US Pat. No. 9,221,027

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

SOLIDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,447,985

HVAC CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OPERATING SAME

JOHNSON SOLID STATE, LLC,...

1. A method for operating a ventilation system and a cooling system to vent outside air within a structure, the method comprising:
monitoring an interior temperature of the structure;
monitoring an exterior temperature of ambient air outside of the structure;
defining a first time range and a second time range, wherein the second time range comprises a duration less than the first
time range;

associating one or more operating parameters of the ventilation system and the cooling system with the first time range;
associating one or more operating parameters of the ventilation system and the cooling system with the second time range;
monitoring operational time and operational load of the cooling system for the first time range;
controlling the ventilation system during the second time range based upon the monitored operational time and operational
load of the cooling system for the first time range, the monitored interior and exterior temperatures, and the one or more
operating parameters of the cooling system associated with the second time range; and

executing a first sum of products calculation for operational time and operational load of the cooling system associated with
the first time range;

executing a second sum of products calculation for operational time and operational load of a heating system associated with
the first time range;

differencing the second sum of products from the first sum of products; and
controlling the ventilation system to an ON operating state during the second time range when the differencing result is a
positive value.

US Pat. No. 9,302,536

WHEEL COVER

Consolidated Metco, Inc.,...

1. A commercial vehicle wheel cover comprising:
a frame having a locking door;
at least two hinge points;
at least two spring attachments;
at least two retaining features;
wherein said frame has a front side and a back side, said at least two hinge points arranged integrally and circumferentially
on said back side of said frame, said at least two spring attachments rotatably connected to said at least two hinge points;

wherein said at least two retaining features are located adjacent to said at least two hinge points in the radial direction
on said frame, said at least two spring attachments secured in said at least two retaining features;

wherein one of said at least two hinge points is located on said locking door.

US Pat. No. 9,306,396

UTILITY DISTRIBUTION CONTROL SYSTEM

Green Charge Networks LLC...

1. A utility distribution control system comprising:
a plurality of energy resources including a utility service network;
an energy distribution network in communication with the plurality of energy resources, the energy distribution network comprising:
a plurality of energy storage and generation devices which are configured to receive energy from at least one of the plurality
of energy resources and distribute energy, each of the plurality of energy storage and generation devices comprising at least
one sensor configured to detect a state of the utility service network and to perform real-time demands for energy loads,
and

a controller which controls the plurality of energy storage and generation devices to distribute energy, wherein the plurality
of energy storage and generation devices perform independently;

wherein the controller is positioned within a central control location of the utility service network.
US Pat. No. 9,192,993

PROCESSES FOR FABRICATING COMPOSITE REINFORCED MATERIAL

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A process for producing a reinforced material, comprising the steps:
a. providing a base material;
b. mixing a carbon source material having surface amorphous carbon particles with the base material to form a mixture;
c. depositing said mixture on a surface of a substrate material;
d. sintering said surface of the substrate material and said mixture to form a reinforced coating on the substrate material
wherein carbon diffuses into the substrate from the surface amorphous carbon particles on the carbon source material; and

e. cooling the coating on the substrate material.

US Pat. No. 9,393,715

COMPOSITE RAILROAD TIES AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. A railroad tie having an elongated tie body prepared from a composite material comprising:
a plurality of bonding elements, wherein each bonding element comprises: a core comprising primarily calcium silicate, a silica-rich
first or inner layer, and a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer; and

filler particles comprising coarse filler particles and/or fine filler particles, wherein the plurality of bonding elements
and the plurality of filler particles together form one or more bonding matrices and the bonding elements and the filler particles
are substantially evenly dispersed therein and bonded together,
wherein
the composite material is characterized by a density from about 1900 kg/m3 to 2800 kg/m3, a compressive strength from about 40 MPa to about 100 MPa, and a flexural strength from about 4 MPa to about 10 MPa,

the railroad tie is characterized by an improved abrasion resistance over conventional concrete railroad ties and an abrasion
index greater than 350 min/inch,

the elongated tie body has one or more longitudinally disposed ducts wherein one or more reinforcement steel bars are placed
respectively, and

the steel reinforcement bars interface with the tie body via a protective coating of epoxy or zinc on the steel reinforcement
bars.

US Pat. No. 9,505,620

CARBONACEOUS FEEDSTOCKS FOR FORMING CARBON ALLOTROPES

EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEA...

1. A method for forming carbon allotropes, comprising:
treating a carbonaceous compound to form a feedstock comprising at least about 10 mol % oxygen, at least about 10 mol % carbon,
and at least about 20 mol % hydrogen;

heating, via a heat exchanger, the feedstock with waste heat from a waste gas stream;
forming carbon allotropes from the feedstock in a reactor in a Bosch reaction at a temperature of at least about 500° C.;
separating, via a separator vessel disposed downstream of the reactor, the carbon allotropes from a reactor effluent stream,
forming the waste gas stream having waste heat from the reactor;

passing the waste gas stream through the heat exchanger to an ambient-temperature heat exchanger to condense water in the
waste gas stream to give a dry waste gas stream; and

passing the dry waste gas stream to a fractionation system comprising a separation column.

US Pat. No. 9,357,846

SUPPORTING APPARATUS FOR SUSPENDING TWO DISPLAYS

Modernsolid Industrial Co...

1. A supporting apparatus for suspending two displays, comprising:
a base seat unit including a fixing bracket and a pillar that is connected to said fixing bracket, that extends from said
fixing bracket and that has a central axis;

two suspending arms, each of said suspending arms having a first end portion that is movably connected to said pillar of said
base seat unit such that said suspending arms are movable along the central axis of said pillar, and a second end portion
that is opposite to said first end portion;

two slide track units, each of said slide track units being connected to said second end portion of a respective one of said
suspending arms; and

two display-supporting bracket units, each of the display-supporting bracket units being movably connected to a respective
one of said slide track units and being adapted for mounting a respective one of the displays;

wherein each of said display-supporting bracket units includes a supporting member for mounting the respective one of the
displays, a sliding member that is engaged movably a corresponding one of said slide track units, and a joint that interconnects
said supporting member and said sliding member, such that said joint is rotatable relative to said sliding member about a
first axis, and said supporting member is rotatable relative to said joint about a second axis perpendicular to the first
axis;

wherein said sliding member of each of said display-supporting bracket units has an extending portion that extends toward
said supporting member;

wherein said joint has a pivoting member that is connected pivotally to said extending portion of said sliding member and
that is rotatable about the first axis, and a rotating member that is connected rotatably to said pivoting member, that is
rotatable about the second axis, and that is connected to said supporting member; and

wherein said supporting member is rotatable relative to said sliding member about the first and second axes.

US Pat. No. 9,126,873

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A SELF-HEALING LAYER ON A PART MADE OF A C/C COMPOSITE

SNECMA PROPULSION SOLIDE,...

1. A composite material part having a protective coating against oxidation, the protective coating comprising:
a first self-healing phase formed in a majority by a borosilicate system,
a second self-healing phase based on silicate, and
a filler formed by silicon carbide grains,
wherein said second self-healing phase includes at least one ultra-refractory oxide, the at least one ultra-refractory oxide
being Y2O3,

wherein, in a softened state, the second self-healing phase based on silicate and including the at least one ultra-refractory
oxide spreads in a form of drops and surrounds the silicon carbide grains, each drop surrounding a silicon carbide grain,
so as to mitigate a loss of ability to wet carbon and maintain a protective film of the second self-healing phase in contact
with a surface of the part.

US Pat. No. 9,321,304

TRACTOR/TRAILER WHEEL COVER

Consolidated Metco, Inc.,...

1. A wheel cover assembly comprising
a generally circular support collar affixed to a wheel hub of a wheel, the support collar having a radial edge,
a main section including an outer surface, an outer edge, and a latch assembly,
the latch assembly comprising a latch, a ratchet block, a ratchet operating holder, a ratchet spring and a ratchet extension,
the wheel cover ratchet extension engaging the radial edge of the support collar when the wheel cover is affixed to the wheel,
wherein the support collar includes a pivot and clamp to allow the support collar to be affixed around the wheel hub.

US Pat. No. 9,355,263

VERIFYING AUTHORIZATION TO DESTROY A PHYSICAL DOCUMENT BEFORE DESTROYING THE PHYSICAL DOCUMENT

DocSolid LLC, Phoenix, A...

16. A method for verifying physical documents should be destroyed, the method comprising:
creating a reservation for a physical document;
specifying in the reservation for the physical document metadata corresponding to the physical document, where the metadata
includes a unique identifier of a label that is applied to the physical document and further includes a disposition policy
for the physical document;

applying the label to the physical document;
scanning the physical document to generate an electronic document corresponding to the physical document;
reading the unique identifier of the label in the electronic document;
linking the electronic document with the reservation for the physical document based on the unique identifier of the label;
storing the electronic document in a database;
scheduling disposition of the physical document according to the disposition policy for the physical document that was specified
by the user during the reservation session for the physical document;

providing a notification when the physical document should be destroyed;
in response to the notification, retrieving the physical document to a first location;
scanning in the first location the unique identifier on the label on the physical document;
in response to the first scan, providing a first prompt at the first location that verifies the physical document should be
destroyed;

scanning in a second location the unique identifier on the label on the physical document; and
in response to the second scan, providing a second prompt at the second location that verifies the physical document should
be destroyed.

US Pat. No. 9,278,040

MEDICAL CART

Modernsolid Industrial Co...

1. A medical cart comprising:
a cart body;
a top platform; and
a mechatronics unit including an elevating device that is mounted on said cart body for supporting said top platform above
said cart body and that is operable to move said top platform upwardly and downwardly with respect to said cart body, said
elevating device including

a sleeve mounted on said cart body and having a threaded inner surface,
a screw rod extending through said sleeve and engaging threadedly said threaded inner surface,
a first motor connected to said screw rod, and operable to drive said screw rod to rotate and move with respect to said sleeve,
said top platform being driven by said screw rod to move upwardly and downwardly with respect to said cart body,

a first motor driving module electrically connected to said first motor, and operable to output a first driving signal thereto
for driving operation of said first motor, and
a first control module electrically connected to said first motor driving module, and operable to control operation of said
first motor driving module to output the first driving signal in response to user input of one of a lifting signal and a lowering
signal that are indicative of upward movement and downward movement of said top platform, respectively;
wherein said first control module is operable to output a first control signal and a second control signal for controlling
said first motor driving module, said first motor driving module including:

a first switch and a second switch connected to each other in series, each of said first and second switches being operable,
in response to a respective one of the first and second control signals, to switch between conducting and non-conducting states,
a common node between said first and second switches being electrically connected to one terminal of said first motor;

a third switch and a fourth switch connected to each other in series, each of said third and fourth switches being operable,
in response to a respective one of the second and first control signals, to switch between conducting and non-conducting states,
a common node between said third and fourth switches being electrically connected to another terminal of said first motor;

a first speed-up capacitor and a first base resistor connected to each other in parallel, said first speed-up capacitor including
a first end for receiving the first control signal and a second end coupled to said first switch for decreasing switching
time of said first switch between the conducting and non-conducting states,

a second speed-up capacitor and a second base resistor connected to each other in parallel, said second speed-up capacitor
including a first end for receiving the second control signal and a second end coupled to said third switch for decreasing
switching time of said third switch between the conducting and non-conducting states;

a first inverting circuit electrically connected between said first switch and said second end of said first speed-up capacitor;
and

a second inverting circuit electrically connected between said third switch and said second end of said second speed-up capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,255,920

WIRELESS SENSOR

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

10. A method of detecting one or more target materials in a target device comprising:
providing a sensor element including a ferromagnetic metal comprising an amorphous wire and a molecular recognition reagent
coupled to the ferromagnetic metal;

placing the sensor element in proximity to or inside the target device such that the molecular recognition reagent expands
upon exposure to the one or more target materials causing the molecular recognition reagent to change a tensile stress upon
the ferromagnetic metal;

inducing alternating magnetic domains in the ferromagnetic metal; and
detecting a change in magnetic switching characteristics of the ferromagnetic metal resulting from the change in tensile stress
imparted by the expansion of the molecular recognition reagent, the change including changes in induced peaks along a time
waveform resulting from the induced alternating magnetic domains in the ferromagnetic metal and changes in the tensile stress
of the ferromagnetic metal caused by exposure of the molecular recognition reagent to the one or more target materials.

US Pat. No. 9,416,059

PROTECTION AGAINST THE OXIDATION OF COMPOSITE MATERIALS CONTAINING CARBON

Snecma Propulsion Solide,...

1. A method of protecting a part made of porous materials containing carbon against oxidation when in use, including the presence
of at least one alkali element M that catalyses the oxidation of carbon, the element M being selected from the group consisting
of sodium and potassium, the method comprising impregnating the part with an impregnation composition in an aqueous medium
free of titanium diboride and containing, in percentages by weight:
20% to 40% aluminum phosphate;
5% to 20% elemental titanium powder;
5% to 20% elemental boron powder;
5% to 20% of a potassium salt or a sodium salt; andwater,to form in the presence of oxygen and of said at least one alkali element M that catalyses the oxidation of carbon, at least
one P—O—Ti-M type association bonded by boron oxide B2O3 and trapping the at least one element M.

US Pat. No. 9,093,618

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING PHOSPHOR-COATED LED DIES

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a light-emitting device that includes:
a first doped semiconductor layer;
a light-emitting layer disposed over the first doped semiconductor layer; and
a second doped semiconductor layer disposed over the light-emitting layer, the second doped semiconductor layer having a different
type of conductivity than the first doped semiconductor layer;

a photo-conversion layer coated around the light-emitting device; and
a lens that houses the light-emitting device and the photo-conversion layer within;
wherein:
the lens includes a first sub-layer and a second sub-layer; and
the first and second sub-layers have different characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,421,819

VEHICLE WHEEL HUBCAP WITH VENT

Consolidated Metco, Inc.,...

1. A hubcap assembly comprising:
a hubcap body having a side portion,
a mounting flange portion and an end portion,
the side portion having a tapered generally conical or cylindrical shape,
the mounting flange portion having a plurality of bolt receiving openings extending axially there through,
the hubcap body end portion having a radially inward facing circular edge forming an opening,
and a plug assembly comprising a plug main section and a plug baffle,
the plug main section including an inward facing plug chamber,
with a radial edge of the plug main section forming an outer radial edge of the plug chamber,
and wherein the plug main section further comprises a pressure equalization opening,
and wherein the plug main section has an internal edge including a radial groove,
and the plug baffle of a generally flat shape,
and wherein the plug baffle is affixed to the outer radial edge of the plug main section,
and wherein the plug baffle includes a cap section and a retention section,
and the plug baffle retention section includes a plurality of securing structures extending from the plug baffle cap section,
and wherein the plug baffle retention section securing structures form a plurality of orifices when the plug baffle is installed
in the plug main section.

US Pat. No. 9,224,932

WAFER LEVEL PHOTONIC DEVICE DIE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A structure, comprising:
a carrier substrate that includes a first contact pad and a second contact pad disposed over a first side of the carrier substrate
and a third contact pad and a fourth contact pad disposed over a second side of the carrier substrate opposite the first side;

a first epi-structure and a second epi-structure disposed over the carrier substrate, the first and second epi-structures
eac including a first doped semiconductor layer, a second doped semiconductor layer having a different type of conductivity
from the first doped semiconductor layer, and a light-emitting layer disposed between the first and second doped semiconductor
layers respectively;

a first metal element disposed between, and electrically coupling together, the first contact pad and the second doped semiconductor
layer of the first epi-structure;

a second metal element disposed between, and electrically coupling together, the second contact pad and the second doped semiconductor
layer of the second epi-structure; and

a first through-via and a second through-via that extend through the first and second epi-structures,respectively, wherein
the first through-via electrically couples together the first doped semiconductor layer in the first epi-structure and the
third contact pad;

wherein the carrier substrate includes a substrate and an insulation film disposed between the substrate and the first, second,
third and fourth contact pads.

US Pat. No. 9,926,235

MICROSTRUCTURED CARBONATABLE CALCIUM SILICATE CLINKERS AND METHODS THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. A non-hydraulic clinker material, comprisingparticles of uncarbonatable silica (SiO2), having diameters from about 0.1 ?m to about 1,000 ?m, dispersed in a matrix comprising at least one carbonatable calcium silicate phase, wherein
the at least one carbonatable calcium silicate phase comprises at least one of wollastonite and pseudowollastonite and at least one of rankinite (Ca3Si2O7) and belite (Ca2SiO4), and
elemental Ca and elemental Si are present in the clinker at an atomic ratio from about 0.8 to about 1.2.

US Pat. No. 9,136,442

MULTI-VERTICAL LED PACKAGING STRUCTURE

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) packaging structure, comprising:
a submount, said submount including a substrate;
a plurality of conductive pads located on the substrate;
a plurality of LEDs bonded to the submount substrate through the plurality of conductive pads, wherein the plurality of LEDs
includes p-type vertical LEDs and n-type vertical LEDs that are arranged in an alternating manner in a p-n-p-n-p-n configuration;
and

a transparent material disposed between the plurality of LEDs and over a portion of a top surface of each of the plurality
of LEDs, wherein a plurality of openings are defined by portions of the transparent material disposed over the portion of
the top surface of each of the plurality of LEDs;

wherein:
the p-type and n-type vertical LEDs each include a respective p-type doped semiconductor layer and an n-type doped semiconductor
layer;

for the p-type vertical LED, the p-type doped semiconductor layer is located closer to the submount substrate than the n-type
doped semiconductor layer; and

for the n-type vertical LED, the n-type doped semiconductor layer is located closer to the submount substrate than the p-type
doped semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,504,998

GENERATING CATALYSTS FOR FORMING CARBON ALLOTROPES

EXXONMOBIL UPSTREAM RESEA...

20. A method for forming carbon nanotubes, comprising:
forming carbon nanotubes on a catalyst in a reactor in a Bosch-reaction, wherein the catalyst prior to receipt by the reactor
comprises a roughened metal surface created by forming droplets of a molten metal and quenching the droplets in a liquid,
or by partially oxidizing a metal surface followed by reduction of the metal surface, or by creating an alloy of a catalytic
metal with aluminum and etching the alloy followed by cryogenic fracturing of the etched alloy, or by shot peening of the
catalyst against a surface to fragment the catalyst, or by any combinations thereof;

separating the carbon nanotubes from a reactor effluent to form a waste stream;
heating, via a heat exchanger, a feed gas with waste heat from the waste stream;
chilling the waste stream in an ambient temperature heat exchanger to condense water vapor, forming a dry waste gas stream;
compressing, via a compressor, the dry waste gas stream;
condensing water vapor in the dry waste gas stream in a second ambient temperature heat exchanger downstream of the compressor;
processing in a fractionation system the dry waste gas stream discharged from the second ambient temperature heat exchanger;
and

recycling a portion of the dry waste gas stream from the fractionation system to the reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,312,432

GROWING AN IMPROVED P-GAN LAYER OF AN LED THROUGH PRESSURE RAMPING

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A device, comprising:
a first doped III-V compound layer having a first type of conductivity;
a second doped III-V compound layer having a second type of conductivity different from the first type of conductivity; and
a multiple quantum well (MQW) layer disposed between the first and second doped III-V compound layers, wherein a disposition
of the MQW layer relative to the first doped III-V compound layer allows a dopant from the first doped III-V compound layer
to diffuse into the MQW layer;

wherein the first III-V compound layer has a doping concentration curve that includes a single exponential segment and an
approximately linear segment, and wherein a highest point of the exponential segment corresponds to a boundary of the first
III-V compound layer farther from the MQW layer, and wherein the approximately linear segment corresponds to a portion of
the first III-V compound layer adjacent to the MQW layer, and

wherein the doping concentration curve is a function, of depth in a manner such that the doping concentration of the first
III-V compound layer continuously decreases as the depth increases.

US Pat. No. 9,108,276

HARDFACE COATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR METAL ALLOYS AND OTHER MATERIALS FOR WEAR AND CORROSION RESISTANT APPLICATIONS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method for surface treating a metal alloy substrate or other material substrate to provide improved wear and corrosion
resistance for a resulting composite structure, comprising:
depositing a layer of titanium and boron on a surface of the substrate in the presence of sufficient deposition process heat
such that diffusion interactions occur and the titanium and boron react to form elongate titanium monoboride structures in
a matrix, and wherein the titanium and boron partially diffuse into the surface of the substrate to form a reinforced material
intermingled with the surface of the substrate to provide the composite structure;

wherein one or more of the titanium and boron are deposited at a temperature of between about 800 degrees C. and 1600 degrees
C.

US Pat. No. 9,429,662

BULK SEMICONDUCTING SCINTILLATOR DEVICE FOR RADIATION DETECTION

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A bulk semiconducting scintillator device, comprising:
a Li-containing semiconductor compound of general composition Li-III-VI2, wherein III is a Group III element and VI is a Group VI element;

wherein the Li-containing semiconductor compound is simultaneously configured to be selectively used in one or more of a first
mode and a second mode, wherein:

in the first mode, the Li-containing semiconductor compound is coupled to an electrical circuit under bias operable for measuring
electron-hole pairs in the Li-containing semiconductor compound in the presence of neutrons and the Li-containing semiconductor
compound is also coupled to current detection electronics operable for detecting a corresponding current in the Li-containing
semiconductor compound; and

in the second mode, the Li-containing semiconductor compound is coupled to a photodetector operable for detecting photons
generated in the Li-containing semiconductor compound in the presence of the neutrons.

US Pat. No. 9,334,581

METHODS FOR SYNTHESIZING SEMICONDUCTOR QUALITY CHALCOPYRITE CRYSTALS FOR NONLINEAR OPTICAL AND RADIATION DETECTION APPLICATIONS AND THE LIKE

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method for synthesizing I-III-VI2 compounds, comprising:
melting a Group III element;
subsequently adding a Group I element to the melted Group III element at a rate that allows the Group I and Group III elements
to react thereby providing a single phase I-III compound;

subsequently adding a Group VI element to the single phase I-III compound and heating; and
growing a bulk crystal from the resulting I-III-VI2 compound without using a seed crystal.

US Pat. No. 9,321,635

METHOD TO RELEASE DIAPHRAGM IN MEMS DEVICE

Solid State System Co., L...

1. A method for releasing a diaphragm of a micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) device at a stage of semi-finished product,
comprising:
pre-wetting the MEMS device in a pre-wetting solution to at least pre-wet a sidewall surface of a cavity of the MEMS device,
wherein a dielectric material of a dielectric layer remains not being etched by the pre-wetting solution, and the pre-wetting
solution is methyl alcohol, ethyl alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, alcohols, or hydrofluoroether; and

performing a wet etching process through the cavity after the step of pre-wetting the MEMS device to etch the dielectric material
of the dielectric layer for holding the diaphragm, wherein a sensing portion of the diaphragm is released from the dielectric
layer,

wherein the pre-wetting solution is different from an etchant used by the wet etching process.

US Pat. No. 9,221,330

AIR INTAKE SHROUD

Consolidated Metco, Inc.,...

1. A motor vehicle recirculation baffle comprising:
a seal;
a plurality of substrates;
wherein said seal has at least two flexible corners, and said plurality of substrates are attached to said seal, wherein said
seal has an upper portion and two side portions, said side portions of said seal connected to said upper portion of said seal
by said at least two flexible corners.

US Pat. No. 9,279,537

SUPPORTING APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING A DISPLAY

Modernsolid Industrial Co...

1. A supporting apparatus adapted for supporting a display, comprising:
a pillar body that extends in a longitudinal direction;
a limiting unit that is connected to said pillar body and that cooperates with said pillar body to define a limiting space;
a sliding unit that is movable on said pillar body in the longitudinal direction;
a mounting unit that is connected to said sliding unit and that includes a first mounting seat adapted for mounting the display
thereon;

a torsion coil spring that has a straight portion secured fixedly to said sliding unit and a coiled portion received in said
limiting space, and that is retractable and extendable relative to said limiting space to convert between a retracted state,
where said sliding unit is adjacent to said limiting space, and an extended state, wherein when said torsion coil spring is
converted from said retracted state to said extended state, said sliding unit is moved away from said limiting space; and

wherein said pillar body includes a main wall extending in the longitudinal direction, two extending walls perpendicularly
and respectively extending from opposite sides of said main wall such that a cross section of said pillar body traverse to
the longitudinal direction is configured as a U-shape;

wherein said extending walls are respectively formed with two tracks for movably mounting said sliding unit thereon;
wherein said main wall and said extending walls cooperatively define a top opening and a bottom opening;
wherein said sliding unit includes a sliding member and a plurality of sliding blocks each being secured on said sliding member
and being disposed between said sliding member and a corresponding one of said tracks of said extending walls so as to avoid
direct contact between said sliding member and said tracks;

wherein said mounting unit further includes a second mounting seat including a supporting member that is connected fixedly
to an opposite end of said sliding member distal from said top cap, and a rotating member that is pivotally connected to said
supporting member; and

wherein said supporting apparatus is adapted for supporting a keyboard and a mouse thereon, and further comprises a work unit
that is connected to said second mounting seat and that includes

a main body connected fixedly to said rotating member and formed with a receiving indentation,
a work table disposed on a top surface of said main body,
a keyboard-supporting bracket disposed within said receiving indentation, movable relative to said main body to project partially
from said main body, and adapted for supporting the keyboard thereon, and

a mouse-supporting bracket disposed on said keyboard-supporting bracket, movable relative to said keyboard-supporting bracket
to project partially from said keyboard-supporting bracket, and adapted for supporting the mouse thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,246,068

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING PHOSPHOR-COATED LED DIES

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a substrate having a layer disposed thereon;
attaching a plurality of light-emitting devices to the layer;
applying a gel over the substrate, the gel covering the plurality of light-emitting devices;
shaping the gel into a plurality of lenses, wherein the lenses each cover a respective one of the light-emitting devices,
wherein the lenses each include a first sub-layer and a second sub-layer, and wherein the first and second sub-layers have
different characteristics;

separating the light-emitting devices from one another; and
removing the substrate and the layer.

US Pat. No. 9,222,640

COATED DIFFUSER CAP FOR LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. An illumination device comprising:
a light-emitting diode (LED) device on a substrate;
a heat sink thermally connected to the LED device;
a cap secured over the substrate and covering the LED device, wherein the cap includes a coating material that comprises both
diffusion and reflection characteristics, and wherein the coating material is free of being in direct contact with the LED
device, and wherein the coating material is applied on a first portion of an inner surface of the cap, and wherein a second
portion of the inner surface of the cap is free of the coating material.

US Pat. No. 9,354,218

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THE CHARACTERIZATION OF RESPIRABLE AEROSOLS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. An apparatus for the characterization of respirable aerosols, comprising:
a burn chamber configured to selectively contain a sample that is selectively heated to generate an aerosol;
a heating assembly disposed within the burn chamber adjacent to the sample; and
a sampling segment coupled to the burn chamber and configured to collect the aerosol such that it may be analyzed;
wherein the burn chamber comprises a first spacer disposed therein, the first spacer operable for determining a position of
the heating assembly and the sample within the burn chamber; and

wherein the burn chamber comprises a second spacer disposed therein adjacent to the first spacer, the second spacer selectively
containing a material that is selectively combusted or burned and operable for determining the position of the sample within
the burn chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,264,832

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM (MEMS) MICROPHONE WITH PROTECTION FILM AND MEMS MICROPHONECHIPS AT WAFER LEVEL

Solid State System Co., L...

1. A method to protect an acoustic port of a microelectromechanical system (MEMS) microphone, comprising:
providing the MEMS microphone, wherein the MEMS microphone has a MEMS chip with a backplate and the backplate has a venting-hole
layer with a plurality of venting holes; and

forming a protection film, on the acoustic port of the MEMS microphone, wherein the protection film has a porous region with
a plurality of acoustic holes over the acoustic port to receive an acoustic signal but the acoustic holes are smaller than
the venting holes to resist at least an intruding material to pass the venting holes,

wherein the protection film can at least endure a processing temperature of solder flow.

US Pat. No. 9,082,942

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PACKAGING PHOSPHOR-COATED LEDS

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a white light-emitting die that includes:
a first-type semiconductor layer;
a light emitting layer disposed over the first-type semiconductor layer;
a second-type semiconductor layer disposed over the light emitting layer;
a first conductive terminal electrically connected to the first-type semiconductor layer;
a second conductive terminals disposed on a surface of the second-type semiconductor layer; and
a phosphor film under which the first-type semiconductor layer, the light emitting layer, the second-type semiconductor layer,
and the two conductive terminals are covered, wherein the phosphor film includes a first sub-layer and a second sub-layer
disposed over the first sub-layer, and wherein the first sub-layer contains yellow phosphor particles mixed with a gel, and
the second sub-layer contains red phosphor particles mixed with a gel.

US Pat. No. 9,411,069

WIRELESS RADIATION SENSOR

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

15. A method of detecting radiation in a target device comprising:
providing a sensor element including a ferromagnetic metal and a radiation sensitive material indirectly coupled to the ferromagnetic
metal via a molecular recognition reagent directly coupled to the ferromagnetic metal;

placing the sensor element in proximity to or inside the target device such that the radiation sensitive material emits a
gas upon exposure to radiation and the molecular recognition reagent changes a tensile stress of the ferromagnetic metal upon
exposure to the emitted gas from the radiation sensitive material; and

detecting a change in magnetic switching characteristics of the ferromagnetic metal resulting from the change in tensile stress
imparted by the radiation sensitive material and the molecular recognition reagent.

US Pat. No. 9,224,636

METHODS OF FORMING THROUGH SILICON VIA OPENINGS

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A method, comprising:
forming an opening in a substrate, the opening completely extending through the substrate, wherein a recast material is formed
on sidewalls of the substrate exposed by the opening;

applying a first chemical in the opening to remove the recast material, wherein a residue of the first chemical remains on
portions of the sidewalls after the applying of the first chemical; and

applying a second chemical in the opening to remove the residue of the first chemical, wherein the second chemical is different
from the first chemical, wherein the second chemical contains a first component being substantially inactive with the substrate
and a second component being substantially active with the material of the first chemical, wherein the first component is
selected from the group consisting of helium, neon, argon, krypton, xenon, and radon, and the second component comprises hydride.

US Pat. No. 9,193,105

CASTING FINE GRAINED, FULLY DENSE, STRONG INORGANIC MATERIALS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method of forming an inorganic material casting comprising:
(a) providing a charge of molten inorganic material in a vessel having a vessel bottom, and a plurality of thermal control
zones from a bottom thermal control zone to a top thermal control zone, wherein the molten inorganic material is simultaneously
disposed in each of the plurality of thermal control zones and wherein each of the plurality of thermal control zones includes
a thermal moderator operable to establish a desired temperature for the corresponding thermal control zone that is different
than the temperatures of the thermal control zones at different elevations;

(b) cooling the vessel bottom to a temperature wherein a first portion of cast inorganic material with a freezing front is
formed; and

(c) cooling the vessel at the plurality of thermal control zones in sequence from the bottom thermal control zone to the top
thermal control zone such that the freezing front moves upward through the molten inorganic material until all of the molten
inorganic material solidifies and forms the inorganic material casting.

US Pat. No. 9,188,288

LED EMITTER WITH IMPROVED WHITE COLOR APPEARANCE

TSMC Solid State Lighting...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting dies disposed on the substrate and spaced apart from one another, the light-emitting dies each
being covered with a respective individual phosphor coating conformally;

a continuous encapsulation structure having a curved surface disposed over the substrate and encapsulating the plurality of
light-emitting dies within; and

a gel disposed between the encapsulation structure and the phosphor coating for each of the light-emitting dies, wherein the
gel contains diffuser particles;

wherein the lighting apparatus has a substantially white appearance when the plurality of light-emitting dies is turned off.

US Pat. No. 9,184,334

LED STRUCTURE

TSMC Solid State Lighting...

1. A structure, comprising:
a first zener diode that contains a first doped region and a second doped region that is disposed in the first doped region,
wherein the first and second doped regions have different types of conductivity;

a second zener diode electrically coupled in series with the first zener diode, wherein the second zener diode shares the
first doped region with the first zener diode and further contains a third doped region that is disposed in the first doped
region, and wherein the first and third doped regions have different types of conductivity; and

a light-emitting diode (LED), wherein the first and second zener diodes collectively are electrically coupled to the LED in
parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,180,500

HOT ROLLING OF THICK URANIUM MOLYBDENUM ALLOYS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method for forming a cold-rollable sheet of a uranium molybdenum alloy comprising:
(a) heating between about 790° C. to about 860° C. a starting billet of the uranium molybdenum alloy to form a heated starting
billet;

(b) reducing the thickness of the heated starting billet using at least one light rolling pass wherein the thickness of the
heated starting billet is reduced by about one to two percent with each light rolling pass to form a thinned billet; and

(c) reducing the thickness of the thinned billet to form a medial plate of the uranium molybdenum alloy using at least one
medium rolling pass to reduce the thickness of the thinned billet between about eight percent to about twelve percent with
each medium rolling pass;
wherein the medial plate of the uranium molybdenum alloy is the cold-rollable sheet of the uranium molybdenum alloy.

US Pat. No. 9,181,611

CONTROL OF MICROSTRUCTURE IN SOLDERED, BRAZED, WELDED, PLATED, CAST OR VAPOR DEPOSITED MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method of controlling metal whiskers in lead-free solders, the method comprising:
exposing a low magnetic response fused metal including tin based molten lead-free solder to a magnetic field;
solidifying the molten lead-free solder in the presence of the magnetic field, the molten lead-free solder forming a grain
structure during solidification; and

controlling an orientation of the grain structure of the lead-free solder during solidification based at least in part on
an orientation of the magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 9,140,421

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR DIRECT AND INDIRECT LIGHTING

TSMC Solid State Lighting...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a first heat sink having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
a second heat sink having a third surface and a fourth surface opposite the third surface, wherein the third surface of the
second heat sink is bonded to the second surface of the first heat sink;

a plurality of first light emitting diode (LED) modules mounted on the first surface of the first heat sink; and
a plurality of second light emitting diode (LED) modules mounted on the fourth surface of the second heat sink;
wherein one or more the first LED modules generally radiates lights in a first direction and wherein one or more the second
LED modules generally radiates lights in a second direction, wherein the first and second LED modules are covered by respective
non-reflective caps; and wherein the first LED module and the second LED module are configured to be selectively turned on
or off according to a predefined algorithm, wherein the first LED modules are arranged on an outer region of the lighting
device, wherein the second LED modules are arranged on an inner region of the lighting device, and wherein the inner region
is circumferentially surrounded by the outer region.

US Pat. No. 9,698,700

PREDICTIVE CURRENT CONTROL IN BIDIRECTIONAL POWER CONVERTER

DRS Consolidated Controls...

1. A method for controlling a power converter that includes a plurality of switching circuits switching according to a switching
period to generate a target output power, the method comprising:
obtaining a target current reference for the power converter;
sensing an output current of the power converter;
determining a difference between the target current reference and the sensed output current;
deriving a next switching duty cycle for a next switching period based on at least a present switching duty cycle of the present
switching period, and the difference between the target current reference and the sensed output current, wherein the next
switching duty cycle is derived further based on a sum of a present output voltage of the power converter in the present switching
period and a previous output voltage of the power converter in a previous switching period; and

switching the plurality of switching circuits of the power converter according to the derived next switching duty cycle in
the next switching period.

US Pat. No. 9,389,058

TRANSDUCER-ACTUATOR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PERFORMING ON-MACHINE MEASUREMENTS AND AUTOMATIC PART ALIGNMENT

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A system for performing on-machine measurements and automatic part alignment, comprising:
a measurement component operable for determining the position of a part on a machine; and
an actuation component operable for adjusting the position of the part on the machine by contacting the part with a predetermined
force responsive to the determined position of the part;

wherein the measurement component and the actuation component comprise a single linear actuator operable for contacting the
part with a first lighter force for determining the position of the part and with a second harder force for adjusting the
position of the part.

US Pat. No. 9,225,801

MULTI-TENANT NETWORKING

SolidFire, Inc., Boulder...

1. A method comprising:
binding, using a plurality of processors, a process to a wildcard address and a port on each of a plurality of nodes that
are part of a cluster;

receiving, by the process on a redirector node, a first request for a first address of a first volume located on the cluster
from a first client, wherein the first request is sent to the port and a first address associated with a first virtual local
area network (VLAN) that is not the wildcard address;

determining, by the process on the redirector node, the first address from the first request;
determining, by the process on the redirector node, a name of the first VLAN based on the first address;
determining, by the process on the redirector node, a first node that contains information regarding the first volume;
determining, by the process on the redirector node, an address of the first node that is part of the first VLAN based upon
the name of the first VLAN;

returning, by the process on the redirector node, the address of the first node to the first client; and
receiving, by the process on the redirector node, a second request for a second address of a second volume located on a cluster
that contains a plurality of nodes from a second client, wherein the second request is sent to a second address associated
with a second VLAN that is not the wildcard address.

US Pat. No. 9,067,631

ENDLESS TRACK FOR TRACTION OF A VEHICLE

Camoplast Solideal Inc., ...

1. An endless track for traction of an off-road vehicle, the endless track being mountable around a plurality of wheels of
the off-road vehicle, the plurality of wheels comprising a drive wheel for driving the endless track, the endless track comprising:
an elastomeric belt-shaped body comprising an inner surface for facing the wheels and a ground-engaging outer surface for
engaging the ground; and

a plurality of elastomeric drive/guide lugs projecting from the inner surface, each elastomeric drive/guide lug of the plurality
of elastomeric drive/guide lugs having a material composition defining an arrangement of zones of different materials, the
arrangement of zones of different materials comprising a plurality of zones of different elastomeric materials, the plurality
of zones of different elastomeric materials comprising at least three zones of different elastomeric materials, the elastomeric
drive/guide lug exhibiting a desired variation of a material property across the arrangement of zones of different materials.

US Pat. No. 9,638,813

THERMAL NEUTRON DETECTOR AND GAMMA-RAY SPECTROMETER UTILIZING A SINGLE MATERIAL

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A combined thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer system, comprising:
a detection medium comprising a lithium chalcopyrite crystal operable for detecting thermal neutrons in a semiconductor mode
and gamma-rays in a scintillator mode; and

a photodetector coupled to the detection medium also operable for detecting the gamma rays.

US Pat. No. 9,488,455

SABOT ASSEMBLY

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A sabot assembly comprising:
a housing dimensioned and configured for receiving a projectile, the housing including a scoop-less front end having an outer
surface and a rear end;

an air pressure cavity disposed between the front end and the rear end of the housing and around a portion of the projectile,
the air pressure cavity including a cavity diameter; and

a plurality of air intake nozzles in fluid communication with the air pressure cavity and each having a nozzle diameter less
than the cavity diameter, the plurality of air intake nozzles extending from the outer surface of the front end of the housing
to the air pressure cavity,

wherein air flows through the plurality of air intake nozzles and into the aft pressure cavity upon firing of the projectile
through a gun barrel to pressurize the air pressure cavity and cause expansion of the housing against an internal surface
of the gun barrel.

US Pat. No. 9,262,863

CREATING DYNAMIC SETS TO AUTOMATICALLY ARRANGE DIMENSION ANNOTATIONS

Dassault Systemes Solidwo...

1. A computer-implemented method for automatically placing a new dimension annotation of a computer-aided design model representing
a real-world object, the method comprising:
having a computer-aided design model displayed on a computer screen in a manner supporting user interaction with the computer-aided
design model, the computer aided design model being formed of one or more model entities and having associated with at least
one of the one or more model entities one or more currently existing dimension annotations;

in a processor, in response to user input annotating a model entity of said model by adding a new dimension annotation to
the computer-aided design model, automatically determining at least one location for placement of the new dimension annotation
on the computer screen based on dimension type of the model entity being annotated, wherein the new dimension annotation is
an additional dimension annotation relative to the currently existing dimension annotations in the computer-aided design model,
and the new dimension annotation corresponds to a dimension of the model entity such that the new dimension annotation is
instructive of constructing the real-world object, and wherein the determining is free of user intervention and includes determining
arrangement and probable locations of the new dimension annotation together with the currently existing dimension annotations
by:

(i) creating one or more dynamic sets of the currently existing dimension annotations, wherein currently existing dimension
annotations of any one or combination of a similar proximity range, a same dimension type, and a same orientation belong to
a same dynamic set; and

(ii) sorting the currently existing dimension annotations in the same set and the new dimension annotation having any one
or combination of the similar proximity range, the same dimension type, and the same orientation as the currently existing
dimension annotations in the same dynamic set; and

(iii) forming an arrangement of the currently existing dimension annotations in the same dynamic set and the new dimension
annotation according to an order resulting from the sorting; and

rendering on the computer screen one or more user-selectable screen displays of the currently existing dimension annotations
and the new dimension annotation in the formed arrangement and at the determined probable locations.

US Pat. No. 9,153,072

REDUCING THE SIZE OF A MODEL USING VISIBILITY FACTORS

Dassault Systemes Solidwo...

1. A computer-implemented method for creating a data structure of a computer-aided design model, the method comprising:
accessing a computer-aided design model comprised of a plurality of modeling elements, the accessed computer-aided design
model having one or more geometric entities that define each of the plurality of modeling elements of the computer-aided design
model, the geometric entities having corresponding graphical entities configured to display the computer-aided design model;

for each modeling element, determining visibility of the modeling element; and
producing a data structure in a computer memory, the data structure storing:
i) graphic data representing all graphical entities corresponding to the geometric entities defining each of the plurality
of modeling elements; and

ii) a limited amount of geometric data, the limited amount being geometric data of a subset of the geometric entities determined
as a function of the determined visibility of corresponding modeling elements defined by said subset of geometric entities,
such that for a modeling element with certain determined visibility, the produced data structure stores graphic data absent
corresponding geometric data of geometric entities defining the modeling element with the certain determined visibility,

wherein the produced data structure is stored and loaded in the computer memory in a manner that enables rendering of the
entire computer-aided design model while only comprising the limited amount of geometric data that are likely to be needed
to perform a modeling operation on the computer-aided design model.

US Pat. No. 9,129,083

AUTOMATIC COMPUTATION OF REFLECTED MASS AND REFLECTED INERTIA

Dassault Systems SolidWor...

1. A computer-implemented method for computing a reflected property of a real-world object represented as a three-dimensional
(3D) model generated by a computer-aided design (CAD) modeling system, the method comprising:
in the CAD modeling system, constructing a plurality of components of the 3D model representing the real-world object, wherein
one component of the plurality of components is a motor component and represents a motor in the real-world object, and remaining
components of the plurality of components are non-motor components corresponding to other components of the real-world object;

representing in the CAD modeling system the plurality of non-motor components of the 3D model as a single virtual body;
creating in the CAD modeling system a formulation for determining a time variation of a reflected property of the 3D model,
wherein:

the reflected property is one of reflected mass and reflected inertia;
if the motor is a linear motor, the formulation determines how a mass of the single virtual body representing the non-motor
components changes over time and the mass at a specific time is the reflected mass of the 3D model at the specific time; and

if the motor is a rotary motor, the formulation determines how an inertia of the single virtual body representing the non-motor
components changes over time and the inertia at the specific time is the reflected inertia of the 3D model at the specific
time;

calculating a set of values of the reflected property with respect to time by:
(i) executing in the CAD modeling system a dynamic simulation computer program that simulates behavior of the real-world object
represented by the 3D model having the motor component and the non-motor components, wherein:

the dynamic simulation interacts with a solver that provides inputs to the formulation, and
the inputs are at least one of velocity data, acceleration data, force data, and torque data, and not model geometry; and
(ii) in the CAD modeling system applying the formulation to the 3D model, wherein said applying the formulation uses the at
least one of velocity data, acceleration data, force data, and torque data, instead of model geometry alone, and determines
the time variation of the reflected mass of the 3D model when the motor is a linear motor and the time variation of the reflected
inertia of the 3D model when the motor is a rotary motor, and wherein applying the formulation further comprises determining
a ratio of one of force and torque with respect to acceleration when the velocity at the specific time is a zero value and
an acceleration at the specific time is non-zero; and

presenting through the CAD modeling system information depicting one of the determined reflected mass of the 3D model as a
function of time and determined reflected inertia of the 3D model as a function of time.

US Pat. No. 9,117,308

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONVERTING SELECT FEATURES OF A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) MODEL TO DIRECT-EDIT FEATURES

Dassault Systemes Solidwo...

1. A computer-implemented method of automatically converting select features of a computer-aided design (CAD) model to direct-edit
features, the method comprising:
selecting one or more features of the CAD model to convert to direct-edit features;
given a history-based data structure associated with the CAD model, determining which other features of the CAD model need
to be converted by analyzing dependency relationships between the selected features and the other features; and

converting the selected features and the other features to direct-edit features, resulting in the CAD model being comprised
of history-based features and direct-edit features.

US Pat. No. 9,097,633

REACTOR CELL ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN SPECTROSCOPY AND MICROSCOPY APPLICATIONS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A reactor cell assembly for use in spectroscopy and microscopy applications, comprising:
a body structure;
a sample retention structure coupled to the body structure, wherein the sample retention structure is configured to contain
a sample to be reacted that is selectively disposed therein;

a sample holder coupled to the body structure and disposed within the sample retention structure, wherein the sample holder
is thermally coupled to a heating device and configured to deliver heat to the sample to be reacted, and wherein the sample
holder comprises a post structure protruding from a surface of one of the body structure and the sample retention structure;

a plurality of fluid communication posts disposed concentrically about the post structure of the sample holder and protruding
from the surface from which the post structure of the sample holder protrudes parallel to the post structure of the sample
holder; and

a window assembly coupled to the sample retention structure;
wherein the window assembly is sufficiently transparent to radiation such that spectroscopy or microscopy can be performed.

US Pat. No. 10,016,739

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

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of curing a material which requires CO2 as a curing reagent, comprising the steps of:providing an apparatus comprising:
a curing chamber configured to contain a material that consumes CO2 as a reagent and that does not cure in the absence of CO2 during curing, said curing chamber having at least one port configured to allow said material to be introduced into said curing chamber and to be removed from said curing chamber, and having at least one closure for said port, said closure configured to provide an atmospheric seal when closed so as to prevent contamination of a gas present in said curing chamber by gas outside said curing chamber;
a source of carbon dioxide configured to provide gaseous carbon dioxide to said curing chamber by way of a gas entry port in said curing chamber, said source of carbon dioxide having at least one flow regulation device configured to control a flow rate of said gaseous carbon dioxide into said curing chamber;
a gas flow subsystem configured to circulate said gas through said curing chamber during a time period when said material that consumes CO2 as a reagent is being cured;
a temperature control subsystem configured to control a temperature of said gas within said chamber;
a humidity control subsystem configured to control a humidity in said gas within said chamber; and
at least one controller in communication with at least one of said source of carbon dioxide, said gas flow subsystem, said temperature control subsystem, and said humidity control subsystem, said at least one controller configured to control independently during a time period when said material that consumes CO2 as a reagent is being cured at least a respective one of said flow rate of said gaseous carbon dioxide, said circulation of said gas through said curing chamber, said temperature of said gas, and said humidity in said gas;
placing a green ceramic body comprising said material that consumes CO2 as a reagent and that does not cure in the absence of CO2 during curing into said curing chamber by way of said at least one port configured to allow said material to be introduced into said curing chamber and to be removed from said curing chamber;
closing said at least one port by operating said closure; and
providing an atmosphere comprising CO2 within said curing chamber for a period of time sufficient to cure said green ceramic body.

US Pat. No. 9,356,340

HIGH GAIN WIDEBAND OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA

Consolidated Radio, Inc.,...

1. A series-fed collinear high gain omnidirectional antenna adapted to radiate electromagnetic energy at an intended frequency
having a wave length, the antenna comprising:
an energized first cone having a first apex and a first diameter
an energized second cone having a second apex and a second diameter, wherein the first apex is secured to the second apex
and the second diameter is different than the first diameter;

an energized third cone having a third apex and a third diameter; and
a first phasing stub extending outwardly away from the second cone to a first phasing stub apex and extending inwardly from
the first phasing stub apex toward the third cone, wherein the first phasing stub includes a first length configured to synchronize
radiative phase between the second energized cone and the third energized cone.

US Pat. No. 9,214,610

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING PHOSPHOR-COATED LED DIES

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a first doped semiconductor layer;
a light-emitting layer disposed over the first doped semiconductor layer;
a second doped semiconductor layer disposed over the light-emitting layer, the second doped semiconductor layer having a different
type of conductivity than the first doped semiconductor layer;

a first conductive terminal and a second conductive terminal each disposed below the first doped semiconductor layer; and
a photo-conversion layer disposed over the second doped semiconductor layer and on side surfaces of the first and second doped
semiconductor layers and the light-emitting layer, wherein a bottommost surface of the photo-conversion layer is located closer
to the second doped semiconductor layer than bottom surfaces of the first and second conductive terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,117,943

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH THROUGH SILICON VIAS

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A method of forming a light-emitting diode (LED) device, the method comprising:
providing a first substrate, the substrate having a doped layer;
forming an LED structure on the first substrate;
forming a porous layer on the first substrate after forming the LED structure;
forming a conductive substrate on the LED structure; and
separating the LED structure from the first substrate along the porous layer.

US Pat. No. 9,117,968

LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE STRUCTURE

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) structure, comprising:
a bonding layer disposed over a substrate, wherein the bonding layer contains AuSn or AuIn;
a metal layer disposed over the bonding layer;
a p-type doped gallium nitride (p-GaN) layer disposed over the metal layer;
a n-type doped gallium nitride (n-GaN) layer approximate the p-GaN layer;
a multiple quantum well (MQW) structure disposed between the n-GaN layer and the p-GaN layer; and
a conductive contact disposed on the n-GaN layer;
wherein the n-GaN layer includes a rough surface with randomly distributed nano-sized dips, wherein the nano-sized dips have
diameters distributed between about 100 nm and about 600 nm and a dip density ranging from about 107 grains/cm2 to about 109 grains/cm2, wherein the nano-sized dips are spaced from each other with an average spacing S and an average diameter D, wherein a ratio
of S/D ranges between about 1.1 and about 1.5, and wherein the conductive contact is disposed on some of the nano-sized dips
of the rough surface.

US Pat. No. 9,105,818

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING PHOSPHOR-COATED LED DIES

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a first doped semiconductor layer;
a light-emitting layer disposed over the first doped semiconductor layer;
a second doped semiconductor layer disposed over the light-emitting layer, the second doped semiconductor layer having a different
type of conductivity than the first doped semiconductor layer; and

a photo-conversion layer disposed over the second doped semiconductor layer and over side surfaces of the first and second
doped semiconductor layers and the light-emitting layer, wherein the photo-conversion layer has an angular profile that comprises
one or more angular corners disposed over the second doped semiconductor layer, wherein the one or more angular corners are
defined by an upper surface and planar side surfaces of the photo-conversion layer, and wherein the upper surface and the
side surfaces of the photo-conversion layer have substantially different roughness levels.

US Pat. No. 9,099,632

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE EMITTER SUBSTRATE WITH HIGHLY REFLECTIVE METAL BONDING

TSMC Solid State Lighting...

1. A package structure, comprising:
a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite to the first side;
a metal layer disposed over at least a portion of the second side of the substrate, wherein a segment of the metal layer extends
through the substrate from the first side to the second side, and wherein a portion of the substrate is completely enclosed
in a cross-sectional view by the metal layer;

a light-reflective layer disposed over the first side of the substrate; and
a photonic device bonded to the light-reflective layer from the first side;
wherein the package structure is free of a bonding wire over the second side of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,074,738

LED LAMP WITH REMOTE PHOSPHOR ON A CAP STRUCTURE

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lamp, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of light-emitting devices located over the substrate, wherein the plurality of light-emitting devices includes
a first subset of light-emitting devices that are each free of a phosphor coating and a second subset of light-emitting devices
that each include a phosphor coating; and

a cap that is located over the light-emitting devices, wherein the cap has both photo-conversion properties and light-scattering
properties, and wherein the cap is located over the first subset of the light-emitting devices but exposes the second subset
of the light-emitting devices.

US Pat. No. 9,065,015

FORMING LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES USING SEED PARTICLES

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A device, comprising:
a substrate, wherein the substrate is a printed circuit board;
a group III-V semiconductor layer disposed over the substrate; and
a seed layer disposed over the group III-V semiconductor layer;
wherein:
the group III-V semiconductor layer includes a multiple quantum well (MQW) layer, a p-type doped layer, and an n-type doped
layer;

the seed layer includes a plurality of miniature elements;
the miniature elements each contain a single-crystal material suitable for epitaxially growing the group III-V semiconductor
layer; and

the miniature elements collectively cover less than 100% of a surface of the group III-V semiconductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,963,392

AERATED COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. An article of manufacture produced by a process comprising:forming a wet mixture, wherein the wet mixture comprises:
water,
a ground calcium silicate, comprising one or more of synthetic wollastonite, pseudo-wollastonite, rankinite, gehlenite, belite, and alite, having a specific particle size, d10 in the range of 0.25 ?m to 5 ?m, d50 in the range of 5 ?m to 20 ?m, and d90 in the range of 25 ?m to 100 ?m,
filler particles comprising calcium oxide or silica having a particle size (d50) in the range of 0.25 ?m to 200 ?m, and
an aerating agent;
casting the wet mixture in a mold;
allowing the aerating agent to generate a gaseous product thereby causing volume expansion of the wet mixture;
pre-curing the expanded mixture at a temperature in the range of about 20° C. to about 100° C. under an atmosphere of water and CO2 for a time sufficient to result in a pre-cured object suitable for achieving sufficient early-age strength required for de-molding and/or cutting;
de-molding and/or cutting the pre-cured object to desired dimensions; and further curing the de-molded and/or cut pre-cured object at a temperature in the range of about 20° C. to about 100° C. for about 6 hours to about 60 hours under an atmosphere of water vapor and CO2 to yield the article;
and wherein the article of manufacture comprises a plurality of bonding elements,
each bonding element comprising:
a core comprising primarily calcium silicate,
a silica-rich first or inner layer,
and a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer;
and exhibits a density of about 300 kg/m3 to 1500 kg/m3, a compressive strength of about 2.0 MPa to about 8.5 MPa, and a flexural strength of about 0.4 MPa to about 1.7 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,490,890

BASE STATION SIGNAL MATCHING DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLID, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A base station signal matching device included in a distributed antenna system for amplifying a received base station signal
and transmitting the amplified base station signal to a user terminal, the base station signal matching device comprising:
a first unit configured to generate first and second branch base station signals by using a power division function based
on the received base station signal, and transmit the second branch base station signal to a third unit; and

a second unit configured to match the first branch base station signal to be suitable for signal processing of the distributed
antenna system.

US Pat. No. 9,348,692

FLASH MEMORY APPARATUS, MEMORY CONTROLLER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING FLASH MEMORY

Asolid Technology Co., Lt...

1. A memory controller, configured to control a flash memory and comprising:
a damaged-column manager, storing a damaged-column address information in the flash memory;
an error checking and correcting decoder, receiving a read data read from the flash memory, performing decoding on the read
data and generating an error information according to the read data; and

a damaged-column decision circuit, coupled to the error checking and correcting decoder and coupled to the damaged-column
manager, wherein the damaged-column decision circuit receives the error information and updates the damaged-column address
information according to the error information,

wherein, the damaged-column decision circuit adds a newly-generated error-column address into the damaged-column address information
to update the damaged-column address information.

US Pat. No. 9,162,279

SOLID TO GAS PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

MADESOLID, INC., Emeryvi...

13. A mold positive, the mold positive comprising:
a first portion formed of material that undergoes a solid to gas phase transformation at a first temperature; and
a second portion formed of material that undergoes a solid to gas phase transformation at a second temperature, wherein the
first temperature is low relative to the second temperature, and wherein the first portion is formed within the second portion
such that,

responsive to the temperature of the mold positive being increased from below the first temperature to above the second temperature,
the first portion undergoes the solid to gas phase transformation at the first temperature to form voids in the second portion,
the voids configured to facilitate expansion of the second portion just before the second portion undergoes the solid to gas
phase transformation as the mold positive reaches the second temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,125,272

LIGHT COLOR AND INTENSITY ADJUSTABLE LED

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a board;
a first light-emitting diode (LED) bank disposed on the board, the first LED bank including a plurality of first LEDs;
a second LED bank disposed on the board, the second LED bank including a plurality of second LEDs, wherein the second LED
bank is electrically coupled to the first LED bank;

a light detector coupled to the first LED bank, wherein the light detector is configured to detect a light output decay from
each of the first LEDs; and

a driver coupled to the light detector and to each of the first and second LED banks;
wherein the second LEDs in the second LED bank are initially deactivated and are subsequently activated in response to light
output decay of the first LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,048,113

COST-EFFECTIVE LED LIGHTING INSTRUMENT WITH GOOD LIGHT OUTPUT UNIFORMITY

TSMC Solid State Lighting...

1. A lighting instrument, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of first light-emitting diodes (LEDs) disposed over the substrate, wherein the first LEDs each have a first value
range for a light output characteristic;

a plurality of second LEDs disposed over the substrate, wherein the second LEDs each have a second value range for the light
output characteristic, the second value range being different from the first value range;

a phosphor layer located at a distance above the first LEDs and the second LEDs; and
a light-reflective layer that is disposed on a surface of the phosphor layer;
wherein the first LEDs interleave with the second LEDs according to a predefined pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,752,723

DISPLAY SUPPORT DEVICE

Modernsolid Industrial Co...

1. A display support device, comprising:
a hollow hanging arm having a pivot end portion and a movable end portion opposite to said pivot end portion;
a pressure cylinder movably disposed in said hanging arm, and including
a cylinder body having a first end pivotally connected to said pivot end portion, and a second end opposite to said first
end,

a fixed rod axially extending through said second end of said cylinder body and having an open end opposite to said first
end of said cylinder body, and

a control pin axially and movably extending through said open end of said fixed rod for controlling pressure change inside
said cylinder body and having an end surface;

a control unit operable to control movement of said control pin between a locking position, in which said end surface of said
control pin is flush with said open end of said fixed rod and said cylinder body is immovable relative to said fixed rod,
and an unlocking position, in which said end surface of said control pin is spaced apart from said open end of said fixed
rod and said cylinder body is movable relative to said fixed rod;

a carrier unit pivotally connected to said movable end portion; and
a positioning unit connected to said pivot end portion.

US Pat. No. 9,658,350

RECHARGEABLE SOLID STATE NEUTRON DETECTOR AND VISIBLE RADIATION INDICATOR

CONSOLIDATED NUCLEAR SECU...

1. A passive radiation detection device, comprising:
a support structure; and
a chalcopyrite crystal coupled to the support structure;
wherein, when the chalcopyrite crystal coupled to the support structure is subsequently exposed to radiation, a visible spectrum
of the chalcopyrite crystal coupled to the support structure changes from an initial color to a modified color.

US Pat. No. 9,638,809

HANDHELD DUAL THERMAL NEUTRON DETECTOR AND GAMMA-RAY SPECTROMETER

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A combined thermal neutron detector and gamma-ray spectrometer system, comprising:
a first solid state detection medium comprising a lithium chalcopyrite single crystal material operable for detecting neutrons;
a gamma ray shielding material disposed adjacent to the first detection medium;
a second solid state detection medium comprising one of a doped metal halide, an elpasolite, and a high Z semiconductor scintillator
crystal operable for detecting gamma rays;

a neutron shielding material disposed adjacent to the second detection medium;
a photodetector coupled to the second detection medium also operable for detecting the gamma rays;
wherein the first detection medium and the second detection medium and the associated shielding materials are disposed in
a side-by-side configuration and do not overlap in an orthogonal plane to a radiation flux emanating from the radiation source;
and

a mobile device disposed adjacent and coupled to the first detection medium and the second detection medium.

US Pat. No. 9,559,777

RELAY SYSTEM IN RING TOPOLOGY

SOLID, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A remote unit that is interposed between first and second remote units in a ring topology, comprising:
a first deframer configured to deframe first signals received from the first remote unit;
a first framer configured to frame a first transmitting target signal, which is required to be transmitted to the second remote
unit, among the first receiving signals;

a second deframer configured to deframe second signals received from the second remote unit;
a second framer configured to frame a second transmitting target signal, which is required to be transmitted to the first
remote unit, among the second receiving signals;

a forward DSP section configured to perform digital signal processing on service signals, which are required to be transmitted
to a user terminal, among the first receiving signals and the second receiving signals;

a reverse DSP section configured to perform digital signal processing on a terminal signal transmitted from the user terminal;
and

a control section configured to switch between a first switching state in which the first receiving signals and the second
receiving signals are respectively used as a forward signal and a reverse signal, and a second switching state in which the
first receiving signals and the second receiving signals are respectively used as a reverse signal and a forward signal, in
response to a switching control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,495,482

COMPUTER METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CREATING SKETCH GEOMETRY

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method of sketching a real-world object, comprising:
providing a set of geometric templates stored in a computer memory in a computer-aided design (CAD) system, each geometric
template in the set specifying a respective basic geometric shape from which a user initiates or builds at least one sketch
entity in a 2D or 3D sketch in the CAD system, and different geometric templates in the set specifying different basic geometric
shapes of sketch entities:

enabling end-user extension of the set of geometric templates in the CAD system, including enabling end-user definition and
creation of an additional basic geometric shape from which the user initiates or builds additional sketch entities in sketches
using a markup type language schema in which the end-user states the definition of the additional basic geometric shape and
the definition includes one or more constraints and a drag point, a corresponding geometric template of the additional basic
geometric shape being added to the set of geometric templates in the CAD system so as to result in a customized extended set
of geometric templates stored in the computer memory and reusable in the CAD system to construct different CAD models; and

in response to end-user application of the extended set of geometric templates, generating on a computer display a sketch
of a real-world object to serve as a basis of a feature in a CAD model representing the real-world object.

US Pat. No. 9,328,034

LIQUID ELECTRICALLY INITIATED AND CONTROLLED GAS GENERATOR COMPOSITION

Digital Solid State Propu...

1. A method of controlling gas generation, the method comprising the steps of:
a. providing an electrically controlled gas generator composition comprising:
i. oxidizer containing hydroxylammonium nitrate (HAN) at 65-79 percent by weight;
ii. fuel additive at 15-30 percent by weight;
iii. a stabilizer and sequestrant at 0.1-1.0 percent by weight;
iv. a buffer containing ammonium dihydrogen phosphate at 0.1-1.0 percent by weight; and
v. a surfactant containing n-octanol at 0.1-0.5 percent by weight;
b. providing an electrode in contact with said gas generator composition; and
c. applying an electrical voltage to said gas generator composition via said electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,271,087

MICROELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) MICROPHONE PACKAGE DEVICE AND MEMS PACKAGING METHOD THEREOF

Solid State System Co., L...

1. A micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) microphone package device, comprising:
a silicon MEMS microphone chip, wherein the silicon MEMS microphone chip is an integrated circuit chip and an acoustic sensing
structure embedded in the integrated circuit chip, wherein the silicon MEMS microphone chip has a first surface and a second
surface, wherein an integrated circuit and one side of an acoustic sensing structure of the silicon MEMS microphone chip are
exposed at the first surface, wherein acoustic signals are received by the acoustic sensing structure and transferred to electrical
signals via the integrated circuit, wherein a cavity is formed at the second surface of the silicon MEMS microphone chip to
expose the other side of the acoustic sensing structure on the second surface of the silicon MEMS microphone chip;

a substrate, having an interconnection structure in the substrate;
an adhesive structure, adhering on an outer sidewall of the silicon MEMS microphone chip, wherein a bottom portion of the
adhesive structure protrudes out from the first surface of the silicon MEMS microphone chip and adheres on a surface of the
substrate to form a first seal ring, wherein a space between the acoustic sensing structure and the substrate and sealed by
the first seal ring forms a second chamber; and

a cover, adhering to a top portion of the adhesive structure, covering over the cavity on the second surface of the silicon
MEMS microphone chip, wherein the top portion of the adhesive structure forms as a second seal ring, wherein a space between
the cover and the second surface of the silicon MEMS microphone chip and sealed by the second seal ring forms a first chamber,
wherein the cavity is connected to the first chamber acoustically.

US Pat. No. 9,054,257

WATER RESISTANT LED DEVICES AND AN LED DISPLAY INCLUDING SAME

Cree Huizhou Solid State ...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) package comprising:
a first plastic portion having a mounting surface and a lower surface; and
a second portion surrounding the first plastic portion and exposing the mounting surface and the lower surface of the first
plastic portion,

wherein the first plastic portion and the second portion have different optical properties.

US Pat. No. 9,878,951

HOLLOW-CORE ARTICLES AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. An article of manufacture having a body prepared from a composite material,
wherein
the body comprises one or more interior ducts or channels exhibiting one or more surfaces capable of fluid communication with
an exterior of the body, and

the composite material comprises:
a plurality of bonding elements, wherein each bonding element comprises: a core comprising primarily calcium silicate, a silica-rich
first or inner layer, and a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer; and

filler particles comprising coarse filler particles and/or fine filler particles, wherein the plurality of bonding elements
and the plurality of filler particles together form one or more bonding matrices and the bonding elements and the filler particles
are substantially evenly dispersed therein and bonded together,

wherein the article is a hollow core slab having a longitudinal dimension from about 4 m to about 250 m, a transverse dimension
from about 0.5 m to about 2 m, and a thickness from about 10 cm to about 50 cm.

US Pat. No. 9,164,281

VOLUMETRIC HEADS-UP DISPLAY WITH DYNAMIC FOCAL PLANE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A vehicle heads-up display device for displaying graphic elements in view of a driver of a vehicle while the driver views
an environment through a windshield of the vehicle, comprising:
a first projector configured to project, through the windshield of the vehicle, a first graphic element on a first focal plane
in view of the driver while the driver views the environment through the windshield, the first focal plane oriented substantially
perpendicularly to a line-of-sight of the driver; and

a first actuator on which the first projector is mounted, the first actuator configured to linearly move the first projector
in a direction towards or away from at least one lens, wherein linearly moving the first projector causes the first focal
plane of the first graphic element to move in a direction of the line-of-sight of the driver, wherein the first actuator is
configured to linearly move the first projector in a direction substantially perpendicular to the line-of-sight of the driver
such that the first focal plane is moved substantially perpendicularly to the direction of movement of the first projector.

US Pat. No. 9,166,129

BATWING LED WITH REMOTE PHOSPHOR CONFIGURATION

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A method, comprising:
forming a lens over one or more light-emitting devices disposed over a substrate, wherein the lens includes a trench that
circumferentially surrounds the one or more light-emitting devices; and

filling the trench with a phosphor-containing material.

US Pat. No. 9,126,827

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEM (MEMS) DEVICE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

Solid State System Co., L...

1. A method for fabricating microelectromechanical system (MEMS) device, comprising:
providing a silicon substrate having a first side and a second side;
forming a structural dielectric layer over the first side of the silicon substrate, wherein a plurality of structure elements
is embedded in the structural dielectric layer and to be released, the plurality of structure elements comprise:

a conductive backplate, over the silicon substrate, having a plurality of venting holes and a plurality of protrusion structures
on a top of the conductive backplate; and

a diaphragm, located above the conductive backplate by a distance, wherein a chamber is formed between the diaphragm and the
conductive backplate;

forming a cavity in the silicon substrate at the second side, wherein the cavity is corresponding to the plurality of structure
elements embedded in the structural dielectric layer; and

performing isotropic etching process on a dielectric material of the structural dielectric layer to release the structure
elements,

wherein a first side of the diaphragm is exposed by the chamber and faces to the protrusion structures of the conductive backplate
and a second side of the diaphragm is exposed to an environment space, wherein the chamber is connected to the cavity of the
silicon substrate through the venting holes of the conductive backplate.

US Pat. No. 9,099,593

III-V GROUP COMPOUND DEVICES WITH IMPROVED EFFICIENCY AND DROOP RATE

TSMC Solid State Lighting...

1. A photonic device, comprising:
an n-type III-V group layer disposed over a substrate;
a p-type III-V group layer disposed over the n-type layer;
a quantum well disposed between the n-type III-V group layer and the p-type III-V group layer;
wherein:
the quantum well includes a plurality of active layers interleaved with a plurality of barrier layers such that each barrier
layer is separated from adjacent barrier layers by a respective one of the active layers;

the active layers have substantially uniform thicknesses;
a subset of the barrier layers are doped with a p-type dopant;
the dopant concentration for the barrier layers in the subset are inversely correlated with distances between the barrier
layer and the p-type III-V group layer; and

a thickness of each barrier layer is a function of its location with respect to the p-type III-V group layer such that each
barrier layer is thicker than an immediately adjacent barrier layer that is located closer to the p-type III-V group layer.

US Pat. No. 9,044,090

RACK SYSTEM AND BRACKET

SOLID RACKS PTY LIMITED, ...

5. A support system comprising:
a support panel having a front face and a rear face and a plurality of apertures extending through said support panel between
said front face and said rear face, said rear face including a respective recess adjacent to a respective one of said plurality
of apertures, said respective recess having a base surface which in side view is located between said front face and said
rear face, wherein said base surface of said respective recess is bounded by at least one sidewall extending inward from said
rear face, and wherein said base surface of said respective recess intersects with a wall that extends forward toward said
front face and that defines said respective one of said plurality of apertures, wherein said support panel is configured to
be secured to a plate member; and

a support member having a body and at least one support hook which has a first portion to engage an edge of a given one of
said plurality of apertures, said body extending away from said first portion, said support hook having a second portion which
extends from said first portion so as to form a gap or slot between said body and said second portion to receive a part of
said support panel adjacent said given one of said plurality of apertures, said second portion in use being adapted to be
generally parallel to a rear surface of said support panel, wherein said second portion of said support hook is configured
to pass through said given one of said plurality of apertures such that when said first portion has been positioned against
a wall of said given one of said plurality of apertures said second portion is located adjacent a rear surface of said support
panel and adjacent said plate member;

wherein said given one of said plurality of apertures of said support panel defines an opening that is completely surrounded
by at least one inward facing wall and the first portion and second portion of the hook are configured such that both the
first and second portions of the hook pass through the opening of said given one of said plurality of apertures in use and
the second portion of the hook engages the rear surface of the support panel adjacent said given one of said plurality of
apertures in use.

US Pat. No. 10,091,855

MANUALLY CONTROLLABLE LED CORRELATED COLOR TEMPERATURE LIGHT FIXTURE

ETi Solid State Lighting ...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:at least two electrically operated LED light sources for emitting illumination, the illumination of each of said at least two LED light sources having different, predetermined correlated color temperatures; and
an electric circuit connectable to an electric power source for supplying electric power to one of the group consisting of a selected one of said at least two LED light sources and a selected combination of said at least two LED light sources, said electrical circuit comprising:
a switching circuit operable for connecting said selected one of the group consisting of a selected one of said at least two LED light sources, and said combination of said at least two LED light sources, to said electrical circuit to receive electrical current and emit illumination of a predetermined correlated color temperature;
a manually controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly to operate said switching circuit to connect said selected one of said group to the electric power source to effect the illumination of said selected one of said group of one of said at least two LED sources and a combination of said at least two LED light sources, said manually controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly including a digitally operated switch actuating member for actuating said manually controllable correlated color temperature switching assembly;
a switch holding structure for holding for operation said digitally operated switch actuating member; and
a concealment for concealing said switch holding structure to render said digitally operated switch actuating member inaccessible for operation, and for selectively rendering said digitally operated switch actuating member accessible for digital operation.

US Pat. No. 9,982,332

HARDFACE COATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR METAL ALLOYS AND OTHER MATERIALS FOR WEAR AND CORROSION RESISTANT APPLICATIONS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method for surface treating a metal alloy substrate or other material substrate to provide improved wear and corrosion resistance for a resulting composite structure, comprising:depositing a layer of titanium and boron on a surface of the substrate in the presence of sufficient deposition process heat such that diffusion interactions occur and the titanium and boron react to form elongate titanium monoboride structures in a matrix, wherein the titanium and boron partially diffuse into the surface of the substrate to form a reinforced material intermingled with the surface of the substrate to provide the composite structure;
wherein one or more of the titanium and boron are deposited at a temperature of about 800 degrees C. or more.

US Pat. No. 9,759,281

TONE RING ATTACHMENT METHOD

Consolidated Metco, Inc.,...

1. A disc brake assembly comprising:
a brake rotor,
the brake rotor having a circular pocket,
a wave spring received in the brake rotor circular pocket,
an anti-lock brake sensing ring received in the brake rotor circular pocket on top of the wave spring,
the brake rotor having a plurality of retaining ledges, each retaining ledge extending radially inward into the brake rotor
circular pocket from a wall of the brake rotor forming the pocket,

each retaining ledge having a main section with two ends and an upper lip that forms a retaining groove,
the anti-lock brake sensing ring having a plurality of locating tab assemblies, each locating tab assembly having a leading
locking tab, a center section, and a stopping locking tab,

each locating tab assembly of the anti-lock brake sensing ring being received in one of the retaining grooves of the brake
rotor, wherein each anti-lock brake sensing ring tab assembly center extended section extends downwardly and radially outward
from an upper surface of the anti-lock brake sensing ring.

US Pat. No. 9,670,064

PRODUCTION OF HEAVY WATER

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method of producing heavy water comprising:
heating solid lithium deuteride to form liquid lithium deuteride;
extracting gaseous deuterium from the liquid lithium deuteride;
combusting the extracted gaseous deuterium with gaseous oxygen to produce gaseous heavy water; and
condensing the gaseous heavy water to produce liquid or solid heavy water.

US Pat. No. 9,541,270

INTEGRAL LED LIGHT FIXTURE

ETi Solid State Lighting ...

1. An integral LED light fixture comprising:
a housing base having a forward housing base portion and a rearward housing base portion, a support at said rearward housing
base portion, a forwardly-extending outer wall and a forwardly-extending central portion defining a housing base recess in
said housing base;

a socket base located within the forwardly-extending central portion without extending rearwardly beyond said forwardly-extending
outer wall and operatively connected to said rearward housing base portion of said housing base for making electrical connection
with an incandescent light socket, said socket base transmitting electrical current with an incoming voltage from the incandescent
light socket; and

a series of electrical components for generating LED illumination operatively connected to said housing base, said series
of electrical components including:

a printed circuit board comprising a set of LED bulbs, and electrical circuitry for transmitting electricity to actuate said
set of LED bulbs; and

electrical conversion components for converting the electrical current received from said socket base to electrical current
having the necessary characteristics for actuating said LED bulbs, said electrical conversion components and said printed
circuit board having respective rearward-to-forward heights, said respective rearward-to-forward heights cumulatively having
a total cumulative height;

said printed circuit board and said electrical conversion components being nested together to form a total nested depth; said
total nested height being less than said total cumulative height, and said socket base, said housing base, said printed circuit
board and electrical conversion components being fixedly attached to each other; and

a lens removably attached to said housing base and enclosing said series of electrical components.

US Pat. No. 9,465,894

GENERATION OF SECTION VIEW CUTTING LINES WITH AUTOMATIC CONSTRAINTS

Dassault Systemes Solidwo...

1. A computer-implemented method for creating a section view of a computer-aided design model, the method comprising:
in response to user deployment of a cut operation, implementing by a computer:
a) creating an initial cutting line formed of one or more line segments to apply to the computer-aided design model and resulting
in a section view of the computer-aided design model, wherein the computer forms the initial cutting line from a predetermined
path selected by a user from a computer user interface;

b) constraining the initial cutting line by one of: (1) detecting a user-selected constraining point on the computer-aided
design model, and (2) prior to a constraint being established, the computer making an inference based on geometry of the computer-aided
design model that a geometric entity on the computer-aided design model could be used to constrain the initial cutting line,
wherein said making the inference by the computer comprises: (i) detecting with respect to geometry of the geometric entity
at least one of cursor activity and proximity of a cursor to the geometric entity, and (ii) determining possible use of the
geometric entity as a constraint when the at least one of cursor activity and proximity of the cursor is within a predefined
closeness to the geometric entity, and said making the inference resulting in the geometric entity serving as a user-selectable
inferred constraint candidate; and

c) enhancing the initial cutting line, wherein enhancing comprises:
automatically adding an enhancement to the initial cutting line according to an enhancement type and resulting in an enhanced
cutting line, wherein the enhancement forms at least one line segment in the enhanced cutting line; and

adjusting a shape of the enhancement via a cursor-controlled device according to a set of rules.

US Pat. No. 9,444,323

POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM HAVING A HARMONIC DISTORTION LIMITER

SOLIDSTATE CONTROLS, LLC,...

1. An electrical power conversion system having a harmonic distortion limiter, comprising:
a power converter having a power input, a power output, a current measurement output signal, and a control signal input; and
a controller comprising:
a voltage control subsystem arranged to measure a voltage present at the power output of the power converter and generate
a corresponding current reference signal, the voltage control subsystem further includes a first summation subsystem comprising
sine and cosine products of a fundamental frequency of the power output and further including a second summation subsystem
comprising sine and cosine products of harmonics of the power output; and

a current control subsystem arranged to receive the current reference signal and the current measurement output signal and
generate a corresponding modulation command signal, the modulation command signal of the controller being electrically coupled
to the control signal input of the power converter,

the power converter being responsive to the modulation command signal to limit harmonic distortion at the power output of
the power converter.

US Pat. No. 9,429,279

INTEGRATED LED-BASED LUMINAIRE FOR GENERAL LIGHTING

PHILIPS SOLID-STATE LIGHT...

1. An illumination apparatus, comprising:
an LED module having at least a first die and a second die, the first die configured to produce a first spectrum of radiation
and the second die configured to produce a second spectrum of radiation;

the LED module having a primary substantially dome shaped lens with a first texturing;
a parabolic secondary reflector optic having a first opening with a first diameter and a second opening with a second diameter,
the first diameter less than the second diameter;

the primary substantially dome shaped lens positioned adjacent the first opening;
the secondary reflector optic having a second texturing on at least a portion of a light receiving surface of the secondary
reflector optic;

a temperature sensor adjacent to the LED module;
a power converter providing power factor correction and operating voltage to the LED module, the power converter being a switching
power supply which receives input from the temperature sensor to control a first current to the first die and a second current
to the second die.

US Pat. No. 9,379,534

RECLOSER DEVICE AND METHOD OF OPERATION

CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPA...

1. A device for interrupting a flow of electrical power in an electrical distribution system having a radial circuit with
at least one circuit interrupting device, the radial circuit being coupled to an adjacent circuit by an open switch, the at
least one circuit interrupting device having a reclose time, the device comprising:
a sensor operably coupled to the radial circuit, the sensor configured to generate a signal in the event of loss of system
power, the loss of system power includes substantially no voltage and current measured by the sensor;

a switching mechanism coupled to the electrical distribution system, the switching mechanism movable between an open position
and a closed position;

a controller operably coupled to the sensor and the switching mechanism, the controller having a processor that is responsive
to executable computer instructions when executed on the processor for initiating a timer in response to the signal and determining
a measured reclose time with the timer; and

wherein the processor is further responsive to executable computer instructions for actuating the switching mechanism in response
to the measured reclose time is substantially equal to the reclose time of the at least one circuit interrupting device;

wherein the controller further includes a first logic circuit and a second logic circuit, the first logic circuit determines
when an upstream tripping device is opening and closing based at least in part on the timer, the upstream tripping device
configured to open when an overcurrent condition is present, and the second logic circuit determines when a location of a
fault is upstream or downstream from the device.

US Pat. No. 9,366,052

STRUCTURAL SUPPORT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION THEREOF

Solid Structures, Spokan...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a first strap including an upper end and a lower end;
a second strap disposed adjacent the first strap and including an upper end and a lower end, the upper and lower ends of the
second strap corresponding in position with respect to the upper and lower ends of the first strap;

a base portion connecting the first and second straps between the respective lower ends of the first and second straps;
a height adjustment system including
at least one bar disposed so as to extend through the base portion into a space between the first and second straps, and
a lift assist component that engages with the bar such that, in an orientation where the first and second straps extend vertically
with respect to a horizontal plane, a distance between the horizontal plane and the respective upper ends of the first and
second straps is adjustable via engagement between the lift assist component and the bar; and

a connection member connecting the first strap and the second strap and spaced apart from the base portion so as to be between
the respective upper ends and lower ends of the first strap and the second strap, the connection member being a support column
rest,

wherein the first strap and the second strap include through holes extending through the respective upper ends of the first
strap and the second strap above the connection member.

US Pat. No. 9,268,047

GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING

Rock Solid Images, Inc, ...

1. A method for obtaining hydrocarbon from an area that contains a hydrocarbon-bearing subterranean reservoir, the method
comprising:
processing a seismic trace obtained for the area according to a method comprising:
(a) deriving a seismic wavelet for a time-window of the seismic trace;
(b) generating a model for the area corresponding to that time window comprising a plurality of seismic reflectors by comparing
the seismic wavelet with the time-window of the seismic trace to identify locations for the seismic reflectors, wherein the
locations of the seismic reflectors are subject to a separation constraint requiring at least some neighboring seismic reflectors
to be separated by at least a minimum separation threshold which is greater than a separation corresponding to a sampling
interval for the seismic trace;

(c) defining a model seismic wavelet having a model seismic wavelet amplitude spectrum with a frequency bandwidth which is
greater than that of a seismic wavelet amplitude spectrum determined for the time-window of the seismic trace;

(d) generating a model of the time-window of the seismic trace for the area based on the plurality of seismic reflectors of
the model for the area corresponding to that time window and the model seismic wavelet;

identifying the presence of the hydrocarbon-bearing subterranean reservoir from the processed seismic traces;
penetrating the identified hydrocarbon-bearing subterranean reservoir with a hydrocarbon-producing well.

US Pat. No. 9,262,860

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPORTANCE SAMPLING OF AREA LIGHTS IN PARTICIPATING MEDIA

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method of rendering a scene, the scene including a homogeneous participating media illuminated by a light source, comprising:
a. defining a virtual ray extending from a point or pixel on a virtual viewing plane;
b. defining a series of sampling points along the virtual ray, the sampling points spaced equi-angularly with respect to a
light source;

c. calculating a contribution to an image at the point or pixel from each sampling point due to illumination through a homogeneous
participating media, wherein the sampling points are arranged according to a distribution:

ti=D tan [(1??i)?a+?i?b)] for ?i?[0,1)

i. wherein ti is a distance along the ray at which point “i” is located;

ii. D is an orthogonal distance from the light source to the virtual ray;
iii. ?a and ?b are angles between an orthogonal projection of the light source onto the virtual ray and a line from the light source to the
points a and b on the ray, respectively; and

iv. ?i is a random number between [0,1); and

d. rendering an image based on the calculated contributions.

US Pat. No. 9,214,613

METHOD OF FORMING LIGHT-GENERATING DEVICE INCLUDING REFLECTIVE LAYER

TSMC Solid State Lighting...

1. A method of forming a light-generating device, comprising:
forming a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) over a substrate, the LEDs each including a first group III-V compound
layer, a second group Ill-V compound layer, and an active layer disposed between the first group III-V compound layer and
the second group ill-V compound layer, wherein the LEDs are physically separated from one another;

forming spacers on side surfaces of each of the LEDs; and
thereafter forming a reflective material over portions of the substrate that are not covered by the LEDs and the spacers,
wherein the reflective material is formed below the active layer of the LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,182,207

LIQUID ELECTRICALLY INITIATED AND CONTROLLED GAS GENERATOR COMPOSITION

Digital Solid State Propu...

1. A liquid electrically initiated and controlled composition comprising:
a. Oxidizer at 65-79 percent by weight;
b. Stabilizer and Sequestrant at 0.1-1.0 percent by weight;
c. Buffer at 0.1-1.0 percent by weight;
d. Desensitizer at 1-3 percent by weight;
e. Fuel Additive at 15-30 percent by weight;
f. Surfactant at 0.1-0.5 percent by weight;
g. Combustion enhancer at 1-3 percent by weight; and
h. Co-oxidizer 2-7 percent by weight.

US Pat. No. 9,170,568

FAIL-SAFE STATIC SWITCH

SOLIDSTATE CONTROLS, LLC,...

15. A fail-safe static switch, comprising:
a first control path having a signal analyzer forming a first electrical circuit, the signal analyzer being configured to
monitor predetermined characteristics of a power supply voltage, the signal analyzer generating a first failure signal when
the characteristics of the power supply voltage monitored by the signal analyzer are not in compliance with predetermined
metrics;

a second control path having a second electrical circuit, the second electrical circuit being configured to monitor predetermined
characteristics of the power supply voltage, the second electrical circuit generating a fourth failure signal when the characteristics
of the power supply voltage monitored by the second electrical circuit are not in compliance with predetermined metrics;

a third control path, the third control path having a third electrical circuit, the third electrical circuit being configured
to monitor predetermined characteristics of the power supply voltage, the third electrical circuit generating a fifth failure
signal when the characteristics of the power supply voltage monitored by the third electrical circuit are not in compliance
with predetermined metrics;

a fourth control path, the fourth control path having a fourth electrical circuit, the fourth electrical circuit being configured
to monitor predetermined characteristics of a logic power supply voltage, the fourth electrical circuit generating a sixth
failure signal when the characteristics of the logic power supply voltage monitored by the fourth electrical circuit are not
in compliance with predetermined metrics; and

an output providing an electrical output signal, wherein
the electrical output signal changes state when at least one of the first, fourth, fifth and sixth failure signals are generated.

US Pat. No. 9,106,361

PASSIVE WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC WAVELENGTH LOCKING AND SYSTEM THEREOF

SOLID, INC., (KR) SOLID ...

1. A passive wavelength division multiplexing device for automatic wavelength locking, comprising:
an optical multiplexer configured to allow a light having a corresponding wavelength to be outputted to one or more optical
network units (ONUs) when a predetermined wavelength of a light beam inputted thereto is synchronized to a passband thereof;

a splitter configured to split a part of the light outputted from the optical multiplexer into a plurality of light beams;
an optical filter configured to allow the light beams splitted by the splitter to pass therethrough;
an integrated optical receiver monitor configured to detect the intensity of the light beams that has passed through the optical
filter and convert the detected light beams into electrical signals;

a wavelength-tunable optical transmitter configured to allow a light beam having a specific wavelength to be inputted to the
optical multiplexer while scanning the plurality of light beams having different wavelengths according to a temperature, and
adjust a wavelength of an optical signal to be outputted to the optical network units (ONUs) through the optical multiplexer,
into a wavelength of an optical signal having the maximum optical intensity to lock the wavelength using optical intensity
information corresponding to the electrical signals converted by the integrated optical receiver monitor;

an FSK Tx section configured to transmit its locked wavelength information using a frequency shift keying (FSK) signal or
a subcarrier which is carried on the amplitude of payload data within a given percentage;

a first photo detection section configured to detect the intensity of a light having a specific wavelength transferred thereto
from the optical network unit (ONU) through monitoring; and

a first polymer optical sub-assembly section configured to transmit the light having the specific wavelength detected by the
first photo detection section using a polymer optical sub-assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,076,950

HIGH VOLTAGE LED WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION AND LIGHT EXTRACTION

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a polygon die including a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), and wherein each LED includes:
a plurality of epi-layers, the epi-layers containing a p-type layer, an n-type layer, and a multiple quantum well (MQW) disposed
between the p-type layer and the n-type layer; and

a p-type electrode and an n-type electrode electrically coupled to the p-type layer and the n-type layer, respectively; and
a submount to which each of the LEDs is coupled, wherein the p-type and the n-type electrodes are located between the submount
and the epi-layers, wherein the submount contains a plurality of conductive elements configured to electrically couple at
least a portion of the plurality of LEDs in series, and wherein at least some of the plurality of LEDs have non-rectangular
top view shapes.

US Pat. No. 9,060,396

MECHANISMS FOR ANTI-FLICKERING

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A circuit comprising:
a first switch having a first first-switch end and a second first-switch end;
a second switch having a first second-switch end and a second second-switch end;
a capacitive device having a first capacitive end and a second capacitive end;
a third switch having a first third-switch end and a second third-switch end;
a fourth switch having a first fourth-switch end and second fourth-switch end;
a switching controller; and
a voltage source,wherein
the first, second, third, and fourth switches are different from one another;
a first node has a first voltage and is coupled to the first fourth-switch end, to the first second-switch end, and to the
first capacitive end;

a second node has a second voltage and is coupled to the voltage source, to the second fourth-switch end, and to the second
third-switch end;

a third node is coupled to the second second-switch end, and to the first first-switch end; and
the switching controller is configured to selectively open and close the first switch and the second switch such that the
first node and the voltage source selectively provide the second voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,032,304

AUTOMATIC CREATION OF TEMPORARY RIGID RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN MOVING PARTS IN MOTION SIMULATION

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method for automatically managing relationships between moving parts of a computer-aided design model, the method comprising:selecting a first part and a second part, the first and second parts being structurally independent of one another;
determining which of the first and second parts is a driving part and which of the first and second parts is a driven part in an animation;
for one of the driving part and the driven part, applying a new position wherein a change from an initial position to the new position defines a motion;
adding one or more temporary constraints between the driving part and the driven part if the new position is applied to the driving part;
executing a constraint solver to move the first and second parts into a first solved position and a second solved position, respectively; and
after execution of the constraint solver, removing the added one or more temporary constraints.

US Pat. No. 9,938,189

PERVIOUS COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. A pervious composite material comprising:a plurality of bonding elements, wherein each bonding element comprises:
a core comprising primarily calcium silicate,
a silica-rich first or inner layer, and
a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer;
a plurality of aggregates having sizes of about 0.25 mm to about 25 mm, wherein the aggregates comprise a first group of particle aggregates of a size about ?? to about ¼? and a second group of particle aggregates of a size about ?? to about ½?; and
a plurality of pores having sizes from about 0.1 mm to about 10 mm, wherein
the plurality of bonding elements and the plurality of aggregates together form one or more bonding matrices and the bonding elements and aggregates are substantially evenly dispersed therein and bonded together; and
the plurality of pores account for from about 5 vol. % to about 40 vol. % of the pervious composite material and form interconnected channels allowing the composite material to be water permeable; and,
 whereby
the pervious composite material exhibits a density from about 1,500 kg/m3 to 2,200 kg/m3, a compressive strength from about 3.0 MPa to about 30 MPa, a flexural strength from about 1.0 MPa to about 4.0 MPa, and a hydraulic conductivity from about 100 cm/hr to about 8,000 cm/hr,wherein the aggregates account for about 50 wt. % to about 85 wt. % of the pervious composite material.

US Pat. No. 9,746,130

SUPPORTING APPARATUS FOR SUSPENDING TWO DISPLAYS

Modernsolid Industrial Co...

1. A supporting apparatus for suspending two displays, comprising:
a base seat unit including a fixing bracket and a pillar that is connected to said fixing bracket, that extends from said
fixing bracket and that has a central axis;

two suspending arms, each of said suspending arms having a first end portion that is movably connected to said pillar of said
base seat unit such that each of said suspending arms is movable along the central axis of said pillar, a second end portion
that is opposite to said first end portion, and an intermediate portion that is connected between said first and second end
portions, said intermediate portion of each of said suspending arms being pivotable relative to said first end portion of
said suspending arm about a pivotal axis that is substantially orthogonal to the central axis of said pillar;

two slide track units, each of said slide track units being connected to said second end portion of a respective one of said
suspending arms; and

two display-supporting bracket units, each of said display-supporting bracket units being movably connected to a respective
one of said slide track units and being adapted for mounting a respective one of the displays;

wherein, through operation of said suspending arms, said sliding track units and said display-supporting bracket units, the
displays can be moved to juxtapose and contact each other.

US Pat. No. 9,467,546

PROJECTION KEYBOARD FOR PORTABLE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

SOLID YEAR CO., LTD., Ta...

1. A projection keyboard for a portable communication device, comprising:
a main body having a HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) input hole and an image input hole;
a battery unit disposed in the main body;
a connection module connected with the main body and electrically connected with the battery unit, the connection module communicating
with an external portable communication device by at least one of a wireless and a wired connection;

a micro projection device pivotally connected to a front central portion of the main body and electrically connected with
the battery unit, the image input hole, and the HDMI input hole; and

a wireless AV receiver connected with the battery unit and the micro projection device, wherein the micro projection device
is inseparable from the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,427,773

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY SCRIBING AND FILLING OF SCRIBED CHANNEL, TROUGH, TRENCH OR GROOVE

Solidscape, Inc., Merrim...

1. A method of fabricating a three dimensional model from a composite model formed by a plurality of layers with the composite
model comprising at least one separation material encasing and enclosing a build material, the method comprising the steps
of:
(1) depositing a current build layer of the build material onto a preceding layer;
(2) removing a selected area of the current build material from the deposited build layer and simultaneously depositing the
separation material in any removed selected area of the current build material so as to perform both the removing and the
depositing simultaneously in a combined step; and

(3) reducing the current build layer to a desired final thickness for supporting a next subsequent build layer; and
(4) repeatedly repeating steps (1) through (3) for each build layer until the composite model is completed.

US Pat. No. 9,203,945

TABLET COMPUTER PROTECTIVE CASE WITH KEYBOARD

SOLID YEAR CO., LTD., Ch...

1. A tablet computer protective case with a keyboard, comprising:
an outer cover having an outer bottom concave cover and an outer top concave cover, one side of the outer bottom concave cover
being connected with one side of the outer top concave cover, the outer top concave cover being foldable relative to the outer
bottom concave cover, the outer top concave cover having a first lower support portion and a first upper support portion,
a joint portion of the first lower support portion and the first upper support portion being substantially parallel to a joint
portion of the outer bottom concave cover and the outer top concave cover, the first upper support portion being foldable
outward relative to the first lower support portion, the first lower support portion having two first lower through holes
which are transversely spaced, the first upper support portion having two first upper through holes which are transversely
spaced, the first upper through holes corresponding in position to the first lower through holes;

an inner cover having an inner bottom concave cover and an inner top concave cover, the inner bottom concave cover being disposed
in the outer bottom concave cover, the inner top concave cover being disposed in the outer top concave cover, one side of
the inner bottom concave cover being separate from and disposed close to one side of the inner top concave cover, the inner
top concave cover having a third lower support portion and a third upper support portion, the third lower support portion
and the third upper support portion respectively corresponding to the first lower support portion and the first upper support
portion, a joint portion of the third lower support portion and the third upper support portion being substantially parallel
to a joint portion of the inner bottom concave cover and the inner top concave cover, the third upper support portion being
foldable outward relative to the third lower support portion;

a zipper sewed between the outer cover and the inner cover to connect the outer cover and the inner cover, wherein the inner
bottom concave cover and the inner top concave cover of the inner cover can be opened or closed through the zipper;

a partition disposed between the outer top concave cover and the inner top concave cover, the partition having a second lower
support portion and a second upper support portion, the second lower support portion and the second upper support portion
respectively corresponding to the first lower support portion and the first upper support portion, a joint portion of the
second lower support portion and the second upper support portion being substantially parallel to a joint portion of the outer
bottom concave cover and the outer top concave cover, the second upper support portion being foldable outward relative to
the second lower support portion, the second lower support portion having two second lower through holes which are transversely
spaced, the second upper support portion having two second upper through holes which are transversely spaced, the second lower
through holes corresponding in position to the first lower through holes, the second upper through holes corresponding in
position to the first upper through holes; and

two elastic members each having a first end, a second end, and a body portion connected between the first end and the second
end, the first ends of the two elastic members being fixed to the second lower through holes and located between the inner
cover and the partition, the second ends of the two elastic members being fixed to the second upper through holes and located
between the inner cover and the partition, the body portions of the two elastic members being inserted through the second
lower through holes, the first lower through holes, the first upper through holes, and the second upper through holes in sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,146,168

PRESSURE SENSOR

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A pressure sensor comprising:
a housing;
a ferromagnetic metal disposed in the housing;
a tension inducing mechanism coupled to the ferromagnetic metal, the tension inducing mechanism operable to change a tensile
stress upon the ferromagnetic metal based on a change in pressure in the housing; and

a twisting mechanism operable to twist the ferromagnetic metal in relation to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,978,469

RADIATION AREA MONITOR DEVICE AND METHOD

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A radiation area monitor device, comprising:a radiation sensor having a directional radiation sensing capability;
a rotation mechanism operable for selectively rotating the radiation sensor such that the directional radiation sensing capability selectively sweeps an area of interest; and
a processor operable for analyzing and storing a radiation fingerprint acquired by the radiation sensor as the directional radiation sensing capability selectively sweeps the area of interest;
wherein the radiation sensor comprises one or more of a gamma sensor and a neutron sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,909,869

LATHE LEVELER

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A lathe leveler for centering a cutting tool in relation to a cylindrical work piece, the lathe leveler comprising:
a first leveling arm having a first contact point disposed adjacent a distal end of the first leveling arm;
a second leveling arm having a second contact point disposed adjacent a distal end of the second leveling arm;
a leveling gage; and
a leveling plate having a cutting tool receiving surface positioned parallel to a horizontal axis of the leveling gage and
on a same plane as a midpoint of the first contact point and the second contact point,

the first leveling arm, second leveling arm, and the leveling plate being dimensioned and configured such that the cutting
tool receiving surface is centered in relation to the cylindrical work piece when the first and second contact points are
in contact with one of the inner surface and outer surface of the cylindrical work piece and the leveling gage is centered.

US Pat. No. 9,736,462

THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO PRODUCTION SYSTEM

SOLIDDD CORP., Brooklyn,...

1. A method for controlling convergence in two or more views of at least one object during creation of a stereoscopic image,
the method comprising:
creating the stereoscopic image by:
receiving two or more views each comprising an image of at least one object, wherein the two or more views are each captured
from a different perspective within an area;

identifying a location of a predetermined object in each of the two or more views, wherein the identifying comprises identifying
that the predetermined object is located in different locations within each of the two or more views and wherein the identifying
comprises receiving tagging information from the predetermined object identifying the location of the predetermined object
within the area and, based upon the location of the predetermined object within the area, estimating the location of the predetermined
object within the two or more views;

determining a perceived depth at which the predetermined object should be perceived;
determining a relative horizontal offset of the location of the predetermined object in each of the two or more views that
provides the perceived depth during stereoscopic viewing of the stereoscopic image, wherein the determining comprises using
the location of the predetermined object in each of the two or more views to determine the relative horizontal offset;

shifting one or more of the views to a different horizontal perspective with respect to another of the two or more views such
that the location of the predetermined object is at the relative horizontal offset within the two or more views; and

thereafter, creating the autostereoscopic image by combining the shifted one or more of the views with the another of the
two or more views.

US Pat. No. 9,682,531

TOUGHENED AND CORROSION- AND WEAR-RESISTANT COMPOSITE STRUCTURES AND FABRICATION METHODS THEREOF

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A composite structure comprising a non-titanium substrate, wherein the non-titanium substrate includes:
a bulk portion having a microstructure;
a surface portion disposed above the bulk portion; and
a reinforced material intermingled with the surface portion, the reinforced material resulting in a surface modification of
the composite structure while substantially maintaining the microstructure of the bulk portion of the composite structure,

wherein the reinforced material comprises a compound selected from the group consisting of titanium monoboride, titanium diboride,
and combinations thereof, and wherein the reinforced material is disposed at least partially below a surface of the surface
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,584,386

NODE UNIT CAPABLE OF MEASURING DELAY AND DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SOLID, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A node unit of distributed antenna system, the node unit comprising:
a delay measuring part configured to transmit a first test signal to an upper adjacent node unit and detect the first test
signal looped back via the upper adjacent node unit and measure a first round trip delay with respect to the upper adjacent
node unit based on the first test signal; and

a delay providing part disposed on a signal transmission path through which a second test signal, transmitted from a lower
adjacent node unit, is to be looped back to the lower adjacent node unit, and configured to provide a delay corresponding
to the first round trip delay to the second test signal,

wherein the second test signal is used for measuring a second round trip delay between the lower adjacent node unit and the
node unit by the lower adjacent node unit.

US Pat. No. 9,460,356

QUALITY ASSURANCE PROCESSING FOR A SCANNED DOCUMENT

DocSolid LLC, Phoenix, A...

14. A method for processing documents, the method comprising:
creating a reservation for a physical document;
specifying in the reservation for the physical document metadata corresponding to the physical document, where the metadata
includes a unique identifier of a label that is applied to the physical document and further includes a disposition policy
for the physical document;

applying the label to the physical document;
scanning the physical document to generate an electronic document corresponding to the physical document;
reading the unique identifier of the label in the electronic document;
linking the electronic document with the reservation for the physical document based on the unique identifier of the label;
storing the electronic document in a database;
receiving from a scanner the scanned unique identifier on the label on the physical document;
verifying a scanned document corresponding to the unique identifier corresponds to a corresponding stored document in a document
management system;

allowing a user to visually verify image quality of the scanned document by:
verifying a page count of the scanned document corresponds to a page count of the physical document;
verifying each page of the scanned document is in a correct orientation; and
verifying each page of the scanned document is complete;
allowing the user to initiate any needed corrective action when the page count is not verified;
allowing the user to initiate any needed corrective action when the correct orientation of each page of the scanned document
is not verified;

allowing the user to initiate any needed corrective action when completeness of the scanned document is not verified;
allowing the user to verify the disposition policy for the physical document;
allowing the user to verify completeness and accuracy of metadata in the scanned document;
allowing the user to verify any needed workflows for the scanned document and the physical document are triggered; and
allowing the user to verify building of an audit trail for the scanned document.

US Pat. No. 9,114,571

METHOD FOR REDUCING STRESS IN THREE DIMENSIONAL MODEL

Solidscape, Inc., Merrim...

1. A method of fabricating a three-dimensional model which minimizes occurrence of any stress flaw within the three-dimensional
model in which the three-dimensional model is formed from a sacrificial material and a model material, and the method comprising
the steps of:
selecting a desired model material;
selecting a desired sacrificial material having a first density;
selecting at least one additive having a second density, the second density of the at least one additive being ±10% of the
first density of the sacrificial material;

adding the at least one additive to the sacrificial material for at least one of: increasing a thermal conductivity of the
sacrificial material, decreasing a coefficient of thermal expansion of the sacrificial material and decreasing an ability
of the sacrificial material to transmit stress to the model material;

forming a uniform composite sacrificial material by dispersing the at least one additive within the sacrificial material uniformly,
and suspending the at least one additive within the sacrificial material and minimizing a likelihood that the at least one
additive will separate and settle from the sacrificial material;

building a three-dimensional composite model by depositing a plurality of layers, one on top of another, with each layer comprising
selective deposition of at least one of the composite sacrificial material and the model material; and

following completion of the three-dimensional composite model, separating the composite sacrificial material from the model
material by a dewaxing process, and during the dewaxing process, using at least one of the increase in the thermal conductivity
of the sacrificial material, the decrease in the coefficient of thermal expansion of the sacrificial material and the decrease
the ability of the sacrificial material to transmit stress to the model material to remove the composite sacrificial material
from the model material without creating any stress flaws in the three-dimensional model.

US Pat. No. 9,085,441

WALL RAISING APPARATUS

Solid Fabrications IP LLC...

1. A wall jack comprising:
a center elongated section, the center section having a U-shaped cross section forming a U-shaped channel;
a lower elongated section, the lower section having a U-shaped cross section forming a U-shaped channel, the lower section
having a distal end portion pivotally connected to a proximal end portion of the center section; and

an upper elongated section having a proximal end portion pivotally connected to a distal end portion of the center section;
a foot member;
a pulley connected to a distal end portion of the upper section;
a cable winding mechanism connected to the center section;
cable engaging the cable winding mechanism, the cable extending over the pulley and having a distal end with a wall engagement
member;

wherein the wall jack is movable between an extended and collapsed position, wherein:
in the extended position, the lower section is releasably locked to the proximal end portion of the center section by a first
removable pin and the upper section is releasably locked to the distal end portion of the center section by a second removable
pin such that the center, lower and upper sections form a longitudinally extending wall jack, the foot member is pivotally
connected to the proximal end portion of the lower section by a third removable pin, the foot member is adapted to be connected
to a floor, the wall engagement member is adapted to engage with a top portion of a wall that is disposed on the floor, the
cable winding mechanism is adapted to wind the cable with the wall engagement member engaged with the wall, thereby lifting
the top portion of the wall such that the wall is lifted from a substantially horizontal orientation to a substantially vertical
orientation, and the cable is positioned within the U-shaped channel of the lower section and/or the U-shaped channel of the
center section as the top portion of the wall is lifted; and

in the collapsed position, the upper section is rotated in a first direction into the U-shaped channel of the center section,
and the lower section is rotated in a second direction that is opposite the first direction into the U-shaped channel of the
center section such that the upper section resides at least partially in the U-shaped channel of the lower section, and the
lower section is releasably locked to the center section using at least one of the first and second removable pins.

US Pat. No. 9,915,575

SENSOR AND METHODS OF DETECTING TARGET MATERIALS AND SITUATIONS IN CLOSED SYSTEMS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A pressure sensor comprising:
a housing;
a ferromagnetic metal disposed in the housing;
a tension inducing mechanism coupled to the ferromagnetic metal, the tension inducing mechanism operable to change a tensile
stress upon the ferromagnetic metal based on a change in pressure detected by the tension inducing mechanism; and

a twisting mechanism operable to twist the ferromagnetic metal in relation to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,881,708

RADIATION AREA MONITOR DEVICE AND METHOD

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A radiation area monitor device, comprising:
a radiation sensor;
a rotating radiation shield disposed about the radiation sensor, wherein the rotating radiation shield defines one or more
ports that are transparent to radiation; and

a processor operable for analyzing and storing a radiation fingerprint acquired by the radiation sensor as the rotating radiation
shield is rotated about the radiation sensor;

wherein the radiation sensor comprises one or more of a gamma sensor and a neutron sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,813,143

INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION REPEATER

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-Si...

1. An interference cancellation repeater for canceling an interference signal included in an input signal, the interference
cancellation repeater comprising:
a first adaptive filter configured to generate a first estimated signal;
a second adaptive filter configured to generate a second estimated signal;
a first scaler configured to scale the first estimated signal based on a first scale factor determined according to a channel
state;

a second scaler configured to scale the second estimated signal based on a second scale factor determined according to the
channel state;

a first canceller configured to generate a first interference canceled signal based on the input signal and the scaled first
estimated signal; and

a second canceller configured to generate a second interference canceled signal based on the first interference canceled signal
and the scaled second estimated signal.

US Pat. No. 9,740,004

PUPIL-EXPANDED BIOCULAR VOLUMETRIC DISPLAY

1. A volumetric imaging apparatus comprising:
a volumetric image generator that is energizable to form an image on a display surface as an input to a monocentric catadioptric
imaging apparatus,

the monocentric catadioptric imaging apparatus having a light path for image-bearing light from the display surface, wherein
the light path extends substantially symmetrically with respect to a vertical plane that extends through a curved relay mirror
and a curved primary mirror,

wherein the monocentric catadioptric imaging apparatus comprises a plurality of reflective surfaces disposed to fold the light
path between the curved relay mirror and the curved primary mirror to condition the distribution of the image-bearing light
in a horizontal direction that is substantially orthogonal to the vertical plane,

wherein the light path of the monocentric catadioptric imaging apparatus directs light from the curved primary mirror toward
a light input surface of a vertical pupil expander, wherein the vertical pupil expander has a light exit surface that is substantially
orthogonal to the vertical plane, and

wherein the light exit surface directs light through a free-form corrector for horizontal convergence and toward a windshield
for display.

US Pat. No. 9,682,859

HYDROGEN, LITHIUM, AND LITHIUM HYDRIDE PRODUCTION

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method of producing hydrogen comprising:
(a) providing lithium hydride in a process vessel;
(b) heating the lithium hydride in the process vessel to form liquid-phase lithium hydride;
(c) extracting hydrogen from the liquid-phase lithium hydride, leaving residual liquid-phase lithium metal in the process
vessel, the hydrogen being extracted from the process vessel and used in a fuel cell process or used in other devices or chemical
processes outside the process vessel;

(d) hydriding the residual liquid-phase lithium metal in the process vessel to convert the residual liquid-phase lithium metal
to liquid-phase lithium hydride; and

repeating steps (c) and (d) to provide a reusable hydrogen storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,598,324

SOLID ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED PROPELLANTS

Digital Solid State Propu...

1. An improved electrically controlled propellant wherein:
a. The electrically controlled propellant comprises boric acid; and
b. tetrazole without functional group substitutions.

US Pat. No. 9,500,352

INTEGRAL LED LIGHT FIXTURE

ETi Solid State Lighting ...

1. An integral LED light fixture for being mounted to a ceiling, said light fixture having a forward portion distal a ceiling
when said light fixture is mounted to the ceiling and rearward portion proximal a ceiling when said light fixture is mounted
on the ceiling, said LED light fixture comprising:
a housing base having a forward housing base portion and a rearward housing base portion, said housing base including a forwardly-extending
outer wall and a forwardly-extending central portion, said forwardly-extending outer wall and said forwardly-extending central
portion defining therebetween an annular housing base recess in said housing base, and a rear portion including the underside
of said forwardly-extending central portion;

a socket base located in said rear portion and being operatively connected to said rearward housing base portion of said housing
base for making electrical connection with an incandescent light socket, and for receiving electrical current from the incandescent
light socket; and

a series of electrical components operatively connected to said housing base for generating LED illumination, said series
of electrical components including:

a printed circuit board comprising a set of LEDs, and electrical circuitry for transmitting electricity to actuate said set
of LEDs; and

driver components electrically connected to said socket base for converting the electrical current received from said socket
base to electrical current having the necessary characteristics for actuating said LEDs, said driver components and said printed
circuit board having respective rearward-to-forward heights, said height of said rearward-to-forward driver components and
said rearward-to-forward height of said printed circuit board cumulatively having a total cumulative height;

said printed circuit board and said driver components being nested together to form a total nested height; said total nested
height being less than said total cumulative height, and said socket base, said housing base, said printed circuit board and
said driver components being fixedly attached to each other;

a socket base located within the rear portion without extending rearwardly beyond said forwardly-extending outer wall for
making electrical connection with an incandescent light socket, and for transmitting electrical current with an incoming voltage
from the incandescent light socket, said socket base including an Edison lamp base for being screwed into an incandescent
bulb socket; and

a lens removably attached to said housing base and enclosing said series of electrical components.
US Pat. No. 9,499,406

METHODS FOR THE ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF SEMICONDUCTOR AND CRYSTAL MATERIALS

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method for the additive manufacturing of inorganic crystalline materials, comprising:
physically combining a plurality of starting materials that are used to form an inorganic crystalline compound;
heating or melting successive regions of the combined starting materials using a directed heat source having a predetermined
energy characteristic, thereby facilitating the reaction of the combined starting materials; and

allowing each region of the combined starting materials to cool in a controlled manner, such that the desired inorganic crystalline
compound results.

US Pat. No. 9,287,695

BREAKER CONTROL SWITCH WITH A TIME-DELAY CLOSE FUNCTION TO MITIGATE AN AURORA EVENT

Consolidated Edison Compa...

1. A circuit control device, comprising:
a signaling device configured to provide a close signal for a circuit breaker to close, the circuit breaker connecting power
equipment to a power grid;

a timer configured to complete a countdown after the circuit breaker is opened; and
a switch configured to close the circuit breaker after the countdown is complete and when the close signal is provided by
the device, wherein the countdown is determined based on the time required for the power equipment to completely stop after
being disconnected from the power grid.

US Pat. No. 9,052,704

COMPUTERIZED TOOL PATH GENERATION

SOLIDCAM, LTD., Or Yehud...

2. A method for machining a workpiece employing a computer controlled machine tool, the method comprising:
selecting a region of said workpiece to be removed by a rotating cutting tool;
directing said tool along an asymmetric spiral tool path in said region of said workpiece, wherein said asymmetric spiral
tool path maximizes the portion of said region of said workpiece which is removed by said rotating cutting tool moving along
said asymmetric spiral tool path; and

directing said rotating cutting tool along at least one trochoidal-like tool path in a remaining portion of said region of
said workpiece which is removed by said tool moving along said trochoidal-like tool path.

US Pat. No. 9,981,768

CONTAINER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

MILACRON LLC, Batavia, O...

1. A container comprising:a base portion configured to support the container in an upright orientation relative to a support surface and wherein the base portion defines an at least substantially octagonal perimeter;
a spout positioned opposite the base portion and oriented such that a centerline of the spout is aligned with a centerline of the base portion;
a plurality of alternating long sidewalls and short sidewalls extending between the perimeter of the base portion and the spout and having curved vertical transitions joining adjacent sidewalls, wherein the curved vertical transitions extend between the base portion and the spout, the plurality of alternating long sidewalls and short sidewalls collectively defining:
a vertical portion extending away from the base portion;
a downward sloping planar top portion extending away from the spout and toward the vertical portion;
a gradually curved transition region extending between the vertical portion and the downward sloping planar top portion; and
a strength protrusion surrounding the spout and defined within the downward sloping planar top portion; and
one or more vertical grooves defined within at least one of the long sidewalls or the short sidewalls and extending within the vertical portion and the gradually curved transition region.

US Pat. No. 9,975,375

WHEEL COVER

Consolidated Metco, Inc.,...

1. A vehicle wheel cover assembly comprising:a wheel cover;
at least two handles;
at least two cam latching mechanisms;
a collar assembly;
a latch, and an axle hub flange,
wherein the wheel cover has a front side and a back side,
each handle is attached to the interlocking cam latching mechanism on the front side of the wheel cover;
wherein the cam latching mechanisms lock into the collar assembly;
wherein the collar assembly comprises at least two collar halves,
and wherein the latch applies a compressive force on the axle hub flange holding the collar assembly to the wheel cover, and
wherein the collar assembly includes retention features that receive the cam latch mechanism of the wheel cover assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,706,843

DISPLAY SUPPORT DEVICE HAVING A TIGHTENING UNIT

MODERNSOLID INDUSTRIAL CO...

1. A display support device comprising:
a support arm including an arm main body, and first and second joint members respectively pivotally connected to two opposite
ends of said arm main body, said first joint member having a first pivot portion pivotally connected to one of the opposite
ends of said arm main body, and a first sleeve portion connected to said first pivot portion, said second joint member having
a second pivot portion pivotally connected to the other one of the opposite ends of said arm main body, and a second sleeve
portion connected to said second pivot portion;

a carrier unit including a first rotary tube rotatably connected to said first sleeve portion, and a display mounting seat
connected to said first rotary tube at a position opposite to said first joint member;

a positioning unit including a second rotary tube rotatably connected to said second sleeve portion, and a fixing seat connected
to said second rotary tube at a position opposite to said second joint member; and

a tightening unit including at least one tightening tube sleeved on an outer peripheral surface of one of said first and second
rotary tubes, and an adjustable member adjustably connected to one of said first and second sleeve portions, said tightening
tube having an inner surrounding surface contacting with said outer peripheral surface of said one of said first and second
rotary tubes, an outer surrounding surface opposite to said inner surrounding surface, and a slit formed through said inner
and outer surrounding surfaces and extending along a length of said tightening tube, said adjustable member being operable
to move and extend through said one of said first and second sleeve portions so as to push said outer surrounding surface
of said tightening tube and adjust a width of said slit, thereby tightening said tightening tube on said outer peripheral
surface of said one of said first and second rotary tubes,

wherein said carrier unit further includes a wire collection box connected between said first rotary tube and said display
mounting seat, said wire collection box having a box body that includes a pivot end portion and a movable end portion opposite
to each other along a length of said box body, a protruding flange protruding outwardly from said movable end portion in a
direction transverse to the length of said box body, and a blocking member connected to said protruding flange, said pivot
end portion being connected to said first rotary tube, said display mounting seat being connected to said first rotary tube
through said box body, said display mounting seat being coaxially and rotatably sleeved on said protruding flange.

US Pat. No. 9,646,412

PRE-SORTED ORDER INDEPENDENT TRANSPARENCY

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method for rendering a three-dimensional computer-aided design model, the method comprising:
from a plurality of data fragments for a certain pixel location of a three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) model,
storing in a computer memory an unordered subset of the plurality of data fragments for the certain pixel location of the
three-dimensional computer aided design (CAD) model, the subset being for the data fragments closest to a viewer;

once the subset is stored, receiving a next data fragment having a depth value representative of position of the next data
fragment, and determining from the depth value whether the next data fragment is closer to the viewer than at least one of
the data fragments in the stored unordered subset;

if the depth value positions the next data fragment closer to the viewer than at least one of the data fragments in the stored
unordered subset, replacing in the computer memory the one data fragment in the subset having a farthest position according
to depth value with the next data fragment, wherein the farthest position according to depth value indicates a position farthest
from the viewer, and wherein said replacing resulting in the stored unordered subset having a number of data fragments closest
to the viewer;

sorting the data fragments of the resulting stored unordered subset according to a respective depth value of each of the data
fragments in the subset; and

performing a blending process that uses the sorted data fragments of the subset to compute a pixel value representing a transparency
characteristic of the three-dimensional CAD model at the certain pixel location.

US Pat. No. 9,581,393

PHASE-CHANGE HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE AND LAMP

ARC SOLID-STATE LIGHTING ...

1. A phase-change heat dissipating device, comprising:
a heat absorbing body for being in thermal contact with a light source, and the heat absorbing body filled with a working
fluid;

a first heat dissipation body, the light source and the first heat dissipation body being disposed on a same side of the heat
absorbing body, the first heat dissipation body having a light transmitting space, and the light transmitting space being
for corresponding to the light source; and

at least two first tubes each connecting the heat absorbing body and the first heat dissipation body, when the first heat
dissipation body is located higher than the heat absorbing body and the working fluid absorbs heat energy generated from the
light source, the working fluid is evaporated from a liquid phase to a gas phase and flows into the first heat dissipation
body through one of the at least two first tubes for dissipating heat, and the working fluid which is located in the first
heat dissipation body is condensed from the gas phase into the liquid phase and flows to the heat absorbing body through the
other one of the at least two first tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,563,062

SWITCHABLE LENTICULAR ARRAY FOR AUTOSTEREOSCOPIC VIDEO DISPLAY

SOLIDDD CORP., Brooklyn,...

1. A lenticular array comprising:
the lenticular array, in combination with a pixel array, being switchable between more than one viewing display, wherein a
viewing display comprises a display having a predetermined viewing angle, predetermined depth of perception, and predetermined
resolution;

the lenticular array being switchable using:
one or more lenticles; and
for each of the lenticles:
one or more physically stationary switchable optical elements that are electronically switchable between at least two states,
wherein the one or more switchable optical elements are switchable between at least two states by electronically controlling
the refraction index of the one or more switchable optical elements;

wherein the one or more switchable optical elements are positioned in sufficient proximity to the lenticle to provide a combined
optical effect with the lenticle;

wherein a first of the states, having a first refraction index, of the switchable optical elements optically combine with
at least a portion of the lenticles to be optically equivalent to a first set of virtual lenticles having physical characteristics
equal to a first physical lenticular array configuration, wherein the first set of virtual lenticles comprises one viewing
display; and

further wherein a second of the states, having a second refraction index, of the switchable optical elements optically combine
with at least a portion of the lenticles to be optically equivalent to a second set of virtual lenticles having physical characteristics
equal to a second, different physical lenticular array configuration, wherein the second set of virtual lenticles comprises
another viewing display;

a view multiplexer, wherein the view multiplexer deflects light from a single physical pixel by a predetermined angle when
a physical lenticular array configuration comprises at least a portion of a three-dimensional display.

US Pat. No. 9,556,049

METHOD FOR TREATING SEWAGE SLUDGE AND WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT

1. A method for treating sewage sludge, comprising the treatment steps of
hydrolysis of sewage sludge to produce sewage sludge hydrolysate;
digestion of the sewage sludge hydrolysate by anaerobic digestion to produce digested sewage sludge;
recirculation of a sub-quantity of the digested sewage sludge from the digested sewage sludge which is semianaerobically digested
to the sewage sludge hydrolysate;

separation of solid phase and liquid phase from the sewage sludge hydrolysate, said separation producing at least partially
treated sewage sludge with phosphate in the liquid phase of the sewage sludge hydrolysate; and

removal of phosphate from the liquid phase of the sewage sludge hydrolysate;
wherein the recirculation of the sub-quantity of digested sewage sludge to the sewage sludge hydrolysate proceeding before
or during the removal step increases ammonium content in and raises the pH of the sewage sludge hydrolysate or the liquid
phase of the sewage sludge hydrolysate.

US Pat. No. 9,483,602

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING RARE-EVENT FAILURE RATES

SOLIDO DESIGN AUTOMATION ...

1. A non-transitory, tangible computer-readable medium having recorded thereon instructions for execution by a computer to
carry out a method to identify rare-event failures of an electrical circuit design (ECD), the ECD having associated thereto
process variables and performance metrics, the performance metrics being dependent on the process variables, the process variables
having a probability distribution, the method comprising:
generating a set of points from the probability distribution of the process variables;
selecting a subset of points from the set of points;
simulating the ECD for each point of the subset of points, to obtain simulation data;
in accordance with the simulation data, calculating a value of a performance metric for each point of the subset of points,
to obtain a set of performance metric values, the performance metric having associated thereto a target value;

in accordance with the set of performance metric values and with the values of the process variables for each point of the
subset of points, building a model of the performance metric as a function of the process variables;

in accordance with the model, obtaining, for remaining points of the set of points, respective modeled performance metric
values and, ordering the remaining points as a function of their respective modeled performance metric values, to obtain a
set of ordered remaining points; and

displaying a count of a number of ECD failures, to obtain a displayed count of ECD failures by, starting with a selected ordered
remaining point from the set of ordered remaining points, iteratively repeating the following actions a-e until a stop condition
is met:

(a) simulating the selected ordered remaining point to obtain simulation data of the selected ordered remaining point;
(b) calculating, in accordance with the simulation data of the selected ordered remaining point, a value of the performance
metric of the selected ordered remaining point;

(c) comparing the value of the performance metric of the selected ordered remaining point to the target value;
(d) if the value of the performance metric of the selected ordered remaining point does not meet the target value, augmenting
the displayed count of ECD failures; and,

(e) in the next iteration of actions a-e, using the next ordered remaining point in the set of ordered remaining points as
the selected ordered remaining point.

US Pat. No. 9,419,332

HIGH GAIN WIDEBAND OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNA

Consolidated Radio, Inc.,...

1. A series-fed collinear high gain omnidirectional antenna adapted to radiate electromagnetic energy at an intended frequency
having a wave length, the antenna comprising:
a first radiative element comprised of a first cone having a first apex and a second cone having a second apex, wherein the
first apex is secured to the second apex;

a second radiative element comprised of a third cone having a third apex; and
a first phasing stub extending outwardly away from the second cone to a first phasing stub apex and extending inwardly from
the first phasing stub apex towards the third cone, wherein the first phasing stub includes a first length configured to synchronize
radiative phase between the first radiative element and the second radiative element.

US Pat. No. 9,382,168

SOLID ELECTRICALLY CONTROLLED PROPELLANTS

Digital Solid State Propu...

1. An improved electrically controlled propellant wherein:
a. the electrically controlled propellant comprises a multifunctional amine comprising trishydroxyethylisocyanurate (THEIC).

US Pat. No. 9,228,879

FLUID LEVEL INDICATOR

CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPA...

1. A fluid level indicator for measuring a high fluid level, the fluid level indicator comprising:
a body having a first end and a second end, the second end being vertically closer to the ground than the first end, the body
having a first arm extending between a first side of the first end and a first side of the second end, the body further having
a second arm extending between a second side of the first end and a second side of the second end, the first arm and the second
arm defining a slot therebetween, the body further including a first plurality of teeth extending from the first arm in the
slot, the first plurality of teeth extending on an angle away from the first end toward the second arm, the body still further
including a second plurality of teeth extending from the second arm in the slot opposite the first arm, the second plurality
of teeth extending on an angle away from the first end toward the first arm, wherein each of the second plurality of teeth
are vertically offset from the first plurality of teeth; and

a float member having a first member and a second member with a shaft disposed therebetween, the float member being arranged
with the shaft member disposed in the slot, the shaft being sized to cooperate with one of the first plurality of teeth or
the second plurality of teeth to hold the float member at a high fluid level position in response to a fluid receding from
the high fluid level position.

US Pat. No. 9,207,341

COMBINATION MOTION AND ACOUSTIC PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREFOR

Solid Seismic, LLC, Mine...

1. An apparatus, comprising: a seismic streamer; a housing section of said seismic streamer; an acoustic sensor comprising:
a first and a second thin film piezopolymer; a flexible microsphere loaded transfer adhesive wherein said microsphere loaded
transfer adhesive proximately contacts said first thin film piezopolymer, a zone of non-microsphere loaded transfer adhesive
proximately contacting said second thin film piezopolymer; and a motion sensor, said acoustic sensor and said motion sensor
co-located in said housing.

US Pat. No. 9,101,197

CONVERTIBLE CAMERA KIT BAG

Tedolph Consolidated Indu...

1. A convertible kit bag for a compact camera system, comprising:
a plurality of elongated interconnected cells arrangeable in a single row, each cell having opposed elongated side panels
spaced apart by opposing front and rear panels and a bottom panel at one end of each cell so as to define open-ended receptacles
for a compact camera and compact camera accessory, wherein adjacent cells are connected by a vertical hinge between the rear
panels;

a top portion having a top flap for covering the open ends of the receptacles and a front flap connected thereto for covering
at least a portion of the front panels when the top portion is in a closed position and for revealing the receptacles when
the top portion is in an open position;

left side and right side tension connectors located on a leftmost and on a rightmost side panel of outermost cells;
a carry strap having a first end connected to the leftmost side panel and a distal second end connected to the rightmost side
panel; and,

an elongated tension strip defining a longitudinal axis, connected to the front flap having means for cooperatively engaging
with the tension connectors and also having a length selected such that with the top flap in the closed position and the tension
strip engaged with the tension connectors the cells are laterally compressed and form a substantially rigid, unitary structure,
and wherein when the top portion is in the open position the adjacent cells can pivot on the hinge so that the bag when hanging
by the carry strap on a user substantially conforms to the curvature of the user's body.

US Pat. No. 10,035,499

STABILIZING CHOCK ASSEMBLY FOR CASTER WHEEL AND ASSOCIATED METHOD OF USE

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A stabilizing chock assembly for a caster wheel, comprising:a first stabilizing member and a second stabilizing member; and
a clamping mechanism coupling the first stabilizing member to the second stabilizing member, the clamping mechanism operable for selectively biasing the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member together about a wheel;
wherein the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member collectively define a conformal recess that is configured to selectively receive and retain a lower portion of the wheel;
wherein, when the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member are biased together about the wheel and the lower portion of the wheel is received and retained in the conformal recess collectively defined by the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member, the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member are biased downwards into contact with a surface on which the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member are disposed; and
wherein the clamping mechanism comprises one or more cam locks each comprising a cam lever that pivots against a cam shoulder manufactured into a surface of one of the first stabilizing member and the second stabilizing member.

US Pat. No. 9,859,982

DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A distributed antenna system, comprising:
a headend device configured to generate a downlink transmission signal by combining a plurality of downlink RF signals in
different frequency bands, received from at least one base station, and convert the downlink transmission signal into a downlink
optical signal; and

a first remote device configured to receive the downlink optical signal from the headend device, convert the downlink optical
signal into the downlink transmission signal, and amplify the downlink RF signals included in the downlink transmission signal,

wherein the first remote device includes a plurality of first band processing units connected to each other to transmit the
downlink transmission signal from a front end to a rear end thereof, the first band processing units each amplifying a downlink
RF signal in a corresponding frequency band among the downlink RF signals included in the downlink transmission signal.

US Pat. No. 9,665,667

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONVERTING SELECT FEATURES OF A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN (CAD) MODEL TO DIRECT-EDIT FEATURES

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method for modifying geometry of a computer-aided design (CAD) model, the method comprising:
creating a plurality of features of a CAD model wherein a creation order forms feature dependencies and dependency relationships,
said creating including a processor storing order-dependent features in a history-based data structure associated with the
CAD model;

selecting one or more features from the created plurality of features, wherein at least one of the selected features has a
dependency relationship with at least one unselected feature;

in response to said selecting, the processor automatically:
(a) determining other features having a dependent relationship with the one or more selected features; and
(b) replacing the one or more selected features and the determined other features in the history-based data structure by constructing
a direct-edit data structure comprised of the one or more selected features and the determined other features having the dependent
relationship, wherein after constructing the direct-edit data structure, the replacing resulting in the CAD model becoming
a CAD model having both the direct-edit data structure and the history-based data structure; and

modifying any one feature in the direct-edit data structure without the creation order affecting a resulting geometry of the
CAD model.

US Pat. No. 9,572,178

NODE UNIT OF DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLID, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A node unit of a distributed antenna system, comprising:
a signal input/output unit configured to receive m uplink signals from m lower node units and output the m uplink signals,
where m is a positive integer greater than 1;

a multiplexer configured to generate a single uplink signal by selectively outputting any one of the m uplink signals at an
interval of a predetermined output time;

a filter configured to output an image eliminated signal by eliminating an image signal from the single uplink signal; and
a down-sampler configured to output a transmission target uplink signal by converting a sampling rate of the image eliminated
signal to correspond to a sampling rate of any one of the m uplink signals.

US Pat. No. 9,153,739

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICES WITH TEXTURED ACTIVE LAYER

TSMC SOLID STATE LIGHTING...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a substrate that includes a textured surface; and
a light-emitting diode (LED) structure disposed over the textured surface of the substrate;
wherein:
the LED structure includes a first trench and a second trench; and
the first trench and the second trench have different slant angles.

US Pat. No. 9,053,842

STRAY VOLTAGE INSULATING DEVICE

CONSOLIDATED EDISON COMPA...

1. A device for isolating a structure having stray voltage, the device comprising:
a body being made from a flexible rubber material that has an electrical insulating property of at least 1000 volts, the body
sized to be wrapped around the structure to cover exposed surfaces of the structure to a predetermined height, the body having
a curved first end and an opposing curved second end, a first side and an opposing second side extending linearly between
the first end and the second end, wherein the second end has a larger arc length than the first end;

a first fastener disposed on a first surface, the first fastener having an edge abutting and extending along the length of
the first side;

a second fastener disposed on a second surface, the second fastener having an edge offset from the second side, the second
surface being opposite the first surface, the second fastener being configured to engage the first fastener, wherein the second
side includes a hemmed portion along the first surface;

a plurality of straps coupled to the body.

US Pat. No. 9,054,992

QUALITY OF SERVICE POLICY SETS

SolidFire, Inc., Boulder...

1. A method comprising:
receiving client quality of service values associated with a first client;
determining client metrics of a volume in a storage system based upon use of the volume by the first client, wherein the storage
system stores data from a plurality of clients, and wherein the client metrics reflect usage of the storage system by the
first client;

determining, using a processor, a client load value based upon the client metrics;
determining a quality of service management policy for the first client from a plurality of quality of service management
policies based upon the client load value, wherein each quality of service management policy comprises a formula based on
a quality of service parameter;

calculating a client target performance value based upon the formula of the quality of service management policy and the received
client quality of service values;

adjusting performance of the storage system for the first client based upon the client target performance value, wherein performance
of the storage system is adjusted for a second client of the storage system based upon a different client target performance
value associated with the second client;

receiving a schedule of quality of service values associated with the first client that includes quality of service values,
wherein each quality of service value is associated with a date or a time of day;

determining the client quality of service values to use in calculating the client target performance value based upon the
schedule of quality of service values;

wherein receiving the schedule of quality of service values includes receiving a request to increase a maximum quality of
service value for a time period;

setting the maximum quality of service parameter for the first client to an increased maximum quality of service value for
the time period; and

resetting the maximum quality of service parameter to the maximum quality of service value after expiration of the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,108,761

PREDICTIVE SIMULATION

DASSAULT SYSTEMES SOLIDWO...

1. A method of executing a simulation model while generating an associated structural model, comprising:by a computer-aided design (CAD) system:
changing the structural model, the structural model characterizing a three-dimensional spatial structure of an object, and the simulation model describing a behavior of the structural model;
evaluating at least one trigger criterion to determine if the change to the structural model is a simulation trigger event;
executing the simulation model if the change to the structural model is determined to be the simulation trigger event;
presenting, upon completion of executing the simulation model, results of the execution, the results comprising whether or not the simulated model violates a predefined design constraint, a key result plot, and a pass/fail visual indication.

US Pat. No. 10,003,493

MONITORING DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A monitoring device for a distributed antenna system, the monitoring device comprising:a controller configured to generate a dump command for a first signal passing through a first path in a digital part of at least one node unit of the distributed antenna system; and
an interface unit configured to transmit the dump command to the node unit through a network and receive response data from the node unit through the network,
wherein the controller is further configured to generate first quality information for the first signal based on the response data, and
wherein the node unit is configured to, in response to the dump command, store first data related to the first signal being processed by at least one signal processing component on the first path and transmit the first data to the monitoring device as the response data through the network.

US Pat. No. 9,964,164

DISC BRAKE TONE RING

Consolidated Metco, Inc.,...

1. A disc brake assembly comprising:a brake rotor,
the brake rotor having an internal wall forming a circular pocket,
an anti-lock brake sensing ring received in the brake rotor circular pocket,
the brake rotor having a plurality of locating tabs, each locating tab extending radially inward into the brake rotor circular pocket from the internal wall of the brake rotor,
each locating tab having a sloped surface as part of a retaining groove,
the anti-lock brake sensing ring having a plurality of retaining tabs, each retaining tab being positioned between two adjacent locating tabs of the brake rotor,
and a retaining ring positioned against at least two of the sloped surfaces of the retaining groove of the brake rotor, with the retaining ring also positioned against at least two of the retaining tabs of the anti-lock brake sensing ring.

US Pat. No. 9,878,307

METHOD OF PRODUCING CATALYTIC MATERIAL FOR FABRICATING NANOSTRUCTURES

Consolidated Nuclear Secu...

1. A method of fabricating a nano-catalyst comprising:
(a) washing a silicon metalloid substrate material with one or more materials selected from the group consisting of ethanol,
acetone, chloroform, and water to form a treated substrate material;

(b) contacting the treated substrate material with nitric acid to provide an activated substrate material having an active
silicon surface;

(c) contacting the activated substrate material with a complexing agent to provide a complexed substrate material having functionalized
groups on the active silicon surface;

(d) contacting the complexed substrate material with metal ions wherein at least a portion of the metal ions are bound to
the complexed substrate material; and

(e) contacting the metal ions bound to the complexed substrate material with a reducing atmosphere to form the nano-catalyst
as metal nanoparticles on the substrate material.

US Pat. No. 9,870,436

CREATING A BROKEN REPRESENTATION OF A COMPUTER-AIDED DESIGN MODEL

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method of computer-aided design (CAD) comprising:
creating a computer-generated three-dimensional (3D) model in a broken view state, by:
removing an area of the computer-generated 3D model in an unbroken view state to create the computer-generated 3D model in
the broken view state;

implementing a mapping between the computer-generated 3D model in the unbroken view state and the computer-generated 3D model
in the broken view state to enable operations performed on the computer-generated 3D model in the broken view state to utilize
data defining the computer-generated 3D model in the unbroken view state, wherein the mapping maintains a relationship between
data defining the computer-generated 3D model in the unbroken view state and data defining the computer-generated 3D model
in the broken view state;

identifying entities in the computer-generated 3D model in the unbroken view state using identifying data, wherein each identified
entity is one of a topological entity and a geometric entity;

constructing one or more data structures to hold the data defining the computer-generated 3D model in the unbroken view state
and to hold the data defining the computer-generated 3D model in the broken view state; and

utilizing the identifying data and the mapping to determine from which identified entity in the computer-generated 3D model
in the unbroken view state an entity in the computer-generated 3D model in the broken view state is derived, results of the
determination enabling an operation performed on the computer-generated 3D model in the broken view state to access from the
data structures and use data defining the computer-generated 3D model in the unbroken view state.

US Pat. No. 9,826,573

SIGNAL PROCESSING DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-Si...

1. A signal processing device comprising:
a base module including a power amplifier;
a first module coupled to the base module and selectively including an RF processing unit for processing an RF signal;
a circuit substrate detachably coupled to the first module and including a linearizer correcting a distortion signal; and
a second module covering the first module and including a duplexer separating a transmitted or received RF signal.

US Pat. No. 9,782,715

LOAD FOLLOWING SINGLE BED REVERSING BLOWER ADSORPTION AIR SEPARATION SYSTEM

Pacific Consolidated Indu...

1. An air separation process with load sensing and load following, including the steps of:
sensing at least one pressure within a single adsorption bed air separation system having an air inlet upstream from a reversing
blower and an O2 storage downstream from the adsorption bed;

said sensing step detecting pressure magnitude at a first location downstream from the reversing blower;
altering a flow rate through the reversing blower responsive to the pressure of said sensing step; and
increasing a flow rate through the reversing blower when pressure of said sensing step is below a set point;
decreasing a flow rate through the reversing blower when the pressure of said sensing step is above the set point; and
including the step of further sensing a second pressure at a second location downstream from the first location.

US Pat. No. 9,656,308

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR CLEANING TANKER TRUCK INTERIORS

NGL Solids Solutions, LLC...

5. A process for cleaning a vessel, comprising:
(i) providing a system comprising:
a support structure;
one or more horizontal rails operably connected to the support structure;
one or more frame assemblies supported by and configured for moveable engagement with the rails;
one or more manway adapters configured to fit in a manway of a vessel and to deliver a cleaning solution to one or more interior
surfaces of the vessel, wherein each of the manway adapters is operably connected to one of the frame assemblies and connected
to a washout nozzle;

one or more first actuators operably configured for positioning at least one of the manway adapters horizontally along the
rails; and

one or more second actuators operably configured for positioning at least one of the manway adapters vertically;
(ii) controlling horizontal movement of the frame assembly along the one or more horizontal rails with the one or more first
actuators to position the one or more manway adapters horizontally along the one or more horizontal rails to align with a
manway of a vessel;

(iii) controlling vertical movement of the one or more manway adapters with the one or more second actuators to position the
one or more manway adapters vertically within the manway of the vessel;

(iv) controlling horizontal movement of the one or more horizontal rails with the one or more first actuators to pivot the
one or more rails around the support structure such that the one or more rails rotates within a horizontal plane; and

(v) cleaning an interior of the vessel by delivering a cleaning solution through the washout nozzle of the one or more manway
adapters to the interior of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,608,847

ANALOG DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING ETHERNET SIGNAL

SOLID, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A device for an analog distributed antenna system, the device comprising:
a first analog signal processing unit configured to receive an analog communication signal from a base station;
a first modulation/demodulation unit configured to convert a digital Ethernet signal received from an Ethernet network into
an analog Ethernet signal;

a multiplexing unit configured to generate a multiplexed signal by multiplexing the analog communication signal signal-processed
by the analog signal processing unit and the analog Ethernet signal converted by the modulation/demodulation unit; and

a transmission unit configured to transmit the multiplexed signal to another device that is communicatively coupled to the
device over a communication medium in the analog distributed antenna system.

US Pat. No. 9,520,230

PRODUCTION METHOD OF RARE EARTH MAGNET

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. The method for producing a rare earth magnet, comprising:
quenching a molten metal having a rare earth magnet composition to form quenched flakes having nanocrystalline structure,
sintering said quenched flakes,
subjecting the sintered body obtained to an orientation treatment, and then
applying a heat treatment with pressurization to the orientation-treated sintered body at a temperature sufficiently high
to enable diffusion or fluidization of a grain boundary phase and, at the same time, low enough to prevent coarsening of the
crystal grains;

wherein rare earth magnet being in the form of a bulk.

US Pat. No. 9,506,318

CEMENTING WELL BORES

Solid Completion Technolo...

1. A method of cementing a well bore comprising the steps of:
lowering a casing string into the well bore;
pumping a curable fluid cement mixture through the casing string;
forcing the fluid cement mixture through the casing string into an annulus between the casing string and the well bore; wherein
during the act of forcing the liquid cement mixture into the annulus, movement of the liquid cement mixture through the casing
string causes at least one vibrating mechanism to vibrate the casing string as the fluid cement mixture is forced into the
annulus, and

after the forcing the fluid cement mixture ceases, forcing a wiper through the casing string to move the at least one vibrating
mechanism to an end thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,383,475

GEOPHYSICAL SURVEYING

ROCK SOLID IMAGES, INC., ...

1. A method of analysing controlled source electromagnetic (CSEM) survey data to determine probability density functions (PDFs)
for values of an electromagnetic parameter at locations in a subterranean region of interest, the method comprising the steps
of:
(a) providing structural information for the subterranean region;
(b) identifying structural features in the subterranean region based on the structural information;
(c) assigning an initial probability density function (PDF) for values of the electromagnetic parameter in each of the structural
features;

(d) generating on a computer apparatus a plurality of subterranean models specifying a value for the electromagnetic parameter
in each of the structural features by statistical sampling of the respective PDFs;

(e) identifying a subset of the subterranean models which are determined to meet an acceptance criterion;
(f) generating replacement PDFs for each structural feature based on a distribution of the values for the electromagnetic
parameter in the subset of subterranean models identified in step (e); and

(g) iteratively performing steps (d), (e) and (f) a number of times so as to obtain a final PDF for values of the electromagnetic
parameter for each of the structural features identified in the subterranean region of interest, whereby the PDFs used in
step (d) of one iteration are based on the replacement PDFs generated in step (f) of a previous iteration.

US Pat. No. 9,224,074

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TUNING DEVICE LINK PROFILES FOR COLOR PRINTING

CONSOLIDATED GRAPHICS, IN...

1. A method comprising:
measuring one or more color spaces of a first color target;
comparing the measurements of the one or more color spaces with a first reference set of color values to thereby determine
one or more color variances;

determining whether the one or more color variances are within their respective tolerances;
if the one or more color variances are not within their respective tolerances, then:
identifying, using at least one of the measurements of the one or more color spaces, the first reference set of color values,
and the one or more color variances, a first device link profile associated with a first printing device;

generating a second device link profile associated with the first printing device, wherein the second device link profile
is based on at least the first device link profile and the one or more color variances; and

associating the second device link profile with the first printing device so that the first device link profile is no longer
associated with the first printing device;

wherein the first color target is printed on a first substrate in accordance with a first color standard using the first printing
device;

wherein each of the first and second device link profiles comprises a plurality of identifiers, the plurality of identifiers
comprising:

a first device identifier that identifies the first printing device;
a first substrate identifier that identifies the first substrate; and
a first color standard identifier that identifies the first color standard; and
wherein transmitting at least the measurements of the one or more color spaces to the second location comprises transmitting
at least the measurements to a central server located at the second location, the central sever comprising a processor;

wherein identifying the first device link profile comprises using the central server to identify the first device link profile
in a database accessible to the processor;

wherein generating the second device link profile comprises using the central server to generate the second device link profile;
and

wherein associating the second device link profile with the first printing device so that the first device link profile is
no longer associated with the first printing device comprises replacing the first device link profile with the second device
link profile in the database.

US Pat. No. 10,073,600

SELECTING LARGE AND SMALL ENTITIES ON A COMPUTER DISPLAY

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method for automatically adjusting a size of a selection area to aid in a selection of an object generated by a computerized system, the method comprising:detecting a series of movements of a pointer, wherein:
the pointer is utilized to select an entity of the object; and
the series is formed of small and continuous movements;
determining difficulty in selecting the entity, the difficulty is determined based on the small and continuous movements of the detected series occurring within a certain distance and without a selection being made by the pointer and;
in response to the determined difficulty, determining that a plurality of entities occupies the selection area, wherein the selection area is an area beneath and surrounding the pointer and overlays the object;
analyzing the plurality of entities for an indication of a level of difficulty in selecting one of the entities from the plurality of entities; and
reducing a size of the selection area when the indication implies a lessening in the level of difficulty by reducing the size of the selection area.

US Pat. No. 10,055,514

TOP-DOWN CAD DESIGN

DASSAULT SYSTEMES SOLIDWO...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium configured to store instructions for creating a model in a three-dimensional (3D) environment, the model representing a real-world object, the instructions, when loaded and executed by a processor, causes the processor to:given a two-dimensional (2D) sketch comprised of a plurality of sketch entities, automatically create one or more 3D parts in the 3D environment corresponding to respective groupings of the sketch entities in the 2D sketch;
create a derived layout sketch in the 3D environment associated with a first 3D part, wherein the derived layout sketch is one of a reference to and a copy of the 2D sketch;
automatically create a relationship between the first 3D part and a second 3D part by mapping to corresponding respective groupings of sketch entities; and
based on the mapping, automatically update at least one of the first 3D part and the second 3D part in the 3D environment relative to a change to a corresponding respective grouping in the 2D sketch.

US Pat. No. 9,993,071

SUPPORT DEVICE WITH TWO CONSTANT FORCE SPRINGS

MODERNSOLID INDUSTRIAL CO...

1. A support device for supporting a monitor, comprising:an upright frame including an upright frame body, an upper member connected to a top end of said upright frame body and defining an upper receiving space, and a lower member connected to a bottom end of said upright frame body and defining a lower receiving space, said upright frame body including two opposite side walls, an intermediate wall interconnecting said side walls, two first slide grooves that are respectively formed in said side walls, that are located at one side of said intermediate wall and that communicate with said upper receiving space, and two second slide grooves that are respectively formed in said side walls, that are located at an opposite side of said intermediate wall and that communicate with said lower receiving space, each of said first and second slide grooves extending along a length direction of a corresponding one of said side walls;
an upper constant force spring configured as a rolled metal strip and including a coiled portion disposed in said upper receiving space, and a free end connected to said coiled portion;
a lower constant force spring configured as a rolled metal strip and including a coiled portion disposed in said lower receiving space, and a free end connected to said coiled portion of said lower constant force spring;
a first slide unit slidably mounted on said upright frame body, configured to be connected with the monitor, and including a first slide seat disposed on said one side of said intermediate wall and having two first protrusions received respectively in said first slide grooves, and an upper connecting piece disposed on a top portion of said first slide seat and connected to said free end of said upper constant force spring; and
a second slide unit slidably mounted on said upright frame body and including a second slide seat disposed on said opposite side of said intermediate wall and having two second protrusions received respectively in said second slide grooves, and a lower connecting piece disposed on a bottom portion of said second slide seat and connected to said free end of said lower constant force spring.

US Pat. No. 9,793,650

COMMUNICATION MODULE ASSEMBLY

SOLiD, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A communication module assembly which is electrically connected to a communication device and is supplied with power and
signal, comprising: a connection port unit that is supplied with the power and the signal from the communication device; a
cable connection portion which is provided in the connection port unit, and to which cables electrically connected to the
communication device is connected; a plurality of communication modules that is stacked on and connected to the connection
port unit in a plug-in type; and a guide means for guiding the communication module such that the communication modules are
connected to the connection port unit in a central direction,
wherein the connection port unit is provided with a plurality of connection ports, and at least one of the connection ports
is configured to move vertically, horizontally, and back and forth.

US Pat. No. 9,690,282

COMPUTERIZED TOOL PATH GENERATION

SOLIDCAM LTD., Yehuda (I...

1. An automated computer-implemented method for controlling a computer numerically controlled milling machine to fabricate
a machined object from a workpiece having a Z-axis, said machined object being configured to facilitate subsequent finishing
into a finished object, the method comprising:
defining a surface of said finished object;
defining an offset surface, said offset surface being outside said surface of said finished object and separated therefrom
by an offset distance, said offset surface defining an inner limiting surface of said machined object;

defining a scallop surface, said scallop surface being outside said offset surface and separated therefrom by a scallop distance,
said scallop surface defining an outer limiting surface of said machined object; and—

calculating a tool path for said computer numerically controlled milling machine which produces multiple step-up cuts in said
workpiece at multiple heights along said Z-axis, said multiple step up cuts in said workpiece resulting in said machined object,
wherein:

surfaces of said machined object produced by said multiple step-up cuts all lie between said inner limiting surface defined
by said offset surface and said outer limiting surface defined by said scallop surface; and

a number of multiple step-up cuts in said workpiece at multiple heights along said Z-axis and areas cut in each of said multiple
step-up cuts are selected so as to minimize the amount of workpiece material that is removed from said workpiece during said
cuts while ensuring that said surfaces of said machined object produced by said multiple step-up cuts all lie between said
inner limiting surface defined by said offset surface and said outer limiting surface defined by said scallop surface; and

directing said computer numerically controlled milling machine along said tool path,
said calculating said tool path for said computer numerically controlled milling machine comprising calculating a first step
height along said Z-axis of a step-up cut from a bottom of an initial cut for a collection of mutually azimuthally separated
points distributed all along a curve representing an intersection of a step forward edge wall defined by the initial cut with
a step floor surface also defined by the initial cut,

said calculating a first step height along said Z-axis of a step-up cut from a bottom of an initial cut for a collection of
mutually azimuthally separated points including:

for each one of said collection of points, drawing an imaginary vertical line, parallel to said Z-axis to extend through said
point and intersect at a scallop curve intersection point with said scallop surface;

ascertaining a lowest height of a scallop curve intersection point corresponding to any of said collection of mutually azimuthally
separated points; and selecting said lowest height of a scallop curve intersection point to be the first step height along
said Z-axis of a step-up cut from a bottom of an initial cut.

US Pat. No. 9,629,008

MONITORING DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

SOLID, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A monitoring device for a distributed antenna system including at least two node units communicatively coupled to each
other and transmitting input base station signals to user terminals or transmitting an input user terminal signal to at least
one base station through the node units, the monitoring device comprising:
a controller configured to generate a data dump command for a first target signal passing through a first signal path in a
digital part of at least one target node unit among the node units in response to a dump request input; and

an interface unit configured to transmit the data dump command to the target node unit through a network and receive response
data from the target node unit through the network,

wherein the controller is further configured to generate first quality information indicative of quality of the first target
signal by using the response data, and

wherein the target node unit is configured to, in response to the data dump command, store first data corresponding to the
first target signal being processed by signal processing components related to the first signal path and transmit the first
data to the monitoring device as the response data through the network.

US Pat. No. 9,345,927

FEET STRETCHING DEVICE CAPABLE OF DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING STRETCHING ANGLE UPON USER DEMAND

SOLID FOCUS INDUSTRIAL CO...

1. A feet stretching device capable of dynamically adjusting a stretching angle upon user demand, comprising:
a base having a bottom portion placed on the ground;
an extendable rod having an end fixed at a front edge of the base and the other end extended upward;
a control device comprising a control panel, two control handles and a control circuit, wherein the control panel is fixedly
disposed at the other end of the extendable rod, the two control handles are fixedly disposed at two sides of the control
panel, respectively, the control panel is equipped with at least one display screen and at least one setting button, each
control handle is equipped with at least one control button, and the control circuit is electrically connected with the display
screen, the setting button and the control button, respectively, to generate different output signals according to different
input signals selected by the user via the setting button and the control button and then to display the output signal on
the display screen;

a driving mechanism comprising a driving seat, a linkage and a motor, wherein an end of the driving seat is pivotally linked
with the base at a position near a back edge of the base, the linkage is movably and reciprocatingly mounted on the driving
seat, an end of the linkage is extended into the driving seat, the other end of the linkage is exposed out of the other end
of the driving seat, the motor is fixed on the driving seat and electrically connected with the control circuit, whereby the
motor can drive the linkage by an output shaft thereof according to an output signal of the control circuit, to enable the
other end of the linkage to reciprocate at outside of the other end of the driving seat;

a support plate having a front edge of a bottom portion thereof pivotally linked with the other end of the linkage, and a
back edge of the bottom portion pivotally linked with the base at a position near the back edge of the base, wherein a top
surface of the support plate is provided for being stood by the user's feet thereon and, when the other end of the linkage
is reciprocated outside of the other end of the driving seat, the support plate can maintain a different angle to the base.

US Pat. No. 9,256,001

BANDWIDTH ENHANCING LIQUID COUPLED PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Solid Seismic, LLC, Mine...

1. A sensor, comprising:
a rigid hollow tube, comprising a concave inner surface and a convex outer surface;
a channel radially exterior to said hollow tube, and at least partially circumferentially surrounding said hollow tube;
a piezoelectric motion film radially exterior to the channel and circumferentially wrapped over the channel about said rigid
hollow tube, said channel comprising a total volume between said rigid hollow tube and said piezoelectric motion film; and

an electrically conductive liquid in the channel, said electrically conductive liquid contacting both said rigid hollow tube
and said piezoelectric motion film.

US Pat. No. 9,231,689

APPARATUS FOR REGULATING TRANSMISSION POWER OF REPEATER IN LONG TERM EVOLUTION SYSTEM

Solid Technologies Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for regulating transmission power of a repeater in an LTE (LONG TERM EVOLUTION) system, the apparatus comprising:
a sink signal detector that detects a sink signal of a reception signal received through an IF/RF (Intermediate Frequency/Radio
Frequency) receiver of the repeater;

a sink signal power measurer that measures a size of power of the sink signal detected through the sink signal detector; and
an amplification controller that calculates a gain of an amplifier of the repeater for maintaining coverage of the repeater
based on the size of the power of the sink signal measured through the sink signal power measurer, and controls the amplifier
of the repeater according to the calculated gain,

wherein:
the repeater is provided to be electrically connected to the sink signal detector, the sink signal power measurer, the amplification
controller, and the amplifier, and

the sink signal detector detects the sink signal by causing the reception signal received through the IF/RF receiver to pass
through a low pass filter (LPF) having a bandwidth of the sink signal and estimating a timing of the sink signal from the
passing signal.

US Pat. No. 9,972,127

3D CONTENT CREATION TOOL WITH AUTOMATIC MATING

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method for three-dimensional (3D) modeling using a computer-aided design system comprising:providing in a user interface one or more primitive commands, different shapes being associated with different primitive commands, wherein for each primitive command:
the primitive command comprises a definition of a respective shape;
the primitive command uses input data to specify one or more dimensions of the respective shape; and
the one or more dimensions when applied to the respective shape create a three-dimensional object that is at least one of a 3D part and a 3D feature;
inferring a sketch plane upon which to create a sketch from a user-selected primitive command, said inferring being performed by a processor automatically;
receiving, by the processor, initial input generated by user interaction, wherein the initial input applies the user-selected primitive command to create the sketch as specified by the definition of the shape associated with the user-selected primitive command;
automatically generating the sketch on the inferred sketch plane, wherein the initial input establishes at least one location of at least one sketch entity and at least one dimension of the sketch; and
receiving additional input from the user interaction, wherein the additional input specifies a transformation that creates the three-dimensional object from the sketch.

US Pat. No. 9,952,004

HIGH EFFICIENCY THERMAL TRANSFER PLATE

Solid State Cooling Syste...

1. A skived fin thermal transfer plate for use with a thermal exchange unit, said skived fin thermal transfer plate comprising:a thermal transfer plate body comprising a thermoplastic fluid transport area and additionally comprising an upper skived fin thermal transfer plate and a lower skived fin thermal transfer plate, and the thermoplastic fluid transport area fluid transport area bounded by multiple thermal transfer plate body sides and an upper sealing surface and a lower sealing surface;
the upper skived fin thermal transfer plate bounding the upper sealing surface to form an upper fluidic seal and comprising an upper single contiguous piece of copper comprising an upper base and multiple upper skived fins with increased roughness on a surface of the respective multiple upper skived fins, wherein the upper skived fins are positioned so that at least a portion of the upper skived fins are within the fluid transport area,
a lower skived fin plate bounding the lower sealing surface to form a lower fluidic seal and comprising a lower single contiguous piece of copper comprising a lower base including a smooth heat transfer surface and multiple lower skived fins with increased roughness on a surface of the respective multiple lower skived fins, wherein the lower skived fins are positioned so that at least a portion of the lower skived fins are within the fluid transport area; and
a fluid inlet in fluid communication with the fluid transport area and a fluid outlet also in fluid communication with the fluid transport area.

US Pat. No. 9,821,265

HIGH PURITY ADSORPTION AIR SEPARATION UNIT

Pacific Consolidated Indu...

8. A method for separating oxygen from air, including the steps of:
routing air into an oxygen separator having an air inlet, a reversible blower downstream from the air inlet, the reversible
blower having a forward production mode where the reversible blower drives air from the air inlet through the reversible blower
and a recovery mode where the reversible blower reverses to drive gas from the reversible blower to the inlet, an adsorption
bed downstream of the reversible blower, the adsorption bed containing adsorption media therein which preferentially adsorbs
nitrogen over oxygen and an oxygen and argon output downstream of the adsorption bed;

routing oxygen and argon from the oxygen and argon output to a high purity separator inlet;
separating argon from the gas mixture of oxygen and argon;
routing high purity oxygen to an oxygen outlet;
cooling the mixed gas of oxygen and argon until at least a portion of the oxygen condenses into a liquid;
compressing the mixed gas of oxygen and argon;
cooling the compressed mixture of oxygen and argon; and
expanding the mixed gas of oxygen and argon to a lower temperature than it had at the compressor until at least a portion
of oxygen within the mixed gas of oxygen and argon condenses into a liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,660,717

BASE STATION SIGNAL MATCHING DEVICE AND RELAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SOLID, INC., Seongnam-si...

1. A base station signal matching device included in a distributed antenna system, the base station signal matching device
comprising at least one processor to implement:
a signal attenuation unit configured to receive a base station signal from a base transceiver system (BTS) and attenuate a
power level of the base station signal; and

a signal matching unit configured to receive the attenuated base station signal output from the signal attenuation unit and
process the attenuated base station signal to be suitable for signal processing of the distributed antenna system by variably
attenuating a power level of the attenuated base station signal,

wherein the signal attenuation unit includes:
a first attenuator configured to attenuate the power level of the base station signal according to a first fixed attenuation
ratio; and

a second attenuator disposed after the first attenuator in a signal transmission path and configured to attenuate the power
level of the base station signal output from the first attenuator according to a second fixed attenuation ratio.

US Pat. No. 9,636,621

AMBIENT PRESSURE OPTIMIZING OF SBRB VSA ASU

Pacific Consolidated Indu...

8. A method for optimizing high altitude operation of a single bed reversing blower vacuum swing adsorption air separation
unit (ASU), including the steps of:
selecting an adsorption bed pressure within an ASU having an ambient air inlet, a reversible blower downstream of the ambient
air inlet, the reversible blower coupled to a motor which drives the reversible blower in either a production direction to
add pressure to ambient air entering the reversible blower from the ambient air inlet or dropping pressure downstream of the
reversible blower by drawing gas through the reversible blower and out of the ambient air inlet, an adsorption bed downstream
of the reversible blower, the adsorption bed containing adsorption media therein which preferentially adsorbs N2 over O2, an O2 output downstream of the adsorption bed, an adsorption bed pressure sensor and a controller receiving a pressure signal from
the adsorption bed sensor and providing a control signal to the reversible blower, the control signal causing the reversible
blower to draw a vacuum pressure within the adsorption bed which causes an ambient-to-vacuum pressure ratio to match an optimal
pressure ratio across the reversible blower;

causing an ambient-to-vacuum pressure ratio to match an optimal pressure ratio across the reversible blower; and
reversing the reversible blower after the pressure sensed within the adsorption bed is sufficiently low to cause the optimal
pressure ratio to be achieved.

US Pat. No. 9,663,367

REACTOR SYSTEM FOR THE PRODUCTION OF CARBON ALLOTROPES

EXXON MOBIL UPSTREAM RESE...

1. A reactor system for the production of carbon allotropes, comprising:
a hybrid reactor configured to form carbon allotropes from a reactant gas mixture in a Bosch reaction, wherein the hybrid
reactor comprises at least two distinct zones that perform different functions comprising reaction, attrition, catalyst separation,
or gas separation, comprising a first zone comprising a fluidized bed reactor to form carbon allotropes, and a second zone
comprising a transport reactor to form carbon allotropes and circulate a portion of material from the fluidized bed reactor
to an opposite end of the fluidized bed reactor, wherein the reactor system is to divide a reactant gas stream into portions
comprising a first portion to be injected into the fluidized bed reactor to maintain fluidization, and a second portion to
be injected into the transport reactor to push material through the transport reactor, wherein a growth time of carbon allotropes
in the transport reactor is controlled by a flow rate of the second portion;

a catalyst separator to separate catalyst particles from a reactor effluent stream of the hybrid reactor; and
a product separator to remove carbon allotropes from the reactor effluent stream.

US Pat. No. 10,070,625

MULTIFUNCTIONAL DOG CHAIN

Jinhua Solid Tools Co., L...

1. A multifunctional dog chain, comprising at least two ropes (1), a handle ring (2) and hooks (3), wherein rear ends of said at least two ropes (1) are interconnected to form a first connecting portion, said handle ring (2) is in 360° rotary connection with the first connecting portion, front ends of said at least two ropes (1) are separated, and said hooks (3) used for connecting with dog collars are arranged on each of said ropes (1), and wherein an adjustable rope clamp (9) is arranged between said at least two ropes (1) and connected to said at least two ropes (1) to separate said ropes into a front part (11) and a rear part (10), said ropes between said first connecting portion and the adjustable rope clamp (9) form said closed rear part (10), each of said ropes in the front part (11) is of a separated structure, and said adjustable rope clamp (9) can move back and forth along said ropes;wherein said adjustable rope clamp (9) comprises a clamp holder (12) and a clamp plate (13), said clamp holder (12) and the clamp plate (13) are buckled to form at least two internal first housing cavities (14) with variable volume to house said ropes, a limit structure is arranged between said clamp holder (12) and the clamp plate (13), and said clamp plate (13) can move upward along said limit structure.

US Pat. No. 10,074,218

3D CONTENT CREATION TOOL WITH AUTOMATIC MATING

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer implemented 3D modeling method comprising:receiving user input of definitions to create a sketch entity in a 3D model during a model creation mode, the user input definitions being automatically provided to the model creation mode and a model simulation mode as a single input using a single command;
generating the sketch entity in the 3D model in the model creation mode based on the user input definitions; and
using the user input definitions in the model simulation mode to simulate the 3D model, such that the user input definitions are used in both the model creation mode and the model simulation mode from the single input by a user and avoiding requiring the user to invoke a separate command from the single command in the model simulation mode to input corresponding definitions, the model creation mode being a separate operational mode from the model simulation mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,055,083

PREDICTIVE TARGET ENLARGEMENT

Dassault Systemes SolidWo...

1. A computer-implemented method of providing a graphical user interface (GUI) on a computer screen, the method comprising:displaying the GUI on the computer screen for user interaction with a computer, the GUI being formed of a plurality of user interactive command regions arranged extended along a curve and at various times positioned with respect to a pointer such that the pointer is equidistant from two or more or all of the command regions, each command region corresponding to one respective computer operation initiated upon user selection;
predicting a target object to be selected among the command regions of the GUI, the target object corresponding to one of the command regions, wherein at various times the pointer is equidistant from two or more or all of the command regions, the predicting includes: (i) detecting a direction of motion of the pointer, and (ii) automatically determining one of the corresponding command regions from among the plurality of command regions based on the detected direction of motion of the pointer; and
enlarging the determined one command region corresponding to the predicted target object to facilitate user acquisition and selection of the predicted target object, wherein said enlarging occurs before the pointer reaches the predicted target object and before the predicted target object has been acquired.

US Pat. No. 9,875,526

DISPLAY OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL IMAGES USING A TWO-DIMENSIONAL DISPLAY

SOLIDDD CORP., Brooklyn,...

1. A method for displaying a three-dimensional image, which includes two or more two-dimensional views, on a display device
of a mobile information handling device, the method comprising:
simulating the three-dimensional image on the display device of the mobile information handling device by:
determining a first state of orientation of the mobile information handling device;
selecting a first of the two-dimensional views that is assigned to the first state of orientation;
displaying, on the display device, the first two-dimensional view;
identifying movement of the mobile information handling device from the first state of orientation to a second state of orientation
and determining a value associated with the identified movement and a direction of the identified movement;

selecting a second of the two-dimensional views that is assigned to the second state of orientation, wherein the selecting
comprises identifying, from the two or more two-dimensional views, a view having a state of orientation that correlates to
the value associated with the identified movement, a direction of the identified movement, and the number of the two-dimensional
views captured; and

displaying, on the display device, the second two-dimensional view;
wherein each of the two-dimensional views comprise a view of the three-dimensional image having a viewing perspective associated
with an orientation of the mobile information handling device and wherein, upon movement of the mobile information handling
device, the three-dimensional image is simulated on the display device due to a change in viewing perspective of each of the
two-dimensional views, wherein the viewing perspective comprises an object as a focal point in the view and wherein other
objects within the view move with respect to the object based upon the value associated with the identified movement and the
direction of the identified movement.