US Pat. No. 9,832,919

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT MOUNTING HEAD

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electronic circuit component mounting head comprising:
a head main body;
a raising-lowering member which is guided on the head main body as to be capable of being raised and/or lowered;
a first raising-lowering driving device which raises and/or lowers the raising-lowering member with respect to the head main
body;

a component holding tool which holds an electronic circuit component and is held by the raising-lowering member as to be capable
of being raised and/or lowered relative to the raising-lowering member;

a second raising-lowering driving device which is raised and/or lowered together with the raising-lowering member by the first
raising-lowering driving device and which raises and/or lowers the component holding tool relative to the raising-lowering
member;

a biasing device provided between the raising-lowering member and the component holding tool, the biasing device biases the
component holding tool either up or down relative to the raising-lowering member; and

a stopper provided on the raising-lowering member,
wherein the second raising-lowering driving device engages with the component holding tool against a biasing force of the
biasing device without acting via an elastic member, and in that state, the second raising-lowering driving device mounts
the electronic circuit component on a circuit substrate,

wherein the stopper defines the upper raising limit or lower lowering limit of the component holding tool based on the biasing
force of the biasing device, and

wherein the second raising-lowering driving device separates the component holding tool, which contacts the stopper due to
the biasing force of the biasing device, from the stopper against the biasing force of the biasing device, and in that state,
the second raising-lowering driving device mounts the electronic circuit component on the circuit substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,831,720

ELECTROSTATIC-COUPLING CONTACTLESS POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electrostatic-coupling contactless power supply device comprising:
a power supply electrode that is provided on a track portion, the track portion including a plurality of magnets arranged
in a line;

a high-frequency power source circuit that supplies high-frequency power to the power supply electrode;
a movable portion that moves linearly relative to the track portion, the movable portion including an armature that generates
a propulsive force against the magnets;

a power receiving electrode that is provided on the movable portion, that faces the power supply electrode so as to be spaced
apart from the power supply electrode, and that receives high-frequency power in a contactless manner; and

a power receiving circuit that converts the high-frequency power received by the power receiving electrode and supplies the
converted high-frequency power to an electrical load provided on the movable portion, the electrical load including the armature,
the power supply electrode being formed of a plurality of segment electrodes which are arranged in a line in a moving direction
of the movable portion and to which power is individually supplied from the high-frequency power source circuit,

the electrostatic-coupling contactless power supply device further comprising:
a plurality of switches that are connected between the high-frequency power source circuit and the segment electrodes, respectively,
and are opened and closed independently of one another;

a current detecting circuit that individually detects segment currents flowing in the respective segment electrodes; and
a switch controller that controls the switches on the basis of at least one of a magnitude and an increase/decrease state
of each of the segment currents changing with the movement of the movable portion so that only a part of the plurality of
switches are closed.

US Pat. No. 9,832,915

PRESSURE LOCKING BOARD LEVEL SHIELD ASSEMBLIES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A board level shield (BLS) assembly for electromagnetic interference mitigation comprising a fence and a lid, wherein:
the lid comprises a planar surface of material having sidewalls descending from the planar surface to form an interior region,
and the lid is complementary in shape to the fence such that the lid is attachable to the fence such that the sidewalls of
the lid at least partially cover a perimeter of the fence;

the lid further comprises at least one interior tab positioned towards the interior region of the lid away from the sidewalls
of the lid by a distance substantially equal to a thickness of the fence;

the lid and fence together include a latching mechanism for attachment of the lid to the fence; and
the fence further includes at least one inward protrusion positioned such that, when the lid is attached to the fence via
the latching mechanism, the at least one inward protrusion of the fence pushes the at least one interior tab of the lid at
least slightly towards the interior region of the lid;
wherein:
the lid comprises a frame and a cover;
the frame comprises a perimeter rim extending inwardly from a top of the frame;
the perimeter rim includes inner edges that define an open top of the frame; and
the cover comprises a substantially horizontal portion of material affixed to the perimeter rim to cover the open top of the
frame.

US Pat. No. 9,829,119

MONOLITHIC THERMOPLASTIC P-CLAMP WITH CUSHION AND LOCKING MECHANISM

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A device for securing at least one element comprising:
an elongated plastic body having a curved body portion with a first end and a second end opposite the first end;
a first complementary tab assembly at the first end of said elongated plastic body, said first complementary tab assembly
having a platform projecting outward from the first end of said elongated plastic body and having a transverse front surface,
a latch projecting outward from the front surface of said platform, and a first hole extending transversely through said platform;
and

a second complementary tab assembly at the second end of said elongated plastic body, said second complementary tab assembly
having a depression forming a front wall and a bottom, a notch located in the front wall, and a second hole extending transversely
through the bottom of said depression;

wherein the latch of the first complementary tab assembly is received in and locks with the notch of the second complementary
tab assembly, whereby the first hole is aligned with the second hole.

US Pat. No. 9,828,110

SYSTEM FOR RECOVERING AND CONVERTING KINETIC ENERGY AND POTENTIAL ENERGY AS ELECTRICAL ENERGY FOR AN AIRCRAFT

Labinal Power Systems, B...

1. An electrical energy generator system for an aircraft, wherein the system comprises:
a shell having the shape of a wing tip tank, wherein the shell comprises a front portion, a body, and a rear portion;
at least one turbine housed in the front portion of the shell; and
an electrical energy generator connected to the at least one turbine, wherein the electrical energy generator is configured
to generate electrical energy,

wherein the front portion of the shell includes flaps that are movable between an open position in which the at least one
turbine is exposed to the air stream outside the shell, and a closed position in which the at least one turbine is masked
inside the shell, and

wherein the flaps are movably fastened between a nose of the shell and the body of the shell, wherein the flaps are hingedly
fastened to the nose, the flaps being lowered inside and/or into the shell in the open position, and the flaps being held
in alignment with the body of the shell in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 9,829,809

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ATTACHING A MASK TO A MASK HOLDER

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A system for coupling a mask to a mask holder that comprises a mask holder base and a mask holder cover, the system comprising:
a base;
an aperture that is shaped and sized to facilitate a passage of a mask and the mask holder cover through the aperture;
mask holder cover supporting elements that are arranged to move between an upper holder cover position and a lower holder
cover position while supporting the mask holder cover;

mask supporting elements that are arranged to move between an upper mask position and a lower mask position while supporting
the mask;

mask holder base supporting elements that are arranged to support the mask holder base without preventing the passage of the
mask through the aperture; and

an electrical tester arranged to test conductivity between the mask, the mask holder base and the mask holder cover;
wherein when the mask holder cover supporting elements are at the upper holder cover position and the mask supporting elements
are at the upper mask position the mask holder cover, the mask and the base are spaced apart from each other and the mask
holder cover is positioned above the mask and the mask holder base;

wherein when the mask holder cover supporting elements are at the lower holder cover position and the mask supporting elements
are at the lower mask position, the mask holder cover, the mask and the base are connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,828,360

PYRROLIDINYL UREA, THIOUREA, GUANIDINE AND CYANOGUANIDINE COMPOUNDS AS TRKA KINASE INHIBITORS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or stereoisomers, tautomers, or pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein:
Ring B and the NH—C(?X)—NH moiety are in the trans configuration;
Ra, Rb, Rc and Rd are independently selected from H and (1-3C)alkyl,

or Rc and Rd are independently selected from H and (1-3C)alkyl, and Ra and Rb together with the atom to which they are attached form a cyclopropyl ring;

X is O, S, NH or N—CN;
R1 is (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (trifluoromethoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-3C sulfanyl)(1-6C)alkyl, monofluoro(1-6C)alkyl, difluoro(1-6C)alkyl,
trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, tetrafluoro(2-6C)alkyl, pentafluro(2-6C)alkyl, cyano(1-6C)alkyl, aminocarbonyl(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl,
dihydroxy(2-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkyl, (1-3Calkylamino)(1-3C)alkyl, (1-4C alkoxycarbonyl)(1-6C)alkyl, amino(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-3C
alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, di(1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxytrifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, (1-4C alkoxycarbonyl)(1-3C
alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, or hydroxycarbonyl (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl;

R2 is H, F, or OH;

Ring B is Ar1 or hetAr1;

Ar1 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from halogen, CF3, CF3O—, (1-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-4C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkyl and CN;

hetAr1 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, S and O, and optionally substituted
with one or more groups independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl, halogen, OH, CF3, NH2 and hydroxy(1-2C)alkyl;

Ring C is selected from formulas C-1 through C-13:

R3 is H, NH2, CN, halogen, (1-3C)alkyl wherein said (1-3C)alkyl is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 fluoros, H2NC(?O)—, (1-3Calkyl)NHC(?O)—, di(1-3Calkyl)NHC(?O)—, hydroxy(1-3C)alkyl, CH3OCH2CH2, (3-4C)cycloalkyl or (1-3C)alkoxy;

R3a is H, (1-3C)alkyl, CF3CH2CH2, HCF2CH2CH2, H2FCCH2CH2, CF3CH2, HOCH2CH2, MeOCH2CH2, or (3-4C)cycloalkyl;

R4 is H, OH, (1-6C)alkyl wherein said (1-6C)alkyl is optionally substituted with 1-5 fluoros, cyano(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl,
dihydroxy(2-6C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, amino(1-6C)alkyl, aminocarbonyl(1-6C)alkyl, (1-3C)alkylsulfonamido(1-6C)alkyl,
sulfamido(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxycarbonyl (1-6C)alkyl, hetAr3 (1-6C)alkyl, Ar3 (1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy wherein said (1-6C)alkoxy is optionally substituted with 1-5 fluoros, cyano(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-6C)alkoxy,
dihydroxy(2-6C)alkoxy, amino(2-6C)alkoxy, hydroxyl-carbonyl(1-6C)alkoxy, hetCyc2(1-6C)alkoxy, hetAr3(1-6C)alkoxy, Ar3(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-4C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-3C alkylsulfonyl)(1-6C)alkoxy, (3-6C)cycloalkyl wherein said (3-6C)cycloalkyl
is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from F, OH, (1-6C alkyl), (1-6C) alkoxy, and (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl,
hetAr4, hetAr4—O—, Ar4, hetCyc2(O)CH2—, (1-4C alkoxycarbonyl)(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxycarbonyl(1-6C)alkoxy, aminocarbonyl(1-6C)alkoxy, hetCyc2C(?O)(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkoxy, hydroxytrifluoro(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylsulfonamido(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-3C)alkylamido(1-6C)alkoxy,
di(1-3C alkyl)amino-carboxy, hetCyc2C(?O)O—, hydroxydifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, (1-4C alkylcarboxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxycarbonyl, hydroxylcarbonyl, aminocarbonyl,
(1-3C alkoxy)aminocarbonyl, hetCyc3, halogen, CN, trifluoromethylsulfonyl, N-(1-3C alkyl)oxadiazolonyl, or hetAr5;

R4a is H, (1-6C)alkyl, CF3CH2CH2, HCF2CH2CH2, H2FCCH2CH2, CF3CH2, cyano(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, dihydroxy(2-6C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, amino(1-6C)alkyl, aminocarbonyl(1-6C)alkyl,
(1-3C)alkyl sulfonamido(1-6C)alkyl, sulfamido(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxycarbonyl(1-6C)alkyl, hetAr3(1-6C)alkyl, Ar3(1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl wherein said (3-6C)cycloalkyl is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from F,
OH, (1-6C alkyl), (1-6C) alkoxy, and (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, hetAr4, Ar4, hydroxydifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, (1-4C alkylcarboxy)(1-6C)alkyl, hetCyc3, N-(1-3C alkyl)oxadiazolonyl, or hetAr5;

hetCyc2 is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted
with 1-2 groups independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl, (1-4C alkylcarboxy)(1-6C)alkyl, and (1-6C)acyl;

hetCyc3 is a 4-7 membered heterocycle having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted with
one or more substituents independently selected from F, CN, (1-6C)alkyl, trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl,
(1-6C)acyl-, (1-6C)alkyl sulfonyl, trifluoromethylsulfonyl and (1-4C alkoxy)carbonyl;

hetAr3 is a 5-membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring atoms independently selected from N, O and S and optionally substituted with
(1-6C)alkyl;

Ar3 is phenyl optionally substituted with (1-4C)alkoxy;

hetAr4 is independently a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, S and O and optionally
substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl wherein said (1-6C)alkyl is optionally substituted
with 1-3 fluoros, halogen, CN, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C cycloalkyl)CH2— (3-6C cycloalkyl)C(?O)—, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, (1-6C)alkylsulfonyl, NH2, (1-6C alkyl)amino, di(1-6C alkyl)amino, (1-3C trifluoroalkoxy), fluoro(1-6C alkyl)amino, difluoro(1-6C alkyl)amino, trifluoro(1-6C
alkyl)amino, and (3-4C cycloalkyl)amino;

hetAr5 is a group selected from the structures:


where Rz is (3-4C)cycloalkyl or (1-3C)alkyl wherein said alkyl is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros, wherein each of said hetAr5 groups is optionally further substituted with one or more groups independently selected from F and (1-3C)alkyl optionally
substituted with 1-3 fluoros;

Ar4 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from (1-6C)alkyl, halogen, CN, CF3, CF3O—, (1-6C)alkoxy, (1-6Calkyl)OC(?O)—, aminocarbonyl, (1-6C)alkylthio, hydroxy(1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C alkyl)SO2—, HOC(?O)— and (1-3C alkoxy)(1-3C alkyl)OC(?O)—;

R5 is H, (1-6C)alkyl wherein said (1-6C)alkyl is optionally substituted with 1-5 fluoros, halogen, CN, (1-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-4C)alkyl,
(1-3C alkoxy)(1-4C)alkyl, (1-4C alkyl)OC(?O)—, (1-6C)alkylthio, (3-4C)cycloalkyl, amino, aminocarbonyl, trifluoro(1-3C alkyl)amido,
or phenyl wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting
of halogen, (1-6C)alkyl and (1-6C)alkoxy;

R5a is H, (1-6C)alkyl, CF3CH2CH2, HCF2CH2CH2, H2FCCH2CH2, CF3CH2, hydroxy(1-4C)alkyl, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-4C)alkyl, (3-4C)cycloalkyl, or phenyl wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted
with one or more groups independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, (1-6C)alkyl and (1-6C)alkoxy;

R7 is (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, or phenyl wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently
selected from the group consisting of halogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, (3-4C)cycloalkyl, amino, aminocarbonyl, and trifluoro(1-3C)alkylamido;

R8a and R8b are independently H, halogen, CN, NH2, (1-6C)alkyl wherein said (1-6C)alkyl is optionally substituted with 1-5 fluoros, (1-6C)alkoxy, (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl,
(1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkoxy, (1-6C alkyl)sulfonyl, (3-6C cycloalkyl)sulfonyl, (3-4C)cycloalkyl, amino, (1-6Calkyl)NH—, phenyl
wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted with (1-6C alkyl)SO2—, or hetAr4, wherein only one of R8a and R8b can be phenyl optionally substituted with (1-6C alkyl)SO2—, or hetAr4;

R9 is H, (1-6C)alkyl, CF3CH2—, CF3CH2CH2—, (1-3Calkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl or (3-4C)cycloalkyl; and

R10 is (3-6C)cycloalkyl or phenyl wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected
from the group consisting of halogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkoxy, (3-4C)cycloalkyl, amino, aminocarbonyl and trifluoro(1-3C
alkyl)amido.

US Pat. No. 9,832,895

DISPLAY DEVICE

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

7. A display device comprising
an assembly including:
a stand placed on an installation plane, and
a display section supported by the stand, the display section including:
a display; and
a weight object provided adjacent to a back face side of the display, the stand having a contact portion in contact with the
installation plane,

wherein, when viewed from a side of the display device, a footprint of the contact portion is within a footprint of the display
section.

US Pat. No. 9,832,497

MARKER-BASED INTER-DESTINATION MEDIA SYNCHRONIZATION

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for enabling inter-destination synchronization of processing of content of at least a first media stream and a
second media stream, wherein one or more content sources transmit said first media stream and said second media stream as
marked streams associated with one or more markers for marking one or more content parts of said first media stream and said
second media stream respectively, said method comprising:
using a first marker to detect a first marked content part of said first media stream and using a second marker to detect
a second marked content part of said second media stream, said first and second marked content part being associated with
the first and second marker respectively;

responsive to the detection using the first marker, associating first timing information, comprising a first clock time, with
said detected first marked content part and, responsive to the detection using the second marker, associating second timing
information, comprising a second clock time, with said detected second marked content part;

determining a timing difference on the basis of said first and second timing information; and
generating, on the basis of said timing difference, synchronization information, said synchronization information enabling
at least one of a first device or a second device, comprising a first synchronization client or a second synchronization client
respectively, to adjust the processing of content of at least one of said first media stream or said second media stream respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,832,437

COLOR SEQUENTIAL DISPLAY

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A system, comprising:
a light source having a red light source, a green light source, and a blue light source;
a display having at least one pixel corresponding to image data formed from light generated from a red channel for the red
light source, a green channel for the green light source, and a blue channel for the blue light source; and

a controller that controls operation of the light source and the display to display the at least one pixel, the controller
modifying the red channel to create a reduced red channel, modifying the green channel to create a reduced green channel,
and modifying the blue channel to create a reduced blue channel, wherein the controller forms a white channel from portions
removed from the red channel, the green channel, and the blue channel, such that the at least one pixel is formed by sequential
presentation in any order of the white channel, the reduced red channel, the reduced green channel, and the reduced blue channel.

US Pat. No. 9,831,473

ENCAPSULATION LAYER THICKNESS REGULATION IN LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method of operating a system to form a permanent encapsulation layer of an electronic light emitting device to be formed
from a substrate, the method comprising:
obtaining at least one value representing a desired thickness of the permanent encapsulation layer, each value of the at least
one value corresponding to a respective surface area of the substrate;

for each value of the at least one value, using a printer to print droplets of the liquid onto the substrate in a manner so
as to deposit a volume per unit area of the liquid onto the respective portion of the substrate, the volume per unit area
varying dependent on the value, wherein using the printer is further performed within a chamber that holds a controlled atmosphere;

permitting the droplets, once deposited, to coalesce and form a continuous liquid coat;
curing the continuous liquid coat to form the permanent encapsulation layer;
wherein permitting and curing are also performed within a controlled atmosphere, and the liquid is not exposed to an uncontrolled
atmosphere between the using of the printer to print and the curing; and

wherein using the printer to print droplets comprises varying at least one of density of the droplets per unit area or volume
of the droplets so as to vary the volume per unit area in dependence on the at least one value, so as to produce the desired
thickness.

US Pat. No. 9,830,909

USER CONFIGURABLE SPEECH COMMANDS

Kopin Corporation, Westb...

1. A computer system comprising:
a head mounted display comprising a microdisplay and a microphone;
a remote host device, comprising:
a processor remotely coupled to the microdisplay and the microphone; and
a speech recognition engine executed by the processor and responsive to user utterances into the microphone, the speech recognition
engine configured to (i) cause an action to be performed upon recognition of a preset speech command, (ii) support user-configurable
speech commands, and (iii) present the preset speech command and an associated field to a user of the head mounted display,
the associated field presented for entry of a substitute speech command.

US Pat. No. 9,828,991

VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT VANE PUMP

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A variable displacement vane pump, comprising:
a pump housing;
a drive shaft supported rotatably on the pump housing;
a rotor provided in the pump housing, the rotor being configured to be driven to rotate by the drive shaft and including a
plurality of slots in a circumferential direction;

a plurality of vanes provided so as to appear from and disappear into the slots;
a cam ring provided movably within the pump housing, the cam ring being formed into an annular shape and defining a plurality
of pump chambers on an inner circumferential side together with the rotor and the vanes;

a suction port formed in the pump housing, the suction port opening to a suction area of the plurality of pump chambers, in
which area a displacement is increased as the rotor rotates;

a discharge port formed in the pump housing, the discharge port opening to a discharge area of the plurality of pump chambers,
in which area a displacement is reduced as the rotor rotates;

a control valve provided in the pump housing and configured to control an eccentricity of the cam ring relative to the rotor;
and

a notch portion which is a flow passageway provided to extend from an initiating end of the discharge port towards a terminating
end of the suction port, the notch portion being formed so that a sectional area of the flow passageway is smaller than a
sectional area of the discharge port at the initiating end thereof and that a length of the flow passageway in a circumferential
direction is 1.5 pitches or larger,

wherein the flow passageway is defined by at least one wall of the notch portion,
wherein the terminating end of the suction port is a point where a vane in the suction area last overlaps the suction port,
the initiating end of the discharge port is a point where a vane departed from the suction area first overlaps the discharge
port, the circumferential direction is a rotating direction of the drive shaft, and one pitch is a distance defined in the
circumferential direction between adjacent vanes of the plurality of vanes.

US Pat. No. 9,827,103

FASTENING CERAMIC COMPONENTS

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A firm connection of a ceramic component to a further component, comprising the ceramic component which is connected to
a first connecting element as well as the further component with a second connecting element, wherein the connection takes
place exclusively between the first and the second connecting element, bypassing the ceramic component;
wherein the first connecting element comprises a sleeve; and
wherein the second connecting element comprises a metal base plate having a cylindrical projection which fits into the sleeve
by positive engagement.

US Pat. No. 9,832,917

ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE ABSORBING SHEET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

AMOSENSE CO., LTD., Cheo...

1. An electromagnetic wave absorbing sheet comprising:
at least one layer thin-film magnetic sheet which is broken and separated into a plurality of broken pieces having gaps between
the broken pieces by a flake-processing, the broken pieces having a size of no larger than 3 mm;

a protective film that is adhered on one surface of the thin-film magnetic sheet, wherein the protective film includes a first
adhesive layer provided on the one surface of the thin-film magnetic sheet, and a portion of the first adhesive layer is filled
into the gaps; and

a double-sided tape that is adhered on the other surface of the thin-film magnetic sheet, wherein the double-sided tape includes
a second adhesive layer provided on the other surface of the thin-film magnetic sheet, and a portion of the second adhesive
layer is filled into the gaps,

wherein the thin-film magnetic sheet has an imaginary part permeability component of not less than 50 at 300 MHz.

US Pat. No. 9,831,588

HIGH-FREQUENCY ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. An electrical connector comprising a plurality of conductive elements disposed in a column, wherein:
each of the plurality of conductive elements comprises at least one beam having at least one contact region;
the plurality of conductive elements comprises a plurality of first conductive elements, the plurality of first conductive
elements being arranged in a plurality of pairs of first conductive elements, each of the first conductive elements having
a first width;

the plurality of conductive elements further comprises a plurality of second conductive elements, wherein each of the second
conductive elements has a second width greater than the first width, and is disposed between adjacent pairs of the plurality
of pairs of first conductive elements; and

each of the second conductive elements comprises a plurality of beams, wherein:
the plurality of beams comprises at least two longer beams and at least one shorter beam,
the shorter beam is disposed separate from the two longer beams,
each of the two longer beams and the shorter beam comprises a contact region facing a first direction,
distal portions of the two longer beams are independently movable, and
the plurality of beams are positioned such that when the electrical connector is mated to a mating electrical connector and
the second conductive element makes contact with a corresponding conductive element in the mating connector, the shorter beam
terminates a stub of the corresponding conductive element comprising a wipe region provided on the corresponding conductive
element for the two longer beams.

US Pat. No. 9,830,579

METHODS FOR PROVIDING NOTIFICATIONS FOR FOLLOW-UP ACTIONS IN RESPONSE TO EVENTS DETECTED BY AN AUTOMATION SYSTEM, AND SYSTEMS AND DEVICES RELATED THERETO

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for communicating dealer-specific procedures to a user of an automation system, comprising:
in a home automation system comprising one or more automation components communicatively linked to a control panel, detecting
an event in the home automation system;

upon detecting the event, automatically accessing from a data store containing a plurality of dealer-specific procedures comprising
at least a first procedure specific to the event and set up by a first dealer associated with the home automation system and
a second procedure specific to the event and set up by a second dealer associated with the home automation system and different
from the first dealer, one or more of the first procedure and the second procedure, the accessed procedure(s) being selectively
enabled, and the first dealer and the second dealer being different from a monitoring service of the automation system and
an end consumer of the automation system; and

executing at least a portion of the accessed procedure(s) specific to the event,
wherein executing the at least a portion of the accessed procedure(s) comprises in response to the event, automating the at
least a portion of the accessed procedure(s) specific to the event.

US Pat. No. 9,830,269

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING PREDICTIVE CACHE STATISTICS IN A STORAGE SYSTEM

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:
tracking a first amount of data written to simulated cache blocks of a cache system using cache metadata while performing
a workload having a plurality of storage operations during a sample period, wherein the cache metadata is segmented, each
segment corresponding to a different one of a plurality of cache sizes for each of a plurality of cache devices;

extrapolating, from the first amount of data tracked for each segment of the cache metadata, a respective second amount of
data to be written for each segment within a duration;

determining a number of write operations supported by each of the plurality of cache devices for the duration in which the
second amount of data is to be written;

determining a minimum cache size for each of the plurality of cache devices to write the respective second amount of data
for each segment, based on the number of write operations supported by that cache device and a desired life cycle for that
cache device; and

selecting at least one of the plurality of cache devices for performing storage operations within the cache system, based
at least in part on the minimum cache size determined for each cache device.

US Pat. No. 9,829,576

CLUTTER SUPPRESSING DEVICE AND RADAR APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A clutter suppressing device for suppressing echo data of reflection waves caused by radar transmission signals reflecting
on a static object, each of the radar transmission signals transmitted at a predetermined azimuth from a radar antenna at
a predetermined time interval, the clutter suppressing device comprising:
an echo data memory configured to sequentially store a plurality of echo data of reflection waves caused by the radar transmission
signals reflecting on objects;

a filter configured to select, from the plurality of echo data stored in the echo data memory, a data row in the azimuth direction
for a predetermined distance, and suppress, in the data row, echo data of a target object moving at a speed within a predetermined
range; and

a suppression echo data output unit configured to output suppression echo data containing the echo data suppressed by the
filter, wherein

the predetermined range of the speed at which the target object moves includes zero speed, and
the filter includes:
a suppression echo data memory configured to store the suppression echo data outputted from the suppression echo data output
unit;

a first weighting module configured to weight each data of the data row in the azimuth direction for the predetermined distance
selected from the plurality of echo data stored in the echo data memory, and obtain a first sum value of the weighted data;

a second weighting module configured to select, from the suppression echo data stored in the suppression echo data memory,
a data row in the azimuth direction for the predetermined distance, weight each data of the data row, and obtain a second
sum value of the weighted data; and

a difference calculating module configured to obtain a difference between the first and second sum values, and cause the suppression
echo data output unit to output the difference as the suppression echo data.

US Pat. No. 9,832,857

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMBINED THERMAL AND ELECTRICAL ENERGY TRANSFER

CelLink Corporation, Men...

1. An interconnect circuit comprising:
an electro-thermal conductor comprising a thermal conductor portion and a first electrical conductor portion,
wherein the thermal conductor portion is electrically isolated from the first electrical conductor portion by a gap defining
a boundary of the first electrical conductor portion,

wherein the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion have an identical composition and each of
the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion comprises a base sublayer and a surface sublayer
having a different composition than the base sublayer,

wherein the base sublayer comprises aluminum, and
wherein the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion have an identical thickness;
a first insulator adhered to the surface sublayer of the thermal conductor portion and to the first electrical conductor portion,
wherein the first insulator supports the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion relative to
each other and maintains the gap between the thermal conductor portion and the first electrical conductor portion;

a thermally conductive adhesive adhered to the electro-thermal conductor such that the electro-thermal conductor is disposed
between the thermally conductive adhesive and the first insulator; and

a heat sink adhered to the thermally conductive adhesive such that the thermally conductive adhesive is disposed between the
heat sink and the electro-thermal conductor, wherein the heat sink is thermally coupled to the electro-thermal conductor by
the thermally conductive adhesive.

US Pat. No. 9,832,561

DETACHABLE AUDIO SYSTEM FOR HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A detachable audio system coupleable to a strap, comprising:
a first mounting plate assembly having a first plate portion attachable to the strap, first and second electrical contacts
connected to the first plate portion and spaced apart from each other, and a first threaded attachment member connected to
the first plate portion and spaced apart from the first and second electrical contacts;

a second mounting plate assembly having a second plate portion removably connectable to the first mounting plate assembly
with at least a portion of the strap therebetween, a second threaded attachment member projecting from the second plate portion
and being configured to threadably mate with the first threaded attachment member to mechanically hold the first and second
mounting plate assemblies together on the strap, first and second electrical connectors connected to the second plate portion
and positioned to engage the first and second electrical contacts when the first and second threaded attachment members are
in threaded engagement;

a speaker assembly coupled to the second mounting plate assembly, wherein the speaker assembly and the second mounting plate
assembly are detachable from the strap as a unit.

US Pat. No. 9,832,532

INTERACTIVE SAVE AND PURCHASE OF CONTENT AND PRODUCTS

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A system for presenting an offer to procure an asset to a consumer, the system comprising:
an application server for generating an advertisement overlay comprising information about the offer and an actionable interface
element;

a transmission server for providing separate interfaces to a set-top box, to a client computer, and to a WAP-enabled device,
wherein the separate interfaces are provided respectively by:

(i) a video delivery server for providing video content to the set-top box, the video content comprising a primary video stream
covering substantially all of a viewable display area, the advertisement overlay being displayed within the viewable display
area and over the primary video stream,

(ii) a web server for providing content and web-based advertisements to the client computer via a web browser, and
(iii) the WAP-enabled device for providing wireless content via a wireless network;
a transaction server for detecting selection of the actionable interface element, by the set-top box via a cable network;
user interaction with the WAP-enabled device via the wireless network; and user interaction with the web-based advertisements,
by the client computer, via the Internet and, in response thereto, generating, using the application server, a content bookmark
identifying the offer and the consumer, such that the content bookmark may be subsequently recalled to complete a transaction
at a later time by the consumer:

on the set-top box via the cable network, if the transaction server detected an initiation of the transaction through at least
one of user interaction with the web-based advertisements by the client computer via the Internet and user interaction with
the WAP-enabled device via the wireless network;

on the WAP-enabled device via the wireless network, if the transaction server detected an initiation of the transaction through
at least one of user interaction with the web-based advertisements by the client computer via the Internet and selection of
the actionable interface element by the set-top box via the cable network; and

on the client computer via the Internet, if the transaction server detected an initiation of the transaction through at least
one of selection of the actionable interface element by the set-top box via the cable network and user interaction with the
WAP-enabled device via the wireless network,

such that the set-top box, WAP-enable device, and the client computer can be used interchangeably by the consumer; and
a data storage server for storing a plurality of content bookmarks that identify recallable content for future viewing and
purchase, wherein the data storage server is remote from the set-top box, from the WAP-enabled device, and from the web browser
of the client computer and avoids storing content on the set-top box, the WAP-enabled device, and within the web browser.

US Pat. No. 9,831,103

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF INTERPOSED SUBSTRATE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of an interposed substrate comprising:
forming a metal-stacked layer, wherein the metal-stacked layer comprises a first metal layer, an etching stop layer and a
second metal layer, the etching stop layer is disposed between the first metal layer and the second metal layer, and a thickness
of the second metal layer is greater than a thickness of the first metal layer;

forming a patterned conductor layer on the first metal layer, wherein the patterned conductor layer exposes a portion of the
first metal layer;

forming a plurality of conductive pillars on the patterned conductor layer, wherein the conductive pillars are separated from
each other and stacked on a portion of the patterned conductor layer;

forming an insulating material layer on the metal-stacked layer, the insulating material layer having an upper surface and
a lower surface opposite to each other, wherein the insulating material layer covers the portion of the first metal layer
and encapsulates the conductive pillars and the other portion of the patterned conductor layer;

forming a dielectric layer on the insulating material layer, wherein the dielectric layer covers the upper surface of the
insulating material layer and a top surface of each conductive pillar; and

removing the metal-stacked layer to expose the lower surface of the insulating material layer and a bottom surface of the
patterned conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,829,307

SILICON BASED PRESSURE AND ACCELERATION OPTICAL INTERFEROMETRIC SENSORS WITH HOUSING ASSEMBLY

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A sensor assembly, comprising:
a sensor diaphragm configured to deflect responsive to an applied stimulus;
a first Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) having a first optical cavity, defined by a gap, in communication with
at least a portion of the sensor diaphragm, the first EFPI is configured to interact with light received at the first EFPI
to produce a combined measurement light signal and a first common-mode light signal, the measurement light signal corresponding
to the applied stimulus;

a second EFPI having a second optical cavity in communication with a cavity that extends partially through a supporting structure,
the second EFPI is configured to interact with light received at the second EFPI to produce a second common mode light signal;

a sensing optical fiber in communication with the first EFPI;
a reference optical fiber in communication with the second EFPI; and
a glass header configured to support the sensing optical fiber and the reference optical fiber.
US Pat. No. 9,828,564

NON-AQUEOUS LUBRICANT AND FUEL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING FATTY ACID ESTERS OF HYDROXY-CARBOXYLIC ACIDS, AND USES THEREOF

Castrol Limited, Reading...

1. A non-aqueous lubricant composition comprising a major amount of an oil of lubricating viscosity and a minor amount of
at least one compound, each compound being an oil-soluble long chain fatty acid ester of a mono- or di-hydroxy carboxylic
acid selected from citric acid, malic acid and tartaric acid, wherein:
(i) when the compound is an oil-soluble long chain fatty acid ester of a mono-hydroxy carboxylic acid,
the compound includes a long chain fatty acyl moiety substituted at the hydroxy group of the mono-hydroxy carboxylic acid,
the long-chain fatty acyl moiety having 8 to 22 carbon atoms, and

each carboxylate of the mono-hydroxy carboxylic acid independently is a lower alkyl carboxylate ester, each lower alkyl carboxylate
ester having an alkyl moiety which independently has 1 to 3 carbon atoms;

(ii) when the compound is an oil-soluble long chain fatty acid mono-ester of a di-hydroxy carboxylic acid,
the compound includes a long chain fatty acyl moiety substituted at the hydroxy groups of the di-hydroxy carboxylic acid,
the long-chain fatty acyl moiety having 8 to 22 carbon atoms, and

each carboxylate of the di-hydroxy carboxylic acid independently is a lower alkyl carboxylate ester, each lower alkyl carboxylate
ester having an alkyl moiety which independently has 1 to 3 carbon atoms; and

(iii) when the compound is an oil-soluble long chain fatty acid di-ester of a di-hydroxy carboxylic acid,
the compound includes two long chain fatty acyl moieties, each substituted at one of the hydroxy groups of the di-hydroxy
carboxylic acid, each long-chain fatty acyl moiety independently having 8 to 22 carbon atoms, and

each carboxylate of the di-hydroxy carboxylic acid independently is a lower alkyl carboxylate ester, each lower alkyl carboxylate
ester having an alkyl moiety which independently has 1 to 3 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,832,873

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A circuit board structure, comprising:
an inner circuit structure, comprising a core layer having an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to each other, a
first patterned circuit layer disposed on the upper surface, a second patterned circuit layer disposed on the lower surface,
and a conductive through hole connecting the first patterned circuit layer and the second patterned circuit layer; and

a first build-up circuit structure, disposed on the upper surface of the core layer and covering the first patterned circuit
layer, wherein the first build-up circuit structure at least has a cavity and an inner dielectric layer, the cavity exposes
a portion of the inner dielectric layer, and the inner dielectric layer directly covers the upper surface of the core layer
and the first patterned circuit layer, the inner dielectric layer has a first portion with a first thickness, and a second
portion with a second thickness exposed by the cavity, wherein the second thickness is thinner than the first thickness, the
inner dielectric layer has an opening connecting the cavity and exposing a portion of the first patterned circuit layer, a
hole diameter of the opening is smaller than a hole diameter of the cavity, and a top surface of the first patterned circuit
layer exposed by the opening is not higher than an inner surface of the inner dielectric layer exposed by the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,832,847

SYSTEM FOR DECREASING ENERGY USAGE OF A TRANSPARENT LCD DISPLAY CASE

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An apparatus for controlling a backlight comprising:
a display case comprising a housing and an access panel, the access panel comprising front and rear glass panels;
a transparent display and associated backlight positioned between the front and rear glass panels;
an access panel sensor positioned to determine whether the access panel is open or closed; and
a controller electrically connected to the backlight and access panel sensor, where the controller measures the amount of
time that has passed since the access panel was closed and drives the backlight at one or more non-zero percentages of its
normal operating level based upon the amount of time that has passed since the access panel was closed.

US Pat. No. 9,831,348

THIN FILM TRANSISTOR WITH IMPROVED CARRIER MOBILTY

HannStar Display (Nanjing...

1. A thin film transistor (TFT), comprising:
a gate electrode disposed on a substrate;
a first gate dielectric layer disposed on the gate electrode and the substrate and directly contacting the gate electrode,
wherein a ratio of a number of silicon-hydrogen bonds to a number of nitrogen-hydrogen bonds of the first gate dielectric
layer is substantially between 0.2 and 1.0;

a second gate dielectric layer disposed on the first gate dielectric layer, wherein a ratio of the number of silicon-hydrogen
bonds to the number of nitrogen-hydrogen bonds of the second gate dielectric layer is substantially between 0.01 and 0.2;

a channel layer disposed on and directly contacting the second gate dielectric layer; and
a source electrode and a drain electrode, wherein the source electrode and the drain electrode are disposed at two opposite
sides of the channel layer, and a gap exists between the source electrode and the drain electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,828,539

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS WITH LOW SECANT MODULUS OF ELASTICITY AND HIGH THERMAL CONDUCTIVITY

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermal interface material comprising a matrix or base resin loaded with thermally-conductive filler, wherein the thermal
interface material has a thermal conductivity of at least 6 Watts per meter per Kelvin and a secant modulus of elasticity
of no more than 620 kilopascals (kPa) at 50% strain for 1.5 millimeter (mm) initial thickness material, and wherein:
the thermally-conductive filler comprises alumina and aluminum, and the matrix or base resin is loaded with the alumina and
aluminum such that the thermal interface material includes at least 90 weight % of the alumina and aluminum; and

the matrix or base resin comprises: a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS); or silicone polymer with platinum catalyst and silicone
polymer with SiH crosslinking oligomer; or a process oil.

US Pat. No. 9,831,305

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate;
a first conductive type first well region;
a second conductive type epitaxial layer disposed over the substrate, the first conductive type first well region being disposed
in the substrate and the second conductive type epitaxial layer;

a second conductive type first buried layer and a second conductive type second buried layer disposed in the substrate and
the second conductive type epitaxial layer, wherein the second conductive type first buried layer and the second conductive
type second buried layer are disposed at opposite sides of the first conductive type first well region, respectively, wherein
the first conductive type is different from the second conductive type;

a first conductive type second well region disposed in the second conductive type epitaxial layer and being in direct contact
with the first conductive type first well region;

a second conductive type third buried layer disposed in the first conductive type first well region and/or the first conductive
type second well region;

a second conductive type doped region disposed in the first conductive type second well region;
a gate structure disposed over a top surface of the second conductive type epitaxial layer;
a drain contact plug electrically connected to either the first conductive type second well region or the second conductive
type doped region; and

a source contact plug electrically connected to the other of the first conductive type second well region or the second conductive
type doped region.

US Pat. No. 9,831,005

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF STORING AND/OR TRANSFERRING HIGH LEVEL RADIOACTIVE WASTE

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A module for storing high level radioactive waste, the module comprising:
an outer shell having a hermetically closed bottom end;
an inner shell forming a cavity configured for storing a hermetically-sealed canister containing high-level nuclear waste,
the inner shell positioned inside the outer shell so as to form a space between the inner shell and the outer shell;

at least one divider extending from a top of the inner shell to a bottom of the inner shell, the at least one divider creating
a plurality of inlet passageways through the space, each inlet passageway connecting to a bottom portion of the cavity;

a plurality of cylindrical inlet ducts arranged around a peripheral flange affixed to the outer shell, each inlet duct penetrating
the flange and fluidly connecting at least one of the inlet passageways to ambient atmosphere, each inlet duct comprising
an inlet duct cover affixed over a surrounding cylindrical inlet wall extending upwards from the peripheral flange, the inlet
wall being peripherally perforated with a plurality of perforations; and

a removable lid positioned atop the inner shell, the lid having at least one outlet passageway connecting the cavity and the
ambient atmosphere, wherein the lid and a top of the inner shell are respectively configured to form a hermetic seal at a
top of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,830,503

OBJECT DETECTION IN VIDEOS

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for selectively applying multiple object detection algorithms, the method being executed
by one or more processors and comprising:
receiving, by the one or more processors, a video feed of a scene;
selecting, by the one or more processors, a first portion of the video feed and a second portion of the video feed based on
a probability of an object being present in the first portion of the video feed compared to a probability of the object being
present in the second portion of the video feed, wherein the first portion of the video feed is a first region of the scene
in a series of frames and the second portion of the video feed is a second region of the scene in the series of frames;

determining, by the one or more processors, a budget of available computing resources;
selecting, by the one or more processors, a size of the first region and a size of the second region based on the budget of
available computing resources;

processing, by the one or more processors, a first portion of the video feed using a first detection algorithm to detect the
object in the first portion of the video feed; and

processing, by the one or more processors, a second portion of the video feed using a second detection algorithm to detect
the object in the second portion of the video feed,

wherein the first detection algorithm is different from the second detection algorithm.

US Pat. No. 9,828,151

SECURING MECHANISM

Kitagawa Industries Co., ...

1. A securing mechanism formed integrally with a main body and configured to be able to be secured, together with the main
body, to a mounting surface, the securing mechanism comprising:
a supporting column;
an elastic piece; and
a plurality of locking pieces,
wherein the supporting column projects from a portion formed continuously with the main body in one direction, and the supporting
column is insertable into a hole formed in the mounting surface from a tip end of the supporting column in a direction of
a projection of the supporting column,

wherein, in the supporting column, a plurality of ribs is provided in at least an area formed continuously with the main body,
wherein the elastic piece is provided at a position that abuts the mounting surface on an inlet side of the hole when the
supporting column is inserted into the hole, and, upon the abutment on the mounting surface, the elastic piece is configured
to be elastically deformed so as to exert a force on the supporting column in a direction of extracting the supporting column
from the hole,

wherein, when the supporting column is inserted into the hole, at least one of the plurality of locking pieces is configured
to be caught by or brought into pressure-contact with an outlet-side peripheral portion of the hole or an inner surface area
of the hole, thereby exerting a force on the supporting column in a direction of inhibiting the extraction of the supporting
column from the hole,

wherein the plurality of locking pieces extend such that each of the plurality of locking pieces extends from an outer surface
of the supporting column in a direction forming an obtuse angle with respect to a direction of insertion of the supporting
column,

wherein each of the plurality of locking pieces has a shape corresponding to a part of a cylindrical body that expands from
one end toward another end in a shape of a circular truncated cone, and the plurality of locking pieces are disposed at positions
at which a center of the cylindrical body coincides with a center of the supporting column,

wherein the plurality of locking pieces form a plurality of arrays extending in the direction of the projection of the supporting
column,

wherein respective locking pieces of the plurality of locking pieces included in each array of the plurality of arrays are
aligned to be spaced apart from one another in the direction of the projection of the supporting column,

wherein the plurality of arrays comprise a first array and a second array, positions of the locking pieces included in the
first array being displaced from positions of corresponding locking pieces included in the second array in the direction of
the projection of the supporting column;

wherein the plurality of ribs are coupled to the supporting column and the elastic piece,
wherein at least one of the plurality of ribs is disposed between the plurality of arrays, and
wherein at least one of the plurality of ribs is provided such that at least a part thereof is gradually tapered, from a portion
where the supporting column and the main body are continuously formed towards a tip end portion of the at least one of the
plurality of ribs.

US Pat. No. 9,827,374

RE-USEABLE INJECTOR DEVICE FOR SYRINGE

TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUS...

1. An injector device comprising:
(a) an injector body including a front assembly and a rear assembly that cooperate to define an interior, the front assembly
including a forward housing, a syringe carrier that is movable relative to the forward housing between a rearward position
and a forward position, a first damper disposed at a rearward-facing surface of the forward housing, a second damper disposed
at a rear of the syringe carrier, and a compression spring biasing the syringe carrier to the rearward position, the first
and second dampers being formed of resilient material, wherein the syringe carrier engages the first damper when in the forward
position and the syringe carrier is spaced from the first damper when in the rearward position;

(b) a syringe configured to be coupled to the syringe carrier for movement therewith, the syringe including an ampoule, a
needle, and a plunger, the needle extending from a first end of the ampoule, and the plunger extending from a second end of
the ampoule, at least a portion of the ampoule engaging the second damper, wherein at least part of the needle protrudes from
a front of the injector body when the syringe carrier is in the forward position and wherein the injector body includes a
depth adjuster that changes a length of the needle that extends from the injector body; and

(c) an injection assembly disposed within the interior of the injector body, the injection assembly being configured to dispense
the medicament formulation held by the syringe, the injection assembly including a ram driven by a constant force spring,
wherein releasing the constant force spring drives the syringe carrier from the rearward position to the forward position
until the syringe carrier engages the first damper and wherein the constant force spring drives the plunger within the ampoule
of the syringe after the syringe carrier is in the forward position; wherein the first and second dampers cooperate to inhibit
breaking of the ampoule during movement of the syringe carrier and movement of the plunger.

US Pat. No. 9,832,879

SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. An article, comprising:
a flexible electronic component; and
a flexible support structure at least partially slidably coupled to the flexible electronic component, the flexible support
structure and the flexible electronic component being slidable relative to one another when the article is moved between a
substantially flat position and a curved position, such that the article can have a bending range that is within a bending
range of the flexible electronic component itself and complies with bending range requirements of the article,

wherein the flexible support structure includes a first flexible support structure portion made of a first material and a
second flexible support structure portion made of a second material which is more flexible than the first material, wherein
the second flexible support structure portion defines a cavity and a slot which is spatially separate from the cavity along
the cavity, the first flexible support structure portion being disposed in the slot and the flexible electronic component
being disposed in the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,832,674

CLOUD CONTROLLER FOR SELF-OPTIMIZED NETWORKS

BENU NETWORKS, INC., Bil...

1. In a management system implemented in a cloud computing environment, a method for automatically managing a plurality of
Wi-Fi access points in a network, comprising:
receiving, by the management system including memory and a processor configured to execute instructions stored in the memory,
information from each of the plurality of Wi-Fi access points in the network;

analyzing, by the management system, the received information from each Wi-Fi access point to determine at least one operation
condition of at least one Wi-Fi access point, wherein the at least one Wi-Fi access point includes a first service set identifier
(SSID) and a second SSID, wherein the first SSID is associated with a first number of devices, and wherein the second SSID
is associated with a second number of devices;

determining, by the management system, at least one new operation setting for the at least one Wi-Fi access point based on
the analyzed information, wherein the at least one new operation setting identifies a third number of devices that are associated
with the first SSID and a fourth number of devices that are associated with the second SSID, wherein the third number is different
from the first number, and wherein the fourth number is different from the second number;

configuring, by the management system, the at least one Wi-Fi access point based on the at least one new operation setting,
whereby the at least one Wi-Fi access point is remotely configured by the management system;

detecting inoperative Wi-Fi access points in the network;
generating Wi-Fi access points neighbor maps based on location of each of the inoperative Wi-Fi access points in the network;
and

adjusting behavior of a neighboring operational access point based on the inoperative Wi-Fi access points.

US Pat. No. 9,832,631

PUBLIC SAFETY SYSTEM

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method, comprising:
transmitting, by a first public safety user equipment (PS UE), synchronization information for a discoverable second PS UE;
and

receiving, at the first PS UE, at least one proximity announcement (PA) in accordance with the synchronization information,
wherein the synchronization information comprises an indication of freshness of the synchronization information indicating
an elapsed time since a last contact with and update of PS server clock timing information of the first PS UE with a PS server,
when at least one of the first PS UE and the second PS UE are out of network coverage and have lost synchronization with the
PS server and the first PS UE and the second PS UE are within a predetermined distance of each other.

US Pat. No. 9,831,167

COMPOUND CARRIER BOARD STRUCTURE OF FLIP-CHIP CHIP-SCALE PACKAGE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A manufacturing method of the compound carrier board structure of Flip-Chip Chip-Scale Package, comprising:
providing a carrier board with a thickness less than 150 um, having a plurality of first and second contact points at an upper
surface thereof, the second contact points being located around the first contact points;

providing an anisotropic conductive film onto the upper surface of the carrier board, wherein the anisotropic conductive film
having a plurality of conductive particles distributed therein at mutually spaced positions, and portions of the anisotropic
conductive film being compressed is conductive while the other portions being uncompressed remains non-conductive;

providing a baseplate, having a plurality of electrical conductive bodies passing therethrough and an opening the baseplate
at the center of the baseplate, forming a plurality of surrounding walls within the opening, the electrical conductive bodies
having upper and lower ends respectively exposed at an upper surface and lower surface of the baseplate and electrically connected
to lower surfaces of a plurality of first electrode pads and upper surfaces of a plurality of second electrode pads;

pressing the baseplate against the anisotropic conductive film with the lower surfaces of the second electrode pads aligned
with the second contact points respectively, to allow the anisotropic conductive film having portions compressed between the
second electrode points of the carrier board and the second electrode pads of the baseplate, and the surrounding walls of
the opening arranged around the first contact points;

providing at least one die having an active surface and a corresponding non-active surface;
pressing the die into the opening of the baseplate and against the anisotropic conductive film with the dumps aligned with
the first contact points respectively, to allow the anisotropic conductive film having portions compressed between the first
electrode point of the carrier board and the dumps of the die; and

providing a sealant material filled in a gap between the surrounding walls of the opening and the die at a height lower than
the die to fixedly place the die within the opening and to leave the non-active surface exposed.

US Pat. No. 9,830,762

COIN PROCESSING METHODS

Cummins-Allison Corp., M...

1. A method of operating a coin processing machine configured to receive and process a batch of a plurality of coins and deposit
at least some of the coins into a coin receptacle sleeve, the sleeve comprising a generally rigid and elongated tubular body
having an interior cavity for receiving and holding processed coins from the coin processing machine, the tubular body being
oriented generally vertically and having an upper opening through which coins are received from the coin processing machine
and having a lower opening, the sleeve having a bag height level positioned below a full coin height level, the sleeve having
a non-rigid coin bag disposed thereabout and over the lower opening of the sleeve, the coin bag having an opening at a top
of the coin bag, the top of the coin bag being positioned around sleeve adjacent the bag height level, the full coin height
level being located above the top of the coin bag, the method comprising the coin processing machine:
depositing a plurality of the coins from the coin processing machine through the upper opening and into the coin sleeve until
a top level of coins within the sleeve is adjacent to the top of the coin bag; and

continuing to deposit additional coins through the upper opening and into the sleeve until a top level of coins within the
sleeve is adjacent the full coin height level and above the top of the coin bag.

US Pat. No. 9,829,120

CABLE MANAGEMENT CLIP ASSEMBLIES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A cable management device comprising:
a plurality of cable clips each configured to receive and hold one or more cables; and
a connector bar non-removably coupled to each of the plurality of cable clips;
wherein each of the plurality of cable clips are coupled to the connector bar by a standoff;
wherein the plurality of cable clips are held at fixed, unique positions with respect to one another along a length of the
connector bar;

wherein each of the plurality of cable clips comprises a first leg having a first end and a second end substantially opposing
the first end, and a second leg having a first end and a second end substantially opposing the first end;

wherein the connector bar comprises a flexible material such that the plurality of cable clips are movable with respect to
one another; and

wherein the second end of the first leg and the second end of the second leg are movable with respect to one another between
at least a first position in which the second end of the first leg is spaced apart from the second end of the second leg by
a gap and a second position in which the second end of the first leg overlaps and interlocks with the second end of the second
leg.

US Pat. No. 9,827,046

FRAME FOR FIXATION OF EQUIPMENT TO THE HEAD OF A PATIENT DURING NEUROLOGICAL DIAGNOSIS, STEREOTACTIC IMAGING, THERAPY OR SURGERY

ELEKTA AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. A frame for fixation of equipment to the head of a patient during neurological diagnosis, stereotactic imaging, therapy
or surgery, said frame being adapted to enclose the head of the patient, said frame comprising:
a number of mounting slots arranged in said frame, said mounting slots being adapted to receive a number of fixation pins
adapted to fixate said frame to a bone in said head;

two anterior longitudinal posts and two posterior longitudinal posts, extending along a longitudinal axis A;
an anterior portion, adapted to be arranged at the anterior side of the head, said anterior portion interconnecting said two
anterior longitudinal posts; and

a posterior portion, adapted to be arranged at the posterior side of the head, said posterior portion interconnecting said
two posterior longitudinal posts,

wherein said anterior longitudinal posts and said posterior longitudinal posts are interconnected with two lateral portions,
adapted to extend one on each side of said head, and wherein said lateral portions are axially offset, along said longitudinal
axis A, with respect to said anterior and posterior portion,

wherein said anterior portion is adapted to extend superior of eyes of the patient and said lateral portions are adapted to
be arranged inferior of ears of the patient, and

wherein each one of said anterior and posterior longitudinal posts comprises a superior end and an inferior end, wherein said
anterior portion is interconnecting said superior ends of said anterior longitudinal posts.

US Pat. No. 9,826,714

TRACKING SENSOR

Garrity Power Services LL...

1. A tracking tag configured to be attached to an object or animal, such tracking tag comprising:
a power module that comprises an energy storage element;
a low-power long-range transmitter which consumes nearly no quiescent current when it is not transmitting or receiving information;
a microcontroller comprising a sleep-mode module which allows nearly no quiescent current to be drawn when the microcontroller
is in a sleep-mode, said microcontroller configured to communicate with said low-power long-range transmitter, said microcontroller
further configured to enter into the sleep-mode for a long period of time following a short period of time sending data to
the low-power long-range transmitter, wherein said short period of sending data is equal to or less than one-twentieth of
said long period of time.

US Pat. No. 9,832,518

SYNCHRONIZATION OF PROCESSING MEDIA STREAMS BY ONE OR MORE MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICES

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A method for enabling synchronization of processing of data units associated with a primary media stream and of one or
more secondary media streams by at least one media processing device, the processing being based on a common content timeline
of the primary and the one or more secondary media streams, the method being carried out by one or more processors of the
at least one media processing device, the method comprising:
selecting a primary media stream that is broadcasted by a broadcast source in a network, the primary media stream being associated
with at least one secondary media stream;

in response to selecting the primary media stream, receiving at the at least one media processing device data units transmitted
in the primary media stream via the network by the broadcast source;

transmitting to at least one cache server a cache request including cache timing information associated with a time difference
between the processing of at least one data unit of the primary media stream that is associated with a time instance on the
common content timeline and the processing of at least one data unit of the at least one secondary media stream that is associated
with a time instance on the common content timeline that corresponds to the time instance of the at least one data unit of
the primary stream; and

at the at least one media processing device, receiving from the at least one cache server one or more cache data units selected
by the at least one cache server on the basis of the cache timing information, wherein at least part of the cache data units
correspond to particular data units of the primary media stream, and wherein the particular data units were already broadcasted
by the broadcast source at the time the primary media stream was selected by the at least one media processing device,

wherein processing data units of the primary media stream comprises carrying out at least one processing step for transforming
the data units of the primary media stream into a signal for display,

and wherein processing data units of the secondary media stream comprises carrying out at least one processing step for transforming
the data units of the secondary media stream into a signal for display.

US Pat. No. 9,832,137

PROVISIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING ENVIRONMENT USING A MAP REDUCE PROCESS

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. A provisioning system for a distributed computing environment, the provisioning system comprising:
a map reduce framework stored in at least one memory and executed on at least one processor of each of a plurality of computing
nodes comprising one or more resources, the plurality of computing nodes comprising the distributed computing environment,
the map reduce framework comprising:

a splitter process to receive a task associated with a distributed application to be deployed on the distributed computing
environment, and select which of the resources are to be provisioned for executing the distributed application;

a mapper process to convert at least one abstract address included in the task to an absolute address, and execute the task
for provisioning the selected resources; and

a reduce process to consolidate results of the executed task.

US Pat. No. 9,831,605

HIGH SPEED ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
a leadframe assembly comprising an electrically insulative leadframe housing having a housing body;
a plurality of electrical signal contacts supported by the leadframe housing and arranged in respective differential signal
pairs, wherein immediately adjacent differential signal pairs of the electrical signal contacts are separated from each other
so as to define respective gaps therebetween, and each of the plurality of electrical signal contacts define a single, deflectable
beam having a surface that defines a bent shape; and

an electrically conductive ground plate attached to the leadframe housing, the ground plate including a ground plate body,
ground mating ends that extend from the ground plate body, ground mounting ends that extend from the ground plate body, and
a plurality of ribs that each extend from an exterior surface of the ground plate body into respective ones of the gaps,

wherein the single deflectable beam is configured to mate with a complementary deflectable beam of a mating connector, wherein
the complementary deflectable beam is a mirror image of the single deflectable beam.

US Pat. No. 9,831,046

COVER FOR CONNECTING ENERGY STORAGE ASSEMBLIES

BLUE SOLUTIONS, Ergue Ga...

1. A cover intended to cap a tubular element of a first electrical energy storage assembly, the cover comprising a covering
wall and at least one side wall essentially normal to the covering wall, wherein the cover comprises an electrically conductive
radial tongue arranged on said at least one side wall, said tongue extending radially on its entire length from said side
wall, said radial tongue having a contact face located at a free end of the radial tongue, essentially normal to the covering
wall and of a concave shape, said contact face being intended to come into contact and to match with the cover or a tubular
element of a second adjacent storage assembly to connect the two storage assemblies electrically together.

US Pat. No. 9,829,189

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE MODULE AND DISPLAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A LED module, comprising:
a LED lamp, a heat radiator, and a PCB, the LED lamp comprising a LED main body, and a heat conducting block and a pin configured
on the main body, the heat conducting block being mounted on the bottom surface of the LED main body towards the PCB, the
pin having a free end passing through the PCB, and electrically connecting a bonding pad of the PCB, the heat radiator being
clamped between the heat conducting block and the PCB, the heat conducting block resisting against the heat radiator.

US Pat. No. 9,827,510

HYDRODYNAMIC SEPARATOR

CONTECH ENGINEERED SOLUTI...

1. A separator unit, comprising:
a tank defining an internal volume and having an inlet and an outlet;
an insert within the tank and separating the tank into an upper chamber and a lower chamber, the insert including a weir at
an upper side of the insert to define an intake area for receiving an influent liquid, a first opening through the insert
in the intake area for delivering liquid down into the lower chamber and a second opening through the insert on an opposite
side of the weir for delivering liquid from the lower chamber back up into the upper chamber;

wherein the first opening is of arcuate shape;
an upflow pipe extending downward from the second opening into the lower chamber, a bottom of the upflow pipe covered, and
a slot opening in a sidewall of the upflow pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,827,557

NAPHTHA REFORMING PROCESS

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A naphtha reforming process for obtaining reformed naphtha comprising contacting naphtha with a catalyst, said catalyst
comprising a chloride free zeolite coated alumina support impregnated with 0.01 wt % to 0.5 wt % active metal and 0.01 wt
% to 0.5 wt % promoter metal, wherein the thickness of the zeolite coating on the alumina support ranges from 100 ?m to 200
?m, which results in formation of reformed products of naphtha and ethylbenzene formed in-situ.

US Pat. No. 9,832,888

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A method of manufacturing a circuit board, comprising:
providing a substrate with double-side copper layers, wherein the substrate comprises a base layer, a first copper layer and
a second copper layer, the first copper layer and the second copper layer are formed on opposite surfaces of the base layer;

opening a through hole on the substrate, wherein the through hole comprises a first hole and a second hole communicating with
the first hole, the first hole penetrates through the base layer and the second hole penetrates through the first copper layer;
forming a wire layer by copper plating, wherein the wire layer comprises a first portion filled in the through hole and a
second portion formed on the first portion extending in a direction facing away from the base layer, the wire layer is electrically
conductive between the first copper layer and the second copper layer through the first portion; wherein the manufacturing
method of forming the wire layer is further comprising the steps of:
applying a first photosensitive film and a second photosensitive film on the opposite surfaces of the substrate, the first
photosensitive film covers the first copper layer and the open end of the through hole, the second photosensitive film covers
the second copper layer;

forming a mask pattern on the first and second photosensitive films after exposing and developing the first and second photosensitive
films, the mask pattern comprises an opening which corresponds to the open end of the through hole, the aperture diameter
of the opening is less than the aperture diameter of the through hole;
forming a wire layer corresponding to the mask pattern by copper plating, the second portion is filled in the opening; and
removing the first and second photosensitive films; and
removing the first copper layer and the second copper layer which are not covered with the wire layer by using a quick etching
treatment so as to respectively form a first wire pattern layer and a second wire pattern layer, and the first portion which
is flush with the first copper layer and not cover with the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,832,252

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR THIRD PARTY AUTHENTICATION IN COMMUNICATION SERVICES

Genband US LLC, Frisco, ...

1. A method performed by a service node in a communication network, the method comprising:
with the service node, receiving a request from a first user at a first device to set up a communication session with a second
user at a second device;

with the service node, in response to the request, sending a message to the first device, the message directing the first
device to authenticate the first user with a third party authentication service, the message including a list of third party
authentication services associated with nodes in the communication network other than the service node;

with the service node, receiving from the first device, a response that indicates a selected third party authentication service
from the list of third party authentication services;

with the service node, in response to the response, establishing a shared secret with the selected third party authentication
service, wherein the first user and first device do not have knowledge of the shared secret;

with the service node, receiving from the first device an authentication result corresponding to the first user, the authentication
result including the shared secret;

with the service node, verifying the authentication result using information from the selected third party authentication
service; and

with the service node, in response to verifying the authentication result, establishing the communication session on behalf
of the first user.

US Pat. No. 9,831,578

BOARD CONNECTING CONNECTOR

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A board connecting connector for connecting a board and a terminal, comprising:
a board retaining portion for retaining the board; and
a terminal retaining portion for retaining the terminal,
wherein said board retaining portion is configured to fit into the terminal retaining portion in a fitting direction so that
a terminal portion formed on the board contacts with a contact portion of the terminal at a first location of the board retaining
portion when the board retaining portion is fitted into the terminal retaining portion,

said board retaining portion includes a fitting fixing portion for fitting and fixing the board,
said fitting fixing portion has a first height slightly smaller than a thickness of the board in a thickness direction of
the board perpendicular to the fitting direction so that the board is tightly fitted to the fitting fixing portion,

said board retaining portion includes a board supporting portion for supporting the board, and
said board supporting portion has a second height greater than the first height in the thickness direction perpendicular to
the fitting direction so that the board is loosely retained in the board supporting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,831,281

ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS FOR PHOTODIODE ARRAYS AND READOUT INTERFACE CIRCUITS IN FOCAL PLANE ARRAY ASSEMBLIES

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A focal plane array assembly, comprising:
a readout integrated circuit (ROIC) having a contact array surface;
a photodiode array (PDA) having a contact array surface facing the ROIC contact array surface;
an anisotropic conductive film (ACF) directly contacting the PDA contact array surface and the ROIC contact array surface,
wherein the ACF includes conductive bodies that interconnect the PDA with the ROIC and adhesive that mechanically couples
the PDA to the ROIC.

US Pat. No. 9,830,827

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DYNAMIC AIRCRAFT TRAJECTORY MANAGEMENT

SMARTSKY NETWORKS LLC, C...

1. A computer implemented method for predicting the capacity of an airspace comprising:
A) upon entry of an aircraft into an airspace, acquiring and storing in computer memory data describing a first trajectory
representing the aircraft, the trajectory comprising a plurality of control point values and a moment buffer;

B) periodically re-calculating trajectory;
C) identifying conflicts between the first trajectory and another trajectory or the first trajectory and an obstacle in real
time or near real time;

D) applying momentum to at least the first trajectory; and
E) in response to identifying the conflicts, generating optimal choices for resolution of the conflicts to be provided to
a pilot or flight controller,

wherein the data describing the trajectory for the aircraft comprises a multi-dimensional data structure stored in a computer
memory representing three spatial dimensions and two time dimensions.

US Pat. No. 9,829,864

ELECTROMECHANICAL OR DIGITAL WATCH INCLUDING A DIAL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUCH A DIAL

ETA SA MANUFACTURE HORLOG...

1. An electromechanical or digital watch, comprising:
a middle part that delimits with a glass a watch case, the glass including an upper surface oriented upwardly and a lower
surface oriented towards the watch case;

a dial made of an electrically non-conductive material, the dial including a lower surface and an upper surface located opposite
the watch case,

wherein electrically conductive paths for the connection of one or more electronic components are structured on at least one
of the lower surface and the upper surface of the dial; and

a flange configured to ensure, via the electrically conductive paths, electrical connection between an electronic device arranged
on the lower surface of the glass and the one or more electronic components,

wherein the flange supports the lower surface of the dial.

US Pat. No. 9,829,155

CRYOGENIC LIQUID TANK

AeroVironment, Inc., Sim...

1. A storage tank configured to store a cryogenic liquid, the storage tank being characterized by a gravitational bottom and
a gravitational top, comprising:
a lateral wall that defines and substantially surrounds a fluid storage space, the lateral wall forming an inner shell characterized
by a direct-lateral-contact surface area that is configured to be in direct lateral contact with the cryogenic liquid, wherein
the direct-lateral-contact surface area of the inner shell is laterally surrounded by an insulator characterized by a thermal
conductivity that is different near the gravitational top of the direct-lateral-contact surface area than it is near the gravitational
bottom of the direct-lateral-contact surface area.

US Pat. No. 9,828,897

MIXER FOR A VEHICLE EXHAUST SYSTEM

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. A mixer for use with a vehicle exhaust system, the mixer comprising
an annular side wall that extends circumferentially around and axially along a central axis of the mixer to define an internal
region of the mixer,

an upstream baffle including an upstream helical portion that extends circumferentially about the central axis and an axially
extending inlet wall that extends between and interconnects an upstream end and a downstream end of the upstream helical portion,
the axially extending inlet wall formed to include a primary inlet opening arranged to receive exhaust gases moving into the
internal region during use of the mixer in a vehicle exhaust system, the primary inlet opening being radially spaced apart
from the central axis to induce swirling motion of the exhaust gases about the central axis during use of the mixer,

a downstream baffle including a downstream helical portion that extends circumferentially about the central axis and an axially
extending outlet wall formed to include a primary outlet opening arranged to discharge the exhaust gases moving out of the
internal region during use of the mixer, and the primary outlet opening is spaced apart circumferentially from the primary
inlet opening so that the exhaust gases travel circumferentially about the central axis between the primary inlet opening
and the primary outlet opening to increase mixing of the exhaust gases conducted through the mixer during use of the mixer,
and

a manifold located within the internal region of the mixer and positioned axially between the upstream baffle and the downstream
baffle and the manifold is adapted to mount a doser to the mixer.

US Pat. No. 9,828,792

ACTUATING UNIT FOR AUTOMOTIVE APPLICATIONS

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. An actuating unit for motor vehicle door locks, comprising: a drive having an output shaft, and a linear actuator which
can be pressurised by the drive, wherein
the drive and the linear actuator are arranged at a right angle, to one another,
the drive and the linear actuator are jointly accommodated in a housing and the drive is supported via a pair of bearing points,
the pair of bearing points includes a first bearing point provided on a first end of the output shaft and a second bearing
point provided on a second end of the output shaft opposite from the first end, each bearing point being a unitary component
made of a same material comprising a central portion and a plurality of strip ribs made of the same material, the central
portion defining an inner bearing surface for rotation of the output shaft and the plurality of strip ribs extends radially
outward from the central portion and are deformed in the housing relative to the central portion during installation of the
drive, the strip ribs being parallel to a central axis of the drive; and
the drive has a resilient bearing seat as a further bearing point for the drive in addition to the pair of bearing points.

US Pat. No. 9,831,416

PIEZOELECTRIC MEMBER THAT ACHIEVES HIGH SOUND SPEED, ACOUSTIC WAVE APPARATUS, AND PIEZOELECTRIC MEMBER MANUFACTURING METHOD

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A piezoelectric member comprising:
a silicon-containing substrate; and
a piezoelectric layer disposed on the silicon-containing substrate; wherein
at least a surface layer of the piezoelectric layer on a side opposite to the silicon-containing substrate is made of BxAl1-xN, wherein 0
a portion of the piezoelectric layer made of BxAl1-xN contains a wurtzite-type crystal of BxAl1-xN, and

the portion of the piezoelectric layer made of BxAl1-xN is C-axis oriented so that a (0001) plane is parallel to a surface of the silicon-containing substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,830,555

COMPUTATION USING A NETWORK OF OPTICAL PARAMETRIC OSCILLATORS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A computational machine, comprising:
an optical device configured to receive energy from an optical energy source and generate a number N1 of optical signals, N1 is 2 or greater; and

a number N2 of coupling devices, each of which controllably couples a plurality of the number N1 of optical signals, N2 is 1 or greater;

wherein the coupling devices are individually controlled to simulate a computational problem.

US Pat. No. 9,829,002

PUMP SYSTEM FOR HIGH PRESSURE APPLICATION

TUCSON EMBEDDED SYSTEMS, ...

1. A pump system for high pressure applications, comprising:
a turbo-shaft engine having a drive shaft; and
a first centrifugal pump coupled to the drive shaft, wherein the first centrifugal pump further comprises:
a split impeller having a first portion and a second portion;
a housing formed to include a volute, wherein the first portion of the split impeller is situated in the volute; and
a removable cap, wherein the second portion of the split impeller is covered by the removable cap.

US Pat. No. 9,828,250

METHOD OF PREVENTING POLYSILICON FROM BEING CONTAMINATED WITH METALS

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A member to be contacted with polysilicon arranged at a position where the polysilicon comes into contact therewith, wherein:
said member to be contacted with the polysilicon is a chute, a hopper, or a crusher bed arranged in a course of up to introducing
the polysilicon right after it is produced into a step of producing single crystals of silicon,

wherein said member to be contacted with the polysilicon comprises a metal substrate and a resin cover provided on said metal
substrate,

said resin cover comprises two kinds of resin sheets in a state of being overlapped one upon the other on said metal substrate,
a surface of a resin sheet positioned on an upper surface comes into contact with the polysilicon,
the two kinds of resin sheets are detachably attached to the metal substrate by resin bolts;
the two kinds of resin sheets have flexibilities different from each other, wherein a resin sheet having a higher flexibility
is arranged on a lower side, and a sheet having a lower flexibility is arranged on an upper side where the polysilicon comes
into contact therewith,

the two kinds of resin sheets have color tones different from each other; and the resin sheet having the higher flexibility,
and which is arranged on the lower side, is closely attached to an entire surface of the metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,827,751

ROTATIONALLY DRIVING MECHANISM AND FILM LABEL ATTACHING APPARATUS USING THE MECHANISM

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A rotationally driving mechanism comprising:
a movable driven member that is coupled to a rotational shaft and is movable in a direction orthogonal to the rotational shaft;
and

a driving member, wherein the driven member includes a tapered portion in which a driven mechanism is disposed, wherein
the driving member is fixedly disposed along a movement direction of the driven member,
the driving member includes an inclined portion which faces the tapered portion and in which a transmission mechanism is disposed,
the transmission mechanism is disposed to face a predetermined position of the driven mechanism in a rotational shaft direction,
in accordance with a rotation speed required for a predetermined position of the driven member, and

a position where the transmission mechanism of the driving member faces the driven mechanism of the driven member continuously
changes along the movement direction of the driven member.

US Pat. No. 9,827,324

INHALANT FORMULATION CONTAINING SULFOALKYL ETHER CYCLODEXTRIN AND CORTICOSTEROID

Cydex Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of treating a disease or disorder of the airways in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering via pulmonary
inhalation to the subject an aqueous liquid formulation comprising an aqueous liquid carrier, a sulfoalkyl ether cyclodextrin
(SAE-CD), and a dose of corticosteroid dissolved therein, wherein
i. the SAE-CD has the structure:

wherein:
each R is independently —H or —(CH2)4SO3Na;

wherein the average degree of substitution of —(CH2)4SO3Na is 6.0 to 7.1 per cyclodextrin molecule;

ii. the corticosteroid is budesonide; and
iii. the formulation provides an enhanced pharmacokinetic profile over a suspension based formulation administered under similar
conditions, wherein the molar ratio of SAE-CD to corticosteroid is greater than 10:1, and wherein more than 50 % by weight
of the corticosteroid is complexed with the SAE-CD.

US Pat. No. 9,827,553

ALUMINA-BASED FIBROUS MASS, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND USE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A process for producing the alumina-based fibrous mass having a chemical composition comprising an Al2O3 in an amount of 70 weight % or more and less than 90 weight % and having a total pore volume of 0.0055 mL/g or less, comprising:
(I) a step in which an inorganic fiber source and a spinning aid are mixed together and concentrated under a reduced pressure
to obtain a viscous spinning dope, (II) a step in which the spinning dope is extruded through fine holes into the air and
dried to obtain a precursor, and (III) a step in which the precursor is burned, in this order, wherein,
the step of burning the precursor in said step (III) comprises
a degreasing step in which the burning is performed to 800° C. at a burning rate of 3° C./min or lower while performing evacuation
at a rate of 0.1 to 3 Nm3/h per kg of the precursor, and

a crystallization step in which after the degreasing step, the inorganic fiber source is burned and crystallized.
US Pat. No. 9,827,312

METHOD FOR CARRYING THERAPEUTIC SUBSTANCES INTO CELLS

MAGFORCE AG, Berlin (DE)...

1. A method for increasing the activity of an anti-cancer drug comprising the steps of administering to a patient in need
thereof a pharmaceutical composition comprising magnetic nanoparticles having an affinity to degenerated cells, at least one
pharmaceutical composition comprising an anticancer drug and at least one pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, excipient and/or
solvent, wherein the magnetic nanoparticles have a positive surface charge, and comprise a coating of polycondensed aminosilane,
wherein the pharmaceutical compositions comprising the magnetic nanoparticles and the at least one anti-cancer drug are administered
separately, wherein the magnetic nanoparticles and the at least one anti-cancer drug are present at the same time in the patient,
and wherein the increase in activity of the anti-cancer drug occurs without hyperthermia.

US Pat. No. 9,832,428

FAST MEASUREMENT OF DROPLET PARAMETERS IN INDUSTRIAL PRINTING SYSTEM

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A modular system for use in measuring a parameter associated with droplet ejection by nozzles of a printhead in a printing
system, the modular system comprising:
a chassis for the modular system, the chassis defining a top surface and a window in the top surface;
a film having a first side and a second side, the second side to be supported by the top surface, the first side to be positioned
proximate to the printhead at a portion of the film between the printhead and the window, so as to provide a substrate to
receive ink droplets from the nozzles;

an image capture subsystem mounted by the chassis, the image capture subsystem positioned so as to capture a first image through
the second side of the film and through the window, the first image representing a first plurality of the ink droplets received
from a first set of respective nozzles of the printhead, the image capture subsystem to generate an output signal to convey
the captured image representing the first plurality of the ink droplets to an image processing system; and

a mechanism mounted by the chassis to advance the film relative to the chassis, so as to position a fresh portion of the film
for an ensuing image capture process in which a second plurality of droplets are received on the first side of the film from
a second set of the nozzles of the printhead, the advancement of the film not requiring repositioning of either the printhead
or the image capture subsystem, the capture of the second plurality of the droplets not requiring repositioning of the image
capture subsystem relative to the chassis;

wherein the printer system is to transport said modular system as a unit relative to the printhead in order to capture said
first image and said ensuing image.

US Pat. No. 9,829,707

MEASURING CONTENT BRIGHTNESS IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A method, comprising:
measuring a brightness of a portion of content displayed in a head-worn display with a sensor in a light trap proximate the
head-worn display; and

adjusting the brightness of the displayed content based on the measured brightness as compared with a pre-determined display
brightness setting,

wherein the brightness of the portion of content is measured by capturing light reflected from a user's eye.

US Pat. No. 9,831,800

SELF-BALANCED MODULATION AND MAGNETIC REBALANCING METHOD FOR PARALLEL MULTILEVEL INVERTERS

The Florida State Univers...

1. A parallel multi-level inverter modulator, the modulator comprising:
a multi-channel comparator to generate a multiplexed digitized ideal waveform for a parallel multi-level inverter; and
a finite state machine (FSM) module coupled to the parallel multi-channel comparator, the FSM module to receive the multiplexed
digitized ideal waveform and to generate a pulse width modulated gate-drive signal for each switching device of the parallel
multi-level inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,831,745

ELECTRIC MACHINE

Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche A...

1. An electric machine, comprising: a housing, a rotor and a stator disposed in the housing, with the rotor being rotatable
relative to the stator around a rotational axis that extends in an axial direction, an air supply duct extending in a circumferential
direction in the housing at a position radially outward from both the rotor and the stator, air-distributing ducts formed
in the housing and emerging from the air supply duct, the air-distributing ducts extending in the axial direction and being
at positions radially outward from both the rotor and the stator, air distributing pockets extending radially in from positions
on the air-distributing ducts spaced from the air supply duct, the air-distributing pockets communicating with an axial end
of the rotor, and air-removing ducts extending out from the housing at an axial end of the housing spaced from the air-distributing
pockets.

US Pat. No. 9,829,376

SKY LUMINANCE MAPPING SYSTEM AND MAPPING METHOD

National Taiwan Universit...

1. A sky luminance mapping system comprising:
a camera unit comprising:
a first support mechanism;
a digital camera arranged on the first support mechanism, the digital camera having a fisheye lens to shoot an image of a
sky dome; and

a first light-shading device arranged on the first support mechanism, a location of the first light-shading device corresponding
to an instant location of a sun at an instant time, such that the first light-shading device blocks the sun from the digital
camera;

a first pyranometer unit comprising:
a second support mechanism;
a first pyranometer arranged on the second support mechanism, the first pyranometer measuring the daylight illuminance from
the sky dome to output a first intensity signal; and

a second light-shading device arranged on the second support mechanism, a structure of the second light-shading device being
the same as a structure of the first light-shading device, a location of the second light-shading device corresponding to
the instant location of the sun at the instant time, such that the second light-shading device blocks the sun from the first
pyranometer, wherein the second support mechanism and the second light-shading device corresponding to the first support mechanism
and the first light-shading device are separately arranged, or the second support mechanism and the second light-shading device
are common devices used as the first support mechanism and the first light-shading device;

a second pyranometer unit comprising:
a third support mechanism; and
a second pyranometer arranged on the third support mechanism, the second pyranometer measuring the daylight illuminance from
the sky dome to output a second intensity signal while the sun is not being blocked; and

a processing unit, receiving the first intensity signal output by the first pyranometer, the second intensity signal output
by the second pyranometer, and the image of the sky dome shot by the digital camera, wherein a reference intensity value is
obtained by subtracting a value of the first intensity signal from a value of the second intensity signal, and a total luminance
of and the luminance distribution in the image of the sky dome are corrected according to the value of the first intensity
signal and the reference intensity value.

US Pat. No. 9,827,457

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING HAZARDOUS WASTE GLASS INTO NON-HAZARDOUS PRODUCTS

The Catholic University o...

1. A method of producing a ceramic article from hazardous waste glass comprising:
mixing hazardous waste glass with a filler and a non-aqueous binder, wherein the hazardous waste glass comprises barium and
lead, and further wherein the filler is 5-15% of the mixture by weight and the hazardous waste glass is 85-95% of the mixture
by weight;

pressing the mixture to produce a green article; and
firing said green article to produce a ceramic article, wherein the ceramic article exhibits lead leachate concentrations
of less than 5 ppm and exhibits barium leachate concentrations of less than 100 ppm, and wherein the firing comprises heating
the green article to a maximum firing temperature between about 650° C. and 705° C.

US Pat. No. 9,832,827

BATTERY BACK UP LAMP USING AC WIRING ACTIVATION

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a secondary LED lamp assembly;
a secondary power source;
a first switch connecting the secondary LED lamp assembly and the secondary power source upon an absence of power from an
AC mains supply; and

a secondary power source return circuit from the secondary LED lamp assembly through a pre-existing second switch connected
to the AC mains supply and used to control the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,831,718

TV WITH INTEGRATED WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTER

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for wireless power transmission in a television system, comprising the steps of:
transmitting, by a first set of antennas of at least two RF antennas of a transmitter coupled to the television system, power
RF waves that converge to form controlled constructive interference at a location of a receiver coupled to an electronic device,
wherein the receiver is configured to capture RF energy from the controlled constructive interference and to power or charge
the electronic device, and wherein the transmitter with the at least two RF antennas is an individual component or an integrated
layer of the television system;

transmitting, by a second set of antennas of the at least two RF antennas of the transmitter, additional power RF waves that
converge to form controlled destructive interference, the second set of antennas being distinct from the first set of antennas;

receiving, by a communication component of the transmitter, communications from the receiver, wherein the communications from
the receiver comprise a communication signal indicating a location of the receiver relative to the transmitter, and wherein
the transmitter is configured to transmit the power RF waves that converge at the location of the receiver based upon the
communications from the receiver; and

rectifying, by a rectifier coupled to the receiver, AC voltage received from the at least two RF antennas into DC voltage
for charging the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,829,262

OFFSET FIREARM SELECTOR SWITCH

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A rifle firearm, comprising:
a receiver with a pistol grip, a trigger forwardly of the pistol grip, a safety selector switch rearward of and above the
trigger, the safety selector switch having a fire position and a safe position, the safety selector switch comprising:

an operative shaft extending through the receiver and rotatable 90 degrees between a safe position and a fire position,
a thumb engagement handle fixed to an end of the shaft, the thumb engagement handle extending vertically and downwardly when
the safety selector switch is in the fire position and horizontally and rearwardly when the safety selector switch is in the
safe position, the thumb engagement handle comprising a thumb pad with an outwardly facing flat pad surface and an inwardly
facing surface confronting an exterior receiver side wall surface, the thumb pad configured as a plate and having an outermost
periphery with a generally triangular shape with one corner of the triangular shaped plate at the end of the shaft and the
sides of the triangular shaped plate adjacent to the one corner of the triangular shape plate diverging away from the one
corner, wherein when the safety selector switch is in the fire position a forward peripheral edge of the triangle shaped plate
and extends vertically from the end of the shaft downward, a rearward peripheral edge of the triangle shaped plate extends
from the shaft downward and rearwardly, and a lower peripheral edge of the triangle shaped plate extends horizontally, the
thumb pad further comprising an elongate thumb engagement rib extending outwardly from the triangular shaped plate, wherein
when the safety selector switch is in the fire position, the elongate thumb engagement rib having an arm portion that is at
the rearward peripheral edge of the triangular shaped plate and that extends the length of the rearward peripheral edge, the
arm portion projecting outwardly from the triangular shaped plate, the outwardly facing flat pad surface extending from the
arm portion forwardly to the forward peripheral edge of the triangular shaped plate, the thickness of the arm portion projecting
from the triangular shaped plate being greater than the thickness of the triangular shaped plate at the outwardly facing flat
pad surface, the arm portion being straight and extending downwardly and rearwardly at an angle measured from vertical of
between 25 to 50 degrees, whereby when the safety selector switch is in the fire position, the arm portion extends upwardly
and rearwardly from the operative shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,829,033

DOUBLE-BEAM SLIDING MOUNT FOR ELECTRONIC VIDEO DISPLAYS AND OTHER ITEMS

Ergotron, Inc., St. Paul...

1. A bracket for mounting an electronic visual display device to a pair of parallel horizontal bars, including a first support
bar and a second support bar spaced apart vertically below the first support bar to define a gap therebetween, the bracket
comprising:
a hook sized to hang from the first support bar and including an opening along a front side of the bracket, the opening facing
in a forward direction relative to the first and second support bars when the bracket is attached to the support bars, the
bracket further including a body portion attached to the hook and depending generally downwardly therefrom, the body portion
including a lower portion that rests against a forward side of the second support bar when the bracket is attached to the
support bars;

a clamp jaw attached to the body portion and facing the lower portion, the clamp jaw movable relative to the lower portion
to clamp the second support bar therebetween when the bracket is attached to the support bars, the clamp jaw being selectively
releasable to unclamp the second support bar and allow the bracket to be slidably moved laterally along the first and second
support bars;

left and right side walls extending rearwardly from a central panel of the body portion, and wherein the hook includes a first
hook element formed in the left side wall and a second hook element formed in the right side wall;

a mounting platform attached to the bracket over the opening of the hook, the mounting platform closing the opening to prevent
the bracket from being removed from the support bars; and

a mounting element coupled to the mounting platform and configured to support the electronic visual display device.

US Pat. No. 9,828,780

DISTRIBUTION BOOM FOR STATIONARY OR MOBILE VISCOUS MATERIAL PUMPS

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A distribution boom for stationary or mobile viscous material pumps, comprising:
a boom arm having a box profile, the boom arm having two spaced side walls connected to each other by two spaced transverse
walls, the side walls being parallel to one another and defining a first portion of the boom arm having a longitudinal direction;

a conveying line disposed along and fastened to the boom arm;
each side wall having a lead-through opening for the conveying line, the lead-through openings being offset in the longitudinal
direction and being oriented parallel to the longitudinal direction;

a tube disposed between and secured to the side walls, the tube having tube ends that open into the lead-through openings;
a first flange disposed between one of the tube ends and one of the side walls, and a second flange disposed between the other
one of the tube ends and the other side wall, the flanges projecting as a circle over an outer periphery of the respective
tube ends, each flange being welded to the respective tube end and respective side wall.

US Pat. No. 9,826,980

OCCLUDER FOR OCCLUDING AN ATRIAL APPENDAGE AND PRODUCTION PROCESS THEREFOR

Occlutech Holding AG, Je...

1. An atrial appendage occlusion device comprising
a network of wires, strands or threads which has been given a design by means of a process based on shaping, reshaping and/or
heat treatment, and is self-expandable, as well as configured for anchoring in an atrial appendage of the left or right atrium
of a heart,

a proximal retention region at a proximal end of the occlusion device; a distal retention region; and a central region between
said proximal retention region and said distal retention region;

wherein the distal retention region is flared towards the proximal retention region; and
wherein an area of the proximal retention region faces the proximal direction of the occlusion device and has a curved shape
from a circumference of the area towards a center of the proximal retention region and being inclined from the circumference
of the proximal retention region towards the distal retention region.

US Pat. No. 9,832,913

METHOD OF OPERATING A COOLING APPARATUS TO PROVIDE STABLE TWO-PHASE FLOW

EBULLIENT, INC., Madison...

1. A method of providing stable operation of a cooling apparatus comprising two-phase bubbly flow, the method comprising:
providing a cooling apparatus comprising:
a primary cooling loop comprising: a pump configured to provide a flow of single-phase liquid coolant at a pump outlet; a
reservoir fluidly connected to the primary cooling loop and located upstream of the pump and configured to store a supply
of single-phase liquid coolant for the pump; and one or more heat sink modules fluidly connected to the primary cooling loop,
wherein each heat sink module is configured to mount on and remove heat from a heat-providing surface;

a first bypass having a first end and a second end, the first end of the first bypass being fluidly connected to the primary
cooling loop downstream of the pump outlet, the second end of the first bypass being fluidly connected to the primary cooling
loop at the reservoir, the first bypass comprising a first heat exchanger and a first pressure regulator, the first pressure
regulator configured to regulate a first bypass flow of the flow of single-phase liquid coolant through the first heat exchanger,
the first heat exchanger configured to subcool the first bypass flow of coolant below a saturation temperature of the coolant;
and

a second bypass having a first end and a second end, the first end of the second bypass being fluidly connected to the primary
cooling loop downstream of the pump outlet and downstream of the first end of the first bypass and upstream of the one or
more heat sink modules, the second end of the second bypass being fluidly connected to the primary cooling loop downstream
of the one or more heat sink modules and upstream of the reservoir, the second bypass comprising a second pressure regulator
configured to regulate a second bypass flow of the single-phase liquid coolant through the second bypass;

setting the first pressure regulator in the first bypass to allow about 30-70% of the flow from the pump outlet to be pumped
through the first bypass as the first bypass flow;

setting the second pressure regulator in the second bypass to allow 15-50% of the flow from the pump outlet to be pumped through
the second bypass as the second bypass flow, wherein a remaining portion of the flow of single-phase liquid coolant is pumped
through the one or more heat sink modules and is transformed into two-phase bubbly flow within the one or more heat sink modules
as heat is transferred to the remaining portion of the flow from the one or more heat providing surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,832,893

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS WITH CASE HAVING UNITARY FIXTURE REINFORCEMENT AND ROOF FOR CONNECTOR APERTURE

FUJITSU TEN LIMITED, Kob...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:
a case in which an electronic substrate having a connector is stored;
an aperture formed in a side surface of the case, the connector being accessible through the aperture;
a fixture by which the case is fixed to a mounting surface, the fixture projecting outward from the side surface of the case
and the fixture extending substantially in a vertical direction when the case is fixed to the mounting surface;

a first roof that extends over and covers an area above the aperture so as to receive water drops flowing down along the side
surface of the case to thereby prevent the water drops from reaching the aperture, the first roof projecting outward from
the side surface of the case; and

a first reinforcement that connects a portion of the fixture to the side surface of the case to reinforce the fixture, the
portion of the fixture including an end portion of the fixture that extends in the vertical direction, wherein

the first roof and the first reinforcement are a single piece of material that includes a wall projecting outward from the
side surface, the wall having a first edge fixed to the side surface and a second edge fixed to the end portion of the fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,832,835

LED FLUORESCENT LAMP

KUMHO ELECTRIC INC., Seo...

1. An LED fluorescent lamp connected to an electronic fluorescent lamp ballast comprising:
a first connection pin connected to a terminal of the electronic fluorescent lamp ballast and a second connection pin connected
to another terminal of the electronic fluorescent lamp ballast;

an LED array including a plurality of LEDs connected in series;
a first diode, a second diode, a third diode and a fourth diode; and
a first resistor and a second resistor,
wherein a cathode of the first diode is connected to an anode terminal of the LED array, and a first end of the first resistor
is connected to an anode of the first diode, and a second end of the first resistor is connected to the first connection pin,

an anode of the second diode is connected to a cathode terminal of the LED array, and a first end of the second resistor is
connected to a cathode of the second diode, and a second end of the second resistor is connected to the second connection
pin,

the third diode has an anode connected to the first end of the second resistor and a cathode connected to the second end of
the first resistor, and

the fourth diode has an anode connected to the second end of the second resistor and a cathode connected to the first end
of the first resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,831,157

METHOD OF ATTACHING AN ELECTRONIC PART TO A COPPER PLATE HAVING A SURFACE ROUGHNESS

Dowa Metaltech Co., Ltd.,...

1. A method for producing an electronic part mounting substrate wherein an electronic part is mounted on one side of a copper
plate or copper-plated plate, the method comprising the steps of:
surface-machining the one side of the copper plate or copper-plated plate to cause the surface roughness thereof to be 0.4
?m or more;

applying a silver paste on the surface-machined side of the copper plate or copper-plated plate;
arranging the electronic part on the silver paste applied on the surface-machined side of the copper plate or copper-plated
plate; and

sintering silver in the silver paste to form a silver bonding layer to bond the electronic part to the surface-machined side
of the copper plate or copper-plated plate with the silver bonding layer,

wherein said copper plate or copper-plated plate is annealed before said silver paste is applied after said surface machining
is carried out.

US Pat. No. 9,830,767

GAME HISTORY VALIDATION FOR NETWORKED GAMBLING HYBRID GAMING SYSTEM

Gamblit Gaming, LLC, Gle...

1. A gaming system for providing a gambling hybrid game that includes an entertainment game and a gambling game, comprising:
a processing device constructed to:
execute the entertainment game, wherein the entertainment game generates entertainment game information;
communicate, to a game world server, a signal including a trigger of a wager of game world credits triggered by a player's
action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

obtain game history information in response to a trigger event, wherein the game history information includes current entertainment
game information;

store the game history information in a memory of the processing device;
communicate, to the game world server, a signal including a portion of the game history information;
receive, from the game world server, a signal including a request for the game history information wherein the game history
information is verified by the game world server;

receive, from the game world server, a signal including a result of a wager of game world credits triggered by the player's
action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

display the result of the wager of game world credits triggered by the player's action during the player's skillful play of
the entertainment game;

display an amount of intermediate in-game user resources that may be used to purchase or enable in-game resources based on
the result of the wager of game world credits; and

communicate, to the game world server, a signal including the game history information stored in the memory of the processing
device, in response to the request;

a real world server constructed to:
receive, from the game world server, a signal including a request for a resolution of a wager of game world credits triggered
by the player's action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

determine the result of the wager of game world credits triggered by the player's action during the player's skillful play
of the entertainment game using a random number generator and generate gambling game information; and

communicate, to the game world server, the signal including the result of the wager of game world credits triggered by the
player's action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game; and

the game world server, connected to the processing device via a network and connected to the real world server via a communication
link, constructed to:

continuously monitor the processing device for the signal including the trigger of the wager of game world credits triggered
by the player's action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

receive, from the processing device, the signal including the trigger of the wager of game world credits triggered by the
player's action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

determine whether to trigger the wager based on the signal including the trigger of the wager of game world credits triggered
by the player's action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

communicate, to the real world server, the signal including the request for the resolution of the wager of game world credits
triggered by the player's action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

receive, from the real world server, the signal including the result of the wager of game world credits triggered by the player's
action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game;

calculate the amount of intermediate in-game user resources that may be used to purchase or enable in-game resources based
on the result of the wager of game world credits;

receive, from the processing device, the signal including the portion of the game history information;
store the received portion of the game history information in a memory of the game world server;
receive a request to validate the game history;
communicate, to the processing device, the signal including the request for the game history information in response to receiving
the request to validate the game history;

receive, from the processing device, the signal including the game history information;
retrieve the portion of the game history information in the memory of the game world server;
verify the game history information received from the processing device based upon the retrieved at least a portion of the
game history information; and

communicate, to the processing device, the signal including the result of the wager of game world credits triggered by the
player's action during the player's skillful play of the entertainment game and the amount of intermediate in-game user resources
when the game history information is verified, and cancel a player account when the game history is unverifiable.

US Pat. No. 9,829,793

FABRICATION OF FREE STANDING MEMBRANES AND USE THEREOF FOR SYNTHESIS OF NANOPARTICLE PATTERNS

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN...

1. A method of fabrication of self-detachable, free standing polymeric membranes of uniform thickness using negative photoresist,
comprising the steps of:
a) providing a substrate having a top surface and applying a negative photoresist layer to the top surface of the substrate,
said photoresist layer having uniform thickness;

b) heating the photoresist layer for a period of time;
c) exposing the photoresist layer from a top surface thereof to a dose of ultraviolet radiation through a mask having a predetermined
pattern, the dose of ultraviolet radiation being delivered perpendicularly into the photoresist layer;

d) controlling an intensity of the dose of ultraviolet radiation and controlling a time the photoresist layer is exposed to
the dose of radiation such that a top portion of the photoresist layer through which the dose of ultraviolet radiation enters
the photoresist layer undergoes greater cross linking than a bottom portion of the photoresist layer immediately adjacent
to the top surface of the substrate such that a cross linking gradient develops through a thickness of the photoresist layer;

e) removing the mask,
f) heating the photoresist layer for another period of time again; and
g) dipping the substrate and photoresist into a developer solution, and detaching the cross linked photoresist from the top
surface of the substrate to form a free standing patterned membrane of uniform thickness having a preselected pattern of open
pores reflective of the pattern of the mask.

US Pat. No. 9,829,288

RETENTION CLIPS FOR SAFETY MECHANISMS OF ILLUMINATION FLARES AND SAFETY MECHANISMS

Orbital ATK, Inc., Plymo...

1. A retention clip for a safety mechanism of an illumination flare comprising:
an abutment surface configured for abutment of an end of a rigid sleeve coupled to an igniter initiation cable;
a central recess comprising an inner recess and an outer recess, the inner recess being recessed farther from a top surface
of the retention clip than the outer recess, wherein the abutment surface at least partially defines an outer end of the inner
recess proximate the outer recess; and

one or more protrusions configured to extend at least partially over a lateral side surface of the rigid sleeve when the rigid
sleeve is retained by the retention clip,

wherein the one or more protrusions are configured to, upon a sufficient force on the igniter initiation cable, alter in structural
integrity sufficiently to enable the rigid sleeve to move laterally such that the end of the rigid sleeve moves out of abutment
with the abutment surface of the retention clip.

US Pat. No. 9,828,287

BINDERS AND MATERIALS MADE THEREWITH

Knauf Insulation, Inc., ...

1. A thermal or acoustical fiberglass insulation material comprising:
(a) a collection of glass fibers; and
(b) a binder disposed on the collection of glass fibers, wherein the binder comprises i) at least one reaction product of
a reducing sugar reactant and an amine reactant, wherein the percent by dry weight of the reducing sugar reactant with respect
to the total weight of reactants ranges from about 73% to about 96%, ii) a silicon-containing coupling agent, and iii) optionally,
a corrosion inhibitor, wherein the fiberglass material comprises less than 99% by weight and more than 75% by weight glass
fibers, and wherein the fiberglass material has a density of from about 0.4 lbs/ft3 to about 6 lbs/ft3.

US Pat. No. 9,827,676

ROBOT MODULE

1. A robot module comprising:
a cell frame and a robot, wherein the cell frame has a base plate on which the robot is mounted and has at least one cell
wall connected to the base plate, wherein the robot module is equipped with a control module for the robot;

at least one of an electrical supply, a pneumatic supply, and a hydraulic supply for providing at least one of hydraulic energy,
electrical energy, and pneumatic energy to components of the robot module, and

at least one of an electrical interface, a pneumatic interface, and a hydraulic interface for connection of at least one of
a buffer module or a feeder module to the robot module such that the at least one of the buffer module or the feeder module
can access the at least one of the electrical supply, the pneumatic supply, and the hydraulic supply of the robot module through
the interface to be supplied with the at least one of the hydraulic energy, the electrical energy, and the pneumatic energy,

wherein the cell frame has at least two cell walls at two sides and is open at two sides, and wherein the two cell walls are
arranged at oppositely disposed sides of the base plate;

wherein the cell walls protect a working zone of the robot module from unauthorized access;
wherein the cell frame is connected to a second cell frame of a second module, wherein the second module is either the feeder
module or the buffer module;

wherein the robot module is a handling module, and wherein the robot is equipped with a gripper;
wherein the control module has a control routine for instructing the gripper of the robot to grip workpieces via a first open
side of the cell frame and to place down workpieces via a second open side of the cell frame;

wherein the handling module grips workpieces arranged in an unordered manner in a container; and
wherein the control module has an interface to an object recognition device for detecting the workpieces in the container.

US Pat. No. 9,826,749

SHRIMP PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHODS

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A system for processing shrimp comprising:
a hydraulic head detacher including one or more venturis accelerating a flow of fluid carrying shrimp to subject the shrimp
to turbulence detaching heads from the bodies of the shrimp;

a peeler for detaching shells, appendages, and residual heads from the headless shrimp bodies received from the hydraulic
head detacher;

a conveyor conveying all the shrimp bodies processed by the peeler along a single conveying path; and
an inspection station including a visioning system that receives all the shrimp bodies on the single conveying path before
inspection and then inspects all the shrimp bodies received from the conveyor on a single inspection path, the inspection
station redirecting shrimp bodies identified by the visioning system to have residual shell or appendages back to the peeler.

US Pat. No. 9,827,240

POLYMORPHIC FORMS OF NALTREXONE

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. A polymorphic form of naltrexone methyl ethyl ketone solvate which is characterized by at least one of:
(a) the X-ray powder diffraction pattern of FIG. 10A;

(b) the differential scanning calorimetry thermogram of FIG. 22A; and

(c) the IR-ATR spectrum of FIG. 34A.

US Pat. No. 9,832,582

SOUND EFFECT CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A sound effect control method, comprising:
when a hands-free call is performed for a mobile terminal, detecting whether a microphone of the mobile terminal is shielded
and detecting whether a speaker of the mobile terminal is shielded, wherein detecting whether the speaker of the mobile terminal
is shielded comprises detecting at least one of: a variation in acoustic impedance of the speaker, a difference in amplitude
between first and second sounds, and a transmission delay between first and second sounds; and

when it is detected that the microphone of the mobile terminal is shielded, adjusting at least one of a filter parameter,
an automatic gain control parameter, and an echo cancellation parameter of a hands-free call channel of the mobile terminal,
so as to reduce at least one of a noise floor, a degree of distortion, and an echo of a sound picked up by the microphone.

US Pat. No. 9,831,678

METHOD FOR BLACK STARTING A POWER STATION COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF INVERTERS CONNECTABLE TO AN AC ELECTRICAL GRID

SMA Solar Technology AG, ...

1. A method for black-starting a power station comprising a plurality of inverters connectable to a local AC grid, comprising:
building up a first AC voltage in the local AC grid by a first inverter of the plurality of inverters, and
connecting a second inverter of the plurality of inverters, after synchronization with the first AC voltage, to the local
AC grid,

wherein the first AC voltage built up by the first inverter is reduced by at least a quarter with respect to a rated voltage
of the local AC grid, and

wherein once the second inverter has been connected, a second AC voltage, which is increased with respect to the first AC
voltage, is built up in the local AC grid.

US Pat. No. 9,831,058

VACUUM ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS OF FORMATION

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A method for forming a vacuum in a vacuum assembly for an X-ray device, the method comprising:
providing the vacuum assembly defining an internal vacuum chamber in fluid communication with an exterior of the vacuum assembly
via a conduit in the vacuum assembly between the vacuum chamber and the exterior of the vacuum assembly;

positioning a plug to at least partially occlude the conduit such that at least one space between the plug and the vacuum
assembly permits fluid to travel between the vacuum chamber and the exterior of the vacuum assembly;

evacuating the vacuum chamber so that gas in the vacuum chamber exits the vacuum chamber through the at least one space between
the plug and the vacuum assembly;

positioning the plug further into the conduit; and
sealing the evacuated vacuum chamber with the plug such that the vacuum chamber is sealed from the exterior of the vacuum
assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,829,780

LASER LIGHT SOURCE FOR A VEHICLE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A light apparatus for a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:
a housing to be configured to the vehicle;
an edge emitting laser diode device coupled to the housing, the edge emitting laser diode device comprising a gallium and
nitrogen containing material, the edge emitting laser diode device comprising:

an n-cladding layer with a thickness from 100 nm to 5000 nm and a Si doping level of 1E17 to 3E18 cm-3;
an n-side separate confinement heterostructure (SCH) layer comprised of InGaN having a molar fraction of In of between 3%
and 10% and a thickness from 20 nm to 100 nm;

multiple quantum well active region layers comprised of at least two InGaN quantum wells each having a thickness from 2 nm
to 8.5 nm and separated by GaN barriers having a thickness from 2.5 nm to 8 nm;

a p-cladding layer with a thickness from 400 nm to 1000 nm with Mg doping level of 2E17 to 2E19 cm-3;
a p++-GaN contact layer with a thickness from 20 nm to 40 nm with Mg doping level of 1E19 to 1E21 cm-3; and
a non-polar or semipolar configuration characterizing the gallium and nitrogen containing material;
an optical component coupled to an output laser beam of the edge emitting laser diode device;
a phosphor material coupled to the edge emitting laser diode device to be excited by a laser beam from the edge emitting laser
diode device; and

a substantially white light output from the edge emitting laser diode device.

US Pat. No. 9,829,778

LASER LIGHT SOURCE

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A light apparatus, the apparatus comprising:
a housing;
an edge emitting laser diode device coupled to the housing, the edge emitting laser diode device comprising a gallium and
nitrogen containing material, the edge emitting laser diode device comprising:

an n-cladding layer with a thickness from 100 nm to 5000 nm with Si doping level of 1E17 to 3E18 cm-3;
an n-side separate confinement heterostructure (SCH) layer comprised of InGaN having a molar fraction of In of between 3%
and 10% and a thickness from 20 nm to 100 nm;

multiple quantum well active region layers comprised of at least two InGaN quantum wells each having a thickness from 2 nm
to 8.5 nm and separated by GaN barriers having a thickness from 2.5 nm to 8 nm;

a p-cladding layer with a thickness from 400 nm to 1000 nm with Mg doping level of 2E17 to 2E19 cm-3;
a p++-GaN contact layer with a thickness from 20 nm to 40 nm with Mg doping level of 1E19 to 1E21 cm-3; and
a non-polar or semipolar configuration characterizing the gallium and nitrogen containing material;
an optical component coupled to an output laser beam of the edge emitting laser diode device;
a phosphor material coupled to the edge emitting laser device to be excited by a laser beam from the edge emitting laser diode
device; and

a substantially white light output from the edge emitting laser diode device.

US Pat. No. 9,829,703

EYE IMAGING IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. An eye-imaging system for a head-worn display, comprising:
a. a display adapted to produce content-image light, the display positioned to project the content-image light in-line with
transfer optics adapted to present the content-image light to an eye of a user;

b. a camera positioned to capture eye-image light that originates as a reflection of light off of the eye, wherein the eye-image
light represents the content-image light as reflected by an outer surface of the eye; and

c. a processor adapted to analyze the eye-image light, wherein the analysis assesses a sharpness of the eye-image light as
an indication of sharpness of the content-image light.

US Pat. No. 9,829,691

MICROSCOPE WITH AT LEAST ONE ILLUMINATING BEAM IN THE FORM OF A LIGHT SHEET

KARLSRUHER INSTITUT FUER ...

1. A microscope comprising:
a first illuminating lens configured to guide at least one first illuminating beam in the form of a first light sheet for
illuminating at least one specimen to be examined;

a second illuminating lens configured to guide at least one second illuminating beam in the form of a second light sheet for
illuminating the at least one specimen to be examined; and

at least one detection lens configured to capture at least one detection beam issuing from the at least one specimen to be
examined,

wherein an optical axis of the first illuminating lens is at an angle ?, which is not equal to 90°, to an optical axis of
the at least one detection lens,

wherein an optical axis of the second illuminating lens is at an angle ??, which is not equal to 90°, to an optical axis of
the at least one detection lens,

wherein the at least one first illuminating beam enters the first illuminating lens at a non-zero entry angle ? to the optical
axis of the first illuminating lens, as a result of which the first light sheet lies within a focal plane of the at least
one detection lens and extends perpendicularly to the optical axis of the detection lens, and

wherein the at least one second illuminating beam enters the second illuminating lens at a non-zero entry angle ?? to the
optical axis of the second illuminating lens, as a result of which the second light sheet lies within a focal plane of the
at least one detection lens and extends perpendicularly to the optical axis of the detection lens.

US Pat. No. 9,829,233

SCROLL COMPRESSOR DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE CONTROL DURING COMPRESSOR STARTUP TRANSITIONS

Liebert Corporation, Col...

1. A method comprising:
determining a cooling value;
comparing the cooling value to an activation point of a lead compressor, wherein the lead compressor is in a tandem set of
scroll compressors of a cooling system, and wherein the tandem set of compressors comprises a lag compressor;

activating the lead compressor when the cooling value is greater than the activation point;
activating the lag compressor subsequent to activating the lead compressor;
determining whether a plurality of conditions exist including whether a first condition and a second condition exists, wherein
(i) the first condition is that an alarm associated with the lag compressor is generated, and
(ii) the second condition is that the lead compressor is deactivated; and
deactivating the lag compressor when at least the second condition exists in the cooling system.

US Pat. No. 9,828,406

ANTITUMOR AGENT

KINKI UNIVERSITY, Osaka ...

1. An antitumor agent comprising a glycolipid glycoside compound represented by Formula (1) or a pharmacologically acceptable
salt thereof as an active ingredient:

wherein in Formula (1),
R1 is CH3(CH2)mCO—;

R2 is CH3(CH2)nCO—;

R3 is CH3(CH2)hCO—;

R4 is CH3(CH2)rCO—;

f, h, m, and n each independently represent an integer from 4 to 6; and
A is selected from the group consisting of an erythritol residue, a threitol residue, a ribitol residue, an arabinitol residue,
a xylitol residue, a sorbitol residue, a galactitol residue, a perseitol residue, a volemitol residue, a D-glycero-D-glucoheptitol
residue, a glycerol residue, and an ethyleneglycol residue.

US Pat. No. 9,828,174

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MONITORING THE INTEGRITY OF FREIGHT CONTAINERS

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A method for monitoring the integrity of one or more freight containers along a transport route, wherein at least one freight
container has a monitoring device (10) associated therewith that has at least one monitoring sensor (12) monitoring the integrity of the freight container, comprising:
sensing of an event violating the freight container integrity by the monitoring sensor (12);

transmitting event data, representing the integrity violation, to an analysis device (18) associated with an analysis center (14),

wherein the analysis device (18) associated with the analysis center (14) rates the transmitted event data using predetermined criteria in respect of either a sanctioned or authorized or an unsanctioned
or unauthorized integrity violation of the freight container, and

wherein opening or closing of the freight container is rated as a sanctioned or authorized integrity violation if an electronic
authorization code representing the sanction for the opening operation or the closing operation is sent to the analysis center
(14) for the event data representing this integrity violation; and

distinguishing different types of opening operations and/or different types of closing operations by using respective authorization
function codes from different function groups, as result of which the analysis center (14) uses the type of the respectively received function code to determine what type of opening operation and/or what type of
closing operation has taken place or is meant to take place.

US Pat. No. 9,828,011

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR GUIDEWAY MOUNTED VEHICLE AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Thales Canada Inc, Toron...

1. A communication system for a guideway mounted vehicle, the communication system comprises:
a control system communication system configured to exchange information between the guideway mounted vehicle and an external
control system, wherein the information is used to generate instructions to the guideway mounted vehicle;

a vehicle-to-vehicle communication system configured to exchange information between the guideway mounted vehicle and another
vehicle along the guideway, wherein the vehicle-to-vehicle communication system is separate from the control system communication
system, and the vehicle-to-vehicle communication system is configured to exchange information directly between the guideway
mounted vehicle and the other vehicle; and

a vital on-board controller (VOBC) configured to generate instructions to automatically establish communication between the
guideway mounted vehicle and the other vehicle through the vehicle-to-vehicle communication system if a distance between the
guideway mounted vehicle and the other vehicle is within a communication initiation distance (CID), for controlling the exchange
of information between the guideway mounted vehicle and the external control system through the control system communication
system, and to generate instructions for controlling the exchange of information between the guideway mounted vehicle and
the other vehicle, and wherein the CID is at least equal to a stopping distance of the guideway mounted vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,828,000

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

CONTI TEMIC MICROELECTRON...

1. A method for controlling a vehicle, the method comprising:
sensing the presence of a switch-off signal indicative of a command to switch off an ignition of a drive assembly of the vehicle,
measuring a voltage value of an on-board power system voltage in an on-board power system of the vehicle in response to sensing
the switch-off signal,

comparing the measured voltage value to a predetermined voltage threshold value,
switching an assistance system of the vehicle into an emergency operating state if the measured voltage value exceeds the
predetermined voltage threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,827,958

SENSOR DEVICE FOR MEASURING THE ROTATIONAL SPEED AT A WHEEL OF A VEHICLE, BRAKE SYSTEM AND VEHICLE THEREWITH AND MEASURING METHOD WHICH CAN BE CARRIED OUT THEREWITH FOR MEASURING THE ROTATIONAL SPEED, AND BRAKING METHOD

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A method for braking wheels of a vehicle utilizing a brake system, the brake system comprising: brakes; sensor devices
including an active sensor and a passive sensor each providing an output, a sensor carrier associated with the active sensor,
the sensor carrier being displaceable along an active sensor carrier axis, the sensor carrier including at least three pickups
in plane with each other to sense rotation of a pole wheel independent of the rotational orientation of the sensor carrier
about the sensor carrier axis, the sensor carrier assuming any of multiple orientations about the active sensor carrier axis
during installation in a region of a first wheel of the vehicle, and configured to be clamped in a first securing opening
in the region of the first wheel of the vehicle such that the active sensor actively senses the rotation of the pole wheel
that rotates along with the wheel of the vehicle, the passive sensor being configured to be clamped in a second securing opening
in a region of a second wheel of the vehicle, the active sensor and the passive sensor being shaped to be alternatively received
within the first securing opening and the second securing opening; and brake electronics in communication with the sensor
devices, the method comprising:
measuring the speed of the first wheel based on the output of the active sensor;
measuring the speed of the second wheel based on the output of the passive sensor;
using the brake electronics to perform at least one of open-loop and closed-loop control of the brakes based at least in part
on the measured speed of the first wheel and the measured speed of the second wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,827,643

MACHINE VISION BASED SAWMILL AUDIT SYSTEM

Weyerhaeuser NR Company, ...

1. A method of operation of a mill equipment audit system, the method comprising:
receiving image information by a processor-based mill equipment audit processing system;
receiving position related information from a machine controller that controls at least one piece of mill machinery, the information
indicative at least of a position of at least one cutting element relative to a piece of wood being cut for each of a plurality
of pieces of wood;

characterizing each of a plurality of boards based on the received image information and the received position information
by the processor-based mill equipment audit processing system;

logically associating the respective board with a single pair of cutting devices which produced the respective board by the
processor-based mill equipment audit processing system based on the characterization of at least the respective board; and

for each of a number of sets of the boards:
creating a virtual representation of a cant based at least in part of the image information; and
determining a saw path through the virtual representation of the cant based at least in part on the information indicative
of a sawing path of the gang saw with respect to a chipped cant from which the boards of the respective set of boards have
been sawn.

US Pat. No. 9,827,410

MEDICAL CONNECTOR FOR USE WITH THE FLUID DELIVERY SYSTEM AND FLUID PATH

BAYER HEALTHCARE LLC, Wh...

1. A two-part medical connector, comprising:
a first part and a second part, the first part comprising:
a first luer member; and
a first annular member surrounding the first luer member and having a first internal engagement structure and a first external
engagement structure,

the second part comprising:
a second luer member; and
at least a second external engagement structure on an external portion of the second luer member,
wherein the first part is connectable to the second part to form a fluid delivery path by engaging the first luer member with
the second luer member and by engaging the first internal engagement structure with the second external engagement structure,

wherein the first internal engagement structure, the first external engagement structure, and the second external engagement
structure are threaded, and

wherein a distal end of the first luer member is recessed within the first annular member.

US Pat. No. 9,826,815

APPLICATION DEVICE

ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMI...

1. An application device comprising:
a cover;
a gripping member; a neck attached to an end of the gripping member; and
at least two applicators;
wherein the gripping member comprises of at least two receptacles for holding at least two products and wherein the at least
two applicators are in fluid communication with the at least two receptacles;

wherein the at least two applicators are spaced apart by a barrier and wherein the barrier extends at least partially outside
the neck such that the barrier is visible outside the neck between the at least two applicators;

wherein each of the at least two applicators has a single rectilinear central longitudinal axis extending along an entire
length of the at least two applicators respectively;

wherein a distal portion of each of the at least two applicators comprises an applicator element;
wherein a proximal end of each of the at least two applicators has a centered frusto-conical shape;
wherein each of the at least two applicators is coupled to the neck of the gripping member such that the at least two applicator
elements are mirror images of each other about a plane along a central longitudinal axis of the application device;

wherein the single rectilinear central longitudinal axis of each of the at least two applicators is at a non-zero angle to
a central longitudinal axis of the respective at least two receptacles;

wherein the single rectilinear central longitudinal axis of one of the at least two applicators is non parallel to the single
rectilinear central longitudinal axis of other of the at least two applicators throughout a length of the at least two applicators
respectively; and

wherein each of the at least two applicators is off-centered with respect to the central longitudinal axis of the respective
at least two receptacles such that a portion of each of the at least two applicators located inside the respective at least
two receptacles is closer to an inner surface of the respective at least two receptacles.

US Pat. No. 9,826,796

SOLE WITH PROJECTIONS AND ARTICLE OF FOOTWEAR

Reebok International Limi...

1. A sole for an article of footwear, comprising:
a base adapted to be attached to an upper, the base having an outer edge defining a perimeter;
a plurality of resilient outer projections extending from the base at a base end about the perimeter, each outer projection
having a central axis and a bottom end opposite the base end;

a plurality of resilient inner projections extending from the base within the outer projections, each inner projection having
a central axis; and

a connecting member connecting at least two of the plurality of resilient inner projections in a forefoot portion of the sole,
wherein the central axes of the plurality of inner projections are substantially parallel, and wherein the central axes of
the plurality of outer projections are non-parallel with the central axes of the plurality of inner projections,

wherein the ratio of height to width of one or more of the plurality of outer projections at the base end and the bottom end
is at least two, and

wherein the connecting member only connects laterally adjacent resilient inner projections.
US Pat. No. 9,827,192

COMPOSITIONS FOR ORAL ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome comprising orally administering a dosage form
containing zoledronic acid to a human being suffering from complex regional pain syndrome associated with an inciting injury;
wherein the dosage form is administered 1, 2, 3, or 4 times within a period of about one month;
wherein about 300 mg to about 500 mg of the zoledronic acid is administered within the period of about one month;
wherein the AUC of zoledronic acid in the human being, measured over the period of about one month, is about 200 ng·h/mL to
about 1000 ng·h/mL;

wherein the human being has an average weekly pain intensity of at least 4, on the 0-10 numeric rating scale, prior to receiving
the zoledronic acid;

wherein the dosage form provides a bioavailability of zoledronic acid of about 1.1% to about 1.5%;
wherein the human being fasts for at least 4 hours before the zoledronic acid is orally administered and for at least 30 minutes
after the zoledronic acid is orally administered; and

wherein the human being remains upright for at least about 30 minutes after the zoledronic acid is orally administered.

US Pat. No. 9,832,886

METHOD FOR FORMING WIRING

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A method for forming a wiring having a structure in which wiring elements between which an insulating resin layer is interposed
are connected via a contact hole, the method comprising:
applying a metal nanoparticle ink that exhibits electrical conductivity upon light absorption to a contact hole formation
portion of an upper face of the insulating resin layer formed on a lower wiring element; and

irradiating the metal nanoparticle ink with light to render metal nanoparticles included the metal nanoparticle ink conductive
and sintered by the irradiated light and also to remove a part of the insulating resin layer by heat emitted from the metal
nanoparticle ink so as to form the contact hole, the part of the insulating resin layer lying under the portion of the face
to which the metal nanoparticle ink is applied,

wherein when the contact hole is formed, a process in which the metal nanoparticles become sintered and conductive proceeds
in parallel with a process in which the part of the insulating resin layer melts, decomposes, and disappears by action of
heat.

US Pat. No. 9,832,791

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTIPLE CHANNELS IN THE DYNAMIC FREQUENCY SELECTION BAND IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETWORK PERFORMANCE RESEA...

1. A standalone multi-channel Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) master for identifying and indicating simultaneous availability
of a plurality of 5 GHz radio channels for networking operations, comprising:
a beacon generator programmed to generate a channel-specific beacon in each of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels;
a radar detector programmed to scan for radar in each of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels;
a 5 GHz radio transceiver coupled to the beacon generator and the radar detector and programmed to transmit the channel-specific
beacon in each of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels and to receive the radar in each of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels;
and

a switch and an embedded processor coupled to the radar detector, the beacon generator, and the 5 GHz radio transceiver, programmed
to perform the following steps on each of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels independently of networking operations performed
by an access point host or a LTE-U host associated with the DFS master:

(a) switch the 5 GHz radio transceiver to one of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels;
(b) cause the radar detector to scan for the radar in the one of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels;
(c) cause the beacon generator to generate the channel-specific beacon for the one of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels;
and

(d) repeat steps (a) through (c) for each other channel of the plurality of 5 GHz radio channels;
wherein steps (a) through (d) are performed during (1) a beacon transmission duty cycle which is a time period between successive
beacon transmissions on a specific 5 GHz channel and which is less than or equal to the maximum time period between the successive
beacon transmissions allowable for a client device to remain associated with the specific 5 GHz channel and (2) during a radar
detection duty cycle which is the time period between successive radar scans on the specific 5 GHz channel.

US Pat. No. 9,832,248

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING FROM A FIRST DATA STREAM TO A SECOND DATA STREAM

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. A method implemented by a device for disseminating video or audiovisual contents, said device receiving a first data stream
representing a video or audiovisual content and a second data stream representing the video or audiovisual content, said device
being configured beforehand to disseminate said video or audiovisual content using the first data stream,
the method being such that, before switching from the first data stream to the second data stream, said device performs:
pausing the second data stream until the offset in time is absorbed when an offset in time indicates that the first data stream
is late with respect to the second data stream;

decreasing a frame rate of the first data stream until the offset in time is absorbed when the offset in time indicates that
the first data stream is in advance with respect to the second data stream,

wherein, following detection of a command for switching dissemination of the video or audiovisual content from the first data
stream to the second data stream, said device performs:

determining by correlation analysis a reference point in the video or audiovisual content in the first data stream and in
the second data stream, the correlation being made on the basis of luminance histograms of images in the first and second
data streams; and

determining the offset in time between the first data stream and the second data stream using time-stamping information associated
with said reference point in each of the first and second data streams.

US Pat. No. 9,831,466

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A MULTI-LAYER MOISTURE BARRIER ON ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND ELECTRONIC DEVICES PROTECTED BY A MULTI-LAYER MOISTURE BARRIER

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

24. A hermetically encapsulated Organic Light Emitting Diode (OLED) device, comprising:
a multi-layer structure supported on the substrate, the multi-layer structure comprising a conductive layer, a hole transport
layer, an OLED layer, an electron transport layer, and a transparent conductive layer configured as a cathode;

at least one smoothing structure disposed above the multi-layer structure, wherein an upper surface of the at least one smoothing
structure is smooth with a slope generally less than 70° relative to a large scale plane of the substrate; and

at least two pairs of type 1 and type 2 layers disposed on each of the at least one smoothing structures, the type 1 and type
2 layers differing substantially in their respective hardness but having substantially the same chemical composition,

wherein each of the type 1 layers has a hardness between about 8 and 16 GigaPascals, and has a thickness less than or about
50 nm so as to maintain flexibility of the multi-layer structure, and

wherein each of the type 2 layers has a hardness between about 5 and 10 GigaPascals.

US Pat. No. 9,831,076

ION INTERFACE DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE CONFINEMENT CELLS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Thermo Finnigan LLC, San...

1. A mass spectrometer, comprising:
an ion trap configured to eject first and second packets of ions in temporal succession;
at least one pulsed mass analyzer for separating ions according to their mass-to-charge ratios to acquire a mass spectrum;
and

an ion interface device having a transport/collision region and a plurality of spatially separated ion confinement cells,
the ion interface device being configured to:

receive the first packet of ions ejected from the ion trap, to cause at least a portion of the ions in the first ion packet
to undergo fragmentation or reaction, and to route the first ion packet to a first ion confinement cell of the plurality of
ion confinement cells; and

while the first ion packet is still confined within the first ion confinement cell, to receive the second packet of ions ejected
from the ion trap, to cause at least a portion of the ions in the second ion packet to undergo fragmentation or reaction,
and to route the second ion packet to a second ion confinement cell of the plurality of ion confinement cells;

wherein the first packet of ions is routed to the first ion confinement cell without passing through the second confinement
cell, and further wherein the second packet of ions is routed to the second confinement cell without passing through the first
confinement cell;

the ion interface device being configured to release each ion packet to the at least one pulsed mass analyzer after the packet
has been confined in the ion confinement cell for a prescribed confinement period, wherein the first and second ion confinement
cells release ions to a common pulsed mass analyzer.

US Pat. No. 9,830,514

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN TYPES OF VEGETATION USING NEAR INFRARED COLOR PHOTOS

Weyerhaeuser NR Company, ...

1. A computer system for producing an image in which conifers can be distinguished from hardwoods in a region of interest,
comprising:
a computer readable memory for storing programmed instructions that can be executed by a processor;
one or more processors that are configured to execute the programmed instructions in order to:
receive digital aerial image data for a region of interest including data in at least a near infrared (NIR) spectral band,
a red spectral band and a green spectral band;

stretch the near infrared (NIR) spectral band data by defining NIR spectral band data having values that are less than a threshold
NIR value selected to eliminate unwanted land covers/uses in the digital aerial image as having a zero value and by mapping
NIR spectral band data having values that are greater than the threshold NIR value into a larger output range of NIR values
to increase a variation of NIR values that represent vegetation in the digital aerial image;

apply the stretched NIR spectral band data to one of a red, green or blue channel and the red spectral band data to another
of the red, green or blue channel and the green spectral data to another of the red, green or blue channel to define a number
of colored pixels;

compute objective vegetation index (OVI) values at locations corresponding to the colored pixels by dividing the stretched
NIR spectral band data at each pixel location by the red spectral band data at the same pixel location;

determine a color for each OVI value based on the average color of the colored pixels that correspond to the same OVI value;
and

produce a color image of the OVI values with their respective colors in which conifers can be distinguished from hardwoods
in the region of interest.

US Pat. No. 9,829,736

DISPLAY DEVICE

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display device comprising:
a liquid-crystal panel with one surface on which an image is displayed;
an optical sheet member disposed opposite to another surface of the liquid-crystal panel and comprising multiple stacked optical
sheets emitting light from a light source toward the liquid-crystal panel; and

a diffusion sheet, provided between the liquid-crystal panel and the optical sheet member, for diffusing light entering through
the optical sheet member and making the light enter the liquid-crystal panel,

wherein the diffusion sheet comprises a first surface in contact with the another surface of the liquid-crystal display panel
and a second surface opposed to a first surface of the optical sheet member, and the optical sheet member comprises an optical
sheet member-diffusion sheet, located on the diffusion sheet side so as to constitute the first surface of the optical sheet
member to be directly opposed to the diffusion sheet, for diffusing the light from the light source and emitting the light
to the diffusion sheet, and a gap is formed between the diffusion sheet and the optical sheet member-diffusion sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,829,666

ULTRA-HIGH DENSITY PATCH SYSTEMS

Telect, Inc., Liberty La...

1. A data communication apparatus comprising:
a frame having an access side;
a splice tray removeably received in the access side, the splice tray having capacity to receive at least about 288 fiber
terminations;

a chassis received in a left side or right side of the access side;
a plurality of patch trays having a capacity to collectively receive the at least about 288 fiber terminations, each patch
tray of the plurality of patch trays being slideably received in the chassis such that each patch tray of the plurality of
patch trays is slideably displaceable between a stowed position arranged in the chassis and an open position arranged out
in front of the chassis; and

a flexible member communicatively coupled to the chassis and coupled substantially at a center of a patch tray of the plurality
of patch trays, the flexible member maintaining a minimum bend radius of a respective portion of the at least about 288 fiber
terminations when the patch tray is slideably displaced between the stowed position and the open position.

US Pat. No. 9,829,395

AIR TEMPERATURE SENSOR ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE AND METHOD OF MEASURING AIR TEMPERATURE

ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.,...

1. An air temperature sensor arrangement for a vehicle comprising:
a temperature sensor housing having a base portion, an inlet and an outlet;
a main flow path defined by a non-porous continuously curvilinear wall, the main flow path extending from the inlet to the
outlet for separating particulate matter from an inlet airflow; and

a temperature sensor disposed within an internal cavity of the temperature sensor housing wherein the internal cavity is cylindrical
in shape and the internal cavity is positioned perpendicular to the main flow path, wherein the non-porous continuously curvilinear
wall is a solid, non-vented non-porous continuously curvilinear wall; and

an opening in the non-vented non-porous continuously curvilinear wall leading to the internal cavity, the opening having a
diameter equal to a diameter of the internal cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,828,077

METHODS AND UNDERWATER BASES FOR USING AUTONOMOUS UNDERWATER VEHICLE FOR MARINE SEISMIC SURVEYS

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. An underwater base for handling plural underwater vehicles equipped with seismic sensors for recording seismic signals
during a marine seismic survey, the underwater base comprising:
a storing part configured to store the plural underwater vehicles;
an inlet part located above the storing part and configured to control access of the plural underwater vehicles to the storing
part;

a control part configured to acoustically guide the plural underwater vehicles to the inlet part; and
a support part configured to support the control part, the storing part and the inlet part,
wherein the storing part receives the plural underwater vehicles as the plural underwater vehicles fall unassisted from the
inlet part into the storing part.

US Pat. No. 9,828,019

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A steering column assembly, comprising:
a jacket assembly; and
an energy absorption assembly coupled to the jacket assembly, the energy absorption assembly including:
a first mounting member having a first mounting member portion, a first arm that extends from the first mounting member portion
towards a first end of the first mounting member, and a second arm spaced apart from the first arm that extends from the first
mounting member portion towards the first end of the first mounting member, and

a second mounting member having a first surface that engages an underside of the first mounting member and a second surface
disposed opposite the first surface, the first surface, the first arm, the second arm, and the first mounting member portion
defining an energy absorption strap mounting region.

US Pat. No. 9,827,881

VEHICLE SEAT WITH ADJUSTABLE BACKREST

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

13. A vehicle seat, comprising:
a seat part having a seat part frame;
a left support, a middle support, and a right support, wherein each support has a lower end pivotally connected to the seat
part frame, and each support has an upper end, and wherein the middle support has a guide rail and a moving element configured
to move along the guide rail between a first position and a second position along a longitudinal length of the middle support;

a left cross strut having a first end connected to the upper end of the left support and a second end connected to the moving
element; and

a right cross strut having a first end connected to the upper end of the right support and a second end connected to the moving
element.

US Pat. No. 9,832,912

COMPUTER SERVER HEAT REGULATION UTILIZING INTEGRATED PRECISION AIR FLOW

DHK Storage, LLC, Herndo...

1. A server facility comprising:
a building defining an enclosed building interior and having building inlet conduit for sealed movement of gas within said
building and outlet conduit for exhausting gas to a heat reservoir;

a server rack stand comprising lateral support members defining an interior void and an airflow inlet passage, in fluid communication
with said building inlet conduit, and an airflow outlet passage, in fluid communication with said building outlet conduit;

a substantially sealed computer, adapted to releasably affix between lateral support members of said server rack stand, having
case defining an airflow inlet opening and an airflow outlet opening dimensioned to be positioned upon said affixation proximate
to said airflow inlet passage and said airflow outlet passage, respectively;

server conduit forming a sealed connection between said airflow inlet opening and said airflow inlet passage, and said airflow
opening outlet and said airflow outlet passage;

an airflow source for urging air from said building inlet conduit to said heat reservoir.

US Pat. No. 9,832,911

AIR HANDLING UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

Airedale International Ai...

1. An air handling unit comprising:
an enclosure defining a rectangular prism;
a return air inlet arranged in a first quadrant of the enclosure;
a supply air outlet arranged in a second quadrant of the enclosure opposite the first quadrant;
an ambient cooling air inlet arranged in a third quadrant of the enclosure;
an ambient cooling air outlet arranged in a fourth quadrant of the enclosure opposite the third quadrant; and
a cross-flow air to air heat exchanger generally centrally located within the enclosure, wherein the second quadrant and the
third quadrant are located in the lower half of the enclosure and the first quadrant and the fourth quadrant are located in
the upper half of the enclosure;

a make-up air section arranged between the second quadrant and the fourth quadrant;
a plurality of supply air blowers located within the second quadrant;
a plurality of exhaust air blowers located within the fourth quadrant;
a first make-up air flow path extending through the make-up air section from a first location within the fourth quadrant and
downstream of the exhaust air blowers to a second location within the second quadrant and upstream of the supply air blowers;
and

a second make-up air flow path extending through the make-up air section from the exterior of the enclosure to the second
location.

US Pat. No. 9,832,908

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:
a plurality of vent holes provided on a side face of the electronic apparatus and configured to communicate an inside and
an outside of the electronic apparatus with each other therethrough;

a fan configured to suck or discharge air through the plurality of vent holes;
a first groove formed on the side face and extending in a forward and rearward direction; the plurality of vent holes being
formed on an inner face of the first groove of the side face;

a second groove is formed on a rear face of the electronic apparatus so as to extend in a leftward and rightward direction
and connect at an end portion thereof to a rear end of the first groove;

a third groove is formed on a front face of the electronic apparatus so as to extend in a leftward and rightward direction;
and

at least one of an aperture for exposing a connector therethrough and a vent hole is formed on an inner face of the second
groove.

US Pat. No. 9,832,897

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A MODULAR MULTI-PANEL DISPLAY SYSTEM

ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method of assembling a modular multi-panel display system, the method comprising:
receiving from a first location a plurality of integrated display panel sub-assemblies comprising a plurality of display panels
detachably mounted to a mechanical support structure, each sub-assembly including a plurality of display panels arranged in
an array, wherein each display panel comprises a waterproof outer front surface and includes:

a shell comprising a hollow region therein;
an array of light emitting diodes comprising a plurality of rows of light emitting diodes and a plurality of columns of light
emitting diodes so as to form a display panel surface;

circuitry coupled to the array of light emitting diodes and disposed within the hollow region of the shell; and
a power converter electrically coupled to the circuitry, wherein the power converter is configured to receive an alternating
current (AC) at an input and to output a direct current (DC); and

at a second location remote from the first location, building the modular multi-panel display system by assembling the sub-assemblies
into an integrated display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,832,288

EXTREMELY HIGH FREQUENCY CONVERTER

KEYSSA, INC., Campbell, ...

1. A system comprising:
a dielectric channel configured to receive an extremely high frequency (EHF) electromagnetic signal;
a first EHF protocol converter comprising a first portion of the dielectric channel, the first portion of the dielectric channel
comprising a first electromagnetic signal port located on a first external surface of the first EHF protocol converter and
a second electromagnetic signal port located on a second external surface of the first EHF protocol converter, the first EHF
protocol converter coupled to receive a first portion of the received EHF electromagnetic signal from the first portion of
the dielectric channel; and

a second EHF protocol converter comprising a second portion of the dielectric channel, the second portion of the dielectric
channel comprising a third electromagnetic signal port located on a first external surface of the second EHF protocol converter,
the first external surface of the second EHF protocol converter mechanically and matingly received by the second external
surface of the first EHF protocol converter, the second EHF protocol converter coupled to receive a second portion of the
received EHF electromagnetic signal from the second portion of the dielectric channel.

US Pat. No. 9,832,138

METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC MANAGEMENT CAPACITY AND PLACEMENT FOR GLOBAL SERVICES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method for providing web service instances to support traffic demands for a particular web service
in a large-scale distributed system, the method comprising:
determining a peak historical service load for the web service;
determining service load capacity for each existing web service instance;
determining a sum of the service load capacities of the existing web service instances;
calculating a remaining service load after subtracting the sum of the service load capacities of the existing web service
instances from the peak historical service load for the web service;

determining a number of additional web service instances based on the remaining service load;
determining locations for the additional web service instances; and
creating the additional web service instances at the determined locations of the large-scale distributed system.

US Pat. No. 9,831,540

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED CHIP DEVICE PERFORMANCE

Aviat U.S., Inc., Milpit...

1. A microwave radio subsystem, the microwave radio subsystem comprising:
a chip device having a first side, a second side opposite the first side, and a via through the chip device from the first
side to the second side, the chip device configured to process microwave frequency signals;

an electrical trace on the second side of the chip device;
an electrical path on the first side of the chip device, the electrical path including one or more tuning stubs, each tuning
stub having a first size, a first shape, and a first location, the first size, the first shape, and the first location controlling
a first impedance of the electrical path;

an electrical through-chip device interconnect configured to provide an electrical connection between the electrical trace
on the second side of the chip device and the electrical path on the first side of the of the chip device, the electrical
through-chip device interconnect having a first end coupled to the electrical path and a second end coupled to the electrical
trace; and

a clearance region disposed around a reference region on the second side of the chip device and not disposed on the first
side of the chip device, the clearance region having a second size and a second shape, the second size and the second shape
controlling a second impedance of the clearance region, the first size, the first shape and the first location of the one
or more tuning stubs, and the second size and the second shape of the clearance region being selected to substantially reduce
impedance mismatch between the electrical trace and the electrical path and to reduce return loss of the microwave frequency
signals.

US Pat. No. 9,831,453

FOUR-TERMINAL GATE-CONTROLLED THIN-FILM ORGANIC THYRISTOR

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

23. A thyristor, comprising:
a two-layer semiconductor area that comprises a hole transport layer (HTL) and an adjacent electron transport layer (ETL);
a source terminal coupled to the HTL and the ETL;
a drain terminal coupled to the HTL and the ETL;
an emitter terminal coupled to the HTL;
a dielectric layer coupled to the source terminal, the drain terminal, and the ETL; and
a gate terminal coupled to the dielectric layer, wherein the thyristor is configured to exhibit negative differential resistance
(NDR) characteristics controllable by one or more of the gate terminal and the drain terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,831,414

SURFACE MOUNTED PIEZOELECTRIC VIBRATOR

Daishinku Corporation, H...

1. A piezoelectric vibrator, comprising:
a base with insulating properties, having a rectangular outer shape in plan view, the base including a plurality of ceramic
substrate layers stacked in at least three layers and castellations extending in vertical directions and respectively formed
at four corners of the rectangular shapes of the plurality of ceramic substrate layers, the base further including a housing
portion having a plurality of internal terminal pads formed therein, and an exterior portion having at least four external
terminals formed on an outer bottom surface thereof;

an integrated circuit element electrically connected to a part of the plurality of internal terminal pads; and
a piezoelectric vibration element electrically connected to another part of the plurality of internal terminal pads and further
electrically connected to the integrated circuit element, wherein

the four external terminals are formed proximate to and in non-contact with the castellations formed at the four corners,
and one of the four external terminals constitutes an external terminal for output of alternating current,

the part and the another part of the plurality of internal terminal pads are formed on respective surfaces of the ceramic
substrate layers which are different layers (hereinafter, different layer surfaces),

externally exposed wiring patterns that provide connection between the part of the plurality of internal terminal pads and
the another part of the plurality of internal terminal pads are formed on upper surfaces of first and second castellations
alone, the first and second castellations being provided at one of pairs of corners among the four corners of the rectangular
shape of the ceramic substrate layer constituting a middle layer between the ceramic substrate layers respectively constituting
uppermost and lowermost layers of the ceramic substrate layers stacked in at least three layers,

the first castellation is a castellation located opposite to a third castellation in a long-side direction of the base, the
third castellation being provided at one of the four corners of the rectangular shape proximate to the external terminal for
output of alternating current, and

the second castellation is a castellation provided at one of the four corners diagonally opposite to the third castellation
on the rectangular shape of the base in plan view.

US Pat. No. 9,829,588

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUGMENTING LOW-FREQUENCY RANGE OF SEISMIC SURVEY

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A resonant source for generating low-frequency seismic waves, the resonant source comprising:
a frame;
a reaction mass configured to oscillate relative to the frame;
a resonant suspension system connecting the reaction mass to the frame and including at least a coil spring; and
a spring clamp system connected to the at least coil spring, between ends of the at least coil spring of the resonant suspension
system and configured to modify a resonant frequency of the resonant suspension system,

wherein the resonant suspension system is configured to allow the reaction mass to oscillate relative to the frame with a
corresponding resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,829,162

STRING LAMP

DONGGUAN FAYEUNG LIGHTING...

1. A string lamp, comprising: a bulb with two lamp pins extending out from a lower end thereof; a lamp holder configured for
receiving and holding a lower part of the bulb and defining at least one wire hole in a lower part thereof, the two lamp pins
passing through the at least one wire hole; a capacitor with two connecting pins extending out from a bottom end thereof,
the two connecting pins being folded outwardly towards opposite sides of the capacitor firstly and then upwardly to attach
an outside wall of the capacitor; two separately arranged conductive pieces, each of which electrically connected to a wire;
and a hollow connecting base configured for accommodating the two conductive pieces and detachably receiving the capacitor
and at least a part of the lamp holder; wherein each conductive piece is electrically contacted with a corresponding one of
the two lamp pins and a corresponding one of the two connecting pins, so as to realize parallel connection of the bulb and
the capacitor; the capacitor and the lamp holder is configured in the connecting base in a separably embedded mode, wherein
the capacitor is substantially cylindrical and is configured under the lamp holder, the hollow connecting base defines a substantially
cylindrical cavity for receiving and holding the capacitor to prevent undesirable movement of the capacitor relative to an
inner wall of the hollow connecting base, each connecting pin of the capacitor is clamped between the outside wall of the
capacitor and a corresponding one of the two conductive pieces, and wherein the capacitor is an electrolytic capacitor with
a high reverse breakdown voltage 2˜16 volts, wherein the string lamp further comprises a fixed seat configured for containing
the capacitor, wherein the fixed seat comprises a substantially U-shaped clamping piece configured for being inserted by a
low part of the lamp holder and two second guide blocks arranged on two unsealed sides of the U-shaped clamping piece, a slot
or two wire holes for the connecting pins of the capacitor to extend out are formed in the bottom of the U-shaped clamping
piece or the lower parts of the two second guide blocks, and the connecting pins are bent upwards after extending out from
the slot or the two wire holes and are tightly attached to outside walls of the second guide blocks.

US Pat. No. 9,828,652

HIGHLY FORMABLE AUTOMOTIVE ALUMINUM SHEET WITH REDUCED OR NO SURFACE ROPING AND A METHOD OF PREPARATION

Novelis Inc., Atlanta, G...

1. An aluminum alloy comprising about 0.20-1.0 wt. % Si, 0.11-0.40 wt. % Fe, 0.0-0.23 wt. % Cu, 0.0-0.22 wt. % Mn, 0.50-0.83
wt. % Mg, 0.0-0.25 wt. % Cr, 0.0-0.006 wt. % Ni, 0.0-0.15 wt. % Zn, 0.0-0.17 wt. % Ti, up to 0.15 wt. % impurities, with the
remainder as Al, wherein the aluminum alloy comprises a yield strength of at least 100 MPa when the aluminum alloy is in a
T4 temper.
US Pat. No. 9,826,735

PERACETIC ACID TYPE STERILIZING COMPOSITION SOLUTION AND METHOD FOR STERILIZING CONTAINERS

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A sterilizing composition solution containing peracetic acid, acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and catalase enzyme, wherein
said sterilizing solution has a pH in a range of 3.0 to 5.0, said catalase enzyme is contained in an amount of 0.1 to 10 ?g/ml,
a concentration of said peracetic acid is 500 to 10,000 ppm, and a concentration of said hydrogen peroxide is less than 500
ppm.
US Pat. No. 9,827,256

COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF ZOLEDRONIC ACID OR RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING LOWER BACK PAIN

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating chronic low back pain comprising orally administering zoledronic acid to a human being in need thereof,
wherein the amount of zoledronic acid orally administered to the human being within a period of about one month is about 400
mg to about 500 mg.
US Pat. No. 9,827,170

TOOTHPASTE COMPOSITIONS WITH REDUCED ABRASIVITY

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A toothpaste composition comprising:
(a) a binder; (b) a surface active agent; (c) an abrasive; (d) a humectant; and (d) water;wherein:(i) the abrasive is calcium carbonate;(ii) the binder is a cellulose gum; and(iii) the composition comprises 25 to 55 wt % calcium carbonate, 40 to 60 wt % water, 0.8 to 3.0 wt % of the surface active
agent, and 1.0 to 3.0 wt % of the binderwherein the composition additionally comprises 0.5 to 7.0 wt % of non-colloidal microcrystalline cellulose, colloidal microcrystalline
cellulose or a mixture thereof and wherein the composition has an initial viscosity of from about 80,000 to about 180,000
centipoise.

US Pat. No. 9,832,796

MULTI-EGRESS BACKHAUL

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing backhaul capacity in an ad-hoc mesh network, comprising:
attaching, at a first mobile base station that is a node of an ad-hoc mesh network, to a macro cell;
measuring, at the first mobile base station, at least one of a backhaul signal quality with the macro cell and a throughput
to the macro cell;

reporting, from the first mobile base station to a coordinating node, information comprising at least two of: a signal quality
parameter, a physical position of the first mobile base station, a cell identifier of the macro cell, and the measured throughput;

receiving, at the first mobile base station, an instruction to advertise a backhaul connection from the first mobile base
station to the macro cell to other nodes in the ad-hoc mesh network, thereby providing an increase in overall backhaul capacity
of the ad-hoc mesh network;

determining whether the macro cell is currently in use as a backhaul connection for the ad-hoc mesh network, and whether the
macro cell information exceeds a minimum quality threshold; and

sending, to the first mobile base station, an instruction to advertise the backhaul connection from the first mobile base
station to the macro cell to other nodes in the ad-hoc mesh network.

US Pat. No. 9,832,187

MANAGING DISPLAY OF PRIVATE INFORMATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an incoming communication that includes an image;
determining, based at least in part on an object identified in the image being associated with private information, that the
incoming communication includes private information, wherein identifying that the object included in the image is associated
with private information comprises:

determining a portion of image data from the image;
determining an image signature that represents the portion of selected image data;
determining a confidence value that indicates a likelihood that the image signature matches an object signature associated
with private information; and

determining that the incoming communication includes private information in response to determining that the confidence value
is greater than a predetermined value;

receiving motion data generated by one or more motion sensors of a wearable computing device that corresponds to a movement
of the wearable computing device;

determining, based on the received motion data, whether a user of the wearable computing device is likely viewing a display
of the wearable computing device; and

responsive to determining that the user is likely viewing the display of the wearable computing device, outputting, for display
at the wearable computing device, the private information.

US Pat. No. 9,831,761

SPEEDY DISCHARGING CIRCUIT AND POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS WITH SPEEDY DISCHARGING CIRCUIT

Chicony Power Technology ...

1. A speedy discharging circuit applied to a power supply, the speedy discharging circuit electrically connected to the power
supply, the power supply comprising a power output side and an output side capacitor, the output side capacitor electrically
connected to the power output side, the speedy discharging circuit comprising:
an energy consuming unit electrically connected to the power output side and the output side capacitor;
a switch unit electrically connected to the energy consuming unit; and
a switch control unit electrically connected to the switch unit,
wherein when the switch control unit receives a sleep signal, the switch control unit turns on the switch unit, so that the
output side capacitor discharges to the energy consuming unit;

wherein the switch control unit comprises:
a charging-discharging subunit electrically connected to the switch unit; and
wherein when the charging-discharging subunit is charged by the sleep signal and the charging-discharging subunit is not fully
charged, the switch unit is turned on, so that the output side capacitor discharges to the energy consuming unit.

US Pat. No. 9,831,557

BROADBAND CIRCULARLY POLARIZED ANTENNA USING METASURFACE

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A broadband circularly polarized antenna using a metasurface, the antenna comprising:
a lower substrate;
an upper substrate stacked on the lower substrate;
a radiator located between the lower substrate and the upper substrate, having a rectangular patch shape in which two triangular
removed parts are formed by removing opposite corners in a triangular shape, and including an extended strip configured to
extend so as to have a predetermined width and length from one end of a hypotenuse of one triangular removed part of the triangular
removed parts and having a feed hole formed therein; and

the metasurface formed on an upper surface of the upper substrate and including a plurality of unit cells.

US Pat. No. 9,829,089

HYDRAULIC PRESSURE CONTROL APPARATUS

KEIHIN CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A hydraulic pressure control apparatus comprising:
a working oil passage including an inlet port;
a first pressure regulating valve configured to reduce an initial oil pressure of a working oil introduced from the inlet
port to a reduced oil pressure;

a single solenoid-operated valve supplied with an electric current and the reduced oil pressure reduced by the first pressure
regulating valve, the single solenoid-operated valve configured to convert the reduced oil pressure into a solenoid pressure
in accordance with the electric current supplied to a single solenoid of the single solenoid-operated valve; and

a second pressure regulating valve supplied with the solenoid pressure from the solenoid-operated valve, the second pressure
regulating valve converting the initial oil pressure of the working oil introduced from the inlet port into an actuating pressure
in accordance with the solenoid pressure,

wherein:
the first pressure regulating valve, the single solenoid-operated valve, and the second pressure regulating valve are spool
valves formed in a single body including the working oil passage;

a first valve hole, a second valve hole, and a third valve hole, axes of which are arranged in parallel along a horizontal
direction, are formed in the single body, and a first valve rod of the first pressure regulating valve, a second valve rod
of the single solenoid-operated valve, and a third valve rod of the second pressure regulating valve are accommodated reciprocally
in each of the first valve hole, the second valve hole, and the third valve hole;

the single solenoid is exposed from an end of the second valve hole;
the first valve hole is interposed between the second valve hole and the third valve hole, and the first pressure regulating
valve is arranged between the single solenoid-operated valve and the second pressure regulating valve, and adjacent to the
single solenoid-operated valve; and

the single solenoid exposed from the end of the second valve hole extends parallel to the third valve rod housed in the single
body.

US Pat. No. 9,827,338

GRP-R AGONISTIC 177-LUTETIUM-LABELED BOMBESIN DERIVATIVES FOR DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF PROSTATE CANCER

Korea Atomic Energy Resea...

1. A bombesin derivatives represented by the following Chemical Formula 2:

[In Chemical Formula 2,
n is an integer of 1 to 3,
m is an integer of 1 to 5,
R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen or [c1-c5]alkyl,

X is a metal chelator and G is a glucose group or derivatives thereof,] and
A: *-Gln-Trp-Ala-Val-Gly-His-Leu-Met-NH2.

US Pat. No. 9,827,163

FLUID TRANSFER DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

ICU Medical, Inc., San C...

1. A fluid transfer module for use with a substantially entirely closed system for the transfer of medical fluids between
or among different medical fluid containers by an electronically controlled fluid dispensing system, the fluid transfer module
configured to be removably attachable to the electronically controlled fluid dispensing system, the fluid transfer module
comprising:
a first interface configured to be connected in fluid communication with a fluid source container, the first interface comprising
a valve member movable between a closed position and an open position, the valve member configured to be in the open position
when the fluid source container is attached to the first interface, and the valve member configured to close automatically
when the fluid source container is detached from the first interface, wherein in the closed position the valve member is configured
to substantially entirely prevent fluid within the fluid transfer module from escaping through the first interface;

a second interface configured to be connected in fluid communication with a fluid destination container, the second interface
comprising a valve member movable between a closed position and an open position, the valve member configured to be in the
open position when the fluid destination container is attached to the second interface, and the valve member configured to
close automatically when the fluid destination container is detached from the second interface, wherein in the closed position
the valve member is configured to substantially entirely prevent fluid within the fluid transfer module from escaping through
the second interface;

an intermediate container or an intermediate interface configured to be connected to an intermediate container;
a valve system having a first configuration configured to permit the passage of fluid from the first interface to the intermediate
container or the intermediate interface and to inhibit the passage of fluid from the second interface to the intermediate
container or the intermediate interface, and a second configuration configured to permit the passage of fluid from the intermediate
container or the intermediate interface to the second interface and to inhibit the passage of fluid from the intermediate
container or the intermediate interface to the first interface; and

a sensor region positioned between the valve system and the intermediate container or the intermediate interface such that
the sensor region is configured to permit a bubble sensor of the electronically controlled fluid dispensing system to detect
air in a fluid passageway of the fluid transfer module;

wherein the fluid transfer module is configured to be attachable and detachable by a user from the electronically controlled
fluid dispensing system; and

wherein the fluid transfer module is configured to substantially prevent fluid within the fluid transfer module from escaping
upon disconnection of the fluid transfer module from the fluid source container and the fluid destination container.

US Pat. No. 9,826,763

STABILIZER COMPOSITION OF MICROCRYSTALLINE CELLULOSE AND CARBOXYMETHYLCELLULOSE, METHOD FOR MAKING, AND USES

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A stabilizer composition comprising
a. microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), and
b. a mixture of a first carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) having a DS of 0.45-0.85 in an amount of 5% to 25% by weight of the
total composition and a second carboxymethyl cellulose having a DS of 0.9-1.5 in an amount of 2%-20% by weight of the total
composition,
wherein the MCC of part (a) and the CMC of part (b) are present in a ratio of from 50:50 to 95:5 (MCC:CMC), and wherein the
stabilizer composition has an initial viscosity of at least 750 cps, a set-up viscosity of at least 3200 cps, and a set-up
gel strength G? of at least 20 Pa when dispersed in water at 2.6% solids concentration;
and wherein the composition is made by the following sequential process steps:
1. co-extruding a microcrystalline cellulose wetcake with a first carboxymethyl cellulose having a DS of 0.45-0.85 for sufficient
attrition and interaction;

2. either
i) blending a second carboxymethyl cellulose having a DS of 0.9-1.5 into the product of step 1, followed by extruding; or
ii) preparing a water dispersion comprising the microcrystalline cellulose:carboxymethyl cellulose extrudate of step 1 and
a second carboxymethyl cellulose having a DS of 0.9-1.5; and

3. drying the product of step 2.

US Pat. No. 9,832,914

STRUCTURE FOR SHIELDING ELECTRONOMAGNETIC WAVES

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A structure for shielding electromagnetic waves comprising:
an electromagnetic wave generator configured to generate electromagnetic waves;
a shielding structure configured to surround at least a portion of the electromagnetic wave generator; and
a metal layer provided on inner surfaces of upper and side portions of the shielding structure, the metal layer having a predetermined
surface roughness,

wherein the surface roughness of the inner surface of the upper portion of the shielding structure is in a range of 5.0 to
7.0 ?m, and the surface roughness of the inner surface of the side portion of the shielding structure is in a range of 0.1
to 3.0 ?m,

wherein the surface roughness of the upper portion of the shielding structure and the surface roughness of the side portion
of the shielding structure are different from each other, and

wherein the shielding structure has an electromagnetic wave shielding efficiency in a range of 72.1˜75.4 for electromagnetic
waves having a frequency band of 30 MHz to 1 GHz, and the shielding structure has an electromagnetic wave shielding efficiency
in a range of 28.3˜33.4 for electromagnetic waves having a frequency band of 1.1 GHz˜10 GHz.

US Pat. No. 9,832,885

CIRCUIT BOARD, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CIRCUIT BOARD

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A circuit board comprising:
a first insulating layer;
a circuit pattern disposed on an upper surface of the first insulating layer and comprising a circuit patter portion and a
connection pad portion;

a second insulating layer made of a solder resist and formed on the first insulating layer and the circuit pattern so as to
cover the circuit pattern, the second insulating layer having an opening formed therein to expose at least a portion of the
connection pad portion; and

a contact pad formed on an upper surface of the second insulating layer and on an inner wall of the opening, one end of the
contact pad being in contact with the connection pad portion to be electrically connected to the connection pad portion.

US Pat. No. 9,832,318

MESSAGE MANAGEMENT AND NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

Securus Technologies, Inc...

1. A method for providing a resident of a controlled-environment facility with voice messaging, the method comprising:
receiving from the resident a request for a voice communication with a non-resident of the controlled-environment facility;
initiating a call request to the non-resident, wherein the call request is a dialed call directed to a phone number associated
with the non-resident;

determining that the non-resident has not accepted the call request;
allowing the resident to record a voice message for the non-resident; and
sending a notification of the voice message to the phone number associated with the non-resident, wherein the notification
identifies the resident and wherein the notification includes a unique URL (Uniform Resource Locator) that directs the non-resident
to a voice message retrieval system, wherein the unique URL is configured to function only when selected using a device that
has been assigned the phone number associated with the non-resident.

US Pat. No. 9,832,206

SYSTEM, METHOD AND AUTHORIZATION DEVICE FOR BIOMETRIC ACCESS CONTROL TO DIGITAL DEVICES

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A method for authenticating and continuously verifying an authorized user of a digital device comprising:
attaching an authentication device to an arm or wrist of the authorized user, the authentication device comprising:
at least one accelerometer;
a digital radio; and
a processor configured to provide identity information associated with the authentication device over the digital radio, and
to transmit motion data, the motion data comprising data selected from the group consisting of data including readings from
the at least one accelerometer, and motion characteristic data derived from readings from the at least one accelerometer;

receiving and verifying identity information associated with the authorized user transmitted by the authentication device;
receiving a received input from an input apparatus selected from the group consisting of a touchscreen, touchpad, mouse, and
a keyboard of the digital device;

receiving and recording the motion data during time intervals when the received input was entered;
authenticating the authorized user and verifying the authentication device is attached to the arm or wrist of the authorized
user by correlating the received input with the motion data recorded during time intervals when the received input was entered;
and

permitting access to the digital device after a successful authentication.

US Pat. No. 9,832,058

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SCRAMBLING CONTROL FIELD INFORMATION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A wireless device for transmitting a frame, comprising:
one or more memories; and
one or more processors coupled to the one or more memories, the one or more processors configured to cause:
generating a high-efficiency (HE) physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) including an HE signal B (HE-SIG-B) field that
immediately follows an HE signal A (HE-SIG- A) field and immediately precedes an HE short training field (HE-STF), wherein
the generating comprises:

generating coded HE-SIG-B bits, interleaving the coded HE-SIG-B bits to generate interleaved HE-SIG-B bits, modulating the
interleaved HE-SIG-B bits to generate N modulated symbols, N being a positive integer, generating N phase-rotated symbols
by applying a first set of N phase rotation values to the N modulated symbols respectively, and by applying a second set of
N phase rotation values to the N modulated symbols respectively, wherein the second set of N phase rotation values is different
from the first set of N phase rotation values, and

transforming the N phase-rotated symbols to an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol of the HE-SIG-B field;
and

transmitting the HE PPDU;
wherein the coded HE-SIG-B bits belong to a 20 MHz HE-SIG-B unit of the HE-SIG-B field,
wherein at least two complex values in the first set of N phase rotation values scrambling sequence are different resulting
in different phase rotations, and each phase rotation value in the second set of N phase rotation values has the same value
corresponding to the 20 MHz HE-SIG-B unit to each of the modulated symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,831,632

LASER COMPONENT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING IT

OSRAM Opto Semiconductor ...

1. A laser component comprising a housing, the housing comprising a base surface and side walls perpendicular to the base
surface,
wherein a first contact pin and a third contact pin are arranged in a first side wall,
a second contact pin and a fourth contact pin are arranged in a second side wall being opposed to the first side wall,
a first carrier block and a second carrier block are arranged parallel to each other at the base surface,
a first laser chip is arranged on a longitudinal side of the first carrier block and a further laser chip is arranged on a
longitudinal side of the second carrier block,

an emission direction of the first laser chip and of the further laser chip is oriented perpendicular to the base surface,
the first carrier block and the second carrier block each comprise a first contact region and a second contact region arranged
on longitudinal sides of the carrier blocks,

each first contact region and each second contact region comprises a first face and a second face, the first face and the
second face electrically conductively connected to one another and oriented perpendicular to each other,

the first laser chip electrically conductively connects to the first faces of the first contact region and of the second contact
region of the first carrier block,

the further laser chip electrically conductively connects to the first faces of the first contact region and of the second
contact region of the second carrier block,

the second face of the first contact region of the first carrier block electrically conductively connects to the first contact
pin,

the second face of the second contact region of the first carrier block electrically conductively connects to the second contact
pin,

the second face of the first contact region of the second carrier block electrically conductively connects to the third contact
pin, and

the second face of the second contact region of the second carrier block electrically conductively connects to the fourth
contact pin.

US Pat. No. 9,831,487

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE FILM

INKTEC CO., LTD., Gyeong...

1. A method for producing a transparent electrode film, the method comprising:
forming an electrode pattern by printing an electrode pattern on a release film using a metal ink composition;
forming an insulating layer by applying a curable resin on the release film on which the electrode pattern has been formed;
after forming the insulating layer, removing the release film;
managing residue metal ink composition by removing a residue metal ink composition that remains between the electrode pattern
when printing the electrode pattern at the forming an electrode pattern, after the removing of the release film; and

forming a conductive layer by applying a conductive material on the electrode pattern from which the release film has been
removed, wherein the insulating layer serves as a substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,831,467

ENCAPSULATED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND ENCAPSULATION METHOD

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. An encapsulated semiconductor device comprising a flexible substrate and a semiconductor arrangement provided on the flexible
substrate,
wherein a barrier layer is provided between the semiconductor arrangement and the flexible substrate and an encapsulation
layer is provided at least partially covering the semiconductor arrangement,

wherein the barrier layer successively comprises, in a direction from the flexible substrate towards the semiconductor arrangement,
an outer inorganic barrier layer, an organic barrier layer, and an inner inorganic barrier layer,

wherein the encapsulation layer includes an outer inorganic encapsulation layer, an organic encapsulation layer and an inner
inorganic encapsulation layer in this order;

wherein the outer inorganic barrier layer extends beyond the organic barrier layer and a lateral surface of the organic encapsulation
layer and the outer inorganic encapsulation layer abuts a main surface of the outer inorganic barrier layer opposite the substrate;

wherein the organic barrier layer extends beyond the inner inorganic barrier layer and a lateral surface of the inner inorganic
encapsulation layer of the encapsulation layer abuts a main surface of the organic barrier layer opposite the substrate, a
lateral surface of the organic barrier layer abutting a main surface of the organic encapsulation layer opposite the outer
inorganic encapsulation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,831,308

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING VERTICAL SEMICONDUCTOR PILLARS

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
a plurality of substantially vertical semiconductor pillars on a substrate; and
a mask layer overlying the plurality of semiconductor pillars;
wherein a contiguous portion of the hard mask layer connects two or more of the plurality of semiconductor pillars, and
wherein the plurality of semiconductor pillars form a plurality of nanowires.

US Pat. No. 9,830,206

CROSS-THREAD EXCEPTION HANDLING

Cray Inc., Seattle, WA (...

1. A method performed by a computing system for providing cross-thread event handling for structured event handling, the method
comprising:
under control of a source thread, executing instructions generated based on an event creation statement of a programming language,
the event creation statement including a thread identifier of a target thread, the instructions including instructions to
start a handler thread to handle the event in a current structured event handling context of the target thread

wherein the source thread, the target thread, and the handler thread are distinct threads, and
wherein the source thread provides the thread identifier of the target thread.

US Pat. No. 9,829,623

LIGHTING DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A lighting device, comprising:
a plurality of light guide plates which have light emitting surfaces facing in a same direction for emitting incident light
and are arranged in planar shape, with a gap provided between the light guide plates; and

a light source directing light to at least one of portions at an edge of each of the light guide plates that are not opposed
to another light guide plate,

wherein a portion of the edge of each of the light guide plates where light enters from the light source has a fixed position,
and a portion of the edge of each of the light guide plates that is opposed to another light guide plate is not fixed in the
direction along the light emitting surface.

US Pat. No. 9,829,219

THERMOELECTRIC ARRANGEMENT FOR USE IN A COOLING SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND COOLING SYSTEM HAVING SUCH A THERMOELECTRIC ARRANGEMENT

Dr. Ing. h.c.f. Porsche A...

1. A thermoelectric arrangement for a cooling system (4, 6) of a motor vehicle comprising: a thermocouple (8) with a first, heat-outputting thermal element (10) having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, a second, heat-absorbing thermal element (12) having a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet and a conductor element (14) through which current flows, the second thermal element (12) being arranged in at least one heating circuit (48), a fluid inlet line (22) that is fluidically connected to the inlet of the first thermal element (10) and a fluid outlet line that is fluidically connected to the fluid outlet of the first thermal element (10), at least first and second cooling circuits (16, 18, 20), first and second upstream connecting lines (36, 40) connecting the respective first and second cooling circuits (16, 18) to the fluid inlet line (22), first and second upstream valve arrangements (24; 28; 32) in the respective first and second upstream connecting lines (36, 40), first and second downstream connecting lines (38, 40) connecting the fluid outlet line from the first thermal element (10) respectively to the first and second cooling circuits (16, 18), and first and second downstream valve arrangements (26; 30; 34) in the respective downstream connecting lines, wherein the respective upstream and downstream valve arrangements (24, 26; 28, 30; 32, 34) are configured so that, in first positions of the respective upstream and downstream valve arrangements (24, 26; 28, 30; 32, 34), the corresponding cooling circuit (16, 18, 20) is in communication with the first thermal element (10) and in second positions of the respective upstream and downstream valve arrangements (24, 26; 28, 30; 32, 34), the corresponding cooling circuit (16, 18, 20) bypasses the first thermal element (10).

US Pat. No. 9,829,132

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MULTIFUNCTION INTEGRATED CONNECTION HEAD ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE THEREOF

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A multifunction integrated connection head assembly structure, comprising:
a first connection head module including a first carrier body, at least two first fluid connectors passing through the first
carrier body, a first power connector passing through the first carrier body, and a first retaining body disposed on the first
carrier body; and

a second connection head module detachably connected with the first connection head module, wherein the second connection
head module includes a second carrier body detachably connected with the first carrier body, at least two second fluid connectors
passing through the second carrier body and respectively detachably connected with the at least two first fluid connectors,
a second power connector passing through the second carrier body and detachably electrically connected with the first power
connector, and a second retaining body disposed on the second carrier body and detachably mated with the first retaining body;

wherein each first fluid connector has a first inside connection portion and a first outside connection portion opposite to
the first inside connection portion and connected to a first external joint pipe, and each second fluid connector has a second
inside connection portion connected with the corresponding first inside connection portion and a second outside connection
portion opposite to the second inside connection portion and connected to a second external joint pipe;

wherein the first power connector includes a first inside conductive connection portion and a first outside conductive connection
portion opposite to the first inside conductive connection portion and electrically connected to a first external conductive
wire, and the second power connector includes a second inside conductive connection portion and electrically connected with
the first inside conductive connection portion and a second outside conductive connection portion opposite to the second inside
conductive connection portion and electrically connected to a second external conductive wire;

wherein the first retaining body includes an elastic member disposed on a top side of the first carrier body and a pressing
member detachably connected with the elastic member,

wherein the elastic member has a fixing portion fixedly disposed on the top side of the first carrier body, at least two elastic
arms extended from the fixing portion, and a movable portion connected with the at least two elastic arms, and the pressing
member has a pressing portion disposed under a bottom side of the first carrier body and separated from the first carrier
body by a predetermined distance, two extending portions respectively upwardly extended from two opposite lateral sides of
the pressing portion and inserted into the first carrier body, two clamping portions respectively upwardly extended from the
two extending portions for clamping the movable portion, two hook portions respectively forwardly extended from the two extending
portions, two first sliding portions respectively inwardly extended from the two extending portions, and two second sliding
portions respectively inwardly extended from the two extending portions, wherein the second retaining body has two hook grooves
for respectively receiving the two hook portions.

US Pat. No. 9,829,046

TOLERANCE RING

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Yo...

1. A tolerance ring comprising:
a base formed of a strip-shaped member approximately wound around into a ring shape; and
a plurality of projections aligned in at least one row along a winding direction of the base so as to protrude in a radial
direction from an outer peripheral surface of the base,

wherein each of the projections has a pair of opposing edges extending in the winding direction and a pair of opposing edges
extending in a width direction orthogonal to the winding direction each of which serves as a boundary between the projection
and the base, each projection being deformed outwards from the base of the ring, forming a continuous projection member,

wherein each projection includes:
a strip portion shaped like a strip, longitudinally-extending in the winding direction, and curved to be convex in the radial
direction, the strip portion comprising a pair of opposing front and rear edges extending in the width direction adjoining
the base, and a pair of opposing arcuate-shaped longitudinally-extending edges extending in the winding direction; and

a pair of opposing side joint portions each approximately shaped like a flat plate and comprising an edge adjoining a respective
one of the longitudinally-extending edges of the strip portion, and an arcuate-shaped longitudinally-extending base edge extending
in the winding direction adjoining the base,

wherein the opposing side joint portions of the projection each continuously extend between a respective one of the opposing
longitudinally-extending edges of strip portion and a respective one of the arcuate-shaped longitudinally extending base edges
and between the front and rear edges of the projection.

US Pat. No. 9,831,691

POWER STORAGE SYSTEM AND CELL PROTECTION METHOD WHICH PROTECTS THE CELL BY BOTH CUTTING FROM THE CELL PACK AND THE CELL PACK FROM THE SYSTEM

NEC ENERGY DEVICES, LTD.,...

1. A power storage system provided with a secondary cell pack and further including a system protection unit having a system
protection function that cuts the electrical connection between said secondary cell pack and the outside of said power storage
system; wherein:
said secondary cell pack comprises a secondary cell and a cell protection unit having a cell protection function that cuts
the electrical connection between said secondary cell and the outside of said secondary cell pack;

said cell protection unit monitors a state value that indicates the state of said secondary cell and controls execution of
said system protection function and said cell protection function based on said state value;

said cell protection unit executes said system protection function or said cell protection function based on said state value
when said state value diverges from a normal range that has been determined in advance;

when said state value diverges from said normal range, said cell protection unit executes said system protection function
or said cell protection function based on change of said state value when said state value is within a warning range that
is adjacent to said normal range, and executes said cell protection function when said state value is within a cell halt range
that is adjacent to said warning range and is not within said normal range; and

when said state value is within said warning range, said cell protection unit predicts a halt postponement time that extends
until protection of said secondary cell becomes necessary based on change of said state value, executes said system protection
function when said halt postponement time is longer than a system halt delay time that was determined in advance, and executes
said cell protection function when said halt postponement time is equal to or less than said system halt delay time.

US Pat. No. 9,831,056

PROTECTION DEVICE

Littelfuse Japan G.K., M...

4. A process for producing a protection device which comprises a resin base, a PTC component, a bimetal component, an arm
and an upper plate which are housed in a resin housing, the process comprising:
forming the resin base which is integrated with a terminal and has a space over the terminal by insert molding using the terminal
as an insert,

forming a resin base wall extending upward from the resin base,
superposing the PTC component, the bimetal component, the arm and the upper plate over the terminal in this order to form
an assembly thereof,

wherein the upper plate includes legs extending downward from opposing sides thereof and over the resin base wall in a parallel
relationship therewith, each of the legs having an opening formed therein, wherein protrusions extend perpendicularly from
the resin base wall through the openings, and

placing the assembly as an insert into a metal mold, and insert-molding a resin cover having a resin cover wall extending
downward from the resin cover in a state where the upper plate closes the space in the resin base, integrally bonding an outer
surface of the resin base wall with substantially an entire perimeter of an inner surface of the resin cover wall to define
the resin housing.

US Pat. No. 9,828,288

PERFORATED BURNER FOR A ROTARY KILN

CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORP...

1. A method comprising:
heating a flame holder having a plurality of perforations each extending from an input surface of the flame holder to an output
surface of the flame holder;

outputting fuel and oxidant from a first nozzle onto the input surface of the flame holder;
supporting a combustion reaction of the fuel and oxidant in the plurality of perforations; and
rotating an inclined kiln shell around the first nozzle and the flame holder.

US Pat. No. 9,828,036

ACTIVE GRILLE SHUTTER SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED RADAR

SRG GLOBAL INC., Troy, M...

1. An active grille shutter (AGS) system for a vehicle, the AGS system comprising:
a housing defining first, second, and third openings, the third opening being located between the first and second openings
and being configured to receive an object detection device that is configured to detect objects in front of the vehicle;

a first set of louvers arranged in the first opening;
a second set of louvers arranged in the second opening;
a linkage connecting the first and second sets of louvers and arranged about a perimeter of the third opening such that the
linkage does not obstruct a field of view of the object detection device; and

an actuator arranged at one end of the housing proximate an outer end of one of the first and second sets of louvers, the
actuator being configured to selectively open/close the first and second sets of louvers by driving the one of the first and
second sets of louvers.

US Pat. No. 9,827,574

MINERAL SEPARATION USING SIZED-, WEIGHT- OR MAGNETIC-BASED POLYMER BUBBLES OR BEADS

CiDRA CORPORATE SERVICES,...

1. Apparatus for use in, or forming part of, a separation process to be implemented in separation processor technology, the
apparatus comprising:
synthetic beads, each synthetic bead having body made of a synthetic material, the synthetic material comprising a polymer
or polymer-based material, said synthetic beads functionalized to attach to a valuable material in a mixture having water
so as to form an enriched synthetic beads having the valuable material attached thereto, and also configured to be separated
from the mixture based at least partly on a difference in a physical property between the enriched synthetic beads having
the valuable material attached thereto and the mixture, wherein the valuable material comprises mineral particles, and wherein
the polymer or polymer-based material comprises a surface configured with a hydrophobic silicone polymer, wherein the synthetic
beads are made from poly(methyl methacrylate).

US Pat. No. 9,827,061

TOUCH-FREE CATHETER USER INTERFACE CONTROLLER

Hansen Medical, Inc., Re...

1. A system configured to receive a user input and control an instrument based on the user input, the system comprising:
a wireless controller for receiving a user input, the wireless controller comprising:
a first body element including a first location measurement device, and
a second body element including a second location measurement device, wherein the first body element is movable relative to
the second body element in six degrees of freedom; and

a command interpreter configured to:
receive first location information from the first and second location measurement devices,
identify a first location of the first body element relative to the second body element from the first location information,
receive second location information from the first and second location measurement devices,
identify a second location of the first body element relative to the second body element from the second location information,
detect the user input based on the first location and the second location, the user input comprising motion of the first body
element relative to the second body element, and

determine a sequence of instrument commands for adjusting, in accordance with the user input, a position or orientation of
an instrument coupled to an instrument driver.

US Pat. No. 9,832,784

MCS TABLE ADAPTATION FOR LOW POWER ABS

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A terminal apparatus for transmitting data in a communication system, the terminal apparatus comprising:
a receiver which, in operation, receives scheduling information from a scheduling node, the scheduling information indicating
resources on which the terminal apparatus is scheduled to transmit data, the scheduling information including a set of modulation
and coding indicators;

a processor which, in operation, selects a modulation and coding indicator out of the received set of modulation and coding
indicators; and

a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the data modulated and coded in accordance with the selected modulation and coding
indicator to the scheduling node on the scheduled resources in accordance with a transmission power value of the data,

wherein,
when the transmission power value indicates a higher transmission power, a reference set of modulation and coding indicators
is included in the scheduling information, and

when the transmission power value indicates a lower transmission power, a first set of modulation and coding indicators is
included in the scheduling information, the first set of modulation and coding indicators including at least one modulation
and coding indicator indicative of a modulation order lower than a modulation order indicated by the same modulation and coding
indicator in the reference set of modulation coding indicators.

US Pat. No. 9,832,400

IMAGE SENSOR AND METHOD OF SENSING IMAGE

Dongbu HiTek Co., Ltd., ...

1. An image sensor comprising:
a pixel array including an active pixel area including active pixels, a first dark area at one or more sides of the active
pixel area in a column direction and including first dark pixels, and a second dark area at one or more sides of the active
pixel area in a row direction and including second dark pixels;

an offset extractor configured to extracting a final dark offset value; and
a corrector configured to correcting pixel data values of the active pixels based on the final dark offset value,
wherein the offset extractor extracts a per-column dark offset value, a global dark offset value, a per-row average and a
per-row noise value, selects one of the extracted per-column dark offset value and global dark offset value, and extracts
the final dark offset value from the per-row noise value and the selected one of the per-column dark offset value and the
global dark offset value,

the per-column dark offset value is a per-column average of the first dark pixels in each column of the first dark area, and
the global dark offset value is an average of all of the first dark pixels, and

the per-row average is a per-row average of the second dark pixels in each row of the second dark area, and the per-row noise
value is obtained from the global dark offset value and the per-row average.

US Pat. No. 9,832,188

VIRTUAL SMART CARD TO PERFORM SECURITY-CRITICAL OPERATIONS

Open Invention Network LL...

1. A method, comprising:
reading data associated with a unique identifier via a reader device, wherein the data comprises a key stream of digital data
bits associated with the unique identifier, the unique identifier related to a smart card;

identifying a user's smart card base address from a first portion of the digital data bits of the key stream; and
authenticating the user based on the unique identifier and results of the read data.

US Pat. No. 9,830,454

WEB APPLICATION SECURITY ACCESS METHOD, SERVER, AND CLIENT

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. An application store server for web application security access, comprising:
a memory comprising instructions; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein the instructions cause the processor to be configured to:
periodically detect whether a first source code of a web application in the application store server is consistent with a
second source code of the web application in a web server;

add an exception identifier to a version parameter of the first source code stored-on the application store server when the
first source code is inconsistent with the second source code;

receive an access request for accessing the web application from a client, wherein the access request comprises a user version
parameter for third source code for the web application installed on the client;

transmit prompt information to the client indicating a security risk in accessing the web application when detecting the exception
identifier in the version parameter of the first source code and associated with the user version parameter;

send, to the client, a push message indicating that the second source code has changed, and in response, receiving from the
client an operation instruction; and

execute the operation instruction on the web application, wherein the operation instruction causing to modify a second network
address of the second source code to a first network address of the first source code stored on the application store server,
thereby switching a network address of the web application to a secure version of the web application in the application store
server.

US Pat. No. 9,830,205

CLOUD RULES AND ALERTING FRAMEWORK

CERNER INNOVATION, INC., ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer storage media having computer executable instructions embodied thereon, that when executed
by one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform a method of providing cloud rules and
an alerting framework, the method comprising:
receiving one or more rules associated with an alerting framework and one or more healthcare information systems, the one
or more rules each designating an initiating application and at least one target application, each of the at least one target
applications being subscribed to the alerting framework;

associating one or more actions to the at least one target application, the one or more actions comprising initiating a change
in a workflow associated with at least one target application; and

monitoring the initiating application for a trigger associated with the one or more rules;
wherein the initiating application and the target application are not integrated except through the alerting framework.

US Pat. No. 9,829,259

HEAT EXCHANGER PLATE AND A PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A plate heat exchanger comprising a plurality of heat exchanger plates and configured to include first plate interspaces
for a first medium between first adjacent ones of the heat exchanger plates and second plate interspaces for a second medium
between second adjacent ones of the heat exchanger plates, each of the first plate interspaces having an extent bounded by
an outer periphery of the first plate interspace, and each of the second plate interspaces having an extent bounded by an
outer periphery of the second plate interspace, at least some of the plurality of heat exchanger plates each comprising:
a heat transfer area;
an edge area extending around and outside the heat transfer area;
a functional device configured to receive or produce a signal;
a communication module provided on the at least one of the heat exchanger plates in the edge area;
the communication module comprising an electronic circuit connected to the functional device and a module antenna;
the communication module being configured to permit wireless communication of said signal with a master unit via the module
antenna; and

the functional device comprising a line extending from the communication module, along at least a portion of the extent of
one of the first and second plate interspaces, to a position at the heat transfer area of the at least one of heat exchanger
plates.

US Pat. No. 9,828,279

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANUFACTURING AN OPTICAL PREFORM BY MEANS OF AN INTERNAL VAPOUR DEPOSITION PROCESS, AND A CORRESPONDING SUBSTRATE TUBE ASSEMBLY

Draka Comteq B.V., Amste...

1. A method for manufacturing a precursor for a primary preform by an internal vapor deposition process comprising:
providing a hollow substrate tube having a supply side and a discharge side;
supplying glass-forming precursors to the hollow substrate tube on the supply side thereof and moving an energy source along
a length of the hollow substrate tube thereby generating deposition conditions in the hollow substrate tube; and

depositing a plurality of glass layers on an inner surface of the substrate tube to form the precursor for a primary preform,
wherein:

an elongation tube is mounted over, and connected, in a substantially air-tight manner, to the hollow substrate tube at the
discharge side thereof such that the hollow substrate tube extends into an interior of the elongation tube, thereby defining
an overlapping region between the hollow substrate tube and the elongation tube;

an internal diameter of the elongation tube at the overlapping region is at least 0.5 millimeters larger than an external
diameter of the hollow substrate tube at the overlapping region; and

the elongation tube further comprises a hollow insertion tube positioned inside its inner diameter such that the hollow insertion
tube is aligned with and adjacent to the hollow substrate tube, the hollow insertion tube having an internal diameter greater
than or equal to an internal diameter of the hollow substrate tube.

US Pat. No. 9,827,932

BUMPER WITH AN EMBOSSMENT

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A bumper comprising:
at least one embossment, the embossment being formed extending counter to the vehicle traveling direction and the embossment
comprising a base surface, a rear face, an internal inner face, and an external inner face, wherein the base surface is constructed
as a step; and

at least one first vent hole formed in the rear face, the first vent hole being connected to a vent passage, the vent passage
having a vent passage longitudinal axis that forms an acute angle with a vehicle traveling direction.

US Pat. No. 9,832,916

EMI SHIELDING DEVICE FOR AN OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER

Source Photonics (Chengdu...

1. An EMI shielding device for an optical transceiver, comprising:
a shell with an optical interface at a first end and an electrical interface at a second end,
wherein said shell includes a base and an upper cover,
said upper cover comprises an upper cover plate and at least two flanks, each flank having an upper cover lateral plate that
extends downward and that includes a lower end or surface,

said base comprising a base plate having at least two flanks, each flank having a base side baffle,
an engagement structure comprising one or more tongues or tabs on one of the upper cover and the base, and one or more grooves
or slots on the other of the upper cover and the base, the one or more tongues or tabs being insertable into the one or more
grooves or slots;

at least said upper cover plate being between the base side baffles,
each lower end or surface of said upper cover lateral plates adjacent to the optical interface has serrations thereon, wherein
the serrations comprise a conductive material and are absent in regions of the upper cover lateral plates in or near the electrical
interface, and

said EMI shielding device further comprises a conductive gasket under the serrations and in contact with the base, wherein
the base comprises a locating groove that accommodates the conductive gasket, has a width of up to 1.5 times a width of the
conductive gasket, and a depth of up to 5 times a height of the conductive gasket.

US Pat. No. 9,832,609

SENSOR REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM, REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE, SENSOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF REMOTELY CONTROLLING SENSOR

FURUNO ELECTRIC COMPANY L...

1. A sensor remote control system, comprising:
a sensor device configured to transmit and receive a detection signal in a direction to detect information; and
a remote control device configured to transmit, to the sensor device, a control signal to remotely control the sensor device,
wherein the remote control device includes:
an orientation sensor configured to detect an oriented direction of the remote control device; and
a communicator configured to generate the control signal based on the oriented direction detected by the orientation sensor,
and transmit the control signal to the sensor device, and

wherein the sensor device detects information based on the control signal received from the remote control device.

US Pat. No. 9,831,424

NANOPOROUS METAL-OXIDE MEMORY

WILLIAM MARSH RICE UNIVER...

1. A memory system comprising:
at least one memory cell, wherein the at least one memory cell comprises,
a substrate;
a bottom electrode deposited on the substrate;
a non-porous layer deposited on the bottom electrode;
a nanoporous (NP) layer deposited on the non-porous layer, wherein the NP layer is a metal oxide or metal chalcogenide, and
the all pores of the NP layer are unfilled; and

a top electrode deposited on the NP layer, wherein the top electrode interfaces with the NP layer, and the non-porous layer
and the NP layer are sandwiched between the bottom and top electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,831,023

ELECTRODE STRUCTURE AND THE CORRESPONDING ELECTRICAL COMPONENT USING THE SAME AND THE FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. An electrical component, comprising:
a body;
a conductive element disposed in the body, wherein at least one portion of a terminal part of the conductive element is exposed
outside of the body;

a metal foil having an adhesive material on the bottom surface thereof, the metal foil being adhered on the body through the
adhesive material and covering a first portion of the terminal part of the conductive element, wherein a second portion of
the terminal part of the conductive element is not covered by the metal foil; and

a metal layer, overlaying on the metal foil and covering the second portion of the terminal part of the conductive element,
wherein the metal layer is electrically connected to the second portion of the terminal part of the conductive element for
electrically connecting with an external circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,829,634

BUNDLED OPTICAL FIBER PROBE

Kyungpook National Univer...

1. A bundled optical fiber probe comprising:
a forward irradiator including a forward irradiation optical fiber disposed at the center of the bundled optical fiber probe,
an end of the forward irradiation optical fiber being provided as a flat surface; and

a side irradiator including a side irradiation optical fiber disposed at the periphery of the forward irradiator, an inclined
surface being formed at an end of the side irradiation optical fiber to laterally reflect a laser beam,

wherein the forward irradiator and the side irradiator are formed as a single bundle,
the side irradiation optical fiber is provided as a plurality of side irradiation optical fibers, and the inclined surface
is formed at the end of each of the side irradiation optical fibers, wherein the plurality of side irradiation optical fibers
are radially disposed to be separate from each other along the periphery of the forward irradiation optical fiber and respective
ends of the side irradiation optical fibers are disposed on the same plane or different planes, and

the laser beam is transferred straight to an inspection target in the same direction as the incident direction at the end
of the forward irradiation optical fiber, while laser beams are reflected laterally by the inclined surface at the ends of
the side irradiation optical fibers to irradiate in an outer lateral radial form on the same plane or different planes, and
thus laser beams are three-dimensionally irradiated in directions corresponding to the number of forward irradiation optical
fiber and side irradiation optical fibers.