open configuration when a poignant pressure is applied to the center of the cover, and to adopt a closed configuration
when the poignant pressure is removed the center of the cover;

b) a transfer wheel rotatably mounted to the first and second side walls, the transfer wheel comprising a cylindrical hub
defining a hub axis, and a plurality of transfer flaps, wherein the hub axis is perpendicular to the first and second side
walls, wherein the transfer flaps project radially outwardly from the cylindrical hub and are intermittently and angularly
spaced apart about the hub axis;

c) a propeller rotatably mounted to the first and second side walls and positioned above the transfer wheel, the propeller
comprising a cylindrical spindle defining a spindle axis, and a plurality of fins, wherein the spindle axis is parallel to
the hub axis, wherein the fins project radially outwardly from the cylindrical spindle and are intermittently and angularly
spaced apart about the spindle axis, wherein each fin comprises a set of flexible arms, each arm having a free terminal end;

d) a firing pin attached to the housing above the propeller, the firing pin comprising an elongated base member and a first
and a second protuberance projecting from the elongated base member, the elongated base member having a length and defining
a pin axis, each protuberance projecting a width away from the base member radially outwardly from the pin axis, each protuberance
extending substantially the length of the elongated base member and spaced apart from each other, wherein the width of the
first protuberance is greater than the width of the second protuberance, wherein the firing pin is adjustable to allow the
first protuberance or the second protuberance to project towards the cylindrical spindle; and

e) an actuator mounted to the housing, actuation of the actuator causing the propeller to rotate in a first direction about
the spindle axis, wherein the firing pin, the propeller, and the transfer wheel are arranged relative to each other such that
rotation of the propeller about the spindle axis causes one fin of the propeller to abut against one transfer flap, the abutment
causing the transfer wheel to rotate in a second direction about the hub axis opposite the first direction, while a diametrically
opposite fin abuts against the firing pin causing its set of flexible arms to bend in the second direction until further rotation
causes the set of flexible arms to abruptly spring back in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,287,894

METHODS FOR ENCODING AND DECODING IMAGES, CORRESPONDING ENCODING AND DECODING DEVICES AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for encoding at least one image represented by a sequence of symbols generated according to a predetermined encoding
scan order, wherein the method comprises the following steps:
determining sub-sequences in each sequence, a sub-sequence comprising a predetermined grouping of symbols; and
scanning determined sub-sequences comprising the following sub steps for at least one current sub-sequence and for at least
one context, wherein at least one step is performed by a processor device:

determining a neighboring group comprising a least two previously encoded sub-sequences, called a current encoded neighboring
group, amongst which at least one belongs to an encoded neighboring group associated with a sub-sequence, distinct from said
current sub-sequence, said distinct sub-sequence not belonging to said encoded neighboring group of the current sub-sequence,
and said current sub-sequence not belonging to the encoded neighboring group of said distinct sub-sequence;

initializing at least one probability of appearance of a symbol associated with the context, called a current probability
of appearance, taking account of at least two probabilities of appearance of said symbol, called known probabilities of appearance,
relative to two previously encoded sub-sequences of said current encoded neighboring group;

successive entropy encoding of said symbols according to said predetermined encoding scan order and, for each symbol, updating
of said current probability of appearance for the context associated with said symbol; and

storing said current probability of appearance of said encoded symbols in the current sub-sequence in a computer-readable
memory, after encoding of the last symbol of said current sub-sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,258,761

OBTAINING, BY A TERMINAL, OF INFORMATION RELATING TO ACCESS TO A SERVICE

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of obtaining by a terminal of information relating to a radio environment, said method comprising the following
acts:
reception by a discovery device of a discovery request in respect of a radio environment originating from the terminal;
determination by the discovery device of a list comprising a plurality of access points, belonging respectively to an access
network and being designed to provide radio coverage of a current location of the terminal;

obtaining an item of information relating to access to a given service by way of the access points of the list;
enriching the list with the item of information obtained in association with the access point;
ordering the enriched list as a function of at least one criterion relating to the given service; and
dispatching by the discovery device of the ordered list to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,249,592

INTERSTITIAL SEISMIC RESISTANT SUPPORT FOR AN ACOUSTIC CEILING GRID

MARTIN INTEGRATED SYSTEMS...

1. A seismic vertical support suspension apparatus to suspend a ceiling grid between a first wall and a second wall that is
parallel to and spaced a distance apart from the first wall comprising:
a suspension system interposed between the first wall and the second wall and including a pair of tracks supported from the
respective confronting surfaces of the first wall and the second wall and opening inwardly toward one another;

a plurality of transversely projecting metal seismic joists spaced apart along the tracks, each of said seismic joists comprising
hollow tubular steel beams;

a plurality of hangers, each of which comprises a metal hanger bracket rigidly affixed to a vertical-steel angle projecting
downwardly from the metal hanger bracket, and having an upper extremity and a lower extremity;

wherein said metal hanger brackets are rigidly carried from the respective seismic joists and each of the downwardly projecting
rigid vertical-steel angles acts as a lever arm and is connectable to the ceiling grid; and

wherein said metal hanger brackets, having respective interiors and exteriors, said respective exteriors abutting one side
of the upper extremities of the respective rigid vertical angles, the respective interiors of the metal hanger brackets defining
C-shaped bites that are configured to engage in close fit relationship over the top and bottom sides of each of the respective
seismic joists.

US Pat. No. 9,191,221

TECHNIQUE FOR PROTECTING A POINT-TO-MULTIPOINT PRIMARY TREE IN A CONNECTED MODE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of protecting a point-to-multipoint primary tree in a connected mode communications network set up from a primary
root node to leaf nodes in an event of a fault affecting the primary root node by way of a back-up tree between a back-up
root node and at least one merge node downstream from the back-up root node, said at least one merge node belonging to a branch
of the primary tree downstream from the primary root node, said method including the following steps executed by said at least
one merge node:
receiving a request to set up the back-up tree sent by the back-up root node; and
configuring a routing rule in a table, which is used to route packets coming from the back-up tree to branches of the primary
tree downstream from said merge node;

wherein the set-up request comprises an identifier of the protected primary root node and said routing rule is activated only
in the event of a fault affecting the identified primary root node; and

wherein packets are received by said at least one merge node from both the primary tree and the back-up tree, before the routing
rule is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,161,289

SELECTION OF DYNAMIC RELAYS FOR COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for selecting at least one dynamic node, within a mobile network, as a candidate for relaying a data communication
signal between a transmitter entity and a receiver entity of the network,
comprising the steps:
determining at least a first set of nodes of the network such that a signal communicated between one of the nodes of the first
set and at least a first entity from between said transmitter and receiver entities undergoes an attenuation lower than a
first predetermined threshold,

limiting the selection of nodes as possible candidates for relaying the communication signal according to the content of said
first set,

wherein the method further comprises the steps:
determining a signal attenuation between the transmitter entity and receiver entity,
determining a second set of nodes such that a signal communicated between a node of the second set and the second entity from
between said transmitter and receiver entities undergoes an attenuation lower than a threshold corresponding to said signal
attenuation between the transmitter entity and the receiver entity,

determining an intersection between the first set and a second set of nodes,
limiting further the selection of nodes as possible candidates for relaying the communication signal to the nodes of said
intersection of first and second sets, and

establishing data communication between said transmitter and receiver entities using at least one relay node, said at least
one relay node being limited to the nodes of said intersection of sets.

US Pat. No. 9,140,253

CONTROL DEVICE, OIL WELL WITH DEVICE AND METHOD

HAROLD WELLS ASSOCIATES, ...

1. A method of operating an oil well where a pump attached to an end of a rod is raised and lowered by a drive mechanism through
a stroke cycle,
said method comprising the steps of
operating the drive mechanism by means of an AC electric motor having a motor controller including a regenerative variable
frequency drive,

said regenerative variable frequency drive applying AC electrical energy from a power grid to the AC electric motor,
decreasing motor speed by transferring the electrical energy from the motor to the power grid and increasing motor speed by
transferring electrical energy from the power grid to the motor,

said motor controller regulating the motor speed as determined by a program designed for said oil well that is encoded at
setup with a speed map that contains a speed reference for positions of the drive mechanism from 0° to 360°,

over the course of said stroke cycle, calculating said positions of the drive mechanism according to the following mathematical
formula:

X=K?oToVdt
where
X=instantaneous position of the mechanism along a path of travel,
V=estimated instantaneous motor shaft speed (revolutions per minute),
K=scaling constant,
To=time at which a position signal is received, and

at each said calculated position setting the motor speed to correspond to the speed reference called for by the speed map
at said calculated position.

US Pat. No. 9,130,990

SERVER AND METHOD FOR MANAGING DOMAIN NAMES IN A NETWORK USING A ZONE FILE WITH A RULE PARTITIONING SUBDOMAINS INTO SUBZONES

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A server of a first domain in a telecommunications network adapted to manage DNS queries relating to said first domain,
said server being configured to receive from a client device a DNS query seeking to obtain DNS data of the first domain, wherein
said server comprises:
a zone file containing a partitioning rule defining a partitioning of a set of subdomains of said first domain into subzones,
the DNS data of each of said subzones being hosted by a corresponding partition server of a plurality of partition servers,
wherein the partition servers belong to said first domain so that said partition servers and said server which receives a
DNS query from a client device are at the same level in the domain hierarchy; and

a processor configured to obtain, from said zone file, information to identify the corresponding partition server to respond
to said DNS query based on the partitioning rule;

wherein said server is configured to send said information to the client device in response to said DNS query.

US Pat. No. 9,117,453

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING PARALLEL CONTEXT DEPENDENT SPEECH RECOGNITION RESULTS FROM A SINGLE UTTERANCE UTILIZING A CONTEXT DATABASE

Volt Delta Resources, LLC...

1. A system comprising:
a directed-dialog-processor server having a directed-dialog-processor application executing thereon;
a speech-recognition-engine server having a plurality of parallel-operable speech-recognition-engine applications executing
thereon;

wherein the plurality of parallel-operable speech-recognition-engine applications each provide a different speech-recognition
capability;

a context database;
a multiple-recognition-processor server in data communication with the directed-dialog-processor server, the speech-recognition-engine
server, and the context database and having a multiple-recognition-processor application executing thereon; and

wherein the multiple-recognition-processor server is operable, via the multiple-recognition-processor application, to:
receive context information and a forwarded caller response from the directed-dialog-processor application;
select, using the context information, a set of parallel-operable speech-recognition-engine applications from the plurality
of parallel-operable speech-recognition-engine applications;

combine the context information with additional context information from the context database to form modified context information;
forward to each speech-recognition-engine application in the selected set the modified context information, the forwarded
caller response, and a request to perform speech recognition of the forwarded caller response;

receive from each speech-recognition-engine application in the selected set an n-best list comprising at least one confidence-score
value and at least one word-score value;

wherein the at least one confidence-score value and the at least one word-score value in each n-best list are modified by
a weight-multiplier value based on the context information provided by the directed-dialog-processor application, thereby
creating a modified n-best list;

wherein each modified n-best list is combined into a single, sorted combined n-best list; and
wherein the at least one confidence-score value and the at least one word-score value of the sorted combined n-best list are
modified by determining presence of phrases and words of the sorted combined n-best list in the context database.

US Pat. No. 9,106,667

METHOD OF PROCESSING SIP MESSAGES

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. An SIP message processing method performed by a node of a telecommunications network, said network having a home gateway
connected to an IMS network core via an access connection, at least a first SIP terminal and a second SIP terminal locally
connected to said home gateway, said first SIP terminal being suitable for setting up a first SIP session to the IMS network
core by passing via said access connection, said second SIP terminal being suitable for setting up a second SIP session to
the IMS network core by passing via said access connection, said processing method including obtaining a bandwidth of said
access connection, said processing method comprising:
receiving a first SIP message concerning the first SIP session;
determining the bandwidth in use by said first SIP session as a function of said first SIP message;
receiving a second SIP message concerning the second SIP session;
determining a bandwidth authorized for said second SIP session as a function of the second SIP message, of the bandwidth of
the access connection, and of the bandwidth in use by the first SIP session; and

sending a third SIP message to said first terminal, said second terminal, or said IMS network core, said third message being
determined as a function at least of said bandwidth authorized for said second SIP session, said third SIP message being for
influencing a selection of bandwidth for the first SIP session or for the second SIP session.

US Pat. No. 9,072,572

DENTAL LIGHT DEVICE

Kerr Corporation, Orange...

1. A curing light device comprising:
a body including a housing and a socket at an end thereof;
a tip having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end configured for plugging into the body socket to removably secure
the tip with the body;

the tip including a plurality of body elements formed of an electrically and thermally conductive material, the body elements
electrically isolated from each other to form separate electrical conductors in the tip and collectively operating to provide
thermal conduction of heat in the tip;

a light engine including at least one light emitting element operable for emitting light, the light engine positioned on the
distal end of the tip and electrically coupled with the tip body elements to receive power and thermally coupled with the
tip body elements for removing heat;

a non-imaging element coupled with the light engine at the distal end of the tip for capturing and collimating the emitted
light;

a power supply positioned in the body housing and electrically coupled with electrical contacts in the socket, the tip body
elements engaging the socket electrical contacts to conduct electrical enerqy to power the light engine, the power supply
being rechargeable and including at least one ultracapacitor element.

US Pat. No. 9,549,797

DENTAL PASTE DISPENSING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Kerr Corporation, Orange...

1. A method for delivering a dental paste to an oral location comprising soft tissue, comprising:
loading a capsule of dental paste into a carrier of an applicator having a plunger adapted to enter a first end of the carrier
for engaging the capsule;

positioning a metal needle attached to the capsule such that an attachment end of the needle is proximate a second end of
the carrier opposite the first end and a dispensing end of the needle having a terminal edge is distal to the carrier, wherein
the dispensing end includes a modification for atraumatic contact with the soft tissue, where the modification comprises a
plastic tip member over the dispensing end, comprising a first inner channel engaged over the dispensing end and a second
inner channel of larger size than an inner diameter of the dispensing end, where the second inner channel has a flattened
oval shape in a static position and a rounded shape in a dynamic position;

contacting the soft tissue with the dispensing end while advancing the plunger to dispense the dental paste from the dispensing
end of the needle into the oral location while the modification prevents traumatic injury to the soft tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,491,141

INCOMING REDIRECTION MECHANISM ON A REVERSE PROXY

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A process for filtering packets implemented by a filtering device comprising a filter configured to determine, by application
of a set of at least one filtering rule, if a packet is authorized to be routed to a destination entity, the process comprising:
a step of generating an authentication token after receipt, by way of a trusted entity, of an initial request from a source
entity, which does not include an authentication token;

a step of modifying the initial request by insertion of said authentication token into this initial request to form a modified
initial request;

a step of forming a response to the initial request, to indicate redirection of the modified initial request so that the modified
initial request is re-issued without going through the trusted entity;

a step of verification of validity of the authentication token in a second redirected request generated from the modified
initial request received by the filtering device, and,
when said authentication token is valid:
a step of adding to said set a second-level filtering rule, authorizing routing of at least one packet to the destination
entity if a source entity for this packet is identical to the source entity for said second request;

a step of sending of the second request to said filter.

US Pat. No. 9,414,124

AUDIOVISUAL SESSION SWITCHOVER FROM A FIRST ACCESS NETWORK TO A SECOND ACCESS NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of switching over an audiovisual session in a telecommunications network comprising at least one first access
network and one second access network, an audiovisual session being in progress, during which at least one user terminal attached
to said first access network and able to attach itself to said second access network receives from a contents server at least
one data stream constituent of an audiovisual content by way of a data stream gateway comprising a first interface to said
first access network and a second output interface to said second access network, wherein said audiovisual content is encoded
in the form of a plurality of scaled data streams comprising a basic stream and at least one enhancement stream, said method,
when said terminal has attached itself to said second access network, comprising the steps:
receiving a request for session switchover to the second access network, said switchover request having been emitted following
a change of a state of attachment of said terminal to said second network;

ordering switchover of said audiovisual session at said data stream gateway from the first output interface to the second
output interface;

recovering information related to a context of said audiovisual session switched over to the second interface;
ordering evaluation at a contents profile server of an adaptation of the audiovisual content quality, that can be supported
by said second interface, of the audiovisual content transmitted for said audiovisual session as a function of said recovered
information related to the context of said audiovisual session switched over to the second interface;

receiving from said contents profile server a response comprising characteristics of an adaptation of the audiovisual content
quality that can be supported by said second interface, said response of said contents profile server indicating a number
of enhancement streams to be activated;

saving context information relating to connections established between said user terminal and said data stream gateway in
respect of said audiovisual session for a predetermined duration; and

requesting to the contents server an update of said data stream emitted during said audiovisual session on the basis of the
received characteristics of an adaptation of the audiovisual content quality that can be supported by said second interface,
so as to ensure said evaluated adaptation of quality.

US Pat. No. 9,379,797

RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MULTIPLE USER ANTENNAS

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A multiantenna radio communications method wherein frequency subbands Bsk, for k=1, . . . , P, are allocated respectively to P user antennas s1, . . . , sP belonging to one or more users, from within a total frequency bandwidth BT, and wherein at least one of the user antennas communicates with a base station over its respective frequency subband Bsk by a signal that has been filtered by time reversal, wherein for at least one pair of user antennas si and sj, where i,j=1, . . . , P and i?j, the respective frequency subbands Bsi and Bsj overlap by a target overlap amount ?Bsi,sj, the target overlap amount ?Bsi,sj being a function of and based at least in part on the correlation between the respective propagation channels of these two
user antennas with the base station, the base station being physically separate from the P user antennas.

US Pat. No. 9,380,101

METHOD OF MANAGING A PLURALITY OF AUDIOVISUAL SESSIONS IN AN IP NETWORK, AND AN ASSOCIATED CONTROL SYSTEM

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of managing a plurality of multimedia sessions involving user terminals connected to an access point of an IP
network including at least one collection node when at least one first session from said plurality of multimedia sessions
is an audiovisual session in progress, during which first session a first user terminal receives from the collection node
an audiovisual content encoded in the form of at least one scalable video coding audiovisual stream via a link between said
access point and said collection node, said scalable video coding audiovisual stream comprising a base layer and at least
one enhancement layer, said method comprising the steps, performed by a control system, of:
receiving, from the access point, a message including a change request relating to a change affecting a second session from
said plurality of multimedia sessions;

recovering information relating to a context of said plurality of sessions, the recovered information including at least a
quantity of resources available on said link, a quantity of resources used by said at least one first session, a quantity
of resources used by the at least one enhancement layer of the scalable audiovisual stream from said at least one first session
in progress, and a minimum quantity of resources required to effect said change in the second session;

evaluating a new distribution of resources between said at least one first session in progress and said second session induced
by the requested change in the second session from the quantity of resources available on the link, the quantity of resources
used by the at least one enhancement layer of the scalable audiovisual stream from said at least one session, a quantity of
resources used by said at least one first session in progress, and the minimum quantity of resources required for said change;

deciding to accept or reject the change request as a function of the result of said evaluation and sending a message containing
said decision; and

in the event of a positive decision, commanding adaptation of the transfer of the audiovisual content effected on said link
during said at least one first session by suppressing at least one enhancement layer from said at least one audiovisual scalable
video coding stream.

US Pat. No. 9,262,052

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY OF A PLURALITY OF ELEMENTS OF A LIST ON A DISPLAY DEVICE

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A control method for controlling the display on a display device of a plurality of elements belonging to a list, wherein,
in a first display mode, information is displayed for said elements of the list, with the element of said list together with
said information being caused to scroll in the first display mode in response to a movement made on a touch interface along
a determined scroll axis;
wherein, starting from the first display mode, said device is caused to consecutively enter multiple additional display modes,
wherein in each consecutive display mode, the information for all of the elements of the list which were displayed in each
of the prior display modes remains displayed simultaneously with additional information for a number of the elements of the
list which is smaller than a number of the elements of the list for which information was displayed in each of the prior display
modes, the additional display modes being triggered in response to a movement made on the touch interface along a trigger
axis distinct from the list scroll axis, in a single direction of movement.

US Pat. No. 9,263,050

ALLOCATION, BY SUB-BANDS, OF BITS FOR QUANTIFYING SPATIAL INFORMATION PARAMETERS FOR PARAMETRIC ENCODING

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
allocating quantization bits for spatial information parameters per frequency sub-band, for a parametric coding or decoding
of a multichannel audio stream representing a sound scene having a plurality of sound sources and including at least one of
quantization or inverse quantization per frequency sub-band of spatial information parameters of the sound sources of the
sound scene, wherein allocating comprises;

estimation by an allocation device of a spatial resolution of a current sub-band on the basis of spectral properties of the
sub-band; and

determination by the allocation device of a number of bits to be allocated to the current sub-band, the number of bits to
be allocated being inversely proportional to the estimated spatial resolution.

US Pat. No. 9,232,074

DEVICE FOR ACCESS TO THE INTERNET VIA A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A device to access the Internet via a mobile communication network, comprising:
a data processing module arranged in a casing;
a flexible cable extending outside the casing and linked to the data processing module, the cable ending in a connector configured
to connect the device to an item of equipment,

wherein the casing comprises at least one main engagement element for the connector, each engagement element comprising a
cavity matching a shape of the connector, wherein the connector engages by translation differing from a direction in which
the connector can engage in a port of an item of equipment for connection, the casing and the cable being configured so that
when the connector is engaged in the main engagement element, the cable forms a loop defining a space between the casing and
the cable to hang the device.

US Pat. No. 9,100,048

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN A MULTI-INPUT AND MULTI-OUTPUT CHANNEL DISTRIBUTING A CODE WORD BETWEEN SEVERAL MAPPING MATRICES, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for sending a source binary sequence comprising at least one source word x, in a transmission channel, wherein
the method comprises the following steps for at least one source word x:
error-correcting encoding of the source word x with a sending device, delivering a code word c;
distributing, by said sending device, bits forming said code word c in at least two matrices called mapping matrices, invertible
and complying with a criterion of uniqueness of cancellation of a syndrome associated with said code word c, so that a unique
code word c corresponding to a unique pair of mapping matrices cancels the syndrome associated with said code word c, said
mapping matrices carrying payload information of the source word x, said distributing being called a matrix mapping step and
implementing a bijective correspondence between bits of said code word c and said at least two mapping matrices; and

successively sending said at least two mapping matrices from said sending device, said criterion of uniqueness of the cancellation
of the syndrome being written as follows, for the matrix mapping step delivering two matrices to be sent M? and M? associated with said code word c:

M?·Ma?1?M?·Mb?1=0,

with (Ma,Mb) being a unique pair of matrices corresponding to said code word c in a perfect case of constant channel transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,066,777

CURING LIGHT DEVICE

Kerr Corporation, Orange...

1. A light device comprising:
a housing;
at least one light emitting device operable for emitting light in a wavelength range suitable for curing a light curable compound;
a tip structure configured to be removably coupled with the housing, the at least one light-emitting device positioned at
a distal end of the tip structure, the tip structure including a heat sink element coupled with the at least one light emitting
device for removal of heat generated by the light emitting device, an end of the heat sink element extending past the proximal
end of the tip structure;

a heat sink element in the housing, the heat sink element of the tip structure thermally coupling with the heat sink element
in the housing when the tip structure is removably coupled with the housing;

the housing including a channel to receive the end of the heat sink element that extends past the tip structure proximal end
for removably coupling the tip structure and the housing;

a power supply circuit positioned in the housing and operably coupled to the at least one light emitting device to power the
device through the tip, the power supply circuit being rechargeable and including at least one ultracapacitor element for
being charged, the power supply circuit including a current source circuit coupled between the ultracapacitor element and
the light-emitting device that is configured to discharge the at least one ultracapacitor element as a current source to drive
the at least one light emitting device;

a charger circuit for charging the at least one ultracapacitor element as a current source, the charger circuit configured
to charge the ultracapacitor element in a generally non-exponential, linear charge function for rapid charging of the at least
one ultracapacitor element.

US Pat. No. 9,782,719

SOLVENTS AND METHODS FOR GAS SEPARATION FROM GAS STREAMS

NRGTEK, INC., Orange, CA...

1. A method of removing acid gases from a gaseous stream, the method comprising mixing an amine-terminated branched PEG polymer
solvent with the gaseous stream.

US Pat. No. 9,723,625

DOWNLINK TRANSMISSION IN A MU-MIMO SYSTEM

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
managing a downlink transmission in a Multi User-Multiple Input Multiple Output MU-MIMO system, the MU-MIMO system comprising
a base station, and a set of remote radio units connected to the base station, the method comprising the following acts performed
by the base station:

obtaining large scale fading data related to a large scale fading over uplink transmission associated with a user equipment
(UE), the act of obtaining comprising sorting remote radio units antennas sensed by the user equipment into two sets Di and
Ui which are expressed as:

Di={j:lij>lik,?k?Ui}

Ui={j:lik>lij,?k?Di}

 where lij refers to an estimation of large scale channel gain from user equipment i to antenna j,

generating a UE-specific channel vector by using the large scale fading data, and
scheduling the downlink transmission in the MU-MIMO system by using the UE-specific channel vector.

US Pat. No. 9,625,087

OUTRIGGER MOUNT

GEM Products, Inc., Oran...

1. A mount comprising:
a body rotatable about a pivot pin;
a handle having a joint with first and second sides, and a pin opening defined within the joint proximate the first side and
distal to the second side, the handle being coupled to the body and adapted to selectively cause the body to rotate in a first
rotational direction and a second rotational direction perpendicular to the first rotational direction, depending on a position
of the handle;

a first mechanism coupled to the body and adapted to cause the body to rotate in the first rotational direction when the handle
is disposed in a first position

a second mechanism coupled to the body and adapted to cause the body to rotate in the second rotational direction when the
handle is disposed in a second position, wherein the first and second mechanisms are selectable by the handle; and

a cap disposed proximate the first side when the first mechanism is selected, and disposed proximate the second side when
the second mechanism is selected.

US Pat. No. 9,596,625

TECHNIQUE FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENT AND A DATA NETWORK IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of communication in a packet mode communication network between a user equipment and a data network, a session
having been established between said user equipment and a packet gateway for access to the data network, called a P-GW, by
way of an access network, said method comprising the following steps implemented by said P-GW:
a step of detecting a request for access to a service on the basis of at least one packet transmitted by the user equipment
by the established session;

a first step of determining as a function of at least one criterion that a new session has to be established;
a step of transmitting to a mobility management entity a request regarding establishment of said new session;and the following steps implemented by said mobility management entity:
a second step of determining another P-GW as a function of at least one item relating to the user equipment, said other gateway
being suitable for the service requested by the user equipment; and

a step of triggering establishment of said new session between the user equipment and said other P-GW, said establishment
being initiated by an entity of the packet mode communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,539,771

DEVICE FOR MAKING A PART OF A COMPOSITE MATERIAL BY RESIN-TRANSFER MOULDING

SOCIETE LORRAINE DE CONST...

1. A device for making a part in composite material by resin-injection molding comprising a manufacturing mold in which a
blank of the part capable of being impregnated with resin is intended to be placed, the blank having a planar base with at
least one protrusion, wherein the manufacturing mold is subdivided into a matrix and one or several mobile structural elements
intended to be indexed on the matrix, wherein the at least one protrusion is surrounded by the structural elements and a portion
of the at least one protrusion not covered by the structural elements is disposed beneath a covering element, the whole forms,
after assembly, an imprint corresponding to a shape of the part to be manufactured, wherein the structural elements are capable
of ensuring a role of a vent, further including injection means positioned on a dispensing grid and being distributed over
a surface of the mold configured for promoting diffusion of the resin in a transverse and/or laminar way, such that the structural
elements are capable of guaranteeing compaction of the blank and proportioning of the relevant areas by the structural elements
in the mould in a homogeneous way.

US Pat. No. 9,510,265

ROUTING METHOD AND A UNIT FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN VEHICLES

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A routing method performed by a unit forming a node in a network made up of a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:
receiving or generating a message including destination geographical position data representing the geographical position
of a destination node of the message; and

transmitting said message to a neighboring node selected from a plurality of neighboring nodes as a function of said geographical
position of the destination node and as a function of a location table, said location table including the geographical position
of at least one neighboring node;

wherein the method further comprises:
receiving path data from a neighboring node which is on board a first vehicle and which is one of the plurality of neighboring
nodes, the path data representing a planned path for said first vehicle; and

updating said location table as a function of said path data.

US Pat. No. 9,462,608

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR REGULATING TRANSMISSION IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of regulating sending implemented by a station, having at least one packet to be sent via a communication network,
participating in at least one tournament composed of a succession of selection rounds, the method comprising,
obtaining by said station, for each selection round of a first tournament, a first binary value assigned to said station,
representative either of an authorization to send, or of a prohibition to send,

sending, on completion of the first tournament, said at least one packet by said station when said station determines, as
a function of at least one of the first binary values assigned to said station for said selection rounds of the first tournament,
that said station is authorized to send,

said at least one packet sent by said station comprising data representative of a succession of the first binary values, assigned
to said station for said selection rounds.

US Pat. No. 9,455,986

METHOD OF AUTHENTICATING A DEVICE TO ACCESS A SERVICE

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
authenticating a user of a first device while accessing a service offered by a service provider, the first device forming
part of a group of devices in a local network that includes a second device of the user having an identification module for
identifying and authenticating the user with the service, wherein authenticating a user comprises:

a prior broadcast step during which the second device broadcasts to the first device its ability to supply proof of an authentication;
and, when the first device seeks to authenticate itself, the method further comprises:
a request step of the first device requesting the second device for proof of successful authentication with the service, the
proof including an identity of the user of the second device;

a transmission step of the second device transmitting the proof to the first device; and
an authentication step of authenticating the user of the first device with the service on the basis of the received proof
using the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,453,755

TDR FLUID LEVEL SENSOR

Meggitt (Orange County), ...

1. A system for accurately measuring fluid level in a vessel, comprising:
an elongated portion being a coaxial tube having a hollow center and a first conductive outer shell;
a shaped coaxial arm comprising a second conductive outer shell; and
a sensor comprising a transmitter capable of creating and transmitting an excitation electromagnetic pulse for traversing
the elongated portion and the arm, and a receiver for receiving a reflected pulse,

wherein a proximate end of the elongated portion physically joins a distal end of the arm in a manner to create a continuous
waveguide comprising the arm and the elongated portion for an electromagnetic pulse provided by the sensor, the sensor further
comprises power supply circuitry, digital logic, and analog circuitry,

wherein the digital logic further comprises a processor, wherein the processor further comprises:
logic configured to initiate the transmitter for sending the excitation electromagnetic pulse,
logic configured to synchronize the receiver to the transmit pulse, and
logic configured to determine temperature of the fluid by measuring actual dielectric constant of the fluid and comparing
the measured actual dielectric constant of the fluid to a list of fluids having known dielectric constant values.

US Pat. No. 9,455,862

FREQUENCY SYNCHRONIZATION FOR AN OFDM OPTICAL RECEIVER

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for receiving an optical signal comprising:
an act of coherent detection of the optical signal, delivering a received multicarrier signal, and
an act of processing the received multicarrier signal comprising an act of estimating a frequency offset affecting said received
multicarrier signal relative to a corresponding sender multicarrier signal, said offset being strictly greater than an inter-carrier
spacing of said sender multicarrier signal, wherein said act of estimating implements two sub-acts comprising:

a sub-act of determining an integer part of the frequency offset, equal to a multiple of said inter-carrier spacing;
a sub-act of determining a fractional part of the frequency offset, equal to a fraction of said inter-carrier spacing;and wherein said sub-act of determining the integer part of the frequency offset implements a measurement, in the spectral
domain, of an offset between a position of at least one specific carrier of said sender multicarrier signal and a position
of a corresponding specific carrier or carriers in said received multicarrier signal.

US Pat. No. 9,392,546

METHOD FOR DEACTIVATING AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT OF AN ENTITY OF A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, CORRESPONDING DEVICE AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for deactivating at least one component of an entity of a wireless communications network comprising a plurality
of entities, said communications network being organized into a plurality of communications layers comprising a physical layer,
wherein the method comprises, at the physical layer, steps of:
receiving a header of a data frame extracted from a signal being received with a recipient entity;
decoding at least a signaling field of said header delivering at least one piece of information representative of at least
one addressee entity for said frame, said at least one piece of information taking account of a result of a hash function
applied on only an Association Identifier of said at least one addressee entity and a Basic Service Set Identifier; and

deactivating at least one component of said recipient entity for said header, when the piece of information representative
of said at least one addressee entity designates an entity other than said recipient entity.

US Pat. No. 9,301,091

MEDIATION SERVER FOR A GEOPOSITIONING SERVICE IN A NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A mediation method implemented by a mediation server in a communications network, the method comprising:
obtaining by said mediation server an identifier of a first terminal seeking to obtain a location for a second terminal;
verifying by said mediation server whether said second terminal is configured to determine its own geolocation; and if so:
obtaining by said mediation server a location obtained locally in the second terminal;
verifying by said mediation server said locally-obtained location, by comparing it with a real location of said second terminal
obtained by said mediation server from a trusted location server; and

communicating said locally-obtained location of the second terminal to the first terminal if said locally obtained location
is verified as being valid.

US Pat. No. 9,291,703

METHOD AND A DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING THE POSITION OF A TRANSPONDER

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
identifying a position of a terminal relative to a transponder fitted with a circuit presenting a load impedance, said terminal
receiving signals from the transponder through a single antenna and circuit, wherein identifying comprises:

a step of the terminal receiving through the single antenna and circuit a first signal relating to the load impedance of the
transponder;

a step of obtaining a second signal from the first signal;
a step of determining a position indication about the position of the single antenna and circuit of the terminal relative
to the transponder and based on calculating a distance variation from the second signal, including:

measuring a position indication of the terminal at a first instant;
measuring a position indication of the terminal at a second instant; and
evaluating a distance variation from the first measurement and the second measurement; and
a step of delivering a third signal as a function of the distance variation as determined, suitable for informing a user of
the terminal about a variation of said position indication relative to an earlier position indication.

US Pat. No. 9,293,058

VEHICLE CREW TRAINING SYSTEM FOR GROUND AND AIR VEHICLES

Raydon Corporation, Port...

1. A computer-based simulation system for training vehicle crew members for operation of a vehicle, the simulation system
comprising:
a plurality of self-contained crewman modules, configured to simulate the operation of the vehicle, configured to be connected
to one another by a network, wherein each crewman module comprises:

a self-contained physical structure configured to provide a position for only an individual crew member, dedicated to a simulation
of a single distinct crew station of the vehicle, and configured to operate while geographically separated from at least one
other of the plurality of self-contained crewman modules; and

a mechanical mockup within the self-contained physical structure, configured to dedicate the module to the simulation of the
single distinct crew station.

US Pat. No. 9,232,480

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER IN MOBILE NETWORKS

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for controlling power in a mobile network, said method comprising, for each server station s, where s=1, . . .
, A, belonging to a group of A server stations, where A?2, each emitting with a power Ps(b), where b=1, . . . , B, within B sub-bands of frequencies, with B?1, the following steps:
a) reception, from mobile terminals served by said server station s, of measurements of radio parameters performed by these
mobile terminals,

b) calculation of at least one predetermined value Vs,t(b), where b?[1, . . . , B] and t?[1, . . . , A], by means of said measurements,

c) transmission to at least one other server station t, or a device associated with this server station t, of the respective
value Vs,t(b), and reception, from at least said server station t or by said associated device, of the analogous value Vt,s(b),

d) calculation, by means of at least said value Vt,s(b), of the derivatives


 where U is a predetermined utility function for said network, and
e) update of the transmission powers Ps(b) so as to reduce the value of said utility function U,
wherein:
the utility function U=U(?1, . . . , ?A) is an increasing function of the load ?s, where s=1, . . . , A, defined over a predetermined period of time T, of each server station of said group, said load ?s depending on the intensities of traffic arriving in the geographical area Ds served by the server station s and on the data rates delivered by this server station, and

said value Vt,s(b) is representative of the quantity


US Pat. No. 9,166,858

METHOD FOR MODULATING AN OQAM TYPE MULTI-CARRIER SIGNAL, AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM AND MODULATOR

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of modulation delivering an OQAM type multicarrier signal, comprising:
implementing by a modulator device a step of transformation, from the frequency domain to the time domain, of a set of M real
data symbols delivering a set of M transformed symbols, called a complete transformation step,

said complete transformation step comprising the following sub-steps performed by the modulator device:
applying a partial Fourier transform to the set of M real data symbols delivering a first subset of C transformed symbols
of said set of M transformed symbols with C being strictly smaller than M; and

obtaining, from said first subset, a second subset of (M-C) transformed symbols of said set of M transformed symbols, said
second subset of (M-C) transformed symbols being the subset complementary to said first subset of C transformed symbols of
said set of M transformed symbols, wherein obtaining determines a first part of said second subset from a first part of said
first subset, in using a first mathematical relationship, and determines a second part of said second subset from a second
part of said first subset, in using a second mathematical relationship, and wherein said first and second parts of said first
subset, and said second subset respectively are complementary,

wherein, for a prototype filter with a length L equal to qM+2p, with q and p being integers such that q?0 and 0?p?M/2?1 and
M divisible by 4,

if 0?p?M/4?1, then said first mathematical relationship is expressed in the form uM/2+2p?k?1,n=(?1)nuk,n*, for an integer k such that 0?k?M/4+p?1 and

said second mathematical relationship is expressed in the form u3M/4+p?k?1,n=(?1)nu3M/4+p+k,n*, for an integer k such that 0?k?M/4?p?1,

else if M/4?p?M/2?1, then said first mathematical relationship is expressed in the form u2p?M/2?k?1,n=(?1)nuk,n*, for an integer k such that 0?k?p?M/4?1 and
said second mathematical relationship is expressed in the form uM?k?1,n=(?1)nu2p?M/2+k,n*, for an integer k such that 0?k?3M/4?p?1,with:
um,n a transformed symbol associated with the output with index m of the complete transformation step at an instant n;

* the conjugate operator.

US Pat. No. 9,161,274

METHOD OF PROCESSING A REQUEST TO HAND OVER A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TWO ACCESS NETWORKS

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of processing a request performed by a first connection entity for connecting a first access network to a core
network, the method comprising:
receiving a handover request to hand over to the first access network a call set up by a terminal on a second access network,
the request being received from the terminal over the first access network and comprising:

an identifier of the communication;
information about a media session associated with the communication over the first access network; and
information representative of at least one treatment to be applied to a media session associated with the communication on
the second access network;

identifying from the handover request a second connection entity for connecting the second access network to the core network
through which the communication set up over the second access network is passing;

transmitting the communication identifier and the information representative of said at least one treatment to the second
entity as identified in this way in order to apply said at least one treatment; and

transferring the handover request to the core network together with the information about the media session and an identifier
of the communication in the core network as obtained with the help of the communication identifier received from the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,160,547

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING A DATA FLOW TRANSFER

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for managing a transfer of a data stream received by a mobile terminal of a first network to a second network,
said terminal having subscribed to at least one multicasting group receiving said data stream, and being connected to said
first network by way of a first router, the first router being an access router for the first network, said method comprising:
detecting, by a second router, an arrival of said terminal in said second network, said second router being an access router
for the second network;

obtaining, by said second router, information relating to at least one multicasting group to which said terminal has subscribed,
based on said second router reading from a subscription table readable by the first router and by the second router;

receiving said data stream by said second router, based on said information obtained; and
retransmitting the data stream to said terminal.
US Pat. No. 9,149,534

COMPOSITION USING CROSS-LINKED HYALURONIC ACID FOR TOPICAL COSMETIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

Luromed LLC, Orangeburg,...

1. A topical composition comprising: hylan B in a non-equilibrium form and antiseptic agent deliverable topically, and wherein
hylan B is loaded by swelling with antiseptic agent, alone or in combination with another substance, whereby the antiseptic,
alone or in combination with the substance, becomes entrapped within the hylan B gel matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,059,752

MULTICELLULAR COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATIONS IN A DECENTRALIZED NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of wireless telecommunication wherein an access point transmits a signal to at least one terminal via a transmission
channel;
the telecommunications method being used in a system comprising at least:
first and second access points;
first and second terminals that may be serviced by said first and second access points; and
the first terminal being adapted to estimate first transmission channels between said first terminal and said first and second
access points and the second terminal being adapted to estimate second transmission channels between said second terminal
and said first and second access points;

and wherein:
the first and second access points schedule the servicing of the terminals according to a predetermined criterion common to
the first and second access points;

a cooperation cluster comprising at least said access points jointly servicing said terminals is defined;
said system further comprises one or more access points not belonging to said cooperation cluster;
the method comprising:
a. estimating, by the first terminal, said first transmission channels, and, by the second terminal, said second transmission
channels;

b. communicating to the first and second access points a first indication concerning said first transmission channels by said
first terminal and a second indication concerning said second transmission channels by said second terminal;

c. independently scheduling said servicing of the terminals by the first and second access points using transmission parameters
based on said first and second indications; and

d. jointly servicing said terminals by the first and second access points;
wherein:
the first indication and the second indication respectively comprise information relating to a signal-to-interference plus
noise ratio associated with the first and second terminals; and

the power of the signal in a signal-to-interference plus noise ratio associated with the terminal is defined as a sum of powers
received by said terminal from the access points belonging to the cooperation cluster and power of interference in a signal-to-interference
plus noise ratio associated with a terminal is defined as a sum of the powers received by said terminal from the access points
not belonging to said cooperation cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,143,020

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING A COMMUNICATION

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of establishing a communication between at least one caller terminal and a called terminal, comprising:detecting, by the caller terminal, a user interaction requesting the establishment of a communication with the called terminal;
obtaining a first piece of communication context information relating to the caller terminal, said first piece of communication context information corresponding to information on connectivity of the caller terminal and/or to at least one communications application installed on the caller terminal;
obtaining at least a second piece of communication context information relating to the called terminal, said second piece of communication context information corresponding to information on connectivity of the called terminal and/or to at least one communications application installed on the called terminal;
determining a communication service to be used for establishing said requested communication with the called terminal, the determination being carried out based on at least the first piece of communication context information and the second piece of communication context information;
sending, to the called terminal, a communication request according to the communication service determined;
wherein, when the called terminal is connected to a third communications network which is different from a second communications network over which the communication service determined is implemented, the method further comprises sending, for the attention of the called terminal, a request for connection of the called terminal to the second communications network, such that the called terminal connects to the second communications network.

US Pat. No. 9,839,052

METHOD FOR ADAPTING A LINK FOR SELECTING A FRAME TRANSMISSION MODE AND CORRESPONDING WI-FI ACCESS POINT

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A link adaptation method comprising:
using a selection criterion for selecting a transmission mode for transmitting physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) frames
to be transmitted over a channel of a telecommunications system having an access point and at least one station possessing
various transmission modes associated with different instantaneous bit rates, access to the channel being of the random type,
wherein selecting a transmission mode makes use of a time occupancy metric ? for the channel that is expressed in the following
form:


with tacc being the mean access time to the channel over the observation window, ttram being the time needed to transit a PPDU frame using the transmission mode m, and being expressed in the following form:


with Data being the load in bytes of a physical layer service data unit (PSDU) for transmitting in the PPDU frame, and Datarate
being the instantaneous data rate corresponding to the transmission mode m being used.

US Pat. No. 9,628,016

ELECTRICAL APPARATUS AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Craig Lamascus, Orange, ...

1. A system comprising:
an AC motor having an input and an output adapted to be connected to a changing load;
a variable frequency AC drive having an input adapted to be electrically coupled to an electric power grid and an output electrically
connected to the input of the AC electric motor;

said variable frequency AC drive including an active converter having a predetermined maximum apparent power capacity and
an inverter connected to the converter and an output connected to the AC motor to provide reactive power to the motor;

a programmed controller coupled to said converter to regulate reactive power generation and consumption of the variable frequency
AC drive so that said drive produces reactive power when said converter is utilizing less than said converter's maximum apparent
power capacity, said reactive power being generated without compromising the ability of the drive to provide real power as
demanded by said load, said reactive power being fed to the power grid;

wherein the programmed controller has a selectable mode control that establishes which one or more than one of a plurality
of control strategies is employed, said strategies governing the combination of reactive power and real power to avoid the
apparent power exceeding the maximum apparent power capacity of the active converter;

wherein the programmed control strategies include (1) a first control strategy where the load on the motor changes slowly,
(2) a second control strategy where the load changes rapidly, and (3) a third control strategy where the load is cyclic; and

a device that monitors current and voltage from the power grid and generates a reference signal corresponding to a power factor
for a system in which the apparatus is connected, and the controller is programmed to respond to said signal.

US Pat. No. 9,509,698

METHOD OF ESTABLISHING A TRUST RELATIONSHIP FOR SHARING RESOURCES BETWEEN TWO TENANTS IN A CLOUD NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of sharing resources between a trustee tenant in a cloud network and a trustor tenant in the cloud network, the
method comprising:
receiving, by a trust builder module, a requirement file from the trustee tenant in the cloud network, said requirement file
including at least one permission desired by said trustee tenant in the cloud network;

searching, by the trust builder module, a storage zone for at least one opportunity file sent by the trustor tenant in the
cloud network, said at least one opportunity file including said at least one permission; and

storing, by the trust builder module, information representative of a trust relationship for sharing resources between said
trustee and trustor tenants in the cloud network;

receiving, by a reception module, from the trustee tenant in the cloud network a request to benefit from a permission to access
a resource;

identifying, by an identification module, a virtual role of the trustee tenant in the cloud network;
verifying, by a verification module, that the trustor tenant in the cloud network includes a role that offers said permission
and that the trust relationship for sharing resources has been established between the trustor tenant in the cloud network
and the trustee tenant in the cloud network, said verification comprising determining that said virtual role of the trustee
tenant in the cloud network points to said role of the trustor tenant in the cloud network; and

authorizing or denying, by an access control module, said access as a function of whether it is determined during said verification
that the trustor tenant in the cloud network includes the role that offers said permission and that the trust relationship
for sharing resources has been established between the trustor tenant in the cloud network and the trustee tenant in the cloud
network.

US Pat. No. 9,480,529

AESTHETIC TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHOD

1. An aesthetic treatment device for treatment of a predetermined area of skin by contacting a surface of the skin, the aesthetic
treatment device comprising:
a handpiece comprising:
an optical bench;
multiple treatment laser modules configured to emit laser beams having different wavelengths, and mounted on a circumference
of the optical bench;

focusing optics configured to focus the multiple laser beams to a focal point where the multiple laser beams intersect under
the skin;

an imaging device having an optical axis; and
a bearing comprising a spherical portion;
a illumination system configured to lie on the predetermined area of skin during the treatment, the illumination system having
an aperture along the optical axis that enables the multiple laser beams to reach the focal point under the skin, wherein
the illumination system has multiple illumination light sources disposed around a periphery of the aperture and configured
to emit and propagate multiple illumination beams having different wavelengths in the UV to infrared range across the aperture
over the predetermined area of skin and in a parallel direction to the skin surface, wherein the imaging device is configured
to detect the wavelengths of the multiple illumination beams of the illumination system and is configured to discern features
on or under the predetermined area of skin within the aperture, wherein the bearing is configured to allow for scanning the
focal point across the predetermined area of skin by manually pivoting the handpiece relative to the illumination system;
and
a pulse generator to control power output of the multiple treatment laser modules based upon the treatment to be applied to
the predetermined area of skin.

US Pat. No. 9,461,808

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA PACKETS, AND CORRESPONDING STATIONS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of transmitting data packets to a WiFi access network with sharing of a multiband channel among WiFi stations,
a first band being a “transmission” band, and a second band being a “signaling” band, a station accessing the channel for
transmitting data of a stream after using a counter to decrement a backoff value, the method comprising:
a reception step of receiving backoff count values sent successively over the signaling channel by the various stations relating
to their various streams;

a comparison step of comparing the received backoff count values with one another in order to detect identical values;
in the event of there being identical values between a plurality of stations, a determination step of determining at least
one new backoff count value that is different from all the received backoff count values; and

a step of decrementing by a backoff counter a count value taking account of the at least one new backoff count value before
a data packet transmission step.

US Pat. No. 9,461,907

DATA ROUTING

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A routing device comprising:
a computer readable medium comprising a routing table stored thereon, the routing table comprising a set of entries, each
entry comprising:

a content name attribute containing a content name value identifying a content,
a faces attribute containing a faces value identifying a set of devices storing data related to the content name value, and,
a mask type attribute containing a mask type value identifying a type of mask to be used for performing a routing table lookup;
and

the routing device being configured to perform a routing table lookup, the routing table lookup comprising determining a covering
relation between the content name value of the said entry and a content name value to be searched, said determining a covering
relation comprising abstracting the content name value to be searched according to the entry of the routing table, a length
of bytes to be abstracted being equal to the length of the content name value in the entry, a starting byte of the abstracting
being determined by the mask type value of the entry,

the routing device being further configured to update the routing table depending on the determined covering relation.

US Pat. No. 9,413,590

METHOD FOR MANAGEMENT OF A SECURED TRANSFER SESSION THROUGH AN ADDRESS TRANSLATION DEVICE, CORRESPONDING SERVER AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of traversal of an address translation device in a network comprising:
assigning a first address to a first traversal server,
assigning a second address, distinct from the first address, to a second traversal server,
obtaining by said first traversal server said second address, and
implementing traversal functions by using said first and second addresses,
wherein implementing traversal functions comprises:
a) upon the first traversal server receiving a request for opening a communication session, performing acts of:
sending, by said first traversal server, a request for opening the communication session to said second traversal server;
generating said communication session by said second traversal server;
transmission of at least one first piece of information representing said communication session to said first traversal server,
by said second traversal server;

storage by said first traversal server of said at least one piece of information representing said communication session;
and

transmission of at least one second piece of information representing said communications session to a client terminal by
said first traversal server, and

b) implementing a communication phase using the at least one first and second pieces of information representing said session,
comprising:

receiving by said first traversal server a communication request from the client terminal requiring a response from the second
address; and

transmitting by the first traversal server a communication request to said second traversal server in such a way that the
second traversal server sends the response to said client terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,258,157

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MAPPING BIT SEQUENCES

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of mapping a plurality of different bit sequences to a plurality of different signal points in a constellation,
the number of bit sequences being greater than the number of signal points, said method comprising, for a device in a telecommunication
network, the acts of:
determining by a determining unit of the device, for each signal point in the constellation, a number of bit sequences to
be mapped to said each signal point, the numbers of bit sequences being distributed according to a discrete Gaussian distribution
among the constellation, and

selecting by a selecting unit of the device in the plurality of bit sequences, for each signal point in the constellation,
a set comprising the determined number of bit sequences that minimize the maximal Hamming distance among the selected sets.

US Pat. No. 9,253,313

METHOD TO MANAGE MULTIPLE CALLER IDENTITIES IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
providing to a recipient end point a caller identification or CID from a calling end point, the calling end point comprising
a default CID and at least one profile, said profile corresponding to an additional CID, wherein providing comprises, for
a profile service node, acts of:

receiving a call setup message from the calling end point, the call setup message comprising the profile and corresponding
to a requested call from the calling end point to the recipient end point,

in response to receiving the call setup message, allocating a temporary end point for the requested call, wherein the temporary
end point comprises corresponding contact data with which the calling end point can reach the temporary end point by placing
a call to the temporary end point,

in response to receiving the call setup message, sending the contact data for the allocated temporary end point to the calling
end point,

processing a first call from the calling end point to the temporary end point made using the contact data, and identifying
the first call as a first leg of the requested call from the calling endpoint to the recipient end point,

processing a second call to the recipient end point using the additional CID as the calling CID, the second call being processed
as a second leg of the requested call from the calling endpoint to the recipient end point, and

joining the first and second calls to complete the requested call from the calling end point to the recipient end point.

US Pat. No. 9,253,091

METHOD FOR PROCESSING A REQUEST IN AN INFORMATION-CENTRIC COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for processing a content request by a forwarding device in a communication network implementing name based forwarding,
the device comprising a plurality of interfaces capable of receiving at least one content request and at least one data packet
associated with a content, and a forwarding information base adapted to determine, as a function of a requested content name,
at least one interface to which to forward the content request, said method comprising:
receiving the content request through a first interface of the device,
if the device is not capable of providing said data packet associated with the content, searching for the name of the content
in a pending interest table associated with the first interface, via which the request was received, wherein the pending interest
table is implemented by a counting Bloom filter, the filter being a table of m counters,

in the event that the content name does not appear in the pending interest table associated with the first interface, storing
the name of the requested content in said table, wherein storing the name of the content comprises:

application of a determined number of hash functions h1, . . . , hk to the name of the content, the applied functions respectively
producing a number lying between 0 and m?1, and

an increment of one of the counters of the filter which are associated with indices of the filter, said indices being equal
to the respective values produced by the hash functions, and

sending the request through at least one second interface, said second interface being determined as a function of the name
of the requested content on the basis of the forwarding information base of said device.

US Pat. No. 9,234,517

PUMP CONTROL DEVICE, OIL WELL WITH DEVICE AND METHOD

HAROLD WELLS ASSOCIATES, ...

1. An oil well comprising
a pumping unit including a rod extending below ground level into an oil well formation,
an AC electrical motor that moves the rod through a stroke cycle having an upstroke and a downstroke, said motor being operably
connected to the rod through a drive mechanism that operably connects the motor to the rod and rotates a drive shaft of the
motor through a known number of revolutions with each stroke cycle,

a first sensor that provides an end of stroke signal each time the rod is at an end of the downstroke during each stroke cycle
of the rod,

an AC drive that provides electrical energy from an AC power grid to the motor, said AC drive being capable of decreasing
motor speed by transferring electrical energy to the power grid and increasing motor speed by transferring electrical energy
from the power grid to the motor,

a well manager control unit that controls the operation of the oil well in response to conditions of the oil well and provides
for each stroke cycle of the rod a speed signal corresponding to an optimum average motor speed to maximize oil production
under the then present well conditions,

said AC drive being controlled by a microprocessor with an input at which the speed signal is received and an input at which
the end of stroke signal is received,

said microprocessor being programmed
to vary the instantaneous velocity of the motor based on (i) the speed signal and (ii) a calculated position of the rod over
the course of each stroke cycle, increasing and decreasing the motor speed to maximize fluid production and minimize tension
in the rod on the upstroke and maximize tension in the rod on the downstroke, a determination of rod position being initiated
each time said end of stroke signal is received,

to set the motor at a predetermined minimum speed whenever the rod position indicates a rotation greater than said known number
of revolutions and the end of stroke signal has not been received, and after setting the motor speed at said predetermined
minimum speed and once again receiving the end of stroke signal, to vary the instantaneous velocity of the motor based on
(i) the speed signal and (ii) a calculated rod position.

US Pat. No. 9,210,723

TRANSMISSION CONTROL IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A transmission control method able to be implemented by a first station participating in a tournament comprising a maximum
number of rounds of selecting stations having authorization to transmit a data frame, said first station having at least one
data frame to transmit via a wireless telecommunication network, the method comprising:
conducting a round (k) of selecting stations, wherein said round (k) comprises:
drawing a random binary value (r(k)) representative either of an authorization to transmit or of a prohibition to transmit
said data frame; and when said value represents an authorization to transmit:

transmitting an information signal into said network, in order to indicate to other stations that said first station has obtained
a value representing an authorization to transmit;

wherein the transmission of said information signal is carried out at least partly during the transmission of a data frame
into said network;

and wherein, when said value represents a prohibition to transmit, said first station does not participate in additional selection
rounds in said tournament if it detects, by listening to the wireless telecommunication network, that another station has
transmitted a signal indicating that said other station wants to transmit a data packet;

repeating said round until said maximum number of rounds has been reached;
wherein, when said maximum number of rounds has been reached, a station authorized to transmit a data frame transmits a data
frame.

US Pat. No. 9,108,769

ARTICLES DISPENSER

Professional Disposables ...

1. A dispenser comprising:
a housing;
an adapter within the housing and configured to be removably coupled to a container, the adapter comprising:
a base having a substantially planar surface and an arm extending from the surface;
a collar on the arm and movable with respect to the arm; and
a sleeve on the arm and contacting the collar, wherein the adapter can be moved between an insertion orientation in which
the sleeve has a first outer diameter and has a first surface that is directly adjacent the arm and located a first distance
from the arm and a coupling orientation in which the sleeve has a second outer diameter that is greater than the first outer
diameter and in which a portion of the first surface is located a second distance from the arm, wherein the second distance
is greater than the first distance; and

an actuator for moving the adapter between the insertion orientation and the coupling orientation, wherein the actuator is
generally between the planar surface of the base and the collar when the dispenser is in the coupling orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,052,161

PERSPECTIVE TRACKING SYSTEM

Raydon Corporation, Port...

1. A perspective tracking system comprising:
a computer-based perspective tracking device; and
an array of emitters configured to define at least one area of interest based on emitted signals from at least two emitters
in the array of emitters;

wherein the computer-based perspective tracking device is configured to determine a spatial position, orientation, and size
of the area of interest based on the emitted signals from the array of emitters;

wherein the computer-based perspective tracking device is configured to capture a plurality of image frames of said at least
one area of interest;

wherein the computer-based perspective tracking system is configured to analyze said plurality of image frames to determine
a motion formulae of the computer-based perspective tracking device, and

wherein the computer-based perspective tracking system is configured to measure a light intensity of each of the at least
two emitters in the array of emitters over a detection threshold and apply a correction equation to the light intensity measurement
that yields temperature-based offsets.

US Pat. No. 9,924,448

DEVICE FOR SHORT-RANGE COMMUNICATION, ADAPTED TO PROVIDE ACCESS TO A REMOTE SERVICE

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A hub device, comprising:
an interface configured for communicating with a terminal using a short-range wireless connection;
a circuit configured for:
connecting to a remote service;
receiving from the terminal a request to access the remote service, the access request comprising identification parameters
for said service,

storing in memory the identification parameters of the request received, in order to send to the remote service a second access
request including the identification parameters,

upon response from the remote service to the second request, transferring data relating to the service,
and wherein the identification parameters of the request received from the terminal are stored temporarily in the memory,
and wherein the hub device comprises a plurality of connection ports, and wherein the hub device is further configured for:
identifying a port of the hub device based on the request, and
upon response from the remote service to the second request, associating the identified port with the remote service.
US Pat. No. 9,849,167

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR COMBINATION THERAPY WITH DENGUE VIRUS AND DENDRITIC CELLS

PRIMEVAX IMMUNO-ONCOLOGY,...

1. A method for reducing or treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, comprising subcutaneously administering to the subject
an effective amount of a Dengue Virus as an adjuvant to an immunotherapy for treatment of cancer, wherein the Dengue Virus
is present in an amount of 103 pfu/ml to 108 pfu/ml.

US Pat. No. 9,532,853

SELF-LIGATING ORTHODONTIC BRACKET AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Ormco Corporation, Orang...

1. An orthodontic bracket for coupling an archwire with a tooth, comprising:
a bracket body configured to be mounted to the tooth, the bracket body including an aperture and a base surface at least partially
defining an archwire slot;

a slide member movable relative to the bracket body between an opened position, a first ligating position, and a second ligating
position, and including a bore, wherein in the first ligating position and in the second ligating position, a surface of the
slide member bounds the archwire slot on a side generally opposite to the base surface; and

a resilient member extending from the aperture into the bore to slidably couple the slide member to the bracket body and being
configured to bias the slide member toward the base surface of the archwire slot in at least one of the first and second ligating
positions,

wherein in the first ligating position, the base surface of the archwire slot and the surface of the slide member are separated
by a first distance and, in the second ligating position, the base surface of the archwire slot and the slide member are separated
by a second distance that is different from the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,491,273

SHELL FOR MOBILE TELEPHONE WITH NFC FUNCTIONALITY

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A shell for a mobile telephone, said mobile telephone being able to comprise a subscriber identity card;
said mobile telephone having a front face exhibiting a user interface, and a rear face; and the shell having an internal surface
and an external surface;

said shell having a shape adapted for removably receiving the mobile telephone so that the rear face of the mobile telephone
is held along the internal surface of the shell;

wherein the internal surface comprises:
a first recess adapted for releasably holding a near-field communication device and an associated antenna; and
a second recess adapted for guiding at least a portion of a wire-based interface intended to link the near-field communication
device in the first recess to the subscriber identity card in a drawer of the mobile telephone; and

wherein the shape presents a curved edge in the area where the wire-based interface is intended to enter inside the mobile
telephone, wherein the second recess runs along the internal surface of the shape on the curved edge in said area along a
path which enables one end of the wire-based interface to be connected to the subscriber identity card inside the mobile telephone
and another end of the wire-based interface to be connected to the near-field communication device outside the mobile telephone
in the first recess.

US Pat. No. 9,489,964

EFFECTIVE PRE-ECHO ATTENUATION IN A DIGITAL AUDIO SIGNAL

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method of processing attenuation of pre-echo in a digital audio signal engendered on the basis of a transform-based coding,
wherein the method comprises the following acts performed by a processing device:
receiving a decoded signal from a decoder device that has decoded the digital audio signal into the decoded signal;
detection of an attack position in the decoded signal;
determination of a pre-echo zone preceding the attack position detected in the decoded signal;
calculation of attenuation factors per sub-block of the pre-echo zone, as a function at least of a frame of the decoded digital
signal in which the attack has been detected and of a previous frame of the decoded digital signal;

attenuation of pre-echo in the sub-blocks of the pre-echo zone by the corresponding attenuation factors; and
application of filtering of spectral shaping of the pre-echo zone on the current frame until as far as the detected position
of the attack to produce a processed signal in which the pre-echo attenuation has been performed, the filtering being a zero-phase
finite impulse response filtering with transfer function:

c(n)z?1+(1?2c(n))+c(n)z.

US Pat. No. 9,306,929

VERTICAL SOCIAL NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method comprising:
managing access to a social network from a mobile device, said mobile device comprising a user ID, wherein the managing is
executed by a server, said server managing the accesses for a plurality of social networks, each social network being associated
with a location and a time window, and wherein managing comprises:

receiving a request from the mobile device to join a social network, said request comprising at least information on the location
of the mobile device and the user ID;

gathering a timestamp associated with the received request;
retrieving at least one social network associated with the location of the mobile device and a time window comprising the
time indicated by the timestamp; and

registering the user ID in association to the at least one social network,
wherein the information on the location of the mobile device comprises information gathered by the mobile device from a NFC
tag, which dynamically generates a code to be integrated into said request, said code being retrieved by the server to retrieve
the time-stamp of the reading of the NFC tag by the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,283,057

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING IMPLANTS

MID CORP., West Orange, ...

1. A bone implant comprising
i. a head component for securing the implant into a bone, wherein the head component has a proximal end and distal end and
is adapted along its entire length to be implanted entirely in the bone, wherein the proximal end has a long direction and
a short direction both orthogonal to the length of the head component, and the head component is adapted for orienting the
long direction parallel to a long axis of the bone;

ii. one or more bone attachment components including a first bone attachment component, each independent of and separate from
the head component for securing the implant into a bone, wherein each bone attachment component has a proximal end and a distal
end and is adapted along its entire length to be implanted in the bone and includes an internally threaded bore hole for receiving
a connector component;

wherein the head component is further adapted to be secured to each of the bone attachment components with the connector components
at the time of initial implantation of the bone attachment component and the head component into the bone; and

wherein the first bone attachment component oriented at a tilt angle to the proximal end of the head component is secured
to the head component at the tilt angle, wherein the tilt angle is an acute angle between the length direction of the head
component and an axis of rotation of the first bone attachment component; and

iii. an abutment adapted to be secured independently to the head component in an overlying relation to the head component;
wherein the head component has one or more bore holes, wherein each bore hole is divided into two or more sections including:
an upper bore hole section having a generally vertical orientation aligned with a length direction of the head component,
wherein the length direction is orthogonal to the short direction and the long direction; and

a lower bore hole section oriented at a tilt angle relative to the orientation of the upper bore hole section, and which includes
an internal limiting flange within a proximal end of the lower bore hole section, wherein the internal limiting flange is
oriented at a corresponding angle to the lower bore hole section for enabling the connector component to securely fasten the
bone attachment component to the head component at the tilt angle.

US Pat. No. 9,232,231

PREDICTION OF IMAGES BY REPARTITIONING OF A PORTION OF REFERENCE CAUSAL ZONE, CODING AND DECODING USING SUCH A PREDICTION

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for decoding a data stream representative of an image or of a sequence of images, said stream comprising data
representative of at least one portion of one of said images, said method implementing a step of predicting a motion vector
of a partition of a current image portion, with respect to a reference causal zone which has been partitioned previously into
a plurality of reference partitions according to a mode of coding determined for said zone,
wherein at the time of the prediction of said motion vector of said current partition, the method comprises:
repartitioning the reference causal zone into a plurality of new reference partitions;
calculating new motion vectors for selected ones of the new reference partitions;
calculating a predictor motion vector based on said calculated new motion vectors; and
predicting the motion vector of said current partition based on said calculated predictor motion vector.

US Pat. No. 9,143,251

PHASE SYNCHRONIZING NODES IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method of phase synchronizing nodes linked by links of a telecommunications network, including:
transferring from a first node to a second node phase information substantially in phase with a phase reference internal to
said first node and a position signaling information which signals the position of said phase information with respect to
component elements of a digital data signal carried from the first node to the second node by a link of the network linking
said first node to said second node wherein said second node is to be synchronized with said first node, wherein said position
signaling information precedes said phase information in said digital data signal.

US Pat. No. 9,075,891

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EDITING AN OBJECT REPRESENTED IN A WEB PAGE

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method for editing an object represented in a page of a Web site, the method comprising:
establishing, between a server and an application implemented by a terminal, a communication link for browsing said Web site;
sending, by the server to said application, via said link, first description data describing said object for display of a
graphical representation of said object in a user interface of said application; and

sending, by the server to said application, via said link, program instructions, to identified by said server from among several
sets of program instruction as a function of an identifier of a category of object to which said object belongs, said instructions
including user interface data defining the user interface necessary for editing the object and said instructions being designed
for execution by said application of functions for editing said graphical representation.