US Pat. No. 9,619,172

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING CHANGED BLOCK TRACKING AND CONTINUOUS DATA PROTECTION REPLICATION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method comprising:
performing, by a source side host, continuous data protection replication to replicate data to one or more target side hosts
in a data protection environment;

transitioning, by the source side host, from the continuous data protection replication to changed block tracking replication
in the data protection environment; and

performing, by the source side host, the changed block tracking replication to replicate the data to the one or more target
side hosts in the data protection environment.

US Pat. No. 9,620,538

IMAGE SENSORS INCLUDING NON-ALIGNED GRID PATTERNS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An image sensor comprising:
a first pixel comprising:
a first photodiode in a substrate;
a first device isolation layer in the substrate and on a side of the first photodiode;
a first grid pattern on the substrate and adjacent the side of the first photodiode, a central vertical axis of the first
grid pattern being offset in a first horizontal direction from a central vertical axis of the first device isolation layer
by a first distance and the first grid pattern being configured to reflect incident light into the first photodiode; and

a first color filter on the photodiode, first color filter comprising a sidewall that is adjacent the side of the first photodiode,
and the sidewall of the first color filter being offset in the first horizontal direction from the central vertical axis of
the first device isolation layer; and

a second pixel comprising:
a second photodiode in the substrate;
a second device isolation layer in the substrate and on a side of the second photodiode;
a second grid pattern on the substrate and adjacent the side of the second photodiode, a central vertical axis of the second
grid pattern being offset in the first horizontal direction from a central vertical axis of the second device isolation layer
by a second distance that is less than the first distance; and

a second color filter on the second photodiode, the second color filter comprising sidewall that is adjacent the side of the
second photodiode, and the sidewall of the second color filter being offset in the first horizontal direction from the central
vertical axis of the second device isolation layer,

wherein a center of the image sensor is closer to the second pixel than the first pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,620,200

RETENTION VOLTAGES FOR INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

ARM Limited, Cambridge (...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:
functional circuitry configured to store one or more data bits; and
retention mode circuitry coupled to the functional circuitry and configured to provide a plurality of retention voltages to
the functional circuitry, wherein the retention mode circuitry comprises:

a first circuitry configured to provide a first retention voltage to the functional circuitry, wherein the first circuitry
comprises:

a first diode device; and
a first transistor device, a second diode device, or combinations thereof; and
a second circuitry configured to provide a second retention voltage to the functional circuitry, wherein the second circuitry
comprises a plurality of second transistor devices;

wherein the functional circuitry is configured to be held in a data retention mode when the first retention voltage or the
second retention voltage is provided to the functional circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,619,003

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RELAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER SUPPLY

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A communication system comprising:
a plurality of communication buses;
a plurality of communication devices connected to any one of the plurality of communication buses, and one communication device
of the plurality of communication devices transmitting/receiving an information group of one or more pieces of information
to/from one communication bus of the plurality of communication buses;

a relay device that relays information between different communication buses, the relay device including:
a plurality of communication parts respectively connected to the plurality of communication buses,
a communication control part transmitting/receiving an information group transmitted from each communication device through
the plurality of communication parts,

an extracting part extracting information required for power supply control from the received information group, and
a creating part creating information related to power supply control based on information extracted from the extracting part;
and

a power supply control device performing power supply control of one or a plurality of devices being connected, wherein:
the communication control part transmits information created by the creating part from a specified communication part among
the plurality of communication parts, and

the power supply control device is connected to the specified communication part of the relay device for performing power
supply control based on information transmitted from the relay device.

US Pat. No. 9,618,919

REAL-TIME SCHEDULING OF LINEAR MODELS FOR CONTROL AND ESTIMATION

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method of generating linear models for an aircraft engine system, the method comprising:
determining, offline, a set of linear models for the aircraft engine system by linearization of a nonlinear model of the aircraft
engine system at selected operating points or from desired data;

analyzing, offline, accuracy of each linear model and eliminating inaccurate linear models therefrom to provide a residual
set of the linear engine models;

generating, offline, linear models corresponding to grid points of one or more rectangular lookup tables based on the residual
set of the linear engine models;

associating, offline, lookup table grid points or the residual set of the linear engine models with selected scheduling variables;
and

generating, offline, algorithmic software for the aircraft engine system therefrom such that the linear models for the aircraft
engine system generated offline form a basis for online scheduling of linear models.

US Pat. No. 9,616,097

FORMULATIONS OF GUANYLATE CYCLASE C AGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE

SYNERGY PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. An oral dosage formulation of a Guanylate Cyclase-C (GCC) agonist peptide consisting of a per unit dose of 3.0 mg or 6.0
mg of a peptide consisting of SEQ ID NO:1, wherein said peptide is a (4,12; 7,15) bicycle, an inert low moisture carrier and
a lubricant, wherein the peptide has a chromatographic purity of no less than 91% after storage for at least three months.
US Pat. No. 9,620,969

STORAGE BATTERY EQUALIZATION DEVICE CAPABLE OF CHARGING BATTERY PACK INCLUDING STORAGE BATTERY MODULES HAVING DIFFERENT OUTPUT VOLTAGES IN SHORT TIME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A storage battery equalization device, comprising:
a battery pack including a plurality of storage battery modules connected in series, each of the plurality of storage battery
modules including at least one storage battery cell;

a plurality of equalization circuits corresponding to the respective storage battery modules, each of the plurality of equalization
circuits comprising a DC/AC mutual converter circuit connected in parallel to a corresponding one of the storage battery modules,
a variable capacitor connected to the DC/AC mutual converter circuit, and a transformer having a primary winding connected
in series or parallel to the variable capacitor;

external wirings interconnecting secondary windings of the transformers in parallel to each other;
voltage monitors, each of the voltage monitors being connected across both electrodes of a corresponding one of the storage
battery modules; and

an equalization control unit that:
determines equalization groups based on voltage values measured by the voltage monitors, each of the equalization groups including
one or more storage battery modules for discharging and one or more storage battery modules for charging,

for each of the equalization groups, sets one of electrostatic capacitance values to the variable capacitors of the equalization
circuits connected to the storage battery modules belonging to the equalization group, the electrostatic capacitance values
corresponding to resonance frequencies of the equalization circuits, the resonance frequencies being different for the equalization
groups, and

controls a frequency of an alternating current outputted from the DC/AC mutual converter circuit of each of the equalization
circuits, to be the resonance frequency of the equalization circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,615,929

POSTERIOR-STABILIZED TOTAL KNEE PROSTHESIS

Zimmer, Inc., Warsaw, IN...

1. A knee joint prosthesis moveable between an extension orientation and a flexion orientation, the prosthesis comprising:
a femoral component comprising:
a lateral condyle having a lateral condylar inner wall;
a medial condyle having a medial condylar inner wall; and
an intercondylar fossa bounded on two sides by said lateral condylar inner wall and said medial condylar inner wall; and
a tibial component comprising:
a tibial articulating surface;
a spine extending proximally from said tibial articulating surface at a first junction, said spine including a base adjacent
said tibial articulating surface, said base having a lateral base wall and an opposed medial base wall with a base width defined
between said lateral base wall and medial base wall, each of said lateral base wall and said medial base wall is parallel
to a sagittal plane, said spine including a peak disposed proximally of said base and having a lateral peak surface and an
opposed medial peak surface, a peak width defined between said lateral peak surface and medial peak surface, said peak width
less than said base width;

said lateral condylar inner wall engaging with said lateral base wall and said medial condylar inner wall engaging with said
medial base wall, to prevent internal rotation and external rotation of said tibial component when the knee joint prosthesis
is in the extension orientation; and

said lateral condylar inner wall cooperating with said lateral peak surface and said medial condylar inner wall cooperating
with said medial peak surface, to permit at least one of internal rotation and external rotation of said tibial component
when the knee joint prosthesis is in the flexion orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,619,005

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SAVING POWER OF USB DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of supporting a selective suspend mode of a composite network device, the method comprising:
sending, by a bus driver included in a network driver of a host device, an idle request IRP to a composite driver of the host
device when the composite network device requests selective suspend;

sending, by the bus driver, power state transition information to the composite driver and shifting a power state of the bus
driver of the host device from a normal state to an intermediate sleep state; and

shifting, by the composite driver of the host device, a power state from the normal state to the intermediate sleep state
according to the power state transition information,

wherein the composite driver includes a functional drive object (FDO) and a physical device object (PDO), and
wherein, when the composite network device is shifted to the selective suspend mode, the bus driver and the FDO and the PDO
of the composite driver are in the intermediate sleep state and an NDIS miniport driver included in the network driver of
the host device is in the normal state.

US Pat. No. 9,615,927

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROTECTING A FEMORAL STEM TAPER

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An orthopaedic hip prosthesis system comprising:
a femoral head component configured to articulate with a natural or prosthetic acetabulum of a patient, the femoral head component
having a tapered bore formed therein,

a femoral stem component having a tapered trunnion configured to be received in the tapered bore of the femoral head component,
and

a shell positioned over the tapered trunnion of the femoral stem component, the shell including (i) a frame extending over
the tapered trunnion, and (ii) a protective coating applied to the frame and the tapered trunnion,

wherein the frame is formed from a first material and the protective coating is formed from a second material different from
the first material,

wherein the first material is a plastic, and the second material is a biocompatible wax.

US Pat. No. 9,619,431

MUSIC AND AUDIO PLAYBACK SYSTEM

inMusic Brands, Inc., Cu...

1. An audio playback system, comprising:
a playback engine for playing audio data according to control information affecting playback of the audio data;
a snapshot module comprising a memory for saving a plurality of user-defined snapshots of control parameters;
two deck modules, each deck module enabling selection of a current audio file corresponding to current audio data and configured
to receive one or more control parameters of a snapshot selected by a user from the plurality of user-defined snapshots;

an effect rack module for each of the two deck modules, for applying one or more user-defined effects to the current audio
data of the corresponding deck module to generate post-effect audio data and configured to receive one or more control parameters
of the selected snapshot,

wherein the playback engine plays the audio data based on the post-effect audio data of at least one of the two deck modules
and the control information comprising the control parameters of the user-selected snapshot.

US Pat. No. 9,619,175

EMBEDDED MULTIMEDIA CARD (EMMC), HOST FOR CONTROLLING THE EMMC, AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE EMMC AND THE HOST

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An embedded multimedia card (eMMC) comprising:
a flash memory; and
an eMMC controller configured to receive a first command from a host, send a first response for the first command to the host,
and perform a first operation in response to the first command,

wherein while performing the first operation, the eMMC receives a second command from the host, stores the second command,
and sends a second response for the second command to the host,

wherein the first operation comprises at least one among of:
the eMMC controller reading first read data from the flash memory in response to the first command;
the eMMC controller storing the first read data in a first data buffer; and
the eMMC controller transferring the first read data stored in the first data buffer to the host.

US Pat. No. 9,617,208

N-HYDROXYLSULFONAMIDE DERIVATIVES AS NEW PHYSIOLOGICALLY USEFUL NITROXYL DONORS

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals...

1. A compound of formula (III):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is H;

R2 is H;

n is 0;
Q9, Q10, Q11, Q12, Q13 and Q14 are defined such that ring C is thiophene or furan;

b is 1;
R8 is a carbonylamino having the formula —CONR-alkyl, wherein R is hydrogen or alkyl, or —CONR2, wherein each R is taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 6-membered heterocyclic or substituted
heterocyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 9,616,864

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A BRAKING DEVICE, BRAKING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating a braking device of a vehicle, the braking device including at least one wheel braking device having
an electrically motorized actuator, the electrically motorized actuator having an electric motor and an actuator element,
the electric motor being configured to move the actuator element between a brake application position and a brake release
position, the actuator element being configured to actuate the at least one wheel braking device when in the brake application
position and to release the at least one wheel braking device when in the brake release position, the method comprising:
monitoring a movement travel of the actuator element at least during a release process;
switching the electric motor from a control operation into a free-running operation during the release process;
determining a free-running voltage that is then generated by the electric motor;
calculating a minimum duration of movement of the actuator element for achieving the release position based upon the determined
free-running voltage; and

performing a plausibility check of the movement travel by comparing the calculated minimum duration of movement of the actuator
element to a measured duration of movement of the actuator element until the release process is terminated.

US Pat. No. 9,619,687

STEGANOGRAPHY WITH PHOTO-RESPONSIVE DYES

LOCKHEED MARTIN CORPORATI...

1. An apparatus for reading information in a printed code containing at least one photo-responsive dye, the apparatus comprising:
an electro-optical radiation emitter that emits radiation in a first wavelength band associated with an excitation frequency
of the at least one photo-responsive dye;

an electro-optical radiation detector that detects electro-optical radiation associated with a photo-response of the at least
one photo-responsive dye during a code-reading operation;

a processor that controls the emitter and detector;
a memory portion that stores results collected by the detector;
an interface that allows a user or downstream system to interact with the apparatus;
and
a position defining module that records time and global position information to associate a particular code to a location
of the code-reading operation wherein the electro-optical radiation emitter triggers a holographic image-based code.

US Pat. No. 9,615,840

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATION OF A GUIDING AID WITH A PATIENT TISSUE

THE CLEVELAND CLINIC FOUN...

7. An apparatus for associating a plurality of landmarks with a patient tissue, each landmark being associated with the patient
tissue in at least one of a predetermined marking location and a predetermined marking trajectory, the patient tissue including
a primary patient tissue area defined by a glenoid fossa and forming an abutment surface for an implant, and an anatomically
differentiated bordering secondary patient tissue area excluded from the abutment surface and defined by a portion of a scapula
outside of the glenoid fossa, the apparatus being at least partially customized responsive to preoperative imaging of the
patient tissue, the apparatus comprising:
a base having a lower base surface contoured to mate with both the primary and secondary patient tissue areas in a preselected
relative orientation, the lower base surface being spaced apart from an upper base surface by a base body;

a plurality of base apertures extending between the upper and lower base surfaces through the base body;
a plurality of guiding bosses protruding from the base, each guiding boss having a guiding bore extending therethrough, each
guiding bore extending collinearly with a corresponding base aperture to permit insertion of a landmark through the apparatus;
and

a pin having an elongated body;
wherein each guiding bore and corresponding base aperture cooperatively define at least one of the predetermined marking location
and the predetermined marking trajectory for the landmark; and

wherein at least one landmark is guided by the apparatus into engagement with a marking location in the glenoid surface and
into the abutment surface, and at least one landmark is the pin guided by the apparatus into engagement with a marking location
in the portion of the scapula outside of the glenoid fossa and excluded from the abutment surface, such that a portion of
the elongated body is a guidewire projecting out of the secondary patient tissue area to be used as guide for the predetermined
marking trajectory.

US Pat. No. 9,620,196

RECEPTION CIRCUIT, METHOD FOR ADJUSTING TIMING IN RECEPTION CIRCUIT, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SOCIONEXT INC., Yokohama...

1. A reception circuit comprising:
a control signal generation circuit that generates
a first enable signal based on a strobe signal,
a pointer control signal based on a read control signal, a transfer set value, and a core clock signal, and
a second enable signal based on the pointer control signal and the core clock signal;
a first asynchronous transfer circuit that latches reception data based on the first enable signal and the strobe signal and
outputs output data corresponding to the latched reception data based on the second enable signal and the core clock signal;

a pattern data generation circuit that generates determination pattern data from the first enable signal and inverts a logic
of the determination pattern data in accordance with a change in the first enable signal;

a second asynchronous transfer circuit that latches the determination pattern data based on the first enable signal and the
strobe signal and outputs determination data corresponding to the latched determination pattern data based on the second enable
signal and the core clock signal;

a determination circuit that determines a timing for generating the pointer control signal based on the determination data
output from the second asynchronous transfer circuit; and

a set value calculation circuit that calculates the transfer set value based on a determination result of the determination
circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,618,402

THERMAL INSULATION PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND MEASUREMENT METHOD USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A thermal insulation performance measurement apparatus comprising:
a heat flux sensor provided with a lower portion contactable with a target measurement object;
a first heat source disposed in contact with an upper portion of the heat flux sensor to supply heat to the heat flux sensor;
a second heat source provided around the first heat source so that a temperature thereof is maintained at the same temperature
as the first heat source and disposed separately from the first heat source by a predetermined distance; and

an insulator disposed on the first heat source.

US Pat. No. 9,617,633

COATING PACKAGED CHAMBER PARTS FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PLASMA APPARATUS

Advanced Micro-Fabricatio...

1. A method for fabricating a part for a plasma chamber, the method comprising:
obtaining a part made out of an aluminum or aluminum alloy;
anodizing the part to form an anodized surface on the part, wherein the anodizing step is performed without a sealing step;
coating a section of the anodized surface by material comprising yttrium-containing material; and
sealing a section of the anodized surface which is not covered by the yttrium-containing coating.

US Pat. No. 9,619,176

MEMORY CONTROLLER, STORAGE DEVICE, SERVER VIRTUALIZATION SYSTEM, AND STORAGE DEVICE RECOGNIZING METHOD PERFORMED IN THE SERVER VIRTUALIZATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A memory controller comprising:
a processor configured to receive an identity device command from a host, determine N virtual storage devices (SDs) supported
by a single physical storage device (SD), and generate a unique identifier for each of the determined N virtual SDs; and

a host interface which transmits the generated identifiers to the host,
wherein each identifier identifies a different physical SD for enabling the host to recognize the single physical SD as N
distinct physical SDs, and

wherein N is a natural number equal to or greater than two.

US Pat. No. 9,618,406

SENSOR ELEMENT

Piezocryst Advanced Senso...

1. A sensor element comprising a substrate and a strain-sensitive element which is applied to the substrate, said strain-sensitive
element measuring deformation of the substrate when pressure is applied or a force is introduced, where the strain-sensitive
element consists of XAlOyN1-y, and wherein X is a metal with a high melting temperature in the range of greater than 1400° C. and 0

US Pat. No. 9,622,374

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An electrical equipment, comprising:
a cabinet comprising a plurality of walls disposed around a plurality of electric components, wherein the plurality of electric
components comprise a conductor;

at least one barrier disposed in the cabinet and spaced apart from the conductor by a spacing distance to define a channel
within the cabinet for air to flow between the barrier and the conductor, wherein a portion of the barrier is coupled to one
of the plurality of walls of the cabinet; and

a plurality of side barriers each comprising a plurality of sides, wherein one side of each of the plurality of side barriers
is coupled to a supporting wall and another side of each side barrier is coupled to the at least one barrier to define at
least one compartment surrounding at least a portion of the conductor;

wherein at least one of the side barriers comprises a plurality of unobstructed perforations defined therethrough to allow
an air jet to flow therethrough towards the conductor;

wherein a ratio of a measurement of a longitudinal dimension of a side of the at least one barrier that is facing the conductor
to the spacing distance is one of greater than 20 and less than 2.5.

US Pat. No. 9,622,377

COLD PLATE HAVING SEPARABLE FLOW DIRECTING BAFFLE

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. An assembly comprising:
a cold plate enclosure having a cavity therein, an inlet for coolant ingress into the cavity, and an outlet for coolant egress
out of the cavity; and

a baffle separable from the cold plate enclosure and attached to the cold plate enclosure within the cavity, the baffle including
different types of flow directing features at respective positions of the baffle in an uneven pattern with (i) a first set
of the flow directing features of a first set of types to direct coolant flow through the cavity and (ii) a second set of
the flow directing features of a second set of types different than the first set of types to direct coolant flow through
the cavity such that the baffle directs at least (i) a first portion of the coolant flow from the inlet to the outlet encountering
flow directing features of the first set of types and (ii) a second portion of the coolant flow from the inlet to the outlet
encountering flow directing features of the second set of types such that the baffle directs coolant flow through the cavity
from the inlet to the outlet in a prescribed manner,

the different types of flow directing features of the baffle include one or more flow ramps, flow bridges, and flow funnels.

US Pat. No. 9,622,394

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A chassis, comprising:
a flash module comprising a cover and an integrated connector, the flash module comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed therein; and
a thermal interface material (TIM) disposed between a component of the PCB and a cover of the flash module;
a metal stiffener;
an electromagnetic interference (EMI) gasket; and
a midplane, wherein the flash module is connected to the midplane using the integrated connector;
wherein the integrated connector extends past the cover of the flash module;
wherein, when the flash module is connected to the midplane, the cover of the flash module is in direct contact with the EMI
gasket and wherein the metal stiffener is interposed between the EMI gasket and the midplane.

US Pat. No. 9,617,980

WIND POWER GENERATING SYSTEM

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A wind power generating system comprising:
a wind mill,
an induction rotating machine coupled to a rotating shaft of the wind mill;
a power converting device configured to supply exciting current to the induction rotating machine;
a heat medium circulating structure configured to circulate a heat medium to receive heat generated by the induction rotating
machine;

a heat accumulator configured to accumulate heat of the heat medium circulating in the heat medium circulating structure;
a thermal power generator configured to convert, into electric power, the heat of the heat medium accumulated in the heat
accumulator; and

an armature control unit configured to control the exciting current in accordance with electric power demand of an electric
power system,

the armature control unit configured to perform both of:
(i) power generation mode control, in which the armature control unit controls supply of reactive current, as the exciting
current, from the electric power system to operate the induction rotating machine as a power generator, and

(ii) heat generation mode control, in which the armature control unit controls supply of torque current, as the exciting current,
causing slip that generates load torque hindering rotation of the induction rotating machine to operate the induction rotating
machine as a heat generator to increase an amount of generated heat as compared with an amount of heat generated in the power
generation mode control.

US Pat. No. 9,621,738

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING CHARGING BY USING VOLUME INFORMATION OF DATA

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of controlling charging for data requested by a terminal at a core server storing the data and operating between
a policy enforcer and an external network, the method comprising:
receiving a caching operation request for the data from an access server storing the data;
transmitting a policy and charging control (PCC) rule change request to a policy controller;
generating a label packet including identifying information and volume information of the data; and
transmitting, to the access server, the label packet via the policy enforcer, wherein the data is charged by the policy enforcer
based on the volume information included in the label packet, and wherein the data is transmitted to the terminal by the access
server based on the transmitted label packet.

US Pat. No. 9,622,159

PLUG-AND-PLAY INTERACTIVE VEHICLE INTERIOR COMPONENT ARCHITECTURE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:
a wireless transceiver configured to scan for advertised services; and
a processor programmed to
receive a service identifier of a service from the wireless transceiver,
verify a name included in the service identifier indicates that the service identifier is an in-vehicle component, and
decode, from the service identifier, a relative location within a vehicle, a zone controlled by the in-vehicle component,
and a category of functionality of the in-vehicle component.

US Pat. No. 9,622,391

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a display comprising a drive integrated circuit (IC);
a frame positioned relative to a rear side of the display;
a flexible printed circuit board having a first portion connected to the drive IC of the display and a second portion bent
toward the rear side of the display;

a main board coupled to the frame and configured to control the drive IC via the flexible printed circuit board; and
a heat transfer sheet positioned to cover the drive IC and a portion of a first surface of the flexible printed circuit board,
wherein at least a portion of the heat transfer sheet is in contact with the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,619,958

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE DUCT TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INGESTIBLE PRODUCT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A system comprising:
a receiving information module configured to operate in accordance with electronically receiving user status information regarding
one or more particular individual living beings including one or more identifiers associated with the one or more particular
individual living beings and electronically receiving selection information at least in part identifying one or more selected
ingestible products being subject to ingestion by the one or more particular individual living beings, the selection information
electronically received via electronically enabled input, the electronically receiving the user status information and the
electronically receiving the selection information at least in part to electronically obtain treatment instructional information
regarding one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure duct operations for one or more portions of one or more ingestible
substrate structures

wherein the receiving information module configured to operate in accordance with electronically receiving user status information
regarding one or more particular individual living beings including one or more identifiers associated with the one or more
particular individual living beings and electronically receiving selection information at least in part identifying one or
more selected ingestible products being subject to ingestion by the one or more particular individual living beings, the selection
information electronically received via electronically enabled input, the electronically receiving the user status information
and the electronically receiving the selection information at least in part to electronically obtain treatment instructional
information regarding one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure duct operations for one or more portions of one
or more ingestible substrate structures comprises:

an obtain instructional dissolvable module configured to operate in accordance with electronically obtaining the treatment
instructional information regarding the one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure duct operations including flowing
one or more fluids through one or more ducts having one or more dissolvable surfaces to treat one or more portions of the
one or more ingestible substrate structures; and

a controlling treatment module configured to operate in accordance with electronically directing control of at least partial
treatment of the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate structures according to the treatment instructional
information regarding the one or more subsequent ingestible substrate structure duct operations including flowing one or more
fluids through one or more ducts to treat at least in part the one or more portions of the one or more ingestible substrate
structures to form at least in part the one or more selected ingestible products subsequent to and based at least in part
upon the electronically receiving the user status information regarding the one or more particular individual living beings
and the electronically receiving the selection information at least in part identifying the one or more selected ingestible
products.

US Pat. No. 9,622,387

RACK-MOUNTED AIR DIRECTING DEVICE WITH SCOOP

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An air directing device, comprising:
a rack-coupling portion configured to externally couple the air directing device with an exterior of a rack; and
a body portion configured to be external to the rack, the body portion defining one or more air directing portions;
wherein the one or more air directing portions include:
one or more scoops configured to direct air into the body portion when the air directing device is externally coupled to the
exterior of the rack;

a plurality of air directing device exits comprising a first exit configured to direct air to a first location in the rack
and a second exit configured to direct air to a second location in the rack;

one or more throat openings within an interior of the body portion;
one or more upstream passage sections extending within the interior of the body portion between the one or more scoops and
the one or more throat openings, the one or more upstream passage sections configured to direct air from the one or more scoops
to the one or more throat openings; and

two or more downstream passage sections extending within the interior of the body portion between the one or more throat openings
and the plurality of air directing device exits, the two or more downstream passage sections configured to direct air from
the one or more throat openings to the plurality of air directing device exits, wherein the two or more downstream passage
sections include:

a first downstream passage section configured to direct air, at a first velocity, to the first exit that is configured to
direct air to the first location in the rack; and

a second downstream passage section configured to direct air, at a second velocity, to the second exit that is configured
to direct air to the second location in the rack, the second velocity being different than the first velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,620,933

HIGH BRIGHTNESS, MONOLITHIC, MULTISPECTRAL SEMICONDUCTOR LASER

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A multi-broadband beam non-free space combiner comprising:
a plurality of laser beam emitters each configured to emit a plurality of input optical beams each having a different wavelength;
a plurality of solid, non-free-space beam combining modules each comprising:
an exterior surface defining a plurality of external facets, wherein at least one facet is configured as an input facet to
receive the plurality of input optical beams from one of the laser beam emitters;

a plurality of optical modifying surfaces contained within the beam combining module including at least one beam converging
surface, a diffraction surface, and a partially reflective surface, wherein the at least one beam converging surface is configured
to receive the input optical beams and combine them substantially near the diffraction surface, wherein the diffraction surface
receives the combined beams and transmits a multi-wavelength beam onto the partially-reflective surface, and wherein the partially-reflective
surface (i) receives the multi-wavelength beam, (ii) reflects a portion of the combined beams back to the laser beam emitter
via the diffraction surface, wherein the reflected portion of the combined beams stabilizes each of the input optical beams
to its wavelength, and (iii) transmits the multi-wavelength beam; and

at least one dichroic combiner comprising:
at least two input facets configured to receive the multi-wavelength beams,
wherein one of the input facets is coated to internally reflect a first multi-wavelength beam having a first wavelength band
and transmit a second multi-wavelength beam having a second wavelength band, wherein the first-reflected and second-transmitted
multi-wavelength beams are combined into a co-bore sighted multi-band beam, and

an output surface configured to transmit the multi-band beam.

US Pat. No. 9,619,070

VALIDATING A PHYSICAL TOUCH EVENT IN OPTICAL TOUCH SCREENS

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. A hybrid optical-physical touch screen configured to distinguish between a touch event and other vibrations, comprising:
an electronic panel display;
one or more optical sensors located in and coupled to an optical touch plane, parallel to the plane of the electronic panel
display but displaced from it, said one or more optical sensors being configured to determine, a spatial location X-Y of a
physical object in the optical touch plane;

one or more touch sensors coupled to the electronic panel display and configured to determine a physical touch event between
the physical object and the electronic panel display; and

a processor configured to compare the determined spatial location of the physical object with the determined physical touch
event between the physical object and the display at a same time, and determine, based on predefined parameters associated
with the spatial location X-Y, whether an intentional physical touch event between the physical object and the electronic
panel display has occurred at the spatial location X-Y,

wherein the physical touch sensors are configured to measure a mechanical frequency level of the entire electronic panel display,
wherein below the predefined level, the level being predefined for the spatial location X-Y, the processor determines a physical
touch event, and above a level of detected mechanical frequency of the electronic panel display, the processor determines
other vibrations.

US Pat. No. 9,622,369

CABINET FRAME ENCLOSURES, FRAME MEMBERS AND CORRESPONDING METHODS

Emerson Network Power, En...

1. An electrical equipment cabinet comprising:
frame members defining four sides, a top, and a bottom of the cabinet, at least one of the frame members including interior
walls defining an opening at an end of the frame member and a connecting rib extending between opposite interior walls or
between opposite interior corners defined by adjacent interior walls, the connecting rib including a central boss structure
having threads;

a corner copula including a wall and at least two separated prongs extending from the wall to define a central channel, the
at least two prongs extending into the opening of the at least one frame member to create a friction fit therebetween;

a gasket positioned around the at least two prongs and between the wall of the corner copula and the at least one frame member;
and

a fastener extending through the central channel and into the central boss structure to couple the corner copula to the at
least one frame member;

wherein the wall of the corner copula includes at least one raised portion that defines a recess, the gasket is positioned
in the recess, and a thickness of the gasket exceeds a height of the at least one raised portion such that the gasket is compressed
when the frame member is coupled to the corner copula.

US Pat. No. 9,622,388

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FANS IN AN ELECTRONIC CHASSIS SUPPORTING EXTENDED RANGE TEMPERATURE OPERATION

Ciena Corporation, Hanov...

1. A method of providing airflow in an electronic chassis supporting operation in an extended temperature range for components
therein, the method comprising:
providing airflow in a first configuration in high-temperature operation; and
providing airflow in a second configuration, different from the first configuration, in low-temperature operation, wherein
the airflow in the second configuration is directed to provide preheated air to one or more components in the electronic chassis
that operate in a limited temperature range, to enable operation of the one or more components in the extended temperature
range;

wherein the limited temperature range is a smaller range than the extended temperature range, and wherein the second configuration
extends the operation of the one or more components from the limited temperature range to the extended temperature range.

US Pat. No. 9,616,081

ANTITUMOR AGENT INCLUDING LOW-DOSE IRINOTECAN HYDROCHLORIDE HYDRATE

TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,...

1. A method for treating a solid cancer, comprising:
administering to a subject a combination drug comprising trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride in a molar ratio of 1:0.5
at a dose of 35 to 70 mg/m2/day of trifluridine, and 45 to 144 mg/m2/day of irinotecan hydrochloride hydrate.

US Pat. No. 9,622,338

FREQUENCY SELECTIVE STRUCTURES FOR EMI MITIGATION

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

18. A method comprising positioning a multilayered frequency selective structure including multiple layers of frequency selective
surfaces relative to one or more electronic components such that the multilayered frequency selective structure is operable
for shielding or mitigating electromagnetic interference (EMI) without completely blocking a ventilating airflow for helping
reduce heat buildup in the one or more electronic components.

US Pat. No. 9,622,390

APPARATUS FOR COOLING INVERTER

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. An apparatus for cooling an inverter, the apparatus comprising:
a housing having an air inlet at one side and an air outlet at the other side; and
a wall dividing an inner space of the housing in order to form a first flow part and a second flow part to allow air introduced
to the air inlet to be discharged through the air outlet,

wherein:
the wall includes a first wall starting from the air inlet, a second wall starting from the air outlet, and a third wall located
between the first and second walls, an opening formed at least between the first wall and the third wall or between the second
wall and the third wall;

the first wall and the second wall are formed in parallel, but not formed on a straight line, such that the third wall is
arranged slantly with a predetermined angle between one end of the first wall and one end of the second wall;

the air outlet is formed only on the first flow part such that a housing surface is formed on the second flow part at the
other side of the housing, a third flow part formed by the second wall and the housing surface;

air introduced into the second flow part through the air inlet merges with the first flow part through the opening;
at least one electric element is disposed on a corresponding one of the first, second, or third flow part; and
the opening is arranged so as to functionally induce and allow the air in the second flow part to be discharged to the air
outlet formed only at the first flow part.

US Pat. No. 9,622,378

RECIRCULATING COOLING UNIT WITHIN A HOUSING

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A cooling unit comprising: a housing; a plurality of components which require supervision and maintenance, disposed in
the housing; a control cubicle disposed in the housing and including an equipment for controlling and supervising the cooling
unit; a service area defined by an open space in an interior of the housing, and surrounded by the plurality of components
and the control cubicle, the service area being configured to be capable of housing a human working in the open space, wherein:
said plurality of components and the control cubicle are arranged so that the plurality of components and the control cubicle
are accessible from the service area, and the housing is provided with an opening leading to the service area, the cooling
unit is arranged to recirculate a liquid to provide cooling, the plurality of components comprise: a liquid pump configured
to circulate the liquid; and a motor for driving the liquid pump, and the control cubicle includes: said equipment for providing
power supply to the motor for controlling start and stop of the motor; and a control panel for controlling the cooling unit,
the control panel including an electronic user interface with an electronic display device facing toward the service area
and being accessible from the service area, wherein the liquid pump is controllable from said control panel, and the electronic
user interface is configured to receive input from a user and provide communication to the equipment in the control cubical
to enable control and supervise of the cooling unit, wherein the plurality of components is positioned around the service
area on at least two sides, wherein the housing includes a bottom frame, the cooling unit is positioned on the bottom frame,
and the service area has a floor arranged in connection to the bottom frame.

US Pat. No. 9,622,330

LIGHTING CONTROL VIA A MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A mobile computing device, comprising:
a light sensor;
one or more user inputs; and
a controller operably coupled with the light sensor and the one or more user inputs, and configured to:
receive, via the one or more user inputs, input indicative of a desired lighting property adjustment for a lighting effect
sensed by the light sensor;

identify which of a plurality of LED-based lighting units contributes to the sensed lighting effect more than at least one
other LED-based lighting unit, of the plurality of LED-based lighting units, that contributes to the sensed lighting effect;
and

generate, for wireless transmission to at least one of the plurality of the LED-based lighting units, an instruction configured
to cause at least some of the plurality of LED-based lighting units to implement the desired lighting property adjustment.

US Pat. No. 9,617,912

MULTI-LINK ENGINE

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A multi-link engine comprising:
an engine block body including at least one cylinder;
a piston reciprocally disposed inside the cylinder of the engine block body;
an upper link having a first end pivotally connected to the piston by a piston pin;
a lower link rotatably mounted on a crankpin of a crankshaft and connected to a second end of the upper link by an upper pin;
and

a control link having a first end and a second end, the first end of the control link being rotatably connected to the lower
link by a control pin and the second end of the control link being pivotally mounted on a pivot portion of a control shaft,

the upper link, the lower link and the control link being configured and arranged with respect to each other such that at
least one kind of inertia force of a prescribed order among inertia forces of second or higher order in terms of an engine
rotational speed act transversely leftward and rightward on the upper link, the lower link and the control link with respect
to a piston movement direction, so a sum of transversely leftward and rightward inertia forces acting on the gravity center
of the control link and the gravity center of the lower link are substantially equal to transversely leftward and rightward
inertia forces acting on the gravity center of the upper link.

US Pat. No. 9,619,776

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDIVIDUALIZED ROUTING AND TRANSPORTATION OF PARCELS

Dell Software Inc., Alis...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a computer system, real-time location information for a transportation item, wherein the transportation item
comprises an unmanned vehicle;

the computer system determining real-time route information for a plurality of vehicles, the plurality of vehicles comprising
a vehicle-in-transit actively transporting the transportation item;

the computer system analyzing, via the real-time location information and the real-time route information, a route efficiency
of the plurality of vehicles relative to an intended destination of the transportation item;

the computer system selecting a replacement vehicle from among the plurality of vehicles based, at least in part, on a result
of the analyzing;

the unmanned vehicle undocking from an unmanned-vehicle dock disposed on a surface of the vehicle-in-transit;
the unmanned vehicle achieving a docking position relative to the replacement vehicle;
the unmanned-vehicle dock of the replacement vehicle authenticating the unmanned vehicle;
responsive to successful authentication of the unmanned vehicle by the unmanned-vehicle dock, the unmanned vehicle docking
to the unmanned-vehicle dock of the replacement vehicle; and

responsive to unsuccessful authentication of the unmanned vehicle by the unmanned-vehicle dock, the unmanned-vehicle dock
physically declining engagement with the unmanned vehicle, the physically declining comprising reversing electromagnet polarity.

US Pat. No. 9,622,393

WIRING MEMBER

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A wiring member, comprising:
an electric wire;
a braid shield that covers the electric wire;
a tube-shaped electromagnetic wave absorber including a through hole that allows the electric wire to be inserted therethrough,
the electromagnetic wave absorber absorbing electromagnetic waves emitted from the electric wire,

wherein the braid shield covers an outer circumferential surface and two axial end surfaces of the electromagnetic wave absorber,
and

wherein the braid shield satisfies 1?n?15 and 10?m?50 where a number of carriers of the braid shield is denoted by n and a
number of ends of the braid shield is denoted by m; and

a fixing member disposed at a position outside the outer circumferential surface of the electromagnetic wave absorber, the
fixing member allowing the electromagnetic wave absorber to be fixed to a fixed object,

wherein the electromagnetic wave absorber includes a magnetic core,
wherein the electromagnetic wave absorber further includes another magnetic core arranged along with the magnetic core in
an axial direction of the electric wire, and

wherein the electromagnetic wave absorber further includes a rubber member held between the magnetic core and said another
magnetic core in the axial direction of the electric wire.

US Pat. No. 9,621,705

METHOD FOR PERFORMING COOPERATIVE FUNCTION AUTOMATICALLY AND DEVICE USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A printer comprising:
a memory configured to store instructions; and
a processor configured to execute the instructions stored in the memory to cause the printer to:
establish, based on the printer detecting a mobile apparatus, a wireless connection between the printer and the mobile apparatus,
receive content displayed on the mobile apparatus from the mobile apparatus without a user command to print the content displayed
input to the mobile apparatus after the wireless connection between the printer and the mobile apparatus is established, and

print the content received from the mobile apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,622,368

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
first and second semiconductor modules, wherein each of the first and second semiconductor modules includes a semiconductor
chip, a case surrounding the semiconductor chip, and a main electrode connected to the semiconductor chip and led out to an
upper surface of case; and

a connecting electrode connected and fixed to the main electrodes of the first and second semiconductor modules,
wherein the connecting electrode is formed only of a metal plate,
opposite ends of the connecting electrode are bent downward to form hook portions, and
grooves in which the hook portions are caught are provided in the upper surfaces of the cases of the first and second semiconductor
modules.

US Pat. No. 9,622,081

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING REPUTATIONS OF WIRELESS NETWORKS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for evaluating reputations of wireless networks, at least a portion of the method being performed
by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
identifying an endpoint computing system that is connected to a wireless network;
receiving, by a backend security server from the endpoint computing system:
information that identifies the wireless network;
information that indicates in part a security state of the wireless network by indicating at least:
a degree of trust of the wireless network provided by a user of the endpoint computing system; and
a hygiene score of the endpoint computing system;
calculating, by the backend security server, a reputation of the wireless network based at least in part on:
the received information that identifies the wireless network and that indicates in part the security state of the wireless
network; and

a number of endpoint computing systems that are associated with the wireless network that have hygiene scores below a threshold
score; and

improving a security state of another endpoint computing system that is within range of the same wireless network by transmitting
information about the calculated reputation of the wireless network to the another endpoint computing system to prevent the
another endpoint computing system from connecting to the wireless network in response to determining that the wireless network
represents a security risk based on the calculated reputation.

US Pat. No. 9,622,381

ADSORPTION HEAT PUMP AND METHOD OF DRIVING THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An adsorption heat pump comprising:
an evaporator configured to generate vapor of a coolant;
a first adsorber and a second adsorber each containing an adsorbent to adsorb the vapor of the coolant generated in the evaporator;
a condenser configured to condense the vapor of the coolant generated in any of the first adsorber and the second adsorber;
and

a control unit configured to feed the condenser with cooling water for condensation of the vapor of the coolant, and to feed
the condenser with warm water for evaporation of the coolant at predetermined timing,

wherein the condenser is connected to a cooling water supply source and a warm water supply source, and
when the control unit feeds the condenser with the cooling water, the control unit supplies the cooling water from the cooling
water supply source to the condenser, and returns the cooling water, which is passed through the condenser, to the cooling
water supply source, and

when the control unit feeds the condenser with the warm water, the control unit supplies the warm water from the warm water
supply source to the condenser, and returns the warm water, which is passed through the condenser, to the warm water supply
source.

US Pat. No. 9,622,343

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for preparing a flexible display, comprising the steps of:
providing a first substrate;
forming a bonding agent layer on a first surface of the first substrate;
providing a second substrate;
attaching the surface of the first substrate, on which the bonding agent layer is formed, to the second substrate, wherein
the second substrate is a glass substrate, a metal substrate or a quartz substrate, and the adhesive force between the bonding
agent layer and the second substrate is lower than 5 N/20 mm-wide bonding agent layer;

forming a display device body on a second surface of the first substrate, which is opposite to the first surface of the first
substrate; and

forming a tilt slot on the edge of the first substrate, then peeling off the first substrate, on which the display device
body is formed, from the second substrate using a mechanical force and obtaining the flexible display.

US Pat. No. 9,620,907

RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A GASKET ASSEMBLY FOR EMI SHIELDING

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:
a receptacle housing having a plurality of panels defining a module cavity configured to receive a pluggable module therein,
the receptacle housing extending between a front end and a back end and being configured to receive the pluggable module through
the front end, at least one of the panels defining a top of the receptacle housing, the panels being conductive to provide
electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for the module cavity, the receptacle housing configured to be mounted to a circuit
board at a bottom of the receptacle housing;

a gasket assembly provided at the bottom of the receptacle housing, the gasket assembly having a bottom plate, a hinge plate
rearward of the bottom plate, and a rear plate extending from a rear of the hinge plate, the bottom plate, the hinge plate
and the rear plate being conductive to provide EMI shielding for the module cavity, the bottom plate being coupled to corresponding
panels of the receptacle housing at the bottom of the receptacle housing to provide EMI shielding at the bottom of the receptacle
housing, the rear plate being coupled to corresponding panels of the receptacle housing at the back end of the receptacle
housing to provide EMI shielding at the back end of the receptacle housing, the hinge plate is hingedly coupled between the
bottom plate and the rear plate to change relative positions of the bottom plate and the rear plate during assembly to the
circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,622,332

EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. An extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus that irradiates a target with a pulse laser beam at a plasma generation
region, the apparatus comprising:
a chamber provided with a through-hole;
a conducting optical system configured to conduct the pulse laser beam to the plasma generation region in the chamber via
the through-hole;

a target supply device configured to output the target toward the plasma generation region; and
a target detection section, the target detection section including:
a light source;
a transfer optical system disposed tilted relative to a plane orthogonal to the trajectory of the target;
an image sensor configured to output image data of an image that has been formed by irradiating the target outputted from
the target supply device with light outputted from the light source and that has then been formed on a light-receiving unit
of the image sensor transferred by the transfer optical system; and

a processing unit, connected to the image sensor, configured to:
receive the outputted image data,
obtain, based on the image data of the image, a first optical intensity distribution along a first line that intersects with
a trajectory of the target and a second optical intensity distribution along a second line that intersects with the trajectory,

calculate a center of gravity position in the first optical intensity distribution and a center of gravity position in the
second optical intensity distribution, and

calculate parameters of a regression line expressing an actual path of the target based on the calculated center of gravity
positions.

US Pat. No. 9,620,906

EMI SHIELDING FOR PLUGGABLE MODULES

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a cage member having a plurality of walls defining a module cavity configured to receive a pluggable module therein through
a front end of the cage member, the walls being manufactured from a metal material and providing electrical shielding for
the module cavity, the walls extending rearward from the front end to a rear end of the cage member where the walls are configured
to surround a communication connector at or near the rear end having a mating interface configured to be mated with the pluggable
module, the module cavity having a pluggable module segment at or near the front end receiving the pluggable module and a
communication connector segment at or near the rear end receiving the communication connector, the pluggable module segment
meeting the communication connector segment at an intersection proximate to the mating interface of the communication connector;
and

an EMI skirt proximate to the intersection of the pluggable module segment and the communication connector segment of the
module cavity such that the EMI skirt is positioned proximate to the mating interface of the communication connector with
the pluggable module, the EMI skirt comprising plural spring beams configured to surround a mating perimeter of the pluggable
module proximate to and forward of a mating end of the pluggable module configured to be mated with the communication connector,
the spring beams being deflectable and being elastically deformed against the mating perimeter when the pluggable module is
mated with the communication connector, the spring beams having mating interfaces configured to engage and electrically connect
to the pluggable module, wherein the EMI skirt is positioned in the module cavity to engage at least two different sides of
the pluggable module.

US Pat. No. 9,617,890

ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR INTRODUCING A REDUCING AGENT INTO THE EXHAUST PIPE OF AN EXHAUST SYSTEM OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A reducing agent injection apparatus for us exhaust system with a catalytic converter, the apparatus comprising
an exhaust pipe formed to include an exhaust passageway adapted to conduct exhaust gas to the catalytic converter and formed
to include a side aperture opening into exhaust passageway,

a feed connector arranged to extend through the side aperture into the exhaust passageway of the exhaust pipe, the feed connector
upstream of the catalytic converter including an inlet end formed to include an inlet aperture ad to receive a flow of reducing
agent comprising an aqueous urea solution from a reducing agent source, an outlet end formed to include an outlet aperture
and coupled to the exhaust pipe to the outlet aperture to open into the exhaust passageway, and an inner surface arranged
to exit from the inlet end to the outlet end to define a feed-connector channel extending from the inlet end to the outlet
end, and

a guide arranged in the feed-connector channel configured to communicate the flow of reducing agent passing through the inlet
aperture of feed-connector into the exhaust passageway via a reducing-agent passageway to combine with exhaust gas S flowing
through the exhaust passageway in a downstream direction toward the catalytic converter,

wherein the guide includes an inner surface arranged to define the red agent passageway and an outer surface arranged to cooperate
with a surrounding portion of inner surface of the feed connector to define therebetween a gap configured to conduct a flow
of deposit-blocking gas that is at least largely free of reducing agent the inner surface of the feed connector to block deposition
of matter entrained in the flow of reducing agent on or along the inner surface of the feed connector and an inner surface
of the exhaust pipe bounding the exhaust passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,622,395

GUIDE VANE AND JETTING APPARATUS

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A guide vane for molten solder in a soldering apparatus, the guide vane comprising:
a board extending in a longitudinal direction of the guide vane;
a plurality of pair structures standing on the board and aligned with one another in the longitudinal direction of the guide
vane;

each of said pair structures including a first member having a curved or angular inner surface in a view along the first member
toward the board and having a first prescribed height and a first respective pair of edges, and including a second member
having a curved or angular inner surface in a view along the second member toward the board and having a second prescribed
height and a second respective pair of edges;

each of said pair structures having said first and second members arranged so that respective inner surfaces of said first
and second members face toward each other and an outer surface of one of said first and second members overlaps an inner surface
of the other one of said first and second members in a view along said longitudinal direction, and each of said pair structures
includes two inflow openings, wherein a width of each of the inflow openings is defined by an edge of one of said first and
second members and an edge of the other one of said first and second members; and

whereby a flow of the molten solder directed to said inflow openings is turned in each of said pair structures to change a
direction of the flow from a horizontal direction to a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,622,384

FISHTAIL PACKAGING AND COOLING

Quantum Fuel Systems LLC,...

1. A device comprising:
a plurality of power transistors, arranged as a planar array;
a cold plate, configured to couple heat from each of the transistors in the array;
a generally flat conductive power coupling fitting, also termed herein a bus bar, having a plurality of individually electrically
conductive layers, each two of the layers being separated by an insulating layer, each conductive layer providing a plurality
of contacts, the contacts in a layer configured to provide electrical contact, in the alternative, for power transistor collectors
or power transistor emitters, said bus bar being necked along a specified section thereof distal to the power transistors,
the necked section terminating in two electrical contacts configured to provide electrical contact via discrete conductors
to respective positive and negative battery terminals;

at least one capacitor, whereof a top surface, conductive at least in part, makes electrical and thermal contact with a conductor
of said bus bar distal to the transistor array, and a bottom surface, conductive at least in part, makes at least electrical
contact with an adapter bracket that makes electrical contact with a conductor of said bus bar proximal to the transistor
array; and,

said bus bar is in physical and thermal contact with said cold plate.

US Pat. No. 9,622,355

ENVIRONMENTALLY SEALED ELECTRICAL HOUSING ASSEMBLY WITH INTEGRATED CONNECTOR

Delphi Technologies, Inc....

1. An environmentally sealed electrical housing assembly, comprising:
a generally planar circuit board;
a relay mechanically and electrically connected to said circuit board,
a first and second plurality of male terminals mechanically and electrically connected to said circuit board generally normal
thereto at an interior location separate from said relay;

a housing formed of a dielectric material and encasing the relay and a portion of the circuit board containing the relay,
wherein the housing is in intimate contact with the relay and the portion of the circuit board containing the relay, wherein
the housing defines an integral perimeter wall surrounding said first and second plurality of male terminals, wherein said
perimeter wall defines an opening that allows electrical and physical access to the first and second plurality of male terminals
and the fusible link;

a fusible link removably attached to the second plurality of male terminals;
a connector body received in the opening, said connector body including a plurality of mating female terminals removably connected
to the first plurality of male terminals, wherein the connector body, the circuit board, and the perimeter wall of the housing
define an enclosed cavity containing the first and second plurality of male terminals and the fusible link; and

a complaint seal disposed intermediate the integral perimeter wall and the connector body, thereby forming a sealed container
around said first and second plurality of male terminals and said fusible link.

US Pat. No. 9,622,350

METHOD OF FORMING A CIRCUIT BOARD

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of forming a circuit board upon which to mount an integrated circuit chip, the method comprising:
forming a first interconnect zone on a surface of the circuit board, the first interconnect zone having a first area on the
surface of the circuit board, the first interconnect zone including a first plurality of contacts having a first pitch at
the surface of the circuit board; and

forming a second interconnect zone on the surface of the circuit board, the second interconnect zone having a second area
on the surface of the circuit board, the second area having an inner perimeter surrounding all sides of an outer perimeter
of the first area on the surface, the second interconnect zone including a second plurality of contacts or traces having a
second pitch at the surface of the circuit board, wherein the first pitch is a distance from a center of one contact of the
first plurality of contacts to a center of an adjacent contact of the first plurality of contacts; and the second pitch is
a distance from a center of a first contact or trace of one of the second plurality of contacts or traces to a center of an
adjacent contact or trace of the second plurality of contacts or traces, and wherein the first pitch is smaller than the second
pitch.

US Pat. No. 9,622,329

POWERLINE COMMUNICATION CONTROL OF LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) LIGHTING FIXTURES

Lumenpulse Lighting Inc.,...

1. A slave controller for controlling a light emitting diode (LED) lighting unit via an LED lighting unit's power distribution
system for supplying operational power to the LED lighting unit, the slave controller comprising:
a command receiving interface connected to the power distribution system configured to receive a lighting command signal and
separate the lighting command signal from a power signal, and generate corresponding slave control commands, the lighting
command signal is generated by a master controller corresponding to lighting unit command outputs in a lighting system command
format in response to an indication of a user-adjusted setting of any one of a plurality of different conventional dimmer
lighting controllers;

a slave control processor configured to convert the received slave control commands into lighting unit control commands; and
a lighting unit interface configured to provide the lighting unit control commands to the LED lighting unit to control the
LED lighting unit in response to a user-adjusted setting of any one of the different conventional dimmer lighting controllers.

US Pat. No. 9,621,607

SYSTEMS AND LANGUAGES FOR MEDIA POLICY DECISION AND CONTROL AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A system for use in a network, the system configured to:
store a plurality of media-centric policies in a policy repository, the policy repository comprising a rules engine for evaluating
policy rules, wherein the policy repository is part of a media policy decision and control point, implemented via one or more
processors coupled to one or more memory elements, that provides streaming media in a plurality of media sessions between
a media source and a corresponding plurality of client devices,

wherein the media policy decision and control point comprises a media policy enforcement point that forwards data packets
associated with data sessions of each client device to and from an operator network with minimal latency;

execute operational instructions in accordance with a media centric policy language to select a proper subset of the plurality
of media-centric policies corresponding to one of the plurality of media sessions,

wherein the media-centric policy language expresses at least one of: operator preferences, operator goals, or operator constraints,
the media centric policy language being a rule-based language that facilitates media-centric policy decision and enforcement
based on a plurality of attribute types, wherein each attribute type has a corresponding plurality of attributes, the plurality
of attribute types including: a subscriber attribute type, a device attribute type, an application attribute type, and a flow-based
attribute type,

the plurality of attributes corresponding to the subscriber attribute type include at least one of: a subscriber identifier,
a time-based subscriber quota, a volume-based subscriber quota, a subscriber data plan, a subscriber tier, or a subscriber
group,

the plurality of attributes corresponding to the device attribute type include at least one of: a device display size, a device
display resolution, a device type, a device operating system, a browser identifier, a user agent, or a media player identifier,

the plurality of attributes corresponding to the application attribute type include at least one of: a media site, a media
service, a content data network, an edge server, an origin server, a container format, a container encryption status, or a
streaming protocol type,

the plurality of attributes corresponding to the flow-based attribute type include at least one of: a VLAN identifier, an
IP address, a port number, a transport protocol, a VPN tunnel, a TOS value, or a DSCP value; and

enforce by the media policy enforcement point the selected media-centric policies to control the one of the plurality of media
sessions based on the attributes.

US Pat. No. 9,622,392

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE OF A PERSONAL COMMUNICATION STRUCTURE (PCS)

Civiq Smartscapes, LLC, ...

1. A personal communication structure (PCS) comprising:
a PCS frame;
a housing coupled to the PCS frame, the housing enclosing a display panel in a cavity; and
a temperature control system for controlling a temperature within the PCS, the temperature control system comprising:
a ribbed heat sink coupled to the PCS frame, the heat sink being disposed adjacent to a back surface of the housing, a first
portion of the heat sink comprising a first plurality of fins extending into the cavity, and a second portion of the heat
sink comprising a second plurality of fins disposed outside the cavity,

a first air circulation controller configured to recirculate air across the first plurality of fins in the cavity, and
a second air circulation controller configured to move ambient air across the second plurality of fins of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,622,385

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A HEAT DISSIPATING MODULE OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A method of assembling a heat dissipating module of an electronic device, the method comprising steps of:
(a) providing at least one lateral plate of a casing, at least one heat generation element, a circuit board and a fastening
assembly;

(b) firmly fixing the at least one heat generation element on the at least one lateral plate through a fixing element;
(c) combining the at least one lateral plate and the circuit board together through the fastening assembly, wherein a plurality
of pins of the at least one heat generation element are inserted into corresponding holes of the circuit board, so that the
at least one heat generation element is electrically connected with a trace of the circuit board;

(d) allowing the at least one lateral plate and the circuit board to pass through a reflow furnace, so that the at least one
heat generation element is welded on the circuit board; and

(e) fixing a lower plate on a lower portion of the at least one lateral plate.

US Pat. No. 9,620,265

SEALED HEADER ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A sealed header assembly comprising:
a housing having a cover shroud portion, a mounting portion and a wire holder portion, the mounting portion configured to
mount the housing to a case of an electrical device, the wire holder portion configured to extend through an opening in the
electrical device to an interior of the electrical device, the wire holder portion configured to receive wires passing through
the housing between the interior and an exterior of the electrical device, the wire holder portion including a chamber bounded
by chamber walls, the wire holder portion having one or more wire channels through one of the chamber walls being open to
the chamber and to the cover shroud portion on opposite sides of the chamber wall, an exterior of the wire holder portion
having a seal configured to be sealed to the case of the electrical device;

a wire cover removably mounted to the housing at the cover shroud portion to define a wire passageway for the wires;
a seal received in the chamber and being sealed to at least one of the chamber walls, the seal having one or more wire channels
and configured to seal against the wires received in the corresponding wire channels; and

a seal cap received in the chamber to hold the seal in the chamber, the seal cap including one or more wire channels receiving
corresponding wires, wherein the wire channels of the seal cap are aligned with the wire channels of the seal to direct the
wires along corresponding wire channel axes through the seal.

US Pat. No. 9,616,082

ANTITUMOR AGENT INCLUDING IRINOTECAN HYDROCHLORIDE HYDRATE

TAIHO PHARMACEUTICAL CO.,...

1. A therapeutic method for a solid cancer, comprising:
administering to a subject a combination drug comprising trifluridine and tipiracil hydrochloride in a molar ratio of 1:0.5
at a dose of 20 to 80 mg/m2/day of trifluridine on Days 1 to 5 in a period of 14 days, and 50 to 200 mg/m2/day of irinotecan hydrochloride hydrate on Day 1 in the period of 14 days.

US Pat. No. 9,616,132

KINETIN/ZEATIN TOPICAL FORMULATION

Dow Pharmaceutical Scienc...

1. A method for increasing the solubility of kinetin and/or zeatin comprising combining the kinetin and/or zeatin in a formulation
that includes a polyoxyalkylene-n-glycerol dicarboxylate component and a fatty acid component, wherein the amounts of the
polyoxyalkylene-n-glycerol dicarboxylate and the fatty acid are sufficient to provide a synergistic increase in the solubility
of the kinetin and/or the zeatin in the formulation.

US Pat. No. 9,622,389

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DATA CENTER AND SERVER CO-LOCATION FACILITY CONFIGURATIONS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Switch, Ltd., Las Vegas,...

1. An apparatus for maintaining a configuration of electronic equipment disposed in a plurality of cabinets, for supporting
a thermal shield that defines a hot air containment chamber, for supporting a thermal barrier ceiling, for supporting cool
air ductwork and for supporting distribution power wires and conduits, electronic equipment power wires and conduits, and
communication wiring, the plurality of cabinets disposed on a floor, the floor being within an internal area of a building,
the cabinets positioned into two parallel rows that are separated by a hot aisle area so that the electronic equipment disposed
in the plurality of cabinets emit heated air in a predetermined direction toward the hot aisle area between the two rows,
the apparatus comprising:
an interior frame structure that is independent of and not structurally tied to the plurality of cabinets, the interior frame
structure including:

a first plurality of vertical support brackets disposed only at ends of the two rows, each vertical support bracket being
disposed on the floor at one end and assists in supporting the thermal barrier ceiling at another end, wherein the first plurality
of vertical support brackets each further support portions of the thermal shield on one side of the first plurality of vertical
support brackets at a location above a top of the plurality of cabinets, wherein the cabinets positioned in the two parallel
rows are separated by the hot aisle area, and wherein a cross sectional area of the hot air containment chamber defined by
the thermal shield and parallel with the floor is disposed directly above and encompasses a cross sectional area of the hot
aisle area that is located between the two parallel rows of cabinets and is parallel with the floor;

a first horizontal support bracket disposed above a cabinet height that intersects a middle hot aisle portion so that an area
on two opposite sides of each hot aisle where the cabinets can be placed does not have any vertical support brackets disposed
therein;

a second plurality of horizontal support brackets that are each parallel with the floor, each of the second plurality of horizontal
support brackets connecting together two different ones of the first plurality of vertical support brackets and connecting
to each of the two different ones of the first plurality of vertical support brackets at a height that is above the cabinet
height;

a plurality of tiered ladder rack supports, each connected to another side of at least some of the first plurality of vertical
support brackets that is opposite the one side, which establish a plurality of different tiers outside of the hot air containment
chamber, so that each of the different tiers is adapted to hold the electronic equipment power wires and conduits and the
communication wiring; and

a second plurality of vertical support brackets disposed in a row, substantially parallel to the two rows, each second vertical
support bracket being disposed on the floor at one end and assists in supporting the thermal barrier ceiling at another end,
wherein the second plurality of vertical support brackets each further support portions of the cool air ductwork.

US Pat. No. 9,622,367

SUBSEA CONNECTIONS

AKER SUBSEA LIMITED, Ber...

1. An assembly comprising:
subsea equipment and a plurality of subsea electrical actuator devices each comprising an electrical actuator,
each of which electrical actuator devices is individually mountable on and separable from the subsea equipment and includes
a respective stab connector for establishing electrical connection with internal circuits of the subsea equipment and further
has a respective terminal connector for a jumper lead to internal circuits of the electrical actuator device,

each said electrical actuator device having at least dual redundancy whereby connection to a control module through the respective
jumper terminal can substitute for the connection to a control module through the respective stab connector and internal circuits
of said subsea equipment; and

wherein the assembly includes a control module which can communicate with each of the said electrical actuator devices by
way of the stab connections thereof and includes a terminal for at least one jumper lead for establishing a failsafe substitute
connection to at least one of the said electrical actuator devices if a failure occurs in a connection between the electrical
actuator device and said control module via said internal circuits of said subsea equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,622,341

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE SYSTEM HAVING A HIGH ISOLATION STRENGTH AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE ARRANGEMENT HAVING A HIGH ISOLATION STRENGTH

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A power semiconductor module system, comprising:
a power semiconductor module comprising:
a module housing having a top side;
a first terminal group having at least one first electrical terminal, or having at least two first electrical terminals which
are permanently electrically conductively connected to one another;

a second terminal group having at least one second electrical terminal, or having at least two second electrical terminals
which are permanently electrically conductively connected to one another;

a circuit board having a first electrode and a second electrode, the circuit board being mountable on the power semiconductor
module in such a way that in the mounted state:

each first terminal is electrically conductively connected to the first electrode; and
each second terminal is electrically conductively connected to the second electrode,
wherein the power semiconductor module system further comprises one or both of the following isolation webs:
a first isolation web fixed to the circuit board even in an unmounted state and arranged between the first terminal group
and the second terminal group in a mounted state; and

a second isolation web fixed to the circuit board even in the unmounted state and arranged between the first terminal group
and the second terminal group in the mounted state on that side of the circuit board which faces away from the power semiconductor
module.

US Pat. No. 9,620,876

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING ELECTRICAL CONTACTS THAT INCLUDE A PORE-BLOCKING SUBSTANCE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a connector housing configured to engage a mating connector during a mating operation; and
a plurality of electrical contacts coupled to the connector housing, each of the electrical contacts including a proximal
base coupled to the connector housing and an elongated body that extends from the proximal base to a distal end, the elongated
body having a body side that extends between the proximal base and the distal end and is configured to engage a corresponding
mating contact of the mating connector, the body side having an exterior surface that includes a stamped indentation, wherein
each of the electrical contacts includes a pore-blocking substance within the corresponding stamped indentation and along
a surrounding portion of the exterior surface that is adjacent to the corresponding stamped indentation.

US Pat. No. 9,622,382

HEAT-SINK DEVICE INTENDED FOR AT LEAST ONE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND CORRESPONDING METHOD

1. A method for obtaining a heat-sink device, said heat-sink device being intended for at least one electronic component (12) and including:
heat-sink means,
a substrate (11) for said at least one electronic component (12), covering said heat-sink means, and

thermal coupling means between the substrate and the heat-sink means and made from a material different from that of the heat-sink
means,

wherein, the heat-sink means consist of a set of discrete fins (10, 10?) and the thermal coupling means (13) are made from a heat-conductive polymer and also provide a mechanical coupling between said substrate (11) and said fins (10),

said method including the following steps:
(a) the discrete set of fins (10) is obtained,

(b) the fins are positioned and held, the fins defining between them a particular gap “e”,
(c) an assembly formed of the substrate (11) and the at least one electronic component (12) is obtained,

(c1) a part (71) is inserted over the free edges (100) of the fins (10),

(c2) a sacrificial material (74) is molded between the part (71) and a support (4), and

(c3) said part is then removed,
(d) said assembly is positioned on the edges (100) of the fins (10), said substrate (11) being in at least partial contact with said fins,

(e) the heat conductive material (13) is molded between said substrate and said fins, and in which method the sacrificial material (74) is removed after step (e).

US Pat. No. 9,621,200

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF DIGITAL PRE-DISTORTION IN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATIONS

Redline Communications In...

1. A method for managing a pre-distortion procedure in a communication system comprising a transmission chain, the method
comprising:
receiving an output signal from a transmission chain, the output signal having been operated on by the transmission chain;
a distortion analysis mechanism analyzing the output signal to determine a first set of transmission parameters associated
with the transmission chain;

the distortion analysis mechanism determining a first set of pre-distortion parameters associated with the pre-distortion
procedure based on the first set of transmission parameters; and

a pre-distortion mechanism applying the pre-distortion procedure to a transmission signal using the first set of pre-distortion
parameters;

determining a second set of transmission parameters associated with the transmission chain; and
the transmission chain receiving the transmission signal from the pre-distortion mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,620,286

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. 9,622,386

GRAPHICS CARD COOLER

CORSAIR MEMORY, INC., Fr...

1. A bracket with heat transfer properties, the bracket comprising:
a plurality of heat transfer surfaces wherein at least a first part of the plurality of heat transfer surfaces make contact
with one or more heat sources on a graphics card when the bracket is mounted on the graphics card,

wherein:
the bracket includes a first set of screw holes for a blower fan to be mounted on the bracket;
the bracket includes a second set of screw holes for a fan shroud to be mounted on the bracket, wherein the fan shroud directs
airflow from the blower fan to flow over a second part of the plurality of heat transfer surfaces to cool the second part
of the plurality of heat transfer surfaces when the fan shroud and the blower fan are mounted on the bracket and when the
blower fan is turned on;

the bracket includes a cut-out portion and a third set of screw holes for attachment of a liquid cooling system, wherein the
third set of screw holes has a location and sizing that is specific to any one of: an Intel mounting pattern for liquid coolers,
and an AMD mounting pattern for liquid coolers, and

wherein the cut-out portion allows the liquid cooling system to cool a processing unit chip of the graphics card when the
bracket is mounted on the graphics card and when the liquid cooling system is mounted over the graphics card; and

the bracket includes side walls that directs airflow from the fan blower to flow over the plurality of heat transfer surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,620,890

THERMAL-TRANSFER ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING THE SAME

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A thermal-transfer assembly comprising:
a first transfer module having a plurality of first projections, the first projections being spaced apart from one another
to form corresponding gaps therebetween;

a second transfer module having a plurality of second projections, the second projections being spaced apart from one another
to form corresponding gaps therebetween, wherein the first and second transfer modules interface with each other in a mated
arrangement in which the first projections are positioned in the corresponding gaps formed by the second projections and the
second projections are positioned in the corresponding gaps formed by the first projections, the first and second projections
projecting in opposite directions along a Z-axis and intimately engaging one another to transfer thermal energy therebetween;
and

an assembly clip coupled to and configured to engage each of the first and second transfer modules, the assembly clip at least
one of preventing the first and second transfer modules from separating along the Z-axis or biasing the first and second transfer
modules away from each other along the Z-axis.

US Pat. No. 9,620,448

POWER MODULE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A power module comprising:
a magnetic assembly having a first magnetic core, a second magnetic core and a receiving space, wherein the first magnetic
core has a first top surface, a first bottom surface and at least one first sidewall through-hole, the second magnetic core
is coupled with the first magnetic core, and the receiving space is formed between the first magnetic core and the second
magnetic core;

at least a switching device having a first electrode, wherein the switching device is disposed on the first top surface of
the first magnetic core and accommodated in the receiving space;

a first upper conductive element disposed on the first top surface of the first magnetic core and electrically connected to
the first electrode of the switching device; and

a first sidewall conductive element disposed in the first sidewall through-hole and electrically connected to the first upper
conductive element.

US Pat. No. 9,622,354

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

GE Embedded Electronics O...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit-board structure, the method comprising:
providing a conductor foil on an insulating material layer;
spreading a resist layer on the conductor foil;
forming a recess in the conductor foil and insulating material layer after spreading the resist layer;
patterning the resist layer to form conductor-pattern masks having openings for conductor patterns;
growing a conductor pattern on top of the conductor foil in the openings of the conductor-pattern masks;
attaching a component to the conductor foil and conductor pattern; and
removing conductor material of the conductor foil from outside the conductor pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,618,157

CONCENTRIC SHELLS FOR COMPRESSED GAS STORAGE

Quantum Fuel Systems LLC,...

1. A high pressure gas storage vessel, comprising:
an inner shell made of corrosion-resistant, low strength alloy steel or aluminum alloy having approximately 700 MPa tensile
strength, wherein the inner shell material is corrosion-resistant to natural gas or hydrogen fuel; and

a concentric outer shell made of high-strength steel wires that are protected from external corrosion by immersing in a polymer
matrix, with the steel wires wrapped over the inner shell;

wherein the inner shell has a straight cylindrical portion and opposite end dome portions; and
wherein the steel wires are wound partially just over the straight cylindrical portion and not over the entire shell including
the end dome portions.

US Pat. No. 9,622,351

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor module comprising:
a laminate substrate including an insulative plate, a circuit board provided on a first surface of the insulative plate and
a metal plate provided on a second surface that is opposite to the first surface; and

an interconnecting substrate that opposes the laminate substrate, the interconnecting substrate including a metal layer, wherein
the insulative plate extends more outside than an outer edge portion of the circuit board, and
the metal layer has a region overlapping the outer edge portion of the circuit board and extends more outside than the outer
edge portion of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,617,956

GAS INTAKE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE ENGINE

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A device for controlling the ingress of intake gas to an internal combustion engine of a vehicle, the combustion engine
comprising cylinders;
said device taking a form of a compartmentalized guide part, comprising: a support part with a plurality of compartments,
a shaft provided with flaps, and a plurality of modules each defining a principal duct and a secondary duct for the intake
gas;

wherein the principal duct and the secondary duct are formed by each module of the plurality of modules, the modules being
capable of occupying the compartments; and,

wherein the support part, the shaft and each module constitute separate parts designed to be mounted onto one another.

US Pat. No. 9,622,363

STRUCTURE FOR CABINET

PRIVIUS S.R.L., Scarenna...

1. A structure for cabinet containing electrical materials comprising first elongated elements acting as posts, second elongated
elements acting as crossbeams, and connecting means, said connecting means being adapted to join one to another at least two
of said crossbeams and one of said posts, said connecting means including a base element and a hollow element which is provided
with a substantial axial opening, said base element comprising an inserting portion adapted to couple inside said hollow element,
said base element being further adapted to be constrained to said crossbeams, and said hollow element being adapted to be
constrained to said post, said hollow element, said post and said inserting portion each including a bore, said bores being
alignable to one another in operative conditions, and a joining element adapted to pass in each of said bores in a direction
transverse to an axial direction of said inserting portion when said bores are aligned, to constrain said hollow element,
said post and said inserting portion together, said joining element having a truncated—cone shaped portion,
wherein said joining element further includes a threaded portion, said truncated—cone shaped portion of said joining element
being longer than said threaded portion.

US Pat. No. 9,622,337

ANTI-SULFURIZATION MEMORY STORAGE DEVICE

Apacer Technology Inc., ...

1. An anti-sulfurization memory storage device comprising:
a connection interface unit to be coupled to a host;
a plurality of volatile memory units; and
a printed circuit board comprising a plurality of anti-sulfurization passive components and a protective film, wherein the
plurality of anti-sulfurization passive components are used to control and transmit an electrical current to the plurality
of volatile memory units and comprise an anti-sulfurization resistor and an anti-sulfurization resistor network, and the protective
film is used to cover the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,618,660

INFRARED IMAGING SYSTEM

NALUX CO., LTD., (JP) FL...

1. An infrared imaging system comprising:
an aperture configured to receive infrared radiation having wavelengths of 5 micrometers or greater from an object;
an imaging element;
a single synthetic resin lens disposed between the aperture and the imaging element and configured to pass the infrared radiation
to the imaging element, wherein the synthetic resin lens comprises an object side surface and an image side surface, wherein
the object side surface comprises a convex entry surface in a paraxial area;

wherein the imaging element is configured to receive the infrared radiation from the image side surface of the synthetic resin
lens without another lens disposed between the aperture and the imaging element; and

wherein the system exhibits an F-number of 1.4 or smaller.
US Pat. No. 9,616,077

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

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating low back pain, comprising orally administering zoledronic acid in a disodium salt form to a mammal
in need thereof, wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is administered in an amount and frequency that results
in an AUC of zoledronic acid, over a four week period, that is about 100 ng·h/mL to about 2000 ng·h/mL.

US Pat. No. 9,618,621

COMPACT OPTICAL TRACKER HAVING AT LEAST ONE VISUAL INDICATOR COUPLED TO EACH OF OPTICAL TRACKER SENSORS

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. An optical tracker comprising:
at least two optical tracker sensors, facing at least partially each other, wherein at least one of said optical tracker sensors
comprises:

at least one pixel array sensor configured to generate a stream of pixel values representing a scene;
an integrated circuit (IC) physically coupled to said at least one pixel array sensor, and configured to:
(a) receive said stream of pixel values;
(b) apply a binary large object (BLOB) analysis to said stream, to yield BLOB parameters indicative of the at least one visual
indicator present in the scene in a single pass of the pixels representing the scene;

at least one visual indicator coupled to each of the at least two optical tracker sensors; and
a computer processor configured to receive said BLOB parameters and calculate a relative position and/or orientation, or a
partial data thereof, of the at least two optical tracker sensors,

wherein each of the visual indicators coupled to a respective optical tracker sensor is located at a distance of less than
10 cm from a center of any of the pixel array sensors of the corresponding optical tracker sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,622,306

LED LIGHTING CIRCUIT

City University of Hong K...

1. An LED lighting circuit comprising:
a first node and a second node, the first and second nodes being adapted to couple with an AC input power source and a driver
circuit; and

an LED circuit loop having a plurality of LED light strings each having one or more LED light elements, the LED circuit loop
defining a closed loop arranged between the first node and the second node and is connected to the first node and the second
node respectively through a capacitive arrangement such that the LED light strings in the LED circuit loop is arranged to
be driven with DC power while AC power provided by the AC input power source is transmitted between the first and second nodes,
wherein the LED circuit loop further comprises a plurality of rectifier circuits connected in series with the plurality of
LED light strings, the rectifier circuit comprises a diode bridge, and wherein at least one LED light string is connected
between two adjacent diode bridges in the LED circuit loop.

US Pat. No. 9,616,027

PRAMIPEXOLE SUSTAINED RELEASE TABLET FORMULATION AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF AND USE THEREOF


wherein said neutral cellulosic polymer(s) is one or more selected from methylcellulose, hydroxymethylcellulose, ethylcellulose,
hydroxyethylcellulose, hydroxypropylcellulose and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, and said neutral noncellulosic polymer(s)
is a combination of polyvinylpyrrolidone and vinyl acetate.

US Pat. No. 9,616,521

SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD FOR METAL MATERIAL AND FORCE SENSOR

Minebea Co., Ltd., Nagan...

1. A surface treatment method for roughening a surface of a metal material by a laser beam, the method comprising:
forming a roughened surface adhesion portion on the surface of the metal material by irradiating the laser beam on the surface
of the metal material to form a plurality of roughened regions within the roughened surface adhesion portion, each of the
roughened regions being formed in a circular shape having an outer ring adjacent to each other,

wherein the roughened regions are arranged to satisfy the following Equation (1):
0.5a where “a” is a diameter of the outer ring of each of the roughened regions, and “d” is a center pitch between adjacent roughened
regions.

US Pat. No. 9,622,348

MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

MPI CORPORATION, Zhubei ...

1. A multilayer circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of stacked substrates, each of which has a conductor pattern, wherein a surface at a side of each of the substrates
has an exposed portion which is not covered by the neighboring substrate;

a plurality of first conductive lands provided on the exposed portions of the outer periphery of the substrates, wherein each
exposed portion is provided with at least one of the first conductive lands; and

a plurality of second conductive lands provided on the exposed portion of the outermost substrate;
wherein each of the conductor pattern is electrically connected to one of the first conductive lands and one of the second
conductive lands respectively;

wherein a central portion of a surface at at least one side of each of the substrates is covered by the neighboring substrate;
a plurality of plated holes, wherein each of the plurality of plated holes respectively penetrates at least one of the substrates,
and is connected to one of the conductor patterns with one end thereof;

wherein each of the conductor patterns is electrically connected to one of the second conductive lands through one of the
plated holes.

US Pat. No. 9,620,374

SURFACE MACHINING METHOD FOR SINGLE CRYSTAL SIC SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND GRINDING PLATE FOR SURFACE MACHINING SINGLE CRYSTAL SIC SUBSTRATE

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A surface machining method for a single crystal SiC substrate, comprising:
a step of mounting a grinding plate which includes a first pad and a second pad harder than said first pad sequentially attached
onto a base metal having a mounting surface,

a step of generating an oxidation product by using the grinding plate, and
a step of grinding a surface of the single crystal SiC substrate while removing the oxidation product,
wherein abrasive grains made of at least one metallic oxide that is softer than single crystal SiC and has a bandgap are fixed
to a grinding surface of the second pad, and wherein a rotation direction of a table for a substance to be machined in the
inverse direction of the rotation direction of the grinding plate, the second pad is segmented, and the rotation speed of
the table for a substance to be machined is in a range of 30 rpm to 300 rpm.

US Pat. No. 9,622,352

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR COMPONENT INCORPORATED SUBSTRATE AND COMPONENT INCORPORATED SUBSTRATE

MEIKO ELECTRONICS CO., LT...

1. A manufacturing method for a component incorporated substrate in which, in an insulating substrate including a wiring pattern
on a surface, an electric or electronic component including a terminal electrically connected to the wiring pattern is incorporated,
the manufacturing method comprising:
a mark forming step for forming a copper layer to be patterned as the wiring layer on a supporting plate and forming a mark
formed by a plating method on a second surface on an opposite side of a first surface in contact with the supporting plate
of the copper layer, the mark having a proximal end face in contact with the second surface, a side surface extending from
an outer circumferential edge of the proximal end face in a direction orthogonal to the second surface, an outer circumferential
curved surface tapering and extending in an arcuate shape from a proximal end edge of the side surface, and a top surface
extending from a distal end edge of the outer circumferential curved surface and opposed to the proximal end face;

a component mounting step for, after detecting the mark using detecting means for detecting a detection target in a square
search range set in an image pickup screen that reflects a picked-up image of the detection target, positioning the component
with reference to the detected mark and mounting the component on the second surface of the copper layer with an insulative
adhesive layer interposed therebetween;

an embedding layer forming step for forming, on the second surface of the copper layer on which the component is mounted,
an embedding layer functioning as the insulating substrate in which the component and the mark are embedded;

a window forming step for, after peeling the supporting plate off the copper layer, etching and removing, with a copper etching
agent used for etching of copper, a part of the copper layer from the first layer side of the copper layer exposed by the
peeling and forming a window for partially exposing the embedding layer together with the entire proximal end face of the
mark;

a conduction via forming step for specifying a position of the terminal of the component with reference to the mark exposed
from the window and, after forming a via hole reaching the terminal, filling a conductive material in the via hole and forming
a conduction via for electrically connecting the terminal and the copper layer; and

a pattern forming step for forming the copper layer electrically connected to the terminal via the conduction via into the
wiring pattern, wherein

in the mark forming step, when an imaginary line extending from a search center, which is a center of the search range, to
an edge side of the search range is represented as a search reference line and an imaginary line extending, in a state in
which a center of the mark is matched with the search center, from the center of the mark in a same direction as the search
reference line and to an outer ridgeline, which is a boundary between the top surface and the outer circumferential curved
surface in the mark, is represented as a mark reference line, the mark is formed in a shape in which the outer ridgeline of
the mark is present in a position where a length of the mark reference line is in a range of 30% or more of the search reference
line.

US Pat. No. 9,622,340

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

HongQiSheng Precision Ele...

1. A flexible circuit board comprising:
an insulating layer comprising a first face and a second face opposite to the first face;
a linear signal line located on the first face of the insulating layer;
a metal coating layer covering the linear signal line on the first face of the insulating layer, and having a thickness less
than that of the linear signal line, and an electrical conductivity larger than that of the linear signal line;

a plurality of grounding lines located on the first face of the insulating layer, and located at two opposite sides of the
linear signal line;

a circuit layer located on the second face of the insulating layer; and
an electromagnetic shielding layer covering the linear signal line and the grounding lines;
wherein the linear signal line and the grounding lines are located between the electromagnetic shielding layer and the circuit
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,622,248

RELAY DEVICE AND METHOD

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A relay device for wirelessly relaying data from a terminal device to a base station, the relay device comprising:
a receiver; and
a transmitter, responsive to an access request message of a second type being received at the receiver from the terminal device
to transmit a relayed access request message to the base station to request the base station to allocate uplink resources
to the terminal device; wherein

the access request message of the second type is transmitted by the terminal device if no response to a transmitted access
request message of a first type is received from the base station;

the access request messages of the first type include Random Access Channel preambles selected from a first group of Random
Access Channel preambles;

the access request messages of the second type include Random Access Channel preambles selected from a second group of Random
Access Channel preambles, which are different from the first group of Random Access Channel preambles; and

the base station is responsive to either an access request message of the first type received from the terminal device or
the relayed access request message from the relay device to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,618,168

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:
a glass tube comprising an inner surface and an outer surface, at least part of the inner surface of the glass tube is formed
with a rough surface and the roughness of the rough surface is higher than that of the outer surface, the glass tube also
comprises a main body region, two rear end regions, and two two-arc-shaped transition regions connecting the main body region
and the rear end regions;

two end caps disposed at two ends of the glass tube;
a power supply provided inside the end cap(s); and
an LED light strip disposed inside the glass tube and provided with a plurality of LED light sources disposed thereon;
wherein the LED light strip includes a bendable circuit sheet mounted on an inner surface of the glass tube to electrically
connect the LED light sources with the power supply, the projected length of the bendable circuit sheet is larger than the
length of the glass tube to form a freely extending end portion at one end of the bendable circuit sheet along a longitudinal
direction of the glass tube, the freely extending end portion is electrically connected to the power supply, and the glass
tube and the end cap are secured by a hot melt adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,616,022

NANODIAMOND COMPOSITIONS AND THEIR USE FOR DRUG DELIVERY

THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising a plurality of nanodiamond (ND) particles that are less than 10 nm in diameter,
each ND particle having a surface with drug molecules adsorbed thereon, and the ND particles can pass through the blood brain
barrier of a subject, characterized in that the drug is Efavirenz (EFV).

US Pat. No. 9,622,356

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE MOUNTING

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. An electronic package mounting assembly, the assembly comprising:
a printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) including a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising conductive pathways carried by
a non-conductive PCB substrate, and further comprising electrical PCB contacts carried by the PCB substrate and coupled with
the conductive pathways;

an electronic package carried by the PCB and comprising electrical package contacts on a bottom surface of the package, the
package contacts being in contact with the PCB contacts;

a gasket supporting the package on the PCB substrate, surrounding the PCB contacts, fitting around and contacting a laterally
outer perimeter edge of the package, and contacting a package underside outer marginal portion, the gasket including a side
wall that frames and engages the perimeter edge of the package and a lip that extends inward from around a lower edge of the
gasket side wall and is sandwiched between the PCB substrate and the package underside outer marginal portion; and

a bead of adhesive material surrounding the gasket and coating a lower interface between the gasket and the PCB substrate,
the bead of adhesive material coating an upper interface between the gasket and the package.

US Pat. No. 9,619,451

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING ANNOTATED VERSIONS OF E-BOOKS

Rakuten Kobo Inc., Toron...

1. A method for transferring an e-book, the method being implemented by one or more processors and comprising:
detecting a request to transfer the e-book from a user;
detecting a set of annotations that are associated with the e-book, wherein the set of annotations are created by the user
on a device of the user;

determining a recipient of the e-book;
determining a set of rules associated with the recipient of the e-book, the set of rules including at least a first rule that
permits the recipient of the e-book to annotate the e-book if the e-book has not been previously transferred between users,
and a second rule that restricts the recipient of the e-book from annotating the e-book while permitting the recipient to
transfer the e-book to another user if the e-book has been previously transferred between users; and

providing the e-book to the recipient with the set of annotations being permanently affixed to the e-book.
US Pat. No. 9,616,028

BILAYER TABLET FORMULATIONS

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A bilayer tablet comprising: (1) a first layer wherein the first layer is a metformin hydrochloride extended release formulation
comprising 40-82% metformin hydrochloride, 3-5% sodium carboxymethyl cellulose; 15-40% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose; 0.1-0.75%
magnesium stearate; and 0-2% silicon dioxide or 0-1.5% colloidal silicon dioxide, said percentages based on the total weight
of the first layer; (2) a second layer wherein the second layer is a sodium dependent glucose transporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT2
inhibitor) formulation comprising 0.5-4% dapagliflozin or dapagliflozin (S) propylene glycol hydrate; 14-18% lactose anhydrous;
50-80% microcrystalline cellulose; 2-6% crospovidone; 0.5-2.5% silicon dioxide; and 0.5-2% magnesium stearate, said percentages
based on the total weight of the second layer; and (3) a film coating that covers the first layer and the second layer comprising
polyvinyl alcohol, titanium dioxide, polyethylene glycol, and talc.

US Pat. No. 9,622,335

MAGNETIC FIELD REGENERATOR

Mevion Medical Systems, I...

1. A particle accelerator comprising:
a voltage source to provide a radio frequency (RF) voltage to a cavity to accelerate particles from a plasma column, the cavity
having a magnetic field causing particles accelerated from the plasma column to move orbitally within the cavity;

an extraction channel to receive the particles accelerated from the plasma column and to output the received particles from
the cavity; and

a regenerator to provide a magnetic field bump within the cavity to thereby change successive orbits of the particles accelerated
from the plasma column so that, eventually, particles output to the extraction channel, the regenerator comprising at least
one edge comprising a non-orthogonal intersection of two faces;

wherein the magnetic field is at least 6 Tesla and the magnetic field bump is at most 2 Tesla.

US Pat. No. 9,619,759

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING SPORTS RELATED INFORMATION

Infosys Limited, Bangalo...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having computer-readable program code comprising instructions that executed by
a computer system, cause the computer system to:
a) prompt a player user to input a predefined set of details;
b) receive data from the player user, the received data comprising:
player user performance data comprising the player user's sport related performance and sport related career information;
and

c) process the received data to generate sports related information of the player user using predetermined algorithms, the
generated information accessed by authorized users, the processing comprising:

i) validating the received data by checking consistency and validating the generated information based on one or more business
validation strategies;

ii) registering the player user, subject to prior confirmation of veracity of the player user performance data input by the
player user;

iii) calculating a fitness score for the player user, wherein calculating the fitness score comprises summing a plurality
of ratios between values of fitness parameters and respective assigned acceptable levels of fitness for the fitness parameters,
wherein the fitness parameters comprise one or more selected from the group consisting of concentration level, body flexibility,
team work response, stress and strain, exercise level response, medical examination score, diet food acceptance level, and
stamina level;

iv) providing player user performance data collected from player users to users in response to requesting information of the
player user by the player users, wherein providing the player user performance data comprises displaying the calculated fitness
score for a plurality of events or sports and the player user performance data comprises the calculated fitness score;

v) calculating a recommendation score for one or more player users based on a plurality of factors and respective weights
for the factors by predetermined algorithms, wherein the factors comprise the fitness score;

vi) generating recommendations relating to the one or more player users, wherein a recommendation relating to a specific player
user is based on the player user performance data received from the specific player user; and

vii) accepting selection from the recommendations of the one or more player users.

US Pat. No. 9,615,593

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR THERMAL TREATMENT OF FOODS AND OTHER BIOMATERIALS, AND PRODUCTS OBTAINED THEREBY

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A process for thermally treating a flowable material while passing the flowable material as a continuous stream through
a thermal treatment apparatus, the process comprising:
(a) passing a flowable material continuously through a conduit, wherein at least a portion of the conduit is transparent to
electromagnetic radiation;

(b) heating the flowable material by exposing the at least a portion of the conduit that is transparent to electromagnetic
radiation to a source of electromagnetic radiation; and

(c) mixing the heated flowable material to provide for thermal equalization in at least a portion of the heated flowable material,
wherein the mixing is performed by a mixing device within the conduit, the mixing device comprising a mixing bar capable of
at least one of radial and rotational movement within the conduit.

US Pat. No. 9,622,346

ADHESIVE BODY COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE POLYMER-METAL COMPLEX AND SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME, CONDUCTIVE POLYMER-METAL COMPLEX DISPERSION LIQUID, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND METHOD FOR APPLYING THE SAME, AND ME

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MA...

1. An adhesive body comprising a conductive polymer-metal complex and a plastic substrate, wherein
the conductive polymer-metal complex comprises an organic conductive polymer and metal nanoparticles having a diameter of
5 nm or more and less than 100 nm,

wherein at least a part of the metal nanoparticles is exposed on a surface of the organic conductive polymer;
wherein the complex is adhered to a surface of the plastic substrate comprising narrow holes having a size of 5 nm or more;
and

the complex comprises microparticles having a diameter of 5 nm to 500 nm in the narrow holes on the surface of the plastic
substrate adhering the complex to the surface of the plastic substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,622,342

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A display apparatus comprises:
a display panel having a circular shape comprising a substrate comprising a display region in which a display unit is located,
a non-display region that extends outward from the display region and in which a plurality of pads are located, and a sealing
portion that covers the display unit; and

a circuit board comprising a flexible film and a plurality of terminals on the flexible film that are electrically coupled
to the plurality of pads, wherein

the plurality of pads are spaced from each other along a first direction of the display panel, wherein pad central points
of the plurality of pads are at at least two different locations along the first direction, and wherein the first direction
is an arc corresponding to the circular shape of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,620,292

DIRECT-CURRENT CAPACITOR MODULE AND LAMINATED BUSBAR STRUCTURE THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A direct-current capacitor module, comprising:
a plurality of direct-current capacitors, each of the direct-current capacitors comprising two capacitor binding posts, the
direct-current capacitors being grouped into a first portion and a second portion, the capacitor binding posts of the direct-current
capacitors in the first portion being disposed to face the capacitor binding posts of the direct-current capacitors in the
second portion respectively; and

a laminated busbar structure configured to be electrically connected with the capacitor binding posts of the direct-current
capacitors, the laminated busbar structure having a positive wiring terminal and a negative wiring terminal, the laminated
busbar structure comprising:

a first busbar layer comprising a first sub-busbar electrically connected between at least two direct-current capacitors in
the first portion;

a second busbar layer comprising a second sub-busbar electrically connected between at least two direct-current capacitors
in the second portion; and

an insulation layer disposed between the first busbar layer and the second busbar layer.

US Pat. No. 9,621,971

DATA TRANSPORT IN A VIRTUALIZED DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A system for routing signals in a Distributed Antenna System, the system comprising:
a plurality of local Digital Access Units (DAUs) located at a local location, each of the plurality of local DAUs being coupled
to each other and operable to route signals between the plurality of local DAUs, wherein each of the plurality of local DAUs
includes one or more Base Transceiver Station (BTS) radiofrequency connections, each of the plurality of BTS radiofrequency
connections being operable to be coupled to one of one or more sectors of a BTS; and

a plurality of remote DAUs located at a remote location, wherein the plurality of remote DAUs are coupled to each other and
operable to transport signals between the plurality of remote DAUs, and wherein the plurality of remote DAUs are connected
to the plurality of local DAUs.

US Pat. No. 9,621,210

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a main circuit board, comprising:
a first switch element, capable of coupling a low supply voltage or a high supply voltage to a first bias node according to
a first control signal;

a first inductor, coupled between the first bias node and a first node; and
a first capacitor, coupled between an RF (Radio Frequency) transceiver port and the first node;
a cable having a terminal coupled to the first node; and
an active antenna device having a second node coupled to another terminal of the cable, wherein the active antenna device
comprises:

a second inductor, coupled between the second node and a second bias node;
a second capacitor, coupled between the second node and a third node;
a voltage divider circuit, coupled to the second bias node, and generates a dividing voltage at a fourth node;
a reference voltage generator, coupled to the second bias node, and generates a reference voltage at a fifth node;
a comparator, comparing the dividing voltage with the reference voltage, so as to generate a second control signal; and
an antenna element, selectively coupled to the third node through a transmission path or a reception path according to the
second control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,621,115

AMPLIFIER DEVICES WITH IN-PACKAGE TRANSMISSION LINE COMBINER

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

1. An amplifier comprising:
a device package including an output lead and at least one input lead, the device package encasing:
a first amplifier with a first transistor including a first transistor output;
a second amplifier with a second transistor including a second transistor output; and
a combiner coupled to the first transistor output and the second transistor output, the combiner including a transmission
line having a length configured to provide at least a portion of an impedance inverter between the first transistor output
and the second transistor output, wherein the impedance inverter is configured to compensate for a first transistor parasitic
capacitance and a second transistor parasitic capacitance, and wherein the impedance inverter further includes a first set
of bond wires and a second set of bond wires.

US Pat. No. 9,618,622

OPTICAL OBJECT-DETECTION DEVICE HAVING A MEMS AND MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING SUCH A DETECTION DEVICE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. An optical object sensing device for a motor vehicle, comprising:
an emitter unit for emitting an emission light beam;
a receiver unit for receiving a reception light beam;
an electronic evaluation device for detecting an object external to the vehicle in a vicinity of the motor vehicle as a function
of the reception light beam,

the emitter unit comprising an emitter for generating the emission light beam, a controllable micromirror by means of which
the emission light beam can be panned at least in a first panning direction, and an emission lens arranged behind the micromirror
in the emission beam path,

wherein at least along the first panning direction, the emission lens is configured as a concave-convex lens with a concavely
curved surface, which faces towards the micromirror, and with a convexly curved surface.

US Pat. No. 9,617,170

WATER TREATMENT

Kemira Oyj, Helsinki (FI...

1. A process for treating water comprising organic micropollutants and/or microorganisms comprising:
treating the water using an energy source and adding to the water an additive, wherein the energy source is UV radiation and
the additive comprises performic acid,

wherein the water to be treated is subjected to UV radiation during continuous addition of the additive containing performic
acid to the water and the performic acid is added to the waters to be disinfected and/or subjected to degradation in an amount
of 0.1 to 5 mg/l and intermittent instantaneous shock dosing using performic acid in an amount of 10 to 50 mg/l is performed
and a weekly sum of the shock dosage periods performed is 0.3-30 h.

US Pat. No. 9,622,293

MODULAR RADIO TRANSCEIVER

Imagination Technologies ...

1. A modular radio frequency (RF) transceiver comprising:
a frequency synthesizer module;
at least one transmitter module; and
at least one receiver module,
wherein the frequency synthesizer module is arranged to generate a local oscillator signal, and
wherein each of said modules is arranged adjacently to another of said modules, such that at least one of said at least one
transmitter module and said at least one receiver module is arranged adjacent to the frequency synthesizer module, each of
said at least one transmitter module and said at least one receiver module being arranged to mix at least one respective input
signal with the local oscillator signal, said adjacently arranged modules being electrically connected to each other such
that each of said transmitter and receiver modules receives at least data signals, the local oscillator signal and a power
supply from an adjacent one of said transmitter, receiver, and frequency synthesizer modules.

US Pat. No. 9,621,936

INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

9. A method, comprising:
acquiring log information, wherein the log information identifies content watched or recorded by a user, the content having
attribute values in plural attribute categories;

displaying, using circuitry, the plural attribute categories;
receiving an input to select one of the plural attribute categories;
searching the log information for content having attribute values for the selected attribute category;
displaying the attribute values for the selected attribute category in a descending order of appearance count of each attribute
value found in the log information;

receiving an input to select an attribute value from the displayed attribute values; and
displaying detailed information for recorded and broadcast content having the selected attribute value, wherein the detailed
information includes a list of recorded content and a list of content scheduled to be broadcast.

US Pat. No. 9,621,713

IDENTICAL CONVERSATION DETECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of detecting unauthorized communications between two incarcerated persons, comprising:
monitoring a plurality of communications, each of the monitored communications originated from a communication device;
generating a time-segmented call signal from each of the plurality of monitored communications;
storing in a database the dialed number for each monitored communication, the start time of each monitored communication,
and the duration or end time of each monitored communication;

identifying a first communication and a second communication in the database of monitored communications, where the identified
first and second communications at least partially overlap in time;

generating a first time-segmented call signature for a portion of the first communication that overlaps with the second communication
and further generating a second time-segmented call signature for a portion of the second communication that overlaps with
the first communication;

analyzing the first time-segmented call signature and the second time-segmented call signature to identify identical segment
signature data in an overlapping portion of the first communication and the second communication, wherein the first time-segmented
call signature and the second time-segmented call signature are analyzed using a digital signal processor; and

alerting a prison official when identical segment signature data is identified in the overlapping communications.
US Pat. No. 9,617,306

PEPTIDE INHIBITORS OF CALCIUM OXALATE MONOHYDRATE CRYSTALLIZATION AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON, H...

1. A composition for inhibiting calcium oxalate monohydrate crystal growth comprising:
at least one isolated polypeptide, and
at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier;
wherein the isolated polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of DDDAAAAADDDAAAAADD
(SEQ ID NO: 1), AADAAAAADDAAAADAAA (SEQ ID NO: 2), ADAAADAADAADDAADAA (SEQ ID NO: 3), ADAADDAADAADDAAAAA (SEQ ID NO: 5), ADAAADDDAAADAAADDD
(SEQ ID NO: 6), ADAAADDAAAAAAAADAA (SEQ ID NO: 7), ADAAADDAAADAAAADAA (SEQ ID NO: 8), ADAAADDAAADAAADDAA (SEQ ID NO: 9), ADAADAAADAADDAADAA
(SEQ ID NO: 10), ADAADDAAAAAADAADAA (SEQ ID NO: 11), ADDAADAADAADDAADDA (SEQ ID NO: 12), AAEAAAAAEEAAAAEAAA (SEQ ID NO: 14),
AEAAAEAAEAAEEAAEAA (SEQ ID NO: 15), AEAAAEEAAAEAAAAEAA (SEQ ID NO: 17), AEAAAEEAAAEAAAEEAA (SEQ ID NO: 18), AEAAEAAAEAAEEAAEAA
(SEQ ID NO: 19), AEAAEEAAAAAAEAAEAA (SEQ ID NO: 20), AEEAAEAAEAAEEAAEEA (SEQ ID NO: 21), and AEEAEEAEEAEEAEEAEE (SEQ ID NO:
22), or consists of an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of ADAADAADAADAADAADA (SEQ ID NO: 4), ADADADADADADADADAD
(SEQ ID NO: 13), AEAAEAAEAAEAAEAAEA (SEQ ID NO: 16), AEAEAEAEAEAEAEAEAE (SEQ ID NO: 23), and EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE (SEQ ID NO:
24); and wherein the isolated polypeptide inhibits calcium oxalate monohydrate crystal growth.

US Pat. No. 9,622,277

COORDINATING BACKHAUL LINKS BETWEEN GROUND STATIONS AND AIRBORNE BACKHAUL NETWORK

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A backhaul link assignment system comprising:
a first communication interface operable to receive flight data for a plurality of aerial vehicles in an airborne network;
and

a control system that is configured to:
access a ground-station database that comprises data entries for a plurality of ground stations, wherein each ground station
is configured to provide a backhaul link to the airborne network, and wherein the data entry for each ground station comprises
location information for the ground station;

for at least one of the ground stations, carry out a matching process to select an aerial vehicle for the ground station,
wherein the matching process comprises use of both (a) the location information for the given ground station and (b) at least
some of the flight data for the plurality of aerial vehicles as a basis to select a flight with which the given ground station
should establish a backhaul link to the airborne network; and

generate a link-assignment message that comprises instructions to the at least one ground station to establish a backhaul
link to the airborne network via an aerial vehicle carrying out the selected flight.

US Pat. No. 9,620,322

ARC SUPPRESSOR FOR FUSIBLE ELEMENTS

Mersen USA Newburyport-MA...

14. An arc suppressor fixable to a fusible element, the arc suppressor comprising:
first and second inner members comprised of pre-fabricated plates of pre-cured silicone rubber;
first and second outer members comprised of melamine, wherein
said first inner member is located adjacent to a portion of a first surface of the fusible element and the second inner member
is located adjacent to an opposing portion of a second surface of the fusible element, and

said first outer member is located adjacent to the first inner member and the second outer member is located adjacent to the
second inner member; and

one or more fasteners for fixing the first and second inner members and first and second outer members to the fusible element
to form a laminate with minimal gaps between the adjacent first and second inner members and the first and second outer members
along the portion of the fusible element.

US Pat. No. 9,620,294

WET ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR CONTAINING A RECESSED PLANAR ANODE AND A RESTRAINT

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A wet electrolytic capacitor comprising:
a planar anode having an outer periphery and comprising an anodically oxidized pellet formed from a pressed and sintered powder,
the planar anode having a recessed portion formed in at least one surface;

a cathode that comprises a metal substrate coated with an electrochemically-active material;
a restraint, in direct contact with the anode, that fits within the recessed portion and has a shape that generally corresponds
with a shape of the recessed portion such that the restraint does not extend beyond the outer periphery of the anode; and

a working electrolyte in communication with the planar anode and the cathode.

US Pat. No. 9,620,053

THRESHOLD VOLTAGE SENSING CIRCUIT OF ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A threshold voltage sensing circuit of an OLED display device including an OLED, comprising:
a sampling capacitor configured to sample a threshold voltage of the OLED;
a charge-share capacitor configured to charge-share the voltage sampled in the sampling capacitor;
an amplification unit configured to amplify the threshold voltage outputted from the charge-share capacitor;
a sensing switch coupled between one terminal of the sampling capacitor and a sensing voltage input terminal to which the
threshold voltage is inputted;

a second reference voltage switch coupled between the other terminal of the sampling capacitor and one terminal of a second
reference voltage source for supplying a second reference voltage;

a charge-share switch having one terminal coupled to the one terminal of the sampling capacitor;
a first reference voltage switch having one terminal coupled to the other terminal of the sampling capacitor and the other
terminal commonly coupled to a first reference voltage source for supplying the first reference voltage and the other terminal
of the charge-share capacitor;

a charge-sharing operation switch having one terminal coupled to the one terminal of the charge-share capacitor and the other
terminal coupled to the other terminal of the charge-share switch; and

a comparator configured to compare a variation range of the threshold voltage to a reference value,
wherein when the variation range of the threshold voltage is larger than the reference value, the threshold voltage is stored
in the sampling capacitor and the charge-share capacitor to make the variation range of the threshold voltage smaller than
the reference value, and then transmitted to the amplification unit,

wherein when the variation range of the threshold voltage is smaller than the reference value, the threshold voltage is stored
in the sampling capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,618,915

CONFIGURING A PLURALITY OF SENSOR DEVICES OF A STRUCTURE

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A method of commissioning a set of fixed devices of a structure, comprising:
communicating through a communication channel, by a radio of 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;

stimulating, by the mobile communication device, a sensor of the one or more of the set of fixed devices;
communicating through the communication channel, by each of the one or more of the set of fixed devices, a device identifier
upon the sensor of the one or more of the set of fixed devices having been stimulated by the mobile communication device;
and

placing each of the one or more of the set of fixed devices on a floor plan of the structure based at least in part on proximity
dependent information of the one or more of the set of fixed devices.

US Pat. No. 9,616,872

ABDX-C SERVICE GRADUATING VALVE AND SLIDE VALVE AND SLIDE VALVE DESIGN INCORPORATING ACCELERATED APPLICATION VALVE (AAV) FUNCTIONALITY

Wabtec Holding Corp., Wi...

1. A service valve portion of a brake control valve, the service valve portion comprising:
a body having a first side, a second side, a piston passageway defined therein extending from the top side to the bottom side,
and a plurality of ports for connecting the service valve portion to at least one exhaust port, a brake pipe, at least one
brake cylinder, a local reduction room, an accelerated release reservoir, and an auxiliary reservoir; and

a main piston assembly movably disposed in the piston passageway of the service valve portion, the main piston assembly comprising:
a service graduating valve having a body, the body of the service graduating valve including a first side having a porting
pattern defined therein; and

a service slide valve having a body, the body of the service slide valve including a first side with a graduating valve seat
having a porting pattern defined therein and an opposing second side with a service slide valve face having a porting pattern
defined therein,

wherein the first side of the service graduating valve is configured to movably engage the graduating valve seat of the service
slide valve to establish a variety of porting connections between the service graduating valve and the service slide valve
based on the relative position of the service graduating valve and the service slide valve,

wherein the service valve portion is controlled to perform brake valve functions based at least in part on the relative position
of the service graduating valve and the service slide valve,

wherein the porting pattern of the first side of the service graduating valve includes accelerated application valve exhaust
ports and the porting pattern of the graduating valve seat of the service slide valve includes brake pipe to local reduction
room ports that are configured to cooperate to allow the service valve portion to perform an accelerated application valve
function,

wherein the porting pattern of the first side of the service graduating valve includes an accelerated release reservoir to
auxiliary reservoir bleeder port configured to direct compressed air to move the service graduating valve to discontinue the
accelerated application valve function, and

wherein the porting pattern of the graduating valve seat of the service slide valve includes an accelerated release reservoir
port to the graduating valve seat configured to direct compressed air to the service graduating valve to discontinue the accelerated
application valve function.

US Pat. No. 9,616,578

HANDLING APPARATUS OF MODULAR DESIGN FOR HANDLING PARTS

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

1. A handling apparatus for handling parts, and having at least two gripper modules (17, 18) which are disposed on opposite sides from one another of a vertical axis (Z) extending through a horizontal carrier (16), movable relative to one another and driven by a motor (10, 20) mounted to and directly above the horizontal carrier (16), wherein
the handling apparatus is of modular design and comprises at least one carrier module forming the horizontal carrier (16) and at least two gripper modules (17, 18) as components which are assembled in modular form,

with the gripper modules (17, 18) mounted to and directly underneath the horizontal carrier (16) through a first set of linear guides and shoes (25, 26) respectively affixed to the gripper modules (17, 18) and horizontal carrier (16), to be independently adjustable from one another in both lateral (X) and longitudinal (Y) directions of a plane perpendicular
to the vertical axis (Z) by the motor (10, 20),

gripper arms (19, 22) are respectively mounted upon and underneath each said gripper module (17, 18) through a second set of linear guides and shoes (25, 26) respectively affixed to the gripper arms (19, 22) and respective gripper modules (17,18) to be movable in an axial direction of the respective gripper module (17, 18), and

gripper fingers (21, 23) are situated at an end of each said gripper arm (19, 22) remote from the respective gripper module (17, 18) and arranged to contact and pick up a workpiece (24).

US Pat. No. 9,620,340

CHARGE REMOVAL FROM ELECTRODES IN UNIPOLAR SPUTTERING SYSTEM

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A pulsed DC power supply system comprising:
a first and second rail configured to receive power from a DC power supply and provide a rail voltage;
a charge removal bias circuit coupled to a switching circuit and coupled to the second rail or a voltage-boosting circuit
coupled between the first and second rails, the charge removal bias circuit having at least one output coupled to the switching
circuit and configured to provide a charge removal voltage;

the switching circuit coupled to the first and second rails, and having two outputs for coupling to a plasma load, the switching
circuit arranged between the charge removal bias circuit and the two outputs, the switching configured to provide, at the
two outputs, a voltage that is switched between at least a process voltage derived from the rail voltage and the charge removal
voltage, wherein the process voltage and the charge removal voltage have opposite polarity.

US Pat. No. 9,617,331

METHODS OF REGULATING ANGIOGENESIS BY ADMINISTERING AGENTS WHICH INCREASE APOB-100 POLYPEPTIDE

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. A method of treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically
effective amount of a recombinant apolipoprotein B (ApoB) polypeptide comprising SEQ ID NO: 34 and capable of transcriptionally
upregulating VEGFR1-, thereby treating the cancer.

US Pat. No. 9,621,205

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FREQUENCY ESTIMATION AMBIGUITY REMOVAL OF A BURST SIGNAL

VT IDIRECT, INC., Herndo...

1. A device for estimating a bias in a frequency estimate of a received signal, the received signal including a predetermined
number of pilot-frames, each pilot-frame including a predetermined number of pilot-blocks distributed uniformly over a payload
of a pilot frame, and each pilot-block including a predetermined number of pilot-chips, the device comprising:
circuitry configured to
generate, based on the received signal, a first signal including a number of sample-blocks equal to the predetermined number
of pilot-frames of the received signal, each sample-block including a number of samples equal to the predetermined number
of pilot-chips included in each pilot-block, each sample being computed by averaging a sum of corresponding modulation-removed
pilot-chips of all the pilot-blocks included in the pilot-frame, and wherein the first generated signal is shifted in frequency
from the received signal by a first frequency shift,

generate, based on the first signal, a second signal and a third signal, by shifting a frequency of each of the samples of
the first generated signal by a second frequency shift and a third frequency shift, respectively,

compute for each generated signal, a variance for each sample-block,
calculate for each generated signal, an average variance of the computed sample-block variances, and
determine the bias of the received signal as one of the first frequency shift, the second frequency shift, and the third frequency
shift, corresponding to the generated signal having the smallest calculated average variance.

US Pat. No. 9,621,113

PSEUDO-ENVELOPE FOLLOWING POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A power management system for an RF power amplifier comprising:
a parallel amplifier circuit comprising:
an amplifier in communication with a power amplifier supply voltage; and
a voltage offset loop circuit configured to provide a threshold offset current as a feedback signal; and
a multi-level charge pump buck converter comprising:
a switcher control circuit configured to receive the feedback signal from the voltage offset loop circuit and output a logic
level indication; and

a frequency lock loop (FLL) in communication with the switcher control circuit and receiving the logic level indication.

US Pat. No. 9,620,854

ELECTRONIC HIGH FREQUENCY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a wiring board having one or more layers;
an integrated circuit arranged on the wiring board;
an antenna;
and a signal path,
wherein the integrated circuit is arranged to generate a high frequency signal and to feed it to the signal path, the signal
path is arranged to convey the high frequency signal to the antenna and the antenna is arranged to emit the high frequency
signal into an environment of the electronic device;

wherein the signal path comprises a wave guide that traverses one or more of said layers, and wherein the waveguide has at
least one of: a longitudinal axis which is perpendicular to said layers or a cylindrical inner space.

US Pat. No. 9,620,684

LED LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

CITIZEN ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An LED lighting apparatus comprising:
an aluminum substrate;
a device mounting region formed on said aluminum substrate, wherein said device mounting region includes an adhesive layer,
a reflective layer, and an enhanced reflectivity layer;

an LED device bonded on said device mounting region;
a roughened surface region formed on said aluminum substrate, wherein said roughened surface region is located other than
a region where said device mounting region is formed;

a printed wiring substrate bonded onto said roughened surface region;
a wire for connecting between said printed wiring substrate and said LED device;
a frame member formed so as to surround said LED device; and
a phosphor resin deposited over a region inside said frame member.

US Pat. No. 9,618,555

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT USING CHIRP SIGNAL INJECTION

Huntington Ingalls Incorp...

1. A method of impedance measurement for a three-phase alternating current (AC) system, comprising:
connecting an injection circuit of an impedance measurement unit to the three-phase AC system, the injection circuit comprising
a voltage source inverter configured for drawing power from the three-phase AC system to charge a capacitor and for using
discharged power from the capacitor to inject chirp signals into the three-phase AC system;

injecting by the injection circuit at least one chirp signal into the three-phase AC system;
collecting by a collection circuit of the impedance measurement unit at least one response to the at least one chirp signal;
transferring by an instrumentation platform computer the at least one response from three-phase (abc) coordinates to direct
and quadrature (dq) coordinates; and

calculating by a control circuit at least one impedance of the three-phase AC system based on the at least one response to
the at least one chirp signal.

US Pat. No. 9,616,558

IMPACT TOOL

HITACHI KOKI CO., LTD., ...

1. An impact tool comprising:
a motor;
a hammer connected to an output portion of the motor; and
an anvil to be struck by the hammer in a rotation direction, the hammer striking the anvil in the rotation direction by driving
the motor in pulses,

wherein the anvil is provided in front of the hammer,
wherein the hammer is driven in pulses by the motor, and
wherein a rotation angle of the hammer is substantially proportional to a rotation angle of the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,616,538

INTERLINKING SYSTEM FOR OVERHEAD TRANSFER DEVICES

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

1. An interlinking system for overhead transfer devices having at least two gantries for the transport of at least one of
workpieces (25) and pallets (34) on which workpieces may be located in two opposite directions, and comprising
a horizontally-arranged carrier (2, 3) in each said gantry, said carriers (2, 3) horizontally-spaced from one another and extending along a first common axis,

at least one loading unit (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b) per gantry, each said loading unit arranged to horizontally move back and forth on said respective gantry and composed of
a pair of vertically-extending axles (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b),

a gripper (6a, 6b, 7a, 7b) situated at an end of each said vertically-extending axle (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b) and arranged to be movable along each said respective axle (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b) in a vertical (Z) direction,

two horizontally-extending trays (20, 21), each said horizontally extending tray (20, 21) arranged below and horizontally-offset from said respective carrier (2, 3) and underneath each said respective loading unit (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b), said horizontally-extending trays (20, 21) spaced from each other and extending along a second common axis,

a transfer module (30) arranged for conveying the workpieces (25) or pallets (34) between the respective first and second gantries, extending between said respective first and second gantries along an axis
parallel to the second common axis of said trays (20, 21) and being equipped with

a transport device (35) arranged for receiving one or more workpieces (25) or pallets (34),

a linear guide (31) extending between said spaced trays (20, 21) and on which the transport device (35) is mounted to move in a horizontal (X) direction between the grippers (4a, 5b), and

at least one loading opening (33) through which one or more of said loading units (4a, 4b, 5a, 5b) are vertically downwardly (Z) extendable through the transfer module (30).

US Pat. No. 9,616,067

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING VIRAL INFECTIONS

Hadasit Medical Research ...

1. A method of treating a viral infection or suppressing viral replication comprising the step of administering to a subject
a pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient and a therapeutically effective
amount of a compound having anti-viral activity represented by the structure of formula I:

or a salt or a solvate thereof,
wherein Y represents a group —NR1R2;

wherein R1 and R2 together with the interjacent nitrogen atom represent a non-aromatic heterocyclic group selected from the group consisting
of piperazinyl, morpholinyl, thiomorpholinyl, and morpholinosulphonyl, and

wherein said viral infection or replication is a herpesvirus infection or replication.
US Pat. No. 9,617,352

SULFOALKYL ETHER CYCLODEXTRIN COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF

Cydex Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of preparing a pharmaceutical composition comprising a sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin and an active agent, the
method comprising
combining a sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin starting composition, the active agent, and a liquid carrier to form a solution,
and wherein the sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin starting composition comprises agglomerated particles and has

a bulk density in the range of about 0.38 g/cm3 to about 0.66 g/cm3; and

a tapped density in the range of about 0.49 g/cm3 to about 0.75 g/cm3, wherein the liquid carrier is water.

US Pat. No. 9,621,157

SAMPLING CIRCUIT AND SAMPLING METHOD

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A sampling circuit for sampling an input voltage and generating an output voltage, comprising:
a switch, switching off in a first switching state and switching on to make the output voltage equal to the input voltage
in a second switching state, wherein the switch has a control terminal;

a capacitor, coupled to the switch;
a first switch group, coupled to the capacitor;
a second switch group, coupled to the capacitor;
an operational amplifier, having an inverting input, a non-inverting input and an output, wherein the non-inverting input
is coupled to the ground;

a first resistor having one terminal coupled to the inverting input and another terminal receiving the input voltage;
a second resistor having one terminal coupled to the inverting input and another terminal coupled to the output of the operational
amplifier; and

an inverter having an input coupled to the output of the operational amplifier and an output coupled to the capacitor;
wherein, the resistance of the first resistor is equal or close to the resistance of the second resistor so that a voltage
at the output of the inverter is substantially equal or close to the input voltage, and in the first switching state when
the first switch group switches on and the second switch group switches off, the capacitor is charged to generate a voltage
difference across the two terminals thereof, and in the second switching state when the first switch group switches off and
the second switch group switches on, the output of the inverter is directly connected to the capacitor and the input voltage
is coupled to the control terminal of the switch through the operational amplifier, the first resistor, the second resistor,
the inverter, and the capacitor so that a voltage at the control terminal is substantially equal or close to the input voltage
plus the voltage difference across the capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,619,467

PERSONALIZATION ENGINE FOR BUILDING A DYNAMIC CLASSIFICATION DICTIONARY

CBS INTERACTIVE INC., Sa...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more computing devices for building a dynamic classification dictionary,
the method comprising:
extracting, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, one or more terms from information that characterizes a
document;

applying, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a first pattern matching rule to the one or more terms to
identify one or more taxonomic nouns in the one or more terms, the first pattern matching rule including comparing sequences
of consecutive words in the document with known terms and, if a match exists, merging matching consecutive words into a multi-word
term and, if a match does not exist, assigning a single word term as the one or more taxonomic nouns;

applying, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a second pattern matching rule to the one or more terms to
determine at least one of a part-of-speech and a noun type associated with at least one taxonomic noun of the one or more
taxonomic nouns, the second pattern matching rule being different from the first pattern matching rule; and

building, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a dynamic classification dictionary based on the one or more
taxonomic nouns and at least one of the part-of-speech and noun type associated with the at least one taxonomic noun.

US Pat. No. 9,619,296

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A HYBRID COMPUTE ENVIRONMENT

III Holdings 12, LLC, Wi...

1. A compute environment having a plurality of compute nodes, the compute environment comprising:
a first compute node using a first operating system installed directly over hardware of the first compute node, the first
operating system being associated with a first resource manager;

a second compute node using a second operating system installed directly over hardware of the second compute node, the second
compute node being of a same type as the first compute node, the second operating system being associated with a second resource
manager;

a first module configured to periodically perform an analysis of the plurality of compute nodes to determine how well the
plurality of compute nodes complies with an established policy which defines a desired first number of compute nodes out of
the plurality of compute nodes running the first operating system and a desired second number of compute nodes out of the
plurality of compute nodes running the second operating system; and

a second module configured to control a processor, based on the analysis, to provision the first compute node of the plurality
of compute nodes to change the first compute node from the first operating system to the second operating system.

US Pat. No. 9,618,468

METHOD FOR MEASURING ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY AND ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY MEASURING SYSTEM USING THE SAME

KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEA...

1. A method for measuring electrical conductivity comprising:
obtaining a cell constant of a conductance cell using a conductivity standard solution;
pouring a solution desired to be measured in the conductance cell, and applying predetermined direct current (DC) voltages
to electrodes, disposed in the conductance cell, in a manner of changing the predetermined DC voltages in stages at each preset
time (t);

obtaining resistance of the solution, as a slope, from a linear relationship between the voltage and a peak current, the peak
current being measured for each voltage; and

calculating electrical conductivity of the solution using the cell constant and the resistance of the solution.

US Pat. No. 9,617,291

TETRADENTATE AND OCTAHEDRAL METAL COMPLEXES CONTAINING NAPHTHYRIDINOCARBAZOLE AND ITS ANALOGUES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A complex of Formula BI, Formula BII, Formula BIII, or Formula BIV:

wherein:
Ar is substituted or unsubstituted aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, carbene, or N-heterocyclic carbene,
each of A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, and A6 is independently a single bond, CR1R2, C?O, SiR1R2, GeR1R2, NR3, PR3, R3P?O, AsR3, R3As?O, O, S, S?O, SO2, Se, Se?O, SeO2, BR3, R3Bi?O, or BiR3,

each of X1, X2, and X3 is independently CR1, SiR1, GeR1, N, P, P?O, As, As?O, B, R3Bi?O or Bi,

m=1, n=2 or m=2, n=1,
each of Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, and Ri is independently present or absent, and if present each of Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, and Ri is independently a mono-, di-, or tri-substitution as valency permits, and each of Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, and Ri is independently deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfinyl, mercapto, sulfo, carboxyl,
hydrazino; substituted or unsubstituted: aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl,
amino, monoalkylamino, dialkylamino, monoarylamino, diarylamino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, alkoxycarbonyl,
acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, ureido, phosphoramide,
silyl, polymeric; or any conjugate or combination thereof, and

each of R1, R2 and R3 is independently hydrogen, deuterium, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfinyl, mercapto, sulfo,
carboxyl, hydrazino; substituted or unsubstituted: aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl,
alkynyl, amino, monoalkylamino, dialkylamino, monoarylamino, diarylamino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, alkoxycarbonyl,
acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, ureido, phosphoramide,
silyl, polymeric; or any conjugate or combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,617,554

BRASSICA OLERACEA PLANTS WITH IMPROVED NUTRITIONAL VALUE

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A Brassica oleracea plant comprising a chromosomal segment that comprises a Myb28 allele from Brassica villosa and lacking an ELONG allele from Brassica villosa genetically linked to said Myb28 allele, wherein the segment confers elevated glucosinolates relative to a Brassica oleracea plant lacking the Myb28 allele, wherein a sample of seed comprising the chromosomal segment was deposited under ATCC Accession
Number PTA-13165.
US Pat. No. 9,617,317

ENDOPLASMIC RETICULUM LOCALIZATION SIGNALS

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. An isolated polynucleotide comprising a sequence encoding a polypeptide localization signal comprising:
(a) an amino acid sequence at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 42;
(b) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 72; and
(c) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:75.

US Pat. No. 9,622,148

DAS INTEGRATED DIGITAL OFF-AIR REPEATER

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A distributed antenna system, comprising:
a repeater operable to exchange radiofrequency signals over the air with at least one remotely located Base Transceiver Station
(BTS), wherein the repeater is configured to convert between analog signals and digital signals;

a Digital Access Unit (DAU) communicatively coupled with the repeater, wherein the DAU is operable to exchange digital signals
with the repeater;

a plurality of Digital Remote Units (DRUs), each located at different locations than the repeater, wherein each DRU from the
plurality of DRUs is communicatively coupled with the DAU and is operable to exchange digital signals with the DAU;

wherein the DAU is operable to route communications between the repeater and at least one DRU from the plurality of DRUs.

US Pat. No. 9,621,718

MANAGING COMMUNICATION SERVICES FOR ENABLING A DISTRIBUTED USER PRESENCE

HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD., C...

1. A method for enabling use of a plurality of applications across a plurality of devices by a user, the method comprising:
checking for a communication state performed by a user, by a communication coordination module, on the user starting to use
a device, wherein said device is a current device used by the user;

applying at least one of a supplementary rule, by the communication coordination module, in context to said communication
state based on the capabilities common between said current device and a previous device;

fetching a data structure of said previous device used by the user, by the communication coordination module, wherein said
data structure comprises at least one of a user information, a user presence information and a device context, wherein said
supplementary rule associated with said user information in said data structure further comprises:

creating a holistic rule set for all supplementary rules on all devices of the user by the communication coordination module;
and

prioritizing rules by the communication coordination module in the holistic rule set based on at least one pre-configured
criteria set by the user, on the communication coordination module detecting a coexistence of at least one rule in the rule
set,

applying the fetched data structure to the device by the communication coordination module; and
sending an indication by the device to the communication coordination module, on the application of said supplementary rule
being completed.

US Pat. No. 9,621,073

1MHZ SCALABLE CASCADED Z-SOURCE INVERTER USING GALLIUM NITRIDE (GAN) DEVICE

The Florida State Univers...

1. A Z-source inverter network comprising:
a plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules, each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules comprising;
an energy source having a nominal DC voltage;
a Z-source network coupled to the energy source;
an H-bridge inverter coupled to the Z-source network;
an input diode or a synchronous rectifier coupled to be between the energy source and the Z-source network;
a control system coupled to each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules, the control system comprising;
a maximum power point tracking (MPPT) control block to receive a voltage signal and a current signal from the energy source
of each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules and the MPPT control block to generate an output voltage reference
for the energy source of each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules;

an energy source voltage control block to receive the output voltage reference for the energy source of each of the plurality
of cascaded Z-source inverter modules from the MPPT control block and the energy source voltage control block to generate
a voltage control signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules, wherein the voltage control signal
is used to control the shoot through duty ratio of each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules to achieve
voltage boost at each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules;

a system control to generate and distribute a voltage modulation signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter
modules; and

a PWM signal generation block to receive the distributed voltage modulation signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source
inverter modules from the system control and the voltage control signal for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter
modules from the energy source control block and to generate a final PWM signal with active state, traditional state and shoot-through
state for each of the plurality of cascaded Z-source inverter modules.

US Pat. No. 9,620,625

MANUFACTURING A SUBMICRON STRUCTURE USING A LIQUID PRECURSOR

TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITEIT D...

1. A method for manufacturing a submicron semiconductor structure comprising:
forming at least one template layer over a support substrate;
forming one or more template structures comprising one or more recesses and/or mesas in said template layer, said one or more
template structures comprising one or more edges in said template layer;

coating at least part of said one or more template structures with a liquid semiconductor precursor; and,
annealing and/or exposing said liquid semiconductor precursor coated template structures to light, wherein during said annealing
and/or light exposure a part of said liquid semiconductor precursor accumulates by capillary forces against at least part
of said one or more edges, said annealing and/or light exposure transforming said accumulated liquid semiconductor precursor
into one or more submicron semiconductor structures extending along at least part of said one or more edges.

US Pat. No. 9,618,164

ADAPTER FOR RETROFITTING LED LAMPS, METHOD OF USE, AND LIGHTING FIXTURE WITH RETROFIT ADAPTER

Universal Lighting Techno...

20. A lighting fixture for retrofitting a light emitting diode (LED) lamp, the lighting fixture comprising:
a fixture body having opposing ends;
a plurality of sockets having distal and proximal sides, the plurality of sockets being attached at the opposing ends of the
fixture body, the plurality of sockets being configured to receive an LED lamp and to form electrical and mechanical connections
with the LED lamp;

at least one adapter, the at least one adapter comprising
a pin plate having distal and proximal sides, the pin plate comprising at least one pin extending outwardly from the distal
side of the pin plate; and

a retaining ring comprising a base, at least one arm, and at least one projecting member, each of the base, the at least one
arm, and the at least one projecting member having an inward and an outward surface, wherein

the at least one pin is configured to restrict movement of the at least one adapter when the at least one adapter is rotated
to a restraining position,

the at least one arm extends outwardly from the inward surface of the base, and
the at least one projecting member extends from the inward surface of the at least one arm and is configured to cause the
inward surface of the at least one projecting member to face the inward surface of the base, wherein the at least one projecting
member is configured to restrict movement of the at least one adapter in a direction corresponding to an axis of rotation
of the at least one adapter.

US Pat. No. 9,621,844

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING A VIDEO ASPECT-RATIO FRAME ATTRIBUTE

Tribune Broadcasting Comp...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a frame of video;
defining a region of the received frame, wherein the region is associated with a plurality of pixels of the received frame;
using a plurality of luma values associated with the plurality of pixels as a basis to identify the received frame as having
a particular video aspect-ratio attribute; and

modifying a display setting of a display device based on identifying the received frame as having the particular video aspect-ratio
attribute.

US Pat. No. 9,621,266

TECHNIQUES FOR RASTER LINE ALIGNMENT IN LIGHT-BASED COMMUNICATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

6. A light-based communication method comprising:
assessing alignment of a raster line of an image capture device relative to at least one solid-state luminaire transmitting
a pulsing light signal encoded with data; and

in response to misalignment between the raster line of the image capture device and the at least one solid-state luminaire,
providing instruction to align the raster line of the image capture device with the at least one solid-state luminaire, wherein
the instruction comprises at least one of:

a control signal that causes automatic reorientation of the image capture device to align the raster line thereof with the
at least one solid-state luminaire;

a control signal that causes automatic adjustment of a raster setup of the image capture device to align the raster line thereof
with the at least one solid-state luminaire;

visual feedback presented by a display to guide a user to reorient the image capture device to manually align the raster line
thereof with the at least one solid-state luminaire; and

aural feedback presented by a speaker to guide a user to reorient the image capture device to manually align the raster line
thereof with the at least one solid-state luminaire.

US Pat. No. 9,620,316

CIRCUIT-BREAKER POLE PART WITH A FLEXIBLE CONDUCTOR FOR CONNECTING A MOVABLE ELECTRICAL CONTACT

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A pole part of a circuit-breaker arrangement, comprising:
an insulation housing for accommodating a vacuum interrupter having a pair of corresponding electrical switching contacts,
wherein a fixed upper electrical contact is connected to an upper electrical terminal molded or assembled in the insulation
housing and a movable lower electrical contact is connected to an electrical contact element of the insulation housing via
a flexible conductor including a first end for attaching the flexible conductor to the insulation housing and a second end
for attaching the flexible conductor to the movable lower electrical contact, wherein the second end of the flexible conductor
has an inside thread which is screwed to an outside thread arranged on a distal end of the movable lower electrical contact,
and wherein on the distal end the movable lower electrical contact has an inside thread that receives a threaded stud; and

a screw-nut for securing the flexible conductor on the movable lower electrical contact, wherein the screw nut is screwed
on the thread of the threaded stud and is arranged between the distal end of the movable lower electrical contact and a pushrod,
the pushrod being axially attached to the movable lower electrical contact via the threaded stud which is screwed in the inside
thread of the movable lower electrical contact.

US Pat. No. 9,619,630

MOBILE TOKEN DRIVEN SOFTWARE LICENSING

FLEXERA SOFTWARE LLC, It...

1. A method for operating customer relationship management (“CRM”) software to direct execution of installed software on an
electronic device based on a multi-factor authentication scheme, comprising:
at least partially restricting operation of the installed software on the electronic device to a first state of operation;
expanding operation of the installed software on the electronic device to a second state of operation in response to at least
satisfaction of a first condition and a second condition, the second state of operation having more features that the first
state of operation, wherein

the first condition is satisfied by a determination that the electronic device is presently located within a first predefined
spatial region; and

the second condition is satisfied by:
receiving an identification number by the CRM software from a token, the token having a wireless communicative connection
to the electronic device;

delivering the identification number by the CRM software to an external server; and
receiving verification of authenticity of the identification number by the CRM software from the external server;
evaluating whether the first condition and the second condition are met on a periodic interval; and
restoring restrictions to operation of the installed software to the first state of operation in response to an evaluation
that either the first condition and/or the second condition are no longer satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,617,816

FRACTURING BALL RETRIEVAL DEVICE AND METHOD

BAKKEN BALL RETRIEVAL, LL...

1. A wellbore retrieval tool for retrieving an object in a wellbore casing, comprising a tool body configured to be inserted
into and transported along said wellbore casing; said tool sized and configured to trap and hold said object to be retrieved
within said tool;
wherein,
when said object is retrieved from said wellbore casing, said tool is transported into said wellbore casing to a location
proximal to said object such that said object is drawn by well flow back into a trap in said tool body for retrieval.

US Pat. No. 9,617,702

PILE WITH SOUND ABATEMENT

University of Washington ...

18. A method for driving a pile comprising the steps of:
assembling a pile driving shoe, an outer tube, and an inner member to define a pile assembly having an annular channel defined
between the outer tube and the inner member, wherein at least one of the outer tube and the inner member are configured to
be removable from the pile driving shoe after the pile assembly is installed;

providing an elastomeric seal near a lower end of the annular channel that is configured to seal the lower end of the annular
channel, wherein the elastomeric seal is fixed to the inner member;

positioning the pile assembly at a desired location for installation;
installing the pile assembly with a pile driver by driving the inner member such that the pile driving shoe pulls the outer
tube into place; and

removing one of the outer tube and the inner member.

US Pat. No. 9,617,196

CATALYST FOR METHANATION OF CARBON OXIDES, PREPARATION METHOD OF THE CATALYST AND PROCESS FOR THE METHANATION

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. A catalyst for methanation reaction producing methane by hydrogenating carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide or a mixed gas containing
at least one of them as the main components, consisting of, based on the metals in the elemental state:
A) Zr for providing tetragonal zirconia supporter: 18-70 atomic %,
B) one or more of tetragonal zirconia-stabilizing element selected from the group consisting of Y, La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Gd,
Dy, Ca and Mg (in case of two or more are used, in total): 1-20 atomic %, and

C) at least one of the iron group elements being supported on the tetragonal zirconia supporter and acting as the active site:
25-80 atomic %;

wherein the catalyst is made by mixing aqueous zirconia sol, aqueous solution of the stabilizing element or elements, and
aqueous solution of the iron group element or elements in a ratio such that the atomic % requirements for Zr, the zicronia-stabilizing
element, and the iron group element are satisfied; concentrating the mixture to dry and calcining; and then subjecting to
reducing treatment to form the catalyst;

wherein the stabilizing element or elements and a portion of the iron group element or elements are incorporated in the tetragonal
zirconia supporter; and

wherein the iron group element or elements not incorporated in the supporter are supported on the supporter in the metallic
state.

US Pat. No. 9,615,742

EYE IMAGING IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head-worn computer with an eye-imaging system, comprising:
a camera system positioned in a head-worn computer, wherein the camera system is further positioned to capture eye-image light
that originates as reflections from an eye of a user, wherein the camera system is further positioned to capture the eye-image
light as a reflection from a partially reflective surface that is positioned in front of an image display in the head-worn
computer, wherein image light, from the image display, is transmitted through the partially reflective surface; and

a processor adapted to detect when the head-worn computer is mounted on a user's head,
wherein the processor is further adapted to cause the camera system to capture the eye-image light after the processor identifies
that the head-worn computer has been mounted on the user's head, and

wherein the processor is further adapted to cause a comparison of the captured eye-image light with a pre-stored eye image
of a known user of the head-worn computer, and

wherein, in the event the comparison confirms the identity of the known user, the user is granted permission to view content
to be presented in a display of the head-worn computer.

US Pat. No. 9,615,533

SPINACH HYBRID SV1846VC AND PARENTS THEREOF

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A spinach plant comprising at least a first set of the chromosomes of spinach line SSBS011-1166M, a sample of seed of said
line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-120474.

US Pat. No. 9,620,445

CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A chip package structure comprising:
a chip;
a circuit layer disposed on a surface of the chip, wherein the circuit layer comprises a plurality of bumps and a plurality
of passive element electrodes, and the bumps and the passive element electrodes have the same material, and the passive element
electrodes are electrically connected with part of the bumps;

a passive element material disposed between the passive element electrodes, so that the passive element electrodes and the
passive element material form a passive element located on the surface of the chip; and

a substrate, wherein the chip is disposed on the substrate and faces the substrate by the surface, so that the chip and the
passive element are electrically connected to the substrate through the bumps, and the passive element and the bumps are disposed
between the chip and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,618,821

OPTICAL MODULATOR

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. An optical modulator comprising:
an optical splitter comprising:
an input port for receiving light;
first to fourth output ports for outputting light; and
a multimode interference optical splitter downstream of the input port for splitting the light received at the input port;
first and second Mach-Zehnder interferometers, each comprising:
first and second waveguides each optically coupled to a different one of the first to fourth output ports;
a Mach-Zehnder combiner comprising:
first and second ingress ports optically coupled to the first and second waveguides, respectively; and
a first egress port; and
a first phase shifter operationally coupled to the first waveguide, for modulating optical phase of light propagating in the
first waveguide; and

a first optical combiner comprising:
first and second inlet ports each optically coupled to a different one of the first egress ports of the Mach-Zehnder combiners
of the first and second Mach-Zehnder interferometers; and

a first outlet port for outputting the light modulated by the first phase shifters of the first and second Mach-Zehnder interferometers,
wherein

each Mach-Zehnder combiner, of the first and second Mach-Zehnder interferometers, comprises a multimode interference coupler
comprising the first ingress port, the second ingress port, the first egress port, and a second egress port.

US Pat. No. 9,618,165

LED LAMP WITH UNIFORM OMNIDIRECTIONAL LIGHT INTENSITY OUTPUT

GE Lighting Solutions LLC...

1. A light emitting apparatus comprising:
a ring-shaped LED-based light source;
a base including a base connector;
a heatsink on which the ring-shaped LED-based light source is disposed on a first end and on which the base is disposed on
a second end, said heatsink arranged to dissipate heat generated by the ring-shaped LED-based light source, wherein the heat
sink comprises a hollow chimney;

a toroidal diffuser generating a light intensity distribution output responsive to illumination inside the diffuser; and
the LED-based light source, the diffuser, the heatsink and the base being secured together as a unitary LED lamp installable
in a lighting socket by connecting the base connector with the lighting socket; and

the base being operatively connected with the LED-based light source in the unitary LED lamp to electrically power the LED-based
light source using electrical power received at the base connector.

US Pat. No. 9,617,761

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. Motor vehicle door lock, having a locking mechanism comprising a catch and at least one pawl, as well as a drive for acting
on the locking mechanism, and a blocking element interacting with the pawl with at least one pawl arm, holding the pawl in
a detent position, and a stopping arm on the blocking element, acting as a stop for the drive, wherein the blocking element
is arranged on an edge which is averted from the catch and also so as to laterally overlap the pawl, and wherein the pawl
arm of the blocking element, in its position releasing the pawl, rests against a spring extension of the pawl.

US Pat. No. 9,616,149

LIQUID PRESENCE DETECTING DEVICE FUNCTIONING ALSO AS POWER SUPPLY, AND AIR IMPROVING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A liquid presence detecting device functioning also as a power supply, said device including a magnesium-air battery and
an electrical load that consumes power generated by the magnesium-air battery, wherein the magnesium-air battery comprises
an anode, a cathode, a liquid holder that is placed between the anode and cathode, and a liquid absorber that extends from
the liquid holder to a detection point where a presence of a liquid is to be detected, and, when the liquid exists at the
detection point, the liquid absorber is soaked with the liquid, and the liquid is held as an electrolyte solution in the liquid
holder, whereby the magnesium-air battery is caused to operate.
US Pat. No. 9,616,078

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

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of delivering zoledronic acid to the blood of a human being comprising: orally administering zoledronic acid in
the disodium salt form to a human being in need of treatment with zoledronic acid; wherein the human being is instructed not
to eat or drink for at least 1 hour before and at least 1 hour after the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is administered,
wherein the zoledronic acid in the disodium salt form is administered in a manner that results in an oral bioavailability
of zoledronic acid in the human being of 0.5% to about 4%.

US Pat. No. 9,621,485

SHARED INTERFACE CIRCUIT

Wistron Neweb Corp., Hsi...

1. A shared interface circuit, comprising:
a shared socket, having a slot, a reference terminal, a control terminal, a signal receiving terminal and a signal outputting
terminal;

a multiplexer, having a first input terminal, a second input terminal and a third input terminal, wherein the first input
terminal is arranged to be selectively coupled to a first-interface pin of a processor according to a control signal, the
second input terminal is arranged to be selectively coupled to a second-interface transfer pin of the processor according
to the control signal, and the third input terminal is arranged to be selectively coupled to a second-interface receive pin
and the first-interface pin of the processor according to the control signal;

a level shifter circuit, arranged to convert signals on the second input terminal of the multiplexer from a first voltage
level to a second voltage level and convert signals on the signal receiving terminal of the shared socket from the second
voltage level to the first voltage level, wherein the level shifter circuit is further arranged to selectively transmit the
converted signals on the control terminal input terminal of the multiplexer to the signal outputting terminal of the shared
socket according to the control signal, and selectively transmit the converted signals on the signal receiving terminal of
the shared socket to the third input terminal of the multiplexer according to the control signal;

a power supply circuit arranged to selectively couple a first power source to the signal outputting terminal according to
the control signal; and

a switch circuit, arranged to selectively couple the signal receiving terminal of the shared socket to the third input terminal
of the multiplexer according to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,621,204

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR BURST SIGNAL DETECTION

VT IDIRECT, INC., Herndo...

1. A device for detecting a burst signal, the device comprising:
circuitry configured to
concatenate a predetermined number of samples and transmit the concatenated samples at a predetermined transmit rate to a
first memory tap of a predetermined number of memory taps, each memory tap being programmable to delay each sample by an amount
based on a length of a pilot-block of the burst signal and a length of a payload of the burst signal,

compute, for each memory tap of the predetermined number of memory taps a corresponding partial correlation, the partial correlation
for each memory tap including multiplying each of the concatenated samples with a corresponding pilot symbol included in a
pilot block associated with a memory tap, the samples being transferred from the first memory tap to a subsequent memory tap
after a time delay,

compute for each memory tap, a sum of the partial correlations corresponding to every sample of the burst signal,
normalize, for each memory tap, the computed sum of the partial correlations,
multiplex, the normalized partial correlations of the memory taps to a predetermined number of multipliers, each multiplier
calculating a complex conjugate multiplication of a pair of neighboring samples, and

determine a peak of the burst signal by computing a summation of the complex multiplications of each multiplier, the determined
peak corresponding to a start of the burst signal.

US Pat. No. 9,620,019

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FACILITATING VEHICLE LANE CHANGE

Denso International Ameri...

1. A method for informing a driver of a subject vehicle that the subject vehicle and a secondary vehicle may be entering a
target lane between the subject vehicle and the secondary vehicle from opposite sides of the target lane, the method comprising:
identifying a location of the subject vehicle relative to the secondary vehicle using a sensor when the subject vehicle and
the secondary vehicle are on opposite sides of the target lane, and when at least one of the subject vehicle and the secondary
vehicle is moving into the target lane;

alerting the driver of the subject vehicle of the secondary vehicle using a controller when the subject vehicle and the secondary
vehicle are on opposite sides of the target lane, and when a gap between the subject vehicle and the secondary vehicle is
decreasing; and

alerting the driver of the subject vehicle that a turn signal of the secondary vehicle has been activated, the turn signal
indicating an intent of the secondary vehicle to enter the target lane.

US Pat. No. 9,618,909

SAFETY ASSURANCE OF MULTIPLE REDUNDANT SYSTEMS

Thales Canada Inc, Toron...

1. A safety assurance system for multiple redundant safety units, the system comprising:
a unit active line (UAL);
a safety verification line (SVL); and
a plurality of safety units, wherein each safety unit is configured to:
control an associated vital supervision card (VSC), wherein the associated VSC is configured to energize and de-energize an
associated vital power bus through a switchable connection;

control a switchable connection between the associated vital control bus and the UAL;
control a switchable connection between the associated vital control bus and the SVL;
determine a status of the UAL;
and further wherein each safety unit is configured to:
control a switchable connection between the associated vital power bus and a terminal of an associated test load;
control a switchable connection between the terminal of the associated test load and an input to an associated load verification
unit; and

control a switchable connection between the input to the associated load verification unit and the SVL.

US Pat. No. 9,616,819

DITCH RAIL STOWABLE ARTICLE CARRIER SYSTEM AND METHOD

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A vehicle article carrier for use on a vehicle having a roof, where the roof has a pair of parallel extending ditch rails
forming elongated recesses in the roof, the vehicle article carrier comprising:
a pair of tracks configured to rest within the ditch rails and fixedly secured within the ditch rails;
a pair of cross bars, each said cross bar being removably securable to an associated one of the tracks, each said cross bar
further being configured with a cross sectional shape to rest at least partially within an associated one of the ditch rails
when placed in a stowed configuration; and

each said cross bar further being securable to the tracks so as to extend perpendicularly between the tracks and above the
roof when placed in an operative position, and each said cross bar including:

a central portion;
a pair of pivotally mounted end supports at opposing ends of the central portion;
a locking element manually engageable with fingers of a hand;
each one of said pivotally mounted end supports further including an opening through which a portion of the locking element
projects, the opening defining:

a first portion, which when the locking element is positioned in the first portion orientates the locking member in position
to be affixed to hold the end support in a position non-parallel to the track, to enable its associated cross bar to be supported
above the roof in the operative position while being secured to the track; and

a second portion, which when the locking element is positioned in the second portion orientates the locking member in position
to be affixed to hold the end support in a position generally parallel to the track, to enable its associated said cross bar
to be supported partially within the ditch rail, and secured to the track, in the stowed configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,621,049

FEEDBACK DEVICE FOR A POWER SUPPLY

Emerson Network Power, En...

1. A power supply, comprising:
a main output branch;
an auxiliary output branch;
a main feedback circuit coupled to the main output branch, the main feedback circuit including a first resistor and a second
resistor connected in series between the main output branch and a feedback control circuit; and

an auxiliary feedback circuit coupled to the auxiliary output branch, the auxiliary feedback circuit including a diode and
a capacitor, the diode coupled between the auxiliary output branch and a first node defined between the first resistor and
the second resistor of the main feedback circuit, the capacitor coupled in parallel with the diode or coupled in series between
the anode of the diode and the first node of the main feedback circuit;

wherein the main feedback circuit is adapted to sample a voltage on the main output branch, and output a main feedback voltage
to the feedback control circuit;

wherein the auxiliary feedback circuit is adapted to reduce the main feedback voltage when a voltage on the auxiliary output
branch drops below the voltage at the main output branch; and

wherein the feedback control circuit is adapted to control the power supply to increase its power output when the main feedback
voltage is reduced by the auxiliary feedback circuit, so that the voltage on the auxiliary output branch is increased.

US Pat. No. 9,619,213

MOBILE MEDICAL APPLICATIONS WITH SEPARATED COMMUNICATION AND DEVELOPMENT ENVIRONMENT FOR THE SAME

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method of developing mobile medical software applications including a first mobile medical software application and a
data manager software application, the method comprising:
receiving, by a code development system, specification information defining operational characteristics of the first mobile
medical software application, the specification information including an identification of at least one external device;

automatically selecting, by the code development system based at least in part on the received specification information,
portions of previously written software code stored on a non-transitory computer-readable memory of the code development system;

automatically generating, by the code development system, the data manager software application by arranging the selected
portions of previously written software code based on the received specification information; and

generating the first mobile medical software application,
wherein the automatically generated data manager software application is configured to communicate with the first mobile medical
software application and with the at least one external devices based on the received specification information, and

wherein the generated first mobile medical software application is configured to communicate with the at least one external
device only through the data manager software application.

US Pat. No. 9,618,950

VOLTAGE CONTROL SYSTEM

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A voltage control system for medium voltage applications, comprising:
a booster-transformer and a feeder-transformer, each of the booster-transformer and the feeder-transformer having a respective
primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the secondary winding of the feeder-transformer is electrically connected
with the primary winding of the booster-transformer by an intermediate circuit, wherein at least one of the transformer windings
in the intermediate circuit comprises at least two taps, from which one can be selected as an active tap, and wherein electrically
adjacent taps are assigned to different groups;

one or more contactor switches which are associated with each of the taps which are selectively switchable into the intermediate
circuit , wherein not more than one contactor switch of a group is switchable at the same time;

one or more commutation resistors connected in series with the taps of each group; and
a connector configured to connect the secondary winding of the booster transformer with an electrical energy supply network
such that the secondary winding of the booster transformer is connected in series with a transmission line having a voltage
that is to be controlled.

US Pat. No. 9,617,868

GAS TURBINE ENGINE VARIABLE GEOMETRY FLOW COMPONENT

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a gas turbine engine component having a plurality of fixed airfoil members distributed circumferentially about a reference
axis;

at least one movable airfoil extension structured for use in a flow path of a gas turbine engine and positioned intermediate
a first one of the plurality of fixed airfoil members and a second one of the plurality of fixed airfoil members, the at least
one movable airfoil extension configured to be moved between a first operating position adjacent the first one of the plurality
of fixed airfoil members and a second operating position adjacent the second fixed airfoil member, wherein at transition positions
intermediate the first operating position and the second operating position the at least one movable airfoil extension is
free of interfacing contact with the first and second one of the plurality of airfoil members; and

wherein movement of the at least one movable airfoil extension between the first operating position and the second operating
position alters a flow path characteristic of both the first one of the plurality of fixed airfoil members and the second
one of the plurality of fixed airfoil members;

wherein the flow path characteristic is at least one of inlet incidence, exit swirl, effective throat area, and camber;
wherein the at least one movable airfoil extension is a leading edge addition, which further includes another airfoil extension
located at a trailing edge, and wherein the plurality of fixed airfoil members includes cooling apertures that are exposed
in the first operating position and covered in the second operating position.

US Pat. No. 9,617,775

BALL-AND-SOCKET JOINT AS ENGAGEMENT POINT FOR A DRIVING ELEMENT OF A LOCKING SYSTEM

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A ball-and-socket joint as an engagement point for a drive element, comprising a ball head and a socket having an inner
surface defining a bearing opening, in which the ball head contains a pin for restricting pivoting movement of the ball head
in the bearing opening, in which the ball head and the pin are arranged at least partially in the bearing opening, and at
least one damping element having a first end adjacent the pin and a second end distally opposite from the first end, wherein
the first end extends past the inner surface and out of the bearing opening, and the second end is enclosed by the inner surface
defining the bearing opening in such a way that during pivoting of the ball head, contact of the pin with the socket is prevented.

US Pat. No. 9,617,285

1-HYDROXY-BENZOOXABOROLES AS ANTIPARASITIC AGENTS

ELI LILLY AND COMPANY, I...

12. A formulation comprising a compound of claim 1, or salt thereof, and at least one acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,616,847

ON/OFF DETECTING BUCKLE SWITCH

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A buckle switch comprising:
a case defined by a housing;
a substrate fixing support provided in each of a lateral inner side face of the case, and a longitudinal inner side face of
the case;

a slider insertion port provided in an upper face of the case;
a support portion provided in the longitudinal inner side face of the case;
a first fixed terminal folded stepwise in a longitudinal direction of a strip shape to circumvent the substrate fixing support,
having one end provided with a notched portion and the other end fixed to the lateral inner side face of the case;

fixed bent portions comprising tip ends of the notched portion, having a hook shape;
a first movable terminal in a strip shape having one area fixed to the support portion;
a bent portion on one end of the first movable terminal, having a hook shape and making contact with the fixed bent portions;
a slider provided with a terminal press portion that projects inside the case penetrating through the slider insertion port
of the case and the notched portion of the first fixed terminal, and when pressed down, presses down an end of the first movable
terminal without making contact with the first fixed terminal; and

a spring that biases the slider upward; wherein
when the slider is not pressed down, the first fixed terminal and the first movable terminal make conductive contact, and
when the slider is pressed down, the first fixed terminal and the first movable terminal are separated to be in an insulated
state.

US Pat. No. 9,616,403

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING CARBONACEOUS FUELS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A system for converting carbonaceous fuels comprising a gaseous fuel conversion reactor, a solid fuel conversion reactor,
and a fuel pretreatment fluidized bed reactor disposed between the gaseous fuel conversion reactor and the solid fuel conversion
reactor;
the gaseous fuel conversion reactor comprising:
a gaseous fuel reactor oxygen carrier solid inlet,
a gaseous fuel reactor off-gas inlet configured to receive off-gas from the fuel pretreatment fluidized bed reactor, and
a gaseous fuel reactor oxygen carrier solid outlet,
wherein the gaseous fuel conversion reactor is configured to convert the off-gas and oxygen carrier solids to a product gas
stream comprising carbon dioxide and water, thereby reducing at least a portion of the oxygen carrier solids to reduced oxygen
carrier solids;

the fuel pretreatment fluidized bed reactor comprising:
a pretreatment reactor solid fuel inlet disposed in a fuel introduction section of the fuel pretreatment reactor,
a pretreatment reactor oxygen carrier inlet configured to receive a mixture of oxygen carrier solids and reduced oxygen carrier
solids from the gaseous fuel reactor oxygen carrier solid outlet,

a pretreatment reactor intermediate gas inlet configured to receive intermediate gas from the solid fuel conversion reactor,
the intermediate gas being used for fluidization, and

a pretreatment reactor discharge in communication with the gaseous fuel conversion reactor off-gas inlet,
wherein the fuel pretreatment fluidized bed reactor is configured to volatilize solid fuel using heat from the mixture of
oxygen carrier solids and reduced oxygen carrier solids to produce a devolatilized solid fuel and off-gas, and subsequently
discharge the off-gas, the devolatilized solid fuel, and the mixture of oxygen carrier solids and reduced oxygen carrier solids
via the pretreatment reactor discharge;

the solid fuel conversion reactor comprising:
a solid fuel conversion reactor inlet configured to receive the mixture of oxygen carrier solids and reduced oxygen carrier
solids and devolatilized solid fuel from the pretreatment reactor discharge and

a solid fuel conversion reactor intermediate gas outlet in communication with the pretreatment reactor intermediate gas inlet,
and

a solid fuel conversion reactor oxygen carrier solid outlet,
wherein the solid fuel conversion reactor is configured to react the devolatilized solid fuel with the mixture of oxygen carrier
solids and reduced oxygen carrier solids to produce the intermediate gas comprising carbon dioxide and water, thereby further
reducing oxygen carrier solids to reduced oxygen carrier solids.

US Pat. No. 9,615,996

CLOSURE CAP FOR RECEPTACLES FOR RECEIVING MEDICAL LIQUIDS AND RECEPTACLE FOR RECEIVING MEDICAL LIQUIDS

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A closure cap for receptacles for receiving medical liquids, said closure cap comprising: a withdraw part for withdrawing
the medical liquid using a spike,
wherein the withdrawal part has
an outwardly directed connector part, with a recess for receiving the spike, and
an inwardly directed closure part, in which a self-sealing membrane is arranged with which the recess of the withdrawal part
is closed, and

a first injection part separate from the withdrawal part and designed for injecting an additive into the medical liquid using
a needleless injection syringe,

wherein the first injection part has an outwardly directed connector part, with a recess for receiving the conical stem of
the syringe, and an inwardly directed closure part, in which a self-sealing membrane is arranged with which the recess of
the first injection part is closed,

wherein the closure cap has a second injection part separate from the first injection part and designed for injecting an additive
into the medical liquid using an injection syringe that has a needle,

wherein the second injection part has an inwardly directed closure part, with a recess in which a self-sealing membrane is
arranged with which the recess of the closure part is closed

wherein the closure cap has a lid having an inner portion and an outer portion protruding outward from the inner portion and
wherein the first and second injection parts and the withdrawal part are arranged lying next to one another in a row on the
outer portion of the lid part.

US Pat. No. 9,619,989

ASSET TRACKING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Synapse Wireless, Inc., ...

1. An asset tracking system, comprising:
a plurality of anchors including at least a first anchor and a second anchor;
a tag configured to communicate with the plurality of anchors as the tag is moved by a user being tracked by the system, the
tag configured to transmit a tag status message via a wireless electrical channel to at least the first anchor, the tag status
message having data based on communication between the tag and at least one of the anchors, wherein the first anchor is configured
to transmit an upstream multicast message via a backhaul channel having a frequency range different than a frequency range
of the wireless electrical channel, wherein the upstream multicast message includes the data, and wherein the first anchor
is configured to determine whether to retransmit the data based on a downstream multicast message received by the first anchor
via the backhaul channel; and

a server configured to receive the data via the upstream multicast message and to determine a location of the tag based on
the data, the server further configured to detect an occurrence of an event based on the location and to transmit a tag alert
message to each of the plurality of anchors via the backhaul channel, the tag alert message having a tag identifier identifying
the tag and an event indicator associated with the occurrence of the event,

wherein each of the anchors is configured to transmit the tag identifier and the event indicator to the tag via the wireless
electrical channel in response to the tag alert message if the respective anchor receives a second message from the tag within
a defined time period after receiving the tag alert message, wherein the tag is configured to make a determination in response
to receiving the event indicator from at least one of the anchors whether the tag has previously issued a warning for the
event indicated by the event indicator, and wherein the tag is configured to issue a warning to the user in response to the
tag identifier and the event indicator based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,615,945

PROSTHETIC VALVE AND VACUUM ADAPTER SYSTEM

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A device for connecting a pump to a through-bore which is provided in a prosthesis socket, the device comprises:
at least one channel comprising:
a first orifice for connecting to the through-bore provided in the prosthesis socket;
a second orifice which is connectable to the pump;
at least one valve, the at least one valve being movable into a first mode in which the at least one valve operates as a one-way
valve and into a second mode in which the at least one valve operates as a two-way valve, wherein when the at least one valve
is in the first mode, air flows through the at least one valve and the at least one channel only in a first direction from
the first orifice to the second orifice, and when the at least one valve is in the second mode, air flows through the at least
one valve and the at least one channel in the first direction and in a second direction from the second orifice to the first
orifice;

wherein the at least one valve includes a diaphragm and an outwardly projecting pin configured to push through the diaphragm
or open the diaphragm as a result of pressure applied to the diaphragm when the pump housing is connected to the device, the
outwardly projecting pin being arranged on the pump housing.

US Pat. No. 9,615,791

WEARABLE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A main body of a wearable device, comprising:
a front case including an outer case surface that is partially or completely transparent;
a bottom case joined with the front case to form a waterproof cavity;
electronic components disposed in the cavity, the electronic components including:
a printed circuit board (PCB) having a wireless data transceiving assembly; and
an indicator light electrically coupled to the PCB, the indicator light being disposed proximate to an inner side of the outer
case surface facing the cavity; and

a front case decorative piece attached to an outer side of the outer case surface, the front case decorative piece including
a light penetration area corresponding to the indicator light,

wherein the bottom case includes two charging contacts formed on an outer side of the bottom case and electrically coupled
to the electronic components.

US Pat. No. 9,621,487

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTION SWITCHING BASED ON MEMORY CONTROL IN PACKET TRANSPORT SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

4. A method for performing protection switching of a data path between packet transport systems, each comprising a line card,
based on control data transmitted and received between a packet processor and a host processor in a line card, the method
comprising:
determining whether a destination line card corresponding to a Loss of Continuity (LoC)/Clear Loss of Continuity (CLoC) message
received from another line card of a packet transport system is matched to a reception line card, when control data input
from the packet processor is the LoC/CLoC message;

determining whether a value of a hold-off timer corresponding to an APS identification (ID) included in the LoC/CLoC message
is set, when the destination line card is matched to the reception line card;

delaying the LoC/CLoC message by the value of the hold-off timer, when the value of the hold-off timer is set;
determining whether traffic switching for protection switching is required, based on the LoC/CLoC message;
generating an Automatic Protection Switching (APS) frame generation command and a Bridge and Selector (B/S) message generation
command corresponding to the LoC/CLoC message, when the traffic switching is required; and

transmitting, to the packet processor, an APS frame generated based on the APS frame generation command, and a B/S message
generated based on the B/S message generation command,

wherein the packet processor performs protection switching through traffic switching based on the B/S message, and is included
in the reception line card.

US Pat. No. 9,621,465

WIRED DATA-CONNECTION AGGREGATION

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A computer-implemented method to transmit data, comprising:
identifying, by a first device, data being transmitted to a server over a first wired data-connection;
determining, by the first device, that the identified data exceeds a capacity of the first wired data-connection;
identifying, by the first device, an auxiliary data-connection associated with the server, the auxiliary data-connection comprising
a wireless data-connection between the first device and a second device and a second wired data-connection between the second
device and the server;

parsing, by the first device, the identified data into two or more parts based at least in part on the identified auxiliary
data-connection;

transmitting, by the first device, a first part of the identified data to the server via the first wired data-connection;
and

transmitting, by the first device, a second part of the identified data to the server via the auxiliary data-connection.

US Pat. No. 9,621,038

SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT AND CONVERTER USING THE SAME

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

22. A Continuous Current Mode (CCM) operation converter comprising:
a load that is series-coupled to input power;
an inductor that is series-coupled to the load;
a current control switch that is series-coupled to the inductor to control a current flowing into the load;
a freewheeling diode that is parallel-coupled to the load and the series-coupled inductor; and
a switch control circuit configured to control the current control switch,
wherein the switch control circuit comprises
a sensing unit configured to measure a current flowing into the load,
a folder unit configured to fold a sensing signal related to the measured current based on a first reference voltage to generate
first and second folder output signals based on the first reference voltage, the first and second folder output signals being
symmetric to each other,

a comparison unit configured to perform an AND logical operation on a comparison result and a folder signal and to output
the AND operation result, the comparison result being generated by comparing the generated first and second folder output
signals and the folder signal being generated by comparing the sensing signal and the first reference voltage, and

a control unit configured to control an operation of the current control switch according to a comparison result of the comparison
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,618,630

RADIATION DETECTOR BASED ON A MATRIX OF CROSSED WAVELENGTH-SHIFTING FIBERS

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. A radiation detection system comprising:
at least two orthogonal grid arrays of scintillating fibers comprising,
a first grid array of scintillating fibers oriented in a first plane secured to one another along the long axis of each said
fiber; said fibers having first and second ends and at least one of said first and second ends being coupled to a light detector;

a second grid array of scintillating fibers oriented in a second plane secured to one another along the long axis of each
said fiber; said fibers having first and second ends and at least one of said first and second ends being coupled to a light
detector; and,

an electron dense material juxtaposed between the scintillating fibers in the first grid array and between the scintillating
fibers in the second grid array.