US Pat. No. 9,718,147

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO START AND USE COMBINATION FILLER WIRE FEED AND HIGH INTENSITY ENERGY SOURCE FOR ROOT PASS WELDING OF THE INNER DIAMETER OF CLAD PIPE

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Ci...

1. A welding system, comprising:
at least one high intensity energy source to create a weld puddle during a root pass on a narrow joint of a workpiece with
a clad layer;

a wire feeder that advances a filler wire to the weld puddle;
a filler wire power source that provides a filler wire heating signal to heat the filler wire when the filler wire is in contact
with the weld puddle; and

a controller to control a weld ramp out process as the molten puddle advances to a start of an existing root pass weld, wherein
the controller is configured to:

control the at least one high intensity energy source to decrease an energy output of the at least one high intensity energy
source, reduce an interaction time between the at least one high intensity energy source and the weld puddle, or both decrease
the energy output of the at least one high intensity energy source and reduce the interaction time between the at least one
high intensity energy source and the weld puddle,

control the wire feeder to reduce wire feed speed or stop the advancement of the filler wire, and
control the filler wire power source to reduce a power level of the filler wire heating signal or stop the filler wire heating
signal to the filler wire,

wherein the weld ramp out process is controlled such that, after completion of the root pass, a thickness of a root pass weld
in a region that is at or near the start point of the existing root pass weld is in a range of 100 percent to 130 percent
of a nominal root pass thickness of a remainder of the root pass weld.

US Pat. No. 9,719,395

COMPONENT CARRIER FOR A DOSING SYSTEM

Albonair GmbH, Dortmund ...

1. A component carrier of a dosing system including a plurality of components for injecting a urea solution into the exhaust
gas flow of an internal combustion engine including a coolant circuit for selective catalytic reduction, comprising:
a base plate forming the component carrier; a plurality of inner flow channels integrated into the base plate; and an inlet
port and an outlet port connecting the inner flow channels with the coolant circuit of the internal combustion engine;

wherein the component carrier is heated by flowing a fluid having an elevated temperature and circulating in the coolant circuit
from the inlet port to the outlet port passing through the inner flow channels and transferring the heat from the fluid to
the component carrier; and wherein the components of the dosing system mounted on the component carrier and in thermal contact
with the component carrier are heated through heat transfer from the heated component carrier by contact;

wherein a compressed air line and an air valve are mounted on the component carrier and in thermal contact with the component
carrier and are heated through heat transfer from the heated component carrier by contact.

US Pat. No. 9,718,881

ANTI-ACTIVIN A ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. An isolated antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds Activin A with a binding dissociation
equilibrium constant (KD) of less than about 5 pM as measured in a surface plasmon resonance assay at 25° C., wherein the antibody or antigen-binding
fragment comprises: (a) the complementarity determining regions (CDRs) of a HCVR having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID
NO: 162; and (b) the CDRs of a LCVR having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 146.

US Pat. No. 9,723,651

ENHANCED CONNECTION MANAGEMENT FOR MULTIPLE ACCESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a base station, comprising:
determining, for a user equipment (UE) served by the base station and configured in a connected state with the base station,
that the UE is to be transitioned out of the connected state;

indicating to the UE that the UE should transition out of the connected state, wherein the indicating to the UE that the UE
should transition out of the connected state comprises sending a first connection release message indicating that the UE should
transition from the connected state to a semi-connected state, the semi-connected state associated with at least one of: suppression
of monitoring of a physical downlink control channel according to at least one temporary network identifier by the UE, suppression
of monitoring of a user-specific search space of the physical downlink control channel, or a first discontinuous reception
(DRX) cycle for paging of the UE that is shorter than a second DRX cycle for paging of the UE when the UE is in an idle state;
and

maintaining a context for the UE at the base station subsequent to the indicating that the UE should transition out of the
connected state and while the UE continues to be served by the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,718,803

UNSATURATED NITROGEN HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS USEFUL AS PDE10 INHIBITORS

Amgen Inc., Thousand Oak...

1. A compound of formula I:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
the group

R1 is L1 or C1-4alk-L1;

Y is a bond or —C(?O);
each R2 and R3 is independently H, halo, CN, OH, —OC1-4alk, C1-4alk, C1-4haloalk, —C1-6alkORa, —C(?O)C1-4alk, —C(?O)NRaRa, or —C0-4alkNH—C(?O)Ra;

R4a is H, OH, halo, C1-4alk, or C1-4haloalk;

R4b is halo, CN, OH, OC1-4alk, C1-4alk, C1-4haloalk, or oxo;

R5 is 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl or unsaturated 9- to 10-membered bicyclo-heterocyclic ring; wherein each R5 ring is substituted by 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 R8 groups;

R6 is independently H, halo, CN, OH, OC1-4alk, C1-4alk or C1-4haloalk;

m is 0;
each of p and q is independently 2; wherein the sum of p and q is 4;
the ring containing p and q contains 0 or 1 double bonds;
Ra is independently H or Rb;

Rb is independently phenyl, benzyl, or C1-6alk, wherein said phenyl, benzyl, and C1-6alk are substituted by 0, 1, 2 or 3 substituents which are, independently, halo, C1-4alk, C1-3haloalk, —OH, —OC1-4alk, —NH2, —NHC1-4alk, —OC(?O)C1-4alk, or —N(C1-4alk)C1-4alk;

Rc is L2 or C1-4alk-L2;

each L1 is independently a carbon-linked or nitrogen-linked saturated, partially-saturated or unsaturated 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered
monocyclic ring or a saturated, partially-saturated or unsaturated 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, or 12-membered bicyclic ring,
said ring contains 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 N atoms and 0, 1, or 2 atoms which are O or S; L? is independently substituted by 0, 1,
2 or 3 R9 groups;

each L2 is independently a carbon-linked or nitrogen-linked saturated, partially-saturated or unsaturated 3-, 4-, 5-, 6-, or 7-membered
monocyclic ring or a saturated, partially-saturated or unsaturated 6-, 7-, 8-, 9-, 10-, 11-, or 12-membered bicyclic ring,
said ring contains 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4 N atoms and 0, 1, or 2 atoms which are 0 or S; L2 is independently substituted by 0, 1, 2 or 3 R11 groups;

R8 is halo, CN, OH, C1-4alk, C1-4haloalk, —OC1-4haloalk, —C(?O)Rb, —C(?O)Rc, —C(?O)NHRb, —C(?O)NHRc, —S(?O)2Rb, —S(?O)2Rc, —S(?O)2NRaRa, Rb, Rc, NO2, ORb, or ORc;

R9 is halo, C1-6alk, C1-4haloalk, —ORa, —OC1-4haloalk, CN, —C(?O)Rb, —C(?O)ORa, —C(?O)NRaRa, —C(?NRa)NRaRa, —OC(?O)Rb, —OC(?O)NRaRa, —OC1-6alkNRaRa, —OC1-6alkORa, —SRa, —S(?O)Rb, —S(?O)2Rb, —S(?O)2NRaRa, —NRaRa, —N(Ra)C(?O)Rb, —N(Ra)C(?O)ORb, —N(Ra)C(?O)NRaRa, —N(Ra)C(?NRa)NRaRa, —N(Ra)S(?O)2Rb, —N(Ra)S(?O)2NRaRa, —NRaC1-6alkNRaRa, —NRaC1-6alkORa, —C1-6alkNRaRa, —C1-6alkORa, —C1-6alkN(Ra)C(?O)Rb, —C1-6alkOC(?O)Rb, —C1-6alkC(?O)NRaRa, —C1-6alkC(?O)ORa, oxo, or Rc;

and
R11 is halo, C1-6alk, C1-4haloalk, —ORa, —OC1-4haloalk, CN, —C(?O)Rb, —C(?O)ORa, —C(?O)NRaRa, —C(?NRa)NRaRa, —OC(?O)Rb, —OC(?O)NRaRa, —OC1-6alkNRaRa, —OC1-6alkORa, —SRa, —S(?O)Rb, —S(?O)2Rb, —S(?O)2NRaRa, —NRaRa, —N(Ra)C(?O)Rb, —N(Ra)C(?O)ORb, —N(Ra)C(?O)NRaRa, —N(Ra)C(?NRa)NRaRa, —N(Ra)S(?O)2Rb, —N(Ra)S(?O)2NRaRa, —NRaC1-6alkNRaRa, —NRaC1-6alkORa, —C1-6alkNRaRa, —C1-6alkORa, —C1-6alkN(Ra)C(?O)Rb, —C1-6alkOC(?O)Rb, —C1-6alkC(?O)NRaRa, —C1-6alkC(?O)ORa, or oxo.

US Pat. No. 9,720,145

HIGH BRIGHTNESS MULTIJUNCTION DIODE STACKING

nLIGHT, Inc., Vancouver,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one multijunction diode laser comprising a plurality of stacked active junctions spaced apart from one another and
situated to emit a plurality of beams along respective mutually parallel propagation axes, the beams having associated mutually
parallel slow axes and associated collinear fast axes;

a fast axis collimator situated to receive and collimate the plurality of beams along the corresponding fast axes so as to
produce corresponding fast axis collimated beams that propagate along associated non-parallel propagation axes; and

a reflector situated to receive the plurality of fast axis collimated beams and to reflect the beams so that the reflected
fast axis collimated beams propagate along substantially parallel propagation axes.

US Pat. No. 9,723,770

TAPE FEEDER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A tape feeder that pitch feeds a carrier tape installed in a parts mounting system and storing an electronic part in a
tape feeding direction to thereby supply the electronic part to a part absorbing position where the electronic part is to
be absorbed by a mounting head, the tape feeder comprising:
a tape traveling path that is provided so as to make a communicative connection from a tape introducing opening opened in
an upstream end portion in the tape feeding direction to the part absorbing position and guides tape feeding of the carrier
tape;

a first tape feeding mechanism that is provided at a downstream side of the tape traveling path and pitch feeds the carrier
tape to the part absorbing position; and

a second tape feeding mechanism that is provided at an upstream side of the tape traveling path and feeds the carrier tape
introduced from the tape introducing opening to the downstream side, wherein

the second tape feeding mechanism has:
a sprocket that rotates with a plurality of feeding pins provided on an outer circumferential surface thereof fitting in feeding
perforations in the carrier tape for engagement with the carrier tape to thereby feed the carrier tape; and

biasing means that biases the carrier tape from an opposite surface side to a surface side where the electronic part is carried
against the outer circumferential surface of the sprocket by bringing an abutment surface of a biasing member into abutment
with the carrier tape to press against the carrier tape to thereby bring the feeding pins into engagement with the feeding
perforations, and

of two carrier tapes which are fed one after the other, with a preceding tape which is fed first remaining in engagement with
the sprocket, a leading end portion of a following tape which is fed to follow the preceding tape is inserted between the
sprocket and the preceding tape, and the following tape is brought into engagement with the sprocket by biasing the preceding
tape from a lower surface side thereof by the biasing means in which a recess portion is provided in the abutment surface.

US Pat. No. 9,723,762

FREE COOLING IN HIGH HUMIDITY ENVIRONMENTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center comprising:
heat producing components; and
an air handling system configured to provide temperature and humidity conditioned air to the heat producing components to
cool the heat producing components, wherein the air handling system comprises:

a thermal storage unit; and
an air moving device configured to direct air, from an external environment external to the data center, across the thermal
storage unit and toward the heat producing components,

wherein the thermal storage unit is configured to:
under a given set of ambient air conditions for the air in the external environment, remove thermal energy from the air as
the air passes across the thermal storage unit; and

under another set of ambient air conditions for the air in the external environment, release thermal energy, previously removed
from air passing across the thermal storage unit, into the air as the air passes across the thermal storage unit such that
a capacity of the thermal storage unit to remove thermal energy is recharged.

US Pat. No. 9,723,755

DRIVE UNIT

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A drive unit for driving a motor, the drive unit having a component assembly comprising:
a main circuit board having a component side and a solder side;
one or more main circuit conductors formed in at least one layer of the main circuit board;
a power component module including one or more power components, the power component module having electrical connection terminals
for connecting the power component(s) to the one or more main circuit conductors of the main circuit board and a cooling plate
coupled to the power component(s) in a manner enabling transfer of heat from the power component(s) to the cooling plate;

a heat sink mounted on the cooling plate; and
a fan mounted on the heat sink,
wherein the power component module is mounted to the component side of the main circuit board,
wherein the power component module has the electrical connection terminals at an upper side thereof, which electrical connection
terminals are connected directly to the main circuit board such that the upper side of the power component module faces the
component side of the main circuit board,

wherein the component assembly comprises an insulation cover mounted on the components of said component assembly, and
wherein the component assembly comprises a grounding plate mounted on bottom of the insulation cover, the grounding plate
being connected to the heat sink and the cooling plate of the power component module.

US Pat. No. 9,718,453

HYBRID VEHICLE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A hybrid vehicle comprising:
an internal combustion engine;
a first heater configured to heat a vehicle compartment by using cooling water of the internal combustion engine;
an electrical storage device;
a second heater configured to heat the vehicle compartment by using electrical power supplied by the electrical storage device;
and

a controller configured to:
(a) during driving of the internal combustion engine, in a case where a prescribed condition including that temperature of
the cooling water is equal to or higher than a reference temperature is satisfied, control the internal combustion engine
to stop,

(b) in a case where the second heater is operated during driving of the internal combustion engine, when a state quantity
indicating a state of charge of the electrical storage device is equal to or higher than a threshold, (i) control the second
heater such that an amount of heat generation of the second heater is higher than an amount of heat generation of the second
heater when the state quantity is less than the threshold; and (ii) set the reference temperature to be low as compared to
the reference temperature when the state quantity is less than the threshold,

(c) set the reference temperature such that the reference temperature set when there is no request for heating the vehicle
compartment is lower than the reference temperature set when there is the request for heating.

US Pat. No. 9,722,417

TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT FOR ETHERNET

NLIGHTNING TECHNOLOGY LTD...

1. A transmission circuit for Ethernet, comprising:
four transmission component sets, each of the transmission component sets being coupled between an Ethernet connector and
an Ethernet chip;

wherein:
each of the transmission component sets comprises a first capacitor, a second capacitor, a first inductor, a second inductor,
a first transmission line, a second transmission line, a third transmission line, a fourth transmission line, a first component
set a third inductor and a fourth inductor and a second component set, and for each of the transmission component sets:

the first capacitor and the first inductor are cascaded and coupled between the first transmission line and the second transmission
line, the first inductor is coupled to the Ethernet connector via the first transmission line and the first capacitor is coupled
to the Ethernet chip via the second transmission line;

the second capacitor and the second inductor are cascaded and coupled between the third transmission line and the fourth transmission
line, the second inductor is coupled to the Ethernet connector via the third transmission line and the second capacitor is
couple to the Ethernet chip via the fourth transmission line;

the first component set is coupled between a first contact and a second contact, the first contact is between the first capacitor
and the first inductor, and the second contact is between the second capacitor and the second inductor, the first component
set is formed by a third inductor and a fourth inductor, the third inductor is directly coupled between the first contact
and a first ground, and the fourth inductor is directly coupled between the second contact and the first ground; and

the second component set is coupled between the second transmission line and the fourth transmission line, and the second
component set is formed by a bidirectional transient voltage suppressor diode coupled between the second transmission line
and the fourth transmission line.

US Pat. No. 9,723,737

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING WATERPROOF STRUCTURE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an electronic component electrically connected to a printed circuit board (PCB);
a housing comprising an outer side and an inner side which is opposed to the outer side and faces an interior of the electronic
device;

a recess formed in the outer side of the housing, configured to accommodate the electronic component and comprising a hole,
at least part of the hole being connected into the electronic device;

a sealing member configured to:
seal the hole of the housing, and
cover at least part of the PCB;
an opening formed in the housing and spaced apart from the hole of the housing; and
a cap covering the opening and blocking permeation of a foreign substance and water into the opening,
wherein the PCB passing through the hole is exposed through the opening of the housing, and electrically connected into the
electronic device through the opening when the electronic component is coupled to the recess of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,720,185

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING OPTICAL CABLE ASSEMBLIES

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A processing system to connectorize optical cables, the processing system comprising:
a table arrangement on which a plurality of processing stations are disposed;
a track arrangement that is disposed above the table arrangement and from which coils of the optical cables to be connectorized
are hung;

wherein the processing stations include:
a strip-clean-cleave station configured to process optical fibers at the end of the optical cables to create a prepared end
of the optical fiber;

a splice station configured to fusion splice the prepared ends of the optical fibers to prepared ends of stub fibers at a
splice location, each stub fiber being held by a respective ferrule;

an overmold station configured to injection mold a hub around each splice location;
a UV cure station at which UV light is directed towards the hubs to cure the injection mold;
a heat cure station including an oven configured to receive the ends of the optical cables to finish curing the injection
mold; and

a connector assembly station at which an optical connector is assembled around each hub and respective ferrule; and
a second strip-clean-cleave station disposed at a separate location from the table arrangement, the second strip-clean-cleave
station configured to prepare an end of a fiber stub extending from a ferrule.

US Pat. No. 9,723,636

INITIAL ACCESS CHANNEL FOR SCALABLE WIRELESS MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
one or more processing elements configured to:
receive a plurality of frames of wireless data, wherein the frames are received via a wireless network having a system bandwidth
that includes a synchronization channel (SCH) and a broadcast-control channel (BCH), wherein the SCH includes a primary SCH
and a secondary SCH, when communicating via a network;

acquire frame timing based on received signaling in the SCH; and
decode system related information received via the BCH, wherein the BCH is in a predetermined location in each received frame,
wherein the primary SCH is transmitted using an OFDM symbol that immediately precedes the BCH, and wherein the BCH is transmitted
less frequently than the secondary SCH.

US Pat. No. 9,723,631

BULK FINE TIMING MEASUREMENT ALLOCATION MESSAGE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A first mobile computing device, comprising:
a clock;
a memory area storing machine-executable instructions for generating a bulk fine timing measurement (BFTM) allocation message;
and

a processor configured to execute the instructions to:
identify other mobile computing devices in an area,
determine a time of departure (TOD) for the BFTM allocation message,
determine a contention-free period for the other computing devices to transmit timing measurement messages,
determine a scheduling order for the other mobile computing devices to transmit the timing measurement messages,
generate the BFTM allocation message to include the TOD, the contention-free period, and the scheduling order, and
transmit the BFTM allocation message to the other computing devices.

US Pat. No. 9,721,424

SUPPLEMENTARY MODE OF AN INTERLEAVED WAGERING SYSTEM

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. An interleaved wagering system, comprising:
an interactive controller constructed to communicate, to an application controller, a first application telemetry associated
with an interactive application provided by the interactive controller;

a wager controller constructed to communicate, to the application controller, a wager result associated with a received wager
request; and

the application controller operatively connected to the interactive controller and the wager controller, and constructed to:
receive, from the interactive controller, the first application telemetry;
communicate the wager request to the wager controller;
receive, from the wager controller, the wager result;
communicate, to the interactive controller, updated user resources based on the received wager outcome;
receive, from the interactive controller, a second application telemetry;
upon receiving the application telemetry, determine whether to trigger a supplementary mode;
when triggering the supplementary mode is determined, communicate, to the interactive controller, a notification to provide
a supplementary mode session,

wherein the interactive controller is further constructed to:
receive, from the application controller, the updated user resources;
provide the updated user resources within the interactive application;
communicate, to the application controller, the second application telemetry;
receive, from the application controller, the notification to provide the supplementary mode session;
provide the supplementary mode session;
communicate, to the application controller, results of the supplementary mode session, and
wherein the application controller is further constructed to:
receive, from the interactive controller, the results of the supplementary mode session; and
when the received results are successful, communicate, to a benefit pool controller, a request for benefits.

US Pat. No. 9,723,742

INTEGRATED POWER RACKS AND METHODS OF ASSEMBLING THE SAME

General Electric Company,...

1. An integrated power rack for use in a data center, said integrated power rack comprising:
a top;
a base, wherein said integrated power rack has a height defined from said top to said base;
a first side and a second side extending vertically between said base and said top, wherein said integrated power rack has
a width defined from said first side to said second side;

a back member extending between said top, said base, said first side, and said second side;
a front portion opposite said back member and extending vertically between said top, said base, said first side, and said
second side, wherein said front portion is open to an environment surrounding said integrated power rack, wherein said integrated
power rack has a length defined from said front portion to said back member and the height is greater than the width and the
length;

a non-conductive divider extending from said top to said base and from said front portion to said back member, said non-conductive
divider positioned between said first side and said second side;

a revenue sub-compartment defined between said first side and said non-conductive divider from said front portion to said
back member, said revenue sub-compartment sized to receive a plurality of revenue producing devices, wherein said revenue
sub-compartment has a width that is substantially the same as a width of each of said plurality of revenue producing devices;
and

a power sub-compartment defined between said second side and said non-conductive divider from said front portion to said back
member such that said power sub-compartment is spaced from said revenue sub-compartment in a horizontal direction along said
front portion, wherein said power sub-compartment houses power equipment for providing direct-current (DC) power to said revenue
sub-compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,723,756

RACK MOUNTING PORTION ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center comprising:
a rack comprising a plurality of mounting portions that are each configured to receive and structurally support at least one
of a plurality of computer systems mounted in the respective one of the plurality of mounting portions;

a backplane assembly that is communicatively coupled to a communication network and extends along a portion of a rear end
of the rack, the backplane assembly comprising separate network connectors that are each aligned with separate ones of the
plurality of mounting portions and are each configured to communicatively couple a complimentary network connector of individual
ones of the plurality of computer systems with the communication network when the individual ones of the plurality of computer
systems are mounted in the separate ones of the plurality of mounting portions; and

a plurality of air flap structures, each coupled to a separate one of the plurality of mounting portions of the rack and configured
to restrict airflow through the respective mounting portion based at least in part upon an absence of a computer system in
the respective mounting portion;

wherein at least one of the mounting portions comprises a latch mechanism configured to:
receive, at a communication interface of the latch mechanism, an ejection command signal via a communication pathway external
to a computer system mounted in the at least one mounting portion; and

in response to receiving the ejection command signal, disengage the latch mechanism with an interface portion of the computer
system.

US Pat. No. 9,719,964

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR BUBBLE DETECTION IN A FLUID LINE USING A SPLIT-RING RESONATOR

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a raceway configured to receive a tube;
a shield configured to at least partially shield the raceway;
at least one split-ring resonator disposed within the shield and adjacent to the raceway wherein the at least one split-ring
resonator is configured to vary at least one property in accordance with a presence of a bubble within the fluid flowing through
the tube;

a first antenna disposed within the shield;
a second antenna disposed within the shield;
a microwave generating circuit coupled to the first antenna, wherein the microwave generating circuit is configured to generate
microwave energy for transmission from the first antenna;

a receiver circuit coupled to the second antenna, wherein the microwave receiver circuit is configured to receive the microwave
energy; and

a bubble detecting circuit operatively coupled to the microwave generating circuit and the receiver circuit to compare the
microwave energy from the microwave generating circuit to the microwave energy received from the receiver circuit to detect
a bubble within the tube, wherein the bubble detect circuit detects the bubble in accordance with the affect of the variation
of the at least one property on the microwave energy.

US Pat. No. 9,717,807

CT CONTRAST MEDIUM FOR DETECTING THROMBUS, COMPRISING FIBRIN-TARGETED PEPTIDE SEQUENCE-CONJUGATED GLYCOL CHITOSAN-GOLD NANOPARTICLES

Dongguk University Indust...

1. A CT contrast agent for detecting a thrombus, comprising a glycol chitosan-gold nanoparticle, to which fibrin-targeted
peptide sequences represented by Formula 1 are conjugated;

US Pat. No. 9,718,872

HUMAN ANTIBODIES TO MIDDLE EAST RESPIRATORY SYNDROME—CORONAVIRUS SPIKE PROTEIN

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. A human monoclonal antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof that specifically binds to Middle East Respiratory Syndrome
corona virus (MERS-CoV) spike protein, wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment comprises three heavy chain complementarity
determining regions (CDRs) (HCDR1, HCDR2 and HCDR3) contained within any one of the heavy chain variable region (HCVR) sequences
selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 2, 18, 34, 50, 66, 82, 98, 114, 122, 130, 138, 146, 154, 170, 178, 186,
202, 218, 234, 250, 266, 282, 298, 314, 330, 346, 362, 378, 394, 410, 426, and 442; and three light chain CDRs (LCDR1, LCDR2
and LCDR3) contained within any one of the light chain variable region (LCVR) sequences selected from the group consisting
of SEQ ID NOs: 10, 26, 42, 58, 74, 90, 106, 162, 194, 210, 226, 242, 258, 274, 290, 306, 322, 338, 354, 370, 386, 402, 418,
434, and 450, wherein the antibody or antigen-binding fragment comprises a HCVR/LCVR amino acid sequence pair selected from
the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 2/10, 18/26, 34/42, 50/58, 66/74, 82/90, 98/106, 114/106, 122/106, 130/106, 138/106, 146/106,
154/162, 170/162, 178/162, 186/194, 202/210, 218/226, 234/242, 250/258, 266/274, 282/290, 298/306, 314/322, 330/338, 346/354,
362/370, 378/386, 394/402, 410/418, 426/434, and 442/450.

US Pat. No. 9,723,753

PLANAR HEAT CUP WITH CONFINED RESERVOIR FOR ELECTRONIC POWER COMPONENT

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. An electric system comprising:
an electronic component received within a cup shaped heat pipe, a wall of said heat pipe in contact with a cold plate;
the heat pipe defined by an inner wall and an outer wall with an intermediate fluid chamber, said heat pipe extending away
from said cold plate to define a cup shape, with a fluid movement member positioned within the chamber to move the fluid from
an end of said chamber adjacent to the cold plate to a spaced end of said cup shape; and

wherein said component is a toroidal inductor.

US Pat. No. 9,723,750

ENSURING PROPER HEAT SINK INSTALLATION IN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a first receiving mechanism configured to receive a first component and to be coupled with a first heat sink for cooling the
first component, the first heat sink having a first thermal conductivity;

a second receiving mechanism configured to receive a second component and to be interchangeably coupled with one of the first
heat sink and a second heat sink for cooling the second component, the second heat sink having a second thermal conductivity
different from the first thermal conductivity; and

a bracket associated with the first receiving mechanism, the bracket having a key configured to allow the first receiving
mechanism to be coupled with a heat sink having the first thermal conductivity and to prevent the first receiving mechanism
from being coupled with a heat sink having the second thermal conductivity.

US Pat. No. 9,717,528

EXTERNAL FIXATOR WITH Y STRUT

Stryker European Holdings...

1. An external fixation system comprising:
top and bottom fixation plates each having upper and lower plate surfaces; and
at least one y-shaped strut having first, second, and third telescopic adjustable-length strut members coupled at a connector
joint,

wherein one of the first, second and third strut members is coupled to one of the top and bottom fixation plates and the other
two of the first, second and third strut members are coupled to the other of the top and bottom fixation plates;

wherein the first, second, and third strut members each include a threaded rod coupled to a tubular sleeve,
wherein each strut member is coupled to the top fixation plate or the bottom fixation plate by a plate joint such that each
strut member is pivotable about the plate joint and with respect to the corresponding fixation plate to which each strut member
is coupled.

US Pat. No. 9,717,599

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WRIST ARTHROPLASTY

FIBIOSEQ MEDICAL LTD., R...

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,723,766

POWER SUPPLY MODULE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC-INTERFERENCE (EMI) SHIELDING, COOLING, OR BOTH SHIELDING AND COOLING, ALONG TWO OR MORE SIDES

INTERSIL AMERICAS LLC, M...

1. A power-supply module, comprising:
a package having a first side and a second side;
an electromagnetic-interference shield including
a platform disposed adjacent to the first side of the package, and
a first lead frame disposed adjacent to the second side of the package;
a first power-supply component electrically coupled to one of the platform and the first lead frame; and
a second power-supply component electrically coupled to the other of the platform and the first lead frame.

US Pat. No. 9,723,605

METHODS AND NODES FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a network node of a wireless network, for controlling uplink transmission from a wireless device,
the method comprising:
signalling in a first downlink transmission an Absolute Grant Scope (AGS) bit to the wireless device to trigger uplink transmission
from the wireless device, wherein the AGS bit in the first downlink transmission includes a value indicating a grant for persistent
uplink transmission during any number of Transmit Time Intervals (TTIs) until a next grant is signalled to the wireless device,
and

signalling in a second downlink transmission the AGS bit to the wireless device, wherein the AGS bit in the second downlink
transmission includes a value indicating that the wireless device should terminate uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,717,489

SURGICAL RETRACTOR

Stryker European Holdings...

1. A retractor for use in a surgical operation in the region of an eye socket, comprising:
at least two retraction elements having overlapping facing surfaces configured in area-covering manner, which can be moved
relative to one another between an introduction position having a first overlapping coverage area between the at least two
retraction elements and a retraction position having a second overlapping coverage area between the at least two retraction
elements configured in a manner that the second overlapping area is smaller than the first overlapping area between the at
least two retraction elements configured in area-covering manner;

at least one spring element that makes a pre-tension available that forces the retraction elements into the retraction position;
an activation device that is configured to move the retraction elements from the retraction position into the introduction
position, overcoming the pre-tension; and

wherein in the introduction position at least a portion of the overlapping facing surfaces lie in parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,723,740

ELECTRONIC CONTROL APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

1. An electronic control apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:
an electronic control element which includes a printed circuit board (PCB) and a heating element installed on a surface of
the PCB;

a cover and a base which accommodate the electronic control element; and
a connector which is coupled to the electronic control element,
wherein contact surfaces of the electronic control apparatus where the cover and the base come into contact with each other
comprise a binding part having a groove portion and a protruding portion that are formed toward an outer edge of the cover
and the base, respectively, and an edge part having a multi-step bent shape, the multi-step bent shape formed by bending an
end portion of the binding part and an intermediate portion of the edge part,

wherein an end of the edge part having the multi-step bent shape extends away from the PCB and a multi-step of the multi-step
bent shape continually steps down toward the outer edge of the cover and the base, such that a sealing member is inserted
in a channel between the cover and the base that extends away from the PCB along with the multi-step bent shape toward the
outer edge of the cover and the base,

wherein an edge of the PCB is inserted in the channel such that the PCB directly contacts and is sandwiched between the cover
and the base.

US Pat. No. 9,723,760

WATER-ASSISTED AIR COOLING FOR A ROW OF CABINETS

International Business Ma...

1. A cooling apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of cabinets positioned on a raised floor in an enclosed room and arranged in sequence in a single, straight row
with the cabinets spaced apart from each other;

a plurality of heat-producing devices positioned in the plurality of cabinets, for allowing a flow of a first fluid through
the heat producing devices and the cabinets;

a first plenum being positioned at a beginning of said row, at an upstream side of a first cabinet of the plurality of cabinets
and including an intake end wall slanting upwardly inwardly toward a top of the first cabinet for guiding the direction of
the first fluid upwardly and into the first cabinet at a temperature T0;

a second plenum positioned at an end of said row, at a downstream side of a last cabinet of the plurality of cabinets, wherein
the first plenum direct the first fluid in a single, row-wise airflow path that travels substantially straight through the
entire row of the heat-producing device, from the first plenum to the second plenum, the second plenum including an exhaust
end wall slanting downwardly outwardly away from the last cabinet for guiding the first fluid downwardly from the last cabinet
to circulate the first fluid through a channel defined by the raised floor and a sub-floor, wherein said channel at least
partially defines an air flow path circulating air from the downstream side of the last cabinet to the upstream side of the
first cabinet for discharging the first fluid into the first plenum at the temperature T0;

a plurality of heat exchangers positioned between and adjacent to the cabinets in said row, with the cabinets and the heat
exchangers alternating in the row, each heat exchanger for conducting a second fluid therethrough for cooling the first fluid
to the temperature T0 for returning the first fluid to the channel at the same temperature at which the first fluid is discharged from said channel;
and

at least one fluid-moving device positioned adjacent the heat-producing devices for encouraging the flow of the first fluid
through the cabinets, the heat-producing devices, and the heat exchangers, thereby encouraging the transfer of heat from the
first fluid to the second fluid in the heat exchangers.

US Pat. No. 9,720,191

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER MODULE AND OPTICAL CABLE MODULE

USENLIGHT CORP., Zhubei ...

1. An optical transceiver module, comprising:
a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite thereto;
at least one optical receiving device connected to the substrate; and
a plurality of hermetic transmitting devices disposed on the substrate, wherein each of the hermetic transmitting devices
includes an optical transmitter, and the optical transmitters of the hermetic transmitting devices are completely sealed in
one or more than one hermetic housing;

wherein a width of the substrate is in a range of 11 mm to 18 mm.

US Pat. No. 9,723,763

COMPUTING DEVICE, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING COOLING FLUID FLOW INTO A COMPUTER HOUSING

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computing device comprising:
a housing;
a temperature monitor configured to monitor a temperature within the housing;
a cooling fluid drawing mechanism configured to draw cooling fluid into the housing, the cooling fluid drawing mechanism being
one or more fan;

a cooling fluid drawing controller being a processor and a memory of the computing device and being configured, when the computing
device is installed within an enclosure as one of a plurality of computing devices, wherein the plurality of computing devices
are installed within the enclosure, to obtain a value representing the monitored temperature, and;

when the value is within a predetermined range of values, to selects an operating state for the cooling fluid drawing mechanism
from among a first operating state in which the cooling fluid drawing mechanism is operable to draw cooling fluid into the
housing at a first rate, and a second operating state in which the cooling fluid drawing mechanism is operable to draw cooling
fluid into the housing at a second rate lower than the first rate and to run the cooling fluid drawing mechanism in the selected
operating state,

when the value is above the predetermined ranged of values, to select an operating state for the cooling fluid drawing mechanism
in which the cooling fluid drawing mechanism is configured to draw cooling fluid into the housing at a rate equal to or above
the first rate,

wherein the cooling fluid controller selects the first operating state when an exhaust temperature in a path of exhaust air
from the plurality of computing devices is below an exhaust temperature threshold and the cooling fluid drawing controller
selects the second operating state when the exhaust temperature is above the exhaust temperature threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,723,685

SHORT DETECTION CIRCUIT FOR AN LED DRIVER AND SHORT DETECTION METHOD

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. A short detection circuit for detecting a short circuit condition of an LED, comprising:
a voltage threshold setting arrangement (R2, RS) for setting a voltage threshold (Vth), wherein the voltage threshold (Vth) defines a stepped function with respect to
current which defines at least three levels;

a voltage detecting circuit (R3, R4) for detecting a voltage (Vop) dependent on the LED operating voltage; and

a comparison circuit (UI) for detecting a short circuit voltage based on a comparison of the voltage threshold and the detected
voltage, wherein the voltage threshold setting circuit (R2, RS) sets a voltage threshold (Vth) which is dependent on the LED operating current, such that there are at least two different
voltage thresholds at two different LED operating currents, and wherein for each LED operating current the voltage threshold
(Vth) corresponds to a voltage between the corresponding short circuit voltage and the corresponding operating voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,723,746

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:
a first rail;
a bracket base connected to the first rail;
a first bracket having the bracket base movably connected thereto;
a second bracket longitudinally offset from the first bracket, the second bracket movably supporting the first rail to remain
laterally offset from the first bracket; and

a second rail movably connected to the first rail and longitudinally displaceable relative to the first rail, wherein the
first rail is drivable responsive to the second rail to displace the bracket base relative to the first bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,717,604

SPINAL IMPLANT APPARATUS AND METHODS

Stryker European Holdings...

1. A method of inserting and positioning a prosthetic intervertebral spacer in the intervertebral disc space between two adjacent
vertebrae, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a spacer including a longitudinal axis, an on-axis contact site for interfacing with a tool, and an off-axis contact
site for interfacing with a tool, the on-axis contact site being coincident with or parallel to the longitudinal axis, and
the off-axis contact site being angled with respect to the longitudinal axis;

applying a first force to the on-axis contact site to move the spacer in the intervertebral disc space, including threading
a portion of the tool into a threaded hole aligned with the longitudinal axis;

applying a second force to the off-axis contact site to further move the spacer in the intervertebral disc space; and
expanding a height of the spacer by separating a top surface of the spacer from a bottom surface of the spacer.

US Pat. No. 9,723,744

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RACKS WITH INTEGRATED DATA SIGNAL AND POWER DISTRIBUTION

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. An information technology (IT) rack comprising: IT appliances housed by the IT rack; a plurality of backplanes, wherein
each backplane of the plurality of backplanes comprises appliance-interfacing connectors, and wherein insertion of the IT
appliances into the IT rack causes mating of backplane-interfacing connectors of the IT appliances with the appliance-interfacing
connectors; and a centrally located interface to which the appliance-interfacing connectors are wired, wherein the centrally
located interface determines a connectivity of the IT appliances, wherein each backplane of the plurality of backplanes comprises
a surface that faces away from the IT appliances in the IT rack, wherein
an appliance-interfacing connector is located on the surface that faces away from the IT appliances, and wherein the appliance-interfacing
connector, located on the surface that faces away from the IT appliances, is connected to a corresponding backplane-interfacing
connector of the IT appliances using a bridging connector.

US Pat. No. 9,723,741

HOUSING ARRANGEMENT OF A POWER ELECTRONICS DEVICE

VACON OY, Vaasa (FI)

1. A housing arrangement of a power electronics device, comprising one power module or several identical power modules, each
module having at least one part connectable to a hazardous voltage, the arrangement further comprising a housing part having
room for at least one power module,
wherein:
each individual power module including an enclosure part which essentially surrounds the power module with electrically insulating
material substantially surrounding the enclosure part of each individual power module wherein each individual power module
is electrically insulated when installed within the housing part and each individual power module is electrically insulated
when removed from the housing part, and

all the external connections of the power module are placed on one single wall of the enclosure part, and
the external connections of the power module are directed to the front side of the housing part.

US Pat. No. 9,723,769

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, ALIGNMENT FILM, AND METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A method for forming an alignment film on a display panel comprising:
providing a display panel having an electrode formed thereon;
forming a surface alignment reactant on the electrode, wherein the surface alignment reactant comprises a first surface alignment
material including a plurality of pre-tilting functional groups having different chain lengths bonded to a siloxane and a
second surface alignment material including a phase separation enhancer functional group bonded to a siloxane, wherein the
first surface alignment material is a vertical alignment material configured to align liquid crystals substantially perpendicular
to a plane of the display panel;

performing a first heating process on the surface alignment reactant to cause the surface alignment reactant to become phase
separated into a surface inorganic layer and a surface functional group layer, wherein the surface inorganic layer includes
the second surface alignment material and the surface functional group layer includes the first surface alignment material;
and

irradiating the surface functional group layer with light to thereby form an alignment layer on the electrode,
wherein prior to irradiating the surface functional group layer, the method further comprises performing a second heating
process on the surface inorganic layer and the surface functional group layer such that the surface functional group layer
is cured, the polysiloxanes in the surface inorganic layer and the surface functional group layer undergo cross-linking reactions
and wherein the surface inorganic layer is transformed into a surface inorganic alignment film by the cross-linking reactions,
and

in the first or secondary heating process, an IM-T4 functional group accelerates dehydration and increases cross-linking of
the siloxanes of the first surface alignment material and the second surface alignment material.

US Pat. No. 9,723,674

CURRENT DRIVER, LED DRIVE CIRCUIT, LIGHTING DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

ROHM CO., LTD., Ukyo-Ku,...

1. A current driver which is connected with light emitting diode (LED) bars of the maximum number N of channels (N is an integer
of 2 or more) and drives LED bars of M channels (1?M?N) designated to be driven, comprising:
a PWM input terminal configured to receive an external dimming pulse subjected to pulse width modulation (PWM), the external
dimming pulse having a duty cycle according to a target light quantity common to the LED bars of the M channels;

a pulse measurement circuit configured to measure a period and a pulse width of the external dimming pulse and generate a
digital period data and a pulse width data;

an interface circuit which is connected to an external processor and is configured to receive (i) an enable data to designate
the LED bars of M channels to be driven and (ii) a phase difference setting data to designate one of a plurality of selectable
phase differences 360°/2, 360°/3, . . . , 360°/N;

a plurality of M current sources which correspond to the M channels to be driven and are respectively connected with corresponding
LED bars, and which are configured to be switched between On and Off in response to an internal dimming pulse; and

a pulse generator configured to generate M internal dimming pulses having a period represented by the period data, a pulse
width represented by the pulse width data, and a phase difference according to the phase difference setting data, and to distribute
the generated M internal dimming pulses to the M current sources.

US Pat. No. 9,720,244

INTENSITY DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD IN PIXEL IMAGING

nLIGHT, Inc., Vancouver,...

1. An intensity distribution management system comprising:
a light source situated to produce a light beam;
a beam shaping system situated to receive the light beam and to produce a substantially uniform homogenized line beam propagating
along an optical axis having a line axis orthogonal to the optical axis and a thickness axis mutually orthogonal to the optical
axis and line axis, the homogenized line beam having a homogenized intensity profile along the line axis;

a mask situated perpendicular to the optical axis so as to receive the substantially uniform homogenized line beam and to
transmit selected portions of the homogenized line beam to propagate through said mask so as to be received by a target surface;
and

a diffusive element disposed between said mask and said beam shaping system so as to attenuate intensity ripples in a light
intensity distribution of the selected portions at the target surface that are associated with the transmission of the selected
portions through said mask.

US Pat. No. 9,723,765

PERIMETER VENTILATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
an electronic display;
a housing and front panel which surround the electronic display;
an ingestion gap for ingesting open loop fluid positioned along a vertical and a horizontal portion of a perimeter of the
front panel;

an exhaustion gap for exhausting open loop fluid positioned along a vertical and a horizontal portion of a perimeter of the
front panel;

a channel positioned behind the electronic display;
a first gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the ingestion gap to the channel;
a second gaseous pathway for open loop fluid to travel from the channel to the exhaustion gap;
a fan positioned to cause the flow of the open loop fluid;
a buffer zone positioned between the ingestion gap and the exhaustion gap; and
a central septum placed within the buffer zone.

US Pat. No. 9,723,767

NETWORK DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION MODULE

OMRON CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A network device provided on a communication network and transmitting a signal via a communication cable, comprising: a
circuit board configured to transmit a signal and having a ground pattern; at least one connector provided on the circuit
board, the at least one connector being configured to transmit and receive data from a cable; at least one transformer module
provided on a signal transmission path of the circuit board, the at least one transformer module having a plurality of ring-shaped
cores provided therein, wherein a first pair of the ring-shaped cores have central radial axes perpendicular to a top surface
of the circuit board and wherein a second pair of the ring-shaped cores have central radial axes parallel to a top surface
of the circuit board; a shield member having a shape conforming to an outer profile of the at least one transformer module
to prevent noise, which is generated due to noise current, from entering the at least one transformer module, the shield member
being spaced apart from the at least one connector, wherein the shield member covers at least a part of a surface of the at
least one transformer module, wherein substantially an entire region of the circuit board, which is outside of an area of
the circuit board on which the at least one transformer module is mounted, is uncovered by the shield member, wherein the
part of the surface of the at least one transformer module intersects concentric circles, and wherein the concentric circles
represent a magnetic field generated by the noise current and have a central axis extending along a direction in which the
noise current flows; and wherein the circuit board includes a line pattern that passes the noise current entering the network
device, wherein the line pattern is connected to the at least one connector and connected to the ground pattern of the circuit
board, wherein the line pattern is positioned entirely outside of the shield member, and wherein the line pattern that passes
the noise current extends in a direction of a side of the shield member that covers a side of the transformer module that
is located opposite to the line pattern so as to shield the side of the transformer module from the line pattern, wherein
the central radial axes of at least one of the first pair and the second pair of the ring-shaped cores are oriented perpendicular
to the central axis of the concentric circles.

US Pat. No. 9,723,729

PRINTED WIRING BOARD

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

1. A printed wiring board, comprising:
a substrate;
a first conductor layer formed on a first surface of the substrate;
a second conductor layer formed on a second surface of the substrate;
a through-hole conductor penetrating through the substrate such that the through-hole conductor is connecting the first conductor
layer and the second conductor layer;

a build-up layer formed on the second surface of the substrate and comprising a plurality of conductor layers, a plurality
of insulating layers, and a plurality of via conductors connecting the conductor layers through the insulating layers; and

a first insulating layer formed on the first surface the substrate such that the first insulating layer is covering the first
conductor layer on the substrate,

wherein the substrate has a cavity penetrating through the first insulating layer and the substrate such that the cavity is
exposing a mounting area portion of the build-up layer on the second surface of the substrate, the build-up layer is formed
such that the plurality of via conductors includes a plurality of mounting via conductors positioned in the mounting area
portion and having a plurality of bottom portions exposed in the cavity, and the plurality of mounting via conductor is formed
such that each of the bottom portions of the mounting via conductors is recessed relative to a surface of a lowermost insulating
layer in the build-up layer at a bottom of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,723,728

WIRING BOARD WITH BUILT-IN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki ...

1. A wiring board with a built-in electronic component, comprising:
a substrate having a cavity;
an electronic component accommodated in the cavity of the substrate;
a conductive layer formed on the substrate such that the conductive layer is extending over the electronic component in the
cavity of the substrate; and

a solder-resist layer formed on the conductive layer and having a plurality of first opening portions and a plurality of second
opening portions such that the plurality of first opening portions is forming a plurality of first conductive pads comprising
the conductive layer exposed by the plurality of first opening portions and that the plurality of second opening portions
is forming a plurality of second conductive pads comprising the conductive layer exposed by the plurality of second opening
portions,

wherein the plurality of second conductive pads is formed such that the plurality of second conductive pads comprises a plurality
of portions of the conductive layer formed directly over the electronic component, respectively, and connected to the electronic
component, the plurality of first conductive pads is formed such that the plurality of first conductive pads comprises a plurality
of portions of the conductive layer formed on an outer side with respect to the electronic component, respectively, each of
the second opening portions has an opening diameter which is formed smaller than an opening diameter of each of the first
opening portions, each of the first opening portions has the opening diameter which is formed in a range of from 40 ?m to
80 ?m, and each of the second opening portions has the opening diameter which is formed in a range of from 20 ?m to 30 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,723,705

CONTROLLING INTENSITY OF A PARTICLE BEAM

Mevion Medical Systems, I...

1. A synchrocyclotron comprising:
a particle source to provide pulses of ionized plasma to a cavity;
a voltage source to provide a radio frequency (RF) voltage to the cavity to accelerate particles from the ionized plasma outwardly;
an extraction channel to receive a beam of particles from the cavity for output from the synchrocyclotron; and
a control system comprising one or more processing devices to control the particle source to provide pulse widths of the ionized
plasma in order to output the beam of particles at an intensity selected from different intensities;

wherein the particle source comprises cathodes to provide voltage to ionize hydrogen to produce the ionized plasma, the cathodes
being unheated by an external source.

US Pat. No. 9,723,618

THRESHOLD-BASED AND POWER-EFFICIENT SCHEDULING REQUEST PROCEDURE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A user equipment comprising:
a transmission buffer which, in operation, temporarily stores data to be transmitted in an uplink to a radio base station,
a memory which, in operation, stores a first trigger condition and a second trigger condition, the second trigger condition
being set by a network, the first trigger condition requiring a buffer status report (BSR) being triggered due to data becoming
available in the transmission buffer, the second trigger condition requiring a timer related to the data of the transmission
buffer being expired, wherein the timer is started when the first trigger condition is fulfilled and postpones triggering
of a scheduling request transmission until the timer is expired, but the timer is not started when the first trigger condition
is fulfilled for a logical channel that is not configured,

a processor which, in operation, determines whether the first trigger condition is fulfilled, and determines whether the second
trigger condition is fulfilled when the first trigger condition is fulfilled, and

a transmitter which, in operation, triggers a scheduling request transmission to the radio base station for requesting uplink
resources when the processor determines that the first and second trigger conditions are fulfilled.

US Pat. No. 9,717,683

LOW-TEMPERATURE INHALATION ADMINISTRATION OF CANNABINOID ENTITIES

EP PHARMA, LLC, Fall Riv...

1. A formulation comprising:
a cannabinoid material comprising at least one cannabinoid active agent, said cannabinoid material being an extract of a cannabinoid
containing plant material;

a hydrofluoroalkane (HFA) propellant;
and a co-solvent for said cannabinoid active agent which consists of ethanol;
said HFA propellant being present in an amount of from 50% by weight to 99.99% by weight based on the entire formulation;
said co-solvent, being present in an amount of up to 21.05% by weight based on the entire formulation; and
said cannabinoid material being present, in an amount based on the total of the two most predominantly present cannabinoid
active agents of 0.01 mg/100 ul to 13.3 mg/100 ul of total formulation;

wherein said extract contains from 1 up to 5 major cannabinoid pairs, each major cannabinoid pair consisting of the Acid and
non-Acid forms thereof wherein to be considered a major cannabinoid pair, the cannabinoid pair must be at least 20% of the
total cannabinoid content of the formulation, said major cannabinoid pairs being present collectively in an amount greater
than 80% of the cannabinoids present in said extract, wherein each of said major cannabinoid pairs is present substantially
in the acid form thereof;

and
wherein said extract is obtained in the absence of applying heat at all or in the absence of applying heat greater than 50°
C.

US Pat. No. 9,723,719

FLEXIBLE INTERCONNECT STRUCTURE FOR A SENSOR ASSEMBLY

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A method, comprising:
configuring a first sensor structure configured to measure a first pressure;
configuring a second sensor structure configured to measure a second pressure;
configuring a main connector to interface with an external component;
assembling a flexible interconnect structure, the assembling comprising:
electrically coupling a first rigid section with the first sensor structure;
electrically coupling a first flexible section with the first rigid section, the first flexible section having a frontend;
electrically coupling a second rigid section with the second sensor structure, the second rigid section having a frontend
in electrical communication with a backend of the first flexible section;

electrically coupling a frontend of a second flexible section with a backend of the second rigid section;
electrically coupling a third rigid section with the main connector, the third rigid section having a frontend in electrical
communication with a backend of the second flexible section, wherein the third rigid section is configured to receive signals
from the first sensor structure and the second sensor structure;

installing, in a housing, the flexible interconnect structure; and
connecting the flexible interconnect structure to the first sensor structure, the second sensor structure, and the main connector;
wherein each of the first rigid section, the second rigid section, and the third rigid section is an independently rigid printed
circuit board (PCB) integrated with the flexible interconnect structure and wherein each of the first sensor structure and
the second sensor structure comprises: a header; a sensor element; and one or more header pins coupled to the header and electrically
coupled to the sensor element.

US Pat. No. 9,718,883

ANTIBODIES TO M-CSF

Amgen Fremont Inc., Thou...

1. A monoclonal antibody that specifically binds macrophage-colony stimulating factor (M-CSF), wherein the heavy chain amino
acid sequence of the monoclonal antibody is SEQ ID NO: 18 without the signal sequence, and the light chain amino acid sequence
of the monoclonal antibody is SEQ ID NO: 20 without the signal sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,723,761

DATA CENTRE

BRIPCO BVBA, Antwerp (BE...

1. A data centre building comprising:
a floor;
racks of items of electronic equipment accommodated in a plurality of rack storage areas, the data centre building being arranged
to cool the items of electronic equipment when the data centre is in use;

a plurality of cold aisles interleaved between a multiplicity of hot aisles, adjacent hot and cold aisles being separated
by at least one rack storage area;

an access corridor, wherein the access corridor together with the cold aisles provides personnel access to the plurality of
rack storage areas;

a humidity-based cooling unit;
one or more controllable air circulation devices, comprising one or more fans, upstream of the racks of items of electronic
equipment arranged to transport air to the cold aisles and thus to the racks of items of electronic equipment, via the humidity-based
cooling unit, 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, the air being transported above the floor via the access corridor to the plurality
of cold aisles; and

an exhaust for exhausting air removed from the racks of items of electronic equipment from the data centre building;wherein the air circulation devices, humidity-based cooling unit and access corridor are sized and structured to transport
sufficiently large volumes of air per second above the floor to the racks of items of electronic equipment and to remove from
the racks of items of electronic equipment at a rate high enough to cool the items of electronic equipment when the data centre
is in use.

US Pat. No. 9,722,667

PROXIMITY SENSING USING EHF SIGNALS

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A communication system comprising:
a first amplifier configured to receive a radio frequency input signal and generate a first amplified output signal having
an extremely high frequency (EHF) component;

a transducer having a first terminal and a second terminal operatively coupled to receive the first amplified output signal
from the first amplifier, the transducer configured to transform the first amplified output signal to an electromagnetic signal
operating in the EHF band of the electromagnetic frequency spectrum; and

a proximity-sensing circuit, comprising:
a reference circuit comprising a second amplifier coupled to receive the radio frequency input signal and generate a second
amplified output signal having an EHF component, and an impedance component coupled to receive the second amplified output
signal, and

a detection circuit configured to:
detect a reference amplitude voltage between a first terminal and a second terminal of the impedance component,
detect an amplitude of a composite signal voltage across the first terminal and the second terminal of the transducer,
compare the detected reference amplitude voltage and the detected amplitude of the composite signal voltage, and
generate an indication of proximity of the communication system to an object based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,723,757

PERFORATED PANEL CONNECTION

International Business Ma...

1. A server enclosure comprising:
a plurality of sides forming an interior of the server enclosure, wherein the interior of the server enclosure is configured
to hold one or more servers therein;

wherein at least one side of the server enclosure comprises a plurality of panels, wherein each panel comprises a polymeric
material, wherein each panel comprises a face having perpendicular portions at each edge of a perimeter of the face and being
perpendicular to the face, wherein the face is perforated and at least one of the perpendicular portions is not perforated,
wherein each face of each panel comprises a triangular geometry;

wherein a plurality of connectors adjoin the plurality of panels to each other, wherein each connector comprises a composite
material, wherein each connector comprises a channel formed by a first portion parallel to a second portion and connected
by a third portion separating the first portion and the second portion, wherein the third portion comprises a variable thickness,
wherein the channel of each connector is respectively fitted over at least two respective and abutted ones of the perpendicular
portions of at least two of the plurality of panels, wherein each third portion of each connector comprises a plurality of
apertures defining voids through the variable thickness of the third portion; and

wherein a plurality of connections respectively affix each connector to the plurality of panels, wherein each connection is
respectively coincident to respective ones of said plurality of apertures, wherein each connection comprises a volume of polychloroprene.

US Pat. No. 9,723,764

STACK UNIT

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A stack unit comprising:
a plurality of power cards, each of the plurality of power cards housing a semiconductor element;
a plurality of coolers stacked with the plurality of power cards, each of the plurality of coolers being in contact with a
corresponding one of the plurality of power cards; and

an outer frame binding a stack of the power cards and the coolers, the outer frame pressurizing the stack in a stacking direction
along which the power cards and the coolers are stacked, the outer frame includes an upper side edge and a lower side edge,
and ribs extend outwardly from the upper side edge and the lower side edge;

wherein each of the plurality of coolers comprises:
a main body including a flow channel of coolant inside the main body, and an opening provided at a position facing the corresponding
power card, the opening communicating with the flow channel, the main body includes projections provided on a side surface
of the main body being in contact with the outer frame, the projections restrict a position of the outer frame along an up-and-down
direction, an inner surface of the projections contacts an outer surface of the ribs; and

a metal plate having one surface closing the opening, and the other surface being in contact with the corresponding power
card, and

a seal between each of the openings and the corresponding metal plate is secured by pressure applied from the outer frame.

US Pat. No. 9,723,759

COOLING SERVERS IN A DATA CENTER USING FANS EXTERNAL TO SERVERS

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A data center system comprising:
a partition arranged between a cold aisle on a first side of the partition and a hot aisle on a second side of the partition;
a plurality of servers arranged in the partition so that each server has an input opening positioned on the first side of
the partition in communication with the cold aisle and an output opening on the second side of the partition in communication
with the hot aisle, wherein the partition is arranged so that an airflow path of least resistance from the cold aisle to the
hot aisle is through the servers, wherein one or more of the plurality of servers further includes a fan internal to the server
and an internal fan control system, the internal fan configured to remain off until the internal fan control system identifies
an air pressure difference between the input opening and the output opening exceeding a threshold difference;

an air supply unit, located external to the plurality of servers, configured to pressurize the cold aisle relative to the
hot aisle, so that air flows from the cold aisle to the hot aisle through the servers.

US Pat. No. 9,723,690

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING INDOOR BRIGHTNESS AND SMART HOME CONTROL SYSTEM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A method for adjusting indoor brightness, comprising:
detecting a display device to obtain brightness of the display device;
calculating indoor brightness based on the brightness of the display device; and
adjusting brightness of an indoor lighting device based on the calculated indoor brightness.

US Pat. No. 9,719,411

POWERPLANT AND RELATED CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

AeroVironment, Inc., Sim...

1. A powerplant, comprising:
an engine configured to react a first reactant with a gaseous stream of second reactant to produce energy and an exhaust stream,
wherein the gaseous stream of second reactant is provided to the engine at a flow rate;

a compressor configured to pressurize the gaseous stream of second reactant supplied to the engine;
a turbine, wherein the compressor is driven in rotation by a driving force from the turbine, and wherein the turbine is propelled
by the exhaust stream; and

an electrical generator configured to be driven by energy extracted from the exhaust stream.

US Pat. No. 9,723,662

POWER SOURCE MODULE FOR LED LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A power source module for an LED lamp, comprising:
a filament-simulating circuit electrically connected to a first bi-pin terminal and a second bi-pin terminal of the LED lamp,
each of the first bi-pin terminal and the second bi-pin terminal configured to allow a current to flow from one pin to the
other pin via the filament-simulating circuit during a pre-heat process executed by a ballast;

a current limiting circuit electrically connected to the filament-simulating circuit and configured to limit a current from
the filament-simulating circuit;

a first rectifier electrically connected to the current limiting circuit and configured to rectify the current from the current
limiting circuit; and

a filter electrically connected between the first rectifier and at least one LED of the LED lamp and configured to smooth
the current from the first rectifier.

US Pat. No. 9,718,965

ZINC-MAGNESIUM ANTICORROSION PIGMENTS, ANTICORROSION PAINT, AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION OF SAID ANTICORROSION PIGMENTS

ECKART GMBH, Hartenstein...

1. A platelet-shaped zinc-magnesium pigment, comprising 40.8 to 67.8 mol % of zinc, 32.2 to 59.2 mol % of magnesium and 0
to 7 mol % of at least one metal selected from the group consisting of Mn, Li, Be, Y, Sn, Al, Ti, Fe, Cu and mixtures thereof,
based upon the total molar amount of Zn, Mg, Mn, Be, Y, Li, Sn, Al, Ti, Fe and Cu, wherein the molar percentages add up to
100 mol %, and the median thickness h50 of the pigments is less than 1 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,723,768

MULTICORE SHIELDED CABLE AND BRANCHING METHOD THEREFOR

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A multicore shielded cable, comprising:
a first core wire group composed of a plurality of assembled core wires;
a first binding tape wound around an outer circumference of the first core wire group;
a first braided shield provided around an outer circumference of the first binding tape;
a second binding tape wound around an outer circumference of the first braided shield;
a second core wire group composed of a plurality of core wires arranged around an outer circumference of the second binding
tape;

a third binding tape wound around an outer circumference of the second core wire group;
a second braided shield provided around an outer circumference of the third binding tape; and
a jacket provided around an outer circumference of the second braided shield,
wherein one end of the first core wire group is drawn through a mesh of the second braided shield to the outside such that
the multicore shielded cable is branched into a first path including the first core wire group and a second path including
the second core wire group.

US Pat. No. 9,723,695

POWER LINE COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING DOWNSTREAM CURRENT MODULATION

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A lighting control system for controlling a plurality of lighting devices via a mains power transmission network, wherein
each of the plurality of lighting devices is disposed within a respective one of a plurality of defined areas and associated
with one or more occupancy sensors configured to determine an occupancy status for the respective defined area, the lighting
control system comprising:
a primary controller configured to be electrically coupled to each of the plurality of lighting devices via the mains power
transmission network; and

the primary controller is configured to identify a predetermined pattern of a current adjustment and to generate and send
corresponding control signals for each of the plurality of lighting devices via the mains power transmission network, and
generate control signals directing each of the plurality of lighting devices to illuminate upon identifying a change from
a first occupancy status to a second occupancy status,

wherein the primary controller is further configured to activate a timer having a defined duration upon identifying the change
from the first occupancy status to the second occupancy status,

wherein at least one of the plurality of lighting devices includes local control circuitry configured to determine a local
condition of continued occupancy for the respective defined area prior to lapsing of the defined timer duration, and adjust
an operating current to a respective light source according to a corresponding predetermined pattern,

wherein the primary controller is configured to generate control signals directing each of the plurality of lighting devices
to maintain illumination of the respective light sources upon identifying said predetermined pattern via the mains power transmission
network.

US Pat. No. 9,723,747

EQUIPMENT MODULE SUPPORT BRACKETS, RACK-MOUNTED EQUIPMENT SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS

VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. An equipment module support bracket for supporting an equipment module stored in a rack-mounted equipment cabinet, the
equipment module support bracket comprising:
a longitudinally extending top face configured to be positioned adjacent to a bottom surface of the equipment module to prevent
the equipment module from sagging; and

at least one aperture disposed on opposite ends of a rear facing longitudinal edge of the longitudinally extending top face
for mounting the equipment module support bracket to the rack-mounted equipment cabinet;

wherein the equipment module support bracket comprises a height of less than one (1) rack unit (RU) when mounted in the rack-mounted
equipment cabinet.

US Pat. No. 9,718,542

BLADE ATTACHMENT FOR A BEARINGLESS ROTOR OF A HELICOPTER

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A blade attachment for a bearingless rotor of a helicopter, comprising:
an airfoil blade having a tip end and a root end forming opposite ends thereof and having a pitch axis from the tip end to
the root end;

a flexbeam including a flexbeam body and a fork-shaped flexbeam head at an end of the flexbeam body, the flexbeam body being
flexible;

a control cuff enclosing and extending along at least a predominant portion of the flexbeam;
a separable junction arrangement between the flexbeam head, the control cuff and the root end of the airfoil blade, wherein
the junction arrangement is mechanical between the flexbeam head, the control cuff and the root end of the airfoil blade with
removable fasteners respectively removably connecting the root end of the airfoil blade and the control cuff with the flexbeam
head, the removable fasteners comprising a main bolt and a supporting bolt both arranged lying perpendicular to the lead-lag
pivoting plane of the airfoil blade and being asymmetric with regard to the pitch axis of the airfoil blade;

the airfoil blade having a leading edge and a rear edge, and the control cuff having a C-shaped profile in a plane perpendicular
to the pitch axis of the airfoil blade, the C-shaped profile enclosing the airfoil blade, the C-shaped profile having a closed
portion at the leading edge of the airfoil blade and a pair of rear portions towards the rear edge of the airfoil blade, the
main bolt and the supporting bolt of the removable fasteners passing through the pair of rear portions of the control cuff.

US Pat. No. 9,720,626

CLUSTER CONFIGURATION INFORMATION REPLICATION

NETAPP INC., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A computing device, comprising:
a memory containing machine readable medium comprising machine executable code having stored thereon instructions for performing
a method; and

a processor coupled to the memory, the processor configured to execute the machine executable code to cause the processor
to:

evaluate a cluster configuration schema defining a first storage object, of a first storage cluster, that is to be actively
monitored for change resulting from a first storage operation;

determine that the first storage operation was implemented for the first storage object;
generate a replication workflow for the first storage object based upon a change to the first storage object by the first
storage operation, the replication workflow comprising the first storage operation;

identify a characteristic, within the first storage operation, specific to the first storage cluster;
modify the characteristic into a modified characteristic specific to a second storage cluster;
modify the replication workflow based upon the modified characteristic to create a transformed replication workflow; and
transfer the transformed replication workflow to the second storage cluster for selective implementation of the replication
workflow.

US Pat. No. 9,723,714

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT DEVICE HAVING A PROTECTIVE BACKING FOR LOW-VELOCITY IMPACTS AND HIGH-VELOCITY IMPACTS

Flexterra, Inc., Skokie,...

1. An electronic circuit device, comprising:
a circuit stack including at least one layer of electrical circuits carried by a support substrate and disposed on a front
side of the support substrate; and

a protective backing carried by the support substrate and disposed on a back side of the support substrate, wherein the protective
backing further comprises:

a first layer formed of a first elastic material; and
a second layer formed of an elastomeric material,
wherein the first material has a higher elasticity than the second material,
wherein the second material has a higher viscoelasticity than the first material, and
wherein the first layer protects the electrical circuits from low velocity impacts, the second viscoelastic layer protects
the electrical circuits from high velocity impacts, and the second layer does not add substantial stiffness to the overall
circuit stack when flexed relatively slowly under normal use.

US Pat. No. 9,723,711

METHOD FOR FABRICATING A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE AND A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method for fabricating a flexible electronic structure, said method comprising:
applying a first layer to a portion of a substrate;
removing selected portions of the first layer to provide a plurality of vias, wherein a portion of the vias extend substantially
to a surface of the substrate;

disposing a second polymer layer, such that portions of the second polymer layer conform to a dimension of at least one of
the plurality of vias and forms a plurality of anchors that contact at least a portion of the substrate, wherein the second
polymer layer is more resistant to a selective etchant than the first layer;

disposing at least one electronic device layer above a portion of the first layer and/or the second polymer layer;
applying an adhesive layer to a portion of the second polymer layer prior to disposing the at least one electronic device
layer;

forming at least one trench through the second polymer layer and the at least one electronic device layer to expose at least
a portion of the first layer;

exposing at least a portion of the first layer to the selective etchant through the at least one trench; and
removing, by the selective etchant, portions of the first layer, thereby providing the flexible electronic structure, wherein
at least one anchor of the plurality of anchors remains in contact with at least a portion of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,723,677

AIRCRAFT LANDING LIGHT UNIT, EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT LANDING LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft landing light unit, comprising:
a plurality of LEDs,
an optical system associated with the plurality of LEDs for shaping a light output of the aircraft landing light unit for
illuminating an aircraft environment,

a control unit for controlling the plurality of LEDs, and
a photo detector arranged for detecting light, emitted by the plurality of LEDs, output via the optical system and reflected
by atmospheric haze, such as clouds, fog, rain and snow,

wherein the control unit is coupled to the photo detector and is configured to control the plurality of LEDs on the basis
of the light detected by the photo detector, thereby adjusting the light output of the aircraft landing light unit to the
atmospheric haze.

US Pat. No. 9,723,731

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicular electronic device comprising:
a semiconductor package having a plurality of power supply terminals and a signal terminal, wherein a power supply input function
is assigned to each of the plural power supply terminals, and at least one of a signal input function and a signal output
function is assigned to the signal terminal; and

a multilayer wiring board having a first electrode pad through which each of the power supply terminals of the semiconductor
package is mounted on and soldered to a mounting surface of the multilayer wiring board, and a second electrode pad through
which the signal terminal is mounted on and soldered to the mounting surface, wherein

the multilayer wiring board has a first wiring pattern in a layer above the mounting surface of the multilayer wiring board
on which the first electrode pad is disposed, the first wiring pattern connecting to the first electrode pad, and a solder
resist being disposed on the mounting surface of the multilayer wiring board,

the second electrode pad has a second wiring pattern in a layer different from the layer above the mounting surface, the second
electrode pad being disposed in an opening of the solder resist and apart from the solder resist, and

the signal terminal of the semiconductor package is soldered to the second electrode pad of the multilayer wiring board so
that a solder ball of the signal terminal covers and is in contact with an entire upper surface and an upper end of a side
surface of the second electrode pad, and so that the solder ball of the signal terminal does not cover the solder resist disposed
on the mounting surface of the multilayer wiring board.

US Pat. No. 9,723,573

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A CODING RATE

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A transmitting apparatus for transmitting data and control information in a single carrier system, the apparatus comprising:
a processor configured:
to determine a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) based on information for determining the MCS, the information for determining
the MCS being received from a base station;

to calculate a coding rate based on the information for determining the MCS and offset information received from the base
station, the coding rate being calculated according to arranged information that defines a relationship among a coding rate
portion of the MCS, the offset information, and the coding rate, wherein a value of the offset information is used to adjust
the coding rate portion of the MCS; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the data using the MCS and control information using the coding rate.

US Pat. No. 9,720,850

SPECULATIVE QUERYING THE MAIN MEMORY OF A MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM

BULL SAS, Les Clayes Sou...

1. A method of accessing data in a multiprocessor system, wherein the multiprocessor system comprises a plurality of processors,
with each processor being associated with a respective cache memory, a cache memory management module, a main memory and a
main memory management module, the method comprising:
receiving, by the cache memory management module, an initial request for access to data by a processor;
first transmitting, by the cache memory management module, at least a first request with respect to the data to at least one
cache memory;

second transmitting in parallel to the first transmitting, by the cache memory management module, at least a second request
with respect to the data to the main memory management module;

after the second transmitting in parallel, checking, by the main memory management module, whether to initiate querying of
the main memory or not; and

querying or not, by the main memory management module, of the main memory in accordance with the checking.

US Pat. No. 9,723,748

ELECTRONIC MODULE WITH REMOVABLE FAN ASSEMBLY

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. A fan assembly for an electronics module, the fan assembly comprising:
a fan housing at least partially enclosing a fan;
a first bracket assembly disposed on a first end of the fan housing, the first bracket comprising a handle,
wherein the handle is movable between an unlatched position facilitating manual grasping of the handle and a latched position
facilitating an air flow through the fan assembly;

a second bracket disposed on a second end of the fan housing,
wherein the second bracket comprises an electrical connector support for supporting an electrical connector of the fan that
provides controlled power to the fan for predetermined temperature conditions, and

vibration dampers for connecting the first bracket and the second bracket to the fan housing.

US Pat. No. 9,723,691

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR AUTO-CALIBRATING LIGHT DIMMERS

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A method of automatically calibrating a lighting controller for controlling light assembly, said light assembly having
a ballast and a dimmable light, comprising the steps of:
providing an automated lighting controller comprising:
a dimmer controller having a dimmer setting;
a current measurement module for measuring current applied to the ballast of the light assembly;
a microprocessor operably connected between the dimmer controller and the current measurement module;
a memory operably connected to the microprocessor; and
an algorithm stored in the memory to enable the microprocessor to calibrate the dimmer controller;
selecting a light assembly to be exercised by the application of varying voltage and measuring current drawn by the light
assemblies;

setting the dimmer setting to 0% for the selected light assembly;
measuring the current drawn by the selected light assembly;
recording the current drawn as a ballast current minimum;
increasing the dimmer setting by a selected amount;
measuring the current drawn by the selected light assembly and determining if the measured current is greater than the ballast
current minimum;

if the measured current is within a tolerance value of the ballast current minimum, recording the dimmer setting as a dimmer
minimum and the returning to the step of increasing the dimmer setting by a selected amount;

if the measured current increases beyond the tolerance value of the current, recording the dimmer minimum as the final dimmer
minimum and the current minimum as the final current minimum;

recording the measured current as a ballast current maximum and the dimmer setting as ballast dimmer maximum;
increasing the dimmer setting by the selected amount;
measuring the current drawn by the selected light assembly and determining if the measured current is greater than the ballast
current maximum;

if the measured current increases beyond a tolerance value of the ballast current maximum, recording the dimmer setting as
a ballast dimmer maximum and the measured current as the ballast current maximum and then returning to the step of increasing
the dimmer setting by the selected amount;

if the measured current is within the tolerance value of the current maximum, recording the ballast dimmer maximum as the
final dimmer maximum and the ballast current minimum as the final current maximum; and

controlling the dimming of the selected light assembly using the final dimmer minimum, the final current minimum, the final
dimmer maximum and the final current maximum.

US Pat. No. 9,721,703

WILDLIFE GUARD APPARATUS, MODULAR SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING THE SAME

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A wildlife guard apparatus for an electrical insulator body, the wildlife guard apparatus comprising:
a plurality of guard assemblies, each of the guard assemblies including a guard member and a base wall member secured to the
guard member of said each of the guard assemblies;

wherein the plurality of guard assemblies is configured or configurable to form an enclosure defining a chamber, wherein in
the enclosure configuration the plurality of guard assemblies defines an end opening communicating with the chamber and the
base wall members extend across the end opening to close at least a portion thereof and define a base opening and a surrounding
seat;

wherein the enclosure is configured to receive the insulator body such that the insulator body includes a first portion and
a second portion, the first portion extending through the end opening, adjacent the base wall members and through the base
opening, and the second portion being disposed in the chamber; and

wherein the guard members are formed of a first material and the base wall members are formed of a second material that is
softer than the first material.

US Pat. No. 9,723,738

ENCLOSURE FOR ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

FIBOX OY AB, Espoo (FI)

1. An enclosure for electrical installations, the enclosure comprising:
a rectangular bottom part;
a cover to be placed on the bottom part and hinged to the bottom part by a plurality of hinges, wherein each hinge comprises
a fastening element for detachably fastening the hinge to the bottom part;

the bottom part comprising a bottom and side walls extending upward from the bottom and opposite first and second top edges
as well as opposite third and fourth top edges associated with the side walls;

the first top edge having at least one first fastener of a plurality of fasteners comprising a first recess and a platform
abutting the first recess for receiving a first hinge of said plurality of hinges of the enclosure in a form-locked manner
such that a protruding part of the first hinge settles into said first recess and a recess of the first hinge settles against
the first platform, and the first fastener also comprises a first bore for receiving the fastening element of the first hinge
for the purpose of detachably fastening the first hinge to the first fastener,

the second top edge having at least one second fastener of the plurality of fasteners comprising a second recess and a platform
abutting the second recess, which is formed to permit the receipt of a second hinge of said plurality of hinges in a form-locked
manner such that the protruding part of the second hinge settles into the second recess and the recess of the second hinge
settles against a second platform, and the second fastener also comprises a second bore that is formed to permit the receipt
of the fastening element of the second hinge for removably fastening the second hinge to the second fastener,

the first fastener and the second fastener being arranged on respective top edges of the enclosure diametrically opposite
each other in such a manner that an imaginary direct line passing through a center point of the bottom of the bottom part
of the enclosure and perpendicular to a plane defined by the bottom of the bottom part of the enclosure intersects an imaginary
direct line that extends from the first fastener to the second fastener, wherein

the first platform forming a first cavity in a first inner wall of the bottom part of the enclosure to open toward an interior
of the bottom part,

the second platform forming a second cavity in a second inner wall of the bottom part of the enclosure to open toward the
interior of the bottom part, and

the cover of the enclosure comprising at least one lock for locking the cover to the bottom part of the enclosure, the lock
comprising a turnable latch arranged optionally to move to a first position, where it is in the first cavity or in the second
cavity, for locking the cover to the bottom part of the enclosure, or to a second position, where it is outside said first
cavity or said second cavity in the interior of the bottom part of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,717,834

BLOOD TREATMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A dialysis system, comprising:
a chamber including a membrane that is movable in the chamber and that fluidically separates a first portion of the chamber
from a second portion of the chamber, the chamber including a first inlet to the first portion and a second inlet to the second
portion, wherein the chamber is arranged so that a first fluid received into the first portion of the chamber displaces a
second fluid in the second portion, and a second fluid received into the second portion of the chamber displaces a first fluid
in the first portion; and

a blood leak sensor positioned to detect a characteristic of fluid in the chamber and arranged to generate a signal for detecting
blood in the first fluid when the first fluid is present in the first portion of the chamber, and to generate a signal for
detecting an absence of blood in the second fluid when the second fluid present in the second portion of the chamber,

wherein the blood leak sensor includes a light emitter arranged to emit light into the chamber, and a light detector arranged
to detect light emitted by the light emitter, and the light detector and light emitter are arranged such that a straight line
path from the light emitter to the light detector passes through the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,723,659

THERMOELECTRICALLY POWERED PORTABLE LIGHT SOURCE

MAKOTRONICS ENTERPRISES I...

1. A portable, thermoelectrically powered device, the device comprising: a body defining an interior extending between an
at least one first aperture at a distal end, and an at least one second aperture at a proximal end, the at least one first
aperture and the at least one second aperture in communication with an ambient environment; a thermoelectric generator located
on and extending inward through a portion of the body to the interior; a heat sink housed in the interior and in contact with
an inner surface of the thermoelectric generator, the heat sink defining an internal first cooling channel extending between
and continuous with the at least one first aperture and the at least one second aperture, the body and the heat sink defining
a second cooling channel there-between, the second cooling channel extending between and continuous with the at least one
first aperture and the at least one second aperture;
and circuitry in electrical communication with the thermoelectric generator, the circuitry comprising a transistor oscillator,
a step-up transformer and a decoupling capacitor, the circuitry in electrical communication with a power sink, such that in
use, a temperature gradient across the thermoelectric generator is sufficient to result in generation of at least 25 microwatts
of power.

US Pat. No. 9,719,684

GAS TURBINE ENGINE VARIABLE POROSITY COMBUSTOR LINER

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A gas turbine engine combustor liner comprising:
a hot side wall and a cold side wall configured for installation in a gas turbine engine to separate a combustion chamber
from a cooling air source, the hot side wall and the cold side wall each comprising metal alloy sheet material;

the hot side wall having a plurality of hot side holes projecting through its thickness for fluid communication with the combustion
chamber;

the cold side wall having a plurality of cold side holes projecting through its thickness for fluid communication with the
cooling air source and including a plurality of pedestals that connect to the hot side wall such that a plurality of fluid
flow passages are defined between the hot side wall and cold side wall and between the pedestals;

the cold side holes being in fluid communication with the hot side holes via the fluid flow passages so as to create a cooling
flow path from the cooling air source to the combustion chamber; and

first and second arrangements of a plurality of the hot side holes, the cold side holes, and the fluid flow passages defining
respective first and second porous regions in the combustor liner having respective first and second porosities;

wherein at least one of 1) the plurality of hot side holes or 2) the plurality of cold side holes include holes of a first
diameter and of a second diameter that is different from the first diameter; and

wherein the first arrangement that defines the first porous region has the hot side holes of the first diameter, and the second
arrangement that defines the second porous region has the hot side holes of the second diameter that is different than the
first diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,723,330

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SPARSITY-BASED DE-ARTIFACT FILTERING FOR VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
an encoder encoding at least a portion of an image using de-artifact filtering, said encoder comprising a de-artifacting filter
that performs the de-artifact filtering by grouping regions within the portion based on dimensions and characteristics of
the region or portion, transforming the grouped regions, adaptively performing the de-artifact filtering on the transformed
regions, inverse transforming the de-artifacted regions to create replacement regions, and restoring the replacement regions
to positions with the image from which the regions were taken prior to the grouping, wherein multiple estimates of the same
pixel are obtained from overlapping regions and, for each pixel, adaptive sparsity-based filtering is used to fuse multiple
estimates from redundant representations of the overlapping regions, and wherein a type and a strength of the de-artifact
filtering is adaptively selected responsive to characteristics of at least one of quantization noise statistics, coding modes
and motion information, local coding conditions, and compression requirements.

US Pat. No. 9,723,076

SYNCHRONIZING AN APPLICATION ON A COMPANION DEVICE

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
accessing, by one or more processors, an app-sync indicator associated with an application among multiple applications configured
to run on a companion device, the app-sync indicator being associated with media content;

generating, by the one or more processors, a datastream that includes the media content and the app-sync indicator; and
communicating, by the one or more processors, the datastream to a media device configured to perform operations that comprise:
causing presentation of the media content on a display communicatively coupled to the media device;
detecting the companion device; and
providing a trigger to the companion device in response to identifying the appsync indicator in the datastream to cause the
companion device to run the application associated with the app-sync indicator.

US Pat. No. 9,722,154

FULL SPECTRUM SOLID STATE WHITE LIGHT SOURCE, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AND APPLICATIONS

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A method of manufacturing a down-conversion substrate for use in a light system, the method comprising:
forming a first crystallography layer comprising one or more phosphor materials and, optionally, applying at least one activator
to the crystallography layer;

heating the crystallography layer at a temperature to promote crystal growth in the crystallography layer; and
drawing out the crystallography layer and allowing the crystallography layer to cool to form the down-conversion substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,721,747

GRID, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND ION BEAM PROCESSING APPARATUS

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A plate-shaped grid provided with a hole, wherein
the grid is formed of a carbon-carbon composite including carbon fibers arranged in random directions along a planar direction
of the grid, and

the hole is formed in the grid so as to cut off the carbon fibers.

US Pat. No. 9,723,701

LIGHT STRING

DONGGUAN FAYEUNG LIGHTING...

1. A light string, comprising: a plurality of lights, the lights being electrically connected in series and to be powered
by an AC power supply; and a plurality of non-polarity capacitors corresponding to the lights, wherein each of the non-polarity
capacitors is connected in parallel to a corresponding one of the lights, wherein a rated voltage of each of the non-polarity
capacitor is within a range from about 2V to about 100V, and a capacitance of each of the non-polarity capacitor is within
a range from 2 ?F to 250 ?F.

US Pat. No. 9,723,320

MOVING PICTURE PREDICTION METHOD, MOVING PICTURE CODING METHOD AND APPARATUS, AND MOVING PICTURE DECODING METHOD AND APPARATUS

GODO KAISHA IP BRIDGE 1, ...

1. A picture decoding apparatus which decodes, on a block basis, an encoded picture resulting from encoding of an input picture
on a block basis by a picture encoding apparatus,
wherein the picture encoding apparatus includes:
a first time information determination unit operable to determine time information of a current picture to be coded, a first
reference picture referred to by the current picture to be coded and a second reference picture referred to by the current
picture to be coded;

a first scaling parameter calculation unit operable to calculate a scaling parameter based on a temporal distance between
the first reference picture and the second reference picture;

a first weighting coefficient determination unit operable to determine two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter;
a first predictive pixel value generation unit operable to generate a predictive pixel value of the current picture to be
coded by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the
two weighting coefficients determined by said first weighting coefficient determination unit; and

a coding unit operable to code a difference value between the current picture and the predictive pixel value generated by
said first predictive pixel value generation unit,

wherein the picture decoding apparatus comprises:
a second time information determination unit operable to determine time information of a current picture to be decoded, a
first reference picture referred to by the current picture to be decoded and a second reference picture referred to by the
current picture to be decoded;

a second scaling parameter calculation unit operable to calculate a scaling parameter based on a temporal distance between
the first reference picture and the second reference picture;

a second weighting coefficient determination unit operable to determine two weighting coefficients based on the scaling parameter;
a second predictive pixel value generation unit operable to generate a predictive pixel value of the current picture to be
decoded by scaling a pixel value of the first reference picture and a pixel value of the second reference picture using the
two weighting coefficients determined by said second weighting coefficient determination unit; and

a decoding unit operable to decode the current picture to be decoded using the predictive pixel value generated by said second
predictive pixel value generation unit,

wherein the second weighting coefficient determination unit is further operable to:
(i) determine the two weighting coefficients to be a predetermined value of ½ in a case that a generation of the predictive
pixel value cannot be performed within a predetermined significant bit number by said second predictive pixel value generation
unit, and

(ii) determine the two weighting coefficients to be a value calculated using the scaling parameter in a case that the generation
of the predictive pixel value can be performed within the predetermined significant bit number by said second predictive pixel
value generation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,717,731

TEC FAMILY KINASE INHIBITOR ADJUVANT THERAPY

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A method of treating a subject having adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL) following treatment with a first anticancer
therapy, comprising
administering to the subject an effective amount of ibrutinib to treat the adult T-cell leukemia/lymphoma (ATLL), after the
discontinuation of the first anticancer therapy, and wherein the first anticancer therapy does not comprise administration
of ibrutinib.

US Pat. No. 9,722,366

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR INCORPORATING CIRCUIT ELEMENTS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector configured to electrically connect a first electrical device and a second electrical device, the
electrical connector comprising:
an insulative housing comprising at least one opening disposed therein;
a signal conductor comprising a first segment and a second segment that is spatially separated from the first segment to form
a gap therebetween, wherein a portion of the first signal conductor is disposed within the insulative housing, and wherein
the gap is accessible at the at least one opening;

a circuit element disposed in the at least one opening and electrically connected to the first and second segments to bridge
the gap;

a conducting connecting member electrically connecting the circuit element to at least one of a ground plate and a ground
conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,717,978

RIDER DETECTION SYSTEM

Future Motion, Inc., San...

7. An electric skateboard, comprising:
a foot deck having first and second deck portions each configured to support a rider's foot oriented generally perpendicular
to a longitudinal axis of the foot deck;

exactly one ground-contacting wheel disposed between and extending above the first and second deck portions and configured
to rotate about an axle to propel the electric skateboard;

at least one orientation sensor configured to measure an orientation of the foot deck;
a sensing region disposed in the first deck portion, the sensing region including two pressure-sensing transducers laterally
spaced from each other, such that a first of the two pressure-sensing transducers registers with a first portion of one foot
of the rider and a second of the two pressure-sensing transducers registers with a second portion of the one foot of the rider;
and

an electric motor configured to cause rotation of the ground-contacting wheel based on the orientation of the foot deck and
an output of the sensing region;

wherein the electric motor is configured to halt in response to activation of exactly zero of the two pressure-sensing transducers.
US Pat. No. 9,719,142

METASTASIS SPECIFIC SPLICE VARIANTS OF MENA AND USES THEREOF IN DIAGNOSIS, PROGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF TUMORS

Albert Einstein College o...

10. A kit comprising a pair of primers wherein the forward primer for the +++ isoform of Mena consists of SEQ ID NO: 7 and
the reverse primer consists of SEQ ID NO: 10, wherein the nucleic acid is labeled with a fluorescent label or a radiolabel
attached to the nucleic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,723,529

MULTIPLE NETWORK ACCESS SYSTEM AND METHOD

WI-LAN INC., Ottawa, Ont...

1. A method for receiving a multimedia broadcast service at a mobile device, the method comprising:
establishing a connection, by the mobile device, with a first network via a radio frequency (RF) modem on a first frequency
associated with the first network, wherein the connection includes a bidirectional logical link with the first network and
the mobile device is associated with a first base station;

receiving, by the mobile device, via the RF modem, information for a second network from the first network, wherein the second
network is a unidirectional network and the information includes time slice information associated with a broadcast event;

receiving, by the mobile device via the RF modem on the first frequency, the broadcast event from the second network at a
time indicated by the time slice information; and

receiving, by the mobile device, transmissions from the first network via the RF modem in non-broadcast event time intervals
based on the time slice information.

US Pat. No. 9,719,776

FEATURE AND DEPTH MEASUREMENT USING MULTIPLE BEAM SOURCES AND INTERFEROMETRY

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A system for processing a workpiece, the system comprising:
a wavelength beam combining (WBC) emitter for emitting a multi-wavelength output beam comprising optical radiation having
a plurality of wavelengths;

a movable surface reflective to all of the wavelengths in the multi-wavelength output beam;
a photodetector;
a beamsplitter for (i) diverting a portion of the multi-wavelength output beam to the movable reflective surface and (ii)
diverting a portion of a reflection of the multi-wavelength output beam from a surface of the workpiece to the photodetector,
the photodetector being aligned with the movable reflective surface to receive therefrom a reflection of the diverted portion
of the multi-wavelength output beam;

a database storing parameters relating process types and material compositions to output-beam properties; and
a controller, coupled to the WBC emitter device and the photodetector, for (i) computing a height or depth of a feature on
the surface of the workpiece based at least in part on a signal from photodetector and (ii) controlling a property of the
multi-wavelength output beam, in accordance with one or more parameters in the database, to process the surface of the workpiece
to thereby form a feature in or on the surface of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 9,718,560

EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING THE EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft comprising:
an exterior aircraft light unit for emitting light of a first wavelength and light of a second wavelength, different from
the first wavelength,

wherein the exterior aircraft light unit is mounted to an exterior of the aircraft, and
wherein the exterior aircraft light unit comprises:
an integrated optical structure, comprising:
a first light source configured to emit the light of the first wavelength and having a first principal light emission direction,
a second light source configured to emit the light of the second wavelength and having a second principal light emission direction,
the second light source being positioned adjacent to the first light source,

an optical element for shaping a light emission distribution of the integrated optical structure, wherein the optical element
is arranged with respect to the first light source and the second light source in such a way that it affects both the light
of the first wavelength and the light of the second wavelength, and

a mounting arm supporting the first light source and the second light source,
wherein the optical element is a substantially parabolic reflector, with the first and second light sources being directed
towards the substantially parabolic reflector and the first and second principal light emission directions being substantially
reversed by the substantially parabolic reflector and with one of the first principal light emission direction and the second
principal light emission direction running through the vertex of the parabolic reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,723,733

METRO CELL AGGREGATOR ENCLOSURE

Enginuity Communications ...

1. A telecommunications aggregator enclosure, comprising:
a housing;
a cover movably coupled to the housing and movable between an open position and a closed position;
a printed circuit board positioned in the housing; and
a door coupled to the housing and movable between an open position and a closed position, the door positioned between the
cover and the housing, the door releasably secured in the closed position to prevent access to at least a portion of the printed
circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,723,697

SYSTEM FOR ALTERNATING LIGHT-EMITTING OF DYNAMIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY

ALSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED,...

1. A system for alternating light-emitting of dynamic random access memory (DRAM), including:
a plurality of DRAMs, each DRAM including a processing unit and a light-emitting unit, the processing unit being able to trigger
the light-emitting unit to emit light in a preset mode, the light-emitting units defining a light-emitting module; and

a mobile electronic device, an application program being installed in the mobile electronic device, the application program
sending a signal via the mobile electronic device to the processing units of the DRAMs so as to match with and identify the
DRAMs, to make each said processing unit control the light-emitting unit to emit light and to make the light-emitting module
to emit light in a preset mode;

wherein the processing unit of each said DRAM is able to control a frequency, a color, a delay time and a flashing mode of
light emitted from the light-emitting unit.

US Pat. No. 9,723,360

INTERESTS AND DEMOGRAPHICS PROFILE FOR ADVANCED BROADCAST SERVICES

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A computer-implemented method for a digital broadcast system, the method comprising:
receiving and storing, by circuitry of a receiver, a plurality of questionnaires, each of the plurality of questionnaires
being associated with, and broadcast over-the-air by, a different one of a plurality of service providers of the digital broadcast
system, wherein each of the plurality of questionnaires comprises a data structure common to the plurality of service providers;

acquiring answers to the plurality of questionnaires;
storing the acquired answers to the plurality of questionnaires in a memory of the receiver;
downloading a plurality of different triggered declarative objects (TDOs) associated with the plurality of service providers;
executing one of the plurality of different TDOs; and
interfacing, by the circuitry, a script in the one of the plurality of different TDOs with at least one of the answers to
the plurality of questionnaires via an Application Programming Interface (API) implemented at the receiver, the API being
configured to interface scripts in the plurality of different TDOs with the at least one of the answers to the plurality of
questionnaires, each of the different TDOs being associated with a different one of the plurality of service providers, wherein

the one of the plurality of the different TDOs includes the script which is configured to perform a function conditioned on
the at least one of the answers to the plurality of questionnaires stored in the memory of the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,722,549

PIXEL MASTER-SLAVE PHOTODIODE BIAS CONTROL AMPLIFIER

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A pixel master-slave photodiode bias control amplifier system comprising:
a master pixel comprising:
a detector configured to receive an input illumination energy and direct a detector current to an amplification member in
response to the input illumination energy; and

an amplifier load member configured to set a load of the amplification member in response to a bias voltage,
the amplification member configured to receive the detector current and direct a first amplification current through an integrator,
and

the amplification member comprising a current mirror; and
a first slave pixel connected to the amplification member of the master pixel.

US Pat. No. 9,717,333

BRACKET DEVICE

King Slide Works Co., Ltd...

1. A bracket device adapted to mount an object arranged on a slide rail assembly to a post of a rack, the bracket device comprising:
a bracket connected to the slide rail assembly, the bracket having a longitudinal wall and an end wall substantially perpendicularly
connected to the longitudinal wall, the end wall being mounted to the post of the rack via at least one mounting member;

an engagement member arranged on the bracket and releasably engaged with a portion of the object; and
an elastic member biasing the engagement member resiliently to thereby dispose the engagement member at either one of an engaged
position or a disengaged position relative to the portion of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,723,752

HEAT DISSIPATING SYSTEM

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A heat dissipating system, comprising:
a casing body having an upper casing and a bottom casing, and at least one of the upper casing and the bottom casing includes
at least one air inlet;

a heat source disposed in the casing body; and
a piezoelectric fan disposed in the casing body and having an opening, the opening faces the heat source, and the air inlet
is adjacent to the opening, air draw into the opening through the air inlet, and exhaust out towards a direction to the heat
source by the piezoelectric fan, wherein an orthographic projected image of the opening on the bottom casing is overlapped
with an orthographic projected image of the air inlet on the bottom casing.

US Pat. No. 9,723,639

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND TERMINAL

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A terminal, comprising:
a communication module connected to a wireless router via a first network;
a processor; and
a memory for storing instructions executable by the processor;
wherein the processor is configured to:
receive a communication operation instruction, wherein the received communication operation instruction comprises an activation
instruction for operating an application, the application being stored with at least one communication device identity;

select a communication device identity based on an operation in the application;
determine a target communication device as a communication device corresponding to the selected communication device identity,
wherein the target communication device is connected to said wireless router via a second network;

connect to the second network;
communicate with the target communication device through the second network;
look up a network frequency band supported by the target communication device, wherein the application is stored with network
frequency bands supported by each communication device corresponding to each stored communication device identity; and

determine the second network of the target communication device according to the network frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,722,836

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A data processing apparatus configured to map symbols received from sub-carrier signals of an Orthogonal Frequency Division
Multiplexed (OFDM) symbol into an output symbol stream and configured to recover an estimate of source data, the data processing
apparatus, comprising:
a de-interleaver configured to read into a memory data symbols from the OFDM sub-carrier signals, and to read out of the memory
the data symbols into the output symbol stream to effect the mapping, the read out being in a different order than the read
in, the order being determined from a set of addresses, with the effect that the data symbols are de-interleaved from the
OFDM sub-carrier signals;

an address generator configured to generate the set of addresses, an address being generated for each of the received data
symbols to indicate the OFDM sub-carrier signal from which the received data symbol is to be mapped into the output symbol
stream, the address generator including a linear feedback shift register including a predetermined number of register stages
and being configured to generate a pseudo-random bit sequence in accordance with a generator polynomial, and an address check
circuit configured to re-generate an address when a generated address exceeds a predetermined maximum valid address; and

circuitry configured to recover the estimate of the source data from the output symbol stream,
wherein the predetermined maximum valid address is approximately eight thousand, and
the linear feedback shift register has twelve register stages with a generator polynomial for the linear feedback shift register
of R?i[11]=R?i-1[0]?R?i-1[1]?R?i-1[4]?R?i-1[6], that is configured to form, with an additional bit, a thirteen bit address Ri[n] for the i-th data symbol from the bit present in the n-th register stage Ri[n] and wherein the address generator comprises an offset generator configured to add an offset to the formed 13 bit address.

US Pat. No. 9,722,835

DATA PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERLEAVING AND DEINTERLEAVING DATA

SATURN LICENSING LLC, Ne...

1. A data processing apparatus configured to map data symbols received from a number of sub-carrier signals of Orthogonal
Frequency Division Multiplexed (OFDM) symbols into an output data stream, wherein the OFDM symbols comprise preamble symbols,
the number of sub-carrier signals are determined in accordance with one of a plurality of operating modes, and the data symbols
are divided into first sets of data symbols and second sets of data symbols, the data processing apparatus comprising:
demodulator circuitry configured to detect an indication of the operating mode;
a deinterleaver configured to perform an odd deinterleaving process that deinterleaves the first sets of data symbols from
the sub-carrier signals of first OFDM symbols into an output data stream and an even deinterleaving process that deinterleaves
the second sets of data symbols from the sub-carrier signals of second OFDM symbols into the output data stream; and

a deinterleaver memory,
the odd deinterleaving process including
writing the first sets of data symbols recovered from the sub-carrier signals of the first OFDM symbols into the deinterleaver
memory in accordance with an order defined by a permutation code, and

reading out the first sets of data symbols from the deinterleaver memory in a accordance with a sequential order into the
output data stream,

the even deinterleaving process including
writing the second sets of data symbols recovered from the sub-carrier signals of the second OFDM symbols into the deinterleaver
memory in accordance with a sequential order, and

reading out the second sets of data symbols from the deinterleaver memory in accordance with an order defined by the permutation
code into the output data stream, such that the odd and even interleaving processes together operate such that while data
symbols from the first set are being read from locations in the deinterleaver memory, data symbols from the second set can
be written to the locations just read from and when data symbols from the second set are being read from the locations in
the deinterleaver memory, the data symbols from a following first set can be written to the locations just read from,

wherein when the number of data symbols which can be carried by the sub-carriers of an OFDM symbol in one or more of the plurality
of operating modes is half or less than half of the number of data symbols, which can be carried in an operating mode which
provides the most number of data bearing sub-carrier signals per OFDM symbol, the data processing apparatus is configured
to deinterleave the data symbols from both the first and second sets in accordance with the odd deinterleaving process from
the first and second OFDM symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,723,681

LED LAMP SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENT COLOR TEMPERATURES AND VARIOUS OPERATION MODES

1. An LED lamp system with different color temperatures and various operation modes, comprising:
a power source being an AC power source;
a wave generator being connected to the AC power source for generating driving signals with pre-determinant waveforms based
on the switching actions from the AC power source;

a driving circuit connected to the AC power source for converting the power from the AC power source into analog signals and
voltage steadiness so as to provide power;

a first LED lamp set receiving power from the driving circuit as a driving power;
a second LED lamp set receiving power from the driving circuit for driving itself; the color temperature of the second LED
lamp set being different from that of the first LED lamp set;

a microprocessor receiving power from the driving circuit as driving power thereof and receiving signals from the wave generator
as driving signals;

a first switching circuit connected to the first LED lamp set for actuating or de-actuating the LED lamp set so as to light
up or distinguish the first LED lamp set; the first switching circuit being connected to the microprocessor and receiving
the signals from the microprocessor for operating the first LED lamp set; furthermore, the first switching circuit also controlling
current flowing through the first LED lamp set and thus controls the illumination of the first LED lamp set; and

a second switching circuit connected to the second LED lamp set for actuating or de-actuating the LED lamp set so as to light
up or distinguish the second LED lamp set; the second switching circuit being connected to the microprocessor and receiving
the signals from the microprocessor for operating the second LED lamp set; and furthermore, the second switching circuit also
controlling current flowing through the second LED lamp set and thus controlling the illumination of the second LED lamp set;
and

wherein in a manual operation mode, a light adjuster is installed between the driving circuit, and the wave generator for
light adjusting; a manual setting unit in the microprocessor sets the first and second LED lamp sets to be only received the
manual operations from the user for deciding the illumination state of the first and second LED lamp set; then driving signals
from the wave generator enter into the microprocessor and then the microprocessor instructs the first and second switching
circuit for actuating or de-actuating the first and second LED lamp sets;

wherein the AC power source is used as an AC input end, and the wave generator is an optical coupler; the driving circuit
includes an AC to DC circuit and a voltage steady circuit; and an output end of the voltage steady circuit is connected to
an output end of the AC to DC circuit; the first and second switching circuits are field effect transistors, which are a first
field effect transistor and a second field effect transistor, respectively;

wherein positive electrodes of the first LED lamp set and the second LED lamp set are connected to a positive electrode of
an output end of the driving circuit; the negative electrodes of the first and second LED lamp sets are connected to the drains
of the first field effect transistor and the second field effect transistor, respectively; a source of the first field effect
transistor and a source of the second field effect transistor are connected to a negative electrode of an output end of the
driving circuit; and a gate of the first field effect transistor is connected to a first pulse width modulation signal output
end of the microprocessor and a gate of the second field effect transistor is connected to a second pulse width modulation
signal output end of the microprocessor;

the AC input end includes an L line, a null line and a grounding GND; one input end of the optical coupler is connected to
the null line of the AC input end and another end thereof is connected to the L line through the light adjuster; an output
end of the optical coupler is connected to an AD1 port of the microprocessor which is as a signal input end and is an analog to digital converting port; output signals of
the optical coupler are rectangular waves which are converted into digital signals in the AD1 port; and another output end of the optical coupler is connected to a negative electrode at an output end of the driving
circuit;

wherein when the positive half cycle of the AC current flows through a positive electrode of a light emitting diode of the
optical coupler, the light emitting diode of the optical coupler will light up to conduct a transistor of the optical coupler;
a voltage level of a pulse into the AD1 port is converted into a low level from a high level, when the AC current of the AC power source is in a negative half cycle,
the light emitting diode of the optical coupler is cut off so that the light emitting diode of the optical coupler does not
light up and the transistor thereof does not conduct so that the pulse input the AD1 port is converted into high level from the original low level; the process is repeated continuously, as a result, rectangular
waves are generated; and

wherein an output end of a voltage regulation circuit is connected to a voltage input end of the microprocessor for providing
working voltage to the microprocessor; the voltage regulation circuit is a low difference linear voltage integrated circuit;
the AC to DC circuit serves to convert AC current from the AC power source to DC current which is voltage and current steady;
the voltage and current are adjustable by the AC to DC circuit; and an output end of the AC to DC circuit is connected to
the first and second LED lamp set for providing working power to the first and second LED lamp set.

US Pat. No. 9,723,612

FREQUENCY TRANSLATION IN A VIRTUALIZED DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A system for communicating with wireless user devices, the system comprising:
a Digital Access Unit (DAU) operable to be coupled to a base transceiver station (BTS) comprising at least one sector configured
to transmit radio-frequency (RF) signals within a first frequency band, wherein the DAU is configured to:

receive at least some of the RF signals output by the BTS;
process the at least some of the RF signals; and
transmit the processed signals; and
at least one Digital Remote Unit (DRU) configured to:
receive the processed signals, wherein each processed signal comprises at least a first processed signal portion and a second
processed signal portion; and

translate the first processed signal portion to a second frequency band and the second processed signal portion to a third
frequency band, wherein the second frequency band and the third frequency band are different than the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,723,717

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE, SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE DEVICE, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

ADVANPACK SOLUTIONS PTE L...

1. A substrate structure, comprising:
a conductive structure, comprising:
a first conductive layer comprising a plurality of traces having at least a first trace, a second trace and a third trace,
wherein the third trace lies between the first trace and second trace;

a second conductive layer connected to the first conductive layer;
an electrical component disposed on the first conductive layer and connects across the first trace and second trace over the
third trace, wherein the third trace is isolated from the electrical component; and

a package body having an upper surface and a lower surface, wherein the conductive structure and the electrical component
are encapsulated between the upper surface and the lower surface of the package body, a surface of the second conductive layer
is exposed on the lower surface of the package body and a surface of the first conductive layer is exposed on the upper surface
of the package body such that the conductive structure connects the upper surface of the package body to the lower surface
of the package body.

US Pat. No. 9,723,047

NETWORK-INITIATED CONTENT STREAMING CONTROL

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. Method for enabling network-initiated control of streaming of segmented content from a delivery node to at least one client,
said method comprising:
receiving a first manifest file comprising one or more segment identifiers and location information for locating one or more
content delivery nodes configured to transmit one or more segments associated with said one or more identifiers to said at
least one client;

providing the client with channel set-up information; and,
establishing, preferably in response to the reception of said first manifest file at the client, at least one streaming control
channel between said at least one client and a control channel server function associated with said delivery node on the basis
of said provided channel set-up information, said at least one client being configured for receiving at least one manifest
file update message via said streaming control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,722,939

SOFTWARE CONFIGURABLE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH COMPRESSION AND TRANSPORT OF SIGNALS IN NONCONTIGUOUS FREQUENCY BLOCKS

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A method for bandwidth compression of a signal, the method comprising:
receiving an analog radio frequency (RF) signal at a first unit, wherein the RF analog signal includes a first carrier having
a first frequency and a first bandwidth and a second carrier having a second frequency different from the first frequency
and a second bandwidth;

translating the analog RF signal into an analog intermediate frequency (IF) signal;
providing a sampling signal having a sampling frequency;
converting the analog IF signal into a digitally sampled IF signal using the sampling signal, wherein the digitally sampled
IF signal includes:

the first carrier in a second Nyquist zone,
the second carrier in a third Nyquist zone,
an image of the first carrier in a first Nyquist zone, and
an image of the second carrier in the first Nyquist zone; and
transmitting the image of the first carrier and the image of the second carrier from the first unit to a second unit.

US Pat. No. 9,720,174

OPTICAL PACKAGE AND A PROCESS FOR ITS PREPARATION

1. A package including optical components, the package comprising:
one or more structures comprising at least one optical input or optical output;
at least one optical interconnection optically connected to the at least one optical input or optical output of the one or
more structures;

a component in which the at least one optical interconnection and the at least one optical input or optical output of the
one or more structures are embedded; wherein

(a) the component is comprised of a first material and the at least one optical interconnection is comprised of a second material,
wherein said first and second materials are chemically identical, wherein said first material has a first primary and/or secondary
structure and said second material has a second primary and/or secondary structure, wherein the first primary and/or secondary
structure is different from the second primary and/or secondary structure;

(b) the component has a first refractive index and the at least one optical interconnection has a second refractive index,
wherein the first and second refractive indices differ from each other by at least 0.0004 at 850 nm, 1,310 nm, and 1,550 nm,
respectively; and

(c) the at least one optical interconnection is mechanically fixed by the component.

US Pat. No. 9,719,512

HERMETICALLY SEALED ROTARY COMPRESSOR AND REFRIGERATION CYCLE DEVICE

TOSHIBA CARRIER CORPORATI...

1. A hermetically sealed rotary compressor comprising:
a compressor body comprising a well-closed container;
an electric motor unit accommodated in an upper part of the well-closed container;
a compression mechanism section comprising a cylinder forming a cylinder chamber and a roller driven by the electric motor
unit through a shaft to perform an eccentric motion in the cylinder chamber, the compression mechanism section being accommodated
in a lower end portion of the well-closed container;

first, second, third, and fourth support legs welded to the lower end portion of the well-closed container, each of the first,
second, third, and fourth support legs comprising a mounting through hole for attaching and securing the hermetically sealed
rotary compressor to a mounting spot, and the first, second, third, and fourth support legs being arranged at regular intervals
along a circumference of the well-closed container;

an accumulator disposed on a lateral part of the well-closed container, the lateral part corresponding to a center between
the first and second support legs, which are adjacent to each other;

an upper bearing member disposed between the upper part of the well-closed container and the electric motor unit, the upper
bearing member comprising:

a rolling bearing engaged with the shaft;
a support frame attached to an inner peripheral wall of the well-closed container; and
a housing attached to the inner peripheral wall of the well-closed container by the support frame, the housing supporting
the rolling bearing, and the housing including a bearing holding portion and mounting leg portions;

a refrigerant pipe provided on the upper part of the well-closed container, to which a gas refrigerant containing an oil mist
travels from the compression mechanism section; and

an oil separator plate disposed between the refrigerant pipe and the rolling bearing,
wherein:
the bearing holding portion comprises a ring-shaped fitting portion fitted on the rolling bearing and an inclined receiving
portion, the inclined receiving portion being bent outward from an upper end of the fitting portion and being inclined so
that an inner peripheral end of an upper part of the inclined receiving portion is lower than an outer peripheral end of the
upper part of the inclined receiving portion,

the mounting leg portions each have a predetermined width, are located above the bearing holding portion, are combined with
an outer peripheral end of the bearing holding portion, and are attached to the support frame,

the support frame includes a flat circular ring plate to which the mounting leg portions are attached,
an overall height H of the compressor body, which is a height measured from a bottom surface of the first, second, third,
and fourth support legs to an upper end of the compressor body, is set to be at least 2.5 times greater than an outer diameter
D of the compressor body (H/D?2.5),

a height Hg of a center of gravity of the compressor body, which is a height measured from the bottom surface of the first,
second, third, and fourth support legs to the center of gravity of the compressor body, is set to be ½ or less than the overall
height H of the compressor body (Hg?H/2), and

the hermetically sealed rotary compressor satisfies the following expression (1):
Rc/cos ?
where Rb is a distance from a longitudinal central axis of the compressor body to a center of the mounting through hole of
each of the first, second, third, and fourth support legs, Rc is a distance from the longitudinal central axis of the compressor
body to an outer peripheral surface of the compressor body, L is a distance from the longitudinal central axis of the compressor
body to a longitudinal central axis of the accumulator, and ? is an angle (45°) of half an angle formed between the first
and second support legs about the longitudinal central axis of the compressor body.

US Pat. No. 9,719,820

HYBRID MATERIAL PITOT TUBE

GOODRICH AEROSPACE SERVIC...

1. A pitot tube comprising:
a substantially cylindrical body portion having an interior defining a flow passage; and
a tip portion extending along a pitot tube axis from the body portion, the tip portion including:
a disk;
a tip cover; and
a high thermal conductive insert disposed between the disk and the tip cover and in thermal contact with both.

US Pat. No. 9,719,397

MIXER WITH INTEGRATED DOSER CONE

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A reducing agent mixer for use with a vehicle exhaust system, the reducing agent mixer comprising
a mixer body arranged around a central axis to define an internal space and formed to define an opening that opens into the
internal space, the internal space adapted to house mixing of exhaust gas and urea solution when exhaust gas moves along the
central axis in a downstream direction through the mixer body,

a doser configured to discharge the urea solution through the opening of the mixer body into the internal space of the mixer
body, and

a reducing agent delivery sub-assembly including an injection cone that conducts the urea solution discharged from the doser
into the internal space of the mixer body and a manifold that includes an interface portion formed to define a cone-receiving
cavity that receives a portion of the injection cone and a plurality of attachment arms that define a plurality of inwardly-opening
guide channels fluidly connected with one another and the cone-receiving cavity to collect exhaust gas and to direct the exhaust
gas into an inlet of the injection cone.

US Pat. No. 9,719,159

MIXED MAGNETIC POWDERS AND THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A mixed magnetic powders for making a magnetic core, comprising:
a first magnetic powder;
a second magnetic powder, wherein each of the first magnetic powder and the second magnetic powder is made of amorphous alloy,
wherein the ratio of the D50 of the first magnetic powder to the D50 of the second magnetic powder is in the range of 5 to
12, wherein the first magnetic powder weighs 50 to 90 percent of the total weight of the first magnetic powder and the second
magnetic powder; and the second magnetic powder weighs 10 to 50 percent of the total weight of the first magnetic powder and
the second magnetic powder, wherein the nano-indentation hardness of each of the first magnetic powder and the second magnetic
powder is not less than 7 Gpa.

US Pat. No. 9,718,094

METHOD OF FORMING ORIENTED BLOCK COPOLYMER LINE PATTERNS, BLOCK COPOLYMER LINE PATTERNS FORMED THEREBY, AND THEIR USE TO FORM PATTERNED ARTICLES

UNIST ACADEMY-INDUSTRY, ...

1. A structured article comprising:
a substrate comprising a surface comprising parallel facets characterized by a pitch, ?, having units of nanometers and corresponding
to the separation between adjacent facets; and an annealed block copolymer film comprising a surface contacting the substrate
surface comprising parallel facets;

wherein the annealed block copolymer film comprises linear microdomains parallel to the substrate surface and orthogonal to
the parallel facets;

wherein the block copolymer in bulk comprises a hexagonal array of cylindrical microdomains characterized by a center-to-center
spacing, L2, of adjacent cylindrical microdomains, wherein L2 has units of nanometers;

wherein ?/L2 is either less than or equal to 0.73 or greater than or equal to 1.4; and

wherein the structured article is prepared by a method comprising
forming a block copolymer film on the substrate surface comprising parallel facets; and
annealing the block copolymer film to form the annealed block copolymer film.
US Pat. No. 9,718,878

KIT FOR DETECTING CTHRC1 IN A SAMPLE

Maine Medical Center, Sc...

1. A kit for performing an assay to detect collagen triple helix repeat containing-1 (CTHRC1) polypeptide in a subject sample
consisting of two antibodies that selectively bind to a cryptic epitope of the CTHRC1 polypeptide, wherein a first antibody
consists of a monoclonal antibody specific for a C-terminal peptide sequence consisting of GDASTGWNSVSRIIIEELP (SEQ ID NO:
1) and a second antibody consists of a monoclonal antibody specific for an N-terminal peptide sequence consisting of VVDLYNGMCLQGPAGV
(SEQ ID NO: 2).

US Pat. No. 9,721,301

VEHICLE REPAIR COST ESTIMATE ACQUISITION SYSTEM AND METHOD

SHzoom LLC, Memphis, TN ...

7. A network server, comprising:
a processor coupled to a network and a first database; and
a memory, coupled to the processor, storing instructions which, upon execution by the processor, cause the processor to perform
a method comprising:

storing, in a first database, vehicle information for a plurality of vehicles, the vehicle information for each vehicle comprising:
a vehicle identification number (VIN) associated with a specific year, make, and model of a vehicle;
a representation corresponding to the vehicle, each representation comprising a plurality of predetermined selectable damage
locations corresponding to different portions of the vehicle, the representation associated with the VIN; and

a list of vehicle components associated with each predetermined selectable damage location;
in response to receiving a VIN for a vehicle of a consumer from a consumer computing device of the consumer that is not pre-loaded
with images of all of the plurality of vehicles and the associated vehicle components for the plurality of vehicles:

retrieving, by the network server from the first database, the vehicle information comprising the representation corresponding
to the vehicle associated with the VIN; and

creating, by the network server, an image including selectable damage locations corresponding to the vehicle associated with
the VIN, the image based on the representation corresponding to the vehicle stored in the first database;

sending, by the network server to the consumer computing device, the created image including the selectable damage locations
corresponding to the vehicle for display in a user interface at the consumer computing device;

receiving, by the network server from the consumer computing device, a selection from within the user interface on the consumer
computing device of at least one of the plurality of predetermined selectable damage locations, and at least one image of
an actually damaged location of the vehicle that is retrieved from a memory of the consumer computing device;

in response to receiving the selection of the at least one of the plurality of predetermined selectable damage locations:
retrieving the stored list of vehicle components associated with the selected at least one of the plurality of predetermined
selectable damage locations for the vehicle associated with the received VIN; and

transmitting the list of vehicle components from the network server to the consumer computing device;
receiving, by the network server from the consumer computing device, a selection from within the user interface of at least
one vehicle component from the transmitted list of vehicle components associated with the selected at least one damage location;
and

creating, in response to receiving the selection from within the user interface of the at least one vehicle component, a new
repair job record for estimating a repair of the vehicle, the repair job record comprising the retrieved vehicle information,
the selected at least one damage location, the selected at least one vehicle component, and the at least one image of the
actually damaged location.

US Pat. No. 9,720,470

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

OPTIS CIRCUIT TECHNOLOGY,...

1. A method for controlling the operation of a Multiple-Input, Multiple-Output (MIMO) electronic communication device, said
method comprising:
receiving a plurality of MIMO data streams from a plurality of antennas in a MIMO system of the MIMO electronic communication
device;

receiving at a plurality of computational units input data of the MIMO data streams and processing said input data for generating
output data in accordance with a process; wherein each of said plurality of computational units is separately monitored for
determining process requirements of a particular computational unit;

receiving at a control unit at least a part of said input data;
delivering from the control unit at least one control signal to each of said plurality of computational units for individually
controlling the operation of each of said plurality of computational units, said control unit using channel state information
of said input data relating to properties of the antennas, the MIMO system, or transmission of the MIMO data streams to determine
a computational effort with respect to each computational unit wherein the computational effort is a number of operations
to be performed by a respective one of the plurality of computational units during the processing of the received input data;
and

using by the control unit said at least one control signal to control parameters of a corresponding one of said plurality
of computational units depending on said determined computational effort for the corresponding computational unit, wherein
said parameters comprise a combination of:

at least one of a clock rate and a supply voltage; and
a parameter for performing at least one of selecting and adapting an algorithm in the corresponding one of the plurality of
computational units.

US Pat. No. 9,720,147

REFLECTIVE DIFFRACTION GRATING AND FABRICATION METHOD

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A reflective diffraction grating comprising:
a substrate;
an ultraviolet (UV)-absorbing layer disposed over the substrate, and separate from the substrate, for absorbing light at a
UV recording wavelength during holographic patterning,

the UV-absorbing layer being:
formed of a UV-absorbing dielectric material having an extinction coefficient of greater than about 0.025 at the UV recording
wavelength, and having a thickness greater than 1.2 ?m and less than 2 ?m;

a grating layer, disposed over the UV-absorbing layer, having a binary surface-relief pattern formed therein, wherein the
binary surface-relief pattern includes ridges having rectangular or trapezoidal cross-sections separated by grooves; and

a conforming reflective layer, disposed over the binary surface-relief pattern, forming a grating profile,
the grating profile being associated with profile parameters, and
the UV-absorbing dielectric material and the thickness of the UV-absorbing layer being selected such that particular patterns
are suppressed during the holographic patterning.

US Pat. No. 9,720,120

SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION WITH VARYING RELATIVE DISTANCE BETWEEN MULTIPLE SEISMIC VESSELS

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A method for acquiring seismic data, comprising:
operating a first seismic vessel towing at least one of:
a first seismic streamer comprising a first plurality of seismic sensors; and
a first source;
operating a second seismic vessel towing at least one of:
a second seismic streamer comprising a second plurality of seismic sensors; and
a second source; and
during acquisition of the seismic data, adjusting a distance between the first seismic vessel and the second seismic vessel
according to a first predefined function;

wherein the first seismic vessel and the second seismic vessel travel along a same predefined acquisition line; and
wherein adjusting the distance between the first seismic vessel and the second seismic vessel comprises cyclically increasing
and reducing the distance during the acquisition of the seismic data.

US Pat. No. 9,723,725

RIGID-FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT INTERCONNECTS

FINISAR CORPORATION, Sun...

1. A circuit interconnect comprising:
a first printed circuit board (PCB) including a first electrically conductive pad and a first spacer consisting of a first
electrically conductive plate and a first dielectric layer located on the first electrically conductive plate;

a second PCB including a second electrically conductive pad and a second spacer consisting of a second electrically conductive
plate and a second dielectric layer located on the second electrically conductive plate;

the first spacer and the second spacer configured to at least partially abut and to position the first PCB relative to the
second PCB such that a space remains between the first PCB and the second PCB after the first electrically conductive pad
and the second electrically conductive pad are conductively connected in a soldering process, wherein the first spacer and
the second spacer each have a height equivalent to one-half the height of the space that remains between the first PCB and
the second PCB; and

an electrically conductive solder joint conductively connecting the first electrically conductive pad and the second electrically
conductive pad.

US Pat. No. 9,722,321

FULL WAVE DIPOLE ARRAY HAVING IMPROVED SQUINT PERFORMANCE

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A cellular base station antenna comprising:
a ground plane;
a first plurality of radiating elements supported over the ground plane by microstrip support PCBs; and
a second plurality of radiating elements supported over the ground plane by stripline support PCBs;
wherein the first and second pluralities of radiating elements are arranged in at least one array of low band radiating elements.

US Pat. No. 9,722,235

REMOTE CONTROL UNIT WITH BATTERY ISOLATION TAB

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A handheld remote control assembly, comprising:
a body disposed between a front cover and a rear cover;
a battery pocket formed in the body and defined by a sidewall and a lower surface;
an electrical connection terminal in the battery pocket;
a battery disposed within the battery pocket adjacent to the electrical connection terminal;
a battery isolation tab comprising:
a head portion positionable between the battery and the electrical connection terminal;
a handle portion disposed external to the body; and
a contoured neck portion extending between the head portion and the handle portion, the neck portion extending over a rear
surface of a tab support portion of the body such that the neck portion follows a contour of the rear surface of the tab support
portion and is disposed between the tab support portion and the rear cover, wherein the tab support portion extends between
the battery pocket and an edge of the body;

wherein the battery isolation tab is movable between installed and removed positions, in the installed position the head portion
blocks the battery from engaging the electrical connection terminal, and in the removed position the head portion is away
from the electrical connection terminal that allows the battery to engage the electrical connection terminal, and

wherein a portion of the battery isolation tab extends through an opening at a junction of the front cover and the rear cover.

US Pat. No. 9,719,025

FLOW-THROUGH CAVITATION-ASSISTED RAPID MODIFICATION OF CRUDE OIL

Cavitation Technologies, ...

1. A process for modification of crude oil, comprising the steps of:
combining crude oil with water and a catalyst to create a fluidic mixture;
pumping the fluidic mixture through contractions in each of a plurality of localized zones in a flowpath in a static, multi-stage,
flow-through, hydrodynamic cavitation device having a single inlet and a single outlet, wherein each of the plurality of localized
zones corresponds to a separate stage;

generating areas of reduced fluid pressure in the fluidic mixture as it is pumped through the contractions in each of the
plurality of localized zones in the flowpath, such contractions resulting in increased flow velocity and reduced fluid pressure;

creating cavitational features of volatile components in the fluidic mixture resulting from areas of reduced fluid pressure,
wherein the volatile components form vapors at the reduced fluid pressure;

collapsing the cavitational features in the fluidic mixture as it leaves each of the plurality of localized zones exposing
components of the fluidic mixture to sudden, localized increases in temperature and pressure;

mixing vapors of the volatile components with adjacent layers of less volatile components in a condensed fluidic mixture upon
collapse of the cavitational features; and

inducing chemical reactions between the vapors of the volatile components and less volatile components to promote molecular
rearrangement of the components of the fluidic mixture and modify rheological parameters of the crude oil.

US Pat. No. 9,718,994

CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE TAPE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

AMOGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A conductive adhesive tape comprising:
a substrate formed of a polymer material in a nano-web form and having a number of pores, wherein the substrate is formed
by spinning the polymer material; and

an electrical conductive adhesive layer formed directly on the substrate, the electrical conductive adhesive layer being formed
of an electrical conductive adhesive material in a non-porous form, the electrical conductive adhesive material being absorbed
into and filled in the pores of the substrate, wherein the electrical conductive adhesive layer is formed by spinning the
electrical conductive adhesive material.

US Pat. No. 9,718,110

CONVERSION SYSTEM

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A can end conversion system comprising:
a plurality of press units, each press unit including a number of elongated sets of lanes, a crankshaft assembly, a first
tooling assembly, and a second tooling assembly;

each lane having a longitudinal axis;
each crankshaft assembly including a crankshaft;
each crankshaft including an elongated body having a longitudinal axis;
wherein a number of crankshaft body longitudinal axes are substantially parallel to the associated lane set longitudinal axis;
each crankshaft operatively coupled to an associated first tooling assembly;
each second tooling assembly disposed in a substantially fixed position relative to the crankshaft;
wherein rotation of each crankshaft moves the associated first tooling assembly between a first position, wherein the first
tooling assembly is spaced from the second tooling assembly, and a second position, wherein the first tooling assembly is
adjacent the second tooling assembly; and

wherein each press unit crankshaft is disposed below the associated first tooling assembly and second tooling assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,723,720

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING AND/OR PROCESSING A WORKPIECE

Konrad GmbH, Radolfzell ...

1. A device for producing and/or processing circuit boards in a work station, the device comprising:
a device configured to provide at least one mark on a circuit board, the mark on the circuit board configured for alignment
with at least one reference provided with said work station;

wherein the circuit board is provided on a fixed transportation mechanism; and including at least one eccentric tappet configured
to strike against at least one edge of a plate.

US Pat. No. 9,723,114

UNIBODY CONTACT FEATURES ON A CHASSIS SHELL OF A MOBILE DEVICE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A mobile phone, comprising:
a circuit board having a processor thereon; and
a chassis shell with a cut line patterned thereon to form a cantilever feature;
a sensor system, coupled to the circuit board, in contact with the cantilever feature, wherein the cantilever feature is over
a sensor of the sensor system, wherein the sensor system is an optical sensor system capable of detecting movement of the
cantilever feature when an external force bends the cantilever feature;

wherein the sensor system is configured to detect a user interaction event in response to detecting a preset pattern in sensor
readings from one or more sensors of the sensor system and to send the user interaction event to the processor, wherein the
preset pattern pertains to a movement pattern of the cantilever feature; and

wherein the processor is configured to respond to the user interaction event.

US Pat. No. 9,720,457

SOLID STATE DISK

ALSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED,...

1. A solid state disk, including:
a main body, including a shell portion, a substrate which is disposed on the shell portion and a memory module which is disposed
on the substrate, the shell portion having a light-penetrable shell portion, the substrate having a light-penetrable portion
and a first face, the substrate integrally formed with the light-penetrable portion, the first face having a first coating
layer, the first coating layer having an emergent light-penetrable portion corresponding to the light-penetrable portion,
the light-penetrable shell portion corresponding to the emergent light-penetrable portion, the substrate including a transmission
port, the memory module electrically connected to the transmission port;

a light-emitting portion, buried in the substrate and electrically connected to the transmission port, a light emitted from
the light-emitting portion being capable of being projected toward an interior of the substrate to the light-penetrable portion
and the emergent light-penetrable portion and via the light-penetrable shell portion to an exterior of the solid state disk.

US Pat. No. 9,718,800

CHROMENONE DERIVATIVES

ASTRAZENECA AB, (SE)

1. A compound of the formula XVI:
in which:
R1 is H or (1-4C)alkyl optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from halogeno, hydroxy or (1-3C)alkoxy;

R2 is (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy, either of which can be optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected
from halogeno, hydroxy, (2-3C)alkenyl, (2-3C)alkynyl, (1-3C)alkoxy, cyano, (1-3C)alkylamino or di-[(1-3C)alkyl]amino; or

R1 and R2 together form a 3 to 8 membered nitrogen containing heterocyclyl ring system, which optionally contains 1 or 2 further heteroatoms
selected from oxygen, nitrogen and sulphur, wherein a ring sulphur atom is optionally oxidised to form the S-oxide(s), said
ring being optionally substituted by 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from halogeno, hydroxy, (1-3C)alkyl, (2-3C)alkenyl,
(2-3C)alkynyl, (1-3C)alkoxy, oxo, hydroxy-(1-3C)alkyl, halogeno-(1-3C)alkyl and (1-3C)alkoxy-(1-3C)alkyl;

n is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4; and
each R9 group is (1-3C)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,718,859

GLYCOGEN SYNTHASE KINASE-3 INHIBITORS

Ramot at Tel-Aviv Univers...

13. A method of inhibiting an activity of GSK-3, the method comprising contacting cells expressing GSK-3 with an effective
amount of a peptide, being of no more than 15 amino acid residues, and having an amino acid sequence which comprises a ZX1X2X3Z(p) recognition motif of a native GSK-3 substrate, wherein Z(p) is a phosphorylated serine residue or a phosphorylated threonine
residue; Z is a serine residue or a threonine residue, and each of X1, X2 and X3 is any amino acid,
the peptide having an amino acid sequence upstream said Z in which at least one polar or charged amino acid residue in an
amino acid sequence upstream said serine or threonine residue of said native GSK-3 substrate is replaced by at least one amino
acid residue selected from the group consisting of a non-polar amino acid residue, a non-charged amino acid residue (at a
physiological pH) and a hydrophobic amino acid residue,

the peptide exhibiting an inhibition activity towards GSK-3, such that when a GSK-3 reacts with a GSK-3 substrate in the presence
of the peptide, an apparent Michaelis Constant (app Km value) of the GSK-3 substrate is higher than a Michaelis Constant (Km
value) obtained in a similar assay in the absence of the peptide inhibitor.

US Pat. No. 9,723,376

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, SERVER APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, SERVER PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

5. An information processing apparatus, comprising:
a broadcast interface to receive a broadcast signal from a broadcast facility, said broadcast signal having broadcast content
and information of an application;

a demultiplexer to obtain the information of the application from the received broadcast signal;
a communication interface to communicate with an external server by way of an Internet network; and
a controller to (i) obtain from the information of the application location information indicative of a location in the external
server whereat an application is stored, (ii) validate an electronic signature provided with the information of the application,
and (iii) acquire the application from the external server by way of the Internet network based on the location information
when validation of the electronic signature is successful,

in which application mode information is associated with the application, the application mode information representing a
first mode or a second mode, the first mode being indicative of a broadcast linking type application which is capable of using
a broadcast function and the second mode being indicative of a broadcast non-linking type application which is incapable of
using the broadcast function,

in which the controller is configured to determine whether validation of the electronic signature is required or not based
whether the mode information represents the first mode or the second mode, such that the controller determines that the validation
of the electronic signature is not required when the application mode information represents the first mode and the controller
determines that the validation of the electronic signature is required when the application mode information represents the
second mode,

in which the broadcast facility is separate from the external server, and
in which the information processing apparatus is separate from the broadcast facility and the external server.

US Pat. No. 9,722,097

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate;
a well region disposed in the substrate and having a first conductive type;
an isolation structure disposed in the substrate and surrounding an active region in the well region;
a source region disposed in the active region and in the well region;
a drain region disposed in the active region and in the well region;
a second conductive type first doped region disposed in the well region and disposed along a periphery of the active region,
wherein the first conductive type is different from the second conductive type, and the isolation structure surrounds the
second conductive type first doped region, and the isolation structure has a first depth, the second conductive type first
doped region has a second depth, and the first depth is greater than the second depth, and wherein there are no isolation
structures in between the source region and the second conductive type first doped region in a cross-sectional view, and there
are no isolation structures in between the drain region and the second conductive type first doped region in the cross-sectional
view;

a second conductive type second doped region disposed in the well region and under the source region, the drain region and
the second conductive type first doped region, wherein the second conductive type second doped region is in direct contact
with the second conductive type first doped region;

a source electrode electrically connected to the source region;
a drain electrode electrically connected to the drain region; and
a gate electrode electrically connected to the second conductive type first doped region.

US Pat. No. 9,720,437

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR QUANTUM MECHANICAL ENTANGLEMENT PROTECTION

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A system comprising:
a first module configured to receive a polarization-entangled photon pair from a parametric down-conversion source, the polarization-entangled
photon pair comprising time-coincident first and second photons having first and second polarizations respectively, and to
produce time-separated first and second photons having the first and second polarizations respectively;

a second module configured to receive the time-separated first and second photons and to adjust at least one of the first
polarization of the first photon and the second polarization of the second photon to produce a time-entangled photon pair,
the time-entangled photon pair comprising time-shifted first and second photons each having a third polarization;

a fiber optic quantum memory configured to store the time-entangled photon pair and to maintain an entanglement fidelity of
the time-entangled photon pair; and

a third module configured to convert the time-entangled photon pair to the polarization-entangled photon pair to be used by
a computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,720,410

REMOTE ASSISTANCE FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES IN PREDETERMINED SITUATIONS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
determining a representation of an environment of an autonomous vehicle based on sensor data of the environment;
based on the representation, identifying that the autonomous vehicle is in a given situation from a predetermined set of situations
for which the autonomous vehicle will request remote assistance;

sending a request for verification of an autonomous operation to take in the given situation to a remote computing device
that comprises a user interface to display the representation of the environment and an indication of the given situation;

receiving a response from the remote computing device indicating verification of the autonomous operation; and
after receiving the response, causing the autonomous vehicle to perform the autonomous operation.

US Pat. No. 9,718,945

THERMOSET POLYOL COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PL...

1. A molding composition formulation comprising: a thermoset cross-linkable polyol resin having an unsaturated backbone comprising
the structure defined by formula 1:

where A is a saturated or unsaturated aliphatic C1-18 chain, —(CH2)m—C(OH)—, or a composition comprising at least one of the foregoing;

R and R2 are each independently, a saturated or unsaturated aliphatic, or cycloaliphatic polymer, an aliphatic or cycloaliphatic alcohol,
cyanate, or a composition comprising at least one of the foregoing; R1 is H, C1-18 chain, or a composition comprising at least one of the foregoing; and n is an integer between 1 and 500;

a reinforcing filler; and
optionally, a flame retardant, a UV stabilizer or a composition comprising one of the foregoing.

US Pat. No. 9,718,552

PASSENGER SEAT FRAME

Singapore Technologies Ae...

1. A seat leg assembly for a passenger seat, the assembly comprising:
a brace member configured to extend from a front end of a base frame of the passenger seat to a rear floor fitting;
a front leg configured to extend from a front floor fitting to the brace member and connected to the brace member with a slanted
angle;

a rear leg portion extending from a rear end of the base frame to the brace member; and
a first joint structure connecting the rear leg portion to the brace member;wherein the first joint structure comprises a first axle member for providing a first pivot point for the rear leg portion
relative to the brace member and further comprises mating surfaces on the rear leg portion and the brace member respectively,
to form a variable rotation resist joint when rotation motion between the rear leg and the brace member reaches a desired
extent and to divert a tensile loading of the rear leg portion at the first pivot point through the brace member.

US Pat. No. 9,717,571

DENTAL ABUTMENT SYSTEM

Biomet 3I, LLC, Palm Bea...

1. An Abutment system for use with a dental implant, the internal bore having a tapered bore surface;
a screw insertable through the internal bore and configure to engage threads of an internally threaded bore of the dental
implant, the screw comprising a head and a shaft, the head including a tapered head surface, and the shaft including an outwardly
tapered section that has an increasing diameter such that the diameter along the outwardly tapered section of the shaft increases
towards the head of the screw, a maximum diameter of the outwardly tapered section of the shaft being no greater than a minimum
diameter of the internal bore, and

a washer configured to be positioned about the shaft of the screw, wherein, when the screw engages the dental implant, the
washer is between the tapered head surface and the tapered bore surface such that a top washer surface directly engages with
the tapered head surface and a bottom washer surface directly engages with the tapered bore surface,

wherein the shaft further includes a threaded section, a recessed section, and a stop section between the outwardly tapered
section and the recessed section.

US Pat. No. 9,718,102

WORKPIECE CLEANING MECHANISM

FU DING ELECTRONICAL TECH...

1. A workpiece cleaning mechanism comprising:
a fixed frame;
a transfer assembly installed in the fixed frame and configured to transport a workpiece; and
a cleaning assembly comprising:
a cleaning drive member coupled to the fixed frame,
a fixing bracket coupled to the fixed frame and spaced from the cleaning drive member,
a first belt sleeved on the cleaning drive member and the fixing bracket, wherein a moving direction of the first belt is
parallel to a transfer direction of the transfer assembly,

a slide member coupled to the first belt and movably installed on the fixed frame, and
a first cleaning member coupled to the slide member and located between the slide member and the transfer assembly,
wherein the cleaning drive member is configured to drive the first belt to translate in a direction parallel to the transfer
direction, and thereby driving the first cleaning member to correspondingly translate in the direction parallel to the transfer
direction.

US Pat. No. 9,722,339

CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Yao...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
terminals, wherein the terminals include a pair of first terminals, a second terminal, a third terminal, and a fourth terminal
spaced from each other along a first direction, the first direction being an arraying direction of the first, second, third,
and fourth terminals, the first terminals being differential signal terminals being elongated in a second direction and adjacent
to each other in the first direction, the second direction crossing the first direction, the second terminal being a ground
terminal elongated in the second direction or a low-speed signal terminal elongated in the second direction to transmit a
signal at a lower speed than the first terminals, the second terminal being located next to one of the first terminals on
one side in the first direction, the third terminal being a ground terminal elongated in the second direction or a low-speed
signal terminal elongated in the second direction to transmit a signal at a lower speed than the first terminals, the third
terminal being located next to the other first terminal on the other side in the first direction, the fourth terminal being
elongated in the second direction and located on the one side in the first direction relative to the second terminal; and

a body of an insulating plastic material, the body holding the arrayed first, second, third, and fourth terminals at least
partially and including a first recess, a second recess, a first separating portion, and a first face on one side in a third
direction, the third direction being a thickness direction of the body and crossing the first direction and the second direction,
wherein

the first recess opens through the first face of the body and crosses the first terminals,
the second recess opens through the first face of the body,
the first separating portion is located between the first recess and the second recess,
the first terminals each include a first exposed portion,
the first exposed portion of each first terminal is a portion in the second direction of the first terminal, extends from
one end to the other end in the first direction of the first terminal, and is exposed to an outside of the body through the
first recess thereof,

the second terminal includes a first part that is a portion in the second direction of the second terminal and that extends
from one end to the other end in the first direction of the second terminal,

the first part of the second terminal includes a first unexposed portion and a first exposed portion,
the first unexposed portion of the second terminal is an area on one side in the first direction of the first part of the
second terminal and is covered with the body so as not to be exposed out of the body,

the first exposed portion of the second terminal is an area on the other side in the first direction of the first part of
the second terminal and is exposed to the outside of the body through the first recess thereof,

the third terminal includes a first part that is a portion in the second direction of the third terminal and that extends
from one end to the other end in the first direction of the third terminal,

the first part of the third terminal includes a first exposed portion,
the first exposed portion of the third terminal includes at least an area on one side in the first direction of the first
part of the third terminal and is exposed to the outside of the body through the first recess thereof,

the fourth terminal includes a first part that is a portion in the second direction of the fourth terminal and that extends
from one end to the other end in the first direction of the fourth terminal,

the first part of the fourth terminal includes a first exposed portion,
the first exposed portion of the fourth terminal includes an entire or partial area in the first direction of the first part
of the fourth terminal and is exposed to the outside of the body through the second recess thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,719,891

SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-POINT TESTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Southern Company, At...

1. A simultaneous multipoint testing system for analyzing the composition of a fluid in a duct, the system comprising:
a first probe and a second probe, each of the first and second probes comprising:
a first sample leg in fluid communication with a first location within the duct and configured to receive a first fluid sample
from the duct;

a second sample leg in fluid communication with a second location within the duct and configured to receive a second fluid
sample from the duct;

a probe mixing chamber in fluid communication with the first and second sample legs, the probe mixing chamber configured to
receive the first and second fluid samples and generate a probe fluid sample comprising a mixture of the first and second
fluid samples;

and an output in fluid communication with the probe mixing chamber and configured to output the probe fluid sample;
a global mixing chamber in fluid communication with the outputs of the first and second probes and configured to receive the
probe fluid samples from the first and second probes and generate a global fluid sample comprising a mixture of the probe
fluid samples from the first and second probes;

an analyzer configured to receive at least a portion of the global fluid sample and measure levels of predetermined compounds
present in the at least a portion of the global fluid sample, and

a calibration system comprising a calibration fluid source configured to provide a calibration fluid directly to the probe
mixing chambers of the first and second probes, such that the calibration fluid is provided to the probe mixing chambers of
the first and second probes without first passing through the duct, the calibration fluid provided at a pressure sufficient
to prevent fluid from the duct from entering the first and second probes, the calibration fluid comprising known levels of
the predetermined compounds.

US Pat. No. 9,718,494

HOLLOW STRUCTURE WITH FLANGE

Benteler Automobiltechnik...

1. A hollow structure for installation as a cross member or longitudinal member in a motor vehicle, said hollow structure
comprising:
a hollow member made of light metal and having at least one hollow chamber, said hollow member having a wall formed with a
slot; and

a flange sized to extend through the slot and having a leg which is configured to rest by a form fit against a side of an
inner surface area of the hollow member, and at least one area which is coupled to an outer surface area of the hollow member,
wherein the flange includes an arm extending from a web and sized to rest, at least in part, against the outer surface area
of the hollow member.

US Pat. No. 9,719,023

METHOD FOR RECOVERING SOLVENT FROM FROTH TREATMENT TAILINGS WITH IN-SITU STEAM GENERATION

SYNCRUDE CANADA LTD. in t...

1. A method for recovering hydrocarbon diluent from froth treatment tailings comprising bitumen, coarse solids, fine solids,
hydrocarbon diluent and water, comprising:
introducing the froth treatment tailings into a vessel having an upper section, a middle section and a lower section;
allowing the coarse solids to settle to the lower section of the vessel to form a solids layer having a portion of hydrocarbon
diluent and a portion of water trapped therein; and

heating the lower section of the vessel using an indirect heat source such that the water trapped in the solids layer generates
steam bubbles in-situ to strip the hydrocarbon diluent associated with the coarse solids and produce stripped tailings and
hydrocarbon diluent/water vapors.

US Pat. No. 9,722,430

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING USER LOADS IN COMBINATION WITH TIME INFORMATION

GUO DIAN TONG NETWORK TEC...

1. A method for analyzing a user load in conjunction with time information, comprising:
determining whether an enterprise operates in a non-full-time operational mode or in a full-time operational mode;
obtaining operation periods of the enterprise and corresponding electricity consumptions in the case that the enterprise operates
in a non-full-time operational mode, adjusting the operation periods of the enterprise, and obtaining electricity prices for
respective adjusted operation periods of the enterprise based on a preset load distribution table and a preset electricity
price table, wherein peak load periods, flat load periods and valley load periods of a region in which the enterprise locates
are stored in the load distribution table, and electricity prices corresponding to the peak load periods, the flat load periods
and the valley load periods are stored in the electricity price table;

obtaining electricity charges of the respective operation periods of the enterprise by multiplying the electricity prices
for the respective operation periods and electricity consumptions in the respective operation periods; and

obtaining a total electricity charge of the enterprise by accumulating the electricity charges of the respective operation
periods of the enterprise;

and the method comprises:
obtaining and adjusting electricity consumptions in respective hours of the enterprise in the case that the enterprise operates
in a full-time operational mode; and obtaining electricity prices for the respective hours of the enterprise based on the
load distribution table and the electricity price table;

obtaining electricity charges of the respective hours of the enterprise by multiplying the electricity prices for the respective
hours of the enterprise and adjusted electricity consumptions in the respective hours; and

obtaining a total electricity charge of the enterprise by accumulating the electricity charges of the respective hours of
the enterprise.

US Pat. No. 9,718,139

TOOL FOR GRINDING TOOTHED WORKPIECES HAVING COLLISION CONTOURS

Liebherr-Verzahntechnik G...

1. A tool for grinding tooth systems in which a maximum tool diameter is limited by collision contours on a workpiece, comprising:
a tool mandrel having an outer surface defining an outer tool mandrel diameter and with a mounting surface at least at one
end that is mountable in a machine head of a tooth grinding machine, and

a grinding tool mounted on the outer surface defining said outer tool mandrel diameter,
wherein the grinding tool is a dressable grinding tool including a plurality of individual segments that surround the outer
surface circumferentially, that are adjacent to each other circumferentially, and that are tightly connected to the outer
surface defining the outer tool mandrel diameter by gluing.

US Pat. No. 9,722,248

ELECTRODE FORMULATIONS COMPRISING GRAPHENES

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A cathode formulation comprising:
an electroactive material; and
graphene interspersed with the electroactive material;
wherein a ratio of (mean electroactive material domain size)/(mean graphene lateral domain size) ranges from 3:2 to 15:1,
and

wherein the cathode formulation is in the form of a paste or a slurry.

US Pat. No. 9,718,594

ORAL CARE INSTRUMENT AND PACKAGE THEREFORE

THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC,...

1. A toothbrush in a display package, comprising:
a handle;
a head including a plurality of contact elements, the head being attached to a neck, the neck being disposed between the head
and the handle and the neck being attached to the handle;

an indication element disposed between the head and the handle, the indication element being in electrical communication with
a power source;

a switch for connecting the indication element to the power source, the switch having a first position in which the indication
element is not energized and a second position for effecting the energizing of the indication element, the switch being placed
in the second position when a force is applied to the head; and

an at least partially translucent package body configured to at least, partially cover the toothbrush, the package body including
an open area configured to facilitate application of a force to the head and/or neck through the package body to place the
switch in the second position, wherein the package body comprises a first portion and a second portion and the open area allows
the second portion to bend with respect to the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,718,544

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING AERIAL ASSISTANCE

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) comprising:
a navigation module that provides a navigation process to generate flight-control signals for the UAV;
one or more supplies positioned on the UAV;
an alert device associated with the one or more supplies, wherein the alert device, when activated, emits at least one of
an audio and a visual signal to draw attention to the supplies; and

a control system configured to cause the UAV to:
receive a transmission indicating a supply request at a designated location;
determine an approximate target area associated with the designated location;
in response to the determination that the one or more supplies are applicable to the supply request, navigate from a launch
site to the approximate target area associated with the designated location;

in response to a determination that the UAV is located within the approximate target area, deliver the one or more supplies
to a ground level location within the approximate target area; and

in response to a determination that the one or more supplies are positioned at the ground level location, activate at least
one alert on the alert device indicating that the one or more supplies are available at the designated location of the supply
request.

US Pat. No. 9,718,201

SHAVING RAZOR PIVOT LOCK

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A shaving razor comprising:
a handle having a gripping portion extending along a longitudinal axis and a head;
a cartridge mounted to the handle, the cartridge having a shaving surface with at least one blade having a blade edge, and
an opposing surface, the cartridge having a forward pivot position and a rearward pivot position relative to the handle;

a pivot locking mechanism positioned on the head of the handle, the pivot locking mechanism having a pusher member that slides
toward and away from the cartridge between an engaged position and a disengaged position wherein the pusher member in the
engaged position directly contacts the opposing surface of the cartridge forcing the cartridge in the forward pivot position
preventing the cartridge from pivoting with respect to the handle, and the pusher member in the disengaged position is spaced
apart from the opposing surface of the cartridge in the forward pivot position allowing the cartridge to pivot relative to
the handle, wherein the pivot locking mechanism comprises a latch that locks the pusher member in the engaged position and
the latch has an upper portion extending from a body of the latch that facilitates the latch pivoting to release the latch
allowing the pusher member to slide to the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 9,717,596

DEVICE FOR ASSEMBLY OF BALL HEADS AND ADAPTER SLEEVES AS INTEGRATED COMPONENT PART OF THE PACKAGE

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A kit comprising:
a ball head for a hip prosthesis, the ball head having a cavity with an inner diameter therein;
a package comprising a collapsible projection having a cylindrical projection thereon which receives the cavity of the ball
head for a hip prosthesis, and an adapter sleeve having a hollow end;

wherein the cylindrical projection has a cylinder having a diameter which corresponds to an inside diameter of the adapter
sleeve;

wherein the collapsible projection is a yielding, collapsible structure, wherein when a necessary force is reached the collapsible
structure collapses and produces a click that can be heard thus providing tactile and audio feedback.

US Pat. No. 9,719,277

ELECTRICALLY OPERABLE MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. An electrically operable motor vehicle door lock comprising:
a locking mechanism including at least one of a locking element and an actuating element,
a motor that acts on the locking mechanism,
at least one emergency energy source for emergency operation of the motor in the event of failure of a main energy source,
and

a switching element actuated by the main energy source, which further connects the emergency energy source with the motor
electrically in the event of failure of the main energy source for emergency operation,

wherein the switching element has at least two selector positions comprising main energy source on and main energy source
off,

wherein the two selector positions main energy source on/off of the switching element correspond to matching selector positions
emergency energy source off and emergency energy source on, and

wherein the emergency energy source is switchable in parallel to the main energy source to be charged electrically by the
main energy source.

US Pat. No. 9,718,449

BRAKING CONTROL SYSTEM

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A brake control system for a motor vehicle having front and rear axles, the brake system comprising:
a controller operable in response to a braking request signal to control a front axle braking system for applying a front
axle braking force and a rear axle braking system for applying a rear axle braking force;

wherein the controller is configured to increase the front axle braking force to supplement the rear axle braking force when
a temperature of the rear axle braking system is greater than or equal to a pre-defined threshold for a defined period of
time based on a maximum period of time the rear axle braking system can operate above the pre-defined threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,723,722

SELECTIVE SOLDER MASK PRINTING ON A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB)

CAMTEK LTD., Migdal Haem...

1. A method for printing on a substrate, comprising:
determining actual locations of substrate holes;
printing a first ink on an object at locations that correspond to the actual locations of the substrate holes and curing the
first ink to provide a holes mask;

wherein, after the substrate is positioned on the object so that holes mask seals bottoms of the substrate holes, printing
a second ink on the substrate thereby forming a predefined pattern on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,720,412

MODIFYING THE BEHAVIOR OF AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE USING CONTEXT BASED PARAMETER SWITCHING

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:
determining, using a computer system, one or more characteristics of an environment of a vehicle, wherein the one or more
characteristics include a type of road on which the vehicle is traveling, wherein the vehicle is configured to operate in
an autonomous mode and comprises a sensor configured to obtain sensor data of a sensed portion of the environment, wherein
the sensed portion is defined by at least one sensor parameter;

based at least on whether the type of road on which the vehicle is traveling is a surface road or a freeway, adjusting at
least one parameter value for the at least one sensor parameter such that the sensed portion of the environment corresponds
to a region of interest, wherein the at least one sensor parameter comprises a direction parameter that defines a range of
directions from the vehicle in which the sensor obtains sensor data, wherein adjusting the at least one parameter value for
the at least one sensor parameter comprises reducing an angular range for the direction parameter to a value less than 360
degrees;

operating the sensor, using the adjusted at least one parameter value for the at least one sensor parameter, to obtain sensor
data of the region of interest; and

controlling the vehicle in the autonomous mode based on the sensor data of the region of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,717,351

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING ARTICULATING POINT-OF-SALE APPARATUSES OR DEVICES

FIRST DATA CORPORATION, ...

1. An articulating point-of-sale (POS) display assembly, comprising:
a base; a rotatable arm attached to the base, the rotatable arm comprising a first portion with a first end and a second portion
with a second end, wherein the rotatable arm is bent such that the first portion is angled and fixed with respect to the second
portion, the rotatable arm configured to rotate from a first position to a second position about a perpendicular axis with
respect to the base; a pivotable display device attached to the first end of the rotatable arm via a pivot joint located at
or near a corner of the pivotable display device, the pivotable display device configured to pivot from a third position to
a fourth position with respect to the rotatable arm; and an arm joint at the second end of the rotatable arm attaching the
rotatable arm to the base; wherein the pivot joint attaches the pivotable display device to the rotatable arm; and when the
rotatable arm is in the first positon, the pivotable display is at a landscape position with a first edge aligned with a first
edge of the base, and when the rotatable arm is in the second positon, the pivotable display is at a portrait position with
a second edge, which is adjacent to the first edge, aligned with an edge opposite the first edge of the base.

US Pat. No. 9,723,122

PROTECTIVE CASES WITH INTEGRATED ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a case configured to at least partially envelop a mobile and/or wireless electronics device;
an electronic controller integrated with or bonded to the case such that the case serves as a substrate for the electronic
controller, at least a portion of the electronic controller being deformable, the electronic controller providing an output
signal, wherein the electronic controller comprises at least one sensor to sense at least one environmental condition proximate
to the apparatus; and

at least one output device communicatively coupled to the electronic controller, and integrated with or bonded to the case,
to provide at least one perceivable output based at least in part on the output signal provided by the electronic controller,

wherein the electronic controller comprises a plurality of electronic component islands and a plurality of stretchable conductive
interconnects disposed so as to electrically interconnect at least some of the plurality of electronic component islands,
and

wherein the at least one sensor includes at least one pressure sensor configured to measure a mechanical shock and/or impact
to the apparatus or at least one temperature sensor configured to measure an ambient temperature proximate to the apparatus,
and

wherein the at least one output device comprises a plurality light emitting diodes (LEDs) of different colors, and
wherein the output signal controls the LEDs to display different colors correlated to the measured degrees of shock and/or
impact or correlated to the sensed ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,721,097

NEURAL ATTENTION MECHANISMS FOR MALWARE ANALYSIS

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for using machine learning to detect malicious code, the method comprising:
reviewing, with a convolutional neural network, a sequence of chunks into which an input is divided, the reviewing comprising
optimizing a navigation through the input to at least classify the input;

examining, using a recurrent neural network in series with the convolutional neural network, at least some of the sequence
of chunks to determine how to progress through the sequence of chunks;

summarizing a state of the at least some of the chunks examined using the recurrent neural network to form an output, the
output comprising a classification of the input, the classification being indicative of a likelihood that the input includes
malicious code;

calculating a difference between the output and a desired target output, the difference being interpreted as an error in the
classification of the input; and

backpropagating the difference back through a plurality of hidden states to update model parameters, the model parameters
being updated to at least minimize the error in the classification of the input.

US Pat. No. 9,719,801

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CALIBRATING SENSORS USING ROAD MAP DATA

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, via at least one sensor coupled to a vehicle, information indicative of an environment of the vehicle, wherein
the information includes measurements of a series of lane markers extending as a lane boundary of a road that the vehicle
is traveling;

based on the information indicative of the environment of the vehicle, determining estimated locations for the series of lane
markers relative to the vehicle as the vehicle travels the road according to the lane boundary;

receiving map data that depicts the road that the vehicle is traveling and includes location information for the series of
lane markers;

determining, using the map data, given locations for the series of lane markers relative to the vehicle as the vehicle travels
the road according to the lane boundary;

performing, as the vehicle travels the road, a comparison to determine differences between the estimated locations of the
series of lane markers based on the information from the at least one sensor and the given locations for the series of lane
markers determined using the map data; and

based on the differences determined by the comparison, providing instructions to adjust at least one of an orientation or
an intensity of the at least one sensor relative to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,721,982

ONE TRANSISTOR ACTIVE PIXEL SENSOR WITH TUNNEL FET

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A method for operating a tunnel field effect transistor for detecting light, the tunnel field effect transistor including
a p-type region connected to a source terminal, a n-type region connected to a drain terminal, an intrinsic region located
between the p-type region and the n-type region to form a P-I junction or a N-I junction with the n-type region or the p-type
region, respectively, a first insulating layer and a first gate electrode, the first gate electrode covering a portion of
the intrinsic region on one side, and a second insulating layer and a second gate electrode covering an entire other side
of the intrinsic region opposite to the one side, an area of the intrinsic region that is not covered by the first gate electrode
forming a non-gated intrinsic area for light absorption, the method comprising the steps of:
biasing the second gate electrode to remove a potential well in the intrinsic region for removing charges from the intrinsic
region;

applying a voltage to the second gate electrode to form the potential well in the intrinsic region while simultaneously exposing
the non-gated intrinsic area to light to accumulate a charge in the non-gated intrinsic area; and

reading out the charge from the non-gated intrinsic area via the drain terminal by generating band-to-band tunneling with
a voltage applied to the first gate electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,719,662

THIN-FORM LENS FOR VOLUME LIGHTING APPLICATIONS

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A lens for redirecting light from a light source positioned in a plane and along a centerline, the centerline normal to
the plane, the lens comprising:
a reflecting portion having an inner surface and an outer surface, wherein:
the inner surface comprises a plurality of stepped refracting surfaces parallel to the plane, the plurality of refracting
surfaces including at least a first refracting surface and a last refracting surface, the first refracting surface extending
from the centerline at a first distance from the plane, each subsequent refracting surface positioned farther from the centerline
and farther from the plane; and

the outer surface comprises at least one curved segment, the at least one curved segment having a first end at the centerline
at a selected first lens thickness from the first step and having a second end positioned farther from the centerline and
farther from the plane than the first end, the second end of the curved segment spaced apart from the last refracting surface
of the inner surface by a second lens thickness, the outer surface having at least one curvature selected such that light
from the light source incident on the inner surface is refracted by the inner surface and is totally internally reflected
by the outer surface;

and
a refracting portion having an inner surface and an outer surface, the refracting portion extending from the reflecting portion
in a first direction away from the centerline and in a second direction toward the plane with the inner surface facing toward
the centerline.

US Pat. No. 9,718,984

MULTI-ACID MULTI-BASE GRAFT COPOLYMER DISPERSANTS

Lubrizol Advanced Materia...

1. A dispersant for use at the interface between an organic medium and a particulate solid, said dispersant comprising a surface
active reaction product of a polyether functionalized polyacid reacted with an aminic polybasic species and salts thereof,
wherein said polyether functionalized polyacid species comprises a polyacid portion of 10 to 500 repeat units, wherein at
least 45 mole % of said repeat units are derived from free radically polymerizable unsaturated monomers with one or more carboxylic
acid groups, said polyacid portion comprising at least two free acid groups selected from the types consisting of a carboxylic
acid, salt of a carboxylic acid, anhydride of a dicarboxylic acid, acid from phosphorus, and acid from sulfur, and said repeat
units being derived from free-radically polymerizing monomers that had contained a polymerizable carbon-to-carbon double bond,

wherein said polyether functionalized polyacid comprises two or more polyether segments with an oxygen or aminic group (J)
near a terminus of the polyether and connected to said polyacid portion via ester, amide, and/or imide linkages, wherein said
two or more polyether segments comprises a polyether segment of the Q? type having the formula -J-(C?H2?—O)T—(CH2CH2O)X—R2 where ? is 3 and/or 4, -J- is —O—, —N(H)—, or >N—, T is from 4 to 45 total C3 and C4 alkylene oxide repeat units and X is up to 45 repeat units of ethylene oxide per segment, and R2 is a hydrocarbyl group with up to 36 carbon atoms, and/or a polyether segment of G? type having the formula -J-(C?H2?—O)L—(CH2CH2O)M—R1, where ? is 3 and/or 4, -J- is —O—, —N(H)—, or >N—, M is from 3 to 60 ethylene oxide units and L is up to 20 total C3 and C4 alkylene oxide units per segment, and R1 is a hydrocarbyl group with up to 36 carbon atoms, M is greater than L;

wherein the number ratio of said acid groups of said polyacid to carbonyl groups in the form of an ester, amide or imide type
functionalized with G? type polyether segments to carbonyl in the form of an ester, amide, or imide type functionalized with
Q? type polyether segments is 20-90:0-35:5-80 wherein the amount of Q? is further defined as the sum of variables Qa?+Qb? where Qa? is the portion of Q where J is —N(H)— or >N— and Qb? is the portion of Q? where J is —O—; with the provisions that a) the sum of G?+Qa? is at least 2.5, and b) Qa?+Qb?+G? is at least 10;

wherein said aminic polybasic species comprises a polyamine that is linear or branched having a molecular weight from about
140 to 100,000 g/mole;

wherein said reaction product includes two or more ionic and/or covalent bonds between said polyether functionalized polyacid
and said aminic polybasic species and the weight ratio of the polyether functionalized polyacid to the aminic polybasic species
is from 1:1 to 35:1.

US Pat. No. 9,723,727

MODULAR ELECTRONIC INSTRUMENTATION CHASSIS WITH INTEGRATED HIGH PERFORMANCE REFERENCE CLOCK AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A modular electronic instrumentation platform chassis for use with a plurality of instrumentation modules and comprising:
a frame defining a module area and a non-module area, the module area comprising a plurality of slots open to a front of the
frame and configured to receive instrumentation modules therein;

a front panel carried by the frame on the front of the frame adjacent the plurality of slots;
a chassis power unit carried by the frame in the non-module area and configured to provide power to the plurality of instrumentation
modules received in the slots; and

a reference clock unit carried by the frame in the non-module area and configured to provide a low phase-noise reference clock
for the plurality of instrumentation modules received in the slots, the reference clock unit comprising:

vibration dampening mounts that mount the reference clock unit to the frame,
a power supply circuitry enabling electrical isolation of the reference clock unit from the chassis power unit,
a reference clock circuitry,
a shield to isolate the power supply circuitry from the reference clock circuitry, and
a plurality of reference clock outputs mounted in the front panel and coupled to the reference clock circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,723,683

CURRENT SPLITTER FOR LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A lighting emitting diode (LED) system, comprising:
a first LED array having one or more LED devices;
a second LED array having one or more LED devices;
a dimmable driver circuit configured to provide a driver output; and
a current splitter circuit configured to receive the driver output and to provide a first current to the first LED array and
a second current to the second LED array;

an interface provided at the current splitter circuit configured to receive a variable reference signal;
wherein the current splitter circuit is configured to control a current ratio of the first current and the second current
according to a non-linear current ratio control curve, the non-linear current ratio control curve specifying the current ratio
as a function of at least the variable reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,723,667

OUTPUT TUNING AND DIMMING INTERFACE FOR AN LED DRIVER

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. An LED driver circuit for group tuning one or more power parameters of the LED driver circuit with one or more other LED
driver circuits by a programming device via a shared bus, the LED driver circuit comprising:
a power converter configured to generate an output voltage and an output current for driving an LED array;
a dimming interface circuit configured to generate a dimming control signal based on an input received across first and second
dimming interface input terminals during an online mode of operation;

a tuning interface circuit coupled to the first and second dimming interface input terminals during an offline mode of operation,
wherein the LED driver circuit is configured to receive both programming signals and power from the programming device via
the tuning interface circuit when operating in the offline mode of operation;

a controller configured (i) during the online mode of operation to regulate the output voltage and the output current generated
by the power converter, and (ii) during the offline mode of operation to receive at least one of the programming signals and
power from the programming device.

US Pat. No. 9,723,642

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION SESSIONS USING TUNNELS

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a mobility management entity server comprising a processor and a memory, a first request for release of a resource
associated with a communication device, the first request being received from a network node;

storing, by the mobility management entity server in the memory, tunnel identification information for a downlink tunnel associated
with the communication device and the network node;

providing, by the mobility management entity server to a serving gateway, a second request responsive to the first request;
marking, by the mobility management entity server, the tunnel identification information as inactive responsive to the first
request, wherein the providing of the second request to the serving gateway causes the serving gateway to store the tunnel
identification information, and wherein the storing of the tunnel identification information continues after the marking;
and

maintaining the downlink tunnel when marked as active or inactive by not tearing down the downlink tunnel when not in use,
wherein the downlink tunnel is part of a path of network nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,722,605

LOW LEAKAGE AND DATA RETENTION CIRCUITRY

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. A system for controlling power consumption within an integrated circuit, the system comprising:
a power island including a first circuit, the first circuit configured to:
receive input signals,
receive a hold signal,
process the input signals, and
retain data during a sleep state having low leakage based on the hold signal;
a sleep circuitry coupled to the first circuit, the sleep transistor configured to:
receive a voltage sleep signal, and
reduce power consumption of the first circuit during the sleep state, the first circuit having low leakage based on the sleep
signal while concurrently retaining the data; and

a source follower circuitry in parallel with said sleep circuitry, the source follower circuitry configured to provide a moderate
impedance while the sleep circuitry is in a sleep mode and reduce leakage in the first circuit by reducing the voltage across
the first circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,721,141

WRIST-WORN APPARATUS CONTROL WITH FINGERPRINT DATA

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. A wrist-worn apparatus comprising:
a physical activity-related measurement sensor interface;
a fingerprint sensor;
one or more processors;
a display; and
one or more non-transitory memories including computer program code, the computer program code configured to, with the one
or more processors, cause the apparatus to perform operations comprising:

receiving fingerprint data from a user using the fingerprint sensor;
identifying the fingerprint data as matching with one finger of the user on the basis of a comparison between the fingerprint
data and reference data of a plurality of fingers of the user stored in the one or more non-transitory memories;

selecting a function of a physical activity-related measurement on the basis of the identified finger;
detecting clicking of the finger on the fingerprint sensor;
selecting the function of the apparatus on the basis of the identified finger and further on the basis of the detected clicking
of the finger, the selected function comprising a user interface displayed on the display comprising at least one of a control
of an apparatus internal sensor measuring functioning of the body of the user, a control of an apparatus external sensor measuring
functioning of the body of the user, a control of a heart rate measurement of the user, a control of an acceleration measurement
related to a movement of the user, a control of a well-being measurement of the user, a control of a menu related to a sport
exercised by the user, a control of a start of an exercise measuring function of the user, a control of a stop of the exercise
measuring function of the user; and

selecting a home button press as the function on the basis of an earlier assignment of a finger of the user to the home button
press function, whereupon the apparatus navigates to a predetermined page of the user interface displayed on the display.

US Pat. No. 9,720,203

LENS UNIT

NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION,...

1. A lens unit comprising:
a plurality of lenses;
a lens holder which holds the plurality of the lenses; and
a circular ring-shaped sealing member made of rubber;
wherein a first lens of the plurality of lenses is disposed closest to an object side and is a plastic lens, the first lens
being formed with a small diameter part and a large diameter part, the small diameter part having an outer diameter set to
be smaller than the large diameter part and in a step shape on an image side of the first lens;

wherein a sealing member accommodation part, which is a space in which the sealing member is disposed, is provided between
an outer peripheral face of the small diameter part and an opposed face which is an inner peripheral face of the lens holder
that faces the outer peripheral face of the small diameter part;

wherein the sealing member accommodation part accommodates the sealing member so as to have clearance in an optical axis direction;
and

an inner face of the lens holder for defining the sealing member accommodation part is formed with a sealing member coming-off
prevention part which is projected to the sealing member accommodation part to narrow the clearance on the image side of the
sealing member accommodation part and thereby movement to the image side of the sealing member is restricted;

an end face on the image side of the sealing member accommodation part is formed of an image side end face which is extended
to an inner side in a radial direction from an inner side face of the sealing member coming-off prevention part; and

wherein the sealing member coming-off prevention part is a protruded part which is formed so that a part including a face
perpendicular to the image side end face is protruded to an inside of the sealing member accommodation part.

US Pat. No. 9,718,023

GAS SEPARATION MEMBRANE MODULE AND GAS SEPARATION METHOD

UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., Ya...

2. A process for producing nitrogen-rich air from the air using an air separation membrane module including an air separation
membrane, the process comprising feeding the air at 175° C. or higher to the air separation membrane, wherein the air separation
membrane in the air separation membrane module comprises a material having no glass-transition temperature at 300° C. or lower,
wherein after being placed at 175° C. for 2 hours, the air separation membrane exhibits a shape-retention ratio of 95% or
more.

US Pat. No. 9,717,324

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A TOOTHBRUSH AND TOOTHBRUSH PRODUCED THEREBY

THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC,...

1. A method of producing a manual toothbrush comprising a head having at least one cleaning element having a first end mounted
to the head, a handle, and a neck portion connected to the head and to the handle, the method comprising:
providing a coupling element comprising a first end structured and configured to be located in the neck portion and a second
end structured and configured to be located in the handle, the first end being opposite to the second end, wherein providing
a coupling element comprises making the coupling element by injection-molding;

arranging the first end of the coupling element in a first injection molding cavity;
providing the at least one cleaning element and arranging the first end thereof in the first injection molding cavity;
injecting a first plastic material into the first injection molding cavity, wherein the first end of the at least one cleaning
element and the first end of the coupling element are over-molded, thereby forming at least a portion of the head and the
neck portion;

providing a handle comprising a receiving element, wherein providing a handle comprises making the handle by injection-molding;
irreversibly interconnecting the second end of the coupling element and the receiving element of the handle, thereby forming
the manual toothbrush,

wherein the injection molding of the coupling element and the injection molding of the handle is performed in parallel.
US Pat. No. 9,718,892

METHOD OF TREATING MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION BY ADMINISTERING A BI-SPECIFIC FUSION PROTEIN

Merrimack Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of treating myocardial infarction, the method comprising:
administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a fusion protein comprising annexin V and
IGF-1,

wherein annexin V comprises an amino acid sequence recited in SEQ ID NO: 31 and wherein IGF-1 comprises an amino acid sequence
having at least 98.5% identity with SEQ ID NO: 3,

wherein the fusion protein has the property to bind apoptotic cardiomyocytes and to stimulate Akt signaling in healthy cardiomyocytes.

US Pat. No. 9,722,437

BALANCING DEVICE AND METHOD

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A balancing device for balancing for an energy storage module comprising a plurality of energy storage units connected
in series between a first connection terminal and a second connection terminal, the device comprising:
a transformer comprising a primary winding and a secondary winding; and
a switch network selectively connecting at least one of the plurality of energy storage units to at least one of the primary
and secondary windings of the transformer,

wherein the switch network comprises:
a first cell switch unit having one terminal coupled one to one to odd-numbered nodes formed between the first connection
terminal and the second connection terminal and another terminal commonly coupled to form a first common node;

a second cell switch unit having one terminal coupled one to one to even-numbered nodes formed between the first connection
terminal and the second connection terminal and another terminal commonly coupled to form a second common node; and

a polarity switch unit for selectively connecting the first common node and the second common node to one terminal or another
terminal of the primary winding, respectively, between the transformer and the first and second cell switch units.

US Pat. No. 9,721,687

METHOD OF STORING A CHIMNEY ASSEMBLY OF A REACTOR PRESSURE VESSEL DURING A NUCLEAR REACTOR OUTAGE

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A method of storing a chimney assembly of a reactor pressure vessel during a nuclear reactor outage, comprising:
detaching a chimney barrel with upper chimney partitions therein from a top guide assembly of the reactor pressure vessel,
a height of the upper chimney partitions being less than a height of the chimney barrel so as to leave a plenum region in
a top section of the chimney barrel, the top guide assembly including lower chimney partitions therein;

removing the lower chimney partitions from the top guide assembly; and
inserting the lower chimney partitions into the plenum region of the chimney barrel so as to be on the upper chimney partitions,
the chimney assembly being a combination of at least the chimney barrel, the upper chimney partitions, and the lower chimney
partitions.

US Pat. No. 9,718,806

QUINAZOLINE INHIBITORS OF ACTIVATING MUTANT FORMS OF EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound of formula (I):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,718,531

AIRCRAFT DRAINAGE SYSTEM

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A drain for expelling fluids from an interior of an aircraft to an exterior of the aircraft, the drain comprising:
a drain tube disposed at the interior of the aircraft having a first end disposed in fluid communication with an aircraft
equipment to be drained and an opposite second end, wherein the drain tube terminates at the second end at a location within
the interior of the aircraft;

a seal which extends between the second end of the drain tube and an inner side of an outer skin of the aircraft, delimiting
a drainage cavity; and

a perforation in the outer skin that extends from the cavity through the outer skin to the exterior of the aircraft;
wherein: fluid from the drain tube enters the drainage cavity and passes directly from the drainage cavity, through the perforation
in the outer skin to the exterior of the aircraft; and the seal sealingly surrounds a portion of the inner side of the outer
skin through which the perforation extends.

US Pat. No. 9,717,824

MULTI-COMPONENT JOINING OF PLASTIC PREPARATIONS IN ORDER TO PRODUCE MEDICAL DEVICES WITH FUNCTIONAL SURFACES

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A process for producing an implant having a functional surface, wherein a base body and the functional surface are produced
in one work step; wherein the process comprises the steps of:
(a) preparation of a ceramic powder mixture;
(b) adding to the ceramic powder mixture a plastic binder system, wherein the plastic binder system is adapted to a subsequent
molding process, and the ceramic powder mixture with the plastic binder system forms a first feedstock;

(c) dividing the first feedstock and adding aggregates to a part of the feedstock to form a second feedstock;
(d) carrying out a molding process, wherein the base body and the bone-affine surface are molded from the first and second
feedstock, wherein the molding process is a high or low pressure injection molding process or an extrusion process

(e) debinding of the green part;
(f) sintering and debinding of the brown part of the implant molded in the previous step to yield the finished implant with
a bone-affine surface.

US Pat. No. 9,722,459

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. An uninterruptible power supply, comprising:
an input configured to receive input power;
an output;
a power conversion circuit coupled with the input and the output;
a controller coupled with the power conversion circuit;
the power conversion circuit comprising an inverter;
the inverter comprising a low pass filter;
the low pass filter comprising an inductor; and
the controller configured to provide control signals to the inverter such that a first current, measured at the inductor,
generates a second current at the output having an output waveform, the first current having a first polarity and the second
current having a second polarity, wherein the first polarity is either zero or the same polarity as the second polarity over
a complete cycle of the output waveform.

US Pat. No. 9,720,132

ILLUMINATION FOR THE DETECTION OF RAINDROPS ON A WINDOW BY MEANS OF A CAMERA

1. A device for detecting rain on a window of a vehicle, the device comprising:
a camera;
a lighting source for emitting visible light in an illumination direction onto a window of the vehicle; and
a shutter device having a grille with a plurality of slats between the lighting source and the window, the slats directing
the visible light in the illumination direction onto the window while blocking or attenuating the visible light in directions
other than the illumination direction,

wherein the camera and the lighting source are configured and arranged in such a way that the camera can detect the visible
light which the lighting source emits onto the window.

US Pat. No. 9,719,284

HINGE AND DAMPING DEVICE THEREOF

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A damping device comprising:
a housing;
a damper arranged on the housing, the damper comprising a first movable member and a second movable member longitudinally
movable relative to each other;

an abutting member configured to abut against the second movable member of the damper; and
an adjusting member transversely movable relative to the housing, wherein the adjusting member has a first hole, a second
hole, and at least one guiding section located between the first hole and the second hole, the adjusting member is connected
to the housing by a mounting member passing through one of the first hole and the second hole, said mounting member is selectively
positionable into one of said first hole and said second hole through the guiding section;

wherein when the mounting member passes through the first hole of the adjusting member, the adjusting member abuts against
the first movable member of the damper;

wherein when the mounting member passes through the second hole of the adjusting member, the adjusting member does not abut
against the first movable member of the damper.

US Pat. No. 9,718,773

SUBSTITUTED 5 MEMBERED HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND PREPARATION THEREOF

Council of Scientific and...

1. A novel substituted 5 membered heterocyclic compounds of Formula I and its enantiomers,
wherein,
i) when, U is CH2 then A is Ts; W is NHBoc; R is aryl, substituted aryl or heteroaryl (wherein substituents are seleceted from Br, Cl, F, CF3, CH3, —OCH3, and —SCH3); and

a) X is OH, Y and Z are Hydrogen; or
b) X is H, Y is —CH2COOEt and Z is —COOEt;

ii) when, U is NCOOR? then A is COOR?; W is H; R is H, aryl, substituted aryl (wherein substituents are selected from —OCH3, —SCH3, CH3, NO2, and —OCH2O—), alkyl, linear or branched alkyl substituted by —OBn; X is —CH2COOEt; Y is H; Z is H and R? is alkyl-linear or branched.

US Pat. No. 9,723,664

CONTROL METHODS AND POWER CONVERTERS SUITABLE FOR TRIAC DIMMING

LEADTREND TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A power converter suitable for converting an input power source into an output power source, the power converter comprising:
a power controller powered by an operation power source with an operation voltage, comprising:
a high-voltage pin coupled to the input power source;
a high-voltage device capable of draining a conduction current from the input power source via the high-voltage pin;
a high-voltage startup control circuit, for detecting the operation voltage;
a cutoff-time detection circuit for detecting an input voltage of the input power source to provide a detected voltage; and
a demultiplexer coupled to the high-voltage device, the high-voltage startup control circuit and the cutoff-time detection
circuit, for forwarding the conduction current to the operation power source during a startup procedure and to a ground line
when the detected voltage is below a setting voltage;

wherein the conduction current charges the operation power source during the startup procedure; and
the conduction current goes through the high-voltage device and does not charge the operation power source when the detected
voltage is below the setting voltage.