US Pat. No. 9,521,763

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DISPLAY PANEL AND A CASE THAT COVERS AN EDGE OF THE DISPLAY PANEL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:
a display panel having a long side in a first direction, a short side in a second direction, and a thickness in a third direction;
a back cabinet disposed at a rear of the display panel; and
a case that covers an edge of a front surface of the display panel,
wherein the case includes a horizontal case that covers an edge of the front surface of the display panel on the long side
of the display panel and a vertical case that covers an edge of the front surface of the display panel on the short side of
the display panel,

wherein the horizontal case and the vertical case are coupled to each other in a region corresponding to a corner of the display
panel,

wherein the horizontal case includes:
a first part extended in the second direction the first part including a portion covering the edge of the front surface of
the display panel on the long side of the display panel;

a second part extended from a first end of the first part, the second part including a portion provided over a side of the
display panel on the long side of the display panel; and

a third part extended from an end of the second part in the second direction, and
wherein the vertical case includes:
a first part extended in the first direction, the first part of the vertical case including a portion that covers the edge
of the front surface of the display panel on the short side of the display panel;

a second part extended from the first part of the vertical case, the second part of the vertical case including a portion
positioned near a side of the display panel on the short side of the display panel; and

a protrusion extended from the second part of the vertical case in the first direction and coupled to the horizontal case.

US Pat. No. 9,521,778

CONFIGURABLE AIR BAFFLE FOR DIRECTING AIRFLOW WITHIN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An air baffle for directing air within an information handling system, the air baffle comprising:
a open region configured to permit passage of an airflow;
a closed region configured to obstruct passage of the airflow, the closed region including one or more vents configured to
allow a portion of the airflow being obstructed to vent through the closed region;

a first adjustable tab configured to obstruct passage of the airflow, the first adjustable tab including one or more vents
configured to align with the vents of the closed region when the first adjustable tab is in one of a plurality of discrete
alignment positions; and

a first variable region between the open region and a first side of the closed region, the first variable region configured
to permit and obstruct passage of the airflow based on a position of the first adjustable tab with respect to the first variable
region.

US Pat. No. 9,521,762

ATTACHMENT STRUCTURE

Yazaki Corporation, Toky...

1. An attachment structure for attaching an object to a subject comprising:
a plurality of attaching legs projected from an outer surface of the object, disposed on and overlapped with the subject;
a single washer fixed to the subject together with one attaching leg by a bolt, while being directly disposed on and overlapped
with a side of at least one of the attaching legs, the side facing away from the subject; and

a cover directly attached to the one attaching leg, holding the washer between a substrate portion of the cover and the one
attaching leg, and having an exposing hole for exposing a first hole provided on the washer,

wherein a diameter of the first hole is smaller than a diameter of a second hole provided on the one attaching leg for inserting
a shaft of the bolt,

wherein the washer is held between the one attaching leg and the cover movably in at least a range where the first hole is
overlapped with the second hole provided on the one attaching leg, received in a concave portion formed on a surface of the
one attaching leg,

wherein a size from an edge of the first hole to an outer edge of the washer is equal to a size from an edge of the second
hole to an outer edge of the concave portion such that in any position within the concave portion the washer is moved without
the shaft of the bolt being inserted into the first hole and the second hole, the entire first hole consistently overlaps
with the second hole, and

wherein the washer is a round shape in plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,521,792

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. An electronic component mounting method using an electronic component mounting apparatus comprising:
a substrate transport mechanism that comprises a first substrate transport lane and a second substrate transport lane arranged
in parallel to a substrate transport direction and that transports substrates on which electronic components are to be mounted;

a component supply unit that is disposed on a side of the substrate transport mechanism and supplies the electronic components;
and

a tray feeder that comprises a first tray supply mechanism and a second tray supply mechanism arranged in parallel, each having
a function of retrieving trays from a tray housing unit that is disposed in the component supply unit and houses the trays
storing therein the electronic components in a plane, and transferring the trays to a component pickup position;

a component mounting mechanism comprising: a mounting head that picks up and holds the electronic components from the trays
transferred to the component pickup position; and a head transfer mechanism that transfers the mounting head; and

a controller that controls the substrate transport mechanism, the component supply unit, and the component mounting mechanism,
whereby the electronic components are picked up from the component supply unit by the mounting head, and mounted on the substrates
transported by the substrate transport mechanism,

said component mounting method comprising:
transporting substrates of different substrate types as a first substrate by the first substrate transport lane and a second
substrate transport lane in a first mode, and transporting substrates of a same substrate type as the first substrate by the
first substrate transport lane and the second substrate transport lane in a second mode;

allowing both of the first tray supply mechanism and the second tray supply mechanism to hold the trays storing therein the
electronic components to be mounted on the substrates;

switching, in the second mode, during a component mounting process of picking up the electronic components from one of the
first tray supply mechanism and the second tray supply mechanism and mounting the electronic components on the substrates
carried in each of the first substrate transport lane and the second substrate transport lane and if shortage of the components
occurs in the one tray supply mechanism, a target for picking up the electronic components from the one tray supply mechanism
to the other tray supply mechanism;

outputting, in the first mode, a scheduled production number completion signal or a scheduled production number completion
estimate signal for one of the different substrate types;

executing, in the first mode, by the controller in response to the scheduled production number completion signal or a scheduled
production number completion estimate signal, a use stop setting for one of the first tray supply mechanism and the second
tray supply mechanism corresponding to the one of the different substrate types to which the scheduled production number completion
signal or the scheduled production number completion estimate signal is outputted while continuing a component mounting operation
by the other of the first tray supply mechanism and the second tray supply mechanism; and

executing, in the second mode, by the controller in response to occurrence of the shortage of the components in the one of
the first tray supply mechanism and the second tray supply mechanism, a use stop setting for the one of the first tray supply
mechanism and the second tray supply mechanism corresponding to the same substrate type in which the shortage of the components
occurs while continuing a component mounting operation by the other of the first tray supply mechanism and the second tray
supply mechanism; and

executing a preceding setup change operation for producing a subsequent substrate type for the tray supply mechanism that
has been set to the use stop setting while continuing the component mounting operation by allowing the controller to prohibit
an access of the mounting head to the tray supply mechanism having been set to the use stop setting, and to permit an operation
access of an operator to the tray housing unit of the tray supply mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,521,757

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOADING OF A COMPONENT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A component loading system, comprising:
a circuit board comprising:
a socket;
a first plurality of holes; and
a second plurality of holes;
a frame comprising:
two opposing sidewalls each substantially perpendicular to a surface of the circuit board and coupled to one another via a
plate;

a plurality of threaded channels, each channel adjacent to one of the two opposing sidewalls and located between the two opposing
sidewalls; and

a third plurality of holes;
a backing plate comprising:
a plurality of heat dissipater mounting posts; and
a fourth plurality of holes;
a plurality of first fasteners each mechanically engaged to a respective heat dissipater mounting post passing through a respective
one of the third plurality of holes and a respective one of the first plurality of holes to mechanically secure the frame
and backplate on opposite sides of the circuit board; and

a plurality of second fasteners each mechanically engaged to a respective one of the plurality of threaded channels and passing
through a respective one of the second plurality of holes to mechanically secure the frame and backplate on opposite sides
of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,517,843

GENERATOR FOR FLIGHT VEHICLE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A flight vehicle comprising:
a fuselage including a nose and a tail spaced apart from the nose,
a gas turbine engine located in a space formed in the fuselage and located between the nose and the tail, and
a generator unit coupled to the gas turbine engine via a generator shaft, at least a portion of the generator shaft located
exterior to the generator unit and the gas turbine engine, to cause a portion of the generator unit to rotate therewith, the
generator unit being located in spaced-apart relation to the gas turbine engine between the nose and the gas turbine engine,

wherein the flight vehicle further includes an air inlet duct coupled to the gas turbine engine and formed to include an air
passageway therein and an air inlet defining an aperture opening into the air passageway to communicate air surrounding the
flight vehicle through the aperture, through the air passageway, and into the gas turbine engine for combustion,

wherein a portion of the generator unit extends into and lies in the air passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,521,780

REGULATION OF AIRFLOW AND PERFORMANCE IN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS AFTER FAN FAILURE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for regulating airflow in an information handling system, comprising:
determining, by a fan control subsystem, a first fan importance factor of a first fan associated with a first thermal region
of the information handling system, the first fan importance factor being based on a presence of a first thermal component
in the first thermal region and on a first thermal priority rating indicative of a priority of cooling the first thermal component;

determining, by the fan control subsystem, a second fan importance factor of a second fan associated with a second thermal
region of the information handling system, the second fan importance factor being based on a presence of a second thermal
component in the second thermal region and on a second thermal priority rating indicative of a priority of cooling the second
thermal component;

detecting, by the fan control subsystem, a failure of the first fan; and
regulating, by the fan control subsystem in response to detecting the failure of the first fan, airflow in the information
handling system based on at least one of the first fan importance factor and the second fan importance factor.

US Pat. No. 9,521,791

ASSEMBLY EQUIPMENT AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An assembly equipment for assembling a flexible screen with a curved backplane, comprising:
a supporting part used for supporting and fixing the curved backplane; and
a holding part used for holding the flexible screen and assembling the flexible screen with the curved backplane in a fit
manner.

US Pat. No. 9,521,770

CURVATURE-ADJUSTABLE CURVED DISPLAY DEVICE

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A curvature-adjustable curved display device comprising: a base comprising a plurality of recesses, a curved display device
and an adjusting assembly; wherein the curved display device is disposed on the base, the adjusting assembly is disposed between
the curved display device and the base to connect the curved display device with the base, the adjusting assembly is slidable
with respect to the base to thereby adjust a curvature of the curved display device; and each end of the adjusting assembly
comprises a through hole and a sliding block; wherein each of the sliding block is slidable in a guide rail on a corresponding
side of the base to thereby adjust the curvature of the display by a fixing column penetrates through the corresponding through
hole and a corresponding one of the recesses.

US Pat. No. 9,521,761

THREADED INSERTS ON WEATHERPROOF ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOXES

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A weatherproof electrical junction box, comprising:
a molded electrical junction box comprising at least four side walls, a back wall, a front opening, at least two screw bosses
extending toward the front opening, and at least one unthreaded hole extending through a first side wall of the at least four
side walls; and

an insert having an unthreaded exterior and an at least partially threaded interior, the insert being fixed within the at
least one unthreaded hole such that an outermost end of the insert is substantially flush with an outer surface of the first
side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,521,754

EMBEDDED COMPONENTS IN A SUBSTRATE

Multek Technologies Limit...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a core substrate layer comprising a first copper layer laminated to a first surface of a first pre-preg layer and a second
copper layer laminated to a second surface of the pre-preg layer;

an adhesive layer of a same material applied to an entire first surface of the first copper layer;
an electronic component having a first surface adhered to the adhesive layer;
a second pre-preg layer laminated to the first copper layer, wherein the second pre-preg layer includes a component cut-out
and the second pre-preg layer is coupled to the adhesive layer and configured such that the electronic component fits within
the component cut-out and the second pre-preg layer contacts the electronic component due to flow of the second pre-preg layer
during lamination;

a third copper layer laminated to the second pre-preg layer.

US Pat. No. 9,521,731

CONTROL OF NETWORK LIGHTING SYSTEMS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for controlling a networked lighting system comprising a plurality of controllable luminaries, comprising the
steps of:
selecting several controllable luminaries of the networked lighting system;
combining control information for each one of the selected luminaries to a set of control information;
selecting at least one predetermined function for compressing the set of control information, wherein the at least one predetermined
function has as input values luminary information for the selected luminaries and as output values the set of control information
for each one of the selected luminaries;

creating a multicast message addressed to the selected luminaries wherein the multicast message comprises a features field
identifying the selected at least one predetermined function; and

transmitting the created multicast message;
wherein the multicast message is receivable by the selected luminaries to set lighting levels of the selected luminaries to
individual, differentiated values based on the selected predetermined function contained in the multicast message.

US Pat. No. 9,521,304

MULTIPLE PHOTOSITES PIXEL ARCHITECTURE

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENO...

1. An image sensor pixel comprising:
an array of four photosites;
a transverse isolator wall separating the array in two rows of two photosites;
a longitudinal isolator wall separating the array in two columns of two photosites, wherein ends of the longitudinal isolator
wall are set back relative to edges of the array to define a space between each end and a corresponding edge of the array;

first and second conversion nodes positioned in the spaces between the longitudinal isolator wall and the edges of the array,
each conversion node being common to two adjacent photosites; and

transfer gates between each photosite and a corresponding conversion node.
US Pat. No. 9,518,175

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLAME-RETARDANT THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER COMPOSITION

Sumitomo Chemical Company...

1. A method for producing a flame-retardant thermoplastic elastomer composition, wherein the method comprises:
step (1) of obtaining a thermoplastic elastomer composition by dynamically crosslinking a polymer mixture (A) comprising an
ethylene-?-olefin-based copolymer rubber (A1) and a propylene-based polymer (A2) in the presence of a mineral oil-based softening
agent (C) and a crosslinking agent (D), and

step (2) of kneading the thermoplastic elastomer composition, a halogen-free flame retardant (E), zinc oxide (F), and a thermoplastic
resin with a polar group (G), wherein

the amounts of the respective components at the time of starting the dynamic crosslinking in step (1) satisfy the following
condition (p), and

the amounts of the respective components at the time of starting the kneading in step (2) satisfy the following condition
(q), and wherein

condition (p) requires that when the combined amount of the ethylene-?-olefin-based copolymer rubber (A1), the propylene-based
polymer (A2) and the mineral oil-based softening agent (C) is taken as 100% by weight, the amount of the ethylene-?-olefin-based
copolymer rubber (A1) is 10 to 75% by weight, the amount of the propylene-based polymer (A2) is 10 to 50% by weight, and the
amount of the mineral oil-based softening agent (C) is 1 to 60% by weight, and the amount of the crosslinking agent (D) is
0.001 to 5 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the combined amount of the polymer mixture (A) and the mineral
oil-based softening agent (C), and

condition (q) requires that the combined amount of the halogen-free flame retardant (E) and the zinc oxide (F) is 30 to 70
parts by weight and the amount of the thermoplastic resin with a polar group (G) is 0.5 to 10 parts by weight, each relative
to 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic elastomer composition.

US Pat. No. 9,521,746

CONDUCTIVE FILM AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Nanchang O-Film Tech. Co....

1. A conductive film, comprising:
a transparent insulating substrate and a conductive mesh formed on the transparent insulating substrate;
wherein a distance between the lines of the conductive mesh is defined as d1, and follows formula 100 ?m?d1<600 ?m, and wherein the lines of the conductive mesh are uniformly arranged so that distance d1 is an equal distance between neighboring lines of the conductive mesh; a square resistance of the conductive mesh is defined
as R, and follows formula 0.1 ?/sq?R<200 ?/sq.

US Pat. No. 9,519,590

MANAGING GLOBAL CACHES IN DATA STORAGE SYSTEMS

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

11. A system for use in managing global caches in data storage systems, the system comprising a processor configured to:
access a cache entry of a global cache of a data storage system upon receiving a request to perform an I/O operation on a
storage object, wherein the cache entry is associated with the storage object, wherein accessing the cache entry includes
acquiring a lock, holding a reference to the cache entry, releasing the lock, and providing the cache entry to a client, wherein
the global cache includes a set of buffer cache objects managed by a set of buffer cache descriptors, wherein the storage
object includes a file of a file system, wherein the cache entry includes information regarding metadata of the file system;

determine whether the I/O operation is associated with a sequential access indicating a high probability of the cache entry
being accessed at least two times in a time period; and

delay, based on the determination, releasing the reference to the cache entry by the client for the time period, wherein delaying
releasing the reference to the cache entry includes delaying adding information regarding the cache entry to a reusable list
of cache entries configured to provide the cache entries for reuse by the data storage system, wherein the client accesses
the cache entry during the time period without removing the cache entry from the reusable list and without acquiring and releasing
the lock.

US Pat. No. 9,517,228

CANNABINOID RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS/INVERSE AGONISTS USEFUL FOR TREATING METABOLIC DISORDERS, INCLUDING OBESITY AND DIABETES

Jenrin Discovery, Inc., ...

1. A method of treating a disease, comprising: administering to a mammal in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount
of a compound selected from the compounds 1, 2, 3, and 4:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the disease is hepatocellular carcinoma.

US Pat. No. 9,521,787

PROVISIONING COOLING ELEMENTS FOR CHILLERLESS DATA CENTERS

International Business Ma...

1. A method for providing multi-level distributed cooling to a data center, comprising:
providing a flow of liquid coolant to one or more racks in proportion to a number of operating servers in the data center;
monitoring a liquid coolant temperature before the coolant has entered into one or more racks;
monitoring ambient temperature information;
adjusting cooling of the data center in accordance with the ambient temperature information, wherein cooling of the data center
is adjusted by decreasing cooling of the liquid coolant if the coolant temperature falls below a first coolant threshold temperature
by disengaging one or more liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers, or increasing cooling of the coolant if the coolant temperature
exceeds a second coolant threshold temperature by engaging one or more liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers; and

turning on additional servers if the coolant temperature is below the first coolant threshold and all liquid-to-liquid heat
exchangers have been disengaged.

US Pat. No. 9,521,774

HANDLE LOCKING STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING HANDLE LOCKING STRUCTURE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A handle locking structure, comprising:
a handle body connected to a shell;
a pressing member connected to the handle body in a sliding or rotating manner; and
a transmission member and a locking part that can slide against the shell, wherein the locking part comprises a bolt that
elastically stretches out of an outer peripheral wall of the shell, the transmission member is connected to the pressing member,
an unlocking structure that is used to enable the bolt to retract is disposed between the transmission member and the locking
part, the transmission member is connected to the bolt through the unlocking structure, the transmission member can slide
by pressing the pressing member, and the sliding transmission member functions on the bolt through the unlocking structure
to enable the bolt to retract; wherein:

the unlocking structure comprises a shovel block and a locking member;
the shovel block is connected to the transmission member in a fixed manner or is integrally formed on the transmission member,
and the bolt is connected to the locking member in a fixed manner or is integrally formed on the locking member; and

the shovel block has an arc surface or a slope, and the locking member contacts the arc surface or the slope of the shovel
block in a sliding manner; wherein:

a middle section of the pressing member is connected to the handle body in a rotating manner; one end of the pressing member
is connected to the transmission member in a rotating manner; and

two arc surfaces or slopes are disposed on the shovel block, the two arc surfaces or slopes are disposed oppositely, and a
transmission shaft that can contact the slopes is disposed on the locking member in a fixed manner.

US Pat. No. 9,521,749

CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A circuit substrate on which an electronic component having a mounting terminal and a signal terminal is mounted, comprising:
a first mounting land configured to be connected to the mounting terminal by soldering; and
a second mounting land configured to be connected to the signal terminal by soldering,
wherein the first mounting land has a larger area than the second mounting land so as to increase reliability of connection
between the circuit substrate and the electronic component when the electronic component is mounted on the circuit substrate,

wherein said first mounting land is provided with a protruding portion of an insulating material formed so as to protrude
from an outer side of said first mounting land toward an inner side of said first mounting land,

wherein the protruding portion does not divide said first mounting land into a plurality of areas, and
wherein said second mounting land is not provided with the protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 9,521,711

LOW-COST LOW-POWER LIGHTING SYSTEM AND LAMP ASSEMBLY

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An apparatus comprising a modulator having an input and an output configured to:
receive at the input an input waveform from a dimmer, wherein the input waveform is periodic at a first frequency; and
generate at the output an output waveform independent of a load coupled to the output, wherein the output waveform is periodic
at a second frequency substantially greater than the first frequency, wherein the second frequency is based on a phase-cut
angle of the input waveform indicative of a control setting of the dimmer.

US Pat. No. 9,518,510

BLOWER FOR USE WITH AIR PARTICLE SEPARATOR

ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICA...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an air particle separator having an air inlet capable of receiving an air carrying a particulate matter, the air particle
separator also having a first air outlet and a second air outlet, each structured to flow portions of the air received by
the air inlet, the first air outlet structured to flow a higher concentration of particulate matter than the second air outlet,
the second air outlet in fluid communication with an air intake of an internal combustion engine; and

an air moving device in fluid communication with the first air outlet having a rotatable air moving member capable of producing
a pressure change to facilitate movement of the particulate matter carried by the air through the first air outlet, the air
moving device structured to receive a rotating force at a force receiving portion located radially outward of a portion of
the air moving member, wherein the rotatable air moving member is positioned in an air duct fluidly coupled with the first
air outlet, the air moving device further includes an annular stator arranged externally around the air duct and aligned axially
with the air moving device; and

the stator is configured to cause the rotating force to be applied to the force receiving portion of the air moving device
through electromagnetic interactions to cause rotation of the rotatable air moving member.

US Pat. No. 9,521,751

WEAVED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS IN A SUBSTRATE PACKAGE CORE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A circuit board comprising:
a circuit board pattern including a non-conductive board pattern of non-conductive strands woven between a component pattern
of conductive strands; wherein the component pattern includes both of (a) co-axial strands having a dielectric material between
a solid conductor material wire and an outer shield cylinder of conductor material surrounding the solid conductor material
wire and (b) an inductor pattern of solid conductor material wires;

cured resin impregnated within the circuit board pattern;
a top planar surface of the circuit board pattern;
a bottom planar surface of the circuit board pattern;
a first plurality of contacts formed on the top planar surface and coupled to the solid conductor material wire and to the
outer shield cylinder of conductor material of the co-axial strands; and

a second plurality of contacts formed on the top planar surface and electrically coupled to the solid conductor material wires
of the inductor pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,517,126

OPHTHALMOLOGIC IMPLANT

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. An ophthalmologic implant including at least one mark comprising a fluorescent dye with an emission maximum outside of
the light spectrum visible to a human,
wherein the fluorescent dye does not substantially influence light transmission of the implant in the visual spectral range
and is from at least one structural class selected from the group consisting of cyanines, merocyanines, phthalocyanines, rhodamines,
porphyrines, chlorophylls, triarylmethanes, xanthenes, oxazines, thiazines, safranines, heterocyclic pyrylium and thiapyrylium
salts, perrylenes, terrylenes, quaterrylenes, quaterneles, azo dyes, metal complexes, and chinones, and

the at least one mark designating posture or position of the implant when illuminated with white light or with light of a
spectral range that effects corresponding fluorescence of the dye outside of the light spectrum visible to the human.

US Pat. No. 9,521,741

SIDE SURFACE MOUNTING OF SHIELDS FOR A CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a circuit board comprising:
a first major surface;
a second major surface opposed to the first major surface; and
a first side surface extending between the first major surface and the second major surface, the first side surface having
a first set of grounding contacts and a second set of grounding contacts, wherein at least one grounding contact of the second
set of grounding contacts is positioned between two adjacent grounding contacts of the first set of grounding contacts;

a first electronic component electrically coupled to the first major surface of the circuit board;
a second electronic component electrically coupled to the second major surface of the circuit board;
a first shield comprising a first planar portion and a first plurality of tabs extending from the first planar portion, wherein
the first planar portion is positioned over the first electronic component and is substantially parallel to the first major
surface, and wherein each of the first plurality of tabs is coupled to the first side surface and electrically coupled to
a respective grounding contact of the first set of grounding contacts; and

a second shield comprising a second planar portion and a second plurality of tabs extending from the second planar portion,
wherein the second planar portion is positioned over the second electronic component and is substantially parallel to the
second major surface, and wherein each of the second plurality of tabs is coupled to the first side surface and electrically
coupled to a respective grounding contact of the second set of grounding contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,517,831

ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT AIRFRAME

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. An airframe for a rotary wing aircraft, the rotary wing aircraft having a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a subfloor structure for supporting cabin floor panels, the subfloor structure having a bottom shell, ribs, main frames and
floor panels, the ribs and main frames extending essentially in planes perpendicular to the longitudinal axis on one side
of the bottom shell and the floor panels being in an essentially horizontal plane essentially parallel to the longitudinal
axis on the same side of the bottom shell as the ribs and main frames and mounted on flat top edges of the ribs and of main
frames; the flat top edges being opposite in position to the bottom shell, the bottom shell having an essentially flat shell
portion including longitudinally oriented sides and two curved lateral shell portions extending integrally from said flat
shell portion along the longitudinally oriented sides and being curved towards respective lateral borders of said ribs and
main frames;

longitudinal support beams along at least a longitudinal section of the subfloor structure along the longitudinal axis, the
longitudinal support beams provided with attachments for the floor panels, the longitudinal support beams being attached to
at least one of the ribs and the main frames and featuring along at least ? of their longitudinal extension a height 2 to
20 times smaller than a corresponding adjacent distance between the floor panel and the bottom shell; and

at least a pair of membrane elements of bulgy shape; each membrane element laterally protruding to the outside of the longitudinal
support beams one each side of the subfloor structure; each membrane element being provided with an upper longitudinal hem
attached to said longitudinal support beams and a lower longitudinal hem attached to the bottom shell; the membrane elements
being attached to the longitudinal support beams for purely two-dimensional loading of the membrane elements.

US Pat. No. 9,521,786

THERMOSIPHON SYSTEMS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A server rack sub-assembly, comprising:
a tray configured for slidable insertion into a server rack;
a motherboard mounted on the tray and a heat-generating device mounted on the motherboard; and
a thermosiphon system including:
an evaporator supported on the heating generating device,
a condenser supported on the tray, the condenser comprising a body, the body including:
a cavity, and
a plurality of walls that divide the cavity into a central channel that extends laterally through the body along a first axis
and a plurality of parallel chambers extending laterally away from the central channel along a second axis perpendicular to
the first axis, each chamber having a length along the second axis greater than a width along the first axis and a height
along a vertical axis greater than the width along the first axis, and

a condensate line fluidically coupling the central channel of the condenser to the evaporator, the condensate line extending
laterally from the condenser body and the central channel and perpendicular to the chambers.

US Pat. No. 9,521,765

FLOW-GUIDING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE FLOW-GUIDING APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A flow-guiding apparatus, arranged at an air outlet of an axial fan, comprising:
a plurality of radial support from a hub and respective concentric surrounding flow-guiding members which are concentrically-mounted
onto the plurality of radial support for guiding an air flow generated by the axial fan to a directed area towards only an
axial center and away from the air outlet of the axial fan, a component requiring heat radiation is disposed downstream of
the flow-guiding apparatus, wherein the respective concentric surrounding flow-guiding members comprises at least two surrounding
inner flow-guiding members and at least two surrounding outer flow-guiding members which are respectively concentrically-mounted
onto the plurality of radial support in such a way that both the at least two surrounding inner flow-guiding members and the
at least two surrounding outer flow-guiding members only open and tilt in a same direction to guide the generated airflow
toward only the axial center of the axial fan along an air-blowing direction of the axial fan, in response to the airflow
generated by the axial fan; wherein an opening angle of the at least two surrounding outer flow guiding members ranges between
70° and 90°, and an opening angle of the at least two surrounding inner flow guiding members ranges between 30° and 65°.

US Pat. No. 9,521,738

GRAPHITE SHEET TO PROTECT SMT COMPONENTS FROM THERMAL EXPOSURE

Flextronics AP, LLC, Bro...

1. A heat shielding system comprising:
a. a substrate having a first surface;
b. an electronic component having a body and one or more electronic leads extending from the body, wherein the electronic
component is coupled to the substrate; and

c. a formed graphite sheet positioned over the electronic component and coupled to the first surface of the substrate, wherein
the formed graphite sheet is configured to enable a temperature gradient between the body of the electronic component and
the one or more electronic leads when external heat is applied to the system, wherein the temperature gradient is enabled
such that an electronic lead temperature is at least a first threshold temperature while a body temperature is maintained
below a second threshold temperature where the second threshold temperature is less than the first threshold temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,518,026

5-AMINOPYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXAMIDE INHIBITORS OF CDPK1 FROM T. GONDII AND C. PARVUM

University of Washington ...

1. A compound of the formula:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is one of the formulas:


wherein
n is 0;
each R7 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, —OR10, —SR10, —N(R10)2, —C(O)R10, —C(O)OR10, —C(O)N(R10)2, —S(O)2R10, —OC(O)R10, —OC(O)OR10, —OC(O)N(R10)2, —N(R10)C(O)R10, —N(R10)C(O)OR10, or —N(R10)C(O)N(R10)2, wherein each R10 is independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;

R8 is halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or -Q-R8?;

Q is —O—, —S—, —NH—, or —N(C1-6 alkyl)-;

R8? is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, arylC1-6 alkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroarylC1-6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, and heteroarylalkyl are optionally substituted with one, two, three,
or four groups that are each independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, —OR14, —SR14, —N(R14)2, —C(O)R14, —C(O)OR14, —C(O)N(R14)2, —S(O)2R14, —OC(O)R14, —OC(O)OR14, —OC(O)N(R14)2, —N(R14)C(O)R14, —N(R14)C(O)OR14, or —N(R14)C(O)N(R14)2, wherein each R14 is independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl; and

each R9 is independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;

R2 is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-4 alkyl-R12, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, monocyclic heterocyclyl, monocyclic heteroaryl, or phenyl, wherein the alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl,
and phenyl groups are each optionally substituted with one or two R13 groups;

each R13 is independently C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, —OR, —SR, —NR2, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)NR2, —S(O)2NR2, or —S(O)2R; and

where R12 is —OR, —SR, —NR2, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)NR2, —S(O)2R, —OC(O)R, —OC(O)OR, —OC(O)NR2, —N(R)C(O)R, —N(R)C(O)OR, —N(R)C(O)NR2, phenyl, monocyclic heteroaryl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or monocyclic heterocyclyl, wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, and heterocyclyl groups are each optionally substituted by one, two, or three groups that are each independently
halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, —OR, —SR, —NR2, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)NR2, —S(O)2R, —OC(O)R, —OC(O)OR, —OC(O)NR2, —N(R)C(O)R, —N(R)C(O)OR, or —N(R)C(O)NR2;

and each R is independently hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, arylC1-6 alkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroarylC1-6 alkyl, wherein the alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, and heteroarylalkyl are optionally substituted with one, two, three,
or four groups that are each independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, —OR0, —SR0, —N(R0)2, —C(O)R0, —C(O)OR0, —C(O)N(R0)2, —S(O)2R0, —OC(O)R0, —OC(O)OR0, —OC(O)N(R0)2, —N(R0)C(O)R0, —N(R0)C(O)OR0, or —N(R0)C(O)N(R0)2, wherein each R0 is independently hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;

or R2 and R3 together with the atoms to which they are attached form 2-oxo-2,3-dihydro-imidazolyl ring;

R3 and R4 are independently hydrogen; and

R5 and R6 are independently hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 9,521,779

HEAT DISSIPATION APPARATUS

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A heat dissipation apparatus for dissipating heat by movement of air, comprising:
a perforated non-conductive insulating plate;
a perforated conductive plate; and
a conductive element,
wherein, the conductive element is positioned upon the non-conductive insulating plate;
wherein, the heat dissipation apparatus is electrically connectable to a power source having an anode and a cathode, with
the anode being electrically connected to the conductive element and the cathode being electrically connected to the conductive
plate;

wherein, the non-conductive insulating plate is positioned substantially parallel to the conductive plate; and
wherein, when the power source is activated, the conductive element generates an electric field producing positive ions in
air and the conductive plate generates negative ions causing air movement towards the conductive plate.

US Pat. No. 9,521,723

INTEGRATED DEVICE COMPRISING A MATRIX OF OLED ACTIVE PIXELS WITH IMPROVED DYNAMIC RANGE

STMicroelectronics Intern...

1. A device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having first and second parts electrically insulated from one another; and
a pixel formed in the semiconductor substrate and comprising:
an OLED diode, and
a control circuit comprising:
a first transistor formed in the first part of the semiconductor substrate and having a gate, a body, and a source, the source
of the first transistor being coupled to the body of the first transistor and to the OLED diode, and

a refresh circuit comprising a second transistor formed in the second part of the semiconductor substrate and being coupled
to the gate of the first transistor;

wherein the first transistor is an nMOS transistor and the second transistor is an nMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,519,564

TRACE SAVING INTERVALS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of managing an application error comprising:
by a processor:
defining, by an interval definition module, a temporal interval associated with an occurrence of one or more received traces
characterizing behavior of an application related to an application error, each of the one or more received traces including
a priority, the temporal interval initiated upon receipt of a first trace of the one or more received traces and continuing
for a predetermined amount of time, the one or more received traces occurring without stimulation from the interval definition
module;

when one or more subsequent traces occur within the temporal interval after the first trace, comparing the priorities of the
subsequent traces to identify a set of traces with a priority above a certain priority threshold, the set of traces includes
a first trace, a highest priority trace, and a last trace, wherein the highest priority trace is designated by (i) comparing
the priority of each of the traces to the priority of other traces in the set of traces, and (ii) designating, as the highest
priority trace, a single trace having priority that is greater than or equal to the priority of the other traces in the set
of traces, wherein for two or more traces having equal priority, the first-received trace of the two or more traces having
equal priority is designated as the highest priority trace; and

saving the identified set of traces to a common memory, and not saving the subsequent traces not identified as having a priority
above a certain priority threshold, the saved set of traces being available to facilitate determining at least one of an error
source and an error correction.

US Pat. No. 9,521,758

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising: a semiconductor module that has an electrode terminal projecting externally; a substrate
that has a through hole or a cut-out for inserting the electrode terminal; and a guide member that is provided between the
semiconductor module and the substrate and guides the electrode terminal in such a manner that the electrode terminal is inserted
into the through hole or the cut-out, wherein the guide member is not in contact with the electrode terminal after insertion
of the electrode terminal is inserted into the through hole or the cut-out, wherein the guide member includes a plurality
of members movable with respect to the substrate, before the electrode terminal is inserted into the through hole or the cut-out,
the respective ones of the plurality of members move in predetermined directions and form the guiding part as a result of
joining together, and after the electrode terminal is inserted into the through hole or the cut-out, the respective ones of
the plurality of members move in directions opposite to the predetermined directions and move away from each other so that
the guiding part becomes out of contact with the electrode terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,520,698

OUTDOOR ENCLOSURE FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION EQUIPMENT

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. An outdoor enclosure for housing power distribution equipment comprising:
an enclosure body comprising a base, at least four wall structures, and a roof structure, wherein each of the at least four
wall structures is attached at one end to the base and at an opposite end to the roof structure so as to provide an enclosure
interior space, and wherein the roof structure overhangs at least one of the at least four wall structures so as to provide
a ventilation channel that does not permit entry of rain or snow into the enclosure interior space;

a first wall structure of the at least four wall structures, wherein the first wall structure has an interior surface facing
the enclosure interior space and an exterior surface opposite thereto;

a first opening in the first wall structure, wherein the first opening is located more proximate the roof structure than the
base, and wherein the first opening provides an evacuation vent for arc flash gases from the enclosure interior space;

power distribution equipment disposed in the enclosure interior space;
an expansion chamber structure having a top panel, wherein the expansion chamber structure abuts the exterior surface of the
first wall structure and is attached to the first wall structure so as to surround and seal the perimeter of the first opening,
and wherein the expansion chamber structure and the first wall structure together define an expansion chamber for receiving
arc flash gases from the enclosure interior space through the first opening, and wherein the top panel has an interior surface
facing the expansion chamber and an exterior surface opposite thereto, and wherein the top panel has a second opening that
provides an evacuation vent for arc flash gases from the expansion chamber; and

a chimney comprising a chimney base and a capping structure,
wherein the chimney base has a first side proximate the first wall structure and a second side distal thereto, and the capping
structure has a first side proximate the first wall structure and a second side distal thereto,

wherein the chimney base has a bottom end that is open and abuts the exterior surface of the top panel and is attached to
the top panel so as to surround and seal the perimeter of the second opening, and wherein the chimney base has a top end that
is open and opposite the bottom end,

wherein the capping structure has a top end that is closed and a bottom end opposite thereto that is open and abuts the top
end of the chimney base and is attached to the top end of the chimney base so as to surround and seal the perimeter, with
the exception that the first side of the capping structure is more proximate the first wall structure than the first side
of the chimney base, and laterally spaced apart therefrom by a first distance so as to provide a first chimney vent, and wherein
the chimney base and the capping structure together enclose and define a chimney flue space for receiving arc flash gases
from the expansion chamber, and

wherein the first chimney vent provides a weather-resistant outlet for arc flash gases from the chimney flue space.

US Pat. No. 9,518,803

AUTOMATIC PIN ADJUSTMENT INDICATOR FOR ARCHERY SIGHTS

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. An archery bow sight assembly, comprising:
a sight body assembly;
a non-adjustable fixed sight pin with a base extending vertically to a sight point, wherein said fixed sight pin has a fixed
height relative to said sight body assembly;

at least two adjustable sight pins in said assembly each with a base wherein each sight pin extends vertically to a sight
point, wherein said adjustable sight pins are adjustably mounted in height relative to said fixed sight pin; and

wherein the spacing between said adjustable sight pins can be concurrently proportionally adjusted to different heights.

US Pat. No. 9,516,806

ROBOTIC LAWN MOWING BOUNDARY DETERMINATION

iRobot Corporation, Bedf...

1. A method of mowing an area with an autonomous mowing robot, the method comprising:
storing, in non-transient memory of the robot, a set of geospatially referenced perimeter data corresponding to positions
of the mowing robot as the mowing robot is guided about a perimeter of an area to be mowed;

comparing, via a controller communicably coupled to the non-transient memory of the robot, at least two adjacent data points
from the set of geospatially referenced perimeter data to determine which point corresponds to a position that is adjacent
both mowable and unmowable portions and that is directly adjacent other points separating mowable and unmowable portions;

removing, via the controller, one or more of the at least two adjacent data points from the set of perimeter data, thereby
creating a redacted data set; and

controlling the mowing robot to autonomously mow an area bounded by a boundary corresponding to the redacted data set, including
altering direction of the mowing robot at or near a position corresponding to data in the redacted data set so as to redirect
the robot back into the bounded area.

US Pat. No. 9,521,790

PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A panel manufacturing process, comprising:
positioning a sapphire in a cavity of a mold in a sintering furnace and positioning ceramic powders around the sapphire, the
sapphire being fixed on a central portion of the cavity, and the ceramic powders being filled around the sapphire in the cavity;

sintering the sapphire and the ceramic powders to form a composite, pressing the sapphire to form a display window, and pressing
the ceramic powders to form a supporting body;

cutting the composite to form a panel comprising the display window and the supporting body; and
surface treating the composite which has been cut;
wherein the display window is surrounded by the support body, the supporting body defines a through hole, and the display
window is received in the through hole and coupled to an inner wall of the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,517,993

ANTAGONISTS OF THE TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 1/2 COMPLEX

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A compound having the chemical structure:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,517,229

TREATMENT OF BREAST CANCER

MEDIVATION PROSTATE THERA...

1. A method of treating triple negative breast cancer, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically
effective amount of a compound or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound, wherein the compound is selected from
the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 9,521,733

DUAL-MODE LUMINAIRE CONTROLLERS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A luminaire controller connectable to a luminaire, the luminaire controller comprising:
a main power connection;
a central processing module; and
an isolated supply connected to the mains power connection and to the central processing module, the isolated supply being
configured for providing dimming signals directly to the luminaire;

wherein the isolated supply comprises both a digital addressable lighting interface and a ‘0-10V’ interface, and wherein the
central processing module is operable to configure one of the digital addressable lighting and ‘0-10V’ interfaces for supplying
the dimming signals directly to the luminaire in accordance with a mode of operation of the luminaire.

US Pat. No. 9,521,755

MULTILAYER WIRING BOARD FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. An electronic assembly comprising:
a flexible insulating film having a first major surface and a first patterned metal wiring film extending parallel to the
first major surface;

a semiconductor component positioned within the flexible insulating film and having a thickness of less than 50 micrometers;
a conductive interconnect extending through the flexible insulating film; a second patterned metal wiring film adjacent a
first external surface of the electronic assembly; and

a third patterned metal wiring film adjacent a second external surface of the electronic assembly,
wherein the second patterned metal wiring film is electrically coupled with the third patterned metal wiring film through
the conductive interconnect,

wherein the semiconductor component is coupled to the first patterned metal wiring film and at least one of the second patterned
metal wiring film or the third patterned metal wiring film, and

wherein the assembly includes a flexible portion and a rigid portion, the flexible portion including at least a portion of
the flexible insulating film extending beyond the rigid portion of the assembly, and

wherein the first patterned metal wiring film overlying the at least a portion of the flexible insulating film forms an external
edge of the assembly and wherein the at least a portion of the first patterned metal wiring film extending beyond the rigid
portion of the assembly is exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,518,977

MICROFLUIDIC ASSAY APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USE

University of Washington ...

1. A microfluidic apparatus, comprising:
a plate;
a plurality of wells defined in the plate;
a plurality of closed microchannels defined in the plate, wherein each closed microchannel of the plurality of closed microchannels
comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of each closed microchannel is defined at a higher
level in the plate than the second portion of each closed microchannel; and

a sample platform defining a plurality of open microchannels, wherein the plurality of closed microchannels are each in communication
with one of the plurality of wells and one of the plurality of open microchannels of the sample platform.

US Pat. No. 9,518,880

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MAGNET UNIT FOR A SENSOR DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, MAGNET UNIT, SENSOR DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for producing a magnet unit for a sensor device for detecting a measured variable that characterizes a rotational
state of a steering shaft of a motor vehicle, comprising:
connecting an annular magnet element to a sleeve, the sleeve being for connecting the magnet unit to a shaft part of the steering
shaft,

wherein the sleeve is configured with a main body and a plurality of tabs that protrude from the main body, and the connection
comprises the tabs being embedded into respective cut-outs of the magnet element with heating of the magnet element, and

wherein at least one axial edge of each tab of the plurality of tabs is configured with a tooth structure.

US Pat. No. 9,521,736

COLD PLASMA ELECTROPORATION OF MEDICATION AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Plasmology4, Inc., Scott...

20. An apparatus comprising:
a cold plasma generation device; and
a nozzle attached to the cold plasma generation device, wherein the nozzle comprises an element positioned in the nozzle,
the element comprising an electroporation-compliant substance and a foam material configured to absorb the electroporation-compliant
substance so that passage of cold plasma through the electroporation-compliant substance causes electroporation of the electroporation-compliant
substance into cells of a patient.

US Pat. No. 9,518,090

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING HEPATITIS B

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for treating hepatitis B infection in a subject, said method comprising administering to a subject in need of
such a treatment a composition (i) that is capable of inhibiting binding of hepatitis B virus X protein to a Bcl-2 family
member protein in said subject; (ii) that is capable of reducing the expression of Bcl-2family member protein in said subject;
or (iii) a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,521,768

DIGITAL POSITION INDICATOR

ELESA S.P.A., Milan (IT)...

1. A position indicator for obtaining in real time data relating to a relative position of members or elements of a tool machine
and indicating the position reached by the members or elements of the tool machine depending on a revolution number and on
a revolution fractions of said members or elements of the tool machine, said indicator comprising a numerator body (1), enclosed above and laterally in a carter (2) and below by a base (7), said body (1) providing a central bush (3) configured to house a shaft, a screen (4) for viewing a position, an electronic printed circuit (9) to which a magnetic ring (11) is connected provided on said shaft and associated with a pair of reading sensors for reading movement of said ring (11) correlating to said shaft and transmission to the electronic printed circuit for counting said revolution number and the
revolution fractions of said shaft, a compartment (10) configured to house a battery (6) powering said electronic printed circuit (9) and a protection frame (12) of elements within said body (1), on top of said protection frame an upturned-base bush (13) being kept in engagement, wherein
means for perfect sealing from dust and from temporary immersion in water are provided, said sealing means from water and
dust in correspondence of an upper exit of said bush (3) consisting of a sealing o-ring (14) between said base bush (13) and said carter (2).

US Pat. No. 9,521,760

RIGID FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A rigid flexible printed circuit board having a rigid region and a flexible region, comprising:
a base substrate including a portion in the rigid region and a portion in the flexible region, and including an internal insulating
layer and an inner layer circuit layer formed on the internal insulating layer;

a coverlay formed on the base substrate;
a first insulating layer formed on the coverlay and formed in the rigid region;
a second insulating layer formed on the first insulating layer;
an outer layer circuit layer formed on the second insulating layer; and
a via electrically connecting the inner layer circuit layer to the outer layer circuit layer by penetrating through the first
insulating layer, the second insulating layer, and the coverlay,

wherein a glass transition temperature of the second insulating layer is 180° C. or more.
US Pat. No. 9,518,159

ETHYLENE INTERPOLYMER FILMS

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

73. A film comprising at least one layer, wherein said layer comprises an ethylene interpolymer product comprising:
(i) a first ethylene interpolymer;
(ii) a second ethylene interpolymer, and;
(iii) optionally a third ethylene interpolymer;
wherein said ethylene interpolymer product has ?3 parts per million (ppm) of a total catalytic metal.

US Pat. No. 9,521,691

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A wireless communication device capable of adaptively permitting packet transmission, said wireless communication device
comprising:
a reception circuit operable to measure signal energy and generate a plurality of energy measurement values, and then to generate
a plurality of comparison results according to the energy measurement values and at least one threshold;

a control circuit, coupled to the reception circuit, operable to generate a transmission control signal according to the plurality
of comparison results or derived information of the comparison results; and

a transmission circuit, coupled to the reception circuit and the control circuit, operable to allow packet transmission according
to the comparison results if the transmission control signal indicates a normal state, and operable to allow packet transmission
if the transmission control signal indicates an abnormal state.

US Pat. No. 9,516,812

COMBINE HARVESTER HAVING A DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

CLAAS Selbstfahrende Ernt...

1. A combine harvester including a driver assistance system that regulates a spreading on the ground of a crop flow exiting
the combine harvester, the driver assistance system comprising:
an arithmetic logic unit;
at least one display unit;
a shredding device, for chopping or shredding the crop flow passing through the shredding device; and
a spreading device disposed in a rear region of the combine harvester for spreading the chopped or shredded crop flow on the
ground;

wherein the at least one display unit displays spreading strategies for selection by an operator of the combine harvester;
wherein the arithmetic logic unit processes information generated by sensor systems disposed within the combine harvester,
and processes external information and information stored in the arithmetic logic unit;

wherein the selectable spreading strategies include spreading strategies selected from the group consisting of uniform crop
spreading, chop quality and energy efficiency;

and
wherein the driver assistance system implements a particular one of the spreading strategies that is selected by the operator
with consideration for the available information, to regulate at least the shredding device and spreading device for uniform
spreading of the crop flow exiting the combine harvester, to optimize the uniform crop spreading on the ground, to optimize
a chopping or shredding quality of the crop flow exiting the combine harvester or to optimize an energy demand relating to
an energy efficiency for the chopping, shredding and spreading of the crop flow.

US Pat. No. 9,516,881

COPPER-AND-TITANIUM-CONTAINING COMPOSITION AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A Cu- and Ti-containing composition which inhibits vital growth when applied to a substrate, or when added to a medium,
in a virtually-inhibiting effective amount, comprising titanium oxide having a rutile-type titanium oxide content of 50 mol
% or more, and at least one divalent copper compound represented by the following formula (1):
Cu2(OH)3X  (1)

(wherein X represents an anion),
and the composition has a copper content, as reduced to elemental copper, of at least 0.5 parts by mass, with respect to 100
parts by mass of titanium dioxide;

wherein the total content of the titanium oxide and the at least one divalent copper compound is 90 mass % or more.

US Pat. No. 9,521,767

DISPLAY DEVICE

Minebea Co., Ltd., Nagan...

1. A display device comprising:
an opening;
a combiner which, in use, is raised up through the opening with information displayed thereon and which, out of use, is retracted
and stored;

a plurality of divided lids including a first lid, a second lid, and a third lid which is disposed closer to an end portion
of the opening than the first and second lids and which opens and closes a part of the opening by rotation action, which,
in use, are configured to be folded up and stored by cover opening action to thereby open the opening and which, out of use,
are configured to close the opening;

an opening and closing drive structure including a pinion and rack that is arranged in parallel with the lids, configured
to open and close the plurality of lids at respective different speeds;

a support member configured to rotatably support the third lid and having a drive boss;
an elastic member configured to bias the third lid in an opening direction; and
a closing action portion configured, when the first and second lids are closed, to move the drive boss of the support member
to thereby close the part of opening by the third lid.

US Pat. No. 9,521,745

SUSPENSION BOARD WITH CIRCUIT AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A suspension board with circuit comprising:
a metal supporting board having a support opening portion passing through in a thickness direction,
a base in layer disposed at one side in the thickness direction of the metal supporting board, and
a conductive layer disposed at one side in the thickness direction of the base insulating layer and including a plurality
of terminal portions, when projected in the thickness direction, overlapped with the support opening portion and disposed
at spaced intervals to each other, wherein

the base insulating layer includes
a plurality of base opening portions that pass through in the thickness direction and are when projected in the thickness
direction, disposed between the plurality of terminal portions in an arrangement direction of the plurality of terminal portions,

a plurality of thick portions that are, when projected in the thickness direction, overlapped with each of end portions of
the plurality of terminal portions in a direction orthogonal to both directions of the thickness direction and the arrangement
direction, and

a plurality of thin portions that are disposed along edge portions of the plurality of base opening portions between the plurality
of thick portions and are thinner than the plurality of thick portions.

US Pat. No. 9,519,185

LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A lighting system for a transparent LCD having opposing vertical edges, the system comprising:
a mullion lighting assembly positioned adjacent to each vertical edge of the transparent LCD, each mullion lighting assembly
having sidewalls defining a center channel and;

a plurality of LEDs positioned along the sidewall of each mullion lighting assembly and on a side of the sidewall that opposes
the center channel, each LED having a central axis that is directed away from the transparent LCD; and

a quantum dot film placed over the plurality of LEDs; and
a thermal fin extending substantially normal from a sidewall into the center channel.

US Pat. No. 9,518,587

AIR COMPRESSOR

Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd., ...

1. An air compressor comprising:
a tank configured to accommodate compressed air having a pressure;
a compression mechanism configured to supply compressed air to the tank;
a motor configured to drive the compression mechanism; and
a control circuit,
wherein the control circuit selects one of a plurality of modes, each of the plurality of modes having a rotational speed
of the motor and a reference restart pressure, the plurality of modes including a first mode and a second mode, the first
mode having a first rotational speed as the rotational speed of the motor and a first reference restart pressure as the reference
restart pressure, the second mode having a second rotational speed as the rotational speed of the motor and a second reference
restart pressure as the reference restart pressure, the first mode and the second mode being defined so that at least one
of a first condition and a second condition is satisfied, the first condition being that the first rotational speed is faster
than the second rotational speed, the second condition being that the first reference restart pressure is higher than the
second reference restart pressure;

wherein the control circuit executes one of the plurality of modes as a target mode in which the control circuit controls
the motor to restart by comparing the reference restart pressure corresponding to the target mode with the pressure of the
compressed air in the tank and rotates the motor at the rotational speed corresponding to the target mode; and

wherein the control circuit automatically changes the target mode to the second mode from the first mode when the control
circuit detects, a prescribed first number of times, a pressure change rate of the compressed air in the tank larger than
a prescribed rate value.

US Pat. No. 9,521,775

DRIVE APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A drive apparatus comprising:
a semiconductor module including switching elements;
a connector provided for electrical connection with an external part and including a peripheral wall and a first fitting part
formed on the peripheral wall;

a holding member including a module holding part and a connector holding part, the module holding part holding the semiconductor
module, and the connector holding part being provided with a second fitting part for fitting with the first fitting part and
holding the connector, wherein the first fitting part is formed on a first surface of the peripheral wall, which faces an
accommodation bottom part of the connector holding part, and side walls, which are formed on both sides of the first surface;

a buffer chamber formed at a fitting position, at which the first fitting part and the second fitting part are fitted each
other; and

a cover member for accommodating the semiconductor module and the holding member therein; wherein:
the second fitting part is formed at a top end of the connector holding part; and
the buffer chamber is defined by the connector, the connecter holding part and the cover member.

US Pat. No. 9,519,952

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:
a gradient calculation unit configured to perform an operation on an input image to generate gradient magnitudes and gradient
angles respectively associated with a plurality of input pixels of the input image;

a direction determining unit configured to generate a plurality of interpolation angles and a plurality of directional confidence
values according to the gradient magnitudes and the gradient angles associated with the input pixels;

a directional interpolation unit configured to perform directional interpolation on the input image according to the interpolation
angles, so as to generate a first image with an image resolution different from that of the input image; and

a blender unit configured to receive the first image and a second image generated from interpolating the input image, and
configured to blend the first image and the second image into an output image according to weights of the first image and
the second image associated with the directional confidence values, wherein the resolution of the second image is the same
as that of the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,517,475

CENTRIFUGE WITH OVERLAPPING METAL PLATE

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A centrifuge comprising:
a rotor configured to be rotatably driven;
a rotor chamber accommodating the rotor therein; and
a protector provided at an outer periphery of the rotor chamber,
wherein the protector includes at least one metal plate which is wound in an overlapping state, and
wherein the at least one metal plate is welded at welding portions which are avoided from being arranged at a same position
in a circumferential direction of the protector and avoided from being arranged so as to face each other in the circumferential
direction of the protector.

US Pat. No. 9,520,709

SURGE PROTECTION DEVICE HAVING TWO PART CERAMIC CASE FOR METAL OXIDE VARISTOR WITH ISOLATED THERMAL CUT OFF

Schneider Electric USA, I...

1. A surge protection device, comprising:
a ceramic housing having a first portion with a box-shape and an open side, the first portion comprising two gas-tight chambers
separated by a ceramic partition, the housing including a second portion comprising a ceramic lid configured to fasten onto
the first portion and cover the open side, forming a gas-tight container;

an uncoated, metal oxide varistor located in a first one of the gas-tight chambers, the metal oxide varistor having a first
conductive plate connected to a first electrical input lead that passes through a wall of the housing and a second conductive
plate connected to an electrode that passes via the ceramic partition, into a second one of the gas-tight chambers, the electrode
being terminated in a fixed contact in the second one of the gas-tight chambers;

a thermal cutoff device located in the second one of the gas-tight chambers, the ceramic partition being configured to shield
the thermal cutoff device from the metal oxide varistor, the thermal cutoff device comprising a spring connector connected
to a second electrical input lead passing through a wall of the housing, the spring connector being terminated in a moveable
contact, the spring connector having a spring bias that biases the moveable contact away from the fixed contact, the spring
connector being configured to superimpose the moveable contact over the fixed contact of the electrode when the spring connector
is urged toward the fixed contact; and

a low melting-temperature solder bond between the fixed and moveable contacts, the solder bond being configured to melt and
release the moveable contact from being bonded to the fixed contact when temperature of the fixed and moveable contacts rises
above a melting point of the solder bond, the spring connector being configured with the spring bias to thereby separate the
fixed and moveable contacts and interrupt electrical connection of the thermal cutoff device to the metal oxide varistor.

US Pat. No. 9,518,083

GADD45BETA TARGETING AGENTS

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A compound according to Formula I

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,521,783

COMPUTER ROOM AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

LEX INDUSTRIES LTD., Edm...

1. An air conditioning unit for use in a building space which is occupied by electrical equipment comprising:
(a) an enclosure having a first wall, a second wall opposite the first wall, and a primary air intake in an upper region of
the enclosure;

(b) an air treatment component assembly comprising a filter section and a cooling section installed in parallel juxtaposition,
and mounted vertically within the enclosure so as to define a first chamber between the vertically mounted component assembly
and the enclosure's first wall and a second chamber between the vertically mounted component assembly and the enclosure's
second wall;

such that air entering the primary air intake from outside the enclosure will flow, in sequence, vertically downward within
the first chamber, meet with a resistive barrier at the vertically mounted filter section, thereby equalizing pressure over
the entire surface of the vertically mounted filter section, and then pass horizontally through the vertically mounted component
assembly into the second chamber, and vertically downward within the second chamber toward a discharge outlet in a lower region
of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,521,724

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY COMMISSIONING DEVICES USED IN BUILDING LIGHTING AND CONTROLS

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. A method of commissioning one or more system devices installed in a lighting system and coupled to a communication link,
the lighting system including a system controller and at least one light fixture coupled to the communication link, said method
comprising:
receiving in the light fixture a commissioning command from the system controller via the communication link;
modulating a light output from the light fixture in response to the received commissioning command, the modulated light output
defining a unique commissioning code corresponding to the light fixture;

receiving the modulated light output at the one or more system devices;
demodulating the modulated light output in the one or more system devices to determine the commissioning code from a plurality
of unique commissioning codes; and

in response to the determined commissioning code, sending to the system controller via the communication link an acknowledgement
message from the one or more system devices.

US Pat. No. 9,516,802

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN AGRICULTURAL SYSTEM BASED ON SOIL ANALYSIS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural system, comprising:
a ground engaging tool configured to engage an agricultural field;
an agricultural soil analyzer positioned forward of the ground engaging tool relative to a direction of travel of the agricultural
system, wherein the agricultural soil analyzer is configured to output a first signal indicative of a parameter of soil forward
of the ground engaging tool relative to the direction of travel; and

a controller communicatively coupled to the agricultural soil analyzer, wherein the controller is configured to receive the
first signal from the agricultural soil analyzer, and wherein the controller is configured to determine a target speed of
the agricultural system based on the first signal and to output a second signal indicative of the target speed, to determine
a target pressure of the ground engaging tool based on the first signal and to output a third signal indicative of the target
pressure, to determine a target penetration depth of the ground engaging tool based on the first signal and to output a fourth
signal indicative of the target penetration depth, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,517,474

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SEPARATING PARTICLES

University of Georgia Res...

1. A kit, comprising a device and a first liquid including a magnetic fluid and two or more types of particles having different
volumes;
wherein the device comprises a first fluid inlet and a second fluid inlet, each being in fluidic communication with a flow
channel, wherein the first fluid inlet includes at least two turns prior to the flow channel, wherein the first fluid inlet,
the second fluid inlet, or both flow the first liquid into the flow channel, wherein the flow channel has a tapered diameter
along a portion of the length of the flow channel;

wherein the device comprises a permanent magnet configured to direct a non-uniform magnetic force onto the magnetic fluid
to control the non-uniform magnetic force exerted on the particles and magnetic buoyancy force experienced by the particles;
and

wherein the device comprises a plurality of outlets, wherein the permanent magnet is configured so that the non-uniform magnetic
force causes the two or more types of particles to be separated and flow into different outlets based on the magnetic buoyancy
force and the volume of the particles, wherein the plurality of outlets includes three or more outlets for separating particles
based upon the different volumes.

US Pat. No. 9,517,012

CONTINUOUS PATIENT MONITORING

Welch Allyn, Inc., Skane...

1. A system for providing continuous monitoring of a patient, the system comprising:
a first monitor device configured to measure one or more physiological attributes associated with the patient, the first monitor
device being a contactless device; and

a second monitor device configured to measure one or more physiological attributes associated with the patient, the second
monitor device including one or more sensors contacting the patient;

wherein, upon an alarm condition indicating an abnormality by the first monitor device, the second monitor device is configured
to measure a physiological attribute and suppress the alarm condition when the second monitor device detects a non-alarm condition;
and

wherein the second monitor device allows the alarm condition when the second monitor device detects an alarm condition.

US Pat. No. 9,520,317

CHIP SUPPLYING APPARATUS

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A chip supplying apparatus which supplies a chip to a mounting machine which mounts the chip on a substrate, the chip supply
apparatus comprising:
a wafer table which holds a wafer sheet at a position where an operation head of the mounting machine can receive the chip,
the wafer table including

a frame including a front frame plate and a rear frame plate,
a stopper which is fixed to a center of the front frame plate and configured to abut against a front end of the wafer sheet,
a pair of clamp mechanisms which clamps both side ends of the wafer sheet and each of the pair of clamp mechanisms is supported
by the front frame plate and the rear frame plate,

wherein the pair of clamp mechanisms is configured to be moved in a right-and-left direction with respect to the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,519,522

USE OF POWER DATA IN THE SELECTION OF RESOURCES FOR PERFORMANCE OF PROCESSES

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method, implemented in a computer system, comprising:
receiving an input at the computer system, wherein
the input is received using one or more processors of the computer system,
the input identifies
a process of a plurality of processes, wherein
each process of the plurality of processes is configured to perform a corresponding operation of a plurality of operations,
and

one or more characteristics,
the one or more characteristics comprise at least one of
a characteristic of the process, or
a desired characteristic of a performance of the process,
each of the plurality of processes is configured to be performed using at least one resource of a plurality of resources coupled
to the computer system, and

the plurality of resources comprise
a software resource, wherein
the software resource comprises an application configured to be used in performing the process and to be selected using, at
least in part, the one or more characteristics, and

a hardware resource, wherein
the hardware resource comprises at least one of
 a computing device configured to execute the application, or
 one or more storage devices associated with the computing device;
accessing one or more databases stored in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium coupled to the one or more processors,
wherein

the accessing is performed by the one or more processors,
the one or more databases comprise information,
the information comprises
power data, wherein
the power data is received from one or more resources of the plurality of resources,
the power data represents power usage by the one or more resources of the plurality of resources resulting from performance
of the process using the one or more resources of the plurality of resources;

selecting a selected resource from the plurality of resources, wherein
the selecting is based on at least the information, and
the selecting is performed using the one or more processors; and
causing the selected resource to perform the process.

US Pat. No. 9,516,803

TAMPING WHEEL

1. An adjustable tamping wheel for forming a berm of a desired cross section over a filled trench, the tamping wheel comprising:
(a) a center spindle defining a first horizontal axis;
(b) an offset left spindle attached to the center spindle and defining a second horizontal axis that is different from the
first horizontal axis;

(c) an offset right spindle attached to the center spindle and being in the second horizontal axis defined by the left spindle;
(d) a freely rotating center basket on the center spindle, the center basket comprising: (i) a disc defining a plane perpendicular
to the horizontal axis defined by the center spindle, the disc having an outer edge and a circumference; and (ii) a plurality
of horizontal transverse tamping members attached along the outer edge;

(e) a freely rotating left conical basket on the left spindle, the left basket comprising: (i) an inner ring having an outer
edge with a circumference less than the circumference of the disc of the center basket; (ii) an outer ring having an outer
edge with a circumference greater than the circumference of the disc of the center basket; and (iii) a plurality of inwardly
converging transverse tamping members extending from the outer ring to the inner ring;

(f) a freely rotating right conical basket on the right spindle, the right basket comprising: (i) an inner ring having an
outer edge with a circumference less than the circumference of the disc of the center basket; (ii) an outer ring having an
outer edge with a circumference greater than the circumference of the disc of the center basket; and (iii) a plurality of
inwardly converging transverse tamping members extending from the outer ring to the inner ring; and

(g) a means for adjustably fixing the distance between the left conical basket and the right conical basket.

US Pat. No. 9,518,544

FUEL RAIL WITH PRESSURE PULSATION DAMPER

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. A fuel rail assembly for supplying fuel to at least one fuel injector, said fuel rail assembly comprising:
a hollow fuel rail extending along a fuel rail axis, said fuel rail having a first fuel rail end disposed along said fuel
rail axis, a second fuel rail end disposed along said fuel rail axis, an inlet for introducing fuel into said fuel rail, and
at least one outlet for dispensing fuel from said fuel rail;

a first end cap closing off said first fuel rail end;
a second end cap closing off said second fuel rail end;
a fuel rail damper disposed within said fuel rail between said first end cap and said second end cap and extending along a
fuel rail damper axis from a first fuel rail damper end to a second fuel rail damper end for damping pressure pulsations within
said fuel rail; and

a fuel rail damper support for positioning said fuel rail damper within said fuel rail, wherein said fuel rail damper support
comprises:

an attachment section for fixing said fuel rail damper support to said fuel rail damper;
a biasing section that applies a biasing force to said first end cap to urge said fuel rail damper axially away from said
first end cap and to prevent movement of said fuel rail damper along said fuel rail damper axis within the fuel rail;

a fuel rail damper support base wherein said attachment section extends from said fuel rail damper support base; and
a positioning arm extending from said fuel rail damper support base, said positioning arm including a locating surface which
abuts said first fuel rail damper end such that said first fuel rail damper end is an endmost distal section of said fuel
rail damper.

US Pat. No. 9,521,289

LINE BASED IMAGE PROCESSING AND FLEXIBLE MEMORY SYSTEM

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a thermal image frame comprising a plurality of individual lines, wherein each individual line comprises substantially
an entire row or column of thermal image data captured by a plurality of infrared sensors;

providing each individual line of the thermal image frame to a line based image processing pipeline;
performing image processing operations on the individual lines in stages of the image processing pipeline; and
buffering the individual lines for the pipeline stages, wherein the buffering comprises, for each individual line:
passing the individual line from a first one of the pipeline stages to a memory system,
storing the individual line in one of a plurality of virtual line buffers of the memory system, and
passing the stored individual line from the one of the virtual line buffers to a second one of the pipeline stages.

US Pat. No. 9,517,679

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING VEHICLE OCCUPANTS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A vehicle comprising:
an interior compartment;
an adjustable component responsive to a control signal;
an infrared imaging device comprising a focal plane array (FPA) and configured to capture thermal images comprising pixels
representing thermal radiation variations in at least a portion of the interior compartment; and

a processor configured to:
analyze the thermal radiation variations represented in the pixels of the thermal images;
detect one or more regions-of-interest (ROIs) in the thermal images based on the analysis of the thermal radiation variations;
analyze geometric and thermal properties of the one or more detected ROIs;
determine, based on the analysis of the geometric and thermal properties of the detected ROIs, a count of one or more occupants
present in the portion of the interior compartment and approximate sizes and/or positions of the one or more occupants, and

generate the control signal based on the determination of the count and the approximate sizes and/or the positions of the
one or more occupants.

US Pat. No. 9,521,750

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD OF PROBE CARD

HERMES-EPITEK CORP., Tai...

1. A printed circuit board of a probe card, which is a substrate having a first side and a second side and comprises:
a plurality of first contacts disposed on said first side of said substrate;
a plurality of second contacts disposed on said first side of said substrate, wherein at least two of said first contacts
are respectively corresponding to different ones of said second contacts and a signal trace or a signal cable is disposed
between each of said second contacts and a corresponding one of said first contacts to electrically connect each other;

a plurality of third contacts disposed on said second side of said substrate and respectively corresponding to different ones
of said second contacts, wherein said first contacts and said third contacts are designed to have a fan-in layout;

a plurality of second-side traces disposed on said second side of said substrate and each having a front end and a rear end,
wherein said front end of each said second-side trace is electrically connected with one of said third contacts, and wherein
said rear ends of said second-side traces are distributed in a predefined area which is located in a region encircled by a
loop formed via connecting said front ends of said second-side traces;

a plurality of plated through holes penetrating through said first side and said second side of said substrate to electrically
connect each of said third contacts with a corresponding one of said second contacts; and

at least one electric barrier disposed among at least two of said second-side traces.

US Pat. No. 9,518,963

ELECTROSPRAY EMITTER ASSEMBLIES FOR MICROFLUIDIC CHROMATOGRAPHY APPARATUS

WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An apparatus for chemical separations comprising:
a microfluidic substrate having an outlet aperture for outputting an eluent of a sample;
an emitter assembly having a deformable end portion, an inlet near the deformable end portion to receive the sample eluent
from the microfluidic substrate, and an electrically conductive emitter tube to emit a spray of the sample eluent, and a tubing
assembly disposed around and coupled to the emitter tube, the tubing assembly comprising a first tube section having the deformable
end portion, a second tube section abutting the first tube section end-to-end, and a third tube section spatially separated
from the second tube section by a gap;

an electrically conductive block disposed around a distal end of the tubing assembly and the emitter tube, the electrically
conductive block having a bore through which the tubing assembly and emitter tube extend, with a tip of the emitter tube extending
beyond a distal end of the electrically conductive block; and

a force-applying unit applying a force to the emitter assembly that urges the deformable end portion into contact with the
microfluidic substrate, the deformable end portion being more elastic than the microfluidic substrate so that the contact
between the microfluidic substrate and the deformable end portion produces a substantially fluid-tight seal between the outlet
aperture of the microfluidic substrate and the inlet of the emitter assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,518,960

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RAPID ANALYSIS OF POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS

Waters Technologies Corpo...

1. A method for detecting one or more polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in a sample by means of a CO2-based chromatography analysis comprising:
providing a sample comprising one or more PAHs for analysis; wherein the sample is prepared with, extracted or dissolved in
a diluent comprising at least 60% organic solvent, with the proviso that the sample is analyzed without a solvent exchange
step;

applying the sample to a chromatography column with a solid stationary phase comprising inorganic or hybrid particles having
a mean particle size of about 0.5 to about 3.5 microns, wherein said particles have a non-polar or polar/non-polar surface
functionality, and wherein the particles retain said one or more PAHs;

eluting the one or more PAHs from the chromatography column by a mobile phase comprising a mixture of liquid CO2 and a modifier to form one or more eluted PAHs; wherein the mobile phase has a pre-column dwell volume of about 75 ?L to about
500 ?L; and

detecting said one or more eluted PAHs.

US Pat. No. 9,518,716

LINEAR WIDE AREA LIGHTING SYSTEM

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:
a substrate having first and second opposing sides, the substrate extending longitudinally in a first direction;
a base defining a substrate channel shaped to receive the substrate, wherein the substrate is installed in the substrate channel
of the base;

a longitudinal mounting groove defined in the base;
a longitudinal mounting flange disposed on the base, wherein the longitudinal mounting flange of the base is shaped to be
received in a longitudinal mounting groove on a like base;

at least one linear light emitter array disposed on at least one of the first and second opposing sides of the substrate,
the array extending longitudinally in the first direction, the light emitter array comprising a plurality of light sources,
each light source extending perpendicularly from the at least one of the first and second opposing sides of the substrate
in a second direction, the second direction perpendicular to the first direction;

an elongated refractive lens positioned over the substrate, the lens having a longitudinal axis extending in the first direction,
the lens having a two-dimensional light refraction profile substantially transverse to the longitudinal axis, the lens including
a longitudinal bore extending from a first end of the lens to a second end of the lens, the bore of the lens comprising a
longitudinal recess facing the substrate, the plurality of light sources extending into the longitudinal bore; and

a first mounting structure coupled to the substrate, the first mounting structure including at least a first longitudinal
mounting slot, the first longitudinal mounting slot extending in the first direction parallel to the longitudinal axis, the
first longitudinal mounting slot displaced away from the substrate in a third direction, the third direction perpendicular
to the first direction and perpendicular to the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,518,200

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, ADHESIVE COMPOSITION, CURED OBJECT OR COMPOSITE

Denka Company Limited, T...

1. A curable resin composition, comprising:
a polymerizable vinyl monomer,
a curing agent comprising an organic peroxide,
a paraffin,
a (meth)acrylic acid,
a reducing agent, and
an acrylic block copolymer having a structure of formula (II):
[a1]-[b]-[a2]  (II)

wherein
[a1] is a polymer block consisting of polymethylmethacrylate, and having a glass transition temperature of from 100 to 120° C.;

[a2] is a polymer block consisting of polymethylmethacrylate, and having a glass transition temperature of from 100 to 120° C.;

[b] is a polymer block consisting of poly-n-butylacrylate, and having a glass transition temperature of from ?50 to ?45° C.;
a ratio of a total mass of [a1] and [a2] to a mass of [b] is from 40/60 to 55/45;

the polymerizable vinyl monomer comprises from 30 to 80 parts by mass of (A) a methylmethacrylate monomer, from 10 to 50 parts
by mass of (B) a phenoxyethylmethacrylate monomer and/or a 2-hexylethylmethacrylate monomer, and from 1 to 20 parts by mass
of (C) a 2,2-bis(4-(meth)acryloxydiethoxyphenyl)propane monomer and/or an ethylene oxide-modified bisphenol A dimethacrylate
monomer;

the curable resin composition, when cured, has a haze of from 3% to 10%, expressed as a ratio of diffuse transmittance over
luminous transmittance;

wherein a total content of the polymerizable vinyl monomer, the curing agent, the paraffin, the (meth)acrylic acid, the reducing
agent, and the acrylic block copolymer having a structure of formula (II) is at least 90 mass %; and

a content of the acrylic block copolymer is from 40 to 70 parts by mass per 100 parts by mass of the polymerizable vinyl monomer.

US Pat. No. 9,521,752

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

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,521,728

MULTIPLE LOCATION LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

Lutron Electronics Co., L...

1. A load control system for controlling power delivered to an electrical load from an AC power source, the system comprising:
a main load control device comprising a first load terminal, a second load terminal, and an accessory terminal, the main load
control device adapted to be electrically coupled in series between the AC power source and the electrical load for control
of the power delivered to the electrical load, the main load control device configured to conduct a load current from the
AC power source to the electrical load via the first and second load terminals; and

a remote load control device adapted to be coupled between the first load terminal and the accessory terminal of the main
load control device or between the second load terminal and the accessory terminal of the main load control device, the remote
load control device adapted to be coupled to the accessory terminal of the main load control device via an accessory wiring,
the remote load control device comprising a power supply;

wherein the main load control device is configured to enable a charging path to allow the power supply of the remote load
control device to charge through the accessory wiring during a first time period of a half-cycle of the AC power source, the
main load control device and the remote load control device configured to communicate with each other via the accessory wiring
during a second time period of the half-cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,520,298

PLASMA METHOD FOR REDUCING POST-LITHOGRAPHY LINE WIDTH ROUGHNESS

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method for treating a photoresist structure on a substrate, the method comprising:
producing one or more resist structures on a substrate;
introducing the substrate in a plasma reactor; and
subjecting the substrate to a plasma treatment at a temperature of zero degrees Celsius or lower, and for a duration between
60 s and 180 s, to thereby limit reflow of the one or more resist structures and to limit shrinkage of a critical dimension
of the one or more resist structures to between 0% and 10%.

US Pat. No. 9,519,019

METHOD FOR DETECTING OR PREDICTING AN ELECTRICAL FAULT

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A method of detecting and predicting an electrical fault in a node, the method comprising:
transmitting a transmission signal on the node;
generating a reference transmission signal of the transmission signal;
receiving a monitor signal indicative of an actual transmission signal for the transmission signal on the node;
comparing the monitor signal to the reference transmission signal;
determining a fault when the comparison satisfies a fault threshold; and
indicating the determination of the fault by at least recording the fault for subsequent retrieval.

US Pat. No. 9,518,340

METHOD OF GROWING GROUP III NITRIDE CRYSTALS

SixPoint Materials, Inc.,...

1. A method of making a group III nitride composed of GaxAlyIn1-x-yN (0?x?1, 0?x+y?1) comprising:
(a) growing a first group III nitride crystal on a first face and growing a second group III nitride crystal on a second face
of a first-generation seed to form a first ingot of group III nitride;

(b) slicing the first ingot into a first, second, and third wafer;
wherein the first wafer includes the first-generation seed, and the first wafer has a thickness greater than a thickness of
each of the second wafer and the third wafer, and wherein the thickness of the first wafer containing the first-generation
seed is large enough to avoid breaking of the first wafer.

US Pat. No. 9,520,334

INTEGRATED STRUCTURE WITH IMPROVED HEAT DISSIPATION

STMICROELECTRONICS (CROLL...

23. An integrated structure, comprising:
an integrated circuit chip having a front side with an interconnection network and a back side;
a heat dissipating structure attached to the interconnection network on the front side of the integrated circuit chip, the
heat dissipating structure being thermally conductive and having a thermal expansion compatible with the integrated circuit
chip; and

wherein the heat dissipating structure comprises a body made of silicon possessing at least one cavity closed by a cover made
of silicon, said at least one cavity containing a phase-change material.

US Pat. No. 9,516,896

DISINTEGRATABLE PLUG WRAPS AND THEIR APPLICATIONS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A filter rod used in manufacture of a smoking article, comprising:
(a) a rod of filter material having a longitudinal axis, and
(b) a plug wrap surrounding the rod of filter material with overlapping side edges of the plug wrap being secured together
with a plug wrap adhesive,

wherein the plug wrap comprises only a single row of perforations with about 30 to about 120 holes per inch, the single row
of perforations extending longitudinally along the axis of the rod of filter material.

US Pat. No. 9,521,776

CHASSIS RAIL STABILIZER

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A stabilizer for supporting a piece of hardware within a frame assembly, the stabilizer comprising:
a first body comprising a first front face, a first back face that is opposite of and parallel to the first front face, and
a first, a second, a third, and a fourth planar supporting side, each of the planar supporting sides extending between the
first front face and the first back face, each of the first, second, third, and fourth, planar supporting sides being substantially
perpendicular to the first front face and the first back face;

a second body extending from the first front face, the second body comprising a second front face that is opposite the first
back face, and a first, a second, a third, and a fourth planar side, each of the first, second, third, and fourth planar sides
extending between the second front face to the first front face, each of the first, second, third, and fourth planar sides
being generally perpendicular to the second front face; and

an engaging feature that is centered in the second front face and offset from a center point of the first back face and the
first front face,

wherein a first, a second, a third, and a fourth perpendicular distance extends from a center point of the engaging feature
to the respective first, the second, the third, and the fourth planar supporting sides, wherein the first, the second, the
third, and the fourth perpendicular distances are all different from each other,

wherein the first and second body are configured to be secured to a server rack comprising a frame, the frame comprising at
least two vertical mounting posts that extend from a top portion of the frame to a bottom portion of the frame, the at least
two vertical mounting posts comprising vertically spaced through holes, the server rack configured to support a rack mount
chassis via at least one rack mount rail comprising a rail and mounting hardware at a first end and a second end of the rail,
the mounting hardware comprising rail engaging features that engage the vertically spaced through holes to transmit a weight
of the at least one rack mount rail to the at least two vertical mounting posts, the first and second body secured to a particular
through hole of the vertically spaced through holes that is above and unobstructed by the mounting hardware, the second body
supporting a position of the mounting hardware relative to the at least two vertical mounting posts,

wherein the second body is positioned such that at least one of the first, the second, the third, or the fourth planar supporting
sides faces towards a top surface of the mounting hardware, and

wherein the first and second body are positioned in one of a plurality of rotatable positions such that each of the first,
the second, the third, or the fourth planar supporting sides is configured to extend a different distance from the particular
through hole towards the top surface of the mounting hardware for each of the plurality of rotatable positions.

US Pat. No. 9,521,719

CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF

MagnaChip Semiconductor, ...

1. A circuit for driving a lighting apparatus, comprising:
a valley signal generator configured to generate a valley signal based on an input voltage;
an input voltage determining unit configured to determine whether the input voltage corresponds to a direct current (DC) voltage
or a full-wave rectified AC voltage based on the valley signal;

an AC voltage simulation unit configured to generate a virtual valley signal when the input voltage is a DC voltage; and
a switching device controller configured to control a switching device used to drive an LED module based on a result of the
determination by the input voltage determining unit and at least one of the valley signal and the virtual valley signal.

US Pat. No. 9,521,788

MOBILE DEVICE COVER WITH DETACHABLE EMF BLOCKER

Prince Lionheart, Inc., ...

1. An accessory to an electronic device, wherein the electronic device is a cellular phone, a tablet computer, a laptop computer,
a portable DVD player, a portable video game player, or a desktop computer, and wherein the accessory detachably attaches
to the electronic device and minimizes impact of electromagnetic field (EMF) radiation to a user emitted from the electronic
device, the accessory comprising:
a blocking shield detachably coupled to the electronic device allowing a user to use the electronic device while the electronic
device is attached to the blocking shield;

wherein the blocking shield is in a form of at least one selected from a group consisting of a blanket, an article of clothing,
a bib, an apron, a panel, a case; and

wherein a EMF radiation-blocking material is embedded in at least part of the blocking shield;
wherein the blocking shield is at least one of a blanket, an article of clothing, a bib, an apron, and a panel made of soft
fabric-like material, and the blocking shield is coupled to the electronic device via a coupling mechanism;

wherein the coupling mechanism is at least one of a fastener, a strap, and a case in the blocking shield.

US Pat. No. 9,519,270

POWER RESERVE INDICATOR FOR A TIMEPIECE

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A timepiece power reserve indicator for the display of the power reserve indication of a plurality of energy accumulators,
comprising:
a first barrel and a second barrel each including respectively a first output and a second output respectively cooperating
with a first accumulator input and a second accumulator input of a dual transmission drive train leading to two differential
inputs of a differential mechanism comprised in said power reserve indicator, said two differential inputs being formed respectively
by a first input plate and by a second input plate,

wherein an output of said differential mechanism cooperates with a mechanism for the display of the total power reserve of
said plurality of energy accumulators,

wherein said first accumulator input and said second accumulator input are part of the same first input wheel set of said
differential mechanism, which is a ball bearing differential, and are coaxial about a same first axis and are pivotally movable
about said first axis independently of each other,

wherein said first accumulator input meshes directly with said first input plate pivoting about a second pivot axis, the first
axis being spaced apart from the second pivot axis in a transverse direction, and

wherein said second accumulator input pivots integrally with an output wheel which meshes with an intermediate wheel pivoting
about a third pivot axis driving said second input plate of said differential, also pivoting about said second pivot axis,
said differential including, pivoting about said second pivot axis, a hub driving both said output wheel and a carrier plate
which carries one or more ball bearings in contact with both said first input plate and said second input plate, both mounted
for free rotation on said hub, under the action of friction imparted by one or more springs.

US Pat. No. 9,516,890

RIB MAZE THAT PREVENTS FLOW ALONG A WALL

Denso International Ameri...

1. An airflow deflector comprising:
a plurality of spaced apart ribs each extending in a longitudinal direction between a first end and a second end thereof that
is generally perpendicular to an airflow stream to be deflected by the airflow deflector such that the plurality of spaced
apart ribs induce recirculations of the airflow stream between neighboring ones of the plurality of spaced apart ribs to increase
air pressure at an entrance to areas defined between neighboring ribs and restrict the airflow from flowing past the plurality
of spaced apart ribs;

wherein a first one of the plurality of spaced apart ribs includes a transverse portion extending transverse to the longitudinal
direction; and

wherein the plurality of ribs are included with an HVAC system, the first one of the plurality of ribs is furthest from a
base of the HVAC system.

US Pat. No. 9,519,084

SECURING A FRESNEL LENS TO A REFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENT

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A method comprising:
securing a diffractive element to a portion of a surface of a portion of a molding structure;
assembling the portion of the molding structure and an additional portion of the molding structure to form an assembled mold,
the assembled mold having a first specified distance between a surface of the diffractive element and an inner surface of
the additional portion of the molding structure and having a second specified distance between the surface of the diffractive
element and an inner surface of the portion of the molding structure along an exterior portion of the diffractive element;
and

inserting a casting material into the assembled mold to form a layer filling the first specified distance between the surface
of the diffractive element and the inner surface of the additional portion of the molding structure and another layer filling
the second specified distance between the exterior portion of the surface of the diffractive element and the inner surface
of the portion of the molding structure.

US Pat. No. 9,517,991

METHOD FOR PRODUCING 2-METHYLBUTANAL FROM THE SECONDARY FLOWS ARISING IN THE PRODUCTION OF MIXTURES OF ISOMERIC ALPHA, BETA-UNSATURATED DECENALS

OXEA GMBH, Oberhausen (D...

1. A process for preparing 2-methylbutanal from the secondary streams obtained in the preparation of mixtures of isomeric
?,?-unsaturated decenals, characterized in that
a) a mixture comprising linear butenes is reacted in the presence of transition metal compounds of group VIII of the Periodic
Table of the Elements with carbon monoxide and hydrogen at elevated temperature and elevated pressure to give a pentanal mixture;

b) the pentanal mixture obtained in step a) is converted in the presence of basic compounds to a mixture of isomeric ?,?-unsaturated
decenals; and

c) the mixture obtained in step b) is separated into a stream enriched with unconverted 2-methylbutanal and a stream enriched
with a mixture of isomeric ?,?-unsaturated decenals; with the proviso that the stream which has been separated off in step
c) and is enriched with unconverted 2-methylbutanal is reacted with formaldehyde.

US Pat. No. 9,517,277

IMMUNE-STIMULATING PHOTOACTIVE HYBRID NANOPARTICLES

University of Georgia Res...

1. A multifunctional hybrid nanoparticle, comprising a nanoparticle core comprising a photosensitizer and a polymer, a plurality
of metallic nanoparticles disposed on the surface of the nanoparticle core, and an immunostimulant disposed on the plurality
of metallic nanoparticles, wherein the photosensitizer is zinc phthalocyanine, the nanoparticle core comprises a biodegradable
polymer of poly (D,L-lactic-co-glycolic acid)-b-poly(ethylene glycol), the metallic nanoparticles are gold nanoparticles,
and the immunostimulant disposed on the metallic nanoparticles is a CpG-ODN.

US Pat. No. 9,521,636

SYNCHRONIZATION CIRCUITRY, COMMON PUBLIC RADIO INTERFACE ENABLE DEVICE, AND A METHOD OF SYNCHRONIZING A SYNCHRONIZED CLOCK SIGNAL OF A SECOND TRANSCEIVER TO A CLOCK OF A FIRST TRANSCEIVER

NXP USA, INC., Austin, T...

1. A controller device for a data interface between a slave sub-system and a master sub-system in a chain of at least two
sub-systems in a mobile communication base station system, each of the sub-systems comprising at least one slave sub-system
and at least one master sub-system for controlling the time of the slave sub-system, the at least one master sub-systems comprising
a synchronization master sub-system controlling a time synchronization of the chain to an external clock external to the chain,
the controller device comprising:
a slave transceiver, for receiving a received signal representing binary data from a master sub-system, the binary data having
a bit duration controlled by a clock cycle of a transmit clock of the master sub-system, and the transmitting data to the
master sub-system, the transceiver being connected with a clock input to a controllable phase locked loop, PLL, for clocking
the transceiver with the transmit clock; and

a synchronization device for synchronizing the transmit clock of the slave transceiver to a clock of a master transceiver
of the master sub-system based on the received signal received from the master sub-system, the synchronization circuitry comprising:

a clock input port for receiving an external clock signal from an external clock generator;
a received signal input port for receiving the received signal from the master transceiver;
said PLL, for generating the transmit clock, the PLL comprising a PLL output for outputting the transmit clock, a first phase
input coupled to the clock input port and a second phase input coupled to the PLL output via a negative feedback loop for
providing a negative feedback signal; and

a frequency and phase tracking loop coupling the received signal input and the second phase input, for providing a selection
signal which controls a phase and/or frequency of the negative feedback signal to counter phase and or frequency error between
the external clock signal and the received signal,

wherein the frequency and phase tracking loop comprises:
a clock recovery circuit for generating a receiver clock signal on basis of the transmit clock signal and the received signal,
a phase detector circuit for generating a phase error signal, the phase detector circuit receiving the negative feedback signal
and the receiver clock signal of which the frequency is divided by a first factor, the phase error signal indicating a phase
difference between the negative feedback signal and the divided receiver clock signal,

a selection signal generator for generating the selection signal on basis of the phase error signal, to select the selected
clock signal, wherein the selection signal generator comprises an integrator and counter circuit for generating the selection
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,520,902

READER AND RFID READER

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A reader, comprising:
a power amplifier, configured to output a first Radio Frequency (RF) transmission signal;
a low-noise amplifier, configured to transmit a first RF response signal according to the first RF transmission signal;
a circulator, coupled between the power amplifier and the low-noise amplifier, configured to transmit the first RF transmission
signal to an RF connection node or receive the first RF response signal from the RF connection node;

an automatic-matching-and-tuning circuit, coupled to the circulator, configured to perform impedance matching between the
RF connection node and the circulator;

a control circuit, coupled to the automatic-matching-and-tuning circuit, configured to adjust the automatic-matching-and-tuning
circuit to perform impedance matching between the RF connection node and the circulator, the first RF response signal carrying
an upper-tag signal and a lower-tag signal;

a mixer, coupled to the low-noise amplifier, configured to down-convert the first RF response signal; and
a selectable filter, coupled to the mixer, configured to filter the down-convert upper-tag and lower-tag signals, and select
a clearer one from the filtered upper-tag and lower-tag signals to output.

US Pat. No. 9,519,441

AUTOMATED STORAGE PROVISIONING AND MANAGEMENT USING A CENTRALIZED DATABASE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a centralized database; and
at least one processing device implementing a selection algorithm for automated provisioning and management of a plurality
of storage arrays based on information collected from the storage arrays and stored in the centralized database;

wherein the storage arrays are associated with respective storage systems, each of the storage systems being associated with
a different service provider, each service provider having multiple tenants; and

wherein the centralized database is implemented in a centralized storage provisioning and management system configured to
control provisioning and management of the service provider storage systems utilizing information collected from the service
provider storage systems, the centralized storage provisioning and management system being further configured to associate
user identifiers with respective tenants of each of the service providers and to control user access to the storage systems
associated with the different service providers in a manner that allows the centralized storage provisioning and management
system to track resource usage;

the centralized storage provisioning and management system comprising a centralized control path implemented apart from the
service provider storage systems and a plurality of localized control paths implemented in respective ones of the service
provider storage systems; and

the centralized storage provisioning and management system providing storage provisioning and management functionality for
the different service providers in accordance with a software-as-a-service model in which the centralized storage provisioning
and management system exclusively controls provisioning and management of the storage arrays associated with the respective
service provider storage systems;

wherein the service provider storage systems offload local provisioning and management functionality to the centralized storage
provisioning and management system; and

wherein responsive to the storage arrays having different numbers of connections to one or more storage area network switches,
the selection algorithm utilizes information relating to occupancy levels of the storage arrays and the numbers of connections
to the storage area network switches to choose placement for new storage.

US Pat. No. 9,516,894

MOIST BOTANICAL POUCH PROCESSING AND MOIST ORAL BOTANICAL POUCH PRODUCTS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method of making an oral pouched product comprising:
forming beads comprising compacted loose, flavored, moist botanical fibers having a moisture content of about 50% OV to about
60% OV;

feeding a porous outer web along a feed path;
folding the porous outer web into a tubular formation;
forming a longitudinal seam along overlapping edges of the porous outer web and a lower transverse seam across the tubular
formation;

feeding a quantity of an inner filling material comprising the beads through a nozzle and into the tubular formation above
the transverse seam; and

forming an upper transverse seam across the tubular formation to enclose the filling and form an oral pouched product,
wherein the beads are adapted to at least partially unravel after said forming the upper transverse seam; and
wherein the loose, flavored, moist botanical fibers are not dried and/or heated to reduce moisture after forming the beads.
US Pat. No. 9,518,087

ERYTHROCYTE-BINDING THERAPEUTICS

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A composition for use in inducing tolerance comprising:
an antigen to which tolerance is desired;
wherein the antigen is selected from the group consisting of gliadin and a portion thereof;
an erythrocyte-binding moiety,
wherein the erythrocyte-binding moiety has the ability to non-covalently, specifically bind an exterior erythrocyte surface
in situ in blood,

wherein the erythrocyte-binding moiety comprises an antibody fragment directed against glycophorin A,
wherein the antigen to which tolerance is desired is recombinantly fused to the erythrocyte-binding moiety,
wherein, upon administration to a human in which tolerance to the antigen is desired:
the composition binds to CD45 negative cells, but not to CD45 positive cells, and the composition reduces, fails to induce,
or prevents inflammatory responses in antigen-specific T cells as compared to when the human is exposed to the antigen alone.

US Pat. No. 9,520,711

GATE DRIVE INTEGRATED CIRCUIT WITH INPUT LINE OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION FOR A HALF-BRIDGE POWER CONVERTER

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. A driver circuit operable to provide power from a power source to a load, said driver circuit comprising:
an input stage operable to receive power from the power source and provide a direct current (DC) power rail, wherein a voltage
of the DC power rail is substantially proportional to a voltage of the power source;

an output stage operable to receive power from the DC power rail and provide output power to the load when operating,
wherein the output stage comprises a half-bridge inverter comprising a pair of switches, at least one of the pair of switches
having a rated voltage;

a controller configured to:
operate the output stage such that the output stage provides power to the load;
determine a voltage of the DC power rail; and
cease operating the output stage when the determined voltage of the DC power rail exceeds a predetermined threshold of approximately
the rated voltage of the at least one switch of the pair of switches, such that the output stage ceases providing power to
the load; and wherein the controller comprises

a pulse width modulation module configured to provide gate drive signals to the output stage, and
an overvoltage sensing module configured to
determine the voltage of the DC power rail and
disable the pulse width modulation module by blocking a bias voltage of the controller from the pulse width modulation module
when the determined voltage of the DC power rail exceeds the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,519,138

SCANNING LINE ADJUSTER, OPTICAL SCANNER INCORPORATING THE SCANNING LINE ADJUSTER, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS INCORPORATING THE OPTICAL SCANNER

RICOH COMPANY LTD., Toky...

1. A scanning line adjuster comprising:
an optical element disposed on an optical path extending from a light source to a scanned target object, the optical element
having a positioning portion;

an attitude changer to change an attitude of the optical element; and
an optical element positioner to position the optical element,
the optical element positioner to contact the positioning portion of the optical element in a direction perpendicular to a
moving direction in which the positioning portion of the optical element moves when the attitude changer changes the attitude
of the optical element,

the optical element positioner including a contact end to contact the positioning portion,
the contact end made of a different material from a material of the optical element positioner.

US Pat. No. 9,521,725

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING POWER AND DATA TO LIGHTING DEVICES

HUNTER INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

29. A lighting system comprising:
a plurality of LED lights;
a plurality of modules, one or more of said LED lights of the plurality of LED lights associated with each module of the plurality
of modules;

a two-wire communication network configured to address each of said plurality of modules and provide power to each of said
plurality of modules;

a user interface configured to acquire user inputs responsive to user intentions to modify a behavior of one or more of said
plurality of LED lights, the user inputs comprising a lighting zone number associated with a lighting zone, and a chronological
lighting schedule that includes at least a scheduled time and an intensity for at least one module of the plurality of modules;

a processor operatively coupled to the user interface and configured to output lighting zone data, and command and address
data responsive to said acquired user inputs;

a fixture programming port operatively coupled to the processor and uncoupled from the two-wire communication network, the
fixture programming port configured to provide said lighting zone data to the at least one module modify the lighting zone
of the at least one module in accordance with said user intentions when the at least one module is in communication with the
fixture programming port;

a power supply including a rectifier circuit and a bridge circuit, said power supply configured to modify an input voltage
of a power source to produce a data encoded power signal responsive to a polarity of said input voltage and responsive to
said command and address data, said power supply outputting said data encoded power signal at the scheduled time over said
two-wire communication network to modify said behavior of said one or more of said LED lights of the at least one module in
accordance with said user intentions when the at least one module is in communication with the two-wire network, said data
encoded power signal shaped substantially similar to a sinusoidal waveform when said data encoded power signal represents
a data bit; and

a chassis and an integral user interface panel that includes the user interface, the processor, and the fixture programming
port, the chassis providing a mechanical attachment for the power supply and the integral user interface panel.

US Pat. No. 9,521,718

LED TUBE LAMP HAVING MODE SWITCHING CIRCUIT

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:
a lamp tube, configured to receive an external driving signal;
a rectifying circuit, configured to rectify the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
a filtering circuit, coupled to the rectifying circuit, and configured to filter the rectified signal to produce a filtered
signal, wherein the filtering circuit has a first filtering output terminal and a second filtering output terminal;

an LED lighting module, coupled to the filtering circuit, wherein the LED lighting module includes a driving circuit having
a first driving output terminal and a second driving output terminal and configured to receive the filtered signal to produce
a driving signal, and an LED module coupled between the first and the second driving output terminals and configured to receive
the driving signal and emit light; and

a mode switching circuit, coupled to at least one of the first filtering output terminal and the second filtering output terminal
and at least one of the first driving output terminal and the second driving output terminal, and configured to select between
performing one of a first driving mode and a second driving mode,

wherein the LED tube lamp is configured such that the filtered signal is input to the driving circuit in the first driving
mode, and the filtered signal is input to the LED module as the driving signal by bypassing the driving circuit in the second
driving mode.

US Pat. No. 9,520,598

PRINTED ENERGY STORAGE DEVICE

NthDegree Technologies Wo...

1. A printed energy storage device comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
a separator positioned between the first electrode and the second electrode, at least one of the first electrode and the second
electrode comprising an ionic liquid,

wherein the ionic liquid includes a cation selected from the group consisting of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium, butyltrimethylammonium,
1-butyl-3-methylimidazolium, 1-methyl-3-propylimidazolium, 1-hexyl-3-methylimidazolium, choline, ethylammonium, tributylmethylphosphonium,
tributyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium, trihexyl(tetradecyl)phosphonium, 1-ethyl-2,3-methylimidazolium, 1-butyl-1-methylpiperidinium,
diethylmethylsulfonium, 1-methyl-3-propylimidazolium, 1-methyl-1-propylpiperidinium, 1-butyl-2-methylpyridinium, 1-butyl-4-methylpyridinium,
1-butyl-1-methylpyrrolidinium, and diethylmethylsulfonium,

wherein the ionic liquid includes an anion selected from the group consisting of tetrafluoroborate, tris(pentafluoroethyl)trifluorophosphate,
trifluoromethanesulfonate, hexafluorophosphate, tetrafluoroborate, ethyl sulfate, dimethyl phosphate, methansulfonate, triflate,
tricyanomethanide, dibutylphosphate, bis(trifluoromethylsulfonyl)imide, bis-2,4,4-(trimethylpentyl) phosphinate, iodide, chloride,
bromide, and nitrate,

wherein the at least one of the first electrode and the second electrode comprises a zinc salt, and
wherein an anion of the zinc salt is the same as the anion of the ionic liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,517,477

CENTRIFUGE AND CENTRIFUGE OPERATION INFORMATION COLLECTING SYSTEM

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A centrifuge comprising:
a driving unit;
a rotor configured to be rotated by the driving unit and hold a sample;
a control unit configured to control rotation of the driving unit; and
a communication controller configured to communicate with an external network,
wherein the control unit has an automatic transmission mode in which operation data is collected at predetermined intervals
while the centrifuge is operating and the operation data is transmitted to a data managing apparatus through the network,

wherein the control unit is configured such that specific event data pertaining to a specific event, including time information
indicative of when the operation data is transmitted from the control unit, is automatically transmitted to the data managing
apparatus,

wherein the operation data is automatically transmitted without receiving a command for request of transmission of the operation
data from the data managing apparatus,

the operation data including (i) rotation speed of the rotor, (ii) time information indicative of when set rotation speed
is reached after acceleration of the rotor, and (iii) time information indicative of when the rotor starts decelerating,

wherein the operation data is transmitted at a predetermined interval and the specific event data is transmitted at the time
the specific event occurs,

wherein the operation data is unconditionally transmitted to the data managing apparatus when the specific event occurs, and
wherein the specific event is one or more of (i) operation start of the rotor based on selection of a start button, (ii) reaching
the set number of rotations after acceleration of a rotor, (iii) start of deceleration of the rotor using a stop button, (iv)
start of deceleration of the rotor when a set time has elapsed, (v) occurrence of a certain error, (vi) stopping of the rotor
after deceleration of the rotor, (vii) door open, (viii) door close, (ix) vacuum pump ON, (x) vacuum pump OFF, (xi) control
state change caused by changing of operational conditions during the operation, (xii) login of a user to the centrifuge, or
(xiii) logout.

US Pat. No. 9,520,697

MANUFACTURABLE MULTI-EMITTER LASER DIODE

SORAA LASER DIODE, INC., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a multi-emitter laser device, the method comprising:
providing a substrate member having a surface region;
forming an epitaxial material overlying the surface region, the epitaxial material comprising a release material, an n-type
cladding region overlying the release material, an active region comprising at least one active layer overlying the n-type
cladding region, and a p-type cladding region overlying the active layer; and an interface region overlying the p-type cladding
region;

forming a plurality of dice by at least patterning the epitaxial material and defining mesa regions to provide a plurality
of epitaxial mesa dice regions, each pair of epitaxial mesa dice regions being characterized by a first pitch between the
epitaxial mesa dice regions;

subjecting the release material to an energy source to fully or partially remove the release material;
bonding the interface region associated with at least one of the plurality of epitaxial mesa dice regions to a carrier wafer
to form a bonded structure wherein at least a pair of bonded epitaxial mesa dice regions are arranged in a substantially parallel
configuration on the carrier wafer with a lateral spacing defined by a second pitch;

initiating a release of the substrate member to complete a transfer of the bonded epitaxial mesa dice regions to the carrier
wafer to provide transferred epitaxial mesa dice regions on the carrier wafer at the second pitch;

processing the transferred epitaxial mesa dice regions on the carrier wafer to form a plurality of laser stripe regions;
processing the carrier wafer with the plurality of transferred epitaxial mesa dice regions comprising the plurality of laser
stripe regions to form a plurality of laser diode regions each configured as a multi-emitter laser diode device; wherein a
pair of the laser diode regions is spaced by a third pitch from an adjacent pair of the laser diode regions; and

singulating each of the plurality of laser diode regions in the multi-emitter laser diode device to form individual laser
diode devices.

US Pat. No. 9,518,354

CLOTHES DRYER WITH IMPROVED MOISTURE SENSING AND WIRELESS DATA TRANSFER

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A clothes dryer, comprising:
a cabinet;
a drum rotatably mounted within the cabinet, the drum defining a space for the receipt of clothes for drying;
a controller for controlling operation of the clothes dryer;
a plurality of sensors positioned within the drum, wherein the plurality of sensors respectively output a plurality of output
signals indicative of an amount of moisture contained within the clothes;

a near field communication (NFC) tag positioned on an exterior surface of the drum and wired to receive the output signals
from the plurality of sensors;

a power supply electrically connected to the plurality of sensors so as to provide electrical power to the plurality of sensors;
and

an NFC reader positioned exterior to the drum, wherein the NFC reader receives sensor data from the NFC tag and provides the
sensor data to the controller, such that the controller can control operation of the clothes dryer based on the amount of
moisture contained within the clothes;

wherein the plurality of sensors, the NFC tag, and the power supply are secured with respect to the drum so as rotate concurrently
with the drum; and

wherein the NFC reader is stationary and positioned adjacent to a rotational path of the NFC tag.

US Pat. No. 9,516,954

SHOWCASE MEMBER WITH DIRECT-MOUNTED LED LIGHT SOURCE

GE Lighting Solutions, LL...

1. A showcase member of a glass showcase, the showcase member comprising:
a first portion having a plurality of apertures therein, the first portion including two surfaces; and
one or more light emitting diode (LED) modules positioned at corresponding one or more of the plurality of apertures and each
of the one or more LED modules being mounted to the first portion,

wherein a seat of the each LED module is in a touching contact with a first one of the two surfaces of the first portion,
the seat being formed by a portion of the each LED module where two cross-sectional widths, a top cross-sectional width of
a top portion of the LED module and a wider bottom cross-sectional width of a bottom portion of the LED module, intersects,
and

wherein the each LED module is held in place using at least said touching contact with the first one of the two surfaces of
the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,517,257

ERYTHROCYTE-BINDING THERAPEUTICS

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A pharmaceutically acceptable composition for inducing tolerance of an antigenic therapeutic protein comprising:
a fusion molecule having an erythrocyte-binding moiety and a portion of the antigenic therapeutic protein,
wherein said erythrocyte-binding moiety has the ability to non-covalently, specifically bind an exterior erythrocyte surface
in situ in blood and

wherein said antigenic therapeutic protein portion is a portion of human Factor VIII.

US Pat. No. 9,521,773

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORA...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a base plate;
a plurality of modules detachably fitted and connected to the base plate;
a plurality of mounting members configured to detachably mount the base plate to a DIN rail; and
an operation lever provided on the base plate and configured to be engaged with the mounting members and to be operable from
a front surface of the base plate,

wherein when the operation lever is operated, an engaged state between the mounting members and the DIN rail is released;
wherein the base plate comprises a first recess portion which is formed in a longitudinal direction and in which the DIN rail
is fitted, a second recess portion formed in the longitudinal direction in parallel with the first recess portion, and third
recess portions, formed to be orthogonal to the first recess portion and the second recess portion, provided in a back surface
of the base plate,

wherein the plurality of modules are detachably fitted and connected to a front surface of the base plate,
wherein the plurality of mounting members are configured to be slidably fitted in the third recess portions of the base plate,
wherein the DIN rail is configured to be fitted in the first recess portion,
wherein the operation lever is configured to be slidably fitted in the second recess portion of the base plate,
wherein when the operation lever is operated by being pulled from the predetermined position of the second recess portion,
the mounting members are slid on the third recess portions so as to move away from the DIN rail.

US Pat. No. 9,521,753

VIBRATION DAMPING CIRCUIT CARD ASSEMBLY

The United States of Amer...

1. A vibration damping circuit card assembly, comprising:
a populated circuit card having a mass M;
a closed metal container coupled to a surface of said populated circuit card at a region of said populated circuit card that
includes a geometric center of said populated circuit card, said closed metal container including

a base having a planar surface bonded to said surface of said populated circuit card, said base having a continuous ridge
extending away therefrom wherein an annular flange is defined adjacent said continuous ridge,

a housing having an open end that is in sliding engagement with said continuous ridge, said housing having a continuous flange
defined about said open end for engagement with said annular flange, and

an adhesive disposed between said open end of said housing and said continuous ridge, said adhesive also disposed between
said continuous flange and said annular flange; and

tungsten balls filling approximately 90% of said metal container, wherein a mass of said tungsten balls is approximately (0.07)M.

US Pat. No. 9,520,668

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CRIMPING AN ELECTRICAL TERMINAL TO AN ELECTRICAL WIRE

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. A method for crimping an electrical terminal to an electrical wire having electrical conductors, the method comprising:
positioning the electrical wire and the electrical terminal between opposing crimp tooling members of a crimp tool; and
pressing a crimp barrel of the electrical terminal against the electrical conductors of the electrical wire during a high
speed crimping operation using the crimp tooling members such that the crimp barrel is crimped around the electrical conductors
to mechanically and electrically the electrical conductors to the crimp barrel, wherein the crimp tooling members move relative
to each other at a speed of at least approximately 30 meters per second and press the crimp barrel against the electrical
conductors such that at least some contact portions of metallic surfaces of at least some of the electrical conductors melt
and form hot weld bonds with one or more contact portions of the metallic surfaces of one or more adjacent electrical conductors
during the high speed crimping operation.

US Pat. No. 9,520,221

METHOD FOR FUNCTION MONITORING AND/OR CONTROL OF A COOLING SYSTEM, AND A CORRESPONDING COOLING SYSTEM

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for monitoring the function and the operational reliability of a cooling system having at least one thermosyphon,
for transformers, the cooling system including at least one evaporator and at least one condenser, and using a coolant which
can be vaporized in the at least one condenser and a gaseous medium, as a heat carrier in the at least one evaporator, the
method comprising:
determining a heat exchanger effectiveness of the cooling system wherein a global effectiveness ? of the at least one thermosyphon
is determined using the relationship


which is a ratio of a difference between temperatures at a condenser inlet (Tenv) and at a condenser outlet (Tcondensout) to a difference between a temperatures at the condenser inlet (Tenv) and at an evaporator inlet (Tevapin),

comparing the evaporator inlet temperature with plural temperature threshold values;
comparing the global effectiveness ? of the at least one thermosyphon with plural effectiveness threshold values; and
generating a warning signal when comparison results based on the plural temperature threshold values and comparison results
based on the plural effectiveness threshold values are outside predetermined limits,

wherein temperature measurements are carried out one of sequentially to reduce a number of measurement channels used to record
temperature characteristic values or at a same time.

US Pat. No. 9,517,541

BRAKING MECHANISM AND PROCESSING DEVICE USING THE SAME

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A braking mechanism comprising:
a rack;
a receiving member mounted on the rack;
a braking member movably mounted on the receiving member;
a base seat slidably mounted on the receiving member;
a resetting member, two ends of the resetting member abutting the base seat and the receiving member; and
an elastic member positioned between the base seat and the braking member;
wherein the elastic member and the resetting member are positioned at opposite sides of the braking member;
wherein the base seat comprises a first guiding portion, the braking member comprises a second guiding portion and an engaging
part mounted on the first guiding portion, and the second guiding portion is slidably engaged with the first guiding portion;
and

wherein the second guiding portion is capable of moving along the first guiding portion under an elastic restorative force
imposed by the resetting member and the elastic member, such that the engaging part is engaged with the rack.

US Pat. No. 9,517,415

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AUGMENTED REALITY WITH A DISPLAY OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Harman Becker Automotive ...

1. A method for generating an augmented reality with a display of a motor vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:
recording a stereoscopic image of an environment of the motor vehicle at a 360° angle with the aid of a plurality of cameras
of the motor vehicle in the form of stereoscopic image data;

detecting a three-dimensional course of a road from the stereoscopic image data;
determining a virtual space in three dimensions from the detected three-dimensional course of the road;
detecting a real object in the stereoscopic image data;
determining a first coordinate range of the real object in the three dimensional virtual space;
adding a virtual element to the three dimensional virtual space, the virtual element having a second coordinate range;
controlling the virtual element in the three dimensional virtual space based on a user input;
outputting the environment and the controlled virtual element in combined form in an output image;
modifying the output image when the first coordinate range of the real object and the second coordinate range of the controlled
virtual element form an intersection area;

projecting the output image onto a window pane of the motor vehicle from certain angles by means of the display of the motor
vehicle so that the output image is not visible to a driver of the motor vehicle; and

implementing a video game in the three dimensional virtual space, wherein the virtual element is controlled according to a
ballistic trajectory in the three dimensional virtual space.

US Pat. No. 9,521,744

FILTERED FEEDTHROUGH ASSEMBLY FOR IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Cardiac Pacemakers, Inc.,...

1. A filtered feedthrough assembly for an implantable medical device, comprising:
a ferrule configured to be attached to a metal case of the implantable medical device;
an electrical insulator coupled to the ferrule by a connection element;
a feedthrough conductor extending through the electrical insulator;
a printed circuit board (PCB) coupled to at least one of the ferrule and the electrical insulator, the PCB including a ground
layer and a plurality of vias, the connection element being electrically coupled to the ground layer through the vias; and

a capacitor having a ground terminal electrically coupled to the ground layer through at least one of the vias, and a conductor
terminal electrically coupled to the feedthrough conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,521,667

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASE STATION EQUIPMENT, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE AND SEARCH SPACE SETTING METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives a first downlink control channel transmitted on one or more control channel element(s)
(CCE(s)) in a first search space that is comprised of a first plurality of CCEs, the first downlink control channel including
resource assignment information, which indicates a resource allocated to the terminal apparatus in a component carrier n (CCn)
out of one or more CC(s), and which, in operation, receives a second downlink control channel transmitted on one or more CCE(s)
in a second search space that is comprised of a second plurality of CCE(s), the second downlink control channel including
resource assignment information, which indicates a resource allocated to the terminal apparatus in a component carrier n+1
(CCn+1) out of said one or more CC(s), the first plurality of CCEs and the second plurality of CCEs are consecutive; and

a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits an ACK/NACK signal on an uplink control channel, an resource index of the uplink
control channel being associated with a CCE number of said one or more CCE(s) in the first search space.

US Pat. No. 9,519,032

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SHUNT CURRENT INJECTION SOURCE SIDE AND SERIES VOLTAGE INJECTION LOAD SIDE PERTURBATIONS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for real-time analysis of small-signal stability of a power system, the method comprising:
providing non-transitory computer readable media having computer-executable instructions for performing a method of running
a software program on a computing device, the computing device operating under an operating system, the method including issuing
instructions from the software program comprising;

observing the power system in a real-time operational mode, the power system comprising a source side and a load side from
a perspective of the power electronic-base component;

perturbing the source side of the power electronic-based component by injecting a current of about 0.5 to about 1 percent
of a nominal current of the power system at the source side using shunt current injection and perturbing the load side of
the power electronic-based component by varying a voltage of the power system using series voltage injection, wherein perturbing
the source side of the power electronic-based component using shunt current injection and perturbing the load side of the
power electronic-based component using series voltage injection occurs simultaneously;

measuring currents and voltages at the source side and at the load side;
determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and voltage and the measured load side current and voltage to a d?q reference
frame using the determined phase of the power system;

transferring time-domain source side current and voltage values and time-domain load side current and voltage values to frequency-domain
current and voltage values using Fourier transforms;

calculating a frequency-domain return-ratio matrix in the d?q reference frame using the frequency-domain source side current
and voltage values and the frequency-domain load side current and voltage values;

plotting a Nyquist contour of a d?d component of the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix; and
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,518,761

HEAT PUMP WATER HEATER APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A water heater appliance, comprising:
a casing;
a tank disposed within the casing, the tank defining an interior volume;
a sealed system configured for heating water within the interior volume of the tank, the sealed system having a compressor
disposed within the casing at a top portion of the casing;

a plate disposed within the casing at the top portion of the casing, the plate having a top surface and a bottom surface;
and

a mounting assembly coupling the compressor to the plate, the mounting assembly comprising
a bracket positioned on the bottom surface of the plate;
a post positioned at the top surface of the plate, the post extending through a foot of the compressor;
a grommet extending about the post, the grommet positioned between the plate and the foot of the compressor on the post, a
leg of the grommet extending through the foot of the compressor such that the leg of the grommet is positioned between the
foot of the compressor and the post;

a fastener extending through the bracket and the plate into the post in order to secure the bracket and the post together;
and

a nut threaded onto the post at a threaded portion of the post in order to secure the post and the foot of the compressor
together;

a washer positioned on the threaded portion of the post, the washer extending between the nut and the leg of the grommet,
the nut compressing the leg of the grommet between the nut and the foot of the compressor, the washer and a cylinder portion
of the post spaced apart by a gap within the leg of the grommet.

US Pat. No. 9,517,469

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONDUCTING BIOCHEMICAL OR CHEMICAL REACTIONS AT MULTIPLE TEMPERATURES

Advanced Liquid Logic, In...

1. A method for conducting a PCR amplification reaction requiring temperature cycling, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a droplet actuator comprising:
(i) a first substrate and a second substrate separated to form a gap; and
(ii) an electrowetting array comprising droplet operations electrodes associated with the top substrate and/or the bottom
substrate;

(b) providing at least one reaction droplet to at least two reaction zones in the electrowetting array, each reaction zone
having a different temperature needed for the nucleic acid amplification reaction, the at least one reaction droplet comprising
a nucleic acid of interest and reagents needed to effect amplification of the nucleic acid, wherein the reaction zones are
not simultaneously at the same temperature during the reaction, and the reaction droplet is disposed within a filler fluid;

(c) conducting the nucleic acid amplification reaction by moving, using electrowetting, the at least one reaction droplet
through the filler fluid through the at least two reaction zones such that a first cycle of the nucleic acid amplification
reaction is completed;

(d) repeating step (c) to conduct further cycles of the nucleic acid amplification reaction; and
wherein the at least one reaction droplet is disposed between the first and second substrates and maintains contact with both
the first and second substrates during movement of the at least one reaction droplet.

US Pat. No. 9,521,771

DEVICE CASE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A device case, comprising:
a case body comprising a side wall and an opening;
a lid pate for dosing the opening, an end portion of the lid plate being projected horizontally from an outer surface of the
side wall; and

a welded portion that joins the lid plate with the side wall,
a power generating element disposed within the device case,
wherein the lid plate comprises a beam receiving area located in a vicinity of the end portion of the lid plate configured
for receiving a beam emitted vertically with respect to the beam receiving area, wherein the beam receiving area extends on
a top surface of the lid plate in a direction that the end portion of the lid plate projects from the outer surface of the
side wall,

wherein the welded portion extends over the end portion of the lid plate, extends to the top surface of the lid plate, and
does not reach an inner surface of the side wall,

wherein a thickness of the welded portion in a thickness direction of the lid plate is more than a thickness of the welded
portion in a thickness direction of the side wall, and

wherein, in the thickness direction of the side wall, the welded portion bulges beyond the outer surface of the side wall,
and in the thickness direction of the lid plate, the welded portion reaches the top surface of the lid plate.

US Pat. No. 9,519,612

SERIAL BUS BUFFER WITH NOISE REDUCTION

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A serial bus buffer comprising:
a primary interface coupled to a primary serial data line and a primary serial clock line of a primary bus, wherein the primary
bus is coupled to a first device and at least one second device;

a buffered interface coupled to a buffered serial data line and a buffered serial clock line of a buffered bus, wherein the
buffered bus is coupled to at least one third device; and

a controller coupled between the primary interface and the buffered interface and configured to:
receive a first data signal and a clock signal at the primary interface; and
replicate the first data signal and the clock signal at the buffered interface upon receiving a first command within the first
data signal to execute a first mode that passes the first data signal and the clock signal from the primary interface to the
buffered interface.

US Pat. No. 9,521,708

OVEN RANGE APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An oven range appliance defining a vertical direction, a lateral direction and a transverse direction, the vertical, lateral
and transverse directions being mutually perpendicular, the oven range appliance comprising:
a cabinet that defines a cooking chamber, the cabinet extending between a first side and a second side along the lateral direction,
the cabinet also extending between a front and a back along the transverse direction, the cabinet having a continuous frame
positioned above the cooking chamber along the vertical direction, the continuous frame having a first leg, a second leg and
a third leg, the first leg of the continuous frame positioned above the first side of the cabinet along the vertical direction
and extending from the front of the cabinet towards the back of the cabinet along the transverse direction, the second leg
of the continuous frame positioned above the second side of the cabinet along the vertical direction and extending from the
front of the cabinet towards the back of the cabinet along the transverse direction, the third leg of the continuous frame
positioned above the front of the cabinet along the vertical direction and extending between the first and second legs of
the continuous frame along the lateral direction;

a ceramic panel mounted to the continuous frame such that the ceramic panel is positioned completely above the continuous
frame along the vertical direction, the ceramic panel extending between a first side edge and a second side edge along the
lateral direction, the first side edge of the ceramic panel positioned above the first leg of the continuous frame along the
vertical direction and inset from an outer surface of the first leg along the lateral direction, the second side edge of the
ceramic panel positioned above the second leg of the continuous frame along the vertical direction and inset from an outer
surface of the second leg along the lateral direction, the ceramic panel also extending between a front edge and a back edge
along the transverse direction, the front edge of the ceramic panel positioned above the third leg of the continuous frame
along the vertical direction and inset from an outer surface of the third leg along the transverse direction,

wherein the first and second side edges of the ceramic panel and the front edge of the ceramic panel are exposed such that
the first and second side edges of the ceramic panel and the front edge of the ceramic panel are visible.

US Pat. No. 9,518,774

ICE MAKING APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. An ice making appliance, comprising:
a cabinet;
a first ice maker positioned within the cabinet and configured for producing a first type of ice;
a second ice maker positioned within the cabinet and configured for producing a second type of ice, the first and second types
of ice being different;

a sealed system comprising an evaporator, the evaporator configured for generating chilled air during operation of the sealed
system;

a first supply duct having an inlet positioned for receiving the chilled air from the evaporator, the first supply duct extending
from the inlet of the first supply duct to the first ice maker in order to direct the chilled air from the evaporator to the
first ice maker;

a second supply duct having an inlet positioned for receiving the chilled air from the evaporator, the second supply duct
extending from the inlet of the second supply duct to the second ice maker in order to direct the chilled air from the evaporator
to the second ice maker;

a first return duct that extends from the first ice maker to about the evaporator; and
a second return duct that extends from the second ice maker to about the evaporator.

US Pat. No. 9,517,847

MICRO-CATHODE THRUSTER AND A METHOD OF INCREASING THRUST OUTPUT FOR A MICRO-CATHODE THRUSTER

The George Washington Uni...

1. A micro-cathode thruster assembly comprising:
a tubular housing having an open distal end;
a tubular cathode housed within the housing, the cathode having a distal end positioned proximate the open distal end of the
housing;

an insulator in contact with the cathode forming an external cathode-insulator interface;
an anode housed within the housing and proximate the open distal end of the housing; and
a magnetic field having magnetic field lines positioned at the external cathode-insulator interface at an incidence angle
of about 20 degrees to about 30 degrees relative to the external cathode-insulator interface.

US Pat. No. 9,517,476

CENTRIFUGE WITH ACCELERATION AND DECELERATION TIME DISPLAY

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. A centrifuge comprising:
a driving unit which rotates a rotor on which a sample is held;
an input/output unit which receives input information indicative of a set rotation speed of the rotor and a set operation
time period for performing a centrifugal operation from a user therethrough;

a control unit which controls a rotation speed of the rotor based on the received input information and that includes a controller
configured to calculate a first time information indicative of an amount of the set operation time period remaining until
the rotor speed of the rotor arrives at the set rotation speed based at least upon (i) rotor information which is associated
with the centrifuge, (ii) input set rotation speed and (iii) rotation acceleration inclination pattern; and

a display unit configured to display the information of the set rotation speed of the rotor and the set operation time period
for performing the centrifugal operation, and further, when the rotor is rotated, to display the first time information indicative
of the amount of the set operation time period remaining until the rotor speed of the rotor arrives at the set rotation speed,

wherein the control unit stores a plurality of rotation acceleration inclination patterns of the rotor, and
wherein the control unit calculates the first time information from a corresponding one of the rotation acceleration inclination
patterns that is selected from the stored rotation acceleration inclination patterns based on an actual rotation acceleration
inclination of the rotor rotated by the driving unit.

US Pat. No. 9,520,568

ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE

Industry-Academic Coopera...

1. An organic light-emitting diode, comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrode on the substrate;
a second electrode facing the first electrode; and
an emission layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the emission layer including an anthracene-based compound
represented by Formula 1, below, and a condensed ring compound represented by Formula 20, below:



wherein, in Formulae 1 and 20:
n is 0 or 1;
R1 to R6 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted non-condensed ring group in which a number of ring forming atoms is in a range
of 3 to 10, and a substituted or unsubstituted condensed ring group in which two or more rings are condensed, and when n is
0, at least one of R1 to R3 is a substituted or unsubstituted condensed ring group in which two or more rings are condensed, and when n is 1, at least
one of R1 to R6 is a substituted or unsubstituted condensed ring group in which two or more rings are condensed;

L1, L2, Ar1, and Ar2 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, and a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroarylene group;

c and d are each independently an integer of 1 to 3;
R11, R12, R43, and R44 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a
nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a
sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, —N(Q1)(Q2), and —Si(Q3)(Q4)(Q5), wherein Q1 to Q5 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C10 alkyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, or a C2-C20 heteroaryl group;

a and b are each independently an integer of 1 to 4;
R41 and R42 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a
nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a
sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, and a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group;

i and j are each independently an integer of 0 to 3; and
Ar3 and Ar4 are each independently represented by one of Formulae 7B, 7D, or 7F below:


in Formulae 7B, 7D, and 7F,
Z31 to Z44 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a
nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxyl group or a salt thereof, a
sulfonic acid or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 heteroaryl group, —N(Q51)(Q52), and —Si(Q53)(Q54)(Q55), wherein Q51 to Q55 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-C10 alkyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, or a C2-C20 heteroaryl group, and two or more of Z31 to Z44 are bindable to each other to selectively form a saturated or unsaturated ring having 6 to 20 carton atoms;

w1 is an integer of 1 to 4; and
w2 is an integer of 1 to 5.

US Pat. No. 9,519,596

RESOURCE ACCESS CONTROL IN A SYSTEM-ON-CHIP

STMICROELECTRONICS (GRENO...

1. A method for controlling access of a processor to a resource, wherein the processor has an instruction set including a
virtualization extension, the method comprising:
executing a resource access instruction by the processor using the virtualization extension, the resource access instruction
conveying a virtual address and a virtual machine identifier;

translating the virtual address to a physical address based upon the virtual machine identifier, the physical address comprising
an actual physical address for accessing the resource without further translation;

looking-up an access control rule table using the physical address as a search key, each entry of the access control rule
table including a virtual machine identifier; and

controlling access to the resource based on an output of the access control rule table and a match between the virtual machine
identifier returned by the access control rule table and the virtual machine identifier conveyed in the resource access instruction,
wherein controlling access comprises granting access to the resource if the access control rule table returns no entry.

US Pat. No. 9,519,417

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ORIENTATION-BASED OBJECT MONITORING AND DEVICE FOR THE SAME

Twin Harbor Labs, LLC, P...

1. A device to determine information about when an object was last touched, comprising;
a housing affixed to the object including electrical components of the device, the electrical components including a sensor,
a display and a pre-programmed processor;

the sensor affixed to the housing to generate a signal when the object is touched wherein the sensor is a multi-axis accelerometer;
the preprogrammed processor with instructions related to information concerning the object affixed to the housing and receiving
the signal from the sensor to provide predetermined information about the touched object to a user of the device, and

the display connected to the processor for displaying time information related to when the object was last touched.

US Pat. No. 9,519,034

BIPOLAR CHOPPING FOR 1/F NOISE AND OFFSET REDUCTION IN MAGNETIC FIELD SENSORS

EVERSPIN TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A method for reducing noise in a magnetoresistance field sensor, the method comprising:
sensing a magnetic field with the magnetoresistance field sensor, wherein the magnetoresistance field sensor includes a first
bridge circuit having a plurality of magnetoresistance elements, each of the plurality of magnetoresistance elements comprising
a first ferromagnetic layer and a second ferromagnetic layer separated by a non-magnetic insulating barrier; and

applying a bipolar current signal to a second circuit, wherein the bipolar current signal is applied to the second circuit
by a bipolar current source coupled to the second circuit, wherein at least a portion of the second circuit is adjacent to
each of the magnetoresistance elements, and wherein the bipolar current signal induces a magnetic field that enables cancellation
of at least a portion of 1/f noise generated from at least one of the magnetoresistance elements within the plurality of magnetoresistance
elements.

US Pat. No. 9,518,537

FLUID CIRCULATION VALVE, NOTABLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND THERMAL CONDITIONING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A VALVE

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A fluid circulation valve for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a body; and
a sealing element able to occupy different angular positions by the rotation of said element relative to said body,
said body having a first, a second, a third and a fourth inlet/outlet,
said valve being configured so as to permit:
in a first of said angular positions, the circulation of the fluid from the first to the second inlet/outlet,
in a second of said angular positions, the circulation of the fluid from the first to the third inlet/outlet and from the
fourth to the second inlet/outlet, and

in a third of said angular positions, the circulation of the fluid from the first to the fourth inlet/outlet and from the
third to the second inlet/outlet,

wherein said first and second inlets/outlets are radial, and said third and fourth inlets/outlets are axial.

US Pat. No. 9,519,922

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT IDENTIFICATION

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. A method for automatically identifying an electronic document, said method comprising:
accessing, within an electronic device, said electronic document local to the electronic device;
extracting text from said electronic document;
generating, using circuitry, a signature based on said text of said electronic document by calculating a frequency of a term
in said text of said electronic document;

communicating said signature over a communication channel;
receiving an identifier of said electronic document over said communication channel, wherein said identifier is determined
by a server matching said signature against a signature library, the identifier being different from the signature, said matching
being performed by determining whether an approximation of a cosine similarity value computed using Hamming distance function
between said signature and a signature in the signature library is greater than a predetermined threshold;

receiving a bookmark associated with said electronic document; and
receiving, from the server, a recommendation based on the identifier of said electronic document, the recommendation being
specific to the electronic document and different from the electronic document.

US Pat. No. 9,518,678

ELECTRICAL FEEDBACK DEVICE FOR VALVES

Georg Fischer Rohrleitung...

1. Electrical feedback device (6) of a valve (1) for feeding back the position of a hand wheel (4) of the valve (1) and thus the position of a shut-off member of the valve (1), characterised in that:
the electrical feedback device (6) can be mounted in a spindle housing (13) of a housing upper part (2) of the valve (1)

the electrical feedback device is configured so that the rotational movement of the hand wheel (4) is converted into a linear movement of a trip cam (45); and

the electrical feedback device (6) has a gearwheel (43) which is driven by a screw thread (42) which is mounted on a ring (41).

US Pat. No. 9,518,177

COMPOSITE MATERIAL FOR MEANS OF TRANSPORT INCLUDING POLYPROPYLENE RESIN AND LONG CARBON FIBER

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A fiber reinforced composite material composition for a transport, comprising 40-90 wt % of a polypropylene resin, 5-60
wt % of a carbon long fiber having a fiber diameter of 1-50 ?m and a weight average fiber length of 20-150 mm, and 0.3-10
wt % of a compatibilizer,
wherein the compatibilizer is styrene based block copolymer selected from the group consisting of styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene
block copolymer, styrene-ethylene-butylene-ethylene block copolymer, styrene-ethylene-propylene-styrene block copolymer, styrene-ethylene-propylene
block copolymer and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,521,777

COOLING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND LED LAMP HAVING THE SAME

Tridonic Jennersdorf GmbH...

1. A cooling system (1) for electronic components (4) comprising
means (7) for producing cyclic air pressure fluctuations, wherein the electronic components (4) are distanced from the pressure producing means (7);

converting means (5) for converting the cyclic air pressure fluctuations into cyclic air jets (6), wherein the converting means (5) are arranged in the vicinity of the electronic components (4), so that the cyclic air jets (6) are turbulent air streams and produced directly at the location of the electronic components (4) in order to increase the heat transfer at the surface of the electronic components (4), and

wherein the converting means (5) comprises at least one opening in a range of 100 ?m to 8 mm and wherein a distance between the electronic components (4) and the converting means (5) is less than 10 mm

wherein the cooling system (1) further comprises

a chamber (2), wherein the pressure producing means (7) are provided and produce a cyclic chamber air pressure (Pc), which is alternately higher and lower than the air pressure
(Po) outside of the chamber (2);

a substrate (3) constituting one side wall of the chamber (2), the electronic components (4) being attached to a surface of the substrate (3);

wherein the substrate (3) is provided with at least one hole (5), which produces the cyclic air jets (6) due to the cyclic chamber air pressure (Pc).

US Pat. No. 9,518,843

FLANGE AND RESOLVER ASSEMBLY

MINEBEA CO., LTD., Kitas...

1. A resolver assembly, comprising:
a resolver having a stator; and
a flange in which the resolver is contained, the flange comprising:
a cylindrical portion in which the stator is press-fitted to the inside thereof, and
a tabular portion that is greater than an outer diameter of the cylindrical portion viewed from an axial direction and that
is integrated with the cylindrical portion,

wherein a clearance portion having an expanded inner diameter that does not contact with an outer periphery of the stator
is provided on an overlapped portion of the cylindrical portion viewed from a vertical direction to the axial direction and
the tabular portion, and

a length in an axial direction of the clearance portion is greater than a thickness of the tabular portion.

US Pat. No. 9,520,291

METHOD OF PROVIDING AN IMPLANTED REGION IN A SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE)

1. A method of providing an implanted region in a semiconductor structure including a first region and a second region, the
method comprising:
providing a first implantation mask covering the first region of the semiconductor structure, the first implantation mask
including a first sacrificial layer, wherein the first sacrificial layer is formed as a spin-on-carbon layer, and a second
sacrificial layer, wherein the second sacrificial layer is formed as a spin-on-glass layer;

subjecting the semiconductor structure to an ion implantation process, wherein an extension of the first implantation mask
is such that ion implantation in the first region is counteracted and ion implantation in the second region is allowed where
the second region is implanted;

forming a third sacrificial layer covering the second region of the semiconductor structure, wherein the third sacrificial
layer includes carbon;

removing the second sacrificial layer at the first region by etching, wherein the third sacrificial layer protects the second
region from being affected by the etching, and

removing the first sacrificial layer at the first region and the third sacrificial layer at the second region by etching.

US Pat. No. 9,521,173

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CALLS

RINGCENTRAL, INC., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing calls in a collaboration environment, comprising:
receiving, by a processor, a call into a collaboration session of the collaboration environment, wherein the collaboration
session is associated with a first interface that enables a plurality of users of the collaboration session to communicate
with each other using text-based communication;

causing display of a notification reflecting the call in the first interface associated with at least a first user of the
plurality of users;

identifying, by the processor, a user to receive the call from the plurality of users associated with the collaboration session,
based on at least one of contextual information regarding the call and information regarding the plurality of users; and

providing, by the processor, a second interface on a device associated with the identified user, wherein the second interface
enables the identified user to instruct the device to handle the call within the collaboration session.

US Pat. No. 9,516,798

FOLDING SEQUENCE OF ENTIRE AGRICULTURAL TILLAGE IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An agricultural tillage implement, comprising:
a main frame section including a pull hitch tube extending in a travel direction, and a tool bar attached to and extending
transverse to said pull hitch tube;

a main shank frame pivotally coupled with said tool bar, said main shank frame operable to pivot up and over said tool bar
when in a transport configuration, said main shank frame further operable to pivot down and forward of said tool bar when
in an operating configuration;

at least one wing section pivotally coupled with said main frame section, said at least one wing section operable to pivot
forward about at least one generally vertical axis to a position adjacent to and generally parallel with said pull hitch tube
when in said transport configuration, said at least one wing section operable to pivot outward about said at least one generally
vertical axis to a position perpendicular to said pull hitch tube when in said operating configuration;

at least one wing front shank frame pivotally coupled with said at least one wing section, said at least one wing front shank
frame operable to pivot to a generally vertical position when in said transport configuration, said at least one wing front
shank frame operable to pivot to a generally horizontal position when in said operating configuration; and

a controller for controlling said main shank frame, said at least one wing section, and said at least one wing front shank
frame, said controller operable to reconfigure the agricultural tillage implement from said operating configuration to said
transport configuration by a folding sequence of steps, said folding sequence of steps comprising:

a first step of pivoting said main shank frame up and over said tool bar;
a second step of pivoting said at least one wing front shank frame to said generally vertical position; and
a third step of pivoting said at least one wing section forward about said at least one generally vertical axis to said position
adjacent to and generally parallel with said pull hitch tube.

US Pat. No. 9,519,100

APPARATUS HAVING LIGHT GUIDE FOR ILLUMINATING A DISPLAY UNIT AND FOR ILLUMINATING A PATTERNED REGION

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a display unit having a display region;
a protecting cover having a patterned region, wherein a portion of the protecting cover overlaps the display region and another
portion of the protecting cover having the patterned region does not overlap the display region;

a light guide plate disposed between the display unit and the protecting cover, and having a first light scattering region
and a second light scattering region, wherein the first light scattering region at least partially overlaps the display region,
and the second light scattering region at least partially overlaps the patterned region;

a light emitting unit emitting a light beam to the light guide plate, wherein a part of the light beam is scattered to the
display region by the first light scattering region after entering the light guide plate, and another part of the light beam
is scattered to the patterned region by the second light scattering region after entering the light guide plate;

a first transparent adhesive layer connecting the light guide plate and the protecting cover; and
a second transparent adhesive layer connecting the light guide plate and the display unit, wherein the first transparent adhesive
layer and the second transparent adhesive layer are located outside the second light scattering region.

US Pat. No. 9,518,628

TUBULAR VIBRATION-DAMPING DEVICE

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A tubular vibration-damping device comprising:
an inner shaft member;
an outer tube member; and
a main rubber elastic body coupling the inner shaft member and the outer tube member, wherein
the outer tube member is made of synthetic resin,
the outer tube member integrally includes on its first axial end a locking part having a locking projection on its outer circumference
surface and a stopper support part that supports a base end part of a stopper rubber projecting axially outward therefrom,

the locking part is positioned at an outer circumference side of the stopper support part across a recess that opens axially
outward of the outer tube member, and

deformation of the locking part to an inner circumference side is restricted by the stopper rubber swelling to the outer circumference
side along with its compressive deformation in an axial direction and abutting against an inner circumference surface of the
locking part.

US Pat. No. 9,518,097

IDENTIFICATION AND USE OF GENES ENCODING AMATOXIN AND PHALLOTOXIN

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A nucleic acid consisting essentially of one of the sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOs: 55, 56, or 79.

US Pat. No. 9,521,004

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF GENERATING A BILLING FEED OF A DISTRIBUTED NETWORK

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A method of generating a billing feed for a distributed network system providing cloud services, the method comprising:
observing, by a tracing, service implemented on one or more processors, a plurality of messages sent and received among one
or more service components of the distributed network system providing cloud services, wherein the observing includes receiving
one or more sequences of message traces transmitted by the one or more service components, the one or more service components
modified to transmit message traces in response to sending or receiving of messages; generating, by the tracing service, a
call flow graph encoding of causal relationships between processing activities of the one or more service components of the
distributed network system, the generating being based on the plurality of messages of the distributed network system; and
outputting, by the tracing service, a billing feed for the distributed network based on the call flow graph encoding, to provide
a billing feed including one or more billable events.

US Pat. No. 9,520,539

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

OSRAM Opto Semiconductor ...

1. An optoelectronic component comprising:
a plastics housing,
wherein a first leadframe section is embedded into the plastics housing,
a chip landing face and a soldering contact face of the first leadframe section are at least partly not covered by the plastics
housing,

the soldering contact face has a groove,
the groove is not covered by the material of the plastics housing, and
the groove extends circumferentially around a central region of the soldering contact face at least in sections.

US Pat. No. 9,520,269

ADJUSTABLE NON-DISSIPATIVE VOLTAGE BOOSTING SNUBBER NETWORK FOR ACHIEVING LARGE BOOST VOLTAGES

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A pulsed DC power supply system configured to provide pulsed DC power to a plurality of anodeless electrodes of a plasma
processing chamber, the pulsed DC power supply comprising:
a pulsed DC power supply system coupled to and providing a DC current via a first and second rail;
a voltage-boosting circuit coupled between the first and second rail and comprising:
a first diode coupled between the first rail and a first electrical node, an anode of the first diode being at a voltage of
the first rail;

a voltage multiplier coupled between the second rail and the first electrical node, the voltage multiplier having an output;
a first inductive element coupled between the first rail and a second electrical node;
a first switch coupled between the first and second electrical nodes and selectively discharging a portion of a voltage stored
in the voltage multiplier through the first inductive element to the first rail;

a second diode coupled between the first rail and a third electrical node, an anode of the second diode being at a voltage
of the third electrical node; and

a second inductive element being coupled between the output of the voltage multiplier and the third electrical node;
a switching circuit coupled to the first and second rails and receiving the DC current via the first and second rails and
generating a pulsed DC voltage, the switching circuit having first and second outputs configured to provide the first pulsed
DC voltage to at least first and second anodeless electrodes of the plasma processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,520,870

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PULSE WIDTH MODULATED CONTROL OF A SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH

Semiconductor Components ...

1. A pulse width modulated controller system for a semiconductor switch, the system comprising:
a microcontroller coupled with a memory;
a switch controller coupled with the microcontroller; and
a calibration unit, the calibration unit comprising:
at least two comparators, one or more passive electrical components, and an encoder logic all operatively coupled together
and coupled with the microcontroller and with the switch controller;

wherein the microcontroller is configured to send a calibration trigger signal to the encoder logic of the calibration unit,
and, in response, the calibration unit is configured to:

using a first one of the at least two comparators, generate a first comparator output for a switching-on operation of the
semiconductor switch;

using a second one of the at least two comparators, generate a second comparator output for a switching-off operation of the
semiconductor switch;

generate a status signal using the encoder logic using one of the first comparator output, the second comparator output, and
both the first comparator output and the second comparator output; and

send the status signal to the microcontroller;
wherein the one or more comparators and the one or more passive electrical components are electrically coupled with a supply
voltage to the semiconductor switch and with an output voltage from the semiconductor switch;

wherein the memory coupled to the microcontroller comprises a digitally stored model comprising one or more control parameters
for generating a control signal for the semiconductor switch; and

wherein the microcontroller is configured to receive one or more operating condition parameters, and, using one or more operating
condition parameters and the digitally stored model, to generate control parameters for generating the control signal for
the semiconductor switch.

US Pat. No. 9,520,712

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE TURN-ON TIME OF A DEVICE THAT INCLUDES A MAGNETIC CIRCUIT

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, P...

1. A method for controlling a switching time of a device including a magnetic circuit and at least one conductive winding,
comprising the steps of:
acquiring at least one measurement of a magnetic field generated by a residual flux in the said magnetic circuit using at
least one magnetic field sensor placed in the vicinity of the magnetic circuit;

processing the acquired magnetic field measurements to infer therefrom the residual flux in the magnetic circuit,
from the residual flux, determining the optimal switching time for energizing the device; all said steps being performed after
de-energizing the device,

the method further comprising a prior calibration step of the sensor wherein a transfer function between the value of the
magnetic field measured by the sensor and the value of the residual flux in the magnetic circuit is determined.

US Pat. No. 9,518,217

TRANSITION METAL CARBENE COMPLEXES AND THE ELECTROLUMINESCENT APPLICATION THEREOF

E INK HOLDINGS INC., Hsi...

1. A transition metal carbene complex, represented by the following formula:

US Pat. No. 9,517,889

CONVEYOR BELTS AND MODULES WITH TWIST-LOCK ACCESSORIES

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A conveyor belt module comprising:
a module body including:
a first side and an opposite second side;
a wall bounding a socket opening onto the first side;
an accessory including:
a plug sized to mate with the socket, the plug having an outer surface between a first end and a second end about an axis;
an appendage attached to and extending outward from the first end of the plug;
a guide mechanism formed by first coacting structure on the plug and the wall to guide the plug rotatively into a locked,
fully inserted position in the socket as the plug is rotated through a twist angle;

a locking mechanism formed by second coacting structure on the plug and the wall to lock the plug in the socket in the locked,
fully inserted position.

US Pat. No. 9,520,257

INTEGRAL MODULE WITH LIGHTED FACEPLATE DISPLAY

LABINAL, LLC, Denton, TX...

1. A faceplate assembly for a circuit breaker panel electrical module, said circuit breaker panel electrical module having
frame assembly and a number of circuit breakers, said circuit breaker panel electrical module frame assembly having a front
member and a back member, said circuit breaker panel electrical module frame assembly front member and said circuit breaker
panel electrical module frame assembly back member being spaced from each other and defining an enclosed space, said circuit
breakers each having a body with an outwardly extending movable handle, each said circuit breaker body disposed in said circuit
breaker panel electrical module frame assembly enclosed space, said faceplate assembly comprising:
a faceplate including a planar member with a first side and a second side, wherein the planar member is a compressive member
and said planar member first side has a number of opaque portions and a number of translucent portions, said planar member
defining a number of openings that are sized to receive the respective movable handles of the circuit breakers so as to prevent
a passage of light through the openings while permitting the light to pass through the translucent portions of the planar
member first side, each planar member first side translucent portion disposed adjacent one planar member opening;

a number of sources of localized illumination;
each said source of localized illumination disposed adjacent said planar member second side and adjacent a planar member first
side translucent portion and wherein said source of localized illumination may be illuminated causing a selected planar member
first side translucent portion to be illuminated, wherein said source of localized illumination is an electroluminescent backlight
that is a panel member applied to the planar member; and

a number of fasteners and a number of faceplate assembly couplings, the faceplate assembly couplings being sized and positioned
to correspond to the faceplate assembly fasteners;

wherein the faceplate planar member is spaced from the circuit breaker panel electrical module frame assembly back member
such that when said faceplate assembly fasteners are connected to said frame assembly faceplate assembly couplings, said faceplate
planar member compresses said circuit breakers in said frame assembly so as to bias the circuit breakers toward the circuit
breaker panel electrical module frame assembly back member.

US Pat. No. 9,517,242

DOSAGE FORMS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DISEASE

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being comprising orally administering zoledronic acid in
the disodium salt form to a human being in need of treatment with zoledronic acid, wherein the human being is instructed not
to eat or drink for at least 1 hour before and at least 30 minutes after the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is
administered, wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is administered in a manner that results in a bioavailability
of zoledronic acid in the human being of 1% to about 4%.

US Pat. No. 9,521,730

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION INTERFACE CIRCUIT FOR LINE-PAIR WITH DUTY CYCLE IMBALANCE COMPENSATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A device comprising:
an interface circuit configured to interface a controller with a Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) bus, wherein
the interface circuit comprises:

a diode bridge having polarity-independent input terminals configured to be coupled to the DALI bus, and further having a
positive output terminal and a negative output terminal;

a variable edge delay circuit configured to receive a transmit signal generated by the controller and to delay rising edges
of the transmit signal substantially more than falling edges of the transmit signal, or to delay falling edges of the transmit
signal substantially more than rising edges of the transmit signal;

an optocoupler having a pair of input terminals configured to receive the transmit signal from the variable edge delay circuit
and having first and second output terminals;

an amplifier having an input terminal and an output terminal, wherein the input terminal is connected to one of the first
and second output terminals of the optocoupler;

a voltage-controlled variable resistance element connected across the positive and negative output terminals of the diode
bridge, and having a control terminal for varying a resistance thereof; and

a first filter connected between the output terminal of the amplifier and the control terminal of the voltage-controlled variable
resistance element, wherein the first filter includes decoupled charge and discharge paths so as to decouple a rise time of
the transmit signal from a fall time of the transmit signal,

wherein the voltage-controlled variable resistance element is configured to couple the transmit signal to the DALI bus via
the diode bridge.

US Pat. No. 9,520,695

GALLIUM AND NITROGEN CONTAINING LASER DEVICE HAVING CONFINEMENT REGION

SORAA LASER DIODE, INC., ...

18. A method for fabricating a laser diode device, the method comprising:
providing a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member comprising a surface region, a release material overlying the
surface region, an n-type gallium and nitrogen containing material; an active region overlying the n-type gallium and nitrogen
containing material, a p-type gallium and nitrogen containing material; and an interface region overlying the p-type gallium
and nitrogen containing material;

bonding the interface region to a handle substrate; and
subjecting the release material to an energy source to initiate release of the gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member,
while maintaining attachment of the handle substrate via the interface region; and

forming an n-type contact region overlying an exposed portion of the n-type gallium and nitrogen containing material; forming
a patterned dielectric region overlying a portion of the n-type contact region; and forming a metal material overlying the
patterned dielectric region; wherein the p-type gallium and nitrogen containing material is configured as a ridge waveguide
structure to form a p-type ridge structure; wherein the patterned dielectric region is comprised of silicon oxide or silicon
nitride.

US Pat. No. 9,520,435

IMAGE SENSOR ILLUMINATED AND CONNECTED ON ITS BACK SIDE

STMicroelectronics SA, M...

6. A method, comprising:
manufacturing an image sensor, the manufacturing including:
forming insulating dielectric layer on a first side of a semiconductor layer;
simultaneously etching first trenches and second trenches starting from a second side of the semiconductor layer, the second
trenches being shallower than the first trenches;

forming dielectric liners on walls of the first and second trenches;
filling the first and second trenches with a first conductive material; and
forming a plurality of pixels in the semiconductor layer, the second trenches separating the pixels from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,518,872

THERMAL SENSOR

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermal sensor, comprising:
a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
a plurality of beads disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode, the beads defining bead cavities between
each other; and a state changing material disposed in the bead cavities, wherein the state changing material transitions between
a non-conductive state to a conductive state at a threshold temperature, wherein, in the conductive state, the state change
material electrically connects the first and second electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,521,748

MECHANICAL MEASURES TO LIMIT STRESS AND STRAIN IN DEFORMABLE ELECTRONICS

Multek Technologies, Ltd....

1. A deformable electronic comprising:
a. a deformable electronic body comprising a flexible base with one or more rigid component layers and one or flexible component
layers coupled to the flexible base; and

b. one or more material layers deposited throughout the body with a material pattern comprising a combination of interlocking
shapes, the one or more material layers attached at a specific location to modify the stress concentration of the deformable
electronic and increase its overall strength.

US Pat. No. 9,520,172

MAGNETIC MEMORY CELLS WITH LOW SWITCHING CURRENT DENSITY

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A memory cell comprising:
a substrate defined with a memory cell region;
a cell selector unit defined on the substrate, wherein the cell selector unit comprises at least one select transistor;
a storage element which comprises a magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) element coupled to the selector unit, wherein the MTJ element
comprises a free layer, a fixed layer and a tunnel barrier sandwiched between the fixed and free layers;

a spin-orbit-torque (SOT) layer coupled to the selector unit and is in direct contact with the free layer; and
a strain induced layer coupled to a digital line (DL) and in direct contact with the SOT layer, wherein when the DL is activated,
an electric field applied to the strain induced layer induces a strain on the SOT layer.

US Pat. No. 9,519,715

PERSONALIZED SEARCH

EXCALIBUR IP, LLC, Sunny...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, using a computing device, a first search query from a client, the first search query comprising a first search
term and being a command to search an index for entries matching the first search term;

retrieving, using the computing device, historical client interest data associated with the client, the historical client
interest data comprising information passively collected from the client based on the client's past actions;

identifying at least one interest category of the first search query by comparing the first search term with the historical
client interest data;

generating a relevancy score for the at least one interest category of the first search query;
dynamically selecting, using the computing device, one or more client limitations from the at least one interest category,
the selecting of the one or more client limitations based on the historical client interest data associated with the client,
on the relevance of the historical client interest data to the first search term, and on the relevancy score of the at least
one interest category;

generating a second search query, using the computing device, the second search query comprising the first search term and
the one or more client limitations;

identifying a first search result by searching, using the computing device, the index for entries matching the first search
query;

identifying a second search result by searching, using the computing device, the index for entries matching the second search
query;

transmitting, using the computing device, the second search results and a text representation of the one or more client limitations
to the client; and

transmitting, using the computing device, to the client, an indication that the first search results are available for transmission
to the client.

US Pat. No. 9,518,887

FLEXIBLE INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE FOR A SENSOR ASSEMBLY

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A sensor assembly, comprising:
a housing;
a first sensor structure disposed on a first portion of the housing, the first sensor structure configured to measure a first
pressure;

a second sensor structure disposed on a second portion of the housing, the second sensor structure configured to measure a
second pressure;

a main connector disposed on a third portion of the housing, the main connector configured to interface with an external component;
a flexible interconnect structure connected to the first sensor structure, the second sensor structure, and the main connector,
the flexible interconnect structure comprising:

a first rigid section coupled to and in electrical communication with the first sensor structure;
a first flexible section having a frontend in electrical communication with the first rigid section;
a second rigid section coupled to and in electrical communication with the second sensor structure, the second rigid section
having a frontend in electrical communication with a backend of the first flexible section;

a second flexible section having a frontend in electrical communication with a backend of the second rigid section; and
a third rigid section coupled to and in electrical communication with the main connector, the third rigid section having a
frontend in electrical communication with a backend of the second flexible section, wherein the third rigid section is configured
to receive signals from the first sensor structure and the second sensor structure;

wherein each of the first rigid section, the second rigid section, and the third rigid section is an independently rigid printed
circuit board (PCB) integrated with the flexible interconnect structure and wherein each of the first sensor structure and
the second sensor structure comprises:

a header;
a sensor element; and
one or more header pins coupled to the header and electrically coupled to the sensor element.
US Pat. No. 9,518,012

METHOD OF PREPARING CORE-SHELL COPPER NANOPARTICLES IMMOBILIZED ON ACTIVATED CARBON AND METHOD OF PREPARING CHALCOGENIDE COMPOUND USING NANOPARTICLES AS CATALYST

PUSAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY...

1. A method of preparing immobilized copper nanoparticles, the method comprising:
adding Cu(NO3)2.2.5H2O and H3BTC to an organic solvent, followed by stirring to prepare a mixture;

separating a solid product from the mixture, and drying the separated product in a vacuum to yield [Cu3(BTC)2];

adding an aqueous solution of NaBH4 dropwise to an aqueous solution of the [Cu3(BTC)2] in water to obtain reduced copper particles;

adding the reduced copper particles to a mixture of ethyl alcohol and activated carbon, followed by sonication at room temperature
and refluxing to obtain a solution of copper nanoparticles immobilized on the activated carbon; and

cooling the solution of the copper nanoparticles immobilized on the activated carbon, and purifying a product resulting from
the cooling of the solution.

US Pat. No. 9,521,769

DUAL POSITION LATCH APPARATUS

Lenovo Enterprise Solutio...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a sub-chassis slidably receivable within a chassis bay, the sub-chassis including a sub-chassis bay for slidably receiving
a component, and the sub-chassis further including a latch apparatus;

the latch apparatus comprising:
a rigid structure secured along a proximal edge of the sub-chassis;
an actuator having a fixed position relative to the rigid structure and rotatable about a longitudinal axis relative to the
sub-chassis, wherein the actuator has an accessible head portion for manual rotation and a threaded portion;

a coupling bracket threadably engaging the threaded portion of the actuator and constrained to longitudinal translational
movement, the coupling bracket having a horizontal member with a lateral slot;

a cam hook having a proximal end, a distal hook end and a central portion pivotally coupled to the rigid structure, wherein
the cam hook is constrained to pivoting about a vertical axis between a retracted position and an extended position extending
the distal hook end outward and forward relative to a first lateral side of the rigid structure to engage the chassis bay
and secure the sub-chassis within the chassis bay;

a component lock coupled to the rigid structure and constrained to lateral translational movement between a retracted position
and an extended position extending a lock arm from a second lateral side of the rigid structure to engage the component and
secure the component within the sub-chassis bay, the component lock having a longitudinal slot; and

a vertically extending pin coupled with the proximal end of the cam hook, extending through the lateral slot in the horizontal
member of the coupling bracket, and extending through the longitudinal slot in the component lock;

wherein rotation of the actuator in a first rotational direction pivots the cam hook to the extended position and moves the
component lock to the retracted position, and wherein rotation of the actuator in a second rotational direction pivots the
cam hook to the retracted position and moves the component lock to the extended position.

US Pat. No. 9,521,155

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING ON-THE-FLY DECRYPTION OF ENCRYPTED OBJECTS FOR MALWARE DETECTION

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A computerized method for decrypting an encrypted object having a predetermined format that is received by an electronic
device, the method comprising:
performing, by a processor, one or more logical operations at least on (i) data associated with a first data string expected
at a first location within the encrypted object having the predetermined format and (ii) data within the encrypted object
at the first location to recover data associated with a portion of a cryptographic key from the encrypted object;

conducting, by the processor, one or more logical operations at least on (i) the data associated with the portion of the cryptographic
key and (ii) a first portion of the encrypted object at a second location within the encrypted object to produce a result,
wherein the second location being different than the first location and the result includes a portion of data associated with
a plaintext version of a second data string that is expected at the second location;

responsive to the result including data associated with the plaintext version of the second data string, conducting one or
more logical operations by the processor at least on (i) a second portion of the encrypted object and (ii) the data associated
with the plaintext version of the second data string expected at the second location to recover data associated with the cryptographic
key, wherein the recovered data associated with the cryptographic key includes the data associated with the portion of the
cryptographic key; and

decrypting, by the processor, the encrypted object using the cryptographic key to produce a decrypted object.

US Pat. No. 9,520,660

SOCKET DEVICE AND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLY

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A socket device comprising:
a socket mounted on a circuit board and defining a sliding groove; and
an engaging member mounted to the socket and comprising a sliding piece engaged in the sliding groove;
wherein the sliding piece is slidable along the sliding groove to detach the engaging member from the socket;
wherein the socket comprises a clamping block which comprises an inclined guiding surface configured to guide the engaging
member to be mounted to the socket.

US Pat. No. 9,520,265

ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. An ion implantation apparatus comprising:
a three-stage quadrupole lens system that is used to adjust beam focusing and defocusing, the three-stage quadrupole lens
system being placed in a beam transport unit casing,

wherein the three-stage quadrupole lens system is constructed of three quadrupole lenses, linearly arranged, having an identical
central axis,

wherein the three-stage quadrupole lens system is formed such that lens bore diameters increase in stages, and lens lengths
of the three quadrupole lenses are set separately,

wherein the three-stage quadrupole lens system is configured such that a beam transport of an ion beam along a beamline in
the beam transport unit casing is achieved, the beam transport being such that a diameter of the ion beam entering the three-stage
quadrupole lens system is increased in a vertical direction and/or a horizontal direction toward a downstream side of the
beamline and the ion beam exits from the three-stage quadrupole lens system, and

wherein a power supply unit of the three-stage quadrupole lens system includes:
a separate power supply, configured to control a first quadrupole lens independently of a second quadrupole lens and a third
quadrupole lens, connected between the first quadrupole lens and a reference potential of the beam transport unit casing,

a common power supply, configured commonly for the second and third quadrupole lenses, connected between the second and third
quadrupole lenses and the reference potential of the beam transport unit casing,

wherein the ion implantation apparatus further comprises a controller configured to control the power supply unit, and comprising
a plurality of beam transport setting configurations including:

a defocusing beam transport setting configuration configured such that the ion beam exiting from the three-stage quadrupole
lens system is focused in a first direction and defocused in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, and

a focusing beam transport setting configuration configured such that the ion beam exiting from the three-stage quadrupole
lens system is focused in the first direction and focused in the second direction,

wherein the controller is further configured to select one of the plurality of beam transport setting configurations according
to a state of the ion beam, and to control the power supply unit according to the selected beam transport setting configuration,
and

wherein the defocusing beam transport setting configuration comprises a first on-off and/or voltage setting configured such
that the separate power supply applies a voltage to the first quadrupole lens only, and the focusing beam transport setting
comprising a second on-off and/or voltage setting configured such that the separate power supply and the common power supply
apply voltages to the first, second, and third quadrupole lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,517,898

PIVOT LOCK FOR A BOTTLE GRIPPER

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus for use in a container-treatment plant, said apparatus comprising a gripping-and-holding device, said gripping-and-holding
device comprising a support body, gripper arms, a locking element, and a pivot axis, wherein said gripper arms are pivotable,
wherein said gripper arms are spring loaded, wherein said gripper arms are on said support body, wherein said locking element
is on said support body, wherein said locking element pivots about said pivot axis, wherein said pivot axis is horizontal,
wherein said locking element has a locked position, wherein said locking element has a release position, wherein said locking
element pivots between said locked position and said release position, wherein said locking element pivots about said pivot
axis, and wherein, in said release position, said gripper arms are released.
US Pat. No. 9,518,272

NON-LIPOSOMAL SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY

PROTIVA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, ...

1. A composition comprising:
a plurality of nucleic acid-lipid particles, wherein each particle in the plurality of particles comprises:
(a) a nucleic acid;
(b) a cationic lipid;
(c) a non-cationic lipid; and
(d) a conjugated lipid that inhibits aggregation of particles,
wherein at least about 95% of the particles in the plurality of particles are electron-dense.

US Pat. No. 9,521,782

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PASSIVE COOLING OF COMPONENTS WITHIN ELECTRICAL DEVICES

General Electric Company,...

1. A system, comprising:
an electrical enclosure;
a first electrical unit removably disposed within the electrical enclosure, wherein the first electrical unit comprises a
first surface opposite to a second surface;

a first electrical module removably disposed within the first electrical unit, wherein the first electrical module is inserted
into the first electrical unit in a first direction from the first surface to the second surface;

a first heat spreader coupled to the first electrical module within the first electrical unit, wherein the first heat spreader
comprises a first tapered coupling;

a heat sink comprising a second tapered coupling, wherein the heat sink is parallel to the second surface of the first electrical
unit, and the second tapered coupling is configured to operatively couple with the first tapered coupling of the first heat
spreader to form a physical thermal connection that facilitates heat transfer between the first electrical module and the
heat sink; and

a backplane between the first heat spreader and the heat sink such that the backplane is adjacent to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,518,627

CHANGES ENABLING THE ELIMINATION OF PROCESSES FOR A TORSION BAR

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A torsion bar assembly for a steering column assembly, the torsion bar assembly comprising:
a first steering column shaft having a first bore;
a second steering column shaft having a second bore, the second shaft operatively coupled to the first shaft; and
a torsion bar positioned within the first and second bores, the torsion bar, the first and second bores coaxially aligned
along their respective longitudinal axes, the torsion bar comprising:

a splined first end having a first diameter extending completely to a first end face having a diameter generally the same
as the first diameter;

a splined second end having a second diameter extending completely to a second end face having a diameter generally the same
as the second diameter;

an active diameter extending between the splined first end and the splined second end; and
a minor diameter of the splined first end smaller than the active diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,517,135

CONDYLAR PROSTHESIS FOR A TEMPORO-MANDIBULAR JOINT

UNIVERSITE DE BORDEAUX, ...

1. A Condylar prosthesis (10) for a temporomandibular joint, with the condylar prosthesis (10) comprising:
a mandibular implant (12) attachable with the branch (20) of a mandible (22),

the mandibular implant (12) having a body (28) comprised of a joint head (16) connected to an anchoring stem (14), wherein,

the joint head (16) is configured to serve as a substitute mandibular condyle,

anchoring stem (14) makes possible the use of an intramedullary connection in the top (18) of the branch (20) of the mandible (22), with a distal end (24) of the anchoring stem (14) being offset toward the front (AV) of the prosthesis (10) relative to the joint head (16) and in a median plane (PM) of the prosthesis (10), and the anchoring stem (14) following a curved profile (PC) in its length (L14) and in the median plane (PM) of the prosthesis, with the direction of curvature (DC) of the anchoring stem (14) being oriented toward the front (AV) of the prosthesis, and

the mandibular implant (12) further comprises an outer connection plate (26) that is integral with the body (28) of the mandibular implant (12), the connection plate (26) comprising at least two perforations (31) that emerge for the passage of surgical screws.

US Pat. No. 9,517,995

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ISOMERIC HEXANOIC ACIDS FROM THE SUBSIDIARY FLOWS ARISING DURING THE PRODUCTION OF PENTANALS

OXEA GMBH, Oberhausen (D...

1. A process for preparing isomeric hexanoic acids comprising 2-methylpentanoic acid from the secondary streams obtained in
the preparation of pentanals, characterized in that
a) a mixture comprising linear butenes is reacted in the presence of transition metal compounds of group VIII of the Periodic
Table of the Elements with carbon monoxide and hydrogen at elevated temperature and elevated pressure to give a pentanal mixture;

b) the mixture obtained in step a) is separated into a stream enriched with 2-methylbutanal and 3-methyl-butanal, and a stream
enriched with n-pentanal;

c) the stream enriched with 2-methylbutanal and 3-methylbutanal of step b) is reacted with formaldehyde;
d) the reaction mixture obtained after step c) is selectively reacted in the presence of a hydrogenation catalyst with hydrogen
at elevated temperature and elevated pressure to give a mixture comprising 2-methylbutanal and isomeric hexanals;

e) the reaction mixture obtained in step d) is separated into a stream enriched with 2-methylbutanal and a stream enriched
with a mixture of isomeric hexanals; and

f) the mixture of isomeric hexanals obtained in step e) is oxidized to a mixture of isomeric hexanoic acids comprising 2-methylpentanoic
acid.

US Pat. No. 9,520,869

ANALOG MULTIPLEXER

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. A circuit, comprising:
several inputs and one output;
several switching circuits respectively connected between the inputs and the output,
wherein each switching circuit comprises:
a first switching module of the NMOS type having a conducting state and a non-conducting state; and
a second switching module of the PMOS type having a conducting state and a non-conducting state;
the first and second switching modules connected in parallel between the corresponding input and the output;
a first control module powered by a first power supply voltage and configured to reduce leakage currents of the first switching
module when the first switching module is in the non-conducting state; and

a second control module powered by a second power supply voltage and configured to reducing leakage currents of the second
switching module when the second switching module is in the non-conducting state; and

wherein the circuit further comprises at least one voltage selection circuit configured to deliver the second power supply
voltage equal to a greater one of the first power supply voltage and of the voltages present at the input and at the output.

US Pat. No. 9,519,492

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING INTERFACE PROPERTIES OF DATA OBJECTS

Landmark Graphics Corpora...

1. A method for accessing interface properties of a data object, comprising:
getting the data object from a first data field outside a value map in a second data field, wherein the data object includes
data values and related data; and

getting an interface property for the data object from the value map in the second data field using a computer processor.

US Pat. No. 9,521,766

HIGH DENSITY TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS WITH CABLE MANAGEMENT AND HEAT DISSIPATION FEATURES

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. A telecommunications system comprising:
a telecommunications chassis defining a top end, a bottom end, and a generally pyramidal shape, wherein a transverse cross-sectional
footprint of the chassis changes in outer dimension in a direction extending from the top end to the bottom end, the telecommunications
chassis further defining at least three intersecting sidewalls defining the generally pyramidal shape, the at least three
intersecting sidewalls each extending at an acute angle to both the top end and the bottom end, the at least three intersecting
sidewalls each defining ports for receiving exterior connectors or plugs, wherein the ports, via the exterior connectors or
plugs, are configured to provide access to electrical connection locations defined by telecommunications equipment mounted
within an interior of the telecommunications chassis, the telecommunications equipment mounted within the chassis including
a printed circuit board having a generally triangular shape defining two right-angle sides and a third side connecting the
two right-angle sides, wherein at least one of the two right-angle sides defines telecommunications connectors for connecting
to other telecommunications equipment within the chassis, and the third side defines the electrical connection locations accessible
through the ports of the telecommunications chassis.

US Pat. No. 9,521,251

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR IDENTIFYING TELEPHONE CALL

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A device, comprising:
a processor-readable non-transitory storage medium storing a set of instructions for identifying an incoming telephone call;
and

a processor in communication with the storage medium,
wherein when a first telephone affiliated with a first telephone number receives an incoming telephone call from a second
telephone number, the processor executes the set of instructions to:

determine whether a second telephone affiliated with the second phone number is in fact currently calling the first telephone
number based on both the first telephone number and the second telephone number; and

when the second telephone is not calling the first telephone number, output information indicating that the incoming telephone
call is a number-falsified telephone call.

US Pat. No. 9,518,130

USE OF ERBB3 INHIBITORS IN THE TREATMENT OF TRIPLE NEGATIVE AND BASAL-LIKE BREAST CANCERS

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of treating a patient having a tumor that expresses ErbB3and is identified as a triple negative breast cancer,
the method comprising administering to the patient an effective amount of an anti-ErbB3 antibody, or antigen-binding fragment
thereof, comprising a VH CDR1 sequence of SEQ ID NO:3, a VH CDR2 sequence of SEQ ID NO:4 and a VH CDR3 sequence of SEQ ID NO:5, and a VL CDR1 sequence of SEQ ID NO:6, a VL CDR2 sequence of SEQ ID NO:7 and a VL CDR3 sequence of SEQ ID NO:8, that binds to all or a portion of residues 92-104 of SEQ ID NO:41.

US Pat. No. 9,521,794

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. A method for producing a microelectronic device comprising a substrate and a stack comprising at least one electrically
conductive layer and at least one dielectric layer, the method comprising the following steps:
forming, from one face of the substrate, at least one pattern in depression with respect to a plane of the face of the substrate,
a wall of the pattern comprising a bottom part and a flank part, the flank part being situated between the bottom part and
the face of the substrate, the flank part comprising at least one inclined wall as far as the face of the substrate,

forming the stack, layers of the stack at least partially filling in the pattern, the forming of the stack being performed
over the entire surface of the face of the substrate,

thinning the stack at least as far as the plane of the face of the substrate so as to completely expose opposing edges of
each of said at least one electrically conductive layer flush in one plane,

after the thinning, forming at least one electrical connection member on the substrate in contact with one of the opposing
edges of said at least one electrically conductive layer while completely leaving the one of the opposing edges of said at
least one electrically conductive layer flush in said plane, wherein the step of forming an electrical connection member comprises:
depositing an electrically insulating material on said one of the opposing edges of the electrically conductive layer of the
stack, forming at least one opening in the electrically insulating material to provide an electrical contact point on said
one of the opposing edges; and depositing an electrically conductive material to form the electrical connection member, said
deposition being configured so as to pass through the at least one opening.

US Pat. No. 9,520,689

HOUSING FOR A HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
a plurality of conductive members, each comprising a contact tail, a mating contact and an intermediate portion joining the
contact tail and the mating contact;

an housing, the housing comprising a first portion and a second portion, wherein:
the intermediate portion of each of the plurality of conductive members is disposed within the housing;
the first portion has a first surface, the first surface comprising a plurality of recesses formed therein;
the second portion has a second surface, the second surface comprising a plurality of projections, the projections being disposed
within the recesses; and

the plurality of conductive members extend through the first surface and the second surface.