US Pat. No. 9,748,802

CONTACTLESS ROTARY JOINT

SCHLEIFRING UND APPARATEB...

1. A contactless rotary joint having stationary and rotating parts, at least one of the stationary and rotating parts including:
a rotary joint body of a plastic material,
a capacitive data link juxtaposed with the rotary joint body and haying a data transmission line configured to transmit data,
a rotating transformer with a magnetic core configured to transmit electrical power, the magnetic core having at least one
winding, and

at least one slipring track that is configured to electrically ground a rotating part of the contactiess rotary joint,
wherein the rotary joint body has a disc shape, and the magnetic core is held at one side of the rotary joint body, while
a conducting backplane is mounted to an opposing side of the rotary joint body.

US Pat. No. 9,744,862

SLIP-CONTROLLED BRAKING SYSTEM FOR ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN MOTOR VEHICLES

1. A brake system for a motor vehicle comprising:
friction brakes on wheels of at least one axle of the motor vehicle, which friction brakes are actuated by a friction brake
control device;

at least one electric machine which is connected to at least one wheel and is actuated at least at times as a generator by
an electric drive control device;

a sensor for detecting activation of a brake pedal of the motor vehicle;
a torque distribution device; and
a wheel slip control device,
wherein the sensor is connected to the wheel slip control device and the wheel slip control device calculates braking torque
values (Mwheel,req) for each wheel in accordance with a deceleration request (adecel,req) embodied by the activation of the brake pedal,

wherein the wheel slip control device is connected to the torque distribution device and the torque distribution device is
connected to the friction brake control device and the electric drive control device, and

wherein the torque distribution device calculates friction braking requests (Mfric,req) to the friction brake control device and generator braking requests (Mreg,req) to the electric drive control device based on the braking torque values calculated by the wheel slip control device, the
generator braking requests being calculated based on a current braking torque on at least one of the wheels, and the friction
braking requests being calculated based on the braking torque values calculated by the wheel slip control device and the generator
braking requests calculated by the torque distribution device.

US Pat. No. 9,750,158

REDUCED THERMAL TRANSFER TO PELTIER COOLED FETS

Honeywell International I...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) for use with a cooling device configured to cool at least one device, the at least one device
being at least one of an electronic device, an optical device, an electro-optic device, and a magnetic device, the PCB comprising:
a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface;
a ground plane on the first surface of the substrate, the ground plane including a patterned-region that is patterned with
an array of holes with some desired ratio of metal to gap; and

circuitry in a circuit-region on the second surface of the substrate, the circuitry configured for use with the at least one
device to be cooled,

wherein, when a first side of the cooling device contacts the ground plane, and when the at least one device to be cooled
contacts the circuitry, a reduced cross-sectional area of the patterned-region in the ground plane increases the thermal resistance
of the patterned-region reducing thermal transfer, thereby reducing degradation of a performance of the at least one device.

US Pat. No. 9,746,510

GROUND-FAULT DETECTOR FOR MULTIFURNACE INSTALLATION

ABP INDUCTION SYSTEMS GMB...

1. An installation comprising:
two induction furnaces,
two respective resonant load circuits each including a respective induction-furnace coil in a respective one of the furnaces,
two respective parallel or series connected inverters that are connected to and each supply a respective one of the resonant
load circuits,

a respective electrical supply line connecting each of the parallel or series connected inverters to a common rectifier connected
to an AC current source,

a respective ground-fault sensor associated with each induction furnace and connected to the respective electrical supply
line and to the respective induction-furnace coil,

a ground-leak sensor connected to the inverters, and
an additional ground-fault sensor measuring at the same location as the ground-leak sensor and injecting an AC current of
low frequency into the furnace circuit and measuring the magnitude of this low-frequency circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,750,170

AUTOMATIC ASSEMBLING SYSTEM

TE Connectivity Corporati...

1. An automatic assembling system, comprising:
a robot for inserting a chip into a housing;
a cutting and bending mechanism for cutting and bending legs of the chip before inserting the chip into the housing;
a force sensor positioned to detect an insertion force emanating from the robot and exerted by the robot while inserting the
chip into the housing; and

a controller preset with a predetermined insertion force and responsive to the force sensor for (a) measuring the difference
between the predetermined insertion force and the insertion force emanating from the robot and detected by the force sensor
while the chip is being inserted in the housing, and (b) controlling the insertion force emanating from the robot in the insertion
of the chip into the housing to be less than the preset predetermined insertion force to protect the chip and/or the housing
from damage due to an overlarge insertion force.

US Pat. No. 9,750,169

METHOD FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A method for mounting an electronic component onto a circuit board, the method comprising:
providing a mounting device including a rotatable mounting head, a holding means provided at the rotatable mounting head to
hold the electronic component, a component recognition camera, a memory device and a microcomputer, the electronic component
held by the holding means being mounted onto the circuit board based on a result of performing recognition processing by the
microcomputer with respect to an acquired image by the component recognition camera;

determining a mid-operation instruction action mode at start of a production operation of the circuit board;
executing an instruction of obtaining an offset value relative to a rotation center of the rotatable mounting head and storing
the offset value in the memory device at a time interval according to the determined mid-operation instruction action mode;

executing the instruction at a longer time interval than the time interval according to the mid-operation instruction action
mode when the instruction has continuously met a required accuracy more than once; and

mounting the electronic component onto a circuit board after executing the instruction.

US Pat. No. 9,750,165

COOLANT AND AMBIENT TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR CHILLERLESS LIQUID COOLED DATA CENTERS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A cooling system comprising:
one or more nodes, each node having at least one temperature sensor to monitor a temperature of internal node components;
an air-to-liquid heat exchanger configured to accept a liquid coolant input and to provide cooled air to the one or more nodes;
a temperature sensor to monitor a temperature of the air provided by the air-to-liquid heat exchanger;
a liquid cooling system configured to provide liquid coolant to components of the one or more nodes;
a valve configured to control coolant flow to the air-to-liquid heat exchanger and the liquid cooling system based on the
temperature of internal node components and the temperature of the air provided by the air-to-liquid heat exchanger; and

a pump configured to provide liquid coolant to the liquid cooling system and the air-to-liquid heat exchanger, having a pump
strength that is based on the temperature of internal node components and the temperature of the air provided by the air-to-liquid
heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,750,168

CONVEYANCE APPARATUS FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND APPARATUS FOR INDUSTRIAL USE EQUIPPED WITH THE CONVEYANCE APPARATUS

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A conveyance apparatus for electronic components comprising:
a storing member having a plurality of cavities in which an electronic component is stored respectively,
an electronic component supply mechanism configured to supply a plurality of electronic components to be stored in the cavities
to the storing member; and

a moving unit configured to move the storing member in a predetermined direction in a relative relationship with the electronic
component supply mechanism,

the electronic components being sequentially stored in the plurality of cavities by moving the storing member and the electronic
component supply mechanism relative to each other such that the plurality of respective cavities opposedly face the electronic
components sequentially supplied from the electronic component supply mechanism,

a depth of the cavity being set to a depth which allows a portion of the electronic component to project from the cavity in
a state where the electronic component is stored in the cavity in a predetermined posture,

the storing member including guide portions each of which is a space communicating with the cavity and configured to guide
the electronic component into the cavity,

the guide portion being formed such that a guide opening portion which is an opening portion of the guide portion is larger
than an opening portion of the cavity and the opening portion of the cavity falls within a region of the guide opening portion
as viewed in a depth direction of the cavity, and

a storing space formed of the cavity and the guide portion being configured to store an entire electronic component in the
inside thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,750,159

PUMP-ENHANCED, IMMERSION-COOLING OF ELECTRONIC COMPNENT(S)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method comprising:
fabricating a cooling apparatus to facilitate cooling at least one electronic component, the fabricating comprising:
providing an enclosure comprising a compartment accommodating the at least one electronic component to be cooled;
providing a dielectric fluid circulating through the compartment and at least partially immersing the at least one electronic
component;

associating a liquid-cooled heat sink with the enclosure to cool a plurality of fins disposed in an upper region of the compartment,
the plurality of fins facilitating heat transfer to the liquid-cooled heat sink from the at least one electronic component
via the dielectric fluid within the compartment;

providing a pump disposed external to the enclosure and coupled in fluid communication with the compartment to facilitate
pumped dielectric fluid flow through the compartment, the pumped dielectric fluid flow through the compartment enhancing heat
transfer from the at least one electronic component to the liquid-cooled heat sink via the plurality of fins, the pumped dielectric
fluid flow at least partially immersing the plurality of fins;

providing a dielectric fluid inlet and a dielectric fluid outlet associated with the enclosure to allow the pumped dielectric
fluid flow into and out of the enclosure and through the compartment; and

providing a baffle disposed within the compartment and directing the pumped dielectric fluid flow into the enclosure across
the at least one electronic component, and then across the plurality of fins downstream of the at least one electronic component,
before exiting through the dielectric fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,750,080

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA UNIT IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:
generating, by a transmitter, a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) including a short training field, a long training
field, a signal field and a data field; and

transmitting, by the transmitter, the PPDU over a 1 MHz bandwidth in sub-1 GHz bands,
wherein fixed pilot tones for the data field are included in pre-defined subcarriers for each symbol of the data field,
wherein the fixed pilots for the data field are mapped in N orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols as follows:
when k is ?7, Pnk=?n mod 2,

when k is 7, Pnk=?(n+1) mod 2, and

when k is neither 7 nor ?7, Pnk=0,

where Pnk denotes a value of a pilot at subcarrier k for OFDM symbol n, n=0, . . . , N?1, ‘mod’ denotes modulo operation and ?0=1, ?1=?1,

wherein a guard interval (GI) used in the data is a short GI or a long GI,
wherein a GI used for an initial symbol in the data field is set to the long GI when the short GI is determined to be used
for the data field.

US Pat. No. 9,750,155

ADAPTIVE INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM RACK RAIL MOUNT

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An information handling system comprising:
a rack;
a rail disposed on the rack;
an information handling system chassis supported by the rail in the rack, the information handling system chassis having a
processor and memory interfaced through a circuit board to process information, the rail operable to slide the information
handling system chassis between an interior and an exterior of the rack; and

an adjustable mount coupled to the rail and coordinating motion of the information handling system chassis to first and second
positions;

wherein:
the first position corresponds to a fully retracted position with the information handling system chassis having a minimum
depth;

the second position corresponds to the fully retracted position with the information handling system chassis having a depth
greater than the minimum depth;

if the information handling system chassis has the minimum depth, the adjustable mount biases to the first position to maintain
the rail relative to the adjustable mount during movement of the information handling system chassis as the information handling
system chassis slides from an extended position outside of the rack to the first position;

if the information handling system chassis has greater than the minimum depth, the adjustable mount biases to the first position
to maintain the rail relative to the adjustable mount during movement of the information handling system chassis the information
handling system chassis slides from an extended position outside of the rack towards the first position, the adjustable mount
overcoming the bias as the information handling system chassis passes the first position towards the second position to move
the rail relative to the adjustable mount.

US Pat. No. 9,745,961

OFFSHORE WIND FARM ILLUMINATION

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method of operating an offshore wind farm, comprising:
providing, at least one offshore wind energy plant, a flight navigation device which is operable in a normal mode;
receiving a hazard signal at a receiving device;
delivering the received hazard signal to a control device; and
switching the flight navigation device from the normal mode to an emergency flight navigation mode so that at least one floodlight
on a machine housing is switched on and illuminates rotor blades of the wind energy plant associated with the machine housing,
and one or both of at least one floodlight which radiates onto the surface of the sea is switched on, and at least one floodlight
on the machine housing of a wind energy plant is switched on to radiate a further wind energy plant.

US Pat. No. 9,750,163

THERMAL DISSIPATION SYSTEM FOR SERVER

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A thermal dissipation system for a server, the thermal dissipation system comprising:
a compressed air generating device comprising first and second compressed air sources configured to output compressed air;
a compressed air transmission device to coupled to the compressed air generating device and a server, and configured to transmit
compressed air outputted by the compressed air generating device to the server;

an air outlet coupled to the compressed air transmission device, and configured to enable release of air from within the server;
and

a controller coupled to the compressed air generating device and the compressed air transmission device, the controller configured
to detect a temperature of air inside the server and to control the compressed air generating device to generate air pressure
inside the server sufficient to cause air inside the server to be released through the air outlet,

wherein the compressed air generating device comprises, a first switch unit coupled to the first compressed air source, and
a processor coupled to the first switch unit;

wherein when the first compressed air source does not operate, the processor controls the first switch unit to turn off, thereby
the second compressed air source will output compressed air to the compressed air transmission device;

wherein the compressed air generating device further comprises a second switch unit coupled to the second compressed air source,
the processor coupled to the second switch unit; when the first compressed air source does not operate, the processor controls
the second switch unit to turn on to make the second compressed air source output compressed air to the compressed air transmission
device.

US Pat. No. 9,750,162

INTERCHANGEABLE INTERNAL MODULAR AVIONICS PLATFORM ASSEMBLY

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An interchangeable modular avionics platform assembly, comprising an interchangeable modular avionics platform including:
a frame structure having substantially parallel opposing side portions spaced apart at a predetermined width so that the frame
structure fits between opposing airframe members within a forward interior bay of a fuselage of an aircraft with each of the
side portions of the frame structure proximate a corresponding one of the airframe members;

at least one pair of mounting pins, each of the mounting pins disposed on and axially aligned with a respective one of the
opposing side portions of the frame structure and configured to project outwardly from each respective one of the opposing
side portions to align with and detachably secure to the corresponding one of the airframe members when the frame structure
is in a mounted position; and

a connector assembly configured to connect to avionics equipment on the frame structure, the connector assembly disposed on
the frame structure and having a plurality of connectors, including an alternating current connector of the plurality of connectors
configured to connect to a 115-volt alternating current source, a direct current connector of the plurality of connectors
configured to connect to a 28-volt direct current source, and a data bus connector of the plurality of connectors configured
to connect to a data bus of the aircraft;

wherein the modular avionics platform is one of a number of modular avionics platforms, each of the modular avionics platforms
mountable within and non-destructively releasably removable from the forward interior bay of the fuselage, with each of the
modular avionics platforms being configured to support one or more of the avionics equipment having different dimensions,
and to thereby enable modular installation of selected ones of the avionics equipment into the aircraft to perform a variety
of equipment-dependent missions.

US Pat. No. 9,744,200

SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A TERPENE-ENHANCED CANNABINOID CONCENTRATE

Oak and Crane, LLC, Hayf...

1. An apparatus that produces a terpene-enhanced cannabinoid concentrate comprising:
a grinder configured to grind cannabis to produce ground cannabis;
a carbon dioxide tank containing a carbon dioxide gas;
a chiller comprising a heat exchanger, wherein said chiller is configured to cool said carbon dioxide gas to form a cooled
carbon dioxide gas;

a compression pump configured to compress said cooled carbon dioxide gas to form a carbon dioxide solvent, wherein said carbon
dioxide solvent comprises a supercritical carbon dioxide fluid;

an extraction vessel configured to receive said ground cannabis and said supercritical carbon dioxide fluid, and configured to pass said supercritical carbon dioxide fluid over said ground
cannabis to form a carbon dioxide solution;

a separation vessel comprising a collection cup and configured to
receive said carbon dioxide solution;
separate said carbon dioxide solution into carbon dioxide and terpene oil and terpene hydrosol; and,
collect said terpene oil and said terpene hydrosol in said collection cup;
a freezer configured to freeze residual ground cannabis to obtain a frozen residual;

a tube into which said frozen residual is placed and into which cold ethanol is flushed to produce an ethanol oil solution;
an ethanol oil solution receiving vessel coupled to said tube and configured to receive said ethanol oil solution;
a vacuum pump;
a vacuum line coupled to said ethanol oil solution receiving vessel and to said vacuum pump;
a separator configured to separate said ethanol oil solution into recovered ethanol and cannabis oil;

a distiller configured to distill at least a portion of said cannabis oil to obtain cannabinoid distillates; and,

a blender configured to blend said cannabinoid distillates with said terpene oil to obtain the terpene-enhanced cannabinoid
concentrate.

US Pat. No. 9,750,167

DATA TRANSMISSION BLOCKING HOLDER FOR PERSONAL DATA TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DEVICES

1. A personal communication device PCD holder comprising:
an at least semi-rigid housing having a base wall and at least one side wall extending from the base wall so as to form a
housing into which a user can place a PCD, at least one of the base wall and the at least one side wall including a conductive
material so that the at least one of the base wall and the at least one side wall are data signal blocking;

a lid configured to be moveable with respect to the housing so as to enable the user to (i) place the PCD into the housing
and (ii) securely and releasably close the lid onto the housing, the lid also including a conductive material so that when
the lid is closed onto the housing, the holder is data signal blocking, preventing a data signal from reaching the PCD;

a separate material secured to and extending out from an interfacing edge of one of the housing and the lid so as to extend
into the other of the lid and the housing when mated, the separate material (i) structured to have the same shape as an opening
formed by the other of the lid and the housing and sized so as to fit snugly within each inner surface forming the opening
and (ii) being conductive and data signal blocking, providing additional signal blocking protection between the lid and the
housing; and

an illumination source configured to illuminate when the lid is closed onto the housing to indicate the PCD holder is data
signal blocking.

US Pat. No. 9,750,166

ELECTRIC POWER CONVERTER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electric power converter comprising:
a semiconductor stacked unit formed by stacking alternately a plurality of semiconductor modules with built-in semiconductor
element therein and a plurality of cooling pipes for cooling the plurality of semiconductor module;

auxiliary electronic components that form a power conversion circuit together with the semiconductor modules;
a pressing member that presses the semiconductor stacked unit in a stacking direction; and
a case that accommodates the semiconductor stacked unit, the auxiliary electronic components and the pressing member; wherein,
the case has a front wall disposed on a front side in the stacking direction and a rear wall disposed on a rear side in the
stacking direction, a pair of side walls that connect both ends of the case in a lateral direction, which is normal to the
stacking direction, of the front wall and the rear wall, and inner walls disposed inside the front wall, the rear wall, and
the pair of side walls;

the inner walls include a partition wall that is disposed opposing the front wall, and a support wall that is formed so as
to extend toward the rear wall from a rear end surface of the partition wall; wherein,

a unit accommodation space for accommodating the semiconductor stacked unit and the pressing member is formed between the
partition wall and the front wall;

auxiliary accommodation spaces for accommodating the auxiliary electronic components are formed between the partition wall
and the rear wall; and

the support wall extends toward the rear wall from the rear end surface of the partition wall at an intermediate position
of the partition wall that is between the one end of the partition wall and the other end of the partition wall.

US Pat. No. 9,750,160

MULTI-LEVEL OSCILLATING HEAT PIPE IMPLEMENTATION IN AN ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT CARD MODULE

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A multi-level cooling structure, comprising:
a body;
sidewalls extending from edges of the body, wherein the sidewalls, together with the body, partially enclose a volume;
flanges projecting from ends of the sidewalls opposite the body, wherein the flanges project away from the volume; and
an oscillating heat pipe within the body, the sidewalls, and the flanges;
wherein a fluid path for the oscillating heat pipe repeatedly traverses the body, a length of each of the sidewalls, and a
portion of each of the flanges; and

wherein the oscillating heat pipe is configured to provide cooling through both phase change of fluid slugs and vapor bubbles
within the oscillating heat pipe and movement of the fluid slugs and the vapor bubbles along the fluid path between an evaporator
adjacent a first of the flanges and a condenser adjacent a second of the flanges.

US Pat. No. 9,750,164

FACILITY INCLUDING EXTERNALLY DISPOSED DATA CENTER AIR HANDLING UNITS

Switch, Ltd., Las Vegas,...

1. A facility for maintaining electronic equipment at a cool temperature, the facility comprising:
a building having an interior and an exterior load wall disposed between the interior of the building and a periphery exterior,
the periphery exterior being located outside;

a plurality of air conditioning units entirely disposed in the periphery exterior, each adjacent to the exterior load wall
and disposed on a ground level support structure, the plurality of air conditioning units receiving heated air and emitting
cooled air;

a plurality of heated air openings disposed in the exterior load wall, each heated air opening proximate to one of the plurality
of air conditioning units;

a plurality of return air openings disposed in the exterior load wall, each return air opening proximate to one of the plurality
of air conditioning units;

a plurality of warm exhaust outlet ducts, each warm exhaust outlet duct formed through one of the heated air openings;
a plurality of cool air inlet ducts, each cool air inlet duct formed through one of the return air openings;
a plurality of cabinet clusters arranged in an array of at least four cabinet clusters, with the at least four cabinet clusters
sharing a common cold aisle, two cabinet clusters on one side of the common cold aisle and another two cabinet clusters on
another side of the common cold aisle, and wherein a hot aisle enclosure area of each of the two cabinet clusters are aligned
and parallel to the common cold aisle, and wherein the hot aisle enclosure area of each of the another two cabinet clusters
are aligned and parallel to the common cold aisle, wherein each cabinet cluster including a plurality of cage cabinets positioned
in a back-to-back configuration in two separated rows so that the electronic equipment disposed therein emit heated air in
a predetermined direction from the cage cabinets toward the hot aisle enclosure area between the two separated rows of cage
cabinets, and

wherein an opposite side of the cage cabinets each establish the cold aisle, wherein the hot aisle enclosure area and the
cold aisle of each of the plurality of cabinet clusters are aligned:

a floor within the interior of the building on which the plurality of cage cabinets in each of the plurality of cabinet clusters
are disposed, the floor being within the interior space of the building in a room with at least one interior wall and at least
one of the exterior load wall thereby defining an equipment area room;

a structurally sound thermal shield providing a contiguous wall around a hot air area above the hot aisle enclosure area at
a height above the two separated rows of cage cabinets to define a warm exhaust channel that traps the heated air within the
hot aisle enclosure area and causes substantially all the heated air within the hot aisle enclosure area to rise up within
the warm exhaust channel for each of the cabinet clusters, wherein the contiguous wall fully surrounds the hot aisle enclosure
area from above each of the plurality of cabinet clusters;

a warm air escape channel disposed above the warm exhaust channel, the warm air escape channel feeding the heated air to the
plurality of air conditioning units through the plurality of warm exhaust outlet ducts; and

a cool air channel disposed within the interior of the building above the plurality of plurality of cabinet clusters that
delivers cool air from the plurality of air conditioning units to the cool aisle through the plurality of cool air inlet ducts,
the cool air channel including a plurality of cold aisle air ducts each having vents disposed proximate a cabinet cluster,
wherein each of the plurality of cold aisle air ducts are parallel to each other and parallel to the cool aisle.

US Pat. No. 9,750,150

BREAK RESISTANT AND SHOCK RESISTANT SAPPHIRE PLATE

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A sapphire plate, comprising:
a planar sapphire substrate; and
at least one shock absorbing layer selectively adhered to portions of a surface of the planar sapphire substrate, wherein
the shock absorbing layer has:

a layer thickness between 0.1% to 10% of a thickness of the substrate; and
at least 50 wt.-% of amorphous aluminum oxide (Al2O3).

US Pat. No. 9,750,091

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR HEAT TREATMENT OF COATINGS ON SUBSTRATES

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. An apparatus for thermal treatment of coatings on substrates for electronics applications, comprising:
a microwave applicator cavity;
a microwave power supply to deliver power to said microwave applicator cavity;
a thermally insulated microwave-transparent compartment within said microwave applicator cavity, said compartment being large
enough to contain said coated substrate while occupying no more than 50% of the total volume of said microwave applicator
cavity, wherein said microwave applicator cavity further comprises slots on opposite sides to allow said coated substrate
to pass through said microwave applicator cavity;

a means of supporting said coated substrate within said compartment;
an adjustable IR heating source contained within said compartment and facing said coated substrate so that a selected amount
of IR heating may be applied to said coated substrate; wherein the adjustable IR heating source operates independently of
said microwave power supply and further comprises a means of adjusting the distance between said coated substrate and said
IR heating source according to at least one of a process recipe or a feedback system; and,

a non-contacting temperature measurement device to measure the temperature of said coating on said coated substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,743,688

EMULSION/COLLOID MEDIATED FLAVOR ENCAPSULATION AND DELIVERY WITH TOBACCO-DERIVED LIPIDS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method of making an encapsulated flavorant, comprising the steps of:
(a) preparing an emulsified flavorant by mixing a flavorant, a tobacco-derived lipid and optionally water, wherein the tobacco
derived lipid is a C20 to C42 fraction;

(b) coating droplets of the emulsified flavorant with a first biopolymer layer comprising a biopolymer selected from the group
consisting of amphoteric proteins, cationic proteins, cationic polysaccharides, and nonionic polysaccharides, such that the
droplets include the first biopolymer layer substantially surrounding a core of emulsified flavorant;

(c) coating the first layer with a second layer substantially surrounding the first layer and comprising an anionic polysaccharide
to form an encapsulated flavorant; and

(d) drying the droplets to form beads or powder of the encapsulated flavorant.

US Pat. No. 9,750,157

RACK DOOR FOR MOUNTING POWER DISTRIBUTION UNITS

1. A rack door for mounting at least one power distribution unit (PDU) and for providing access to PDU receptacles from both
sides of the rack door, the rack door being mountable to a rack, the rack door comprising:
a first face, a second face opposing the first face, a first edge, and a second edge opposing the first edge, the rack door
configured near the first edge to mount to a front section of a rack such that the rack door may open and close with respect
to the rack;

a first PDU mount disposed on the first face for mounting a first PDU such that a first plurality of PDU power output sockets
are oriented toward the first edge;

a first open space disposed between the first PDU mount and the first edge and configured to allow access from the second
face through the rack door to each of the first plurality of PDU power output sockets when the first PDU is mounted.

US Pat. No. 9,750,133

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A printed circuit board comprising
a substrate having a trench between a first region and a second region, the first region being a region where a first package
is to be mounted, the second region being a region where a second package is to be mounted,

wherein the substrate has a first main surface and a second main surface, the first main surface being a surface on which
the first package is placed, the second main surface being positioned on a reverse side of the first main surface of the substrate,

the trench has an opening portion in the second main surface,
a depth of the trench from the second main surface is greater than half of a thickness of the substrate,
the trench does not reach the first main surface,
the substrate includes a conductor layer positioned near the first main surface and via which terminals of the first package
and terminals of the second package are electrically connected, and

the trench does not penetrate the conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,750,117

LIGHTING SYSTEM, LIGHTING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATION IN LIGHTING SYSTEM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a radio remote controller;
a relay; and
a lighting device including a light source, wherein:
the radio remote controller includes a command transmitter which wirelessly transmits a command that includes an instruction
to the lighting device and a command identifier having a value varied every time one command is transmitted,

the relay includes a relay receiver which receives the command and a relay transmitter which wirelessly transmits, using radio
waves, the command received by the relay receiver, and

the lighting device further includes:
a command receiver for receiving the command transmitted by each of the command transmitter included in the radio remote controller
and the relay transmitter included in the relay;

a storage; and
a control circuit which (a) controls the light source according to the instruction included in a received command that is
the command received by the command receiver and stores the command identifier included in the received command in the storage,
when the command identifier included in the received command does not match a command identifier stored in the storage, and
(b) discards the received command, when the command identifier included in the received command matches the command identifier
stored in the storage.

US Pat. No. 9,750,161

HEAT TRANSFER SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT STRUCTURES

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A heat transfer system comprising:
an aircraft panel comprising:
an upper skin;
a lower skin; and
a foam core disposed between the upper skin and the lower skin;
at least one heat conducting array extending through the foam core and between the upper skin and the lower skin, the at least
one heat conducting array defining at least one upper cap in contact with the upper skin, at least one lower cap, and a wall
portion extending between the at least one upper cap and the at least one lower cap, the at least one upper cap being disposed
proximate avionics; and

a heat conducting spreader disposed between the at least one lower cap of the at least one heat conducting array and the lower
skin of the aircraft panel,

where the heat conducting array is configured to dissipate heat from the avionics by transferring heat from the at least one
upper cap, through the wall portion, to the at least one lower cap, and to the heat conducting spreader, through the lower
skin.

US Pat. No. 9,750,151

ELECTROMECHANICAL ASSEMBLY WITH FLOATING TERMINAL HOLDING FEATURES

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. An electromechanical assembly, comprising:
a generally planar printed circuit board (PCB);
an electrical terminal electrically and mechanically connected to the PCB and projecting from a major surface of the PCB;
and

a housing formed of a dielectric material having a base portion and a terminal portion, wherein the terminal portion defines
a cavity and the electrical terminal is disposed within said cavity, wherein the terminal portion is disposed within a aperture
defined by the base portion, wherein the terminal portion is connected to the base portion by a first flexible beam extending
from a first side of the terminal portion, and wherein the terminal portion is further connected to the base portion by a
second flexible beam extending from a second side of the terminal portion opposite the first side.

US Pat. No. 9,750,055

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR SELECTING A D2D RADIO RESOURCE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

3. A device to be equipped in a user terminal that supports cellular communication and device-to-device (D2D) proximity service,
comprising:
a processor and a memory, the processor configured to execute processes of:
receiving first information from a base station, the first information indicating a D2D resource pool reserved from among
uplink radio resources of the cellular communication, wherein the uplink radio resources include physical random access channel
(PRACH) resources used for PRACH transmission;

receiving second information from the base station, the second information designating the PRACH resources;
selecting radio resources from among the D2D resource pool, the radio resources used for D2D transmission, wherein the processor
is configured to select the radio resources while avoiding selection of the PRACH resources; and

transmitting D2D signals to other user terminals using the selected radio resources, the D2D signals including a D2D discovery
signal used to discover a proximity user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,744,151

METHODS FOR PURIFYING TRANS-(?)-?9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL AND TRANS-(+)-?9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL

SVC Pharma LP, Spring Va...

1. A dosage form comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and an effective amount of a trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinol composition comprising at least 98.0% by weight of trans-(?)-?9-tetrahydrocannabinol based on the total weight of cannabinoids.

US Pat. No. 9,750,152

INTERNAL COMPONENT ARRANGEMENT WITHIN A HOUSING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A portable electronic device having a housing that includes a first component and a second component within the housing,
the portable electronic device comprising:
a retaining system, independent of the housing, that is configured to substantially maintain an amount of space between the
first component and the second component when an external force is applied to the housing;

a fastening feature disposed on a mounting surface of a side wall of the housing;
a clamping element disposed along an outside surface of the fastening feature, wherein the clamping element includes diametrically
opposed protrusions that exert a clamping force on the outside surface of the fastening feature; and

an electronic component coupled to the fastening feature such that a portion of the electronic component engages and compresses
the clamping element.

US Pat. No. 9,750,077

NETWORK CONNECTION OR DISCONNECTION FOR MOBILE DEVICES

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A communication device, comprising:
a Context ID check circuit to check a Context ID of a current default bearer in response to a disconnect command from a host;
and

an Access Point Name (APN) check circuit to check whether the host designated a particular APN in response to a connect command
from the host, if a particular APN is designated, compare the particular APN with an APN carried by the first default bearer
to determine whether a first default bearer is activated;

wherein the Context ID check circuit determines if a first default bearer is activated based on the current default bearer,
and releases a connection between the communication device and the host while maintaining the first default bearer online
if the first default bearer is activated.

US Pat. No. 9,750,073

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONCURRENT CALL AVOIDANCE

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...

1. A terminal device, comprising:
a state determining unit, comprising one or more processors and/or application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs), configured
to

determine period information of a transfer period, the period information designated to a specific application, wherein the
terminal device designates the transfer period to transfer one or more periodic messages, wherein the periodic messages are
to be repeatedly transferred to a server during the transfer period, and indicates whether to keep maintaining a session of
a data call related to the specific application,

set a detection period to detect a connection of a voice call, wherein the detection period is set, based on the determined
period information of the transfer period, to be an interval having a specific time predetermined prior to and shorter than
the transfer period, wherein the terminal device designates the periodic messages to notify the server of whether to keep
maintaining the session of the data call established between the terminal device and the server, and

determine, during the detection period, whether a current connection state is in a voice call connected state or whether the
current connection state is in a state of a data call connected state in order to thereby transfer one or more periodic messages
if the current connection state is not in the voice call connected state, and skip transferring any periodic messages indicating
whether to keep maintaining the session of the data call if the current connection state is in the voice call connected state;
and

an application interworking unit, comprising one or more processors and/or application-specific integrated circuits (ASICs),
configured to

determine, during the transfer period, whether the current connection state is the voice call connected state, and transfer
the periodic messages through the data call when the state determining unit determines that the current connection state is
in a state of the voice call connected state, and

skip transferring, at a further transfer period other than the transfer period corresponding to the period information, any
periodic messages indicating whether to keep maintaining the session of the data call related to the specific application,
when the state determining unit determines that the current connection state is in a state of the voice call connected state
during the session of the data call, in order to minimize simultaneously performing multiple radio access bearer connection.

US Pat. No. 9,750,132

CIRCUIT BOARD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A circuit board comprising:
a flexible board having a principal surface; and
a ground conductor provided in the flexible board, wherein,
the flexible board includes at least one elongated cut portion extending from an edge of the flexible board,
the flexible board is bent using the at least one elongated cut portion, so that the flexible board has a first portion and
a second portion at a different height from the first portion, and the ground conductor has a gap formed by the at least one
elongated cut portion, and

at least one ground terminal is provided on the ground conductor at a location adjacent an edge defining an open end of the
gap and positioned between the open end of the gap and a closed end of the gap, to electrically connect the circuit board
to a ground provided in an external circuit,

wherein the ground conductor and the at least one ground terminal are electrically connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,750,135

DUAL FACED ATCA BACKPLANE

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A system compatible for use with an Advanced Telecommunications Computing Architecture (ATCA) comprising:
a chassis comprising:
a first plurality of slots for receiving ATCA circuit boards;
a second plurality of slots for receiving circuit boards; and
a midplane having a front surface and a back surface, the midplane extending between the first plurality of slots and the
second plurality of slots, the midplane having a first plurality of connectors affixed to the front surface and having a second
plurality of connectors affixed to the back surface, each connector of the first and second plurality of connectors arranged
to accept a circuit board and used for data transport,

wherein the midplane forms an interconnection scheme such that one of the first plurality of slots is directly and operatively
connected to one of the second plurality of slots, such that the first plurality of connectors and the second plurality of
connectors access the midplane in a same substantially vertical column, and wherein the one of the first plurality of slots
and the one of the second plurality of slots extend in opposite directions from their respective connections on the midplane,

wherein the midplane is used for data transport between connectors of the second plurality of connectors and for data transport
between a connector of the first plurality of connectors and a connector of the second plurality of connectors when, of the
ATCA circuit boards and the circuit boards received by the first and second plurality of slots, only at least a portion of
the circuit boards received by the second plurality of slots include a switch fabric that is coupled to the midplane, and

wherein the first plurality of connectors comprises two first connectors and wherein the second plurality of connectors comprises
three second connectors, the two first connectors and three second connectors are configured to use a substantially similar
portion of the midplane as a standard ATCA configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,750,115

INTERFACE MODULE FOR POWERING WIRELESS USER INTERFACE THROUGH LIGHT SWITCH

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An interface module for replacing a light switch assembly in an electrical switch box, the electrical switch box including
an input wire coupled to a power source, an output wire coupled to a first lighting device, and at least one threaded bore,
the interface module comprising:
a housing positionable within the electrical switch box;
a first terminal mounted on the housing and configured to connect to the input wire;
a second terminal mounted on the housing and configured to connect to the output wire;
a first switch component positioned within the housing, the first switch component being coupled to the housing between the
first terminal and the second terminal and configured to activate and deactivate the first lighting device when the second
terminal is connected to the output wire;

a control configured to operate the first switch component;
a user interface configured to receive operating power from the power source through the first terminal when the first terminal
is connected to the input wire; and

a wireless transmitter coupled to the user interface and configured to transmit signals indicative of inputs received through
the user interface, the wireless transmitter being configured to receive operating power from the power source when the first
terminal is connected to the input wire.

US Pat. No. 9,748,654

ANTENNA SYSTEMS WITH PROXIMITY COUPLED ANNULAR RECTANGULAR PATCHES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

15. An antenna system comprising:
an active global positioning satellite antenna;
a passive antenna including a radiating patch element, an antenna ground plane spaced apart from the radiating patch element,
a feeding element electrically coupling to the radiating patch element, and at least two shorting elements electrically coupling
the radiating patch element to the antenna ground plane; and

an isolator next to the radiating patch element;
wherein the radiating patch element includes an outer perimeter that is substantially rectangular and an open interior portion
that is substantially rectangular;

wherein the feeding element includes a vertical transmission line and a horizontal feed patch, and the feeding element electrically
couples the radiating patch element to a feed point;

wherein the horizontal feed patch of the feeding element includes at least two L-shaped slots or at least two tapered L-shaped
slots configured to extend an electrical length of a high frequency band of the antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,750,147

POWER CONVERTER

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power converter comprising:
a power semiconductor module that converts DC current into AC current;
a casing that forms a housing space for housing the power semiconductor module;
an AC relay bus bar that is connected to an AC terminal of the power semiconductor module by weld connection; and
an AC terminal block that is connected to an AC terminal of a motor,
wherein the AC relay bus bar is supported by the casing through an insulating member,
wherein the AC terminal block is connected to the AC relay bus bar and supported by the casing,
wherein the AC relay bus bar forms a first through hole, and
wherein the AC terminal block is connected to the AC relay bus bar by a first fastening member passing through the first through
hole.

US Pat. No. 9,750,069

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, MOBILE STATION, COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A radio communication system comprising:
a first base station that operates a first cell;
a second base station that operates a second cell;
a core network including a mobility management apparatus and a data transfer apparatus; and
a mobile station, wherein
the first base station is configured to establish a first signaling bearer with the mobility management apparatus, establish
a second signaling bearer with the second base station, and to establish a signaling radio bearer with the mobile station
in the first cell,

the second base station is configured to establish the second signaling bearer with the first base station, establish a data
bearer with the data transfer apparatus, and to establish a data radio bearer with the mobile station in the second cell,

the first base station is further configured to transmit, to the second base station through the second signaling bearer,
configuration information to establish the data bearer and the data radio bearer in the second base station; and

the first base station is further configured to transmit, to the mobility management apparatus through the first signaling
bearer, an E-UTRAN Radio Access Bearer (E-RAB) indication including an address and a Tunnel Endpoint Identifier (TEID) of
the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,750,066

METHOD AND A NETWORK STRUCTURE FOR PROVIDING DEVICE CONNECTIVITY TO A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for establishing connectivity between each of at least two devices and a radio access network, wherein the at
least two devices are members of a group of devices within a wireless local network capable of establishing direct connections
with one another, the method comprising:
establishing a connection directly between a first device of the at least two devices and the radio access network, wherein
the connection directly between the first device and the radio access network utilizes connection information provided by
the radio access network to the first device; and

establishing a connection directly between a second device of the at least two devices and the radio access network using
the connection information provided by the radio access network to the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,750,072

MOBILE DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A mobile device having a phone function that establishes communication with a partner apparatus by carrying out wireless
communication with a base station using one of a plurality of wireless communication standards, the device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory storing instructions, which when executed by the processor, causes the mobile device to:
hold a correspondence table in which the plurality of wireless communication standards that can be used by the mobile device
are associated with corresponding numbers of connections with the partner apparatus;

specify a current wireless communication standard of the mobile device;
determine the number of connections corresponding to the specified wireless communication standard, based on the correspondence
table;

provide a screen for inputting an instruction as to whether or not to use the number of connections corresponding to the determined
wireless communication standard;

carry out communication with the partner apparatus using the determined number of connections when an instruction to use the
number of connections is input via the screen; and

carry out communication with the partner apparatus using a predetermined number of connections when an instruction not to
use the number of connections is input via the screen.

US Pat. No. 9,750,102

SWITCH CURRENT CONTROL TO SHAPE INPUT CURRENT

Power Integrations, Inc.,...

1. A controller for use in a power converter, comprising:
a first edge detection circuit coupled to receive a first input sense signal representative of an input of the power converter
coupled to a dimmer circuit, wherein the first edge detection circuit is coupled to generate a first edge detection signal
in response to the first input sense signal;

a shaping circuit coupled to receive the first edge detection signal from the first edge detection circuit, wherein the shaping
circuit is coupled to generate a first shape signal in response to the first edge detection signal;

a drive circuit coupled to receive the first shape signal from the shaping circuit and a feedback signal representative of
an output of the power converter, wherein the drive circuit is coupled to generate a drive signal in response to the feedback
signal to control switching of a power switch of the power converter to control a transfer of energy from the input of the
power converter to the output of the converter, wherein the drive circuit is further coupled to switch the power switch in
a first higher current mode to increase a current through the power switch for a first duration in response to the first shape
signal; and

a second edge detection circuit coupled to receive the first input sense signal, wherein the second edge detection circuit
is coupled to generate a second edge detection signal in response to the first input sense signal,

wherein the shaping circuit is further coupled to receive the second edge detection signal from the second edge detection
circuit, wherein the shaping circuit is coupled to generate a second shape signal in response to the second edge detection
signal, and

wherein the drive circuit is further coupled to receive the second shape signal from the shaping circuit, wherein the drive
circuit is further coupled to switch the power switch in a second higher current mode for a second duration in response to
the second shape signal.

US Pat. No. 9,750,083

ENERGY EFFICIENT METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A WIRELESS SENSOR NETWORK AND AN INDUSTRIAL CONTROL SYSTEM

ABB Research Ltd., Zuric...

1. A method for communication between a device node of a wireless sensor network and control equipment of an industrial control
system, said network comprising a plurality of said device nodes and a gateway, said method comprising
receiving a data packet from a said device node of said network, said data packet including at least one encrypted part,
examining said received data packet received at the gateway from a said device node in said network and checking for presence
of at least one indicator for data packet aggregation indicating an aggregated data packet,

reconstructing, on finding at least one data packet aggregation indicator, a first data packet included in the aggregated
data packet by

a) retrieving a source address of the first data packet, and retrieving a decryption key associated with the source address,
b) extracting data from the first data packet, and decrypting using said decryption key one or more encrypted data parts of
the first data packet, and

transmitting the reconstructed first data packet to the industrial control system.

US Pat. No. 9,750,129

ABSORBING TERMINATION IN AN INTERCONNECT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) comprising at least one transmission line to route an electrical signal within the PCB, wherein
at least one end of the transmission line reaches a surface of the PCB, to couple with a connecting component that comprises
a connector slot disposed on the surface of the PCB; and

a connecting element inserted in the connector slot, wherein at least a surface of the connecting element that faces the connector
slot is covered with an absorbing material in direct contact with electrical contacts comprising at least a portion of the
connector slot, to at least partially absorb a portion of the electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 9,750,068

VIRTUALIZED PHYSICAL LAYER ADAPTED FOR EHF CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION

KEYSSA, INC., Campbell, ...

1. A method of communicating between electronic devices over an EHF contactless communications link, at least one device having
a host system comprising a Physical Layer (PHY) and a first Standards-based Data Link Layer (LINK) and an EHF contactless
HAT IC comprising at least one transceiver (EHF-XCVR) and capable of communicating over the EHF contactless communications
link, the method comprising:
receiving a data stream operating according to specifications of the first LINK;
translating the data stream such that it operates according to specifications of a contactless link-based Link Layer (cLINK)
existing within the PHY and specifications of a contactless Physical Layer (Host-cPHY) existing within the PHY, wherein the
Host-cPHY implements interface specifications and medium requirements for sending and receiving signals over the EHF contactless
link via the EHF contactless EHF IC, and wherein the cLINK couples the first LINK with the Host-cPHY; and

contactlessly transmitting the translated data stream via the at least one EHF-XCVR.

US Pat. No. 9,750,130

PRINTED WIRING BOARD, INFORMATION COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A printed wiring board comprising:
a differential transmission line that has a first wiring and a second wiring,
wherein the first wiring has
a plurality of first linear portions that are formed of a linear wiring and
a first bypass portion that is connected to the plurality of first linear portions and includes a linear wiring extending
in a direction intersecting a first direction in which the first linear portions extend,

wherein the second wiring has
a plurality of second linear portions that are formed of a linear wiring and
a second bypass portion that is connected to the plurality of second linear portions and includes a curved wiring extending
in a direction intersecting a second direction in which the second linear portions extend,

wherein the first direction and the second direction are substantially parallel,
wherein the first bypass portion and the second bypass portion protrude on the same side with respect to the first linear
portions and the second linear portions, and

wherein a region in which the first bypass portion is provided and a region in which the second bypass portion is provided
are at least partially overlapped in the first direction and the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,750,063

CONNECTION SETUP METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A connection setup method, comprising:
sending information about to-be-provided connection request resources to a user equipment (UE) set;
receiving a connection request message that is sent on a selected connection request resource by one UE in the user equipment
set, wherein based on a set algorithm, a mapping relationship exists between the selected connection request resource and
a first information segment of a radio resource control connection request of the UE;

acquiring the first information segment of the radio resource control connection request of the UE according to the selected
connection request resource and the mapping relationship, wherein the acquiring the first information segment of the radio
resource control connection request of the UE according to the selected connection request resource and the mapping relationship
comprises:

converting, based on the mapping relationship, an identifier of the selected connection request resource to at least one of
an identifier of the UE, a connection reason, a device type, a connection service type, and a destination node address;

sending, to the UE, resource scheduling information that is generated according to a scheduling policy and used for the UE
to send a radio resource control connection request message;

receiving the radio resource control connection request message that is sent, by the UE, on a radio resource that corresponds
to the resource scheduling information, wherein the radio resource control connection request message carries a second information
segment of the radio resource control connection request of the UE; and

determining radio resource control connection request information of the UE according to the first information segment of
the radio resource control connection request and the second information segment of the radio resource control connection
request,

wherein the connection request resource is a common scheduling request resource or a random access resource,
if the connection request resource is a common scheduling request resource, before the sending information about to-be-provided
connection request resources to a UE set, further comprising:

assigning uplink time synchronization information to the UE, so that the UE achieves uplink time synchronization before sending
the radio resource control connection request message.

US Pat. No. 9,749,161

FIXED-POINT CONJUGATE GRADIENT DIGITAL PRE-DISTORTION (DPD) ADAPTATION

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method for predistorting an input signal, comprising:
receiving, at an input of a digital predistortion actuator, a first input signal comprising a plurality of input signal samples
to be transmitted over a non-linear electronic device;

applying, at the digital predistortion actuator, a memory polynomial comprising a first set of pre-equalizing filtering coefficients
to generate a first pre-distorted input signal which is provided to the non-linear electronic device to produce an output
signal;

computing, at a digital predistortion adapter, a second set of pre-equalizing filtering coefficients with an iterative fixed-point
conjugate gradient method by:

generating an initialized set of conjugate gradient parameters based on N received digital samples of the first pre-distorted
input signal and N received digital samples captured from the output signal by defining an initial solution u=u_init for the
second set of pre-equalizing filtering coefficients and initializing an initial output value b=average(z(0)·A·y(0)), an initial
search direction value v=b?A·u, an initial residual value r=v, and an initial residual magnitude value ?=v?·v, where z(0)
is a first output signal value, A is a covariance matrix, and y(0) is a first pre-distorted input signal value,

computing one or more scalar conjugate gradient parameters having a dynamic range that is suitable for fixed-point arithmetic,
and

processing the initialized set of conjugate gradient parameters and the one or more scalar conjugate gradient parameters to
update selected conjugate gradient parameters, thereby generating the second set of pre-equalizing filtering coefficients;
and

updating the first set of pre-equalizing filtering coefficients with the second set of pre-equalizing filtering coefficients
to adaptively modify the memory polynomial applied at the digital predistortion actuator to generate a second pre-distorted
input signal which is provided to the non-linear electronic device to produce the output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,750,144

CONNECTING SYSTEM OF MULTI-SECTION HOUSING AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THAT CONNECTING SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A connecting system of a multi-section housing which is divided into first to fourth housing sections which are superposed
in that order to form a multi-section housing which can be spread open to form a single flat surface, comprising:
first connecting devices which are arranged between the first and second housing sections and between the third and fourth
housing sections, and

second connecting devices which are arranged between the first and fourth housing sections and between the second and third
housing sections, wherein

the first connecting devices including:
fastening parts which are fastened to the first and fourth housing sections at one end sides, and
slide-and-rotate parts which stick out from the first and fourth housing sections, which enable the first and fourth housing
sections to slide from the states superposed over the second and third housing sections, then enable the first and fourth
housing sections to be rotated with respect to the second and third housing sections by respectively 180 degrees to form a
flat surface at other end sides, wherein

the second and third housing sections have arm parts which hold the slide-and-rotate parts in the state where the first to
fourth housing sections are superposed,

the second connecting devices including:
first hinges which connect single end faces of the second and third housing sections, and
second hinges which connect end faces of the first and fourth housing sections at opposite sides to the end faces of the first
hinge sides, wherein

the first connecting devices are used to make the second and third housing sections slide with respect to the first and fourth
housing sections, in the fully slid state, the first connecting devices are used to make the first and fourth housing sections
rotate with respect to the second and third housing sections while the second connecting devices are used to make end faces
of the second and third housing sections and end faces of the first and fourth housing sections approach each other, and,
when the first and fourth housing sections finish being rotated with respect to the second and third housing sections, the
end faces of the second and third housing sections and the end faces of the first and fourth housing sections abut against
each other to thereby form a single flat surface.

US Pat. No. 9,750,156

DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF CABLING IN DATA CENTER ENVIRONMENTS

DROP POINT SYSTEMS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a conduit unit comprising a first level, a second level, and an articulated conduit;
wherein each of the first level and the second level comprises
a plurality of openings in a first surface of the conduit unit and a plurality of openings in a second surface of the conduit
unit that is opposite the first surface, wherein the plurality of openings in each of the first surface and the second surface
are arranged in a row parallel to a first axis, and wherein each of the plurality of openings in the first surface is opposite
to exactly one of the plurality of openings in the second surface,

a plurality of main conduits between the first surface and the second surface, wherein each of the plurality of main conduits
comprises a through passage for one or more cables, wherein each of the plurality of main conduits is parallel to each of
the other plurality of main conduits, and wherein each of the plurality of main conduits is angled with respect to a second
axis that intersects both the first surface and the second surface and that is orthogonal to the first axis, such that each
of the plurality of main conduits connects one of the plurality of openings in the first surface to one of the plurality of
openings in the second surface that is adjacent within its row to the one opening in the second surface that is opposite to
that one opening in the first surface, and

a divergent conduit that connects one of the plurality of openings in one of the first surface or the second surface to an
opening in a third surface of the conduit unit, wherein the third surface is orthogonal to and extends between the first surface
and the second surface; and

wherein the articulated conduit connects one of the plurality of openings in one of the first surface or the second surface
to an opening in the other one of the first surface or the second surface of the other one of the first level or the second
level of the conduit unit, wherein the articulated conduit is angled with respect to a third axis that is orthogonal to the
first axis and the second axis.

US Pat. No. 9,750,081

DIRECT DATA TRANSFER AMONG COMMUNICATION DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A first communication device for transferring data among communication devices, the first communication device comprising
a processor, a memory, and program instructions stored in the memory for execution by the processor, the program instructions
configured to:
receive, from a second communication device, data to be transferred and conditions defining a range of data transfer, wherein
the conditions defining the range of data transfer include a maximum distance for the data to be transmitted, wherein the
maximum distance is defined by a length, and wherein the conditions defining the range of data transfer further include a
data transfer area within which the data is permitted to be transferred, wherein the data transfer area is defined by a user
selection on a map, wherein the map is a geographic view of the data transfer area displayed on a user interface of the second
communication device;

determine whether a third communication device satisfies the conditions defining the range of data transfer; and
on condition that the third communication device is determined to have satisfied the conditions, directly transfer, by the
first communication device, the data and the conditions to the third communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,748,809

STATOR WINDING HEAT SINK CONFIGURATION

AeroVironment, Inc., Mon...

1. A motor comprising:
a) a rotor; and
b) a stator comprising:
i) front cooling fins thermally coupled to a front of the stator;
ii) rear cooling fins thermally coupled to a rear portion of the stator;
iii) a winding between the front and rear cooling fins;
iv) a front stator yoke mounted onto a front distal end of the winding, the front cooling fins being mounted to the front
stator yoke; and

v) wherein the stator comprises a generally circular configuration disposed about a central axis defining the generally circular
configuration, and wherein the front of the stator is spaced apart from the rear portion of the stator along the central axis.

US Pat. No. 9,750,101

VOLTAGE BOOST DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR LED BACKLIGHT AND LCD DEVICE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A voltage boost driving circuit for LED backlight, comprising:
a first power input port;
a second power input port;
a LED light bar;
a positive boost circuit configured for providing a positive voltage to a positive pole of the LED light bar;
a negative boost circuit configured for providing a negative voltage to a negative pole of the LED light bar; and
a luminance controlling circuit configured for controlling the luminance of the LED light bar, wherein:
the first power input port and the second power input port are respectively connected to the positive pole and negative pole
of an external power supply; the positive boost circuit is connected between the first power input port and the positive pole
of the LED light bar; the second power input port is connected to the ground; the negative boost circuit is connected to the
positive boost circuit via the luminance controlling circuit, an output port of the negative boost circuit is connected to
the negative pole of the LED light bar; wherein the positive boost circuit comprises a first coupling inductor; the negative
boost circuit comprises a second coupling inductor; wherein the first coupling inductor and the second coupling inductor are
respectively a primary coil and a secondary coil of a transformer, a first end of the first coupling inductor corresponds
to a synonym end of the primary coil, a second end of the first coupling inductor corresponds to a homonym end of the primary
coil, a first end of the second coupling inductor corresponds to a homonym end of the secondary coil, and a second end of
the second coupling inductor corresponds to a synonym end of the secondary coil.

US Pat. No. 9,750,061

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS MOBILITY PROTOCOL FOR HIGHLY DIRECTIONAL ANTENNAS WITH NETWORK TOPOLOGY AWARENESS

Redline Communications, I...

1. A method performed by a subscriber station for selecting one of a plurality of sector controllers in a wireless communications
network, the method comprising:
receiving a network topology data set from one of the plurality of sector controllers, the network topology data set comprising
network settings corresponding to the plurality of sector controllers;

based on the settings, selecting one of the plurality of sector controllers; and
utilizing the settings to communicate with the selected one of the plurality of sector controllers;
wherein selecting one of the plurality of sector controllers further comprises utilizing GPS data associated with the subscriber
station.

US Pat. No. 9,750,064

SCHEMES FOR PROVIDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

EMPIRE TECHNOLOGY DEVELOP...

1. A method to connect a mobile device to a network, the method comprising:
determining whether there is an authenticated Wi-Fi access point that is accessible to the mobile device through a local wireless
communication protocol;

when determined that there is the authenticated Wi-Fi access point that is accessible to the mobile device through the local
wireless communication protocol, instructing the mobile device to connect to a Wi-Fi network provided by the authenticated
Wi-Fi access point;

when determined that there is no authenticated Wi-Fi access point that is accessible to the mobile device through the local
wireless communication protocol, determining whether there is a non-authenticated Wi-Fi access point whose capacity is over
a predetermined value and that is accessible to the mobile device through a local wireless communication protocol;

when determined that there is the non-authenticated Wi-Fi access point whose capacity is over the predetermined value and
that is accessible to the mobile device through the local wireless communication protocol, instructing the mobile device to
connect to a Wi-Fi network provided by the non-authenticated Wi-Fi access point whose capacity is over the predetermined value;
and

instructing the mobile device to disable uplink transmission from the mobile device to the authenticated Wi-Fi access point
or the non-authenticated Wi-Fi access point.

US Pat. No. 9,749,382

SYSTEMS FOR MEDIA POLICY DECISION AND CONTROL AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A system for use in a network connected to the Internet that provides streaming media in a plurality of media sessions
between a media source connected to the Internet and a corresponding plurality of client devices connected to network, the
system comprising:
at least one computer processor;
at least one network interface under the control of the at least one computer processor; and
at least one memory, comprising:
computer-executable instructions for implementing a policy repository, wherein the instructions for implementing the policy
repository, when executed by the at least one computer processor, cause the at least one computer processor to store a plurality
of media-centric policies;

computer-executable instructions for implementing a media policy decision point, coupled to the network and the policy repository,
wherein the instructions for implementing the media policy decision point, when executed by the at least one computer processor,
cause the at least one computer processor to:

receive media session data corresponding to one of the plurality of media sessions;
determine a plurality of media session and non-media session attributes, based on the media session data;
evaluate a plurality of media-centric policies;
determine, based on evaluation of the plurality of media-centric policies, a proper subset of the plurality of media-centric
policies that apply to the one of the plurality of media sessions, wherein each of the plurality of media-centric policies
include a rule that includes a logical expression that defines when the rule is satisfied and an action, associated with the
rule; and

distinguish between attributes of the plurality of media session attributes that include a plurality of session-static attributes
versus attributes of the plurality of media session attributes that include a plurality of session-dynamic attributes; and

computer-executable instructions for implementing a media policy enforcement point, coupled to the network and to the media
policy decision point, wherein the instructions for implementing the media policy enforcement point, when executed by the
at least one computer processor, cause the at least one computer processor to enforce the proper subset of the plurality of
media-centric policies to control the one of the plurality of media sessions based on changes in the at least one of the media
session attributes and the outcome of the distinguishing between the attributes.

US Pat. No. 9,750,108

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) TORCHIERE LAMP WITH OVERHEAT AND OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION FUNCTIONS

MODERN HOME LIGHTING INC....

1. An Light Emitting Diode (LED) torchiere lamp with overheat and overvoltage protection functions, comprising:
a high-voltage rectifying circuit, wherein the high-voltage rectifying circuit rectifies high-voltage alternating current
as high-voltage direct current; and

an Integrated Circuit (IC) drive circuit, wherein one or plural IC drive circuits is configured depending upon a quantity
of a loaded chip LED lamps,

wherein the high-voltage rectifying circuit is connected with the IC drive circuit without using a conventional transformer
or an electrolytic capacitor,

wherein constant current is provided to the LED lamp through the high-voltage rectifying circuit and the IC drive circuit,
wherein when a temperature of the LED lamp exceeds a set temperature, a voltage of the LED lamp is dropped and a current in
the LED lamp is decreased to cool the LED lamp to reduce brightness, and

wherein the IC drive circuit is built in with an electronic switching circuit, an analog light dimmer circuit, and a Pulse
Width Modulation (PWM) light dimmer circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,750,090

COOKING APPARATUS

Electrolux Professional S...

1. A cooking apparatus (1) comprising:
a base (7) comprising a lower heater (2) defining a bottom cooking surface (4) where a foodstuff (F) to be cooked can be positioned,

a cover (8) closable onto the base (7) and comprising an upper heater (3) defining a top cooking surface (5), the cover (8) further comprising a lifting system (16) for moving the upper heater (3) to and from the lower heater (2) when the cover (8) is closed onto the base (7),

an adjustable valve for venting a cooking space between the bottom and top cooking surfaces (4, 5), said adjustable valve comprising a through hole (20) formed in said cover (8),

a database (103) storing a plurality of selectable cooking programs each including one or more cooking phases, wherein each cooking phase
is associated with corresponding cooking parameters including a temperature of the upper heater (3) and a distance (d) of the top cooking surface (5) from the bottom cooking surface (4), and

a controller (18) configured to control the operations of the lifting system (16) and the upper heater (3) based on the cooking parameters associated with a selected program.

US Pat. No. 9,750,114

LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM RESPONSIVE TO AMBIENT LIGHTING CONDITIONS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An illumination system for illuminating a workspace near a display, the system comprising:
an illumination controller;
an electronic sensor located proximate to the display;
a plurality of luminaires;
a communication network transmitting signals between the illumination controller and the electronic sensor, and between the
illumination controller and the plurality of luminaires;

wherein the illumination controller is configured to:
discover the electronic sensor located proximate to the display,
receive a signal representing a reading from the electronic sensor representative of the illumination onto the display to
which the electronic sensor is proximate,

sense orientation or location of the display based on the reading from the electronic sensor,
discover at least one luminaire of the plurality of luminaires in proximity to the electronic sensor and map the electronic
sensor with one or more luminaires of the plurality of luminaires,

send a command to the plurality of luminaires to adjust the illumination of the workspace and to adjust the illumination on
the display based at least in part on a comparison of the sensed orientation or sensed location of the display with a user's
preference.

US Pat. No. 9,750,134

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH MULTILAYER SUB-AREAS IN SECTIONS

1. A printed circuit board with multilayer subareas in sections, characterized in that:
at least one externally disposed conducting foil is provided,
a dielectric insulating layer attached to a subarea on an inside of the externally disposed conducting foil which inside of
the conducting foil is opposite to the externally disposed side of the conducting foil,

conducting paths attached to an inside surface of the dielectric insulating layer such that the dielectric insulating layer
is arranged between the externally disposed conducting foil and the internal conducting paths,

at least one prepreg layer attached to at least the exposed portions of the inside of the externally disposed conducting foil,
the insulating layer, and the conducting paths, and being further attached at an opposite side with a further printed circuit
board structure having at least a second externally disposed conducting foil attached thereto such that the prepreg is at
least attached to at least an exposed portion of the inside of the second externally disposed conducting foil.

US Pat. No. 9,750,125

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising a power supply module including:
a wind tunnel structure including two power supply substrates with different voltage levels and insulation members forming
two faces of the wind tunnel structure other than faces formed by the power supply substrates, each of the power supply substrates
having a cooling unit mounted on only one of surfaces thereof, the power supply substrates being opposed with the cooling
units adjacent to each other; and

another wind tunnel arranged in a downstream of the wind tunnel structure,
wherein the two power supply substrates are electrically connected to each other via a transformer and a capacitor arranged
in the other wind tunnel.

US Pat. No. 9,747,361

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GROUPING AN UNBOUNDED DATASET INTO GROUPS THAT CAN BE SUBSEQUENTLY BINNED

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A computer system to group a data set, comprising:
a memory configured to store instructions;
a processor disposed in communication with said memory, wherein said processor upon execution of the instructions is configured
to:

access a data set including a plurality of data elements; and
associate the plurality of data elements with a plurality of data groups, the data set being assignable to a plurality of
bins that are grouped differently than the plurality of data groups, assignment of the data set to the plurality of bins being
performed by accessing the plurality of data groups without accessing the data set or the plurality of data elements, and
accessing each of the plurality of data elements in the data set a single time such that for each data element accessed, associating
the data element to a selected data group of the plurality of data groups based on whether a value associated with the data
element is inclusively between minimum and maximum values associated with the selected data group.

US Pat. No. 9,750,098

MULTI-VOLTAGE AND MULTI-BRIGHTNESS LED LIGHTING DEVICES AND METHODS OF USING SAME

LUNK LABS, INC., Elgin, ...

1. An LED lighting device comprising:
at least two LED circuits;
at least three voltage input electrical contacts, wherein
a first voltage input electrical contact connected to both of the at least two LED circuits,
a second voltage input electrical contact is connected to a first of the at least two LED circuits, and
a third voltage input electrical contact is connected to a second of the at least two circuits, wherein each of the at least
two LED circuits include plurality of LEDs and the at least three voltage input electrical contacts are arranged such that

the first voltage input electrical contact is connected to a cathode of one of the plurality of LEDs in both of the at least
two LED circuits;

the second voltage input electrical contact is connected to an anode of one of the plurality of LEDs in the first of the at
least two LED circuits; and

the third voltage input electrical contact is connected to an anode of one of the plurality of LEDs in the second of the at
least two LED circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,750,092

POWER MANAGEMENT OF AN LED-BASED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. An LED based lighting system comprising:
an LED based light engine comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes electrically coupled in series;
a controlled current power supply (CCPS) having an input node and an output node, wherein the LED based light engine is electrically
coupled to the output node of the CCPS, wherein the CCPS is configured to receive electrical power on the input node of the
CCPS and provide electrical power to the LED based light engine on the output node of the CCPS; and

a controlled voltage power supply (CVPS) having an input node and an output node, wherein the input node of the CCPS is electrically
coupled to the output node of the CVPS, the CVPS configured to receive electrical power on the input node of the CVPS and
provide the electrical power to the CCPS on the output node of the CVPS, the CVPS configured to:

receive an indication of a first voltage at the input node of the CCPS;
determine a second voltage at the output node of the CVPS;
determine a difference between the second voltage at the output node of the CVPS and the first voltage at the input node of
the CCPS; and

provide a third voltage at the output node of the CVPS based on the difference.

US Pat. No. 9,750,071

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE CONNECTIONS OVER DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACCESS IN 3GPP SYSTEMS

Marvell International Ltd...

5. The method of claim 3, wherein the second plurality of packets is included in the second flow of packets.

US Pat. No. 9,750,121

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electr...

1. A power supply apparatus that outputs an alternating-current voltage to a plasma generator being a capacitive load including
a plurality of discharge cells connected to one another, said power supply apparatus comprising:
an inverter that converts direct-current electric power to alternating-current electric power; and
a transformer located between said inverter and said plasma generator, wherein
a transformer inductance value obtained by combining a magnetizing inductance and a leakage inductance is set such that said
transformer inductance value corresponds to a capacitance value which is a load of said plasma generator,

said power supply apparatus is operated at a working frequency within a resonance frequency range which is obtained by a resonance
frequency expression defined by combining said transformer inductance value and said capacitance value, and

said transformer is set such that said magnetizing inductance is more than five times as great as said leakage inductance,
and said transformer is set such that a calculated inductance value calculated by applying said capacitance value and said
working frequency into said resonance frequency expression is given as said transformer inductance value.

US Pat. No. 9,750,105

LED STRUCTURE WITH QUASI-CONTINUOUS SPECTRUM AND METHOD OF ILLUMINATION

1. A LED structure comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of optically independent light emission areas on substrate;
a light emitting semiconductor source of a first type mounted in part of the emission area(s);
a light emitting semiconductor source of a second type mounted in part of the emission area(s);
a wavelength conversion material of the first type formed on the top of the said first type of light emitting semiconductor
sources; and

a wavelength conversion material of the second type formed on the top of the said second type of light emitting semiconductor
sources
wherein:
at least one of the light emission areas has a dual layer structure formed of two wavelength conversion materials layered
upon each other;

the upper wavelength conversion layer has excitation maximum between 415 and 435 nm and emission maximum between 620 and 640
nm and full width half maximum of 50 nm;

the lower wavelength conversion layer has excitation maximum between 430 and 450 nm and emission maximum between 650 and 670
nm and full width half maximum of 50 nm; and

the light emission area has a set of light emitting components between 415 and 435 nm and between 430 and 450 nm beneath the
wavelength conversion material layers.

US Pat. No. 9,750,109

DETECTION OF A HAZARD CONDITION OF A LOAD

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. An electrical circuit for detection of a short circuit or overvoltage or both condition(s) of a load, comprising:
a power source delivering a gapped electrical power supply which is a regulated current that is time-modulated such that the
electrical power is supplied intermittently in a first time interval of constant current amplitude whereas no electrical current
is supplied in a second time interval following the first interval,

terminals for said load between which the short circuit or overvoltage or both condition(s) are to be detected,
a disabling element connected to at least one of said terminals to disable said load,
a monitoring circuit connected to monitor a voltage or current magnitude at least one of said terminals to detect the short
circuit or overvoltage or both condition(s),

said monitoring circuit comprising a maximum or minimum value detector to deliver a maximum or minimum value of said voltage
or current magnitude over a time at least longer than the second time interval in the power supply, such that said monitoring
circuit is disposed to monitor said maximum or minimum value over the time to detect the short circuit or overvoltage or both
condition(s), and

wherein said monitoring circuit is connected to activate said disabling element when the short circuit or overvoltage or both
condition(s) are detected.

US Pat. No. 9,750,122

COMPACT PARTICLE ACCELERATOR

1. A compact particle accelerator comprising:
an input portion configured to receive power to produce particles for acceleration, the input portion comprising a first switch;
a vacuum tube configured to receive particles produced from the input portion at a first end;
a plurality of wafers operatively coupled to the input portion and positioned serially along the vacuum tube, each of the
plurality of wafers comprising a dielectric and a varistor, wherein each of the plurality of wafers are configured to further
accelerate the particles in the vacuum tube;

a beam shaper, operatively coupled to a second end of the vacuum tube, wherein the beam shaper is configured to shape the
particles accelerated by the plurality of wafers into a beam; and

an output portion for outputting the beam.

US Pat. No. 9,750,104

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING A BI-LEVEL LIGHTING SYSTEM TO A DIMMABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM

ABL IP HOLDING, LLC, Con...

1. A dimming controller comprising:
a voltage input connectable to a Class 1 power conductor configured to provide an AC voltage;
a first output connectable to a first Class 1 conductor;
a second output connectable to a second Class 1 conductor; and
a dimming signal generator having a voltage reference coupled to the second output and having a dimming signal output coupled
to the first output, the dimming signal generator operative to provide a dimming signal indicative of a dimming light level
at the dimming signal output, the dimming signal referenced to an AC voltage received at the voltage input.

US Pat. No. 9,750,089

COOKING DEVICE WITH A PREDETERMINED PARAMETER, PROGRAM AND/OR MODE OF OPERATION

1. A cooking device, comprising:
a locating system that automatically detects a geographic location of the cooking device;
a control or regulating unit that controls an environmental cooking condition inside the cooking device;
a control element communicatively connected to the locating system and to the control or regulating unit, wherein the control
element comprises:

a modification function input device; and
a confirmation or storage function input device,
wherein the control or regulating unit implements a cooking program or cooking mode of operation using a cooking parameter
that is automatically preset based on (1) the cooking program or cooking mode of operation and (2) the geographic location
of the cooking device, wherein the value of the cooking parameter defines an environmental cooking condition inside the cooking
device for the cooking program or cooking mode of operation,

wherein the control element receives information from the locating system regarding the geographic location of the cooking
device and automatically presets the cooking parameter by setting the value of the cooking parameter based on the geographic
location of the cooking device and the cooking program or cooking mode of operation,

wherein the modification function input device is operable by an operator of the cooking device to modify the preset cooking
parameter,

wherein the confirmation or storage function input device is operable by the operator of the cooking device to affirmatively
confirm, accept, or store the preset or modified cooking parameter during a predetermined time period, and

wherein the cooking device automatically confirms, accepts, or stores the preset or modified cooking parameter if the predetermined
time period has elapsed and the operator has not operated the confirmation or storage function input device with regard to
the preset or modified cooking parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,750,078

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR MOVING VEHICLES

ICOMERA AB, Gothenburg (...

1. A wireless communication system for a train, comprising:
at least one router in the train for receiving and transmitting wireless voice communication and data communication to and
from a stationary communication server outside the train through an exterior mobile network;

at least two antennas, arranged externally on the train and connected to the at least one router; and
a plurality of femtocells, provided within the train and being connected to one of said at least one router, for wireless
transferring of wireless voice communication and data communication between mobile terminals within the train and said at
least one router, wherein said plurality of femtocells are controlled by a femtocell controller directly or indirectly connected
to the stationary communication server outside the train, wherein the train comprises a plurality of carriages, and wherein
each of the plurality of carriages is provided with at least one of said plurality of femtocells.

US Pat. No. 9,746,276

CROSSBOW ASSEMBLY

Bear Archery, Inc., Evan...

1. A crossbow assembly, comprising:
a rail and stock assembly;
a crosspiece with a center portion mounted perpendicular to said rail and stock assembly, said crosspiece having a pair of
lateral wings extending to limb mounting portions, wherein said crosspiece defines a pair of openings adjacent said limb mounting
portions;

a pair of limbs extending from said limb mounting portions;
a rail insert arranged internally in said rail and stock assembly; and
a pair of bracing struts extending rearward from said lateral wings, wherein forward ends of said bracing struts are received
in said pair of openings and wherein rearward ends of said bracing struts are anchored to said rail insert.

US Pat. No. 9,750,025

RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a first data rate value, the first data rate value assigned to a first client wirelessly coupled to a first access
point in a mesh network of multiple wirelessly interconnected access points;

receiving a second data rate value, the second data rate value assigned to a second client wirelessly coupled to a second
access point in the mesh network of multiple wirelessly interconnected access points, the first access point operable to wirelessly
communicate with both the first client and the second access point; and

allocating use of wireless bandwidth amongst the wirelessly interconnected access points in the mesh network in accordance
with the first data rate value and the second data rate value;

the method further comprising:
receiving notification of a fault condition in the mesh network; and
in response to the fault condition, adjusting an amount of the wireless bandwidth assigned to the multiple interconnected
access points to circumvent a location where the fault condition occurs in the mesh network.

US Pat. No. 9,748,971

ANALOGUE-TO-DIGITAL CONVERTER

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. An analogue to digital converter for converting an analogue input signal into a corresponding digital output signal comprising:
a first time encoding converter for receiving said analogue input signal and outputting a time encoded signal based on said
analogue input signal and a first conversion gain setting, wherein the time encoded signal encodes the analogue input signal
by the timing of signal transitions that can vary continuously in time,

a first time decoding convertor for receiving said time encoded signal and outputting said output digital signal based on
said time encoded signal and a second conversion gain setting; and

a gain allocation block for generating the said first and second conversion gain settings based on the time encoded signal;
wherein the first time encoding converter is configured to encode the analogue input signal by the duration of pulse defined
by a first signal transition and a second signal transition.

US Pat. No. 9,750,111

INTEGRATED CONTROL CIRCUIT WITH COMBINED TEMPERATURE AND PRESENCE DETECTION

1. Integrated control circuit for an operating circuit for lighting means, the integrated control circuit having:
at least one output for supplying a signal controlling a switch of the operating circuit, in particular controlling directly
or indirectly a dimming level of a lighting means, and

a common input arranged for being supplied with an electrical signal indicative of a combination of a temperature indicating
signal and a presence indicating signal, wherein the electrical signal is voltage or current,

the integrated control circuit being designed to adjust the switch control signal as a function of the electrical signal at
the common input,

wherein the integrated control circuit is configured to evaluate a value of the electrical signal received at the common input,
when, or as long as the value of the electrical signal exceeds or falls below a specific threshold value, or when, and as
long as the value of the electrical signal exceeds or falls below the specific threshold value, wherein the value of the electrical
signal is a value of the voltage or a value of the current.

US Pat. No. 9,747,922

SOUND SIGNAL PROCESSING METHOD, AND SOUND SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH THE APPARATUS

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A sound signal processing apparatus comprising:
a spatial filter configured to obtain a filtered signal including a target signal by spatial filtering an input signal; and
a mask applier configured to obtain an output signal by applying a mask, obtained by using a spatial selectivity between the
target signal and a noise of the target signal, to the filtered signal.

US Pat. No. 9,749,457

PROVISIONING INTERFACES FOR ACCESSING VIRTUAL PRIVATE BRANCH EXCHANGE SERVICES THROUGH A MOBILE DEVICE

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method comprising:
configuring a placeholder virtual private branch exchange (vPBX) account that is not activated or associated with any user,
wherein configuring the placeholder vPBX account comprises associating the placeholder virtual PBX account with a subset of
pre-provisioned vPBX services;

providing, for presentation on a mobile device, a user interface for activating a vPBX account on the mobile device; and
while the user interface for activating a vPBX account is presented on the mobile device:
receiving, through the user interface, a request to activate a new vPBX account on the mobile device, and
activating, by associating an identifier for the new vPBX account with the placeholder vPBX account that had previously not
been activated or associated with any user, the new vPBX account on the mobile device and provisioning the new vPBX account
with the pre-provisioned vPBX services to enable the pre-provisioned vPBX services to be used on the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,749,386

BEHAVIOR-DRIVEN SERVICE QUALITY MANAGER

RingCentral, Inc, Belmon...

1. A method for improving communications among devices in a system comprising at least some of the devices having one or more
sensors and stored correlations reflecting user-driven indicators and quality of service improvements, the method comprising:
monitoring, using one or more of the sensors, for information reflecting at least one user-driven indicator associated with
a communications session;

determining from the monitored information whether the user-driven indicator requires an improvement in a quality of service
associated with the communications session; and

transmitting to a communications system a request to improve the quality of service associated with the communications session
based on the determination, wherein transmitting to the communications system the request to improve the quality of service
associated with the communications session comprises:

selecting a particular quality of service improvement based on the stored correlations; and
including in the request at least one of (i) an instruction associated with the selected particular quality of service improvement
or (ii) information identifying the selected particular quality of service improvement.

US Pat. No. 9,748,084

DIRECT SAMPLE ANALYSIS DEVICE ADAPTERS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method of installing a direct sample analysis device on a mass spectrometer while maintaining a vacuum in the mass spectrometer,
the method comprising:
coupling a capillary extension to the capillary inlet, in which the capillary extension is configured to couple to the capillary
inlet through a friction fit between outer surfaces of the capillary inlet and inner surfaces of the capillary extension;
and

coupling an end cap extension to the coupled capillary extension, in which the coupled capillary extension and coupled capillary
end cap are configured to provide fluidic coupling between a direct sample analysis sample holder and the mass spectrometer
through the capillary inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,745,943

CONTROL AND POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR HELICOPTER TURBINE ENGINES

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. An electrical control and power supply system for at least one helicopter motor/generator, the system comprising:
a first DC/AC converter selectively delivering AC electrical power to the at least one helicopter motor/generator, depending
on respective positions of contactors of a connection matrix actuated from an electronic control circuit, the first DC/AC
converter powered with DC by a DC power supply device that includes either a circuit rectifying an AC voltage delivered via
a first contactor by a starter/generator of an auxiliary power unit (APU), or a voltage booster DC/DC converter powered from
a battery via a second contactor and formed by connecting in series a three-phase inductor and a second DC/AC converter via
at least one contactor of the connection matrix,

wherein, for injecting additional power to the at least one helicopter motor/generator once started from said starter/generator
of the APU, the connection matrix further a contactor for connecting the first DC/AC converter in parallel with the second
DC/AC converter.

US Pat. No. 9,749,749

AUDIO ENHANCEMENT

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A signal processing module configured to receive left and right channels of stereo input audio data and generate first
and second channels of output audio data for first and second loudspeakers where the first and second loudspeakers have different
frequency responses to one another wherein the signal processing module comprises an impulse emphasis block configured to
emphasize impulsive sounds in the received audio in at least one of the first and second channels of output audio data.

US Pat. No. 9,748,038

CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY MECHANISM AND SECONDARY COIL FOR CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY MECHANISM

Hosiden Corporation, Osa...

1. A contactless power supply mechanism comprising:
a power receiving unit having a secondary coil and configured to supply power to an electric device; and
a power supplying unit having a primary coil and configured to supply power to the power receiving unit;
wherein the primary coil includes a primary core formed of magnetic material and a length of winding wire formed of conductive
material and wound around the primary core;

the secondary coil includes a bar-shaped secondary core formed of magnetic material, a length of winding wire formed of conductive
material and wound around the secondary core and a magnetic sheet attached to at least one of end faces of the secondary core;
and

the magnetic sheet includes a close-contact portion placed in close-contact with the end face of the secondary core and a
curved portion which extends outwards from the close-contact portion beyond an outer edge of the end face and whose normal
line has a portion un-parallel with an axial direction of the secondary core,

wherein:
the primary core includes a pair of opposing portions configured to have respective axes thereof parallel with each other
and forming a gap therebetween;

the secondary coil, under a power supply state, is disposed between the pair of opposing portions; and
the magnetic sheet is attached to both of the end faces of the secondary core.

US Pat. No. 9,750,096

DUAL-MODE LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp having different modes for operating under different types of power sources, comprising:
a lamp tube;
a rectifying circuit, configured to receive and rectify an external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
a filtering circuit, coupled to the rectifying circuit, and configured to filter the rectified signal to produce a filtered
signal, wherein the filtering circuit has at least one filtering output terminal;

a driving circuit, configured to produce a driving signal based on the filtered signal, wherein the driving circuit has at
least one driving input terminal and at least one driving output terminal;

a mode switching circuit, coupled to the filtering circuit and the driving circuit, and configured to determine whether to
provide a bypass signal path that allows the filtered signal to bypass at least one electronic component of the driving circuit;
and

an LED module, coupled to the driving output terminal of the driving circuit and the mode switching circuit, and configured
to emit light based on the signal received from one of the driving circuit and the bypass signal path,

wherein the mode switching circuit comprises:
a mode switching switch, having a first terminal coupled to the filtering output terminal, a second terminal coupled to the
driving input terminal, and a third terminal coupled to the driving output terminal,

wherein a signal path through the first and the second terminals forms a driving signal path, and a signal path through the
first and the third terminals forms the bypass signal path, and

wherein the mode switching switch is configured to switch between conducting a current to the driving signal path and conducting
a current to the bypass signal path.

US Pat. No. 9,745,079

AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT AND AIRCRAFT HAVING SUCH AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft, comprising:
an aircraft light unit, wherein the aircraft light unit comprises:
a support portion,
a light source having at least one LED, the light source being arranged on the support portion and in operation emitting light
with a source-side light intensity distribution, and

an optical element for transforming the source-side light intensity distribution into an output light intensity distribution,
wherein the optical element has at least two transformation segments, covering different angular ranges of the source-side
light intensity distribution in a first cross-sectional plane, the at least two transformation segments comprising:

a first transformation segment, having a first light entry surface, a total internal reflection surface and a first light
exit surface, with the light from the light source experiencing total internal reflection within the optical element at the
total internal reflection surface in the first transformation segment and being bundled in a peak region of the output light
intensity distribution, wherein the first transformation segment covers an angular range of between 20° and 40° of the source-side
light intensity distribution in the first cross-sectional plane and wherein said peak region in the output light intensity
distribution has an opening angle of between 5° and 15° in the first cross-sectional plane, and

at least one further transformation segment, having at least one further light entry surface and at least one further light
exit surface, with the light from the light source experiencing refraction only in the at least one further transformation
segment,

wherein the aircraft light unit is disposed in a wing tip region of the aircraft; and
wherein the aircraft light unit is arranged in such a way that a principal light emission direction of the light source is
at an angle of between 20° and 40° with respect to the longitudinal direction of the aircraft body.

US Pat. No. 9,750,093

LED BASED LIGHTING APPLICATION

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. A lighting application comprising:
an LED assembly comprising two or more LED units, each LED unit comprising one or more LEDs, the LED assembly further comprising
a switch assembly comprising one or more controllable switches for modifying a topology of the LED assembly from a series
connection of two of the LED units to a parallel connection of the two of the LED units, the LED assembly, in use, being powered
from a supply voltage, and

a control unit comprising an input terminal arranged to receive a signal representing a voltage level of the supply voltage
or a load current of the LED assembly,

output terminal for providing a control signal to the switch assembly to control the switch assembly in accordance with the
signal, thereby modifying the topology of the LED assembly from the series connection of two of the LED units to the parallel
connection of the two of the LED units when the signal representing the voltage level of the supply voltage indicates that
the voltage level of the supply voltage is reduced, and

a waveform analyzer arranged to assess the supply voltage and provide the signal to the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,750,016

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING D2D DATA RESOURCE FOR D2D COMMUNICATION

INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB...

1. A method of determining a device-to-device (D2D) data transmission resource for 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, in each D2D data allocation period, a D2D data transmission resource offset and a duration associated with a
D2D data transmission resource bitmap, the D2D data transmission resource bitmap comprising at least one bit corresponding
to bit value “1”; and

determining a pool of subframes corresponding to the bit value “1” of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap, the duration
associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap comprising the pool of subframes, the pool of subframes corresponding
to D2D data transmission resources through which a D2D data transmission is capable,

wherein a plurality of repetitions of the D2D data transmission resource bitmap correspond to uplink subframes in the duration
associated with the D2D data transmission resource bitmap.

US Pat. No. 9,746,679

WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS UTILIZING LENS ROLL FOR CHIEF RAY FOCUSING

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser system comprising:
a plurality of beam emitters each emitting an individual beam, each beam having a fast-diverging axis and a slow-diverging
axis, the plurality of beam emitters being arranged in an array having a lateral dimension;

disposed optically downstream of the plurality of beam emitters, a fast-axis collimation (FAC) lens (A) for (i) receiving
the emitted beams and (ii) collimating the beams along their fast-diverging axes, and (B) having a lateral dimension rotated
at a non-zero angle with respect to the lateral dimension of the plurality of beam emitters;

disposed optically downstream of the FAC lens, a beam rotator for (i) rotating the beams and (ii) directing the rotated beams
toward a dispersive element;

a dispersive element for receiving and dispersing the rotated beams, wherein (i) the rotation of the FAC lens with respect
to the plurality of beam emitters causes the rotated beams to at least partially overlap at the dispersive element, and (ii)
no focusing optics for overlapping the beams at the dispersive element are disposed between the plurality of beam emitters
and the dispersive element; and

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

US Pat. No. 9,746,172

SOLID STATE DISK

ALSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED,...

1. A solid state disk, including:
a main body, including a shell portion, a substrate which is disposed on the shell portion and a memory module which is disposed
on the substrate, the substrate including a transmission port, the memory module being electrically connected to the transmission
port;

at least one light-emitting portion, disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to the transmission port;
at least one scattering light-guiding portion, arranged on the substrate correspondingly to the at least one light-emitting
portion without covering any part of the at least one light-emitting portion, each said scattering light-guiding portion having
a scattering structure, at least one part of light emitted from each said light-emitting portion projecting toward the scattering
structure and being scattered evenly via the scattering light-guiding portion to an exterior of the solid state disk.

US Pat. No. 9,746,142

SCATTERED-PHOTON EXTRACTION-BASED FIXTURES

RENSSELAER POLYTECHNIC IN...

1. A light fixture comprising:
a heat sink;
an optic element made of a light transmissive material and having a first surface and a second surface which is not coplanar
to the first surface, wherein the first surface and the second surface are inclined against the heat sink;

a light source connected to the heat sink and not directly connected to the optic element;
a reflector arranged above the light source, the heat sink, and the optic element; and
a wavelength-conversion material arranged between the light source and the reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,748,410

N-TYPE ALUMINUM NITRIDE SINGLE-CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE AND VERTICAL NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

1. A laminated body stacked with a layer represented by AIxGa1-xN, wherein X is a rational number satisfying 0.3?X?0.8 and having a Si content of 1×1018 to 5×1019 cm?3, on at least one principal plane of an n-type aluminum nitride single crystal substrate, wherein said n-type aluminum nitride
single crystal substrate has an Si content of 3×1017 to 1×1020 cm?3, a dislocation density of 106 cm?2 or less, and a thickness of 50 to 500 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,744,599

TOOL HEAD FOR A MACHINE TOOL

KOMET GROUP GMBH, Besigh...

1. A tool head for a machine tool, having a main body which is rotatable about a tool head axis, a slide for holding a cutting
tool, said slide being guided on the main body in a slide guide in a linearly movable manner transversely to the tool head
axis, and a clamping device for clamping the slide on the main body, wherein the clamping device has a clamping body which
is distinct from the main body, adjustable parallel to the tool head axis and, in a clamping position, presses a sliding surface
of the slide against a guiding surface of the slide guide with a clamping force FN being introduced, characterized in that in order to introduce a clamping force FN into the slide, the clamping body bears as a two-sided lever on an abutment surface of the slide and an abutment surface of
the main body and at least one counterweight piece, permanently coupled in the opposite direction to the slide, for unbalance
compensation is arranged in the main body, wherein the clamping body acts only on the slide and the counterweight piece is
self-locking under the action of the centrifugal force during rotation of the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,748,511

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH ALTERNATING ARRANGEMENT OF ANODE PADS AND CATHODE PADS

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. A light-emitting device comprising a light emission source between a substrate and a thin-film encapsulation,
wherein the light emission source comprises a light emission region between an anode and a cathode, the light emission region
being adapted to emit light if a voltage is applied between the anode and the cathode, the light emission source further comprising
an alternating arrangement of anode pads for electrically connecting the anode and cathode pads for electrically connecting
the cathode, the alternating arrangement of anode and cathode pads being supported by the substrate,

wherein the thin-film encapsulation overlies the anode and cathode pads and comprises openings for accessing the alternating
arrangement of anode and cathode pads from outside the thin-film encapsulation,

wherein the light-emitting device further comprises an anode electrical connector for electrically interconnecting the anode
pads through the openings of the thin-film encapsulation over the anode pads and for electrically connecting the anode pads
to a voltage source, and a cathode electrical connector for electrically interconnecting the cathode pads through the openings
of the thin-film encapsulation over the cathode pads and for electrically connecting the cathode pads to the voltage source,

wherein the alternating arrangement of anode and cathode pads, the thin-film encapsulation, the anode electrical connector
and the cathode electrical connector are configured such that the anode pads are electrically connected by a straight part
of the anode electrical connector and the cathode pads are electrically connected by a straight part of the cathode electrical
connector, the straight parts of the anode and cathode electrical connectors being metal stripes that have been deposited
on the thin-film encapsulation, and

wherein the alternating arrangement of anode and cathode pads, the thin-film encapsulation, the anode electrical connector
and the cathode electrical connector are further configured such that the thin-film encapsulation electrically insulates the
anode pads from the overlying straight part of the cathode electrical connector and electrically insulates the cathode pads
from the overlying straight part of the anode electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,748,499

ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICES COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organometallic compound, the organometallic compound being represented by Formula 1 below:
Formula 1

wherein, in Formula 1,
R1 is selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C20 aryl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C20 heteroaryl group;

a is an integer of 1 to 6, wherein when a is 2 or greater, Formula 1 comprises a plurality of R1s, and the R1s are identical to or different from each other;

X is a sulfur atom;
R2 and R3 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a
nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof,
a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, and —CO(Q1), Q1 being a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C30 alkyl group or a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group;

n is an integer of 1 to 3, wherein when n is 2 or greater, Formula 1 comprises a plurality of

s, and each

is identical to or different from each other;
L is an organic ligand; and
m is an integer of 0 to 2, wherein when m is 2, Formula 1 comprises two Ls, and the Ls are identical to or different from
each other.

US Pat. No. 9,747,083

HOME DEVICE APPLICATION PROGRAMMING INTERFACE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method for seamlessly and automatically building an application using an application programming interface (API) to interface
with one or more devices within an environment with an assistant device having artificial intelligence (AI), comprising:
receiving, via a processor, a graphic representing a layout of one or more graphical user interface (GUI) elements for the
application to instruct the assistant device to control the one or more devices within the environment;

identifying, by the processor, a section of the graphic corresponding to the one or more GUI elements for the application
that is to be a selectable item on the application to implement a functionality to be performed within the environment using
the assistant device, wherein the section of the graphic is identified based on a change in color between a background color
of the graphic and a section color of the graphic;

identifying, by the processor, a graphical content within the section of the graphic;
determining, by the processor, object characteristics of the graphical content within the section of the graphic corresponding
to the one or more GUI elements for the application that is to be the selectable item on the application to implement the
functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device, wherein the object characteristics of the
graphical content within the section of the graphic includes a type of object corresponding to the graphical content within
the section of the graphic, a position of the graphical content within the section of the graphic, a size of the graphical
content within the section of the graphic in relation to a size of the section of the graphic, a relationship between a position
of the graphical content within the section of the graphic with other graphical content within the section of the graphic,
or a color of the graphical content within the section of the graphic;

identifying, by the processor, a textual content within the section of the graphic;
determining, by the processor, text characteristics of the textual content within the section of the graphic corresponding
to the one or more GUI elements for the application that is to be the selectable item on the application to implement the
functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant device, wherein the text characteristics of the textual
content within the section of the graphic includes one or more of a meaning of the textual content within the section of the
graphic, a size of the textual content within the section of the graphic, a font of the textual content within the section
of the graphic, a relationship between a position of the textual content within the section of the graphic and the position
of the graphical content within the section of the graphic, or the position of the textual content within the section of the
graphic;

determining, by the processor using a database, the functionality to be performed within the environment using the assistant
device based on the text characteristics of the textual content within the section of the graphic and the object characteristics
of the graphical content within the section of the graphic;

identifying, by the processor, the one or more devices capable of performing the functionality within the environment; and
generating, by the processor, the application having the section of the graphic, wherein the section of the graphic, when
selected, instructs the assistant device to cause the identified one or more devices to perform the functionality within the
environment.

US Pat. No. 9,746,370

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING ILLUMINATION CHARACTERISTICS OF A LUMINAIRE

Sensity Systems Inc., Su...

1. A method for measuring illumination characteristics of a first luminaire comprising:
providing a luminaire mounting location and a surface upon which an array of photodetectors is disposed, each photodetector
in the array having a known position, the surface being oriented to allow a first luminaire at the luminaire mounting location
to illuminate the array of photodetectors;

determining, by a processor of a computer, responsiveness of the photodetectors in the array of photodetectors to illumination
characteristics of the first luminaire, to thereby provide measured illumination data;

using, by the processor of the computer, calibration constants for each photodetector to calculate a luminous intensity at
a horizontal angle and a vertical angle of each photodetector;

mounting a second luminaire having known illumination characteristics at the luminaire mounting location;
determining, by the processor of the computer, responsiveness of the photodetectors in the array of photodetectors to the
known illumination characteristics of the second luminaire, to thereby provide a calibration illumination data set;

calculating, by the processor of the computer, calibration factors of each photodetector from the calibration illumination
data set based on the known illumination characteristics of the second luminaire; and

storing, by the processor of the computer, results of a comparison of measured output data in a computer system memory to
thereby provide a set of scaling factors for each of the photodetectors.

US Pat. No. 9,747,676

ADAPTIVE NOISE FILTER

Li-Cor, Inc., Lincoln, N...

1. A method for selecting a representative region of interest for an input image, the method comprising:
receiving an input image;
dividing the input image into a plurality of regions;
identifying one or more of the plurality of regions on which to perform a local analysis;
performing the local analysis on each of the one or more identified regions; and
selecting one of the one or more identified regions as a representative region based on results of the local analysis;
wherein the selecting one of the one or more identified regions as the representative region comprises:
for each of the one or more identified regions:
fitting a Gaussian curve to a histogram of pixel intensity values of the region,
determining whether a first percentage of all of the pixel intensity values in the region is accounted for in the histogram,
determining whether a second percentage of all of the pixel intensity values in the region is below or within the Gaussian
curve in the histogram,

determining whether a third percentage of all of the pixel intensity values in the region is outside the Gaussian curve in
the histogram;

assigning a quality score to each of the one or more identified regions; and
selecting one region as the representative region based on the quality scores.

US Pat. No. 9,746,420

DIFFERENTIAL SCAN IMAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Li-Cor, Inc., Lincoln, N...

1. An imaging system, comprising:
a sample platform; and
an illumination and detection system, including:
an illumination system that provides a beam of excitation light from a source to a target area on the sample platform;
a sensor adapted to detect light and having an array of sensing locations; and
one or more optical elements arranged and configured to image light emanating from the sample platform onto the sensor, wherein
fluorescent light from a portion of the target area illuminated by the excitation light is imaged onto only a first portion
of the sensor comprising a first plurality of the sensing locations and background light from proximal to the portion of the
target area illuminated by the excitation light on the platform is simultaneously imaged onto only a second portion of the
sensor comprising a second plurality of the sensing locations different from the first plurality of the sensing locations;
and

a scanning mechanism configured to adjust a relative position of the sample platform and the illumination and detection system
such that the portion of the target area illuminated by the excitation beam changes at each of a plurality of scan positions,
and

wherein, at each scan position, a second signal detected by the second portion of the sensor is subtracted from a first signal
simultaneously detected by the first portion of the sensor to produce a background-reduced signal for the scan position of
the plurality of scan positions.

US Pat. No. 9,745,980

HERMETIC-TYPE COMPRESSOR AND REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Toshiba Carrier Corporati...

1. A hermetic type compressor comprising a closed case, a motor portion which is housed in the closed case, and a compression
mechanism portion which is housed in the closed case and is driven by a rotating shaft coupled to the motor portion so as
to compress a working fluid,
the compression mechanism portion including a first bearing, a first cylinder, a partition plate, a second cylinder, and a
second bearing, which are provided in order along an axial direction of the rotating shaft, and having a first cylinder chamber
formed in the first cylinder closed at two ends by the first bearing and the partition plate so as to compress the working
fluid and a second cylinder chamber formed in the second cylinder closed at two ends by the partition plate and the second
bearing so as to compress the working fluid, in which the working fluid compressed in the first cylinder chamber and the working
fluid compressed in the second cylinder chamber are discharged into a space in the closed case, wherein

an in-partition-plate space which communicates with the space in the closed case is formed inside the partition plate,
the compressor is provided, as discharge ports through which the working fluid compressed in the first cylinder chamber is
discharged into the space in the closed case, with a first bearing discharge port formed in the first bearing and a first
partition plate discharge port formed in the partition plate,

the compressor is provided, as discharge ports through which the working fluid compressed in the second cylinder chamber is
discharged into the space in the closed case, with a second bearing discharge port formed in the second bearing and a second
partition plate discharge port formed in the partition plate, and

a cross-sectional area of the first partition plate discharge port is formed to be smaller than a cross-sectional area of
the first bearing discharge port, and a cross-sectional area of the second partition plate discharge port is formed to be
smaller than a cross-sectional area of the second bearing discharge port.

US Pat. No. 9,744,126

CONTROLLED RELEASE CORTICOSTEROID COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF OTIC DISORDERS

Otonomy, Inc., San Diego...

1. An intratympanic composition for use in the treatment of an otic disorder, the intratympanic composition comprising
a multiparticulate anti-inflammatory corticosteroid in the form of micronized and non-coated particles; and
an auris acceptable gel; wherein the auris acceptable gel is an auris acceptable hydrogel; and the intratympanic composition
has a pH between 7.0 and 8.0.

US Pat. No. 9,749,649

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AND DISPLAYING THUMBNAIL IMAGES FROM ORIGINAL IMAGES

FINGRAM CO., LTD., Seoul...

1. An image processing method comprising:
decoding, in an image processing system disposed on a data processing system, an original image in response to an image display
request when a first thumbnail corresponding to the original image is determined to be displayed;

displaying, in the image processing system, the first thumbnail on the data processing system by generating the first thumbnail
corresponding to the original image,

wherein decoding the original image comprises generating region information corresponding to the original image while decoding
the original image, the region information indicating each location of a plurality of regions forming the original image;

receiving, in the image processing system, a zoom request for a specific area of the displayed first thumbnail; and
performing zooming for the specific area based on the previously-generated region information in response to the zoom request.

US Pat. No. 9,748,047

CONNECTOR ARRANGED BETWEEN TWO CYLINDRICAL ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLIES

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Ergue Ga...

1. A module comprising at least two electrical energy storage assemblies, each storage assembly comprising:
a tubular element having a so-called side face;
a cover intended to cap one of the ends of the tubular element, the cover comprising a covering wall and a peripheral skirt,
said covering wall being intended to cover said end of the tubular element, each said tubular element having a corresponding
one of said covers, wherein the module further comprises a connecting body intended to connect two assemblies electrically,
the connecting body being in one portion, and comprising two opposite-facing side contact faces of concave shape, each contact
face having a profile mating with the profile of the skirt of the cover or with the profile of the side face of the tubular
element with which said contact face is intended to come into contact, the connecting body being secured along its two contact
faces to the skirt of the cover or to the side face of the tubular element of the two storage assemblies by welding, the connecting
body extending between the two storage assemblies so that the height of each storage assembly connected to the connecting
body is equal to the height of a storage assembly not having a connecting body.

US Pat. No. 9,743,766

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:
a first rail;
a second rail longitudinally movable relative to the first rail, the second rail having an adjusting hole;
a carrying member movably mounted to the second rail, the carrying member having a plurality of connection holes and a through
hole corresponding to the adjusting hole of the second rail;

a plurality of fixing members passing through the corresponding connection holes of the carrying member to connect to the
second rail; and

an adjusting member comprising an adjusting part and an eccentric part deviated from a center position of the adjusting part,
the eccentric part passing through the through hole of the carrying member and the adjusting hole of the second rail;

wherein a longitudinal dimension of each of the connection holes of the carrying member is greater than an outer dimension
of a portion of each of the fixing members connected to the second rail, a longitudinal dimension of the adjusting hole of
the second rail is greater than an outer dimension of the eccentric part of the adjusting member, a longitudinal direction
of each of the connection holes of the carrying member is different from a longitudinal direction of the adjusting hole of
the second rail;

wherein when the adjusting member is rotated, the eccentric part abuts against the second rail, such that the carrying member
is moved relative to the second rail along the longitudinal direction of the connection hole.

US Pat. No. 9,745,588

TRANSCRIPTION TERMINATOR SEQUENCES

SANDOZ AG, Basel (CH)

1. An isolated polynucleotide, comprising:
at least a first and a second transcription termination signal, in any order, that are at most 1000 nucleotides apart, and
at least one of the transcription termination signals comprises or encodes an RNA hairpin structure, said RNA hairpin structure
comprises a stem of least 12 internal base pairs and wherein the RNA hairpin structure is defined by a sequence Y, X, Z, wherein
Y is a nucleotide sequence of at least 16 nucleotides in length and with G/C content of at least 75%, X is the sequence U/T-U/T-CG,
and Z is a nucleotide sequence with at least 80% complementarity to Y, the complementary nucleotides of Z being base paired
with the nucleotides of Y, and X being a loop with no base pairing to Y or Z.

US Pat. No. 9,747,986

TRANSISTOR DESIGN FOR USE IN ADVANCED NANOMETER FLASH MEMORY DEVICES

Silicon Storage Technolog...

1. A decoder for use in a memory device, comprising:
a plurality of receiving blocks, each receiving block configured to receive one bit of data from a bit line, wherein each
receiving block comprises an N-LDE1 transistor coupled to the bit line and an N-LDE2 transistor coupled to the bit line and
to ground; and

an output block coupled to an N-LDE1 transistor in each of the plurality of receiving blocks for generating an output;
wherein each N-LDE1 transistor is an NMOS transistor comprising a source with a first shallow trench isolation area width
of 0.2-0.3 ?m, a drain with a second shallow trench isolation area width of 0.2-0.3 ?m, a first gate, a distance between a
first edge of the first gate and the closest edge of the first shallow trench isolation area of 2.0-4.0 ?m, and a distance
between a second edge of the first gate and the closest edge of the second shallow trench isolation area of 2.0-4.0 ?m, and
wherein each N-LDE1 transistor was manufactured with a well spacing of 1.0-2.0 ?m to its drain and a well spacing of 1.0-2.0
?m to its source; and

wherein each N-LDE2 transistor is an NMOS transistor comprising a source with a third shallow trench isolation area width
of 0.2-0.3 ?m, a drain with a fourth shallow trench isolation area width of 0.2-0.3 ?m, a second gate, a distance between
a first edge of the second gate and the closest edge of the third shallow trench isolation area of 2.0-4.0 ?m, and a distance
between a second edge of the second gate and the closest edge of the fourth shallow trench isolation area of 2.0-4.0 ?m, and
wherein each N-LDE2 transistor was manufactured with a well spacing of 0.5-0.6 ?m to its drain and a well spacing of 1.0-2.0
?m to its source.

US Pat. No. 9,745,901

VALVE COMPRISING A MOVEMENT TRANSFORMATION DEVICE

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. An engine control valve comprising:
a rotary actuator;
a valve shutter with an open position and a closed position;
a movement conversion device configured to convert a rotational movement of the actuator into a translational movement of
the valve shutter, wherein the movement conversion device comprises a constant-pitch helical connection for driving the translational
movement of the valve shutter; and

at least one follower attached to the valve shutter and configured to collaborate with a camway of constant pitch,
wherein:
the helical connection comprises the camway,
the movement conversion device further comprises a tubular wall in which the camway is formed,
the camway comprises an open slot in the tubular wall, the open slot having a first end that limits the translational movement
of the valve shutter in one of the open and closed positions, and a second end that limits the translational movement of the
valve shutter in the other position, the slot having the shape of a helicoid extending along the tubular wall,

the movement conversion device is monolithic,
the at least one follower is mounted to rotate on a bar attached to the valve shutter, the bar being arranged in a volume
delimited by the tubular wall so as to collaborate with an input wheel which is driven by the rotary actuator and which is
designed to rotate the bar, and

the at least one follower that is mounted to rotate on the bar is a wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,745,856

PLATFORM FOR CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE TURBINE BLADES

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a disk having at least a first airfoil slot and a second airfoil slot;
a first ceramic matrix composite airfoil coupled to the disk and mounted within the first slot;
a second ceramic matrix composite airfoil coupled to the disk and mounted within the second slot;
a platform disposed between the first airfoil and the second airfoil;
the platform comprising a first axial extension and a second axial extension, and further comprising a first radial extension
and a second radial extension;

the first axial extension extending adjacent to the first airfoil and extending axially fore and aft of the first airfoil;
the second axial extension extending adjacent to the second airfoil and extending axially fore and aft of the second airfoil;
the first radial extension extending radially into and conforming to the first slot;
the second radial extension extending radially into and conforming to the second slot; and
further comprising a first groove disposed between the first axial extension and the first radial extension, wherein the first
groove houses a first sealing dynamic damper.

US Pat. No. 9,745,679

WARP KNIT WRAPPABLE SLEEVE WITH EXTENDABLE ELECTRO-FUNCTIONAL YARNS AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain,...

1. A wrappable knit textile sleeve, comprising:
a wall of knit yarn having opposite edges extending lengthwise along a longitudinal axis of the sleeve between opposite ends,
said knit yarn including warp yarns extending generally parallel to said longitudinal axis and weft yarns extending generally
transversely to said longitudinal axis, said opposite edges being wrappable into overlapping one another to form a tubular
cavity; and

at least one of said weft yarns being an electro-functional yarn extending along a meandering path between said opposite ends
as knit, said electro-functional yarn having a straightened length that is greater than a length of said wall, thereby allowing
opposite ends of said at least one electro-functional yarn to be pulled axially outwardly from said opposite ends of said
wall to straighten said at least one electro-functional yarn and form leads for attachment to a power source.

US Pat. No. 9,743,922

WIRE KNOT DELIVERY DEVICE

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A wire knot delivery device for delivering and maintaining a knot of a medical wire, comprising:
a first body comprising a first plate part, and a first through hole passing through the first plate part;
a second body parallel to the first body and comprising a second plate part, and a second through hole passing through the
second plate part, wherein the second body moves relative to the first body;

a first loop connected to the first body and caught by a side of the knot;
a second loop connected to the second body and caught by another side of the knot;
a coupling member head having a size that prevents the coupling member head from passing through the second through hole;
a coupling member rod extending from the coupling member head and inserted in the second through hole and the first through
hole; and

a coupling member threaded to an end part of the coupling member rod opposite to the coupling member head,
wherein as the second body moves, a distance between the first loop and the second loop is adjusted.
US Pat. No. 9,745,660

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PLASMA CHAMBER

RENO TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

1. A system for controlling a plasma chamber, the system comprising:
an RF generator operably coupled to a chamber input of the plasma chamber, the RF generator configured to provide an RF signal
to the chamber input;

a sensor component configured to measure a parameter at the chamber input; and
a control unit configured to:
receive a sensor signal from the sensor component, the sensor signal indicative of the measured parameter;
determine a rate of change based on the measured parameter;
detect an excessive rate of change condition comprising the rate of change exceeding a reference rate of change;
detect a repetitive change condition comprising a predetermined number of the excessive rate of change conditions in a predetermined
time; and

upon detection of the repetitive change condition, decrease a power of the RF signal provided to the chamber input.

US Pat. No. 9,750,054

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING RANDOM ACCESS REQUEST AND TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING RANDOM ACCESS RESPONSE

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A method for performing a random access by a user equipment, the method comprising:
determining a time period for receiving a random access response;
receiving the random access response from a base station within the time period;
extracting information associated with a subframe number of a subframe in which a random access preamble was transmitted by
the user equipment; and

identifying the random access response responsive to the random access preamble based on the information,
wherein the time period starts at a time point after an end time of transmitting the random access preamble, the time period
being calculated based on a subframe number corresponding to the end time, and

wherein a start subframe number of the time period corresponding to the time point is obtained by adding an offset to the
subframe number corresponding to the end time, and the offset equals three.

US Pat. No. 9,749,219

METHOD OF OPTIMIZING ROUTING IN A CLUSTER COMPRISING STATIC COMMUNICATION LINKS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM IMPLEMENTING THAT METHOD

BULL SAS, Les Clayes sou...

1. A computerized method of optimizing routing in a cluster comprising a plurality of nodes, static communication links linking
nodes of the plurality of nodes, the routing being based on load levels associated with the communication links, the method
comprising:
identifying at least two nodes of the cluster, a connection having to be established between the at least two identified nodes;
determining at least one route connecting the at least two identified nodes according to the communication links, the at least
one route being determined according to the at least two identified nodes, a plurality of communication links of the communication
links and at least one load level associated with each communication link of the plurality of communication links, and selecting
a determined route;

obtaining a node type for at least one of the at least two identified nodes, wherein the obtained node type indicates that
the at least one identified node primarily performs storage tasks, computation tasks, or management tasks with respect to
its role in the cluster;

estimating a weight value associated with the selected route based at least in part on the obtained node type; and
incrementing or decrementing a load level associated with each communication link of the selected route by an amount based
at least in part on the estimated weight value.

US Pat. No. 9,749,102

OFDM FRAME TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Optis Wireless Technology...

1. A transmission method comprising:
generating a first orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) frame signal including a grid of multiple frequency subcarriers
and multiple time periods, where an OFDM symbol is transmitted using multiple frequency subcarriers during a time period,
and including known reference OFDM symbols assigned to corresponding time-frequency resource elements in the grid, each resource
element being defined by a one of the multiple frequency subcarriers and one of the multiple time periods;

generating a second orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) frame signal including a grid of multiple frequency
subcarriers and multiple time periods and including known reference OFDM symbols assigned to corresponding time-frequency
resource elements in the grid,

wherein the time-frequency resource elements in the grid assigned to the known reference OFDM symbols in the first OFDM frame
signal are different from the time-frequency resource elements in the grid assigned to the known reference OFDM symbols in
the second OFDM frame signal;

converting the first OFDM frame signal to a first radio signal and the second OFDM frame signal to a second radio signal;
and

transmitting the first radio signal from a first antenna and the second radio signal from a second, different antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,747,453

TESTING INTEGRATED INDEPENDENT LEVELS OF SECURITY COMPONENTS HOSTED ON A VIRTUALIZATION PLATFORM

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...

1. A virtualization platform comprising:
a plurality of integrated independent levels of security components, interconnected via communication channels,
integrated interceptor modules connected to said security components via said communication channels, wherein each integrated
interceptor module being interposed in the communication channel connecting two components, wherein each integrated interceptor
module is implemented by multiple threads comprising a first testing thread adapted to transmit data from an integrated analyzing
device to a receiver component, and a second testing thread adapted to transmit data from a sender component into said analyzing
device; and

the integrated analyzing device connected to said integrated interceptor modules and comprising a control device and a testing
device,

said control device being configured to put each interceptor module in an operational mode selected out of a set of predetermined
operational modes including a testing mode, and

said testing device being configured to locally test the components connected to the interceptor modules being put in the
testing mode, wherein in a testing mode a first testing thread of a first integrated interceptor module connected to a component
under test is adapted to perform a blocked read on a destination port connected to the testing device and to introduce testing
packets from the testing device into the component under test, and in that a second testing thread of a second integrated
interceptor module connected to the component under test is adapted to transmit an output result from the component under
test into the testing device, and perform a blocked read on the destination of a queuing channel connected to the sender component,
said testing device being configured to test the reaction of the component under test by analyzing said output result;

wherein the integrated interceptor module, the integrated analyzing device, control device, testing device, the first testing
thread, the second testing thread, the sender component, and the receiver component are implemented using one or more hardware
processing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,745,783

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK AND METHOD FOR ELECTRICALLY ACTUATING A LOCKING MECHANISM

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. Motor vehicle door lock comprising
a locking mechanism;
a handle;
a blocking lever connected to the handle;
an electric drive that moves the locking mechanism between a closed position and an open position;
at least one signal generator that produces a signal that defines a first flank and a second flank, wherein interaction between
the blocking lever and the signal generator generates the signal when the handle is acted upon; and

a control unit that evaluates the first and second flank and controls operation of the electric drive based on the first and
second flank wherein, upon detecting the first flank, the control unit is programmed to operate the electric drive a specified
starting time sufficient to ensure that the locking mechanism reliably moves from the closed position to the open position
and wherein the blocking lever blocks the locking mechanism from moving to the open position if the handle is not acted upon.

US Pat. No. 9,747,503

OPTICAL NARROWCASTING AUGMENTED REALITY

SureFire LLC, Fountain V...

1. A method for presenting an augmented reality experience utilizing optically narrowcast information, comprising:
capturing a live scene;
detecting the presence of a beacon at an optical receiver;
determining an angular position of the beacon by concentrating, via a lens of the optical receiver, optical-signal flux of
the beacon onto a detector of a detector array implemented as part of the optical receiver, and measuring a propagation direction
of incidence of the beacon relative to a position of the detector on the detector array, the detector array representing a
field of view of the optical receiver;

extracting identification data from the beacon indicative of a source of the beacon;
augmenting the live scene with an augmented reality representation of the beacon's angular positioning and identification
data;

receiving a selection regarding the augmented reality representation;
extracting descriptive data from an optical signal transmitted by the source of the beacon or an optical signal source associated
with the source of the beacon; and

presenting the extracted descriptive data.

US Pat. No. 9,745,965

PRINTED ACTUATORS AND USES THEREOF

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A process for preparing an electroconductive product, the process comprising:
(a) combining from about 0.1% to about 5.0% (w/vol) of an electroconductive material with a mixture comprising water and at
least one C1-C6 alcohol;

(b) sonicating the combination of step (a) for an effective period of time, thereby producing an electroconductive ink coating;
and

(c) applying the sonication product of step (b) on a polymeric substrate whereby the product of step (c) is an electroconductive
product.

US Pat. No. 9,744,624

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A method for manufacturing a circuit board, comprising:
preparing a substrate covered by a stop layer having a pattern, the stop layer covered by a resin layer, part of the substrate
is in contact with the resin layer, the stop layer formed of a metal or an alloy;

forming at least one conduction hole penetrating the resin layer by a laser drilling process or a mechanical drilling process,
the at least one conduction hole not entering the stop layer but stopping at a surface of the stop layer so as to expose part
of the stop layer via the at least one conduction hole, the at least one hole being a blind hole;

forming a first metal layer on the resin layer and the exposed stop layer through a sputtering process;
forming a second metal layer on the first metal layer through a chemical plating process or an electroless plating process;
forming a third metal layer on the second metal layer through an electroplating process, the third metal layer having a circuit
pattern exposing part of the second metal layer and filling up the at least one conduction hole so as to electrically connect
the first, second and third metal layers; and

etching the exposed second metal layer and the first metal layer under the exposed second metal layer to expose the resin
layer under the first metal layer so as to finish the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,748,875

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING A BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method of operating a three-phase brushless DC motor with a pulse-width-modulation-controlled electronic commutation
in an event of a malfunction, the method comprising:
predefining a maximum number (a) of commutation steps, a direction of rotation of the motor, and at least two possible operating
end states that can be selected in the event of the malfunction, wherein the at least two possible operating end states of
the brushless DC motor include a braking state of the brushless DC motor and a freewheeling state of the brushless DC motor
in which a converter for the brushless DC motor has a maximum impedance state;

selecting one of the at least two possible operating end states as a selected operating end state in the event of the malfunction:
upon an indication of the malfunction, rotating a rotor of the brushless DC motor by the predefined maximum number (a) of
commutation steps in the predefined direction of rotation of the motor, and then setting the brushless DC motor to the selected
operating end state;

when a first operating end state of the at least two possible operating end states is selected, using a control unit to put
the converter in the maximum impedance state causing the brushless DC motor to be in a freewheeling state; and

when a second operating end state of the at least two possible operating end states is selected, using the control unit to
put the converter in a state causing the brushless DC motor to be in a braking state.

US Pat. No. 9,748,641

ANTENNA DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING SAME

NEC PLATFORMS, LTD., Tok...

1. A method for designing an antenna device, the antenna device comprising:
a plurality of structures, each structure including:
a first split ring portion which is formed in a first conductor layer of a structural member configured such that a dielectric
layer and a conductor layer are alternately laminated to each other, the first conductor layer extending on one surface side
of the dielectric layer, the first split ring portion surrounding an opening, the first split ring portion including a first
split portion formed in a part of a circumferential direction along the opening;

a second split ring portion which is formed in a second conductor layer extending on the other surface side of the dielectric
layer, the second split ring portion surrounding an opening formed to face the first split ring portion, the second split
ring portion including a second split portion formed in a part of a circumferential direction along the opening;

a plurality of conductor vias which are formed away from each other at an interval circumferentially while sandwiching the
first split portion and the second split portion, and the plurality of conductor vias electrically connecting the first split
ring portion and the second split ring portion; and

a feeder line which is formed on a specific one of the conductor layers, with one end of the feeder line electrically connected
to at least one of the conductor vias, the other end of the feeder line insulated from the specific conductor layer by a clearance
formed in the specific conductor layer along an extending direction of the specific conductor layer, wherein

a first one of the structures constitutes a first split ring resonator antenna which resonates at a first frequency, and
a second one of the structures constitutes a second split ring resonator antenna which resonates at a second frequency;
the antenna device further comprising:
counter electrodes which are formed at a right angle while extending from the respective conductor layers at both ends of
the first split ring portion and the second split ring portion inward toward a position where the opening is formed in such
a manner as to sandwich the first split portion and the second split portion included in each of the first split ring resonator
antenna and the second split ring resonator antenna,

the method comprising:
adjusting the antenna device in such a manner that an electrostatic capacitance between the counter electrodes of the first
split ring resonator antenna is increased, as a length of a side portion of the first split ring resonator antenna where the
first split portion and the second split portion are formed, and a length of a side of the first split ring resonator antenna
facing the side are shortened so as to approximate a value of reflectance representing a ratio of output power with respect
to input power of a signal of a second frequency to be input to the first split ring resonator antenna to zero when the input
signal of the second frequency is reflected on the first split ring resonator antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,748,519

OPTOELECTRONIC COMPONENT

OSRAM OLED GmbH, Regensb...

1. An optoelectronic component comprising:
a substrate;
a first electrode on the substrate;
a radiation-emitting or radiation-absorbing layer sequence on the first electrode,
a second electrode on the layer sequence;
an encapsulation layer on the second electrode; and
a covering layer on the encapsulation layer and having a first and a second main surface,
wherein at least one predetermined breaking surface is provided between the first and the second main surface of the covering
layer, and

wherein the optoelectronic component further comprises one of the following features:
i. the encapsulation layer is embodied as a thin-film encapsulation layer having a thickness of less than 10 micrometers,
ii. the covering layer comprises a plurality of individual layer elements, wherein two adjacent individual layer elements
are connected to one another via a cohesive connection that is configured in such a way that the predetermined breaking surface
is formed at least partly by an interface between the two adjacent individual layer elements,

iii. the covering layer is arranged directly on the encapsulation layer, wherein an adhesion between the covering layer and
the encapsulation layer is high enough that the covering layer remains adhered to the encapsulation layer in the event of
a mechanical loading of the optoelectronic component,

iv. the covering layer comprises an adhesive layer and a cover substrate layer arranged on the adhesive layer, wherein the
adhesive layer is arranged directly on the encapsulation layer, and wherein an adhesion between the adhesive layer and the
encapsulation layer is high enough that the adhesive layer remains adhered to the encapsulation layer in the event of a mechanical
loading of the optoelectronic component, and

v. the covering layer comprises an adhesive layer and a cover substrate layer, wherein the cover substrate layer is arranged
directly on the adhesive layer, and wherein the optoelectronic component is configured so that an adhesion failure takes place
at an interface between the adhesive layer and the cover substrate layer in the event of a mechanical loading of the optoelectronic
component.

US Pat. No. 9,748,009

CONTAINER AND SYSTEM FOR HANDLING DAMAGED NUCLEAR FUEL, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Holtec International

14. A system for storing and/or transporting nuclear fuel comprising:
a vessel comprising a vessel cavity and extending along a vessel axis;
a fuel basket positioned within the vessel cavity, the fuel basket comprising a grid forming a plurality of elongated cells,
each of the cells extending along a cell axis that is substantially parallel to the vessel axis; and

an elongated tubular container comprising a container cavity containing damaged nuclear fuel, the elongated tubular container
positioned within one of the cells, the elongated tubular container further comprising:

an extruded tubular wall forming a container cavity about a container axis, the extruded tubular wall formed of a metal matrix
composite having neutron absorbing particulate reinforcement;

a bottom cap fixedly coupled to a bottom end of the extruded tubular wall;
a top cap detachably coupled to a top end of the extruded tubular wall;
the bottom cap including a plurality of first screens each comprising a plurality of openings that define lower vent passageways
in fluid communication with a bottom of the container cavity; and

the top cap including a second screen comprising a plurality of openings that define upper vent passageways in fluid communication
with a top of the container cavity;

wherein a top portion of the extruded tubular wall comprises locking apertures, and the top cap comprises locking elements
in the form of laterally and linearly movable pins each arranged for insertion into a corresponding one of the locking apertures
when the top cap is coupled to the extruded tubular wall;

each of the pins being movably alterable between a retracted state and an extended state, the locking elements biased into
the extended state, and wherein the top cap is detachably locked to the extruded tubular wall when the pins are in the extended
state and protrude into the locking apertures;

wherein the bottom cap comprises a body including a floor plate and plurality of oblique walls arranged obliquely to the container
axis, the oblique walls extending upward from a perimeter of the floor plate to define an annular wall structure forming a
tapered bottom end of the container;

wherein each of the oblique walls includes one of the first screens.

US Pat. No. 9,746,654

OPTICAL DELAY ELEMENTS CREATED FROM VARIATIONS OF THE ROBERT CELL

OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOU...

1. An optical delay device comprising:
a multi-pass optical cell including a first curved mirror and a second curved mirror facing the first curved mirror to define
an optical cavity;

wherein the second curved mirror includes a wedge shaped notch aperture formed into the perimeter of the second curved mirror
via which an input light beam passes through the second curved mirror, and the multi-pass optical cell is configured to provide
a selectable optical time delay based on the location in the wedge shaped notch aperture at which the input light beam passes
through the second curved mirror.

US Pat. No. 9,746,619

OPTICAL FIBER ATTACHMENT DEVICE, AND PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION DEVICE USING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. An optical fiber attachment device, comprising:
a slide receptacle having a slide space; and
a sliding member provided slidably in the slide space;
wherein the sliding member has an installation component where a core wire of an optical fiber is installed,
a pressure contact part is provided to a slide face of the slide receptacle in the slide space, and a corresponding pressure
contact part is provided to a slide face of the sliding member in the slide space, wherein the corresponding pressure contact
is on at least a portion of the slide face of the sliding member that is attached to the sliding member by a hinge and is
folded over the installation component, and

when the sliding member has slid in the slide space, the pressing force of the pressure contact part propagates through the
corresponding pressure contact part to the slide face of the sliding member, and part of the sliding member is pressed from
the slide face of the slide receptacle onto the slide face of the sliding member toward the installation component.

US Pat. No. 9,746,333

INTERACTIVE APPLICATIONS USING DATA FROM LIGHT SENSORY NETWORKS

Sensity Systems Inc., Su...

1. A computing device of a service platform of an interactive light sensor network to utilize information from a plurality
of lighting nodes within a lighting infrastructure to enable an interactive application framework for users, the computing
device comprising:
a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the processor is configured with processor-executable instructions to perform operations
comprising, at least:

receiving, by the processor of the computing device; data reported by the plurality of lighting nodes, wherein the data includes
sensor data;

identifying useful data by analyzing the received data using predefined data related to the lighting infrastructure;
storing the identified useful data over time; and
transmitting the identified useful data to a mobile device of a user registered with the service platform.

US Pat. No. 9,745,971

ELECTROOSMOTIC PUMP AND FLUID PUMPING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

SOGANG UNIVERSITY RESEARC...

1. A fluid pumping system, comprising:
an electroosmotic pump comprising a membrane that allows a fluid to move therethrough;
a first electrode and a second electrode which are respectively provided at two opposite sides of the membrane, and each of
which is formed of a porous material or has a porous structure to allow a fluid to move therethrough,

a separation member provided on at least one end of the electroosmotic pump, and configured to separate the fluid and a transfer
target fluid,

a transfer line configured to provide a path through which the transfer target fluid is transferred by the pumping force received
from the electroosmotic pump, and

a first opening/closing member near a first end of the transfer line that is connected to a transfer target fluid source and
a second opening/closing member provided near a second end of the transfer line that is connected to the outside of the fluid
pumping system, and configured to allow or block a flow of the target transfer fluid,

wherein each of the first electrode and the second electrode contains a conductive polymer in which an anionic polymer is
included,

wherein the conductive polymer incurs a reversible electrochemical reaction, and
the electrochemical reaction of the first electrode and the second electrode takes place as a cation is moved in a direction
whereby a charge balance is established.

US Pat. No. 9,744,235

TREATMENT OF CARDIOVASCULAR DISORDERS WITH TARGETED NANOPARTICLES

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of treating a cardiovascular disorder in a subject in need of such treatment, the method comprising the steps
of:
administering magnetic nanoparticles to a vascular component of the subject, wherein each magnetic nanoparticle comprises:
(1) one or more magnetically-susceptible core particles comprising magnetite,
(2) a biocompatible matrix component which contains the magnetically-susceptible core particles and comprises a polymer shell,
(3) a calcium payload adsorbed onto the polymer shell of the biocompatible matrix, the calcium payload comprising a calcium
compound able to release calcium ions in vivo, wherein the calcium compound comprises calcium chloride (CaCl2), and

wherein the calcium compound of the calcium payload and the magnetically-susceptible core particles are separate components;
and

applying a magnetic gradient to a body of the subject at a position in a vicinity of a targeted portion of the autonomic nervous
system (ANS) of the subject, the magnetic gradient causing the magnetic nanoparticles to move into and be magnetically captured
in the targeted portion of the ANS; and

wherein calcium ions released from the calcium payload induce a neuropathy in the targeted portion of the ANS and thereby
treat the cardiovascular disorder in the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,750,074

UNINTERRUPTED TRANSMISSION OF INTERNET PROTOCOL TRANSMISSIONS DURING ENDPOINT CHANGES

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,748,849

POWER SUPPLY

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A power supply comprising:
a power switch coupled to one end of a primary-side coil and configured to control transmission of power;
an inductor coupled to another end of the primary-side coil and a rectifier circuit;
a sensing resistor to receive a line current flowing through the inductor;
an output comparator configured to generate a first feedback voltage based on a difference between a sensing voltage corresponding
to an output current of the power supply and a predetermined output reference voltage, wherein a reference voltage is generated
based on the first feedback voltage and an input voltage obtained by rectifying an alternating current (AC) input of the power
supply;

a multiplier configured to generate the reference voltage by multiplying a voltage corresponding to the input voltage by the
first feedback voltage; and

a comparator configured to compare the reference voltage with a line sensing voltage generated by the sensing resistor and
generate a feedback voltage, wherein a duty of the power switch is determined using the feedback voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,746,115

PLUG-IN CONNECTION SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR FOR FLUIDIC LINES, FITTINGS OR ASSEMBLIES

1. A plug-in connection system for fluid lines, fittings, or assemblies, comprising a first coupling part, a second coupling
part, and a holding element, the second coupling part being plugged into a receiving opening of the first coupling part along
a central axis defined by the first coupling part, the holding element engaging one of the first and second coupling parts
and being configured to latch with a counter-holding element formed on the other of the first and second coupling parts, wherein
the holding element has a spreading surface which, by sliding relative to a counter spreading surface of the counter-holding
element, causes a spreading movement of the holding element transversely with respect to the central axis along a spreading
path during plugging in of the second coupling part with the first coupling part along an installation path, the spreading
surface having a spreading contour facing the counter spreading surface and adapted to a counter contour of the counter spreading
surface, the counter contour and the spreading contour engaging one another during insertion of the second coupling part into
the first coupling part during an installation phase, such that the spreading path of the holding element changes in a non-linear
manner depending on its position along the installation path, wherein in the installation phase includes a main installation
phase between an initial installation phase and final installation phase, the main installation phase having a length traversed
by the second coupling part along the installation path that is greater than another length traversed by the second coupling
part along the installation path during at least one of the initial and final installation phases, and wherein the spreading
contour of the spreading surface is configured to create an installation force increasing up to a maximum installation force
in the initial installation phase that is generally maintained in the main installation phase and greater than an installation
force in the final installation phase.

US Pat. No. 9,745,844

ESTIMATING CASING WEAR DURING DRILLING USING MULTIPLE WEAR FACTORS ALONG THE DRILL STRING

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method comprising:
drilling a wellbore with a drill bit coupled to an end of a drill string extending into the wellbore, wherein a portion of
the wellbore is lined with casing and the drill string includes a plurality of drill string sections each having a drill string
wear factor;

tracking a location of the plurality of drill string sections along the wellbore;
analytically dividing progress of the drill bit into a plurality of drilling intervals, wherein each drilling interval has
a depth;

analytically dividing the casing into a plurality of casing sections, wherein each casing section has a length;
corresponding at least some of the plurality of casing sections with the drill string wear factor of the drill string section
radially proximate to each of the plurality of casing sections for at least some of the plurality of drilling intervals; and

calculating a drilling casing wear for at least one of the plurality of casing sections based on the drill string wear factors
corresponding to the at least one of the plurality of casing sections.

US Pat. No. 9,745,065

DEVICE FOR PROTECTING AN INDIVIDUAL SITTING ON A SEAT, A SEAT, AND A VEHICLE

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, (FR)...

1. A protection device for protecting an individual held on a seat with the help of a harness that has a left shoulder strap
and a right shoulder strap, the protection device comprising:
a set of inflatable protection members including a neck airbag and left inflatable lateral means and right inflatable lateral
means, the left inflatable lateral means having a left lower airbag and a left upper airbag, the right inflatable lateral
means having a right lower airbag and a right upper airbag, each upper airbag overlying a lower airbag in an elevation direction;

a C-shaped inflatable lower pocket provided with a lower base forming the neck airbag and two lower lateral branches respectively
forming the left lower airbag and the right lower airbag for positioning on a chest of the individual, the lower base including
an orifice for admitting an inflation fluid; and

a C-shaped inflatable upper pocket provided with an upper base forming a head airbag and two upper lateral branches extending
longitudinally and forming respectively the left upper airbag and the right upper airbag, each upper lateral branch having
at least one longitudinal internal wall so as to provide at least two tubes in each upper airbag, the upper pocket being in
fluid flow communication with the lower pocket, the upper pocket being secured at least in part to the lower pocket, so that
each upper airbag of an inflatable lateral means is secured at least in part to the lower airbag of the inflatable lateral
means;

wherein the lower pocket has a lower wall and the upper pocket has an upper wall, the lower wall being secured in part to
the upper wall by two joint areas per inflatable lateral means, the protection device further comprising a left path and a
right path being provided respectively between the left lower airbag and the left upper airbag and between the right lower
airbag and the right upper airbag in order to enable the shoulder straps to pass, the left path being defined between the
two joint areas of the left inflatable lateral means and the right path being defined between the two joint areas of the right
inflatable lateral means.

US Pat. No. 9,744,613

FLUX RECOVERY DEVICE AND SOLDERING DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A flux recovery device that recovers a flux component from a gaseous mixture containing the flux component, the flux recovery
device comprising:
a first water spray unit that sprays water into the gaseous mixture;
a separation unit that includes an introduction port for introducing the gaseous mixture, the separation unit using a swirling
flow to separate the flux component from the gaseous mixture;

a second water spray unit that forms a precipitation flow inside of the separation unit; and
a condensation unit that removes water vapor generated in the separation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,749,984

LOCATION-AWARE CACHING IN AN AERIAL NETWORK

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
determining that an aerial vehicle is located in a border area corresponding to a first geographic area in an aerial-vehicle
network comprising a plurality of moveable aerial vehicles, wherein the aerial-vehicle network comprises a plurality of geographic
areas that includes the first geographic area;

based at least in part on the determination that the aerial vehicle is located in the border area, determining that a location-aware
cache of an aerial vehicle should be updated with first data associated with the first geographic area; and

in response to determining that the location-aware cache should be updated:
sending a location-aware cache-update request;
receiving, as a response to the location-aware cache-update request, first data that corresponds to the first geographic area;
and

storing the first data that corresponds to the first geographic area in a location-aware cache of the aerial vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,748,076

APPARATUS FOR FREQUENCY TUNING IN A RF GENERATOR

Advanced Energy Industrie...

1. A radio-frequency (RF) generator, comprising:
an exciter that generates a signal oscillating at an initial frequency;
a power amplifier that amplifies the signal to produce an amplified oscillating signal;
a filter that filters the amplified oscillating signal to produce an output signal that supplies power to a plasma load in
a plasma processing chamber;

a sensor that senses at least one property of the plasma load; and
a frequency-tuning subsystem configured to:
produce an impedance trajectory of the plasma load as a function of exciter frequency;
receive a reference point in a complex-reflection-coefficient plane, the reference point lying on a reference vector that
passes through the reference point and an origin of the complex-reflection-coefficient plane;

receive, from the sensor, a measured impedance of the plasma load, the measured impedance lying along the impedance trajectory;
determine a measurement angle between the reference vector and a line passing through the reference point and a point in the
complex-reflection-coefficient plane corresponding to the measured impedance, as expressed in terms of complex reflection
coefficient;

scale the measurement angle by a predetermined constant to produce a frequency step;
add the frequency step to the initial frequency to produce an adjusted frequency; and
cause the exciter to generate a signal oscillating at the adjusted frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,747,747

ALTERNATIVE APPLICATION RESOURCE INTERLEAVED WAGERING SYSTEM

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. An alternative application resource interleaved wagering system, comprising:
a wager controller constructed to:
receive, from an application client controller, application telemetry;
scan the application telemetry to determine a wager request;
determine a wager outcome based on the wager request; and
communicate, to the application client controller, wager outcome data based on the wager outcome;
an application server controller constructed to:
receive, from the application client controller, wager outcome instructions;
scan the wager outcome instructions to determine the wager outcome;
determine application resources to award the application client controller based on the wager outcome; and
communicate application resource data to the application client controller, the application resource data based on the determined
application resources; and

the application client controller operatively connecting the application server controller and the wager controller, the application
client controller constructed to:

communicate, to the wager controller, the application telemetry, wherein the application telemetry is associated with an interactive
application provided by the application client controller;

receive, from the wager controller, the wager outcome data;
scan the wager outcome data to determine the wager outcome;
generate the wager outcome instructions based on the wager outcome;
instruct the application server controller by communicating the wager outcome instructions;
receive, from the application server controller, the application resource data;
scan the application resource data to determine the application resources awarded based on the wager outcome; and
display the wager outcome and the application resources awarded.

US Pat. No. 9,746,569

STATIONARY MARINE VIBRATORY SOURCE FOR SEISMIC SURVEYS

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A seismic data acquisition system for collecting seismic data, the system comprising:
a fixed structure floating at the water surface;
a support device directly connected to the fixed structure;
a marine source array suspended in water from the support device, the marine source array including vibratory source elements;
and

a controller configured to control the vibratory source elements so that a beam formed by the source array is steerable,
wherein the controller is configured to change a geometry of the source array.

US Pat. No. 9,746,379

COOLING SYSTEMS FOR IMAGING DEVICES

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. An imaging assembly, comprising: a base member defining an expansion chamber therein, the base member defining a gas inlet
for receiving a compressed gas and a gas outlet for expelling expanded gas; and a focal plane array assembly mounted to the
base member including a sensor and a lens, wherein the base member includes internal webbing disposed within the expansion
chamber for defining a gas expansion path.

US Pat. No. 9,745,040

BALLOON LAUNCHING APPARATUSES

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A system for launching a balloon having a balloon envelope, a payload attached to the balloon envelope, and a launching
projection, the system comprising:
a releasable restraint attached to the balloon between an apex and bottom of the balloon envelope, the releasable restraint
being arranged to temporarily hold the balloon envelope; and

a payload positioning assembly configured to position the payload during launch of the balloon, the payload positioning assembly
including a member configured to attach to the launching projection and maintain the position of the payload relative to the
balloon while the releasable restraint is temporarily holding the balloon envelope wherein the member is configured with an
opening for receiving the launching projection and a seat for holding the launching projection, the seat being configured
to allow the launching projection to rotate relative the seat and move through the opening and away from the member after
the releasable restraint is released from holding the balloon envelope.

US Pat. No. 9,745,603

BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTION OF MULTI-CARBON COMPOUNDS FROM METHANE

Intrexon Corporation, Bl...

1. A genetically modified methanotroph that is capable of producing 2,3-butanediol from methane (CH4), the genetically modified methanotroph comprising exogenous polynucleotides encoding acetolactate synthase and 2,3-butanediol
dehydrogenase, wherein the acetolactate synthase has acetolactate synthase activity and comprises an amino acid sequence having
at least 90% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO:2, and the 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase has 2,3-butanediol dehydrogenase activity
and comprises an amino acid sequence having at least 90% sequence homology to SEQ ID NO: 157, wherein said methanotroph is
capable of converting methane to pyruvate through an endogenous type I RuMP pathway or a type II serine pathway.

US Pat. No. 9,749,600

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENHANCING MEDIA WITH OPTICALLY NARROWCAST CONTENT

SureFire LLC, Fountain V...

1. A media presentation system comprising:
one or more physical processors; and
a memory having computer code being executed to cause the one or more physical processors to:
receive an enhanced media dataset;
detect existence of optically narrowcast content embedded within or as part of the enhanced media dataset;
extract some or all of the embedded optically narrowcast content from the enhanced media dataset; and
present some or all of the embedded optically narrowcast content with a presentation of some or all of a media representation
portion of the enhanced media dataset, wherein the presentation of some or all of the embedded optically narrowcast content
with the presentation of some or all of the media representation portion of the enhanced media dataset includes a graphical
user interface through which one or more options for filtering the embedded optically narrowcast content are presented.

US Pat. No. 9,749,325

DEVICE OWNERSHIP SECURITY ON A NETWORK

SCENERA MOBILE TECHNOLOGI...

1. A method for establishing ownership of a mobile device, comprising;
providing electronically a device identifier to a network controlled by a user of the mobile device to determine whether the
mobile device is owned by the network;

receiving electronically, from the network, and storing on the mobile device, an ownership record identifying the network
and the user in response to the network determining that the mobile device is not an owned device; and

receiving automatic access to the network by the mobile device in response to the network determining that the mobile device
is owned by the network.

US Pat. No. 9,748,935

SIGNAL CALCULATOR

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A voltage multiplier comprising:
a first capacitor;
a first comparator configured to generate time information according to a result of comparing a first voltage with a voltage
charged in the first capacitor by a first current;

a time copier configured to copy the time information; and
a current generator configured to generate a second current corresponding to a second voltage,
wherein a third voltage is charged in the first capacitor by the second current during a first period corresponding to the
copied time information.

US Pat. No. 9,748,339

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate having a first conductive type;
a semiconductor layer disposed on the semiconductor substrate, wherein the semiconductor layer has the first conductive type;
a first well region disposed in a portion of the semiconductor layer, wherein the first well region has a second conductive
type opposite to the first conductive type;

a second well region disposed in another portion of the semiconductor layer, wherein the second well region has the second
conductive type;

a pair of third well regions disposed in a portion of the semiconductor layer at opposite sides of the second well region,
wherein the pair of third well regions have the first conductive type, and wherein the first well region and one of the third
well regions are separated by the semiconductor layer;

a plurality of isolation elements disposed on the semiconductor layer, wherein the plurality of isolation elements are respectively
between the third well regions and the first and second well region;

a deep well region disposed in a portion of the semiconductor substrate adjacent to the semiconductor layer between the first
and second well region, wherein the deep well region has the second conductive type;

a first doping region disposed in the first well region, wherein the first doping region has the second conductive type; and
second doping regions disposed in the third well regions, wherein the second doping regions have the first conductive type.

US Pat. No. 9,747,565

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR MANAGEMENT OF MOBILE FIELD ASSETS VIA WIRELESS HANDHELD DEVICES

Intellectual Ventures II ...

6. A device, comprising:
a memory device configured to store instructions; and
a processing device configured to execute the instructions stored in the memory device to:
access a template stored on a server located remotely from the device, the template listing tasks to be completed before an
end of a work shift;

report a status of each of the tasks at least once by synchronizing the device to the server; and
update the template responsive to the status with unfinished or new tasks at the end of the work shift.

US Pat. No. 9,745,665

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTROLYTICALLY DEPOSITING A DEPOSITION METAL ON A WORKPIECE

ATOTECH DEUTSCHLAND GmbH,...

1. Method for electrolytically depositing a deposition metal on a workpiece (WS), comprising the following method steps:
(a) providing an electrolytic metal depositing apparatus, in which the workpiece (WS), at least one anode and a deposition
electrolyte (AE) are arranged and which has a device for electric current generation and at least one current feeding device
wherein each has at least one electrical contact element for making electrical contact with the workpiece (WS);

(b) bringing the at least one electrical contact element into contact with the workpiece (WS); and
(c) feeding electric current to the workpiece (WS) via the at least one electrical contact element in order that the deposition
metal electrodeposits on the workpiece (WS);
wherein before method step (b), in a further method step (d), the deposition metal is electrodeposited on a respective contact
area on the at least one electrical contact element.

US Pat. No. 9,744,044

UNICONDYLAR TIBIAL KNEE IMPLANT

Mako Surgical Corp., For...

1. An orthopedic implant for replacing a portion of a bone comprising:
a bone contacting surface;
a hole configured to accept a bone screw at a plurality of different angles;
a keel extending from the bone contacting surface, the keel including a first projection with a first longitudinal axis and
a second projection with a second longitudinal axis, wherein the first and second longitudinal axes are oriented orthogonally
to each other and separated from each other by the hole and at least one of the first and second projections includes a sloped
surface; and

a porous portion adapted to allow for the bone to grow therein, the porous portion defining a first porous surface and at
least one bonding strut extending 0 to 10° from normal to the first porous surface.

US Pat. No. 9,750,107

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT DIMMING CONTROL USING TIRAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

1. An apparatus for a power conversion system, the apparatus comprising:
a process-and-drive component configured to receive an input signal associated with a TRIAC dimmer and output a drive signal
to a switch to affect a current that flows through a primary winding of a power conversion system;

wherein:
the input signal includes a first pulse corresponding to a first input period, the first pulse being associated with a first
pulse width; and

the first pulse width is larger than a first threshold for normal operation of the TRIAC dimmer;
wherein the process-and-drive component is further configured to:
process information associated with the first pulse width and a second threshold, the second threshold being larger than the
first threshold; and

in response to the first pulse width being smaller than the second threshold, even if the first pulse width is still larger
than the first threshold, maintain the drive signal at a first logic level without modulation to keep the switch open during
at least the first input period.

US Pat. No. 9,750,065

METHOD AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS NODE FOR CONTROLLING AN ATTACH STATE OF A USER EQUIPMENT

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for controlling an attach state of a user equipment in an attach control node of a telecommunications system further
comprising a subscriber database containing subscription data of the user equipment, the method comprising:
receiving an attach request from the user equipment in the attach control node, the attach request containing a partial transfer
indication;

receiving in a first transfer stage a first set of subscription data from the subscriber database and in response to the partial
transfer indication storing the first set of subscription data in the attach control node, wherein the first set of subscription
data is insufficient for enabling establishing a communication session between the user equipment and the telecommunications
system, resulting in a partial attach state for the user equipment in the telecommunications system; and

in the partial attach state, receiving from the user equipment a restricted set of data by using a short message service or
via a control plane.

US Pat. No. 9,750,006

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SHARING A CONTROL CHANNEL FOR CARRIER AGGREGATION

GOLDEN VALLEY HOLDINGS LI...

1. A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (UA) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource
allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control
channel element (CCE) subset candidates wherein the carriers used for data transmission and reception are configured carriers,
the method comprising the steps of:
receiving a downlink control information (DCI) signaling;
decoding the DCI signaling using one or more orders of Resource Element Groups (REGs) within the DCI signaling, each of the
one or more orders of REGs corresponding to a respective carrier; and

identifying, based on the decoding, a carrier associated with the DCI signaling; and
receiving activation signals specifying active and deactivated carriers from among the configured carriers;
for active carriers:
(i) identifying a number of CCE subset candidates to decode; and
(ii) decoding up to the identified number of CCE subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant; and
for deactivated carriers, ignoring CCE subset candidates associated with the deactivated carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,747,777

RFID-INTEGRATED SELF-POWERED TTI

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A radio frequency identification (RFID)-integrated self-powered time-temperature integrator (TTI) comprising: an RFID;
and a self-powered TTI which is attached to the exterior of a package of food to output an electric signal indicating a storage
state of the food and supplies the electric signal as an operating power of the RFID.

US Pat. No. 9,746,563

WIRELESS LOCAL MESSAGING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DETERMINING A POSITION OF A NAVIGATION RECEIVER WITHIN A WIRELESS LOCAL MESSAGING SYSTEM

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A wireless local messaging system, comprising:
at least one transmitter; and
at least one receiver, wherein the at least one transmitter is configured to transmit a local message and a local PRN code
to the at least one receiver;

wherein said at least one receiver is a navigation receiver configured to receive and process navigation messages from satellites
of a global navigation satellite system on a particular carrier frequency, each of the satellites transmitting the navigation
messages with a satellite-individual PRN code,

wherein the at least one transmitter is configured to transmit the local message and the local PRN code in a local message
signal on the particular carrier frequency,

wherein the at least one receiver is further configured to receive and process the local message signal in order to determine
the local PRN code and the local message,

wherein the local PRN code is not used by a satellite of said global navigation satellite system, and
wherein the local message comprises information for a non-global-navigation-satellite-system service.

US Pat. No. 9,744,612

FLUX RECOVERY DEVICE AND SOLDERING DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A flux recovery device that recovers a flux component from a gaseous mixture containing the flux component, the flux recovery
device comprising:
a first water spray unit that sprays water into the gaseous mixture;
a separation unit that includes an introduction port for introducing the gaseous mixture, the separation unit using a swirling
flow to separate the flux component from the gaseous mixture; and

a second water spray unit that forms a precipitation flow inside of the separation unit.

US Pat. No. 9,744,119

COSMETIC COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PREPARATION

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A method of preparing a cosmetic composition comprising an oil phase and optionally an aqueous phase wherein the method
comprising
(a) reacting
i) at least one silicone hydride bearing at least two Si—H residues,
ii) at least one cross-linker silicone with two or more Si-unsaturated radicals,
wherein at least one of (i) or (ii) silicone is an ionic silicone having the general formula (I):
M1aM2bM3cD1dD2eD3fT1gT2hT3iQj  (I)
wherein:M1=R1R2R3SiO1/2 M2=R4R5R6SiO1/2 M3=R7R8R9SiO1/2 D1=R10R11SiO2/2 D2=R12R13SiO2/2 D3=R14R15SiO2/2 T1=R16SiO3/2 T2=R17SiO3/2 T3=R18SiO3/2 Q=SiO4/2 where R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R8, R9, R10, R11, R13, R15, R16 are each independently aliphatic, aromatic or fluoro containing monovalent hydrocarbon radicals containing from 1 to about
60 carbon atoms;

where R4, R12, R17 are each monovalent radical bearing ion-pairs,

where R7, R14 and R18 are each independently selected from hydrogen, —OR20, unsaturated monovalent radicals or monovalent epoxy group-containing radicals, monovalent sulfur atom-containing radicals
and monovalent organosilane groups, wherein R20 is independently selected from hydrogen, monovalent hydrocarbon radical of from 1 to about 60 carbon atoms,

where the subscript a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j are zero or positive subject to the following limitations: the sum a+b+c+d+e+f+g+h+i+j
is greater than or equal to 2 and less than or equal to 6000, b+e+h is greater than 0; and

iii) an effective amount of precious metal catalyst suitable for facilitating addition cure reaction between i) and ii) to
obtain a crosslinked ionic silicone network,

(b) combining the crosslinked ionic silicone network of step (a), at least one cosmeceutical active, and optionally one or
more cosmetically acceptable additives;

(c) shearing the combined components of step (b) during and/or after the combining step (b) with a solvent to form a crosslinked
ionic silicone network gel, and

(d) adding the crosslinked ionic silicone network gel to an oil phase to obtain the cosmetic composition.

US Pat. No. 9,749,973

SYNCHRONIZATION IN A FLEXIBLE BANDWIDTH WIRELESS NETWORK

INTELLECTUAL VENTURES II ...

1. A method for operating bandwidth determination in a multi-bandwidth wireless cellular communication system, the method
comprising:
at a remote unit configured to receive wireless cellular transmissions from a terrestrial base station:
receiving a modulated waveform having a first portion at a first, predetermined bandwidth, containing a value identifying
a particular operating bandwidth selected from a plurality of operating bandwidths used for a further portion;

recovering the value from the first portion at the first, predetermined bandwidth; and
recovering information in the further portion at the particular operating bandwidth identified by the value,
wherein the first, predetermined bandwidth is a width of a frequency band,
wherein the particular operating bandwidth identified by the value is a width of a frequency band, and
wherein the first, predetermined bandwidth is different than the particular operating bandwidth identified by the value.

US Pat. No. 9,748,159

ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH AN INTEGRAL CONDUCTIVE WIRE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

STMicroelectronics (Greno...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a supporting substrate having a mounting face and including an electrical connection network,
an integrated circuit chip mounted on said mounting face of the supporting substrate and electrically connected to said electrical
connection network,

an encapsulation block including a primary encapsulation block in which the integrated circuit chip is embedded and which
extends above and around the integrated circuit chip on said mounting face of the supporting substrate and an additional encapsulation
block above the primary encapsulation block; and

a wire made from an electrically conductive material, the wire being self-supportable above the integrated circuit chip and
the primary encapsulation block and embedded in said additional encapsulation block, said wire being electrically connected
to at least one of said integrated circuit chip and said electrical connection network.

US Pat. No. 9,747,784

EMERGENCY SYSTEM AND METHOD

KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method comprising:
a mobile device receiving, via a first network, an emergency indicator, the emergency indicator indicative of a specific emergency;
responsive to the mobile device receiving, via the first network, the emergency indicator, the mobile device submitting, via
a second network that is different from the first network, a request for emergency information pertaining to the specific
emergency, the request comprising the received emergency indicator wherein the emergency information pertaining to the specific
emergency is selectable on the basis of the emergency indicator; and

the mobile device receiving, via the second network, the requested emergency information pertaining to the specific emergency.

US Pat. No. 9,747,654

VIRTUAL HOME SAFETY ASSESSMENT FRAMEWORK

Cerner Innovation, Inc., ...

1. A system framework for virtual safety assessment, comprising:
at least one imaging device;
at least one user interface;
one or more processors; and
one or more non-transitory computer storage media storing computer-usable instructions that, when used by the one or more
processors, cause the one or more processors to:

receive, by a central processing system for facilitating the virtual safety assessment, image data from an agent support system,
the agent support system including a first user interface and an imaging device, the image data associated with a hazard environment;

provide, by the central processing system, the image data to an expert support system, the expert support system including
a second user interface to process image data;

receive, by the central processing system, annotated image data, wherein the annotated image data comprises safety assessment
information based on the image data processed by the expert support system; and

automatically provide a report to the agent support system, the report based on at least the safety assessment information.

US Pat. No. 9,745,761

MAST ARM FOR A CONCRETE DISTRIBUTOR MAST AND METHOD FOR THE PRODUCTION THEREOF

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A mast arm for a concrete distributor mast, the mast arm comprising:
an elongated box profile support having, in at least some sections, a lower wall, an upper wall and two lateral walls which
connect the lower and upper walls, the box profile support having a hollow cross section when closed; and

a partition sheet metal element arranged in the hollow cross section of the closed box profile support, wherein the partition
sheet metal element is welded to the box profile support by longitudinal welding joints extending along the box profile support,
whereby notch effects transverse to the stress direction of the mast arm can be prevented.

US Pat. No. 9,745,475

USE OF A POLYMERIC EMULSION FOR THE SURFACE TREATMENT OF PARTICLES OF MINERAL MATTER

COATEX, Genay (FR) OMYA ...

1. A method for surface treating particles of mineral matter, comprising contacting said particles with a polymeric aqueous
emulsion obtained by polymerization of:
i) an acrylic acid or methacrylic acid monomer,
ii) an alkyl acrylate or alkyl methacrylate monomer,
iii) a monomer having at least one hydrophobic group, said hydrophobic group comprising between 6 and 100 carbon atoms,
in the presence, during said polymerization, of:
iv) at least one polyglycerol of formula (I):
RO—(C3H6O2)n—H  (I)

in which:
R represents hydrogen, a carbon group comprising between 8 to 22 carbon atoms, or an ester group functionalized by a carbon
group comprising between 8 to 22 carbon atoms, and

n represents an integer or decimal number greater than 1, and
v) at least one anionic surfactant agent.

US Pat. No. 9,745,812

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROGRAMMABLE ROBOTIC ROTARY MILL CUTTING OF MULTIPLE NESTED TUBULARS

TETRA Applied Technologie...

11. A cutting tool for severing a plurality of nested tubulars, each tubular having a tubular bore, the nested tubulars being
disposed in a well bore and wherein there is an outer tubular and an inner tubular inside the bore of the outer tubular, comprising:
(a) tool body configured to be lowered into the tubular bore, the tool body having a longitudinal Z-axis, a W-axis of rotation
generally perpendicular to the Z-axis, and an anchoring system attached to the tool body, the anchoring system having engaged
and non-engaged conditions, wherein during the engaged condition the tool body is anchored relative to the tubular, and during
the non-engaged position the tool body is not anchored relative to the tubular;

(b) the tool body including a cutting head movably connected to the tool body in both the Z and W axes, the tool body supporting
a drive system that includes a first motor drive and a second motor drive;

(c) the cutting head being coupled to the first motor drive, wherein the first motor drive causing the cutting head to be
moved in the W-axis of rotation relative to the tool body;

(d) the cutting head being coupled to the second motor drive, wherein the second motor drive causing the cutting head to be
moved in the Z-axis relative to the tool body;

(e) the cutting head coupled to the drive system at a pivot point, wherein the cutting head can travel through an arcuate
path;

(f) the cutting head including an elongated cutting member having a first lower distal end portion and a second upper proximal
end portion;

(g) an actuator mounted at one of its end portions to the second end of the cutting head and at the other of its end portions
to the tool body at a position spaced below the pivot point, the actuator powering the cutting member to rotate about the
pivot bearing through an arc a sufficient amount of rotation to cut both the inner and the outer tubular; and

(h) a third motor drive that rotates the elongated cutting member.

US Pat. No. 9,744,853

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF TRACKING WITH ASSOCIATED SENSORY FEEDBACK

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A system for providing sensory feedback with a tracking device installed in a vehicle, comprising:
a tracking module configured to track a user motion, the user motion being independent of the user making physical contact
with an input employed to control the component of the vehicle; and

a sensory feedback module configured to provide sensory feedback in response to the tracking module tracking the user's engagement
with a component of the vehicle, and

wherein the tracking module further comprises an eye-gaze tracker or a head tracker, and in response to the eye-gaze tracker
detecting the user's eyes oriented towards the component or the head tracker detecting a movement in the user's head, instigating
the sensory feedback module to provide sensory feedback, and

one of the eye-gaze tracker and the head tracker is oriented at a non-visual based electronic display or interface employed
to control the component of the vehicle,

wherein the vehicle includes multiple components additionally provided to the component, and in response to tracking module
detecting a change of attention from a first component to a second component, the sensory feedback module being further configured
to provide sensory feedback.

US Pat. No. 9,749,015

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING VIDEO DATA OVER A POWERLINE COMMUNICATIONS TRANSMISSION CHANNEL

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A transmission method for transmitting video data over a powerline communications transmission channel, a first communication
device obtaining video data in the form of a succession of uncompressed images, the first communication device performing:
performing a wavelet-decomposition of each uncompressed image, the wavelet-decomposition enabling obtaining data with different
resolutions;

performing a compression of each wavelet-decomposed image;
transmitting, in pulse form with spreading, of each compressed image to a second communication device, so as to introduce
data redundancy, the rate of which, for each data item in said compressed image, is defined according to the resolution of
said video data item, the redundancy of the data with the lowest resolution being greater than the one of the data of any
other resolution;

dividing the succession of uncompressed images into uncompressed image sequences, by detecting changes in scenes on the basis
of differences in luminance histograms between two consecutive images;

determining speed maps representing the motion of the pixels of an uncompressed image to a following uncompressed image in
the same sequence of uncompressed images;

transmitting the obtained speed maps to the second communication device to enable said second communication device to apply
an image enhancement operation by inter-image interpolation for at least one sequence of reconstructed images, on the basis
of said speed maps; and

determining the capacity of the powerline communications transmission channel and implementation of the compression of each
wavelet-decomposed image, according to the determined capacity of the powerline communications transmission channel;
and wherein, for determining the speed maps, the first communication device applies a sum of absolute differences algorithm
to each sub-band of each resolution level, and determines a speed map, for each resolution level, from the results of applying
the sum of absolute differences algorithm to each sub-band of said resolution level.

US Pat. No. 9,746,581

COMPACT, INTERLEAVED RADIATION SOURCES

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A method of conducting radiation scanning of an object, comprising:
scanning an object with a first radiation beam pulse pattern comprising at least one of at least two different radiation beams,
each having a different characteristic;

moving the object at a first conveyor speed while scanning the object;
detecting first radiation after interaction of the first radiation been pulse pattern with the object;
analyzing the detected first radiation;
scanning the object with a second radiation beam pulse pattern different from the first radiation beam pulse pattern, if suspect
material is at least potentially identified;

moving the object at a second conveyor speed different than the first conveyor speed, if suspect material is at least potentially
identified;

detecting second radiation after interaction of the second radiation beam pulse pattern with the object; and
analyzing the detected second radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,746,579

CT SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREOF

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, Bei...

1. A Computed Tomography (CT) system, comprising:
a conveyor mechanism configured to convey and move an object under inspection linearly;
a first scanning stage comprising a first ray source, a first detector, and a first data acquisition device, and configured
to scan the object and generate a first digital signal;

a second scanning stage configured to be spaced from the first scanning stage at a preset distance in a direction of the object's
movement, and comprising a second ray source, a second detector, and a second data acquisition device;

a third scanning stage comprising a third ray source, a third detector, and a third data acquisition device;
a processing device configured to reconstruct a CT image of the object at a first image quality based on the first digital
signal, and analyze the CT image; and

a control device configured to adjust a scanning parameter of the second scanning stage based on an analysis result of the
processing device to cause the second scanning stage to output a second digital signal,

wherein the processing device is further configured to reconstruct a CT image of the object at a second image quality higher
than the first image quality at least based on the first digital signal and the second digital signal;

wherein the control device is further configured to adjust a scanning parameter of the third scanning stage based on the CT
image of at least the first image quality to cause the third scanning stage to output a third digital signal, and

wherein the processing device is further configured to reconstruct a CT image of the object at a third image quality higher
than the first image quality at least based on the first digital signal, the second digital signal, and the third digital
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,746,431

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-ENERGY COMPUTER TOMOGRAPHIC CUTTINGS ANALYSIS

Ingrain, Inc., Houston, ...

1. A method for estimating selected physical properties of a rock sample, which comprises the steps of:
(a) positioning rock fragments of the same drilling interval in spaced positions in a casting container,
(b) introducing flowable polymer into the casting container to encapsulate the rock fragments,
(c) hardening the polymer to form a rock fragments-embedded carrier,
(d) removing the rock fragments-embedded carrier from the casting container,
(e) performing a multi-energy X-ray CT scan of the rock fragments-embedded carrier with at least 3 reference objects,
(f) creating digital images of the rock fragments from the multi-energy X-ray CT scan, wherein each of the rock fragments
scanned at two or more different energy levels returns a CT value for each voxel thereof,

(g) estimating the bulk density, RhoB, and effective atomic number, Zeff, for each of the rock fragments as data pairs based on the digital images of the rock fragments, comprising averaging the
voxels for each entire rock fragment per different energy scan and processing the average values for each rock fragment to
provide the data pairs,

(h) categorizing the bulk density, RhoB, and effective atomic number, Zeff, data pairs into a single set for a single rock fragments-embedded carrier or separate subsets if more than one rock fragments-embedded
carrier of differing intervals is scanned in step (e),

(i) selecting at least one rock fragment from the set or subsets as applicable for further digital analysis,
(j) extracting the at least one selected rock fragment from the carrier,
(k) creating 2D digital images of the selected rock fragment using an SEM,
(l) estimating at least one of porosity, organic matter content, and mineralogy from the images created in step (k),
(m) selecting a subarea of the images created in step (k), which can comprise at least one of relatively high porosity and
high organic matter or other features of interest,

(n) imaging the selected subarea of step (m) with a FIB-SEM,
(o) creating 3D digital images from the imaging in step (n),
(p) segmenting the 3D digital images of step (o) to identify voxels as pore, rock or organic matter, and
(q) estimating rock properties from the segmented images.

US Pat. No. 9,746,322

THICKNESS MEASURING DEVICE AND THICKNESS MEASURING METHOD

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A thickness measuring device, comprising:
a plurality of elements arranged in line, each of the elements being configured to transmit an ultrasonic wave to a target
object and acquirable of an echo signal with respect to the ultrasonic wave;

a reception waveform storage configured to acquire and store reception waveforms of the elements at the time the respective
elements transmit the ultrasonic waves;

an echo waveform synthesizing module configured to obtain echo waveforms corresponding to the ultrasonic wave while scanning
a focusing position of the ultrasonic beams, each of the echo waveforms being obtained by synthesizing the reception waveforms
of the respective element stored in the reception waveform storage;

an inner-surface focusing waveform acquiring module configured to acquire the echo waveform in which the beams are suitably
focused on an inner surface of the target object, by evaluating each of the echo waveforms obtained by the echo waveform synthesizing
module; and

a thickness calculating module configured to calculate a thickness of the target object based on the echo waveform acquired
by the inner-surface focusing waveform acquiring module.

US Pat. No. 9,745,797

METHOD FOR OPERATING A MOTORIZED SHADE

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. An architectural covering, comprising:
shade material;
a motor operatively connected to the shade material such that operation of the motor causes movement of the shade material;
a controller unit operatively connected to the motor;
the controller unit configured to control operation of the motor;
the controller unit having a microprocessor;
a power supply unit electrically connected to the motor;
wherein the power supply unit includes one or more batteries;
at least one sensor operatively connected to the microprocessor;
the at least one sensor configured to detect rotation of the motor;
the controller unit configured to switch between an awake state, wherein the at least one sensor is energized, and an asleep
state, wherein the at least one sensor is not energized, so as to conserve power; a counterbalance assembly operatively connected
to the architectural covering, the counterbalance assembly configured to provide a counterbalance force to the shade material.

US Pat. No. 9,749,670

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR INCREASING VIEWERSHIP OF BROADCAST PROGRAMMING

FOX BROADCASTING COMPANY,...

1. A method of generating viewership of a broadcast of an episode of a series by an affiliate to a plurality of receiver stations,
each receiver station associated with at least one user, the broadcast commencing at a broadcast commencement time, the episode
provided by a media program provider to the affiliate serving a market for the broadcast of the episode by the affiliate on
a first communication channel, the broadcast subject to an affiliate license exclusive to the market, the method comprising:
(a) commencing transmission of a live prefacing media program from the media program provider to the market via at least one
of a plurality of second communication channels independent from the first communication channel before the broadcast commencement
time, wherein:

the live prefacing media program comprises user-identifiable content related to the broadcast of the episode;
the live prefacing media program is for transmission via the at least one of the plurality of second communication channels;
and

the transmission of the live prefacing media program is not subject to the affiliate license in the market and is formatted
for transmission on any of the plurality of second communication channels without modification;

(b) accepting identifiers of the user-identifiable content via at least one of a third plurality of communication channels
independent from the first communication channel;

(c) automatically altering the live prefacing media program during transmission of the prefacing media program according to
an aggregate of the accepted user identifiers according to an objective popularity measure;

(d) further transmitting the altered live prefacing media program from the media program provider via the second communication
channel;

(e) repeating steps (b)-(d) until the broadcast commencement time; and
(f) terminating transmission of the live prefacing media program from the media program provider to the market via the second
communication channel immediately before the broadcast commencement time.

US Pat. No. 9,749,253

TECHNIQUE FOR IMPLEMENTING A LATENCY SENSITIVE COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL IN A WIRELESS MESH NETWORK

SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, I...

1. A computer-implemented method for transmitting data across a network according to a communication protocol, the method
comprising:
receiving, at a first node within the network and with a first data rate, a first stream of bits from a first device that
includes repeating instances of a first N-bit sequence, N being a positive integer;

extracting, at the first node, the first N-bit sequence from the first stream of bits; and
transmitting a first data packet that includes fewer than the number of the repeating instances of the first N-bit sequence
in the first stream from the first node to a second node within the network and with a second data rate that is lower than
the first data rate and indicates that a communication link between the first node and the second node remains active, wherein
the second node is coupled to a second device and is configured to transmit a second stream of bits to the second device that
includes repeating instances of the first N-bit sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,748,075

APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING TEMPLATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TEMPLATE

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. An apparatus for manufacturing a template, comprising:
a vacuum chamber including an inlet and an exhaust port of a reactive gas, the vacuum chamber being capable of maintaining
an atmosphere depressurized below an atmospheric pressure;

an electrode, provided in an interior of the vacuum chamber, for receiving a high frequency voltage to be applied thereto,
a substrate to form the template being placed on the electrode, the substrate having a back surface on a side of the electrode,
a recess being provided in the back surface;

an adjustor being configured to be inserted into the recess, the adjustor being an insulator; and
a guide plate provided in a peripheral portion of an upper surface of the electrode to guide the substrate, the guide plate
being insulative;

wherein
a side surface of the adjustor conforms to an inner surface of the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,747,687

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING POLYPS FROM LEARNED BOUNDARIES

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A system for automated polyp detection in optical colonoscopy images, the system comprising:
an input configured to acquire a series of optical images;
a processor in communication with the input; and
a memory containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform a process on the series
of optical images comprising:

applying a color filter to create a plurality of color filtered images for each optical image of the series of optical images;
locating a series of edge pixels on at least one of the plurality of color filtered images;
obtaining a plurality of oriented image patches corresponding to each of the series of the edge pixels, the plurality of oriented
image patches represented by an intensity signal characterized by at least one of rotation invariance or illumination invariance;

estimating an edge normal for each edge pixel;
constructing at least one classification system corresponding to the plurality of color filtered images, the at least one
classification system configured to enhance low level features of the plurality of color filtered images prior to classification;

generating appearance features from a series of feature vectors selected from the at least one classification system;
performing an edge classification threshold analysis on each of the plurality of oriented image patches;
determining, based on the edge classification threshold analysis, that a given image patch is consistent with an edge threshold;
and

generating a report indicating potential polyps with a vote accumulation greater than a threshold, the vote accumulation including
a probabilistic output for each of the potential polyps in the absence of a predefined parametric model.

US Pat. No. 9,747,314

NORMALIZED SEARCHABLE CLOUD LAYER

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A system for indexing heterogeneous resources, the system comprising:
a database including a set of mappings from an attribute name of a physical resource specific to a cloud to a normalized attribute
name based on a uniform schema; and

one or more processors coupled to the database and configured to execute computer program modules, the computer program modules
comprising:

a data module executable by the one or more processors, wherein the data module identifies a set of physical resources in
a plurality of virtual datacenters, invokes a single application programming interface (API), wherein the invoked API causes
invocation of a first API and a second API different from the first API, and wherein responsive to the invoked first API the
data module receives a first set of attribute names, and responsive to the invoked second API the data module receives a second
set of attribute names,

wherein each virtual datacenter of the plurality of virtual datacenters is associated with a cloud consumer's account, and
wherein a first virtual datacenter includes one or more physical resources located in a first physical data center and one
or more physical resources located in a second physical data center, and a second virtual datacenter includes one or more
physical resources located in the first physical data center and one or more physical resources located in a third physical
data center,

wherein a first subset of physical resources is executable in the first cloud, and a second subset of physical resources is
executable in the second cloud, and

wherein the first set of attribute names is compatible with the first cloud and incompatible with the second cloud, and the
second set of attribute names is compatible with the second cloud and incompatible with the first cloud;

a normalization module executable by the one or more processors, wherein for a first attribute name of the first set of attribute
names, the normalization module searches the database for a first normalized attribute name corresponding to the first attribute
name, normalizes based on the uniform schema the first attribute name, and places the normalized first attribute name in a
data structure, wherein the first attribute name is different from the normalized first attribute name,

wherein for a second attribute name of the second set of attribute names, the normalization module searches the database for
a second normalized attribute name corresponding to the second attribute name, normalizes based on the uniform schema the
second attribute name, and places the normalized second attribute name in the data structure, wherein the second attribute
name is different from the normalized second attribute name; and

an indexing module executable by the one or more processors, wherein the indexing module indexes the normalized first and
second attribute names in the data structure and outputs the indexes to index data files, and the index data files are accessible
via a search API.

US Pat. No. 9,744,868

ELECTRIC CIRCUIT FOR CHARGING AT LEAST ONE ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE UNIT BY MEANS OF AN ELECTRICAL NETWORK

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. An electric circuit for charging at least one electrical energy storage unit by means of an electrical network, the circuit
comprising:
an inductive cell configured for interacting with an inductive cell of the electrical network to exchange energy by electromagnetic
induction;

a first rectifier arranged downstream of the inductive cell and whose positive output terminal and negative output terminal
are each linked to one conductor of a DC bus;

a capacitor connected between the two conductors of the DC bus;
a power stage whose positive input terminal and negative input terminal are respectively linked to one of the two conductors
of the DC bus, and which is configured for matching a value of the DC voltage between its positive input terminal and its
negative input terminal to the electrical energy storage unit, the power stage comprising at most two voltage converters;

the electrical energy storage unit; and
a connector connected in parallel with the inductive cell upstream of the first rectifier, said connector being configured
for connection to an additional connector of the electrical network.

US Pat. No. 9,744,846

ROLLER BLIND MODULE FOR A COOLING MODULE OF A VEHICLE AND FRONT END ELEMENT FOR A VEHICLE

HBPO GmbH, Lippstadt (DE...

1. A roller blind module (1) for a cooling module (2) of a vehicle wherein the roller blind module (1) is positioned at the cooling module(2), the roller blind module comprising: blind element (10), at least a drive (15), by which the roller blind element (10) is uncoilable in a first rolling direction from a first position (11) to at least one second position (12) and coilable in a second rolling direction, wherein in the first position (11) the roller blind element (10) is wound up and in the at least one second position (12) the roller blind element (10) is positioned in front of the cooling module (2) with respect to a driving direction (30) of the vehicle; and a cleaning device (20) with at least one cleaning element (21) wherein the roller blind element (10) is cleanable by the cleaning element (21), wherein the roller blind element (10) is deflected by at least one deflection roller, wherein the at least one cleaning element (21) is positioned on the at least one deflection roller (13) and when the at least one deflection roller (13) rotates the cleaning element (21) is movable between a cleaning position and a disengaged position; the cleaning element being configured to clean the roller
blind element (10) when the roller blind element (10) moves in one of the rolling directions of the roller blind element (10) and the cleaning element is in the cleaning position; wherein the at least one deflection roller (13) is pivotably mounted such that when the roller blind element (10) is uncoiling from the first position (11) to the at least one second position (12) the at least one deflection roller (13) rotates such that the cleaning element (21) moves from the cleaning position to the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 9,744,823

MOTOR VEHICLE REAR AXLE WITH ELASTIC MOUNTING

Benteler Automobiltechnik...

1. A rear axle arrangement of a motor vehicle, having two independent wheel suspension systems with in each case at least
two links and a wheel support, the links producing a connection between the vehicle body and the wheel support and being coupled
at their ends in a relatively movable manner via bearings and, in the case of static wheel loading, wheels of the rear axle
exhibiting toe-in, wherein at least one elastic bearing of a link has a frequency-dependent bearing stiffness in such a way
that, in the case of driving straight ahead and high-frequency dynamic wheel loading, a change into toe-out takes place on
account of an increasing bearing stiffness of the bearing and the wheel is pressed into negative camber as a result of the
change into toe-out.