US Pat. No. 9,835,196

ROTATING MACHINERY WITH ADAPTIVE BEARING JOURNALS AND METHODS OF OPERATING

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

11. A rotating machine comprising
a rotor;
a rotor shaft; and
at least one journal bearing supporting the shaft, the journal bearing comprising:
a bearing housing with a bearing surface, the shaft being rotatingly housed in the bearing housing;
an outer sleeve torsionally and axially constrained to the shaft and rotating therewith, the outer sleeve having an outer
surface facing the bearing surface and an inner surface facing the shaft; and

a lubrication oil-filled clearance between the outer surface of the sleeve and the bearing surface;
wherein the outer surface of the sleeve is radially deformable when the shaft is rotating, such that a radial dimension of
the lubrication oil-filled clearance reduces when the shaft rotation speed increases; and

wherein the outer surface of the sleeve is radially deformable by at least one of: under the effect of centrifugal forces
generated by rotation of the journal and a pressurised fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,839,170

FEEDER

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A feeder for inserting carrier tape, in which many components are successively stored in a conveyance direction and in
which engaging holes which have a prescribed relationship with the components are formed at a regular pitch interval in the
conveyance direction, into an insertion section, and feeding the carrier tape such that the components are sequentially supplied
to a supply position on a side opposite to the insertion section, the feeder comprising:
a main body;
a downstream sprocket rotatably provided on the insertion section of the main body; and
an upstream sprocket rotatably provided further upstream in the conveyance direction than the downstream sprocket;
wherein downstream engaging protrusions that engage with the engaging holes are formed at a fixed angle around an entire outer
circumference of the downstream sprocket; and

wherein upstream engaging protrusions that engage with the engaging holes are formed at a fixed angle around a first portion
of an outer circumference of the upstream sprocket, a second portion of the outer circumference of the upstream sprocket is
free of the upstream engaging protrusions, and a circumferential distance of the second portion of the outer circumference
of the upstream sprocket is greater than a circumferential distance of the first portion of the outer circumference of the
upstream sprocket.

US Pat. No. 9,837,736

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD COMPRISING BLIND PRESS-FIT VIAS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a printed circuit board (PCB) having a first surface and a second surface;
a plurality of blind press-fit vias penetrating the first surface and extending partially through the PCB toward the second
surface, the blind press-fit vias configured to receive press-fit connectors of at least one component to be connected to
the PCB, the at least one component comprising a module slot for a compact peripheral component express (cPCI-E) module or
a PCI-E eXtensions for instrumentation (PXI-E) module, wherein the PCB forms a backplane compatible with cPCI-E or PXI-E;
and

a plurality of electrical connectors disposed in a region of the second surface opposite the blind press-fit vias and configured
to interface with one or more signal processing components disposed on the second surface, wherein the blind press-fit vias
are configured to connect at least one hybrid peripheral slot to the backplane, and each of the at least one hybrid slots
comprises a 32-bit PCI connector, a PCI-E connector, and a connector for instrument functions such as triggers and clocks.

US Pat. No. 9,835,563

EVALUATION SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR EVALUATING A SUBSTRATE

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. An evaluation system, comprising:
a solid immersion lens;
a plurality of spatial sensors, each spatial sensor in the plurality of spatial sensors being arranged to generate spatial
relationship information indicative of a spatial relationship between a respective location of a plurality of locations on
the solid immersion lens and a substrate, wherein the plurality of spatial sensors comprises multiple atomic force microscopes
(AFMs);

at least one location correction element;
a controller arranged to receive the spatial relationship information and to send correction signals to the at least one location
correction element for introducing a desired spatial relationship between the plurality of locations on the solid immersion
lens and the substrate; and

a supporting structure coupled to the spatial sensors, the solid immersion lens and the at least one location correction element.

US Pat. No. 9,837,912

SINGLE STAGE SWITCHING POWER CONVERTER WITH IMPROVED PRIMARY ONLY FEEDBACK

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A method of controlling a switching power converter, comprising:
comparing an on-time current produced from each cycle of a power switch to a current threshold to determine whether a sense
voltage pulse produced on an auxiliary winding from each cycle of the power switch is trustable or non-trustable, and wherein
consecutive cycles of a rectified input voltage are separated by a dead period in which the sense voltage pulses are non-trustable;

during each trustable sense voltage pulse, adjusting a reference voltage responsive to the trustable sense voltage pulse;
during each rectified input voltage cycle, determining a first trustable value of the voltage reference resulting from an
initial one of the trustable sense voltage pulses in the rectified input voltage cycle and determining a last trustable value
of the voltage reference resulting from a final one of the trustable sense voltage pulses in the rectified input voltage cycle;

for each dead period, extrapolating from the first trustable value of the reference voltage and the last trustable value to
produce an extrapolated reference voltage; and

controlling the cycling of the power switch during each dead period responsive to the extrapolated reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,837,696

TRANSMISSION LINE STRUCTURE FOR TRANSMITTING RADIO SIGNALS

Wistron Neweb Corp., Hsi...

1. A transmission line structure for transmitting radio signals, comprising:
a first transmission line, arranged on a first layer of a circuit board, wherein the first transmission line comprises a first
signal line and a second signal line, a first terminal of the first signal line connects to a first terminal of the second
signal line, and a second terminal of the first signal line connects to a second terminal of the second signal line, and the
second terminal of the first signal line and the second signal line is relative to the first terminal of the first signal
line and the second signal line;

a first ground conductor, arranged on the first layer and between the first signal line and the second signal line, wherein
the first signal line and the second signal lines do not contact the first ground area; and

a second transmission line, arranged on a second layer of the circuit board, wherein the second layer is different from the
first layer, the second transmission line does not contact the first transmission line, and the second transmission line overlaps
with the first signal line, the second signal line and the first ground area.

US Pat. No. 9,839,164

RACK INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING MODULAR LIQUID DISTRIBUTION (MLD) CONDUITS

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. A Rack Information Handling System (RIHS) comprising:
a rack having chassis-receiving bays;
more than one liquid cooled (LC) node each comprising a chassis received in a respective chassis-receiving bay of the rack
and containing heat-generating functional components, each LC node configured with a system of conduits to receive direct
injection of cooling liquid to regulate the ambient temperature of the node and provide cooling to the functional components
inside the node by removing heat generated by the heat-generating functional components;

a cooling subsystem having a liquid rail formed by more than one node-to-node, Modular Liquid Distribution (MLD) conduit between
LC nodes provisioned in the rack and comprising first and second terminal fluid connections attached on opposite ends of a
central conduit to seal to and enable fluid transfer between a port of a selected LC node and a port of another adjacent node;
and

a plurality of block liquid manifolds mountable at a back of a rack, where each block liquid manifold has two supply ports
and two rail return ports on an outside facing side of the block liquid manifold that respectively communicate with at least
one manifold supply port and a manifold return port on an inside facing side of the block liquid manifold, wherein the more
than one LC nodes are insertably placed in receiving bays of the rack corresponding to locations of the mounted block liquid
manifolds, with block supply ports and block return ports of the LC nodes and an inside facing portion of the corresponding
block liquid manifold linearly aligned, and sealing, for fluid transfer, the block supply and return ports of a selected one
or more LC nodes to the lineally aligned manifold supply and return ports of the inside facing portion of the block liquid
manifold, each block liquid manifold comprising a supply bypass tube that communicates a bypass supply flow between the two
rail supply ports with a node-selected portion of the bypass supply flow diverted from the manifold supply port to the block
supply port, each block liquid manifold comprising a return bypass tube that communicates a bypass return flow between the
two rail return ports with the node-selected portion of the bypass supply flow diverted after routing through the respective
LC node from the block return port to the manifold supply port.

US Pat. No. 9,839,159

DISPENSE PATTERN FOR THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL FOR A HIGH ASPECT RATIO THERMAL INTERFACE

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A method, comprising: applying thermal interface material to a first thermal interface element that forms an interface
area having a rectangular aspect ratio with a second thermal interface element, wherein the first thermal interface element
has thermal interface material applied thereto, the thermal interface material being laid out in a dual star-shaped pattern
that includes two star-shaped patterns of thermal interface material laid out in a longer direction of the interface area
such that respective local centers of the two star-shaped patterns are disposed on a common axis that is parallel to the longer
direction and wherein the thermal interface material for both of the two start-shaped patterns extends to a midline which
is disposed on the interface area that is perpendicular to the common axis.

US Pat. No. 9,837,529

POWER MOSFET HAVING IMPROVED MANUFACTURABILITY, LOW ON-RESISTANCE AND HIGH BREAKDOWN VOLTAGE

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A power field effect transistor die structure comprising:
a substrate semiconductor layer of a first conductivity type;
a first epitaxial semiconductor layer disposed on the substrate;
a second epitaxial semiconductor layer disposed on the first epitaxial semiconductor layer, wherein an upper surface of the
second epitaxial semiconductor layer is an upper semiconductor surface of the die structure, and wherein the first and second
epitaxial semiconductor layers are the only epitaxial semiconductor layers of the power field effect transistor die structure;

a plurality of parallel-extending Buried Stripe-Shaped Charge Compensation Regions (BSSCCRs) of a second conductivity type,
wherein each of the parallel-extending BSSCCRs is disposed partly in the first epitaxial layer and is disposed partly in the
second epitaxial layer but is entirely covered by semiconductor material of the first conductivity type of the second epitaxial
semiconductor layer, wherein each of the parallel-extending BSSCCRs has an end, wherein one of the BSSCCRs extends in a first
straight line;

a transistor structure that is disposed over the plurality of parallel-extending BSSCCRs, wherein the transistor structure
includes a gate region and a source region;

an inner BSSCCR of the second conductivity type, wherein the inner BSSCCR extends for a distance in a second straight line,
wherein the second straight line is perpendicular to the first straight line, wherein the inner BSSCCR is disposed partly
in the first epitaxial layer and is disposed partly in the second epitaxial layer but is entirely covered by semiconductor
material of the first conductivity type of the second epitaxial semiconductor layer;

an outer BSSCCR of the second conductivity type, wherein the outer BSSCCR extends parallel to the inner BSSCCR such that the
inner BSSCCR is disposed between the outer BSSCCR and the plurality of parallel-extending BSSCCRs, wherein the outer BSSCCR
is disposed partly in the first epitaxial layer and is disposed partly in the second epitaxial layer but is entirely covered
by semiconductor material of the first conductivity type of the second epitaxial semiconductor layer;

a first surface region of the second conductivity type, wherein the first surface region is disposed at the upper semiconductor
surface of the die structure;

a second surface region of the second conductivity type, wherein the second surface region extends parallel to the first surface
region at the upper semiconductor surface of the die structure, and wherein the second surface region is floating and is stripe-shaped;

a third surface region of the second conductivity type, wherein the third surface region extends parallel to the second surface
region at the upper semiconductor surface of the die structure such that the second surface region is disposed between the
first and third surface regions, wherein the third surface region is stripe-shaped; and

a metal bridging member that electrically couples the first and third surface regions together, wherein the metal bridging
member bridges over the second surface region but is not coupled to the second surface region, and wherein the metal bridging
member is disposed at least in part over the inner BSSCCR.

US Pat. No. 9,839,168

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SERVICEABLE EMI SHIELDING

Digi International Inc., ...

1. An electronics device, the device comprising:
a circuit board;
at least one component mounted to the circuit board;
an electro-magnetic interference (EMI) shield that encloses the at least one component within a volume of space, wherein the
EMI shield comprises:

a sheet of shielding material shaped to define a shield fence and a shield cover, wherein the shield fence is mechanically
attached to a surface of the circuit board and extends away from the surface; and

a kiss-cut feature in the sheet of shielding material between the shield fence and the shield cover; wherein the kiss-cut
feature comprises a partial cut through the top surface of the sheet of shielding material along a path that facilitates detachment
of the shield cover from the shield fence.

US Pat. No. 9,838,876

AUTOMOBILE DATA TRANSMISSION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. An automobile device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory storing instructions that, when executed, cause the automobile device to:
receive first data from one or more transmitters located in an automobile;
transmit a random access preamble on an uplink carrier to a base station when a pre-defined condition is met based, at least
in part, on the first data or a value of an internal timer or a user input;

receive a time alignment command from the base station in response to transmitting the random access preamble;
adjust uplink signal transmission timing of the uplink carrier according to the time alignment command;
transmit, to the base station over a non-guaranteed bit rate (non-GBR) bearer, a first message destined for a server in a
communication network, the first message being configured to trigger establishment of a connection to the server;

receive, from the base station over the non-GBR bearer, a second message originating from the server, the second message being
configured to cause transmission of the first data to the server;

encrypt the first data; and
transmit the encrypted first data to the base station employing an established non-guaranteed bit rate bearer, wherein the
base station is configured to decrypt the first data before forwarding the first data to the server in a communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,839,166

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING HEAT RADIATOR AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a frame including at least one optical assembly and a structure configured to receive a portable electronic device including
a display, wherein an image on the display can be seen through the at least one optical assembly when the portable electronic
device is in the structure;

a wearing member connected to the frame and configured to be worn together with the frame on a head of a user; and
a heat radiator configured to remove heat from a space between the display and the optical assembly to outside the electronic
device, wherein:

the heat radiator comprises a fan,
the frame comprises a mounting opening unit formed on a side surface thereof in which the fan is mounted, and
the fan is configured to introduce air from outside the electronic device in to the frame or discharge air in the frame to
outside the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,839,104

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVIDING ENHANCED ELECTRIC FENCE DIAGONSTICS

ELECTRIC GUARD DOG, LLC, ...

1. A method of diagnosing and controlling an electric fence system comprising the steps of:
a) transmitting a first adjustable power signal along a conduction route of a first electric fence of the electric fence system;
b) sampling a first signal output of the first adjustable power signal at a driven end of the conduction route;
c) sampling a second signal output of the first adjustable power signal at an open end of the conduction route;
d) analyzing the first signal output and the second signal output to determine a load on the electric fence system;
e) setting the first adjustable power signal to a first power level to match capacity to the load; and
f) repeating the method from step (a).

US Pat. No. 9,838,441

HYBRID COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM USING PEER-TO-PEER AND CENTRALIZED ARCHITECTURE

RINGCENTRAL, INC., San M...

1. A method comprising:
estimating a quality of service for each of a plurality of session channels available to couple a first electronic device
on a first network with a second electronic device on a second network, the plurality of session channels including a peer-to-peer
session channel and a server-controlled session channel;

selecting a first session channel, from the plurality of session channels, that has a highest estimated quality of service
of all the plurality of session channels over a first time interval, wherein the first session channel is the peer-to-peer
channel;

instructing the first electronic device via a first signaling channel and a second electronic device via a second signaling
channel to establish a hybrid media session using the first session channel such that media data is communicated on the first
session channel;

instructing the first electronic device via the first signaling channel to operate at a reduced capability during the hybrid
media session such that a second set of services, and not a first set of services, are available to the first electronic device;

identifying at least one connection parameter associated with the second electronic device for update, the at least one connection
parameter being access information for a firewall existing between the first electronic device and the second electronic device,
the firewall being configured to block peer-to-peer media sessions; and

configuring the firewall to allow the peer-to-peer session channel between the first electronic device and the second electronic
device.

US Pat. No. 9,835,825

IMAGING LENS

OPTICAL LOGIC INC., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:
an aperture stop;
a first lens having positive refractive power;
a second lens having negative refractive power;
a third lens having positive refractive power;
a fourth lens having negative refractive power;
a fifth lens; and
a sixth lens, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said fourth lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side has a negative curvature radius,
said fifth lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the image plane side has a positive curvature radius, and
said fifth lens and said sixth lens have a composite focal length f56, said first lens is disposed away from the second lens by a distance D12 on an optical axis thereof, and said second lens is disposed away from the third lens by a distance D23 on an optical axis thereof so that the following conditional expressions are satisfied:

f56<0

2
0.3<(D12/f)×100?1.03

2<(D23/f)×100<10
where f is a focal length of a whole lens system.

US Pat. No. 9,835,312

END CAP OF LED TUBE LIGHT WITH THERMAL CONDUCTIVE RING

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

4. An LED tube light comprising:
a plurality of LED light sources;
a light tube; and
an end cap;
wherein the end cap comprises an insulating tubular part and a thermal conductive ring, the thermal conductive ring is fixedly
arranged on an outer circumferential surface of the insulating tubular part, the end cap is sleeved over an end of the light
tube, and the thermal conductive ring is adhesively bonded to the light tube by a hot melt adhesive, and the thermal conductive
ring is for melting the hot melt adhesive during a bonding process,

wherein the insulating tubular part of the end cap comprises a first tubular part and a second tubular part, the first tubular
part is connected to the second tubular part along an axial direction of the light tube, an outer diameter of the second tubular
part is less than an outer diameter of the first tubular part, and

wherein the thermal conductive ring is sleeved over the second tubular part, and an outer surface of the thermal conductive
ring and an outer circumferential surface of the first tubular part are substantially flush with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,839,167

ELECTRONIC COMPONENT PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An electronic component package structure, comprising:
a substrate;
a conductive lid; and
a non-conductive adhesive,
wherein the substrate has a set attachment area for attaching an electronic component,
wherein the conductive lid has a top and a sidewall that extends toward the substrate,
wherein one side of the sidewall close to the substrate has a bonding end,
wherein the bonding end bonds the conductive lid to the substrate by using the non-conductive adhesive, and the conductive
lid bonded to the substrate encloses the attachment area and forms a shielding space over the attachment area,

wherein the non-conductive adhesive is located between the substrate and the bonding end, and has a dielectric constant not
less than 7 and a coating thickness not greater than 0.07 millimeters (mm),

wherein the electronic component package structure further comprises a solder mask disposed on a surface of one side of the
substrate facing the conductive lid, and

wherein an open window is disposed in the solder mask in a position in which the non-conductive adhesive is disposed.

US Pat. No. 9,837,043

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RENDERING IMAGES USING WIRELESSLY RECEIVED CONFIGURATION PARAMETERS

OCULUS VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A method, comprising:
at a mobile device having a display, one or more processors, and first memory storing instructions for execution by the one
or more processors, wherein the mobile device is configured to dock in a headset to form a head-mounted display: establishing
a near-field-communication (NFC) channel with a tag in the

headset, the tag including second memory that stores one or more configuration parameters for the headset, the one or more
configuration parameters including lens distortion parameters specifying distortion for lenses of the headset; receiving the
one or more configuration parameters, including the lens

distortion parameters, from the tag via the NFC channel; rendering virtual-reality images using the one or more configuration
parameters for the headset, comprising reversing the specified distortion; and displaying the rendered virtual-reality images.

US Pat. No. 9,835,849

IMAGE GATING USING AN ARRAY OF REFLECTIVE ELEMENTS

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. A gated imaging system comprising:
a pulsed light source configured to generate a light pulse;
at least one sensor;
a main lens configured to focus a radiant flux of electromagnetic radiation from the pulsed light source entering the lens
at a focal plane of the main lens;

an array of tiltable reflective elements, located at the focal plane of the main lens, wherein the tiltable reflective elements
have a 1st position and a 2nd position, being respectively extreme tilt positions of the tiltable reflective elements; and

a control unit configured to selectively set the reflective elements, in said 1st position and said 2nd position, at each of which the reflective elements reflect the radiant flux focused at said focal plane, to the at least one
sensor via a folding mirror other than the tiltable reflective elements,

wherein the control unit is synchronized with the pulsed light source such that the pulsed light source is activated when
the tiltable reflective elements are in transition between the 1st and 2nd positions.

US Pat. No. 9,834,542

LXR MODULATORS

Bristo-Myers Squibb Compa...

1. A compound of formula

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
L is a bond, —[C(R1)2]m—, -cyclopropyl-, or —CO—;

m is 1 or 2;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
R1 is independently selected from H, C1-3alkyl, C1-3haloalkyl, —OH, or halo;

A is phenyl, cyclohexyl, a 5 or 6 membered heterocyclyl, or a 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, wherein the phenyl is optionally
fused to a 5 or 6 membered heterocyclyl or 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl,

wherein A is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 RA groups, wherein

each RA is independently RA1, —C1-C6alkyl-RA1, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, or heterocyclyl wherein the cycloalkyl and heterocyclyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 groups
that are independently RA1, C1-C6alkyl, or —C1-C6alkyl-RA1, wherein

each RA1 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, —OR, —NR2, —SR, —C(O)R, or —C(O)OR;

alternatively, 2RA on adjacent carbons can join to form a —O—CH2—O—, —O—CH2—CH2—, —O—CH2—CH2—O—, —CH2—CH2—CH2—, or —O—CF2—O—;

ring C is a 5 membered heterocyclic ring selected from triazolyl, imidazolyl, pyrrazolyl, oxazolyl; wherein when ring C is
pyrrazolyl, imidazolyl, or oxazolyl, then ring C is optionally substituted with C1-4alkyl, C2-3alkenyl, C1-3haloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, —CF3, —C1-4alkyl-OH, —C1-4alkyl-O—C1-3alkyl, —C1-3alkyl-NR2; —C1-3alkyl-CO2H, —C1-3alkyl-NHSO2—C1-3alkyl, —NH—C1-3alkyl-OR, —C1-3alkyl-pyrrolidinyl;

RB1 is hydrogen, C1-3alkyl, halo, or C1-3haloalkyl;

RB2 is hydrogen or halo;

RB3 is hydrogen, C1-3alkyl, halo, —CN, C1-3haloalkyl, —C(O)—C1-3alkyl, —CO—NH2, —CO—N(R)2, or —C1-3alkyl-OH,

each RD1 and RD2 are independently RD3, C1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkyl-RD3, C1-C6haloalkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, or heterocyclyl, wherein the cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl are each optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, or 4 groups
that are independently RD3, C1-C6alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, or —C1-C6alkyl-RD3, wherein

each RD3 is independently halogen,

cyano, —OR, —NR2, —SR, —C(O)R, —C(O)OR, —C(O)NR2, —S(O)R, —S(O)2R, —S(O)NR2, —S(O)2NR2, —OC(O)R, —OC(O)OR, —OC(O)NR2, —N(R)C(O)R, —N(R)C(O)OR, —N(R)C(O)NR2, —N(R)S(O)2R, —N(R)S(O)2OR, —N(R)S(O)2NR2, or —S(O)2N(R)C(O)NR2; and

RC is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6alkyl, cyano, or nitro;

each R group is independently hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkyl-R2, C1-C6haloalkyl, —C1-C6haloalkyl-R2, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, or C3-C8cycloalkyl, wherein each R2 is independently cyano, —OR3, —N(R3)2, —N(R3)S(O)2R3, —N(R3)S(O)2OR3, or —N(R3)S(O)2N(R3)2, wherein each R3 is independently hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, or C1-C6haloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,833,723

MEDIA SYNCHRONIZED CONTROL OF PERIPHERALS

OpenTV, Inc., San Franci...

1. A metadata delivery system including at least one computer processor and computer readable storage medium including computer
code and at least one storage device, the system comprising:
one or more processors of a media device programmed at least to:
deliver via a wireless network, to a target device, metadata packets related to media which includes audio and video data,
wherein the metadata packets include:

textual metadata packets which include timing information related to the media, and peripheral metadata packets which include
the timing information related to the media, peripheral addressing information for a plurality of peripherals associated with
the target device, and a peripheral payload including a first set of actions;

render metadata based on the textual metadata packets on a first screen device associated with the target device;
deliver via the wireless network, the peripheral payload to the plurality of peripherals control the plurality of peripherals
to perform the first set of actions based on the peripheral payload, wherein when the plurality of peripherals generate and
send response data to the target device, the metadata packets delivered to the target device further include a response handler
including a second set of actions;

and control the target device to perform the second set of actions based on the response handler.

US Pat. No. 9,839,162

COOLING SYSTEM FOR DATA CENTER RACK

Vapor IO Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method of cooling rack-mounted computing devices, the method comprising:
conducting a cooling fluid, at a first temperature and a first pressure, through an outer perimeter of three or more racks,
wherein the racks are arranged facing at least three different directions to define an interior chamber disposed on an opposite
side of the racks from the outer perimeter;

conducting the cooling fluid through the racks and in contact with heat-generating computing components within the racks such
that the temperature of the cooling fluid increases and heat is removed from the computing components;

conducting the cooling fluid through the interior chamber at a second temperature and a second pressure in a direction that
is generally orthogonal to the direction the cooling fluid flows when conducting the cooling fluid through the racks;

restricting, with a spatially modulated cooling fluid restrictor, the cooling fluid flowing to or from the interior chamber,
wherein restricting comprises:

imposing, with the cooling fluid restrictor, a first restriction on the cooling fluid in a first portion of the interior chamber;
and

imposing, with the cooling fluid restrictor, a second restriction on the cooling fluid in a second portion of the interior
chamber, the first restriction being less than the second restriction and the first portion being upstream of the second portion
along the cooling fluid flow through the interior chamber; and

automatically fully closing the spatially modulated cooling fluid restrictor to fluid flow with an actuator in response to
a signal from a sensor, wherein:

the racks fully horizontally surround the interior chamber;
the racks provide exterior-side access to the computing components via the outer perimeter and the chamber; and
the interior chamber includes or is adjacent exposed bus bars configured to deliver electrical power to rack-mounted computing
equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,839,084

LIGHTING SYSTEMS WITH REMOVABLE ILLUMINATION MODULES

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. A lighting system comprising:
a lightsheet comprising:
a substrate;
one or more first electrical contacts disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to each other;
one or more second electrical contacts disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to each other, wherein the one
or more first electrical contacts are electrically isolated from the one or more second electrical contacts; and

a plurality of illumination modules disposed on the substrate and electrically connected to each other, each illumination
module comprising (i) one or more electrically connected light-emitting elements, (ii) a first power conductor, and (iii)
a second power conductor electrically isolated from the first power conductor, wherein the one or more light-emitting elements
are electrically connected between and energizable by the first and second power conductors,

wherein (i) the first power conductors of the illumination modules are electrically connected to the one or more first electrical
contacts, (ii) the second power conductors of the illumination modules are electrically connected to the one or more second
electrical contacts, (iii) the illumination modules are collectively energizable via application of power to a first electrical
contact and a second electrical contact, and (iv) the first and second power conductors of the illumination modules are electrically
connected to enable energization of all remaining illumination modules upon removal of any illumination module from the lightsheet.

US Pat. No. 9,838,194

USER EQUIPMENT, PDSCH A/N TRANSMITTING METHOD THEREOF, TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION POINT, AND PDSCH A/N RECEIVING METHOD THEREOF

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...


US Pat. No. 9,836,944

GEO-LOCATION SERVICES

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method for geo-location services in relation to a user at a predetermined location, the method comprising:
monitoring, by a monitoring component of a control panel of an automation system, a physiological condition of the user based
on data obtained from at least one sensors associated with the user at the predetermined location, wherein the control panel
is at the predetermined location;

receiving, by the control panel, data from a sensor of the monitoring component, indicating a first sequence of motion associated
with the user; wherein the sensor comprises a video sensor for detecting the first sequence of motion that uniquely identities
the user;

identifying, by the control panel, an identity of the user based on the data indicating the first sequence of motion associated
with the identified user;

receiving, by the control panel via the monitoring component, data from the at least one sensors indicating a second sequence
of motion associated with the identified user, wherein the at least one sensors comprises a motion sensor;

determining, by the control panel, a change in the physiological condition based on the data indicating the second sequence
of motion; wherein the change in the physiological condition indicates a fall detection of the identified user;

upon determining the fall detection of the identified user, querying, by the component of the control panel, the identified
user for a response;

identifying, by the control panel, that the change in the physiological condition satisfies an emergency situation in relation
to the identified user at the predetermined location and detecting vital signs of the identified user, in response to the
change in the physiological condition, to determine whether the vital signs of the identified user are within a predetermined
physiological range for the identified user; wherein the emergency situation comprises the fall detection of the identified
user and the identified user being home alone or being unable to get up based on at least a movement or a non-movement of
the identified user satisfying a movement threshold;

upon receiving no response from the identified user based on the querying, determining, by the control panel, a first location
of a first contact and a second location of a second contact associated with the identity of the user and the emergency situation
in relation to the identified user at the predetermined location, the first location and the second location being different
from the predetermined location; and

upon identifying the emergency situation, sending, by the control panel, a notification message to a device associated with
at least one of the first contact and the second contact based on the determining the first location and the second location,
the notification message comprising a temporary code to unlock a door lock at the predetermined location within a predetermined
time period.

US Pat. No. 9,835,445

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROJECTING A VISIBLE REPRESENTATION OF INFRARED RADIATION

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method of enabling easier interpretation and analysis of an observed real world scene by presenting a visible representation
of infrared (IR) radiation information, based on IR radiation emitted from said observed real world scene, onto said observed
real world scene, using a thermography arrangement comprising an IR imaging system and a visible light projecting system,
the method comprising:
capturing, by said IR imaging system, IR radiation information based on detected IR radiation emitted from said observed real
world scene;

creating a visible representation of said captured IR radiation information;
detecting distance information associated with said observed real world scene in relation to said thermography arrangement;
adjusting said visible representation of said captured IR radiation information based on said detected distance information
such that said adjusted visible representation of said captured IR radiation information, when projected onto said observed
real world scene, is aligned with said detected IR radiation emitted from said observed real world scene; and

projecting, by said visible light projecting system, said adjusted visible representation of said captured IR radiation information
onto said observed real world scene in alignment with said detected IR radiation emitted from said observed real world scene.

US Pat. No. 9,835,893

HEAT EXCHANGER FOR BACK TO BACK ELECTRONICS DISPLAYS

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. An electronic display assembly comprising:
a first and second electronic image assembly where the two image assemblies are positioned back to back;
a first closed gaseous loop encircling the first image assembly;
a second closed gaseous loop encircling the second image assembly;
a common heat exchanger placed within the path of both the first and second closed gaseous loops;
a circulating fan assembly positioned to force circulating gas through the first gaseous loop, second gaseous loop, and heat
exchanger; and

an open loop fan operative to force ambient air through the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,835,512

HEADER ASSEMBLY FOR A PRESSURE SENSOR

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A system, comprising:
a header;
a single-piece ceramic header insert coupled to the header, the header insert comprising:
a hollow protrusion having a metalized inner surface; and
a base having a metalized outer surface; and
a header pin disposed in the hollow protrusion;
wherein the metalized inner surface of the hollow protrusion is sealed to header pin, and wherein at least a portion of the
metalized outer surface of the base is sealed to the header.

US Pat. No. 9,835,376

STATION AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A METAL MELT FROM A MELTING FURNACE TO A TRANSPORT CRUCIBLE, AND ARRANGEMENT HAVING SUCH A STATION

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Pr...

1. A station for transferring a metal melt from a melting furnace to a transport crucible, the station comprising:
a docking chamber having an interior volume and a docking opening, wherein the docking opening is configured to be sealably
connected to a filling opening of a transport crucible,

a suction device that is configured to suction a gas from the docking chamber or from a transport crucible docked to the docking
chamber, and

a suction pipe that has a suction channel extending between an inlet opening and an outlet opening, wherein the inlet opening
is arranged outside the docking chamber and the outlet opening is arranged such that a metal melt flowing through the suction
channel and exiting from the outlet opening passes through the docking opening.

US Pat. No. 9,833,830

CAN BODY TAKE-AWAY MECHANISM FOR A VERTICAL BODYMAKER

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A can body take-away assembly for a can bodymaker with a vertically oriented, reciprocating, elongated ram assembly and
a domer, said ram assembly reciprocating over a generally vertical path and moving between a retracted, lower first position
and an extended, upper second position, said ram assembly supporting a can body when in said second position, said take-away
assembly comprising:
a drive assembly including a motor and a support member;
said drive assembly motor operatively coupled to said support member and structured to move said drive assembly support member
in a generally horizontal direction;

a can body transport assembly including a number of gripping assemblies, each gripping assembly coupled to said drive assembly
support member, each gripping assembly including a number of pairs of opposed gripping members sized to grip a can;

said gripping assemblies structured to travel across the path of said ram assembly and to selectively grip a can body;
said drive assembly includes a control system with a number of sensors structured to detect a target and to provide a command
signal in response to detecting a target;

each said control system sensor is disposed adjacent said support member;
each said gripping assembly including a target; and
said drive assembly motor is structured to receive a command signal and, in response to receiving said command signal, said
drive assembly motor is structured to switch between a first configuration and a second configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,839,121

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND DYNAMIC RANDOM ACCESS MEMORY THEREOF

ALSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED,...

1. A dynamic random access memory, including:
a main body, including a substrate which is a single translucent board of a printed circuit board and a first coating layer,
the substrate having a light-transmittable portion which is integrally formed as a part of the single translucent board and
a first face, the first coating layer being coated on the first face, the first coating layer being formed with an emergent
light-transmittable portion corresponding to the light-transmittable portion, the substrate being provided with a memory module;

a light-emitting portion, embedded in the substrate, light from the light-emitting portion being projectable to the light-transmittable
portion and projectable through the emergent light-transmittable portion to an exterior of the dynamic random access memory;

a transmission port, disposed on the substrate and electrically connected with the memory module; and
wherein the first coating layer is thinner than the substrate and thinner than the light-emitting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,838,716

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
a decoding section configured to decode a difference from a previous value of a prediction parameter used when an image of
a second layer having a different color gamut from a first layer is predicted from an image of the first layer; and

a prediction section configured to predict the image of the second layer from the image of the first layer using a current
value of the prediction parameter calculated using the difference decoded by the decoding section,

wherein the decoding section further decodes a control parameter indicating whether bit shift at a time of the prediction
of the image of the second layer is performed simultaneously with color gamut conversion when a bit depth of the second layer
is deeper than a bit depth of the first layer, and

wherein the decoding section and the prediction section are each implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 9,838,577

TRACKING CAMERA PIVOT MECHANISM

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A virtual reality tracking camera assembly comprising:
a tracker camera configured for use with a virtual reality system and to track movement of components of the virtual reality
system, the tracker camera having a camera head comprising:

an electronics assembly configured for controlling image capture, data transmission, and image processing;
a housing containing the electronics assembly; and
a pivot joint fitting disposed within the housing, the pivot joint fitting configured to rotate with respect to the housing,
wherein the pivot joint fitting comprises:

a pivot base; and
a body having a semi-cylindrical lower surface configured to engage the pivot base against which the pivot joint fitting rotates;
a cable in electrical communication with the electronics assembly in the housing, the cable fixedly coupled to the pivot joint
fitting and extending away from the camera head;

a stand pole fixedly coupled to the body of the pivot joint fitting and extending away from the camera head; and
a stand base configured to receive the stand pole, the stand base comprising:
a cylindrical body having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a side surface, the cylindrical body defining an axis extending
between the upper surface and the lower surface; and

an axial bore formed in the top surface of the cylindrical body and extending substantially parallel to the axis, the axial
bore configured to removably receive a portion of the stand pole therein.

US Pat. No. 9,837,909

MODE SELECTION CIRCUIT AND SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT INCLUDING THE MODE SELECTION CIRCUIT AND MULTI FUNCTIONS PIN

FAIRCHILD KOREA SEMICONDU...

1. A mode selection circuit comprising:
a mode voltage generator configured to generate a mode voltage according to a clamping current that flows when a voltage of
a multi-pin is clamped to a predetermined clamping voltage; and

an operation mode distinction circuit configured to select one of a plurality of mode signals according to the mode voltage,
wherein the mode voltage is controlled according to a passive element connected to the multi-pin,
wherein the mode voltage generator comprises:
a comparator configured to compare the voltage of the multi-pin with a predetermined reference voltage; and
a clamping circuit configured to clamp the voltage of the multi-pin to the clamping voltage, wherein connection between the
clamping circuit and the multi-pin is controlled according to an output of the comparator and an enabled mode signal among
the plurality of mode signals.

US Pat. No. 9,837,922

DISCHARGING DC LINK CAPACITORS IN AN NPC CONVERTER

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A method for discharging DC link capacitors of an electrical converter,
wherein the converter comprises at least two converter units, each converter unit comprising a neutral point clamped half-bridge
with a neutral point, an AC output, a positive DC output and a negative DC output and each converter unit comprising a DC
link with two DC link capacitors, which are interconnecting the positive DC output and the negative DC output with the neutral
point;

wherein the half-bridges are adapted to be switched to a positive state, in which its AC output is connected with its positive
DC output, to a negative state, in which its AC output is connected with its negative DC output and to a neutral state, in
which their AC output is connected with the neutral point;

wherein the half-bridges of the converter units are interconnected via its neutral points via a first connection and via its
AC outputs via a second connection and at least one of the first connection and the second connection comprises an electrical
filter with a filter resistor and a filter capacitor connected in series;

the method comprising:
switching a first half bridge of a first converter unit of the at least two converter units to a the positive state, in which
its AC output is connected with its positive DC output,

simultaneously switching a second half bridge of a second converter unit of the at least two converter units to a negative
state, in which its AC output is connected with its negative DC output, such that a DC link capacitor of the first converter
unit and a DC link capacitor of the second converter unit are interconnected oppositely to each other and are discharged via
the electrical filter, wherein the two half-bridges, which are interconnected via a direct connection and a connection via
the electrical filter are switched, such that a current loop is generated that discharges the DC link capacitors via the electrical
filter and the filter resistor of the electrical filter is used for dissipating electrical energy;

switching the first half-bridge and the second half-bridge simultaneously into a neutral state, in which their AC output is
connected with the neutral point, such that the filter capacitor, which was charged by the DC link capacitors, while the first
and second half-bridges were in the positive and negative state, discharges the DC link capacitors;

repeating an alternating switching of the half-bridges for discharging DC link capacitors until the voltage of the DC link
capacitors reaches a predefined value.

US Pat. No. 9,837,724

ANTENNA SYSTEM

Wistron Neweb Corp., Hsi...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a dual-polarized antenna, comprising a first antenna element and a second antenna element, wherein both the first antenna
element and the second antenna element operate in a low-frequency band and a high-frequency band, and wherein the first antenna
element and the second antenna element have different polarization directions;

a main reflector, reflecting electromagnetic waves in the low-frequency band; and
an auxiliary reflector, disposed between the dual-polarized antenna and the main reflector, and reflecting electromagnetic
waves in the high-frequency band,

wherein the first antenna element is disposed on a first dielectric substrate, the second antenna element is disposed on a
second dielectric substrate, and the second dielectric substrate is perpendicular to the first dielectric substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,834,092

LINEAR BAR GRAPH

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. An automotive instrument cluster with a continuous light emitting diode (LED) bar graph, comprising:
a base;
a plurality of LED light sources placed on the base;
a plurality of LED compartments resulting from mounting plate separating plurality of LED lights from each other;
an applique covering a top surfaces of the plurality of LED compartments wherein the top surface of the applique is perceived
by a user, and a bottom surface of the applique covers the plurality of LED compartments from inside,

wherein the mounting plate is provided so that inner walls of a subsequent LED compartments maintain a predetermined gap with
the bottom surface of the applique to enable a light to pass to an adjacent LED compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,833,700

CONNECTABLE HAND-HELD CONTROLLERS FOR VIRTUAL-REALITY SYSTEMS

OCULUS VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

17. A first hand-held controller for a virtual-reality system, the first hand-held controller comprising:
a first user-input surface having a first user-input key;
a first grip;
a first cage having a ring shape that is coupled to the first user-input surface at first and second points, without the first
grip being interposed between the cage and the first point, and without the first grip being interposed between the cage and
the second point; and

a first connector coupled to an outer surface of the ring shape of the first cage;
wherein the first connector is configured to detachably couple to a second connector on a second cage of a second hand-held
controller; and

wherein the first cage comprises a plurality of illumination sources on the outer surface of the first cage.

US Pat. No. 9,833,395

SUSTAINABLE COLD-DISPERSIBLE PEARLESCENT CONCENTRATE

GALAXY SURFACTANTS LTD., ...

1. A free flowing cold-dispersible, aqueous pearlizing concentrate comprising;
a) 10 to 20% by weight of a mixture of an O-acyl isethionate (Formula III) and an N-acyl amino acid surfactant (Formula IV);

wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of C7 to C21 saturated or unsaturated alkyl groups, R5 is H or methyl and M is a cation selected from Na+, K+, and NH4+;

b) 15 to 30% by weight of pearlizing wax selected from 1,3 propane diol esters of fatty acids (Formula V);

wherein R6 is selected from the group consisting of C13 to C21 saturated or unsaturated alkyl groups, and R7 is H or R6CO;

c) 2 to 6% by weight of N-acyl glycine (Formula VI);

wherein R8 is selected from the group consisting of C7 to C21 saturated or unsaturated alkyl groups; and

d) 0.8 to 1.2% by weight of a preservative system consisting of phenoxy ethanol, capryloyl glycine and undecylenoyl glycine.

US Pat. No. 9,837,893

CHARGE PUMP AND SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT

Fairchild Korea Semicondu...

1. A charge pump, comprising:
a first diode coupled to a first node to which is also coupled a device including at least one coil;
a second diode coupled to a second node, wherein the at least one coil is coupled between the second node and ground;
a pump capacitor coupled to a third node to which the first diode and the second diode are coupled;
a power supply capacitor coupled to the pump capacitor; and
a third diode coupled between the pump capacitor and the power supply capacitor,
wherein the pump capacitor is charged by a voltage of the first node that is supplied to the pump capacitor at the third node
through the at least one coil,

wherein the pump capacitor is coupled between the third node and an anode of the third diode.

US Pat. No. 9,836,932

TECHNIQUES TO EXTEND A DOORBELL CHIME

Vivint, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. A method of security and/or automation systems comprising:
detecting an input at a doorbell;
communicating the detected input to a doorbell signal generating component associated with the doorbell based at least in
part on the detecting;

generating a first alert at the doorbell signal generating component associated with the doorbell;
communicating the detected input to a control panel of a security and/or automation system associated with a structure;
detecting an occupancy of one or more areas of the structure based at least in part on the detected input;
communicating the detected input to one or more alert components associated with the security and/or automation system based
at least in part on the detected input and detecting the occupancy of the one or more areas, the one or more alert components
positioned in the one or more areas of the structure that are occupied; and

generating a second alert at the one or more alert components positioned in the one or more areas of the structure that are
occupied based at least in part on receiving the detected input.

US Pat. No. 9,833,812

VIBRATION GENERATING DEVICE

MPLUS CO., LTD., Suwon-s...

1. A vibration generating device comprising:
a housing having an internal space;
a base member installed in the housing and disposed at a central portion of the housing;
a first plate installed on the base member, the base member being disposed at a central portion of the first plate;
a first piezoelectric element installed on an upper surface of the first plate;
a connection member installed on the first piezoelectric element and disposed in a circumferential direction at an edge of
the first piezoelectric element;

a second piezoelectric element installed on the connection member and disposed to face the first piezoelectric element with
an edge of the second piezoelectric element being connected to the edge of the first piezoelectric element through the connection
member;

a second plate installed on the second piezoelectric element; and
a vibration amplifying part installed on an upper surface of the second plate,
wherein when the first piezoelectric element is deformed, the first plate is vertically deformed at an edge portion thereof
with the central portion thereof being fixed to the base member.

US Pat. No. 9,838,814

DISPLAYING SOUND INDICATIONS ON A WEARABLE COMPUTING SYSTEM

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving audio data corresponding to sound detected by a wearable computing system, wherein the wearable computing system
provides a view of a real-world environment of the wearable computing system;

analyzing the audio data to determine (i) a direction from the wearable computing system of a source of the sound and (ii)
an intensity level of the sound;

determining that the source of the sound is located either outside the view or in a periphery of the view; and
causing the wearable computing system to display separate indications including: (i) a first flashing light that indicates,
according to a location of the first flashing light, the direction of the source of the sound and (ii) a second flashing light
that indicates, according to a frequency of the second flashing light, the intensity level of the sound.

US Pat. No. 9,836,333

MULTI-FUNCTION BUTTON FOR WEARABLE DEVICE

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. A method comprising:
associating, by at least one processor of a wearable device, operation of a button of a user interface of the wearable device
with a quick-launch function of a computer program application stored in the wearable device, wherein operation of the button
in a state where the computer program application is not being executed and where an icon identifying and enabling launch
of the computer program application is not being displayed causes launch of the computer program application;

detecting, by the at least one processor while the computer program application is being executed, operation of the button;
and

in response to the detection, causing execution of a function of the computer program application, the function comprising:
activating at least one sensor of the wearable device and/or at least one sensor external to the wearable device; and
triggering a start of a measurement mode of the wearable device, in which measurement data is received at the at least one
processor from the at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,834,284

AUTONOMOUS SUBMERSIBLE VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR PULLING IN SAME

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GmbH, B...

1. A method for pick-up of an autonomous submersible vehicle in a mother ship, comprising the steps:
letting out a floating line from the mother ship, so that the floating line runs at a level of a water surface,
allowing rise of at least part of a capturing line using a capturing buoy from the submersible vehicle, wherein a first end
of the capturing line is attached to the submersible vehicle and a second end of the capturing line is attached to the capturing
buoy so that the capturing buoy floats at a water surface,

passing under the floating line with the submersible vehicle so that the capturing line with the capturing buoy is caught
on the floating line, and

pulling the submersible vehicle to the mother ship by picking up the floating line.

US Pat. No. 9,833,749

COMPOSITE SEPARATION MEMBRANE INCLUDING COATING LAYER OF GRAPHENE OXIDE/BILE ACID OR SALT THEREOF AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. A composite separation membrane comprising a porous polymer support and a coating layer formed on the porous polymer support
wherein the coating layer is composed of graphene oxide and a bile acid or its salt.

US Pat. No. 9,833,190

METHODS OF DETECTING PARAMETERS OF A LUMEN

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A method to detect parameters inside of a lumen comprising:
inserting an inflatable body into said lumen, said inflatable body having a stretchable surface and a stretchable electronic
circuit affixed thereto, said stretchable surface having soft or elastic properties enabling the stretchable surface to be
made longer or wider without tearing or breaking, said stretchable electronic circuit being embedded in or affixed to the
stretchable surface, the stretchable electronic circuit comprising:

a plurality of discrete operative devices arranged as device islands on the stretchable surface, the plurality of discrete
operative devices including at least one discrete operative device and at least one other discrete operative device; and

a plurality of stretchable interconnects embedded in or affixed to the stretchable surface to electrically interconnect at
least some of the plurality of discrete operative devices, wherein at least one stretchable interconnect of the plurality
of stretchable interconnects is directly attached to the at least one discrete operative device and to the at least one other
discrete operative device to directly electrically interconnect the at least one discrete operative device to the at least
one other discrete operative device;

inflating the inserted inflatable body to contact the at least one discrete operative device, the at least one other discrete
operative device, or a combination thereof to said lumen; and

measuring a parameter of said lumen in response to the contact.

US Pat. No. 9,833,141

TRANSFER OF MEASUREMENT DATA RELATED TO PHYSICAL EXERCISE

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. A system comprising:
a server computer comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including a computer program code, wherein the
at least one memory and the computer program code are configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the server computer
to perform operations comprising:

storing, in the at least one memory, a plurality of user accounts, each user account associated with a different user;
associating, by using a user account manager device, during a registration procedure for a heart rate measurement device of
a user, a device identifier of the heart rate measurement device with a user account of the user comprised in the plurality
of user accounts, wherein said heart rate measurement device is attachable to the user's body;

receiving, over a wireless network connection by using a wireless network interface device, after the registration procedure,
a device identifier together with heart rate measurement data of the user, the heart rate measurement data measured by using
a heart rate measurement sensor;

identifying, by using the user account manager device and on the basis of the received device identifier, amongst the plurality
of user accounts, the user's user account and associated user attributes stored in the identified user account;

processing, by using a heart rate data processing device and on the basis of the user attributes stored in the identified
user account of the user, the received heart rate measurement data of the user into advanced performance data of the user,
the advanced performance data comprising at least one of an energy expenditure, fitness parameter, relaxation estimate, training
load, recovery estimate, dehydration estimate, and a state indicator, wherein the state indicator represents a state of a
current exercise performed by the user relative to a predetermined exercise schedule;

storing, in the server computer, the advanced performance data to the user account of the user on the basis of the association
between the received device identifier and the associated user account; and

causing display of the advanced performance data to the user by using the network interface device; and
outputting an indication signal based on the advanced performance data, the indication signal representing the state of a
current exercise being performed by the user relative to a predetermined exercise schedule.

US Pat. No. 9,833,416

OLIGONUCLEOTIDE LIPID NANOPARTICLE COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF MAKING AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOU...

1. A composition for inhibiting miRNA activity in vitro or in vivo in a cell, comprising at least one oligonucleotide encapsulated
in a lipid nanoparticle;
the lipid nanoparticle being comprised of a combination of permanently ionized quaternary amine-cationic lipids and conditionally
ionized tertiary amine-cationic lipids; the lipid nanoparticle having a formulation comprising at least:

quaternary amine 1,2-dioleoyl-3-dimethylammonium-propane (DOTAP);
tertiary amine 1,2-dioeyloxy-N,N-dimethyl-3-aminopropane (DODMA);
neutral lipid 1,2-dioleoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphocholine (DOPC);
helper lipid cholesterol (CHOL); and,
PEGylating agent N-(carbonyl-methoxypolyethyleneglycol 2000)-1,2-dipalmitoyl-sn-glycero-3-phosphoethanolamine (DPPE-PEG),
wherein DOTAP and DODMA each constitute 40 mol percent of the total amount of lipids in the composition, and/or
wherein the lipids in the composition consist of DOTAP, DODMA, DOPC, CHOL, and PEG-DPPE present in respective molar ratios
of 15:25:36:20:4; and,

the oligonucleotide having a negatively charged phosphate or phosphorothioate backbone capable of having electrostatic interactions
mediated by the cationic lipids present in the lipid nanoparticle.

US Pat. No. 9,839,114

LINEAR ACCELERATOR ACCELERATING MODULE TO SUPPRESS BACK-ACCELERATION OF FIELD-EMITTED PARTICLES

JEFFERSON SCIENCE ASSOCIA...

1. A method for suppressing prevalent field emission in the upstream direction in a superconducting radio frequency (RF) accelerator,
comprising:
providing an accelerator structure including a plurality of independently phased multi-cell cavities in a string;
providing an intermediate beam tube having a beam tube length between each of the multi-cell cavities wherein the beam tube
length of the intermediate beam tube between the multi-cell cavities is determined according to the following equation


wherein Ltube is the beam tube length between cavities, Lcell is the length of the cells in each multi-cell cavity, ? is the particle velocity relative to the speed of light, ? is the
wavelength of the accelerating mode, and N is an integer number;

injecting a stream of electrons into said accelerator structure; and
applying an accelerating field of at least 3 MV/m to accelerate the electrons to a relativistic speed.

US Pat. No. 9,837,255

METHODS FOR MASS SPECTROMETRY OF MIXTURES OF PROTEIN OR POLYPEPTIDES USING PROTON TRANSFER REACTION

Thermo Finnigan LLC, San...

1. A method for identifying the presence or absence of a protein or polypeptide analyte compound within a liquid sample comprising
a mixture of compounds that includes a plurality of protein compounds or a plurality of polypeptide compounds or pluralities
of both protein and polypeptide compounds, the method comprising:
(a) introducing a portion of the liquid sample into an electrospray ionization source of a mass spectrometer;
(b) forming positively charged ions of the mixture of compounds of the portion of the liquid sample by electrospray ionization,
the positively charged ions comprising a plurality of ion species;

(c) isolating a first subset of the ion species comprising a first mass-to-charge (m/z) ratio range that includes an m/z ratio
of a multiply-protonated molecular species of the analyte compound;

(d) generating a plurality of first-generation product ion species from the isolated first subset of ion species by causing
the isolated first subset of ion species to be reacted, for a predetermined time duration, with reagent anions that, upon
reaction, extract protons from each of one or more ion species that comprises a protonated molecular species of a protein
or polypeptide compound;

(e) generating mass spectrum data, using a mass analyzer, of either the first-generation product ion species or of second-generation
product ion species generated from the first-generation product ion species;

(f) identifying one or more sequences of mass spectral lines of the mass spectrum by performing automatic real-time deconvolution
of the mass spectrum data, wherein each said sequence of lines corresponds to a charge-state sequence of ions corresponding
to a respective protein or polypeptide compound of the liquid sample; and

(g) identifying the presence of the analyte compound within the sample if an identified sequence of mass spectral lines comprises
a sequence of m/z ratios that is diagnostic of the protein or polypeptide analyte compound.

US Pat. No. 9,836,866

DIGITAL FLYER SYSTEM WITH CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

FLIPP CORPORATION, Toron...

1. A system for contextualizing a digital flyer, comprising:
a processing unit for executing instructions; and
a memory unit storing instructions, which when executed configure the system to provide:
a polygon mapping module, configured for generating tagged contextual information for the digital flyer:
receiving source flyer image data of the digital flyer;
defining two or more polygonal areas having a spatial position and inclusion relationship on the source flyer image data,
wherein at least one of the two or more polygonal areas is a top-level polygonal area that is not wholly contained within
another polygonal area and at least one of the two or more polygonal areas is wholly contained within the top-level polygonal
area; and

tagging each of the two or more polygonal areas with respective contextual information providing descriptors of a portion
of the digital flyer associated with the respective polygonal area, wherein the tagged contextual information of the polygonal
areas and the spatial position and inclusion relationship of the polygonal areas provides a hierarchical relationship of the
descriptors of the digital flyer; and

a flyer data store for storing the tagged two or more polygon areas in association with the source flyer image data of the
digital flyer.

US Pat. No. 9,835,815

OPTICAL FIBER WEIGHT TRACKING SYSTEM

Telect, Inc., Liberty La...

1. A system comprising:
an arrangement of trough members forming a trough system, the arrangement of the trough members comprising a first trough
member being supported by at least a second trough member;

an optical fiber cord arranged in at least the first trough member;
a weight sensing member arranged at a location between the first trough member and the second trough member, the weight sensing
member for converting a force applied to the first trough member by the optical fiber cord; and

a processor, in communication with the weight sensing member, to receive force signal data from the weight sensing member.

US Pat. No. 9,835,721

CLUTTER SUPPRESSING DEVICE AND RADAR APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A clutter suppressing device for suppressing echo data of static clutter components indicating reflection waves caused
by radar transmission signals reflecting on a static object, each of the radar transmission signals transmitted at a predetermined
azimuth at a predetermined time interval from a radar antenna provided at a predetermined observation location to observe
meteorological weather, the clutter suppressing device comprising:
a static clutter component suppressor configured to receive reception signals containing the static clutter components, and
suppress the static clutter components;

a reference data memory configured to store, as reference data, echo data of the reception signals obtained in fine weather
and in which the static clutter components are suppressed by the static clutter component suppressor; and

a rain component extracting module configured to extract echo data indicating rain components contained in the reception signals,
by removing the reference data stored in the reference data memory from echo data of the reception signals obtained in rainy
weather and in which the static clutter components are suppressed by the static clutter component suppressor;

wherein the static clutter component suppressor includes:
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 including zero speed; and

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

US Pat. No. 9,835,716

PROXIMITY SENSOR WITH LIGHT BLOCKING COMPOUND

Hana Microelectronics, In...

1. A sensor, comprising:
an infrared light emitter mounted on a first position on a base;
an infrared light detector mounted on a second position on said base; and
a layer of infrared light blocking compound above said base, such that said infrared light blocking compound directly covers
and encapsulates said infrared light emitter and said infrared light detector,

wherein said infrared light blocking compound has a first thickness above said infrared light emitter at which infrared light
emitted by said infrared light emitter towards the top of said light blocking compound at least partially survives passing
through said infrared light blocking compound, and

wherein said infrared light blocking compound has a second thickness between said infrared light emitter and said infrared
light detector that is larger than said first thickness, such that said infrared light blocking compound blocks transmission
of substantially all infrared light traveling directly from said infrared light emitter to said infrared light detector.

US Pat. No. 9,839,150

MULTI-STAGE SEALING SYSTEM FOR USE IN A MOTOR VEHICLE CONTROL UNIT

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. In a motor vehicle control unit including:
a housing having an interior, a first housing part and at least one further housing part,
at least one electronic component disposed in the interior of the housing, and
at least one conductor structure leading out of the interior of the housing between the housing parts for electrically conductively
connecting the electronic component in the interior of the housing to components outside the housing,

an electrically conductive connection electrically connecting said conductor structure to the electronic component in the
interior of the housing;

a multi-part sealing system for the housing, the multi-part sealing system comprising:
at least one device disposed in at least one of the housing parts for accommodating at least part of the multi-part sealing
system;

a first part of the multi-part sealing system being specifically suitable for preventing liquid noxious substances from penetrating
into the interior of the housing; and

further parts of the multi-part sealing system being specifically suitable for preventing gaseous noxious substances from
penetrating into the interior of the housing;

said further parts of the multi-part sealing system being completely displaced away from said electrically conductive connection
so that there is no physical contact between said electrically conductive connection and said further parts of the multi-part
sealing system.

US Pat. No. 9,837,859

WIRELESS REMOTE ENERGY SUPPLY FOR UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A transmitter unit for wireless transmission of power by way of a bundled laser beam, comprising:
a laser fiber bundle having a plurality of laser fibers, wherein each laser fiber is designed to emit a laser beam;
a positioning optics for adjusting an emission direction of the bundled laser beam;
a field lens; and
a primary lens,
wherein the plurality of laser fibers is configured to each emit a laser beam, which passes through the positioning optics,
the field lens and the primary lens such that the laser beam emitted by the transmitter unit is emitted in bundled form,

wherein the transmitter unit is configured such that each laser beam passes through the positioning optics, then the field
lens and then the primary lens, in that order.

US Pat. No. 9,837,790

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING DIRECTIONAL LIGHT SOURCES WITH BROAD SPECTRUM

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
an optical device comprising:
a gallium and nitrogen containing surface having a first crystalline surface region orientation, the first crystalline surface
region orientation being nonpolar or semi-polar;

an active region comprising at least one quantum well and at least one barrier layer;
a first cavity member overlaying the active region, the cavity having a length of at least 100 um, a width of at least 0.5
um, and being configured to emit laser light with a spectral width of at least 0.5 nm; and

an RF source electrically coupled to the active region for providing RF modulation, the RF modulation being configured to
induce spectral broadening and increase the spectral width to at least 1.5 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,837,599

FILMS AND THE LIKE PRODUCED FROM PARTICLES BY PROCESSING WITH ELECTRON BEAMS, AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

Mainstream Engineering Co...

1. An article, comprising a substrate and a suspension initially comprised of one of surfactant-coated particles and ligand-coated
particles on the substrate, the particles being one of sintered and melted together on the substrate so as to be in physical
contact with one another and substantially free of the surfactants or ligands removed during the sintering or melting.

US Pat. No. 9,836,176

OPTICALLY TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. An optically transparent conductive material having, on an optically transparent support, an optically transparent conductive
layer having optically transparent sensor parts electrically connected to terminal parts and optically transparent dummy parts
not electrically connected to terminal parts, wherein the sensor parts and the dummy parts are formed of a metal thin line
pattern having a mesh shape, and in the plane of the optically transparent conductive layer, the contour shape of each of
the sensor parts extends in a first direction, the dummy parts are arranged alternately with the sensor parts in a second
direction perpendicular to the first direction, the sensor parts are arranged at a cycle of L in the second direction, at
least part of the metal thin line pattern in the sensor parts has a cycle of 2L/N in the second direction (wherein N is any
natural number), and the metal thin line pattern in the dummy parts has a cycle longer than 2L/N or does not have a cycle
in the second direction.

US Pat. No. 9,835,295

EFFICIENT LED-BASED ILLUMINATION MODULES WITH HIGH COLOR RENDERING INDEX

Xicato, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one Light Emitting Diode (LED) operable to emit a first colored light; and
a primary light mixing cavity operable to convert the first colored light to a second colored light, wherein the primary light
mixing cavity includes a first photo-luminescent material with a peak emission wavelength between 508 and 528 nanometers and
a second photo-luminescent material with a peak emission wavelength between 615 and 655 nanometers, wherein a spectral response
of the second colored light is within 20% of a blackbody radiator of the same correlated color temperature for wavelengths
between 500 and 650 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 9,834,130

QUICK-RELEASE LOGISTIC TRACK FOR SECURING CARGO

1. A quick-release, horizontal logistic track for coupling to a wall-mounted, slotted vertical logistic post in the cargo
area of a cargo transport vehicle, comprising:
a horizontally extending slotted track having a front side, a back side and a plurality of slots spaced apart along its length,
said slotted track designed for backside mounting to a wall in the cargo area; and

a quick-release coupler attached to said slotted track adjacent an end thereof and designed to releasably engage one or more
slots in said vertical logistic post, said coupler including first and second projections, at least one being spring-biased,
designed to fit through a slot in said post and extend within said post behind a wall surface adjacent said slot.

US Pat. No. 9,837,248

ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING ION IMPLANTATION APPARATUS

SUMITOMO HEAVY INDUSTRIES...

1. An ion implantation apparatus comprising:
an interruption member that interrupts an ion beam in the middle of a beam line;
a plasma shower device that is provided at the downstream side of the interruption member in the beam line; and
a control unit that causes the interruption member to interrupt the ion beam during an ignition start period of the plasma
shower device such that the ion beam is interrupted before a vacuum degree is degraded in the vicinity of the plasma shower
device.

US Pat. No. 9,835,748

HIGH-FIDELITY ADAPTIVE CURVELET DOMAIN PRIMARY-MULTIPLE SEPARATION PROCESSING OF SEISMIC DATA

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for separating multiple events from primary events in noisy seismic data, said method comprising:
receiving the noisy seismic data that includes the primary events and the multiple events (Mc), the noisy seismic data being recorded with seismic receivers;

estimating predicted multiples (M?);
adjusting the predicted multiples (M?) to substantially match said multiple events (Mc) by (i) applying a least-square matching filter (fLS), in a space and time domain, to the predicted multiples (M?) and (ii) applying an inverse curvelet transform (C?1) to the multiple events (Mc), wherein the predicted multiples (M?) are in the space and time domain and the multiple events (Mc) are in a curvelet domain;

solving with a processor an adaptive curvelet domain separation (ACDS) equation based on said noisy seismic data and said
adjusted predicted multiples, wherein the ACDS equation includes (a) a norm of the primary events, (b) a norm of the multiple
events, (c) a norm of a difference between (i) the least-square matching filter (fLS) applied to the predicted multiples (M?) and (ii) the inverse curvelet transform (C?1) applied to the multiple events (Mc), and (d) a norm of a difference between (1) the noisy seismic data and (2) the inverse curvelet transform (C-1) applied to the primary events and the multiple events;

outputting separated said multiple events and said primary events; and
generating an image based on said separated primary events,
wherein the noisy seismic data corresponds to various layers of the earth and the generated image represents an improved image
of the various layers of the earth.

US Pat. No. 9,834,053

VEHICLE AIR SUSPENSION INSTALLATION AND OPERATING METHOD

WABCO GMBH, Hannover (DE...

1. An air suspension installation for a vehicle having a pneumatic installation configured for operation with a compressed
air supply installation, the air suspension installation comprising:
a pneumatic line having a connection to the compressed air supply installation;
a solenoid valve assembly including a primary control valve, a secondary control valve, and a magnetic part common to both
the primary control valve and the secondary control valve; and

a first air bellows and a second air bellows, at least one of the first and second air bellows being connected via at least
one of the first and second solenoid control valves to the pneumatic line;

wherein the first air bellows and the second air bellows is each associated with and can be one of pressurized and vented
depending on a switching state of the primary control valve and of the secondary control valve, and

wherein the magnetic part of the solenoid valve assembly is configured to selectively control the primary control valve and
the secondary control valve independently from one another so as to independently control pressurization and venting of the
first air bellows and the second air bellows.

US Pat. No. 9,833,648

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SUPPRESSING PYROPHORIC METAL FIRES

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

9. The method of claim 8, wherein the polymer layer includes the following structure

wherein X is a chlorine or a carbonate.

US Pat. No. 9,839,169

PRINTED BOARD TRANSPORT APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A printed board transport apparatus comprising:
a first conveyor installed in a working apparatus for performing work on a printed board, and configured to transport the
printed board between a working portion where the working apparatus performs work on the printed board and a printed board
loading/unloading portion of the working apparatus; and

a second conveyor configured to transport the printed board to the first conveyor in a loading step of loading the printed
board into the working apparatus through the printed board loading/unloading portion, and receive the printed board from the
first conveyor in an unloading step of unloading the printed board from the working apparatus through the printed board loading/unloading
portion,

wherein the first conveyor includes a first transport member on which the printed board is to be placed, and transports the
printed board by using both a function of transporting the printed board by rotating the first transport member, and a function
of moving between the working portion and the printed board loading/unloading portion in a direction parallel to a transport
direction of the printed board,

the second conveyor includes a second transport member on which the printed board is to be placed, and transports the printed
board by rotating the second transport member,

the printed board is to be transferred from the second conveyor to the first conveyor in the loading step, when the first
transport member and the second transport member rotate in the same direction at a predetermined rotational speed in a state
in which the first conveyor has moved to and stopped at a position adjacent to the second conveyor, and transferred from the
first conveyor to the second conveyor in the unloading step, when the first transport member and the second transport member
rotate in the same direction at a predetermined rotational speed in a state in which the first conveyor has moved to and stopped
at a position adjacent to the second conveyor,

the first conveyor moves toward the working portion in at least one of the loading step and the unloading step by changing
a rotational speed of the first transport member from a rotation speed at a conveyor transfer start timing to a predetermined
rotational speed for conveyor movement, after a length of a downstream portion of the printed board, which is placed on one
of the first conveyor and the second conveyor, which is positioned downstream in the transport direction, has reached a predetermined
support length,

the support length is a length of a minimum downstream portion with which the printed board placed on one of the first conveyor
and the second conveyor positioned downstream in the transport direction does not fall, and

the rotational speed for conveyor movement is a rotational speed at which the printed board does not slip with respect to
the first transport member and the second transport member.

US Pat. No. 9,833,964

BAG MAKING APPARATUS

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A bag making apparatus, comprising:
a continuous feed mechanism having a continuous feed roll continuously feeding a web of film;
an intermittent feed mechanism having an intermittent feed roll intermittently feeding the web of film;
a feed adjustment mechanism having a reciprocally movable dancer roll between the continuous feed mechanism and the intermittent
feed mechanism; and

a sealing mechanism sealing predetermined portions of the web of film fed by the intermittent feed mechanism,
wherein the feed adjustment mechanism includes a swinging drive unit for the dancer roll, a tension detection roll provided
upstream of the dancer roll, a tension sensor detecting tension on the tension detection roll, and a tension control unit
configured to control a feed speed of the continuous feed roll in accordance with a detection value of the tension sensor,

wherein the intermittent feed mechanism includes an optical detection unit configured to recognize a plurality of marks on
a surface of the web of film simultaneously at respective positions, a unit configured to adjust an intermittent feed amount,
and a skew correction unit configured to correct a displacement of the web of film in a direction perpendicular to a feed
direction,

wherein the sealing mechanism includes a plurality of sealing units provided in a section where the web of film is intermittently
fed, and a seal position correction unit configured to adjust positions in the feed direction of the plurality of sealing
units in accordance with positions of the marks in the feed direction of the web of film which are recognized by the optical
detection unit, and

wherein the swinging drive unit is set to move the dancer roll reciprocally in a predetermined range, and the tension control
unit outputs a signal to the swing drive unit to change a swing end position of the swinging drive unit based on varying detection
values of the tension sensor such that variation in the detection values of the tension sensor is reduced.

US Pat. No. 9,833,536

CONTACT LENS DISINFECTING SYSTEM

Medivators Inc., Minneap...

1. A system comprising:
(a) sterilized solution;
(b) at least one contact lens located substantially in the sterilized solution;
(c) buffering agent; and
(d) container that contains the sterilized solution, contact lens, and buffering agent; wherein the sterilized solution and
contact lens are physically separated from the buffering agent, and wherein the buffering agent is part of a buffering solution
which comprises at least one of

(1) dextrose, lecithin, polysorbate 80, sodium bisulfate, sodium thioglycolate, sodium thiosulfate, tryptone, yeast extract,
and deionized (DI) water;

(2) columbia broth, sodium thiosulfate, potassium dihydrogen phosphate (KH2PO4), sodium hydroxide (NaOH), and deionized (DI) water;

(3) polysorbate 80, sodium bisulfate, sodium thiosulfate, sodium thioglycolate, L-cystine, tryptone, sodium chloride, and
deionized (DI) water;

(4) letheen broth, sodium thiosulfate, catalase, and deionized (DI) water; and
(5) letheen broth, sodium thiosulfate, iron, sodium bicarbonate, and deionized (DI) water.
US Pat. No. 9,834,625

AMINE-CONTAINING POLYALKENYL COUPLING AGENTS AND POLYMERS PREPARED THEREFROM

KRATON POLYMERS U.S. LLC,...

11. A polymer comprising a residue of a coupling agent, the coupling agent, prior to coupling, having at least two alkenylbenzene
groups each covalently bonded with a nitrogen of an amine compound.

US Pat. No. 9,836,819

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVE RETENTION AND EDITING OF IMAGES CAPTURED BY MOBILE IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system for selective retention and editing of images, the system comprising:
a continuous capture mobile image capture device designed for resource efficiency, the mobile image capture device comprising
a network interface, a power source, an image sensor, at least one processor, and a memory that stores at least one neural
network usable to determine a desirability of a scene depicted by an image, the memory comprising at least a temporary image
buffer and a non-volatile memory, the mobile image capture device operable to:

capture a first image that depicts a scene;
maintain a first copy of the first image in the temporary image buffer;
input the first image into the at least one neural network;
receive at least one descriptor of the desirability of the scene depicted by the first image as an output of the at least
one neural network;

determine, based at least in part on the at least one descriptor of the desirability of the scene of the first image, whether
to store a second copy of the first image in the non-volatile memory of the mobile image capture device or to discard the
first copy of the first image from the temporary image buffer without storing a second copy of the first image in the non-volatile
memory; and

transmit at least one of a plurality of images stored in the non-volatile memory to a user computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,834,391

POWDER FEEDING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR COATING POWDER

GEMA SWITZERLAND GMBH, S...

1. A method for selectively operating a dense phase powder pump in a powder feed operating mode or a flushing operating mode,
wherein the dense phase powder pump comprises at least one feed chamber having a powder inlet valve and a powder outlet valve,
and wherein the powder inlet valve and the powder outlet valve are each designed as a pneumatically operating pinch valve
configured to be closeable upon application of a selected actuating pressure, wherein
the actuating pressure selected to close the powder inlet valve and/or powder outlet valve is set:
as a function of the operating mode of the dense phase powder pump;
as a function of a pressure prevailing within the feed chamber;
as a function of an amount of compressed carrier gas supplied to the feed chamber per unit of time in the powder feed operating
mode; and/or

as a function of an amount of coating powder conveyed by the dense phase powder pump per unit of time in the powder feed operating
mode.

US Pat. No. 9,837,220

KEYSWITCH STRUCTURE

DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHO...

1. A keyswitch structure, comprising:
a keycap having a lower surface and an engaging portion protruding from the lower surface, the engaging portion having an
engaging groove, the keycap moving to a lower position when the keycap is pressed;

a linking bar, a portion of the linking bar received in the engaging groove to couple the linking bar with the engaging portion,
a distal end of the engaging portion being lower than the linking bar when the keycap moves to the lower position;

a baseplate disposed below the keycap, the baseplate having a recessed space corresponding to the engaging portion; and
a buffer film disposed on the baseplate, the buffer film substantially extending over the recessed space and having a deformable
portion corresponding to the recessed space,

wherein when the keycap moves toward the baseplate to the lower position, the distal end of the engaging portion pushes the
deformable portion to make the deformable portion extend into the recessed space.

US Pat. No. 9,836,527

CUSTOMIZED QUERY-ACTION MAPPINGS FOR AN OFFLINE GRAMMAR MODEL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:
semantically processing, by an online semantic processor, a long tail voice-based query issued at a first resource-constrained
device of a coordinated ecosystem of resource-constrained devices controlled by a user to identify one or more candidate responsive
actions that are performable by one or more of the resource-constrained devices, wherein the long tail voice-based query is
unique or occurs relatively infrequently in a search volume of queries;

providing, as output at one or more of the resource-constrained devices, one or more prompts suggesting performance of the
respective one or more candidate actions;

analyzing one or more responses by the user to the one or more prompts to select, from the one or more candidate responsive
actions, a qualifying responsive action; and

updating an offline grammar model stored in each of the coordinated ecosystem of resource-constrained devices to include a
mapping between the issued long tail voice-based query and the qualifying responsive action, wherein the offline grammar model
maps voice-based queries to actions that are performable by each resource-constrained device of the coordinated ecosystem
of resource-constrained devices while offline.

US Pat. No. 9,836,484

SYSTEMS AND METHODS THAT LEVERAGE DEEP LEARNING TO SELECTIVELY STORE IMAGES AT A MOBILE IMAGE CAPTURE DEVICE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A continuous capture mobile image capture device designed for resource efficiency, the mobile image capture device comprising:
a network interface;
a power source;
an image sensor;
at least one processor; and
a memory that stores a plurality of deep neural networks usable to determine a desirability of a scene depicted by an image,
the memory comprising at least a temporary image buffer and a non-volatile memory;

wherein the plurality of deep neural networks comprise one or more of:
a face detection deep neural network that detects a presence of one or more faces in the scene of each input image;
a face recognition deep neural network that matches one or more faces in the scene of each input image to one or more other
faces;

a face attributes deep neural network that detects various facial characteristics of one or more faces in the scene of each
input image;

an image content deep neural network that outputs one or more semantic labels that describe the scene of each input image;
and

a photo quality deep neural network that outputs a photo score that describes various photographic quality characteristics
of each input image; and

wherein the mobile image capture device is operable to:
capture a first image that depicts a scene;
maintain a first copy of the first image in the temporary image buffer;
input the first image into at least one of the plurality of deep neural networks;
receive at least one descriptor of the desirability of the scene depicted by the first image as an output from the at least
one of the plurality of deep neural networks into which the first image is input; and

determine, based at least in part on the at least one descriptor of the desirability of the scene of the first image, whether
to store a second copy of the first image in the non-volatile memory of the mobile image capture device or to discard the
first copy of the first image without storing a second copy of the first image.

US Pat. No. 9,835,480

MULTITURN ROTARY ENCODER

DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN G...

1. A multiturn rotary encoder, comprising:
a single-turn unit, including a code carrier scannable by a single-turn scanner in order to generate single-turn position
signals, and a single-turn evaluation unit adapted to process the single-turn position signals to form at least one single-turn
code word that indicates an absolute position of an input shaft within one revolution;

a first multiturn unit, operable dependent on a supply of power from of a power supply of the multiturn rotary encoder, including
at least a first multiturn code carrier scannable by a first multiturn scanner in order to generate first multiturn position
signals, and a first multiturn evaluation unit adapted to process the first multiturn position signals to form a first multiturn
code word that indicates a number of revolutions executed by the input shaft; and

a second multiturn unit, operable independent of the supply of power from the power supply, including at least a second multiturn
code carrier scannable by a second multiturn scanner in order to generate second multiturn position signals, and a second
multiturn evaluation unit adapted to process the second multiturn position signals to form a second multiturn code word which
also indicates the number of revolutions executed by the input shaft;

wherein a value of the first multiturn code word of the first multiturn unit in an initialization phase responsive to the
power supply of the multiturn rotary encoder being switched on is referenced with a value of the second multiturn code word.

US Pat. No. 9,835,446

NON-CONTACT DEVIATION MEASUREMENT SYSTEM

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A deviation measuring system for a propellant column at least partially filling a projectile casing, the system comprising:
a surface for placement of the projectile casing and the propellant column;
a first projector projecting a first line towards the propellant column and a second projector projecting a second line towards
the propellant column, the first line overlapping the second line at an intersection line, the intersection line oriented
at a nominal height relative to the surface for placement of the projectile casing and the propellant column;

an optical sensor positioned to capture an image of the projections of the first line and the second line upon a surface of
the propellant column; and

a processor executing an analysis software to analyze the image and to calculate a deviation between a height of the surface
of the propellant column and the nominal height by using a distance a between the first line and the second line as projected
onto the surface of the propellant column

wherein the distance ? is determined using the analysis of the image.

US Pat. No. 9,834,653

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MONODISPERSE, AMIDO-METHYLATED VINYL-AROMATIC BEAD POLYMERS

LANXESS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH,...

1. A one-pot method for producing monodisperse amidomethylated vinylaromatic bead poiymers, the method comprising contacting:
at least one monodisperse vinylaromatic bead polymer;
at least one compound of formula (I) or salts thereof

where
R1=—CH(C1-C6-alkyl)- or —CH2—, and R2=—CH—(C1-C6-alkyl)- or —CH2—, or

R1 and R2 combine to form a C6-C14-arylene, or

R1 and R2 together represent —CH?CH—; and

at least one condensed formaldehyde, wherein the at least one condensed formaldehyde comprises paraformaldehyde, or trioxane,
or mixtures thereof, together in a one-pot process in the presence of at least one protic add and at least one organic solvent
at a temperature of 55° C. to 75° C. to produce monodisperse amidomethylated vinylaromatic bead polymers.

US Pat. No. 9,838,809

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A REDUNDANT REAL-TIME WIRELESS RECEIVER NETWORK

Line 6, Inc, Calabasas, ...

1. A system for a real-time wireless receiver network, the system comprising:
a Remote Digital Antenna Digital Receiver (“RDADR”) including a processor;
a first Remote Digital Antenna (“RDA”) including a processor, at least one receiver, and at least one antenna; and
a second RDA including a processor, at least one receiver, and at least one antenna;
wherein the RDADR, the first RDA, and the second RDA are coupled to each other via a digital bus;
wherein the first RDA and the second RDA attempt to simultaneously receive one or more real-time digital signals from a transmitter
of an audio source, wherein the audio source includes a musical instrument or a live performance microphone to generate the
one or more real-time digital signals, and, if the one or more digital signals are received without an error by one of the
first RDA or the second RDA, the RDA that received the one or more error-free digital signals sends the one or more error-free
digital signals in real time to the RDADR using the digital bus.

US Pat. No. 9,838,256

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE DEVICE MANAGEMENT

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. A system for remote device management in a network comprising:
an auto-configuration server managing device;
at least one database arranged for holding information for identification of electronic devices; and
a plurality of auto-configuration servers,
wherein the auto-configuration server managing device and the at least one database are coupled in a communicative connection,
wherein the auto-configuration server managing device is arranged for communication with a manageable electronic device over
the network, the manageable electronic device configured for sending a request for configuration data,

and the auto-configuration server manager further being arranged for:
receiving the request from the manageable electronic device for configuration data,
determining an identification of the manageable electronic device by comparing the request with the information for identification
of electronic devices of the at least one database,

determining an identification of an auto-configuration server from the plurality of auto-configuration servers in accordance
with the identification of the manageable electronic device, and

relaying the request to the identified auto-configuration server.

US Pat. No. 9,838,064

WIRELESS ACCESSORY BUS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An electronic user device comprising:
a housing that includes a wireless accessory bus;
one or more magnets disposed within the housing,
wherein the one or more magnets are arranged to maintain an accessory in a predetermined orientation relative to the housing
and the wireless accessory bus when the accessory is positioned proximate to the wireless accessory bus of the housing, and

wherein the one or more magnets cause the housing and the accessory to be secured together without any intervening space;
a power supply disposed within the housing;
an electrical contact, coupled to the power supply and accessible through the housing, that transfers power to the accessory
upon initiating and maintaining a physical connection with a corresponding electrical contact of the accessory; and

a wireless electromagnetic transceiver disposed within the housing,
wherein the wireless electromagnetic transceiver effects a bi-directional exchange of information with the accessory via electromagnetic
waves when the accessory is positioned proximate to the wireless accessory bus of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,837,759

WIRESTRAIN RELIEF TO USE ON A LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LINEAR MODULE

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A connection housing, comprising:
a first plate having a connecting member for slidably connecting the first plate to a heat sink, wherein the first plate slidably
connects to the heat sink via a first connection track, the first plate including a ridge portion formed across a threading
path wherein the ridge portion protrudes above the first plate to obstruct movement of a wire along the threading path wherein
the threading path is parallel to the first connection track; and

a second plate having an opening for non-slidably connecting the second plate to the heat sink, the second plate including
a valley portion formed in opposing relation to the ridge portion to further facilitate the obstruction of movement of the
wire;

wherein the first and second plates are configured for (i) facilitating bending of the wire along the threading path and (ii)
folding onto each other to restrict movement of the wire after the folding;

the connection housing further comprising an electrical assembly including a light fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,836,456

TECHNIQUES FOR PROVIDING USER IMAGE CAPTURE FEEDBACK FOR IMPROVED MACHINE LANGUAGE TRANSLATION

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
capturing, by a camera in electronic communication with a computing system having one or more processors, a first image of
an object comprising a text in a source language;

receiving, at the computing system and from the camera, the first image;
performing, by the computing system, optical character recognition (OCR) on the first image to obtain an OCR text that is
a machine-encoded text representation of the text;

in response to obtaining the OCR text, automatically obtaining, by the computing system and from a machine translation system,
a first translated OCR text and a translation score indicative of a degree of likelihood that the first translated OCR text
is an appropriate translation of the OCR text to a target language; and

when the translation score is less than a translation score threshold indicative of an acceptable degree of likelihood:
outputting, by the computing system, a user instruction to capture a set of second images of at least a portion of the object
using the camera;

in response to outputting the user instruction, capturing, by the camera, the second set of images;
receiving, at the computing system and from the camera, the set of second images;
performing, by the computing system, OCR on at least one of the set of second images to obtain a modified OCR text corresponding
to the text;

in response to obtaining the modified OCR text, obtaining, by the computing system and from the machine translation system,
a second translated OCR text representing a translation of the modified OCR text from the source language to the target language;
and

outputting, by the computing system, the second translated OCR text.

US Pat. No. 9,835,544

BONDING STRENGTH TEST DEVICE FOR ELECTRONIC COMPONENTS AND METHOD FOR BONDING STRENGTH TEST

NHK SPRING CO., LTD., To...

1. A bonding strength test device configured to measure a bonding strength between a flexure of a suspension of a hard disk
drive and electronic components mounted on a gimbal of the flexure, the bonding strength test device comprising:
a clamp which fixes the flexure;
a dummy adhered to the electronic components;
a probe which engage with the dummy; and
a device body which measures a tensile load applied to the probe while the probe is being pulled toward a direction to be
apart from the flexure.

US Pat. No. 9,834,387

CLEANING SYSTEM FOR DRUM CONVEYOR OF APPARATUS FOR FEEDING FILTER SEGMENTS TO MULTI-SEGMENT FILTER MANUFACTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CLEANING OF DRUM CONVEYOR

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A cleaning system of a drum conveyor of a filter segment feeding apparatus, the cleaning system comprising:
a transport drum formed by a plurality of discs, each disc comprising a circumferential surface defining a plurality of concavities,
wherein the concavities of individual discs are positioned adjacent to one another to form receiving channels for transporting
filter rods, and wherein circumferential grooves are formed between peripheral areas of adjacent discs, the transport drum
comprising discharge passages forming a discharge channel extending through the plurality of discs, wherein the circumferential
grooves are in connection with the discharge passages; and

a vacuum channel connectable with the discharge channel and arranged to remove dirt from the plurality of discs through the
discharge channel.

US Pat. No. 9,834,307

HIGH ALTITUDE, LONG ENDURANCE, UNMANNED AIRCRAFT AND METHODS OF OPERATION THEREOF

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A method comprising:
acquiring, by a first satellite tracker of a first high altitude, long endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft, a satellite having
an onboard electromagnetic (EM) sensor;

tracking, by the first satellite tracker of the first HALE unmanned aircraft, the acquired satellite;
signaling, by the first HALE unmanned aircraft to a second HALE unmanned aircraft, the location of the tracked satellite;
emitting interdicting EM radiation, by a directable EM radiation emitter of the first HALE unmanned aircraft in cooperation
with the first satellite tracker, to the tracked satellite;

acquiring, by a second satellite tracker of the second HALE unmanned aircraft, the satellite tracked by the first HALE unmanned
aircraft; and

tracking, by the second satellite tracker of the second HALE unmanned aircraft, the satellite tracked by the first HALE unmanned
aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,834,305

VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING (VTOL) AIR VEHICLE

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Sim...

1. A flight control apparatus for a fixed-wing aircraft, comprising:
a first port wing and a first starboard wing;
a first port swash plate coupled between a first port rotor and a first port electric motor, the first port electric motor
coupled to the first port wing;

a first starboard swash plate coupled between a first starboard rotor and a first starboard electric motor, the first starboard
electric motor coupled to the first starboard wing;

a second port wing and second starboard wing;
a second port swash plate coupled between a second port rotor and second port electric motor, the second port electric motor
coupled to the second port wing;

a second starboard swash plate coupled between a second starboard rotor and second starboard electric motor, the second starboard
electric motor coupled to the second starboard wing; and

a horizontal stabilizer coupled to a fuselage and an elevator rotatably coupled to the horizontal stabilizer, the fuselage
coupled between the first port wing and second starboard wing;

wherein first starboard and first port rotor pitch, yaw and roll moments are accomplished without the benefit of control surfaces
on a wing.

US Pat. No. 9,834,191

RELAY VALVE, VALVE DEVICE, AND VEHICLE THEREWITH

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A relay valve for a compressed air system, comprising:
a housing, which has a pressure medium inlet configured to be connected to a pressure medium source, at least one pressure
medium outlet configured to be connected to a consuming unit, at least one control inlet, and at least one vent (32) leading to atmosphere,

a relay valve piston (14), which is arranged in the housing in such a way that the relay valve piston is movable along a relay valve piston axis (16), the relay valve piston separating a control chamber (22) and a working chamber (26) from each other in the housing, the control chamber (22) being connectable to the control inlet, the working chamber (26) being connectable to the pressure medium source, the pressure medium outlet, and the vent,

a damping volume (52) pneumatically connected to the control chamber (22),

a passage (54) between the damping volume (52) and the control chamber (22), which passage is designed to connect the damping volume (52) pneumatically to the control chamber (22), and

a connecting restrictor (56) arranged in the passage (54).

US Pat. No. 9,839,100

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR POWERING INTELLIGENT LIGHTING NETWORKS

IDS-IP Holdings, LLC, Sa...

1. A system for powering and controlling a light-emitting diode (LED) lighting network, the system comprising:
at least one router operably connected to a local network;
at least one line card including:
(a) at least one physical channel connected to an output port;
(b) a power conditioning module operably powering the at least one physical channel; and
(c) a controller, said controller configured to control an amount of conditioned power using one or more pulse width modulators,
and control start and stop times of the one or more pulse width modulators;

at least one power distribution unit having a lighting system controller and the at least one line card;
at least one Power-over- Ethernet switch configured to:
(a) control the flow of a lighting system switch and sensor data within the LED lighting network; and
(b) supply direct current power to the at least one power distribution unit; a structured cabling network that is connected
to the output port of the at least one line card; and

an LED fixture that is connected to a homerun cable that is connected to the output port of the at least one line card.

US Pat. No. 9,838,693

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION STORAGE OF IMAGES

Enforcement Video, LLC, ...

1. An image-creation method comprising:
capturing an image as digital data;
locating an area of interest of the captured image;
extracting, from the digital data, at least some data corresponding to the located area of interest;
digitally magnifying the extracted at least some data corresponding to the located area of interest to yield a magnified area-of-interest
image; and

combining the digitally magnified extracted data with at least some of the digital data of the captured image to yield data
representing a modified image comprising the magnified area-of-interest image and at least a portion of the captured image;
and compressing the data representing the modified image wherein the combining step results in the magnified area-of-interest
image being located in an area of low interest of an image represented by the combined data.

US Pat. No. 9,838,521

MULTI-PURPOSE TRAY IN A MOBILE DEVICE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A mobile device comprising:
one or more electronic components including a card reader;
a support frame adapted to support and facilitate electrical interconnection for the electronic components within the mobile
device;

a chassis shell adapted to form an exterior of the mobile device and to enclose the support frame; and
a tray formed by at least an external card slot and a sound interface port, wherein the external card slot and the sound interface
port perform separate functions, wherein the sound interface port comprises a speaker grill, wherein the chassis shell includes
an opening that at least partially exposes the sound interface port at the exterior of the mobile device;

wherein the tray is adapted to shift outward beyond the exterior formed by the chassis shell or retract inward within the
exterior, and wherein the external card slot is a structure adapted to receive an external card when the tray is shifted outward
and to hold the external card to make electrical contact with the card reader when the tray is retracted inward; and

wherein the tray includes a detachable tray connection interface for electrically coupling the sound interface port to at
least one of the electronic components of the mobile device when the tray is placed inward within the exterior.

US Pat. No. 9,838,053

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SENSING INTER-MODULATION TO IMPROVE RADIO PERFORMANCE IN SINGLE AND DUAL TUNER

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A radio comprising:
a tuner configured to tune to a primary frequency; and
a controller configured to:
determine whether a candidate alternate frequency is a third order inter-modulation artifact; and
cause the tuner to switch tuning from the primary frequency to the candidate alternate frequency only if it is determined
that the candidate alternate frequency is not a third order inter-modulation artifact.

US Pat. No. 9,837,467

LED VIRTUAL ARRANGEMENT AND LED DISPLAY SCREEN USING THE SAME

SHENZHEN AOTO ELECTRONICS...

1. An LED virtual arrangement, comprising:
multiple sets of first three-color LED units arranged in rows and multiple sets of second three-color LED units arranged in
rows and corresponding to the first three-color LED units,

wherein the first three-color LED unit and the second three-color LED unit are alternatively arranged in the same column;
wherein each of the first three-color LED units and the second three-color LED units respectively comprises a red LED, a green
LED, and a blue LED, and the red LED, the green LED, and the blue LED are respectively arranged at a different apex of a right
triangle;

the first three-color LED unit and the second three-color LED unit are arranged in a cycle of every three columns or five
rows.

US Pat. No. 9,837,455

IMAGE SENSOR

Visera Technologies Compa...

1. An image sensor, comprising:
a sensing layer;
a plurality of filter units disposed on the sensing layer;
a grating structure, disposed on the plurality of filter units, comprising a plurality of grating portions, and
a grid structure, disposed on the sensing layer, surrounding each of the plurality of filter units,
wherein the plurality of grating portions form a plurality of grating groups, and each of the plurality of grating groups
is separated from each other, and

wherein each of the plurality of grating groups is surrounded by a flat top surface, and the flat top surface is aligned to
the grid structure.

US Pat. No. 9,835,656

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING CURRENT AT A CONVERTER

DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN G...

12. A device for measuring current at a converter in order to operate a closed-loop control device, assigned to the converter,
based on measured phase currents, comprising:
at least two current-measurement devices, connected downstream of a respective common phase output of the converter, adapted
to simultaneously measure associated phase current independently of each other, so that the measuring results of both current-measurement
devices are utilized to determine the prevailing phase current;

wherein each current measurement device is adapted to measure electrical current in at least two predefined current-measurement
ranges;

wherein a measuring range of each of the current-measurement devices is adjustable during measuring operation by switching
the measuring range between the at least two predefined current-measurement ranges; and

and wherein the current-measuring devices that measure the phase current at the common phase output of the converter are adapted
to repeatedly switch between the predefined current-measurement ranges, so that while the measuring range of one current-measurement
device is being switched over, at least one other current-measurement device continues to measure the phase current.

US Pat. No. 9,834,073

TWO-ZONE ADJUSTABLE SUNROOF SHADE

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A dual zone shade assembly for a vehicle sunroof, moonroof, or panoramic roof, comprising a central sliding shade guide
and a pair of sliding shade panels;
wherein the pair of sliding shade panels each includes a latch adapted to engage the sliding shade guide and each of the pair
of sliding shade panels are adapted to engage a sliding shade panel lockpin to allow retraction of the sliding shade guide.

US Pat. No. 9,833,916

DISPOSABLE FLUID DISPENSING RESERVOIR

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A hair removal and fluid application device, said device comprising a front surface, an opposing back surface, an upper
portion, an opposing lower portion, a fluid reservoir and a support body, said front surface of said upper portion comprises
a hair removal means and said back surface of said upper portion comprises a fluid dispensing means, said fluid reservoir
is positioned between said front surface and said back surface and in fluid communication with said fluid dispensing means,
said reservoir comprising at least one liquid compartment, said reservoir having at least one sealed edge, having two surfaces
and at least one opening means, wherein said opening means is releasably attached in between said two surfaces of said sealed
edge and extending outwardly there from.

US Pat. No. 9,838,797

SPEAKER

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (K...

1. A speaker comprising at least four diaphragms, inner connecting rods, outer connecting rods, and a cavity sealing housing,
wherein
all the diaphragms forms two groups of the diaphragms, and the diaphragms of the two groups are alternately arranged, and
the two groups of the diaphragms move relative to each other; connecting points are provided on rigid domes of each of the
diaphragms, respectively, and the inner connecting rods are connected with the diaphragms via the connecting points on the
rigid domes, and the inner connecting rods, which are connected with the two groups of diaphragms, respectively, are connected
with each other via different outer connecting rods, respectively;

cavities of the speaker are formed between adjacent diaphragms, and cavities that are spaced apart from each other jointly
form a front acoustic cavity of the speaker, and the cavities adjacent to the front acoustic cavity form a rear acoustic cavity
of the speaker, and the cavity sealing housing seals the front acoustic cavity or the rear acoustic cavity to separate the
front acoustic cavity from the rear acoustic cavity of the speaker,

wherein the speaker further comprises driving sources, the driving sources being located at both ends of the speaker, each
of the two groups of the diaphragms corresponding to a driving source among the driving sources, and

wherein center suspensions are provided on a selected diaphragm among each of the two groups of the diaphragms that is the
furthest away from the corresponding driving source, the center suspensions being disposed on a side of each of the selected
diaphragms that faces the corresponding driving source.

US Pat. No. 9,838,301

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING THE GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION OF AN INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS

Neustar IP Intelligence, ...

1. A method of controlling access to server resources over a network, the method comprising:
receiving, at a server on the network, a request for server resources from a network device;
receiving a geographic prediction model to predict geographic coordinates of the network device, wherein the geographic prediction
model includes conditional multivariate normal distributions grouped into one or more subclasses, each distribution having
a mean vector representing typical traceroute information between a plurality of training network devices and one or more
beacons;

receiving traceroute information between the network device and Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for the one or more beacons
associated with the geographic location prediction model without requiring a geographic location for at least one of the beacons;

generating, by use of a processor, predicted geographic coordinates for the network device by using the geographic prediction
model to compare the traceroute information with geographic locations of the plurality of training network devices; and

generating a result including the predicted geographic coordinates of the network device and an associated covariance matrix,
wherein the result causes the server to grant the network device access to one or more server resources.

US Pat. No. 9,837,624

TAILORING THE OPTICAL GAP AND ABSORPTION STRENGTH OF SILICON QUANTUM DOTS BY SURFACE MODIFICATION WITH CONJUGATED ORGANIC MOIETIES

Colorado School of Mines,...

1. A semiconductor material, comprising:
a silicon-based quantum dot; and
a conjugated organic ligand connected to the silicon-based quantum dot to obtain a functionalized quantum dot, wherein the
connection between the conjugated organic ligand and the silicon-based quantum dot is a Type-II interface.

US Pat. No. 9,836,709

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR GENERATING A VISIBILITY MODEL FOR A PROJECT

Amdocs Software Systems L...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising:
computer code for identifying, by a visibility model generation hardware system, a plurality of disparate systems associated
with a project, the visibility model generation hardware system being separate from the plurality of disparate systems and
the project being a network rollout plan for a communication service provider (CSP) and the plurality of disparate systems
contributing to execution of the project;

computer code for receiving, by the visibility model generation hardware system, information associated with the project from
the plurality of systems during execution of the plan, the information corresponding to a status of discrete activities associated
with the project;

computer code for organizing, by the visibility model generation hardware system, the received information corresponding to
the discrete activities according to stages of the project;

computer code for generating, by the visibility model generation hardware system, a visibility model associated with the project
utilizing the organized discrete activities, the visibility model presenting a graphical representation of a plan associated
with the project and the plan having:

parent plan nodes each representing a different one of the stages of the project,
the discrete activities indicated in the parent plan nodes based on the organization of the discrete activities according
to the stages of the project, and

an indication of the status of each of the discrete activities, wherein the status of each of the discrete activities is selected
from the group consisting of: not yet started, started, and completed, and wherein the status of each of the discrete activities
further includes an indication of a number of times that the discrete activity has been re-executed;

computer code for making the visibility model accessible, through one or more web services, to client devices for viewing
by users;

acting, by a service level management module associated with the visibility model generation hardware system, on the start
and completion statuses of each of the discrete activities to monitor an actual duration against an expected duration, wherein
the service level management module is configured with escalation thresholds which when triggered are placed back into the
visibility model to be used by the client devices, and wherein the service level management module resets the monitoring so
that the escalation thresholds can be independently triggered for each re-execution;

computer code for receiving, by the visibility model generation hardware system, first updated information associated with
the project from a first one of the plurality of disparate systems, the first updated information being an update to the status
of at least one of the discrete activities;

computer code for receiving, by the visibility model generation hardware system, second updated information associated with
the project from a second one of the plurality of disparate systems, the second updated information being one or more new
activities included in a sub-stage of one of the stages of the project;

computer code for updating, by the visibility model generation hardware system, the visibility model associated with the project
utilizing the first updated information and the second updated information by:

updating the indication of the status of the at least one of the discrete activities included in the visibility model based
on the first updated information, and

adding the sub-stage of the one of the stages of the project including the one or more new activities as a sub-plan to one
of the parent plan nodes representing the one of the stages of the project; and

computer code for making the updated visibility model accessible, through the one or more web services, to the client devices
for viewing by the users.

US Pat. No. 9,836,342

APPLICATION ALERTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A COMPUTING INFRASTRUCTURE

VCE IP Holding Company LL...

1. An application alerting system comprising:
a computing system comprising a processing system and at least one memory to store a service that is executed by the processing
system to:

monitor at least one of a plurality of virtual machines configured in a virtual computing environment to determine whether
the one monitored virtual machine experiences a failure, wherein the monitored virtual machine stores and executes at least
one application;

when the one monitored virtual machine encounters a failure, identify a type of task performed by the virtual machine; and
transmit a failure notification to the at least one application associated with the one monitored virtual machine, the failure
notification including information associated with a type of the failure and the type of task performed by the virtual machine,

wherein the at least one application determines a remedial action to mitigate the failure of the virtual machine based upon
the type of the failure and the type of task performed by the virtual machine in response to the received failure notification.

US Pat. No. 9,836,142

CAPACITIVE ROTARY ENCODER

Panasonic Automotive Syst...

1. A human machine interface comprising:
a capacitive touch screen including a capacitive sensor, the capacitive touch screen being configured to display text characters
and/or graphical information; and

a control device rotatably supported and superimposed over the screen, the control device including at least one electrically
conductive element, the control device being configured to rotate about an axis substantially perpendicular to the screen
such that the at least one electrically conductive element follows the rotation of the control device;

wherein the capacitive sensor is configured to sense a rotational position of the at least one electrically conductive element;
and

wherein the control device includes a detent having a spring with two diametrically opposed legs, a respective said electrically
conductive element being attached to a distal end of each of the legs.

US Pat. No. 9,835,589

GAS SENSING USING MAGNETIC TUNNEL JUNCTION ELEMENTS

Tower Semiconductor Ltd.,...

1. A method for measuring a gas concentration level of a target gas using at least one magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ) element
and a thermal-reaction-type gas sensing element, the MTJ element including a reference layer defining a reference magnetic
orientation and a storage layer defining a storage magnetic orientation, the thermal-reaction-type gas sensing element being
configured to generate reaction heat in an amount proportional to the concentration level of said target gas, said method
comprising:
during a reset phase, generating a first amount of control heat such that an MTJ temperature of said MTJ element increases
above a storage blocking temperature of said storage layer;

applying a first magnetic bias force such that said storage magnetic orientation is biased into in a first direction relative
to said reference magnetic orientation by said first magnetic bias force;

decreasing said MTJ temperature below said storage blocking temperature such that said storage magnetic orientation is fixed
in said first direction relative to said reference magnetic orientation; and

during a gas sensing phase following the reset phase, applying a second magnetic bias force while generating a second amount
of control heat that maintains said MTJ temperature at a work point temperature such that, when said measured gas concentration
level of said target gas is above a predetermined minimum gas concentration level, said reaction heat generated by said gas
sensing element increases said MTJ temperature from said work point temperature to said storage blocking temperature,

wherein said second magnetic bias force is generated such that said storage magnetic orientation is biased into in a second
direction relative to said reference magnetic orientation by said second magnetic bias force, said second direction being
opposite to said first direction such that said storage magnetic orientation switches from said first direction to said second
direction when said target gas is above said predetermined minimum gas concentration level.

US Pat. No. 9,835,476

SCANNING ELEMENT FOR AN INDUCTIVE ANGLE-MEASURING DEVICE

DR. JOHANNES HEIDENHAIN G...

1. A scanning element for an inductive angle-measuring device, comprising:
a printed circuit board having exciter lines and receiver lines;
an electronic circuit; and
a housing, the printed circuit board being arranged within the housing, the housing having a guideway, the printed circuit
board being inserted into the guideway and positioned with form locking in a direction parallel to an axis, the printed circuit
board being deformed, in response to being inserted into the guideway, along a circle line that is curved about the axis;

wherein the housing includes a circular side wall that extends parallel to the axis, the housing including a circumferential
opening in the side wall and in the guideway, the printed-circuit board insertable through the circumferential opening in
a tangential direction into the guideway, the guideway engaging at least one longitudinal edge of the printed-circuit board
during the tangential insertion of the printed-circuit board through the opening into the guideway.

US Pat. No. 9,833,827

STAMPING DEVICE AND STAMPING METHOD

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A stamping device that performs stamping on a surface of a processing target, the stamping device comprising:
a processing tool movable at least upward and downward;
a protective sheet that is able to be attached to and peeled off from the surface of the processing target;
a table supporting the processing target;
a stamping data generator that generates stamping data to form a stamp image on the surface of the processing target, based
on image data corresponding to the stamp image;

a positioning data generator that generates positioning data based on the stamping data, the positioning data indicating a
first stamping position of the processing tool; and

a controller that controls an operation of the processing tool; wherein
the controller includes:
a first controller that controls the processing tool to perform a first stamping located at the first stamping position and
at a first stamping energy; and

a second controller that controls the processing tool to perform a second stamping based on the stamping data at a second
stamping energy which is greater than the first stamping energy;

the first stamping stamps the protective sheet attached to the surface of the processing target, and does not stamp the surface
of the processing target; and

after the protective sheet is peeled off from the surface of the processing target, the second stamping stamps the stamp image
on the surface of the processing target.

US Pat. No. 9,838,514

RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO APPARATUS, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, PACKET GENERATION METHOD, AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING DATA FROM PACKET

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A radio communication system including at least two radio apparatuses, each radio apparatus comprising:
a transmission unit configured to generate a packet including: a header part containing data of an identifier identifying
at least a transmission destination radio station and a transmission source radio station; and a data part in which an audio
frame and a data frame, each having a predetermined length, are consecutively arranged one after another, the data frame further
having a mini-header inserted therein, in which information indicating a type of data is written, and to convert the packet
into a radio signal and transmit the radio signal;

a reception unit configured to receive the radio signal, reproduce a packet from the radio signal, and retrieve data from
the packet;

an audio codec configured to generate a digital audio signal by performing A/D conversion and encoding on an analogue audio
signal and thereafter transmit the digital audio signal to the transmission unit, and to reproduce an analogue audio signal
by performing decoding and D/A conversion on a digital audio signal received from the reception unit; and

a controller configured to instruct the transmission unit to generate a packet, and to instruct the reception unit to reproduce
a packet from a received radio signal,

wherein,
when receiving from the controller a first command to start transmission, the transmission unit of a radio apparatus serving
as a sender generates a packet in which data of an audio signal output from the audio codec is inserted in the audio frame
and data for data communication is inserted in the data frame,

when receiving from the controller a second command to change a mode of a packet in response to an end of a call, the transmission
unit of the radio apparatus serving as the sender generates, during a fixed time period from reception of the second command,
a packet in which data for data communication is inserted in the audio frame and the data frame,

the controller of a radio apparatus serving as a recipient, which has received a radio signal, analyzes the information inserted
in the mini-header retrieved from the packet reproduced by the reception unit, to determine the type of data inserted in the
audio frame, and

the reception unit retrieves data from the packet according to a result of the determination made by the controller, and reproduces
the audio signal or the data for data communication.

US Pat. No. 9,838,164

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST PROCESSES PER TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) for receiving multiple transport blocks (TB)s, the WTRU comprising:
a receiver configured to, in one transmission time interval (TTI), receive control information for each of a plurality of
TBs, and to utilize the control information to receive the plurality of TBs;

a processor configured to process the plurality of TBs, to generate a feedback message that includes a channel quality indicator
(CQI) and indicates successful or unsuccessful receipt of each of the plurality of TBs, and based on the amount of feedback,
to select a coding scheme for the feedback message; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the generated feedback message.

US Pat. No. 9,838,125

MULTIBEAM RADIO FREQUENCY PHOTONIC BEAMFORMER USING A MULTI-SIGNAL SLOW LIGHT TIME DELAY UNIT

The Trustees of Princeton...

1. A photonic beamformer configured to receive a plurality of RF input signals from a plurality of antennas, the beamformer
comprising:
a plurality of optical modulators, each optical modulator being configured to modulate each of the RF input signals onto an
optical carrier, each carrier having a different wavelength;

a plurality of optical amplifiers, each optical amplifier being configured to vary the optical power of one optical carrier
based on a weighting input and generate a weighted optical carrier;

a plurality of multi-beam optical true-time delays (TTD), each TTD being configured to receive all of the weighted optical
signals and generate a plurality of time delayed optical signals;

a plurality of detectors configured to detect each of the plurality of time delayed optical carriers and generate an electrical
signal that represents each of the plurality of received RF input signals; and

at least one demultiplexer coupled between the optical modulators and the plurality of optical amplifiers to demultiplex the
plurality of optical carriers into individual optical carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,837,898

PEAK-VALUE CURRENT MODE CONTROL FOR POWER CONVERTERS

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A control circuit for a power converter, wherein said power converter comprises a power switch and an inductor being coupled
to said power switch, said control circuit controls operation of said power switch to charge and discharge said inductor for
generating an inductor current and providing an output current, said control circuit controls said power switch to be turned
on when or after an inductor current detection signal is zero, and controls said power switch to be turned off when said inductor
current detection signal reaches a peak reference signal or when said power switch has been turned on for a maximum on time,
wherein said control circuit adjusts said maximum on time in accordance with said inductor current detection signal so that
said power converter provides a constant output current to a load.

US Pat. No. 9,837,318

METHOD FOR REDUCING N-TYPE FINFET SOURCE AND DRAIN RESISTANCE

Semiconductor Manufacturi...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:
providing a substrate structure, the substrate structure comprising:
a semiconductor substrate including a first semiconductor region;
a first semiconductor fin on the first semiconductor region;
a first gate structure on a portion of the surface of the first semiconductor fin;
a first mask layer on the first semiconductor fin and the first gate structure;
forming a second mask layer on the substrate structure;
etching the first mask layer and the second mask layer to expose a portion of a first semiconductor fin that is not covered
by the first gate structure;

performing a first ion implantation on an exposed portion of the first semiconductor fin to introduce impurities into a portion
of the first semiconductor fin located below the first gate structure;

etching the first semiconductor fin to remove at least a portion of an exposed portion of the first semiconductor fin; and
epitaxially growing a first semiconductor material on the remaining portions of the first semiconductor fin to form a first
source region and a first drain region.

US Pat. No. 9,835,847

HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGING ARRANGEMENT

Teknologian Tutkimuskesku...

1. An arrangement for hyperspectral imaging, comprising an imaging sensor (170,270);
a band-pass filter element (130,230):

at least one imaging optics element (120,160,220,260) configured to form an image on the imaging sensor (170,270); and

a first adjustable multi passband filter (150a,255) and a second adjustable multi passband filter (150b,250); wherein that the first adjustable multi passband filter (150a,255) and the second adjustable multi passband filter (150b,250) are positioned consecutively on the optical path; and in that

at least one of the first (150a) and the second (150b) adjustable multi passband filter is configured to be adjusted by tilting.

US Pat. No. 9,833,820

DEOXIDATION OF CROSS-ROLLED HOLLOW BLOCKS

SMS MEER GMBH, Moencheng...

1. A method of making a tube from a solid billet extending along an axis, the method comprising the steps of sequentially:
engaging a piercing head of a mandrel into a rear end of the solid billet while rotating the billet about the axis with at
least one roller engaging a front end of the billet so as to push the piercing head forward through the billet and form an
axially throughgoing passage in the billet until the piercing head exits the front end of the billet, whereby the solid billet
is formed into a tube;

after the piercing head exits from the front end of the tube feeding into the passage at the front end a fluidized deoxidizing
agent and/or an inert gas;

retracting the piercing head axially rearward in the passage so as to depressurize the passage between the piercing head and
the front end and draw in the fluidized deoxidizing agent and/or the inert gas; and

mixing a vehicle gas with the deoxidizing agent.

US Pat. No. 9,833,736

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PREPARATION OF COMPRESSED AIR IN MOTOR VEHICLES

WABCO GmbH, Hannover (DE...

1. A method for compressed air preparation in motor vehicles comprising the following steps:
drawing in ambient air;
compressing the ambient air by a compressor (2) driven by a drive motor of a motor vehicle;

drying the compressed air in a downstream air dryer (4, 4?);

delivering the dried air to compressed air consumers (14, 16);

regenerating the air dryer (4, 4?) with system air stored in a regeneration reservoir (30, 30?), passed via the air dryer (4, 4?) and vented via an associated vent valve (22);

in predetermined operating states, switching between a delivery phase and a regeneration phase via an electrically controlled
governor (36, 36?), wherein a driving mode with a high speed of the drive motor is used for the delivery phase of the compressor (2), at least in phases of high compressed air consumption, and wherein a stationary mode at an idling speed of the drive motor
is used for the regeneration phase,

wherein one or more regeneration phases with intermediate partial or complete refilling of the regeneration reservoir follow
after phases with high compressed air consumption, irrespective of a current system pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,833,718

MOVABLE SCREEN

ROBOCOASTER LIMITED, (GB...

1. A themed or dark-ride environment comprising a movable screen apparatus comprising a screen and a base configured for movement
over a surface, wherein the movable screen apparatus includes a guidance arrangement and a drive arrangement, characterized
in that said guidance and drive arrangements are operable, in use, to circulate the screen apparatus around a pre-defined
looped path, wherein the looped path is defined by a physical track which is contactable by the guidance arrangement; and
a passenger conveying apparatus, wherein the movable screen apparatus is movable around the looped path within the themed
environment, the passenger conveying apparatus is movable through and themed environment past the looped path, and movement
of the passenger conveying apparatus and the display of images on the screen is synchronized with movement of the movable
screen apparatus as the passenger conveying apparatus passes the looped path.
US Pat. No. 9,834,022

THERMAL RECORDING MATERIAL

MITSUBISHI PAPER MILLS LI...

1. A thermal recording material having, on a paper support, a heat-sensitive recording layer containing a colorless or light-colored
dye precursor and a developer which reacts with the dye precursor on heating and converts the dye precursor to its colored
form, the paper support containing 0.25 to 1.0% by mass of a neutral rosin sizing agent relative to the pulp solid content
in combination with calcium carbonate and aluminum sulfate, the developer having a phenylureido moiety in its molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,839,108

XRF ANALYZER ACTIVATION SWITCH

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. An x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer comprising:
a) an x-ray source configured to emit x-rays towards a sample and an x-ray detector configured to receive fluoresced x-rays
emitted from the sample;

b) an activation switch electrically coupled to an electronic processor and operable to activate an XRF analysis, the XRF
analysis including:

i) the x-ray source emitting the x-rays towards the sample;
ii) the x-ray detector receiving the fluoresced x-rays emitted from the sample; and
iii) analysis of the fluoresced x-rays; and
c) the activation switch including a finger tap switch configured to activate the XRF analysis by a tap from a finger of a
user on the finger tap switch, the finger tap switch having a required duration of less than three seconds.

US Pat. No. 9,838,884

RADIO WAVE STATUS INDICATING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM

SoftBank Corp., Tokyo (J...

1. A radio wave status indicating apparatus comprising:
a radio wave intensity receiving unit that receives, from a communication apparatus, incoming radio wave intensity of the
communication apparatus;

a positional information acquiring unit that acquires positional information indicating a position of the communication apparatus;
an expected value acquiring unit that acquires an expected value of incoming radio wave intensity at a position indicated
by the positional information;

a radio wave intensity comparing unit that compares the incoming radio wave intensity received by the radio wave intensity
receiving unit with the expected value acquired by the expected value acquiring unit; and

an indication information transmitting unit that transmits indication information based on a result of comparison by the radio
wave intensity comparing unit to at least one of the communication apparatus and a communication terminal pre-registered in
the communication apparatus, wherein

the indication information transmitting unit transmits the indication information when incoming radio wave status of the communication
apparatus has changed due to at least one of addition and removal of a wireless base station.

US Pat. No. 9,838,104

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FAST COMPRESSION OF OFDM CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION (CSI) BASED ON CONSTANT FREQUENCY SINUSOIDAL APPROXIMATION

The Florida State Univers...

1. A method for compressing channel state information (CSI) of a wireless channel, the method comprising:
receiving, at a receiver of a wireless communication system, an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) wireless
signal over a wireless channel comprising one or more antenna pair;

measuring, at a receiver of a wireless communication system, a channel state information (CSI) vector of the wireless channel
from the received OFDM wireless signal for each antenna pair, wherein the CSI vector is an N by 1 vector of complex numbers
and wherein each complex number represents an amplitude and a phase of one of N orthogonal frequency division multiplexing
(OFDM) subcarriers of the wireless channel;

accessing a plurality of configurations stored at the receiver, wherein each of the plurality of configurations “u”, identifies
a set of Pu base sinusoid vectors on constant frequencies and wherein Pu is the order of the configuration and is equal to the number of complex numbers of the compressed CSI if configuration u is
selected;

calculating, for each of the plurality of configurations, a dot product of the N by 1 CSI vector and a conjugate of each Pu base sinusoid vector identified by the selected configuration to generate a Pu by 1 projection vector;

calculating, for each of the plurality of configurations, a product of a constant Pu by Pu matrix stored at the receiver and the Pu by 1 projection vector to generate a Pu by 1 coefficient vector;

calculating, for each of the plurality of configurations, a minimum squared error (MSE) fit with the Pu by 1 coefficient vector on L evenly-spaced locations, where L is smaller than N, by multiplying each of the Pu base sinusoids with the corresponding coefficient in the coefficient vector and taking the summation, at each of the L evenly-spaced
locations;

selecting configuration u and use its Pu by 1 coefficient vector as the compressed CSI, if the total fit residual of the MSE fit of configuration u is below a predetermined
threshold times the minimum fit residual among all configurations, and u is such a configuration with the lowest order;

transmitting the compressed CSI to a transmitter of the wireless communication system;
decompressing the CSI at the transmitter by computing a linear combination of the base sinusoids, using the compressed CSI
as the coefficients of the base sinusoids, and

adjusting the transmission characteristics of one or more wireless signals transmitted by the transmitter based upon the decompressed
CSI.

US Pat. No. 9,836,267

IMAGE/AUDIO PLAYBACK DEVICE OF MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

4. An apparatus, comprising:
a control circuitry configured to:
recognize a relative location of a first display unit in relation to a second display unit,
recognize a relative location of a plurality of divided image data from the singular image,
transmit a first one of the plurality of divided image data to a first display unit, and
transmit a second one of the plurality of divided image data to a second display unit,
wherein:
the first one of the plurality of divided image data is left-side image data and the second one of the plurality of divided
image data is right-side image data if the relative location of the first display unit is on a left side of the second display
unit, and

the first one of the plurality of divided image data is right-side image data and the second one of the plurality of divided
image data is left-side image data if the relative location of the first display unit is on the right side of the second display
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,836,057

ARRANGING PASSENGER PICKUPS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method for arranging a pickup between a driverless vehicle and a passenger, the method comprising:
sending, by one or more processors of a client computing device associated with the passenger, a request for the vehicle to
pick up the passenger at a pickup area;

receiving, by the one or more processors, confirmation that the vehicle has been dispatched to the pickup area;
receiving after the vehicle has been dispatched, by the one or more processors, location information identifying a location
of the vehicle as the vehicle is moving towards the pickup area;

displaying, by the one or more processors on a display of the client computing device, the location of the vehicle and a location
of the client computing device on a map, wherein displaying the location of the vehicle includes displaying a first indicator
on the map and displaying the location of the client computing device includes displaying a second indicator on the map;

receiving, by the one or more processors, updated location information for the vehicle;
determining, by the one or more processors, updated location information for the client computing device using a sensor of
the client computing device;

moving the first and second indicators on the map based on the updated location information for the vehicle and the updated
location information for the client computing device;

when edges of the first and second indicators are moved to intersect one another, displaying a notification on the display
indicating that the passenger is able to attempt a fly-by pickup that allows the passenger to safely enter the vehicle at
a location outside of the pickup area and prior to the vehicle having reached the pickup area;

in response to displaying the notification, receiving user input indicating confirmation to attempt the fly-by pickup;
identifying, by the one or more processors, an indication that the passenger is interested in the fly-by pickup in real time
wherein the indication includes the confirmation to attempt the fly-by pickup;

sending, by the one or more processors, the indication to one or more processors of a computing device associated with the
vehicle;

receiving, by the one or more processors, confirmation that the vehicle will attempt the fly-by pickup; and
displaying on the display, by the one or more processors, a notification indicating to the passenger that the vehicle will
attempt the fly-by pickup based on the received confirmation.

US Pat. No. 9,836,052

CHANGE DETECTION USING CURVE ALIGNMENT

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, by one or more computing devices, data identifying a portion of a lane line detected in a vehicle's environment,
the data including location coordinates for the portion of the lane line;

identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a corresponding feature for the lane line from pre-stored map information
based on the location coordinates and a map location of the corresponding feature, wherein the corresponding feature is defined
as a curve and associated with a tag identifying a type of the corresponding feature;

identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a tolerance constraint based on the tag identifying the type of the corresponding
feature;

dividing, by the one or more computing devices, the portion of the lane line into two or more line segments, each line segment
of the two or more line segments having a first position;

changing, by the one or more computing devices, the first position of one of the two or more line segments to determine a
second position of the one of the two or more line segments based on the location coordinates and the tolerance constraint,
wherein changing the first position includes at least one of shifting in a lateral manner or rotating in an angular manner
the first position of the one of the two or more line segments towards a position of a corresponding portion of the curve;

determining, by the one or more computing devices, a value based on a comparison of the first position to the second position,
wherein the value indicates a likelihood that the corresponding feature has changed; and

using, by the one or more processors, the value to maneuver the vehicle in an autonomous driving mode.

US Pat. No. 9,835,816

FIBER BLOCKING KITS

Telect, Inc., Liberty La...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a body having a coupling member attached to a structural member,
the coupling member coupling with at least a portion of a cable, the cable containing optical fibers and a gelatinous element
protecting the optical fibers from moisture;

a first plate arranged proximate to the coupling member, the first plate including a first plurality of openings arranged
in the first plate, the first plurality of openings to collectively receive a first portion of a plurality of protective tubes
and retain the first portion of the plurality of protective tubes proximate to the coupling member;

a second plate arranged a distance from the first plate, the second plate including at least one of:
a second plurality of openings arranged in the second plate, the second plurality of openings collectively receiving a second
portion of the plurality of protective tubes and retaining the second portion of the plurality of protective tubes at the
distance from the first plate, or

an opening arranged in the second plate, the opening receiving the second portion of the plurality of protective tubes and
retaining the second portion of the plurality of protective tubes at the distance from the first plate; and

at least one damping unit arranged proximate to the first plate, the at least one damping unit including a third plurality
of openings arranged in the at least one damping unit collectively receiving a portion of the optical fibers contained in
the cable, a size of each opening of the third plurality of openings arranged in the at least one damping unit based at least
in part on a size of a sub-unit of the portion of the optical fibers, and the at least one damping unit configured to perform
at least one of:

dampening a displacement of the portion of the optical fibers collectively received by the third plurality of openings to
prevent damaging the portion of the optical fibers collectively received by the third plurality of openings, or

blocking the gelatinous element from advancing beyond the at least one damping unit.

US Pat. No. 9,835,750

BUOY BASED MARINE SEISMIC SURVEY SYSTEM AND METHOD

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A seismic survey system for recording seismic data underwater in the presence of underwater currents, the system comprising:
first plural buoys configured to descend in water to a predetermined depth (H1) and each having a seismic receiver for recording the seismic data;

a first vessel configured to launch the first plural buoys at predetermined first distances along a first line;
a second vessel configured to recover the first plural buoys at a second line wherein there is a predetermined distance between
the first and second lines; and

a computer system configured to calculate the underwater currents prior to launching the first plural buoys and to determine
a position of the second line,

wherein the first plural buoys are configured to travel underwater, at substantially the first predetermined depth (H1), from the first line to the second line, due exclusively to the underwater currents, and

wherein the computer system calculates the underwater currents based on historic data.

US Pat. No. 9,835,745

LOW FREQUENCY EMISSION AND RECORDING FOR SEISMIC DATA ACQUISITION

CGG SERVICES SAS, Massy ...

1. A method for acquiring seismic data over a water-covered survey area, said method comprising:
towing a seismic source emitting seismic waves with higher amplitude at frequencies above 10 Hz than at frequencies below
10 Hz, and seismic receivers configured to detect the seismic waves;

tuning one or more additional seismic sources to emit low frequency seismic waves at frequencies less than 10 Hz so that a
frequency spectra for both said seismic source and said additional one or more seismic sources becomes flat in a range of
frequencies from 1 Hz to over 50 Hz;

tuning one or more among said seismic receivers and steering equipment to optimize recording said low frequency seismic waves
by towing said one or more among said receivers at depths larger than 30 m under water surface;

generating said low frequency seismic waves with said additional one or more seismic sources deployed over said water-covered
survey area; and

recording said low frequency seismic waves with said one or more among said seismic receivers.

US Pat. No. 9,835,502

TEMPERATURE AND STRAIN SENSING OPTICAL FIBER AND TEMPERATURE AND STRAIN SENSOR

Draka Comteq B.V., Amste...

1. A temperature and strain sensing optical fiber comprising at least two radial zones differently doped and having different
isothermal and adiabatic compressibility coefficients between said two zones to differentiate the respective contributions,
of temperature and strain variations, to the variations of at least two distinct Brillouin shifts of said sensing optical
fiber being determined by Brillouin Optical Time Domain Reflectometry, wherein said two radial zones are differently doped
in which
variations of said two Brillouin shifts, caused by a same temperature variation, differ from each other by more than 50%;
and

variations of said two Brillouin shifts, caused by a same strain variation, differ from each other by more than 5%, wherein:
?v1 and ?v2 being variations of said two Brillouin shifts, ?? being a variation of strain constraint, ?T being a variation of temperature
constraint, A1 and A2 and B1 and B2 being Brillouin shift coefficients, in which A1 and A2 are given by dv1/dT and dv2/dT at constant strain, respectively; and
B1 and B2 are given by dv1/de and dv2/de at constant temperature, respectively, wherein:

a1 and a2 being adiabatic compressibility coefficients and bT1 and bT2 being isothermal compressibility coefficients and C and C? are constants which do not depend on the material properties,
wherein
and det M=A1B2?A2B1,|detM| is more than 0.02 MHz2/K???.

US Pat. No. 9,834,378

LOADER AND BUFFER FOR REDUCED LOT SIZE

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A system for storing and accessing semiconductor wafers for interfacing with a processing tool, comprising:
a load port defined by a first plate having an access port defined therein, the first plate of the load port being securable
to the processing tool;

a first container support location defined at the access port, said access port enabling transfers of semiconductor wafers
between the first container support location and the processing tool;

a second container support location defined above and vertically aligned with the first container support location;
a third container support location defined below and vertically aligned with the first container support location; and
a transfer module defined by a second plate distinct from the first plate and a container transport mechanism operably coupled
to the second plate, the second plate including a track, the container transport mechanism configured to move vertically along
the track, the second plate of the transfer module being securable to the processing tool at a location that is adjacent to
the first plate on either a left adjacent side or a right adjacent side of the first plate, and wherein the transfer module
is configured for moving containers among the first, second and third container support locations;

wherein the load port and the transfer module are each independently detachable from the processing tool;
wherein the first plate defines a width to accommodate only a single column of vertically aligned container support locations;
and

wherein the second plate defines a width substantially similar to the width defined by the first plate;
wherein said first plate and said second plate conform to a Box Opener/Loader to Tool Standard Interface.

US Pat. No. 9,833,857

METHOD FOR TEACHING/TESTING A MOTION SEQUENCE OF A WELDING ROBOT, WELDING ROBOT AND CONTROL SYSTEM FOR SAME

Fronius International Gmb...

1. A method of welding with a welding robot along a motion sequence, the method comprising the steps of
a) teaching the welding robot the motion sequence without performing a welding process by:
moving a movably mounted welding wire out of a welding head to a length;
moving the welding head to a first position at a workpiece when a power supply of the welding head is deactivated;
after positioning at the first position, starting a wire-touch sensing process in a welding device, the wire-touch sensing
process comprising the steps of:

applying a test voltage between the welding wire and the workpiece, wherein the test voltage or the therefrom resulting current
flow is provided to be lower than an arc-forming voltage required for forming an arc or an arc-forming current required for
forming the arc;

subsequently, continuing a manual positioning process with the welding head; and
retracting the welding wire to prevent bending of the welding wire and to interrupt a current flow between the welding wire
and the workpiece when the welding wire touches the workpiece and the current flow or a drop of the test voltage is detected,
and

b) after teaching the welding robot the motion sequence, welding with the welding robot along the motion sequence.
US Pat. No. 9,833,482

MAMMALIAN FETAL PULMONARY CELLS AND THERAPEUTIC USE OF SAME

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. A method of treating a pulmonary disorder or injury in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to
the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a cell suspension from a mammalian fetal pulmonary tissue, wherein said
cell suspension comprises a heterogeneous population of cells comprising epithelial progenitor cells, mesenchymal progenitor
cells and/or endothelial progenitor cells, and wherein said fetal pulmonary tissue is at a developmental stage corresponding
to that of a human pulmonary organ/tissue at a gestational stage selected from a range of 20 to 22 weeks of gestation, and
wherein said administering is effected by an intravenous route, thereby treating the pulmonary disorder or injury.
US Pat. No. 9,834,794

METHOD FOR PRODUCING RETINOID FROM MICROORGANISM

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERA...

1. A method for production of retinoid from a microorganism, comprising:
culturing a microorganism having retinoid producing efficacy through 2-C-methyl-d-erythritol 4-phosphate (MEP) pathway or
mevalonate (MVA) pathway in a medium containing a lipophilic substance; and

isolating said retinoid from said lipophilic substance without degrading a cell wall of said microorganism.
US Pat. No. 9,834,616

METHODS, COMPOSITIONS AND KITS FOR TREATING A SUBJECT USING A RECOMBINANT HETEROMULTIMERIC NEUTRALIZING BINDING PROTEIN

Tufts University, Boston...

1. A composition comprising an isolated recombinant neutralizing binding polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence that
is at least 97% identical to an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 65, SEQ ID NO: 66, SEQ
ID NO: 67, SEQ ID NO: 68, SEQ ID NO: 69, SEQ ID NO: 70, SEQ ID NO: 71, SEQ ID NO: 72, SEQ ID NO: 73, SEQ ID NO: 74, SEQ ID
NO: 75, and SEQ ID NO: 76.

US Pat. No. 9,839,163

MODULAR IT RACK COOLING ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING SAME

Inertech IP LLC, Danbury...

1. A modular server rack cooling structure for cooling at least one server in at least one rack of a data center, the modular
server rack cooling structure comprising:
a first supporting member including a first plurality of beam members, wherein the first plurality of beam members are directly
coupled to each other to form a substantially U-shaped configuration;

a second supporting member including a second plurality of beam members, wherein the second plurality of beam members are
directly coupled to each other to form a substantially U-shaped configuration, wherein the first and second supporting members
are disposed in a diametrically opposed orientation;

a third supporting member including a third plurality of beam members, wherein the third plurality of beam members are directly
coupled to an upper end of each of the first and second plurality of beam members;

a first heat exchanger directly coupled to the first plurality of beam members of the first supporting member such that the
first heat exchanger is positioned in heat transfer relationship with a first plurality of servers, wherein the first heat
exchanger is not attached to the at least one rack;

a second heat exchanger coupled to the second plurality of beam members of the second supporting member such that the second
heat exchanger is positioned in heat transfer relationship with a second plurality of servers, wherein the second heat exchanger
is not attached to the at least one rack;

a third heat exchanger coupled to the third plurality of beam members of the third supporting member, the third heat exchanger
positioned at a right angle with respect to the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger; and

a fourth heat exchanger coupled to the third plurality of beam members of the third supporting member and extending upward
from the third plurality of beam members at an acute angle with respect to the third plurality of beam members.

US Pat. No. 9,838,997

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED LOCATION BASED INFORMATION FOR FIXED PLATFORMS

RIVADA RESEARCH, LLC., C...

1. A method of providing a location based service on a first fixed wireless device, the method comprising:
determining whether the first fixed wireless device is able to establish a location fix based on information obtained via
a geospatial system;

collecting location information from a plurality of mobile devices in a communication group in response to determining the
first fixed wireless device is unable to establish a location fix, wherein the plurality of mobile devices comprises at least
a second wireless device;

computing more precise location information including a new three-dimensional location fix for the first fixed wireless device
based on the location information collected from the plurality of mobile devices in the communication group, wherein computing
the more precise location information comprises using horizontal data to determine a position relative to the Earth's surface,
using vertical data to determine a height of the position relative to sea level, and generating three-dimensional information
based on the determined position and the determined height; and

using the generated three-dimensional information to provide a location based service.

US Pat. No. 9,836,999

LED BACKLIGHT SYSTEM FOR CABINET SIGN

GE Lighting Solutions, LL...

1. A lighting system for illuminating a sign, the system comprising:
a plurality of electrically interconnected modules each module including a double-sided printed circuit board having a length,
and at least one light emitting diode (“LED”) electrically connected to the printed circuit board;

two or more electrical conductors electrically connecting the plurality of modules; and
one or more rails, each of said rails having a width less than the length of said printed circuit board, said rails mechanically
connecting adjacent modules in a spaced relationship.

US Pat. No. 9,835,511

HIGH TEMPERATURE FLEXURAL MODE PIEZOELECTRIC DYNAMIC PRESSURE SENSOR

ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.,...

1. A method for forming a flexural mode pressure sensor comprising:
forming a lower substrate having a cavity formed therein;
forming a sapphire membrane on top of the lower substrate and over the cavity to form a base;
forming a lower electrode on top of the membrane;
forming a piezoelectric material layer on an upper surface of the lower electrode, the piezoelectric material layer being
formed of aluminum nitride (AIN);

forming at least one upper electrode on an upper surface of the piezoelectric material layer; and
direct bonding the membrane to the lower substrate at a temperature greater than 900° C.;
wherein the lower substrate has a particular orientation;
wherein forming the sapphire membrane includes disposing the membrane over the cavity in the same orientation as the lower
substrate; and

wherein forming the lower electrode includes depositing a layer of platinum at a temperature greater than 500° C.

US Pat. No. 9,834,717

DRILLING FLUID ADDITIVE COMPOSITION AND PSEUDO OIL-BASED DRILLING FLUID SUITABLE FOR HORIZONTAL SHALE GAS WELLS

China University of Petro...

1. A drilling fluid additive composition comprising
a nano-plugging agent,
a bionic wall bracing agent,
a bionic shale inhibitor,
an emulsifier, and
an amphiphobic wettability reversal agent,
wherein the nano-plugging agent is a modified silicon dioxide nano-particle including a modifying group, the modifying group
on the modified silicon dioxide nano-particle includes a modifying copolymer chain, and the structural units in the modifying
copolymer chains are provided by one or more monomers represented by formula (1) and one or more monomers represented by formula
(2):

wherein one of R6-R10 is -L?-SO3H and the remaining R6-R10 are independently selected from H, —OH, halogen, and C1-C10 alkyl; L, L? and L? are independently selected from C0-C10 alkylene;
wherein the bionic wall bracing agent is carboxymethyl chitosan with a dopamine-derived group represented by the following
formula (I-1) grafted on its main chain:


wherein the bionic shale inhibitor is composed of structural units represented by formula (3) and structural units represented
by formula (4):

the molar ratio of the structural units represented by formula (3) to the structural units represented by formula (4) is 0.2-6:1,
and the weight-average molecular weight of the bionic shale inhibitor is 800-4,000 g/mol;
wherein the emulsifier is one or more compounds represented by formula (i):
in formula (i), each of the two R11 groups is independently selected from C14-C30 alkyl optionally substituted by group Y and C14-C30 unsaturated alkyl with carbon-carbon
double bonds optionally substituted by group Y, and the group Y is independently selected from the groups represented by the
following formulae:
n? is an integer within a range of 1-8;
wherein n? X?-es are independently selected from H and —C(O)—R21, and at least one X is —C(O)—R21, R21 is selected from carboxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkyl substituted by carboxyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl substituted
by carboxyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl substituted by carboxyl and C1-C4 alkyl, C2-C6 unsaturated alkyl with a carbon-carbon double
bond, C3-C8 unsaturated cycloalkyl with a carbon-carbon double bond, C2-C6 unsaturated alkyl with a carbon-carbon double bond
substituted by carboxyl, and C3-C8 unsaturated cycloalkyl with a carbon-carbon double bond substituted by carboxyl and C1-C4
alkyl; and

wherein the amphiphobic wettability reversal agent is a dual-cation fluorocarbon surfactant of which the cation part is represented
by the following formula (a):

wherein, each R1 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, each R2 is independently selected from H and C1-C6 alkyl, each R3 is independently selected from C1-C10 alkylene, each n? is independently 3-15, and m is 1-10.

US Pat. No. 9,834,526

HIV PROTEASE INHIBITORS

MERCK CANADA INC., Kirkl...

1. A compound of Formula I:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
V is CH2 or O;

Y1, Y2, Y3 and Y4 are independently selected from C(R) and N;

each X is independently selected from H and NR7R8;

Z1 and Z2 are independently selected from the group consisting of


or Z1 and Z2 may be joined together with the atoms to which they are attached to form HetB;

L is a linker selected from
(a) a bond,
(b) —CH2—,

(c) —C(O)—,
(d) —CH2—C(O)-** or —C(O)—CH2-**,

(e) —CH2—CH2—C(O)-** or —C(O)—CH2—CH2-**, and


wherein ** shows the point of attachment to the morpholine;
R is selected from H, halo, hydroxy, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, C1-4alkyl-S(O)k—, CF3, CN, benzyl, or two R groups on adjacent atoms may be joined together with the atoms to which they are attached to form a
fused phenyl, pyridine, pyridazine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, or triazine, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 to 4
substituents independently selected from the group consisting of: halo, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, CF3 and CN;

each k is independently 0, 1 or 2;
each r and t are independently 1, 2, 3 or 4;
ZA is selected from the group consisting of:

(1) hydrogen,
(2) C1-10 alkyl,

(3) C2-10alkenyl,

(4) C3-7 cycloalkyl,

(5) AryA,
(6) HetA, and
(7) HetB,
wherein said C1-10 alkyl, C2-10alkenyl and C3-7 cycloalky are optionally substituted with 1 to 6 substituents as allowed by valence independently selected from the group
consisting of: fluoro, hydroxy, carbamoyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C(O)O—C1-6 alkyl, C(O)OH, C(O)—C1-6 alkyl, N(H)—C1-6 alkyl, N(—C1-6 alkyl)2, ArylA, HetA and HetB;

each RA is independently H or C1-6 alkyl;

or ZA and RA and the nitrogen atom to which they are attached may be joined together to form a 5-, 6- or 7-membered mono-cyclic, or 9-
or 10-membered bi-cyclic, saturated, aromatic or partially aromatic ring, said ring optionally containing 1 to 3 additional
heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, and said ring optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 of XA;

R6 is selected from:

wherein the asterisk (*) denotes the point of attachment to the rest of the compound and U1 is selected from (1) H, (2) C1-10alkyl, wherein said C1-10alkyl is optionally substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from halogen, C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, hydroxy and C1-4alkoxy, (3) C3-7 cycloalkyl, wherein said C3-7 cycloalkyl is optionally substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from halogen, C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, hydroxy and C1-4alkoxy, (4) ArylA, (5) HetA, (6) HetB, (7) C1-10alkyl substituted with ArylA, (8) C1-10alkyl substituted with HetA, and (9) C1-10alkyl substituted with HetB; and Ring B is selected from C3-7 cycloalky and HetB, wherein C3-7 cycloalkyl is optionally substituted with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from halogen, OH, C1-4alkyl, C1-4fluoroalkyl and C1-4alkoxy;
each R6A independently is H or C1-6 alkyl;

alternatively, R6 and R6A together with the carbon to which they are attached form a C3-6 cycloalkyl which is optionally substituted with phenyl, wherein the phenyl is optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 of XD;

each XA, each XB, each XC, each XD, each YB and each YC are independently selected from the group consisting of:

(1) C1-6 alkyl,

(2) C3-6 cycloalkyl,

(3) C1-6 haloalkyl,

(4) OH,
(5) O—C1-6 alkyl,

(6) O—C1-6 haloalkyl,

(7) O—C3-6 cycloalkyl,

(8) SH,
(9) S—C1-6 alkyl,

(10) S—C1-6 haloalkyl,

(11) S—C3-6 cycloalkyl,

(12) halo,
(13) CN,
(14) NO2,

(15) NH2,

(16) N(H)—C1-6 alkyl,

(17) N(—C1-6 alkyl)2,

(18) N(H)C(O)—C1-6 alkyl,

(19) N(H)CH(O),
(20) CH(O),
(21) C(O)—C1-6 alkyl,

(22) C(O)OH,
(23) C(O)O—C1-6 alkyl,

(24) C(O)NH2,

(25) C(O)N(H)—C1-6 alkyl,

(26) C(O)N(—C1-6 alkyl)2,

(27) C(O)N(H)C(O)—C1-6 alkyl,

(28) C(O)N(H)CH(O)
(29) SO2H,

(30) SO2—C1-6 alkyl;

(31) phenyl, benzyl or phenoxy, each optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents selected from halogen and C1-6 alkyl,

(32) HetA, —O-HetA or —CH2—HetA, optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents selected from halogen and C1-6 alkyl,

(33) trimethylsilyl, and
(34) C2-6alkenyl,

wherein C1-6 alkyl in each instance of (1), (3) (5), (6), (9), (10), (16), (17), (18), (21), (23), (25), (26), (27), (30), (31) and (32)
above is optionally substituted with 1 to 6 substituents as allowed by valence selected from the group consisting of:

(a) C1-6 haloalkyl,

(b) OH
(c) O—C1-6 alkyl,

(d) O—C1-6 haloalkyl,

(e) O—C3-6 cycloalkyl,

(f) SH,
(g) S—C1-6 alkyl,

(h) halo,
(i) CN,
(j) NO2,

(k) NH2,

(l) N(H)—C1-6 alkyl,

(m) N(—C1-6 alkyl)2,

(n) C(O)—C1-6 alkyl,

(o) C(O)OH,
(p) C(O)O—C1-6 alkyl, and

(q) SO2—C1-6 alkyl;

T is O, S, S(O), or SO2;

m is an integer equal to 0, 1, 2, or 3;
n is an integer equal to 0, 1, 2, or 3;
R7 is H, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl substituted with C3-6 cycloalkyl, C(O)—RK or SO2—RK;

R8 is H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl or C3-6 cycloalkyl;

RK is:

(1) C1-6 alkyl,

(2) C3-6 cycloalkyl,

(3) C1-6 alkyl substituted with C3-6 cycloalkyl,

(4) O—C1-6 alkyl,

(5) O—C1-6 alkyl substituted with O—C1-6 alkyl,

(6) O—C1-6 fluoroalkyl,

(7) C(O)O—C1-6 alkyl,

(8) C1-6 alkyl substituted with C(O)O—C1-6 alkyl,

(9) C1-6 alkyl substituted with C(O)OH,

(10) C1-6 alkyl substituted with C(O)—C1-6 alkyl,

(11) N(H)—C1-6 alkyl,

(12) N(—C1-6 alkyl)2,

(13) C1-6 alkyl substituted with NH2, N(H)—C1-6 alkyl, or N(—C1-6 alkyl)2,

(14) AryA,
(15) C1-6 alkyl substituted with AryA,

(16) O—C1-6 alkyl substituted with AryA,

(17) HetA,
(18) C1-6 alkyl substituted with HetA,

(19) O—C1-6 alkyl substituted with HetA,

(20) HetB,
(21) O-HetB, or
(22) O—C1-6 alkyl substituted with HetB;

each AryA is an aryl which is independently phenyl or naphthyl, wherein the phenyl or naphthyl is optionally substituted with
from 1 to 3 YB;

each HetA is a heteroaryl which is independently (i) a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaromatic ring containing from 1 to
4 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S, or (ii) is a 9-, 10- or 11-membered bicyclic heteroaromatic ring containing
from 1 to 6 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S; wherein the monocyclic ring (i) or the bicyclic ring (ii)
is optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 YC; and

each HetB is independently a 4- to 7-membered, saturated or unsaturated, non-aromatic heterocyclic ring containing at least
one carbon atom and from 1 to 4 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S, where each S is optionally oxidized to
S(O) or S(O)2, and wherein the saturated or unsaturated heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with from 1 to 3 substituents each
of which is independently halogen, CN, C1-6 alkyl, OH, oxo, O—C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, O—C1-6 haloalkyl, C(O)NH2, C(O)N(H)—C1-6 alkyl, C(O)N(—C1-6 alkyl)2, C(O)H, C(O)—C1-6 alkyl, CO2H, CO2—C1-6 alkyl, SO2H, or SO2—C1-6 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,834,791

CRISPR-RELATED METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS WITH GOVERNING GRNAS

Editas Medicine, Inc., C...

1. A method of silencing a component of a CRISPR/Cas system in a eukaryotic cell, the method comprising:
contacting the eukaryotic cell with:
(a) a nucleic acid encoding a Cas9 molecule and a nucleic acid encoding a first guide RNA (gRNA) molecule; and
(b) a governing gRNA molecule that comprises a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that targets the nucleic acid encoding
the Cas9 molecule and/or the nucleic acid encoding said first gRNA molecule,
wherein
(i) the Cas9 molecule and the first gRNA molecule form a complex that cleaves a target nucleic acid of the eukaryotic cell,
(ii) the Cas9 molecule and the governing gRNA molecule form a complex that cleaves and thereby silences the nucleic acid encoding
the Cas9 molecule and/or the nucleic acid encoding the first gRNA, and

(iii) the nucleotide sequence targeting domain of the governing gRNA molecule is selected from the group consisting of:
a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in the Cas9 molecule-amino acid
coding sequence of the nucleic acid sequence;

a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in a non-coding sequence of the
nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;

a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in an untranslated sequence of
the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;

a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event 5? of the Cas9 molecule-coding
region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;

a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event 3? of the Cas9 molecule-coding
region of the nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule;

a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in the promoter region of the
nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule, wherein the promoter region is functionally linked to the Cas9 molecule amino acid
coding region; and

a nucleotide sequence targeting domain that provides a Cas9 molecule-mediated cleavage event in an intronic sequence of the
nucleic acid encoding the Cas9 molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,839,038

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR SETTING A REGULATORY OPERATING MODE OF A DEVICE

NETWORK PERFORMANCE RESEA...

5. A method comprising:
operating a first device, comprising a processor, in a reduced functionality radio frequency mode until at least one of a
country code identifier or a regulatory domain can be determined for the first device;

communicating at least one location factor associated with the first device;
receiving, at a second device comprising another processor, a plurality of location factors associated with the first device
including the at least one location factor;

determining with a regulatory domain selection component of the second device at least one of the country code identifier
or the regulatory domain based at least in part on the plurality of location factors associated with the first device;

communicating the at least one of the country code identifier or the regulatory domain to the first device to facilitate operating
the first device in a regulatory mode consistent with the at least one of the country code identifier or the regulatory domain
and location of the first device;

receiving at the first device at least one of the country code identifier or the regulatory domain; and
operating the first device in the regulatory mode consistent with the at least one of the country code identifier or the regulatory
domain and the location of the first device, wherein the operating the device in the regulatory mode comprises at least one
of communicating, scanning, or operating in at least one Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) channel based at least in part
on the country code identifier or the regulatory domain.

US Pat. No. 9,839,000

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR FORMING EVENT PICTURE IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A method for displaying an event object on a screen of a terminal, comprising:
displaying a current object on the screen;
storing the current object when an event occurs;
displaying the event object on top of a portion of the current object when the event occurs; and
displaying the stored current object on the screen automatically or in response to a user input.

US Pat. No. 9,838,792

VIBRATION SYSTEM OF A LOUDSPEAKER

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A vibration system of a loudspeaker, comprising a polyether-ether-ketone diaphragm and a voice coil attached to one side
of the diaphragm, wherein the diaphragm comprises at least two layers of polyether-ether-ketone base films, and is characterized
in that the diaphragm comprises at least one layer of crystallized polyether-ether-ketone base film and at least one layer
of non-crystallized polyether-ether-ketone base film,
wherein two adjacent polyether-ether-ketone base films in the diaphragm are combined together by using an adhesive layer or
a polyurethane layer, and

wherein one side of the diaphragm is made of a layer of non-crystallized polyether-ether-ketone base film, to which the voice
coil is attached,

wherein a thickness of the non-crystallized polyether-ether-ketone base film is greater than a thickness of the crystalized
polyether-ether-ketone base film, and

wherein the thickness of the crystallized polyether-ether-ketone base film and the non-crystallized polyether-ether-ketone
base film are selected according to the thickness of the adhesive layer such that the diaphragm has good acoustic performance
from the crystallized polyether-ether-ketone base film and lower resonance frequency from the non-crystallized polyether-ether-ketone
base film, thereby improving acoustic effects of the diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 9,838,449

LOCAL STREAMING PROXY SERVER

Numecent Holdings, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
providing, from an application streaming server remote from a local application streaming proxy, an application snapshot of
a streamified application to the local application streaming proxy;

generating, at the application streaming server, access control tokens for a client defining access control policies for the
client to the streamified application;

providing the access control tokens from the application streaming server to the local application streaming proxy;
receiving, at the application streaming server, a request for a portion of the streamified application virtualized at the
client, the portion of the streamified application identified from the application snapshot at the local application streaming
proxy based on a determination made from the access control policies that the client has a right to exploit the streamified
application using the portion of the streamified application;

providing the portion of the streamified application from the application streaming server to the local application streaming
proxy for use in continued execution of the streamified application virtualized at the client;

identifying, at the application streaming server, jumpstart partials of the streamified application used to begin execution
of the streamified application when it is virtualized; and

providing the jumpstart partials of the streamified application to the local application streaming proxy for use in beginning
execution of the streamified application virtualized at the client.

US Pat. No. 9,835,298

ACCENT LIGHT WITH TUBE IN TUBE NICHE FIXTURE AND WATER CHANNEL COOLING LIGHT HOUSING

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. An underwater pendant or accent light installation within a wall of a water feature comprising:
a niche tube disposed within an installation tube inserted into the wall of the water feature, the niche tube having an outwardly
extending collar at a terminus of the niche tube in communication with the water feature and having a water inlet coupled
to a water gap section; and

at least one underwater pendant or accent light having: a housing positioned within the niche tube,
a lens body, coupled to the housing, wherein the niche tube is coupled to the collar, which is coupled to the lens body,
an electronics section positioned at least in part within the housing, an at least one cylindrical heat sink disposed within
the housing, and an at least one LED disposed along a printed circuit board, the printed circuit board in direct contact with
the at least one heat sink,

the underwater pendant or accent light being coupled in a watertight fashion to a power source through the watertight coupling
to form a watertight electrical connection and being contained within the niche tube such that the water gap section surrounds
at least in part the housing and permits water from the water feature to enter through openings in the lens body and circulate
in contact with the housing but not penetrate into the watertight electrical connection.

US Pat. No. 9,835,296

LASER PACKAGE HAVING MULTIPLE EMITTERS CONFIGURED ON A SUPPORT MEMBER

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. An optical module apparatus comprising:
a support member;
at least one laser diode device configured to emit a laser beam; wherein the laser diode device comprises a gallium and nitrogen
containing laser diode device configured to emit a laser beam characterized by emission selected from violet emission with
a wavelength ranging from 395 nm to 425 nm, blue emission with a wavelength ranging from 415 nm to 485 nm, or green emission
with a wavelength ranging from 500 nm to 560 nm;

a phosphor material;
one or more optical fibers configured to optically couple the laser beam to the phosphor material; and
an optical device configured to receive the laser beam, and to provide an output beam characterized by a selected wavelength
range, a selected spectral width, a selected power, and a selected spatial configuration; wherein:

the support member is configured to transport thermal energy from the laser diode device to a heat sink;
the optical device comprises free-space optics configured to create one or more free space optical beams;
a thermal path from the laser diode device to the heat sink is characterized by a thermal impedance; and
the optical module apparatus is characterized by an optical output power degradation of less than 20% in 500 hours when the
optical module apparatus is operated within the optical output power with a constant input current at a base temperature of
25 degrees Celsius.

US Pat. No. 9,834,301

METHOD OF INCREASING THE PERFORMANCE OF AIRCRAFT, MISSILES, MUNITIONS AND GROUND VEHICLES WITH PLASMA ACTUATORS

Orbital Research Inc., C...

1. A method of increasing the performance of a ground vehicle comprising the step of activating a plasma actuator located
a placement distance from a trailing edge or aft end of a surface of the ground vehicle, on or essentially flush with the
surface, at a frequency equal to between about 0.6 to about 1.4 times the velocity of a fluid flowing past the surface divided
by the placement distance, or the extent of flow separation, wherein the activation of the plasma actuator improves the ground
vehicle's maneuverability, stability, or turn rate, or reduces its drag, noise, vibration, or power requirements.

US Pat. No. 9,833,620

ACTIVE TELEMETRY RESPONSE FOR HEARING IMPLANTS

MED-EL Elektromedizinisch...

1. An implantable processor arrangement for an active implantable medical device (AIMD) system implanted under the skin of
a patient, the arrangement comprising:
an implantable communications coil arrangement configured for transdermal transfer of an implant communications signal; and
an implantable processor coupled to and controlling the implantable communications coil arrangement so as to operate in two
different communications modes:

i. a normal operation mode wherein the processor configures the communications coil arrangement for peridermal communication
with an external communications coil placed on the skin of the patient immediately over the implantable communications coil
arrangement using load modulation of the communications coil arrangement, and

ii. a long range telemetry mode wherein the processor configures the communications coil arrangement for extradermal communication
with an external telemetry coil located distant from the skin of the patient immediately over the implantable communications
coil arrangement without using load modulation of the communications coil arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,834,479

TAILORED GEOPOLYMER COMPOSITE BINDERS FOR CEMENT AND CONCRETE APPLICATIONS

The Catholic University o...

1. A geopolymer concrete mix composition, comprising:
a dry binder mixture including
a fly ash material in an amount of about 15 wt % to about 90 wt % of the dry binder mixture;
a gelation enhancer in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 80 wt % of the dry binder mixture; and
a hardening enhancer in an amount of about 5 wt % to about 80 wt % of the dry binder mixture;
a liquid alkaline activator solution;
a fine aggregate; and
a coarse aggregate, and
wherein the geopolymer concrete mixture has a setting time of longer than 1-hour.

US Pat. No. 9,839,118

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR BOARD-TO-BOARD INTERCONNECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A wide bandwidth circuit board arrangement including two coplanar substrates separated by a predetermined gap, comprising:
at least one bond wire arranged across said gap and interconnecting a respective conducting microstrip line on a first side
of each respective substrate;

at least one open stub arrangement configured on said first side of each said respective substrate, each said open stub arrangement
comprising a microstrip extending at an angle from an end of each said conducting strip on each respective substrate;

a ground layer on a second side of each respective substrate;
a defected ground structure arranged on said second side of each respective substrate and laterally overlapping each respective
open stub arrangement arranged on said first side.

US Pat. No. 9,837,868

ROTOR ASSEMBLY FOR AN ELECTRIC MACHINE

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A rotor assembly for an electric machine comprising:
a rotor core having at least one post and a set of coolant passages included in a rotor of the rotor core;
a winding wound around the post having axial segments that run along a opposite first and second sides of the post, and an
end portion extending axially beyond a third side of the post, connecting the axial segments, to define an end turn segment,
wherein the post at least partially defines a first face for receiving the winding; and

a coolant tube, that at least partially encompasses the post and defines a second face for receiving the rotor windings, wherein
the coolant tube is located adjacent to, and extending axially in parallel with, the axial segments and at least partially
extending in parallel with the end turn segment; and

an end tube transition that defines a transition portion of the coolant tube, and fluidly couples the coolant tube to the
set of coolant passages included in the rotor,

wherein the coolant tube has at least a portion in a thermally conductive relationship with at least a portion of the end
turn segment, wherein heat from the end turn segment is transferred by conduction to the at least a portion of the coolant
tube.

US Pat. No. 9,837,216

CARRIER WIRE FOR SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS

AVX Corporation, Fountai...

1. A solid electrolytic capacitor, the solid electrolytic capacitor comprising:
a capacitor element, wherein the capacitor element comprises a sintered, porous anode body; a dielectric layer overlying the
sintered, porous anode body; and a cathode overlying the dielectric layer that includes a solid electrolyte; and

an anode lead assembly, wherein the anode lead assembly comprises a first anode lead having an embedded portion positioned
within the sintered, porous anode body and an external portion extending from a surface of the sintered, porous anode body
in a longitudinal direction, wherein the external portion of the first anode lead includes a first external portion and a
second external portion, wherein the second external portion includes a substantially planar surface, wherein the second external
portion has a width that is greater than a width of the first external portion; and a second anode lead positioned external
to the sintered, porous anode body, wherein the second anode lead comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein
the first portion has a substantially planar surface, wherein the substantially planar surface of the first portion of the
second anode lead is connected to the substantially planar surface of the second external portion of the first anode lead;

wherein the second portion of the second anode lead has a height that is smaller than a height of the embedded portion of
the first anode lead, wherein the height of the second portion of the second anode lead is from about 10% to about 90% of
the height of the embedded portion of the first anode lead.

US Pat. No. 9,836,895

SIMULATING VIRTUAL OBJECTS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A system for testing a vehicle using virtual objects, the system comprising:
one or more memories storing virtual object data, first behavior plan for a virtual object of the virtual object data, and
alternative second behavior plan for the virtual object wherein the first behavior plan and the alternative second behavior
plan each define different paths for the virtual object;

one or more testing computing devices in communication with the one or more memories, the one or more processors being configured
to:

randomly select one of the first behavior plan or the alternative second behavior plan,
generate simulated sensor data for the virtual object based on the randomly selected one of the first behavior plan or the
alternative behavior plan, and

send the simulated sensor data to one or more controlling computing devices, and
the one or more controlling computing devices in communication with the one or more memories, the one or more computing devices
being configured to:

receive real sensor data corresponding to real objects in the vehicle's environment detected by one or more sensors of the
vehicle;

receive, from the one or more testing computing devices, the simulated sensor data corresponding to the virtual object being
in the vehicle's environment, such that the one or more controlling computing devices identify the virtual object as a real
object in the vehicle's environment that is executing the randomly selected one of the first behavior plan or the alternative
second behavior plan even when the virtual object does not exist in the vehicle's environment; and

maneuver the vehicle based on both the real object data and the simulated sensor data to test a maneuvering response of the
vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,835,320

POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR SHELF TRACK LIGHTING DEVICE

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. A power supply system for shelf track lighting device, comprising:
a track, the track comprising a U-shaped slot, two grooves respectively arranged on the two side walls of the U-shaped slot,
and two conductive posts respectively received in the two grooves;

a jointer slidably disposed on the track, the jointer comprising a bottom cover, an upper cover fastened onto the bottom cover,
and two elastic chips interposed between the bottom cover and the upper cover, the upper cover comprising a T-shaped supporting
cover extending outwardly therefrom, the two elastic chips being clamped between the T-shaped supporting cover and the bottom
cover, each of the two elastic chips being of a S-shaped configuration and comprising an arm, a supporting end, an arc-shaped
bend portion, and three right-angle-shaped bend portions, the arc-shaped bend portion being arranged between the arm and one
of the right-angle-shaped bend portions, the arm extending out of the T-shaped supporting cover and electrically connecting
to one of the conductive posts.

US Pat. No. 9,833,739

EXHAUST GAS CLEAN-UP SYSTEM FOR FOSSIL FUEL FIRED POWER PLANT

MILLENIUM SYNTHFUELS CORP...

1. A method for removing fly ash, mercury, and mercuric salts from exhaust gas being emitted from a fossil fuel fired power
plant, consisting of:
connecting the exhaust gas from the fossil fuel-fired power plant to an inlet of a cyclone gas separator, wherein the cyclone
gas separator effectively separates and stores the heavier fly ash;

connecting the lighter exhaust gas from the cyclone separator with the inlet of an activated carbon filter and trapping additional
fly ash therein along with the mercury and mercuric salts;

directing the exhaust gas from the activated carbon filter to a reaction chamber operative to remove substantially all of
the remaining mercury and mercuric salts from the exhaust gas; and

mixing the exhaust gas in the reaction chamber with a soluble slurry of calcium hydroxide and water enhanced by a solubilizing
agent and chemically producing heavier mercuric salts from the mercury in the exhaust gas and the heavier mercuric salts are
removed from the reaction chamber and stored.

US Pat. No. 9,839,099

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Noon Home, Inc., Cuperti...

1. A light switch module comprising:
a light switch actuator comprising an electrical contact component, the light switch actuator configured to pivot with respect
to a base housing portion so as to move the electrical contact component from a first position to a second position to connect
an electrical flow path by pivoting of an actuation surface of the light switch actuator, the actuation surface comprising
a foot portion extending outwardly from a plane of the actuation surface so as to facilitate pivoting of the light switch
actuator; and

a tactile display housed in the light switch actuator and configured for activation by the pivoting of the actuation surface
moving the electrical contact component to the second position, the tactile display configured to pivot contemporaneously
with the actuation surface, the tactile display configured to cause selection of a lighting setting selected from a plurality
of lighting settings in response to one or more tactile motions on the actuation surface, the tactile display configured to
discretely display a distinct icon in response to a change in the selection of the lighting setting.

US Pat. No. 9,838,415

FIGHT-THROUGH NODES FOR SURVIVABLE COMPUTER NETWORK

Architecture Technology C...

1. A method comprising:
running a plurality of virtual machines that includes (n) virtual machines, each respective virtual machine of the plurality
of virtual machines associated with a respective position in an ordered sequence of the virtual machines, wherein a first
virtual machine of the plurality of virtual machines is associated with a position in the ordered sequence of virtual machines
occurring first;

receiving, by a node, a plurality of transaction requests that consists of (n) transaction requests;
for each respective transaction request of the plurality of transaction requests:
dispatching the respective transaction request and each transaction request, if any, of the plurality of transaction requests
previous to the respective transaction request to respective virtual machines of the ordered sequence of virtual machines;
and

executing, by the respective virtual machines of the ordered sequence of virtual machines, the respective transaction request
and each transaction request, if any, of the plurality of transaction requests previous to the respective transaction request,
wherein a service provided by the node is usable as part of the respective virtual machines of the ordered sequence of virtual
machines executing the respective transaction request and each transaction request, if any, of the plurality of transaction
requests previous to the respective transaction request;

based on the first virtual machine having executed (n) transaction requests in the plurality of transaction requests, detecting
whether any of the virtual machines has been compromised;

in response to detecting the plurality of virtual machines includes a compromised virtual machine, isolating the compromised
virtual machine such that the compromised virtual machine is unable to subsequently use the service; and

after isolating the compromised virtual machine:
receiving a subsequent transaction request;
dispatching the subsequent transaction request to the compromised virtual machine; and
executing, by the compromised virtual machine, the subsequent transaction request.

US Pat. No. 9,838,069

RADIO FREQUENCY FRONT END MODULE WITH HIGH BAND SELECTIVITY

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A radio frequency front end module for transmitting and receiving radio frequency signals, the front end module comprising:
a plurality of external filters, wherein the plurality of external filters include different pass bands;
a control lead configured to supply a control signal to dynamically couple an external filter of the plurality of external
filters to an integrated circuit during operation of the front end module;

the front end module configured to dynamically adjust characteristics of the external filter to process signals from a different
frequency band; and

the integrated circuit coupled with the external filter via two external filter leads, the integrated circuit including:
a transmit-receive switch having a transmit port, a receive port and an antenna port, the transmit-receive switch during operation
alternates between coupling the antenna port to the transmit port and coupling the antenna port to the receive port;

a power amplifier configured to amplify a modulated radio frequency signal, the transmit-receive switch outputs the amplified
modulated radio frequency signal when the antenna port is coupled to the transmit port;

a low pass filter coupled between the power amplifier and the transmit port of the transmit-receive switch, the low pass filter
configured to pass low-frequency signals and attenuate signals with frequencies higher than a cutoff frequency;

a low noise amplifier configured to amplify a received radio frequency signal when the antenna port is coupled to the receive
port; and

the two external filter leads coupling the external filter between the low noise amplifier of the integrated circuit and the
receive port of the transmit-receive switch of the integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,837,671

FUEL CELL FLUID DISTRIBUTION

INTELLIGENT ENERGY LIMITE...

1. A bipolar fuel cell plate for use in a fuel cell comprising:
a plurality of flow field channels;
further comprising first and second arrays of channels formed in a surface thereof within a folded region of the plate, the
first array of channels extending from an edge of the plate across a first internal face of the folded region, the second
array of channels extending across a second opposing face of the folded region in a second direction transverse to the first
direction, wherein openings of the first array of channels at the edge of the plate are configured to provide coolant droplets
to the first surface of the elements;

a coolant distribution structure formed as part of the fluid flow field plate, the coolant distribution structure configured
to direct coolant droplets into the flow field channels; and

wherein the coolant distribution structure comprises one or more elements associated with one or more flow field channels,
the elements having a first surface for receiving a coolant droplet and a second surface having a shape that defines a coolant
droplet detachment region for directing a coolant droplet into the associated flow field channel.

US Pat. No. 9,835,744

VIRTUAL ELECTRODE CURRENT INJECTION USING SEISMIC FOCUSING AND SEISMOELECTRIC CONVERSION

Colorado School of Mines,...

1. A method for controlling a seismoelectric conversion comprising:
determining a virtual electrode source location within a medium;
focusing a plurality of seismic waves, from one or more seismic sources, at the virtual electrode source location within the
medium; and

causing the plurality of seismic waves from the one or more seismic sources to propagate through the medium and accumulate
at the virtual electrode source location within the medium, wherein an intensity of the seismoelectric conversion occurring
at the virtual electrode source location after focusing is greater than an intensity of the seismoelectric conversion occurring
at the virtual electrode source location prior to focusing.

US Pat. No. 9,835,426

SPIN-STABILIZED NON-LETHAL PROJECTILE WITH A SHEAR-THINNING FLUID

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

19. A cartridge comprising:
a cartridge casing comprising a seating portion for receiving a projectile; and
the projectile received in the seating portion of the cartridge casing, the projectile comprising:
a frangible polymeric shell having an interior cavity;
the frangible shell comprising a cylindrical portion, wherein the frangible shell is configured to engage rifling in a barrel
so that the projectile spins when fired through the barrel; and

a shear-thinning fluid within the interior cavity;
wherein the shear-thinning fluid has a spin-stabilizing viscosity that is greater than an impact dispersing viscosity, such
that the impact dispersing viscosity of the shear-thinning fluid decreases with the rate of shear at impact with a target,
and the impact dispersing viscosity of the shear-thinning fluid is less than about 30 Pa·s at a shear rate of about 15 Hz
at about 25° C., and the impact dispersing viscosity of the shear-thinning fluid is less than about 30 Pa·s at shear rates
greater than about 15 Hz at about 25° C., and the spin-stabilizing viscosity of the shear-thinning fluid is greater than about
130 Pa·s at a first shear rate less than about 2 Hz at about 25° C. in order to spin-stabilize the projectile.

US Pat. No. 9,833,362

BANDAGE SET FOR TREATING WOUND CAVITIES

Paul Hartmann AG, Heiden...

1. A bandage set suitable for use in negative-pressure treatment of wound cavities comprising
i) a first bandage material as wound contact layer, comprising a flexible, perforated film (11, 21, 31) having a first and a second side, and having perforations (15) present in the flexible, perforated film being provided in such a way that the perforation edges (16) protrude from solely the second side of the flexible, perforated film (11, 21, 31), which perforation edges form three-dimensional structures solely on the second side of the flexible, perforated film (11, 21, 31), wherein the three-dimensional structures present solely on the second side of the flexible perforated film (11, 21, 31) are in the form of crater-shaped structures, and the first side, which is smooth, being intended for contacting with a wound
base (3),

ii) a separately provided second bandage material for introduction into a wound cavity, comprising a porous polymer foam (12, 22, 32), the porous polymer foam (12, 22, 32) being an open-cell porous polymer foam with a surface which open-cell polymer foam (12, 22, 32) comprises struts (14) on or close to the surface of the open-cell polymer foam and which comprises, on the surface of the open-cell polymer foam,
hollow spaces (13) open toward the surface of the open-cell polymer foam, and wherein the hollow spaces (13) open toward the surface are cells which are present in the interior of the open-cell polymer foam (12, 22, 32) and which are exposed and become the hollow spaces (13) open towards the surface by a cutting of the foam during the production of the second bandage material wherein the interior
of the foam contains an intact cell structure which is not exposed by the cutting of the foam during the production of the
second bandage material, and where the struts (14) and hollow spaces (13) form three-dimensional structures on the surface of the open-cell polymer foam, characterized in that

the first bandage material has a surface area sufficient to envelop at least 75% of the surface of the second bandage material,
and the three-dimensional structures present on solely the second side of the flexible, perforated film (11, 21, 31) form an adhesive connection with the three-dimensional structures present on the surface of the open-cell porous polymer
foam by having the crater-shaped structures on the second side of the flexible perforated film (11, 21, 31) penetrate the hollow spaces (13) of the three-dimensional structures on the surface of the open-cell polymer foam to form a form-fit and/or force-fit adhesive
connection,

the second side of the flexible, perforated film (11, 21, 31) being intended for partial or complete envelopment of the surface of the porous polymer foam (12, 22, 32) immediately before treatment of a wound cavity, and wherein the bandage set is such that after introduction of the bandage
set composed of first and second bandage material into a wound cavity, movement of the first bandage material with respect
to the second bandage material is prevented during the negative pressure treatment and/or simultaneous removal of the first
bandage material and the second bandage material is facilitated owing to the adhesive connection between the first bandage
material and the second bandage material.

US Pat. No. 9,839,139

METHOD FOR REDUCING THIN FILMS ON LOW TEMPERATURE SUBSTRATES

NCC NANO, LLC, Dallas, T...

1. A method comprising;
dispersing an organic reducer and a metal oxide in a liquid;
depositing said dispersion on a substrate as a non-conductive thin film; and
exposing said non-conductive thin film to a single pulsed electromagnetic emission in an ambient atmosphere for said organic
reducer to initially react with said metal oxide chemically via a redox reaction to form metal particles, and for sintering
said metal particles to render said thin film from electrically non-conductive to electrically conductive, wherein said pulsed
electromagnetic emission has a pulse length of less than 20 ms and a radiated power of approximately 2 KW/cm2.

US Pat. No. 9,837,870

WATER-RESISTANT MOTOR AND END BELL

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

1. A water-resistant motor comprising:
a motor housing surrounding an interior region and having an open end;
an end bell attached to the motor housing to close the open end and having a central bore;
a shaft extending axially outward from the interior region through the central bore of the end bell, the shaft having a bearing
region and a seal region axially outward of the bearing region;

a rotary bearing retained by the end bell and attached to the shaft in the bearing region;
a seal retained by the end bell and contacting the shaft in the seal region, wherein a gap is formed between the rotary bearing
and the seal;

the end bell including a passage extending from the interior region of the motor housing to the gap and bypassing the rotary
bearing;

a vent extending from outside the motor housing through the end bell or the motor housing into communication with the interior
region and the passage to maintain air pressure at or above atmospheric in the gap.

US Pat. No. 9,836,081

DISPLAY DEVICE HOUSING AND FORM-FITTED CONFIGURATION

AMX LLC, Richardson, TX ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a display device bracket comprising at least two spring loaded tabs;
a mount with at least one side that is configured to make contact with the display device bracket; and
a rear housing cover with at least two receiving tabs configured to receive the spring loaded tabs and maintain the display
device bracket in a locked position;

wherein the mount includes three securing lips that maintain the display device bracket;
wherein the rear housing cover covers the mount portion on three sides that are not occupied by the display device bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,833,831

APPARATUS FOR SIZING A COMPONENT SHELL HAVING AT LEAST TWO DIFFERENT CROSS-SECTIONS

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. An apparatus for sizing an exhaust component having an outer shell defining a center axis extending from a first shell
end to a second shell end, a first substrate positioned within an internal cavity at the first shell end, a second substrate
positioned within an internal cavity at the second shell end, and at least one sensor hole formed in the outer shell between
the first and second substrates, the apparatus comprising:
a plurality of first fingers to surround the first shell end to size the outer shell about the first substrate to a first
cross-section, and wherein the plurality of first fingers extend in an axial direction and are circumferentially spaced apart
from each other about the central axis;

wherein each first finger of the plurality of first fingers extends to a first finger distal end, and wherein at least one
first finger has a protruding portion at the first finger distal end that is longer than the first finger distal end of the
other first fingers;

a plurality of second fingers to surround the second shell end to size the outer shell about the second substrate to a second
diameter, and wherein the plurality of second fingers extend in an axial direction and are circumferentially spaced apart
from each other about the central axis; and

wherein each second finger of the plurality of second fingers extends to a second finger distal end, and wherein at least
one second finger has a recess portion at the second finger distal end that receives the protruding portion of the at least
one first finger.

US Pat. No. 9,838,736

HOME AUTOMATION BUBBLE ARCHITECTURE

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. A method for controlling a plurality of devices in a home automation system, comprising:
providing, by a home automation controller incorporated as part of a television receiver, a device proxy for a device in communication
with the home automation system, wherein the device proxy comprises a plurality of value containers, each value container
of the plurality of value containers corresponding to a sensor output value or control value of the device;

setting, by the home automation controller, a new value in a value container of the plurality of value containers of the device
proxy;

determining, by the home automation controller, one or more rules associated with the device proxy;
running, by the home automation controller, the determined one or more rules, wherein:
the determined one or more rules are indicative of interactive relationships between the device proxy, one or more other device
proxies corresponding to one or more other home automation devices in communication with the home automation controller, and
a user interface (UI) proxy; and

the UI proxy is distinct from the device proxy and receives the new value from the device proxy based on the determined one
or more rules;

updating, by the home automation controller, the one or more other device proxies corresponding to the one or more other home
automation devices;

storing, by the home automation controller, the new value in a UI proxy value container of a plurality of UI proxy value containers,
and

causing, by the home automation controller, the new value to be transmitted to one or more UI devices based on the UI proxy.

US Pat. No. 9,835,453

GROUND CONTROL POINT ASSIGNMENT AND DETERMINATION SYSTEM

UNMANNED INNOVATION, INC....

1. A ground control point marker comprising:
a top portion having a pattern thereon, the pattern configured to be recognizable in aerial images obtained by an unmanned
aerial vehicle;

a Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) receiver, wherein the GNSS receiver obtains geospatial position information of
a location where the ground control point marker is placed on a ground surface; and

a transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit the geospatial position information and an identifier of the ground control
point marker to a separate computer system

wherein the top portion comprises a display with a plurality of lights, wherein the display is configured to display the pattern,
and wherein the pattern comprises variable shapes, numbers, letters or figures.

US Pat. No. 9,834,965

MULTI-LINK HINGE ASSEMBLY

First Dome Corporation, ...

1. A multi-link hinge assembly, comprising:
a first link lever unit including a first link lever and a first sliding rod, said first link lever having a first fixed end
and a first sliding end opposite to said first fixed end, said first sliding rod extending through said first sliding end;

a second link lever unit including a second link lever and a second sliding rod, said second link lever having a second fixed
end and a second sliding end opposite to said second fixed end, said second fixed end overlapping said first fixed end, said
second sliding rod being parallel to said first sliding rod and extending through said second sliding end;

a central shaft extending through said first and second link levers, between said first fixed end and said first sliding end,
and between said second fixed end and said second sliding end;

a first base having a first inner end proximate to said central shaft, a first outer end distal from said central shaft, and
two opposite first sliding grooves each extending from said first inner end to said first outer end, said first sliding end
being slidably disposed in said first base, said second fixed end extending into and pivotally connected to said first inner
end of said first base, said first sliding rod having two opposite ends respectively and slidably disposed in said first sliding
grooves;

a second base juxtaposed with said first base, and having a second inner end proximate to said central shaft, a second outer
end distal from said central shaft, and two opposite second sliding grooves each extending from said second inner end to said
second outer end, said second sliding end being slidably disposed in said second base, said first fixed end extending into
and pivotally connected to said second inner end of said second base, said second sliding rod having two opposite ends respectively
and slidably disposed in said second sliding grooves;

a first torque shaft parallel to said central shaft and extending through said first base and said second fixed end, said
first torque shaft being connected to said first base in interference fit; and

a second torque shaft parallel to said central shaft and extending through said second base and said first fixed end, said
second torque shaft being connected to said second base in interference fit;

wherein, when said second base is rotated relative to said first torque shaft, said first sliding rod moves along said first
sliding grooves toward said central shaft, and said second sliding rod moves along said second sliding grooves toward said
central shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,834,583

AUTHENTIC TRIMERIC HIV-1 GP140 ENVELOPE GLYCOPROTEINS COMPRISING A LONG LINKER AND TAG

The Catholic University o...

1. A recombinant protein comprising:
a recombinant HIV-1 gp140,
a linker, and
a tag,
wherein the tag is attached to C-terminus of the recombinant HIV-1 gp140 through the linker,
wherein the recombinant protein assembles into recombinant trimers in a culture medium when the recombinant protein is produced
by cells growing in the culture medium,

wherein each of the recombinant trimers comprises a recombinant trimer base formed by the recombinant HIV-1 gp140 not including
the linker and the tag,

wherein the recombinant trimer base mimics a native HIV-1 envelope trimer,
wherein the linker is not required for the formation of the recombinant trimer base,
wherein the linker allows the formation of the recombinant trimer base that mimics a native HIV-1 envelope trimer,
wherein the linker has a sufficient length to separate the tag from the recombinant trimer base so that a binding molecule
bound on a solid matrix is accessible to the tag without steric hindrance; and

wherein the linker comprises at least 20 amino acids.

US Pat. No. 9,839,157

LIQUID COOLING APPARATUS

MSI Computer (Shenzhen) C...

1. A liquid cooling apparatus, comprising:
a heat exchange module comprising a liquid inlet and a liquid outlet;
a cooling module comprising:
a first body being connected to the liquid outlet;
a second body being connected to the liquid inlet, and the first body being disposed above the second body;
a first cooling component being disposed between the first body and the second body, and
a cooling duct connecting the first body and the second body, and the cooling duct being in thermal contact with the first
cooling component, and

a pivoting mechanism being connected to the heat exchange module and the cooling module.

US Pat. No. 9,838,902

MULTI-CHANNEL MESH NODES EMPLOYING STACKED RESPONSES

SILVER SPRING NETWORKS, I...

1. A method of communicating in a network, comprising:
receiving, at a first node, a communication from each of a plurality of second nodes, the communications being received via
different respective channels; and

sending, by the first node, a transmission that contains a response to each communication that was successfully received from
each of the plurality of second nodes, wherein the response to each of the plurality of second nodes is part of a single message
sent by the first node;

wherein at least one of the responses in the single message includes network routing information usable by at least one of
the plurality of second nodes for operation within the network,

wherein the message sent by the first node comprises identifiers that respectively correspond to each of the plurality of
second nodes whose communication was successfully received by the first node,

wherein the identifiers are arranged in the message in accordance with the order of each response from the first node to the
plurality of second nodes in the transmission, and

wherein each response from the first node to the plurality of second nodes is ordered in the transmission based on a pre-allocated
address shorter than a MAC address corresponding to each of the plurality of second nodes that sent a successfully received
packet.

US Pat. No. 9,838,827

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPLEMENTING COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS AND TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT THEREIN

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a plurality of wireless network circuits, the network circuits operating on a same network technology, wherein each network
circuit is assigned a priority; and

a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits and configured to:
determine a plurality of operating criteria based on the priority assigned to each network circuit;
control operations among the network circuits by selectively adjusting one or more transmission operating parameters of a
respective network circuit based on a plurality of operating criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,837,981

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED PLATE RESONATOR

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A microelectromechanical resonator device comprising;
a support structure,
a semiconductor resonator plate doped to a doping concentration with an n-type doping agent and being capable of resonating
at least partly in a width-extensional resonance mode,

at least one anchor suspending the resonator plate to the support structure, and
an actuator for exciting said width-extensional resonance mode into the resonator plate,
wherein the resonator plate is doped to a doping concentration of at least 1.2*1020 cm?3 and has a shape which, in combination with said doping concentration and in said width-extensional resonance mode, provides
a second order temperature coefficient of frequency (TCF2) of 12 ppb/C2 or less at at least one temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,839,158

VAPOR CYCLE CONVECTIVE COOLING OF ELECTRONICS

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

4. A thermal management system for electronics comprising:
a heat source;
a cold plate mechanically and thermally coupled to the heat source, the cold plate having a generally flat thermally conductive
body and an internal cooling channel integrally formed within the flat thermally conductive body through which a first cooling
fluid passes, the first cooling fluid being configured to remove heat from the flat thermally conductive body;

a vapor cycle system including:
a compressor located on an external surface of the cold plate;
an evaporator in fluid communication with the compressor located on the external surface of the cold plate;
a vapor channel through which a second cooling fluid, different than the first cooling fluid, travels between the compressor
and the evaporator, the vapor channel is formed within an interior of the flat thermally conductive body such that the first
cooling fluid is configured to remove heat directly from the second cooling fluid when the second cooling fluid is in vapor
state, the vapor channel having a first channel end located at an external surface of the flat thermally conductive body and
directly connected to the compressor at the external surface, and a second channel end located at the external surface and
directly connected to the evaporator at the external surface; and

an expansion valve disposed within the flat thermally conductive body; and
a heat dissipation device fluidly connected to the cooling channel of the cold plate to form a cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,839,107

FLOWING-FLUID X-RAY INDUCED IONIC ELECTROSTATIC DISSIPATION

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. A system for reducing static charge, the system comprising:
a. an ionization chamber including a fluid inlet port and a fluid outlet port;
b. an x-ray source attached to the ionization chamber and configured to emit x-rays into the ionization chamber to ionize
a fluid in the chamber to create an ionized fluid;

c. a bottom side of a flat panel display with liquid crystal having a static charge, the system being configured to direct
the ionized fluid out through the outlet port and onto the bottom side of the flat panel display;

d. a rubbing machine for aligning the liquid crystal;
e. a lift pin, for lifting the flat panel display off of the rubbing machine, passes through the ionization chamber, though
the outlet port, and through a connection tube between the ionization chamber and the bottom side of the flat panel display;

f. the connection tube and the lift pin pass through a hole in a table portion of the rubbing machine; and
g. the ionized fluid passes around an outside of the lift pin, within the connection tube, from the ionization chamber to
the bottom side of the flat panel display.

US Pat. No. 9,839,071

TRAVERSAL OF WIRELESS PROFILES

Lantronix, Inc., Irvine,...

1. A wireless apparatus comprising:
a heterogeneous mix of wireless communication ports configured to acquire a representation of their environmental contexts,
a first subset of the wireless communication ports configured to communicate via a single protocol set, a second subset configured
to communicate via a plurality of protocol sets;

a traversal rules base storing a plurality of traversal rules sets, each traversal rules set governing selection of a wireless
profile and comprising contextual criteria;

a profile database storing a plurality of available wireless profiles for the wireless communication port; and
a profile selection module configured to:
select a selected traversal rules set from the plurality of traversal rules sets by comparing the representation of the environmental
context to the contextual criteria of the traversal rules sets,

identify a desired profile from the available wireless profiles by traversing profiles according to the selected traversal
rules set,

configure the wireless communication port to operate according to the desired profile; andthe contextual criteria comprising context attributes, the representation of the environmental context comprising environment
attributes adhering to a namespace of the contextual attributes; anda plurality of sensors configured to augment the representation of the environmental context, the plurality of sensors comprising
any one of a GPS sensor, position sensor, camera and accelerometer.