US Pat. No. 9,655,249

SUBSTRATE WITH BUILT-IN CAPACITOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE WITH BUILT-IN CAPACITOR

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A substrate with a built-in capacitor, comprising:
an insulating base material layer;
a build-up layer formed on the insulating base material layer and comprising a conductor layer and an insulating layer; and
a multilayer ceramic capacitor positioned in an opening portion of the insulating base material layer and comprising a plurality
of internal electrodes, a plurality of ceramic dielectric layers and a pair of external electrodes,

wherein the multilayer ceramic capacitor has a cuboid shape having long sides and short sides, the pair of external electrodes
is formed on opposing long-side sides such that the external electrodes are separated by a distance in a range of 30 ?m to
200 ?m and that each of the external electrodes comprises a conductive paste layer connected to a respective group of the
internal electrodes and a copper plated layer covering the conductive paste layer, the conductive paste layer comprises one
of a Ni paste and a Cu paste including a glass component in a range of 5% to 40%, and the build-up layer has a plurality of
first via conductors and a plurality of second via conductors such that the first via conductors are connected to one of the
external electrodes of the multilayer ceramic capacitor and the second via conductors are connected to the other one of the
external electrodes of the multilayer ceramic capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,655,140

SEARCH AREA BASED CONTROL CHANNEL MONITORING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

21. A user equipment configured to communicate with at least one control node, the communication being structured in frames
comprising several subframes, the user equipment comprising a controller, wherein the controller is configured to:
search for a control channel in a search area in only a subset of the subframes, the search area comprising a configurable
time span and the subset of the subframes in which the control channel is transmitted being indicated by a bit map; and

refraining from monitoring a control channel in a subframe other than in the subset of the subframes so as to reduce a power
consumption of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,648,816

ONION VARIETY SV4522NB

Seminis Vegetable Seeds, ...

1. A seed of onion line SV4522NB, a sample of seed of said line having been deposited under ATCC Accession Number PTA-121600.

US Pat. No. 9,655,247

COIL COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A coil component comprising:
a main substrate;
a first coil pattern disposed on a first surface of the main substrate;
a first insulating layer disposed on one surface of the first coil pattern;
a third coil pattern disposed on one surface of the first insulating layer and electrically connected to the first coil pattern;
a second coil pattern disposed on a second surface of the main substrate opposing the first surface;
a second insulating layer disposed on one surface of the second coil pattern;
a fourth coil pattern disposed on one surface of the second insulating layer and electrically connected to the second coil
pattern; and

a magnetic body in which the first to fourth coil patterns are embedded.

US Pat. No. 9,655,276

RACK CONTROL MODULE

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A rack control module (RCM) comprising:
a pair of mounting braces for mounting the RCM on a handle of a power supply unit (PSU), wherein the PSU is mountable on a
server rack; and
a latch for locking the RCM in an engaged position with the handle of the PSU, the latch being disposed in proximity to the
pair of mounting braces; and
an internal flexible printed circuit (FPC) connector fixedly coupled to the RCM, wherein the internal FPC connector is to
detachably couple with one end of a flat flexible cable (FFC).

US Pat. No. 9,655,186

EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING SUCH EMERGENCY LIGHTING SYSTEM

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. Emergency lighting system for an aircraft, comprising:
an emergency light control unit, having an external power input and at least one external control input for receiving external
control commands from at least one of a cockpit crew, a cabin crew, a board computer and an autopilot, and

a plurality of autonomous emergency light units, each of the plurality of autonomous emergency light units comprising at least
one LED and a rechargeable capacitor,

wherein the emergency light control unit is configured to process the external control commands and to communicate emergency
light control commands to the plurality of autonomous emergency light units as a response to the external control commands:

wherein the emergency lighting system further comprises a power line between the emergency light control unit and the plurality
of autonomous emergency light units, with the emergency light control unit being configured to provide the plurality of autonomous
emergency light units with power via the power line for charging their respective rechargeable capacitor and illuminating
their respective at least one LED; and

wherein the emergency light control unit forms the sole coupling point to a power supply outside of the emergency lighting
system.

US Pat. No. 9,655,286

FACILITATING FLUID LEVEL SENSING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a proximity sensor;
a plug configured to couple to a wall of a fluid system within an opening in the wall to seal the opening, without contacting
an inner surface of the wall of the fluid system, the plug being hollow and including a fluid sense window which projects
through the wall into the fluid system substantially transverse to the opening in the wall when the plug is coupled to the
wall within the opening; and

wherein the plug comprises a fluid-sensor-receiving space continuously extending within the plug from one side of the wall,
through the opening in the wall and into the fluid sense window within the fluid system on another side of the wall, the fluid-sensor-receiving
opening being open at the one side of the wall, and the fluid-sensor-receiving space being configured to at least partially
receive therein the proximity sensor and, when the plug is coupled to the wall and seals the opening, with the proximity sensor
within the fluid-sensor-receiving space of the fluid sense window, the proximity sensor extends within the plug from the one
side of the wall, through the wall into the fluid sense window within the fluid system on the another side of the wall to
sense across the fluid sense window presence of fluid within the fluid system by emitting an electric field through the fluid
sense window into the fluid system, and sensing a disruption in the electric field due to the presence of the fluid within
the fluid system, the fluid sense window comprising a non-conductive material which allows the electric field to pass therethrough,
and wherein the proximity sensor is removable from the fluid-sensor-receiving space of the fluid sense window without requiring
uncoupling of the plug from the wall or unsealing of the opening in the wall.

US Pat. No. 9,683,778

SOLVENT SCAVENGER FOR A DESOLVENTIZER TOASTER USING A VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEM

Crown Iron Works Company,...

1. A desolventizer-toaster (DT) unit for removing liquid solvent from a mass of vegetable meal, the DT unit comprising:
a floor, and above the floor, a series of permeable intermediate trays and a bottom tray, each intermediate tray receiving
steam for heating and permeating the mass of vegetable meal, and through which cascades downward, through ports therein, the
mass of vegetable meal to a bottom tray, and through which upwardly flows a mixture of the steam and vaporized solvent, the
bottom tray and the floor of the DT unit each having a transport device for passing the mass of vegetable meal to a space
below while resisting passage of vapors;

a main ejector with an inlet in the space below the bottom tray and an outlet between adjacent trays above the bottom tray,
a scavenger tray between the main ejector inlet and the floor; and,
a first scavenger ejector having an inlet in the space between the scavenger tray and the floor and an outlet in the space
between the scavenger tray and the bottom tray.

US Pat. No. 9,655,171

HEATER

MAHLE International GmbH,...

1. A heater comprising:
a housing with a fluid channel arranged within the housing;
a fluid inlet;
a fluid outlet;
a coil that generates an alternating magnetic field and is separately sealed from the fluid channel by a coil housing that
is provided in the housing; and

at least one metallic heating element that is heated by the alternating magnetic field, the at least one metallic heating
element being arranged in the fluid channel;

wherein walls bounding the fluid channel are formed by the coil housing and/or by the at least one metallic heating element,
wherein the at least one metallic heating element includes a first heating element, a second heating element, and a third
heating element,

wherein the fluid channel is divided by the first, second and third heating elements into a first channel, a second channel,
a third channel, and a fourth channel,

wherein the fourth channel is divided into two subchannels by the third heating element, and
wherein the first heating element is arranged radially within the coil and the second heating element and the third heating
element are arranged radially outside the coil.

US Pat. No. 9,655,287

HEAT EXCHANGERS FOR COOLING INTEGRATED CIRCUITS

International Business Ma...

1. A system comprising a heat exchanger, wherein the heat exchanger comprises:
a flat metal tube having a flat top surface, a flat bottom surface, and an inner passage, the top and bottom surfaces configured
to remove waste heat from a liquid as the liquid passes through the passage from an inlet and toward an outlet of the heat
exchanger;

a first plurality of thermally-conductive solid metal posts mounted perpendicularly upon the top surface;
a first plurality of flat metal fins, each fin of the first plurality of fins having a first plurality of holes fitted about
the first plurality of posts such that the first plurality of fins are mounted on the first plurality of posts in vertically-spaced,
parallel alignment relative to each other and the top surface;

a second plurality of thermally-conductive solid metal posts mounted perpendicularly upon the bottom surface; and
a second plurality of flat metal fins, each fin of the second plurality of fins having a second plurality of holes fitted
about the second plurality of posts such that the second plurality of fins are mounted on the second plurality of posts in
vertically-spaced, parallel alignment relative to each other and the bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 9,654,331

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECOVERY OF CUSTOMER PREMISE EQUIPMENT INFORMATION ON AN ACCESS CONCENTRATOR

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a packet in a data stream;
determining that an access concentrator has lost customer premise equipment information related to the received packet, wherein
the lost customer premise equipment information includes prefix delegation route information;

evaluating the received packet to determine if the received packet is from customer premise equipment or is destined for the
customer premise equipment; and

obtaining the customer premise equipment information that is lost by evaluating Neighbor Discovery data and dynamic host configuration
protocol version six (DHCPv6) lease query data, wherein data related to customer premise equipment behind a cable modem that
is offline is filtered from the DHCPv6 lease query data, wherein a source verify operation is used in response to the received
packet being from the customer premise equipment associated with the customer premise equipment information and a reverse
path forwarding operation was successful, and wherein a downstream route lookup is used in response to the received packet
being destined for the customer premise equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,655,265

ELECTRONIC MODULE

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. An electronic module, comprising:
an electronic chip arranged in the electronic module and comprising an input terminal and an output terminal;
a first current path electrically connected to the input terminal;
a second current path electrically connected to the output terminal; and
an insulation arranged between the first current path and the second current path,
wherein the first current path and the second current path extend in the same direction and arranged in close proximity to
each other;

wherein the insulator is formed by an insulating layer having a thickness of less than 500 micrometer;
wherein the first current path and the second current path each comprise a first portion which is connected to the electronic
chip, and

wherein the first current path and the second current path each comprise a second portion which is connected to the insulation;
wherein at least one of the first current path and the second current path comprises a step between the first portion and
the second portion; and

wherein a distance between the first portion of the first current path and the first portion of the second current path is
larger than a distance between the second portion of the first current path and the second portion of the second current path.

US Pat. No. 9,655,259

DATA PROCESSING EQUIPMENT STRUCTURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A data processing equipment structure comprising:
a plurality of sidewalls, a floor surface, and a ceiling panel, which, together, define an enclosed space;
at least one equipment enclosure disposed entirely within the enclosed space,
wherein each equipment enclosure comprises a top panel;
at least one cooling unit disposed entirely within the enclosed space and arranged in side-to-side relationship, in a row,
with the at least one equipment enclosure,

wherein each cooling unit comprises a top panel; and
at least one separation panel arranged across, and in generally perpendicular relationship with, respective top panels of
the at least one equipment enclosure and the at least one cooling unit, the at least one separation panel extending upwardly
from the top panels into abutment with the ceiling panel;

wherein the at least one separation panel, in combination with the at least one equipment enclosure and the at least one cooling
unit, thermally isolates a front plenum, extending from the floor surface to the ceiling panel along a front of the at least
one equipment enclosure, from a rear plenum, extending from the floor surface to the ceiling panel along a rear of the at
least one equipment enclosure; and

wherein each of the front plenum and the rear plenum is external to the at least one equipment enclosure and the at least
one cooling unit, but fully contained within the enclosed space.

US Pat. No. 9,655,270

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND ELECTROMAGNETIC NOISE CONTROL METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a plurality of circuit boards having signal grounds;
a conductive plate electrically connected to the signal grounds of the plurality of circuit boards;
a board housing frame that houses the plurality of circuit boards and the conductive plate and has a frame surface serving
as a frame ground; and

a dielectric provided between the frame surface of the board housing frame and the conductive plate.

US Pat. No. 9,655,258

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:
a display panel including a front substrate and a back substrate;
a guide panel positioned at an edge of a back surface of the display panel;
a frame positioned in the rear of the display panel and connected to the guide panel; and
a back cover positioned in the rear of the frame and inserted into the frame in a sliding manner,
wherein the back cover includes:
a first protrusion configured to extend toward a second side area opposite a first side area at an end of the first side area;
a second protrusion configured to extend toward the first side area at an end of the second side area; and
a third protrusion configured to extend toward a fourth side area, which is adjacent to the first and second side areas and
is opposite to a third side area, at an end of the third side area adjacent to the first and second side areas,

wherein the frame includes:
a first connector corresponding to the first protrusion;
a second connector corresponding to the second protrusion; and
a third connector corresponding to the third protrusion,
wherein the first protrusion includes a first main protrusion extending toward the second side area at the end of the first
side area and a first auxiliary protrusion extending from the first main protrusion in a vertical direction, and

wherein the second protrusion includes a second main protrusion extending toward the first side area at the end of the second
side area and a second auxiliary protrusion extending from the second main protrusion in the vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 9,655,254

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

SUBTRON TECHNOLOGY CO. LT...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit substrate, comprising:
bonding peripheries of two metal layers directly to form a sealed area;
forming at least a through hole passing through the sealed area, and wherein an area of the through hole is smaller than an
area of the sealed area;

forming two first insulating layers on the two metal layers and forming two inner conductive layers on the two first insulating
layers, wherein an area of each of the two first insulating layers is larger than an area of each of the two metal layers;

laminating the two first insulating layers and the two inner conductive layers and the two metal layers bonded with each other
being embedded in the two first insulating layers, wherein portions of the two first insulating layers fill in the through
hole when the two first insulating lavers are laminated;

patterning the two inner conductive layers, forming two second insulating layers on the two inner conductive layers, and forming
two outer conductive layers on the two second insulating layers;

laminating the second insulating layers and the two outer conductive layers and the two inner conductive layers being embedded
in the second insulating layers; and

separating the sealed area of the two metal layers to form two separated circuit substrates by removing a region of the sealed
area.

US Pat. No. 9,653,194

LOW RESISTANCE INSERT

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A conductive insert which provides a low resistance bond between low conductive materials, the insert comprising:
a first surface and an oppositely facing second surface;
a plurality of openings extending between the first surface and the second surface;
multiple first triangular projections extending proximate each of respective first openings, the multiple first triangular
projections extend at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the insert, the multiple first triangular projections of
each of the respective first openings extending from the first surface in a direction away from the second surface, each of
the multiple first triangular projections having a first fixed end and a first free end formed by two sides of the first triangular
projection, the first free ends having first sharp edges or first points to provide first piercing surfaces which are moveable
in a direction which is essentially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the insert to provide a wiping action on a first surface
of the conductive material;

multiple second triangular projections extending proximate each of respective second openings, the multiple second triangular
projections extend at an angle relative to a longitudinal axis of the insert, the multiple second triangular projections of
each of the respective second openings extending from the second surface in a direction away from the first surface, each
of the multiple second triangular projections having a second fixed end and a second free end formed by two sides of the second
triangular projection, the second free ends having second sharp edges or second points to provide second piercing surfaces
which are moveable in a direction which is essentially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the insert to provide a wiping action
on a second surface of the conductive material;

wherein the insert provides a stable, low resistance electrically conductive path between the conductive materials.

US Pat. No. 9,655,292

METHODS OF MAKING PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAYS AND RAIL SYSTEMS

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A method for making a photovoltaic module system, the method comprising:
grading the ground at an installation site;
at the installation site, extruding concrete onto the graded ground by a slip-form extrusion machine so as to form at least
one rail on the graded ground for supporting one or more photovoltaic modules and associated with a substantially uniform
profile along its length;

wherein the process for extruding the concrete onto the graded ground by the slip-form extrusion machine so as to form the
at least one rail includes making by the slip-form extrusion machine at least a first vehicle support surface, a second vehicle
support surface along the at least one rail, a first photovoltaic module support surface, and a second photovoltaic module
support surface,

the first and second photovoltaic module support surfaces each being disposed between the first vehicle support surface and
the second vehicle support surface;

connecting a plurality of photovoltaic modules to the first photovoltaic module support surface and the second photovoltaic
module support surface; and

disposing a vehicle in contact with the first vehicle support surface and the second vehicle support surface, the vehicle
comprising at least a first wheel, continuous track, or caterpillar tread and a second wheel, continuous track, or caterpillar
tread,

the first vehicle support surface receiving the first wheel, continuous track, or caterpillar tread of the vehicle, and
the second vehicle support surface receiving the second wheel, continuous track, or caterpillar tread of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,655,243

DISPLAY PANEL AND MOTHER PANEL FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A mother panel comprising:
a first mother substrate;
a second mother substrate facing the first mother substrate;
display devices disposed between the first mother substrate and the second mother substrate, the display devices being separated
from each other;

first sealing members disposed between the first mother substrate and the second mother substrate and surrounding each of
the display devices; and

second sealing members disposed between the first mother substrate and the second mother substrate and disposed on the outer
side of the first sealing members, the second sealing members comprising unit patterns,

wherein a width of each unit pattern in a second direction perpendicular to a first direction decreases along the first direction
which is a direction away from each of the first sealing members and parallel to the first and second mother substrates, and

wherein the unit patterns are arranged along the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,653,945

CONVERTER BETWEEN SOLAR PANEL, SOURCE AND LOAD

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system, comprising a solar circuit, a coupling circuit, a converter circuit, a source circuit, and a load circuit, wherein
the coupling circuit in a first mode couples the solar circuit to the source circuit using the converter circuit and in a
second mode couples the source circuit to the load circuit using the converter circuit, a power flow through the converter
circuit having a same direction in both modes.

US Pat. No. 9,655,187

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR LED LIGHTING APPARATUS

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A control circuit for an LED lighting apparatus, which controls light emission of one or more LED groups in response to
changes of a rectified voltage, the control circuit comprising:
a driver configured to provide a current path corresponding to light emission of the one or more LED groups; and
a primary current source configured to provide a primary current using a driving current outputted from the current path,
wherein the control circuit provides an operating voltage to an additional device using the primary current.

US Pat. No. 9,655,283

SUBMERGED DATACENTER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:
a submersible datacenter configured for operation while submerged in water, including by having electrical components of the
submersible datacenter in at least one sealed container, and the at least one sealed container incorporated into a base located
on a platform and submerged in the water;

a heat transfer subsystem including a sealed circulation pipe passing through the at least one sealed container within the
base, the sealed circulation pipe circulating dielectric fluid through the at least one sealed container housing the submersible
datacenter to sink the datacenter, equalize pressure, and transfer heat away from the submersible datacenter, and radiator
that transfers heat away from the at least one sealed container to the water outside the base; and

at least one sensor to detect a resistance of the dielectric fluid and monitor a leakage rate of the fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,655,280

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL FORCE GENERATING LINE-REPLACEABLE UNIT CHASSIS BY MEANS OF A LINEAR SPRING

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A system for selectively engaging a plurality of electronics modules with respective cooling surfaces of a cooling system
comprising:
a frame;
a spring element having a first end and a second end, the second end supported by the frame; and
a force generation system for selectively applying and maintaining a force on the first end of the spring element in a first
direction,

wherein the spring element, in response to said application of force, is configured to compress in length and expand in width
for urging each of the plurality of electronics modules into contact with a respective cooling surface of the cooling system.

US Pat. No. 9,655,272

CONNECTING CIRCUIT FOR SERVER BACK PANEL

ScienBiziP Consulting (Sh...

7. A connecting circuit comprising:
a motherboard defining a first connector and a second connector, the first connector comprising a first address distinguishing
pin, the second connector comprising a second address distinguishing pin, a position of the first address distinguishing pin
in address pins of the first connector is same as that of the second address distinguishing pin in address pins of the second
connector;

a first back panel coupled with the first connector and transmitting a first address signal to the first connector; and
a second back panel coupled with the second connector via a second cable and transmitting a second address signal to the second
connector;

wherein the first address distinguishing pin is connected to ground and the second address distinguishing pin is connected
to a high level voltage to distinguish the first address signal from the second address signal;

wherein the second cable comprises a signal wire which is connected to the second address distinguishing pin, and the signal
wire is electronically cut off.

US Pat. No. 9,655,238

WIRING BOARD, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRING BOARD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring board comprising:
a heat dissipation plate;
a heat-conductive adhesive layer disposed on the heat dissipation plate;
an insulating layer disposed on the heat-conductive adhesive layer, the insulating layer being formed with an opening portion;
a thermal via disposed in the opening portion of the insulating layer;
a heat dissipation metal terminal disposed on the thermal via and electrically connected via an electrical connector to the
heat dissipation plate; and

electrodes disposed on the insulating layer, the electrodes to be connected to an electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,655,232

SPANNING TREE PROTOCOL (STP) OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer implemented method by one or more processors of a network infrastructure device, comprising:
receiving system capabilities information from a link level peer at a port of the network infrastructure device, wherein the
system capabilities information identifies whether the link level peer is a host or a network infrastructure device;

determining a device type of the link level peer based on the system capabilities information; and
automatically configuring a Spanning Tree Protocol (STP) port type for the port based on the device type of the link level
peer, triggered in response to receiving the system capabilities information.

US Pat. No. 9,654,467

TIME SYNCHRONIZATION SOLUTIONS FOR FORWARD-SECURE ONE-TIME AUTHENTICATION TOKENS

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A token-side method for generating a passcode from a user authentication token for presentation to an authentication server,
comprising:
receiving a request to generate said passcode at a current device time of said user authentication token;
detecting, by at least one processing device of said user authentication token that generates said passcode, a previous forward
clock attack during said generation of said passcode, wherein a third party actor implemented said forward clock attack by
altering a device time of said user authentication token to a time that is later than said current device time of said user
authentication token, accessing at least one passcode that is valid at said time that is later than said current device time
and restoring said device time to a substantially current time of said forward clock attack, wherein said forward clock attack
is detected by determining whether said current device time of said user authentication token is less than a last used device
time indicating a last time that said user authentication token was used to produce a last passcode, wherein said last used
device time is stored as part of a state of said user authentication token, wherein said last used device time is updated
to said current device time during said generation of said user authentication passcode; and

communicating, by said user authentication token, an indication of said forward clock attack to said authentication server,
wherein said authentication server re-synchronizes with said user authentication token in response to said indication from
said user authentication token of said forward clock attack.

US Pat. No. 9,655,289

HYBRID REAR COVER AND MOUNTING BRACKET FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A system for mounting an electronic display comprising:
a rear cover mounting bracket having a rear plate and sidewall which surrounds a perimeter of the plate;
a plurality of mounting holes placed within the rear plate;
an electronic display assembly module having a thermal plate where the electronic display assembly module attaches to the
rear cover mounting bracket to define a plenum between the thermal plate and the rear plate, the electronic display assembly
module having four sides including a bottom and top side;

a power module placed within the plenum;
wherein the electronic display assembly module is adapted to allow one side of the electronic display assembly module to be
rotated outwardly away from the rear cover mounting bracket when the electronic display assembly module is attached to the
rear cover mounting bracket;

a first partition within the plenum; and
a circulating fan positioned within the plenum for circulating gas around the plenum.

US Pat. No. 9,655,285

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING THE SAME

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A power supply system for a data center, comprising:
a cooling circuit including a fluid, the cooling circuit configured to receive at least a portion of heat energy generated
by a server located in the data center;

an electrochemical power generator configured to receive the fluid of the cooling circuit and to generate electrical energy
for the server using the fluid; and

a processor configured to control an amount of heat energy transferred from the server to the fluid based on data relating
to the server.

US Pat. No. 9,655,288

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CAR BATTERY CHARGER

Delta Electronics (Shangh...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a heat-dissipating base;
a heat-dissipating component disposed on the heat-dissipating base;
a first elastic clip partially mounted on the heat-dissipating component;
a first printed wiring board assembly disposed on or above the heat-dissipating base, the first printed wiring board assembly
comprising:

a first printed wiring board; and
at least one first electronic component disposed on the first printed wiring board, such that the first printed wiring board
assembly has a raised portion and a concave portion relative to the raised portion; and

a second printed wiring board assembly at least partially disposed in the concave portion and disposed between the first printed
wiring board and the heat-dissipating base, the second printed wiring board assembly comprising:

a second printed wiring board; and
at least one switching element disposed on the second printed wiring board, wherein the at least one switching element is
flatly disposed relative to the second printed wiring board, and one end of the switching element is connected to the second
printed wiring board, and the other end of the switching element is clamped between the heat-dissipating component and the
first elastic clip.

US Pat. No. 9,653,254

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

CARL ZEISS MICROSCOPY GMB...

1. A charged-particle multi-beamlet system comprising:
a source of charged particles;
a multi-aperture plate disposed in a charged particle beam path of the system downstream of the source, wherein the multi-aperture
plate comprises plural apertures forming a first multi-aperture array with apertures arranged at positions of a basic pattern;

a multi-aperture selector plate having a main face and plural apertures forming plural multi-aperture arrays comprising at
least a second and a third multi-aperture array, wherein apertures of the second and the third multi-aperture array are arranged
at positions of the basic pattern;

a carrier, wherein the multi-aperture selector plate is mounted on the carrier;
an actuator configured to move the carrier such that the multi-aperture selector plate is disposed in the charged particle
beam path of the system downstream of the source and can be displaced in a direction parallel to its main face;

wherein the source, the first multi-aperture plate and the carrier are arranged such that a first number of charged particle
beamlets is generated at a position downstream of both the first multi-aperture plate and the multi-aperture selector plate;
and

wherein the apertures of the multi-aperture selector plate have diameters, and wherein the diameters of the apertures of the
third multi-aperture array are greater than the diameters of the apertures of the second multi-aperture array.

US Pat. No. 9,655,295

ATTACHMENT FOR FEEDER INSTALLATION AND METHOD FOR FEEDER INSTALLATION

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A feeder installation attachment used for installing a plurality of types of tape feeder with different standard widths
on a common feeder base in an electronic component mounting apparatus, the feeder base having a plurality of rows of base
side installing slots which engage with first feeder side fitting parts provided on a lower surface of a first tape feeder
installed directly on the feeder base, out of the plurality of types of tape feeder,
said feeder installation attachment comprising:
a main body portion comprising attachment side fitting parts provided on a lower surface of the main body portion, the attachment
side fitting parts having an installing compatibility with the first feeder side fitting parts; and

second feeder installing slots which are formed on an upper surface of the main body portion and which engage with second
feeder side fitting parts provided on a lower surface of a second tape feeder having a standard width smaller than that of
the first tape feeder, out of the plurality of types of tape feeder,

wherein in a state in which the attachment is mounted on the feeder base by fitting the attachment side fitting parts into
the base side installing slots, an array pitch of the second feeder installing slots is smaller than an array pitch of the
base side installing slots, and becomes an array pitch corresponding to the standard width of the second tape feeder.

US Pat. No. 9,654,226

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHARACTERIZATION AND COMPENSATION OF OPTICAL IMPAIRMENTS IN INP-BASED OPTICAL TRANSMITTER

Finisar Corporation, Hor...

1. A method for characterizing and compensating for optical impairments in an optical transmitter, the method comprising:
a) operating an optical transmitter comprising a first parent Mach-Zehnder (MZ) modulator and a second parent MZ modulator,
wherein each of the first and second parent MZ modulators comprises a plurality of child MZ modulators;

b) biasing each of the plurality of child MZ modulators in the first and second parent MZ modulators at respective initial
operating points;

c) generating an electro-optic RF transfer function for each of the plurality of child MZ modulators by measuring a plurality
of optical output powers of the optical transmitter while sweeping characterizing RF input drive power levels applied to each
of the plurality of child MZ modulators;

d) determining curve fitting parameters for each of the plurality of electro-optic RF transfer functions;
e) determining operating points of each of the plurality of child MZ modulators using the curve fitting parameters;
f) determining an IQ power imbalance at a particular operating point for each of the first and the second parent MZ modulators
using the curve fitting parameters for each of the plurality of electro-optic RF transfer functions;

g) determining initial RF input drive power levels applied to each of the plurality of child MZ modulators that compensate
for the determined IQ power imbalance for each of the first and the second parent MZ modulators;

h) determining XY power imbalance of the optical transmitter at the determined initial RF input drive power levels using the
curve fitting parameters; and

i) determining operating RF input drive power levels that at least partially compensate for the first and second IQ power
imbalances and for the XY power imbalance of the optical transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,652,664

FACIAL RECOGNITION USING FRACTAL FEATURES

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for analyzing facial images, the method comprising:
accessing data encoding a facial image, the facial image including a face;
generating a hierarchical graphical model of the face in the facial image, the hierarchical graphical model including more
than nodes from at least one level, each level approximating the face within a contour;

applying a bank of filters to the face at a particular node, each filter spanning more than one scale and at least one direction;
analyzing filter responses from the bank of filters applied at each direction to obtain a similarity measure that consolidates
filter responses from filters applied at more than one scale;

generating a vector representation based on the similarity measures to describe the facial image at the particular node; and
storing, at a storage device, the generated vector representation from one or more node for computing a distance between two
vector representations.

US Pat. No. 9,655,290

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING STRUCTURE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An electromagnetic shielding structure comprising:
one or more gripping members and a shielding case,
the one or more gripping members being surface-mounted on a mounting surface of an electronic component of a printed circuit
board,

the shielding case being held with the gripping member and thereby attached to the printed circuit board,
the shielding case comprising a roof section and a plurality of side walls,
the roof section configured to face the printed circuit board at a position to form a gap with the printed circuit board when
the shielding case is attached to the printed circuit board, each of the plurality of side walls configured to be held with
the gripping member in a state hanging toward the printed circuit board from each of a plurality of positions on a periphery
of the roof section when the shielding case is attached to the printed circuit board, the roof section comprising a polygonal
panel that is shaped so as not to fit inside a 30 mm ×30 mm square region,

the side walls comprising panels that are provided so as to hang from portions corresponding to part or entirety of some of
sides of the polygonal roof, each side wall being configured to contact the gripping member at a position within a predetermined
distance from an edge of that side wall in a direction perpendicular to both a thickness direction of that side wall and a
thickness direction of the printed circuit board,

the electronic component mounted on the mounting surface being configured to be accommodated in a space surrounded by the
printed circuit board, the roof section, and the side walls, and a conductor provided on the printed circuit board and the
shielding case being configured to be electrically connected via the gripping member, when the shielding case is attached
to the printed circuit board;

the inner surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion respectively have a spring portion formed by cutting
and raising part of the inner surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion into a tongue shape, a spring
length from a base end to a leading end of the spring portion of one of the inner surface side grip portion and the outer
surface side grip portion is greater than a spring length from a base end to a leading end of the spring portion of the other
of the inner surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion, one of the spring portion of the inner surface
side grip portion and the spring portion of the outer surface side grip portion has a convex portion that projects toward
the other of the spring portion of the inner surface side grip portion and the spring portion of the outer surface side grip
portion;

wherein each of the one or more gripping members comprises one or more grip portions, the grip portions comprising one or
more inner surface side grip portions to be pressed against an inner surface of an end region of the side wall and one or
more outer surface side grip portions to be pressed against an outer surface of the end region of the side wall, and the inner
surface side grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion provided on the one or more gipping members are configured
to hold the shielding case,

and wherein the end region of the side wall is provided with a hole and the spring portion of one of the inner surface side
grip portion and the outer surface side grip portion having the spring length that is shorter is configured to be fitted into
the hole such that it is difficult for the side wall to escape from between the inner surface side grip portion and the outer
surface side grip portion.

US Pat. No. 9,655,273

SERVER CASE

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A server case comprising:
a shell defining an opening;
a door configured to cover the opening of shell and shield contents of the server case inside the shell; and
a connection member comprising a sliding portion and a rotation portion, the sliding portion slidably connects to the door,
the rotation portion slidably engages with the shell, a stop member protrudes from the door, a restriction groove is defined
in the sliding portion, the stop member is received in the restriction groove; the sliding portion slides on the door to drive
the rotation portion to slide in the shell to make the door rotate between an open position, where a first angle between the
door and the opening is greater than 90 degrees, and a shielding position, where a second angle between the door and the opening
is an acute angle.

US Pat. No. 9,655,236

METHOD TO MAKE A MULTILAYER CIRCUIT BOARD WITH INTERMETALLIC COMPOUND AND RELATED CIRCUIT BOARDS

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A multilayer circuit board comprising:
a plurality of circuit board layers, each comprising a dielectric layer and conductive traces thereon comprising a first metal;
a first circuit board layer of said plurality thereof having a through-via therein;
a plating in said through-via comprising the first metal;
said first circuit board layer and a second circuit board layer of said plurality thereof being relatively aligned so that
said through-via of said first circuit board layer is adjacent a feature on said second circuit board layer, and said first
and second circuit board layers being directly laminated together without an adhesive material; and

adjacent portions of said conductive traces being joined together by an intermetallic compound formed between the first metal
and a second metal, the intermetallic compound having a melting temperature above a lamination temperature of the dielectric
layers and comprising Cu3Sn.

US Pat. No. 9,655,227

SLOT-COUPLED CW STANDING WAVE ACCELERATING CAVITY

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

12. A method for high efficiency continuous wave (CW) graded beta acceleration, comprising:
a. providing a particle accelerator including a plurality of interconnected cells of varying length separated by walls there
between, the interconnected cells including a center symmetric axis, a gap spacing, a cell length, and a cone having a cone
angle;

b. providing a plurality of non resonant coupling slots on the walls between the interconnected cells to enable a pi-mode
oscillating field;

c. axially aligning the coupling slots in the walls along an axis parallel with and offset to a common side from the center
symmetric axis;

d. varying the gap spacing and cell length throughout the length of the interconnected cells to accommodate varying beta;
e. maintaining a constant cone angle throughout the interconnected cells; and
f. limiting the extent of each of said coupling slots to no more than an angle of 60 degrees around the center symmetric axis.

US Pat. No. 9,655,222

RADIATION SOURCE

ASML Netherlands B.V., V...

1. A radiation source comprising:
a reservoir configured to retain a volume of a fuel;
a nozzle, in fluid connection with the reservoir, configured to direct a stream of the fuel along a trajectory towards a plasma
formation location; and

a contamination filter assembly, located in a fuel flow path between the reservoir and the nozzle, configured to:
be expanded to a first volume at a first temperature, and
be reduced to a second volume at a second temperature, the first and second volumes being different from each other, and the
first and second temperatures being different from each other,

wherein the contamination filter assembly comprises a filter medium configured to:
be held in place within the contamination filter assembly by a force provided by an inlet or an outlet of the contamination
filter assembly that at least partially surrounds the filter medium in response to the contamination filter assembly being
reduced to the second volume; and

be removed from the contamination filter assembly in response to the contamination filter assembly being expanded to the first
volume.

US Pat. No. 9,655,220

CT DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A CT device comprising
a circular electron gun array including a plurality of electron guns, each of the electron guns is configured to emit electron
beams along the radial direction of the circular electron gun array in sequence according to a predetermine pulse sequence;

an acceleration cavity disposed inside of a circle on which the circular electron gun array is positioned, including a plurality
of nested concentric coaxial cavities that operate in ? mode for accelerating electron beams emitted from the respective electron
guns of the circular electron gun array;

a circular transmission target disposed inside of a circle on which the acceleration cavity is positioned and being bombarded
by the accelerated electron beams to generate X-rays; and

a circular detector configured to receive the X-rays after they have passed through an object to be detected.

US Pat. No. 9,655,221

HIGH FREQUENCY, REPETITIVE, COMPACT TOROID-GENERATION FOR RADIATION PRODUCTION

EAGLE HARBOR TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A radiation source comprising:
a gas source;
a confinement tube coupled with the gas source and configured to contain gas introduce into the confinement tube from the
gas source; and

a resonant inductor having a plurality of windings around the confinement tube that is configured to ionize gas disposed within
the confinement tube, generate a compact toroid within the ionized gas, and produce radiation from the compact toroid.

US Pat. No. 9,650,923

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SAFE VALVE ACTIVATION IN A DYNAMIC SKIP FIRING ENGINE

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. An internal combustion engine comprising:
an engine controller arranged to operate the engine in a skip fire mode;
at least one selectively activatable cylinder, each selectively activatable cylinder having an associated intake valve and
an associated exhaust valve, wherein the exhaust valve associated with each selectively activatable cylinder can be selectively
opened or held closed during a selected working cycle to help facilitate deactivating the cylinder during skipped working
cycles that occur during skip fire operation of the engine such that air is not pumped through the cylinder during the skipped
working cycles; and

a valve control system arranged to ensure that during skip fire operation, the intake valve does not open when the selectively
activatable cylinder contains high pressure combustion gases, the valve control system including an exhaust valve motion verification
module arranged to detect opening of the exhaust valve to vent combustion gases.

US Pat. No. 9,655,199

FOUR COMPONENT PHOSPHORESCENT OLED FOR COOL WHITE LIGHTING APPLICATION

Universal Display Corpora...

1. A light emitting system comprising a first organic light emitting device, the first organic light emitting device including:
an anode;
a cathode;
a first organic emitting layer, disposed between the anode and the cathode, comprising a first emissive dopant having a peak
wavelength of between 400 to 500 nanometers; and

a second organic emitting layer, disposed between the anode and the cathode, comprising a second emissive dopant having a
peak wavelength of between 400 to 500 nanometers, wherein the peak wavelength of the first emissive dopant is at least 4 nm
less than the peak wavelength of the second emissive dopant,

wherein the only organic emitting layers in the first organic light emitting device are the first organic emitting layer and
the second organic emitting layer.

US Pat. No. 9,654,367

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND VISUALIZING EFFICIENCIES AND RISKS IN COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

Cirba IP Inc., Richmond ...

1. A method performed by a processor in a computing system, the method comprising:
obtaining resource utilization or performance data pertaining to a plurality of computing entities in a computing environment,
and capacity data specifying resource capacities for the plurality of computing entities in the computing environment;

obtaining at least one operational policy defining criteria to determine whether the utilization or performance of an entity
is in an acceptable range relative to its capacity or performance limits;

computing at least one score quantifying efficiencies and/or risks associated with corresponding ones of the entities in the
computing environment, based on the resource utilization or performance data, the capacity data, and the at least one operational
policy; and

displaying an indicator for at least one of the plurality of computing entities in a graphical representation based on the
corresponding score;

wherein each indicator is positioned in the graphical representation according to the corresponding score such that the positioned
indicator shows in a spatial manner, relative efficiencies and/or risks for the corresponding entity by positioning the indicator
in one of a first portion indicative of risk associated with having infrastructure in the computing environment that cannot
service workload demands and meet criteria specified in the at least one operational policy, a second portion indicative of
an amount of infrastructure in the computing environment that can service workload demands based on the at least one operational
policy, or a third portion indicative of inefficiencies associated with having more than the required amount of infrastructure
in the computing environment to service workload demands based on the at least one operational policy.

US Pat. No. 9,653,488

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Hannstar Display (Nanjing...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a transparent substrate;
a gate electrode disposed on the transparent substrate;
a gate insulation layer covering the gate electrode;
an oxide semiconductor layer disposed on the gate insulation layer and at least partially over the gate electrode;
an etching stop layer disposed over the gate electrode and at least covering a part of the oxide semiconductor layer, and
including an opening; and

an electrode layer disposed at the opening and on a part of the etching stop layer;
wherein a part of the oxide semiconductor layer uncovered by the etching stop layer and the electrode layer is a pixel electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,655,291

MULTILAYER MAGNETIC SHIELD

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe-s...

1. A multilayer magnetic shield formed of magnetic materials and disposed on an outer side of a superconducting magnet, the
multilayer magnetic shield comprising:
a first magnetic shield disposed on the outer side of the superconducting magnet; and
a second magnetic shield disposed on an outer side of the first magnetic shield, wherein
the first magnetic shield includes:
a first cylinder section formed in a cylindrical shape and enclosing the superconducting magnet from the outer side in a radial
direction of the superconducting magnet; and

a pair of first flange sections connected to an end portion in an axial direction of the first cylinder section and extending
from the end portion inward in a radial direction of the first cylinder section,

the second magnetic shield includes:
a second cylinder section formed in a cylindrical shape larger than the first cylinder section and enclosing the first cylinder
section from an outer side in the radial direction of the first cylinder section; and

a pair of second flange sections connected to an end portion in an axial direction of the second cylinder section and extending
from the end portion inward in a radial direction of the second cylinder section,

the second cylinder section is disposed in a position with a predetermined space from the first cylinder section in the radial
direction of the first cylinder section, and

the pair of second flange sections is disposed in positions with the predetermined space from the pair of first flange sections
in the axial direction of the first cylinder section.

US Pat. No. 9,655,279

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR COOLING A CPU USING A LIQUID BATH

SYSTEMEX-ENERGIES INTERNA...

1. A system for cooling a CPU, comprising:
a. a tank for holding dielectric coolant in a liquid phase and for receiving the CPU that is immersed in the coolant, said
coolant having a first fraction and a second fraction, the first fraction having a different boiling point from the second
fraction;

b. a cover for closing the tank;
c. an electric pathway through the cover for communicating data signals to the CPU.

US Pat. No. 9,655,268

OPERATING CONTROL UNIT FOR AN ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE AND ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE

E.G.O. Elektro-Geraetebau...

1. An operating control unit for an electrical appliance with an operating field, wherein said
operating control unit is formed to be mounted on an underside of said operating field, wherein said operating control unit
comprises:

a frame body with a frame topside to be mounted to said underside of said operating field, wherein said frame body comprises
locking means protruding from said frame body, and wherein said frame body comprises a frame opening;

a flat component carrier mounted to said frame body from behind, wherein said component carrier comprises piezo-active sensor
elements provided on a topside of said component carrier facing said frame body and said underside of said operating field;
and

a back support mounted to a back side of said frame body and enclosing said component carrier, wherein said back support is
fixed to said frame body via locking means of said frame body interlocking with counter locking means on said back support,

wherein said operating control unit comprises after pre-assembly two different assembly states,
wherein a first state is a pre-mount state and a second state is a final-assembly state,
wherein in said pre-mount state said back support is fixed to said frame body enclosing said component support, and some of
said locking means of said frame body are formed as pre-mount locking means and are holding said back support against disassembly,

wherein in said final-assembly state said back support is pressed closer to said frame body with less distance between the
two than in said pre-mount state, and final-assembly locking means of said frame body are provided for holding said back support
in a closer position than said pre-mount locking means, and

wherein force transfer means are provided on said topside of said piezo-active sensor elements, said force transfer means
being provided with pressure elements with a cross-section significantly smaller than a size of one said piezo-active sensor
element, wherein said pressure elements are elastically arranged on a force transmission holder.

US Pat. No. 9,655,198

METHOD OF OPERATING AN ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING COMPONENT

OSRAM Oled GmbH, (DE)

1. A method of operating an organic light-emitting component,
wherein the organic light-emitting component has a first electrode and a second electrode that have arranged between them
an organic functional layer stack having at least one organic light-emitting layer that, during operation, produces light
emitted via a luminous area,

wherein the first and second electrodes and the organic functional layer stack are in an extensive form,
in contact with the first electrode, at each of two opposite edges of the first electrode a respective conductor track is
arranged that extends in a longitudinal direction along the respective edge,

the two conductor tracks have contact made with them on a same side of the first electrode by a connection element so that
during operation there is a voltage drop in each conductor track in the longitudinal direction, which voltage drop brings
about a luminous density gradient on the luminous area in a direction following the longitudinal direction,

the organic light-emitting component has a characteristic r=dV/dj,
where V denotes an operating voltage and j denotes an operating current density and dV/dj is the mathematical derivative of
the operating voltage with respect to the operating current density,

an operating point r=rA is chosen such that it holds that:

0.75?U?1, with U=1?(1?H)/(1+H), H=cos h?1(L/?) and ?=(r/R)0.5,

where d denotes a distance between the conductor tracks in a direction transverse to the longitudinal direction, L=0.5×d and
R is the sheet resistance of the first electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,652,757

AUTOMATIC PRICE DISPLAY CONTROL BY EMULATION OF ELECTRONIC CASH REGISTER PRICE LOOKUP

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method for the distribution and display of product information in a retail establishment, comprising the steps of:
requesting product information located in a master database from an electronic cash register emulation hub;
transmitting product information from a master database to an electronic cash register emulation hub;
translating, in the electronic cash register emulation hub, product information from a universal price code format to an electronic
price display unit format, wherein the product information is translated based on data requirements of at least one of a plurality
of electronic price display units, wherein at least two of the electronic price display units have different data requirements
and the electronic cash register emulation hub is configured based on the different data requirements of each of the at least
two electronic price display units;

transferring the translated product information from the electronic cash register emulation hub to the at least one electronic
price display unit; and

displaying the product information on the electronic price display unit.

US Pat. No. 9,655,293

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE COMPRISING A MULTILAYER SAPPHIRE COVER PLATE

GTAT Corporation, Merrim...

1. An electronic display device comprising:
at least one display element having a display surface; and
a cover plate having at least one transparent display region, the cover plate comprising a glass layer having a refractive
index ng and one or more free standing sapphire layers having a refractive index ns, wherein (ns?ng) is not more than 0.05, wherein the cover plate is directly affixed to the display surface to operate as a touch screen,

wherein the sapphire layer has a back surface, and the glass layer is directly coated to the back surface of the sapphire
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,648,907

VIRTUAL REALITY SMOKING SYSTEM

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A virtual or augmented reality smoking system, comprising:
a smoking implement shaped device;
an image generator which generates images of a virtual or augmented reality environment;
a viewing device receiving images from the image generator,
a movement sensor in the smoking implement shaped device which transmits data corresponding to position and motion of the
smoking implement shaped device;

a movement sensor tracker coupled to the movement sensor and the image generator, wherein the image generator is capable of
producing an image based upon information provided to the image generator from the movement sensor tracker,

a camera operative to record live images of a live environment in front of the viewing device, and
a mixer which overlays the live images with the virtual or augmented reality environment and transmits a combined live and
virtual or augmented reality environment to the viewing device,

wherein the viewing device is capable of displaying images of the combined live and virtual or augmented reality environment
from the image generator in conjunction with the smoking implement shaped device, wherein if the movement sensor tracker provides
a first signal, then the image generator generates an image of a burning end on the smoking implement shaped device combined
with the live images, wherein if the movement sensor tracker provides a second signal, then the image generator generates
an image of an exhalation within the viewing device combined with the live images, and/or wherein if the movement sensor tracker
provides a third signal, then the image generator generates an image of a sidestream smoke emission from an end of the smoking
implement shaped device combined with the live images,

wherein the smoking implement shaped device includes a releasable flavorant or aroma emitting additive located in the smoking
implement shaped device, and

wherein a pattern and characteristics of the sidestream smoke emission are controllable based on ambient conditions in a room
of the live environment, and

at least one sensor for sensing the ambient conditions in the room, and
wherein the ambient conditions include at least one of airflow and temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,655,241

PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND CONNECTOR CONNECTING THE WIRING BOARD

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A printed wiring board comprising:
a base substrate;
a plurality of pads for electrical connection that are disposed at one surface side of the base substrate and at a connection
end portion to be connected with a connector, the plurality of pads forming front and rear two arrays when viewed in a direction
of connection with the connector;

first wirings that are provided at the other surface side of the base substrate and connected with pads of the front array
of the plurality of pads via vias penetrating the base substrate; and

second wirings that are provided at the one surface side of the base substrate and connected with pads of the rear array of
the plurality of pads, wherein

the first wirings are provided so as to pass through respective positions at the other surface side of the base substrate
corresponding to the pads of the front array and the pads of the rear array,

the first wirings have first expanded-width parts provided at positions on the other surface side of the base substrate corresponding
to the pads of the front array and second expanded-width parts provided at positions on the other surface side of the base
substrate corresponding to the pads of the rear array,

the first expanded-width parts have shapes corresponding to shapes of the pads of the front array, and
the second expanded-width parts have shapes corresponding to shapes of the pads of the rear array.

US Pat. No. 9,650,133

POWER AND COMMUNICATION INTERFACE FOR VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING (VTOL) UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES (UAVS)

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system comprising:
a rearward facing tang extending from a rear fuselage portion of a VTOL UAV;
one or more metallic contacts disposed on an exterior surface of the tang;
a UAV pod comprising a landing surface; and
an opening disposed in the landing surface to receive the tang.

US Pat. No. 9,655,277

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING FAN

Young Lighting Technology...

1. A display device, comprising:
a casing, having a front surface, a back surface and a side surface, the front surface being opposed to the back surface,
the side surface being connected between the front surface and the back surface, the back surface having a first airflow passage;

a display panel, disposed in the casing;
a transparent plate, disposed on the front surface and covering the display panel, wherein a second airflow passage is formed
between the display panel and the transparent plate;

at least one fixing pillar, disposed between the first airflow passage and the second airflow passage and configured to fix
the display panel in the casing;

at least one flow-guiding component, disposed in the second airflow passage and adjacent to the side surface; and
a fan, disposed on the back surface and capable of providing a heat-dissipation airflow, wherein the heat-dissipation airflow
is capable of flowing through the first airflow passage and the fixing pillar in sequence and then arrives at the flow-guiding
component, and flows in the second airflow passage after being guided by the flow-guiding component.

US Pat. No. 9,655,225

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING CONVECTION WITHIN A PLASMA CELL

KLA-Tencor Corporation, ...

1. A plasma cell for controlling convection comprising:
a transmission element having one or more openings,
the transmission element configured to receive illumination from an illumination source in order to generate a plasma within
a plasma generation region of a volume of gas, wherein the plasma emits broadband radiation, wherein the transmission element
of the plasma cell is at least partially transparent to at least a portion of the illumination generated by the illumination
source and at least a portion of the broadband radiation emitted by the plasma; and

one or more gas return channels formed within the transmission element for transferring gas from a region above the plasma
generation region to a region below the plasma generation region.

US Pat. No. 9,655,188

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INDEPENDENTLY CONTROLLING POWER DELIVERED TO A LOAD FROM DIMMERS HAVING DISSIMILAR PHASE-CUT DIMMING ANGLES

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. An illumination device, comprising:
a dimmer coupled to an AC main and configured to produce a conduction angle between a minimum and maximum conduction angle;
a light emitting diode (LED) load coupled to receive a drive current proportional to a DC power supply current averaged over
multiple cycles of the AC main; and

a power supply coupled between the dimmer and the LED load for producing the DC power supply current averaged over multiple
cycles of the AC main and drawn from the AC main independent of changes to the duration of the conduction angle up to and
including a maximum conduction angle the dimmer is capable of producing when the dimmer is fully on.

US Pat. No. 9,655,284

MODULAR FAN ASSEMBLY

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a rigid open frame having opposing first and second ends;
a first fan connected to the first end;
a second fan connected to the second end, the first and second fans configured to establish a fluidic airflow through the
frame; and

an airflow diverter positioned in an intermediate portion of the frame between the first and second ends to divert at least
a portion of the fluidic airflow through a first aperture of the frame to cool an active element outside the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,655,242

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a first resin insulating layer having a plurality of concave portions formed on a first surface of the first resin insulating
layer;

a first conductor layer comprising a plurality of first conductor circuits formed in the concave portions of the first resin
insulating layer, respectively;

a second conductor layer comprising a plurality of second conductor circuits formed on a second surface of the first resin
insulating layer on an opposite side with respect to the first surface of the first resin insulating layer;

a first via conductor formed in the first resin insulating layer such that the first via conductor is penetrating through
the first resin insulating layer and connecting the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer; and

a second resin insulating layer formed on the second surface of the first resin insulating layer such that the second resin
insulating layer is covering the second conductor layer,

wherein each of the first conductor circuits has an upper surface, a lower surface and two side surfaces between the upper
surface and the lower surface such that the upper surface is exposed from the first surface of the first resin insulating
layer and that the side surfaces and the lower surface are not roughened surfaces, each of the second conductor circuits has
a top surface, a back surface and two side surfaces between the top surface and the back surface such that the side surfaces
and the back surface are roughened surfaces, and the plurality of first conductor circuits includes a thinnest first conductor
circuit such that the thinnest first conductor circuit has a line width L1 which is smaller than a line width L2 of a thinnest second conductor circuit of the second conductor circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,651,982

RESETTING DEVICE FOR A STEERING-COLUMN SWITCH UNIT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A resetting device for a steering-column switch unit of a motor vehicle, comprising:
a triggering element by which an actuating lever of the steering-column switch unit is moved from an actuated position into
an initial position, having an intermediate piece on which the triggering element is mounted so as to be pivotable about a
pivot axis between a rest position and a triggering position in which the actuating lever can be moved into the initial position,

wherein the triggering element is further mounted on the intermediate piece so as to be displaceable in a sliding direction
perpendicular to the pivot axis, having a spring element for generating a spring force which acts parallel to the sliding
direction and with which the triggering element is arranged under preload on the intermediate piece, and having a switch override
protection unit with at least one switch override spring which, in a switch override situation, permits a movement of the
intermediate piece relative to the actuating lever, and

wherein the at least one switch override spring and the spring element are arranged adjacent to one another in a direction
perpendicular to the sliding direction, and

wherein the switch override protection unit is arranged on a detent part which has a detent structure for the engagement of
the actuating lever with detent action.

US Pat. No. 9,686,675

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND DEVICES FOR DERIVING SUBSCRIBER AND DEVICE IDENTIFIERS IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NETSCOUT SYSTEMS TEXAS, L...

1. A method for subscriber mapping in a communication network in real time continuously, comprising:
receiving, by a network monitoring node(s), one or more data messages regarding User Equipment (UE) from one or more network
interfaces for a communication session in the communication network;

determining, by the network monitoring node, a subscriber identification (ID) associated with the UE from the one or more
data messages regarding the UE;

determining, by the network monitoring node, an equipment identification (ID) associated with the UE from the one or more
data messages regarding the UE;

receiving, by the network monitoring node, a base-key associated with the UE from the one or more data messages regarding
the UE;

deriving, by the network monitoring node, a Non-Access Stratum Encryption (KNASenc) Key and a Non-Access Stratum Integrity Protection (KNASint) Key;

decrypting, by the network monitoring node, a temporary ID associated with the UE from the one or more data messages regarding
the UE based on both the KNASenc and KNASint Keys;

mapping, by the network monitoring node, the temporary ID with the subscriber ID for the UE, and the subscriber ID with the
equipment ID for the UE;

assigning, by the network monitoring node, data messages for the communication session to the UE based on the mapping; and
assigning, by the network monitoring node, the subscriber ID and the equipment ID to further communication sessions associated
with the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,686,238

SECURE NETWORK ENROLLMENT

Oceus Networks Inc., Res...

1. A method for accessing a second network associated with a mobile cellular network (MCN) communication system, the method
comprising:
requesting a first access point of a MCN communication system based at least in part on a first access point identifier communicated
to the MCN communication system;

receiving at a user equipment, a first network identifier associated with the first access point from the MCN communication
system;

establishing a first virtual private network tunnel to a first private network based at least in part on the first network
identifier and first private network credentials;

receiving a first private network identifier associated with the first private network;
communicating identification data to a provisioning device on the first private network based at least in part on the first
private network identifier, wherein the provisioning device communicates the identification data to an authentication device
on a distinct private network via a distinct virtual private network tunnel and receives encrypted second network access data
from the authentication device;

receiving from the provisioning device the encrypted second network access data;
decrypting the encrypted second network access data to obtain a second access point identifier for a second access point of
the MCN communication system, second private network credentials for a second private network, and third private network credentials
for a third private network;

terminating the first virtual private network tunnel to the first private network;
requesting the second access point of the communication system based at least in part on the second access point identifier;
receiving a second network identifier associated with the second access point from the MCN communication system;
establishing a second virtual private network tunnel to the second private network based at least in part on the second network
identifier and the second private network credentials;

receiving a second private network identifier associated with the second private network;
establishing a third virtual private network tunnel to the third private network based at least in part on the second private
network identifier and the third private network credentials, wherein the third private network is accessed via the second
private network; and

receiving a third private network identifier associated with the third private network.

US Pat. No. 9,681,748

DRIVING MECHANISM

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A driving mechanism for furniture, the furniture comprising a first furniture part and a second furniture part movable
relative to the first furniture part, the first furniture part comprising an engagement feature, the driving mechanism comprising:
a first driving device comprising a first base and a first elastic member;
a locking device connected to the first base of the first driving device, the locking device comprising a locking part;
a swing member movably connected to the second furniture part, wherein the first elastic member of the first driving device
is configured to accumulate a first driving force in response to the swing member abutting against the locking part of the
locking device, the first driving force is configured to drive the second furniture part to move from a retrieve position
to an open position relative to the first furniture part;

a second driving device mounted to the second furniture part, the second driving device comprising a second base, a capturing
member and a second elastic member, wherein the capturing member is movably connected to the second base for capturing the
engagement feature of the first furniture part; and

a clutch device mounted between the first furniture part and the first base of the first driving device, wherein the clutch
device is not movable along a predetermined direction relative to the first furniture part when the clutch device is in an
engaging status;

wherein when the clutch device is in the engaging status and the second furniture part is moved from the open position toward
the retrieve position to reach a predetermined position, the swing member abuts against the locking part of the locking device
and the second elastic member accumulates a second driving force, and the engaging status of the clutch device is removed
by the second base of the second driving device at the predetermined position, such that the second driving force drives the
second furniture part to be retrieved relative to the first furniture part.

US Pat. No. 9,649,371

RECOMBINANT MUMPS VIRUS VACCINE

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RES...

1. An isolated nucleotide sequence comprising a cDNA sequence encoding the full length RNA genome of a mumps virus, wherein
the cDNA sequence encoding the full length RNA genome of the mumps virus comprises one or more mutations to the V/I/P gene
abrogating expression of a V protein product, wherein the mumps virus is an infectious mumps virus, wherein the one or more
mutations to the V/I/P gene abrogating expression of the V protein comprise replacing the nucleotide sequence GGGGGG with
the nucleotide sequence GAGGAGGG at the editing site in the P/V gene, wherein only a transcript encoding the P protein is
generated from the P/V transcript.

US Pat. No. 9,655,233

WIRING BOARD TO MOUNT A SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board comprising:
an insulating board formed by laminating buildup insulating layers on upper and lower surfaces of a core insulating plate;
a pair of signal external connection pads adjacently arranged in a predetermined direction, on a lower surface of the insulating
board;

a pair of ground external connection pads arranged on the lower surface of the insulating board so as to be adjacent to the
signal external connection pads and so as to be symmetrical across a perpendicular line extending through a middle point between
the pair of the signal external connection pads, in a direction perpendicular to the predetermined direction;

a pair of signal through-hole conductors penetrating the core insulating plate, and arranged on the perpendicular line so
as to be opposed across the middle point between the pair of the signal external connection pads;

a pair of ground through-hole conductors penetrating only the same core insulating plate which is penetrated by the signal
through-hole conductors, and arranged so as to be adjacent to the signal through-hole conductors;

a core ground conductor layer arranged in a region including the ground external connection pad on the lower surface of the
core insulating plate, having an opening for collectively surrounding the pair of the signal through-hole conductors, and
connected to the ground through-hole conductors;

a via-hole conductor extending from the ground external connection pad to the core ground conductor layer in the lower-side
insulating layer, to connect each of the pair of the ground external connection pads to the core ground conductor layer on
each of both sides provided across the perpendicular line;

a pair of lower-side signal connection conductors extending from the signal external connection pads to the signal through-hole
conductors in the lower-side insulating layer, to connect the pair of the signal external connection pads to the pair of the
signal through-hole conductors through via conductors penetrating the lower-side insulating layer;

a pair of strip-shaped wiring conductors formed on a surface of the upper-side insulating layer, and having one ends positioned
in a center portion of the insulating board and other ends positioned above the vicinity of the signal through-hole conductors;

a pair of upper-side signal connection conductors extending from the signal through-hole conductors to the other ends of the
strip-shaped wiring conductors in the upper-side insulating layer, to connect the pair of the signal through-hole conductors
to the pair of the strip-shaped wiring conductors through the via conductors penetrating the upper-side insulating layer;

a buildup ground conductor layer formed on the surface of the upper-side insulating layer, arranged so as to be opposed to
the pair of the strip-shaped wiring conductors, and connected to the ground through-hole conductor through the via conductor
penetrating the upper-side insulating layer; and

an upper via-hole conductor extending from the ground through-hole conductor to the buildup ground conductor layer in the
upper-side insulating layer, to connect the pair of the ground through-hole conductors to the buildup ground conductor layer,
wherein

the pair of the ground through-hole conductors is arranged across the opening from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,648,903

ORAL MOIST SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCTS WITH NET-STRUCTURED GEL COATING AND METHODS OF MAKING

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method for preparing a gel-coated oral tobacco product, comprising:
(a) molding a portion of tobacco material to form a pre-portioned piece of tobacco material, said tobacco material comprising
moist smokeless tobacco;

(b) contacting the pre-portioned piece of tobacco material with a gel-coating solution to form a gel-coating comprising at
least one polymer on an outer surface of the pre-portioned piece of tobacco material to form a gel-coated oral tobacco product,
said gel-coating comprising an inner surface disposed around the pre-portioned piece of tobacco material and an outer surface;
and

(c) forming one or more of perforations, uncoated areas and holes through a thickness of the gel-coating from said inner surface
to said outer surface to form a gel-coated oral tobacco product.

US Pat. No. 9,655,266

MOUNTING MEMBER AND SOCKET FOR ELECTRIC COMPONENT

ENPLAS CORPORATION, Kawa...

4. A socket for an electric component having a socket body in which a first electric component is accommodated and which is
arranged on a second electric component, and in which the first electric component and the second electric component are electrically
connected to each other through a contact that is arranged on the socket body, wherein:
the socket body comprises a unit body that is arranged on the second electric component and in which a through-hole through
which the contact is inserted is formed, and a floating plate on which the first electric component is accommodated and which
is supported in a vertically movable manner above the unit body;

the floating plate comprises a frame body that is a supporting member, and a guide pin;
the guide pin having:
a protruding portion that has a planate supported face, and
a shaft body that is protruded from a central portion of the supported face and is inserted into an insertion hole formed
on a support face of the supporting member; and

wherein the shaft body comprises:
a main shaft body having a diameter so as to be pressed into the insertion hole of the supporting member, and
a base portion formed between the main shaft body and the supported face of the protruding portion, the base portion being
smaller in diameter than the main shaft body,

a processed rounded portion that decreases in diameter towards a tip of the shaft body is formed at a boundary region between
the base portion and the supported face of the protruding portion, and

the main shaft body and the insertion hole of the supporting member are larger in diameter than the processed rounded portion,
such that when the shaft body is inserted into the insertion hole, the supported face of the protruding portion contacts with
the support face of the supporting member and the processed rounded portion does not contact with the support face of the
supporting member.

US Pat. No. 9,655,253

METHOD OF FABRICATION OF ENCAPSULATED ELECTRONICS DEVICES MOUNTED ON A REDISTRIBUTION LAYER

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A method of forming a substrateless device, the method comprising the steps of:
disposing a plurality of electronic devices on a supporting body, wherein each of at least one of the plurality of electronic
devices is a discrete passive electrical component;

forming an encapsulant to encapsulate the plurality of electronic devices;
removing the supporting body for exposing a plurality of terminals of the plurality of electronic devices, wherein a first
terminal of a first electronic device and a second terminal of a second electronic device are exposed outside the encapsulant;
and

forming at least one circuit pattern layer over the plurality of electronic devices, wherein the first terminal of the first
electronic device is electrically connected to the second terminal of the second electronic device via at least one circuit
pattern of said at least one circuit pattern layer, wherein a third electronic device is disposed in the at least one circuit
pattern layer, wherein terminals of the third electronic device are electrically connected to the at least one circuit pattern
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,655,250

METHOD OF FORMING INSULATING LAYER AND TOUCHSCREEN MANUFACTURED USING THE SAME

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method of forming an insulating layer insulating a conductive pattern of a touchscreen from a bridge electrode of the
touchscreen, the method comprising:
heating a substrate provided with the conductive pattern formed on the substrate;
sequentially forming a first pattern and a second pattern on the heated substrate using an insulating composition; and
curing the first pattern and the second pattern,
wherein the first pattern includes a groove portion to prevent adjacent patterns from overlapping each other and the second
pattern is formed in the groove portion of the first pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,655,185

LINEAR LED DRIVER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Richtek Technology Corp.,...

1. A linear light emitting diode (LED) driver comprising:
a transistor including an input terminal coupled to a LED which will be lighted when the transistor is turning on;
a current source coupled to an output terminal of the transistor for regulating a current that passes through the LED; and
a protecting circuit coupled to the transistor for limiting at least one of a maximum of a voltage of a control terminal of
the transistor and a maximum of a voltage of the output terminal of the transistor during the LED is on, thereby preventing
the linear LED driver from an abnormal state or an unstable state caused by an instant voltage variation occurring at the
input terminal of the transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,654,138

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EXPLICIT UPDATES FOR SYMBOL PROBABILITIES OF AN ENTROPY ENCODER OR DECODER

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a video encoder having an entropy encoder for encoding symbols for picture data for at least a portion of a picture, wherein
an explicit update function is used to update probabilities of the symbols processed by the entropy encoder, the explicit
update function at least one of being truncated at a threshold value and having a varying rate of adaptation, and

wherein the explicit update function comprises exponential functions by part and wherein an update function memory parameter
and threshold parameter vary by part to determine function thresholds and update rate.

US Pat. No. 9,655,271

MOTOR DRIVE WITH INHERENT POWER ISOLATION

Rockwell Automation Asia ...

1. A motor drive comprising:
a control sub-assembly main circuit board subdivided into a high voltage region and a low voltage region;
a plastic housing having an interior in which the control sub-assembly main circuit board is disposed;
at least one component disposed in the interior and designed to be accessed by an operator during installation and/or maintenance
of the motor drive; and

a plastic barrier integral with the housing and comprising only plastic material disposed in the housing to limit access to
the high voltage region of the control sub-assembly main circuit board while allowing access to the at least one component.

US Pat. No. 9,654,620

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALL TREATMENT USING A THIRD PARTY DATABASE

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A system for use in managing information with respect to a controlled environment facility, said system comprising:
a plurality of applications providing desired functionality with respect to the operation of the controlled environment facility,
wherein said functionality includes management aspects of said controlled environment facility and communication aspects of
said controlled environment facility;

a connection layer providing interoperability with respect to said plurality of applications; and
an information portal providing interfacing of ones of said plurality of applications for access outside of the controlled
environment facility, wherein said access outside of the controlled environment facility may be initiated from inside and
outside of the controlled environment facility.

US Pat. No. 9,653,985

RESONANT CONVERTER AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

FSP-Powerland Technology ...

1. A resonant converter adapted to provide a driving voltage to a load, the resonant converter comprising:
a bridge switching circuit having a power terminal, wherein the bridge switching circuit receives a direct current input voltage
through the power terminal;

a resonant and transforming circuit coupled to the bridge switching circuit, and the resonant and transforming circuit having
at least one resonant capacitor, wherein the at least one resonant capacitor is charged or discharged in response to switching
of the bridge switching circuit;

a rectifying and filtering circuit coupled to the resonant and transforming circuit, and the rectifying and filtering circuit
being configured to rectify and filter outputs of the resonant and transforming circuit and generate the driving voltage accordingly;
and

an over-current protecting circuit coupled to the power terminal, and the over-current protecting circuit being coupled across
the at least one resonant capacitor to form a clamp path,

wherein the over-current protecting circuit is configured to detect a current flowing through the resonant and transforming
circuit or the load and determine whether to conduct the clamp path according to a detection result to limit a cross voltage
of the at least one resonant capacitor within a first voltage range.

US Pat. No. 9,653,192

PTC COMPOSITION AND OVER-CURRENT PROTECTION DEVICE CONTAINING THE SAME

Polytronics Technology Co...

1. A PTC composition, comprising:
a crystalline polymer;
a conductive filler comprising tungsten carbide powder dispersed in the crystalline polymer;
wherein the tungsten carbide powder comprises impurity that is equal to or less than 7 wt % of the tungsten carbide powder
and is generated during formation of the tungsten carbide powder by sintering, and the impurity comprises materials other
than tungsten monocarbide having molecular formula WC.

US Pat. No. 9,650,000

ELECTRICAL NETWORK FOR A VEHICLE, HAVING AT LEAST ONE COMPONENT THAT CAN BE ACTIVATED

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. An electrical network for a vehicle, comprising:
a first circuit comprising a first power source and at least one first electronic component powered by the first power source;
a second circuit comprising a second power source and at least one second electronic component which can be activated and
is powered by the second power source;

an alternator injecting electrical current into the network when it is driven to power the first and/or the second power source(s);
a link member between the first and the second circuits, the link member allowing, in a first configuration, an exchange of
current of a first value between the first and the second circuits and, in a second configuration, an exchange of current
of a second value between the first and the second circuits, the second value being lower than the first value;

a control unit controlling the configuration of the link member; and
a switch, in addition to the link member, wherein the switch and the alternator are arranged in the network so that the alternator
is linked to the first power source or to the second power source.

US Pat. No. 9,681,749

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:
a first rail having an upper wall, a lower wall, and a sidewall extending between the upper wall and the lower wall, wherein
the upper wall, the lower wall, and the sidewall jointly define a longitudinal channel, and the sidewall has an opening;

a second rail movably connected to the first rail and displaceable relative to the first rail in the longitudinal channel;
a blocking member attached to the first rail, the blocking member having a stop wall corresponding to the opening of the first
rail;

a positioning member arranged at the second rail, the positioning member having a portion to be blocked by the stop wall of
the blocking member when the second rail is displaced to an extended position relative to the first rail; and

an operating member movably connected to the first rail and configured to operate the blocking member and thereby release
the portion of the positioning member from the stop wall of the blocking member;

wherein the second rail has an upper wall, a lower wall, and a sidewall extending between the upper wall and the lower wall,
and the slide rail assembly further comprises a first connecting element pivotally connecting the positioning member to the
sidewall of the second rail.

US Pat. No. 9,654,011

CONTROL CIRCUIT AND METHOD OF A POWER CONVERTER

RICHTEK TECHNOLOGY CORP.,...

1. A control circuit of a power converter using a first capacitor to generate a feedback signal according to a signal related
to an output voltage of the power converter; the control circuit comprising:
a switch circuit generating a driving signal to switch a power switch, for modulating the output voltage, wherein the switch
circuit includes a first oscillator providing a first clock to determine a frequency of the driving signal;

a first comparator connected to the switch circuit, for comparing the feedback signal with a first threshold and asserting
a first off-signal to the switch circuit so as to turn off the power converter when the feedback signal being higher than
the first threshold; and

an overpower protecting circuit including:
a second comparator comparing the feedback signal with a second threshold; and
a timer connected to the second comparator, for counting a duration time of the feedback signal being higher than the second
threshold and asserting a second off-signal to the switch circuit so as to turn off the power converter when the duration
time being higher than a preset time.

US Pat. No. 9,653,587

IE TYPE TRENCH GATE IGBT

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
(a) a semiconductor substrate having a first and a second main surfaces;
(b) a drift area disposed in the semiconductor substrate and having a first conductive type;
(c) a cell formation area disposed on the first main surface and having a plurality of trenches arranged in parallel;
(d) a metal gate electrode disposed on the first main surface;
(e) a metal gate wire surrounding the cell formation area and connected to the metal gate electrode;
(f) a metal emitter electrode disposed on the first main surface;
(g) a metal collector electrode disposed on the second main surface;
(h) a collector area disposed between the metal collector electrode and the drift area and having a second conductive type;
(i) a linear active cell having a pair of first and second linear trench gate electrodes and a linear hole collector cell
area having a pair of third and fourth linear trench gate electrodes which are disposed alternately on the first main surface;

(j) a body area disposed in a surface area on the side of the first main surface of the drift area and having the second conductive
type;

(k) a floating area disposed in the surface area on the side of the first main surface between the linear active cell area
and the linear hole collector cell area and having the same conductive type as that of the body area; and

wherein an emitter area of the first conductive type is disposed in the surface area on the side of the first main surface
of the body area between the first and the second linear trench gate electrodes, wherein the first and the second linear trench
gate electrodes are connected to the metal gate electrode and disposed in first and second trenches in the first main surface,

wherein the third and the fourth linear trench gate electrodes are connected to the metal emitter electrode and disposed in
third and fourth trenches in the first main surface, and

wherein a distance from the emitter area disposed on the outer side of the longitudinal direction in the linear active cell
area to an edge of the cell formation area is longer than a distance from an edge of the linear hole collector cell area in
the longitudinal direction to the edge of the cell formation area in a plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,652,904

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA RECORDING AND ANALYSIS

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for analyzing recorded operational data collected by a sensor positioned on a moving platform, comprising:
analyzing, by a processor, the recorded operational data of a platform operator of the moving platform collected by the sensor,
including:

establishing an operator profile for the platform operator;
establishing an initial value for an operating parameter based on the operator profile; and
determining whether the operational data is outside the initial value of the operating parameter; and
updating, by the processor, the operating parameter of the moving platform in response to said analyzing.

US Pat. No. 9,653,973

THERMALLY ENHANCED HUB MOTOR

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. A method of manufacturing an electric hub motor, the method comprising:
extruding an elongate member having a first outer diameter;
machining a first end portion of the extruded member to produce an axle shaft extending coaxially from a remaining unmachined
portion of the elongate member, the axle shaft having a second outer diameter smaller than the first outer diameter; and

inserting the elongate member into a corresponding central opening in a stator portion of an electric hub motor, such that
the elongate member is coupled to the stator portion in a concentric interference fit and the axle shaft extends beyond the
stator portion.

US Pat. No. 9,653,429

MULTI-CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE HAVING BLOCKING STRUCTURE, WAFER LEVEL CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE HAVING BLOCKING STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A multi-chip package structure, comprising:
a first chip, having a chip connecting zone, a plurality of first inner pads located in the chip connecting zone and a plurality
of first outer pads located outside of the chip connecting zone;

at least one blocking structure, disposed on a region outside of the chip connecting zone of the first chip and between the
first inner pads and the first outer pads to surround the first inner pads;

a plurality of first conductive bumps, disposed on the first outer pads;
a second chip, flipped on the chip connecting zone, and the second chip having a plurality of second pads;
a plurality of second conductive bumps, located between the first inner pads and the second pads, and each of the first inner
pads being electrically connected with the corresponding second pad through the corresponding second conductive bump;

an underfill, located between the first chip and the second chip so as to cover the second conductive bumps;
a first insulating layer, disposed on the first chip and exposing the first inner pads and the first outer pads;
a redistribution circuit layer, disposed on the first insulating layer and electrically connected with the first inner pads;
and

a second insulating layer, covering on the first insulating layer and the redistribution circuit layer to expose a portion
of the redistribution circuit layer and the first outer pads, wherein the second conductive bumps are electrically connected
with the first inner pads through the redistribution circuit layer.

US Pat. No. 9,686,866

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A package structure comprising:
a circuit substrate comprising:
at least one core layer having a disposition area, a bent area surrounding the disposition area, and an upper surface and
a lower surface opposite to each other;

a build-up structure arranged on the core layer and located in the disposition area, the build-up structure comprising at
least three patterned circuit layers, at least two dielectric layers and a plurality of conductive through holes, wherein
the patterned circuit layers and the dielectric layers are alternately stacked, and the conductive through holes are electrically
connected to every two adjacent patterned circuit layers; and

a plurality of circuit pads arranged on the lower surface of the core layer and located in the bent area;
at least one electronic component embedded in at least one of the dielectric layers and located in the disposition area, wherein
the electronic component is electrically connected to one of the patterned circuit layers through a portion of the conductive
through holes; and

a connecting slot having a bottom portion, a plurality of sidewall portions connecting the bottom portion, and a plurality
of connecting pads located on the sidewall portions, wherein the circuit substrate is assembled to the bottom portion, and
the circuit pads are electrically connected to the connecting pads through the bent area of the core layer bent relative to
the disposition area.

US Pat. No. 9,686,849

TORCHES AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A system for sustaining an atomization source, the system comprising:
a torch comprising a hollow cylindrical outer tube comprising an entrance end and an exit end, in which the entrance end and
the exit end of the torch are coupled to each other through at least one material, in which the entrance end of the torch
comprises a non-refractory material, and in which a terminal end of the exit end of the torch comprises at least one refractory
material; and

an induction device comprising an aperture configured to receive the torch and provide radio frequency energy to the torch
to sustain the atomization source in the torch.

US Pat. No. 9,655,235

FOLDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A foldable display device, comprising:
a flexible display panel; and
a cover window overlying the flexible display panel,
said cover window including a folding region operated to be folded or unfolded, positioned to transmit images generated by
the flexible display panel where recesses are formed and overlying a display region of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,653,919

METHOD FOR REDUCING COMMON MODE CURRENT CIRCULATING BETWEEN THE INTERNAL GROUND OF AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT AND THE EARTH

VALEO SYSTEMES DE CONTROL...

1. A method for reducing common mode current circulating between an internal ground of an electrical circuit and earth, when
electrical energy is exchanged between an electrical energy storage unit of the electrical circuit and an electrical energy
source external to the electrical circuit, the method comprising:
applying, by an electronic component, an electrical quantity at an injection point connected via at least one impedance to
an electrical line of the electrical circuit via which the electrical energy is exchanged, the electrical quantity applied
at a frequency of an electricity network thereby reducing the common mode current, the common mode current circulating between
the internal ground of the electrical circuit and the earth,

wherein the electrical quantity is applied by the electronic component at least as a function of a signal representative of
the common mode current measured on the electrical line between the electrical energy source of the electricity network and
the at least one impedance connecting the electrical line to the injection point, the electronic component exhibiting a gain
in dB that is positive for frequencies between 5 Hz and 1.1 kHz,

wherein the electrical quantity is applied by the electronic component as a function of:
a signal representative of the common mode current measured on the electrical line between the electrical energy source of
the electricity network and the at least one impedance connecting the electrical line to the injection point, and

a signal representative of the current circulating between the injection point and the earth, and
wherein the electronic component comprises:
a first sub-component receiving as input the signal representative of the common mode current measured on the electrical line
between the electrical energy source of the electricity network and the at least one impedance connecting the electrical line
to the injection point, and

a second sub-component receiving as input the current circulating between the injection point and the earth,
the outputs of each of the first and second sub-components being added together to generate the electrical quantity applied
by the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,651,185

LINE CONNECTOR FOR MEDIA LINES

VOSS Automotive GmbH, Wi...

1. A line connector for media lines comprising a connector piece which is formed as a one-piece molding from plastic, and
having at least one junction portion as a socket part for a releasable plug connection or as a plug portion for a junction
connection to an assembly or a media line and with a transitional portion contiguous to the at least one junction portion
and having a flow duct, comprising in that, at least in the region of the transitional portion, electrical heating means for
the media line are provided in an arrangement circumferentially surrounding the flow duct whereby a resistance wire is wound
in a coil-like manner on the outside of the connector piece, wherein the connector piece has form elements for guiding and
fixing the resistance wire attached on the outside of the connector piece, whereby the resistance wire runs in such a way
that both ends of the resistance wire are arranged in the region of the outer face of the at least one junction portion in
such a way that both ends of the resistance wire can be connected with outer connector wires and/or heating wires of the media
line, one of the at least one junction portion being a hollow-cylindrical receptacle for directly plugging in an end of the
media line, the media line capable of being fastened in a materially integral manner, whereby the at least one junction portion
includes, at least in regions, a material transparent to laser beams in such a way that the media line can be fastened by
means of laser beam welding.

US Pat. No. 9,686,490

INTEGRATING PIXELS AND METHODS OF OPERATION

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A pixel cell comprising:
a first integration capacitor with a first lead thereof operatively coupled to a photo detector;
a reset switch connected to a reset voltage, the reset switch being directly coupled to the first integration capacitor and
uncoupled to the photo detector;

a second integration capacitor with a first lead operatively coupled in series with respect to the current path for the electrical
signal output by the photo detector; and

a transistor receiving a gate voltage input at its gate, the transistor being operatively coupled between the leads of the
first and second integration capacitors,

wherein the transistor is positioned so that at least one of current generated at the photo detector and current proportional
to the current generated at the photo detector that reaches the first integration capacitor must pass through the transistor,

and
wherein, the transistor controls current flow to the first and second integration capacitors causing an integration voltage
of the pixel cell to change from being a function of only the first integration capacitor to being a function of both the
first and second integration capacitors.

US Pat. No. 9,684,124

LED ASSEMBLY FOR TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A transparent display assembly comprising:
a transparent electronic display adapted to show an image on a front surface thereof;
a light guide positioned behind the transparent electronic display and having a front surface and a rear surface;
a front bracket contacting a surface of the light guide; and
a rear bracket contacting a surface of the light guide;
wherein the light guide is configured to permit a first portion of light to exit the rear surface of the light guide and a
second portion of light to exit the front surface of the light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,655,262

HEADER SUB-ASSEMBLIES

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A dielectric header sub-assembly comprising:
a header body including opposed first and second surfaces defining a header axis extending therebetween, a side wall extending
from the first surface to the second surface, wherein the second surface includes a tapered portion,

and a sensor die mounted to the first surface of the header body opposite of the second surface, wherein the surface area
of the first surface is greater than the surface area of a non-tapered portion of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,654,347

CONFIGURING METHOD AND DEVICE RELYING ON MANAGEMENT RULES

Sagemcom Broadband Sas, ...

1. A configuring method for managing appliances in a system on the basis of management rules defining at least one action
to be executed by said system when at least one condition is fulfilled, said system comprising a rules engine intended to
implement said management rules, the method comprising a configuring device:
supplying semantic expressions of states and functions to a user interface;
enabling a user, via the user interface, to define at least one management rule from at least one condition, on the basis
of the semantic expressions of states, and at least one action, on the basis of the semantic expressions of functions;

transcribing each management rule, defined semantically via the user interface, into instructions interpretable by the rules
engine;

wherein the configuring device:
obtains a description of states in which each appliance in the system is able to be;
obtains a description of functions that each appliance in the system is able to execute; and
transcribes said descriptions of states and functions into respective semantic expressions for supplying said semantic expressions
of states and functions to the user interface so that the user can understand.

US Pat. No. 9,653,831

FLOAT ADAPTER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. An electrical connector assembly, comprising:
a first connector having at least one contact extending into at least one cavity;
a second connector having at least one contact extending into at least one cavity; and
at least one float adapter coupling said first and second connectors, said float adapter including:
a conductive shell having opposite first and second ends, said first end having an engagement member configured to engage
a corresponding engagement member in said cavity of said first connector,

an insulator received in said conductive shell, said insulator including an engagement end and an interface end opposite said
engagement end, a middle portion between said engagement and interface ends, said middle portion having a diameter that is
smaller than a diameter of either said engagement end or said interface end, and an inner bore extending through said engagement
and interface ends, and said reduced diameter middle portion, said interface end having a lead-in tip portion extending outside
of said first end of said conductive shell, said lead-in tip portion having a shoulder defining an outer diameter that is
larger than the inner diameter of said conductive shell, and said reduced diameter middle portion defining an annular space
between said insulator and said conductive shell, and

an inner contact received in said inner bore of said insulator, said inner contact having first and second contacts at either
end thereof for connecting with said contacts of said first and second connectors, respectively;

wherein said at least one float adapter provides axial and radial float between said first and second connectors.

US Pat. No. 9,652,345

TECHNIQUES AND SYSTEMS FOR LOCAL INDEPENDENT FAILURE DOMAINS

The Florida International...

2. A system for enabling local independent failure domains, the system comprising:
one or more computer readable storage media;
program instructions stored on the one or more computer readable storage media that, when executed by a processing system,
direct the processing system to:

monitor an availability state of a locally-attached independent failure device;
when the availability state of the locally-attached independent failure device is a normal availability state, in response
to receiving, from a requestor application, a request to write a data segment to a persistent storage:

synchronously storing the data segment in a buffered data segment at the locally-attached independent failure device and initiating
an asynchronous update of the data segment at a remote storage system;

sending, to the requestor application, a write acknowledgement indicating completion of the request to write the data segment;
and

after receiving a completion notification from the remote storage system that the asynchronous update is complete, initiating
removal of the buffered data segment at the locally-attached independent failure device.

US Pat. No. 9,650,722

CHROME-PLATED PART AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a chrome-plated part, comprising:
forming a corrosion distribution plating layer configured for corrosion current distribution; a bright nickel plating layer;
and a non-sulfur nickel plating layer over a body, wherein the bright nickel plating layer is provided between the corrosion
distribution plating layer and the non-sulfur nickel plating layer, and the non-sulfur nickel plating layer is more noble
potential than the bright nickel plating layer;

forming a 0.05 to 2.5 micrometers thick trivalent chromium plating layer on the corrosion distribution plating layer using
basic chromium sulfate as a metal source, the trivalent chromium plating layer having a composition comprising 3 to 19 at
% of C, 55 to 95 at % of Cr, 1 to 22 at % of O, and 1 to 7 at % of Fe and having 5000/cm2 or more of micropores;

forming a not less than 7 nm thick chromium compound film on the trivalent chromium plating layer by cathode acidic electrolytic
chromating,

wherein the cathode acidic electrolytic chromating is performed at a current density of 0.1 to 1.0 A/dm2 for 10 to 90 seconds in a bath containing at least 20 to 40 g/l of any one of chromate and chromic anhydride and having a
pH of 1.0 to 5.5 and a temperature of 20 to 70° C., and

wherein forming the corrosion distribution plating layer is carried out in a microporous nickel plating bath so that the 5000/cm2 or more of micropores are produced in the trivalent chromium plating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,649,119

METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL PROCEDURE

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A method for performing an orthopaedic surgical procedure on a knee joint of a patient, the method comprising:
positioning a tibial paddle of a sensor module on a proximal surface of a patient's tibia, the tibial paddle including a sensor
array and having an upper tibial paddle housing with a flat surface,

distracting the patient's knee joint, wherein distracting the patient's knee joint comprises positioning a joint distractor
in the patient's knee joint such that a medial tibial paddle of the joint distractor and a lateral tibial paddle of the joint
distractor each contacts the upper tibial paddle housing of the sensor module,

monitoring a display of the sensor module, the display providing a visual indication of the medial-lateral joint force balance
of the patient's knee joint,

performing a balancing procedure to adjust the medial-lateral balance as indicated by the display of the sensor module, and
resecting a distal end of the patient's femur after performing the balancing procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,682,860

PROCESSES AND APPARATUSES FOR RECLAMATION AND PURIFICATION OF TRITIUM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A process of reclaiming tritium from a tritium containing byproduct stream comprising:
oxidizing a tritium containing organic material for an oxidation time and at an oxidation temperature to produce tritiated
water;

splitting said tritiated water to a solid oxygen containing species and a tritiated gas species; and
trapping said tritiated gas species.

US Pat. No. 9,655,239

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH COMPONENT MOUNTING SECTION FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND FLEXIBLE CABLE SECTIONS EXTENDING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS FROM THE COMPONENT MOUNTING SECTION

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A flexible printed circuit board, comprising: a support plate; two first partial flexible printed circuit boards, each
of which includes a first partial component mounting section having a first land formed on a surface thereof and a first interlayer
conduction path electrically connected with the first land, and a flexible cable section extending from the first partial
component mounting section; two second partial flexible printed circuit boards, each of which includes a second partial component
mounting section having a second land formed on a surface thereof and a second interlayer conduction path electrically connected
with the second land, and a flexible cable section extending from the second partial component mounting section; wherein a
lower component mounting section, which is configured such that the two of the first partial component mounting sections are
arranged on a first plane, being fixed onto the support plate; an upper component mounting section, which is configured such
that the two of the second partial component mounting sections are arranged on a second plane, being stacked on the lower
component mounting section through an anisotropic conductive layer having a conductive particle; and the first land being
electrically connected with the second land positioned directly thereon through the conductive particle and the second interlayer
conduction path.

US Pat. No. 9,654,612

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND ANTENNA SEARCH METHOD THEREOF

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A wireless communication device, for linking to an electronic device, and the wireless communication device comprising:
R antenna arrays, R being an integer greater than 1; and
a control circuit, coupled to the antenna arrays, the control circuit dividing each of the antenna arrays into two antenna
groups and combining the divided antenna groups of the antenna arrays into 2R test groups, each of the test groups comprising one of the two antenna groups of each of the antenna arrays, wherein in a
scanning operation, the control circuit selects one of the test groups to be a specific test group, and in a setting operation,
the control circuit groups the specific test group and re-obtaining the test groups according to the grouped specific test
group, wherein the control circuit searches at least one optimal antenna for linking to the electronic device from the antenna
arrays through the scanning operation and the setting operation.

US Pat. No. 9,650,155

AIRCRAFT CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY Co., Lt...

1. An aircraft control system, comprising:
a remote control apparatus with a first control rod, wherein the first control rod is configured to move in a first movement
direction to control a motion of an aircraft in a first motion direction when an external force is applied on the first control
rod in the first movement direction,

wherein the remote control apparatus operates to generate one or more control signals, when the first control rod automatically
returns to the preset position along the first movement direction after a withdrawal of the external force applied to the
first control rod in the first movement direction; and

a fight controller associated with the aircraft, wherein the fight controller operates to control a coupling of a motion of
the aircraft and a zooming of a camera carried by the aircraft to maintain a size of an image of a target after receiving
said one or more control signals indicating that the first control rod automatically returns to the preset position along
the first movement direction.

US Pat. No. 9,655,256

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARDS FASTENED AT A FRAME

1. An electronic circuit, comprising:
a single frame;
at least three circuit boards, fastened to the single frame and electrically connected via contact pins arranged therein and
arranged in levels parallel in reference to each other and fastened at the frame at a predetermined mutual distance from one
another;

and an electric connection connected to a third of the circuit boards;
the frame including a plurality of bases projecting from a first face of the frame, wherein at least a first group of at least
two bases extends from the first face of the frame to a first level above the frame to connect to a middle of the three circuit
boards, and at least a second group of at least two bases extends from the first face of the frame to a second level above
the frame past the middle of the three circuit boards to connect to an upper of the three circuit boards, and wherein the
first group of at least two bases are lower in height than the second group of at least two bases;

the frame also including at least a third group of at least two bases projecting from a second face of the frame opposite
the first face of the frame to a third level below the first and second levels to connect to a lower of the three circuit
boards.

US Pat. No. 9,655,215

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENSURING MINIMAL CONTROL DELAY TO GROUPED ILLUMINATION DEVICES CONFIGURED WITHIN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A lighting control system, comprising:
a plurality of lamps interconnected within a residence by a wireless mesh network, wherein a group of lamps within the plurality
of lamps each comprise a unique address and a group address that is dependent on where within a residence the group of lamps
reside;

a control device wirelessly coupled to the group of lamps and comprising a data file that associates the unique address with
the group address;

a button configured on the control device that, when actuated, is configured to send a groupcast control message to only the
group of lamps having their unique address associated with a unique group address; and

a receiver on the control device for receiving a unicast acknowledge message from each of the group of lamps that receive
the groupcast control message, wherein the unicast acknowledge message is sent through a single, first lamp-to-lamp path across
the wireless mesh network based on routing tables stored within each of the plurality of lamps.

US Pat. No. 9,650,461

SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS PREPARED FROM DITHIENYLVINYLENE COPOLYMERS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A polymer, comprising a repeat unit is selected from the group consisting of the formula Ia and Ia?:

wherein:
R1 and R2 are selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, CN, a

C1-30 alkyl group, a C2-30 alkenyl group, a C1-30 habalkyl group, a C1-20 alkoxy group and a C1-20 alkylthio group,

R3 and R4 are selected from the group consisting of H, CN, halogen, a C1-30 alkyl group, a C2-30 alkenyl group, a C1-30 habalkyl group, a C1-20 alkoxy group and a C1-20 alkylthio group,

R5 and R6 are defined as R1, and

m? is 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 or 10.

US Pat. No. 9,651,507

HUMAN BODY BACK SCATTERING INSPECTION METHOD AND SYSTEM

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A human body back-scattering inspection method comprising:
obtaining a back-scattering scan image of a human body under inspection;
distinguishing a body image from a background image in the back-scattering scan image; and
calculating a feature parameter of the background image to determine whether a radioactive substance is carried with the human
body;

wherein the calculating of the feature parameter of the background image to determine whether the radioactive substance is
carried with the human body comprises:

calculating an average luminance value of pixels in the background image; and
determining that the radioactive substance is carried with the human body if the average luminance value is larger than a
preset value.

US Pat. No. 9,651,368

PLANAR WAVEGUIDE APPARATUS CONFIGURED TO RETURN LIGHT THERETHROUGH

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A waveguide apparatus, comprising:
a planar waveguide having a first end, a second end, a first face, and a second face;
a diffractive optical element operatively coupled to the planar waveguide; and
first and second reflectors disposed adjacent the respective first and second ends of the planar waveguide,
wherein the first and second ends of the planar waveguide are opposed to each other along a length of the planar waveguide,
wherein the first and the second faces of the planar waveguide form an at least partially internally reflective optical path
along a portion of the length of the planar waveguide, and

wherein the diffractive optical element is configured to interrupt the at least partially internally reflective optical paths
to provide a plurality of optical paths between an exterior and an interior of the planar waveguide via the first face thereof
at respective positions along a portion of the length of the planar waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,649,608

PAINT DISPENSING SYSTEM

X-Pert Paint Mixing Syste...

1. A paint dispensing system comprising:
a dispenser frame;
a solenoid assembly coupled to the frame, the solenoid assembly including an explosion proof solenoid housing and a solenoid
positioned within the housing;

solenoid wires routed through the solenoid housing; and
a receiver coupled to the solenoid assembly, the receiver is configured to align a canister including a tip assembly with
the solenoid.

US Pat. No. 9,649,520

BURST DISC PUNCTURE PRESSURE-IMBALANCE ACTUATOR FOR A FIRE EXTINGUISHER

KIDDE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.,...

1. A fire extinguisher actuator assembly for a fire extinguisher, the fire extinguisher comprising a fire extinguisher reservoir
and a burst disc that forms a discharge barrier between the fire extinguisher reservoir and a discharge head to retain a pressurized
fire extinguishing agent within the fire extinguisher reservoir, the fire extinguisher actuator assembly comprising:
a cutter shuttle assembly comprising a cutter coupled to a shuttle body, the cutter shuttle assembly detained within the fire
extinguisher proximate the burst disc and biased to form a pressure equalization region between the shuttle body and the burst
disc; and

an activation device comprising a piercing member, the activation device operable to drive the piercing member through the
burst disc and release the pressurized fire extinguishing agent from within the pressure equalization region prior to movement
of the cutter shuttle assembly, wherein the release of the pressurized fire extinguishing agent from within the pressure equalization
region drives the cutter shuttle assembly towards the burst disc and the cutter through the burst disc to release the pressurized
fire extinguishing agent from the fire extinguisher reservoir through the discharge head.

US Pat. No. 9,649,227

TEXTILE BANDAGE

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A textile bandage, comprising:
a bandage body which has an inner face adapted to be directed toward a bandage wearer, an outer face, a plurality of first
nap structures, and a plurality of second nap structures;

wherein a surface of the inner face has a plurality of zones, a first of the plurality of the zones including the first nap
structures, the first of the plurality zones configured to extend around and encircle a limb of the bandage wearer, each nap
structure in the first of the plurality of zones being oriented in a first direction relative to the inner face to limit shifting
of the textile bandage relative to the bandage wearer in at least the first direction, and a second of the plurality of zones
including the second nap structures, the second of the plurality of zones configured to extend around and encircle the limb
of the bandage wearer, each nap structure in the second of the plurality of zones being oriented in a second direction relative
to the inner face to limit shifting of the textile bandage relative to the bandage wearer in at least the second direction,
the first and second directions being different from each other.

US Pat. No. 9,649,085

INDUCTIVE ROTARY JOINT WITH SECONDARY SAFETY CIRCUIT

SCHLEIFRING UND APPARATEB...

1. An inductive power transfer circuit comprising:
an inductive rotating coupler that has a primary side and a secondary side;
wherein the primary side is rotatably arranged against the secondary side, one of the primary side and the secondary side
being a rotating part of said inductive rotating coupler, another of the primary side and the secondary side being a stationary
part of said inductive rotating coupler;

wherein the primary side includes at least a primary winding and a protective earth having a galvanic contact;
wherein the secondary side includes at least a secondary winding;
a rectifier connected to the secondary side; and
a capacitor connected to the rectifier;
wherein the secondary side further having a positive output and a negative output configured to deliver a DC voltage to a
load at the secondary side;

wherein one of the positive output and the negative output is connected to a secondary ground at the rotating part, which
is further coupled via the galvanic contact to the protective earth at the primary side.

US Pat. No. 9,683,921

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR DETERMINATION OF BIOAVAILABILITY OF POLLUTANTS

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method for contaminant mass collection in saturated sedimentary environments for bioavailability determination, the method
comprising:
securing a screen casing around a shell to form an in situ device, where the screen casing provides a permeable interface
between a sampled environment and the shell;

installing a first water intake within the screen casing, where the screen casing is in fluid communication with the first
water intake;

installing a second water intake within the casing, where the second water intake is vertically spaced apart from the first
water intake;

coupling at least one multi-channel pump to pump water flowing through the first water intake and the second water intake
through separate pump channels;

coupling sorptive media to receive water from the at least one multichannel pump;
where the water includes a sample environment having bulk water at a first layer and sediment pore water at a second layer,
deploying the first water intake in the first layer and the second water intake in the second layer; and

operating the pump to draw bulk water from the first water intake and to draw pore water from the second water intake, simultaneously
or sequentially, for a series of specified time increments to arrive at a time-averaged concentration of analytes from the
first layer and the second layer of the sampled environment in the sorptive media, where the concentrated analytes include
the analyte mass of time-weighted fluid samples.

US Pat. No. 9,654,738

USING MULTIPLE EXPOSURES TO IMPROVE IMAGE PROCESSING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:
processing an image of a present scene in a vehicle's environment to determine a first exposure value for capturing an average
amount of light for the present scene to identify objects in the present scene with a camera, the first exposure value including
a shutter time value and a gain value;

adding, by one or more processors, a fixed offset shutter time value to the shutter time value and a fixed offset gain value
to the gain value to generate a second adjusted exposure value;

using the second exposure value to capture a first exposure image with the camera, wherein the first exposure image is a dark
exposure image;

using the first exposure value to capture a second exposure image with the camera; and
using the first exposure image and the second exposure image to control the vehicle in an autonomous mode,
wherein the first exposure value is determined in order to maintain the average amount of light for the present scene in a
predetermine range based on logarithmic control for the shutter time value and linear control for the gain value.

US Pat. No. 9,654,425

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING AMONG MEMBERS OF MEETING GROUPS

Meetup, Inc., New York, ...

1. A method of communicating at least one message between users, comprising:
transmitting, to a plurality of users, data configured to display at least one graphical user interface configured to facilitate
users to organize and join a plurality of meeting groups associated with a plurality of in-person meetings or events;

receiving attendance information for an in-person meeting or event from a subset of users that are members of a meeting group;
determining, based at least partially on the attendance information, a plurality of meeting attendees that attended the in-person
meeting or event;

after the in-person meeting or event occurs, generating at least one graphical user interface comprising a name for each of
the plurality of meeting attendees, a photograph or image for each of the plurality of meeting attendees, and a selectable
option associated with each of the plurality of meeting attendees, wherein each selectable option is associated with at least
one of the name and photograph or image of each of the plurality of meeting attendees, the selectable option identifying a
predetermined message;

in response to a first meeting attendee selecting a selectable option associated with a second meeting attendee, transmitting
the predetermined message from the first meeting attendee to the second meeting attendee without requiring the first meeting
attendee to take any additional action, wherein the predetermined message comprises a second selectable option identifying
a second predetermined message; and

in response to the second meeting attendee selecting the second selectable option, transmitting the second predetermined message
from the second meeting attendee to the first meeting attendee without requiring the second meeting attendee to take any additional
action.

US Pat. No. 9,653,835

CONTACT SYSTEM FOR PLUG-IN CONNECTIONS ON ELECTRONICS HOUSINGS

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A contact system for plug-in connections on electronics housings (1) for making contact with a mechatronic component of a motor vehicle, the contact system comprising a housing (1) and at least one contact element (13) formed of a punched part, with which contact is made on a printed circuit board (5) and which is routed out of the housing (2) wherein the at least one contact element (13) is configured to fastened to a base plate (2) of the housing (1) by insertion and latching, make contact with a plug-in contact (23) of the mechatronic component by way of a first contact lug (14), and make contact with the printed circuit board (5) by way of a second contact lug (20; 20a, 20b), wherein the at least one contact element (13) has at least one connecting web (18a, 18b), the first contact lug (14) is bent away through approximately 90.degree in relation to the at least one connecting web (18a, 18b) and has a cutout (15) formed on the contact element (13), wherein contact projections (16a, 16b) which project into the cutout (15) are formed on the first contact lug (14), at least one second contact lug (20; 20a, 20b) is bent away through approximately 90.degree in relation to the at least one connecting web (18a, 18b) is formed on the contact element (13), and wherein the two contact lugs (14; 20; 20a, 20b) are connected by the at least one connecting web (18a, 18b),
wherein a first pair of latching projections (17a, 17b) extending away from the contact projections (16a, 16b) are arranged on the first contact lug (14).

US Pat. No. 9,652,982

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LEARNING TRAFFIC EVENTS, AND USE OF THE SYSTEM

1. A method for learning traffic events, in which the traffic events are transmitted by vehicle-to-X communication to a data
network, the method comprising:
detecting, by a vehicle, the traffic events,
assigning, by the vehicle, position data and time data to the traffic events,
transmitting, by the vehicle, the traffic events to network elements of the data network located along a traffic route at
a distance from the vehicle,

storing electronically, by the data network, the traffic events,
defining, by the data network, an individual retention period for each of the traffic events,
prolonging, by the data network, the retention period for each of the respective traffic events when the respective traffic
events are re-transmitted to the data network, and

deleting, by the data network, each of the respective traffic events when the respective retention period expires.

US Pat. No. 9,651,580

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR MEASURING A DIFFERENTIAL CURRENT IN AN ELECTRIC LINE

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

1. An electronic device for measuring a differential current in an electric line having a plurality of conductors, said electronic
device comprising:
a sensing circuit comprising:
a current transformer having a magnetic core operatively coupled to the conductors of said electric line, a secondary winding
and an excitation winding along which an excitation current circulates to polarize said magnetic core;

an output circuit section electrically connected to said secondary winding and configured to provide a first signal indicative
of said differential current;

which comprises:
a first signal processing block configured to process said first signal and provide a second signal indicative of said differential
current;

a second signal processing block configured to process said second signal and provide a first measurement signal indicative
of the absolute value of a time-invariant component of said differential current;

a third signal processing block configured to process said first signal and provide third and fourth signals indicative of
whether said magnetic core operates in a positive or in a negative saturation region of the hysteresis loop of said magnetic
core;

a fourth signal processing block configured to process said third and fourth signals and provide a second measurement signal
indicative of the direction of the time-invariant component of said differential current.

US Pat. No. 9,681,844

BIOPOTENTIAL SIGNAL ACQUISITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

IMEC VZW, Leuven (BE) St...

1. A biopotential signal acquisition system, comprising:
a first active electrode including an integrated pre-amplifier and an analogue to digital converter;
a second active electrode including an integrated pre-amplifier and an analogue to digital converter, wherein the second active
electrode has a variable gain;

a test signal generator configured to generate a test signal at a test frequency and to couple the test signal to the first
and/or second active electrodes; and

a digital signal processor configured to process the digital outputs of the first and second active electrodes to derive a
gain control signal based on a difference between the first and second active electrode outputs at the test frequency, and
to apply the gain control signal to the second active electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,652,845

SURGICAL ASSISTANCE PLANNING METHOD USING LUNG MOTION ANALYSIS

BRONCUS MEDICAL INC., Sa...

1. A system for computing the efficacy of a surgical treatment in a region of a lung, the system comprising a processor, the
processor programmed and being operable to: a) receive first image data of the lung in a first state; b) receive second image
data of the lung in a second state; c) perform a rigid registration to initially align the first image data and the second
image data with one another using a fixed reference feature; d) compute a change in the region in the lung between the first
state and the second state based on generating a motion vector field comprising a magnitude of each point in the first image
data and second image data of the lung indicating movement and location between the first state and second state and direction
of local motion of lung tissue between the first state and second state and computed independent of the fixed reference feature
defined in the performing a rigid registration step; e) determine efficacy of the surgical treatment based on said change
in the region in the lung; and indicate the change in the region in the lung between the first state and the second state.

US Pat. No. 9,650,081

FRONT END MODULE FASCIA RETENTION HOOK

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A fastener for connecting a first vehicle module to a second vehicle module, the fastener including a body comprising a
head having a substantially planar capturing surface configured for releasably engaging a portion of the second vehicle module,
wherein the body includes a base configured for attachment to a back of the first vehicle module and a neck extending between
the base and the head, the fastener further including at least one reinforcing rib structure protruding from the neck.

US Pat. No. 9,650,054

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING VEHICLE LOCATION BASED ON MOTOR FEEDBACK

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, from a speed measurement device of a vehicle having an autonomous driving mode, first speed information identifying
a first current speed of the vehicle as measured by the speed measurement device;

receiving, from a displacement measuring device, displacement information identifying an orientation of a first rotor at a
first time and an orientation of the first rotor at a second time;

determining, by one or more computing devices having one or more processors, second speed information identifying a second
current speed of the vehicle using a change in the orientations of the first rotor between the first time and the second time;

comparing, by the one or more computing devices, the first speed information to the second speed information;
determining, by the one or more computing devices, using the comparison whether to use third speed information measured by
the speed measurement device to control the vehicle in an autonomous driving mode; and

controlling, by the one or more computing devices, the vehicle in the autonomous driving mode based on the determination of
whether to use third speed information measured by the speed measurement device.

US Pat. No. 9,686,742

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO REDUCE POWER CONSUMPTION IN STANDBY MODE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for decoding payload data of a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) in a subframe of a signal of a wireless
communication system, the method comprising:
controlling, by a processing device,
receiving a transport block of the PDSCH, in which the payload data is encoded as a first set of K encoded bits included in
the transport block and the transport block includes the payload data encoded as at least one second set of K encoded bits,
in which K is a positive integer greater than one;

starting decoding the first set of K encoded bits, after the first set of K encoded bits is received and before all bits of
the second set of K encoded bits are received; and

when the first set of K encoded bits is decoded successfully after the first set of K encoded bits is received, turning off
receiver processing in a modem subsystem and radio frequency (RF) subsystem of a wireless communication device at which the
signal is received.

US Pat. No. 9,686,084

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING MULTI-ENFORCEMENT POINT CHARGING

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of charging in a communications network in which a plurality of charging and enforcement (CaE) components operate
as enforcement points for a single data communication, comprising:
receiving, from a first CaE component, one or more usage records related to enforcement of the single data communication by
the first CaE component;

receiving, from a second CaE component, one or more usage records related to enforcement of the single data communication
by the second CaE component;

generating correlated usage records related to enforcement of the single data communication by the first CaE component and
the second CaE component by using a common Service Data Flow (SDF) to correlate the one or more usage records received from
the first CaE component with the one or more usage records received from the second CaE component; and

using the correlated usage records related to enforcement of the single data communication to determine a charge value that
identifies correct charges to be applied for the single data communication.

US Pat. No. 9,685,249

BETA VOLTAIC BATTERY AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

KOREA ATOMIC ENERGY RESEA...

1. A method of preparing a beta voltaic battery, the method comprising:
preparing a first semiconductor layer and a second semiconductor layer (step 1);
preparing a beta-ray generator by coating both sides of a metal substrate with a radioisotope layer by disposing two electrodes
and a metal substrate between the two electrodes in a plating bath comprising a radioisotope and applying a voltage to deposit
the radioisotope on both sides of the metal substrate (step 2); and

disposing the beta-ray generator prepared in step 2 between the first semiconductor layer and the second semiconductor layer
which are prepared in step 1 (step 3).

US Pat. No. 9,655,178

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR REMOVING TRANSIENT AND DRIFT FROM AN AC MAIN SUPPLIED TO A DC-CONTROLLED LED LOAD

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. An illumination device, comprising:
a dimmer coupled to an AC main line to produce a rectified voltage at regular periodic intervals;
a controller configured to determine conduction angles produced by the dimmer during the regular periodic intervals;
a power supply coupled between the dimmer and the controller to activate a damping circuit coupled to the AC main line;
wherein the power supply comprising a timing circuit operating at a clock speed no more than the regular periodic intervals,
wherein the timing circuit is configured to activate the damping circuit during the duration of the intervals between the
conduction angles and also during an initial portion of the duration of the conduction angles to remove transients from the
AC main line;

wherein the power supply is further coupled to activate a bleeding circuit also coupled to the AC main line; and
wherein the timing circuit is configured to activate the bleeding circuit during the duration of every nth interval between
the conduction angles and also during a final portion of the nth?1 duration of the conduction angles to remove voltage drift
from the AC main line between the conduction angles.

US Pat. No. 9,652,366

CODE CHANGE ANALYSIS TO OPTIMIZE TESTING LIFECYCLE

HCL Technologies Ltd., N...

1. A method for optimizing a test suite associated with a software application, the method comprising:
accepting
a reference version and a current version of a software code associated with a software application, and
a first set of test cases and a set of code coverage reports, wherein the first set of test cases are configured to test the
software code associated with the reference version, wherein each code coverage report from the set of code coverage reports
corresponds to a test case from the first set of test cases;

comparing the current version with the reference version in order to identify a first set of elements of the software code
being modified in the current version;

analyzing the set of code coverage reports to identify correlation between the test cases from the first set of test cases
and the first set of elements;

determining whether the modification, in the current version, associated with the first set of elements indicate a functional
change or a non-functional change in the software code;

identifying a second set of elements, from the first set of elements, indicating the functional change in the software code;
identifying a second set of test cases, from the first set of test cases, associated with the second set of elements; and
generating an optimized test suite comprising the second set of test cases,
wherein the second set of test cases are prioritized based on the impact generated by the functionality change associated
with the second set of elements in the current version.

US Pat. No. 9,685,619

LOGIC CIRCUITS WITH PLUG AND PLAY SOLID-STATE MOLECULAR CHIPS

YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOP...

1. A logic circuit for performing a logic operation such that predetermined inputs to the logic circuit produce a logical
output according to said logic operation, comprising:
a plurality of predetermined solid-state molecular chips, each molecular chip comprising a layer of an active compound confined
to a solid support, each molecular chip having multiple states, each state being obtained after application of a corresponding
input, each state being read electrically, optically, electro-chemically or any combination thereof; wherein said active compound
on at least one of said molecular chips is different from said active compound on at least another of said molecular chips;

a plurality of predetermined inputs,
such that after applying said predetermined inputs on said predetermined molecular chips, reading the states of said plurality
of molecular chips produces a logical output according to said logic operation.

US Pat. No. 9,655,244

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A flexible electronic device, comprising:
a first flexible substrate having a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each other;
a first electronic component disposed on the first surface of the first flexible substrate;
a second flexible substrate having a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each other, and the first surface
of the second flexible substrate facing the first surface of the first flexible substrate;

a second electronic component disposed on the first surface of the second flexible substrate; and
an adhesive layer disposed between the first surface of the first flexible substrate and the first surface of the second flexible
substrate;

wherein the first surface of the first flexible substrate has a first flexible printed circuit (FPC) bonding area outside
the adhesive layer, an orthogonal projection of the first FPC bonding area projected on a plane where the second flexible
substrate is located does not overlap the second flexible substrate, the first surface of the second flexible substrate has
a second FPC bonding area outside the adhesive layer, and an orthogonal projection of the second FPC bonding area projected
on a plane where the first flexible substrate is located does not overlap the first flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,651,957

ADJUSTABLE NON-DISSIPATIVE VOLTAGE BOOSTING SNUBBER NETWORK

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A snubber circuit comprising:
first and second power rails that in combination provide an input and output of the snubber circuit;
a voltage multiplier coupled between the first power rail and the second power rail, the voltage multiplier boosting a voltage
between the first and second power rail;

a first unidirectional switch coupled between the first power rail and the voltage multiplier and blocking current attempting
to pass from the voltage multiplier to the first power rail through the first unidirectional switch; and

a first current limiter coupled between the first power rail and the voltage multiplier, the first current limiter providing
a low-resistance current path from the voltage multiplier to the first power rail.

US Pat. No. 9,649,716

INDUCTIVE DEVICES AND LOW FLOW PLASMAS USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method of sustaining a plasma in a torch comprising a slot in an outer tube and an auxiliary tube within the outer tube,
the slot configured to provide the outer tube with a substantially equal radius along an entire length of the outer tube and
the auxiliary tube configured to permit generation of the plasma in the torch at a plasma gas flow rate of about 8 liters/minute
or less, the method comprising
introducing a plasma gas at a rate of about 8 liters/minute or less into the torch;
sustaining the plasma in the torch at the plasma gas flow rate of 8 liters/minute or less by providing energy to the torch
from at least one plate electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,649,122

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AN ENDOSCOPIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Erbe Elektromedizin GmbH,...

1. A method of manufacturing an endoscopic surgical instrument including a fluid jet device having a pipe section with a nozzle
at a distal end thereof for a dissection and/or a needleless injection by means of a fluid, an electrode device for cutting
and/or coagulating a tissue by means of RF current, and a ceramic insulating device attached to the distal end of the pipe
section, the pipe section forming the electrode device, the method comprising:
placing a preformed body on the distal end of the pipe section, said preformed body at least enclosing a portion of said pipe
section;

sintering the preformed body; and
attaching the preformed body to the pipe section,
wherein the sintering step is performed such that shrinkage of the ceramic material causes the attaching step and ensures
a firm seal on the pipe section,

wherein the pipe section comprises an electrically conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,686,360

PROTOCOLS, INTERFACES, AND PRE/POST-PROCESSING FOR ENABLING SON ENTITIES AND FEATURES IN BASE STATIONS AND WIRELESS NETWORKS

AirHop Communications, In...

1. A system for an interface for a Self-Organizing Networks (SON) client, comprising:
a processor of a base station configured to:
implement a stack including a Radio Resource Manager (RRM) for the base station; and
execute the SON client that is in communication with the stack via the interface to collect data from and give direction to
the base station, wherein the interface includes at least three of the following:

an application programming interface (API) configured to set or request layer 1 or physical layer parameters sent from the
SON client to the stack, the layer 1 or physical layer parameters including set transmission (TX) power, report TX power,
eNodeB identifiers, Physical Cell ID (PCI), antenna configuration information, antenna tilt, Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output
(MIMO) configuration information, or any combination thereof;

an application programming interface (API) configured to set or request layer 2 or MAC layer parameters sent from the SON
client to the stack, the layer 2 or MAC layer parameters including scheduler type, the MIMO configuration information, or
any combination thereof;

an application programming interface (API) configured to set or request layer 3 or signaling layer parameters sent between
the SON client and the stack, the layer 3 or signaling layer parameters including a Radio Resource Configuration (RRC) message,
report new neighbor indication, set TX power, the eNodeB identifiers, the PCI, the MIMO configuration information, or any
combination thereof;

an application programming interface (API) for setting parameters to configure measurement events sent from the stack to the
SON client, the parameters to configure measurement events including parameters for A1 event, A2 event, A3 event, A4 event,
A5 event, or any combination thereof, a measurement on a User Equipment (UE) specific reference signal, a measurement related
to a MIMO reference signal, or any combination thereof;

an application programming interface (API) configured to set or request Management Information Block (MIB) parameters sent
between the SON client and the stack; or

an application programming interface (API) configured to set optimization constraints sent between the SON client and stack,
the optimization constraints including a subband mask that conveys to an eNodeB which subband to use until a next update/subband
mask command, a subband mask that include TX power level on a per subband basis, a handoff constraint, a cell-specific offset,
random access channel, a configuration constraint, maximum preamble retransmission count, delta step, a quality of service
(QoS) constraint, a maximum guaranteed bit rate, or any combination thereof;

receive at least three of the following: the layer 1 or physical layer parameters, the layer 2 or MAC layer parameters, the
layer 3 or signaling layer parameters, the parameters to configure measurement events, the MIB parameters, or the optimization
constraints from an Optimization Engine (OE); and

deliver the at least three of the following: the layer 1 or physical layer parameters, the layer 2 or MAC layer parameters,
the layer 3 or signaling layer parameters, the parameters to configure measurement events, the MIB parameters, or the optimization
constraints from an Optimization Engine (OE) to the stack for reducing backhaul bandwidth traffic and/or facilitating offloading
pre-processing and post-processing activity; and

a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 9,685,959

METHOD FOR SPEEDING UP BOOLEAN SATISFIABILITY

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method for transforming a tautology check of an original logic circuit into a contradiction check of the original logic
circuit and vice versa, the method comprising:
interpreting the original logic circuit in terms of AND, OR, MAJORITY, MINORITY, XOR, XNOR, INV original logic operators;
transforming the original circuit obtained from the interpreting, into a dual logic circuit enabled for a checking of contradiction
in place of tautology and vice versa, by

providing a set of switching rules configured to switch each respective one of the original logic operators INV, AND, OR,
MAJORITY, XOR, XNOR, MINORITY into a respective switched logic operator INV, OR, AND, MAJORITY, XNOR, XOR, MINORITY; and

complementing outputs of the original circuit by adding an INV at each output wire;
testing in parallel
the satisfiability of the original logic circuit, and
the satisfiability of the dual logic circuit with inverted outputs;
and
responsive to one of the parallel tests finishing, causing the other parallel test to also stop; and
generating a circuit corresponding to the testing.

US Pat. No. 9,685,297

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING FAULTS, ANOMALIES, AND OTHER CHARACTERISTICS OF A SWITCHED MODE ION ENERGY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIE...

1. A system for monitoring a plasma processing chamber, the system comprising:
a power supply configured to provide a periodic voltage function to an output that is configured to couple to the plasma processing
chamber, the periodic voltage function having pulses and a portion between the pulses;

an ion current compensation component configured to provide ion current compensation, Ic, to the output to modify a slope, dV0/dt, of the portion between the pulses to form a modified periodic voltage function;

a memory to store an effective capacitance value, C1, of at least a substrate support of the plasma processing chamber; and

a controller in communication with the power supply, the ion current compensation component, a non-transitory tangible computer
readable medium, and the memory, wherein the non-transitory tangible computer readable medium is encoded with instructions,
and wherein the controller is configured to execute the instructions, the instructions comprising:

determining the slope, dV0/dt, of the portion between the pulses of the modified periodic voltage function;

adjusting a magnitude of the ion current compensation, IC, until


monitoring changes of compensation current, IC, over time to monitor a condition of the processing chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,683,883

WEIGHING MODULE FOR MEASURING WHEEL CONTACT FORCES

Schenck Process GmbH, Da...

1. A measuring rail, comprising:
a central rail portion, including a load introduction body, extending longitudinally between a first load exit plate and a
second load exit plate in a ground plane, wherein the first and second load exit plates are in contact with the ground;

a first outer rail portion extending longitudinally from the first load exit plate, and opposite a first direction, from the
first load exit plate towards the second load exit plate;

a second outer rail portion extending longitudinally from the second load exit plate, and opposite a second direction, from
the second load exit plate towards the first load exit plate;

a first longitudinal slot extending from a first bore hole in the first outer rail portion and a second longitudinal slot
extending from a second bore hole in the second outer rail portion of the measuring rail;

at least two strain gauges disposed in two recesses, one of the recesses disposed entirely within the first outer rail portion
and one of the recesses disposed entirely within the second outer rail portion; and

a first deformation body rigidly connected to the first load exit plate and a second deformation body rigidly connected to
the second load exit plates,

wherein the first deformation body is connected to the load introduction body by a first link disposed only in the first outer
portion of the measuring rail and the second deformation body is connected to the load introduction body by a second link
disposed only in the second outer portion of the measuring rail, and

wherein at least two strain gauges are arranged within each deformation body such that the at least two strain gauges sense
shear strains acting between the link and the load exit plate.

US Pat. No. 9,681,711

ADJUSTABLE BRACELET

Fossil Group, Inc., Rich...

1. A watch comprising:
a watch case comprising a movement;
a bracelet coupled to the watch case, the bracelet comprising:
a clasp coupled proximate a first end of the bracelet, wherein the clasp comprises:
a track comprising an opening disposed in a member of the clasp, wherein the opening comprises a set of first opening sections
coupled together by a set of second opening sections, wherein a height of the second opening sections is less than a height
of the first opening sections; and

a link coupled proximate a second end of the bracelet, wherein the link comprises a pin, and wherein the pin comprises:
a length; and
a cross-section perpendicular to the length, wherein the cross-section of the pin comprises a width and a height, and wherein
the width of the cross-section is less than the height of the cross-section;

wherein the pin of the link is disposed in the track, and wherein the link is rotatable when the pin is disposed in one of
the first openings; and wherein the link is restricted from rotating when the pin is disposed in one of the second openings;
and

wherein a length of the bracelet is adjustable by allowing the pin of the link to travel along a length of the track, wherein
the pin is restricted from travel along the length of the track when the link is approximately parallel to the track.

US Pat. No. 9,653,408

HIGH-FREQUENCY PACKAGE

WIN Semiconductors Corp.,...

1. A high-frequency package, comprising:
a die;
a plurality of leads; and
a die pad, wherein a surface of the die pad is lower than top surfaces of the plurality of leads;
wherein the die is disposed on the die pad, such that a top surface of the die is coplanar with the top surfaces of the plurality
of leads;

wherein the plurality of leads are formed as transmission lines.

US Pat. No. 9,651,339

VEST HAVING RELEASABLE COMPONENTS

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A releasable vest, comprising:
a front panel;
shoulder strap elements that extend from the front panel, wherein each of the shoulder strap elements includes at least one
shoulder strap attachment opening formed therethrough;

a back panel comprising at least a first layer and a second layer, wherein a portion of the second layer is attached to the
first layer such that a cavity is formed between at least a portion of the first layer and the second layer such that at least
a portion of the shoulder strap elements can be introduced into the cavity, and wherein a panel coupler further couples the
first layer to the second layer and maintains at least a central portion of the first layer in close proximity to a central
portion of the second layer;

a first waist belt element releasably attached or coupled to a portion of the front panel, wherein the first waist belt element
comprises at least one waist belt element attachment opening formed therethrough;

a second waist belt element releasably attached or coupled to a portion of the front panel, wherein the second waist belt
element comprises at least one waist belt element attachment opening formed therethrough;

at least one release loop, wherein the at least one release loop comprises a separate structure not permanently attached to
any portion of the vest, wherein the at least one release loop comprises an obstruction, wherein the obstruction is sufficient
to keep at least a portion of the release loop from passing through at least one waist belt element attachment opening of
the first waist belt element or the second waist belt element, and wherein at least a portion of the at least one release
loop is capable of being aligned with and passed through at least one waist belt attachment opening of the first waist belt
element, at least one waist belt attachment opening of the second waist belt element, and at least one shoulder strap attachment
opening of each shoulder strap element; and

a release lanyard, wherein the release lanyard extends from a pull handle to a terminal end, and wherein the release lanyard
is capable of being aligned with and passed through the release loop so as to releasably secure the first waist belt element,
the second waist belt element, and the shoulder strap elements to the release loop.

US Pat. No. 9,650,971

FIRING FRACTION MANAGEMENT IN SKIP FIRE ENGINE CONTROL

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A skip fire engine controller for a spark ignition engine having a throttle and a camshaft having a plurality of cams,
the skip fire controller comprising:
a lookup table embodied in a computer readable media, wherein each entry in the lookup table includes a firing fraction field
that stores a firing fraction indicator indicative of a desired firing fraction associated with such entry, wherein the firing
fraction indicator does not identify any specific cylinders to fire;

a firing fraction determining unit arranged to determine a firing fraction suitable for delivering a requested engine output,
wherein the firing fraction determining unit utilizes the lookup table to determine a desired firing fraction, wherein the
firing fraction determining unit utilizes at least (i) the requested engine output, and (ii) a current engine speed as indices
to select a desired firing fraction;

a firing controller arranged to direct firings in a skip fire manner that delivers the desired firing fraction; and
a powertrain parameter adjusting module arranged to adjust at least one engine actuator that affects mass air charge (MAC)
such that the engine delivers the requested engine output at the desired firing fraction, wherein the at least one engine
actuator affects at least one of cam phase, cam lift and throttle position.

US Pat. No. 9,650,006

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN ACTUATABLE RESTRAINING DEVICE USING MULTI-REGION ENHANCED DISCRIMINATION

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A method for controlling an actuatable restraining device comprising the steps of:
sensing a plurality of crash event indications;
classifying crash events in response to comparing the sensed crash event indications against one another to identify at least
one of a forward rigid barrier crash event, an offset deformable barrier crash event, an angular crash event, and a small
overlap crash event; and

controlling deployment timing of the actuatable restraining device in response to the classification of the crash event.

US Pat. No. 9,686,059

MULTI-CELL INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT

AirHop Communications, In...

1. A system for Multi-Cell Interference Management (MCIM) in a wireless network, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide to the processor instructions that when executed cause the processor
to:

collect data from a neighborhood of base stations in the wireless network;
determine local and neighborhood system utility metrics based on the collected data, wherein the determining of the local
and neighborhood system utility metrics comprises:

determine a first utility gradient of a first base station based on a change in a first utility and a change in transmit power
in a third base station, the third base station being a neighbor base station of the first base station, and the first utility
relating to a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) measurement data from the first base station as measured by a first user equipment
(UE);

for a first subband, weigh the first utility gradient of the first base station based on a first weight to generate a first
weighted utility gradient;

determine a second utility gradient of a second base station based on a change in a second utility and a change in transmit
power in a fourth base station, the fourth base station being a neighbor base station of the second base station, and the
second utility relating to Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) measurement data from the second base station as measured by a
second user equipment (UE); and

for the first subband, weigh the second utility gradient of the second base station based on a second weight to generate a
second weighted utility gradient, the first weight being different from the second weight;

create a subband mask based on the local and neighborhood system utility metrics, wherein the creating of the subband mask
is based on the first and second weighted utility gradients; and

distribute the subband mask to at least one base station of the first base station, the second base station, the third base
station, and the fourth base station in the neighborhood of base stations, wherein the subband mask is applied to implement
radio resource usage directives on the at least one base station.

US Pat. No. 9,682,936

MORPHAN AND MORPHINAN ANALOGUES, AND METHODS OF USE

ALKERMES PHARMA IRELAND L...

1. A compound of Formula II:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, hydroxyalkyl, or alkoxyalkyl;

R2 and R3 are each C1-C4 alkyl, or alternatively, R2 and R3, together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, form a 6-membered carbocyclic ring which is optionally substituted
with a ketone, a hydroxyl, or a NR5R6 group wherein R5 and R6 are each independently H, alkyl, or substituted acyl group;

when is a single bond, R4 is H; and

when is a double bond, R4 is O.

US Pat. No. 9,653,717

SEPARATOR FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SEPARATOR AND ELECTROCHEMICAL ELEMENT USING SEPARATOR

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. A separator for electrochemical element, comprising a porous sheet that contains as a main fiber, a fibrillated solvent
spun cellulose fiber with an average fiber length of 0.40 to 1.10 mm, has an average internal bond strength of 60 mJ or more
in a thickness direction, and has a lowest internal bond strength of 30 mJ or more in the thickness direction.

US Pat. No. 9,650,359

MODULATORS OF RESISTANT ANDROGEN RECEPTOR

Memorial Sloan-Kettering ...

1. A method of treating a cancer comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a compound represented by structural
formula IV:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X is CH or N;
each Rb is independently substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 aliphatic; and

n is 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 9,685,138

BRIGHTNESS CONTROLLING METHOD WITH BRIGHTNESS SYNCHRONIZING FUNCTIONALITY AND ALL-IN-ONE COMPUTER IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

Pegatron Corporation, Ta...

11. An all-in-one computer comprising:
a storage device storing an operating system, the operating system including a first system brightness value;
a display for displaying a screen image;
a scaler connected with the display for driving the display to display the screen image;
an on-screen display (OSD) adjuster connected with the scaler and including a first brightness value; and
a controller, connected with the storage device and the scaler,
wherein
when the first brightness value is adjusted to a second brightness value, the display displays the screen image according
to the second brightness value, the scaler transmits a brightness synchronizing signal to the controller, and the controller
synchronizes the first system brightness value to the second brightness value, and

when the first system brightness value is adjusted to a second system brightness value, the display displays the screen image
according to the second system brightness value, and the scaler adjusts the first brightness value to the second system brightness
value.

US Pat. No. 9,685,006

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INSERTING A 3D GRAPHICS ANIMATION IN A 3D STEREO CONTENT

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A method of inserting a graphic element in a 3D image, executed by an electronic device associated with a display device
for displaying the 3D image, the method comprising:
Obtaining for the graphic element to be inserted, at least a length L of said graphic element, a depth z associated with said
graphic element for the insertion and an insertion zone in said 3D image;

Determining for the graphic element to be inserted a maximal allowed depth value zmax corresponding to the minimum depth value of the image in the insertion zone so that the graphic element is not overlapped
by the corresponding part of the 3D image in said insertion zone;

When a depth value of the graphic element to be inserted is superior to the maximal allowed depth value, keeping the depth
value of the graphic element by the maximal allowed depth value;

compensating the depth difference between the depth value of the graphic element to be inserted which is superior to the maximal
allowed depth value and the maximal allowed depth value in reducing the graphic element in size proportionally to the reduction
of depth for the graphic element in such a way that said graphic element, positioned at the maximal allowed depth value zmax, has at least a length value I equal to (zmax*L)/z; and

displaying the 3D image with the inserted graphic element on the display device.

US Pat. No. 9,686,780

DELIVERY OF DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH DOWNLINK DATA TRANSMISSION ON A LICENSED-ASSISTED ACCESS CARRIER

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., ...

1. A method of delivering downlink control information associated with downlink data transmission on a first channel, the
first channel being an unlicensed channel, the method comprising:
transmitting, by an ENodeB at a first time, the downlink control information to a user equipment (UE) on a second channel
without knowledge at the first time of when the unlicensed channel is available for transmission, the downlink control information
being associated with the downlink data transmission occurring at a second time on the unlicensed channel if the unlicensed
channel is available, the second time occurring after the first time; and

transmitting, by the ENodeB, the downlink data transmission to the UE over a partial sub-frame on the unlicensed channel according
to the downlink control information without waiting for a start time of a next sub-frame, if the unlicensed channel is available
for transmission, wherein a start time of the partial sub-frame does not coincide with the start time of the next sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 9,684,836

COMBINING MULTIPLE ESTIMATES OF AN ENVIRONMENT INTO A CONSOLIDATED ESTIMATE FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method performed by a computing device comprising one or more processors, the method comprising:
receiving, via at least one sensor coupled to an autonomous vehicle operating in a lane of travel, first data including a
first estimate of a boundary location of a boundary of the lane of travel, the first data having been acquired at a first
time;

based on the first data, determining a first variance in the first estimate of the boundary location;
receiving, via the at least one sensor, second data including a second estimate of the boundary location, the second data
having been acquired at a second time different from the first time;

based on the second data, determining a second variance in the second estimate of the boundary location; and
based on the first estimate, the first variance, the second estimate, and the second variance, determining third data including
a combined estimate of the boundary location and further including a combined variance in the combined estimate.

US Pat. No. 9,684,527

CLASSIFICATION AND VALIDATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN INTEGRATED COMPUTING SYSTEM

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A computing system configuration method comprising:
receiving, using executable instructions stored in a non-transitory medium and executed on at least one processor, component
specifications for each of one or more components supplied by a plurality of suppliers;

receiving, using the instructions, user input for selecting a subset of the component specifications to be implemented in
a customized computing system by generating a base configuration that comprises the component specifications of the subset
of the components;

generating, using the instructions, a component classification for each component specification according to a functionality
of the component;

validating, using the instructions, each component classification by ensuring interoperability of the component specification
with the component specifications of one or more other components in the subset of components; and

generating an output of the validated components.

US Pat. No. 9,654,621

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PROMPTING CALLING REQUEST

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for prompting a calling request comprising:
receiving, by a device comprising a processor, a calling request from a second terminal during a call session with a first
terminal, the calling request carrying a communication identification of the second terminal;

inquiring, by the device, whether first user information corresponding to the communication identification of the second terminal
in a contact list is stored in a local storage;

categorizing the first user information to a user type when the first user information does not correspond to the communication
identification of the second terminal in the contact list; and

obtaining a reporting attribute of the calling request according to the user type of the calling request,
disabling the calling request corresponding to the obtained reporting attribute being available and being equal to a pre-determined
attribute, and

converting, by the device, the first user information to corresponding first audio data through an audio transformation according
to the first user information, and playing the first audio data during the call session corresponding to the obtained reporting
attribute being not equal to the pre-determined attribute.

US Pat. No. 9,650,620

POLYPEPTIDES HAVING GLUCOAMYLASE ACTIVITY AND POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING SAME

1. A composition comprising a polypeptide having at least 95% sequence identity to the mature polypeptide of SEQ ID NO: 2
or SEQ ID NO: 4, wherein the polypeptide has glucoamylase activity.

US Pat. No. 9,684,405

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CYCLIC MOTION GESTURE

Rakuten Kobo, Inc., Toro...

1. A method executed in a processor of a computing device, the computing device further including a memory storing instructions
and a display screen having touch functionality, the method comprising:
receiving at a motion sensor coupled with said processor a first motion associated with an e-reader;
receiving a second motion associated with said e-reader at said motion sensor, said second motion being a counter motion of
said first motion;

wherein said first and second motions are associated with moving said e-reader form a first point in space to a second point
in space to a third point in space and then back to said first point in space within a predetermined period of time;

determining said first and second motions indicate a multi-motion command gesture corresponding to a first function performable
on said e-reader; and

automatically performing said first function on said e-reader in response to said multi-motion command gesture.

US Pat. No. 9,681,963

BONE SIZING GUIDE

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A bone sizing guide for assessing the size of an end of a bone, the bone sizing guide comprising:
a body comprising a foot component having a first surface to rest against an end surface of the bone and a foot extending
transverse to the first surface to contact a side surface of the bone,

a superstructure coupled to the body so that the superstructure can slide relative to the body towards and away from the body,
at least one of the superstructure and the body being adjustable so that a rotational direction in which the superstructure
extends relative to the foot component about a first axis extending transverse to the first surface is adjustable,

a stylus extending from the superstructure transverse to the first surface of the body, the stylus having a tip to contact
a surface of the bone,

a scale coupled to or formed on a first one of the superstructure and the body, and
an indicator coupled to or formed on a second one of the superstructure and the body to identify a position on the scale,
in which the identified position on the scale shifts as the superstructure slides towards or away from the body, and the identified
position shifts as the superstructure rotates relative to the body without sliding motion between the superstructure and the
body, such that the identified position on the scale is indicative of the distance between the stylus and the foot.

US Pat. No. 9,654,064

AMPLIFIER APPARATUS WITH CONTROLLED NEGATIVE OUTPUT IMPEDANCE

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. An audio amplifier apparatus comprising:
an audio speaker including a first input and a second input;
a current sensing circuit including a parallel combination of a capacitor and a resistive element, the current sensing circuit
being configured to:

sense a level of current received by the first input or by the second input of the speaker at frequencies below a cutoff frequency
defined by the capacitor and the resistive element; and

output a current sensing signal dependent upon the sensed level of current;
an amplifying circuit configured to receive the current sensing signal, amplify the current sensing signal, and thereby produce
an amplified current sensing signal; and

a mixer circuit configured to receive the amplified current sensing signal and an audio drive signal and produce a single
audio signal dependent upon the amplified current sensing signal and the audio drive signal.

US Pat. No. 9,649,363

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL BASED PRODRUG OF ADRENOMEDULLIN AND USE THEREOF

BAYER INTELLECTUAL PROPER...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of the formula (I)

in which
n represents the number 0, 1, 2 or 3,
R1 represents hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl or isopropyl,

R2 represents linear or branched PEG 20 kDa to 80 kDa endcapped with a methoxy-group,

or a salt thereof, in combination with an inert nontoxic pharmaceutically suitable excipient, wherein the pharmaceutical composition
is in a pharmaceutical form for administration by inhalation.

US Pat. No. 9,683,751

OUTDOOR UNIT FOR MULTI-TYPE AIR CONDITIONER

TOSHIBA CARRIER CORPORATI...

1. A multi-type air conditioner including a plurality of indoor units and a plurality of outdoor units which are connected
via refrigerant piping, each of the outdoor units comprising:
a compressor;
a four-way valve;
an outdoor heat exchanger;
an outdoor expansion valve;
a liquid tank;
an accumulator;
a shutoff valve provided for a refrigerant pipe between a liquid refrigerant inlet/outlet port and the liquid tank in each
of the outdoor units; and

a first bypass circuit provided in the refrigerant pipe bypassing the shutoff valve through a capillary tube to connect a
liquid refrigerant inlet/outlet port side to an upper portion of the refrigerant pipe, the first bypass circuit comprising
a standing portion extending upward in a gravity direction from the upper portion of the refrigerant pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,655,263

SEALED HOUSING AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

1. A sealed housing of an electric heating device to be installed in a motor vehicle, comprising:
a housing lower part and a housing cover abutting on the housing lower part via an intermediate sealing element and being
moveable toward and away from one another with compression and expansion of the sealing element, and

an elongate positive locking element that is separate from the housing lower part and the housing cover, that is provided
between opposed contact surfaces of the housing lower part and the housing cover, and that interconnects the housing lower
part and the housing cover in a form fit manner,

wherein the elongate positive locking element abuts on the opposed contact surfaces under a pretensioning force caused by
compression of the sealing element such that abutment of the elongate positive locking element with the opposed contact surfaces
maintains the compression of the sealing element.

US Pat. No. 9,655,164

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION OPERATION FOR LONG TERM EVOLUTION ADVANCED CARRIER AGGREGATION

Golden Valley Holdings Li...

1. A method for enabling or disabling a carrier for a user equipment in a wireless network, the method comprising:
receiving, by the user equipment a first radio resource configuration (RRC) message, the first RRC message assigning a plurality
of carriers of an evolved Node B, the first RRC message indicating a primary carrier and a plurality of secondary carriers
from the plurality of carriers, wherein the primary carrier is used for control signaling related to at least one of the secondary
carriers, the first RRC message further indicating a subset of the plurality of carriers as designated carriers, the remaining
carriers being non-designated carriers;

receiving, by the user equipment a second RRC message, the second RRC message including Discontinuous Reception (DRX) configuration
information for a designated carrier and an indication that a non-designated carrier is associated to the designated carrier,
wherein the non-designated carrier is enabled based on the DRX configuration information for the associated designated carrier;

receiving, by the user equipment, a carrier enable or disable command medium access control (MAC) control element over a downlink
shared channel, the MAC control element comprising a plurality of bit fields, each of said plurality of bit fields corresponding
with a carrier of the plurality of secondary carriers, and indicating whether the carrier should be enabled or disabled;

transmitting, by the user equipment, an acknowledgment of the carrier enable or disable command MAC control element;
stopping, at the user equipment, from transmitting uplink control information corresponding to the carriers that are disabled
by the MAC control element; and

stopping, at the user equipment, monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) associated with the carriers that
are disabled by the MAC control element.

US Pat. No. 9,654,631

AUTOMATIC LANGUAGE SELECTION FOR INTERACTIVE VOICE RESPONSE SYSTEM

RINGCENTRAL, INC., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving an incoming call at an interactive voice response (IVR) system, the incoming call comprising a caller id of a device
associated with a caller placing the incoming call;

sending a request for the caller's language preference based on the caller id to a server associated with a service provider,
the service provider administering a plurality of IVR systems, the server configured to store the caller's language preference
for use by the plurality of IVR systems;

upon receiving the caller's language preference from the server, selecting a language for the caller based on the caller's
language preference; and

providing an IVR menu to the caller using the selected language.

US Pat. No. 9,654,566

EVENT QUEUING AND DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. An event distribution system, the system comprising:
a server configured to respond to event requests via a synchronous client-server protocol, the server further including:
a backing store configured to store a first event associated with a first channel identifier and to allow subsequent retrieval
of the first event using the first channel identifier, wherein the first event is associated with a first event identifier;

a communications module operable to receive event requests and send responses to the event requests, wherein the communications
module receives from a client an event request including a second event identifier and an interval indicating a period in
the past, wherein the first event was added to the first channel before a second event associated with the second event identifier
was added to the first channel;

an event filtering system operable to evaluate, modify, and block event requests and responses, wherein in response to the
event request, the event filtering system sends a response including one or more events satisfying the interval, wherein the
one or more events includes the first event, but not the second event, and wherein the response includes one or more events
that were added to the first channel since the second event was added to the first channel, wherein a third event was added
to the first channel after the second event, and the response includes the third event; and

an event manager coordinating the use of the backing store, communications module, and event filtering system, wherein the
event manager uses the event filtering system to block a recording of one or more first requests in the backing store and
to block the sending of the one or more first requests via the communications module, wherein the first request is identical
to the event request;

wherein the event requests represent interactions with a distributed filesystem storage system.

US Pat. No. 9,651,416

FAULT DETECTION, LOCALIZATION AND PERFORMANCE MONITORING OF PHOTOSENSORS FOR LIGHTING CONTROLS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A system for monitoring sensors of a lighting control system, comprising:
a plurality of sensors connected to a network; and
a computing device connected to the network comprising a training subsystem, a detecting subsystem and a locating subsystem,
wherein the training subsystem is configured to compute statistics for the plurality of sensors over at least a portion of
historical data respective of the alit of sensors stored over time, wherein the detecting subsystem is configured to collect
measurements from the plurality of sensors and determine, based at least on the computed statistics provided from the training
subsystem, a faulty sensor from among the plurality of sensors, and wherein the locating subsystem is configured to determine
a location of the faulty sensor from among the plurality of sensors based on a fault indicator determined for each of the
plurality of sensors.

US Pat. No. 9,683,297

APPARATUS FOR MOLTEN SALT ELECTROLYSIS WITH SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ELECTRICITY SUPPLY AND SOLAR THERMAL HEATING OF MOLTEN SALT ELECTROLYTE

The George Washington Uni...

1. An apparatus for lowering the electrochemical potential for electrolysis of one or more electrolyzable compounds in an
electrolysis system, comprising:
a beam splitter for splitting captured solar spectrum energy into a solar thermal heating component and a solar electrical
photovoltaic component;

a photovoltaic cell for generating electricity from the solar electrical photovoltaic component;
heat exchanger for capturing heat from the photovoltaic cell; and
an electrolysis chamber, containing molten carbonate, for combining the solar thermal heating component from the beam splitter
with the heat captured by the heat exchanger to lower the electrochemical potential for electrolysis of one or more electrolyzable
compounds.

US Pat. No. 9,682,953

AMIDE COMPOUNDS, COMPOSITIONS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

ADVINUS THERAPEUTICS LIMI...

1. A compound of formula (I):
or its tautomer, polymorph, stereoisomer, prodrug, solvate, pharmaceutically acceptable salt or a pharmaceutical composition
thereof, wherein,
ring A is

ring B is phenyl;
ring C is selected from the group consisting of:

ring D is selected from the group consisting of:

L is —O— or —N(R)—;
Z is selected from —C(Y)NR—(CRaRb)q— or —NRC(Y)—C(RaRb)q;

Y is O;
R is hydrogen;
R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from hydrogen, halo, cyano, nitro, —(CRaRb)nOR6, —(CRaRb)nC(O)R6, —(CRaRb)nCOOR6, —(CRaRb)nNR7R8, C1-6alkyl, perhaloalkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, or heteroaryl;

wherein each substituent is unsubstituted or substituted with 1 or 2 substituents independently selected from alkyl, halogen,
perhaloalkyl, —(CRaRb)nOR6, —(CRaRb)nCOOR6, cycloalkyl, or —CH2OPO32?;

R5 is selected from hydrogen, halogen, or C1-6 alkyl;

R6 is selected from hydrogen, alkyl, or —(CRaRb)nOR6;

R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, or —(CRaRb)nC(O)R6;

Ra and Rb are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and alkyl;

m is independently selected from 0, 1, and 2;
n is an integer and selected from 0, 1, and 2;
and
q is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 9,655,214

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING VISUAL CONTENT LOADED INTO A GROUPED SET OF ILLUMINATION DEVICES CONFIGURED WITHIN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A lighting controller device, comprising:
a wireless interface for wirelessly communicating with a group of lamps and a group of keypads within a residence;
a graphical user interface (GUI) in which a user can (i) select the group of lamps and assign the group of lamps to a scene,
and (ii) select a keypad from among the group of keypads and assign the group of lamps with corresponding said scene to a
button on the selected keypad;

wherein the GUI, during selection of the group of lamps, transmits via the wireless interface to the group of lamps a first
signal that causes a selected lamp within the group of lamps at the residence to emit a first visual signal and a first icon
within the GUI to emit a second visual signal, wherein the first icon is shown to represent the selected lamp at the residence;
and

wherein the GUI, during selection of the keypad, transmits via the wireless interface to the group of keypads a second signal
that causes the selected keypad to emit a third visual signal and a second icon within the GUI to emit a fourth visual signal,
wherein the second icon is shown to represent the selected keypad at the residence.

US Pat. No. 9,655,211

LIGHTING

Seasonal Specialties, LLC...

1. A system for configuring the display of lights in a lights string comprising:
a. a plurality of lamps wired into a slave string of lights;
b. said slave string having at least one address and a processor controller for responding to commands sent to that address;
c. a controller connected to said slave string to provide power and address signals to said slave string;
d. a device connected to said controller for transmitting the commands to said controller;
e. said device including a display screen and running software including:
i. a display including a visual indication said slave string and the count of the lamps connected;
ii. a touch responsive interface for accessing each of said displayed slave string;
iii. in response to access of a displayed slave string, displaying a color pallet for assigning a color to said slave string;
iv. a transmitter for transmitting said assigned color from said device to said controller and to said slave string by address;
v. in response to access of a displayed slave string, displaying a selection of non-color light display characteristics assignable
to said slave string;

vi. a transmitter for transmitting said selected display characteristics from said device to said controller and to said slave
string by address,
so that when said slave string are illuminated, said slave string will display whatever color and non color characteristics
have been transmitted to them from said device; andwherein said system further includes motion sensing controls on said device for hands free control of said slave string.

US Pat. No. 9,682,272

WEIGHTED EXERCISE DEVICE

ESCAPE FITNESS LIMITED, ...

1. A weighted exercise apparatus comprising:
a hollow, ovoid body section comprising a housing having a longitudinal axis and longitudinally opposed end sections and containing
a flowable weighted material that is movable within the housing;

a connection socket located at each end section; and
a pair of handle members corresponding to the connection sockets each having a connection end sized and configured to be received
within an open end of the corresponding connection socket;

wherein each handle member includes a radially extending retractable locking pin and a radially extending rigid projection,
and the corresponding socket includes a channel extending around part of the inner circumference for rotationally receiving
the projection and a aperture configured to receive the locking pin, the projection and a locking pin being arranged such
that when the locking pin is aligned with and received within the aperture the projection is received and longitudinally restrained
within circumferentially extending channel; and

wherein each socket includes a longitudinally extending first channel section extending inwardly from the open end of the
socket and a circumferentially extending second channel section at its inner end arranged transversely to the first section
defining the channel extending around part of the inner circumference, the projection and a locking pin being arranged such
that when the projection is received within the first longitudinal channel section the locking pin is angularly misaligned
with the corresponding aperture and such that when the projection is longitudinally aligned with the second circumferential
channel section the locking pin is longitudinally aligned with the aperture, the handle being rotatable relative to the socket
when the projection is received within the second channel section to enable the locking pin to align with and project into
the aperture to rotationally lock the handle relative to the socket, and the projection and a locking pin being further arranged
such that when the locking pin is aligned with and received within the aperture the projection is angularly misaligned with
the first section of the channel to retain it within the second circumferential channel section to longitudinally lock the
handle relative to the socket.

US Pat. No. 9,655,207

SENSOR NETWORK WITH ADAPTIVE DETECTION SETTINGS BASED ON THE STATUS INFORMATION FROM NEIGHBORING LUMINAIRES AND/OR CONNECTED DEVICES

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting control system comprising:
at least one light unit 106 including at least one sensor 110; and

a centralized or distributed controller 105 to control the at least one light unit's 106 lighting strategy;

a connected device 114 in communication with the controller 105;

wherein the controller 105 receives status information from the connected device 114, and determines an expected flux of objects directed toward the at least one light unit 106 prior to a detection from the at least one sensor 110, and adjusts the at least one light unit's 110 lighting strategy, including a detection threshold of the sensor 110, using the status information and/or determination of the expected flux.

US Pat. No. 9,654,330

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING A MULTIMEDIA STREAM

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method, wherein a gateway is capable of communicating with a first terminal and a second terminal, the method comprising:
the gateway or the first terminal using a first protocol to exchange first multimedia session information between the first
terminal and the gateway, wherein the exchange of the first multimedia session information sets up a first media stream from
the first terminal, and wherein the first multimedia session information includes a type of media;

the second terminal using a second protocol to receive a trigger provided by the gateway or first terminal, wherein the trigger
is to initiate an exchange of second multimedia session information between the gateway and the second terminal, and wherein
the trigger serves to inform the second terminal of availability of a new multimedia stream;

in response to receiving the trigger, the second terminal using a third protocol to initiate the exchange of the second multimedia
session information between the gateway and the second terminal, wherein the exchange of the second multimedia session information
sets up a second media stream to the second terminal in which the second terminal participates; and

the second terminal receiving the second media stream, wherein the second media stream is associated with the first media
stream.

US Pat. No. 9,652,461

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TARGETED MARKETING AND SERVICES IN AN SDARS NETWORK

Verizon Telematics Inc., ...

1. A method for performing an action based on a geographical location of a telematics unit of a vehicle, comprising:
determining, by a GPS portion of the telematics unit, values of coordinates of a current location of the telematics unit;
creating, by a processor of the telematics unit, a unique identifier based on the values of the coordinates after rounding
down the values of the coordinates;

using, by the telematics unit, the unique identifier and a content counter number as a search term to search a New Database
Manager (NDBM) database, the NDBM database being indexed on a plurality of unique keys with corresponding data in data tables
for retrieval using a hashing function, each of the plurality of unique keys corresponding to coordinates of a geographic
point of a particular polygon of a particular geographical area, and the NDBM database being stored by the telematics unit;
and

performing, by the telematics unit, the action based on data associated with a unique key, of the plurality of unique keys,
that matches the search term, performing the action including:

playing a selected content file associated with the unique key, and
incrementing the content counter number.

US Pat. No. 9,655,168

ELECTRICAL BARRIER FOR WAX WARMER

1. A wax warmer, comprising:
a body;
a top plate disposed adjacent a top end of the body;
a base plate disposed adjacent a bottom end of the body;
a reservoir supported by the top end of the body, the reservoir configured to receive a wax melt;
an electrical assembly positioned within an interior space of the body; and
a sleeve forming an electrical barrier positioned within the interior space and surrounding the electrical assembly, wherein
a top edge of the sleeve is in contact with the top plate and a bottom edge of the sleeve is in contact with the base plate,
and wherein the sleeve provides a barrier to the electrical assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,651,560

METHODS FOR DETECTING ANTIBODIES

THERADIAG SA, Croissy-Be...

1. A method for immunodetecting an Anti-Drug Antibody (ADA) in a sample from a patient treated with a drug, wherein the drug
is a therapeutic antibody or etanercept, said therapeutic antibody or etanercept being directed against a target antigen,
the method comprising detecting, in a sample from the patient, the presence or amount of:
a) therapeutic antibody or etanercept;
b) target antigen; and
c) ADA.

US Pat. No. 9,682,938

PYRAZOLONE DERIVATIVES AS NITROXYL DONORS

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals...

1. A compound of formula (Ia)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is (C1-C6)alkyl or unsubstituted phenyl;

R2 is phenyl wherein said phenyl is unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituent(s) independently selected
from halo, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, (C1-C4)perhaloalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C4 )perhaloalkylsulfanyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)haloalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C4)perhaloalkylsulfonyl, —S(O)2—NH2, N—(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, and N,N-di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl; and

R3 is (C1-C6)alkyl or —C(?NOR9)R10 wherein R9 and R10 are independently selected from (C1-C6)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,655,071

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A method of performing an uplink synchronization by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method
comprising:
transmitting configuration information to a user equipment (UE), the configuration information including timing advanced group
(TAG) information indicating serving cells in which a timing advanced value (TAV) is applied;

transmitting random access preamble (RAP) allocation information to the UE, the RAP allocation information including a RAP
index that indicates one preamble sequence selected from at least one dedicated RAP for a non-contention based random access
procedure;

receiving a message including the preamble sequence; and
transmitting a random access response (RAR) to the UE, the RAR including a medium access control (MAC) protocol data unit
(PDU),

wherein the MAC PDU comprises a header and a MAC control element (CE),
wherein the header includes a logical channel identifier (LCID) that indicates whether the MAC CE includes a timing advanced
command (TAC) field, and

wherein the MAC CE includes a TAC field indicating a TAV and a TAG index field identifying a TAG to control uplink timing
adjustment identically with the TAV, the TAC field being a 6-bit value, and the TAG index field being a 2-bit value.

US Pat. No. 9,652,901

HEALTH MANAGEMENT UNIT AND METHOD FOR MONITORING HEALTH INFORMATION AND TRANSMITTING INFORMATION FROM THE AIRCRAFT

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

12. A health management unit for an aircraft having multiple systems for operating the aircraft and multiple radios operating
on different protocols for transmitting a message off the aircraft, the health management unit comprising:
a health management module receiving health-related information from one or more of the multiple systems, and creating a health-related
message from at least some of the health-related information along with a corresponding priority level; and

a communication module controlling assignment and transmission of the health-related message to one of the multiple radios
operating on different protocols based on capabilities of the multiple radios, wherein the capabilities comprises of: operative
or inoperative status, currently transmitting status, and availability during current portion of a flight plan, and priority
of the health-related message.

US Pat. No. 9,684,036

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CHARACTERIZING A MODULE FOR STORING ENERGY VIA A CAPACITIVE EFFECT

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Ergue Ga...

1. A device for characterizing at least one element for storing energy via capacitive effect, said device comprising:
at least one voltage measurement module comprising at least one means of measurement, called voltage sensor, of the voltage
of said element;

at least one current measurement module comprising at least one means of measurement, called current sensor, of the current
of said element, said voltage measurement and current measurement modules being configured to carry out measurements with
response dynamics of the same order of magnitude, i.e. the unit-step responses of said modules are of the same temporal order
of magnitude;

at least one control means of said measurement modules for carrying out, for each storage element, at least one measurement
cycle comprising:

a series of voltage measurements at the terminals of said storage element over a time period, called voltage measurement period;
and

a series of measurements of the current passing through said storage element over a time period, called current measurement
period; and

at least one means of statistical calculation of a variable relating to each storage element from the measurements taken during
at least one measurement cycle by said modules;

in which said at least one control means is moreover configured to control said measurement modules so that, for each storage
element, said voltage measurement period and said current measurement period overlap in time at least over 70%, of a period,
called total period, comprising said measurement periods for said storage element.

US Pat. No. 9,686,842

UNIVERSAL SMART LIGHTING GATEWAY

Gooee Limited, (GB)

1. A method of discovering at least one dimming control protocol installed in a plurality of lighting devices and controlling
dimming levels of the plurality of lighting devices, the method comprising:
assuming a dimming control protocol installed in a plurality of luminaires, wherein the assuming is performed by at least
one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway, and the plurality of luminaires optionally comprise a plurality of
LEDs;

receiving at least one real time sensing measurement from at least one sensor subsystem, the at least one sensor subsystem
being physically connected to the at least one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway, wherein the real time sensing
measurement is received by the at least one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway via at least one sensor interface;

receiving at least one real time power measurement from at least one power meter, the at least one power meter being physically
connected to the at least one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway, wherein the real time power measurement
is received by the at least one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway via at least one power interface;

transmitting at least one dimming control command based on the real time sensing measurement and the at least one real time
power measurement to generate a result, towards the plurality of luminaires, wherein the dimming control command is transmitted
by the at least one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway via at least one dimming control interface during a
protocol discovery process;

measuring at least one generated result via the at least one sensor subsystem and/or the at least one power meter, wherein
the generated result is measured by the at least one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway;

discovering the at least one dimming control protocol installed in the plurality of luminaires, wherein the at least one dimming
control protocol is discovered by the at least one protocol agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway; and

controlling a dimming level of the plurality of luminaires, wherein the dimming level is controlled by the at least one protocol
agnostic Universal Smart Lighting Gateway.

US Pat. No. 9,686,459

METHOD FOR SWITCHING CAMERAS

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A method for switching cameras used in an electronic device, the electronic device including a first camera disposed at
a first surface of the electronic device and a second camera disposed at a second surface of the electronic device different
from the first surface, the method for switching cameras comprising the following steps of:
determining whether the first camera is covered when the first camera captures images, wherein the step of determining whether
the first camera is covered comprises the steps of:

capturing a sensed image via the first camera;
determining whether the sensed image is identical to a predetermined covered image; and
determining that the first camera is covered when the sensed image is identical to the predetermined covered image;
disabling the first camera and enabling the second camera to capture images when the first camera is covered;
processing the sensed image with using an edge detection algorithm; and
not disabling the first camera to capture images when the sensed image has an edge.

US Pat. No. 9,685,248

SNAP-IN INSERT FOR REACTIVITY CONTROL IN SPENT NUCLEAR FUEL POOLS AND CASKS

Holtec International, Inc...

1. A neutron absorbing apparatus for insertion into a fuel cell storage system, the apparatus comprising:
a corner spine;
a first wall and a second wall, each affixed to the corner spine to form a chevron shape, wherein each wall comprises:
an absorption sheet comprising a metal matrix composite having neutron absorbing particulate reinforcement, the absorption
sheet extending along a longitudinal axis from a top edge to a bottom edge and having a first planar surface and a second
planar surface that extend between the top and bottom edges; and

a guide sheet having a first surface and an opposite second surface, the guide sheet affixed to the absorption sheet so that
the first surface of the guide sheet covers a portion of the first planar surface of the absorption sheet, the guide sheet
extending longitudinally beyond the top edge of the absorption sheet, wherein the absorption sheet extends along the corner
spine along a greater length than the guide sheet; and

wherein at least one of the first and second walls comprises a cutout extending through the absorption sheet between the first
and second planar surfaces from the top edge downwardly towards the bottom edge and a locking protuberance having a first
portion coupled to the first surface of the guide sheet and a second portion obliquely angled relative to the first portion
to extend from the first surface of the guide sheet and protrude into the cutout in the absorption sheet.