US Pat. No. 9,765,777

PUMP

Magna Powertrain Bad Homb...

11. A pump comprising:
a cam ring having an aperture;
a rotor disposed within the aperture for rotation relative to the cam ring, the rotor having radial recesses in which radially
moveable delivery elements are disposed;

a side plate closing off a first side of the aperture;
a pressure plate closing off a second side of the aperture, wherein a pressure region of the pump is fluidically connectable
to external surroundings of the pressure plate through the pressure plate;

the pressure region of the pump fluidically connected to an under-vane region of the delivery elements;
a cold-start plate;
a profiled spring applying a pre load against the pressure plate such that, at least when the pump is stationary, the cold-start
plate is biased against the pressure plate and fluidically disconnects the pressure region of the pump from the external surroundings
through the pressure plate, the profiled spring including an outer ring, at least one pair of spring tongues extending from
the outer ring and engaging the cold-start plate, and an axial projection extending from the outer ring for securing the profiled
spring to the pressure plate.

US Pat. No. 9,765,134

MZB1, A NOVEL B CELL FACTOR, AND USES THEREOF

Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Z...

1. A method of treating a B-cell related autoimmune disease in a patient, the method comprising administering an effective
amount of an antibody to a patient with a B-cell related autoimmune disease, thereby inhibiting antibody production in B-cells
and treating the B-cell related autoimmune disease in the patient, wherein the antibody binds a polypeptide comprising an
amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of:
(a) the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4,
(b) the amino acid sequence encoded by the nucleotide sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3,
(c) the amino acid sequence of (a) or (b) further comprising an amino-terminal methionine, and
(d) an amino acid sequence which is a human ortholog of any of (a)-(c), optionally further comprising an amino-terminal methionine,
wherein (d) has positive regulatory activity on antibody production in B cells of the polypeptide having the amino acid sequence
of any of (a)-(c).

US Pat. No. 9,735,165

VERTICALLY STACKED FINFET FUSE

International Business Ma...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:
a FinFET fuse present in a fuse area and comprising a plurality of vertically stacked and spaced apart conductive semiconductor
fin portions located one atop the other, and a doped epitaxial semiconductor material structure located on exposed surfaces
of each conductive semiconductor fin portion of said plurality of vertically stacked and spaced apart conductive semiconductor
fin portions, wherein a topmost surface of each doped epitaxial semiconductor material structure is merged with a bottommost
surface of an overlying doped epitaxial semiconductor material structure, wherein each doped epitaxial semiconductor material
structure is diamond shaped.

US Pat. No. 9,736,858

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a data retransmission by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
configuring, by the UE, a first cell and a second cell having different subframe patterns, wherein every downlink (DL) subframe
of the first cell has only a basic set of hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) resources, and the second
cell includes a first uplink (UL) subframe associated with the basic set of HARQ-ACK resources and a second UL subframe associated
with an additional set of HARQ-ACK resources;

transmitting, by the UE, data via the second cell based on a UL grant of the first cell; and
retransmitting, by the UE, the data according to control information of the first cell,
wherein the data is retransmitted using at least one of a non-adaptive retransmission procedure or an adaptive retransmission
procedure when the data is transmitted in the first UL subframe of the second cell, and

wherein the data is retransmitted using only the adaptive retransmission procedure when the data is transmitted in the second
UL subframe of the second cell.

US Pat. No. 9,736,934

TOUCH PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CONDUCTIVE LAYER FOR TOUCH PANEL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A touch panel having an active area and a non-active area formed at an outer side of the active area defined therein, the
touch panel comprising:
a support member; and
a conductive layer formed on the support member and comprising an electrode part in the active area to sense touch and a wiring
part disposed in the non-active area to be connected to the electrode part,

wherein, in the non-active area, the wiring part is disposed on the support member and the electrode part is partially disposed
on the wiring part,

wherein the electrode part comprises a sensor part disposed in the active area and a wiring connection part electrically connected
to the sensor part and disposed in the non-active area,

wherein the wiring part comprises an electrode connection part disposed between the wiring connection part and the support
member and a wiring extending from the wiring connection part,

wherein a width of the wiring connection part is identical to or smaller than a width of the electrode connection part at
a portion at which the wiring connection part and the electrode connection part are stacked,

wherein the electrode part comprises a first electrode extending in a first direction and a second electrode extending in
a second direction different from the first direction within the active area,

wherein the support member comprises a first base member and a second base member spaced apart from the first base member,
and

wherein the conductive layer comprises a first conductive layer on the first base member and a second conductive layer on
the second base member, and further comprising:

a first seed layer formed between the first base member and the first conductive layer; and
a second seed layer formed between the second base member and the second conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,736,866

METHOD OF IMPLEMENTING FAST RECOVERY OF PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEMS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a mobility management entity (MME) for implementing recovery of a public warning system (PWS), the method comprising:
receiving a first PWS restart indication message including an identity of a home evolved nodeB (HeNB) gateway (GW) from the
HeNB GW; and

transmitting the first PWS restart indication message received from the HeNB GW to a cell broadcast center (CBC),
wherein an identity of an HeNB in a second PWS restart indication message transmitted from the HeNB is replaced with the identity
of the HeNB GW by the HeNB GW.

US Pat. No. 9,736,961

TOP LOADING CARTRIDGE

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A top loading cartridge comprising:
a support member to receive a network switch module; a rail member attached to the support member to engage with a tray that
receives the top loading cartridge; and a lock mechanism including:

a housing to hingedly attach to the support member; a hooked tray engagement member to extend from the housing to engage with
a tray attached to a chassis when the housing is rotated from a first position to a second position and the hooked tray engagement
member to retract in the housing in the first position;

a tab to connect to the housing, the tab to move with a lock engagement member between a first position and a second position;
the lock engagement member to extend from the tab at least partially into a receptacle included in the support member in the
first position; and

a resilient member to move the tab between an equilibrium position and a displaced position based on a force applied to the
tab.

US Pat. No. 9,736,958

SERVER ASSEMBLY WITH FRONT OPENING

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A server assembly comprising:
a housing;
a tray mounted in the housing, having a receiving space and a front surface, and having an open position in which the receiving
space of the tray is accessible and a closed position in which the receiving space of the tray is inaccessible;

a first set of chip connections in the receiving space configured to vertically receive and remove at least one first storage
device; and

the front surface of the tray defining at least one opening below the receiving space configured to horizontally receive and
remove at least one second storage device;

wherein the first set of chip connections are configured to electronically couple the at least one first storage device with
the server assembly and are inaccessible when the tray is in the closed position, and the at least one opening in the front
surface is accessible regardless of whether the tray is in the open or closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,736,952

VEHICLE-MOUNTED ELECTRONIC MODULE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An on-vehicle electronic module comprising:
a circuit board including a mounting region and a terminal forming region, an electronic component being mounted in the mounting
region, a board terminal being formed in the terminal forming region; and

a case housing the mounting region of the circuit board,
wherein the case includes a case member integrally formed with a wall surface and a male connector housing, the wall surface
forming a case internal space that houses the mounting region, a female connector being mounted to the male connector housing,

the circuit board penetrates the case member such that the terminal forming region is exposed to a housing space side of the
male connector housing,

the circuit board integrally includes, between the mounting region and the terminal forming region, an insulating resin member
that is integrally fixed to the circuit board and fixes the circuit board to the case member,

the case member is integrally formed with the wall surface and the male connector housing, the wall surface forming the case
internal space that houses the mounting region, the female connector being mounted to the male connector housing,

the case member includes a partition wall that separates the case internal space and a housing space of the male connector
housing from each other, and the insulating resin member is fixed to the partition wall;

wherein a slit is formed between board terminals in the terminal forming region from an end surface of the circuit board,
and

a rivet-shaped insulating resin is disposed while filling the slit, the rivet-shaped insulating resin including a head portion
wider than a slit width on each of both surfaces of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,736,855

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLE STATION CAMPING CHANNELS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for transmitting over a wireless communications network, the method comprising:
transmitting a message to a first device and a second device on a first channel, the message sufficient to inform the first
device to camp on a first primary channel during a time slot and the message sufficient to inform the second device to camp
on a second primary channel during the time slot;

determining whether the first primary channel is busy during the time slot;
if the first primary channel is determined to not be busy during the time slot, communicating with the first device on the
first primary channel during the time slot; and

if the first primary channel is determined to be busy during the time slot, hopping from the first primary channel to the
second primary channel and communicating with the second device using the second primary channel during the time slot instead
of communicating with the first device on the first primary channel during the time slot.

US Pat. No. 9,736,879

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, WIRELESS STATION, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A wireless communications system comprising:
a base station; and
a wireless station, wherein
the base station, after receiving a first control signal of Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol including classifying information,
configures transition from an RRC idle mode to an RRC connected mode by a second control signal of RRC protocol indicating
a timing of the transition from the RRC idle mode to the RRC connected mode, wherein the second control signal is transmitted
from the base station to the wireless station or from the wireless station to the base station, and

the wireless station performs transition from the RRC idle mode to the RRC connected mode at the timing indicated by the second
control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,736,936

ELECTRONIC FABRIC WITH INCORPORATED CHIP AND INTERCONNECT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A method of making an electronic device comprising:
depositing one or more metallization layers on a flexible substrate;
coupling the flexible substrate to a first fabric layer; and
electrically coupling a plurality of electronic components to the one or more metallization layers by forming one or more
coupling connections in a form factor pattern that is a standard or uniform form factor regardless of individual functionality,
die design, or substrate design of the particular electronic component.

US Pat. No. 9,736,881

CONTROLLING USER EQUIPMENT NODES FOR ENHANCED UPLINK AND USER EQUIPMENT NODES CONFIGURED FOR ENHANCED UPLINK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a user equipment node for controlling uplink transmission of data to a network node of a communications system,
the method comprising:
determining, while the user equipment node is operating in Forward Access Channel (CELL_FACH) state, whether an Enhanced Uplink
Dedicated Channel (E-DCH) Radio Network Temporary Identifier (E-RNTI) is available to the user equipment node, and setting
a variable READY_FOR_COMMON_EDCH in the user equipment node to a value indicating FALSE responsive to determining that the
E-RNTI is not available to the user equipment node,

determining that the user equipment node is not able to communicate on an E-DCH in CELL_FACH state in response to determining
that the E-RNTI is not available to the user equipment node, and

transmitting data in CELL_FACH state on a Random Access Channel (RACH) in response to determining that the E-RNTI is not available
to the user equipment node.

US Pat. No. 9,736,853

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication apparatus in a wireless power transmission system, the communication apparatus comprising:
a controller configured to
detect state information of a plurality of channels available in a communication cell that have been assigned to a plurality
of sources each configured to transmit wireless power,

identify sources that are operating in a transmitting mode among the plurality of sources based on the state information,
and

determine a channel for which a channel assignment is to be requested based on the state information and the sources identified
by the identifying unit, the determined channel being one of the plurality of channels; and

a communication unit configured to transmit a channel assignment request message to the source to which the determined channel
is assigned while the source to which the determined channel is assigned is operating in a receiving mode.

US Pat. No. 9,736,969

RECEIVING DEVICE AND SHIELD CASE CONNECTION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A receiving device comprising:
a shield case which is in a hollow box shape that is open on one side, the shield case reducing external interfering signals
which interfere with an input signal of a broadcast wave; and

a printed wiring board including a conductive portion that is electrically connected with an electronic component,
wherein
a soldered portion is formed along a protrusion-free linearly extending side of an opening edge of the shield case, the soldered
portion electrically connecting with solder the shield case and the conductive portion of the printed wiring board,

the shield case includes an input connector,
the printed wiring board includes a core wire connection portion to be connected with a core wire included in the input connector,
and a front resist layer over the conductive portion on a front surface of the printed wiring board,

the soldered portion is provided for, from among sides of the opening edge of the shield case, a side that is disposed closest
to the core wire connection portion, and

the receiving device further comprises a front slit formed in the front resist layer in a position inside the shield case,
the front slit dividing a portion of the conductive portion that is disposed near the core wire connection portion, the front
slit being formed by boring only the front resist layer and blocks electrical conduction, and the front slit having a lower
permittivity compared to the front resist layer.

US Pat. No. 9,736,798

SIGNAL QUALITY MEASUREMENT FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device, the method comprising:
measuring power of a Device-to-Device (D2D) signal used by the wireless device for D2D operation, wherein the D2D signal comprises
a physical resource for a D2D control or data transmission other than a physical Device-to-Device Synchronization Signal (D2DSS);

determining a power difference between the measured power of the D2D signal and a physical D2DSS [Device to Device Synchronization
(D2DSS)];

estimating power of a D2DSS using the measured power of the D2D signal and the determined power difference; and
performing a D2D operation using the estimated power of the D2DSS.

US Pat. No. 9,736,966

HEAT SINK WITH INTEGRATED THREADED LID

International Business Ma...

1. A heat sink structure comprising:
a heat sink;
a threaded heat sink base pocket within the heat sink;
a module lid, wherein the module lid thermally interfaces with a die, and wherein the module lid has a polygonal shape that
has corners;

a threaded exterior portion of the module lid, wherein the threaded exterior portion of the module lid is only at the corners
of the module lid; and

a thread engagement between the threaded heat sink base pocket and the threaded exterior portion of the module lid, wherein
the thread engagement mechanically couples the heat sink to the module lid.

US Pat. No. 9,736,727

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, USER TERMINAL, AND PROCESSOR

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method for performing offload to transfer a traffic load of an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio
Access Network (E-UTRAN) to a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), comprising:
starting the offload by the user terminal;
determining, by the user terminal, whether the offload is canceled after starting the offload, on a basis of a communication
status in the WLAN; and

receiving, by the user terminal, configuration information from the E-UTRAN before releasing a connection between the user
terminal and the E-UTRAN, wherein

the configuration information is information for a configuration of an operation of the user terminal after starting the offload
and after releasing the connection, and

the communication control method further comprises:
starting use of the configuration information by the user terminal only after transition to an idle state.

US Pat. No. 9,736,941

WIRING SUBSTRATE

SHINKO ELECTRIC INDUSTRIE...

1. A wiring substrate, comprising:
a first insulating layer;
a stack including a plurality of wiring layers and a plurality of insulating layers on a first surface of the first insulating
layer, the plurality of wiring layers including a first wiring layer formed on the first surface of the first insulating layer,
the plurality of insulating layers being famed of a photosensitive resin;

a second wiring layer on a second surface of the first insulating layer opposite to the first surface, the second wiring layer
having a lower wiring density than the plurality of wiring layers;

a metal core plate buried in the first insulating layer and positioned on a side of the stack with respect to a center of
the first insulating layer in a thickness direction of the first insulating layer; and

a via wiring buried in the first insulating layer, the via wiring having a first end face exposed at the first surface of
the first insulating layer and joined to the first wiring layer, and a second end face joined to the metal core plate,

wherein the first surface of the first insulating layer and the first end face of the via wiring are substantially flush with
each other, and

the plurality of wiring layers includes a signal line, and a ground line concentrically formed around the signal line, with
a predetermined interval between the signal line and the ground line.

US Pat. No. 9,736,970

AUTOMATIC TAPE SETTING APPARATUS

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An automatic tape setting apparatus that sets a component package tape in a tape feeder, the automatic tape setting apparatus
comprising:
a feeder holding stand that detachably holds the tape feeder;
a tape transport device that transports a component package tape from a tape reel to a pitch feed mechanism section of the
tape feeder, the component package tape including a top tape adhered to an upper surface of a carrier tape including components
spaced apart by predetermined pitches;

a tape transfer device that clamps a leading end of the top tape adhered to the carrier tape that is transported to the pitch
feed mechanism section and peels the top tape from the carrier tape in a top tape peeling section, and transfers the top tape
to a top tape delivery mechanism section of the tape feeder; and

a tape holding releasing device that releases a first tape holding section of the tape feeder when the component package tape
is transported by the tape transport device and set to the pitch feed mechanism section, causes the first tape holding section
to hold the component package tape after the component package tape is set, releases a second tape holding section of the
tape feeder when the top tape is transferred by the tape transfer device and set to a top tape delivery mechanism section
of the tape feeder, and causes the second tape holding section to hold the top tape after the top tape is set,

wherein the tape holding releasing device is disposed laterally of the feeder holding stand, and
wherein the tape holding releasing device includes a first lever to interact with the first tape holding section and a second
lever to interact with the second tape holding section.

US Pat. No. 9,736,965

PLAYBACK DEVICE FOR AIRCRAFT

TEAC Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A playback device for an aircraft to be mounted in an aircraft which plays back at least either videos or sounds, the playback
device comprising:
a casing;
a first heat source;
a second heat source arranged at a position away from the first heat source in a first direction;
a heat sink arranged on and attached to the first heat source;
a partition interposed between the first heat source and the second heat source, as an element separated from the first heat
source;

a cooling fan that is arranged on an opposite side of the partition with reference to the first heat source and spaced from
a periphery of the casing and that sends an exhaust stream to the heat sink;

and
a plurality of first outlets, wherein at least one of the first outlets is formed on a first surface of the casing and at
least one of the first outlets is formed on a second surface of the casing that is opposite the first surface of the casing
in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction and the plurality of first outlets let out the exhaust stream
diverged in two directions upon collision against the partition after passing through the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,736,207

PASSIVE OUTDIAL SUPPORT FOR MOBILE DEVICES VIA WAP PUSH OF AN MVSS URL

WEST CORPORATION, Omaha,...

11. A method for delivering an outdial voice application to a mobile device, comprising:
sending, from a client system, a WAP Push message to the mobile device, the WAP Push message configured to launch a bootstrap
application;

launching, at the mobile device, the bootstrap application upon receipt of the WAP Push message; and
loading an outdial application using the bootstrap application after the bootstrap application is launched, wherein
the mobile device comprises a Media Resource Gateway,
the WAP Push message comprises a URL of an MVSS configuration file, and
the MVSS configuration file is an XML-based configuration file comprising configuration settings of the Media Resource Gateway,
a Call Data Manager, and a URL of an intended VoiceXML target.

US Pat. No. 9,736,967

COOLING APPARATUS FOR AN ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRICAL OR ELECTRONIC DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR A CIRCUIT BREAKER, COMPRISING SUCH COOLING APPARATUS

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

1. A cooling apparatus for an electrical device, comprising an at least partially hollow body containing a refrigerant and
having a plurality of electrically conductive sections, each of said plurality of electrically conductive sections having
a respective coupling portion suitable to be thermally associated with a corresponding electrically conductive part of said
electrical device, with each electrically conductive part being different from and separate from said electrically conductive
sections, wherein said at least partially hollow body further comprises one or more electrically insulating sections, each
of said one or more electrically insulating sections being positioned between and electrically insulating from each other
two adjacent electrically conductive sections of said plurality of electrically conductive sections.

US Pat. No. 9,736,962

EFFICIENT TEMPERATURE FORCING OF SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES UNDER TEST

M.D. Mechanical Devices L...

1. A temperature-forcing system for controlling the temperature of an electronic device under test, comprising:
a refrigerant circulation subsystem configured to deliver a cooled first refrigerant through a first conduit circuit to a
heat exchanger and to deliver a pressurized second refrigerant through a second conduit circuit to said heat exchanger so
as to cool said second refrigerant; and

a temperature-forcing head, associated with said refrigerant circulation subsystem, comprising:
i) a heat spreader configured to be placed in thermal contact with said device under test;
ii) an evaporator in thermal contact with said heat spreader configured to dissipate heat from said heat spreader by evaporation
of said cooled second refrigerant flowing through said evaporator; and

iii) a resistive heater located between said evaporator and said heat spreader and in thermal contact with said heat spreader
and said evaporator,

configured to provide heat in accordance with a current applied to said heater; wherein said second conduit circuit is configured
to define at least one closed loop through which said second refrigerant is circulatable via said evaporator, so that, during
circulation, said second refrigerant is maintained in liquid phase between said heat exchanger and said evaporator and at
least partially in a gaseous phase while flowing through said evaporator;

wherein said temperature-forcing head is formed as two parts that are mutually attachable and detachable, a first one of said
parts comprising said resistive heater and said heat spreader and a second one of said parts comprising said evaporator.

US Pat. No. 9,736,878

NFC RADIO FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Device Co., Ltd., ...

1. A near field communication (NFC) radio frequency communication control method, comprising:
receiving, by a first NFC host, a first message used to indicate that a second NFC host requests radio frequency communication;
when the first NFC host determines a near field communication controller (NFCC) is currently in a non-idle state, comparing,
by the first NFC host, a priority of the second NFC host with a priority of a third NFC host, wherein the third NFC host is
an NFC host corresponding to a radio frequency communication process currently executed by the NFCC; and

when the priority of the second NFC host is higher than the priority of the third NFC host, sending, by the first NFC host,
a second message to the NFCC, to instruct the NFCC to terminate the radio frequency communication process currently executed
for the third NFC host.

US Pat. No. 9,735,459

ADJUSTABLE WAVEGUIDE ASSEMBLY

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. A system comprising:
a waveguide assembly comprising:
a first minor face corresponding to a first port, and
a first major face positioned orthogonal to the first minor face and including a recess extending from the first minor surface
towards a second minor face of the waveguide assembly, the second minor face disposed on an end of the waveguide assembly
opposite the first minor face, the second minor face corresponding to a second port;

a port assembly having a major surface disposed opposite to the first major face of the waveguide assembly, the port assembly
comprising:

a first opening on the major surface of the port assembly, the first opening corresponding to a third port,
a second opening on the major surface of the port assembly, the second opening corresponding to a fourth port, and
a reactive element disposed within the port assembly on the major surface of the port assembly at a specified distance between
the first and second openings;

a first transmission path formed between the first port and the third port; and
a second transmission path formed between the second port and the fourth port.

US Pat. No. 9,735,192

SOLID STATE IMAGING DEVICE FOR REDUCING DARK CURRENT AND IMAGING APPARATUS

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A solid state imaging device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate comprising a light sensing section and comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite
to the first surface, wherein the first surface is on a light incident side of the semiconductor substrate;

a wiring layer on the second surface; and
at least three layers over the first surface, the three layers comprising a first layer, a second layer and a third layer,
wherein the first layer and the third layer are insulating layers, and the second layer comprises a material selected from
halfnium oxide (HfO2), aluminum oxide (Al2O3), zirconium oxide (ZrO2), tantalum oxide (Ta2O5), titanium oxide (TiO2), lanthanum oxide (La2O3), praseodymium oxide (Pr2O3), cerium oxide (CeO2), neodymium oxide (Nd2O3), promethium oxide (Pm2O3), samarium oxide (Sm2O3), europium oxide (Eu2O3), gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3), terbium oxide (Tb2O3), dysprosium oxide (Dy2O3), holmium oxide (Ho2O3), erbium oxide (Er2O3), thulium oxide (Tm2O3), ytterbium oxide (Yb2O3), lutetium oxide (Lu2O3), yttrium oxide (Y2O3), hafnium nitride, aluminum nitride, hafnium oxide nitride, and aluminum oxide nitride,

wherein the second layer is disposed between the first layer and the third layer,
wherein the light sensing section includes at least a first light receiving surface and a second light receiving surface and
a pixel separating region,

wherein the pixel separating region is disposed between the first light receiving surface and the second light receiving surface
in a plan view, and

wherein at least the first layer is disposed over the first light receiving surface, the second light receiving surface, and
the pixel separating region.

US Pat. No. 9,736,176

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING SECURITY EXPOSURES OF VOIP DEVICES

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method for determining if a communication device that has been provisioned with configuration files for Voice Over IP
(VOIP) services has a security exposure, the method comprising:
obtaining data identifying a source Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the communication device;
submitting a request to the source IP address over an untrusted network;
determining that a user interface is provided in response to the request submitted to the source IP address over the untrusted
network;

determining that a VOIP phone configuration interface is exposed over the untrusted network at the source IP address based
at least in part on determining that the user interface is provided in response to the request submitted to the source IP
address over the untrusted network; and

determining that the communication device associated with the source IP address has a security exposure based at least in
part on determining that the VOIP phone configuration interface is exposed over the untrusted network at the source IP address.

US Pat. No. 9,731,637

SEAT ASSEMBLY HAVING A HEADREST AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

Lear Corporation, Southf...

14. A head restraint assembly comprising:
a support post adapted for insertion into a seat back;
a headrest that is pivotally disposed on the support post and has a support plate that includes:
an upper plate portion having an upper surface;
a first wall that extends from the upper surface and has a first hole disposed along an axis; and
a second wall that extends from the upper surface and has a second hole disposed along the axis, wherein the first hole and
the second hole are elliptical;

wherein the support post extends through the first hole and the second hole and the headrest pivots about the support post
and the axis.

US Pat. No. 9,736,943

POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A power module comprising:
a plurality of partition wall plates that are provided in a case and form a trench;
a plurality of relay terminals whose electric potentials are different, that are formed so that the plurality of partition
wall plates are positioned therebetween and that are formed to be opposed with each other;

a printed circuit board to which the plurality of relay terminals are connected and which includes a slit at a position opposing
the trench; and

a shielding plate that is placed so that one end portion of the shielding plate is positioned in the trench, and so that an
amount by which the other end portion thereof protrudes from the slit is larger than amounts by which the relay terminals
protrude from the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,735,519

COAXIAL CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING A PLURALITY OF COAXIAL CONTACTS

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A coaxial connector assembly comprising:
a connector module having a connector body that includes a front side and a plurality of coaxial contacts that are coupled
to the connector body and presented along the front side for engaging corresponding mating contacts of a mating connector,
the front side facing in a mating direction along a mating axis;

a mounting frame having a mating side and a mounting side that face in opposite directions, the mounting side facing in a
mounting direction along the mating axis and configured to interface with a support wall, the mounting frame defining a passage
that extends through the mating and mounting sides, the passage including a connector-receiving recess that opens to the mounting
side and is defined by blocking surfaces, the blocking surfaces including a first blocking surface that faces in a lateral
direction that is perpendicular to the mating axis and a second blocking surface that faces in the mounting direction, the
first and second blocking surfaces being sized and shaped relative to the connector module to permit the connector module
to float relative to the mounting frame within a confined space that is defined by the first and second blocking surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,736,909

UNIVERSAL DIMMER WITH AUTO LOAD DETECTION AND RELATED METHODS OF OPERATION

Eaton Corporation, Cleve...

1. A universal dimmer comprising a mode selection circuit configured to receive an input related to a load associated with
the universal dimmer, wherein the mode selection circuit is configured to select between more than two modes of operation
of the universal dimmer,
wherein the input related to the load associated with the universal dimmer comprises zero crossing information related to
a voltage and/or current of the load, the mode selection circuit being further configured to:

operate in an automatic detection mode such that the mode selection circuit automatically detects the load and selects the
mode of the universal dimmer based on the detected load and the zero crossing information; and

monitor the zero crossing information for multiple cycles before automatically selecting a mode for the universal dimmer from
the two or more modes.

US Pat. No. 9,735,531

FLOAT ADAPTER FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

AMPHENOL CORPORATION, Wa...

1. Method of manufacturing of a float adapter, comprising the steps of:
stamping a piece from a metal sheet;
rolling the stamped piece into a cylindrical body to form a conductive shell;
providing at least one insulator, the at least one insulator having an engagement end, an interface end opposite the engagement
member, and an inner bore extending through the engagement end and the interface end;

inserting one end of an inner contact into the inner bore of the at least one insulator;
inserting the at least one insulator and the inner contact into the conductive shell through one end of the conductive shell;
and

coupling a retaining sleeve around the conductive shell such that the retaining sleeve engages the at least one insulator.

US Pat. No. 9,734,818

INFORMATION PROVIDING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROVIDING METHOD

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An information providing device that provides text information for voice synthesis for a voice synthesis device, said information
providing device comprising:
an acquirer to acquire text information;
a detector to detect words acoustically similar to each other from said text information;
a storage to store a synonym which is brought into correspondence with each of words in advance;
a selector to select a synonym from said storage, said synonym corresponding to a word detected by said detector and being
acoustically neither same as nor similar to any word existing in said text information;

a replacer to replace the word detected by said detector with the synonym selected by said selector; and
an outputter to output said text information after being replaced by said replacer as said text information for voice synthesis.

US Pat. No. 9,734,076

DYNAMICALLY CHANGING A BUFFER FLUSH THRESHOLD OF A TAPE DRIVE BASED ON HISTORICAL TRANSACTION SIZE

International Business Ma...

10. A computer program product for dynamically changing a buffer threshold in a tape drive, the computer program product comprising
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having program code embodied therewith, the program code readable/executable
by a processor to:
monitor, by the processor, a history of sizes of data transactions between sync commands, the data transactions being from
a host to a tape drive;

determine, by the processor, that a next sync command is expected to be received relatively sooner or relatively later based
on the history of data size transactions;

write, by the processor, buffered data to a magnetic recording tape in response to determining that the next sync command
will be received relatively sooner; and

increase, by the processor, a buffer threshold for delaying writing to the magnetic recording tape in response to determining
that the next sync command will be received relatively later.

US Pat. No. 9,735,481

DAUGHTER CARD ASSEMBLY AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A daughter card assembly comprising:
a circuit board having body edges that coincide with a board plane, the body edges including a leading edge and a trailing
edge;

leading and trailing connectors mounted to the circuit board and communicatively coupled to each other through the circuit
board, the leading and trailing connectors being proximate to the leading and trailing edges, respectively, and having mating
ends that face in different directions along the board plane;

a support wall coupled to the circuit board and extending along the trailing edge orthogonal to the board plane, the support
wall having opposite interior and exterior surfaces and a wall opening therethrough, the trailing connector being positioned
on the circuit board such that the mating end of the trailing connector substantially aligns with the wall opening; and

a retention shroud coupled to the support wall and projecting from the exterior surface, the retention shroud defining a shroud
passage that aligns with the wall opening of the support wall, wherein the shroud passage at least one of receives the trailing
connector or is configured to receive a cable connector that mates with the trailing connector, wherein the retention shroud
is indirectly coupled to the trailing connector through the support wall and the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,732,493

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR ATTENUATING PRESSURE PULSES

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. A method for attenuating water pressure pulses generated during sea piling when a percussion mechanism is used, the sea
piling comprising a stage of driving at least one pile into an earth formation at the bottom of a sea or lake by means of
the percussion mechanism, the pile having an axial extension defining a longitudinal axis and having an outer periphery, a
part of the axial extension being submerged under sea or lake water along an entirety of said part of the axial extension,
the method comprising the steps of:
surrounding the pile, along at least a section of said submerged part of the axial extension with a tubular outer sleeve,
the outer sleeve having an inner periphery and extending in an axial direction of the pile; and

using a gas introduction system to provide, at least partially along said section of said submerged part of the axial extension,
one gas-filled space or a plurality of gas-filled spaces between the inner periphery of the outer sleeve and the outer periphery
of the pile;

wherein the step of using a gas introduction system to provide one gas-filled space or a plurality of gas-filled spaces comprises
pushing water present between the inner periphery of the outer sleeve and the outer periphery of the pile out through an outlet
in the outer sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,736,948

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS USING BLIND AND INTERNAL MICRO VIAS TO COUPLE SUBASSEMBLIES

Viasystems Technologies C...

1. An attachment structure for coupling subassemblies of a multi-layer printed circuit board, the structure comprising:
a first assembly comprising:
a first metal layer carrier,
a first capture pad positioned over a top surface of the first metal layer carrier,
a first encapsulating layer comprising a first blind via positioned over the first capture pad,
a second capture pad disposed over the first encapsulating layer;
a first laminate adhesive layer positioned over the first encapsulating layer and the second capture pad;
a first via substantially filled with a conductive material and positioned in the first laminate adhesive layer, the first
via in contact with the first capture pad; and

a second assembly comprising:
a second metal layer carrier,
a third capture pad positioned over a bottom surface of the second metal layer carrier, and
a second encapsulating layer comprising a second blind via positioned over a bottom surface of the third capture pad,
a fourth capture pad disposed over a bottom surface of the second encapsulating layer,
wherein the second capture pad of the first assembly is engaged to the fourth capture pad of the second assembly by the first
via, wherein the first via is disposed within the first laminate adhesive layer such that the first via in the first laminate
adhesive layer is substantially aligned with the fourth capture pad of the second blind via,

wherein the first lamination adhesive layer is substantially uniform.

US Pat. No. 9,732,667

EGR CONTROL METHOD OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An EGR control method of an internal combustion engine including two banks sharing an intake passage with each other, two
EGR valves that are provided respectively at the two banks, and are capable of regulating amounts of EGR gases that are recirculated
from exhaust passages of the respective banks to the intake passage, in the respective banks, and a control device that individually
controls the two EGR valves, wherein the control device includes an electronic control unit, a sensor system that detects
operation information of the engine including at least one sensor, a processor, and memory with programs stored therein, the
EGR control method comprising the steps of:
executing, by the control device both-valve EGR control that controls both opening degrees of the respective EGR valves to
recirculate the EGR gases to the intake passage from the exhaust passages of the respective banks, when a request EGR amount
is larger than a switch determination value;

executing by the control device one-valve EGR control that keeps one EGR valve of the respective EGR valves in an always closed
state and controls an opening degree of the other EGR valve to a one-valve target opening degree in the state, when the request
EGR amount is smaller than the switch determination value;

executing by the control device transient control during a time period until the one-valve EGR control is started after the
both-valve EGR control is ended, when the both-valve EGR control is switched to the one-valve EGR control; and

in the transient control, the one EGR valve is closed, and the other EGR valve is opened with an opening degree smaller than
the one-valve target opening degree.

US Pat. No. 9,730,468

SMOKING ARTICLE WITH HEAT RESISTANT SHEET MATERIAL

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A smoking article including a heat resistant sheet material comprising:
a fibrous layer formed of at least 20% by weight cellulosic fibers and at least 50% by weight of an inorganic filler material
having a particle size in the range of from about 0.1 microns to about 50 microns, wherein the sheet material has a tensile
strength ranging from about 1300 N/m to about 6000 N/m and a thickness ranging from 70 microns to 200 microns, and wherein
the fibrous layer further includes a binder material and the binder material constitutes about 0.5% to about 5% by weight
of the fibrous layer.

US Pat. No. 9,735,866

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR THE SUPERVISION OF OPTICAL FIBRES

Telefonica, S.A., Madrid...

1. Method for supervising a set of optical fibres of an Optical Network, the method being characterized by comprising the
steps of:
a) assigning to each fibre of the set of fibres an unique binary code of L bits, where said binary code is defined by a set
of L polarization sensitive optical filters located in each fibre, each filter being tuned at a different wavelength of a
set of L wavelengths {?1, ?2 . . . , ?L}being L a design parameter, and being sensitive to one of two orthogonal polarization components, where each bit of the binary
code is defined by the polarization component to which each filter of the set is sensitive, being the binary code assigned
to each fibre different from the binary code assigned to the rest of fibres of the set of fibres

b) injecting a different light signal at an input of said Optical Network for each fibre to be supervised, where said light
signal is the result of mapping a binary sequence into polarized light pulses, each polarized light pulse being centred at
a certain wavelength of the set of L wavelengths and having a polarization which will depend on the binary code assigned to
each fibre to be supervised

c) for each injected signal, receiving the light signal reflected from the set of fibres by an optical receiver sensitive
to wavelength and polarization, and

d) determining if there has been a failure in the set of fibres and the fibre where the failure is located by analysing the
received light signals.

US Pat. No. 9,735,132

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:
a first chip, comprising a first active surface, wherein the first active surface has a chip connecting area, a plurality
of first inner pads located in the chip connecting area and a plurality of first outer pads located out of the chip connecting
area;

an insulating protection layer, disposed on the first active surface of the first chip, wherein the plurality of first inner
pads and the plurality of first outer pads are exposed from the insulating protection layer, the insulating protection layer
comprises a concave, wherein a projection of the plurality of first inner pads projected on the insulating protection layer
is located in the concave, and a projection of the plurality of first outer pads projected on the insulating protection layer
is located outside the concave;

a plurality of first conductive bumps, disposed on the plurality of first outer pads;
a second chip, flipped on the concave of the insulating protection layer and corresponding to the chip connecting area, wherein
the second chip comprises a plurality of second pads;

a plurality of second conductive bumps, located in the concave and between the plurality of first inner pads and the plurality
of second pads, wherein each of the first inner pads is electrically connected to the corresponding second pad through the
corresponding second conductive bump; and

an underfill, disposed between the concave of the insulating protection layer and the second chip, wherein the underfill covers
the second conductive bumps.

US Pat. No. 9,732,609

DISTRIBUTED CLAMPS FOR A DOWNHOLE SEISMIC SOURCE

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method of using a clamped seismic or acoustic source disposed in a wellbore without damaging the borehole/casing/cement,
comprising:
providing a modular source with a plurality of source modules for producing a source signal;
coupling the modular source to a conveyance mechanism;
running the modular source along the wellbore via the conveyance mechanism;
applying distributed clamping to clamp the modular source to the wellbore; and
generating the source signal using the modular source while clamped to the wellbore, the generating comprising driving a selected
set of source modules of the plurality of source modules to provide a maximum active length of the modular source based on
a desired operating frequency of the source signal.

US Pat. No. 9,736,959

CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

Xyratex Technology Limite...

1. A cable management system comprising:
a device holding apparatus track coupled to a device holding apparatus and extending from a first holding track end region
to a second holding track end region defining a holding track length, the device holding apparatus movably coupled to a chassis
and movable between a first position and a second position;

a chassis track coupled to the chassis and extending from a first chassis track end region to a second chassis track end region
defining a chassis track length;

a cable carrier extending from a first cable carrier end region to a second cable carrier end region and configured to carry
a cable from the first cable carrier end region to the second cable carrier end region, the cable carrier engaged to a portion
of the chassis track along at least half of the chassis track length when the device holding apparatus is in the first position,
the cable carrier engaged to a portion of the device holding apparatus track along at least half of the holding track length
when the device holding apparatus is in the second position;

a first engagement element attached to the device holding apparatus and configured to engage the chassis track to the cable
carrier when the device holding apparatus moves from the second position to the first position and disengage the chassis track
from the cable carrier when the device holding apparatus moves from the first position to the second position; and

a second engagement element attached to the chassis and configured to engage the device holding apparatus track to the cable
carrier when the device holding apparatus moves from the first position to the second position and disengage the device holding
apparatus track from the cable carrier when the device holding apparatus moves from the second position to the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,736,955

CIRCUITRY ON PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS IN A PLURALITY OF PLANES, HAVING AN INTERFACE FOR A PLUG-IN BOARD

ABB SCHWEIZ AG, Baden (C...

1. An electronic circuit, comprising:
a first printed circuit board, which extends in a first plane;
a second printed circuit board, which extends in a second plane, the second plane being parallel to the first plane and being
outside of the first plane;

a first connector device, which is in electrical contact with the first printed circuit board; and
a second connector device, which is in electrical contact with the second printed circuit board,
wherein the second connector device is arranged on a first side of the second printed circuit board facing away from the first
printed circuit board,

wherein both the first and second connector devices are configured together to receive an associated plug-in board,
wherein both of the first and second connector devices are configured together to electrically contact the associated plug-in
board using both the first and second printed circuit boards,

wherein the first connector device is arranged, at least in part, on a second side of the second plane facing away from the
first printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,736,915

DRIVER FOR A LIGHT SOURCE

Helvar Oy AB, Karkkila (...

1. An apparatus for driving one or more light sources, the apparatus comprising:
one or more processors and one or more memories storing computer executable instructions that when executed by the one or
more processors cause the apparatus to at least:

observe durations of active periods, wherein an active period corresponds to a continuous period of operating power being
supplied to the apparatus,

select one of a plurality of lighting programs for the apparatus in accordance with the observed durations of one or more
active periods, wherein a lighting program defines the desired characteristics of light provided by the one or more light
sources as a function of time for a subsequent active period, and

in response to an active period, control provision of operating power from the apparatus to the one or more light sources
in accordance with the most recently selected lighting program.

US Pat. No. 9,736,127

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLOUD DATA SECURITY

DocuSign, Inc., San Fran...

1. A computing device for protecting stored data accessed by a cloud-based service platform, the computing device comprising:
a network connection;
a working memory device;
a persistent data storage medium; and
one or more processors coupled to the working memory device, the network connection and the persistent data storage medium,
the persistent data storage medium containing instructions that, when executed on the computing device, cause the computing
device to perform operations including:

receiving, over the network connection using the one or more processors, a document as part of a service request from a first
user of the cloud-based service platform;

maintaining, within the working memory device, the document, without writing the document to the persistent data storage medium;
performing, while the document continues to maintained within the working memory device, a first action involving the document
in satisfaction of a portion of the service request, wherein the first action includes document processing in support of obtaining
at least one digital or electronic signature on the document;

transmitting, over the network connection using the one or more processors and in response to completion of the first action,
the document to a security service provider for encryption;

deleting the document from the cloud-based service platform in response to receiving a confirmation of receipt of the document
from the security service provider;

storing an encrypted version of the document in response to receiving the encrypted version of the document over the network
connection from the security service provider;

determining, after deleting the document, that a second action required to complete performance of the service request requires
access to the document in unencrypted form on the computing device;

sending, in response to determining the second action requires access to the document, the encrypted version of the document
back to the security service provider for decryption;

receiving, into the working memory device, the document in unencrypted form from the security service provider in response
to sending the encrypted version of the document;

performing, using the one or more processors, a second action involving the document in satisfaction of at least part of the
service request, while maintaining the document in working memory, the second action including the pending action, wherein
the second action includes document processing to generate a representation of the document for presentation to a second user
to obtain at least one digital or electronic signature on the document; and

upon completion of the second action involving the document, deleting the document from the working memory device.

US Pat. No. 9,731,654

SLIDING CARGO TONNEAU COVER

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A tonneau cover assembly for a vehicle cargo area, comprising:
a tonneau retractor assembly; and
an actuator disposed to urge the tonneau retractor assembly against a vehicle seatback;
wherein the actuator comprises a bracket arrangement including a pair of opposed brackets each slidingly receiving a tonneau
retractor pivot rod end therein.

US Pat. No. 9,735,085

BONDED BODY, POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE, POWER MODULE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING BONDED BODY

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A bonded body in which a ceramic member formed of a ceramic containing Al and a Cu member formed of Cu or a Cu alloy are
bonded to each other, wherein a bonding portion is formed between the ceramic member and the Cu member, an active metal compound
region formed of a compound containing active metal is formed on the bonded portion on the ceramic member side, and an Al
concentration of the bonding portion having a thickness range of 0.5 .mu.m to 3 .mu.m from one surface of the active metal
compound region on the Cu member side towards the Cu member side is in a range of 0.5 at % to 15 at %, wherein the one surface
of the active metal compound region is a surface having ruggedness and the thickness range is a range from a point of the
ruggedness nearest to the Cu member.
US Pat. No. 9,730,435

NON-HUMAN ANIMALS HAVING A HUMANIZED A PROLIFERATION-INDUCING LIGAND GENE

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A genetically modified mouse whose genome comprises a replacement of a mouse genomic fragment comprising exons 2-5 of an
endogenous mouse A PRoliferation-Inducing Ligand (April) gene with a human genomic segment comprising exons 2-6 of a human
APRIL gene to form a humanized April gene, wherein the replacement is at an endogenous mouse April locus; wherein the humanized
April gene is under control of a mouse April promoter at said endogenous mouse April locus, and encodes a humanized April
protein comprising an extracellular portion of the human APRIL protein encoded by said human APRIL gene linked to an intracellular
portion of the mouse April protein encoded by said mouse April gene; wherein the coding exons of said humanized April gene
consist of exon 1 of said endogenous mouse April gene and exons 2-6 of said human APRIL gene; and wherein said genetically
modified mouse expresses said humanized April protein.

US Pat. No. 9,736,939

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a first circuit layer;
a first insulating layer disposed on the first circuit layer;
a high-rigidity layer disposed on the first insulating layer;
a second circuit layer disposed on the high-rigidity layer;
a first via hole penetrating the first insulating layer and the high-rigidity layer;
a first via formed in the first via hole and connecting the first circuit layer to the second circuit layer; and
an electroless plating seed layer formed between an inner wall of the first via hole and the first via,
wherein a rigidity of the high-rigidity layer is greater than a rigidity of the first insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,736,918

ELECTRODE FOR A CONTACT START PLASMA ARC TORCH AND CONTACT START PLASMA ARC TORCH EMPLOYING SUCH ELECTRODES

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A swirl ring component of a contact start plasma arc torch, the swirl ring component comprising:
a hollow body formed of a front portion and a rear portion along a longitudinal axis and defining an exterior surface and
an interior surface;

one or more gas passageways extending from the exterior surface to the interior surface in the front portion of the hollow
body;

a resilient element including a spring and a separate contact surface comprising an annular, washer-like plate secured to
the spring, the resilient element disposed relative to the interior surface in the rear portion of the hollow body and configured
to pass at least a pilot arc current to an electrode body, wherein the separate contact surface of the resilient element is
configured to facilitate physical contact with a proximal portion of the electrode body; and

a shoulder portion configured to retain the resilient element in the hollow body.

US Pat. No. 9,736,846

INTELLIGENT RADIATION SELECTION FOR ANTENNAS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ENVIRONMENT

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A system for maintaining antenna coverage in wireless networks, the system comprising:
a radio;
an antenna communicatively coupled to the radio, the radio and the antenna located at a stationary cell site; and
one or more input components attached to the stationary cell site that are communicatively coupled to the radio and configured
to receive information on at least one of an internal and an external condition of the antenna that affects a preconfigured
area of coverage of the antenna from the stationary cell site,

wherein the information is communicated to the radio, and
wherein the radio is configured to adjust a signal provided to the antenna based on the information to modify an area of coverage
of the antenna to at least partially maintain the preconfigured area of coverage from the stationary cell site.

US Pat. No. 9,735,980

FAULT-TOLERANT, FRAME-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Mon...

1. A system comprising:
a source node;
a first routing switch configured to output, via at least one port, a frame received from the source node and tagged with
a first virtual local area network (VLAN) designator, said first routing switch having a first table for directed port routing,
wherein said first routing switch is configured to exclude from output a received frame having a second VLAN designator;

a second routing switch configured to output, via at least one port, a frame received from the source node and tagged with
the second VLAN designator wherein said second routing switch is configured to exclude from output a received frame having
the first VLAN designator; and

a first destination node in communication with the first and second routing switches.

US Pat. No. 9,735,176

STACKED NANOWIRES WITH MULTI-THRESHOLD VOLTAGE SOLUTION FOR PFETS

International Business Ma...

1. A semiconductor structure comprising:
a vertical stack of silicon germanium alloy nanowires located on a substrate, wherein a germanium content of said vertical
stack increases from a bottommost silicon germanium alloy nanowire of said vertical stack to a topmost silicon germanium alloy
nanowire of said vertical stack and wherein the germanium content of each silicon germanium alloy nanowire of the vertical
stack is different, and wherein a silicon pillar portion is located beneath end segments of each silicon germanium alloy nanowire
of said vertical stack, wherein each bottommost silicon portion located beneath said end segments of said bottommost silicon
germanium alloy nanowire is in direct physical contact with a surface of said substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,731,543

DECORATIVE INSERT

Davro Products, Inc., We...

1. A writing instrument with a decorative element, comprising:
a housing having a first portion and a second portion, wherein at least one of the first and second housing portions has a
recess positioned at and open to a terminal edge thereof; and

a decorative insert having a body and at least one decorative portion coupled to said body such that it abuts said body, said
decorative portion having a shape that substantially corresponds to the shape of said recess such that only said decorative
portion is visible when said first and second housing portions are connected together;

wherein the body of said decorative insert has a continuous unbroken annular portion.

US Pat. No. 9,735,200

SELECT DEVICE FOR MEMORY CELL APPLICATIONS

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a memory cell of an array of memory cells, the method comprising:
forming a select device, wherein the select device includes:
a first electrode having a particular geometry;
a semiconductor material;
a second electrode having the particular geometry; and
an insulator material formed on sidewalls of the first electrode, the semiconductor material, and the second electrode; and
forming a storage element in series with the select device and the voltage buffer.

US Pat. No. 9,769,400

PULSE DETECTION BANDPASS FILTER WITH GAIN STAGE

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. An imaging pixel comprising:
a photodetector outputting charge signals in response to incident light and laser pulses;
a high-frequency path;
a detector biasing circuit to bias high-frequency signals of the charge signals that are associated with the laser pulses
to follow the high frequency path and effectively filter low-frequency signals of the charge signals from following the high-frequency
path; and

an adaptive low-pass filter that changes impedance in response to changes in frequency of the high-frequency signals, the
adaptive low-pass filter being coupled to the high-frequency path that receives the high-frequency signals, and outputting
a low-frequency signal component of the high-frequency signal.

US Pat. No. 9,736,244

PEER REVIVAL DETECTION

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the
apparatus at least to:

detect a request for establishing a session between a peer and a network, wherein the request is received from the peer and
comprises an identifier of a user of the network;

check whether the request is detected, wherein when the request is detected, the at least one memory and the computer program
code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to check whether a first session is
established, wherein the first session is a session of the user which is established between the peer and the network; and

determine whether it is checked that the first session is established,
wherein when it is checked that the first session is established, the at least one memory and the computer program code are
configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to determine whether the first session is dead
or alive, and

wherein when it is determined that the first session is dead, the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured
to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus at least to

flush the first session; and
trigger an establishment of the requested session.

US Pat. No. 9,730,436

CAGE TRAP WITH OVER-CENTER SET MECHANISM

WOODSTREAM CORPORATION, ...

1. An animal trap comprising:
an animal enclosure having an animal access opening into an interior sized to receive an animal to be trapped;
a door mounted at the access opening, the door being movable between an opened position in which the animal access opening
is revealed and a closed position in which the animal access opening is blocked;

a set mechanism including a set lever movable between a set position and a tripped position, said set lever being positioned
on top of the trap and outside the animal enclosure in both said set and tripped positions:

a connecting mechanism having a first end and a second end, said first end being connected to said door on a door attachment
point and said second end being connected to said set lever on a set lever attachment point, said connections on said door
and set lever attachment points causing said connecting mechanism to be moved in direct response to movement of at least said
set lever while the connection between the second end of the connecting mechanism and the set lever on the set lever attachment
point is maintained, said first and second ends of said connecting mechanism maintaining said connections to said door and
to said set lever on said door and set lever attachment points, respectively, throughout the movement of the set lever between
the set position and the tripped position;

a trip pedal movably mounted in the interior of the animal enclosure; and
a trip rod and link assembly operatively connecting the pedal to the set mechanism so that a sufficient force against the
pedal moves the trip rod and link assembly to actuate movement of said set lever out of the set position to enable the door
to move from the opened position to the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,736,868

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ACCESSING A DATA NETWORK

General Dynamics C4 Syste...

1. A second packet data network gateway (P-GW), located in a second network for supporting user plane data to terminal devices
in a wireless communications system that additionally comprises a first network having a first P-GW, operably couplable to
the second P-GW; the second P-GW comprising a processor located on an integrated circuit and arranged to:
check a destination internet protocol, IP, address of received packets from the first P-GW in order to determine whether local
context information exists for the destination IP address identified in the received packets, and in response thereto:

discard received packets where local context information does not exist for those received packets; and
when local context information does exist for those received packets and the received packets are destined for the destination
IP address of a terminal device served with user plane data:

extract, from said received packets, one or more properties from a group of:
a) one or more source port number(s); and
b) one or more protocol type packet properties; and
invoke a bearer mapping function within the second network on any resultant data to route the resultant data to the destination
IP address of the terminal device served by the second P-GW based on at least one from a group of: one or more source internet
protocol, IP, address(es), one or more destination IP address(es), one or more source port number(s), one or more destination
port number(s), one or more protocol type packet properties, packet analysis on said received packets.

US Pat. No. 9,736,398

X-RAY DETECTING METHOD, PHOTOGRAPHING METHOD USING THE X-RAY DETECTING METHOD, AND X-RAY DETECTOR USING THE METHODS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of detecting X-rays, the method comprising:
radiating a first X-ray;
removing, from a first X-ray detection unit, a first electric charge generated by the radiated first X-ray; and
outputting, by a second X-ray detection unit adjacent to the first X-ray detection unit, a voltage corresponding to the radiated
first X-ray.

US Pat. No. 9,736,295

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:
a storage configured to store
(i) a floor map for each of floors in a building, said floor map including a plurality of vertical transport devices that
have different azimuth angles when looking down at the floor map in a vertical direction, and

(ii) reference information regarding acceleration acting on the mobile electronic device while moving using one of the vertical
transport devices for moving between the floors in the building;

a display configured to display a current position of the mobile electronic device in the floor on the floor map;
an atmospheric pressure sensor configured to measure atmospheric pressure acting on the mobile electronic device;
an acceleration sensor configured to measure the acceleration acting on the mobile electronic device;
a geomagnetism sensor configured to measure geomagnetism acting on the mobile electronic device; and
at least one controller configured to
determine whether the mobile electronic device is moving between the floors based on a change in the atmospheric pressure
measured by the atmospheric pressure sensor,

determine that the mobile electronic device is moving between the floors by using one of the vertical transport devices based
on the acceleration measured by the acceleration sensor and the reference information stored in the storage,

determine an azimuth angle of the mobile electronic device and a moving direction of the mobile electronic device based on
the acceleration measured by the acceleration sensor and the geomagnetism measured by the geomagnetism sensor,

specify a location of said one of the vertical transport devices determined as being used for a movement of the mobile electronic
device based on the determined moving direction and the determined azimuth angle, and

cause the display to display the specified location as the current position of the mobile electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,735,241

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A FIELD PLATE DOUBLE TRENCH HAVING A THICK BOTTOM DIELECTRIC

Infineon Technologies Ame...

1. A power semiconductor device, comprising:
a gate trench formed in a semiconductor substrate, said gate trench including a gate electrode; and
a field plate trench structure formed in said semiconductor substrate separate from said gate trench, said field plate trench
structure comprising:

an upper trench situated over a lower trench, said upper trench being wider than said lower trench;
a trench dielectric situated inside said lower trench and on sidewalls of said upper trench;
a field plate electrode situated within said trench dielectric;
wherein a bottom thickness of said trench dielectric is greater than a sidewall thickness of said trench dielectric on said
sidewalls of said upper trench;

wherein a width of said lower trench is greater than one half a width of said upper trench;
wherein said trench dielectric fills completely said lower trench; and
wherein said upper trench of said field plate trench structure extends deeper into said semiconductor substrate than said
gate trench.

US Pat. No. 9,731,268

PLASMA DRY REFORMING APPARATUS

KOREA BASIC SCIENCE INSTI...

1. A plasma dry reforming apparatus for producing synthetic gas, main components of which are hydrogen (H2) and carbon monoxide (CO), by reforming methane (CH4) and carbon dioxide (CO2) injected in plasma, the apparatus comprising:
a plasma reformer configured to produce carbon dioxide plasma from carbon dioxide supplied therein, ignite plasma flame by
supplying hydrocarbon to the produced carbon dioxide plasma, and produce synthetic gas by supplying methane to the plasma
flame,

wherein the plasma reformer is a microwave torch plasma dry reformer that comprises:
a body including:
a reaction space within which the carbon dioxide plasma is produced,
a methane supplying tube, provided in a lower side of the body, which communicates with the reaction space and through which
methane is injected into the reaction space; and

a carbon dioxide supplying tube, provided in a lateral circumference of the body, which communicates with the reaction space
and through which carbon dioxide is injected into the reaction space;

a discharge tube stably mounted inside the reaction space of the body adapted to receive a microwave to make the carbon dioxide
plasma in the reaction space;

a wave guide fastened to the body, connected to the discharge tube, adapted to apply the received microwave having a preset
frequency to the discharge tube; and

a hydrocarbon supplying tube adapted to inject hydrocarbon into the reaction space,
wherein an inner wall or inside of the plasma reformer is formed with a catalytic reaction space filled with a photocatalyst
to be excited by the carbon dioxide plasma.

US Pat. No. 9,736,903

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING AND CONTROLLING AN ILLUMINATION DEVICE COMPRISING A PHOSPHOR CONVERTED LED

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A method for calibrating a phosphor converted LED, which is included within an illumination device along with a first photodetector
and a second photodetector, the method comprising:
successively applying at least three different drive currents to the phosphor converted LED to produce illumination at different
levels of brightness upon subjecting the phosphor converted LED to a first ambient temperature;

measuring photocurrents induced on the first and second photodetectors by the illumination produced by the phosphor converted
LED at each of the at least three different drive currents;

measuring forward voltages that develop across the first and second photodetectors before or after each induced photocurrent
is measured; and

storing results of the measuring steps within the illumination device to calibrate the phosphor converted LED at the first
ambient temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,736,581

CONTROL AND PROTECTION OF LOUDSPEAKERS

CIRRUS LOGIC INTERNATIONA...

1. A loudspeaker protection system for producing a rendered audio stream from one or more input signals comprising:
an estimator comprising one or more state estimating models, each state estimating model configured to accept one or more
of the input signals, and to generate one or more estimated states therefrom;

a loudspeaker protection block configured to accept one or more of the input signals and/or delayed versions thereof, and
the estimated states and/or signals generated therefrom, and to produce an output signal from a combination thereof; and

a selector coupled to the estimator and the loudspeaker protection block and configured to select a worst case estimated state
from the estimated states, and to generate an estimating signal from the worst case estimated state,

wherein the loudspeaker protection block is further configured to use the estimating signal in production of the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,736,193

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR MAINTAINING PACKET DATA PROTOCOL (PDP) CONTEXT WHILE PERFORMING DATA OFFLOAD

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method for maintaining packet data protocol (PDP) context for a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:
detecting a data offload condition wherein the UE is sending or receiving data using a data path that does not include a first
network node, and wherein a first PDP context for the UE is maintained at the first network node, and wherein the first PDP
context is maintained at the first network node as long as periodic heartbeat signals are received by the first network node;

sending, in response to the detected data offload condition, a lock command to the first network node, wherein the lock command
prevents deletion of the first PDP context by the first network node regardless of the receipt of the periodic heartbeat signals
by the first network node;

detecting an end of the data offload condition; and
sending an unlock command to the first network node in response to detecting the end of the data offload condition, wherein
the unlock command allows deletion of the first PDP context by the first network node.

US Pat. No. 9,736,917

ROTATABLE PLASMA CUTTING TORCH ASSEMBLY WITH SHORT CONNECTIONS

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Ci...

1. A cutting torch assembly, comprising:
a torch body having a distal end and an upstream end;
a torch head coupled to said distal end of said torch body;
a torch handle coupled to said upstream end of said torch body, said torch handle having an outer casing; and
a rotatable collar secured to said outer casing of said torch handle,
wherein said outer casing has a first retaining structure positioned at an upstream end of said rotatable collar, and a second
retaining structure positioned at a downstream end of said rotatable collar,

wherein said torch handle can rotate relative to said rotatable collar,
wherein no structure is positioned between an inner surface of said rotatable collar and an outer surface of said outer casing
of said torch handle, and wherein each of said first and second retaining structures are comprised of a groove in the surface
of said outer casing and a ring structure which is partially embedded in said groove such that said rotatable collar is positioned
between each of said ring structures.

US Pat. No. 9,730,657

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY BASED ON LINEAR SCANNING

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. An imaging method, comprising:
positioning an X-ray source on a first side of a subject to be imaged such that the X-ray source faces the subject;
positioning a detector on a second side of the subject such that the detector faces the subject;
linearly translating the X-ray source and the detector by simultaneously moving the X-ray source and the detector in opposite
or approximately opposite directions while the X-ray source supplies X-rays and the detector acquires tomographic data of
the subject; and

reconstructing a Computed Tomography (CT) image based on the tomographic data
wherein linearly translating the X-ray source and the detector is performed twice, and
wherein a first path traveled by the X-ray source during the first linear translation step is orthogonal to a second path
traveled b the X-ray source during the second linear translation step.

US Pat. No. 9,732,651

ELECTRICALLY HEATED CATALYST DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrically heated catalyst device comprising:
a carrier configured to carry a catalyst;
a pair of electric diffusion layers formed on an outer peripheral surface of the carrier so as to be opposed each other, each
of the electric diffusion layers being formed so as to be divided into a plurality of regions in an axial direction of the
carrier;

wiring members each fixed to each of the electric diffusion layers, the carrier being electrically heated via the wiring members;
and

a controller configured to control current application to the carrier, wherein:
each of the electric diffusion layers is formed so as to be divided into two regions in the axial direction of the carrier;
the wiring member fixed to the two regions is formed so as to be divided electrically from each other;
two electric circuits are provided, and in each of the two electric circuits, two regions of the electric diffusion layers,
which are diagonally opposed to each other via the carrier, are electrically connected to each other; and

the controller alternately applies a current to the two electric circuits.
US Pat. No. 9,730,896

ORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLETS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

ADARE PHARMACEUTICALS, IN...

1. A tablet that rapidly disintegrates in the oral cavity comprising a compressed blend of:
rapidly dispersing microgranules comprising a sugar alcohol or a saccharide or a mixture thereof having an average particle
size not more than about 30 microns, and a disintegrant, and

taste-masked microcapsules containing at least one drug, prepared by
(a) granulating a pharmaceutically acceptable formulation comprising the at least one drug in a therapeutically effective
amount and at least one polymeric binder imparting resilient characteristics to the resulting taste-masked microcapsules to
provide a granulated mass,

(b) wet milling the granulated mass to provide milled granules, and
(c) coating the milled granules with one or more polymers to provide taste-masked microcapsules wherein the at least one polymeric
binder is selected from the group consisting of hydroxypropylcellulose (HPC) of viscosity of 100 cps or higher, hydroxypropyl
methylcellulose (HPMC) with a viscosity of 100 cps or more and, modified starches, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,735,495

ELECTRICAL CABLE ASSEMBLY

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. An electrical cable assembly comprising:
an electrical cable comprising a pair of differential signal conductors, the signal conductors comprising an insulated portion
and an un-insulated portion; and

an interposer comprising:
an electrically insulative body that defines a pair of holes that extend through the body,
wherein:
each hole of the pair of holes receives a respective un-insulated portion of a signal conductor of a pair of the plurality
of pairs of differential signal conductors,

and the insulative body of the interposer is aligned with insulation forming insulated portions of the pair of differential
signal conductors.

US Pat. No. 9,731,840

AIRCRAFT INTERIOR LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT INTERIOR LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft interior light unit having a light output over an extended light emission area, comprising:
a flat light distribution body having a front surface, through which the light output is coupled out, and a back surface,
wherein at least one of the front surface and the back surface of the flat light distribution body has a plurality of surface
irregularities;

at least one general illumination LED positioned at a lateral outside of the flat light distribution body, with light emitted
by the at least one general illumination LED being coupled into the flat light distribution body and being propagated within
the flat light distribution body via total internal reflection at the front and back surfaces and with light from the at least
one general illumination LED being re-directed at the plurality of surface irregularities for being coupled out of the flat
light distribution body and for providing a general illumination over the extended light emission area;

a plurality of signalling LEDs being arranged outside of the flat light distribution body and facing towards the back surface
of the flat light distribution body; and

a translucent panel arranged between the back surface of the flat light distribution body and the plurality of signalling
LEDs, with light emitted from the plurality of signalling LEDs passing through the translucent panel and the flat light distribution
body, forming high luminance spots in the light output.

US Pat. No. 9,731,117

LEAD ASSEMBLIES WITH ADJUSTABLE CONTACTS

The Cleveland Clinic Foun...

1. A lead assembly for stimulating tissue comprising:
a first lead body comprising a first slot arranged in a first orientation;
a second lead body comprising a second slot corresponding to the first slot and having a second orientation, the first lead
body slidably coupled to the second lead body;

a moveable contact disposed in the first slot and the corresponding second slot and moveable from a first position to a second
position upon implantation into a patient's body;

an energy source connected to the moveable contact to provide energy to stimulate the tissue; and
an actuator configured to facilitate movement of the moveable contact from the first position to the second position in response
to an instruction from a computing device,

wherein the second position is a theoretically optimal position that maximizes a clinical effect of the stimulation of the
tissue, and

wherein the actuator is in operable communication with at least one of the first lead body and the second lead body to cause
sliding relative movement between the lead bodies, which results in movement of the moveable contact to the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,735,182

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE ARRAY SUBSTRATE

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A method for manufacturing an array substrate including a step of forming data lines, scan lines, and a light shielding
metal layer on a substrate and a step of forming thin film transistors on the substrate, forming the thin film transistor
includes a step of forming a gate electrode, a source electrode, a drain electrode, and an active region, both the thin film
transistors and the light shielding metal layer are formed in a plurality of pixel regions defined by the scan lines and the
data lines, wherein the light shielding metal layer and the data lines are formed along a direction parallel to a surface
of the substrate in a same layer on the substrate in a single step, and are arranged with an interval therebetween on the
substrate, the data lines being arranged under the active region, the light shielding metal layer is formed under the active
region and at least partially overlaps with the active region in a projection direction, the data line is close to the source
electrode and does not overlap with the active region at least partially in the projection direction.

US Pat. No. 9,736,428

PROVIDING REMOTE VISITATION AND OTHER SERVICES TO NON-RESIDENTS OF CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITIES VIA DISPLAY DEVICES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method, comprising:
performing, by one or more computer systems:
determine a permitted schedule for a remote visitation session between a resident and a non-resident of a controlled-environment
facility;

receiving a command to initiate the remote visitation session;
enabling the non-resident's participation in the remote visitation session, wherein the non-resident participates in the remote
visitation session using a display device, wherein the display device is one of a television set, a projector, or a monitor,
and wherein the display device provides the non-resident with one or more programming options; and

changing an aspect of the programming options available to the non-resident via the display device based, at least in part,
upon the remote visitation session, wherein changing an aspect of the programming options available to the non-resident includes
changing the programming available to the non-resident, modifying a lineup of channels available to the non-resident, modifying
an ordering of channels available to the non-resident, or changing an advertisement displayed to the non-resident, and wherein
the aspect of programming is changed during the permitted remote visitation session schedule, and wherein changing an aspect
of the programming options available to the non-resident further includes enabling the non-resident's participation in a commissary
transaction or a financial transaction associated with the resident.

US Pat. No. 9,735,092

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A manufacturing method of a chip package structure, comprising:
providing a substrate, the substrate comprising a first metal layer, a second metal layer, and an insulation layer located
between the first metal layer and the second metal layer;

forming a first groove in the first metal layer to form a first patterned metal layer, wherein the first patterned metal layer
comprises a chip pad and a plurality of bonding pads, the first groove exists between each of the bonding pads and the chip
pad, the chip pad comprises a first main body, a plurality of first extensions and a plurality of first recesses located at
a periphery of the chip pad, and the bonding pads are respectively located in the first recesses, the first extensions extend
in a direction away from the first main body, such that the first extensions and the first main body collectively define the
first recesses, each of the first extensions respectively extends between every two adjacent bonding pads, and at least one
edge of each of the first extensions is aligned to at least one edge of the adjacent bonding pads;

forming a second groove in the second metal layer to form a second patterned metal layer, wherein the second patterned metal
layer comprises a heat dissipation block and a plurality of terminal pads, the second groove exists between each of the terminal
pads and the heat dissipation block, the heat dissipation block comprises a plurality of second recesses located at a periphery
of the heat dissipation block, the terminal pads are respectively located in the second recesses, and the heat dissipation
block is thermally coupled to the chip pad;

forming a plurality of conductive vias, the conductive vias respectively penetrating the bonding pads and the insulation layer
and being connected to the corresponding terminal pads so as to electrically connect the bonding pads with the terminal pads;

disposing a chip on the first main body of the chip pad and electrically connecting the chip to the bonding pads; and
forming an encapsulant, the encapsulant covering the first patterned metal layer and the chip.

US Pat. No. 9,769,776

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR UPLINK SYNCHRONIZING IN MULTIPLE COMPONENT CARRIER SYSTEM

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:
a receiver to receive, from a base station, a first field comprising a first serving cell index (SCellIndex) to release a
serving cell (SCell) associated with the first SCellIndex and a second field comprising at least one SCellIndex to add one
or more SCell associated with the at least one SCellIndex and an identifier of a timing advance group (TAG) associated with
the one or more SCell;

a radio resource control (RRC) processor to release the SCell associated with the first SCellIndex and to add the one or more
SCell as an available SCell for use with the UE and to associate the one or more SCell with another available SCell associated
with same TAG identifier, wherein the TAG is associated with SCells having timing based on a same timing advance (TA) value.

US Pat. No. 9,731,374

WELDING TORCH

Fronius International Gmb...

1. A cooled welding torch (1) having a closed cooling circuit through which a coolant flows from a coolant supply line to a coolant return line, which
closed cooling circuit extends via a nozzle fitting receiver (3) into a gas nozzle (9), and the gas nozzle (9) is attachable to the welding torch (1) by a defined turn, wherein the closed cooling circuit is routed through a redirecting element (5), which redirecting element (5) is positioned above the nozzle fitting receiver (3) and is turned together with the gas nozzle (9),
wherein a path of the closed cooling circuit is switchable by a position of the gas nozzle (9) between

a basic position (27), wherein the coolant flows from the coolant supply line through the redirecting element (5) and back to the coolant return line in a shortened cooling circuit (270) in which the coolant does not flow through the gas nozzle (9), thereby permitting removal of the gas nozzle (9) without leaking of the coolant, and

a locked position (28), wherein the coolant flows through the redirecting element (5) into the gas nozzle (9) in an expanded cooling circuit (280),

depending on the position of the redirecting element and the gas nozzle.

US Pat. No. 9,763,942

SERINE/THREONINE KINASE INHIBITORS

Genentech, Inc., South S...

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

X2 is selected from CH and N;

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

R2 is selected from (a) C1-C10 alkyl optionally substituted with one to four Rf groups; (b) C3-C6 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with halogen, C1-C3 alkyl and C1-C3 alkoxy; (c) a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclyl containing one to three heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the heterocyclyl
may be optionally substituted with one to four Rg groups; (d) phenyl optionally substituted with one to four groups selected from halogen, C1-C3 alkyl and C1-C3 alkoxy; (e) a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the heteroaryl
may be optionally substituted with one to four groups selected from halogen, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy and a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from N, O and S; (f) C8-C10 bicyclic cycloalkyl optionally substituted with halogen, C1-C3 alkyl and C1-C3 alkoxy; and (g) a 9 to 10 membered bicyclic heterocyclyl containing one to three heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein
the heterocyclyl may be optionally substituted with halogen, C1-C3 alkyl and C1-C3 alkoxy;

R3 is selected from hydrogen and halogen;

R4 is selected from hydrogen and halogen;

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

each Rf is selected from (a) halogen; (b) hydroxy; (c) C1-C3 alkoxy; (d) NRkRm; (e) C3-C6 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or more Rh groups; (f) a 4 to 6 membered heterocyclyl containing one to three heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the heterocyclyl
may be optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halogen, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen, —C(?O)O(C1-C6 alkyl) and phenyl; (g) phenyl optionally substituted with one or more Rj groups; and (h) a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the heteroaryl
may be optionally substituted with one or more Rj groups;

each Rg is selected from (a) halogen; (b) C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with halogen, C1-C3 alkoxy, or phenyl optionally substituted with two groups selected from halogen and C1-C3 alkoxy; (c) C1-C3 alkoxy optionally substituted with halogen; (d) phenyl optionally substituted with halogen or C1-C3 alkoxy; and (e) a 5 to 6 membered heteroaryl containing one to four heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, wherein the heteroaryl
may be optionally substituted with one or two groups selected from halogen and C1-C3 alkoxy;

each Rh is selected from halogen, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 alkoxy and phenyl optionally substituted with C1-C3 alkoxy, wherein the alkyl, alkoxys and phenyl may be optionally substituted with halogen;

each Rj is selected from halogen, C1-C3 alkyl and C1-C3 alkoxy, wherein the alkyl and alkoxy may be optionally substituted with halogen; and

each Rk and Rm are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,733,380

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BROADBAND MEASUREMENTS USING MULTIPLE ELECTROMAGNETIC RECEIVERS

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. An electromagnetic (EM) receiver system for measuring EM signals, the EM receiver system comprising:
a frame configured to be attached to an aircraft, terrestrial vehicle or marine vehicle;
a first EM receiver located on the frame and configured to measure the EM signals within a first frequency range; and
a second EM receiver located on the frame and configured to measure the EM signals within a second frequency range, different
from the first frequency range,

wherein corresponding axes of the first and second EM receivers are substantially parallel to each other, and
wherein the frame is attached to the aircraft, terrestrial vehicle or marine vehicle with a link so that the frame and the
first and second EM receivers are positioned between the aircraft, terrestrial vehicle or marine vehicle and the ground.

US Pat. No. 9,766,721

METHOD, VIDEO TERMINAL, AND SYSTEM FOR REALIZING SIMPLE AIR MOUSE

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A method for realizing a simple air mouse, comprising:
obtaining, by a video terminal, current position parameters of an air mouse, wherein the current position parameters comprise
a deflection angle and deflection direction of the air mouse with respect to an originally-calibrated coordinate position;
and

determining a position of a cursor on the video terminal according to the current position parameters and a preset scale parameter,
wherein the preset scale parameter is the ratio of a moving distance and a moving direction of the cursor on a screen of the
video terminal to the deflection angle and the deflection direction of the air mouse,

wherein obtaining the current position parameters of the air mouse comprises:
scanning, by the video terminal, a first reference point, a second reference point, and a third reference point preset in
the air mouse through a camera device;

calculating a current projecting area of a triangle on the camera device, wherein the triangle is formed by the first reference
point, the second reference point, and the third reference point;

calculating a deflection angle of a plane in which the triangle is located according to a current projecting area of the triangle
and an original projecting area of the triangle, wherein the original projecting area is the projecting area of the triangle
on the camera device when the first reference point, the second reference point, and the third reference point are respectively
located at preset original positions; and

obtaining the deflection direction of the triangle according to a rotating direction of a fourth reference point preset in
the air mouse, wherein the fourth reference point is located outside the plane in which the triangle is located,

the step of calculating a deflection angle of a plane in which the triangle is located according to a current projecting area
of the triangle and an original projecting area of the triangle comprises:

setting one side of the triangle or a preset reference shaft outside the triangle as a rotating shaft;
obtaining the original projecting area of the triangle and the current projecting area of the triangle after the triangle
rotates; and

calculating the deflection angle of the plane in which the triangle is located according to the current projecting area and
the original projecting area, and the deflection angle of the plane in which the triangle is located=90°?arcSin (the original
projecting area/the current projecting area),

the triangle is a right-angle triangle, wherein the step of calculating a deflection angle of a plane in which the triangle
is located according to a current projecting area of the triangle and a original projecting area of the triangle comprises:

setting a first cathetus of the triangle as a rotating shaft;
obtaining an original projecting length of a second cathetus of the triangle and a current projecting length of the second
cathetus after the triangle rotates; and

calculating the deflection angle of the plane in which the triangle is located according to the original projecting length
and the current projecting length of the second cathetus, and the deflection angle of the plane in which the triangle is located=90°?arcSin
(the original projecting length/the current projecting length).

US Pat. No. 9,733,369

NEUTRON MONITOR DEVICE AND NEUTRON MEASUREMENT METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A neutron monitor device comprising:
a first detector which includes a first body including a spherical portion of a predetermined radius formed of a hydrogen-containing
material, a first specimen containing Ga disposed at the center of the spherical portion, a Cd layer provided on an outer
surface of the spherical portion, and a B layer provided around the first specimen; and

a second detector which includes a second body that is formed of a hydrogen-containing material and includes a spherical portion
having a radius different from the radius of the spherical portion of the first detector, a second specimen containing Ga
disposed at the center of the spherical portion, a B layer provided on the outer surface of the spherical portion, and a Cd
layer provided around the second specimen.

US Pat. No. 9,731,841

EXTERIOR LIGHT UNIT FOR AN AIRCRAFT OR OTHER VEHICLE AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. Exterior light unit for a vehicle, the exterior light unit comprising:
an LED in operation emitting light;
a reflector, which reflects a first portion of the light emitted by the LED;
a first lens, through which the first portion of the light is refracted after being reflected by the reflector; and
a second lens, which is an aspherical collimating lens and which is arranged in such a way with respect to the LED that a
second portion of the light emitted by the LED has an unobstructed path to the second lens and is collimated by the second
lens in a main light output plane,

wherein the second portion of the light, when on its way from the LED to the second lens, crosses way with the first portion
of the light, when on its way from the reflector to the first lens,

wherein the reflector is an elliptical reflector, with the LED being positioned in a first focal point thereof, and
wherein the first lens comprises an aspherical collimating lens portion for collimating at least a part of the first portion
of the light emitted by the LED in the main light output plane, which aspherical collimating lens portion is arranged in such
a way that its focal point corresponds to a second focal point of the elliptical reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,731,028

METHODS OF TREATMENT WITH ARGININE DEIMINASE

Polaris Group, Grand Cay...

1. A method for treating pancreatic cancer in a patient in need thereof, comprising administering to the patient an effective
amount of a therapeutic composition comprising an arginine deiminase (ADI) covalently bonded via a linking group to polyethylene
glycol (PEG),
(a) wherein said ADI-PEG composition is formulated in a histidine buffer having 0.0035 M to 0.35 M Histidine-HCI and a pH
of about 6.6 to 7.0.

US Pat. No. 9,768,686

FEEDBACK SCHEME FOR NON-ISOLATED POWER SUPPLY

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A switching power converter comprising:
a switch coupled between an input terminal for receiving an input voltage and a switching node;
an inductor coupled between the switching node and a first output terminal;
a diode coupled between the switching node and a second output terminal, the first and second output terminals configured
to provide an output voltage to a load; and

a controller coupled to the switching node, the controller configured to generate a control signal for turning on and turning
off the switch at each switching cycle of a plurality of switching cycles of the switch, wherein the controller comprises:

a reference signal generator circuit to generate a substantially constant reference voltage;
an integrator circuit comprising an operational amplifier to receive the substantially constant reference voltage on an inverting
input terminal and to receive a diode voltage across the diode on a non-inverting input terminal, the operational amplifier
to integrate a voltage difference between the substantially constant reference voltage and the diode voltage across the diode;
and

a switch control circuit to generate the control signal by processing the integrated voltage difference.

US Pat. No. 9,736,808

CONTROL APPARATUS, RELAY APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD

SoftBank Corp., Tokyo (J...

1. A control apparatus controlling a relay apparatus that is mounted in a mobile object and relays communication between a
base station and a communication terminal, the control apparatus comprising:
a mobile object information acquiring circuit that acquires mobile object information indicating a state of the mobile object;
and

a control circuit that controls the relay apparatus based on the mobile object information, wherein
the control circuit judges whether movement speed of the mobile object is less than a predetermined value, based on the mobile
object information, and

if the movement speed of the mobile object is judged to be less than the predetermined value, the control circuit generates
a relay control signal indicating that a relay function of the relay apparatus is to be activated.

US Pat. No. 9,734,973

ELECTRIC SWITCHING DEVICE

ABB S.P.A., (IT)

1. An electrical switching device for a low voltage circuit, comprising: an electronic unit configured to be operatively connected
to a first communication bus that implements a first communication protocol; a communication module configured to be operatively
connected to the first communication bus and to a second communication bus that implements a second communication protocol,
which is different than the first communication protocol, wherein the communication module is configured to place the first
communication bus in communication with the second communication bus, and wherein the communication module is configured to
detect a condition relative to the electrical switching device and make it accessible externally thereto through at least
one of the first communication bus and the second communication bus; wherein the electrical switching device further includes
a first auxiliary contact configured to signal a first characteristic of the electrical switching device and a second auxiliary
contact configured to signal a second characteristic of the electrical switching device, wherein the communication module
is structured to make the first characteristic and the second characteristic accessible externally thereto through at least
one of the first communication bus and the second communication bus.

US Pat. No. 9,769,954

LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM FOR A COMPUTER CABINET

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-Sou...

1. A computer cabinet comprising:
at least one rackable server through which a cooling circuit passes, the cooling circuit carrying a coolant, the cooling circuit
comprising an inlet and an outlet;

a coolant supply device configured to supply the cooling circuit with coolant, the supply device comprising:
two cooling modules, each cooling module comprising:
a primary hydraulic circuit a comprising an outlet for connection to the inlet of a client hydraulic network and an inlet
for connection to the outlet of the client hydraulic network;

a secondary hydraulic circuit comprising an outlet connected to the inlet of the computer cabinet cooling circuit and an inlet
connected to the outlet of the computer cabinet cooling circuit;

a heat exchanger to cool the coolant passing through the secondary hydraulic circuit by heat dissipation through the primary
hydraulic circuit;

a pump to control the coolant flow in the secondary hydraulic circuit;
a controller configured to control the pump;
a central control unit connected to the controller of each of the cooling modules;
wherein the central control unit is configured to activate one of the cooling modules while the other cooling module is inactive,
the secondary hydraulic circuit of the active cooling module supplying the cooling circuit so as to keep the coolant at a
constant differential pressure between the cooling module outlet and inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,769,887

POWER CONVERTER FOR AN LED ASSEMBLY AND LIGHTING APPLICATION

EldoLAB Holding B.V., So...

1. A power converter for an LED assembly, the power converter comprising:
a switched mode power supply arranged to power the LED assembly;
an AC/DC converter arranged to provide a variable DC supply voltage to an input terminal of the switched mode power supply,
the switched mode power supply being configured to convert the variable DC supply voltage to a required load voltage for powering
the LED assembly; and

a control unit, in normal use for powering the LED assembly, arranged to substantially continuously receive an input signal
representing a required load voltage for powering the LED assembly, the control unit being arranged to control the AC/DC converter,
thereby, in normal use controlling the variable DC supply voltage, in accordance with the required load voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,769,286

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS AND METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SYSTEM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A transmission system for distributing a content item to a client, the transmission system comprising:
circuitry configured to
receive or generate a script, the script being programmed to prompt a user to answer a question and cause the answer to be
stored in a preference, demographics, and interests (PDI) table on the client; and

transmit the content item and filter criteria associated with the content item.

US Pat. No. 9,769,266

CONTROLLING ACCESS TO RESOURCES ON A NETWORK

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying program instructions executable in a client device that, when executed
by the client device, cause the client device to:
generate a request on the client device to access an enterprise resource from an enterprise device, the request comprising
user access credentials and a device identifier corresponding to the client device;

cause the request to access the enterprise resource to be communicated to a proxy server configured to:
authenticate a user account of the client device by determining that the user access credentials match approved user access
credentials stored in a data store;

authenticate the client device by determining that the device identifier matches an approved device identifier stored in the
data store;

communicate with a compliance server to determine that the client device complies with at least one compliance rule based
at least in part on a device profile generated for the client device;

associate enterprise access credentials with the client device in response to the client device being authorized by the proxy
server and the compliance server to access the enterprise resource;

modify the request to generate a subsequent request to access the enterprise resource for transmission to the enterprise device
by replacing the user access credentials with the enterprise access credentials in response to the enterprise access credentials
being associated with the client device, the subsequent request further comprising the device identifier;

receive the enterprise resource from the enterprise device in response to the subsequent request being received by the enterprise
device from the proxy server and the subsequent request being authenticated by the enterprise device using the enterprise
access credentials and the device identifier; and

communicate the enterprise resource to the client device; and
access the enterprise resource received at the client device from the proxy server.

US Pat. No. 9,735,484

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR SYSTEM INCLUDING ELECTRICAL CABLE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. An electrical cable connector assembly comprising:
a housing;
a printed circuit board including a body disposed within the housing, the printed circuit board comprising a first plurality
of electrically conductive mounting locations supported by the body so as to define an array of electrically conductive mounting
locations, and a second plurality of electrically conductive mounting locations supported by the body at a location spaced
from the array of electrically conductive mounting locations, wherein respective ones of the second plurality of electrically
conductive mounting locations are in electrical communication with respective ones of the first plurality of electrically
conductive mounting locations;

an electrical connector disposed within the housing and mounted to the printed circuit board, the electrical connector including
a plurality of electrical contacts that are individually, physically and electrically connected to respective ones of the
first plurality of electrically conductive mounting locations; and

at least one electrical cable supported by the housing, the cable comprising at least one electrical signal conductor individually,
physically and electrically attached to at least a respective one of the second electrically conductive mounting locations.

US Pat. No. 9,731,922

AUTOMATIC SPLICING DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An automatic splicing device which connects number one tape and number two tape provided with cavities for storing components
and indexing holes at fixed intervals using splicing tape, comprising:
number one and number two cutting devices for respectively cutting at number one and number two cutting positions respective
unnecessary sections at a tail end of the number one tape and a leading end of the number two tape;

number one and number two indexing devices for conveying the number one and number two tapes respectively along number one
and number two conveyance paths and positioning number one and number two cutting points of the number one and number two
tapes in order at the number and number two cutting positions and a splicing position;

number one and number two detection devices for detecting respectively number one and number two cavities of the number one
and number two tapes conveyed along the number one and number two conveyance paths, and number one and number two components
stored in the number one and number two cavities, at number one and number two detection positions provided respectively in
the number one and number two conveyance paths;

a control device for controlling each operation of number one and number two tape indexing devices, the number one and number
two cutting devices and a joining device;

wherein the control device has:
a pitch calculating means for calculating a predetermined pitch between the number one and number two cavities based on at
least one of the number one and number two cavities detected by at least one of the number one and number two detection devices;

a number one and number two cutting point calculating device for calculating respectively the number one and number two cutting
points of the number one and number two tapes from a number one distance between the number one detection position and the
number one cutting position, and a number two distance between the number two detection position and the number two cutting
position, and the predetermined pitch calculated by the pitch calculating means, based on a number one and number two component
presence signal output after the number one and number two detections devices detect a switch from the number one and number
two cavities without the number one and number two components to the number one and number two cavities with the number one
and number two components; and

a number one and number two cutting position deciding means which control the number one and number two tape indexing devices
and move the number one and number two tapes the number one and number two distances after the number one and number two component
presence signal is output to respectively decide conveyance positions of the number one and number two cutting points at the
number one and number two cutting positions.

US Pat. No. 9,768,751

AUDIO SYSTEM INCLUDING MULTIBAND AUDIO DYNAMICS PROCESSOR

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. An audio system, comprising:
a level controller configured to receive at least one input audio signal from at least one audio medium, said level controller
including a gain adjust module configured to produce an output audio signal based on the at least one input audio signal;

a filter arrangement communicatively coupled to the level controller, the filter arrangement being configured to receive the
output audio signal and divide the output signal into a plurality of filtered signals, each of the filtered signals corresponding
to a respective frequency band;

a multiband dynamics controller communicatively coupled to the filter arrangement, the multiband dynamics controller being
configured to receive the filtered signals and apply a corresponding gain characteristic to each of the filtered signals to
thereby produce a plurality of gain adjust signals; and

a threshold detector module communicatively coupled to the gain adjust module and configured to determine whether the output
audio signal is below a predetermined threshold value, wherein the multiband dynamics controller is configured to receive
a signal from the threshold detector module and adjust at least one of the gain adjust signals based upon the signal from
the threshold detector module.

US Pat. No. 9,767,616

RECOGNIZING OBJECTS IN A PASSABLE WORLD MODEL IN AN AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A method for recognizing objects with a virtual or augmented reality display system, comprising:
identifying map points in a world model that is projected to at least one eye of a user by a projector in a virtual or augmented
reality display system, wherein the map points corresponds to one or more real objects and is used to determine a geometric
structure of a location of the user;

recognizing, using at least one microprocessor, a real object of the one or more real objects in the world model presented
by the virtual or augmented reality display system to the user at least by deriving a geometric structure of the real object
using an image segmentation technique based in part or in whole upon the map points; and

displaying one or more virtual objects to the user relative to the real object, based at least in part on a location of the
user.

US Pat. No. 9,735,342

PIEZOELECTRIC THIN FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A piezoelectric thin film that is formed through sputtering and consists essentially of scandium aluminum nitride, wherein
the piezoelectric thin film has a carbon atomic content between 0.1 at % and 2.5 at %.

US Pat. No. 9,734,462

METHOD OF PROCESSING A TRANSACTION FOR A PARKING SESSION

AVIGILON PATENT HOLDING 1...

1. A method of processing a transaction for a parking session between a parking system and a payment provider on behalf of
a user, wherein the user facilitates the transaction through a mobile computing device connected to a remote server, the method
comprising:
on the mobile computing device of the user, storing a user identifier;
first receiving a parking identifier, then sending the user identifier and the parking identifier to the server;
on the server, receiving the user identifier and the parking identifier;
retrieving parking system information based on the parking identifier;
retrieving payment provider information based on the user identifier;
processing a transaction between the payment provider and parking system, wherein the transaction amount is based on a duration
of the parking session;

wherein the parking session has a start time and an end time, wherein the start time is determined from the time a start condition
is met, the end time is determined from the time an end condition is met, and the parking session duration is the difference
between the end time and start time.

US Pat. No. 9,732,445

LOW TEMPERATURE STABILIZATION PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF CARBON FIBER HAVING STRUCTURAL ORDER

UT-BATTELLE, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A method for producing a carbon fiber, the method comprising:
(i) subjecting a continuous carbon fiber precursor having a polymeric matrix in which strength-enhancing particles are incorporated
to a stabilization process during which the carbon fiber precursor is heated to within a temperature range ranging from the
glass transition temperature to no less than 20° C. below the glass transition temperature of the polymeric matrix, wherein
the maximum temperature employed in the stabilization process is below 400° C., for a processing time within said temperature
range of at least 1 hour in the presence of oxygen and in the presence of a magnetic field of at least 1 Tesla, while said
carbon fiber precursor is held under an applied axial tension; and

(ii) subjecting the stabilized carbon fiber precursor, following step (i), to a carbonization process.
US Pat. No. 9,731,497

PRINTING PAPER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PRINTED MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. Printing paper comprising:
a base paper and
a coating layer containing a pigment and a binder on at least one side of the base paper; wherein,
an ash content of the base paper is 20% by weight to 30% by weight, and
specific tensile strength of the printing paper in the CD direction is 9.0 N·m/g or less, and the ratio of (specific tensile
strength in the MD direction)/(specific tensile strength in the CD direction) is 1.9 to 2.3, wherein the specific tensile
strength is as determined basically in compliance with JIS P 8113:2006.

US Pat. No. 9,769,674

MOBILE CELLULAR NETWORKS

OCEUS NETWORKS INC., Res...

1. A system comprising:
a server computing system comprising at least one hardware processor and configured to manage one or more mobile cellular
network (MCN) communication systems, the server computing system configured with computer-executable instructions that, when
executed, cause the server computing system to:

generate a first coverage map corresponding to a first coverage area of a first MCN communication system of the one or more
MCN communication systems based at least in part on data received from the first MCN communication system, wherein the first
MCN communication system is configured to generate a cellular network for the first coverage area and independently provide
communication links between one or more user equipment within the first coverage area without communication to another of
the one or more MCN communication systems;

generate a second coverage map corresponding to a second coverage area of a second MCN communication system of the one or
more MCN communication systems based at least in part on data received from the second MCN communication system, wherein the
second MCN communication system is configured to generate a cellular network for the second coverage area and independently
provide communication links between one or more user equipment within the second coverage area without communication to another
of the one or more MCN communication systems;

calculate a predicted coverage area based, at least in part, on updated data received from at least one of the first MCN communication
system, the second MCN communication system, or from user input, wherein the updated data is indicative of a predicted change
in location of the first MCN communication system or the second MCN communication system to at least one predicted location;

generate an updated coverage map corresponding to the predicted coverage area of at least one of the first MCN communication
system or the second MCN communication system; and

provide instructions to display at least the updated coverage map.

US Pat. No. 9,735,129

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method comprising:
forming a first redistribution layer over a first carrier substrate, the first redistribution layer having a first side, the
first side having a first area and a second area surrounding the first area;

forming an alignment structure on the first side of the first redistribution layer in the second area;
forming an electrical connector on the first side of the first redistribution layer in the second area;
after forming the alignment structure and the electrical connector, aligning a first die over the first side of the first
redistribution layer in the first area using the alignment structure as an alignment mark, the alignment structure being located
at a first distance from the first die, the electrical connector being located at a second distance from the first die, the
second distance being greater than the first distance;

bonding the first die to the first side of the first redistribution layer in the first area;
forming a second redistribution layer; and
after forming the second redistribution layer, bonding the second redistribution layer to the first die using a set of bonding
structures to form a set of bonding joints, at least one of the set of bonding joints being bonded to the first die.

US Pat. No. 9,763,918

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING CHRONIC URTICARIA

Knopp Biosciences LLC, P...

1. A method of treating a condition characterized by elevated levels of mast cells, elevated levels of activation of mast
cells, elevated levels of basophils, elevated levels of activation of basophils, elevated levels of eosinophils, elevated
levels of activation of eosinophils, or a combination thereof in a subject, comprising administering to a subject in need
thereof, a therapeutically effective amount of dexpramipexole;
wherein the condition is selected from the group consisting of chronic urticaria, chronic idiopathic urticaria, chronic autoimmune
urticaria, aquagenic urticaria, cholinergic urticaria, contact urticaria, exercise-induced urticaria, physical urticaria,
acquired cold urticaria, delayed pressure urticaria, heat urticaria, solar urticaria, demographic urticaria, urticaria factitia,
uticaria pigmentosa, and any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,768,739

DIGITAL HYBRID MODE POWER AMPLIFIER SYSTEM

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A digital hybrid mode power amplifier system comprising:
a down-converted RF input;
a multi-channel digital input;
a digital predistortion module for receiving at least one of the down-converted RF inputs or multi-channel digital inputs,
wherein the digital predistortion module utilizes a predistortion polynomial;

a power amplifier portion responsive to signals representative of the output of the digital module; and
a down-converted feedback portion adapted to monitor signals representative of adjacent channel power for feeding back to
the digital predistortion module signals representative of the output of one or more channels of the power amplifier portion,
in response to which the digital predistortion module computes the predistortion polynomial and modifies its output to reduce
adjacent channel power,

wherein the digital predistortion module adaptively compensates for nonlinearity and memory effects resulting from asymmetric
distortion introduced by the power amplifier portion.

US Pat. No. 9,766,158

TEST BENCH AND METHOD FOR TESTING THE DRIVE TRAIN OF A WIND TURBINE

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A test bench for testing a drive train of a wind turbine, comprising a drive device for introducing test power into the
drive train, wherein the drive device is configured to be detachably connected to the drive train to be tested, wherein for
testing the drive train the drive device is mounted on or attached to and supported on the drive train so as to be removable,
and wherein most of a weight force of the drive device is borne by the drive train when the drive device is mounted on or
attached to and supported on the drive train.

US Pat. No. 9,735,565

BI-DIRECTIONAL TRANSMITTER/RECEIVER COMPRISING TEMPERATURE SENSOR AND DRIVING CIRCUIT COMPRISING THE SAME

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A bi-directional transmitter/receiver, comprising:
a pin connected with a main control circuit;
a transistor connected with a first electrode to the pin;
a Schmitt trigger connected with the pin to determine an output according to a voltage of the pin; and
a temperature sensor which is connected to the pin to sense temperature and output temperature information to the pin.

US Pat. No. 9,731,836

PROPULSION, ELECTRICAL, AND THERMAL MANAGEMENT DEVICE FOR A SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A system for providing propulsion, electrical generation and thermal management to an airframe from a single prime mover,
comprising:
an engine providing power to an engine output shaft;
a speed change transmission, said transmission having an input shaft and at least two output shafts, said input shaft operatively
connected to said engine output shaft to distribute power from said engine to a first transmission output shaft and a second
transmission output shaft, said first transmission output shaft operatively coupled to an electric machine and to a propeller
such that both said electric machine and said propeller are driven by said first transmission output shaft, and said second
transmission output shaft operatively coupled to a refrigerant compressor of a refrigeration system, wherein said refrigerant
compressor is coupled with said propeller via said first transmission output shaft and via said second transmission output
shaft, and

a condenser for said refrigeration system mounted on a structure that surrounds said propeller.

US Pat. No. 9,730,782

VESSEL HARVESTER

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. A blood vessel harvesting system comprising:
a blunt dissection tip comprising a transparent member having a taper to a vertex and a slot, wherein a portion of the transparent
member has a cone shape that includes the vertex;

an elongated shaft attached at a distal end to the dissection tip, wherein the elongated shaft has a longitudinal central
axis and comprises an optical path that extends to the transparent member of the dissection tip, wherein the longitudinal
central axis is aligned to pass through the vertex;

and
a cutting assembly comprising at least one blade disposed to extend longitudinally along an offset axis that is substantially
parallel to the longitudinal central axis and offset from the longitudinal central axis of the elongated shaft, and at least
one electrode that contacts a blood vessel to be transected while captivated by the at least one blade, wherein the at least
one electrode is disposed on, along, or about the blunt dissection tip, and wherein the at least one blade is moveable relative
to the elongated shaft and through the slot to enable cutting of the blood vessel on a region of the transparent member, and
wherein a junction in the vicinity of where the dissection tip is attached to the elongated shaft has a perimeter, and the
longitudinal central axis of the elongated shaft and the offset axis are disposed within the perimeter of the junction.

US Pat. No. 9,767,806

ANTI-SPOOFING

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

16. A speaker recognition system adapted for receiving audio data, the system being adapted for:
receiving audio data under test;
obtaining a Low Frequency Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (LF-MFCC) parameter, comprising a ratio between an energy of
the received audio data under test in a predetermined frequency band and an energy of a complete frequency spectrum of the
received audio data under test; and

classifying using a Gaussian classifier whether the received audio data under test is genuine or represents a recording replayed
through a loudspeaker, based on the Low Frequency Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (LF-MFCC) parameter, wherein the Gaussian
classifier is trained by the following steps:

a first Gaussian is obtained by:
receiving genuine audio data;
obtaining a first Low Frequency Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (LF-MFCC) parameter, comprising the ratio between the
energy of the genuine audio data in a predetermined frequency band and the energy of the complete frequency spectrum of the
genuine audio data;

receiving audio data representing recordings replayed through a loudspeaker; and
modelling the genuine audio data;
and wherein a second Gaussian is obtained by:
receiving audio data representing recordings replayed through a loudspeaker;
obtaining a Low Frequency Mel Frequency Cepstral Coefficients (LF-MFCC) parameter, comprising the ratio between the energy
of the audio data representing recordings replayed through a loudspeaker in a predetermined frequency band and the energy
of the complete frequency spectrum of the audio data representing recordings replayed through a loudspeaker; and

modelling the audio data representing recordings replayed through a loudspeaker with a second Gaussian.

US Pat. No. 9,736,960

FRAMEWORK FOR ELECTRONIC OR NETWORK CABINETS

Knuerr GmbH, Arnstorf (D...

1. A framework for an electronic or network cabinet, comprising:
a first vertical profile frame and a second vertical profile frame, wherein each of said first and second vertical profile
frames includes two horizontal frame struts and two vertical frame struts,

four depth struts, wherein selected ones of each of said depth struts are indirectly connected at corresponding positions
to one of the vertical frame struts of the first vertical profile frame and one of the vertical frame struts of the second
vertical profile frame,

wherein the depth struts are dimensioned in order to be able to absorb and compensate tilting forces of the first and second
vertical profile frames in a depth direction, wherein the depth direction is a direction of the depth struts,

wherein the vertical frame struts have a grid for fixing components to be, accommodated in the framework,
a plurality of spacers, the plurality of spacers helping to define an overall width of the framework and being provided between
the vertical frame struts and the depth struts at upper and lower regions of the vertical frame struts,

wherein the depth struts are fixed to the spacers and the spacers are fixed to the vertical frame struts; and
wherein the depth struts each have a C-shaped cross-section, and an open side of the C-shaped cross section is provided toward
a respective one of the first or second vertical profile frames and a closed side of the C-shaped cross-section is provided
in the opposite direction thereof, and further wherein the depth struts are outwardly spaced apart from the vertical frame
struts.

US Pat. No. 9,734,989

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ION BEAM ETCHING DEVICE, AND CONTROL DEVICE

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
performing a chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) step of polishing a substrate with chemical mechanical polishing, wherein
in the CMP step, an amount of polishing is higher at an outer peripheral portion in a plane of the substrate than at a central
portion thereof;

providing an ion beam etching device comprising:
a plasma generation chamber,
a treatment chamber configured to process a substrate,
a grid provided between the treatment chamber and the plasma generation chamber, the grid for forming an ion beam by drawing
ions from the plasma generation chamber, and

a substrate holder in which a substrate provided in the treatment chamber is placed is used; and
performing an ion beam etching (IBE) step of performing ion beam etching treatment to the polished substrate, wherein, in
the ion beam etching treatment in the IBE step, an etching amount is lower at the outer peripheral portion in the substrate
plane than at the central portion thereof so that a film thickness distribution in the substrate plane generated by the CMP
step is corrected.

US Pat. No. 9,732,602

METHOD OF DELIVERING FRACTURING FLUID AND ADDITIVES BY FORMULATING AN AQUEOUS BASED FLUID FOR OPTIMAL FRACTURING FLUID CHARACTERISTICS

TETRA Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method for controlled delivery of a fracturing fluid to a well bore comprising:
(a) identifying a plurality of sources of an aqueous base fluid for the fracturing fluid and providing predetermined characteristic
data for the fracturing fluid;

(b) testing the identified plurality of sources of aqueous base fluid to determine each source's characteristics;
(c) comparing the tested physical and chemical characteristic data of each source of aqueous base fluid identified in step
“a” to the predetermined characteristic data for the fracturing fluid to identify suitability of each identified source for
fracturing operations;

(d) after step “c”, if a favorable comparison is made to the predetermined characteristic data for the fracturing fluid, transporting
aqueous base fluid, obtained from their respective source identified in step “a” to a well site for fracturing operations
at least one of the sources that compared favorably in step “c” to the predetermined characteristic data for the fracturing
fluid;

(e) during step “d” testing the aqueous base fluid being transported, and comparing the characteristic data to the predetermined
characteristic data for the fracturing fluid;

(f) during steps “d” and “e”, in the event of a failed comparison, introducing at least one additive to treat the aqueous
base fluid being transported;

(g) repeating steps “e” and “f” until the aqueous base fluid being transported achieves the predetermined characteristics;
and

(h) after step “g”, transporting the treated aqueous base fluid to a fracturing system, the fracturing system including a
fracturing pump; and

(i) after step “h”, formulating the fracturing fluid with the treated aqueous base fluid, and the pump of the fracturing system
pumping the fracturing fluid into the wellbore for fracturing operations.

US Pat. No. 9,732,400

AUTOCLAVE APPARATUS USED DURING HIGH-PRESSURE ACID LEACHING PROCESS

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. An autoclave apparatus used during a high-pressure acid leaching process, the autoclave apparatus comprising:
a cylindrical main body partitioned into a plurality of compartments by partition walls;
stirrers provided in the respective compartments for transferring slurry from an upstream side compartment to a downstream
side compartment to sequentially advance leaching;

opening portions for a manway provided in bottom portions of each of the respective partition walls such that the opening
portions do not reach end portions of the partition walls; and

rectangular liquid flow ports for slurry transfer provided on manway doors of the respective opening portions, each liquid
flow port having a liquid flow port door for opening or closing the liquid flow port,

wherein the liquid flow ports are installed at positions where the heights from the lowermost portion of the autoclave to
the center of gravity of the liquid flow port doors are 0.1 times to 0.3 times an autoclave diameter and distances from the
longitudinal center lines of the partition walls to the center of gravity of the liquid flow port doors are 0.05 times to
0.25 times the autoclave diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,731,831

AIRCRAFT WITH AN AIR INTAKE FOR AN AIR BREATHING PROPULSION ENGINE

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. An aircraft with a fuselage that accommodates at least one air breathing propulsion engine, the fuselage having a maximum
fuselage width (AW) determined in the region of the at least one air breathing propulsion engine and comprising at least one
front fuselage cowling and at least one rear fuselage cowling that are each covering the at least one air breathing propulsion
engine at least partly,
the at least one front and rear fuselage cowlings being spaced apart from each other in a direction transverse to a longitudinal
axis of the at least one air breathing propulsion engine by a predetermined cowling offset (W) to define a dynamic air intake
through which an intake air stream is supplied to the at least one air breathing propulsion engine in operation,

the dynamic air intake defining an at least partly funnel-shaped air duct towards an engine integrated air inlet and being
provided with at least one air-permeable engine protection member that is adapted to clean the intake air stream upstream
of the engine integrated air inlet in an associated protection mode,

the at least one air-permeable engine protection member being arranged transverse to the at least one front fuselage cowling
with a predetermined protection inclination angle (?),

wherein the dynamic air intake comprises an outer intake cover that extends from the at least one rear fuselage cowling in
a direction opposed to the engine integrated air inlet, the outer intake cover defining an outer scoop of the at least partly
funnel-shaped air duct, and

wherein the outer intake cover defines a cover front edge and that the at least one air-permeable engine protection member
defines a protection leading edge and a protection trailing edge, the protection leading edge being arranged, in the associated
protection mode, upstream of the cover front edge at the at least one front fuselage cowling and the protection trailing edge
being arranged, in the associated protection mode, downstream of the cover front edge at the at least one rear fuselage cowling.

US Pat. No. 9,765,333

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SILENCING MARBURG VIRUS GENE EXPRESSION

PROTIVA BIOTHERAPEUTICS, ...

1. An isolated, single-stranded, RNA molecule consisting of a sequence selected from SEQ ID NO:13, SEQ ID NO:14, SEQ ID NO:15,
SEQ ID NO:16, SEQ ID NO:17, SEQ ID NO:18, SEQ ID NO:19, SEQ ID NO:20, SEQ ID NO:21, SEQ ID NO:22, SEQ ID NO:23 and SEQ ID
NO:24.
US Pat. No. 9,730,947

METHOD OF TREATING LUPUS NEPHRITIS

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A method of treating lupus nephritis in a human subject in need thereof, the method comprising:
(a) measuring elevated levels of soluble TNF-like weak inducer of apoptosis (TWEAK) in a biological sample from the human
subject in need thereof as compared to a control, wherein the control is a biological sample from a healthy subject, a cohort
of healthy subjects, or is a baseline value from the human subject in need thereof and

(b) administering a therapeutically effective amount of a TWEAK/TWEAK-R blocking agent to the human subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,767,728

LIGHT SENSOR BENEATH A DUAL-MODE DISPLAY

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A system comprising:
a dual-mode display operable in an opaque mode when displaying opaque portions of a display image, the dual-mode display operable
in a transparent mode when not displaying the display image, the dual-mode display comprising a substantially transparent
cathode layer, a plurality of organic light emitting diodes, and a substantially transparent anode layer;

a selectively addressable region associated with the dual-mode display, the selectively addressable region disposed above
a camera, the selectively addressable region operable to be transparent when remainder of the dual-mode display is in the
opaque mode, and when the selectively addressable region is transparent, the selectively addressable region to allow light
to enter the camera, and to allow light to exit the camera;

a first set of electrodes to activate and to deactivate the dual-mode display except the selectively addressable region;
a second set of electrodes to activate and to deactivate the selectively addressable region; and
a display controller to send a first signal and a second signal to the selectively addressable region, the first signal to
turn the selectively addressable region transparent, and the second signal to turn the selectively addressable region opaque.

US Pat. No. 9,765,590

FRACTURING BALL RETRIEVAL DEVICE AND METHOD

BAKKEN BALL RETRIEVAL, LL...

1. A wellbore plugging system for use in a wellbore casing comprising: a wellbore setting tool, a wellbore retrieval tool
and a ball-in-place plug; said wellbore retrieval tool operatively coupled to said wellbore setting tool on an upstream end
of said wellbore retrieval tool; said wellbore retrieval tool operatively coupled to said ball-in-place plug on a downstream
end of said wellbore retrieval tool; a restriction element is configured to be conveyed with said ball-in-place plug; said
wellbore retrieval tool sized and configured to trap and hold said restriction element to be retrieved within said wellbore
retrieval tool; wherein, said restriction element is drawn by well flow back into a trap in said wellbore retrieval tool for
retrieval.

US Pat. No. 9,736,860

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING OF A SHARED RESOURCE

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

1. A system for scheduling access to a shared resource, the system comprising:
one or more transceivers to receive schedule data from and transmit schedule data to a plurality of nodes; and
a distributed or centralized scheduler communicatively coupled to the one or more transceivers to schedule access to the resource
access to which is shared among the plurality of nodes, the scheduler to provide, using the one or more transceivers, schedule
update data to each of the plurality of nodes and update a ring schedule detailing node access to the resource, the ring schedule
comprising a plurality of epochs with each epoch comprising a plurality of positions and with each of the plurality of nodes
including a position assignment each epoch, the update to the ring schedule including permuting positions of the ring schedule
with each position assignment remaining static or changing at least one position assignment for an epoch of the plurality
of epochs.

US Pat. No. 9,732,726

COMPONENT HANDLING, IN PARTICULAR WIND TURBINE COMPONENT HANDLING

1. A method for storing and/or transporting a plurality of wind turbine components for one or more wind turbines, the method
comprising:
mounting at least one handling interface device to each of a first of the wind turbine components and a second of the wind
turbine components, wherein the at least one handling interface device mounted onto the first wind turbine component presents
a plurality of engagement elements,

arranging the first wind turbine component to be supported by a plurality of wheels,
arranging the second wind turbine component to be supported by a plurality of wheels,
rolling the first wind turbine component into a first location,
engaging a raising arrangement to the engagement elements,
subsequently raising the first wind turbine component to a second location above the first location using the raising arrangement,
and

subsequently rolling the second wind turbine component into the first location, thereby inserting the second wind turbine
component under the first wind turbine component.

US Pat. No. 9,730,609

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AORTIC VALVE CALCIFICATION EVALUATION

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for automatic aortic valve calcification evaluation, comprising:
detecting a patient-specific aortic valve model in a 3D medical image volume;
segmenting calcifications in a region of the 3D medical image volume defined based on the aortic valve model; and
generating a 2D calcification plot showing locations of the segmented calcifications relative to aortic valve leaflets of
the patient-specific aortic valve model.

US Pat. No. 9,767,293

CONTENT BASED HARDWARE SECURITY MODULE ASSIGNMENT TO VIRTUAL MACHINES

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An assignment system comprising:
a memory; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, wherein the assignment system performs a method comprising:
configuring at least one hardware security module of a plurality of hardware security modules with a master key;
establishing, by a guest system, that the at least one hardware security module of the plurality of hardware security modules
is configured with the master key, the establishing using, by the guest system, a data pattern for a challenge protocol to
prove that the at least one hardware security module of the plurality of hardware security modules is configured with the
master key, the challenge protocol comprising:

obtaining, by the guest system, an unencrypted guest key, an encrypted guest key, an unencrypted data pattern, and an encrypted
data pattern, the encrypted guest key comprising the unencrypted guest key of the guest system encrypted using the master
key, and the encrypted data pattern having been encrypted by the guest system using the unencrypted guest key;

sending by the guest system, the encrypted guest key to the at least one hardware security module along with a guest data
pattern, the guest data pattern being either the encrypted data pattern or the unencrypted data pattern;

decrypting the encrypted guest key by the at least one hardware security module using the master key, and obtaining for return
to the guest system a host data pattern, the host data pattern being the other of the encrypted data pattern or the unencrypted
data pattern, the obtaining including using the unencrypted guest key by the at least one hardware security module on the
guest data pattern;

sending, by the at least one hardware security module, the host data pattern to the guest system;
comparing, by the guest system, the host data pattern with at least one of the unencrypted data pattern or the encrypted data
pattern to determine whether the challenge protocol has a positive outcome; and

based on the establishing obtaining the positive outcome of the challenge protocol, assigning the at least one hardware security
module of the plurality of hardware security modules configured with the master key to the guest system.

US Pat. No. 9,733,156

SAMPLE PLATFORMS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A sample holder assembly for use in direct sample analysis, the sample holder assembly comprising:
a sample platform configured to retain a sample support effective to retain a sample for direct sample analysis, the sample
platform comprising at least one aperture, the sample platform further comprising an orientation contact projecting from a
surface of the sample platform and configured to engage a rear surface of the sample support to position the sample support
on the sample platform, the sample platform further comprising an actuation contact configured to engage a sealing device
as the sample platform is raised to permit loading of sample on or in the sample support, the actuation contact further configured
to disengage the sealing device when the sample platform is lowered to permit analysis of sample loaded into the sample support;
and

an electrical coupler integral to the sample support and configured to couple to the sample platform through the at least
one aperture of the sample platform to retain the sample support on the sample platform and provide electrical coupling of
the sample support to ground.

US Pat. No. 9,731,429

STATIONARY BLADE SUPPORT DEVICE CONFIGURED SO THAT STATIONARY BLADE IS NOT DEFORMED, PAPER CUTTING DEVICE WITH STATIONARY BLADE SUPPORT DEVICE, AND PRINTER WITH PAPER CUTTING DEVICE

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A sheet cutting device, intended for use in a printer, comprising:
a fixed blade having a center portion, a root portion, a blade edge portion, and a side opposite the blade edge portion, the
blade edge portion of the fixed blade having two ends;

a movable blade configured to cut a sheet of printed paper by moving, in an engagement direction toward the fixed blade, and
having a V-shaped blade edge portion; and

a fixed blade support device supporting the fixed blade,
the fixed blade being curved so that the center portion, in a blade width direction of the fixed blade, protrudes toward the
movable blade;

the fixed blade support device comprising:
a biasing member configured to bias the fixed blade in a biasing direction toward the movable blade, the biasing direction
being straight; and

a support member configured to support the fixed blade by way of the biasing member,
the support member comprising:
a base surface portion on which the fixed blade is arranged, by way of the biasing member;
an upright surface portion that extends from the base surface portion in the biasing direction so as to close a rear side
of a root portion of the fixed blade on a side opposite to a blade edge portion thereof, and is configured to prevent the
fixed blade from being disengaged in the engagement direction; and

a retainer portion that extends from the upright surface portion so as to cover the center portion of the root portion of
the fixed blade in the blade width direction,

wherein:
the upright surface portion is devoid of either a blind hole or a through-hole adapted to receive the root portion of the
fixed blade; and

the retainer portion is configured to inhibit the fixed blade from disengaging in the biasing direction from the support member
while to allow the fixed blade to translate in a direction opposite to the biasing direction and in the blade width direction,

wherein:
the sheet cutting device further comprises a spring holder, provided separately from the fixed blade support member, mounted
between the base surface portion and the coil spring so as to position the one or more coil springs;

the spring holder comprises second retainer portions covering the two ends of the blade edge portion of the fixed blade in
the blade width direction:

the second retainer portions are arranged through intermediation of the one or more coil springs; and
the second retainer portions are configured to prevent the fixed blade from being disengaged in the biasing direction.
US Pat. No. 9,730,938

BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE INHIBITOR COMBINATIONS AND USES THEREOF

Pharmacyclics LLC, Sunny...

1. A method of treating a B-cell malignancy in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically
effective amount of a combination comprising ibrutinib and a PIM inhibitor selected from SGI-1776, AZD1208, AZD1897, LGH447,
JP_11646, CX-6258, and K00135, wherein the B-cell malignancy is acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), chronic lymphocytic leukemia
(CLL), small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), high-risk small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL), follicular lymphoma (FL), diffuse large
B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL), mantle cell lymphoma (MCL), Waldenstrom's macroglobulinemia, multiple myeloma, extranodal marginal
zone B cell lymphoma, nodal marginal zone B cell lymphoma, Burkitt's lymphoma, non-Burkitt high grade B cell lymphoma, primary
mediastinal B-cell lymphoma (PMBL), immunoblastic large cell lymphoma, precursor B-lymphoblastic lymphoma, B cell prolymphocytic
leukemia, lymphoplasmacytic lymphoma, splenic marginal zone lymphoma, plasma cell myeloma, plasmacytoma, mediastinal (thymic)
large B cell lymphoma, intravascular large B cell lymphoma, primary effusion lymphoma, or lymphomatoid granulomatosis.

US Pat. No. 9,769,766

SELF-OPTIMIZING DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM USING SOFT FREQUENCY REUSE

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A method of determining a transmission power of a digital remote unit (DRU) in a distributed antenna system (DAS), the
method comprising:
a) setting a transmission power level for a DRU;
b) determining a first key performance indicator related to a number of satisfied users at the transmission power;
c) iteratively adjusting the transmission power level for the DRU to increase the first key performance indicator related
to the number of satisfied users;

d) determining a second key performance indicator related to a capacity for the number of satisfied users;
e) iteratively adjusting the transmission power level for the DRU to increase the second key performance indicator related
to the capacity for the number of satisfied users; and

f) setting the transmission power level for the DRU at an iterated power level.

US Pat. No. 9,767,537

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INSPECTION USING PROGRAMMABLE FILTERS

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. An inspection system, comprising:
a memory module that is adapted to store: (a) first noise power spectrum information about noises associated with an acquisition
of an image of a first area of an inspected object, (b) first signal power spectrum information about first area signals that
are associated with the acquisition of the image of the first area, (c) second noise power spectrum information about noises
associated with an acquisition of an image of a second area of the inspected object, wherein the second area differs from
the first area, and (d) second signal power spectrum information about second area signals that are associated with the acquisition
of the image of the second area;

a configurable acquisition channel;
a controller that is adapted to: (a) determine, in response to a first frequency wise relationship between the first noise
power spectrum and the first signal power spectrum, a first configuration of the configurable acquisition channel; and (b)
determine, in response to a second frequency wise relationship between the second noise power spectrum and the second signal
power spectrum, a second configuration of the configurable acquisition channel; and

wherein the configurable acquisition channel is adapted to: (a) acquire the image of the first area of the inspected object
while being configured according to the first configuration, and (b) acquire the image of the second area while being configured
according to the second configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,736,895

COLOR MIXING OPTICS FOR LED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. An illumination device, comprising an emitter module having an array of emission LEDs mounted onto a substrate and encapsulated
within a primary optic, wherein the array of emission LEDs comprises four chains of serially connected LEDs with four LEDs
in each chain, wherein each chain is configured to produce a different color of light, and wherein each row, column, and diagonal
of the 4×4 array comprises only one LED from each chain.

US Pat. No. 9,735,091

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

CYNTEC Co., Ltd., Hsinch...

1. A package structure, comprising:
a first lead frame, wherein the first lead frame comprises a first single-piece metal body; and
a second lead frame, comprising a second single-piece metal body and a plurality of outer leads connected to the second single-piece
metal body, wherein the second single-piece metal body is located over the first single-piece metal body;

wherein a first outer lead and a second outer lead of the second lead frame are respectively extended downward from two opposite
edges of the second single-piece metal body to two opposite lateral sides of the first single-piece metal body of the first
lead frame, wherein a first electronic device and a second electronic device are laterally disposed on the first single-piece
metal body, and the first electronic device and the second electronic device are disposed between the first single-piece metal
body and the second single-piece metal body and spaced apart from each other horizontally, wherein a bottom surface of the
first outer lead of the second lead frame and a bottom surface of a portion of the first lead frame directly below the first
electronic device are substantially at a same horizontal level, wherein heat generated by the first electronic device is dissipated
through the first single-piece metal body and the second single-piece metal body.

US Pat. No. 9,734,944

ELECTRONIC PACKAGE STRUCTURE COMPRISING A MAGNETIC BODY AND AN INDUCTIVE ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

CYNTEC Co., Ltd., Hsinch...

1. An inductive component, comprising:
a magnetic body and a coil in the magnetic body; and
a first protrusion and a second protrusion, wherein each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion protrudes from
a bottom surface of the magnetic body, the first protrusion and the second protrusion being in contact with the magnetic body,
wherein the first protrusion comprises a first electrode disposed on the peak surface of the first protrusion, and the second
protrusion comprises a second electrode disposed on the peak surface of the second protrusion;

wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are electrically connected to a first end and a second end of the coil
via the first protrusion and the second protrusion, respectively, wherein the first electrode and the second electrode are
electrically connected to a first substrate disposed under the magnetic body, and at least one electronic device is disposed
between the magnetic body and a top surface of the first substrate, wherein there is no substrate that has a top surface located
over the at least one electronic device and is passed through by each of the first protrusion and the second protrusion.

US Pat. No. 9,732,968

GAS ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A gas enclosure assembly and system comprising:
a gas enclosure assembly comprising a plurality of frame member assemblies, wherein the frame member assemblies are sealably
joined to define an interior housing an industrial printing system;

a gas circulation and filtration system disposed within the interior to circulate an inert gas within the interior, and remove
particulate matter from the interior;

a gas purification system configured to purify the inert gas contained in the interior;
a ductwork assembly disposed within the interior, wherein the ductwork assembly is in flow communication with the gas circulation
and filtration system and in flow communication with the gas purification system; and

a bundle operably connected to the industrial printing system housed within the interior of the gas enclosure assembly, said
bundle comprising at least one of a cable, an electrical wire, a fluid-containing tubing, and a combination thereof, wherein
the bundle is disposed substantially within the ductwork.

US Pat. No. 9,767,988

METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SWITCHED MODE ION ENERGY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A system comprising:
a power supply configured to provide a periodic voltage function to an output configured to couple to a substrate support,
the periodic voltage function having pulses and a portion between the pulses;

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

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

accessing a memory to obtain an effective internal capacitance, C1, of a plasma processing chamber;

determining the slope, dV0/dt, of the portion between pulses; and

adjusting a magnitude of the compensation current, IC, applied to the substrate support until


US Pat. No. 9,736,954

RETAINING DEVICE FOR POWER DISTRIBUTION UNIT

Eaton Manufacturing LP, G...

1. A retaining device for a housing, the retaining device comprising:
a first member having a first hook portion configured to engage a first groove on a first side of the housing;
a second member having a second hook portion configured to engage a second groove on a second side of the housing; and
a handle member pivotally mounted onto the first member via a pivot attached to the first member,
wherein the second member comprises a stopping portion, and the handle member comprises a first contacting edge and a second
contacting edge which abut the stopping portion by pivotal movement of the handle member to first and second positions, respectively,
and

wherein a distance between the second contacting edge and the pivot is greater than a distance between the first contacting
edge and the pivot, such that a distance between the first and second hook portions decreases when the handle member is moved
from the first position to the second position so as to clamp the retaining device to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,736,947

NANO-COPPER VIA FILL FOR ENHANCED THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY OF PLATED THROUGH-HOLE VIA

Multek Technologies, Ltd....

1. A printed circuit board comprising:
a. a printed circuit board body; and
b. one or more electroplated via holes passing through the body,
wherein each via hole comprises a nano-copper solder deposited within the via by pushing the nano-copper solder from one side
of the via and pulling the nano-copper solder from an opposite side of the via, wherein the circuit board is heated to approximately
200° C. such that the nano-copper solder is melted, and wherein the melting point of the nano-copper solder is greater than
200° C. after it resolidifies.

US Pat. No. 9,730,706

METHOD OF USING A FEMORAL SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A method for surgically preparing a distal end of a femur to receive an orthopedic prosthesis, the method comprising:
attaching a depth stop to a handle at a first position of a plurality of positions along an elongated body of the handle,
securing a broach to an end of the handle, the broach having a tapered outer surface with a plurality of cutting teeth defined
in the outer surface,

advancing the broach along an anatomical axis of the femur through a distal opening of a medullary canal of the femur, and
engaging a proximal surface of the depth stop with a distal surface of the femur, wherein an oblique angle is defined between
the proximal surface and the anatomical axis of the femur.

US Pat. No. 9,732,127

COLORIMETRIC AND FLUORESCENT PROTEINS

Board of Trustees of Mich...

1. A CRBPII polypeptide comprising at least 95% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 5, said polypeptide comprising a mutation
corresponding to Q108K in SEQ ID NO: 5, said polypeptide capable of transmitting or emitting light when bound to a retinoid
or fluorescent dye molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,736,756

CENTRALIZED STATUS SERVER FOR CALL MANAGEMENT OF LOCATION-AWARE MOBILE DEVICES

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by one or more computers, a first call intended for a mobile device;
determining, by the one or more computers, that the mobile device is located in a predetermined geographic location;
determining, by the one or more computers, that the mobile device is stationary, including:
determining an estimated speed for the mobile device,
determining that the estimated speed for the mobile device does not exceed a predetermined speed threshold, and
in response to determining that the estimated speed for the mobile device does not exceed the predetermined speed threshold,
determining that the mobile device is stationary; and

in response to determining that the mobile device is located in the predetermined geographic location and determining that
the mobile device is stationary, routing, by the one or more computers, the first call intended for the mobile device to another
device.

US Pat. No. 9,735,955

OPTICAL CRYPTOGRAPHY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method, comprising:
sharing a first initialization vector IV0 between a first node and a second node using a multi-stage cryptography protocol, the first initialization vector IV0 including a string of transformations representing a string of polarization angles;

passing a first bit stream of first information from the first node to the second node as light transmitted over an optical
fiber using a single-stage cryptography protocol, the first bit stream being polarization encoded by using a polarization
modulator to apply a first polarization angle to a first set of bits within the first bit stream and a second polarization
angle to a second set of bits within the first bit stream in accordance with the first initialization vector IV0, wherein the first polarization angle and the second polarization angle are different;

reading a subset of predetermined locations of bits within the first bit stream and generating a transformation vector based
on the subset;

generating a second initialization vector IV1 using a predetermined algorithm and the transformation vector; and

passing a second bit stream of second information from the second node to the first node using a single-stage cryptography
protocol, the second bit stream being polarization encoded by applying a third polarization angle to a first set of bits within
the second bit stream and a fourth polarization angle to a second set of bits within the second bit stream in accordance with
the second initialization vector IV1, wherein the third polarization angle and the fourth polarization angle are different.

US Pat. No. 9,735,483

CONTACT

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact comprising:
a conductive spring member having a bonding surface to be bonded to a conductor pattern of a printed wiring board, the spring
member causing elastic deformation by being sandwiched between the conductor pattern and a conductive member different from
the printed wiring board; and

a housing made of resin that engages with the spring member, the housing surrounding at least a part of the spring member
from both sides at least across a deformation direction of respective portions of the spring member so as to support the spring
member on the printed wiring board, wherein

in a state where an external force does not act on the spring member or the housing when mounted on the printed wiring board,
the bonding surface is in contact with the conductor pattern while the housing is spaced from the printed wiring board.

US Pat. No. 9,734,974

LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKER WITH A CONTROL DEVICE FOR RE-CLOSING SAID LOW VOLTAGE CIRCUIT BREAKER

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

1. A low voltage circuit breaker comprising:
a control device for re-closing said low voltage circuit breaker, said control device being operatively associated with a
manoeuvring means of said circuit breaker;

the manoeuvring means being transitionable between a first operative position, associated with an opening configuration of
said circuit breaker, and a second operative position, associated with an closing configuration of said circuit breaker;

an actuating element comprising a shape memory material transitionable between a martensite state having a relaxed length
and an austenite state having a fully contracted length, and operatively associated with said manoeuvring means;

the control device controlling the actuating element;
wherein when the manoeuvring means is in the second operative position, the circuit breaker is conducting electricity, the
control device maintains the shape memory material in the martensite state, and the shape memory material is at the relaxed
length;

wherein in response to the circuit breaker tripping the manoeuvring means moves from the second operative position to the
first operative position, and the shape memory material in the martensite state stretches to a stretched length longer than
the relaxed length;

wherein the control device resets the circuit breaker after the trip by changing the shape memory material from the martensite
state to the austenite state, which contracts the shape memory material from the stretched length to the fully contracted
length to move the manoeuvring means from the first operative position to the second operative position;

wherein, in response to the manoeuvring means moving from the first operative position to the second operative position during
the reset, the control device transitions the shape memory material from the austenite state to the martensite state.

US Pat. No. 9,734,945

MAGNETIC SHIELD

PowerbyProxi Limited, Fr...

1. An ICPT system including a transmitting coil and a receiving coil wherein at least one coil is at least partly shielded
by a magnetic shield formed of a plurality of elongate insulated conductors wherein the shield has a surface which in use
is exposed to an incident magnetic field and wherein the elongate insulated conductors are arranged to distribute eddy currents
from said exposure along a path length that is long with respect to the size of the shield.

US Pat. No. 9,734,033

IMPLEMENTING PROCESSOR FUNCTIONAL VERIFICATION BY GENERATING AND RUNNING CONSTRAINED RANDOM IRRITATOR TESTS FOR MULTIPLE PROCESSOR SYSTEM AND PROCESSOR CORE WITH MULTIPLE THREADS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer system for implementing functional verification including generating and running constrained random irritator
tests for a multiple processor system and for a processor core with multiple threads comprising:
a processor;
a test generator apparatus;
said processor using said test generator including test generation context controls for generating separate tests including
a main test, and an irritator test for testing the multiple threads with the generated main test and each generated irritator
test being completely independent;

said processor using said test generator for saving the generated main test and each irritator test and randomly mixing the
generated main test and each irritator test;

said processor using said test generator for combining the saved generated main test and each irritator test and mixed generated
main test and each irritator test, wherein the main test is not forced to be generated with any particular irritator;

said processor using said test generator, implementing an unexpected exception handler for returning control of an irritator
program stream to a known location and a known state at an uninterrupted instruction address in the irritator program stream;

said processor using said test generator, running constrained random irritator tests, monitoring the main test and running
the main test from start to finish; and

said processor using said test generator, responsive to identifying the main test to complete, intervening in execution of
each irritator test.

US Pat. No. 9,733,476

IMAGE TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR A DISPLAY AND HEAD-UP DISPLAY EQUIPPED WITH SAID DEVICE

Valeo Etudes Electronique...

1. An image transmission device for a display intended to display a virtual image in the field of view of a driver, said transmission
device comprising:
a semi-reflective optical element configured to transmit light rays originating from an image generation device,
wherein the optical element displays said virtual image, originating from the image generation device, in said field of view
in a first plane, and wherein said optical element is also configured to guide the light; and

a light source, different from the image generation device, emitting a light beam that enters the optical element in a second
plane, substantially perpendicular to the first plane;

said light source and said optical element being located relative to one another in such a way that said beam is emitted by
said optical element operating as a light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,731,581

VEHICLE DOOR AND DOOR MODULE WITH MULTI-PORTION DOOR CARRIER

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A vehicle door for providing access to a vehicle interior, the vehicle door comprising:
an outer door panel;
an inner door panel connected to the outer door panel defining a door cavity there-between, the inner door panel having an
aperture for providing access to the door cavity;

a door module mounted to the inner door panel about the aperture by one or more module fasteners, the door module including
a first carrier portion having mounted thereon a window regulator as a first functional door hardware component coupled to
a window for moving the window up and down, a second carrier portion having mounted thereon a second functional door hardware
component, the first carrier portion releasably secured directly to the second carrier portion by one or more carrier fasteners,
wherein the second carrier portion with the second functional door hardware component mounted thereon is configured as removable
from the inner door panel by releasing the one or more carrier fasteners while maintaining the mounting of the first carrier
portion with the first functional door hardware component on the inner door panel by the one or more module fasteners and
without any removal of the coupling between the window and the first functional door hardware component; and

a first seal member between the door module and the inner door panel for sealing the aperture to inhibit communication of
moisture from the cavity to the vehicle interior.

US Pat. No. 9,732,215

BLOCK COPOLYMER COMPOSITION, AND SHEET

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A block copolymer composition, comprising a block copolymer component (I) and a block copolymer component (II),
wherein the block copolymer component (I) and the block copolymer component (II) both comprise a vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon
and a conjugated diene,

the block copolymer component (I) and the block copolymer component (II) both comprise a tapered block wherein the component
ratios of the vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon and the conjugated diene change from one end to the other end of the block, and a
vinyl aromatic hydrocarbon polymer block,

the block copolymer component (I) has a molecular weight peak in the range of molecular weight 150,000 to 300,000 in terms
of molecular weight distribution obtained by gel permeation chromatography,

the block copolymer component (II) has a molecular weight peak in the range of molecular weight 50,000 to 140,000 in terms
of molecular weight distribution obtained by gel permeation chromatography,

the content of the conjugated diene in the block copolymer component (I) is 10 to 20 mass %,
the content of the conjugated diene in the block copolymer component (II) is 30 to 50 mass %, and
the ratio (I)/(II) between molecular weight peak areas occupied by block copolymer component (I) and block copolymer component
(II) in the block copolymer composition obtained by gel permeation chromatography is 20/80 to 80/20.

US Pat. No. 9,736,821

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TRANSMISSION OF MULTIPLE MODULATED SIGNALS OVER WIRELESS NETWORKS

Wi-LAN, Inc., Ottawa (CA...

1. A method of operating a wireless cellular mobile unit in a bandwidth on demand wireless cellular communication system having
a plurality of wireless cellular mobile units and a base station, the method comprising:
the wireless cellular mobile unit registering with the base station and achieving uplink synchronization with the base station
for enabling communication between the wireless cellular mobile unit and the base station;

queuing data pertaining to at least one user application into a logical data queue of one or more logical data queues;
transmitting from the wireless cellular mobile unit an explicit message to the base station to inform the base station that
the wireless cellular mobile unit has data awaiting transmission to the base station;

receiving from the base station a transmission opportunity for the wireless cellular mobile unit to inform the base station
of an indication of an amount of data awaiting transmission to the base station in the logical data queue;

subsequent to reception of the transmission opportunity, transmitting to the base station the indication of an amount of data
awaiting transmission in the logical data queue; and

subsequent to transmitting the indication of an amount of data awaiting transmission in the logical data queue, receiving
an uplink (UL) transmission grant for the wireless cellular mobile unit.

US Pat. No. 9,735,944

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-CARRIER PACKET COMMUNICATION WITH REDUCED OVERHEAD

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

9. A base station in a wireless packet system using a frame structure of multiple frames for transmission, each frame comprising
a plurality of time intervals, each time interval comprising a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM)
symbols, and each OFDM symbol containing a plurality of frequency subcarriers, the base station comprising:
an apparatus configured to provide an identifier to a mobile device in the cell;
a scheduler configured to allocate a zone of time-frequency resource for carrying a packet of data of an application type
to the mobile device, the zone having a time-frequency coordinate origin and the zone comprising N time-frequency resource
units within a time interval, each unit containing a set of frequency subcarriers in a group of OFDM symbols, where N=2, 4,
or 8; and

a transmitter configured to transmit a quadrature phase-shift keying (QPSK) modulated signal containing the packet of data
to the mobile device in a manner that allows the mobile device to recover the packet of data using the starting origin and
N in conjunction with the provided identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,735,859

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING ADDRESSES OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES WITHIN A SATELLITE NETWORK

VT iDirect, Inc., Herndo...

1. A method of communication in a satellite network including a hub, a satellite, a remote terminal, an upstream switch connected
to the hub, at least one upstream communication device connected to the upstream switch, and plural remote-connected communication
devices connected to the remote terminal, the method comprising:
copying, by the remote terminal, a particular correspondence information entry from a remote-terminal database to a correspondence
information carrying message;

receiving at the hub, via the satellite from the remote terminal after the remote terminal copies the particular correspondence
information entry, the correspondence information carrying message including plural correspondence information entries, the
plural correspondence information entries including the particular correspondence information entry and each correspondence
information entry of the plural correspondence information entries identifying a virtual network identifier associated with
a media access control (MAC) address of one of the plural remote-connected communication devices connected to the remote terminal;
and

transmitting a data carrying message from one of the upstream communication devices to one of the plural remote-connected
communication devices via the hub, the satellite and the remote terminal based on the particular correspondence information
entry in the correspondence information carrying message.

US Pat. No. 9,735,137

SWITCH CIRCUIT PACKAGE MODULE

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A switch circuit package module, comprising:
at least a semiconductor switch unit comprising:
a first semiconductor switch element comprising a plurality of sub micro-switch elements; and
a second semiconductor switch element comprising a plurality of sub micro-switch elements; and
at least a capacitor unit comprising a plurality of capacitors, wherein the capacitors are arranged in a symmetrical distribution
surrounded the semiconductor switch unit, such that impedances of any two symmetrical commutation loops each of which mainly
consists of one capacitor and two sub micro-switch elements from the first semiconductor switch element and second semiconductor
switch element respectively are close to or the same with each other, wherein each of the first semiconductor switch element
and the second semiconductor switch element has source, drain and gate, the first semiconductor switch element is stacked
with the second semiconductor switch element and electrically connects with the second semiconductor switch element in series,
both of the first semiconductor switch element and the second semiconductor switch element are perpendicular type of semiconductor
switch chip which has source and drain in two different planes, each capacitor is configured with two terminals which are
electrically connected with the source of the first semiconductor switch element and the drain of the second semiconductor
switch element respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,734,943

ELECTROMAGNETIC DEVICE AND CONDUCTIVE STRUCTURE THEREOF

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A conductive structure for an electromagnetic device, comprising:
a conductive sheet being wound around an accommodating space and having two electrical connection terminals and a plurality
of conductive protruding portions and a plurality of base portions, wherein the conductive protruding portions protrude from
the base portions and being arranged between the electrical connection terminals, and two of the conductive protruding portions
adjacent to each other define a first heat dissipation passage, wherein at least one of the conductive protruding portions
is a hollow structure having two openings on opposite ends thereof and has a second heat dissipation passage, and the second
heat dissipation passage and the first heat dissipation passage are arranged alternately.

US Pat. No. 9,731,435

INTEGRAL IRRADIATION UNIT

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. An integral irradiation unit for hardening light-hardening polymer compositions, comprising:
at least one UV light source whose percentage of total radiation in a wavelength range of >700 nm is less than 15%, and in
a wavelength range <300 nm is less than 15%, wherein the at least one UV light source is configured to provide a wavelength
spectrum in which the actuation of the light-hardening polymer compositions and a reaction rate of a hardening process is
at maximum,

at least one mold cavity for receiving light-hardening polymer compositions,
at least one transparent element that is transparent to UV light generated by the UV light source and is in contact with the
light-hardening polymer compositions, wherein the at least one transparent element is made of a polymer material selected
from the group of acrylic polymers,

said integral irradiation unit characterized in that it comprises an interconnected unit of said at least one mold cavity
and said at least one UV light source.

US Pat. No. 9,769,891

LED DRIVER CIRCUIT, METHOD OF DRIVING AND VEHICLE LIGHT

Automotive Lighting Itali...

1. A driver circuit of lighting sources for powering a plurality of light sources, wherein the lighting sources are positioned
on lighting branches, where each lighting branch comprises lighting sources connected in series to each other or lighting
sources belonging to a column of a matrix of lighting sources,
said driver circuit including a power supply terminal in electrical communication with a direct voltage power supply generator,
and a switch that is operated depending on the value of said direct voltage power supply to switch the path of the overall
power supply electric current between at least one first path, corresponding to a first circuit configuration of the interconnections
between the lighting sources, and at least one second path, corresponding to a second circuit configuration of the interconnections
between the lighting sources, said at least two circuit configurations having a different number of lighting branches,

wherein the number of lighting sources supplied by the overall supply electrical current is kept constant,
and wherein the branch current flowing through each lighting branch is unchanged as said configuration varies.

US Pat. No. 9,765,554

VEHICULAR LATCH WITH DOUBLE PAWL ARRANGEMENT

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A vehicle latch, comprising:
a ratchet movable between a striker release position wherein the ratchet is positioned to receive a striker and a striker
capture position wherein the ratchet is positioned to retain the striker, the ratchet being biased towards the striker release
position;

a primary pawl movable between a ratchet checking position wherein the primary pawl is positioned to keep the ratchet in the
striker capture position and a ratchet release position wherein the primary pawl permits the movement of the ratchet out of
the striker capture position, the primary pawl being biased towards the ratchet checking position;

an auxiliary ratchet pivotably supporting the primary pawl, the auxiliary ratchet being movable between an enabling position
in which the primary pawl is enabled to move to its ratchet checking position and a disabling position in which the auxiliary
ratchet positions the primary pawl to its ratchet release position;

a secondary pawl movable between an auxiliary ratchet holding position, in which the secondary pawl is positioned to hold
the auxiliary ratchet in its enabling position, and an auxiliary ratchet release position, in which the secondary pawl is
positioned to permit movement of the auxiliary ratchet to its disabling position, the secondary pawl being biased to the auxiliary
ratchet holding position;

a secure lock lever selectively engageable with the secondary pawl and movable between a locking position, wherein the secure
lock lever directly engages the secondary pawl to prohibit movement out of its auxiliary ratchet holding position, and a releasing
position, wherein the secure lock lever disengages the secondary pawl to enable movement into its auxiliary ratchet release
position, the secure lock lever being biased to the locking position; and

a drive mechanism including a gear wheel for moving the secure lock lever into its releasing position and moving the secondary
pawl into its auxiliary ratchet release position;

wherein the primary pawl is pivotally mounted to the auxiliary ratchet and the primary pawl moves with the auxiliary ratchet
between its enabling position and its disabling position.

US Pat. No. 9,736,676

METHOD OF CONTROLLING ACCESS TO A CELLULAR NETWORK

BUZZINBEES, Seyssinet Pa...

1. A method of controlling access to a cellular communication network, for a terminal (MT) identified by a terminal identifier
(IMEI) with a respective subscription identified by a subscription identifier (IMSI), the cellular communication network comprising
at least one cellular network communication module, at least one database (DB) recorded in data storage means and at least
one switching center module (MSC) through which the terminal (MT) is intended to access the cellular communication network,
the method comprising the following steps performed by means of at least one processor:
creation of at least one record, in the at least one database (DB) being recorded in data storage means, wherein the step
of creating the record in the database (DB) is automatically done at the time of a first attempt at connection of the terminal
(MT) and of the respective subscription, the record thus created comprising a plurality of subscription identifiers comprising
at least one subscription identifier (IMSI) of said subscription associated with a plurality of terminal identifiers comprising
at least one terminal identifier (IMEI) of said terminal (MT), the plurality of terminal identifiers of the record being formed
by at least one of one or more terminal identifiers, one or more terminal identifier ranges, and one or more terminal identifier
prefixes (TAC), each prefix being deemed to comprise all the terminal identifiers beginning with said prefix (TAC), when the
terminal (MT) attempts to access the cellular communication network:

the at least one cellular network communication module receives at least the terminal identifier (IMEI) and the subscription
identifier (IMSI) of the terminal (MT),

the at least one cellular network communication module checks that said terminal (MT) together with said respective subscription
are authorized to use the cellular communication network, a verification step including:

verifying the presence in the database (DB) of at least one record comprising the subscription identifier (IMSI) of said subscription
associated with the terminal identifier (IMEI) of said terminal (MT),

indicating a modality of the verification step through a “value mode” included in the record that indicates how the presence
of the terminal identifier (IMEI) of said terminal (MT) is to be verified among the terminal identifiers of the plurality
of terminal identifiers of the record, wherein the “value mode” indicates a first modality wherein the terminal identifier
(IMEI) of said terminal (MT) must be verified exactly, or the “value mode” indicates a second modality wherein the terminal
identifier (IMEI) of said terminal (MT) must be verified by a limited part thereof said verification being performed at the
time of each attempt at connection of said terminal (MT) or of said respective subscription to the cellular communication
network, and

at least one of authorization of access and refusal of access of said terminal (MT) to said network according to the result
of the verification step:

if the at least one record comprising the subscription identifier (IMSI) and the terminal identifier (IMEI) of said terminal
(MT) according to the “value mode” are present in the database (DB), then the at least one cellular network communication
module sends to the at least one switching center module (MSC) an acknowledgment message, and in response the at least one
switching center module (MSC) authorizes the terminal (MT) to access the cellular communication network and;

if either the at least one record comprising the subscription identifier (IMSI) or the terminal identifier (IMEI) of said
terminal (MT) according to the “value mode” are not present in the database (DB), then the at least one cellular network communication
module does not send to the at least one switching center module (MSC) an acknowledgment message, and in response refuses
the terminal (MT) access to the cellular communication network through the at least one switching center module (MSC).

US Pat. No. 9,736,504

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A TIME PERIOD REMAINING UNTIL A LIVE PRODUCTION SYSTEM CHANGES STATES

Tribune Broadcasting Comp...

1. A method for use in connection with a television-broadcasting system configured to perform functions related to television
broadcasting, wherein the television-broadcasting system comprising an automation system and a traffic system, the method
comprising:
accessing, by the automation system, a stored television-broadcasting traffic log created by the traffic system, wherein the
traffic log includes multiple ordered log entries;

making, by the automation system, a determination that a log-entry B in the traffic log is a next log entry after a log-entry
A to correspond to a particular type of video source;

after making the determination, proximate a current time that is on or after a start-time A corresponding to the log-entry
A and that is before a start-time B corresponding to the log-entry B, determining, by the automation system, a time period
as a difference between a current time and the start-time B; and

outputting, by the automation system, an indication of the determined time-period.

US Pat. No. 9,733,690

COMMUNICATION DEVICE WHICH DECREASES POWER COMSUMPTION BY POWERING OFF UNUSED FUNCTIONS WHEN DEVICE IS INACTIVE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A communication device comprising:
a register to receive data via an input data line; and
a selector to select either a signal in the input data line or a synchronization signal from a synchronization signal generator,
wherein

the communication device
in a first state in which the selector selects the synchronization signal, when a condition in which data is not sent to the
input data line continues for a certain period of time, controls the selector to select the signal in the input data line,
controls an electrical power controller, which controls supply of electrical power to the communication device, to stop the
supply of the electrical power to the synchronization signal generator and the register, and switches the first state of the
communication device to a second state; and

in the second state, when a wake-up signal from the input data line is sent via the selector, controls the selector to select
the synchronization signal, controls the electrical power controller to resume the supply of the electrical power to the synchronization
signal generator and the register, and switches the second state of the communication device to the first state.

US Pat. No. 9,732,067

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVATING THE APOPTOTIC ARM OF THE UNFOLDED PROTEIN RESPONSE

University of Kansas, La...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester or prodrug thereof,

wherein
X is C;
R1 is a hydrogen; and

R2 is a substituted alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,732,358

PIV5 AS ONCOLYTIC AGENT

University of Georgia Res...

1. A method of treating a subject with a cancer, the method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of
a composition comprising an isolated parainfluenza virus 5 (PIV5) virus, wherein the PIV5 virus consists of a virus of a wild
type PIV5 strain or a commercial kennel cough vaccine PIV5 strain and wherein the PIV5 virus does not further comprise a nucleotide
sequence encoding a heterologous polypeptide.

US Pat. No. 9,736,840

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND RESOURCE ASSIGNING METHOD BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF TERMINALS IN INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method of a terminal for communication between a plurality of terminals in an infrastructure network comprising
a base station and the plurality of terminals, the communication method comprising:
receiving a downlink data from the base station using a particular frequency band in a first time section;
transmitting an uplink data to the base station using the particular frequency band in a second time section distinguished
from the first time section; and

communicating with at least one other terminal using the particular frequency band in a third time section distinguished from
the first time section and the second time section,

wherein the terminal is positioned within a communication range of the base station and the at least one other terminal is
positioned outside the communication range of the base station;

wherein the first time section precedes the second time section, and the second time section precedes the third time section;
and

wherein the third time section is separately designated for a special purpose other than uplink or downlink data to and from
a base station.

US Pat. No. 9,736,725

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING SIGNALING OF WLAN-3GPP INTERWORKING

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method for applying signalling of interworking between WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) and 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project) in a UE (User Equipment), comprising:
receiving a first dedicated signaling message including a first configuration of an interworking parameter and a configuration
of a timer;

using the first configuration of the interworking parameter in a connected mode, wherein the first configuration is applicable
in the connected mode and an idle mode;

starting the timer associated with the first configuration when the UE enters the idle mode in response to reception of a
second signalling message to release a RRC (Radio Resource Control) connection; and

using a second configuration of the interworking parameter received by broadcast signalling when the timer associated with
the first configuration expires.

US Pat. No. 9,735,431

REINFORCED CURRENT COLLECTING SUBSTRATE ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL CELLS

Nexeon Limited, (GB)

1. A current collecting assembly for use in an electrochemical cell, the current collecting assembly comprising:
a current collecting substrate having a first side and a second side,
the first side defining a first surface,
the second side defining a second surface,
each of the first surface and the second surface defining a surface area;
a first assembly of reinforcing structures disposed on and attached to the first side of the current collecting substrate,
wherein the current collecting substrate comprises a conductive material,
wherein the first assembly of reinforcing structures comprises a first set of reinforcing structures,
the first set of reinforcing structures comprising a first polymer material,
whereby the first assembly of reinforcing structures mechanically reinforces the current collecting substrate; and
a second assembly of reinforcing structures disposed on and attached to the second surface of the current collector,
wherein the second assembly of reinforcing structures comprises a second set of reinforcing structures comprising a second
polymer material different from the first polymer material, and

wherein the second assembly of reinforcing structures mechanically reinforces the current collecting substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,735,185

HOLLOWED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:
providing a mask corresponding to a plurality of layers in an electronic display, wherein the plurality of layers comprises
a color filter (CF) layer, a display layer, and a thin film transistor (TFT) layer;

providing the CF layer comprising a CF substrate and a plurality of color regions disposed on the CF substrate;
providing the display layer comprising a plurality of display elements disposed between the CF layer and the TFT layer, the
plurality of display elements configured to transmit light;

providing the TFT layer comprising a TFT substrate and a plurality of transistors disposed on the TFT substrate;
forming a hollow from within the CF layer, the display layer, and the TFT layer, wherein the hollow associated with the CF
layer, the display layer, and the TFT layer, corresponds to the mask;

sealing the CF layer, the display layer, and the TFT layer to obtain a combined layer; and
disposing a sensor inside the removed hollow.
US Pat. No. 9,730,932

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING CRYSTALLINE MACITENTAN

SANDOZ AG, Basel (CH)

1. A packaged pharmaceutical composition comprising:
a pharmaceutical composition comprising crystalline Macitentan free base having an X-ray powder diffraction pattern showing
peak maxima at 2 theta/° values of 11.4±0.2, 13.0±0.2, 16.1±0.2, and 25.4±0.2 when a radiation wavelength of 1.5419 Å is used;
and at least one excipient; and comprising at most 5% by weight of amorphous Macitentan free base,

wherein said pharmaceutical composition is an oral solid dosage form packaged in a packaging material having a moisture vapor
transmission rate of at least 0.4 g m?2 d?1 as measured according to standard DIN 53122-1, wherein when storing the packaged
pharmaceutical composition in the dark at 40° C. at a relative humidity of 75% for a period of at least 14 days, the pharmaceutical
composition has increased chemical stability when compared to an identically prepared, packaged and stored solid dosage form
pharmaceutical composition having only amorphous Macitentan free base as the active agent.

US Pat. No. 9,766,757

SENSOR ELEMENT DEVICE FOR A CAPACITIVE TOUCH SWITCH OF AN OPERATING DEVICE, OPERATING DEVICE, AND HOB

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

1. A hob with a hob plate and an operating device comprising at least one sensor element device for a capacitive touch switch
of the operating device with a control panel, said operating device comprising:
a component carrier for being arranged thereupon, the control panel being provided, wherein said sensor element device lies
on an underside of said hob plate forming said control panel; and

a number of sensor element devices;
wherein each of said sensor element devices comprises:
an upper side, toward an underside of said control panel, and having an illuminated display with a lighting means, with a
lighting direction toward said underside of said control panel, wherein a housing is provided around said lighting means and
said housing together with fastening means for fastening said sensor element device to said component carrier forming a structural
unit;

on said upper side, a sensor element for said capacitive touch switch belonging to said structural unit;
an electrically conductive plastic that extends at least partially along an outer periphery of said housing or of said structural
unit, wherein said outer periphery corresponds to an exterior of said housing or of said structural unit, wherein said electrically
conductive plastic forms said sensor element;

said electrically conductive plastic protrudes slightly beyond said upper side of said housing or of said structural unit;
and

a contacting means extending from said electrically conductive plastic on said upper side of said sensor element device in
a direction to said underside, toward said component carrier, for an electrical connection to said component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,765,562

WEATHER BASED NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HOME AUTOMATION

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. An apparatus for generating weather related notices with a home automation system, comprising:
a processor;
a memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable by the processor to: sense a first set of weather data
by a sensor about current weather conditions within a predefined proximity to a property;

receive a second set of weather data from a weather database, remote from the predefined proximity to the property, providing
the weather data for an area that covers the predefined proximity; determine a difference between the first set of weather
data and the second set of weather data;

receive status information about at least one barrier of the property monitored by the home automation system; and
generate at least one notice associated with adjusting at least a second barrier different from the at least one barrier based
at least in part on the first set of weather data, the second set of weather data, and status information, wherein the first
set of weather data is given a higher priority than the second set of weather data in generating the at least one notice based
at least in part on the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,736,354

CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A control apparatus for controlling an image pickup apparatus including an image sensor that has a plurality of pixel portions
respectively having a plurality of photoelectric conversion portions and outputs an image signal from the photoelectric conversion
portions, the control apparatus comprising:
one or more processors; and
at least one memory coupled to the one or more processors, the at least one memory having instructions stored thereon which,
when executed by the one or more processors, cause the control apparatus to:

calculate a first correlation information between image signals, which are respectively output from one of the pixel portions
positioned in one of a plurality of first regions;

perform focus detection on the basis of a result of the calculating of the first correlation information;
calculate second correlation information between image signals, which are respectively output from the one of the pixel portions
positioned in one of a plurality of second regions, wherein the one of the second regions includes a region near the one of
the first regions, is larger than the one of the first regions, and corresponds to the one of the first regions;

calculate distribution information corresponding to an object distance on the basis of a result of the calculating of the
second correlation information; and

control the calculating of the second correlation information and the calculating of the distribution information on the basis
of the calculated first correlation information.

US Pat. No. 9,735,097

PACKAGE SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME, AND PACKAGE STRUCTURE HAVING THE SAME

Qi Ding Technology Qinhua...

14. A package substrate comprising:
a first conductive wire layer comprising a first end portion and a second end portion opposite to the first end portion, a
width of the first end portion being greater than that of the second end portion;

an isolating layer covering the second end portion and filling gaps formed by the first conductive wire layer, thereby embedding
the first conductive wire layer within the isolating layer, the isolating layer defining a plurality of blind holes to expose
the first conductive layer;

a plurality of conductive portions formed in the plurality of blind holes;
a second conductive wire layer covered on the isolating layer and electrically connected to the first conductive wire layer
by the conductive portions, the second conductive wire layer comprising a third end portion facing the second end portion
and a fourth end portion opposite to the third end portion, a width of the third end portion being greater than that of the
fourth end portion;

a second copper layer sandwiched between the second conductive wire layer and a portion of the isolating layer covered by
the second conductive wire layer; and

the two solder mask layers formed on the first conductive wire layer and the second conductive wire layer, each solder mask
layer defining a plurality of openings to expose the first end portion and the fourth end portion.

US Pat. No. 9,733,456

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens element with refractive power;
a second lens element with refractive power;
a third lens element with refractive power;
a fourth lens element with refractive power;
a fifth lens element with refractive power;
a sixth lens element with refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of the six lens elements with refractive power, a maximum height for image
formation on the image plane perpendicular to the optical axis in the optical image capturing system is denoted by HOI, at
least two lens elements among the first through sixth lens elements respectively have at least one inflection point on at
least one surface thereof, at least one lens element among the first through sixth lens elements has positive refractive power,
focal lengths of the first through sixth lens elements are f1, f2, f3, f4, f5 and f6 respectively, a focal length of the optical
image capturing system is f, an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system is HEP, a distance on an optical
axis from an object-side surface of the first lens element to the image plane is HOS, a distance on an optical axis from the
object-side surface of the first lens element to the image-side surface of the sixth lens element is InTL, a half of a maximum
view angle of the optical image capturing system is HAF, a length of outline curve from an axial point on any surface of any
one of the six lens elements to a coordinate point of vertical height with a distance of a half of the entrance pupil diameter
from the optical axis on the surface along an outline of the surface is denoted as ARE, the following relations are satisfied:
1.0?f/HEP?2.2, 0.5?HOS/f?5.0 and 0.9?2(ARE/HEP)?1.5.

US Pat. No. 9,769,751

LINK AND MESSAGE MANAGEMENT IMPROVEMENTS

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzliya...

1. A method for transferring messages to a wireless communication device, the method comprises:
receiving, by an intermediate device, from an upstream device, a certain message awaiting indication that is indicative that
a certain message is waiting to be sent to a certain wireless communication device;

storing, in the intermediate device, the certain message awaiting indication without sending the certain message awaiting
indication to the certain wireless communication device, and without buffering, in the intermediate device, the certain message;

detecting, by the intermediate device, that the certain wireless communication device is in a wireless communication facilitating
mode;

requesting, after detecting that the certain wireless communication device is in the wireless communication facilitating mode,
the certain wireless communication device, to re-enter the wireless communication facilitating mode at a certain time frame;

retrieving the certain message from the upstream device only after the requesting of the certain wireless communication device
to re-enter the wireless communication facilitating mode at the certain time frame;

detecting, by the intermediate device, that the certain wireless communication device re-entered the wireless communication
facilitating mode at the certain time frame; and

wirelessly transmitting the certain message to the certain wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,769,696

SHARING OF RADIO RESOURCES BETWEEN A BACKHAUL LINK AND A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Redline Communications In...

1. A wireless base station system to split a plurality of radio transceiver chains between a backhaul link and a radio access
network coupled to the wireless base station system, comprising:
a baseband subsystem comprising a plurality of digital ports, each of said plurality of digital ports used to synthesize a
corresponding one of a plurality of digital baseband signals; and

each of the plurality of radio transceiver chains coupled to a corresponding one of the plurality of digital ports of the
baseband subsystem via a corresponding analog-digital interface;

wherein the system:
splits the plurality of radio transceiver chains into
(i) a first set of radio transceiver chains coupled to the backhaul link and
(ii) a second set of radio transceiver chains coupled to the radio access network,
synthesizes, using the baseband subsystem, the plurality of digital baseband signals such that
a first set of the digital baseband signals are transmitted over the backhaul link network using the first set of radio transceiver
chains, and

a second set of the digital baseband signals are transmitted over the radio access network using the second set of radio transceiver
chains; and

inputs the plurality of digital baseband signals to the plurality of radio transceiver chains via the corresponding digital
ports and corresponding analog-digital interfaces so as to transmit the plurality of digital baseband signals over both the
backhaul link and the radio access network.

US Pat. No. 9,767,908

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE THAT APPLIES AN INITIAL PASS VOLTAGE FOLLOWED BY A FINAL PASS VOLTAGE TO NON-SELECTED WORD LINES DURING A WRITE OPERATION

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A non-volatile semiconductor memory device comprising:
a first memory cell above a substrate and electrically connected to a first word line;
a second memory cell above the first memory cell and electrically connected to a second word line; and
a controller configured to execute a write operation that includes a first step, a second step after the first step, and a
third step after the second step, wherein

in the first step, a first voltage is applied to the first word line and to a first non-selected word line when the first
memory cell is being written, and a second voltage that is lower than the first voltage is applied to the second word line
and to a second non-selected word line when the second memory cell is being written;

in the second step, a first program voltage is applied to the first word line when the first memory cell is being written,
and a second program voltage is applied to the second word line when the second memory cell is being written;

in the third step, a third voltage higher than the first and second voltages is applied to the first non-selected word line
when the first memory cell is being written and to the second non-selected word line when the second memory cell is being
written; and

a time period between a start of the second step and a start of the third step is different depending on whether the first
memory cell is being written or the second memory cell is being written.

US Pat. No. 9,766,628

VISION-BASED OBJECT DETECTION USING A POLAR GRID

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a computing device of a first vehicle, a first image of a second vehicle captured by an image-capture device
coupled to the first vehicle and a second image captured by the image-capture device subsequent to capturing the first image,
wherein the second vehicle has one or more flashing light signals;

determining, in the first image and the second image, an image region that bounds the second vehicle such that the image region
substantially encompasses the second vehicle;

determining a polar grid that partitions the image region in the first image and the second image into a plurality of polar
bins, wherein each polar bin of the plurality of polar bins is defined by two lines extending from a center portion of the
image region to about a boundary of the image region;

identifying, based on a comparison of image content of polar bins in the first image to image content of corresponding polar
bins in the second image, one or more portions of image data exhibiting a change in color and a change in brightness between
the first image and the second image;

determining a type of the one or more flashing light signals of the second vehicle and a type of the second vehicle based
on (i) a number of portions of image data exhibiting the change in color and the change in brightness, (ii) the color of the
one or more portions, and (iii) the brightness of the one or more portions; and

providing, by the computing device, instructions to control the first vehicle based on the type of the second vehicle and
the type of the one or more flashing light signals.

US Pat. No. 9,736,748

ADVANCED NETWORK CHARACTERIZATION AND MIGRATION

iPass Inc., Redwood City...

1. A method for switching a mobile device from a first network to a second network, the method comprising:
communicating with the mobile device via the first network;
detecting the second network, wherein the first network is a cellular telephone network and the second network is a WiFi network;
applying a hand-off policy filter to the second network;
determining, based on application of the hand-off policy filter, that the mobile device should connect to the second network,
wherein the hand-off policy filter includes a hand-off grade for the second network, wherein the hand-off grade is alternately
unstable, short lived session expected and stable, wherein the hand-off grade is based on information received from an access
point and calculations on the information indicating signal strength of the access point and distance between the access point
and the mobile device, wherein the hand-off grade is a function of

determining, based on signal data, movement of the mobile device relative to one or more access points of the second network;
determining that one or more signals of the second network are above a dwell threshold level for reliable wireless connectivity;
determining data transfer costs of a network connection for the first network compared to the data transfer costs of a network
connection for the second network; and

connecting, based upon the hand-off grade, the mobile device to the second network.

US Pat. No. 9,733,342

RADAR TARGET SIMULATION USING A HIGH SPEED TUNABLE SHORT

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a waveguide having a length and a port, wherein the waveguide is a split-block construction waveguide comprising a seam between
a first waveguide section and a second waveguide section, wherein the first waveguide section and the second waveguide section
form a waveguide cavity, and wherein the seam corresponds to a low surface current location of a propagation mode of the waveguide;

an antenna coupled to the port of the waveguide, wherein the antenna is configured to:
receive an electromagnetic signal and propagate the electromagnetic signal into the waveguide, and
transmit a reflected electromagnetic signal from the waveguide; and
a reflecting component configured to:
provide a short in the waveguide along the length of the waveguide, and
to move with a velocity to simulate a radar target having the velocity.