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. 9,832,895

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. 9,829,809

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. 9,832,917

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. 9,827,103

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. 9,828,110

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. 9,832,857

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. 9,832,847

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. 9,832,631

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. 9,832,561

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. 9,832,437

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. 9,829,120

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. 9,828,360

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. 9,828,151

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. 9,832,532

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. 9,832,518

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. 9,832,497

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. 9,832,137

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. 9,831,348

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. 9,831,005

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. 9,830,909

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. 9,829,307

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. 9,829,119

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. 9,832,879

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. 9,832,873

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. 9,832,674

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. 9,831,473

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. 9,831,167

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. 9,831,103

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. 9,830,269

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. 9,828,991

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. 9,828,897

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. 9,828,539

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. 9,831,578

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. 9,831,305

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. 9,827,510

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. 9,826,714

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. 9,830,827

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. 9,826,980

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. 9,828,564

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. 9,827,312

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. 9,831,281

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. 9,831,046

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. 9,830,579

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. 9,829,189

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. 9,829,155

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. 9,829,002

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. 9,828,000

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. 9,832,914

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. 9,831,800

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. 9,831,605

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. 9,830,503

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. 9,829,864

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. 9,829,576

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. 9,831,416

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. 9,829,033

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. 9,828,406

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. 9,827,751

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. 9,827,374

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. 9,827,553

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. 9,827,557

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. 9,832,916

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. 9,832,835

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. 9,832,827

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. 9,831,157

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. 9,829,233

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. 9,828,780

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. 9,828,288

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. 9,827,676

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. 9,827,643

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. 9,827,457

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. 9,827,410

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. 9,827,324

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. 9,827,046

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. 9,826,796

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. 9,832,911

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. 9,832,834

TOILET SEAT LIGHTING APPARATUS

1. A lighting apparatus for a bathroom toilet including:
motion sensing means for detecting motion when an individual enters a bathroom;
pressure sensing means for detecting pressure when a toilet seat of the toilet is moved to a horizontal position;
first means responsive to the motion sensing means and pressure sensing means for generating a first predetermined signal
when motion and pressure are detected and for generating a second predetermined signal when only motion is detected;

a first illuminating means for providing light in the bathroom and for providing an indication when the toilet seat is down;
a second illuminating means for providing light in the bathroom and for providing an indication when the toilet seat is up;
a second means responsive to the first means for activating the first illuminating means when the first predetermined signal
is generated and for activating a second illuminating means when the second predetermined signal is generated.

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. 9,830,762

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. 9,830,555

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. 9,829,793

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. 9,829,691

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. 9,829,666

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. 9,829,288

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. 9,828,792

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. 9,828,287

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. 9,828,174

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. 9,827,932

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. 9,826,815

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. 9,826,749

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. 9,832,897

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. 9,832,888

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. 9,832,784

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. 9,832,252

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. 9,831,076

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. 9,830,767

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. 9,830,514

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. 9,829,780

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. 9,829,736

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. 9,829,162

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. 9,832,913

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. 9,832,908

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. 9,832,893

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. 9,831,691

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. 9,831,678

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. 9,831,557

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. 9,831,487

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. 9,831,466

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. 9,831,424

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. 9,831,370

SOLAR CELL, CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC UNIT, CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING CONCENTRATOR PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A solar cell in which a plurality of grid electrodes each formed in a linear shape are arrayed on a light receiving surface
of the solar cell, wherein
the plurality of grid electrodes include:
a pair of first grid electrodes formed straight across the light receiving surface, the pair of first grid electrodes being
arranged in parallel and arranged on both sides of a center of the light receiving surface, and

a pair of cross grid electrodes forming a cross portion exhibiting a center-specific geometry caused by the pair of cross
grid electrodes crossing each other at a center of the light receiving surface, the pair of cross grid electrodes formed entirely
in an area between the pair of first grid electrodes, and

second grid electrodes, extending in parallel to the pair of first grid electrodes and arrayed outside the area, the second
grid electrodes being all grid electrodes of the plurality of grid electrodes excluding the pair of first grid electrodes
and the pair of cross electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,831,332

HIGH ELECTRON MOBILITY TRANSISTOR (HEMT) AND A METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC DEVICE ...

1. A high electron mobility transistor (HEMT), comprising:
a channel layer made of gallium nitride (GaN);
a barrier layer provided on the Channel layer, the barrier layer being made of one of aluminum gallium nitride (AIGaN), indium
aluminum nitride (InAIN), and indium aluminum gallium nitride (InAlGaN);

a cap layer provided on the barrier layer, the cap layer being made of gallium nitride (GaN), and having a portion that is
a rest region and outside portions outside of the rest region;

an insulating layer provided on the cap layer, the insulating layer having an opening; and
a gate provided within the opening of the insulating layer and being in direct contact with the cap layer,
wherein the rest region is within the opening in the insulating layer and has a thickness smaller than a thickness of the
outside portions of the cap layer, and

wherein the outside portions of the cap layer have a thickness of 5 nm at most, and the rest region has a thickness of 0.5
to 2.0 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,831,053

ARRANGEMENT FOR AN ELECTRICAL SWITCH ELEMENT AND SWITCH ELEMENT

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. An electrical contact switch chamber, comprising:
two contacts;
a wall having a base, a plurality of sides surrounding the two contacts, and a collection trough extending transversely between
the two contacts; and

at least one insulation slot at least partially having a substantially U-shaped cross-section and having an opening extending
transversely relative to a direction between the contacts and continuously from a first side, along the base, and to an opposite
second side into portions of the base and the sides between the two contacts, the insulation slot at least partially expanding
behind the opening which forms a tapered neck portion and having a portion extending parallel to the direction between the
contacts.

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. 9,829,262

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. 9,828,652

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. 9,827,958

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. 9,826,735

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. 9,827,192

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. 9,832,920

METHOD FOR EQUIPPING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

1. Method for equipping printed circuit boards on an equipping machine, the printed circuit boards being of a first length,
the equipping machine being realized to equip printed circuit boards of a second length, the second length being more than
twice as great as the first length, the equipping machine having an input section and an equipping section, the equipping
section being disposed after the input section in a direction of conveyance of the printed circuit boards, the printed circuit
boards of the first length and the printed circuit boards of the second length being transportable, in their longitudinal
direction, from the input section into the equipping station, having the following method steps:
transporting a first printed circuit board of first length out of the input section and into the equipping section;
disposing the first printed circuit board on an equipping post of the equipping section;
transporting at least one second printed circuit board of first length out of the input section and into a buffer region of
the equipping section, the buffer region being disposed between the equipping post and the input section;

fixing the first printed circuit board to the equipping post in a releasable manner;
equipping the first printed circuit board;
releasing the fixing of the first printed circuit board;
transporting the first printed circuit board out of the equipping section; and
transporting a second printed circuit board, which is disposed adjacently to the equipping post, out of the buffer region
and onto the equipping post.

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. 9,832,909

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT COOLING DEVICE AND POWER CONVERTER HAVING ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT COOLING DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. An electronic equipment cooling device, comprising:
a rectangular parallelepiped housing in which at least one heat-generating component is disposed, the housing having a first
side wall surface and a second side wall surface that are opposite to each other, and a bottom surface;

a heat radiating side-wall fin formed on the first side wall surface of the housing;
a heat radiating bottom fin formed on the bottom surface of the housing;
a cover portion that covers the side-wall fin and the bottom fin;
a chamber forming wall that defines a chamber room between the chamber forming wall and the second side wall surface of the
housing, the chamber room being in communication with a space at an inner side of the electronic equipment cooling device,
the chamber forming wall having a coolant inlet port formed therein, through which a coolant is supplied and flows through
the chamber room to the space;

a coolant supply device that supplies the coolant through the coolant inlet port; and
a flat plate-like partition portion disposed in the chamber room so as to obliquely partition the chamber room to distribute
the coolant from the coolant inlet port toward the first side wall surface, where the side-wall fin is formed, and the bottom
surface where the bottom fin is formed, wherein

the partition portion is provided as a component independent of the housing and is detachably attached to an inside of the
chamber room, and

the partition portion has a flat plate-like surface, of which an inclination angle is adjustable.

US Pat. No. 9,832,899

SIDE CLAMPING BGA SOCKET

ALCATEL LUCENT, Boulogne...

1. A socket apparatus for gripping balls of a ball grid array (BGA), comprising:
a base member of electrically insulative material;
an array of pairs of electrical contacts disposed in the base member in a configuration corresponding to a terminal ball configuration
of said BGA to be mated with the socket apparatus;

a first plate member disposed for slidable movement on said base member and having a plurality of parallel extension members
extending therefrom and configured to pass through the array of pairs of electrical contacts;

a second plate member disposed for slidable movement on said base member and having a plurality of parallel extension members
extending therefrom and configured to pass through the array of pairs of electrical contacts;

the plurality of parallel extension members of said first plate member disposed between the plurality of parallel extension
members of said second plate member;

a plurality of insulative nodules disposed on each extension member with nodules forming an array corresponding to said array
of pairs of electrical contacts; and

the first plate member and second plate member being movable relative to each other on said base member whereby the plurality
of insulative nodules urge the corresponding electrical contacts into electrical contact engagement with the balls of the
BGA in the socket.

US Pat. No. 9,832,896

FLAT CABLE WIRING STRUCTURE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI RI...

1. A flat cable wiring structure, comprising:
an operation mechanism that detects a physical operation made on an operating surface and outputs a detection signal;
a control board, disposed facing the operating surface of the operation mechanism, that outputs a driving signal for imparting
vibration to the operation mechanism on the basis of the detection signal; and

a flat cable that electrically connects the operation mechanism and the control board,
wherein the flat cable comprises a routing portion that extends from the operation mechanism to the control board along a
movement direction of the operation mechanism, and

wherein the routing portion comprises a bending portion that bends at a bending angle allowing the routing portion to be routed
along the control board.

US Pat. No. 9,832,891

SSD INCLUDING A CASE, SECURING ELEMENT, CIRCUIT BOARD, AND AT LEAST ONE PACKAGE, AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SSD

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A solid state drive (SSD) comprising:
a case including a bottom surface having a first edge, a second edge, a third edge and a fourth edge, the second edge of the
bottom surface of the case being located opposite to the first edge of the bottom surface of the case, the case including
walls perpendicular to the bottom surface;

at least one securing element disposed on the bottom surface of the case of the SSD separately from the walls of the case;
a circuit board secured to the bottom surface of the case by the at least one securing element, the circuit board including
a first surface having a first side;

a plurality of circuit board connection terminals along the first edge of the case;
a plurality of connector connection terminals disposed along the first side of a first surface of the circuit board, the first
side of the first surface of the circuit board being disposed closer to the first edge of the bottom surface of the case than
to the second edge of the bottom surface of the case; and

a first package disposed on the first surface of the circuit board, and having a width and a length that is equal to or greater
than the width, the length being substantially perpendicular to the width,

a second package including a first memory controller,
wherein a first memory is included inside the first package and the first memory is a NAND flash memory,
the at least one securing element contacts at least two sides of the circuit board and receives the circuit board by a non-sliding
manner,

a first distance is greater than the width of the first package, the first distance being a shortest distance between the
circuit board and the second edge of the bottom surface of the case,

the plurality of connector connection terminals are connected to the plurality of circuit board connection terminals at the
first surface of the circuit board via a conductor, and

the at least one securing element is between the first edge and the second edge of the case and is entirely spaced apart from
the second edge of the case.

US Pat. No. 9,832,889

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A circuit board, comprising:
a main portion including a plurality of base sheets stacked in a predetermined direction;
at least one uneven portion on at least one of the base sheets;
an internal component provided in the main portion; and
an auxiliary member including a strip-shaped sheet member provided between the internal component and one of the plurality
of base sheets on which the at least one uneven portion is provided; wherein

the at least one uneven portion includes a concave portion and a convex portion extending in a direction perpendicular or
substantially perpendicular to the predetermined direction;

each of the concave portion and convex portion of the at least one uneven potion has a strip-shape when viewed in the predetermined
direction;

the concave portion is sunken in the predetermined direction;
the convex portion protrudes in an opposite direction to the predetermined direction;
an outline of the internal component is within an outline of the at least one uneven portion when viewed in a plan view in
the predetermined direction;

the at least one uneven portion is located on a side of the one of the plurality of base sheets that is farther away from
the internal component in the predetermined direction; and

the auxiliary member overlaps with the convex portion when viewed in the predetermined direction.

US Pat. No. 9,832,887

MICRO MECHANICAL ANCHOR FOR 3D ARCHITECTURE

Invensas Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of forming a component, comprising:
forming metal anchoring elements at a first surface of a support element having oppositely facing first and second surfaces,
the support element having a thickness extending in a first direction between the first and second surfaces, wherein each
anchoring element has an overhang surface, the metal anchoring elements comprising metal elements that are each supported
by a structure, each metal element having an upper surface facing away from the first surface and a lower surface remote from
the upper surface, wherein a portion of the lower surface, which extends beyond the structure which supports each metal element
respectively, defines the overhang surface;

then forming posts in corresponding openings of a mold overlying the anchoring elements respectively, the posts having first
ends proximate the first surface and second ends disposed above the first ends respectively and above the first surface,

wherein a laterally extending portion of each post contacts at least a first area of the overhang surface of the anchoring
element respectively; and

removing the mold to expose the posts above the first anchoring elements, wherein each said post projects above an exterior
surface of the component and is configured for insertion into and electrical connection with a corresponding electrically
conductive socket at an exterior surface of a separate second component which surface faces the exterior surface of the component,
wherein the component and the separate second component are each one of a microelectronic element, package substrate, interposer
or circuit panel, and

wherein the overhang surface of the anchoring element resists axial and shear forces applied to the posts at positions above
the anchoring elements, the axial and shear forces including those caused by removal of the mold.

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. 9,832,884

CONDUCTIVE BALL MOUNTING DEVICE

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. A conductive ball mounting device for mounting a conductive ball on a printed circuit board comprising:
a mask having a thickness equal to or larger than a diameter of a conductive ball and having an opening formed in the mask
and configured to be in contact with a printed circuit board so as to mount the conductive ball on the printed circuit board,
wherein the conductive ball is absorbed and desorbed into and from the opening;

a frame having a vacuum hole formed in the frame and formed to enclose sides and an upper portion of the mask; and
a porous member formed between the frame and the upper portion of the mask,
wherein the opening has a width and a depth equal to or larger than the diameter of the conductive ball,
wherein the vacuum hole and the opening are connected with each other through the porous member, and
wherein the frame includes:
an upper frame positioned on the mask; and
a side frame positioned at the side of the mask and having an upper half coupled to the upper frame to support the upper frame.

US Pat. No. 9,832,820

DOMESTIC APPLIANCE WITH CONTROLLED DOOR OPENING

PANASONIC MANUFACTURING U...

1. A domestic appliance, comprising:
a housing;
a front door;
a retention mechanism, located within the housing and engageable with a key member attached to the door, the key member being
able to move upwards and downwards;

wherein the retention mechanism is movable between a first configuration, in which the door is retained in a closed position,
and a second configuration, in which the door is non-engaged;

an electromechanical actuator, adapted to move the retention mechanism out of said first configuration; and
a controller, coupled to the actuator, the controller being operable in response to one or more signals to activate the actuator,
and thereby release the door from the closed position,

wherein the retention mechanism comprises a rotatable member having a guide surface disposed such that, in use, the key member
is capable of sliding contact with the rotatable member along the guide surface,

wherein the key member includes an end portion extending in a downwardly inclined direction, and
wherein, when the retention mechanism is in the first configuration, a first portion of the guide surface and downwardly inclined
portion of the key member being disposed so as to allow sliding movement of the end portion upwards and over the first portion
when an outward pulling force is applied to the door, whereby the retention mechanism moves out of the first configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,832,449

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A VIEWING POSITION

NextVR Inc., Newport Bea...

1. A method of presenting content corresponding to an environment, the method comprising:
displaying to a user content corresponding to a first camera position in said environment;
determining if the user is viewing another camera position in said environment, wherein determining if the user is viewing
another camera position in said environment includes determining from i) a user head angle of rotation, ii) user head tilt
angle or iii) both the user head angle of rotation and user head tilt angle, if said user is viewing said another camera position;
and

monitoring, while said user is viewing said another camera position, to detect user input indicating a user selected switch
to said another camera position.

US Pat. No. 9,832,266

METHODS FOR USING EXTRACTED FEATURES TO PERFORM AN ACTION ASSOCIATED WITH IDENTIFIED ACTION INFORMATION

NETWORK-1 TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a computer system from a user electronic device, a query related to an electronic media work comprising an image
displayed at the user electronic device;

extracting, using the computer system, one or more features of the electronic media work, wherein the extracted features are
a compact representation of the electronic media work;

identifying, at the computer system, action information associated with the query based at least in part on a sub-linear search
of an electronic database of reference features corresponding to one or more reference works that identifies any match within
a threshold of at least one of the reference features to the extracted one or more features but does not guarantee to identify
the closest match to the extracted one or more features, wherein the one or more reference works are organized using a clustering
technique to eliminate a subset of the one or more reference works to be searched by performing a comparison of cluster features;
and

providing, by the computer system to the user electronic device, machine readable instructions to perform an action associated
with the identified action information, which action includes displaying additional information associated with the query.

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. 9,831,718

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. 9,831,239

NEGATIVE CAPACITANCE FINFET DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

University of Seoul Indus...

1. A negative capacitance FinFET device comprising:
a FinFET device including a gate stack, a drain electrode and a source electrode formed on a substrate; and
a ferroelectric negative capacitor connected to the gate stack of the FinFET device and having a negative capacitance,
wherein the FinFET device has an extension length (Lext) from a side-wall of the gate stack to the drain electrode or the source electrode, and

the extension length is set such that a size of a hysteresis window in the negative capacitance FinFET device is 1 V or less.

US Pat. No. 9,830,610

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATED BENEFIT VERIFICATION AND APPLICATION

UNITED STATES AUTOMOBILE ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a transaction request for a transaction from a user at a point of sale device associated with a merchant; and
determining, by the point of sale device, whether the user is eligible for a benefit based on an identify of the merchant,
when the user is eligible for the benefit:
determining, by the point of sale device, the benefit based on an identity of the user, wherein the benefit includes a base
portion and an additional portion, the additional portion based on a length of time that the user has had an account with
an issuing entity of a payment device used in the transaction, and

applying, by the point of sale device, the benefit to the transaction.

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. 9,829,703

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. 9,829,588

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. 9,829,447

X-RAY FLUORESCENCE ANALYZER AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING SAMPLE THEREOF

Hitachi High-Tech Science...

1. An X-ray fluorescence analyzer comprising:
a sample stage on which a sample is placed;
a sample moving mechanism configured to move the sample stage;
an X-ray source configured to irradiate the sample with a primary X-ray;
a detector configured to detect a fluorescent X-ray generated from the sample irradiated with the primary X-ray;
an imaging device configured to image the sample on the sample stage;
a display device which displays the image obtained by the imaging device on a screen;
a pointing device configured to designate a specific position on the screen for allowing an input at the specific position;
an image processing device configured to display a mark at the input position on the screen by the pointing device; and
a control device configured to:
control the sample moving mechanism and the image processing device; and
when the sample stage is moved by the sample moving mechanism, control the image processing device to display the mark on
the screen with moving the mark in the same moving direction as that of the sample stage by the same moving distance;

wherein the control device has a function of storing position data of the mark corresponding onto the sample stage based on
the input position and the image on the screen, and

wherein after the mark is moved out of a display area of the screen due to the movement of the sample stage, when the mark
based on the position data of the mark is positioned within the display area again due to a further movement of the sample
stage, the image processing device displays the mark in the display area again based on the position data of the mark.

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. 9,829,089

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. 9,828,937

PISTON WITH A RING CARRIER AND A GLASS PISTON

AVL List GmbH, Graz (AT)...

1. A piston having a ring carrier and a glass piston for observing procedures in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion
engine, wherein the glass piston is placed on the ring carrier and is fixedly connected thereto in a region of an inner lateral
surface of the ring carrier, wherein the glass piston is connected to the ring carrier via at least one form-fit connection,
wherein the glass piston rests on its gas-pressure-averted rear on at least one expansion ring, which is supported via at
least one counter holder element on the ring carrier, wherein the counter holder element is formed by a counter screw connection,
which is detachably connected in a friction-locked manner to an inner lateral surface of the ring carrier.

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. 9,827,881

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. 9,827,338

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. 9,826,743

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING RECOMBINANT BACILLUS CELLS AND ANOTHER BIOLOGICAL CONTROL AGENT

Bayer CropScience LP, Re...

1. A composition comprising: a) recombinant Bacillus cereus family member cells that express a fusion protein comprising: (i) at least one plant growth stimulating protein or peptide
selected from the group consisting of an endoglucanase with at least 85% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 107 and a phospholipase
with at least 85% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 108; and (ii) a targeting sequence, exosporium protein, or exosporium protein
fragment comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 43% identity with amino acids 20-35 of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the
identity with amino acids 25-35 is at least 54%: a targeting sequence comprising amino acids 1-35 of SEQ ID NO: 1: a targeting
sequence comprising amino acids 20-35 of SEQ ID NO: 1: a targeting sequence comprising amino acids 22-31 of SEQ ID NO: 1:
a targeting sequence comprising amino acids 22-33 of SEQ ID NO: 1: a targeting sequence comprising amino acids 20-31 of SEQ
ID NO: 1: a targeting sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 1: or an exosporium protein comprising an amino acid sequence having
at least 85% identity with SEQ ID NO: 2; and b) at least one biological control agent selected from the group consisting of
Bacillus subtilis QST713, Bacillus subtilis MBI600, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens D747, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens FZB42, Bacillus subtilis var. amyloliquefaciens FZB24, and Bacillus subtilis Y1336 in a synergistically effective amount, wherein the synergy is between a) and b).
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. 9,827,170

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. 9,832,918

EMR ABSORBING SERVER VENT

Arc Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A vent for use in an electronic device for absorbing electromagnetic radiation, comprising:
a body comprising at least one thermoplastic polymer and a radiation-absorbing filler distributed within said thermoplastic
polymer for absorbing electromagnetic radiation, wherein said filler comprises any of carbon black, carbon fiber, and graphene,

said body further comprising a plurality of openings,
wherein said body is adapted for coupling to a frame of an electronic device to absorb electromagnetic radiation and to allow
heat transfer via air flow through said openings between an interior of the frame and an external environment, and

wherein the vent exhibits an insertion loss greater than about ?5 dB for radiation frequencies in a range of about 1 GHz to
about 110 GHz.

US Pat. No. 9,832,905

SERVER SYSTEM

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system comprising:
a rack; and
a server system mounted in the rack, wherein the server system comprises:
a server system chassis; and
multiple server nodes mounted in the server system chassis, wherein each respective server node comprises:
multiple sub-node chassis; and
an array of devices, wherein segments of the array of devices of the respective server node are mounted in respective ones
of the multiple sub-node chassis of the respective server node, wherein the array of devices comprises mass storage devices
and a server device,

wherein each sub-node chassis is configured to be individually inserted into the server system chassis and removed from the
server system chassis; and

wherein each sub-node chassis comprises an intra node connector configured to couple with an intra node connector of an adjacent
sub-node chassis to allow communications to and from mass storage devices mounted in separate ones of the multiple sub-node
chassis of the respective server node.

US Pat. No. 9,832,904

PATCH PANEL ASSEMBLY

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A rack comprising:
rack slots, wherein each rack slot extends between a front side of the rack and a back side of the rack, wherein the rack
slots are configured to accept installation or removal of computing devices in the rack slots via the front side of the rack
or via the back side of the rack;

a patch panel assembly mounted in the rack, wherein the patch panel assembly comprises a bracket comprising an opening configured
to accept patch cable connectors; and

a passage configured for routing respective patch cables from respective ones of the rack slots to the patch panel assembly,
wherein the patch panel assembly is mounted on a top side of the rack that is different than the front side of the rack and
different than the back side of the rack such that the patch panel assembly does not occupy space in the rack slots of the
rack.

US Pat. No. 9,832,903

POWER SEMICONDUCTOR MODULE DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A power semiconductor module device comprising:
a power semiconductor module having
an external connection terminal of a first connection type, the external connection terminal being disposed on an outer edge
of the power semiconductor module and

a first fixation portion including a first engagement portion; and
a terminal conversion adaptor including
a conversion member made of a conductive material, and being configured to convert the external connection terminal from the
first connection type to a second connection type different from the first connection type, the conversion member including

a first connection portion that has the first connection type, the first connection portion being configured to be connected
to the external connection terminal, and

a second connection portion that has the second connection type, the second connection portion being configured to be connected
to another device that has the second connection type,

an insulating support member supporting the conversion member, and
a second fixation portion including a second engagement portion, the first engagement portion being engageable with the second
engagement portion, thereby enabling the power semiconductor module to be removably fixed to the terminal conversion adaptor.

US Pat. No. 9,832,901

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD MOUNTING AND GROUNDING DEVICE

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) assembly comprising:
a PCB having first and second through holes; and
at least one PCB mounting device coupled with the PCB to mount the PCB to a chassis, wherein the PCB mounting device includes:
a substantially U-shaped component having a non-linear portion, and first and second rods extending from the non-linear portion;
and

a housing having a substantially quadrangular base with first and second protrusions extending from first and second ends
of the base;

wherein the first and second rods extend through the protrusions,
wherein the protrusions include guiding ribs,
wherein the base with the protrusions and the non-linear portion of the U-shaped component form an opening to engage a mounting
element of the chassis, and

wherein extended portions of the first and second rods are inserted into and soldered to the first and second through holes
of the PCB, respectively, to electrically couple the PCB to the PCB mounting device and the chassis to ground the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,832,900

FASTENING DEVICE AND FASTENING METHOD

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A fastening device comprising:
a push block;
a housing; and
a biasing member positioned between the push block and the housing in a longitudinal direction, said biasing member being
deformable to provide a fastening force;

a locking member sheathed in the housing and having a bent structure so as to have elasticity in a transverse direction, and
having tooth-like structures transversely protruding from two sides of the housing in opposite directions;

wherein said tooth-like structures are retractable into the housing when the locking member is pressed towards a center in
the transverse direction; and

wherein the fastening device fastens a distribution box control panel to a distribution box, when the fastening device is
installed in the distribution box control panel, the push block bears against the distribution box and the tooth-like structures
of the locking member engage with corresponding tooth-like structures arranged on two sides of a fastening device installation
portion of the distribution box control panel.

US Pat. No. 9,832,898

MODULAR USB FLASH DRIVES WITH REPLACEABLE HOUSINGS

PNY Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A USB flash drive, comprising:
a housing comprising internal walls defining a receiving space, at least one of the internal walls having a plurality of engagement
components;

a memory main body disposed in the receiving space and comprising a hook slot component; and
a fastener disposed in the receiving space, the fastener including a plurality of protrusion components and a hook component,
the hook component engaged with the hook slot component of the memory main body, and the plurality of protrusion components
engaged with the plurality of engagement components of the housing, thereby fastening the memory main body to the housing;

wherein engagement of the plurality of protrusion components of the fastener with the plurality of engagement components of
the housing prevents movement of the memory main body with respect to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,832,882

METHOD FOR MAKING CONDUCTIVE PATTERN AND CONDUCTIVE PATTERN

INKTEC CO., LTD., Gyeong...

1. A conductive pattern making method comprising:
forming a groove such that its width in an inlet area is bigger than its width in an inner area;
filling the groove with a conductive ink composition; and
drying the conductive ink composition so that a solvent contained in the conductive ink composition inside the groove is volatilized
to reduce the volume of the conductive ink composition,

wherein the method further comprises refilling the groove with the conductive ink composition remaining on the surface, after
the filling or the drying, and

wherein the refilling comprises:
applying an etching solution to the surface of the substrate in order to dissolve the conductive ink composition remaining
on the surface of the substrate; and

refilling the groove by introducing the dissolved conductive ink composition remaining on the surface into the groove;
wherein the etching solution comprises at least one of ammonium carbamate, ammonium carbonate, ammonium bicarbonate, carboxylic
acid, lactone, lactam, ring-shaped acid anhydride, acid-base salt complex, acid-base-alcohol complex, and mercapto compound;

wherein the etching solution further comprises an oxidizer,
wherein the etching solution has hydrophilic characteristics such that the etching solution dissolves the conductive ink remaining
on the surface of the substrate and increases the refilling capability into the groove, and

wherein an extent of the hydrophilic characteristics of the etching solution is adjusted by adjusting the carbon number of
the ammonium carbamate, the ammonium carbonate, the ammonium bicarbonate, the carboxylic acid, the lactone, the lactam, the
ring-shaped acid anhydride, the acid-base salt complex, the acid-base-alcohol complex, or the mercapto compound.

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. 9,832,609

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. 9,832,582

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. 9,832,318

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. 9,832,288

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. 9,832,211

COMPUTING DEVICE TO DETECT MALWARE

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. A mobile computing device comprising:
a processor configured with processor-executable instructions to:
monitor a plurality of applications operating on the mobile computing device;
log actions of the monitored applications in a log of actions;
generate answers to queries regarding the actions stored in the log of actions, the answers including an answer to a category
query;

generate a vector information structure for each application in the plurality of applications based on the generated answers,
wherein:

each generated vector information structure includes a plurality of numerical values;
at least one numerical value in the plurality of numerical values identifies a number of occurrences of an action by an application;
at least one numerical value in the plurality of numerical values indicates a category for the application based on the answer
to the category query; and

the plurality of numerical values in each generated vector information structure collectively characterize a behavior of one
application in the plurality of applications; and

use a machine learning classifier to determine whether the behavior characterized by each vector information structure is
benign based on the plurality of numerical values.

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. 9,832,187

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.