US Pat. No. 9,714,324

METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ABS COMPOSITIONS HAVING AN IMPROVED SURFACE FOLLOWING STORAGE IN A WARM-HUMID ENVIRONMENT

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. A process for producing a composition comprising
A) 0 to 98 parts by weight, based on the sum total of A and B, of a thermoplastic polymer or a mixture of a plurality of thermoplastic
polymers different from B and

B) 2 to 100 parts by weight, based on the sum total of A and B, of
B1) at least one graft polymer prepared in an emulsion polymerization process,
B2) optionally at least one graft polymer prepared by the bulk, suspension or solution polymerization process,
B3) optionally at least one rubber-free vinyl(co)polymer and
C) 0 to 30 parts by weight, based on the sum total on A and B, of at least one commercially available polymer additive,
where the sum total of parts by weight A and B is 100, and
component B, optionally component B1 or a pre-compound composed of component B1 with at least one of components B2 and B3
or with a portion of at least one of components B2 and B3, more preferably a pre-compound composed of component B1 and the
entirety or a portion of component B3, comprises at least one inorganic salt consisting of a cation selected from the group
of the alkali metals, alkaline earth metals and aluminum and an anion selected from the group consisting of chloride, sulfate,
nitrate, phosphate, acetate and formate, in a concentration of the salt or salt mixture of 100 to 5000 mg/kg, based on the
composition, and

wherein
a) in a first process step the entirety of the component(s) containing the salt from B, optionally together with a portion
or the entirety of the remaining components from B, A and C, is contacted in a shaft drier, air circulation drier or climate-controlled
silo with a water vapor-containing atmosphere having a relative air humidity of at least 70%,

b) in a second process step the component(s) thus contacted with water are melted and kneaded in the molten state and/or
c) in a third process step the component thus prepared is mixed with the remaining components of the composition, the mixture
is melted again and kneaded, and the components of the mixture are interdispersed in this way,

where a reduced pressure of at least 200 mbar is applied at least in one of steps b) and c) and, in this way, the water introduced
into the process in process step a) is removed again from the product.

US Pat. No. 9,717,095

CONTROL SIGNALLING METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A communications method implemented in a base station used in a wireless communications system, the communications method
comprising:
adding a predetermined value to a downlink (DL) control information (DCI) format notifying time division duplexing (TDD) reconfiguration;
transmitting, to a user equipment, the DCI format comprising a repeated fast TDD configuration indication (FCI),
transmitting, to the user equipment, in a first fixed DL subframe in a radio frame, an indication of an uplink (UL)-DL reconfiguration,
and

reconfiguring framing intervals by enabling a user equipment (UE) to operate according to a procedure related to a detected
FCI responsive to a detection of the repeated FCI.

US Pat. No. 9,714,271

CYCLOSPORINE ANALOGUE MOLECULES MODIFIED AT AMINO ACID 1 AND 3

ContraVir Pharmaceuticals...

1. A compound of Formula L:
wherein:
a) R? is H or acetyl;
b) R1 is a saturated or unsaturated straight or branched aliphatic carbon chain from 2 to 15 carbon atoms in length;
c) R2 is selected from the group consisting of:
i) an unsubstituted, N-substituted, or N,N-disubstituted amide;
ii) a carboxylic acid;
iii) a nitrile;
iv) an ester;
v) a ketone;
vi) a hydroxy, dihydroxy, trihydroxy, or polyhydroxy alkyl;
vii) a substituted or unsubstituted aryl;
viii) a saturated or unsaturated straight or branched aliphatic carbon chain substituted with a substituent selected from
the group consisting of a ketone, a hydroxy, a nitrile, a carboxylic acid, an ester, a 1,3-dioxolane, and an oxo;

ix) an aromatic group substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of a halogen, an ester, and a nitro;
and

x) a combination of the saturated or unsaturated straight or branched aliphatic carbon chain of viii) and the aromatic group
of ix); and

d) R23 is unsubstituted C1-C3 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,717,164

CURRENT CONVERTER APPARATUS HAVING A MULTI-PHASE CURRENT CONVERTER

1. Current-converter apparatus for a multi-phase current, said current-converter apparatus comprising:
multiple current-converter modules for each current-converter phase that are electrically connected to one another;
a heat sink in each current-converter module;
at least one semiconductor component arranged on each heat sink in each current-converter module; and
a current-converter cabinet, the current converter modules for each phase being arranged horizontally in a respective row
in the current converter cabinet, one beside the other, the module rows for the respective current converter phases being
arranged vertically, one above the other,

wherein at least one first current converter module has just one control component and just two first semiconductor components,
the two first semiconductor components being electrically connected in parallel or in series with one another, each first
semiconductor component being an insulated gate bipolar transistor, the two first semiconductor components being electrically
connected to be controlled by the control component,

wherein at least one second current converter module has four second semiconductor components, the four second semiconductor
components being electrically connected in series with one another, each second semiconductor component being a diode.

US Pat. No. 9,717,089

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF RECEPTION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a reception response in a wireless communication system, performed by a User Equipment (UE),
the method comprising:
acquiring Downlink Control Information (DCI) via an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH);
receiving downlink data on a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH); and
transmitting a reception response to the downlink data by using Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resources,
wherein, if the PDSCH is transmitted on a Secondary Cell (SCell) and indicated by the EPDCCH, the PUCCH resources are determined
to correspond to a combination of a value of the Transmit Power Control (TPC) field and a value of an offset field related
to the PUCCH resources, among 16 PUCCH resource values, indicated by higher-layer signaling.

US Pat. No. 9,717,158

HANDLE MECHANISM

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A module comprising:
a support member to receive an electronic component;
a top handle to rotate between a top closed position and a top open position,
in the top closed position, a top latch holds the top handle in the top closed position, and
in the top open position, the top handle rotates a first amount to the top open position, rotation of the top handle to rotate
the electronic component a second amount to provide access to the electronic component;

a bottom handle to rotate between a bottom closed position and a bottom open position,
in the bottom closed position, a bottom latch holds the bottom handle in the bottom closed position, and
in the bottom open position, the bottom handle rotates the first amount to the bottom open position, rotation of the bottom
handle to rotate the electronic component the second amount to provide access to the electronic component; and

a cam member to engage with the top handle and the bottom handle to control rotation of the top handle, bottom handle, and
the electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,717,160

HIGH-DENSITY SERVER WITH REDUNDANT POWER SOURCE FOR SERVER MODULES

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A server enclosure comprising:
an enclosure housing including a pair of module insertion/extraction spaces vertically adjoining together, a front opening,
and a rear opening;

a pair of power source units which is placed at a center position in a crosswise direction and which communicates with the
pair of module insertion/extraction spaces in proximity to the rear opening of the enclosure housing;

a plurality of cooling fans which is positioned to communicate with the pair of module insertion/extraction spaces and which
is positioned in opposite sides about the pair of power source units in the crosswise direction, and each of which is positioned
in the rear opening of the enclosure housing with an upper rear opening or a lower rear opening;

a pair of lower server modules, having lower interface units at rear ends thereof, which is inserted through the lower module
insertion/extraction space into the lower rear opening from the front opening and installed in the lower module insertion/extraction
space in an insertable/removable manner in connection with the pair of power source units, wherein the lower interface unit
is retractively inserted into the lower rear opening when the lower server module is moved in a lengthwise direction along
the lower module insertion/extraction space inside the enclosure housing;

a pair of upper server modules, having upper interface units at rear ends thereof, which is inserted through the upper module
insertion/extraction space into the upper rear opening from the front opening and installed in the upper module insertion/extraction
space in an insertable/removable manner in connection with the pair of power source units, wherein the upper interface unit
is retractively inserted into the upper rear opening when the upper server module is moved in the lengthwise direction along
the upper module inside the enclosure housing; and

a power distribution unit integrally configured of an upper board and a lower board connected together by a vertical board,
wherein a pair of front connectors are mounted on the upper board in connection with the pair of upper server modules, another
pair of front connectors are mounted on the lower board in connection with the pair of lower server modules, and a pair of
rear connectors are mounted on the upper board and the lower board in connection with the pair of power source units.

US Pat. No. 9,717,109

WIRELESS PROXIMITY PASSWORD PAIRING OF USER-INTERFACE DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A first electronic device, comprising:
one or more processors;
a memory communicatively coupled to the one or more processors, wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
transmit an advertising packet;
receive input corresponding to at least a password, the password having been generated by a second electronic device after
receipt of the advertising packet, the password enabling pairing between the first electronic device and the second electronic
device; and

transmit a message comprising the password to the second electronic device, wherein the second electronic device is within
a predefined range of the first electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,717,004

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPONSORED CONNECTIVITY TO WIRELESS NETWORKS USING APPLICATION-SPECIFIC NETWORK ACCESS CREDENTIALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method operational at a user device, the method comprising:
receiving and storing, at a memory circuit, a shared key from an application service provider;
determining, at a processing circuit, that a wireless wide area communication network provides application-specific access
to an application service provided by the application service provider;

transmitting, via a wireless communication interface, a registration request, which includes a device identifier and an application
identifier associated with the application service, to the application service provider using a data connection through a
packet data network of the wireless wide area communication network that bypasses authentication by at least one of a home
subscriber service (HSS) and/or authentication authorization accounting (AAA) of the wireless wide area communication network;

receiving, from the wireless wide area communication network, authentication information derived at the application service
provider that is based in part on the shared key, the authentication information received via the wireless communication interface;

performing, at the processing circuit, authentication and key agreement with the wireless wide area communication network
based on the authentication information and the stored shared key; and

communicating, via the wireless communication interface, with the application service after authentication and key agreement
is successfully performed.

US Pat. No. 9,717,168

COMPOSITE CABLE MOUNTED IN INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

Fanuc Corporation, Yaman...

1. A composite cable mounted in an industrial robot, comprising:
a center member for feeding towards an end effector of the industrial robot, during operation of the industrial robot, a fluid
or welding wire material used by the end effector for a work of the industrial robot;

a first signal line arranged at an outer circumferential side of the center member, and connected to an encoder or Hall element
built in a servo motor which drives the industrial robot, the first signal line being configured to transmit a first signal
from the encoder or the Hall element;

a shield which surrounds the first signal line and blocks an electromagnetic wave;
a second signal line arranged at an outer circumferential side of the shield, and connected to the end effector, the second
signal line being configured to transmit a second signal different from the first signal;

a power line arranged at an outer circumferential side of the second signal line;
a partition member of paper material arranged between the second signal line and the power line so as to surround the second
signal line, the partition member being configured to divide the second signal line and the power line into different layers;
and

a tubular sheath which surrounds the power line,
wherein the composite cable is configured so that an electromagnetic wave propagated from the outside of the composite cable
toward inside of the composite cable reaches the shield and is blocked by the shield.

US Pat. No. 9,717,145

THROUGH SILICON VIAS AND THERMOCOMPRESSION BONDING USING INKJET-PRINTED NANOPARTICLES

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A method for filling through-silicon vias (TSVs) in an integrated circuit, the method comprising:
(a) positioning an inkjet printhead, or a first integrated circuit, so that droplets ejected from the inkjet printhead are
directed into a through-silicon via (TSV) to be filled in said first integrated circuit;

(b) ejecting sufficiently small droplets of a conductive nanoparticle ink from said inkjet printhead into said TSV;
(c) heating said integrated circuit to drive evaporation of a solvent carrying conductive nanoparticles within said conductive
nanoparticle ink;

(d) inducing relative motion between the integrated circuit and the inkjet printhead along the length of the TSV while it
is being filled;

(e) determining that the TSV has been sufficiently filled by determining that a predetermined number of droplets have been
ejected with respect to size of the TSV being filled; and

(f) repeating steps (a) through (e) for all TSV to be filled on said first integrated circuit, whereby said first integrated
circuit is prepared for bonding to a second integrated circuit in a process which includes a bonding temperature above a sintering
temperature of nanoparticles in the conductive nanoparticle ink to form electrical interconnection between the first integrated
circuit and the second integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,717,062

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF IMPLEMENTING TIME SYNCHRONIZATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station system, comprising:
a main unit,
at least one radio unit,
an optical fiber configured to transmit information between the main unit and the at least one radio unit,
wherein
the main unit is configured to receive a first synchronization data from a clock synchronization server through the optical
fiber and perform configuration processing according to the first synchronization data to implement time synchronization with
the clock synchronization server,

the base station system further comprises a first optical adapter module coupled to the at least one radio unit and the clock
synchronization server,

the first optical adapter module includes a first optical fiber interface coupled to the optical fiber,
the first optical adapter module is configured to converge the first synchronization data and a first service data from the
at least one radio unit, and transmit the converged first synchronization data and first service data through the first optical
fiber interface, and

the first optical adapter module is configured close to the side of the at least one radio unit or integrated with the at
least one radio unit.

US Pat. No. 9,717,167

POWER CONVERTER INCLUDING CONTROL CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE ON SIDE SURFACE PART

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power converter comprising:
a power semiconductor module having a power semiconductor element configured to convert a DC current to an AC current;
a passage forming body configured to form a passage space;
a driver circuit substrate configured to drive the power semiconductor element; and
a control circuit substrate configured to control the driver circuit substrate, wherein
the passage forming body has a first surface and a side surface part formed in parallel to a direction perpendicular to the
first surface,

the driver circuit substrate is disposed at a position opposite to the first surface, and
the control circuit substrate is disposed on the side surface part such that a projection of the control circuit substrate
matches a projection of the passage space when a projection is made from a direction perpendicular to the side surface part
of the passage forming body.

US Pat. No. 9,717,165

DATA CENTRE

BRIPCO BVBA, Antwerp (BE...

1. A method of cooling racks of items of electronic equipment in a data centre building, wherein
the racks of items of electronic equipment are accommodated in a plurality of rack storage areas on a floor in the data centre
building, and

the data centre building comprises:
a plurality of cold aisles interleaved between a multiplicity of hot aisles, wherein adjacent hot and cold aisles are separated
by at least one rack storage area, and

at least one access corridor, wherein the at least one access corridor and the cold aisles facilitate personnel access to
the plurality of rack storage areas;

said method of cooling comprising the following steps:
operating one or more controllable air circulation devices comprising one or more fans, upstream of the racks of items of
electronic equipment to cause the transporting of air, via a humidity-based cooling unit, to the cold aisles and thus to the
racks of items of electronic equipment, the air comprising one of (a) ambient air from outside the data centre building and
(b) ambient air from outside the data centre building and recirculated air;

removing the air from the racks of items of electronic equipment; and
at least partially exhausting the removed air from the data centre building;
and wherein
said transporting of air to the racks of items of electronic equipment is performed in a manner wherein said air is transported
above the floor via the at least one access corridor to the plurality of cold aisles, and

said transporting of air to the racks of items of electronic equipment and said removing the air from the racks of items of
electronic equipment causes air to flow past the items of electronic equipment at a rate high enough to cool the items of
electronic equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,717,091

MOBILITY-BASED FRACTIONAL FREQUENCY REUSE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for communication, comprising:
a processing system configured to determine a mobility condition of an access terminal, and further configured to define fractional
frequency reuse for at least one access point based on the mobility condition, wherein, to define the fractional frequency
reuse, the processing system is configured to:

in response to a determination that the mobility condition of the access terminal does not exceed a movement threshold, allocate
to the access terminal a first transmission power associated with a first sub-band and a second transmission power associated
with a second sub-band; and

in response to a determination that the mobility condition of the access terminal exceeds the movement threshold, allocate
to the access terminal a higher transmission power associated with the first sub-band, wherein the higher transmission power
is greater than the first transmission power; and

a communication device configured to send an indication of the defined fractional frequency reuse.

US Pat. No. 9,717,153

FOR RETENTION BASE TO FIXTURE ON COVER REMOVAL FIXTURE

THOMSON LICENSING, Issy-...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a top cover having vertical sidewalls extending from a periphery of the top cover;
vertical base frame sidewalls extending upward from a periphery of a base, wherein the vertical base frame sidewalls are generally
parallel to vertical sidewalls of the top cover and the vertical base frame sidewalls face respective interior surfaces of
the vertical sidewalls of the top cover; and

cover retention clips being V or U shaped for securing the top cover to the base, wherein a first side of the cover retention
clips is attached directly to interior surfaces of the vertical sidewalls of the top cover and a second side of the cover
retention clips engages apertures in the vertical base frame sidewalls to secure the base to the top cover, wherein the cover
retention clips each comprise a bent portion that extends beyond an upper border of the apertures on a same side of the apertures
as the vertical sidewall when engaged;

wherein the cover retention clips are releasable to disassemble the base from the top cover.

US Pat. No. 9,717,152

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND BASE

NEC DISPLAY SOLUTIONS, LT...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a base which supports a display body on a support surface;
a high friction member fixed to a lower surface of the base, the high friction member including a high friction surface whose
friction coefficient is relatively high; and

a low friction member fixed to and stacked on the high friction member, the low friction member including a low friction surface
whose friction coefficient is lower than the friction coefficient of the high friction surface, and the low friction surface
protruding toward the support surface than the high friction surface,

wherein the low friction surface is positioned at an outward side from the high friction surface and is provided closer to
an edge of the lower surface of the base than the high friction surface, and

wherein the high friction surface comes into contact with the support surface in a state Where the low friction surface does
not come into contact with the support surface; and

wherein, in corners of the base, the low friction member is stacked on the high friction member.

US Pat. No. 9,717,015

RATE CONTROL FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:
at least one communication interface configured to:
transmit a first packet stream on a first link;
transmit a second packet stream on a second link, the second packet stream comprising information that is redundant of information
transmitted on the first packet stream;

receive first feedback for the transmission of the first packet stream on the first link, the first feedback indicating success
or failure of an integrity check of packets corresponding to the first packet stream; and

receive second feedback for the transmission of the second packet stream on the second link, the second feedback indicating
success or failure of an integrity check of packets corresponding to the second packet stream; and

at least one processor coupled to the communication interface and configured to:
initiate a retransmission for the first packet stream if both the first feedback and the second feedback indicate a failure
of a respective integrity check;

implement a first rate control loop on the first link, wherein the first rate control loop comprises setting at least one
of a modulation scheme, a coding scheme, or a transmission power, of the first link in accordance with the first feedback;
and

implement a second rate control loop on the second link, wherein the second rate control loop comprises setting at least one
of a modulation scheme, a coding scheme, or a transmission power, of the second link in accordance with the second feedback,

wherein the first rate control loop is independent of the second rate control loop and the second rate control loop is independent
of the first rate control loop.

US Pat. No. 9,717,103

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

6. A wireless communication method performed by a base station apparatus which communicates with a terminal apparatus, the
wireless communication method comprising:
receiving, from the terminal apparatus which includes a storage that stores history information which contains first information
which concerns a cell which the terminal apparatus visited, a radio resource control connection setup complete message, the
radio resource control connection setup complete message including second information, wherein

the second information indicates a presence of the history information, the radio resource control connection setup complete
message not including the history information,

the receiving being performed in a case that the history information is present in the storage; and
the history information contains:
an identifier of the cell which the terminal apparatus visited and
a duration of stay in the cell.

US Pat. No. 9,717,104

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING DATA ACCESS TO MOBILE NETWORK NODES OF A DATA NETWORK

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO, ...

1. A system for providing data access to mobile network nodes of a digital data network, the system comprising:
a local mobility anchor node (“LMA”) having an uplink interface for connecting the digital data network to an upstream network;
a plurality of mobility access gateways (“MAGs”) configured as fixed infrastructure access points, each comprising a wired
interface for communicating with the LMA;

one or more mobile mobility access gateways (“mMAGs”) configured as mobile access points, each comprising a wireless interface
for communicating with the MAGs or other mMAGs; and

a mobile network node (“MNN”) comprising a wireless interface for communicating with the MAGs or mMAGs;
wherein each of the mMAGs is configured by code to establish a network binding to the LMA, wherein each of the mMAGs, so configured,
connects to an access point that is configured as a MAG or another mMAG, such that data packets received by the LMA are routed
and forwarded to the MNN through the access point and the mMAG;

wherein the LMA is configured by code to route and forward the received data packet to the MNN, wherein the LMA, so configured:
identifies the MNN in Binding Cache Entry (“BCE”) data records of the LMA and locating a respective access point in the data
records; and

where the respective access point is indicated as a non-mobile access point, determines that the respective access point is
a fixed access point of the MNN and encapsulates or marks the packet for transport to the fixed access point;

where the respective access point is indicated as a mobile access point, encapsulates or marks the packet for transport to
the mobile access point and identifies, as a function of the BCE data records, a subsequent respective access point;

where the subsequent access point is a non-mobile access point, determines that the subsequent access point is the fixed access
point of the MNN and re-encapsulates or re-marks the packet by the LMA for transport to the fixed access point; and

where the subsequent access point is a mobile access point, re-encapsulates or re-marks the packet for transport to the respective
mobile access point and repeatedly identifies a further subsequent mobile access point as a function of the BCE data records
to locate the fixed access point and, after the fixed access point is located, re-encapsulates or remarks the packet for transport
to the fixed access point.

US Pat. No. 9,717,106

SYSTEM FOR UTILIZING IDENTITY BASED ON PAIRING OF WIRELESS DEVICES

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
wireless circuitry; and
a processor, wherein the processor is configured to:
create a wireless connection to a wireless device via the wireless circuitry;
form a pairing between the apparatus and the wireless device over the wireless connection in response to the wireless device
being within range of the apparatus, wherein the formation of the pairing is based on a unique identifier of the wireless
device that identifies the wireless device during the formation of the pairing, and the unique identifier is received from
the wireless device during the formation of the pairing;

identify a user of the wireless device from user data associated in a database with the unique identifier of the wireless
device in response to receipt of the unique identifier of the wireless device from the wireless device during the formation
of the pairing;

determine that an Internet Protocol telephony service should be established for the user by the apparatus based upon the user
data;

initiate configuration of the Internet Protocol telephony service between the apparatus and an Internet Protocol telephony
service device in response to the formation of the pairing, wherein the configuration is based, at least in part, on the user
data, and the configuration includes creation of an Internet Protocol telephony connection; and

transmit data over the Internet Protocol telephony connection between the apparatus and the Internet Protocol telephony service
device.

US Pat. No. 9,717,169

MITIGATING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE IN A COMPUTING DEVICE

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a base unit coupled to an inside of a computing device; and
one or more conductive elements coupled to the base unit, the one or more conductive elements made of a flexible conductive
material that randomly moves while coupled to the base unit in response to air movement generated by an air flow.

US Pat. No. 9,717,067

LOCATION-BASED ACCESS POINT MODULE CONTROL

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:
two or more antennas of a first wireless communication access point;
a chassis that supports at least one of the two or more antennas;
a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) receiver mounted to the chassis to determine a location of at least one of the
two or more antennas;

a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable by the processor to:
determine location information of the first wireless communication access point;
determine an operating characteristic of the first wireless communication access point based at least in part on an operating
characteristic of the two or more antennas of the first wireless communication access point;

determine a distance between at least two of the two or more antennas of the first wireless communication access point and
a second wireless communication access point;

determine an interference value associated with the two or more antennas based at least in part on the distance, the interference
value indicating whether the second wireless communication access point interferes with the operating characteristic of the
first wireless communication access point;

deactivate the first wireless communication access point based at least in part on the second wireless communication access
point interfering with the operating characteristic of the first wireless communication access point;

adjust the operating characteristic of the two or more antennas to maintain the operating characteristic of the first wireless
communication access point based at least in part on the interference value and the deactivation; and

reactivate the first wireless communication access point based at least in part on the adjustment.

US Pat. No. 9,717,137

X-RAY HOUSING HAVING INTEGRATED OIL-TO-AIR HEAT EXCHANGER

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. An x-ray housing comprising:
a tubular unitary body having an elongate external fin array and internal lumen, the external fin array extending between
a first end of the tubular unitary body and a second end of the tubular unitary body;

an elongate internal fluid passageway recess formed into a lumen wall of the tubular unitary body across from the external
fin array through a heat exchanger portion of the tubular unitary body, the external fin array and internal fluid passageway
recess both circumferentially extending partially around the tubular unitary body such that corresponding side edges of the
external fin array and the internal fluid passageway recess are radially proximal; and

a manifold recess in the internal lumen at the second end of the tubular unitary body, the manifold recess formed into the
lumen wall through the heat exchanger portion of the tubular unitary body, the manifold recess circumferentially extending
around the tubular body between the corresponding sides of the external fin array, and wherein the internal fluid passageway
extends from the first end of the tubular unitary body to the manifold recess.

US Pat. No. 9,717,046

LOW POWER CONSUMPTION MODE FOR WLAN ACCESS POINT

Thomson Licensing, Issy-...

1. A method for managing power consumption in a device comprising a wireless local network access point device, said access
point device transmitting control frames at regular times, wherein the method comprises:
evaluating a quantity of data transmitted and/or received by said wireless local network access point device, said evaluating
delivering an evaluated quantity of data,

broadcasting, by said access point device, one of said control frames comprising at least one item of information from which
a future period of inactivity of said access point device can be obtained, said period of inactivity being a period during
which said access point device does not transmit on said wireless local network and processes no data from a station communicatively
connected to said wireless local network, wherein said period of inactivity is a time period that is just before a time period
dedicated to a broadcasting of next control frame at regular times, and wherein a duration of said period of inactivity of
said access point device is defined according to said evaluated quantity of data, and wherein a ratio between an active period
and the period of inactivity that are comprised between two regular emitted control frames is not the same,

deactivating at least one part of said access point device, and
activating said at least one part of said access point device at the end of said period of inactivity.

US Pat. No. 9,717,131

MOTION DETECTOR SYSTEM, LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH SUCH SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MOVING VEHICLES AND/OR PEDESTRIANS

Tvilight B.V., Groningen...

1. Motion detector system for detecting moving vehicles and/or pedestrians and determining in which one of at least two speed
ranges the speed of the detected vehicles and/or pedestrians falls, comprising:
a first motion detector for detecting vehicles and/or pedestrians having a speed in a first speed range, the first detector
being arranged to detect moving objects in a first detection zone having a first size, the first size of the first detection
zone determining the first speed range; and

a second motion detector for detecting vehicles and/or pedestrians having a speed in a second speed range, the second detector
being arranged to detect moving objects in a second detection zone having a second size, the second size of the second detection
zone determining the second speed range, wherein the first and second speed range are different.

US Pat. No. 9,717,108

MIDRANGE CONTACTLESS TRANSACTIONS

1. A communication device comprising:
a midrange wireless transceiver;
a controller; and
a memory storing a set of instructions, which when executed by the controller, causes the communication device to:
detect, using the midrange wireless transceiver, a beacon transmission from a midrange wireless base station;
determine that the beacon transmission includes a transaction service identifier recognized by a transaction application accessible
to the communication device;

in response to determining that the beacon transmission includes a transaction service identifier recognized by the transaction
application:

invoke a transaction application associated with the transaction service identifier; and
establish a secured communication channel with the midrange wireless base station;
receive, on the secured communication channel, transaction information for a transaction associated with a transaction identifier
mapped to a device identifier associated with the communication device; and

transmit, on the secured communication channel, a transaction cryptogram from the transaction application to the midrange
wireless base station to conduct the transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,717,162

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND HEAT DISSIPATING CASING THEREOF

FURUI PRECISE COMPONENT (...

1. A heat dissipating casing configured to dissipate heat from an electronic component, the casing comprising:
top and bottom sides of the heat dissipating casing forming a sealed shell; and
a pore structure formed within the sealed shell;
wherein the sealed shell is configured to receive a working medium and the pore structure is configured to absorb at least
a portion of the working medium, whereby the heat generated from the electronic component is dissipated by a phase change
of the working medium,

wherein further comprising a top plate and a bottom plate, the pore structure and the working medium being sandwiched between
the top plate and the bottom plate, the pore structure is fixed on an inner face of the top plate, the electronic component
being fixed on an outer face of the top plate, the pore structure comprising a main portion adhered on the whole inner face
of the top plate and a plurality of convex portions extending downwards from the main portion and contacting the bottom plate,
a channel being formed between every two adjacent convex portions for flow of the working medium.

US Pat. No. 9,717,132

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS C...

1. An intelligent lighting control system, comprising:
at least one smart lighting device;
a cloud server; and
at least one smart home device,
the at least one smart lighting device for communicating and controlling the at least one smart home device, including: a
control module, a lighting module, a microphone module and a wireless communication module, wherein:

the control module is connected to the lighting module, the microphone module, and the wireless communication module, respectively,
the microphone module is configured to receive a voice instruction from a user and send received voice instruction to the
control module,

the control module is configured to convert the received voice instruction to a voice data signal and send the voice data
signal to the cloud server through the wireless communication module, and

the wireless communication module is configured to connect the at least one smart lighting device to the cloud server;
the cloud server performing voice recognition analysis on the received voice data signal, converting the voice data signal
to a control signal, and sending the control signal to the at least one smart home device; and

the at least one smart home device including a wireless communication unit, receiving the control signal, performing a corresponding
function, and sending a feedback message reflecting a status of the at least one smart home device to the at least one smart
lighting device such that the at least one smart lighting device indicates the status of the at least one smart home device,
wherein the wireless communication unit in the at least one smart home device is configured to connect the at least one smart
home device to the cloud server.

US Pat. No. 9,717,124

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT DRIVE APPARATUS AND PORTABLE APPARATUS USING SAME

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
first light emitting elements configured to emit a first color of light at a first luminance, an anode of at least one of
the first light emitting elements is electrically connected to an anode of another of the first light emitting elements;

second light emitting elements configured to emit a second color of the light at a second luminance, an anode of at least
one of the second light emitting elements is electrically connected to an anode of another of the second light emitting elements;

light emitting element drive circuitry configured to drive said at least one the first light emitting elements to emit the
first color of the light at the first luminance, the light emitting element drive circuitry is configured to drive said at
least one the second light emitting elements to emit the second color of the light at the second luminance; and

power supply circuitry configured to decide a lowest drive voltage required for enabling a light emitting element having a
highest forward voltage among the first light emitting elements and the second light emitting elements to be driven at a set
current value to emit the light.

US Pat. No. 9,717,097

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RANDOM ACCESS BASED ON CALL PRIORITY IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A random access method of a mobile station (MS) in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:
determining, by the MS, upon generation of a call, a priority level of the call;
generating, by the MS, a preamble using a predetermined random access (RA) code indicating a high-priority call, if the determined
priority level is a high priority level;

transmitting, by the MS, the generated preamble to a base station (BS);
receiving a response to the preamble from the BS; and
determining that a random access to the BS is successful, if the response includes the predetermined RA code,
wherein currently available resources are allocated for the high-priority call in preference to a call of another priority
level.

US Pat. No. 9,717,086

ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS FOR WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method, comprising:
assigning a plurality of different orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) tone blocks for a wireless local area network
(WLAN) communication channel to a plurality of devices including a first device and second device, wherein

the plurality of different OFDM tone blocks includes at least a first OFDM tone block assigned to the first device and a second
OFDM tone block assigned to the second device, and

the first OFDM tone block and the second OFDM tone block together span a bandwidth equal to a smallest channel bandwidth of
a legacy WLAN communication protocol; and

generating an orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) data unit for the WLAN communication channel, the OFDMA
unit including a preamble portion and a data portion, the preamble portion having i) at least a legacy portion that spans
the entire WLAN communication channel, ii) a first non-legacy portion that spans the first OFDM tone block, and iii) a second
non-legacy portion that spans the second OFDM tone block.

US Pat. No. 9,717,125

ENHANCED LIGHTING FIXTURE

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A lighting fixture comprising:
a light source;
a light sensor;
a communication interface; and
circuitry adapted to:
control the light source;
monitor for a light signal provided from a handheld device via the light sensor;
upon receiving the light signal, measure a signal level associated with the light signal; and
effect transmission of the signal level and an identifier associated with the lighting fixture to the handheld device via
the communication interface such that the identifier is transmitted with the signal level.

US Pat. No. 9,717,122

DIMMING CIRCUIT AND DIMMING SYSTEM SUITABLE FOR SCR DIMMER CIRCUIT

SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS C...

1. A dimming circuit for a silicon-controlled rectifier (SCR) dimmer, comprising:
a signal conversion circuit and a power factor correction circuit, wherein:
the signal conversion circuit is configured to convert an input signal into a sine-wave voltage signal and to output the sine-wave
voltage signal to a current sampling end of the power factor correction circuit,

the power factor correction circuit is configured to receive the sine-wave voltage signal for correcting a power factor,
a biasing current is controllably generated according to the input signal and is positively correlated to a value of the input
signal, and

a sine-wave current signal corresponding to the sine-wave voltage signal is a sum of the biasing current and a primary current
of a transformer in the power factor correction circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,717,111

UNINTERRUPTED TRANSMISSION OF INTERNET PROTOCOL TRANSMISSIONS DURING ENDPOINT CHANGES

VOIP-PAL.COM, INC., Bell...

1. A method of facilitating an uninterrupted internet protocol (IP) communication session involving internet protocol transmissions
between a first entity and a second entity, during endpoint changes, the method comprising:
maintaining records, each record associating communication session information, first entity information and second entity
information for a respective IP communication session conducted through a media relay, wherein:

the communication session information includes first and second relay port identifiers identifying a first relay port and
a second relay port respectively of the media relay through which IP transmissions of the IP communication session are relayed;

the first entity information includes a first entity IP address identifier and a first entity port identifier to which IP
transmissions received at the second relay port are transmitted from the media relay, and a first entity session identifier,
and

the second entity information includes a second entity IP address identifier and a second entity port identifier to which
IP transmissions received at the first relay port are transmitted from the media relay, and a second entity session identifier;
and

when an IP transmission is received at the first relay port or the second relay port:
locating one of the records having the first relay port identifier or the second relay port identifier matching a destination
port identifier in the IP transmission; and

when the one record is located and when the destination port identifier matches the first relay port identifier of the one
record:

setting a source IP address identifier and a source port identifier from the IP transmission as the first entity IP address
identifier and first entity port identifier respectively of the one record when:

 the first entity IP address identifier and first entity port identifier do not match the source IP address identifier and
the source port identifier respectively; and

 a received IP session identifier in the IP transmission matches the first entity session identifier; and
when the one record is located and when the destination port identifier matches the second relay port identifier of the one
record:

setting the source IP address identifier and the source port identifier from the IP transmission as the second entity IP address
identifier and second entity port identifier respectively of the one of the records when:

 the second entity IP address identifier and second entity port identifier do not match the source IP address identifier and
the source port identifier respectively; and

 the received IP session identifier in the IP transmission matches the second entity session identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,717,128

HIGH-SAFETY LED TUBE

ALFASEMI INC., Taipei (T...

1. A high-safety LED tube, comprising:
a first side having a first electrode and a second electrode;
a second side having a third electrode and a fourth electrode;
a first impedance module coupled to the first side;
a second impedance module coupled to the second side;
a first energy sensor having a first terminal coupled to the first impedance module;
a second energy sensor having a first terminal coupled to the second impedance module;
an LED unit coupled to the first impedance module and the second impedance module;
a switch coupled to the LED unit; and
a state control module coupled to the switch;
wherein, when the first energy sensor or the second energy sensor detects an energy flowing between the first electrode and
the second electrode or between the third electrode and the fourth electrode, the state control module turns on the switch;

wherein the first impedance module includes a first impedance unit and a second impedance unit, and the second impedance module
includes a third impedance unit and a fourth impedance unit; the first energy sensor and the second energy sensor are each
a voltage sensor; the energy is a voltage difference between the first electrode and the second electrode or a voltage difference
between the third electrode and the fourth electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,717,088

MULTI-NODAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A multi-nodal wireless communications system, comprising:
at least one system controller configured to create a link layer communication network, the system controller comprising a
set of hardware finite state machines configured to:

receive a network frame buffer from a base station associated with the link layer communication network;
evaluate a source address of the base station;
translate the source address to a unique ID value;
transmit the unique ID value to a hardware queue;
construct at least one predefined frame header template associated with data transmission between an end user device associated
with the link layer communication network and the base station by a wireless protocol engine;

receive a frame from the end user device associated with the link layer network as a request for the data transmission;
identify that the frame includes the unique ID value;
retrieve instructions and classifications associated with the unique ID value to locate the at least one predefined frame
header template; and

process the frame using the instructions and classifications and the at least one predefined frame header template and transmit
to a wide area network (WAN).

US Pat. No. 9,717,073

MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A mobile station, comprising:
a receiver, configured to receive a signal from a base station through a shared control signaling channel;
wherein the signal indicates that paging information to the mobile station is included in a shared data channel of a slot,
the slot being specified in accordance with identification information of the mobile station, the shared control signaling
channel and the shared data channel being co-located in a slot located within a communication frame.

US Pat. No. 9,717,166

COOLING SYSTEM FOR A SERVER

11. A system for cooling a computer server including a plurality of server modules, the system comprising:
a heat exchanger that includes a hot plate and a cold plate thermally coupled to the hot plate;
a fluid distribution and collection manifold including:
a plurality of first inlet lines and first outlet lines in fluid communication with the hot plate, the plurality of first
inlet lines and first outlet lines having fluid connectors for fluidly and removably connecting to a first fluid loop that
circulates a first cooling medium, wherein the plurality of first inlet lines join together within the fluid distribution
and collection manifold prior to fluidly connecting with the hot plate;

a second inlet line and a second outlet line in fluid communication with the cold plate, the second inlet line and the second
outlet line having fluid connectors for fluidly and removably connecting to a second fluid loop that circulates a second cooling
medium;

wherein the first fluid loop includes a first plurality of conduits for circulating the first cooling medium among the plurality
of server modules;

wherein the second fluid loop includes a second plurality of conduits for circulating the second cooling medium through a
cooling device;

wherein the first cooling medium transfers heat from the plurality of server modules to the hot plate as it circulates through
the first fluid loop and the second cooling medium transfers heat from the cold plate to the cooling device as it circulates
through the second fluid loop;

wherein the fluid distribution and collection manifold and the heat exchanger is mounted to a rack housing the plurality of
server modules; and

wherein the cooling device is positioned outside a room in which the plurality of server modules are positioned.

US Pat. No. 9,717,100

DETECTING PHYSICAL RANDOM ACCESS CHANNEL PREAMBLES IN A LONG TERM EVOLUTION COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES...

7. A base station for generating Physical Random Access Channel (PRACH) reference segments in a Long Term Evolution (LTE)
communication system, the base station comprises:
a processor;
a memory coupled to the processor, wherein the processor is connected to a plurality of units configured to perform a function,
and wherein the plurality of units comprise:

a preamble sequence generation unit to generate a plurality of preamble sequences using a CAZAC sequence, wherein each preamble
sequence has length of a valid CAZAC sequence;

a first Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT) unit to transform the plurality of preamble sequences into a plurality of frequency
domain signals by performing a DFT on the plurality of preamble sequences;

a subcarrier mapping unit to generate a plurality of subcarrier mapped signals by performing subcarrier mapping of the plurality
of frequency domain signals, wherein the subcarrier mapping is performed based on a subcarrier spacing associated with a Physical
Random Access Channel (PRACH) in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication system;

an Inverse DFT (IDFT) unit to transform the plurality of subcarrier mapped signals into a plurality of time domain signals
by performing an IDFT, wherein the plurality of time domain signals are sampled at a sampling rate suitable to a receiver
system and a suitable IDFT length is selected based on the sampling rate, in order to perform transformations; a CP-insertion
unit to generate to a plurality of standard PRACH preamble signals by adding a Cyclic Prefix (CP) to each time domain signal
of the plurality of time domain signals, wherein the CP is a copy of an end-segment of the time domain signal;

a segmenting unit to segment each standard PRACH preamble signal from the plurality of standard PRACH preamble signals to
generate a plurality of segments of uniform size, wherein the segments are either contiguous or non-contiguous, wherein the
non-contiguous segments are separated by a time gap accommodated in between each segment of the non-contiguous segments;

a second DFT unit to generate a plurality of frequency domain segments by performing a half-subcarrier shift and a DFT on
the plurality of segments, wherein the frequency domain segments comprise sub-carriers spaced in accordance with a Single
Carrier Frequency Division Multiple Access (SC-FDMA) signal; and

a first subcarrier de-mapping unit to generate a plurality of PRACH reference segments by selecting frequency locations from
the plurality of frequency domain segments, wherein the frequency locations correspond to PRACH frequency locations.

US Pat. No. 9,717,170

GRAPHENE NANOPLATELETS- OR GRAPHITE NANOPLATELETS-BASED NANOCOMPOSITES FOR REDUCING ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCES

1. A process for producing a polymeric nanocomposite with electrical and electromagnetic properties controlled and predictable
by applying the equivalent-effective-medium model, for electromagnetic applications, shielding and/or absorption of the energy
associated to electromagnetic fields, comprising the following steps:
a) carrying out a synthesis of graphene nanoplatelets through liquid phase exfoliation of thermally expanded graphite, modifying,
through parameters of the production process, morphological and electrical properties thereof, said parameters of the production
being:

i) a temperature-to-time expansion rate higher than 2000° C./min and up to 45000° C./min;
ii) a dispersion of thermally expanded graphite in organic solvents or their appropriate mixture matching Hansen's solubility
parameters of graphite; and

iii) sonication with an ultrasound tip at a power in a range of 20%-100%, in pulse mode between 1 s ON-2 s OFF and 4 s ON-1
s OFF, with total ON time of 20 min, at a temperature below a boiling point of the solvent, in a range of 14° C.-20° C. in
order to keep the ultrasound tip resonating throughout the dispersion of step ii);

b) using said graphene nanoplatelets as nanofillers in a polymeric matrix selected on a basis of chemical compatibility with
the graphene nanoplatelets, distributing said graphene nanoplatelets and dispersing said graphene nanoplatelets in an entire
mass of the matrix in a weight percentage by a magnetic stirring technique which imparts on a magnetic anchor a motion of
revolution in addition to a rotation around the magnetic anchor's own axis so as to prevent formation of graphene nanoplatelet
aggregates in the mixture during complete solvent evaporation, wherein:

i) control of the solvent evaporation rate in a range 0.05-0.2 ml/min and corresponding to a total duration between 0.5 and
24 h in order to avoid formation of graphene nanoplatelet aggregates and trapping of molecules of solvent in the nanocomposite,

ii) utilizing a device adapted to impart on the magnetic anchor a motion of revolution in addition to the rotation around
the magnetic anchor's own axis in order to avoid formation of graphene nanoplatelet aggregates and to obtain a dispersion
of the nanofiller in the polymer matrix,

wherein said mixing process and preventing aggregate formation, produces a nanocomposite in which an imaginary part of an
effective permittivity is controlled independently of a real part through a nanometric thickness of the nanofiller, which
activates electron transport between the nanofiller and a polymer matrix, whereas the real part of the effective permittivity
is controlled independently of the imaginary part through a surface extension of the graphene nanoplatelets, which affects
properties of polarization of the material but not the material's electrical conductivity, and

wherein an expansion temperature of graphite intercalated compound is made using a regression line
R=?0.0002T+0.3357
where T is expressed in degrees centigrade and R in ohms,said regression line expressing analytically, as a function of the expansion temperature, a resistance of the graphene nanoplatelets
films measured using the four-tip technique; said regression line being obtained by interpolation of experimental data.

US Pat. No. 9,716,378

COLD SHRINKABLE TERMINATION FOR AN ELECTRIC POWER CABLE

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. A cold shrinkable termination comprising:
an electric power cable having
a conductor core,
an insulation layer covering the conductor core, and
a conductive shielding layer covering the insulation layer;
an insulation body having a first end portion and an opposite second end portion; and
a stress control tube molded to and integrally formed with the insulation body adjacent to the second end portion of the insulation
body, and having

a first tube portion directly overlapped on the insulation layer of the electric power cable, and
a second tube portion directly overlapped on the conductive shielding layer of the electric power cable and extending a predetermined
length thereon when the cold shrinkable termination is mounted on the electric power cable, an end surface of the second tube
portion protruding from an inner wall of the insulation body.

US Pat. No. 9,717,148

METHODS OF FORMING A MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE STRUCTURE, AND RELATED MICROELECTRONIC DEVICE STRUCTURES AND MICROELECTRONIC DEVICES

Quartzdyne, Inc., Salt L...

1. A microelectronic device structure, comprising:
a structure protruding from a surface of another structure, and comprising:
a proximal region adjacent an interface between the structure and the surface of the another structure; and
a distal region opposing the proximal region;
a wire coiled around at least one sidewall of the structure; and
a fused region integral and continuous with the distal region of the structure and a terminal end of the wire.

US Pat. No. 9,717,163

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT MOUNTING STRUCTURE, MANUFACTURING METHOD AND ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PRODUCT

INNOGRATION (SUZHOU) CO.,...

1. An electronic component mounting structure, comprising a printed circuit board, a metal flange embedded in the printed
circuit board, and one or more electronic components provided on the metal flange, wherein a groove is provided on the printed
circuit board, a size of the groove is greater than that of the metal flange, a metal layer is coated on a wall of the groove,
the metal flange is restricted to the metal layer on the wall and is fixed in the groove, a thickness of the metal layer allows
the size of an opening of the groove to match with the metal flange, the one or more electronic components are connected to
each other through a plurality of wires based on a circuit requirement, an input electrode and an output electrode are provided
on the printed circuit board in a portion adjacent to the metal flange, and the input electrode and the output electrode are
connected to the one or more electronic components mounted on the metal flange through wires respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,717,129

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING LIGHT LEVELS TO SAVE ENERGY

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A lighting control system comprising:
a lighting control component with an internal microprocessor and essential and non-essential circuits for controlling the
application of mains power to loads;

one or more loads operatively connected to the lighting control component;
a light sensor operatively connected to the lighting control component, the light sensor producing a first signal when it
senses light levels above a predetermined threshold and a second signal when it senses light levels below the predetermined
threshold;

wherein the internal microprocessor reduces power to essential circuits when the first signal is received and restores full
power to essential circuits when the second signal is received;

one or more lighting or load control sensors, each sensor having essential and nonessential circuits;
a low voltage power and communication network interconnecting the lighting control component and the one or more lighting
or load control sensors; and

wherein the internal microprocessor transmits signals through the low voltage power and communication network to the one or
more lighting or load control sensors to reduce power to essential circuits when the first signal is received and restore
full power to essential circuits when the second signal is received.

US Pat. No. 9,717,113

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROL OF DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (DRX) BY A MOBILE DEVICE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK SUPPORTING VOICE-OVER-INTERNET-PROTOCOL (VOLP)

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for discontinuous reception for hybrid automatic repeat-request (HARQ) in a communication system, the method comprising:
starting, by a terminal, a predefined timer in a transmission time interval (TTI) in which voice-over-internet-protocol (VoIP)
downlink data is received in a first transmission from a base station, wherein a duration of the predefined timer is a round-trip
time (RTT);

transmitting, by the terminal, a negative-acknowledgement signal (NACK) to the base station; and
activating, by the terminal, reception for a second transmission of the VoIP downlink data from the base station by providing
power to a receiver of the terminal in response to an expiration of the predefined timer, wherein the second transmission
is asynchronous, wherein the second transmission is a retransmission of the VoIP downlink data transmitted before in the first
transmission when the RTT expires in the predefined timer.

US Pat. No. 9,717,087

TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMITTING DATA OVER AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND IN ACCORDANCE WITH AN AGREEMENT BETWEEN OPERATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:
performing, for a first node associated with a first operator in a deployment of operators, a clear channel assessment (CCA)
associated with data at the first node over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, wherein the deployment of operators
comprises a second operator associated with a second node;

determining that a CCA of the second node for a frame associated with transmission of the data at the first node has failed;
and

transmitting data over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band when the CCA is successful; the data being transmitted
by the first node in accordance with an agreement between the first operator and the second operator and based on the determination
that the CCA of the second node has failed.

US Pat. No. 9,717,133

WIRELESS LED DRIVER

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A wireless light-emitting diode (LED) driver, comprising:
a) an electrical energy transmitter comprising an inverter circuit coupled to receive an input power supply, and being configured
to convert a received voltage signal to an AC signal;

b) said electrical energy transmitter comprising N transmitter coupling circuits coupled to said inverter circuit, and being
configured to be driven by said AC signal;

c) an electrical energy receiver comprising M receiver coupling circuits coupled to said transmitter coupling circuits in
a contactless mode, and being configured to receive said AC signal; and

d) said electrical energy receiver comprising M rectifier circuits coupled to said receiver coupling circuits one by one,
wherein each said rectifier circuit is configured to convert said AC signal to a DC signal to drive an LED load coupled to
output terminals of said rectifier circuit, and wherein N and M are integers not less than 1.

US Pat. No. 9,714,236

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING JAK

ASTRAZENECA AB, (SE)

5. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of any one of claims 1-3, and a pharmaceutically acceptable diluent, excipient or carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,717,143

METHOD FOR FABRICATING FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE AND FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE PREFABRICATED COMPONENT

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

11. A flexible substrate prefabricated component, comprising a flexible substrate, wherein the flexible substrate comprises
an electronic device and a flexible layer provided with the electronic device; the flexible substrate prefabricated component
further comprising a support substrate, a double-sided adhesive layer and a single-sided adhesive layer, wherein:
the single-sided adhesive layer is disposed at a central portion of a surface of the support substrate, the double-sided adhesive
layer are disposed at a peripheral region of the support substrate; the flexible layer is disposed on surfaces of the single-sided
adhesive layer and the double-sided adhesive layer, the flexible layer is bonded to the double-sided adhesive layer, and the
electronic device is disposed in a region of the single-sided adhesive layer;

wherein the single-sided adhesive layer is in contact with and shape-match with the double-sided adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,717,127

LED DEVICE AND DIMMING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

LEXTAR ELECTRONICS CORPOR...

1. A dimming system for controlling a luminance of a light emitting diode (LED) device, wherein the dimming system comprises:
a signal generating circuit configured to generate a driving signal according to an input signal and switch the driving signal
among a plurality of states according to a switch signal; and

a first dimming circuit configured to generate a dimming signal according to the driving signal for adjusting the luminance
of the LED device, wherein when the driving signal switches from a first state to a second state of the plurality of states,
the first dimming circuit correspondingly changes the dimming signal, such that the luminance of the LED device is adjusted
from a first luminance level to a second luminance level; and

a second dimming circuit configured to adjust the input signal according to a control signal, such that the dimming signal
is adjusted correspondingly and the luminance of the LED device is between the first luminance level and a minimum luminance
level or between the second luminance level and the minimum luminance level.

US Pat. No. 9,717,135

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM, ILLUMINATION METHOD AND LIGHTING CONTROLLER

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An illumination system comprising:
at least one luminaire which is configured to provide light according to a plurality of at least three preset combinations
of non-zero illumination level and color temperature;

a user interface configured to select the illumination level and color temperature from said plurality of preset combinations;
and

a lighting controller comprising a motion detector which is configured to automatically switch-over the illumination system
from one of said preset combinations to another one of said preset combinations in response to detection of a level of motion
that supersedes a preset motion threshold value, wherein said color temperature and said illumination level are automatically
controlled via a control protocol, the control protocol comprising a preset sequence of preset transition times for transitions
between said preset combinations, said transition times being in the range of about 2 seconds to about 5 minutes.

US Pat. No. 9,717,161

BOARD ASSEMBLY INCLUDING COOLING SYSTEM AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A board assembly including a cooling system comprising:
a wiring board;
a first heat generating component mounted on a surface of the wiring board;
a first heat receiving portion mounted on the first heat generating component and configured to allow a coolant to pass therethrough;
a second heat generating component mounted on another surface of the wiring board;
a second heat receiving portion mounted on the second heat generating component and configured to allow the coolant to pass
therethrough; and

a support post disposed through the wiring board so as to extend between the first heat receiving portion and the second heat
receiving portion, the support post having a space through which the coolant flows from the first heat receiving portion to
the second heat receiving portion or from the second heat receiving portion to the first heat receiving portion,

wherein the support post extends through the first heat receiving portion,
wherein the support post defines, along a longitudinal direction, a hole at an upper peripheral side portion thereof, and
wherein the space of the support post is in fluid communication with a first channel in the first heat receiving portion via
the hole.

US Pat. No. 9,717,146

CIRCUIT MODULE SUCH AS A HIGH-DENSITY LEAD FRAME ARRAY (HDA) POWER MODULE, AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

INTERSIL AMERICAS LLC, M...

1. A circuit module, comprising:
a plurality of electronic components; and
a single-layer conductive package substrate adapted to physically support and electrically interconnect the electronic components,
the single-layer conductive package substrate having a peripheral portion and an interior portion, the peripheral portion
including a plurality of peripheral contact pads coupled to corresponding electronic components and being at a same level
of the single-layer conductive package substrate, and the interior portion including at least one floating contact pad coupled
to corresponding electronic components, the single-layer conductive package substrate having an electrically insulating material
physically isolating the at least one floating contact pad from all peripheral contact pads, the at least one floating contact
pad and the electrically insulating material being at the same level of the single-layer conductive package substrate as the
plurality of peripheral contact pads.

US Pat. No. 9,717,114

THERMOS WITH PELTIER

George L Williamson, Fai...

1. An apparatus for heating or cooling contents of a thermos bottle, comprising: a) a thermos bottle, said thermos bottle
having at least one wall enclosing an interior space, said wall having an exterior surface, a compartment portion disposed
on said thermos bottle; b) a Peltier having a base portion and a conduction fin portion, wherein said base portion is disposed
on said exterior surface and said conduction fin portion extends through said wall into said interior space; c) a generator
assembly for providing electrical energy to said Peltier, wherein said generator assembly is electrically connected to said
Peltier for providing electrical energy thereto, wherein said generator assembly is disposed on an inside of said compartment
portion; d) wherein said generator assembly is configured to be operated manually using a hand crank for providing electrical
energy to said pettier; and, e) said generator assembly is configured so that when said hand crank is turned in one direction
the contents of said thermos bottle is heated, and when said hand crank is turned in an opposite direction the contents of
said thermos bottle is cooled.

US Pat. No. 9,717,093

ACCESS POINT AND ASSOCIATED ANTENNA SELECTING METHOD

Wistron NeWeb Corporation...

12. An antenna selecting method of an access point, wherein the access point comprises an antenna module which comprising
a plurality of antennas, the antenna selecting method comprising:
connecting with an electronic device and operating in a training stage;
determining a number of a plurality of training packets, a delay time between the plurality of training packets or a length
of at least one of the plurality of training packets according to a connecting status between the access point and the electronic
device;

transmitting the plurality of training packets to the electronic device; and
determining at least an optimal antenna for the electronic device according to a response of the electronic device corresponding
to the plurality of training packets.

US Pat. No. 9,715,509

METHOD FOR NAVIGATING IDENTIFIERS PLACED IN AREAS AND RECEIVER IMPLEMENTING THE METHOD

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A method for navigating within a set of documents identified, the method comprising:
calculating, in a multi-dimensional space, coordinates of identifiers associated with identified documents, from numerical
values of low-level descriptive data determined from an audio component of the identified documents, said multi-dimensional
space comprising as many dimensions as the number of low-level descriptive data of the identified documents;

positioning on a display device the identifier of each identified document based on its calculated coordinates;
dividing a navigation menu displayed on the display device into a set number of regions grouping the document identifiers;
displaying of an outer contour of each region; and
receiving a command for selection of a region among the set number of regions, said command for selection triggering the displaying
of a modified navigation menu having the same set number of regions and which only contains identifiers of the selected region.

US Pat. No. 9,717,005

SCHEMES FOR CONNECTING TO WIRELESS NETWORK

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method performed under control of an end device, the method comprising:
receiving a fake device identifier from a mobile operating server;
transmitting, to an access point, a probe request frame that includes the fake device identifier for the end device;
receiving, from the access point, a probe response frame that includes information regarding the access point;
determining that the access point is an authenticated access point based at least in part on the information in the probe
response frame that indicates that:

the access point is controlled by the mobile operating server, and
the access point was connected with the end device previous to when the access point received the transmitted probe request
frame; and

transmitting, to the access point determined to be the authenticated access point, a connection request that includes an authentic
device identifier for the end device.

US Pat. No. 9,717,150

METHOD FOR MAKING A BIOCOMPATIBLE HERMETIC HOUSING INCLUDING HERMETIC ELECTRICAL FEEDTHROUGHS

Second Sight Medical Prod...

19. A method of fabricating a biocompatible hermetic housing, comprising the steps of:
providing a ceramic sheet having an sheet upper surface and a sheet lower surface;
forming a plurality of vias in said ceramic sheet extending straight from said sheet upper surface to said sheet lower surface;
inserting an electrically conductive thick film paste into said plurality of vias, said thick film paste comprising ceramic
and metal;

laminating said ceramic sheet between an upper ceramic sheet containing no aligned vias and a lower ceramic sheet containing
no aligned vias;

firing said laminated ceramic substrate under compression to a temperature to sinter said laminated ceramic substrate and
shrink said plurality of vias to compress said thick film paste, forming a single sintered structure comprised of said ceramic
sheet, said upper ceramic sheet and said lower ceramic sheet, and forming a metalized via and a hermetic seal between said
metalized via and said laminated ceramic substrate;

grinding said upper ceramic sheet and said lower ceramic sheet from said single sintered structure exposing an upper and a
lower surface of said metalized via and forming a ceramic substrate having a substrate upper surface and a substrate lower
surface with hermetic vias extending straight from said substrate upper surface to said substrate lower surface; and

polishing the substrate upper surface and substrate lower surface so the metalized vias are flush with the substrate upper
surface and substrate lower surface; and

forming a housing enclosing electronics using the ceramic substrate as a wall.

US Pat. No. 9,717,069

INTRA-CLUSTER D2D RETRANSMISSION WITH INSTANTANEOUS LINK ADAPTATION AND ADAPTIVE NUMBER OF RE-TRANSMITTER

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:
determining, by an acknowledgment device in a device-to-device cluster, at least a first modulation and coding scheme for
a first retransmission mode, the first retransmission mode based on at least a first set of parameters comprising the first
modulation and coding scheme;

determining, by the acknowledgement device, at least a second modulation and coding scheme for a second retransmission mode,
the second retransmission mode based on at least a second set of parameters comprising the second modulation and coding scheme,
wherein the acknowledgement device decodes data from a base station correctly, wherein the first set of parameters and the
second set of parameters are determined for subsequent transmission of the data between the acknowledgement device and at
least one non-acknowledgement device in the device-to-device cluster, wherein the at least one non-acknowledgement device
does not decode the data from the base station correctly;

reporting, by the acknowledgment device and before a selection by the base station, at least the first set of parameters and
the second set of parameters to the base station; and

multicasting, by the acknowledgment device and in response to the selection by the base station, the data according to the
first retransmission mode or the second retransmission mode to the at least one non-acknowledgement device, wherein the selection
is between the first set of parameters and the second set of parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,716,317

ANTENNA DEVICE, COMMUNICATION MODULE, PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD USING PORTABLE ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

NEC TOKIN CORPORATION, T...

1. An antenna device comprising: a rectangular plate-like soft magnetic body provided with a loop-like coil, wherein:
the coil is formed of a conductive pattern and formed on an insulation sheet; the coil is disposed from a front surface to
a rear surface of the soft magnetic body so that a section surrounded by the coil on the insulation sheet overlaps with, at
least in part, a first edge of the soft magnetic body which is one of four edges of the soft magnetic body, and does not overlap
with an opposite edge of the soft magnetic body that is opposite to the first edge;

the coil of the conductive pattern is configured so that an area, which is in the front surface of the soft magnetic body
and included in the section surrounded by the coil on the insulation sheet, is larger than another area, which is in the rear
surface of the soft magnetic body and included in the section surrounded by the coil on the insulation sheet;

the coil reaches a region close to the opposite edge over the front surface of the soft magnetic body such that the coil has
wide directivity between a direction perpendicular to the front surface of the soft magnetic body and another direction perpendicular
to the first edge;

the insulation sheet has a front part located on the front surface of the soft magnetic body, a rear part located on the rear
surface of the soft magnetic body, and a middle part located on the first edge of the soft magnetic body;

the front part of the insulation sheet located on the front surface of the soft magnetic body has a same size as the rear
part of the insulation sheet located on the rear surface of the soft magnetic body, and the middle part of the insulation
sheet located on the first edge of the soft magnetic body is arranged between the front part and the rear part;

when the insulation sheet is expanded into a planar plane together with the coil so as to extend along a predetermined direction,
the middle part is located at a middle of the insulation sheet in the predetermined direction between the front part and the
rear part, a majority portion of the coil is located on the front part of the insulation sheet in the predetermined direction
and only a rear end portion of the coil having a length in the predetermined direction that is smaller than a length of the
majority portion of the coil in the predetermined direction is located on the rear part of the insulation sheet; and

the insulation sheet is folded around the magnetic body such that the middle part is located on the first edge of the soft
magnetic body, and such that the rear end portion of the coil is located on the rear surface of the soft magnetic body at
a position closer to the first edge than to the opposite edge; and

the coil is entirely arranged on the front surface, the rear surface and at least one of the four edges of the soft magnetic
body, including the first edge, via the insulation sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,715,724

REGISTRATION OF CAD DATA WITH SEM IMAGES

Applied Materials Israel ...

1. A method for image processing, comprising:
providing a microscopic image of a structure fabricated on a substrate and computer-aided design (CAD) data used in fabricating
the structure;

generating, by a computer, a first directionality map for the microscopic image, the first directionality map comprising,
for a matrix of points in the microscopic image, respective directionality vectors corresponding to magnitudes and directions
of edges at the points irrespective of a sign of the magnitudes;

producing a simulated image based on the CAD data;
generating, by the computer, a second directionality map based on the simulated image;
generating, based on the microscopic image, a first height map indicative of a three-dimensional (3D) shape of the structure;
generating a second height map of the structure based on the CAD data; and
registering the microscopic image with the CAD data based on a combination of a first comparison of the first and second directionality
maps with a second comparison of the first and second height maps.

US Pat. No. 9,714,657

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT VANE PUMP AND POWER STEERING SYSTEM

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A variable displacement vane pump for supplying a hydraulic fluid to a power steering system of a vehicle, comprising:
a pump housing having a pump element accommodating portion in an interior of the pump housing;
a drive shaft which is supported rotatably in the pump housing;
a rotor which is accommodated in the pump element accommodating portion, which has a plurality of slits which are formed to
be aligned in a circumferential direction and which is driven to rotate by the drive shaft;

vanes which are provided so as to be extendable from and retractable into the slits;
a cam ring which is provided movably in the pump element accommodating portion and which defines a plurality of pump chambers
together with the rotor and the vanes;

a suction port which is provided in the pump housing and which opens to an area where some of the plurality of pump chambers
increase gradually displacements of the pump chambers as the rotor rotates;

a discharge port which is provided in the pump housing and which opens to an area where the others of the plurality of pump
chambers decrease gradually displacements of the pump chambers as the rotor rotates;

a suction line which is provided in the pump housing and which supplies a hydraulic fluid which is reserved in a reservoir
tank to the suction port;

a discharge line which is provided in the pump housing and which supplies the hydraulic fluid which is discharged from the
discharge port to an exterior of the pump housing;

a first fluid pressure chamber and a second fluid pressure chamber which constitute a pair of spaces which are formed between
the cam ring and the pump element accommodating portion, the first fluid pressure chamber being formed on a side where a volume
of the pump chambers decreases when the cam ring moves in a direction in which an eccentricity of the cam ring relative to
the rotor increases, the second fluid pressure chamber being formed on a side where a volume of the pump chambers increases
when the cam ring moves in the direction in which the eccentricity of the cam ring relative to the rotor increases;

a metering orifice which is provided in the discharge line;
a control valve accommodating portion which is provided in the pump housing and which is formed so as to communicate with
the first fluid pressure chamber via a cam control pressure induction line;

a high pressure induction line which connects the discharge port with the control valve accommodating portion;
a valve body which is provided movably in the control valve accommodating portion;
a first land portion which is, assuming that the valve body moves in an axial direction, provided at a one side of the valve
body in the axial direction to restrict a flow of hydraulic fluid in a gap between the control valve accommodating portion
and the valve body;

a second land portion which is provided to the other side of the valve body in the axial direction with respect to the first
land portion to restrict the flow of hydraulic fluid in the gap between the control valve accommodating portion and the valve
body;

a small-diameter portion which is formed smaller in diameter than the first land portion and the second land portion so that
a space is formed between the control valve accommodating portion and the valve body in an area between the first land portion
and the second land portion in the axial direction;

three spaces which are formed in the control valve accommodating portion, the three spaces including a high pressure chamber
which is provided at the one side of the valve body in the axial direction and to which a hydraulic fluid existing upstream
of the metering orifice is supplied by way of the high pressure induction line which is provided at an axial side of the first
land portion in the axial direction, a middle pressure chamber which is provided at the other side of the valve body in the
axial direction and to which a hydraulic fluid existing downstream of the metering orifice is supplied, and a low pressure
chamber which is provided between the first land portion and the second land portion, which constitutes a space defined between
the control valve accommodating portion and the small-diameter portion and which communicates with the suction line;

a biasing member which is provided in the control valve accommodating portion and which biases the valve body in the one side
in the axial direction;

a control valve which controls variably a communication amount by which the cam control pressure induction line communicates
with the high pressure chamber and a communication amount by which the cam control pressure induction line communicates with
the low pressure chamber as the valve body moves to thereby control a pressure in the first fluid pressure chamber and an
eccentricity of the cam ring; and

a bypass line which is formed so as not only to cause a hydraulic fluid in any one of the high pressure chamber, the high
pressure induction line and the discharge line which lies in an area which is upstream of the metering orifice to flow directly
to either of the suction line side or the discharge line which lies in an area which is downstream of the metering orifice
by performing a bypass but also to increase a bypass flow rate as a pressure in the hydraulic fluid existing downstream of
the metering orifice increases as the power steering system is activated to operate and which is configured to decrease a
difference in pressure between the high pressure chamber and the middle pressure chamber by increasing the bypass flow rate,
to increase the communication amount of the cam control pressure induction line with the low pressure chamber by moving the
valve body to the one side in the axial direction as the pressure difference decreases, and to increase the eccentricity of
the cam ring by decreasing the pressure in the first fluid pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,716,318

PATCH ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A printed circuit board assembly consisting essentially of:
a patch antenna element integrally defined by the printed circuit board assembly along an upper surface of the printed circuit
board assembly, wherein the patch antenna element is generally rectangular including a pair of truncated opposite corners;

one or more components along a lower surface of the printed circuit board assembly; wherein the printed circuit board assembly
comprises a multilayer printed circuit board assembly including:

a top layer of electrically-conductive material etched to integrally define the patch antenna element;
a bottom component layer including the one or more components;
a first core layer defining the upper surface along which the patch antenna element is disposed;
a second core layer defining the lower surface along which the one or more components are disposed;
prepreg between the first and second core layers;
a ground plane integrally defined by an inner electrically-conductive layer of the printed circuit board assembly, wherein
the ground plane is between the first core layer defining the upper surface along which the patch antenna element is disposed
and the second core layer defining the lower surface along which the one or more components are disposed.

US Pat. No. 9,717,102

ACCESS METHOD FOR WIFI ACCESS POINT, WIFI ACCESS POINT AND WIFI SYSTEM

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. An access method for a WiFi access point, comprising:
the access point accessing a Third Generation, 3G, network and obtaining its own Internet Protocol, IP, address in the 3G
network;

the access point obtaining an IP address of an Access Controller (AC) through a preset AC domain name and an address server
of the 3G network, wherein the AC is connected with the 3G network; and

the access point establishing a connection with the AC through its own IP address in the 3G network;
wherein the access point establishing a connection with the AC through its own IP address in the 3G network comprising:
the access point establishing a Control And Provisioning of Wireless Access Point Protocol (CAPWAP) tunnel with the AC; and
the access point downloading a configuration file from the AC over the CAPWAP tunnel;
wherein the access point is not directly connected with the AC, and the AC is connected with a Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN),
in the 3G network.

US Pat. No. 9,715,435

INTERCONNECT PATH FAILOVER

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method, comprising:
identifying a failover trigger associated with a first interconnect path between a first storage controller and a second storage
controller;

sending a fence instruction to the second storage controller, the fence instruction instructing the second storage controller
to fence I/O operations from the first interconnect path;

receiving a fence acknowledgement message from the second storage controller; and
performing interconnect failover for the first interconnect path utilizing a second interconnect path to transmit storage
information from the first storage controller to the second storage controller, wherein the performing interconnect failover
comprises:

performing a data transmission to send data, associated with the storage information, over the second interconnect path; and
performing a metadata transmission of metadata, describing the data, after the data transmission is complete, wherein the
metadata transmission is restricted from being performed until completion of the data transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,714,334

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR TREATING RECYCLED PET AND PTT MATERIALS

Resinate Materials Group,...

1. A process comprising:
(a) densifying a PET or PTT fiber recycle stream into pellets or granules;
(b) reacting the densified PET or PTT fiber recycle pellets or granules with a glycol in a reactor, thereby forming a completely
digested product stream comprising a polyol product, and undigested contaminants;

(c) dispersing the undigested contaminants in the polyol product with a mixer having a high speed, high shear impeller with
a tip speed of 40 to 120 feet per second;

(d) filtering the resulting polyol product, thereby forming a filtered polyol product, and a contaminant stream; and
(e) reacting the filtered polyol product in a reactor with a hydrophobe selected from dimer fatty acids, trimer fatty acids,
oleic acid, ricinoleic acid, tung oil, corn oil, canola oil, soybean oil, sunflower oil, bacterial oil, yeast oil, algae oil,
castor oil, triglycerides or alkyl carboxylate esters having saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acid units, saturated or unsaturated C6-C36 fatty acids, alkoxylated castor oil, saturated or unsaturated C9-C18 dicarboxylic acids or diols, cardanol-based products, recycled cooking oil, branched or linear C6-C36 fatty alcohols, hydroxy-functional materials derived from epoxidized, ozonized, or hydroformylated fatty esters or acids,
or mixtures thereof, thereby forming a polyester polyol.

US Pat. No. 9,716,326

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An electrical connector to be mounted on a circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of connecting members arranged in an arrangement direction; and
a joining member extending in the arrangement direction for holding an end portion of each of the connecting members so that
the joining member joins all of the connecting members,

wherein each of said connecting members includes a terminal to be connected to a mating connector, and a terminal holding
member for holding the terminal,

said connecting members are arranged so that the connecting members arranged adjacently form a gap in between, and
said joining member is formed of a material having a coefficient of thermal expansion the same as that of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,717,142

MULTILAYER WIRING SUBSTRATE, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND SEMICONDUCTOR PRODUCT

1. A multilayer wiring substrate comprising: a trench produced at one surface of a build-up layer, the trench having a depth
shallower than a thickness of the build-up layer; and a copper plating applied to the trench; and
wherein the trench is produced, at a surface of the build-up layer, in a ground or a power source pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,717,079

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method in a user equipment, the method comprising:
acquiring configuration information regarding a downlink control information message for a physical uplink shared channel
transmission;

receiving the downlink control information message on a physical downlink control channel in a first subframe, the downlink
control information message indicating a plurality of resource assignments in a second subframe for an uplink carrier from
which the user equipment selects one resource assignment for transmission on the uplink carrier, where the downlink control
information message is cyclic redundancy check scrambled by a radio network temporary identifier that is indicated via higher
layers that are higher than a physical layer;

selecting a resource assignment from the plurality of resource assignments using a selection criterion; and
transmitting a data packet on the physical uplink shared channel in a resource of the selected resource assignment in the
second subframe on the uplink carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,713,687

VENTILATOR AEROSOL DELIVERY SYSTEM WITH TRANSITION ADAPTER FOR INTRODUCING CARRIER GAS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. An aerosol transition adapter for delivering an aerosolized active agent to a patient receiving ventilation support, the
aerosol transition adapter comprising:
a housing having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end having an aerosol passage for receiving an aerosol produced
by a source of aerosol comprising an aerosolized active agent and the distal end having an exit port, the housing having a
length between the distal end and the proximal end;

a carrier gas connection port configured to receive a carrier gas from a positive pressure gas source, which is in communication
with a plurality of carrier gas exit ports, and wherein the plurality of carrier gas exit ports are arranged adjacent to the
aerosol passage in a pattern that at least partially encircles a flow of aerosol from the aerosol passage;

a carrier gas conduit connected to the carrier gas connection port, wherein the carrier gas conduit is in communication with
the positive pressure gas source; and

an inner cavity, which is adapted to receive the aerosol from the aerosol passage and the carrier gas from the plurality of
carrier gas exit ports and to direct streams of carrier gas to at least partially encircle and flow in parallel with a main
direction of a flow of the aerosol along the length of the housing toward the exit port, the inner cavity having a proximal
portion having a conical inner wall, which extends outward to an inner wall of a distal portion of the inner cavity, and wherein
the plurality of carrier gas exit ports are located on the conical inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,717,126

CURRENT CONTROL CIRCUITS

Princeton Technology Corp...

1. A current control circuit for a driving circuitry system of a light-emitting diode (LED) component, the driving circuitry
system comprising a current module and a rectifier, the rectifier performing full-wave rectification on an AC input and providing
a rectified voltage to an anode of the LED component, an input terminal of the current module being coupled to a cathode of
the LED component to set a current flowing through the LED component, and the current control circuit comprising:
a voltage regulator having an input terminal coupled to the input terminal of the current module and an output terminal coupled
to a non-inverting input terminal of a first operational amplifier;

the first operational amplifier having an inverting input terminal coupled to an output terminal of the current module and
an output terminal coupled to one terminal of a capacitor, wherein an output-terminal voltage of the first operational amplifier
is provided as a reference voltage for the current module;

the capacitor, wherein the one terminal of the capacitor is coupled to the output terminal of the first operational amplifier,
and another terminal of the capacitor is coupled to a ground; and

a resistor having one terminal coupled to the inverting input terminal of the first operational amplifier and another terminal
coupled to the ground,

wherein the current module comprises:
a second operational amplifier having a non-inverting input terminal receiving the reference voltage provided by the current
control circuit, an inverting input terminal coupled to the output terminal of the current module, and an output terminal
coupled a gate of a transistor; and

the transistor having a drain coupled to the input terminal of the current module, and a source coupled to the output terminal
of the current module.

US Pat. No. 9,717,080

COMMON MAPPING OF RESOURCE ELEMENTS TO ENHANCED RESOURCE ELEMENT GROUPS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A base station in a communication system using Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM) comprising:
a processor which, in operation, implements a mapping that applies to each of a first and second frequency domain half of
a resource block pair, wherein resource elements (REs) of the resource block pair are assigned to a plurality of resource
element groups according to the mapping; and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits control channel information based on the resource element groups according to
the mapping; wherein

the resource elements of the first OFDM symbol are assigned to the resource element groups, in a first predetermined order
of the resource elements and a second predetermined order of the resource element groups,

the resource elements of the second OFDM symbol and of each of the remaining OFDM symbols in the resource block pair are assigned
to the resource element groups, in the first predetermined order of the resource elements and in the second predetermined
order of the resource element groups, such that the first resource element group to be assigned for an OFDM symbol is the
one subsequent-in-order to the last resource element group assigned for the previous OFDM symbol, and

space-frequency block coding (SFBC) is used for transmitting resource element groups in a resource block pair, one out of
a plurality of SFBC pairs is defined to use two resource elements of the same resource element group within each OFDM symbol,
wherein one of the two resource elements of the SFBC pair in the same OFDM symbol has a subcarrier index k and another of
the two resource elements of the SFBC pair has a subcarrier index k+3 or k+6 in a frequency domain.

US Pat. No. 9,716,923

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROGRAM SYNCHRONIZED TRIGGERED DECLARATIVE OBJECTS

SATURN LICENSING LLC, Ne...

16. An apparatus for implementing a pre-delivered application, comprising:
circuitry configured to:
receive the pre-delivered application at a television receiver device, the application including a programmed routine script
that is executed when user activated; and

receive one or more trigger objects associated with the application to the television receiver device, one of the one or more
trigger objects including data that defines a notification time at which an announcement of the application is to be made
to the user,

wherein the announcement is presented to the user before the application is executable by user activation,
wherein responsive to user input indicating that the user requests dismissal of the announcement, removing the announcement
from display.

US Pat. No. 9,714,746

MODULAR LED LIGHTING SYSTEMS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a first light panel comprising:
a first flexible substrate having opposed front and back surfaces,
a first planar power conductor disposed on the front surface of the first flexible substrate,
a second planar power conductor disposed on the front surface of the first flexible substrate and spaced apart from the first
planar power conductor,

a plurality of first light-emitting elements disposed on the front surface of the first flexible substrate and electrically
connected to the first and second planar power conductors, wherein the first flexible substrate is reflective to light emitted
by the first light-emitting elements,

a first vertical connector (i) integral with the first flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the front surface of the first
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the front surface of the first flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the first planar power conductor, wherein the first vertical connector has a first gender,

a second vertical connector (i) integral with the first flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the front surface of the first
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the front surface of the first flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the second planar power conductor, wherein the second vertical connector has a second gender different from the first gender,

a third vertical connector (i) integral with the first flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the back surface of the first
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the back surface of the first flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the first planar power conductor, wherein the third vertical connector has the second gender, and

a fourth vertical connector (i) integral with the first flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the back surface of the first
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the back surface of the first flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the second planar power conductor, wherein the fourth vertical connector has the first gender; and

a second light panel comprising:
a second flexible substrate having opposed front and back surfaces,
a third planar power conductor disposed on the front surface of the second flexible substrate,
a fourth planar power conductor disposed on the front surface of the second flexible substrate and spaced apart from the third
planar power conductor,

a plurality of second light-emitting elements disposed on the front surface of the second flexible substrate and electrically
connected to the third and fourth planar power conductors, wherein the second flexible substrate is reflective to light emitted
by the second light-emitting elements,

a fifth vertical connector (i) integral with the second flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the front surface of the second
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the front surface of the second flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the third planar power conductor, wherein the fifth vertical connector has the first gender,

a sixth vertical connector (i) integral with the second flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the front surface of the second
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the front surface of the second flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the fourth planar power conductor, wherein the sixth vertical connector has the second gender,

a seventh vertical connector (i) integral with the second flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the back surface of the second
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the back surface of the second flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the third planar power conductor, wherein the seventh vertical connector has the second gender, and

an eighth vertical connector (i) integral with the second flexible substrate, (ii) disposed on the back surface of the second
flexible substrate, (iii) facing away from the back surface of the second flexible substrate, and (iv) electrically connected
to the fourth planar power conductor, wherein the eighth vertical connector has the first gender,

wherein (i) the first vertical connector and the seventh vertical connector are configured to connect together vertically
such that, when the first vertical connector is connected to the seventh vertical connector, (a) the first planar power conductor
is electrically coupled to the third planar power conductor, and (b), a portion of the second flexible substrate overlaps
the first flexible substrate, and (ii) the second vertical connector and the eighth vertical connector are configured to connected
together vertically such that, when the second vertical connector is connected to the eighth vertical connector, (a) the second
flexible power conductor is electrically coupled to the fourth flexible power conductor, and (b) a portion of the second flexible
substrate overlaps the first flexible substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,717,159

MAINFRAME COMPUTER WITH SUPPORTING RACK

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A mainframe computer with a supporting rack, comprising:
a rack chassis having a first rack and a second rack, the first rack having a plurality of first positioning members arranged
thereon; the second rack having a plurality of second positioning members arranged thereon; and

the supporting rack arranged on the rack chassis, the supporting rack having at least one first corresponding positioning
member positioned corresponding to at least one of the plurality of first positioning members and at least one second corresponding
positioning member positioned corresponding to at least one of the plurality of second positioning members,

wherein the first positioning member and the first corresponding positioning member are a hole and a protruding column for
inserting onto each other correspondingly;

wherein the protruding column comprises a positioning shaft and a rubber sleeve surrounding the positioning shaft, one end
of the positioning shaft is connected to the supporting rack, the protruding column is detachably inserted into a position
corresponding to the hole, an outer edge of the rubber sleeve contacts with an inner edge corresponding to a position of the
hole in order to be positioned therein with an interference.

US Pat. No. 9,717,092

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCES FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method for allocating resources for device-to-device (D2D) communication, comprising:
allocating, by a wireless communication network (WCN), dedicated resource to a user equipment (UE) for a first D2D data session;
and

allocating, by the WCN, common resource to the UE for a second D2D data session before the first D2D data session ends.

US Pat. No. 9,716,860

COLLABORATION CONFERENCE LINKING IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A telecommunications network comprising:
a plurality of conference bridges; and
at least one routing device configured to:
detect on-going related conferences having a common account number and hosted on at least two of the plurality of conference
bridges, the related conferences comprising a first conference hosted on a first conference bridge with at least one first
conference participant and a second conference hosted on a second conference bridge with at least one second conference participant;
and

link the first conference and the second conference, wherein linking the first conference and the second conference comprises
establishing the first conference as a participant of the second conference.

US Pat. No. 9,717,107

METHOD FOR PEER-TO-PEER DATA TRANSFER USING WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK RADIO EQUIPMENT

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
preventing a first mobile device from connecting to configured networks having connectivity information stored in memory of
the first mobile device;

establishing a peer-to-peer connection with a second mobile device;
performing a data transfer from the first mobile device to the second mobile device over the peer-to-peer connection while
continuing to prevent the first mobile device from connecting to the configured networks; and

enabling the first mobile device to connect to the configured networks after completion of the data transfer.

US Pat. No. 9,717,058

ADAPTIVE TRANSMIT POWER ADJUSTMENT FOR PHONE IN HAND DETECTION USING WEARABLE DEVICE

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method for confirming that a peripheral device is positioned within a predetermined distance of a wireless communications
device, the method performed at the wireless communications device, the method comprising:
transmitting a control signal to a peripheral device worn by a user responsive to receiving user input at the user's wireless
communications device, wherein the control signal controls the peripheral device to enter a low-power transmission mode;

receiving security data from the peripheral device that was transmitted in the low-power transmission mode; and
determining that the peripheral device is positioned within a predetermined distance of the user's wireless communications
device responsive to receiving the security data.

US Pat. No. 9,716,542

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING COMMUNICATIONS DESTINED FOR A NON-TERRESTRIAL NETWORK

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of processing, by a registration server, communication requests intended for a destination electronic device connected
to an on-board communications network of a vehicle, the method comprising:
receiving a communication request that is (1) initiated by an electronic device connected to a terrestrial network and (2)
intended for the destination electronic device, the communication request including a short message service (SMS) message
and a subscription identification associated with the destination electronic device;

determining, based on the subscription identification of the destination electronic device, that there is an active product
or service associated with communications capability of the destination electronic device on the vehicle;

in response to the determining, retrieving a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) that was previously associated with the subscription
identification of the destination electronic device during a registration by the destination electronic device with the registration
server;

converting the SMS message into a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) message using the URI of the destination electronic device;
and

transmitting, to the on-board communications network for delivery to the destination electronic device, the SIP message.

US Pat. No. 9,716,125

IMAGING ARRAY AND METHOD FOR SUPPORTING AUTOMATIC EXPOSURE CONTROL IN A RADIOGRAPHIC SYSTEM

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. An apparatus including an imaging array for supporting automatic exposure control, comprising:
a support substrate with opposing first and second substrate surfaces, wherein at least a portion of said second substrate
surface is planar and includes an electrode region and a non-electrode region;

integrated circuitry separate from said support substrate, disposed on said first substrate surface and including
a plurality of bias lines to convey a bias voltage;
a plurality of data lines to convey a plurality of data signals;
a plurality of address lines to convey a plurality of address signals;
a plurality of pixels disposed among a plurality of rows and a plurality of columns, wherein each pixel includes
a photodiode coupled to one of said plurality of bias lines and including first and second photodiode electrodes, and
a switch transistor including a first switch electrode coupled to said first photodiode electrode, a second switch electrode
coupled to one of said plurality of data lines and a control electrode coupled to one of said plurality of address lines;
and

at least one electrode disposed in said electrode region of said second substrate surface, substantially parallel with at
least one portion of said plurality of pixels and capacitively coupled to at least one said first photodiode electrodes;

wherein electrodes are not disposed in said non-electrode region, and said electrode and non-electrode regions are mutually
coplanar.

US Pat. No. 9,716,123

PHOTODIODE ARRAYS

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A photodiode comprising:
a cap layer defining an inboard side and an outboard side;
a plurality of pixels formed in the cap layer extending from the inboard side to the outboard side of the cap layer to an
absorption layer, wherein at least a portion of the cap layer is defined in between the pixels;

a metal barrier in between the pixels operatively connected to the inboard side of the cap layer in between the pixels to
reflect light rays into the cap layer reducing the leakage of photons between the pixels;

a passivation layer on the inboard side of the cap layer, between the metal barrier and the cap layer, wherein the metal barrier
is disposed on an inboard side of the passivation layer; and

a plurality of metal overlays, wherein each metal overlay extends through the passivation layer to the inboard side of the
cap layer to operatively connect to a respective one of the pixels.

US Pat. No. 9,713,898

BLOWING STATION WITH COMPRESSED AIR-OPERATED MOLD CLAMP, AND METHOD FOR HOLDING TOGETHER A BLOW MOLD OF MULTIPIECE DESIGN

KHS CORPOPLAST GMBH, Ham...

1. A method for holding together a multipiece blow mold of a blowing station in a closed state for blow molding containers
from preforms of a thermoplastic material using a compressed air-operated mold clamp exerting a holding-together force, the
method comprising the steps of: pressurizing the mold clamp with compressed air for generating the holding-together force
and for a duration of the generation of the holding-together force; and, controlling a relief valve of the blowing station
by control compressed air from a control compressed air line, wherein the mold clamp is pressurized at least at times with
control compressed air from the control compressed air line.

US Pat. No. 9,717,134

TECHNIQUE FOR CONTROLLING ORDER OF SELECTION

COMPULITE SYSTEMS (2000) ...

1. A method for controlled lighting of a stage using controlled selection of stage lighting elements from an ordered set of
N stage lighting elements, implemented using a computer system comprising a computer processor and a non-transitory computer
readable memory, the method comprising:
applying to the ordered set, via the computer processor, a function P to change the order in which said stage lighting elements
are ordered in the ordered set, into a desired order defined by said function P, for further selection said stage lighting
elements from the set according to the desired order;

wherein the ordered set is formed by said N stage lighting elements selected from at least one of the following: fixtures,
internal units of the fixtures, fixture parameters, values of said parameters, and values of coefficients, and

wherein the method further comprises:
ensuring, via the computer processor, that said ordered set is presentable as a vector X comprising N stage lighting elements
xi:

X=(x1,x2 . . . xN), where xi?X(i=1, . . . N);  [2]

selecting, via the computer processor, said function P being at least a 2D function defined between at least two orthogonal
axes, wherein

a first of said at least two axes is used for defining the N stage lighting elements ordered in the set, and
a second of said at least two axes is used for determining selection indexes reflecting the order of selecting said stage
lighting elements from the set;

running, via the computer processor, the function P on the vector X, so that:
P(X)=[P(x1),P(x2), . . . P(xN)],  [3]; and

controlling, via the computer processor, by said function P, the order of selecting stage lighting elements xi from the set by associating the stage lighting elements xi with selection indexes yi presentable as a vector Y:

P(X)=Y=(y1,y2 . . . yN), where yi?Y(i=1, . . . N)  [4];

selecting, via the computer processor, the stage lighting elements from said set according to the desired order defined by
said function P; and

operating, via the computer processor, the selected stage lighting elements from said set according to the desired order,
to create convertible and adjustable lighting effects for various kinds of stages.

US Pat. No. 9,716,350

CONNECTOR HAVING A THERMAL PROTECTION CIRCUIT

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. A connector wherein the connector has:
a cover portion into which one end of a cable is inserted, and which is made of an insulating synthetic resin;
a plug portion, which is supported in a state where the plug portion is projected from a tip end of the cover portion, which
is to be inserted into a mating connector, and which includes: an insulator; a plurality of contact terminals that are supported
by the insulator; and a metal shell, which covers an outer circumference side of the insulator,

a printed circuit board, which is placed in the cover portion, and on which a thermal protection circuit is mounted,
the thermal protection circuit includes:
an FET, which is inserted in a power supply line of the printed circuit board; and
a temperature switch that detects a temperature, and which, when the detected temperature exceeds a predetermined temperature,
outputs an abnormal heating signal for causing the FET to cut off the power supply line, and

the connector further includes a metal bonding member, said metal bonding member being formed integrally or integrated with
the metal shell and thermally couples the metal shell to the temperature switch; wherein

the metal bonding member, other than a front end portion, is covered by a bag shaped insulator secured by single-sided adhesive
tape.

US Pat. No. 9,714,920

DETECTOR SYSTEMS

RAPISCAN SYSTEMS, INC., ...

1. A detection system for detecting a presence of a threat object on a person comprising:
a gate defining a detection area;
at least one camera positioned proximate to said gate, wherein said at least one camera is adapted to capture a plurality
of frames and wherein each of said plurality of frames is indicative of a position of the person as the person moves through
said detection area;

a plurality of magnetic field generators and a plurality of magnetic field detectors positioned within said gate and adapted
to generate a plurality of electromagnetic images of said person and the threat object passing through said detection area;

and
a processor adapted to determine which frame from said plurality of frames was recorded when an electromagnetic image from
said plurality of electromagnetic images was generated, to analyze said frame to identify which parts of the person are within
said electromagnetic image, and determine how far said parts were displaced relative to a reference position.

US Pat. No. 9,717,138

RADIOGRAPHIC PROJECTOR

SPEC Intellectual Propert...

1. A locking mechanism for a radiographic projector,
the radiographic projector being adapted to hold a radioactive source in a source holder, and comprising a housing defining
a channel along which the source holder is adapted to be moved between a storage position inside the housing and an exposed
position outside of the housing,

wherein the locking mechanism is adapted to lock the source holder in the and comprises:
a first locking member moveable between a locked state preventing movement of the source holder out of the storage position
and an unlocked state allowing movement of the source holder out of the storage position;

wherein the first locking member is biased towards the locked state;
a second locking member being adapted to prevent movement of the first locking member to the locked state when the source
holder is not in the storage position, and to allow movement of the first locking member to the locked state when the source
holder is in the storage position; and

a third locking member, adapted to engage the first locking member, as a result of movement of the first locking member from
the locked state to the unlocked state, to retain the first locking member in the unlocked state, and adapted to disengage
said first locking member when said second locking member prevents movement of the first locking member to a locked state.

US Pat. No. 9,717,120

APPARATUS AND METHODS OF OPERATION OF PASSIVE LED LIGHTING EQUIPMENT

CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG K...

1. A passive lighting circuit comprising
a variable input inductor for receiving an AC input power, the variable input inductor being arranged to filter the AC input
power, limit a power flow into an LED load having at least one LED, reduce the sensitivity of LED power to fluctuations in
the AC input power, and be selectively controlled for dimming the at least one LED;

a rectification circuit connected directly with an output of the variable input inductor, the rectification circuit being
arranged to receive the filtered AC input power from the input inductor, rectify the AC input power, and generate a rectified
DC power;

a non-electrolytic capacitor connected across an output of the rectification circuit for reducing a voltage ripple of said
rectified DC power;

a current ripple reduction circuit formed by an inductor connected directly between the non-electrolytic capacitor and the
LED load, the current ripple reduction circuit being arranged to generate a current to be provided to the LED load;

the LED load with at least one LED for receiving said current as an input;
wherein the current supplied to said at least one LED is a continuous direct current that is permitted to vary periodically
between a non-zero maximum value and a non-zero minimum value, and wherein the operating and/or design parameters of said
at least one LED are chosen such that the variation in luminous flux resulting from the variation in the continuous direct
current is not observable to the human eye; and

wherein the passive LED lighting circuit that is free of active electronic switches, electronic control circuits for the switches,
power supplies for the electronic control circuits, and electrolytic capacitors.

US Pat. No. 9,715,979

LOW VOLTAGE SWITCH POLE

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

1. A low voltage switch pole comprising an insulating casing having lateral walls and a front and a rear wall and defining
an internal space with a contact area and an arc extinguishing area, a fixed contact assembly and a movable contact assembly
being positioned in said contact area, said movable contact assembly being movable between a closed position in which it is
into contact with said fixed contact assembly and an open position in which it is spaced apart from said fixed contact assembly,
an arc chamber comprising a plurality of substantially parallel metallic plates inserted into an enclosure made of insulating
material being positioned in said arc extinguishing area, characterized in that an insulating wall is positioned in said internal
space between said contact area and said arc extinguishing area and partially separates said contact area from said arc extinguishing
area, and in that a channel connecting said contact area to said arc extinguishing area is provided in said insulating wall.

US Pat. No. 9,713,878

INDICIA FOR RAZOR WITH A ROTATABLE PORTION

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A razor comprising:
a first component comprising a first indicia on a surface of the first component; and
a second component configured to rotate relative to the first component about a first axis of rotation, the second component
comprising at least one blade and a second indicia on a surface of the second component, the second component configured to
rotate relative to the first component about a second axis of rotation, wherein the second axis of rotation and the first
axis of rotation are non-coplanar,

wherein the second component is in a preloaded neutral position when at rest such that the first indicia and the second indicia
are in alignment at rest and out of alignment when the second component has been rotated about the first axis of rotation.

US Pat. No. 9,717,155

IDENTIFIABLE MODULAR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. An identifiable modular electronic device, which comprises:
a base main body, comprising a plurality of recessed sockets, wherein the plurality of recessed sockets are installed on one
side of the base main body circularly around a center of the base main body;

a plurality of external modules, individually and removably plugged into each socket, wherein a slot is disposed at one side
of each external module, the socket has a rabbet corresponding to the slot, and each external module comprises a first magnetic
body;

a rotating ring, sheathing and mounted on the base main body, wherein the rotating ring has a plurality of latches on an inner
side that correspond to a plurality of the slots, one of the latches is installed with a second magnetic body, the rotating
ring is selectively rotatable from an OFF position to an ON position, and when the rotating ring is rotated to the ON position,
the plurality of latches are separately inserted into each slot;

a plurality of first magnetic induction modules, installed on the base main body, individually correspond to each first magnetic
body, and separately induce each first magnetic body to produce magnetic flux signals;

a second magnetic induction module, installed on the base main body and corresponding to the second magnetic body, wherein
when the rotating ring is rotated to the ON position, the second magnetic induction module induces the second magnetic body
to produce an ON signal; and

a processing module, installed on the base main body, configured to detect the magnetic flux signal to determine the voltage
of each corresponding external module, and accordingly configured to supply the required electrical power to each of the external
modules when the ON signal is received.

US Pat. No. 9,717,156

ELECTRICAL SOCKET CONNECTOR WITH GUIDE FRAME IC CHIP PLACEMENT

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector for electrically connecting a chip module, comprising:
an insulating body;
a plurality of terminals received in the insulating body, for electrically connecting the chip module;
a stiffener surrounding the periphery of the insulating body, wherein the stiffener has a first pivoting portion and a second
pivoting portion, the first pivoting portion is located in front of the second pivoting portion, and the first pivoting portion
and the second pivoting portion are located on a same side of the insulating body;

a carrier for carrying the chip module onto the insulating body, wherein a rear end of the carrier is pivoted to the first
pivoting portion; and

a load plate for pressing the chip module, wherein a rear end of the load plate is pivoted to the second pivoting portion,
wherein the carrier comprises:
a guide frame pivoted to the first pivoting portion; and
a clamping member for fixing the chip module;
wherein the guide frame has four edges defining an opening for receiving the chip module, a sliding rail is provided on each
of two opposite sides of the opening, a side plate is provided on each of two opposite sides of the clamping member, and the
two side plates are respectively carried on the two sliding rails and are slidable along the two sliding rails;

wherein when the clamping member is assembled on the guide frame and the guide frame moves towards a closing direction to
be installed on the insulating body, the sliding rails are located on two opposite sides of the insulating body and located
between the stiffener and the side plates; and

wherein an upper surface of each of the sliding rails is not higher than an upper surface of the insulating body.

US Pat. No. 9,717,119

LED LIGHT WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL POLYHEDRON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

1. An LED light comprising:
a structural shell comprising a PCB (polyhedron printed circuit board) folded into a three-dimensional shape, the three-dimensional
shape comprising a plurality of faces and an open end; and

a light fitting joined to the open end, the light fitting for removably coupling the LED light to a light fixture;
wherein the PCB comprises: a plurality of LEDs mounted thereon, one or more of the plurality of faces comprising at least
one of the plurality of LEDs, and a driver circuit, wherein the driver circuit electronically connects the plurality of LEDs
to the light fitting;

wherein a first face of the plurality of faces has a first set of edge teeth on at least part of a perimeter of the first
face, and a second face of the plurality of faces has a second set of edge teeth on at least part of a perimeter of the second
face, the second set of edge teeth configured to be complementary to and interlock with the first set of edge teeth.

US Pat. No. 9,717,035

METHODS AND SYSTEM IN SUPPORTING REAL TIME SERVICES WITH SPECTRUM EFFICIENCY IN A SATELLITE NETWORK

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a remote terminal of a wireless communications network, respective data communications packets from one or more
interface devices associated with the remote terminal;

capturing a one session request message from a one of the interface device(s) for initiation of a setup process to establish
a first communications session over the wireless communications network;

parsing the one session request message to obtain session parameters regarding the first communications session;
determining inroute bandwidth requirements for the first communications session based at least in part on the session parameters;
initiating a bandwidth reservation process to obtain inroute bandwidth allocations to satisfy the inroute bandwidth requirements
for the first communications session;

transmitting the one session request message to a session controller at a core node of the wireless communications network,
wherein the one session request message is held by the remote terminal and not transmitted until completion of the bandwidth
reservation process; and

completing the setup process with the core node to establish the first communications session.

US Pat. No. 9,716,383

MULTIPLE SUPPLY DVFS

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A system for delivering voltages to power domains, each power domain having at least one component and functioning according
to at least two operating points at distinct required supply voltages, the system comprising:
a first power supply unit and a second power supply unit configured, to deliver controllable supply voltages, wherein the
first power supply unit is able to deliver a first maximum current and the second power supply unit is able to deliver a second
maximum current;

a first power domain, which is arranged to be alternatively connected to the first power supply unit or to the second power
supply unit, wherein a maximum drawn current value is defined for each of the first power domain and a second power domain;
and

a control unit configured to select one of the first power supply unit and the second power supply unit to be a current power
supply unit connected to the first power domain, the current power supply unit being selected based on a current operating
point of the first power domain, and the control unit controlling the current power supply unit to deliver a required voltage
level associated with the current operating point of the first power domain, wherein the control unit is further configured
to predefine a default voltage supply unit for each of the first power domain and the second power domain, among the first
power supply unit and the second power supply unit, so that a sum of maximum drawn current values of power domains having
the same default power supply unit is equal to the first or second maximum current deliverable by said same default supply
unit;

wherein upon a change of an operating point of the first power domain from a first operating point to a second operating point,
said second operating point requiring a second drawn current, if a required voltage level defined by the second operating
point is higher than a required voltage level defined by the first operating point, and if the current power supply unit is
unable to deliver the second drawn current, then the control unit is further configured to switch at least one other power
domain among power domains connected to the current power supply unit of the first power domain to another power supply unit
and to increase a voltage level of the current power supply unit up to the required voltage level defined by the second operating
point of the first power domain.

US Pat. No. 9,716,932

DETACHABLE AUDIO SYSTEM FOR HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A detachable audio system for a head-mounted display, the detachable audio system comprising:
a speaker;
an arm coupled to the speaker;
a strap connector including a first side coupled to the arm and a second side opposite to the first side; and
a coupling subsystem coupled to the second side of the strap connector and to couple to a strap for the head-mounted display,
the coupling subsystem comprising:

a base including a first side engaged with the second side of the strap connector and a second side opposite to the first
side;

a plurality of posts, extending from the second side of the base, to couple to the strap;
a spacer through which the plurality of posts extend; and
a spring, contacting the second side of the base and the spacer, to detach the detachable audio system from the strap when
the plurality of posts decouple from the strap.

US Pat. No. 9,716,731

CONSOLIDATED PEER-TO-PEER MEDIA SESSIONS FOR AUDIO AND/OR VIDEO COMMUNICATIONS

RINGCENTRAL, INC., Belmo...

1. A system for facilitating a plurality of devices to participate in a conference, the system comprising:
one or more communication interfaces configured to communicate with a first device via a first signaling channel, communicate
with a second device via a second signaling channel, and communicate with a third device via a third signaling channel; and

one or more processors configured to:
receive over at least one signaling channel an indication regarding relaying capabilities of at least one device;
receive over the second signaling channel a request from the second device to join a conference, wherein the conference involves
a first peer-to-peer media session directly connecting the first device and the third device over a first data channel;

select, based on the received relaying capabilities, one of the plurality of devices to function as a consolidator; and
send over the second signaling channel a message containing a network address of the consolidator thereby enabling the second
device to join the conference by having the second device directly initiating a second peer-to-peer media session with the
consolidator over a second data channel.

US Pat. No. 9,716,609

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING CHANGES TO FILES IN STREAMING APPLICATIONS

Numecent Holdings, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:
virtually representing a file associated with a streaming software program on a streaming client;
streaming a segment of the file to the streaming client;
if the size of the file is greater than a writeback threshold:
tracking modifications to the segment of the file at the streaming client;
writing, at the streaming client, tracked modifications to the file into a diff-file, the diff-file residing on the streaming
client;

combining, at the streaming client, the segment of the file with the diff-file to create a locally modified virtual file;
virtually representing, on the streaming client, the locally modified virtual file;
if the size of the file is less than the writeback threshold:
downloading a downloadable file having content corresponding to content of the segment of the file;
modifying the downloadable file locally.

US Pat. No. 9,714,770

FRESH AIR COOLING DEVICE

Hoffman Enclosures, Inc.,...

1. An air conditioning system including an air conditioning unit and a ventilator, the ventilator comprising:
at least one intake vent capable of receiving cool ambient air;
an exhaust vent capable of discharging warm air to the ambient environment;
a supply vent that provides cool air to an enclosure connected to the ventilator;
a return vent that receives warm air from the enclosure;
a filter;
an impeller;
at least one inlet damper;
at least one outlet damper; and
a ventilator control system, wherein the air conditioning unit includes a separate control system configured to interface
with and control the ventilator to pull cool ambient air from the at least one intake vent to flow through the filter and
to the supply vent and pushes warm air from the enclosure to flow from the return vent to the exhaust vent, the ventilator
control system configured to control the ventilator when the separate control system fails.

US Pat. No. 9,714,138

METHOD FOR DISPOSING WASTE PACKAGES SUCH AS DIAPERS

MUNCHKIN INC., Van Nuys,...

1. A method, comprising:
aligning and releasably mounting a bag frame to a housing, wherein the bag frame has at least one alignment tab and a single
use flexible bag;

providing a rotatable member having a plurality of inwardly extending fingers, the inwardly extending fingers having a bag
contact surface that operatively interacts with the single use flexible bag; wherein the inwardly extending fingers curve
radially downward and inward from a rotator housing to an elbow junction, from the elbow junction, the fingers curve laterally
upward and inward and extend substantially horizontal to a radial distal end disposed adjacent to a midpoint location; and

providing a temporary seal by twisting a portion of the single use flexible bag with the rotatable member.

US Pat. No. 9,713,603

PRODRUG OF GREEN TEA EPIGALLOCATECHIN-3-GALLATE (PRO-EGCG) FOR USE IN THE TREATMENT OF ENDOMETRIOSIS

The Hong Kong Polytechnic...

1. A method of treating endometriosis or a related indication comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective
amount of Pro-EGCG having the formula:

US Pat. No. 9,713,617

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF A BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A pharmaceutical formulation for oral administration comprising:
(a) about 40 mgs to about 200 mgs of 1-((R)-3-(4-amino-3-(4-phenoxyphenyl)-1H-pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidin-1-yl)piperidin-1-yl)prop-2-en-1-one;
(b) about 40 wt % to about 50 wt % of a diluent;
(c) about 3 wt % to about 10 wt % of a disintegrating agent;
(d) about 2 wt % to about 7 wt % of a surfactant; and
(e) about 0.2 wt % to about 1.0 wt % of a lubricant.

US Pat. No. 9,715,478

METHOD FOR DETECTING THE CORRECT ROTATIONAL DIRECTION OF A CENTRIFUGAL APPARATUS, AND A CENTRIFUGAL APPARATUS ASSEMBLY

ABB Technology OY, Helsi...

1. A method for detecting the correct rotational direction of a centrifugal apparatus, the method comprising:
rotating the centrifugal apparatus in a first direction;
acquiring first frequency data relating to the step of rotating the centrifugal apparatus in the first direction;
rotating the centrifugal apparatus in a second direction, the second direction being opposite to the first direction;
acquiring second frequency data relating to the step of rotating the centrifugal apparatus in the second direction, wherein
essential parameters of the step of rotating the centrifugal apparatus in the second direction are compatible with essential
parameters of the step of rotating the centrifugal apparatus in the first direction, and essential parameters of the step
of acquiring second frequency data are compatible with essential parameters of the step of acquiring first frequency data;

detecting a correct rotational direction of the centrifugal apparatus based on comparing the first frequency data with the
second frequency data, the comparison being carried out with respect to at least one frequency range; and

controlling the centrifugal apparatus to rotate in the detected correct rotational direction of the centrifugal apparatus,
wherein in each of the at least one frequency range a smaller magnitude is interpreted as an indication of the correct rotational
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,717,149

CIRCUIT BOARD MADE OF AIN WITH COPPER STRUCTURES

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A method for producing a ceramic circuit board having electric printed conductors and contact points on at least one of
two sides and having at least one via, comprising the sequential process steps of:
a) producing a ceramic substrate of aluminum nitride and creating a borehole at a location provided for the at least one via,
b) filling the borehole with a first adhesive paste of copper, tungsten, molybdenum or their alloys or mixtures thereof, and
c) one-pass overprinting using a first screen printing operation on at least one side of the ceramic substrate with a desired
layout of the printed conductors and contact points using a second adhesive paste,

d) firing the printed ceramic substrate in a firing oven with nitrogen, wherein an oxygen content is kept at a controlled
level of 0-50 ppm O2,

e) printing using a cover paste with a low glass content on the second adhesive paste in a second screen printing operation
until achieving a desired thickness of the printed conductors and contact points,

f) firing the printed ceramic substrate in a firing oven with nitrogen, wherein the oxygen content is kept at 0-50 ppm O2.

US Pat. No. 9,716,399

VEHICLE CHARGER

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A vehicle charger, comprising:
a power supply device configured to change an input voltage into a voltage required to charge a portable device and output
the changed voltage;

a communication module configured to receive a communication signal from the portable device, the communication signal including
information indicating at least one of a voltage and a current, required to charge the portable device;

a reference changing unit configured to generate at least one of a reference voltage and a reference current based on the
at least one of the voltage and the current indicated in the communication signal;

a compensator configured to generate a compensation signal based on a result obtained by comparing the at least one of the
reference voltage and the reference current with at least one of a sensed voltage and a sensed current, which are obtained
by sensing at least one of an output voltage of the power supply device and a current supplied from the power supply device
to the portable device;

a controller configured to generate a gate driving signal according to the compensation signal; and
a gate driver configured to generate a gate voltage for controlling switching operation of the power supply device according
to the gate driving signal.

US Pat. No. 9,714,321

CONTINUOUS POLYMERIZATION PROCESS USING INTENSELY STIRRED VESSELS

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A continuous polymerization process for manufacturing a polyester, the process comprising the following steps:
a) employing an assembly comprising an initial reactor vessel, a final reactor vessel and an intermittent reactor vessel,
where said reactor vessels are connected to each other through one or more transfer lines;

b) introducing reactant components comprising a terephthalic acid slurry comprising terephthalic acid and ethylene glycol
and a TiO2 slurry comprising TiO2 and ethylene glycol to the initial reactor vessel, wherein the terephthalic acid slurry has as ethylene glycol to terephthalic
acid molar ratio of about 2;

c) stirring the reactant components in the initial reactor vessel at a speed of greater than 0 to less than 200 rpm to form
an oligomer;

d) transferring the oligomer produced in the initial reactor to the intermittent reactor vessel and stirring the oligomer
in the intermittent reactor vessel at a speed ranging from 400 rpm to 1000 rpm;

e) introducing about 10 ppm to 100 ppm phosphoric acid and at least one additive selected from carbon black having a particle
size of about 0.02 ?m to about 1 ?m or a member of the group consisting of 5-sulfoisophthalic acid (SIPA), 5-sulfoisophthalic
acid dimethyl ester (SIPM), 5-sulfoisophthalic acid diglycolate (SIPEG), and alkali metal salts thereof to the oligomer being
stirred at 400 rpm to 1000 rpm in the intermittent reactor vessel, wherein the at least one additive is blended into the oligomer
and an intermediate is obtained, and wherein the oligomer, the at least one additive, and the phosphoric acid have a residence
time of from 1 minute to 5 minutes in the intermittent vessel;

f) transferring the intermediate to the final reactor vessel; and
g) polymerizing the intermediate in the final reactor vessel at a temperature of from 285° C. to 320° C. and in the absence
of a polyethylene glycol, to obtain the polyester.

US Pat. No. 9,714,408

CELL CULTURE METHOD

Toyo Seikan Group Holding...

1. A method of culturing cells in a culture container containing an original culture medium, comprising:
incubating the original culture medium and cells in the culture container to produce incubated culture medium and cultured
cells;

mixing the incubated culture medium with a new culture medium in the culture container,
wherein
a pH of the new culture medium is higher than the pH of the original culture medium,
a partial pressure of dissolved carbon dioxide of the new culture medium is lower than the partial pressure of dissolved carbon
dioxide of the original culture medium, and

a partial pressure of dissolved oxygen of the new culture medium is higher than the partial pressure of dissolved oxygen of
the original culture medium, and wherein

the mixing raises the pH and the partial pressure of dissolved oxygen of the incubated culture medium and lowers the partial
pressure of dissolved carbon dioxide of the incubated culture medium to optimum conditions for cell culture.

US Pat. No. 9,716,780

TELEPHONE DEVICE

Pegatron Corporation, Ta...

1. A telephone device, comprising:
a base, comprising an ear set accommodating area;
a magnetic field generating device, situated in the base, and used for generating a magnetic field;
an ear set, detachably accommodated in the ear set accommodating area, and comprising a magnetic conducted element;
a magnetic sensor, situated within the base for detecting the magnetic field, the magnetic field detected by the magnetic
sensor being reduced due to interference of the magnetic conducted element when the ear set being accommodated in the ear
set accommodating area; and

a controller, electrically connected with the magnetic sensor, and determining whether the ear set is accommodated in the
ear set accommodating area based on a change of the magnetic field detected by the magnetic sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,715,105

LIGHT SWITCHING MODULE

BENQ MATERIALS CORPORATIO...

1. A light switching module comprising:
a first refractive element comprising
a first substrate with a first refractive index comprising a plurality of first micro-lens structures on a side thereof;
a first patterned retardation microstructure layer disposed on the plurality of first micro-lens structures; and
a first birefringent layer disposed on the first patterned retardation microstructure for forming a first optical axis region
with a first optical axis and a second optical axis region with a second optical axis; wherein the first optical axis region
has an extraordinary refractive index in the direction parallel to the first optical axis and an ordinary refractive index
in the direction perpendicular to the first optical axis; the second optical axis region has an extraordinary refractive index
in the direction parallel to the second optical axis and an ordinary refractive index in the direction perpendicular to the
second optical axis, wherein the first birefringent layer has a complementary surface fitted together with the plurality of
first micro-lens structures;

wherein the first optical axis region and the second optical axis region are interleaved arrangement; the first optical axis
and the second axis are perpendicular to each other;

a second refractive element adjacent to a side of the first refractive element comprising
a second substrate with a second refractive index comprising a plurality of second micro-lens structures on a side thereof;
a second patterned retardation microstructure disposed on the plurality of second micro-lens structures; and
a second birefringent layer disposed on the second patterned retardation microstructure for forming a third optical axis region
with a third optical axis and a fourth optical axis region with a fourth optical axis; wherein the third optical axis region
has an extraordinary refractive index in the direction parallel to the third optical axis and an ordinary refractive index
in the direction perpendicular to the third optical axis, wherein the second birefringent layer has a complementary surface
fitted together with the plurality of second micro-lens structures; the fourth optical axis region has an extraordinary refractive
index in the direction parallel to the fourth optical axis and an ordinary refractive index in the direction perpendicular
to the fourth optical axis;

wherein the third optical axis region and the fourth optical axis region are interleaved arrangement; the third optical axis
and the fourth axis are perpendicular to each other; and

a shifting means connected to the first refractive element or the second refractive element for adjusting the relative position
of the first refractive element and the second refractive element;

wherein the first refractive index of the first substrate is the same as one of the extraordinary refractive index and the
ordinary refractive index of the first birefringent layer; the second refractive index of the second substrate is the same
as one of the extraordinary refractive index and the ordinary refractive index of the second birefringent layer; one of the
first optical axis and the second optical axis is parallel to one of the third optical axis and the fourth optical axis.

US Pat. No. 9,714,244

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDO[4,3-D]PYRIMIDINES AS WEE-1 INHIBITORS

ALMAC DISCOVERY LIMITED, ...

6. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or N-oxide thereof, and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 9,716,978

MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING MODE SETTINGS OF VEHICLE PASSENGERS

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a first mobile communication device, a group of mobile communication devices that are in proximity to the first
mobile communication device;

sending a pairing command from the first mobile communication device to the group to initiate pairing of each mobile communication
device of the group with the first mobile communication device and with each other member of the group;

sending an alphanumeric code from the first mobile communication device to the group;
determining that the first mobile communication device is located in a vehicle and is associated with the vehicle driver;
placing the first mobile communication device in drive mode in response to determining that the first mobile communication
device is associated with the vehicle driver; and

broadcasting an advertising packet, by the first mobile communication device to the group, in response to determining that
the first mobile communication device is associated with the vehicle driver , the advertising packet containing a deactivate
drive mode command and the alphanumeric code.

US Pat. No. 9,715,054

PLANAR LIGHT UNIT

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., ...

1. A planar light unit comprising:
a light source; and
a light guide plate including an incident surface for receiving light emitted from the light source, an emission surface from
which the light introduced through the incident surface is emitted, an opposing surface disposed so as to oppose the emission
surface, and a side surface disposed along an outer periphery of the emission surface and the opposing surface,

wherein the light guide plate has a circular solid disk shape with a cutaway portion,
the incident surface is formed in the cutaway portion,
the emission surface is disposed in an upper surface of the circular solid disk with the cutaway portion,
wherein the emission surface has a non-rectangular outer shape, and
at least a part of the side surface is formed as a diffusing surface,
wherein the incident surface includes a first incident surface and a second incident surface located beside the first incident
surface,

the light source includes a first light source opposed to the first incident surface and a second light source opposed to
the second incident surface,

the first incident surface includes a first prism having a ridgeline oriented in a thickness direction of the light guide
plate,

the second incident surface includes a second prism having a ridgeline oriented in a thickness direction of the light guide
plate,

the first prism has an asymmetrical horizontal cross-sectional shape parallel to the emission surface, the cross-section including
a first side located on a side of the side surface and a second side located on a side of the second incident surface,

the second prism has an asymmetrical horizontal cross-sectional shape parallel to the emission surface, the cross-section
including a third side located on a side of the first incident surface and a fourth side located on a side of the side surface,

a first average value of angles defined between a first optical axis from the first light source to the first incident surface
and the first side is larger than a second average value of angles defined between the first optical axis and the second side,
and

a fourth average value of angles defined between a second optical axis from the second light source to the second incident
surface and the fourth side is larger than a third average value of angles defined between the second optical axis and the
third side.

US Pat. No. 9,714,652

ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR AND PUMP UNIT

Reebok International Limi...

1. An article of footwear system comprising:
an inflatable bladder;
a valve mechanism attached to the inflatable bladder for selectively inflating the inflatable bladder;
a cap coupled to the valve mechanism, the cap comprising a center protrusion and a plurality of apertures disposed radially
about the center protrusion; and

an external pump for inflating the inflatable bladder, the external pump comprising:
a body;
a hollow portion located at a distal end of the pump; and
a nozzle connected to a shoulder located within a hollow portion, the nozzle comprising:
a top end connected to the shoulder,
a nozzle wall,
a through hole,
a bottom end, and
a plurality of prongs extending from the bottom end into the hollow portion,
wherein the center protrusion of the cap is configured to be actuated by the external pump for inflating the inflatable bladder.

US Pat. No. 9,714,380

PHOSPHOR AND LIGHT-EMITTING EQUIPMENT USING PHOSPHOR

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A phosphor, comprising a CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase, wherein:
the CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase has a crystal structure belonging to the Cmc21 space group; and

the CaAlSiN3 family crystal phase comprises:

at least one element selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, and Yb;
at least one divalent element selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Sr, and Ba;
at least one trivalent element selected from the group consisting of B, Al, Ga, In, Sc, Y, La, Gd, and Lu; and
at least one tetravalent element selected from the group consisting of Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, and Hf.

US Pat. No. 9,717,033

ACCESS POINT AND ASSOCIATED ANTENNA SELECTING METHOD

Wistron NeWeb Corporation...

1. An access point for communicating with an electronic device, the access point comprising:
an antenna module, comprising a plurality of antennas;
a wireless network module, coupled to the antenna module; and
a processor, coupled to the wireless network module, wherein the processor includes a plurality of Modulation and Coding Scheme
code (MCS) codes supported by the electronic device;

wherein when the access point operates in a training stage to determine at least one optimal antenna for communicating with
the electronic device, the processor utilizes only one specific MCS code from the plurality of MCS codes to transmit a plurality
of training packets to the electronic device via the wireless network module during the training stage without switching other
MCS codes for determining the at least one optimal antenna for communicating with the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,716,962

AUDIO SIGNAL CORRECTION AND CALIBRATION FOR A ROOM ENVIRONMENT

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. A method, comprising:
separating peaks and dips of an original frequency response based on a frequency range of interest of the original frequency
response;

determining an error difference between a frequency response modified by at least two iterative filters and the original frequency
response; and

applying the error difference to an audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,716,945

SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR MEMS CAPACITIVE TRANSDUCERS

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A signal processing circuit for a MEMS capacitive transducer, the transducer producing, in use, a sense signal in response
to an input stimulus, the signal processing circuit comprising:
a signal path between an input for receiving said sense signal and an output for outputting an output signal based on said
sense signal; and

compensation circuitry configured to:
monitor the signal at a first point along the signal path and generate a correction signal; and
modify the signal at at least a second point along said signal path based on said correction signal by adding said correction
signal to the signal at said second point along the signal path wherein said correction signal is generated to comprise at
least one harmonic component generated from any fundamental signal component at said first point;

wherein said correction signal is generated as a function of the value of the signal at the first point along the signal path
so as to introduce compensation components into the output signal that compensate for distortion components in the sense signal.

US Pat. No. 9,716,762

REMOTE VEHICLE CONNECTION STATUS

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A system comprising:
a message broker computing device including one or more hardware processors, configured to
initialize, responsive to a connection notification published via a vehicle connection to a vehicle-associated topic tree
topic to which a service delivery network is subscribed, a lost-connection notification to be published to the topic by the
broker upon broker identification of the connection as lost, and

when a periodic notification over the connection to the message broker is missed, publish the lost-connection notification
to the vehicle-associated topic.

US Pat. No. 9,716,728

INSTANT DATA SECURITY IN UNTRUSTED ENVIRONMENTS

Vormetric, Inc., San Jos...

1. A method of managing keys and policies, comprising:
communicating enterprise policies from a key and policy manager in a computing device in an enterprise environment to an agent
while the agent is in a computing or communication device in a cloud environment;

generating keys at the key and policy manager;
distributing one or more of the keys from the key and policy manager in the enterprise environment to computing or communication
devices in the enterprise environment, in accordance with the enterprise policies; and

enforcing the enterprise policies in the cloud environment via an application of the enterprise policies by the agent in the
cloud environment, wherein at least one method operation is executed through a processor,

migrating data in the cloud environment from usage of keys generated in the cloud environment to usage of the keys generated
at the key and policy manager, via decryption with the keys generated in the cloud environment and re-encryption with the
keys generated at the key and policy manager.

US Pat. No. 9,716,591

METHOD FOR SETTING UP A SECURE CONNECTION BETWEEN CLIENTS

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A method for authorising a second client to a server for a user account for setting up a secure connection between the
second client and a first client, wherein the method comprises the steps of:
a) generating a random number by the first client,
b) displaying the random number by the first client,
c) generating a first hash value from the random number by the first client, wherein the first hash value comprises a symmetric
key, a password, and an initialisation vector,

d) generating, by the first client, a first data packet from a name of the user account, from a first public key of the first
client, and from a hash value of the first public key,

e) encrypting the first data packet by means of the symmetric key and the initialisation vector by the first client,
f) generating a second hash value from the password with use of the initialisation vector as salt by the first client,
g) transmitting the encrypted first data packet and the second hash value from the first client to the server,
h) receiving, by a second client, the name of the user account and the random number from an input means of the second client,
i) generating the first hash value from the random number received via input means by the second client, wherein the first
hash value comprises the symmetric key, the password, and the initialisation vector,

j) generating the second hash value from the password with use of the initialisation vector as salt by the second client,
k) transmitting the second hash value from the second client to the server,
l) comparing the second hash value obtained from the first client with the second hash value obtained from the second client
through the server and, if the values match, transmitting the encrypted first data packet through the server to the second
client,

m) decrypting the encrypted first data packet by means of the symmetric key and the initialisation vector by the second client
in order to obtain a decrypted name of the user account, a decrypted second public key, and a decrypted hash value of the
second public key,

n) comparing, by the second client, the decrypted name of the user account with the name of the user account received via
input means, the decrypted public key with the first public key of the first client, and/or the decrypted hash value with
the hash value of the first public key of the first client and, if the values match, authorising the second client to the
server.

US Pat. No. 9,715,000

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FRIEND OR FOE IDENTIFICATION

LaserMax, Inc., Rocheste...

1. A system for use in identifying one of an unmanned ground vehicle and an unmanned aerial vehicle, the system comprising:
a signal emitter associated with the unmanned vehicle, the signal emitter including a housing having an aperture and at least
one quantum cascade laser within a hermetically sealed environment within the housing and a driver configured to cause the
quantum cascade laser to emit a signal having a wavelength between approximately 2 ?m and approximately 30 ?m,

wherein the quantum cascade laser is configured to emit the signal from the aperture, wherein the signal is detectable to
identify the unmanned vehicle as friendly at a distance from the signal emitter greater than approximately 1 meter, and wherein
the housing is configured to allow air from outside of the unmanned vehicle through the aperture so that heat generated by
the quantum cascade laser is transferred from the hermetically sealed environment into the moving air during movement of the
unmanned vehicle to cool the quantum cascade laser.

US Pat. No. 9,714,579

CONNECTION JOINT FOR ATTACHING AN AIRFOIL BLADE TO A HELICOPTER'S BEARINGLESS MAIN ROTOR

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. An airfoil blade comprising:
a root end;
a tip end; and
a body extending between the root end and the tip end with a pitch axis extending from the root end to the tip end, wherein
the root end defines a chordwise axis extending perpendicular to the pitch axis and includes a first fastener hole and a second
fastener hole aligned along the chordwise axis, the first and second fastener holes extending through the root end of the
airfoil blade from a top surface of the root end of the airfoil blade to a bottom surface of the root end of the airfoil blade,
the first and second fastener holes being configured to receive first and second fasteners, respectively, to couple the root
end to a control cuff and a flexbeam head, the first fastener hole having a first diameter and being spaced a first distance
from the pitch axis, the second fastener hole having a second diameter and being spaced a second distance from the pitch axis,
the first distance being different from the second distance, the first diameter being larger than the second diameter, wherein
the first fastener hole is between the leading edge and second fastener hole.

US Pat. No. 9,715,947

SYSTEMS FOR DEBRIS MITIGATION IN NUCLEAR REACTOR SAFETY SYSTEMS

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A method for removing debris from nuclear power reactor coolant, the method comprising:
identifying a flow path from the reactor to a coolant source where coolant will flow when escaping from a reactor system;
flooding the coolant source;
operating the reactor to produce electricity with the coolant source flooded; and
after the flooding, installing a coolant filter in the flow path and outside the coolant source.

US Pat. No. 9,715,112

SUPPRESSION OF STRAY LIGHT IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

8. A head-worn see-through display forming a part of a head-worn computing (HWC) system, comprising:
a. an image source that produces image light and directs the image light towards a combiner, wherein the combiner is positioned
such that a user wearing a head-worn computing (HWC) views the image light as content and sees through the combiner to view
a surrounding environment, wherein the combiner reflects at least a portion of the image light directly towards a position
of an eye of the user; and

b. a stray light suppression system that suppresses stray image light that is transmitted through the combiner before it escapes
the confines of the HWC system.

US Pat. No. 9,714,881

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING A MACHINING AXIS

Schenck RoTec GmbH, Darm...

1. A method of determining a machining axis of a rotary work blank, wherein the rotary work blank includes workpiece areas
to be machined by stock removal and areas to be left unmachined, said method comprising the steps of:
receiving a reference workpiece in holding fixtures of a measurement device configured to measure the spatial position of
workpiece surface points;

measuring, using the measurement device, the position of a plurality of points of surface areas of the reference workpiece
to be left unmachined relative to an imbalance reference axis determined in the measurement device;

storing, in a data memory of a computer, the measured position data of the plurality of points of surface areas of the reference
workpiece to be left unmachined as a reference partial surface;

removing the reference workpiece from the measurement device;
receiving a work blank in the holding fixtures of the measurement device;
measuring, using the measurement device, the position of a plurality of points of surface areas of the work blank to be left
unmachined;

storing, in the data memory of the computer, the measured position data of the plurality of points of surface areas of the
work blank to be left unmachined as a blank partial surface;

computing, from the stored position data, an imbalance effect relative to the imbalance reference axis resulting from the
deviation between the blank partial surface and the reference partial surface;

expressing the imbalance effect by the position of the main inertia axis of a workpiece having a nominal mass distribution;
and

computing the machining axis by adding an offset to the position of the main inertia axis.

US Pat. No. 9,716,597

AUTOMATIC INTERLOCKING LOGIC DETECTION METHOD BASED ON GOOSE COMMUNICATION MECHANISM

State Grid Corporation of...

1. An automatic detection method based on a GOOSE communication scheme, comprising:
1) importing an input source of a substation configuration document SCD file, and obtaining a list and configuration information
of all intelligent electronic devices IED within a substation through parsing the SCD file;

2) selecting an IED to be detected, and obtaining GOOSE binary input signals and GOOSE binary output signals of the IED through
analyzing a logic association configuration of the IED;

3) selecting a group of detection scripts, reading a plurality of variables defined in the group of scripts, and setting association
between the variables and the GOOSE binary input signals and the GOOSE binary output signals;

4) selecting automatically a detection script from the group of scripts and starting automatic detection of the script;
5) performing simulation based on initial values of all the variables in the script and sending a corresponding GOOSE packet;
6) waiting for a period of time, and obtaining a locking output result of the IED to be detected;
7) determining whether the locking output result is correct; in the case that the locking output result is correct, printing
information indicating the result is correct and proceeding to step 8); in the case that the locking output result is not
correct, printing information indicating the result is incorrect and selecting whether to continue to perform subsequent detection
of the script; and proceeding to step 8) in the case that continuing the detection is selected, or proceeding to step 13)
in the case that ending the detection is selected;

8) inverting an initial value of a variable not previously inverted in the script, performing simulation and sending a corresponding
GOOSE packet;

9) waiting for a period of time, and obtaining a locking output result of the IED to be detected;
10) determining whether the locking output result obtained in step 9) is correct; in the case that the locking output result
is correct, printing information indicating the result is correct and proceeding to step 11); in the case that the locking
output result is not correct, printing information indicating the result is incorrect and proceeding to step 11);

11) restoring the variable in the script to the initial value, performing simulation and sending a corresponding GOOSE packet;
12) determining whether initial values of all the variables in the script have ever been changed; proceeding to step 13) in
the case that the initial values of all the variables in the script have ever been changed, or proceeding to step 8) in the
case that the initial value of any variable in the script has not ever been changed;

13) determining whether all the scripts in the group of scripts are detected; proceeding to step 14) in the case that all
the scripts are detected, or proceeding to step 4) in the case that any script is not detected; and

14) printing all the detection results of the group of scripts, and ending the automatic detection.

US Pat. No. 9,716,337

CONNECTING DEVICE HAVING A FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD WITH ELECTRICAL LINES CONNECTED TO ELECTRICAL CONTACTS

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A connecting device for electrically connecting electrical lines to electrical contacts, the connecting device comprising:
a cover;
a base support on which the electrical contacts are disposed; and
a flexible circuit board on which the electrical lines are disposed, said flexible circuit board being disposed between said
base support and said cover, and said flexible circuit board having a contact-making region in which at least one of the electrical
lines is electrically connected to at least one of the electrical contacts;

said base support and said cover forming a sealed housing for said contact-making region; and
said flexible circuit board having a slot-shaped opening surrounding at least three sides of said contact-making region.

US Pat. No. 9,716,240

HIGH MOLECULAR EXTINCTION COEFFICIENT METAL DYES

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A dye of formula (35):
ML1L2(L3)2  (35)

wherein:
M is a metal atom selected from Ru, Os, Ir, Re, Rh, and Fe;
L1 is a ligand selected from the compounds of formula (1):


wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of the moieties of formulae (4)-(25) to (28)-(33):


wherein n is ?1;
wherein A of a moiety according to any one of formulae (4)-(6), (12), (14), (15), (18) and (23)-(25) is selected from O atom
or S atom, each said A in a same moiety being selected from the same atom; and

wherein, in moiety according to any one of formulae (7)-(11), (13), (16), (17) and (19)-(22), A is selected from O atom and
B is selected from S atom; or

wherein, in moiety according to any one of formulae (7)-(11), (13), (16), (17) and (19)-(22), A is selected from S atom and
B is selected from O atom;

wherein, in moiety (28), X is selected from any one of C, Si, Ge, Sn or Pb;
wherein substituents R2 represent, independently, hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, sulfhydryl, nitryl, cyanate, isocyanate, amine, acyl, carboxyl, sulfinyl,
alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and aryl, wherein said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl may be linear, branched or cyclic, and wherein said
amine, acyl, carboxyl, sulfinyl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and aryl may be further substituted, and

wherein one or more carbon atom in said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, and aryl may be replaced by any heteroatom and/or group selected
from the group of —O—, —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, —S—, —S(O)—, SO2—, —S(O)2O—, —N?, —P?, —NR?—, —PR?—, —P(O)(OR?)—, —P(O)(OR?)O—, —P(O)(NR?R?)—, —P(O)(NR?R?)O—, P(O)(NR?R?)NR?—, —S(O)NR?—, and —S(O)2NR?, with R? being H, a C1-C6 alkyl, optionally partially or totally perfluorinated, and/or a phenyl or a monocyclic aromatic
heterocycle, optionally partially or totally perfluorinated;

wherein Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted ar-diyl devoid of any heteroatom;
wherein R3 to R24 represent, independently, hydrogen, hydroxyl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, alkoxy, aryloxy, aralkyl, alkylthio, alkyl halide
or halogen; and

wherein carbon atoms at positions 3, 3?, 5, 5? and 6, 6? of the 2,2?-bipyridine structure of formula (1) may be further substituted;
L2 is an anchoring ligand;

L3 is a spectator ligand.

US Pat. No. 9,713,614

COMBINATION OF HMG-COA REDUCTASE INHIBITORS WITH PHOSPHODIESTERASE 4 INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY PULMONARY DISEASES

1. A method for the treatment of an inflammatory pulmonary disease comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a
pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutical formulation including
an active ingredient combination consisting of a first amount of a PDE4 inhibitor or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
and a second amount of a HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,

and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable auxiliary,
wherein the PDE4 inhibitor is selected from the group consisting of ROFLUMILAST, ROFLUMILAST-N-oxide, and pharmaceutically
acceptable salts of those compounds,

wherein the HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor is selected from the group consisting of ROSUVASTATIN and pharmaceutically acceptable
salts of ROSUVASTATIN, and

wherein the active ingredient combination is present in an effective amount for the treatment of an inflammatory pulmonary
disease.

US Pat. No. 9,716,906

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENABLING FUNCTIONALITY OF A TRIGGER MECHANISM BASED ON LOG ENTRIES IN A TRAFFIC LOG

Tribune Broadcasting Comp...

1. A method comprising:
accessing a stored television-broadcasting traffic log, wherein the traffic log includes multiple ordered log entries, the
log entries including at least a first log-entry and a second log-entry;

making a first determination that the first log-entry corresponds to a show-segment video-component (VC) of a live show, wherein
the first log-entry further corresponds to a broadcast time-period;

making a second determination that a second log-entry, positioned immediately after the first log-entry, corresponds to a
manual start-time type; and

responsive to making at least the first and second determinations, enabling functionality of a trigger mechanism during the
broadcast time-period, wherein the enabled trigger mechanism is configured to cause an automation system to process a next
log entry in the traffic log in response to being triggered.

US Pat. No. 9,716,688

VPN FOR CONTAINERS AND VIRTUAL MACHINES IN LOCAL AREA NETWORKS

Parallels International G...

1. A computer-implemented method for combining Virtual Environments (VEs) into a Virtual Private Network (VPN), the method
comprising:
connecting at least two host nodes into an Ethernet network;
launching at least two VEs on each of the hosts;
combining the VEs from both hosts into a VPN;
assigning a number to the VPN;
launching an additional VE on one of the hosts to perform network function virtualization (NFV) for the other VEs;
configuring a first switch on each of the hosts to route packets to VEs that subscribe to the VPN;
using a second switch connected to the first switches of the host nodes to join different host nodes into a segment of the
Ethernet network;

analyzing an incoming broadcast packet by the first switch;
replacing a standard destination MAC address in a packet header by a number of the VPN to which a source VE belongs;
for each arriving packet, looking up which VEs belong to the VPN whose VPN number replaced the destination MAC address; and
for each such found VE, replacing the number of the VPN with the destination MAC address of the VE and delivering the packet
to the found VE,

wherein the host nodes receive VE-related traffic via a proxy.
US Pat. No. 9,714,376

SURFACTANT RESPONSIVE DISPERSION POLYMERIZED MICRO-GELS

Lubrizol Advanced Materia...

1. A yield stress fluid composition comprising water, at least one nonionic, crosslinked, amphiphilic polymer and at least
one surfactant wherein the concentration of said polymer ranges from 0.5 to 5 wt. % and the concentration of said surfactant
ranges from 1 to 30 wt. % (active weight basis), based on the total weight of the composition, wherein said at least one nonionic,
crosslinked, amphiphilic polymer is devoid of ionic or ionizable moieties and is prepared from a monomer mixture comprising
at least one hydrophilic monomer selected from a vinyl lactam; at least one hydrophobic monomer selected from one or more
vinyl esters of aliphatic carboxylic acids containing 1 to 22 carbon atoms, one or more of esters of (meth)acrylic acid with
alcohols containing 1 to 30 carbon atoms, and mixtures thereof, and an associative monomer and/or a semi-hydrophobic monomer,
and wherein said yield stress is substantially independent of pH in the pH range from about 2 to about 14.

US Pat. No. 9,717,055

METHOD FOR PERFORMING ALARM GROUPING CONTROL OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH AID OF AT LEAST ONE GROUPING CONTROL STRATEGY, AND ASSOCIATED APPARATUS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of performing alarm grouping control of an electronic device, comprising:
shifting, by a processing circuit of an apparatus comprising at least one portion of the electronic device, an execution timing
of at least one alarm of a plurality of alarms to group the plurality of alarms into at least one grouped alarm according
to at least one grouping control strategy, wherein the plurality of alarms are registered by a plurality of applications,
wherein the at least one grouping control strategy corresponds to a plurality of categories of the plurality of applications,
and wherein the execution timing of the at least one alarm is shifted to an execution timing of the at least one grouped alarm;

according to the at least one grouped alarm, controlling, by the processing circuit, whether to wake up at least a portion
of the electronic device; and

analyzing, by the processing circuit, activities of one or more applications of the plurality of applications as part of the
at least one grouping control strategy.

US Pat. No. 9,716,495

TWO LEAD ELECTRONIC SWITCH SYSTEM ADAPTED TO REPLACE A MECHANICAL SWITCH SYSTEM

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A device, comprising:
a sensor;
an electronic circuit having a voltage limiting circuit, wherein the electronic circuit is configured to:
in response to determining that an output of the sensor is less than a threshold voltage, deactivate the voltage limiting
circuit to operate the electronic circuit in a first state; and

in response to determining that the output of the sensor is at least the threshold voltage, activate the voltage limiting
circuit to operate the electronic circuit in a second state;

a first terminal and a second terminal, wherein the first terminal and the second terminal are configured to receive a switch
voltage used to provide power for the device;

a Zener diode connected to the first terminal and in series with the voltage limiting circuit; and
wherein the device sets the switch voltage to a first voltage level operative to power the electronic circuit and the sensor
while the electronic circuit is operating in the first state and to a second voltage level operative to power the electronic
circuit and the sensor while the electronic circuit is operating in the second state.

US Pat. No. 9,716,330

FEMALE CONNECTOR WITH CONNECTING BOW AND UNIT COMPRISING SUCH A CONNECTOR

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A female connector for a connecting blade, which connector is produced from a metal blank and comprises:
a connecting bow comprising at least two contact branches facing one another which define a slot for insertion of the connecting
blade and which are intended to clamp the connecting blade; and

at least one fixing foot intended to rest against a circuit in order to be fixed thereto,
wherein the two contact branches each comprise a bowed contact end which is connected by a straight joining segment to a curved
“U”-shaped or “C”-shaped web situated at the opposite end and facing the insertion slot,

said contact end having at least one convex surface oriented towards the inside of the insertion slot,
wherein one of the two contact branches, referred to as the main branch, laterally in the region of the corresponding joining
segment, bears two fixing assemblies each comprising a fixing foot, the two fixing assemblies being symmetrical with respect
to the web and situated one on either side of the joining segment of the main branch, and

wherein each contact end is slotted and comprises at least two parallel contact fingers.

US Pat. No. 9,714,068

CANOPY FOR WATERCRAFT

George L Williamson, Fai...

1. A canopy mounted on a separate structure, comprising:
a) an upright support post having upper and lower ends, said lower end mounted fixed in place on said structure, and said
upper end being rotatable with respect to said lower end;

b) first and second flexible rods, each flexible rod having first and second ends;
c) said first end of each said flexible rod extending through and held firmly in apertures in said upper end of said upright
support post, wherein said flexible rods are substantially horizontally disposed and extend outwardly from said upright support
post at an angle to each other in the range of 60 to 120 degrees and terminating at said seconds ends;

d) a sheet of material having a first edge disposed on and attached to said first flexible rod and a second edge disposed
on and attached to said second flexible rod so that said sheet of material forms a canopy extending between said first and
second flexible rods and substantially from said first end of each said flexible rod to said second end of each said flexible
rod;

e) said flexible rods being constructed so as to bias the rods away from each other providing an effective amount of tension
for maintaining the sheet of material in a stretched out disposition; and

f) means to rotate said upper end of said upright support post along with said flexible rods about said lower end of said
support post to reposition said sheet of material.

US Pat. No. 9,713,620

COMPOUNDS

ASTEX THERAPEUTICS LIMITE...

1. A method for treating a subject suffering from, or being at risk of suffering from cancer, said method comprising administering
to the subject a compound selected from the group consisting of a compound of formula (I-A) or (I-B)

a tautomeric form, stereochemically isomeric form and isotopic form thereof, wherein
for (I-A)
X1 is N, X2 is N and X3 is CH; or

X1 is CR3d, X2 is N and X3 is CH; or

X1 is CR3d, X2 is CR3d and X3 is N;

for (I-B)
X1 is N or CR3d;

each R2 is independently selected from hydroxyl, halogen, cyano, C1-4alkyl, C2-4alkenyl, C2-4alkynyl, C1-4alkoxy, hydroxyC1-4alkyl, hydroxyC1-4alkoxy, haloC1-4alkyl, haloC1-4alkoxy, hydroxyhaloC1-4alkyl, hydroxyhaloC1-4alkoxy, C1-4alkoxyC1-4alkyl, haloC1-4alkoxyC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxyC1-4alkyl wherein each C1-4alkyl may optionally be substituted with one or two hydroxyl groups, hydroxyhaloC1-4alkoxyC1-4alkyl, R13, C1-4alkyl substituted with R13, C1-4alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—R13, C1-4alkoxy substituted with R13, C1-4alkoxy substituted with —C(?O)—R13, —C(?O)—R13, C1-4alkyl substituted with —NR7R8, C1-4alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—NR7R8, C1-4alkoxy substituted with —NR7R8, C1-4alkoxy substituted with —C(?O)—NR7R8, —NR7R8 and —C(?O)—NR7R8; or when two R2 groups are attached to adjacent carbon atoms they may be taken together to form a radical of formula:

—O—(C(R17)2)p—O—;

—X—CH?CH—; or
—X—CH?N—; wherein R17 represents hydrogen or fluorine, p represents 1 or 2 and X represents 0 or S;

D represents a 3 to 12 ring membered monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclyl or a 3 to 12 ring membered monocyclic or bicyclic
heterocyclyl containing at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or S, wherein said carbocyclyl and heterocyclyl may each
be optionally substituted by one or more R1 groups;

R1 represents hydrogen, halo, cyano, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, —C(?O)—O—C1-6alkyl, C2-4alkenyl, hydroxyC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyl, hydroxyhaloC1-6alkyl, cyanoC1-4alkyl, C1-6 alkoxyC1-6alkyl wherein each C1-6alkyl may optionally be substituted with one or two hydroxyl groups, —NR4R5, C1-6alkyl substituted with —O—C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR4R5, —C(?O)—NR4R5, —C(?O)—C1-6alkyl-NR4R5, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—NR4R5, —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR12—S(?O)2—NR14R15, R6, C1-6alkyl substituted with R6, —C(?O)—R6, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—R6, hydroxyC1-6alkyl substituted with R6, C1-6alkyl substituted with —Si(CH3)3, C1-6alkyl substituted with —P(?O)(OH)2 or C1-6alkyl substituted with —P(?O)(OC1-6alkyl)2;

R3a represents —NR10R11, hydroxyl, C1-6alkoxy, hydroxyC1-6alkoxy, C1-6alkoxy substituted with —NR10R11, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, haloC1-6alkyl optionally substituted with —O—C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, hydroxyC1-6alkyl optionally substituted with —O—C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, hydroxyC2-6alkenyl, hydroxyC2-6alkynyl, hydroxyhaloC1-6alkyl, cyanoC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with carboxyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—O—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with C1-6alkoxyC1-6alkyl-O—C(?O)—, C1-6alkyl substituted with C1-6alkoxyC1-6alkyl-C(?O)—, C1-6alkyl substituted with —O—C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, C1-6 alkoxyC1-6alkyl wherein each C1-6alkyl may optionally be substituted with one or two hydroxyl groups or with —O—C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl substituted with

C1-6 alkoxy, C2-6alkynyl substituted with C1-6alkoxy, C1-6alkyl substituted with R9 and optionally substituted with —O—C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—R9, C1-6alkyl substituted with hydroxyl and R9, C2-6alkenyl substituted with R9, C2-6alkynyl substituted with R9, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR10R11, C2-6alkenyl substituted with —NR10R11, C2-6alkynyl substituted with —NR10R11, C1-6alkyl substituted with hydroxyl and —NR10R11, C1-6alkyl substituted with one or two halogens and —NR10R11, —C1-6alkyl-C(R12)?N—O—R12, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—NR10R11, C1-6alkyl substituted with —O—C(?O)—NR10R11, —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR12—S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR12—S(?O)2—NR14R15, R13, C1-6alkyl substituted with —P(?O)(OH)2 or C1-6alkyl substituted with —P(?O)(OC1-6alkyl)2; provided that for a compound of formula (I-B), R3a may not represent —NR10R11;

R3b represents hydrogen or hydroxyl; provided that if R3a represents —NR10R11, then R3b represents hydrogen; or

for a compound of formula (I-A), R3a and R3b may also be taken together to form ?O, to form ?NR10 to form cyclopropyl together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, to form ?CH—C0-4alkyl substituted with R3c, or to form

wherein ring A is a monocyclic 5 to 7 membered saturated heterocycle containing one heteroatom selected from N, O or S, said
heteroatom not being positioned in alpha position of the double bond, wherein ring A is optionally being substituted with
cyano, C1-4alkyl, hydroxyC1-4alkyl, H2N—C1-4alkyl, (C1-4alkyl)NH—C1-4alkyl, (C1-4alkyl)2N—C1-4alkyl,
(haloC1-4alkyl)NH—C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxyC1-4alkyl, —C(?O)—NH2, —C(?O)—NH(C1-4alkyl), —C(?O)—N(C1-4alkyl)2;

R3c represents hydrogen, hydroxyl, C1-6alkoxy, R9, —NR10R11, —C(?O)—NR14R15, cyano, —C(?O)—C1-6alkyl or —CH(OH)—C1-6alkyl;

R3d represents hydrogen, chlorine, hydroxyl, or C1-6alkoxy;

R4 and R5 each independently represent hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR14R15, hydroxyC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyl, hydroxyhaloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxyC1-6alkyl wherein each C1-6alkyl may optionally be substituted with one or two hydroxyl groups, —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2—NR14R15, —C(?O)—NR14R15, —C(?O)—O—C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)—R13, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with

—NH—S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—NR14R15, R13 or C1-6alkyl substituted with R13;

R6 represents C3-8cycloalkyl, C3-8cycloalkenyl, phenyl, 4 to 7-membered monocyclic heterocyclyl containing at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or S;
said C3-8cycloalkyl, C3-8cycloalkenyl, phenyl, 4 to 7-membered monocyclic heterocyclyl, optionally and each independently being substituted by 1, 2,
3, 4 or 5 substituents, each substituent independently being selected from cyano, C1-6alkyl, cyanoC1-6alkyl, hydroxyl, carboxyl, hydroxyC1-6alkyl, halogen, haloC1-6alkyl, hydroxyhaloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, C1-6alkoxyC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl-O—C(?O)—, —NR14R15, —C(?O)—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—NR14R15, —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl or C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—NR14R15;

R7 and R8 each independently represent hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, hydroxyC1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyl, hydroxyhaloC1-6alkyl or C1-6alkoxyC1-6alkyl;

R9 represents C3-8cycloalkyl, C3-8cycloalkenyl, phenyl, naphthyl, or 3 to 12 membered monocyclic or bicyclic heterocyclyl containing at least one heteroatom
selected from N, O or S, said C3-8cycloalkyl, C3-8cycloalkenyl, phenyl, naphthyl, or 3 to 12 membered monocyclic or bicyclic heterocyclyl each optionally and each independently
being substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 substituents, each substituent independently being selected from ?O, C1-4alkyl, hydroxyl, carboxyl, hydroxyC1-4alkyl, cyano, cyanoC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkyl substituted with C1-4alkyl-O—C(?O)—,

C1-4alkoxyC1-4alkyl wherein each C1-4alkyl may optionally be substituted with one or two hydroxyl groups, halogen, haloC1-4alkyl, hydroxyhaloC1-4alkyl, —NR14R15, —C(?O)—NR14R15, C1-4alkyl substituted with —NR14R15, C1-4alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—NR14R15, —S(?O)2—C1-4alkyl, —S(?O)2-haloC1-4alkyl, —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-4alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-4alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2-haloC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—NR14R15, R13, —C(?O)—R13, C1-4alkyl substituted with R13, phenyl optionally substituted with R16, phenylC1-6alkyl wherein the phenyl is optionally substituted with R16, a 5 or 6-membered aromatic monocyclic heterocyclyl containing at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or S wherein said
heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with R16;

or when two of the substituents of R9 are attached to the same atom, they may be taken together to form a 4 to 7-membered saturated monocyclic heterocyclyl containing
at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or S;

R10 and R11 each independently represent hydrogen, carboxyl, C1-6alkyl, cyanoC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —C(?O)—NR14R15, haloC1-6alkyl, hydroxyC1-6alkyl, hydroxyhaloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, C1-6alkoxyC1-6alkyl wherein each C1-6alkyl may optionally be substituted with one or two hydroxyl groups, R6, C1-6alkyl substituted with R6, —C(?O)—R6, —C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, —C(?O)-hydroxyC1-6alkyl, —C(?O)-haloC1-6alkyl, —C(?O)-hydroxyhaloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —Si(CH3)3, —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —S(?O)2—NR14R15, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2-haloC1-6alkyl, C1-6alkyl substituted with carboxyl, or C1-6alkyl substituted with —NH—S(?O)2—NR14R15;

R12 represents hydrogen or C1-4alkyl optionally substituted with C1-4alkoxy;

R13 represents C3-8cycloalkyl or a saturated 4 to 6-membered monocyclic heterocyclyl containing at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or
S, wherein said C3-8cycloalkyl or monocyclic heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents each independently selected from
halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyl, ?O, cyano,

—C(?O)—C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, or —NR14R15;

R14 and R15 each independently represent hydrogen, or haloC1-4alkyl, or C1-4alkyl optionally substituted with a substituent selected from hydroxyl, C1-4alkoxy, amino or mono- or di(C1-4alkyl)amino;

R16 represents hydroxyl, halogen, cyano, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, —NR14R15 or

—C(?O)NR14R15;

n independently represents an integer equal to 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
or an N-oxide thereof, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof or a solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,715,726

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR B0 DRIFT AND RESPIRATORY MOTION COMPENSATION IN ECHO-PLANAR BASED MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for B0 drift and respiratory motion compensation in echo-planar based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) comprising:
obtaining at least two phase images of a target region of a patient from each of a first echo-planar imaging (EPI) acquisition
and a second EPI acquisition;

generating a first susceptibility map based on the at least two phase images of the target region of the patient obtained
from the first EPI acquisition and a second susceptibility map based on the at least two phase images of the target region
of the patient obtained from the second EPI acquisition;

initializing a smooth polynomial function for modeling the B0 drift and respiratory motion between the first EPI acquisition and the second EPI acquisition based on the first and second
susceptibility maps; and

iteratively reconstructing a compensated temperature map showing temperature changes in tissue in the target region of the
patient based on the smooth polynomial function to compensate for temperature map inaccuracies due to B0 drift and respiratory motion.

US Pat. No. 9,715,706

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE HAVING A SOCIAL MEDIA MULTIMEDIA CONTAINER

RAKUTEN KOBO, INC., Toro...

1. A method for rendering a graphical user interface, said method comprising:
accessing, within a mobile device, a data store corresponding to a social media multimedia container, wherein said social
media multimedia container comprises a plurality of objects, wherein a first subset of said plurality of objects comprises
a first social media application and a second social media application and a second subset of said plurality of objects comprises
a first social media widget, wherein said first social media application is configured to provide access within the mobile
device to content of a website associated with said first social media application, wherein said first social media widget
is configured to provide access within the mobile device to a portion of said content of said website associated with said
first social media application, and wherein said social media multimedia container includes one or more applications, widgets,
pieces of content, and other multimedia containers;

displaying a first plurality of images each corresponding to said first social media application and said second social media
application in a linear configuration within said social media multimedia container; and

displaying a first image that is configured to receive a user input and in response to the user input provide a user of the
mobile device with access to content within said first social media widget within said social media multimedia container,
wherein said first image is adjacent to a second image of said first plurality of images corresponding to said first social
media application and said second social media application,

wherein providing the user with access to the content within said first social media widget includes:
accessing recent content from a website associated with said first social media application;
displaying said recent content in said first social media widget adjacent to said second image of said first plurality of
images corresponding to said first social media application and said second social media application; and

enabling user interaction with said recent content via features of said first social media widget.

US Pat. No. 9,716,814

BIOMETRIC CAMERA MOUNT SYSTEM

EyeLock LLC, New York, N...

1. A biometric system comprising:
two or more imaging sensors disposed horizontally on top of a frame to acquire biometric data of a person coming towards the
frame, each of the two or more imaging sensors monitoring a respective region of interest, and vertically tilted and horizontally
panned with respect to each other to dispose the respective regions of interest vertically with respect to each other so as
to form a vertically expanded region of interest located in front of the frame; and

a horizontal pivot for adjusting the respective regions of interest upwards or downwards by a same amount between the respective
regions of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,716,606

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING FRAME AND METHOD FOR DETECTING TRANSMISSION MODE

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method of transmitting a frame by a device in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:
generating a legacy short training field;
generating a legacy long training field immediately following the legacy short training field;
generating a legacy signal field immediately following the legacy long training field;
generating a BPSK-modulated signal field including one orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol immediately
following the legacy signal field, wherein the one OFDM symbol of the BPSK-modulated signal field includes a plurality of
information bits, a first part of the plurality of information bits corresponds to a mode field indicating whether a mode
of a frame is a High Efficiency (HE) mode of the WLAN, and a second part of the plurality of information bits corresponds
to tail bits; and

transmitting the frame including the legacy signal field, the legacy short training field, the legacy long training field,
and the BPSK-modulated signal field.

US Pat. No. 9,715,794

POS SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A POS SYSTEM

WINCOR NIXDORF INTERNATIO...

1. A POS system, comprising
a checkout means for carrying out a payment operation,
a cash drawer which includes a storage compartment for storing money, wherein in an open condition of the cash drawer the
storage compartment is open for an access and in a closed condition of the cash drawer the storage compartment is closed,

a control means for controlling the cash drawer, wherein the control means is formed to generate a control signal for opening
the cash drawer, and

a sensor means for generating an opening signal which indicates whether the cash drawer is in its open condition,
wherein the control means is formed to evaluate whether or not an opening signal is preceded by a control signal with a predetermined
time interval,

wherein the control means is formed to determine a time interval between an opening signal generated by the sensor means and
a preceding control signal for opening the cash drawer and to compare said time interval with a predetermined reference time
interval,

wherein the control means is further formed to generate an actuation control signal dependent on said comparison and to send
the actuation control signal to an alarm system or a monitoring system.

US Pat. No. 9,715,029

ELECTRIC FIELD SENSOR FOR UNDERWATER

KOREA INSTITUTE OF GEOSCI...

1. An electric field sensor for underwater, comprising:
a sensing unit that is installed on a seabed and has a portion exposed to underwater environment, the sensing unit sensing
a change in an electric field and transferring a sensing signal of the electric field to a signal line;

a waterproof sealing unit that keeps a signal transferring portion of the sensing unit in a waterproof state; and
a water-passing protection unit that shields and protects an exposed portion of the sensing unit while allowing water to move
in and out thereof;

wherein the sensing unit includes:
a nonconductive hollow pipe having a tubular body and an outer surface to which the signal line is connected,
a sheet of carbon fiber that is wound around the outer surface of the hollow pipe, has a portion exposed to underwater environment,
and senses an electric field, and

a terminal ring that is electrically conductively installed at a first end portion of the sheet of carbon fiber to provide
a connection portion of the signal line and that is watertightly sealed by the waterproof sealing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,716,491

MULTIPLE MODE DEVICE IMPLEMENTATION FOR PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC DEVICES

Lattice Semiconductor Cor...

1. A programmable logic device (PLD), comprising:
a plurality of programmable logic blocks (PLBs), wherein at least one of the PLBs comprises first and second logic cells,
each logic cell comprising a lookup table (LUT) and associated mode logic configured to receive a LUT output signal from the
LUT, and the associated mode logic is configured to use a single physical output port to provide a logic cell output signal
from its respective logic cell corresponding to an operational mode selected from a logic function operational mode, a ripple
arithmetic operational mode, and an extended logic function operational mode wherein, for at least one of the first and the
second logic cells the selected operational mode is configured to be the ripple arithmetic operational mode, the associated
mode logic comprises carry logic that is configured to receive one or more of a carry input signal, a generate signal, and
the LUT output signal, and to provide a carry output signal and the LUT is configured to receive a value of a generate register
and provide the generate signal to the associated mode logic.

US Pat. No. 9,714,405

BIOPROCESSING CONTAINER TUBE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

PALL CORPORATION, Port W...

5. A method of setting up a bioprocessing bag on a tote comprising:
(a) loading a bioprocessing container tube management system comprising:
a flexible inflatable bioprocessing bag comprising a top wall, a bottom wall, and a opposing side walls, providing an interior
volume therein;

a tube support comprising a plate including a plurality of slots, wherein the tube support is attached to a wall of the bag;
and,

a plurality of hollow tubes attached to the bag and in fluid communication with the interior volume of the bag, wherein the
tubes are retained in the slots of the tube support into the tote, the tote including a tube management frame engageable with
the tube support, wherein the tube management frame is attached to the tote, and, once the tube management frame is engaged
with the tube support, the tube management frame pivots when the bag is inflated, guiding the plurality of tubes to a desired
position on the tote; and,

(b) inflating the bioprocessing bag until the plurality of tubes are guided to a desired position on the tote.
US Pat. No. 9,714,362

LOW TEMPERATURE CURING COATING COMPOSITION AND USE THEREOF

AXALTA COATING SYSTEMS IP...

1. A process for forming a coating layer over a substrate, said process comprising the steps of:
providing a crosslinkable component comprising a film forming polymer having a crosslinkable functional group, wherein the
crosslinkable functional group is a hydroxyl group, and wherein the crosslinkable component comprises in a range of from 0%
to about 20% of water, percentage based on the total weight of the crosslinkable component;

mixing an alkylated melamine that is essentially unreactive to a polyisocyanate, and a polyisocyanate having two or more free
isocyanate crosslinking functional groups to form a crosslinking component in the form of an un-gelled mixture;

mixing said crosslinkable component with an acid catalyst to form a catalyzed crosslinkable component;
mixing said catalyzed crosslinkable component with said crosslinking component to form a coating composition;
applying said coating composition over said substrate to form a wet coating layer thereon; and
curing said wet coating layer at a temperature in a range of from about 15° C. to about 60° C. to form said coating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,715,327

PREVENTING INADVERTENT CHANGES IN AMBULATORY MEDICAL DEVICES

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. A portable ambulatory infusion system, comprising:
a housing;
a delivery mechanism at least partially contained within the housing and adapted to facilitate delivery of fluid to a user;
a user interface comprising a touchscreen, the touchscreen adapted to display a plurality of input screens and receive touch
input from a user on the plurality of input screens;

a memory adapted to store operating parameters and settings relating to use of the delivery mechanism; and
a processor disposed in the housing and configured to control operation of the portable ambulatory infusion system in an active
mode and a safe mode, wherein in the safe mode the processor disables at least one ambulatory infusion system operation that
is active in the active mode, the processor further configured to:

define one or more active areas on the plurality of input screens configured to receive touch input with selectable icons
from the user for the ambulatory infusion system operation;

define one or more out of bounds regions associated with corresponding input screens in the memory, wherein the one or more
out of bounds regions displayed on the corresponding input screen are defined as areas of the corresponding input screen that
are not the one or more active areas associated with the selectable icons configured to receive control input from the user
on the corresponding input screen;

identify a touch input on the touchscreen on one of the plurality of input screens that is in at least one of the one or more
out of bounds regions of the corresponding input screen while the portable ambulatory infusion system operation is in the
active mode;

suspend the ambulatory infusion system operation in the active mode and place the ambulatory infusion system operation in
the safe mode in response to the touch input received in the at least one of the one or more out of bounds regions that are
not the one or more active areas associated with the selectable icons, including disabling at least one of the one or more
active areas on the corresponding input screen from receiving touch input.

US Pat. No. 9,713,594

METHODS FOR MAKING PHARMACEUTICAL SOLID DOSAGE FORMS OF SPRAY-DRIED DISPERSIONS

Bend Research, Inc., Ben...

1. A method for forming a pharmaceutical dosage form, comprising:
providing a spray-dried dispersion comprising particles wherein the particles comprise an active agent and a polymer, the
dispersion having an average particle diameter of less than 50 ?m;

forming an ordered mixture consisting of the spray-dried dispersion and a glidant, the ordered mixture being formed by dry
high-shear mixing a blend comprising the spray-dried dispersion and the glidant, wherein the glidant is selected from a group
consisting of colloidal silicas, colloidal silicon dioxide, fumed silica, talc, starch, and magnesium aluminum silicates,
and the glidant having an average particle diameter of less than or equal to one-fifth the average particle diameter of the
dispersion after high-shear mixing; and

forming the pharmaceutical dosage form by at least one of directly compressing the ordered mixture to form a tablet and encapsulating
the ordered mixture to form a capsule.

US Pat. No. 9,715,790

TOURNAMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. A tournament system, comprising:
a plurality of network distributed processing systems, each network distributed processing system comprising:
a server connected to a controller via a communication link, wherein the server is constructed to determine an outcome of
a wagering event;

a mobile computing device connected to the controller by a network, wherein the mobile computing device is constructed to:
execute an entertainment game;

generate a visual representation of the entertainment game;
provide an entertainment game outcome on the basis of a player's utilization of an entertainment game element during the player's
play of the entertainment game;

generate entertainment game metrics;
receive from the controller via the network the outcome of the wagering event; and
generate a visual representation of the outcome of the wagering event; and
the controller connected to the mobile computing device by the network and connected to the server by the communication link,
wherein the controller is constructed to:

receive from the mobile computing device by the network, the entertainment game outcome and information about the player's
utilization of the entertainment game element;

receive from the mobile computing device by the network, the entertainment game metrics;
determine a wagering event based on the player's utilization of the entertainment game element;
request from the server via the communication link, the outcome for the wagering event; and
receive from the server via the communication link, the outcome of the wagering event; and
a tournament manager coupled to the plurality of network distributed processing systems, the tournament manager constructed
to:

determine a set of players associated with the plurality of network distributed processing systems, the set of players participating
in a tournament;

determine a set of classes of players in the set of players participating in the tournament using the entertainment game metrics;
determine a prize pool of the tournament that includes a set of individual prizes;
receive updates from each of the plurality of network distributed processing systems associated with the set of players participating
in the tournament;

determine a distribution of the individual prizes to the set of players participating in the tournament based on the updates;
distribute the individual prizes; and
update player records of each player of the set of players participating in the tournament based on participation in the tournament.

US Pat. No. 9,715,428

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CACHE DATA RECOVERY

Sanmina Corporation, San...

1. A system comprising:
a first host device that includes a first host data buffer and a second host device that includes a second host data buffer;
first and second cache controllers, wherein each of the first cache controller and the second cache controller include:
a cache memory interface;
a first peripheral interface configured for communication with the first host device and a second peripheral interface configured
for communication with the second host device;

a first-in-first-out memory buffer (FIFO) configured to store cache commands loaded from at least one of the first and second
host devices; and

logic circuitry configured to load one or more cache commands over at least one of the first peripheral interface from a cache
command memory of the first host device to the FIFO and the second peripheral interface from a cache command memory of the
second host device to the FIFO, and to perform the cache commands, and to provide to a completion status signal to both the
first and second host devices in response to at least one of the cache commands;

wherein the first host device is configured to free data in the first host data buffer in response to receiving matching completion
status signals from both the first and second cache controllers in response to the at least one of the cache commands;

wherein the second host device is configured to free data in the second host data buffer in response to receiving matching
completion status signals from both the first and second cache controllers in response to the at least one of the cache commands;
and

wherein at least one of the first host device and the second host device is configured to write contents of at least one of
the cache memory of the second cache controller/memory pair and the cache memory of the first cache controller/memory pair
to a main memory in response to at least one of receiving nonmatching completion status signals from the first and second
cache controllers in response to the at least one of the cache commands and receiving no completion signal from at least one
of the first and second cache controllers.

US Pat. No. 9,714,268

USE OF INHIBITORY PEPTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT OF INFLAMMATORY DISEASES

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. A peptide comprising an amino acid sequence being at least 80% homologous to the sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1
(PERYQNLSPV), the peptide being capable of preventing P38? nuclear translocation, the peptide being no longer than 20 amino
acids, the peptide being lipidated.

US Pat. No. 9,716,977

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING AND CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION DEVICES

Binj Laboratories, Inc., ...

1. A method for detecting a transmission device within a set area, the method when executed in a processing system causes
the processing system to execute the steps comprising:
transmitting information to the transmission device, said information causing the transmission device to provide a response
transmission;

detecting at least one response transmission from the transmission device;
extracting information associated with the transmission device contained in the detected at least one response transmission;
sorting the detected at least one response transmission received at least one of a plurality of transmission detection facilities
based on a characteristic of the at least one response transmission;

processing the extracted information associated with said transmission device, wherein said processed information includes
event notification information, wherein said event notification information includes at least one of: personnel under duress
event, an emergency event, a medical event, a call for assistance event, a fire detection event, a call for police event,
a change in a location event, an exit from a space event, an entry into a space event, a biometric event, a change in a biometric
event, an unauthorized movement event, a scheduling event, a schedule event, a scheduled movement event and a theft event;

determining an action to be performed depending on the processed information of the transmitting device; and
monitoring transmission from the transmission device and the determined action.

US Pat. No. 9,714,862

AIRCRAFT SEAT

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval,...

1. A vehicle seat, comprising:
a seat comprising
a seat pan, having a seat pan front edge and a seat pan rear edge;
a backrest, having a backrest top edge and a backrest bottom edge, wherein the backrest bottom edge is articulately disposed
adjacent to the seat pan rear edge and wherein the seat pan and the backrest are positionable with respect to one another
such that the seat is configurable into at least one of a taxi, takeoff and landing position, a napping position, and a sleeping
position;

a swivel disposed beneath and supporting the seat, permitting the seat to rotate about a pivotal axis; and
base tracking disposed beneath and supporting the seat, permitting the seat to move in a lateral and a longitudinal direction;
a first control being provided to lock and unlock movement of the seat in at least one of the lateral and the longitudinal
directions; and

a second control being provided to lock and unlock the swivel, wherein the swivel is permitted to be unlocked while movement
of the seat in the lateral and the longitudinal direction is locked,

wherein at least one of the first and second controls also locks and unlocks a recline mechanism that permits adjustment of
a recline position.

US Pat. No. 9,714,639

POOL CLEANER GENERATOR MODULE WITH MAGNETIC COUPLING

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A method of operating a pool cleaner, the method comprising the steps of:
receiving fluid flow through an opening in the pool cleaner;
generating electric power using a paddle wheel positioned to receive at least some of the fluid flow and a generator magnetically
coupled to the paddle wheel;

determining a pressure of the fluid flow;
operating at least one light emitting diode using the generated electric power according to a first operation if the pressure
is sufficient for normal operation of the pool cleaner; and

operating the at least one light emitting diode using the generated electric power according to a second operation if the
pressure is insufficient for normal operation of the pool cleaner.

US Pat. No. 9,714,470

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIE COMPENSATION AND RESTORATION USING HIGH-VELOCITY OXY-FUEL THERMAL SPRAY COATING AND PLASMA ION NITRIDING

Kia Motors Corporation, ...

1. A method for die compensation and restoration, the method comprising:
forming a ferro-alloy powder coating layer on a damaged part of a press die in which spheroidal graphite cast iron is used
as a substrate, using high-velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) thermal spray coating; and

forming a nitriding layer on the coating layer by nitriding a surface of the coating layer of the press die using plasma ion
nitriding, the die being made of spheroidal graphite cast iron.

US Pat. No. 9,717,084

USING DIFFERENT TRANSMISSION TIMINGS IN RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A user terminal comprising:
a receiver that receives transmission timing information of uplink signals indicated for each component carrier from a radio
base station apparatus; and

a processor that determines presence or absence of transmission of an uplink signal or a signal to transmit,
wherein, when physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission or physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) transmission
and sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission overlap in a plurality of component carriers and total transmission power
of uplink signals required in simultaneous transmission exceeds maximum transmission power determined in the user terminal,
the SRS transmission is dropped.

US Pat. No. 9,717,044

METHOD OF SETTING ATTACH ATTEMPT COUNTER VALUE, USER EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME, AND NETWORK CONTROL ENTITY USING THE SAME

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method of setting an attach attempt counter value in a user equipment which comprises an attach attempt counter having
a first attach attempt counter value, applicable to a user equipment attempting to attach to a network, and the method comprising:
transmitting an attach request message;
receiving an attach reject message which contains a second attach counter value in response to transmitting the attach request
message;

overwriting the attach attempt counter of the user equipment with the second attach attempt counter value;
determining whether to attach to the network according to the attach attempt counter in response to being overwritten with
the second attach attempt counter value;

not transmitting another attach request message in response to the attach attempt counter which has the second attach attempt
counter value being 0; and

transmitting another attach request message in response to the attach attempt counter which has the second attach attempt
counter value being greater than zero and less than a maximum number.

US Pat. No. 9,717,007

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING NETWORK STATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of determining a network status, the method comprising:
obtaining a period determined by a first processor of an electronic apparatus, using a second processor of the electronic
apparatus;

transmitting a preset message from the electronic apparatus to another apparatus in a network according to the determined
period, using the second processor;

determining the network status based on at least one of (i) whether or not a response to the preset message is received and
(ii) information included in the response, using the second processor; and

when the network status is determined to be abnormal, activating the first processor using the second processor.

US Pat. No. 9,716,369

LASER PACKAGE HAVING MULTIPLE EMITTERS WITH COLOR WHEEL

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a laser bar device comprising:
a substrate having a surface region containing gallium and nitrogen material;
a plurality of laser devices arranged in parallel alignment and disposed on the surface region of the substrate, each of the
laser devices of the plurality of laser devices being a ridge laser device, wherein every laser device disposed on the surface
region of the substrate is one of the laser devices;

a plurality of emitters, one emitter of the plurality of emitters provided for each of the laser devices, the plurality of
emitters being characterized by an average operating power of at least 25 mWatts per emitter, each of the plurality of emitters
being characterized by an emission of electromagnetic radiation within a wavelength range of between 395 nm and 425 nm or
each of the plurality of emitters being characterized by an emission of electromagnetic radiation within a wavelength range
of between 430 nm and 480 nm, and each of the laser devices being characterized by a length and a width;

a first common electrode electrically coupled to each of the laser devices;
a second common electrode electrically coupled to the substrate;
an optical device configured with respect to the laser devices for optically combining electromagnetic radiation from the
plurality of emitters; and

a phosphor material operably coupled to the optical device.

US Pat. No. 9,714,439

PROCESSES USING AMINO ACID DEHYDROGENASES AND KETOREDUCTASE-BASED COFACTOR REGENERATING SYSTEM

Codexis, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A process for converting a compound mixture of formula IId which comprises a substrate for an amino acid dehydrogenase
to a composition of formula I and a chiral amino acid of formula IIa:

comprising contacting the compound mixture of formula IId with an enantioselective amino acid L-leucine dehydrogenase in a
reaction medium comprising NAD+/NADH or NADP+/NADPH and a cofactor recycling system comprising a ketoreductase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 18, and
a lower alkyl ketone, under conditions where the compound mixture of formula IId is converted to the composition of formula
I and a chiral amino acid of formula IIa, and the lower alkyl ketone is converted to a lower secondary alcohol; wherein R
is a substituted or unsubstitued —(C1-C10)alkyl, —(C2-C6)alkenyl, —(C2-C6)alkynl, —(C3-C8)cycloalkyl, heterocycloalky, aryl, or heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 9,715,637

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC AORTA SEGMENTATION

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for aorta segmentation in a 3D volume, comprising:
detecting an aortic root in the 3D volume using marginal space learning (MSL); and
tracking an ascending aorta from the detected aortic root in the 3D volume; and
generating a segmented aorta including the detected aortic root and the ascending aorta.

US Pat. No. 9,714,481

PHOTOCHEMICAL CROSS-LINKABLE POLYMERS, METHODS OF MAKING PHOTOCHEMICAL CROSS-LINKABLE POLYMERS, METHODS OF USING PHOTOCHEMICAL CROSS-LINKABLE POLYMERS, AND METHODS OF MAKING ARTICLES CONTAINING PHOTOCHEMICAL CROSS-LINKABLE POLYMERS

THE UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA...

1. A material having one of the following structures:

wherein Q is a photo cross-linkable moiety, X is selected from one of C, B, S, Al, Si, P, or Sn, wherein one or more additional
moieties, H or an alkyl group are attached to X as needed to satisfy the normal valence of the atom represented by X, R is
selected from: a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl,
substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted biaryl, substituted or unsubstituted fused aryl, substituted
or unsubstituted alkenyl, and substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, or a combination of one or more of these, and semicircle
P is selected from a polymer or a compound.

US Pat. No. 9,716,872

AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCING SYSTEM AND METHOD

SZ DJI TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for automatically white balancing a digital image, comprising:
in response to a white balancing trigger, automatically adjusting relative positions of an image sensor and one of a plurality
of reference regions each having a color compatible for white balancing by enabling the image sensor to scan surroundings
of the image sensor to select the one of the reference regions, such that the image sensor is positioned to acquire an image
of the selected one of the reference regions; and

white balancing the digital image based on the image of the selected one of the reference regions acquired using the image
sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,716,243

INTERFACE LAYER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Pilkington Group Limited,...

1. A transparent conducting electrode incorporated in an electrochromic device or an organic light emitting diode comprising:
an electrically conducting coating stack located on a transparent substrate, the stack comprising in sequence from the transparent
substrate:

at least two underlayers, wherein one of the at least two underlayers comprises a layer of SnO2 and another of the at least two underlayers comprises a layer of SiO2; and

a transparent conducting oxide (TCO) layer located directly on the at least two underlayers and comprising fluorine doped
tin oxide with a thickness of 2300 Ångstrom to 3400 Ångstrom, and wherein

the electrode comprises a smoothing interface layer located directly on the TCO layer, the interface layer comprising one
or more materials selected from TiO2, SiO2, SnO2 and ZnO; and wherein

the transparent conducting electrode comprises a sheet resistance in the range of 13.6 to 20.0 ohm/sq.

US Pat. No. 9,714,754

LIGHTING ARRANGEMENT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting arrangement, comprising:
a light source for generating light;
a spreading element configured to laterally spread the generated light in a spreading plane, defined by an optical axis of
the light source and a longitudinal axis of the spreading element, to give a uniform quantity of light per unit area at a
plane orthogonal to the spreading plane and parallel to the longitudinal axis of the spreading element; and

a light redirecting element provided with a collecting surface to collect the laterally spread light and an emission face
to emit the collected light,

wherein the light redirecting element comprises a single Fresnel lens associated with the light source and is configured to
emit the collected light uniformly from the emission face,

the emission face is longitudinal planar and comprises a long rectangular emission face, and
the collecting surface comprises a central refractive zone arranged to coincide with the optical axis of the light source
and a plurality of distinct lateral refracting zones at sides of the central refractive zone for collecting the laterally
spread light, wherein each of the distinct lateral refracting zones comprises a respective collecting face arranged to collect
a light portion from said spreading element having a certain incidence angle range and a respective refracting body for refracting
the light portion through the emission face, wherein the surface areas of at least a first subset of the collecting faces
progressively increase as a distance of the collecting faces of the first subset from said light source increases along a
direction and wherein the surface areas of at least a second subset of the collecting faces progressively decrease as a distance
of the collecting faces of the second subset from said light source increases along said direction, wherein said second subset
is disposed farther from said light source than said first subset along said direction and wherein the rate of the progressive
increase is symmetrical with the rate of the progressive decrease and wherein each of the first subset of the collecting faces
and the second subset of the collecting faces extend to a point and each point is positioned a same distance from the emission
face.

US Pat. No. 9,714,753

ASSEMBLY FOR EMITTING LIGHT HAVING AN LED, A CIRCUIT BOARD, AND AN OPTICAL ELEMENT

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. An assembly for emitting light, comprising:
a circuit board,
an LED for generating a light, wherein the LED is arranged on the circuit board,
an optical element, which is arranged in such a way that it optically influences the light generated by the LED, and
a spacer element consists of ceramic material, wherein the spacer element is arranged between the optical element and the
circuit board, the spacer element establishing a distance ? between the circuit board and the optical element which is smaller
than a structural height of the LED above the circuit board,

wherein the optical element is retained on the spacer element.

US Pat. No. 9,714,518

DEBRIS BAG WITH DETACHABLE COLLAR

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A debris bag for a pool cleaner, the debris bag comprising:
a body defined by two opposing sheets of filtration media and joined together to form an interior compartment;
a neck portion extending downwardly from the sheets;
a support ring disposed adjacent a bottom end of the neck portion; and
an orientation tab extending upwardly from the support ring toward the interior compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,717,021

VIRTUAL NETWORK OVERLAY

Silver Peak Systems, Inc....

1. A method for transmitting data via a virtual overlay network, comprising:
receiving, at a first network appliance, data to be transmitted across a communication network to a destination, the data
comprising a plurality of data packets;

classifying the data based on a traffic access policy;
assigning an overlay identification to the data denoting which overlay network the data is designated to utilize based on
the classification, the overlay identification defining a traffic type;

determining, based on the destination, a second network appliance to receive the data;
selecting a bonded tunnel for the assigned overlay identification and the second network appliance, the bonded tunnel being
a tunnel between the first network appliance and the second network appliance that is specific to the overlay network and
incorporates two or more network paths;

selecting one or more underlay tunnels to transfer the data, the one or more underlay tunnels selected based on network metrics;
amending a header on each of the plurality of data packets, the header comprising (1) a bonded tunnel header for the selected
bonded tunnel having the assigned overlay identification, and (2) an underlay tunnel header for the selected one or more underlay
tunnels; and

transferring the plurality of data packets from the first network appliance via the selected bonded tunnel and the selected
one or more underlay tunnels to an endpoint of the communication network, for transmission by the communication network to
the second network appliance.

US Pat. No. 9,716,407

STANDBY POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ISOLATING A LOCAL POWER DISTRIBUTION NETWORK FROM A SUPERORDINATE POWER SUPPLY NETWORK

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. A method for disconnecting a local power distribution grid from a superordinate power supply grid, wherein
the local power distribution grid and the superordinate power supply grid are connected by a grid disconnection device comprising
at least two series-connected switching elements, each of the at least two series-connected switching elements having assigned
switching contacts, wherein a switching contact of a first of the at least two series-connected switching elements is connected
to the superordinate power supply grid, and

at least one local power supply device is provided in the local power distribution grid, the at least one local power supply
device comprising an island detector configured to detect an island situation of the local power distribution grid, an internal
switching element for disconnecting the at least one local power supply device from the local power distribution grid, a control
contact of a second of the at least two series-connected switching elements is connected to the superordinate power supply
grid, comprising:

monitoring the local power distribution grid for a presence of an island situation using the island detector;
opening the second switching element by signaling the control contact thereof, and
disconnecting the local power supply device from the local power distribution grid using the internal switching element to
open the first switching element.

US Pat. No. 9,716,312

MULTIPLE-INPUT MULTIPLE-OUTPUT ULTRA-WIDEBAND ANTENNAS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. An ultra-wideband (“UWB”) multiple-input multiple-output (“MIMO”) antenna for use across a continuous, wide-range frequency
band, comprising:
a ground plane;
a wideband monopole antenna arranged over the ground plane; and
a ring antenna arranged over the ground plane and around the wideband monopole antenna, the ring antenna including a plurality
of pairs of dipole antennas, wherein respective dipole antennas of each of the pairs of dipole antennas are configured for
symmetrical, out-of-phase coupling with the wideband monopole antenna, wherein the wideband monopole antenna and the ring
antenna are configured to generate respective electric fields having orthogonal polarizations, wherein the ring antenna is
approximately square-shaped, wherein each of the respective dipole antennas comprises a plurality of conductive arms extending
in opposite directions from an excitation point, wherein each of the conductive arms comprises a plurality of conductive patches,
and wherein one or more coupling slits are arranged between the conductive patches of each of the conductive arms.

US Pat. No. 9,715,579

DISTRIBUTED NETWORK OF IN-VITRO DIAGNOSTIC DEVICES

Alverix, Inc., Franklin ...

1. A diagnostic test analysis system comprising:
at least one processor;
an in-vitro diagnostic device including:
a sensor positioned to detect the presence or absence of one or more lines on a lateral flow assay test strip following application
of a biological sample to the lateral flow assay test strip, the in-vitro diagnostic device configured to generate a first
test result of a diagnostic test based on a current testing protocol and data from the sensor indicating the presence or absence
of the one or more lines, and

at least one network communication device configured to enable a telemetric connection over a publicly accessible network;
and

at least one memory device which stores a plurality of instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause
the at least one processor to operate with the in-vitro diagnostic device and the at least one network communication device
to:

receive, from the in-vitro diagnostic device, data indicating the first test result of the diagnostic test based on the current
testing protocol,

receive, by the in-vitro diagnostic device via the telemetric connection over the publicly accessible network, additional
data from at least one remote network element remote from the in-vitro diagnostic device, and

generate, by the in-vitro diagnostic device, a second test result for the diagnostic test based, at least in part, on verifying
the first test result of the diagnostic test using the additional data.

US Pat. No. 9,717,110

USER EQUIPMENT CENTRIC MOBILITY MANAGEMENT IN A MESH NETWORK

1. A method comprising:
sending, from a first wireless communications device, a chirp signal to one or more second wireless communications devices
in a mesh network during a first wake-up period common to the first wireless communications device and to the one or more
second wireless communications devices, the chirp signal indicating a request for a keep alive signal;

obtaining, at the first wireless communications device, a relay selection associated with a first relay wireless communications
device;

receiving, at the first wireless communications device in response to the chirp signal, the keep alive signal from the first
relay wireless communications device from among the one or more second wireless communications devices during the first wake-up
period; and

receiving, at the first wireless communications device, connection setup information from the first relay wireless communications
device during the first wake-up period, the connection setup information comprising resource allocation information,

wherein the first wireless communications device is asleep at a time that overlaps a sleep time of the one or more second
wireless communications devices.

US Pat. No. 9,716,724

CLOUD DATA LOSS PREVENTION SYSTEM

Skyhigh Networks, Inc., ...

9. A method for providing data loss prevention services to an enterprise operating an enterprise data network, the enterprise
data network being in communication with a cloud service provider to store cloud content belonging to the enterprise and to
access the stored cloud content on the cloud service provider, the method comprising:
receiving from within the enterprise data network and at a connector client installed on the premises of the enterprise data
network, an access credential of the enterprise for the cloud service provider;

obtaining, at the connector client installed on the premises of the enterprise data network, an access token from the cloud
service provider using the access credential of the enterprise;

providing, from the connector client, the access token to a cloud based computing system configured outside of the enterprise
data network, the cloud based computing system comprising one or more processors;

receiving, at the cloud based computing system, the access token from the connector client, the access token being used to
access the cloud service provider on behalf of the enterprise;

distributing the access token to the one or more processors;
assessing, at the cloud based computing system and using the access token, the cloud content at the cloud service provider
belonging to the enterprise;

performing multi-thread scanning, at the cloud based computing system, the cloud content for compliance with a security policy
of the enterprise;

identifying, at the cloud based computing system, a non-compliance cloud content in response to detecting certain cloud content
stored on the cloud service provider as being in violation of the security policy;

generating, at the cloud based computing system, an alert or a report in response to the detecting;
providing, from the cloud based computing system, the alert or the report to the connector client; and
initiating, at the cloud based computing system, a remediation measure in response to detecting certain cloud content as being
in violation of the security policy, wherein initiating the remediation measure comprising deleting the non-compliance cloud
content or quarantining the non-compliance cloud content.

US Pat. No. 9,714,219

SULFONYLAMINOBENZAMIDE COMPOUNDS

NOVARTIS TIERGESUNDHEIT A...

1. A compound of formula

or a salt or an enantiomer thereof, wherein
X is O, S, NH, C(O), C(CN) or CH?CH;
R0 is H, C1-C4-alkyl or hydroxyl;

n is 0 or 1;
each R is independently halogen; C1-C6-alkyl; C1-C6-haloalkyl; C3-C6-cycloalkyl; C3-C6-halocycloalkyl; amino; N-mono- or N,N-di-C1-C4-alkylamino; hydroxy; C1-C6-alkoxy; C1-C6-haloalkoxy; C1-C6-alkylthio; C1-C6-haloalkylthio; C1-C6-alkyl-sulfinyl; C1-C6-haloalkylsulfinyl; C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl; C1-C6-haloalkylsulfonyl; SF5; tri-C1-C4-alkylsilyl; C1-C6-alkoxycarbonyl; aminocarbonyl; N-mono- or N,N-di-C1-C6-alkylaminocarbonyl; aminosulfonyl; N-mono- or N,N-di-C1-C6-alkylaminosulfonyl; N—C1-C6-alkylsulfonylamino; C1-C6-alkoxycarbonylamino; N-C1-C4-alkyl-N-C1-C6-alkoxycarbonylamino; cyano; nitro; or C3-C6-heterocyclyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C3-C6-cyclolalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, amino, cyano or nitro;

m is an integer from 0 to 4;
each R1 is independently halogen; C1-C6-alkyl; C1-C6-haloalkyl; C3-C6-cycloalkyl; C3-C6-halocycloalkyl; C1-C6-alkoxy; C1-C6-haloalkoxy; C1-C6-alkylthio; C1-C6-haloalkylthio; C1-C6-alkyl-sulfinyl; C1-C6-haloalkylsulfinyl; C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl; C1-C6-haloalkylsulfonyl; SF5; amino; N-mono- or N,N-di-C1-C6-alkylamino; tri-C1-C4-alkylsilyl; C1-C6-alkoxycarbonyl; aminocarbonyl; N-mono- or N,N-di-C1-C6-alkylaminocarbonyl; N,N-di-C1-C4-alkylamino-C1-C4-alkylaminocarbonyl; aminosulfonyl; N-mono- or N,N-di-C1-C6-alkylaminosulfonyl; N—C1-C6-alkylsulfonylamino; C1-C6-alkoxycarbonylamino; N—C1-C4-alkyl-N—C1-C6-alkoxycarbonylamino; cyano; nitro; hydroxy; B(OH)2; or phenyl, benzoyl, C3-C6-heterocyclyl, C3-C6-heterocyclyloxy or C6-C8-benzoheterocyclyl, which is each unsubstituted or substituted by halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl; C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, amino, cyano or nitro; and

r is an integer of from 1 to 4.