US Pat. No. 9,574,857

TRIP FLARE WITH FLASH BANG

COMBINED SYSTEMS, INC., ...

1. A trip flare comprising:
a body having a sidewall and a hollow interior;
a lid releasably attached to the body;
the lid including a fuse;
the interior of the body containing an illuminant composition in communication with the fuse; and
a flash bang charge composition in communication with the fuse and attached to the lid by an elongated flexible tether.

US Pat. No. 9,578,786

COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH BYPASS AIR PLENUM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system for storing data, comprising:
a rack; and
one or more computer systems mounted on the rack, at least one of the computer systems comprising:
a chassis, having an inlet end and an exhaust end, that at least partially encompasses a chassis interior;
a circuit board installed in an upstream portion of the chassis interior that is proximate to the inlet end of the chassis,
the circuit board comprising an upper surface upon which an upstream heat-producing component is installed;

at least one inlet air plenum that extends through a portion of the chassis interior above the upper surface of the circuit
board and is configured to direct an inlet air flow received from the inlet end of the chassis through at least the upstream
portion of the chassis interior in heat transfer communication with the upstream heat-producing component, such that the inlet
air flow removes heat from the upstream heat-producing component;

at least one bypass air plenum that extends through a portion of the chassis interior beneath a lower surface of the circuit
board, the at least one bypass air plenum being unencompassed by the inlet air plenum and configured to direct a bypass air
flow that is isolated from the inlet air flow to mix with the inlet air flow downstream of the upstream heat-producing component
to establish a mixed air flow; and

a downstream heat-producing component installed in a downstream portion of the chassis interior that is proximate to the exhaust
end of the chassis, wherein the downstream portion of the chassis interior is configured to direct the mixed air flow through
the chassis interior to remove heat from the downstream heat-producing component.

US Pat. No. 9,576,810

PROCESS FOR ETCHING METAL USING A COMBINATION OF PLASMA AND SOLID STATE SOURCES

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of etching a substrate having a layer of a metal formed thereon, the method comprising:
positioning the substrate in a substrate processing chamber; and
while the substrate is in the chamber, exposing the layer of copper to a plasma of an etchant gas at a temperature less than
250 degrees centigrade thereby forming one or more metal byproducts, and exposing the one or more copper byproducts to radiation
from a solid state source having a wavelength between 10-2000 nm to desorb at least one of the one or more metal byproducts,

wherein the metal is one of copper or cobalt; and
wherein the etchant gas includes at least one of a hydride compound, H2, or an oxidizer including an oxygen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,575,038

UNIVERSAL DETECTOR CALIBRANT

THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL...

1. A method of calibrating a biological detector, comprising:
training a biological detector to detect a calibration compound, wherein the calibration compound comprises an odor that is
detectable by the biological detector and is not used in an environment for which the biological detector is trained to detect
odors;

presenting the biological detector with a device comprising the calibration compound; and
determining whether the biological detector will alert to the calibration compound,
wherein the calibration compound is selected from the group consisting of perfluorooctyl bromide (PFOB), 1-bromooctane (1-BO),
perfluoro-n-heptyl iodide (PFHI), bromo-2-butene, 2-bromofluorobenzene, N-acetoacetyl-2-chloroaniline, 3-methyl-1-butanethiol,
1,2-dimethoxybenzene, (+)-trans-limonene 1,2-epoxide, and purine.

US Pat. No. 9,576,806

FINFET DEVICE WITH VERTICAL SILICIDE ON RECESSED SOURCE/DRAIN EPITAXY REGIONS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A semiconductor device structure comprising:
at least one fin field effect transistor including a fin structure including a channel region portion, a source region portion
and a drain region portion;

a metal semiconductor alloy contact structure present directly on a sidewall of at least one of the source region portion
and the drain region portion of the fin structure and present on a sidewall of epitaxial source and drain region structures;
and

a gate structure present on the channel region portion of the fin structure.

US Pat. No. 9,578,790

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power converter, comprising:
a first metal member;
a second metal member connected to the first metal member, wherein only two sections are formed within the second metal member
so that the sections are separated away from each other, and a coolant only flows in one of the two separated sections; and

at least one heating electric component main body to be respectively housed in at least one concave portion formed on the
first metal member so as to project into a space provided between the first and second metal members through which the coolant
flows, the space surrounded only by the first and second metal members.

US Pat. No. 9,575,528

POWER SUPPLY VOLTAGE CONTROL SYSTEM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A power supply voltage control system comprising:
a semiconductor integrated circuit; and
a power supply unit configured to supply a power supply voltage to the semiconductor integrated circuit,
the semiconductor integrated circuit including:
a data processing unit configured to operate in any of a plurality of operating states,
a storage unit configured to store information of a corrected voltage value required for the data processing unit to operate
in a predetermined operating state,

an interface unit configured to output, to the power supply unit, the information of the corrected voltage value stored in
the storage unit,

a clock supply unit configured to supply a clock signal having a first frequency and a clock signal having a second frequency
to the data processing unit, and

a calculation unit configured to calculate a time taken for an initial voltage value to reach the corrected voltage value
based on a difference between the initial voltage value and the corrected voltage value,

wherein the power supply unit supplies a voltage to the data processing unit based on the initial voltage value and the clock
supply unit supplies the clock signal having the first frequency to the data processing unit at startup of the semiconductor
integrated circuit,

wherein the interface unit outputs, to the power supply unit, the information of the corrected voltage value stored in the
storage unit in accordance with the voltage supplied to the data processing unit having reached the initial voltage value,

wherein the power supply unit supplies a voltage to the data processing unit based on the information of the corrected voltage
value output from the interface unit,

wherein the clock supply unit switches a clock signal to be supplied to the data processing unit from the clock signal having
the first frequency to the clock signal having the second frequency based on the initial voltage value and the corrected voltage
value, and

wherein the clock supply unit controls a timing at which the clock to be supplied to the data processing unit is switched
from the clock signal having the first frequency to the clock signal having the second frequency based on the calculated time.

US Pat. No. 9,578,793

COMPONENT SUPPLYING APPARATUS AND COMPONENT SUPPLYING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supplying apparatus for feeding a carrier tape toward a component supply position, the carrier tape having
a base tape including a plurality of recesses for accommodating components and a plurality of feed holes, the plurality of
recesses and plurality of feed holes being parallel arranged thereon in a tape longitudinal direction, and a top tape being
pasted on the base tape so as to cover the plurality of recesses, the component supply position being a position at which
one of the components is sucked by a nozzle of a transfer head of a component mounting apparatus moving in at least a horizontal
direction, the component supplying apparatus comprising:
an inclined path which feeds the carrier tape straight forward and obliquely upward;
a horizontal path which feeds the carrier tape straight forward and in a horizontal direction from a front end of the inclined
path, the horizontal path running through the component supply position;

a first sprocket wheel having teeth to engage with the plurality of feed holes of the carrier tape within the inclined path;
a second sprocket wheel having teeth to engage with the plurality of feed holes of the carrier tape within the front end of
the inclined path and a rear end of the horizontal path;

a top tape removing device disposed above a portion of the inclined path between the first sprocket wheel and the second sprocket
wheel and having a blade edge to partially remove the top tape from the base tape while on the inclined path so as to expose
the components; and

a sprocket wheel drive device to rotate the first sprocket wheel and the second sprocket wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,578,647

3GPP BEARER-BASED QOS MODEL SUPPORT ON WIFI

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented by a wireless terminal that is operative to communicate with a packet data network through a wireless
local area network (WLAN) that connects to the packet data network via a broadband access network and a core network, the
method comprising:
transmitting a request to a policy controller in the core network for a new service;
based on the request for a new service, receiving a create bearer request from an access controller in the broadband access
network to create a dedicated bearer for the new service, the create bearer request including one or more Traffic Flow Templates
(TFTs) for the dedicated bearer;

creating, by the wireless terminal responsive to the create bearer request, a dedicated bearer;
sending, by the wireless terminal to the access controller, a create bearer response including a bearer identification (ID)
for the dedicated bearer; and

thereafter, if uplink traffic from the wireless terminal matches any of the one or more TFTs, using the dedicated bearer to
transmit the uplink traffic to the packet data network through the WLAN, the broadband access network, and the core network.

US Pat. No. 9,578,774

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT UNIT

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electronic component unit, comprising:
a housing which accommodates an electronic component therein, which includes a bottom surface in a vertical direction and
a side wall surface, and to which a connection portion with electric wire is provided on the bottom surface, the connection
portion extending through the bottom surface,

wherein the bottom surface of the housing includes an inclined surface extending from a first side adjacent the side wall
surface to a second side adjacent the connection portion, and

wherein the first side of the inclined surface is positioned at a lower position in the vertical direction than the second
side of the inclined surface,

wherein said side wall surface extends in an upwardly vertical direction from the first side of the inclined surface.

US Pat. No. 9,574,981

METHOD OF ASSESSING ASPHALTENE INHIBITOR EFFICIENCY

ECOLAB USA INC., Napervi...

1. A method of assessing asphaltene inhibitor/dispersant efficacy in a crude oil, the method comprising:
a) weighing a first coupon; immersing the first coupon or a portion thereof into a first sample for a first selected time
period, the first sample comprising an aliquot of the crude oil; adding a precipitant to the first sample within the first
selected time period; removing the first coupon from the first sample at the end of the first selected time period; and drying
and weighing the first coupon;

b) weighing a second coupon; immersing the second coupon or a portion thereof into a second sample for a second selected time
period, the second sample comprising an aliquot of the crude oil and an asphaltene inhibitor/dispersant; adding the precipitant
to the second sample within the second selected time period; removing the second coupon from the second sample at the end
of the second selected time period; and drying and weighing the second coupon;

c) determining the weight of asphaltenes deposited on the first coupon and the weight of asphaltenes deposited on the second
coupon; and

d) determining the % asphaltene deposition inhibition via equation (1),
wherein an increased % inhibition indicates a more effective inhibitor/dispersant.

US Pat. No. 9,578,787

TEMPERATURE TREND CONTROLLED COOLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A information handling system (IHS), comprising:
a chassis;
a temperature sensor that is located in the chassis and that is configured to measure IHS temperatures; and
a temperature status reporting engine that is coupled to the temperature sensor and that is configured to:
determine a first IHS temperature measured by the temperature sensor;
define a last IHS temperature as the first IHS temperature;
determine a second IHS temperature measured by the temperature sensor subsequent to determining the first IHS temperature;
define a current IHS temperature as the second IHS temperature;
determine, when the current IHS temperature is above a first predetermined temperature range, an IHS temperature trend based
on the last IHS temperature and the current IHS temperature, and:

in response to the IHS temperature trend not decreasing, provide an increase cooling signal and redefine the last IHS temperature
as the second IHS temperature to provide a redefined last IHS temperature; and

in response to the IHS temperature trend decreasing, provide a maintain cooling signal and maintain the last IHS temperature
as the first IHS temperature;

determine a third IHS temperature measured by the temperature sensor subsequent to determining the second IHS temperature;
and

redefine the current IHS temperature as the third IHS temperature to provide a redefined current IHS temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,578,768

LASER-COLORED SAPPHIRE MATERIAL

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

17. An electronic device comprising:
a housing;
a cover glass coupled to the housing for protecting a display positioned within the housing;
an input surface positioned through a portion of the housing; wherein
at least one of the housing, cover glass and input button is a sapphire component comprising:
a first portion; and
a second, colored portion positioned adjacent the first portion, the second portion comprising:
a first set of atoms; and
a second set of atoms embedded with the first set of atoms, the second set of atoms of a different type than the first set
of atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,574,522

ASSEMBLY WITH CYLINDER HEAD HAVING INTEGRATED EXHAUST MANIFOLD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An assembly for an engine cylinder block having four in-line cylinders arranged in axial order as a first cylinder, a second
cylinder, a third cylinder, and a fourth cylinder, the assembly comprising:
a cylinder head with an integrated exhaust manifold that has four exhaust flow passages directing cylinder exhaust from inlets
arranged to correspond with exhaust from the four cylinders, respectively, and has only three outlets at a side face of the
cylinder head; wherein none of the exhaust flow passages of the integrated exhaust manifold overlap one another in a vertical
direction;

a twin scroll turbocharger having a housing with a first scroll passage, a second scroll passage, and only three inlets; wherein
the housing is mounted directly to the side face of the cylinder head without a flow adapter therebetween, with the three
inlets of the housing at the side face and in fluid communication with the three outlets of the cylinder head; wherein none
of the three inlets of the twin scroll turbocharger overlap in the vertical direction at the side face;

wherein the integrated exhaust manifold and the housing are configured so that two of the exhaust flow passages join in the
cylinder head to direct exhaust flow into only one of the inlets of the housing and through the first scroll passage, and
exhaust flow through the other two of the exhaust flow passages flows separately into the other two inlets in the housing
and joins in the housing to flow through the second scroll passage.

US Pat. No. 9,575,542

COMPUTER POWER MANAGEMENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A power management device for computer power management comprising:
a processor; and
a memory storing machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
determine whether instruction execution rates at a plurality of components in a computer system are constant over a plurality
of successive intervals during execution of an application running on the computer system;

determine that the application running on the computer system is executing in a stable phase based on a determination that
the instruction execution rates at the components in the computer system are constant over the plurality of successive intervals;

in response to the determination that the application is executing in the stable phase, determine total power consumption
of the computer system for each operational mode of a plurality of different operational modes of the components in the computer
system and determine a performance metric of the application for each operational node; and

select one of the plurality of different operational modes based on the performance metric of the application and the total
power consumption of the computer system determined for each operational mode.

US Pat. No. 9,572,914

COMPOSITIONS AND DEVICES INCORPORATING WATER-INSOLUBLE THERAPEUTIC AGENTS AND METHODS OF THE USE THEREOF

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A medical device comprising:
a base structure having a surface, and
a coating on the surface comprising a water-insoluble therapeutic agent solubilized within a matrix of gallate-containing
compound, wherein the coating is free of a polymeric carrier and wherein the coating adheres directly to the base structure
and forms an outermost surface of the medical device.

US Pat. No. 9,578,769

COMPONENTS OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHODS FOR THEIR ASSEMBLY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing that carries a first antenna assembly at a first end of the housing and a second antenna assembly at a second end
of the housing, the second end being opposite the first end,

wherein each of the first antenna assembly and the second antenna assembly includes:
an antenna, and
a cover plate coupled to the housing and proximate to the antenna, the cover plate being transparent at frequencies used by
the antenna for wireless communication and being opaque to light at visible frequencies, and wherein an area defined by a
backside of the housing is greater than a total area defined by each cover plate, and

wherein an outer surface of each cover plate is coplanar with the backside of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,578,728

LONG LIFE, FAIL SAFE TRAFFIC LIGHT

Dialight Corporation, Fa...

1. A method for detecting a failure in a signal light, comprising:
monitoring operation of one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) of the signal light coupled to a constant current driver;
detecting a short circuit in at least one of the one or more LEDs, wherein the detecting the short circuit comprises:
setting a voltage threshold for the signal light via a zener diode;
measuring a voltage across the one or more LEDs of the signal light;
and
determining the short circuit has occurred when the voltage falls below the voltage threshold of the zener diode causing the
zener diode to stop conducting, which causes a first transistor in communication with the zener diode to turn off; and

signaling the failure in the signal light when the short circuit is detected, wherein the signaling comprises placing the
signal light in a high impedance state by blowing a fuse in response to the voltage falling below the voltage threshold, wherein
the fuse is blown by a second transistor in communication with the first transistor that turns on in response to the first
transistor turning off.

US Pat. No. 9,578,461

LOCATION CONTEXT, SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR MEETING LOCATIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
displaying a location field of a meeting item to a user, wherein the location field is represented in a graphical user interface
and configured to display a place name, the place name comprising a character string; receiving an interaction, in the location
field on the graphical user interface, with the place name displayed in the location field of the meeting item, wherein the
interaction with the place name comprises: touching of the displayed place name or clicking or moving of a mouse over the
displayed place name; and in response to receiving the place name from the interaction with the place name,

retrieving information about a location associated with the place name from a web service; and
displaying mapping information about the location, wherein the meeting item comprises a meeting item form and the location
field comprises a location input field, wherein the place name is one of at least one location suggestion for input to the
meeting item form.

US Pat. No. 9,576,799

DOPING OF A SUBSTRATE VIA A DOPANT CONTAINING POLYMER FILM

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A method for doping a substrate, comprising:
disposing a coating of a composition comprising a block copolymer, a dopant precursor and a solvent on a substrate; where
the block copolymer is capable of phase segregating and embedding the dopant precursor while in solution or on a surface of
the substrate; and

annealing the substrate at a temperature of 550 to 1300° C. for 0.1 second to 24 hours to diffuse the dopant into the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,576,359

CONTEXT BASED ALGORITHMIC FRAMEWORK FOR IDENTIFYING AND CLASSIFYING EMBEDDED IMAGES OF FOLLICLE UNITS

The Florida International...

1. A method for extracting information of interest from an image and counting occurrences of the information of interest within
the image, the method comprising:
a. obtaining a digital image,
b. normalizing a region of interest to obtain an area for analysis,
c. enhancing information of interest in the area for analysis by removing undesired information,
d. analyzing each pixel within the enhanced information of interest in the digital image to determine those pixels within
a particular color range,

e. recording a position for each pixel within the particular color range,
f. creating a number of clustered pixels by clustering the pixels within the particular color range based upon the recorded
position of each pixel,

g. determining a number of occurrences of information of interest by the number of clustered pixels,
h. determining distances between clustered pixels, and
i. creating a graph of connected vertices on the image, wherein the vertices do not cross.

US Pat. No. 9,575,931

DETERMINING IMPLANTATION CONFIGURATION FOR A PROSTHETIC COMPONENT OR APPLICATION OF A RESURFACING TOOL

Tornier, Montbonnot Sain...

1. A method for implanting a glenoid component of a shoulder prosthesis on a scapula of a patient, the method comprising:
defining a spatial coordinate system of the scapula;
providing mapping data relating to a glenoid surface of the scapula, the mapping data being defined in the spatial coordinate
system;

determining geometric characteristics of wear of the glenoid surface from the mapping data;
determining the vector characteristics of a force resultant of forces responsible for wear of the glenoid surface from the
geometric characteristics of wear;

determing a position of implantation of the glenoid component on the scapula from the vector characteristics of the force
resultant by taking into account the action of the force resultant on the articular cooperation between the scapula as prosthesized
with the glenoid component and the humerus of the patient; and

fitting the glenoid component on the scapula in the position of implantation.

US Pat. No. 9,574,963

DEVICE FOR MONITORING A PROBE FOR MEASURING THE PRESSURE OF A FLOW

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A device for monitoring a probe for measuring the pressure of a flow; the probe comprising an internal volume and at least
one orifice connected with the outside of the volume; the device comprising:
an acoustic transmitter and receiver,
connection means connecting the device to the probe, so that the transmitter transmits an acoustic signal that is propagated
in the internal volume and so that the receiver picks up an acoustic signal observed in the internal volume,

an electronic module comprising:
an audio transmission and reception circuit, linked to the transmitter and to the receiver by an analog link,
a non-erasable memory comprising a digital encryption key,
an erasable read-only memory,
a digital communication interface, configured to transmit or receive digital signals between the outside of the device and
the audio circuit, the non-erasable memory and the erasable read-only memory.

US Pat. No. 9,572,749

DEVICE FOR TAKING SAMPLES FROM CONTAINERS

GRIFOLS WORLDWIDE OPERATI...

1. A device for taking samples from containers, the device comprises:
a container for containing a substance, the container having a first bar code thereon;
a body holding the container;
a first bar code reader facing the container and configured to read the first bar code of the container;
a cannula capable of being connected to and disconnected from the container;
a housing holding the cannula connected to the container;
a linear guide fixed to the housing;
a test tube for receiving the substance from the container, the test tube having a second bar code thereon;
a support configured to move along the linear guide and holding the test tube, wherein the support is configured to move between
a first position and a second position that is closer to the housing than the first position such that the test tube is separated
from the cannula at the first position and the test tube is connected with the container via the cannula at the second position;

a second bar code reader facing the test tube and configured to read the second bar code of the test tube; and
a blocking component placed at a point of the linear guide between two points corresponding to the first and second positions
of the support, wherein the blocking component is configured to block movement of the support between the first position and
the second position when the first bar code does not match to the second bar code.

US Pat. No. 9,578,722

METHODS FOR SELECTING AND CONTROLLING DEVICES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method, implemented in a given device and a wireless controller that performs a selection process, comprising the steps
of:
i. receiving, at the given device, a probe message from the wireless controller, and obtaining, based on the probe message,
relative position information of the given device with respect to the wireless controller;

ii. determining, at the given device, a response time to send a given device response signal to the message according to a
first predefined rule based on the relative position information of the given device;

iii. receiving, at the wireless controller, a response signal from at least one other device, wherein the response signal
from the at least one other device contains the relative position information of the at least one other device;

iv. detecting, at the given device, the response signal from the at least one other device before expiration of the response
time; and

v. deciding, at the given device, whether to send or not to send the given device response signal by: retrieving the relative
position information contained in the at least one received response signal from the at least one other device; comparing
the relative position information of the at least one other device to the relative position information of the given device,
wherein the given device response signal contains the relative position information of the given device; and sending the given
device response signal only if the at least one other device's distance to the wireless controller is greater than the distance
of the given device to the wireless controller.

US Pat. No. 9,576,970

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon-si...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
an insulating layer;
a plurality of first source layers formed substantially in the insulating layer and insulated from each other by the insulating
layer;

a plurality of conductive layers stacked substantially over the insulating layer;
channel layers that pass through the plurality of conductive layers and couple to the first source layer; and
second source layers formed substantially in the plurality of first source layers, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,575,548

APPARATUS FOR MIGRATING VIRTUAL MACHINES TO ANOTHER PHYSICAL SERVER, AND METHOD THEREOF

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus for controlling an information processing system, the apparatus comprising:
a memory; and
a control unit configured to perform a process including:
obtaining response information that includes a result of processing executed by a plurality of virtual machines that operates
on a first information processing device, in response to request information that is transmitted to the information processing
system that includes a plurality of information processing devices, the first information processing device being included
in the plurality of information processing devices;

calculating a first evaluation value that is used to evaluate a response time from transmission of the request information
to reception of the response information;

calculating a value that depends on a ratio of a processing capability of the first information processing device to a processing
capability of a second information processing device, the second information processing device being included in the plurality
of information processing devices and reserving capacity for executing the processing;

calculating an occupation proportion of a processing time of each of the plurality of virtual machines in the response time,
the processing time being a time taken by each of the plurality of virtual machines to execute the processing;

calculating, based on the first evaluation value, the value that depends on the ratio and the occupation proportion, a second
evaluation value that is used to evaluate a processing time that occurs when the virtual machines operates on the second information
processing device, the processing time being a period of time extending from transmission of the request information to reception
of the response information;

determining the second information processing device to be a migration destination candidate of the virtual machines when
the calculated second evaluation value is smaller than a first threshold value; and

migrating the virtual machines that operates on the first information processing device to the migration destination candidate
to turn off power of the first information processing device.

US Pat. No. 9,574,528

EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION ADAPTER

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. An exhaust gas recirculation adapter for an air intake system of an engine, the exhaust gas recirculation adapter comprising:
a tube portion defining an interior space therein; and
a protrusion provided on an inner surface of a bottom section of the tube portion and projecting into the interior space of
the tube portion, the protrusion including a first wall facing exhaust gases and a second wall facing intake air, the first
wall and the second wall defining a height and a width of the protrusion such that the height and the width are less than
a diameter of the tube portion; and

wherein the first wall includes a concave shaped surface configured to provide a surface for impacting of the exhaust gases
flowing in a direction opposite to the intake air and deflecting the impacted exhaust gases in a direction of flow of the
intake air.

US Pat. No. 9,578,792

MAGNETIC SHIELDING SHEET FOR DIGITIZER AND PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING SAME

AMOSENSE CO., LTD., (KR)...

1. A magnetic field shielding sheet for a digitizer, the magnetic field shielding sheet comprising:
a magnetic field shielding main sheet that is disposed on a rear surface of the digitizer to thus prevent affecting the digitizer;
and

a magnetic field shielding sub-sheet that is laminated in a dual on at least one of four side edges of the magnetic field
shielding main sheet, to prevent the digitizer from being affected by a magnesium frame inside a portable terminal device,

wherein the magnetic field shielding main sheet is made of an amorphous alloy or a nanocrystalline alloy, and comprises a
shielding layer made of a plurality of pieces by flakes, a cover layer adhered to one surface of the shielding layer, and
a double-sided tape adhered to the other surface of the shielding layer, and

wherein the magnetic field shielding sub-sheet is formed of a band shape having a certain width and is attached to a periphery
of the magnetic field shielding main sheet while having the same structure as that of the magnetic field shielding main sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,578,648

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO ENHANCE RADIO LINK PERFORMANCE IN A MULTI-CARRIER ENVIRONMENT

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A system, comprising:
a macro cell, the macro cell implementing a plurality of network layers, wherein the plurality of network layers comprise,
at least;

a physical layer; and
a media access control (“MAC”) layer; and
a small cell, the small cell implementing at least one of the plurality of network layers;
wherein the MAC layer controls the flow of data packets to and from the physical layer of the macro cell;
wherein the plurality of network layers implemented by the small cell further comprises a MAC layer;
wherein the MAC layer of the small cell coordinates with the MAC layer of the macro cell to control the flow of data packets
to and from the physical layer to the macro cell and to control the flow of data packets to and from the physical layer of
the small cell; and

wherein the MAC layer of the macro cell controls the flow of the data packets to and from the physical layer of the small
cell.

US Pat. No. 9,578,789

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE WITH LIQUID COOLING

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A power semiconductor module, comprising:
a baseplate;
a substrate arranged on the baseplate; and
a two-part cooling system arranged under the baseplate and comprising:
an upper piece connected directly to the baseplate and comprising an opening configured so as to form, with the baseplate,
a flow channel for a cooling liquid, the upper piece having a first inflow and an outflow through which the cooling liquid
can be introduced into the flow channel and removed, the upper piece further having at least one second inflow spaced apart
from the first inflow in a longitudinal direction; and

a lower piece attached to the upper piece by adhesive bonding or screws and having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet being
connected to the outflow of the upper piece and the inlet being connected to the first inflow of the upper piece, the lower
piece further having a channel branching off from the inlet, which has at least one bypass channel, which is connected to
the second inflow, so part of the cooling liquid passes through the bypass channel into the flow channel.

US Pat. No. 9,573,166

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A MULTI-LAYER COATING

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A process for the production of a multi-layer coating, the process comprising the steps of:
applying an about 10 to about 30 ?m thick coating layer from an aqueous pigmented coating composition A onto a substrate provided
with an EDC primer;

applying an about 10 to about 25 ?m thick base coat layer from an aqueous coating composition B onto the coating layer;
applying an about 30 to about 50 ?m thick clear coat layer onto the base coat layer; and
jointly bake-curing the three coating layers,
wherein aqueous pigmented coating composition A and aqueous coating composition B are different from each other,
wherein aqueous pigmented coating composition A comprises (i) binder solids (ii) free polyisocyanate, (iii) a pigment content
free of special effect pigments and comprising carbon black pigment and/or titanium dioxide pigment, and (iv) talcum filler,

wherein aqueous coating composition B consists essentially of a resin solids composition of about 10 to about 50 wt. % of
aqueous (meth)acryl copolymer latex binder, about 5 to about 45 wt. % of aqueous polyurethane binder, about 15 to about 50
wt. % of melamine formaldehyde condensate resin and 0 to about 20 wt. % of one or more other binders, and

wherein the wt. % are calculated on a solids basis and total 100 wt. %.

US Pat. No. 9,575,680

DEDUPLICATION REHYDRATION

Veritas Technologies LLC,...

1. A method for deduplication rehydration, comprising:
receiving a request to restore a backup image, the backup image being stored in a deduplication system, wherein the backup
image comprises a plurality of data segments;

determining locality information for at least one of the plurality of data segments, wherein the locality information comprises
information regarding a location of the at least one data segment in relation to each other data segment of the plurality
of data segments in the backup image;

obtaining an identifier of each data container storing the plurality of data segments of the backup image; and
determining a degree to which the plurality of data segments of the backup image are processed by prefetching.

US Pat. No. 9,578,791

INTERNAL FRAME STRUCTURE WITH HEAT ISOLATION EFFECT AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH THE INTERNAL FRAME STRUCTURE

ASIA VITAL COMPONENTS CO....

1. A mid-frame structure with heat isolation effect as applied to a handheld electronic apparatus, comprising a planar main
body and a frame unit extending along at least two opposed edges of a periphery of the main body, the frame unit including
an inner layer, an outer layer and a heat isolation layer sandwiched in-between the inner layer and the outer layer, wherein
the inner layer is positioned on an innermost side of the frame unit and adjacently connected with the main body, the outer
layer being positioned on an outermost side of the frame unit.

US Pat. No. 9,578,784

RACK AIRFLOW CONDUIT

ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K...

10. An apparatus comprising:
a frame including an air intake on a front side of the frame; and
a size adjustable conduit extendable from the frame to an air intake of a server component in a server rack and defining a
volume within the frame and the size adjustable conduit, thereby providing a channel between a front side of the server rack
to a back side of the server rack, wherein the channel isolates gas within the channel from gas within the server rack.

US Pat. No. 9,577,374

TEXTILE CONNECTOR FOR AN ELECTRONIC TEXTILE HAVING A SNAP FASTENER WITH CONTACTS

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A textile connector comprising:
a snap fastener having first and second snap segments configured to be snap fastened together such that an electronic textile
is mechanically secured therebetween with the first snap segment on one side of the electronic textile and the second snap
segment on an opposite side of the electronic textile;

a first contact held by the snap fastener, the first contact configured to be electrically connected to a first conductor
of the electronic textile to define a first signal line; and

a second contact held by the snap fastener, the second contact configured to be electrically connected to a second conductor
of the electronic textile to define a second signal line;

wherein the first and second signal lines transmit different data signals from the electronic textile to an electronic component
mounted to the electronic textile.

US Pat. No. 9,578,794

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETACHING A COMPONENT FROM A MOUNTING SURFACE

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. An apparatus for detaching a component from a mounting surface to which the component is attached by an adhesive, the apparatus
comprising:
a right-angled hook disposed on one side of the component, the right-angled hook protruding into a first space between the
component and the mounting surface, wherein the right-angled hook defines a first width and is oriented at an angle relative
to the mounting surface to project inwardly to said mounting surface towards said component;

a curved hook that is non-right angled and is disposed on another side of the component, the curved hook protruding into a
second space between the component and the mounting surface, wherein between said curved hook and said mounting surface, an
angle of curvature is defined relative to said mounting surface, wherein the curved hook defines a second width, and the first
width of the right-angled hook is less than the second width of the curved hook;

a connecting body connecting the right-angled hook and the curved hook; and
an adjusting member coupled to one of the curved hook and the right-angled hook, the adjusting member structured to adjust
a distance between the right-angled hook and the curved hook, and if the right-angled hook protrudes precisely into the first
space and the curved hook protrudes precisely into the second space then the apparatus clamps the component such that further
adjustment of the adjusting member to tighten clamping of the component will compress the curved hook, wherein the curved
hook is shaped to generate a shear force sufficient to detach the component from the mounting surface if compressed by the
further adjustment of the adjusting member.

US Pat. No. 9,578,788

INVERTER POWER MODULE PACKAGING WITH COLD PLATE

Atieva, Inc., Menlo Park...

1. A power module package, comprising:
a first cold plate, with a first cold plate cover assembled thereto, and a first power module assembled to the first cold
plate cover;

a second cold plate, with a second cold plate cover assembled thereto, and a second power module assembled to the second cold
plate cover, the second cold plate extending perpendicularly from an edge of the first cold plate; and

a third cold plate, with a third cold plate cover assembled thereto, a third power module assembled to the third cold plate
cover, the third cold plate extending perpendicularly from an edge of the second cold plate, the third cold plate parallel
to the first cold plate;

an inner nesting region of the power module package, bounded by the first cold plate, the second cold plate and the third
cold plate, the power module package configured to cool the first power module, the second power module, the third power module
and the inner nesting region of the power module package in response to a fluid flowing through the first cold plate, the
second cold plate and the third cold plate;

a first outlet, located at a juncture of the first cold plate and the second cold plate, the first outlet configured to flow
the fluid out from the first cold plate; and

a second outlet, located at a juncture of the second cold plate and the third cold plate, the second outlet configured to
flow the fluid out from the third cold plate.

US Pat. No. 9,574,559

OIL PUMP ROTOR

DIAMET CORPORATION, Niig...

1. An oil pump rotor for use in an oil pump transferring a fluid by drawing in and discharging said fluid as volumes of cells
formed between tooth surfaces of two rotors that change when said two rotors rotate while being engaged with each other, said
oil pump rotor comprising:
an inner rotor having n (n is a natural number) external teeth, said inner rotor exhibiting a tooth tip shape established
by an epicycloid curve that is generated by a first outer rolling circle Di externally tangent to and rolling on a base circle
bi of said inner rotor without slipping and a tooth groove shape established by a hypocycloid curve that is generated by a
first inner rolling circle di internally tangent to and rolling within said base circle bi without slipping;

an outer rotor having n+1 internal teeth, said outer rotor exhibiting a tooth groove shape established by an epicycloid curve
that is generated by a second outer rolling circle Do externally tangent to and rolling on a base circle bo of said outer
rotor without slipping and a tooth tip shape established by a hypocycloid curve that is generated by a second inner rolling
circle do internally tangent to and rolling within said base circle bo without slipping; and

a casing having an intake port for drawing in a fluid and a discharge port for discharging the fluid, wherein
the inner and outer rotors are formed to satisfy:
? bi=n(? Di+? di), ? bo=(n+1)·(? Do+? do);

? Di+? di=2e;

? Do>? Di, ? di>? do, (? Di+? di)<(? Do+? do),

and,
0.3?((? Do+? do)?(? Di+? di))·(n+1)/t?0.6;

or,
? bi=n·(? Di+? di), ? bo=(n+1)·? Do+? do)

? Do+? do=2e
? Do>? Di, ? di>? do, (? Di+? di)<(? Do+? do)

and,
0.3?((? Do+? do)?(? Di+? di))·n/t?0.6

where ? bi, ? Di, ? di, ? bo, ? Do, ? do, e, and t respectively indicate a diameter of said base circle bi, a diameter of
said first outer rolling circle Di, a diameter of said first inner rolling circle di, a diameter of said base circle bo, a
diameter of said second outer rolling circle Do, a diameter of a second inner rolling circle do, an eccentricity amount between
said inner rotor and a said outer rotor and a clearance between said inner rotor and said outer rotor.

US Pat. No. 9,575,489

METHOD OF ERROR DETECTION OF AN AIRCRAFT FLIGHT MANAGEMENT AND GUIDANCE SYSTEM AND HIGH-INTEGRITY FLIGHT MANAGEMENT AND GUIDANCE SYSTEM

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

16. A system for flight management and guidance of an aircraft with high integrity comprising:
a first FMS assembly comprising:
a part called the calculation part of the first FMS assembly comprising:
a first navigation database and a first performance database,
a first position calculation module configured to calculate a first reference position on the basis of data arising from onboard
sensors and the databases,

a first trajectory calculation module configured to calculate a first reference trajectory on the basis of data arising from
onboard sensors and the databases,

a first reference guidance module configured to generate a first reference guidance order, on the basis of the first reference
position and of the first reference trajectory

a part called the monitoring part of the first FMS assembly configured to
monitor the integrity of the first reference position on the basis of at least part of the data arising from onboard sensors,
store the first reference trajectory transmitted by the calculation part of the first FMS assembly,
generate a first monitoring guidance order calculated on the basis of the first reference position and of the first stored
reference trajectory,

monitor the integrity of the first reference guidance order with the first monitoring guidance orderthe said flight management and guidance system further comprising
a first automatic pilot comprising:
a reference part configured to generate a first reference flight control on the basis of the first reference guidance order,
a monitoring part configured to generate a first monitoring flight control, on the basis of the first reference guidance order,
the said first automatic pilot being further configured to verify the consistency of the first reference flight and monitoring
commands,

the flight management and guidance system being further configured to invalidate the first FMS assembly and the first associated
automatic pilot, when the first reference position is not monitored as being dependable or when the reference flight and monitoring
commands are inconsistent.

US Pat. No. 9,573,446

SWING DOOR ACTUATION SYSTEM HAVING A POWER SWING DOOR ACTUATOR AND A CONTROL SYSTEM

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A method for controlling a swing door actuation system for moving a vehicular swing door relative to a vehicle body, wherein
the actuation system includes an extensible member connected to the swing door or the vehicle body, a motor, a clutch operatively
connected to the motor and the extensible member, comprising the steps of:
engaging the clutch to couple the motor to the extensible member and move the extensible member in response to an indication
that a user wishes to initiate a powered opening or powered closing of the swing door;

disengaging the clutch to uncouple the motor from the extensible member in response to an indication that the user wishes
to manually move the swing door;

sending a signal from an actuated manual movement switch to a control system providing the indication that the user wishes
to manually move the swing door, wherein the control system is configured to disengage the clutch in response to receipt of
the signal from the actuated manual movement switch;

sensing movement of the extensible member at a time when the motor is unpowered and sending a signal from a position sensor
to the control system indicating that the user wishes to manually move the swing door in response to movement of the extensible
member; and

sending a manual movement signal to the control system in response to sensing that the motor is urged at a speed greater than
a threshold design speed.

US Pat. No. 9,573,100

COMPACT DISPENSER FOR CHEMICALS AND OTHER CONCENTRATED LIQUIDS

Amram Levy, Aventura, FL...

1. A portable compact proportion fluid dispenser for combining a concentrated product with water and dispensing the resulting
mixed solution, comprising:
a flow housing comprising an inner flow chamber, the inner flow chamber including a narrowing region;
a selection knob for selecting a concentrated product to mix with water;
a selector valve connected to the selection knob, the selection valve comprising a central, axial channel and a radial channel
in fluid communication with the central, axial channel;

a valve mechanism located in the flow housing, the valve mechanism including a valve plate located downstream of the selector
valve, a valve ball disposed in the valve plate, and a valve spring located downstream of the valve ball;

a water flow activation button connected to the flow housing, the water flow activation button including a flow block piston
located within the inner flow chamber,

wherein when the water flow activation button is not pressed the flow block piston prevents water from flowing into the inner
flow chamber;

a plurality of tubes connected in fluid communication with the selector valve and each tube in fluid communication with a
respective concentrate pouch, each pouch containing a concentrated product; and

a dispenser nozzle on one end of the portable compact proportion fluid dispenser,
wherein the dispenser is coupled to a water supply pipe and the selection knob is set to select one of the plurality of concentrate
pouches such that when the water flow activation button is pressed water will flow through the inner flow chamber thereby
precipitating a venturi draft siphoning a selected concentrated product through a respective tube and into the narrowing region
thereby mixing the water and the selected concentrated product into a solution for dispensing at the dispenser nozzle, and

wherein when the water flow activation button is released the valve ball closes the inner flow chamber from fluid communication
with the plurality of tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,578,767

COVER FOR AN ELECTRONIC MODULE

TYCO ELECTRONICS CORPORAT...

1. A cover for an electronic module, the electronic module having a housing holding an electrical component and a circuit
board for operating the electrical component, the cover comprising:
a cover plate having an interior surface and an exterior surface extending to an outer perimeter, the cover plate having a
dielectric body, the interior surface configured to face an interior of the housing and the circuit board, the cover plate
being generally planar, wherein a majority of at least one of the interior surface and the exterior surface includes a conductive
layer to provide electrical shielding for the cover plate;

a connector portion formed integrally with the cover plate, the connector portion and cover plate defining a unitary structure,
the connector portion comprising a plurality of contact channels formed therethrough, the connector portion comprising a shroud
extending from the exterior surface of the cover plate, the shroud surrounding a receptacle configured to receive a plug connector
therein; and

a plurality of contacts held in corresponding contact channels, the contacts having mating ends positioned in the receptacle
for mating with the plug connector, the contacts having mounting ends exposed beyond the interior surface for mounting to
the circuit board;

wherein the conductive layer is remote from the contact channels such that the dielectric body of the cover plate is provided
between the conductive layer and the contact channels to electrically isolate the contacts from the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,578,716

APPARATUS FOR USING HEAT PIPES IN CONTROLLING TEMPERATURE OF AN LED LIGHT UNIT

Dialight Corporation, Fa...

1. A method for controlling a temperature of at least one light emitting diode (LED) in a vehicle comprising:
receiving a predefined temperature threshold selected by a driver of the vehicle via a controller located in a display console
of the vehicle;

receiving a temperature reading of said at least one LED;
comparing said temperature reading to the predefined threshold selected by the user; and
adjusting a temperature of said at least one LED via at least one heat pipe that removes heat away from the at least one LED
via a metal portion of the vehicle connected to the at least one heat pipe based upon said comparing, wherein said at least
one heat pipe comprises an interior volume filled with a working fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,576,941

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:
a plurality of light-emitting elements face-down mounted on a substrate;
a plurality of structures, each of the plurality of structures comprising:
a transparent plate;
a phosphor-containing film provided on a lower surface of the transparent plate; and
a transparent covering layer provided on the lower surface of the transparent plate so as to cover lower and side surfaces
of the phosphor-containing film, the structures being each provided on each of the plurality of light-emitting elements such
that a lower surface of the transparent covering layer contacts a top surface of the plurality of light-emitting elements;
and

a white reflector to cover a side surface of the plurality of light-emitting elements and a side surfaces of the transparent
covering layer,

wherein at least a portion of a region directly above a gap between the plurality of light-emitting elements is not covered
with the phosphor-containing film, and

wherein a width of the phosphor-containing film is less than a width of the transparent plate.

US Pat. No. 9,575,549

MOTHERBOARD AND COMPUTER CONTROL SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A motherboard, comprising:
a north bridge chipset outputting a sleep control signal with a first state;
a basic input output system (BIOS) setting a sleep mode, when the north bridge chipset obtains a first mode signal, and setting
a computer that includes the motherboard to be in asleep state;

a first video graphics array (VGA) connector obtaining a switch signal; and
a controlling module obtaining the sleep control signal with the first state from the north bridge chipset; wherein the control
module is electrically coupled to the first VGA connector to receive the switch signal;

wherein when the controlling module obtains the switch signal, and outputs the first mode signal to the north bridge chipset
according to the switch signal and the sleep control signal with the first state, the north bridge chipset controlling the
computer to be in asleep state;

wherein the north bridge chipset outputting the sleep control signal with a second state to the controlling module according
the first mode signal; and

wherein when the controlling module obtains the sleep control signal with the second state, and obtains the switch signal
once again, the controlling module transmits the switch signal to the north bridge chipset, and the computer is waken up.

US Pat. No. 9,574,879

MEMS ANGULAR INERTIAL SENSOR OPERATING IN TUNING FORK MODE

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A micro-machined inertial angular sensor comprising:
two vibrating masses, machined in a generally plane support wafer, which are mobile with respect to the wafer and mobile with
respect to one another, suspended from fixed anchoring points of the wafer by suspension springs and coupled together by coupling
springs so as to vibrate in phase opposition,

at least one transducer for exciting a vibration motion of one of the masses along a direction X in the plane of the wafer,
a transducer for exciting this mass along a direction Y perpendicular to the direction X and in the plane of the wafer, a
transducer for detecting a vibration of one of the masses along the direction X and a transducer for detecting a vibration
of one of the masses along the direction Y, the excitation transducers and detection transducers each comprising a pair of
interdigitated combs having a mobile comb formed of a row of teeth fastened to the vibrating mass and a fixed comb formed
of a row of teeth fastened to a fixed electrode, the interdigitation of the teeth at rest being dissymmetric, and

at least one first frequency adjustment electrostatic transducer, as interdigitated combs with symmetric interdigitation at
rest, able to apply an adjustable electrostatic stiffness to the vibrating mass along the direction X, and a second frequency
adjustment electrostatic transducer similar to the first and able to apply to the vibrating mass an adjustable electrostatic
stiffness along the direction Y,

wherein the two mobile vibrating masses are disposed one around the other, as an inner mass and an outer mass, and their centres
of gravity coincide at rest,

wherein the coupling springs are each linked on one side to the inner mass and on the other to the outer mass and they have
identical stiffnesses along the direction X and along the direction Y,

wherein the stiffnesses of the springs for suspending the inner mass are identical along the direction X and along the direction
Y and the stiffnesses of the springs for suspending the outer mass are identical along the direction X and along the direction
Y, and they are proportional to the values of the respective masses, and

wherein the mobile assembly consisting of a vibrating mass and the parts of transducers fastened to this mass has a structure
which is generally symmetric with respect to an axis of symmetry OX parallel to the direction X and passing through the centre
of gravity of the mass, and also generally symmetric with respect to an axis of symmetry OY parallel to the direction Y and
passing through the centre of gravity of the mass.

US Pat. No. 9,572,673

INTERPOSITION IMPLANTS FOR THE HAND

Tornier, Montbonnot Sain...

1. An implant adapted to couple a first bone of a hand of a subject to a second bone of the hand of the subject, the implant
comprising:
a body defining:
a median plane;
a first joint surface having an area configured to come into direct contact with the first bone;
the first joint surface having a first central region adapted to articulate with the first bone;
a second joint surface having an area configured to come into direct contact with the second bone:
the second joint surface having a second central region adapted to articulate with the second bone, and the second central
region being disposed on an opposite side of the median plane of the body relative to the first central region;

wherein the first central region and the second central region correspond to profiles of a first axial segment and a second
axial segment, respectively, the first and second axial segments are each one of a cylinder, a cone and a torus and are centered
on a first axis and a second axis, respectively, and the first and second axes, as projected on the median plane, are substantially
perpendicular to each other,

wherein the body further defines a peripheral surface connecting the first joint surface and the second joint surface, the
peripheral surface defining a peripheral groove adapted to slidably receive a ligament of the hand of the subject coupled
to the body,

wherein the peripheral groove has a depth which varies over the peripheral surface of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,578,775

LGA SOCKET TERMINAL DAMAGE PREVENTION

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A land grid array (LGA) socket apparatus for preventing LGA socket terminal damage, comprising:
an LGA socket, with two guide rails provided respectively on inner sides of two opposite side walls of the LGA socket, a height
of a top surface of each guide rail from a bottom of the LGA socket being greater than a height of LGA socket terminals from
a bottom of the LGA socket, and a length of each guide rail being smaller than a length of an inner side of the side wall,

wherein the guide rails are configured to support at least two protrusions provided respectively at corners at opposite sides
of an integrated circuit chip assembly when the integrated circuit chip assembly is slid into the LGA socket from a side,
and

wherein the guide rails are configured to, when the integrated circuit chip assembly is slid to an end of the guide rail,
enable the at least two protrusions to fall into gaps between an end of the guide rails and an end wall of the respective
LGA socket, so that the integrated circuit chip assembly is installed in the LGA socket.

US Pat. No. 9,576,876

ORGANIC-INORGANIC HYBRID THIN FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

BASF Coatings GmbH, Muen...

1. A hybrid organic/inorganic thin film, represented by Formula 1:
[M-X-R1-Y-]m-  [Formula 1]

where
m is 1 or more,
R1 is a substituted or an unsubstituted C1-20 alkyl, C5-20 cycloalkyl, or aryl or heteroaryl with an atomic number of 5-60,

M is selected from the group consisting of Zn, Sn, In, Cd, Ga, Al, Ti, Si, V, Mn, Fe, Co, Cu, Zr, Ru, Mo, Nb, and W,
X and Y are each selected from the group consisting of O, S, N, NH and CO, and
one of X and Y is S.

US Pat. No. 9,574,783

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TWO STAGE COOLING OF AMBIENT AIR

HOLLICK SOLAR SYSTEMS LIM...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a radiating panel mountable to one or more of a surface and a building such that the radiating panel is directed towards a
night sky and cooled due to radiation heat loss from the radiating panel to the night sky, and air proximal to the radiating
panel is cooled by transferring heat to the radiating panel which radiates the heat via the radiation heat loss, the radiating
panel being sloped such that ambient air proximal a non-perforated upper portion of an outer surface of the radiating panel
flows along the non-perforated upper portion of the outer surface towards a lower portion of the outer surface of the radiating
panel as the ambient air cools, the ambient air being further cooled due to further contact with the radiating panel as the
ambient air flows towards the lower portion;

a plurality of air openings in the lower portion of the outer surface of the radiating panel, for the ambient air cooled by
the radiating panel to pass there through as the ambient air flows along the outer surface; and,

an air collection space defined at least in part by the radiating panel for receiving cooled ambient air passing through the
plurality of air openings, the air collection space connectable to a passageway for drawing the cooled ambient air for use
in a cooling procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,573,786

DIVERTER, MEDIUM HANDLING APPARATUS AND FINANCIAL DEVICE

LG CNS CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. A diverter comprising:
a rotation shaft;
at least one first blade connected to the rotation shaft to rotate together with the rotation shaft; and
one or more second blades idly coupled to the rotation shaft;
wherein, when the rotation shaft rotates to divert a transfer path of a medium, each of the second blades rotates after the
first blade starts rotating at a predetermined angle, and

wherein the at least one first blade and the one or more second blades are alternately coupled to the rotation shaft in a
longitudinal direction of the rotation shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,572,512

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING FLUID CONTENT OF TISSUE

KYMA MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A diagnostic apparatus, comprising:
one or more antennas configured to be disposed on a thorax of a body of a patient so as to direct radio frequency (RF) electromagnetic
waves through a lung in the body and to output signals responsively to the RF electromagnetic waves that have passed through
the lung; and

processing circuitry configured to:
process the signals to determine a path characteristic of the RF electromagnetic waves,
compare the path characteristic to one or more benchmark path characteristic values corresponding to identified levels of
fluid content of lungs, and

determine fluid content of the lung based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,575,676

METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING STORAGE SYSTEM DATA

FalconStor, Inc., Melvil...

1. A method for synchronizing a first unit of data stored in a primary storage system and a second unit of data stored in
a backup storage system and corresponding to the first unit of data, the method comprising:
transmitting, by the primary storage system, a random value to the backup storage system in a command to encode the random
value using a first digest of a second unit of data stored by the backup storage system;

deriving, by the backup storage system, a first encoded value using the first digest of the second unit of data and the random
value, in response to the command;

transmitting, by the backup storage system, the first encoded value to the primary storage system;
deriving, by the primary storage system, a second encoded value using a second digest of a first unit of data stored by the
primary storage system and the random value, the first unit of data corresponding to the second unit of data;

comparing, by the primary storage system, the first encoded value and the second encoded value;
sending, by the primary storage system, a copy of the first unit of data to the backup storage system, if the first encoded
value and the second encoded value are not the same; and

storing, by the backup storage system, the received copy.

US Pat. No. 9,575,466

SENSOR-ENABLED FASHION TIMEPIECE

Fossil Group, Inc., Rich...

1. A method of manufacturing timepieces, the method comprising:
receiving a plurality of substantially identical timepiece bodies, each timepiece body comprising an interior surface that
defines a cavity, each timepiece body comprising a movement in the cavity that operates independent of a case back;

applying sensor-enabled case backs to a first set of the timepiece bodies, each sensor-enabled case back comprising a sensor
package comprising:

a sensor that monitors a timepiece user; and
a battery that powers the sensor; and
applying shell case backs to a second set of the timepiece bodies, each shell case back, when applied, having no sensor package;
wherein the sensor-enabled case back comprises a light-emitting device positioned on a perimeter of the sensor-enabled case
back.

US Pat. No. 9,574,534

REINFORCED END CAP ASSEMBLY FOR PRESSURE VESSEL

MILLENNIUM INDUSTRIES COR...

1. A fuel rail assembly, comprising:
a fluid conduit extending along a first longitudinal axis and having a body portion with inside and outside surfaces, said
conduit having an opening at one of first and second longitudinal ends thereof, said fluid conduit further having an inlet
configured to be coupled to a high-pressure fuel pump, at least one outlet, and a conduit interior forming a fluid flow passageway
between said inlet and said at least one outlet configured to allow for fluid communication therebetween;

an end cap assembly mounted to said fluid conduit and configured to cover and close said opening, said end cap assembly including:
a cup having a free edge that defines an aperture that leads to a cup interior, said cup having an inner surface facing said
cup interior; and

a reinforcement mounted to said inner surface of said cup.

US Pat. No. 9,573,047

AUTOMATIC CARD SNUFFLER

1. An automatic card shuffler comprising:
a pre-shuffle bin configured to receive one or more decks of cards;
a random number generator for randomly selecting a number between one and a total number of cards in said one or more decks
of cards, said randomly-selected number representing a specific card in said one or more decks of cards;

a card-selector assembly having an upper body and stationary lower body collectively defining said pre-shuffle bin, said upper
body movable in a horizontal direction relative to said stationary lower body;

a stepper motor configured to raise and lower a base of said pre-shuffle bin responsive to said randomly-selected number to
align said specific card with a gap formed by said upper body and lower body when aligned, wherein said upper body moves in
a horizontal direction relative to said stationary lower body breaking said one or more decks of cards into a horizontally
offset upper portion of one or more cards and a lower portion of zero or more cards with a bottom card of said upper portion
of one or more cards being said specific card; and

a drive mechanism positioned below said upper body and adjacent to said lower body, said drive mechanism configured to propel
said specific card from a group of one or more cards moved by said upper body at least partially out of said pre-shuffle bin.

US Pat. No. 9,578,772

CABINET FRAME ENCLOSURES, FRAME MEMBERS AND CORRESPONDING METHODS

Emerson Network Power, En...

1. An electrical equipment cabinet comprising:
multiple frame members defining four sides, a top, and a bottom of the cabinet, each frame member including an external portion,
the external portion defining at least one channel and at least one surface;

multiple corner copulas positioned between the frame members for coupling adjacent frame members, wherein each corner copula
defines at least one copula channel aligned with the at least one channel of an adjacent one of the multiple frame members;
and

a panel mounted to four adjacent ones of the multiple frame members via fasteners received in the at least one channel of
each of the four adjacent ones of the multiple frame members;

wherein each frame member has a same cross-sectional profile.

US Pat. No. 9,578,779

FRONT RACK CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND APPARATUS

SANDISK TECHNOLOGIES LLC,...

1. An apparatus for front rack cable management for a rack-mounted equipment module supported in an equipment rack by a rack-mount
support, the apparatus comprising:
a cable management device for routing cables from a front side of the equipment rack to a front end of the rack-mount support,
the cable management device including:

an articulated arm assembly with a rear segment configured to be connected to a stationary mount that is immovable relative
to the equipment rack and a front segment configured to be connected to a movable mount that moves with a front end of the
rack-mount support; and

an articulation joint interconnecting the front and rear segments;
wherein the cable management device is configured to move between a folded state when the rack-mount support is in a retracted
operational position within the equipment rack and an extended state when the rack-mount support is in a service position
extending forwardly out from the equipment rack, wherein when in the retracted operational position, the front end of the
rack-mount support is configured to be located proximal to the front side of the equipment rack, and wherein the cable management
device is configured to be disposed substantially below the rack-mount support in both the folded state and the extended state.

US Pat. No. 9,578,766

COVER OPENING DETECTION USING HALL SENSOR

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A display terminal comprising:
a first body having a front surface and a back surface;
a second body coupled to the first body via a joint, the second body being configured to substantially reach the back surface
of the first body when the second body is opened; and,

a Hall sensor disposed in the first body, the Hall sensor comprising a magnetic field sensing surface and being configured
to directly sense a magnetic field generated by a magnet disposed in the second body,

wherein the magnetic field substantially vertically passes the magnetic field sensing surface of the Hall sensor;
wherein the magnetic field sensing surface is disposed at a slope with respect to the front surface of the first body;
wherein an angle of opening between the second body and the front surface of the first body ranges between approximately 0
degree and approximately 360 degrees;

wherein the Hall sensor comprises a Hall element disposed on a semiconductor substrate;
wherein the Hall element is configured to sense a first magnetic field in response to the second body covering the front surface
of the first body, and a second magnetic field in response to the second body reaching the back surface of the first body;
and

wherein a direction of the first sensed magnetic field is substantially opposite to a direction of the second sensed magnetic
field.

US Pat. No. 9,578,730

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation system comprising:
a first laser apparatus configured to output a first pulse laser beam;
a second laser apparatus configured to output a second pulse laser beam;
a chamber;
a target generation unit configured to output a target to a predetermined region in the chamber;
a laser controller configured to control the first laser apparatus and the second laser apparatus so that the target is irradiated
with the first pulse laser beam, the target being turned into a secondary target by being irradiated with the first pulse
laser beam, and so that the secondary target is irradiated with the second pulse laser beam;

a focusing optical system configured to concentrate the first pulse laser beam to the target and concentrate the second pulse
laser beam to the secondary target;

a plurality of scattered light detectors each configured to detect both scattered light from the target irradiated with the
first pulse laser beam and scattered light from the secondary target irradiated with the second pulse laser beam; and

an EUV light generation controller configured to control at least an optical path of the first pulse laser beam on a basis
of results of detection of the scattered light from the target irradiated with the first pulse laser beam and then control
an optical path of the second pulse laser beam on a basis of results of detection of the scattered light from the secondary
target irradiated with the second pulse laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,575,571

CONTACT TYPE FINGER MOUSE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

Yoon-Jae Lee, Seoul (KR)...

1. A contact type finger mouse, comprising:
a pressure sensor unit configured to detect a pressure generated between a finger and a fixed surface through a plurality
of pressure sensors fixed at a lower part of the finger;

a signal processing unit configured to determine a movement direction and a movement speed value of a mouse pointer based
on pressure values obtained through the detection; and

a signal transmission unit configured to generate control data including information on the determined movement direction
of the mouse pointer and the movement speed value and transmit the data to an interworking device,

wherein the signal processing unit analyzes a distribution of a pressure of a contact area between the finger and the fixed
surface and determines the movement direction of the mouse pointer, and

wherein the signal processing unit determines whether there is a pressure sensor that obtains a pressure value equal to or
greater than a first threshold value through the detection, determines the pressure sensor that obtains a pressure value equal
to or greater than the first threshold value as a contact sensor positioned in the contact area between the finger and the
fixed surface when there is the pressure sensor that obtains a pressure value equal to or greater than the first threshold
value, determines a center of the contact area and a center of gravity of the pressure based on pressure values of the plurality
of pressure sensors, determines a direction from the determined center of the contact area to the center of gravity of the
pressure as the movement direction of the mouse pointer, and determines the movement speed value of the mouse pointer based
on a sum of the determined pressure values of the contact sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,575,478

CONFIGURING A SET OF DEVICES OF A STRUCTURE

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A method of configuring a set of fixed devices of a structure, comprising:
loading a structure floor plan to a mobile computing device, wherein the structure floor plan is associated with the structure,
and wherein the structure floor plan provides approximate placement of the set of fixed devices within the structure, but
does not include complete information of which fixed devices are placed at one or more approximate placement locations within
the structure;

communicating, by the mobile computing device, with one or more of the set of fixed devices, wherein the set of fixed devices
each have a fixed location within the structure;

communicating, by each of the one or more of the set of fixed devices, a device identifier and a proximity dependent information
of the fixed device back to the mobile computing device, wherein the proximity dependent information of each of the one or
more of the set of fixed devices allows the mobile computing device to estimate a proximate location of each of the one or
more of the set of fixed devices;

placing, by the mobile computing device, each of the one or more of the set of fixed devices on the structure floor plan based
at least in part on the proxmity dependent information, wherein the placing supplements the structure floor plan with information
about which fixed devices are placed at which of the one or more approximate placement locations of the loaded structure floor
plan of the structure; and

providing an in-range list of fixed devices on a user-interface of the mobile computing device based on the estimated proximate
location of each of the one or more of the set of fixed devices, wherein the user interface allows a user to select a fixed
device from the list, and further, communicate a command to the fixed device, wherein the fixed device provides a user-observable
feedback in response to being selected, wherein observable feedback allows the user to identify and confirm the placement
of the fixed device.

US Pat. No. 9,578,765

HOLE PLUG DEVICE

Robroy Industries, Inc., ...

1. A hole plug for plugging a hole in a panel, said hole plug comprising:
a cover having a first side and a second side and defining a peripheral edge;
a threaded member having a first end and a second end, said second end of said threaded member attached to said second side
of said cover and axially extending in a direction away from said cover, wherein a radial distance between said threaded member
and the peripheral edge on said second side of said cover is less than or equal to one-half inch; and

a fastener threadably attached to said threaded member, whereby rotation of said fastener adjusts a longitudinal distance
between said fastener and said second end of said threaded member, said fastener comprising;

an annular body having a first end and a second end, said body defining an internally threaded center passageway for receiving
said threaded member;

a flange having a first surface and a second surface, said first surface of said flange attached to said second end of said
body; and

a pair of tabs opposed to each other and integrally attached to both said first surface of said flange and said body, said
tabs extending from said first end to said second end of said body and extending radially in a direction away from said center
passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,578,711

LED DRIVER, LIGHTING DEVICE AND LED BASED LIGHTING APPLICATION

EldoLAB Holding B.V., So...

1. An LED based lighting application comprising:
an LED driver for powering an LED fixture, the LED driver comprising:
a power converter for converting an input power to an output power for powering the LED fixture;
a control unit arranged to control an output characteristic of the LED driver; and
an application terminal connected to the control unit for connecting the control unit to a lighting device;
wherein the lighting device comprises:
an LED fixture and/or a sensor
an i/o terminal connectable to the application terminal of the LED driver; and
a control unit connected to the i/o terminal for providing a control signal to the application terminal of the LED driver;
wherein the control unit of the LED driver is further arranged to convert the control signal to a command, to provide the
command to a protocol stack of the control unit and to control the output characteristic based on the command.

US Pat. No. 9,578,795

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXTRACTING COMPONENTS

Li Tong (H.K.) Telecom Co...

1. A system for extracting one or more components from an electronic device, the system comprising:
a preheating module arranged to heat an electronic device with one or more components bounded thereto by a bonding substance
to a predetermined temperature so as to substantially weaken the bonding substance

a computerized controller arranged to receive layout data of the electronic device and information associated with at least
one selected components to be removed from the electronic device;

an extraction module comprising:
an engagement mechanism arranged to engage the electronic device; and
a robotic arm operably connected with and controlled by the computerized controller to automatically extract the at least
one selected components from the heated electronic device based on the layout data and the information; and

a conveyor system arranged to transfer the heated electronic device in single pass from the preheating module to the extraction
module.

US Pat. No. 9,578,742

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:
a first circuit layer;
a first dielectric layer disposed on the first circuit layer, wherein the first dielectric layer has at least one first hole
exposing a portion of the first circuit layer;

a second dielectric layer disposed on the first circuit layer and the first dielectric layer, wherein the second dielectric
layer has at least one trench and at least one second hole disposed in the first hole, the second hole exposing the first
circuit layer, the trench exposing the first dielectric layer;

a second circuit layer disposed in the trench; and
a conductive via disposed in the second hole without contacting the first hole, wherein a diameter of the second hole is smaller
than a diameter of the first hole, and the conductive via has a bottom surface, a top surface, and a side surface connecting
the bottom surface and the top surface.

US Pat. No. 9,578,724

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING FLICKER

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. An illumination device, comprising:
a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) chains;
a driver circuit configured for driving the plurality of LED chains with drive currents substantially continuously to produce
illumination, periodically turning the plurality of LED chains off during a first period to take measurements or communicate
optical data, and supplying a non-operative drive current to each LED chain, one chain at a time, during short durations of
time to measure an operating forward voltage developed across each LED chain; and

a control circuit configured for determining respective drive currents needed to achieve a desired luminous flux from each
LED chain using the operating forward voltages measured across each LED chain, a table of calibration values and one or more
interpolation techniques, wherein during the first period, the control circuit instructs the driver circuit to increase the
respective drive currents supplied to the plurality of LED chains by a small amount when the plurality of LED chains are on
to compensate for a decrease in or lack of illumination when the LED chains are periodically turned off during the first period.

US Pat. No. 9,576,873

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGING SYSTEM WITH ROUTABLE TRACE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd., ...

1. A method of manufacture of an integrated circuit packaging system comprising:
forming a lead having a top lead side opposite a bottom lead side;
forming routable traces directly on the top lead side, the routable traces having a top plate mounted thereon, and a portion
of the routable traces completely covering a side of the top plate facing the routable traces;

mounting an integrated circuit partially over the routable traces;
forming an encapsulation over and around the routable traces and the integrated circuit;
forming a hole through the encapsulation to the top plate; and
forming a protective coat having a top coat side directly on a side of the routable traces facing opposite of the top plate
and the protective coat directly on the encapsulation and a non-horizontal side of the lead.

US Pat. No. 9,574,315

METHOD FOR ANCHORING A FOUNDATION STRUCTURE, AND FOUNDATION STRUCTURE

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for anchoring a foundation structure in a seabed, comprising:
introducing at least one receiving structure into the seabed,
lowering at least one support post of the foundation structure into the at least one receiving structure,
producing a connection between the receiving structure and foundation structure by filling the receiving structure with a
curable filling compound, and

curing the curable filling compound,
wherein the at least one support post is fixed in the receiving structure via a fixing operation prior to filling the receiving
structure with the curable filling compound;

wherein the fixing operation is achieved by means of fixing elements arranged on the support post; and
wherein the fixing elements arranged on the support post are metal sheets positioned obliquely relative to a longitudinal
axis of the support post, and

wherein the metal sheets are deflectable relative to the support post without permanent deformation via elastic deformation
of the metal sheets or via pre-stressed movable fastenings.

US Pat. No. 9,578,268

RAMP SIGNAL CALIBRATION APPARATUS AND METHOD AND IMAGE SENSOR INCLUDING THE RAMP SIGNAL CALIBRATION APPARATUS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A ramp signal calibration apparatus comprising:
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) comprising a trimmable transistor having a gain value that varies according to stored
data, the ADC configured to receive a ramp signal in a state where the gain value is set to a first gain value, and to output
a first output signal and a second output signal based on the received ramp signal;

a subtractor configured to calculate a difference between the first output signal and the second output signal;
a digital comparator configured to compare the calculated difference with a reference value and to determine whether a slope
of the ramp signal has changed based on a result of the comparing; and

a counter configured to change the stored data based on the determining of whether the slope of the ramp signal has changed;
wherein when the counter changes the stored data, the first gain value of the trimmable transistor is changed to a second
gain value according to the changed data,

wherein the trimmable transistor comprises a reference transistor, N metal oxide semiconductor (MOS) transistors, and N switches
connected in parallel, and each of the N switches is disposed on a side of each of the N MOS transistors, respectively, and
the N switches are turned on or off according to the data, and

wherein the ramp signal comprises a coarse ramp signal and a fine ramp signal, the first output signal comprises an output
of the fine ramp signal, which corresponds to a first level of the coarse ramp signal, and the second output signal comprises
an output of the fine ramp signal, which corresponds to a second level of the coarse ramp signal, and a difference between
the second level and the first level corresponds to a least significant bit (LSB) of the coarse ramp signal.

US Pat. No. 9,573,346

PHOTOINITIATED OPTICAL ADHESIVE AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A method for bonding glass components comprising the steps of:
providing a first glass component having a first surface;
placing a frame around a perimeter of the first surface of the first glass component so that the frame is in contact with
the first glass component;

sealing the first glass component and the frame with a sealant;
allowing the sealant to cure;
providing a mixture comprising two portions which can be combined to produce an index-matching optical adhesive, where at
least one of the portions is encapsulated;

pouring the mixture over the first surface of the first glass component and the frame;
exposing the mixture to an ultraviolet light source to release the encapsulated portion;
allowing the portions to mix and create an index-matching optical adhesive;
placing a second glass component, having a first and second edge, such that the first edge is in contact with the frame and
the second edge is elevated above the first glass component;

holding the first edge in place while lowering the second edge of the second glass component until the second glass component
is in contact with the frame; and

allowing the index-matching optical adhesive to cure.
US Pat. No. 9,572,810

METHODS OF TREATING OR AMELIORATING SKIN CONDITIONS WITH A MAGNETIC DIPOLE STABILIZED SOLUTION

REVEN PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating or ameliorating a skin condition, a condition associated with diabetes, a condition associated with
a cardiovascular dysfunction, a cancer, an infection or metal poisoning in a subject in need thereof comprising:
administering to the subject by injection, a therapeutically effective amount of a composition comprising a magnetic dipole
stabilized solution, wherein said magnetic dipole stabilized solution is an electroactivated water having a negative electrical
potential of about ?990 to about ?0.0001 mV, and comprises H2O and HOCl,

and wherein the magnetic dipole stabilized solution further comprises:
sodium ascorbate, magnesium chloride 2 H2O, 2 di-methyl amino ethanol HCl thiamine, riboflavine, nicotinamide, pyridoxine, calcium pantothenate, cyanobalamin, and
folic acid, and

one or more ingredients selected from the group consisting of vitamins, salts, acids, amino acids or salts thereof, vitamers,
one or more anesthetics, stabilized oxidative species, heparin, and lipoic acid and salts or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,574,163

CAUSTIC FREE LOW TEMPERATURE WARE WASH DETERGENT FOR REDUCING SCALE BUILD-UP

ECOLAB USA INC., St. Pau...

1. A caustic-free detergent composition comprising:
from about 0.1-15 wt-% of a threshold agent, wherein said threshold agent is an aminocarboxylate;
from about 0.1-15 wt-% of a water conditioning polymer;
from about 0.1-15 wt-% of a sequestrant;
from about 10-60 wt-% of a non-caustic alkalinity source wherein the alkalinity source is a silicate and/or metasilicate;
and

from about 20-80 wt-% of water,
wherein the water conditioning polymer is a polyacrylate, polycarboxylate or polycarboxylic acid,
wherein the sequestrant is a condensed phosphate, phosphonate or organic phosphonate,
wherein the ratio of the aminocarboxylate to the water conditioning polymer to the sequestrant is in a ratio of from about
1:1:1 to about 5:1:10,

wherein the composition is free of alkali metal carbonates, alkali metal hydroxides, and/or mixtures thereof, does not contain
surfactants and reduces or eliminates scale build-up on treated surfaces, and wherein a use solution of the composition has
a pH less than about 11.5, and

wherein the detergent composition provides an effective sanitizing effect at wash temperatures that are not heated above about
140° F. when employed with a sanitizer.

US Pat. No. 9,578,770

PACKAGE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Device ...

1. A package for an electronic device, comprising:
a metal base;
a casing provided on the metal base, the casing being made of insulating material and having a top surface with a sealing
metal thereon; and

a lid made of insulating material, the lid having another sealing metal facing the sealing metal on the top surface of the
casing and fixed thereto interposing with a brazing metal,

wherein the another sealing metal on the lid has a frame shape with an area wider than an area of the sealing metal on the
top surface of the casing;

wherein the lid has a rectangular shape whose outer edges are substantially aligned with outer edges of the casing.

US Pat. No. 9,576,809

ETCH SUPPRESSION WITH GERMANIUM

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of etching silicon, the method comprising:
flowing a fluorine-containing precursor and an hydrogen-containing precursor into a remote plasma region fluidly coupled to
a substrate processing region via through-holes in a showerhead;

forming a remote plasma in the remote plasma region to produce plasma effluents from the fluorine-containing precursor and
the hydrogen-containing precursor; and

etching the silicon from a substrate disposed within the substrate processing region by flowing the plasma effluents into
the substrate processing region through the through-holes in the showerhead, wherein the substrate is a patterned substrate
which further comprises an exposed region of silicon germanium and the silicon is etched faster than the exposed region of
silicon germanium.

US Pat. No. 9,578,273

MODULAR SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A modular electrical system for controlling a backlit liquid crystal display (LCD) contained within a chassis, the system
comprising:
a system supply power board;
an AC power input in electrical communication with the system supply power board;
a timing and control board (TCON) in electrical communication with the system supply power board through a signal conduction
line and a power conduction line;

a board edge connector on the TCON;
an access opening in the chassis; and
a video module comprising a printed circuit board having an edge sized to connect with the board edge connector on the TCON,
where the video module is sized to fit through the access opening to connect with the TCON

wherein the board edge connector allows the TCON to pass the power conduction line and the signal conduction line to the video
module and accepts the edge of the printed circuit board of the video module into the board edge connector.

US Pat. No. 9,576,047

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARING A PLAYLIST FOR AN INTERNET CONTENT PROVIDER

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A computer implemented method for generating a media playlist including a plurality of tracks to be played on a listener's
mobile or stationary client device with Internet radio capabilities, the client device intended to be connected to the Internet,
the method comprising:
obtaining, as a listener's input into the listener's client device, a playlist definition;
selecting, from a plurality of tracks, tracks meeting the playlist definition to form the playlist, wherein the playlist is
formed by playlist entries that include track identifications referring to selected ones of the plurality of tracks;
wherein the plurality of tracks comprises at least one of (i) tracks present in a remote master media inventory, (ii) tracks
present in an Internet-based cloud memory environment, and (iii) tracks present in a local media content inventory of the
listener's client device: wherein the step of selecting tracks that meet the playlist definition includes comparing the playlist
definition with entries for tracks in a metadata encyclopedia which includes metadata derived from (i) a master metadata encyclopedia
referring to the tracks present in the remote master media inventory and the tracks present in the cloud memory environment,
and (ii) the local media content inventory kept in the local listener's client device; wherein the metadata encyclopedia is
kept locally in the client device, and wherein each entry in the local metadata encyclopedia refers to a respective track
and includes at least one track descriptor and at least one similarity data descriptor;
providing the playlist to the listener's client device for obtaining the tracks indicated on the playlist for playing the
tracks in the playlist in an order defined in the playlist;
wherein the track descriptors Include one or more of the following: a name of a track, artist or genre, melody, harmony, instrumentation,
rhythm, vocals, or lyrics, wherein the similarity data descriptors include one or more of the following: how similar is a
certain artist to another one, how similar is a certain track to another one, or how similar is the instrumentation of a certain
track to the instrumentation of another one;wherein the metadata encyclopedia includes:
computer-software-generated track-to-track similarity coefficients;
computer-software-generated artist-to-artist similarity coefficients;
explicit user preference information;
listener's past listening behavior;
existing mood-, genre-, and theme-based reference playlists;
computer-software-generated content-based track annotations based on at least one of mood, genre, and editorial track annotations;wherein the playlist definition is either chosen from a predefined set of playlist definitions or created by a listener, and
includes at least one of “User Station”, “Artist Station”, “Broadcast Station”, “Mood/Genre Station” and “Listener's Station”;wherein the rule engine creates a playlist in accordance with the listener's playlist definition by executing a series of
operations on an initially empty list, said operations including at least one of: “Add”, “Fill”, “Insert”, “Block”, “Choose”,
“Limit”, “Move” and “Mutate and Score”;wherein the rule engine is programmed and adapted to perform filter functions to the track insertion process as tracks are
added to the present playlist, where, if any particular filter function is saturated, subsequent track additions that also
fall into the criteria of that filter function are not inserted into the present playlist, said filter functions including
at least one of: “Artist saturation filter”, “Album saturation filter”, “Track saturation filter” and “Artist block”.

US Pat. No. 9,575,086

LABORATORY SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, LABORATORY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. A laboratory sample distribution system, the laboratory sample distribution system comprising:
a plurality of container carriers, each container carrier having a sample container containing a sample, wherein each container
carrier comprises at least one magnetically active device;

a transport plane to support the plurality of container carriers;
a plurality of electro-magnetic actuators stationary arranged below the transport plane, wherein the plurality of electro-magnetic
actuators moves a container carrier on top of the transport plane by applying a magnetic force to the container carrier and
wherein the plurality of electro-magnetic actuators moves the container carrier from a start location to a destination location;
and

at least one transfer device arranged to transfer a sample item between the transport plane and a laboratory station,
wherein the at least one transport plane comprises at least one transfer location located adjacent to the at least one transfer
device and stores a plurality of container carriers, wherein the at least one transfer device is arranged to transfer the
sample item between the at least one transfer location and the laboratory station, wherein the at least one transfer location
is located within the at least one transfer area, wherein the at least one transfer area comprises priority areas and wherein
the at least one transfer device transfers the sample item between at least one specific priority location of the priority
area and the laboratory station with priority.

US Pat. No. 9,574,670

ENGINE CONTROL VALVE WITH IMPROVED SEALING

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. An engine control valve having a body that delimits an internal duct and comprising:
a flap mounted in a pivoting manner by way of a pin, said flap comprising a first part and being able to pivot between an
open position allowing fluid to pass through the duct and a closed position in which the flap comes into contact with a gasket
of the valve,

said gasket having an external contour that externally surrounds the external contour of the flap and comprising an opening
and a solid portion, said first part closing off the opening in the gasket when the flap is in a closed position,

the gasket having a reinforcing region in its solid portion, so as to prevent said gasket from deforming under the effect
of a high pressure and a high temperature of the gases present in said valve, and

wherein the reinforcing region is a hallow region in relief.

US Pat. No. 9,574,271

METHOD FOR FORMING METAL OXIDE FILM, METAL OXIDE FILM AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING METAL OXIDE FILM

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A method of forming a metal oxide film with a desired mobility, the method comprising:
supplying a misted solution comprising a metallic element and an amount of ethylenediamine sufficient to provide the desired
mobility onto a first main surface of a substrate while heating the substrate,

wherein
the amount of ethylenediamine is determined from a relationship showing change in mobility of the metal oxide film with a
changing ethylenediamine amount but no significant change in carrier concentration of the metal oxide film with the changing
ethylenediamine amount.

US Pat. No. 9,576,823

METHODS OF FORMING A MICROSHIELD ON STANDARD QFN PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method of manufacturing an electronic package, comprising:
providing a metallic lead frame having a component area on a surface of the metallic lead frame and a metallic structure associated
with the component area, wherein the metallic structure comprises a plurality of connection portions, each connection portion
comprising a plurality of connection leads;

providing an electronic component on the component area;
providing an overmold within and over the metallic lead frame such that the overmold covers the component area;
forming an opening through the overmold that exposes at least a section of the metallic structure;
applying an electromagnetic shield material within the opening and over the overmold to form an electromagnetic shield over
the component area such that the electromagnetic shield is coupled to at least the section of the metallic structure exposed
by the opening;

coupling the metallic structure to ground with a grounding portion;
partially etching the grounding portion through a first etch; and
partially etching the metallic lead frame on a subset of the plurality of connection leads such that remaining ones of the
plurality of connection leads other than the subset form grounding leads different from the grounding portion for connection
to ground with a second etch.

US Pat. No. 9,578,771

BACKPLANE MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

LABINAL, LLC, Denton, TX...

13. A backplane module comprising:
a thermally conductive substrate;
a plurality of electrical components disposed on said thermally conductive substrate; and
at least one predetermined volume of epoxy extending between at least a first one of said electrical components and at least
a corresponding second one of said electrical components, thereby creating an electrical pathway therebetween, wherein said
first one of said electrical components is a load connector, and wherein said predetermined volume of epoxy mechanically couples
said load connector to said thermally conductive substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,577,055

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING A MINIMIZED REGION OF SHEILD ELECTRODE AND GATE ELECTRODE OVERLAP

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate that comprises a trench;
a first insulating film that is formed at a bottom and a side wall of the trench;
a first electrode that is arranged at a bottom region of the trench;
a second insulating film, formed on the first electrode, comprising a groove, wherein a part of the first electrode is exposed
by the groove, and the second insulating film does not extend to at least a portion of the side of the part of the first electrode
that is exposed by the groove;

a second electrode, formed on the second insulating film, also comprising the groove;
a first contact portion that is connected with the part of the first electrode; and
a second contact portion that is connected with the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,576,993

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE AND IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE

Renesas Electronics Corpo...

1. A method for manufacturing an image capturing device having a photoelectric conversion unit, a transfer transistor, and
a first peripheral transistor, said transfer transistor transferring a charge generated in said photoelectric conversion unit,
said first peripheral transistor processing said charge as a signal, the method comprising the steps of:
defining an element formation region by forming an element isolation insulating film in a semiconductor substrate, said element
formation region including a pixel region and a first peripheral region, said photoelectric conversion unit and said transfer
transistor being formed in said pixel region, said first peripheral transistor being formed in said first peripheral region;

forming gate electrodes, the step of forming said gate electrodes including the step of forming a transfer gate electrode
of said transfer transistor in said pixel region and forming a first peripheral gate electrode of said first peripheral transistor
in said first peripheral region;

forming the photoelectric conversion unit at a portion of said pixel region on one side relative to said transfer gate electrode;
forming a first insulating film to serve as an offset spacer film so as to cover said element formation region and said gate
electrodes;

forming said offset spacer film on each of side wall surfaces of said gate electrodes by providing anisotropic etching process
to said first insulating film while a portion of said first insulating film covering said photoelectric conversion unit remains;

removing the portion of said first insulating film covering said photoelectric conversion unit by providing wet etching process;
and

forming a sidewall insulating film on each of the side wall surfaces of said gate electrodes after the portion of said first
insulating film is removed.

US Pat. No. 9,576,731

INSULATING MATERIAL, PASSIVE ELEMENT, CIRCUIT BOARD, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN INSULATING SHEET

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. An insulating material comprising a fiber assembly mainly composed of a cellulose nanofiber, and an electroconductive metal
material supported by the fiber assembly, wherein the electroconductive metal material is fibrous, and the fibrous electroconductive
metal material, supported by 100 g of cellulose nanofiber, has a total length of 1×10?7 m or longer and 5×10?8 m or shorter.

US Pat. No. 9,573,853

MELT INFILTRATION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOLTEN METAL CONTROL

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An infiltration apparatus comprising:
an infiltrant having a first melting point,
an infiltrant source adapted to receive the infiltrant;
a solid barrier having a second melting point, the solid barrier being selected from the group of materials consisting of
Si/Zr, Si, SiC-coated silicon wafer, Zr/Si, ZrB2 and Ti;

a component comprising a ceramic matrix composite; and
a wick in fluid communication with the infiltrant source and the component, the wick being configured to draw the infiltrant
from the infiltrant source into the component;

wherein the second melting point is higher than the first melting point; and
wherein the solid barrier is disposed between the infiltrant source and the component and coupled to the wick to block fluid
communication through the wick until the infiltrant melts the barrier to allow the wick to draw the infiltrant from the infiltrant
source into the component.

US Pat. No. 9,578,777

UNIVERSAL MEZZANINE CONNECTOR

EMC IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A computing system comprising: a low-profile chassis comprising a motherboard disposed therein, the system configured to
accommodate installation of a circuit board having a height that is dimensionally smaller than the height of a standard height
PCI Express board; and
at least one circuit board that is standard height PCI Express dimensionally compliant coupled to the motherboard within the
chassis; wherein the circuit board is coupled to the motherboard by an adapter and a co-edge connector that provides for edge-to-edge
electrical connection of a longitudinal edge of the circuit board with the adapter and reduces the height of the installation
permitting the circuit board to fit within the chassis; wherein a rivet with compressible arms is pushed into a thruway on
the co-edge connector and a hole on the circuit board until the arms are expanded around a depressed circumference flange.

US Pat. No. 9,577,591

MULTISTAGE DIFFERENTIAL POWER AMPLIFIER HAVING INTERSTAGE POWER LIMITER

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A differential power amplifier comprising:
an input stage having at least one input and at least one output, the input stage configured to provide a differential signal
having a first portion and a second portion;

a first output stage amplifier configured to receive the first portion of the differential signal at a first output stage
input and provide a first amplified signal at a first output stage output;

a second output stage amplifier configured to receive the second portion of the differential signal at a second output stage
input and provide a second amplified signal at a second output stage output; and

first power limiter circuitry connected to the first output stage input and configured to limit a power level of the first
portion of the differential signal prior to being received at the first output stage input by the first output stage amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,577,503

ROTATING MACHINES USING TRAPPED FIELD MAGNETS AND RELATED METHODS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A trapped-field magnet (TFM) rotor comprising:
a rotor core having an axis of rotation and an outer perimeter, the rotor core defining a plurality of TFM-bulk openings around
the axis of rotation and within the outer perimeter; and

a plurality of TFM bulks disposed in the TFM-bulk openings of the rotor core;
wherein the plurality of TFM-bulk openings comprises three or more TFM bulk openings disposed at equiangular intervals around
the axis of rotation;

wherein each TFM bulk has a first dimension in a radial direction that is greater than a second dimension in a second direction
that is perpendicular to the radial direction; and

wherein the rotor is configured to rotate within a stator.

US Pat. No. 9,577,415

COMMUNICATIONS INTERFACE SYSTEM FOR LANDSCAPE CONTROL SYSTEMS

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A communications module for a landscape control communications system, the communications module comprising:
a housing having a first end, a second end, and a plurality of sides between the first end and the second end;
a communication unit on or in the housing and configured to send data to or receive data from an external data source;
a first locking member at a first side of the plurality of sides, the first locking member configured to releasably engage
with a portion of a communications interface system;

a second locking member at a second side of the plurality of sides, the second locking member having a released position and
a locking position to connect the communications module to the communications interface system, wherein the second locking
member is biased to the locking position; and

a release member positioned on the housing and configured to transition the second locking member between the released position
and the locking position, the release member comprising a lever hingedly connected to a surface of the housing and configured
to transition the second locking member to the released configuration when the lever is rotated with respect to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,576,726

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT, MODULE, AND SYSTEM

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, S...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an antenna having a coil;
a load;
a power supply portion for supplying the load with an electric power received at the antenna, the power supply portion including
a rectifier and a DC/DC converter, the rectifier rectifying a received electric power of the antenna to produce a rectification
signal, the DC/DC converter carrying out DC/DC conversion on the rectification signal to supply the load with the converted
rectification signal as the electric power;

a communication portion for communicating with an outside of the communication portion through the antenna;
a switch circuit provided between the antenna and the communication portion; and
a switch controller for controlling, on the basis of the rectification signal received from the rectifier of the power supply
portion, the switch circuit to (i) disconnect the communication portion from the antenna so that the load is supplied with
the electric power, if the received electric power level is high, and (ii) to connect between the antenna and the communication
portion so that the communication portion carries out radio communication with the antenna, if the received electric power
level is low.

US Pat. No. 9,575,758

METHOD FOR SETTING BREAKPOINTS, AND AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND DEBUG TOOL THEREFOR

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

1. A method for setting one or more breakpoints within executable program code of an embedded device, the method comprising:
copying at least one area of non-volatile memory (NVM) of the embedded device, comprising at least one instruction at which
a breakpoint is to be set, into at least one area of overlay memory to be memory-mapped by mapping hardware of the embedded
device to cover the at least one area of NVM;

replacing within the at least one area of overlay memory the at least one instruction at which a breakpoint is to be set with
a breakpoint operation code to be executed by at least one processor core of the embedded device; and

enabling the mapping hardware of the embedded device to map the at least one area of NVM, comprising the at least one instruction
at which a breakpoint is to be set, to the at least one area of overlay memory during execution of the program code within
the embedded device by the at least one processor core.

US Pat. No. 9,577,536

SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING RELIABLE OVER CURRENT PROTECTION FOR POWER CONVERTER

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system controller for protecting a power converter, the system controller comprising:
a first controller terminal configured to output a drive signal to a switch to affect a first current flowing through a primary
winding of a power converter, the power converter further including a secondary winding coupled to the primary winding, the
drive signal being associated with one or more switching periods; and

a second controller terminal configured to receive a sensing voltage from a sensing resistor, the sensing voltage representing
a magnitude of the first current flowing through the primary winding of the power converter;

wherein the system controller is configured to:
process information associated with the sensing voltage and a reference voltage;
determine whether an average output current of the power converter is larger than a current threshold, the average output
current of the power converter being related to a second current flowing through the secondary winding; and

in response to the average output current being larger than the threshold current, generate the drive signal to cause the
switch open and remain open to protect the power converter;

wherein the current threshold is equal to a first ratio multiplied by a second ratio, the first ratio being equal to a first
number of turns of the primary winding divided by a second number of turns of the secondary winding, the second ratio being
equal to the reference voltage divided by a resistance of the sensing resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,577,506

HIGH-SIDE CIRCUITS WITH MODIFIED DIODE AND LAYOUT PLACEMENT THEREOF

Vanguard International Se...

1. A high-side circuit, adapted for a switch-mode converter, comprising:
a level shifter, comprising a first transistor, wherein the first transistor receives a first signal to generate a set signal;
a high-side driver, supplied by a bootstrap voltage of a bootstrap node and a floating reference voltage of a floating reference
node and generating a high-side output signal according to the set signal;

a high-side transistor, providing an input voltage to the floating reference node according to the high-side output signal;
a capacitor, coupled between the bootstrap node and the floating reference node; and
an active diode, providing a supply voltage to the bootstrap node, wherein, when the bootstrap voltage exceeds the supply
voltage, the active diode isolates the supply voltage from the bootstrap node according to a control voltage, wherein the
active diode further comprises a first first-type well, wherein the first first-type well is coupled to the bootstrap node
and the high-side driver is disposed in the first first-type well.

US Pat. No. 9,576,991

PHOTO SENSOR MODULE

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A photo sensor module comprising:
a semiconductor substrate;
a field oxide layer, disposed on the semiconductor substrate;
a photo sensor comprising a photo diode formed on the field oxide layer; and
an insulator film disposed on the field oxide layer and the photosensor;
wherein a part of the insulator film is removed and a part of the photo diode is exposed to outside.

US Pat. No. 9,577,609

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMICALLY ADAPTING FM TUNER SENSITIVITY TO A LOCAL ENVIRONMENT FOR A SINGLE-TUNER SYSTEM

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A method of operating a single-tuner radio, comprising the steps of:
tuning into a first frequency;
detecting a pause in a first signal associated with the first frequency;
switching tuning from the first frequency to a second frequency after the pause has been detected, a tuning voltage associated
with tuning into the second frequency being dependent upon a frequency difference between the first frequency and the second
frequency;

measuring a signal quality metric for the second frequency; and
switching tuning from the second frequency to the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,575,181

VEHICLE OPTICAL MEASURING APPARATUS HAVING A DEFLECTION MIRROR ARRANGEMENT, DRIVER ASSISTANCE DEVICE HAVING SUCH A MEASURING APPARATUS, AND VEHICLE HAVING A CORRESPONDING MEASURING APPARATUS

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. An optical measuring apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:
at least one optical transmitter;
at least one optical receiver; and
a deflection mirror arrangement having at least one deflection mirror,
wherein the deflection mirror has at least two opposite edge sides that do not run parallel to one another, and
wherein the deflection mirror has a trapezoidal shape which corresponds to a trapezoidal contour of marginal rays of a received
beam, in a manner in which the marginal rays impinge on the deflection mirror.

US Pat. No. 9,573,783

SPLICING DEVICE AND SPLICING METHOD

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A splicing device which connects a number one carrier tape and a number two carrier tape each provided with cavities for
storing components and indexing holes at fixed intervals using a splicing tape, comprising:
number one and number two cutting devices for respectively cutting at a predetermined cutting position a tail end of the number
one carrier tape and a leading end of the number two carrier tape;

a positioning device for indexing the number one and number two carrier tapes cut by the number one and number two cutting
devices in an indexing direction towards each other and for positioning them at a splicing position, the positioning device
including positioning pins that engage in the indexing holes of the number one carrier tape and the indexing holes of the
number two carrier tape; and

a joining device which, at the splicing position, uses the splicing tape indexed in a direction perpendicular to the indexing
direction of the number one and number two carrier tapes, wherein

the splicing tape includes a first piece and a second piece that are each connected to a protective tape on a first side of
the splicing tape and an attachment surface of the splicing tape that is configured to be connected to the number one and
number two carrier tapes is on a second side of the splicing tape,

with the splicing tape positioned at the splicing position, the joining device engages the first piece by the positioning
pins and joins the first piece to a top surface of the number one and the number two carrier tapes, and

the joining device folds the protective tape, engages the second piece by the positioning pins, and joins the second piece
to a bottom surface of the number one and number two carrier tapes.

US Pat. No. 9,573,138

ROLLER MILL AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A ROLLER MILL

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A roller mill for grinding material to be ground, comprising:
a grinding table configured to carry material to be ground on an upper surface thereof;
at least one grinding roller in communication with said grinding table and configured to roll over the upper surface of said
grinding table to grind the material to be ground between the upper surface of the grinding table and an outer surface of
said grinding roller; and

a rotatable water lance disposed above the upper surface of said grinding table and in front of said grinding roller in the
direction of rotation of said grinding table, and configured to apply water to the material to be ground that is carried on
said grinding table; and

a means for rotating said rotatable water lance so that the distance away from said grinding roller at which water is applied
to said material to be ground may be selectively adjusted, in order to adjust the amount of time that the material to be ground
is exposed to the applied water before the material to be ground is ground between said grinding roller and said grinding
table.

US Pat. No. 9,578,705

DC LED DRIVERLESS LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:
a first network of light emitting diodes having a first color characteristic that is adapted to receive a direct current input;
a second network of light emitting diodes having a second color characteristic arranged in parallel to the first network of
light emitting diodes;

a controllable impedance element arranged in series with the first network of light emitting diodes; and
a dynamic impedance control element coupled to the controllable impedance element to direct current away from the second network
of light emitting diodes until a forward threshold voltage is reached.

US Pat. No. 9,574,381

DOOR HANDLE ASSEMBLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

1. A door handle assembly for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a frame-like handle mounting,
an operating handle, which is moveably supported on the handle mounting for the opening of a door or a hatch on the motor
vehicle by a user,

a mechanical coupling device, by means of which a movement of the operating handle can be transferred to a vehicle-side closing
assembly,

a locking device serving as a mass locking device, which is attached to the handle mounting and is designed such that, when
subjected to the effects of an acceleration force, it can block an actuation of the closing assembly by means of the operating
handle and/or by means of the coupling device,

wherein the locking device has a locking element, which is moveably coupled to the mechanical coupling device by means of
a connecting element such that the locking element can rotate about a rotational axis by means of a pivotal movement of the
mechanical coupling device, wherein the locking element has at least one locking member attached to it, which is designed
to block the rotational movement of the locking element when a predetermined displacement speed for the operating handle has
been exceeded;

wherein the at least one locking member is designed in the manner of a lever and is supported at one of its two ends, radially
offset to the rotational axis of the locking element at a point of rotation moving together with the locking element, such
that it can rotate between a normal operating position, releasing a rotational movement of the locking element, and a blocking
position, blocking a rotational movement of the locking element;

wherein an elastic spring element exerts a force pushing the at least one locking member into the normal operating position,
wherein the at least one locking member is designed such that it can move, radially away from the rotational axis and to a
blocking contour, against the force of the elastic spring element when the predetermined displacement speed for the operating
handle has been exceeded, into its blocking position; and

wherein a spring-type return element exerts a return force pushing the locking element back to a starting position, in which
the operating handle is not displaced, wherein the return force of the return element is greater than the force of the elastic
spring element.

US Pat. No. 9,574,379

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A motor vehicle door lock comprising: a locking mechanism, an actuating lever unit, which interacts with the locking mechanism,
a drive impinging upon the actuating lever unit and an anti-theft protection device, wherein a biasing member is assigned
to a lever of the actuating lever unit and to an unlocking lever which interacts with the actuating lever unit, and wherein
said biasing member is either blocked or unblocked by the anti-theft protection device respectively in an anti-theft position
and a non-anti-theft position to allow or prevent unlocking of the locking mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,573,765

BELT-CONVEYING INSTALLATION, METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A belt-conveying installation for heavy industry, comprising:
a support structure;
a conveying belt; and
a drive apparatus to drive the conveying belt, the drive apparatus comprising: a drive roller driving the conveyor belt in
rotation;

an independently excited drive motor in the form of an alternating current synchronous motor which is fed by a frequency converter,
is supported by the supporting structure, and has a stator and a rotor;

a drive shaft rotating the drive roller, connected to the drive motor without any gearing, and rotated by the drive motor,
the drive shaft and the rotor being arranged coaxially, the drive shaft being guided through the rotor; and

a drive shaft bearing arrangement supporting the drive shaft,
wherein the rotor of the drive motor is configured to rotate at a rotational speed up to 80 revolutions per minute for extracting
or mining applications.

US Pat. No. 9,578,750

PACKAGE CARRIER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A manufacturing method of a package carrier, comprising:
bonding two base metal layers to each other;
laminating two supporting layers onto the two base metal layers respectively;
disposing two first metal films and two second metal films on the two supporting layers respectively, wherein each of the
second metal films is disposed between the supporting layer and the first metal film, and the first metal film and the second
metal film are separable from each other;

forming two patterned etch-stop layers respectively on the two first metal films;
forming two first patterned metal layers on the two patterned etch-stop layers respectively, wherein each of the first patterned
metal layers comprises at least one pad pattern, and the two first patterned metal layers are disposed on the two patterned
etch-stop layers respectively;

forming two dielectric layers on the two first patterned metal layers respectively and covering the corresponding first patterned
metal layers, wherein each of the dielectric layers comprises at least one conductive via respectively connecting the corresponding
pad pattern;

forming two second patterned metal layers on the two dielectric layers respectively, wherein each of the second patterned
metal layers at least covers a top surface of the corresponding conductive via;

separating the two base metal layers from each other to form two package carriers independent from each other;
separating the two second metal films, the two supporting layers, and the two base metal layers from the first metal films;
removing the first metal films by an etching process, wherein the etching process is stopped by the patterned etch-stop layers;
and

removing the patterned etch-stop layers from the first patterned metal layers after removing the first metal films.

US Pat. No. 9,577,350

PIN AND A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A pin, comprising:
a pin body; and
an insertion head disposed on an end of the pin body and including a base and a guide post;
the base being cylindrical, the bottom of which is disposed on the end of the pin body; and
the guide post being a prism, which is coaxially connected to the base;
wherein the projection of a circumcircle of a cross section of the guide post completely coincides with that of a cross sectional
circle of the base along the direction of an axis of the guide post, and both the cross section of the guide post and the
cross sectional circle of the base are perpendicular to the axis of the guide post.

US Pat. No. 9,576,927

BONDING TOOL COOLING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COOLING BONDING TOOL

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A bonding tool cooling apparatus, comprising:
a base portion;
a cooling member, comprising:
a ground plate having a ground surface on which a front edge surface of a bonding tool is grounded, and
a heat radiation fin attached to the ground plate; and
a cooling fan for cooling the heat radiation fin, wherein
the cooling member is supported on the base portion by a support mechanism that makes a direction of the ground surface variable
depending on a direction of the front edge surface of the bonding tool.

US Pat. No. 9,576,882

THROUGH POLYMER VIA (TPV) AND METHOD TO MANUFACTURE SUCH A VIA

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT D...

1. A process for the manufacture of a via for three dimensional stacking, packaging and/or heterogeneous integration of semiconductor
devices and/or wafers comprising:
(a) providing a microstructure of polymer on a carrier layer or substrate;
(b) providing that the microstructure has an aspect ratio greater than 5;
(c) coating the microstructure with a layer of a first electrically conducting material to provide a coated microstructure;
and

(d) encapsulating the coated microstructure within a second electrically insulating material such that the coated microstructure
forms an interconnect between upper and lower surfaces of the second electrically insulating material.

US Pat. No. 9,575,568

MULTI-FUNCTION KEYS PROVIDING ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AND PREVIEWS OF FUNCTIONS

Synaptics Incorporated, ...

17. A device, comprising:
a plurality of key assemblies, at least some of the plurality of key assemblies having a touch sensitive surface;
a display, coupled to a processing system for displaying information provided by the processing system; and
the processing system being coupled to the plurality of key assemblies and configured to:
determine whether a quantity of a first number of objects is greater than a single object, wherein the first number of objects
is simultaneously contacting a respective key assembly among the plurality of key assemblies;

determine whether the first number of objects simultaneously contacts the respective key assembly among the plurality of key
assemblies without producing a key depression of the respective key assembly among the plurality of key assemblies; and

provide, in response to determining that the first number of objects simultaneously contacting the respective key assembly
among the plurality of key assemblies failed to produce the key depression and the quantity of the first number of objects
is greater than the single object, a preview visual representation of a first response within the display, wherein the preview
visual representation shows an action taken when the respective key assembly among the plurality of key assemblies is pressed;
and

provide, in response to determining that the first number of objects produced the key depression, the first response within
the display.

US Pat. No. 9,575,324

BEAM GUIDING APPARATUS

TRUMPF Lasersystems for S...

1. A beam guiding apparatus, comprising:
a vacuum chamber comprising a target region arranged to receive a target material for generating EUV radiation, wherein the
vacuum chamber further comprises a first opening for receiving into the vacuum chamber a first laser beam and a second opening
for receiving into the vacuum chamber a second laser beam;

a superposition apparatus arranged to superpose the first laser beam having a first wavelength and a second laser beam having
a second wavelength for common beam guidance in the direction of the target region; and

a beam shaping apparatus arranged upstream of the superposition apparatus in the beam path of the second laser beam, wherein
the beam shaping apparatus is configured to set a ring-shaped beam profile of the second laser beam,

wherein the first laser beam and the second laser beam have different wavelengths,
wherein the superposition apparatus comprises a reflecting optical element, arranged in the vacuum chamber, the reflecting
optical element comprising a) a first surface region for reflecting the first laser beam and b) a second surface region, surrounding
the first surface region in a ring-shaped manner, for reflecting the second laser beam, and

wherein the reflecting optical element is configured to expand the first and second laser beams.
US Pat. No. 9,572,796

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A non-aqueous liquid composition comprising:
bendamustine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
a pharmaceutically acceptable fluid comprising a mixture of polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol, wherein the ratio of
polyethylene glycol to propylene glycol in the pharmaceutically acceptable fluid is from about 95:5 to about 50:50; and

a stabilizing amount of an antioxidant;
wherein the composition has less than about 5% total impurities after 15 months of storage at about 5° C., as calculated on
a normalized peak area response basis as determined by high performance liquid chromatography at a wavelength of 223 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,577,362

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a first connector component including a housing supporting at least one first exposed contact at an interface surface thereof,
said housing having a body portion for terminating a first cable, said first cable defining a longitudinal axis; and

a second connector component adapted to slidably receive said first connector component such that said first and second connector
components are mated and unmated in the same direction, said second connector component including a housing supporting at
least one second exposed contact at an interface surface thereof corresponding to said at least one first exposed contact,
said housing of said second connector component having a body portion for terminating a second cable, said second cable defining
a longitudinal axis,

wherein when said first connector component is received in said second connector component, said first and second connector
components are mated such that said at least one first exposed contact engages said at least one second exposed contact, thereby
forming a first electrical connection between said first and second connector components, and said longitudinal axis of said
first cable is spaced from and substantially parallel to said longitudinal axis of said second cable.

US Pat. No. 9,573,909

6-ACYL-1,2,4-TRIAZINE-3,5-DIONE DERIVATIVE AND HERBICIDES

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A triazine derivative or a salt thereof represented by following Formula 1,
wherein:R1 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a C1-C12 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a C2-C6 alkynyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C2-C6 haloalkenyl group, a C2-C6 haloalkynyl group, a C3-C6 halocycloalkyl group, a C3-C6 halocycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyl group, an amino C1-C6 alkyl group, a nitro C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylamino C1-C6 alkyl group, a di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylthio C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a hydroxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a phenyl C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group wherein said phenyl in the group may be substituted with one substituent group selected from substituent group
? or 2 to 5 substituent groups that are the same or different from each other and selected from substituent group ?, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyloxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyloxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a phenyloxy C1-C6 alkyl group wherein said phenyl in the group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from
substituent group ?, a phenylthio C1-C6 alkyl group wherein said phenyl in the group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from
substituent group ?, a phenylsulfinyl C1-C6 alkyl group wherein said phenyl in the group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from
substituent group ?, a phenylsulfonyl C1-C6 alkyl group wherein said phenyl in the group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from
substituent group ?, a C1-C6 haloalkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a phenyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenyl
C1-C6 alkyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenyl C2-C6 alkenyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenyl C2-C6 alkynyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a C1-C6 alkoxyimino C1-C6 alkyl group, a phenoxyimino C1-C6 alkyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a di(C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl group, a (R31R32N—C?O)C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyloxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylidene aminooxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a formyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a cyano C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a cyano C1-C6 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkylidene amino group, a di(C1-C10 alkyl)amino C1-C6 alkylidene amino group, a NR31R32 group, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C2-C6 alkenyloxy group, a C2-C6 alkynyloxy group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyloxy group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyloxy group, a C1-C6 haloalkoxy group, a C1-C6 alkyl group substituted with a heterocyclic group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different heteroatoms
selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein the heterocyclic group may
be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group ?, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group substituted with a heterocyclic group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different heteroatoms
selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein the heterocyclic group may
be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group ?, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group substituted with a heterocyclic-oxy group in which the heterocyclic group in the heterocyclic-oxy group comprising
3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom,
a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein said heterocyclic group optionally substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different
substituents selected from substituent group ?, and a heterocyclic group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical
or different heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein
the heterocyclic group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group
?, and when the heteroatom in the heterocyclic group is a sulfur atom, the sulfur atom being optionally oxidized to sulfoxide
or sulfone;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a C2-C6 alkynyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C2-C6 haloalkenyl group, a C2-C6 haloalkynyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyloxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a di(C1-C6 alkoxy) C1-C6 alkyl group, a heterocyclic group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different heteroatoms selected
from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein the heterocyclic group may be substituted
with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group ?; a phenyl group which may be substituted
with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenyl C1-C6 alkyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenyl C2-C6 alkenyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, and a phenyl C2-C6 alkynyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?;

Y and Z are selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom and a sulfur atom;
A is selected from the group consisting of A-1, A-2, A-3, A-4, and A-5, as depicted below;

R4 is selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyl group, O?M+ wherein M+ represents an alkali metal cation or an ammonium cation, an amino group, a halogen atom, a cyano group, an isothiocyanate
group, an isocyanate group, a hydroxycarbonyloxy group, a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyloxy group, a benzyloxycarbonyloxy group which may be substituted with a substituent group selected from substituent
group ?, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C2-C6 alkenyloxy group, a C2-C6 alkynyloxy group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyloxy group, a cyanomethylene oxy group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyloxy group, a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyloxy group, a C1-C6 haloalkylcarbonyloxy group, a C2-C6 alkenylcarbonyloxy group, a C2-C6 haloalkenylcarbonyloxy group, a C2-C6 alkynylcarbonyloxy group, a C2-C6 haloalkynylcarbonyloxy group, a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl C1-C6 alkoxy group, a phenyloxy group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?,
a benzyloxy group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the substituent group ?, a phenylcarbonyloxy
group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a benzylcarbonyloxy group
which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenylcarbonyl C1-C6 alkyloxy group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a C1-C10 alkylsulfonlyoxy group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonlyoxy group, a phenylsulfonyloxy group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from
substituent group ?, a benzylsulfonyloxy group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent
group ?, a C1-C10 alkylthio group, a C1-C10 alkylsulfinyl group, a C1-C10 alkylsulfonyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylthio group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl group, a C2-C6 alkenylthio group, a C2-C6 alkenylsulfinyl group, a C2-C6 alkenylsulfonyl group, a C2-C6 alkynylthio group, a C2-C6 alkynylsulfinyl group, a C2-C6 alkynylsulfonyl group, a phenylthio group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent
group ?, a benzylthio group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenylsulfinyl
group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a benzylsulfinyl group which
may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenylsulfonyl group which may be substituted
with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a benzylsulfonyl group which may be substituted with one
or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a C1-C10 alkylamino group, a di(C1-C10 alkyl)amino group, a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonylamino group, a C1-C6 alkoxy group substituted with a heterocyclic group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different
heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein the heterocyclic
group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group ?, a heterocyclic
group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different heteroatoms selected from an oxygen atom, a sulfur
atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein the heterocyclic group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents
selected from substituent group ?, and a heterocyclic-oxy group in which the heterocyclic group in the heterocyclic-oxy group
comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of an
oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein the heterocyclic group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or
different substituents selected from substituent group ?;

A1 is selected from the group consisting of X1 and X2, as depicted by the following formulas


A2 is selected from the group consisting of X3, X4, X5, X6, and X7, as depicted by the following formulas


A3 is selected from the group consisting of X8 and X9, as depicted by the following formulas


n is selected from the group consisting of 0, 1, and 2;
R5, R6, R8, R9, R35 and R36 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom and a C1-C6 alkyl group, wherein, R5 and R8 may be joined together to form a C2-C5 alkylene chain or a C2-C5 alkenylene chain, and may form a ring together with adjacent carbon atoms, and R5 and R35 may be joined together to form a C1-C5 alkylene chain to form a ring with adjacent carbon atoms;

R7, R33, and R34 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a C2-C6 alkynyl group, and a C1-C6 alkoxy group;

R14, R15, R16 and R17 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, and a benzyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the substituent group
?;

R18 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a C2-C6 alkynyl group, a cyanomethyl group, and a benzyl group;

R20 is selected from the group consisting of a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a C2-C6 alkynyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, and a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyl group;

R21 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom; a C1-C6 alkyl group, and a halogen atom;

R23 is selected from the group consisting of a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 alkylthio group, a C1-C10 alkylsulfinyl group, a C1-C10 alkylsulfonyl group, a phenylthio group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the substituent
group ?, a benzylthio group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenylsulfinyl
group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a benzylsulfinyl group which
may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a phenylsulfonyl group which may be substituted
with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, and a benzylsulfonyl group which may be substituted with
one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?;

R24 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a cyano group, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, and a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonylamino group;

R25 is selected from the group consisting of a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group, a cyano group, and a nitro group;

R31 and R32 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a phenyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?, a benzyl
group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from the substituent group ?, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyl group, a C1-C10 alkylthio carbonyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group, a phenylsulfonyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent
group ?, a benzylsulfonyl group which may be substituted with one or more substituents selected from substituent group ?,
a heterocyclic group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one or more identical or different heteroatoms selected from the
group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein said heterocyclic group may be substituted
with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group ?, and a C1-C6 alkyl group substituted with a heterocyclic group in which the heterocyclic group comprising 3 to 10 carbon atoms and one
or more identical or different heteroatoms selected from an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein said heterocyclic
group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group ?, wherein R31 and R32 may be joined together to form a 5- to 6-membered ring with adjacent nitrogen atom, and one or more carbon atoms in the ring
may be substituted with a sulfur atom and/or an oxygen atom;

wherein, “substituent group ?” is selected from the group consisting of: a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C2-C6 alkenyl group, a C2-C6 alkynyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C2-C6 haloalkenyl group, a C2-C6 haloalkynyl group, a C3-C6 halocycloalkyl group, a C3-C6 halocycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyloxy group, a C2-C6 alkenyloxy group, a C2-C6 alkynyloxy group, a C1-C6 alkylcarbonyloxy group, a C1-C6 haloalkoxy group, a C1-C6 alkylthio group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylthio group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl group, an amino group, a C1-C6 alkylcarbonylamino group, a mono(C1-C6 alkyl)amino group, a di(C1-C6 alkyl)amino group, a hydroxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylthio C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfinyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylthio C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfinyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkylsulfonyl C1-C6 alkyl group, a cyano C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C3-C6 cycloalkyl C1-C6 alkyloxy group, a C1-C6 haloalkoxy C1-C6 alkoxy group, a cyano C1-C6 alkoxy group, a C1-C6 acyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxyimino C1-C6 alkyl group, a carboxyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl group, a carbamoyl group, a mono(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl group, a di(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl group, a nitro group, a cyano group, a phenyl group optionally substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different
substituents selected from substituent group ?, a heterocyclic group comprising 2 to 10 carbon atoms and 1 to 5 identical
or different heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein
said heterocyclic group may be substituted with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from substituent group
?, a heterocyclic oxy group comprising 2 to 10 carbon atoms and 1 to 5 identical or different heteroatoms selected from the
group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, and a nitrogen atom wherein said heterocyclic oxy group may be substituted
with 1 to 5 identical or different substituents selected from group ?, and a C3-C6 alkylene group formed with two adjacent substituent groups, wherein 1 to 3 carbon atoms in the alkylene group may be substituted
with an atom selected from the group consisting of an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a nitrogen atom, and a carbon atom constituting
an carbonyl group; and

“substituent group ?” is selected from the group consisting of a halogen atom, a nitro group, a cyano group, a C1-C6 alkyl group, a C1-C6 haloalkyl group, a C1-C6 alkoxy group, and a C1-C6 haloalkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 9,578,657

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD AND DEVICE

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A wireless communication method carried out by a wireless transmitter, comprising:
preparing a packet carrying an indication of a clear channel assessment (CCA) threshold level for an unintended wireless device;
transmitting the packet to an intended wireless device under a protocol by which the unintended wireless device is expected
to abide;

adjusting the CCA threshold level; and
adjusting a number or a value range of a backoff counter of the wireless transmitter in accordance with the variation of the
CCA threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,577,797

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE DETECTION AND REMEDIATION OF NON-RESPONSIVE CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a notification identifying a non-responsive customer premises equipment (CPE) device and a cable modem associated
with the CPE device;

requesting an identification of a cable modem termination system (CMTS) associated with the CPE device;
determining that the cable modem supports a toggle interface feature;
verifying responsiveness of the CPE device at a data link layer, the verifying comprising:
instructing the CMTS to clear an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP) entry associated with the CPE device;
sending a signal to the CPE device that causes the CMTS to issue an ARP request to the CPE device; and
querying the CMTS to determine whether the ARP entry associated with the CPE device has been restored; and
updating an event record to indicate whether the CPE device is responsive at the data link layer.

US Pat. No. 9,576,771

HIGH ENERGY ION IMPLANTER, BEAM CURRENT ADJUSTER, AND BEAM CURRENT ADJUSTMENT METHOD

Sumitomo Heavy Industries...

1. A beam current adjuster for an ion implanter comprising:
a variable aperture device disposed at a focus point of an ion beam or a vicinity thereof to adjust a beam width of the ion
beam in a direction perpendicular to a focusing direction of the ion beam at the focus point in order to control an implanting
beam current.

US Pat. No. 9,577,540

MULTI-STAGE FLYBACK CONVERTER FOR WIDE INPUT VOLTAGE RANGE APPLICATIONS

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. A DC-DC power converter circuit comprising:
an intermediate circuit comprising first and second capacitors coupled in series across first and second DC input terminals
and defining a midpoint;

a flyback transformer having a first primary winding coupled on a first end to the first DC input terminal, a second primary
winding coupled on a first end to the midpoint, and a secondary winding;

a first switching element coupled between a second end of the first primary winding and the midpoint;
a second switching element coupled between a second end of the second primary winding and the second DC input terminal;
the secondary winding of the flyback transformer is configured for coupling to a DC load; and
control circuitry is coupled to the first and second switching elements and effective to turn the first and second switching
elements on and off synchronously, wherein a voltage across the first capacitor is substantially equal to a voltage across
the second capacitor, further wherein a voltage stress across the first and second switching elements is substantially equal.

US Pat. No. 9,577,516

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLED OVERSHOOT IN A RF GENERATOR

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A radio-frequency (RF) generator, comprising:
A RF power amplifier; and
A direct-current (DC) power supply electrically connected with the RF power amplifier to supply electrical power to the RF
power amplifier, the DC power supply including:

a primary DC power supply;
an auxiliary DC power supply;
a half-bridge circuit that, in a first switching state, electrically connects, in series, the auxiliary DC power supply with
the primary DC power supply and that, in a second switching state, electrically disconnects the auxiliary DC power supply
from the primary DC power supply; and

a control circuit that places the half-bridge circuit in the first switching state for a first period of time and that places
the half-bridge circuit in the second switching state for a second period of time to produce a controlled overshoot in the
power produced by the RF generator throughout the first period of time;

wherein the first and second periods of time are followed by zero, one, or a plurality of additional periods of time during
which the RF generator produces a different amount of power than during the first and second periods of time.

US Pat. No. 9,577,201

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

UNIVERSAL DISPLAY CORPORA...

1. An iridium compound having the formula:

wherein n is 1, 2 or 3;
wherein each R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, and aryl;

wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is a branched alkyl containing at least 4 carbon atoms, and

wherein the branching occurs at a position further than the benzylic position;
wherein R1 and R3 are mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-, or no substitutions;

wherein R2 is mono-, di-, or no substitutions; and

wherein X—Y is an ancillary ligand.

US Pat. No. 9,576,910

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGING STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising:
a plurality of devices;
a molding surrounding the plurality of devices and including a first surface adjacent to an active component of at least one
of the plurality of devices and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and

a shielding structure disposed within the molding and between two or more of the plurality of devices;
wherein the shielding structure includes a first surface adjacent to the first surface of the molding and a second surface
adjacent to the second surface of the molding, and the second surface of the shielding structure includes a recessed portion
recessed towards the first surface of the molding, and

a metallic coating disposed over the molding and the shielding structure, wherein the metallic coating extends substantially
conformally and continuously within the recessed portion of the second surface of the shielding structure.

US Pat. No. 9,574,523

FLUID FLOW VALVE, PARTICULARLY FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND A TEMPERATURE REGULATION DEVICE INCLUDING ONE SUCH VALVE

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A fluid flow valve for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a body capable of being traversed by said fluid; and
a sealing means which is arranged in said body the sealing means being configured to occupy different angular positions by
the rotation of said sealing means relative to said body,

wherein the sealing means:
permits, in a first angular position, the fluid to pass from a first inlet to a first outlet of the valve and from a second
inlet to a second outlet of the valve and, in a second angular position, to permit the fluid to pass from the first inlet
to the second outlet through the body, and

ensures the gradual closing of the first inlet;
wherein the sealing means includes a first inclined part and a second inclined part, and
wherein the first inlet is located upstream of the first inclined part, the first outlet is located downstream of the first
inclined part and upstream of the second inclined part, the second inlet is located downstream of the second inclined part,
and the second outlet is located downstream of the second inclined part.

US Pat. No. 9,575,064

METHODS RELATING TO TESTING FOR LYSOSOMAL STORAGE DISORDERS

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A process for detecting enzymatic activity in vitro, comprising:
contacting a sample containing a target enzyme with a substrate and one or more oleate salts wherein said salt is selected
from the group consisting of sodium, magnesium, potassium, calcium, lithium and zinc, said step of contacting is performed
under conditions wherein the target enzyme is lysosomal storage enzyme capable of acting on the substrate to produce an enzymatic
product, and wherein said oleate salt allows for improved enzyme activity, detection of lower enzyme amounts, and/or greater
reproducibility; and

detecting said enzymatic product, wherein said target enzyme is acid ?-galactosidase A, acid ?-glucocerebrosidase, galactocerebrosidase,
acid ?-glucosidase, acid sphingomylenase, ?-L-iduronidase, or combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,578,671

ESTABLISHING MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS BETWEEN A USER EQUIPMENT AND WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK NODES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:
establishing a control plane connection over a wireless link between a user equipment (UE) and a first wireless access network
node;

establishing a plurality of upper layer connections over wireless links between the UE and a set of wireless access network
nodes using signaling in the control plane connection, the signaling in the control plane connection comprising control messages
received by the UE from the first wireless access network node instructing the UE to establish the plurality of upper layer
connections with respective protocol stacks in the UE for communicating user plane data over wireless links between the UE
and the set of wireless access network nodes, each protocol stack of the protocol stacks including an independent upper protocol
layer at or above a Medium Access Control (MAC) layer, wherein the set of wireless access network nodes includes at least
a second wireless access network node and a third wireless access network node;

determining whether a portion of the user plane data is to be offloaded to the second wireless access network node;
sending a message to the second wireless access network node to request offloading of the portion of the user plane data to
the second wireless access network node, the message comprising information identifying radio access bearers to be offloaded
to the second wireless access network node; and

in response to the second wireless access network node accepting the request, sending a message in the control plane connection
to the UE instructing the UE to establish an upper layer connection with the second wireless access network node.

US Pat. No. 9,574,501

METHOD FOR GROUNDING AN ELECTRICAL COMPONENT

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A method for earthing an electrical component which is received in a body that is assembled with a cover, the cover being
in electrical contact with the electrical component when the cover is assembled on the body, the method comprising:
positioning the cover relative to the body using a centering component which is arranged in the body and in electrical contact
with the body; and

the cover is assembled in a state positioned in this manner on the body so that the cover is in electrical contact with both
the centering component and the electrical component,

wherein a plurality of electrically conductive tongues located within the cover move into contact with the centering component
when the cover is assembled on the body,

wherein at least one of the plurality of tongues is in electrical contact with an electrically conductive track of the cover,
wherein the centering component is a cylinder which has a circular cross-section and wherein the plurality of tongues is arranged
on the periphery of the cylinder,

wherein the cover comprises a bearing which is configured to cooperate with the centering component in order to position the
cover relative to the body, and

wherein at least one of the plurality of tongues comprises at least one portion which, when the centering component is not
received in the bearing, is at a distance from the center of the bearing less than the radius of the centering component.

US Pat. No. 9,573,210

GEAR CUTTING MACHINE, END MILL AND METHOD OF FORM MILLING

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

1. A gear cutting machine for gear cutting a toothed workpiece having an involute or cycloid toothing by form milling, the
gear cutting machine comprising:
at least one cutter head for mounting at least one end mill having an axis, wherein one or more of the cutter head or the
end mill are adjustable and wherein the end mill axis is alignable such that it is a tangent to a machined flank of the workpiece,
with an outer contour of the end mill being configured to engage an entire contour of a tooth flank of an involute or cycloid
tooth from a tooth base to a tooth head, the outer contour of the end mill having an almost unchanging diameter profile in
a direction of the end mill axis such that an approximately constant cutting speed is achieved over a total length of the
tooth flank, and wherein the outer contour of the end mill corresponds to the tooth flank contour from the tooth base to the
tooth head and is shaped for manufacturing/processing the involute or cycloid toothing.

US Pat. No. 9,574,062

CHLOROPRENE RUBBER COMPOSITION AND VULCANIZED RUBBER THEREOF, AND RUBBER MOLDED PRODUCT, VIBRATION-DAMPING RUBBER MEMBER, ENGINE MOUNT, AND HOSE USING VULCANIZED RUBBER

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A chloroprene rubber composition comprising:
a chloroprene rubber comprising a xanthogen-modified chloroprene rubber and/or a mercaptan-modified chloroprene rubber in
an amount of 100 parts by mass;

a carbon black having a number-average particle diameter of 70 nm to 600 nm and a DBP oil absorption, as determined by the
Oil Absorption A method of JIS-K6221, of 15 ml/100 g to 60 ml/100 g in an amount of 15 to 150 parts by mass; and

a plasticizer represented by the following Chemical Formula (1) in an amount of 3 to 30 parts by mass:
R1COO—(CH2)8—COOR2  (1)
(wherein, R1 and R2 each represent an alkyl group having a carbon number of 1 to 5).

US Pat. No. 9,577,769

BUILT-IN SELF-TEST TECHNIQUE FOR DETECTION OF IMPERFECTLY CONNECTED ANTENNA IN OFDM TRANSCEIVERS

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A method for testing a connection of an antenna circuit unit to an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing, OFDM, communication
transceiver having a receiver chain and an emitting chain, said receiver chain including a time-to-frequency transform unit
and said emitting chain including a frequency-to-time transform unit, said method comprising:
disconnecting said receiver chain from said antenna circuit unit;
providing a stimulus as an input to said emitting chain;
reintroducing a signal output by said emitting chain as an input of said receiving chain;
determining a resonance frequency, Fr, and a quality factor, Q, of a transfer function computed from an output of said time-to-frequency
transform unit; and

deciding about the connection of said antenna circuit unit and said OFDM communication transceiver according to said resonance
frequency, Fr, and said quality factor, Q.

US Pat. No. 9,577,537

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOAD COMPENSATION WITH PRIMARY-SIDE SENSING AND REGULATION FOR FLYBACK POWER CONVERTERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. A system for regulating an output voltage of a power converter, the system comprising:
a sample-and-hold circuit located on a chip configured to receive an input voltage through a terminal, the sample-and-hold
circuit being configured to sample the input voltage, hold the sampled input voltage, and generate a sampled-and-held voltage;

an error amplifier configured to process information associated with the sampled-and- held voltage and a threshold voltage
and generate a first output signal;

a first signal generator configured to generate a second output signal and one or more third output signals;
a comparator configured to receive the first output signal and the second output signal and generate a comparison signal;
a driver coupled to the comparator and configured to generate a drive signal based on at least information associated with
the comparison signal; and

a current generator configured to receive the one or more third output signals and generate a compensation current flowing
out of the chip through the terminal;

wherein:
the driver is further coupled to a first switch configured to receive the drive signal and affect a first current flowing
through a primary winding coupled to a secondary winding;

the secondary winding is associated with at least an output voltage of a power converter, the power converter including the
primary winding, the secondary winding, and an auxiliary winding, the auxiliary winding being coupled to the secondary winding;
and

the input voltage is associated with at least the auxiliary winding and depends on at least the output voltage and the compensation
current; wherein:

the second output signal starts to increase from a first magnitude at a first time;
the one or more third output signals represent a first time period during which the second output signal increases in magnitude;
and

the compensation current decreases in magnitude in response to a second time period increasing, the second time period starting
from the first time and ending at a second time when the second output signal becomes equal to the first output signal in
magnitude.

US Pat. No. 9,578,649

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO FACILITATE SUPPORT FOR MULTI-RADIO COEXISTENCE

QUALCOMM INCORPORATED, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:
determining at least one potential gap pattern configuration for a first radio access technology (RAT), the at least one potential
gap pattern configuration satisfying a scheduling timeline constraint of the first RAT and a timeline constraint of a second
RAT, each potential gap pattern comprising a subframe for a potential uplink grant and a subframe for hybrid automatic repeat
request (HARQ) feedback to satisfy the scheduling timeline constraint of the first RAT;

selecting one of the at least one potential gap pattern configuration that reduces conflicts between the first RAT and the
second RAT; and

transmitting an indication of the selected gap pattern configuration to a base station, the indication intended for the base
station to approve the selected gap pattern configuration and customize at least one HARQ process to correspond with the selected
gap pattern configuration, the customizing comprises changing at least one of: uplink HARQ grant to transmission, transmission
to acknowledgment (ACK), downlink HARQ grant to ACK, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,576,897

SEMICONDUCTOR INTERCONNECT DEVICE

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. An interconnect device, comprising:
a substrate;
a dielectric layer on the substrate;
a metal layer passing through the dielectric layer and on the substrate;
a metal nitride capping layer on the metal layer, wherein the metal nitride capping layer is formed from underlying portions
of the metal layer by a thermal annealing reaction and a nitridation process; and

a semiconductor nitride layer on the dielectric layer and in direct contact with the metal nitride capping layer, wherein
the semiconductor nitride layer and the metal nitride capping layer are from a same semiconductor cover layer after the thermal
annealing reaction and the nitridation process.

US Pat. No. 9,574,754

MODULAR ILLUSTRATION LAMP

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS LLC...

1. A modular illumination lamp comprising:
a base, wherein the base comprises at least a chamber, and at least a power source is mounted within the chamber;
a first frame integrally formed with the base by casting;
a second frame connected to the first frame or the base; and
at least one illumination module mounted on the first frame and at least one illumination module mounted on the second frame;
wherein the at least one illumination module is a LED illumination module, and comprises a plurality of LED light sources,
and a sector reflector is disposed on a side of the plurality of LED light sources; wherein the sector reflector comprises
two side portions and a reflecting portion connecting the two side portions and forms a sector structure, and a receiving
space is formed between the two side portions and reflector, and the plurality of LED light sources are disposed in said receiving
space.

US Pat. No. 9,574,693

ACOUSTIC LOAD MITIGATOR

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A method of reducing an acoustic load of a standpipe connected to a first pipe configured to carry a flow, the method comprising:
disrupting the flow in the first pipe at a downstream side of an opening in the first pipe to which the standpipe is connected,
and

suppressing a standing wave in the standpipe due to the disruption of the flow in the first pipe.
US Pat. No. 9,572,888

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia or indolent B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a subject comprising parenterally
administering to the subject a volume of about 100 mL or less of a liquid composition comprising:
bendamustine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
a polar aprotic solvent; and
a parenterally acceptable diluent;
over a period of less than or equal to about 15 minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,578,703

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTINUOUS ADJUSTMENT OF REFERENCE SIGNAL TO CONTROL CHIP

Integrated Illumination S...

1. A system, comprising:
an electronic chip having a current control input configured to receive a reference signal, and an output coupled to a power
input of a device, the electronic chip configured to provide power to the device based on the reference signal input to the
current control input; and

a wave shape generator having an output coupled to the current control input of the electronic chip to provide the generated
reference signal, the wave shape generator configured to generate the reference signal comprising a wave with a wave shape
having a slope, a first portion of the wave above a minimum threshold to turn on the electronic chip, and a second portion
of the wave below the minimum threshold to turn off the electronic chip, wherein at least one of the slope, the first portion,
or the second portion is predetermined based on a desired intensity level for the device, and

wherein the electronic chip, to control a level of power delivered to the device, cycles between an on state and an off state
in response to the first portion of the wave and the second portion of the wave.

US Pat. No. 9,578,522

CROSS CORRELATION NULLING FOR INTERFERENCE RESOLUTION

Wi-LAN Labs, Inc., San D...

1. A method for use in receiving communications at a first receiver node, the method comprising:
receiving, at the first receiver node, first expected reference signal information associated with an interfering transmitter
node;

creating, by the first receiver node, a cross-correlation matrix based at least on the first expected reference signal information
and on second expected reference signal information, wherein the second expected reference signal information is associated
with an intended transmitter node; and

generating, by the first receiver node, an improved channel transfer function by applying the cross-correlation matrix to
an estimated channel transfer function, wherein the estimated channel transfer function is associated with a received transmission
from the intended transmitter node, and the improved channel transfer function is associated with the received transmission
from the intended transmitter node.

US Pat. No. 9,577,414

VERTICAL CABLE MANAGER

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A cable manager comprising one or more cable manager units, each cable manager unit comprising:
a pair of opposed side cable guides, each having a plurality of finger-like projections extending forwardly from a support
column and defining an interior space between the pair of side cable guides, wherein each finger-like projection includes
a shaft, and wherein the shafts of all of the plurality of finger-like projections are substantially identical to one another;

a midsection member interconnecting the pair of opposed side cable guides; and
a cover having a panel and separate hinge structures attached at side edges thereof, the separate hinge structures being shaped
to receive a respective hinge boss disposed at a distal end of one of the plurality of finger-like projections, having one
of the substantially-identical shafts, of each of the pair of side cable guides, the cover being pivotable about each of the
hinge bosses, independently, so as to provide access to the interior space from either side.

US Pat. No. 9,572,797

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating leukemia, Hodgkin's disease, or multiple myeloma in a mammal, comprising administering to the mammal,
a liquid bendamustine-containing composition comprising:
a) bendamustine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; and
b) a non-aqueous pharmaceutically acceptable fluid comprising
about 5% to about 10%, based on the volume of the pharmaceutically acceptable fluid, of propylene glycol,
polyethylene glycol,
and a stabilizing amount of an antioxidant selected from the group consisting of thioglycerol, monothioglycerol, lipoic acid,
propyl gallate, methionine, cysteine, metabisulfites, sodium formaldehyde sulfoxylate, phenol-containing aromatic and aliphatic
compounds and dihydrolipoic acid;

the bendamustine-containing composition having less than or equal to 0.11% total PG esters at about 1 month of storage at
a temperature of about 5° C.;

wherein the ratio of polyethylene glycol to propylene glycol is selected from the group consisting of: about 95:5, about 90:10,
about 85:15, about 80:20, and about 75:25.

US Pat. No. 9,577,165

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE CHIP

OSRAM Opto Semiconductor ...

1. A light emitting diode chip comprising a semiconductor layer sequence having an active layer that generates electromagnetic
radiation, wherein
the light emitting diode chip has a radiation exit area at a front side,
the light emitting diode chip has a mirror layer at least in regions at a rear side situated opposite the radiation exit area
relative to the active layer, said mirror layer containing silver,

a protective layer is arranged on the mirror layer,
the protective layer comprises a transparent conductive oxide,
a first electrical connection layer is arranged at an opposite side of the protective layer relative to the mirror layer,
the first electrical connection layer is formed from a plurality of partial layers, and
the plurality of partial layers comprise, proceeding from the minor layer, a platinum layer, a gold layer and a titanium layer.

US Pat. No. 9,577,125

COLLOIDAL SEMICONDUCTING STRUCTURE

YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOP...

1. A colloidal semiconducting structure comprising:
two quantum dots of different bandgap physically coupled to one another and spaced apart via a tunneling barrier material,
the first of said quantum dots being light emitting while the second of said quantum dots being capable of responding to photoexcitation
by creation of excited charge carriers, the materials of the quantum dots and of the barrier are selected to form a double
well structure to electrically separate carriers into two spatially distinct regions, while an oppositely charged carrier
is spatially localized in a single region or further delocalized throughout an entire structure, such that said quantum dots
are capable upon photoexcitation of both quantum dots to emit in at least one of two distinct spectra, wherein said quantum
dots and said tunneling barrier material form a potential well in at least one of a conduction band and a valence band, and
said colloidal semiconducting structure is configured and operable to exhibit efficient luminescence upconversion followed
by radiative recombination.

US Pat. No. 9,577,007

ACTIVE LED MODULE WITH LED AND TRANSISTOR FORMED ON SAME SUBSTRATE

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a first growth layer having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a light emitting diode (LED) having at least a first LED layer of a first conductivity type and a second LED layer of a second
conductivity type, the first LED layer and the second LED layer being epitaxially grown over the top surface of the first
growth layer, wherein the LED is formed to have a central opening; and

a first transistor formed over or in the top surface of the first growth layer, the first transistor comprising a first current
carrying node, a second current carrying node, and a control node,

wherein the first transistor is at least partially formed in the opening in the LED such that the LED surrounds the first
transistor and emits light in an area surrounding the first transistor when the first transistor is turned on,

wherein the first current carrying node is electrically coupled to the first LED layer with a metal layer formed over the
first growth layer,

and wherein the second current carrying node is electrically coupled to a bottom electrode formed on the bottom surface of
the first growth layer, such that the first transistor is connected in series with the LED and the LED is turned on by a sufficient
forward current flowing between the bottom electrode and the second LED layer when the first transistor is turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,574,955

PRESSURE SENSING ELEMENT HAVING AN INSULATING LAYER WITH AN INCREASED HEIGHT FROM THE SUBSTRATE TOWARDS THE OPENING

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A pressure sensing element comprising:
a support substrate;
a sensor electrode supported by the support substrate;
a pressure sensing film functionalized to be electro-conductive, at least in a portion thereof faced to the sensor electrode;
and

an insulating layer which keeps the sensor electrode and the pressure sensing film apart from each other by a predetermined
distance, and has formed therein an opening in which the sensor electrode is exposed to the pressure sensing film,

the insulating layer having an aperture wall which partitions the opening, and an aperture end faced to the pressure sensing
film, and

the insulating layer being increased in height, measured from the support substrate, continuously towards the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,572,998

COLLIMATOR FOR RADIOTHERAPY APPARATUS

Elekta AB (Publ), Stockh...

13. A radiotherapy apparatus comprising:
a beam source and an associated primary collimator defining a rectangular aperture for a radiation beam emitted by the beam
source, the aperture having a long dimension and a short dimension;

a multi-leaf collimator with leaves moveable across the short dimension, and having a range of movement adequate to transport
a tip of each leaf from one side of the aperture to the other side; and

a block collimator having a depth in a propagation direction of a beam emanating from the beam source, the block collimator
further having:

a front face defining leading edge of the block when the block moves into the beam;
at least one main rear face defining a trailing edge when the block moves into the beam, wherein the at least one main rear
face is substantially planar in the direction of the depth of the block and non-parallel to the front face,

wherein the block collimator is moveable in a direction aligned with the long dimension.

US Pat. No. 9,575,260

WAVELENGTH SELECTIVE SWITCH USING ORTHOGONALLY POLARIZED OPTICAL BEAMS

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A wavelength selective switch (WSS) comprising:
an input for launching a first light beam comprising a plurality of wavelength channels and a second light beam, separate
from the first light beam, comprising a plurality of wavelength channels;

first and second polarizers, optically coupled to the input, for polarizing the first and second light beams, respectively,
to create a first polarized light beam and a second polarized light beam that is orthogonal in polarization to the first polarized
light beam;

a beam combiner, optically coupled to the first and second polarizers, for combining the first polarized light beam and the
second polarized light beam into a combined beam;

a focusing element, optically coupled to a wavelength dispersing element, for focusing a plurality of wavelength groups associated
with the combined beam;

a polarization beamsplitter, optically coupled to the focusing element, for separating each one of the plurality of wavelength
groups, based on polarization, into a corresponding first polarized wavelength group and a second polarized wavelength group
orthogonal in polarization to the first polarized wavelength group; and

a director array, located downstream from the polarization beamsplitter, including first and second rows of directors for
independently redirecting each wavelength channel of the corresponding first polarized wavelength group and second polarized
wavelength group of the plurality of wavelength groups, respectively, to propagate back through the polarization beamsplitter,
the focusing element, the wavelength dispersing element, the beam combiner, and at least one of the first or second polarizers.

US Pat. No. 9,572,856

METHOD OF TREATING LOW BLOOD PRESSURE

The George Washington Uni...

1. A method of treating a human patient suffering from refractory hypotension, comprising administering angiotensin II to
the patient at a rate of about 20 ng/kg/min while the patient is receiving a vasopressor, wherein the vasopressor is vasopressin
or a catecholamine.

US Pat. No. 9,577,366

WATERPROOF CONNECTOR HAVING AN ELASTIC SEAL MEMBER WITH THE ENGAGED PORTION

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A waterproof connector to be connected to a mating connector, comprising:
a housing including a hollow portion for accommodating the mating connector; and
an elastic seal member disposed in the housing,
wherein said elastic seal member includes a main body portion and an engaged portion extending from the main body portion,
said housing further includes a guide groove formed in an inner surface thereof inside the hollow portion for guiding the
elastic seal member,

said guide groove has a width gradually decreasing,
said engaged portion includes a neck portion and a protruding portion at a distal end of the neck portion,
said housing includes an installation portion for accommodating the neck portion of the engaged portion, and
said protruding portion has a width greater than a width of the installation portion so that the engaged portion abuts against
the installation portion and is deformed when the elastic seal member is inserted into the hollow portion.

US Pat. No. 9,577,312

POLARIZATION ALIGNMENT FOR WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEMS

FLIR SYSTEMS, INC., Wils...

1. A system comprising:
a first electronic device mounted to a vehicle, wherein the first electronic device is coupled to a first antenna; and
a second electronic device mounted to the vehicle, wherein the second electronic device is coupled to a second antenna, wherein
the second electronic device is adapted to communicate with the first electronic device over a wireless link via, at least
in part, the first and second antennas, and wherein linear polarization components of the first and second antennas are substantially
aligned with a lateral axis of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,576,828

HEAT RESERVOIR CHAMBER, AND METHOD FOR THERMAL TREATMENT

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A thermal treatment chamber, comprising:
a wafer holder to hold a to-be-processed wafer;
a heat reservoir located under the wafer holder, but being separated from the wafer holder, for adjusting a temperature of
the wafer holder based on the to-be-processed wafer;

a first driving unit connected to the heat reservoir for adjusting a distance between the wafer holder and the heat reservoir
to adjust the temperature of the wafer holder; and

a frame having a base and sidewalls, wherein the sidewalls are fixed on the base to form space such that the wafer holder,
the heat reservoir, and the first driving unit are positioned in the space, wherein:

the first driving unit includes a driver and a connecting unit, the driver being fixed on the base for driving the heat reservoir
moving up and down, and the connecting unit being connected to the heat reservoir and the driver to guide a movement direction
of the heat reservoir, and

the connecting unit includes a fixed portion and a movable portion, the fixed portion being fixed on a sidewall of the frame,
and the movable portion being connected to the heat reservoir and the driver to guide the movement direction of the heat reservoir
along directions confined by the fixed portion.

US Pat. No. 9,574,573

WEAR RESISTANT SLURRY PUMP PARTS PRODUCED USING HOT ISOSTATIC PRESSING

SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD. in t...

1. A method for manufacturing a part for a centrifugal slurry pump, comprising:
forming a skeleton of the part having an outer dimension smaller than the part;
placing the skeleton of the part in a metal enclosure having an interior dimension larger than the outer dimension of the
skeleton of the part and thereby forming a space;

adding a metal matrix composite powder into the metal enclosure to fill the space; and
subjecting the metal enclosure to hot isostatic pressing, thereby allowing bonding of the metal matrix composite to the skeleton
of the part to form the part.

US Pat. No. 9,572,854

TREATMENT OF PROTEIN DEGRADATION DISORDERS

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method of treating a subject suffering from a solid tumor comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective
amount of a proteasome inhibitor and an aggresome inhibitor, wherein the aggresome inhibitor selectively inhibits HDAC6.

US Pat. No. 9,577,918

INCREASINGLY MINIMAL BIAS ROUTING

Cray Inc., Seattle, WA (...

1. A multiprocessor computer system having a processor interconnect network, the multiprocessor computer system comprising:
a plurality of routers configured to dynamically route a data packet in the processor interconnect network as a function of
a routing table comprising biases, wherein the plurality of routers are configured to accommodate routing by selecting local
paths based on a congestion metric which provides an estimated load for a plurality of possible local paths and a predetermined
bias provided by the routing table, wherein the predetermined bias is used to promote a routing methodology, and is selected
from a neutral bias, a bias toward minimal routing or a bias toward non-minimal routing, the selected local path corresponding
to a lightest loaded port after application of the predetermined bias,

wherein the selecting of local paths by each of the plurality of routers causes the selection of a network path from a source
node to a destination node from a plurality of network paths, each said network path consisting of a sequence of hops,

wherein the predetermined biases along the sequence of hops are applied so as to influence the selection of a non-minimal
routing methodology for a first hop from the source node to a first router and a bias toward minimal routing is applied at
a subsequent hop along the network path so as to increase the likelihood of selecting a minimal routing methodology.

US Pat. No. 9,577,686

PROVIDING FOR RADIO FREQUENCY AUTO GAIN CONTROL (RF AGC)

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A method for providing radio frequency auto gain control (RF AGC) for a specific frequency, comprising:
obtaining a noise measurement (N) and radio frequency level for the specific frequency;
scanning a band of frequencies that the specific frequency is part of, and storing a plurality of identified frequencies;
at least one frequency intemodulation is calculated by the stored plurality of identified frequencies;
in response to the at least one frequency intermodualtion being not equal to the specific frequency, performing an iterative
process to readjust the RF AGC, the interative process including a readjustment of the RF AGC based on a noise floor performance.

US Pat. No. 9,576,782

ORTHOGONAL ACCELERATION SYSTEM FOR TIME-OF-FLIGHT MASS SPECTROMETER

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. An orthogonal pulse accelerator for a Time-of-Flight mass analyzer, comprising:
an electrically-conductive first plate extending in a first plane;
a second plate spaced from the first plate, the second plate extending in a second plane parallel to the first plane, the
second plate comprising a grid that defines a plurality of apertures each having a first dimension extending in a first direction
and a second dimension orthogonal to the first dimension, the first and second dimensions lying in the second plane and the
second dimension being larger than the first dimension;

an electrically-conductive third plate spaced from the second plate, the third plate comprising a second grid defining a second
plurality of apertures;

an electrically-conductive fourth plate spaced from the third plate, the fourth plate comprising a third grid defining a third
plurality of apertures; and

a voltage source configured to apply a constant voltage to the fourth plate during operation of the mass analyzer,
wherein the first and second plates are positioned in the Time-of-Flight mass analyzer to receive, during operation of the
mass analyzer, an ion beam propagating in the first direction in a region between the first and second plates while a first
electric field between the first and second plates is essentially zero, and the orthogonal pulse accelerator directs ions
in the ion beam through the plurality of apertures of the second plate when a second electric field is applied between the
first and second plates, where ions passing through the plurality of apertures of the second plate are directed through the
second plurality of apertures of the third plate and through the third plurality of apertures of the fourth plate.

US Pat. No. 9,575,518

COMPUTER HOUSING

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A housing of a computer comprising:
a cover;
a body; and
a locking mechanism mounted to the cover, and the locking mechanism comprising a handle and a sliding plate;
wherein the handle is configured to rotate between a first position and a second position relative to the cover, when the
handle is in the first position, the sliding plate is engaged with the cover to fix the cover to the body; and when the handle
is in the second position, the sliding plate is driven away from the body by the handle and the cover is unlocked with the
body.

US Pat. No. 9,574,833

THERMAL CONDUCTIVE SHEET, METHOD OF PRODUCING THERMAL CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND HEAT RELEASING DEVICE

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A thermal conductive sheet comprising:
a base sheet that comprises a binder component that exhibits elasticity at room temperature and a graphite powder that has
anisotropy, the graphite powder being oriented in a thickness direction; and

a metal foil that has a thickness of from 1 to 30% of a thickness of the base sheet, the metal foil being positioned on one
surface of the base sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,577,857

ADAPTIVE MODULATION IN A HYBRID VEHICLE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of providing communications to and from devices being transported by vehicles, comprising:
obtaining, at a hybrid communications distributor disposed in a terrestrial location, first content that is to be delivered
to a device, the device being a mobile computing device that is temporarily being transported by a vehicle that is in-flight
and outside of a distance from a vehicle port at which a beacon signal transmitted by a transceiver disposed at the vehicle
port is detectable;

selecting, by a processor of the hybrid communications distributor, a first modulation scheme from a set of pre-defined modulation
schemes;

causing, by the hybrid communications distributor, a forward transmission to be sent via a forward link to the vehicle that
is in-flight, the forward link included in a first communication link supported by a first frequency band, the forward transmission
configured using the first modulation scheme, and the forward transmission including (i) the first content, and (ii) an indication
of the device;

receiving, at the hybrid communications distributor from the vehicle, via a reverse link included in a second communication
link supported by a second frequency band, feedback information including information corresponding to a geo-spatial location
of the vehicle that is in-flight, the geo-spatial location including an altitude of the vehicle that is in-flight;

selecting, by the processor of the hybrid communications distributor and based on the feedback information, a second modulation
scheme from the set of pre-defined modulation schemes for delivery of a subsequent forward transmission to the vehicle, the
subsequent forward transmission including second content to be delivered to the device or to another device being transported
by the vehicle; and

causing, by the hybrid communications distributor, the subsequent forward transmission to be sent via the forward link to
the vehicle, the subsequent forward transmission configured using the second modulation scheme.

US Pat. No. 9,576,974

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SK HYNIX INC., Icheon-si...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming on a lower structure, a first stack structure in which first material layers and second material layers are alternately
stacked;

forming, on the first stack structure, a second stack structure in which third material layers and fourth material layers
are alternately stacked;

forming preliminary holes penetrating the second stack structure;
forming a fifth material layer covering the preliminary holes on the second stack structure to define a first air-gap inside
the preliminary holes; and

forming through holes connected to the preliminary holes by penetrating from the fifth material layer overlapping the preliminary
holes to the first stack structure.

US Pat. No. 9,575,282

APPARATUS FOR FIXING SOLID IMMERSION LENS

KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTI...

1. An apparatus for fixing a solid immersion lens (SIL) in an SIL optical system, comprising:
a first adapter at which the SIL is mounted the first adaptor being configured to adjust a distance from an infrared ray (IR)
objective lens and a focal length from a specimen by adjusting a location of the SIL, to be in close horizontal contact with
the specimen;

a second adapter screw-coupled to an inner surface of the first adapter and screw-coupled to an outer surface of a third adapter
to pressurize or depressurize a first O-ring, the first O-ring being disposed between the second adaptor and one end portion
of the third adaptor;

the third adapter screw-coupled to inner surfaces of the second adapter and a fourth adapter;
the fourth adapter screw-coupled to the outer surface of the third adapter to pressurize or depressurize a second O-ring,
the second O-ring being disposed between the other end portion of the third adaptor and the fourth adaptor;

the first and second O-rings configured to elastically fix an outer surface of a barrel of the IR objective lens by an expansion
due to pressurizing forces of the second adapter and the fourth adapter; and

an SIL holder configured to mount the SIL onto the first adapter.

US Pat. No. 9,575,138

METHOD FOR SMALL-SIGNAL STABILITY ASSESSMENT OF POWER SYSTEMS USING SOURCE SIDE AND 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 using a Hardware-in-the-Loop (HIL) simulation system, the power
system comprising a source side and a load side from a perspective of the power electronic-based component, wherein the power
electronic-based component is selected from a solid state transformer (SST), a machine drive and an inverter;

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, and perturbing the load side of the power electronic-based component
by injecting a voltage of about 0.5 to about 1 percent of a nominal voltage of the power system at the load side, wherein
perturbing the power system comprises perturbing the source side and the load side of the power electronic-based component
simultaneously;

measuring a current and a voltage at the source side to generate a measured source side current and a measured source side
voltage and measuring a current and a voltage at the load side to generate a measured load side current and a measured load
side voltage;

determining a phase of the power system using single-phase Phase Lock Loop;
transforming the measured source side current and the measured source side voltage and the measured load side current and
the measured load side voltage to a d-q reference frame using the determined phase of the power system, to generate a transformed
time-domain source side current value and a transformed time-domain source side voltage value and a transformed time domain
load side current value and a transformed time-domain load side voltage value;

transferring the transformed time-domain source side current value to a frequency-domain source side current value, transferring
the transformed time-domain source side voltage value to a frequency-domain source side voltage value, transferring the transformed
time-domain load side current value to a frequency-domain load side current value and transferring the transformed time-domain
load side voltage value to a frequency-domain load side voltage value using Fourier transforms;

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

plotting a Nyquist contour of a component using the frequency-domain return-ratio matrix;
evaluating small-signal stability of the power system using stability criteria; and
preventing instabilities of the power system based upon the evaluation of small-signal stability of the power system using
stability criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,572,887

FORMULATIONS OF BENDAMUSTINE

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A method of treating chronic lymphocytic leukemia or indolent B cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in a subject comprising:
a. providing a non-aqueous liquid composition comprising from about 10 mg/mL to about 100 mg/mL of bendamustine or a pharmaceutically
acceptable salt thereof, wherein the total impurities are less than about 5% as determined by HPLC at a wavelength of 223
nm after 15 months at a temperature of from about 5° C. to about 25° C.;

b. diluting said non-aqueous liquid composition with a parenterally acceptable aqueous diluent; and
c. parenterally administering said diluted composition to the subject at a bendamustine dosage ranging from about 25 mg/m2 to about 120 mg/m2, wherein said administering step is performed with a total volume of about 100 mL or less of the diluted composition administered
over a period of less than or equal to about 15 minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,578,781

HEAT MANAGEMENT FOR ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURES

Advanced Cooling Technolo...

1. An enclosure for housing electrical components, the enclosure comprising:
walls provided about the electrical components, the walls having poor thermal conductivity;
at least one heat pipe extending through at least one respective wall, the at least one heat pipe having a first portion,
a second portion and a transition portion, the first portion serves as an evaporator and is positioned within the enclosure,
the second portion serves as a condenser and is positioned outside of the enclosure, at least one of the first portion or
the second portion is embedded in the at least one respective wall and extends parallel to the at least one respective wall,
the at least one of the first portion or the second portion having three sides that are captured in the at least one respective
wall, the at least one of the first portion or the second portion is flush with a surface of the at least one respective wall,
the at least one of the first portion or the second portion is flattened to expose more surface area of the at least one of
the first portion or the second portion to allow more heat to be rejected via natural convection, the transition portion connects
the first portion to the second portion and is jogged or bent relative to the first portion and the second portion, the transition
portion is embedded in and extends through the at least one respective wall;

the at least one heat pipe has a high effective thermal conductivity and provides a high thermal conductivity path for heat
energy to pass from within the enclosure to outside the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,573,638

ROBOTIC PLATFORM

IROBOT DEFENSE HOLDINGS, ...

1. An articulated tracked vehicle comprising:
a frame having right and left sides and a front portion;
right and left tracks, each track configured to be coupled to a corresponding side of the frame in parallel with the other
track;

a drive pulley coupled to a forward portion of the frame on each side of the vehicle, each drive pulley rotatable about a
transverse axis defined generally perpendicular to the sides of the frame, and each drive pulley configured to support and
drive one of the corresponding tracks;

a first idler pulley coupled to a rearward portion of the frame on each side of the vehicle, the first idler pulley being
the same size as the drive pulley;

right and left elongated, wedge-shaped arms each having a proximal portion tapering to a distal portion, the proximal portion
of each arm configured for coupling to a corresponding side of the frame near the front end of the frame;

a second idler pulley coupled to the distal portion of each elongated, wedge-shaped arm, the second idler pulley being smaller
than the first idler pulley and the drive pulley;

a right sensor on the right side of the frame between the drive pulley on the right side of the vehicle and the first idler
pulley on the right side of the vehicle, the right sensor exposed to and oriented to an environment outside the vehicle by
facing a right outside direction extending away from the right track and away from the frame, the right sensor shielded within
a right track volume of the right track; and

a left sensor on the left side of the frame between the drive pulley on the left side of the vehicle and the first idler pulley
on the left side of the vehicle, the left sensor exposed to and oriented to the environment outside the vehicle by facing
a left outside direction extending away from the left track and away from the frame, wherein each of the right and left sensors
is shielded from above and below the sensors by the articulated tracked vehicle, the left sensor shielded within a left track
volume of the left track;

wherein the right and left tracks are each trained about a respective one of the drive pulleys and a respective one of the
second idler pulleys, each track extending on top and bottom sides along respective straight lines extending from a tangent
point of the respective drive pulley to a tangent point of the respective second idler pulley, and

wherein each wedge-shaped arm has a first side portion substantially opposite a second side portion of the arm, and each track
is slidably supported along the first and second side portions of the corresponding wedge-shaped arm.

US Pat. No. 9,573,821

METHODS TO RECOVER CESIUM FORMATE FROM A MIXED ALKALI METAL FORMATE BLEND

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A method to convert at least a portion of cesium sulfate in solution to cesium hydroxide in said solution, said method
comprising adding potassium hydroxide to said solution to form potassium sulfate precipitate and cesium hydroxide in said
solution; and
separating at least a portion of said potassium sulfate precipitate from said solution to obtain a resulting solution containing
cesium hydroxide.

US Pat. No. 9,578,731

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION ABOUT A PLASMA LOAD

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A power generation system configured for identifying characteristics of a plasma load, the power generation system comprising:
a power source configured to apply a primary power signal at a primary frequency to an output, the output configured for coupling
to a plasma load, either directly or through a matching network, the power source concurrently applying one or more secondary
power signals at one or more secondary frequencies to the output wherein power produced at the secondary frequencies is lower
than power produced at the primary frequency, and wherein the power source is configured to combine the primary power signal
and the one or more secondary power signals to provide a combined signal to the output before the combined signal is applied
to the plasma load;

a sensor arranged to monitor a characteristic of the power delivered to the plasma load;
at least one circuit in communication with the sensor, the at least one circuit implementing;
an identification module that analyzes the monitored characteristic to extract characteristics of the plasma load.

US Pat. No. 9,578,104

RESUMPTION OF PLAY FOR A CONTENT-DELIVERY SESSION

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A computer-implemented method for verifying access-rights to content, the method comprising:
authorizing, at a content-delivery system (“CDS”) disposed on a vehicle, a content-delivery session to deliver selected content
from the CDS to a mobile consumer device via an in-vehicle network for the vehicle, the selected content selected from a collection
of content;

transmitting, from the CDS to the mobile consumer device, one or more keys for decrypting encrypted content-data received
by the mobile consumer device during the content-delivery session, the encrypted content-data representing the selected content;

generating, at the CDS, an authorization-token indicating that the CDS authorized the content-delivery session and transmitting
the authorization-token;

receiving, at a data center, the authorization-token;
receiving, at the data center, a request to resume the content-delivery session;
authorizing or denying by the data center, based on the authorization-token indicating that the CDS authorized the content-delivery
session, the requested resumption of the content-delivery session; and

when the requested resumption is authorized: transmitting one or more keys for decrypting encrypted content-data representing
the selected content.

US Pat. No. 9,577,568

DETECTION OF A WIRE-BREAK FAULT DURING THE OPERATION OF A BRUSHLESS D.C. MOTOR

Conti Temic Microelectron...

1. A method for detecting a wire-break fault during an operation of a brushless D.C. motor having a three-phase stator winding
and controlled by pulse width modulation, which comprises the steps of:
recording at least one stator winding phase of a stator winding during each pulse width modulation cycle period, a switch-on
delay interval for a transition of an electrical phase potentials applied to the stator winding phase from a switch-off potential
to a switch-on potential and a switch-off delay interval for a transition of a phase potential from the switch-on potential
to the switch-off potential;

defining a lower deviation limit for a deviation of recorded switch-off delay intervals from recorded switch-on delay intervals;
and

deducing the wire-break fault if deviations of the recorded switch-off delay intervals from the recorded switch-on delay intervals
fall below the lower deviation limit.

US Pat. No. 9,576,311

FOOTCARE PRODUCT DISPENSING KIOSK

Bayer HealthCare LLC, Wh...

1. A system comprising: a surface, wherein the surface is configured to allow a person to stand upon the surface; a plurality
of pressure sensors located under the surface forming a 2-D array of sensors; a measurement system configured to obtain measurements
from a customer's feet; a processor in communication with the plurality of pressure sensors, the processor configured to receive
a plurality of pressure measurements from at least a subset of pressure sensors while the person stands upon the surface,
the processor further configured to select a recommended footcare product from among a set of candidate footcare products
based at least in part upon the plurality of pressure measurements, wherein the processor is configured to receive at least
a first subset of the plurality of pressure measurements while the person stands stationary on one foot; an output device
to display information received from the processor, the information identifying the recommended footcare product to the person;
and a merchandise display area, the merchandise display area configured to display the set of candidate footcare products.

US Pat. No. 9,574,797

STIRLING ENGINE DISPLACER DRIVE

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A cryocooler, comprising:
a regenerator piston having a longitudinal axis;
a drive coupler having a longitudinal axis that is substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the regenerator piston;
and

a link flexure having a proximal end coupled by a first pin to the drive coupler and having a distal end coupled by a second
pin to the regenerator piston,

wherein the link flexure forms a vane having flattened opposing faces that are aligned orthogonally to a longitudinal axis
for the first pin and to a longitudinal axis for the second pin, and wherein the flattened opposing faces are aligned substantially
parallel to a plane that is orthogonal to a longitudinal axis of a motor shaft coupled to the drive coupler.

US Pat. No. 9,578,782

HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND BASE STATION DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A heat dissipation device comprising:
a first plate with a first surface on which a first heat dissipation fin is formed;
a second plate with a first surface on which a second heat dissipation fin is formed;
a third plate with a first surface on which a third heat dissipation fin is formed;
a fourth plate with a first surface on which a fourth heat dissipation fin is formed, and
a heat conduction unit that passes through a first through-hole of the first plate, a second through-hole of the second plate,
a third through-hole of the third plate and a fourth through-hole of the fourth plate, and wherein

the heat conduction unit causes heat medium to pass through the first plate, the second plate adjacent to the first plate,
the third plate adjacent to the second plate, the fourth plate adjacent to the third plate, and the first plate adjacent to
the fourth plate, in this order.

US Pat. No. 9,576,685

FUEL BUNDLE FOR A LIQUID METAL COOLED NUCLEAR REACTOR

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...

1. A fuel bundle for a liquid metal cooled reactor, comprising:
a channel;
a nose assembly secured to a lower end of the channel;
a plurality of fuel rods disposed within the channel, at least one of the fuel rods having at least one guard ring surrounding
the fuel rod and spacing the fuel rod from adjacent fuel rods,

wherein the at least one guard ring is only rigidly affixed to the fuel rod
the plurality of fuel rods including a first set of fuel rods and a second set of fuel rods, each of the fuel rods in the
first set of fuel rods having a first pattern of one or more guard rings longitudinally arranged thereon, each of the fuel
rods in the second set of fuel rods having a second pattern of one or more guard rings longitudinally arranged thereon, the
first pattern being different than the second pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,576,710

MAGNETIC DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A method for forming a magnetic device, the method comprising the steps of:
forming a lead frame comprising a first bottom part and a first protrusion connected to the first bottom part;
forming a first core body, wherein the first core body comprises a first through opening;
placing the first core body on the first bottom part of the lead frame, with at least a part of the first protrusion of the
lead frame disposed in the first through opening for electrically connecting with a first terminal of a coil on the first
core body; and

encapsulating the first protrusion of the lead frame and the coil by using a molding material.

US Pat. No. 9,576,698

METHODS FOR FORMING POLYIMIDE-CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE FILM, AND POLYIMIDE-CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE FILMS FORMED THEREOF

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method for forming a polyimide-carbon nanotube composite film on a substrate, the method comprising
a) suspending carbon nanotubes in a solution comprising a poly(amic acid) and a solvent, the poly(amic acid) having the following
chemical formula


wherein
n is an integer; and the poly(amic acid) has a weight-average molecular weight (Mw) of 1.97×105 g/mol with a polydispersity index of 1.96;

b) casting the solution onto a substrate to form a layer on the substrate; and
c) heating the layer to convert the poly(amic acid) into a polyimide to form the polyimide-carbon nanotube composite film.

US Pat. No. 9,575,805

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING SYSTEM JOBS WITHIN A COMPUTE ENVIRONMENT

III HOLDINGS 12, LLC, Wi...

1. A method comprising:
associating a system job to a queuable object comprising one of a batch compute workload, a compute workload and a reservation
in a multi-node compute environment under common management; and

performing an action on a resource within the multi-node compute environment by processing the system job to yield a performed
action, the performed action being one action of a set of actions that are outside of actions managed by a workload manager
or scheduler.

US Pat. No. 9,574,668

ADJUSTABLE VALVE SLEEVE

AEROJET ROCKETDYNE OF DE,...

1. A valve comprising:
a housing;
a sleeve at least partially surrounded by said housing, said sleeve slidable relative to said housing; and
a travel stop that is engageable with said sleeve to limit a stroke travel of said sleeve, wherein said travel stop includes
an interrupted thread, wherein said interrupted thread includes a multiple of linear slots transverse to said interrupted
thread.

US Pat. No. 9,574,192

SERAPINA1 IRNA COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A double stranded ribonucleic acid (dsRNA) agent for inhibiting expression of a serine peptidase inhibitor, clade A, member
1 (Serpina1) in a cell, wherein said dsRNA agent comprises a sense strand and an antisense strand forming a double-stranded
region, said antisense strand comprising a region of complementarity to an mRNA encoding Serpina1, wherein the region of complementarity
comprises at least 15 contiguous nucleotides differing by no more than 3 nucleotides from the nucleotide sequence of 5?-AAGAUAUUGGUGCUGUUGGACUG-3?
(SEQ ID NO:129),
wherein the sense strand and the antisense strand are each independently 19-25 nucleotides in length,
wherein substantially all of the nucleotides of said sense strand and substantially all of the nucleotides of said antisense
strand are modified nucleotides, and

wherein said sense strand is conjugated to a ligand attached at the 3?-terminus.

US Pat. No. 9,577,824

DELIVERING A CONTENT ITEM FROM A SERVER TO A DEVICE

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A computer-based method of delivering a content item from a server to a first device and a second device, the computer-based
method comprising:
receiving a request from the first device for the content item;
authenticating the first device based on a first set of subscriber credentials and a Media Access Control (MAC) address of
the first device;

requesting, upon successfully authenticating the first device, a first session key from a key management server, located remote
from the server, in order to generate a first session identification (ID), wherein the first session ID is specific to the
content item and the first device;

receiving, by the server, the first session key from the key management server, wherein the first session key corresponds
to a first session associated with the first device;

associating, in a database in the server, the first session ID with the first session key, the content item, and an Internet
Protocol (IP) address of the first device;

generating a first plurality of session-specific file segment addresses corresponding to a first plurality of file segments
of the content item by appending filenames of the first plurality of file segments with the first session ID;

sending the first session ID and a first session-specific playlist to the first device, wherein the first session-specific
playlist includes the first plurality of session-specific file segment addresses;

receiving a request from the first device for a session-specific file segment from the first session-specific playlist, wherein
the request includes the first session ID and the IP address of the first device;

receiving a first encryption key from the key management server to encrypt the session-specific file segment from the first
session-specific playlist when the IP address of the first device in the request from the first device matches the IP address
of the first device stored in the database;

using the first encryption key to encrypt the content item into a first encrypted content item;
receiving a request from the second device for the content item;
authenticating the second device based on a second set of subscriber credentials and a MAC address of the second device;
requesting, upon successfully authenticating the second device, a second session key from the key management server in order
to generate a second session ID, wherein the second session ID is specific to the content item and the second device;

receiving, by the server, the second session key from the key management server, wherein the second session key corresponds
to a second session associated with the second device;

associating, in the database, the second session ID with the second session key, the content item, and an IP address of the
second device;

generating a second plurality of session-specific file segment addresses corresponding to a second plurality of file segments
of the content item by appending filenames of the second plurality of file segments with the second session ID;

sending the second session ID and a second session-specific playlist to the second device, wherein the second session-specific
playlist includes the second plurality of session-specific file segment addresses;

receiving a request from the second device for a session-specific file segment from the second session-specific playlist,
wherein the request includes the second session ID and the IP address of the second device;

receiving a second encryption key from the key management server to encrypt the session-specific file segment from the second
session-specific playlist when the IP address of the second device in the request from the second device matches the IP address
of the second device stored in the database;

using the second encryption key to encrypt the content item into a second encrypted content item, wherein the first session
key is unique to the first device and the first session, wherein the second session key is unique to the second device and
the second session, and wherein the first encryption key and the second encryption key can be reused;

delivering the first encrypted content item to the first device; and
delivering the second encrypted content item to the second device.