US Pat. No. 9,663,517

COMPOSITIONS AND USES THEREOF

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A crystalline polymorph Form 1 of Compound I:

that exhibits a powder x-ray diffraction pattern having characteristic peak locations of approximately 4.7, 9.4, 11.0, 12.5,
and 15.4 degrees 2?.

US Pat. No. 9,665,073

SENSOR

TrickleStar Ltd, Causewa...

1. A sensor (101) for determining power supply to at least one appliance by sensing a first activity of a user and sequentially sensing a
second activity of a user in an event the first activity is undetected, wherein the sensor (101) terminates the power supply in an event the second activity is undetected within a predetermined period of time, wherein
the first activity is any one of infra-red activity from an infra-red enabled remote control, radio frequency activity, or
movement of the user within a predetermined vicinity and the second activity is any one of infra-red activity from the infra-red
enabled remote control, radio frequency activity, or movement of the user within the predetermined vicinity, and wherein the
first activity and the second activity are different from one another such that: a) when the first activity is infra-red activity
from the infra-red enabled remote control, the second activity is one of radio frequency activity or movement of the user
within the predetermined vicinity; b) when the first activity is radio frequency activity, the second activity is one of infra-red
activity from the infra-red enabled remote control or movement of the user within the predetermined vicinity; and c) when
the first activity is movement of the user within the predetermined vicinity, the second activity is one of infra-red activity
from the infra-red enabled remote control or radio frequency activity.

US Pat. No. 9,666,412

METHOD FOR CHARGING AND IMAGING AN OBJECT

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A method for charge control and for imaging an object, the method comprises: charging, with a charged particle beam, a
slice of the object, starting at a beginning of the slice and ending at an end of the slice; wherein the charging of the slice
comprises: introducing, by a first mechanical stage, a first movement along a first direction, between the object and charged
particle beam optics; scanning the slice with the charged particle beam thereby causing the slice to be charged; wherein the
scanning of the slice comprises performing, by the charged particle optics, a first counter-movement deflection of the charged
particle beam to at least partially counter the first movement; introducing, by a second mechanical stage, a second movement
along a second direction, between the object and the charged particle beam optics; wherein the second direction is substantially
perpendicular to the first direction; wherein the first mechanical stage is heavier than the second mechanical stage; wherein
a maximal velocity of the second mechanical stage exceeds a maximal velocity of the first mechanical stage; upon a completion
of the charging of the slice, performing by the second mechanical stage a first flyback operation that counters the second
movement thereby positioning the beginning of the slice within a field of view of the charged particle beam optics; imaging
the slice; wherein the imaging of the slice comprises: introducing, by the first mechanical stage, a third movement along
the first direction, between the object and charged particle beam optics; performing, by the charged particle beam optics,
a second counter movement deflection of the charged particle beam to at least partially counter the third movement; introducing,
by the second mechanical stage, a fourth movement along the second direction, between the object and the charged particle
beam optics; and upon a completion of the imaging of the slice performing, by the second mechanical stage, a second flyback
operation that counters the fourth movement.

US Pat. No. 9,667,677

AUTONOMIC COLLABORATIVE WORKSPACE CREATION

International Business Ma...

1. A computer program product comprising:
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium; and
computer usable code stored on the non-transitory computer readable storage medium, where, if executed by a processor, the
computer usable code causes a computer to:

track shared artifact usage for a plurality of workspaces over a plurality of collaborative interactions;
store the tracked shared artifact usage in an artifact repository;
conduct an analysis of the tracked shared artifact usage to determine patterns of artifact usage of at least one participant;
and

store the patterns of artifact usage in a patterns of artifact usage repository;
initialize a unique workspace on a plurality of computer devices with artifacts for a scheduled collaboration employing the
patterns of artifact usage;

wherein the unique workspace on each of the plurality of computer devices includes artifacts that are unique to one of the
computer devices;

wherein the unique workspace is an individual workspace that is primed for each of the plurality of computer devices based
on past behavior of each participant; and

wherein at least one of the collaborative interactions are between a subset of the plurality of workspaces operating within
a larger group of workspaces, and the subset of the plurality of workspaces communicates with the larger group of workspaces.

US Pat. No. 9,668,394

COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD AND COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting method for making a mounting head to which a component holder is attached perform component mounting
operation including upward and downward movement operation with respect to a board conveyed in a board conveyance direction
and mounting each component held by the component holder on the board, the component mounting method comprising:
a low-height component mounting step of mounting a low-height component on the board; and
a high-height component mounting step of mounting a high-height component on the board on which the low-height component is
mounted, wherein

the low-height component is a component capable of avoiding interference with a low-height component already mounted on the
board by upward and downward movement operation of the component holder,

the high-height component is a component which can avoid interference with the low-height component already mounted on the
board by upward and downward movement operation of the component holder but cannot avoid interference with a high-height component
already mounted on the board by upward and downward movement operation of the component holder, and

the high-height component mounting step includes repeating reciprocating mounting operations in which the component holder
is moved in a mounting order relative to a reference line extending in a first direction which is the board conveyance direction
such that the component holder is advanced over the board in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and then
a high-height component held by the component holder is mounted and thereafter the component holder is retracted from the
board in the second direction, wherein the mounting order is set in order in which a mounting coordinate of the high-height
component is larger in the second direction relative to the reference line.

US Pat. No. 9,665,036

REGULATING MEMBER AND DEVELOPING DEVICE

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A developing device for developing a latent image on an image bearing member comprising:
a rotatable developer carrying member configured to carry a toner;
a first bearing member, provided at one end of said developer carrying member, configured to rotatably support said developer
carrying member;

a second bearing member, provided at the other end of said developer carrying member, configured to rotatably support said
developer carrying member;

a regulating member configured to regulate an amount of a developer carried on said developer carrying member, said regulating
member comprising:

a base portion;
a regulating portion, extending along a rotational axis direction of said developer carrying member, configured to project
from a first surface of said base portion and configured to regulate a layer thickness of a developer;

a first supporting portion, provided at one end of said base portion with respect to the rotational axis direction, configured
to support said first bearing member;

a second supporting portion, provided at the other end of said base portion with respect to the rotational axis direction,
configured to support said second bearing member;

a first through hole structure which is provided outside a maximum image forming region where an image is formable on the
image bearing member and inside said first supporting portion with respect to the rotational axis direction and which is provided
so as to oppose a gap between the image bearing member and said developer carrying member;

a second through hole structure which is provided outside the maximum image forming region and inside said second supporting
portion with respect to the rotational axis direction and which is provided so as to oppose the gap between the image bearing
member and said developer carrying member; and

a first rib which projects from a second surface opposite from the first surface of said base portion and which extends from
said one end to said the other end along the rotational axis direction;

a second rib, extending from one end of said first rib in a substantially perpendicular direction to said first rib, configured
to form part of said first through hole structure; and

a third rib, extending from the other end of said first rib in a substantially perpendicular direction to said first rib,
configured to form part of said second through hole structure.

US Pat. No. 9,666,966

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING ELECTRICAL CONTACTS THAT ENGAGE MATING CONTACTS

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a connector housing configured to engage a mating connector during a mating operation; and
a contact array including electrical contacts that are coupled to the connector housing, each of the electrical contacts including
a proximal base coupled to the connector housing and an elongated body that extends from the proximal base to a distal end,
wherein the elongated body has a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal base and the distal end and a lateral axis
that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis, the elongated body including a body side that extends along the longitudinal
and lateral axes and is shaped to form a wipe track and a contact zone that is adjacent to an end of the wipe track, the wipe
track configured to engage a contact finger of the mating connector as the contact finger moves linearly along the longitudinal
axis toward the contact zone, the contact zone being configured to directly engage the contact finger during operation of
the electrical connector, wherein the body side includes first and second recessed portions that are separated by the wipe
track, the wipe track having a non-linear path such that the wipe track turns at least partially in a lateral direction along
the lateral axis as the wipe track moves toward the contact zone along the longitudinal axis, the wipe track and the contact
zone being portions of a common exterior surface of the elongated body;

wherein the body side is a first body side, the elongated body further comprising a second body side that extends along the
longitudinal axis, the first and second body sides facing in generally perpendicular directions, the first recessed portion
being defined by a planar surface that extends between and joins the wipe track and the second body side;

wherein the wipe track is a planar surface that is laterally defined between and includes first and second track edges, wherein
the elongated body further comprises a third body side, the first body side extending along the lateral axis between the second
and third body sides, the first and second track edges extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis along the
first body side, wherein the elongated body has a body width that extends along the lateral axis between the second and third
body sides and the wipe track has a track width that extends along the lateral axis between the two track edges, the track
width being less than the body width for a majority of the wipe track.

US Pat. No. 9,667,653

CONTEXT-AWARE NETWORK SERVICE POLICY MANAGEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A method, comprising:
configuring a computer with a set of context-aware data forwarding policies of a network having a dynamic context;
monitoring the dynamic context of the network;
determining a set of network configuration forwarding rules for one or more data forwarding devices of the network, responsively
to the configured context-aware data forwarding policies and the dynamic context of the network;

operating by the computer, a first thread that detects changes in the dynamic context of the network, responsively to the
monitoring and in response to detected changes, updates, based on the set of context-aware data forwarding policies and the
detected changes in the dynamic context, the set of network configuration forwarding rules;

in parallel to operating the first thread, operating a second thread that receives rule requests and in response to the received
rule requests conveys to the data forwarding devices, the updated set of network configuration forwarding rules; and

handling packets by the data forwarding devices according to the conveyed updated set of network configuration forwarding
rules.

US Pat. No. 9,668,380

CONFORMABLE THERMAL BRIDGE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A thermal bridge comprising:
a frame defining a bridge opening that extends through the frame; and
an array of multiple plates held in the bridge opening of the frame, the plates having front planar faces and opposite rear
planar faces, the plates stacked side-by-side along a stack axis, the front and rear planar faces of the plates oriented perpendicular
to the stack axis, the array extending between a top end defined by top edges of the plates and a bottom end defined by bottom
edges of the plates, each plate being independently vertically compressible between the respective top and bottom edges of
the plate relative to other plates in the array, the top end of the array being configured to engage and conform to a contour
of a first external surface, the bottom end of the array being configured to engage and conform to a contour of a second external
surface, the plates being thermally conductive to transfer heat between the first and second external surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,665,148

POE POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR POE-POWERED PORT EXTENDER HAVING MULTIPLE DATA AND POWER INPUTS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A port extender, comprising:
a chassis;
a plurality of first networking ports that are located on the chassis and that each receive power and data through a networking
cable from a power sourcing device;

a plurality of second networking ports that are located on the chassis and that each connect to an information handling system
(IHS) and provide power and data through a networking cable to that IHS;

a port information database storing a port profile for at least one of the plurality of second networking ports that specifies
the reallocation of power that is being provided to the at least one of the plurality of second networking ports if the at
least one of the plurality of second networking ports is inactive for a predetermined amount of time; and

a power management processor that is located in the chassis and coupled to each of the plurality of first networking ports,
the plurality of second networking ports, and the port information database, wherein the power management processor:

determines a power budget using power received through the plurality of first networking ports;
selectively provides the power that is received through the plurality of first networking ports to one or more of the plurality
of second networking ports based on the power budget;

reallocates a first portion of the power from being provided to a first of the at least one of the plurality of second networking
ports according to the port profile and in response to determining that the first of the at least one of the plurality of
second networking ports has been inactive for the predetermined amount of time; and

continues to provide a second portion of the power to the first of the at least one of the plurality of second networking
ports, wherein the continued provision of the second portion of the power to the first of the at least one of the plurality
of second networking ports allows for the detection of the first of the at least one of the plurality of second networking
ports becoming active after having been inactive for the predetermined amount of time.

US Pat. No. 9,667,601

PROXY SSL HANDOFF VIA MID-STREAM RENEGOTIATION

F5 Networks, Inc., Seatt...

1. A traffic management device communicating with a client device and a plurality of server devices, comprising:
a transceiver to send and receive data over a network; and
one or more processors that are operative to perform actions comprising:
intercepting a message sent over the end-to-end encrypted connection by the client device, wherein the message is addressed
to a first server device;

providing a request for renegotiation to the client device over an end-to-end encrypted connection of a session between the
client device and the first server device;

decrypting a set of handshake messages using one or more connection keys that are based on a session key for the session,
wherein the set of handshake messages are intercepted and addressed to the first server device and were sent in response to
the renegotiation request;

redirecting the decrypted set of intercepted handshake messages to a second server device, wherein the second server device
replaces the first server device as an endpoint in the encrypted end-to-end connection; and

redirecting the intercepted message to a second server device.

US Pat. No. 9,666,961

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing stack comprising a front housing and a rear housing, the front housing defining a mating end of the housing stack
configured for mating with a mating connector, the rear housing defining a mounting end of the housing stack configured for
mounting to a circuit board, the mounting end being opposite the mating end, the rear housing disposed rearward of the front
housing and being coupled to the front housing at a seam, the housing stack defining plural contact cavities that extend continuously
through the front housing and the rear housing between the mating end and the mounting end;

a lossy spacer disposed at the seam between the front and rear housings, the lossy spacer having plural contact cavities aligned
with corresponding contact cavities of the housing stack;

signal contacts disposed in corresponding contact cavities of the housing stack and being provided at or near the mating and
mounting ends for electrical connection to the mating connector and the circuit board, respectively; and

ground contacts disposed in corresponding contact cavities of the housing stack and being provided at or near the mating and
mounting ends for electrical connection to the mating connector and the circuit board, respectively;

wherein the signal contacts extend through the lossy spacer such that the signal contacts do not directly engage the lossy
spacer, and wherein the ground contacts extend through the contact cavities in the lossy spacer such that the ground contacts
are coupled by the lossy spacer.

US Pat. No. 9,666,962

POWER TERMINAL WITH COMPLIANT PIN FOR ELECTRICAL POWER CONNECTOR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical power connector comprising:
a power terminal having a first contact and a second contact arranged back-to-back;
the first contact having a first thickness, the first contact having a first mating segment having a mating interface at which
the first contact is configured to mate with a first mating contact, the first contact having a first mounting segment comprising
a first compliant pin;

the second contact having a second thickness approximately equal to the first thickness, the second contact having a second
mating segment having a mating interface at which the second contact is configured to mate with a second mating contact, the
second contact having a second mounting segment comprising a second compliant pin;

wherein the first compliant pin is aligned with the second compliant pin and arranged back-to-back such that both the first
and second compliant pins are received in a common plated via of a circuit board; and

wherein the first compliant pin has a first opening having a first width at a widest part of the first opening, the first
contact having a first width-to-thickness (W/T) stamping ratio, the second compliant pin has a second opening having a second
width at a widest part of the second opening, the second contact having a second W/T stamping ratio equal to or greater than
the first W/T stamping ratio, and the first and second compliant pins are aligned back-to-back to form a terminal compliant
pin of the power terminal having at least one terminal compliant pin opening defined by the first and second openings, the
terminal compliant pin opening having a third width at a widest part thereof equal to the wider of the first and second openings,
the terminal compliant pin having a third thickness equal to a sum of the first and second thicknesses, the terminal compliant
pin having a third W/T stamping ratio less than the first and second W/T stamping ratios.

US Pat. No. 9,662,432

CANNULA TIP FOR AN ARTERIAL CANNULA

Carnegie Mellon Universit...

1. A cannula tip for a cannula for conveying blood in a downstream direction into an artery, said cannula tip having an inlet
having a first predetermined diameter, a longitudinal axis, a body portion, and a diverging portion having a second predetermined
diameter, and wherein
said body portion includes a swirl inducing means downstream from said inlet for causing the rotation of a flow of said blood
within said cannula tip around said longitudinal axis,

said swirl inducing means has a third predetermined diameter which is at least about three times said first predetermined
diameter of said inlet, and

said swirl inducing means is able to cause blood flowing in said cannula tip to undergo at least about a 360 degree rotation
about said longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 9,668,378

RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY WITH HEAT EXTRACTION FROM A PLUGGABLE MODULE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A receptacle assembly comprising:
a cage comprising an interior cavity having a port, the cage comprising a rear end and a front end, the front end is open
to the port, the port being configured to receive a pluggable module therein through the front end of the cage, the cage comprising
a spring; and

a heat spreader comprising a body having a cage segment that is configured to be mounted to the cage such that the cage segment
extends over at least a portion of the cage with a module side of the cage segment facing the port, the body comprising an
extension segment that extends from the cage segment, the extension segment being positioned behind the rear end and extending
in a direction generally away from the cage, the extension segment having a first side that is engaged in thermal communication
with a heat exchanger behind the rear end, wherein the spring is configured to engage the pluggable module when the pluggable
module is received within the port such that the spring is configured to press the pluggable module in thermal communication
with the module side of the cage segment of the heat spreader.

US Pat. No. 9,665,056

REFERENCE PLATE MOVING MECHANISM FOR POST-PROCESSING DEVICE

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A post-processing device comprising:
a housing;
a tray unit in which a plurality of sheets are carried toward a predetermined conveyance direction and on which the plurality
of sheets are loaded;

a staple unit that is disposed to face ends of front end sides of the sheets in the conveyance direction, is movable along
the ends in a sheet width direction perpendicular to the conveyance direction, and performs a staple process on the plurality
of sheets;

a movement section that moves the staple unit in the sheet width direction;
a reference plate that abuts the ends of the plurality of sheets and aligns the plurality of sheets; and
an interlocking mechanism that moves the reference plate in the sheet width direction in interlock with movement of the staple
unit, wherein

the staple unit is inclined by a predetermined angle with respect to the sheet width direction and can be disposed at a first
staple position disposed to face a first corner part of the sheets formed by the ends and a second staple position that is
an inner side from the first staple position in the sheet width direction and is disposed along the ends,

the reference plate can be disposed at a first reference position that is an inner side from the first staple position in
the sheet width direction and is disposed so as to overlap the second staple position and a second reference position that
is disposed at an outer side from the first reference position and the second staple position in the sheet width direction,

the staple unit includes a staple body part and a staple movable part provided to face the staple body part to form a concave
portion for allowing entrance of the ends at the front end sides in the conveyance direction of the sheets between the staple
movable part and the staple body part to perform a staple process in a vicinity of the ends of the sheets, and

the interlocking mechanism disposes the reference plate at the first reference position when the staple unit is disposed at
the first staple position, and allows the reference plate to pass through the concave portion provided in the staple unit
to move the reference plate from the first reference position to the second reference position in interlock with movement
of the staple unit from the first staple position to the second staple position.

US Pat. No. 9,668,069

HEARING DEVICE AND EXTERNAL DEVICE BASED ON LIFE PATTERN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

10. A device interworking with a hearing device, the device comprising:
a store configured to store sound environment category sets, based on a life pattern, the sound environment category set comprising
sound environment categories corresponding to sound feature maps;

a sensor configured to sense environment information;
a selector configured to select a pattern element, based on the environment information; and
a communicator configured to transmit, to the hearing device, a sound environment category set corresponding to the selected
pattern element,

wherein a sound feature map of the sound feature maps is generated in response to determining a Mel-Frequency Cepstrum Coefficient
(MFCC) distribution and a spectral roll-off distribution of an input and a sound environment, and

wherein the MFCC distribution is indicated by a first axis of the sound feature map, and the spectral roll-off distribution
is indicated by a second axis of the sound feature map.

US Pat. No. 9,667,926

PROJECTOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A projector including a light source and a light modulator and projects an image, the projector comprising:
a circulation cooling device that has a closed housing accommodating an object to be cooled and cools the object to be cooled
by circulating a cooling gas in the closed housing;

a controller that is arranged outside the circulation cooling device and controls the projector; and
an exterior housing that accommodates the circulation cooling device and the controller and forms an exterior of the projector,
wherein the circulation cooling device includes
a cooling fan that is arranged in the closed housing and blows the cooling gas to the object to be cooled,
a heat absorber that absorbs heat of the gas having cooled the object to be cooled, and
a relay section that forms, along with the closed housing, a closed space and relays electrical connection between the cooling
fan and the controller, and

the relay section includes a double-sided substrate having an inner surface which faces the closed space and on which a connection
member electrically connected to the cooling fan is arranged and an outer surface which faces away from the closed space and
on which a connection member electrically connected to the controller is arranged.

US Pat. No. 9,666,998

GROUND CONTACT MODULE FOR A CONTACT MODULE STACK

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A ground contact module comprising:
a ground leadframe having at least one ground contact extending between a corresponding mating end and terminating end with
a transition portion between the mating and terminating ends, the transition portion being generally planar and having a first
side and a second side opposite the first side, the ground leadframe including only the at least one ground contact and being
devoid of signal contacts;

a ground dielectric body holding the ground leadframe, the ground dielectric body having at least one low loss layer overmolded
over the ground leadframe and generally encasing the transition portion of the at least one ground contact, the ground dielectric
body having a lossy band being electrically coupled to at least one of the at least one ground contact, the lossy band being
separate and discrete from the at least one low loss layer and being attached to the at least one low loss layer in proximity
to the at least one ground contact, the lossy band being manufactured from lossy material having conductive particles in a
dielectric binder material, the lossy band absorbing electrical resonance propagating through the ground contact module.

US Pat. No. 9,666,292

METHOD OF DETERMINING DEFAULT READ VOLTAGE OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF READING DATA OF NON-VOLATILE MEMORY DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of determining a default read voltage of a non-volatile memory device which includes a plurality of first memory
cells, each of which is configured to store a plurality of data bits as one of a plurality of threshold voltages corresponding
to a plurality of logic states, the method comprising:
programming a first data to the first memory cells so that each of the logic states are programmed into the first memory cells
an equal number of times;

applying a first default read voltage from among a plurality of default read voltages to word lines coupled to the first memory
cells, and measuring a first ratio of first on-cells, each of which has a threshold voltage smaller than or equal to the first
default read voltage, among the first memory cells; and

modifying the first default read voltage based on the first ratio and a first reference value corresponding to the first default
read voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,664,764

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS AND SUSCEPTIBILITY-WEIGHTED IMAGING METHOD USING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A Susceptibility Weighting Imaging (SWI) method for acquiring a susceptibility-weighted image for use by a magnetic resonance
imaging (MRI) system, comprising:
acquiring a first RF echo signal in a first echo time for providing an image exclusive of susceptibility-weighting;
acquiring a second RF echo signal in a second echo time longer than the first echo time for providing an image including susceptibility-weighting;
applying a compensation gradient field for compensating for field inhomogeneity;
in response to applying the compensation gradient field, acquiring a third RF echo signal in a third echo time longer than
the second echo time;

generating first, second and third images in response to data derived from the first, second and third RF echo signals respectively;
compensating a first region in which magnetic resonance signal attenuation has occurred in the second image by combining the
first, second and third images;

deriving first, second and third magnitude images from the first, second and third images respectively, and deriving first
and second phase images from the first and second images;

identifying the first region using the first, second and third magnitude images;
acquiring a magnitude image of the identified first region; and
calculating a magnitude image of a second region excluding the first region in response to the second magnitude image.

US Pat. No. 9,664,346

LOW-PROFILE LIGHT FIXTURE INTEGRATED WITH AN ARCHITECTURAL PANEL

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting unit comprising:
an architectural panel having an overall thickness that is measured between a first surface that is configured to be exposed
to light output by the lighting unit and a second surface that is opposite the first surface; and

a light fixture comprising a solid state light source, an optic, a power supply and a driver circuit, the light fixture including
the source, optic and power supply being at least partially embedded in a recess of the panel, said light fixture being configured
to output light in an output direction extending out away from the first surface of the panel,

wherein the light fixture extends from the first surface of the panel in a direction opposite the output direction by a distance
that is less than the overall thickness of the architectural panel,

wherein the light fixture further comprises a heat sink housing in which the solid state light source, the optic, the power
supply and the driver circuit are positioned, wherein said heat sink housing includes heat sink fins for conducting heat generated
by the solid state light source, and wherein the heat sink fins are embedded in the panel.

US Pat. No. 9,664,313

MODULAR FITTING

Georg Fischer Rohrleitung...

1. An assembly comprising:
a fitting (1) made of weldable, thermoplastic material and having a modular construction, comprising a plurality of elements (2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12), including at least one main element (2, 9) and at least one connection element (3, 10, 11, 12), wherein:

the plurality of elements (2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12) each have end surfaces (4, 5) not along end flanges and running at right angles to a center axis (8),

each said connection element (3, 10, 11, 12) is of the same diameter at its said end surface,

a wall thickness of the connection element (3, 10, 11, 12) is thicker in a region of its said end surface than in a region of an opposite end surface (6) of the connection element, said opposite end surface for connection to an associated pipeline component, and

the plurality of elements (2, 3, 9, 10, 11, 12) are directly welded to one another exclusively on the end surfaces; and

pipeline components welded to the respective associated opposite end surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,666,972

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing including a front housing and a rear housing separately provided from and mateable to the front housing to define
the housing;

the front housing having front terminal channels configured to receive terminals, the front housing having front keying features
for aligning the front housing with the rear housing for mating thereto;

the rear housing having rear terminal channels aligned with the front terminal channels when the rear housing is mated with
the front housing, the rear housing having rear keying features that interact with the front keying features to align the
front housing with the rear housing during mating; and

an independent secondary lock (ISL) device coupled to the housing, the ISL device having a front plate positioned in front
of the front housing with front plate channels therethrough configured to be aligned with the front terminal channels, the
ISL device having a lock plate positioned between the front housing and the rear housing with lock plate channels therethrough,
the front plate being formed integral with the lock plate and being movable with the lock plate, the ISL device having a staged
mating sequence with the housing, wherein in a first stage, the lock plate channels are aligned with the front and rear terminal
channels to allow the terminals to at least partially pass therethrough from the rear terminal channels into the front terminal
channels during loading of the terminals into the housing, and wherein in a second stage, the lock plate is moved relative
to the housing to a blocking position where the lock plate blocks the terminals from removal from the front terminal channels,
the front plate being moved relative to the housing with the lock plate from the first stage to the second stage, the front
plate channels being aligned with the front terminal channels in the second stage.

US Pat. No. 9,667,002

CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY WITH AN UNSHIELDED TWISTED PAIR CIRCUIT

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A connector assembly comprising,
a housing having housing cavities extending between a mating end and a loading end, the housing having module latches associated
with corresponding housing cavities; and

contact modules received in corresponding housing cavities, each contact module having first and second module cavities extending
between a front end and a rear end of the contact modules, the contact modules being held within the housing cavity by the
corresponding module latch, each contact module having an unshielded twisted pair (UTP) circuit, the UTP circuit includes
first and second signal wires and first and second terminals terminated to the first and second signal wires, the signal wires
being twisted along a length of the first and second signal wires;

wherein the contact module has a primary latch surface for securing the first and second terminals in the first and second
module cavities, and the contact module has a secondary latch for securing the first and second terminals in the first and
second module cavities;

wherein the first and second terminals comprise a latch configured to engage the primary latch surface of the contact module,
and a secondary recess configured to receive the secondary latch of the contact module.

US Pat. No. 9,666,997

GASKET PLATE FOR A RECEPTACLE ASSEMBLY OF A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A connector module assembly comprising:
a plurality of communication connectors arranged side-by-side and secured together as a communication module, each communication
connector having a contact array arranged within a shroud at a mating interface, the shroud and the contact array being configured
for mating with a corresponding pluggable module; and

a gasket plate coupled to the communication module, the gasket plate having at least one sheet including a front side facing
the pluggable modules and a rear side facing the communication module such that the gasket plate is generally positioned between
the communication module and the pluggable modules, the at least one sheet spanning across and between each of the communication
modules, the gasket plate having a plurality of openings receiving corresponding shrouds such that the shrouds pass through
the openings for mating with the corresponding pluggable modules, the gasket plate having pluggable module interfaces around
each of the openings for interfacing with mating ends of the pluggable modules associated with the corresponding openings,
the gasket plate being conductive to provide electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding at the pluggable module interfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,666,993

EMI CONTAINMENT FOR CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a cage member having a plurality of walls defining a port configured to receive a pluggable module therein through a front
end of the cage member, the walls extending rearward from the front end to a rear end of the cage member, the walls being
manufactured from a metal material and providing electrical shielding for the port, the cage member being configured to be
mounted generally behind an interior surface of a bezel and being aligned with an opening in the bezel to receive the pluggable
module; and

an EMI skirt at the front end of the cage member, the EMI skirt comprising plural spring beams extending from the walls at
exit points, the spring beams and the cage member being integral and having a unibody design, each spring beam having a front
bend at the exit point from the corresponding wall at the front end of the cage member, each spring beam having a base extending
rearward from the front bend along the exterior of the cage member and spaced apart from the corresponding wall of the cage
member, the base being configured to pass through the opening in the bezel to a position rearward of the interior surface
of the bezel, each spring beam having an arm extending from the base outward in a direction generally away from the cage member,
the arm being configured to reside behind the bezel, the arms having bezel mating interfaces configured to engage and electrically
connect to the interior surface of the bezel.

US Pat. No. 9,666,940

BALLOON WITH PRESSURE MECHANISM TO PASSIVELY STEER ANTENNA

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A balloon, comprising:
an antenna; and
a pressure-sensitive mechanism in mechanical communication with the antenna such that in response to a change in the balloon's
altitude, the pressure-sensitive mechanism causes a signaling end of the antenna to rotate about a pivot point on the antenna,
a separation distance between two or more radiating elements of the antenna to increase or decrease, or a separation distance
between the two or more radiating elements and a reflector of the antenna to increase or decrease.

US Pat. No. 9,668,325

INTERACTIVE USER INTERFACE FUNCTIONALITY FOR LIGHTING DEVICES OR SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A system, comprising:
intelligent lighting devices, each respective intelligent lighting device comprising:
a light source;
a communication interface configured to enable communication via a network link; and
a processor coupled to control the light source and coupled to communicate via the communication interface and the network
link with one or more others of the intelligent lighting devices and configured to control operations of at least the respective
intelligent lighting device,

wherein at least one of the intelligent lighting devices includes a user input sensor configured to detect user activity related
to user inputs without requiring physical contact of the user, when the user is in a vicinity of the user input sensor; and

an output component configured to provide information output to the user when the user is in the vicinity of the user input
sensor and a vicinity of the output component;

wherein one or more of the processors of the intelligent lighting devices is further configured to process user inputs detected
by the user input sensor, control illumination implemented by one or more of the lighting devices and control output to the
user via the output component so as to implement an interactive user interface, including to selectively:

control a lighting operation of one or more of the lighting devices as a function of a processed user input; and
obtain information via a data network communication and provide the information as an output via the output component, in
response to a processed user input.

US Pat. No. 9,664,081

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

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

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

a feed connector arranged to extend through the side aperture into the exhaust passageway of the exhaust pipe, the feed connector
upstream of the catalytic converter and formed to include (i) an inlet end formed to include an inlet aperture adapted to
receive a flow of reducing agent comprising an aqueous urea solution, (ii) an outlet end, and (iii) an inner surface arranged
to extend from the inlet end to the outlet end to define a feed-connector channel extending from the inlet end to the outlet
end, and

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

wherein the guide member includes an inner surface arranged to define the reducing-agent passageway and an outer surface arranged
to cooperate with a surrounding portion of an inner surface of the feed connector to define therebetween a gap configured
to conduct a flow of exhaust gas admitted from an upstream site in the exhaust passageway to swirl around the outer surface
of the guide member and enter the reducing-agent passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,663,713

PHOSPHOR, LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT AND LIGHTING DEVICE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A phosphor of an Eu-activated Li-solid-solubilized ?-SiAlON having a lattice constant a of 0.7820 to 0.7835 nm, a lattice
constant c of 0.5645 to 0.5670 nm, an oxygen content of 0.4 to 1.2 mass %, and an europium (Eu) content of 0.3 to 1.2 mass
%, emitting a light having a peak wavelength of 580 to 595 nm in the fluorescence spectrum when excited by a monochromatic
light having a peak wavelength in the range of 450 to 460 nm.
US Pat. No. 9,661,875

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEL CAPSULES COATED FOR LOW PERMEABILITY AND PHYSICAL INTEGRITY

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A capsule comprising:
a core comprising gelled alginate and one or more optional additives and having a diameter of 1 to 5 mm,
a polymeric coating substantially surrounding the core, and
an optional second coating,
wherein the capsule exhibits water retention of at least 40% after three days at 23 degrees C. and 50% relative humidity,
and

wherein the polymeric coating comprises (acrylamidomethyl)cellulose acetate propionate.

US Pat. No. 9,666,990

PLUG CONNECTOR HAVING RESONANCE CONTROL

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A plug connector comprising:
a plug body having a terminating end configured to terminate to an electrical component and a mating end configured to mate
with a mating electrical connector, the plug body having a first outer side and a second outer side, the plug body having
pockets between the first and second outer sides;

a plug shroud extending from the plug body at the terminating end, the plug shroud being configured to be coupled to the electrical
component;

a contact array held by the plug body, the contact array having signal contacts and ground contacts interleaved between corresponding
signal contacts, the signal and ground contacts being exposed along the first and second outer sides, at least some of the
ground contacts being aligned with corresponding pockets; and

resonance-control lossy inserts provided in corresponding pockets adjacent corresponding ground contacts, the lossy inserts
being manufactured from lossy material capable of absorbing electrical resonance propagating through the plug body, wherein
each lossy insert ties a plurality of ground contacts together.

US Pat. No. 9,666,982

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING LATCH RELEASE COLLAR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a circular housing having a cavity configured to receive a mating connector, the housing holding power terminals in the cavity,
the housing having a mating end having a generally circular cross-section, the housing having a flexible latch at the mating
end configured to engage a latch of the mating connector, the flexible latch having a pull hook extending therefrom; and

a release collar slidably coupled to the housing at the mating end in an axial direction between a forward position and a
rearward position, the release collar having an actuator ramp facing the pull hook, the actuator ramp engaging the pull hook
to actuate the flexible latch to release the flexible latch from a latch of the mating connector as the release collar is
moved in the axial direction to the rearward position.

US Pat. No. 9,663,604

COMPOSITION AND APPLICATIONS OF A MULTI-COMPONENT BENZO[1,2-B:4,5-B] DITHIOPHENE-DIFLUOROTHIENOTHIOPHENE RANDOMLY SUBSTITUTED POLYMERS FOR ORGANIC SOLAR CELLS

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A polymer having two different sets of repeat units consisting essentially of:

wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl group, alkoxy group, aryl groups and
combinations thereof and where if R1=R2 then R2?R4 and if R2=R4 then R1?R2; and

n and o are greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,662,965

SYSTEM FOR LOCKING / UNLOCKING AN OBJECT UNDER A STRUCTURE HAVING A HOOK FOR DRAWING AND SUPPORTING SAME

RENAULT s.a.s., Boulogne...

1. A system for locking and unlocking an object of an electric or hybrid motor vehicle under a structure of the vehicle, the
system comprising:
a plurality of locks configured to fix the object under the structure, the locks being secured to the structure and each of
the locks comprising

a hook configured to draw the object during a drawing travel in a direction of the structure by compressing a resiliently
deformable means inserted between the object and the structure and to support the object relative to the structure at an end
of the drawing travel, and

a transmission device configured to drive the hook during the drawing travel of the object to the structure and
an actuation tool that is separate from the structure and the object, the actuation tool comprising:
an actuation element that extends out from a first face of the actuation tool to actuate the transmission device to drive
the hook of a corresponding lock of the plurality of locks, and

an alignment element that cooperates with a bearing element on the lock.
US Pat. No. 9,663,608

LOW-DENSITY MOLDING COMPOUND

Continental Structural Pl...

1. A molding composition formulation comprising:
a thermoset cross-linkable polymeric resin; and
hollow glass microspheroids present from 2 to 12 total weight percent of the formulation; and
a surface activating agent that bonds to one of said hollow glass microspheroids, said surface activating agent is an alkoxysilane
reactive with a silica surface of said one of said hollow glass microspheroids;

a free radical catalyst for curing said resin;
wherein said surface activating agent is present in concentrations of about 0.05 to 0.5 grams of said surface activating agent
Per gram of hollow glass microspheroids, and said hollow glass microspheroids have an aspect ratio of between 1 and 1.6.

US Pat. No. 9,668,324

SOLID-STATE DRIVE

Alson Technology Limited,...

1. A solid-state drive, including:
a substrate, having a transmit port;
a flash memory module, disposed on the substrate and electrically connected with the transmit port;
at least one light-emitting portion, disposed on the substrate and electrically connected with the transmit port;
at least one light-guiding portion, at least partially covering the light-emitting portion;
a shell portion, the shell portion covering two side faces of the substrate, the shell portion formed with a light-transmittable
portion, the light-transmittable portion corresponding to the light-guiding portion.

US Pat. No. 9,667,133

BLACK START OF A MULTILEVEL VOLTAGE SOURCE CONVERTER

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A multilevel voltage source converter comprising:
cells connected in cascade, each of the cells having:
a first and a second cell terminal;
a cell capacitor;
a first switch between a first end of the cell capacitor and the first cell terminal;
a second switch between a second end of the cell capacitor and said first cell terminal, where the second cell terminal is
provided via the first or the second end of the cell capacitor;

a first chargeable power supply unit connected in parallel with the first switch; and
a second chargeable power supply unit connected in parallel with the second switch; and
a black start control unit configured to perform, after the initial application of a DC voltage to a cell terminal of a cell
and the subsequent initial charging of the chargeable power supply unit of one of the switches, charging of an uncharged power
supply unit of the other switch through repeatedly turning on and off the switch with the initially charged power supply unit.

US Pat. No. 9,664,655

ELECTROLYTIC ELUENT RECYCLE DEVICE, APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Dionex Corporation, Sunn...

1. A method of using an integrated suppressor and eluent generator apparatus for ion chromatography comprising a suppressor
chamber comprising ion exchange material and including an inlet and an outlet, a first electrode chamber comprising a first
electrode and including an inlet and an outlet, a second electrode chamber comprising a second electrode and including an
inlet and an outlet, an eluent generator chamber comprising flow-through ion exchange material and including an inlet and
an outlet, a first barrier preventing significant liquid flow, but permitting transport of ions of only one charge, positive
or negative, disposed between said eluent generator chamber and said second electrode chamber, a second barrier preventing
significant liquid flow, but permitting transport of ions of only one charge, positive or negative, disposed between said
suppressor chamber and said eluent generator chamber, and a third barrier preventing significant liquid flow, but permitting
transport of ions of only one charge, positive or negative, disposed between said first electrode chamber and said suppressor
chamber, said method comprising
(a) flowing an eluent stream comprising separated ionic species of one charge, positive or negative, through said suppression
chamber to suppress said eluent,

(b) recycling said suppressed eluent from said suppressor chamber, directly or indirectly, to said eluent generator chamber,
(c) passing a current between said first and second electrodes through said suppressor chamber and said eluent generator chamber
during suppression in step (a) for suppression and eluent generation, and

(d) flowing an aqueous rinse solution through said first and second electrode chambers and between them.

US Pat. No. 9,663,939

FOUNDATION FOR A WIND TURBINE

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. An openwork load-bearing structure for a wind turbine, wherein the openwork load-bearing structure comprises:
primary structures via which loads which occur in the load-bearing structure as a result of the wind turbine are dissipated;
and

secondary structures, which only perform functional tasks and do not dissipate loads which occur in the load-bearing structure
as a result of the wind turbine;

wherein the secondary structures are arranged on the primary structures and are connected integrally thereto,
wherein the integral connection between the primary structures and the secondary structures is in the form of a connecting
layer arranged therebetween, and

wherein said openwork load-bearing structure is a foundation structure, wherein one or more of the primary structures is a
corner post or a leg, and wherein one or more of the secondary structures is a pile stopper for depth-limiting the corner
post or leg when the corner post or leg is inserted into a driven foundation pile.

US Pat. No. 9,667,553

NETWORK TRAFFIC MANAGER ARCHITECTURE

F5 Networks, Inc., Seatt...

1. A method of managing network communications, comprising:
receiving, over a first connection between a first network device and a traffic manager module, a message from the first network
device to a second network device at the traffic manager module, the traffic manager module serving as a proxy between the
first network device and the second network device;

performing an application layer inspection at the traffic manager module on at least one of the message or a response to the
message from the second network device; and

forwarding, by the traffic manager module, the message or the response to the message to a third network device associated
with an intermediate network service, wherein the forwarding is over a second connection between the traffic manager module
and the third network device and is based on the application layer inspection at the traffic manager module.

US Pat. No. 9,665,226

TOUCH DISPLAY SUBSTRATE

XIAMEN TAINMA MICRO-ELECT...

1. A touch display substrate, comprising:
a substrate including a display region and a non-display region;
a plurality of common electrode blocks spaced apart from each other, which are arranged in an M×N array with M rows and N
columns, and are operable as touch electrodes, wherein M and N are positive integers;

a plurality of wirings, each of which is electrically connected with a corresponding one of the plurality of common electrode
blocks;

a vertical shift circuit arranged in the non-display region and electrically connected with the plurality of wirings, wherein
the vertical shift circuit includes a plurality of cascaded vertical shift circuit units, and each of the plurality of vertical
shift circuit units is connected with wirings corresponding to a column of common electrode blocks, and is configured to sequentially
output touch driving signals to the column of common electrode blocks; and

a controlling IC connected with the vertical shift circuit and configured to output a touch driving signal to the vertical
shift circuit;

wherein, the plurality of common electrode blocks are divided into n groups of common electrode blocks by columns, and the
controlling IC is configured to apply scan pulse signals of different frequencies to different groups of common electrode
blocks in each of a plurality of touch scanning time periods, each of the n groups of common electrode blocks receives scan
pulse signals of different frequencies from the controlling IC in different touch scanning time periods.

US Pat. No. 9,664,907

OPTICAL ELEMENT FOR SPATIAL BEAM SHAPING

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. An optical detection unit for use in an imaging system, the optical detection unit comprising two detector arrays each
in the form of an array of spaced-apart light sensitive regions; and a spatial beam shaper structure accommodated in an optical
path of light propagating towards the detector arrays, wherein
the detector arrays are arranged such that light sensitive regions of one detector array are aligned with spaces between the
light sensitive regions of the other detector array with certain overlap regions between corresponding light sensitive regions
of the two detector arrays,

the spatial beam shaper structure comprises a light collecting surface having a pattern in the form of multiple surface regions
comprising regions of at least two different optical properties arranged in an alternating fashion and is configured for affecting
light impinging thereon to provide a substantially smooth light profile of at least one optical property, and an interface
region between each two locally adjacent regions of the different optical properties having said at least two different optical
properties to provide substantially smooth transition of said different optical properties within the interface region; and

said spatial beam shaper is configured for directing first light components, collected by the regions of one optical property,
to the light sensitive regions of one detector array, and directing second light components, collected by the regions of the
other optical property, to the light sensitive regions of the other detector array, said interface region being configured
as an image of the overlap region in the detector arrays.

US Pat. No. 9,668,376

ELECTRIC CONVERTER WITH COMPACT MODULE ARRANGEMENT FOR SUBSEA APPLICATIONS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. An electric converter system, comprising
a housing for receiving a dielectric fluid;
at least two electric modules arranged within the housing, each of the at least two electric modules comprising a first space
and a second space, the first space comprising a connecting portion, a semiconductor element and a heat sink thermally connected
to the semiconductor element;

the second space comprising a capacitor element;
a cooling system for circulating the dielectric fluid to cool the electric modules; and
an inter module bus bar portion comprising a complementary connecting portion;
wherein the connecting portion is for being electrically connected to the complementary connecting portion of the inter module
bus bar portion, wherein the inter module bus bar portion is for electrically interconnecting one of the at least two electric
modules with another of the at least two electric modules via the connecting portions such that the respective first spaces
of the at least two electric modules are electrically interconnected to each other, said one electric module being proximate
to said another electric module;

wherein the connecting portion, the first space and the second space of each electric module are arranged in series; and
wherein the connecting portion is located on one side of the first space and wherein the second space is located on the opposite
side of the first space.

US Pat. No. 9,667,170

OPERATING METHOD FOR AN INVERTER AND GRID FAULT TOLERANT INVERTER

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. A method for operating an inverter having a bootstrap circuit comprising at least one bootstrap capacitor and at least
one bridge arrangement that is actuated in a modulated manner for feeding electrical power into a power supply grid, comprising:
operating the inverter by unipolar actuation of the at least one bridge arrangement;
monitoring the power supply grid for the presence of a grid fault; and
at least temporarily operating the inverter by bipolar actuation of the at least one bridge arrangement in a continuous switching
manner for sufficiently long times for charging the at least one bootstrap capacitor such that recharging of the bootstrap
capacitor is ensured if a grid fault is detected.

US Pat. No. 9,668,109

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTENT USING ATTRIBUTES

THALES AVIONICS, INC., I...

11. A method by a fixed content server, the method comprising:
performing by a processing circuit of the fixed content server:
storing electronic content for delivery to a nomadic server on a vehicle;
obtaining information defining a schedule for arrival of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server to a destination location;
identifying a destination content server at the destination location;
generating an electronic package containing an identifier for the vehicle and an identifier for the destination content server;
initiating communication delivery of the electronic package from the fixed content server to the destination content server
at the destination location based on the schedule for arrival of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server to the destination
location so delivery of the electronic package is initiated while the vehicle is traveling to the destination location and
then uploaded from the destination content server to the nomadic server of the vehicle upon arrival;

obtaining information defining a schedule for departure of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server from the destination
location;

determining a time to upload the electronic package from the destination content server to the nomadic server of the vehicle;
and

provisioning quality of service that a network uses to deliver the electronic package from the fixed content server to the
destination content server based on the time to upload, the schedule for arrival of the vehicle transporting the nomadic server
to the destination location, and the schedule for departure of the vehicle from the destination location.

US Pat. No. 9,666,995

EMI CONTAINMENT CAGE MEMBER

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A connector assembly comprising:
a cage member for EMI containment for a pluggable module, the cage member having a cage sleeve defining a chamber, a base
coupled to the cage sleeve and extending along a bottom of the cage member, and a cage liner received in the chamber, the
cage liner defining a module cavity configured to receive the pluggable module;

the cage sleeve extends between a front end and a rear end and includes a plurality of cage walls defining the chamber, the
cage walls being configured to surround a communication connector at or near the rear end;

the cage liner is electrically connected to the cage sleeve and is configured to surround a mating perimeter of the pluggable
module forward of a mating end of the pluggable module configured to be mated with the communication connector, the cage liner
extends a majority of a length of the pluggable module within the chamber to provide EMI shielding for the pluggable module,
the cage liner providing an electrical path between the pluggable module and the cage sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,665,774

SEMANTIC REPRESENTATION MODULE OF A MACHINE-LEARNING ENGINE IN A VIDEO ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Avigilon Patent Holding 1...

1. A system for processing data, the system comprising:
a processor; and
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, the memory comprising computer-readable instructions that, when executed
by the processor, cause the system to:

receive a scene depicted in a sequence of video frames from a camera;
identify one or more objects detected in the scene;
receive input data associated with the one or more identified objects;
evaluate the received input data to identify one or more primitive events, wherein for a first one of the primitive events,
a semantic value is provided describing a behavior engaged in by a first one of the objects depicted in the sequence of video
frames and wherein the first one of the primitive events has an assigned primitive event symbol;

generate, for the first object, a primitive event symbol stream which includes the primitive event symbol corresponding to
the first one of the primitive events identified for the first object; and

output the primitive event symbol stream.

US Pat. No. 9,668,395

COMPONENT MOUNTING LINE TRACEABILITY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND TRACEABILITY INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A component mounting line traceability information management system that manages traceability information of a board on
which components are mounted produced at the component mounting line provided with a component mounter that mounts components
on a circuit board, the component mounting line traceability information management system comprising:
a board ID code label assigned to a circuit board that is loaded into the component mounting line, board identification information
(hereinafter referred to as “board ID”) being coded and stored on the board ID code label;

a code reading device that reads the board ID from the board ID code label of the circuit board loaded into the component
mounting line;

a code label feeder that assigns a provisional board ID code label on which is stored a coded provisional board ID;
a code label assigning device that assigns the provisional board ID code label, assigning of which was prepared at the code
label feeder when the code reading device failed to read the board ID, to the panel ID for which reading failed; and

a traceability information management device that performs management by linking traceability information of a board on which
components are mounted to the board ID or the provisional board ID read by the code reading device, and registering the traceability
information in a database.

US Pat. No. 9,668,372

CABLE MANAGEMENT DEVICE

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A cable management device, comprising:
a first cable management arm;
a second cable management arm movably connected to the first cable management arm;
a first rod attached between the first cable management arm and the second cable management arm, the first rod having a first
portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion is connected to one of the first cable management arm and the second
cable management arm, and the second portion is configured to be driven by the other of the first cable management arm and
the second cable management arm, such that an unfolding angle of the second cable management arm with respect to the first
cable management arm is kept within a predetermined range by the first rod;

wherein the first cable management arm has a first end portion, and the second cable management arm has a first end portion
pivotally connected to an upper part of the first cable management arm that is adjacent to the first end portion of the first
cable management arm; and

a third cable management arm and a fourth cable management arm, the fourth cable management arm being pivotally connected
to an upper part of the third cable management arm, the second cable management arm having a second end portion, the third
cable management arm being pivotally connected to an upper part of the second cable management arm that is adjacent to the
second end portion of the second cable management arm.

US Pat. No. 9,668,347

ELECTRIC PART SOLDERED ONTO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

DAI-ICHI SEIKO CO., LTD.,...

4. An outer lead of a connector terminal to be soldered to a metal pad formed at a surface of a printed circuit board, said
outer lead comprising:
a first portion facing said metal pad;
a second portion extending in a direction away from said metal pad; and
a corner portion connecting said first portion and said second portion to each other,
wherein the first portion includes:
a single first surface facing said metal pad;
a pair of second surfaces each extending from one of side edges of said first surface in a direction away from said metal
pad; and

a pair of third surfaces each outwardly extending from one of said second surfaces,
wherein said first surface, said second surfaces, and said third surfaces are formed over said first portion to said second
portion through said corner portion,

wherein a direction in which each of said third surfaces extends is perpendicular to a direction in which said first portion
connects to said corner portion,

wherein said second surfaces and said third surfaces define a pair of spaces in each of which solder is stored, each of said
spaces extending along one of said side edges of said first surface, and

wherein said outer lead further comprises a metal plate which is (i) plated at both said first surface and an outer surface
of said first portion parallel to the first surface and (ii) not plated at an end surface perpendicular to both said first
surface and said outer surface.

US Pat. No. 9,667,301

TRANSCEIVER FOR HETEROGENEOUS WLAN

Quantenna Communications ...

1. A wireless access point (WAP) apparatus supporting wireless communications with associated stations on a selected communication
channel of a wireless local area network (WLAN); and the WAP apparatus comprising:
a plurality of shared and discrete components coupled to one another to form a plurality of transmit and receive chains each
coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of RF communication ports for orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (OFDM)
multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) WLAN communications with the associated stations;

the plurality of radio frequency “RF” communication ports each configured to mechanically couple to any one of: a coaxial
cable direct connected to one of the associated stations, a coaxial cable direct connected to a remote antenna, and an antenna;
to allow on premises installation of the WAP apparatus with a customized mix of wired and wireless communication medium coupled
to the plurality of RF communication ports;

a port evaluator coupled to each of the plurality of RF communication ports to evaluate the selected communication channel
on each of the RF communication ports with respect to each of the associated stations; and

a port correlator coupled to the plurality of components and the port evaluator and configured to correlate each of the associated
stations with a corresponding subset of the RF communication ports supporting optimal communications therewith based on the
evaluation by the port evaluator.

US Pat. No. 9,667,302

FAST CALIBRATION

SEQUANS COMMUNICATIONS LT...

1. A computer implemented method of calibrating a device comprising the steps of:
deriving an analytic expression for a variable to be optimised of the device in terms of at least one parameter of the device;
transforming the analytic expression into polynomial form of the at least one parameter of the device, the polynomial form
comprising N coefficients;

capturing at least N samples of a value of the variable from the device under calibration, each sample being a result of a
different independent pre-determined value of the at least one parameter;

applying the captured variable values and the corresponding at least one parameter values to the polynomial form;
obtaining optimal values of the at least one parameter from the applying step to calibrate the device;
wherein the capturing step is performed in one scan of the parameter values.

US Pat. No. 9,665,847

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR STORAGE OF DATA FOR MANUFACTURED ITEMS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method for storage of data for a batch of manufactured items, the method comprising:
defining in a processor, using a lower limit identifier and an upper limit identifier, a range of unique item identifiers
for the batch, wherein each manufactured item in the batch is allocated a unique item identifier falling within the range;
and

storing the item identifiers in allocated storage space, wherein if an upper limit identifier is specified for each time interval,
an amount of storage specified for all manufactured items during a production time period is calculated as a sum of a first
product and a second product, the first product being a product of a production time and a size allocated to each upper limit
identifier, and the second product being a product of the production time, a total number of manufactured items, and a percentage
of unused identifiers,

wherein each identifier is derived by:
generating an identification code in the processor;
providing a plurality of secret codes; and
digitally signing, in the processor, the identification code by means of a secret derived from the plurality of secret codes,
wherein the processor provides the plurality of secret codes to a checking centre for authenticating identifiers on the manufactured
items.

US Pat. No. 9,662,602

METHOD OF SORTING PARTICLES OR PARTICLE CLUSTERS IN A FLUID FLOWING IN A CHANNEL

1. A method of size sorting submillimetric particles or submillimetric particle clusters entrained in a fluid flowing in an
axial direction of a main channel, the particles being of density different from the density of the fluid, the method being
characterized in that it implements:
in a first region of the main channel, focusing particle by means of at least one focusing device,
said at least one focusing device presenting at least one lateral channel for fluid injection that opens in a wall of the
main channel,

such that the focused particles or particle clusters are distributed on flow lines having a position along said wall that
depends on their sizes,

and downstream from said region, in a second region of the main channel, collecting said focused particles or particle clusters
in at least one sorting and take-off device in communication with the main channel via an opening that is provided in said
wall,

said opening having a dimension that is configured to allow selection of particles or particle clusters as a function of their
line of flow,

so that the collected particles or particle clusters are selected by the sorting and take-off device as a function of the
size of said particles or particle clusters,
and in that said at least one sorting and take-off device is a recirculation chamber in communication with the main channel
and presenting at least one recirculation zone for concentrating the collected particles.

US Pat. No. 9,662,409

COMBINATORIAL LIGHT DEVICE FOR GENERAL LIGHTING AND LIGHTING WITH BENEFICIAL WAVELENGTHS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a first light source;
a second light source;
a third light source;
the first light source configured to generate light for illumination of a room;
the second light source configured to generate light of a first particular wavelength independently from the first light source,
the third light source configured to generate light of a second particular wavelength independently from the first light source
and the second light source, the second particular wavelength of the third light source being different from the first particular
wavelength of the second light source, wherein:

the light generated by the second light source is output at an intensity that supports a first benefit provided the light
output by the second light source other than illumination of the space,

the light generated by the third light source is output at an intensity that supports a second benefit provided by the light
output by the third light source other than illumination of the room,

the second benefit is different from the first benefit,
the first, the second and the third light sources are integrated into the lighting device; and
an optical processing element, the optical processing element being coupled to the first, second and third light sources,
configured to produce a combined light output of the lighting device into the room, the combined light output including:

i) the light for illumination of the room from the first light source, and
ii) the light of the first particular wavelength from the second light source, and
iii) the light of the second particular wavelength from the third light source via the light output of the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,668,314

LINEAR LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE WITH IMPROVED COLOR MIXING

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. An illumination device, comprising a plurality of emitter modules spaced apart from each other and arranged in a line,
wherein each emitter module comprises:
a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs), which are arranged in a two-dimensional array, mounted on a substrate and encapsulated
within a dome, wherein one or more of the plurality of LEDs is configured to emit light at a shorter wavelength than the other
LEDs;

a detector configured to detect light emitted from the plurality of LEDs, wherein the detector is also mounted on the substrate
and encapsulated within the dome, and wherein the detector is positioned on a side or near a corner of the array that is furthest
from the one or more LEDs configured to emit light at the shorter wavelength;

a plurality of driver circuits coupled to the plurality of LEDs for supplying drive currents thereto, wherein during a compensation
period, the plurality of driver circuits are configured to supply drive currents to the plurality of LEDs, one LED at a time,
so that the detector is configured to detect the light emitted by each individual LED;

a receiver coupled to the detector for monitoring the light emitted by each individual LED and detected by the detector during
the compensation period; and

control logic coupled between the receiver and the driver circuits, wherein the control logic is configured to control the
drive currents produced by driver circuits, so as to adjust an intensity of the light emitted by each individual LED.

US Pat. No. 9,664,192

ROTARY COMPRESSOR AND REFRIGERATION CYCLE DEVICE

TOSHIBA CARRIER CORPORATI...

7. A refrigeration cycle device comprising:
a rotary compressor;
a condenser;
an expansion device;
an evaporator; and
a refrigerant pipe by which the rotary compressor, the condenser, the expansion device and the evaporator communicate, wherein
the rotary compressor comprises:
a cylinder comprising a cylinder chamber;
a roller which is housed in the cylinder chamber and eccentrically rotates by rotation of a rotational axis;
a first vane and a second vane which come into contact with the roller, reciprocate, partition the cylinder chamber into a
compression side and an absorption side and overlap each other in an axial direction of the rotational axis; and

a coil spring which biases the first and second vanes toward the roller,
first protrusion portions having an equal length in the axial direction are provided on both end sides of a posterior end
portion of the first vane along the axial direction,

second protrusion portions having an equal length in the axial direction are provided on both end sides of a posterior end
portion of the second vane along the axial direction,

the first protrusion portions and the second protrusion portions protrude to the soil spring side, and
the first and second vanes are attached to the coil spring by overlapping the first protrusion portion of the first vane in
an end portion on the second vane side in the axial direction with the second protrusion portion of the second vane in an
end portion on the first vane side in the axial direction and fitting the overlapped protrusion portions into the coil spring.

US Pat. No. 9,668,165

MEASURING COMMUNICATION QUALITY VIA A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

SOFTBANK CORP., Tokyo (J...

1. A method of measuring communication quality, comprising:
delivering information on measurement condition including information on a measurement schedule designating a measurement
time of measuring communication quality and measurement-schedule identification information of identifying the measurement
schedule, to a communication terminal apparatus capable of communicating via a mobile communication network;

performing a communication with the communication terminal apparatus via the mobile communication network at a timing when
the measurement time designated by the measurement schedule of the measurement condition occurs;

acquiring terminal-side measurement data recorded in the communication terminal apparatus side with respect to two or more
communications performed at the timing when the measurement time designated by the measurement schedule occurs and network-side
measurement data recorded in the network side with respect to the communications performed at the timing when the measurement
time designated by the measurement schedule occurs, wherein the terminal-side measurement data includes information on success
or failure of connection, the measurement-schedule identification information, terminal-status log information and terminal-existing
base-station quality information, and the network-side measurement data includes the information on success or failure of
connection and the measurement-schedule identification information;

calculating an index value of communication quality including a probability of successful connection in the communications
via the mobile communication network based on both the terminal-side measurement data and the network-side measurement data;
and

identifying a cause of communication failure by collating the terminal-status log information with the terminal-existing base-station
quality information, in case that the communication performed at the timing when the measurement time designated by the measurement
schedule occurs is failed.

US Pat. No. 9,664,656

REAL-TIME GAS MONITORING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Ruks Engineering Ltd., B...

1. A method for monitoring a concentration of a gas in an enclosed space, comprising:
injecting said gas into said enclosed system using a gas injection system;
measuring a parameter indicative of said gas concentration using a gas sensor;
comparing said parameter with a predetermined limit value of said parameter using a microprocessor, and if said parameter
is greater than said predetermined limit value then activating a shut-off of the gas injection system;

continuously monitoring one of a hardware element, a software function and a control signal used to carry out the method to
identify at least one fault in at least one of said hardware element, said software function and said control signal; and

if a fault is detected activating said shut-off of the gas injection system;
wherein said continuously monitoring step is carried out by one of a primary error detection module for identifying hardware
faults and a secondary error detection module for identifying software and control faults;

wherein each of said primary and secondary error detection modules are integrated with said microprocessor.

US Pat. No. 9,667,318

DEVICE AND FRAME STRUCTURE FOR POWERLINE COMMUNICATIONS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS CORPORA...

1. A transmitter for encoding a physical (PHY) frame, the transmitter comprising:
a header generation circuit for generating a header with a set of common header bits and a set of embedded header bits;
a header encoder circuit comprising a forward error correction encoder for providing the header with a common header segment
using the common header bits; and

a payload encoder circuit comprising a forward error correction encoder for providing a data segment that includes a payload
segment and an embedded header segment generated from the set of embedded header bits;

wherein the common header segment includes data indicating the length of the embedded header segment.

US Pat. No. 9,668,218

VEHICLE-MOUNTED COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING SAME

CLARION CO., LTD., Saita...

1. A vehicle-mounted communication device comprising:
a controlling unit;
a modem connected to the controlling unit to receive control data and performing wireless communication; and
a power source switching unit connected to the modem and the controlling unit, and performing a supply of electric power,
wherein the controlling unit includes a communication part, a judgment part, and a judging timing determination part,
the communication part performs wireless communication through the modem,
the judgment part controls the modem and judges whether the communication part is in a wireless communicable state in accordance
with communication propriety information transmitted from the modem,

the judging timing determination part controls the power source switching unit to shift to a first low power consumption mode
for limiting the supply of the electric power when the judging timing determination part receives the communication propriety
information showing a communicable state in the wireless communication from the judgment part while a driving source of a
vehicle is stopped, and

the judging timing determination part controls the power source switching unit to shift to a second low power consumption
mode when the judging timing determination part receives the communication propriety information showing an incommunicable
state in the wireless communication from the judgment part while the driving source of the vehicle is stopped, and stops the
judgment part from operating of judging whether the communication part is in the wireless communicable state by operating
the communication part, until a condition predetermined based on a change in a reception electric field intensity of a portable
communication network before the driving source of the vehicle is stopped is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,667,483

METHOD, GATEWAY DEVICE AND NETWORK SYSTEM FOR CONFIGURING A DEVICE IN A LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for configuring a device in a local area network using a gateway, the gateway being communicatively coupled to
a remote management server outside the local area network, the local area network comprising a protected portion and an unprotected
portion, the method comprising:
(a) at the gateway, receiving a connection request from a user device;
(b) providing an address to the user device, the address enabling the user device to establish a connection with the gateway
within the unprotected portion of the local area network;

(c) at the gateway, receiving a configuration request from the user device, the configuration request comprising device information,
wherein the device information identifies the type of user device;

(d) appending network information to the configuration request and sending the appended configuration request to the remote
management server, wherein the network information is based on analysis of the device information;

(e) receiving a configuration response message comprising configuration data from the remote management server, wherein the
configuration data is based on the device information in and the network information appended to the configuration request;
and

(f) establishing configuration of the user device within the protected portion of the local area network on the basis of the
configuration data.

US Pat. No. 9,665,173

TRIANGULATION OF POINTS USING KNOWN POINTS IN AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A method of displaying augmented reality, comprising:
capturing a set of 2D points of a real-world environment at one or more image capturing devices of one or more augmented reality
systems;

determining respective positions of the one or more image capturing devices for the set of 2D points;
determining a three-dimensional (3D) position of a 2D point of the set of 2D points based at least in part on the set of 2D
points and the respective positions; and

generating, at an augmented reality system, a virtual content for the real-world environment by using at least the three-dimensional
position that is shared via a computer network.

US Pat. No. 9,663,566

SOLUBLE HYBRID FC? RECEPTORS AND RELATED METHODS

ZymoGenetics, Inc., Seat...

1. An isolated, soluble polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of
amino acid residues 43-310 of SEQ ID NO:42;
amino acid residues 21-286 of SEQ ID NO:44; and
amino acid residues 21-286 of SEQ ID NO:46;
wherein said polypeptide is capable of specifically binding the Fc region of IgG.

US Pat. No. 9,666,711

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a first conductive type substrate;
a second conductive type body region disposed in the first conductive type substrate, wherein the first conductive type is
different from the second conductive type;

a first conductive type first well region disposed in the second conductive type body region;
a gate structure disposed over a top surface of the first conductive type substrate;
a source region, wherein the source region comprises a heavily-doped first conductive type source region and is disposed in
the second conductive type body region;

a drain region, wherein the drain region is heavily doped first conductive type and is disposed in the first conductive type
first well region; and

a first conductive type second doped region disposed in the second conductive type body region, wherein the first conductive
type second doped region only contacts the second conductive type body region and does not contact other doped regions.

US Pat. No. 9,664,105

SYSTEM FOR DRIVING AT LEAST ONE COMPRESSOR, NOTABLY A COMBUSTION ENGINE SUPERCHARGER COMPRESSOR

Valeo Systemes de Control...

8. A method for driving at least one supercharging compressor positioned in an intake of a rotary combustion engine comprising:
connecting an input shaft to a belt secured to the rotary combustion machine;
connecting an output shaft to the at least one supercharging compressor;
providing an epicyclic geartrain, with an annulus gear being in a form of a flywheel,
connecting said annulus gear at least one of planet pinions with which said annulus gear meshes, and
connecting a sun gear of which is notably connected to the output shaft of the system; and
providing a clutch device comprising a first coupling member and a second coupling member, and
modifying a configuration of the epicyclic geartrain between a first configuration and a second configuration, by
coupling the epicyclic geartrain to the input shaft of the system in the first configuration, and
simultaneously uncoupling the epicyclic geartrain, with obtaining no internal degree of freedom, from the input shaft of the
system in the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,662,063

PAIN SENSORY NERVE STIMULATION APPARATUS

INTER-UNIVERSITY RESEARCH...

1. A pain sensory nerve stimulation apparatus comprising:
a stimulation electrode device which is adapted to be attached to a living body, the stimulation electrode device including:
a first electrode comprising a tip end, wherein the tip end is adapted to be inserted into a skin of the living body; and
a second electrode, which surrounds a circumference of the first electrode without being electrically conductive with the
first electrode, and which is adapted to be in contact with a skin of the living body;

at least one of an exogenous algesic substance and pyrogen which is to be interposed between the living body and at least
a portion of the stimulation electrode device, wherein the exogenous algesic substance contains an algesic substance, a phlogogenic
substance or an irritating substance; and

a stimulation power supplier which is configured to supply electric power to the stimulation electrode device, and which is
configured to supply a pulse signal to each of the first electrode and the second electrode within 20 minutes from interposition
of the at least one of the exogenous algesic substance and the pyrogen, the stimulation power supplier configured to change
at least one of a voltage and a current of the pulse signal to selectively stimulate A? fibers or C fibers in a state where
the tip end of the first electrode is adapted to be inserted into the skin of the living body and the second electrode is
adapted to be in contact with the skin of the living body,

wherein, when an electrical polarity of the first electrode is set as an anode and an electrical polarity of the second electrode
is set as a cathode, only the C fibers are stimulated,

and when an electrical polarity of the second electrode is set as an anode and the electrical polarity of the first electrode
is set as a cathode, only the A? fibers are stimulated.

US Pat. No. 9,668,098

START AND STOP MOVING NOTIFICATION TRIGGERS FOR LOCATION BASED TRACKING

ZOS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC, ...

1. A tracking system in which positioning alerts are communicated to a first user device from a second user device, the tracking
system comprising:
a positioning sensor included in the second user device, wherein the positioning sensor determines a current location of the
second user device;

a controller in communication with the positioning sensor; and
a memory in communication with the controller, the memory including instructions that when executed by the controller cause
it to:

receive a first set of current locations from the positioning sensor,
generate, at a start of a candidacy period, a candidate geofence including the first set,
receive a second set of current locations from the positioning sensor,
when, by an end of the candidacy period, the entirety of the second set of current locations is within the candidate geofence,
communicate a stop motion message to the first user device,

receive a third set of current locations from the positioning sensor, and
when any of the third set of the current locations is outside an active geofence, communicate a start motion message to the
first user device.

US Pat. No. 9,665,101

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSPORTATION TO DESTINATIONS BY A SELF-DRIVING VEHICLE

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a computer system, an input indicating a final destination, wherein the computer system is configured to control
a vehicle in an autonomous mode;

comparing, by the computer system, the final destination to a driveable graph to make a binary decision whether or not the
final destination is located on the driveable graph, wherein the driveable graph represents a map comprising one or more pre-approved
roads on which the vehicle is approved to navigate in the autonomous mode, wherein the vehicle is operable in the autonomous
mode only when the vehicle is on the one or more pre-approved roads, wherein each of the one or more pre-approved roads are
added to the driveable graph after a testing vehicle uses sensor and/or camera data to observe a given road and a surrounding
environment, and wherein the one or more pre-approved roads are a subset of all roads available for use by the vehicle in
a manual mode;

determining, based on the comparison, that the final destination is not located on the driveable graph;
selecting, by the computer system, a route from a current location of the vehicle to an intermediary destination, wherein
the route comprises one or more pre-approved roads on the driveable graph for travel by the vehicle in the autonomous mode;

navigating, by the computer system, the vehicle in the autonomous mode such that the vehicle traverses the one or more pre-approved
roads of the route from the current location to the intermediary destination;

parking the vehicle at the intermediary destination; and
contacting, by the computing system, a taxi for pickup at the intermediary destination.

US Pat. No. 9,664,224

RING NUT

PEWAG AUSTRIA GMBH, Kapf...

1. A ring nut, comprising:
a suspension ring including a base part, said base part defining a penetration opening and including a bearing surface surrounding
said penetration opening on an underside of said base part;

a disc in contact with said underside of said base part, said disc defining a central opening;
a sleeve defining a threaded bore and including a first end and a second end separated by an annular collar, said first end
being disposed in said penetration opening and defining a non-rotationally symmetric head profile that is rotatable within
said penetration opening with said annular collar seated against said bearing surface, said second end being disposed in said
central opening and rotationally fixed to said disc, said second end not projecting through said central opening of said disc;
and

at least one locking member operatively coupled to said base part of said suspension ring and disposed adjacent to said non-rotationally
symmetric head profile, said at least one locking member being selectively configurable in a locking position and in a neutral
position,

wherein, when in said locking position, said at least one locking member cooperates with said non-rotationally symmetric head
profile to prevent rotation of said sleeve relative to said suspension ring, and

wherein, when in said neutral positon, said at least one locking member releases said non-rotationally symmetric head profile
to enable rotation of said sleeve relative to said suspension ring,

wherein each of said at least one locking member is a tilt lever that is seated in a respective notch defined adjacent said
penetration opening, said notch being in a perpendicular alignment with a middle axis of said penetration opening, each tilt
lever being seated on a respective swivel axle that is perpendicular to said perpendicular alignment of said notch, each tilt
lever being supported by a respective retaining bracket coupled to said notch, said retaining bracket defining a U-shaped
cross section having two lateral arms that extend from a center bar.

US Pat. No. 9,664,071

STEAM TURBINE PLANT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A steam turbine plant comprising:
a heater configured to change water into steam, the heater producing high pressure steam and low pressure steam having a lower
pressure than the high pressure steam by using heat from a single heat source;

a high pressure turbine having a first inlet to supply the high pressure steam, a second inlet to supply the low pressure
steam and located downstream of the first inlet, and an exhaust port located downstream of the second inlet, the high pressure
turbine being configured such that the high pressure steam supplied from the first inlet drives the high pressure turbine,
expands in the high pressure turbine, decreases in pressure, and is then merged with the low pressure steam supplied from
the second inlet in the high pressure turbine, and the merged high pressure steam and low pressure steam further drive the
high pressure turbine, expand in the high pressure turbine, decrease in pressure, and are then exhausted from the exhaust
port;

a reheater located downstream of the high pressure turbine and configured to heat the steam exhausted from the exhaust port;
and

a reheat turbine located downstream of the reheater and configured to be driven by the steam from the reheater.

US Pat. No. 9,667,379

ERROR CONTROL CODING FOR ORTHOGONAL DIFFERENTIAL VECTOR SIGNALING

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method of transmitting information over a multi-wire data bus, the information being transmitted as a series of vector
codewords of a vector signaling code, each vector codeword encoded by a non-simple orthogonal or unitary matrix, the method
comprising, for each vector codeword:
receiving a first set of physical signals representing the information;
forming a second set of physical signals based, at least in part, on the first set of physical signals wherein the second
set of physical signals represents an enlarged minimum Hamming or Euclidean distance encoding of the first set of physical
signals, the enlarged minimum Hamming or Euclidean distance encoding providing an error-performance level coding gain, and
the second set of physical signals comprises at least one more signal than the first set of physical signals;

forming a third set of physical signals based, at least in part, on the second set of physical signals and a set of columns
of the non-simple orthogonal or unitary matrix, wherein the third set of physical signals represent a weighted sum of the
set of columns, each column corresponding to a respective signal of the second set of signals, wherein each column of the
set of columns (i) has elements that sum to zero, (ii) is mutually orthogonal and (iii) is orthogonal to a common-mode all
one column, the set of columns and the common-mode all one column collectively forming the non-simple orthogonal or unitary
matrix; and

providing the third set of physical signals for transmission over the multi-wire data bus at a transmission power level having
an energy per information bit that provides an error performance level that is greater than an error performance level of
a differential signal having an equal amount of energy per information bit.

US Pat. No. 9,667,131

DIFFERENTIAL PROTECTION METHOD FOR BRIDGE CIRCUIT IN CURRENT CONVERTER CONTROL SYSTEM

XJ GROUP CORPORATION, Xu...

1. A differential protection method for bridge circuit in current converter control system, being characterized in that, the
differential protection method includes the steps of:
1). obtaining sample values of the three-phase current for the current converter control system at AC side thereof, and calculating
the absolute value of each sampling value respectively;

2). calculating the value of current at the AC side of the current converter control system by the step of: the value of current
at the AC side being k1 times of the sum of three absolute values of sample values; and

3). determining whether to perform a relay protection for the current converter control system according to the value current
at the AC side of the current converter control system by the step of:

If |Id?iv|>k2, performing a relay protection;
wherein, k1 is a value between 0 to 1, Id is an actual measured value of direct current side of the current converter control
system, iv is a current value of AC side, and k2 is a set value greater than 0.

US Pat. No. 9,663,095

TRACTION CONTROL DEVICE

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION,...

1. A traction control device reducing an output of an engine for suppressing a spin of a driving wheel of a vehicle, comprising:
a first spin detector detecting the spin of the driving wheel based on a vehicle speed calculated from a rotation of a driven
wheel to which a driving force is not transmitted from the engine, and a vehicle speed calculated from a rotation of the driving
wheel to which the driving force is transmitted from the engine;

a second spin detector detecting the spin of the driving wheel based on a speed of the vehicle calculated from the rotation
of the driven wheel, and a speed of the vehicle calculated from a rotation of the engine; and

a traveling determination unit determining whether the vehicle is in a starting state or a traveling state;
wherein when the traveling determination unit determines that the vehicle is in the starting state, the first spin detector
detects the spin of the driving wheel; and

wherein when the determination unit determines that the vehicle is in the traveling state, the second spin detector detects
the spin of the driving wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,667,089

SECONDARY COIL MODULE

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A secondary coil module, comprising:
a storage battery;
a charging control circuit controlling charging of the storage battery;
a tubular core made of magnetic material and covering an outer circumferential face of at least one of the storage battery
and the charging control circuit; and

a wire made of conductive material, the wire being connected to the charging control circuit and wound around the outer circumferential
face of the core,

wherein the secondary coil module is disposed relative to a primary coil such that power is generated in the wire by electromagnetic
induction, transmitted to the charging control circuit, and converted to DC power for charging the storage battery, and

wherein the tubular core is configured such that at a time of charging of the storage battery, at least one axial end of the
tubular core is oriented towards the primary coil and is closed by a lid member made of magnetic material.

US Pat. No. 9,666,937

LTE MIMO ANTENNA SYSTEM FOR AUTOMOTIVE CARBON FIBER ROOFTOPS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An antenna system for a vehicle, wherein the vehicle comprises a non-metallic roof, comprising:
a first metallic support coupled to the roof;
a first antenna coupled to the first metallic support, wherein the first metallic support forms a ground plane for the first
antenna and separates the first antenna from the non-metallic roof;

a second metallic support coupled to the roof;
a second antenna coupled to the second metallic support, wherein the second metallic support forms a ground plane for the
second antenna and separates the second antenna from the non-metallic roof;

a third antenna coupled to the first metallic support; and
a fourth antenna coupled to the second metallic support, wherein the third antenna and the fourth antenna form a MIMO antenna
pair.

US Pat. No. 9,666,413

ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD FOR ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An ion implantation apparatus comprising:
a vacuum processing chamber in which an ion implantation process for a wafer is performed by irradiating an ion beam on the
wafer;

one or more load lock chambers that are used for bringing the wafer into the vacuum processing chamber and taking out the
wafer from the vacuum processing chamber;

an intermediate conveyance chamber that is disposed to be adjacent to both the vacuum processing chamber and the load lock
chamber;

an intermediate conveyance mechanism that is disposed in the intermediate conveyance chamber and performs wafer conveyance
between the load lock chamber and the intermediate conveyance chamber and wafer conveyance between the intermediate conveyance
chamber and the vacuum processing chamber;

a load lock chamber-intermediate conveyance chamber communication mechanism that includes a load lock chamber-intermediate
conveyance chamber communication port for communication between the load lock chamber and the intermediate conveyance chamber
and a gate valve capable of sealing the load lock chamber-intermediate conveyance chamber communication port;

an intermediate conveyance chamber-vacuum processing chamber communication mechanism that includes an intermediate conveyance
chamber-vacuum processing chamber communication port for communication between the intermediate conveyance chamber and the
vacuum processing chamber and a movable shielding plate capable of shielding a part or the whole of the intermediate conveyance
chamber-vacuum processing chamber communication port;

a beam stopper disposed at a position in the vacuum processing chamber such that, in a case where the wafer is not present
in a beam trajectory of the ion beam, the ion beam is incident onto the beam stopper;

a first evacuation device connected to the vacuum processing chamber at a position different from the intermediate conveyance
chamber-vacuum processing chamber communication port; and

a beamline device that is disposed upstream of the vacuum processing chamber and that guides an ion beam irradiated on the
wafer to the vacuum processing chamber,

wherein the load chamber-intermediate conveyance chamber communication port and the intermediate conveyance chamber-vacuum
processing chamber communication port are disposed for carrying the wafer through the communication ports,

wherein the intermediate conveyance chamber is adjacent to the vacuum processing chamber in a direction in which the vacuum
processing chamber and the beamline device are aligned, and

wherein the intermediate conveyance chamber-vacuum processing chamber communication port is disposed on an upper side of the
beam stopper so as to deviate from the beam trajectory.

US Pat. No. 9,663,215

CONTROLLING DESCENT OF A ZERO PRESSURE BALLOON

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. An apparatus for controlling balloon descent, the apparatus comprising:
a first end being configured to connect with a balloon;
a second end being configured to connect with a secondary balloon envelope;
a mixer valve positioned between the first end and the second end, the mixer valve being configured to provide a mixture of
a first gas and a second gas received from the first end; and

a heating element configured to heat the mixture before the mixture passes through the second end and into the secondary balloon
envelope thereby allowing the balloon to descend when in flight.

US Pat. No. 9,668,358

CU BALL

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A Cu ball characterized in that the Cu ball contains a Pb content of 1 ppm or more, and has a sphericity of 0.95 or more,
a purity from 99.9% or more to 99.995% or less, an ? dose of 0.0200 cph/cm2 or less, a U content of 5 ppb or less, a Th content of 5 ppb or less, and a diameter in the range of 1 ?m through 1000 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,667,774

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR SENDING VIRTUAL INFORMATION CARD

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for sending a virtual information card that is stored in a cloud storage system, comprising:
determining, based on a user operation of a first terminal, whether to include the virtual information card in a call to a
second terminal initiated by the first terminal, the virtual information card being associated with a user of the first terminal;
and

when determining to include the virtual information card in the call, sending, by the first terminal, an instruction message
to a cloud server of the cloud storage system, the instruction message instructing the cloud server to send data corresponding
to the virtual information card to the second terminal such that the virtual information card is displayable in a call receiving
interface of the second terminal,

wherein determining whether to include the virtual information card in the call to the second terminal initiated by the first
terminal comprises:

receiving an operational command through a call initiating interface of the first terminal, wherein the call initiating interface
contains a setting option with respect to including a virtual information card in an initiated call; and

when the operational command indicates that the setting option in the call initiating interface is selected, determining to
include the virtual information card in the call to the second terminal initiated by the first terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,666,805

BITHIOPHENE SULFONAMIDE-BASED MOLECULAR AND POLYMERIC SEMICONDUCTORS

Northwestern University, ...

1. A semiconducting compound comprising one or more optionally substituted bithiophene sulfonamide moieties, wherein the one
or more optionally substituted bithiophene sulfonamide moieties are identical or different, each being represented by formula
(I):

wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, a C1-40 alkyl group, a C2-40 alkenyl group, a C2-40 alkynyl group, and a C1-40 haloalkyl group, each of which optionally is substituted with 1-10 substituents independently selected from a halogen, —CN,
NO2, OH, —NH2, —NH(C1-40 alkyl), N(C1-40 alkyl)2, —S(O)2OH, —CHO, —C(O)—C1-40 alkyl, —C(O)OH, —C(O)—OC1-40 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH—C1-40 alkyl, —C(O)N(C1-40 alkyl)2, —OC1-40 alkyl, —SiH3, —SiH(C1-40 alkyl)2, —SiH2(C1-40 alkyl), —Si(C1-40 alkyl)3, —Si(C1-40 alkyl)2(—O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3), —Si(C1-40 alkyl)(—O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3)2, —Si(—O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3)3, —O—SiH3, —O—SiH(C1-40 alkyl)2, —O—SiH2(C1-40 alkyl), —O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3, —O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)2(—O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3), and —O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)(—O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3)2; and

R2 and R3 independently are selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, —CN, a C1-40 alkyl group, a C2-40 alkenyl group, a C2-40 alkynyl group, a C1-40 haloalkyl group, a C1-40 alkoxy group, and a C1-40 thioalkyl group, wherein each of the C1-40 alkyl group, the C2-40 alkenyl group, the C2-40 alkynyl group, the C1-40 haloalkyl group, the C1-40 alkoxy group, and the C1-40 thioalkyl group optionally is substituted with 1-5 substituents independently selected from a halogen, —CN, NO2, OH, —NH2, —NH(C1-6 alkyl), —N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2OH, —CHO, —C(O)—C1-6 alkyl, —C(O)OH, —C(O)—OC1-6 alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH—C1-6 alkyl, —C(O)N(C1-6 alkyl)2, —OC1-6 alkyl, —SiH3, —SiH(C1-40 alkyl)2, —SiH2(C1-40 alkyl), —Si(C1-40 alkyl)3, —Si(C1-40 alkyl)2(—O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3), —Si(C1-40 alkyl)(-O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3)2, —Si(—O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3)3, —O—SiH3, alkyl)2, —O—SiH2(C1-40 alkyl), —O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3 alkyl)3), and —O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)(-O—Si(C1-40 alkyl)3)2.

US Pat. No. 9,662,873

COMBINATION PRINTER

KOMORI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A printing press comprising:
a collect-printing unit configured to perform collect-printing on a sheet,
the collect-printing section comprises a collect-printing unit including:
a plurality of pattern plate cylinders;
a collecting blanket cylinder with which the plurality of pattern plate cylinders are in contact;
a collecting plate cylinder in contact with the collecting blanket cylinder;
a blanket cylinder in contact with the collecting plate cylinder;
an impression cylinder in contact with the blanket cylinder; and
a movable inking unit configured to support a plurality of inking devices provided respectively corresponding to the plurality
of pattern plate cylinders so as to supply inks to the pattern plate cylinders, in such a way as to be capable of moving the
inking devices to and away from the pattern plate cylinders, wherein

the blanket cylinder is a single-size cylinder, and
the impression cylinder, the blanket cylinder, and the collecting plate cylinder are arranged in such a way that a length
of a minor arc of the blanket cylinder between positions of contact of the blanket cylinder with the collecting plate cylinder
and the impression cylinder is equal to or below a non-printing length obtained by subtracting an effective printing length
from an entire circumferential length of the blanket cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,668,022

MULTIMEDIA QUEUE SERVICES

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
maintaining, by one or more processors, a plurality of queues among which each queue corresponds to a different subscriber
among a plurality of subscribers, each queue being a list of multiple media identifiers that identify multiple media items
selected by a corresponding subscriber of the plurality of subscribers, every queue including a common media identifier present
in all of the queues, the common media identifier identifying a common media item selected by every subscriber of the plurality
of subscribers;

scheduling, by the one or more processors, delivery of the common media item to the plurality of subscribers based on a total
number of queues in the plurality of queues; and

communicating a notification via a network to a subscriber device of each of the plurality of subscribers of a time at which
the scheduled delivery of the common media item is scheduled to occur.

US Pat. No. 9,667,345

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR ENCODING AND DECODING VISIBLE LIGHT SIGNAL

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. A method for encoding a visible light signal, comprising:
dividing to-be-transmitted data into a plurality of data units, each data unit comprising one or more bits;
converting the data units into electrical signal units, for each electrical signal unit, the number of level transitions used
to represent the one or more bits of a corresponding data unit, and an interval indicated by a predetermined level existing
between adjacent electrical signal units, the level transitions comprising low-level to high-level transitions and high-level
to low-level transitions, a level in each electrical signal unit having a first level duration, and the predetermined level
between adjacent electrical signal units having a second level duration;

combining the electrical signal units to obtain an encoded electrical signal; and
transmitting the encoded electrical signal in a visible light signal form.

US Pat. No. 9,667,151

INTEGRATED MAGNETIC COMPONENT AND CONVERTER USING THE SAME

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. An integrated magnetic component, comprising:
a magnetic core having a first magnetic column, a second magnetic column, a third magnetic column, and a fourth magnetic column
arranged in sequence; and

a plurality of windings, which are wound on the magnetic core, wherein the plurality of windings comprise a primary winding,
a first secondary winding, a second secondary winding, and an inductor winding, wherein:

the primary winding, the first secondary winding and the second secondary winding are wound only on the second magnetic column,
and the first secondary winding is coupled to the second secondary winding; and

the inductor winding is wound only on the third magnetic column, and an end of the inductor winding is coupled to a connection
where the first secondary winding and the second secondary winding couple to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,666,652

HIGH RESOLUTION ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DEVICES, DISPLAYS, AND RELATED METHOD

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. An organic light-emissive display, comprising:
a plurality of electrodes disposed on a substrate, wherein the plurality of electrodes are arranged in an array configuration;
a confinement structure disposed on the substrate, wherein the confinement structure surrounds the plurality of electrodes;
a first hole conducting layer disposed over the plurality of electrodes within the confinement structure, wherein a liquid
affinity property of surface portions of the first hole conducting layer are altered to define emissive layer confinement
regions within the first hole conducting layer; and

an organic light-emissive layer disposed within each emissive layer confinement region.

US Pat. No. 9,662,668

MATCHED PRECIPITATION RATE ROTOR-TYPE SPRINKLER WITH SELECTABLE NOZZLE PORTS

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. An irrigation sprinkler, comprising:
a rotatable nozzle turret, the nozzle turret comprising:
a first port in the nozzle turret capable of emitting a first stream of water from the sprinkler; and
a second port capable of emitting a second stream of water from the sprinkler;
a diverter valve positioned within the nozzle turret and configured to intermittently shift between a first valve position
and a second valve position, wherein the diverter valve is configured to permit a first amount of water flow to the first
port when in the first valve position, and wherein the diverter valve is configured to permit a second amount of water flow
less than the first amount of water flow but greater than zero to the first port when in the second valve position;

a gear train reduction capable of rotating the nozzle turret; and
a turbine coupled to an input shaft of the gear train reduction.

US Pat. No. 9,661,939

WIRELESS VIDEO TRANSMISSION SYSTEM FOR LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A display assembly comprising:
a housing adapted to hold products; and an access panel assembly comprising:
a front transparent sheet;
a rear transparent sheet;
a transparent electronic display panel positioned between the front and rear transparent sheets;
a first wireless transmitter/receiver positioned adjacent to the transparent electronic display panel and between the front
and rear transparent sheets; and

a second wireless transmitter/receiver positioned outside of the front and rear transparent sheets; wherein the first wireless
transmitter/receiver is configured to communicate with the second wireless transmitter/receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,663,794

HEAT-RESISTANCE RICE GENE OSZFP, SCREENING MARKER AND SEPARATION METHOD THEREOF

Zhejiang University, Han...

1. A polynucleotide comprising the polynucleotide sequence obtained by keeping the nucleotides corresponding to those at positions
2360 to 2371 of the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO. 1 unchanged as GGGGGGGGGGGGG, and subjecting one or more nucleotides
at the other positions of the nucleotide sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO. 1 to deletion, substitution, or insertion; and the
number of changed nucleotides is 1-100 nucleotides, 1-50 nucleotides, 1-20 nucleotides, or 1-10 nucleotides; and encoding
a polypeptide providing high temperature resistance to a host cell comprising the polypeptide; wherein the high temperature
is 42° C. or higher, 45° C. or higher, 48° C. or higher, or 50° C. or higher.

US Pat. No. 9,667,763

FAMILY COMMUNICATIONS IN A CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method, comprising:
performing, by one or more computer systems:
receiving a request for an electronic communication between a resident and a non-resident of a controlled-environment facility;
identifying that the non-resident is the resident's child or parent;
in response to identification of the non-resident as the resident's child or parent, enabling a family counseling provider
to access the electronic communication; and

after completion of the electronic communication, facilitating a follow-up counseling session between the resident and the
family counseling provider by at least charging an account associated with the resident at a smaller than normal rate.

US Pat. No. 9,662,190

ADDRESSABLE MATRICES/CLUSTER BLANKS FOR DENTAL CAD/CAM SYSTEMS AND OPTIMIZATION THEREOF

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. A CAD/CAM system for the fabrication of dental articles comprising:
one or more milling machines;
one or more blank holders in the one or more milling machines;
a cluster milling blank comprising a framework constructed to cooperate with the one or more blank holders;
a plurality of sub-blanks attached to the framework, wherein the sub-blanks are optimally arranged in an addressable matrix
designed from nesting software;

wherein the nesting software has at least a second order level of functionality, wherein the second order level of functionality
comprises a statistical function, wherein the statistical function provides statistics on size and shape distribution for
milling envelopes based on parameters received from a history of prior milling operations or prior business operations;

wherein the parameters comprise at least one of type of dental case, dental material selection, size of dental articles, shape
of dental articles, shade of dental articles, optimal tool path, and milling parameters;

and
wherein a portion of the sub-blanks are to be milled into dental articles.
US Pat. No. 9,663,661

EFFECT PIGMENTS COMPRISING A GLASS FLAKE SUBSTRATE

ECKART GMBH, (DE) GLASSF...

1. An effect pigment comprising as a substrate a glass flake with a coating, said coating comprising at least one layer of
at least one high refractive material, said material having at least one of a refractive index of at least 1.8, and at least
one layer of at least one semitransparent metallic material,
wherein, said glass flakes comprising the following composition:
65-75 wt.-% silicon oxide;
2-9 wt.-% aluminium oxide;
0.0-5 wt.-% calcium oxide;
5-12 wt.-% sodium oxide;
8-15 wt.-% boron oxide;
0.1-5 wt.-% titanium oxide; and
0.0-5 wt.-% zirconium oxide,
based on the weight of said glass flakes,
said glass composition having a softening point in a range of from 620° to 750° C. and wherein said glass flake substrate
has an average thickness in the range of 0.05 to 10 ?m and an average particle size in a range of from 1 to 1000 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,663,704

PROCESS FOR THE ENHANCED RECOVERY OF OIL BY INJECTION OF A POLYMER SOLUTION

S.P.C.M. SA, Andrezieux ...

13. Process of enhanced oil recovery, comprising:
(a) introducing into an injection fluid at least one linear or structured water-soluble copolymer obtained by polymerization
of:

(i) 2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid monomer in free acid and/or salified form, and
(ii) an acrylamide derivative monomer selected from the group consisting of acryloylpyrrolidone, acryloylpyrrolidine and acryloylmorpholine;
(b) injecting the injection fluid, which is then viscosified, into a reservoir; and
(c) recovering the aqueous and oily mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,668,307

WARM DIMMING FOR AN LED LIGHT SOURCE

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a first LED light source having a first color temperature;
a second LED light source having a second color temperature connected in parallel with the first LED light source, wherein
the second color temperature is lower in value than the first color temperature; and

a microcontroller with power connections directly in parallel with one or more LEDs of the second LED light source and operable
to apply variable duty cycle frequency modulated power to the first LED light source while continuous power is provided to
the second LED light source.

US Pat. No. 9,664,807

SEISMIC SENSOR

ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATI...

1. A seismic sensor cable system, comprising:
a cable;
a first sensor configured to measure motion of the cable, wherein the first sensor is coupled to one or more stress members
of the cable and decoupled from a skin of the cable to avoid acoustic energy from seismic waves being transferred thereto,
wherein measurement of the motion of the cable by the first sensor substantially excludes particle motion associated with
the seismic waves; and

a second sensor coupled to the skin of the cable and configured to measure the particle motion associated with the seismic
waves, wherein the particle motion is transferred to the second sensor via the skin of the cable, moving in phase thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,662,778

BIT RETENTION ASSEMBLY FOR ROTARY HAMMER

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A rotary hammer adapted to impart axial impacts to a tool bit, the rotary hammer comprising:
a motor;
a spindle coupled to the motor for receiving torque from the motor;
a piston at least partially received within the spindle for reciprocation therein;
an anvil received within the spindle for reciprocation in response to reciprocation of the piston, the anvil imparting axial
impacts to the tool bit in response to reciprocation of the piston; and

a bit retention assembly for securing the tool bit to the spindle, the bit retention assembly including
a front collar held stationary in both forward and rearward axial directions relative to the spindle and having a circumferential
lip, and

a rear collar with an indicator thereon that is movable with the rear collar, the indicator being unshrouded by the circumferential
lip and at least partially visible to a user of the rotary hammer when the tool bit is improperly inserted within the spindle.

US Pat. No. 9,662,391

SIDE EFFECT AMELIORATING COMBINATION THERAPEUTIC PRODUCTS AND SYSTEMS

The Invention Science Fun...

1. A computer process for controlling a system including at least one or more codes that are associated with at least one
dosage of at least one medication for treating schizophrenia and that are usable to gain electronic access to at least one
secured application for treating schizophrenia, and a smartphone device including at least one or more wireless communication
units, at least one user interface, and at least one computer processor, the computer process including operations comprising:
accessing, at least partly via the one or more wireless communication units of the smartphone device using the one or more
codes, the at least one secured application for treating schizophrenia in combination with use of the at least one medication;

accepting, at least partly via the at least one user interface of the smartphone device, one or more indications of one or
more attributes of an individual;

identifying, at least partly using the at least one computer processor of the smartphone device, at least one symptom of schizophrenia
associated with the individual based at least partly on the one or more indications of the one or more attributes of the individual;
and

implementing, at least partly via the at least one user interface of the smartphone device, at least one aspect of the at
least one secured application for treating schizophrenia including at least:

providing at least some interactive digital content requesting input from the individual to achieve an objective;
obtaining input from the individual with respect to the objective; and
measuring a level of success with respect to achieving the objective based at least partly on obtained input of the individual.

US Pat. No. 9,661,954

SPILL PROOF CONTAINER

Munchkin, Inc., Van Nuys...

1. A spill proof container assembly comprising:
a receptacle having a closed end and an open end;
a non-spill lid fastened to the open end of the receptacle;
a handle assembly having a cover attached to a flexible handle at a first end, wherein the flexible handle pivotally folds
between:

an open position, where the cover is secured to a recess in the closed end of the receptacle and a first side of the cover
faces outward and away from the receptacle; and

a closed position, where the first side of the cover is secured to the non-spill lid and faces downward toward the receptacle;
and

a structure that provides audible feedback when the non-spill lid is in a predetermined position with respect to the receptacle,
wherein a first portion of the structure is defined on the non-spill lid and a second portion of the structure is defined
on the open end of the receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,668,309

LED DRIVER PROVIDING CONSTANT OUTPUT POWER ACROSS A WIDE OUTPUT VOLTAGE AND CURRENT RANGE

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. An LED driver comprising:
first and second switching elements coupled in series across a DC power input source;
a first resonant inductive element coupled on a first end to a first node between the first and second switching elements;
first and second voltage clamping elements coupled in series across the DC power input source, wherein a second end of the
first resonant inductive element is coupled to a second node between the first and second voltage clamping elements;

a second resonant inductive element and a resonant energy storage device coupled in series between the second node and a power
input source ground terminal; and

a primary winding of an output transformer coupled in parallel with the energy storage device, wherein the LED driver further
comprising a rectifier circuit coupled across a secondary winding of the output transformer; an output energy storage device
coupled across the rectifier circuit; and first and second output terminals configured to provide an output voltage from the
rectifier circuit and the output energy storage device to one or more LEDs coupled thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,667,669

MANAGING ASSOCIATED SESSIONS IN A NETWORK

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for managing associated sessions in a network, the network having a network element configured for managing associated
sessions between the network and at least one user equipment, the method comprising:
providing a composition session identifier for associating sessions in the network;
after providing the composition session identifier, exchanging the composition session identifier between a user equipment
and the network element a first time;

associating two or more sessions with the composition session identifier by exchanging the composition session identifier
at least a second time, wherein exchanging the composition session identifier at least a second time comprises the network
element exchanging the composition session identifier with the user equipment;

initiating establishment of a composition session, the composition session being a signaling session for facilitating management
of the two or more sessions and exchanging the composition session identifier between the user equipment and the network element
as part of said establishment, the composition session being different from the two or more sessions; and

modifying the composition session, wherein modifying the composition session comprises using signaling in the composition
session to terminate all of the two or more sessions.

US Pat. No. 9,667,499

SPARSIFICATION OF PAIRWISE COST INFORMATION

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a processor and a memory communicatively connected to the processor, the processor configured to:
receive a representation of pairwise cost information for a set of nodes;
determine a clustering of the nodes into a set of clusters; and
sparsify the representation of pairwise cost information for the set of nodes, based on the clustering of the nodes into the
set of clusters, to form a sparsified representation of the pairwise cost information for the set of nodes;

wherein, to sparsify the representation of the pairwise cost information for the set of nodes, the processor is configured
to:

determine, for at least one of the clusters based on the pairwise cost information for the set of nodes, a respective intra-cluster
cost for the respective cluster that is indicative of an average minimum cost between pairs of nodes of the respective cluster;
and

determine, for at least one pair of clusters based on the pairwise cost information for the set of nodes, a respective inter-cluster
cost for the respective pair of clusters that is indicative of an average minimum cost between pairs of nodes included in
respective clusters in the respective pair of clusters;

wherein the sparsified representation of the pairwise cost information for the set of nodes comprises a matrix of cells, wherein
ones of the cells associated with respective ones of the clusters include the respective intra-cluster costs for the respective
ones of the clusters, wherein ones of the cells associated with respective pairs of the clusters include the respective inter-cluster
costs for the respective pairs of the clusters.

US Pat. No. 9,665,224

CAPACITIVE TOUCHSCREEN

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A capacitive touchscreen, comprising:
a first electrode layer including a plurality of first electrodes, the first electrodes being arranged at spaced intervals
along a first direction;

a second electrode layer including a plurality of second electrodes, the second electrodes being arranged at spaced intervals
along a second direction so as to cross the first electrodes, the second direction crossing the first direction; and

at least one interlayer interposed between the first electrode layer and the second electrode layer, wherein:
the at least one interlayer has a thickness set such that a coupling capacitance between each first electrode and each second
electrode is between or equal to 0.5 pF and 2 pF,

the second electrodes include an endmost second electrode located at an end in the second direction,
the first electrode layer further includes a plurality of first wires connected to the first electrodes, the first wires each
including a first parallel portion extending substantially parallel to the second electrodes,

the first parallel portions of the first wires include a closest first parallel portion located closest to the second electrodes,
the closest first parallel portion extending at a minimum distance of 0.4 mm in the second direction from the second electrodes,
and

a capacitance of a first electrostatic coupling is substantially less than a capacitance of a second electrostatic coupling,
where the first electrostatic coupling is between the closest first parallel portion and the endmost second electrode, and
the second electrostatic coupling is of an intersection where the endmost second electrode crosses one of the first electrodes
connected to one of the first wires having the closest first parallel portion.

US Pat. No. 9,663,505

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF RIVAROXABAN

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A process for the preparation of rivaroxaban, a compound of Formula I,

comprising the steps of
a) contacting a compound of Formula II or salt thereof

with an oxidizing agent to form a first reaction mixture;
b) contacting the first reaction mixture with a compound of formula VIII,

to form a second reaction mixture; and
c) isolating a compound of formula I from the second reaction mixture.

US Pat. No. 9,663,412

UREA FERTILIZER COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING RICE HULLS AND METHODS OF USE

OMS Investments, Inc., L...

1. A fertilizer composition comprising granules comprising a mixture of rice hulls and a urea containing fertilizer, wherein
rice hulls reside within interior regions of the granules.

US Pat. No. 9,662,943

TIRE PRESSURE REGULATION AND AUTOMATIC REPAIR METHOD AND SYSTEM

WABCO GMBH, Hannover (DE...

1. A method for regulating tire pressure in at least one tire of a vehicle, the method comprising:
effecting, as a function of current vehicle variables, that include at least one of current driving dynamics variables, vehicle
speed, and wheel rotational speeds, tire pressure measuring and inflating cycles in which at least one seal is applied in
at least one rotary signal transmitter, the tire inflation pressure is one of measured and changed, and the at least one seal
is subsequently decoupled;

effecting, as a function of the current variables of the vehicle, intermediate time periods between the measuring and inflating
cycles in which the at least one seal is not applied;

effecting at least one of fewer and shorter measuring and inflating cycles when at least one of the vehicle speed and the
wheel rotational speeds increase;

effecting, when the vehicle is traveling above a vehicle limiting speed, at least one of:
(i) no measuring and inflating cycles,
(ii) measuring and inflating cycles having a shorter duration than below the vehicle limiting speed,
(iii) a lower frequency of measuring and inflating cycles, and
(iv) longer intermediate time periods between the measuring and inflating cycles;
evaluating driving behavior of the vehicle during a preceding time period; and
effecting, when a frequently varying speed level is identified, a lower vehicle limiting speed than when a relatively uniform
speed level is identified.

US Pat. No. 9,662,434

BLOWER INSTRUMENT, APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USING

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. A surgical blower instrument for delivering a fluid to clear a surgical site comprising wherein the fluid is a combination
of a pressurized gas and a liquid:
a handle;
an elongate sleeved body extending from the handle, the elongate sleeved body housing a malleable elongate shaft;
tubing disposed along a length of the elongate sleeved body and establishing a first elongate lumen and a second elongate
lumen, wherein the first and second elongate lumens are (i) fluidically isolated from each other along at least a substantial
portion of the elongate sleeved body, and (ii) combined at a distal region of the blower instrument to exit at a nozzle removably
supported at a distal end of the elongate sleeved body,

wherein the nozzle is configured for delivering the fluid to clear the surgical site and comprises a first recess formed on
a first side surface of the nozzle to facilitate gripping and positioning of the nozzle; and

wherein the nozzle and a distal end of the sleeved body are configured to permit removal and insertion of the nozzle from
the distal end of the sleeved body and to permit an adjustment to a distance between the nozzle and the distal end of the
sleeved body.

US Pat. No. 9,661,847

ANTIMICROBIAL PRESERVATIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR PERSONAL CARE PRODUCTS

Galaxy Surfactants Ltd., ...

1. An antimicrobial preservative composition for preservation of topical personal care formulations consisting of:
an undecylenic acid derivative depicted by Formula (I), wherein, M=—NH—CH2CH2—OH;


[B] one or more octanoic acid derivatives depicted by Formula (II), wherein, M=—NH—CH2CH2—OH or —NH—CH2COOH;


and [C] 2-phenoxy ethanol;
wherein, each of the two components [A] and [B] is present in the range of 5 to 20% by weight and together [A] and [B] constitute
10 to 30% by weight and

the 2-phenoxy ethanol, component [C], is present in the range of 70 to 90% by weight of the total preservative composition.

US Pat. No. 9,668,355

COMBINING DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOISTURE-RESISTANT MATERIALS

HZO Inc., Draper, UT (US...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a housing defining an interior and an exterior of the electronic device;
a plurality of electronic components exposed to the interior of the electronic device; and
a first protective coating covering at least two electronic components of the plurality of electronic components, the protective
coating comprising:

a first portion applied to the at least one electronic component and comprising a first material, the first material providing
substantial impermeability to moisture;

a second portion comprising a second material and providing moisture-repellence, wherein the second material comprises a halogenated
polymer; and

a gradual transition between the first portion and the second portion comprising a gradient of the first material and the
second material.

US Pat. No. 9,668,213

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVING WIRELESS NETWORK CAPACITY

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., ...

1. A method for improving wireless network capacity, the method comprising:
calculating, at a core network entity processing circuit, a plurality of dormancy timer adjustment parameters in response
to a received service request from at least one user equipment being served by a base station, the plurality of dormancy timer
adjustment parameters including a service request rate and connection time change parameter for the at least one user equipment;

adjusting, at the core network entity processing circuit, a dormancy timer for the at least one user equipment based on (i)
at least one load condition for the wireless network, and (ii) a comparison between each of the plurality of dormancy timer
adjustment parameters and a corresponding one of a plurality of dormancy timer adjustment parameter threshold values; and

outputting, by a communication interface, the adjusted dormancy timer to the base station serving the at least one user equipment,
wherein

the at least one user equipment is only a subset of user equipments being served by the base station, and
the connection time change parameter is indicative of a difference between a current connection time associated with the received
service request and an average of a set of connection times associated with a set of previous service requests from the at
least one user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,662,730

BUMP ELECTRODE, BOARD WHICH HAS BUMP ELECTRODES, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE BOARD

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A method for making a bump electrode on an electrode pad, the bump electrode being made from a core ball covered with solder
plating, comprising the steps of:
providing an electrode pad;
mounting the core ball covered with solder plating on the electrode pad; and
heating the electrode pad and thereby melting the solder plating in a reflow process wherein a heating rate is such as to
raise a temperature of the electrode pad during the reflow process not less than 0.01 degrees C./second and less than 0.3
degrees C./second in the heating and melting step while heating in the temperature range from 210° C. to 230° C.

US Pat. No. 9,662,725

SAW BLADE AND SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SAW BLADE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A method of manufacturing a saw blade, the method comprising:
providing a coil stock;
setting a first portion of the coil stock in a first direction;
setting a second portion of the coil stock in a second direction opposite the first direction;
forming a plurality of cutting teeth in the first portion and the second portion of the coil stock after the first and second
portions are set; and

further comprising blanking a saw blade body from the coil stock;
wherein setting the first portion of the coil stock in the first direction includes setting a first portion of the saw blade
body in the first direction, and wherein setting the second portion of the coil stock in the second direction includes setting
a second portion of the saw blade body in the second direction opposite the first direction;

wherein setting the first portion in the first direction and setting the second portion in the second direction include
providing a press including an upper die set and a lower die set,
positioning the saw blade body between the upper die set and the lower die set, and
pressing the upper die set and the lower die set together to bend an edge of the saw blade body in the first direction and
in the second direction; and

wherein providing the press includes providing the upper die set and the lower die set with first inserts that are configured
to set portions of the saw blade body in the first direction and with second inserts that are configured to set portions of
the saw blade body in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,668,359

CIRCUIT MODULE HAVING SURFACE-MOUNT PADS ON A LATERAL SURFACE FOR CONNECTING WITH A CIRCUIT BOARD

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A circuit module for connecting to a circuit board, wherein the circuit module comprises a substrate having a top surface,
a bottom surface and a lateral surface connecting the top surface and the bottom surface, wherein at least one electrical
component is disposed on the top surface or the bottom surface of the substrate and a plurality of surface-mount pads disposed
on the lateral surface of the substrate, wherein each of the plurality of surface-mount pads disposed on the lateral surface
of the substrate is in contact with and electrically connected to a corresponding pad disposed on the top surface of the circuit
board.

US Pat. No. 9,668,351

PACKAGE CARRIER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A package carrier, comprising:
a carrier, having a connecting surface;
a releasable solder resist layer, disposed on the connecting surface of the carrier and completely covering the connecting
surface, wherein a material of the releasable solder resist layer comprises a thermal-curing solder resist material and a
photo-curing solder resist material, and the releasable solder resist layer is in a semi-cured state;

a substrate, having a upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other; and
a first patterned solder resist layer, disposed on the lower surface of the substrate and exposing a portion of the lower
surface, wherein the carrier is temporarily bonded to the first patterned solder resist layer through the releasable solder
resist layer.

US Pat. No. 9,666,974

SOCKET INSERT FOR AN ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICE, ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICE WITH A SOCKET INSERT AND SET WITH A REMOVAL TOOL

ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH,...

1. An apparatus comprising a socket insert for an electrosurgical device, wherein the socket insert comprises:
a front plate, comprising at least one plug opening,
first and second side walls, which are connected to the front plate and bound a receiving space for electronic components
and

at least one latching device, which is connected to the first side wall and can be transferred from a locked position into
an unlocked position,
wherein at least the first side wall comprises a guide channel, which forms an access hole in the front plate and through
which the latching device can be manipulated for unlocking.

US Pat. No. 9,665,627

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MULTIMEDIA DATA RETRIEVAL

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A non-transitory storage medium for multimedia item retrieval and adapted to store at least one multimedia item associated
with at least one date and an active component adapted to:
depending on time information received from a multimedia asset management and the at least one date, send a remembering information
to a user interface, the remembering information comprising a trigger of an action that makes a user aware of the multimedia
item.

US Pat. No. 9,664,879

IMAGING LENS

OPTICAL LOGIC INC., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:
a first lens having negative refractive power;
a second lens having positive refractive power;
a third lens; and
a fourth lens, 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 surface thereof on the image plane side has a positive curvature radius,
and

said first lens has a focal length f1, and said first lens is situated away from the second lens by a distance dA on an optical axis thereof so that the following
conditional expressions are satisfied:

?75
0.3 where f is a focal length of a whole lens system.

US Pat. No. 9,664,866

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

OCLARO JAPAN, INC., Kana...

1. An optical transmission module, comprising:
a light source that outputs light;
a mirror that reflects the light output by the light source; and
a lever on which the mirror is arranged and that has a fulcrum,
wherein when the lever is not fixed, the lever is bent in a direction perpendicular to an extending direction due to an external
force.

US Pat. No. 9,662,866

COVER TAPE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A cover tape comprising at least a base layer (A), an intermediate layer (B), a peeling layer (C) which comprises a thermoplastic
resin as a main component, and a heat seal layer (D) which comprises a thermoplastic resin as a main component heat-sealable
to a carrier tape, wherein
the thermoplastic resin forming the peeling layer (C) has a tensile storage modulus (c) of at least 1×106 Pa and at most 1×108 Pa at 23° C.;

the thermoplastic resin forming the heat seal layer (D) has a tensile storage modulus (d) of at least 1×108 Pa and at most 1×1010 Pa at 23° C.;

a ratio between (c) and (d) is 1×104?(d)/(c)?1×10;

the intermediate layer (B) comprises a linear low density polyethylene having a density in the range of 0.900 to 0.925×103 kg/m3; and

the thermoplastic resin in the peeling layer (C) consists of a resin selected from an ethylene-vinyl acetate copolymer resin,
a styrene-butadiene copolymer resin, a hydrogenated styrene-butadiene copolymer, a styrene-isoprene copolymer resin and a
hydrogenated styrene-isoprene copolymer resin.

US Pat. No. 9,662,313

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING AMYOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS IN RESPONDERS

Knopp Biosciences LLC, P...

1. A method for treating amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in a subject in need thereof comprising:
administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of (6R)-2-amino-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-6-(propylamino)benzothiazole
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the subject is a subject with definite ALS, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
symptom onset duration of less than about 18 months, and concomitant riluzole administration and wherein the amyotrophic lateral
sclerosis is treated; and

wherein said subject with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis symptom onset duration of less than about 18 months is a subject with
symptom onset selected from about 18 months, about 17 months, about 16 months, about 15 months about 14 months, about 13 months,
about 12 months, about 11 months, about 10 months, about 9 months, about 8 months, about 7 months, about 6 months, about 5
months, about 4 months, about 3 months, about 2 months, and about 1 month.

US Pat. No. 9,667,032

PLASMONIC MODE III-V LASER AS ON-CHIP LIGHT SOURCE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A plasmonic light source, comprising:
a substrate;
a square nano-cavity formed on the substrate, the nano-cavity including a quantum well structure, the quantum well structure
including III-V materials;

a plasmonic metal formed as an electrode on the square nano-cavity and configured to excite surface plasmons with the quantum
well structure to generate light; and

complementary metal oxide semiconductor (CMOS) devices formed on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,665,081

INTELLIGENT POWER UTILIZATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PARKS

Guo Dian Tong Network Tec...

1. A system for an intelligent electric power utilization of a park, comprising an acquisition system, a data processing system,
an application system and a service system,
wherein the acquisition system, the data processing system and the application system are all connected to an external system
through the service system;

the application system comprises an intelligent interaction application subsystem, an electric power utilization monitoring
application subsystem, an energy efficiency analysis application subsystem, an orderly electric power utilization application
subsystem, a system security application subsystem and a man-machine interaction interface;

wherein the acquisition system is configured to acquire electric power data on an enterprise side;
the data processing system is configured to process the electric power data and store the processed electric power data; and
the man-machine interaction interface is configured to, in the case that the man-machine interaction interface receives a
business processing request for an intelligent interaction, an electric power utilization monitoring, an energy efficiency
analysis, an orderly electric power utilization or a system safety, call an application subsystem corresponding to the business
processing request, wherein the application subsystem analyzes the electric power data to obtain a corresponding application
strategy and the application strategy is displayed on a terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,667,934

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, METHOD OF TRANSMITTING IMAGE DATA IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE, RECEPTION APPARATUS, METHOD OF RECEIVING IMAGE DATA IN HIGH DYNAMIC RANGE, AND PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A reception apparatus comprising:
a data reception unit that receives image data in a high dynamic range for displaying an image in the high dynamic range from
an external apparatus over a transmission path;

an information reception unit that receives at least one of information on a transmission method for or information on gamma
correction for the image data in the high dynamic range that is received in the data reception unit, from the external apparatus;
and

a data processing unit that, based on the at least one of the information on the transmission method or the information on
the gamma correction that are received in the information reception unit, processes the image data in the high dynamic range
that is received in the data reception unit.

US Pat. No. 9,667,166

FIVE-LEVEL CONVERTING DEVICE

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A five-level converting device, comprising:
an alternating current (AC) terminal;
a bus capacitor module, having a positive terminal, a negative terminal and a neutral point;
a first switch module, having two terminals connected to the neutral point of the bus capacitor module and the AC terminal
respectively, wherein the first switch module comprises a plurality of bidirectional switching circuits cascaded to each other,
each of the bidirectional switching circuits comprises two first switching units reversely connected in series;

a second switch module, having two terminals connected to the positive terminal of the bus capacitor module and the AC terminal
respectively, wherein the second switch module comprises a plurality of second switching units connected in series;

a third switch module, having two terminals connected to the negative terminal of the bus capacitor module and the AC terminal
respectively, wherein the third switch module comprises a plurality of third switching units connected in series;

a first flying capacitor unit, connected across the first switch module and the second switch module; and
a second flying capacitor unit, connected across the first switch module and the third switch module, wherein the first flying
capacitor unit and the second flying capacitor unit are connected to different connection points between the first switching
units of the first switch module,

wherein the first flying capacitor unit has a first end connected to the second switch module and a second end connected to
a first connection point of the first switch module without connecting any other flying capacitor unit, and the second flying
capacitor unit has a first end connected to the third switch module and a second end connected to a second connection point
of the first switch module without connecting any other flying capacitor unit, wherein one or more of the first switching
units are inserted between the first and second connection points of the first switch module, so that the first connection
point is isolated from the second connection point when the one or more of the first switching units are turned off.

US Pat. No. 9,667,101

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD., Kan...

1. A power supply system comprising:
a plurality of power supply units that convert an input power into an output power and supply the output power to a load;
a power measurement unit, which is connected between an output side of the power supply units and the load, that measures
the output power output from the power supply units; and

a power supply control unit that calculates an optimal output power realizing a minimum input power to the power supply units
in accordance with the output power measured by the power measurement unit, and controls the power supply units based on the
calculated optimal output power, wherein

the power supply control unit calculates the input power to the power supply units in accordance with the output power measured
by the power measurement unit, based on an input-output conversion model expressing power conversion between input power to
the power supply units and output power to be output from the power supply units,

the power measurement unit measures a sum of output powers of the power supply units to be consumed in the load,
the power supply control unit calculates an optimal output power realizing a minimum sum of input powers to the power supply
units, based on the sum of the output powers measured by the power measurement unit, and the input-output conversion model
with respect to each of the power supply units, and adjusts the output power of each of the power supply units, based on the
calculated optimal output power,

in a condition that it is assumed that output powers of one or more specific power supply units included in the plurality
of power supply units are equal to each other, and output powers of remaining power supply units are equal to each other,
and

the power supply control unit calculates the optimal output power, for each power supply unit, that realizes the minimum sum
of input powers to the power supply units, and adjusts the output power of each of the power supply units, based on the calculated
optimal output power.

US Pat. No. 9,667,016

CONNECTING BLADE, METHOD OF PRODUCING CONNECTING BLADE, AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCLUDING CONNECTING BLADE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A connecting blade comprising:
an insulation board having a first adjustment region and a second adjustment region; and
paired differential lines disposed on the insulation board, each of said paired differential lines having contact points at
both ends thereof for connecting to a circuit connecting member,

wherein said paired differential lines include a straight pair and a cross pair,
said straight pair is formed of two first lines not crossing each other,
said cross pair is formed of two second lines having a crossing region where the two second lines cross each other without
contacting with each other and a parallel region where the two second lines extend in parallel,

said cross pair is arranged so that the crossing region is situated to face the first adjustment region and the parallel region
is situated to face the second adjustment region, and

each of said first adjustment region and said second adjustment region has a specific size and a permittivity so that a signal
transmission time lag between the cross pair and the straight pair is reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,667,015

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AT LEAST ONE FUNCTIONAL AREA ON AN ELECTRIC CONTACT ELEMENT SUCH AS A SWITCHING CONTACT OR A PLUG CONTACT

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. Electrical contact element, comprising:
a base material having at least one functional region, the at least one functional region being limited to a partial area
of the contact element, and the at least one functional region comprises at least a first functional region, a second functional
region, and a third functional region; and

a material coating mechanically applied to the base material with a highly energetic thermal radiation directed on to the
material coating, the material coating comprising a first material coating, a lower part of which is embedded within the base
material in the first functional region by a distance corresponding to a first active depth beneath an outer surface of the
base material subsequent to application of the thermal radiation and an upper part of which extends above the outer surface
of the base material subsequent to application of the thermal radiation, a second material coating, a lower part of which
is embedded within the base material in the second functional region by a distance corresponding to a second active depth
beneath the outer surface of the base material subsequent to application of the thermal radiation and an upper part of which
extends above the outer surface of the base material subsequent to application of the thermal radiation, a third material
coating, a lower part of which is embedded within the base material in the third functional region by a distance corresponding
to a third active depth beneath the outer surface of the base material subsequent to application of the thermal radiation
and an upper part of which extends above the outer surface of the base material subsequent to application of the thermal radiation,
and a fourth material coating in contact with the first, second, and third material coatings, and the first active depth is
different from the second and third active depths, and wherein the first material coating is in a side-by-side arrangement
with the fourth material coating, and the first material coating is in direct contact with the base material and the fourth
material coating, and the fourth material coating is in direct contact with the base material.

US Pat. No. 9,666,382

SILVER AND COPPER ALLOYED RIVET CONTACT

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A rivet contact comprising a head portion and a foot portion having a smaller width than the head portion, wherein
the head portion has a contact material layer having at least a top comprising an Ag-based contact material,
a rest of the head portion and the foot portion comprise a base material containing Cu or a Cu alloy, and
a barrier layer comprising an Ag alloy is provided at a junction interface between the contact material layer and the base
material.

US Pat. No. 9,664,850

OPTICAL SPATIAL MODE-MULTIPLEXER

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an optical fiber bundle comprising a plurality of input optical fibers and a tapered segment, one end of each of the input
optical fibers physically connecting to a wide end of the tapered segment, the optical fiber bundle being an integral unit;
and

wherein the input optical fibers are multimode optical fibers;
wherein fundamental optical propagating modes of at least two of the multimode optical fibers have different velocities; and
wherein the plurality of input optical fibers includes multi-mode optical fibers with axially symmetric optical cores of,
at least, three different diameters.

US Pat. No. 9,663,844

SINTERED ALLOY SUPERIOR IN WEAR RESISTANCE

DIAMET CORPORATION, Niig...

1. A Cu-based sintered alloy having a structure in which Ni—P alloy particles having an average diameter of 10 to 100 ?m are
dispersed in an amount of 1 to 20% by mass in a Cu-based sintered alloy base that contains no less than 40% by mass of Cu
and selectively contains 0.2 to 8% by mass of a solid lubricant, wherein said Ni—P alloy particles are derived from a raw
material powder comprising 1 to 12% by mass of P; and a remainder composed of Ni and inevitable impurities.
US Pat. No. 9,663,433

METHOD OF ALKYLATING OR ACYLATING AN ARENE

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACH...

1. A method of alkylating or acylating an arene, the method comprising:
reacting an arene with an organic halide selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted or substituted tertiary alkyl
halides, unsubstituted or substituted allyl halides, unsubstituted or substituted benzyl halides, and unsubstituted or substituted
acyl halides in the presence of a catalyst and an aprotic solvent; wherein the catalyst is of formula (I)

MR1mXn.Z(R2)(R3)  (I)

wherein
M is Al, Ga, or Fe;
R1 is C1-C12 alkyl;

m is 0 or 1;
R2 and R3 are each independently unsubstituted or substituted C2-C12 alkyl;

each occurrence of X is independently a halogen;
n is 2 or 3;
the sum of m and n is 3; and
Z is S or O;
provided that when M is Al, then m is 1, n is 2, and R2 and R3 are each independently substituted with at least one electron-withdrawing group; and

provided that when M is Ga or Fe, then m is 0 and n is 3.

US Pat. No. 9,666,485

METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING SUPER-JUNCTION STRUCTURES

Vanguard International Se...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a substrate;
forming an epitaxial layer on the substrate;
forming first trenches and second trenches in the epitaxial layer and being alternately arranged along a first direction;
doping the epitaxial layer to form a first doping region and a second doping region in the epitaxial layer between the adjacent
first and second trenches, wherein the first doping region and the second doping region have different conductivity types,
and a super-junction structure is formed at an interface between the first doping region and the second doping region, and
wherein an edge of the first doping region is coplanar with a sidewall of the first trench, and an edge of the second doping
region is coplanar with a sidewall of the second trench; and

forming a gate structure over the epitaxial layer, wherein the epitaxial layer under the gate structure comprises a channel
extending along a second direction from a source region toward a drain region, the first direction is perpendicular to the
second direction, and wherein the source region is in a well region in the epitaxial layer, the well region is under a portion
of the gate structure and separated from the first doping region and the second doping region, the gate structure covers one
end of each first trench and one end of each second trench, and the second direction is a lateral direction.

US Pat. No. 9,666,196

RECORDING APPARATUS WITH MASTERING FUNCTION

TEAC CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A recording apparatus for recording an audio signal, comprising:
a controller;
a memory configured to store instructions that are executed by the controller; and
a signal processing section coupled to the controller and configured to execute under control of the controller, processing
comprising:

amplifying an audio signal to produce a pre-normalized audio signal having a plurality of levels, a peak level of the pre-normalized
audio signal being equal to a target reference level that is independent of the audio signal;

compressing one or more of the levels of the pre-normalized audio signal that exceed a predetermined threshold value to produce
a compressed audio signal; and

amplifying one or more levels of the compressed audio signal to the reference level.

US Pat. No. 9,665,902

PERSONALIZED RECOMMENDATION METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORD MEDIUM

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

1. A computer-implemented method of providing a personalized recommendation of products, comprising:
extracting product recommendations corresponding to a prescribed recommendation time period using a plurality of purchase
cycle algorithms, the purchase cycle algorithms configured to calculate purchase cycles of products for a customer, wherein
the purchase cycle is a prescribed period of time between each purchase of the same product;

performing a performance evaluation, using a processor, with respect to the product recommendations extracted using each of
the purchase cycle algorithms, wherein performing the performance evaluation includes:

receiving a first data set of product purchase information and receiving a second data set of product purchase information,
the second data set being a smaller data set than the first data set,

applying the first data set and the second data set to each of the purchase cycle algorithms and extracting a first product
recommendation and a second product recommendation corresponding to the recommendation time period, and

obtaining hit rates of the first product recommendation and the second product recommendation based on a prescribed equation,
wherein

hit rate (%)=[M1÷{N1×(P1+P2)÷2}]×100, and

wherein M1 is a number of products in which the first product recommendation and the second product recommendation are matched, N1 is a number of customers, P1 is a number of first product recommendations, and P2 is a number of second product recommendations; and

outputting, at a device of the customer, the product recommendation extracted from the purchase cycle algorithm having a highest
ranking based on the performance evaluation,

wherein the plurality of purchase cycle algorithms includes a capacity purchase cycle algorithm that calculates a capacity
purchase cycle according to capacity of the products, the capacity purchase cycle being based on an amount that the customer
purchases during each purchase cycle, and

wherein the method is performed by a distributed processing system that includes a plurality of processors that operate in
parallel and asynchronously.

US Pat. No. 9,665,240

LEARNING USER INTERFACE HAVING DYNAMIC ICONS WITH A FIRST AND SECOND VISUAL BIAS

Groupon, Inc., Chicago, ...

1. A method comprising:
presenting, via an interface, a plurality of dynamic icons representing a plurality of items, wherein the plurality of dynamic
icons comprises a first dynamic icon representing a suggested item of the plurality of items and a second dynamic icon representing
a second item of the plurality of items; wherein the plurality of dynamic icons are configured to be selectable by a user;

wherein the interface is configured to simultaneously present each of the plurality of dynamic icons, including both the first
dynamic icon and the second dynamic icon, on the interface, wherein the first dynamic icon and the second dynamic icon have
at least one shared common feature; wherein the shared common feature is a visual feature;

accessing, by a processor, goal data associated with the plurality of items, wherein the goal data includes a threshold sales
goal associated with at least the first item;

accessing a transaction data associated with the plurality of items, wherein the transaction data includes sales data associated
with at least the first item;

comparing the threshold sales goal and the sales data and determining, by the processor, a first visual bias for the first
dynamic icon based on the comparison, wherein the first visual bias includes an at least partial ring extending about a border
of the first dynamic icon;

determining a second visual bias for the first dynamic icon relative to the second dynamic icon, wherein the second visual
bias includes a visual recommendation that emphasizes the at least one shared common feature of the first dynamic icon relative
to the second dynamic icon; and

applying, via the interface, the first visual bias and the second visual bias, such that the first visual bias indicates an
incremental ratio of the sales data relative to the threshold for the first item and the second visual bias indicates the
visual recommendation of the first item, wherein at least the first visual bias is configured to increment in response to
a user selection of the first dynamic icon.

US Pat. No. 9,664,343

UNITARY HEAT SINK FOR SOLID STATE LAMP

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

19. A unitary heat sink comprising:
a central hub portion composed of a thermally conducting metal;
a plurality of fins of the thermally conducting metal, the fins projecting away from the central hub portion in a first direction,
wherein at least one of the plurality of fins is configured for redirecting light;

at least one solid state light source mounted on at least one fin of the plurality of fins; and
a plurality of roots of the thermally conducting metal, the roots projecting away from the central hub portion in a second
direction generally opposite from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,664,157

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HIGH-PRESSURE COMMON-RAIL SYSTEM OF DIESEL ENGINE

Weichai Power Co., Ltd., ...

1. An apparatus for controlling a high pressure common rail system of a diesel engine, comprising:
a memory storing computer executable components; and
a processor configured to execute the following computer executable components in the stored memory:
an operation condition parameter acquiring module, configured to acquire operation condition parameters associated with the
high pressure common rail system;

a control quantity determining module, coupled to the operation condition parameter acquiring module and configured to determine
a control quantity for controlling the high-pressure common rail system based on the operation condition parameters, a target
value of fuel pressure within a high pressure common rail tube chamber and a control model designed based on a physical model
characterizing the high pressure common rail system, wherein the control quantity is an equivalent cross-section area of a
flow metering unit electromagnetic valve;

a drive signal determining module coupled to the control quantity determining module and configured to determine a drive signal
for driving the flow metering unit based on the determined control quantity; and

an observation value determining module, coupled to the operation condition parameter acquiring module and the control quantity
determining module and configured to determine, based on the operation condition parameters and an observer model designed
based on the physical model, an observation value of fuel pressure within a high pressure fuel pump plunger chamber, for using
by the control quantity determining module in determining the control quantity,

wherein the control model comprises a feedforward controller and the control quantity comprises a feedforward control component,
wherein the feedforward control component uFF is expressed as:


and wherein b1 b2 and b3 denote control coefficients determined based on the acquired operation condition parameters and constant parameters associated
with the physical model; and ? denotes high pressure fuel pump plunger movement line speed.

US Pat. No. 9,663,119

RAILROAD VEHICLE AND PLUG DOOR FOR RAILROAD VEHICLE

CENTRAL JAPAN RAILWAY COM...

1. A railroad vehicle provided with a side wall of a vehicle body, a doorway opened in the side wall of the vehicle body,
a door that opens and closes the doorway, and a plug mechanism that moves the door to a position where an outer surface of
the door is flush with an outer surface of the vehicle body when the doorway is closed by the door, comprising:
wherein the plug mechanism is provided with:
a first rail that is suspended from a ceiling of the vehicle body and extends in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle body,
the first rail guiding the door in reciprocal movement in the vehicle body longitudinal direction with respect to the doorway;

a second rail that is suspended from the ceiling of the vehicle body between the first rail and the side wall of the vehicle
body and extends in the vehicle body longitudinal direction, the second rail guiding the door in reciprocal movement in the
vehicle body longitudinal direction with respect to the doorway;

a plug rail that extends between the first rail and the second rail, the plug rail guiding the door in movement in a width
direction of the vehicle body;

a moving member that moves along the plug rail; and
a door hanging member coupled to a lower surface of the moving member and to an upper inside surface of the door,
wherein the plug rail is provided with a rail formed so as to extend having a dimension longer, in a vehicle width direction,
than the moving member, and

wherein the moving member is moved along the rail of the plug rail, in the vehicle width direction.

US Pat. No. 9,662,747

COMPOSITE CONSUMABLES FOR A PLASMA ARC TORCH

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. An electrode for use in a plasma arc torch, the electrode comprising:
an elongated forward portion, defining a proximal end and a distal end, configured to provide an electrically conductive path
from the distal end to the proximal end, the forward portion comprising a first conductive material;

a ring-shaped aft portion, defining a hollow center, configured to substantially surround a portion of the forward portion
when the forward portion is located inside of the hollow center, wherein (1) the aft portion includes a pneumatic reaction
region disposed on a radially-extensive segment of the aft portion for receiving a biasing flow of a pressurized gas and separating
the electrode from a nozzle during pilot arc initiation (2) the aft portion comprises a second material that is different
from the first material; and

an emitter disposed in the proximal end of the forward portion.
US Pat. No. 9,662,396

STABLE AQUEOUS FORMULATIONS OF ETANERCEPT

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

1. A stabilized aqueous pharmaceutical composition having long term storage stability, comprising: etanercept and a stabilizer
to inhibit instability, aggregation and/or fragmentation of the etanercept, wherein the composition is free of arginine as
a stabilizer and wherein the stabilizer is 1 mM to 20 mM magnesium chloride.

US Pat. No. 9,665,731

PREVENTING CONTENT DATA LEAK ON MOBILE DEVICES

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A method of protecting content data, comprising:
receiving at a node an indication that content to be provided to a first mobile application on a mobile device from a content
provider is to be protected against unauthorized access at the mobile device;

determining, by the node, whether the mobile device is authorized to receive the content;
in the event the mobile device is authorized to receive the content, encrypting the content using a key associated with a
second mobile application on the mobile device authorized to be used to access the content at the mobile device, wherein the
second mobile application is configured to allow a user to view and/or edit the content; and

in the event the mobile device is not authorized to receive the content, performing protective measures to the content in
a communication message prior to delivering the communication message to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,663,554

MULTIFUNCTIONAL PROTEIN MOLECULAR WEIGHT LADDERS

LI-COR, Inc., Lincoln, N...

1. A protein standard, said protein standard comprising a plurality of purified proteins having differing molecular weights;
and
wherein one or more proteins from the plurality of purified proteins is covalently linked to a mono microperoxidase N-hydroxy
succinimidyl (NHS) ester of the formula:


wherein n is 0-10, and the covalent linkage is between an amine from the one or more proteins and the N-hydroxy succinimidyl
(NHS) ester group of the mono microperoxidase N-hydroxy succinimidyl (NHS) ester.

US Pat. No. 9,663,480

BIS-MMF DERIVATIVES

ratiopharm GmbH, Ulm (DE...

1. Compound according to Formula (I)
wherein L and L? are each an alkanediyl residue with 1 to 6 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,668,384

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. A power conversion device, comprising:
a heat-dissipating base comprising a three-dimensional structure having an accommodation trough, and a potting glue disposed
in the accommodation trough;

a printed wiring board comprising a first connecting portion having a first through hole;
an electronic component disposed between the printed wiring board and the heat-dissipating base and mounted on the heat-dissipating
base, the electronic component comprising a magnetic component at least partially disposed in the accommodation trough, and
electrically connected to the printed wiring board, wherein a gap is defined between the magnetic component and the three-dimensional
structure, and the potting glue is filled in the gap to at least partially cover the magnetic component;

a fixing assembly fixing the magnetic component and the printed wiring board, such that the magnetic component and the printed
wiring board are electrically connected by the fixing assembly; and

a cover covering the magnetic component and the accommodation trough and fixed to the printed wiring board by the fixing assembly;
wherein the magnetic component comprises a second connecting portion disposed between the cover and the first connecting portion,
and the second connecting portion has a second through hole, the fixing assembly comprises a first fixing member and a second
fixing member corresponding to each other, the second fixing member is disposed on the cover; and the first fixing member
passes the first through hole and the second through hole and is fixed to the second fixing member, such that the second connecting
portion is electrically connected to the first connecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,667,027

NANOSECOND PULSE LASER DEVICE AND ALTERNATE LASER WAVELENGTH OUTPUT METHOD THEREOF

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A nanosecond pulse laser device comprising:
a light source configured to output laser light of a nanosecond pulse;
a lens configured to collect the laser light;
a Raman shift optical fiber configured to generate pulse laser lights corresponding to a plurality of wavelengths through
stimulated Raman scattering from the collected laser light;

a wavelength separator configured to separate pulse laser lights of prescribed wavelengths from among the pulse laser lights;
an optical switch configured to select pulse laser lights of which wavelengths are mutually alternated from among the pulse
laser lights output from the wavelength separator in response to a switch control signal applied from an outside; and

a wavelength coupler configured to couple the pulse laser lights of which wavelengths are alternately output from the optical
switch and output the coupled pulse laser light.

US Pat. No. 9,665,775

IDENTIFYING SCENE BOUNDARIES USING GROUP SPARSITY ANALYSIS

KODAK ALARIS INC., Roche...

1. A method for determining scene boundaries within a video sequence including a time sequence of video frames, each video
frame including an array of image pixels having pixel values, comprising:
a) selecting a set of video frames from the video sequence, the set of video frames comprising a starting point and an ending
point;

b) extracting a feature vector for each video frame in the set of video frames;
c) applying a group sparsity algorithm to represent the feature vector for a particular video frame as a group sparse combination
of the feature vectors for the other video frames in the set of video frames, each feature vector for the other video frames
in the group sparse combination having an associated weighting coefficient, wherein the weighting coefficients for feature
vectors corresponding to other video frames that are most similar to the particular video frame are non-zero, and the weighting
coefficients for feature vectors corresponding to other video frames that are most dissimilar from the particular video frame
are zero;

d) analyzing the weighting coefficients to determine a video frame cluster of temporally-contiguous, similar video frames
that includes the particular video frame;

e) repeating steps c)-d) for a plurality of particular video frames to provide a plurality of video frame clusters;
f) identifying one or more scene boundaries corresponding scenes in the video sequence based on the locations of boundaries
between the determined video frame clusters; and

g) storing an indication of the identified scene boundaries in a processor-accessible memory;
wherein selecting a set of video frames from the video sequence comprises temporally sub-sampling the video sequence to select
a subset of video frames.

US Pat. No. 9,664,349

ARTIFICIAL CANDLE WITH FLAME SIMULATOR

NII NORTHERN INTERNATIONA...

1. A flameless candle comprising:
a candle body including a base, an upper surface including an aperture, and a translucent sidewall extending between the base
and the upper surface, wherein the candle body forms a hollow interior region;

a projection screen extending upwardly from the upper surface of the candle body, wherein:
the projection screen comprises a flame shape and has a fixed position with respect to the upper surface of the candle body;
and

at least a portion of the projection screen is spaced apart from the candle body;
a supporting portion located within the hollow interior region;
a moving portion located within the hollow interior region and supported by the supporting portion, wherein the moving portion
includes:

a lens oriented diagonally along a vertical dimension, wherein the lens is transparent;
an arm extending downwardly; and
a magnet on the arm;
a light-emitting diode (LED) located within the hollow interior region, wherein:
the LED is oriented to project light upwardly and diagonally such that the projected light travels from the LED, through the
lens, through the aperture of the upper surface of the candle body, and onto an outer surface of the projection screen; and

the LED is separated by a distance from the lens; and
a circuit including a coil arranged to alternately generate a magnetic field having a first polarity and a magnetic field
having a second polarity, such that the magnet in the moving portion is successively attracted to the coil and repelled by
the coil.

US Pat. No. 9,663,212

HIGH SPEED SURFACE CRAFT AND SUBMERSIBLE VEHICLE

Juliet Marine Systems, In...

1. A water craft comprising:
an elongated hull comprising a front end, a rear end, and a passageway extending through said elongated hull from said front
end to said rear end, said passageway comprising an inlet opening at said front end and an outlet opening at said rear end;

a pump jet disposed within said passageway intermediate said inlet and said outlet, said pump jet being configured to receive
water entering said passageway through said inlet and pump said water out of said outlet, whereby to propel said hull through
water; and

a plurality of nozzles disposed on the outer surface of said hull, aft of said inlet, wherein said plurality of nozzles are
configured to release a friction-reducing fluid, whereby the friction-reducing fluid displaces water from the surface of said
hull so as to diminish friction on the outer surface of said hull and facilitate high speeds.

US Pat. No. 9,667,780

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION PROVIDER AND REMOTE DEVICE CONNECTION ANALYSIS

Interactive Intelligence ...

1. A method for communication analysis routines for identifying an answering device, associated with a remote contact, in
a telecommunications system, wherein the system comprises an outbound communication application in a contact center system
environment which communicates over a network to the answering device, the method comprising the steps of:
a. placing an outbound communication, by the outbound communication application, to the remote contact;
b. receiving a signaling indication on a network adaptor from the remote contact and performing signaling analysis on the
signaling indication, wherein the signaling analysis comprises applying timing constraint logic to the signaling indication;

c. determining if there is a timing disposition result whereas if there is a timing disposition result, continuing on to step
(d), otherwise, beginning the process from step (b);

d. determining if media analysis is required, wherein if media analysis is required, performing the media analysis, and if
media analysis is not required, proceeding to step (e);

e. receiving a disposition result and providing data on timing inputs to the timing constraint logic, wherein the data is
applied by an analysis component to improve the timing constraint logic through system learning; and

f. declaring the disposition result.

US Pat. No. 9,663,983

FRAMELESS SUPPLEMENTAL WINDOW FOR FENESTRATION INCORPORATING INFILTRATION BLOCKERS

WexEnergy LLC, Rochester...

1. A supplemental window apparatus for a window having a first window element, a second window element, and a sealing interface
located between the first window element and the second window element, the supplemental window apparatus comprising:
a substantially non porous sheet material;
a spacer coupled to the sheet material and an attachment mechanism operative to attach the supplemental window apparatus to
a window pane of the window with the sheet material positioned substantially parallel to the window pane, wherein the spacer
and the attachment mechanism determine a distance between the window pane and the sheet material when the supplemental window
apparatus is attached to the window pane;

a plurality of infiltration blockers each configured to contact the sheet material and at least one of the first window element
holding the window pane or the second window element to substantially enclose an interior side of the first window element
holding the window pane when the supplemental window apparatus is installed on the window; and

a corner brace positioned in a corner of the supplemental window apparatus created by an intersection of two adjacent infiltration
blockers of the plurality of infiltration blockers, the corner brace operative to aid in substantially blocking air movement
between an exterior side and an interior side of the infiltration blockers in the corner of the supplemental window apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,663,261

OPTIMIZATION OF PRINT LAYOUT, ESTIMATION OF PAPERBOARD REQUIREMENTS AND VENDOR SELECTION BASED ON BOX ORDERS AND PRINTING MACHINE AVAILABILITY

Honeywell Limited, Missi...

1. A method of optimizing production of packaging comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a source of a sheet of packaging material, which comprises a sheet of paperboard or box board with a defined
fiber direction, that includes generating a packaging material requirements specification and selecting a packaging material
vendor;

(b) providing a printer having a printer plate that is configured to transfer images to the sheet of packaging material to
yield a printed sheet with a predetermined box print layout arrangement;

(c) providing a cutting system that converts the printed sheet into individual pieces of packaging material;
(d) providing a packaging system that folds the individual pieces of packaging material, which are made in step (c), to construct
individual boxes wherein the individual pieces of packaging material has a length with a direction that is parallel to the
fiber direction so that the boxes that are constructed have grain directions that are parallel to the fiber direction;

(e) aggregating customer orders subject to the constraints of order delivery timing and packaging material properties requirements;
and

(f) generating a printed sheet with a predetermined box print layout arrangement that minimizes packaging material wastage
by nesting multiple customer orders into a single production run wherein the predetermined box print layout arrangement contains
an arrangement of a plurality of box patterns and wherein the arrangement defines exterior un-utilized regions and interior
un-utilized regions and the arrangement minimizes the area of the interior un-utilized regions wherein the predetermined box
print layout arrangement is optimized by sequential optimization based on the design or type of boxes produced wherein the
boxes are sequentially allocated in the predetermined box print layout arrangement first with boxes having up and down settings,
second with boxes having normal settings and third with boxes having square settings.

US Pat. No. 9,662,069

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND DEVICES HAVING STRETCHABLE INTEGRATED CIRCUITRY FOR SENSING AND DELIVERING THERAPY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal sensor tape for monitoring vital signs, the tape comprising:
a conformal substrate;
an integrated circuit mounted on the conformal substrate;
an inductive transmitter coil mounted on the conformal substrate and coupled to the integrated circuit;
a positive electrode coupled to the integrated circuit; and
a negative electrode coupled to the integrated circuit;
wherein electrical signals received by the positive electrode and the negative electrode are transferred to the integrated
circuit, and the integrated circuit induces an RF signal in the inductive transmitter coil.

US Pat. No. 9,668,370

DOOR OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Getac Technology Corporat...

1. A door of an electronic device, adapted to cover an opening of the electronic device, with the opening having therein at
least one engaging recess, the door comprising:
a door body for covering the opening, with the door body having a press margin, wherein the press margin has at least one
through hole and at least one engaging portion protruding and engaged with the at least one engaging recess;

a connection body having a bend portion, with the bend portion connected to the door body, and the connection body fixed to
the electronic device; and

a soft body coupled to an inner side of the door body and forming a water-resistant portion, with the water-resistant portion
attached to the electronic device and corresponding in position to the opening, thereby rendering the door water-resistant,

wherein, as soon as the press margin partially exposed from the opening is pressed, the at least one engaging portion gets
movably restrained by the door body and thereby exits the at least one engaging recess so that the door gets opened.

US Pat. No. 9,667,484

DELAYED INCREMENTAL AND ADAPTIVE PROVISIONING OF WIRELESS SERVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:
activating, by a device of a wireless service provider in a wireless network, a service element for servicing a first user
of a wireless device;

determining, by the device, that the service element is in-network of the wireless network;
determining, by the device and based on determining that the service element is in-network, a current license count on the
service element;

provisioning, by the device, the service element for the first user based on determining that the current license count on
the service element is below a threshold count level; and

forming, by the device and in a database, a record containing a subscriber identification (ID) associated with a wireless
ID,

the wireless ID being associated with information identifying one or more service elements for providing a wireless service
to which the first user is subscribed,

the one or more service elements including the service element, and
each of the one or more service elements being identified as in-network or out-of-network.

US Pat. No. 9,667,401

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting Acknowledgement/Negative Acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information in a wireless communication system,
the method performed by a User Equipment (UE) configured to use a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) format 3 and comprising:
configuring a PUCCH format 3 for a transmission of the ACK/NACK information; and
transmitting the ACK/NACK information for downlink transmission in a downlink subframe set including M downlink subframes
in one uplink subframe, wherein M>1,

wherein a plurality of serving cells are configured for the UE and include one Primary Cell (PCell) and at least one Secondary
Cell (SCell),

wherein the UE transmits the ACK/NACK information using a PUCCH format 1b when a specific condition is met,
wherein the UE transmits the ACK/NACK information using the PUCCH format 3 when the specific condition is not met,
wherein the specific condition comprises a first condition in case the ACK/NACK information corresponds to one Physical Downlink
Shared Channel (PDSCH) without a corresponding Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) received only on the PCell in the
downlink subframe set, and

wherein the specific condition further comprises a second condition in case the ACK/NACK information corresponds to one PDSCH
indicated by detection of a corresponding PDCCH having a Downlink Assignment Index (DAI) value of 1 or a third condition in
case a Semi-Persistent Scheduling (SPS) release PDCCH has a DAI value of 1.

US Pat. No. 9,667,347

OPTICAL TRANSMITTER, OPTICAL RECEIVER, METHOD OF COMPENSATING NON-LINEAR DISTORTION, AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An optical transmitter comprising:
a digital signal processor (DSP) configured to:
perform a predetermined non-linear distortion calculation on a combination of possible amplitude components of a transmission
signal, the possible amplitude components being caused being changed depending on a multivalued level and non-linear effect
of the transmission signal;

subtract the resultant non-linear distortion calculation from the transmission signal to preliminarily compensate the non-linear
distortion of the transmission signal;

re-map a transmission signal with a first multivalued level to a transmission signal with a second multivalued level lower
than the first multivalued level;

apply the re-mapped transmission signal with the second multivalued level into the predetermined non-linear distortion calculation;
a digital-analog converter (DAC) configured to convert the signal with the first multivalued level compensated the non-linear
distortion as a digital signal by the DSP into a analog signal; and

an output port configured to output the analog signal converted by the DAC.

US Pat. No. 9,667,178

VARIABLE FREQUENCY SPEED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A variable frequency speed control system having a Low Voltage Ride Through (LVRT) function which comprises a variable
frequency drive (VFD) having a rectifier, a DC bus and an inverter, wherein the rectifier converts a grid voltage to a DC
bus voltage, the inverter converts the DC bus voltage to a three phase AC signal by the DC bus, the variable frequency speed
control system further comprising:
a voltage drop detecting module electrically coupled to a grid, for sampling the grid voltage, generating a voltage drop coefficient
according to the sampled grid voltage and a rated grid voltage, and generating a corresponding operation mode switching signal
according to the voltage drop coefficient;

a bus voltage detecting module electrically coupled to the DC bus, for sampling the DC bus voltage;
a current detecting module electrically coupled to the inverter, for sampling a three phase current signal of the three phase
AC signal outputted from the inverter;

an active current decomposing module coupling with the current detecting module, for retrieving a load active current component
of the inverter from the three phase current signal sampled by the current detecting module to generate a load active current
component;

a power reduction control module coupling with the voltage drop detecting module, for receiving the voltage drop coefficient
from the voltage drop detecting module and the load active current component from the active current decomposing module to
generate a first frequency decreasing amount;

renewable power control module coupling with the bus voltage detecting module and the active current decomposing module, for
receiving the DC bus voltage from the bus voltage detecting module, a maintaining command voltage and the load active current
component from the active current decomposing module to generate a second frequency decreasing amount;

a frequency control module for generating target frequency signal according to a given frequency control signal;
an operation mode selecting module coupling with the power reduction control module, the renewable power control module and
the frequency control module, for receiving the target frequency signal, the first frequency decreasing amount and the second
frequency decreasing amount to generate an output frequency signal according to the operation mode switching signal; and

an inverter control module for generating a three phase modulating signal according to the output frequency signal, which
is used to control the operation of inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,666,818

TANDEM-TYPE ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION ELEMENT AND SOLAR BATTERY

KONICA MINOLTA HOLDINGS, ...

1. A tandem-type organic photoelectric conversion element comprising at least a first electrode, a second electrode and a
plurality of bulk hetero junction layers each containing an n-type semiconductor material and a p-type semiconductor material,
wherein, the plurality of bulk hetero junction layers contains a first bulk hetero junction layer and a second bulk hetero
junction layer, provided, that the second bulk hetero junction layer absorbs a light of longer wavelength than the first bulk
hetero junction layer, and that a LUMO level in a film state of the n-type semiconductor material of the first bulk hetero
junction layer (LUMO(n1)) and a LUMO level in a film state of the n-type semiconductor material of the second bulk hetero
junction layer (LUMO(n2)) satisfy Expression (1):

0.4 eV?LUMO(n1)?LUMO(n2)?0.1 eV,  Expression (1)

wherein, the n-type semiconductor material contained in the first bulk hetero junction layer and the second bulk hetero junction
layer is a compound having fullerene C60 as a parent fullerene compound,

wherein the LUMP level in a film state of the n-type semiconductor material of the first bulk hetero junction layer (LUMO(n1))
satisfies Expression (3):

?4.0 eV?LUMO(n1)??4.2 eV,  Expression (3)

and
wherein the n-type semiconductor material contained in the second bulk hetero junction layer has a band gap of 1.5 to 1.0
eV.

US Pat. No. 9,666,699

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING FIELD PLATE DISPOSED ON ISOLATION FEATURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

16. A method for forming a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a substrate;
forming a buried oxide layer on the substrate;
forming a semiconductor layer on the buried oxide layer, wherein the semiconductor layer has a first conduction type;
forming a first well doped region in the semiconductor layer, wherein the first well doped region has the first conduction
type;

forming a second well doped region and a third well doped region close to opposite sides of the first well doped region, wherein
the second well doped region and the third well doped region are respectively separated from the first well doped region by
a first distance and a second distance, wherein the second well doped region and the third well doped region have a second
conduction type opposite to the first conduction type;

forming an isolation feature covering the first well doped region and the third well doped region;
forming a poly field plate on the isolation feature and over the semiconductor layer between the first well doped region and
the third well doped region, wherein the poly field plate has the first conduction type or the second conduction type;

forming a first anode doped region on the second well doped region, wherein the first anode doped region has the second conduction
type;

forming a second anode doped region on the second well doped region, wherein the second anode doped region has the first conduction
type;

forming a third anode doped region on the second well doped region, wherein the third anode doped region has the first conduction
type, wherein the second anode doped region is formed directly on the third anode doped region; and

forming a first cathode doped region coupled to the third well doped region, wherein the first cathode doped region has the
second conduction type.

US Pat. No. 9,665,954

METHOD FOR RECONSTRUCTING PET IMAGE USING GPU PARALLEL COMPUTING

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A method for reconstructing a PET image using graphics processing unit (GPU) parallel computing, the PET image comprising
a plurality of voxels, each voxel of the plurality of voxels comprising a plurality of particles, the method comprising:
1) sampling the plurality of particles of each voxel using a linear sampling method according to a probability range of a
voxel value, and obtaining an intensity value of each particle;

2) calculating a prior intensity value of each voxel using an FBP method according to coincidence counting vectors acquired
from sampling, and calculating a weight value of each particle corresponding to the intensity value of each particle and estimation
algorithm of the weight value of each particle according to the prior intensity value of the voxel and the intensity value
of each particle;

3) resampling the intensity value and the weight value of each particle, and obtaining the resampled intensity value of each
particle and the resampled weight value of each particle;

4) repeating 2), using the resampled intensity value of each particle as the intensity value of each particle in 2), repeating
2) and 3) until the resampled intensity value of each particle is converged to a certain value, and defining the resampled
intensity value of each particle and the corresponding resampled weight value thereof as a true intensity value of each particle
and a true weight value of each particle; and

5) calculating the voxel value according to the true intensity value of each particle and the true weight value of each particle;wherein:
the GPU parallel computing comprises:
a) in a multiplication or division operation between a vector and a scalar, each element of the vector is mapped into kernels
to execute the multiplication or division operation between the element of the vector and the scalar in each kernel, where
a number of the kernels is equivalent to a dimension number of the vector;

b) in a multiplication operation between a matrix and a vector, each element of the vector and each element of the matrix
are mapped into kernels to execute the multiplication operation between the element of the matrix and the corresponding element
of the vector, where a number of the kernels is equivalent to a dimension number of the matrix, and elements of a same row
of a resulting matrix are added;

c) in a multiplication or division operation between a matrix and a scalar, each element of the matrix is mapped into kernels
to execute the multiplication or division operation between each element of the matrix and the scalar in each kernel, where
a number of the kernels is equivalent to a dimension number of the matrix; and

d) in calculation of other equations, each kernel calculates one equation with different variable values, respectively;
2) requires setting a state-space model of the PET image according to the following equation:

where D represents an m×n system matrix, y represents an m-dimensional coincidence counting vector obtained from sampling,
x represents an n-dimensional intensity distribution vector of the PET image and each element of x corresponds to the voxel
value of each voxel, e represents a measurement noise, xt+1 represents an intensity distribution vector of the PET image of a (t+1)th frame, xt represents an intensity distribution vector of the PET image of a tth frame, A represents a state matrix, m is a dimension of the coincidence counting vector, and n is a number of voxels of the
PET image;

the estimation algorithm of the weight value of each particle in 2) adopts the following equations:

where x[j] is the prior intensity value of a jth voxel of the PET image, y[i] is an ith coincidence counting of the coincidence counting vector, D(i,j) is an element value at an ith row and a jth column of a system matrix, x(k)[j] is the intensity value of a kth particle of a jth voxel of the PET image, w(k)[j] is a weight value of the kth particle of the jth voxel corresponding to x(k)[j], and i, j, and k are natural numbers, 1?i?m, 1?j?n, 1?k?s;

in 5) the voxel value of each voxel is calculated according to the following equation:

where x*(k)[j] is the true intensity value of a kth particle of a jth voxel of the PET image and represents a voxel matrix, w*(k)[j] is the true weight value of the kth particle of the jth voxel corresponding to x*(k)[j] and represents a scalar, and x*[j] is the voxel value of the jt voxel of the PET image;

1), 3), and 4) are performed by using d) of the GPU parallel computing;
2) is performed by using a), b), and c) of the GPU parallel computing; and
5) is performed by using c) of the GPU parallel computing.

US Pat. No. 9,664,484

BROADHEAD

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. A broadhead arrowhead, comprising:
a broadhead body adapted to attach to an arrow shaft, the broadhead body having a forward end and having a shaft portion,
the shaft portion defining a longitudinal axis;

a blade assembly slidably mounted on the shaft portion, including at least one blade pivotally operable between a closed position
and an open position;

a deployment slider arranged on the broadhead body forward of the blade assembly, the deployment slider having a slider body
and at least one laterally extending impact arm, with the impact arm engagable with the at least one blade to retain the blade
in a closed position;

wherein after the initial impact, the slider body and the blade assembly move rearward relative to the shaft portion whereupon
during the rearward movement the at least one blade is forced to rotate outward to a deployed position.

US Pat. No. 9,664,152

INDUCTION ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM FOR A SUPERCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLY FOR THE SAME

CALLAWAY CARS, INC., Old...

1. An induction assembly for a supercharged internal combustion engine of a vehicle, said induction assembly comprising:
a monolithic unitary housing member;
said monolithic housing member bounding a bounded super charger rotor portal, a super charger access portal, a first central
intercooler portal, and opposed second and third intercooler portals;

said monolithic housing member forming a bounded air distribution plenum in a flow communication from said super charger rotor
portal through said super charger access portal into said first central intercooler portal and to each said second and third
intercooler portal;

a super charger having a rotor assembly operative to produce a pressurized air through said super charger access portal;
a first central intercooler assembly in said air distribution plenum receiving said pressurized air and passing a first cooled
air to said air distribution plenum;

said air distribution plenum splitting and passing said first cooled air to a second side intercooler assembly and an opposed
third side intercooler assembly;

said second and said third side intercooler assemblies passing a second cooled air to opposed air inlet members external to
said monolithic unitary housing member;

a central air guidance rib projecting inwardly along an airflow pathway from an inner surface of said monolithic housing member
and toward said first central intercooler assembly operative to split a laminar airflow toward respective said second and
said third side intercooler assemblies; and

a plurality of lateral air guidance ribs projecting inwardly along said airflow pathway, and perpendicular to said central
air guidance rib, being operative for guiding a laminar airflow from said first central intercooler to respective said second
and third side intercooler assemblies.

US Pat. No. 9,662,707

PISTON CASTING METHOD AND PISTON CASTING DEVICE

Honda Foundry Co., Ltd., ...

2. A piston casting device for casting a piston comprising a columnar ring land part having a top wall, a pair of skirt parts
extending downward from opposite end parts, in a diameter direction, of the ring land part, a pair of side wall parts extending
from a lower face of the ring land part and linking opposite ends of the two skirt parts to each other, and a pair of pin
boss parts formed on these side wall parts, a pair of cutout recess parts being provided in the lower face of the ring land
part, an outside face of the side wall part facing the cutout recess parts, and an inside face in a radially outward direction
of the cutout recess part being inclined in a direction away from a central axis of the piston in going downward,
wherein the piston casting device comprises a pair of main molds that open and close along a path in a transverse direction
orthogonal to the central axis of the piston in order to form an outer peripheral face of the piston, a guide member having
a pair of guide faces that are inclined in a direction away from the central axis of the piston in going downward, a pair
of core support bodies having in upper parts a pair of side cores forming the pair of cutout recess parts, and a core raising
and lowering device that makes the core support bodies ascend and descend along the pair of guide faces between a set position
of the side core where the cutout recess part is to be formed and a mold release position where the side core is released
from the cutout recess part, and the core raising and lowering device is arranged so that, when the core support body is made
to descend from the set position to the mold release position, the core support body is tilted in a direction in which an
upper end of the side core approaches the central axis of the piston.

US Pat. No. 9,663,978

ROTATING LATCH LOCK

FLEXNGATE AUTOMOTIVE IBER...

1. A rotating latch lock, the lock comprising a latch rotating between at least one closed position suitable for retaining
a closing anchor, and another open position which releases the anchor, stressed by a first spring in the release direction,
and a pawl also rotating between a locked position, in which the pawl retains the latch in the closed position, and another
release position, in which the pawl does not interfere with the rotation of the latch, the pawl being subjected to action
of a second spring which pushes the pawl to the closed position, the lock further comprising transmission means for moving
a movable arm in a direction transmitting a movement to the pawl from the closed position to the release position, the movable
arm being linked with the pawl such that the angular position of the movable arm acts as a stop for stopping the rotation
of the pawl towards the locked position, wherein the movable arm of the pawl comprises a flange the distal end of which is
supported on a smooth surface of the latch adjacent to an edge of the latch, temporarily bending the flange when the latch
is in the closed position retained by the pawl, and wherein a length of the flange is such that a distal end of the flange
slides on the smooth surface of the latch when the movable arm is moved to push the pawl to the release position, and is released
from the latch, so that the flange automatically recovers a stable form, being supported against the edge of the latch and
preventing return of the movable arm and therefore of the pawl to the closed position as a result of the second spring.
US Pat. No. 9,663,800

ALKANE EXPORTER AND ITS USE

Nanyang Technological Uni...

1. A recombinant Saccharomyces cerevisiae cell expressing a heterologous ATP binding cassette 2 (ABC2) polypeptide having the amino acid sequence set forth in SEQ ID
NO:4, wherein the ABC2 polypeptide is capable of exporting C10-C11 alkanes.
US Pat. No. 9,663,557

SIGNAL PEPTIDE FUSION PARTNERS FACILITATING LISTERIAL EXPRESSION OF ANTIGENIC SEQUENCES AND METHODS OF PREPARATION AND USE THEREOF

ADURO BIOTECH, INC., Ber...

1. A polynucleotide comprising:
(a) a promoter; and
(b) a nucleic acid operably linked to the promoter, wherein the nucleic acid encodes a fusion protein comprising:
a polypeptide derived by recombinant modification of a Listerial ActA protein sequence, the Listerial ActA protein sequence
in its unmodified form comprising a signal sequence and one or more PEST motifs, the modification comprising removal of each
of the PEST motifs by deletion or substitution by one or more residues such that the polypeptide lacks any PEST motif; and

a non-Listerial antigen.

US Pat. No. 9,667,815

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An information processing system comprising:
a plurality of first information processing devices; and
a second information processing device that is connected to the plurality of the first information processing devices through
a first network,

wherein each of the plurality of first information processing devices includes
a first registration unit configured to store, in a first storage unit, an identifier of a terminal and destination information
of the terminal while associating the identifier with the destination information, the identifier and the destination information
being transmitted from the terminal that is connected to the first information processing device through the network;

a receiver configured to receive, from the terminal, information including data identification information of data stored
in the terminal, the identifier of the terminal, and user identification information of a user of the terminal;

a second storage unit configured to store the information received by the receiver;
a second registration unit configured to store, in the second information processing device, the user identification information
received by the receiver and first information processing device identification information of the first information processing
device, while associating the user identification information with the first information processing device identification
information;

a retrieval unit configured to retrieve, in response to a request from a data retrieval device, the information including
the user identification information of the user from the second storage unit of the first information processing device corresponding
to the first information processing device identification information that is stored in the second information processing
device while associated with the user identification information of the user of the data retrieval device; and

a transmitter configured to transmit, for each of the retrieved information, the destination information stored in the first
storage unit, the destination information being associated with the identifier included in the information, and the data identification
information included in the information to the data retrieval device, and

wherein the data retrieval device is configured to retrieve the data based on the destination information.

US Pat. No. 9,665,945

TECHNIQUES FOR IMAGE SEGMENTATION

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for segmenting an image, comprising:
receiving image data of an image including a background and a face of a person in a foreground, the image data including data
representative of a plurality of pixels of the image and a positioning result of a plurality of exterior contour points of
the face;

determining a respective a priori probability of a foreground pixel appearing per pixel of the plurality of pixels, according
to the positioning result of the plurality of exterior contour points of the face and a sex characteristic of the face;

selecting foreground pixels and background pixels of the plurality of pixels, according to the a priori probabilities, a foreground
probability threshold, and a background probability threshold;

determining a first color likelihood probability of the foreground and a second color likelihood probability of the background,
according to color feature vectors of the selected foreground pixels and the selected background pixels;

determining a first a posteriori probability of at least part of the foreground and a second a posteriori probability of at
least part of the background, according to the a priori probabilities, the first color likelihood probability and the second
color likelihood probability; and

performing segmentation on the plurality of pixels, according to the first a posteriori probability and the second a posteriori
probability.

US Pat. No. 9,664,473

HANDLE FOR MANIPULATING FIREARM ROD

Battenfeld Technologies, ...

1. A handle for use with a firearm rod, the firearm rod including opposite front and rear ends and a length extending between
the front and rear ends, the handle comprising:
a body including a front end, a rear end, and a firearm rod passage sized and shaped to receive the firearm rod, the firearm
rod passage having an open front end, an open rear end, and a passage axis extending therebetween along which the firearm
rod extends when received in the firearm rod passage, and

a releasable securing device supported by the body for releasably securing the body on the firearm rod when the firearm rod
is received in the firearm rod passage, the releasable securing device including an actuator having a securing position in
which the releasable securing device releasably secures the body to the firearm rod, and the actuator having a non-securing
position in which the releasable securing device permits movement of the body with respect to the firearm rod along the length
of the firearm rod when the firearm rod is received in the firearm rod passage;

wherein the actuator is supported by the body to have a travel path with respect to the body between the securing position
and the non-securing position, the actuator being configured to move along the travel path from one of the securing and non-securing
positions to the other of the securing and non-securing positions in response to a pressing force applied by a user to the
actuator in a direction of travel along the travel path, the releasable securing mechanism being configured to secure to the
firearm rod at an infinite number of locations along the length of the firearm rod when the actuator is in the securing position
for releasably securing the body on the firearm rod.

US Pat. No. 9,662,982

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN INSTRUMENT PANEL SUPPORT

Benteler Automobiltechnik...

1. An instrument panel support for receiving a head-up display, comprising:
an elongated main body extending in the transverse direction of a motor vehicle,
said elongated main body having a two opposing end fastening points for coupling to said motor vehicle body,
at least two arms each having an upper surface and attached to said main elongated body,
wherein each of said at least two arms includes at least one stamped receiving surface surrounded by said upper surface made
as one-piece and same material as said at least two arms,

wherein each of said at least one receiving surface is configured to be offset parallel or at an angle relative to said surrounded
upper surface of the arm and held in place with a plurality of webs,

wherein the at least one stamped receiving surface has a tolerance of less than or equal to plus/minus 0.25 mm relative to
the fastening point in the motor vehicle vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,662,572

SEAMLESS CONTINUATION OF ENTERTAINMENT CONTENT

Le Technology, Inc., San...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium configured to store instructions and data that when executed by one or more processors
on a first mobile computing device, causes the first mobile computing device to perform the following operations, comprising:
providing a first client-entertainment module of the first mobile-computing device configured to
1) monitor and capture a current context and data of an entertainment application selected from the group consisting of
i) a game application,
ii) a video-watching application, and
iii) a music-playing application, that a user of the first mobile-computing device is actively using,
2) store the current context and data in one or more memories as stored current context and data, and then
3) periodically push the stored current context and data to transfer the stored current context and data from the first mobile-computing
device to a second computing device so that the user picks up approximately where the user left off in the entertainment application
after the user launches the entertainment application on the second computing device; and

providing a first client-entertainment profile associated with the first client-entertainment module,
wherein the first client-entertainment module is configured to cooperate with components of the first mobile-computing device
including

the one or more processors to execute instructions,
the one or more memories to store the current context and data of the entertainment application,
one or more data input components to receive data input from the user of the first mobile-computing device,
a communications interface configured to establish a communications link for communications with other computing devices,
including the second computing device, external to the first mobile-computing device,

a display screen to display at least a portion of entertainment content of the entertainment application, and
a battery to provide battery power to the first mobile-computing device,
wherein when a portion of the first client-entertainment module is implemented in software, then the software is stored in
the one or more memories and executed by the one or more processors,

wherein the first client-entertainment module is configured to cooperate with second computing device selected from the group
consisting of

i) a server-entertainment module on a server computer,
ii) a second client-entertainment module on the second computing device,
iii) a third client-entertainment module on a non-mobile computing device, and
iv) any combination of i), ii) and iii) to provide a seamless continuation of the entertainment content at approximately a
same point in time in the entertainment content of the entertainment application after the user launches the entertainment
application on the second computing device,

wherein the first client-entertainment profile is configured to store stateful information of the user including use of the
entertainment application by the user, and

wherein the first client-entertainment module is configured, via the communications interface, to periodically communicate
with the server entertainment module in a wide area network (“WAN”) to update a server entertainment profile associated with
the server entertainment module in accordance with the first client-entertainment profile, thereby enabling a server-based
update to a second client-entertainment profile associated with the second client-entertainment module in accordance with
the server entertainment profile for the user to pick up approximately where the user left off in the entertainment application
after the user launches the entertainment application on the second computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,667,022

DISTRIBUTED LASER POWER ARCHITECTURE FOR LASER DIODE ARRAYS

nLIGHT, Inc., Vancouver,...

1. A fiber laser processing system, comprising:
a remote power supply;
a plurality of laser diode drivers coupled to the remote power supply, each of the laser diode drivers including a switching
power supply;

at least one laser diode array coupled to each of the laser diode drivers so as to receive a drive current from the respective
switching power supply; and

a controller coupled to each of the laser diode drivers so as to select at least one of a drive current magnitude, a drive
current duration, and a drive current frequency to be provided by the respective switching power supply, wherein at least
one of the drive current magnitudes, the drive current durations, and the drive current frequencies is independently selectable,
wherein each of the plurality of laser diode drivers further comprises:

a sense resistor coupled to the switching power supply and to a first laser diode driver output; and
a voltage controller coupled to a second laser diode driver output, wherein the first and second laser diode driver outputs
are coupled to provide a laser diode drive current such that the sense resistor is in series with the laser diode drive current.

US Pat. No. 9,666,973

SELF-LOCKING CONNECTOR COUPLING

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A connector coupling, comprising:
a connector body, said connector body having ratchet teeth and defining a longitudinal axis;
an inner sleeve receiving said connector body;
at least one self-locking pawl pivotably coupled to said inner sleeve, said at least one self-locking pawl being configured
to toggle between first and second positions in engagement with said ratchet teeth of said connector body;

an outer sleeve surrounding said inner sleeve, said inner and outer sleeves being rotatable together in opposite mating and
unmating directions with respect to said longitudinal axis of said connector body; and

at least one spring member attached to an inner surface of said outer sleeve, said at least one spring member being configured
to bias said at least one self-locking pawl,

wherein when said at least one self-locking pawl is in said first position engaging said ratchet teeth, said inner and outer
sleeves are rotatable together in said mating direction only and prevented from rotating in said unmating direction and when
said at least one self-locking pawl is in said second position engaging said ratchet teeth, said inner and outer sleeves are
rotatable together in said unmating direction only and prevented from rotating in said mating direction.

US Pat. No. 9,663,986

SPRING COUNTERBALANCE APPARATUS AND METHOD

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

10. A shade system comprising:
a head rail;
a shade connected to the head rail;
a bottom bar connected to the shade;
a drive shaft positioned in the head rail;
the drive shaft having an axis of rotation;
an electrically powered motor positioned in the head rail;
the electrically powered motor operatively connected to the drive shaft such that operation of the electrically powered motor
causes

rotation of the drive shaft;
a first spring system positioned in the head rail;
the first spring system having a spring drive spool and a standard wound spring having a first end and a second end, the first
end of the standard wound spring connected to the spring drive spool of the first spring system;

a second spring system positioned in the head rail;
the second spring system having a spring drive spool and a reverse wound spring having a first end and a second end, the first
end of the reverse wound spring connected to the spring drive spool of the second spring system;

wherein the shade is movable between an open position and a closed position;
wherein when the shade moves between the open position and the closed position; the weight of the shade produces a dynamic
weight profile because as the shade is lowered an increasing amount of the shade hangs from the headrail;

wherein in combination the standard wound spring of the first spring system and the reverse wound spring of the second spring
system produce a dynamic counterbalance torque profile as the shade moves between the open position and the closed position;

wherein when the shade moves between the open position and the closed position the dynamic counterbalance torque profile produced
by the standard wound spring of the first spring system and the reverse wound spring of the second spring system closely approximate
the dynamic weight profile of the shade thereby facilitating manual movement as well as motorized movement.