US Pat. No. 9,625,339

PASSIVE PRESSURE SENSING USING SENSOR WITH DISK RESONATOR

CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., San...

1. A pressure sensor for sensing pressure of a fluid, the pressure sensor comprising:
a diaphragm flexure;
a crystal retaining flexure, wherein the diaphragm flexure is designed to exert an imparted force on the crystal retaining
flexure and wherein the imparted force is proportional to a fluid pressure exerted on the diaphragm flexure; and

a disk resonator having a round outer perimeter, wherein a portion of the crystal retaining flexure is positioned between
the diaphragm flexure and the resonator, and wherein the crystal retaining flexure is designed to exert a load on the resonator,
the load resulting from the imparted force exerted on the crystal retaining flexure by the diaphragm flexure.

US Pat. No. 9,625,338

PASSIVE PRESSURE SENSING USING SENSOR WITH RESONATOR HAVING BRIDGED ENDS

CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., San...

1. A pressure sensor for sensing pressure of a fluid, the pressure sensor comprising:
a diaphragm flexure;
a crystal retaining flexure, wherein the diaphragm flexure is designed to exert an imparted force on the crystal retaining
flexure and wherein the imparted force is proportional to a fluid pressure exerted on the diaphragm flexure; and

a resonator having opposing curved end portions connected to each other by a bridge section, wherein a portion of the crystal
retaining flexure is positioned between the diaphragm flexure and the resonator, and wherein the crystal retaining flexure
is designed to exert a load on the resonator, the load resulting from the imparted force.

US Pat. No. 9,629,268

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising:
a terminal body having a front surface and a rear surface;
a rear input unit comprising a first button portion externally exposed from the rear surface to receive a push input with
a first function and a second button portion provided with keys disposed at both sides, respectively, around the first button
portion to receive a push input with a second function different from the first function; and

a sensor disposed at a lower portion of the first button portion,
wherein the second button portion is provided with a through hole accommodating the first button portion to dispose the first
button portion between the keys, and

the sensor is disposed to overlap with an inner region of the through hole, and at least part thereof is formed to overlap
with a first switch for activating the first button portion.

US Pat. No. 9,629,146

METHOD FOR RECONFIGURING A PDCP REORDERING TIMER IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a User Equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
starting a PDCP (Packet Data Convergence Protocol) reordering timer;
receiving an RRC (Radio Resource Control) message indicating that a new value is used for the PDCP reordering timer;
re-starting the PDCP reordering timer with the new value; and
setting a reordering_PDCP_RX_COUNT to a COUNT value associated to RX_HFN and Next_PDCP_RX_SN upon when the PDCP reordering
timer with the new value re-starts.

US Pat. No. 9,629,233

TECHNIQUES FOR IMPLEMENTING A SYNTHETIC JET TO COOL A DEVICE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A mobile device, comprising:
a synthetic jet embedded in a circuit board inside the mobile device, wherein the circuit board comprises:
at least a portion of a chamber of the synthetic jet, and
an orifice of the synthetic jet;
a case of the mobile device in contact with at least one channel inside the mobile device; and
an application-specific integrated circuit configured to receive a skin temperature of the case and actuate the synthetic
jet to direct a fluid at the at least one channel from a synthetic jet outlet of the synthetic jet if the skin temperature
is greater than a skin temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,629,202

IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method of operating a communication device configured to communicate according to at least a first communication protocol
and a second communication protocol, the method comprising:
obtaining, at the communication device, a time division multiplexing (TDM) pattern defined for communication in a first network
according to the first communication protocol, wherein the TDM pattern defines communication periodicity that includes a scheduled
period and an unscheduled period of the first network;

reserving, by the communication device, a guard interval within the unscheduled period, the guard interval for completing
frame exchanges, in a second network according to the second communication protocol, so that no frame exchanges with the communication
device in the second network occur during a next scheduled period in the TDM pattern;

using, at the communication device, the unscheduled period for communication in the second network according to the second
communication protocol, including using the guard interval to complete one or more frame exchanges in the second network prior
to the next scheduled period in the TDM pattern of the first network; and

transmitting, by the communication device, a management frame during the guard interval, wherein:
the management frame is configured to cause one or more other devices operating in the second network according to the second
communication protocol to refrain from transmitting until a next unscheduled period in the TDM pattern, and

the management frame includes an indication of a time duration for which the one or more other devices are to refrain from
transmitting, the time duration corresponding to a mathematical sum of (i) a remaining time duration of a current unscheduled
period at a time of transmission of the management frame and (ii) a duration of the scheduled period.

US Pat. No. 9,629,184

METHOD FOR A USER TERMINAL TO RANDOM ACCESS A CARRIER AGGREGATION MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

10. An evolved NodeB (eNB) which performs a random access procedure with a User Equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system
supporting carrier aggregation using a primary carrier and a secondary carrier, the eNB comprising:
a Medium Access Control (MAC) layer module including a plurality of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) entities respectively
corresponding to the primary carrier and the secondary carrier, and configured to control signal transmission and reception
using the primary carrier; and

a processor functionally connected to the MAC layer module and including a physical layer module configured to
receive, from the UE through the primary carrier, a first message comprising a random access preamble,
transmit, to the UE through the primary carrier, a second message including first uplink (UL) grant information as a response
to the random access preamble,

receive, from the UE through an uplink radio resource corresponding to the first UL grant information, a third message including
identity information of the UE; and

transmit, to the UE, a first Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) on the primary carrier and a second PDCCH on the secondary
carrier, both of the first PDCCH and the second PDCCH being indicated by the identity information of the UE,

wherein the first PDCCH transmitted through the primary carrier is considered as a contention resolution message for a contention
resolution procedure, the contention resolution message being used for indicating the contention resolution procedure is successful,
and

wherein the second PDCCH transmitted through the secondary carrier is not considered as the contention resolution message
for the contention resolution procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,629,148

METHOD FOR SIGNALING CONTROL INFORMATION, AND APPARATUS THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a buffer status report at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method
comprising:
configuring a first cell group having a primary cell (PCell);
configuring a second cell group having one or more secondary cells (SCells); and
transmitting the buffer status report,
wherein, if the first cell group and the second cell group are managed by a same base station, the first buffer status report
indicates uplink buffer status regarding the first and second cell groups, and

wherein, if the first cell group and the second cell group are managed by different base stations, the buffer status report
indicates uplink buffer status regarding only one of the first cell group and the second cell group.

US Pat. No. 9,629,277

FASTENER AND SERVER USING THE SAME

WISTRON CORPORATION, New...

5. A server, comprising:
a casing having a slot; and
a fastener comprising a hook;
wherein an electronic module is disposed on the casing, and the hook is slidably disposed on the slot;
wherein the hook comprises:
a cantilever; and
a barb connecting to the cantilever, wherein the barb is blocked by a casing of a block portion of the server and rotate about
the block portion serving as a fulcrum.

US Pat. No. 9,629,272

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ARRAY OF REWORKABLE COMPONENTS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing have a housing wall with an opening;
an electrical component; and
at least one screw and at least one corresponding nut that mount the electrical component within the opening, wherein the
nut moves between an installation position that allows the electrical component to be installed within the opening and a locked
position in which the electrical component is secured to the housing wall and wherein the nut has a first stop that bears
against the electrical component when the nut is in the installation position and a second stop that bears against the electrical
component when the nut is in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,629,217

LIGHTING CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:
a lighting device; and
a graphical user interface for controlling the lighting device and configured to be displayed on a touch screen of a lighting
control device,

wherein the graphical user interface comprises:
a first display region displaying a menu having two or more lighting control modes; and
a second display region displaying a current value of at least one of color temperature and brightness of the lighting device,
wherein control information of the two or more lighting control modes is preset, wherein the control information comprises
at least one of color temperature and brightness of the lighting device, and

wherein the second display region is configured to allow a user to manually change the current value of at least one of color
temperature and brightness of the lighting device;

wherein each lighting control mode on the menu of the first display region comprises an icon corresponding to said lighting
control mode; and

wherein the lighting control system is configured such that, when a lighting control mode of the two or more lighting control
modes is selected, the first display region highlights the icon of the selected lighting control mode on the menu, relative
to the icon or icons of the remaining, non-selected lighting control mode or modes, and the current value of at least one
of color temperature and brightness of the lighting device changes in the second display region according to the preset control
information of the selected lighting control mode.

US Pat. No. 9,629,222

DIGITAL ADDRESSABLE LIGHTING INTERFACE SHORT PROTECTION CIRCUIT

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a timing circuit enabled when a static signal from a controller of the apparatus disables communication through a communications
bus coupled to the apparatus, the timing circuit producing a threshold level after being enabled for a predetermined time
period; and

a switch controlled by the timing circuit and configured to disconnect the static signal when the timing circuit produces
the threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,629,248

EMBEDDED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. An embedded printed circuit board, comprising:
a first insulating substrate including a first cavity in which a first element is mounted;
a second cavity separated from the first cavity and formed to pass through the first insulating substrate;
an adhesive layer disposed on the first insulating substrate to cover a part of the first cavity and a part of an upper portion
of the first element; and

a second insulating substrate formed on a bottom surface of the second cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,629,231

ELECTRON BEAM CONTROL FOR BARELY SEPARATED BEAMS

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. A method of independently controlling multiple, barely separated beams in a common transport pipe, comprising:
providing a magnet arrangement including at least two multipole magnets spaced closely together and having a multipole distribution
including at least one odd multipole and one even multipole;

placing the closely spaced multipole magnets in the path of the barely separated beams; and
tuning the magnetic fields to cancel out a first of the barely separated beams to enable independent control of the second
beam with common magnets.

US Pat. No. 9,629,294

PACKAGED DEVICE FOR DETECTING FACTORY ESD EVENTS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) monitor device, comprising:
an ESD bus comprising metal interconnects above a substrate of said ESD monitor device, said substrate comprising a semiconductor;
a plurality of input/output (I/O) sites; and
a plurality of monitor components disposed at each of said I/O sites, each of said monitor components comprising a scalable
physical structure which provides ESD robustness, each of said monitor components being electrically connected to said ESD
bus.

US Pat. No. 9,629,266

MOUNTING DEVICE FOR DISPLAY MODULE

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A mounting device for a display module, comprising:
a positioning member comprising a plate body, a limiting portion protruding from a top surface of the plate body, a positioning
piece located on the plate body adjacent to the limiting portion and protruding outwards away from the to surface of the plate
body, and two positioning blocks protruding from a top surface of the limiting portion; and

an installation member secured to the positioning member and comprising an elastically deformable limiting block and a limiting
rib located on the elastically deformable limiting block, wherein the installation member defines two through holes, and the
two positioning blocks are engaged in the two through holes to secure the positioning member to the installation member;

wherein the limiting portion defines a first receiving slot; and the positioning piece defines a cutout extending from a side
of the first receiving slot; the first receiving slot communicating with the cutout, and an extending direction of the first
receiving slot being substantially perpendicular to an extending direction of the cutout;

wherein the installation member defines a second receiving slot and a limiting slot adjacent to the second receiving slot;
the limiting rib being located in the limiting slot; and an extending direction of the second receiving slot being substantially
perpendicular to an extending direction of the limiting slot;

wherein the first receiving slot and the second receiving slot cooperatively define a slot loop adapted to rotatably receive
a rotating shaft of the display module therein; the limiting rib being adapted to abut a connecting shaft, which is connected
to the rotating shaft, and block the connecting shaft in the limiting slot to prevent the rotating shaft from rotating in
the first receiving slot and the second receiving slot; and

wherein the cutout is adapted to receive the connecting shaft when the rotating shaft is rotated to rotate the connecting
shaft out of the limiting slot; the limiting rib being above the second receiving slot, and abutting the rotating shaft when
the display module is rotated to be substantially parallel to the plate body.

US Pat. No. 9,629,244

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a first connector comprising a first main body, a guide member disposed on each side surfaces of the first main body, and
a connecting member disposed on the first main body; and

a second connector configured to be combined with the first connector, the second connector comprising a second main body
having a top surface, a bottom surface opposing the top surface, a first side surface, a second side surface opposing the
first side surface, a first connecting surface connecting the first side surface and the second side surface, and a second
connecting surface connecting the first side surface and the second side surface, a fixing member disposed on the first side
surface and the second side surface of the second main body and rotatably connected to ends of the first side surface and
the second side surface, and a connecting pad disposed on the second main body to contact with the connecting member,

wherein the second main body and the fixing member form a hole corresponding to a shape of the first main body.

US Pat. No. 9,629,216

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:
a glass tube;
two end caps disposed at two ends of the glass tube, at least one of the end caps having a main body, an actuator configured
to move toward and extend away from the glass tube, a micro switch and an electrically conductive pin, wherein the actuator
includes a flange extending radially at an intermediary portion of the actuator and wherein the micro switch is configured
to be triggered by the actuator being pressed when the electrically conductive pin receives an external driving signal;

a power supply module, disposed in at least one end cap and coupled to the electrically conductive pins of the two end caps;
and

an LED light strip disposed inside the glass tube with at least one LED light source that is mounted on the LED light strip
and electrically connected with the power supply module through the LED light strip;

wherein, the glass tube includes a diffusion film to allow the light emitted from the least one light source of the LED tube
lamp to pass through the diffusion film and the glass tube surface in sequence; and the micro switch when triggered completes
a circuit between the electrically conductive pin and the power supply module.

US Pat. No. 9,629,269

ELECTRICAL WIRING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REPLACEMENT INSTRUCTIONS

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An electrical system comprising an electrical wiring device and branch circuit breaker, said electrical wiring device comprising
an outlet branch circuit arc fault circuit interrupter comprising:
a housing having a front surface that is visible when viewed from a front of said housing during installation and in an installed
position,

a side surface having an inwardly extending shoulder parallel to said front surface and facing outwardly with respect to said
outlet branch circuit arc fault circuit interrupter,

and a rear surface; and
printed indicia on said shoulder of said side surface of said housing, recessed from a front face of said housing to identify
a location on said rear surface of said housing for printed installation instructions for said electrical wiring device and
branch circuit breaker,

said printed indicia being covered by a face plate after installation of said face plate onto said housing,
said location said rear side of said housing having a surface area greater that a surface area of said shoulder; and
printed installation instruction indicia provided on a label on said rear surface of said housing for installing said electrical
wiring device and replacement of said branch circuit breaker,

said rear surface having a surface area greater than a surface area of said shoulder, and where said printed installation
instruction indicia occupies a surface area greater than a surface area of said shoulder,

said label having a base sheet with an inner surface adhesively bonded to said rear surface, and outer sheet having a first
edge fixed to a first edge of said base sheet and a second edge coupled to a second edge of said base sheet by a pressure
sensitive adhesive,

where said printed installation instruction indicia is provided on a top face of said base sheet and a bottom face of said
outer sheet,

and where said printed installation instruction indicia is accessible and visible by separating said outer sheet from said
base sheet; and

where said electrical system comprises a hang tag removably coupled to said housing, where said printed installation instruction
indicia is provided on said hang tag.

US Pat. No. 9,629,136

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING PRACH INTERFERENCE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

11. A wireless communication system configured to manage air interface resources, the wireless communication system comprising:
a first base station configured to provide wireless service on a first air interface defining within a frequency bandwidth
a first physical random access channel (PRACH) and a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH); and

a second base station configured to provide wireless service on a second air interface defining within the frequency bandwidth
a second PRACH and a second PUSCH, wherein the second PRACH overlaps in frequency with the first PUSCH and the first PRACH
overlaps in frequency with the second PUSCH,

wherein the first base station is further configured to (i) detect threshold air interface interference from the second base
station and (ii) responsive to at least the detecting, transmit to the second base station a directive that causes the second
base station to reduce PUSCH transmission in resources of the second PUSCH that are coincident in frequency with the first
PRACH, wherein reducing PUSCH transmission in PUSCH resources comprises reducing coding rate for transmission in the PUSCH
resources.

US Pat. No. 9,629,287

SYSTEM FOR USING CONSTRICTED CONVECTION WITH CLOSED LOOP COOLING SYSTEM AS THE CONVECTION PLATE

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
an electronic display housing;
a gas-containing closed loop gas cooling chamber located within the electronic display housing;
an electronic display positioned within the electronic display housing but outside of the closed loop gas cooling chamber;
and

an open loop ambient air pathway through the electronic display housing;
wherein the electronic display is coolable by a combination of gas circulation within the closed loop gas cooling chamber
and ambient air flow through the open loop ambient air pathway in the electronic display housing.

US Pat. No. 9,629,143

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR ENHANCING SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY WITH NETWORK-ASSISTED ADVANCED RECEIVERS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. User equipment (UE) configured to communicate with an evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (eUTRAN), the
UE comprising:
a transceiver; and
a processor coupled to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
receive an indication from at least one of an interfering eUTRAN Node B (eNB) and a serving eNB of whether the interfering
eNB is transmitting transmission parameters;

receive a broadcast message comprising indications of transmission parameters for one or more UEs communicating with the interfering
eNB;

receive a signal including a transmission from the serving eNB, wherein the transmission comprises a physical downlink shared
channel (PDSCH) from the serving eNB; and

cancel PDSCH from the interfering eNB from the signal based on the transmission parameters,
wherein the indications of the transmission parameter are also signaled to the one or more UEs semi-statically and dynamically
by the interfering eNB, and

wherein the indication of whether the interfering eNB is transmitting transmission parameters is received from a physical
broadcast channel (PBCH), from the interfering eNB or the serving eNB, that includes a master information block having a bit
that indicates whether the interfering eNB is transmitting transmission parameters, a PDSCH from the interfering eNB that
includes a system information block having a bit that indicates whether the interfering eNB is transmitting transmission parameters,
or the PDSCH from the serving eNB that includes a system information block having a bit that indicates whether the interfering
eNB is transmitting transmission parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,629,144

MANAGEMENT OF TIME SEGMENT USE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system in which base stations provide respective coverage areas in which to serve user equipment
devices (UEs), wherein the base stations are time synchronized with each other for air interface communications in their respective
coverage areas, each coverage area defining a continuum of subframes each divided into a sequence of time segments for communicating
modulated data, a method comprising:
determining by a first base station that one or more adjacent second base stations will use particular ones of the time segments
per subframe for downlink control channel communication; and

based on the determination that the one or more second base stations will use the particular time segments per subframe for
downlink control channel communication, (i) using by the first base station one or more different ones of the time segments,
other than the particular ones of the time segments, per subframe for downlink control channel communication and (ii) avoiding
by the first base station downlink traffic channel communication in the particular ones of the time segments per subframe,

wherein the one or more second base stations includes a particular second base station, and wherein determining that the one
or more second base stations will use particular ones of the time segments per subframe for downlink control channel communication
comprises:

engaging in inter-base-station signaling with the particular second base station to make an arrangement for the first base
station and the particular second base station to use different ones of the time segments per subframe for their respective
downlink control channel communication,

wherein avoiding downlink traffic channel communication in the particular ones of the time segments per subframe based on
the determination that the one or more second base stations will use the particular ones of the time segments per subframe
for downlink control channel communication comprises avoiding downlink traffic channel communication in one or more time segments
that the particular second base station will use for control channel communication.

US Pat. No. 9,629,030

DATA RATE CONTROL IN SOFT HANDOFF AND DURING CELL-SWITCHING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

10. An apparatus for controlling a data rate of a transmission in a wireless communication system during handoff, the apparatus
comprising:
a receiver configured to receive transmissions from a plurality of base stations, wherein each received transmission includes
a data rate control indicator and at least one of the transmissions further includes an acknowledgement message; and

a processor configured to apply weighting factors to the data rate control indicators of the received transmissions, wherein
the data rate control indicator of the at least one of the transmissions including the acknowledgement message is assigned
a larger weighting factor than the data rate control indicator of another one of the transmissions that does not include an
acknowledgement message, and to adjust the data rate of the transmission during handoff based on the weighted data rate control
indicators.

US Pat. No. 9,627,140

CAPACITOR COMPONENT

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A capacitor component, comprising:
an integrated first capacitor;
an integrated Y capacitor, which has a second capacitor and a third capacitor,
wherein the second and the third capacitor are connected in series with one another and in parallel with the first capacitor,
and

wherein the capacitor component is annular; and
a first and second busbar for the joint electrical contacting of the first capacitor, the second capacitor and the third capacitor,
wherein the first and second busbars, the first capacitor, the second capacitor and the third capacitor annularly surround
a common axis, and

wherein at least one of the first and second busbars has a larger diameter than the first, the second and the third capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,629,278

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ENCLOSURE AND PANEL STRUCTURE THEREOF

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A panel structure, removably connected with a main housing of an electronic device enclosure, the panel structure comprising:
a panel body comprising a first fixing part and a second fixing part;
a first movable member movably connected with the panel body, the first movable member comprising a first pivoting part and
a first corresponding fixing part, wherein the first movable member is movable in a first axial direction toward a first direction
such that the first movable member is fixed by the first fixing part and the first corresponding fixing part;

at least one first elastic member with two ends respectively connected to the first movable member and the panel body;
a second movable member movably connected with the panel body, the second movable member comprising a second pivoting part
and a second corresponding fixing part, wherein the second movable member is movable in the first axial direction toward a
second direction opposite to the first direction such that the second movable member is fixed by the second fixing part and
the second corresponding fixing part; and

at least one second elastic member with two ends respectively connected to the second movable member and the panel body;
wherein movement of the first movable member causes the first pivoting part to move towards the main housing, such that the
first pivoting part is pivotally connectable to the main housing; movement of the second movable member causes the second
pivoting part to move towards the main housing, such that the second pivoting part is pivotally connectable to the main housing.

US Pat. No. 9,629,237

ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A display device comprising:
a flexible display panel;
a roller on which the flexible display panel is selectively wound and unwound, the roller having:
a curved surface having a first end and a second end; and
a slit extending longitudinally along the curved surface of the roller, the slit being located between a first sidewall portion
of the roller and a second sidewall portion of the roller, the second sidewall portion facing the first sidewall portion to
define the slit therebetween, at least a portion of the roller extending continuously along the circumference of the roller
from the first sidewall portion to the second sidewall portion with the slit therebetween, wherein the slit is the only slit
extending longitudinally along the curved surface of the roller from the first end of the curved surface to the second end
of the curved surface; and

a printed circuit board connected to the flexible display panel, the printed circuit board being located within the roller.

US Pat. No. 9,629,212

CONTROL UNIT FOR A LED ASSEMBLY AND LIGHTING SYSTEM

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A circuit that drives a light emitting diode (LED) assembly, the LED assembly comprising at least one LED illumination
device, the circuit comprising:
a switch;
an inductor connected in a series with the switch, the switch charging the inductor in a conductive state;
a current measurement element that measures a current flowing through at least one of the inductor and the LED illumination
device, the switch, inductor, and current measurement element being serially connected with the LED illumination device during
operation;

a reference signal generator that generates a reference signal;
a comparator that compares a signal representing the current measured by the current measurement element with the reference
signal, an output signal of the comparator, which represents a result of the comparison, being provided to the switch for
driving the switch; and

a controller that controls an operation of the reference signal generator,
wherein the controller is configured to dim the LED illumination device by controlling the reference signal generator to alternate
between generating a first reference signal value during a first part of a cycle time and a second reference signal value,
that differs from the first reference signal value, during a second, remaining part of the cycle time, both the first and
second reference signal values being non-zero, the cycle time being a modulation cycle time and extending over plural switching
cycles of the comparator and the switch,

the generating of the first reference signal value during the first part of the cycle time providing that the periodical switching
of the comparator and the switch in the first cycle time part resulting in a first current level, the first current level
providing an average voltage over the current measurement element corresponding to the first reference signal value, and

the generating of the second reference signal value during the second, remaining part of the cycle time providing that the
periodical switching of the comparator and the switch in the second cycle time part resulting in a second current level, the
second current level providing an average voltage over the current measurement element corresponding to the second reference
signal value,

the first and second current levels being non-zero, the second current level differing from the first current level,
thereby dimming the current of the LED illumination device over the cycle time to a level in between the first current level
and the second current level hence increasing resolution of dimming the current of the LED illumination device.

US Pat. No. 9,629,201

USING WI-FI AS HUMAN CONTROL INTERFACE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a human control interface (HCI) for one or more devices in a wireless network, the method being performed
by a first device in the wireless network and comprising:
determining an amount of noise in the wireless network;
selecting one of a plurality of sounding techniques based at least in part on the determined amount of noise;
detecting a pattern of Doppler shifts in a received set of wireless signals using the selected sounding technique;
identifying a Doppler signature based at least in part on the pattern of Doppler shifts; and
associating the Doppler signature with a user input for controlling a second device in the wireless network.
US Pat. No. 9,623,037

OSTEOCLAST INHIBITORS FOR KNEE CONDITIONS

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating a normal joint space knee pain comprising administering an inhibitor of osteoclast activity to a person
suffering from the normal joint space knee pain, wherein the inhibitor of osteoclast activity is olpadronic acid, alendronic
acid, or incadronic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,629,279

LOW-PROFILE SWING GATE TO SUPPORT SERVICE ELEMENT INTERFACE HARDWARE

International Business Ma...

1. An apparatus for positioning service elements, the apparatus comprising:
a gate affixed to a computing rack by a gate hinge enabling rotation of the gate relative to the computing rack along a first
axis;

a tray affixed to the gate, the tray having a first side and a second side, wherein the first side and the second side are
opposite exterior surfaces of the tray;

a first display and a first keyboard affixed to the first side, wherein the first keyboard is affixed to the first side by
a first keyboard hinge at a top edge of the first keyboard;

a first locking device configured to selectively interfere with the rotation of the first keyboard hinge from a deployed position
to a stowed position;

a second display and a second keyboard affixed to the second side, wherein the first keyboard and the first display provide
a first interface, and wherein the second keyboard and the second display provide a second interface, wherein the second keyboard
is affixed to the second side by a second keyboard hinge at a top edge of the second keyboard, and wherein the first keyboard
is positioned opposite the second keyboard; and

a second locking device configured to selectively interfere with the rotation of the second keyboard hinge from a deployed
position to a stowed position.

US Pat. No. 9,629,240

PREPREG AND LAMINATE INCLUDING PREPREG

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A prepreg provided with a first resin layer and a second resin layer which is formed on the first resin layer, wherein
said first resin layer is formed by a first resin composition,
said second resin layer is a layer which comprises a resin layer which is formed by a second resin composition which is different
from said first resin composition and in which a fiber base material is contained,

said second resin layer is provided with a fiber base material-containing layer which contains said fiber base material, an
A layer which is positioned at an opposite side of said first resin layer side of said fiber base material-containing layer
and which does not contain said fiber base material, and a B layer which is positioned at said first resin layer side of said
fiber base material-containing layer and which does not contain said fiber base material,

said B layer has a thickness of over 0 ?m to 2 ?m, and
said B layer has a thickness which is smaller than the thickness of said first resin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,629,230

RF KICKER CAVITY TO INCREASE CONTROL IN COMMON TRANSPORT LINES

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. A method of controlling electron bunch types having various specific energies in an energy recovered linac (ERL) having
a common transport pipe with an upstream end and a downstream end, comprising:
providing a radio frequency (RF) kicker cavity at the upstream end of the common transport pipe;
providing RF energy to the kicker cavity;
selecting electron bunches at a first specific energy to be kicked in energy by the kicker cavity;
setting an operational RF frequency of the kicker cavity at a multiple of the frequency at which the selected electron bunches
pass through the common transport pipe; and

applying RF energy to the kicker cavity to provide a kick in the energy of the selected electron bunches to separate the selected
bunches in phase space from any bunches not at the specific energy of the selected electron bunches.

US Pat. No. 9,629,209

OFFLINE TUNING INTERFACE FOR LED DRIVERS

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. An LED driver circuit comprising:
a power converter configured to generate an output voltage and an output current for driving an LED array;
a dimming interface circuit configured to generate a dimming control signal based on an input received across first and second
dimming input terminals during an online mode of operation;

a tuning interface circuit configured for coupling to at least the first dimming input terminal during an offline mode of
operation;

a controller configured during the online mode of operation to regulate the output voltage and the output current generated
by the power converter, based on the dimming control signal, a sensed output from the power converter, and programmed maximum
output voltage and maximum output current values; and

the controller is configured during the offline mode of operation to modify the programmed maximum output voltage and the
maximum output current values based on a predetermined sequence of digital pulses received via the tuning interface circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,629,207

SOLID STATE LAMP CONTROL

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A lamp for connection to an AC mains supply via a trailing edge phase cut dimmer switch and comprising:
an input stage comprising a capacitor;
an output stage including a solid state light source;
a power stage including a power switch for selectively coupling the power stage with the output stage;
a bleeder circuit including a load and a bleeder switch for selectively coupling a load with the input stage; and
a controller arranged to:
enable on and off switching cycles of the power switch throughout the course of a period that starts at a point of an AC mains
supply cycle corresponding to a first energy level of the capacitor, as determined by a regulation threshold and ends at a
point when the phase cut dimmer switch disconnects the AC mains from the lamp corresponding to a second energy level of the
capacitor that is lower than the first energy level, wherein the regulation threshold is determined by feedback from one or
more previous AC half cycles.

US Pat. No. 9,629,203

RADIANT HEAT BARRIER INSULATION SYSTEM

The United States of Amer...

1. A radiant heat barrier insulation system, comprising:
a first substrate having an inner and outer side;
a first layer of aluminum on said outer side of said first substrate;
a second substrate having an inner and outer side, said second substrate positioned so that said inner side of said second
substrate opposes said inner side of said first substrate, forming a gap therebetween;

a second layer of aluminum on said outer side of said second substrate; and
a randomly-oriented nest of carbon nanotube fibers disposed within said gap.

US Pat. No. 9,629,132

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING REVERSE CONTROL SIGNAL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving data for a certain transport block of a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process;
identifying whether an available soft buffer exists if the received data is not decoded successfully; and
if the available soft buffer does not exist, selecting, based on a predetermined rule, a soft buffer storing data to store
the received data,

wherein the selecting of the soft buffer comprises:
identifying at least one soft buffer storing data which is already decoded successfully; and
selecting one of the at least one soft buffer to substitute the data stored in the selected soft buffer with the received
data.

US Pat. No. 9,629,221

LED FIXTURE AND LED LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT COMPRISING SUCH LED FIXTURE

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. An LED fixture comprising:
at least one LED,
an electrical power terminal, electrically connected to the LED, the electrical power terminal for electrically connecting
the LED to an LED driver,

a storage device for storing data in relation to the LED, and
a data processing device, electrically connected to the storage device for storing data in the storage device and reading
data therefrom, the data processing device being arranged and connected for providing data communication via at least one
of the electrical power terminal and the LED;

wherein the data processing device is arranged for sending data to the LED driver by:
detecting a LED driver output voltage decrease; and
sending the data to the LED driver by modulating an impedance of the electrical power terminal when an LED driver output voltage
decrease has been observed.

US Pat. No. 9,629,157

PLL FREQUENCY SELECTION

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A method of controlling a PLL frequency selection of a PLL used in cooperation with a device of a wireless communication
network, the method comprising:
receiving a first set of signal measurements performed during a sliding window, while the PLL frequency has a first value;
comparing the first set of signal measurements with a first threshold and, selectively switching the PLL frequency from the
first value to a second value depending on a result of the comparing of the first set of signal measurements with the first
threshold;

receiving a second set of signal measurements during another sliding window after the PLL frequency has changed from the first
value to the second value; and

comparing the second set of signal measurements with a second threshold, different from the first threshold, and selectively
switching the PLL frequency from the second value to the first value depending on a result of the comparing of the second
set of signal measurements with the second threshold,

wherein the first and second sets of signal measurements are related to a received signal power and the PLL frequency is changed
from the second value to the first value when at least one third of signal measurements of the second set of signal measurements
are beyond the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,628,946

RESCUE SERVICES ACTIVATION

ZOLL Medical Corporation,...

5. The system of claim 1, wherein the user input is received through the user interface.

US Pat. No. 9,628,921

OPTICAL MICROPHONE AND METHOD USING THE SAME

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy-...

1. An optical microphone, comprising:
a light source configured to emit a light beam, and
an acoustic sensor including single-wall nanotubes, wherein the acoustic sensor deflects in response to pressure waves and
is configured to reflect the light beam emitted from the light source and impinged on the single-wall nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 9,629,281

ELECTRONIC LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM INCLUDING A BYPASS

International Business Ma...

1. An electronic liquid cooling system, the electronic cooling system comprising:
a source of liquid, wherein the source of liquid provides a liquid pressurized to a first pressure that is greater than a
threshold pressure;

a check valve assembly comprising an input, a first output, and a second output, wherein the second output includes a normally-closed
check valve configured to open responsive to the pressure of the liquid exceeding the threshold pressure;

a connector attached to the first output of the check valve assembly, wherein the connector is operably compatible with an
input to a liquid cooling component;

a quick connect fitting equipped with a self-sealing valve, wherein the quick connect fitting is attached to the input of
the check valve assembly;

a first one or more pipes connecting the source of liquid to the input of the check valve assembly;
a second one or more pipes connecting the first output to an input of the liquid cooling component;
a third one or more pipes connecting the second output to a system location that bypasses the liquid cooling component;
a device which is cooled by the liquid comprising at least a central processing unit, a graphics processing unit, a power
supply, and a random access memory; and,

a drain attached to an output of the liquid cooling component.

US Pat. No. 9,629,264

DISPLAY DEVICE HOUSING AND FORM-FITTED CONFIGURATION

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a display housing comprising an electronic display affixed to a mounting bracket which comprises at least one spring loaded
securing tab disposed in at least one cavity beneath a planar surface of the mounting bracket; and

a receiving bracket configured to house the display housing and the mounting bracket with at least one receiving slot to receive
the at least one spring loaded securing tab that maintains the display device housing and the mounting bracket in a locked
position;

wherein the receiving bracket comprises at least one spring loaded wall securing tab which holds the receiving bracket and
the display housing into a wall mount bracket;

wherein the at least one spring loaded wall securing tab is recessed into a body of the receiving bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,629,263

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MULTIFUNCTION CAMMING SUPPORT SHELF

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a multifunction shelf rotatably coupled to a chassis at one or more pivot points, the chassis sized for a computer rack and
to hold one or more electronic components, the chassis comprising a sub-chassis mounted in a first end of the chassis, the
sub-chassis connected to one or more connectors within the chassis, the multifunction shelf comprising:

one or more first lever arms, each first lever arm extending away from a pivot point of the one or more pivot points, wherein
each first lever arm comprises a slide surface and wherein a final position of the one or more first lever arms comprises
a position where the one or more slide surfaces are substantially planar with a bottom of the sub-chassis such that as the
sub-chassis moves away from the chassis, the sub-chassis slides along the slide surface of each first lever arm;

one or more second lever arms, each second lever arm connected to a first lever arm of the one or more first lever arms and
extending in a direction at a first angle to the connected first lever arm; and

one or more camming features, each camming feature coupled to a second lever arm of the one or more second lever arms and
the sub-chassis, wherein rotating the one or more first lever arms away from the chassis applies a force through each corresponding
second lever arm and camming feature to the sub-chassis to disconnect the sub-chassis from the chassis.

US Pat. No. 9,629,228

ELECTRIC ENERGY SUPPLY DEVICE WITH DATA BRIDGE FUNCTION AND WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

HEP TECH CO., LTD., Taic...

1. An electric energy supply device, connecting to at least one lighting device, comprising:
a first wireless communication module, operable to receive or transmit a first control signal based on a first wireless network
communication protocol;

a multiplexing module, connected to the first wireless communication module and operable to identify a communication protocol
type of the first control signal;

a translation module operable to receive or transmit the first control signal based on the first wireless network communication
protocol, and a second control signal based on a second wireless network communication protocol, and capable of converting
the second control signal into a converted signal based on the first wireless network communication protocol; and

a driving module, connected to the multiplexing module and operable to drive the lighting device according to the first control
signal;

wherein after the multiplexing module receives the first control signal from the first wireless communication module, the
multiplexing module identifies the communication protocol type so as to determine whether to control the driving module to
drive the lighting device according to the first control signal or transmit the first control signal to a first controlled
device corresponding to the communication protocol type to remotely control the first controlled device by using other electric
energy supply devices as a data bridge path.

US Pat. No. 9,629,188

MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD AND MOBILE STATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

9. A mobile station comprising:
a communication interface configured to receive a first frequency band indicator indicating only a first frequency band and
a second frequency band indicator indicating at least a second frequency band and a third frequency band in order of narrowing
bandwidth; and

circuitry configured to
perform a connection process in the first frequency band when the mobile station is compatible with the first frequency band
indicated by the first frequency band indicator;

determine whether the mobile station is compatible with the second frequency band indicated by the second frequency band indicator
when the mobile station is not compatible with the first frequency band indicated by the first frequency band indicator;

perform a connection process in the second frequency band, which is first indicated by the received second band indicator,
when the mobile station is compatible with the second frequency band indicated by the second frequency band indicator;

determine whether the mobile station is compatible with the third frequency band indicated by the second frequency band indicator
when the mobile station is not compatible with the second frequency band indicated by the second frequency band indicator;
and

perform a connection process in the third frequency band when the mobile station is compatible with the third frequency band
indicated by the second frequency band indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,629,163

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR CHANNEL ARRANGEMENT AND RADIO COMMUNICATION

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A receiving apparatus, comprising:
a receiver, which, in operation, receives data transmitted on Physical Resource Blocks (PRBs), to which Distributed Virtual
Resource Blocks (DVRBs) with consecutive DVRB numbers are mapped, the DVRB numbers being interleaved, wherein two DVRBs are
mapped to PRBs in a same frequency within a subframe, a difference between DVRB numbers of the two DVRBs is less than or equal
to two, and each of the PRBs is comprised of a plurality of subcarriers; and

circuity, which, in operation, decodes the data based on allocation information indicating one or more DVRBs allocated to
the receiving apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,627,855

SURGE ARRESTER

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A surge arrester comprising:
a gas-tight discharge chamber formed by an insulating body, the insulating body having a wall and end faces at ends of the
wall; and

only two electrodes,
wherein the two electrodes extend into the discharge chamber and comprise an electrode spacing with respect to one another
and a wall spacing with respect to an inner wall of the insulating body, wherein the electrode spacing is less than or equal
to twice the wall spacing,

wherein each electrode comprises a base region arranged at one of the end faces of the insulating body, and a pin-shaped free
end that extends into the discharge chamber,

wherein the base region is embodied in an essentially disc-shaped manner,
wherein the wall spacing is a spacing between an outer side face of the free end and the adjacent inner wall of the insulating
body, and

wherein the electrode spacing is a spacing between outer faces of the free ends facing each other.

US Pat. No. 9,626,863

INTERMEDIATE COMPUTING DEVICE THAT USES NEAR-FIELD ACOUSTIC SIGNALS TO CONFIGURE AN END USER DEVICE

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. A method for operating an intermediate computing device to configure an end-user device, the method being implemented by
one or more processors of the intermediate computing device and comprising:
accessing, using the intermediate computing device, a network service to determine account information of the end-user device;
determining, using the intermediate computing device, a set of configuration parameters based on the determined account information
of the end-user device;

generating at least a portion of an acoustic configuration file that embeds the configuration parameters; and
playing back the acoustic configuration file to generate an acoustic signal that conveys the configuration parameters to the
end-user device, wherein

the generating at least a portion of the acoustic configuration file includes: receiving a first acoustic configuration file
from a network server, the first acoustic configuration file including a first set of configuration parameters;

determining, on the intermediate computing device, a second set of configuration parameters; and
generating a second acoustic configuration file that includes the first acoustic configuration file, the second acoustic configuration
file including the first set of configuration parameters and the second set of configuration parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,629,210

DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR DRIVING A LED ARRAY

Richtek Technology Corp.,...

1. A driving circuit for driving a light emitting diode (LED) array, comprising:
a positive voltage output terminal to be coupled to an anode of the LED array;
a negative voltage output terminal to be coupled to a cathode of the LED array;
a rectifier configured to operably rectify an alternating current (AC) voltage to generate a direct current (DC) voltage;
a transistor coupled to the rectifier;
a circuit ground terminal;
a capacitor coupled between the positive voltage output terminal and the negative voltage output terminal;
a diode;
an inductor having a first terminal and a second terminal, coupled to the capacitor via the diode, and configured to operably
provide a current to charge the capacitor when the transistor is turned off; and

a control chip having a first pin coupled to the transistor and configured to operably provide a switching signal for controlling
switching of the transistor so as to generate a stable output voltage between the positive voltage output terminal and the
negative voltage output terminal, a second pin coupled to the circuit ground terminal, and a third pin configured to operably
detect a voltage of the inductor;

wherein, when the transistor is turned off, the control chip will directly detect the voltage of the inductor to acquire a
discharging time of the inductor and the output voltage for implementing a zero-current switching function and an over-voltage
protection function respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,629,293

CHIP REMOVING DEVICE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A chip removing device, comprising:
a handle;
a heat supply unit mounted at one end of the handle,
a detachable chip heating head provided on one side of the heat supply unit away from the handle;
a temperature controller in signal communication with the heat supply unit for controlling a temperature output by the heat
supply unit; and

a gripping mechanism mounted to the handle for picking up a chip to be removed from a glass panel;
wherein the gripping mechanism comprises:
an operating rod positioned on one side of the handle;
a connecting rod with one end thereof pivotably connected to the operating rod at a first pivoting point and the other end
thereof fixedly connected to the handle;

a first gripping rod and a second gripping rod disposed opposite to each other for gripping the chip to be removed, wherein
the first gripping rod is pivotably connected to one end of the heat supply unit and the second gripping rod is pivotably
connected to the other end of the heat supply unit, and the two ends of the heat supply unit are positioned at the same height;

a first transmission rod with a first end thereof pivotably connected to the operating rod at a second pivoting point and
a second end thereof pivotably connected to a non-gripping end of the first gripping rod, the second pivoting point being
positioned below the first pivoting point; and

a second transmission rod with a first end thereof pivotably connected to the operating rod at a third pivoting point and
a second end thereof pivotably connected to a non-gripping end of the second gripping rod, the third pivoting point being
positioned above the first pivoting point,

wherein, when the operating rod moves towards the handle under a force, a distance between a gripping end of the first gripping
rod and a gripping end of the second gripping rod decreases to grip and pick up the chip to be removed.

US Pat. No. 9,629,196

METHOD OF MANAGING THE CONNECTIVITY OF A TERMINAL

Buzzinbees, Seyssinet Pa...

1. A method for managing the connectivity of a terminal connectable to a cellular communication network, the method comprising
the following steps performed in the terminal:
determining whether configuration conditions required for enabling connection of the terminal to the network are met,
enabling connection of the terminal to the network only if the required configuration conditions are met; preventing connection
of the terminal to the network if the required configuration conditions are not met,

disconnecting the terminal with respect to the cellular communication network in response to:
the sending of a signalling message demanding disconnection of the terminal, the signalling message being sent by a non-transitory
management module within the cellular network for managing the connectivity of the terminal, the non-transitory management
module being distinct from the terminal, the signalling message being sent to a non-transitory connection module responsible
for the radio connection of the terminal to the cellular communication network, the disconnection of the terminal from the
cellular communication network being done by said non-transitory connection module,

wherein the non-transitory management module comprises a database saved in data storage means and indexed by a subscription
identifier (IMSI) of the terminals,

wherein the database stores a configuration profile for the terminal, and
wherein the sending by the non-transitory management module of a signalling message demanding disconnection of the terminal
depends on said configuration profile.

US Pat. No. 9,629,183

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL AND METHOD TO COMMUNICATE USER DATA WITHIN AN UPLINK RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A mobile communications terminal, comprising:
a transceiver configured to transmit uplink random access channel (RACH) messages on a radio interface to a base station of
a mobile communications network, the radio interface provided by the base station and the RACH messages identifying an uplink
RACH of the radio interface; and

circuitry configured to encode machine type communication (MTC) data within the uplink RACH by both preamble positioning within
RACH resources and selecting a transmission timing for RACH messages within sub-frames of the uplink RACH, the encoded MTC
data represented by the preamble position and the selected transmission timing, wherein

the transceiver transmits the MTC data via the uplink RACH to the base station by transmitting the RACH messages according
to the preamble position and the selected transmission timing.

US Pat. No. 9,629,171

METHOD FOR MILLIMETER WAVE BEAM TRACKING

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for use in a base station (BS) for handover of a communication link from a primary beam, the method comprising:
establishing a communication link with a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), wherein the communication link uses a primary
beam;

transmitting a request to the WTRU to perform at least one directional signal strength measurement on at least one signal
received by the WTRU;

transmitting a request to the WTRU to provide location data associated with the WTRU;
receiving at least one performed directional signal strength measurement from the WTRU;
receiving location data associated with the WTRU;
generating a directional radio environment map (DREM) based on the at least one received directional signal strength measurement
from the WTRU and the received location data associated with the WTRU; and

performing a handover of the communication link from the primary beam to a secondary beam, on a condition that the primary
beam is disrupted, wherein the secondary beam is selected based on the generated DREM.

US Pat. No. 9,628,947

WEARABLE MAP AND IMAGE DISPLAY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A wearable electronic device comprising:
an annular touch sensitive display:
a plurality of sensors including a plurality of image sensors, a location sensor, and a direction sensor, wherein the plurality
of image sensors are located in an annular fashion around the annular touch sensitive a touchscreen display; and

a controller coupled to the annular touch sensitive display and the plurality of sensors, the controller to turn on, automatically,
the device and execute mapping and imaging functions in response to proximity of the device to a predetermined geographical
location stored in the device and to generate an annular image on the annular touch sensitive display that comprises search
results and/or a plurality of images, wherein the search results and the plurality of images are displayed relative to a direction
of a user of the wearable electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,626,980

METHOD OF QUANTIZING LINEAR PREDICTIVE CODING COEFFICIENTS, SOUND ENCODING METHOD, METHOD OF DE-QUANTIZING LINEAR PREDICTIVE CODING COEFFICIENTS, SOUND DECODING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREFOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A decoding method comprising:
selecting, based on a parameter from a bitstream including at least one of an encoded audio signal and an encoded speech signal,
one of a first decoding scheme without inter-frame prediction and a second decoding scheme with the inter-frame prediction;
and

decoding, performed by a processor, the bitstream, based on the selected decoding scheme, for reconstruction of audio or speech,
wherein the first decoding scheme comprises a trellis-structured de-quantizer with block constraints and an intra-frame predictor,
wherein both the first decoding scheme and the second decoding scheme are configured to perform decoding by using an identical
number of bits per frame, and

wherein the bitstream is obtained based on a voiced coding mode from among a plurality of coding modes.

US Pat. No. 9,627,859

SPARK GAP ARRANGEMENT

EPCOS AG, Munich (DE)

1. A spark gap arrangement having a triggerable spark gap (TF) and a trigger circuit (TRG), which comprises a first and a
second charge store (C1, C2), a first resistor (R1), a triggerable dissipation element (SF, SF3, TD, TH) and a transformer (T1), the trigger circuit (TRG) being set up
to intermediately store the energy of an input pulse supplied to the input side of the trigger circuit (TRG), wherein storage
takes place at least by means of the first charge store (C1); and

to transfer a part of the stored energy to the second charge store (C2) via the first resistor (R1);

wherein the triggerable dissipation element (SF, SF3, TD, TH) is set up to turn on on the basis of a voltage across the second charge store (C2) and to discharge the first charge store (C1) via a primary side (T11) of the transformer (T1); and

wherein a secondary side (T12) of the transformer (T1) is connected to a main electrode (HE) of the triggerable spark gap (TF) and to a trigger electrode (TE) of the triggerable
spark gap (TF).

US Pat. No. 9,629,256

TOOLS FOR SEATING CONNECTORS ON SUBSTRATES

Flextronics Corporation, ...

1. A connector tool for seating a connector having an array of connector pins onto a substrate comprising:
a machined structure comprising:
an interconnected structure comprising:
a planar surface that contacts the connector without touching the connector pins, and
one or more contours that define a plurality of slots for mating with the array of connector pins, wherein each contour is
H-shaped, and wherein each contour includes two or more slots for mating concurrently with the two or more connector pins.

US Pat. No. 9,629,223

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE COMPRISING TWO INTERFACES

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:
a first interface for supplying energy to the light-emitting device; and
a second interface for transmitting one control signal or multiple control signals for controlling a lighting property of
a lighting source of the light-emitting device,

wherein the one or more control signals include a dimming signal for controlling a light intensity of the lighting source
and a flash signal for controlling at least one of lighting frequency and lighting duration of the lighting source,

wherein the second interface is designed to transmit, receive, or emit a status signal or a fault signal,
wherein the light-emitting device includes a 5-pole plug connector, which includes the first interface and the second interface,
and

wherein the 5-pole plug connector includes 5 contacts in which the first contact is allocated a supply voltage, the second
contact is allocated the flash signal, the third contact is allocated a ground, the fourth contact is allocated the dimming
signal, and the fifth contact is allocated the fault signal.

US Pat. No. 9,629,215

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:
a tube provided with a first pin and a second pin for receiving an external driving signal from one end of the tube;
a first rectifying circuit, coupled to the first and second pins for rectifying the external driving signal to generate a
rectified signal, the first rectifying circuit including a terminal adapter circuit having two fuses respectively coupled
to the first and second pins;

a filtering circuit, coupled to the first rectifying circuit for filtering the rectified signal to generate a filtered signal;
an LED lighting module coupled to the filtering circuit, the LED lighting module including an LED module, wherein the LED
lighting module is configured to receive the filtered signal and generate a driving signal, and the LED module is configured
to receive the driving signal to emit light; and

an anti-flickering circuit, coupled between the filtering circuit and the LED lighting module, wherein, the anti-flickering
circuit is configured to, when a peak value of the filtered signal exceeds a minimum conduction voltage of the LED module,
reduce flickering effect in light emission of the LED module by allowing flow of a current higher than a predetermined anti-flickering
current to pass through the anti-flickering circuit,

wherein the LED module is formed on an LED light strip, and
wherein the LED light strip includes at least a first pad connected to the filtering circuit, and at least a through hole
adjacent to the first pad.

US Pat. No. 9,629,161

MANAGED ACCESS TO MULTIPLE WIRELESS CARRIERS

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, from a network device, a geographic configuration for a mobile station, wherein the geographic configuration (a)
is for a geographic area and (b) identifies a plurality of wireless carriers providing wireless services within the geographic
area;

receiving, from the network device, a station-type configuration (a) specifying criteria in which the mobile station is to
switch from using at least one primary wireless carrier identified in the geographic configuration to at least one secondary
wireless carrier identified in the geographic configuration, and (b) specifying information identifying the manner in which
the mobile station is designated to react to one or more wireless service issues;

identifying a primary wireless carrier, indicated in the received geographic configuration, associated with the geographic
area from the plurality of wireless carriers; and

after initiating a session with the primary wireless carrier, terminating the session with the primary wireless carrier based
in part on the specified information of the station-type configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,629,242

OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. An optically transparent electrode produced by joining two optically transparent conductive materials each having, on one
side of optically transparent base materials, a large lattice formed of a grid-like conductive part and a connector which
has at least one connector lattice and which electrically connects adjacent large lattices, said connector being formed of
said connector lattice only or of said connector lattice and said accompanying adjacent lattices, wherein
the two optically transparent conductive materials are overlapped so that the centers of the connectors thereof approximately
coincide,

the connector lattices of the two optically transparent conductive materials are different in size and approximately similar
in shape, and

at least one of the two optically transparent conductive materials has a broken lattice where a part of a thin line is broken
and electrical conductivity is lost at a position corresponding to the overlapped connectors and/or to a portion surrounded
by the large lattice and the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,629,224

LIGHTING DEVICE

OSRAM GMBH, Munich (DE)

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a tube having an interior and at least one open end;
at least one end cap affixed at the at least one open end of the tube, the at least one end cap having an interior volume
defining a space adjacent to or coextensive with the interior of the tube,

a lighting assembly arranged in the interior of the tube,
a light emitting device (LED) driver for the lighting assembly; wherein the LED driver is arranged in the interior of the
tube,

an antenna, and
a wireless communication circuit for conducting wireless communication, the antenna being provided in the space and the wireless
communication circuit being provided in the tube or at least partially provided in the space, and one side of the wireless
communication circuit being connected to the driver and the other side thereof being connected to the antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,629,218

THERMAL PROTECTION FOR LED BLEEDER IN FAULT CONDITION

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. A bleeder circuit for use with a driver circuit, the driver circuit including input circuitry that receives an ac input
signal and outputs a rectified voltage signal at a positive terminal, the driver circuit further including converter and output
circuitry operably coupled to a plurality of light-emitting diodes (LEDs), the bleeder circuit comprising:
a first resistor coupled to the positive terminal;
a heat sensor positioned to detect an increase in temperature of the first resistor, the heat sensor producing a heat sense
signal in response thereto;

a bleeder heat controller coupled to receive the heat sense signal and produce a heat control signal in response thereto,
a switching device coupled to receive the heat control signal, the switching device controlling a first bleeder current flowing
through the first resistor, the switching device turning off in response to the temperature of the first resistor exceeding
a predetermined threshold, thereby decoupling the bleeder circuit from the driver circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,629,150

PERMITTING MEDIA CONTENTION IN THE PRESENCE OF CONFLICTING DIFFERENT WIRELESS OPERATIONS

Atmel Corporation, San J...

1. A method of performing unbiased media contention in a presence of conflicting wireless operation of data transmission,
the method comprising:
determining, by a processor, an end of a first wireless transmission using a first wireless communications protocol;
determining, by the processor, a media contention for the wireless medium associated with a second wireless communications
protocol, where the second wireless communications protocol is different than the first wireless communications protocol;

determining, by the processor, a backoff time for the media contention, where the backoff time is determined based on a random
number and a duration of the first wireless transmission, wherein the backoff time is a mean backoff time equal to a uniform
mean backoff time minus a ratio of the first wireless transmission duration to a total backoff period;

determining, by the processor, if the backoff time is reached by a backoff timer; and
responsive to the backoff time being reached, starting, by the processor, the second wireless transmission using the second
wireless communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,629,257

INTELLIGENT SOLDERING CARTRIDGE FOR AUTOMATIC SOLDERING CONNECTION VALIDATION

OK INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

12. An intelligent soldering cartridge comprising:
a housing;
a solder tip;
a heater for heating the solder tip;
a processor for determining an amount of a dispensed solder for a solder joint from an image of the solder joint being soldered
by the intelligent soldering cartridge, comparing the amount of the dispensed solder to an amount of solder needed for the
solder joint to determine how much of the dispensed solder is dissipated onto the solder joint, and generating an indication
signal indicating that a reliable solder joint connection is formed when the dispensed solder has filled the solder joint
within a predetermined tolerance; and

an interface for transmitting the indication signal.

US Pat. No. 9,628,621

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO A VISUAL PHONE MENU

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method for accessing a response tree in a voice response system, comprising:
receiving a call from a calling device to the voice response system;
tracking state information corresponding to accessing the response tree by voice prompts, wherein the state information includes
information about a path navigated through the response tree by the voice prompts;

switching the call from accessing the response tree using voice prompts to accessing the response tree using a visual phone
menu (VPM) using the state information; and

using the information about the path navigated through the response tree by the voice prompts to facilitate backwards navigation
in the response tree using the VPM.

US Pat. No. 9,627,975

MODULATED POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD WITH AUTOMATIC TRANSITION BETWEEN BUCK AND BOOST MODES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A modulated power supply system comprising:
a switching converter configured to provide a switching voltage at an output terminal for supplying modulated power to a load;
and

a controller configured to perform steps to:
determine if the modulated power supply system is operating in an average power tracking (APT) mode;
operate the modulated power supply system in a buck mode if the APT mode is determined to be enabled;
monitor a switching output voltage of the modulated power supply system to detect a signal indicative of a first predetermined
condition corresponding to a drop below a regulated voltage level of the switching output voltage;

automatically transition from the buck mode to a boost mode if the first predetermined condition exists for a predetermined
time;

monitor the switching output voltage of the modulated power supply system to detect a signal indicative of a second predetermined
condition corresponding to a rise above the regulated voltage level of the switching output voltage;

automatically transition from the boost mode to the buck mode if the second predetermined condition exists for the predetermined
period; and

repeat the steps until the controller determines that the APT mode is no longer enabled.

US Pat. No. 9,625,309

DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A BIDIRECTIONAL REFLECTANCE DISTRIBUTION FUNCTION OF A SUBJECT

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. Device for determining a bidirectional reflectance distribution function of a subject comprising:
a light source for producing an incident light and directing said incident light onto a subject at a predetermined zenith
angle and at a predetermined azimuth angle;

means for displacing said light source at any location on the periphery of a hemispherical area centered on the subject;
means for measuring the bidirectional reflectance distribution function of the subject from one fixed location, said fixed
location being preferably aligned with a normal direction defined by the subject;

a control unit adapted to control said displacing means and/or said measuring means;
wherein said displacing means comprises:
an arc-shaped arm at one end of which is fixedly connected the light source, said arc-shaped arm being slideably connected
to a first support through sliding means, thus permitting the adjustment of said zenith angle; and

means for pivoting said first support about said normal direction, thus permitting the adjustment of said azimuth angle.

US Pat. No. 9,629,255

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR ATTACHING A CHIP TO A PRINTED CONDUCTIVE SURFACE

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method for attaching a chip to a printed conductive surface, the method comprising:
forming the printed conductive surface on a substrate by means of printed electronics to establish at least one conductive
pattern on the substrate;

heating the chip to a first temperature, which is lower than what the chip and the substrate can stand without being damaged
by the heat; and

pressing the chip at the first temperature against the at least one conductive pattern established by the printed conductive
surface with a first pressing force, wherein a heated roll is configured to transfer heat to the chip during pressing of the
chip at the first temperature, and wherein the heated roll presses the chip against the printed conductive surface in a nip
between the heated roll and a support roll, wherein a carrier band provides the chip to the nip for disposition on the substrate
and wherein the carrier band brings the chip into thermal contact with the heated roll prior to pressing the chip;

wherein a combination of said first temperature and said first pressing force is sufficient to at least partly locally melt
a material of the at least one conductive pattern established by the printed conductive surface.

US Pat. No. 9,628,906

METHOD AND ELECTRICAL INTERFACE CIRCUIT ENABLING MULTIPLEXING

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. An electrical interface circuit comprising:
a microphone circuit;
a battery charger circuit; and
an electrical connector for connecting said electrical interface circuit to an external device, the electrical connector having
a pin on which signals are multiplexed for connecting either the battery charger circuit to an external supply voltage or
the microphone circuit to an external microphone,

wherein
the battery charger circuit includes an amplifying circuit for controlling voltage or current to a battery during battery
charging, and a p-type power transistor,

the pin is connected to the microphone circuit and to a source of the p-type power transistor,
when a voltage applied to the pin exceeds the battery voltage, the p-type power transistor provides current from the pin to
the battery charger circuit, and, when the voltage applied to the pin does not exceed the battery voltage, the charger circuit
and battery is disconnected from the pin, and

the battery charger circuit comprises a resistor connected between a gate and a drain of the p-type power transistor such
that, when the voltage applied to the pin exceeds the battery voltage, the p-type power transistor provides current to the
battery charger circuit, and, when the voltage applied to the pin does not exceed the battery voltage, the battery charger
circuit is disconnected from the pin.

US Pat. No. 9,625,129

LED TUBE LIGHT

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An LED tube light, comprising:
a plurality of LED light sources;
a light tube including a main region, a plurality of end regions, and a plurality of transition regions;
an LED light bar, disposed inside the light tube, the LED light sources being mounted on the LED light bar;
a magnetic metal member; and
a plurality of end caps, each of the end caps having an electrically-insulating tubular part;
wherein each of the end caps is sleeved over a respective end region of the light tube, an outer diameter of each end region
is less than the outer diameter of the main region, the outer diameter of the main region is substantially the same as the
outer diameter of each end cap, each transition region forms a curved region, the magnetic metal member is fixedly arranged
on an inner circumferential surface of the electrically-insulating tubular part, and bonded to an outer peripheral surface
of the light tube using a hot melt adhesive formed between the outer peripheral surface of the light tube at one end region
and the inner circumferential surface of the electrically-insulating tubular part of one end cap, the hot melt adhesive does
not spillover through the gap between the one end cap and one of the transition regions, and outer surfaces of the transition
regions are under compression and inner surfaces of the transition regions are under tension.

US Pat. No. 9,628,823

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING REDUCED RESOLUTION UPDATE MODE FOR MULTI-VIEW VIDEO CODING

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A video encoder, comprising:
a deblocking filter to be applied on a given block of an image from a multi-view video sequence to be encoded based on cross-view
prediction and temporal prediction, wherein said deblocking filter has a strength that can be controlled according to a comparison
between a prediction type information associated with said given block, and a prediction type information associated with
a neighborhood block of said given block, said prediction type information being either a temporal prediction information
or a cross view prediction information, and wherein said strength is stronger when said prediction type information of said
given block and said neighborhood block are different.

US Pat. No. 9,626,971

SPEAKER RECOGNITION

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

24. A method for text-dependent Speaker Recognition using a text-dependent and a text-independent system, wherein a model
for the text-dependent system is adapted in an unsupervised way, and wherein, in addition, a model for the text-independent
system for the speaker and the phrase is built,
wherein the model uses Bayesian inference to link observed parameters and hidden parameters,
wherein the observed parameters are the feature vectors xnmt of utterance m of speaker n and time index t, and

wherein the hidden parameters are at least one of a group of:
the speaker factor yn for each speaker n,

the channel factors unm of the utterance m of speaker n,

the active state snmt generating the feature vector xnmt, and

the active component znmt generating the feature vector xnmt.

US Pat. No. 9,625,682

IMAGING LENS

OPTICAL LOGIC INC., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:
a first lens having positive refractive power;
a second lens having negative refractive power;
a third lens having refractive power;
a fourth lens having refractive power; and
a fifth lens having refractive power, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens is formed in a shape so that a curvature radius of a surface thereof on the object side is positive,
said third lens is formed in a shape so that a curvature radius of a surface thereof on the object side is positive,
said fourth lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side and a surface thereof on the image plane
side are aspheric,

said fifth lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side and a surface thereof on the image plane
side are aspheric,

said fifth lens is formed in the shape so that a curvature radius of the surface thereof on the image plane side is positive
near an optical axis thereof, and

said fourth lens has an Abbe's number ?d4 and said fifth lens has an Abbe's number ?d5 so that the following conditional expressions are satisfied:

?d4<35

45

US Pat. No. 9,629,200

CONTROLLING CONNECTION STATES OF A MOBILE TERMINAL BASED ON COMMUNICATION ACTIVITY

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method of controlling a connection of a terminal being attached to a communication network, wherein a connectivity change
from a connected mode into a non-connected mode is performed as a result of monitoring a data transmission activity with respect
to the terminal, comprising:
obtaining a terminal class according to a technical capability, a configuration and/or a subscription associated to the terminal,
determining the inactivity timeout value according to the terminal class associated to the terminal, and
changing the connectivity from the connected mode into the non-connected mode if a monitored time without data transmission
activity exceeds the obtained inactivity timeout value,

wherein the inactivity timeout value is modified or adapted in an instance where a connectivity change back to the connected
mode is detected with respect to the terminal within a first predetermined verification time period after the connectivity
has changed from the connected mode to the non-connected mode.

US Pat. No. 9,629,056

METHOD OF CONTROLLING HANDOVER BY USER EQUIPMENT

Optis Circuit Technology,...

1. A method for a user equipment controlling handover between cells in a cellular network, the method comprising:
estimating, by the user equipment, a risk of an ineffective handover for the user equipment; and
when said estimated risk is above a threshold, changing, by the user equipment, value of at least one handover trigger parameter
for the user equipment to reduce a future risk of an ineffective handover by the user equipment,

wherein said changing includes
changing a value of a Time To Trigger parameter;
if said changing of the value of the Time To Trigger parameter does not lead to a next effective handover for the user equipment,
changing a value of a handover Power Hysteresis parameter;

if said changing the value of the handover Power Hysteresis parameter does not lead to a next effective handover for the user
equipment, changing both the value of the Time To Trigger parameter and the value of the handover Power Hysteresis parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,627,883

MULTIPLE PORT RF SWITCH ESD PROTECTION USING SINGLE PROTECTION STRUCTURE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. Antenna switching circuitry comprising:
a plurality of communication ports;
an antenna port;
a plurality of switches configured to selectively couple one or more of the plurality of communication ports to the antenna
port; and

a plurality of ESD protection devices each directly coupled between a different one of the plurality of communication ports
and ground, wherein there is a greater number of communication ports than ESD protection devices in the antenna switching
circuitry and each one of the plurality of ESD protection devices comprises:

a first transistor including a drain contact coupled to one of the plurality of communication ports, a source contact, and
a gate contact coupled to the source contact through a first resistor; and

a second transistor including a drain contact coupled to the source contact of the first transistor, a source contact coupled
to ground, and a gate contact coupled to the drain contact through a second resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,625,137

LED TUBE LIGHT WITH BENDABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube light, comprising:
a plurality of LED light sources;
an end cap;
a light tube extending in a first direction along a length of the light tube, and having an end attached to the end cap;
a power supply comprising a circuit board and one or more circuit elements, disposed in the end cap; and
an LED light bar extending in the first direction, and disposed inside the light tube, the LED light sources being mounted
on the LED light bar, the LED light sources and the power supply being electrically connected by the LED light bar;

wherein the LED light bar is substantially linearly configured and includes a bendable circuit board, the bendable circuit
board is made of one conductive layer and one dielectric layer to form a two-layered structure, the dielectric layer is disposed
on a surface of the conductive layer that is away from the LED light sources and the dielectric layer is fixed to an inner
circumferential surface of the light tube, the LED light sources are disposed on the conductive layer and are electrically
connected to the power supply by the conductive layer therebetween, the bendable circuit board has a first end and a second
end opposite each other along the first direction, and at least the first end of the bendable circuit board is bent away from
the light tube to form a freely extending end portion, wherein the freely extending end portion is an integral portion of
the bendable circuit board and extends to be disposed in the end cap and is directly soldered to the power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,622,998

RAPID-ACTING, BLOOD-ARGININE-LEVEL-INCREASABLE ORAL PREPARATION COMPRISING CITRULLINE AND ARGININE

Kyowa Hakko Bio Co., Ltd....

1. A method of rapid-actingly increasing a level of nitrogen oxides (NOx) in the blood of a subject in need of rapid-acting increase in the level of NOx in the blood comprising administering (a) citrulline or a salt thereof and (b) arginine or a salt thereof at 200 mg-3 g as
the total amount of citrulline or salt thereof and arginine or salt thereof at one time so as to increase the level of NOx in the blood of the subject within 1 hour after the administration of citrulline or salt thereof and arginine or salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,627,917

DEVICE FOR WIRELESS CHARGING CIRCUIT

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A device for wireless charging circuit, the device comprising:
a primary circuit box, which comprises at least one first switch unit;
a secondary circuit box, which comprises at least one second switch unit;
a transmission plate, which comprises a primary inductor of a transformer and a primary compensation capacitor, the primary
inductor being coupled in series with the primary compensation capacitor; and

a receiving plate, which comprises a secondary inductor of the transformer;
wherein the transmission plate and the receiving plate are magnetically coupled with each other; the transmission plate is
coupled with the primary circuit box; and the receiving plate is coupled with the secondary circuit box; and

the transmission plate is a closed container, and the receiving plate is a closed container.

US Pat. No. 9,626,326

DATA STORAGE EXPANDING APPARATUS

Super Micro Computer Inc....

1. A data storage expanding apparatus electrically coupled to a terminal equipment and a plurality of data storage groups,
each data storage group comprising a plurality of data storage devices, the data storage expanding apparatus configured to
transmit an operating data signal between the terminal equipment and a particular data storage device, the data storage expanding
apparatus comprising:
a data storage expanding module, electrically coupled to the terminal equipment, for hosting or controlling communication
between the terminal equipment and the data storage devices; and

a plurality of signal expanding modules, for facilitating the communication between the data storage expanding module and
the data storage devices, electrically coupled in series, and to the data storage groups, respectively; and one of the signal
expanding modules electrically coupled to the data storage expanding module;

wherein the operating data signal is transmitted to the signal expanding module via the data storage expanding module electrically
connected to the signal expanding module, and then transmitted to particular data storage device via the signal expanding
module;

wherein each signal expanding module comprises a master signal expanding component and a plurality of slave signal expanding
components; the slave signal expanding components are coupled to the master signal expanding component and the data storage
devices for facilitating and transmitting the operating data signal between the master signal expanding component and the
data storage devices; and

wherein the master signal expanding components are electrically connected in series, and only one of the master signal expanding
components is coupled to the data storage expanding module and the slave signal expanding components, for gathering and transmitting
the operating data signal between the data storage expanding module, the slave signal expanding components, and the other
master signal expanding components.

US Pat. No. 9,628,840

PORTABLE VEHICLE ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEMS WITH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION OF ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. A portable in-flight entertainment system for an aircraft, comprising:
a portable housing comprising a crew portable canister transportable onto the aircraft;
a transceiver configured to communicate through radio frequency (RF) signals with Portable Electronic Devices (PEDs) operated
by passengers;

at least one processor;
at least one memory, wherein the at least one memory is coupled to the at least one processor and comprises entertainment
content and further comprises computer readable program code executed by the at least one processor to perform operations
comprising:

communicating a list, of at least some of the entertainment content available in the at least one memory, to the PEDs;
receiving a content selection message through the transceiver from one of the PEDs that requests communication of a selected
one of the entertainment content identified in the list; and

communicating the selected one of the entertainment content through the transceiver to the one of the PEDs; and
wherein the transceiver, the at least one processor, and the at least one memory are enclosed within the portable housing.

US Pat. No. 9,623,950

FUSELAGE AIRFRAME

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A fuselage airframe of a helicopter comprising a subfloor compartment for a fuel tank, encompassed by a concave cover shell,
standard frames and a floor panel covering the subfloor compartment above the concave cover shell, wherein at least one differential
frame is mounted to the concave cover shell, the at least one differential frame being perpendicular and symmetric with regard
to a longitudinal axis and having an upper section above the floor panel and a lower section below the floor panel and respectively
lateral frame root regions merging the upper and lower sections, the at least one differential frame partitioning the subfloor
compartment between the standard frames, wherein the lower section of the at least one differential frame has a web with variable-heights
with respect to the cover shell between a minimum height at the longitudinal axis and a maximum height at the lateral frame
root regions, and wherein at least one transversal beam is provided, bridging the entire web portion of the lower section
with the variable-height of the at least one differential frame and being hingedly attached at its both lateral ends to the
lower section of the at least one differential frame by means of at least one bolt.

US Pat. No. 9,629,295

SOLDERING STATION WITH AUTOMATIC SOLDERING CONNECTION VALIDATION

OK INTERNATIONAL, INC., ...

17. A method performed by a soldering station for a soldering joint connection validation, the soldering station including
a camera for capturing respective images of the soldering joint from different views, the method comprising:
determining an amount of solder needed for the soldering joint by capturing a reference image of the soldering joint by the
camera, before a soldering event for forming the soldering joint starts;

capturing a current image of the soldering joint by the camera, after the soldering event starts to dispense solder at the
soldering joint;

comparing a value of each pixel in the current image to corresponding pixel values in the reference image to detect any color
changes of the pixels to detect an occurrence of a liquidus of the dispensed solder;

after detection of the occurrence of the liquidus, determining an amount of the dispensed solder from the current image;
comparing the amount of the dispensed solder to the determined amount of solder needed;
repeating the comparing of the amount of the dispensed solder until the dispensed solder has filled the soldering joint, within
a predetermined tolerance; and

activating an indicator to indicate a good soldering joint connection, when the dispensed solder has filled the soldering
joint within the predetermined tolerance.

US Pat. No. 9,629,211

LED TUBE LAMP WITH IMPROVED COMPATIBILITY WITH AN ELECTRICAL BALLAST

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:
a lamp tube;
a first external connection terminal coupled to the lamp tube and for receiving an external driving signal;
a second external connection terminal coupled to the lamp tube and for receiving an external driving signal;
a first rectifying circuit coupled to the first external connection terminal and configured to rectify the external driving
signal to produce a rectified signal;

a second rectifying circuit coupled to the second external connection terminal for rectifying the external driving signal;
a filtering circuit coupled to the first rectifying circuit and the second rectifying circuit, and configured to filter the
rectified signal to produce a filtered signal;

an LED lighting module coupled to the filtering circuit and configured to receive the filtered signal for emitting light;
and

a first ballast interface circuit coupled between the first rectifying circuit and the second external connection terminal,
wherein the first ballast interface circuit is configured such that when the external driving signal is initially input between
the first external connection terminal and the second external connection terminal, the first ballast interface circuit initially
conducts current bypassing the LED lighting module to prevent the LED tube lamp from emitting light, until the ballast interface
circuit enters an open-circuit state, allowing a current input at the first external connection terminal and second external
connection terminal to flow through the LED lighting module and thereby allowing the LED tube lamp to emit light.

US Pat. No. 9,628,040

CLASS D AMPLIFIER CIRCUIT

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A Class D amplifier circuit for receiving a digital input signal and outputting an analog output signal comprising:
a class-D output stage;
a digital modulator for generating at least one control signal for controlling said class-D output stage based on a modulator
input signal;

an error block for generating an error signal based on said analog output signal and said digital input signal;
a signal selector block configured to receive the error signal at a first input, receive a version of the digital input signal
at a second input and generate the modulator input signal; wherein:

said signal selector block is operable in a first mode and a second mode of operation, wherein:
in the first mode the modulator input signal is based at least in part on the error signal; and
in the second mode the modulator input signal is based on the digital input signal and is independent of the error signal;
and

a signal selection controller configured to control the mode of operation of the signal selector block based on an indication
of the amplitude of the digital input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,629,206

REDUCING OUTPUT RIPPLE CURRENT AND PROTECTING INVERTER SWITCHES DURING NON-ZERO VOLTAGE SWITCHING FOR ISOLATED BUCK CONVERTERS

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. An isolated buck converter operable to receive a direct current (DC) voltage from a power source and provide a substantially
DC output voltage to a load, said isolated buck converter comprising:
a high switch connected to the power source;
a low switch connected to the high switch and a ground of the power source, the connection between the high switch and the
low switch forming a first junction;

a high bulk capacitor connected to the power source;
a low bulk capacitor connected to the high bulk capacitor and to the ground of the power source, the connection between the
high bulk capacitor and the low bulk capacitor forming a second junction;

an isolating transformer having a primary winding and a secondary winding, wherein the primary winding is connected between
the first junction and the second junction;

a rectifier connected to the secondary winding of the isolating transformer;
an output inductor connected to an output of the rectifier, wherein the output inductor is configured to provide the DC output
voltage to the load; and

a switch controller connected to the high switch and to the low switch, wherein said switch controller is configured to
control the high switch and the low switch via pulse width modulation, and
increase a frequency of the pulse width modulation as a current from the output inductor to the load decreases to operate
the output inductor in a continuous current mode.

US Pat. No. 9,627,959

SWITCH POWER CONVERTER AND FREQUENCY RESPONSE CHARACTERISTIC TESTING AND ADJUSTING METHOD THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A switch power converter comprising:
a switch power unit comprising at least a power switch;
a controller configured to generate a control signal for the power switch;
a detector configured to detect an output voltage signal and/or an output current signal of the switch power unit and output
a sampling signal; and

a testing and adjusting unit configured to receive the sampling signal and output a testing signal to the controller, the
testing and adjusting unit comprising:

a generator for generating an AC disturbing signal;
a test part for receiving the AC disturbing signal and the sampling signal so as to measure an open-loop transfer function
of the switch power converter, the test part comprising:

a compensator configured for receiving the sampling signal and for outputting a compensation signal; and
a signal combiner configured for receiving the compensation signal and the AC disturbing signal and for outputting a mix signal
to the controller; and

an adjusting part for adjusting the compensator to compensate the switch power converter when a frequency response characteristic
of the switch power converter does not match a target frequency response characteristic based on data tested by the test part,

wherein
the AC disturbing signal has a frequency that varies with time and causes a difference in the sampling signal and the testing
signal so as to test the open-loop transfer function of the switch power converter, and

the compensator compensates the frequency response characteristic of the switch power converter when the frequency response
characteristic of the switch power converter does not match the target frequency response characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,625,417

ION DETECTORS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method of detecting ions, the method comprising:
simultaneously detecting an input current signal at each dynode of a plurality of dynodes of an electron multiplier configured
to receive ions, in which each dynode is electrically coupled to a respective electrometer and wherein each dynode-electrometer
pair is electrically coupled to a first processor configured to simultaneously detect the input and output current signals
at each dynode of the plurality of dynodes; and

averaging the detected input current signals at each dynode with a detected current input signal above a noise current input
signal and below a saturation current input signal to determine a mean electron multiplier input current.

US Pat. No. 9,629,283

COMPRESSIBLE THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE ARTICLES

ROGERS CORPORATION, Roge...

25. A compressible thermally conductive sheet having a first and second heat transfer surface and a plurality of through holes
substantially transverse to the first and second heat transfer surfaces to provide a thermal pathway there between;
wherein said sheet comprises a foam polymeric pad having through holes that are filled with a non-foamed thermally conductive
composition comprising about 20% to 80 by weight of dispersed thermally-conductive particulate boron nitride filler having
on average a thermal conductivity of 25 to 500 W/m-K;

wherein the particular filler is dispersed in a polymeric matrix comprising the reaction product of two silicone resins, wherein
the cells of the polymeric foam pad have average cell diameters of about 20 to about 500 micrometer;

wherein the thermally-conductive sheet exhibits a compression set of 1 to 10% and a compression force deflection of 1 to 20
psi;

wherein the compressible thermally-conductive sheet has a thermal conductivity that is at least 0.75 W/m-K;
wherein the density of the through holes is 100,000 holes per square meter to 2 million holes per square meter; and
wherein the non-foamed thermally conductive composition is free from filler particles comprising metal.

US Pat. No. 9,627,875

WIRE PASS THROUGH DEVICE

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A device for sealing an interface having an opening for a wire to pass through the interface, the device comprising:
a pair of posts positioned on opposing sides of the opening;
a first sealing block having a body portion and a first protrusion that extends outwardly from the body portion of the first
sealing block, the first protrusion comprised of two points and a concave recess formed between the two points, the concave
recess sized to surround a first portion of the wire;

a second sealing block having a body portion with a recess extending inwardly into the body portion of the second sealing
block, the recess in the second sealing block sized to surround a second portion of the wire;

a first aperture within the first sealing block for accepting one of the posts;
a second aperture within the second sealing block for accepting the opposing post; and
wherein the recess in the second sealing block accepts the first protrusion in the first sealing block when the pair of posts
are positioned in the apertures.

US Pat. No. 9,627,989

THREE-LEVEL CONVERTER AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THREE-LEVEL CONVERTER

ABB Technology OY, (FI)

1. A three-level converter comprising three switching branches, each switching branch comprising:
a first controllable semiconductor switch and a second controllable semiconductor switch connected in series between a positive
direct current pole of the converter and an alternating current pole of the switching branch, wherein the first controllable
semiconductor switch is connected to the positive direct current pole of the converter;

a first diode connected in parallel to the first controllable semiconductor switch, and a second diode connected in parallel
to the second controllable semiconductor switch;

a third controllable semiconductor switch and a fourth controllable semiconductor switch connected in series between a negative
direct current pole of the converter and the alternating current pole of the switching branch, wherein the fourth controllable
semiconductor switch is connected to the negative direct current pole of the converter;

a third diode connected in parallel to the third controllable semiconductor switch, and a fourth diode connected in parallel
to the fourth controllable semiconductor switch;

a fifth controllable semiconductor switch connected between a neutral direct current pole of the converter and a connection
point between the first and second controllable semiconductor switches;

a sixth controllable semiconductor switch connected between the neutral direct current pole of the converter and a connection
point between the third and fourth controllable semiconductor switches; and

a fifth diode connected in parallel to the fifth controllable semiconductor switch, and a sixth diode connected in parallel
to the sixth controllable semiconductor switch; and

means for controlling the controllable semiconductor switches, wherein
a) the means for controlling the controllable semiconductor switches are configured to, when the converter is connected to
a three-phase alternating current network via the alternating current poles of the switching branches and the converter operates
as a rectifier:

control the third controllable semiconductor switch, the fourth controllable semiconductor switch and the fifth controllable
semiconductor switch of the switching branch having, out of all the switching branches, the most positive voltage in its alternating
current pole to be non-conductive for the whole period of time when the switching branch in question has the most positive
voltage in its alternating current pole; and

control the first controllable semiconductor switch, the second controllable semiconductor switch and the sixth controllable
semiconductor switch of the switching branch having, out of all the switching branches, the most negative voltage in its alternating
current pole to be non-conductive for the whole period of time when the switching branch in question has the most negative
voltage in its alternating current pole,

and wherein
b) the means for controlling the controllable semiconductor switches are configured to, when the converter is connected to
a three-phase alternating current network via the alternating current poles of the switching branches and the converter operates
as an inverter:

control the third controllable semiconductor switch, the fourth controllable semiconductor switch and the fifth controllable
semiconductor switch of the switching branch having, out of all the switching branches, the most positive voltage in its alternating
current pole to be non-conductive for the whole period of time when the switching branch in question has the most positive
voltage in its alternating current pole, and control the first controllable semiconductor switch and the second controllable
semiconductor switch of the switching branch having, out of all the switching branches, the most positive voltage in its alternating
current pole to be conductive for at least part of the period of time when the switching branch in question has the most positive
voltage in its alternating current pole; and

control the first controllable semiconductor switch, the second controllable semiconductor switch and the sixth controllable
semiconductor switch of the switching branch having, out of all the switching branches, the most negative voltage in its alternating
current pole to be non-conductive for the whole period of time when the switching branch in question has the most negative
voltage in its alternating current pole, and control the third controllable semiconductor switch and the fourth controllable
semiconductor switch of the switching branch having, out of all the switching branches, the most negative voltage in its alternating
current pole to be conductive for at least part of the period of time when the switching branch in question has the most negative
voltage in its alternating current pole.

US Pat. No. 9,623,963

PARTLY CRUCIFORM FLEXBEAM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A FLEXBEAM

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A partly cruciform flexbeam of a bearingless main rotor system of a helicopter with a hub drive and an airfoil blade, said
partly cruciform flexbeam comprising:
a flexbeam head with a flat bearing laminate at one end, the flexbeam head being adapted for releasable connection to the
airfoil blade;

a root end, the root end being opposed to the flexbeam head, the root end being adapted for releasable connection to the hub
drive, and

a flexbeam body between the flexbeam head and the root end, the flexbeam body being torsion soft with a substantially cruciform
cross section, the substantially cruciform cross section of the flexbeam body comprising bars and fillets, the bars being
integral with and essentially perpendicular to the fillets and the bars being in line with the flexbeam head, the flexbeam
body being assembled along the respective bars and fillets to the substantially cruciform cross section with separations at
least along the fillets, wherein

the fillets and the bars include a plurality of rovings, the plurality of rovings extending from at least beyond the separations
along the fillets of the flexbeam body and along the flexbeam head, and

at least two L-shaped integral tissue layers extending from in between of the flexbeam body up to an entire width of the flexbeam
head with the rovings in between at the flexbeam head, wherein the at least two L-shaped integral tissue layers are alternating
with the rovings of the flexbeam head and/or with supplemental rovings.

US Pat. No. 9,622,432

MELON HYBRID SV3394MF AND PARENTS THEREOF

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A melon plant comprising at least a first set of the chromosomes of melon line HARDV10-4029MO, a sample of seed of said
line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-122539.

US Pat. No. 9,628,149

EMULATION OF MULTIPLE NFC DEVICES INSIDE A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Optis Circuit Technology,...

1. A method for a first communication device in listen mode to answer to a poll command sent by a second communication device,
said first communication device emulating a plurality of NFC devices and said method comprising the steps of:
Receiving said poll command by said first communication device;
For each of said plurality of NFC devices, deciding if a response should be sent and if so, sending, for each of the plurality
of NFC devices for which it is decided that a response should be sent, a response to said second communication device containing
information related to one of the plurality of NFC devices for which it is decided that a response should be sent,

wherein the steps of deciding and sending a response are performed by contactless front-ends of each of said plurality of
NFC devices,

wherein at least two different responses are sent to the second communication device, via the first communication device,
by at least two NFC devices of the plurality of NFC devices, and

wherein the contactless front-ends of each of said plurality of NFC devices each determine its own identifier by randomly
generating a portion of the identifier, wherein the identifier is included in the information related to the one of the plurality
of NFC devices for which it is decided that the response should be sent and the identifier is included in the response.

US Pat. No. 9,627,521

TRENCH IGBT WITH TUB-SHAPED FLOATING P-WELL AND HOLE DRAINS TO P-BODY REGIONS

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A trench Insulated Gate Bipolar Transistor (IGBT) die comprising:
a collector layer;
a drift layer;
a trench that extends down into the die from an upper semiconductor surface of the die;
a gate insulating film covering a surface of the trench;
a trench gate electrode disposed on the gate insulating film;
a P type body region that extends from the upper semiconductor surface into the drift layer, wherein first parts of an outer
sidewall of the trench are semiconductor material of the P type body region;

an emitter region that extends from the upper semiconductor surface into the P type body region, wherein a second part of
the outer sidewall of the trench is semiconductor material of the emitter region;

a first metal terminal that is coupled to the P type body region;
a second metal terminal that is coupled to the trench gate electrode;
a third metal terminal that is coupled to the collector layer; and
means for retaining holes in a steady on state of the IGBT and for draining holes to the P type body region during a turn
off of the IGBT, wherein the means comprises a central shallower portion and a peripheral deeper portion, wherein the means
is not electrically connected to any one of the first, second and third metal terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,626,850

HOME AUTOMATION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for security and/or automation systems, comprising:
determining a presence of a first occupant in a first room at a predefined location based at least in part on identification
data received from a first sensor, the first room communicatively coupled to a first electronic device capable of receiving
input;

comparing the data received from the first sensor to identification data received from a second sensor;
determining whether the first occupant is authorized to be at the predefined location based at least in part on the comparison;
receiving a request for communication with the first occupant by a remote computer system;
sending a response to the request for communication with the first occupant; and
establishing a communications link between the first electronic device and the remote computer system based at least in part
on determining whether the first occupant is authorized to be at the predefined location.

US Pat. No. 9,629,227

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRE-COMMISSIONING A WIRELESS LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

IDEAL Industries, Inc., ...

1. A method for pre-commissioning a wireless lighting control system comprising the steps of:
defining a name of a space having a lighting control installed;
using a scanning device to scan in at least one wireless lighting component using a mobile application (“mobile app”);
using the scanning device to scan in at least one gateway unit using the mobile app;
using the scanning device to scan in at least one peripheral control unit using the mobile app;
creating associations with the at least one wireless lighting component, the at least one peripheral control unit, and the
at least one gateway unit;

installing the at least one wireless lighting component, the at least one peripheral control unit, and the at least one gateway
unit;

uploading a complete list of products in the space to a system web application using the mobile app;
uploading the complete list of products in the space to a gateway unit that controls the space using the system web application;
and

powering on all of the products in the space.

US Pat. No. 9,628,908

SOUND COLLECTION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

BEIJING LENOVO SOFTWARE L...

1. A sound collection method, the method being applicable to an electronic device that includes an image acquisition unit
and an audio collection unit, the method comprising:
determining a focus object when the image acquisition unit is acquiring images;
obtaining a position relationship information between the focus object and the image acquisition unit based on the focus object;
obtaining a first direction information based on the position relationship information; and,
controlling the audio collection unit to collect sound from a sound source corresponding to the first direction based on the
first direction information,

wherein, when there are N sound sources corresponding to the first direction and N is an integer greater than or equal to
2, the determining the focus object when the image acquisition unit are acquiring images comprises determining P sound sources
from the N sound sources as the focus objects at the same time, when the image acquisition unit are acquiring images, wherein
2?P?N.

US Pat. No. 9,627,230

METHODS OF FORMING A MICROSHIELD ON STANDARD QFN PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,629,095

CONTROL CHANNEL POWER CONTROL IN A WIRELESS NETWORK USING PRIMARY AND SECONDARY TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL INDEXES

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving at least one message comprising:
configuration parameters of a plurality of cells, the plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control
channel (PUCCH) groups comprising:

a primary PUCCH group comprising a primary cell with a primary PUCCH transmitted to a base station; and
a secondary PUCCH group comprising a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH transmitted to the base station;
a transmit power control (TPC) radio network temporary identifier (RNTI);
a primary TPC index for the primary PUCCH, the primary TPC index indicating a first downlink control information (DCI) format;
and

a secondary TPC index for the secondary PUCCH, the secondary TPC index indicating the first DCI format and having a different
index value from the primary TPC index;

searching a common search space of the primary cell for a DCI associated with the TPC RNTI, wherein:
the DCI is of the first DCI format and comprises an array of TPC commands comprising a first TPC command and a second TPC
command; and

the secondary TPC index identifies the second TPC command in the array; and
adjusting uplink transmission power of the secondary PUCCH employing the second TPC command when the DCI is found.

US Pat. No. 9,628,819

METHOD FOR CODING A VIDEO IMAGE TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE PART RELATING TO A COMPONENT OF A MOVEMENT VECTOR

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A method for coding an image within a sequence of images, comprising
spatial analysis of a current image in order to deliver a signal of low spatial frequency and signals of high spatial frequency
and performing an estimation of a movement between a current time corresponding to the current image and a reference time
corresponding to a reference image in order to supply a motion vector, and

contextual entropy coding of at least one of the signals of high spatial frequency relating to the current image using table
of probabilities defined by a temporal context based on the estimation of a movement, one parameter exploited for a calculation
of the temporal context being a parity relating to a component of the motion vector.

US Pat. No. 9,627,887

POWER SUPPLY STATE MONITORING DEVICE, POWER SUPPLY STATE MONITORING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. An apparatus which requires power supply for operation of the apparatus, the apparatus comprising:
a memory which stores monitoring settings; and
a control board which determines a state of the power supply using the monitoring settings stored in the memory,
wherein, when power is supplied from a first power supply including an AC cord to a main body of the apparatus in which the
first power supply and a second power supply including an AC cord can be mounted, power being supplied from the second power
supply to the main body of the apparatus, a state of the power supplied from the second power supply being monitored, the
control board makes a first determination as to whether or not the second power supply is mounted in the main body of the
apparatus based on a power-supply mount-state notification signal which is output from the second power supply and indicates
whether or not the second power supply is mounted in the main body of the apparatus, and if the result of the first determination
indicates that the second power supply is mounted in the main body of the apparatus, makes a second determination as to whether
or not the power is supplied from the AC cord of the second power supply based on an AC-supply state notification signal which
is output from the second power supply and indicates whether or not the power is supplied from the AC cord of the second power
supply,

if the result of the second determination indicates that the power is not supplied from the AC cord of the second power supply,
the control board notifies a user of the fact that the second power supply is mounted in the main body of the apparatus and
the power is not supplied from the AC cord of the second power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,627,778

ANTENNA ELEMENT WITH HIGH GAIN TOWARD THE HORIZON

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, C...

1. An air-to-ground network communication device, the device comprising:
a conductive groundplane formed at a skin of an aircraft; and
an antenna element having an omni-directional radiation pattern, the antenna element extending substantially perpendicularly
away from the groundplane and having an effective length between about 1? to about 1.5?, wherein the antenna element is disposed
at a distance of about 0.5? to about 1? from the groundplane,

wherein the antenna element comprises a monopole element, and
wherein the groundplane is formed as a metallic mesh provided within a composite material forming the skin of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,627,558

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MANUFACTURING SELF-ALIGNED INTEGRATED BACK CONTACT HETEROJUNCTION SOLAR CELLS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A system for forming a solar cell on a substrate, comprising:
a master shadow mask in contact with the substrate on a first side of the master shadow mask, wherein the master shadow mask
has a plurality of holes that go from the first side to a second side of the master shadow mask, and wherein the master shadow
mask is of uniform thickness;

a first blocking mask in contact with the second side of the master shadow mask, wherein the first blocking mask has a plurality
of holes that go from a first side of the first blocking mask to a second side of the first blocking mask, wherein the first
blocking mask is of uniform thickness, and wherein the first blocking mask covers at least one hole of the plurality of holes
of the master shadow mask; and

a deposition machine that deposits material on the substrate through the plurality of holes in the master shadow mask and
the plurality of holes in the first blocking mask.

US Pat. No. 9,627,098

REAL-TIME MOVING COLLIMATORS MADE WITH X-RAY FILTERING MATERIAL

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an x-ray source operable to generate x-ray beams;
a collimator comprising one or more leaves configured to modify the x-ray beams, wherein each of at least one of the one or
more leaves comprises at least a portion that is partially x-ray attenuating configured to modulate a beam quality of the
x-ray beams passing therethrough to provide for imaging or treatment of a body portion, and each of the portion covers an
entire field of view of the x-ray beams on the body portion being imaged or treated, and the portion has a substantially uniform
thickness;

a motorized system operable to move the one or more leaves independently in or out of the x-ray beams; and
a controller configured to synchronize an activation of the x-ray source with an activation of the motorized system, wherein
the one or more leaves move in synchronization with the activation of the x-ray beams.

US Pat. No. 9,624,213

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR KINASE MODULATION, AND INDICATIONS THEREFOR

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A compound of formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a hydrate, a solvate, a tautomer, or a stereoisomer thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,624,378

COATED METAL PIGMENTS, METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF, COATING AGENT AND ARTICLE

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. A metal pigment comprising a metallic substrate and coating,
wherein the coating comprises at least one first coating layer surrounding the metal pigment comprising at least one metal
oxide, and at least one second coating layer a comprising at least one heteropolysiloxane,

wherein the term metal oxide comprises at least one of metal oxides, metal oxide hydrates, metal hydroxides, and mixtures
thereof,

wherein the at least one heteropolysiloxane is prepared from components comprising at least one aminosilane component and
at least one silane component selected from the group consisting of alkylsilanes, vinylsilanes, arylsilanes and mixtures thereof,

wherein the heteropolysiloxane is applied in precondensed form to the at least one first surrounding coating layer, and
wherein the heteropolysiloxane is the outermost coating layer of the metal pigment.

US Pat. No. 9,627,712

HETEROAROMATIC-BASED ELECTROLYTES FOR LITHIUM AND LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

1. An electrolyte composition suitable for use in a lithium battery, a lithium-ion battery, or both; the electrolyte composition
comprising a lithium salt in a liquid carrier comprising a heteroaromatic compound including a five-membered or six-membered
heteroaromatic ring moiety selected from the group consisting of 3-ethyl furoate, a triazine, and a pyrrole the heteroaromatic
ring moiety bearing at least one carboxylic ester or carboxylic anhydride substituent bound to at least one carbon atom of
the heteroaromatic ring.

US Pat. No. 9,626,642

CALCULATING SPEED AND TRAVEL TIMES WITH TRAVEL DELAYS

UNITED PARCEL SERVICE OF ...

1. A method for determining an average speed, the method comprising:
identifying, via one or more processors, time information and distance information associated with traveling from a first
location to a second location;

identifying, via the one or more processors, travel delay information associated with traveling from the first location to
the second location, wherein (a) the travel delay information comprises a value indicative of the average amount of travel
delay time per unit of distance associated with a geographical area and (b) the value indicative of the average amount of
travel delay time per unit of distance associated with the geographical area is determined by (i) determining a distance traveled
by a vehicle within the geographical area during one or more time periods as indicated by operational data comprising vehicle
telematics data, (ii) identifying one or more travel delay segments during the one or more time periods, (iii) determining
a duration of the one or more travel delay segments, and (iv) determining, based at least in part on the distance traveled
and the duration of the one or more travel delay segments, the value indicative of the average amount of travel delay time
per unit of distance associated with the geographical area; and

determining, via the one or more processors, an average speed for traveling from the first location to the second location
based at least in part on the time information, the distance information, and the travel delay information.

US Pat. No. 9,625,959

TOP-LOAD HDD SERVER

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A top-load HDD server for accommodating a plurality of hard disks and power supplies, the top-load HDD server comprising:
a case comprising a plurality of support plates and a plurality of partition plates, a containing space being defined by the
support plates, the partition plates being arranged in the containing space and dividing the containing space into a plurality
of hard disk chambers and a system chamber, the case comprising a bottom at a bottom surface of the containing space and a
top corresponding to the bottom, and the hard disks being inserted into the hard disk chambers through the top of the case;

a mother board arranged at a bottom of the system chamber for electrically connecting with the hard disks; and
a power supply frame comprising a power control board combined on the partition plate and a power carrier for carrying the
power supply, the power control board being electrically connected with the mother board, the power carrier comprising a movable
frame and a fixed frame, the movable frame being arranged above the mother board, the movable frame being combined on the
power control board and removable, the fixed frame being fixed on the case, and the power supply being inserted into the fix
frame and through the movable frame to electrically connected to the power control board.

US Pat. No. 9,629,096

CONTROLLING UPLINK POWER FOR PICOCELL COMMUNICATIONS WITHIN A MACROCELL

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., ...

1. A method of communicating in a picocell within a macrocell, comprising the steps of:
determining an allowable interference from a picocell mobile station to a macrocell base station;
determining a path-loss between the picocell mobile station and the macrocell base station;
determining a maximum transmit power limit of the picocell mobile station for communicating in the picocell based upon the
determined allowable interference and the determined path-loss;

setting an uplink transmit power of the picocell mobile station below a selected percentage of the determined maximum transmit
power limit; and

reserving a remainder of the determined maximum transmit power limit for picocell base station pilot signal transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,628,045

COOPERATIVE TUNABLE RF FILTERS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. An apparatus configured to operate in one of a first operating mode and a second operating mode, and comprising a first
RF filter structure having a connection node and a common connection node, wherein the first RF filter structure comprises:
a shunt RF switch coupled between the connection node and a ground;
a first tunable RF filter coupled to a second tunable RF filter and configured to during the second operating mode, not augment
a frequency response of the second tunable RF filter; and

the second tunable RF filter, which is coupled between the connection node and the common connection node, is configured to
during the first operating mode, receive and filter an upstream RF signal to provide a filtered RF signal, such that the first
tunable RF filter is configured to augment a frequency response of the second tunable RF filter.

US Pat. No. 9,627,790

ELECTRICAL CONTACT INCLUDING CORROSION-RESISTANT COATING

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a power electrical contact having a mating end and a mounting end, the power electrical contact comprising:
an electrically conductive base; and
a multi-layered coating disposed on an outer surface of the electrically conductive base at the mating end, the multi-layered
coating including:

a metallic layer comprising a metal selected from a first group consisting of gold, silver and an alloy thereof;
an electroplated material layer disposed on the metallic layer; and
a top layer disposed on the electroplated material layer comprising a material selected from a second group consisting of
an olefin and a perfluorinated polyether.

US Pat. No. 9,624,786

BRAZE MATERIALS AND METHOD FOR JOINING OF CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A melt alloy for use as a braze material for joining ceramic matrix composites, the melt alloy comprising:
a homogeneous mixture of two or more materials in powder form, one of the two or more materials being a braze alloy comprising
silicon and another of the two or more materials being a high melting point material or alloy,

wherein the homogeneous mixture of the two or more materials in powder form is selected from the group consisting of (in wt.
%): Ti-9Si (5%)+71Si—Cr (95%), 75Si—Ti (97%)+C (3%), 75Si—Ti (97%)+B (3%), 75Si—Ti (50%)+71Si—Cr (50%), 75Si—Ti (50%)+Ti-43Cr
(50%), 75Si—Ti (50%)+12.5Si—Co (50%), and Ti-25Cr-23Si (97%)+C (3%).

US Pat. No. 9,624,428

PHOSPHOR, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR THE SAME, AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MA...

16. A phosphor represented by general formula MeaRebSicAldNeOf (Me is Sr; and Re is Eu), wherein when a, b, c, d, e, and f representing composition ratio satisfy the following formulae:
a=1?x,
b=x,
c=(2+2p)×(1?y),

d=(2+2p)×y,
e=(1+4p)×(1?z), and

f=(1+4p)×z,
parameters p, x, y, and z fall within the following range:
1.620 0.005 0.200 0.070 the phosphor is described by a crystal structure model represented as (Me1?xRexM2X)m(M2X4)n (m and n are integers satisfying the relation 1.620 Al; and X is one or more elements selected from O and N), and wherein

the phosphor is excited by light having wavelengths falling within a range from 300 nm to 500 nm and has emission peak wavelengths
falling within a range from 495 nm to 530 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,623,988

HIGH SPEED POUCHER

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A poucher for producing pouches filled with a flowable material, said pouches having a predetermined pouch length, comprising:
a source of web;
a garniture operative to form the web into a hollow endless tube, with overlapping edge portions of the web establishing a
longitudinal seam;

a cutter operative to ultimately produce multiple individual open-ended tubes of a length corresponding to said pouch length
and having opposite ends;

a series of transfer drums operative to establish and move a procession of said multiple individual open-ended tubes along
a path, said tubes of said procession being in a mutually spaced, side-by-side relation along said path;

a transfer section operative to transfer an output of said cutter onto a receiving portion of said series of transfer drums;
a first closure mechanism at a first location along said path operative to crimp-close one end of each multiple individual
open-ended tube to establish a procession of open-ended pouch structures;

a filling section at a second location along said path for depositing a predetermined amount of the flowable material in each
of said open-ended pouch structures to establish a procession of open-ended, filled pouch structures;

a second closure mechanism at a third location along said path operative to crimp-close the other end of each of said open-ended,
filled pouch structures to establish a procession of completed pouches; and

a sensor and a controller operative to maintain consistent operation of said filling section;
wherein said transfer section and said series of transfer drums maintain a consistent location of said longitudinal seam between
opposite sides of the completed pouches;

wherein the cutter is operative to initially cut the hollow endless tube into multi-length tubular elements, said series of
transfer drums comprising cutting, grading and alignment drum sections at a location along said series of transfer drums to
cut said multi-length tubular elements into individual pouch lengths and arrange them into said procession of individual tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,623,036

OSTEOCLAST INHIBITORS SUCH AS ZOLEDRONIC ACID FOR LOW BACK PAIN TREATMENT

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating Modic changes type I, comprising administering an osteoclast inhibitor to a mammal in need thereof,
wherein the mammal experiences pain relief three months after the osteoclast inhibitor is administered; and
wherein the osteoclast inhibitor is zoledronic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,628,027

MULTI-PATH DEVICES WITH MUTUAL INDUCTANCE COMPENSATION NETWORKS AND METHODS THEREOF

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

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first output lead;
a second output lead;
a multi-path device, the multi-path device having a first amplifier with a first output, and a second amplifier with a second
output;

a first set of multiple parallel bonding wires coupling the first output of the first amplifier with the first output lead;
a second set of multiple parallel bonding wires coupling the second output of the second amplifier with the second output
lead, wherein the second set of bonding wires has a first mutual inductance with the first set of bonding wires;

a first compensation network coupled in series with the first set of multiple parallel bonding wires between the first output
and the first output lead; and

a second compensation network coupled in series with the second set of multiple parallel bonding wires between the second
output and the second output lead, the second compensation network configured to have a second mutual inductance with the
first compensation network, the second mutual inductance configured to at least partially cancel effects of the first mutual
inductance.

US Pat. No. 9,627,643

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM OLED GMBH, Regensb...

1. An optoelectronic component, comprising:
a substrate,
a first electrically conductive electrode layer disposed on or over a top surface of
the substrate,
a second electrically conductive electrode layer over the first electrically
conductive electrode layer,
an organic layer structure between the first electrically conductive electrode layer
and the second electrically conductive electrode layer,
wherein the organic layer structure comprises, from a top view, a 2D-closed
shaped light-emitting region, the top view being a view facing the top surface of
the substrate, wherein the 2D-closed shaped light-emitting region has a first
portion and a second portion complementary to the first portion, and
a conductor track structure,
wherein the first electrically conductive electrode layer, the second electrically conductive electrode layer and the conductor
track structure are formed in each case from an optically transparent material,

wherein the conductor track structure has a first conductor track layer and a second conductor track layer, wherein the first
conductor track layer is arranged in a manner separated from the second conductor track layer,

wherein the first conductor track layer is arranged at the first electrically conductive electrode layer and the second conductor
track layer is arranged at the second electrically conductive electrode layer,

wherein from the top view or a view opposite to the top view, the first conductive track layer covers all of the first portion
and the second conductive track layer covers the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,625,505

LINE FREQUENCY DETECTOR

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A line frequency detector for receiving an input signal representing a power source and detecting a line frequency of the
power source based on the input signal, the line frequency detector comprising:
a first band pass filter adapted to filter the input signal to generate a first characteristic signal, the first band pass
filter having a pass band centered approximately at an upper end of an expected frequency range of the input signal;

a second band pass filter adapted to filter the input signal to generate a second characteristic signal, the second band pass
filter having a pass band centered approximately at a lower end of an expected frequency range of the input signal;

a characteristic ratio calculator adapted to determine a characteristic ratio representing a division of the first characteristic
signal by the second characteristic signal; and

a mapping module adapted to map the characteristic ratio to the line frequency of the power source.

US Pat. No. 9,625,397

ATOMIC-SCALED ELECTRONIC SPECTRUM INFORMATION PURIFICATION

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A method for electronic residual spectroscopy information purification for obtaining atomic-scaled, meaningful information
of a surface and sub-surface of a sample, the method comprising: collecting at least one reference spectrum, wherein the at
least one reference spectrum is from a clean and as close to perfect surface as possible; collecting a plurality of spectra
from the surface of the sample under varied conditions; subtracting a background from all the plurality of spectra; normalizing
the plurality of spectra; and subtracting the reference spectrum from the normalized plurality of spectra to give the meaningful
information.

US Pat. No. 9,622,995

TREATMENT OF DISORDERS ASSOCIATED WITH G PROTEIN-COUPLED RECEPTOR 35 (GPR35)

DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham,...

1. A method of providing antinociception to a subject in need thereof, said method comprising administering to said subject
a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 and R2 are independently H, F, Cl, Br or I; and,

n is 0 or 1;
wherein said pharmaceutically acceptable salt comprises a cationic counterion which itself does not provide therapeutically
useful antinociception to said subject.

US Pat. No. 9,622,814

IRRIGATED ABLATION CATHETER SYSTEM WITH PULSATILE FLOW TO PREVENT THROMBUS

St. Jude Medical, Atrial ...

1. An irrigated ablation catheter system comprising:
an irrigated ablation catheter; and
a pump system configured to generate a pulsatile flow, wherein
the irrigated ablation catheter comprises a distal electrode assembly, a shaft connected to the distal electrode assembly,
and an interior portion leading to one or more openings through which the pulsatile flow of a fluid is directed from within
the irrigated ablation catheter to an area outside the irrigated ablation catheter, wherein the pulsatile flow is characterized
by a flow rate that recurs at regular intervals over time, and wherein the flow rate is between 2 ml/minute and 20 ml/minute
with a frequency of between 30 cycles per minute to 120 cycles per minute.

US Pat. No. 9,622,797

DETECTION AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR PEDICLE SCREW AND SPINAL STABILIZATION SYSTEM WITH DETECTION AND DISPLAY DEVICE

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A detection and indication device for the detection and indication of the presence or absence of a stabilization bar in
the tulip head of a pedicle screw the detection and indication device comprising:
a housing which is adapted in such a way that it can be connected with elongated flanks of the pedicle screw or a downtube
coupled with the pedicle screw in a detachable manner, and

a detection bar that is mounted axially movable in the housing, the relative positioning of which to the housing indicates
a detection result.

US Pat. No. 9,623,038

OSTEOCLAST INHIBITORS FOR BONE MARROW LESIONS

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating a bone marrow lesion comprising: selecting a patient having 1) a bone marrow lesion and 2) OARSI Grade
0 or Kellgren and Lawrence Grade 0 or Grade 1 of joint space narrowing, and administering an inhibitor of osteoclast activity
to the patient for the treatment of the bone marrow lesion, wherein the inhibitor of osteoclast activity is olpadronic acid,
incadronic acid, ibandronic acid, risedronic acid, cimadronic acid, etidronic acid, or tiludronic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,629,273

DISPLAY DEVICE FOR VEHICLE, AND BICYCLE

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A display device attached to a vehicle, comprising:
a supporting member attached to a fixing member of the vehicle; and
a display member detachably joined to the supporting member,
wherein the display member includes a first case, a first circuit board stored in the first case, and a plurality of first
connecting terminals electrically connected to the first circuit board,

the supporting member includes a second case, a second circuit board stored in the second case, and a plurality of second
connecting terminals electrically connected to the second circuit board,

the first case has a first joint surface that is joined to the second case,
the second case has a second joint surface that is joined to the first joint surface of the first case,
the first connecting terminal has a distal end that is exposed on the first joint surface and comes into contact with a distal
end of the second connecting terminal when the display member is attached to the supporting member,

one of the first and second cases has a plurality of terminal mounting holes,
the terminal mounting hole has a large diameter portion, a small diameter portion, and a stepped surface formed at a boundary
between the large diameter portion and the small diameter portion,

one of the first and second connecting terminals is inserted into the terminal mounting hole,
one of the cases includes a seal member that seals a gap between the one of the connecting terminals and the terminal mounting
hole, and

the seal member has an expanded portion radially extending outward, and an end protrusion,
the expanded portion of the seal member is fit into the large diameter portion of the terminal mounting hole,
the end protrusion of the seal member is exposed on one of the first joint surface and the second joint surface, comes into
contact with the other joint surface, and surrounds the distal ends of the first and second connecting terminals in contact
to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,629,219

METHODS AND APPARATUS OF INCANDESCENT BULB EMULATOR

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A method for controlling operation of an incandescent bulb emulator having a controller, an incandescent bulb simulator
module, and a light emitting diode (LED) load, the method comprising:
converting, via a converter, an input voltage to a predetermined direct current (DC) voltage, wherein the input voltage comprises
an alternate current (AC) input voltage, and a DC voltage;

driving the LED load based upon the predetermined DC voltage;
comparing, via the controller, an input current curve of the incandescent bulb emulator with an input current curve of a simulated
incandescent bulb responsive to the driven LED load; and

adjusting a DC driving current to the LED load, based upon the comparing, such that the input current curve of the incandescent
bulb emulator matches the input current curve of the simulated incandescent light bulb.

US Pat. No. 9,628,000

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOTOR USING PULSE WIDTH MODULATION (PWM)

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

11. A controller for an electric motor, comprising:
a quartz crystal or resonator to generate a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal to power the motor, the PWM signal having
a PWM frequency;

a device to measure one or more currently set carrier frequencies of a radio transmitter; and
a prescaler to trim the PWM frequency to a select carrier frequency of the one or more currently set carrier frequencies,
so that an integer multiple of the PWM frequency coincides with the select carrier frequency, or when there are at least two
currently set carrier frequencies, so that an integer multiple of the PWM frequency lies in a middle between the two currently
set carrier frequencies,

wherein
the select carrier frequency corresponds to a radio signal currently broadcast by the radio transmitter,
when there are at least two currently set carrier frequencies at least one other integer multiple of the PWM frequency coincides
with at least one of the two currently set carrier frequencies, and

a currently set carrier frequency among the at least two currently set carrier frequencies which coincides with an integer
multiple of the PWM frequency corresponds to a radio signal currently broadcast by the radio transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,627,187

SPUTTERING APPARATUS

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A sputtering apparatus including a vacuum chamber, a substrate stage provided in the vacuum chamber and configured to hold
a substrate, a plurality of cathode electrodes provided to face the substrate stage and configured to hold targets, and a
deposition preventing plate arranged between the substrate stage and the cathode electrodes and having holes formed at positions
respectively facing the cathode electrodes that are configured to hold the targets, the sputtering apparatus comprising
a shutter plate arranged between the deposition preventing plate and the substrate stage, the shutter plate having at least
one hole formed to expose a target selected from the targets to the substrate, and setting the target and the substrate in
a shielded state or non-shielded state by rotating the shutter plate about a rotation axis,

wherein:
a concentric concavo-convex structure is formed on a surface of the shutter plate that faces the deposition preventing plate,
and is centered about the rotation axis;

a concentric concavo-convex structure is formed on a surface of the deposition preventing plate that faces the shutter plate
and is centered about the rotation axis, and

wherein the concavo-convex structure on each surface of the shutter plate and the deposition preventing plate is formed so
that concave portions of each of the shutter plate and the deposition preventing plate are in axial alignment with convex
portions of each of the shutter plate and the deposition preventing plate, and arranged such that at least two convex portions
of the shutter plate fit within respective concave portions of the deposition preventing plate, and at least two convex portions
of the deposition preventing plate fit within respective concave portions of the shutter plate, and

the concentric concavo-convex structure formed on the deposition preventing plate extends from an edge of one of the holes
of the deposition preventing plate to an edge of another of the holes of the deposition preventing plate.

US Pat. No. 9,626,582

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING MOBILE DOCUMENT IMAGE QUALITY

KODAK ALARIS INC., Roche...

1. A system for measuring image quality comprising:
a digital imaging system configured to capture an image;
a data storage system configured to store the captured image as a gray scale image;
a processing system configured to access the stored gray scale image, wherein the processing system includes several processing
modules, including:

a hotspot detector configured to detect the presence of a hotspot in the stored gray scale image and to set a hotspot flag
as true if a hotspot is detected;

a noise detector configured to detect the presence of noise in the stored gray scale image and to set a noise flag as true
if noise is detected;

an uneven illumination detector for detecting the presence of uneven illumination in the stored gray scale image and to set
an uneven illumination flag as true if uneven illumination is detected; and

a blurriness detector configured to detect the presence of blurriness in the stored gray scale image and to set a blurriness
flag as true if blurriness is detected; and

an output indicator configured to notify a user if any flags were set as true by the hotspot detector, noise detector, uneven
illumination detector, or blurriness detector.

US Pat. No. 9,624,870

ADAPTIVE FAN SYSTEM FOR A VARIABLE CYCLE TURBOFAN ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising;
a compressor structured to compress an airflow received at the compressor and to output the compressed airflow as a compressor
discharge airflow;

a combustor in fluid communication with said compressor, said combustor being structured to combust a mixture of a fuel and
at least some of said compressor discharge airflow to generate a hot working airflow;

a turbine in fluid communication with said combustor, said turbine being configured to extract a mechanical power from said
hot working airflow;

a shaft coupled to said turbine, said shaft being configured to receive and transmit said mechanical power from said turbine;
a first rotating load powered by said shaft;
a second rotating load powered by said shaft, wherein the first rotating load and the second rotating load rotate in the same
direction; and

a transmission system including:
a geartrain coupled to said shaft;
a clutching mechanism coupled to said shaft in parallel to said geartrain,
wherein said clutching mechanism includes a clutch and a positive locking mechanism disposed axially aft in relation to the
clutch, wherein the second rotating load is disposed forward of the clutch, wherein the clutch couples the shaft to the second
rotating load through alternating engagement of one of the positive locking mechanism and the geartrain such that when the
positive locking mechanism is engaged the second rotating load is driven by the shaft at a same speed as the first rotating
load and when the geartrain is engaged the second rotating load is driven at a speed less than the speed of the first rotating
load, said transmission system being structured to selectively vary a speed at which power is supplied from said shaft to
said second rotating load relative to a speed of at least one of said shaft and said first rotating load, wherein to increase
extraction of mechanical power the second rotating load rotates at a same speed as the first rotating load.

US Pat. No. 9,622,781

MINI-RAIL EXTERNAL FIXATOR

Stryker European Holdings...

1. An external fixation system comprising:
a first elongate rod;
a first fixation pin housing having a longitudinal bore housing at least a portion of the first elongate rod, the longitudinal
bore defining first and second open ends and an at least partially closed circumferential body, the first elongate rod received
by the first fixation housing about a longitudinal axis of the longitudinal bore;

a first pin clamping member coupled to the first fixation pin housing, the first pin clamping member being rotatable with
respect to the first fixation pin housing and the first elongate rod when in an unlocked state; and

a first locking post member coupled to the first fixation pin housing and the first pin clamping member,
wherein rotation of the first locking post member in a first direction causes the first fixation pin housing and the first
pin clamping member to compress into a locked state such that the first pin clamping member cannot rotate with respect to
the first fixation pin housing and the first elongate rod and the first fixation pin housing is fixed to the first elongate
rod.

US Pat. No. 9,628,967

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING PROMPT MESSAGE

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for generating a prompt message, comprising:
acquiring information about an opened-or-closed state of a door or window, the information about the opened-or-closed state
of a door or window indicating whether the door or window is in an opened or closed state;

acquiring information about indoor and outdoor environments; generating a prompt message according to the information about
the opened-or-closed state of the door or window and the information about the indoor and outdoor environments; and

performing at least one of:
sending the prompt message to a mobile terminal that is in an on state and is located nearest to the door or window, according
to information about an on-or-off state of the mobile terminal and information about a geographic location of the mobile terminal;
or

sending the prompt message to a mobile terminal that is entering or leaving a predetermined area around the door or window,
according to information about a geographic location of the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,628,769

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A DISPARITY MAP IN A RECEIVING DEVICE

Thomson Licensing DTV, I...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a signal comprising a three dimensional image signal representing a left eye image portion and a right eye image
portion;

encoding a frame in the left eye image portion as a reference image using a two dimensional encoding process;
apportioning motion blocks in the left eye image portion and right eye image portion, the motion blocks being a fixed number
of pixels;

predictively coding, in the two dimensional encoding process, a frame in the right eye image portion using the frame in the
coded left eye image portion as the reference image, the predictive coding using unidirectional prediction between the frame
in the right eye image portion and the frame in the left eye image portion as if the frame in the right eye image portion
and the frame in the left eye portion occurred consecutively even though the frame in the right eye image portion and the
frame in the left eye image are intended to be viewed simultaneously;

capturing motion indicators generated from the two dimensional encoding process during the predictive coding of the frame
in the right eye image portion; and

generating a granular disparity map between the frame in the left eye image portion and the frame in the right eye image portion
by filtering the motion indicators, the granular disparity map including and indication of disparity with picture level granularity
equal to a size of the apportioned motion blocks;

interpolating the granular disparity map to a pixel level disparity map by determining horizontally adjacent disparity values
in at least three consecutively located motion blocks; and

generating a dense disparity map by combining the pixel level disparity map and an occlusion map, the occlusion map generated
from the pixel disparity map.

US Pat. No. 9,628,756

EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION WITHIN CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITIES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method, comprising:
performing, by one or more computer systems:
providing a communication platform configured to, in a first mode of operation, enable video communications between video
communication devices operated by residents of a controlled environment facility and video communication devices operated
by non-residents of the controlled environment facility, subject to a security protocol;

switching the communication platform from the first mode of operation to a first emergency mode of operation selected from
a plurality of emergency modes of operation supported by the communication platform, the communication platform configured
to, in the first emergency mode of operation, enable emergency video communication between a first video communication device
operated by a resident of the controlled environment facility and a second video communication device, the emergency video
communication subject to a first security protocol; and

switching the communication platform from the first mode of operation to a second emergency mode of operation selected from
the plurality of emergency modes of operation, the communication platform configured to, in the second emergency mode of operation,
enable emergency video communication between the first video communication device operated by the resident and the second
video communication device, the emergency video communication subject to a second security protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,627,879

CIRCUIT PROTECTION

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. An apparatus for protecting a circuit operating from first and second supply voltages and having an operating range defined
by the first and second supply voltages from an input voltage for the circuit outside the operating range, comprising:
a switchable element arranged to couple the input voltage to the circuit in response to a first control signal having a first
value and to decouple the input voltage from the circuit in response to the first control signal having a second value;

a monitor stage arranged to compare a monitored voltage to a threshold;
a controller arranged to provide the first control signal to the switchable element, the first control signal having the first
value when the monitored voltage is on one side of the threshold and the second value when the monitored voltage is on the
other side of the threshold; and

a multiplexer, wherein the switchable element is part of the multiplexer, and wherein the controller comprises a first control
stage for generating the first control signal having the first value, conditional on a select signal indicating selection
of the input voltage from a plurality of voltages for output by the multiplexer and having the second value otherwise;

wherein the first value is independent of the input voltage and the second value is equal to the input voltage;
wherein the monitor stage is arranged to generate an indication of whether the monitored voltage is above or below the threshold,
and the controller is arranged to switch the first control signal between the first value and second value in response to
the indication; and

wherein the controller comprises a controller first transistor and a controller second transistor, the controller first transistor
having a source and a substrate coupled to an auxiliary input for receiving the input voltage, and the controller second transistor
having a source and a substrate coupled to a voltage rail, a gate of the controller first transistor and a gate of the controller
second transistor coupled to an indication input for receiving the indication, and a drain of the controller first transistor
and a drain of the controller second transistor coupled to a control output for providing the first control signal, and wherein,
dependent on a value of the indication, one of the controller first and second transistors is switched on and the other of
the controller first and second transistors is switched off.

US Pat. No. 9,624,283

PEPTIDE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A composition comprising a peptide compound represented by of Formula (I):
S—XR-Pep-YR
wherein:
Pep is one of SEQ ID NOs:30 and 31;
XR and YR are each independently 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6 arginine residues, with the proviso that (XR+YR) is 4, 5, or 6 arginine residues; and

S is a solubilizing moiety comprising 1-10 subunits having the formula:
NHnCH2CH2—(OCH2CH2)p—O(CR1R2)qCO—

wherein
q=0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
p=1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8;
R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, and CH2CH3;

n=1 or 2; and
with the proviso that S comprises at least one subunit which is not NH2CH2CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CO— (AEEA) or NH2CH2CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CH2OCH2CO— (AEEEA).

US Pat. No. 9,628,930

AUDIO SPATIAL EFFECT ENHANCEMENT

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

23. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a system comprising a processing device, a source stereo signal comprising a left source signal and a right
source signal;

generating, by the system, a summation signal as a sum of the left source signal and the right source signal;
generating, by the system, an ambience signal as a difference between the left source signal and the right source signal;
and

electronically generating, by the system, an enhanced output signal including at least one channel pair comprising a left
output signal and a right output signal, wherein the generating the enhanced output signal is based on at least one modulation
of the ambience signal with a time-varying function comprising a semi-periodic frequency that varies with time and is determined
based on a fundamental period and a random value with a defined probability density function.

US Pat. No. 9,626,847

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMERGENCY EGRESS AND MONITORING SYSTEM

Exposure Illumination Arc...

1. A system disposed within a structure suitable for human occupants, the system comprising:
a network of individually addressed devices, wherein each device comprises:
a microcontroller comprising a central processing unit and memory;
a communication module electrically connected to the microcontroller;
one or more output modules electrically connected to the microcontroller; and
one or more sensor modules configured to sense a particular environmental condition in the structure and electrically connected
to the microcontroller, wherein the one or more sensor modules produces data corresponding to the sensed environmental condition
and transmits a signal to the microcontroller based on the data,

wherein the microcontroller is configured to receive and process the signal from the one or more sensor modules to identify
the particular sensed environmental condition and:

selectively activate at least one of the one or more output modules and one or more sensor modules based on a need to respond
to the particular sensed environmental condition;

communicate the particular sensed environmental condition and instructions to the microcontrollers of the other devices in
the network for selective activation of the at least one of the one or more output modules and the one or more sensor modules
in the other devices; and

assign a priority to each of the one or more output modules and the one or more sensor modules for sequential power-down based
on the particular sensed environmental condition when the system is receiving inadequate power.

US Pat. No. 9,625,435

BASIC UNIT AND TEST ELEMENT FOR A MOBILE WATER ANALYSIS ARRANGEMENT

HACH LANGE GMBH, Berlin ...

1. A basic unit for a mobile water analyzing system, the basic unit comprising:
a test element receptacle comprising a slot having a first side and a second side arranged opposite to the first side;
a photometer comprising a light source configured to generate a measurement beam and a light detector configured to receive
the measurement beam, the light source being arranged on the first side of the slot, and the light detector being arranged
on the second side of the slot;

a photometric measuring track arranged across the slot;
a cartridge slot;
a removable cartridge configured to be inserted into the cartridge slot, the removable cartridge being formed as a drum and
comprising a drum body, a circular sealing foil, and chambers, each chamber being configured to hold a test-element comprising
a pump port and a microfluidic sample line, the circular sealing foil being configured to axially seal the drum body so that
each of the chambers is sealed so as to be gas-tight and fluid-tight;

a cartridge rotary actuator configured to rotate the removable cartridge;
a test-element shifter configured to shift a respective test-element from a respective chamber into a measuring position in
the slot of the test element receptacle and, when a photometric measurement is finished, to eject the respective test element
out of the basic unit, and

a pump actuator,
wherein,
the slot of the test element receptacle is configured to have the test element be inserted therein so that, when the test
element receptacle is inserted into the slot, the pump actuator is connected to the pump port, and the measurement beam, the
photometric measuring track, and a part of the microfluidic sample line are all aligned with each other so that the photometric
measurement occurs along a length of each of the photometric measuring track and the part of the microfluidic sample line,
and not in a cross direction thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,623,157

MODIFIED HYALURONATE HYDROPHILIC COMPOSITIONS, COATINGS AND METHODS

Lake Region Manufacturing...

1. An HA-based composition, comprising the reaction product of:
a) an HA-compound selected from the group consisting of a hyaluronic acid, a hyaluronate, a hyaluronan, and salts thereof;
and

b) a water dispersible epoxy urethane (glycidyl carbamate) of formula I or II, or a self-crosslinked derivative thereof:
wherein:
i) n ranges from 1 to 50;
ii) R2 is independently an optionally substituted divalent C1-C15 alkyl, an optionally substituted divalent C13-C15 cycloalkyl, or a group selected from:


and
iii) R3 is independently an optionally substituted C1-C15 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,628,177

ADAPTIVE BAUD RATE IN LIGHT-BASED COMMUNICATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method for setting a baud rate for light-based communication (LCom), the method comprising:
determining decoding parameters of a receiving device, the receiving device including a camera for receiving LCom signals,
and a display;

calculating a baud rate suitable for the receiving device based on the decoding parameters; and
causing the baud rate to be set at an LCom-enabled luminaire.

US Pat. No. 9,627,562

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MONOLAYER GRAPHENE PHOTODETECTOR AND MONOLAYER GRAPHENE PHOTODETECTOR

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A method of manufacturing a monolayer graphene photodetector comprising:
forming a graphene quantum dot array in a graphene monolayer; and
forming an electron trapping center in the graphene quantum dot array, wherein:
said photodetector has a photoresponse wavelength range from visible to mid-infrared;
the electron trapping center is in a mid-gap band; and
the photodetector has a photoresponse wavelength range in the entire range from visible to mid-infrared.

US Pat. No. 9,626,457

METHOD FOR REAL TIME COMPUTATION OF THE STATE VARIABLES OF A HYBRID DIFFERENTIAL-ALGEBRAIC PROCESS MODEL

Art Systems Software GmbH...

1. A method for controlling the performance of a simulator device simulating at least one physical process, comprising the
steps of:
detecting, by a computing device, at least one operating condition represented by a process variable of the at least on physical
process being simulated,

solving, with the computing device and based on the at least one process variable detected, a hybrid differential-algebraic
process model using an integrator functionality, a condition evaluation functionality, a consistency detection functionality
for structure decision variables, wherein a hybrid differential-algebraic process model is structurally variant depending
on the structure decision variables of the process model so that different parts of the hybrid DAP are activated or deactivated
so that a specific mode of the hybrid DAP is less complex than a hybrid DAP which is omnipotent and encompasses all possible
modes and depending on whether a condition change is detected by the consistency detection functionality, variable parts of
the hybrid differential-algebraic process model being active or inactive,

wherein the consistency detection functionality is sequentially carried out using a sorted consistency handling function,
first part of the sorted consistency handling function comprising all condition-independent portions of the hybrid differential-algebraic
process model,

second part of the sorted consistency handling function comprising all condition-dependent portions of the hybrid differential-algebraic
process model which influence structure decision variables, and

third part of the sorted consistency handling function comprising all condition-dependent portions of the hybrid differential-algebraic
process model which do not influence the structure decision variables,

wherein the second part of the sorted consistency handling function is carried out after the first part of the sorted consistency
handling function is carried out, and wherein the third part of the sorted consistency handling function is carried out after
the second part of the sorted consistency handling function is carried out,

wherein, in the case of a condition change of at least one structure decision variable, for detection of a consistent set
of structure decision variables, the first and third parts of the sorted consistency handling function are carried out only
once and only the second part of the consistency handling function is carried out repeatedly,

wherein the sorted consistency handling function is carried out with each execution of the integrator functionality, and
outputting information regarding the solved hybrid differential-algebraic process model from the computing device and controlling
the performance of the simulator based on the outputted information so as simulate a corresponding operating condition, and

wherein the information regarding the solved hybrid differential-algebraic process model includes state variables of the hybrid
differential-algebraic process model.

US Pat. No. 9,625,932

SWITCHING MODE CONVERTER HAVING 100% DUTY CYCLE MODE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THEREOF

Silicon Works Co., Ltd., ...

1. A switching mode converter, comprising:
a switching element connected between one side of a first semiconductor device and an input power, wherein another side of
the first semiconductor device is connected to a ground power;

a bootstrap capacitor configured such that one side of the bootstrap capacitor is connected to the one side of the first semiconductor
device;

a control unit configured to control a first output current or a first output voltage of a common charge pump provided to
the switching element and the bootstrap capacitor in order to control a charging state of the bootstrap capacitor and a gate
voltage of the switching element; and

a current source connected between an output terminal of the common charge pump and other side of the bootstrap capacitor,
wherein the control unit controls a second output current of the current source based on:

a charging voltage of the bootstrap capacitor; and
a relationship between the charging voltage of the bootstrap capacitor and the second output current of the current source
wherein the relationship requires an increased level of the second output current of the current source when the charging
voltage of the bootstrap capacitor decreases.

US Pat. No. 9,624,451

MULTIPLE FUNCTION DISPERSANT VISCOSITY INDEX IMPROVER

Castrol Limited, Pangbou...

1. A multiple function dispersant graft polymer comprising two different functional groups, each directly grafted to a polymer
backbone having graftable sites, in which:
a first functional group comprises the reaction product of an acylating agent and a first amine, the first amine comprising
an aromatic primary amine; and

a second functional group comprises the reaction product of the acylating agent and a second amine, the second amine comprising
an aliphatic primary amine;

wherein the multiple function dispersant graft polymer has at least about 5 moles of each of said functional groups per mole
of polymer backbone, and

wherein the first functional group provides the multiple function dispersant graft polymer with a soot handling performance
attribute and the second functional group provides the multiple function dispersant graft polymer with a sludge and varnish
control performance attribute, and

wherein the only groups grafted to the polymer backbone are acylating agents or reaction products thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,622,431

TOMATO HYBRID SV8232TM AND PARENTS THEREOF

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A seed of tomato hybrid SV8232TM, a sample of seed of said hybrid having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-121830.

US Pat. No. 9,627,860

FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR A SWITCHBOARD AND RELATED FRAME AND SWITCHBOARD

ABB S.p.A., Milan (IT)

1. An assembly for a frame of a switchboard, comprising:
a hollow member comprising a first end and a second end, the hollow member extends lengthwise between the first and second
ends along a reference axis, the hollow member including a hollow interior and at least one slot formed between the first
end and the second end to provide access to the hollow interior;

at least one connecting element configured for connecting the hollow member to a corresponding corner joint element of the
frame, each connecting element including an insulating body having a carrying part; and

a fixing metal plate for the carrying part of the insulating body, the fixing metal plate having a first through hole that
is aligned with a second through hole of the carrying part, the fixing metal plate sized for insertion with the carrying plate
into the at least one slot wherein the carrying part is at least partially inserted transversally, with respect to the reference
axis, into the hollow member through the at least one slot, so as to arrange at least a portion of the fixing metal plate
into the hollow member transversally with respect to the reference axis and to substantially align the first and second through
holes with the reference axis; wherein, when in use, the first and second through holes are configured to receive a corresponding
fixing screw which is configured to be inserted within the hollow section of the hollow member from the first or second end
to fasten the at least one connecting element to the corresponding corner joint element.

US Pat. No. 9,627,513

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LATERAL DOUBLE-DIFFUSED METAL OXIDE SEMICONDUCTOR TRANSISTOR

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A method for manufacturing a lateral double-diffused metal oxide semiconductor transistor, comprising:
forming a semiconductor layer of a first doping type;
forming a high-voltage gate dielectric at a surface of said semiconductor layer;
forming a thin gate dielectric above said semiconductor layer to have at least a portion adjacent to said high-voltage gate
dielectric without using a mask;

forming a gate conductor above said thin gate dielectric and said high-voltage gate dielectric without using a mask;
forming a first sidewall of said gate conductor above said thin gate dielectric, by patterning said gate conductor through
a first mask;

forming a second sidewall of said gate conductor at least partially above said high-voltage gate dielectric, by patterning
said gate conductor through a second mask; and

forming source and drain regions of said first doping type,
wherein said method further comprises forming a body region of a second doping type opposite to said first doping type by
doping through said first mask.

US Pat. No. 9,627,194

METHODS FOR MASKING AND APPLYING PROTECTIVE COATINGS TO ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLIES

HZO, Inc., Draper, UT (U...

1. A method for coating an electronic device, comprising:
assembling at least first and second components of an electronic device to form an electronic assembly, the first component
including at least one of an exterior component of the electronic device, light emission element of the electronic device,
an imaging element of the electronic device, or a sensor of the electronic device;

applying a mask over at least one of the light emission element, the imaging element or the sensor of the electronic assembly,
the mask shielding the light emission element, the imaging element or the sensor, wherein the mask covers portions of opposite
surfaces of the electronic assembly;

applying a water-resistant protective coating to at least two components of the electronic assembly with the mask in place;
and

removing the mask from the electronic assembly, the water-resistant protective coating remaining on coated portions of the
electronic assembly, uncoated portions of the electronic assembly, including the light emission element, the imaging element
or the sensor, being exposed through removal of the mask.

US Pat. No. 9,625,571

DISABLING ROBOT SENSORS

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a computing system, that a robotic device has entered a particular physical region;
in response to detecting that the robotic device has entered the particular physical region, the computing system determining
at least one type of sensor associated with the robotic device, wherein the at least one type of sensor is used to detect
reflected illumination that is reflected from at least one object;

based on the determined at least one type of sensor, the computing system selecting (i) at least one particular type of disturbing
illumination and (ii) a target location within the particular physical region; and

the computing system directing at least one light source to emit the selected at least one particular type of disturbing illumination
towards the selected target location so as to disturb the reflected illumination detectable by the robotic device using the
at least one type of sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,625,063

COMPOSITE PIPE

Magma Global Limited, Po...

1. A subsea composite pipe for the conveyance of fluid, the composite pipe comprising:
a pipe wall comprising:
a composite material formed of at least a thermoplastic matrix and a plurality of reinforcing fibers embedded within the matrix,
a local variation in construction of at least one longitudinal section of the pipe wall to establish a variation in a constructional
property of the composite pipe along its length,

the local variation in construction includes a first fiber construction in a first longitudinal section of the pipe wall,
the first fiber construction is different from a second fiber construction of the composite material in a second longitudinal
section of the pipe wall and the first fiber construction in the first longitudinal section provides the variation in the
constructional property in the first longitudinal section for a service condition at the first longitudinal section, and

the first longitudinal section and the second longitudinal section of the pipe wall are circular in cross section and define
a constant inner diameter;

the local variation in construction between the first and second longitudinal sections is located at a common radial location
within the pipe wall.

US Pat. No. 9,624,224

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

20. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable
excipient.

US Pat. No. 9,624,198

SUBSTITUTED PIPERIDINYLTETRAHYDROQUINOLINES

Bayer Pharma Aktiengesell...

1. A compound of the formula (I)

in which
R1 represents C1-C6-alkyl or C3-C5-cycloalkyl,

where alkyl is substituted by 1 to 2 substituents independently of one another selected from the group consisting of hydroxy,
C1-C4-alkoxy and haloalkoxy

and
R2 represents hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl,

or
R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4- to 7-membered N-heterocycle,

where the N-heterocycle may be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents independently of one another selected from the group consisting
of oxo, hydroxy, monofluoromethyl, difluoromethyl, trifluoromethyl, hydroxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl, halogen and hydroxyalkyl,

or
where the N-heterocycle may have two substituents which, together with the carbon atom of the N-heterocycle to which they
are jointly attached, form a 4- to 6-membered heterocycle,

where this heterocycle for its part may be substituted by 1 to 3 substituents independently of one another selected from the
group consisting of oxo, methyl and ethyl,

R3 represents hydrogen, fluorine, methoxy or ethoxy

and
R4 represents hydrogen, fluorine, methoxy or ethoxy,

and the salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,623,390

CANISTER

X-Pert Paint Mixing Syste...

1. A canister for use with a paint system comprising:
a bottle body having a first end and a second end;
a cap assembly coupled to a first end;
a handle assembly coupled to a second end; and
the cap assembly includes a tip assembly having a control valve for precise dispensing of paint toners located within a bladder,
wherein the control valve is an electromagnetically actuable control valve.

US Pat. No. 9,622,942

SMART PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE PACKAGE

STORA ENSO OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A backing comprising a plurality of objects removable from the backing, wherein the backing further comprises detection
elements, the detection elements comprising a plurality of printed electrical components and detection means adapted to record
a removal of an object of said plurality of objects, and wherein said printed electrical components are pressed onto the backing
with methods of printing technology, and wherein the removal of the object of said plurality of objects from the backing brings
about a structural change including a cut off or break in at least one printed electrical component of said plurality of printed
electrical components, and wherein the structural change of said printed electrical component brings about an electrically
measurable change in an electric circuit comprising said printed electrical component, and further wherein at least one of
said plurality of printed electrical components deviates in terms of its specific electrical value from the specific electrical
value of at least one other printed electrical component of said plurality of printed electrical components, wherein the backing
further comprises a wireless data transfer module operable in a mobile communication system for delivering information relating
to a removal of said object of the plurality of objects outside the backing responsive to detecting the removal of said object
of the plurality of objects without user input.
US Pat. No. 9,624,368

ACRYLIC RESIN COMPOSITION, ACRYLIC RESIN SHEET, ACRYLIC RESIN LAMINATE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME

Mitsubishi Rayon Co., Ltd...

1. An acrylic resin composition comprising 100 parts by mass of an acrylic polymer (A-1) having 50 to 100% by mass of a methyl
methacrylate unit, 0 to 50% by mass of a different vinyl monomer unit and 0.002 to 0.7 parts by mass of an ethylene-alkyl
acrylate copolymer (B-2).
US Pat. No. 9,624,471

METHODS FOR MATURING CARDIOMYOCYTES AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON ...

1. A method for inducing maturation of a cultured cardiomyocyte comprising contacting in vitro a cultured cardiomyocyte derived
from a pluripotent stem cell or an induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) with an isolated microRNA from the let-7 family,
or with a vector that expresses said miRNA of the let-7 family, thereby inducing maturation of the cultured cardiomyocyte.

US Pat. No. 9,629,245

SOLDER SPACER AND ELECTRONIC MODULE COMPRISING SUCH A SPACER

Sagemcom Broadband SAS, ...

1. A spacer for soldering comprising an elongate body having one end provided with a tapped hole and an opposite end provided
with a transverse bearing surface having a smooth centering peg projecting therefrom, the peg has a longitudinal outer passage
extending over at least a fraction of its length as far as the transverse bearing surface to enable molten solder to penetrate
by capillarity as far as the transverse bearing surface.

US Pat. No. 9,628,997

DIGITAL CORDLESS TELEPHONE SYSTEM FOR BUSINESS USE, INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING INTERFERENCE AVOIDANCE PROGRAM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A digital cordless telephone system for business use comprising a base station and a terminal employing PHS (Personal Handy-Phone
System) technology, the base station comprising:
a carrier sense unit that carrier-senses nearby radio waves at each predetermined sampling period, determining whether radio
wave interference with a communication channel to be used for communication with the terminal is occurring by identifying
whether the radio wave is a radio wave of another type of radio system different from PHS or a jamming wave, or by combining
identifying whether the radio wave is a radio wave modulated by a modulation method different from a PHS modulation method
with the identifying whether the radio wave is a radio wave of another type of radio system or a jamming wave, and outputting
a result of monitoring whether radio wave interference with a communication channel to be used for communication with the
terminal is occurring as a carrier sense result;

a communication channel management unit that manages of communication channels by ranking usable communication channels to
be allocated to communication with the terminal as an allocation priority order based on the carrier sense result output from
the carrier sense unit; and

a communication channel switching control unit, when a request for acquiring a communication channel to be used for communication
with the terminal or a request for switching to another communication channel is made, preferentially selects and allocates
a communication channel being high in the ranking among the communication channels whose ranking is managed by the communication
channel management unit;

wherein the carrier sense unit uses, as a monitor channel being a time for periodically carrier-sensing nearby radio waves,
any one of a first channel being an unused time slot not in use due to PHS frame structural reasons or being, in addition
to the unused time slot, a receiving time slot of a communication channel in an idle state unallocated to communication among
communication channels for communication with the terminal, a second channel placed for, when a dedicated base station for
carrier-sensing nearby radio waves is included, receiving the carrier sense result transmitted from the dedicated base station
at each sampling period, and a third channel placed for, when a terminal in an idle state being not in communication among
the terminals located nearby carrier-senses nearby radio waves at an arbitrary timing, receiving the carrier sense result
transmitted from the terminal at each sampling period.

US Pat. No. 9,626,609

ASSET CREATION FROM HARDWARE ASSET TAGS USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Flexera Software LLC, It...

1. A method for identifying and managing assets belonging to an enterprise, the method comprising:
accessing an application on a user device, wherein the user device includes a camera;
causing a communication link to be established between the user device and an asset management system;
logging into the asset management system by entering credentials using the application;
initiating a live view of an asset tag acquired by the camera,
wherein the asset tag is associated with an asset having software-resident functionality, and
wherein the asset tag includes one or more machine-readable codes that convey information about the asset; and
selecting an asset tag template from a plurality of templates, wherein the asset tag template includes one or more prearranged
markers;

aligning the one or more prearranged markers with the one or more machine-readable codes while observing the live view of
the asset tag;

causing the application to:
extract the information from the asset tag by scanning the one or more machine-readable codes; and
prompt an operator to confirm the information was extracted correctly; and
transmitting at least some of the information to the asset management system to create a database entry in the asset management
system for the asset, the database entry linking the asset with one or more licensed resources during the lifecycle for the
asset, wherein the licensed resources are linked to the asset subject to and consistent with license terms that pertain to
the licensed resources.

US Pat. No. 9,626,308

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING DECREASING PRESENTATION LATENCY IN RESPONSE TO RECEIPT OF LATENCY REDUCTION MODE SIGNAL

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A nontransitory computer readable medium containing instructions for changing an output mode on an output device from a
first output mode to a latency reduction mode, and wherein execution of the program instructions by one or more processors
of a computer system causes the one or more processors to carry out a method, the method comprising:
a) receiving a latency reduction mode initiation signal;
b) automatically changing the output mode from the first output mode to the latency reduction mode in response to receipt
of the latency reduction mode signal, wherein the latency reduction mode causes the output device to cease one or more processing
operations on a set of content data displayed by the output device, wherein the content data is a telephonic conversation;

c) receiving an end latency reduction mode signal; and
d) automatically changing the output mode from the latency reduction mode to the first output mode in response to receipt
of the end latency reduction mode signal.

US Pat. No. 9,628,507

ADVANCED PERSISTENT THREAT (APT) DETECTION CENTER

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A computerized method for discovering and identifying an advanced persistent threat (APT) object corresponding to an object
that includes an APT being a type of malware that is directed at a particular target and seeks to surveil, extract or manipulate
data to which the particular target would have access, comprising:
receiving an object to be classified by one or more virtual machines of an APT detection center, the APT detection center
includes a server and the one or more virtual machines communicatively coupled to the server and configured for processing
of the received object;

extracting features of the received object during processing of the received object by the one or more virtual machines, a
first extracted feature of the extracted features includes information associated with an action performed during processing
of the received object within the one or more virtual machines;

conducting, by the server, a first analysis by comparing the extracted features with features of known APT objects stored
in an APT database accessible to the server;

responsive to determining that the extracted features satisfy a prescribed level of correlation with one or more features
of known APT objects in the APT database, identifying the received object as an APT object in the APT database; and

responsive to determining that the extracted features fail to satisfy the prescribed level of correlation with the one or
more features of the known APT objects in the APT database, conducting a second analysis by the server subsequent to the first
analysis, the second analysis includes a comparison of features associated with known non-APT malware to determine whether
the received object is known non-APT type malware, the second analysis being different from the first analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,627,506

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Device ...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:
forming a semiconductor layer on a substrate;
forming a first resist on the semiconductor layer;
forming a second resist on the first resist;
forming a first opening pattern of the first resist and a second opening pattern of the second resist, the first opening pattern
and the second opening pattern being overlapped with each other;

performing isotropic etching on the semiconductor layer through the first opening pattern and the second opening pattern so
as to form a recess on a surface of the semiconductor layer, the recess having a slanted slope; and

forming an electrode on the recess of the semiconductor layer which is exposed from the first opening pattern and the second
opening pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,623,045

FORMULATIONS CONTAINING CLOPIDOGREL AND SULFOALKYL ETHER CYCLODEXTRIN AND METHODS OF USE

CyDex Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of treating sickle cell crisis, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical
composition comprising a SAE-CD of Formula 1:
wherein: n is 4, 5, or 6; R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8 and R9 are each, independently, —O— or a —O—(C2-C6 alkylene)—SO3? group, wherein at least one of R1 to R9 is independently a —O—(C2-C6 alkylene)—SO3? group; and S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6, S7, S8 and S9 are each, independently, a pharmaceutically acceptable cation, to the composition, and clopidogrel, in combination with a
second therapeutic agent is selected from the group consisting of: folic acid, hydroxyurea, NSAIDs, antibiotics, iron chelators,
bronchodilators, diuretics, anxiolytics, ?-agonists, hydralazine, pentoxifylline, diltiazem, gonatropin-releasing hormone
analogs, diethylstilbestrol, and combinations of the foregoing.

US Pat. No. 9,622,680

CATHETER BALLOON METHODS AND APPARATUS EMPLOYING SENSING ELEMENTS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A cryoablation apparatus comprising:
a flexible substrate forming an inflatable cryoballoon;
one or more delivery channels coupled to the inflatable cryoballoon for delivering a cryoablation fluid to the inflatable
cryoballoon;

a plurality of sensing elements disposed on the inflatable cryoballoon for sensing tissue targeted for ablation, the plurality
of sensing elements including a plurality of impedance sensing elements;

a coupling bus disposed along a latitude of the inflatable cryoballoon and electrically coupled to the plurality of sensing
elements; and

an intermediate bus disposed longitudinally along the inflatable cryoballoon and electrically coupling the coupling bus to
a measurement collection circuit for collecting measurements from the plurality of sensing elements.

US Pat. No. 9,624,274

MUTATED STRUCTURAL PROTEIN OF A PARVOVIRUS

Ludwig-Maximilians-Univer...

1. A structural protein of a parvovirus which comprises a first amino acid insertion of one or more amino acids into I-453,
and a second amino acid insertion of one or more amino acids into I-587, wherein the first amino acid insertion is directly
C-terminal of amino acid G453 and the second amino acid insertion is directly C-terminal of amino acid N587 in the sequence of AAV-2 or the corresponding
amino acids of any other parvovirus, wherein the first amino acid insertion and the second amino acid insertion are each a
tolerogen-derived epitope.

US Pat. No. 9,624,137

LOW TEMPERATURE METHOD FOR HERMETICALLY JOINING NON-DIFFUSING CERAMIC MATERIALS

Component Re-Engineering ...

1. A method for the joining of ceramic materials, said method comprising the steps of:
placing an aluminum brazing element between an interface area of a first ceramic piece and an interface area of a second ceramic
piece to create a joining pre-assembly, wherein said second ceramic comprises beryllium oxide, wherein said aluminum has not
diffused into said second ceramic piece, and wherein said aluminum brazing element comprises 99% by weight or greater aluminum;

placing the components of said joining pre-assembly into a process chamber;
removing oxygen from said process chamber;
heating at least said aluminum brazing element of said joining pre-assembly to a first joining temperature of between 770
C and 1200 C, thereby joining said first ceramic piece to said second ceramic piece with a hermetically sealed aluminum joint
wherein said aluminum has not diffused into said second ceramic piece, and wherein the thickness of said final joint is greater
than zero.

US Pat. No. 9,623,600

METHOD OF CONVEYING PLASTICS MATERIAL PRE-FORMS, APPARATUS FOR CONVEYING PLASTICS MATERIAL PRE-FORMS AND SWITCHING ARRANGEMENT FOR SUCH AN APPARATUS

Krones, AG, Neutraubling...

1. A method of conveying plastics material pre-forms, wherein the plastics material pre-forms are supplied to a conveying
device by means of a supply device and the conveying device has a first roller body and a second roller body which extend
substantially parallel to each other, and the plastics material pre-form is conveyed between these rollers, wherein a portion
of the plastics material pre-forms is supported by the two rollers and wherein a further portion of the plastics material
pre-forms passes through between the rollers, wherein at least one first value characteristic of a state of occupation of
the plastics material pre-forms is detected by means of a first measuring instrument and a second value characteristic of
the state of occupation of the plastics material pre-forms is detected by means of a second measuring instrument which is
situated downstream of the first measuring instrument in the conveying direction of the plastics material pre-forms, and at
least one setting variable of the supply device or the conveying device is controlled on the basis of the two values, wherein
the at least one setting variable of the supply device is regulated on the basis of the two values by comparing between a
measured value or a new value derived from the two values and a reference value.

US Pat. No. 9,626,845

PROVIDING INFORMATION TO A USER THROUGH SOMATOSENSORY FEEDBACK

Baylor College of Medicin...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an input device;
a processing module configured to control an array of tactile interface devices and coupled to the input device, wherein the
processing module is configured to control the array of tactile interface devices by performing the steps of:

receiving samples of a data signal from the input device;
selecting a window of samples from the received samples of the data signal;
transforming the data samples of the window of samples into spatial patterns by transforming an N-dimensional signal of a
first rate within the window of samples into a higher K-dimensional signal of a second slower rate, wherein the second rate
corresponds to a rate capable of conveyance to a user through the array of tactile interface devices; and

generating control signals for operating the array of tactile interface devices by mapping the spatial patterns to one or
more devices of the array of tactile interface devices.

US Pat. No. 9,627,988

SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT AND RESONANT CONVERTER INCLUDING THE SAME

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A switch control circuit for controlling switching operations of first and second switches that control power supply of
a resonant converter, the switch control circuit comprising:
a half cycle signal generator to generate a half cycle signal according to a result of comparing a comparison voltage corresponding
to an output voltage of the resonant converter to a first signal based on a current sense voltage according to a load of the
resonant converter; and

a frequency limit controller to differently limit a variation ratio of a frequency of a first clock signal according to a
result of comparing a target on-time based on a first enable period in a previous switching cycle of a first clock signal
for determining switching frequencies of the first and second switches to a first period beginning from an enable start time
point of the first clock signal and ending at a point in time at which the half cycle signal is generated.

US Pat. No. 9,623,049

IMMUNOTHERAPY USING REDIRECTED ALLOGENEIC CELLS

YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOP...

1. A method of treating cancer, said method comprising subjecting a patient in need of such treatment to partial lymphodepletion,
and then administering to the patient an effective amount of alloreactive allogeneic T cells expressing an MHC unrestricted
tumor-directed chimeric receptor, wherein said partial lymphodepletion is to an extent sufficient to delay the host versus
graft reaction for a period sufficient to allow said allogeneic T cells to attack the tumor to which they are directed, but
to an extent insufficient to require rescue of the host immune system by bone marrow transplantation.

US Pat. No. 9,627,566

FOIL-BASED METALLIZATION OF SOLAR CELLS

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. A solar cell, comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions disposed in or above the substrate; and
a conductive contact structure disposed above the plurality of alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions, the conductive
contact structure comprising:

a plurality of metal seed material regions providing a metal seed material region disposed on each of the plurality of alternating
N-type and P-type semiconductor regions; and

a metal foil disposed on the plurality of metal seed material regions, the metal foil having anodized portions isolating metal
regions of the metal foil corresponding to the plurality of alternating N-type and P-type semiconductor regions.