US Pat. No. 9,661,640

TECHNIQUE FOR PROCESSING SPECTRAL EMISSION INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE RADIO INTERFACES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of processing a spectral emission mask in a mobile communication device including a transmitter, a microprocessor,
a first radio interface, and a second radio interface, the method comprising the following steps performed for the first radio
interface:
the microprocessor performing a transmission via the transmitter of the first radio interface;
the microprocessor receiving, from the second radio interface, a measurement report for the transmission;
the microprocessor adapting an initial spectral emission mask based on the measurement report, wherein the spectral emission
mask is indicative of an emission level associated with the first radio interface and as measurable at the second radio interface;

the microprocessor receiving a signal indicative of an upcoming or on-going reception via the second radio interface;
the microprocessor analyzing an on-going or scheduled transmission via the first radio interface with respect to the spectral
emission mask; and

the microprocessor interrupting or delaying the transmission depending on a result of the analysis,
wherein the transmission is interrupted or delayed in case spectral properties of the transmission as defined by the spectral
emission mask would exceed a tolerance limit associated with the second radio interface.

US Pat. No. 9,661,629

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA FRAME IN WLAN SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a data frame by a station in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:
obtaining, by the station, a transmission opportunity (TXOP) for a bandwidth, the TXOP indicating an interval of time during
which the station has a right to initiate frame exchange sequences onto a wireless medium;

selecting, by the station, a transmit bandwidth parameter of a non-initial data unit of a plurality of data units from available
bandwidth parameters, wherein the available bandwidth parameters include a first available bandwidth parameter which is same
as a transmit bandwidth parameter of a preceding data unit of the plurality of data units and a second available bandwidth
parameter which is narrower than a transmit bandwidth parameter of the preceding data unit; and

transmitting, by the station during the TXOP, the non-initial data unit according to the transmit bandwidth parameter of the
non-initial data unit.

US Pat. No. 9,655,621

SURGICAL INSTRUMENT FOR DISPENSING TACKS AND SOLUTION

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical tack applier, comprising:
a handle assembly including an actuator associated therewith;
an inner tube extending distally from the handle assembly and defining a longitudinal axis, the inner tube defining a proximal
opening, a distal opening, and a lumen therebetween, the inner tube being rotatable about the longitudinal axis;

a plurality of fasteners disposed at least partially within the lumen of the inner tube and being selectively ejectable from
the distal opening of the inner tube;

a coil disposed about the inner tube and in association with the actuator, each fastener of the plurality of fasteners engaged
with the coil; and

a solution disposed within the lumen of the inner tube and being dispensable through the distal opening of the inner tube.

US Pat. No. 9,661,630

RESOURCE ALLOCATION

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A communications node which communicates with a communications device, the communications node comprising:
a memory storing instructions;
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
transmit control information which comprises a resource indication value, wherein the resource indication value is defined
by at least one of expressions:

N(P?1)+O
and
N(N?(P?1))+(N?1?O)

where N is the number of resource blocks in a bandwidth, O is a starting resource block number and P is the length in terms
of number of consecutive resource blocks; and

transmit downlink data using a downlink channel corresponding to the control information.

US Pat. No. 9,661,627

METHOD FOR SETTING SEARCH REGION FOR DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) from a base station by a user equipment (UE)
in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a first EPDCCH for a first carrier by monitoring first EPDCCH candidates for the first carrier in a specific physical
resource block (PRB) pair set; and

receiving a second EPDCCH for a second carrier by monitoring second EPDCCH candidates for the second carrier in the specific
PRB pair set,

wherein an interval between each of the first EPDCCH candidates at a specific aggregation level is determined based on a first
value obtained by dividing a number of Enhanced Control Channel Elements (ECCEs) included in a resource block set of a subframe
by a number of the second EPDCCH candidates at the specific aggregation level, and

wherein a position of the second EPDCCH candidates is determined based on a second value obtained by adding the interval and
an offset.

US Pat. No. 9,661,637

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, HIGH-POWER BASE STATION, LOW-POWER BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio communication system comprising a first base station and a second base station, the first base station being a
base station forming a macro cell, and the second base station being a base station provided in a coverage of the macro cell
and forming a cell smaller than the macro cell,
the first base station comprising a processor coupled to memory and configured to set normal subframes and specific subframes
among a plurality of subframes used for a downlink, wherein a transmission power of a subset of all physical channels forming
the specific subframes is limited to low compared with the normal subframes, and

the processor changes a setting pattern of the normal subframes and the specific subframes among the plurality of subframes
on the basis of information on a load of the second base station, wherein the information on the load of the second base station
is acquired via an X2 interface and indicates a usage rate of resource blocks in the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,661,626

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING STANDARDIZED INTERFACE IN A WIRELESS DEVICE TO DISCOVER AND USE LOCAL AND REMOTE RESOURCES

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A method, implemented by a wireless communication device, comprising:
communicating with a first device by using a standardized language or protocol, said standardized language or protocol specifying
a resource format;

communicating with a second device by using the standardized language or protocol;
configuring an ad hoc network to establish a communication route between the first device and the second device; and
facilitating a performance of an operation using the first device and the second device by sending a control message to the
first device.

US Pat. No. 9,661,624

RESOURCE ALLOCATION SIGNALLING

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method performed by a base station, the method comprising:
generating control information comprising a first element, a second element and a third element for controlling communications
with a mobile telephone in accordance with the generated control information;

transmitting the generated control information to the mobile telephone;
indicating, to the mobile telephone, using the first element of the control information, whether the control information is
a legacy type or a new type;

indicating, to the mobile telephone, using the second element of the control information, a partition of a system bandwidth
that is allocated for communications between the base station and the mobile telephone; and

indicating, to the mobile telephone, using the third element of the control information, at least one resource block within
the indicated partition of the system bandwidth that is allocated for communications between the base station and the mobile
telephone.

US Pat. No. 9,661,633

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:
initiating, by a first mobile terminal, a connection of the first mobile terminal to a server associated with an external
network, via a wireless communication network, to access a resource;

initiating, by the first mobile terminal, an attempt to establish a suitable communication connection between the first mobile
terminal and a second mobile terminal, wherein the suitable communication connection is determined based, at least in part,
on a communication capability of the second mobile terminal;

initiating, by the first mobile terminal, a transfer of resource related information relating to the resource to the second
mobile terminal over the suitable communication connection, wherein the resource related information includes a uniform resource
locator of the resource and excludes the resource; and

initiating, by the second mobile terminal, based on the resource related information, a connection to access the resource
from the second mobile terminal to the server over the external network without passing via the first mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,661,766

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PACKAGE BOX

BOTTHAND ENTERPRISE INC.,...

1. An electronic device package box adapted to be mounted with a plurality of coil components and adapted to be mounted on
a circuit board, said electronic device package box comprising:
a box unit that includes at least one inner surrounding wall, an outer surrounding wall surrounding said inner surrounding
wall, a surrounding base wall connected between said outer surrounding wall and said inner surrounding wall, and a surrounding
space defined by said outer surrounding wall, said inner surrounding wall and said surrounding base wall, and adapted to receive
the coil components therein;

a plurality of outer connecting pins that are mounted to said outer surrounding wall and that are spaced apart from each other,
each of said outer connecting pins being adapted to be electrically connected to a corresponding one of the coil components
and being electrically connected to the circuit board; and

a plurality of inner connecting pins that are mounted to said inner surrounding wall and that are spaced apart from each other,
each of said inner connecting pins being adapted to be electrically connected to a corresponding one of the coil components
and being electrically connected to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,661,628

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING TIMING INFORMATION FROM A CELL OR NETWORK IN A LESS ACTIVE MODE

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a user equipment, timing information associated with a transmission of reference information from a network
node of a first cell when the first cell is in a less active mode, wherein the timing information is received from a network
node of a second cell, and wherein the first cell and the second cell cooperate in carrier aggregation; and

using said timing information to control when transmissions from said first cell are monitored for said reference information.

US Pat. No. 9,661,631

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLEXING AND TRANSMITTING A VARIABLE-LENGTH FRAME

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a Space Division multiplexing unit configured to assign wireless resources on a space axis to a plurality of users for spatially
multiplexing, and to transmit spatially multiplexed frames through a plurality of adaptive array antennas;

a frequency bandwidth setting unit configured to set a frequency bandwidth for the plurality of adaptive array antennas;
a modulation and demodulation unit configured to modulate and demodulate the spatially multiplexed frames; and
a data processing unit configured to process frames for each of the plurality of users and determine both a modulation scheme
applied in the modulation and demodulation unit and the frequency bandwidth set in the frequency bandwidth setting unit,

wherein the frequency bandwidth setting unit sets a minimum frequency bandwidth at a plurality of positions over whole usable
frequency bands and sets a frequency band obtained by setting two or more minimum frequency bands,

wherein when the frequency bandwidth is configured to include two or more minimum frequency bandwidths, a transmission requested
(RTS) frame is transmitted from each of the minimum frequency bandwidths, and a checking notification (CTS) frame is configured
to be received in at least one channel of the two or more minimum frequency bandwidths even when other minimum frequency bandwidths
cannot be used, and if all the minimum frequency bandwidths can be used, the CTS frame is received from each of the two or
more minimum frequency bandwidths,

wherein CTS frames are received, from other communication devices of the plurality of users that have received the transmitted
RTS frame, for each of the minimum frequency bandwidths in which the RTS frame is transmitted that can be used by each respective
one of the other communication devices,

wherein the data processing unit is further configured to adaptively determine the modulation scheme for the at least one
channel based on a communication quality of the at least one channel,

wherein a frame length for transmission of spatially multiplexed frames on the at least one channel is controlled according
to the determined modulation scheme of the at least one channel, and

wherein the Space Division multiplexing unit, the frequency bandwidth setting unit, the modulation and demodulation unit,
and the data processing unit are each implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 9,656,704

ROBOTIC VEHICLE

IROBOT DEFENSE HOLDINGS, ...

1. A robotic vehicle comprising:
a chassis having front and rear ends and supported on right and left driven tracks, each track trained about a corresponding
front wheel rotatable about a front wheel axis;

right and left elongated flippers disposed on corresponding sides of the chassis and operable to pivot about the front wheel
axis of the chassis, each flipper having a driven track about its perimeter and a flipper end distal from the front wheel
axis of the chassis;

a payload deck assembly configured to support a removable payload; and
a linkage connecting the payload deck to the chassis, the linkage having a first end rotatably connected to the chassis at
a first pivot, and a second end rotatably connected to the deck at a second pivot,

wherein the robotic vehicle is configured to pivot the flippers so that, in a first position, the flippers and the chassis
are aligned and, in a second position, the flipper ends are rearward of the front end of the chassis so that the flippers
and the chassis define an acute angle between a plane extending from the front end of the chassis to the rear end of the chassis
and the flippers.

US Pat. No. 9,661,625

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSRECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNAL BY CONSIDERING ANTENNA PORT RELATIONSHIP IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for receiving a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication
system supporting a coordinated multi-point (CoMP) operation, the method comprising:
determining a start symbol index of the PDSCH in a downlink subframe; and
receiving the PDSCH signal based on the start symbol index,
wherein the PDSCH is scheduled by downlink control information (DCI), and
wherein if the DCI is configured according to DCI format 1A, and the downlink subframe is a Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency
Network (MBSFN) subframe, then the start symbol index is determined according to a PDSCH start symbol value contained in a
lowest indexed PDSCH resource element mapping and Quasi co-location Indicator (PQI) parameter set configured by a higher layer.

US Pat. No. 9,661,760

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOARDTEK ELECTRONICS CORP...

1. A manufacturing method of a printed circuit board, comprising:
providing a board, wherein the board includes a first PCB substrate and a copper clad circuit layer, the first PCB substrate
has a first board surface and an opposite second board surface, the copper clad circuit layer is disposed on the first board
surface, and a thickness of the copper clad circuit layer is smaller than a distance between the first and second board surfaces;

non-chemically etching the second board surface of the first PCB substrate to form an elongated circuit trench until part
of the copper clad circuit layer is exposed from the second board surface via the circuit trench, wherein a length of the
circuit trench is larger than a depth of the circuit trench and is perpendicular to the distance between the first and second
board surfaces;

forming a copper circuit in the circuit trench by a plating manner, a thickness of the copper circuit being greater than or
identical to the distance between the first and second board surfaces; and

etching the copper clad circuit layer to form two separated first circuits, wherein the copper circuit and one of the first
circuits are in an integral connection and are defined as a thick circuit, and another one of the first circuits is defined
as a thin circuit, wherein the length of the circuit trench is at least 10% of a length of the thick circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,661,623

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING EPDCCH RESOURCE ELEMENT MAPPING IN COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A method, in a base station of a communication network, of performing resource element mapping of an ePDCCH for respective
user equipments served by the base station, wherein the method comprises:
determining resource element mapping patterns for the respective user equipments, and performing the resource element mapping
based upon the determined resource element mapping patterns, wherein the resource element mapping patterns comprise performing
the resource element mapping for the ePDCCH by excluding resource elements corresponding to a legacy signal; and

sending information about the resource element mapping patterns determined for the respective user equipments and a downlink
control signaling to the respective user equipments.

US Pat. No. 9,658,888

THRESHOLDING TASK CONTROL BLOCKS FOR STAGING AND DESTAGING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for thresholding task control blocks (TCBs) for staging and destaging by a processor device in a computing environment,
the method comprising:
using a first tier of TCBs for reserving a guaranteed minimum number of TCBs for storage ranks;
apportioning an additional number of the TCBs from a second tier of TCBs that are requested to one of the storage ranks based
on a scaling factor that is calculated at predefined time intervals;

computing the scaling factor by using a plurality of requests from each of the storage ranks and a total number of TCBs in
the second tier of TCBs; and

multiplying the scaling factor by a total number of the plurality of requests from each of the storage ranks for the TCBs
from the second tier of TCBs for determining a maximum number of the TCBs to be allocated to each of the storage ranks.

US Pat. No. 9,661,621

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for obtaining control information of a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a parameter for determining a type-1 enhanced physical downlink control channel (E-PDCCH) region and resource block
(RB) allocation information of a type-2 E-PDCCH region, the type-1 E-PDCCH region and the type-2 E-PDCCH region including
E-PDCCH candidates;

determining the type-1 E-PDCCH region using the parameter and the type-2 E-PDCCH region using the RB allocation information;
and

performing blind decoding in the type-1 E-PDCCH region and the type-2 E-PDCCH region to receive a type-1 E-PDCCH and a type-2
E-PDCCH,

wherein the type-1 E-PDCCH region includes a plurality of RB aggregations which are not contiguous to each other on a subframe,
composed of one or more contiguous RBs, and the type-2 E-PDCCH region includes one or more RB aggregations on the subframe,

wherein the parameter includes only one of a number of contiguous RBs contained in each of the RB aggregations of type-1 E-PDCCH
regions (M) or a number of RBs contained in each of interleaving areas between two RB aggregations of a type-1 E-PDCCH (K),
and

wherein if the parameter includes M, K is differently determined according to whether (N?4*M) is divided by 3 without a remainder
or not,

where N is a number of RBs contained in a downlink bandwidth, and * is a multiplication operator.

US Pat. No. 9,693,354

METHOD FOR TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE POWER CONTROL IN MESH SYSTEMS

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method for controlling transmit power in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:
transmitting capability information from a station that indicates a maximum transmission power for at least one of a plurality
of operational bandwidths that the station supports; and

receiving a signal, in one of the plurality of operational bandwidths that the station supports, having a transmission power
based on the at least one of the plurality of operational bandwidths of the transmitted capability information.

US Pat. No. 9,661,332

INTRA PREDICTION IN IMAGE PROCESSING

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A decoding method using intra prediction, the method comprising:
deriving an intra prediction mode as a prediction mode of a current block, wherein the intra prediction mode is one of 33
directional prediction modes; and

generating a predicted sample of the current block on the basis of a first reference sample located in a prediction direction
of the intra prediction mode with regard to a location of the predicted sample,

wherein the first reference sample is filtered by using reference samples adjacent to the first reference sample.

US Pat. No. 9,661,400

METHOD FOR RECEIVING A BROADCAST SIGNAL AND BROADCAST RECEIVER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a non-real time (NRT) service, the method comprising:
generating signaling data including first signaling data and second signaling data,
wherein the first signaling data includes a service identifier for identifying a NRT service within a broadcast stream,
wherein the second signaling data includes the service identifier for identifying the NRT service,
wherein the second signaling data includes access information for a transport channel for the NRT service,
wherein the access information includes a source IP address for the transport channel, a destination IP address for the transport
channel and a destination port a for the transport channel,

wherein the NRT service includes one or more content items,
wherein the content items are encapsulated based on a Layered Coding Transport (LCT) protocol,
wherein the second signaling data further includes a transmission session identifier (TSI), a start time, an end time, and
bandwidth information for the transmission session;

generating a broadcast signal including the signaling data and the content items; and
transmitting the broadcast signal,
wherein the signaling data includes category information indicating that a service is the NRT service.

US Pat. No. 9,661,565

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING FLOW MOBILITY IN RADIO ACCESS SYSTEM SUPPORTING MULTI-RAT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

7. A terminal for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system, the terminal comprising:
a radio communication unit configured to transmit and receive radio signals to and from an outside; and
a control unit connected to the radio communication unit, and configured to:
transmit and receive data, corresponding to a service flow, to and from the first base station,
wherein the terminal is a multi-radio access technology (Multi-RAT) terminal capable of performing a communication with two
heterogeneous networks at same time, and

wherein the first base station included within one of the two heterogeneous networks supports a long term evolution-advanced
(LTE-A) scheme;

add a new service flow through a dynamic service process with the first base station;
transmit and receive data, corresponding to the service flow and the new service flow, to and from the first base station,
wherein the data corresponding to the service flow and the data corresponding to the added new service flow are simultaneously
transmitted and received until the terminal receives a first secondary system command message from the first base station;

receive the first secondary system command message, instructing an association with the second base station for the new service
flow, from the first base station,

wherein the second base station is a selected access point (AP) among a plurality of access points (APs),
wherein the second base station included within another one of the two heterogeneous networks supports an IEEE 802.16m scheme,
wherein the first secondary system command message includes disconnection time information indicating a disconnection time
from the first base station for the new service flow,

wherein the first secondary system command message further includes a management command indicating an activation time of
an association for the new service flow, and

wherein the disconnection time and the activation time indicates a same point of time;
perform an association procedure with the selected AP among the plurality of APs according to the management command included
in the first secondary system command message;

transmit a first secondary system indication message, indicating a success of the association of the new service flow with
the selected AP among the plurality of APs, to the first base station;

transmit and receive the data, corresponding to the service flow, to and from the first base station; and
when the disconnection time and the activation time included in the first secondary system command message reach the same
point of time,

release the association with the first base station for the new service flow based on the first disconnection time information,
and

immediately transmit and receive the data corresponding to the new service flow to and from the second base station based
on the management command.

US Pat. No. 9,661,639

ADAPTIVE FILTER USED FOR RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT

Optis Circuit Technology,...

1. An apparatus for use in a telecommunications system, said apparatus comprising:
a controller configured
to receive a first radio frequency signal from a first cell of the telecommunications system,
to measure the received radio frequency signal,
to adapt a first filter function according to a number of cells in an active set for the apparatus;
to adapt a second filter function for a second measured cell that a second radio frequency signal is received from;
to generate a filtered signal by applying said adapted first filter function to the received radio frequency signal; and
to provide said filtered signal for radio resource management.

US Pat. No. 9,659,568

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING AN AUDIO SIGNAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of decoding an audio signal, the method comprising:
extracting spectral data and loss signal compensation information from an audio signal bitstream,
wherein the loss signal compensation information indicates whether a current frame performs loss signal compensation using
a loss signal compensation parameter, and

wherein the loss signal compensation information is extracted from a frequency domain;
when the loss signal compensation information indicates that the current frame performs the loss signal compensation, extracting
the loss signal compensation parameter from the audio signal bitstream,

wherein the loss signal compensation parameter includes a scale factor reference value and loss signal level information;
determining whether a current band included in the current frame is a band quantized to zero by detecting a loss signal based
on the spectral data;

generating a compensation level information using the loss signal level information,
wherein the compensation level information indicates an absolute value for replacing the current band when the current band
is determined to be the band quantized to zero;

when the current band is determined to be the band quantized to zero, generating first compensation data corresponding to
the current band using a random signal and the compensation level information, and generating a modified scale factor corresponding
to the current band by adding a scale factor to the scale factor reference value,

wherein the scale factor is information to scale the first compensation data, and
wherein the scale factor reference value is information for modifying the scale factor for the current frame;
generating second compensation data by applying the modified scale factor to the first compensation data;
generating a loss reconstruction signal using the second compensation data;
determining whether the loss reconstruction signal is an audio characteristic or a speech characteristic based on whether
the loss reconstruction signal is a harmonic signal having high redundancy on a time axis;

when the loss reconstruction signal is the audio characteristic, decoding the loss reconstruction signal based on an audio
coding scheme; and

when the loss reconstruction signal is the speech characteristic, decoding the loss reconstruction signal based on a speech
coding scheme,

wherein the current band is a scale factor band.
US Pat. No. 9,657,089

DIAGNOSTIC ANTIBODY ASSAY

1. A method of treatment, alleviating the effects, or delay of a neurodegenerative disease in a subject comprising:
(A) administering of a pharmaceutically effective dose of an isolated monoclonal antibody to a subject in need thereof; or
(B) administering of a pharmaceutically effective dose of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an isolated monoclonal antibody
in combination with at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient to a subject in need thereof;

wherein
the neurodegenerative disease is selected from the group consisting of mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, a Familial
Alzheimer's dementia, and neurodegeneration in Down Syndrome;

the monoclonal antibody binds to A? peptides between amino acid position 11 and an N-terminal pyroglutamate, A?pGlu(11), or
variants thereof;

the monoclonal antibody has a dissociation constant (KD) value of 10?7 or less, and

the variable part of the light chain of the antibody has the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO: 51 or the amino acid sequence
of SEQ ID NO: 52.

US Pat. No. 9,660,764

BROADCAST TRANSMITTER AND METHOD OF PROCESSING BROADCAST SERVICE DATA FOR TRANSMISSION

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of processing broadcast data in a broadcast transmitter, the method comprising:
randomizing broadcast service data;
first encoding the randomized broadcast service data to add parity data to the randomized broadcast service data;
second encoding the first-encoded broadcast service data at a code rate of D/E, wherein D equal to or greater than 1, respectively;

first interleaving the second-encoded broadcast service data;
second interleaving the first-interleaved broadcast service data;
encoding signaling data for signaling the broadcast service data;
third interleaving the encoded signaling data;
fourth interleaving the third-interleaved signaling data; and
transmitting a frame,
wherein the frame is divided into a data region including the second-interleaved broadcast service data and a first signaling
region including the fourth-interleaved signaling data,

wherein the frame includes known data,
wherein the encoded signaling data includes information for identifying the code rate,
wherein the frame is further divided into a second signaling region that is located at a beginning of the frame, and
wherein the second signaling region includes at least one symbol that is used for synchronization and channel estimation.

US Pat. No. 9,661,685

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE THEREFOR

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A wireless communication system for performing a wireless communication between two wireless communication devices based
on a time division method, the system comprising:
one of the wireless communication devices configured to transmit a plurality of packets according to an order of sequence
numbers tagged to the packets; and

the other wireless communication device including a scheduled packet sequence number setting unit for providing a scheduled
packet sequence number of an expected packet and updating the scheduled packet sequence number according to packets that have
been correctly received, a resend control unit that, at prescribed periodic timings, determines an update condition of the
scheduled packet sequence number and transmits, to the one wireless communication device, a negative response signal for requesting
a resending of a packet depending on the determined update condition, and a storage unit for temporarily storing at least
the packet that is received in an incorrect order, and releasing the stored packet in a correct order in relation with the
remaining packets that are received from the one wireless communication device;

the resend control unit comparing the scheduled packet sequence number at each prescribed period timing with the scheduled
packet sequence number at a previous prescribed periodic timing, and transmitting the negative response signal when the scheduled
packet sequence number at each prescribed period timing has failed to be updated from the scheduled packet sequence number
at the previous prescribed periodic timing and at least one packet is stored in the storage unit at each prescribed periodic
timing.

US Pat. No. 9,660,440

DEVICE OF PROTECTION AGAINST TRANSIENT ELECTRICAL OVERVOLTAGES

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. A device of protection against transient electrical overvoltages, comprising:
two voltage-limiting passive components,
disconnectors sensitive to a state of the components and adapted to individually disconnect each end of life component therefrom,
wherein the components are joined in parallel between a first and a second terminal of the device,
wherein a reference voltage of the first component is inferior to a reference voltage of the second component, and
wherein a ratio of the reference voltages is inferior to 2
and wherein, for a voltage applied between the first terminal and the second terminal exceeding the reference voltage of the
first component, the current flowing through the first component is greater than the current flowing through the second component
and the difference between the current flowing through the first component and the current flowing through the second component
is increasing when the voltage applied between the first terminal and the second terminal is increasing.

US Pat. No. 9,657,934

LIGHTING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting device comprising:
at least one light source;
a driver assembly, said driver assembly comprising driver electronics; and
a heat sink component having a bottom and a sidewall extending from the bottom;
wherein during operation of the light source, a distance between an optical axis of the lighting device and a heat flow of
the lighting device is less than a distance between the optical axis and a component of the driver electronics having the
highest temperature sensitivity; and

wherein the sidewall comprises a patch corresponding to a mounting position of the driver assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,660,857

DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION STACK

Roche Diabetes Care, Inc....

1. A method of facilitating communication between a resource and a computer running a software program comprising the steps
of:
establishing a link between the resource and the computer;
ascertaining with a detection algorithm stored on the computer a type of the resource linked with the computer;
wherein the computer dynamically creates a communication protocol stack by:
executing a plurality of machine-executable instructions of configuration information corresponding to the type of the resource;
assembling the communication protocol stack by executing the plurality of machine-executable instructions to incorporate a
plurality of communication layers into the communication protocol stack;

transferring data from the resource to the computer based upon the dynamically created communication protocol stack; and
removing the communication protocol stack entirely from the computer; and
wherein the resource is one of a blood glucose meter, an insulin pump, and an information management device.

US Pat. No. 9,655,527

QUANTIFICATION OF OPTICAL ABSORPTION COEFFICIENTS USING ACOUSTIC SPECTRA IN PHOTOACOUSTIC TOMOGRAPHY

Washington University, S...

1. A method of quantifying an optical absorption coefficient of an object, said method comprising:
directing a first light pulse emitted by a light source into a volume of the object, wherein the first light pulse has a first
wavelength;

receiving at an acoustic transducer a first acoustic wave emitted by the object in response to receiving the first light pulse;
performing on a controller a Fourier transformation on the received first acoustic wave to generate a first acoustic spectrum;
directing a second light pulse emitted by the light source into the volume of the object, wherein the second light pulse has
a second wavelength;

receiving at the acoustic transducer a second acoustic wave emitted by the object in response to receiving the second light
pulse;

performing on the controller a Fourier transformation on the received second acoustic wave to generate a second acoustic spectrum;
and

quantifying the absorption coefficient of the volume of the object, wherein the absorption coefficient is a function of the
first acoustic spectrum and the second acoustic spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,687,352

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WRIST ARTHROPLASTY

FIBIOSEQ MEDICAL LTD., R...

1. A radiocarpal joint replacement apparatus for implantation in a wrist of a subject, the apparatus comprising:
a radial member configured to be affixed to a portion of an end of the radial bone proximal to the wrist, the radial member
including a fixture to be affixed to a cortex of the radial bone over a longitudinal aspect of the radial bone and a radial
resurfacing plate having a substantially concave surface configured to be located at the end of the radial bone;

a carpal capitate bone insert comprising flexible petals and configured to be inserted and affixed only to the carpal capitate
bone; and

a bulbous component comprising a first convex head and a second convex head, substantially opposite each other and connected
by a neck between the first convex head and the second convex head,

wherein the carpal capitate bone insert is configured to be flexibly coupled to the first convex head of the bulbous component
by snapping the flexible petals into the neck of the bulbous component, and wherein the radial resurfacing plate of the radial
member with the concave surface is configured to be operably coupled to the second convex head of the bulbous component so
as to allow radial freedom of motion of the carpal capitate member with respect to the radial resurfacing plate after the
implantation.

US Pat. No. 9,660,346

ANTENNA STRUCTURE

Getac Technology Corporat...

1. An antenna structure for receiving and sending a radio frequency signal, comprising:
a connecting portion having a feeding point and a connecting point at opposite ends thereof;
a grounding portion extending from the connecting point and having a grounding point at an end opposite to the connecting
point;

a first extending portion extending continuously from the connecting point to a first open terminal at an end opposite to
the connecting point; and

a second extending portion extending continuously from the connecting point to a second open terminal at an end opposite to
the connecting point;

wherein a first vector goes from the connecting point to the first open terminal, and a second vector goes from the connecting
point to the second open terminal, such that an included angle larger than zero is formed between the first vector and the
second vector;

wherein a difference between a length of a first path defined between the feeding point and the first open terminal of the
first extending portion and a length of a second path defined between the feeding point and the second open terminal of the
second extending portion equals one-fourth or a positive integer multiple of a wavelength of the radio frequency signal such
that electric currents respectively following the first and second paths have a phase difference of 90°, so as for the antenna
structure to receive and send a circularly polarized radio frequency signal; and

wherein the connecting portion, the grounding portion, the first extending portion, and the second extending portion are joined
at the connecting point and extend in four different directions therefrom.

US Pat. No. 9,661,622

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR E-PDCCH TRANSMISSION AND BLIND DETECTION

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for Enhanced-Physical Downlink Control Channel, E-PDCCH, transmission, comprising:
determining time-frequency resources occupied for E-PDCCH transmission respectively in each sub-frame according to configuration
information at a network side; and

transmitting E-PDCCHs to a terminal side over the corresponding time-frequency resources respectively in each sub-frame according
to a result of the determination;

wherein determining the time-frequency resources occupied for E-PDCCH transmission respectively in each sub-frame according
to the configuration information at the network side comprises at least one of:

determining the number of Enhanced-Resource Element Groups, E-REGs, included in a resource granularity at a single aggregation
level respectively in each sub-frame under a preset rule according to the configuration information preset at the network
side; and

determining a set of aggregation levels and a lowest aggregation level corresponding to each sub-frame respectively under
a preset rule according to the configuration information preset at the network side.

US Pat. No. 9,657,173

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION AND CURED PRODUCT THEREOF

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A curable resin composition comprising:
at least a cyanate ester compound (A) represented by the following formula (I):

a metal complex catalyst (B); and
an additive (C),
wherein the additive (C) a compound represented by the following general formula (III):

wherein R6 to R10 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon
atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 15 carbon atoms, or a hydroxy group; and

an amount of the cyanate ester compound (A) is 60 to 100 weight % based on total amount of cyanate ester compounds.
US Pat. No. 9,655,917

IMMOBILIZATION OF AN ACTIVE AGENT ON A SUBSTRATE USING COMPOUNDS INCLUDING TRIHYDROXYPHENYL GROUPS

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A method of immobilizing an active agent on a substrate, comprising the steps of:
providing a substrate with a surface, the substrate surface comprising a surface of a medical device or medical device component;
contacting the substrate with a solution of a compound including a trihydroxyphenyl group thereby coupling the trihydroxyphenyl
group to the substrate surface to provide a trihydroxyphenyl-treated substrate; and

contacting the trihydroxyphenyl-treated substrate with an active agent, thereby coupling the active agent to the compound
including a trihydroxyphenyl group and immobilizing the active agent on the substrate, and the compound including a trihydroxyphenyl
group is selected from the group consisting of gallic acid, phloroglucinol carboxylic acid, gallamide, benzenetriol, 5-methyl-benzene-1,2,3-triol,
3,4,5-trihydroxybenzaldehyde, 2,3,4-trihydroxybenzaldehyde, gallacetophenone, 3,4,5-trihydroxybenzamide, 2,3,4-trihydroxybenzoic
acid, 5-hydroxydopamine hydrochloride, methyl gallate, pyrogallol, derivatives thereof, salts of the foregoing, and combinations
thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,661,782

DATA CENTER COOLING ARRANGEMENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A rack system for mounting at least one data processing unit, the rack system comprising:
a shelf movable from a position internally of the rack system to a position externally of the rack system, the shelf comprising
a hardware management console including a keyboard and a flat screen display, the flat screen display pivotable between a
flat non-operational position when the shelf is positioned internally of the rack system and a raised operational position
when the shelf is positioned externally of the rack system; and

the shelf comprises at least one aperture extending completely through the shelf, wherein each aperture is located between
the flat screen display and the rack system when the shelf is positioned externally of the rack system, and a fluid mover
for moving fluid from a sub-floor plenum below each aperture through each aperture in the shelf perpendicular to the shelf
when the shelf is located in the external position and into a front of the rack system such that the fluid moves over a set
of servers mounted within the rack system above the shelf,

wherein the fluid mover is configured to move the fluid perpendicular to the shelf through each aperture in the shelf only
when the shelf is positioned externally of the rack system.

US Pat. No. 9,661,516

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing radio link monitoring by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving predetermined power ratio information of a neighbor cell from a serving cell, wherein the predetermined power ratio
information includes a ratio of a transmission power of a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the neighbor cell to
a transmission power of a cell-specific reference signal (CRS) of the neighbor cell;

measuring a CRS of the serving cell;
performing cancellation of the CRS of the neighbor cell from the CRS of the serving cell;
calculating a signal-to-interference plus noise ratio (SINR) of the serving cell using the predetermined power ratio information
and the CRS of the serving cell; and

determining whether to declare a radio link failure (RLF) for the serving cell based on the SINR of the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 9,657,688

ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A HEAT ENGINE AND AN ELECTRIC COMPRESSOR

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. An assembly comprising:
an intake circuit extending between an air inlet and an outlet connected to the inlet of a heat engine, wherein the intake
circuit comprises a mechanical compressor;

an exhaust circuit extending between an inlet connected to the outlet of the heat engine and an exhaust gas outlet, wherein
the exhaust circuit comprises a turbine;

said heat engine;
a return loop allowing all or some of the exhaust gases in the exhaust circuit to be reinjected upstream of the heat engine,
and

an electric compressor, the electric compressor being located in the assembly so as to be able to receive gases recirculating
through the return loop, the electric compressor being located in the intake circuit,

the return loop having:
a first outlet opening into the intake circuit upstream of the electric compressor,
a second outlet opening into the intake circuit downstream of the electric compressor and upstream of the manifold admitting
gases into the combustion chamber of the heat engine, and

an inlet downstream of the turbine and corresponding outlets upstream of the mechanical compressor.

US Pat. No. 9,659,722

SWITCHING DEVICE AND RELATED SWITCHGEAR

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A switching device for connecting and disconnecting a power line to and from, respectively, at least an associated electrical
load, comprising:
at least one phase of the switching device having a housing that includes a movable contact configured to be coupled to and
separated from a corresponding fixed contact, wherein the at least one phase of the switching device comprises:

an electrically semiconducting assembly having an insulating support operatively associated with a plurality of semiconductor
devices, wherein said plurality of semiconductor devices are connected in series and are electrically connected to said fixed
contact and to said movable contact during a portion of the movement of said movable contact, and wherein said semiconducting
assembly is configured to be installed into said housing such that said plurality of said semiconductor devices completely
surround all sides of at least a portion of at least one of said fixed contact and said movable contact when coupled to the
fixed contact.

US Pat. No. 9,659,415

APPARATUS FOR WARNING OF OCCURRENCE OF ERROR OF DEVICE

VOLVO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPM...

1. A warning system comprising:
a warning device comprising at least one of a warning sound generator, a warning light generator, and a vibrator;
a display device configured to notify a user of information regarding operating conditions and an error message;
an instrument cluster central processing unit configured to control operations of the display device and the warning device;
a master electronic control unit configured to be connected to the instrument cluster central processing unit through a communication
channel and connected to at least one of the warning light generator, the warning sound generator, and the vibration through
a hardware channel, the master electronic control unit controlling the operation of the warning device using the instrument
cluster central processing unit,

wherein the master electronic control unit comprises:
an abnormality detection module periodically monitoring validity of data through the communication channel and responses of
the warning device and the instrument cluster central processing unit and

an on/off module operating the warning device, and
wherein, when the abnormality detection module detects an abnormality in the validity of data through the communication channel
or in the response of the warning device or the instrument cluster central processing unit, the master electronic control
unit controls the on/off module to directly operate the warning device through the hardware channel.

US Pat. No. 9,661,780

HEAT-RECEIVER, COOLING UNIT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A heat-receiver, comprising:
a first plate portion that receives heat at a first face from a heat generating body;
a second plate portion facing a second face of the first plate portion, and having a greater plate thickness than a plate
thickness of the first plate portion;

at least one first coupling portion that couples together the first plate portion and the second plate portion;
a second coupling portion that thermally couples together the first plate portion and the second plate portion,
wherein said second coupling portion is positioned to correspond to a central portion of the heat generating body, with the
first plate portion being between the second coupling portion and the heat generating body; and

a gap between the second coupling portion and the at least one first coupling portion through which a coolant passes in a
direction,

wherein the second coupling portion has a width along the second face of the first plate portion that is greater than a width
of each of the at least one first coupling portions, as viewed along the coolant passing direction, and

wherein a thermal capacity of the second coupling portion is greater than a thermal capacity of each of the at least one first
coupling portions.

US Pat. No. 9,661,642

METHOD AND APPRATUS FOR AVOIDING INTEFERENCE IN TERMINAL WITH PLURAL HETEROGENEOUS COMMUNICATION MODULES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling interference by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
identifying an in-device coexistence (IDC) interference between a first transceiver and a second transceiver;
generating first control information including a frequency band suffering from the IDC interference;
transmitting, to a base station, the first control information to report the IDC interference; and
transmitting, to the base station, second control information indicating a termination of the IDC interference if the termination
of the IDC interference is identified,

wherein the frequency band includes at least one carrier related to the first transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,661,173

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

KONICA MINOLTA BUSINESS T...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a receiver which receives a facsimile data file or a print data file written in a page description language, from an information
processing apparatus; a spooler which stores the facsimile data file or the print data file received by the receiver, on the
spooler itself;

a converter which converts the facsimile data file or the print data file stored on the spooler, from a page description language
to an image data format;

a job generator which generates a job based on the image data file obtained by the converter;
a facsimile transmitter which performs facsimile transmission; a printer which performs printing; and
a job controller which instructs the facsimile transmitter or the printer to perform facsimile transmission or printing according
to the job generated by the job generator, respectively,

wherein when there is both facsimile and print data stored on the spooler, the converter selects the facsimile data file or
the print data file from the spooler, based on a combination of the state of the printer and the state of the facsimile transmitter,
before conversion of the selected data file to an image data format, such that when the printer or the facsimile transmitter
is presently inactive, then the inactive printer or the inactive facsimile transmitter will be activated after the conversion
of the selected data file to perform a job based on the converted data file.

US Pat. No. 9,661,786

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a bottom case comprising a bottom board and a plurality of side walls connected to and surrounding the bottom board;
an accommodation unit disposed on the bottom case;
an electromagnetic induction module, wherein at least one portion of the electromagnetic induction module is disposed in the
accommodation unit;

a heat-dissipating component which is disposed on the bottom case and separated from the accommodation unit, and the heat-dissipating
component facing an inner surface of one of the side walls;

an elastic clip comprising a main body; a fixing portion disposed on the main body and mounted on the heat-dissipating component;
and a pressing portion disposed on the main body;

a printed wiring board having a first surface and a second surface, wherein the first surface faces the accommodation unit;
and

an electronic component comprising a main body and a plurality of pin feet, wherein the pin feet are electrically connected
to the printed wiring board, and the main body of the electronic component is clamped between the heat-dissipating component
and the pressing portion of the elastic clip, wherein a first minimum straight distance between the bottom board and a top
surface of the one of the side walls located away from the bottom board is smaller than a second minimum straight distance
between the bottom board and the fixing portion, and a third minimum straight distance between the elastic clip and the one
of the side walls facing the heat-dissipating component is smaller than a fourth minimum straight distance between the heat-dissipating
component and the one of the side walls facing the heat-dissipating component.

US Pat. No. 9,661,143

MULTI-TENANT SERVICE

Shoretel, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing machine readable instructions comprising:
a multi-tenant management service configured to:
receive a plurality of requests for a multi-tenant service from a plurality of tenants, wherein a given and another of the
plurality of tenants each have a resource object (RO) both with the same dialable number (DN) assigned thereto;

generate a federated dial plan for each of the plurality of tenants, wherein each federated dial plan includes a system identifier
and a corresponding DN for each RO associated with a respective tenant, the federated dial plan to enable unique addressing
of each RO and the multi-tenant service that are served by the multi-tenant management service, including where one or more
of the same DNs are employed at multiple tenants; and

provide a federated DN corresponding to the multi-tenant service to each of the plurality of tenants to enable access to the
multi-tenant service by at least one RO of more than one of the plurality of tenants.

US Pat. No. 9,660,534

CONTROL CIRCUIT FOR MULTIPHASE SWITCHING CONVERTER TO REDUCE OVERSHOOT AND ASSOCIATED CONTROL METHOD

Chengdu Monolithic Power ...

1. A control circuit for a multiphase switching converter, the multiphase switching converter having a plurality of switching
circuits and an output terminal configured to provide an output voltage, the control circuit comprising:
a first comparison circuit configured to provide a comparison signal based on a reference signal and the output voltage;
an overshoot control circuit configured to provide an overshoot control signal based on the output voltage and an overshoot
threshold, wherein the overshoot threshold is larger than the reference signal; and

a switching control circuit configured to provide a plurality of switching control signals to control the plurality of switching
circuits based on the comparison signal and the overshoot control signal, wherein the switching control circuit is configured
to turn ON the plurality of switching circuits successively based on the comparison signal; wherein

when the overshoot control signal indicates that the output voltage is overshooting, the switching control circuit is configured
to turn OFF a current switching circuit; and wherein

when the overshoot control signal indicates that the output voltage recovers from overshooting, the switching control circuit
is configured to turn ON the current switching circuit again for a first time period, wherein a sum of the first time period
and a second time period equals a predetermined value, and wherein the second time period is a time period that the current
switching circuit maintains ON uninterruptedly before the output voltage is detected overshooting.

US Pat. No. 9,658,365

OPTICAL MATERIAL COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A composition for optical materials, which comprises a compound (a) below, a compound (b) below, a polythiol (c) and sulfur
(d):
the compound (a): a compound having the structure represented by the following formula (1):
wherein m represents an integer from 0 to 4, and n represents an integer from 0 to 2; and
the compound (b): a compound having the structure represented by the following formula (2):
wherein m represents an integer from 0 to 4, and n represents an integer from 0 to 2.

US Pat. No. 9,661,724

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, METHOD OF CONTROLLING LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE, AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:
a wireless communication unit that performs wireless communication with another device;
a light-emitting unit that emits light; and
a control unit configured to perform control by switching between a mode in which light emission of the light-emitting unit
is a broadcast mode and a mode in which the light emission of the light-emitting unit is an ID separation mode.

US Pat. No. 9,659,181

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LICENSE KEY PERMUTATION

III Holdings 12, LLC, Wi...

1. A method for utilizing a mangled installation key for invalidating an illegally produced key in a computer license validation
system having an encoder and decoder, the method comprising the steps of:
storing a master set comprising a plurality of predetermined key obfuscation algorithms on a non-transitory computer-readable
medium in the computer license validation system;

designating a combination code that specifies selected ones of the predetermined key obfuscation algorithms stored in the
master set to be included in a subset and providing the combination code to the encoder and the decoder before any installation
key is obtained, the key obfuscation algorithms in the subset being selected from among the predetermined key obfuscation
algorithms in the stored master set and not including all of the predetermined key obfuscation algorithms of the master set;

obtaining an installation key;
generating, by a microprocessor functionally executing the encoder, a combination key by processing seed data with the subset
of key obfuscation algorithms specified by the combination code;

generating the mangled installation key by processing the installation key with the combination key; and
decoding, by a second microprocessor functionally executing the decoder, the mangled installation key by processing the mangled
installation key with the algorithms specified by the combination code.

US Pat. No. 9,661,785

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:
a power conversion circuit including a heat source;
a heat pipe cooler in which a refrigerant is enclosed, the heat pipe cooler being provided within the power conversion apparatus
and configured to cool the heat source;

a freeze determiner configured to determine whether the refrigerant is frozen; and
an output limiter configured to limit output of the power conversion circuit when the freeze determiner determines that the
refrigerant is frozen.

US Pat. No. 9,659,755

PLASMA GENERATOR AND THERMAL ELECTRON EMITTER

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. A plasma generator, comprising:
an arc chamber having a plasma generation region in which plasma is generated in the inside thereof;
a magnetic field generator that applies a magnetic field to the plasma generation region; and
a cathode extending in an axial direction along an applying direction of the magnetic field applied to the plasma generation
region and provided with a cathode cap that emits thermal electrons at a front end thereof, wherein

the cathode cap protrudes toward the inside of the arc chamber in the axial direction and has a shape of which a width in
the radial direction perpendicular to the axial direction becomes smaller toward the inside of the arc chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,661,135

ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATION HANDLING

Shoretel, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
accessing, from memory, sensor data in response to detecting an incoming communication to a given communication endpoint,
the sensor data representing at least one of a condition of the given communication endpoint or a condition of an operating
environment associated with the given communication endpoint;

analyzing the sensor data with an analyzer in at least one of the given communication endpoint and call logic of a call control
to determine endpoint condition data corresponding to at least one of a willingness or availability of a user to answer the
incoming communication at the given communication endpoint, wherein the call control is implemented in at least one of a server
to which the given communication endpoint is connected via a network, the given communication endpoint, a different communication
endpoint, or some distributed combination thereof;

adapting, in the call logic of the call control, a duration that the incoming communication is offered to the given communication
endpoint based on the endpoint condition data;

redirecting the incoming communication from the given communication endpoint to another endpoint in response to the duration
expiring before the incoming communication is answered at the given communication endpoint; and

redirecting the incoming communication from the other endpoint back to the given communication endpoint in response to determining
the endpoint condition data indicates a behavior consistent with answering the incoming communication at the given communication
endpoint before the incoming communication is answered and connected at the other endpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,658,620

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PROVIDING RECOMMENDATIONS TO USERS OF VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A first vehicle comprising:
navigation controls,
a processor,
a memory comprising instructions executable by the processor, and
a wireless signal receiver,
wherein the instructions comprise:
receiving first data based on information collected from a sensor affixed to a separate vehicle that senses an aspect of the
environment surrounding the separate vehicle,

determining a first, second or third trust level based on indicia of the trustworthiness of the first data, where the first
trust level indicates greater trustworthiness than the second trust level, and the second trust level indicates greater trustworthiness
than the third trust level,

directing the navigation controls to steer the first vehicle based on the first data when the determined trust level is the
first trust level,

directing the navigation controls to slow the speed of the first vehicle based on the first data when the determined trust
level is the second trust level, and

not directing the navigation controls based on the first data when the determined trust level is the third trust level.

US Pat. No. 9,661,776

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND BACKPLANE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A mounting assembly for a backplane communication system, the mounting assembly comprising:
a retention collet extending between a trailing end and a leading end, the retention collet including a collet base that has
the trailing end and a coupling arm that extends from the collet base to the leading end, the collet base having a passage
therethrough, wherein a collet axis extends through a center of the passage and wherein the collet base is configured to be
mounted to a backplane such that the passage extends through the backplane and the coupling arm extends away from the backplane,
the coupling arm extending generally parallel to the collect axis and having an inner surface that faces the collet axis and
defines an inner space, the passage being a void that extends entirely through the collet base and is aligned with the inner
space, the collet base defining an opening to the passage at the trailing end of the retention collet, the passage configured
to permit a guide pin to be inserted through the opening at the trailing end and advance freely through the center of the
passage and into the inner space, the inner surface shaped to slidably engage the guide pin as the guide pin advance through
the inner space; and

a spacer member having a member cavity that receives the coupling arm when the spacer member is mounted to the backplane,
the coupling arm being held in a locked position when engaged by the guide pin that has been inserted through the passage
of the collet base and into the member cavity, the retention collet and the spacer member being interlocked when the coupling
arm is in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,661,614

DETERMINING TRANSMISSION PARAMETERS FOR TRANSMITTING BEACON FRAMES

Aruba Networks, Inc., Su...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, by an access point on a network, client device information associated with a client device connected to the network;
determining a transmission parameter for the client device based on an estimated amount of data traffic propagating through
the access point, wherein the estimated amount is estimated based on previous knowledge of a metric of attendance for an event,
an amount of data buffered at the access point relative to a threshold amount of capacity of the access point buffer, a transmission
sent from the client device to the access point, and the client device information, wherein the determined transmission parameter
for the client device facilitates generating and transmitting beacon frames associated with the network;

determining a distance between the access point and the client device utilizing one of a signal strength of a signal transmitted
from the client device and an error rate for transmissions between the access point and the client device; and

transmitting the beacon frames at a transmission frequency according to the determined transmission parameter for the client
device and at a data transmission rate that is inversely proportional to the determined distance between the access point
and the client device, wherein the transmission frequency allots less time for sending a beacon frame and more time for sending
a data frame in response to a determination that the amount of data buffered at the access point exceeds the threshold amount
of capacity of an access buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,659,575

SIGNAL PROCESSOR AND METHOD THEREFOR

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A signal processor comprising an iterative spectral subtractor repeatedly executing spectral subtraction on an input signal
containing a noise component so that the spectral subtraction is iterated to suppress the noise component, said processor
further comprising:
a coherence calculator calculating coherence from a first directional signal with a directional characteristic being null
in a predetermined direction formed from the input signal and a second directional signal with a directional characteristic
being null in another predetermined direction formed from the input signal; and

an iteration count control controlling, on a basis of the coherence, times of iteration of the spectral subtraction depending
on an arrival bearing of the noise component.

US Pat. No. 9,661,636

ACTIVELY DROPPING DATA PACKETS DURING VOLTE COMMUNICATION SESSIONS

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of operating a wireless access node to facilitate voice over long term evolution (VoLTE) communication sessions,
the method comprising:
exchanging VoLTE packets with a wireless communication device during a VoLTE communication session;
monitoring a number of hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) retries requested by the wireless communication device during
the VoLTE communication session;

comparing the number of HARQ retries to a threshold value; and
if the number of HARQ retries falls below the threshold value, dropping a percentage of the VoLTE packets to achieve an overall
percentage of packet loss for the VoLTE communication session based on the number of HARQ retries.

US Pat. No. 9,659,144

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING SPEED CONTROL MANAGEMENT SETTINGS

PACCAR Inc, Bellevue, WA...

1. A computing device, comprising:
at least one processor;
a memory; and
a computer-readable medium having computer-executable instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the at
least one processor, cause the computing device to provide components for configuring a vehicle, the components comprising:

a setting calculation component configured to:
obtain a vehicle configuration, the vehicle configuration including at least a set of typical shift points; and
calculate one or more speed control management settings based on the vehicle configuration;
a vehicle simulation component configured to:
obtain a set of vehicle drive cycles;
determine a typical simulated performance for each vehicle drive cycle in the set of vehicle drive cycles based on the vehicle
configuration and the set of typical shift points, including determining a typical drive cycle time for each vehicle drive
cycle in the set of vehicle drive cycles based on the vehicle configuration and the set of typical shift points;

determine a speed control management simulated performance for each vehicle drive cycle in the set of vehicle drive cycles
based on the vehicle configuration and the speed control management settings, including determining a speed control management
drive cycle time for each vehicle drive cycle in the set of vehicle drive cycles based on the vehicle configuration and the
calculated speed control management settings; and

present at least one comparison of the typical simulated performance and the speed control management simulated performance
to a customer, including determining a drive cycle time delta based on the typical drive cycle time and the speed control
management drive cycle time, and presenting the drive cycle time delta to the customer; and

an order processing component configured to:
provide the one or more speed control management settings to an order fulfillment process that configures the vehicle with
the one or more speed control management settings.

US Pat. No. 9,661,791

RF INTERFERENCE SUPPRESSOR

THOMSON Licensing DTV, I...

1. An assembly comprising:
a satellite receiver having a printed circuit board contained within a metal case and at least one F-connector connected to
the printed circuit board and extending out of the metal case; and

an RF interference suppressor having a metal shield configured to be mounted on a side of the printed circuit board so as
to enclose a point of connection of a center connector of the at least one F-connector to the PC board, the metal shield comprising:

a bottom;
three sides extending transversely from the bottom wherein each of said three sides further comprises a solder tab extending
there from that is soldered to the PC board,

a tab extending upward from the bottom and having an aperture configured to fit around a threaded portion of the at least
one F-connector, said tab portion being separated from the three sides such that said tab passes over an edge of the PC board
when the aperture is positioned around the F-connector.

US Pat. No. 9,660,408

ALL OPTICAL HIGH ENERGY RADIATION SOURCE

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE, Pal...

1. A method for producing x-ray radiation using a laser driven plasma accelerator, the method comprising:
firing a first laser pulse and generating a plasma region, said first laser pulse penetrating at least partially into said
plasma region to create a plasma density wake in said plasma region; and

providing a group of charged particles in the plasma region arranged so as to be accelerated in the plasma density wake of
the first laser pulse,

said method being characterized in that it comprises:
reflecting the first laser pulse after said first laser pulse has at least partially penetrated into said plasma region, to
give a reflected laser pulse; and

arranging said reflected laser pulse to interact with said group of charged particles so as to generate x-ray radiation,
wherein reflecting the first laser pulse comprises generating a plasma mirror by the interaction of a rising edge of the first
laser pulse with an obstacle, and

wherein the plasma mirror is a dense plasma having a higher density than the plasma region to be able to reflect back the
first laser pulse while the plasma region can be penetrated by the first laser pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,659,361

MEASURING APPARATUS THAT GENERATES POSITIONAL DEVIATION DISTRIBUTION OF A PATTERN ON A TARGET OBJECT

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A measuring apparatus comprising:
an optical image input unit configured by a circuit or a computer, to acquire optical image data of a figure pattern obtained
by an external pattern inspection apparatus, which inspects a defect of a pattern formed on a target object to be inspected
by scanning an inspection region of the target object to be inspected, from the external pattern inspection apparatus, wherein
the measuring apparatus is arranged independently from the external pattern inspection apparatus, outside the external pattern
inspection apparatus;

a design data input unit configured by a circuit or the computer, to acquire design data of the pattern formed on the target
object to be inspected;

a reference image generation unit configured by a circuit or the computer, to generate reference image data to be compared
with the optical image data, by carrying out image development of the design data, independently from an inspection of the
defect of the pattern performed by the external pattern inspection apparatus;

a positional deviation distribution generation unit configured by a circuit or the computer, to generate positional deviation
distribution by measuring a positional deviation amount of the pattern on the target object to be inspected, by using the
optical image data obtained from the external pattern inspection apparatus and the reference image data having been generated,
independently from an inspection of the defect of the pattern performed by the external pattern inspection apparatus; and

an output unit configured by a circuit or the computer, to output generated positional deviation distribution of the pattern
on the target object to be inspected, independently from an inspection of the defect of the pattern performed by the external
pattern inspection apparatus, wherein

the optical image input unit further acquires, from the external pattern inspection apparatus, the optical image data together
with position data of the optical image data, which is obtained by the external pattern inspection apparatus while the optical
image data is also obtained by the external pattern inspection apparatus, and

the positional deviation distribution generation unit generates the positional deviation distribution by further using the
position data of the optical image data which has been acquired.

US Pat. No. 9,658,444

AUTOFOCUS SYSTEM AND AUTOFOCUS METHOD FOR FOCUSING ON A SURFACE

National Security Technol...

1. A microscope autofocus system comprising:
a microscope including;
a stage configured to support a sample;
a stage actuator configured to selectively move a stage along at least one axis;
an imaging device configured to generate image data representing the sample; and
an objective lens between the stage and the imaging device, the objective lens configured to direct an optical image of the
sample to the imaging device; and

an electronic control unit including a processor, the electronic control unit being configured to:
generate a stage actuator control signal to move the stage to a plurality of predetermined positions along a stage range of
motion;

obtain image data sets representing an image of the sample from the imaging device, the image data sets associated with the
predetermined stage positions;

apply two 1D spatial size filters to rows and columns of pixels in the obtained images of the image data sets corresponding
to the predetermined positions thereby generating a filtered image for each of the obtained images, such that the spatial
size filter only allows objects of a size which meet a size criteria of the spatial size filters to remain in the filtered
image;

determine a focus score for each of the filtered images, the focus score of the filtered images corresponding to a degree
of focus in the obtained images;

identify a best focus position selected from the stage range of motion by comparing the focus score of each of the filtered
images; and

control the stage actuator to move the stage to the best focus position.

US Pat. No. 9,660,587

POWER AMPLIFIER

WIN Semiconductors Corp.,...

1. A power amplifier (PA), comprising:
at least an amplifying transistor being a bipolar junction transistor (BJT), each amplifying transistor comprising:
a first terminal being a base of the BJT, configured to receive an input signal of the PA;
a second terminal, configured to output an output signal of the PA; and
a third terminal; and
at least an auxiliary transistor being a field effect transistor (FET), each auxiliary transistor comprising:
a first terminal being a gate of the FET;
a second terminal, coupled to the second terminal of the at least an amplifying transistor; and
a third terminal, electrically connected to the first terminal of the at least an amplifying transistor;
wherein the first terminal of the at least an auxiliary transistor is coupled to a terminal of a feedback circuit, and another
terminal of the feedback circuit is coupled to the second terminal of the at least an amplifying transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,657,880

HEATING DEVICE

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A heating device comprising:
a heat transfer part which surrounds an object to be heated and transfers heat to said object, said heat transfer part being
of a high thermal conductivity and including a first heat transferring block and a second heat transferring block which surround
said object and a bottom surface of the first heat transferring block being in contact with a top surface of the second heat
transferring block;

a heating section within one of the heat transferring blocks configured to generate heat and heat said heat transferring blocks;
an inner cover disposed to cover an outer periphery of said heat transferring blocks; so as to form a first hollow space between
said inner cover and said heat transferring blocks, the first hollow space enclosing the heating section;

an outer cover disposed to cover an outer periphery of said inner cover so as to form a second hollow space between said outer
cover and said inner cover, the second hollow space enclosing the heating section,

said inner cover including a first inner cover which covers the outer periphery of said first heat transferring block and
is fixed to said first heat transferring block, and a second inner cover which covers the outer periphery of said second heat
transferring block and is fixed to said second heat transferring block, and

said outer cover including a first outer cover which covers the outer periphery of said first inner cover and is fixed to
said first inner cover, and a second outer cover which covers the outer periphery of said second inner cover and is fixed
to said second inner cover; and

a fixation means configured to detachably fix said first outer cover and said second outer cover.

US Pat. No. 9,692,628

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DUAL-USING A RECEPTION CHANNEL

Redline Communications In...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:
a receiver coupled to a receiver interface, said receiver interface receiving a first signal from a first receiver chain and
a second signal from a second receiver chain, said first receiver chain coupled to a first antenna, said second receiver chain
coupled to a second antenna, said first antenna and said second antenna receiving a wireless transmission, said receiver interface
operative to route said first signal and said second signal to said receiver;

said receiver interface also operative to utilize said second receiver chain for reception of a third signal not associated
with said incoming wireless transmission during a period, said second signal becoming unavailable to said receiver interface
during said period; and

said receiver interface operative, during said period, to substitute to said receiver said second signal with a duplication
of said first signal.

US Pat. No. 9,692,163

CRUSH RIB HOUSING FOR POSTIVE LOCK RECEPTACLE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A receptacle connector, comprising:
(a) a positive lock receptacle, wherein the positive lock receptacle includes:
(i) a wire receiving portion; and
(ii) a housing insertion portion, wherein the housing insertion portion further includes a first electrical contact roll and
a second electrical contact roll; and

(b) a housing adapted to receive the positive lock receptacle, wherein the housing includes:
(i) an insulating housing body; and
(ii) a first crush rib positioned within the insulating housing body and a second crush rib positioned within the insulating
housing body,

(iii) wherein the first and second crush ribs engage and secure the first and second electrical contact rolls respectively
upon insertion of the housing insertion portion of the positive lock receptacle into the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,659,103

AUTO-ALIGNING WEBSITE ELEMENTS BY GROUPING ELEMENTS BASED ON A PLURALITY OF CONTEXTUAL INDICATORS

Go Daddy Operating Compan...

1. A method, comprising:
providing, by a server computer to a user of a device electronically connected to the server computer via a communication
network, an interface for configuring the server computer to generate a website;

receiving, by the server computer, a request to align a plurality of elements on one or more web pages of the website;
aligning, by the server computer, the elements, wherein aligning the elements comprises:
from the elements, creating a plurality of groups of elements, wherein creating the plurality of groups of elements comprises:
identifying a plurality of contextual indicators that indicates two or more elements should be grouped together, wherein at
least one contextual indicator comprises similarity of element properties, at least one contextual indicator comprises absolute
or relative positioning in approximately the same column or row of pixels, at least one contextual indicator comprises placement
within common HTML tags and at least one contextual indicator comprises a similarity of element types, aligning each of the
groups with the other groups, and

within each group, aligning the elements of the group with each other; and
publishing, by the server computer, the one or more web pages.

US Pat. No. 9,661,634

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED COMMUNICATION EFFICIENCY IN HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication in a network, comprising:
generating a clear to send message comprising a specific medium access control (MAC) address identifiable by a first subset
of a plurality of wireless devices in the network as instructing not to update an associated network allocation vector according
to a duration field in the message, the specific MAC address not being identifiable by a second subset of the plurality of
wireless devices in the network such that the second subset are instructed to update an associated network allocation vector
according to the duration field, wherein the specific MAC address is not associated with the plurality of wireless devices
in the network; and

transmitting the message, thereby reserving wireless communication access independent of data priority for the first subset
of the plurality of wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 9,659,306

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LINKING SOCIAL MEDIA SYSTEMS AND FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE SOCIAL GROUP-BASED MARKETING PROGRAMS

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computing system implemented method for linking social media systems and financial management systems to provide social
group-based marketing programs comprising the following, which when executed individually or collectively by any set of one
or more processors perform a process including:
obtaining, at a computing system of at least a first consumer, marketing program data associated with a social group-based
marketing program offered by a merchant, the marketing program data including marketing program eligibility criteria data
indicating marketing program eligibility criteria that must be met before consumers are eligible to register to take part
in the marketing program and marketing program requirements data that must be met in order for consumers to receive the benefits
of the social group-based marketing program;

obtaining social group identification data identifying two or more socially connected consumers of a social media system,
the two or more socially connected consumers at least including the first consumer and a second consumer, the social group
identification data being obtained from respective mobile computing systems of the first and second consumers;

continuously monitoring, at a monitoring module of a computing system executing a financial management system common to the
first and second socially connected consumers, financial transaction data of the first and second socially connected consumers,
at least a portion of the monitored financial transaction data originating at a banking system common to the two or more socially
connected consumers;

identifying, through the continuous monitoring performed at the financial management system common to the first and second
socially connected consumers, the first and second socially connected consumers as being consumers whose financial transaction
data collectively includes at least a threshold total discretionary spending budget;

comparing, at the computing system of the first consumer, the financial transaction data of the first and second socially
connected consumers to the marketing program eligibility criteria data;

upon determining, at the computing system of the first consumer, that the financial transaction data of the two or more spending
and socially connected consumers matches the marketing program eligibility criteria data, designating the first and second
socially connected consumers as marketing program eligible spending and socially connected consumers;

inviting, following the determination, at the computing system of the first consumer, that the financial transaction data
associated with the identified marketing program eligible spending and socially connected consumers to register for the social
group-based marketing program;

receiving, from at least the computing system of the first consumer, registration data from two or more of the program eligible
spending and socially connected consumers and designating the program eligible spending and socially connected consumers providing
registration data as registered marketing program eligible spending and socially connected consumers;

further monitoring, at the monitoring module of the computing system executing a financial management system common to the
first and second socially connected consumers, spending data of the registered marketing program eligible spending and socially
connected consumers;

comparing the spending data of the registered marketing program eligible spending and socially connected consumers with the
marketing program requirements data; and

when the spending data associated with the registered marketing program eligible spending and socially connected consumers
indicates the marketing program requirements of the marketing program requirements data have been met, providing, at computing
systems of the first and second consumers, the registered marketing program eligible spending and socially connected consumers
the benefits of the social group-based marketing program.

US Pat. No. 9,661,761

CARRIER SUBSTRATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A carrier substrate, comprising:
an insulation layer having a first surface and a second surface relative to each other and a plurality of first openings extending
from the first surface to the second surface, wherein an aperture of each of the first openings gradually increases from the
first surface of the insulation layer towards the second surface;

a plurality of conductive towers disposed on the first surface of the insulation layer, each of the conductive towers having
a top surface and a bottom surface relative to each other, and a diameter of each of the conductive towers gradually increasing
from the top surface towards the bottom surface, wherein the conductive towers comprise a plurality of first conductive towers
and a plurality of second conductive towers surrounding the first conductive towers, and a diameter of the second conductive
towers is greater than a diameter of the first conductive towers, wherein all portions of a side surface of each of the conductive
towers are completely exposed; and

a circuit structure layer disposed on the second surface of the insulation layer and comprising at least one dielectric layer,
at least two circuit layers and a plurality of conductive vias, wherein the dielectric layer and the circuit layers are alternately
stacked, one of the circuit layers is disposed on the second surface of the insulation layer, the conductive vias comprise
a plurality of first conductive vias extending from the circuit layers, disposed in the first openings and extending to the
conductive towers, the conductive vias further comprise a plurality of second conductive vias passing through the dielectric
layer and electrically connecting the circuit layers, a diameter of the first conductive vias gradually increases from the
first surface of the insulation ayer towards the second surface, each of the second conductive towers correspondingly connects
to at least two of the first conductive vias, and each of the first conductive towers correspondingly connects to one of the
first conductive vias, wherein an interface exists between the first conductive vias and the first conductive towers as well
as the second conductive towers, and cross-sectional profiles of the first conductive towers and the second conductive towers
are concave shaped, and cross-sectional profiles of the first conductive vias are flat shaped.

US Pat. No. 9,660,388

CONNECTOR MODULE WITH CABLE POSITIONING FEATURES

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A connector module comprising:
a housing extending along a longitudinal axis between a mating end and a cable end, the housing defined by a first shell and
a second shell that mate at a seam and define an interior chamber therebetween, the first shell and the second shell each
including a cable exit segment, the cable exit segments together defining a cable exit region of the housing that includes
the cable end, the cable exit segments of the first and second shells each including multiple cable positioning features extending
from an inner surface of the respective cable exit segment, each cable positioning feature including two posts and a slot
defined therebetween, the slot is defined by inner walls of the two posts and a curved base that extends between the inner
walls of the two posts,

wherein the cable positioning features of the cable exit segment of the first shell are interleaved along the longitudinal
axis with the cable positioning features of the cable exit segment of the second shell, the cable positioning features of
the first shell being offset from the cable positioning features of the second shell along the longitudinal axis such that
each cable positioning feature of the first shell is axially spaced relative to each cable positioning feature of the second
shell, and

wherein the slots of the cable positioning features of the first and second shells are configured to receive a cable between
the two posts of each corresponding cable positioning feature, the cable within the slots engaging the inner walls of the
posts and the curved bases of the cable positioning features of both the first and second shells, the cable extending from
the cable end of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,656,033

HYDROSOL BASED FLAVOR DELIVERY DEVICE

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method of producing a consumable flavored hydrosol for oral consumption with a portable handheld flavor delivery device,
the portable handheld flavor delivery device comprising at least one canister therein wherein the at least one canister includes
one or more liquids and one or more propellants, the method comprising:
expelling at least a portion of the one or more liquids and at least a portion of the one or more propellants from the at
least one canister while dispersing the one or more propellants into the one or more liquids so as to form a consumable flavored
hydrosol comprising one or more gases mixed within one or more liquids;

wherein the portable handheld flavor delivery device includes a pressure valve that is activated via a pressure drop such
that the one or more propellants and the one or more liquids are expelled from the pressure valve when the pressure valve
is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,687,023

MOIST SMOKELESS TOBACCO PRODUCT FOR ORAL USAGE HAVING ON A PORTION OF THE OUTER SURFACE AT LEAST ONE FRICTION REDUCING STRIP THAT PROVIDES TEXTURE DURING USE

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A moist smokeless tobacco product for oral use comprising:
a shaped piece of tobacco material including a semi-dissolvable, super-hydrated membrane coating that is coated on a portion
an outer surface of the shaped piece of tobacco material, the semi-dissolvable, super-hydrated membrane coating comprising:

(a) a soluble, non-cross-linked component; and
(b) an insoluble, cross-linked component;
wherein the insoluble, cross-linked component of the semi-dissolvable, super-hydrated membrane coating is configured to create
a porous network after the soluble, non-cross-linked component dissolves in a user's mouth during oral use of the moist smokeless
tobacco product; and

a first texture component, wherein the first texture component comprises a powder component within, under, and/or on the semi-dissolvable,
super-hydrated membrane coating, the powder component comprising one or more powders;

wherein the powder component increases friction between an outer surface of the moist smokeless tobacco product and a user's
mouth during oral use of the moist smokeless tobacco product.

US Pat. No. 9,692,152

WALL PLATE CONNECTOR SYSTEM

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A wall plate connector system comprising:
a wall plate base configured to be mounted to a wall having electrical wires associated with the wall;
a wall plate terminal block extending from the wall plate base, the wall plate terminal block includes a terminal block body
having a front, a rear, a first end between the front and the rear and a second end between the front and the rear generally
opposite the first end, the terminal block body having contact channels and wire channels open to corresponding contact channels,
the wire channels being open at the front to receive a corresponding one of the electrical wires during a poke-in termination;

terminal contacts received in corresponding contact channels and held by a housing, each terminal contact comprising a poke-in
spring beam configured to engage the electrical wire when poked-in to the corresponding wire channel, each terminal contact
comprising a header beam remote from the poke-in spring beam, the header beam having a separable mating interface; and

a header assembly removably coupled to the wall plate terminal block, the header assembly configured to be mounted to a control
circuit board controlling the wall plate connector system, the header assembly having a header contacts configured to be terminated
to the control circuit board, each header contact having a mating beam, the mating beam having a separable mating interface
mated to the separable mating interface of the header beam of the corresponding terminal contact, wherein at least one of
the mating beam and the header beam is a resiliently deflected spring beam configured for repeated mating and unmating at
the separable mating interfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,661,690

FORMING INSULATED CONDUCTORS USING A FINAL REDUCTION STEP AFTER HEAT TREATING

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A method for forming an insulated conductor heater with a final cross-sectional area, comprising:
placing an insulation layer over at least part of an elongated, cylindrical inner electrical conductor, wherein the insulation
layer comprises one or more blocks of insulation;

placing an elongated, cylindrical outer electrical conductor over at least part of the insulation layer to form an insulated
conductor assembly;

performing at least one combination of a cold working step and a heat treating step on the insulated conductor assembly, wherein
the at least one combination of the cold working step and the heat treating step comprises:

cold working the insulated conductor assembly to reduce a cross-sectional area of the insulated conductor assembly; and
heat treating the insulated conductor assembly at a temperature of at least about 760° C.;
and
forming the insulated conductor heater with the final cross-sectional area from the insulated conductor assembly by further
reducing the cross-sectional area of the insulated conductor assembly after the at least one combination of the cold working
step and the heat treating step is completed, wherein further reducing the cross-sectional area of the insulated conductor
assembly comprises cold working the insulated conductor assembly to further reduce the cross-sectional area of the insulated
conductor assembly by at most about 20% of the cross-sectional area of the insulated conductor assembly after the at least
one combination of the cold working step and the heat treating step is completed.

US Pat. No. 9,661,795

MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A mounting system which mounts an LED element on a board and mounts a lens so as to cover the LED element, the system comprising:
one or more board operation execution machines configured to execute an operation with respect to the board; and
a control device configured to control the operation of the one or more board operation execution machines,
wherein the control device includes an LED element mounting unit configured to control the one or more board operation execution
machines to mount the LED element in a predetermined mounting position which is a preset position on the board,

a deviation amount acquisition unit configured to acquire a deviation amount between a mounting position of the LED element
mounted by the LED element mounting unit and the predetermined mounting position,

a first lens mounting unit configured to control the one or more board operation execution machines to mount the lens on the
board to cover the LED element using the mounting position of the LED element mounted on the board as a reference, when the
deviation amount is smaller than a threshold value, and

a second lens mounting unit different from the first lens mounting unit configured to control the one or more board operation
execution machines to mount the lens in a preset position on the board to cover the LED element, regardless of the mounting
position of the LED element mounted on the board, when the deviation amount is equal to or greater than the threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,692,168

HEADER ASSEMBLY

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

15. A header assembly comprising:
a housing composed of a dielectric material, the housing having a front panel including a front side and a rear side, the
front panel defining a contact opening therethrough between the front side and the rear side, the front panel defining at
least one aperture therethrough that is proximate to the contact opening, the housing also including a base panel extending
from the rear side of the front panel, the base panel configured to mount to a circuit board;

a nose cone coupled to the front panel and extending from the front side of the front panel along a mating axis, the nose
cone defining a cavity that aligns with and is open to the contact opening, the nose cone defining a mating interface for
receiving a mating connector within the cavity in a loading direction along the mating axis, the nose cone having at least
one keying rib along an exterior thereof, the nose cone having at least one lug extending from a back wall of the nose cone,
each lug being received in a corresponding aperture of the at least one aperture of the front panel to removably couple the
nose cone to the front panel; and

an outer contact formed of an electrically conductive material, the outer contact extending longitudinally from a mating segment
to a mounting segment, the mating segment being disposed within the cavity of the nose cone and extending through the contact
opening of the front panel, the mounting segment disposed rearward of the front panel and located between the base panel and
the circuit board, the mounting segment configured to mechanically couple and electrically terminate to the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,656,868

BORON-NITRIDE POWDER AND RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAME

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A boron-nitride powder, containing boron-nitride particles each composed of hexagonal boron-nitride primary particles joined
together, which is an aggregate of the boron-nitride particles, wherein
the boron-nitride powder has a mean sphericity of 0.70 or more, a mean particle diameter of 20 to 100 ?m, a porosity of 50
to 80%, a mean pore diameter of 0.10 to 2.0 ?m, a maximum pore diameter of 10 ?m or less, and a calcium content of 500 to
5,000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,657,843

VALVE FOR CONTROLLING A FLOW OF FLUID, INCLUDING A ROTARY CLOSURE MEANS

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A valve for controlling a flow of a fluid comprising:
a member through which said fluid passes; and
a controllable rotary closure means arranged in the member that occupies, as a result of a rotation of the controllable rotary
closure means relative to the member and around a rotation axis, different angular positions, wherein

the member comprises a cylindrical internal housing comprising a circular cross-section,
the controllable rotary closure means comprises at least one closure portion which is arranged in an inclined plane relative
to the cylindrical housing and which cooperates with a side wall of the cylindrical housing by a peripheral generatrix so
as to make sealing contact between the controllable rotary closure means and the member, and

the member has a pair of an inlet and an outlet for the fluid, that are coaxial with respect to a flow of the fluid directed
form the inlet to the outlet and open substantially in an oblique manner relative to the cylindrical internal housing, wherein
the rotation axis of the controllable rotary closure means is aligned obliquely relative to the coaxial direction of the inlet,
the outlet, and the fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 9,656,454

SCREEN PRINTING METHOD AND SCREEN PRINTING DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A screen printing method that performs screen printing of a predetermined pattern on an upper surface of a circuit board,
which is carried into an area below a screen mask, by raising the circuit board, holding the circuit board in a state of coming
into contact with a lower surface of the screen mask, and moving a squeegee while the squeegee is in contact with an upper
surface of the screen mask, the method comprising:
performing a destaticizing action that removes static electricity with which a screen mask is charged, through a conductive
mask support member, which is positioned on a lateral side of the circuit board, before bringing the circuit board into contact
with the lower surface of the screen mask, by bringing the mask support member into contact with the lower surface of the
screen mask as a result of raising the mask support member; and

subsequently performing screen printing by bringing the circuit board into contact with the lower surface of the screen mask
as a result of raising the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,690,137

AIRGUIDE BACKLIGHT ASSEMBLY

Manufacturing Resources I...

11. An airguide backlight assembly comprising:
a transparent anterior element having a pair of opposing edges and a centerline;
a first plurality of light sources placed along one of the opposing edges;
a second plurality of light sources placed along the opposite opposing edge as the first plurality of light sources;
a lens element placed in front of each light source; and
a reflective pan positioned posterior to the anterior element where the distance from the anterior element to the reflective
pan varies across the reflective pan and is the smallest when measured along the centerline and where the pan contains both
convex and concave surfaces on both sides of the centerline so that the reflective pan contains a total of two or more convex
portions, the convex portions having a surface and wherein the entire surface of the convex portions are reflective.

US Pat. No. 9,690,105

CALIBRATABLE BEAM SHAPING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A method calibrating a beam shaping module including a first and a second optical modules sequentially interacting with
a light beam; the method comprising carrying out the following steps:
i. measuring a first intensity distribution of said light beam after its interaction with said first optical module, at a
certain optical distance downstream from said first optical module, and utilizing said first intensity distribution to determine
a lateral misalignment of said first optical module, thereby enabling calibration of a lateral position of the first optical
module; and

ii. when said first optical module is in said lateral aligned position, measuring a second intensity distribution of said
light beam at a certain location downstream from said second optical module, and utilizing said second intensity distribution
to determine a lateral misalignment of said second optical module, thereby enabling calibration of a lateral position of the
second optical module.

US Pat. No. 9,661,739

ELECTRONIC MODULES HAVING GROUNDED ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greeensb...

1. An electronic module comprising:
a substrate comprising a component portion including a component area on a surface of the substrate and a plurality of metallic
layers each extending along a periphery of the component portion below the surface of the substrate such that the plurality
of metallic layers surround the component portion and are coupled to one another;

an electronic component on the component area;
an overmold formed over the component area; and
an electromagnetic shield formed over the overmold and covering the component area, the electromagnetic shield being coupled
along the periphery of the component portion to at least a first metallic layer in the plurality of metallic layers.

US Pat. No. 9,661,433

ELECTRICAL TESTING AND FEEDTHROUGH CANCELLATION FOR AN ACOUSTIC SENSOR

INVENSENSE, INC., San Jo...

1. A method for testing an acoustic sensor, the method comprising:
using electro-mechanical features of the acoustic sensor to measure characteristics of the acoustic sensor to facilitate the
testing of the acoustic sensor; and

utilizing electrical feedthrough cancellation to cancel out a portion of an electrical signal that is an electrical feedthrough
signal, wherein the electrical signal facilitates the testing of the acoustic sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,660,262

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

GS Yuasa International Lt...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery, comprising particles A of a lamellar type lithium transition metal oxide and
particles B of a spinel type lithium transition metal oxide, as a positive active material, at a ratio within the range of
A:B=20:80 to 80:20 (weight ratio), wherein
a particle size distribution of the positive active material has a peak based on the particles A and a peak based on the particles
B within the range of 1 to 50 ?m,

in a particle size distribution in terms of volume, a particle diameter A(D50) at a degree of accumulation of the particles
A of 50% and a particle diameter B(D50) at a degree of accumulation of the particles B of 50% satisfy the following expression
(1), and a particle diameter A(D95) at a degree of accumulation of the particles A of 95% and a particle diameter B(D5) at
a degree of accumulation of the particles B of 5% satisfy the following expression (2):

B(D50)?A(D50)?5 ?m  Expression (1)

B(D5)>A(D95)  Expression (2),

the particle diameter A(D50) at a degree of accumulation of the particles A of 50% is less than 5 ?m, and
the lamellar type lithium transition metal oxide is a lithium transition metal oxide represented by a general formula LiNixMnyCozQaO2 (Q denotes at least one element selected from the group consisting of group 2 to group 15 elements in the Periodic Table of
the Elements, and x+y+z+a=1, x>0, y>0, z>0 and 0.1?a>0).

US Pat. No. 9,659,357

DEVICE FOR CORRECTING IMAGE PROCESSING DATA, AND METHOD FOR CORRECTING IMAGE PROCESSING DATA

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A device for correcting image processing data which, at a component mounting machine configuring a component mounting line
in which a component is placed at a component mounting position on a board, corrects previously memorized image processing
data of the component, comprising:
an error detection means which detects an error based on the image processing data and a component image taken of the component;
a data creation means which creates the image processing data based on the component image;
an image display means which on a display device displays a created data image that is created based on created image processing
data created by the data creation means; and

a data usage permission entry means with which a usage permission command for the created image processing data is entered,
wherein the data creation means creates the image processing data based on a determination that the component is a type of
component for which automatic creation is possible,

wherein the image display means displays the created image processing data superimposed on a board image taken of the component
mounting position of the board at which the component is mounted,

wherein the usage permission command is based on a comparison between the created image processing data and the taken board
image, and

wherein the component mounting machine includes a mounting head including a suction nozzle and a first camera for taking the
board image, and a second camera for taking the component image when the component is held on the suction nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,692,136

MONOCONE ANTENNA

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A monocone antenna comprising:
a conical radiation element having a feed point at a vertex of the conical radiation element being connected to a feed transmission
line;

a capacitive ring radially outside of the conical radiation element and in proximity to the conical radiation element, the
capacitive ring being conductive and providing capacitance to the monocone antenna, the capacitive ring being connected to
a ground plane of the monocone antenna; and

a substrate having a base, a top and a side wall between the base and the top, the substrate having a conical cavity with
the conical radiation element positioned in the conical cavity, the capacitive ring being positioned on the base, the top
and the side wall,

wherein the substrate has a mounting flange at the top, the mounting flange having an upper surface, a lower surface and a
side surface between the upper surface and the lower surface, the capacitive ring extending along the upper surface, the side
surface and the lower surface.

US Pat. No. 9,690,912

SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE MATRIX MANIPULATION CONTROL OF STREAMED DATA

TailStream Technologies, ...

1. A device selected from a group consisting of
a computer,
a tablet, and
a smart phone;the device including
a display,
a network interface,
a persistent computer memory,
an operating system stored on the persistent memory,
a browser operating dependently on the operating system,
a virtual machine in the browser operating independently of the operating system;the network interface configured to receive
a first streamed data set and
a first Boolean control code
from a network server;
the virtual machine including a matrix manipulation function at least partially under control of the network server, the matrix
manipulation function configured to use the first Boolean control code to process the first streamed data set, within the
virtual machine, into a first data, video, or image media; and

the display configured to present the first data, video, or image media processed by the matrix manipulation function of the
virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,689,536

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:
a lamp tube;
a first end cap, having a first external connection terminal and a second external connection terminal and coupled to one
end of the lamp tube,

a second end cap, having a third external connection terminal and coupled to the other end of the lamp tube, wherein the external
connection terminals of the two end caps are for receiving an external driving signal;

a rectifying circuit, coupled to the external connection terminals of the end caps, for rectifying the external driving signal
to produce a rectified signal;

a filtering circuit, coupled to the rectifying circuit, for filtering the rectified signal to produce a filtered signal;
an LED module, disposed on a power loop of the LED tube lamp, coupled to the filtering circuit and configured to be driven
based on the filtered signal for emitting light; and

an installation detection module, coupled to the power loop and configured to generate a control signal having at least one
pulse and to temporarily cause a current to be conducted in a detection path during the pulse-on time of the control signal
for detecting an installation state between the LED tube lamp and a lamp socket,

wherein the rectifying circuit comprises:
a first bridge arm, coupled to the first external connection terminal on the first end cap;
a second bridge arm, coupled to the second external connection terminal on the first end cap, and connected in parallel with
the first bridge arm; and

a third bridge arm, coupled to the third external connection terminal on the second end cap and connected in parallel with
the first and the second bridge arms,

wherein any two of the bridge arms form a full-wave rectifier.

US Pat. No. 9,661,733

SWITCH DEVICE HAVING A NON-LINEAR TRANSMISSION LINE

Sandia Corporation, Albu...

1. A device, comprising:
an input electrode comprising:
a main electrode, and
a trigger electrode electrically connected to the main electrode, the trigger electrode comprising a non-linear transmission
line; and

an output electrode,
wherein the output electrode is separated from an end of the main electrode by a main gap; and
wherein the output electrode is separated from an end of the trigger electrode by a trigger gap, and
wherein the trigger gap and main gap are located such that arcing of a current across the trigger gap or between the main
electrode and the trigger electrode decreases a breakdown voltage of the main gap.

US Pat. No. 9,661,401

LOCATING A BACKSCATTER-BASED TRANSPONDER

Atmel Corporation, San J...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a transponder, a locating command for locating the transponder;
in response to receiving the locating command, transmitting, by the transponder, in a persistent operating state, a locating
signal for locating the transponder;

comparing, by an impedance control device coupled to a memory and a counter, a counter state of the counter with a counter
value stored in the memory;

in response to determining that the counter state matches the stored counter value, changing, by the impedance control device,
a state of a modulation signal, such that a phase of the locating signal is changed;

in the persistent operating state, receiving, by the transponder, a switch-off command while simultaneously transmitting,
without an interruption for receiving the switch-off command, the locating signal; and

discontinuing transmission of the locating signal in response to one or more of:
receiving the switch-off command; and
an expiration of a pre-determined period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,659,411

PASSIVE LOCATORS FOR A VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A virtual reality (VR) system comprising:
a VR headset including:
an electronic display configured to present content to a user of the VR headset, and
a plurality of marker groups, each marker group corresponding to a different location on the VR headset and comprising one
or more passive locators having positions relative to each other, each passive locator having a reflectance type, and each
marker group has a unique reflectance configuration that describes a spatial configuration of the one or more passive locators
within the marker group and a reflectance type for each of the one or more passive locators within the marker group;

a source device, that is external to and separate from the VR headset, wherein the source device is configured to illuminate
the VR headset;

an imaging device configured capture a series of images of the VR headset; and
a VR console comprising a processor and a memory coupled to the processor, the memory including instructions that, when executed
by the processor, cause the processor to:

receive the series of images from the imaging device, at least one image of the series of images including a marker group
that has been illuminated by the source device, the marker group having a reflectance configuration,

determine a location on the VR headset that corresponds to the marker group included in at least one image of the received
series of images based at least in part on the reflectance configuration of the marker group, the reflectance configuration
of the marker group determined from a number and arrangement of each of the one or more passive locators relative to each
other in the marker group, and a reflectance type of each of the one or more passive locators in the marker group,

determine a current position of the VR headset based at least in part on the determined location on the VR headset of the
marker group,

provide content to the VR headset based on the determined position of the VR headset.

US Pat. No. 9,661,783

MAGNETIC COMPONENT COOLING STRUCTURE AND POWER CONVERTER HAVING THE SAME

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A magnetic component cooling structure for cooling a magnetic component, the magnetic component cooling structure comprising:
a housing that the magnetic component is disposed within;
an inner fan disposed inside the housing to generate cool air that flows in the housing so that a cool air flow space, in
which the cool air generated by the inner fan flows in the housing, is formed;

an attachment member mounting the magnetic component on a bottom portion of the housing so that the magnetic component is
fixed to a position within the cool air flow space such that the cool air is blown from the inner fan to the magnetic component,
the attachment member including:

a top plate that makes contact with an upper surface of the magnetic component;
a pair of legs that extends downward from the top plate and that is fixed to the bottom portion; and
a guiding plate that guides the cool air blown from the inner fan into the magnetic component.

US Pat. No. 9,661,709

INTEGRATED LED/OLED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Universal Display Corpora...

1. A light unit, comprising:
a frame comprising a top face and a bottom face, wherein the bottom face at least partially overlaps the top face;
a non-OLED light source disposed on the top face and configured to emit light away from the top face; and
an OLED light source disposed on the bottom face and configured to emit light away from the bottom face.

US Pat. No. 9,660,933

ALLOCATING AND ACCESSING HOSTING SERVER RESOURCES VIA CONTINUOUS RESOURCE AVAILABILITY UPDATES

Go Daddy Operating Compan...

1. A method for allocating and controlling resources, comprising:
providing, by a hosting provider, a plurality of levels of partitioned resource access, each level comprising a different
number of partitions, on one or more hosting servers, of a predetermined amount of hosting server resources, the predetermined
amount of hosting server resources increasing from a lowest of the levels to a highest of the levels;

providing, by the hosting provider to a user having one or more accounts in one or more of the partitions on a current level
of the levels of partitioned resource access, one or more migration paths from the current level to each of the levels higher
than the current level and to each of the levels lower than the current level, each of the migration paths facilitating migration
of one or more of the accounts from the current level to another of the levels, wherein each of the migration paths further
facilitates migration of one or more of the accounts from the current level to another of the levels while the accounts each
remain accessible to all entities authorized to access the accounts and without losing network connectivity;

providing, by the hosting provider to the user, a unified control panel accessible at any level of partitioned resource access
on which the user has one or more of the accounts; and

providing, by the hosting provider, a plurality of shared resource platforms accessible to a plurality of users, each shared
resource platform comprising one or more of the levels of partitioned resource access, wherein the shared resource platforms
comprise a shared platform and a virtual private server (VPS) platform.

US Pat. No. 9,660,173

VIBRATION GENERATING APPARATUS

MPLUS CO., LTD., Suwon-s...

1. A vibration generating apparatus, comprising:
a housing having an internal space;
a vibrating plate fixedly installed in the housing and having a disc shape;
a piezoelectric element fixed to the vibrating plate and having a hollow disc shape; and
a vibration element vibrating together with the vibrating plate when the piezoelectric element is deformed,
wherein the vibration element comprises:
an elastic member connected to an edge of the vibrating plate;
an installation member fixed to a central portion of the elastic member; and
a mass member fixed to the installation member to be vibrated together with the elastic member.

US Pat. No. 9,656,691

METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN AT LEAST SEMI-AUTONOMOUS PARKING PROCESS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE IN A GARAGE, PARKING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for performing an at least semi-autonomous parking process of a motor vehicle in a garage, comprising:
detecting the garage and determining a current position of the motor vehicle relative to the garage using a parking assistance
system of the motor vehicle;

following detection of the garage, carrying out the at least semi-autonomous parking process depending on the current position
of the motor vehicle relative to the garage;

recording an image of the garage by a camera of the parking assistance system,
wherein the detection of the garage comprises the image being subjected to pattern recognition with respect to a garage entrance
by an image processor of the parking assistance system, wherein the garage is identified by means of the pattern recognition,
and

wherein the determination of the current position of the motor vehicle relative to the garage comprises determining a current
orientation of the motor vehicle relative to the garage using the image of the garage entrance, in particular using an orientation
of at least one of the edges in the image and/or using the angle of at least one of the corners, wherein the corners are the
intersections between vertical edges and the horizontal edge.

US Pat. No. 9,655,898

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING PEMETREXED HAVING EXTENDED STORAGE STABILITY

EAGLE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A long term storage stable pemetrexed-containing aqueous liquid pharmaceutical composition, comprising:
a) pemetrexed or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
b) 1 mg/ml to about 20 mg/ml L-methionine; and
c) 0.005M to about 0.5M sodium citrate, tribasic; and
d) an aqueous pharmaceutically acceptable fluid; and optionally
e) propylene glycol;
wherein the composition has a pH of from about 8.0 to about 9.5; and
said pemetrexed-containing composition has less than about 5% total impurities, on a normalized peak area response (“PAR”)
basis as determined by high performance liquid chromatography (“HPLC”) at a wavelength of 227 nm, after at least about 18
months of storage at a temperature of from about 5° C. to about 25° C.

US Pat. No. 9,691,942

SINGLE-CYSTALLINE ALUMINUM NITRIDE SUBSTRATE AND A MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

National University Corpo...

1. A single-crystalline aluminum nitride, comprising:
a single-crystalline aluminum nitride having a predetermined amount of carbon and chlorine impurities, wherein:
a carbon concentration is 1×1014 atoms/cm3 or more and less than 3×1017 atoms/cm3,

a chlorine concentration is 1×1014 to 1×1017 atoms/cm3, and

an absorption coefficient at 265 nm wavelength is 40 cm?1 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,660,308

THERMAL PROTECTION CASE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE BATTERY

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

1. A thermal protection device, comprising:
two separate elements including a cover and a thermal protection envelope, the separate elements made of polymer material,
wherein the thermal protection envelope comprises at least two foldable parts whose attachment is articulated about a hinge,
the envelope configured to go, by folding and unfolding, from a stowed position to a functional position, and configured,
by fixing onto a battery support base providing its shape, to cover an automobile vehicle battery, and

wherein an axis of the hinge is configured to extend in a substantially perpendicular manner with respect to the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,655,857

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATIONS OF A BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A high-load solid tablet formulation comprising ibrutinib and one or more pharmaceutically acceptable excipients, wherein
ibrutinib is a compound with the structure of Compound 1,
and wherein the high-load solid tablet formulation comprises at least 50% w/w of ibrutinib, and the excipients comprise
one or more diluents selected from the group consisting of lactose, sucrose, dextrose, dextrates, maltodextrin, mannitol,
xylitol, sorbitol, cyclodextrins, calcium phosphate, calcium sulfate, starches, modified starches, cellulose, microcrystalline
cellulose, microcellulose, and talc;

one or more disintegrating agents selected from the group consisting of natural starch, a pregelatinized starch, a sodium
starch, methylcrystalline cellulose, methylcellulose, croscarmellose, croscarmellose sodium, cross-linked sodium carboxymethylcellulose,
cross-linked carboxymethylcellulose, cross-linked croscarmellose, cross-linked starch, cross-linked polymer, cross-linked
polyvinylpyrrolidone, sodium alginate, a clay, and a gum;

one or more binders selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropyl cellulose and polyvinylpyrrolidone;
sodium laurel sulfate;
silica; and
magnesium stearate.

US Pat. No. 9,655,779

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR TREATING EXCESS INTRAOCULAR FLUID

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method of adjusting intraocular pressure within an eye, the method comprising:
introducing aqueous humor into an inlet of a deformable tube disposed within a circumferential groove extending between an
inlet port and an outlet port of a housing of an implantable device implanted on or within an exterior layer of the eye so
that the deformable tube is in communication with the aqueous humor in an anterior chamber of the eye;

draining the aqueous humor through the deformable tube at a first drainage rate caused by application of a compressive force
on the deformable tube by a disk eccentrically mounted within the housing, the disk positioned at a first stationary position
along an arc; and

moving the disk within the housing to a second stationary position along the arc to adjust an angular orientation of the disk
within the housing such that an adjusted compressive force is applied to the deformable tube causing aqueous humor to move
through the deformable tube at a second drainage rate, different from the first drainage rate.

US Pat. No. 9,693,098

TARGETED CONTENT TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
providing in memory of a client device:
a plurality of stored type identifiers, each stored type identifier corresponding to an action handler comprising executable
code configured to perform an associated action on the client device, and

at least one stored device identifier that identifies the client device;
receiving, at the client device, a content stream that comprises pocketed content, the pocketed content including content,
a transmitted client identifier that identifies one or more client devices that are targeted for the content, and a transmitted
type identifier used to identify an action handler to be used to process the content;

determining, using one or more processors of the client device, that the client device is targeted for the content by matching
the transmitted client identifier in the received pocketed content to the at least one stored device identifier that identifies
the client device;

in response to the determining that the client device is targeted, accessing the memory using one or more processors to identify,
using the transmitted type identifier, the action handler to be used to process the content and parameters to be provided
to the action handler for processing the content; and

executing, using one or more processors, executable code of the action handler, the content is processed by the executable
code to perform an action associated with the action handler.

US Pat. No. 9,661,716

FULL COLOR LED MODULE HAVING INTEGRATED DRIVER TRANSISTORS

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a first die containing a first transistor in series with a first light emitting diode (LED), wherein the first LED emits a
primary first color, wherein the first die has first anode terminal, a first cathode terminal, and a first transistor control
terminal;

a second die containing a second transistor in series with a second LED, wherein the second LED emits a primary second color,
wherein the second die has second anode terminal, a second cathode terminal, and a second transistor control terminal;

a third die containing a third transistor in series with a third LED, wherein the third LED emits a primary third color, wherein
the third die has third anode terminal, a third cathode terminal, and a third transistor control terminal;

a first conductor connected to the first anode terminal, the second anode terminal, and the third anode terminal;
a second conductor connected to the first cathode terminal, the second cathode terminal, and the third cathode terminal, such
that the first die, the second die, and the third die are connected in parallel;

a first control conductor connected to the first transistor control terminal for controlling a current through the first LED;
a second control conductor connected to the second transistor control terminal for controlling a current through the second
LED;

a third control conductor connected to the third transistor control terminal for controlling a current through the third LED;
and

a control circuit for supplying a control signal to the first control conductor, the second control conductor, and the third
control conductor for controlling respective brightnesses of the first LED, second LED, and third LED to achieve a desired
combined color emission.

US Pat. No. 9,660,613

IMPEDANCE-MATCHING NETWORK USING BJT SWITCHES IN VARIABLE-REACTANCE CIRCUITS

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A match network comprising:
one or more variable reactance elements each having a first and a second terminal and each further comprising:
a plurality of reactance elements arranged in parallel;
a plurality of switches arranged in parallel, each switch coupled in series with one of the plurality of reactance elements,
such that AC current passing between the first and second terminals passes through those of the plurality of reactance elements
coupled to switches that are in an on-state, each of the switches comprising:

a collector having a collector terminal;
an emitter having an emitter terminal, the emitter terminal not coupled to any emitter terminals of others of the plurality
of switches;

a base having a base terminal, the base being coupled between the collector and the emitter, the base terminals of the plurality
of switches being coupled directly or indirectly together;

the AC current passing at least partially through the collector and base terminals and a corresponding one of the plurality
of reactance elements;

a biasing circuit coupled to at least the emitter terminal, and configured to forward bias a junction between the base and
the emitter in the on-state and configured to cause a first amplitude of alternating current through the base terminal to
be greater than a second amplitude of alternating current through the emitter terminal in the on-state.

US Pat. No. 9,660,073

HIGH-VOLTAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A high-voltage semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate comprising a well region of a first conductivity type and an isolation structure in the well region,
wherein a first region and a second region are respectively defined on both sides of the isolation structure;

a first gate structure and a second gate structure respectively disposed on the first region and the second region;
a first implant region and a second implant region respectively in the first region and the second region and adjacent to
the isolation structure, wherein the first implant region and the second implant region have a second conductivity type that
is different from the first conductivity type; and

a counter implant region in the well region under the isolation structure and laterally extending under the first implant
region and the second implant region, wherein the counter implant region has the first conductivity type and has a doping
concentration greater than a doping concentration of the well region.

US Pat. No. 9,657,969

MULTI-EVAPORATOR TRANS-CRITICAL COOLING SYSTEMS

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A multi-evaporator cooling system, comprising:
a compressor circuit that generates multiple levels of evaporating pressures, the circuit comprising at least one compressor
configured to compress a refrigerant to a first pressure;

a heat exchanger configured to receive the compressed refrigerant from the at least one compressor and cool the compressed
refrigerant;

a first evaporator circuit configured to receive the compressed refrigerant from the heat exchanger, expand the compressed
refrigerant to a second pressure that is lower than the first pressure, and return the refrigerant to the compressor circuit;
and

a second evaporator circuit configured to receive the compressed refrigerant from the heat exchanger, expand the compressed
refrigerant to a third pressure that is lower than the second pressure, and return the refrigerant to the compressor circuit;

wherein the first and second evaporator circuits each comprise a respective expansion device and heat load heat exchanger,
wherein refrigerant from each heat load heat exchanger passes to a respective first and second ejector at approximately the
respective second and third pressures, expands in each of the first and second ejectors, and passes to an inlet of a compressor
of the at least one compressor circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,657,967

ROTATABLE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR MOUNTING ONE OR MORE PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A rotatable support system for mounting one or more photovoltaic modules, the system comprising:
a substrate comprising a groove;
a stiffener configured to be attached to the one or more photovoltaic modules;
a column connected to the stiffener through at least a rotatable component; and
a foot connected to the column;
wherein the column is configured to:
rotate from a folded position towards an unfolded position; and
stop at the unfolded position separated from the folded position by an angle difference, the angle difference representing
the maximum range of rotation for the column,

the foot being insertable within the groove of the substrate and attachable to the substrate within the groove of the substrate
when the column is in the unfolded position.

US Pat. No. 9,693,494

NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A noise reduction device comprising:
a conductive bar of conductive material extending through a through hole in a metal housing to the outside;
a magnetic material core of magnetic material disposed at a peripheral edge of the conductive bar;
a substrate attached to the conductive bar so as to be adjacent to the magnetic material core;
a capacitor mounted on the substrate and having a first terminal connected to the conductive bar and a second terminal connected
to an inner wall of the through hole; and

a blocking unit blocking an opening of the through hole so as to affix the conductive bar to the metal housing, wherein
the magnetic material core, the substrate, and the capacitor are disposed in the through hole blocked by the blocking unit,
and

the conductive bar has an outer end that functions as an output terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,661,769

LOCKABLE PRESSURE CASING

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A housing portion of an electric or electronic apparatus of medical design, the housing portion comprising at least two
housing parts and a locking mechanism for connecting the at least two housing parts with each other, the locking mechanism
being operable from outside the housing portion, the locking mechanism comprising at least one lock or slide which is held
on a first housing part of the at least two housing parts, so as to be longitudinally displaceable, and is provided with at
least one ramp and at least one undercut or detent lug spaced from the at least one ramp in a sliding direction, whereas a
second housing part of the at least two housing parts is provided with at least one protrusion which is formed or arranged
for defining at least two engagement means in such a manner that the engagement means, depending on a current sliding position
of the at least one lock or slide, alternately comes into operative engagement with the at least one undercut or detent lug
for pulling the second housing part toward the first housing part, or operative engagement with the at least one ramp for
pushing the second housing part away from the first housing part, the housing portion further comprising an actuation mechanism
for longitudinally shifting the at least one lock or slide from outside the housing portion, said actuation mechanism comprising
a set screw which is screwed in the first housing part in a sliding direction of the at least one lock or slide and has a
front face engaging the at least one lock or slide in order to push and pull the at least one lock or slide in a longitudinal
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,661,132

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM FOR DISPLAYING A CONVERSATION INTERFACE

XIAOMI INC., Beijing (CN...

1. A method, comprising:
displaying, by a terminal, a caller identification display interface when a call request is received from a calling party;
obtaining, by the terminal, a dynamic image associated with the calling party while displaying the caller identification display
interface; and

displaying, by the terminal, the dynamic image in the caller identification display interface, wherein the dynamic image comprises
multiple static images that are displayed in a preset frame speed repeatedly.

US Pat. No. 9,660,819

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMBINING MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION LINKS

Thomson Licensing DTV, I...

1. A client device for receiving a multicast stream through multiple communication networks, comprising a broadband network
and at least one broadcast network, said client device comprising:
a broadband interface for connecting to the broadband network;
at least one receive-only broadcast interface for connecting to the at least one broadcast network; and
a processor configured to:
send a control message of a protocol to a multicast proxy, said control message being sent upon a client request for said
multicast stream, said control message requesting said multicast stream to be transmitted over the at least one broadcast
network;

select one of the at least one receive-only broadcast interface associated with a broadcast network for receiving said multicast
stream and configure said selected broadcast interface with at least a frequency upon a reception of an acknowledgment to
said control message, said acknowledgment comprising an indication of the broadcast network on which said multicast stream
is available, said acknowledgment further comprising at least the frequency; and

select the broadband interface for receiving said multicast stream and send another control message requesting said multicast
stream to be transmitted over the broadband network upon a reception of a denial to said control message.

US Pat. No. 9,659,741

X-RAY TUBE HAVING PLANAR EMITTER WITH TUNABLE EMISSION CHARACTERISTICS

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. An electron emitter comprising:
a plurality of elongate rungs connected together end to end from a first emitter end to a second emitter end in a plane so
as to form a planar pattern;

a plurality of corners, wherein each elongate rung is connected to another elongate rung through a corner of the plurality
of corners, each corner having a corner apex and an opposite corner nadir between the connected elongate rungs of the plurality
of elongate rungs;

a first gap between adjacent non-connected elongate rungs of the plurality of elongate rungs, wherein the first gap extends
from the first emitter end to a middle rung;

a second gap between adjacent non-connected elongate rungs of the plurality of elongate rungs, wherein the second gap extends
from the second emitter end to the middle rung, wherein the first gap does not intersect the second gap; and

one or more cutouts at one or more of the corners of the plurality of corners between the corner apex and corner nadir or
at the corner nadir.

US Pat. No. 9,693,448

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

FuKui Precision Component...

1. A flexible circuit board comprising:
a wiring layer comprising at least one signal line, two ground lines positioned at two sides of the at least one signal line,
and at least two gaps for separating the at least one signal line and the ground lines from each other, each gap comprising
two opening portions each located at positions corresponding to one end of the adjacent signal line;

two photosensitive resin layers; and
two electromagnetic interference shielding layers;
wherein the two photosensitive resin layers cover two opposite surfaces of the at least one signal line and the opening portions,
and are connected to each end of each ground line, each electromagnetic interference shielding layer covers a surface of one
photosensitive resin layer away from the signal line, portions of the two ground lines not connected to the photosensitive
resin layer, and portions of the gaps not covered by the two photosensitive resin layers, thereby causing the two electromagnetic
interference shielding layers, the two photosensitive resin layers, the signal line, and the ground lines to surround the
portions of each gap not covered by the two photosensitive resin layers and cooperatively define a receiving chamber, each
end of each receiving chamber is in air communication with one opening portion of the corresponding gap to define a cavity
with air.

US Pat. No. 9,660,602

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FILTERING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A device for filtering electromagnetic interference, comprising:
a plurality of electrical conductors mounted in parallel, each conductor comprising a first coil positioned between a first
and a second end of the respective conductor, said first coils being coupled magnetically together and having a same first
number of turns, said first and second ends of each of the conductors respectively defining first and second terminals for
the device;

a plurality of capacitors, each capacitor being mounted between the second end of a corresponding electrical conductor and
a third terminal of the device; and

an additional circuit comprising a second coil coupled magnetically with the first coils and having a second number of turns,
said circuit further comprising an additional coil,
wherein the second number of turns is different from the first number of turns.

US Pat. No. 9,658,442

CUMULANT MICROSCOPY

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method for imaging and analyzing an object labelled with stochastically and independently blinking point-like emitters,
said method comprising the following steps:
acquiring a time series of images from blinking point-like emitters,
calculating higher-order cumulants from said acquired images from the blinking point-like emitters,
determining the parameter maps for molecular state lifetimes, amplitude and concentration of said emitters by establishing
a multi-state blinking model, expressing several cumulant orders as a function of parameters involved in the parameter maps
and solving resulting equations for the parameters,

obtaining a balanced cumulant by spatially deconvolving the cumulant of order n, by taking then the n-th root and by compensating
for weighting factors using the parameter maps of the step of determining, and

displaying said parameter maps and balanced cumulants to obtain information about structural and/or functional features of
the object identified by said blinking point-like emitters.

US Pat. No. 9,655,521

COMBINED REFLECTANCE CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY-OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY SYSTEM FOR IMAGING OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUE

Physical Sciences, Inc., ...

1. A dual-modality imaging apparatus comprising:
a reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) imaging apparatus comprising a RCM source;
an optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging apparatus comprising an OCT source;
a dichroic mirror configured to
(1) reflect, using a first surface, a first beam of light provided by the RCM source toward a sample;
(2) pass a second beam of light provided by the OCT source through a second surface toward a sample, such that the first beam
of light and second beam of light share at least a portion of an imaging path;

(3) reflect, using the first surface, a first light returning from the sample and direct the first light returning from the
sample to the RCM imaging apparatus for imaging; and

(4) pass, through the first surface, a second light returning from the sample to the OCT imaging apparatus for imaging; and
an imaging objective having a numerical aperture that is (a) underutilized in the OCT mode to permit imaging depths of greater
than one millimeter, and (b) fully utilized in the RCM mode to permit high-resolution imaging, the dual-modality imaging apparatus
thereby able to co-register the RCM and OCT images to permit simultaneous acquisition and display of RCM and OCT images,

wherein underutilizing the numerical aperture in the OCT mode means utilizing between 6.7% and 10.7% of the numerical aperture
in the OCT mode.

US Pat. No. 9,691,278

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRAFFIC CONTROL

McAfee, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium comprising computer-executable instructions that, when executed by one or more
processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from an emergency communications network, an identifying credential for an emergency vehicle;
receiving, from the emergency communications network, routing information for the emergency vehicle, wherein the routing information
indicates a route the emergency vehicle will proceed in;

determining one or more traffic signals the emergency vehicle will pass through in the received route;
generating one or more traffic signal time-bounded intersection tickets, wherein one traffic signal time-bounded intersection
ticket is generated for each of the one or more traffic signals the emergency vehicle will pass through and wherein each traffic
signal time-bounded intersection ticket comprises a predetermined valid time period;

generating an emergency vehicle time-bounded intersection ticket;
transmitting each of the one or more traffic signal time-bounded intersection tickets to the corresponding one or more traffic
signals the emergency vehicle will pass through;

transmitting the identifying credential for the emergency vehicle to the one or more traffic signals the emergency vehicle
will pass through; and

transmitting the emergency vehicle time-bounded intersection ticket to the emergency vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,661,120

AUTO-CONFIGURATION AND AUTOMATION OF A BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Crestron Electronics Inc....

1. A building management system that is automatically configured, comprising:
a plurality of lighting devices;
a plurality of control devices comprising lighting control devices, each lighting control device directly controlling one
or more of the lighting devices, wherein each control device comprises:

a bidirectional wireless network interface enabling the control devices to intercommunicate with each other over a wireless
network, and

a light sensor detecting light intensity;
a control processor in communication with the control devices comprising a memory encoding one or more processor-executable
instructions, which when executed by the control processor, cause acts to be performed comprising:

receiving wireless signal strengths of the control devices relative to each other,
creating a mesh graph of relative positioning of the control devices to each other using the received wireless signal strengths,
cycling through and commanding each lighting control device to perform an on/off operation on one or more lighting device
it directly controls,

receiving from each control device light intensity readings obtained by its light sensor during each on/off operation, and
recording a data set for each control device with changed light intensity readings;

determining relative positioning of the control devices to the lighting devices using the mesh graph and the recorded data
sets, and

creating a virtual floor plan comprising the relative positioning of the control devices to each other and the relative positioning
of the control devices to the lighting devices.

US Pat. No. 9,660,976

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING MODIFICATIONS TO AN OFFLINE VIRTUAL ASSET

Groundspeak, Inc, Seattl...

1. A computer-implemented system for providing modifications to an offline virtual asset, comprising:
a virtual asset comprising a virtual object within a virtual environment;
a certificate of authenticity assigned to the virtual asset and comprising a digest of the virtual asset and a digital signature;
a client to execute a client application to store an offline copy of the virtual asset and to maintain proposed changes to
the offline virtual asset, wherein the offline virtual asset is registered by assigning a unique identifier and an authorization
code and illicit synchronization of the offline virtual asset is prevented by periodically changing the authorization code
assigned to the offline virtual asset;

an offline storage device to apply the proposed changes to a copy of the offline virtual asset prior to acceptance of the
proposed changes; and

an asset authority to authenticate the offline virtual asset via the certificate of authenticity, to evaluate each of the
proposed changes, and to accept only the proposed changes to the offline virtual asset that are determined to be satisfactory
based on the evaluation, wherein a new certificate of authenticity is issued for the offline virtual asset upon acceptance
of the proposed changes.

US Pat. No. 9,658,258

POWER CONVERSION SYSTEM AND VOLTAGE SAMPLING DEVICE THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A voltage sampling device, comprising:
a first input path, comprising:
a first input voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between a first voltage input terminal and a first node,
the first input voltage-dividing resistor unit receiving a first input voltage from the first voltage input terminal;

a second input voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between the first node and a ground terminal, wherein
the first input voltage-dividing resistor unit and the second input voltage-dividing resistor unit generate a first input
divided voltage at the first node according to the first input voltage; and

a first DC (direct current) voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between the first node and a DC voltage source,
wherein the DC voltage source generates a first DC bias voltage via the first DC voltage-dividing resistor unit at the first
node, and the first DC bias voltage combines with the first input divided voltage to generate a first sampled voltage signal;

a second input path, comprising:
a third input voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between a second voltage input terminal and a second node,
the third input voltage-dividing resistor unit receiving a second input voltage from the second voltage input terminal;

a fourth input voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between the second node and the ground terminal, wherein
the third input voltage-dividing resistor unit and the fourth input voltage-dividing resistor unit generate a second input
divided voltage at the second node according to the second input voltage; and

a second DC voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between the second node and the DC voltage source, wherein
the DC voltage source generates a second DC bias voltage via the second DC voltage-dividing resistor unit at the second node,
and the second DC bias voltage combines with the second input divided voltage to generate a second sampled voltage signal,
wherein resistances of the third input voltage-dividing resistor unit, the fourth input voltage-dividing resistor unit and
the second DC voltage-dividing resistor unit are substantially the same as the first input voltage-dividing resistor unit,
the second input voltage-dividing resistor unit and the first DC voltage-dividing resistor unit;

a third input path, comprising:
a fifth input voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between a third voltage input terminal and a third node,
the fifth input voltage-dividing resistor unit receiving a third input voltage from the third voltage input terminal;

a sixth input voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between the third node and the ground terminal, wherein
the fifth input voltage-dividing resistor unit and the sixth input voltage-dividing resistor unit generate a third input divided
voltage at the third node according to the third input voltage; and

a third DC voltage-dividing resistor unit, electrically coupled between the third node and the DC voltage source, wherein
the DC voltage source generates a third DC bias voltage via the third DC voltage-dividing resistor unit at the third node,
and the third DC bias voltage combines with the third input divided voltage to generate a third sampled voltage signal, wherein
resistances of the fifth input voltage-dividing resistor unit, the sixth input voltage-dividing resistor unit and the third
DC voltage-dividing resistor unit are substantially the same as the first input voltage-dividing resistor unit, the second
input voltage-dividing resistor unit and the first DC voltage-dividing resistor unit; and

a signal processing module, the signal processing module receiving the first sampled voltage signal, the second sampled voltage
signal and the third sampled voltage signal to perform signal processing.

US Pat. No. 9,658,020

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOUNTING BARRELS TO FIREARMS

Daniel Defense, Inc., Bl...

1. A barrel mounting system for a firearm, the firearm having a barrel, an upper receiver having a distal end and a hand guard
assembly having a proximal end, the barrel mounting system comprising:
an upper receiver mounting portion disposed distally upon the firearm upper receiver;
a hand guard assembly mounting portion disposed proximally on the hand guard assembly; and
a firearm barrel extension for interconnecting the barrel, the upper receiver, and the hand guard assembly of the firearm,
the firearm barrel extension having:

an elongated rear barrel extension section having an interior and an exterior;
an elongated front barrel extension section having an interior and an exterior and the interior having internal threads therein
for securement to the barrel;

a barrel extension mounting and attachment flange unitarily formed with the firearm barrel extension between the elongated
rear barrel extension section and the elongated front barrel extension section;

the barrel extension mounting flange having exteriorly thereon a plurality of barrel extension mounting protrusions disposed
in a radially spaced array; and

each barrel extension mounting protrusion having a mounting aperture disposed therein for receiving a threaded mounting screw
to join and attach with the upper receiver mounting portion and the hand guard assembly mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,657,903

GEOMETRICAL LIGHT EXTRACTION STRUCTURES FOR PRINTED LEDS

Nthdegree Technologies Wo...

1. A light sheet comprising:
a substrate;
a first conductor layer over the substrate;
a layer of microscopic inorganic light emitting diodes (LEDs) deposited on the first conductor layer so that a bottom electrode
of the LEDs electrically contacts the first conductor layer, wherein the LEDs are randomly distributed on the first conductor
layer;

a first dielectric layer, having a first index of refraction, deposited over the first conductor layer and along sidewalls
of the LEDs;

a second conductor layer over the LEDs so that a top electrode of the LEDs electrically contacts the second conductor layer,
wherein at least one of the first conductor layer or the second conductor layer is transparent; and

a light extraction layer overlying the first conductor layer or the second conductor layer, the light extraction layer having
a second index of refraction substantially the same as or less than the first index of refraction, wherein a light emitting
surface of the light extraction layer includes identical repeated features having a plurality of angles to reduce total internal
reflection at the light emitting surface of the light extraction layer,

wherein the features comprise an array of the identical repeated features, and
wherein a width of each of the features is larger than a width of a single one of LEDs such that multiple LEDs are randomly
distributed under a single feature, and the light from the multiple LEDs pass through each feature.

US Pat. No. 9,656,988

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

PHARMACYCLICS LLC, Sunny...

1. A compound of Formula (IA) having the structure:
wherein:
ring A is substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C7heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12heteroaryl;

W is —C(R2)—; and X is —C(R2)— or —N—; or

W is —N—; and X is —C(H)— or —N—;
Y is optionally present and when present is —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —OCH2CH2O—, —O—, —N(R3)—, —C(O)—, —N(R3)C(O)—, —C(O)N(R3)—, —N(R3)C(O)N(R3)—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —N(R3)S(O)2—, —S(O)2N(R3)—, —C(?NH)—, —C(?NH)N(R3)—, —C(?NH)N(R3)—, or substituted or unsubstituted C 1-C4alkylene;

Z is optionally present and when present is substituted or unsubstituted C1-C3alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C7heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C 1-C12heteroaryl;

G is

R1? is —C(O)R9, —C(O)C(O)R9, —C(O)OR4, —C(O)N(R3)(R4), or —S(O)2R9;

each R2 is independently H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl, —CN, or halogen;

each R3 is independently is H, or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl;

each R4 is independently H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C7heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12heteroaryl;

R5 is H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C7heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12heteroaryl;

each R6 is independently halogen, —CN, —OH, —NH2, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C6heterocycloalkyl, or —N(R3)2; or R1 and R6 are combined to form a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C9heterocycloalkyl ring;

each R7 is independently halogen, —CN, —OH, —NH2, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C4alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C6heterocycloalkyl, or —N(R3)2;

R9 is —R4, or


R10 is H, halogen, —CN, or -L1-L2;
R11 and R12 are independently H, halogen, —CN, or -L1-L2; or R11 and R12 taken together form a bond;

each L1 is optionally present and when present each L1 is independently substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C 1-C6heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C7heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12aryl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12heteroaryl, —C(?O)—, —O—, or —S—;

each L2 is independently H, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-C6cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C6heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-C7heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-C12aryl, substituted or unsubstituted C1-C12heteroaryl or —N(R13)2;

each R13 is independently H, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C6heteroalkyl, C2-C7 heterocycloalkyl, C6-C12aryl, or C1-C12heteroaryl;

n is 0-3;
p is 0-3; and
q is 0-3;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
provided that
i) when W is N, and X is CH; then R1? is other than —C(O)Me, or t-Boc; and

ii) when n is 0; then each of p and q is independently 0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,692,385

NOISE REDUCTION DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A noise reduction device comprising:
a conductive bar of conductive material;
a magnetic material core of magnetic material disposed at surroundings of the conductive bar;
a substrate attached to the conductive bar so as to be adjacent to the magnetic material core;
a metal tubular portion with a through hole having the conductive bar penetrating therethrough and accommodating the magnetic
material core and the substrate therein;

a capacitor mounted on the substrate and having a first terminal connected to the conductive bar and a second terminal connected
to an inner wall of the through hole; and

a blocking unit blocking an opening of the through hole so as to affix the conductive bar with respect to the metal housing
and the tubular portion, wherein

the tubular portion includes an outer peripheral surface having a screwed engagement part screwedly engaged with the metal
housing,

the magnetic material core, the substrate, and the capacitor are disposed in the through hole blocked by the blocking unit,
and

the conductive bar has an outer end that functions as an output terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,688,381

SUBFLOOR STRUCTURE WITH AN INTEGRAL HULL FOR A ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

1. A subfloor structure for a rotary wing aircraft having an airframe extended along an anteroposterior plane, including and
delimiting the subfloor structure,
the subfloor structure comprising:
an integral subfloor bowl hull made of a U-shaped one-piece having material and structural continuity and jointlessly defining
at least a bottom central portion, two lateral transition regions and two upward web portions, and two upper external extensions;
the upward web portions integrally extending from the bottom central portion to form two longerons for the subfloor structure
extending at least locally along a longitudinal axis, the bottom central portion being delimited transversally by the two
upward web portions, the two upward web portions being integrated to the integral subfloor bowl hull together with the two
lateral transitional regions; the lateral transition regions being opposed one to the other relatively to the anteroposterior
plane, each transition region being continuously merged with the bottom central portion and one of the two upward web portions;

at least a pair of crossbeams defined by inner and outer ribs and at least locally extending along a transverse direction
orthogonal to the anteroposterior plane;

at least a pair of outer side shells extending outward aside the bottom central portion and being attached to the integral
subfloor bowl hull in the vicinity of the lateral transition regions; and

floor panels defining a floor surface at least locally perpendicular to an elevation direction of the anteroposterior plane;
wherein the integral subfloor bowl hull and the at least a pair of outer side shells provide an outer bottom shell for the
subfloor structure;

wherein the two upward web portions and the at least a pair of crossbeams provide a construction framework for the subfloor
structure;

wherein the two upper external extensions each laterally extend from the upward web portions as a planar surface parallel
to the floor surface, each of the upward web portions having a transitional location rigidly attached to the corresponding
upper external extension, each transitional location being located proximal a top end portion of the corresponding upward
web portion; and

wherein the planar surface of each of the two upper external extensions extends outwardly and continuously from a respective
upward web portion to a respective outer side shell for direct connection therewith, the planar surface of each of the two
upper external extensions extending longitudinally across at least the pair of crossbeams.

US Pat. No. 9,658,142

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR EXTRACTING AND COLLECTING SINGLE CELLS FROM FORMALIN-FIXED PARAFFIN EMBEDDED TISSUES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for extracting at least a first set of one or more cells from a sample, the method comprising:
directing laser energy through a surface of a microfluidic device to impinge on at least a first portion of the sample immobilized
within a chamber of the microfluidic device and to remove the at least a first set of one or more cells from the sample by
laser ablation, wherein the sample comprises a modified formalin-fixed paraffin embedded (FFPE) sample from which paraffin
has been removed; and

washing, from the microfluidic device, the removed at least a first set of one or more cells by flowing at least one liquid
through at least a portion of the microfluidic device.

US Pat. No. 9,691,572

KEY BUTTON

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A key button comprising:
a transmission section made of a light transmissive material, which constitutes one display surface on which a character section
is formed, and a side face extending in a direction to intersect the display surface; and

a shielding section made of a light shielding material, which covers only the display surface of the transmission section
other than the character section and does not cover the side face of the transmission section,

wherein the shielding section has an inverted trapezoidal shape with respect to a cross section taken in a plane perpendicular
to the display surface.

US Pat. No. 9,690,616

BASED ON NATURAL LOAD DETERMINATION EITHER ADJUST PROCESSOR SLEEP TIME OR GENERATE ARTIFICIAL LOAD

Optis Circuit Technology,...

1. A load testing method comprising:
initializing one or more load parameters, which include at least a predefined reference interval and a fixed load of a processor,
wherein the fixed load is a load requirement for the predefined reference interval;

determining, based on the fixed load, a first sleep time for the processor within the predefined reference interval, wherein
a difference between the predefined reference interval and the first sleep time is a first remaining time;

scheduling at least one idle thread for execution on the processor during the first sleep time, wherein the sleep time starts
at a beginning of the predefined reference interval;

determining a natural load of the processor at an end of the first sleep time;
when the determined natural load of the processor at the end of the first sleep time is greater than or equal to the fixed
load of the processor:

scheduling the processor to sleep for a second sleep time equal to the first remaining time;
when the determined natural load of the processor at the end of the first sleep time is less than the fixed load:
computing remnant parameters, wherein the remnant parameters comprise a remaining portion of the fixed load and a remaining
fixed load time, wherein the remaining portion of the fixed load is the difference between the fixed load and the natural
load, and wherein the remaining fixed load time equals a time required to generate the remaining portion of the fixed load;
and

when the remaining fixed load time is equal to the first remaining time, generating an artificial load on the processor for
the first remaining time, wherein the natural load is a load on the processor due to execution of one or more processes comprising
one or more worker threads that does not include the artificial load.

US Pat. No. 9,689,897

PERFORMANCE ENHANCED SEMICONDUCTOR SOCKET

HSIO Technologies, LLC, ...

1. A test socket of IC devices comprising:
a multi-layered socket housing including a plurality of dielectric layers comprising:
at least one center layer comprising first and second major surfaces, a center layer thickness, a plurality of center layer
openings having center layer opening diameters, and a center layer dielectric constant;

a first surface layer located on the first major surface of the center layer, the first surface layer comprising a first surface
layer thickness less than the center layer thickness, a plurality of first surface layer openings aligned with the center
layer openings, the first surface layer openings having first surface layer opening diameters less than the center layer opening
diameters, the first surface layer comprising a first surface layer dielectric constant less than the center layer dielectric
constant;

a second surface layer located on the second major surface of the center layer, the second surface layer comprising a second
surface layer thickness less than the center layer thickness, a plurality of second surface layer openings aligned with the
center layer openings, the second surface layer openings having second surface layer opening diameters less than the center
layer opening diameters, the second surface layer comprising a second surface layer dielectric constant less than the center
layer dielectric constant;

a metal layer deposited on inside surfaces of one or more of the center layer openings, the first surface layer opening, and
the second surface layer openings; and

a plurality of contact members located in the center openings having distal ends extending into the first and second layer
openings to permit electrical coupling with the IC devices, the distal ends of the contact members having at least one dimension
greater than the first and second surface layer opening diameters to retain the contact members in the socket housing, the
contact members comprising center portions with major diameters less than the center opening diameters, the first and second
surface layer openings retaining the contact members in the center openings such that an air gap is maintained between the
contact members and the center layer.

US Pat. No. 9,689,140

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE CONTROL SYSTEM, CONSTRUCTION MACHINE, AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINE CONTROL METHOD

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A construction machine control system for a construction machine that includes a work machine including a boom, an arm,
and a bucket and an operating device receiving an input of an operator's operation command for driving the work machine, the
construction machine control system comprising:
a hydraulic cylinder that drives the work machine;
a direction control valve that has a movable spool and that supplies operating oil to the hydraulic cylinder with movement
of the spool to operate the hydraulic cylinder;

a control valve that allows the spool to be movable based on the operation command;
a storage unit that stores a plurality of pieces of correlation data indicating a relation between a cylinder speed of the
hydraulic cylinder and an operation command value indicating a value of an operation command signal for operating the hydraulic
cylinder according to a type of the bucket;

an acquiring unit that acquires type data indicating the type of the bucket; and
a control unit that selects one piece of correlation data from the plurality of pieces of correlation data based on the type
data and controls the operation command value based on the selected correlation data.

US Pat. No. 9,659,702

OUTPUT NOISE REDUCING DEVICE

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. An output noise reducing device that reduces noise that becomes mixed in an output signal from electronic equipment housed
in a metal casing comprising:
an output line; and
a magnetic material core, wherein:
one end of the output line is a connection terminal connected to an output end associated with the electronic equipment, and
the other end is an output terminal;

the magnetic material core has a through-hole through which the output line is disposed; and
electromagnetic coupling from the electronic equipment is separated between the output terminal and at least a part of the
magnetic material core on a side close to the output terminal along the output line;

the connection terminal of the output line is connected to the output end of the electronic equipment in the metal casing;
the output terminal of the output line is disposed outside the metal casing via an opening of the metal casing through which
the output line is disposed; and

at least a part of the magnetic material core on the side close to the output terminal is positioned outside the metal casing
or in the opening of the metal casing.

US Pat. No. 9,658,461

OPTICAL ALIGNMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:
an array of beam emitters each emitting a beam of a different wavelength, each emitted beam having a fast diverging axis and
a slow diverging axis;

disposed optically downstream of the array of beam emitters, a fast-axis collimating lens for collimating the beams along
the fast diverging axis;

disposed optically downstream of the fast-axis collimating lens, a slow-axis collimating lens for reducing divergence of the
beams along the slow diverging axis, wherein a distance between the slow-axis collimating lens and the array of beam emitters
is selected to incompletely collimate the beams along the slow diverging axis and thereby introduce cross-talk between the
fast diverging axis and slow diverging axis of each of the beams;

disposed optically downstream of the slow-axis collimating lens, an optical rotator for rotating the beams, wherein a focal
length of the optical rotator is selected to reduce the cross-talk arising from the incomplete collimation of the beams along
the slow diverging axis;

disposed optically downstream of the optical rotator, focusing optics for focusing the rotated beams toward a dispersive element;
disposed optically downstream of the focusing optics, the dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the focused beams;
and

disposed optically downstream of the dispersive element, a partially reflective output coupler for receiving the dispersed
beams, reflecting a first portion thereof back toward the dispersive element, and transmitting a second portion thereof as
a multi-wavelength output beam.

US Pat. No. 9,657,447

MODULAR SCREED BOX

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A screed box comprising:
a screed bucket;
a screed plate mount attached to the screed bucket, the screed plate mount including a sealing edge;
a screed plate slidably connected to the screed plate mount, the screed plate including at least one screed flange;
a screed bar attached to a bottom of the screed bucket, the screed bar comprising:
a body; and
a sealing lip including at least one projection;
wherein the screed bar is slidable between an open position where the sealing lip engages the sealing edge and a closed position
where the sealing lip is disengaged from the sealing edge;

wherein the at least one projection engages the sealing edge when the screed bar is in the open position and when the screed
bar is in a closed position; and

wherein the sealing edge, the sealing lip, and the at least one projection define at least one opening when the screed bar
is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 9,657,404

METHOD OF FORMING METALLIC PATTERN ON POLYMER SUBSTRATE

Wistron NeWeb Corp., Hsi...

1. A method of forming a metallic pattern on a polymer substrate, comprising:
providing a polymer substrate, wherein a material of the polymer substrate includes nylons, polycarbonates (PC), acrylonitrile
butadiene styrene (ABS), PC/ABS, polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polyether ether ketone (PEEK), polytetrafluoroethylene
(PTFE) or liquid crystal polymers (LCP);

forming a mixture layer on a surface of the polymer substrate, wherein the mixture layer includes an active carrier medium
and nanoparticles dispersed in the active carrier medium, wherein a material of the active carrier medium includes polyvinylpyrrolidone
(PVP) or polyethylene oxide (PEO);

fusing the nanoparticles in a portion of the mixture layer by treating the mixture layer with a laser process for forming
a conductive pattern on the surface of the polymer substrate, wherein the nanoparticles are fused together through the heat
generated from the nanoparticles during the laser process, and wherein the laser process is performed by using a UV laser
at 355 nm with a power of 0.2˜0.4 W and 80% overlapping and the laser process is a laser ablation process;

performing a cleaning process to remove an untreated portion of the mixture layer to expose the surface of the polymer substrate,
while the conductive pattern is remained on the surface of the polymer substrate; and

subjecting the conductive pattern on the polymer substrate to an electroplating process to form the metallic pattern on the
conductive pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,656,491

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF PRINT GAP

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method of printing comprising:
supporting a substrate with a gas bearing, wherein the gas bearing is in fluid communication with a deposition-printing environment
surrounding an enclosed printing system;

positioning a printhead relative to a first surface of the substrate opposite a second surface of the substrate oriented towards
the gas bearing; and

depositing a film-forming material on the first surface of the substrate while the printhead is positioned relative to the
substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,693,480

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH COOLING BY A LIQUID METAL SPREADER

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. An electronic device for cooling of a heat dissipation source by a liquid metals spreader, the electronic device comprising:
at least one heat dissipation source comprising at least one electronic component;
at least one spreader through which at least one liquid metal circulation channel passes forming a loop routed below the heat
dissipation source;

at least one heat sink; and
at least one electromagnetic pump moving the liquid metal in the at least one channel such that the liquid metal absorbs heat
dissipated by the heat dissipation source and transports the absorbed heat to be evacuated by the heat sink,

wherein each spreader comprises at least two plates made of an insulating material located on each side of at least one bar
made of deformable material, around which the liquid metal circulation channel is made.

US Pat. No. 9,660,468

RECHARGEABLE FLAMELESS CANDLE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

NII NORTHERN INTERNATIONA...

1. A recharging device for recharging at least one a rechargeable flameless candle, wherein the recharging device comprises:
a tray arranged in a substantially horizontal plane;
a recharging port located in the tray, wherein the recharging port is configured to receive a rechargeable flameless candle;
a first stacking portion including an upper portion and a first electrical contact on the upper portion;
an electrical power bus electrically connected to the first electrical contact and configured to provide electrical power
to the rechargeable flameless candle through the recharging port; and

wherein the upper portion of the first stacking portion is configured to engage with another recharging device positioned
above the tray such that the first electrical contact makes an electrical connection with an electrical power bus of the another
recharging device.

US Pat. No. 9,660,441

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION FOR POWER SYSTEMS

Emprimus, LLC, St. Louis...

1. An electrical protection device comprising:
a first electrical connection;
a second electrical connection;
a first electrical discharge device, including:
a first conductive bus connected to the first electrical connection and a second conductive bus connected to the second electrical
connection, the first electrical discharge device forming a first spark gap between a first electrode of the first conductive
bus and a second electrode of the second conductive bus, each of the first and second electrodes at least partially constructed
from an ablation-resilient material, the first and second electrodes each having a generally cylindrical structure of a predetermined
diameter and converging to form the first spark gap, the first spark gap including:

a breakdown region comprising a vertically-oriented trapezoidal region defined by a gap height, a first gap width, and a second
gap width, wherein a difference between the first gap width and the second gap width is less than the predetermined diameter
and the gap height is greater than at least the second gap width; and

a pair of arcing horns extending angularly therefrom,
wherein the breakdown region is formed between a generally vertical region of the first electrode and a generally vertical
region of the second electrode, the generally vertical region of the first electrode being defined by a lower corner adjacent
to a converging region of the first electrode and an upper corner adjacent to the arcing horn of the first electrode, the
generally vertical region of the second electrode being defined by a lower corner adjacent to a converging region of the second
electrode and an upper corner adjacent to the arcing horn of the second electrode, a gap between the generally vertical region
of the first electrode and the generally vertical region of the second electrode has a gradual linearly decreasing width from
a widest point having the first gap width to a narrowest point nearer the pair of arcing horns having the second gap width,
the second gap width being selected to form an electrical arc in air at a first breakdown voltage of at least 10,000 volts,

wherein, upon formation of the electrical arc in the first breakdown region, a first electrical current passes between the
first electrode and the second electrode and is discharged over a plurality of cycles at a power line frequency across the
pair of arcing horns non-destructively; and

a second electrical discharge device, including:
a third conductive bus connected to the first electrical connection and a fourth conductive bus connected to the second electrical
connection,

the second electrical discharge device forming a second spark gap between a third electrode of the third conductive bus and
a fourth electrode of the fourth conductive bus, each of the third and fourth electrodes at least partially constructed from
the ablation-resilient material, the second spark gap including:

a second breakdown region; and
a second pair of arcing horns extending angularly therefrom,
wherein, in the second breakdown region, a gap between the third electrode and the fourth electrode has a width selected to
form an electrical arc in air at a second breakdown voltage of at least 10,000 volts, wherein, upon formation of the electrical
arc in the second breakdown region, a second electrical current passes between the third electrode and the fourth electrode
and is discharged over a plurality of cycles at a power line frequency across the second pair of arcing horns non-destructively;
and

a support structure comprising:
a plurality of mounts constructed to withstand a Lorentz force generated based on the first electrical current or the second
electrical current of at least 60,000 amps during the plurality of cycles at the power line frequency; and

a plurality of supporting insulator elements rigidly stabilizing the first and second electrical discharge devices and constructed
to withstand the Lorentz force.

US Pat. No. 9,687,530

METHOD OF TREATMENT OF HYPOXIA INDUCIBLE FACTOR (HIF)-RELATED CONDITIONS

Grifols Worldwide Operati...

1. A method of treating a Hypoxia Inducible Factor (HIF)-related pathological condition in a patient in need thereof, wherein
the HIF-related pathological condition is Middle Cerebral Artery occlusion (MCAo), comprising administering to the patient
a composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of transferrin, and wherein the transferrin is a mixture of apo-transferrin
and holo-transferrin in a ratio from 99% Apo-Tf:1% Holo-Tf to 30% Apo-Tf:70% Holo-Tf.

US Pat. No. 9,691,724

MULTI-CHIP PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD

GE Embedded Electronics O...

1. A multi-chip package, comprising:
a conductor pattern
a first component having contact terminals facing towards the conductor pattern and conductively connected to the conductor
pattern by means of first contact elements;

a second component having contact terminals facing towards said conductor pattern and conductively connected to said same
conductor pattern by means of second contact elements;

wherein the first component and the second component are embedded in an insulation on the same side of the conductor pattern
and the surface of the conductor pattern opposite the first and second components projects outward from the insulation.

US Pat. No. 9,690,283

MACHINE TOOL FOR A THREADING PROCESS

Okuma Corporation, Oguch...

1. A machine tool, comprising:
a holding device on which a shaft-shaped workpiece is mounted;
a tool capable of moving in radial and axial directions of the workpiece with respect to the workpiece;
a machining control unit that performs a threading process by repeating a tool pass in which the tool cuts the workpiece in
the radial direction, moves in a direction parallel to an axis of the workpiece, and then moves away from the workpiece in
the radial direction while the workpiece and the tool are relatively rotated about the axis of the workpiece;

a rotation-speed control unit capable of changing a rotation speed on a tool pass basis; and
a rotation-speed computing section that computes a relative rotation speed between the workpiece and the tool in every tool
pass, wherein

the machining control unit is capable of performing the threading process in a plurality of types of cutting modes having
different cutting methods of the tool, the machine tool further comprising:

a number-of-same-rotation-speed-cutting-passes computing section that determines a cutting mode and sets the number of same
rotation speed cutting passes to “1” if the radial infeed mode or flank infeed is set as the cutting mode, while sets the
number of same rotation speed cutting passes to “2” if the alternate flank infeed mode is set as the cutting mode.

US Pat. No. 9,660,167

WOUND AND FOLDED THERMOELECTRIC SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER ...

1. A thermoelectric system comprising:
a plurality of thermocouples each formed of two thermocouple limbs that include
different thermoelectrically active materials and that are connected electrically in series and thermally in parallel, the
thermoelectrically active materials being disposed on a flexible and electrically insulating layer so as to form a matrix
of a plurality of parallel rows of the thermocouple limbs shaped in columns having a same width;

wherein contact regions of adjacent thermocouple limbs are each disposed on a straight fold line above one another in a column
direction, and

wherein the matrix is wound parallel to the rows on top of one another to form a flat strip in which a region of the flexible
and electrically insulating layer that has no thermoelectrically active materials disposed on either a front side or a back
side thereof is folded over onto a first row of the thermocouple limbs so as to electrically insulate the first row of thermocouple
limbs from a second row of thermocouple limbs, and wherein the flat strip is folded along the fold lines in the manner of
a concertina with elevations and depressions equidistant to one another.

US Pat. No. 9,659,504

PRESENTATION CAPTURE WITH AUTOMATICALLY CONFIGURABLE OUTPUT

CRESTRON ELECTRONICS INC....

1. A presentation capture device for capturing a content audio stream, a content video stream, and a presenter audio stream
of a presentation comprising:
an analog video input channel configured for receiving an analog video signal comprising the content video stream;
a digital content input channel configured for receiving one of a digital video data stream comprising the content video stream
and a digital data stream comprising the content video stream and the content audio stream;

an analog audio input channel configured for receiving an analog audio signal comprising the content audio stream;
a microphone input channel configured for receiving an analog audio signal comprising the presenter audio stream;
a digital output channel configured for transmitting a combined audiovisual (AV) digital data stream comprising a combination
of the content video stream, the content audio stream, and the presenter audio stream;

wherein the presentation capture device is configured for:
detecting which input channel is receiving the content audio stream and the content video stream and automatically routing
a detected combination of input channels to the digital output channel,

automatically routing the analog video input channel and the analog audio input channel to the digital output channel when
the presentation capture device detects that the digital content input channel is inactive,

automatically routing the digital content input channel and the analog audio input channel to the digital output channel when
the presentation capture device detects that the digital content input channel is receiving a digital video data stream comprising
the content video stream,

automatically routing the digital content input channel to the digital output channel when the presentation capture device
detects that the digital content input channel is receiving a digital data stream comprising the content video stream and
the content audio stream,

simultaneously recording the content video stream, the content audio stream, and the presenter audio stream, and
combining the content video stream, the content audio stream, and the presenter audio stream as the combined AV digital data
stream.

US Pat. No. 9,658,625

ADD-ON CHAMBER FOR IMPROVED RESPONSE OF GAS PRESSURE REGULATORS

Sensus USA Inc., Raleigh...

1. A gas pressure regulator for regulating a pressure of a gas system, the gas pressure regulator comprising:
a first chamber;
a first diaphragm separating the first chamber into a first compartment and a second compartment;
a second chamber;
a second diaphragm separating the second chamber into a third compartment and a fourth compartment, the fourth compartment
being connected to, and in communication with, the first compartment of the first chamber;

a movement of the first diaphragm causes a corresponding movement of the second diaphragm that changes a first volume of the
fourth compartment and a second volume of the third compartment; and

a vertically extending adapter connecting the first compartment of the first chamber to the fourth compartment of the second
chamber, the adapter including

lower and upper threaded vertical portions,
at least one opening in the upper threaded vertical portion through which the first compartment and the fourth compartment
communicate, and

a lip extending in a horizontal direction,
wherein an outer diameter of the lower threaded vertical portion matches an inner diameter of a vertically extending portion
of the first compartment, an outer diameter of the upper threaded vertical portion matches an inner diameter of the second
chamber, and an opening area of the at least one opening is greater than an opening area of a smallest opening between the
first compartment and the fourth compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,692,629

RESOURCE BLOCK BASED MULTICARRIER MODULATIONS FOR AGILE SPECTRUM

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A method for performing multicarrier modulation in a wireless communication device, the method comprising:
receiving a multicarrier modulated signal that were filtered and windowed;
formatting the received multicarrier modulated signal into a plurality of per-resource block (RB) multicarrier modulated signals;
performing RB de-modulation, according to one or more schemes, on each of the plurality of per-RB multicarrier modulated signals
to de-modulate each per-RB multicarrier modulated signal from a frequency band of each RB to a baseband separately, wherein
the de-modulation is different for at least one of the plurality of RBs, wherein non-contiguous available spectrum is partitioned
into a plurality of resource blocks, wherein each RB of the plurality of RBs comprises a plurality of subcarriers;

filtering each of the plurality of per-RB de-modulated signals separately;
estimating and equalizing the channel of each of the plurality of per-RB de-modulated signals to output estimated symbols
for each of the plurality of per-RB de-modulated signals; and

decoding the estimated symbols for each of the plurality of per-RB de-modulated signals.

US Pat. No. 9,689,316

GAS TURBINE ENGINE OVERSPEED PREVENTION

TUCSON EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, ...

1. A method for controlling a gas turbine engine, comprising operations of: responsive to the engine reaching a first prescribed
engine overspeed condition, managing the engine by conducting operations comprising:
cutting fuel input to idle;
partially or completely opening one or more bleed bands;
constricting inlet guide vanes;
activating one or more engine igniters for a prescribed duration; and
responsive to abatement of the first engine overspeed condition or a second overspeed condition avoiding shutdown of the engine
and continuing to operate the engine.

US Pat. No. 9,688,507

BRAKING WRAP DISPENSER

Pratt Corrugated Holdings...

1. A film dispenser comprising:
a holding member, the holding member comprising
a first end and a second end, the holding member defining a longitudinal axis that extends from the first end to the second
end,

a brake portion defined on the second end of the holding member, the brake portion comprising a width and a length, and
a connecting portion extending radially inward from the brake portion,
the second end of the holding member defining a slot, the slot comprising a first portion extending across the width of the
brake portion and a second portion and a third portion extending across the length of the brake portion, the second portion
and the third portion distal from each other on opposing sides of the brake portion; and

a rotating member having a first end and a second end, the rotating member defining an axis of rotation that extends from
the first end to the second end, the longitudinal axis of the holding member aligned with the axis of rotation of the rotating
member.

US Pat. No. 9,660,476

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR DISCHARGING AN ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORE AND POWER CONVERTER COMPRISING SUCH A CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT

CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRON...

1. A circuit arrangement for discharging an electrical energy store, the circuit arrangement comprising:
a first discharge current path from a first, positive electrical connection of the energy store to a second, negative electrical
connection of the energy store, the first discharge current path comprising:

a voltage limiter for uncontrolled, passive discharge of the energy store and for keeping a charging voltage of the energy
store at least at a voltage threshold; and

a first current limiter for limiting a first discharge current in the first discharge current path in the case of passive
discharge of the energy store;

wherein the voltage limiter has a first electrical connection connected to the positive electrical connection of the energy
store and a second electrical connection connected to the negative electrical connection of the energy store;

a second discharge current path from the positive electrical connection of the energy store to the negative electrical connection
of the energy store in parallel with the first discharge current path, the second discharge path comprising a semiconductor
switch with an actuation connection and controllable via the actuation connection for controlled, active discharge of the
energy store;

wherein the semiconductor switch has a first electrical connection connected to the positive electrical connection of the
energy store and a second electrical connection connected to the negative electrical connection of the energy store;

a first control path between the first electrical connection of the voltage limiter and the actuation connection of the semiconductor
switch providing a first control signal from the first electrical connection of the voltage limiter to the actuation connection
of the semiconductor switch for actuating the semiconductor switch; and

an overcharging identification unit for identifying overcharging of the energy store;
a first signal path and a second signal path between the overcharging identification unit and the first current limiter for
measuring a first discharge voltage at the first current limiter;

wherein the overcharging identification unit is designed to identify overcharging of the energy store on the basis of the
first discharge voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,659,344

GRAPHICS PROCESSING APPARATUS, DISPLAY APPARATUS FOR AN AIRCRAFT COCKPIT, AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING GRAPHICAL DATA

Diehl Aerospace GmbH, Ub...

1. A graphics processing apparatus comprising:
a control device for accepting graphical data relating to first graphic objects from a first application and for accepting
graphical data relating to second graphic objects from a second application;

a geometry module for generating the geometry data of the graphic objects from the graphical data;
a raster module for rasterizing the graphic objects on the basis of the geometry data and for generating pixels of the graphic
objects;

the control device, the geometry module and the raster module forming a graphics pipeline which is designed to process one
of the graphic objects in a serial pass through by generating pixels of the graphic object from the graphical data relating
to the graphic object,

wherein the graphics pipeline is designed to interrupt the processing of one of the first graphic objects of the first application
in a first serial pass through so that a partially processed graphic object is present, to process at least one of the second
graphic objects of the second application in a second serial pass through, and subsequently to continue the processing of
the partially processed graphic object of the first application,

wherein context data comprise: register data of the modules; and fifo data from memory devices between or upstream of the
modules, and

wherein the register data and the fifo data are alternately arranged in the context data, the assignment of the data to the
modules and to the memory devices being fixed by the position of the register data and of the fifo data in the context data.

US Pat. No. 9,658,033

LATTICE REINFORCED ARMOR ARRAY

Armorworks Enterprises LL...

1. A hard armor structure, comprising:
a symmetrical array of hexagonal, regularly shaped armor grade ceramic tiles; and
a metal lattice structure comprising rigid cell walls surrounding each tile made of strips of formed sheet metal in a side-by-side
configuration, wherein the strips of sheet metal are formed in a repeating, three sided shape to define alternating, half
hexagonal cells on either side of each strip.

US Pat. No. 9,657,594

GAS TURBINE ENGINE, MACHINE AND SELF-ALIGNING FOIL BEARING SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:
a compressor;
a turbine;
a static structure having a bearing pilot feature configured to pilot a bearing system; and
a self-aligning foil bearing system operative to transmit rotor loads from at least one of the compressor and the turbine
to the static structure, wherein the foil bearing system includes:

a foil bearing;
a housing configured to receive the foil bearing and configured to be at least partially received within the bearing pilot
feature;

a fulcrum extending outward from the housing toward the bearing pilot feature; and
an axial spring configured to impart an axial load on the housing and to generate a predetermined radial frictional damping
characteristic of the housing,

wherein the self-aligning foil bearing system is operative to align the foil bearing with an axis of rotation of the at least
one of the compressor and the turbine.

US Pat. No. 9,693,272

NEIGHBOUR CELL MEASUREMENTS

Optis Circuit Technology,...

1. A method in a user equipment, UE, connected to a first radio access network, RAN, for obtaining a block of information,
FS, transmitted by a transmitter in a second RAN, to which second RAN the UE is not connected, wherein:
the FS has a duration DTFS and is repeatedly transmitted every T1 time units,
an idle block having a duration DTID is transmitted every T2 time units, where T2 is greater than T1,the method comprising a repeated mapping process of:
obtaining timing information for a measurement interval that specifies a point in time, GAPT, and a duration, GAPD, for the
measurement interval, during which measurement interval reception of information from the second RAN can be performed,

calculating a first mapping of GAPT and GAPD onto a first interval said first interval starting at zero and having a duration
of T2 time units,

calculating, based on the first mapping, an interval DTME1 that is not overlapping with a previously recorded DTME1, and if
DTME1 is greater than zero:

recording DTME1,
receiving information from the second RAN during DTME1, and
storing the received information in a first measurement buffer to obtain aggregated recordings of DTME1;
repeating the mapping process until the aggregated recordings of DTME1 span an interval [0, T3], where T3 is T1 plus DTFS,
and then:

obtaining the FS from the first measurement buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,692,910

TELEPHONE SWITCHING SYSTEM, TELEPHONE SWITCHING METHOD, TELEPHONE SWITCHING PROGRAM, TELEPHONE SWITCHBOARD, AND MANAGEMENT TERMINAL

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A telephone switching system comprising a telephone switchboard and a management terminal connected to the telephone switchboard,
wherein
the telephone switchboard comprises:
a detection unit that detects an occurrence of a predetermined event;
an e-mail creation unit that creates a notification mail in which a content of the event detected by the detection unit is
described; and

a transmitting unit that transmits the notification mail to the management terminal,
the management terminal comprises:
a receiving unit that receives the notification mail;
an e-mail creation unit that creates a reply mail corresponding to the notification mail received by the receiving unit; and
a transmitting unit that transmits the reply mail to the telephone switchboard, and
the telephone switchboard further comprises:
a receiving unit that receives the reply mail; and
a setting unit that sets an operation condition for a predetermined operation performed by the telephone switchboard based
on the reply mail received by the receiving unit, and

wherein the reply mail is a blank mail, and
wherein the creation and the transmission of the reply mail in the management terminal are automatically carried out based
on a preparatory setting without involving an operation by a user.

US Pat. No. 9,661,743

FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF FABRICATING

Multek Technologies, Ltd....

1. A flexible circuit board comprising:
a. a flexible multi-layer body comprising an interconnect layer, a first flexible insulating layer and a second flexible insulating
layer, wherein the interconnect layer comprises a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, further wherein
the first flexible insulating layer is in contact with the first surface of the interconnect layer and the second flexible
insulating layer is in contact with the second surface of the interconnect layer;

b. a center section that is more rigid than the flexible multi-layer body, wherein the center section comprises the interconnect
layer such that the interconnect layer extends as a common layer to both the flexible multi-layer body and the center section,
further wherein the center section further comprises a first printed circuit stack stacked on the first surface of the interconnect
layer and a second printed circuit stack stacked on the second surface of the interconnect layer, the first printed circuit
stack and the second printed circuit stack each comprising one or more rigid or flexible layers and one or more pre-preg or
adhesive layers: and

c. a transition material positioned at one or more transition locations between the flexible multi-layer body and the center
section in order to provide structural support, wherein the transition material has a lower elasticity than first and second
flexible insulating layers of the flexible multi-layer body and a higher elasticity than the center section, further wherein
a first portion of the transition material extends partially into the center section such that the first portion is positioned
between the first surface of the interconnect layer and the first printed circuit stack, and a second portion of the transition
material extends partially into the flexible multi-layer body such that the second portion is positioned between the first
surface of the interconnect layer and the first flexible insulating layer, wherein the transition material occupies a position
overlapping a first portion of the center section adjacent to the flexible multi-layer body while a remaining second portion
of the center section is unoccupied by the transition material, further wherein the transition material further occupies a
position overlapping a first portion of the flexible multi-layer body adjacent to the first portion of the center section
while a remaining second portion of the flexible multi-layer body is unoccupied by the transition material.

US Pat. No. 9,660,750

RADIO COMMNICATION DEVICE AND RESPONSE SIGNAL DIFFUSION METHOD

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A radio communication apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to spread an ACKnowledgement/Negative ACKnowledgement (ACK/NACK) signal or a Channel Quality Indicator
(CQI) signal with a sequence defined by one of a plurality of cyclic shift values; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the ACK/NACK signal or the CQI signal;
wherein the processor is configured, in each symbol that forms the ACK/NACK signal or the CQI signal, to use one of a first
set of cyclic shift values, which form a portion of the plurality of the cyclic shift values and which are adjacent to each
other, for the ACK/NACK signal, and to use one of a second set of cyclic shift values, which are not within the portion of
the plurality of the cyclic shift values, for the CQI signal, and at least one cyclic shift value is not used for either the
ACK/NACK signal or the CQI signal.

US Pat. No. 9,692,614

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TIME SYNCHRONIZATION IN IN-VEHICLE ETHERNET COMMUNICATION NETWORK

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for providing time synchronization in a node connected to an Audio Video Bridging (AVB) Ethernet communication
network, the method comprising steps of:
receiving static announcement messages from adjacent nodes and constituting a static grandmaster table;
reselecting a grandmaster with reference to the static grandmaster table when a synchronization message timer expires;
updating the static grandmaster table according to the reselection of the grandmaster; and
selecting a grandmaster bridge using the static announcement messages received from the adjacent nodes when the new grandmaster
is reselected,

wherein when the grandmaster bridge is selected, roles of ports of the node are set according to a result of the selection
of the grandmaster bridge, and port allocation state information of the static grandmaster table is updated based on the set
roles of the ports.

US Pat. No. 9,692,534

CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION UNITS, AND METHOD FOR BROADCAST AND UNICAST COMMUNICATION

SCA IPLA Holdings Inc., ...

1. A method for supporting broadcast and unicast transmission in a wireless communication system that comprises a plurality
of communication cells, the method comprising:
generating, by a communication device, a radio frame in a physical resource, the radio frame including a plurality of unicast
sub-frames that use a first cell identifier; and

replacing, by the communication device, one of the unicast sub-frames in the radio frame with a broadcast sub-frame that uses
a second cell identifier, the remaining unicast sub-frames of the plurality of unicast sub-frames including unicast control
information, wherein

the first cell identifier is different to the second cell identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,692,203

OPTICAL MODULE

OCLARO JAPAN, INC., Kana...

1. An optical module, comprising:
an optical subassembly configured to convert at least one of an optical signal or an electrical signal into another one of
the optical signal and the electrical signal;

a wiring substrate that has a wiring pattern comprising a connecting portion and is arranged on the optical subassembly so
as to be electrically connected thereto; and

a flexible insulating layer formed between the optical subassembly and the wiring substrate,
the optical subassembly comprising:
a conductive stem that has a surface opposed to the wiring substrate, the conductive stem being shaped so that the surface
has a through hole opened therein and being connected to a reference potential; and

a signal lead for transmitting a signal, the signal lead passing through the through hole while being electrically insulated
from the conductive stem,

the signal lead passing through the flexible insulating layer to be joined to the connecting portion,
the flexible insulating layer being in contact with the connecting portion, the signal lead, and the surface of the conductive
stem.

US Pat. No. 9,690,301

PRESSURE BASED MASS FLOW CONTROLLER

Reno Technologies, Inc.

1. A mass flow controller (MFC) for delivery of process gas, comprising:
an enclosure attached to a base with a length;
a conduit channeling through the base of the MFC to receive the process gas and to exhaust the process gas at a desired mass
flow rate;

a proportional inlet valve physically coupled to the base and having an input and an output to utilize conductance to control
a P1 pressure of a P1 volume of the process gas,

wherein a first pressure transducer is coupled to the proportional inlet valve without being physically coupled to the conduit
in the base, and wherein a pressure of the process gas, after passing through a valve seat of proportional inlet valve, is
communicated to the first pressure transducer via a hole in the proportional inlet valve;

a restrictor coupled to the conduit of the base downstream from the proportional inlet valve;
a second pressure transducer physically coupled to the conduit of the base downstream from the restrictor;
an embedded temperature sensor;
a printed circuit board (PCB) containing support electronics and software to detect and control the gas flow; and
a relief valve to reduce bleed down time of transients between gas flows by venting at least a portion of process gas from
the P1 volume;

wherein the relief valve comprises an on/off valve with an orifice in series for bleeding off process gas from the P1 volume only when wanted.

US Pat. No. 9,687,035

IMPACT-ABSORBING PAD, CLOTHING FURNISHED WITH SAME AND METHOD FOR PREVENTING FEMORAL FRACTURES

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An impact-absorbing pad comprising a pad main body having a flat shape, the pad main body including an impact-deflecting
part having a through hole with a maximum length of 80 mm or less and an area of 600 mm2 or more and 5,000 mm2 or less such that the pad main body is configured to surround a greater trochanter of a femur, the pad main body being configured
to apply the impact-deflecting part onto the greater trochanter of the femur such that the pad main body and a periphery of
the greater trochanter of the femur facing the pad main body absorb an impact force directed to the greater trochanter of
the femur, thereby preventing a femoral fracture,
wherein the pad main body has a thickness of 13 mm or less, impact absorbability, and a flexural modulus of 100 MPa or less
that is calculated based on a measurement in accordance with Japanese Industrial Standard (JIS) K7171, and

the pad main body includes at least one first relief part having a through hole below the impact-deflecting part, a distance
from a lower end of the impact-deflecting part to an upper end of the first relief part is 5 mm or more and 50 mm or less,
and the first relief part is designed to have a maximum length of 5 mm or more and 50mm or less.

US Pat. No. 9,659,749

BEAM EXTRACTION SLIT STRUCTURE AND ION SOURCE

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. A beam extraction slit structure of an ion source plasma chamber adjacent to an extraction electrode, the extraction electrode
positioned across a gap from an elongated slit of the beam extraction slit structure in a beam extraction direction, the elongated
slit arranged along a slit longitudinal direction perpendicular to the beam extraction direction, the beam extraction slit
structure comprising:
a plasma chamber interior surface that is, in operation, in contact with a plasma;
a plasma chamber exterior surface that faces the extraction electrode; and
an elongated slit surface that extends from the interior surface to the exterior surface in the beam extraction direction
to define the elongated slit, the elongated slit surface including a plasma meniscus fixing part formed in a center of the
elongated slit in the slit longitudinal direction to fixingly maintain a plasma meniscus of the plasma and a plasma meniscus
non-fixing part formed in an end of the elongated slit in the slit longitudinal direction to movably maintain the plasma meniscus
of the plasma in the beam extraction direction.

US Pat. No. 9,655,605

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. A surgical instrument comprising:
a mount body having a top portion, a distal end, a proximal end and a bottom portion wherein the bottom portion comprises
a mounting mechanism configured to reversibly clamp the surgical instrument to a retractor system;

an actuator mounted to the mount body at a proximal end region of the mount body;
a joint member pivotally mounted at a distal end portion of the mount body to allow positioning of a proximal portion of an
arm extending distally from the joint member from a left distal region of the mount body to a right distal region of the mount
body and vice versa without causing movement of the actuator, the joint member configured to at least partially constrain
movement of the proximal portion of the arm to a plane, wherein a proximal link of the arm immediately adjacent to the joint
member is pivotable to a substantially perpendicular position with respect to the mount body; and

a working end mounted to a distal end portion of the arm, wherein the actuator is rotatably mounted to the mount body at the
proximal end of the mount body, wherein the actuator is configured to change a state of the arm from a flexible state to a
rigid state by rotation of the actuator in a first rotational direction, and from the rigid state to the flexible state by
rotation of the actuator in a counter-rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 9,657,054

IMMUNOGLOBULIN AGGREGATE REMOVAL

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A method for obtaining an immunoglobulin in monomeric form, characterized in that the method comprises the following steps:
a) incubating a solution comprising the polypeptide in monomeric form and in aggregated form with underivatized controlled
pore glass with a surface of 100 m 2 to 150 m 2 per gram of immunoglobulin at a pH value of from pH 4.5 to pH 5.5, wherein the incubating is by applying the solution to a
chromatography column comprising the “underivatized”controlled pore glass, and

b) recovering a flow-through and thereby obtaining the immunoglobulin in monomeric form.

US Pat. No. 9,692,903

NETWORK DOMAIN SELECTION

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method for transferring a call established by a first client to second client, the method comprising:
establishing a call via a first client;
sending a setup message from the second client on a user element to initiate transfer of the call from the first client to
the second client;

receiving the setup message at a continuity control function (CCF) which is currently anchoring the call;
in response to receiving the setup message, sending a message including an identity of the CCF to a media gateway controller;
at the media gateway controller, initiating an invite message to a serving call session control function (S-CSCF) including
the identity of the CCF and identifying the media gateway controller as a representative of the user element in a domain for
the call; and

at the S-CSCF, forwarding the invite message to the CCF, and, at the CCF, sending an update to a remote endpoint to effect
a transfer of the call to the second client.

US Pat. No. 9,690,160

LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS IMAGE FORMING DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL LENS IMAGE FORMING METHOD

Shenzhen Mercury Optoelec...

1. A liquid crystal lens image forming device, comprising:
at least one liquid crystal lens;
a drive circuit, which is connected to the liquid crystal lens to set, at a first moment, the liquid crystal lens in a non-lens
state and to set, at a second moment, the liquid crystal lens in a lens state;

at least one image pick-up unit, the image pick-up unit being arranged to pick up a first light signal passing through the
liquid crystal lens at the first moment and to generate a first image signal in response to the first light signal and to
pick up a second light signal passing through the liquid crystal lens at the second moment and to generate a second image
signal in response to the second light signal; and

an image processing unit, which is connected to the image pick-up unit to receive both the first image signal and the second
image signal and to process the first image signal and the second image signal to obtain a processed image signal as a target
image signal;

wherein the image processing unit processes the first image signal and the second image signal based on the following equation
to obtain the target image signal:

I3=I2??·I1
wherein I3 is the target image signal; I1 is the first image signal; I2 is the second image signal; ? is a polarization state anisotropic factor indicating the ratio of the polarization light component
that is unmodulated by the liquid crystal lens in the incident light; and ?·I1 represents the image signal generated with the light signal that is unmodulated by the liquid crystal lens.

US Pat. No. 9,661,641

PHYSICAL CELL IDENTIFIER CONFIGURATION METHOD, LOGIC ROOT SEQUENCE INDEX CONFIGURATION METHOD, AND BASE STATION DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A logic root sequence index configuration method for decreasing a false random access alarm of a serving cell in a cellular
telecommunications system, the method comprising:
sequentially searching a logic root sequence index occupancy table for a plurality of logic root sequence indexes (LRSIs)
that are not occupied by a neighboring cell;

using each logic root sequence index (LRSI) among the plurality of LRSIs as a lookup parameter;
finding a plurality of interference coefficients; wherein, each of the plurality of interference coefficients corresponding
to one LRSI from a preset interference coefficient table, wherein the interference coefficient of a sounding reference signal
of the neighboring cell is recorded in the interference coefficient table, and the interference coefficient of the sounding
reference signal is for detection of a physical random access channel of the serving cell under a condition that a physical
cell identifier of the neighboring cell and each LRSI is given; and

outputting a first LRSI from among the plurality of LRSIs as an initial LRSI of the serving cell when none of the interference
coefficients corresponding to the plurality of LRSIs is greater than an interference coefficient threshold, thereby decreasing
the false random access alarm of the serving cell.

US Pat. No. 9,661,563

EFFICIENT SEARCHING FOR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for operating a communications device, comprising:
detecting a change in condition of the communications device;
weighting a plurality of factors of the communications device upon detecting the change in condition of the communication
device, a first weight being assigned to one or more first factors from among the plurality of factors and a second weight
being assigned to one or more second factors from among the plurality of factors, the first weight being a larger weight than
the second weight;

determining, by the communications device, a time interval for scanning for a communications network based on the weighted
plurality of factors; and

scanning, by the communications device, for the communications network in accordance with the time interval for scanning.

US Pat. No. 9,660,367

SMART CARD SEAT AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

XIAOMI INC., Haidian Dis...

3. An electronic device, wherein the electronic device comprises a smart card seat comprising a seat body and at least one
seat terminal for electrically contacting a metal contact of a smart card,
wherein each of the at least one seat terminal comprises a terminal fixing portion and a strip-shaped terminal cantilever;
and the terminal cantilever has a tail fixedly connected to a first stationary end of the terminal fixing portion, a head
operatively placed on a second stationary end of the terminal fixing portion, and a middle portion higher than the tail and
the head;

wherein the terminal fixing portion is a framed metal structure with a cutout in the middle, and the terminal cantilever is
located above the cutout of the terminal fixing portion;

wherein the second stationary end has two bending portions protruding relative to the cutout, and each bending portion gradually
declines in a direction from the tail to the head of the terminal cantilever;

wherein the head of the terminal cantilever has two supporting portions protruding laterally from the head and away from each
other;

wherein the seat body comprises a metal plate below the head of the terminal cantilever; and
wherein the supporting portions are in contact with the bending portions, respectively, when the smart card is not inserted
into the smart card seat, and the supporting portions are disengaged from the bending portions and slide forwards to contact
the metal plate, when the smart card is inserted into the smart card seat.

US Pat. No. 9,657,008

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

AstraZeneca AB, (SE)

1. A compound of the Formula (I)
wherein
R1 is methyl or ethyl; and

R2 is (C2-3)alkyl substituted by hydroxy;
or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,658,229

MODULATORS OF ITCH UBIQUITINASE ACTIVITY

RYBOQUIN COMPANY LIMITED,...

1. A method for identifying an agent which modulates E3 ubiquitin ligase Itch activity comprising:
incubating an agent or agents to be tested with an Itch ubiquitin ligase in the presence of a reconstituted in vitro ubiquitination
system comprising E1, E2, ubiquitin, and ATP,

determining the amount of ubiquitin ligated to Itch in the presence of the agent or agents to be tested; and
selecting those agents which modulate the amount of ubiquitin ligated to Itch compared to the amount of ubiquitin ligated
to Itch in the absence of the agent or agents to be tested.

US Pat. No. 9,688,208

STORAGE BIN DOUBLE TRACK SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A sliding storage compartment assembly for a motor vehicle, comprising:
a storage bin slidably received in a storage bin holder by a dual track assembly defined by opposed sets of rails and cooperating
opposed sets of tracks;

wherein each of the opposed sets of rails and cooperating opposed sets of tracks are vertically and laterally offset one from
another;

further wherein each rail of the opposed sets of rails and each track of the cooperating opposed sets of tracks are disposed
whereby a rail length dimension does not overlap another rail length dimension and a track length dimension does not overlap
another track length dimension.

US Pat. No. 9,658,117

TOTAL AIR TEMPERATURE PROBES FOR REDUCING DEICING HEATER ERROR

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A total air temperature probe comprising:
a probe head having an airflow inlet, a main airflow outlet, a main probe head wall extending from the airflow inlet to the
main airflow outlet, and a flow separation bend wall positioned between the airflow inlet and the main airflow outlet, the
flow separation bend wall being opposite the main probe head wall across a primary flow passage defined through the probe
head from the airflow inlet to the main airflow outlet;

opposed sidewalls, each sidewall connecting between the main probe head wall and the flow separation bend wall; and
a flow separation trip feature defined on an interior surface of the main probe head wall for tripping a boundary layer flow
separation in flow in the primary flow passage, wherein the flow separation trip feature spans the main probe head wall from
one of the opposed sidewalls to the other, and, wherein the flow separation trip feature has a leading notch edge spaced inward
from the airflow inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,656,211

METHOD FOR REGENERATING CARBON DIOXIDE ABSORBING LIQUID IN CARBON DIOXIDE RECOVERY METHOD

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. A method for regenerating a carbon dioxide absorbing liquid in a carbon dioxide recovery method, comprising:
a carbon dioxide absorption step of bringing a gas to be treated containing carbon dioxide into contact with a carbon dioxide
absorbing liquid, thereby removing carbon dioxide from the gas to be treated, and

a regeneration step of removing carbon dioxide from a rich solution that has absorbed carbon dioxide in the carbon dioxide
absorption step, thereby regenerating the carbon dioxide absorbing liquid,

the rich solution that has absorbed carbon dioxide is guided in liquid form to a membrane separation apparatus that is selectively
permeable to carbon dioxide and equipped with a zeolite membrane for carbon dioxide separation,

carbon dioxide is separated and removed by a pervaporation method, and
the carbon dioxide absorbing liquid is thus regenerated,
the membrane separation apparatus being a multi-tube separation membrane module, the multi-tube separation membrane module
having a double-tube structure including a tubular zeolite membrane element for separating carbon dioxide and an outer tube
coupled thereto and having the function of sending a heat source into the shell space outside the outer tube, thereby heating
the outer tube and the tubular zeolite membrane element for carbon dioxide separation,

the membrane separation apparatus being equipped with a flow path for:
treating a high-temperature gas, and
receiving a high-temperature gas to be treated that is originally to be treated as a heat source in the flow path as the amount
of heat required for the membrane separation of carbon or moisture by a pervaporation device.