US Pat. No. 9,843,164

SOLDER SEALING IN HIGH-POWER LASER DEVICES

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser apparatus comprising:
a beam emitter having first and second opposed surfaces;
a first electrode mount disposed proximate the first surface of the beam emitter;
a thermal bonding layer disposed at an interface between the first electrode mount and the first surface of the beam emitter,
the thermal bonding layer (i) improving thermal conduction between the first electrode mount and the beam emitter, and (ii)
comprising a thermal bonding material; and

disposed along the interface between the first electrode mount and the first surface of the beam emitter, a sealing material
for preventing or retarding movement of the thermal bonding material out of the thermal bonding layer,

wherein (i) the sealing material is electrically conductive, (ii) the sealing material directly contacts at least a portion
of an external surface of the first electrode mount, (iii) the sealing material directly contacts at least a portion of an
external surface of the beam emitter, and (iv) the sealing material covers an entirety of the thermal bonding layer at the
interface between the first electrode mount and the first surface of the beam emitter, whereby the thermal bonding layer is
unexposed and surrounded on all sides by the sealing material, the first electrode mount, and the beam emitter.

US Pat. No. 9,844,009

POWER HEADROOM REPORT IN A WIRELESS DEVICE WITH CARRIER AGGREGATION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A base station comprising:
one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the base station to:
transmit at least one message comprising configuration parameters of one or more secondary cells;
receive a power headroom report media access control control element (PHR MAC CE) comprising a presence field comprising a
plurality of presence bits, wherein:

the presence field is of a fixed size of one octet when up to seven secondary cells are configured in the wireless device,
each cell in the one or more secondary cells having a cell index with a value between one and seven; and

the presence field is of a fixed size of four octets when the one or more secondary cells comprise more than seven secondary
cells with configured uplinks; and

transmit one or more control commands employing at least the PHR MAC CE.

US Pat. No. 9,844,143

BOARD-MOUNTED CIRCUIT BREAKERS FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURES

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A circuit breaker-equipped electronic equipment enclosure, comprising:
(a) an electronic equipment enclosure;
(b) electronic equipment mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure; and
(c) a board-mounted circuit breaker assembly, mounted within the electronic equipment enclosure and utilized in relation to
the electronic equipment, including

(i) a printed circuit board having a plurality of printed circuit board quick-connect terminals disposed on a mounting surface
thereof, and

(ii) a plurality of circuit breakers, each having a housing body and a plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals,
wherein

the housing body includes a rear surface facing the mounting surface of the printed circuit board and a plurality of hollows,
arranged laterally along the rear surface, that extend into the housing body such that at least a portion of the rear surface
is disposed between a first hollow of the plurality of hollows and a second, laterally-adjacent, hollow of the plurality of
hollows, wherein

the circuit breaker quick-connect terminals are adapted to mechanically and electrically connect to the printed circuit board
quick-connect terminals, wherein each of the circuit breaker quick-connect terminals is entirely recessed into a respective
one of the plurality of hollows such that no portion of such circuit breaker quick-connect terminal extends past the portion
of the rear surface of the housing body that is disposed between the first and second hollows, and wherein each of the printed
circuit board quick-connect terminals is disposed such that the housing body only partially surrounds each of the printed
circuit board quick-connect terminals as viewed in a projected view of the rear surface of the housing body,

(iii) wherein each of the plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals is recessed, independently of the other circuit
breaker quick-connect terminals, at least partially within the respective one of the plurality of hollows to electrically
couple with a corresponding one of the plurality of circuit breaker quick-connect terminals, thereby reducing the overall
height of the circuit breaker above the mounting surface.

US Pat. No. 9,844,113

ADJUSTING COLOR TEMPERATURE IN A DIMMABLE LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

DIALOG SEMICONDUCTOR INC....

1. A light emitting diode (LED) lighting system, comprising:
a phase-angle dimmer switch;
a rectifier configured to rectify an AC voltage into a rectified input voltage having a shape and/or magnitude responsive
to a dimming level set by the phase-angle dimmer switch;

a dimming detection module configured to receive the rectified input voltage, to detect a desired brightness level from the
magnitude and/or shape of the rectified input voltage, and to thereby generate a target current level signal that varies responsive
to a variation of the desired brightness level;

a single switching power regulator configured to generate a regulated current at an output of the single switching power regulator
responsive to the target current level signal;

an initial LED string coupled to the output of the single switching power regulator;
a first LED string coupled to the output of the single switching power regulator through the initial LED string and configured
to emit light of a first color temperature based on a first portion of the regulated current flowing through the first LED
string;

a second LED string coupled to the output of the single switching power regulator through the initial LED string and configured
to emit light of a second color temperature based on a second portion of the regulated current flowing through the second
LED string, the second color temperature being different than the first color temperature; and

circuitry configured to allocate the regulated current between the first portion of the regulated current flowing through
the first LED string and the second portion of the regulated current flowing through the second LED string responsive to changes
in the desired brightness level such that a light output from the LED lighting system increases in redness responsive to a
decrease in the desired brightness level, the circuitry comprising:

a first switch coupled in series with the first LED string, wherein a duty cycle of ON and OFF times of the first switch is
responsive to a first switch control signal; and

a color control module configured to generate the first switch control signal responsive to the target current level.

US Pat. No. 9,843,154

TWO-DIMENSIONAL MULTI-BEAM STABILIZER AND COMBINING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A multi-beam stabilizer and combining system comprising:
a wavelength stabilizer having a dispersive dimension and a non-dispersive dimension, the wavelength stabilizer comprising:
an array of beam emitters each (i) having front and back facets and (ii) emitting a beam from the front facet,
one or more first optical elements (i) having power along the dispersive dimension of the wavelength stabilizer and (ii) arranged
to receive the emitted beams and parallelize chief rays of the emitted beams, and

a first dispersive element arranged to receive the beams from the one or more first optical elements and disperse the beams
into at least two orders, wherein one of the orders is reflected back to the array of beam emitters by a feedback element,
thereby forming a resonator between the back facet of each beam emitter and the feedback element that stabilizes the beam
emitted by each beam emitter to a unique wavelength; and

a wavelength combiner having a dispersive dimension and a non-dispersive dimension, the wavelength combiner comprising:
one or more second optical elements, different from the one or more first optical elements, arranged to receive the wavelength-stabilized
beams and cause the beams to converge along a beam-combining dimension, and

a second dispersive element, different from the first dispersive element, positioned along a beam-combining dimension, to
receive the plurality of converging beams, and transmit the beams as a multi-wavelength output.

US Pat. No. 9,841,174

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:
a lamp tube;
two end caps, each having an external connection terminal, and each coupled to a respective end of the lamp tube, wherein
the external connection terminals are configured to receive an external driving signal;

a rectifying circuit, coupled to the external connection terminals, for rectifying the external driving signal to produce
a rectified signal;

a filtering circuit, coupled to the rectifying circuit, for filtering the rectified signal to produce a filtered signal;
a driving circuit, coupled to the filtering circuit, for converting the filtered signal into a driving signal;
an LED module, coupled to the driving circuit, for emitting light based on the driving signal; and
an installation detection module, configured to detect an installation state between the LED tube lamp and a lamp socket,
wherein the installation detection module comprises:

a first circuit, configured to generate a pulse signal, wherein the first circuit comprises a discharge path;
a second circuit, coupled to the first circuit and configured to receive and output the pulse signal; and
a third circuit, coupled to a power loop of the LED tube lamp and the second circuit and configured to determine whether to
conduct the power loop according to the pulse signal,

wherein the pulse signal is fed back to the discharge path of the first circuit, and the discharge path is conducted when
the pulse signal is pulled to a high level voltage, and

wherein the pulse signal is pulled to a low level voltage after the discharge path has been conducted for a predetermined
time period.

US Pat. No. 9,839,840

INTERCONNECTABLE HANDHELD CONTROLLERS

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A pair of handheld controllers, comprising:
a right-hand controller, including:
a right-hand handle portion;
a right-hand ring-shaped tracking frame extending from opposite sides of and surrounding the right-hand handle portion;
a plurality of right-hand light sources disposed on the right-hand tracking frame; and
a first connector disposed on the right-hand tracking frame; and
a left-hand controller, including:
a left-hand handle portion;
a left-hand ring-shaped tracking frame extending from opposite sides of and surrounding the left-hand handle portion;
a plurality of left-hand light sources disposed on the left-hand tracking frame; and
a second connector disposed on the left-hand tracking frame;
wherein the first connector and the second connector are cooperative to releasably attach the right-hand controller and the
left-hand controller together.

US Pat. No. 9,843,394

OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER MODULE HAVING UNIBODY STRUCTURE

Alliance Fiber Optic Prod...

1. An optical transceiver module comprising a unibody structure, wherein the unibody structure comprises:
a single-piece substrate comprising an optical engine platform and an optoelectronic platform in a stair step configuration,
wherein the optical engine platform is offset from the optoelectronic platform by a first rise height and the optical engine
platform comprises an overhang extending over a portion of the optoelectronic platform;

an optical interface fixed by the single-piece substrate for optical propagation of incident light along the optical engine
platform; and

an optical engine; wherein:
the optical engine is a free-space mux/demux assembly comprising a lens attached to the optical engine platform for collimating
the incident light, an array of dielectric optical thin film filters attached to the optical engine platform for selectively
transmitting light and selectively reflecting light, and an array of mirrors attached to the optical engine platform for directing
light to the array of dielectric optical thin film filters; and

the free-space mux/demux assembly further comprises an array of detectors attached to the optoelectronic platform below the
overhang of the optical engine platform in optical communication with the optical engine or an array of lasers attached to
the optoelectronic platform below the overhang of the optical engine platform in optical communication with the optical engine.

US Pat. No. 9,843,955

RADIO CONFIGURATION IN A CARRIER AGGREGATION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting, by a base station to a wireless device, at least one first message comprising configuration parameters of a
plurality of cells, wherein the plurality of cells are grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH)
groups comprising:

a primary PUCCH group comprising a primary cell with a primary PUCCH received by the base station; and
a secondary PUCCH group comprising a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH received by the base station;
detecting a radio link issue with the PUCCH secondary cell while one or more other cells in the secondary PUCCH group have
acceptable radio link quality; and

transmitting at least one second message configured to release at least one of the one or more other cells in the secondary
PUCCH group.

US Pat. No. 9,842,531

GATE DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DISPLAY DEVICE

HannStar Display (Nanjing...

1. A gate driving circuit, comprising:
first to eighth clock signal lines configured to provide first to eighth clock signals, respectively; and
first 1st to Nth stage shift registers, wherein the first ith stage shift register of the first shift registers is coupled to one of the first to eighth clock signal lines, and the first
ith stage shift register receives one of the first to eighth clock signals, a first input signal and a second input signal and
outputs a first ith stage output signal;

wherein, when i is any integer from 5 to (N?4), the first input signal is a first (i?4)th stage output signal outputted by the first (i?4)th stage shift register, and the second input signal is a first (i+4)th stage output signal outputted by the first (i+4)th stage shift register;

wherein N is an integer greater than or equal to 9, and i is any integer from 1 to N.

US Pat. No. 9,842,378

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRE-LOADING FLYER IMAGE TILES AND MANAGING MEMORY FOR SAME

FLIPP CORPORATION, Toron...

1. A method of managing physical memory of an interactive flyer system on a communication device, comprising:
determining that the physical memory requires management;
ordering flyer image tiles stored in the memory in z-order; and
for each top z-order flyer image tile,
determining portion of the flyer image tiles stored in the memory that is covered by the top z-order flyer image tile; and
removing from the physical memory the determined portion of the flyer image tiles to release the memory storing the determined
portion of the flyer image tiles.

US Pat. No. 9,840,600

DIENE RUBBER COMPOSITION CONFIGURED TO BE VULCANIZED AT LOWER TEMPERATURE; AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF RUBBER ARTICLE FROM THE SAME

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A process for forming an article from a diene rubber, the process comprising the steps of:
providing a raw diene rubber substance comprising 1,2-polybutadiene rubber component;
adding to the raw diene rubber substance a peroxide as a vulcanizing agent;
softening the raw diene rubber substance containing peroxide as the vulcanizing agent at a first temperature of not more than
200° C. to produce a softened diene rubber;

vulcanizing the softened diene rubber at a second temperature of not more than 200° C., by contacting the softened diene rubber
to an ambient atmosphere to produce a vulcanized diene rubber wherein the vulcanizing step is carried out after the softened
diene rubber is extruded from an extruder; and

forming from the vulcanized diene rubber an article wherein the article has a 100% modulus of about 0.5 MPa or more.

US Pat. No. 9,842,110

CONTENT BASED SIMILARITY DETECTION

Rakuten Kobo Inc., Toron...

1. A computer implemented method comprising:
computing a hash of each word in a collection of books to produce a numerical integer token using a reduced representation;
computing an Inverse Document Frequency (IDF) vector comprising a number of books said token appears in, for every token in
said collection of books;

creating a token occurrence count vector for each said book in said collection;
normalizing said token occurrence count vector using said IDF vector to create a Term Frequency-Inverse Document Frequency
(TF-IDF) vector;

generating, for each said book, a first reduced TF-IDF vector by removing a TF-IDF term with highest weight from the TF-IDF
vector;

generating, for each said book, a second reduced TF-IDF vector by removing two TF-IDF terms with highest weights from the
TF-IDF vector;

generating, for each said book, three variants of binary vector representations by applying random projections to the TF-IDF
vector, the first reduced TF-IDF vector, and the second reduced TF-IDF vector,

creating a similarity score for each variant of binary vector representations of a target book by comparing respectively with
counterpart variant from each of a list of candidate books;

combining the multiple similarity scores to arrive at a final similarity measurement; and
using a trained machine learning algorithm, determining whether each of said list of candidate books is similar to said target
book based at least in part on the final similarity measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,844,127

HIGH VOLTAGE SWITCHING CIRCUIT

Reno Technologies, Inc.

1. A switching circuit comprising:
an electronic switch comprising one or more diodes for switching a capacitor within an electronic variable capacitor array
(EVC);

a first power switch receiving a common input signal and a first voltage input and configured to switchably connect the first
voltage input to a common output in response to the common input signal; and

a second power switch receiving the common input signal and a second voltage input and configured to switchably connect the
second voltage input to the common output in response to the common input signal, wherein:

the second voltage input is opposite in polarity to the first voltage input, and
the first power switch and the second power switch are configured to asynchronously connect the first voltage input and the
second voltage input, respectively, to the common output in response to the common input signal, the one or more diodes of
the electronic switch being switched according to the first voltage input or the second voltage input being connected to the
common output.

US Pat. No. 9,841,179

OVERHEAD CABLE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING

Telect, Inc., Liberty La...

11. A cable management trough comprising:
a first side wall, a second side wall, and a bottom wall, the walls being arranged to form a substantially U-shaped cross-section,
the walls extending a longitudinal length and the first and second side walls protruding away from the bottom wall in a first
direction with a first distance and at least one of the first side wall or the second side wall having a lower portion and
an upper portion, the lower portion forming a first angle with the bottom wall that is greater than 90 degrees and the upper
portion forming a second angle with the bottom wall that is between about 85 and about 95 degrees;

a channel extending at least a portion of the longitudinal length along an underside of the bottom wall, the channel being
defined by a first flange and a second flange that protrude away from the bottom surface of the trough with a second distance
in a second direction opposite the first direction; and

at least one light disposed in the channel and coupled to at least one of the walls.

US Pat. No. 9,840,790

HIGHLY TRANSPARENT ALUMINUM NITRIDE SINGLE CRYSTALLINE LAYERS AND DEVICES MADE THEREFROM

Hexatech, Inc., Morrisvi...

1. A highly transparent single crystalline AlN layer having a refractive index in the a-axis direction in the range of 2.250
to 2.400 and an absorption coefficient less than or equal to 15 cm?1 at a wavelength of 265 nm.
US Pat. No. 9,840,421

CHLOROSILANE PRODUCTION METHOD

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A method of producing a trichloromonosilane, which comprises
flowing a starting material chlorosilane liquid comprising dichloromonosilane and silicon tetrachloride through a catalyst-packed
layer which is packed with a weakly basic anion exchange resin as a reaction catalyst to react dichloromonosilane and silicon
tetrachloride to form trichloromonosilane,

wherein a step of bringing the reaction catalyst contained in the catalyst-packed layer into contact with a processing gas
obtained by diluting a silicon tetrachloride with an inert gas until a temperature rise in the catalyst-packed layer comes
to an end and a step of cleaning the reaction catalyst that has been brought into contact with the processing gas by flowing
a silicon tetrachloride liquid through the catalyst-packed layer to remove solid matter are carried out before flowing the
starting material chlorosilane liquid through the catalyst-packed layer.

US Pat. No. 9,841,424

SEROLOGIC TEST FOR THE RAPID DIAGNOSIS OF ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A method of detecting active Tuberculosis disease in a subject comprising contacting a sample from the subject with a first
agent capable of binding an IgG, IgA and/or IgM directed to a first protein or proteins each having a MW of about 36 kDa in
or on a Mycobacterium tuberculosis membrane vesicle or a Bacillus Calmette-Guérin (BCG) membrane vesicle, a second agent capable of binding an IgG, IgA and/or IgM directed to a second protein
or proteins each having a MW of about 25 kDa in or on a Mycobacterium tuberculosis membrane vesicle or a BCG membrane vesicle, and a third agent capable of binding an IgG, IgA and/or IgM directed to a third
protein or proteins each having a MW of about 23 kDa in or on a Mycobacterium tuberculosis membrane vesicle or a BCG membrane vesicle,
wherein the protein or proteins having a MW of about 36 kDa is selected from the group consisting of secreted antigen 85-B,
serine protease PepA, protein MB3832c, secreted antigen 85-A FBPA, protein Mb0822c, protein RV0799c, antigen 85-c, Fe(III)
dicitrate binding periplasmic lipoprotein, protein Mb3759, pstS1 (Rv0934), and ald (Rv2780),

wherein the protein or proteins having a MW of about 25 kDa is selected from the group consisting of protein Mb2554c, protein
MPT64, lipoprotein LprA, protein RV3717, putative secreted protein, lipoprotein LprG (Rv1411), and lipoprotein LppX (Rv2945),

wherein the protein having a MW of about 23 kDa is selected from the group consisting of protein lipoprotein LpqN, 30S ribosomal
protein S4, thioredoxin protein, rplD, (Rv0702), rpsD (Rv3458), HBHA (Rv0475), and LprI (Rv 1541), and

wherein detection of the presence of IgG, IgA and/or IgM directed to the first protein or proteins, the second protein or
proteins, and the third protein or proteins present in or on the membrane vesicle indicates active Tuberculosis disease in
the subject.

US Pat. No. 9,839,925

METHODS OF CLEANING A SUBMERGED SURFACE USING A FLUID JET DISCHARGING A LIQUID/GAS COMBINATION

GE-Hitachi Nuclear Energy...

1. A method of cleaning a submerged surface covered by a liquid medium, the method comprising:
injecting a cleaning liquid with a submerged fluid jet through the liquid medium at the submerged surface; and
introducing at least one of a non-reactive gas and a reactive gas with the cleaning liquid through the submerged fluid jet
such that the cleaning liquid and the at least one of the non-reactive gas and the reactive gas exit the submerged fluid jet
prior to mixing with each other, and the cleaning liquid surrounds the at least one of the non-reactive gas and the reactive
gas during the injecting and introducing so as to focus a discharge of the at least one of the non-reactive gas and the reactive
gas toward the submerged surface,

wherein the introducing includes generating heat at an interface with the submerged surface as a result of an absorption of
the reactive gas by at least one of the liquid medium and the cleaning liquid.

US Pat. No. 9,839,496

PATIENT-SPECIFIC DENTAL PROSTHESIS AND GINGIVAL CONTOURING DEVELOPED BY PREDICTIVE MODELING

Biomet 3I, LLC, Palm Bea...

1. A method of designing a patient-specific prosthesis for a current patient, comprising:
receiving scan data including information on a location of a dental implant installed in the current patient's mouth below
the patient's soft tissue to identify conditions at a location at which the patient-specific prosthesis is to be placed on
the dental implant;

identifying a desired soft-tissue outcome for the current patient's soft tissue at the location of the dental implant;
determining a plurality of clinical factors for the current patient that relate to the desired soft-tissue outcome for the
patient;

accessing a database having soft-tissue-outcome information for each of a plurality of previous patients who underwent an
operation in which a dental prosthesis was implanted in the previous patients' mouth, the soft-tissue outcome information
including information on soft-tissue contour, soft-tissue height, and/or soft-tissue inter-papillae fullness for each of the
plurality of previous patients, wherein the database further includes clinical-factor information for each of the plurality
of previous patients;

displaying, on a display device, a virtual model of the patient's mouth based on the scan data, the virtual model including
the dental implant;

based on the soft-tissue-outcome information and the clinical-factor information for at least a first of the plurality of
previous patients, developing a design for the patient-specific prosthesis for the current patient that includes design features
from the dental prosthesis used by the first previous patient, wherein the clinical-factor information for the first previous
patient correlates to at least some of the plurality of clinical factors for the current patient; and

displaying, on the display device, the design of the patient-specific prosthesis in conjunction with the virtual model of
the patient's mouth, wherein the soft-tissue outcome information for the plurality of previous patients includes predicted
or desired soft-tissue outcome information and actual soft-tissue outcome information.

US Pat. No. 9,840,584

POLYESTER POLYOLS FROM THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS AND DIMER FATTY ACIDS

Resinate Materials Group,...

1. A polyester polyol comprising recurring units of a glycol-digested polyethylene terephthalate (PET) or glycol-modified
polyethylene terephthalate (PETG) and an unsaturated dimer fatty acid, wherein the glycol is selected from the group consisting
of propylene glycol, diethylene glycol, and 2-methyl-1,3-propanediol, the molar ratio of dimer fatty acid to PET or PETG is
within the range of 0.1 to 0.5, the molar ratio of glycol to PET or PETG is within the range of 2.5 to 4.5, and the polyol
has a hydroxyl number within the range of 40 to 400 mg KOH/g.

US Pat. No. 9,844,145

STRAIN ISOLATION STRUCTURES FOR STRETCHABLE ELECTRONICS

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a device component;
a conductive stretchable interconnect electrically coupled with the device component at a junction region;
a first buffer structure including a first buffer structure main body, a first projection portion, and a second projection
portion, the first projection portion extending outwardly from the first buffer structure main body and being disposed along
a first side of the conductive stretchable interconnect, the second projection portion extending outwardly from the first
buffer structure main body and being disposed along a second opposing side of the conductive stretchable interconnect;

a second buffer structure including a second buffer structure main body, a third projection portion, and a fourth projection
portion, the third projection portion extending outwardly from the second buffer structure main body and being disposed along
the first side of the conductive stretchable interconnect, the fourth projection portion extending outwardly from the second
buffer structure main body and being disposed along the second opposing side of the conductive stretchable interconnect; and

an encapsulant encapsulating the device component, the junction region, and the buffer structure.

US Pat. No. 9,842,862

FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH ANTI-INTERFERENCE STRUCTURES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

HANNSTAR DISPLAY (NANJING...

1. A manufacturing method of a flexible electronic structure formed by a carrier separation process, comprising steps of:
providing a carrier;
attaching a flexible substrate to the carrier;
forming a plurality of touch-sensing units coplanarly on the flexible substrate, wherein a first interval region is formed
between the adjacent touch-sensing units;

coplanarly forming at least one first anti-interference spot within the first interval region, wherein a distance is between
the at least one first anti-interference spot and the adjacent touch-sensing unit;

coplanarly forming a ground unit with the plurality of touch-sensing units, wherein the grounding unit and the adjacent touch-sensing
unit have a second interval region therebetween;

forming at least one second anti-interference spot within the second interval region, wherein both the plurality of touch-sensing
units and the ground unit are disposed coplanarly with the at least one second anti-interference spot; and

separating the flexible substrate from the carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,842,795

LEAD AND LEAD FRAME FOR POWER PACKAGE

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A power device comprising:
a substrate;
a power semiconductor chip having an upper surface defining an upper surface plane, and a lower surface, the lower surface
affixed to the substrate;

encapsulating material surrounding the substrate and the power semiconductor chip; and
a lead comprising a main portion, a first raised portion, and an end portion having a connecting portion, a second raised
portion, and a bonded portion, wherein the main portion is separated from the end portion by the first raised portion, wherein
the first raised portion extends from the connecting portion towards the main portion along a first direction, wherein the
second raised portion extends from the connecting portion towards the bonded portion along a second direction, wherein the
first direction and the second direction are nonparallel, wherein the lead is an integrally formed piece of leadframe metal,
wherein the main portion extends from outside the encapsulating material to the power semiconductor chip and having a longitudinal
axis, the longitudinal axis of the main portion being disposed parallel to the upper surface plane of the power semiconductor
chip, wherein part of the end portion is bonded to, and is in electrical contact with, a bonding pad on the upper surface
of the power semiconductor chip, and wherein at least part of the first raised portion is positioned above the semiconductor
chip at a greater height than each of the main portion and the end portion.

US Pat. No. 9,841,792

CHASSIS WITH FASTENING APPARATUS

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A chassis comprising:
a housing comprising at least one backplane mounted in the housing and a side plate, the side plate defining an opening;
at least one hard disk drive electrically coupled to the backplane, and defining an opening; and
at least one fastening apparatus comprising:
a connecting member comprising a connecting post, wherein a middle portion of the connecting post defines a mounting hole
running through a bottom end and two sides of the connecting post, two locking protrusions protrude from two sides of the
connecting post, and a raised portion protrude from an inside wall of the mounting hole; and

a fastening member disassembly mounted in the connecting post, and comprising an urging portion;
wherein the at least one fastening apparatus is coupled between the at least one hard disk drive and the side plate, the fastening
member is mounted in the mounting hole, the raised portion is urged by the urging portions of the fastening member, a lower
portion of the connecting post is formed an elastic deformation, and the locking protrusions of the connecting post are locked
in the opening of the at least one hard disk drive and the opening of the side plate.

US Pat. No. 9,841,168

LANDSCAPE LIGHT

Telebrands Corp., Fairfi...

1. A landscape light comprising:
a first laser light source having a first lens and producing a first laser light having a first color, the first lens configured
to disperse the first laser light;

a second laser light source having a second lens and producing a second laser light having a second color, the second lens
configured to disperse the second laser light; and

a spotlight producing a background light such that the dispersed first and second laser lights are projected substantially
within the background light produced by the spotlight.

US Pat. No. 9,843,749

LEAKAGE MITIGATION AT IMAGE STORAGE NODE

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

11. An imaging device having a focal plane array comprising an imaging pixel array and a leakage mitigation circuit, the leakage
mitigation circuit comprising:
a leakage node coupled to a leakage path and a storage node;
an inverter coupled to the storage node, the storage node receiving a signal output by an imaging pixel of the imaging pixel
array, the signal having a first voltage level to be stored, the inverter inverting the signal to a second voltage level;

a single transistor coupled to the inverter and the storage node, the single transistor inverting the signal output by the
inverter to the first level to hold the signal at the storage node to its original level and mitigate leakage from the storage
node via the leakage path by providing positive feedback with the inverter; and

a self-biased device coupled to the inverter to lower susceptibility of the storage node to current disturbance related to
the storage node and increase a threshold voltage at which the level of the signal at the storage node causes the signal to
be inverted by the inverter to reduce inadvertent triggering of the positive feedback provided by the inverter and the single
transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,843,170

FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR A FRONT MOUNTED PRIMARY BUS CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, I...

1. In a circuit breaker cabinet having a front and a back, a frame assembly for a front mounted primary bus connector, comprising:
a frame plate fastenable to a back wall of a circuit breaker cabinet;
a central cylinder extending perpendicularly through the frame plate and with internal ribs in the bore of the cylinder, the
radial space between the ribs defining a lesser bore for closely accepting a primary bus connector, with circumferential spaces
between the ribs defining fastening chambers for admitting threaded fasteners into the bore;

a primary bus connector with a conductor rod portion and a base portion; wherein the conductor rod portion of the primary
bus connector is sized to fit in the lesser bore, and the conductor rod portion has locking fins extending radially from a
forward section thereof, and the base portion extends perpendicularly therefrom and has throughholes therein sized for the
threaded fasteners;

the locking fins being sized to fit through the fastening chambers; and extending partially beyond the ribs when the conductor
rod portion is fully inserted into the central cylinder thereby defining a bayonet type mount with the locking fins abutting
ends of the ribs and holding the conductor rod portion in place in the central cylinder and positioning the through holes
of the base portion in line with the fastening chambers;

whereby a bus conductor, having a pattern of holes matching a pattern of holes in the base portion, can be placed over the
base portion and connected thereto by the use of threaded fasteners through the base portion and the bus conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,842,896

ULTRA-HIGH VOLTAGE DEVICES AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. An ultra-high voltage device, comprising:
a substrate;
a first well zone formed in the substrate;
a second well zone formed in the substrate adjacent to the first well zone;
a gate oxide layer formed on the first well zone and the second well zone of the substrate;
a gate formed on the gate oxide layer;
an insulation region formed on the surface of the second well zone of the substrate;
a first implant region formed in the second well zone underneath the insulation region;
a second implant region formed below the first implant region; and
a junction formed between the first implant region and the second implant region, wherein at least one of the first implant
region and the second implant region comprises at least two sub-implant regions having different implant concentrations, wherein
the sub-implant region having a higher implant concentration is adjacent to the junction, and the sub-implant region having
a lower implant concentration is distant from the junction.

US Pat. No. 9,842,570

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A display device comprising:
a display unit having a plurality of block regions each formed with pixels of three or more channels, wherein each pixel is
one of: a red pixel, a green pixel, or a blue pixel, and each of the channels being associated with a respective parallax
image;

a separating unit configured to separate an image displayed on pixels of the respective channels in the block regions, wherein
each one of the plurality of block regions includes a viewing opening;

an allocation control unit configured to allocate one of parallax images to pixels of the respective channels in the block
regions in accordance with a viewpoint position of a user viewing the display unit, one of the parallax images of a same viewpoint
being displayed in a first region that is formed with pixels adjacent to one another in the block regions and is also formed
with pixels of two or more different channels in a direction of parallax, another one of the parallax images having a parallax
with respect to the one of the parallax images being displayed in a second region different from the first region in the block
regions;

a viewed position calculating unit configured to determine a viewed position of a viewed pixel to be viewed by a user in each
of the block regions based on the viewpoint position;

a boundary position calculating unit configured to calculate a boundary position that is a position of a block region in which
the viewed position is substantially a center of the viewed pixel, and allocates the same one of the parallax images to pixels
of the same channel in each of the block regions located between the boundary position and another boundary position closest
to the boundary position; and

a generating unit configured to generate a combined image by combining the parallax images in accordance with the allocation
performed by the allocation control unit,

wherein each of the block regions comprise at least one pair of adjacent channels that are associated with a same parallax
image, and

wherein the display unit, the separating unit, the allocation control unit, the viewed position calculating unit, the boundary
position calculating unit and the generating unit are each implemented via at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 9,842,445

PASSIVE REMOTE KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM WITH TIME-BASED ANTI-THEFT FEATURE

TRW Automotive U.S. LLC, ...

1. A method for preventing security breaches of a passive remote keyless entry system for a vehicle comprising the steps of:
sending radio signals back and forth between the vehicle and a remote fob multiple times, comprising:
interrogating the fob a first time;
receiving a first response from the fob;
interrogating the fob a second time after the first response is received; and
receiving a second response from the fob,
measuring the total time for completion of the multiple round trips, and
using the measured total time to evaluate the security of the connection between said fob and said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,844,148

METHOD OF FORMING A CIRCUIT FOR INTERCONNECTING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

CelLink Corporation, San...

1. A method of forming a circuit for interconnecting electronic devices, the method comprising:
forming a set of conductive layer openings in a conductive layer,
wherein the conductive layer openings in the set are separated from each other by two or more connecting tabs,
wherein the set of the conductive layer openings and the two or more connecting tabs surround and define a region of the conductive
layer, and

wherein, after forming the set of the conductive layer openings, the two or more connecting tabs mechanically support and
maintain registration of the region of the conductive layer relative to other portions of the conductive layer;

laminating the conductive layer comprising the set of the conductive layer openings to a support layer,
wherein, after laminating the conductive layer to the support layer, the support layer mechanically supports and maintains
registration of the region of the conductive layer relative to the other portions of the conductive layer; and

removing at least a first connecting tab of the two or more connecting tabs,
wherein removing at least the first connecting tab of the two or more connecting tabs converts the set of the conductive layer
openings into a continuous conductive layer channel at least partially surrounding and defining the region of the conductive
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,842,434

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REPRODUCING OBJECTS IN 3D SCENE

Qingdao GoerTek Technolog...

1. A method for reproducing single object in motion in a 3D scene, comprising:
simultaneously acquiring at least two channels of video stream data in real time at different angles for single object to
be displayed;

recognizing a shape of the single object varying in real time from the at least two channels of video stream data;
obtaining corresponding object motion trajectory according to the shape of the single object varying in real time; and
processing the shape of the single object varying in real time and the corresponding object motion trajectory into a 3D image
and superposition-displaying the 3D image on the 3D scene in real time;

wherein the recognizing a shape of the single object varying in real time from the at least two channels of video stream data
comprises:

performing a sampling processing of each of the at least two channels of video stream data to obtain video image data sampled
each time;

judging whether the video image data contain an single object, and if so, performing a binarization processing of the video
image data to extract single object contour information;

recognizing a shape of the single object corresponding to the single object contour information from a preset single object
model database; and

synthetizing shapes of the single object recognized after each sampling of respective channels of video stream data to obtain
a shape of the single object varying in real time;

wherein the obtaining corresponding object motion trajectory according to the shape of the single object varying in real time
comprises:

obtaining relative spatial position information of the shape of the single object varying in real time;
obtaining variation information of a determined contact on the shape of the single object varying in real time, according
to the contact on the shape of the single object varying in real time, wherein the contact is a characteristic key point for
identifying the single object; and

obtaining corresponding object motion trajectory from a preset motion trajectory database, according to the relative spatial
position information and the variation information of the contact;

and wherein, the obtaining relative spatial position information of the shape of the single object varying in real time comprises:
obtaining angle information with the shape of the single object varied, from video image information of the at least two channels
of video data streams;

sensing distance information of the single object in real time through a distance sensor; and
obtaining the relative spatial position information of the single object according to the angle information with the shape
of the single object varied and the distance information of the single object.

US Pat. No. 9,843,650

INTELLIGENT MODULE SEQUENCING

Avaya Inc., Basking Ridg...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, at a server, a connection request associated with one of a trusted connection and an untrusted connection;
analyzing, by a processor, the connection request to determine parameters of the connection;
determining, by the processor, a preferred module sequencing to be applied to messages of the connection based on the determined
parameters of the connection, wherein the preferred module sequencing is an arrangement of modules within an application,
wherein the preferred module sequencing includes a first arrangement of modules for the trusted connection, wherein the preferred
module sequencing includes a second arrangement of modules for the untrusted connection, and wherein the first arrangement
of modules differs from the second arrangement of modules, and wherein each of the modules execute at least one operation
on at least some messages of the connection; and

binding the preferred module sequencing to the communication for a predetermined amount of time such that the preferred module
sequencing is applied by an application to messages of the communication during the predetermined amount of time.

US Pat. No. 9,843,571

IDENTITY CONFIRMATION METHOD AND IDENTITY CONFIRMATION SYSTEM

INTERMAN Corporation, Ka...

1. An identity confirmation method comprising:
a step of receiving current location information from a mobile communication device of a user;
a step of storing and accumulating, as a location information history, the current location information of the mobile communication
device in association with a time when the mobile communication device is located in a location indicated by the current location
information;

a step of receiving an authentication request of said user through a network;
a step of referring to the location information history and generating a question relating to the location information history;
a step of presenting the question to the user, wherein the question is displayed on a screen of the mobile communication device
together with an interface through which the user inputs an answer to the question;

a step of receiving an answer to the question from the user through the interface;
a step of comparing and matching the answer with the location information history; and
a step of determining the identity of the user if the answer coincides with the location information history,
wherein the question relating to the location information history is a question which asks the user to specify a plurality
of locations where the user successively visited in the past, and the order of visiting the plurality of locations,

wherein when the question is presented, a map is displayed to specify the plurality of locations in the visiting order as
an answer to the question, and

wherein the user inputs the answer by a method comprising:
a first step of sliding a finger on the screen in the map from a first location where the user visited to a second location
where the user visited after the first location; and

a second step of sliding the finger on the screen in the map from the second location to a third location where the user visited
after the second location,

wherein the first and second steps are successively performed without lifting the finger from the screen.

US Pat. No. 9,843,076

ENERGY CELL TEMPERATURE MANAGEMENT

CONTINENTAL STRUCTURAL PL...

1. A temperature regulation and management system for a vehicle, said system comprising:
an inner wall and an outer wall forming a space therebetween for accommodating a phase change material (PCM), the space being
between 0.25 and 10 inches;

wherein said inner wall is in contact with an object that is one or more energy cells or batteries of the vehicle for temperature
regulation within a specified operating range including a melting temperature of said PCM for a time of at least two hours,
said inner wall having a thickness of 0.06 inches to 0.5 inches;

wherein said inner wall is formed from sheet molding compound (SMC) containing chopped fiber and said outer wall is formed
of the SMC or a polyurethane polymer matrix and having a thickness of 0.06 inches to 0.5 inches.

US Pat. No. 9,841,167

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH ACTIVELY CONTROLLABLE OPTICS AND METHOD

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. A system comprising:
a light source configured to generate a light defined by a light distribution;
an electro-active optical component comprising a diffusing assembly and a reflective assembly, wherein the diffusing assembly
is configured to change the light distribution responsive to a change in a first electric potential applied across the diffusing
assembly by an electronic control system, and wherein the reflective assembly comprises:

a liquid crystal layer;
a reflective layer disposed on one side of the liquid crystal layer and configured to reflect light entering the reflective
assembly; and

a conductive and light transmissive layer disposed on another side of the liquid crystal layer, wherein the another side is
opposite to the one side.

US Pat. No. 9,840,012

VARIABLE STIFFNESS ACTUATOR WITH LARGE RANGE OF STIFFNESS

Marquette University, Mi...

1. A selectable-rate spring, the selectable-rate spring comprising:
a flexure bar connected to a rotatable shaft defining a shaft axis, the flexure bar having at least one arched portion;
a rotatable plate rotatable about the shaft axis; and
a first rotational contactor rotatably connected to the rotatable plate at a first axis, the first axis radially displaced
from the shaft axis, wherein the first rotational contactor rotates about the first axis while maintaining contact with the
arched portion of the flexure bar;

wherein as the first rotational contactor rotates about the first axis, contact between the first rotational contactor and
the arched portion of the flexure bar selectively changes a connection stiffness between the rotatable shaft and the rotatable
plate.

US Pat. No. 9,839,932

SURFACE CHEMICAL TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR DRAWING PREDETERMINED PATTERN BY CARRYING OUT A CHEMICAL TREATMENT

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

5. A surface chemical treatment apparatus, comprising:
a container that contains a liquid phase medium in which a solid phase surface on which a patterning process is to be carried
out is immersed;

a stage on which said container is placed;
a moving mechanism for moving said stage;
a dual conduit made up of a first conduit having a first opening at the bottom end and a second conduit which is arranged
so as to surround said first conduit and which has a second opening that surrounds said first opening;

a pipe which communicates with the upper end of said first conduit and through which a patterning solution is supplied via
a pump for injection;

a conduit for supplying a sheath liquid which is connected to an opening for sheath formation provided in proximity to the
upper end of said first conduit and through which the sheath liquid is supplied via a pump for supplying the sheath liquid;
and

a pipe that communicates with the upper end of said second conduit and is connected to a pump for discharge that suctions
a liquid, wherein

said first opening and said second opening are arranged so as to face the solid phase surface within said liquid phase medium,
and

a pattern is drawn on the solid phase surface through a chemical treatment by moving said stage while allowing the patterning
solution to be dispensed through the first opening, and at the same time, allowing the patterning solution to be suctioned
up together with the liquid phase medium through the second opening.

US Pat. No. 9,839,919

CHARGED ENGINEERED POLYMER BEADS/BUBBLES FUNCTIONALIZED WITH MOLECULES FOR ATTRACTING AND ATTACHING TO MINERAL PARTICLES OF INTEREST FOR FLOTATION SEPARATION

CIDRA CORPORATE SERVICES ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a synthetic bead having a solid-phase body with a surface, and being configured with a predetermined electric charge so as
to respond to a corresponding predetermined electric field; and

a plurality of molecules attached to at least part of the surface, the molecules comprising a functional group selected for
attracting and attaching one or more mineral particles of interest to the molecules, wherein the surface is made of a polymer
functionalized with the molecules, and wherein the polymer is selected from a group consisting of poly(dimethylsiloxane),
polysiloxanates, silicone alkyd copolymer and fluoroalkylsilane.

US Pat. No. 9,844,131

RIGID-FLEX CIRCUIT BOARD AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

UNIFLEX Technology Inc., ...

1. A rigid-flex circuit board, comprising:
a flexible circuit board comprising a plurality of exposed regions, a top surface and a bottom surface opposite to the top
surface, wherein the exposed regions are respectively located at the top surface and the bottom surface;

a plurality of patterned photo-imageable substrates disposed on the top surface and the bottom surface of the flexible circuit
board respectively, wherein each of the patterned photo-imageable substrates comprises an opening, the openings expose the
exposed regions respectively, and material of each of the patterned photo-imageable substrates comprises photo-sensitive material;
and

a plurality of patterned circuit layers disposed on the patterned photo-imageable substrates respectively and exposed the
exposed regions.

US Pat. No. 9,841,603

ELECTRONIC EYEWEAR VIEWING DEVICE

Kopin Corporation, Westb...

1. An electronic eyewear viewing device comprising:
a display module having a microdisplay for viewing images, the microdisplay having an exit window aligned along a first lateral
axis L1, the display module having a pivot joint along a second lateral axis L2 parallel to and spaced apart a distance from the first lateral axis L1, the display module being rotatable about the pivot joint;

a lateral position adjustment screw mounted and rotatably secured to the display module for laterally adjusting position of
the display module; and

a rotational position adjustment screw mounted along a transverse axis that is transverse to the second lateral axis L2 and rotatably secured to the display module at a location offset from the second lateral axis L2 for adjusting rotational position of the display module about the pivot joint along the second lateral axis L2, the distance that the exit window of the microdisplay along the first lateral axis L1 is spaced apart from the pivot joint and the second lateral axis L2 providing a larger radius of rotation for the exit window than if the exit window was positioned along the second lateral
axis L2.

US Pat. No. 9,841,131

CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM FOR A CONNECTION ARRANGEMENT FOR MEDIA LINES

1. A connection device kit for connection with a plurality of different media lines with different cross-section sizes by
insertion of a line end of the media line, the connection device kit comprising:
a connection body having a receiving opening defining an inner contour, the connection body having two housing parts including
a nozzle housing part and a sleeve housing part, the nozzle housing part and the sleeve housing part being connected to each
other via a peripherally closed snap-on connection;

a first plurality of inner parts, the first plurality of inner parts defining an outer contour engageable with the inner contour
of the receiving opening and being configured to engage a first range of media lines of different cross-sectional sizes for
axial guiding, mechanical locking against release, peripheral sealing and, if appropriate, for inner radial support, wherein
the first plurality of inner parts includes a first ring-shaped peripheral seal, a first tiltable retaining ring, and a first
insert ring;

a second plurality of inner parts, the second plurality of inner parts defining an outer contour engageable with the inner
contour of the receiving opening and being configured to engage a second range of media line of different cross-sectional
size for axial guiding, mechanical locking against release, peripheral sealing and, if appropriate, for inner radial support,
wherein the second plurality of inner parts includes a second ring-shaped peripheral seal, a second tiltable retaining ring,
and a second insert ring;

the first and second peripheral seals each being respectively configured to mount on the inner contour of the receiving opening
and defining an inner diameter for engagement with the outer periphery of the media line;

the first and second insert rings respectively supporting the first and second retaining rings and having respective end faces
pointing in the insertion direction, the respective end faces each axially delimiting a sealing chamber within the connecting
element together with a flank face of the connecting element or of the first housing part lying axially opposite thereto,
the peripheral seal being disposed in the sealing chamber;

the first and second retaining rings provided as first and second resiliently elastic toothed rings each including an outer
periphery and a plurality of retaining teeth distributed about the periphery, the retaining teeth extending radially and obliquely
inwards in a line plug-in direction, the retaining teeth defining an inner diameter that is less than the inner diameter of
the peripheral seal and configured for engagement against the media line; and

the first and second insert rings each having a first contact section which has a radially different width corresponding to
a respective radial width of the outer periphery of the toothed ring of the respective first and second plurality of inner
parts, the first and second insert rings each having a tilting edge for the respective toothed ring whereby the first contact
section is axially outwardly adjacent to the tilting edge and perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the media line, whereby
the toothed ring is mounted with its outer periphery having axial movement play within the connection body that is limited
by the contact sections of the first and second insert rings and a spaced apart axially opposite contact section defined within
one of the nozzle and sleeve housing parts, whereby the outer periphery toothed ring is configured to pivot about the tilting
edge out of a starting position in which the outer periphery presses against the first contact section and until the outer
periphery contacts the opposite contact section.

US Pat. No. 9,843,830

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MOBILE TERMINAL, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, PROGRAM, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

17. An information processing system comprising:
an information processing apparatus including a first central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
receive broadcast content containing a first address information specifying a source of first information related to the content;
acquire the first information from the source of the first information based on the first address information included in
the received broadcast content;

display the broadcast content together with the first information; and
provide, to a terminal, a second address information included in the first information, the second address information specifying
a source of second information, the second information being different from the first information and being terminal-specific
information related to the content; and

a terminal including a second central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
acquire the second address information provided from the information processing apparatus,
acquire the second information from the source of the second information based on the second address information included
in the first information, and

output information related to the content based on the second information.

US Pat. No. 9,843,503

ASYMMETRIC DYNAMIC ROUTING

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for dynamic routing, comprising:
determining a communication method for a customer premises equipment (CPE);
querying the CPE at predetermined intervals using the determined communication method to receive status information from the
CPE, wherein the status information relates to a first channel;

evaluating the status information to determine if data destined for the CPE over the first channel should be routed over a
secondary channel; and

routing data destined for the CPE over the secondary channel when the data is determined to be routed over the secondary channel;
wherein if the status information is not received from the CPE within a predetermined amount of time after said querying,
routing the data destined for the CPE over the secondary channel.

US Pat. No. 9,843,300

IMPEDANCE MATCHING CIRCUIT AND IMPEDANCE MATCHING METHOD

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. An impedance matching circuit, suitable for an antenna, the impedance matching circuit comprising:
a signal feed-in line configured to receive an input signal of a wireless transceiver circuit;
a phase delay line electrically coupled between the antenna and the signal feed-in line, the phase delay line being configured
to feed the input signal of the wireless transceiver circuit to the antenna; and

a synthesized transmission line, comprising:
a first terminal electrically coupled to the signal feed-in line and the phase delay line; and
a second terminal configured to be opened;
wherein the antenna is operated at an operating frequency,
in response to the antenna being operated in a first transmission medium, the input signal is transmitted to the antenna through
the signal feed-in line, the synthesized transmission line and the phase delay line, and

in response to the antenna being operated in a second transmission medium, the synthesized transmission line is configured
to have an open-circuit input impedance, and the input signal is transmitted to the antenna through the signal feed-in line
and the phase delay line.

US Pat. No. 9,842,567

ELECTRONIC CHART DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DISPLAYING INFORMATION RELATING TO ELECTRONIC CHART

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An electronic map display device for displaying a status for each of a plurality of electronic maps, comprising:
a license key acquirer configured to acquire a license key having a period of validity to use at least one of the electronic
maps,

a map information display determiner configured to determine whether each of the electronic maps is currently available for
acquisition based on the license key; and

a map information display interface configured to display electronic map information for each of the electronic maps showing
an exterior edge of a range recorded in each of the electronic maps, wherein the exterior edge indicates that the electronic
map is currently available as determined by the map information display determiner, or the exterior edge indicates that the
electronic map is currently not available as determined by the map information display determiner,

wherein the map information display interface varies the exterior edge of each of the electronic maps depending on the status
of the electronic map.

US Pat. No. 9,842,323

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING TRANSACTION-RELATED DATA TO A RECIPIENT DEVICE

First Data Corporation, ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media configured to store computer-executable instructions that, when executed
by one or more processors, configure the one or more processors to:
direct a secure element of a consumer device to store transaction-related information comprising payment data and value added
services data, the value added services data formatted according to a nested tag structure comprising:

a first tag, a first length indicative of a first size of first data payload, and a first value structure comprising the first
data payload, the first value structure comprising a second tag, a second length indicative of a second size indicative of
second data payload, and a second value structure comprising the second data payload;

communicate a first portion of the transaction-related information from the secure element to a communications component of
the consumer device;

initiate, using the first portion of the transaction-related information, peer-to-peer communication with a recipient device
over a wireless communication channel via the communications component, wherein to initiate the peer-to-peer communication,
the one or more processors being further configured to receive, from a recipient device, a wireless read signal according
to a protocol for wireless peer-to-peer communication during a card emulation communication initiated by the recipient device;
and

to activate, using the wireless read signal, the communication component to communicate wirelessly with the consumer device
according to the protocol for wireless peer-to-peer communication;

direct the communications component to communicate, over the wireless communication channel, a second portion of the transaction-related
information from the secure element to the recipient device during the card emulation communication initiated by the recipient
device, wherein the second portion of the transaction-related information causes the recipient device to initiate implementation
of a first value added service prior to completion of a payment transaction and further causes the recipient device to complete
the payment transaction based on an outcome of the implementation of the first value added service; and

direct the communication component to communicate a third portion of the transaction-related information over the wireless
communication channel to the recipient device, the third portion of the transaction-related information comprising identifying
information formatted according to the nested tag structure, wherein the identifying information comprises at least one of
identification information for a payment account, consumer identification information, or consumer device identification information.

US Pat. No. 9,842,230

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY DETECTING AND THEN SELF-REPAIRING CORRUPT, MODIFIED OR NON-EXISTENT FILES VIA A COMMUNICATION MEDIUM

Citibank, N.A., New York...

1. A computer-implemented method of filtering a request from a client device comprising:
receiving, by a filter, a message transmitted from a web browser of the client device;
determining, by a redirect module of the filter, whether the message comprises a request for authentication for a website
hosted by an application server;

routing, by the redirect module of the filter, the message to the authentication server when the message comprises the request
for authentication;

determining, by an integrity module of the authentication server, whether a remote file or module at an authentication control
component passes an integrity check;

when the remote file or module passes the integrity check, authenticating, by the authentication server, the client device;
and

when the remote file or module does not pass the integrity check, routing, by the redirect module of the filter, a request
to an install module of the application server to reinstall the remote file or module.

US Pat. No. 9,842,229

AUTOMATED APPLICATION ANALYSIS FOR FINDING LEAKED PERSONAL INFORMATION

RAYTHEON BBN TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method for detecting instances of exfiltration by an application, the method comprising:
performing a first set of runs, the performing of the first set of runs including:
running the application a plurality of times on a first computation device; and
for each run, capturing packets transmitted by the first computation device to form a first plurality of captured packets;
performing a second set of runs, the performing of the second set of runs including:
running the application a plurality of times on a second computation device; and
for each run, capturing packets transmitted by the second computation device to form a second plurality of captured packets;
comparing packets from among the first plurality of captured packets pairwise to form a first list of packet location identifiers,
each packet location identifier corresponding to a difference found between a packet from one run of the first set of runs
and a corresponding packet from another run of the first set of runs;

comparing packets from among the first plurality of captured packets pairwise with packets from among the second plurality
of captured packets, to form a first set of inter-device differences; and

eliminating from the first set of inter-device differences each difference corresponding to a packet location identifier in
the first list of packet location identifiers.

US Pat. No. 9,840,091

MANUFACTURING OF DECORATIVE WORKPIECES BY INKJET

AGFA GRAPHICS NV, Mortse...

1. A method of manufacturing decorative workpieces, the method comprising the steps of:
performing an image analysis on a content of a decorative image representing a wood pattern;
selecting a region-of-interest in the decorative image, as a decorative pattern in a set of decorative patterns, based on
the image analysis;

rectangular nesting or true shape nesting the set of decorative patterns into a set of nested decorative patterns; and
digitally printing the set of nested decorative patterns on a decoration layer; wherein
the image analysis is selected from counting an amount of knots or cracks, measuring a size of knots or cracks, measuring
a distance of a knot or a crack and an edge of a region-of-interest in the decorative image, measuring a density of wood grain
lines, and detecting wood grain imperfections.

US Pat. No. 9,843,222

UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM FOR PREVENTING CHARGING OF BATTERIES AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

LG CNS CO., LTD., Seoul ...

1. A power supply (PS) system, comprising:
an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) configured to supply power from a grid to either a load or battery array that are external
to the UPS, the battery array configured to provide power to the UPS or be charged with power supplied from the UPS; and

a controller provided between the UPS and both the grid and the battery array, the controller configured to:
selectively supply the power from the grid or the battery array to the load via the UPS; and
selectively supply the power from the grid to the battery array by controlling a charging path between the UPS and the battery
array.

US Pat. No. 9,841,282

SUCCESSIVE OFFER COMMUNICATIONS WITH AN OFFER RECIPIENT

Visa U.S.A. Inc., San Fr...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
providing a computing apparatus including a transaction handler having:
an interactive engine;
an analytics engine; and
a client processing engine;
storing, in computing apparatus, transaction data related to a plurality of transactions processed by the client processing
engine of the transaction handler, each of the transactions being processed to make a payment from an issuer to an acquirer
via the transaction handler in response to an account identifier of a first customer issued by the issuer and submitted by
a merchant to the acquirer, the issuer to make the payment on behalf of the first customer, the acquirer to receive the payment
on behalf of the merchant;

receiving, by the client processing engine of the computing apparatus from a point of interaction terminal of a first merchant,
a first transmission of an authorization request for a first transaction of payment from the first customer using the account
identifier to the first merchant, the first transmission having:

first data identifying the first customer, and
second data identifying the point of interaction terminal communicatively connected to the transaction handler;
retrieving, using the first data, a logical address of a communication device of the first customer;
retrieving, using the second data, first capability data stored in the computing apparatus, wherein the first capability data
specifying a capability of the point of interaction terminal in generating a hard copy of offers, the capability specified
in the first capability data including:

dimensions of a hard copy output of the point of interaction terminal; and
white space availability on receipts rendered by the point of interaction terminal;
selecting, by the analytics engine of the computing apparatus, an offer compatible with the capability of the point of interaction
terminal identified in the first capability data and based in part on a portion of the transaction data, wherein the offer
is from a second merchant;

generating, by the computing apparatus, a condition of the offer based on a distance between a location of the first merchant
and a location of the second merchant;

in response to the authorization request for the first transaction of payment from the first customer to the first merchant,
transmitting, by the computing apparatus, a second transmission to the point of interaction terminal of the first merchant,
the second transmission identifying the offer and the condition generated based on the distance, wherein:

the second transmission received at the point of interaction terminal causes the point of interaction terminal to generate
a hard copy of a receipt for the first transaction of payment, and

the hard copy of the receipt includes the offer and the condition included in the second transmission;
storing, in the computing apparatus, status tracking data of the offer;
after the second transmission, determining, by the computing apparatus, a real-time physical location of the communication
device of the first customer that is disparate from the point of interaction terminal of the first merchant;

determining, by the computing apparatus, an update for the offer from the second merchant, based on:
a current status of the offer,
the real-time physical location of the communication device, and
the location of the second merchant;
forming, by the computing apparatus, a third transmission of an announcement identifying the update for the offer; and
transmitting, by the interactive engine using the logical address, the third transmission to the communication device of the
first customer.

US Pat. No. 9,841,158

LIGHT MODULE WITH TWO OR MORE REFLECTORS FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A light module for a motor vehicle headlamp, the light module comprising:
two or more LED light sources, which are each positioned in defined positions relative to one another; and
two or more reflectors, which are each associated with a single LED light source of the two or more LED light sources,
wherein the two or more reflectors are movably connected by at least one film hinge;
wherein the two or more LED light sources are mounted on a circuit board, and
wherein each of the two or more reflectors is positionable and referenceable independently of the other reflector(s) on the
circuit board with respect to the LED light source associated therewith to an extent provided by a flexibility of the at least
one film hinge.

US Pat. No. 9,840,872

METHOD OF USING A DOWNHOLE FORCE GENERATING TOOL

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

1. A method, the method comprising:
pumping fluid to a downhole tool to rotate and orbit a first sleeve in an oscillating motion rotationally around a central
member to engage a wellbore or casing to advance the downhole tool into the casing or wellbore.

US Pat. No. 9,844,154

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND PACKAGING BOX THEREOF

Bothhand Enterprise Inc.,...

1. An electronic device adapted to be electrically connected to a circuit board, said electronic device comprising:
a packaging box including a base and a connecting pin unit that includes a plurality of first connecting pins, said base including
at least one wire holding platform that includes a holding wall having a plurality of insertion through holes spaced apart
from each other, said first connecting pins being mounted to said wire holding platform, each of said first connecting pins
having a first wire connecting portion that is mounted in a corresponding one of said insertion through holes of said wire
holding platform and that has a first through hole formed therethrough, and a first electrically connecting portion that is
adapted to be electrically connected between said first wire connecting portion of a corresponding one of said first connecting
pins and the circuit board; and

an electronic unit mounted to said base and including a plurality of wires, each of said wires having two electrically conductive
portions, each of which is electrically connected to said first wire connecting portion of a corresponding one of said first
connecting pins.

US Pat. No. 9,842,868

QUANTUM EFFICIENCY (QE) RESTRICTED INFRARED FOCAL PLANE ARRAYS

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A sensor comprising:
an InGaAs photodetector configured to convert received infrared radiation into electrical signals; and
a notch filter operatively connected to the InGaAs photodetector, wherein the notch filter is configured to block detection
of wavelengths within each of three respective, non-overlapping bands, one band including 850 nm, one band including 1060
nm, and one band including 1550 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,840,518

MCL-1 INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

ASTRAZENECA AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound having the structure of (Ra)-(+)17-chloro-5,13,14,22-tetramethyl-28-oxa-2,9-dithia-5,6,12,13,22-pentaazaheptacyclo[27.7.1.14,7.011,15.016,21.020,24.030,35]octatriaconta-1(37),4(38),6,11,14,16,18,20,23,29,31,33,35-tridecaene-23-carboxylic acid (Formula II)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,839,333

SHEET PRODUCT DISPENSER

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of operating an electronic sheet product dispenser, comprising:
receiving a signal, at a processor of the dispenser, that a motor of the dispenser is powered up such that the motor is operable
to dispense sheet product in response to a user request for sheet product;

upon receiving the signal, determining whether sheet product is available for dispensing;
upon determining that sheet product is not available for dispensing, activating a transfer bar; and
activating a roller assembly to position sheet product for dispensing.
US Pat. No. 9,840,896

ACID SOLUBLE ABRASIVE MATERIAL AND METHOD OF USE

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

1. A method, the method comprising:
performing a perforation operation by introducing an abrasive slurry through a perforating tool with high velocity nozzles
thereby perforating an oil and gas formation intersected by a wellbore and creating perforations in the oil and gas formation
that are fractured by a separate fracturing operation;

wherein
the abrasive slurry is a mixture of a soluble abrasive material, a non-soluble abrasive material and a carrier fluid for transporting
the abrasive materials down into the wellbore,

the soluble abrasive material is soluble in an acidic solution, the non-soluble abrasive material is not soluble in the acidic
solution and the wellbore provides access to portions of the oil and gas formation, and

the ratio of the amount of non-soluble abrasive material to the soluble abrasive material in the abrasive slurry is in a range
of from about 10.0 weight percent to about 20 weight percent; and

introducing the acidic solution into the wellbore to dissolve a portion of the soluble abrasive material introduced into the
wellbore in the abrasive slurry.

US Pat. No. 9,842,602

METHOD FOR SIREN DETECTION BASED ON AUDIO SAMPLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an audio unit configured to receive an audio signal;
a control unit configured to operate the apparatus; and
a processing unit configured to:
process the audio signal from the audio unit to create a plurality of windowed audio samples including at least a first windowed
audio sample and a second windowed audio sample, wherein the first windowed audio sample and the second windowed audio sample
each have a different length of time;

determine a likelihood that the first windowed audio sample comprises a siren signal based on a detection of a group of features
in the first windowed audio signal associated with a siren-classification profile, wherein the group of features is determined
based on at least a linear classifier;

based on the first windowed audio sample indicating a likelihood of a siren signal below a threshold, determine a likelihood
that the second windowed audio sample includes a siren signal based on a detection of a group of features of the second windowed
audio signal with the siren-classification profile, wherein the group of features is determined based on at least a linear
classifier; and

alter control of the apparatus by the control unit based on the likelihood of at least one of the first windowed audio sample
and the second windowed audio sample including a siren signal being above the threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,843,736

IMAGE CAPTURE WITH A CAMERA INTEGRATED DISPLAY

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method of capturing an image, comprising:
initiating, by a processor, light emission from a backlight source to illuminate a liquid crystal display (LCD) layer disposed
beneath a color filter (CF) layer and a substantially transparent cover layer,

wherein the LCD layer comprises an LCD substrate and a plurality of liquid crystals disposed on the LCD substrate, the plurality
of liquid crystals configured to assume a first arrangement and a second arrangement,

wherein the light emitted from the backlight source is transmitted through the first arrangement and blocked by the second
arrangement;

suspending, by the processor, the light emission from the backlight source for a period of time imperceptible to a human observer;
and

initiating, by the processor, a camera to capture an image during the period of time the backlight source is suspended,
wherein the camera is disposed beneath the CF layer, and proximate to the LCD layer, the camera comprising a plurality of
pixels corresponding to a plurality of color regions associated with the CF layer,

wherein each pixel in the plurality of pixels is optimized to record a colored light beam passing through a color region associated
with the CF layer,

wherein each pixel in the plurality of pixels comprises a lens and a photodetector, wherein the lens associated with the pixel
is optimized to focus the colored light beam.

US Pat. No. 9,843,606

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFERENCING

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A method of establishing a video conference session, the method comprising:
receiving, from a first conference client device, a request to establish a conference session with a second conference client
device, wherein the request includes a display configuration that selects a resolution of displaying media data received from
the second conference client device;

determining a first media router for forwarding, to the second conference client device, a media data stream with predetermined
attributes of a plurality of first media data streams generated by the first conference client device;

determining a second media router for forwarding, to the first conference client, a media data stream with predetermined media
attributes of a plurality of second media data streams generated by the second conference client device, wherein the plurality
of second media data streams includes a first video data stream associated with a first resolution and a second video data
stream associated with a second resolution;

transmitting, to the first conference client device, a first address associated with the first media router and a second address
associated with the second media router, to enable the first conference client device to transmit the plurality of first media
data streams to the first media router and to receive the media data stream with predetermined media attributes of the plurality
of second media data streams from the second media router; and

transmitting data related to the display configuration to the second media router to cause the second media router to forward
the video data streams at the selected resolution to the first conference client device.

US Pat. No. 9,841,601

DELIVERING VIEWING ZONES ASSOCIATED WITH PORTIONS OF AN IMAGE FOR AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A system for displaying virtual content to a user, comprising:
an image-generating source to provide one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner;
a light source to project light associated with the one or more frames of image data;
a waveguide assembly to receive the light and deliver the light towards at least one eye of an user with multiple wavefront
curvatures for a focus level corresponding to a focal distance, wherein

the waveguide assembly comprises at least a first waveguide component operatively coupled to a first weak lens to modify first
light associated with a first frame of the image data such the first light is perceived as coming from a first focal plane,
and a second waveguide component operatively coupled to a second weak lens to modify second light associated with a second
frame of the image data such that the second light is perceived as coming from a second focal plane, and

the first waveguide component and the second waveguide component sandwich the first weak lens or the second weak lens and
are stacked along a thickness direction in which respective thicknesses of the first and second waveguide components are defined;
and

one or more variable focusing elements optically coupled to the waveguide assembly.
US Pat. No. 9,840,103

LIGHTWEIGHT COATED PRINTING PAPER FOR INDUSTRIAL INKJET PRINTING PRESS

Mitsubishi Paper Mills Li...

1. A lightweight coated printing paper for an industrial inkjet printing press, having a base paper, and one or more coating
layers being disposed on at least one surface of the base paper and containing a pigment and a binder, wherein
the total coating weight of the coating layer(s) is 6 g/m2 or less per one surface,

at least one of the pigment in the coating layer(s) is ground calcium carbonate having an average particle diameter of 0.50
to 1.00 ?m, wherein the amount of the ground calcium carbonate contained in the coating layer(s) is 50 parts by mass or more,
relative to 100 parts by mass of the total of the pigment in the coating layer(s),

the coating layer(s) contains at least one component selected from the group consisting of a cationic resin and a water-soluble
multivalent cation salt, wherein the total content of the compound in the coating layer(s), in terms of a dry solids content,
is 0.10 to 1.00 g/m2 per one surface,

the lightweight coated printing paper has an opacity of 92.0% or more as measured in accordance with JIS P 8149, a Stöckigt
sizing degree of 1.0 to 8.0 seconds as measured in accordance with JIS P 8122, and a 10-second Cobb sizing degree of 30 to
80 g/m2 as measured in accordance with JIS P 8140, wherein the ratio of the 10-second Cobb sizing degree to the Stöckigt sizing degree
is 10.0 to 40.0.

US Pat. No. 9,843,210

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING DATA AND WIRELESS CHARGER FOR IMPLEMENTING SAME

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

8. A wireless charger configured to power a load, comprising:
a signal transmitter configured to modulate an electric parameter on a first inductive element by cutting off power from said
first inductive element to said load and providing power from said first inductive element to said load in accordance with
a data signal to be transmitted, thereby obtaining a first signal characterizing said data signal with a pattern of said cutting
off and providing of the power; and

a signal receiver configured to sense said first current signal at a second inductive element to generate a second signal
on the second inductive element and to demodulate said second signal to obtain said data signal transmitted thereto;

wherein during data transmission between said signal transmitter and said signal receiver, output current of said wireless
charger is set at a preset current value, and at the end of data transmission said output current is resumed consistent with
a driving current of said load.

US Pat. No. 9,841,218

REFRIGERATION DEVICE COMPRISING AN ICE MAKER WITH A COUPLING

BSH Hausgeraete GmbH, Mu...

1. A refrigeration appliance, comprising:
an ice maker having an ice cube container and a conveyor for conveying ice cubes arranged in said ice cube container; and
said ice maker having a drive and a coupling connecting said conveyor to said drive in a force-transmitting relationship,
said drive having an axis of rotation and said coupling having a first contact surface with a downward gradient, directed
toward said drive in a direction of said axis of rotation;

said first contact surface with said downward gradient converting drive forces of said drive to be transmitted partially into
forces directed toward said drive.

US Pat. No. 9,840,228

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING OR DEACTIVATING FUNCTIONS AND DEVICE FOR INFLUENCING FUNCTIONS IN A MOTOR VEHICLE

Volkswagen Aktiengesellsc...

1. A method for activating or deactivating functions in a motor vehicle, the method comprising:
inputting a control signal for activating or deactivating at least one function through at least one interface, wherein at
least one function comprises timer programming and/or at least one function is activated or deactivated by remote control
from outside the motor vehicle through a communications interface; and

inputting at least one control command through the at least one interface, wherein, the control command disables an activation
or deactivation of the function through the timer programming and/or through the communications interface,

wherein a module is stored in the motor vehicle and/or in a vehicle diagnostic system, the module identifying the functions
with timer programming and/or the functions that are activated through the communications interface.

US Pat. No. 9,844,110

CURRENT ADJUSTMENT APPARATUS FOR LED LIGHTING FIXTURE

Chicony Power Technology ...

1. A current adjustment apparatus for light emitting diode (LED) lighting fixture, comprising:
a communication interface;
a current generating module comprising
a microprocessor;
a memory electrically connected to the microprocessor and configured to store a current setting parameter; and
a current generating unit electrically connected to the microprocessor and configured to generate a driving current for driving
the LED lighting fixture; and

a current adjustment module configured to generate a setting signal and a writing signal;
wherein the microprocessor makes the current generating unit generate the driving current with particular level in response
to the current setting parameter when the current adjustment module is not physically connected to the current generating
module;

the microprocessor makes the current generating unit generate the driving current with another particular level in accordance
with the setting signal when the current generating module is physically connected to the current adjustment module and the
microprocessor receives the setting signal via the communication interface; and

the microprocessor further overwrites the current setting parameter in accordance with the setting signal when the microprocessor
receives the writing signal via the communication interface.

US Pat. No. 9,843,575

WIRELESS NETWORK AUTHENTICATION METHOD AND WIRELESS NETWORK AUTHENTICATION APPARATUS

Beijing Zhigu Rui Tuo Tec...

1. A wireless network authentication method, implementable by a client device, wherein the method comprises:
generating, at the client device, a to-be-verified address according to history access information related to a target access
point (AP), wherein the to-be-verified address is used to identify an identity of the client device, and wherein the history
access information related to the target AP is access information of the client device to the target AP; and

sending an authentication request comprising the to-be-verified address to the target AP, causing the target AP to identify
and verify the identity of the corresponding client device based on the history access information, to provide a network service
for the client device which accessed to the target AP previously, such that the client device obtains network access via the
target AP with the to-be-verified address instead of providing an access password.

US Pat. No. 9,843,268

POWER FACTOR CORRECTION DEVICE AND CORRECTING METHOD THEREOF

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. A power factor correction device comprising:
a current compensating circuit comprising a current error amplifier, wherein the current error amplifier receives and compares
a correcting current with a reference current signal, thereby generating a compensating current signal;

a voltage compensating circuit receiving and comparing a first output voltage with a reference voltage, thereby generating
a compensating voltage signal;

a multiplication amplifier connected to the current compensating circuit and the voltage compensating circuit, the multiplication
amplifier receiving the compensating current signal and the compensating voltage signal, thereby generating an updated reference
current signal provided to the current compensating circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,842,756

INTEGRATED SYSTEMS FOR INTERFACING WITH SUBSTRATE CONTAINER STORAGE SYSTEMS

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

22. A storage system comprising:
a base plate connected to a frame of the storage system, wherein the frame of the storage system is located along a horizontal
plane above a frame of a tool, the tool including load ports for transferring substrates between a container and the tool;

a motor coupled to the base plate, wherein the base plate is located below the motor;
a movement mechanism coupled to the base plate;
a plurality of storage shelves coupled to the movement mechanism for horizontal movement of the storage shelves, each of the
storage shelves for supporting a container; and

an active port connected to the frame of the storage system, the active port for extending away and toward one of the storage
shelves for moving a container out of and onto one of the storage shelves.

US Pat. No. 9,841,602

LOCATION INDICATING AVATAR IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving a location indicative of a human presence at a location in an obscured environment;
establishing a virtual location marker in a position that is visually available to a person wearing a head-worn computing
system, wherein the virtual location marker provides an indication of the location in the obscured environment; and

generating an avatar as a representation of the human presence and presenting the avatar in a field of view of the head-worn
computing system, wherein the presentation of the avatar is positioned in the field of view by visually associating the avatar
with the virtual location marker such that the avatar appears to remain at the virtual location marker location, as perceived
by a person wearing the head-worn computing system, independent of the head-worn computing system's viewing angle.

US Pat. No. 9,841,304

AIR DATA SYSTEM

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. An air data system, comprising:
an avionics system;
a plurality of sensors associated with the avionics system, each of the sensors providing a signal indicative of a parameter
used by the avionic system to determine the flight status of the aircraft;

first and second air data probes, each being pneumatically independent, electronically coupled to the avionics system, and
electronically connected to each other; and

at least one pitot static probe coupled to a pressure transducer through pneumatic tubing, the pressure transducer electronically
coupled to the avionics system.

US Pat. No. 9,841,175

OPTICS SYSTEM FOR SOLID STATE LIGHTING APPARATUS

GE LIGHTING SOLUTIONS, LL...

1. An optical element for transmission of light produced by a solid state emitter, comprising:
at least one diffuser element; and
a reflector supported by the at least one diffuser element and spaced-apart from the emitter;
the reflector defining an annular lip having an aperture therein and an axis normal to a plane defined by the aperture, the
annular lip having a planar inner rim, the reflector comprising:

a first frustoconical surface coupled with the planar inner rim of the annular lip, the first frustoconical surface extending
outwardly from the annular lip in a first direction and at a first angle relative to the axis;

a second frustoconical surface coupled to the first frustoconical surface and extending outwardly at a second angle relative
to the first frustoconical surface in a second direction; and

a third frustoconical surface coupled with the second frustoconical surface and extending outwardly at a third angle relative
to the second frustoconical surface, wherein the third frustoconical surface is disposed substantially horizontally relative
to the axis and a surface of the third frustoconical surface is on a same horizontal plane with a surface of the annular lip.

US Pat. No. 9,840,873

DOWNHOLE FORCE GENERATING TOOL

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

1. A downhole tool, the tool comprising:
a central element having a rotor profile disposed thereon;
a first sleeve rotatably disposed around the central element, the first sleeve rotates around the central element responsive
to fluid flowing through the downhole tool and has a stator profile disposed on the inside thereof to cooperate with the rotor
profile to force the sleeve to rotate around the central element as fluid flows through the downhole tool;

a second sleeve rotatably disposed around the central element, the second sleeve has a stator profile disposed on the inside
thereof to cooperate with the rotor profile to force the second sleeve to rotate around the central element as fluid flows
through the downhole tool;

an outlet disposed in a central portion of the central element to permit fluid to flow from a passageway disposed through
the central element to an annulus area disposed between the central element and the sleeves;

a first radial opening disposed in the first sleeve to permit fluid to flow from the annulus area to outside of the downhole
tool; and

a second radial opening disposed in the second sleeve to permit fluid to flow from the annulus area to outside of the downhole
tool.

US Pat. No. 9,843,188

METHOD TO SELECT OPTIMAL SYNCHRONIZATION SOURCE IN A MULTIPLE UNINTERRUPTIBLE POWER SUPPLY SYSTEM

Liebert Corporation, Col...

1. A multiple uninterruptible power supply system, comprising:
at least first and a second uninterruptible power supply modules coupled to a static transfer switch, each uninterruptible
power supply module including a control unit that is configured to operate the uninterruptible power supply module, each control
unit coupled to a synchronization bus wherein when a bypass power source to which the first uninterruptible power supply module
is coupled is qualified, the first uninterruptible power supply module operated by its control unit as a sync master UPS and
the second uninterruptible power supply module initially operated by its control unit as a slave UPS synchronized to an output
of the sync master UPS by synchronizing an output of an inverter of the second uninterruptible power supply module with an
output of the sync master UPS;

the control unit of the first uninterruptible power supply module when it is operating the first uninterruptible power supply
module as the sync master UPS sending synchronization signals at a qualified duty cycle on the synchronization bus that are
received by the control unit of the second uninterruptible power supply module;

upon the bypass power source to which the first uninterruptible power supply module is coupled becoming unqualified:
in response to the bypass power source becoming unqualified the control unit of the first uninterruptible power supply module
sending synchronization signals at an unqualified duty cycle on the synchronization bus;

in response to receiving the synchronization signals at the unqualified duty cycle, the control unit of the second uninterruptible
power supply module transitioning its operation of the second uninterruptible power supply module from operating the second
uninterruptible power supply module as a slave UPS to operating the second uninterruptible power supply module as the sync
master UPS and also sending synchronization signals at the qualified duty cycle on the synchronization bus;

in response to receiving the synchronization signals at the qualified duty cycle, the control unit of the first uninterruptible
power supply module transitioning its operation of the first uninterruptible power supply module from operating the first
uninterruptible power supply module as the sync master UPS to operating the first uninterruptible power supply module as a
slave UPS and the control unit of the first uninterruptible power supply module also ceasing sending the synchronization signals
at the unqualified duty cycle on the synchronization bus; and

upon the bypass power source to which the first uninterruptible power supply module is coupled becoming re-qualified:
in response to the bypass power source becoming re-qualified the control unit of the first uninterruptible power supply module
sending synchronization signals on the synchronization bus at a sync master request duty cycle and after a first delay, transitioning
its operation of the first uninterruptible power supply module from operating it as a slave UPS to operating it as the sync
master UPS and also then sending synchronization signals at the qualified duty cycle on the synchronization bus;

in response to receiving the synchronization signals at the sync master request duty cycle, the control unit of the second
uninterruptible power supply module after a second delay which is shorter than the first delay transitioning its operation
of the second uninterruptible power supply module from operating the second uninterruptible power supply module as the sync
master UPS to operating the second uninterruptible power supply module as a slave UPS and then also ceasing sending the synchronization
signals at the qualified duty cycle on the synchronization bus.

US Pat. No. 9,843,093

SPATIAL LOCATION PRESENTATION IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head-worn micro-Doppler system, comprising:
a helmet mount adapted to attach to a helmet; and
a micro-Doppler antenna securely mounted on the helmet mount, wherein the micro-Doppler antenna is stabilized with respect
to the environment such that the micro-Doppler antenna position is moved to compensate for helmet movements.

US Pat. No. 9,842,089

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTIVE VISUAL FORMATTING OF AN ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT

Workiva Inc., Ames, IA (...

1. A method for managing display of electronic documents in a client-server architecture, comprising:
on the client:
receiving, from the server, data that comprises i) document content for an electronic document, and ii) a visual style set
of visual styles that affects display of the document content, wherein a visual style of the visual style set comprises a
style element set of style elements, and a lock status that corresponds individually to a style element of the style element
set indicates whether the corresponding style element is editable or non-editable by a user of the electronic document; and

displaying a document user interface having i) a document display portion that displays the document content based on a selected
visual style of the visual style set, and ii) a style editing portion for editing the visual characteristics of the document
content based on the selected visual style and the lock status;

wherein displaying the document user interface comprises generating the style editing portion to allow the user to view and
modify an editable style element of the style element set and to view but not modify a non-editable style element of the style
element set.

US Pat. No. 9,841,913

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING HIGH READ RATES TO DATA ELEMENT LISTS

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A network device comprising:
a main memory storing data elements from groups of data elements, wherein a group of data elements includes an ordered sequence
of data elements;

a child link memory including a plurality of memory banks, wherein each memory bank stores one or more entries, each entry
including: (i) a main memory location address that stores a data element identified by the entry, and (ii) a child link memory
location address storing a next data element in a group of data elements corresponding to the data element identified by the
entry;

a child manager including, for each memory bank of the plurality of memory banks in the child link memory, one or more head
nodes and one or more tail nodes, wherein each head node maintains (i) a data-element pointer to a main memory location for
accessing a particular head data element that is a first data element in the respective memory bank for a group of data elements
corresponding to the particular head data element, (ii) a child memory pointer for accessing a child link memory entry in
the same memory bank, and (iii) a data-element sequence number that represents a position of the particular head data element
in an ordered sequence of data elements in the group of data elements corresponding to the particular head data element, and
wherein each tail node maintains a data-element pointer to a main memory location for accessing a particular tail data element
that is a most recent data element in the respective memory bank for a group of data elements corresponding to the particular
tail data element;

a parent manager that includes one or more head entries for each memory bank in the plurality of memory banks in the child
link memory,

wherein each head entry of the one or more head entries stores (i) a snapshot pointer for accessing a particular snapshot
in a snapshot memory; and (ii) a snapshot sequence number to determine which snapshot from one or more snapshots stored in
the snapshot memory is to be accessed next,

wherein each snapshot stores snapshot list metadata for a particular group of data elements, wherein the snapshot list metadata
includes (i) one or more pointers to one or more nodes in the plurality of memory banks that include information for one or
more data elements in the particular group of data elements, and (ii) a data-element sequence number that represents a position
in an ordered sequence of data elements in the particular group of data elements; and

circuitry configured to use the one or more head entries to:
determine, based on the respective snapshot sequence number stored in each head entry, a snapshot order for accessing the
one or more snapshots;

access a snapshot in the snapshot memory based on the determined snapshot order; and
for each accessed snapshot, use the respective snapshot list metadata to determine a sequential order for accessing the one
or more nodes in the plurality of memory banks that include information for data elements in a group of data elements corresponding
to the snapshot.

US Pat. No. 9,840,848

HANDRAIL MOUNTING ASSEMBLY

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

1. A handrail mounting assembly, comprising:
an adjustable bracket comprising:
a first section comprising:
a base wall having an opening at a center thereof, and
two side walls extending perpendicularly from the base wall, with a plurality of first openings extending through the side
walls, and

a second section coupled to the first section, the second section comprising a plate with a plurality of second openings configured
to align with the first openings to receive fasteners, such that the adjustable bracket is configured for encircling and mounting
to a support structure;

a bracket arm connected to the adjustable bracket using a threaded fastener engaged in the base wall opening; and
a handrail seat connected to the bracket arm for seating a portion of a handrail therein to connect the handrail to the support
structure.

US Pat. No. 9,840,798

THIN FILM METALLIC GLASS COATED NEEDLE

NATIONAL TAIWAN UNIVERSIT...

1. A medical injection needle coated with a thin film metallic glass, comprising:
a needle body;
a needle head; and
a thin film metallic glass being of amorphous structure and formed on a surface of the needle head and a surface of the needle
body, wherein the thin film metallic glass is a titanium-based thin film metallic glass comprising 35-45 at. % titanium, 5-15
at. % zirconium, 32-42 at. % copper, 1-11 at. % niobium and 2-12 at. % cobalt, wherein the thin film metallic glass has a
surface energy of 26.9 mN/m and coefficient of friction of 0.07.

US Pat. No. 9,840,574

BRANCHED BROAD MWD CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A process for preparing a branched conjugated diene polymer with a molecular weight distribution Mw/Mn of at least 1.1,
by anionic polymerization, comprising the following reaction steps:
a) polymerizing a mixture of monomers comprising at least one conjugated diene and optionally one or more monoalkenyl arene
compounds in the presence of an anionic initiator to form a living polymer;

b) terminating the polymerization, and
c) optionally functionalizing and/or hydrogenating the polymer so produced,
wherein the mixture of monomers comprises an alpha,omega-bis(vinylphenyl)alkane as comonomer.

US Pat. No. 9,843,626

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING AN APPLICATION

Mitel Networks Corporatio...

1. A method for controlling at least one application on an electronic device using an application on a client device for controlling
applications comprising the at least one application, the method comprising:
establishing a collaborative session over a communication network using the client device;
determining a context of the collaborative session by receiving a session initiation protocol (SIP) Invite, a calling line
identification, an automatic number identification, other signaling construct, a peer-to-peer system, or wherein the context
is based on a last context used with a caller, a first context to which a user turned during a last communication with the
caller, or a cumulative time used for a given context;

using the application on a client device for controlling applications, interfacing between a context object stored in a shared
memory of a system and the at least one application;

using the application on a client device for controlling applications, retrieving context data from said context object using
the application on a client device for controlling applications;

using the application on a client device for controlling applications to perform at least one of:
updating said context object with new context data derived from interactions with the at least one application;
modulating behaviour of the at least one application based on said context data; and
populating at least one data field in the at least one application with said context data; and
sharing the context data with another application.

US Pat. No. 9,841,060

TORSIONAL VIBRATION DAMPER FOR HYDROKINETIC TORQUE COUPLING DEVICE WITH INNER AND OUTER ELASTIC DAMPING MEMBERS CONNECTED IN SERIES

Valeo Embrayages, (FR)

1. A hydrokinetic torque coupling device for coupling together a driving shaft and a driven shaft, the hydrokinetic torque
coupling device comprising:
a casing rotatable about a rotation axis;
a torque converter including an impeller wheel and a turbine wheel disposed in the casing coaxially with the rotation axis;
a turbine hub disposed in the casing coaxially with the rotation axis and non-rotatably secured to the turbine wheel; and
a torsional vibration damper comprising:
a drive member rotatable about the rotation axis;
a driven member rotatable relative to the drive member about the rotation axis and non-rotatably secured to the turbine hub;
a plurality of radially outer elastic damping members interposed and circumferentially acting between the drive member and
the driven member; and

a plurality of radially inner elastic damping members interposed and circumferentially acting between the drive member and
the driven member;

the drive member and the driven member operatively connected to both the radially outer and inner elastic damping members;
the radially outer and inner elastic damping members being arranged in series and, wherein the torsional vibration damper
further comprises:

a first intermediate member rotatable relative to the drive member about the rotation axis;
a second intermediate member rotatable relative to the first intermediate member about the rotation axis; and
a first damper retainer plate rotatably mounted to the driven member and the second intermediate member coaxially with the
rotation axis so that the first damper retainer plate is operatively connected to both the radially outer and inner elastic
damping members;

wherein the radially outer elastic damping members are interposed and circumferentially acting between the drive member and
the first intermediate member;

wherein the driven member is rotatable relative to the second intermediate member about the rotation axis;
wherein the radially inner elastic damping members are interposed and circumferentially acting between the second intermediate
member and the driven member;

wherein the first damper retainer plate is rotatable relative to the drive member, the first and second intermediate members
and the driven member about the rotation axis; and

wherein the radially outer and inner elastic damping members are arranged in series by means of the first damper retainer
plate.

US Pat. No. 9,840,905

DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF A MATERIAL LOCATED BEHIND AN OBSTRUCTION

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. A method of determining the location of a material located behind an obstruction, the method comprising:
dispersing a plurality of acoustic resonators having a known resonant frequency in the material, the material to be located
on a first side of the obstruction;

providing an instrument at an opposite side of the obstruction to the material;
from the instrument, emitting an acoustic signal;
in the event that the resonant frequency is detected, determining that the material is located substantially adjacent to the
instrument;

dispersing a second plurality of acoustic resonators having a known second resonant frequency in a second material also located
behind the obstruction; and

in the event that the second resonant frequency is detected, determining that the second material is located substantially
adjacent to the instrument.

US Pat. No. 9,844,141

MAGNETIC CORE INDUCTOR INTEGRATED WITH MULTILEVEL WIRING NETWORK

Ferric, Inc., New York, ...

1. A structure, comprising:
a semiconductor integrated circuit comprising a multilevel wiring network disposed on a substrate; and
a first inductor integrated into said multilevel wiring network of said integrated circuit, said first inductor comprising
a first planar magnetic core and a first conductive winding, said first conductive winding turned around said first planar
magnetic core in a generally spiral manner;

a second inductor integrated into said multilevel wiring network of said integrated circuit, said second inductor comprising
a second planar magnetic core and a second conductive winding, said second conductive winding turned around said second planar
magnetic core in a generally spiral manner;

said first and second conductive windings further being electrically coupled to one another on one side of said inductors
but not electrically coupled to one another on another side of said inductors,

said planar magnetic cores having a principal plane which is parallel with said respective wiring planes;
wherein at least one of the first and second planar magnetic cores has a laminated configuration comprising at least one layer
of a magnetic material and at least one non-magnetic layer, said non-magnetic layer comprising current rectifying elements
that prevent electrical current circulation in said planar magnetic cores perpendicularly to said principal plane.

US Pat. No. 9,842,791

BASE WITH HEAT ABSORBER AND HEAT DISSIPATING MODULE HAVING THE BASE

FURUI PRECISE COMPONENT (...

1. A base, comprising:
a heat absorber, the heat absorber comprising a top surface and a bottom surface, the heat absorber comprising a main body,
a pair of top flanges extending from the main body and located adjacent to the top surface, and a pair of bottom flanges extending
from the main body and located adjacent to the bottom surface, a pair of receiving grooves being defined in opposite lateral
sides of the heat absorber, respectively, each receiving groove located above a level of the bottom surface and below a level
of the top surface; and

two clips attached to the heat absorber, each clip comprising a positioning beam and at least one positioning block located
on the positioning beam, the positioning beam being received in a corresponding one of the receiving grooves with a portion
of the heat absorber adjacent to the positioning beam deformed and fixed to the positioning beam thereby fixing the positioning
beam in the receiving groove;

wherein each receiving groove is defined between one top flange and one corresponding bottom flange;
wherein a positioning groove is defined in one of the top flange and the bottom flange, the positioning groove communicating
with the receiving groove; and

wherein the at least one positioning block is fixed in the positioning groove.
US Pat. No. 9,839,683

VACCINE FOR PROPHYLAXIS OR TREATMENT OF AN ALLERGEN-DRIVEN AIRWAY PATHOLOGY

Institut National de la S...

1. A method for preventing or reducing chronic airway inflammation induced in response to exposure to an allergen which induces
a Th2 response in a subject, the method comprising the step of infecting the subject's respiratory tract with a live Bordetella pertussis strain which is deficient for tracheal cytotoxin (TCT), pertussis toxin (PTX), and dermonecrotic toxin (DNT), wherein the
step of infecting the subject's respiratory tract results in the subject developing a Th1 immune response which prevents or
reduces the development of chronic airway inflammation induced in response to exposure to the allergen.
US Pat. No. 9,839,690

SINGLET OXYGEN-LABILE LINKERS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USE THEREOF

The Board of Regents of t...

1. An activatable composition, comprising:
at least one functional moiety;
at least one singlet oxygen-labile linker selected from the group consisting of aminoacrylate, aminoacrylthioate, and aminoacrylamide,
the at least one singlet oxygen-labile linker linked to the at least one functional moiety, wherein the at least one functional
moiety is inactive until the at least one singlet oxygen-labile linker is cleaved by singlet oxygen, whereby the at least
one functional moiety becomes activated; and

a sensitizer, which when exposed to an activator results in generation of singlet oxygen by the sensitizer.

US Pat. No. 9,844,128

CASED ELECTRICAL COMPONENT

SnapTrack, Inc., San Die...

1. A cased electrical component, comprising:
a carrier substrate;
a spring device arranged on the carrier substrate;
a chip coupled to the spring device at a first side of the chip;
a covering element arranged on the carrier substrate,
wherein the covering element is arranged over the chip such that the covering element touches the chip at least at a second
side of the chip, the second side being different from the first side,

wherein the covering element has at least one first layer comprising a plastic material and at least one second layer, arranged
on the first layer, comprising a metal, and

wherein the first layer of the covering element has a first section touching the chip at the at least one second side of the
chip; and

a bearing element arranged on the carrier substrate,
wherein the bearing element is embodied such that the first side of the chip at least partly bears on the bearing element,
wherein the first layer of the covering element has a second section touching the bearing element and a third section arranged
on the carrier substrate,

wherein the second section of the first layer of the covering element has a cutout, and
wherein the second layer of the covering element is contact-connected to the bearing element through the cutout.

US Pat. No. 9,843,896

EDUCATION PROXIMITY SERVICES

MicroStrategy Incorporate...

1. A method performed by one or more processors comprising:
receiving, from an application instance operating on a client device, educational information indicating (i) a student identifier
corresponding to a student associated with the client device, (ii) a beacon identifier associated with a wireless proximity
beacon that is associated with a physical location within an educational property, and (iii) a proximity of the client device
to the wireless proximity beacon associated with the beacon identifier;

determining that the proximity of the client device to the wireless proximity beacon satisfies a threshold proximity;
based at least on (i) receiving the student identifier corresponding to the student associated with the client device, and
(ii) determining that the proximity of the client device to the wireless proximity beacon satisfies the threshold proximity,
determining an action that the application instance operating on the client device is permitted to perform while the proximity
of the client device to the wireless proximity beacon satisfies the threshold proximity; and

transmitting, to the client device, data enabling the client device to provide, for output at the client device, a representation
of a credential that enables the application instance operating on the client device to perform the action.

US Pat. No. 9,843,084

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MICROSTRUCTURES

NUVOTRONICS, INC, Radfor...

1. An n-way signal processor, comprising:
at least one three-dimensional coaxial microstructure divider having an input and a plurality of output legs operably connected
thereto, the divider configured to split an electromagnetic signal received at the input into the output legs, the output
legs each having a center conductor disposed within and surrounded by an outer conductor;

a plurality of signal processors each having an input for receiving an electromagnetic signal and an output for supplying
an modified form of the electromagnetic signal, each input of a respective one of the signal processors operably connected
to a respective output leg of the three-dimensional coaxial microstructure divider;

at least one three-dimensional coaxial microstructure combiner having a plurality of input legs each operably connected to
an output of a respective one of the plurality of signal processors, the combiner configured to combine the electromagnetic
signals received at the input legs at an output of the combiner, the input legs each having a center conductor disposed within
and surrounded by an outer conductor; and

a common waveguide and wherein the at least one three-dimensional coaxial microstructure combiner comprises a plurality of
three-dimensional coaxial microstructure combiners, each combiner having an antenna disposed at the output thereof, the antennas
disposed within the common waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,841,153

ADAPTIVE LED COVE LIGHTING SYSTEM

Tempo Industries, LLC, I...

1. An LED cove light system comprising:
a wall piece mounted to a back surface of a vertical cove wall, the wall piece having a top edge which is at the same height
as a top surface of a front wall of the cove;

a light fixture component removably attachable to the wall piece and carrying one or more LEDs positioned to project light
at a selected angle from the cove toward a ceiling of a room when the wall piece is mounted to a said vertical back surface
and the light fixture component is attached to the wall piece; and

wherein the one or more LEDs are further positioned so as to not be visible on a line of sight perpendicular to the vertical
cove wall from a point looking toward the front cove wall.

US Pat. No. 9,843,821

METHOD OF INTER-VIEW ADVANCED RESIDUAL PREDICTION IN 3D VIDEO CODING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of inter-view ARP (advanced residual prediction) for three-dimensional or multi-view video coding, the method
comprising:
receiving input data associated with a current block of a current picture in a dependent view;
locating a first inter-view reference block of a first inter-view reference picture in a first reference view from current
block location using a current MV (motion vector) of the current block in an inter-view direction;

deriving a first MV associated with the first inter-view reference block;
if the first MV points to a first temporal reference picture in the first reference view, determining a derived MV based on
the first MV;

if the first MV points to a second inter-view reference picture in a second reference view, setting the derived MV to a default
derived MV;

identifying a second temporal reference block in a second temporal reference picture corresponding to the current block using
the derived MV;

generating an inter-view residual predictor corresponding to a first difference between a second inter-view reference block
in the first reference view and the second temporal reference block, wherein the second inter-view reference block is located
from the location of the second temporal reference block using the current MV of the current block in the inter-view direction;
and

applying encoding or decoding to current inter-view residual corresponding to a second difference between the first inter-view
reference block and the current block using the inter-view residual predictor.

US Pat. No. 9,843,522

EFFICIENT MECHANISM TO IMPROVE DATA SPEED BETWEEN SYSTEMS BY MPTCP AND MIMO COMBINATION

HCL TECHNOLOGIES LTD., C...

1. An apparatus for improving data transfer speed in a network comprising:
a processor;
memory storing modules to be executed by the processor, the modules comprising:
an Application Management System (AMS) module configured to receive at least one user input to manage and determine at least
one application to use for enabling data transfer through a data transfer means, wherein the data transfer means comprises
a multipath transmission control protocol (MPTCP), and at least one of a transmission control protocol (TCP), user datagram
protocol (UDP), or stream control transmission protocol (SCTP); and

a selection, inspection and control (SIC) module configured to start and stop the MPTCP and the at least one of TCP, UDP,
or SCTP simultaneously, based on user input received from the AMS module, for transmitting data to destination host systems
which are located at different locations,
wherein the MPTCP is configured to split the data into a plurality of subflows; andat least one network interface, wherein each of the at least one network interface are connected to one multiple-input multiple-output
(MIMO) system to send each of the plurality of subflows.

US Pat. No. 9,842,730

METHODS FOR TANDEM COLLISION-INDUCED DISSOCIATION CELLS

Thermo Finnigan LLC, San...

1. A method for operating a mass spectrometer so as to detect a presence of or a quantity of each of one or more analytes
of a sample, each analyte associated with a respective pre-determined selected-reaction-monitoring (SRM) transition, the method
comprising:
(a) for each of the one or more pre-determined SRM transitions, determining a time duration required for a fragmentation reaction
corresponding to the respective SRM transition to proceed to a certain threshold percentage of completion;

(b) ionizing the sample in an ionization source of the mass spectrometer so as to produce one or more populations of first-generation
ions; and

(c) for each of the one or more pre-determined SRM transitions, performing the steps of:
(c1) isolating a sub-population of a one of the one or more populations of first-generation ions corresponding to a precursor-ion
mass-to-charge (m/z) ratio associated with the respective SRM transition;

(c2) fragmenting the respective isolated sub-population of ions in a one of two fragmentation cells of the mass spectrometer
so as to produce a respective population of fragment ions; and

(c3) analyzing, with a mass analyzer of the mass spectrometer, for the presence or quantity, among the respective fragment
ions, of ions corresponding to a product-ion in/z ratio associated with the respective SRM transition,

wherein, for each pre-determined SRM transition, the fragmentation cell that is used for fragmenting the isolated sub-population
of ions corresponding to the respective precursor-ion in/z ratio is determined from the time duration determined for the respective
pre-determined SRM transition.

US Pat. No. 9,842,439

AIR DATA PROBE CONTAMINATION MONITOR

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. An air data probe contamination monitor for an aircraft, comprising:
a flight control computer;
at least two air data sensor probes, a first one of the probes being located on one side of the aircraft, a second one of
the probes being located on an opposite side of the aircraft, each one of the two probes being operable to generate a parameter
value from an airflow passing by the aircraft when the aircraft is in flight; and

a processor that is operable to compare the generated parameter value from the first probe to the generated parameter value
from the second probe to determine if one of the first probe and the second probe is contaminated when a difference between
the generated parameter from the first probe and the generated parameter from the second probe exceeds a certain value, the
processor further being operable to send a notification to the flight control computer of a determination of contamination
of the one of the first probe and the second probe.

US Pat. No. 9,841,576

SYSTEM FOR PARALLAX CORRECTION

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A system for parallax correction, comprising:
a rotatable focus adjuster having a longitudinal axis;
a lens retainer engaged with the rotatable focus adjuster;
a first lens housed within the lens retainer aligned with the longitudinal axis; and
a second lens positioned parallel to the first lens within the lens retainer and configured to move laterally with respect
to the first lens;

wherein the focus adjuster includes a set of gear teeth that engages gear teeth of the first lens such that rotation of the
focus adjuster causes simultaneous rotation of the first lens and lateral movement of the second lens and wherein rotational
movement of the focus adjuster causes the first and second lenses to focus on an object while the simultaneous lateral movement
of the second lens corrects for parallax between the first and second lenses; and

wherein the gear teeth of the first lens are a predetermined length to facilitate calibration movement of the first lens based
on movement of the focus adjuster.

US Pat. No. 9,841,498

PHASE CODED LINEAR FREQUENCY MODULATION FOR RADAR

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method of signaling with a radar system comprising:
randomly selecting a chip rate offset, wherein the chip rate offset is 100 kilohertz or less;
transmitting, by an antenna of a transmitter of a radar unit, at least two signal pulses, wherein each signal pulse comprises
a linear frequency modulation, wherein the transmitting comprises:

transmitting a first pulse, wherein the first pulse comprises an encoded signal encoded by a code synthesis module, wherein
the code synthesis module encodes the signal with a first phase modulation and a first chip rate, and

transmitting a second pulse, wherein the second pulse comprises a second encoded signal encoded by the code synthesis module,
wherein the code synthesis module encodes the signal with a second phase modulation and a second chip rate, wherein the second
chip rate is offset from the first chip rate by the randomly selected chip rate offset;

receiving, by the radar unit, a signal that includes at least two reflection signals associated with reflection of the at
least two transmitted signal pulses; and

processing the received signal to determine target information, wherein the processing comprises:
filtering the received signal to time-align the at least two reflection signals, wherein the filtering includes applying a
frequency-dependent time delay to one or more of the at least two reflection signals, and

removing phase modulations from the time-aligned reflection signals.

US Pat. No. 9,841,371

SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A COMPOSITION OF A SAMPLE USING WAVELENGTH DEPENDENT VARIABILITY MEASUREMENT WITH MULTIPLE TIME INTERVALS

Thermo Scientific Portabl...

1. A system, comprising:
a radiation source configured to direct radiation to a sample;
a detector configured to measure signals from the sample;
an electronic processor; and
a housing enclosing the radiation source, the detector, and the electronic processor, the housing having a hand-held form
factor,

wherein the electronic processor is configured to:
direct the radiation to the sample for a plurality of scans until a threshold signal to noise ratio of a measure of wavelength
dependent variability is reached during a first time interval, wherein after each successive scan the processor is configured
to:

calculate the measure of wavelength dependent variability for cumulative spectral information combined from the scans; and
determine if the measure of wavelength dependent variability reaches the threshold signal to noise ratio; and
determine identity information about the sample using a comparison of the cumulative spectral information to reference information,
wherein if the identity information indicates that the sample might comprise a threat, the electronic processor is configured
to

direct the radiation to the sample for a second time interval that is longer than the first time interval;
measure spectral information from the sample during the second time interval, wherein the spectral information has a higher
resolution than the cumulative spectral information; and

determine a composition of the sample using the higher resolution spectral information.

US Pat. No. 9,840,931

AXIAL RETENTION OF A PLATFORM SEAL

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. An axial pin seal assembly for a gas turbine blade comprising:
a substantially axially extending seal pin damper slot extending a distance between a pin damper slot forward wall buttress
and an opposing pin damper slot aft wall buttress and having a forward end and opposing aft end;

a substantially radially extending forward axial stop located proximate the forward end of the seal pin damper slot, wherein
the forward axial stop has a width extending between a forward-most axial stop wall and a forward axial stop wall on the opposite
side of the width of the forward axial stop that opposes the pin damper slot forward wall;

a substantially radially extending aft axial stop located proximate the aft end of the seal pin damper slot;
a generally cylindrical seal pin positioned within the seal pin damper slot; and
a relief slot in the forward axial stop, the relief slot extending from the forward-most axial stop wall to the forward axial
stop wall on the opposite side of the width of the forward axial stop that opposes the pin damper slot forward wall;

wherein the forward and aft axial stops limit axial movement of the seal pin.
US Pat. No. 9,840,711

METHODS OF TREATING CANCER

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. A method of treating cancer, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a
polynucleotide agent which hybridizes to a polynucleotide encoding proteasome 26S subunit, non-ATPase PSMD6, and down-regulates
expression of said PSMD6, thereby treating the cancer.

US Pat. No. 9,841,995

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE CONTEXT SWITCHING SCHEDULING SCHEME FOR FAST BLOCK INPUT AND OUTPUT

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. A method for adaptive context switching by a computer, the method comprising:
comparing a first efficiency (Eacs) for a direct I/O operation against a second efficiency (Ecs) for a context switching without
a direct memory access(DMA);

performing, upon a determination that Eacs>Ecs, the direct I/O operation; and
performing, upon a determination that Eacs wherein the Eacs is a function of at least the following factors:
an amount of time used to transmit the data from a buffer cache to a memory via a bus (Tb),
an amount of response standby time until an interrupt is received (Tw), and
a temporally overlapping interval (Tv), and
wherein Tv is the temporally overlapping interval between an amount of time used to read data and to transmit the read data
to the buffer cache (Td) and Tb.

US Pat. No. 9,841,954

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC CODE GENERATION

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A computer-implemented method for generating production code from a block diagram in a technical computing environment
on a host computer, wherein a block in the block diagram comprises a number of input ports for receiving signals and a number
of output ports for sending signals, wherein a first block in the block diagram provides a functionality that is being implemented
in the production code by invoking an external function, wherein the first block receives a first input signal that comprises
a plurality of elements, the method being carried out by a processor of the host computer, the method comprising:
determining a size of a first required signal of the external function;
comparing a size of the first input signal to a size of the first required signal; and
generating a production code enclosing a call of the external function by a loop consecutively addressing each of the plurality
of elements in the first input signal when the size of the first required signal corresponds to a size of an element in the
first input signal, or

generating a production code comprising a call of the external function without enclosing loop over the elements in the first
input signal when the size of the first required signal corresponds to the size of the first input signal.

US Pat. No. 9,841,599

OPTICAL CONFIGURATIONS FOR HEAD-WORN SEE-THROUGH DISPLAYS

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head-worn computer, comprising:
a see-through optical system adapted to visually present digital content to an eye of a person wearing the head-worn computer,
wherein the person can see a surrounding environment through the see-through optical assembly, the see-through optical system
further comprising:

i. an image source adapted to generate display light based on the digital content; and
ii. a partially reflective combiner positioned in front of the eye of the person and below the image source, the partially
reflective combiner comprising an optically flat surface with a lower surface portion proximate the eye of the person and
an upper surface portion angled away from the eye of the person, wherein the optically flat reflective surface is positioned
such that an angle of incidence of light impinging upon the optically flat surface is equal to an angle of reflection, the
partially reflective combiner adapted to provide at least the following:

a. reflecting off the optically flat surface at least a first portion of the display light toward the user's eye such the
person perceives the digital content as an image,

b. transmitting at least a second portion of the display light toward a light trap positioned below the partially reflective
combiner, wherein the light trap is a light absorbing material adapted to absorb at least a substantial portion of the transmitted
second portion of the display light in order to reduce the amount of transmitted second portion of the display light illuminating
the person's face in an area below the head-worn computer,

c. reflecting off the optically flat surface at least a first portion of light received from the surrounding environment toward
a camera positioned below the partially reflective combiner, and

d. transmitting a portion of the light received from the surrounding environment toward the user's eye to provide the see-through
view of the surrounding environment.

US Pat. No. 9,840,849

PANEL FORMING

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...

1. Building panels, each building panel having a surface layer and an intermediate core,
wherein the intermediate core and the surface layer comprise a thermoplastic material,
said building panels being provided with at least one of a vertical locking system and a horizontal locking system for locking
a first edge of a first building panel to an adjacent second edge of a second building panel, and

wherein at least two core grooves are provided in a rear side of the building panels with an opening towards the rear side,
and

wherein a groove length of the core grooves is smaller than a length of the rear side wherein an area of the rear side is
less than about 90% of an area of the surface layer.

US Pat. No. 9,843,770

PANORAMIC IMAGE PLACEMENT TO MINIMIZE FULL IMAGE INTERFERENCE

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for composing a display for use in a video system having an active talker video stream and a panoramic view video
stream having more than one person in video, the method comprising:
determining, using a processor, a region of interest in a panoramic view video using motion detection and presence sensors;
preparing, using the processor, the panoramic view video by centering the region of interest and by zooming towards the region
of interest, based upon location of persons in the panoramic view video; and

determining, using the processor and responsive to a change in position of an active talker, where to place the panoramic
view video on a composite display to prevent the panoramic view video from overlaying display of the active talker in the
active talker video stream while maintaining a scale of the active talker video stream.

US Pat. No. 9,843,620

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING DISPERSIVE NETWORKING

DISPERSIVE NETWORKS, INC....

1. A method of transferring a virtual check image between first and second end-user devices via network communications, comprising
the steps of:
(a) first,
(i) communicating by the first end-user device, to a server, network contact information of the first end-user device, and
(ii) communicating by the second end-user device, to the server, network contact information of the second end-user device;
(b) separating the virtual check image into a plurality of data files;
(c) thereafter, separately transferring each data file from the first end-user device to the second end-user device by,
(i) communicating, by the first end-user device, a request to the server to engage in a file transfer with the second end-user
device by the first end-user device,

(ii) communicating, by the server, the file transfer request received from the first end-user device,
(iii) communicating, by the second end-user device, acceptance to the server of the request to engage in a file transfer with
the first end-user device,

(iv) communicating connection information, by the server, to the first and second end-user devices for enabling an open network
connection between the first and second end-user devices, and

(v) initiating, by the first and second end-user devices, through the open network connection, the file transfer based on
the connection information received from the server; and

(d) combining, at the second end-user device, the plurality of data files to reproduce the virtual check image for printing.

US Pat. No. 9,841,366

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DETERMINING THE CONSUMPTION OF ELECTRODE MATERIAL DURING THE OPERATION OF AN ELECTRIC FURNACE

SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden...

1. A method for determining consumption of electrode material during a production of steel in an electric arc furnace, the
method comprises the step of:
determining a weight of at least one electrode column disposed inside the electric arc furnace or to be introduced into the
electric arc furnace, without removing the electrode column from the electric arc furnace, by using at least one weighing
device carrying out a continuous or quasi-continuous determination of the weight of the electrode column with a temporal resolution
of from 1 to 500 Hz without having to modify an operating procedure of the electric furnace and without additional electrode
column movements having to be carried out.

US Pat. No. 9,841,229

PROCESS FOR COOLING A HYDROCARBON-RICH FRACTION

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A process for cooling a hydrocarbon-rich fraction against a refrigerant circuit in which a refrigerant flows, wherein the
method comprises:
a) cooling the hydrocarbon-rich fraction in three heat-exchange zones against the refrigerant of the refrigerant circuit,
b) compressing the refrigerant to form a compressed refrigerant,
c) splitting the compressed refrigerant into a first substream and a residual refrigerant stream,
d) cooling the residual refrigerant stream in the first heat-exchange zone against itself to a temperature which is at least
3° C. above the critical temperature of the refrigerant,

e) work-producingly expanding the first substream,
f) dividing the cooled residual refrigerant stream into a second substream and a third substream,
g) work-producingly expanding the second substream in a final expansion stage to form a work-producingly expanded second substream,
wherein pressure and temperature are selected in such a manner that no liquid occurs during the work-producing final expansion
stage,

h) cooling the third substream in the second and third heat-exchange zones to form a cooled third substream,
i) expanding the cooled third substream to obtain an expanded two-phase third substream having a subsequent expansion a liquid
fraction of at least 90 mol % is established,

j) feeding the expanded two-phase third substream into the third heat-exchange zone so that it acts to cool the downstream
third substream in the third heat exchange zone, wherein in the third heat-exchange zone the expanded, two-phase third substream
is at least partially vaporized in the third heat-exchange zone,

k) wherein the work-producingly expanded second substream combines with the at least partially vaporized third substream,
and the refrigerant stream thus formed is further warmed up in the second heat-exchange zone to form a warmed-up refrigerant
stream,

l) adding the work-producingly expanded first substream to the warmed-up refrigerant stream, and
m) warming up the refrigerant stream in the first heat-exchange zone before the up refrigerant stream is subjected again to
the compression of step b).

US Pat. No. 9,841,035

HEAT DISSIPATION FAN

CHAMP TECH OPTICAL (FOSHA...

1. A heat dissipation fan comprising:
a base plate having a top side, a first side and a second side, the second side located opposite to the first side;
a frame formed on the top side of the base plate;
a stator received in the frame; and
a rotor below the stator and connected with the stator;wherein the heat dissipation fan has an air inlet, a first air outlet and a second air outlet, the air inlet is communicated
with the first air outlet and the second air outlet, an angle is defined between the first air outlet and the second air outlet,
the frame includes a main portion, the main portion is arc-shaped and has a cutout on a side thereof, a first extending portion,
a second extending portion and a connecting plate are extended outward along edges of the cutout of the main portion, the
first extending portion and the second extending portion are tangent to the arcuate periphery of the main portion, the base
plate has a circular hole defined in a central portion thereof, the frame is protruded upward and vertically from edges of
the circular hole.

US Pat. No. 9,840,960

EXHAUST PIPE ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF FASTENING A SHEET-METAL TAB TO AN EXHAUST PIPE

Faurecia Emissions Contro...

1. An exhaust pipe assembly comprising:
an exhaust pipe extending along a pipe axis;
a fastening panel mounted to the exhaust pipe, the fastening panel including two contact surfaces that are substantially parallel
to each other, and wherein a cross-section of the fastening panel is configured in a curved manner, and wherein the two contact
surfaces of the fastening panel are spaced apart in a circumferential direction and are soldered to the exhaust pipe; and

a support connected with the fastening panel and arranged between the two contact surfaces of the fastening panel.

US Pat. No. 9,840,485

BISFURAN DIHALIDE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING BISFURAN DIHALIDE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING BISFURAN DIACID, BISFURAN DIOL OR BISFURAN DIAMINE USING BISFURAN DIHALIDE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A bisfuran dihalide of the following formula (1):

wherein R1 is a divalent hydrocarbon group of the formula —CR2R3— (wherein each of R2 and R3 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent hydrocarbon group, and R2 and R3 may together form a cyclic structure); and each X independently represents a halogen atom.

US Pat. No. 9,839,646

SMALL MOLECULE ENHANCER FOR DENDRITIC CELL CANCER VACCINES

Trustees of Tufts College...

1. A method for enhancing T-cell immunity against tumor cells, comprising:
administering to a patient having a tumor a therapeutically effective amount of a DASH inhibitor to (i) enhance T-cell immunity
against the tumor, and (ii) increase serum levels of G-CSF and CXCL1 cytokines,

wherein:
(a) at the therapeutically effective amount the DASH inhibitor is characterized by a pharmacokinetic profile of being an inhibitor
of DPP8, DPP9, and DPP4;

(b) the therapeutically effective amount of the DASH inhibitor produces full tumor regression in the patient;
(c) the therapeutically effective amount of the DASH inhibitor is less than the maximum tolerated dose for the patient; and
(d) the DASH inhibitor is represented by Formula I:
wherein:
X is B(Y1)(Y2) or CN;

Y1 and Y2 are independently OH, or together with the boron atom to which they are attached represent a group that is hydrolysable to
a boronic acid, or together with the boron atom to which they are attached form a 5- to 8-membered ring that is hydrolysable
to a boronic acid;

R1 is selected from the group consisting of halogen, lower alkyl, lower alkenyl, lower alkynyl, carbonyl, carboxyl, ester, formate,
ketone, thiocarbonyl, thioester, thioacetate, thioformate, amino, acylamino, amido, nitro, sulfate, sulfonate, sulfonamido,
—(CH2)m—R7, —(CH2)m—OH, —(CH2)m—O-lower alkyl, —(CH2)m—O-lower alkenyl, —(CH2)n—O—(CH2)m—R7, —(CH2)m—SH, —(CH2)m—S-lower alkyl, —(CH2)m—S-lower alkenyl, —(CH2)n—S—(CH2)m—R7, azido, cyano, isocyanato, thiocyanato, isothiocyanato, cyanato,


R7 represents a substituted or unsubstituted aryl, aralkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, or heterocycle;

R8 independently represents hydrogen, —CH3, or —(CH2)n—CH3;

m is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
R2 is a hydrophobic group selected from the group consisting of n-propyl, C4-C8 alkyl, C2-C8alkenyl, C2-C8alkynyl, C3-C8cycloalkyl, C2-C7heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, heteroaralkyl, and side chains of naturally occurring hydrophobic amino acids;

n is 0, 1,or 2; and
q is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 9,843,655

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PACKET DATA UNIT PROCESSING

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for processing a data packet for transmission in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
(A) controlling, by a processing device, when a data packet as a new Service Data Unit (SDU) is determined to be received
from a first layer of a protocol used in the wireless communication system,

creating, for a given new SDU, a new entry in an SDU Information Queue (SIQ) indicating:
a Start Address set to a system memory address of the given new SDU,
a Total Size set to a size of the given new SDU,
a Remaining Length set to the size of the given new SDU,
a Previous Pointer set to (i) an index of a previously received SDU in the SIQ, when the SIQ includes an entry for the previously
received SDU, and (ii) null, when the given new SDU is a first received SDU, and

a Next Pointer set to a next free element in the SIQ configured to store information of a next received SDU; and
(B) controlling, by the processing device, when a transmission resource is determined to be allocated,
(a) preparing a data packet as a Protocol Data Unit (PDU) at a second layer of the protocol for transmission, in which the
second layer is at a lower level in the protocol than the first layer,

(b) updating a PDU Information Queue (PIQ) by setting:
a PDU Sequence Number of the PDU to a next sequence number in a predetermined range of sequence numbers,
a Total Size to an entire size of the PDU,
a Total Number of SDU Segments packed to a total number of whole SDUs or SDU segments to be packed in the PDU, and
a Pointer to a SDU Segment Information Queue (SSIQ) to an index of the SSIQ to be updated with information about the whole
SDUs or SDU segments packed into the PDU;

(c) setting the index of the SSIQ to be updated to an index in the SIQ of a SDU or a segment of an SDU packed in the PDU,
(d) when a whole SDU or a first segment of a SDU is packed in the PDU, setting a SDU Segment Address Offset to the Start Address,
(e) when a whole SDU or the first segment of a SDU is not packed in the PDU, setting the SDU Segment Address Offset to a sum
of the Start Address and the Total Size less the Remaining Length, and

(f) setting:
a SDU Segment Length to a size of the SDU or the SDU segment packed in the PDU,
a SDU Segment Offset to a memory address of the PDU in which the SDU or the SDU segment is packed,
the Previous Pointer to an index of a most recently formed entry in the SSIQ,
the Next Pointer to an index of a next free entry in the SSIQ, and
the Remaining Length to (i) zero, when a whole SDU is packed in the PDU, and (ii) the Remaining length minus the SDU segment
length, when at least one SDU segment remains and is not to be packed in the PDU.

US Pat. No. 9,843,064

REGENERATIVE FUEL CELLS

IMPERIAL INNOVATIONS LIMI...

1. A regenerative fuel cell capable of operating in a power delivery mode in which it generates electrical power by the reaction
of electrochemically active species at an anode and a cathode, and in an energy storage mode in which it consumes electrical
power to generate said electrochemically active species, the cell comprising:
a reversible anode in an anode compartment containing an anolyte;
a reversible cathode in a cathode compartment containing a catholyte;
an anionic membrane separating the anode compartment from the cathode compartment, which membrane is capable of selectively
passing anions; and

conduits configured, in said power delivery mode, for carrying electrochemically active species to the anode and to the cathode
and, in an energy storage mode, for carrying generated electrochemically active species away from the anode and away from
the cathode;

wherein the pH of the anolyte and/or the catholyte is at least 10.

US Pat. No. 9,842,687

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS WITH SHAPED MAGNETIC COMPONENTS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. An apparatus for wireless power transfer, the apparatus comprising:
a coil formed of a conductive material and comprising a plurality of loops, wherein the plurality of loops defines an internal
region of the coil that extends along a coil axis; and

a magnetic component, wherein the magnetic component is disposed in the internal region and extends in a first direction parallel
to the coil axis and in a second direction perpendicular to the coil axis,

wherein a maximum dimension of the magnetic component measured in the second direction varies along the first direction;
wherein a plurality of magnetic elements are joined to form the magnetic component and the plurality of magnetic elements
are positioned in a row that extends in a direction parallel to the second direction; and

wherein one or more edges of the magnetic component have a stepped profile.

US Pat. No. 9,842,250

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTHENTICATING A USER BASED ON CAPTURED IMAGE DATA

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A system for authenticating a user of a computing device, the system comprising:
one or more memory devices storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
provide, to the computing device, an indication of a prescribed authentication parameter configured to be displayed to the
user via the computing device, the prescribed authentication parameter including an indication of a gesture to be performed
by the user, the gesture comprising a manipulation of at least one of a hand of the user or a finger of the user;

receive image data including an image of the user of the captured using an image sensor of the computing device;
verify an identity of the user based on facial recognition analysis of the received image data;
determine whether the received image data includes a feature corresponding to the prescribed authentication parameter; and
authenticate the user based at least in part on whether the received image data includes the feature corresponding to the
prescribed authentication parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,840,617

BLENDS OF POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESINS FOR COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED OPTICAL PROPERTIES

SOLUTIA INC., St. Louis,...

1. An interlayer comprising a first resin layer and a second resin layer; wherein said first layer comprises:
(a) a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin;
(b) a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin having a residual hydroxyl content that is at least 2 weight percent different than
the residual hydroxyl content of said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin, wherein each of said first and said second polyvinyl
acetal) resins is present in said resin layer in an amount of at least 10 weight percent, based on the total weight of said
first arid said second poly(vinyl acetal) resins; and

(c) a blending agent comprising one moiety that is more compatible with said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin than with said
second poly(vinyl acetal) resin and a second moiety that is more compatible with the second poly(vinyl acetal) resin than
with said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin, wherein said blending agent is present in said resin layer in an amount of at least
0.5 weight percent, based on the total weight of said resin layer;

wherein said second resin layer is adjacent to said first resin layer, wherein said second resin layer comprises another poly(vinyl
acetal) resin, wherein the glass transition temperature of said first resin layer is at least 5° C. lower than the glass transition
temperature of said second resin layer.

US Pat. No. 9,843,941

DELAYING EXECUTION OF A CORRECTIVE ACTION IN A WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

8. A system comprising:
at least one hardware device including a processor; the system configured to perform operations comprising:
determining that a performance level, detected during a first time period in a wireless environment, does not match a performance
criterion; subsequent to the first time period and during a second time period:

determining that a first set of network activities, detected during the second time period, does not match a modification
criterion;

refraining from executing a corrective action to improve the performance level in response to: determining that the first
set of network activities does not match the modification criterion;

subsequent to the second time period and during a third time period:
determining that a second set of network activities, detected during the third time period, matches the modification criterion;
and executing the corrective action to improve the performance level in response to: determining that the second set of network
activities matches the modification criterion; wherein:

the modification criterion identifies a maximum level of network activities at which the corrective action may be executed;
and

determining that the first set of network activities does not match the modification criterion comprises determining that
a level of the first set of network activities exceeds the maximum level at which the corrective action may be executed.

US Pat. No. 9,843,567

WIRELESS NETWORK SERVICE PROVISION METHOD AND SYSTEM

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

35. A non-transitory computer readable storage device comprising executable instructions that, in response to execution, cause
a system comprising a processor to perform operations, comprising:
in response to receiving a signal from an object via a signal interface, determining a location of the object and determining
that the object is entering a first area;

authenticating the object in response to the object being determined to be entering the first area, wherein the first area
is a physical space where a specific function or action occurs, the specific function or action being intended for a purpose
other than authentication of the object to a network service, wherein the object obtains automatic authorization to a network
service in the first area after the object successfully completes the specific function or action in the first area; and

in response to the object passing the authenticating in the first area being determined to have entered a second area, authorizing
the object to obtain a network service in the second area.

US Pat. No. 9,842,898

METHODS OF GROWING A SILICON CARBIDE EPITAXIAL LAYER ON A SUBSTRATE TO INCREASE AND CONTROL CARRIER LIFETIME

University of South Carol...

1. A substrate, comprising:
a substrate body defining a surface;
a first carbon deposit directly on the surface of the substrate body, wherein the first carbon deposit is formed in a temperature
increase atmosphere that consists essentially of a first carbon source gas and a carrier gas, at least a portion of the first
carbon deposit being diffused into the substrate body to fill one or more defects therein;

a silicon carbide epitaxial layer directly on the first carbon deposit; and
a second carbon deposit directly on the silicon carbide epitaxial layer, wherein the second carbon deposit is formed in a
temperature decrease atmosphere that consists essentially of a second carbon source gas and a carrier gas, at least a portion
of the second carbon deposit being diffused into the silicon carbide epitaxial layer to fill one or more defects therein.

US Pat. No. 9,842,744

METHODS FOR ETCH OF SIN FILMS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of etching a patterned substrate, the method comprising:
transferring the patterned substrate into a substrate processing region of a substrate processing chamber, wherein the patterned
substrate has exposed silicon nitride and exposed silicon;

flowing a fluorine-containing precursor into a remote plasma region fluidly coupled to the substrate processing region while
forming a remote plasma in the remote plasma region to produce plasma effluents;

flowing water vapor into the substrate processing region without first passing the water vapor through any remote plasma;
and

etching the exposed silicon nitride.

US Pat. No. 9,841,884

PROVIDING A SINGLE-ACTION MULTI-MODE INTERFACE

Visteon Global Technologi...

1. A touch screen device with a single-action multi-mode interface, comprising:
a first graphical user interface (GUI) element associated with a first mode and a second mode;
a circuit to communicate a signal to a controller an X displacement and a Y displacement associated with the first GUI element,
the X displacement and the Y displacement being provided to control at least two components of the vehicle;

wherein in response to the first GUI element being displaced, the first mode is controlled by the X displacement and the second
mode is controlled by the Y displacement,

a second GUI element associated with a third mode and a fourth mode, wherein in response to the first GUI element being displaced,
the third mode is controlled by the X displacement and the fourth mode is controlled by the Y displacement.

US Pat. No. 9,841,827

COMMAND OF A DEVICE BY GESTURE EMULATION OF TOUCH GESTURES

Movea, Grenoble (FR)

1. A user to machine interface comprising:
at least a remote control with at least one motion sensor,
a communication link between the remote control and the machine, and
at least one processor for processing the motion signals from said at least one motion sensor,
wherein said machine runs an operating system configured to receive touch input points when a user touches a screen connected
to the machine, said at least one processor being further configured for initiating a touch emulation mode based on a triggering
event, using the at least one motion sensor to perform a gesture recognition of at least a 3D gesture of a user in the air
with the remote control, generating at least one emulated touch point corresponding to a touch point on the screen, based
on said at least a 3D gesture of a user in the air, and sending the at least one emulated touch point to the operating system
of the machine to simulate the user touching the screen at the position of the at least one emulated touch point.

US Pat. No. 9,839,527

EXPANDABLE INTER-BODY FUSION DEVICES AND METHODS

SPECTRUM SPINE IP HOLDING...

1. An expandable inter-body fusion device for use in spinal surgery, comprising;
a first plate having an upper bone contact surface, a first end, and a second end; and
a second plate having a lower bone contact surface, a first end, and a second end, the second plate substantially underlying
the first plate and, together, the first and second plates defining an interior cavity having a cavity height and a cavity
volume therebetween, wherein one of the first plate and the second plate defines a plurality of substantially vertically disposed
slots substantially adjacent the second end, and the other of the first plate and the second plate comprises a corresponding
plurality of male protrusions substantially adjacent the second end and disposed therein the slots, creating a sliding pivot
point, and wherein the interior cavity is configured to receive an insert in a direction from the first end to the second
end, and wherein insertion of the insert into the interior cavity selectively and independently increases the cavity height
and an angle formed by the first and second plates.

US Pat. No. 9,839,602

PERSONAL CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CROSSLINKED SILICONE POLYMER NETWORKS AND THEIR METHOD OF PREPARATION

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A personal care composition comprising an oil and an ionically-modified cross-linked silicone network gel therein, and
a particulate additive the ionically-modified cross-linked silicone network gel being derived from the process which comprises
reacting:
(i) a silicone hydride bearing at least two Si—H residues,
(ii) at least one olefinic compound with two or more unsaturated radicals,
(iii) catalytically effective amount of precious metal catalyst, and
(iv) optionally, a solvent for swelling the ionically modified cross-linked silicone network;subject to the limitation that at least one of (i), (ii) or (iv) is selected from the ionically modified silicone of the general
formula (I):
M1aM2bM3cD1dD2eD3fT1gT2hT3iQj  (I)

wherein:
M1=R1R2R3SiO1/2
M2=R4R5R6SiO1/2
M3=R7R8R9SiO1/2
D1=R10R11SiO2/2
D2=R12R13SiO2/2
D3=R14R15SiO2/2
T1=R16SiO3/2
T2=R17SiO3/2
T3=R18SiO3/2
Q=SiO4/2
where R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R8, R9, R10, R11, R13, R15, R16 are aliphatic, aromatic or fluoro containing monovalent hydrocarbon radicals containing from 1 to about 60 carbon atoms,

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

where R7, R14 and R18 are independently selected from hydrogen, —OR20 or hydrosilylation effective unsaturated monovalent radicals wherein R20 is selected from hydrogen and monovalent hydrocarbon radical of from 1 to about 60 carbon atoms,

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

shearing the crosslinked ionic silicone network during and/or after the reacting step with at least solvent (iv) to form the
crosslinked ionic silicone network gel.

US Pat. No. 9,843,363

COVERED WIRE COUPLING TYPE INFORMATION COMMUNICATION NETWORK, ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD COUPLING COMMUNICATION METHOD AND ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELD COUPLER

KEIO UNIVERSITY, Tokyo (...

1. A covered wire coupling type information communication network, comprising:
a first covered wire provided with a cylindrical inner conductor coated with an insulator; and
a second covered wire provided with an inner conductor coated with an insulator, wherein
the first covered wire and the second covered wire are placed in close proximity in a first electromagnetic field coupling
unit so that data connection is achieved between the first covered wire and the second covered wire through electromagnetic
field coupling,

the second covered wire has an electromagnetic field coupling electrode where the inner conductor is not coated with the insulator
in the first electromagnetic field coupling unit, and

the electromagnetic field coupling electrode encompasses the inner conductor of the first covered wire by a visual angle of
90° or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,843,228

IMPEDANCE MATCHING IN WIRELESS POWER SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A module for use in a wireless power transfer system, the module comprising:
a first inductive element formed by at least one loop of electrically conductive material; and
additional circuitry connected to the first inductive element and comprising terminals for connection to a power supply or
electrical load,

wherein the first inductive element forms a high-Q resonator with at least a portion of the additional circuitry, the resonator
having an intrinsic Q value greater than 100 for at least one resonant frequency between 10 kHz and 100 MHz; and

wherein the additional circuitry comprises:
a first capacitor connected in series with the first inductive element to form a first circuit pathway;
a second capacitor connected in parallel to the first circuit pathway and forming a second circuit pathway; and
a second inductive element connected in series with the first and second circuit pathways.

US Pat. No. 9,842,793

TEST SOCKET ASSEMBLY AND RELATED METHODS

Xcerra Corporation, Norw...

1. A socket assembly comprising:
a housing having one or more spring probes therein;
a leadframe assembly including one or more cantilever members, the leadframe assembly having impedance controlled microwave
structures and a flexible ground plane, the leadframe assembly disposed within the housing; and

an elastomeric spacer adjacent the leadframe assembly and supporting the cantilever members, the elastomeric spacer receiving
the spring probes therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,841,560

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PARTIAL INTEGRATION OF WAVELENGTH DIVISION MULTIPLEXING AND BI-DIRECTIONAL SOLUTIONS

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

1. A method for optical communication, the method comprising:
in an optical transceiver on a silicon photonics integrated circuit coupled to a planar lightwave circuit (PLC), said silicon
photonics integrated circuit comprising a first modulator and first light source that operates at a first wavelength coupled
to said silicon photonics integrated circuit and a second modulator and second light source that operates at a second wavelength
coupled to said silicon photonics integrated circuit:

modulating a first continuous wave (CW) optical signal from said first light source utilizing said first modulator driven
by a first electrical signal;

modulating a second CW optical signal from said second light source utilizing said second modulator driven by a second electrical
signal;

communicating first and second modulated signals from said first and second modulators to said PLC utilizing a first pair
of grating couplers in said silicon photonics integrated circuit;

combining said first and second modulated signals in said PLC;
receiving a third modulated optical signal via said PLC;
splitting said third modulated optical signal into fourth and fifth modulated optical signals in said PLC;
communicating said fourth and fifth modulated optical signals to a second pair of grating couplers in said silicon photonics
integrated circuit;

converting said fourth modulated optical signal to a third electrical signal utilizing a first photodetector configured to
detect at said first wavelength; and

converting said fifth modulated optical signal to a fourth electrical signal utilizing a second photodetector configured to
detect at said second wavelength.

US Pat. No. 9,841,205

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DETECTION WITH ACTIVE INFRARED SENSORS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:
outputting infrared (IR) light from an IR light source of an active infrared (AIR) sensor;
receiving reflected IR light with a light sensor;
mapping, by the processor, features of a room according to the received reflected IR light; and
determining, with a processor coupled to the light sensor, whether an exterior portal of a room is open according to the received
reflected IR light and the mapped features of the room.

US Pat. No. 9,840,552

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY AGAINST HUMAN MIDKINE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A monoclonal antibody comprising
a light chain variable region including complementarity-determining regions comprising amino acid sequences defined by SEQ
ID NOs: 21 to 23, and

a heavy chain variable region including complementarity-determining regions comprising amino acid sequences defined by SEQ
ID NOs: 24 to 26.

US Pat. No. 9,843,940

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DUAL-BAND BACKHAUL RADIO

Mimosa Networks, Inc., S...

1. A method for multiple input multiple output (MIMO) multi-frequency transmission of data by a MIMO radio comprising a first
set and a second set of antennas, the first set and the second set of antennas each comprise a vertically polarized antenna
and a horizontally polarized antenna, the method comprising:
transmitting or receiving data on the first set of antennas using a first frequency;
transmitting or receiving the data on the second set of antennas using a second frequency, wherein the first frequency is
a single channel in a 5 GHz band and the second frequency is another channel in the same 5 GHz band, wherein the channels
share the first set and the second set of antennas such that a single antenna on each polarization is utilized, for a total
of two antennas;

obtaining global positioning system (GPS) time references for each of the first set of antennas and the second set of antennas
using GPS receivers disposed in each of the first set of antennas and the second set of antennas; and

synchronizing the transmitting or receiving of the data by any of the first set of antennas and the second set of antennas
using the GPS time references.

US Pat. No. 9,843,229

WIRELESS SOUND CHARGING AND POWERING OF HEALTHCARE GADGETS AND SENSORS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for wireless transmission of power to an electronic medical device or a sensor, comprising:
generating, by a sound wave (SW) circuit embedded within a transmitter coupled to a power source, power SW signals;
generating communication signals from a communication circuit embedded within the transmitter;
controlling the generated power SW signals and the communication signals with a digital signal processor;
transmitting the power SW signals through at least two transducers and the communications signals through a communication
antenna, the at least two transducers electrically connected to the SW circuit and the communication antenna electrically
connected to one or more communication circuits within the transmitter,

wherein the power SW signals are transmitted to converge to form controlled constructive interference in 3-D space at a receiver
with an antenna connected to the electronic medical device or sensor, and

wherein the receiver is configured convert energy at the controlled constructive interference into a DC voltage for charging
or powering the medical device or sensor; and

receiving, by the communication antenna, the communication signals from the receiver, wherein the communications signals generated
from the receiver indicate a location of the receiver, and power requirements of the electronic medical device or sensor,
and

wherein the communications signals indicate an optimum time and location for converging the power SW signals to form the controlled
constructive interference at the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,841,614

FLEXIBLE CONDUCTOR FOR USE WITHIN A CONTACT LENS

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A device, comprising:
a lens enclosure including an anterior layer and a posterior layer that are sealed together;
an anterior conductive electrode formed on a concave side of the anterior layer of the lens enclosure and across a center
region of the lens enclosure;

a posterior conductive electrode formed on a convex side of the posterior layer of the lens enclosure and across the center
region; and

an accommodation actuator element disposed between the anterior and posterior conductive electrodes in the center region,
wherein the anterior and posterior conductive electrodes are transparent and electrically manipulate the accommodation actuator
element via a voltage applied across the anterior and posterior conductive electrodes, and

wherein the anterior and posterior conductive electrodes include metal nanowires.

US Pat. No. 9,841,050

CONNECTION DEVICE APPLICABLE TO FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SCREEN

First Dome Corporation, ...

1. A connection device for a flexible display screen defining a joint assembly, comprising:
multiple main joints; and
multiple subsidiary joints, the main and subsidiary joints being positioned in opposing and moving relationship with respect
to each other;

each main joint having a base section, a first arm and a second arm, the first and second arms being connected with two opposing
ends of the base section, the first arm configured to have a first chamber positioned therein, the second arm configured to
have a second chamber positioned therein and in facing relationship with the first chamber, and at least one resilient cantilever
protruding from the base section to be positioned between the first and second arms;

each subsidiary joint having a connection section and a first hand section extending from one end of the connection section
and a second hand section extending from an opposing end of the connection section, each first hand section being displaceably
disposed in a respective first chamber of a corresponding main joint and each second hand section being displaceably disposed
in a respective second chamber of an adjacent main joint, each first hand section being in contact with the resilient cantilever
of the corresponding main joint and each second hand section being in contact with the resilient cantilever of the adjacent
main joint;

wherein each of the first hand sections and the second hand sections is displaceable between a first position and a second
position and releasably held thereat by the contact of a respective resilient cantilever with a respective first hand section
and a respective second hand section;

wherein each subsidiary joint is rotationally movable about a rotational axis defined between adjacent ones of the multiple
subsidiary joints, the adjacent ones of the multiple subsidiary joints being rotationally moved between an open position of
the flexible display screen and a closed position of the flexible display screen, the first and second hand sections being
in the first position in correspondence with the open position of the flexible display screen and in the second position in
correspondence with the closed position of the flexible display screen, and the main joints being disposed in contiguous relationship
one to another in the open position of the flexible display screen and angularly displaced from one another about the rotational
axis in the closed position of the flexible display screen;

wherein each resilient cantilever has a head section, the head section and the first and second arms of a corresponding main
joint defining a respective first opening in communication with the first chamber and a respective second opening in communication
with the second chamber, the head section having an arched face and a first interference section and a second interference
section positioned on opposing ends of the arched face, the first interference section and the first arm defining a width
of the first opening, the second interference section and the second arm defining a width of the second opening;

wherein each subsidiary joint has a first wing section and a second wing section respectively protruding from the opposing
ends of the connection section to respectively correspond to positions of the first and second hand sections;

a first pivotal connection board, the first pivotal connection board having a first hook section and a wing section; and
a second pivotal connection board, the second pivotal connection board having a second hook section and a wing section;
wherein the first hook section extends into the first chamber of a corresponding main joint located at one end of the joint
assembly, and wherein the second hook section extends into the second chamber of a corresponding main joint located at an
opposing end of the joint assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,840,374

SELF-BIASING SCRAPER FOR A CONVEYOR BELT

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

16. A scraper for a conveyor belt, comprising:
a base including an opening for receiving a shaft and having a curved upper surface for contacting the conveyor belt in a
first location;

a tapering scraper tip extending from the base, the tip contacting the conveyor belt in a second location; and
an arm extending from the base substantially opposite the tapering scraper tip for mounting a counter weight to bias the tapering
scraper tip into contact with the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 9,844,106

LED LINEAR CONSTANT POWER DRIVER CIRCUIT

SUZHOU INTELLI CHIPLINK E...

1. A LED linear constant power driver circuit, the driver circuit comprising an AC power supply, a rectifier bridge (201), a LED light string (202), a master chip (203), a voltage adjustment resistance (204), a regulated capacitor (205), a compensation capacitor (206) and a current adjustment resistance (207);
wherein an input end of the rectifier bridge (201) is connected with the AC power supply, an output end (1) of the rectifier bridge (201) is connected with the positive end of the LED light string (202); the negative end of the LED light string (202) is connected with an OUT1 port of the master chip (203), the positive end of the voltage adjustment resistance (204); the negative end of the voltage adjustment resistance (204) is connected with an OUT2 port of the master chip (203); the positive end of the regulated capacitor (205) is connected with a VDD port of the master chip (203), the negative end of the regulated capacitor (205) is connected with an output end (2) of the rectifier bridge (201); the positive end of the compensation capacitor (206) is connected with a COMP port of the master chip (203), the negative end of the compensation capacitor (206) is connected with the output end (2) of the rectifier bridge (201);the positive end of the current adjustment resistance (207) is connected with a CS port of the master chip (203), the negative end of the current adjustment resistance (207) is connected with the output end (2) of the rectifier bridge (201); and the GND port of the master chip (203) is connected with the output end (2) of the rectifier bridge (201).

US Pat. No. 9,843,573

DETERMINING WEBSITE SECURE CERTIFICATE STATUS VIA PARTNER BROWSER PLUGIN

Go Daddy Operating Compan...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a computing device communicatively coupled to a network, a plugin configured to, when installed on a browser
running on a computing device, determine a secure certificate status for a website browsed in said browser, said plugin further
comprising a unique identifier identifying said computing device;

installing, by said computing device, said plugin on said browser;
browsing, by said browser on said computing device, said website;
determining, by said plugin on said browser on said computing device, said secure certificate status of said website; and
transmitting to a certificate authority, by said computing device:
a uniform resource locator for said website;
said secure certificate status; and
said unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,843,213

SOCIAL POWER SHARING FOR MOBILE DEVICES BASED ON POCKET-FORMING

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for wirelessly sharing power between mobile electronic devices in public or other spaces, comprising:
executing a power sharing application that is stored in a memory of a mobile electronic device associated with a first user;
networking the mobile electronic device using the power sharing application with a power sharing network that includes a plurality
of additional mobile electronic devices, wherein each respective additional mobile electronic device of the plurality of additional
mobile electronic devices is associated with a respective user distinct from the first user;

determining, by the mobile electronic device, that a charge level of the mobile electronic device satisfies a threshold charge
level defined in the power sharing application;

upon determining that the charge level of the mobile electronic device satisfies the threshold charge level, determining,
by the mobile electronic device, whether the power sharing network includes a sufficient number of additional mobile electronic
devices to start wirelessly transmitting RF power waves to a target electronic device that is connected to the power sharing
network; and

upon determining that the power sharing network includes the sufficient number of additional mobile electronic devices to
start wirelessly transmitting RF power waves to the target electronic device, transmitting, via a transmitter of the mobile
electronic device, RF power waves that constructively interfere proximate to the target electronic device with additional
RF power waves transmitted by at least a set of the plurality of additional mobile electronic devices.

US Pat. No. 9,842,958

ULTRANANOCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND CONTACTS FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

UChicago Argonne, LLC, C...

1. A device, comprising:
a diamond substrate including electronic circuitry disposed within the diamond substrate;
at least one electrical contact disposed on the diamond substrate, the at least one electrical contact including a p-doped
or an n-doped ultrananocrystalline diamond, the electrical contacts in electrical communication with the electronic circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,842,880

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY AND LIGHT-EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTOR ...

1. A light-emitting diode display comprising:
a carrier having a plurality of transistors; and
a plurality of individual, radiation-active islands,
wherein
each of the islands comprises an inorganic semiconductor layer sequence having at least one active zone,
a mean diameter of the islands, seen in a top view of the carrier, is between 50 nm and 20 ?m inclusive,
a mean height of the inorganic semiconductor layer sequence of the islands is at least 1.5 ?m,
the islands have a quotient of the mean height and the mean diameter being greater than 1 and smaller than 25,
the islands are electrically interconnected with the transistors,
the islands having the at least one active zone, an n-conductive layer and a p-conductive layer have a core-shell structure,
the p-conductive layer and the at least one active zone of the inorganic semiconductor layer sequence represent a shell for
the n-conductive layer forming a core,

the carrier is a growth substrate on which the islands are grown,
the transistors are created in the growth substrate on a side of the growth substrate facing away from the islands, and
the transistors and the respective associated islands overlap, seen in a top view of the growth substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,842,704

LOW ESR ANODE LEAD TAPE FOR A SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITOR

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 an anode lead tape 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 anode lead tape has a width and a height, wherein the ratio of the width of the anode
lead tape to the height of the anode lead tape is from about 1.5 to about 10; and a carrier lead wire positioned external
to the sintered, porous anode body, wherein the carrier lead wire comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein
the first portion has a width that is greater than a diameter of the second portion, wherein the first portion has a substantially
planar surface, wherein the substantially planar surface of the first portion of the carrier lead wire is connected to the
external portion of the anode lead tape, and wherein the width of the first portion of the carrier lead wire is smaller than
the width of the anode lead tape.

US Pat. No. 9,842,547

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND TELEVISION RECEIVER

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a liquid crystal panel which displays an image;
a plurality of light sources which are juxtaposed in a predetermined direction, and irradiate the liquid crystal panel with
light;

a black insertion unit which inserts black signals during at least a part of respective frame periods in a plurality of image
frames;

a display control unit which respectively displays signals corresponding to respective regions, among each image frame into
which the black signals are inserted by the black insertion unit, in the respective regions of the liquid crystal panel irradiated
with light from the respective light sources, in an order along an arrangement direction of the respective regions corresponding
to a juxtaposition direction of the light sources; and

a light source control unit which irradiates the respective regions with light from the light sources corresponding to the
respective regions, during a period from a time point when a predetermined time has elapsed since the display control unit
started displaying the signals in the respective regions of the liquid crystal panel to a time point when the display control
unit starts displaying the black signals in the respective regions, within a period in which the display control unit respectively
displays the signals in the respective regions of the liquid crystal panel,

wherein the light source control unit controls the respective light sources so as to reduce luminance of light from the light
sources corresponding to the respective regions by reducing values of current applied to the respective light sources, in
an order in which the light sources corresponding to the respective regions of the liquid crystal panel irradiate with light,
such that the light source control unit applies a highest value of current to a first light source of the respective light
sources and applies a lowest value of current to a last light source of the respective light sources, wherein the light source
control unit sequentially reduces the value of current applied to the respective light sources from the first light source
to the last light source, and the value of current applied to the last light source is greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 9,841,946

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MODULO OPERATION

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for searching information of a communication signal received at a communication device from a wireless communication
network for a predetermined message, in which the searching includes computation, based on the information of the communication
signal, of a remainder of dividing a dividend by a divisor, and in which the divisor is equal to any of bk±1, b and k are integers and b is not a power of another number, the method comprising:
controlling, by a processing device, the searching,
in which the searching includes, for each bit position of a binary representation of the dividend:
subtracting, from a weight of the bit position, an integral multiple of the divisor nearest to the weight of the bit position,
to obtain a difference, and

multiplying the difference by a value of the bit position to obtain a product;
controlling, by the processing device, summing the products respectively for the bit positions to obtain a first sum, in which
the remainder is the first sum unless the first sum is (i) negative or (ii) positive and greater than the divisor; and

in which the searching includes
when the first sum is negative, adding the divisor recursively to the first sum to obtain a second sum until the second sum
is positive, in which the remainder is the second sum when the second sum is positive, and

when the first sum is positive and greater than the divisor, recursively subtracting the divisor from the first sum to obtain
a third sum until the third sum is less than the divisor, in which the remainder is the third sum when the third sum is less
than the divisor.

US Pat. No. 9,841,924

SYNCHRONIZATION STORAGE SOLUTION

SoftNAS Operating Inc., ...

1. A method of establishing a synchronization relationship between data storage nodes in a system, the method comprising:
obtaining access to at least one source node, the source node configurable to store at least one source storage pool and at
least one source volume;

obtaining access to at least one target node, the target node configurable to store at least one target storage pool and at
least one target volume;

creating a first authentication information element associated with the source node and a second authentication information
element associated with the target node;

authorizing secure two-way communication between the source node and the target node based on exchanging at least one of the
first or second authentication information element;

establishing a secure replication relationship, via the secure two-way communication over a communication network, between
the source node and the target node, wherein the at least one target node and the at least one source node are in different
locations in a cloud; and

automatically discovering one or more storage pools and volumes to be replicated by:
automatically discovering the storage pools on the source node and the target node;
automatically creating a command pools list based on the storage pools having the same name;
automatically discovering the volumes in each such storage pool;
automatically adding the discovered volumes of each storage pool to the command pools list; and
automatically configuring tasks necessary for each volume to be replicated, wherein the tasks comprise launching an initial
replication cycle for the command pools list.

US Pat. No. 9,841,734

TIMEPIECE DISPLAY MECHANISM WITH A FAST CORRECTOR

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A display mechanism for a timepiece, comprising:
a mechanism for fast correction of a position of a display wheel set, wherein the display mechanism comprises at least one
intermediate wheel set configured to be cinematically bound with automatic drive means, and, inserted between the intermediate
wheel set and the display wheel set, a safety lever configured to be driven by the display wheel set during periodic driving
of the display wheel set, in a trajectory that interferes with a spatial volume of the intermediate wheel set, such that:

when the intermediate wheel set is correctly synchronized with the automatic drive means, the trajectory of the lever does
not interfere with the intermediate wheel set;

when the intermediate wheel set is not correctly synchronized with the automatic drive means, in a fast correction, the trajectory
thereof interferes with the intermediate wheel set, which the safety lever then drives in an opposite direction to a single
direction of normal operation, to resynchronize the intermediate wheel set.

US Pat. No. 9,839,969

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRE FEED SPEED CONTROL

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding power supply comprising:
a control panel comprising:
a first input element configured to receive an input relating to a material thickness;
a second input element configured to receive a first input to place the welding power supply in a first mode of operation,
wherein the first input relates to a wire diameter; and

control circuitry configured to place the welding power supply in the first mode of operation when the first input is received
from the second input element, to determine a coarse wire feed speed when the welding power supply is in the first mode of
operation, to receive an input to fine tune the coarse wire feed speed, and to fine tune the coarse wire feed speed based
on the received input to fine tune the coarse wire feed speed.

US Pat. No. 9,843,189

GRID TIED SYSTEM CONTROLLER INCLUDING LOGIC COUPLED TO A PHOTOVOLTAIC STATION AND AN ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM

The University of North C...

1. A battery energy storage system control system, comprising:
logic coupled to a photovoltaic station and an energy storage system and executing a photovoltaic station capacity firming
algorithm operable for making a combined output of the photovoltaic station and the energy storage system substantially constant
such that power swings on an associated feeder system are avoided;

logic coupled to the photovoltaic station and the energy storage system and executing a voltage support algorithm operable
for holding point of common coupling voltage and phase values substantially equal to substation voltage and phase values via
power injection or removal; and

logic coupled to the photovoltaic station and the energy storage system and executing an energy time shift algorithm operable
for storing energy during periods of relatively low demand and providing energy during periods of relatively high demand,
wherein the energy time shift algorithm calculates a probable time of peak load on a given feeder based on historical data
and begins energy storage system discharge at a corresponding predetermined time before the calculated probable time of peak
load to ensure peak load shaving, wherein the energy time shift algorithm calculates a time to commence energy storage system
discharge such that a load curve maximum of a previous predetermined time period corresponds with a middle time of a discharge
time interval utilized.

US Pat. No. 9,841,519

SEISMIC SENSOR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS INCLUDING NOISE FILTERING

ION GEOPHYSICAL CORPORATI...

1. A system for sensing acoustic waves in a medium, comprising:
a first elongated member;
a first motion sensor sensitive to vibrations of the first elongated member;
a second motion sensor spaced apart from the first motion sensor and also sensitive to vibrations of the first elongated member;
a first vibration source operably coupled to the first elongated member and configured to vibrate the first elongated member;
and

a processing device operably coupled to the first motion sensor and the second motion sensor, the processing device configured
to:

calculate a transfer function at least partially based on information received from the first motion sensor and the second
motion sensor while the vibration source vibrates the first elongated member,

receive unfiltered acoustic wave signals from the motion sensors, wherein the unfiltered acoustic wave signals include non-acoustic
noise;

calculate a filtered acoustic wave signal based at least in part on the calculated transfer function, wherein the unfiltered
acoustic wave signals are processed to reduce the non-acoustic noise and modified to produce the filtered acoustic wave signal,
which represents the acoustic waves.

US Pat. No. 9,841,251

GUN DEVICE WITH BOLT CATCH

KRISS INDUSTRIES ASIA LTD...

1. A gun device with bolt catch, having a receiver comprising a bolt chamber and a magazine well, with an angle defined by
and between a direction of extension of the bolt chamber and a direction of extension of the magazine well, comprising:
a magazine disposed in the magazine well and comprising:
a follower and a bolt lock trigger, wherein the bolt lock trigger comprises:
a baffle disposed in a fixing chamber, extended from an opening of the fixing chamber, and flanked by a pressing body and
a guiding body; and

a resilient body connected to the pressing body, wherein the baffle undergoes a second linear displacement motion in a direction
of extension of the resilient body and confined to the opening;

a hollow part extending from the magazine;
a rail disposed in the magazine and having an end extended to the hollow part, wherein the follower lies on the rail while
undergoing a linear displacement motion; and

a fixing chamber disposed in the magazine and adapted to contain the bolt lock trigger;
a bolt disposed in the bolt chamber; and
a bolt catch comprising an engaging body, with the bolt catch disposed through a lateral surface thereof on the receiver,
allowing the bolt catch to be located at an initial position and an engaging position;

wherein, when the follower is located at a first position, not only is the follower positioned beside the bolt lock trigger
such that the bolt lock trigger extends from the magazine by a height to thereby move the bolt catch, but the engaging body
is also positioned beside the bolt to thereby position the bolt catch at the engaging position and fix the bolt in place at
an open position; and

wherein the bolt lock trigger extends from the magazine by the height such that the resilient body is compressed by the pressing
body and thereby enters a pressed state.

US Pat. No. 9,844,120

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 Internet and 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 lighting system controller;
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 line card;
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. 9,843,289

MEMORYLESS COMMON-MODE INSENSITIVE AND LOW PULLING VCO

ETHERTRONICS, INC., San ...

1. A voltage controlled oscillator (VCO) comprising:
an active device, wherein the active device further includes an n-type transistor having a drain, gate and bulk; a p-type
transistor having a drain, gate and bulk; wherein the n-type transistor and the p-type transistor share a common source; a
first capacitor coupled between the gate of n-type transistor and the gate of p-type transistor; a second capacitor coupled
between the drain of the n-type transistor and the drain of p-type transistor; and a third capacitor coupled between the bulk
of n-type transistor and the bulk of p-type transistor;

a tuning block coupled to the common source to form a common gate amplifier; and
at least one tuning element coupled to the active device for changing the overall capacitance of the VCO; wherein the VCO
has a high breakdown voltage, is memory less and traps even harmonic signals.

US Pat. No. 9,843,274

THREE-LEVEL PHOTOVOLTAIC INVERTER PULSE WIDTH MODULATION METHOD AND MODULATOR

SUNGROW POWER SUPPLY CO.,...

1. A pulse width modulation method for a three-level photovoltaic inverter, comprising:
switching a pulse width modulation mode of the three-level photovoltaic inverter to a 13-vector space vector pulse width modulation
SVPWM mode in a case of detecting that potential safety hazards exist in the three-level photovoltaic inverter,

wherein the 13-vector SVPWM mode is a SVPWM mode in which 12 short ones of 27 on-off state vectors of the three-level photovoltaic
inverter are discarded and only 6 long vectors, 6 middle vectors and 3 zero vectors are reserved.

US Pat. No. 9,843,141

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, used for mating a mating connector, comprising
an insulating body, having a base and a tongue extending from the base;
a plurality of terminals, fixedly disposed in the base portion in an upper row and a lower row; and
a middle shielding sheet, embedded in the tongue and located between the upper row and the lower row of terminals, having
a notch, concavely formed on a front end of the middle shielding sheet, and overlapping a central line of the middle shielding
sheet along a longitudinal direction;

at least one first projection portion, extending from the notch; and
at least one second projection portion, extending from the notch, wherein the first projection portion locates in front of
the second projection portion, and the first projection portion is farther away from the central line than the second projection
portion is.

US Pat. No. 9,842,560

SOURCE DRIVER AND DISPLAY DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A source driver comprising:
a gamma voltage generation unit comprising gamma buffers configured to generate gamma voltages by buffering reference voltages
received, wherein a part of the gamma buffers enter a power down mode in response to first power down signals being enabled,
and the other the gamma buffers generate at least one of the gamma voltages in response to the first power down signals being
disabled;

an output buffer unit configured to provide a data voltage to a output terminal, and enter the power down mode in response
to a second power down signal being enabled; and

a selection unit configured to select and provide one of the gamma voltages provided from the gamma voltage generation unit
to the output terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,842,248

PATTERN DETECTION AND LOCATION IN A PROCESSED IMAGE

Second Sight Medical Prod...

1. A method of processing a video image in an electronic video processor comprising:
receiving an input image having an input field of view;
generating a processed image from the input image, having an output field of view smaller than the input field of view;
searching for a predetermined pattern within the input image;
providing an indication when the predetermined pattern is found in the input image; and
zooming the processed image to the input field of view and highlighting the predetermined pattern in the processed image in
response to the indication.

US Pat. No. 9,841,647

LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A liquid crystal panel, comprising an array substrate and a color film substrate disposed opposite to the array substrate,
wherein the liquid crystal panel further comprises a polarizer, the polarizer comprises a main body and a extension part,
a transparent conductive adhesive is disposed on the main body and the extension part, the main body is attached to a side
of the color film substrate away from the array substrate through the transparent conductive adhesive, the extension part
extends from a edge of the main body to the color film substrate, a ground point is disposed on the array substrate, the extension
part is attached to the ground point through the transparent conductive adhesive, so as to form a discharge loop between the
ground point and the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,841,291

GENERATING TURN-BY-TURN DIRECTION PREVIEWS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for generating turn-by-turn direction previews, the method comprising:
receiving, using one or more computing devices, a request for a turn-by-turn direction preview;
generating, using the one or more computing devices, a set of turn-by-turn directions based on a series of road segments between
a first geographic location and a second geographic location, each road segment of the series being defined by two waypoints
along a route between the first geographic location and the second geographic location and portions of roadway between the
two waypoints;

identifying, using the one or more computing devices, a set of images for each road segment of the series;
filtering each given set of images of the sets of images, using the one or more computing devices, to remove any images that
exceed a predetermined quantity of images designated for that given set of images; and

generating, using the one or more computing devices, the turn-by-turn direction preview based on at least in part on each
of the filtered sets of images.

US Pat. No. 9,843,985

MULTI-MEDIA MULTI-MODULATION AND MULTI-DATA RATE MESH NETWORK

ITRON GLOBAL SARL, Liber...

1. A method implemented at least in part by a node of a multi-channel network configured with computer-executable instructions,
the method comprising:
transmitting a request-to-send (RTS) message to a neighbor node, the RTS message designating channels for test;
receiving a clear-to-send (CTS) message from the neighbor node which indicates that the neighbor node is available to receive
transmissions;

sending test data packets to the neighbor node according to the designated channels;
receiving test data packets from the neighbor node according to the designated channels;
computing a figure of merit (FOM) for communication links between the node and the neighbor node, wherein the FOM is based
at least in part on the received test data packets, a received signal indicator (RSI), and a modulation used;

employing a routing protocol to select a communication link from the communication links for routing a data packet to the
neighbor node based in part on the FOM associated with the selected communication link and an identified communications technology;
and

transmitting the data packet to the neighbor node using the identified communication technology and an available data rate
of the selected communication link.

US Pat. No. 9,843,920

MONITORING TRANSPORT SYSTEMS NETWORK TRAFFIC USING MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK USAGE RECORDS

Vodafone IP Licensing Lim...

1. In a mobile network comprising one or more handsets, one or more base stations, and one or more databases, a method of
detecting traffic in a transport network, the method comprising:
querying at least one of the databases for network usage records (NUR), the databases being configured to maintain continually
updated data regarding each handset that is within a coverage area of at least one of the base stations disposed in the transport;

identifying, from the plurality of NUR, a particular network usage record that corresponds to a moving handset,
wherein a handset is characterized as moving when a corresponding network usage record includes records from multiple cellular
base stations, and

wherein the handset is excluded from being characterized as moving when cell coverage overlaps between a starting cellular
base station and an ending cellular base station;

matching the particular network usage record of the moving handset with one or more transport routes, the matching including
calculating a plurality of different confidence levels each based on different criteria for the one or more transport routes,
at least one of the criteria comprising historical movement data for the handset, wherein the plurality of confidence levels
are summed together to provide a combined likelihood that the moving handset will follow a particular transport route;

identifying each cellular base station that was recorded in the particular network usage record and determining a location
of each identified cellular base station;

based at least partially on the one or more transport routes and the location of each identified cellular base station, identifying
a mode of travel for the moving handset, and

generating a visual display that provides an indication of how different transport routes and modes of transport are used.

US Pat. No. 9,843,860

ELECTRONIC SYSTEM DENOISING DEVICE, WEARABLE DISPLAY DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

7. A wearable display device, comprising:
a power source;
a digital audio and video unit;
an analog audio unit; and
an isolating transformer;
wherein the power source is coupled to the digital audio and video unit, and the power source is coupled to the analog audio
unit via the isolating transformer, the power source supplies power to the digital audio and video unit and the analog audio
unit;

wherein the digital audio and video unit comprises an audio output end and a first grounded end, the audio output end outputting
audio signals to the analog audio unit, and the first grounded end coupled to a first ground wire; and

wherein the analog audio unit comprises a second grounded end coupled to a second ground wire.

US Pat. No. 9,842,992

TRANSISTOR USING PIEZORESISTOR AS CHANNEL, AND ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT

JAPAN SCIENCE AND TECHNOL...

1. A transistor comprising:
a piezoresistor through which carriers conduct;
a source that injects the carriers into the piezoresistor;
a drain that receives the carriers from the piezoresistor;
a piezoelectric material that is located so as to surround the piezoresistor and applies a pressure to the piezoresistor;
and

a gate that applies a voltage to the piezoelectric material so that the piezoelectric material applies a pressure to the piezoresistor,
wherein the piezoelectric material is located outside the piezoresistor in a plurality of directions, and the plurality of
directions intersects with a direction from the source to the drain.

US Pat. No. 9,840,335

FOOLPROOFING SYSTEM FOR PIPES BY MEANS OF AN OBSTACLE INSIDE A CONNECTOR IN AN AIRCRAFT DUCT

Airbus SAS, Blagnac (FR)...

1. An aircraft portion, comprising:
a structure, and
a duct configured to circulate a fluid and comprising a plurality of pipes and a plurality of connectors fixed to the structure
and connecting the pipes two-by-two,

the plurality of pipes includes pipes of different lengths, each pipe having a first end situated on a first side of the duct
and a second end, and

a first abutment situated on a second side of the duct,
each connector including a connector internal passage that fluidically connects two pipe internal passages respectively belonging
to the two pipes that the connector connects to each other;

each connector including two cavities surrounding the connector internal passage and in which are respectively inserted respective
ends of two consecutive pipes, namely a first cavity situated on the second side of the duct and a second cavity situated
on the first side of the duct;

the first and second cavities of each connector having respective axes;
the first and second cavities of each connector being delimited internally by respective radially internal walls of annular
shape respectively centered on the respective axes of the first and second cavities;

the first and second cavities of each connector being delimited externally by respective radially external walls also of annular
shape and respectively centered on the respective axes of the first and second cavities;

each connector including an internal support delimiting the first and second cavities of the connector and connecting the
respective radially internal walls of the first and second cavities to the respective radially external walls of the first
and second cavities,

each pipe being movable in axial translation relative to the two connectors that the pipe connects to each other;
each connector including a second abutment that limits the travel in translation of the pipe received in the first cavity
of the connector towards the first side of the duct by cooperating with the first end of the pipe and a third abutment that
limits the travel in translation of the pipe received in the second cavity of the connector towards the second side of the
duct by cooperating with the first abutment of the pipe;

wherein the plurality of connectors comprises at least a first connector and a second connector such that:
the respective internal supports of the first and second connectors have the same conformation;
the first cavity of the first connector and the second cavity of the second connector respectively receive the first and second
ends of a first pipe of the plurality of pipes;

the first end and the first abutment of the first pipe are separated from each other by a first distance;
the internal support of the first connector and the third abutment that is part of the second connector are separated from
each other by a second distance measured parallel to the respective axes of the first cavity of the first connector and the
second cavity of the second connector;

the first connector and the second connector are positioned so that the plurality of pipes comprises a second pipe the first
end and the first abutment of which are separated from each other by a third distance strictly greater than the first distance
and strictly less than the second distance;

wherein the first connector includes a first obstacle arranged in the first cavity of this first connector, the first obstacle
forming the second abutment of the first connector and being separated from the third abutment of the second connector by
a fourth distance less than or equal to the third distance and measured parallel to the respective axes of the first cavity
of the first connector and the second cavity of the second connector, and

wherein the second abutment of said second connector is formed by the internal support of the second connector or by a second
obstacle arranged so that the relative position of the second obstacle and the internal support of the second connector is
different from the relative position of the first obstacle and the internal support of the first connector.

US Pat. No. 9,840,029

DEVICE FOR STORING AND MIXING BONE CEMENT

HERAEUS MEDICAL GMBH, We...

1. A device for storing, mixing, and applying polymethylmethacrylate bone cement, comprising:
a first container for a first pasty component of the bone cement;
a dispensing plunger arranged in the first container such that the dispensing plunger is shiftable for pressing a content
of the first container out of a dispensing opening;

a mixing facility for mixing the content of the first container, wherein the mixing facility is arranged in the first container
and the mixing facility is movable in the first container from outside for mixing; and

at least one second container, for at least one second component of the bone cement, arranged in said first container, wherein
the second container is openable, such that contents of the first container and second container are mixable with each other
in the first container, wherein at least a boundary surface of the first container is formed by a mobile volume compensation
element, wherein the contents of the first container and second container are mixable by pushing a rod or a tube, that is
connected to the mixing facility, into the first container and withdrawing the rod or the tube from the first container.

US Pat. No. 9,839,896

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF GRAPHENE PLATELETS IN ARC PLASMA

The George Washington Uni...

1. A graphene producing arc discharge device comprising:
a chamber;
a graphite cathode comprising a graphite cathode electrode inside the chamber and forming a graphite cathode ring with a central
opening, the graphite cathode ring lying in a cathode ring plane and having a first side and a second side opposite the first
side;

an ablative carbon anode comprising a carbon anode electrode inside the chamber and forming a carbon anode rod with a longitudinal
axis, the longitudinal axis substantially orthogonal to the cathode ring plane and the carbon anode rod aligned with the central
opening of the graphite cathode at the first side of said graphite cathode;

a substrate inside the chamber and aligned with said graphite cathode and said ablative carbon anode at the second side of
said graphite cathode, wherein said substrate is a cylindrical tube that extends along a longitudinal axis, the longitudinal
axis being substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the carbon anode electrode, and the cylindrical tube being
rotatable,

wherein said graphite cathode electrode and said carbon anode electrode are configured to create an arc discharge producing
a carbon vapor flux stream from said carbon anode rod that extends through the central opening of the graphite cathode ring
and directly deposits graphene material from the carbon vapor flux stream of said carbon anode rod onto an outer surface of
the cylindrical tube as the cylindrical tube rotates; and

a collection device inside the chamber comprising a brush and configured to remove the graphene material that has been deposited
onto the outer surface of the cylindrical tube.

US Pat. No. 9,839,522

FEMORAL IMPLANT FOR PRESERVING CRUCIATE LIGAMENTS

Mako Surgical Corp., For...

1. A femoral prosthetic component comprising:
a pair of condyles, including a lateral condyle and a medial condyle, having an intercondylar notch interposed substantially
therebetween, the intercondylar notch including an edge characterized by a concave radial arc extending from the lateral condyle
to the medial condyle, wherein a shape of the intercondylar notch is asymmetric about a centerline of the femoral prosthetic
component and a centerline of the intercondylar notch is offset in a lateral direction by about 3 mm to 6 mm from the centerline
of the prosthetic component, the centerline of the femoral prosthetic component bisecting the pair of condyles of the component
in a vertical direction; and

an anterior flange disposed along a lateral face of the femoral prosthetic component, the anterior flange comprising a substantially
arcuate shape and a radius between about 55 mm and about 65 mm,

wherein an apex of the radial arc is offset in the lateral direction from the centerline of the intercondylar notch.

US Pat. No. 9,844,170

COMPONENT MOUNTING MACHINE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A component mounting machine comprising:
a mounting head that holds a plurality of suction nozzles;
a plurality of conveyors disposed in parallel to transport a plurality of circuit boards in parallel;
a head driving device that moves the mounting head across the plurality of conveyors and mounts a component sucked by a suction
nozzle of the plurality of suction nozzles on to the circuit boards transported by each conveyor; and

a control device that controls the plurality of conveyors and the head driving device,
wherein the head driving device has a nozzle lifting mechanism which individually lifts up and down the plurality of suction
nozzles during component suction and component mounting, and an XY moving mechanism which moves the mounting head in an XY
direction,

wherein the head driving device has a head lifting mechanism which lifts up and down the mounting head,
wherein when the control device causes the XY moving mechanism to move the mounting head in an initial height position across
the plurality of conveyors after a component suction operation and the control devices determines that a height position of
a lower end of the component sucked by one of said suction nozzles in the initial height position interferes with a mounted
component on a circuit board on any of the plurality of conveyors, the control device causes the head lifting mechanism to
lift up the mounting head to a height position where the height position of the lower end of the component sucked by the suction
nozzle does not interfere with the mounted component,

wherein thereafter, the control device causes the XY moving mechanism to move the mounting head upward of a target conveyor,
and causes the head lifting mechanism to lower down the mounting head to the initial height position, and

wherein thereafter, the control device causes the nozzle lifting mechanism to lower down the suction nozzle and to mount the
component on the circuit board on the conveyor.

US Pat. No. 9,843,207

CHARGING APPARATUS AND CHARGING METHOD THEREOF

Tatung Company, Taipei (...

1. A charging apparatus comprising:
a detection unit detecting a voltage and a current of a battery;
a charging unit coupled to the battery; and
a control unit coupled to the detection unit and the charging unit, the control unit calculating a state of charge of the
battery according to a detection result of the detection unit, calculating an amount of a charging current according to an
initial capacity of the battery and a selected charging mode selected from a plurality of charging modes of the battery by
a user, and controlling the charging unit to provide the calculated amount of the charging current to the battery, wherein
each of the charging modes comprises a plurality of charging stages, and each of the charging stages corresponds to different
amounts of the charging current.

US Pat. No. 9,843,121

COMMUNICATION CONNECTOR HAVING CONTACT PADS CONTACTED BY MOVABLE CONTACT MEMBERS

LEVITON MANUFACTURING CO....

1. A communication outlet for use with a communication plug comprising a plurality of plug contacts, the outlet comprising:
a plurality of contact pads;
a plurality of contact members each having an electrically conductive portion attached to an electrically non-conductive portion,
the electrically non-conductive portion of each of the plurality of contact members comprising an engagement surface, the
electrically conductive portion of each of the plurality of contact members forming an electrical connection with a different
corresponding one of the plurality of contact pads, each of the plurality of contact members being movable with respect to
the different corresponding contact pad, the plurality of contact members being movable with respect to the plurality of plug
contacts; and

a biasing member attached to the electrically non-conductive portion of each of the plurality of contact members, the biasing
member being configured to bias the electrically conductive portion of each of the plurality of contact members toward a different
corresponding one of the plurality of plug contacts when the plug is inserted into the outlet, the engagement surface of each
of the plurality of contact members contacting the different corresponding plug contact when the plug is first inserted into
the outlet and sliding along the different corresponding plug contact to position the electrically conductive portion of the
contact member in contact with the different corresponding plug contact as the plug is inserted into the outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,842,688

RESONATOR BALANCING IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A system for wireless power transfer, comprising:
a resonator comprising a coil with at least two windings, each of the at least two windings comprising a plurality of loops
formed by a conductive material and extending in a plane, wherein corresponding portions of each of the at least two windings
are oriented in parallel, wherein at least one of the windings has a length that differs from a length of another one of the
windings, and wherein the at least two windings are electrically connected in parallel; and

at least one inductor having an inductance value, wherein the at least one inductor is connected in series to at least one
of the windings,

wherein the inductance value is selected so that when the coil carries a current during operation of the system, the at least
one inductor maintains a distribution of current flows among the at least two windings such that for each of the at least
two windings, an actual current flow in the winding differs from a target current flow for the winding by 10% or less.

US Pat. No. 9,842,684

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS POWER SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED PERFORMANCE AND/OR EASE OF USE

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A device for testing a wireless power network, the network including at least one power source, at least one load, and
multiple resonators configured to couple wireless power from the at least one power source to the at least one load, the device
comprising:
a. a user interface for receiving input from a user and providing information to the user;
b. a measurement module for measuring, whether directly or indirectly, at least one operational characteristic of the wireless
power network and information about a geometric arrangement of the multiple resonators in the wireless power network, the
multiple resonators comprising at least three resonators;

c. a memory for storing design specifications about the wireless power network; and
d. an electronic processor configured to calculate information about a performance of the wireless power network based on
the measured operational characteristic, the information about the geometric arrangement of the multiple resonators, and the
stored design specifications, and further configured to provide the performance information to the user through the user interface
to assist the user in activating, positioning, or otherwise adjusting at least one of the multiple resonators to optimize
energy transfer efficiency in the wireless power network.

US Pat. No. 9,842,419

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DISPLAYING PICTURE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM THEREFORE

HISENSE MOBILE COMMUNICAT...

1. A method for displaying a picture to be presented by an electronic device with a display screen, the method comprising:
obtaining, by the electronic device, a picture sequence number, the picture sequence number corresponding to a picture;
substituting, by the electronic device, the picture sequence number into a preset set of equations to calculate location information
in a three-dimensional display effect of the picture corresponding to the picture sequence number, wherein the preset set
of equations is a set of equations created in a virtual three-dimensional coordinate system;

displaying, by the electronic device, the picture according to the location information in the three-dimensional display effect
of the picture;

obtaining a movement instruction comprising a movement direction, a movement speed and an attenuation period of time; and
moving the picture in a three-dimensional mathematical model indicated by the preset set of equations, according to the movement
instruction.