US Pat. No. 9,642,181

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION WITH ADDITIONAL WAKE-UP OPPORTUNITIES

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A method of discontinuous reception (DRX) for a mobile terminal being in communication with a base station in a mobile
communication system, the method comprising:
configuring a short discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and a DRX short cycle timer according to a first configuration that
defines the short DRX cycle, and a long DRX cycle according to a second configuration that defines the long DRX cycle,

in response to receiving, from the base station, a first DRX command MAC (Medium Access Control) control element, starting
the DRX short cycle timer and starting using the short DRX cycle, and starting using the long DRX cycle after the DRX short
cycle timer expires, and

in response to receiving, from the base station, a second DRX command MAC control element, which is different from the first
DRX MAC control element and includes an indication of the long DRX cycle, stopping the DRX short cycle timer and starting
using the long DRX cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,639,667

PERFORMING DATA ANALYSIS ON CLINICAL DATA

ALBANY MEDICAL COLLEGE, ...

1. A method, comprising:
displaying, via a graphical user interface (GUI), to a medical professional underlying test data for a specific population
type and providing access thereto;

altering, via the GUI, by the medical professional one or more data from the underlying test data based on experience and/or
knowledge of the medical professional, wherein the altering comprises an exclusion input to exclude test data for one or more
subjects from the underlying test data;

providing, via the GUI, a reference interval range determined after the altering by the medical professional; and
making, by the medical professional, a health or medical related decision or assessment using the determined reference interval
range and the experience and/or knowledge of the medical professional.

US Pat. No. 9,642,170

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING A SIGNAL IN A RESERVED TIME INTERVAL WITH CSMA/CA SCHEME IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a signal by a first node in a wireless communication system, comprising:
receiving, by the first node from a second node, a connection request message requesting a connection to second reception
node;

receiving, by the first node from the second node, a data transmitted to the second reception node,
wherein the data includes first neighbor node information of a second reception node;
if the first neighbor node information does not indicate the first node as a neighbor node of the second reception node, performing,
by the first node, a connection establishment with a first reception node for a reserved transmission; and

transmitting, by the first node, data to the first reception node within a time interval reserved by the second node for transmitting
the data to the second reception node.

US Pat. No. 9,642,128

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a first user equipment (UE), broadcast information from a base station (BS), wherein the broadcast information
includes at least one hash parameter and a second identifier (ID) of a second UE;

generating, by the first UE, a first discovery ID by applying the at least one hash parameter to a first ID of the first UE,
wherein a bit length of the first discovery ID is shorter than a bit length of the first ID of the first UE;

configuring, by the first UE, a first part of the first discovery ID to indicate at least one first resource region and configuring
a second part of the first discovery ID for inclusion in a first beacon signal; and

transmitting, by the first UE, the first beacon signal via the at least one first resource region to perform the D2D communication
with the second UE.

US Pat. No. 9,642,221

USER INTERFACE USING SOUNDS TO CONTROL A LIGHTING SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A user interface for providing an output signal, said output signal adapted to control an apparatus, said user interface
comprising:
an audio processor configured to determine a variation in a first characteristic of an audio signal that is received from
an acoustic sensor, wherein said audio signal is representative of a non-linguistic acoustic input produced by a user and
wherein the variation is within a portion of a substantially continuous range of values of the first characteristic; and

a controller configured to generate the output signal wherein the output signal is varied within substantially continuous
range of values of the output signal for controlling the apparatus, and wherein the variation in the output signal is proportionally
to the variation in the first characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,638,397

LIGHTING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EMITTING LIGHT HAVING DIFFERENT COLOR TEMPERATURES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for reducing discomfort glare, comprising:
providing a first portion of light radiation in a first incident angle range; and
providing a second portion of light radiation in a second incident angle range, consecutive to the first incident angle range,
wherein the first incident angle range is greater than the second incident angle range, measured from a central axis of a
light source, of a lighting device, emitting at least the second portion of light radiation, and, at a given moment, the average
correlated color temperature of the first incident angle range is equal to or below 3500K outside of the lighting device and
is visible to a first person viewing the device, and, at the given moment, the average correlated color temperature of the
second incident angle range is within a range from 4000K to 6500K or from 4500K to 7000K outside of the lighting device and
is visible to a second person viewing the device.

US Pat. No. 9,642,288

CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CONTROL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A control device for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a first circuit mount including electrical components that are electrically conductively connected to one another; and a second
circuit mount including electrical components that are electrically conductively connected to one another, wherein the first
circuit mount and the second circuit mount are electrically conductively connected to one another, wherein the second circuit
mount is thermally conductively and fixedly connected to a fluid-tight thermally conductive mount element, wherein the first
circuit mount has a recess with a through hole extending completely through the first circuit mount, the second circuit mount
being arranged in the recess, and wherein the mount element (i) is arranged in the recess, (ii) has a better thermal conductivity
than the first circuit mount, (iii) is configured to be thermally conductively connected to a heat sink, and (iv) is laminated
into an inner edge region of the first circuit mount in a fluid-tight manner.

US Pat. No. 9,642,278

TERMINAL DEVICE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A terminal device, comprising:
a terminal to which a signal line is to be connected;
a printed wiring board electrically connected to the terminal; and
a device housing configured to accommodate the printed wiring board therein,
wherein the terminal includes a terminal plate made of a metallic material and a terminal screw,
the terminal plate is attached to the device housing and includes a substantially flat plate-shaped main portion having a
screw hole, the terminal plate further including a first leg and a second leg respectively and directly protruding from two
opposite sides of the main portion in a same direction normal to an attachment surface, the attachment surface being a surface
of the main portion attached to the device housing,

the first leg and the second leg directly extend from different ones of a left side and a right side of the substantially
flat plate-shaped main portion,

the first leg and the second leg each directly extend from the main portion in a perpendicular relationship with the attachment
surface of the main portion,

the first leg is longer than the second leg,
the device housing includes an outer wall which has a first attachment hole into which the first leg is inserted, a second
attachment hole into which the second leg is inserted, and a depressed portion into which the terminal screw is inserted through
the screw hole,

the printed wiring board is electrically connected to the first leg inserted into the first attachment hole,
the first leg includes a first interconnecting piece extending from the main portion, a connection piece, and a first removal-preventing
piece disposed between the first interconnecting piece and the connection piece, the first leg being electrically connected
to the printed wiring board through the connection piece,

the second leg includes a second interconnecting piece extending from the main portion and a second removal-preventing piece
connected to the second interconnecting piece,

the second leg does not include the connection piece,
the first removal-preventing piece and the second removal-preventing piece each have an arc shape that protrudes outward from
the main portion of the terminal plate,

outer portions of the arc shape of the first removal-preventing piece extend outward of peripheries of the first interconnecting
piece and the connection piece,

outer portions of the arc shape of the second removal-preventing piece extend outward of a periphery of the second interconnecting
piece,

the first removal-preventing piece and the second removal-preventing piece contact an inner surface of the outer wall of the
device housing to prevent the first and the second leg from being removed from the outer wall,

a center of the screw hole of the terminal plate is misaligned with respect to a straight line extending through a center
of the first leg and a center of the second leg when viewed in the same direction, and

the terminal plate does not have rotation symmetry about the center of the screw hole when viewed in the same direction.

US Pat. No. 9,642,160

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


wherein TX #N and TX #M respectively denote antenna ports N and M, IMPP denotes a PUCCH resource linked to a lowest Control Channel Element (CCE) index nCCE,P corresponding to a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) related with a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) in the
primary cell, IMPP+1 represents a PUCCH resource linked to nCCE,P+1,

wherein IMPS denotes a PUCCH resource linked to a lowest CCE index nCCE,S corresponding to a PDCCH related with a PDSCH in the secondary cell, IMPS+1 represents a PUCCH resource linked to nCCE,S+1, and

wherein EXP1, EXP2, EXP3 and EXP4 represent PUCCH resources configured by a higher layer.

US Pat. No. 9,638,979

LIGHT CONTROL FILM

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A light control film, comprising:
two transparent electroconductive substrates; and
a light control layer sandwiched between the two transparent electroconductive substrates,
wherein the light control layer contains a resin matrix and a light control suspension dispersed in the resin matrix as droplets
having light control performance, where the light control suspension comprises a liquid dispersing medium and light control
particles having a major axis and a minor axis dispersed in the liquid dispersing medium, where a concentration of the light
control suspension, measured by observing a cross section in a thickness direction of the light control film when trisecting
the light control layer into three equal thickness parts consisting of a vicinity region to each of the transparent electroconductive
substrates, and a middle region of the light control layer to observe the existence of droplets of the light control suspension
in each of the regions, in the vicinity region to each of the transparent electroconductive substrates is smaller than that
of the light control suspension in the middle region in the thickness direction of the light control layer, and the light
control particles are configured to have their major axes arranged in a direction parallel to an electric field when an electric
field is applied, whereby light radiated into the light control film penetrates through the light control film, wherein the
light control layer contains the resin matrix as an energy cured polymeric medium from each of both major surfaces, where
the polymeric medium has a first major surface adjacent one of the two transparent electroconductive substrates and a second
major surface adjacent another of the two transparent electroconductive substrates with the light control suspension dispersed
in the polymeric medium as droplets, so that for the resin matrix the concentration of the light control suspension in the
vicinity region to each of the transparent electroconductive substrates is smaller than that of the light control suspension
in the middle region in the thickness direction of the light control layer for color evenness and adhesion with the two transparent
electro-conductive substrates.

US Pat. No. 9,671,056

INSULATION

1. A vehicle exhaust system insulation assembly comprising:
a plate component with an outer edge;
at least one separate support connected to said plate component, said separate support having two legs and a base forming
a U-shaped clamping section, said plate component being arranged in said U-shaped clamping section, said separate support
having a fastening means fastening said separate support to said plate component, wherein said separate support has a recess
in one of said two legs, said outer edge of said plate component being arranged adjacent to said recess and a section of said
outer edge of said plate component is in contact with said base at an inside area of said U-shape clamping section in an installed
position, said base defining a portion of said recess;

a vehicle component outside;
a connection arranged between, and connecting, said outer edge, said support and said vehicle component outside, said connection
directly contacting said outer edge, said support and said vehicle component outside, said connection being a weld that directly
contacts said outer edge, said base of said U-shape clamping section and said vehicle component outside.

US Pat. No. 9,642,104

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR DOWNLINK DATA AND CONTROL COMMUNICATION

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. An integrated circuit for communication performed by a base station that can communicate with a user equipment on a plurality
of component carriers in a first system, the first system being different from a second system where another user equipment
can communicate on a single component carrier of the plurality of component carriers, the integrated circuit comprising:
generating circuitry, which, in operation, generates directive information, the directive information being necessary for
the user equipment to receive a PDCCH (Physical Downlink Control Channel) in a second component carrier that is to be added
to and is different from a first component carrier, the first component carrier being a component carrier in which synchronization
is performed by the user equipment, and the directive information including a downlink frequency bandwidth of the second component
carrier, a number of antennas for use in the second component carrier, and resources used to transmit a response signal in
the second component carrier responsive to an uplink data signal; and

transmitting circuitry, which, in operation, controls transmission of the directive information to the user equipment in the
first component carrier on a PDSCH (Physical Downlink Shared Channel) and transmission of the PDCCH to the user equipment
in the second component carrier that occurs after the transmission of the directive information.

US Pat. No. 9,642,270

RAIL SEAL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:
a frame structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected vertical support posts and horizontal cross members;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed
space for electronic equipment, the one or more panels at least including a side panel disposed at a side of the enclosed
space;

at least one separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the
frame structure; and

a rail seal including a flat panel portion and a deflectable portion disposed along an edge of the flat panel portion, the
rail seal being attached to the at least one separate mounting rail such that a flat surface of the flat panel portion is
disposed against a flat mounting surface of the at least one separate mounting rail;

wherein the flat panel portion of the rail seal is oriented generally perpendicularly relative to the side panel such that
the deflectable portion is pressed directly against, and is deflected by, the side panel, thereby providing an air dam within
the enclosed space between the side panel and the at least one separate mounting rail.

US Pat. No. 9,641,958

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ADVANCED TRIGGERING OPERATIONS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of communicating triggers in a telecommunication network, comprising:
receiving, via a processor of a server computing device, a trigger communication message from a source device, wherein the
received trigger communication message includes:

information suitable for causing a destination device to automatically initiate a communication operation to establish a subsequent
session and communicate with the source device; and

one or more trigger parameters;
identifying, via the processor of the server computing device, a condition for monitoring based on at least one of the trigger
parameters included in the received trigger communication message;

monitoring, via the processor of the server computing device, the identified condition for a period of time;
determining, via the processor of the server computing device, whether the received trigger communication message should be
sent to the destination device based on a result of monitoring the identified condition for the period of time;

determining whether the subsequent session may be established based on at least one of the trigger parameters included in
the received trigger communication message in response to determining, based on the result of monitoring the identified condition
for the period of time, that the received trigger communication message should be sent to the destination device; and

sending the received trigger communication message to the destination device to cause the subsequent session to be established
in response to determining that the subsequent session may be established.

US Pat. No. 9,671,934

REMOVABLE MODULAR UNIVERSAL TELEMATICS SERVICES ENGINE FOR AN AUDIO-VISUAL CONTROL UNIT

Verizon Telematics Inc., ...

1. A device, comprising:
an auxiliary processing module to:
perform wireless communications, graphics processing, and application processing;
pass signals, via complementary contacts, to an auxiliary processing module interface, connected to an audio-visual control
unit of a vehicle, when the auxiliary processing module has been coupled with the auxiliary processing module interface,

the wireless communications, graphics processing, and application processing supplementing processing by the audio-visual
control unit when the auxiliary processing module has been selected with a user interface;

receive a vehicle identification number of the vehicle from a communication network of the vehicle;
compare the retrieved vehicle identification number with a previously stored vehicle identification number; and
permit use of features that the auxiliary processing module is configured to perform based on the retrieved vehicle identification
number matching the previously stored vehicle identification number.

US Pat. No. 9,642,295

COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A component mounting device that performs applying of a viscous fluid to a board and mounting of a held component to a
board, the component mounting device comprising:
a storing device that stores multiple types of heads that include a mounting head with a component holding tool that holds
and releases a component, and a dispensing head with a dispensing tool that dispenses the viscous fluid from a dispensing
outlet;

a head holding device that exchangeably holds the heads;
a head moving device that moves the head holding device;
a head exchange control device that exchanges one of the mounting head and the dispensing head being held on the head holding
device for the other of the mounting head and the dispensing head by controlling the head moving device and exchanging the
head being held on the head holding device for the head stored in the storing device;

an imaging device that, in a case in which the head holding device is holding the mounting head, images the component holding
tool of the mounting head from the side and acquires component holding tool image data, and in a case in which the head holding
device is holding the dispensing head, images the dispensing tool of the dispensing head from the side and acquires dispensing
tool image data; and

an inspection device that performs component related inspection of at least one of the component holding tool and the component
held by the component holding tool based on the component holding tool image data, and that performs dispensing related inspection
of at least one of the dispensing tool and the viscous fluid dispensed from the dispensing outlet of the dispensing tool based
on the dispensing tool image data.

US Pat. No. 9,642,289

POWER SUPPLY AND METHOD

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A power supply comprising:
a plurality of electronic components comprising one or more of a rectifier and a switching transistor;
an input port configured to receive electrical energy from a power source; and
a circuit board comprising a cavity, wherein at least one of the rectifier and the switching transistor is embedded in the
cavity, and wherein the cavity is arranged proximal to the input port such that least a portion of thermal energy generated
by one or more of the rectifier and the switching transistor is dissipated from the power supply by way of the input port.

US Pat. No. 9,673,499

NOTCH FILTER WITH ARROW-SHAPED EMBEDDED OPEN-CIRCUITED STUB

KING ABDULAZIZ CITY FOR S...

10. A notch filter comprising:
a dielectric substrate; and
a microstrip transmission line provided on the dielectric substrate and having a non-connective gap forming an arrow-shaped
embedded open-circuited stub etched through the microstrip transmission line, wherein the arrow-shaped embedded open-circuited
stub exposes the underlying dielectric substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,641,403

SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS OF DECOMPOSING SERVICE REQUESTS INTO DOMAIN-SPECIFIC SERVICE REQUESTS

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of communicating information in a telecommunications system that is organized into a plurality of heterogeneous
telecommunication domains, the method comprising:
receiving, in a processor of a first domain orchestrator component, an implementation agnostic policy-charging service request
message from a continuum orchestrator component, wherein:

all components in the telecommunications system involved in delivery of a first service are grouped into at least one of a
plurality of domains,

each domain in the plurality of domains includes different components than every other domain in plurality of domains,
the plurality of domains includes at least a first domain and a second domain,
each of the components in the first domain implement domain-specific rules that are specific to the first domain,
the components in the first domain collectively provide a first functionality for the delivery of the first service,
the components in the second domain collectively provide a second functionality for the delivery of the first service,
each of the components in the second domain implement domain-specific rules that are specific to the second domain,
the first domain includes the first domain orchestrator component,
the second domain includes a second domain orchestrator component, and
the received implementation agnostic policy-charging service request message includes information identifying a functional
service requirement for the delivery of the first service

generating, by the processor of the first domain orchestrator component, implementation-and-domain-specific resource rules
based on information included in the received implementation agnostic policy-charging service request message, the generated
implementation-and-domain-specific resource rules including at least one domain-specific charging rule that is specific to
the first domain;

identifying, by the processor of the first domain orchestrator component, a policy component and a charging component in the
first domain for enforcing the generated implementation-and-domain-specific resource rules; and

sending at least one of the generated implementation-and-domain-specific resource rules to each of the identified policy and
charging components.

US Pat. No. 9,642,211

DETECTING A PRESENCE OF AN OPERATING DIMMER

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A detection circuit for detecting a presence of an operating dimmer arranged to dim a lamp, the detection circuit comprising:
a first circuit configured to measure at one or more frequencies an impedance at a coupling arranged to carry a possibly dimmed
feeding signal for the lamp and to provide a first output signal, the first output signal indicating the measured impedance
at the one or more frequencies, the coupling being adapted to connect to a mains and the operating dimmer, and the one or
more frequencies being higher than a mains frequency of the mains, and

a second circuit configured to analyze the first output signal and to provide a second output signal, the second output signal
indicating whether the operating dimmer is present,

wherein the measured impedance comprises the impedance of the operating dimmer when the operating dimmer is present, and the
second circuit is configured for providing the second output signal indicating the operating dimmer being present if the measured
impedance changes by at least a defined minimum deviation within a defined time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,670,904

HYDRAULIC BRAKE DEVICE FOR A WIND TURBINE

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A hydraulic actuation device (1) connected to a wind turbine, the hydraulic actuation device (1) comprising:
a hydraulic control line (10) that communicates hydraulic fluid from a connection (5) for a hydraulic system circuit (P) of the wind turbine to a connection (6) for at least one brake cylinder (2) of a brake device of the wind turbine,

at least one throttle (13) is arranged in the control line (10), and

at least one branch line (14) having a pressure regulating member (15) that is connected in parallel to the at least one throttle (13), wherein the at least one branch line (14) branches off from the control line (10) upstream of the throttle (13) in a pressure build-up direction so as to bypass the throttle (13) and lead back into the control line (10) downstream of the throttle (13),

wherein the pressure regulating member (15) is open when the pressure on an output side is low so as to allow the hydraulic fluid to the at least one brake cylinder
(2) at a volume that is greater than a volume of the hydraulic fluid that is supplied through the at least one throttle (13), but closes when the pressure at the pressure regulating member (15) on the output side of the pressure regulating member (15) exceeds a preset closing pressure (PS) such that a load limit of the wind turbine is not exceeded while braking a drive train of the wind turbine,

wherein a relief line (20) with a relief member (21) is branched off downstream of a downstream connection of the branch line (14) to the control line (10), and

wherein the relief member (21) is a controllable blocking valve (21) as a pressure limiting valve.

US Pat. No. 9,642,282

RACK-LEVEL SCALABLE AND MODULAR POWER INFRASTRUCTURE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A rack-level power infrastructure, comprising:
a power distribution unit (PDU), wherein the PDU receives alternating current (AC) power from an external power source;
a busbar coupled to the PDU, wherein the PDU outputs direct current (DC) power to the busbar;
a detachable power cable interface box (PCIB) coupled to the PDU, wherein the PCIB comprises modular components that allow
for the PCIB to receive multiple types of AC power without requiring a re-wiring of any connections to or from the PDU;

a distribution element coupled to the PCIB for receiving the AC power, wherein the distribution element comprises a wiring
scheme to distribute phase-balanced power to one or more power elements disposed within the PDU, and wherein the one or more
power elements comprises a plurality of single-phase, power supply units (PSUs);

one or more connectors for coupling the distribution element to the plurality of PSUs, wherein the one or more connectors
carry phase-balanced AC power to the plurality of PSUs, and wherein each phase of the AC power is balanced across the plurality
of PSUs so that each phase is loaded with the same number of PSUs;

a power infrastructure controller coupled to the plurality of PSUs, wherein the power infrastructure controller sends one
or more control signals to the plurality of PSUs;

a first terminal within the PCIB for receiving one or more wires associated with the AC power;
a detachable interface coupled to the first terminal;
a swappable wiring block within the PCIB coupled to the first terminal, wherein the wiring block arranges one or more wires
output from the first terminal into a pre-determined wiring arrangement for output to a second terminal within the PCIB, wherein
the pre-determined wiring arrangement corresponds to a wiring arrangement of a third terminal; and

a battery back-up unit (BBU) element coupled to the busbar, wherein the BBU element charges from and discharges to the busbar
based on one or more inputs from the plurality of PSUs, wherein the one or more inputs from the plurality of PSUs are based
on the one or more control signals.

US Pat. No. 9,642,235

EUV RADIATION GENERATING DEVICE INCLUDING A BEAM INFLUENCING OPTICAL UNIT

TRUMPF Lasersystems for S...

1. An extreme ultraviolet (EUV) radiation generating device comprising:
a radiation source operable to generate a first entrance beam and a second entrance beam;
a beam influencing optical unit operable to modify at least one of a direction and a beam divergence of the first entrance
beam and of the second entrance beam, wherein the beam influencing optical unit comprises:

a beam splitter arranged to receive the first entrance beam and the second entrance beam that is at least partially superposed
on the first entrance beam, wherein the beam splitter is configured to reflect the first entrance beam as a first exit beam
and to transmit the second entrance beam, and

a mirror element arranged in the beam path of the transmitted, second entrance beam to reflect the second entrance beam back
to the beam splitter so as to form a second exit beam that is transmitted by the beam splitter and that is at least partially
superposed on the first exit beam,

wherein the beam influencing optical unit is configured to modify an angle between the first exit beam and the second exit
beam and/or to modify a beam divergence of the first exit beam and/or of the second exit beam; and

a focusing element arranged and configured to focus the first exit beam and the second exit beam to a first focal point and
to a second, different focal point, respectively, on a movement path along which a moving target travels during operation
of the EUV radiation generating device.

US Pat. No. 9,642,286

COORDINATED CONTROL USING RACK MOUNTABLE COOLING CANISTERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computing system comprising:
cooling canisters mounted in a server rack, wherein individual ones of the cooling canisters comprise:
a canister body configured to couple with a subset of servers in the rack such that air flowing through the subset of servers
flows through the canister body; and

an opening in the canister body configured to couple with a corresponding opening in a canister body of an adjacent cooling
canister wherein the opening in the canister body is configured to permit airflow between the cooling canister and the adjacent
cooling canister;

a group of fans, wherein respective ones of the cooling canisters are configured to couple with respective sets of one or
more fans of the group of fans; and

cooling controllers configured to control the respective sets of fans, wherein individual ones of the cooling controllers
are configured to:

receive condition signals indicating thermal conditions in a given subset of servers, wherein the cooling controller is configured
to control a given respective set of fans that is coupled with a cooling canister that is coupled with the given subset of
servers; and

generate control signals for controlling the given respective set of fans,
wherein for a given cooling canister and an adjacent cooling canister, two of the cooling controllers controlling respective
sets of fans coupled with the given cooling canister and the adjacent cooling canister are configured to coordinate control
of the respective sets of fans to control an amount of air that flows between the given cooling canister and the given adjacent
cooling canister via the openings in the canister bodies of the given cooling canister and the given adjacent cooling canister.

US Pat. No. 9,640,282

FLEXIBLE I/O PARTITION OF MULTI-DIE MEMORY SOLUTION

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of testing a microelectronic package configured to provide memory access, comprising:
energizing terminals of the microelectronic package, the microelectronic package having first and second microelectronic elements
each having memory storage array function and configured to provide access to memory storage array locations in the first
and second microelectronic elements,

the terminals including a plurality of first terminals configured to carry address information, a plurality of second terminals
configured to carry data signals, and one or more third terminals configured to receive a test mode input that reconfigures
the first and second microelectronic elements to permit simultaneous access to memory storage array locations in the first
and second microelectronic elements, the energizing including applying the test mode input to the one or more third terminals,
and

the second terminals including a first set of second terminals electrically coupled to the first microelectronic element and
not to the second microelectronic element, and a second set of second terminals electrically coupled to the second microelectronic
element and not to the first microelectronic element; and

while the test mode input is active, applying read and write test data signals simultaneously to the first and second sets
of second terminals, so as to simultaneously test read and write operation in each of the first and second microelectronic
elements.

US Pat. No. 9,674,568

AUDIO/VIDEO SIGNAL SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. An audio/video signal synchronization method, comprising:
acquiring a delay data value of an audio signal formed by a wireless module of an audio/video signal synchronization apparatus
and a wireless loudspeaker box device;

calculating playing time of each frame of a video data to be played according to a display format of the video data to be
played;

calculating the number of frames to be buffered according to the delay data value and the playing time of each frame, and
generating and buffering the corresponding number of frames; and

playing the buffered frames sequentially according to an audio/video playing instruction, and transmitting an audio data corresponding
to the video data to be played to a wireless audio device while playing the buffered frames, so that the audio data is played
on the wireless audio device;

wherein the acquiring the delay data value of the audio signal comprises:
determining whether the wireless module in the audio/video signal synchronization apparatus is a plug-in module;
if the wireless module is not a plug-in module, acquiring a delay time value of the wireless module of the audio/video signal
synchronization apparatus by itself and a delay time value of the wireless loudspeaker box device, and taking the sum of the
delay time value of the wireless module and the delay time value of the wireless loudspeaker box device as the delay data
value of the audio signal; otherwise if the wireless module is a plug-in module, generating a prompt message to inform a user
to input a delay time value of the plug-in module; and

receiving the delay time value of the plug-in module input by the user, acquiring the delay time value of the wireless loudspeaker
box device, and taking the sum of the delay time value of the plug-in module and the delay time value of the wireless loudspeaker
box device as the delay data value of the audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,642,205

BACKLIGHT UNIT WITH AUTOMATIC AND REAL TIME CORRECTION OF CURRENT DRIVING LEVEL

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

9. A backlight unit comprising:
a light source;
a static current switching element connected between the light source and a sensing node and controlling a driving current
supplied to the light source;

a sensing resistor connected between the sensing node and a ground;
a static current controller controlling an operation of the static current switching element based on a sensing voltage from
the sensing node and an externally supplied driving current control signal;

a driving current corrector generating the driving current control signal and correcting a level of the driving current control
signal based on the sensing voltage; and

an integrator connected between the sensing node and the driving current corrector.

US Pat. No. 9,642,129

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING A CONTROL CHANNEL FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

Golden Valley Holdings Li...

1. A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink or a downlink resource
allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control
channel element (CCE) subset candidates, the method comprising the steps of:
determining locations of CCE subset candidates for each carrier;
receiving a downlink control information (DCI) signaling;
determining whether a CCE subset candidate corresponds to more than one carrier;
if the CCE subset candidate corresponds to more than one carrier:
decoding the DCI signaling by identifying a carrier indicator field (CIF) within the DCI signaling; and
using the CIF to identify a carrier associated with the CCE subset candidate; and
if the CCE subset candidate corresponds to no more than one carrier:
decoding the DCI signaling, wherein a CIF is not included in the DCI signaling.

US Pat. No. 9,638,617

MEMS-MICROVISCOMETER

1. A micro-electromechanical device, referred to below as a MEMS device, for measuring the viscosity of a fluid, i.e. of a
liquid or gas, which device comprises:
a measuring chamber comprising a micromechanical actuator having a rest position, which is arranged in the manner of a cantilever
above a metallically conductive counter electrode and is elastically deformable towards the counter electrode, and which during
operation of the device must be surrounded by the fluid to be measured and is made of a metallically conductive material,

a two-terminal RF voltage source that is switchable between on and off, a first output terminal connected to the actuator,
and a second output terminal connected to the counter electrode, and which is designed to output an RF voltage signal having
an RMS voltage that is suitable for deflecting the actuator out of its rest position, so that a laminar flow can develop temporarily
in the fluid to be measured,

a reference voltage source, which is designed to generate an RF reference signal that is substantially constant over time
and is independent of the actuator movement, and

a measuring device, which is designed to detect a change in a frequency, an amplitude or a phase of the RF voltage signal
generated by the RF voltage source in order to determine therefrom a measurement value for a viscosity-dependent speed at
which the actuator is deformed, wherein

the measurement value for the viscosity-dependent speed is a timespan that is needed for a predefined deformation of the actuator
in the fluid, wherein the deformation is defined so that no mechanical contact is made between the actuator and the counter
electrode, wherein

the measuring device is additionally designed to switch on the RF voltage source until the predefined deformation of the actuator
is reached, at which time the RF voltage source is switched off, to determine the timespan between switching on and switching
off the RF voltage source and to output a measurement signal that is dependent on the timespan as a measure of the viscosity
of the fluid to be measured, and

wherein the predefined deformation of the actuator is detected in the form of a predefined magnitude of a frequency difference,
an amplitude difference or a phase difference that is reached between the RF reference signal output by the reference voltage
source and the RF voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,642,279

RAIL MOUNTING STRUCTURE

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A rail mounting structure, comprising:
a rail member comprising a first mounting slot and a second mounting slot;
an auxiliary member movably mounted to the rail member, the auxiliary member comprising a first portion and a second portion;
and

a resilient member for providing a resilient force acting on the auxiliary member;
wherein the resilient force of the resilient member keeps the auxiliary member at a predetermined position relative to the
rail member where the first portion and the second portion of the auxiliary member are adjacent to the first mounting slot
and the second mounting slot respectively; and

the first mounting slot comprises an entrance portion and a positioning portion, the entrance portion of the first mounting
slot extends downward from a top of the rail member and forms an entrance, and the positioning portion of the first mounting
slot extends substantially perpendicularly from a bottom of the entrance portion for a distance.

US Pat. No. 9,642,259

EMBEDDED BRIDGE STRUCTURE IN A SUBSTRATE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A substrate comprising:
a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface is located on an opposite side to the second surface;
a first dielectric layer adjacent to the second surface;
a bridge structure embedded in the first dielectric layer, the bridge structure configured to provide an electrical connection
between a first die and a second die, the first and second dies configured to be coupled to the substrate, the bridge structure
comprising a first set of interconnects and a second dielectric layer, the first set of interconnects embedded in the first
dielectric layer; and

a first solder resist layer, wherein the first solder resist layer covers a portion of the first surface of the substrate,
and wherein the first solder resist layer comprises a first interconnect configured to couple to the first die and a second
interconnect configured to couple to the second die.

US Pat. No. 9,669,432

COMPONENT FEEDING SYSTEM

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A component feeding system comprising:
a platform;
a tray supported by the platform, the tray having a component support surface for supporting a plurality of components thereon;
an agitation unit supported by the platform and operatively coupled to the tray, the agitation unit agitating the tray to
cause the components to move on the tray;

a guidance system supported by the platform, the guidance system having a camera viewing the tray;
a positioning system supported by the platform;
a component gripper supported by the positioning system and moved by the positioning system relative to the tray, the component
gripper being configured to pick and place components on the tray; and

a controller communicating with the agitation unit, the positioning system, the component gripper and the guidance system,
the controller operating the agitation unit, the positioning system and the component gripper based on an image obtained by
the camera;

wherein the controller develops a motion profile for the agitation unit based on an image obtained by the camera, the motion
profile controlling at least one of a frequency, direction and amplitude of agitation of the tray to manipulate the orientation
of the components relative to the tray, and

wherein the controller develops a motion profile for the positioning system based on an image obtained by the camera to move
the component gripper.

US Pat. No. 9,642,290

ELECTROMAGNETICALLY PROTECTED ELECTRONIC ENCLOSURE

Emprimus, LLC, St. Louis...

1. A shielding arrangement for electronic equipment, the shielding arrangement comprising:
a shielding enclosure having an interior volume, the interior volume defining a protected portion, the shielding enclosure
further having one open side;

an enclosure frame welded to the open side of the shielding enclosure;
a door assembly having an opened and closed position, the door assembly providing access to at least the protected portion
of the shielding enclosure and being secured to the enclosure, the door assembly including:

a metal frame;
a metal outer wall;
a shielding curtain moveably attached to the metal frame; and
an inflatable member positioned along a perimeter of the metal frame and between the metal frame and the shielding curtain,
the inflatable member selected and positioned to, when inflated, apply a uniform pressure to the shielding curtain toward
the enclosure frame to form a seal when the door assembly is in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,642,247

METAL-CERAMIC SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A METAL-CERAMIC SUBSTRATE

ROGERS GERMANY GMBH, Esc...

1. A metal-ceramic substrate comprising at least one ceramic having first and second surface sides, the at least one ceramic
layer being provided with a metallization on at least one of the surface sides, wherein a ceramic material forming the at
least one ceramic layer contains aluminium oxide, zirconium dioxide and yttrium oxide, wherein the proportions of the aluminium
oxide, the zirconium dioxide, and the yttrium oxide in the at least one ceramic layer are as follows with respect to the total
weight thereof:
zirconium dioxide between 2% and 15% by weight;
yttrium oxide between 0.01% and 1% by weight; and
aluminium oxide between 84% and 97% by weight,
wherein an average grain size of the aluminium oxide used is between 2 and 8 micrometers and a ratio of a length of grain
boundaries of aluminium oxide grains to a total length of all grain boundaries is greater than 0.6.

US Pat. No. 9,640,781

DEVICES TO INCREASE OLED OUTPUT COUPLING EFFICIENCY WITH A HIGH REFRACTIVE INDEX SUBSTRATE

Universal Display Corpora...

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) device comprising:
a high index substrate having an index of refraction of 1.5 or greater;
a reflective electrode; and
an organic emissive layer configured to emit light having a wavelength of ?,
wherein an optical distance between the organic emissive layer and the reflective electrode of the OLED is greater than ?/4
and less than 3?/4, and wherein a range of the optical distance between the organic emissive layer and the reflective electrode
is selected from the group consisting of: 5% to 50% larger than ?/4 and 5% to 10% shorter than 3?/4.

US Pat. No. 9,642,281

BUCKLE SET FOR SLIDING RAIL OF INDUSTRIAL RACKMOUNT CHASSIS

Martas Precision Slide Co...

1. A buckle set for a sliding rail of an industrial rackmount chassis, wherein the industrial rackmount chassis comprises
a plurality of racks installed to each of four corners of the industrial rackmount chassis and a plurality of engaging holes
formed on each of the plurality of racks that are vertically erected and arranged apart from one another, and the buckle set
is installed at an end of the sliding rail facing an outer side of the industrial rackmount chassis and provided for installing
the sliding rail horizontally between the plurality of racks, and the buckle set comprises:
a base, fixed to an end of the sliding rail, and having at least one positioning block disposed on a side of the base corresponding
the plurality of engaging holes and provided for positioning and fixing the base onto the plurality of racks by passing the
positioning block into the plurality of engaging holes, and a chute formed inside the base and disposed in an axial direction
of the positioning block;

a pressing member, movably installed in the chute, and a portion of the pressing member being passed through and exposed from
a surface of the base, and the pressing member having a first slope portion disposed on a side in the base;

a hook slider, movably installed in the chute, and having a second slope portion disposed on a side corresponsive to the pressing
member, so that after the first slope portion and the second slope portion abut against each other, the pressing member may
be operated to slide the hook slider in a direction perpendicular to the axial direction of the positioning block; and

a hook rod, with an end coupled to the hook slider, and an end having at least one inverted hook portion, and the end of the
hook rod having the inverted hook portion being extended outwardly from a side of the base having the positioning block, such
that after the positioning block is positioned at the plurality of racks, the hook rod is precisely fixed to a surface of
the plurality of racks, and when the pressing member is pressed, the hook rod retracts away and disengages from the position
of the plurality of engaging holes to define a released status.

US Pat. No. 9,642,226

DIGITAL LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM PROVIDING POWER AND COMMUNICATION VIA EXISTING POWER WIRING

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A power device for use in a load control device for controlling the power delivered from an AC power source to an electrical
load in response to a controller, the power device comprising:
a forward receiving circuit adapted to be coupled to the controller via a power wiring, such that the controller is coupled
in series electrical connection between the AC power source and the power device, the forward receiving circuit operable to
receive a phase-control voltage from the controller via a power wiring;

a control circuit operatively coupled to the forward receiving circuit for receiving a forward digital message in response
to digital information encoded in timing edges of the phase-control voltage; and

a reverse transmitting circuit adapted to be coupled to the controller via the power wiring;
wherein the control circuit is operatively coupled to the reverse transmitting circuit for transmitting a reverse digital
message to the controller via the power wiring, the control circuit operable to control the reverse transmitting circuit to
adjust a magnitude of a controller voltage generated across the controller; and

wherein the control circuit is operable to transmit a bit of the reverse digital message by adjusting the magnitude of the
controller voltage prior to a timing edge of the phase-control voltage during a half-cycle of the AC power source;

wherein the reverse digital message comprises a number of sequential data patterns, each data pattern having a first timing
edge at a predetermined reference edge time during a first half-cycle, the control circuit operable to adjust the magnitude
of the controller voltage during a window time period during a second half-cycle of each data pattern to transmit the bit,
the window time period beginning approximately a half-cycle time period after the predetermined reference edge time during
the first half-cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,642,003

INFRASTRUCTURE COORDINATED MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL ADDRESS ASSIGNMENT

Aruba Networks, Inc., Su...

1. A system comprising:
one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium coupled to the one or more processors, wherein the non-transitory computer
readable storage medium includes instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors
to perform operations including:

receiving, at a network device, a request for a media access control (MAC) address, wherein the request is related to a wireless
client device;

identifying a designated MAC address for use by the wireless client device;
transmitting a response to the request, wherein the response includes the designated MAC address;
receiving an association request, wherein the association request is related to the wireless client device, and wherein the
association request includes the designated MAC address;

transmitting an association response, wherein the association response includes an association identifier for the wireless
client device; and

updating an association table with an entry for the wireless client device, wherein the entry includes the designated MAC
address.

US Pat. No. 9,641,083

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF POWER CONVERTER AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY USING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A control device of a power converter, wherein the power converter comprises a switch unit, wherein the control device
comprises:
a first control unit, which is coupled to the power converter to detect an output voltage of the power converter and is configured
to generate a first control signal based on the output voltage;

a variable resistor unit, which is connected to an output terminal of the first control unit and is configured to generate
a resistance value based on the first control signal; and

a second control unit, which is connected to the variable resistor unit and is configured to output a second control signal
to the switch unit in order to control operations of the switch unit,

wherein the power converter further comprises a transformer, a first terminal of the variable resistor unit is connected to
a primary winding of the transformer, and a second terminal of the variable resistor unit is connected to a first ground terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,669,614

PRINTING UNIT

1. A printing unit, comprising:
a roller-shaped printing form carrier;
an inking roller for transferring ink to the roller-shaped printing form carrier; and
a counterpressure roller which presses a printed material against the roller-shaped printing form carrier,
wherein the printing unit is configured such that an axis of the inking roller and an axis of the roller-shaped printing form
carrier which emanate from a common plane are tilted in relation to one another during transfer of ink to the roller-shaped
printing form carrier by the inking roller,

wherein the roller-shaped printing form carrier and the counterpressure roller are oriented so as to be mutually parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,642,197

CIRCUIT FOR COMPENSATING BIPOLAR JUNCTION TRANSISTOR BASE CURRENT AND LED DRIVING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME

Magnachip Semiconductor, ...

1. A circuit for compensating a bipolar junction transistor (BJT) base current, the circuit comprising:
a mirror element configured to mirror the BJT base current; and
an amplifier comprising a first p-type metal-oxide-semiconductor (PMOS) transistor being directly connected to a base of the
BJT, the first PMOS transistor being directly coupled to the mirror element to induce a mirror current into the mirror element,

wherein the mirror element is a second PMOS transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,642,158

SCHEDULING METHOD AND DEVICE

MSTAR SEMICONDUCTOR, INC....

1. A scheduling method for a user equipment, comprising:
determining whether a valid time interval is smaller than a first time interval, the first time interval at least being a
sum of a first value and a length of a Global System of Mobile communication (GSM) timeslot, wherein said first value is a
difference between a length of one Time Division-Synchronous Code Division Multiple Access (TD-SCDMA) sub-frame and a length
of one Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) frame; and

when the valid time interval is smaller than the first time interval, performing a search for a time length of N predetermined
search cycles, N consecutive TD-SCDMA sub-frames being regarded as one group in each of the predetermined search cycles, selecting
a fixed sub-frame in the group for the search and completing a GSM initialization synchronization of said user equipment;

wherein, said user equipment is operating in a TD-SCDMA mode;
wherein, in the N predetermined search cycles, the fixed sub-frames selected in respective predetermined search cycles are
different, and N is a natural number greater than or equal to 2.

US Pat. No. 9,640,895

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A TPA

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a housing having a mating end at a front of the housing and a base at a rear of the housing, the housing having a plurality
of terminal towers extending forward of the base toward the mating end, each terminal tower having a terminal channel therein
configured to receive a corresponding terminal therein, the terminal towers being spaced apart from each other and surrounded
by gaps, the gaps defining a central cavity between the plurality of terminal towers; and

a terminal position assurance (TPA) device received in the central cavity, the TPA device being front loaded into the central
cavity through the mating end in a loading direction toward the base, the TPA device including a plurality of latches received
in corresponding terminal towers, the latches having latching fingers positionable in the corresponding terminal channels
in blocking positions to block removal of the terminals from the terminal channels, the TPA device including a locking block
received in the central cavity to lock the TPA device in the central cavity, the locking block being positioned relative to
the latches to hold the latches in the blocking positions.

US Pat. No. 9,673,915

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Redline Communications In...

1. A method for calibrating rates at which data is transmitted in a communication system, comprising:
transmitting, by a transmitter, to a receiver, a short transmission utilizing a first set of communication parameters comprising
first and second communication parameters, said first set of communication parameters being different from a second set of
communication parameters used to create stable communication between said transmitter and receiver, said second set of communication
parameters comprising first and second communication parameters;

determining that there are substantially no errors associated with reception of the short transmission by the receiver; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, to the receiver, a long transmission utilizing a third set of communication parameters comprising
first and second communication parameters, wherein

(i) the first communication parameter of the third set is equal to the first communication parameter of the first set, and
(ii) the second communication parameter of the third set is equal to the second communication parameter of the second set.

US Pat. No. 9,670,618

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING SLIT-BANDED WRAPPER USING MOVING ORIFICES

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for applying a slurry of add-on material to a moving base web, comprising:
a base web having a longitudinal axis and a transverse direction substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
an endless belt with an elongated direction, the elongated direction being positioned at an angle relative to the longitudinal
axis of the base web, the belt having a plurality of orifice groups spaced along the elongated direction, each orifice group
configured to apply a single region of add-on material wherein the spacing between orifice groups is configured to correspond
to a spacing between adjacent regions of add-on material applied to the base web; and

each orifice group including at least a first orifice and a second orifice wherein the first orifice is spaced from the second
orifice by a distance less than a diameter of either the first orifice or the second orifice, the first and second orifices
being positioned relative to one another so as to traverse parallel paths above the base web.

US Pat. No. 9,668,503

CAPSULE CLUSTERS FOR ORAL CONSUMPTION

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method of forming an oral product comprising:
mixing a binder, a viscous component, powdered component, and a plurality of functional and/or flavor capsules to form a matrix;
wherein the plurality of capsules form the majority of the oral product;
wherein the powdered component is in an amount of about 10% to about 40% by weight of the oral product, the powdered component
being selected from the group consisting of dry sour cream, powdered sugar, powdered spices, powdered herbs, powdered botanicals
including tea, herbs, and/or spices, powdered cocoa, and combinations thereof;

wherein the binder is in an amount sufficient to hold the plurality of capsules together in the oral product; and
molding said matrix to create a single serving oral product that provides multiple textures and flavors when placed in a user's
mouth, wherein said oral product is sized and configured to fit comfortably in a user's mouth; and

wherein said oral product includes about 2 to 40 of said functional and/or flavor capsules, each capsule ranging in length
from about 1 mm to about 14 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,642,254

CONDUCTIVE CIRCUIT CONTAINING A POLYMER COMPOSITION CONTAINING THERMALLY EXFOLIATED GRAPHITE OXIDE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

The Trustees of Princeton...

1. A conductive circuit, comprising:
a polymer composite, comprising at least one polymer;
a thermally exfoliated graphite oxide; and
wherein the thermally exfoliated graphite is configured to:
comprise a surface area of from about 300 m2/g to 2600 m2/g;

display no signature of graphite and no signature of graphite oxide, as determined by X-ray diffraction; and
comprise a wrinkled topology at a nanoscale that mechanically interlocks with the at least one polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,642,239

CONDUCTION COOLING SYSTEMS FOR LINEAR ACCELERATOR CAVITIES

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. A conduction cooling system for at least one linear accelerator cavity, said system comprising:
at least one cavity cooler operatively interconnecting said at least one linear accelerator cavity and a cooling connector,
wherein said at least one cavity cooler and said cooling connector comprise a material having a thermal conductivity no lower
than approximately 1×104 W m?1 K?1 at temperatures of approximately 4 degrees K; and

a refrigeration source operatively connected to said cooling connector.

US Pat. No. 9,673,542

POKE-IN ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A CONTACT WITH A BASE EXTENDING THROUGH AN OPENING IN A BOTTOM OF A HOUSING

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A poke-in electrical connector comprising:
a housing having a cavity and a poke-in wire channel open to the cavity, the wire channel being configured to receive an electrical
wire during a poke-in termination, the housing having a bottom with an opening; and

a poke-in electrical contact received in the cavity and held by the housing, the poke-in electrical contact comprising a base
and an arm extending from the base, the base extending through the opening at the bottom for surface mounting to a circuit
board, the base having a generally planar solder pad exposed at the bottom for soldering to the circuit board, the arm having
a poke-in beam configured to engage the electrical wire when poked-in to the corresponding wire channel, the arm being movable
to a clearance position to release the poke-in beam from the electrical wire to allow the electrical wire to be removed from
the wire channel.

US Pat. No. 9,672,576

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING EFFECTIVE WORK FORCE MANAGEMENT OF A SMART GRID

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a computer processor in a presence cluster, a first Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message from a monitoring
device of an electrical component on an electrical grid that is registered with a SIP registrar corresponding to the presence
cluster, the first SIP message comprising a status of the electrical component, a type of the electrical component and specifications
of the electrical component, wherein the electrical component is one of a fuse, transformer, circuit breaker, capacitor, voltage
regulator, compensator, relay, feeder, switch, and protection device located at an electrical substation or power station
and monitored by a utility provider;

determining, by the computer processor, that a utility manager of the utility provider is a subscriber of the presence cluster
for notifications of status information sent to the presence cluster by the electrical component;

notifying the utility manager of the state of the electrical component by sending a second SIP message;
sending by the utility manager documents pertaining to the electrical component to a field crew of the utility provider; and
deploying the field crew to a location of the electrical component.

US Pat. No. 9,669,947

SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (SUAV) SHIPBOARD RECOVERY SYSTEM

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A method comprising:
impacting, by a small unmanned aerial vehicle (SUAV), a net having at least three sides; and
converting the kinetic energy of the SUAV into at least one of: elastic potential energy of one or more tensioned elastic
cords connected to the net, gravitational potential energy of a frame member connected to the net, rotational kinetic energy
of the frame member connected to the net, and elastic potential energy of the frame member connected to the net;

wherein the frame member is a boom, wherein the boom is connected to a gooseneck connector having a vertical hinge and a horizontal
hinge, and wherein the net is connected to a mast at a position distal from a portion of the mast connected to the gooseneck
connector.

US Pat. No. 9,669,549

MOTION SETTING METHOD

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A motion setting method of a standing and sitting motion-supporting robot that supports standing and sitting motions being
at least one of a standing motion and a sitting motion of a care receiver, the method comprising:
storing in a memory of the robot a predetermined base tracking path of the standing and sitting motions, the predetermined
base tracking path being a single ideal tracking path selected from multiple predetermined patterns;

storing in the memory of the robot a chest angle estimation map;
inputting a height of the care receiver into an input device of the robot;
obtaining a custom tracking path by correcting the predetermined base tracking path of the standing and sitting motions of
the robot in accordance with the height of the care receiver and a position of a predetermined body portion of the care receiver,
the position of the predetermined body portion being a start point of the custom tracking path that is determined by a position
of a support portion of the robot that supports the care receiver;

determining ideal chest angles at a plurality of positions along the custom tracking path from the chest angle estimation
map based on the height of the care receiver; and

moving the support portion of the robot to the ideal chest angles in accordance with moving the robot along the custom tracking
path.

US Pat. No. 9,642,287

COOLING PLATE AND DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM PROVIDED WITH COOLING PLATES

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A cooling plate comprising:
a main body provided with an upper space and a lower space separated by a separating wall and having a bottom surface placed
on a heat generating member,

a partition wall provided sticking out at said upper space side of said separating wall and partitioning the inside of said
upper space into a first channel through which the coolant before absorbing heat flows and a second channel through which
said coolant after absorbing heat of said heat generating member flows,

a plurality of through holes provided in said separating wall for running said coolant in said first channel into said lower
space and running said coolant in said lower space into said second channel, and

a third channel provided in said partition wall and running part of said coolant before absorbing heat.

US Pat. No. 9,640,961

CABLE MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A cable management assembly, to be mounted to a pair of slide rail assemblies including a first slide rail assembly and
a second slide rail assembly, the cable management assembly being mountable to a rack via the pair of slide rail assemblies,
the first slide rail assembly including a first rail and a second rail longitudinally displaceable relative to the first rail,
the cable management assembly comprising:
a first cable management bracket adapted to be connected to the first rail of the first slide rail assembly;
a second cable management bracket connected to the first cable management bracket and adapted to be connected to the second
rail of the first slide rail assembly;

a plurality of cable supporting features connected to the first cable management bracket and the second cable management bracket;
a supporting base adapted to be connected to the second slide rail assembly;
a supporting member having a first end terminating at a free second end, and a main body between the first and second ends,
wherein the first end of the supporting member is pivotally connected to the supporting base such that the supporting member
is rotatable relative to the supporting base and said supporting member is configured for supporting at least one of the first
cable management bracket and the second cable management bracket; and

an actuator connected to the supporting member adjacent the free second end and positioned upright with respect to the main
body of the supporting member so that the actuator is positioned between the first cable management bracket and the second
cable management bracket;

wherein when the second rail of the first slide rail assembly is displaced relative to the first rail of the first slide rail
assembly from a retracted position toward an extended position, the second cable management bracket displaces the first cable
management bracket such that the first cable management bracket drives the actuator and thereby rotates the supporting member
relative to the first end of the supporting member which is pivotally connected to the supporting base by an angle; and when
the second rail of the first slide rail assembly is displaced relative to the first rail of the first slide rail assembly
from the extended position toward the retracted position, the second cable management bracket drives the actuator and thereby
rotates the supporting member relative to the first end of supporting member which is pivotally connected to the supporting
base toward an initial position of the supporting member.

US Pat. No. 9,638,167

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE RAPID OIL CHANGE ON DRIVE DEVICES OF WIND POWER PLANTS

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for carrying out an oil change on a wind power plant comprising a tower with an engine nacelle located upon the
tower, and a wind-powered rotor with a plurality of rotor blades rotatably attached to the engine nacelle, the rotor having
a plurality of drive devices arranged with different orientation, comprising:
rotating the rotor into a maintenance position,
subsequently draining oil from a first of the drive devices,
filling the first drive device with fresh oil,
draining the oil from a second of the drive devices which is oriented differently from the first drive device, and
filling the second drive device with fresh oil,
wherein a first closable outlet opening on a sump of the first drive device is rotated into a geodetic low point in the maintenance
position of the rotor, each of the drive devices, on an end of its housing opposite the sump, having a mirrored sump with
a second closable outlet opening, and

wherein the draining of the oil from the second drive device is carried out via the second closable outlet opening so that
the rotor, during and between the draining of the oil from the first and second drive devices, can maintain its rotated position.

US Pat. No. 9,668,998

SOLID MOLECULAR DISPERSION OF FESOTERODINE HYDROGEN FUMARATE AND POLYMERIC BINDER

Pfizer Limited, Sandwich...

1. A solid molecular dispersion comprising from 3:97 to 12:88 weight % ratio of fesoterodine hydrogen fumarate to a polymeric
binder selected from the group consisting of an alkyl hydroxyalkylcellulose ether, a hydroxyalkylcellulose ether, an ester
of either thereof, and a mixture of any two or more thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,640,915

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH A PROGRAMMABLE GROUND TIE BAR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector configured to mate to a mating connector, the electrical connector comprising:
an array of conductors held at least partially within a housing, the conductors in the array arranged side-by-side along a
row, the array of conductors including signal conductors and configurable conductors, the configurable conductors each being
selectively configurable between a ground state and a signal state to define a ground conductor or a signal conductor, respectively;
and

a ground tie bar extending across the array of conductors, the ground tie bar including a stem, wherein the stem has first
and second edge sides; plural ground fingers extending from both the first and second edge sides along the length of the stem,
the ground fingers cantilevered to extend between a fixed end at the stem and an opposite free end; the ground tie bar being
programmable to selectively remove one or more of the ground fingers from the ground tie bar to decrease a number of ground
fingers of the ground tie bar, a respective configurable conductor being in the ground state when one of the ground fingers
extending from the first edge side and one the ground fingers extending from the second edge side engage the respective configurable
conductor in two different locations along the respective configurable conductor, the respective configurable conductor being
in the signal state when both of the ground fingers of the set are removed from the ground tie bar, and thus not present,
to increase a number of the signal conductors in the array of conductors to correspond with a desired signal-ground electrical
scheme;

wherein the ground fingers each define a break zone at least one of at or proximate to the fixed end, the ground finger at
the break zone having at least one of a reduced width relative to other portions of the ground finger, a reduced thickness
relative to other portions of the ground finger, or a perforation to facilitate the removal of the ground finger from the
ground tie bar.

US Pat. No. 9,673,673

MOTOR AIR FLOW COOLING

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. An aircraft electric motor cooling system comprising:
a) an airflow path through a spinner comprising:
i) a first airflow path between an inner rotor and a stator;
ii) a second airflow path between an outer rotor and the stator; and
iii) a third airflow path along an outer surface of the outer rotor; and
b) rear cooling fins thermally coupled to a back end of the stator, wherein the rear cooling fins are sized so as to extend
into an air stream of an aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,672,748

DEEP STALL AIRCRAFT LANDING

AeroVironment, Inc., Sim...

1. A method of rapidly descending an aircraft to land at a landing location, the aircraft having a wing including an upper
surface and a lower surface defining an upright orientation for normal aircraft flight, and an inverted orientation for inverted
flight, the upper surface being gravitationally above the lower surface while in the upright orientation, and the lower surface
being gravitationally above the upper surface while in the inverted orientation, comprising:
(a) controlling the operation of one or more control surfaces to approach the landing location while the aircraft is flying
in the upright orientation;

(b) controlling the operation of the one or more control surfaces to invert the aircraft such that it is controllably moving
in an inverted orientation;

(c) after step (b), controlling the operation of the one or more control surfaces to at least partially stall the wing while
in the inverted orientation to provide for the aircraft to rapidly descend; and

(d) during step (c), controlling a rate of the descent by controlling depth of the wing stall.

US Pat. No. 9,642,292

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REDUCTION APPARATUS AND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE REDUCTION METHOD THEREOF

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An electromagnetic wave reduction apparatus, comprising:
an electromagnetic wave sensing unit connected to a thermoelectric element and sensing an electromagnetic wave;
an electromagnetic wave detecting unit detecting whether the sensed electromagnetic wave is greater than a reference value;
an electromagnetic wave reduction circuit unit reducing the electromagnetic wave in response to an electromagnetic wave reduction
control signal; and

a circuit operation control unit generating the electromagnetic wave reduction control signal according to the detection result.

US Pat. No. 9,671,953

SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING DRAWINGS WHICH INCORPORATE BIOMETRIC DATA AS SECURITY INFORMATION

The United States of Amer...

1. A computing device comprising:
a touchscreen display or a pen and tablet, configured to receive gesture information comprising a plurality of points for
a user drawn security picture for a user drawing a security picture on the touchscreen display or the tablet; and

a security manager executed by at least one processor that is configured to:
determine one or more characteristics associated with input of the gesture information including a curvature and a distance
for the plurality of points for the user drawn security picture;

select a single point to be a reference point for the curvature and distance information;
model a curve for the user drawn security picture with respect to the selected reference point using a probabilistic distribution
model function which provides a measure of likelihood that a random point along the curve has a curvature and is a distance
from the selected reference point;

compare the modeled curve for the user drawn security picture with a model of a pre-determined curve having been modeled by
the model function; and

authenticate the user based on the drawn security picture and the comparison of the modeled curve for the user drawn security
picture and the modeled pre-determined curve.

US Pat. No. 9,642,215

OPTICAL SENSORS THAT COMPENSATE FOR AMBIENT LIGHT AND INTERFERENCE LIGHT

INTERSIL AMERICAS LLC, M...

1. A method for use with an optical sensor including a light detector, the optical sensor for use with a light source that
may or may not be part of the optical sensor, the method comprising:
(a) selectively driving the light source to emit light;
(b) during a first period of time, during which the light source is not driven to emit light, using the light detector and
an ambient light detection analog-to-digital converter (ALD-ADC) to produce ambient light data primarily indicative of ambient
light detected by the light detector during the first period of time;

(c) during a second period of time, during a first portion of which the light source is driven at a first level to emit light,
during a second portion of which the light source is not driven to emit light, and during both the first and second portions
of which the ambient light data is converted to an analog ambient light compensation signal, using the light detector and
an interference light detection analog-to-digital converter (ILD-ADC) to produce interference light data primarily indicative
of interference light detected by the light detector during the second period of time; and

(d) during a third period of time, during a first portion of which the light source is driven at a second level to emit light,
during a second portion of which the light source is not driven to emit light, and during both the first and second portions
of which the ambient light data is converted to the analog ambient light compensation signal and a gained up version of the
interference light data is converted to an analog interference light compensation signal, using the light detector and a proximity
detection analog-to-digital converter (ProxD-ADC) to produce proximity data primarily indicative of a proximity of an object
relative to the optical sensor, with at least a majority of ambient light and interference light detected by the light detector
during the third period of time compensated for, wherein the second level is greater than the first level.

US Pat. No. 9,642,241

OPTIMAL MOUNTING OF A FLEXIBLE DISPLAY

Flexterra, Inc., Skokie,...

1. A method for mounting a flexible electronics component to a support structure, the method comprising:
bending the flexible electronics component to be aligned with a curved contour, the curved contour determined based on a flexibility
requirement of a product in which the flexible electronics component is to be integrated and based on one or more flexibility
constraints of the flexible electronics component;

bending the support structure to be aligned with the curved contour; and
adhering the bent flexible electronics component to the bent support structure to produce a flexible electronics assembly,
wherein the flexible electronics assembly maintains a strain distribution compliant with the one or more flexibility constraints
of the flexible electronics component when flexed according to the flexibility requirement of the product.

US Pat. No. 9,642,133

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A master communication apparatus comprising:
processing circuitry which, in operation, generates multiple slots for communicating synchronization messages, and allocates
the multiple slots to slave communication apparatuses, respectively, including at least first and second slave communication
apparatuses; and

communication circuitry which, in operation, establishes wired connections with the slave communication apparatuses, respectively;
communicates to the slave communication apparatuses slot allocation information indicative of which of the multiple slots
is allocated to which of the slave communication apparatuses; exchanges the synchronization messages with the first slave
communication apparatus, over the wired connection, using the slot allocated to the first slave communication apparatus wherein
the synchronization messages are usable for the first slave communication apparatus to correct a first internal clock; and
exchanges the synchronization messages with the second slave communication apparatus, over the wired connection using the
slot allocated to the second slave communication apparatus wherein the synchronization messages are usable for the second
slave communication apparatus to correct a second internal clock.

US Pat. No. 9,673,024

PARTICLE-OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND ARRANGEMENTS AND PARTICLE-OPTICAL COMPONENTS FOR SUCH SYSTEMS AND ARRANGEMENTS

Applied Materials Israel,...

1. A particle-optical arrangement, comprising:
at least one charged-particle source for generating at least one beam of charged particles;
at least one multi-aperture plate having a plurality of apertures formed in the multi-aperture plate, wherein the plurality
of apertures being arranged in a first pattern, wherein a plurality of charged-particle beamlets is formed from the beam of
charged particles downstream of the multi-aperture aperture plate;

a first focusing lens providing a focusing field in a first region between the charged-particle source and the multi-aperture
plate; and

a decelerating electrode providing a decelerating field in a second region in between the first focusing lens and the multi-aperture
plate, such that a kinetic energy of the charged particles passing the first focusing lens is higher than a kinetic energy
of the charged particles passing the multi-aperture plate.

US Pat. No. 9,642,294

TAPE FEEDER AND METHOD FOR MOVING A CARRIER TAPE TOWARDS A PICKING POSITION IN A COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

Micronic My Data AB, Tab...

1. A tape feeder, for use with a component mounting machine, or in a component tape magazine arranged to be loaded into the
component mounting machine, adapted to direct component tape in a linear movement towards a component pick position, the component
tape including a carrier tape, with compartments containing circuit board components, and a cover tape, comprising:
a tape feeder body comprising a first side and tape guide elements defining a tape guide path, the first side having an inner
surface;

a feeder wagon;
the feeder wagon comprising a feeder wagon body configured to be slidably mounted to the inner surface of the first side and
adapted for movement along a first path parallel to the tape guide path for movement between a first, pickup position and
a second, delivery position;

the feeder wagon further comprising a feeder head mounted to the feeder wagon body and which is (1) configured for movement
with the feeder wagon body as it moves along the first path, and (2) further configured for movement along a second path transverse
to the first path between a first, tape-engaged position and a second, tape-released position;

the feeder wagon comprising at least one driven interface through which the feeder wagon is configured to be moved along the
first path and through which the feeder head is configured to be moved along the second path; and

the feeder head comprising a tape-engaging element configured to be engageable with a component tape at the tape guide path
when the feeder head is in the tape-engaged position, wherein the feeder head is connected to the feeder wagon body by first
and second spring support arms, the spring support arms being configured for biasing the feeder head from the first, tape-engaged
position to the second, tape-released position.

US Pat. No. 9,642,219

ENVIRONMENT OPTIMIZATION FOR SPACE BASED ON PRESENCE AND ACTIVITIES

Steelcase Inc., Grand Ra...

1. A method for facilitating at least first and second different activities within a first space that includes a first set
of environmental control affordances including at least a first subset of lighting devices, the method comprising the steps
of:
monitoring for triggers associated with a sensor in a personal portable device within the first space;
when a trigger occurs:
(i) determining an experience specification corresponding to the trigger;
(ii) adjusting an environmental control affordance corresponding to the trigger.

US Pat. No. 9,641,561

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A SIP SERVER

METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD, ...

1. A method of managing network communications to a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) server capable of SIP processing using
a SIP stack based on a received data packet, the method comprising:
receiving, at an access control component programmatically located between an Internet Protocol (IP) processing component
and network processing component, in an IP stack and below the SIP stack, a data packet from a network device, the data packet
comprising data indicative of fragmentation information, transport protocol information and SIP data;

determining, at the access control component, from the data packet, whether the network device is a device recognized by the
SIP server; and

responsive to a determination that the network device is a device that is not recognized by the SIP server and before SIP
processing using the SIP stack:

determining, at the access control component, whether the data packet conforms to a permitted configuration, said permitted
configuration comprising at least that said data indicative of fragmentation information and transport protocol information
indicates an unfragmented User Datagram Protocol (UDP) packet and that at least a portion of data indicative of SIP data in
the received data packet matches a parsing rule based on data indicative of a REGISTER request,

discarding, at the access control component, the received data packet if it is determined that the data packet does not conform
to the permitted configuration, and

passing, at the access control component, the received data packet for SIP processing by the SIP stack if it is determined
that the data packet does conform to the permitted configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,669,925

AIR VEHICLE FLIGHT MECHANISM AND CONTROL METHOD FOR NON-SINUSOIDAL WING FLAPPING

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Mon...

1. A flapping wing driving apparatus, comprising:
at least one crank gear capstan rotatably coupled to a crank gear, the at least one crank gear capstan disposed radially offset
from a center of rotation of the crank gear;

a first wing capstan coupled to a first wing, the first wing capstan having a first variable-radius drive pulley portion;
and

a first drive linking member configured to drive the first wing capstan, the first drive linking member windably coupled between
the first variable-radius drive pulley portion and one of the at least one crank gear capstan;

wherein the first wing capstan is configured to non-constantly, angularly rotate responsive to a constant angular rotation
of the crank gear.

US Pat. No. 9,668,514

SYNTHESIS AND INCORPORATION OF HIGH-TEMPERATURE AMMONIA-RELEASE AGENT IN LIT-END CIGARETTES

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A cigarette wrapper, comprising:
a web;
an optional web-filler material; and
at least one high-temperature ammonia-release agent supported on at least one of the web and the web-filler material, wherein
the at least one high-temperature ammonia-release agent is selected from the group consisting of an ammonium iron pyrophosphate
comprising ammonium iron (III) pyrophosphate, a metal ammine complex, hydrates and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,642,280

SERVER

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A server for accommodating a plurality of first expansion cards, the server comprising:
a housing;
a half-width motherboard disposed in the housing;
a connector disposed at a side edge of the half-width motherboard for connecting with one of the first expansion cards;
a dual-sided riser card electrically connected with the half-width motherboard for connecting with another two of the first
expansion cards, the dual-sided riser card being substantially perpendicularly disposed at the half-width motherboard and
being disposed beside the connector, wherein the projection of one of the first expansion cards connected with the dual-sided
riser card and the projection of the first expansion card connected with the connector are overlapped at the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,642,275

POWER MODULE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A power module comprising:
a power module substrate that has a circuit layer arranged on one surface of an insulating layer; and
a semiconductor device that is bonded to one surface of the circuit layer,
wherein a copper layer composed of copper or a copper alloy is formed on the surface of the circuit layer to which the semiconductor
device is bonded,

a solder layer that is formed by using a solder material is formed between the circuit layer and the semiconductor device,
an average crystal grain size which is measured by EBSD measurement in a region having a thickness of up to 30 ?m from the
surface of the circuit layer in the solder layer is within a range of 0.1 to 10 ?m,

the solder layer has a composition that contains Sn as a main component, 0.01 to 1.0% by mass of Ni, and 0.1 to 5.0% by mass
of Cu, and

a thermal resistance increase rate when a power cycle is loaded 100,000 times under conditions of a conduction duration of
5 seconds and a temperature difference of 80° C. is less than 10% in a power cycle test.

US Pat. No. 9,673,963

MULTI-PROTOCOLS AND MULTI-DATA RATES COMMUNICATIONS

Keyssa Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A method for generating a data signal and a clock signal, the method comprising:
receiving an input data signal transmitted without a reference clock signal;
generating, by a clock regeneration loop and based on the input data signal, an output reference clock signal having an adjustable
clock frequency that matches a data rate of the input data signal;

generating, by a data detection loop and based on the input data signal, a phase offset control signal for adjusting a phase
of a clock signal that samples the input data signal;

generating, by the data detection loop and based on the phase offset control signal, a sampled input data signal;
storing, by an elastic buffer, an overflowing portion or an under-flowing portion of the sampled input data signal resulting
from a frequency difference between the output reference clock signal and the sampled input data signal; and

generating, by the elastic buffer and based on the stored overflowing portion or the under-flowing portion of the sampled
input data signal, an output data signal that aligns with the output reference clock signal,

wherein the data detection loop includes a delay locked loop, a phase interpolator, and a phase detector,
wherein generating the phase offset control signal further comprises:
generating, by the delay locked loop and based on the output reference clock signal, a phase-locked clock signal;
generating, by the phase interpolator and based on the phase-locked clock signal and the phase offset control signal from
the phase detector, a phase-adjusted clock signal;

determining, by the phase detector, a phase difference between the phase-adjusted clock signal and the input data signal;
and

adjusting, by the phase detector and based on the phase difference, the phase offset control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,669,357

METHOD FOR OXIDIZING CARBON MONOXIDE

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method for oxidizing a carbon monoxide component of a gas to carbon dioxide comprising contacting said gas to supported
catalyst particles comprising catalyst particles supported in and/or on electrically conductive support particles of a partially
reduced oxide of a transition metal comprising a Magnéli phase selected from the group consisting of titanium, vanadium, zirconium,
niobium, molybdenum, and mixtures thereof, wherein said supported particles act in synergy with said catalyst particles for
the catalytic combustion of carbon monoxide.

US Pat. No. 9,641,362

N-WIRE TWO-LEVEL DIGITAL INTERFACE

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A receiver comprising:
N input terminals, where N is any integer exceeding two;
a common node; and
N detection stages, each of the N detection stages including:
a resistive element, each of the resistive elements coupled between the common node and a respective one of the N input terminals;
and

a comparator, each of the comparators having a first input coupled directly to a respective one of the N input terminals and
a second input coupled directly to the common node, wherein the resistive element of each of the N detection stages has a
same resistance value.

US Pat. No. 9,638,626

NEPHELOMETRIC TURBIDIMETER VIAL ARRANGEMENT

HACH LANGE GMBH, Berlin ...

1. A nephelometric turbidimeter vial arrangement comprising:
a vial comprising,
a transparent cylindrical vial body configured to enclose a vial interior,
a bottom inlet window, and
a top vial opening configured to be circular; and
a separate vial cap comprising a light trap cavity, an outer circumferential wall, an inner circumferential wall, and radial
ribs, the outer circumferential wall being connected to the inner circumferential wall via the radial ribs, the separate vial
cap being configured to close the top vial opening, the light trap cavity comprising an inner surface which comprises a light
absorbing surface, the light trap cavity being configured to be open to the vial interior.

US Pat. No. 9,642,291

EMI PROOF SERVER CHASSIS

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. An EMI-proof server chassis for preventing EMI on an electronic component, comprising:
a chassis, comprising:
a connection portion, connected to the chassis;
a first engagement portion and a second engagement portion, connected to the connection portion, and disposed on two sides
of the connection portion, the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are prolonged along a prolonged
direction and substantially opposite to each other; and

a double aperture flexible piece, shaped as a curvature plate, the double aperture flexible piece having a first aperture
and a second aperture on two sides, wherein the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion are engaged to
the first aperture and the second aperture respectively, and a portion of the double aperture flexible piece between the first
aperture and the second aperture is curved toward the electronic component, and contact with the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,642,213

LIGHTING DEVICE OPERATING AT DIFFERENT POWER LEVELS

Richard d. Ashoff, Newpo...

1. A method comprising:
installing a lighting device in a container including a ballast, the lighting device comprising at least a single inseparable
structure being at least one of a T2, T3, T4, T5, T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, T11, T12, T13, T14, T15, T16, T17, T26, T29, or T38
bulb that includes a first segment and a second segment, the first segment comprising a first lighting source that comprises
a fluorescent light, the second segment comprising a second lighting source that comprises one or more light emitting diodes,
the lighting device configured to be powered by the ballast, the lighting device enclosing an electronic component to reduce
power generated by the ballast, the single inseparable structure further including a microprocessor configured to receive
one or more instructions from a computing server operably coupled to the microprocessor via a communication network, the microprocessor
configured to selectively activate at least one of the first lighting source and the second lighting source in response to
the one or more instructions;

activating the second lighting source;
detecting motion using a detector located within the single inseparable structure; and
activating, based on the detecting of the motion, the first lighting source.

US Pat. No. 9,642,142

RECEPTION DEVICE AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:
control circuitry which, in operation,
allocates an unconfigured carrier indicator field value (CIF value) to a component carrier identification index of a component
carrier that is newly added to one or more component carriers, wherein a correspondence relationship between CIF values and
component carrier identification indexes is maintained and the CIF values are respectively assigned to the component carriers,
and

deletes a CIF value of a component carrier that is deleted; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits configuration information indicative of the added or deleted component carrier
to a terminal apparatus, the configuration information including the CIF value and the component carrier identification index
of the newly added component carrier and the component carrier identification index of the deleted component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,673,349

STRINGING DEVICE AND STRINGING METHOD AS WELL AS PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE MANUFACTURING DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A stringing device for electrically connecting electrodes formed respectively in photovoltaic cells via a conductive member,
comprising:
a number one joining unit which joins a first photovoltaic cell supplied with its light receiving surface facing up to a first
conductive member;

a number two joining unit which joins a second photovoltaic cell supplied with its light receiving surface facing down to
a second conductive member;

a number one cell conveyance unit and a number two cell conveyance unit which convey respectively in the X direction the first
photovoltaic cell joined to the first conductive member and the second photovoltaic cell joined to the second conductive member;

a number one cell stand and a number two cell stand provided respectively next to the number one and number two cell conveyance
units;

a moving device which moves one of the first photovoltaic and second photovoltaic cells conveyed by one of the number one
and number two cell conveyance units to one of the number one and number two cell stands; and

an inverting-and-moving device which rotates around an axis line parallel to the X direction to move and invert the other
one of the first photovoltaic and second photovoltaic cells conveyed by the other of the number one and number two cell conveyance
units to the other of the number one and number two cell stands.

US Pat. No. 9,673,149

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Hannstar Display (Nanjing...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a transparent substrate having a display region and an non-display region;
forming a gate and at least an alignment mark coplanarly on the transparent substrate, wherein the gate is located in the
display region and the alignment mark is located in the non-display region;

forming a gate insulation layer to cover the gate and cover the alignment mark and prevent the alignment mark from being etched;
forming an oxide semiconductor layer on the gate insulation layer and above the gate; and
forming an etching stop layer above the gate and the alignment mark to cover the alignment mark and prevent the alignment
mark from being etched.

US Pat. No. 9,669,980

FEEDER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A feeder management system of a component mounting apparatus that performs a mounting operation of a tape supplier on a
slot of a feeder body including a plurality of slots in a state where a tape feeder is set on a feeder set stand of the component
mounting apparatus, comprising:
a tape feeder that is configured such that a plurality of tape suppliers that guide a plurality of component supply tapes
pulled out from a plurality of tape reels to a component pick-up position are individually and detachably mounted on the plurality
of slots of the feeder body, each of the plurality of tape suppliers including a handle section, the handle section including
a position pin on a front end portion of the handle section that is configured to be inserted in a position hole of the feeder
body when mounted and the handle section including a detected section on a upper surface of the handle section;

a component identification information recording section which is provided in the tape reel and in which component identification
information identifying a component stored in the component supply tape wound around the tape reel is recorded or stored;

an instruction display section that is provided respectively in the plurality of slots of the feeder body and that instructs
displaying of which slot on which the tape supplier is to be mounted is instructed to an operator;

component identification information reading means for reading the component identification information from the component
identification information recording section of the tape reel;

display switching means for allowing the instruction display section to display the instruction of the slot that is to be
mounted among the plurality of slots based on the component identification information read by the component identification
information reading means;

mounting confirmation means for confirming on which slot the tape supplier is mounted in the instruction display section by
detecting the detected section when the positioning pin is inserted into the positioning hole; and

collating means for determining whether or not the component in which the component identification information is read in
the component identification information reading means is supplied from a correct slot by comparing the slot confirmed by
the mounting confirmation means to the slot displayed by the instruction display section.

US Pat. No. 9,642,249

RESIN COMPOSITION, PREPREG, AND SUBSTRATE EMPLOYING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A resin composition, comprising:
a polyphenylene ether compound; and
a bismaleimide compound, wherein the polyphenylene ether compound has a Formula (I), of:

wherein, X is

R is H, or C1-6 alkyl group;

Y is independently a moiety prepared by polymerizing at least two different phenols; and
Z is independently H, acryloyl group, allyl group, vinylbenzyl group, epoxypropyl group, methacryloyl group, propargyl group,
or cyanoallyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,640,889

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING ELECTRICAL CONTACTS THAT INCLUDE A PRECIOUS METAL PLATING

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a connector housing configured to engage a mating connector during a mating operation; and
a plurality of electrical contacts coupled to the connector housing, each of the electrical contacts including a proximal
base coupled to the connector housing and an elongated body that extends from the proximal base to a distal end, the elongated
body including an outer plating that comprises a precious metal, the outer plating forming interstitial regions that define
an array of cavities, the interstitial regions forming an exterior surface of the corresponding electrical contact that engages
a corresponding contact of the mating connector during the mating operation, wherein the exterior surface for each of the
plurality of electrical contacts is shaped to permit the corresponding contact of the mating connector to wipe along the exterior
surface in a direction from the distal end toward the proximal base such that the corresponding contact slides over at least
some of the cavities during the mating operation.

US Pat. No. 9,674,993

FLAME RETARDANT, ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE MATERIALS AND RELATED METHODS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A flame retardant, electrically conductive adhesive material suitable for use as tape and comprising:
a layer of electrically conductive adhesive that is free of flame retardant;
a layer of electrically conductive fabric on the layer of electrically conductive adhesive; and
a flame retardant coating on the layer of electrically conductive fabric, the coating including a carbon-containing resin;
wherein the flame retardant, electrically conductive adhesive material is able to achieve a UL flame rating; and
wherein:
the flame retardant coating including the carbon-containing resin is the sole flame retardant included in the flame retardant,
electrically conductive adhesive material; and/or

the flame retardant, electrically conductive adhesive material has a z-axis resistance of 0.007 ohms or less, and/or a surface
resistivity of 0.07 ohms per square or less, and/or a peel adhesion of at least 1.6 pounds per inch width or higher.

US Pat. No. 9,642,171

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LOW-OVERHEAD WIRELESS BEACONS HAVING COMPRESSED NETWORK IDENTIFIERS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

16. A method of communicating in a wireless network, comprising:
receiving, at a wireless device associated with a network having a network identifier, a compressed beacon comprising a shortened
network identifier field and a CRC field, the CRC field allowing identification of transmission errors in the compressed beacon,
the shortened network identifier field comprising a received shortened network identifier wherein the CRC field is different
than the shortened network identifier field;

creating an expected shortened network identifier based on the network identifier of the network associated with the wireless
device, wherein creating the expected shortened network identifier comprises computing another cyclic redundancy check (CRC)
on the network identifier;

comparing the expected shortened network identifier to the received shortened network identifier;
discarding the compressed beacon when the expected shortened network identifier does not match the received shortened network
identifier; and

processing the compressed beacon when the expected shortened network identifier matches the received shortened network identifier,
wherein the expected shortened network identifier is shorter than the network identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,642,232

SILICON BASED ION EMITTER ASSEMBLY

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

19. An apparatus, comprising:
a silicon based non-metallic ion emitter configured with a tip, a taper, a shaft, and a tail;
wherein the taper is between the tip and the shaft;
wherein the shaft is between the taper and the tail;
wherein the silicon based non-metallic ion emitter comprises more than 72.00% silicon by weight and less than 99.99% silicon
by weight; and

wherein the silicon based non-metallic ion emitter comprises at least a portion of treated surface of the shaft or/and tail
with a higher electrical conductivity or a lower resistivity than the taper and tip.

US Pat. No. 9,641,795

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REFRAMING AND ENCODING A VIDEO SIGNAL

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A method for reframing an original video signal, followed by an encoding of the reframed video signal, the method comprising:
computing a saliency map for a current picture of said original video signal, said saliency map representing a user attention
map;

providing a macroblock coding efficiency cost map for said current picture of said original video signal;
selecting a candidate reframing window size and position within said current picture of said original video signal;
using in combination said saliency map and said macroblock coding efficiency cost map for determining in said original video
signal a different position and/or size of the reframing window, for which different position and/or size the coding cost
for said reframed video signal are smaller than the coding cost for said candidate reframing window size and position;

encoding said corresponding reframed video signal.

US Pat. No. 9,635,942

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:
a first rail defining a first passage along a first direction;
a second rail movably connected to the first rail;
a bracket connected to an end of the first rail and extended from the end of the first rail along the first direction; and
a supporting base movably arranged on the bracket and movable along the first direction relative to the bracket, the supporting
base comprising a first supporting portion defining a supporting passage corresponding to the first passage, the supporting
base configured to allow the second rail to move into the supporting passage, wherein the first passage and the supporting
passage are located at different positions along the first direction without overlapping each other.

US Pat. No. 9,670,212

INHIBITORS OF PI3K-DELTA AND METHODS OF THEIR USE AND MANUFACTURE

Exelixis, Inc., South Sa...

1. A compound of Formula II-B1 or II-B2

or a stereoisomer or mixture of stereoisomers thereof, optionally as a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
Y is absent or is a (C1-C6)alkylene wherein up to two carbon atoms of the (C1-C6)alkylene are replaced by O, NH, N—(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH—(C?O)—, —N(C1-C6)alkyl-(C?O)—, or —(C?O)—;

Z is absent or is NH, N(C1-C6)alkyl, NH(C1-C6)alkylene, —NH—(C?O)—, —N(C1-C6)alkyl-(C?O)—, S, SO, SO2, or O;

R1 is halo, hydroxy, cyano, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl,
(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkyl-OH, NH2, —NH—(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH—((C1-C6)alkyl)2, —NH—(C?O)—R5, —(C?O)NR6R7, or —NH—(SO2)—R8;

R2 is NH2, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl,


R5 is H, (C1-C6)alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally
substituted heteroaryl;

R6 and R7 are each independently H, (C1-C6)alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally
substituted heteroaryl, or R6 and R7, together with the atoms to which they are attached, can be taken together to form an optionally substituted 3, 4, 5, 6,
or 7-membered ring;

R8 is (C1-C6)alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally
substituted heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 9,642,271

CORD CONTAINMENT DEVICE

1. A cord containment device comprising:
a. an oval puck shaped container,
b. a surface within the container and a side wall extending from the surface;
c. a plurality of cord guides over the surface, wherein the cord guides shorter than the side wall and adapted to enable the
weaving of a cord through the container;

d. a plurality of inlet/outlets around the sidewall; and
e. a plurality of ports aligned between the plurality of inlet/outlets, wherein the ports are adapted to allow the flow of
air and any moisture/water through the containment device is used.

US Pat. No. 9,673,578

CABLE-MOUNTED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an outer contact extending along a longitudinal axis between a front end and a rear end, the outer contact having a terminating
segment that extends to the rear end, the terminating segment configured to engage and be surrounded by a conductive layer
of a cable to electrically connect the outer contact to the cable, the terminating segment being cylindrical and defining
a chamber therethrough that is configured to receive one or more wires of the cable therein, the terminating segment having
a smooth inner surface that defines a contour of the chamber, the terminating segment having a crosshatch pattern along an
outer surface that is opposite to the smooth inner surface, the crosshatch pattern including multiple grooves extending parallel
to one another and multiple cross-grooves extending parallel to one another, the cross-grooves intersecting the grooves to
define multiple raised panels along the outer surface, the raised panels configured to be pressed into an inner surface of
the conductive layer of the cable to secure and electrically connect the outer contact to the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,673,022

REVIEW OF SUSPECTED DEFECTS USING ONE OR MORE REFERENCE DIES

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system for reviewing a wafer, the system comprising:
a memory unit configured to store information about locations of a set of suspected defects that are located at multiple dice
of the wafer;

electron optics configured to obtain images of reference elements located within a first reference die of the wafer;
a processor configured to:
compare a first sub-set of suspected defects to a first sub-set of reference elements to provide a first evaluation result;
and

select, in response to the first evaluation result, a source of a second sub-set of reference elements;
wherein the electron optics are further configured to obtain images of a second sub-set of reference elements that are located
within a second reference die of the wafer when it is determined that the second reference die is the source of the second
sub-set of reference elements; and

wherein the processor is further configured to compare a second sub-set of suspected defects to the second sub-set of reference
elements to provide a second evaluation result.

US Pat. No. 9,642,233

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR GENERATING A JET OF FLUID, METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSFORMING THE JET INTO A PLASMA, AND USES OF SAID SYSTEM

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, Pal...

1. A method for generating a pulsed jet of fluid comprising:
generating, with a solenoid valve, under a pressure of at least 400 bars, and a nozzle pipe mounted on an outlet aperture
of the solenoid valve, a pulsed jet of fluid with submillimetric dimensions and an atomic density of more than 1020 atoms-cm?3, wherein the solenoid valve includes

a solenoid,
a mobile element for opening and closing a channel for the passage of the fluid through the solenoid valve, wherein the mobile
element

is displaceable perpendicularly to the channel, in opening the channel, in response a magnetic field produced by the solenoid,
and

closes the channel in response to pressure from the fluid, and
a wall of a magnetizable material around the channel and having an asymmetry at the mobile element, and the method further
includes energizing the solenoid, thereby producing an asymmetrical magnetic field having a component oriented perpendicular
to the channel, displacing the mobile element, and opening the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,673,536

OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS, ANTENNA SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MAKING OMNIDIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. An antenna comprising:
at least two feeds that are triangular, step-shaped, and/or tapering;
at least one open side defined between the at least two feeds;
a feed point between and/or connected to the at least two feeds; and
shorting legs for mechanical support and electrically coupling to a ground plane;
wherein the at least two feeds comprise a first triangular tapering feed and a second triangular tapering feed generally opposing
the first triangular tapering feed;

wherein:
the first triangular tapering feed comprises first and second slanted edge portions such that a width of the first triangular
tapering feed tapers in a direction towards the feed point whereby the width of the first triangular tapering feed is narrowest
at or adjacent the feed point; and

the second triangular tapering feed comprises third and fourth slanted edge portions such that a width of the second triangular
tapering feed tapers in a direction towards the feed point whereby the width of the second triangular tapering feed is narrowest
at or adjacent the feed point.

US Pat. No. 9,669,238

RADIOTHERAPEUTIC APPARATUS

Elekta AB (publ), Stockh...

1. A radiotherapeutic system comprising:
a patient support;
a magnetic resonance examination system with magnetic coils disposed around the patient support for creating a magnetic field
therewithin and configured for detecting magnetic resonance signals and deriving images therefrom;

a radiotherapeutic radiation source producing a beam of radiotherapeutic radiation directed toward the patient support and
mounted on a rotatable support thereby to rotate the radiation source around the patient support, and

a slip ring located around the patient support and configured to convey electrical power provided from a base to the radiation
source, wherein the slip ring includes at least one electrical interruption formed by at least one non-conductive section
in the slip ring, and the rotatable support includes at least one brush contact arranged to contact the slip ring, wherein
the at least one electrical interruption provides only one path of current along the slip ring from the base to which current
is being supplied to the brush so as to prevent a stray magnetic field generated by rotation of the rotatable support around
the slip ring from interfering with images produced by the magnetic resonance examination system;

a control apparatus coupled to the radiotherapeutic radiation source, wherein the control apparatus is configured to control
the radiotherapeutic radiation source and to perform at least one of:

i. de-activating the magnetic resonance examination system while the at least one brush contact is crossing the at least one
non-conductive section, and

ii. preventing the magnetic resonance examination system from acquiring or using imaging data while the at least one brush
contact is crossing the at least one non-conductive section.

US Pat. No. 9,642,293

MULTILAYER CASING DEVICE FOR ATTENUATING ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

1. A multilayer casing device for attenuating electromagnetic waves, made of at least one textile material and of at least
one metallic material, comprising a superimposition provided with at least, successively:
a textile first layer at least partly in wool or cotton;
a second layer made of a ferromagnetic material;
a textile third layer at least partly in wool or cotton;
a fourth layer made of metallic diamagnetic material made at least in part of copper;
a textile fifth layer at least partly in wool or cotton;
a sixth layer made of a ferromagnetic material; and
a textile seventh layer at least partly in wool or cotton.

US Pat. No. 9,642,091

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PUSCH/PUCCH POWER SCALING CONSIDERING DUAL CONNECTIVITY IN POWER LIMITED STATE

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB...

1. A method of controlling transmit power of an uplink channel to be transmitted from a User Equipment (UE), the UE being
capable of configuring dual connectivity, the method comprising:
establishing, by a Master evolved NodeB (MeNB), a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection with the UE through a primary serving
cell, the MeNB being associated with a Master Cell Group (MCG) including one or more serving cells configurable for the UE;

establishing, by a Secondary eNB (SeNB), a connection with the UE, the SeNB being associated with a Secondary Cell Group (SCG)
including one or more serving cells configurable for the UE;

transmitting, by the MeNB to the UE, an RRC message through the primary serving cell, the RRC message comprising carrier aggregation
(CA) configuration information, and the CA configuration information comprising information of one or more secondary serving
cells to be aggregated according to a CA configuration, and the one or more serving cells being included in at least one of
the MCG and the SCG;

determining an uplink channel to be received from the UE through a serving cell of the MCG in subframe i, and determining
an uplink channel to be received from the UE through a serving cell of the SCG in the subframe i;

determining an output power threshold in the subframe i, which is associated with a transmit power reduction for at least
one of the uplink channel determined to be received through the serving cell of the MCG and the uplink channel determined
to be received through the serving cell of the SCG in the subframe i; and

receiving the uplink channel from the UE through the serving cell of the MCG in subframe i, and receiving the uplink channel
from the UE through the serving cell of the SCG in subframe i.

US Pat. No. 9,640,289

STORAGE SYSTEM FOR NUCLEAR FUEL

Holtec International

1. A storage capsule for nuclear fuel rods, the capsule comprising:
an elongated body defining a vertical centerline axis, the body comprising an open top end, a bottom end, and sidewalls extending
between the top and bottom ends;

an internal cavity formed within the body;
a lid attached to and closing the top end of the body;
an array of axially extending fuel rod storage tubes disposed in the cavity;
an upper tubesheet and a lower tubesheet, the upper and lower tubesheets supporting a top end and a bottom end of each storage
tube;

a top plenum formed between the lid and upper tubesheet, and a bottom plenum formed between the lower tubesheet and the bottom
end of the capsule; and

a central drain tube extending parallel to the vertical centerline axis between the upper and lower tubesheets, the drain
tube in fluid communication with the bottom plenum;

wherein each storage tube has a transverse cross section configured and dimensioned to hold no more than one fuel rod;
wherein the central drain tube is fluidly isolated from the top plenum by a sealing assembly fluidly coupled between a top
end of the drain tube and the lid.

US Pat. No. 9,638,105

TURBINE ENGINE INCORPORATING THERMOELECTRIC GENERATORS

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. A front-fan turbojet engine comprising:
at least one fluid circuit and an air/fluid heat exchanger by which fluid is cooled by air external to the turbojet engine;
and

a splitter splitting a flow downstream of a fan between a primary flow and a secondary flow, the splitter presenting a substantially
triangular cross section and including an upstream annular edge line forming a leading edge, an outer wall portion extending
downstream from the leading edge which radially internally delimits an upstream portion of a flow path of the secondary flow,
and an inner wall portion extending downstream from the leading edge which radially externally delimits an upstream portion
of a flow path of the primary flow, the outer and inner wall portions delimiting a space in which the heat exchanger is housed,
and outlet guide vanes being provided on the outer wall portion, the outlet guide vanes extending radially between the outer
wall portion and a casing surrounding blades of the fan,

wherein the heat exchanger includes an enclosure through which the fluid to be cooled flows, the enclosure being arranged
between two mutually parallel walls along an internal surface of the outer wall portion and an internal surface of the inner
wall portion,

wherein the heat exchanger is associated with a thermoelectric generator comprising a first thermal exchange surface and a
second thermal exchange surface, of which the first thermal exchange surface is in thermal contact with the secondary flow
and the second thermal exchange surface is in thermal contact with one of the walls of the enclosure of the heat exchanger,
the first thermal exchange surface forming a wall element of the splitter at an external surface of the outer wall portion
of the splitter.

US Pat. No. 9,638,057

AUGMENTED COOLING SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A cooling system comprising:
a component having an inner wall and an outer wall spaced apart from one another;
a plurality of pedestals extending between the inner and outer walls;
a plurality of inner trip strips projecting from the inner wall towards the outer wall at a predetermined height;
a plurality of outer trip strips projecting from the outer wall towards the inner wall at a predetermined height,
wherein one of either the plurality of inner trip strips or the plurality of outer trip strips extends between adjacent pedestals;
at least one inlet through aperture formed in the inner wall of the component operable for transporting a cooling fluid into
a space between the inner and outer walls of the component; and

a plurality of outlet through apertures formed in the outer wall of the component operable for transporting the cooling fluid
out of the space between the inner and the outer walls of the component;

wherein one or both of: the at least one inlet through aperture is located in an inner well bounded on all sides by a number
of the plurality of the inner trip strips, and, at least one of the plurality of outlet through apertures is located in an
outer well bounded on all sides by a number of the plurality of outer trip strips.

US Pat. No. 9,673,728

CONVERTER ARRANGEMENT WITH A CAPACITANCE

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A converter arrangement comprising:
a first rectifier having an AC input and a DC output with two DC output poles;
a capacitance connected between the DC output poles of the first rectifier;
a second rectifier having an AC input with two AC input poles and a DC output with two DC output poles, wherein the DC output
of the second rectifier is connected between the DC output poles of the first rectifier; and

a magnetic amplifier having at least one control winding and at least one AC winding, wherein an alternating current through
the at least one AC winding is controlled by a direct current through the at least one control winding and wherein the at
least one control winding of the magnetic amplifier is connected between the DC output poles of the first rectifier;

wherein the at least one AC winding of the magnetic amplifier is connected in series with the AC input of the second rectifier.

US Pat. No. 9,673,023

SYSTEM FOR DISCHARGING AN AREA THAT IS SCANNED BY AN ELECTRON BEAM

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system for imaging an object, the system comprising:
electron optics configured to scan a first area of the object with at least one electron beam; wherein the electron optics
comprise a first electrode;

a metal mirror coupled to the first electrode; and
light optics configured to illuminate at least the metal mirror with a beam of light, the metal mirror arranged to direct
the beam of light towards the object, thereby causing an emission of electrons between the first electrode and the object.

US Pat. No. 9,670,208

SERINE/THREONINE KINASE INHIBITORS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a stereoisomer, tautomer or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X1 is N;

X2 is selected from CH and N;

R1 is selected from (a) C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, ORa, NRbRc, oxo, CN, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and a 3 to 7 membered heterocycle; (b) C3-C7 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, ORa, CN and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen and ORd; (c) phenyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, ORa, CN, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen and ORd; (d) a 3 to 7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently
selected from halogen, ORa, oxo, CN, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen and ORd; (e) a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, ORe, oxide, CN, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen, oxo and ORd; and (f) a 7 to 10 membered bicyclic heterocycle optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from
halogen, ORa, oxo, CN, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halogen and ORd;

R2 is selected from (a) hydrogen; (b) C1-C12 alkyl optionally substituted by one to eight Rf groups; (c) C2-C12 alkenyl optionally substituted by one to eight Rf groups; (d) ORg; (e) C3-C7 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one to six groups selected from halogen; OH; C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen, OH or phenyl optionally substituted with halogen; C(?O)O(C1-C3 alkyl), wherein the alkyl may be optionally substituted with halogen or OH; and phenyl optionally substituted with halogen;
(f) phenyl optionally substituted with one to four groups selected from halogen, C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen, OH or methoxy, and phenoxy optionally substituted with halogen, OH or methoxy;
(g) 4 to 7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclyl containing one to three heteroatoms selected from N, O
and S, wherein the heterocyclyl may be optionally substituted with one to four Rh groups; (h) a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the heteroaryl
may be optionally substituted with one to four Ri groups; and (i) a 9 to 10 membered bicyclic heterocyclyl containing one to three heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein
the heterocyclyl may be optionally substituted with one to four Rh groups;

R3 is selected from hydrogen and halogen;

R4 is selected from hydrogen and halogen;

each Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd and Re are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;

each Rf is independently selected from (a) halogen; (b) CN; (c) oxo; (d) ORj; (e) SRk; (f) S(O)Rk; (g) S(O)2Rk; (h) NR mRn; (i) C3-C6 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one to three Rp groups; (j) phenyl optionally substituted by one to four Rq groups; (k) a 4 to 7 membered saturated or partially unsaturated heterocyclyl containing one to three heteroatoms selected
from N, O and S, wherein the heterocyclyl may be optionally substituted with one to three groups selected from halogen, oxo
and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen; (l) a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from
N, O and S, wherein the heteroaryl may be optionally substituted by one to three Rs groups; (m) C7-C10 bicyclic cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one to three groups selected from halogen and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen; (n) a 9 to 10 membered bicyclic heterocyclyl containing one to three heteroatoms
selected from N, O and S, wherein the bicyclic heterocyclyl may be optionally substituted with one to three groups selected
from halogen and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen; (o) a 9 to 10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected
from N, O and S, wherein the bicyclic heteroaryl is substituted with one to three groups selected from halogen, CN and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen; and (p) adamantanyl;

Rg is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl and phenyl, wherein the alkyl, cycloalkyl and phenyl may be optionally substituted with halogen;

each Rh is selected from halogen; OH; C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with one to three groups selected from halogen, OH, CN, methoxy, oxo, cyclopropyl and phenyl
optionally substituted by one to three groups selected from halogen, CN, methyl and methoxy; C1-C3 alkoxy optionally substituted by halogen or OH; oxo; phenyl optionally substituted with one to three groups selected from
halogen, OH, CN, methyl and methoxy; phenoxy wherein the phenoxy optionally substituted with one to three groups selected
from halogen, OH, CN, methyl and methoxy; and a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from
N, O and S, wherein the heteroaryl may be optionally substituted by one to four groups selected from halogen, OH, CN, methyl
and methoxy;

each Ri is selected from halogen; OH; C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with one to three groups selected from halogen, OH, CN, methoxy, oxo, cyclopropyl and phenyl
optionally substituted by one to three groups selected from halogen, CN, methyl and methoxy; C1-C3 alkoxy optionally substituted by halogen or OH; phenyl optionally substituted with one to three groups selected from halogen,
OH, CN, methyl and methoxy; benzyl optionally substituted with one to three groups selected from halogen, OH, CN, methyl and
methoxy; and a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the heteroaryl
may be optionally substituted by one to four groups selected from halogen, OH, CN, methyl and methoxy;

each Rj is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, cyclopropyl and phenyl, wherein the alkyl and phenyl may be optionally substituted with halogen;

each Rk is independently selected from C1-C4 alkyl, C5 cycloalkyl, phenyl and benzyl, wherein the phenyl may be optionally substituted with halogen;

each Rm and Rn are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C2 alkyl and phenyl, wherein the alkyl may be substituted with oxo or phenyl substituted with halogen, and wherein the phenyl
may be substituted with halogen;

each Rp is independently selected from halogen, ORt, cyclopropyl and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen;

each Rq is independently selected from halogen, CN, ORu, SRu, C3-C6 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with halogen, and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen;

each Rs is independently selected from halogen, CN, ORw, C1-C3 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, phenyl and benzyl, wherein the alkyl, cycloalkyl, phenyl and benzyl may be optionally substituted with one to
three groups selected from halogen and methyl;

each Rt is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen;

each Ru is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen; and

each Rw is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen.

US Pat. No. 9,669,871

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DRIVER ASSISTANCE DEVICE FOR AUTONOMOUSLY DRIVING A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

14. A motor vehicle comprising:
a driver assistance device for autonomously driving the motor vehicle,
wherein the driver assistance device is switchable between an automatic drive mode and a manual drive mode and comprises:
a control device adapted to output control signals at least to a steering device of the motor vehicle in the automatic drive
mode and to autonomously control a steering angle of the motor vehicle, and

wherein in the manual drive mode the steering angle is manually controllable by a driver by operating a steering wheel of
the motor vehicle, and

a lighting device, wherein the control device is adapted to control the lighting device upon switching the driver assistance
device at least in one switching direction from one of the drive modes into the other drive mode for generating a moving light
along a predetermined lighting path in a movement direction associated with the switching direction.

US Pat. No. 9,642,204

DIMMABLE MULTICHANNEL DRIVER FOR SOLID STATE LIGHT SOURCES

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method, comprising:
determining if a first solid state light source load driven by a first drive circuit is illuminated based on a voltage corresponding
to the voltage across the first solid state light source load generated in a feedback and control circuit; and

controlling, via a master controller, the first drive circuit and a second drive circuit, such that:
the first drive circuit is controlled based on the voltage corresponding to the voltage across the first solid state light
source load by adjusting a reference voltage in the feedback and control circuit, wherein adjusting the reference voltage
comprises adjusting a first pulse width modulation (PWM) signal provided to the feedback and control circuit to generate the
reference voltage; and

the second drive circuit drives a second solid state light source load and is controlled by providing a second PWM signal
from the master controller, wherein the second PWM signal has a second duty cycle determined based on a dimmer sense voltage;

wherein a current through the second solid state light source load is set, via the controlled second drive circuit, to a value
less than a current through the first solid state light source load, such that light emitted by the first solid state light
source load and the second solid state light source load is combined to result in a desired color temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,640,868

WIDEBAND ANTENNA AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Wistron NeWeb Corporation...

1. A wideband antenna, comprising:
a first radiator formed as a part of a metal frame for resonating a first signal component of a radio-frequency signal;
a second radiator disposed within an area enclosed by the metal frame for resonating a second signal component of the radio-frequency
signal, comprising:

a first arm electrically connected to a feed terminal and extending from the feed terminal along a first direction; and
a second arm having one end electrically connected to the first arm, another end opened, and extending along a second direction,
wherein the first direction is perpendicular to the second direction;

a first parasitic radiator comprising:
a third arm electrically connected to a ground and extending from the ground along the first direction, wherein the first
arm is disposed between the third arm and the first radiator; and

a fourth arm having one end electrically connected to the third arm, another end opened, and extending from the third arm
along the second direction, and disposed between the third arm and the second arm;

a second parasitic radiator electrically connected to the ground, extending from the ground along the first direction, and
disposed between the first arm and the first radiator; and

the feed terminal electrically connected to the second radiator for feeding the radio-frequency signal;
wherein there is a distance between the first and second radiators such that a coupling effect is induced between the first
and second radiators, which allows the first signal component being fed from the second radiator into the first radiator via
the coupling effect.

US Pat. No. 9,639,376

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CREATING AND USING SKINS

Microsoft Corporation, R...

1. One or more memories having computer-readable instructions thereon which, when executed by a computer, cause the computer
to perform acts comprising:
providing multiple skin elements that constitute part of a user interface, the multiple skin elements comprising at least
a first skin element and a second skin element; and

synchronizing a property of the first skin element with a property of the second skin element, the synchronizing comprising
describing a synchronization between the property of the first skin element and the property of the second skin element using
a tree data structure having multiple nodes, a first node of the tree data structure representing a visible region of the
multiple skin elements and a second node of the tree data structure representing an invisible region of the multiple skin
elements, wherein one of the first skin element and the second skin element is associated with the first node, and the other
of the first skin element is associated with the second node.

US Pat. No. 9,641,130

LOW NOISE AMPLIFIER WITH NOISE AND LINEARITY IMPROVEMENT

WIN Semiconductors Corp.,...

1. A low noise amplifier (LNA), comprising:
an amplifying transistor being a bipolar junction transistor (BJT), comprising:
a first terminal being a base of the BJT, configured to receive an input signal of the LNA;
a second terminal; and
a third terminal; and
an auxiliary transistor being a field effect transistor (FET), comprising:
a first terminal being a gate of the FET;
a second terminal, configured to output an output signal of the LNA, coupled to the second terminal of the amplifying transistor;
and

a third terminal, electrically connected to the first terminal of the amplifying transistor;
wherein the first terminal of the auxiliary transistor is coupled to a terminal of a feedback circuit, and another terminal
of the feedback circuit is coupled to the second terminal of the amplifying transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,640,873

RADAR DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE, SECURING DEVICE FOR A RADAR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ABSORPTION ELEMENT FOR A RADAR APPARATUS

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A radar device for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a radar apparatus for emitting and receiving electromagnetic waves, the radar apparatus including at least one absorption
element, which is formed from an absorption material which absorbs the electromagnetic waves,

wherein the at least one absorption element is embodied as an element which is separate from a housing of the radar apparatus
and is arranged on the housing,

wherein the at least one absorption element is embodied in an arcuate shape in cross section and has two wings which extend
outwards from the housing in opposite directions and are embodied in a curved fashion in a direction counter to an emission
direction of the radar apparatus, and

wherein the at least one absorption element terminates flush with a front side of the housing, via which front side the electromagnetic
waves are emitted.

US Pat. No. 9,639,349

SUBJECT AND AUDIENCE ORIENTED INSTANT COLLABORATIVE DEVELOPMENT

EMC IP Holding Co., LLC, ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, at a notification center, a message from a first software development tool indicating that a software development
project event has occurred;

extracting a first attribute value from the message from the first software development tool;
providing the first attribute value to a rule engine, wherein the rule engine is configured to determine a first communication
rule relating to the software development project event, the first communication rule being determined at least in part by
the first attribute value, and wherein the first communication rule requires a first action; and

performing the first action required by the first communication rule, wherein the first action includes:
identifying in accordance with conditions of the first communication rule a first recipient associated with said software
development project for receiving a first notification concerning said software development project event;

selecting, based on a role of the first recipient in the software development project, one or more communication channels,
from a plurality of communication channels, over which said first notification is communicated to the first recipient;

generating content of said first notification communicated to said first recipient in accordance with the conditions of the
first communication rule; and

sending the first notification to the first recipient over the one or more selected communication channels.

US Pat. No. 9,638,381

IN-GROUND LIGHT FIXTURE SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED INSTALLATION CLOSURE MECHANISM AND DRAINAGE

Lumenpulse Lighting Inc....

1. A lighting system, comprising:
a linear light fixture;
a linear blockout structure mountable in a base of the lighting system, the linear light fixture being mountable in the linear
blockout structure when the linear light fixture and linear blockout structure are assembled together, the linear blockout
structure including a chamber in which the linear light fixture is mountable and side walls on opposite sides of the chamber
engageable by flange portions of the linear light fixture when the linear light fixture and linear blockout structure are
assembled together;

a hinge structure comprising a first hinge component on a first sidewall of the linear blockout structure and a second hinge
component on a first flange portion of the linear light fixture, the first and second hinge components engaging each other
such that when the linear blockout structure and linear lighting fixture are being assembled, the linear blockout structure
and linear lighting fixture are rotatable with respect to each other at the hinge structure; and

a fastening structure comprising a first fastening component on a second flange portion of the linear light fixture and a
second fastening component on a second sidewall of the linear blockout structure, the first and second fastening components
engaging each other to hold the linear blockout structure and linear lighting fixture assembled together with the linear light
fixture being disposed within the chamber of the linear blockout structure.

US Pat. No. 9,673,992

METHOD FOR OPERATING A NETWORK AS WELL AS A LOCAL NETWORK AND NETWORK COMPONENT

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A method for operating a home network, where a functional command is generated responsive to a user action of a second
user, which is configured to execute an assigned function in a network station, wherein user data is made available for the
second user activating the functional command, an individual user identification is derived from the available user data and
assigned to the functional command, the method comprising:
transferring the functional command including the assigned user identification for the second user over the network to the
network station,

assigning an identifier to an audio/video data play back or audio/video data recording process, said identifier having been
assigned to said audio/video data play back or audio/video data recording process by the time a first user has preprogrammed
said audio/video data playback or audio/video data recording process,

wherein the functional command includes a control command for controlling said preprogrammed audio/video data playback or
audio/video data recording process, and

upon executing the functional command, verifying in said network station whether the identifier is assigned to the preprogrammed
audio/video data playback or audio/video data recording process, wherein the verification includes a comparison of the user
identification for the second user with said identifier, wherein the preprogrammed audio/video data playback or audio/video
data recording process is locked, until the preprogrammed audio/video data playback or audio/video data recording process
is carried out, and therefore cannot be modified by execution of the functional command if the user identification for the
second user does not match the identifier assigned to the preprogrammed audio/video data playback or audio/video data recording
process.

US Pat. No. 9,641,123

SYSTEMS FOR MOUNTING PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A system for mounting a photovoltaic module, the system comprising:
an elongated modular rail including a concrete material, the elongated modular rail including a first hole, a second hole,
a third hole, a fourth hole, a fifth hole, and a sixth hole in the concrete material;

a first foldable mount including a first mounting flange and a first mounting post, the first mounting post being rotatable
between a first position and a second position and being attached to the first mounting flange, the first mounting flange
being attached to the photovoltaic module;

a second foldable mount including a second mounting flange and a second mounting post, the second mounting post being rotatable
between a third position and a fourth position and being attached to the second mounting flange, the second mounting flange
being attached to the photovoltaic module;

a third foldable mount including a third mounting flange and a third mounting post, the third mounting post being rotatable
between a fifth position and a sixth position and being attached to the third mounting flange, the third mounting flange being
attached to the photovoltaic module;

a fourth foldable mount including a fourth mounting flange and a fourth mounting post, the fourth mounting post being rotatable
between a seventh position and an eighth position and being attached to the fourth mounting flange, the fourth mounting flange
being attached to the photovoltaic module;

a fifth foldable mount including a fifth mounting flange and a fifth mounting post, the fifth mounting post being rotatable
between a ninth position and a tenth position and being attached to the fifth mounting flange, the fifth mounting flange being
attached to the photovoltaic module;

a sixth foldable mount including a sixth mounting flange and a sixth mounting post, the sixth mounting post being rotatable
between an eleventh position and a twelfth position and being attached to the sixth mounting flange, the sixth mounting flange
being attached to the photovoltaic module;

one or more adhesive materials coupling the first mounting post through the first hole to the elongated modular rail in the
first position, coupling the second mounting post through the second hole to the elongated modular rail in the third position,
coupling the third mounting post through the third hole to the elongated modular rail in the fifth position, coupling the
fourth mounting post through the fourth hole to the elongated modular rail in the seventh position, coupling the fifth mounting
post through the fifth hole to the elongated modular rail in the ninth position, and coupling the sixth mounting post through
the sixth hole to the elongated modular rail in the eleventh position; and

one or more mechanical fasteners attaching all of the first mounting flange, the second mounting flange, the third mounting
flange, the fourth mounting flange, the fifth mounting flange and the sixth mounting flange to the photovoltaic module;

wherein:
the first mounting post is substantially parallel to the first mounting flange in the second position, the second mounting
post is substantially parallel to the second mounting flange in the fourth position, the third mounting post is substantially
parallel to the third mounting flange in the sixth position, the fourth mounting post is substantially parallel to the fourth
mounting flange in the eighth position, the fifth mounting post is substantially parallel to the fifth mounting flange in
the tenth position, and the sixth mounting post is substantially parallel to the sixth mounting flange in the twelfth position,
so as to increase a packing density of the first foldable mount, the second foldable mount, the third foldable mount, the
fourth foldable mount, the fifth foldable mount, and the sixth foldable mount;

wherein:
a first excess of the one or more adhesive materials are displaced from the first hole responsive to insertion of the first
mounting post into the first hole;

a second excess of the one or more adhesive materials are displaced from the second hole responsive to insertion of the second
mounting post into the second hole;

a third excess of the one or more adhesive materials are displaced from the third hole responsive to insertion of the third
mounting post into the third hole;

a fourth excess of the one or more adhesive materials are displaced from the fourth hole responsive to insertion of the fourth
mounting post into the fourth hole;

a fifth excess of the one or more adhesive materials are displaced from the fifth hole responsive to insertion of the fifth
mounting post into the fifth hole; and

a sixth excess of the one or more adhesive materials are displaced from the sixth hole responsive to insertion of the sixth
mounting post into the sixth hole;

wherein:
the photovoltaic module includes a glass panel; and
the glass panel is attached to all of the first mounting flange, the second mounting flange, the third mounting flange, the
fourth mounting flange, the fifth mounting flange, and the sixth mounting flange;

wherein the concrete material of the elongated modular rail is attached to all of the first mounting post, the second mounting
post, the third mounting post, the fourth mounting post, the fifth mounting post, and the sixth mounting post.

US Pat. No. 9,640,959

PLATFORM WITH ENGINE AND WIRING HARNESS SYSTEM, PLATFORM WITH CONTROLLED SYSTEM AND WIRING HARNESS SYSTEM, AND WIRING HARNESS SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A platform, comprising:
a structure;
a platform electrical system;
an engine coupled to the structure, wherein the engine includes an engine control system; and
a wiring harness system coupled between and connecting the engine control system to the platform electrical system, wherein
the wiring harness system includes an engine wiring harness;

the engine wiring harness coupled to a platform wiring harness; an interface configured to electrically connect the engine
wiring harness to the platform wiring harness; and at least one electromagnetic interference (EMI) protection component coupled
to, and surrounding a pin within a connector head of the engine wiring harness and configured to provide EMI protection for
the engine control system,

wherein the connector head comprises a plurality of pins and at least one of the plurality of pins is not electrically shielded,
and

wherein each of the at least one EMI protection components surrounds a respective individual pin within the connector head.

US Pat. No. 9,640,120

DIFFRACTIVE ELEMENT FOR REDUCING FIXED PATTERN NOISE IN A VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A virtual reality (VR) headset comprising:
an electronic display element configured to output image light via a plurality of sub-pixels, sub-pixels separated from each
other by a dark space;

a corrective element configured to generate blur spots in the image light that mask the dark space between adjacent sub-pixels,
each blur spot corresponding to a blurred image of a sub-pixel in the image light;

an optics block configured to:
magnify the image light including the generated blur spots received from the corrective element,
optically correct the magnified image light, and
direct the optically corrected image light to an exit pupil of the VR headset corresponding to a location of an eye of a user
of the VR headset, wherein a blur spot in the optically corrected image light does not overlap with a point of maximum intensity
of an additional blur spot adjacent to the blur spot.

US Pat. No. 9,637,089

WINDSHIELD WIPER SYSTEM

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A windshield wiper system for rotary wing aircrafts with a windshield having a curved surface and an oscillating gear drive
with a central park position, the system comprising:
two wiper arms and wiper blades with lips, the wiper blades being mounted by means of the wiper arms to the oscillating gear
drive for oscillation across the windshield about an oscillatory axis,

the windshield and the wiper blade lips have a frictional coefficient (?) therebetween,
the wiper blades being mounted to the at least one wiper arm distal to oscillatory axis and defining in the central park position
a longitudinal axis along the curved surface of the windshield, and the at least one wiper arm in the central park position
being aligned with the longitudinal axis; wherein

the two wiper blades each with a wiper blade fit bolt, bearing bushes, a prolongation fitting and a rocker are provided, the
two wiper blades being mounted rotatable about a wiper blade rotation axis, perpendicular to the oscillatory axis and the
longitudinal axis, the wiper blade rotation axis, being defined by a center line through the wiper blade fit bolts mounted
opposed to each other on the two wiper blades being essentially parallel with a distance (a) to each other, the rocker rotatable
attaching each of the two wiper blades by means of a respective one of the wiper blade fit bolts, and the prolongation fitting
rotatable attaching the rocker to the wiper arms, a rocker fit bolt defining a rocker rotation axis in a plane defined by
the oscillatory axis and the longitudinal axis with an inclination angle ? to the outer surface of the windshield in the central
park position providing a distance (b) direct under the wiper blades rotation axis between the windshield and the rocker rotation
axis perpendicular to the windshield in the central park position fulfilling


US Pat. No. 9,671,496

INDOOR LOCALIZATION USING DIGITAL OFF-AIR ACCESS UNITS

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A system for indoor localization using satellite navigation signals in a Distributed Antenna System, the system comprising:
one or more Digital Access Units (DAUs);
a plurality of Off-Air Access Units (OAAUs), each of the plurality of OAAUs operable to receive an individual satellite navigation
signal from one of a plurality of satellites and operable to route the individual satellite navigation signals optically to
at least one of the one or more DAUs;

a plurality of remote Digital Remote Units (DRUs) located at a Remote location, wherein each of the plurality of remote DRUs
is coupled to at least one of the one or more DAUs and is operable to:

receive a satellite navigation signal from the at least one of the one or more DAUs;
delay the received satellite navigation signal; and
transmit the delayed satellite navigation signal to a mobile device for providing indoor localization of the mobile device
using the plurality of DRUs.

US Pat. No. 9,641,093

POWER SOURCE AND METHOD FOR COOLING SUCH A POWER SOURCE

Fronius International Gmb...

1. A power source (10) for providing a direct current, comprising a heavy-current transformer (12) with at least one primary winding (13) and at least one secondary winding (14) with center tapping, a synchronous rectifier (16) connected with the at least one secondary winding (14) of the heavy-current transformer (12) and comprising circuit elements (24), and an actuation circuit for actuating the circuit elements (24) of the synchronous rectifier (16), and a supply circuit (48) for supplying the synchronous rectifier (16) and the actuation circuit (17), wherein the synchronous rectifier (16) and the actuation circuit (17) and the supply circuit (48) thereof are integrated in the heavy-current transformer (12) wherein, in order to form a multi-point contacting, at least four contacts (20, 21, 22, 23) are provided at the heavy-current transformer (12) for providing the direct current, whereby the direct current is at least halved and the contact losses are thus reduced,
and wherein two first contacts (20, 21) of one polarity and two additional contacts (22, 23) of opposite polarity are each arranged opposite each other, wherein the two additional contacts (22, 23) are substantially arranged offset to each other by 90° compared to the two first contacts (20, 21).

US Pat. No. 9,671,775

ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

ABB Technology OY, Helsi...

1. An actuator assembly, comprising:
a power unit;
an actuator powered by the power unit, the power unit being configured to provide a work motion of the actuator;
a motion sensor configured to monitor motion of the actuator, the motion sensor including at least one motion sensor unit,
the motion sensor being arranged to provide motion sensor signals in response to motion of the actuator;

a timing unit for receiving the motion sensor signals and measuring an immobility time of the actuator based on the motion
sensor signals, the immobility time of the actuator representing time lapsed after previous motion of the actuator;

a safety unit for selectively placing the actuator assembly into an operational state in which the work motion of the actuator
is allowed, and a safety state in which the work motion of the actuator is prevented, the safety unit being configured to
monitor immobility time of the actuator and to prevent the operational state of the actuator assembly in case the immobility
time of the actuator exceeds a predetermined process safety time; and

an activation unit configured to monitor an immobility time of the actuator during an operational state of the actuator assembly,
and to control the power unit to provide an activation motion of the actuator when the immobility time exceeds a predetermined
activation time, the predetermined activation time being shorter than or equal to the predetermined process safety time, the
activation motion being detectable by the motion sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,671,121

MOTION TRACKING

enLighted, Inc., Sunnyva...

1. A method of tracking motion, comprising:
sensing, by a plurality of sensors of a plurality of fixtures, motion;
identifying, by a controller that receives sense information from the plurality of sensors, a group of sensors that includes
a plurality of neighboring sensors sensing motion greater than a motion threshold during a time interval;

tracking motion, by the controller, comprising:
linking the group to at least one past group of at least one past time interval, wherein the at least one past group includes
a group of sensors that sensed motion during the at least one past time interval; and

confirming, by the controller, that the group originated from the at least one past group of the at least one past time interval,
comprising confirming that the group is located within a common area as the at least one past group, and confirming that the
group includes at least one neighboring sensors of the at least one past group; and

controlling an environmental parameter of at least the common area based on the tracked motion.

US Pat. No. 9,669,665

PNEUMATIC TIRE

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A pneumatic tire, comprising:
a tread part with an annular shape extending in a tire circumferential direction;
a pair of sidewall parts positioned on each side of the tread parts; and
a pair of bead parts positioned on an inner side of the sidewall parts in a tire radial direction;
at least one carcass layer being mounted between the pair of bead parts in the pneumatic tire;
the carcass layer being wound from an inner side of the tire to an outer side thereof about a bead core of each of the bead
parts;

bead fillers being positioned on an outer circumference side of the bead cores;
a plurality of belt layers being positioned on an outer circumference side of the carcass layer in the tread part;
a protective layer including organic fiber cords being positioned on an outer side of the carcass layer in the sidewall parts;
upper end parts of the protective layer being positioned between a location 20 mm toward the inner side in the tire width
direction and a location 15 mm toward the outer side in the tire width direction from an outer end location of the belt layers
along the carcass layer;

lower end parts of the protective layer being positioned between a main body portion of the carcass layer and the bead filler
with an overlap length between the protective layer and the bead filler of 10 mm or greater; and

a rubber layer with a thickness from 0.5 mm to 2.0 mm and a tan ? at 60° C. of 0.12 or less being interposed between the protective
layer and the main body portion of the carcass layer.

US Pat. No. 9,639,414

REMOTE REAL-TIME STORAGE SYSTEM MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT

EMC IP Holding Co., LLC, ...

1. A method of monitoring and managing a storage device having one or more operating storage groups, each storage group being
under the responsibility of a user having an assigned wireless mobile device for communications, comprising:
monitoring said storage device for a fault in a storage group;
upon a fault occurring, identifying based upon the type of fault a responsible user from a list of users stored in said storage
group;

authenticating said storage group to the wireless mobile device assigned to the identified responsible user;
upon authentication, transmitting wirelessly to said wireless mobile device assigned to said identified responsible user information
about said fault, said information comprising an error code that corresponds to said fault; and

determining from a knowledge base using said error code a cause of said fault and a possible solution, wherein said authenticating
comprises forming a hash of an ID of the storage device to create a hashed ID, encrypting said information with said hashed
ID; encrypting said hashed ID using a private key; decrypting in said mobile wireless device said encrypted hashed ID using
said private key; comparing said decrypted hashed ID with a hashed ID created locally in said wireless device; and upon the
compared hashed IDs being the same, decrypting said information in using the hashed ID in the wireless mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,638,876

OPTO-ELECTRICAL TRANSCEIVER MODULE AND ACTIVE OPTICAL CABLE

FCI Americas Technology L...

13. An active optical cable having a terminal end provided with an opto-electrical transceiver module, the opto-electrical
transceiver module comprising:
a first rigid printed circuit board carrying having:
at least one light source with driver circuitry configured to convert incoming electrical signals to optical signals;
at least one optical receiver component with amplifier circuitry configured to convert optical signals to electrical signals;
and

a single optical coupling unit configured to optically couple waveguides of an optical cable to the at least one light source
as well as to the at least one optical receiver component; and

a plurality of first electrical contact pads disposed along an edge of the first rigid printed circuit board, the first electrical
contact pads being configured to connect to a host device; and

a second rigid printed circuit board having a plurality of second electrical contact pads disposed along an edge of the second
rigid printed circuit board, the second electrical contact pads being configured to connect to the host device,

wherein a conductive path extends from at least one second electrical contact pad on the second rigid printed circuit board
and terminates on the first rigid printed circuit board at one of the driver circuitry and the amplifier circuitry on the
first rigid printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,638,101

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING ONE OR MULTIPLE TURBOGENERATORS

TUCSON EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, ...

1. A power generating system, comprising:
multiple generators each coupled to a common grid via a corresponding switch, each generator driven by a different gas turbine
engine; and

at least one controller coupled to the gas turbine engines, each of said at least one controller programmed to employ a predetermined
computer-driven strategy to calculate and individually adjust target mechanical outputs of the gas turbine engines such that
the generators supply a user-specified electric output to the common grid;

where each of said at least one controller is programmed such that the predetermined computer-driven strategy comprises applying
the following proportional-integral-differential (PID) control loops:

a first-level PID control loop programmed to receive user-specified electric output of the power generating system, to receive
measured electric output of the power generating system, to receive operating limitations including electrical limits of the
generators and switches, and to provide output including an individual targeted electric output for each of the generators;

a second-level PID control loop associated with each generator, where each of the second-level PID control loops is programmed
to receive input including the targeted electric output for the associated generator from the first-level PID control loop,
to receive measured electric output of the associated generator, to receive operating limitations including electrical limits
of the associated generator and its corresponding switch, and to provide output including targeted engine output for the gas
turbine engine coupled to the associated generator;

a third-level PID control loop associated with each generator and the second-level PID loop associated with the generator,
where each of the third-level PID control loops is programmed to receive targeted engine output from the associated second-level
PID loop, to receive sensed engine conditions including temperature, speed, and torque, and to provide output including air,
fuel, ignition, or other combustion inputs for application to the gas turbine engine driving the associated generator.

US Pat. No. 9,636,692

LIQUID METAL TARGET FORMING APPARATUS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A neutron generator, comprising
an accelerator that irradiates with a proton beam,
a nozzle that forms a liquid metal target in space, which is irradiated with the proton beam, by ejecting liquid metal thereto,
a receiving portion that faces the nozzle, the receiving portion receives the liquid metal target from the nozzle,
a portion which forms a part of a region in a discharge port of the nozzle has an elongated shape wherein at least one long
side of the discharge port of the nozzle has a cyclical concavo-convex shape; wherein

generating neutrons by receiving the proton beam between the nozzle and the receiving portion at least in the part of the
region where the liquid metal target is formed,

the nozzle ejects the liquid metal target to the receiving portion linearly, and
wherein a wave surface of the liquid metal target forms a concavo-convex shape corresponding to the concavo-convex shape of
the discharge port of the nozzle, and the liquid metal is liquid lithium.

US Pat. No. 9,672,599

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICES FOR SUPPRESSING COLOR FRINGE, AND IMAGE SENSOR MODULES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An image sensor module comprising:
an image sensor; and
an image processing device configured to receive an input image including a green channel, a red channel, and a blue channel
from the image sensor, the image processing device including

a guided image filtering circuit configured to correct chromatic aberration in the input image by applying a guided filter
to the red channel and the blue channel to generate a corrected red channel and a corrected blue channel, the guided filter
based on the green channel, and

an image summation circuit configured to generate a chromatic aberration corrected output image by summing the green channel,
the corrected red channel, and the corrected blue channel,

wherein the guided image filtering circuit is configured to utilize one of the green channel, the red channel and the blue
channel as a guidance image.

US Pat. No. 9,671,566

PLANAR WAVEGUIDE APPARATUS WITH DIFFRACTION ELEMENT(S) AND SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAME

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A waveguide array apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of planar waveguides including
a first planar waveguide of the plurality having a first end, a second end, a first face, and a second face, the first end
of the first planar waveguide opposed to the second end of the first planar waveguide along a length of the first planar waveguide,
at least the first and the second faces of the first planar waveguide forming a first at least partially internally reflective
optical path along at least a portion of the length of the first planar waveguide, and

a second planar waveguide of the plurality having a first end, a second end, a first face, and a second face, the first end
of the second planar waveguide opposed to the second end of the second planar waveguide along a length of the second planar
waveguide, at least the first and the second faces of the second planar waveguide forming a second at least partially internally
reflective optical path along at least a portion of the length of the second planar waveguide,

wherein the second face of the first planar waveguide is disposed adjacent to the first face of the second planar waveguide;
a first reflector disposed adjacent respective first ends of the first and second planar waveguides; and
a second reflector disposed adjacent respective second ends of the first and second planar waveguides,
wherein the first planar waveguide has a first diffractive optical element disposed between the respective first and second
ends along at least a portion of the length of the first planar waveguide to reflect a portion of a spherical wave front outwardly
from the first face of the first planar waveguide, and

wherein the second planar waveguide has a second diffractive optical element disposed between the respective first and second
ends along at least a portion of the length of the second planar waveguide to reflect a portion of a flat wave front outwardly
from the first face of the second planar waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,669,467

TOOL SYSTEM

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A cutting tool system comprising:
a carrier tool;
a cutting plate with a clamping recess;
a clamping element having a clamping element bore; and
a clamping bolt;
wherein on the underside of the clamping element, which underside faces the cutting plate, an engagement element is arranged
that is in clamping contact with the clamping recess in the engaged state and thereby anchors the cutting plate, and the clamping
element is guided via a chamfer in such a manner that when tightening the clamping bolt, the clamping element is pulled in
the clamping direction,

wherein the clamping element is arranged in a groove with parallel clamping element guides in which the clamping element is
guided in a movable manner in the clamping direction;

wherein said clamping element has two parallel guide surfaces that rest flat against the clamping element guides so that the
clamping element is guided on both sides in the groove;

wherein the clamping element bore is for the clamping bolt and is arranged in the clamping element, and in the engaged state
of the cutting plate, the wall of the clamping element bore, which wall faces the cutting plate, rests against the clamping
bolt; and

wherein viewed from the cutting edge of the cutting plate, the engagement element engages before the center of the clamping
recess in a formfitting manner therein.

US Pat. No. 9,641,691

IP TELEPHONY NETWORK USING A CONFIGURATION MAP FOR ORGANIZING SITES

ShoreTel, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A system for managing an IP telephony network having a plurality of sites, comprising:
a configuration map organizing each of the plurality of sites in the IP telephony network relative to at least one other site;
a routine for managing the IP telephony network, the routine having access to the configuration map;
a first IP telephony element having a first association with a parent site, wherein a location of the first IP telephony element
relative to other IP telephony elements in the IP telephony network is defined in the configuration map; and

a second IP telephony element having a second association with the first IP telephony element, wherein the routine determines
a parent site of the second IP telephony element based upon the first IP telephony element and associates the determined parent
site with the second IP telephony element in the configuration map.

US Pat. No. 9,641,579

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL A MULTIPATH ADAPTIVE STREAMING SESSION

Thomson Licensing DTV, I...

1. A method, to be performed in a controller, to control a transmission in successive parts of audiovisual content to a receiver,
said audiovisual content being available in at least two versions from at least one server, said server and said receiver
being remote from said controller, said versions corresponding respectively to different transmission bit-rates, each of said
successive parts being chosen as a part of one of said two versions in response to transmission requests sent by said receiver,
said method comprising:
receiving, by the controller, information representative of a previous delivery to said receiver of at least one first part
of said successive parts of audiovisual content; and

transmitting, by the controller, a control parameter to said receiver, said control parameter being computed based at least
partially on said received information and adapted to be used by said receiver in order to compute at least one transmission
parameter to be comprised in a transmission request relating to at least one second part of said successive parts of audiovisual
content.

US Pat. No. 9,641,065

AC LINE FILTER AND AC-TO-DC RECTIFIER MODULE

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. An Alternating Current Line Filter/Rectifier Module (ACLF/RM) comprising:
a first Direct Current (DC) output module terminal;
a second DC output module terminal;
a first NPN bipolar transistor having a base, collector, and emitter;
a first diode having a cathode coupled to the emitter of the first NPN bipolar transistor and having an anode coupled to the
collector of the first NPN bipolar transistor;

a second NPN bipolar transistor having a base, collector and emitter, wherein the emitter of the second NPN bipolar transistor
is coupled to the emitter of the first NPN bipolar transistor;

a second diode having a cathode coupled to the emitter of the second NPN bipolar transistor and having an anode coupled to
the collector of the second NPN bipolar transistor;

a third NPN bipolar transistor having a base, collector, and emitter, wherein the emitter of the third NPN bipolar transistor
is coupled to the collector of the first NPN bipolar transistor;

a third diode having a cathode coupled to the emitter of the third NPN bipolar transistor and having an anode coupled to the
collector of the third NPN bipolar transistor;

a fourth NPN bipolar transistor having a base, collector, and emitter, wherein the collector of the fourth NPN bipolar transistor
is coupled to the collector of the third NPN bipolar transistor, wherein the emitter of the fourth NPN bipolar transistor
is coupled to the collector of the second NPN bipolar transistor;

a fourth diode having a cathode coupled to the emitter of the fourth NPN bipolar transistor and having an anode coupled to
the collector of the fourth NPN bipolar transistor;

a first Alternating Current (AC) input module terminal;
a second AC input module terminal, wherein the first and second AC input module terminals are adapted to receive an AC input
voltage signal onto the ACLF/RM such that a rectified version of the AC input voltage signal is output by the ACLF/RM across
the first and second DC output module terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,674,917

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THAT PRESENTS A NATURAL SHOW TO EMULATE DAYLIGHT CONDITIONS WITH SMOOTHING DIMCURVE MODIFICATION THEREOF

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A system for creating dimcurve mappings of natural shows among a plurality of illumination scenes, comprising:
a plurality of light emitting diode (LED) illumination devices arranged throughout a structure;
a remote controller having a graphical user interface (GUI) adapted for creating a first scene and a second scene among the
plurality of illumination scenes applied exclusively to a first group of the plurality of illumination devices;

wherein the GUI is adapted to assign a first color temperature as a first function of brightness for the first group of the
plurality of illumination devices to form the first scene at a first time of day;

wherein the GUI is adapted to assign a second color temperature as the first function of brightness for the first group of
the plurality of illumination devices to form the second scene at a second time of day different from the first time of day;
and

a storage medium within each of the first group of the plurality of illumination devices configured to store the first and
second color temperatures as the first function of brightness for the respective first and second scenes to form at least
a portion of a first dimcurve mapping of a first natural show.

US Pat. No. 9,673,395

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING ORGANIC THIN FILM AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ORGANIC THIN FILM DEVICE USING THE SAME

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. An organic thin film forming apparatus comprising:
a solution spray unit for spraying a solution on a substrate, the substrate being spaced apart from the solution spray unit
by a predetermined distance, and the solution being formed of a solute and a solvent,

wherein the solution spray unit includes a spray nozzle connected to a solution supply unit, and the spray nozzle includes
a nozzle tip formed at a leading end thereof and directed to the substrate;

a hot gas spray unit including a housing, a temperature sensor, a heating unit, a pressure sensor, and a pressure control
unit,

wherein the housing surrounds the spray nozzle to form a space portion between the spray nozzle and the housing and includes
a spray passage formed at a bottom thereof, and

wherein the nozzle tip passes through a center portion of the spray passage and protrudes from the bottom towards the substrate
while forming an annular open passage around the nozzle tip, a hot gas being sprayed through the annular open passage, so
that the hot gas in the space portion heats the solution passing through the spray nozzle, the solution being sprayed through
the nozzle tip is divided into fine liquid droplets by the hot gas, and the solvent contained in fine liquid droplets is dried;
and

a control unit configured in such a way that the temperature sensor measures a temperature of the hot gas being supplied into
the housing, the heating unit heats the hot gas to a predetermined temperature, the pressure sensor measures a pressure of
the hot gas being supplied into the housing, and the pressure control unit adjusts the pressure of the hot gas to a predetermined
pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,672,623

IMAGE CALIBRATION

Pixameter Corp., Los Gat...

1. A method comprising:
(a) capturing a digital image that includes both a physical object and a calibration pattern, said calibration pattern including
displayed information about said calibration pattern, where said calibration pattern and said physical object are non-overlapping
with one another in said digital image;

(b) reading, from said captured digital image that includes both said physical object and said calibration pattern, said displayed
information about said calibration pattern to determine calibration information pertaining to said physical object;

(c) generating a new image of said physical object, said new image not including said calibration pattern;
(d) adding said calibration information to said new image;
(e) wherein said calibration information is said added to said new image by including said calibration information as metadata
for said new image within an image file containing said new image;

(f) wherein said calibration information includes resolution scaling information;
(g) capturing another digital image that includes both another physical object and another calibration pattern, said another
calibration pattern including another displayed information about said another calibration pattern, where said another calibration
pattern and said another physical object are non-overlapping with one another in said another digital image;

(h) reading, from said another captured digital image that includes both said another physical object and said another calibration
pattern, said another displayed information about said another calibration pattern to determine another calibration information
pertaining to said another physical object;

(i) generating another new image of said another physical object, said another new image not including said another calibration
pattern;

(j) adding said another calibration information to said another new image.

US Pat. No. 9,671,413

PROSTATE CANCER POINT OF CARE DIAGNOSTICS

William Marsh Rice Univer...

1. A disposable cartridge comprising a planar support having an inlet port fluidly connected to a detection window, said detection
window having an array of agarose beads or disks separately conjugated to a first antibody for measuring total PSA, a second
antibody for measuring free-PSA and a third antibody for measuring complexed-PSA or pro-PSA, said planar support further comprising
at least one closed wash chamber comprising wash fluid and an empty chamber fluidly connected to and downstream of said array
for receiving waste fluids, wherein said wash chamber when open is fluidly connected to said array, and wherein said detection
window allows visual inspection of said array from above said disposable cartridge.

US Pat. No. 9,671,281

IMAGING SYSTEMS WITH DIGITAL MICROMIRROR DEVICES (DMD)

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. An imaging system comprising:
an imager housing having a primary aperture defining an optical axis;
a primary lens over the primary aperture;
a first FPA within the imager housing;
a second FPA within the imager housing; and
a DMD angled with respect to the optical axis and optically coupled to the primary lens to selectively reflect light entering
the primary aperture to at least one of the first FPA or the second FPA.

US Pat. No. 9,642,251

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE COATING BASED ON PERCOLATIVE GRID

Igor Levitsky, Fall Rive...

1. A method of fabricating a transparent conductive coating by random removal of conductive bonds from two-dimensional periodical
grid and comprising of a percolative pattern wherein number of conductive bonds in the pattern determines grid conductivity
at a percolation threshold or above percolation threshold, wherein the percolative pattern provides a gain of figure of merit
as a ratio of transmittance to sheet resistance, where the sheet resistance decreases sharply as a non-linear function, while
the transmittance reduction is linear as proportional to the number of conductive bonds.

US Pat. No. 9,642,237

METHOD OF IMPROVING ELECTRODE LIFE BY SIMULTANEOUSLY CONTROLLING PLASMA GAS COMPOSITION AND GAS FLOW

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A method of operating a plasma arc torch system, the method comprising:
providing (i) a plasma arc torch having a plasma chamber in which a plasma arc is generated, (ii) a first plasma gas supply
source and a second plasma gas supply source for providing a plasma gas flow to the plasma arc torch, and (iii) a control
unit for controlling cutting parameters including plasma gas composition and plasma gas flow path;

flowing a first plasma gas composition through a first plasma gas flow path during an arc ignition period;
generating the plasma arc using the first plasma gas composition;
changing the first plasma gas composition to a second plasma gas composition after the plasma arc is generated;
changing the first plasma gas flow path to a second plasma gas flow path after the plasma arc is generated, the second plasma
gas flow path different from the first plasma gas flow path; and

sustaining the plasma arc using the second plasma gas composition during a cutting period;
wherein the first and second plasma gas flow paths both are at least partially disposed within the plasma arc torch.
US Pat. No. 9,668,979

PIPERAQUINE MICROCAPSULES AND COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

Adare Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A taste-masked microcapsule pharmaceutical composition of a bisquinoline drug, wherein the microcapsule comprises a drug
core of a pharmaceutically effective amount of a bisquinoline drug and a coating over the core of a polymeric material, and
having an average weight of the coating of said microcapsule of from about 2 to about 40% weight of the total weight of the
microcapsule composition, wherein at least about 58% of the bisquinoline drug is released from the microcapsule composition
within about 30 minutes when tested using the Ph. Eur. [2.9.3] dissolution test.

US Pat. No. 9,672,394

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING BACKSCATTER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI, Mia...

9. A method for backscatter communication, comprising:
generating a continuous wave carrier signal;
generating a noise signal;
adding the continuous wave carrier signal and the noise signal to produce a combined signal that is a sum of the continuous
wave carrier signal and the noise signal;

iteratively:
observing transmissions of a neighboring reader; and
adjusting, based on the observed transmissions of the neighboring reader, an amount of power to be allocated to each of the
continuous wave carrier signal and the noise signal during transmission of the combined signal; wherein the adjusting comprises
holding power (P) of the combined signal constant, and changing power allocated to the noise signal and power allocated to
the carrier signal as aP (a<1) and (1?a)P respectively, wherein (0
transmitting the combined signal;
receiving a backscatter transmission induced by the combined signal; and
extracting information encoded in the backscatter transmission by filtering the noise signal received with the backscatter
transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,669,912

UNDERWATER WORKING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN UNDERWATER WORKING SYSTEM

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, B...

1. An underwater work system comprising at least one unmanned underwater vehicle and one unmanned relay vehicle floating at
the surface of the water, which comprises a drive and a control unit, the unmanned underwater vehicle being physically connected
to the relay vehicle via a coupling connection, the coupling connection including or being part of an internal communication
device, and the relay vehicle, the underwater vehicle and/or the coupling connection being configured in such a manner that
navigation information is captured by the underwater vehicle and transmitted to the relay vehicle through the coupling connection
and the relay vehicle is guidable by a control unit of the relay vehicle via the underwater vehicle using said navigation
information.

US Pat. No. 9,642,285

POWER MODULES AND POWER MODULE ARRAYS HAVING A MODULAR DESIGN

1. A power module comprising:
a module support comprising:
a heat spreader comprising a top surface; and
an electrically conductive rail extending from the module support;
a high temperature module comprising:
a module substrate having a semiconductor surface and a heat transfer surface, wherein the heat transfer surface contacts
the top surface of the heat spreader, and wherein the heat transfer surface is detachable from the top surface of the heat
spreader; and

a semiconductor device that is thermally coupled to the semiconductor surface of the module substrate and that is electrically
coupled to the electrically conductive rail; and

a module cap comprising:
a body portion; and
a post extending from the body portion, wherein the post is configured to press against the semiconductor device such that
the heat transfer surface of the module substrate is thermally coupled to the heat spreader.

US Pat. No. 9,641,200

SIGNAL TRANSCEIVER CIRCUIT

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A signal transceiver circuit, comprising:
a signal transceiver terminal, arranged to receive one of a first multi-channel signal and a second multi-channel signal,
and to transmit the received first multi-channel signal and the received second multi-channel signal to a first node;

a band-stop filter, having an output terminal and an input terminal coupled to the first node, and arranged to block the one
of the first multi-channel signal and the second multi-channel signal between a first frequency and a second frequency for
letting signals outside of the first frequency and the second frequency of the one of the first multi-channel signal and the
second multi-channel signal pass;

a first band-pass filter, having an output terminal and an input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the band-stop
filter, and arranged to block signals output from the band-stop filter outside of a third frequency and a fourth frequency
for letting signals output by the band-stop filter between the third frequency and the fourth frequency pass; and

a second band-pass filter, having an output terminal and an input terminal coupled to the first node, and arranged to block
the one of the first multi-channel signal and the second multi-channel signal outside of a fifth frequency and a sixth frequency
for letting signals between the fifth frequency and the sixth frequency of the one of the first multi-channel signal and the
second multi-channel signal pass;

wherein the frequency band of a first signal of the first multi-channel signal and the second multi-channel signal is between
the first frequency and the second frequency, the frequency band of a second signal of the first multi-channel signal is between
the first frequency and the third frequency, and the frequency band of a third signal of the second multi-channel signal is
between the second frequency and the fourth frequency, wherein the first multi-channel signal comprises the first signal and
the second signal, the second multi-channel signal comprises the first signal and the third signal, the second frequency is
higher than the first frequency, the fourth frequency is higher than the third frequency, the first frequency is higher than
the third frequency, and the second frequency is lower than the fourth frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,640,754

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MAGNETORESISTIVE EFFECT ELEMENT

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A process for producing a magnetoresistive effect element having two ferromagnetic layers and a tunnel barrier layer located
between the two ferromagnetic layers, the process comprising a step of applying an ion beam to a metal material adhered to
the side wall of the tunnel barrier layer,
wherein the ion beam is formed using a plasma of a Kr gas or a Xe gas,
an energy of the ion beam is not less than 10 eV and not more than 100 eV, and
the metal material contains noble metal atoms and other metal atoms, and the noble metal atoms are selectively etched away
from the other metal atoms in the metal material by using the ion beam.

US Pat. No. 9,636,971

METHOD FOR DRIVE PERSONALIZATION BASED ON TUNNEL DETECTION FOR A SINGLE-TUNER SYSTEM

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A method of operating a vehicle, comprising the steps of:
receiving a radio frequency signal;
performing an autocorrelation operation dependent upon the radio frequency signal;
determining that the radio frequency signal has at least one characteristic indicative of the vehicle entering a tunnel, the
determining step being dependent upon a result of the autocorrelation operation; and

automatically modifying a vehicle system in response to the determining step.

US Pat. No. 9,636,887

NANOPATTERNED ARTICLES PRODUCED USING RECONSTRUCTED BLOCK COPOLYMER FILMS

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACH...

1. A planar substrate; and
an array of metal nanorings physically contacting a surface of the planar substrate;
wherein the array of metal nanorings has an orientation order of at least 0.9 over the surface of the planar substrate having
an area of at least 1 centimeter2; and

wherein the metal nanorings each having an outer diameter and an inner diameter; wherein the outer diameter and the inner
diameter are concentric; wherein the metal fills a space between the outer diameter and the inner diameter; wherein the outer
diameter is about 10 to about 50 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 9,636,163

TISSUE WELDING AND CUTTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. A method for using a surgical apparatus for welding and severing tissue, wherein the surgical apparatus comprises:
an elongated shaft;
a first jaw and a second jaw, wherein the second jaw is relatively movable with respect to the first jaw, wherein the first
and second jaws extend from a distal end of the shaft and each of the jaws comprise a jaw-facing surface;

a first heating element for welding tissue provided on the jaw-facing surface of one of the jaws; and
a second heating element for severing tissue also provided on the jaw-facing surface of one of the jaws, wherein the first
heating element and the second heating element are electrically connected in series; and

a control for activating the first and second heating elements;wherein the method comprises:
moving the first jaw relative to the second jaw to clamp tissue between the jaw-facing surfaces;
actuating the control to simultaneously heat the first and second heating elements such that the first heating element is
heated to a first temperature upon application of power to weld the tissue and the second heating element is energized to
a second temperature upon application of power to sever tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,674,967

VIA IN A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Sierra Circuits, Inc., S...

1. A method for forming a via in a printed circuit board, comprising:
forming a first hole in dielectric laminate material;
forming a coated hole, including:
coating both faces of the dielectric laminate material with a catalytic adhesive, including coating walls of the first hole
with the catalytic adhesive, wherein the catalytic adhesive is a dielectric adhesive that includes catalytic filler particles
composed of inorganic filler with metal coated over the inorganic filler; and,

forming a patterned metal layer over the catalytic adhesive on both faces of the dielectric laminate material, including placing
the patterned metal layer over the coating of catalytic adhesive on walls of the coated hole.

US Pat. No. 9,674,948

RIGID-FLEX ELECTRONIC MODULE

GE Embedded Electronics O...

1. A rigid-flex electronic module, comprising an insulator layer having a first surface and a second surface; a first rigid
zone, at least one second rigid zone and at least one flexible zone between the first rigid zone and at least one second rigid
zone defined in the electronic module, the at least one flexible zone having a higher flexibility than the first and second
rigid zones and the electronic module comprising a flexible membrane extending at least over the flexible zone; a layer of
conductors running on the first surface of the insulator layer, a first portion of the layer of conductors being in the first
rigid zone, a second portion of the layer of conductors extending further over the flexible zone, the flexible membrane supporting
said second portion of the layer of conductors, and a third portion of the layer of conductors being in the at least one second
rigid zone; at least one first component having on a first surface contact terminals, the at least one first component located
inside the insulator layer in the first rigid zone such that the contact terminals face towards the conductors on the first
surface of the insulator layer; at least one second component having on a first surface contact terminals, the at least one
second component located inside the insulator layer in the at least one second rigid zone such that the contact terminals
face towards the conductors on the first surface of the insulator layer; and contact elements between the contact terminals
of each of the components and the respective conductors on the first surface of the insulator layer, the contact elements
being unified metal pieces formed by at least one layer of metal grown by at least one of: a chemical growing method and an
electrochemical growing method, wherein the at least one flexible zone is folded.

US Pat. No. 9,674,480

CAMERA LINK RECORDER

TEAC Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A camera link recorder comprising:
an HDMI receiver for receiving an audio clock signal of a camera according to an HDMI signal transmitted from the HDMI-linked
camera;

a signal processing section for subjecting an input audio signal to digital conversion and encoding and storing the signal;
and

a control section for supplying the audio clock signal as a master clock signal of the signal processing section when the
audio clock signal generated by the HDMI receiver is at a predetermined frequency corresponding to the signal processing section,
and for supplying an internal clock signal as the master clock signal of the signal processing section when there is not the
audio clock signal or when the audio clock signal is not at a predetermined frequency corresponding to the signal processing
section.

US Pat. No. 9,673,848

WIDE BANDWIDTH DIGITAL PREDISTORTION SYSTEM WITH REDUCED SAMPLING RATE

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A wideband communications system comprising:
a digital predistorter (DPD) operable to receive an input signal, wherein the DPD is characterized by a first bandwidth;
a filter characterized by a second bandwidth coupled to the output of the DPD;
a digital-to-analog converter coupled to the output of the filter;
a modulator coupled to the output of the digital-to-analog converter;
a power amplifier coupled to the output of the modulator;
a band-pass filter characterized by a third bandwidth coupled to the output of the power amplifier;
a down-converter coupled to the output of the band-pass filter; and
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) coupled to the output of the down-converter, wherein the ADC is characterized by a sampling
rate value less than a value of the first bandwidth,

wherein the DPD comprises a coefficient estimator applying an indirect learning algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,673,568

PLUG CONNECTOR

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A plug connector comprising:
a connecting member;
a cable including a signal transmission part, the signal transmission part being connected to the connecting member; and
a shield case including:
first and second shells, combined together in a first direction so as to form a tube at least partially covering the connecting
member and the signal transmission part, the first shell having an end face on one side of a second direction, the second
direction being orthogonal to the first direction, and

a first retainer being a tube or half tube for retaining the cable, the first retainer being provided on the second shell
so as to be located on the one side of the second direction relative to the end face of the first shell and in direct physical
contact with at least a part of the end face of the first shell.

US Pat. No. 9,671,926

METHOD AND TERMINAL DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING DYNAMIC ICON

XIAOMI INC., Haidian Dis...

1. A method for displaying a dynamic icon in a terminal device, comprising:
detecting an icon display instruction, the icon display instruction being generated by an operating system that will automatically
return to a home screen with a plurality of icons upon a multimedia player application finishing the playing of some multimedia
contents;

obtaining a dynamic icon resource pack corresponding to an icon to be displayed based on the icon display instruction, wherein
the dynamic icon resource pack is originally stored in the terminal device and does not include animation files or video files
generated in advance;

analyzing the dynamic icon resource pack to obtain icon resource information and dynamic description information, the icon
resource information comprising various resource files and the dynamic description information decribing display content and
display effect of the icon resource information;

obtaining refresh rate information of the dynamic icon based on the dynamic description information;
obtaining icon data information based on the dynamic description information, wherein the icon data information comprises:
system status information comprising electricity quantity information, time information and signal strength information;
sensor data information comprising geographical position information, direction information and angular velocity information;
and

program status information comprising notification information and network notification information;
processing the icon resource information and the icon data information based on the dynamic description information;
generating a dynamic icon based on the icon resource information and the dynamic description information in real time; and
displaying the dynamic icon,
detecting whether the dynamic icon is within a current display region;
refreshing the dynamic icon if the dynamic icon is within the current display region; and
stopping refreshing the dynamic icon if the dynamic icon is not within the current display region;
wherein both the icon resource information and the dynamic description information are upgraded when a user downloads a new
icon resource pack from Internet to substitute the originally stored dynamic icon resource pack.

US Pat. No. 9,671,089

CONVERSION ELEMENT AND ILLUMINANT

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTOR ...

1. A conversion element comprising:
a scattering layer;
a reflection layer; and
a conversion layer arranged between the scattering layer and the reflection layer,
wherein
the scattering layer is designed to transmit a first portion of a primary radiation impinging on the scattering layer from
a side facing away from the conversion layer into the conversion layer, and to scatter a second portion of the primary radiation
impinging on the scattering layer toward that side of the scattering layer which faces away from the conversion layer,

the conversion layer comprises at least one conversion means which is designed to convert at least part of the first portion
of the primary radiation into a secondary radiation having a higher wavelength different from the primary radiation,

the reflection layer has a reflective effect at least with regard to the secondary radiation, and
the scattering layer comprises a wavelength-selective mirror layer, which has a partly reflective effect for the primary radiation
and a transmissive effect for the secondary radiation, and

the scattering layer comprises first and second partial layers, wherein the second partial layer itself is embodied as the
wavelength-selective mirror layer and has a plurality of partial areas which are inclined with respect to a main extension
plane of the wavelength-selective mirror layer and form a plurality of different angles therewith, and

the wavelength-selective mirror layer is arranged between the first partial layer of the scattering layer and the conversion
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,674,359

CALL CENTER TELEPHONE SYSTEM, PRIVACY CALL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PRIVACY CALL PROGRAM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A call center telephone system receiving an inquiry from a customer at a customer terminal connected to an outside line
of a private branch exchange to an operator at an operator terminal connected to an extension of the private branch exchange,
the call center telephone system comprising:
a supervisor terminal configured to be connected to an extension of the private branch exchange and used by the supervisor
in order to provide advice or an instruction to the operator;

the private branch exchange configured to achieve a three-way call connection state among the customer terminal on the outside
line side, the operator terminal, and the supervisor terminal using conference trunks inside the private branch exchange,
and configured to achieve a two-way call connection state between the customer terminal on the outside line side and the operator
terminal; and

the operator terminal comprising one reception line and two call lines including a first transmission line and a second transmission
line,

wherein when the private branch exchange switches the two-way call connection state between the customer terminal on the outside
line side and the operator terminal to the three-way call connection state using the conference trunks, the private branch
exchange captures one of the available conference trunks and connects a transmission line of the outside line, the reception
line and the first transmission line of the operator terminal, and a transmission line and a reception line of the supervisor
terminal, to the captured conference trunk, and also connects the second transmission line of the operator terminal to a reception
line of the outside line,

wherein the operator terminal further comprises a call supervisor button for the operator to call the supervisor, and the
private branch exchange that has detected a press of the call supervisor button transmits a call signal to the supervisor
terminal,

wherein when the private branch exchange receives a response signal from the supervisor terminal that has received the call
signal from the private branch exchange, the private branch exchange switches the two-way call connection state between the
customer terminal on the outside line side and the operator terminal to a two-way call content monitoring state in which both
the transmission line and the reception line of the outside line and both the first transmission line and the reception line
of the operator terminal are connected to the captured conference trunk, and the reception line of the supervisor terminal
is connected to the conference trunk, and

wherein the supervisor terminal further comprises an advice button in order to provide the supervisor with a chance to send
the advice or the instruction to the operator, and when the private branch exchange detects a press of the advice button,
the private branch exchange disconnects the reception line of the outside line from the conference trunk, connects the reception
line of the outside line to the second transmission line of the operator terminal, and connects the transmission line of the
supervisor terminal to the conference trunk, to thereby switch the two-way call content monitoring state to the three-way
call connection state.

US Pat. No. 9,673,903

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING VISIBLE LIGHT SIGNAL

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. A method for receiving a visible light signal, comprising:
controlling use of a camera as a light signal receiver to capture a group of continuous images covering an emitter, the emitter
emits visible light signals, the group of continuous images includes an image of a visible light signal of the emitter and
background image;

obtaining a visible light signal emitted by the emitter from the group of continuous images, specifically comprises: dividing
the group of continuous images into a plurality of images;

comparing luminance variation with time of each region with a predetermined size of all images, selecting a region with continuous
varying luminance, and determining that a visible light signal that comes from the emitter exists in the region; and

analyzing and processing luminance changes of the region of all the images to obtain a visible light signal that comes from
the emitter, outputting the image of a visible light signal of the emitter when the images captured by the camera include
the visible light signal of the emitter; outputting the background images when the images captured by the camera do not include
the visible light signal of the emitter;

processing the visible light signal to restore original information.

US Pat. No. 9,673,152

HIGH-FREQUENCY PACKAGE

WIN Semiconductors Corp.,...

1. A high-frequency package, comprising:
a ground lead, connected to a die, wherein a hollow area is formed within the ground lead; and
a signal lead, connected to the die and disposed within the hollow area, comprising at least a protrusion protruding from
a central portion of the signal lead, wherein a protrusion of the at least a protrusion is between a first edge and a second
edge of the central portion, and the first edge and the second edge are both at a first side of the central portion of the
signal lead and perpendicular to a side of the high-frequency package;

wherein the ground lead and the signal lead perform as a transmission line, and the at least a protrusion forms capacitance
of the transmission line;

wherein a first shape of the hollow area is the same as a second shape of the signal lead.

US Pat. No. 9,668,479

MODULATING GERMINATION OF PAENIBACILLUS LARVAE

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method for preventing germination of a Paenibacillus larvae spore, comprising contacting said spore with a compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:
each R is independently selected from unsubstituted (C1-C6)alkyl; unsubstituted (C2-C6)alkenyl; unsubstituted (C2-C6)alkynyl; halo; (C1-C6)haloalkyl; CN; and NO2; and

n is an integer from 0 to 2;wherein said spore is contacted with said compound in an amount effective to prevent germination of said spore.

US Pat. No. 9,640,928

SLIP RING BRUSH HAVING A GALVANIC MULTI-LAYER SYSTEM

SCHLEIFRING UND APPARATEB...

1. A slip ring assembly, comprising:
a brush with a first contact material coupled to a surface of the brush; and
a slideway in contact with the brush, the comprising a base, second and third contact materials coupled to a surface of the
base, where a layer of the third contact material is disposed between the base and a layer of the second contact material,

wherein the assembly is configured such that:
when the brush is in sliding contact with the second contact material of the slideway, the abrasion of the first contact material
of the brush is less than the abrasion of the second contact material of the slideway, and

in the event that the layer of the second contact material of the slideway is worn through and the brush is in sliding contact
with the layer of the third contact material of the slideway, the abrasion of the first contact material of the brush will
be higher than the abrasion of the third contact material of the slideway and the slip ring assembly can continue to function.

US Pat. No. 9,636,996

HIGH-EFFICIENCY BODY-ON-FRAME AIR DEFLECTOR SEALING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An airflow sealing system for a body-on-frame vehicle, comprising at least one flexible interface configured to control
an airflow between a vehicle body-mounted cooling pack assembly and a vehicle chassis-mounted air intake assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,636,240

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ADAPTED LINER AND LINER

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A method for producing an adapted liner for placement on an amputation stump, the method comprising:
selecting a flexible prefabricated liner as a function of the size of the stump;
applying an uncrosslinked filling compound directly to a surface of the stump at regions of the stump that deviate from an
inside contour of the prefabricated liner;

positioning the prefabricated liner on the stump, the uncrosslinked filling compound spreading out as the prefabricated liner
is positioned on the stump;

connecting the uncrosslinked filling compound to an inner surface of the prefabricated liner by vulcanizing the uncrosslinked
filling compound into a crosslinked filling compound while the prefabricated liner is positioned on the stump, the connected
crosslinked filling compound and prefabricated liner forming an at least partially adapted liner.

US Pat. No. 9,637,749

MYCOBACTERIUM TUBERCULOSIS ?ESX-3 MUTANTS

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A method of eliciting an immune response in a subject comprising administering to the subject a composition comprising
a non-naturally occurring mutant Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacterium, wherein the mutation of the mutant M. tuberculosis consists of a deletion of the entire esx-3 region of a genome thereof, in an amount effective to elicit an immune response.

US Pat. No. 9,668,577

SLIDE RAIL MOUNTING MECHANISM

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail mounting mechanism, comprising:
a rail element comprising a first receiving slot, a second receiving slot and a third receiving slot separated from each other,
the first receiving slot located between the second receiving slot and the third receiving slot;

an adjustment element movably mounted to the rail element and capable of moving relative to the rail element between a first
position and a second position, one of the adjustment element and the rail element having an elongated hole; and

a fixing element passing through the elongated hole for connecting the rail element and the adjustment element the fixing
element being the only element positioning the adjustment element relative to the rail element;

wherein when the adjustment element is located at the first position, the adjustment element does not extend to be in the
first receiving slot;

wherein when the adjustment element is adjusted to move from the first position to the second position, the adjustment element
extends to part of space in the first receiving slot, and the adjustment element is non-movably fastened at the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,642,236

THREAD CONNECTION FOR A TORCH SYSTEM

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A connector component configured for coupling an electrode to a plasma arc torch, the connected component adapted to secure
to a corresponding component of another element of the plasma arc torch to attach the electrode to the other element, the
connector component comprising:
a body including a proximal end and a distal end disposed along a longitudinal axis;
at least two thread regions disposed radially about the longitudinal axis on a surface of the body near the proximal end,
wherein each thread region includes at least one thread disposed on the surface of the body; and

at least two smooth regions each disposed radially about the longitudinal axis between a pair of thread regions on the surface
of the body,

wherein the at least one thread in a first thread region of the at least two thread regions does not create a continuous rotational
thread path with the at least one thread of an adjacent thread region of the at least two thread regions, and

wherein at least one of the smooth regions of the connector component is configured to align with at least one of the thread
regions of the corresponding component of the other element to facilitate slidable displacement of the connector component
and the corresponding component relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,638,675

GAS CHROMATOGRAPHY OVEN AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS INCLUDING SAME

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

13. A gas chromatography system comprising:
a gas chromatography oven including:
a housing defining an oven chamber and an intake port fluidly communicating with the oven chamber; and
a fluid flow generating system including a radial flow impeller; and
a gas chromatography column disposed in the oven chamber;
wherein the oven is configured to selectively operate in each of:
a cooling mode wherein the radial flow impeller generates a cooling fluid flow that is drawn from the intake port and flows
about the column and out of the oven chamber; and alternatively

a recirculating mode wherein the radial flow impeller generates a recirculating fluid flow within the oven chamber that repeatedly
flows about the column and back to the radial flow impeller; and

wherein:
the radial flow impeller rotates about an impeller axis;
the impeller axis extends through the intake port;
in each of the cooling mode and the recirculating mode, the radial flow impeller discharges a forced fluid flow radially outwardly
therefrom;

the column is configured in a substantially circular column loop; and
the radial flow impeller is located within the column loop so that the forced fluid flow is directed toward the column.

US Pat. No. 9,637,071

MOLDABLE NATURAL FIBER NONWOVEN WIRE HARNESS TROUGH AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A nonwoven trough, comprising:
at least one nonwoven wall formed from a mixture of bonded natural cellulosic fibers and thermoplastic fibers, said at least
one nonwoven wall having a base extending along a longitudinal axis and having a midsection and opposite end portions, said
midsection having a pair of sidewalls extending upwardly from said base to provide said midsection with a generally U-shaped
cross-section taken generally transversely to said longitudinal axis;

at least one flange extending laterally outwardly from said base, said at least one flange being configured for attachment
to a vehicle member; and

further including a scrim layer bonded to an outer surface of said at least one nonwoven wall and being at least partially
diffused into said nonwoven wall to form an alloy region containing material of both said at least one nonwoven wall and said
scrim layer.

US Pat. No. 9,636,053

METHOD FOR DISTRIBUTING CONTACT INFORMATION BETWEEN APPLICATIONS

NEUSTAR, INC., Sterling,...

1. A processor-implemented method for sharing contact information of a first cell phone user with a second cell phone user,
the method comprising using a server, said server having (i) one or more processors and (ii) memory, on a computer network
to perform the steps of:
identifying a cell phone number relating to the first cell phone user;
using the one or more server processors to identify plural non-telephone communication identifiers corresponding to the identified
cell phone number of the first cell phone user;

storing the identified plural non-telephone communication identifiers corresponding to the first cell phone user in said server
memory, and mapping in said server memory (i) the stored plural non-telephone communication identifiers corresponding to the
first cell phone user to (ii) the cell phone number relating to the first cell phone user;

storing in said server memory a list of cell phone numbers of other cell phone users authorized to receive the stored plural
non-telephone communication identifiers corresponding to the first cell phone user;

receiving at said server a request from the cell phone of the second cell phone user for the stored cell phone number of the
first cell phone user;

using the one or more server processors to determine whether the second cell phone user is pre-authorized to obtain the stored
cell phone number of the first cell phone user;

when the one or more server processors determines that the second cell phone user is pre-authorized to obtain the stored cell
phone number of the first cell phone user, retrieving the stored plural non-telephone communication identifiers corresponding
to the first cell phone user from said server memory; and

using the one or more server processors to transmit the stored plural non-telephone communication identifiers corresponding
to the first cell phone user to the cell phone of the second cell phone user, without receiving from the cell phone of the
first cell phone user an authorization signal that is responsive to the second cell phone user request.

US Pat. No. 9,640,907

FITTING ADAPTER FOR FITTING A PLURALITY OF CABLE CONNECTORS FROM AN ELECTRIC DEVICE

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A fitting adaptor for fitting a coaxial cable connector to a device connector of an electrical device, comprising:
a panel including an opening portion;
an intermediate connector attached to the panel to be movable relative to the panel;
a locking mechanism disposed on the panel; and
an elastic member disposed on at least one of the intermediate connector and the locking mechanism, or between the panel and
the intermediate connector,

wherein said intermediate connector includes a cable connector side connecting part and a device connector side connecting
part so that the elastic member urges the device connector side portion against the device connector,

said cable connector side connecting part is engaged with and fitted to the device connector side connecting part through
the opening portion,

said device connector side connecting part includes a small diameter portion situated in the opening portion, and
said small diameter portion has a size smaller than that of the opening portion so that the device connector side connecting
part is movable laterally.

US Pat. No. 9,637,082

COMPONENTS FOR ACTIVE PEDESTRIAN SAFETY MECHANISM

Magna Closures Inc., New...

1. An actuation mechanism for releasing stored mechanical potential energy as an application force for acting on an adjacent
object, the actuation mechanism comprising:
a mounting portion configured for mounting the actuation mechanism to a mounting surface associated with the adjacent object;
a mechanical energy storage system having a device configured for storing mechanical potential energy for displacing the adjacent
object from, a first position to a second position, the release of the stored mechanical potential energy actuated by a trigger
force; and

a trigger system configured to provide the trigger force to release the stored mechanical potential energy, the trigger system
including a trigger biasing element and a retaining element, such that destruction of the retaining element provides for the
trigger force as a result of the trigger biasing element moving from a first trigger position to a second trigger position,
the trigger system further comprising a destructive element for damaging a structural integrity of the retaining element,
such that said release is a result of a loss of tension in the retaining element due to a decrease in the structural integrity
caused by said damaging.

US Pat. No. 9,640,772

ESTER-BASED SOLVENT SYSTEMS FOR PRINTABLE ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE INK FORMULATIONS

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method of forming a light-emitting layer for an organic light-emitting diode, the method comprising:
forming a layer of an ink composition in a pixel cell of a organic light-emitting diode pixel bank, the pixel cell comprising
an emission region defined by a pixel bank, the ink composition comprising an organic electroluminescent material dissolved
in an ester-based solvent system comprising at least one ester, the ester-based solvent system having a boiling point of at
least 300° C. and a surface tension at 23° C. in the range from about 26 dyne/cm to about 33 dyne/cm; and

allowing the solvent from the solvent system to evaporate, whereby the light-emitting layer is formed.

US Pat. No. 9,674,911

ARBITRARY PULSE ALIGNMENT TO REDUCE LED FLICKER

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A system, comprising:
a light-emitting diode (LED);
a switch in series with the LED and configured to control a current through the LED responsive to the switch cycling on and
off such that the current flows through the LED while the switch is on and such that the current is stopped while the switch
is off; and

a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller configured to generate a plurality of pulses responsive to a corresponding plurality
of cycles of a synchronization clock to control the cycling of the switch, each pulse having a pulse width, wherein the PWM
controller is further configured to generate each pulse responsive to a target time defined with regard to a reference time
in the corresponding cycle of the synchronization clock such that the pulse has a leading portion of the pulse width that
precedes its target time and such that the pulse has a trailing portion of the pulse width subsequent to its target time,
and wherein the PWM controller is further configured to change the leading portion by a percentage of the pulse width across
successive pulses in a first subset of the plurality of pulses.

US Pat. No. 9,674,685

DATA TOLL SUBSIDY MANAGEMENT

VERIZON PATENT AND LICENS...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
sending, from a user device associated with an end user to a user data toll free management server associated with a data
provider, a request for content provided by a content provider, wherein the user data toll free management server is to determine
whether the requested content is to be provided via a data toll network;

receiving, at the user device, the requested content via a data flat fee network in response to a determination that the requested
content is not to be provided via the data toll network;

receiving, at the user device, in response to a determination by the user data toll free management server that the requested
content includes data toll free content, and that the requested content is to be provided via the data toll network, the requested
content including one or more graphic elements, wherein the one or more graphic elements indicate data toll free status of
one or more data toll free sections of the requested content;

displaying the one or more graphic elements concurrently with the one ore more data toll free sections to indicate that the
one or more data toll free sections of the requested content is data toll free; and

incurring data usage, associated with receiving the data toll free sections at the user device, wherein the data usage is
to be billed or charged to the content provider.

US Pat. No. 9,672,460

CONFIGURING SIGNAL DEVICES IN THERMAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A consumable for a material processing head for orienting and positioning a ring-shaped radio-frequency identification
(RFID) tag within a material processing head, the consumable comprising:
a body that is substantially axially symmetric about a central longitudinal axis; and
the ring-shaped RFID tag attached to the body, the RFID tag having a central axis that is substantially coaxial to the central
longitudinal axis of the body, the RFID tag comprising a conductive coil formed around the central axis of the RFID tag and
disposed at least partially about the central longitudinal axis of the body,

wherein the conductive coil aligns with an antenna of an RFID reader located inside of the material processing head to receive
an induce tag current from the RFID reader, thereby reducing communication interference between the RFID tag and the RFID
reader inside of the material processing head.

US Pat. No. 9,674,221

COLLABORATIVE PHISHING ATTACK DETECTION

PhishMe, Inc., Leesburg,...

1. A method for identifying and processing email messages received at a remote computing device in connection with a simulated
phishing email campaign, comprising:
generating, by a network device, a simulated phishing email, wherein the simulated phishing email is a non-malicious email
that resembles a real phishing attack by attempting to lure an individual into performing a target action on the remote computing
device, wherein the simulated phishing email comprises at least one embedded hyperlink, and wherein if the individual performs
the target action, performance of the target action does not compromise the remote computing device or personal information
of the individual;

causing the simulated phishing email to be transmitted over a communications network to the remote computing device, the simulated
phishing email comprising an identifying header, wherein the identifying header designates the simulated phishing email as
a non-malicious simulated phishing email sent by the network device;

providing a plug-in for an email client at the remote computing device, the plug-in configurable for executing computer instructions
for receiving a graphical user interface action performed by the individual indicating that an email, the email being either
the simulated phishing email or another email, delivered in an email account associated with the individual has been identified
by the individual as a possible phishing attack;

determining whether the identified email is a known simulated phishing attack by comparing one or more headers of the identified
email to information identifying at least one known simulated phishing attack;

when the identified email is determined to be a known simulated phishing attack based on the comparison of the one or more
headers of the identified email to information identifying at least one known simulated phishing attack, providing a graphically
displayed feedback to the individual confirming that the identified email was a simulated phishing attack; and

when the identified email is determined not to be a known simulated phishing attack based on the comparison of the one or
more headers of the identified email to the information identifying at least one known simulated phishing attack, sending
the identified email for analysis or detection of whether or not the identified email is a phishing attack;

providing a graphical user interface element that, when selected, causes a notification to be sent to the network device,
the notification triggered by the user interface action by the individual that the email delivered in the email account associated
with the individual has been identified by the individual as a possible phishing attack;

receiving the notification over the communications network by the network device from the remote computing device;
if the identified email is determined to be a known simulated phishing attack based on the comparison of the one or more headers
of the identified email to information identifying at least one known simulated phishing attack, electronically recording
data indicating that the email has been identified as a simulated phishing attack;

if the identified email is determined not to be a known simulated phishing attack based on the comparison of the one or more
headers of the identified email to information identifying at least one known simulated phishing attack, electronically recording
data indicating that the email has been identified as a potential phishing attack;

causing the provisioning of an electronic training to the individual if the individual clicks on the embedded hyperlink in
the simulated phishing email; and

if the email has been identified as a potential phishing attack, computing a likelihood that the identified email is a real
phishing attack or is not a real phishing attack based on one or more attributes associated with the identified email.