US Pat. No. 9,772,482

ILLUMINATION DEVICE

LEICA MICROSYSTEMS CMS GM...

1. An illumination device for an optical device, a microscope or a macroscope, the illumination device comprising:
a first illumination source configured to emit light which is directed via an illumination beam path onto an object to be
illuminated that is arranged in an object plane; and

at least one second illumination source, positionable in the illumination beam path of the first illumination source, that
is transparent or semitransparent as well as self-luminous and is configured to allow light emitted from the first illumination
source to pass through at least in part, the at least one second illumination source having a number of individually activatable
regions for furnishing a position-dependent illumination correction, wherein the object plane having the object to be illuminated
is configured to be illuminated both by the first and by the at least one second illumination source.

US Pat. No. 9,743,504

COOLING PIPES, ELECTRODE HOLDERS AND ELECTRODE FOR AN ARC PLASMA TORCH

Kjellberg Finsterwalde Pl...

1. An electrode holder for an arc plasma torch, comprising:
an elongate holder body, said holder body having a holder end for receiving an electrode and a hollow interior;
an electrode holder internal thread positioned in said hollow interior for screwing in a rear end of a cooling tube; and
an electrode holder cylindrical inner surface for centering said cooling tube relative to said electrode holder by contacting
an opposing cylindrical outer surface centering portion of the cooling tube, said electrode holder cylindrical inner surface
adjoining said electrode holder internal thread and having an internal diameter that is larger than the internal diameter
of said electrode holder internal thread.

US Pat. No. 9,738,517

MOLD FOR FORMING COMPLEX 3D MEMS COMPONENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A mold structure having high-precision multi-dimensional components comprising:
a plurality of semiconductor substrates;
a first oxide layer superimposed on a top of a first semiconductor substrate of said plurality of semiconductor substrates;
a second oxide layer superimposed on a top of a second semiconductor substrate of said plurality of semiconductor substrates;
integrated designs patterned in at least one of said oxide layers; and
said first and second semiconductor substrates bonded to one another by dielectric bonding into a three dimensional (3D) mold
such that said first oxide layer only makes partial contact with said second oxide layer such that a portion of the first
oxide layer avoids contact with the second oxide layer, the portion of the first oxide layer directly opposite a surface portion
of the second semiconductor substrate, the surface portion of the second semiconductor substrate being free of said second
oxide layer, said 3D mold selectively filled with a filling material to form a molded high-precision multi-dimensional component,
the molded high-precision multi-dimensional component providing a precise replica of said 3D mold structure having multiple
patterned layers.

US Pat. No. 9,743,553

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) disposed within a terminal body and having a heating element which generates heat mounted thereon;
a frame having a space formed on one surface thereof and allowing the PCB to be installed therein; and
a heat pipe supported by the frame, disposed on one surface of the frame, and connected to the PCB to dissipate heat generated
by the heating element outwardly from the terminal body,

wherein the frame includes:
a hold portion extending from a first end portion thereof to cover at least a portion of the heat pipe in order to prevent
the heat pipe from being released from the frame by external force applied to the terminal body; and,

a base portion disposed to be parallel with a front surface of the terminal body,
wherein the hold portion extends from the base portion by a predetermined angle, and the base portion and the hold portion
support the heat pipe, and

wherein a portion which is repeatedly concave and convex is formed on a surface of the hold portion in order to increase heat
transmission efficiency between the heat pipe and the terminal through the hold portion.

US Pat. No. 9,743,542

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:
a housing;
at least one roller positioned within the housing;
a display portion comprising a display panel and a module cover; and
at least one support connected to a top portion of the display portion and to raise or lower the display portion,
wherein the display panel and the module cover transition from a first state where the display panel and the module cover
are wound around the at least one roller to a second state where the display panel and the module cover are unwound from the
at least one roller, in contact with each other, and exposed out of the housing, and

wherein the at least one support comprises:
an upper link, one end portion of which is connected to the top portion of the display portion;
a lower link, one end portion of which is positioned inside of the housing; and
a hinge to connect the upper link and the lower link,
wherein the upper link comprising first and second upper links and the lower link comprising first and second lower links
operate together with the hinge during the transition from the first state to the second state.

US Pat. No. 9,743,567

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING COMPONENT AND ELECTRIC WIRE ASSEMBLY WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING COMPONENT

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An electromagnetic shielding component comprising:
a shielding pipe that is tubular, contains metal material, is rigid, and includes an expanded-diameter portion that is an
end portion whose inner circumferential surface and outer circumferential surface each have a diameter that is greater than
diameters of an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface of a portion that is contiguous with the
expanded-diameter portion;

a flexible shielding member that is tubular, contains metal material, is flexible, includes an overlapping portion that is
a portion in an end region and that overlaps the inner circumferential surface of the expanded-diameter portion of the shielding
pipe, and is configured to provide a continuous hollow space together with the shielding pipe;

a coupling member that is ring-shaped, and holds the overlapping portion of the flexible shielding member, the overlapping
portion being sandwiched between the coupling member and the inner circumferential surface of the shielding pipe; and

a grommet that is a non-conductive tubular elastic member, and includes, in an end region thereof, a portion that encloses
a portion of the shielding pipe, and whose inner circumferential surface, when the grommet is in a natural state, has a diameter
that is greater than a diameter of the outer circumferential surface of the portion contiguous with the expanded-diameter
portion of the shielding pipe, and that is smaller than a diameter of the outer circumferential surface of the expanded-diameter
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,743,471

LIGHTING DEVICE AND LIGHTING FIXTURE FOR CURRENT CONTROL WITH A SOLID-STATE LIGHTING ELEMENT

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device which outputs a DC current to a load, the lighting device comprising:
a downconverter circuit which includes a switching element and steps down a DC voltage input to the downconverter circuit;
and

a controller which controls turning on and off of the switching element, wherein
the controller has operating modes including a detection mode in which the controller detects a time taken for a current through
the switching element to reach a predetermined value after the switching element turns on, the current through the switching
element representing the DC current output to the load,

the operating modes further include a normal mode in which the controller controls the switching element using a control setting
value determined based on the time detected in the detection mode,

the control setting value is a peak current through the switching element, and
the longer the time detected in the detection mode is, the greater the control setting value is set to.

US Pat. No. 9,743,570

COMPONENT SUPPLYING APPARATUS AND COMPONENT SUPPLYING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supplying apparatus for feeding in a tape length direction a carrier tape having a base tape having recesses
for accommodating components and feed holes arranged thereon in the tape length direction and a top tape pasted on the base
tape so as to cover the recesses, the component supplying apparatus comprising:
a body part,
a main tape entering port formed on the body part,
a component supply port formed on an upper surface of the body part and through which nozzles of a transfer head of a component
mounting apparatus pick up the components in the recesses of the carrier tape having been entered from the main tape entering
port,

a main tape path extending in the body part from the main tape entering port to under the component supply port,
a tape feeding device feeding the carrier tape toward the component supply port along the main tape path,
a top tape removing part removing the top tape from the base tape of the carrier tape on the main tape path upstream in a
tape feeding direction of the component supply port so as to expose the components in the recesses, and

a sub tape entering port formed on the upper surface of the body part and adapted to be entered by the carrier tape so as
to enter the carrier tape into the main tape path,

wherein a path length from the sub tape entering port to the component supply port is shorter than a path length from the
main tape entering port to the component supply port.

US Pat. No. 9,743,561

LIQUID-COOLED HEAT SINK CONFIGURED TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling apparatus comprising:
a liquid-cooled heat sink, the liquid-cooled heat sink comprising:
a thermally conductive structure configured to couple along a horizontal main heat transfer surface thereof to at least one
electronic component to be cooled, the thermally conductive structure comprising a coolant-carrying compartment through which
liquid coolant flows, at least in part, in a direction substantially parallel to the horizontal main heat transfer surface
of the thermally conductive structure;

a coolant inlet tube and a coolant outlet tube associated with the thermally conductive structure and in fluid communication
with the coolant-carrying compartment of the thermally conductive structure to facilitate the liquid coolant flow therethrough;
and

wherein the coolant-carrying compartment of the thermally conductive structure comprises a base surface, and the coolant outlet
tube extends into the coolant-carrying compartment to the base surface of the coolant-carrying compartment, and the coolant
outlet tube includes at least one opening in a sidewall thereof which facilitates coolant drainage from the coolant-carrying
compartment through the coolant outlet tube, and thereby withdrawal of the liquid coolant therefrom for a transport mode of
the cooling apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,743,562

LIQUID-COOLED HEAT SINK CONFIGURED TO FACILITATE DRAINAGE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling apparatus comprising:
a liquid-cooled heat sink, the liquid-cooled heat sink comprising:
a thermally conductive structure configured to couple along a horizontal main heat transfer surface thereof to at least one
electronic component to be cooled, the thermally conductive structure comprising a coolant-carrying compartment through which
liquid coolant flows, at least in part, in a direction substantially parallel to the horizontal main heat transfer surface
of the thermally conductive structure;

a coolant inlet tube and a coolant outlet tube attached to the thermally conductive structure, the coolant inlet tube and
the coolant outlet tube each being vertically-oriented and extending into the thermally conductive structure through an upper
surface of the thermally conductive structure, and in fluid communication with the coolant-carrying compartment of the thermally
conductive structure to facilitate the liquid coolant flow therethrough; and

wherein the coolant-carrying compartment of the thermally conductive structure comprises a base surface, and the coolant outlet
tube comprises a coolant outlet tube end disposed within the coolant-carrying compartment that is substantially parallel to
the base surface of the coolant-carrying compartment, and wherein the coolant outlet end extends downwards into the coolant-carrying
compartment closer to the base surface of the coolant-carrying compartment than the coolant inlet tube to facilitate withdrawal
of the liquid coolant from the coolant-carrying compartment, and thereby transport of the cooling apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,743,552

REGULATION OF AIRFLOW AND PERFORMANCE IN INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEMS AFTER FAN FAILURE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method for regulating airflow in an information handling system, comprising:
determining a first fan importance factor of a first fan of the information handling system, the first fan importance factor
being indicative of a relative importance of the first fan in cooling the information handling system as compared to a second
fan;

determining a second fan importance factor of the second fan of the information handling system, the second fan importance
factor being indicative of a relative importance of the second fan in cooling the information handling system as compared
to the first fan;

detecting, by a fan control subsystem, a failure of the first fan; and
regulating, by the fan control subsystem in response to detecting the failure of the first fan, airflow in the information
handling system based on at least one of the first fan importance factor and the second fan importance factor;

wherein: determining the first fan importance factor comprises computing the first fan importance factor dependent on a first
thermal priority rating indicative of a priority of cooling a first thermal component of the information handling system that
is cooled, at least in part, by the first fan;

determining the second fan importance factor comprises computing the second fan importance factor dependent on a second thermal
priority rating indicative of a priority of cooling a second thermal component of the information handling system that is
cooled, at least in part, by the second fan.

US Pat. No. 9,743,568

REEL FOR COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS AND COMPONENT SUPPLYING METHOD IN COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component supplying method in a component mounting apparatus, the method comprising:
in a component supply part, pulling a carrier tape out of a reel and pitch-feeding and supplying the carrier tape by a tape
feeder, the carrier tape including a base tape having a pocket for receiving a component and a cover tape that covers the
pocket and is stuck on the base tape, the carrier tape including a distal end fixed to a reel core part of the reel, and a
brittle part that is broken by action of longitudinal tension in excess of a prescribed strength on the carrier tape, a part
of the carrier tape from the brittle part toward an end of the carrier tape being provided with continuous empty pockets of
a predetermined number in which the electronic components are not received, and another part of the carrier tape from the
brittle part away from the end of the carrier tape being provided with effective pockets with the electronic components received;

picking up a supplied component and mounting the component in a substrate by a mounting head; and
separating the carrier tape from the reel core part at the brittle part by the pitch-feed.

US Pat. No. 9,743,550

RAIL FOR MOUNTING A RACK-MOUNTABLE COMPONENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A rail for mounting a rack-mountable component to a rack comprising:
a longitudinal member having a first flange coupled to a first end of the longitudinal member and a second flange coupled
to a second end of the longitudinal member;

a spring located proximal to the first end and having an uncompressed state and a compressed state;
a latch located proximal to the first end and having a trigger arm and a cam arm, wherein moving the trigger arm toward the
first flange engages the cam arm with the spring to transition the spring from the uncompressed state to the compressed state;
and

a rotational stop, wherein the cam arm engages the rotational stop when the spring is in the uncompressed state.

US Pat. No. 9,743,512

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A flexible display device comprising:
a display screen, wherein a side of the display screen for image display is a display side, and wherein a side opposite to
the display side is a back side;

a plurality of limiting structures arranged at the back side of the display screen, wherein each limiting structure comprises
a bottom end, a head end and a tail end; wherein an end surface of the bottom end of each limiting structure is fixed on the
back side of the display screen; wherein the head end of each limiting structure has a protrusion, the protrusion comprising
a first abutting surface and a second abutting surface adjoined with each other, an opening of an angle between the first
abutting surface and the second abutting surface faces away from the display screen; wherein the tail end of each limiting
structure has a groove, the groove comprising a third abutting surface and a fourth abutting surface adjoined with each other,
an opening of an angle between the third abutting surface and the fourth abutting surface faces away from the display screen,
and the angle between the third abutting surface and the fourth abutting surface is larger than the angle between the first
abutting surface and the second abutting surface;

wherein the plurality of limiting structures are arranged in at least one row, a protrusion of a latter limiting structure
in one row is located in a groove of a previous limiting structure, and the first abutting surface of the latter limiting
structure is opposite to the third abutting surface of the previous limiting structure, and the second abutting surface of
the latter limiting structure is opposite to the fourth abutting surface of the previous limiting structure;

wherein when the flexible display device bends towards the back side to a first curvature, the first abutting surface of the
latter limiting structure and the third abutting surface of the previous limiting structure abut against each other; and wherein
when the flexible display device bends towards the display side to a second curvature, the second abutting surface of the
latter limiting structure and the fourth abutting surface of the previous limiting structure abut against each other.

US Pat. No. 9,743,564

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING STRUCTURES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A shield for electromagnetically shielding components on a printed circuit, comprising:
a metal frame having an opening;
a conductive fabric that covers the opening; and
an insulating layer on a surface of the conductive fabric, wherein the insulating layer is interposed between the components
on the printed circuit and the conductive fabric.

US Pat. No. 9,743,537

ROLLABLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A rollable display device comprising:
a flexible display panel configured to display an image;
a housing that houses the flexible display panel when the flexible display panel is rolled; and
a guide part at an edge portion of the flexible display panel, the edge portion comprising:
a lower surface edge portion at a lower surface of the flexible display panel; and
an upper surface edge portion at an upper surface of the flexible display panel,
wherein the guide part comprises:
a lower surface guide part overlapped with the lower surface edge portion; and
an upper surface guide part overlapped with the upper surface edge portion and the lower surface guide part,
wherein when the flexible display panel is rolled inside the housing, a roll of the flexible display panel that is formed
comprises a plurality of display panel layers, the plurality of display panel layers being spaced apart from each other,

wherein the lower surface edge portion comprises:
a first lower surface edge portion;
a second lower surface edge portion spaced apart from the first lower surface edge portion;
a third lower surface edge portion connected to the first and second lower surface edge portions; and
a fourth lower surface edge portion spaced apart from the third lower surface edge portion and connected to the first and
second lower surface edge portions, and

wherein the upper surface edge portion comprises:
a first upper surface edge portion;
a second upper surface edge portion spaced apart from the first upper surface edge portion;
a third upper surface edge portion connected to the first and second upper surface edge portions; and
a fourth upper surface edge portion spaced apart from the third upper surface edge portion and connected to the first and
second upper surface edge portions,

wherein the lower surface guide part comprises:
a first lower surface guide part overlapped with the first lower surface edge portion; and
a second lower surface guide part overlapped with the second lower surface edge portion, and
wherein the upper surface guide part comprises:
a first upper surface guide part overlapped with the first upper surface edge portion and the first lower surface guide part;
and

a second upper surface guide part overlapped with the second upper surface edge portion and the second lower surface guide
part.

US Pat. No. 9,743,522

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH COMPACT GROUPS OF DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. Apparatus, comprising:
a printed circuit board having printed circuit board contacts on a surface; and
an electrical component formed from a plurality of stacked surface mount technology components on the surface of the printed
circuit board, wherein:

the plurality of stacked surface mount technology components includes at least a first surface mount technology component
having first component contacts, a second surface mount technology component having second component contacts, a third surface
mount technology component having third component contacts, and a fourth surface mount technology component having fourth
component contacts;

the electrical component has first, second, and third terminals coupled directly to the printed circuit board contacts;
the first and second surface mount technology components are both mounted directly to the printed circuit board and the third
and fourth surface mount technology components are mounted on the first and second surface mount technology components;

the third surface mount technology component has a first portion that overlaps the first surface mount technology component
without overlapping the second surface mount technology component and a second portion that is different than the first portion
that overlaps the second surface mount technology component without overlapping the first surface mount technology component;
and

the fourth surface mount technology component has a first portion that overlaps the first surface mount technology component
without overlapping the second surface mount technology component and a second portion that is different than the first portion
that overlaps the second surface mount technology component without overlapping the first surface mount technology component.

US Pat. No. 9,743,519

HIGH-FREQUENCY COMPONENT AND HIGH-FREQUENCY MODULE INCLUDING THE SAME

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A high-frequency component comprising:
a supporting frame body having a frame shape;
a substrate that has a same shape or substantially the same shape as an outer shape of the supporting frame body and is laminated
on one surface of the supporting frame body;

a ground electrode located on another surface of the supporting frame body;
a mounting electrode provided on one main surface of the substrate so that the mounting electrode at least partly overlaps
the ground electrode in plan view;

an interlayer connection conductor that is disposed at a position where the ground electrode and the mounting electrode overlap,
passes through the supporting frame body and the substrate in a lamination direction, and connects the ground electrode and
the mounting electrode; and

a filter circuit component that is mounted on the one main surface of the substrate and includes a ground terminal connected
to the mounting electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,743,507

RADIO FREQUENCY MODULE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A radio frequency module comprising:
a stack of a plurality of insulating base material layers defining a multilayer circuit board including a cavity inside thereof;
a component disposed in the cavity and including a noise generation source; and
a ground conductive body having a planar or linear shape and disposed inside the multilayer circuit board; wherein
the insulating base material layer is a layer made of a thermoplastic resin having flowability during heating and pressurizing;
the ground conductive body is disposed on a layer not exposed to an inner surface of the cavity;
the radio frequency module includes an inter-layer connection conductive body electrically connected to the ground conductive
body but not electrically connected to a conductive body portion provided in the component and disposed at a position opposite
to a local portion of the component, the inter-layer connection conductive body protruding in a direction of the cavity from
the ground conductive body, and all portions of the inter-layer connection conductive body being covered by the component
in a planar view in a stacking direction of the multilayer circuit board; and

no conductive body having a planar or linear shape, being connected to the inter-layer connection conductive body, and being
nearer to the component than the inter-layer connection conductive body is provided.

US Pat. No. 9,739,946

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTIPLE-BEAM LASER ARRANGEMENTS WITH VARIABLE BEAM PARAMETER PRODUCT THAT COUPLE RADIATION WITH ALTERED SPATIAL POWER DISTRIBUTIONS INTO OPTICAL FIBERS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A beam-parameter adjustment system and focusing system for receiving and altering a spatial distribution of a plurality
of radiation beams from a plurality of beam sources and focusing the radiation with the altered spatial distribution onto
an end face of an optical fiber, the system comprising:
a deformable mirror comprising a reflective surface and a controller for altering a conformation of the reflective surface;
and

focusing optics,
wherein the deformable mirror and the focusing optics are arranged such that the deformable mirror receives the radiation
beams and directs them through the focusing optics onto the end face, the controller being responsive to a target radiation
power distribution and configured to produce a mirror conformation causing the radiation beams to strike the end face with
the target radiation power distribution.

US Pat. No. 9,738,632

PHENYL AND BENZODIOXINYL SUBSTITUTED INDAZOLES DERIVATIVES

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A method of treating a glucocorticoid receptor mediated disease state, inflammatory condition, a respiratory condition,
asthma and/or COPD in a mammal, which comprises administering to a mammal in need of such treatment an effective amount of
a compound which is:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,743,560

COMPUTER ROOM, DATA CENTER, AND DATA CENTER SYSTEM

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A computer room comprising:
a plurality of layers of data centers, each layer of the plurality of layers of data centers comprising:
a main computer room area including a separation plate having an opening, the separation plate being disposed along a horizontal
direction of the main computer room area separating the main computer room area into an accommodation space at a lower layer
and an air exhaust passage at an upper layer, the accommodation space being connected with the air exhaust passage through
the opening;

a cold passage area disposed on a side of the main computer room area, the cold passage area being connected with the accommodation
space;

a hot passage area disposed on another side of the main computer room area, the hot passage area being connected with the
air exhaust passage and isolated from the cold passage area; and

a plurality of hollow structures corresponding to the cold passage area and the hot passage area respectively,
wherein:
the cold passage areas of two neighboring layers of data centers are in connection with each other through a corresponding
hollow structure of the plurality of hollow structures, which forms a cold air passage running through the plurality of layers
of data centers in the computer room; and

the hot passage areas of two neighboring layers of data centers are in connection with each other through another corresponding
hollow structure of the plurality of hollow structures, which forms a hot air passage running through the plurality of layers
of data centers in the computer room.

US Pat. No. 9,743,545

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION BOX AND WIRE HARNESS

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An electrical connection box comprising:
a casing that includes
a first member that houses inside an electronic component, and a second member, the first member and the second member being
stacked in a stacking direction and fitted to each other,

an insertion port formed on the first member and through which an electric wire connected to the electronic component is inserted,
and

an exterior installation unit formed outside the insertion port of the first member, and on which an end of an exterior member
externally fitted to the electric wire is arranged in the stacking direction; and

a cover member that includes a pair of locking units that face each other in a direction intersecting the stacking direction,
the cover member being locked to the exterior installation unit via the pair of locking units, and interposing and holding
the end of the exterior member between the cover member and the first member, wherein

the second member includes a pressing wall that interposes an end to be pressed of the cover member between the pressing wall
and the first member and presses the end to be pressed toward the first member side, and

the cover member includes an end surface abutting protrusion that extends outwardly from an outer surface of the cover member
in a direction that intersects the stacking direction, and the end surface abutting rib protrusion contacts a tip end surface
of the pressing wall such that the end surface abutting rib lies outside of the second member.

US Pat. No. 9,742,507

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING SPECTRAL EFFICIENCY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Redline Communications In...

1. A method of transmitting data in a network, the method being performed by a transmitter, the method comprising:
predetermining at least three modulation and coding schemes (MCS) levels for communications in the network, the at least three
MCS levels comprising a prior MCS level, a first MCS level, and a second MCS level, the MCS levels associated with a quality
level;

encoding and transmitting to a receiver a first transmission utilizing the first MCS level with a first quality level, the
first quality level being higher than a prior quality level associated with the prior MCS level;

receiving a first indication that the first transmission was received at the receiver with a first error rate less than a
first threshold;

encoding and transmitting to the receiver a second transmission, the second transmission being longer than the first transmission,
the second transmission using the second MCS level with a second quality level, the second quality level being between the
prior quality level and the first quality level;

receiving a second indication that the second transmission was received at the receiver with a second error rate less than
a second threshold; and

utilizing the second MCS level to encode and transmit data to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,743,563

CONTROL APPLIANCE FOR USING IN THE ENGINE COMPARTMENT OR IN THE TRANSMISSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND COOLING SYSTEM FOR SUCH A CONTROL APPLIANCE

Conti Temic Microelectron...

1. A control unit for use in the engine compartment or in the transmission of a motor vehicle comprising:
a line section for an engine or transmission fluid;
a circuit carrier;
a base plate;
a base body mounted on the base plate, whereby the circuit carrier is arranged between the base body and the base plate, and
the base body comprises a plurality of parallel channels each having a respective outlet, at least one of the plurality of
parallel channels forming a portion of the line section; and

a separate cover mounted on the base body, the cover having a single inlet coupled to the plurality of parallel channels,
wherein the cover is, other than only the inlet, directly connected to the base body in a fluid-tight manner by at least one
of welding, caulking, or screwing the cover to the base body, and the inlet is the only fluid passage through the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,743,501

APPARATUSES TO SUPPORT PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. A grounding washer for grounding a photovoltaic (“PV”) module, comprising:
a first portion to couple to a first support when the grounding washer is in a spring tensioned state;
a second portion to couple to a PV module when the grounding washer is in the spring tensioned state, wherein the second portion
includes a pierce point, and wherein a ground path from the first support to the PV module is through the pierce point;

a curved portion having an outer radius between the first portion and the second portion, the curved portion to couple the
first portion to the second portion to provide the ground path from the first support to the PV module through the curved
portion, wherein the first portion is along a first plane, wherein the second portion is along a second plane at an angle
to the first plane, wherein the angle is a first angle less than 90° when the grounding washer is not in the spring tensioned
state, and wherein the angle is a second angle greater than the first angle and substantially orthogonal when the grounding
washer is in the spring tensioned state; and

a tension indicator coupled to the second portion to indicate a tension to a user.

US Pat. No. 9,743,554

HEAT DISSIPATION IN ELECTRONICS WITH A HEAT SPREADER

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A device comprising:
a motherboard;
a backing layer;
a battery;
a display module; and
an individual piece of thermally conductive material comprising a first surface and a second surface,
wherein a first section of the thermally conductive material is positioned between the motherboard and the backing layer such
that the first surface of the first section is adjacent to the motherboard and the second surface of the first section is
adjacent to the backing layer,

wherein a second section of the thermally conductive material is positioned between the display module and the battery of
the electronic device such that the first surface of the second section is adjacent to a back plate of the display module
and the second surface of the second section is adjacent to the battery,

wherein the first section of the thermally conductive material lies in a first plane and the second section of the thermally
conductive material lies in a second plane, separate from and parallel with the first plane, and

wherein the first section and the second section are joined by a connecting section of the thermally conductive material.

US Pat. No. 9,743,551

THERMAL PIEZOELECTRIC APPARATUS

ICE Computer, Inc., Sara...

1. A piezoelectric apparatus for cooling a heat source, comprising:
a thermal module in thermal contact with the heat source;
one or more piezoelectric devices stacked on top the thermal module, each piezoelectric device having a first chamber and
a second chamber separated by one or more piezoelectric elements, the first and the second chambers each being enclosed by
sidewalls that provide one or more openings for fluid flow into and out of the chamber, such that, when an operating voltage
is applied across one of the piezoelectric elements, one of the first and second chambers is compressed while the other one
of the first and second chambers is expanded;

a cover element stacked on top of the piezoelectric devices; and
a control circuit for electrically driving the piezoelectric elements in the piezoelectric devices by applying operating voltages
across piezoelectric elements of the one or more of the piezoelectric devices.

US Pat. No. 9,743,532

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., Mi...

1. A flexible printed circuit board having at least a set of strip line transmission path by being provided with a signal
line, insulating layers covering the signal line from both sides and each made of a thermoplastic resin as its material, and
a pair of ground layers facing the signal line with the respective insulating layers sandwiched therebetween, the flexible
printed circuit board comprising
a pleated part having curved portions molded at a plurality of positions thereof, the curved portions being curved so as to
be opened or closed,

in the ground layers, mesh ground layers in which conductive portions exist to surround openings so that the conductive portions
are provided in a mesh shape, and solid ground layers in which the conductive portions are provided in a planar state, are
provided,

the mesh ground layers are arranged on an outer peripheral side of the curved portions, and the solid ground layers are arranged
on an inner peripheral side of the curved portions.

US Pat. No. 9,743,524

CHIP ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD HAVING THE SAME MOUNTED THEREON

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A chip electronic component comprising:
a body having a first surface and a second surface opposing each other, a third surface and a fourth surface opposing each
other, and a fifth surface and a sixth surface opposing each other, and in which a distance from the first surface to the
second surface is equal to or less than a distance from the third surface to the fourth surface;

a first internal electrode formed in an interior of the body, exposed to the first surface of the body, and spaced apart from
the third surface and the fourth surface of the body, and a second internal electrode formed in the interior of the body,
exposed to the second surface of the body, and spaced apart from the third surface and the fourth surface of the body; and

a first external electrode formed on the first surface of the body and connected to the first internal electrode, and a second
external electrode formed on the second surface of the body and connected to the second internal electrode,

wherein a first corner protection portion is disposed on portions of surfaces adjacent to a first corner, where the first
corner is a corner formed by the first surface, the third surface and the fifth surface of the body.

US Pat. No. 9,743,509

INVERTER TYPE MOTOR DRIVE

INMOTION TECHNOLOGIES AB,...

1. An inverter type motor drive device for feeding or receiving three phase AC electric power to or from an electric motor,
the inverter type motor drive device comprising:
an insulated metal substrate board on which, for each of the three phases, a plurality of power switches are mounted in straight
lines in switch assemblies, wherein two switch assemblies are assigned for each phase, and wherein the switch assemblies for
all three phases are oriented along a first direction;

a printed circuit board on which a plurality of capacitors are mounted, wherein the printed circuit board is essentially parallel
to the insulated metal substrate board; and

two DC power input terminals mounted on the printed circuit board;
wherein the inverter type motor drive device further comprises three AC power output terminals mounted on the insulated metal
substrate board, wherein each of the three AC power output terminals extend through the printed circuit board while avoiding
galvanic contact with the printed circuit board, and each of the three AC power output terminals comprise an elongated AC
busbar mounted to the insulated metal substrate board, wherein a longitudinal direction of the AC busbar extends along the
first direction;

wherein each of the two DC power input terminals comprise an input DC busbar, wherein the input DC busbar extends along the
first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,740,448

EHF ENABLED DISPLAY SYSTEMS

KEYSSA, INC., Campbell, ...

1. A display apparatus for contactless use with an active surface apparatus, the contactless display apparatus comprising:
a display;
display controller coupled to the display; and
at least one extremely high frequency (EHF) transceiver coupled to the display controller, wherein the at least one EHF transceiver
receives data from the active surface apparatus via a close proximity coupling that exists when the contactless display apparatus
and the active surface apparatus are separated by no greater than a threshold distance, wherein the display activates when
the display apparatus is placed in proximity of the active surface apparatus, and wherein the received data is processed by
the display controller for presentation on the display; and

a processor operative to:
transmit access credentials to the active surface apparatus via the at least one EHF transceiver; and
receive content via the at least one EHF transceiver that is commensurate with the access credentials provided to the active
surface apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,743,547

SWITCHABLE MECHANICAL CONSTRAINT FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH COMPLIANT MOUNTING

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A system, comprising:
a sled comprising:
a base,
an electrical connector positioned within and movable relative to the base; and
a locking mechanism positioned within the base and movable, relative to the base and the electrical connector, between a locked
position and an unlocked position, wherein in the locked position the locking mechanism restricts movement of the electrical
connector in at least one degree of freedom relative to the base, and in the unlocked position the locking mechanism does
not restrict movement of the electrical connector in the at least one degree of freedom relative to the base; and

a data storage device positioned within the base and co-movably coupled to the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,743,535

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE WITH REAR COVER

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. An electronic device enclosure, comprising:
a rear cover comprising a hook and defining a limiting slot;
an installation bracket defining a sliding slot and comprising a latching portion engaged with the hook; and
a securing assembly comprising a securing member secured to the installation bracket and a sliding shaft slidably received
in the sliding slot;

wherein a part of the sliding shaft is received in the securing member; the sliding shaft is received in the limiting slot;
the securing member is movable relative to the installation bracket to slide the sliding shaft in the sliding slot, and the
sliding shaft presses an edge of the limiting slot to push the rear cover away from the installation bracket, to disengage
the hook from the latching portion.

US Pat. No. 9,743,483

TECHNIQUES FOR LUMEN MAINTENANCE AND COLOR SHIFT COMPENSATION

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A lighting assembly, comprising:
a diffusible light source to illuminate an area by providing light output, wherein the provided light output is measured in
lumens;

a photo detector configured to measure lumen output of the diffusible light source and a golden sample light beam; and
a directed light source to provide the golden sample light beam, wherein the golden sample light beam is used to calibrate
the photo detector.

US Pat. No. 9,743,465

MICROWAVE MODULE LID

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A microwave module lid, comprising:
an inner side operable to define, at least in part, a cavity configured to have a radio frequency (RF) emitting component
disposed therein;

at least two dielectric layers differing in at least one property proximate one another, each layer having a thickness, a
dielectric constant, and a dielectric loss characteristic; and

a metal backing layer proximate one of the dielectric layers to contain RF energy within the microwave module lid,
wherein the thicknesses, the dielectric constants, the dielectric loss characteristics, or combinations thereof of the at
least two dielectric layers are configured to minimize RF resonance in the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,743,452

ADAPTIVE RECEPTION OF LTE IN A SINGLE RADIO WIRELESS DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method to configure wireless circuitry in a single radio wireless communication device, the method comprising:
by the single radio wireless communication device:
establishing a connection to a first wireless network using a first radio frequency signaling chain and a second radio frequency
signaling chain;

obtaining a configuration processing delay time for the first wireless network;
transmitting a first indicator of a first reconfiguration of the single radio wireless communication device to the first wireless
network before initiating a tune-away event, the first indicator transmitted at a first time that is based at least in part
on the configuration processing delay time;

reconfiguring at least one of the first radio frequency signaling chain and the second radio frequency signaling chain to
communicate with a second wireless network during the tune-away event;

transmitting a second indicator of a second reconfiguration of the single radio wireless communication device to the first
wireless network before completing the tune-away event, the second indicator transmitted at a second time that is based at
least in part on the configuration processing delay time; and

reconfiguring the at least one of the first radio frequency signaling chain and the second radio frequency signaling chain
to communicate with the first wireless network after completing the tune-away event,

wherein the configuration processing delay time comprises a time for the first wireless network to process a channel status
report (CSR) from the single radio wireless communication device and respond with a corresponding reconfiguration of downlink
communication to the single radio wireless communication device based on the CSR.

US Pat. No. 9,743,285

ARCHITECTURE, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CHANNELS IN A WIRELESS SYSTEM

Redline Communications, I...

1. A wireless base station allocating spectrum in a wireless network, the wireless base station comprising:
a network processor coupled to a first core network and a second core network through a network tunnel;
a baseband processor coupled to the network processor, the baseband processor executing a software instance; and
a radio transceiver chain coupled to the baseband processor, the radio transceiver chain implementing a first radio access
network and a second radio access network, the first radio access network corresponding to the first core network and the
second radio access network corresponding to the second core network, data transmitted between the first radio access network
and the first core network forming a first network, data transmitted between the second radio access network and the second
core network forming a second network;

wherein an available spectrum allocated for traffic on the first network and for traffic on the second network is dynamically
allocated.

US Pat. No. 9,742,492

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AD-HOC NETWORKING IN AN OPTICAL NARROWCASTING SYSTEM

SureFire LLC, Fountain V...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, at an optical receiver assembly communicatively coupled to a mobile device, a first modulated optical beam transmitted
by a source;

extracting information from the modulated optical beam;
displaying the extracted information on a graphical user interface of an application presented on the mobile device;
receiving data corresponding to user input at the graphical user interface selecting the displayed information;
in response to receiving the data corresponding to user input at the graphical user interface selecting the extracted descriptive
data, generating digital data to be transmitted by an optical transmitter assembly communicatively coupled to the mobile device
to the source, wherein each of the optical receiver assembly and the optical transmitter assembly is a component of the mobile
device or a component of a case physically coupled to the mobile device;

transferring the digital data to the optical transmitter assembly;
displaying, on the graphical user interface, an augmented reality object corresponding to a transmitting emitting region covered
by the optical transmitter assembly, wherein the augmented reality object provides a visual representation of a field of view
in which the optical transmitter assembly transmits modulated optical beams;

displaying, on the graphical user interface, a visual representation of the source; and
transmitting a second modulated optical beam from the optical transmitter assembly to the source, wherein the second modulated
optical beam is modulated with the digital data.

US Pat. No. 9,739,980

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, in order along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens having negative refractive power;
a second lens having positive refractive power;
a third lens having refractive power;
a fourth lens having refractive power;
a fifth lens having refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of the five lenses with refractive power; at least one lens among the
first lens to the fifth lens has positive refractive power; each lens among the first lens to the fifth lens has an object-side
surface, which faces the object side, and an image-side surface, which faces the image side, and the object-side surface and
the image-side surface of at least one lens among the first lens to the fifth lens are aspheric surfaces;

wherein the optical image capturing system satisfies:
1.2?f/HEP?6.0;

0
0.9?2(ARE/HEP)?1.5;

where f1, f2, f3, f4, and f5 are focal lengths of the first lens to the fifth lens, respectively; f is a focal length of the optical image capturing system;
HEP is an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system; HOS is a distance in parallel with the optical axis
from an object-side surface of the first lens to the image plane; InTL is a distance in parallel with the optical axis from
the object-side surface of the first lens to the image-side surface of the fifth lens; for any surface of any lens, ARE is
a profile curve length measured from a start point where the optical axis passes therethrough, along a surface profile thereof,
and finally to a coordinate point of a perpendicular distance where is a half of the entrance pupil diameter away from the
optical axis.

US Pat. No. 9,743,546

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER AND METHOD TO ASSEMBLE THE SAME

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An optical transceiver comprising:
an optical module to receive an optical signal, the optical module having a first lead pin in a side thereof; and
a printed circuit board (PCB) to mount an electronic circuit communicating with the optical module through a first flexible
printed circuit (FPC) board, the PCB mounting the optical module thereon through a holder, the holder forming a gap against
the PCB,

wherein the first FPC board is fixed to a first pad on the PCB by soldering, extracted outwardly from the first pad, passes
through the gap between the holder and the PCB, and connected to the first lead pin of the optical module.

US Pat. No. 9,743,492

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LUMINANCE DEGRADATION REDUCTION USING CONSUMPTION RATE LIMITS

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A system to compensate for luminance degradation of a display, the system comprising:
a luminance control system coupled to the display and configured to provide power to the display thereby controlling the display
luminance, the luminance control system including an input to receive a consumption rate (CR) limit;

a temperature sensor proximate the display and in electrical communication with a controller,
wherein the luminance control system is configured to vary the display luminance, based on a temperature measured by the temperature
sensor and the CR limit.

US Pat. No. 9,743,457

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, WIRELESS BASE STATION, AND ABNORMALITY RESTORATION METHOD

Fujitsu Limited, Kawasak...

1. A mobile station which communicates with a base station, the mobile station comprising:
a first processor configured to perform wireless communication with the base station by wireless communication interface;
a second processor configured to determine whether an initialization of the wireless communication interface is needed;
a third processor configured to instruct the first processor to search a base station with which the first processor is capable
of communicating, in the case that the third processor recognizes that the initialization of the wireless communication interface
is needed;

a memory configured to store connection information for wirelessly coupling of the wireless communication interface with each
of one or more base stations including the base station;

wherein the second processor is further configured, when the second processor determines that the initialization of the wireless
communication interface is needed, to send to the third processor a first signal indicating that the initialization of the
wireless communication interface is not needed but the wireless communication interface is incapable of being used, and to
send to the first processor a second signal indicating that the initialization of the wireless communication interface is
needed, and

the first processor is further configured to establish a connection with one of the one or more base stations based on the
stored connection information after the initialization of the wireless communication interface.

US Pat. No. 9,743,469

COMPACT DRIVER FOR A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE HAVING AN INTEGRATED DUAL OUTPUT

PHILIPS LIGHING HOLDING B...

1. A Driver for driving at least two sets of Light Emitting Device (LED) strings comprising:
a dual output power converter adapted to convert an input voltage into two different output voltages for driving said two
sets of LED strings,

a controller adapted to control the dual output power converter based on at least one input set point,
wherein the dual output converter comprises a switched capacitor converter comprising a plurality of switches and a plurality
of capacitors, the outputs of the dual output power converter being connected to internal nodes of the dual output power converter,
the controller being further adapted to deliver Pulse Width Modulation output control signals for driving the switches, the
duty cycle of which being a function of said at least one input set point.

US Pat. No. 9,743,538

CARRIER RAIL HOUSING

WAGO Verwaltungsgesellsch...

1. A carrier rail housing having a latching base for attaching to a carrier rail, wherein the latching base comprises
a carrier rail receiving opening for receiving the carrier rail,
two latching links that can move relative to one another having in each case at least one latching lug that protrudes in a
latched position into the carrier rail receiving opening so as to latch with the carrier rail that can be received in the
carrier rail receiving opening, and

a coupling element that is operatively connected to the two latching links and a movement of one latching link is transferred
into a movement of the other latching link, characterized in that the latching base furthermore comprises a locking arm having
a stop that protrudes into the carrier rail opening in an open position, in which the latching lugs are unlatched from the
carrier rail, so as to make contact with a side edge of the carrier rail that can be received in the carrier rail receiving
opening, wherein the locking arm is operatively connected to the latching links in such a manner that the latching links are
held in the open position by means of the stop making contact.

US Pat. No. 9,743,503

LASER DEVICE AND EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT GENERATION SYSTEM

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:
an oscillator capable of outputting a laser beam;
a slab optical amplifier capable of amplifying the laser beam outputted by the oscillator by passing the laser beam through
an optical amplification region shaped like a slab and outputting the amplified laser beam; and

a mirror disposed on an optical path of the laser beam to enter the slab optical amplifier or the amplified laser beam outputted
from the slab optical amplifier, the mirror being movable in a direction parallel to a plane where the laser beam travels
in the slab optical amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,743,484

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH ELECTRIC SHOCK AND ARC PREVENTION MECHANISMS FREE OF FIRE AND SHOCK HAZARDS

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:
a housing having two ends;
a light-emitting diode printed circuit board (LED PCB), the LED PCB comprising one or more LED arrays disposed thereon;
two lamp bases each connected to a respective end of the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising a bi-pin each
with two pins protruding outwards and configured to connect to an external fixture lamp socket, each lamp base further comprising
an input module comprising a shock prevention switch and at least one thermal protection device electrically connected to
the bi-pin; and

an LED driving circuit configured to convert an input alternating current (AC) voltage from an external power supply into
regulated direct current (DC) voltage and current provided to power the one or more LED arrays,

wherein, for each lamp base, when either the respective shock prevention switch or the respective at least one thermal protection
device is shut off, the input AC voltage is decoupled from the linear LED tube lamp, and

wherein, for each lamp base, when the bi-pin is installed in the external fixture lamp socket, and when an electric arc starts
between the bi-pin and the external fixture lamp socket and generates heat, the at least one thermal protection device is
automatically shut off.

US Pat. No. 9,743,556

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR STRUCTURE

ALL BEST PRECISION TECHNO...

1. An electrical connector structure comprising:
a housing comprising a top wall, at least one top opening being formed on the top wall;
a heat dissipating component disposed above the at least one top opening; and
a restraining component comprising a first restraining segment, at least one second restraining segment, at least one bending
segment, at least one pressing portion and at least one extending element, the first restraining segment being coupled to
the top wall, the at least one bending segment being connected between the first restraining segment and the at least one
second restraining segment, the at least one pressing portion being connected to the at least one second restraining segment,
the at least one extending element extending from at least one lateral side of the first restraining segment and toward a
rear side of the housing, so as to mechanically couple to the housing, and the at least one pressing portion being coupled
to the heat dissipating component, so as to cooperatively fix the heat dissipating component above the at least one top opening.

US Pat. No. 9,743,508

ELECTROLESS SURFACE TREATMENT PLATED LAYERS OF PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
an electroless surface treatment plated layer,
wherein the electroless surface treatment plated layer comprises nickel (Ni) plated coating, palladium (Pd) plated coating,
and gold (Au) plated coating, and

wherein the nickel plated coating, the palladium plated coating, and the gold plated coating each have a thickness of 0.02
to 1 ?m, 0.01 to 0.3 ?m, and 0.01 to 0.5 ?m, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,743,486

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a body having a side on which an unstable display is disposed and another side on which a bi-stable display is disposed; and
a light source module arranged inside the body and configured to provide a light source to one or none of the unstable display
and the bi-stable display, wherein the light source module comprises:

a first light guide plane and a second light guide planes respectively arranged on the side on which the unstable bi-stable
display is disposed and between the unstable display and the bi-stable display for receiving the light source;

a second light guide plane arranged between the unstable display and the bi-stable display for receiving the light source;
a first light emitting device configured to provide the light source to one of the first and the second light guide planes;
a first and a second switchable light shelters respectively arranged between the first light emitting device and the first
light guide plane and between the first light emitting device and the second light guide plane; and

a light control module, arranged inside the body and having a controller and at least a sensor electrically connected with
each other, wherein the light control module is configured to sense which one of the unstable display and the bi-stable display
a user operates and control the light source module to provide the light source to the one or none of the unstable display
and the bi-stable display operated by the user.

US Pat. No. 9,743,473

CASCADE LED DRIVER AND CONTROL METHODS

LUMENETIX, INC., Scotts ...

1. A device for controlling a circuit in communication with a plurality of light emitting elements, the device comprising:
a clock to generate a cyclic signal at a clock frequency;
a divider to slow down the cyclic signal;
a register configured to store a stored value;
an accumulator configured to store an accumulator value;
a plurality of drivers for the plurality of light emitting elements; and
a waveform generator configured to generate a digital waveform based on successive additions of the stored value to the accumulator
value, wherein the digital waveform is provided to the plurality of drivers corresponding to the plurality of light emitting
elements; and

wherein each driver of the plurality of drivers includes:
a gate driver configured to receive a respective digital waveform from the waveform generator;
a cascade driver coupled to the gate driver, wherein the cascade driver includes at least a capacitor;
wherein the cascade driver provides continuous electrical current to a corresponding light emitting element of the plurality
of light emitting elements at a respective current ratio dictated by the respective digital waveform.

US Pat. No. 9,743,559

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COOLING SERVER ROOM USING OUTSIDE AIR

NHN Business Platform Cor...

1. A server room cooling apparatus, the apparatus comprising:
an inlet part configured to take in outside air;
a spray part configured to spray a mist on the outside air taken in by the inlet part;
a supplying part configured to supply, to the inside of a server room, the outside air on which the mist is sprayed;
a constant temperature part configured to take in return air from the inside of the server room and to cool the air;
a plurality of damper motors; and
a controller configured to select one of a first path and a second path by selectively opening and closing the plurality of
damper motors,

the first path configured to supply the outside air taken in by the spray part through the inlet part to the inside of the
server room through the supplying part, and

the second path configured to resupply the air taken in by the constant temperature part from the inside of the server room
through the constant temperature part, without going through the spray part, and returned into the server room.

US Pat. No. 9,743,541

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR FAST ASSEMBLING AND CONNECTING

JET OPTOELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device for fast assembling and connecting, comprising:
a holder including:
a main lever;
an assembling member being a hollow elongated body connected with the main lever and having two first hooks, and the two first
hooks respectively formed from a top edge and a bottom edge at a first side of the assembling member;

a positioning member movably disposed in the assembling member and retractably protruding from the bottom edge of the assembling
member; and

a signal connector disposed in one end of the assembling member and configured to transmit and receive signals from a signal
source; and

a monitor including:
a rear shell body having a slide portion, and the slide portion formed along a lengthwise direction of the rear shell body
and located at a first side of the rear shell body, and the assembling member being movable along the slide portion;

an assembling slide disposed at the rear shell body and having:
a receiving groove formed on the assembling slide and corresponding in position to the slide portion, and the assembling member
movably disposed in the receiving groove;

two second hooks respectively protruding from a top edge and a bottom edge of the receiving groove for engaging with the two
first hooks, and a gap formed between the two second hooks and a bottom surface of the receiving groove; and

a positioning groove formed in one of the two second hooks at the bottom edge of the receiving groove, and the positioning
groove located at a first end of the assembling slide adjacent to the slide portion, and the positioning member engaged within
the positioning groove; and

a connector fastened in the rear shell body, corresponding in position to the receiving groove of the assembling slide, being
opposite to the positioning groove, and located at a second end of the assembling slide, wherein the signal connector of the
assembling member is detachably connected to the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,743,527

STENCIL PROGRAMMING AND INSPECTION USING SOLDER PASTE INSPECTION SYSTEM

CyberOptics Corporaiton, ...

1. A solder paste inspection system comprising:
a stencil mounting bracket located within the solder paste inspection system configured to hold a solder paste printing stencil
in position within an inspection region of the solder paste inspection system;

an image sensor mounted in the solder paste inspection system configured to acquire images of the solder paste printing stencil
mounted on the stencil mounting bracket; and

a controller coupled to the image sensor, wherein the controller generates a solder paste inspection program using the acquired
images of the stencil, and uses the generated solder paste inspection program to control operation of the solder paste inspection
system.

US Pat. No. 9,743,514

MULTILAYER CERAMIC ELECTRONIC COMPONENT, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A multilayer ceramic electronic component comprising:
a ceramic body including dielectric layers and internal electrodes interposed between the dielectric layers;
base electrode layers disposed on the ceramic body and including main portions connected to the internal electrodes and extension
portions extending from the main portions, wherein each extension portion is disposed on a surface of the ceramic body having
a main portion thereon;

resin electrode layers disposed on portions of surfaces of the base electrode layers; and
outer electrode layers disposed on the resin electrode layers and directly contacting the base electrode layers,
wherein a width of the extension portions is narrower than a width of a surface of the ceramic body on which the extension
portion is disposed, the width of the surface of the ceramic body being measured in a direction parallel to a width direction
of the extension portions.

US Pat. No. 9,743,499

DIMMING CIRCUIT FOR LED

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A LED dimming circuit, configured to control a plurality of LED strings to light up at different moment in a cycle, comprising:
several sets of LED string connected in parallel respectively;
driving circuits coupled to said LED strings to drive them to light up;
control circuits coupled to said driving circuits to control the LED series to light up by inputting pulse width modulated
signals (PWM dimming signal) to said driving circuits;

wherein each of said control circuits comprises a voltage comparator and a delay circuit, said voltage comparator is coupled
between said delay circuit and said driving circuit, each said delay circuit and each said driving circuit are connected in
series thereof, said delay circuit converts said PWM dimming signal to a delay signal, and then said voltage comparator converts
a sine wave signal of said delay signal to a square wave or a rectangular wave signal, which is transferred to said driving
circuit to sequentially light up said corresponding LED strings, wherein an output end of a previous voltage comparator is
connected in series with its next delay circuit in two adjacent control circuits, therefore to transfer the delay signal output
from the previous set to be delayed again.

US Pat. No. 9,775,186

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING D2D DATA BASED ON RESOURCE PATTERN

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of transmitting device-to-device (D2D) data using a D2D data transmission resource by a user equipment (UE), the
method comprising:
receiving, at a UE, configuration information associated with a D2D data transmission resource, the configuration information
comprising information of a D2D data allocation period and being transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB);

determining, at the UE, a D2D data transmission resource in each D2D data allocation period, the D2D data transmission resource
comprising a pool of subframes;

selecting D2D data transmission subframes from among the pool of subframes based on a changed pattern, the changed pattern
being derived from a basic pattern; and

transmitting, from the UE to another UE, D2D data based on the selected D2D data transmission subframes,
wherein selecting of the D2D data transmission subframes comprises determining (R modulo X), wherein R corresponds to the
number of subframes in the pool of subframes and X corresponds to a length of the basic pattern, where R and X are natural
numbers,

wherein when the number of subframes in the pool of subframes is greater than a length of the basic pattern, the changed pattern
comprises a first part and a second part, the first part of the changed pattern comprising at least one repetition of the
basic pattern, and

wherein a length of the second part of the changed pattern corresponds to (R modulo X).

US Pat. No. 9,743,521

LIGHT-SOURCE MODULE AND LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A light-emitting module, comprising:
a substrate having a top and a bottom, and further having a first side extending in a first direction from a first end of
the substrate to a second end of the substrate, and a second side opposite the first side also extending in the first direction
from the first end of the substrate to the second end of the substrate;

a plurality of light-sources arranged on the top of the substrate, including a plurality of first light-sources aligned with
each other in a first column and a plurality of second light-sources aligned with each other in a second column, each of which
columns extends along the first direction, wherein the first and second columns are side by side, separated and spaced apart
from each other in a second direction which is orthogonal to the first direction, the second direction extending from the
first side of the substrate to the second side of the substrate;

a plurality of connector terminal pairs, each being electrically connected to a corresponding one of said plurality of light-sources
for enabling supply of electrical power thereto, each connector terminal pair comprising a first connector terminal disposed
immediately adjacent to the first side of the substrate and a second connector terminal disposed immediately adjacent to the
second side of the substrate; and

at least one bond wire, the bond wire connecting at least one of the light sources to one connector terminal of its corresponding
connector terminal pair,

wherein none of said first light-sources of the first column is aligned with any of the second light sources of the second
column along the second direction, and

wherein the connector terminal pairs are arranged to provide for spatially alternating connection of the corresponding light
sources to positive and negative voltages along the first direction on each of the first and second sides of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,743,496

TURN-ON PROCEDURE FOR A LOAD CONTROL SYSTEM

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A load regulation device for controlling an electrical load, the load regulation device comprising:
one or more electrical components adapted to:
receive an indication of a user's presence;
transition from a low power state to a ready state in response to receiving the indication, wherein the ready state is characterized
by the load regulation device using more power than the low power state and the electrical load being unenergized;

wait in the ready state for a change state instruction;
transition from the ready state to the low power state if the change state instruction is not received within a first predetermined
period of time;

transition from the ready state to an on state in response to receiving the change state instruction within the first predetermined
period of time; and

transition from the on state to one of the ready state and the low power state in response to receiving an actuation of an
actuator or in response to determining a lack of a user's presence in a vicinity of the electrical load for a second predetermined
period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,743,466

LED REPLACEMENT LAMP FOR SAFE OPERATION UNDER FAULT CONDITION

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. LED replacement lamp, comprising:
one or more LED lighting elements arranged on an elongated member with opposite ends, wherein at each of said opposite ends
two electrical contacts are provided,

wherein filament emulation circuits are connected to said electrical contacts at said both ends,
and wherein an LED lighting assembly comprising said one or more LED lighting elements is electrically connected to said filament
emulation circuits to be supplied with electrical power for operation of said LED lighting elements,

wherein said filament emulation circuits each comprise a first resistor circuit connected to a first of said electrical contacts,
and a second resistor circuit connected to a second of said electrical contacts, and said filament emulation circuit comprises
a voltage limiting circuit connected in parallel to said resistor circuits,

and where said first and second resistor circuits are connected to said LED lighting assembly at a common terminal,
and where each of said first and second resistor circuits comprises a series connection of at least four resistors, in such
a way that in case of failure of one of the resistors, the total resistance of the filament emulation circuits remains above
a determined resistance value.

US Pat. No. 9,743,468

CONTROLLER

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. A controller for a switched mode power supply, SMPS, comprising:
a switch toggling unit configured to toggle a power switch with a fixed primary stroke duration within each switching cycle
in which the power switch is closed, the switch toggling unit having a first switching mode and a second switching mode, wherein
the first switching mode is a continuous conduction mode or a boundary conduction mode and the second switching mode is a
discontinuous conduction mode; and

a switch mode selector configured to determine the current in an inductor of the SMPS based on a measurement of a voltage
across a sense resistor having a first terminal that is directly connected to the inductor of the SMPS and to ground and a
second terminal that is connected to the power switch and to set the switching mode of the switch toggling unit in accordance
with a peak current in the inductor of the SMPS,

wherein the switch mode selector is configured to:
set the switching mode of the switch toggling unit as the first switching mode when the peak current in the inductor of the
SMPS is greater than a first threshold; and

set the switching mode of the switch toggling unit as the second switching mode when the peak current in the inductor of the
SMPS is less than a second threshold, wherein the first threshold is the same as the second threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,743,565

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER THROUGH CONDUCTIVE MATERIALS

Access Business Group Int...

1. An electrical component for use in the electromagnetic field path of a wireless power supply comprising:
a conductive material configured to extend substantially perpendicularly to the electromagnetic field path, said conductive
material having a thickness selected to have a heat gain no greater than an acceptable heat gain and a power loss no greater
than an acceptable power loss at an anticipated electromagnetic field operating frequency, wherein said conductive material
forms part of at least one of a display, a sensor, and an external housing;

wherein said thickness is selected such that the conductive material has a power loss of less than 1 Watt per cubic centimeter.

US Pat. No. 9,740,524

METHOD AND TERMINAL DEVICE FOR EXECUTING APPLICATION CHAIN

XIAOMI INC., Haidian Dis...

1. A method for executing an application chain of multiple applications on a terminal device, comprising:
acquiring the application chain in response to detecting a specific action or event on the terminal device that triggers an
execution instruction of the application chain, wherein the application chain is preset by adding application identifier for
each applications in a sequence;

determining a current application to be executed according to the sequence of application identifiers in the application chain,
wherein an application is set as the current application when a preceding application in the application chain has been executed
or has begun to be executed;

executing the current application by determining an execution action according to an executable content type of the current
application and an execution result of the preceding application in the application chain, wherein the execution of the current
application further comprises:

determining whether the executable content type of the current application belongs to the executable content type of the preceding
application if the preceding application is in execution and the execution result of the preceding application is pending;

sending the execution result of the current application to the preceding application in execution while executing the current
application if the executable content type of the current application belongs to the executable content of the preceding application;

determining whether the execution result of the preceding application belongs to the executable content type of the current
applications if the preceding application has completed execution; and

setting the execution result of the preceding application as the content of the execution action of the current application
and executing the execution action if the execution result of the preceding application belongs to the executable content
type of the current application;

setting a succeeding application of the current application in the application chain as the current application; and
executing the application chain until all the applications in the application chain have been executed.

US Pat. No. 9,737,164

TEMPERATURE PROMPTING METHOD AND DEVICE

XIAOMI INC., Haidian Dis...

1. A temperature prompting device, comprising:
one or more processors;
a memory; and
one or more modules stored in the memory and being configured to be executed by the one or more processors, the one or more
modules having the following functions:

acquiring a current temperature in a target container;
acquiring a distance of the target container to a target terminal, which is linked to the target container;
determining, according to the current temperature, a first time duration to be elapsed when a temperature in the target container
changes to a predetermined target temperature;

determining, according to the distance of the target container to the target terminal, a second time duration to be elapsed
when the target terminal moves to a location where the target container stands; and

triggering a prompt signal if the first time duration is less than or equal to the second time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,743,555

SILICON-BASED HEAT DISSIPATION DEVICE FOR HEAT-GENERATING DEVICES

9. An apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of heat-generating devices;
a silicon-based heat dissipation device comprising:
an electrical-connection medium;
a base portion having a first primary side and a second primary side opposite the first primary side; and
a protrusion portion on the first primary side of the base portion and protruding therefrom, the protrusion portion comprising
a plurality of fins,

wherein:
the second primary side of the base portion comprises a plurality of recesses each configured to receive a respective one
of the heat-generating devices therein such that at least a portion of heat generated by the heat-generating devices is dissipated
to the silicon-based heat-dissipation device by conduction,

the second primary side of the base portion further comprises a recessed channel that connects the recesses to one another,
the electrical-connection medium is disposed in the recessed channel and electrically connecting the heat-generating devices
to one another; and

an extended device coupled to the silicon-based heat-dissipation device, the extended device comprising an extended layer.

US Pat. No. 9,743,506

POWER SUPPLY OF MULTIPLE INDUCTIVE LOADS

EUROPEAN SYNCHROTRON RADI...

1. A secure device for powering a plurality of electromagnets of a particle accelerator, each coupled to a dedicated converter,
the device comprising a standby converter and, for each electromagnet:
a flyback diode connected to the electromagnet;
a circuit for detecting an anomaly of the current flowing through the electromagnet; and
a selection switch, controlled by the detection circuit, adapted to decouple the electromagnet from the dedicated converter,
and couple the electromagnet to said standby converter.

US Pat. No. 9,775,231

MATING BACKPLANE FOR HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

18. A printed circuit board comprising:
a plurality of layers including attachment layers and routing layers; and
via patterns formed in the plurality of layers, each of the via patterns comprising:
dual diameter first and second signal vias forming a differential signal pair, the first and second signal vias being configured
to accept contact tails of signal conductors of a connector;

dual diameter ground shadow vias adjacent to each of the first and second signal vias, wherein the dual diameter shadow ground
vias have a reversed diameter configuration with respect to the dual diameter first and second signal vias; and

ground vias configured to accept contact tails of ground conductors of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,742,729

MOBILE CELLULAR NETWORK BACKHAUL

Oceus Networks Inc., Res...

1. A mobile cellular network system comprising:
a first mobile cellular network (MCN) communication system located within a first covered area and configured to generate
a first MCN for the first covered area and provide first communication links to a first user equipment and a second MCN communication
system located within the first covered area, the first MCN communication system comprising:

a first radio access component configured to receive first wireless communications according to a first wireless standard
from the first user equipment and the second MCN communication system,

a first control and data component in communication with the first radio access component and configured to process the first
wireless communications according to the first wireless standard, and

a first data store comprising authentication data of the first user equipment located within the first covered area and the
second MCN communication system,

wherein the first MCN communication system independently provides the first MCN for the first user equipment and the second
MCN communication system in the first covered area, and

wherein the second MCN communication system independently provides a second MCN for a second user equipment located within
a second covered area.

US Pat. No. 9,741,216

SKIN STRETCH INSTRUMENT

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A device comprising:
a mechanical housing configured to be worn on a finger of a user;
a skin stretch mechanism coupled to the mechanical housing, the skin stretch mechanism comprising:
a first bearing that is configured to rotate in a first direction in response to an interaction with a surface, and
a second bearing coupled to the first bearing, such that rotation of the first bearing causes the second bearing to rotate
in a direction opposite to the first direction, the second bearing coupled to a feedback surface that is configured to be
in contact with a portion of the finger, wherein the feedback surface is configured to simulate a force associated with the
interaction with the surface; and

a controller configured to monitor rotation of the second bearing and record skin stretch information responsive to the interaction
with the surface.

US Pat. No. 9,739,963

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF OPTICAL COMPONENT

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of an optical component, comprising:
providing a multi-layer substrate comprising at least one dielectric layer, at least two circuit layers, and two through holes
passing through the at least one dielectric layer, the at least two circuit layers being located on two opposite surfaces
of the at least one dielectric layer;

forming an optical waveguide element on a surface of the multi-layer substrate and between the through holes; and
forming two optical-electro assemblies in the corresponding through holes, the optical-electro assemblies being correspondingly
located at two opposite ends of the optical waveguide element, each of the optical-electro assemblies being formed with an
optical-electro element and an insertion element having a conductive layer disposed thereon, and the conductive layer of each
optical-electro assembly being located between a sidewall of the corresponding through hole and the insertion element of each
optical-electro assembly and being electrically connected to the optical-electro element of each optical-electro assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,771,508

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS INCLUDING THERMALLY REVERSIBLE GELS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermal interface material comprising at least one thermally conductive filler in a thermally reversible gel including
di-block and tri-block styrenic copolymers and process oil, wherein a ratio of the process oil to the di-block and tri-block
styrenic copolymers is at least about 4 to 1 but not more than about 12 to 1, wherein the thermal interface material comprises
a compliant thermally-conductive gap filler operable for allowing heat to pass from an operating electrical component through
the compliant thermally-conductive gap filler.

US Pat. No. 9,775,215

LED TUBE LAMP WITH OPERATING MODES COMPATIBLE WITH ELECTRICAL BALLASTS

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) tube lamp configured to receive an external driving signal, comprising:
an LED module configured to emit light, the LED module comprising an LED unit comprising an LED;
a control circuit configured to selectively determine whether to perform a first mode or a second mode of lighting operation
according to a state of a property of a received rectified signal produced by a rectifying circuit;

a switching circuit coupled to the control circuit and the LED unit; and
a protection circuit coupled in parallel with the switching circuit, configured to provide protection for the switching circuit;
wherein the control circuit is configured such that when the LED tube lamp performs the first mode of lighting operation,
the control circuit allows continual current to flow through the LED unit by maintaining an on state of the switching circuit,
until the external driving signal is disconnected from the LED tube lamp; and when the LED tube lamp performs the second mode
of lighting operation, the control circuit regulates the continuity of current to flow through the LED unit by alternately
turning on and off the switching circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,774,470

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING TWO TYPES OF DEVICES

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An interconnecting device, comprising
a first interface configured to connect to a first network,
a second interface configured to connect to a second network,
a local server configured to detect a device located on said first network, and to identify whether said device is a first
type device or a second type device,

a router configured to route traffic from the first network to the second network, and
a bridge for connecting said first interface to said second interface configured to transparently pass only frames from second
type devices through the router to a remote server connected to the second network,

wherein the local server is further configured to initialize said device and to configure said bridge to assign said device
to a first Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) such that frames from said device are forwarded to the router, in the case where
said device is identified as a first type device; and

wherein the local server is further configured to assign said device to a second VLAN without initializing said device, and
to configure said bridge so that frames from said device are transmitted on said second VLAN to pass transparently through
the router to a remote server connected to the second network, in the case where said device is identified as a second type
device, said remote server initializing said second type device.

US Pat. No. 9,774,084

OMNIDIRECTIONAL BROADBAND ANTENNAS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

20. An omnidirectional broadband antenna comprising:
a ground element;
an antenna element electrically isolated from the ground element, the antenna element having at least one portion that is
substantially conical, that has a substantially hexagonal pyramidal shape, or that tapers in a longitudinal direction; and

an annular patch element electrically grounded to the ground element, the annular patch element surrounding at least a portion
of the antenna element and parasitically coupled to the antenna element,
wherein:
the antenna is configured for mounting to a ceiling inside of a building; and
the antenna is vertically polarized and operable at a range of operating frequencies between about 380 MHz and about 6000
MHz with a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) less than three to one (3:1), whereby the annular patch antenna element is configured
to be operable as a ?/4 wave trap for an operating frequency band of 400 MHz to thereby broaden bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,771,870

SEALING FEATURES FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A blade for a gas turbine engine comprising
a body including a root configured to engage a turbine rotor, an airfoil extending from the root, and a receiver positioned
distally from the root, and

a floating blade seal received in the receiver such that centrifugal force applied to the floating blade seal during rotation
of the blade about an axis of rotation causes the floating blade seal to move relative to the body and seat against the receiver
to extend a radial height of the blade,

wherein the receiver defines a channel having a first width at a base of the receiver and a second width at an apex of the
receiver, the base positioned closer to the root than the apex, the first width being greater than the second width, and wherein
the receiver has first and second surfaces that extend between the base and the apex, the first and second surfaces converging
from the base to the apex.

US Pat. No. 9,743,548

HOUSING FOR AT LEAST ONE ELECTRONIC CARD

ENENSYS TECHNOLOGIES, Ce...

1. A housing for at least one electronic card having a connector, said housing comprising:
a chassis having:
a base having at least one female element and at least one pocket,
a cover, and
an insertion wall having, for the or each electronic card, a window through which said electronic card can be introduced into
or extracted from the chassis in a translation direction,

for the or each electronic card, two guide walls, each comprising, for the or each electronic card, a guide groove oriented
parallel to the translation direction and intended to receive said electronic card, each guide wall comprising:

at least one male element designed to cooperate with a female element by insertion of said male element in said female element,
a tongue disposed at an end of the guide wall oriented on the side opposite to the insertion wall, taking a form of an arm
having, at its free end, a stud designed to be inserted in a pocket,

a clip disposed at the end of the guide wall oriented on the side opposite to the insertion wall and taking a form of an elastic
blade provided at its free end with a tooth oriented towards the base, and a face of the blade that is oriented towards the
cover being designed to come into abutment against the latter, and

a backplane electronic card extending parallel to a plane of the insertion wall, having a receiving connector designed to
be coupled to said connector, and designed to be inserted between the blade and the arm.

US Pat. No. 9,742,263

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY EQUALIZING BUS BAR VOLTAGES OF POWER FACTOR CORRECTION PFC CIRCUIT

VERTIV ENERGY SYSTEMS, IN...

1. A method for automatically equalizing a bus bar voltage of a Power Factor Correction (PFC) circuit, the method comprising:
calculating a difference in voltages of a positive bus bar of the PFC circuit and a negative bus bar of the PFC circuit by
determining a voltage of the positive bus bar and a voltage of the negative bus bar, respectively, and determining a difference
between the voltage of the positive bus bar and an absolute value of the voltage of the negative bus bar;

comparing the calculated difference in voltages of the positive bus bar and the negative bus bar to a preset voltage value;
and

increasing a rotation speed of a fan directly or indirectly connected across the positive bus bar and the negative bus bar
in the PFC circuit according to the calculated difference in voltages of the positive bus bar and the negative bus bar to
increase a load of the PFC circuit for enhancing adjustment of the bus bar voltages by a biased voltage loop of the PFC circuit,
until the calculated difference in voltages of the positive and negative bus bars is below the preset voltage value.

US Pat. No. 9,774,564

FILE PROCESSING METHOD, SYSTEM AND SERVER-CLUSTERED SYSTEM FOR CLOUD STORAGE

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. One or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by one or more processors
associated with a server, instruct the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
receiving an upload request to upload a file from a user device, the upload request including at least a user identifier (ID),
a file name, and location information of the file in the user device;

generating a file ID for the file using sequentially increased numbers and the location information of the file in the user
device that is included in the upload request;

transmitting the file ID to the user device;
receiving a duplicate determination request including the file ID and multiple slice IDs from the user device, wherein each
slice ID of the multiple slice IDs is generated and associated with a respective slice file of multiple slice files, and the
multiple slice files are generated by dividing the file;

determining whether one or more duplicate slice IDs exist in the multiple slice IDs that individually correspond to the multiple
slice files associated with the file in response to receiving the duplicate determination request from the user device;

sending respective one or more slice IDs of one or more non-duplicate slice files associated with the file to the user device
after the determining; and

receiving a slice file package including at least the file ID and the one or more non-duplicate slice files from the user
device.

US Pat. No. 9,774,467

DISTRIBUTED INTELLIGENT MODULES SYSTEM USING POWER-LINE COMMUNICATION FOR ELECTRICAL APPLIANCE AUTOMATION

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A system comprising:
a plurality of electronic devices, each one of the electronic devices configured to enable automation of an electrical appliance
to be connected to the electronic device, and comprising,

a communication interface configured to enable communication over a power-line network with other electronic devices,
a voltage control device configured to act on an electrical voltage to be applied to the electrical appliance,
a measurement device configured to measure a power consumption to be consumed by the electrical appliance; and
a processor device configured to process signals providing from or to the communication interface, the voltage control device,
and the measurement device,

wherein each one of the plurality of electronic devices is configured to communicate with the others of the plurality of electronic
devices over the power-line network with the communication interface, and in each one of the plurality of electronic devices
the processor device is configured to:

send an outgoing message over the power-line network to at least one of the others of the plurality of electronic devices,
receive an ingoing message over the power-line network from at least one of the others of the plurality of electronic devices,
identify an ingoing message relevant to the electronic device,
prepare a presentation message to be sent as an outgoing message, the presentation message including presentation information
related to an identity of the electronic device,

generate an ordered list of the plurality of devices that comprises the electronic device and the others of the plurality
of electronic devices, depending on presentation information from the electronic device and presentation information received
from the others of the plurality of electronic devices, and

elect from the ordered list a president electronic device,
wherein at least one of the presentation information, and the ordered list include information that permits the electing performed
by each of the plurality of electronic devices to find the same president electronic device,

the processor device further being configured to handle information included an ingoing message sent from the president electronic
device according to a determined priority protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,772,083

LIGHTING STRUCTURE FOR AN EXTERIOR VEHICLE LIGHT UNIT AND EXTERIOR VEHICLE LIGHT UNIT COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. Lighting structure for an exterior vehicle light unit, the lighting structure comprising:
a light source with a principal light emission direction, the light source comprising at least one LED, with the principal
light emission direction being the direction of highest light intensity of the light source,

a substantially parabolic reflector arranged to reflect light output from the light source in a first output region and to
collimate the same in a primary light output direction, the substantially parabolic reflector corresponding to a section of
a paraboloid and the first output region containing the principal light emission direction, and

an aspherical collimating lens arranged to refract light output from the light source in a second output region different
from the first output region and to collimate the same in the primary light output direction, with the light output from the
light source in the second output region directly hitting the aspherical collimating lens,

wherein the light source is arranged with respect to the substantially parabolic reflector and the aspherical collimating
lens so that the principal light emission direction is inclined at an acute angle with respect to the primary light output
direction, with light emitted by the light source in the principal light emission direction being re-directed at the substantially
parabolic reflector by more than 60° and less than 90°.

US Pat. No. 9,742,274

DC-DC HIGH VOLTAGE CONVERTER

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. A DC-DC converter comprising:
a main switch including a normally ON switch element connected in series with a normally OFF switch element including a control
circuit;

a first node being common to both switch elements;
a load including a transformer, with a primary winding and at least one secondary winding, the primary winding being in series
with the main switch, the main switch and the primary winding being configured to be connected to terminals of a DC voltage
source; and

a main peak detector circuit connected at an input to the main switch and at an output to the control circuit of the normally
OFF switch element,

wherein the main peak detector circuit includes a first current unidirectional switch in series with an electrical energy
reservoir, the first current unidirectional switch being connected between the first node and the electrical energy reservoir,
the first current unidirectional switch being configured, when closed, to charge the electrical energy reservoir,

the electrical energy reservoir delivering a main useful voltage when the first current unidirectional switch is open, the
main useful voltage being taken in at a second node between the electrical energy reservoir and the first current unidirectional
switch, the second node being connected to an input of the control circuit of the normally OFF switch element, and

the main peak detector circuit includes a second current unidirectional switch connected to the second node between the electrical
energy reservoir and the first current unidirectional switch, and to the at least one secondary winding.

US Pat. No. 9,742,105

PROTECTIVE COVER AND ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A RADIATION WINDOW FORMED BY A PLURALITY OF RADIATION PASSAGES

Tyco Electronics Raychem ...

1. A protective cover, comprising:
a body formed of an at least partly transparent or translucent electrically insulating material; and
an opaque electrically conductive layer disposed on the body, the electrically conductive layer having a radiation window
penetrable by optical radiation formed by a plurality of radiation passages.

US Pat. No. 9,770,774

METHOD AND CLEANING SYSTEM FOR CLEANING THE PROCESS GAS IN SOLDERING INSTALLATIONS

ERSA GmbH, Wertheim (DE)...

1. A method for cleaning the process gas in soldering installations or solder suction systems by reducing abietic acid in
the process gas comprising:
conducting the process gas to be cleaned through a cleaning system comprising a cleaning chamber which contains one or more
cleaning compounds selected from the group consisting of:

a) carboxylic acids selected from oxalic acid, formic acid, citric acid, ascorbic acid, or combinations thereof;
b) metal compounds of higher oxidation states selected from manganates, permanganates, chromates, dichromates, or combinations
thereof;

c) alcohols which can be converted into oxalic acid, formic acid, citric acid, and/or ascorbic acid by means of oxidation;
d) basic lime compounds; and
e) combinations thereof,
wherein said abietic acid chemically reacts with said one or more cleaning compounds thereby reducing the abietic acid in
said process gas.

US Pat. No. 9,742,909

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AVAILABILITY STATUSES FOR USERS

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining data identifying a plurality of availability status features for a user of a communication service provider system,
wherein the plurality of availability status features includes an action pattern feature that identifies successive actions
taken by the user with respect to a particular service provided by the communication service provider system;

determining a respective current value of each of the availability status features, wherein determining a current value of
the action pattern feature comprises:

determining that the user has taken more than a threshold number of successive actions with respect to communications received
using the particular service provided by the communication service provider system and, in response, determining a pattern
that indicates that the user is unavailable to receive communications; and

determining an aggregate user availability status based at least in part on the current values of the availability status
features.

US Pat. No. 9,774,515

ROUTER AND RESOURCE ASSIGNMENT METHOD THEREOF

Wistron Neweb Corp., Hsi...

1. A router, comprising:
a first wide-area network interface, arranged to connect to a first wide-area network, and connect to an Internet through
the first wide-area network;

a second wide-area network interface, arranged to connect to a second wide-area network, and connect to the Internet through
the second wide-area network;

at least one local area network interface, arranged to be electrically connected to at least one electronic device through
at least one local area network; and

a control unit, arranged to enable the electronic device to have at least one network service of the Internet through the
first wide-area network interface, the second wide-area network interface and the local area network interface, and assign
the at least one network service to the first wide-area network interface or the second wide-area network interface according
to at least one condition of the network service of the Internet, wherein the condition comprises a packet rate caused by
the network service;

wherein the first wide-area network and the second wide-area network have different bandwidths.

US Pat. No. 9,774,144

HIGH SPEED, HIGH DENSITY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SHIELDED SIGNAL PATHS

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a plurality of modules held in a two dimensional array, each of the plurality of modules comprising:
a cable comprising a first end and a second end, the cable comprising:
first and second conductive elements extending from the first end to the second end;
a cable insulator disposed around the first and second conductive elements; and:
a ground structure disposed around the cable insulator;
first and second contact tails attached, respectively, to the first and second conductive elements at the first end of the
cable, wherein the first and second contact tails are separately manufactured from the first and second conductive elements;

an insulative portion disposed around the first and second contact tails to maintain a selected spacing between the first
and second contact tails, wherein the insulative portion is separately manufactured from the cable insulator disposed around
the first and second conductive elements; and

first and second mating contact portions attached, respectively, to the first and second conductive elements at the second
end of the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,771,867

GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH AIR/FUEL HEAT EXCHANGER

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. An aircraft propulsion gas turbine engine, comprising:
a first compressor stage configured to produce a pressurized air flow;
a second compressor stage disposed downstream of the first compressor stage;
a primary annular flowpath fluidly coupling the first compressor stage and the second compressor stage, wherein the primary
annular flowpath is disposed within the aircraft propulsion gas turbine engine;

a combustor disposed downstream of the second compressor stage;
a fuel injector configured to inject a fuel into the combustor, wherein the combustor is configured to combust the fuel injected
therein by the fuel injector; and

an air/fuel heat exchanger disposed in the primary annular flowpath, the air/fuel heat exchanger including a first flowpath
and a second flowpath, the first flowpath having a first fuel inlet and a first fuel outlet for distributing fuel in a first
direction through a first side of the air/fuel heat exchanger, and the second flowpath having a second fuel inlet and a second
fuel outlet for distributing fuel in a second direction through a second side of the air/fuel heat exchanger;

wherein the air/fuel heat exchanger is an annular heat exchanger with the first direction being a first circumferential direction
and the second direction being a second circumferential direction;

wherein the air/fuel heat exchanger is in fluid communication with the fuel injector, the first compressor stage and the second
compressor stage; and

wherein the air/fuel heat exchanger is configured to receive the pressurized air flow from the first compressor stage, to
discharge the pressurized air flow to the second compressor stage, to heat the fuel by heat exchange with the pressurized
air flow prior to delivery of the fuel to the fuel injector, and to cool the pressurized air flow by heat exchange with the
fuel.

US Pat. No. 9,743,557

AMPLIFIER MODULE WITH ENHANCED HEAT DISSIPATING FUNCTION AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Device ...

1. An amplifier module, comprising:
a base providing a die pad on a top surface thereof and a back pad on a back surface thereof, the die pad being electrically
and thermally connected to the back pad;

a transistor mounted on the die pad; and
a lid configured to form a cavity where the transistor and the die pad are enclosed therein,
wherein the back pad in the back surface has an area elongated to edges of the base opposite to each other,
wherein the back pad extends in an area of the back surface corresponding to an area of the top surface where the lid is fixed
to the base, and

wherein the area where the lid is attached to the base coincides with the periphery of the base.

US Pat. No. 9,743,439

MOBILE DEVICES HAVING A COMMON COMMUNICATION MODE

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method for establishing communication sessions, the method comprising:
receiving a first call from a source device, wherein the first call is directed to a first number, and wherein the source
device is operating in a second communication mode;

determining that the first number is a number for a first destination device with a first service provider, wherein the first
destination device is served by the first service provider when operating in a first communication mode and a second service
provider when operating in the second communication mode;

determining that the first destination device is an active client of the second service provider;
in response to determining that the first destination device is an active client of the second service provider, establishing
a first communication session corresponding to the first call between the source device and the first destination device in
the second communication mode through the second service provider;

receiving a second call from the source device, wherein the second call is directed to a second number;
determining that the second number is a number for a second destination device when operating in the first communication mode;
determining that the second destination device is not an active client of the second service provider; and
in response to determining that the second destination device is not an active client of the second service provider, establishing
a second communication session corresponding to the second call between the source device and the second destination device
in the first communication mode.

US Pat. No. 9,774,261

PROTOCOL FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN SECONDARY SIDE AND PRIMARY SIDE OF ISOLATED SWITCHING POWER CONVERTERS

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A power converter system, comprising:
a switching power converter having a primary side and a secondary side that are electrically isolated from each other;
a first controller on the primary side of the switching power converter, the first controller controlling a switch coupled
to a primary winding on the primary side in the switching power converter on or off at a switching frequency of the switching
power converter to regulate an output voltage of the switching power converter;

a second controller on the secondary side of the switching power converter, the second controller encoding information into
one or more pulses such that a first duration between consecutive ones of the pulses corresponds to a first logic level and
a second duration between consecutive ones of the pulses corresponds to a second logic level, the second duration being greater
than the first duration; and

a communication channel for transmitting the encoded information from the second controller to the first controller while
maintaining electrical isolation between the primary side and the secondary side,

the first controller further generating a control signal to turn on or off the switch to regulate the output voltage, based
on the encoded information and a feedback voltage across an auxiliary winding coupled to the primary winding.

US Pat. No. 9,773,957

LIGHT SOURCE CIRCUIT UNIT, ILLUMINATOR, AND DISPLAY

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A light source circuit unit, comprising:
a plurality of circuit substrates, each of the circuit substrates having a wiring pattern on a surface thereof, the wiring
pattern having light reflectivity;

a plurality of pedestals on each of the circuit substrates;
a water-repelling region provided at least from a peripheral edge portion of each of the pedestals to a part of a side face
of the each pedestal;

one or more light-emitting device chips mounted on each of the pedestals, and driven by a current that flows through the wiring
pattern on the circuit substrate on which the each pedestal is provided; and

a lens on each of the pedestals.

US Pat. No. 9,773,681

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH A TRENCH AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

11. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a substrate having a first conductive type;
forming an epitaxial layer over the substrate, wherein the epitaxial layer has the first conductive type;
forming a gate electrode over the epitaxial layer;
forming a source region and a drain region in the epitaxial layer at opposite sides of the gate electrode, wherein the source
region has the first conductive type and the drain region has a second conductive type, and the first conductive type is different
from the second conductive type, wherein a doping concentration of a first conductive type dopant of the source region is
higher than a doping concentration of a second conductive type dopant of the drain region;

forming a trench extending from a top surface of the epitaxial layer through the source region into the epitaxial layer, wherein
the trench has a slanted side and a bottom surface; and

forming a first conductive-type linking region, wherein the first conductive-type linking region is a doped region in the
epitaxial layer and the substrate and has the first conductive type, wherein the first conductive-type linking region surrounds
the slanted side of the trench and contacts the bottom surface of the trench, wherein the first conductive-type linking region
electrically connects the source region and the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,772,441

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY UNIT

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A illumination device comprising:
a light source;
an optical component provided separately from the light source;
a holding member holding the light source and the optical component, wherein the holding member is divided into a plurality
of divided holding members in a longitudinal direction of the optical component, adjacent ones of the plurality of divided
holding members having end portions facing one another to define dividing parts and being joined at the dividing parts, each
of the end portions having a projection and a step part by which the adjacent ones of the plurality of divided holding members
are coupled with each other; and

a variable pressing member variably pressing the optical component against the holding member.

US Pat. No. 9,772,417

MULTI-FUNCTION BROADBAND PHASED-ARRAY SOFTWARE DEFINED SONAR SYSTEM AND METHOD

AIRMAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A system for performing multiple subsea acoustic applications comprising: a broadband transducer comprising a plurality
of transducer elements operated by a configurable software defined transceiver, said transceiver comprising at least one programmable
device capable of being configured via software instructions and a plurality of channels corresponding to said transducer
elements controlled by at least one transmit/receive switch to route said channels to respective ones of said transducer elements
according to a selected one of said applications.

US Pat. No. 9,772,256

TOOL ABNORMALITY DETERMINATION SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A tool abnormality determination system which monitors a tool that machines a workpiece comprising:
a controller configured to
determine a monitoring range,
store the monitoring range, and
compare the monitoring range to a load of the tool during machining; and
an interface that notifies, when the load of the tool exceeds the monitoring range, an operator of a question regarding whether
or not the tool is in an abnormal condition other than abrasion,

wherein the load of the tool is at least one of a load of a first actuator which moves the tool and a load of a second actuator
which moves the workpiece,

wherein one machining operation on the single workpiece is set to one cycle, and
the controller is configured to determine the monitoring range by:
a sampling step of sampling load data regarding the load of the workpiece of the cycle in a state where the interface does
not notify the operator of the question;

a peak hold step of acquiring a low-load-side peak hold value and a high-load-side peak hold value based on the sampled load
data; and

a monitoring range setting step of setting a lower limit threshold value, which is obtained by correcting the low-load-side
peak hold value downward using an offset amount, and an upper limit threshold value, which is obtained by correcting the high-load-side
peak hold value upward using the offset amount, and setting a distance between the lower limit threshold value and the upper
limit threshold value to the monitoring range, and

wherein the interface includes an abnormality button for an input indicating that the tool is in the abnormal condition and
a normality button for an input indicating that the tool is not in the abnormal condition,

the controller being responsive to operation of the abnormality button in response to the question so as not to update the
monitoring range, and

the controller being responsive to operation of the normality button in response to the question to update the monitoring
range.

US Pat. No. 9,743,480

TWO-LEVEL LED SECURITY LIGHT WITH MOTION SENSOR

1. A LED security light, comprising:
a light-emitting unit, comprising a LED lamp;
a loading and power control unit;
a light sensing control unit;
a motion sensing unit; and
a power supply unit;
wherein the light-emitting unit is angle adjustable to provide illumination projection toward desired living spaces for performing
security protection; wherein the loading and power control unit comprises a microcontroller electrically coupled with a switching
circuitry, wherein the switching circuitry is electrically connected with a power source and the LED lamp of the light-emitting
unit, wherein the microcontroller outputs a control signal to control a conduction period and a cut-off period of the switching
circuitry for delivering different average electric powers from the power source to drive the light-emitting unit for generating
different illuminations, wherein the microcontroller controls the switching circuitry respectively to have at least a short
conduction period and at least a long conduction period such that the light-emitting unit respectively generates at least
a low level illumination and at least a high level illumination according to signal received from the light sensing control
unit or the motion sensing unit;

wherein the power supply unit is an AC/DC power converter to convert AC power into DC power required for operating the LED
security light, wherein the power source is a DC power from the power supply unit; wherein the switching circuitry comprises
at least a unidirectional semiconductor switching device; wherein the microcontroller outputs a pulse width modulation (PWM)
signal to control the conduction period Ton and the cut-off period Toff of the unidirectional semiconductor switching device for delivering different average electric currents from the power source
to drive the light-emitting unit for generating different illuminations; and

wherein a DC power source in conjunction with the LED lamp is designed with a configuration of in series and in parallel connections
such that the electric current passing through each LED of the LED lamp remains at an adequate level such that a voltage V
across each LED complies with an operating constraint of Vt

US Pat. No. 9,743,477

LIGHTING DEVICE, SMART TERMINAL, LIGHTING-DEVICE NETWORK-FORMING SYSTEM, AND METHODS THEREOF

SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS C...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a lighting controller; an LED lamp; and a brightness controlling module, wherein:
the lighting controller is connected to the LED lamp and the brightness controlling module and configured for sending first
control signals to the LED lamp and the brightness controlling module, wherein the first control signals include an identity
of the LED lamp and instruction information for turning on and off the LED lamp, and

the brightness controlling module is connected to the LED lamp and configured for receiving the first control signals sent
by the lighting controller and obtaining a previously-stored telegraph code corresponding to the identity of the LED lamp
when successively receiving the first control signals instructing to turn on, off, and on the LED lamp within a predetermined
time period, wherein the brightness controlling module is configured to adjust a brightness of the LED lamp according to the
telegraph code and send out the telegraph code in a manner by changing the brightness of the LED lamp;

wherein the lighting device further comprises a switch controlling module and a wireless communication module, wherein:
the switch controlling module is connected to the wireless communication module and the lighting controller, and configured
to receive the first control signals sent by a smart terminal via the wireless communication module and to send the first
control signals to the lighting controller, and

the lighting controller is further configured to control the on and off status of the LED lamp according to the first control
signals.

US Pat. No. 9,742,910

INBOUND CALLS TO INTELLIGENT CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY RESIDENT MEDIA AND/OR COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. An inbound call system for handling inbound calls to inmate media and/or communications devices, the system comprising:
an inbound inmate call server configured to connect a non-inmate inbound call with an inmate media and/or communications device;
and

an authenticating server configured to:
confirm that the non-inmate is associated with an address identifier of the inmate media and/or communications device the
non-inmate is calling;

receive, via the inmate media and/or communications device, data for verifying authentication of an inmate operating the inmate
media and/or communications device; and

verify authentication of the inmate operating the inmate media and/or communications device using the data and that the inmate
operating the inmate media and/or communications device is associated with the address identifier of the inmate media and/or
communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,775,002

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING SUBSCRIBER STATION MOBILITY

WI-LAN INC., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A method for operating a mobile device, the method comprising:
receiving, at the mobile device, a plurality of Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) symbols over a plurality of
OFDM subcarriers from at least one base station;

determining, by the mobile device, a mobility factor based at least in part on the receiving of the plurality of OFDM symbols;
modifying, by the mobile device, one or more channel operating parameters of the mobile device based at least in part on the
mobility factor; and

determining sleep mode parameters for the mobile device based at least in part on the mobility factor.

US Pat. No. 9,773,597

COMPOSITE SOFT MAGNETIC MATERIAL HAVING LOW MAGNETIC STRAIN AND HIGH MAGNETIC FLUX DENSITY, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND ELECTROMAGNETIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A composite soft magnetic material comprising:
pure iron-based composite soft magnetic powder particles prepared by subjecting pure iron powder to an insulating treatment
to form a Mg-containing insulating film or a phosphate film on a surface of the pure iron powder particles; and

Fe—Si alloy powder particles consisting of 11% by mass to 16% by mass of Si and a remainder of Fe,
wherein a ratio of an amount of the Fe—Si alloy powder particles to a total amount of both of the pure iron-based composite
soft magnetic powder particles and the Fe—Si alloy powder particles is in a range of 10% by mass to 60% by mass, and

wherein boundary layers are included between the pure iron-based composite soft magnetic powder particles, between the Fe—Si
alloy powder particles, and between the pure iron-based composite soft magnetic powder particle and the Fe—Si alloy powder
particle.

US Pat. No. 9,770,601

MAGNETIC CONFIGURATION AND TIMING SCHEME FOR TRANSCRANIAL MAGNETIC STIMULATION

YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOP...

1. A method for neuron excitation, wherein said neuron excitation comprises dendrite excitation, said method comprising:
providing a device for dendrite excitation, said device comprising a capacitor connected to a coil and to a power supply,
wherein the capacitance of said capacitor is at least 1.0 milliFarad;

subjecting a neuron to an electric field pulse longer than 250 ?s in duration, induced by said device, wherein the strength
of said electric field is at least 100V/m, thereby exciting said neuron.

US Pat. No. 9,774,864

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSFORM SELECTION IN VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

THOMSON Licensing DTV, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a video encoder for encoding at least a block in a picture in a video sequence by selecting a transform to apply to a residue
of the block from a set of two or more transforms,

wherein the set of transforms is determined from a reference picture to which a motion vector for the block points.

US Pat. No. 9,774,722

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CALLS

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing calls in a collaboration environment, comprising:
receiving, by a processor, a call into a collaboration session of the collaboration environment, wherein the collaboration
session is associated with a first interface that enables a plurality of users of the collaboration session to communicate
with each other using text-based communication; and

causing, by the processor, display of a notification reflecting the call in the first interface associated with at least a
first user of the plurality of users, the notification enabling the first user to handle the call.

US Pat. No. 9,773,953

ORGANIC PHOSPHOR-FUNCTIONALIZED NANOPARTICLES AND COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THE SAME

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A phosphor-functionalized nanoparticle comprising:
an inorganic nanoparticle core;
surface polymer brushes, including:
a plurality of long-chain polymers bonded to the surface of the inorganic nanoparticle core, said long-chain polymers each
having molecular weight greater than 500; and

a plurality of short-chain polymers bonded to the surface of the inorganic nanoparticle core, said short-chain polymers each
having molecular weight less than 0.5 times the average molecular weight of the long-chain polymers; and

one or more organic phosphors bonded to at least one of the inorganic nanoparticle core and one or more of the plurality of
short-chain polymers,

wherein graft density of the short-chain polymers on the surface of the inorganic nanoparticle core (?SC) is greater than graft density of the long-chain polymers on the surface of the inorganic nanoparticle core (?LC).

US Pat. No. 9,772,367

LOAD CONNECTION DETECTION

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. An apparatus comprising:
an output port to be connected to a load;
a first input port to receive a first input signal;
a second input port coupled between the first input port and the output port, the second input port to receive a second input
signal;

a coupling circuit to couple the second input signal to the output port;
a frequency isolation circuit coupled between the first input port and the second input port, the frequency isolation circuit
having a frequency response to propagate the first input signal to the output port but prevent the second input signal from
propagating to the first input port; and

a detection circuit to detect whether the load is present or absent at the output port by determining a voltage of an output
signal at the output port, the detection circuit detecting that the load is absent at the output port responsive to determining
that an amplitude of the voltage is within a first amplitude range and detecting that the load is present at the output port
responsive to determining that the amplitude of the voltage is within a second amplitude range lower than the first amplitude
range.

US Pat. No. 9,743,458

ADAPTIVE CROWDSOURCED KEEP-ALIVE INTERVAL DETERMINATION

GOOGLE TECHNOLOGY HOLDING...

1. A method of connecting from a mobile device to an internet via an access point (AP), the AP supporting a time out of any
connection that is idle for longer than a keep-alive interval, the keep-alive interval being initially unknown to the mobile
device, the method comprising:
connecting from the mobile device to the AP and, via the AP, to an entity on the internet; and
determining, by the mobile device, whether data regarding the keep-alive interval of the AP has been stored by querying a
remote database for the data regarding the keep-alive interval of the AP, the remote database separate from the mobile device
and separate from the AP, and, if so, obtaining the keep-alive interval, and otherwise adaptively determining, by the mobile
device, the keep-alive interval by iteratively sending keep-alive messages at a variable interval to the AP until the keep-alive
interval of the AP is resolved, wherein a duration of an interval of a later iteration differs from a duration of an interval
of an earlier iteration by a factor.

US Pat. No. 9,774,819

REPRODUCTION DEVICE, REPRODUCTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

SATURN LICENSING LLC, Ne...

1. A reproduction device, comprising:
a readout unit configured to read out, from a recording medium that has recorded coded data of an extended video that is a
video having a second brightness range that is wider than a first brightness range, brightness characteristic information
that represents a brightness characteristic of the extended video, and brightness conversion definition information used when
performing a brightness conversion of the extended video to a standard video that is a video having the first brightness range,
and the coded data;

a decoding unit configured to decode the coded data;
a conversion unit configured to convert the extended video obtained by decoding the coded data to the standard video on a
basis of the brightness conversion definition information; and

an output unit configured to output data of the extended video and the brightness characteristic information to a display
device that is capable of displaying the extended video and configured to output data of the standard video to a display device
that is not capable of displaying the extended video,

wherein the readout unit, the decoding unit, the conversion unit, and the output unit are each implemented via at least one
processor.

US Pat. No. 9,774,147

CABLE HAVING AN INTEGRATED ANTENNA

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A cable assembly, comprising:
a cable jacket configured to form an outer coating for the cable assembly;
a first connector;
a second connector; and
a cable, within the cable jacket, having a first conductor from among a plurality of conductors and a second conductor from
among the plurality of conductors,

wherein the first conductor is configured to couple the first connector and the second connector, and
wherein a first, end of the second conductor is coupled to the first connector and a second end of the second conductor, within
the cable jacket, is not mechanically connected to the second connector to form an integrated antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,773,016

MAP-REDUCE READY DISTRIBUTED FILE SYSTEM

MapR Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A computer implemented map reduce method comprising:
maintaining information about where each of a plurality of containers is located in a container location database (CLDB),
wherein a storage pool contains zero or more containers, wherein a cluster node in a plurality of cluster nodes contains one
or more storage pools;

structuring data within said containers using a plurality of inodes;
replicating said containers to other cluster nodes with one container designated as master for each replication chain;
storing data in said CTDB as modes in well known containers;
maintaining a database in CLDB nodes, wherein said database contains at least following information about all of said containers:
nodes that have replicas of a container,
an ordering of a replication chain for each container,
wherein updates to said container are sent to a master container for said updated container, and wherein changes to content
of said container are propagated to said replicas of said container by said master container;

storing in said CLDB a location of all replicas of said container, a structure of a replication for said container, and an
epoch number for each container, wherein said epoch number is incremented each time said structure of said replication for
said container is changed, and wherein an epoch's changes are noted in a transaction history for each version of said container
and gaps are inserted whenever said master container is noted in said replication chain; and

tracing back through transactions that have been applied to each copy when examining said master container and target copies
of a same container to determine a point in a history of two containers when the two containers were identical.

US Pat. No. 9,771,274

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BARIUM TITANATE POWDER

SAKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY C...

1. A method for producing barium titanate powder comprising the steps of:
adding an aqueous slurry of anatase hydrous titanium oxide having a BET specific surface area in the range of 200 m2/g to 400 m2/g and a half width of diffraction peak of (101) plane in the range of 2.3° to 5.0° as measured by X-ray diffraction to an
aqueous solution of barium hydroxide while maintaining the aqueous solution of barium hydroxide at a temperature in the range
from 80° C. to the boiling point thereof under normal pressure to cause a reaction of the barium hydroxide with the hydrous
titanium oxide to provide an aqueous slurry of barium titanate precursor; and

subjecting the barium titanate precursor thus obtained to hydrothermal treatment over a period of not less than 24 hours to
provide barium titanate particles.

US Pat. No. 9,770,794

VERTICAL BUNDLE AIR COOLED HEAT EXCHANGER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND POWER GENERATION PLANT IMPLEMENTING THE SAME

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

1. A method of forming a finned tube for an air-cooled condenser, the method comprising:
extruding, from a first material, a first finned tube section comprising:
a first tube having an inner surface forming a first cavity along a first longitudinal axis and an outer surface; and
a first plurality of fins protruding radially outward from the outer surface of the first tube, the first plurality of fins
integral with the first tube and extending substantially parallel to the first longitudinal axis;

extruding, from the first material, a second finned tube section comprising:
a second tube having an inner surface forming a second cavity along a second longitudinal axis and an outer surface; and
a second plurality of fins protruding radially outward from the outer surface of the second tube, the second plurality of
fins integral with the second tube and extending substantially parallel to the second longitudinal axis;

aligning the first finned tube section and the second finned tube section so that the first and second longitudinal axes are
in axial alignment and the first and second plurality of fins are angularly offset from one another;

abutting a first end of the first finned section to a second end of the second finned tube section; and
hermetically coupling the abutting first and second ends of the first and second finned sections directly together wherein
a hermetic fluid path is formed through the first and second cavities of the first and second tubes.

US Pat. No. 9,770,406

MEDICAMENT FOR THE TREATMENT OF VIRAL SKIN AND TUMOUR DISEASES

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:
(i) a compound having the formula
A-B  (I),
wherein A is a radical having the formula

and wherein B is a radical having the formula—O—R2 (III), and wherein R1 is, independent of each other, an unbranched or branched, saturated, singly or multiply unsaturated, optionally substituted
C13-C21 alkyl, alkylene, or alkynyl radical, and R2 is, independent of each other, an unbranched or branched C1-C8 alkyl, alkylene, or alkynyl radical; and
(ii) a mixture of catechols comprising 2-20% (w/w) of (?)-epicatechol, 2-20% (w/w) of (?)-epicatechol gallate, 1-25% (w/w)
of (?)-epigallocatechol, 40-75% (w/w) of (?) -epigallocatechol gallate, 0.05-5% (w/w) of (?)-gallocatechol, and 0.5-20% (w/w)
of (?)-gallocatechol gallate; and

wherein the pharmaceutical comprises at least 5-50% (w/w) of the compound of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 9,742,714

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING HISTORICAL COMMUNICATION CONTENT

RingCentral, Inc., San M...

1. A communication server, comprising:
at least one network interface; and
at least one processor in communication with the network interface and configured to:
receive a request to add one or more new participants to a communication group from a first participant of the communication
group;

receive, from one or more members of the communication group, one or more selections indicating one or more selected portions
of communication content for providing to the one or more new participants, wherein the communication content includes information
transferred between a plurality of participants of the communication group prior to the one or more new participants being
added to the communication group, and wherein receiving the one or more selections comprises receiving, from the first participant,
a first selected portion of the communication content for providing to the one or more new participants after receiving the
request to add the one or more new participants;

determine, based on the one or more selections, a portion of the communication content for providing to the one or more new
participants; and

provide the portion of the communication content to one or more user devices associated with the one or more new participants.

US Pat. No. 9,741,315

ADJUSTING A TRANSPARENT DISPLAY WITH AN IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A system for adjusting a transparent display with an image capturing device, comprising:
a data store comprising a computer readable medium storing a program of instructions for the adjusting of the transparent
display;

a processor that executes the program of instructions; wherein the processor is a circuit configured to:
receive an image from the image capturing device, the image capturing device being situated behind a side in which the transparent
display presents content;

interface with the transparent display;
analyze the received image with the processor to perform an analysis;
perform an error indication based on the analysis, wherein the image capturing device is oriented to capture the image of
content being presented on the transparent display, and

based on the analysis indicating that the captured image is different than data being propagated to the transparent display,
the processor is further configured to detect an error, wherein the transparent display is an instrument cluster, and the
image capturing device is installed in a dashboard portion of a vehicle in which the instrument cluster is installed in,

wherein the detected error is a difference between information from the image and another sensor, and
wherein the analysis further comprises detecting an outside environmental condition, wherein the outside environmental condition
pertains to external lighting, and

the processor is configured to modify the transparent display based on the outside environment condition.

US Pat. No. 9,737,732

MACHINE VISION SYSTEM

Elekta AB (publ), Stockh...

1. A radiotherapeutic apparatus comprising:
a source of therapeutic radiation, for generating a beam of therapeutic radiation;
a first light source, for generating a beam of optical light;
a multi-leaf collimator comprising a plurality of leaves operative to collimate the beam of therapeutic radiation and the
beam of optical light, at least one leaf of the plurality of leaves having a fluorescent marker;

a second light source, generating diffuse, substantially monochromatic light having a first wavelength for stimulating fluorescence
in the fluorescent marker; and

a camera arranged to view the fluorescent markers.
US Pat. No. 9,737,511

METHOD OF TREATING OR PREVENTING PATHOLOGIC EFFECTS OF ACUTE INCREASES IN HYPERGLYCEMIA AND/OR ACUTE INCREASES OF FREE FATTY ACID FLUX

Geoffrey C. Gurtner, Sta...

1. A method of treating diminished ischemia-induced neovascularization in a diabetic subject consisting of:
a) measuring diminished ischemia-induced neovascularization in a diabetic subject: and
b) transdermally administering to the diabetic subject a pharmaceutical composition consisting of deferoxamine in a sterile
diluent or consisting of deferoxamine in solution with a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, liquid carrier, excipient, or stabilizer,
in an amount effective to increase neovascularization.

US Pat. No. 9,775,246

CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit board, comprising:
a substrate, having a first surface and a first circuit layer, wherein the first surface has a chip disposing area and an
electrical connection area, and the first circuit layer is embedded in the first surface;

a photo imageable dielectric layer, disposed on the electrical connection area and having a plurality of openings, wherein
the openings expose parts of the first circuit layer, and the photo imageable dielectric layer exposes the chip disposing
area; and

a plurality of conductive bumps, respectively disposed at the openings, and connected to the first circuit layer, wherein
the photo imageable dielectric layer covers at least a part of a side surface of each of the conductive bumps.

US Pat. No. 9,775,212

SPECTRAL SHIFT CONTROL FOR DIMMABLE AC LED LIGHTING

Once Innovations, Inc., ...

1. A method of conditioning current in a light engine steps comprising:
providing a pair of input terminals that receive a periodic excitation voltage;
receiving a current of equal magnitude and opposite polarity into each one of the pair of terminals, said current flowing
in response to the excitation voltage;

providing a plurality of light emitting diodes (LEDs) arranged in a first network, said first network arranged to conduct
said current in response to the excitation voltage exceeding at least a forward threshold voltage associated with the first
network;

providing a plurality of LEDs arranged in a second network in series relationship with said first network;
providing a bypass path in parallel with the second network;
diverting the current from the first network with dimming conditioning circuitry as a function of the waveform of the periodic
excitation voltage; and

wherein a resistor within the dimming conditioning circuitry dynamically increases an impedance of the bypass path as a substantially
smooth and continuous function of said current amplitude in response to said current amplitude increasing in the range above
the threshold current.

US Pat. No. 9,774,798

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A WIDE FIELD OF VIEW IMAGE SENSOR

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method to determine a number of image sensors, a number of image sensor sizes and a number of image sensor shapes corresponding
to the number of image sensors associated with a wide field of view camera, the method comprising:
obtaining a plurality of sizes associated with a plurality of image circles formed by a plurality of lenses associated with
the wide field of view camera;

obtaining an active image circle portion, wherein the active image circle portion is recorded by the number of image sensors;
obtaining an active image sensor portion, wherein the active image sensor portion records an image formed by the plurality
of lenses;

disposing the plurality of image circles within a plane to obtain a desired image circle layout, wherein the plurality of
image circles are tangential and non-overlapping, and wherein an area encompassed by the plurality of image circles comprises
a minimal area;

determining the number of image sensor shapes to be a number of bounding boxes encompassing the plurality of image circles
disposed on the plane;

repeatedly adjusting the number of image sensors, the number of image sensor sizes, and the number of image sensor shapes,
until a first condition and a second condition are satisfied, wherein the first condition requires that at least the active
image circle portion associated with the plurality of image circles is recorded by the number of image sensors, and wherein
the second condition requires that at least the active image sensor portion associated with the number of image sensors records
the image; and

based on the number of image sensors, the number of image sensor shapes, and the number of image sensors sizes, forming each
image sensor in the number of image sensors into the shape and the size associated with the image sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,772,910

RESOURCE OPTIMIZATION FOR STORAGE INTEGRATED DATA PROTECTION

EMC IP Holding Co. LLC, ...

1. A method of backing up and restoring data in an integrated data protection system having primary storage for storing primary
data, a backup storage device having a predetermined storage capacity for storing backup data from said primary storage, and
a restore device for restoring lost data to primary storage from said backup device, comprising:
providing a reserved storage capacity in said restore device corresponding to said predetermined storage capacity of said
backup device;

storing periodically in said backup device, as backup data, primary data from said primary storage, said primary data comprising
a plurality of primary data tracks having a predetermined track size, said storing comprising storing those primary data tracks
having changed primary data as backup data tracks having said predetermined track size, and storing a corresponding changed
tracks bitmap that maps said primary data tracks having changed primary data;

determining a maximum capacity necessary to restore lost primary data tracks from said backup device to said primary storage
to return said primary storage to a predetermined restore point;

provisioning said restore device to have said maximum capacity; and
configuring the restore device to report to a host that the restore device is configured to have the reserved storage capacity
instead of said maximum capacity.

US Pat. No. 9,772,475

IMAGING LENS

OPTICAL LOGIC INC., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:
a first lens group having positive refractive power; and
a second lens group having negative refractive power, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens having negative refractive
power, and a third lens,

said second lens group includes a front side lens group having negative refractive power and a rear side lens group having
positive refractive power,

said front side lens group includes a fourth lens and a fifth lens,
said rear side lens group includes a sixth lens and a seventh lens, and said first lens group is arranged to be away from
the second lens group by a distance Da on an optical axis thereof, said first lens has an Abbe's number vd1, said second lens has an Abbe's number vd2, and said third lens has an Abbe's number vd3 so that the following conditional expressions are satisfied:

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35 15 35

US Pat. No. 9,743,481

INDEPENDENTLY PROGRAMMABLE LIGHTS FOR USE IN GLOVES

EMAZING LIGHTS, LLC, Ana...

1. A light set for use with a glove to perform gloving, the light set comprising:
a plurality of programmable lights, each of the programmable lights being sized and configured to be included in a finger
of a glove, each programmable light comprising:

a case that is sized and configured to fit within a fingertip of a glove, the case including a multicolor light emitting diode
(LED);

a programmable controller storing logic for controlling the functionality of the LED according to a plurality of operating
modes, wherein in a first operating mode the programmable controller directs the LED to display a first light output pattern,
and in a second operating mode the programmable controller directs the LED to display a second light output pattern;

a control button for changing from the first operating mode to the second operating mode; and
an interface for modifying the logic stored in the programmable controller, the interface configured to establish communication
between the programmable controller and an external computing device;

wherein each of the plurality of programmable lights can be removed from the glove independently of the others of the plurality
of programmable lights; and

wherein each of the plurality of programmable lights can be independently programmed.

US Pat. No. 9,743,455

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FILTERING IP PACKET IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at an electronic device including a first processor and a second processor, using the first processor, a connection
request via a network; and

refraining from transmitting the connection request from the first processor to the second processor based at least in part
on a determination that the second processor is in a sleep state, and that the connection request is associated with data
set as unallowable by the second processor.

US Pat. No. 9,741,503

CONTROL CIRCUIT OF SWITCH DEVICE

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A control circuit of a switch device, comprising:
a first switch unit;
a second switch unit, wherein a first terminal of the first switch unit and a first terminal of the second switch unit are
coupled to the switch device, and a second terminal of the first switch unit and a second terminal of the second switch unit
are coupled to the ground; and

a control unit, having an output pin coupled with a control terminal of the first switch unit and a control terminal of the
second switch unit, outputting an enable signal to the control terminals of the first switch unit and the second switch unit
from the output pin to simultaneously turn on the first switch unit and the second switch unit, and generating a control current
on a common contact of the first switch unit and the second switch unit, wherein the control current is configured to control
an on-state of the switch device, and the first switch unit is switched to an off-state after receiving the enable signal
for a predetermined time.

US Pat. No. 9,741,106

COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT) SYSTEMS AND METHODS ANALYZING ROCK PROPERTY CHANGES RESULTING FROM A TREATMENT

INGRAIN, INC., Houston, ...

1. A method that comprises:
capturing pre-treatment computed tomography (CT) images of a rock sample comprising at least one sub-sample portion and a
remainder portion, wherein the pre-treatment CT images are captured while the at least one sub-sample portion and the remainder
portion are physically separated;

capturing post-treatment CT images of the at least one sub-sample portion and the remainder portion while physically separated,
wherein the treatment comprises a permeability or porosity adjustment treatment that is applied while the at least one sub-sample
portion and the remainder portion are rejoined together;

comparing at least some of the pre-treatment CT images with respective post-treatment CT images; and
generating a report that describes the treatment's effect based on said comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,740,006

ERGONOMIC HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICE AND OPTICAL SYSTEM

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. An image display system, comprising:
a freeform optical waveguide prism having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first major surface of the
optical waveguide prism which in use is positioned to at least one of receive actively projected images into the optical waveguide
prism from an active image source or emit the actively projected images out of the optical waveguide prism and the second
major surface of the optical waveguide prism which in use is positioned to receive images of a real-world ambient environment
into the optical waveguide prism, which real-world ambient environment is external to the image display system, at least some
portions of the first and the second major surfaces of the optical waveguide prism being refractive surfaces that internally
propagate light entering the optical waveguide prism along at least a portion of a length of the optical waveguide prism;

a freeform compensation lens having a first major surface and a second major surface, the first major surface of the compensation
lens having a shape that at least approximately matches a shape of the second major surface of the optical waveguide prism,
the freeform compensation lens positioned relatively outwardly of the second major surface of the optical waveguide toward
the real-world ambient environment to form a gap between the first major surface of the compensation lens and the second major
surface of the optical waveguide prism; and

at least one coupling lens located between an image display unit and the freeform optical waveguide prism, the at least one
coupling lens to guide light from the image display unit into the optical waveguide prism and correct for optical aberrations,
the at least one coupling lens comprising a liquid lens which is selectively adjustable to adjust a focal plane of the image
display system.

US Pat. No. 9,773,721

LEAD-FREE SOLDER ALLOY, CONNECTING MEMBER AND A METHOD FOR ITS MANUFACTURE, AND ELECTRONIC PART

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. An electronic part comprising:
a connecting member comprising a metal backing member which has a chemical composition with a Cu content of at least 95 mass
%, a first side having a first connection region and a second side having a second connection region, a first layer of a lead-free
solder alloy which is formed on the entire first side of the backing member, and a second layer of the lead-free solder alloy
which is formed on the entire second side of the backing member, the lead-free solder alloy consisting of (A) at least one
of Sn: 0.1-3 mass % and Bi: 0.1-2 mass %, (B) at least 95 mass % of In, and (C) a remainder of unavoidable impurities; and

a packaged electronic component contacting the first connection region and a heat sink contacting the second connection region
of the backing member and being connected with each other through the connecting member by reflow heating of the connecting
member, the packaged electronic component, and the heat sink in the presence of a flux.

US Pat. No. 9,743,498

LIGHTING UNIT WITH NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT AND METHODS THEREFOR

1. A lighting unit comprising:
a microcontroller; and
a near field communication, NFC-enabled embedded device comprising NFC shared memory configured to be written to and read
from by both an external NFC reader/writer using near field communication and the microcontroller and configured to enable
an operation of the lighting unit to be both monitored and controlled using NFC;
wherein the microcontroller is configured to manage a communication protocol to facilitate communications between the lighting
unit and at least one other NFC-enabled device comprising at least one of the following:
(i) messages that carry address information,
(ii) enable subsequent forwarding of a message to an indicated destination address,
(iii) messages that provide an indication of an origin address,
(iv) enable a message to transmit more than one NFC-based connection,
(v) perform NFC error-detection,
(vi) perform NFC error-correction,
(vii) a message validity check.

US Pat. No. 9,743,472

ELECTRICAL LOAD DRIVING APPARATUS

City University of Hong K...

1. An electrical load driving apparatus, comprising: a current distribution apparatus having a power source arranged to deliver
an input current into a plurality of branches such that the input current is distributed into a plurality of individual branch
currents, wherein:
each of the plurality of branches includes a first coil arranged to form an inductive coupling with a second coil of an adjacent
branch;

the first coil and the second coil together define a transformer unit so that the plurality of transformer units are connected
in a daisy-chained manner; and

each of the plurality of branches is arranged to connect to an output load and to deliver the distributed individual branch
current to the output load.

US Pat. No. 9,742,153

COMPACT EMITTER DESIGN FOR A VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A vertical cavity surface emitting laser (VCSEL), comprising:
an implant isolation layer including a circular portion with a first radius and a first plurality of extended portions extending
from a circumference of the circular portion;

a P-Ohmic metal layer including a ring portion with a second radius and a second plurality of extended portions extending
from a circumference of the ring portion,

the P-Ohmic metal layer being formed on the implant isolation layer such that the second plurality of extended portions is
positioned over the first plurality of extended portions of the implant isolation layer;

a plurality of dielectric via openings formed on a dielectric via layer,
a dielectric via opening, of the plurality of dielectric via openings, being positioned over a first extended portion, of
the first plurality of extended portions, and a first extended portion of the second plurality of extended portions; and

a plurality of oxidation trenches,
an oxidation trench, of the plurality of oxidation trenches, being positioned at least partially between the first extended
portion, of the first plurality of extended portions, and a second extended portion of the first plurality of extended portions.

US Pat. No. 9,741,314

IMAGE DATA PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. An image data processing circuit comprising:
memory configured to store color code data during a previous time period, pixel information is electronically convertible
into the color code data prior to the color code data being stored in the memory; a region setting circuitry configured to
use synchronization data to set a boundary of an image; and

a correction processing circuitry configured to detect a tone difference between previous pixel data and current pixel data,
wherein the current pixel data is the pixel information during a current time period, the color code data in the memory is
electronically convertible into the previous pixel data during the current time period.

US Pat. No. 9,739,487

GLOW PLUG

NGK SPARK PLUG CO. LTD., ...

1. A glow plug comprising:
a cylindrical housing which extends along an axial direction;
a rod-shaped heater configured to be displaced along the axial direction and having
one end portion which extends along the axial direction and which is disposed within the housing, and
an other end portion which is disposed so as to be exposed from the housing;
a membrane portion configured to connect together the heater and the housing and having a continuously multi-layer construction
which has

a first layer, and
a second layer of which at least part is positioned nearer to the other end portion in the axial direction of the heater than
the first layer; and

a pressure sensor which measures a pressure within a combustion chamber in which the other end portion is disposed by making
use of a displacement of the heater, wherein

at least a portion of the second layer is positioned at an outer side of the first layer in a radial direction perpendicular
to the axial direction;

a thickness of the second layer is larger than a thickness of the first layer.
US Pat. No. 9,738,712

CAMELID SINGLE-DOMAIN ANTIBODY DIRECTED AGAINST AMYLOID BETA AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING CONJUGATES THEREOF

F. HOFFMAN-LA ROCHE AG, ...

1. An isolated variable domain of a camelid heavy-chain antibody (VHH) directed against the fibrillar form of amyloid ?, characterized
in that its amino acid sequence comprises, from the N-terminus to the C-terminus, the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO:1 (corresponding
to the CDR1), the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO:2 (corresponding to the CDR2) and the amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO:3 (corresponding
to the CDR3).

US Pat. No. 9,775,209

HIGH FREQUENCY AC LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

ONCE INNOVATIONS, INC., ...

1. A circuit comprising:
a series interconnection of a light-emitting diode (LED) group, a first transistor, a second transistor and a first resistor,
wherein:

the series interconnection has a cathode coupled to a drain terminal of the first transistor and a source terminal of the
first transistor is coupled to a first terminal of the first resistor wherein voltage across the first resistor provides a
biasing voltage for the first transistor;

a source terminal of the second transistor is coupled to the first terminal of the first resistor wherein voltage across a
second resistor provides a biasing voltage for the second transistor; and

ancillary circuitry bypassing the series interconnection and having a capacitor to provide current to the series interconnection
to increase the amount of light emitted during an electrical excitation cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,774,921

CONTENT TRANSFER DEVICE AND CONTENT TRANSFER METHOD, CONTENT REPRODUCTION DEVICE AND CONTENT REPRODUCTION METHOD, CONTENT DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a reception unit to receive a reproduction control command transmitted as a Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) request for
a video stream realized and issued by an application executed by a browser at a client device and indicating an interaction
detected by the application at the client device; and

a control unit to control transmission of a transformed video stream over a network in response to the reproduction control
command received by the reception unit, in which, when a selected content stream is from speed varied transfer of content
in accordance with the reproduction control command, in which the selected content stream has a first format protocol as exported
from a server, the control unit converts the selected content stream from the first format protocol to a second format protocol
to obtain the transformed video stream, the second format protocol having a format protocol such that a player operating on
the client device can reproduce the transformed video stream having the second format protocol by performing a same reproduction
processing that the player performs to reproduce the transformed video stream obtained from conversion by the control unit
of a format protocol of the content transferred at a speed without variation as the selected content stream exported from
the server,

in which the second format protocol is Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) pseudo streaming protocol, and
in which the first format protocol is different from (i) the Hyper Text Transfer Protocol and (ii) the HTTP pseudo streaming
protocol,

such that the control unit is configured (i) to convert the protocol of the received reproduction control command from the
Hyper Text Transfer Protocol to the first format protocol and to cause the reproduction control command having the first format
to be outputted for receipt by the server, and (ii) to convert the protocol of the selected content stream from the first
format protocol to the HTTP pseudo streaming protocol to obtain the transformed video stream and to cause the transformed
video stream to be outputted for receipt by the player operating on the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,774,748

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING TEMPORARY TELEPHONE NUMBERS

RINGCENTRAL, INC., San M...

1. A method of managing display of temporary disposable identifiers on a webpage with a telecommunications service provider
(TSP) system, comprising:
receiving, by a computing device operated in the TSP system, a request from a viewing device for display of the webpage associated
with a user profile;

determining, by the computing device, an identity of a viewer operating the viewing device associated with the request;
comparing, by the computing device, the identity of the viewer with call-forwarding rules associated with a plurality of temporary
disposable identifiers linked to the user profile, wherein the plurality of temporary disposable identifiers are associated
with call-forwarding destinations;

selecting, by the computing device, a temporary disposable identifier from the plurality of temporary disposable identifiers
based on the comparison of the identity of the viewer with the call-forwarding rules; and

transmitting, by the computing device, the webpage with the selected temporary disposable identifier for display on the viewing
device.

US Pat. No. 9,774,091

DIELECTRIC SLOT ANTENNA USING CAPACITIVE COUPLING

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a metal enclosure for an electronic device having a rectangular slot on a surface of the metal enclosure;
a printed circuit board comprising a dielectric material; and
two electrodes integral to the printed circuit board;
wherein a portion of the printed circuit board comprising the dielectric material extends into the rectangular slot on the
surface of the metal enclosure such that the electrodes are capacitively coupled with locations on opposite edges of the long
dimension of the rectangular slot forming a dielectric slot antenna via the dielectric material and the rectangular slot on
the surface of the metal enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,772,416

MULTI-FUNCTION BROADBAND PHASED-ARRAY SOFTWARE DEFINED SONAR SYSTEM AND METHOD

AIRMAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A software defined sonar transceiver for dynamically performing one of a plurality of subsea acoustic applications, said
transceiver comprising: a power supply; a communicable connection to an external computing device for receiving instructions
for a selected one of said acoustic applications; one or more communicable connections to corresponding transducer elements
for providing signals thereto in performance of said acoustic applications; an embedded computer for receiving said instructions;
at least one programmable device to be dynamically programmed by said embedded computer according to said instructions; at
least one transmit channel comprising signal processing elements for generating a signal to be transmitted using said one
or more transducers; at least one receive channel comprising signal processing elements for processing incoming signals received
by said one or more transducers; and a transmit/receive switch for controlling the routing of transmit and receive signals.

US Pat. No. 9,742,404

LEVEL SHIFTER CIRCUIT WITH IMPROVED TIME RESPONSE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

Silicon Works Co., Ltd., ...

1. A level shifter circuit, comprising:
an output stage circuit of a level shifter comprising a first pass switch configured to transfer a voltage level of a first
power supply of the level shifter to an output node, and a second pass switch connected between a second power supply and
the first pass switch; and

a booster circuit configured to accelerate a switching operation of the level shifter by accelerating a time response during
a turning on or off operation of the first pass switch based on charge sharing via a first switch between a first capacitor
and a parasitic capacitance of a control node of the first pass switch,

wherein a node on one side of the first capacitor of the booster circuit has a voltage at a first voltage level when an output
signal of the level shifter is in a first steady state;

the first voltage level has an inverted polarity of a voltage of the control node of the first pass switch in the first steady
state; and

the first switch of the booster circuit connects the node on the one side of the first capacitor with the control node of
the first pass switch when the switching operation that allows the output signal to depart from the first steady state is
initiated.

US Pat. No. 9,741,481

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATING MECHANISM

ETO Magnetic GmbH, Stock...

1. An electromagnetic actuating device having
an armature unit (10) able to be driven by energizing of stationary coil means by an armature stroke along an axial movement direction,

plunger means (16) associated with the armature unit, constructed on the end side for interaction with an external actuation partner and movable
by a plunger stroke from a starting position into an engagement position along the movement direction

and spring means (22) prestressing the plunger means in the movement direction,

wherein
the plunger means are movably guided relative to the armature unit and have, on the shell side, a ramp- and/or taper portion
(28) between a plunger portion of larger diameter (26), on the armature side, and a plunger portion (30) with a smaller diameter,

a pressure body (32), contained under prestressing in a housing section (18) guiding the plunger means, wherein the pressure body (32) interacts on the shell side with the ramp- or respectively taper portion and the ramp- or respectively taper portion is
provided on the plunger means so that the pressure body, with a non-energized coil unit and/or with a non-driven armature
unit through application of force on the shell side onto the ramp- or respectively taper portion returns the plunger means
against the prestressing of the spring means in the direction of the starting position, wherein the armature stroke is smaller
than the plunger stroke.

US Pat. No. 9,737,610

FORMULATIONS OF RIFAXIMIN AND USES THEREOF

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Lt...

1. A solid dispersion form of rifaximin, comprising rifaximin and one or more polymers selected from hydroxypropyl methylcellulose
phthalate (HPMC-P), hydroxypropyl methylcellulose acetate succinate (HPMC-AS), polyvinylpyrrolidone, and a polymethacrylate,
wherein the ratio of rifaximin to polymer is 25:75, 50:50, or 75:25 by weight, and wherein the solid dispersion form of rifaximin
is characterized by an XRPD spectrum of one or more of the XRPD spectra of FIGS. 7, 12, 17, 22, 31 and 36.

US Pat. No. 9,774,733

CRIME REPORTING IN A CONTROLLED-ENVIRONMENT FACILITY

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a crime server, information related to a crime from an inmate in a controlled facility in a communication over
a facility communications system;

providing a warning message that information provided by the inmate will be recorded;
recording the information related to the crime in a data storage device;
determining, during the communication, whether the crime requires immediate response from a live agent using a call selection
policy, including at least determining, during the communication, whether an inmate is subject to a substantial risk of imminent
physical harm; and

selectively connecting the inmate to a live agent for live reporting of the crime, during the communication, in response to
a determination, during the communication, that the crime requires immediate response from a live agent.

US Pat. No. 9,773,902

TRENCH-GATE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate having an active region and a field-plate region in the active region;
a field electrode on the substrate in the field-plate region;
at least one trench-gate structure in the substrate, wherein the field-plate region is at a first side of the at least one
trench-gate structure;

at least one source doped region in the substrate at a second side opposite to the first side of the at least one trench-gate
structure, wherein the at least one source doped region adjoins a sidewall of the at least one trench-gate structure, and
the at least one source doped region has a length that is equal to a width of the at least one trench-gate structure as viewed
from a top-view perspective;

a well region in the substrate at the second side of the at least one trench-gate structure, wherein the well region adjoins
a top portion of the at least one trench-gate structure and adjoins the at least one source doped region at the second side;
and

a drain doped region in the substrate corresponding to the active region, wherein the field-plate region is between the drain
doped region and the at least one trench-gate structure, and wherein an extending direction of a length of the at least one
trench-gate structure is perpendicular to that of the drain doped region and is perpendicular to that of the field electrode
as viewed from the top-view perspective.

US Pat. No. 9,743,566

CLAD TYPE ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

1. A method for manufacturing a clad type electromagnetic shielding material, comprising the following steps of:
providing a first electrically conductive metallic layer, a magnetically conductive metallic layer, a second electrically
conductive metallic layer and a shock-absorbing insulation layer, wherein the shock-absorbing insulation layer has a binder
located on a surface of the shock-absorbing insulation layer; and

one-time continuously rolling the first electrically conductive metallic layer, the magnetically conductive metallic layer,
the second electrically conductive metallic layer and the shock-absorbing insulation layer, which are flexible and stacked
in order, by a clad type rolling process, so as to finish a clad plate, wherein the surface of the shock-absorbing insulation
layer provided with the binder faces the second electrically conductive metallic layer,

wherein a precision of a rotational speed of rollers is ±1 rpm in the clad type rolling process, whereby a flatness of the
clad plate is 8 I-UNIT.

US Pat. No. 9,743,426

DYNAMIC DETERMINATION AND SIGNALING OF A RAR WINDOW SIZE TO A COVERAGE ENHANCED LOW COMPLEXITY MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Alcatel Lucent, Boulogne...

1. A base station comprising:
a processor configured to execute the computer-readable instructions to determine a window size indicating how long a user
equipment communicating with the base station is to monitor and search for a random access response transmitted by the base
station and intended for the user equipment, determine whether to modify the window size based on at least one of a data load
and a number of user equipment serviced by the base station, and modify the window size upon determining to modify the window
size; and

a transceiver configured to transmit the determined window size to the user equipment on downlink control information included
in a downlink control channel, from the base station to the user equipment, and transmit the modified window size to the user
equipment on a subsequent downlink control information included in a subsequent downlink control channel, from the base station
to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,739,941

OPTICAL PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

XYRATEX TECHNOLOGY LIMITE...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a first layer comprising glass and a plurality of waveguides disposed in the glass;
a second layer comprising a second layer polymer and a plurality of waveguides that each comprise a cured second layer waveguide
polymer, the cured second layer waveguide polymer being different from the second layer polymer and the plurality of waveguides
being disposed in the second layer polymer; and

a third layer comprising a third layer polymer and a plurality of waveguides that each comprise a cured third layer waveguide
polymer, the cured third layer waveguide polymer being different from the third layer polymer and the plurality of waveguides
being disposed in the third layer polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,737,954

AUTOMATICALLY SENSING CONSUMABLE COMPONENTS IN THERMAL PROCESSING SYSTEMS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma arc torch for use in a plasma cutting system, the plasma arc torch comprising:
a torch body for conducting electrical current, the torch body including a torch tip configured to pass the electrical current
to at least one consumable component connected to the tip;

at least one antenna positioned relative to the torch tip, the antenna used to wirelessly detect a presence of the at least
one consumable component; and

a detection circuit configured to permit passing of the electrical current from the torch tip to the at least one consumable
component based on at least the wireless detection.

US Pat. No. 9,737,907

ANTI-DEPOSIT FORMING SURFACE FINISH FOR EXHAUST SYSTEM MIXER

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A mixer for a vehicle exhaust system comprising:
a mixer body having an inlet configured to receive engine exhaust gases and an outlet to direct swirling engine exhaust gas
to a downstream exhaust component, the mixer body having a plurality of internal surfaces that come into contact with the
engine exhaust gases, and wherein at least one of the internal surfaces has a coating comprised of a low-coefficient of friction
material; wherein the mixer has an upstream end configured to be fixed to an upstream exhaust component and a downstream end
configured to be fixed to the downstream exhaust component, and further including an upstream baffle and a downstream baffle
that are surrounded by an outer peripheral surface to define an area between the upstream and downstream baffles, and wherein
both the upstream and downstream baffles have internal baffle surfaces facing the area that are in contact with hot engine
exhaust gases and that are covered by the coating.

US Pat. No. 9,771,262

METHOD FOR ORGANIC COMPOUND DEGRADATION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A method for organic compound degradation, comprising:
providing a bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst, wherein the bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst is represented
by the following formula:

CuxM(2)yOzS?,

M(2) comprises a mono-, di-, tri-, tetra-, or penta-valent metal; 0.7
adding an aqueous solution of the organic compound and the bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst into a reactor; and
reacting the bimetal oxysulfide solid-solution catalyst and the aqueous solution of the organic compound.

US Pat. No. 9,774,959

PICO-SPEAKER ACOUSTIC MODULATOR

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzliya...

1. A micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) speaker that comprises:
a membrane positioned in a first plane, wherein the membrane is configured to oscillate at a first frequency thereby generating
an ultrasonic acoustic signal; and

an acoustic modulator that comprises a blind and a shutter;
wherein the blind is positioned in a second plane; wherein the shutter is positioned in a third plane; wherein the first plane,
the second plane and the third plane are substantially separated from each other; and

wherein the acoustic modulator is configured to (a) receive or generate a shutter control signal and a blind control signal,
and (b) modulate, in response to the shutter control signal and the blind control signal, the ultrasonic acoustic signal such
that an audio signal is generated.

US Pat. No. 9,774,926

FLEXIBLE VIDEO-ON-DEMAND VIEWING PERIOD

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for providing a video access period, the method comprising:
providing, by a server of a subscription service, a video to a customer of the subscription service via an electronic device,
wherein the video is available for playback as long as a subscription account associated with the customer of the subscription
service is active;

setting, by the server of the subscription service, a bookmark at a point in the video that allows the playback of the video
from the point in the video,

removing, by the server of the subscription service, access to the video upon expiration of a maximum rental period measured
from a time the video was provided to the customer of the subscription service; and

discarding, by the server of the subscription service, the bookmark set at the point in the video upon expiration of the maximum
rental period.

US Pat. No. 9,770,786

LEAD-FREE SOLDER PASTE

SENJU METAL INDUSTRY CO.,...

1. A lead-free solder paste comprising:
a solder alloy powder of a solder alloy consisting of 1.0-4.0 mass % of Ag, 0.4-1 mass % of Cu, 1-8 mass % of Sb, and a balance
of Sn; and

a flux which contains one or more rosins which collectively are the largest component of the flux in mass %, the flux containing
5-45 mass % of a maleated rosin.

US Pat. No. 9,770,602

IMAGE GUIDED RADIATION THERAPY APPARATUS

Elekta AB (Publ), Stockh...

1. An image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) apparatus, comprising:
a medical imaging device integrated with a linear accelerator, the linear accelerator configured for emitting a radiation
beam which is shaped by a beam shaper; and

a gantry configured to rotate the emitted radiation beam about an axis,
wherein the beam shaper is mounted to an adjustment arm configured to adjust the beam shaper between a first position and
a second position, and

wherein the medical imaging device is an MRI device generating a magnetic field, and the second position is a radial distance
away from the magnetic field such that a magnetic field strength generated by the MRI device at the second position is lower
than a magnetic field strength generated by the MRI device at the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,742,746

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CLOUD DATA SECURITY

DocuSign, Inc., San Fran...

1. A computing device for performing a cloud-based service, the computing device comprising:
a network connection;
a working memory device;
a persistent data storage medium;
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 system, cause the system to perform
operations including:

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

maintaining, during performance of the first action, the document within the working memory device, without writing the document
to the persistent data storage medium;

transmitting, over the network connection in response to completion of the first action, the document to a security service
provider for persistent storage;

deleting the document from the working memory device in response to receiving a confirmation of receipt of the document from
the security service provider;

determining, after deleting the document, that a pending action associated with performance of the service request requires
access to the document;

receiving in response to a request, over the network connection using the one or more processors, the document from the security
service provider;

in response to receiving the document, maintaining the document within the working memory device, without writing the document
to the persistent data storage medium;

performing, using the one or more processors, a second action involving the document in satisfaction of a second part of the
service request, 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 processing involving the document subsequent to the completion of the second action, deleting the document
from the working memory device.

US Pat. No. 9,742,179

CONDUIT AND END FITTING FOR OFFSHORE CABLE ASSEMBLY

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An offshore cable assembly, comprising:
a plurality of conduits, each conduit supporting a plurality of cables, hoses, or combination thereof, each said conduit including
a conduit body having an end and at least one longitudinal strength member embedded therein, said at least one longitudinal
strength member extending substantially the length of said conduit body;

a plurality of end fittings configured to terminate said ends of each of said conduits, each of said end fittings having a
mounting flange and an insert extension extending therefrom, and each of said insert extensions extending into each of said
conduit bodies, respectively; and

a clamp securing together said plurality of conduits, said clamp including a plurality of first curved pieces and a plurality
of second curved pieces corresponding to said first curved pieces and adapted to be fastened thereto such that each conduit
body is captured between one of said first curved pieces and one of said second curved pieces.

US Pat. No. 9,741,521

VACUUM ELECTRON DEVICE DRIFT TUBE

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A vacuum electron device, comprising:
a hollow tube structure comprising:
at least three resonant cavities, each resonant cavity includes a cavity width along a major axis, a cavity height along a
minor axis, and a cavity length along a propagation axis, and the major axis is substantially orthogonal to the minor axis;

at least two drift tube sections, each drift tube section includes a drift tube section width along the major axis, a drift
tube section height along the minor axis, and a drift tube section length along the propagation axis, and the cavity height
is greater than the drift tube section height;

a first drift tube section of the at least two drift tube sections is disposed between a first resonant cavity and a second
resonant cavity of the at least three resonant cavities;

a second drift tube section of the at least two drift tube sections is disposed between the second resonant cavity and a third
resonant cavity of the at least three resonant cavities; and

a drift tube section width of the first drift tube section is substantially different from a drift tube section width of the
second drift tube section.

US Pat. No. 9,737,908

ANTI-DEPOSIT FORMING SURFACE FINISH FOR EXHAUST SYSTEM MIXER

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A method of manufacturing a mixer for a vehicle exhaust system comprising the steps of: providing a mixer having an upstream
end configured to be fixed to an upstream exhaust component and a downstream end configured to be fixed to a downstream exhaust
component, the mixer having an inlet configured to receive engine exhaust gases and an outlet to direct swirling engine exhaust
gas to the downstream exhaust component, and the mixer further including an upstream baffle and a downstream baffle that are
surrounded by an outer peripheral surface to define an area between the upstream and downstream baffles, and the mixer having
a plurality of internal surfaces that come into contact with the engine exhaust gases; providing both the upstream and downstream
baffles with internal baffle surfaces that face the area and that are in contact with hot engine exhaust gases; and coating
the internal baffle surfaces of the upstream and downstream baffles with a low-coefficient of friction material.
US Pat. No. 9,773,652

MGO TARGET FOR SPUTTERING

UBE MATERIAL INDUSTRIES, ...

1. An MgO sputtering target, which comprises
a pressed and sintered body having an exposed surface on which ions impinge, and consisting essentially of MgO particles and
particles of an electroconductive compound, and has an electrical resistivity of from 1×10?5 m?cm to 1×106 m?·cm, and

wherein a ratio of MgO to the total of MgO and the electroconductive compound contained in the MgO target is 40 to 90 mol
%,

in which the electroconductive compound is capable of imparting orientation to a MgO film when the MgO film containing the
electroconductive compound is formed by DC sputtering, and

the particles of electroconductive compound exist in a grain boundary of MgO particles,
wherein the electroconductive compound is at least one of TiC, VC, WC, and TiN.

US Pat. No. 9,774,046

HUMIDIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A FUEL CELL

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A humidification system for a fuel cell, comprising:
a condenser configured to receive fluid output from a cathode of the fuel cell and cool the fluid to extract water therefrom;
and

a heat exchanger configured to transfer heat between a heat source and an airflow flowing therethrough and bring the airflow
in contact with at least some of the extracted water to humidify the airflow prior to the airflow entering the cathode.

US Pat. No. 9,773,644

POWER GENERATOR WITH FREQUENCY TUNING FOR USE WITH PLASMA LOADS

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A generator comprising:
a controllable signal generator to generate a frequency in response to a frequency control signal;
a power amplifier to generate power at the generated frequency, wherein the power amplifier has a source impedance matched
to an impedance presented to the power amplifier;

an output line coupled to the power amplifier;
a sensor coupled to the power amplifier, the sensor generates an output signal indicative of an impedance presented to the
power amplifier;

a controller that is coupled to the sensor and the controllable signal generator, the controller provides the frequency control
signal to the controllable signal generator in response to the output signal indicative of the impedance presented to the
power amplifier, the controller including a processor and a non-transitory, tangible processor readable storage medium encoded
with processor readable instructions for adjusting the frequency control signal, the instructions including instructions for:

setting the frequency control signal to a current best level so the controllable signal generator generates a current best
frequency;

determining a current best error based upon the output signal from the sensor;
maintaining the frequency control signal at the current best level for a main-time-period;
changing the frequency control signal to a probe level so the signal generator generates a probe frequency;
maintaining the frequency control signal at the probe level so the signal generator maintains the probe frequency for a probe-time-period,
wherein the probe-time-period is less than the main-time-period; and

setting the current best frequency to the probe frequency, without changing the frequency from the probe frequency, if the
error at the probe frequency is less than the error at the current best frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,743,461

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC DEPLOYABLE WIRELESS SERVICES

1. A method for propagating services using a plurality of service wireless robots comprising:
deploying the plurality of service wireless robots, each service wireless robot comprising at least a mechanical framework,
a communication module, a control unit, and an energy source;

connecting, by the communication module, a plurality of wireless connections from the plurality of service wireless robots
to a central point station;

directing, by a control unit, movement of one or more service wireless robots of the plurality of service wireless robots
towards a target;

providing, by the plurality of service robots, wireless network services;
upon detection, at the communication module, of an unacceptable performance for the connection between at least one of the
service wireless robots and the central point station, moving the at least one robots back to a most recent good location;
the good location defined as a location with an acceptable connection performance to the central point station;

requesting, by the communication module, a plurality of relay wireless robots;
establishing, by the plurality of relay wireless robots, a connection to the central point station;
establishing, by the plurality of service wireless robots, a connection to at least one of the plurality of relay wireless
robots; and,

continuing movement of the one or more service wireless robots of the plurality of service wireless robots towards the target.

US Pat. No. 9,741,590

STACK FRAME FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND THE METHOD TO FABRICATE THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A package structure, comprising:
a lead frame, comprising a plurality of metal parts, wherein each meal part is made of metal and each two adjacent metal parts
are spaced apart by a vacancy;

an insulating layer, disposed over the top surface of the plurality of metal parts and filled into said vacancy; and
at least one conductive layer, disposed over the insulating layer, wherein a conductive pattern of the at least one conductive
layer is electrically connected to a metal part of the plurality of metal parts through at least one via disposed in the insulating
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,739,536

METHOD FOR COOLING A SOLID AND SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT THE METHOD

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A method for cooling a solid, in particular a hygroscopic bulk material, comprising:
passing the solid through a contact device;
injecting a cooling airflow into the contact device to cool the solid within the contact device and generate a heated exhaust
air flow;

splitting the heated exhaust air flow into a first recycled partial exhaust air flow and a second partial heated exhaust air
flow; and

mixing the first recycled partial exhaust air flow into the cooling air flow, to preheat the cooling air flow.
US Pat. No. 9,738,709

METHYLATED PEPTIDES DERIVED FROM TAU PROTEIN AND THEIR ANTIBODIES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method comprising:
a. obtaining a test biological sample from an individual, the test biological sample being chosen from cerebrospinal fluid,
blood, serum, and plasma;

b. quantifying the amounts of a methylated tau protein in the test biological sample obtained in step a, said methylation
occurring on one or more lysine residues, wherein said quantifying of said methylated tau protein is achieved via use of an
antibody to a methylated peptide derived from tau protein;

c. comparing the amounts of methylated tau protein in the test biological sample with the amounts present in a control biological
sample from a subject without Alzheimer's disease;

d. diagnosing Alzheimer's disease, or predisposition thereto, based on a difference in the amount of the methylated tau protein
in the test biological sample as compared to the control biological sample; and

e. administering to the individual a composition chosen from:
i. a composition having at least one antigenic tau peptide linked to an immunogenic carrier, wherein the antigenic tau peptide
is monomethylated on one or more lysines, and wherein the one or more monomethylated lysines are numbered according to the
human tau isoform with NCBI accession number NP_005901and include one or more of the following residues: 24, 44, 163, 174,
180, 254, 267, 281, 290, 311, 317, 340, 353, 369, and 395; and

ii. a composition having at least one antibody to an antigenic tau peptide including at least one monomethylated lysine epitope
numbered according to the human tau isoform with NCBI accession number NP_005901and including one or more of the following
residues: 24, 44, 163, 174, 180, 254, 267, 281, 290, 311, 317, 340, 353, 369, and 395.

US Pat. No. 9,738,993

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR CARBON NANOFIBERS, AND CARBON NANOFIBERS

Denka Company Limited, C...

1. A manufacturing method of carbon nanofibers, wherein an active species including cobalt as a chief component is employed
as a catalyst and carbon monoxide is used as a carbon source, and manufacturing is performed under the conditions that
said catalyst has 3 to 150 mass % of said active species carried on a carrier composed of a magnesium-containing oxide having
a specific surface area of 0.01 to 5 m2/g,

a reaction temperature is between 670 and 780° C.,
partial pressure of carbon monoxide is between 0.04 and 0.98 MPa, and
a flow rate of carbon monoxide gas is 2 NL/g of active species·min or more.

US Pat. No. 9,774,725

INTERCEPTING VOICE OVER IP COMMUNICATIONS AND OTHER DATA COMMUNICATIONS

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

1. A method for causing Internet Protocol (IP) communications to be intercepted in an IP network system in which IP communications
between a first party and a second party occur, the method comprising:
receiving from a call controller a request to establish IP communications between the first and second parties;
receiving an intercept request message from an entity, the intercept request message including:
a) an identification of at least one party whose communications are to be monitored,
b) intercept determination information for determining whether communications involving the at least one party are to be monitored,
and

c) destination information identifying a destination to which copies of intercepted communications involving the at least
one party are to be sent;

associating with the at least one party, the intercept determination information and the destination information;
producing a routing message for receipt by the call controller and separate from any IP communications between the first party
and the second party, the routing message providing routing information for routing the IP communications between the first
and second party; and

when the intercept determination information meets an intercept criterion, causing the routing message to include at least
a portion of the intercept determination information and the destination information.

US Pat. No. 9,770,230

ENDOSCOPIC VESSEL HARVESTING SYSTEM COMPONENTS

MAQUET CARDIOVASCULAR LLC...

1. A tissue dissector that is used in conjunction with an endoscope, comprising:
an elongated cannula including a lumen therein for receiving the endoscope, the elongated cannula further including a passage
for delivery of an insufflation gas therethrough;

an input for connecting to a supply of the insufflation gas, the input being in fluid communication with the passage;
a port near a distal end of the elongated cannula, wherein the port is in fluid communication with the passage so that insufflation
gas forced out of the port is sufficient to substantially pressurize a cavity formed in tissue;

a fluid barrier covering the port, wherein the fluid barrier comprises a gas-permeable liquid-resistant membrane that permits
escape of the insufflation gas therethrough from the passage within the elongated cannula through the port to substantially
pressurize the cavity formed in tissue, and prevents ingress of fluid or objects from outside the elongated cannula through
the port to the passage; and

a transparent dissecting tip at the distal end of the elongated cannula.

US Pat. No. 9,743,485

DEVICE FOR OPERATING LEDS

TRIDONIC JENNERSDORF GMBH...

1. A device for operating light emitting diodes (LEDs), comprising
a driver module (10), wherein the driver module comprises: a switching regulator, an active power factor correction circuit, potential isolation
and/or an interface for user control and

an LED module (11) having at least one LED, said LED module being driven by the driver module (10),

wherein the LED module (11) is fed with a current by the driver module (10) via a first terminal (1), and a second terminal (2) is present, as a ground connection (GND),

and the LED module (11) is connected to the driver module (10) via a third terminal (3), which is embodied as a data channel, wherein a voltage fed by the driver module (10) is present on the data channel, wherein the LED module (11) is designed to short circuit the voltage at the data channel (3) for the transmission of information and wherein the information transmitted by the LED module (11) contains an indication about a parameter of the LED module (11) or the status of the LED module (11);

and wherein the driver module (10) feeds the data channel (3) with a voltage only after switch-on of the LED module (11) to read out information from the LED module (11) via the data channel (3) within a start phase, and, after the start phase has elapsed or after the information has been read-out, the voltage at
the third terminal (3) is switched off thereby deactivating the data channel (3); or the data channel (3) is repeatedly reactivated momentarily after a specific time period in order to again read-out information from the LED module
(11).

US Pat. No. 9,739,826

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TESTING A WORKPIECE

KONRAD GMBH, Radolfzell ...

15. A device for testing a printed circuit board comprising a testing pin (2) arranged on a holder (1), and including means for varying a location of the testing pin (2) variable to the holder (1), wherein the testing pin (2) is implemented eccentrically, wherein a tip (5) of the testing pin is arranged offset in relation to an axis of rotation (A), wherein at least one magnet (6) is associated with the testing pin (2), which fixes it on the holder (1), wherein a drive magnet (10) is associated with the magnet (6) for its movement, and wherein a magnetically conductive fixing plate (8) is associated with the drive magnet (10).
US Pat. No. 9,772,566

MASK ALIGNMENT MARK, PHOTOMASK, EXPOSURE APPARATUS, EXPOSURE METHOD, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A mask alignment mark disposed on a photomask irradiated by an illumination optical system with illumination light from
a direction inclined with respect to an optical axis and used to form a latent image on a substrate through a projection optical
system, the mask alignment mark comprising:
a plurality of patterns arranged in a predetermined direction at a pitch of substantially
P=?/{2×(1??)×(LNA)}

where ? is a ratio of a numerical aperture INA of illumination light incident on the photomask from the illumination optical
system to a numerical aperture LNA of an object side of the projection optical system (INA)/(LNA), and ? is a wavelength of
light.

US Pat. No. 9,770,457

NERIDRONIC ACID FOR TREATING BONE MARROW LESION

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating a bone marrow lesion comprising: selecting a patient having 1) a bone marrow lesion and 2) OARSI Grade
0 or Kellgren and Lawrence Grade 0 or Grade 1 of joint space narrowing, and administering neridronic acid to the patient for
the treatment of the bone marrow lesion.

US Pat. No. 9,773,577

IRRADIATION TARGETS FOR ISOTOPE DELIVERY SYSTEMS

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A method of producing isotopes in a nuclear reactor with an irradiation target delivery system, the method comprising:
placing at least one irradiation target into an irradiation target delivery device, the irradiation target configured to substantially
convert to a different daughter product when exposed to a neutron flux in the operating nuclear reactor, the irradiation target
including a first irradiation target positioned at a leading end of a target portion of the irradiation target delivery device,
the first irradiation target having an end that tapers to the leading edge;

inserting the irradiation target delivery device into an instrumentation tube of a nuclear reactor via a drive system that
drives the irradiation target delivery device into the instrumentation tube;

irradiating the at least one irradiation target;
removing the irradiation target delivery device from the nuclear reactor; and
harvesting the daughter product from the irradiation target.

US Pat. No. 9,770,855

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A SURGICAL INSTRUMENT OR PROSTHESIS

LAKE REGION MEDICAL, INC....

1. A method of manufacturing a surgical instrument or prosthesis, comprising the steps of:
injecting a first material into a first mold to form an interim component; and
injecting a second material into a second mold containing at least part of the interim component to form the surgical instrument
or prosthesis such that portions of the first and second materials are exposed at the external surface of the surgical instrument
or prosthesis;

wherein the first and second materials are visually distinct such that at least one exposed portion of the first or second
material adjacent to an exposed portion of the other material forms a marking which is visible to a user,

wherein in the step of injecting the second material into the second mold comprises injecting the second material such that
the second material is deposited upon a selected portion of the surface of the interim component such that the second material
in contact with the selected portion forms a marking;

wherein the selected portion of the surface of the interim component has a recess arranged to receive the second material
to form the marking;

wherein the recess communicates with at least one blind hole formed in the interim component, the at least one blind hole
spaced apart from the surface of the interim component surrounding the recess; and

wherein the blind hole is arranged to receive gas within the recess during the step of injecting the second material into
the second mold.

US Pat. No. 9,740,246

TOUCHPAD SUPPORTING DEVICE

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A touchpad supporting device for supporting a touch pad, comprising:
a frame having an upper surface, a lower surface and a first opening defined through the upper surface and the lower surface;
and

a supporting body for supporting the touch pad, the supporting body having a connecting end and a distal end opposite to each
other, the supporting body being extended obliquely from an inner sidewall at one side of the first opening and close to the
lower surface toward an inner sidewall at another side of the first opening and close to the upper surface, the connecting
end connecting to the inner sidewall at one side of the first opening of the frame, the distal end being not coplanar with
the lower surface of the frame,

wherein a top surface of the supporting body is provided for supporting the touch pad,
wherein the supporting body includes a plurality of sustaining portions, and the sustaining portions are extended outwardly
and respectively from two opposite sides of the distal end, the touchpad supporting device further comprises:

a case for covering on the upper surface of the frame, a second opening being formed on the case, the second opening being
corresponding to the first opening, and the sustaining portions of the supporting body sustaining against a bottom surface
of the case.

US Pat. No. 9,740,058

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:
a first substrate;
a second substrate disposed opposite to the first substrate;
a first electrode disposed on the first substrate;
a second electrode disposed on the first substrate;
a third electrode disposed on the second substrate;
a fourth electrode disposed on the second substrate;
a liquid crystal layer between the first substrate and the second substrate and comprising a plurality of liquid crystal molecules;
and

an insulating layer disposed on the first substrate,
wherein
the second electrode extends substantially in a first direction,
the third electrode extends substantially in a second direction,
the first direction and the second direction are perpendicular to each other,
the first electrode and the second electrode overlap each other via the insulating layer,
the first electrode has a plate shape,
the second electrode comprises a plurality of branch electrodes extending parallel to each other substantially in the first
direction with a first interval therebetween, and

the third electrode and the fourth electrode extend parallel to each other substantially in the second direction with a second
interval therebetween.