US Pat. No. 9,788,361

SETTING TRANSMISSION PARAMETERS IN A SHARED COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A communication method, comprising:
receiving in accordance with a first Radio Access Technology (RAT) a first management frame indicating a first Basic Service
Set Identifier (BSSID) and a second management frame indicating a second BSSID different from the first BSSID;

calculating a timestamp difference between a first management frame timestamp included in the first management frame and a
second management frame timestamp included in the second management frame;

assigning the first BSSID and the second BSSID to a first grouping associated with a first physical access point based on
the timestamp difference;

selecting one or more operating channels or setting one or more parameters of a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) communication
pattern based on the assigning, the DTX communication pattern defining activated periods and deactivated periods of communication;
and

transmitting on the one or more operating channels in accordance with a second RAT or transmitting in accordance with the
DTX communication pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,787,821

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN ALARM NOTIFICATION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of operating an electronic device with an alarm function, the method comprising the following steps performed
by the electronic device:
detecting an imminent alarm time;
prior to activating the alarm function to output a previously set first alarm notification notifying a user of the alarm time
on the electronic device, accessing at least one of a phone application, a messaging application and a calendar application
residing on the electronic device;

determining, from the at least one of the phone application, the messaging application and the calendar application, whether
an alarm modification threshold of at least two detected events of a predetermined type requiring the user's attention has
been satisfied, where each of the at least two detected events is one of a missed communication and an un-acknowledged calendar
reminder;

in response to determining that the alarm modification threshold has been satisfied:
modifying the alarm function by replacing the previously set first alarm notification with a second alarm notification that
is different than the previously set first alarm notification, the first alarm notification being absent from the second alarm
notification, and

outputting the second alarm notification notifying the user of both the alarm time and the events requiring the user's attention;
and

in response to determining that the the alarm modification threshold has not been satisfied, outputting the first alarm notification.

US Pat. No. 9,788,463

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE HAVING A HEAT INSULATING MECHANISM

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:
a semiconductor memory unit;
a memory controller;
a cover unit having a first portion covering the semiconductor memory unit and a second portion covering the memory controller;
a first heat conduction member disposed between the semiconductor memory unit and the first portion of the cover unit; and
a second heat conduction member disposed between the memory controller and the second portion of the cover unit, wherein
the cover unit has a gap formed between the first and second portions.

US Pat. No. 9,782,882

DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING ENERGY TO A FASTENER

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A device for transmitting energy to a fastener comprising a reaction chamber, an energy-transmission element for transmitting
energy released in the reaction chamber to a fastener, wherein the energy-transmission element can move in a fastening direction,
wherein the energy-transmission element is oriented in the fastening direction with an energy-receiving face adjacent to the
reaction chamber and an energy-discharge face, and a first supply channel opening into the reaction chamber for feeding a
first reagent to the reaction chamber, wherein the first supply channel comprises a feeder device for feeding the first reagent
into the reaction chamber and compressing the first reagent in the reaction chamber, and wherein the feeder device comprises
a stator, a rotor having a rotational axis, and a feeder element for rotatingly moving the first reagent, wherein the feeder
element is locked on the rotor.

US Pat. No. 9,782,702

FILTER ASSEMBLIES, FILTER ELEMENTS, AND METHODS FOR FILTERING LIQUIDS

Pall Corporation, Port W...

12. A method for filtering first and second liquids comprising:
directing a first liquid along a first flow path within a housing, including passing the first liquid through a first filter
having an outer periphery and including a first permeable filter medium within the housing to remove one or more substances
from the first liquid and further including passing the first liquid to a thermally conductive heat exchanger, wherein the
heat exchanger comprises an axial direction, a first side and a second side, and a plurality of elongate ribs extending generally
radially from both the first side and the second side of the heat exchanger, wherein none of the plurality of elongate ribs
contact one another and the plurality of elongate ribs extend generally helically parallel to each other in the axial direction;
passing the first liquid along the elongate ribs of the first side of the heat exchange that contact the outer periphery of
the first filter within the housing;

directing a second liquid along a second flow path within the housing, including passing the second liquid through a second
filter having an inner periphery and including a second permeable filter medium within the housing and removing one or more
substances from the second liquid and further including passing the second liquid along the elongate ribs of the second side
of the heat exchanger that contact the inner periphery of the second filter within the housing; and

transferring heat through the heat exchanger between the first and second liquids.

US Pat. No. 9,788,339

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION OF D2D SIGNAL

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of a device-to-device (D2D) communication between user equipments (UEs), the method comprising:
receiving, at a transmission (Tx) UE, resource assignment information transmitted from an evolved NodeB (eNB), the resource
assignment information being associated with a D2D discovery signal to be transmitted in a discovery period;

determining, at the Tx UE, that a D2D discovery signal associated with a first discovery type and a D2D discovery signal associated
with a second discovery type are to be transmitted in a first subframe included in the discovery period;

in the first subframe, transmitting the D2D discovery signal associated with the second discovery type and dropping the D2D
discovery signal associated with the first discovery type; and

transmitting the D2D discovery signal associated with the first discovery type in a second subframe in response to determining
that the D2D discovery signal associated with the second discovery type is not scheduled for transmission in the second subframe,
wherein the second subframe is included in the discovery period.

US Pat. No. 9,788,330

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING AND INDICATING DOWNLINK DATA

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for processing an interference of downlink data, comprising:
a user equipment (UE) receiving multiple sets of resource indication information configured for the UE by a base station and
transmitted by the base station via a high-layer signaling;

the UE receiving a subframe transmitted by the base station, and acquiring downlink grant indication information in the subframe;
the UE selecting, from the multiple sets of resource indication information, a resource indication information matching the
downlink grant indication information, wherein the resource indication information is used for indicating a first resource
location having interference present, or, a second resource location having interference present and interference information
corresponding to the second resource location; and

the UE processing on the first or the second resource location the interference of the downlink data which is transmitted
to the UE;

wherein the first resource location carries at least: first zero power Channel State Information Reference signal (CSI-RS)
configuration information and first non-zero power CSI-RS configuration information;

when the resource indication information is used for indicating the first resource location having interference present, the
UE processing the interference of the downlink data on the first resource location comprises:

prohibiting the UE from receiving the downlink data on the first resource location, or, the UE acquiring that the base station
does not map data on resources corresponding to the first resource location, wherein not mapping data comprises: not mapping
physical downlink shared channel data, or,

after acquiring that the base station does not map data on resources corresponding to the first resource location, the UE
performing rate matching on the first resource location, wherein not mapping data comprises: not mapping physical downlink
shared channel data;

wherein the second resource location having interference present and the interference information corresponding to the second
resource location carries at least: second zero power CSI-RS configuration information and second non-zero power CSI-RS configuration
information;

when the resource indication information is used for indicating the second resource location having interference present and
the interference information corresponding to the second resource location, the UE processing the interference of the downlink
data on the second resource location comprises:

the UE receiving the downlink data at the second resource location, and the UE performing interference cancellation on the
downlink data according to the interference information corresponding to the second resource location;

wherein the first zero power CSI-RS configuration information comprises at least one of: a resource location of a first zero
power CSI-RS, a number of resource elements of a first zero power CSI-RS and a cycle and subframe offset of a first zero power
CSI-RS;

wherein the second zero power CSI-RS configuration information comprises at least one of: a resource location of a second
zero power CSI-RS, a number of resource elements of a second zero power CSI-RS and a cycle and subframe offset of a second
zero power CSI-RS;

wherein the first non-zero power CSI-RS configuration information comprises at least one of: a number of ports of a first
non-zero power CSI-RS, a resource location of a first non-zero power CSI-RS and a cycle and subframe offset of a first non-zero
power CSI-RS;

wherein the second non-zero power CSI-RS configuration information comprises at least one of: a number of ports of a second
non-zero power CSI-RS, a resource location of a second non-zero power CSI-RS and a cycle and subframe offset of a second non-zero
power CSI-RS.

US Pat. No. 9,787,825

CYCLICALLY VARIABLE SIGNAL DELAYS FOR ACOUSTIC ECHO CANCELLATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method for audio conferencing between a near-end site and a far-end site, comprising:
receiving first and second far-end audio signals, wherein the first far-end audio signal comprises a representation of first
sound received by a first microphone at the far-end site and the second far-end audio signal comprises a representation of
second sound received by a second microphone at the far-end site, the first sound and the second sound being produced by a
far-end conference participant at the far-end site, each of the first and second far-end audio signals comprising a sequence
of signal values corresponding to an audio sample rate, the audio sample rate corresponding to a sample period;

producing a first delayed audio signal having signal values corresponding respectively to the signal values of the first far-end
audio signal, the first delayed audio signal comprising a delayed representation of the first sound, the delayed representation
of the first sound being delayed by a first delay amount relative to the representation of the first sound by the first far-end
audio signal;

producing a second delayed audio signal having signal values corresponding respectively to the signal values of the second
far-end audio signal, the second delayed audio signal comprising a delayed representation of the second sound, the delayed
representation of the second sound being delayed by a second delay amount relative to the representation of the second sound
by the a second far-end audio signal;

oscillating the first delay amount, using one or more first finite impulse response (FIR) filters, between lower and upper
limits by a step amount, wherein the step amount is a fraction of the sample period;

oscillating the second delay amount, using one or more second FIR filters, between the upper and lower limits by the step
amount in opposition to the oscillating of the first delay amount;

producing the delayed representation of the first sound using a first loudspeaker, wherein the first loudspeaker is at the
near-end site;

producing the delayed representation of the second sound using a second loudspeaker, wherein the second loudspeaker is at
the near-end site;

producing a near-end audio signal using a near-end microphone, the near-end microphone being at the near-end site, wherein
the near-end audio signal represents near-end sound comprising (a) sound produced by a near-end conferencing participant at
the near-end site, (b) the delayed representation of the first sound produced using the first loudspeaker, and (c) the delayed
representation of the second sound produced using the second loudspeaker; and

processing the near-end audio signal with an acoustic echo canceller to at least partially cancel the delayed representations
of the first and second sounds from the near-end audio signal based at least in part on the first far-end audio signal and
the second audio signal.

US Pat. No. 9,788,470

COMPONENT SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A component supply device arranged adjacent to a mounter having a mounting head that mounts components on a board, the
component supply device supplying the components to the mounter, comprising:
a wafer sheet replenishment section which replenishes a wafer sheet on which multiple components are arranged; and
a wafer sheet conveyance section which conveys a wafer sheet supplied from the wafer sheet replenishment section, the wafer
sheet conveyance section including a table on which the wafer sheet is carried and a pickup head which picks up a component
on the wafer sheet carried on the table;

wherein the pickup head includes multiple component supply side suction nozzles, and a switching mechanism which switches
the multiple component supply side suction nozzles between a pickup position at which a respective tip of the multiple component
supply side suction nozzles faces down and between a transfer position at which the respective tip of the multiple component
supply side suction nozzles faces up;

wherein the switching mechanism includes a pinion gear fixed to a rotation axis around which the multiple component supply
side suction nozzles rotate, the pinion gear engaged with a rack which is movable to rotate the pinion gear; and

wherein an arrangement of the multiple component supply side suction nozzles corresponds to an arrangement of multiple mounter
side suction nozzles equipped on the mounting head of the mounter.

US Pat. No. 9,788,467

SHIELD CASE

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A shield case that shields an electronic component, the shield case comprising:
a shield frame configured to be fastened to a board so as to surround the electronic component mounted over a mount face of
the board; and

a spring, attached to the shield frame, including:
a first flat face configured to closely adhere to the mount face by being pressed when the shield frame is fastened; and
a second flat face, provided opposite to the first flat face, configured to closely adhere to an inner surface of an accommodating
depression provided in the shield frame and configured to accommodate the spring,

wherein the accommodating depression includes a first layer which includes an abutting face that abuts on a first face of
a fixed portion of the spring which is fixed to the accommodating depression, a second layer which includes an accommodating
hole that passes through the second layer in a thickness direction and accommodates the fixed portion, and a third layer which
includes a sandwich face that sandwiches the fixed portion between the sandwich face and the abutting face by abutting on
a second face of the fixed portion.

US Pat. No. 9,788,457

DEVICE FOR GENERATING AN AIRFLOW FOR COOLING A HEAT DISSIPATING ELECTRONIC ELEMENT SUCH AS AN LED

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An aircraft light, comprising:
an LED,
a cooling body having several cooling fins, the LED being in a heat transfer arrangement with said cooling fins, and
a device for generating an air flow for cooling the LED, the device for generating the air flow comprising:
a channel extending between an inlet portion upstream of the air flow to be generated and an outlet portion downstream of
the air flow to be generated, wherein the channel comprises at least two substantially opposite side surfaces, with the at
least two substantially opposite side surfaces being formed by said cooling fins;

a first bendable air ventilating blade arranged within the channel and having an overall longitudinal extension substantially
coinciding with the extension of the channel, with a first longitudinal end arranged upstream of the air ventilating blade
flow to be generated and a second end arranged downstream of the air flow to be generated, wherein the first air ventilating
blade has its first end fixedly arranged and has its second end reciprocatingly arranged, wherein the channel extends vertically
with the first end of the first ventilating blade being arranged at a lower level than the second end of the first ventilating
blade;

driving means for reciprocating the second end of the air ventilating blade in a direction between the two substantially opposite
side surfaces of the channel; and

at least a second air ventilating blade arranged within the channel beside the first air ventilating blade, wherein the first
air ventilating blade and the second air ventilating blade are immediately adjacent each other and wherein the driving means
is adapted to inversely reciprocate the air ventilating blades of a respective pair of adjacent air ventilating blades.

US Pat. No. 9,786,545

METHOD OF FORMING ANA REGIONS IN AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

12. A method comprising:
providing a structure having a first hardmask layer, interposer layer, second hardmask layer and mandrel layer disposed respectively
over a dielectric stack;

patterning an array of mandrels into the mandrel layer with a mandrel mask;
patterning a beta trench and an ANA trench into the mandrel layer with a first cut mask;
patterning a gamma trench and the ANA trench into the interposer layer with a second cut mask;
disposing an organic planarization layer (OPL) over the structure;
etching the OPL to dispose the OPL only in the ANA trench;
etching the structure to form a pattern in the dielectric stack; and
forming an array of metal lines from the pattern in the dielectric stack, a portion of the pattern formed by the ANA trench
forming an ANA region within the dielectric stack.

US Pat. No. 9,788,469

OPTICAL CABLE WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD SHIELD LAYER

Corning Optical Communica...

9. An optical cable comprising;
a cable body including a first end, a second end and an inner surface defining a passage within the cable body;
an elongate optical transmission element located within the passage and extending between the first end and the second end
of the cable body;

an elongate metal wire located within the passage and extending between the first end and the second end of the cable body;
and

an electromagnetic shielding layer located within the passage surrounding the elongate metal wire, wherein at least a portion
of the electromagnetic shielding layer is located between the inner surface of the cable body and the elongate metal wire,
wherein the electromagnetic shield layer comprises a helically wrapped strand extending between the first end and the second
end of the cable body;

wherein the helically wrapped strand includes a non-metallic core strand supporting a metal material;
wherein the helix angle of the helically wrapped strand varies along a longitudinal axis of the cable.

US Pat. No. 9,787,893

ADAPTIVE OUTPUT CORRECTION FOR DIGITAL IMAGE CAPTURE PROCESSING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

15. A method, comprising:
accessing digital image frames captured by a digital camera, each of the digital image frames having an associated control
value for a predetermined automatic image capture processing function;

determining a measure of information content change for a current digital image frame of the accessed digital image frames
relative to at least one previous digital image frame of the accessed digital image frames;

determining a measure of information content reliability with respect to the predetermined automatic image capture processing
function for the current digital image frame of the accessed digital image frames;

correcting the control value associated with the current digital image frame of the accessed digital image frames based on
the determined measure of information content change and the determined measure of information content reliability; and

outputting a final control value for the predetermined automatic image capture processing function based on corrected control
values for one or more digital image frames of the accessed digital image frames.

US Pat. No. 9,788,332

RADIO BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio base station connected to a neighbor radio base station via inter-radio base station interface, the radio base
station comprising:
a processor and a memory, wherein the processor:
performs radio communication with a user terminal using a UL/DL configuration indicating a configuration of uplink and downlink
subframes in a radio frame;

measures and detects interference that the radio base station suffers from; and
uses a result of a detection of the interference as a basis to determine which of two schemes is applied to at least one frequency
domain resource allocation in each subframe,

wherein one of the scheme has a restriction that an uplink subframe and a downlink subframe do not overlap each other in a
same frequency domain resource, and the other scheme does not have the restriction, and

wherein, if the measured interference is stronger than a threshold value, the processor determines to apply the restriction
to each flexible subframe in the UL/DL configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,787,895

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM FOR GENERATING CIRCUMFERENTIAL CAPTURED IMAGES

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device comprising:
a control unit configured to perform control in a manner that a display image generated based on image information which is
generated through imaging of an imaging device mounted on a moving object moving in a space, imaging-device posture information,
and user view information which is obtained from a user manipulation device manipulated by a user and specifies a region that
the user desires to view, is displayed in a display region viewed by the user;

an image generation unit configured to generate circumferential captured images which are captured in circumference of a position
at which the moving object is present using captured images included in the image information;

an image selection unit configured to select a captured image corresponding to the user view information among the circumferential
captured images as a user view image based on the user view information and the circumferential captured images generated
by the image generation unit; and

an image correction unit configured to perform correction on the circumferential captured image in a manner that a change
in the circumferential captured image accompanying a change in a visual line direction of the imaging device is suppressed,
based on the imaging-device posture information, when the visual line direction of the imaging device is changed,

wherein the image correction unit controls a degree to which the correction is performed according to correction application
information obtained from the user manipulation device, and

wherein the control unit, the image generation unit, the image selection unit, and the image correction unit are each implemented
via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 9,787,894

AUTOMATIC WHITE BALANCE USING HISTOGRAMS FROM SUBSAMPLED IMAGE

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving statistical image data for a set of image data, the statistical image data including composite intensity metrics
for each of a plurality of color channels for each of a plurality of cells of a subsampling grid;

generating a histogram for each of the color channels based on the composite intensity metrics;
determining a gain for each of the color channels based on the histograms that maximizes a degree of overlap between the histograms,
wherein determining the gain comprises:

holding a gain for a selected one of the color channels at unity;
iteratively varying the gains of the color channels other than the selected one; and
determining the degree of overlap for each iteration;
applying the gains for each of the color channels to the set of image data; and
storing the set of image data after applying the gains to generate an image data file.

US Pat. No. 9,786,980

ANTENNA SYSTEM

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a ground metal element;
a first signal source, connected to the ground metal element;
a first antenna, connected to the first signal source, wherein the first signal source is configured to excite the first antenna;
a second signal source, connected to the ground metal element;
a second antenna, connected to the second signal source, wherein the second signal source is configured to excite the second
antenna;

an isolation metal element, disposed between the first antenna and the second antenna, and configured to improve isolation
between the first antenna and the second antenna; and

a matching circuit, connected between the isolation metal element and the ground metal element;
wherein the isolation metal element has a connection end and an open end, and the connection end of the isolation metal element
is connected through the matching circuit to the ground metal element;

wherein the antenna system further comprises:
a transmission line, wherein the connection end of the isolation metal element is connected through the matching circuit and
the transmission line to the ground metal element, and the transmission line is configured to fine-tune a resonant frequency
band of the isolation metal element.

US Pat. No. 9,784,115

BLADE TRACK ASSEMBLY, COMPONENTS, AND METHODS

Rolls-Royce North America...

10. An apparatus comprising:
a blade track assembly including a blade track having an upstream end and a downstream end,
a forward hanger and an aft hanger, each of the forward hanger and aft hanger having circumferentially extending channels
that receive the respective upstream and downstream ends of the blade track, at least one of the forward hanger and aft hanger
includes a hanger anti-movement member structured to discourage movement of the at least one of the forward hanger and aft
hanger relative to the blade track, and

a spring clip engaged with the blade track to discourage movement of the blade track relative to the forward hanger and the
aft hanger,

wherein the blade track includes a blade track anti-movement cutout that receives the hanger anti-movement member to discourage
movement of the blade track relative to the at least one of the forward hanger and the aft hanger and the spring clip is located
in the blade track anti-movement cutout and arranged around the hanger anti-movement member.

US Pat. No. 9,788,466

APPARATUS AND METHODS RELATED TO GROUND PATHS IMPLEMENTED WITH SURFACE MOUNT DEVICES

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A radio-frequency (RF) module comprising:
a packaging substrate configured to receive a plurality of components, the packaging substrate including a ground plane;
a conductive layer implemented over the packaging substrate;
a surface mount device (SMD) mounted on the packaging substrate, the surface mount device configured to electrically connect
the conductive layer with the ground plane, the surface mount device providing RF shielding between first and second regions
about the surface mount device, the first and second regions being within the radio-frequency module, and the first and second
regions being on opposite sides of the surface mount device;

an overmold formed over the packaging substrate, the overmold encapsulating the surface mount device; and
an opening defined in the overmold at a region over the surface mount device, the opening having sufficient depth to expose
a region of the surface mount device and the opening having a chamfer profile.

US Pat. No. 9,788,293

UPLINK SIGNAL TRANSMISSION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells, wherein:
the plurality of cells are grouped into a plurality of timing advance groups (TAGs); and
the plurality of cells comprise:
a primary cell with a primary physical uplink control channel (PUCCH); and
a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH, wherein the PUCCH secondary cell is in a first TAG in the plurality of TAGs;
and

receiving a command initiating transmission of a preamble on the first TAG;
receiving a response comprising a timing advance command (TAC) in subframe m;
starting transmission of uplink signals on the first TAG on or before subframe m+4; and
starting transmission of valid channel state information (CSI) on the PUCCH secondary cell on or after subframe m+6.

US Pat. No. 9,788,040

FILE PLAYBACK METHOD AND APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for playing multimedia data in an electronic device, the method comprising:
receiving a request for transmitting a file including a plurality of multimedia data to a second device;
identifying a plurality of sample playback data of the file, wherein each of the plurality of sample playback data is respectively
corresponding to a portion of each of the plurality of multimedia data;

transmitting the plurality of sample playback data of the file to the second device;
transmitting remaining data of the file to the second device after transmitting of the plurality of sample playback data is
completed, the remaining data including the plurality of multimedia data; and

playing, in response to a user input, the plurality of sample playback data while the remaining data of the file is being
transmitted.

US Pat. No. 9,786,107

SMART DOORMAN

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for a security and/or automation system, comprising:
tracking, by a processor, a presence of one or more guests at an entrance to a residence over a pre-determined period of time;
recording, by the processor, visitation parameters of the one or more guests based at least in part on the tracking over the
pre-determined period of time;

analyzing the visitation parameters based at least in part on the recording;
generating an inactive profile based at least in part on the analyzing;
detecting, by the processor the presence of the one or more guests at the entrance to the residence;
comparing, by the processor, the presence of a guest to one or more inactive profile parameters, wherein the one or more inactive
profile parameters are based at least in part on the recorded visitation parameters over the pre-determined period of time;

providing, by the processor, a suggested guest profile to an administrator of the automation system based at least in part
on the inactive profile;

requesting input from the administrator to approve, edit, or reject the suggested guest profile;
receiving administrator input to approve the suggested guest profile; and
activating the suggested guest profile based at least in part on the receiving.

US Pat. No. 9,783,909

ANISOTROPIC ETCHING OF METALLIC SUBSTRATES

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A method comprising:
forming a photoresist layer on a surface of a metallic substrate;
developing the photoresist layer to define a pattern exposing a portion of the surface of the metallic substrate;
forming an electrically conductive layer on a surface of the photoresist layer and the exposed portions of the surface of
the metallic substrate, wherein the electrically conductive layer contacts the exposed portions of the surface of the metallic
substrate; and

submerging the substrate, the photoresist layer, and the electrically conductive layer in an electrolyte solution; and
applying a voltage between a cathode and an anode submerged in the electrolyte solution to anisotropically etch the metallic
substrate where the electrically conductive layer contacts the exposed portions of the surface of the metallic substrate to
form at least one feature in the metallic substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,781,938

METHOD FOR ELICITING PLANT IMMUNE RESPONSES BY SEED PRIMING OF HEAT-TREATED BACILLUS CULTURE SOLUTION

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A method of inducing systemic resistance and promoting growth in a plant, the method comprising:
performing high pressure sterilization of a culture solution of the Bacillus sp. strain PB69 (KCTC 12299BP); and

soaking a plant seed in the culture solution of the Bacillus sp. strain PB69 (KCTC 12299BP) obtained by the high pressure sterilization.

US Pat. No. 9,788,464

POWER SUPPLY DEVICE AND VACUUM PROCESSING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

CANON ANELVA CORPORATION,...

1. A power supply device comprising:
a substrate holder capable of holding a substrate and having a cooling channel;
a column connected to the substrate holder and including a first conductive column portion, second conductive column portion,
and a first insulating member having an outer cylindrical surface and arranged between the first conductive column portion
and the second conductive column portion so as to connect the first conductive column portion and the second conductive column
portion, the outer cylindrical surface having a first opening and a second opening which communicate with the cooling channel;

a housing rotatably supporting the column and including a first conductive housing portion, a second conductive housing portion,
and a second insulating member having an inner cylindrical surface facing the outer cylindrical surface and arranged between
the first conductive housing portion and the second conductive housing portion so as to connect the first conductive housing
portion and the second conductive housing portion;

a first conductive rotary joint configured to supply a first voltage from the first conductive housing portion to the first
conductive column portion;

a second conductive rotary joint configured to supply a second voltage from the second conductive housing portion to the second
conductive column portion, the second conductive rotary joint being insulated from the first conductive rotary joint;

a first power supply member electrically connected to the first conductive column portion and configured to supply the first
voltage to the substrate holder;

a second power supply member electrically connected to the second conductive column portion and configured to supply the second
voltage to the substrate holder; and

an insulating seal portion including a first annular member fixed around the outer cylindrical surface of the first insulating
member, and a second annular member fixed inside the inner cylindrical surface of the second insulating member, the first
annular member being in slidable contact with the second annular member,

wherein a first space capable of flowing a coolant is defined by at least the first conductive rotary joint, the insulating
seal portion, the outer cylindrical surface of the first insulating member and the inner cylindrical surface of the second
insulating member such that the first opening faces the first space so as to communicate the first space with the cooling
channel, and

wherein a second space capable of flowing the coolant is defined by at least the second conductive rotary joint, the insulating
seal portion, the outer cylindrical surface of the first insulating member and the inner cylindrical surface of the second
insulating member such that the second opening faces the second space so as to communicate the second space with the cooling
channel.

US Pat. No. 9,786,991

CROSS-TYPE TRANSMISSION MODULE AND ASSEMBLY METHOD THEREOF

Wistron Neweb Corp., Hsi...

11. A cross-type transmission module, comprising:
a first circuit board, comprising a first antenna and a first director; and
a second circuit board, comprising a first groove, a second antenna and a second director, wherein the first circuit board
partially passes through the first groove to be connected to the second circuit board, wherein the first circuit board is
on a first plane, the second circuit board is on a second plane, the first director is parallel to the first antenna, the
second director is parallel to the second antenna, and the first director and the second director are continuous PCB traces,

wherein the first groove is an enclosed groove,
wherein the first circuit board comprises a first connection portion, and both the first connection portion and the first
antenna pass through the first groove, and

wherein the first circuit board further comprises a second connection portion, the second circuit board further comprises
a second groove, the second connection portion passes through the second groove, the first director is partially located on
the second connection portion and passes through the second groove, and the second director is neighboring an end of the second
groove.

US Pat. No. 9,784,242

SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTING ENERGY FROM WIND AND THERMAL GRADIENTS

1. A system for extracting energy from wind, comprising:
a post-and-beam structure comprising a plurality of vertical posts and a pair of horizontal beams extending between said posts,
said pair of horizontal beams comprising first and second beams, each having an upper surface and a lower surface and being
parallel with one-another and spaced vertically by a predetermined amount,

a plurality of wind-responsive turbines mounted between said first and second horizontal beams, each turbine having a lower
end and an upper end and having an axis of rotation secured between said upper surface of said first horizontal beam and said
lower surface of said second horizontal beam by first and second bearings, respectively, said first bearing securing said
lower end of each turbine's axis of rotation to said upper surface of said first horizontal beam and said second bearing securing
said upper end of each turbine's axis of rotation to said lower surface of said second horizontal beam,

whereby said posts and beams can hold a plurality of turbines in the path of wind that will cause said turbines to rotate
within said bearings.

US Pat. No. 9,782,820

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR A SEMI-FINISHED PRODUCT

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A production method for an elongated semi-finished product having at least two differently profiled first and second sections
of prescribed lengths, comprising the following steps:
rolling a continuously fed wire lengthwise using a rotating roller, the rotating roller, along its circumference, having a
first segment with a roller profile rolling a profile into the first section of the wire, and having a second segment without
a roller profile rotated contact-free relative to the wire,

adjusting a speed of the roller, during the rolling of the profile, in such a way that the speed of the roller profile is
the same as the feeding speed of the wire,

adjusting the speed of the roller, during the contact-free rotation, in such a way that a length of the wire corresponding
to the prescribed length of the second section passes the roller contact-free, and

cutting a semi-finished product, having the first section and having the second section, off of the shaped wire.

US Pat. No. 9,782,706

FLOW CONNECTOR FOR CONNECTING SCREW-TYPE FILTRATION HEAD TO LUG-TYPE SUMP

SELECTO, INC., Suwanee, ...

1. A flow connector adapted to connect a lug-type filtration sump to a screw-type filtration head, comprising:
a first portion for receiving a lug-type filtration sump, comprising:
a generally cylindrical first sidewall defining a first opening of sufficient size to receive an end of a lug-type filtration
sump;

an inner surface of said first sidewall having a plurality of circumferentially spaced openings, each of sufficient size and
shape to receive and retain a lug of a lug-type filtration sump;

a first substantially planar portion opposing said first opening, defined by a first surface of a divider plate;
a second portion receivable by a screw-type filtration head, comprising:
a generally cylindrical second sidewall defining a second opening of sufficient diameter to be received by a screw-type filtration
head;

an outer surface of said second sidewall comprising a threaded portion;
an inner portion of said second sidewall;
a rim of said second sidewall, comprising a first circumferentially extending groove of a depth and width sufficient to receive
a first elastomeric o-ring;

a second substantially planar portion opposing said second opening, defined by a second surface of said divider plate;
a fluid flow conduit extending axially through said divider plate, defining, with the inner surface of the generally cylindrical
first sidewall, a first annular space, and defining with the inner surface of the generally cylindrical second sidewall, a
second annular space, wherein the fluid flow conduit is adapted to provide fluid communication between a central longitudinal
opening of said filtration sump and a first flow conduit in said filtration head, and wherein any fluid in said fluid flow
conduit is separated from said first annular space and said second annular space;

one or more openings in said divider plate, providing fluid communication between said first annular space and said second
annular space, and adapted to provide fluid communication between a second flow conduit in a screw-type filtration head and
a gap between a fluid purification media and a sidewall of said lug-type filtration sump;
wherein the flow connector is molded as a single piece or welded or spin-bonded to form a single piece.

US Pat. No. 9,781,940

POULTRY PROCESSING LINE

MEYN FOOD PROCESSING TECH...

1. A poultry processing line that includes a conveying track, comprising:
at least one carriage movable along the conveying track, wherein poultry or poultry parts are or supportable by the carriage,
the carriage defining a bore;

a plurality of wheels, the wheel positioned on opposite sides of the carriage;
an axle onto which the wheels are mounted, the axle guided through the bore;
supports for the wheels positioned on opposing sides of the conveying track, wherein the wheels are movable along the supports
such that the carriage can move along the conveying track;

wherein, as viewed along a longitudinal direction of the bore, the bore comprises
a convex inner top surface; and
a convex inner bottom surface.

US Pat. No. 9,788,118

SPATIAL SYSTEMS INCLUDING EYE TRACKING CAPABILITIES AND RELATED METHODS

THALES AVIONICS, INC., I...

1. An entertainment system comprising:
a plurality of spatial sound speakers embedded in a headrest of a passenger seat and associated with a media player of the
entertainment system; and

a spatial sound controller connected to receive signals from a media player of the entertainment system and configured to
provide signals to the spatial sound speakers to direct simulated surround sound beams to a defined target region, the spatial
sound controller is configured to control physical movement of the headrest containing the spatial sound speakers to move
the defined target region relative to a passenger's ears responsive to eye tracking input from an eye tracking system that
tracks location of the passenger's eyes.

US Pat. No. 9,788,298

SMART SURFACES FOR VISUO-HAPTICS NOTIFICATIONS

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by a computing device, that a notification should be provided;
determining, by the computing device, to use visuo-haptics to provide the notification;
generating, by the computing device, a signal configured to cause a haptic output device to change a position of a notification
portion of a surface from an original position to a notification position, wherein the change in position of the notification
portion of the surface to the notification position provides at least part of the notification; and

outputting, by the computing device, the signal to the haptic output device, wherein the notification portion of the surface
maintains the notification position after the signal is output.

US Pat. No. 9,785,820

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING THE NUMBER OF PORTS ASSOCIATED WITH A MOBILE DEVICE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A mobile device comprising:
a camera operable to sense both ambient light and a proximity associated with an object, the camera comprising:
a plurality of light sensors, the plurality of light sensors operable to turn off to save power;
a first light sensor in the plurality of light sensors operable to turn on when the other light sensors in the plurality of
light sensors are turned off, and when the other light sensors in the plurality of light sensors are turned off, the first
light sensor operable to receive a first light beam; and

a camera controller executing instructions to send a unique control signal to the first light sensor, the unique control signal
comprising an identification associated with the first light sensor, and any one of an instruction to turn on or an instruction
to turn off, and the camera controller executing instructions to detect a plurality of properties associated with the first
light beam, the plurality of properties comprising a frequency associated with the first light beam, and an amplitude associated
with the first light beam.

US Pat. No. 9,788,397

LIGHTING COMMUNICATION ADVERTISING PACKETS

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A Light Control and Data Interface Module (LCDIM) comprising:
an LED driver configured to supply electrical power to an LED based light engine that is electrically coupled to the LCDIM;
a radio frequency transmitter configured to communicate a signal indicative of an operational status of the LED driver, the
LED based light engine, or both, to an electronic device communicatively linked to the LCDIM on a wireless communications
network operating in compliance with a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol, wherein the communicating of the signal involves
a first BLE advertising packet that includes the signal indicative of the operational status of the LED driver, the LED based
light engine, or both; and

a radio frequency receiver configured to receive a signal indicative of a lighting control command from a light control device,
wherein the light control device and the LCDIM are communicatively linked on the wireless communications network operating
in compliance with the Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) protocol, wherein the receiving of the signal involves a second BLE advertising
packet that includes the signal indicative of the lighting control command;

wherein the first BLE advertising packet is communicated to the electronic device and the second BLE advertising packet is
received by the LCDIM without generating an exclusive point to point communication link between the LCDIM and the electronic
device or the light control device.

US Pat. No. 9,788,065

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR PROVIDING A VIDEO

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for providing a video, comprising:
receiving in real time a video frame sent from a first terminal device, the video frame including a frame identifier and information
of a first user account;

storing the video frame in a video file corresponding to the first user account based on the frame identifier;
determining content summary information of the video file;
prior to receiving a video request from a second terminal device, sending the content summary information to the second terminal
device corresponding to a second user account, the second user account being associated with the first user account;

receiving the video request from the second terminal device, wherein the second terminal device sends the video request in
response to detecting a selection of the content summary information by a user;

sending the video file to the second terminal device;
receiving a device change message sent from the second terminal device, the device change message indicating a change to a
third terminal device for receiving the video file; and

sending the video file to the third terminal device and indicating to the third terminal device a frame identifier of an initial
video frame as a starting position for playing the video file.

US Pat. No. 9,787,820

NAVIGATING BETWEEN A MOBILE APPLICATION AND A MOBILE BROWSER

LinkedIn Corporation, Su...

1. A method comprising:
determining, by at least one processor, that an action has been performed within a mobile application on a mobile device to
launch a mobile browser on the mobile device;

registering an identifier for the mobile application within an operating system of the mobile device, the identifier is a
uniform resource identifier (URI);

responsive to a determination that the identifier for the mobile application has been registered with the operating system
of the mobile device, associating a navigation element of the mobile browser with the identifier for the mobile application,
the navigation element is a selectable back button;

responsive to a determination that no identifier for the mobile application has been registered with the operating system
of the mobile device, displaying, on a page within the mobile browser, one or more instructions indicating how a user can
return to a previous mobile application experience from which the mobile browser was launched on the mobile device, the one
or more instructions being distinct from any selectable navigation element on the page, the one or more instructions identifying
a selectable user interface element associated with returning to the previous mobile application experience, the one or more
instructions being displayed concurrently with the selectable user interface element;

receiving an indication of a selection of the navigation element within the mobile browser associated with the identifier
for the mobile application; and

re-launching the mobile application in response to receiving the indication of the selection of the navigation element of
the mobile browser.

US Pat. No. 9,787,175

HIGH VOLTAGE POWER CONVERTER WITH A CONFIGURABLE INPUT

ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LIMIT...

1. A high voltage power converter comprising:
first, second, and third switches for receiving an alternating-current (AC) input;
a control power factor correction (PFC) rail connected to each of the first, second, and third switches for receiving the
AC input, the control PFC rail including a control power stage having an inductor;

a slave PFC rail connected to each of the first, second, and third switches for receiving the AC input and providing an output
substantially identical to an output of the control PFC rail, the slave PFC rail including a slave power stage having an inductor;

wherein the first, second, and third switches are configurable to adapt the high voltage power converter for operating in
a first inclusive input voltage range between 170 VAC and 265 VAC and a second inclusive input voltage range between 340 VAC
and 530 VAC;

wherein the inductor of the control power stage and the inductor of the slave power stage have a common core;
wherein the control PFC rail output and the slave PFC rail output are each connected to an output stage; and
wherein the output stage is for connection to a load.

US Pat. No. 9,785,247

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF TRACKING MOVING HANDS AND RECOGNIZING GESTURAL INTERACTIONS

LEAP MOTION, INC., San F...

1. A method of determining command input to a machine responsive to control object gestures in three dimensional (3D) sensory
space, the method comprising:
determining observation information including gestural motion of a control object in three dimensional (3D) sensory space
from at least one image captured at time t0;

constructing a 3D model to represent the control object by fitting one or more 3D capsules to the observation information
based on the image captured at time t0;

responsive to modifications in the observation information based on another image captured at time t1, wherein the control
object moved between t0 and t1, improving alignment of the 3D capsules to the modified observation information by:

determining variance between a point on another set of observation information based on the image captured at time t1 and
a corresponding point on at least one of the 3D capsules fitted to the observation information based on the image captured
at time t0 by:

pairing point sets on an observation information of the control object with points on axes of the 3D capsules, wherein the
observation information points lie on vectors that are normal to the axes; and

determining a reduced root mean squared deviation (RMSD) of distances between paired point sets; and
responsive to the variance adjusting the 3D capsules and determining a gesture performed by the control object based on the
adjusted 3D capsules; and

interpreting the gesture as providing command input to a machine under control.

US Pat. No. 9,784,689

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INSPECTING AN OBJECT WITH AN ARRAY OF BEAMS

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system for inspecting an object, the system comprising:
a traveling lens acousto-optic device that is configured to generate a sequence of traveling lenses that propagates through
an active region of the traveling lens acousto-optic device;

an illumination unit that is configured to illuminate the sequence of traveling lenses to provide a sequence of input beams;
a first beam splitter that is configured to split the sequence of input beams to an intermediate array of intermediate beams,
the intermediate array comprises multiple sequences of intermediate beams, wherein the intermediate beams in each sequence
of intermediate beams are spaced apart from each other, and the multiple sequences of intermediate beams are spaced apart
from each other;

a masking unit having regions for blocking some of the intermediate beams in each sequence of intermediate beams and apertures
for allowing some of the intermediate beams in each sequence to pass through, each aperture being shaped and sized to be wider
than a width of an intermediate beam to allow the intermediate beam to follow a predefined scan pattern and propagate from
one side of the aperture to another side of the aperture without being blocked, the masking unit configured to mask first
beams of the intermediate array and unmask output beams of the intermediate array in an alternating manner according to a
masking pattern, so that for each sequence of intermediate beams, the masking pattern does not mask adjacent intermediate
beams in the sequence or unmask adjacent output beams in the sequence, and wherein for adjacent sequences of the intermediate
beams, the masking pattern does not mask adjacent intermediate beams in the adjacent sequences or unmask adjacent output beams
in the adjacent sequences;

a plurality of detectors; and
optics that are configured to receive the output beams, direct the output beams towards multiple areas of the object, receive
collected beams from the multiple areas of the object, and direct the collected beams towards the plurality of detectors;

wherein each detector in the plurality of detectors is associated with an area of the multiple areas.

US Pat. No. 9,782,881

DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING ENERGY TO A FASTENER

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A device for transmitting energy to a fastener, comprising a reaction chamber, an energy-transmission element that can
move to transmit energy released in the reaction chamber to a fastener, a first supply channel opening into the reaction chamber
for feeding a first reagent to the reaction chamber, wherein the first supply channel comprises a feeder device for feeding
the first reagent into the reaction chamber and for compressing the first reagent in the reaction chamber; a drive device
for the feeder device, and a closing device for closing the first supply channel, wherein the closing device is arranged downstream
of the feeder device and upstream of the reaction chamber, and wherein the closing device can be opened and closed, and a
control device connected to the closing device for opening and closing the closing device according to specified conditions,
wherein the control device is connected to the drive device for controlling the feeder device.

US Pat. No. 9,788,468

CAGE ASSEMBLY FOR ELECTRICAL DEVICES

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A housing assembly for electronic devices, comprising:
(a) a base housing having:
(1) a first upper wall,
(2) a first lower wall,
(3) a first wall,
(4) a second wall, and
(5) a first device receiving space, and
(b) a first secondary housing detachably mounted to an outer side of the second wall, and having:
(1) a second upper wall,
(2) a second lower wall,
(3) a connecting wall, and
(4) a second device receiving space defined by the second wall together with the second upper wall, the second lower wall
and the connecting wall, and

(5) a first partition:
(i) positioned between the first upper wall and the first lower wall,
(ii) extending from the first wall and the second wall to divide an interior of the base housing into an upper device receiving
space and a lower device receiving space, and

(iii) having:
(1) a first upper partition wall,
(2) a first lower partition wall, and
(3) a first partition connecting wall positioned between the first upper partition wall and the first lower partition wall,
being bent inward from one of the first wall and the second wall such that the first partition has an approximate U-shape.

US Pat. No. 9,788,220

BANDWIDTH ESTIMATION BASED ON LOCATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A performance determination apparatus comprising:
a signal receiver module having a plurality of antennas to receive test data from a first node of a mesh network, a first
copy of the test data being received via a multiple input multiple output (MIMO) signal having four streams, the data in each
stream of the MIMO signal being transmitted with varying characteristics, a second copy of the test data being received via
a single stream signal;

a global positioning system (GPS) module configured to determine a GPS location of the signal receiver module when the signal
receiver module received the MIMO signal;

a signal analysis module configured to determine a signal quality parameter of the MIMO signal based at least in part on signal
quality values for each stream of the MIMO signal at a plurality of GPS locations; and

a placement module configured to identify a GPS placement site to position an additional node in the mesh network based at
least in part on the signal quality parameters of the MIMO signal taken at the plurality of GPS locations.

US Pat. No. 9,786,848

NANOFIBER-BASED HETEROJUNCTION APPROACH FOR HIGH PHOTOCONDUCTIVITY ON ORGANIC MATERIALS

University of Utah Resear...

1. An organic nanofiber-based heterojunction material, comprising nanofibers of an acceptor molecule, the nanofibers coated
with a donor molecule; wherein the acceptor molecule contains a group and the donor molecule contains a companion group;
wherein the group and companion group enables strong binding between the acceptor molecule and donor molecule, the strong
binding providing for efficient collection of free charge carriers between the acceptor molecule and donor molecule, and wherein
the group and companion group minimize charge carrier recombination between the acceptor molecule and the donor molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,786,464

SUPERCONDUCTING MULTI-CELL TRAPPED MODE DEFLECTING CAVITY

Fermi Research Alliance, ...

1. An RF cavity for beam deflection comprising:
a waveguide comprising an open ended resonator volume configured to operate as a trapped dipole mode;
a plurality of cells configured to provide a high operating gradient; and
at least two pairs of protrusions configured for lowering surface electric and magnetic fields.
US Pat. No. 9,783,857

DIAGNOSIS KIT AND CHIP FOR BLADDER CANCER USING BLADDER CANCER SPECIFIC METHYLATION MARKER GENE

GENOMICTREE, INC., Daeje...

1. A method for detecting CpG methylation of SIM2 (single-minded homolog 2 (Drosophila)) gene, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) isolating a genomic DNA from a clinical sample;
(b) treating the genomic DNA from step (a) with bisulfite; and
(c) determining hypermethylation of the CpG of the SIM2 gene in the bisulfite-treated genomic DNA from step (b) by using primer(s)
to amplify a methylated CpG of the bisulfite-treated SIM2 gene, wherein the primer(s) comprises sequence(s) selected from
the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 43-44, 46-63, 65-126, 128-189, 191-232, 234-295, 297-358, 360-421 and 423-460.

US Pat. No. 9,788,459

THERMAL STAND-OFF WITH TORTUOUS SOLID-WALL THERMAL CONDUCTION PATH

AEROJET ROCKETDYNE, INC.,...

1. A thermal stand-off comprising:
a rigid thermal stand-off section within a spatial region extending along a distance between a first location and second,
opposed location,

the rigid thermal stand-off section including a tortuous solid-wall thermal conduction path extending from the first location
to the second location,

the tortuous solid-wall thermal conduction path being longer than the distance of the spatial region,
wherein the tortuous solid-wall thermal conduction path includes an antegrade section and, relative the antegrade section,
a retrograde section,

wherein the antegrade section and the retrograde section provide a back turn with respect to a reference start location at
the first location and a reference end location at the second location

a sleeve extending around the rigid thermal stand-off section, the sleeve extending from one side of the rigid thermal stand-off
section at least partially over the length.

US Pat. No. 9,788,452

MODULAR RACK SYSTEM

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A modular rack system comprising:
a first rack module comprising:
a bay comprising a first side wall, a second side wall and floor; and
an intermediate wall positioning mechanism to support an intermediate wall at different spacings with respect to the first
side wall, the intermediate wall positioning mechanism comprising:

a channel along the floor;
a wall holder to support the intermediate wall at a first spacing from the first side wall, the wall holder being removably
received within the channel to allow the wall holder to be exchanged for a different wall holder supporting the intermediate
wall at a second spacing from the first side wall;

wherein the first side wall comprises a vertical panel and a flange horizontally extending from the vertical panel, the flange
being configured to be adjustably positioned and retained relative to the floor to adjust a spacing between the first side
wall and the second side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,788,178

METHOD FOR ACQUIRING RECOMMENDING INFORMATION, TERMINAL, AND SERVER

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for recommending contact information between terminals, comprising:
receiving, by a first terminal affiliated with a first telephone number, a message sent by a recommender using a third terminal,
the message including a second telephone number affiliated with a second terminal; and

sending, by the first terminal, a request for recommending information to a server according to the first telephone number
of the terminal, a telephone number of the recommender, and the second telephone number, so that the server generates recommending
information according to the request for recommending information, and pushes the recommending information to the second terminal
for the second terminal to prompt when the first terminal calls the second terminal and the first telephone number is not
a contact stored in the second terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,786,136

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DYNAMIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY THEREOF

ALSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED,...

1. A dynamic random access memory, including:
a main body, having a substrate portion and a light-emitting portion, the substrate portion including a board and a first
coating layer, the board having a light-transmittable portion and a first face, the light-transmittable portion being formed
on the board integrally to be a single piece, the light-emitting portion being located adjacent to the light-transmittable
portion and emitting light, the first coating layer being a conformal coating to be coated on the first face, the first coating
layer being formed with an emergent light-transmittable portion positionally corresponding to the light-transmittable portion,
light from the light-emitting portion being projectable through the light-transmittable portion and projectable via the emergent
light-transmittable portion to an exterior of the dynamic random access memory, the substrate portion being provided with
a memory module;

a transmission port, disposed on the substrate portion and electrically connected with the memory module;
wherein the board further has a second face, the substrate portion further includes a second coating layer coated on the second
face, the second coating layer is formed with an incident light-transmittable portion corresponding to the light-transmittable
portion, the light from the light-emitting portion is projectable through the incident light-transmittable portion to the
light-transmittable portion, the light emitting portion is disposed on the substrate portion, and the light-emitting portion
is arranged neighboring to the incident light-transmittable portion.

US Pat. No. 9,785,852

METHOD, TV SET AND SYSTEM FOR RECOGNIZING TV STATION LOGO

XIAOMI INC., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for recognizing a TV station logo, comprising:
receiving position information of opaque portions of a standard TV station logo from a server, the position information being
obtained in a coordinate system;

obtaining a TV screen image;
for each pre-stored standard TV station logo, selecting, according to the position information of the opaque portions of the
standard TV station logo, an area from the TV screen image as a matching area of the opaque portions of the standard TV station
logo;

converting a color space of the TV screen image into a converted color space in which luminance and chrominance of the TV
screen image are separated;

for each standard TV station logo, calculating a difference between a luminance value of each pixel in the opaque portions
of the standard TV station logo and a luminance value of a corresponding pixel in the matching area, wherein calculating comprises:

for each pixel in the opaque portions of the standard TV station logo, detecting whether the luminance value of the pixel
is 0; and

if the luminance value of the pixel is not 0, calculating the difference between the luminance value of the pixel and the
luminance value of the corresponding pixel in the matching area;

summing the differences for all the calculated pixels in the opaque portions of the standard TV station logo so as to obtain
a matching value; and

determining the TV station logo in the TV screen image according to the standard TV station logo with a minimum matching value.

US Pat. No. 9,788,439

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF MULTILAYER PRINTED WIRING BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A manufacturing method of a multilayer printed wiring board comprising:
attaching an adhesive protective film having a weak adhesive layer formed on one side thereof to a single-sided metal-foiled
laminate sheet having a first insulating resin film and a first metal foil on a front face of the first insulating resin film
in such a way that the weak adhesive layer contacts with a rear face of the first insulating resin film;

forming a bottomed via hole that has a bottom face with the first metal foil exposed therefrom by partially removing the adhesive
protective film and the first insulating resin film;

first printing of filling a conductive paste into the bottomed via hole by a printing method;
peeling off the adhesive protective film from the first insulating resin film and causing a part of the conductive paste filled
in the bottomed via hole to protrude from the first insulating resin film to obtain a first wiring substrate;

forming, on a double-sided metal-foiled laminate sheet having a second insulating resin film and second and third metal foils
respectively provided on a front face and a rear face of the second insulating resin film, a piercing mask by patterning the
second metal foil;

forming an adhesive protective layer including an adhesive-agent layer that covers the front face of the second insulating
resin film and buries the patterned second metal foil and a protective film that is laminated on the adhesive-agent layer;

forming a bottomed step via hole that has a middle part with the piercing mask exposed therefrom and a bottom face with the
third metal foil exposed therefrom by partially removing the adhesive protective layer and the second insulating resin film;

second printing of filling a conductive paste into the bottomed step via hole by a printing method;
peeling off the protective film from the adhesive-agent layer and causing a part of the conductive paste filled in the bottomed
step via hole to protrude from the adhesive-agent layer to obtain a second wiring substrate; and

laminating in which the first wiring substrate and the second wiring substrate are laminated in such a way that a protruding
part of the conductive paste filled in the bottomed via hole of the first wiring substrate comes into contact with a protruding
part of the conductive paste filled in the bottomed step via hole of the second wiring substrate, and the laminated first
and second wiring substrates are heated to be integrated with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,788,081

MANAGING LIFECYCLES OF TELEVISION GADGETS AND APPLICATIONS

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing a lifecycle of portable program modules, the method comprising:
determining, using a computing device that includes a hardware processor, that a first plurality of applications related to
media content that is being presented on a presentation device is available for download on the computing device;

causing a representation of each of the first plurality of applications to be presented while the media content is being presented
on the presentation device in response to determining that the first plurality of applications is available;

determining that the media content being presented on the presentation device has been modified based on the identification
of one or more objects in the media content;

determining that at least one application of the first plurality of applications does not relate to the modified media content
being presented on the presentation device and that a second plurality of applications that are each related to the modified
media content and are available for download on the computing device in response to determining that the media content being
presented has been modified; and

causing the representation of the at least one application to cease being presented and replacing the representation of the
at least one application with at least one of the second plurality of applications in response to determining that the application
does not relate to the modified media content being presented on the presentation device.

US Pat. No. 9,787,819

TRANSCRIPTION OF SPOKEN COMMUNICATIONS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A user terminal comprising:
a microphone for capturing a portion of speech spoken by a near-end user of said user terminal;
a network interface for connecting to a communication network;
a touchscreen user interface;
a communication client application configured to:
conduct a communication session, over said communication network, between the near-end user and one or more far-end users
of one or more far-end terminals, said communication session including an estimated transcription of said portion of speech
that is capable of being sent in a message to the one or more far-end users;

obtain a plurality of alternative transcriptions for said portion of speech including an estimated probability of being correct
for each transcription of the plurality of alternative transcriptions;

implement a vetting mechanism to allow the near-end user to vet the estimated transcription via the touchscreen user interface
prior to the estimated transcription being sent in said message, the vetting mechanism including:

a first gesture received at the touchscreen user interface indicating acceptance of the estimated transcription to be included
in a predetermined role in the message; and

one or more second gestures received at the touchscreen user interface indicating rejection of the estimated transcription
from being included in said message; and

in response to receiving an indication of the one or more second gestures, select a next most probable transcription from
the plurality of alternative transcriptions according to the respective estimated probability of being correct, and present
the next most probable transcription with an option to accept or reject the next most probable transcription via the touchscreen
user interface to be sent in said message.

US Pat. No. 9,788,379

DEEP DIMMING OF AN LED-BASED ILLUMINATION DEVICE

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

10. An LED based illumination device, comprising:
at least one light emitting diode (LED);
a LED driver coupled to the LED, the LED driver configured to supply a current to the LED based on an analog control signal
and a digital control signal received by the LED driver; and

a dimming control engine configured to communicate the analog control signal and the digital control signal to the LED driver,
the dimming control engine, comprising:

an amount of electronic circuitry comprising a comparator circuit configured to generate the digital control signal that causes
the LED driver to periodically switch the current supplied to the LED between a high state and a low state over a switching
period and a digital to analog converter configured to generate the analog control signal that causes the LED driver to change
a value of the current supplied to the LED during the high state, and wherein both a duration of the switching period and
a ratio of a time in the high state to a time in the low state are adjusted by the comparator circuit, wherein the ratio of
the time in the high state and the time in the low state is adjusted by adjusting both the time in the high state and the
time in the low state, as an average current supplied to the LED based illumination device transitions from a first average
current level to a desired average current level.

US Pat. No. 9,788,062

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR DELIVERING DIGITAL VIDEO CONTENT BASED UPON EXCITEMENT DATA

Sling Media Inc., Foster...

1. A process executable by a consumer media device, the process comprising:
receiving a media program comprising video content at the consumer media device, the media program having a predicted end
time according to a predicted timeslot described in an electronic program guide previously stored by the consumer media device;

recording the received media program by the consumer media device;
receiving excitement data at the consumer media device during the receiving of the media program, the excitement data indicating
a then-current level of excitement of the media program;

determining, by the consumer media device, if the media program has continued past the predicted timeslot based upon the excitement
data by comparing the then-current excitement data to a predetermined threshold after the predicted timeslot has ended; and

if the consumer media device determines that the then-current excitement data exceeds the predetermined threshold after the
predicted timeslot has ended, the consumer media device continuing to record the media program beyond the predicted end time.

US Pat. No. 9,787,706

MODULAR ARCHITECTURE FOR ANALYSIS DATABASE

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A method comprising:
configuring an analysis database managed by a processor of a node to store object metadata relating to an object received
from a network coupled to the node;

organizing the analysis database into a plurality of stages of data structures configured to store the object metadata to
perform one of sequential and parallel processing of the stages; and

using queue structures to store action requests configured to invoke actions performed by the stages of the analysis database
when one or more dependencies of the stages are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,787,174

CHOPPER-BOOSTED CONVERTER FOR WIND TURBINES

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A converter system for providing power to a network from a wind turbine having a generator connected to a converter, the
converter system comprising:
a converter control that includes a dynamic current limit value that is associated with a limit of current provided by the
converter that is allowable for a first tolerance time and a static current limit value that is associated with a limit of
current provided by the converter that is allowable for unlimited time;

a chopper; and
an overcurrent module that includes
a limit value expander configured to increase the static current limit value by a portion of the difference from the dynamic
current limit value, and

a dynamic module configured to interact with the limit value expander such that overcurrents between an increased static current
limit value and the dynamic current limit value are routed in a first stage to the converter and in a second stage at least
partially to the chopper while the converter continues to provide current, wherein the overcurrent module is configured to
switch from the first stage to the second stage after a second tolerance time.

US Pat. No. 9,786,048

SYSTEM AND METHOD USING PRECIOUS-METAL NANOPARTICLE CONTRAST AGENT FOR MICROWAVE MEDICAL IMAGING

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A system for performing microwave imaging of biological tissue comprising:
apparatus adapted to administer a contrast agent, the apparatus containing a contrast agent comprising a suspension of gold
nanoparticles in a biocompatible, isotonic, carrier; wherein the gold nanoparticles are charged nanoparticles having median
diameter less than fifty nanometers;

at least one microwave radio frequency source;
an antenna array having a plurality of antennae disposed about a cavity;
at least one microwave receiver;
switching apparatus configured to couple the at least one radio frequency source to particular antennae of the antenna array
under control of a processor, and to couple particular antennae of the antenna to receivers of the at least one microwave
receiver under control of the processor;

a data acquisition subsystem adapted to provide the processor with measurements derived from the at least one microwave receiver;
and

where the processor is coupled to a memory containing microwave imaging routines for constructing a model of tissue and fitting
permittivity parameters of the model to the measurements derived from the at least one microwave receiver, and for constructing
images representing distribution of the permittivity parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,785,295

TOUCH SCREEN CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A touch screen control method, comprising:
acquiring a plurality of actual capacitance values of respective test points on a touch screen;
determining an interference level of an electrically conductive liquid according to differences between the actual capacitance
values and a plurality of reference capacitance values of the respective test points, wherein the reference capacitance values
are capacitance values of the respective test points when the test points are not influenced by an electrically conductive
medium;

selecting an operation mode from a plurality of operation modes based on a predetermined correspondence relationship between
a plurality of interference levels and the plurality of operation modes, to correspond to the interference level; and

controlling the touch screen under the operation mode corresponding to the interference level,
wherein the plurality of operation modes include at least one of a full-screen multi-finger operation mode, a multi-finger
and single-finger mixed operation mode, a full-screen single-finger operation mode, or a full-screen shut-down operation mode,

the plurality of interference levels include a first interference level, a second interference level, a third interference
level, and a fourth interference level with increasing interference degrees, and

the selecting of the operation mode comprises:
selecting the full-screen multi-finger operation mode when the interference level of the electrically conductive liquid is
the first interference level;

selecting the multi-finger and single-finger mixed operation mode when the interference level of the electrically conductive
liquid is the second interference level;

selecting the full-screen single-finger operation mode when the interference level of the electrically conductive liquid is
the third interference level; and

selecting the full-screen shut-down operation mode when the interference level of the electrically conductive liquid is the
fourth interference level.

US Pat. No. 9,784,743

COLLAGENS AS MARKERS FOR BREAST CANCER TREATMENT

Rhode Island Hospital, A ...

1. A method of treating a subject diagnosed as having estrogen receptor positive and human epidermal growth factor receptor
2 positive breast cancer, the method comprising:
detecting in a sample comprising cancerous breast tissue from the subject an expression level of collagen type 10 alpha 1
that is the same or lower than a collagen type 10alpha 1 reference level, wherein the reference level is the average expression
level of collagen type 10 alpha 1 obtained from a population of ER+/HER2+breast tumors; and

administering a neoadjuvant or adjuvant chemotherapy to the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,788,046

MULTISTREAM PLACESHIFTING

Sling Media PVT Ltd., Ba...

1. A placeshifting method, comprising:
receiving a first input stream at a placeshifting client from a first transcoder coupled to a first tuner of a first television
receiver, wherein the first input stream includes a first television program received at the first tuner and wherein the first
input stream is sent across a packet-switched network from the first transcoder to the placeshifting client, wherein the first
transcoder is operable to convert data representing the first television program to a format appropriate for transmission
across the packet-switched network;

in response to a request for a second input stream while the first input stream is being received from the first television
receiver, connecting to a second transcoder coupled to a second tuner of a second television receiver that is different from
the first tuner of the first television receiver and that receives a second television program different from the first program,
wherein the first and second input streams are simultaneously received by the placeshifting client, and wherein the second
transcoder is operable to convert data representing the second television program to a format appropriate for transmission
across the packet-switched network, wherein the first transcoder and second transcoder are remote from the placeshifting client
and coupled to the placeshifting client via a packet switched network; and

outputting a video signal by the placeshifting client for display on a display device, the video signal comprising a first
video extracted from the first input and a second video simultaneously extracted from the second input stream.

US Pat. No. 9,787,700

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OFFLOADING PACKET PROCESSING AND STATIC ANALYSIS OPERATIONS

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

20. A computerized method comprising:
receiving network traffic by analysis circuitry that extracts one or more objects from the network traffic;
performing an analysis, by the analysis circuitry, on each of the one or more objects to determine whether at least a first
object of the one or more objects has characteristics associated with a malicious attack;

transmitting information associated with the object to detection circuitry remotely located from the analysis circuitry via
a transmission medium; and

subsequent to the transmitting of the information associated with the object to the detection circuitry, performing a virtual
analysis of the information associated with the object by the detection circuitry, the virtual analysis includes monitoring
for behaviors during execution of the object that identify the object is associated with a malicious attack, the virtual analysis
being conducted by the detection circuitry being separate from the analysis circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,787,349

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION WITH DIELECTRIC MEDIUM

Keyssa, Inc., Campbell, ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a dielectric substrate;
an electronic component disposed on the dielectric substrate;
a first communication unit disposed on the dielectric substrate, the first communication unit being a first integrated circuit
(IC) package and having a first transducer in the first IC package, the first communication unit configured to convert data
received from the electronic component into an electromagnetic signal operating in an extremely high frequency (EHF) band
of an electromagnetic frequency spectrum;

a second communication unit on the dielectric substrate, the second communication unit being a second IC package and having
a second transducer in the second IC package, the second communication unit configured to convert a received electromagnetic
signal operating in the EHF band into data to send to the electronic component; and

a sleeve assembly having a first portion surrounding one or more sides of the first communication unit and having a second
portion surrounding one or more sides of the second communication unit, the sleeve assembly extending continuously between
the first and second portions.

US Pat. No. 9,787,127

DOOR LOCK WITH A WIRELESS CHARGING DEVICE

I-Tek Metal Mfg. Co., Ltd...

1. A door lock comprising:
a latch head slideable in a transverse direction between a latching position and an unlatching position, with the door lock
adapted to be mounted to a door, with the latch head in the latching position not permitting pivotal movement of the door
from a closed position to an open position, with the latch head in the unlatching position permitting pivotal movement of
the door from the closed position to the open position;

a receiver including a charging circuit and an antenna electrically connected to the charging circuit, with the receiver adapted
to be mounted to the door and adapted to pivot together with the door between the open position and the closed position;

a battery providing electricity required for moving the latch head between the latching position and the unlatching position
or providing electricity required for permitting or not permitting movement of the latch head from the latching position to
the unlatching position;

a transmitter including a wireless transmitting circuit and an antenna electrically connected to the wireless transmitting
circuit, with the transmitter adapted to be mounted to a door frame to which the door is pivotably mounted, with the transmitter
adapted to be connected to a power supply, wherein when the door is in the open position, the receiver is not aligned with
the transmitter, and wherein when the door is in the closed position, the receiver is aligned with the transmitter, the receiver
receives a radio wave from the transmitter, converts the radio wave into electricity, and stores the electricity in the battery,

a case adapted to be mounted in the door, with the case including a chamber, with the latch head slideably received in the
chamber;

an unlatching mechanism pivotably received in the chamber and including a follower portion operatively connected to the latch
head, with the follower portion pivotable between a release position and a pressing position;

a locking mechanism mounted in the chamber and electrically connected to the battery, with the locking mechanism including
a locking block movable between a front position and a rear position, with the battery providing electricity required for
moving the locking block between the front position and the rear position, wherein when the latch head is in the latching
position, when the unlatching mechanism pivots from the release position towards the pressing position, the latch head moves
from the latching position towards the unlatching position, wherein when the unlatching mechanism is in the pressing position,
the latch head is in the unlatching position, wherein when the locking block is in the front position, pivotal movement of
the unlatching mechanism from the release position to the pressing position is not permitted, and wherein when the locking
block is in the rear position, pivotal movement of the unlatching mechanism from the release position to the pressing position
is permitted;

a base fixed in the chamber, with the base including a track and a groove in communication with the track, with the locking
block slideably received in the track of the base and including a receiving groove, with the locking block limited by the
track and movable in the transverse direction between the front position adjacent to the unlatching mechanism and the rear
position distant to the unlatching mechanism;

a shaft mounted in the receiving groove of the locking block;
a first sliding block slideably mounted on the shaft, with the first sliding block limited by the shaft and movable in the
transverse direction between a central position in a central portion of the receiving groove and a non-central position not
in the central portion of the receiving groove;

a first compression spring mounted around the shaft;
a second compression spring mounted around the shaft, with the first sliding block located between the first and second compression
springs, with the first compression spring and the second compression spring biasing the first sliding block to the central
position;

an electric driving device mounted in the groove of the base and electrically connected to the battery, with the electric
driving device including a driving shaft having a threaded section at an intermediate portion thereof, with the driving shaft
controlled to rotate in a forward direction or a reverse direction opposite to the forward direction;

a second sliding block including a screw hole in threading connection with the threaded section of the driving shaft; and
a follower plate including a first portion coupled to the first sliding block and a second portion coupled to the second sliding
block,

wherein when the driving shaft rotates in the forward direction, the second sliding block, the follower plate, and the first
sliding block move towards the unlatching mechanism,

wherein when the driving shaft rotates in the reverse direction, the second sliding block, the follower plate, and the first
sliding block move away from the unlatching mechanism,

wherein when the unlatching mechanism is in the release position, rotation of the driving shaft in the forward direction causes
movement of the locking block from the rear position towards the front position,

wherein when the unlatching mechanism is in the pressing position, the locking block is blocked by the unlatching mechanism,
rotation of the driving shaft in the forward position causes the first sliding block to move from the central position to
the non-central position and to compress the first compression spring, permitting the locking block to be retained in the
rear position,

wherein when the locking block is in the rear position, the locking block disengages from the unlatching mechanism, permitting
the unlatching mechanism to move from the release position to the pressing position,

wherein when the locking block is in the front position, the locking block engages with the unlatching mechanism, not permitting
the unlatching mechanism to move from the release position to the pressing position, and

wherein when the locking block is in the front position, rotation of the driving shaft in the reverse direction causes movement
of the locking block from the front position to the rear position.

US Pat. No. 9,783,319

EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. Exterior aircraft light unit, comprising:
a mounting structure,
a plurality of first light sources arranged on the mounting structure, and
a lens cover arranged over the plurality of first light sources, the lens cover having a convex shape at least in a first
cross-sectional plane,

wherein the plurality of first light sources are arranged in a curved pattern, with the curved pattern having the same direction
of curvature as the convex shape of the lens cover in the first cross-sectional plane and with the plurality of first light
sources being oriented towards the lens cover in the first cross-sectional plane,

wherein the exterior aircraft light unit further comprises a refractive optical element arranged between the plurality of
first light sources and the lens cover, with the refractive optical element having a curved shape extending along the curved
pattern of the plurality of first light sources, and

wherein the exterior aircraft light unit is configured to be installed in an aerodynamic structure of an airplane wing.

US Pat. No. 9,787,892

SAFETY DEVICE FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SAFETY DEVICE FOR MOTORCYCLE RIDERS

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A safety device for a motorcycle rider, comprising:
a safety helmet;
a camera device situated on the safety helmet, wherein:
the safety helmet includes a facial area in which a face of the motorcycle rider is situated,
the camera device is situated on the safety helmet in such a way that the camera device directly faces toward the facial area
and at least partially detects the facial area, and

at least one additional camera device is situated on the safety helmet and oriented to face forward from the facial area to
detect surroundings of the motorcycle rider including a roadway; and

a warning device connected to the camera device and outputting a warning as a function of data collected by the camera device,
wherein the camera device ascertains a viewing direction of the motorcycle rider as a function of data collected by the camera
device and the at least one additional camera device ascertains a direction of travel of the motorcycle rider as a function
of data collected by the additional camera device, and wherein the warning is output when a deviation between the direction
of travel and the viewing direction exceeds a predefined value.

US Pat. No. 9,787,824

METHOD OF PROCESSING TELEPHONE SIGNALS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

UNLIMITED MFA CO. LTD., ...

1. A method of processing telephone sounds for a user using a phone, the method comprising:
in a case of transmitting the telephone sounds from the phone:
receiving a sound transmission segment from a signal of a sound input into a microphone module of the phone; and
determining whether the sound transmission segment has high frequency consonants using an audio processing module of the phone;
wherein if the sound transmission segment has the high frequency consonants, compressing and/or shifting the frequency of
the sound transmission segment and then transmitting the sound transmission segment to another phone; and

if the sound transmission segment does not have the high frequency consonants, then transmitting the sound transmission segment
directly to another phone.

US Pat. No. 9,784,858

NEUTRON SCINTILLATOR, NEUTRON DETECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NEUTRON SCINTILLATOR

Tokuyama Corporation, Ya...

1. A neutron scintillator comprising:
a resin based complex comprising:
a phosphor part (A) comprising a resin composition including a resin, and inorganic phosphor particles comprising at least
one neutron-capturing isotope comprising lithium 6 or boron 10; and

at least one wavelength converting part (B) comprising a wavelength converting fiber or a wavelength converting sheet.
US Pat. No. 9,783,614

ANTIBODIES CAPABLE OF BINDING TO THE COAGULATION FACTOR XI AND/OR ITS ACTIVATED FORM FACTOR XIA AND USES THEREOF

Bayer Pharma Aktiengesell...

1. Human monoclonal antibodies capable of binding to coagulation Factor XIa comprising SEQ ID NO: 27 for the amino acid sequence
for the variable light chain domain and SEQ ID NO: 20 for the amino acid sequence for the variable heavy chain domain.

US Pat. No. 9,788,376

LED BACKLIGHT DRIVING CIRCUIT, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD OF DRIVING A DRIVING CIRCUIT

NLT TECHNOLOGIES, LTD., ...

1. An LED backlight driving circuit, comprising:
an LED circuit including a plurality of LED columns that are connected in parallel, each of LED column including one or more
LEDs that are connected in series;

an LED control circuit connected to constant current circuits corresponding to a parallel number of the LED columns, the LED
control circuit including a circuit that controls ON/OFF of a driving current of the LED and a dimming determination circuit
that outputs a control signal capable of arbitrarily setting the driving current according to a dimming signal,

wherein the LED control circuit includes a sequence control circuit that outputs a signal for controlling an ON/OFF period
of the driving current, and performs control based on first driving in which dimming is performed by varying a current value
of the driving current of the LED and second driving in which the ON/OFF of the driving current is controlled in addition
to the varying of the current value.

US Pat. No. 9,787,548

FAST SERVICE DISCOVERY METHOD AND APPARATUS IN DYNAMIC RESOURCE ENVIRONMENT USING HIERARCHICAL BLOOM FILTERS

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. A fast service discovery method in a dynamic resource environment using hierarchical Bloom filters, comprising:
(a) when resources are discovered, hierarchically classifying the resources based on multiple levels;
(b) designing multiple hierarchical Bloom filters for respective pieces of level information to respectively correspond to
the multiple levels, and transforming the resources into a resource coordinate system via the Bloom filters; and

(c) identifying an available service using the resource coordinate system,
wherein (b) comprises:
receiving, by each of the multiple hierarchical Bloom filters, a sentence as input; and
transforming the sentence into the resource coordinate system by hashing the sentence using different hash functions of the
corresponding hierarchical Bloom filter, and

wherein the hashing is configured to transform the resources into coordinate values in the resource coordinate system using
the following equation:

Resource Capability A,VA=(p1,p2,p3, . . . ,pk)

Bloom Filter of level l,BFl(A)=(il,1,il,2,il,3, . . . ,il,k)


(where A: resource, BFl: a hierarchical Bloom filter corresponding to resource level l, Dl: a number of digits of a maximum value of hash values of the hierarchical Bloom filter corresponding to resource level l,
L: a lowermost level (number) of the resource levels, and digit of BFj(A)).

US Pat. No. 9,787,165

MOTOR WITH SIMPLIFIED WINDING AND REDUCED BRUSH WEAR

NIDEC CORPORATION, Kyoto...

1. A motor comprising:
a static section;
a rotation section; and
a bearing portion which supports the rotation section rotatably around a central axis; wherein
the rotation section includes:
a shaft extending along the central axis;
an armature core including m×n teeth, where m is an odd number equal to or more than 3 and n is a natural number equal to
or more than 2, which are attached on the shaft and radially extend in a radial direction;

a plurality of coils respectively provided on the m×n teeth; and
a commutator electrically connected to the plurality of coils;
the static section includes:
field magnets including 2n magnetic poles facing the m×n teeth in the radial direction; and
a brush group including at least a first-potential brush and at least a second-potential brush;
the commutator includes a segment group defined by 2m×n segments which are arranged in a circumferential direction and in
contact with the brush group;

in at least a conducting wire defining each coil, each end portion thereof is connected to any one of the segments;
in the segment group, a potential is cyclically increased or decreased between a first potential and a second potential in
regard to the circumferential direction, due to the contact of the brush group and the commutator;

m?1 segments are provided between the first-potential segment and the second-potential segment;
the coils are connected in series between the first-potential segment and the second-potential segment via the segments;
only the coil defined by winding a continuous conducting wire in a predetermined winding direction is disposed in each of
k teeth among the m×n teeth; and

only the coil defined by winding the continuous conducting wire in a direction reverse to the predetermined winding direction
is disposed in each of teeth disposed at a position separated from each of the k teeth at 360×i degrees, where i is a natural
number equal to or less than n?1, of electric angles.

US Pat. No. 9,782,852

PLASMA TORCH WITH LCD DISPLAY WITH SETTINGS ADJUSTMENT AND FAULT DIAGNOSIS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma arc cutting system comprising:
a power supply;
a plasma torch attachable to the power supply to generate a plasma arc;
an identification device located on a cartridge or a consumable component of the plasma arc cutting system, the identification
device containing information establishing necessary operating parameters such that the power supply requires no further user
controls when the plasma torch uses automatically established operating parameters;

a reader associated with the plasma torch and capable of reading stored data from the identification device
a controller within the plasma arc cutting system and in communication with the reader and the power supply, the controller
capable of automatically establishing operating parameters of the plasma arc cutting system based upon the data stored on
the identification device;

a switch means, in communication with the power supply and activatable by a user of the plasma arc cutting system, for toggling
between the automatically established operating parameters and a set of user-selected operating parameters; and

a means for storing at least one of the operating parameters last manually entered into the plasma arc cutting system by the
user, the means for storing disposed in the power supply and in communication with the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,788,103

SPEAKER SYSTEM WHICH COMPRISES SPEAKER DRIVER GROUPS

Cirrus Logic Internationa...

1. A speaker system, comprising:
a first speaker driver group, comprising at least one first speaker driver and a first amplifier, and
a second speaker driver group, comprising at least one second speaker driver and a second amplifier,
a digital signal processor, adapted to provide a first signal to the first speaker driver group and a second signal to the
second speaker driver group,

wherein the first and second signals differ with respect to frequency range, and
wherein at least one of the speaker driver groups comprises at least 4, 6, 8 or 10 speaker drivers;
wherein for all speaker driver groups a ratio of total effective speaker driver area to minimum wavelength of the signal is
equal; and

wherein for all speaker driver groups the speaker drivers have the same characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,787,833

NURSE CALL SYSTEM, NURSE CALL CONVERSION UNIT, NURSE CALL CONNECTION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC Platforms, Ltd., Kaw...

1. A nurse call system comprising:
a plurality of extension terminals grouped into a plurality of groups, each of the extension terminals being allocated with
a terminal identification number (terminal ID) and each of the groups being allocated with a group identification number (group
ID);

a private branch exchange configured to call extension terminals belonging to one of the groups in response to an incoming
call signal assigning said one of the groups;

a plurality of slave units configured to perform telephone conversations with the extension terminals;
a nurse call controller configured to receive call requests from the slave units, at least one of the call requests requesting
a call to extension terminals belonging to the one of the groups, and to send a call signal corresponding to the at least
one of the call requests, the call signal comprising a group ID of the one of the groups and terminal IDs of the extension
terminals belonging to the one of the groups; and

a nurse call conversion unit configured to provide an interface between the nurse call controller and the private branch exchange,
wherein

the nurse call conversion unit is further configured to receive the call signal from the nurse call controller, to convert
the call signal, into a second call signal by including the group ID into the second call signal and omitting the terminal
IDs from the second call signal, and

the nurse call conversion unit is further configured to send the second call signal to the private branch exchange.

US Pat. No. 9,787,048

FIBER ENCAPSULATION MECHANISM FOR ENERGY DISSIPATION IN A FIBER AMPLIFYING SYSTEM

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An optical fiber amplifier, comprising:
an optical fiber comprising a gain medium;
a polymer layer that at least partially surrounds the optical fiber,
wherein the polymer layer is optically transparent,
wherein the polymer layer comprises a polymer material and an additional material, and
wherein the additional material increases a thermal conductivity of the polymer layer;
a pump source configured to optically pump the optical fiber, wherein optical pumping by the pump source amplifies optical
signals in a wavelength range transmitted through the gain medium of the optical fiber and generates excess heat and excess
photons;

a heatsink layer disposed adjacent to the polymer layer, wherein the heatsink layer conducts the excess heat away from the
optical fiber; and

an optically transparent layer disposed adjacent to the polymer layer opposite the heatsink layer, wherein the optically transparent
layer transmits the excess photons away from the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,784,973

MICRO DOPPLER PRESENTATIONS IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving data indicative of a projectile flight path;
identifying a beginning trace marker and a termination trace marker;presenting in a head-worn computing system field of view digital content representative of the projectile flight path, wherein
the beginning trace marker and termination trace marker provide a world-lock perspective for a wearer of the head-worn computing
system such that the digital content appears to remain referenced to the environment independent of a position of the head-worn
computing system; andidentifying a source of the projectile flight path as either friendly fire or enemy fire.

US Pat. No. 9,784,709

SENSOR ELECTRODE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND METAL PASTE FOR ELECTRODE FORMATION

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A metal paste for forming a gas sensor electrode, in which (1) a conductive particle having a core/shell structure comprising
a core particle made of Pt or Pt alloy and a shell made of ceramic covering at least a portion of the core particle, and (2)
ceramic powder, are dispersed in a solvent,
wherein the conductive particle is a particle of which average particle diameter is 90 to 500 nm, and the core particle is
covered with ceramic of 0.5 to 3.0 mass % with respect to the mass of the conductive particle,

a content of the ceramic powder is 5 to 20 mass % with respect to a total mass of the conductive particle and the ceramic
powder,

a total content of a ceramic component in a metal paste is 6.0 to 22.0 mass % with respect to the total mass of the conductive
particle and the ceramic powder, and

further, a dispersion degree measured according to a line transect method based on a grind gauge is equal to or less than
15 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,788,465

ACTUATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN ACTUATOR APPARATUS

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An actuator apparatus, comprising:
a stator device;
a cover device;
a contact device including two lead wires; and
an attenuation device;
wherein:
the stator device and the cover device are joined so that a hollow space is formed between the stator device and the cover
device;

the cover device has a first opening, through which the contact device is guided together with the lead wires into the hollow
space, so that the contact device runs at least partially in the hollow space and at least partially in the cover device;

a width of the first opening is larger than a combined width of the two lead wires;
the hollow space has no other openings besides the first opening;
the attenuation device is positioned in the first opening so that electromagnetic radiation, which is generated in the hollow
space and travels through the first opening, is more highly attenuated by the attenuation device than the radiation would
be attenuated without the presence of the attenuation device;

a body of the attenuation device is formed of a material that is dimensioned such that, when the body is positioned in the
first opening, the attenuation device attenuates at a frequency of the electromagnetic radiation generated in the hollow space;
and

the body of the attenuation device surrounds the contact device while mechanically sealing the hollow space by forming a seal
around an inner surface of the first opening.

US Pat. No. 9,788,079

GENERATING ENHANCED ADVERTISEMENTS BASED ON USER ACTIVITY

RICOH CO., LTD., Tokyo (...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, with one or more processors and from a first user device associated with a user, a captured image including information
about a product;

identifying, with the one or more processors, an indexed image matching the captured image;
retrieving, with the one or more processors, metadata to associate with the captured image responsive to the indexed image
matching the captured image;

retrieving, with the one or more processors, a user profile stored for the user;
determining, with the one or more processors, a first number of times that a first product was advertised to the user before
a first purchase of the first product by the user and a second number of times that a second product was advertised to the
user before a second purchase of the second product by the user based on analyzing a purchase history in the user profile;

identifying, with the one or more processors, a pattern in the first number of times that the first product was advertised
to the user before the first purchase of the first product by the user and the second number of times that the second product
was advertised to the user before the second purchase of the second product by the user;

associating, by the one or more processors, the user profile with an adopter category based on a rate of adopting products
by the user, the rate of adopting products based on the pattern in the first number of times that the first product was advertised
to the user before the first purchase of the first product by the user and the second number of times that the second product
was advertised to the user before the second purchase of the second product by the user, wherein the adopter category includes
one from a group of early adopters, early majority, late majority and laggards;

identifying, from a set of advertisements, an advertisement based on the adopter category and the associated metadata of the
captured image; and

providing the advertisement, identified based on the adopter category and the associated metadata of the captured image, for
display on a user interface of the first user device.

US Pat. No. 9,787,891

FOCUS CONTROL APPARATUS AND FOCUS CONTROL METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A focus control apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to
display an image on an imaging screen;
accept from a user a selection of a plurality of positions in the image and register the plurality of positions as user-registered
positions;

generate a 2-dimensional map of focal distances for the user-registered positions by selecting one of the user-registered
positions based on a proximity to a center of the imaging screen, sequentially ranking the user-registered positions based
on a proximity to the selected one of the user-registered positions and to already ranked ones of the user-registered positions
to form a sequential ranking and generating areas based on the sequential ranking;

acquire focal distance information of a predetermined position on the 2-dimensional map of focal distances; and
perform focus control based on the focal distance information which is acquired.

US Pat. No. 9,787,783

PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL CONTENT IN RELATION TO EMBEDDED MEDIA

Google Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a media sharing system, a media request from a third-party platform to incorporate a first media item within
the third-party platform;

determining, by the media sharing system that the media request originated from a social network of the third-party platform
that is separate from the media sharing system;

in response to the determination that the media request originated from the social network, identifying, by a processing device
at the media sharing system, one or more additional media items based on the media request originating from the social network
of the third party platform; and

providing, from the media sharing system, one or more representations of the one or more additional media items in conjunction
with the first media item for presentation of the first media item with the one or more representations of the one or more
additional media items in a social media post of the third-party platform, wherein the first media item is to be presented
in a media player within the social media post and the one or more representations of the one or more additional media items
are to be presented proximate to the media player within the social media post.

US Pat. No. 9,787,134

MICRO POWER OUTAGE COMPENSATING MODULE FOR A SERVER

BULL SAS, Les Clayes sou...

1. A module for compensating for micro power outages in at least one server, comprising:
a plurality of pins, a first of the pins having a length shorter than the length of a remainder of the pins;
at least one capacitive storage element for electrical energy which can subsequently be released for compensating said micro
power outages; and

a controller for controlling at least one of the group consisting of i) charging of said at least one capacitive storage element
by limiting a charging current of said at least one capacitive storage and ii) discharge of said capacitive storage element
by limiting a discharge current of said at least one capacitive storage element, sufficiently to allow said module to be plugged
in during operation of said at least one server and to be unplugged during operation of said at least one server,

wherein the controller includes a function for detecting a sudden unplugging of said module, said function being connected
to the first pin which is shorter in length than the remaining pins in order to indicate a sudden unplugging operation before
the unplugging operation is completely carried out.

US Pat. No. 9,787,054

OPTICAL PACKAGE PROVIDING EFFICIENT COUPLING BETWEEN DFB-LD AND SILICON PIC EDGE COUPLERS WITH LOW RETURN LOSS

SiFotonics Technologies C...

1. An optical package, comprising:
a distributed feedback laser diode (DFB-LD);
a silicon photonic integrated-circuit chip (Si PIC) comprising at least one input edge coupler and at least one output edge
coupler;

a single mode fiber or fiber array assembly aligned to the at least output edge coupler of the Si PIC;
a lens disposed between the DFB-LD and the at least one input edge coupler of the Si PIC, the lens configured to minimize
a mismatch between an output spot size of the DFB-LD and a spot size of the at least one input edge coupler of the Si PIC;
and

a spacer bonded to a facet of the at least one input edge coupler of the Si PIC with an index matching fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,783,113

REMOVABLE SIDE VIEW MIRROR FOR VEHICLE

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system comprising:
a side view mirror assembly, the side view mirror assembly comprising;
a bracket having a first leg, a second leg, and a panel joining the first leg and the second leg, the bracket being sized
to receive at least a portion of a windowsill of a vehicle between the first leg and the second leg, the second leg having
a first surface oriented towards the first leg and a second surface opposite of the first surface and the second surface being
oriented away from the first leg,

a suction cup mounted to the first surface of the second leg,
a pump mounted on the second surface such that when in operation the pump is arranged to evacuate air from the space between
the suction cup and a surface of the vehicle secure the mirror assembly to the surface of the vehicle, and

a mirror surface connected via an arm to the panel.
US Pat. No. 9,783,891

IRON BORON ALLOY COATINGS AND A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. An aqueous plating bath for the electroless deposition of iron boron alloy coatings, comprising
(i) at least one iron ion source;
(ii) at least one boron based reducing agent;
(iii) at least one complexing agent;
(iv) at least one pH buffer; and
(v) at least one base,
wherein the pH value of the aqueous plating bath is 11 or higher and the molar ratio of the boron based reducing agents in
relation to the iron ions in the aqueous plating bath is at least 6:1 and wherein it does not contain any intentionally added
further reducible metal ions or it comprises a second source of reducible metal ions in an amount of 0.01 to 10 mol-% based
on the amount of iron ions present in the aqueous plating bath.

US Pat. No. 9,787,619

DATA CACHING IN A HYBRID COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of managing communications to and from devices transported by vehicles, the method comprising:
receiving, from a particular vehicle via a reverse link, a request for content to be delivered to a requesting device, the
requesting device being a mobile computing device that is temporarily being transported by the particular vehicle;

in response to forwarding the request to a content provider, receiving, from the content provider, a message including the
content to be delivered to the requesting device;

generating, with the one or more computer processors, a modified message including an indication of at least some of the content,
the at least some of the content to be cached in a plurality of computer readable storage media disposed in a plurality of
vehicles, and the plurality of vehicle including the particular vehicle; and

causing, with the one or more computer processors, the modified message to be sent to a plurality of vehicles via a forward
link.

US Pat. No. 9,786,395

AIR-COOLED HEAT EXCHANGER AND SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME TO REMOVE WASTE THERMAL ENERGY FROM RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A system for removing thermal energy generated by radioactive materials comprising:
an air-cooled heat exchanger;
a heat rejection closed-loop fluid circuit comprising a tube-side fluid path of the air-cooled heat exchanger, a coolant fluid
flowing through the heat rejection closed-loop fluid circuit, the heat rejection closed-loop fluid circuit thermally coupled
to the radioactive materials so that thermal energy generated by the radioactive materials is transferred to the coolant fluid;
and

the air-cooled heat exchanger comprising a shell-side fluid path having a first air inlet, a second air inlet and an air outlet,
the first air inlet located at a first elevation, the second air inlet located at a second elevation, and the air outlet located
at a third elevation, the second elevation greater than the first elevation and the third elevation greater than the second
elevation, the air-cooled heat exchanger transferring thermal energy from the coolant fluid flowing through the tube-side
fluid path to air flowing through the shell-side fluid path;

the tube-side fluid path comprising internal cavities of a plurality of heat exchange tubes, the plurality of heat exchange
tubes located within the shell-side fluid path;

wherein the shell-side fluid path comprises a first venturi located at an elevation between the second air inlet and the air
outlet, the first venturi created by fins of the plurality of heat exchange tubes;

wherein the shell-side fluid path comprises a second venturi located at an elevation between the first air inlet and the second
air inlet, the second venturi created by fins of the plurality of heat exchange tubes;

wherein the fins are discontinuous in structure such that the plurality of heat exchange tubes between the first venturi and
second venturi at the second air inlet do not have fins.

US Pat. No. 9,786,156

DETECTING DESTRUCTION OF AN AUTOMATION SYSTEM COMPONENT

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method of monitoring a condition of a control panel of an automation system,
the method comprising:
detecting a control panel disruption event at the control panel; and
sending a signal to a back-end monitoring system, the signal indicative of the disruption event;
wherein the automation system includes a security system and the condition of the control panel is monitored independently
of a status of the security system, and wherein the status of the security system includes at least one of being armed or
disarmed.

US Pat. No. 9,784,798

BATTERY VOLTAGE PROFILE MONITORING DURING GENERATOR START

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, I...

1. A method of determining a state of health of a generator battery and an ability of the battery to supply a generator starter
motor with start-up energy, the method comprising:
building a reference voltage profile for generator starts and defining one or more regions of the reference voltage profile,
each of the one or more regions having a duration and a magnitude of voltage change;

capturing a battery voltage profile during a generator start operation;
defining one or more regions in the captured battery voltage profile corresponding to the one or more regions defined in the
reference voltage profile;

building a mathematical model describing the reference voltage profile in the one or more regions, building the mathematical
model including:

defining one or more mathematical equations describing the voltage profile in the one or more regions; and
defining statistical process control limits about the one or more mathematical equations; and
issuing a warning responsive to data points in the captured battery profile violating a statistical process control rule relative
to the statistical process control limits.

US Pat. No. 9,784,143

MID LOCK DIRECTIONAL SUPPLY AND CAM TORSIONAL RECIRCULATION

HILITE GERMANY GMBH, (DE...

1. A valve timing control device for an internal combustion engine, said valve timing control device comprising: a rotor comprising
a plurality of vanes; a stator engaged with the rotor, said stator comprising a plurality of webs, wherein advancement and
retard chambers are provided between each of the webs and vanes; a lock pin which is arranged in a pressure medium control
valve chamber and which locks the rotor relative to the stator at a mid-lock position; an oil control valve in fluid communication
with the rotor, further comprising a centering slot on one of the plurality of vanes and a directional supply port, wherein
either the advancement or the retard chamber vents oil into the oil control valve through the centering slot, during which
time the oil control valve supplies oil to the other chamber through the directional supply port, thereby locating the rotor
to the mid-lock position so the lock pin can lock the rotor relative to the stator, wherein the rotor comprises an outer surface
and comprises at least one depression on the outer surface providing said directional supply port for the supply of oil to
the advancement chamber or the retard chamber in a manner dependent on a position of the rotor relative to the stator, wherein
said at least one depression is in fluid communication with the oil control valve.

US Pat. No. 9,783,141

CONNECTING DEVICE FOR A STEERING WHEEL OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A STEERING WHEEL ON A STEERING COLUMN

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A connecting device for transmitting electrical signals to and/or from a steering wheel of a motor vehicle, comprising:
a positionally fixed component for positionally fixed installation in the motor vehicle;
a hub part which is rotatably mounted on the positionally fixed component and which serves for connection to the steering
wheel;

a locking element which is movably mounted on a bearing part and which, during the connection of the hub part to the steering
wheel, is movable counter to a spring force of a spring element from an installation position, in which a blocking bar of
the locking element blocks the rotation of the hub part relative to the positionally fixed component into an operating position,
in which the rotation of the hub part is enabled; and

a plunger which is mounted movably relative to the locking element and which, during the connection of the hub part to the
steering wheel, moves the locking element into the operating position, in which the locking element is held spaced apart from
the steering wheel by the plunger.

US Pat. No. 9,787,195

PRIMARY CURRENT SENSING METHOD FOR ISOLATED LED DRIVER

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. A system for controlling the current through a DC load, the system comprising:
a DC-to-AC inverter configured to generate a primary AC voltage to a primary winding of an isolation transformer, the primary
AC voltage having a nominal frequency, the primary winding having a magnetizing inductance, wherein

the DC-to-AC inverter includes a switch controller configured to control the frequency of the primary AC voltage; and
the switch controller is configured to receive a reference signal having a value corresponding to a desired sensed primary
current through the primary winding;

a rectifier circuit connected to a secondary winding of the isolation transformer to receive a secondary AC voltage responsive
to the primary AC voltage, the rectifier circuit configured to rectify the secondary AC voltage to provide a DC voltage to
a load to cause a load current to flow through the load;

a capacitor connected across the primary winding of the isolation transformer in parallel with the magnetizing inductance
of the primary winding to form a parallel inductance-capacitance (L-C) combination, the capacitor having a capacitance selected
such that the parallel L-C combination resonates at a frequency near the nominal frequency; and

a current sensor electrically coupled to the primary winding of the isolation transformer and configured to sense a sensed
current responsive to the primary current through the primary winding, the primary current through the primary winding responsive
to the load current through the DC load, the current sensor configured to provide a feedback signal responsive to the sensed
current, the feedback signal provided to the DC-to-AC inverter, the DC-to-AC inverter responsive to the feedback signal to
adjust the operating frequency to produce a desired sensed current through the current sensor and thereby to produce a desired
load current through the DC load, wherein:

the switch controller is further configured to compare the value of the reference signal with an internal signal responsive
to the feedback value;

the switch controller is configured to adjust the frequency of the primary AC voltage to reduce any difference between the
internal signal and the value of the reference signal;

the feedback signal comprises a sinusoidal signal having a non-zero value during approximately half of an AC cycle of the
primary AC voltage; and

the internal signal responsive to the feedback signal is an average of the sinusoidal signal over the AC cycle of the primary
AC voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,786,754

METHOD FOR FORMING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE STRUCTURE

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A method for forming a semiconductor device structure, comprising:
forming a plurality of trenches in a substrate;
forming a gate dielectric layer lining the plurality of trenches;
filling the plurality of trenches with a gate material;
etching back the gate material to expose an upper portion of the plurality of trenches;
forming a first dielectric layer to refill the upper portion of the plurality of trenches and to cover a substrate surface
between the plurality of trenches;

performing a first chemical mechanical planarization process to partially remove the first dielectric layer until the substrate
surface between the plurality of trenches is exposed; and

using the first dielectric layer in the upper portion of the plurality of trenches as an etching mask, etching the substrate
through the exposed substrate surface to form a self-aligned contact opening between the plurality of trenches.

US Pat. No. 9,787,252

RF AMPLIFIER OPERATIONAL IN DIFFERENT POWER MODES

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A radio frequency (RF) amplification device comprising:
a first RF amplification circuit comprising a cascode amplifier stage configured to amplify an RF signal, wherein the cascode
amplifier stage has a first input transistor and a first cascode output transistor that are stacked in cascode;

a second RF amplification circuit configured to amplify the RF signal, wherein the second RF amplification circuit is coupled
to the cascode amplifier stage between the first input transistor, the first cascode output transistor, and a first cascode
intermediary transistor stacked between the first input transistor and the first cascode output transistor; and

power control circuitry operable in a first power mode and a second power mode, wherein the power control circuitry is configured
to:

bias the first cascode output transistor so that the first cascode output transistor operates in a saturation region in the
first power mode;

bias the first cascode intermediary transistor such that the first cascode intermediary transistor operates in the saturation
region in the first power mode;

bias the first cascode intermediary transistor so that the first cascode intermediary transistor is turned off in the second
power mode; and

bias the first cascode output transistor so that the first cascode output transistor operates in a triode region in the second
power mode.

US Pat. No. 9,785,813

PORTABLE OPTICAL READER

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A portable optical reader comprising:
a reading part optically reading a symbol as a reading object;
a head part housing the reading part and having a reading port for the reading part;
a holding part continuously connected to the head part and extending in a connecting direction; and
a display part provided in the head part to display at least a reading result read by the reading part,
wherein the head part has outer side surfaces, and the display part is provided on at least two of outer side surfaces, the
outer side surfaces being a side surface facing to a surface on which the holding part is connected, and being a side surface
substantially orthogonal to both a reading direction by the reading part and an extending direction of the holding part.

US Pat. No. 9,785,135

MULTIPLE ALTERNATIVE AUTOMATION INPUT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Rockwell Automation Asia ...

1. An automation component system comprising:
an automation component comprising:
a processor and a memory;
a first input terminal configured to
receive a first input from an analog sensor when the analog sensor is coupled to the first terminal, and
receive the first input from a digital sensor when the digital sensor is coupled to the first terminal;
a second input terminal configured to
receive a second input from the analog sensor when the analog sensor is coupled to the second terminal,
receive the second input from the digital sensor when the digital sensor is coupled to the second terminal, and
receive the second input from a thermistor when the thermistor is coupled to the second terminal; and
a third input terminal configured to receive a third input from the thermistor, wherein in operation the automation component
is coupled to a machine and controls the machine.

US Pat. No. 9,784,990

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens element with refractive power;
a second lens element with refractive power;
a third lens element with refractive power;
a fourth lens element with refractive power;
a fifth lens element with refractive power;
a sixth lens element with refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of six lens elements with refractive power, a maximum height for image
formation on the image plane perpendicular to the optical axis in the optical image capturing system is denoted by HOI, at
least two lens elements among the first through sixth lens elements respectively have at least one inflection point on at
least one surface thereof, at least one of the first through sixth lens elements has positive refractive power, an object-side
surface and an image-side surface of the sixth lens element are aspheric, a focal length of the optical image capturing system
is f, an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system is HEP, a distance on an optical axis from an axial
point on an object-side surface of the first lens element to an axial point on the image plane is HOS, thicknesses in parallel
with an optical axis of the first through sixth lens elements at height ½ HEP respectively are ETP1, ETP2, ETP3, ETP4, ETP5
and ETP6, a sum of ETP1 to ETP6 described above is SETP, thicknesses of the first through sixth lens elements on the optical
axis respectively are TP1, TP2, TP3, TP4, TP5 and TP6, a sum of TP1 to TP6 described above is STP, and the following relations
are satisfied: 1.2?f/HEP?6.0 and 0.5?SETP/STP<1.

US Pat. No. 9,788,449

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

KEIHIN CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:
a semiconductor element;
a cooler disposed below the semiconductor element to cool the semiconductor element;
a resin case accommodating the semiconductor element;
a circuit board electrically connected to the semiconductor element and mounted on an upper portion of the resin case; and
a plate-like bus-bar electrically connected to positive electric potential of a battery and fixed to the resin case, the power
conversion apparatus exhibiting a power converting function by a switching operation of the semiconductor element,

wherein the bus-bar includes a flat plate-like bus-bar body, which is fixed to an outside wall portion of the resin case with
being disposed vertically so that a width direction thereof is set in a vertical direction and to which the positive electric
potential of the battery is applied, and a voltage measuring terminal branched from the bus-bar body,

wherein the voltage measuring terminal includes a projecting portion projecting from the bus-bar body, an upright portion
extending from the projecting portion upward toward the circuit board, and a measuring terminal portion that is an upper part
of the upright portion and electrically connected to the circuit board,

wherein the resin case has a concave portion by depressing an upper end face of a peripheral wall thereof, and the upright
portion extends out upward from the concave portion, and

wherein the concave portion has a convex portion formed in a projecting manner in a bottom portion of the concave portion,
in a portion where the upright portion is extended out from the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,788,401

METHOD FOR OPERATING A DISCHARGE LAMP AND PROJECTION ARRANGEMENT

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for operating a discharge lamp comprising two electrodes for a projection arrangement, the method comprising:
a ballast supplying, during operation, a lamp current in the form of alternating current and having an average frequency and
a preset waveform, wherein the lamp current has a preset commutation scheme, to the discharge lamp, wherein the preset commutation
scheme is preset by a preset time sequence of commutations of the lamp current, and wherein the preset commutation scheme
is deviated from repeatedly with at least one preset intervening time period by at least one DC phase with a preset time duration;
and

pre-setting the at least one preset intervening time period to at most 50 seconds using the at least one DC phase with the
preset time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,787,968

TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, TRANSMISSION METHOD, RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, AND TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION SYSTEM USING AUDIO COMPRESSION DATA STREAM AS A CONTAINER OF OTHER INFORMATION

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

15. A transmission/reception system comprising:
a transmission apparatus and a reception apparatus which are connected to each other through a transmission path,
wherein the transmission apparatus includes a first processing device configured to:
obtain an audio compression data stream having audio packets into which specific information is added as user data, in which
the audio compression data stream forms a multiplexed data stream from which the audio compression data stream is obtained,
the audio compression data stream used as a container of the specific information; and

transmit the audio compression data stream obtained to the reception apparatus through the transmission path, in which the
audio compression data stream obtained is transmitted without change through the transmission path, based on (i) a result
of a determination whether a first information included as flag information in a storage unit of the reception apparatus and
obtained from the reception apparatus indicates transmission of the audio compression data stream without change is requested
and (ii) a result of a second determination whether second information included in and obtained from the storage unit of the
reception apparatus, in which the second information indicates a compression format which can be managed in the reception
apparatus, indicates a compression format of the audio compression data obtained can be managed in the reception apparatus,
in which the first information and the second information are different from and external to each other, and in which the
first information and the second information are other than for direct selection by a user of the reception apparatus, and

wherein the reception apparatus includes a second processing device configured to:
receive the audio compression data stream into which the specific information is inserted through the transmission path, in
which in the transmission path the specific information is contained in the audio compression data stream; and

obtain non-compression audio data and the specific information by performing a decoding process on the audio compression data
stream received.

US Pat. No. 9,786,875

POWER STORAGE MODULE INCLUDING MOVABLE MEANS FOR SETTING A PLURALITY OF POWER STORAGE ELEMENTS

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Ergue Ga...

1. An energy storage module suitable for containing a plurality of energy storage elements, the module comprising:
an envelope comprising at least a plurality of lateral walls and two end walls, the lateral walls being made in a single piece
having a closed outline and sized to enclose the energy storage elements,

a supporting wall of energy storage elements separate from the walls of the envelope, and intended to extend essentially parallel
to one of the lateral walls, called a reference wall,

wherein the module further comprises:
means suitable for modifying the position of the supporting wall between at least one assembly position, wherein the supporting
wall is at a first distance from the reference wall and an operating position, wherein the supporting wall is at a second
distance from the reference wall, greater than the first distance,

the means for modifying the position of the supporting wall comprising at least one shim intended to be inserted between the
reference wall and the supporting wall, the shim especially having the form of a longitudinal member,

the reference wall comprising at least one guide rail capable of cooperating with the or at least one of the shims.

US Pat. No. 9,785,494

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, EXTERNAL STORAGE DEVICE, HOST DEVICE, RELAY DEVICE, CONTROL PROGRAM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. An information processing system comprising:
a host device and a storage device coupled with the host device;
the storage device including:
a nonvolatile memory including a plurality of blocks; and
a first controller configured to
control the nonvolatile memory,
determine whether a data write operation to the nonvolatile memory is prohibited based on a first value and a first threshold
value, the first value being a value of a number of free blocks, the first threshold value corresponding to the first value,
and

send, when determining the data write operation to the nonvolatile memory is prohibited, information indicating that data
write operation to the nonvolatile memory is prohibited;

the host device being connectable to a display, the host device including a second controller, the second controller configured
to

acquire a second value and a second threshold value from the storage device, the second value being a value of a number of
bad blocks, the second threshold value corresponding to the second value,

cause the display to show a certain message when the acquired second value exceeds the acquired second threshold value, and
recognize the storage device as a read only device that supports only a read operation of read and write operations of the
nonvolatile memory when receiving the information.

US Pat. No. 9,784,942

SYSTEM FOR PARALLAX CORRECTION

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A system for parallax correction, comprising:
a housing of a camera having a channel perpendicular to an optical axis of the camera;
a lens enclosure within the housing including a tab slideable along the channel;
a first lens positioned within the lens enclosure having a first focal plane array; and
a second lens positioned within the lens enclosure having a second focal plane array, wherein the second focal plane array
is coupled to a pin disposed within the tab of the lens enclosure, wherein the tab is configured to direct the pin to slide
perpendicular to the optical axis along the channel to move the second focal plane array laterally with respect to the first
focal plane array to correct for parallax between the first and second lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,783,658

RUBBER MIXTURES CONTAINING SILICIC ACID AND SULFUR-CONTAINING ADDITIVES

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH,...

1. Silica-containing rubber mixture comprising: rubber, a sulphur-containing alkoxysilane, a crosslinking agent, a silica-containing
filler, and 0.1 to 15 parts by weight, based on 100 parts by weight of the rubber used, of a silicon-free polysulphide additive
of the formula (I)
A-S-(S)x-S-B  (I)
in which:
x is 1, 2, 3 or 4 and
A and B are independently one of —CH2CH2COOCH3 or —CH2COOCH3, or

and
A and B are

US Pat. No. 9,783,429

METHOD FOR PURIFYING DODECACARBONYL TRIRUTHENIUM

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A method for purifying dodecacarbonyl triruthenium (DCR), for purifying, by a recrystallization method, an organic ruthenium
compound including DCR represented by a following formula as a raw material for chemical vapor deposition:

the method comprises a recrystallization step of purifying DCR by a recrystallization method,
the recrystallization step includes a dissolution stage of dissolving DCR in a solvent, a precipitation stage of precipitating
DCR from the solvent, and a recovery stage of recovering the precipitated DCR, wherein

at least the dissolution stage is performed with a dissolved oxygen concentration in the solvent being 0.2 mg/L or less.

US Pat. No. 9,782,750

ACTIVATED CARBON FOR NOBLE METAL ADSORPTION, NOBLE METAL ADSORPTION FILTER, AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING NOBLE METALS

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A method for recovering a noble metal from an aqueous solution comprising the noble metal, the method comprising:
adsorbing the noble metal on a filter, the filter comprising:
an activated carbon in a proportion of not less than 20% by mass; and
a binder;
wherein:
the activated carbon adsorbs a noble metal from an aqueous solution comprising the noble metal;
the activated carbon has a difference in absolute value of not more than 18 mV between a zeta-potential in a 10 mmol/L aqueous
solution of sodium tetraborate and a zeta-potential in a 0.01 mmol/L aqueous solution of sodium tetraborate; and

the activated carbon has a total pore volume of pores with a pore radius of not more than 1 nm of 150 to 500 mm3/g.

US Pat. No. 9,783,702

AQUEOUS COMPOSITIONS OF LOW ABRASIVE SILICA PARTICLES

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. An aqueous chemical mechanical planarization (CMP) polishing composition comprising a mixture of spherical colloidal silica
and elongated, bent or nodular silica particles that differ from each other in weight average particle size (CPS) less than
20 nm, the composition having a pH ranging from 2.5 to 5.3, wherein at least one of the spherical colloidal silica particles
and the elongated, bent or nodular silica particles contains one or more cationic nitrogen atoms, and, further wherein, the
amount of the elongated, bent or nodular silica particles ranges from 30 to 99 wt. %, based on the total weight of silica
solids in the aqueous CMP polishing composition.
US Pat. No. 9,783,201

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR AN OVERTAKING ASSISTANT

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method for an overtaking assistance system of a driver assistance system of a subject vehicle driving on a subject vehicle's
lane of a roadway, comprising the following steps performed by the overtaking assistance system:
receiving sensor data from an environment sensor system of the subject vehicle;
evaluating the sensor data to determine whether at least a first other vehicle is detected in an adjacent lane that is adjacent
to the subject vehicle's lane of the roadway; and

initiating an autonomous cutting of the subject vehicle out of the subject vehicle's lane and into the adjacent lane only
when at least the first other vehicle is detected in the adjacent lane, and not initiating the autonomous cutting of the subject
vehicle out of the subject vehicle's lane and into the adjacent lane when at least the first other vehicle is not detected
in the adjacent lane.

US Pat. No. 9,788,095

STATELESS CORD MANAGEMENT DEVICE

1. A stateless cord management device for storage and deployment of a cord having a connector attached to at least one end
thereof, said device comprising:
a body comprising a sidewall having a pair of oppositely disposed open ends,
said sidewall comprising a substantially cylindrical configuration,
an elongated channel at least partially defined by said sidewall and disposed therethrough between said pair of oppositely
disposed open ends,

said elongated channel comprising a length at least partially defined by a distance between said pair of oppositely disposed
open ends,

said elongated channel having a cylindrical configuration defining an effective diameter of said elongated channel, said length
of said elongated channel is greater than said effective diameter of said elongated channel,

a plurality of retention members each having a length and a width, wherein each of said plurality of retention members extends
into said channel from oppositely disposed portions of said sidewall towards one another, wherein said plurality of retention
members are disposed in a substantially coplanar orientation with one another, and

said plurality of retention members and said sidewall at least partially defining a retention member recess, wherein a portion
of the cord is disposable into a retained relation between said retention members and said sidewall in said retention member
recess.

US Pat. No. 9,787,610

ACTIVE MULTI-PATH NETWORK REDUNDANCY WITH PERFORMANCE MONITORING

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Mon...

1. A method of redundant message processing, comprising:
tagging, by a first routing switch, a first packet of a dual redundant set as a first virtual local area network (VLAN);
tagging, by a second routing switch, a second packet of the dual redundant set as a second VLAN; and
dropping, by a processor of a destination node:
a received packet of the dual redundant set having a frame sequence number associated with an originator identifier if the
frame sequence number of the received packet is less than or equal to a stored highest sequence number associated with the
originator identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,787,220

ENERGY HARVESTER

Technische Universiteit D...

1. An energy harvester comprising a mass that is subjectable to environmental forces for bringing it into the status of a
moving mass, and means linked to the mass for converting and storing of energy embodied in the moving mass, which means are
arranged for subsequent release of said energy, wherein the mass is part of a system comprising a frame and first and second
elastic beams connecting the mass to the frame, wherein the first elastic beam has a predefined first stiffness in a predefined
range of excursions of the mass, and in said predefined range the second elastic beam has a second stiffness counteracting
in said predefined range the first stiffness of the first elastic beam so as to provide that said mass experiences a zero
stiffness or near zero stiffness.

US Pat. No. 9,786,556

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A manufacturing method of a semiconductor device, comprising:
forming, on a film to be processed, a plurality of first core material patterns extending in parallel in a first direction,
and a plurality of second core material patterns, each of the second core material patterns being drawn from an end portion
of the corresponding first core material pattern, the second core material patterns extending in parallel in a second direction
crossing the first direction, a width of the second core material pattern being wider than a width of the first core material
pattern;

forming an opening pattern having one or a plurality of openings in the second core material pattern so that a first distance
and a second distance are less than a predetermined distance, the first distance being a distance between an edge of the second
core material pattern at a side of an adjacent first core material pattern and the opening pattern, the second distance being
a distance between an edge of the second core material pattern at a side of an adjacent second core material pattern and the
opening pattern;

forming a first side wall pattern along external peripheries of the first core material pattern and the second core material
pattern and along an inner periphery of the opening;

removing the first core material pattern and the second core material pattern after forming the first side wall pattern; and
etching the film after removing the first and second core material patterns.

US Pat. No. 9,784,435

GUN-MOUNTED SEARCH LIGHT

SureFire LLC., Fountain ...

1. An internal IR filter assembly for an illuminator having a lamp disposed within a reflector with a face plate comprising:
an IR filter shaped as a hollow sleeve telescopically disposable over the lamp;
a fixed cylindrical pedestal having one end coupled to the face plate;
a sliding cylindrical mount coupled on one end to the IR filter and telescopically disposed over the fixed pedestal; and
a thrust assembly coupled to the cylindrical mount for selectively bidirectionally translating the cylindrical mount over
the pedestal and bidirectionally translating the IR filter over the lamp.

US Pat. No. 9,782,441

STROMAL CELL THERAPY IN TREATMENT OF RADIATION INJURY

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A method of treating, mitigating, or protecting from, an injury associated with exposure of a subject to >10 Gy radiation
comprising administering to the subject before, during or after exposure of the subject to the radiation an amount of a supernatant
obtained from a culture of adipose tissue-derived adherent and non-adherent stromal cells, effective to treat, mitigate or
protect from an injury associated with exposure of a subject to radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,787,011

SURFACE MOUNTING CONTACT MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact member comprising:
a base portion including a joint portion solderable to a first conductor; and
an elastic contact portion formed continuously to the base portion and including a contact portion contactable with a second
conductor, wherein

the elastic contact portion has such elasticity that the elastic contact portion elastically deforms in response to contact
between the contact portion and the second conductor to bias the contact portion toward the second conductor,

the base portion and the elastic contact portion form an integrated molded body including a metal thin plate having electrical
conductivity and a spring characteristic,

the metal thin plate is a clad material including two or more metal layers stacked in a plate thickness direction of the metal
thin plate,

a first layer serving as one surface layer of the two or more stacked metal layers includes a metal member having a spring
characteristic, and a second layer serving as another surface layer of the two or more stacked metal layers includes an aluminum
member,

the joint portion includes the first layer or the first layer that is plated, and
the contact portion includes the second layer.

US Pat. No. 9,786,380

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:
a memory cell that includes a charge storage layer;
a word line connected to a gate of the memory cell; and
a controller configured to perform a write operation on the memory cell by applying a write voltage to the word line to shift
a threshold voltage of the memory cell, the write operation including a verify operation on the memory cell after the applying
of the write voltage to verify that the threshold voltage of the memory cell is at least a target value after the write operation,

wherein the verify operation includes a first verify operation using a first verify voltage applied to the word line and a
second verify operation after the first verify operation using a second verify voltage applied to the word line, the second
verify voltage being higher than the first verify voltage, and the controller is configured to increase the write voltage
when the first verify operation fails and the second verify operation passes.

US Pat. No. 9,784,860

SEISMIC SYSTEM WITH GHOST AND MOTION REJECTION

Ion Geophysical Corporati...

1. An underwater autonomous node comprising:
a platform;
a first region of the platform having a first acoustic impedance equal to that of seawater;
a first motion sensor disposed in the first region and having a first test mass to produce a first response sensitive to seismic
waves and platform motion;

a second region of the platform separated from the first region and having a second acoustic impedance equal to that of air;
a second motion sensor disposed in the second region and having a second test mass to produce a second response sensitive
to platform motion and insensitive to seismic waves.

US Pat. No. 9,788,169

MESH ARCHITECTURE FOR DISTRIBUTED TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Genband US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method comprising:
with a first bearer node of a telecommunication component, utilizing network connections between the first bearer node and
a first plurality of control nodes of the telecommunication component to provide media services to the first plurality of
control nodes, the bearer node configured to process media data being transmitted between endpoints over a network; and

with a second bearer node of the telecommunication component, utilizing network connections between the second bearer node
and a second plurality of control nodes of the telecommunication component to provide media services to the second plurality
of control nodes, the second plurality of control nodes having at least one control node in common with the first plurality
of control nodes and at least one control node not common with the first plurality of control nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,788,168

GENERATING SPATIAL MODELS USING CROWDSOURCING

RINGCENTRAL, INC., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving position information describing a position of each respective device of a plurality of devices; receiving contextual
information items that are associated with the positions of the plurality of devices, the received contextual information
items related to usage of each of the plurality of devices;

determining, for a subject location within a premises, a usage pattern of the plurality of devices when the plurality of devices
are at the subject location, the usage pattern determined based on the received contextual information items of the plurality
of devices and describes usage of telephony or data services via a device;

determining, at a server, a label for the subject location for the subject location based on:
the determined usage pattern of the plurality of devices,
applying one or more contextual information items of the contextual information items to each of a plurality of machine learning
models that are each associated with different subject locations and at least one of the plurality of machine learning models
is associated with the subject location, and each of the plurality of machine learning models output respective likelihoods
that their respective subject locations are associated with the determined label,

selecting the subject location associated with the highest likelihood, and
determining the label for the subject location based on the selecting; and
storing the label for the subject location in a memory.

US Pat. No. 9,787,910

METHOD FOR DETECTING LIGHT SOURCES OPERATED IN PULSED MODE

Conti Temic microelectron...

16. A method of operating a motor vehicle's driver assistance system to acquire images of a scene that includes a pulsed light
source or includes an illuminated object that is illuminated by a pulsed light source, said method comprising the steps:
a) with a camera of the driver assistance system, recording plural successive individual images of the scene during respective
successive exposure phases, wherein respective time intervals exist between the successive exposure phases; and

b) while performing the recording, with a camera control unit of the driver assistance system varying the respective time
intervals between the successive exposure phases, without using any information regarding a frequency, a pulse rate and/or
a duty cycle of the pulsed light source.

US Pat. No. 9,786,465

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR GENERATING DISTRIBUTED X-RAYS

TSINGHUA UNIVERSITY, Bei...

1. An apparatus to generate distributed x-rays, the apparatus comprising:
an electron gun configured to generate electron beam currents;
a scanning device configured to generate a scanning magnetic field to deflect the electron beam currents;
a current-limiting device having a plurality of regularly-arranged holes, wherein lines extending along sectional surfaces
of respective holes of the current-limiting device and in the deflection direction of the electron beam currents, intersect
at a central portion of the scanning magnetic field;

a control system configured to control the scanning device to scan the electron beam currents relative to the current-limiting
device such that a central portion of the electron beam currents becomes incident on an opaque portion of the current-limiting
device between at least two of the holes and such that, when the electron beam currents scan through the holes of the current-limiting
device, pulsed electron beams corresponding to positions of the holes in the scanning order are outputted in an array beneath
the current-limiting device; and

an anode target arranged downstream of the current-limiting device, wherein an electric field is formed between the current-limiting
device and the anode target to accelerate the array of the pulsed electron beams, and wherein the accelerated electron beams
bombard the anode target to generate x-rays.

US Pat. No. 9,784,164

ON-SITE REGENERATION METHOD OF DENITRATION CATALYST IN EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Hitachi Zosen Corporation...

1. An on-site regeneration method of a denitration catalyst in an exhaust gas purification system, comprising:
adding a reducing agent-entrained air to an exhaust gas on the upstream side of a denitration catalyst layer installed in
an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine thus reducing nitrogen oxides in the exhaust gas in the denitration catalyst
layer, thereby purifying the exhaust gas;

providing a reducing agent oxidation catalyst layer outside of the exhaust gas passage;
supplying a reducing agent and air into the reducing agent oxidation catalyst layer at the time of catalyst regeneration of
the denitration catalyst layer to produce a reaction heat generated by an oxidation reaction of the reducing agent and the
air in this reducing agent oxidation catalyst layer to create a high-temperature oxidation reaction gas;

supplying this high-temperature oxidation reaction gas into the denitration catalyst layer to heat the denitration catalyst,
thereby regenerating the denitration catalyst,

providing a reducing agent supply branch line on the way of a reducing agent supply main line for supplying the reducing agent
into the exhaust gas on the upstream side of the denitration catalyst layer; and

providing an air supply branch line on the way of an air supply main line for supplying air into the exhaust gas on the upstream
side of the denitration catalyst layer;

wherein the reducing agent supply branch line and the air supply branch line are connected to the reducing agent oxidation
catalyst layer; and at the time of catalyst regeneration of the denitration catalyst layer, not only the supply of the reducing
agent is switched from the reducing agent supply main line to the reducing agent supply branch line, but also the supply of
air is switched from the air supply main line to the air supply branch line, thereby supplying the reducing agent and air
into the reducing agent oxidation catalyst layer.

US Pat. No. 9,783,513

STAT3 INHIBITORS AND THEIR ANTICANCER USE

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A compound having a structure represented by a formula:

wherein R1 is selected from hydrogen and C1-C3 alkyl;

wherein Q1 is —NR2aR2b and wherein Q2 is O; or wherein Q1 and Q2 are together N;

wherein each of R2a and R2b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3 alkyl;

wherein Q3 is selected from —(C1-C6)-Ar1, Ar1, —(C1-C6)-Cy1, and Cy1;

wherein Ar1, when present, is selected from phenyl, naphthyl, monocyclic heteroaryl, and bicyclic heteroaryl; and wherein Ar1 is substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —NO2, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 monoalkylamino, C1-C6 dialkylamino, —(C1-C6)NR4aR4b, —(C1-C6)-(C?O)R3, —(C1-C6)-(C?O)OR3, —(C1-C6)-(C?O)NR4aR4b, —(C1-C6)-Ar2, Ar2, —(C1-C6)-Cy2, Cy2, and —S(O)nNR5aR5b;

wherein n is 0, 1, or 2;
wherein each R3, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl,
and C1-C6 aminoalkyl;

wherein each of R4a and R4b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl,
and C1-C6 aminoalkyl;

wherein each of R5a and R5b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl,
C1-C6 aminoalkyl, and —(C?O)NR6aR6b;

wherein each of R6a and R6b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;

wherein each Ar2, when present, is independently selected from is phenyl and monocyclic heteroaryl; and wherein Ar2 is substituted with 0,
1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —NO2, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 aminoalkyl, C1-C6 monoalkylamino, and C1-C6
dialkylamino;

wherein each Cy2, when present, is independently selected from C3-C8 cycloalkyl and C2-C7 heterocycloalkyl; and wherein Cy2 is substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —NO2, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 aminoalkyl, C1-C6 monoalkylamino, C1-C6
dialkylamino, —(C?O)R7, —(C?O)OR7, —(C?O)NR8aR8b, —(C?O)-(C1-C6 alkyl)Ar3, —(C?O)—O—(C1-C6 alkyl)Ar3, and —(C?O)—NR8a—(C1-C6 alkyl)Ar3;

wherein each R7, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, and C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl;

wherein each of R8a and R8b, when present, is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, and C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl;

wherein each Ar3, when present, is independently selected from phenyl and monocyclic heteroaryl substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently
selected from halogen, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —NO2, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, and C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl;

wherein Cy1, when present, is selected from C3-C8 cycloalkyl and C2-C7 heterocycloalkyl; and wherein Cy1 is substituted with 0, 1, 2, or 3 groups independently selected from halogen, —CN, —OH, —NH2, —NO2, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 monohaloalkyl, C1-C6 polyhaloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C6 monoalkylamino, C1-C6 dialkylamino, —(C1-C6)NR4aR4b, —(C1-C6)-(C?O)R3, —(C1-C6)-(C?O)OR3, —(C1-C6)-(C?O)NR4aR4b, —(C1-C6)-Ar2, Ar2, —(C1-C6)-Cy2, Cy2, and —S(O)nNR5aR5b;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,787,827

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FUSED SERVICES INCLUDING AN INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

GENBAND US LLC, Plano, T...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a fusion server coupled to a voice-over-IP telephony switch and a streaming media server, subscriber data, wherein
the subscriber data specifies a plurality of applications utilized by a subscriber;

storing, by the fusion server, the received subscriber data in a database of the fusion server;
receiving, by a fusion server, access device data from the voice-over-IP telephony switch or the streaming media server for
a plurality of access devices associated with the subscriber;

storing, by the fusion server, the access device data received from the voice-over-IP telephony switch or the streaming media
server in the database of the fusion server;

receiving a first communication event from the voice-over-IP telephony switch in a first format, wherein the first communication
event from the voice-over-IP telephony switch originates from a sender using a first application of the plurality of applications
utilized by the subscriber;

extracting, by the fusion server, subscriber identification information from the first communication event from the voice-over-IP
telephony switch;

retrieving, from the database of the fusion server based on the extracted subscriber identification information, access device
data for one or more access devices utilized by the subscriber;

retrieving, based on the subscriber data, sender information describing the sender's use of one or more of the plurality of
applications utilized by the subscriber;

inserting, by the fusion server, a portion of the first communication event from the voice-over-IP telephony switch and the
sender information into a second communication event in a second format for presentation by a second one of the plurality
of applications utilized by the subscriber; and

transmitting, by the fusion server, the second communication event, wherein the second communication event is routed by the
fusion server, to the one or more utilized access devices using the access device data, each of the plurality of access devices
running the second one of the plurality of applications.

US Pat. No. 9,787,343

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC MANAGING OF SUBSCRIBER DEVICES IN MOBILE NETWORKS

Telefonica, S.A., Madrid...

1. A method for managing subscriber devices in mobile networks, the method comprising:
obtaining, in a home network (400) of a first mobile network operator (MNO1), data associated with at least one physical SIM of a device the at least one physical SIM comprising an embedded SIM card
(eUICC) and subscription credentials of the first mobile network operator (MNO1),

and being characterized by further comprising:
obtaining, in a destination network (300) of a second mobile network operator (MNO2) which the device travels to, static data and dynamic data associated with at least one virtual SIM (503, 603) of the device, the at least one virtual SIM (503, 603) comprising the embedded SIM card (eUICC) and subscription credentials of the second mobile network operator (MNO2); and

obtaining the dynamic data, which comprise a subscriber authentication key (Ki), being obtained through an OTA platform (507, 607) from a SIM provider platform (500, 600) on which the destination network (300) relies; and

storing the static data, which comprise IMSI and MSISDN identities, of virtual SIM (503,603) being obtained from at least a pool (202) of the destination network (300);

the method being characterized by further comprising:
storing in a mapping table (106) of the first mobile network operator (MNO1) and during a quarantine time an association between the obtained static data and the dynamic data of the at least one virtual
SIM (503, 603) with the data of the physical SIM obtained in the home network (400).

US Pat. No. 9,787,110

USB POWER SUPPLY

Astronics Advanced Electr...

1. A power supply system for providing Direct Current (DC) to a plurality of personal electronic devices, at least two of
which have different charging requirements, comprising:
a source of Alternating Current (AC) power;
a power converter configured to receive said AC power and being effective to convert said AC power to a plurality of DC voltages
and amperages upon receipt of a set of charging requirements from one of the personal electronic devices;

a plurality of power outlets, each configured to receive a power connector connected to one of the personal electronic devices;
each outlet further having a sense detector configured to detect when one of the power connectors is connected;
each outlet further having located in it a signal decoder effective to determine the charging requirements of the connected
personal electronic device connected to the outlet;

wherein the sense detector of each outlet is electrically connected via a signal line connecting the outlet to the power converter
and configured to communicate the set of charging requirements to the power converter; and

wherein each outlet and its associated hardware is remote from the power converter via the signal line.

US Pat. No. 9,786,837

MULTIBIT SELF-REFERENCE THERMALLY ASSISTED MRAM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for forming a thermally assisted magnetoresistive random access memory device (TAS-MRAM), the method comprising:
providing a storage layer having an anisotropic axis, wherein the storage layer is configured to store a state in off axis
positions and on axis positions, and wherein the off axis positions are not aligned with the anisotropic axis;

disposing a tunnel barrier disposed on top of the storage layer;
disposing a ferromagnetic sense layer disposed on top of the tunnel barrier; and
disposing a contact on top of the ferromagnetic sense layer;
wherein the storage layer is configured to have a state read to obtain a first resistance value and a second resistance value;
wherein the storage layer is configured to have the first resistance value and the second resistance value compared to predetermined
resistance values, such that in response so the first resistance value and the second resistance value being different from
the predetermined resistance values the storage layer is configured to have a magnetic orientation reset to a position for
storing the state so that the first resistance value and the second resistance value are within a tolerance of the predetermined
resistance values;

wherein in response to the first resistance value and the second resistance value matching the predetermined resistance values
within the tolerance, no further adjustments to the magnitude of the magnetic write field are made and the storage layer is
configured to store the data state.

US Pat. No. 9,786,836

MULTIBIT SELF-REFERENCE THERMALLY ASSISTED MRAM

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A thermally assisted magnetoresistive random access memory device (TAS-MRAM), comprising:
a storage layer having an anisotropic axis, wherein the storage layer is configured to store a state in off axis positions
and on axis positions, and wherein the off axis positions are not aligned with the anisotropic axis;

a tunnel barrier disposed on top of the storage layer;
a ferromagnetic sense layer disposed on top of the tunnel barrier; and
a contact on top of the ferromagnetic sense layer;
wherein the storage layer is configured to have a state read to obtain a first resistance value and a second resistance value;
wherein the storage layer is configured to have the first resistance value and the second resistance value compared to predetermined
resistance values, such that in response so the first resistance value and the second resistance value being different from
the predetermined resistance values the storage layer is configured to have a magnetic orientation reset to a position for
storing the state so that the first resistance value and the second resistance value are within a tolerance of the predetermined
resistance values;

wherein in response to the first resistance value and the second resistance value matching the predetermined resistance values
within the tolerance, no further adjustments to the magnitude of the magnetic write field are made and the storage layer is
configured to store the data state.

US Pat. No. 9,783,634

SYNTHESIS OF PHOTOVOLTAIC CONJUGATED POLYMERS

SOLARMER ENERGY, INC., E...

1. A method of making a conjugated polymer having the formulae (IV):

wherein R1 is proton, halogens, alkyls, substituted alkyls, amino, N-substituted amino groups, aryls or substituted aryls;
Ar is selected from the group consisting of ethenylene, ethynylene, monocyclic, bicyclic and polycyclic arlyenes; and monocyclic,
bicyclic and polycyclic heteroarylenes; or unit being comprised of two or more compounds choosing from ethenylene, ethynylene,
or monocyclic, bicyclic and polycyclic arylene, or monocyclic, bicyclic and polycyclic heteroarylenes;

wherein R2 is F; and
wherein said conjugated polymer is made using a compound according to formulae (I), (II) or a protected derivative thereof:

as a starting material, wherein R is hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, C1-C20 haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-C20 haloalkoxy, aryloxy,
—C1-C20 alkyl-O—C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkyl-O-aryl, nitro, halo, amino, or mono- or di alkyl amino.

US Pat. No. 9,781,887

IRRIGATION SYSTEM WITH ET BASED SEASONAL WATERING ADJUSTMENT AND SOIL MOISTURE SENSOR SHUTOFF

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. An irrigation system comprising:
a stand alone weather station comprising a temperature sensor configured to detect ambient air temperature at an irrigation
site and a solar radiation sensor configured to detect an amount of solar radiation at the irrigation site;

a soil moisture sensor configured to detect a level of soil moisture at the irrigation site; and
an irrigation controller operatively in communication with the soil moisture sensor and the stand alone weather station, the
irrigation controller configured to enable a user to enter a watering schedule including a run time and to manually adjust
the run time by a percentage, the irrigation controller comprising a computer processor, a memory storing programming implemented
by the computer processor, and a plurality of switches operatively connected to the computer processor and configured to control
a plurality of valves that deliver water to a plurality of sprinklers;

wherein the computer processor is configured to adjust the run time by the percentage, calculate an evapotranspiration (ET)
value based at least in part on the ambient air temperature and the amount of solar radiation, automatically increase or decrease
the percentage in response to the ET value, operate, in response to the user-entered watering schedule, ones of the plurality
of switches to control one or more of the plurality of valves, and automatically inhibit irrigation when the level of soil
moisture is above a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,783,743

PROCESS AND COMPOSITION OF CATALYST/ADDITIVE FOR REDUCING FUEL GAS YIELD IN FLUID CATALYTIC CRACKING (FCC) PROCESS

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for cracking of higher boiling point petroleum feedstock in the presence of a catalyst composition to reduce
dry gas production without affecting the yield of LPG, light olefins and gasoline products; said process comprising contacting
said feedstock under reaction conditions suitable for fluid catalytic cracking with the catalyst composition in a fluidized
bed; wherein the catalyst composition comprises:
(a) an FCC catalyst component comprising:
at least one zeolite in an amount ranging between 5 and 60 wt %;
at least one clay in an amount ranging between 10 and 40 wt %;
at least one binder in an amount ranging between 5 and 40 wt %;
at least one alkaline earth metal in an amount ranging between 0.01 and 2.0 wt %; and
at least one rare earth metal selected from the group consisting of lanthanum, cerium, neodymium, samarium, gadolinium and
yttrium in an amount ranging between 0.01 and 2.0 wt %;

wherein, the zeolite present in the FCC catalyst component is selected from the group consisting of REY, REUSY, USY, beta
and combinations thereof;

all proportion being with respect to the weight of the FCC catalyst components;
(b) an additive component comprising:
at least one zeolite in an amount ranging between 5 and 60 wt %;
at least one clay in an amount ranging between 10 and 40 wt %;
at least one binder in an amount ranging between 5 and 40 wt %;
at least one alkaline earth metal in an amount ranging between 0.01 and 2.0 wt %; and
at least one phosphorous containing compound in the form of P2O5 in an amount ranging between 4 and 16 wt %, and

wherein the zeolite present in the additive component is a medium pore size zeolite selected from the group consisting of
ZSM-5, ZSM-11, ZSM-23 zeolite and combinations thereof;

wherein the weight ratio of the amount of the FCC catalyst component and the amount of the additive component ranges between
1:1 and 10:1;

all proportion being with respect to the weight of the respective FCC catalyst and additive components.

US Pat. No. 9,787,482

REDUNDANTLY POWERED AND DAISY CHAINED POWER OVER ETHERNET

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

1. A method for providing power to a distributed sensor system, the distributed sensor system comprising an Ethernet based
interface unit having a plurality of ports, and a plurality of sensor strings, each sensor string comprising a plurality of
sensor units coupled in series to one of the plurality of ports of the interface unit, the method comprising:
providing power from at least one port of the interface unit to a first port of a first sensor unit of at least one of the
plurality of sensor strings via a first Ethernet cable;

powering up the first sensor unit;
receiving, with the first sensor unit from the interface unit, a signal indicating that the first sensor unit should enable
power forwarding at a second port of the first sensor unit;

in response to receiving the signal indicating that the first sensor unit should enable power forwarding at the second port,
setting a low current limit for power provided by the second port to a first port of a second sensor unit in a first state,
the low current limit set at a level sufficient to power only the second sensor in the first state;

in the first state, forwarding power at the low current limit from the second port of the first sensor unit to the first port
of the second sensor unit of the at least one of the plurality of sensor strings via a second Ethernet cable;

monitoring a voltage at the second port of the first sensor unit;
determining whether the voltage at the second port of the first sensor in the first state indicates a short circuit condition;
in response to determining that the voltage at the second port of the first sensor unit in the first state indicates a short
circuit condition, disabling power forwarding by the second port of the first sensor unit;

in response to determining that that the voltage at the second port of the first sensor unit in the first state does not indicate
a short circuit condition, determining whether there is an open-circuit condition present at the second port of the first
sensor unit;

in response to determining that there is an open-circuit condition present at the second port of the first sensor unit, disabling
power forwarding by the second port of the first sensor unit;

in response to determining that there is not an open-circuit condition present at the second port of the first sensor unit,
setting a high current limit for power provided by the second port to the first port of the second sensor unit in a second
state, the high current limit set at a level sufficient to power a maximum number of sensor units in the at least one of the
plurality of sensor strings;

in the second state, forwarding power at the high current limit from the second port of the first sensor unit to the first
port of the second sensor unit via the second Ethernet cable;

monitoring the plurality of sensor strings for a fault condition; and
in response to detecting a fault condition in a first sensor string of the plurality of sensor strings, providing power from
a second one of the plurality of sensor strings to the first sensor string to provide power to at least one of the plurality
of sensor units within the first sensor string.

US Pat. No. 9,787,060

MAGNESIUM BASED GETTERING REGIONS FOR GALLIUM AND NITROGEN CONTAINING LASER DIODE DEVICES

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A gallium and nitrogen containing laser diode device, the device comprising:
a gallium and nitrogen containing material comprising a surface region, the surface region being configured on either a {10-10}
crystal orientation or a crystal orientation configured with an orientation of {10-10} with an offcut at an angle toward or
away from the [0001] direction;

a gallium and nitrogen containing region formed overlying the surface region;
an active region formed overlying the surface region;
a gettering region comprising a magnesium species overlying the surface region; and
a p-type cladding region comprising an (InAl)GaN material doped with a plurality of magnesium species formed overlying the
active region.

US Pat. No. 9,786,679

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor memory device comprising:
forming a stacked body on a substrate, the stacked body including a plurality of first layers and a plurality of second layers
respectively provided between the first layers;

forming a mask layer on the stacked body;
forming a stopper film of a different material from a material of the stacked body in a part of the mask layer;
forming a plurality of mask holes in the mask layer, the mask holes including a first mask hole overlapping on the stopper
film;

by etching using the mask layer, forming holes in the stacked body under other mask holes than the first mask hole on the
stopper film, but not forming holes in the stacked body under the stopper film; and

forming memory films and channel bodies in the holes.

US Pat. No. 9,786,137

SECURITY SYSTEM PROVIDING A LOCALIZED HUMANLY-PERCEIVABLE ALERT FOR IDENTIFYING A FACILITY TO EMERGENCY PERSONNEL

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A security and automation system comprising:
a sensor, at a premises, configured to generate alarm condition messages in response to alarm conditions;
a control unit, at the premises, communicatively coupled to the sensor and to at least one indicator, the control unit configured
to:

receive an alarm condition message from the sensor based on the sensor detecting an alarm condition;
determine a location of the alarm condition within the premises based at least in part on the alarm condition message;
validate the alarm condition by confirming both (a) the security and automation system is armed and (b) the alarm condition
includes at least one of a door of the premises opening, a window of the premises opening, a motion sensor of the premises
being triggered, and a glass break sensor detecting glass breaking at the premises;

upon validating the alarm condition message, send a dispatch request to emergency personnel, the dispatch request including
information regarding the premises and the alarm condition;

upon failing to validate the alarm condition message, bypass sending the dispatch request;
receive a dispatch notification indicating that the emergency personnel are dispatched to the premises in response to sending
the dispatch request; and

upon receiving both the alarm condition message and the dispatch notification, activate a premises location indicator at the
premises.

US Pat. No. 9,784,819

PULSE COMPRESSION RADAR

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A pulse compression radar, comprising:
an ideal transmission signal memory configured to store a transmission signal before distortion occurs therein;
a transmission signal amplifier configured to amplify the transmission signal inputted thereto and output the amplified transmission
signal;

an antenna configured to externally transmit the transmission signal outputted by the transmission signal amplifier, and receive,
as a reception signal, a reflection signal caused by the transmission signal;

processing circuitry configured:
to feed back, as a feedback signal, the transmission signal outputted by the transmission signal amplifier; and
to obtain correction data for cancelling the distortion that is caused by the amplification, based on the feedback signal
and the transmission signal stored in the ideal transmission signal memory; and

a non-volatile memory configured to store the correction data; wherein
the processing circuitry is further configured to correct the transmission signal outputted by the ideal transmission signal
memory, based on the correction data,

wherein when the non-volatile memory receives an instruction to turn a power off, the non-volatile memory stores the correction
data.

US Pat. No. 9,783,664

HINGED COMPONENT COMPRISING POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A hinged component comprising a polyethylene composition, the polyethylene composition comprising:
(1) about 10 to about 70 wt % of a first ethylene copolymer having a melt index I2, of from 0.1 to 10 g/10 min; a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn, of less than 3.0; and a density of from 0.930 to 0.960 g/cm3; and

(2) about 90 to about 30 wt % of a second ethylene copolymer having a melt index I2, of from 50 to 10,000 g/10 min; a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn, of less than 3.0; and a density higher than the density of the first ethylene copolymer, but less than 0.966 g/cm3;

wherein the density of the second ethylene copolymer is less than
0.037 g/cm3 higher than the density of the first ethylene copolymer; the ratio (SCB1/SCB2) of the number of short chain branches per thousand
carbon atoms in the first ethylene copolymer (SCB1) to the number of short chain branches per thousand carbon atoms in the
second ethylene copolymer (SCB2) is greater than 1.0; and wherein the polyethylene composition has a molecular weight distribution
Mw/Mn, of from 2.0 to 7.0; a density of at least 0.949 g/cm3; a melt index, I2 of from greater than 10.0 to 20.0 g/10 min, a Z-average molecular weight MZ, of less than 300,000; and a melt flow ratio I21/I2, of from 24 to 38.

US Pat. No. 9,788,336

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL STATION, RESOURCE CONTROL METHOD USING COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND CONTROL STATION, AND MICROWAVE BASE STATION

Panasonic Corporation, O...

1. A communication system comprising:
a microwave base station that performs communication by using a microwave band;
a plurality of millimeter-wave base stations that are provided in a communication area of the microwave base station and perform
communication by using a millimeter-wave band while switching a directivity;

a plurality of terminal stations, each performing communication with the microwave base station and a millimeter-wave base
station which is any one of the plurality of millimeter-wave base stations; and

a control station that is connected to the microwave base station, wherein
a terminal station which is each of the plurality of terminal stations includes
a signal quality estimator that estimates a signal quality of each of a plurality of combinations of a first directivity of
the millimeter-wave base station and a second directivity of the terminal station and generates millimeter-wave signal quality
information indicating the signal quality, and

a radio communicator that transmits the millimeter-wave signal quality information or a data bandwidth reservation request
for starting data communication to the microwave base station,

the microwave base station includes
a position estimator that estimates a first position of the terminal station that has transmitted the millimeter-wave signal
quality information and a second position of the terminal station that has transmitted the data bandwidth reservation request,
and

a communicator that transmits, to the control station, the millimeter-wave signal quality information and the first position
or the data bandwidth reservation request and the second position, and

the control station includes
a database that stores the millimeter-wave signal quality information and the first position in association with each other,
and

a controller that determines, for the terminal station that has transmitted the data bandwidth reservation request, a millimeter-wave
base station with which communication is to be performed, the first directivity, and the second directivity by referring to
the database by using the second position, and allocates a radio resource based on the determined millimeter-wave base station,
first directivity, and second directivity.

US Pat. No. 9,787,765

REBALANCING OF DISTRIBUTION GROUP SERVERS

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A method of assigning and rebalancing of rooms having at least one server, the method implemented by an information handling
system having a processor and a memory comprising the steps of:
(a) retrieving (205) a current number of rooms assigned to each server;

(b) retrieving (210) a current number of unassigned rooms;

(c) determining (215) a current server weight for each of at least a subset of the at least one server;

(d) determining (220) a total server weight;

(e) calculating (225) the number of rooms to load for at least a given one of the at least one server based at least in part on the number of
unassigned rooms, total server weight, and current server weight of the given one of the at least one server; and

(f) rebalancing (255) the number of rooms assigned to each server, if an activation signal is received, the rebalancing comprising calculating
(260) a threshold number of rooms assigned to a given server as a minimum of (i) the maximum number of rooms or (ii) the number
of unassigned rooms divided by the total server weights and multiplied by the current server weight of the given at least
subset of the at least one server.

US Pat. No. 9,787,656

INTELLIGENT FACILITY DEVICE

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request from a controlled facility resident user interface device, in use by a resident of the controlled facility,
for access to a network via a secure network access point in the controlled facility;

determining an authorized duration of temporary network access for the controlled facility resident user interface device
based on a transaction to be conducted between the controlled facility resident user interface device and the network;

establishing a temporary network access session between the controlled facility resident user interface device and the network
via the secure network access point in the controlled facility for the authorized duration of temporary network access for
carrying out the transaction via the network; and

dynamically determining the authorized duration during the temporary network access session by tracking progress of the transaction
and deactivating the temporary network access session, prior to expiration of the authorized duration, in response to an end
of the transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,786,832

ENERGY HARVESTER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An energy harvester for converting vibration energy into electrical energy and harvesting the electrical energy, the energy
harvester comprising:
a base;
a clamping structure which is supported by the base and is spaced apart from the base;
an elastic member which is disposed between the base and the clamping structure and allows the clamping structure to be elastically
moved substantially vertically relative to the base; and

a cantilever structure comprising:
a cantilever beam having one side which is fixed to the clamping structure and the other side which is elastically bendable;
and

a mass body which is disposed on the other side of the cantilever beam.

US Pat. No. 9,786,678

NONVOLATILE SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A nonvolatile semiconductor memory device, comprising:
a plurality of conductive layers stacked in a first direction via an inter-layer insulating layer;
a semiconductor layer having the first direction as a longer direction;
a tunnel insulating layer contacting a side surface of the semiconductor layer;
a charge accumulation layer contacting a side surface of the tunnel insulating layer; and
a block insulating layer contacting a portion facing the conductive layer, of a side surface of the charge accumulation layer,
the charge accumulation layer including:
a first portion facing the conductive layer and extending in the first direction, and
a second portion facing the inter-layer insulating layer and extending in the first direction,
the first portion being thinner than the second portion, and
a film thickness of the second portion of the charge accumulation layer in a second direction crossing the first direction
being approximately constant.

US Pat. No. 9,786,377

MEMORY DEVICE

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A memory device comprising:
a memory cell array including a plurality of memory cell groups; and
a decoder circuit configured to control selection of the memory cell groups, the decoder circuit including:
an address decoder circuit including a plurality of first transistors of which channels are connected in series, and configured
to activate the decoder circuit based on an input address, wherein the number of the first transistors corresponds to a number
of bits of the input address, and signals corresponding to the input address are input to gates of the first transistors,

a plurality of information retention circuits, each of which corresponds to one of the memory cell groups and outputs a signal
that indicates whether or not the corresponding memory cell group is defective,

a second transistor having a gate connected to each of the outputs of the information retention circuits and a channel connected
in series to the channels of the first transistors, and

a signal output circuit configured to output a control signal for selecting or not selecting the memory cell groups based
on an on/off state of the second transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,784,852

SURGICAL GUIDANCE SYSTEM USING HAND-HELD PROBE WITH ACCOMPANYING POSITRON COINCIDENCE DETECTOR

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. A surgical guidance system for detecting areas of increased uptake of biomarker within a region of interest (ROI) on a
patient treated with a beta-emitting bio-marker comprising:
a) a hand-held detection probe including
1) a first scintillator layer for converting incident beta radiation to light, said first scintillator layer producing a first
pulse shape;

2) a second scintillator layer for converting incident beta radiation to light, said second scintillator layer in optical
contact with said first scintillator layer and producing a second pulse shape;

3) a gamma scintillator layer in optical contact with said second scintillator layer to detect one of a pair of 511 keV annihilation
gamma rays from said ROI and producing a third pulse shape; and

4) a photodetector in optical contact with said gamma scintillator layer;
b) a coincidence detector for detecting gamma rays from the ROI, said coincidence detector including a second gamma scintillator
layer to detect the other of the pair of 511 keV annihilation gamma rays from said ROI and producing a fourth pulse shape;

c) a hardware processor for separating the pulse shapes on the basis of their different time decay and amplitude characteristics;
and

d) a coincidence imager for displaying a formed coincident image of the ROI from the pulse shapes of the hand-held detection
probe and the coincidence detector, said surgical guidance system producing an intensified image at said areas of increased
uptake of biomarker.

US Pat. No. 9,784,441

COMPACT A.C. POWERED LED LIGHT FIXTURE

Tempo Industries, LLC, I...

1. An LED light fixture comprising:
a wireway having first and second sides and a bottom surface defining a channel for receiving at least first and second electrical
cables;

a circuit board mounting platform configured to be received and supported by said wireway;
a first circuit board carrying one or more LED's and an A.C. LED Driver circuit, the first circuit board being mounted on
said circuit board mounting platform;

an input circuit board located in said wireway beneath said first circuit board, the input circuit board comprising circuitry
configured to receive an unconditioned A.C. line signal and convert the unconditioned A. C. line signal to a conditioned A.C.
line signal suitable for supply to said A.C. LED driver circuit;

a first electrical connector configured to conduct unconditioned A.C. power from said first and second cables to first and
second electrically conductive power pins positioned to supply power to a top surface of said first circuit board; and

a first electrical conductor path for conducting said unconditioned A.C. power across said first circuit board and down and
through said first circuit board to said input circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,784,416

MULTI-COLOURED LIGHT SOURCES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A light array, comprising:
a plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements dispersed within a light array and configured to provide a uniform color
output;

wherein said plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements comprises six red light-emitting diode elements, six green
light-emitting diode elements, six blue light-emitting diode elements and six white light-emitting diode elements, wherein
said white light-emitting diode elements each compromise at least one light emitting diode in a structure configured to emit
white light;

wherein said red, green, blue and white light-emitting diode elements are arranged to form a 4×6 rectangle in said light array
with said red light-emitting diode elements being located towards a center of said light array, wherein said six red light-emitting
diodes are grouped in two groups that each compromise three of the red light-emitting diode elements and one of the white
light-emitting diode elements to form a central part of said 4×6 rectangle that is surrounded by said six blue light-emitting
diode elements and said six green light-emitting diode elements and a remaining four of said white light-emitting diode elements,
said remaining four of the white light-emitting diode elements being located at each corner of said 4×6 rectangle; and

wherein said 4×6 rectangle has a long edge defined by six of the plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements and a
short edge defined by four of the plurality of colored light-emitting diode elements.

US Pat. No. 9,783,172

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR STEERING-BASED OSCILLATORY VEHICLE BRAKING

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:
making a determination, by a computing device, that a primary braking system cannot reduce a speed of a vehicle within at
least one of a predetermined time period and a predetermined braking distance; and

providing, by the computing device, instructions to a control system of the vehicle to turn a pair of wheels of the vehicle
in an oscillatory manner, such that each wheel of the pair of wheels is turned in substantially a same direction and turning
of the pair of wheels oscillates each wheel of the pair of wheels between given directions about a direction of travel of
the vehicle so as to reduce the speed of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,782,542

SELF-LUBRICATING PHARMACEUTICAL SYRINGE STOPPERS

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A self-lubricating component for a pharmaceutical packaging assembly comprising a polymer composition comprising:
a lubricating additive, wherein the lubricating additive comprises one or more of: boron nitride, graphite, molybdenum disulfide,
talc, mica, colloidal silica, fumed silica, high molecular weight silicone gum, Reimer's salt, siloxane particles, vinylfluoro
silicones, a salt, ester, or amide of a fatty acid, or any combination of two or more thereof;

wherein the polymer composition has a compression set of less than 20%.

US Pat. No. 9,782,276

SOCKET SYSTEM FOR A PROSTHESIS, PROSTHESIS AND PRODUCTION METHOD

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A socket system for a prosthesis, the socket system comprising:
a prosthesis socket which has a proximal opening for receiving an amputation stump, and a distal end, the prosthesis socket
comprising a first fiber-reinforced plastic;

an adapter element positioned at the distal end of the prosthesis socket and configured to connect to a distal prosthetic
element, the adapter element having a main body which comprises a second fiber-reinforced plastic, the fibers of the second
reinforced plastic being substantially distributed throughout the main body except optionally for a core of the main body,
the main body including a groove that extends around a periphery of the adapter element and extends only partially radially
inward from a peripheral edge of the adapter, a portion of the prosthesis socket extending into the groove to provide a form
fit between the prosthesis socket and the adapter element;

wherein at least one of the first fiber-reinforced plastic and the second fiber-reinforced plastic is a glass-fiber-reinforced
or carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic.

US Pat. No. 9,788,437

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WITH ETCHING PROCESS TO PARTIALLY REMOVE CONDUCTIVE LAYER

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board comprising: providing a substrate comprising a base layer and a first
copper foil layer formed on one side of the base layer; electroplating a first conductive layer on a portion of a surface
of the first copper foil layer away from the base layer; electroplating a first surface treatment patterned layer on a portion
of a surface of the first conductive layer away from the first copper foil layer, to leave other portion of the first conductive
layer and other portion of the first copper foil layer exposed from the first surface treatment patterned layer; and etching
to remove exposed portion of the first copper foil layer and to thin exposed portion of the first conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,788,299

BASE STATION PAGING BASED ON TRAFFIC CONTENT TYPE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by one or more network devices and from a Packet Data Network Gateway (“PGW”), traffic that is destined for a user
device, the traffic including one or more Session Initiation Protocol (“SIP”) packets, wherein the one or more SIP packets
each include a SIP header,

wherein the SIP header includes a “content-type” field;
determining, by the one or more network devices, a type of content associated with the traffic, the determining including
analyzing the “content-type” field in the SIP header of the one or more SIP packets; and

outputting, by the one or more network devices and to a Serving Gateway (“SGW”), information indicating the type of content,
that was determined by analyzing the “content-type” field in the SIP header of the one or more SIP packets,

wherein the SGW notifies a Mobility Management Entity (“MME”) of the type of content,
wherein the MME determines a base station paging scheme based on the type of content that was determined by analyzing the
“content-type” field in the SIP header of the one or more SIP packets, and

wherein the MME pages the user device using the determined base station paging scheme.

US Pat. No. 9,788,070

INFORMATION PROCESSOR, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. An apparatus for providing content recommendations to a first user, the apparatus comprising:
circuitry configured to
control display of a first list that includes recommended content programs that satisfy search terms input by the user, the
recommended content programs being in a descending order according to a total recording count of each respective recommended
content program by a plurality of users, the plurality of users not including the first user; and

control display of a second list that includes alternative content programs that do not satisfy the search terms input by
the user, the alternative content programs being in a descending order according to a total recording count of each respective
alternative content program by the plurality of users.

US Pat. No. 9,787,103

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESSLY DELIVERING POWER TO ELECTRONIC DEVICES THAT ARE UNABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH A TRANSMITTER

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for wireless powering of an electronic device, comprising:
receiving, by a transmitter, an activation command via an activation button associated with the transmitter that causes the
transmitter to create a first constructive interference pattern by converging a first plurality of radio frequency (RF) power
transmission waves near a surface of the transmitter to power an electronic device that has insufficient power to communicate
with the transmitter;

transmitting, by the transmitter, the first plurality of RF power transmission waves to converge to form the first constructive
interference pattern near the surface of the transmitter; and

after the electronic device has sufficient power to communicate with the transmitter:
receiving, from the electronic device, an indication of a location of the electronic device; and
transmitting a second plurality of RF power transmission waves that converge to form a second constructive interference pattern,
distinct from the first constructive interference pattern, near the location of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,784,573

POSITIONAL DEVIATION MEASURING DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM CONTAINING A POSITIONAL DEVIATION MEASURING PROGRAM, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A positional deviation measuring device comprising:
an adjusting unit configured to adjust a refracting angle of incident light with respect to a substrate;
a detector configured to detect reflected lights from the substrate; and
a calculating unit configured to calculate positional deviation of a pattern based on patterns respectively reflected in the
reflected lights obtained from incident light generating N number of refracting angles with respect to the substrate, where
N is an integer of two or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,784,442

MECHANICAL BYPASS LIGHT UNIT

Seasonal Specialties, LLC...

1. A light unit for use in a light string, comprising:
a light bulb socket having a recess;
a bulb having a light source with lead wires and a separator;
a separate unitary switch member sized to be slideably received and slideably removable in said recess separately from said
bulb, said switch member including a support member body;

a central pair of spring terminals; and
a socket having two or more conductive terminals and adapted to receive the bulb and the switch member,
wherein the switch member is adapted to cause the pair of spring terminals to contact one another to form an electrical short
circuit across the pair of conductive terminals and the light source when the bulb is completely or partially removed from
the socket, and wherein the lead wires form an electrical connection across the conductive terminals, and the separator breaks
contact between the pair of spring terminals when the bulb is seated in the socket.

US Pat. No. 9,788,295

METHOD FOR DETERMINING ACTIVATION OF ISR CAPABILITY

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of determining whether to activate an idle mode signaling reduction (ISR) capability in a network entity for managing
mobility of a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:
obtaining information related to a proximity service of the UE;
receiving from the UE a location update request message;
determining whether to activate the ISR on the basis of ISR capability information of a network node by which the UE has been
served just previously, ISR capability information of the network entity, and information related to the proximity service
of the UE; and

transmitting a location update accept message to the UE after the determination,
wherein the determining comprises one or more of:
confirming whether both of the network entity and the network node have an ISR capability on the basis of the ISR capability
information of the network node and the ISR capability information of the network entity;

confirming whether the UE is scheduled to perform the proximity service; and
confirming whether a network-assisted discovery is scheduled to be performed,
wherein during the determining, even if it is confirmed that both of the network entity and the network node have the ISR
capability, the ISR is determined to be deactivated when it is confirmed that the UE is scheduled to perform the proximity
service and the network-assisted discovery is scheduled to be performed.

US Pat. No. 9,787,209

MODULAR THREE PHASE ON-LINE UPS

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) system, comprising:
an interconnect circuit configured to receive three-phase AC input power from a three-phase AC power source;
a first UPS subsystem coupled to the interconnect circuit and having a first single-phase AC-to-DC converter, a second single-phase
AC-to-DC converter and a first output configured to provide a first single-phase AC output power, the first UPS subsystem
configured to convert at least one phase of the three-phase AC input power into the first single-phase AC output power;

at least one second UPS subsystem coupled to the interconnect circuit and having a third single-phase AC-to-DC converter,
a fourth single-phase AC-to-DC converter and a second output configured to provide a second single-phase AC output power,
the at least one second UPS subsystem configured to convert at least one phase of the three-phase AC input power into the
second single-phase AC output power; and

a third output coupled to the first output and the second output, the third output configured to provide a combination of
the first single-phase AC output power and the second single-phase AC output power to a load,

wherein, in a first mode of operation, the interconnect circuit is configured to conduct a first phase of the three-phase
AC input power to the first UPS subsystem and a second phase of the three-phase AC input power to the at least one second
UPS subsystem, and

wherein, in a second mode of operation, the interconnect circuit is configured to disconnect the three-phase AC input power
from the first UPS subsystem and is selectively configurable to conduct each and any phase of the three-phase AC input power
to the third single-phase AC-to-DC converter and the fourth single-phase AC-to-DC converter of the at least one second UPS
subsystem.

US Pat. No. 9,786,135

RADIO APPARATUS

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A radio apparatus comprising:
a control unit configured to generate a distress signal including at least an ID code and position information of the radio
apparatus;

a power unit configured to supply power to an entire of the radio apparatus;
a distress key to be manipulated for transmission of the distress signal; and
a transmission unit configured to send the distress signal,
wherein the distress key is configured to output a distress key manipulation signal to the control unit and the power unit
in response to a manipulation of the distress key,

wherein the power unit is configured to supply power to at least the control unit and the transmission unit in response to
receiving the distress key manipulation signal in a state that a power supply to the entire of the radio apparatus is stopped,

wherein the control unit is configured to start setting up the radio apparatus and to count a time during which the control
unit continues to receive the distress key manipulation signal, in response to receiving power from the power unit, and

wherein the control unit is configured to output a power supply maintenance signal to the power unit, to generate the distress
signal, and to cause the transmission unit to send the distress signal, in response to continuous receiving the distress key
manipulation signal for a preset time or longer.

US Pat. No. 9,785,769

COUNTERING ATTACKS ON A CACHE

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. A method to counter attacks on a cache, the method comprising:
executing a plurality of virtual machines on a computing device;
designating a portion of a cache of the computing device as a secured cache area;
allocating the secured cache area to one of the plurality of virtual machines;
responsive to a request from the one of the plurality of virtual machines to store data, storing the data received from the
one of the plurality of virtual machines in the secured cache area; and

subsequent to a passage of a determined amount of time from the storage of the data in the secured cache area:
deleting the data stored in the secured cache area after the passage of the determined amount of time,
prohibiting the one of the plurality of virtual machines from using the secured cache area for a predetermined period,
in response to prohibition of the one of the plurality of virtual machines, identifying one or more unauthorized activities
performed in the designated secured cache area during the predetermined period, and

implementing a security measure on one or more of the plurality of virtual machines that performed the one or more identified
unauthorized activities.

US Pat. No. 9,785,644

DATA DEDUPLICATION

FalconStor, Inc., Melvil...

1. A method of deduplicating data of a client device including dedicated local storage, by a deduplication device separated
from the client device and the dedicated local storage of the client device by a network, the method comprising:
mounting, by the deduplication device via the network, at least a portion of the dedicated local storage of the client machine
to remotely access data to be deduplicated, the at least a portion of the dedicated local storage being designated as network
shared storage by the client machine;

viewing a directory of the mounted network shared storage of the client machine to access files of data to be deduplicated,
by the deduplication device;

remotely accessing the identified data to be deduplicated on the mounted network shared storage of the client machine, across
the network, by the deduplication device;

deduplicating the accessed data on the mounted network shared storage of the client machine, by the deduplication device,
without transferring the data to be deduplicated to the deduplication device;

storing the deduplicated data on a storage device separated from the network shared storage by the network, by the deduplication
device; and

replacing the deduplicated data in the mounted network shared storage of the client machine by at least one indicator of the
location of the deduplicated data in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,783,275

HIGH SPEED SURFACE CRAFT AND SUBMERSIBLE CRAFT

Juliet Marine Systems, In...

1. A marine vessel comprising:
at least one buoyant tubular foil; and
at least one baffle plate positioned about the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular foil so as to protrude into the
flow of water passing by the perimeter of the at least one buoyant tubular foil, whereby to create a high-pressure zone fore
of the at least one baffle plate and a low-pressure zone immediately aft of the at least one baffle plate, whereby to create
a dense stream of supercavitated water immediately aft of the at least one baffle plate.

US Pat. No. 9,782,891

TOOL TRAY SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

Invoke 3D, LLC, Moorsevi...

18. A tray, comprising:
an interior tray section configured to receive one or more items, the interior tray section at least partially surrounded
by at least one sidewall having a height;

a first ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the first ramp portion defining a sloping surface that
extends from the interior tray section to a top of the at least one sidewall;

a second ramp portion in communication with the interior tray section, the second ramp portion defining a second sloping surface
that extends from the interior tray section to the top of the at least one sidewall;

at least one tray notch defined within the at least one sidewall, the at least one tray notch configured to receive at least
part of at least one aerial bucket hook therethrough used to secure the tray to an aerial bucket or an aerial bucket liner;
and

a tool board extending from the tray;
wherein the second ramp portion is located opposite the first ramp portion or adjacent to the first ramp portion.

US Pat. No. 9,788,428

STACK STRUCTURE OF CIRCUIT BOARD

INNODISK CORPORATION, Ne...

1. A stack structure of circuit board, comprising:
a master circuit board comprising a plurality of connecting seats;
at least two slave circuit boards, each of said slave circuit boards being equipped with a connector, and defined with a plurality
of post-production process areas, wherein said stack structure is consisted of said master circuit board and said slave circuit
boards, wherein said connector of each of said slave circuit boards is disposed on one of said post-production process areas
based on a location of disposition of said corresponding connecting seat of said master circuit board, and inserted into said
corresponding connecting seat of said master circuit board, respectively;

wherein when said connector of one of said slave circuit boards must be through the other slave circuit boards in order to
insert said corresponding connecting seat of said master circuit board, the post-production process areas that are disposed
on the other slave circuit boards and impede a connection between said connector of one of said slave circuit board and said
corresponding connecting seat of said master circuit board will be cut to fabricate into hollow areas, so that said connector
of one of said slave circuit boards is capable of inserting said corresponding connecting seat of said master circuit board
through said hollow areas of the other slave circuit boards.

US Pat. No. 9,785,921

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING DECOUPLED DEBIT TRANSACTIONS

First Data Corporation, ...

1. A system, comprising:
a server; and
a point of sale (POS) device comprising
a camera;
at least one memory that stores computer-executable instructions; and
at least one processor configured to access the at least one memory, wherein the at least one processor is configured to execute
the computer-executable instructions to:

identify received user information for a first transaction provided to a graphical user interface of the POS device;
facilitate the camera to capture an image of a check for the first transaction, wherein the image comprises financial information;
generate a first transaction message comprising the user information and the image of the check;
send the first transaction message to the server;
identify an indication received from the server that user enrollment is approved in a decoupled debit program based at least
in part on the financial information of the check and user information for the first transaction, and further identify a user
identifier received from the server for a decoupled debit program account; and

facilitate presentation of the indication via the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 9,788,441

SWITCHING DEVICE

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A switching device, comprising:
a switching board including a circuit constituent having a control circuit board and a busbar arranged on one surface of the
control circuit board, and a switching element mounted on the circuit constituent;

a case member arranged to be placed on the surface of the switching board where the busbar is arranged;
a bolt arranged to penetrate through the busbar and the case member; and
a nut for fixing a fastening terminal the busbar by being threadably engaged with the bolt, a wire mounted to an end of the
fastening terminal,

wherein:
the case member includes a guide wall arranged around the bolt and configured to guide a movement of a tool for fastening
the nut to the bolt to a fastening position to the bolt and a restriction wall connected to the guide wall, the restriction
wall having a length greater than a length of the fastening terminal so as to restrict the rotation of the fastening terminal
by coming into contact with the wire; and

prevent the fastening terminal from contacting the restriction wall by placing the wire into contact with the restriction
wall.

US Pat. No. 9,787,823

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING FEATURES OF WIRELESS MOBILE DEVICES

1. A system comprising:
a plurality of wireless beacons at least one of which is carried by a wireless portable device;
a wireless transceiver of the portable device that monitors a predetermined wireless spectrum and detects a beacon from another
of the plurality of wireless beacons;

a processor of the portable device that decodes the detected beacon for an identifier including a sequence of bits;
a processor of the portable device that correlates a content of the identifier with one of a plurality of programs of the
portable device by matching the one or more bits of an identifier sequence of the one program with a content and location
of one or more bits of the identifier of the detected beacon; and

a processor of the portable device that interacts with another device that is directly physically adjacent the portable device
via the beacon carried by the portable device and via execution of the one program.

US Pat. No. 9,785,892

AUTOMATING DISPLAYS BASED ON ADMISSIONS, DISCHARGES, AND TRANSFERS

Cerner Innovation, Inc., ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer storage media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed,
facilitate a method of automating displays based on admissions, discharges, and transfers, the method comprising:
receiving an admission notification, from an admission, discharge, and transfer system, that a patient has been admitted to
a room in a healthcare facility;

automatically, based on the receiving an admission notification, retrieving an electronic medical record (EMR) for the patient
corresponding to the admission notification;

determining that a clinician is ready to view the EMR, the determining that the clinician is ready to view the EMR comprising
detecting that the clinician has viewed or edited an EMR of a previous patient within a first time period;

automatically, based on the determining that the clinician is ready to view the EMR, displaying the EMR for the patient;
notifying the clinician that the patient has been discharged or transferred;
determining that the clinician is finished with the EMR, the determining that the clinician is finished with the EMR comprising
detecting that the clinician has viewed or edited the EMR for the patient within a second time period; and

automatically, based on the determining that the clinician is finished with the EMR, closing the EMR for the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,785,479

CO-ALLOCATING A RESERVATION SPANNING DIFFERENT COMPUTE RESOURCES TYPES

III Holdings 12, LLC, Wi...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a request for resources to execute a workload within a compute environment;
identifying feasible resources within the compute environment for the request to yield a first identified feasible resource
and a second identified feasible resource;

analyzing the first identified feasible resource for a first effective speed in fulfilling the request and the second identified
feasible resource for a second effective speed in fulfilling the request;

based on the request and each identified feasible resource with the respective effective speed, determining a first completion
time for the first identified feasible resource having a first resource type and a second completion time for the second identified
feasible resource having a second resource type required to yield a determination comprising a potential completion time range
for the execution of the workload, wherein the first resource type is one of a processor, a memory, bandwidth, and a hard
drive, and the second resource type is of a different type from the first resource type;

analyzing other workload commitments already made by each identified feasible resource;
generating a co-allocation map for the first identified feasible resource and the second identified feasible resource that
can meet the request based on the potential completion time range determination and the analysis of other workload commitments;
and

allocating the first identified feasible resource and the second identified feasible resource based on the co-allocation map.

US Pat. No. 9,784,835

LASER DIODE TIMING FEEDBACK USING TRACE LOOP

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a transistor coupled to a current path and configured to change a current flow through the current path in response to an
initiating signal;

a light emitting element coupled to the transistor via the current path and configured to emit a light pulse responsive to
the change in the current flow through the current path;

a conductive loop inductively coupled to the current path such that the change in current flow through the current path induces
a voltage in the conductive loop; and

a circuit configured to detect the voltage induced in the conductive loop and to determine an emission time of the emitted
light pulse based on the detected voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,783,128

VEHICLE CAMERA DEFOGGING VENT WITH GLARE MITIGATION

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. Apparatus for use with a camera module having an imager that is adapted for mounting on the inside surface of a vehicle
window such that the imager looks out through the vehicle window, said apparatus comprising a camera mounting element having
an opening sized and positioned to permit a flow of air onto the window surface through which the imager looks and at least
one element protruding into said opening to block light reflections from below the module that might otherwise impinge on
the imager, said at least one element permitting a flow of air through said opening onto said window surface through which
said imager looks.

US Pat. No. 9,782,176

COLLAPSIBLE ANVIL HEAD AND STAPLING APPARATUS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A surgical stapling apparatus comprising:
a handle;
a surgical staple dispensing head disposed adjacent a distal end of the handle; and
an anvil assembly disposed adjacent a distal end of the surgical staple dispensing head, the anvil assembly comprising:
at least two anvil plates that are separately formed from each other;
a plunger having a proximal end, a distal end, and a central portion there between, the plunger comprising a plunger head
at the distal end of the plunger, the plunger being translatable along a y-axis, the y-axis extending from a proximal end
of the handle to a distal end of the anvil assembly, and a portion of the central portion of the plunger extends through the
surgical staple dispensing head; and

a central anvil member comprising a hinge connector portion that is pivotably connected to the plunger head at a first point
and connected to a fixed hinge at a second point, the fixed hinge being separate from the plunger head, and the central anvil
member being configured to rotate about the second point between a tilted position and a transverse position, wherein in the
tilted position, a distal surface of the central anvil member is not parallel to a transverse plane extending perpendicularly
to the y-axis and, in the transverse position, the distal surface of the central anvil member is substantially parallel to
the transverse plane,

wherein the first point is offset from the y-axis and the second point is along the y-axis, and the plunger is translatable
downwardly along the y-axis for urging the central anvil member to rotate about the second point toward the transverse position
and is translatable upwardly along the y-axis for urging the central anvil member to rotate about the second point toward
the tilted position.

US Pat. No. 9,786,955

ASSEMBLY METHODS FOR LIQUID METAL BATTERY WITH BIMETALLIC ELECTRODE

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of assembling an electrochemical cell having a housing and positive and negative current collectors, the method
comprising:
providing a binary alloy formed from an anodic metal of group IA or IIA of the periodic table of the elements and a cathodic
metal other than the anodic metal;

placing the binary alloy in a solid phase in the housing with a metalloid in a solid phase and an electrolyte in a solid phase,
the electrolyte comprising a salt of the anodic metal;

heating the binary alloy, the metalloid and the electrolyte to form two liquid layers, wherein a first layer comprises the
electrolyte, and a second layer comprises an alloy of the anodic metal, the cathodic metal and the metalloid;

contacting the negative current collector with the electrolyte and the positive current collector with the alloy; and
charging the electrochemical cell to drive the anodic metal in the alloy to the negative current collector.

US Pat. No. 9,786,680

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate, a first portion and a second portion of an upper layer portion of the semiconductor substrate being
conductive;

an insulating member provided on the semiconductor substrate, the insulating member electrically isolating the first portion
from the second portion;

a first stacked body provided in a region directly above the second portion of the semiconductor substrate, the first stacked
body including a plurality of first insulating films and a plurality of electrode films, each of the first insulating films
and each of the electrode films being stacked alternately;

a semiconductor pillar provided inside the first stacked body, the semiconductor pillar extending in a stacking direction
of the first insulating films and the electrode films;

a charge storage film provided between the semiconductor pillar and the electrode films;
a second stacked body provided in a region directly above the first portion of the semiconductor substrate, the second stacked
body including a plurality of second insulating films and a plurality of third insulating films, each of the second insulating
films and each of the third insulating films being stacked alternately;

two first conductive pillars provided inside the second stacked body, the two first conductive pillars extending in the stacking
direction, lower ends of the two first conductive pillars being connected to the first portion;

two second conductive pillars provided inside the second stacked body, the two second conductive pillars extending in the
stacking direction; and

an interconnect provided on the second stacked body and connected between one of the two first conductive pillars and one
of the two second conductive pillars,

the insulating member electrically isolating a third portion of the upper layer portion of the semiconductor substrate from
the first portion and the second portion, the third portion being conductive,

lower ends of the two second conductive pillars being connected to the third portion.