US Pat. No. 9,859,256

INK PRINTED WIRE BONDING

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A device, comprising:
a package substrate;
a plurality of contact pads on the package substrate;
a first die coupled to the package substrate including a plurality of pillars;
a first plurality of ink printed wires, each wire having a first surface opposite a second surface, the first plurality of
ink printed wires electrically coupled between the plurality of contact pads and the plurality of pillars of first die; and

a molding compound on the package substrate, the first die, and the first plurality of ink printed wires, the molding compound
being on both the first surface and the second surface of each wire of the first plurality of ink printed wires.

US Pat. No. 9,855,659

APPARATUS FOR THE AUTOMATED REMOVAL OF WORKPIECES ARRANGED IN A CONTAINER

1. An apparatus for automated removal of workpieces arranged in a container, comprising:
an object recognition device for detecting the workpieces and a gripper for gripping and removing the workpieces from the
container;

a control for evaluating data from the object recognition device, for path planning, and for controlling the gripper; and
a buffer station on which the gripper places the workpieces after the removal from the container, wherein the workpieces are
picked up from the buffer station by the gripper and are placed down in a target placement area,

wherein gripping of the workpieces in the container takes place with a plurality of different permitted gripping positions;
wherein the buffer station has at least two different workpiece placement areas for the placing down of the workpieces in
at least two different, defined placement positions; and

wherein selection of a workpiece placement area of the buffer station used for the placement takes place on the basis of the
gripping position with which the workpiece is or was removed from the container.

US Pat. No. 9,860,856

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING POWER HEADROOM INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:
generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) including a header and an extended power headroom report (PHR),
the header including a logical channel identifier (LCID) for identifying the extended PHR; and

transmitting the MAC PDU to a base station,
wherein the extended PHR includes one or more power headrooms (PHs) and a bitmap, the bitmap indicating whether at least one
PH for at least one secondary cell is reported.

US Pat. No. 9,860,971

SHIELD CAN STRUCTURE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing comprising a first plate, a second plate separated from the first plate, and a side member surrounding at least
a portion of a space between the first plate and the second plate;

a printed circuit board arranged inside the housing and comprises a first surface facing a first direction, a second surface
that faces a second direction that is opposite to the first direction, and at least one side surface that faces a direction
that is different from the first direction and the second direction;

a first electronic component mounted on the first surface;
a second electronic component mounted on the second surface;
a first shield frame formed on the first surface to surround at least a part of the first electronic component and has a first
opening in at least an area thereof;

a second shield frame formed on the second surface to surround at least a part of the second electronic component and has
a second opening in at least an area thereof; and

a first shield cover comprising a first cover part and a first side part,
wherein the first cover part is supported by the first shield frame and is formed to cover an upper portion of the first electronic
component, and

wherein the first side part extends from the first cover part to a portion of the second shield frame and is formed to cover
at least one side surface of the printed circuit board, the first opening, and at least a portion of the second opening.

US Pat. No. 9,860,980

CIRCUIT BOARD ELEMENT

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A circuit board element, comprising:
a glass substrate having an edge;
a first dielectric layer disposed on the glass substrate and having a central region and an edge region, wherein the edge
region is in contact with the edge of the glass substrate, and a thickness of the central region is greater than a thickness
of the edge region;

a first patterned metal layer disposed on the glass substrate and in the central region of the first dielectric layer; and
an insulating protective layer disposed on the first patterned metal layer and the central region of the first dielectric
layer, wherein the central region of the first dielectric layer has a first side surface, the insulating protective layer
has a second side surface, and the first side surface is connected to the second side surface, and an extending line of the
first side surface and the second side surface intersects the glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,860,848

BASEBAND POWER ESTIMATION AND FEEDBACK MECHANISM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

16. A method for a wireless user equipment (UE) device, the method comprising:
identifying a plurality of baseband power consumption modifiers of the wireless device occurring during a baseband power consumption
estimation window;

estimating baseband power consumption of the wireless device during the baseband power consumption estimation window based
on the plurality of baseband power consumption modifiers identified;

selecting one or more baseband operation characteristics based at least in part on the estimated baseband power consumption;
and

performing communication using the baseband according to the selected one or more baseband operation characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,860,975

THERMAL RELIEF PAD

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) having a thermal relief pad around at least one via, the thermal relief pad comprising:
at least four thermal cut-outs; and
at least four conductive bands formed between the at least four thermal cut-outs, wherein:
the adjacent conductive bands from amongst the at least four conductive bands are orthogonal to each other and have unequal
lengths, and

each pair of mutually opposite conductive bands have substantially equal lengths;
wherein a length of a pair of mutually opposite conductive bands in a direction perpendicular to a direction of a return current
to at least one reference plane is greater than a length of a pair of mutually opposite conductive bands in a direction parallel
to the direction of the return current to the at least one reference plane.

US Pat. No. 9,860,864

METHOD OF PERFORMING SYNCHRONIZATION IN DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL SUPPORTING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of performing, by a first terminal belonging to a first network, synchronization in a distributed wireless communication
system, the method comprising:
dividing a first interval that is a time resource of each of a plurality of networks belonging to the distributed wireless
communication system into a synchronization slot and a data slot;

determining whether a synchronization signal is received from a terminal belonging to a second network different from the
first network in the data slot of the first network; and

detecting whether the first terminal has met the second network that is out of synchronization with the first network if the
synchronization signal is determined to have been received.

US Pat. No. 9,860,362

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A COOKING APPLIANCE, AND COOKING APPLIANCE

E.G.O. ELEKTRO-GERAETEBAU...

1. A method for controlling a cooking appliance using a mobile terminal, wherein said mobile terminal is separate from said
cooking appliance, wherein said cooking appliance comprises at least one heating device, at least one user element for input
of user commands by a user, a controller, a communication device for wireless communication with said mobile terminal, wherein
said mobile terminal comprises a communication device, a controller, an input device for input of user commands by a user,
and wherein said method comprises:
switching on said cooking appliance or said mobile terminal;
setting up a communication link between said cooking appliance and said mobile terminal by means of a specified user process;
confirming a set-up of a communication link by means of a user process by said user on said cooking appliance;
storing a signal strength of said communication link between said communication device of said cooking appliance and said
communication device of said mobile terminal at a time of confirmation of said communication link on said cooking appliance;

monitoring a current signal strength of said communication link on said cooking appliance or of said signal strength of user
commands sent by said mobile terminal by radio while said communication link exists;

using said cooking appliance by means of said mobile terminal by virtue of input of user commands on said mobile terminal
by said user; and

blocking user commands from said mobile terminal and/or disconnecting said communication link between said cooking appliance
and said mobile terminal in an event of said signal strength of said communication link and/or of a received user command
from said mobile terminal to said cooking appliance dropping below a prescribed signal strength limit value.

US Pat. No. 9,860,853

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMIT POWER

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for controlling transmit power, comprising:
a global positioning system (GPS) receiving unit receiving GPS signals from one or more satellites and measuring signal strengths
of the GPS signals;

a processor calculating transmit power corresponding to a current position depending on the GPS signals according to a predefined
command;

a memory storing the command therein; and
a communication interface transmitting a data signal including data,
wherein the command includes commands for performing:
calculating free-space path loss (FSPL) between the current position and a base station depending on the GPS signals;
calculating an FSPL difference, which is a difference between FSPL at a previous position and FSPL at the current position;
calculating a GPS signal strength difference, which is a difference between an average of strengths of the respective GPS
signals corresponding to the previous position and an average of strengths of the respective GPS signals corresponding to
the current position; and

calculating the transmit power corresponding to the current position by adding transmit power corresponding to the previous
position, the FSPL difference, and the GPS signal strength difference to one another, and

wherein an environment is measured to generate the data, and
wherein the communication interface transmits the data signal including the data depending on the calculated transmit power.

US Pat. No. 9,858,337

MANAGEMENT, CATEGORIZATION, CONTEXTUALIZING AND SHARING OF METADATA-BASED CONTENT FOR MEDIA

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A computer system for identifying and associating metadata across related media with the same content, the system comprising:
one or more processors operative to execute instructions;
an operative connection to a plurality of databases comprising:
a segment database comprising a plurality of segments, each segment comprising a segment ID corresponding to a segment of
a media item;

a signature database, the signature database including signatures for identified media;
a media playlist database;
a metadata database; and
non-transitory memory operatively coupled to at least one of the including computer executable instructions; the one or more
processors programmed at least to, when the program memory instructions are executed by the processors,

a) sample a signature for a new media item;
b) compare the signature sample of the new media item against the signature database to identify at least one segment associated
with the signature in common with a matching media item;

c) retrieve a media playlist associated with the one or more previously identified segments for the matching media item from
the media playlist database, each media playlist associated with one or more segments and a start time, and an end time corresponding
to a each segment of a media item

d) assign one or more segment IDs to the common segments associated with the signature in the new media item at a time location
in a segment playlist for the new media item;

e) identify a segment within the sample of the new media item;
f) repeat steps b) through d) on the unidentified segment; and
g) repeat steps e) and f) until all matching media items and commonly identified segments are identified and assigned to the
new media item, and

h) save the segment playlist for the new media item as a new media playlist,
wherein metadata is associated with each of the one or more segments.

US Pat. No. 9,860,985

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING ISOLATION IN HIGH-DENSITY LAMINATED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:
a plurality of dielectric layers including first, second and third dielectric layers;
a first metal layer arranged on the first dielectric layer, the first metal layer including a first signal conductor arranged
on a surface of the first dielectric layer;

a second metal layer arranged between the first dielectric layer and the second dielectric layer;
a second signal conductor arranged between the second dielectric layer and the third dielectric layer;
a via extending through at least a portion of the plurality of dielectric layers and electrically connecting a first end of
the first signal conductor to a first end of the second signal conductor;

a first ground via having a C-shaped profile at least partially surrounding the first end of the first signal conductor; and
a second ground via having a C-shaped profile at least partially surrounding the first end of the second signal conductor,
wherein the second ground via extends from the second metal layer through the third dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,860,984

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

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

forming a metal pillar on a pad of the first patterned circuit layer;
performing a build-up process, to press a first build-up circuit structure on the first patterned circuit layer, wherein the
first build-up circuit structure at least comprises an inner dielectric layer, and the inner dielectric layer directly covers
the upper surface of the core layer and the first patterned circuit layer;

using a contact distance detector to detect an upper surface of the metal pillar relatively far away from the first patterned
circuit layer; and

using the upper surface of the metal pillar to serve as a depth reference surface, performing a hole drilling process on the
first build-up circuit structure, to remove a portion of the first build-up circuit structure and the whole metal pillar,
or remove a portion of the first build-up circuit structure and a portion of the metal pillar, so as to form a cavity extending
from a first surface of the first build-up circuit structure relatively far away from the inner circuit structure to a portion
of the inner dielectric, wherein the cavity exposes an inner surface of the inner dielectric layer, and the inner dielectric
layer has an opening connecting to the cavity, the pad is located in the opening, and a hole diameter of the opening is smaller
than a hole diameter of the cavity, and an inner surface of the inner dielectric layer exposed by the cavity and a top surface
of the pad are coplanar or have a height difference.

US Pat. No. 9,860,850

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONTROL OF FIRST DATA TRANSMISSION IN RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE OF FDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for transmit power control by a user equipment (UE), comprising:
receiving a random access response from an evolved Node B (eNB) sent in response to a random access channel preamble successfully
received by the eNB, the random access response comprising a transmit power control command; and

setting transmit power control for a first message transmitted on a physical uplink shared channel based, at least in part,
on the transmit power control command.

US Pat. No. 9,861,019

DETERMINISTIC EMI GRID LAYOUT FOR CONTROLLING OPTICAL DIFFRACTION

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An electromagnetic interference shield, comprising:
an optically transparent substrate; and
a metallic coating on the optically transparent substrate, the metal coating characterized by a plurality of apertures aligned
in a pattern, wherein the pattern has neither translational symmetry nor rotational symmetry and the granular metal density
in each square area on the metallic coating is substantially the same,

wherein the pattern is formed as an Archimedes spiral of the plurality of apertures.

US Pat. No. 9,861,014

AUTOMATIC CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CHILLERS FOR DATA CENTER

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. An automatic control system of chillers for a data center, comprising:
a plurality of servers;
a plurality of first temperature sensors, mounted at air inlets of the plurality of servers, respectively, and configured
to detect temperatures at the air inlets of the plurality of servers in a real-time manner, respectively;

a controller, configured to receive detected temperatures sent by the plurality of first temperature sensors, calculate an
average temperature in the data center based on the detected temperatures, and generate a control instruction according to
the average temperature in the data center; and

an air conditioner, configured to receive the control instruction sent by the controller, and adjust a working mode of the
air conditioner according to the control instruction,

wherein the controller is further configured to:
calculate a standard deviation based on the detected temperatures; and
correct the average temperature if the standard deviation is greater than a first predetermined threshold value;
wherein if the standard deviation is greater than the first predetermined threshold value, the controller is further configured
to:

find a first detected temperature deviated from the average temperature among the detected temperatures; and
recalculate the average temperature in the data center based on other detected temperatures.

US Pat. No. 9,860,859

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ALIGNING DISCOVERY CHANNEL INTERVALS AMONG CELLS IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for aligning discovery channel intervals of a serving cell and a neighbor cell, by a serving evolved node b (eNB)
managing the serving cell, in a cellular communication system, the method comprising:
selecting at least one user equipment (UE) being located in the serving cell and operates in a radio resource control (RRC)
connected mode;

transmitting, to the at least one UE, a request message requesting information related to a discovery channel of the neighbor
cell;

receiving, from the at least one UE, a temporally adjusted value obtained by shifting the discovery channel with respect to
a frame reference time of the neighbor cell, or a network time difference (NTD) between the serving cell and the neighbor
cell; and

aligning a discovery channel interval of the serving cell to a discovery channel interval of the neighbor cell based on the
at least one of the temporally adjusted value, or the NTD.

US Pat. No. 9,860,857

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND SENDING APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A transmit power control method comprising:
acquiring first information that is used to adjust transmit power for sending a first signal;
acquiring power of each of a plurality of working channels;
determining, from among the plurality of working channels, a to-be-adjusted working channel according to an adjustment step,
the first information, and the power of each of the plurality of working channels;

adjusting the to-be-adjusted working channel to thereby adjust so as to adjust the transmit power for sending the first signal;
acquiring phase shifts of the plurality of working channels before the adjusting, and phase shifts of the plurality of working
channels after the adjusting;

determining whether the phase shifts of the plurality of working channels after the adjusting are different from the phase
shifts of the plurality of working channels before the adjusting; and

upon determining that the phase shifts of the plurality of working channels after the adjusting are different from the phase
shifts of the plurality of working channels before the adjusting, adjusting the phase shifts of the plurality of working channels
after the adjusting, so that the phase shifts of the plurality of working channels after the adjusting are the same as the
phase shifts of the plurality of working channels before the adjusting.

US Pat. No. 9,860,851

MANAGING ACCESS TO TRANSMISSION MEDIUM IN A WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication, comprising:
a processing system configured to:
determine a first list wherein the first list includes wireless nodes detected by a first wireless node;
receive a second list from a second wireless node, wherein the second list includes wireless nodes detected by the second
wireless node;

detect a condition experienced by only one of the first and the second wireless nodes, wherein the condition is detected by
determining that either (1) the first list includes the second wireless node and the second list does not include the first
wireless node or (2) the second list includes the first wireless node and the first list does not include the second wireless
node;

in response to the detected condition, select an operational parameter from a plurality of operational parameters that includes
(1) virtual carrier sensing protocol and (2) transmission power, wherein the selection is based on wireless traffic at the
first and the second wireless nodes; and

modify the selected operational parameter of the first or the second wireless node such that both the first and second wireless
nodes experience the condition or neither the first nor the second wireless node experiences the condition, wherein the selected
operational parameter is modified by (1) requiring use of the virtual carrier sensing protocol at the first wireless node
or at the second wireless node if the virtual carrier sensing protocol is the selected operational parameter, or (2) requiring
an adjustment of the transmission power at the first wireless node or at the second wireless node if the transmission power
is the selected operational parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,857,823

PROGRAMMABLE TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED VOLTAGE GENERATOR

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a Digital-to-Analog Converter (DAC) that receives a reference voltage and a digital code, wherein the DAC generates a DAC
output voltage;

a temperature compensator that receives a temperature measurement (T) and the DAC digital code to generate a temperature compensation
signal, wherein the temperature compensation signal is represented by a third order polynomial equation; and

a signal combiner that combines the DAC output voltage and the temperature compensation signal to generate an output signal,
wherein the output signal is used to generate a temperature compensated programmable reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,860,959

LED TUBE LAMP COMPATIBLE WITH DIFFERENT SOURCES OF EXTERNAL DRIVING SIGNAL

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:
a lamp tube having a first pin and a second pin at a first end of the lamp tube and a third pin and a fourth pin at a second
end of the lamp tube, for receiving an external driving signal;

a light strip disposed in the lamp tube, comprising an LED module for emitting light;
a driving circuit configured to drive the LED module;
a rectifying circuit for rectifying the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal, the rectifying circuit comprising
a first rectifying circuit and a second rectifying circuit, and the first rectifying circuit and the second rectifying circuit
each comprising four diodes, wherein a common cathode of two diodes of the first rectifying circuit is coupled to a common
cathode of two diodes of the second rectifying circuit, and a common anode of the other two diodes of the first rectifying
circuit is coupled to a common anode of the other two diodes of the second rectifying circuit;

a filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit and the driving circuit, for filtering the rectified signal in order
to drive the LED module;

a first capacitor coupled between the first pin and the second pin;
a second capacitor coupled between the third pin and the fourth pin;
a first current-limiting element for receiving the external driving signal input at one or more of the pins from a lamp driving
circuit, the first current-limiting element coupled between the second pin and the third pin, and coupled to the first rectifying
circuit; and

a second current-limiting element coupled between the first pin and the fourth pin; and a ballast detection circuit coupled
to or in the first rectifying circuit, or coupled to or in the second rectifying circuit,

wherein the ballast detection circuit comprises a detection circuit and a mode switching circuit; the detection circuit is
configured to generate a control signal according to the frequency of the external driving signal, to control the mode switching
circuit on whether to perform a first driving mode or a second driving mode; when the mode switching circuit determines on
performing the first driving mode, the driving circuit receives a filtered signal from the filtering circuit to drive the
LED module; and when the mode switching circuit determines on performing the second driving mode, the received external driving
signal or the filtered signal in the LED tube lamp is transmitted to reach the LED module by bypassing at least some components
of the driving circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,860,855

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS LINK BALANCING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a radio configured to transmit radio frequency (RF) signals to a wireless device and to receive RF signals from the wireless
device;

a receive gain control configured controllable to adjust a receive radius to receive RF signals from the wireless device,
or a module controllable to adjust a threshold for receiving or processing RF signals, based on whether the wireless device
is within the receive radius of the radio; and

a processor configured to perform operations comprising:
upon receiving a packet, identifying a transmitter of the packet; and
upon determining that the transmitter is known, adjusting the threshold for receiving or processing RF signals based on parameters
specific to the identified transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,856,661

TRUCK-MOUNTED CONCRETE PUMP AND PROTECTIVE CIRCUIT THEREFOR

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A truck-mounted concrete pump, comprising:
a vehicle;
a concrete distributor boom arranged on the vehicle and including multiple boom arms that are stowable as an arm assembly
on a boom resting unit fixed to the vehicle;

a boom hydraulics system configured to stow and unfold the arm assembly and comprising a hydraulic cylinder that moves the
arm assembly in a stowing movement against the boom resting unit;

a protective circuit coupled to the hydraulic cylinder and configured to terminate the stowing movement, the protective circuit
comprising a switching unit actuable under the load of the arm assembly, the switching unit comprising a load receiving element
arranged on the boom resting unit, the load receiving element being resiliently deformable when stowing the arm assembly,
wherein the arm assembly is only supported on the boom resting unit by the load receiving element.

US Pat. No. 9,859,511

ORGANOIRIDIUM COMPLEX FOR ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT ELEMENTS

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. An organoiridium complex for an organic electroluminescent element represented by Chemical Formula 1, wherein a C—N ligand
comprising two atomic groups (A1, A2), and a ?-diketone ligand in line symmetry having two tert-butyl-substituted phenyl groups are coordinated with an iridium
atom,

wherein R1, R2, and R3 are each a tert-butyl group or a hydrogen atom, and two of R1, R2, and R3 are a tert-butyl group, and each phenyl ring of the ?-diketone is substituted with the two tert-butyl groups, wherein the
two tert-butyl groups may bond each other to thereby form a saturated hydrocarbon ring, and wherein the ?-diketone ligand
is represented by any of the formula in Chemical Formula 2;


wherein A1 is an unsubstituted or substituted benzene ring or an unsubstituted or substituted 6-membered heteroaryl ring, wherein the
6-membered heteroaryl ring contains one N as a heteroatom, and A2 is an unsubstituted or substituted 6-membered heteroaryl ring which contains one N as a heteroatom.

US Pat. No. 9,858,295

RANKING AND SELECTING IMAGES FOR DISPLAY FROM A SET OF IMAGES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method to provide selected images for display, the method comprising:
examining characteristics of a plurality of images, wherein examining the characteristics includes examining visual content
characteristics and one or more of: visual capture characteristics and social popularity characteristics of the plurality
of images, wherein the visual content characteristics include one or more detected types of content features depicted in the
plurality of images, wherein examining the one or more visual content characteristics includes:

comparing the one or more detected types of content features to a list of one or more particular content types, wherein the
list includes a content type that includes human faces; and

designating for exclusion one or more particular images of the plurality of images depicting at least one type of content
feature that matches one or more of the particular content types in the list;

determining individual scores for respective examined characteristics of multiple images of the plurality of images, wherein
the multiple images are assigned one or more of the individual scores based on the one or more detected types of content features
depicted in the multiple images;

determining overall scores of the multiple images based on a combination of the individual scores for the examined characteristics
of the multiple images;

determining a ranking of the multiple images based on the overall scores;
selecting one or more images of the multiple images based on the ranking of the multiple images, wherein the one or more particular
images are excluded from the selecting; and

causing a display of the one or more selected images.

US Pat. No. 9,860,863

STATIC DELAY COMPENSATION IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A system comprising:
a distributed antenna system for being communicatively coupled to a base station, the distributed antenna system including
a head-end unit and one or more remote units communicatively coupled to the head-end unit, the head-end unit being configured
to transmit wireless communication data in signals from the base station to the one or more remote units that are configured
to wirelessly transmit the wireless communication data to user devices; and

a delay unit communicatively coupled to the base station, the delay unit being configured to introduce, to the base station,
a delay period for control information included in a transmit frame processed by the base station, the delay period corresponding
to an increase in a roundtrip delay between the base station and the user devices caused by the distributed antenna system.

US Pat. No. 9,860,029

MODIFICATION OF SECONDARY CELLS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting, by a wireless device, channel state information (CSI) fields of a secondary cell on a first cell in a plurality
of cells;

receiving, in subframe n, a message comprising one or more configuration parameters indicating that CSI transmission resources
for the secondary cell is on a second cell different from the first cell, wherein n is an integer;

stopping, in subframe n+p, transmission of CSI fields of the secondary cell on the first cell, wherein p is an integer number
greater than one; and

starting, in subframe n+k, transmission of CSI fields of the secondary cell on the second cell, wherein k is an integer number
greater than p.

US Pat. No. 9,855,629

HEAT SINK, METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

Qi Ding Technology Qinhua...

1. A method for making a heat sink comprising:
providing a connecting member defining at least one hole passing through the connecting member, each hole comprising a first
end and a second end opposite to the first end;

providing a first substrate and a second substrate each configured to conduct heat;
disposing the connecting member on the first substrate, to cause the first end of each hole to be enclosed by the first substrate;
filling each hole with a cooling medium, wherein the cooling medium is filled in each cavity by coating or injecting; the
cooling medium is made of a phase change material or a material generating a phase change material under heat; the cooling
medium has a volume percentage of about 15% to about 30% in each hole;

disposing the second substrate on the connecting member away from the first substrate, to cause the connecting member to be
sandwiched between the first substrate and the second substrate, and the second end of each hole to be enclosed thereby forming
an enclosed cavity; and

pressing the first substrate and the second substrate, with the sandwiched connecting member, to cause the first substrate,
the second substrate and the connecting member to be connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,860,870

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS-DYNAMIC COVERAGE CLASS UPDATE AND ALIGNING COVERAGE CLASS PAGING GROUPS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A wireless device configured to communicate with a Core Network (CN) node, the wireless device comprising:
a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable
instructions to perform operations to:

determine a current downlink (DL) coverage class (CC) needs to be changed to a higher DL CC or a lower DL CC;
based on the determination of the need to change the current DL CC to the higher DL CC, transmit an indication of the higher
DL CC for the CN node by performing a cell update procedure; and,

wherein the determine operation and the transmit operation are performed at a predetermined time before a next occurrence
of a nominal paging group.

US Pat. No. 9,860,854

POWER EFFICIENT CONTROL OF UPLINK CARRIER USAGE BY MOBILE TERMINAL

Sony Mobile Communication...

1. A method of data transmission between a mobile terminal and a cellular network, the method comprising:
establishing a downlink connection from the cellular network to the mobile terminal, said downlink connection using one or
more downlink carriers;

identifying multiple uplink carriers which are available for establishing an uplink connection from the mobile terminal to
the cellular network;

a network component sending a request to the mobile terminal, the request triggering measurements of transmit power performed
by the mobile terminal while controlling the mobile terminal to have a minimum transmit activity on the uplink carriers;

in response to the request, the network component receiving at least one report of the measurements performed by the mobile
terminal, the at least one report indicating, for each of the uplink carriers, a transmit power being required for performing
an uplink transmission on the uplink carrier;

based on the transmit powers, the network component estimating impact of usage of the uplink carriers on power consumption
of the mobile terminal; and

depending on the estimated impact, selecting at least one of the uplink carriers for establishing the uplink connection.

US Pat. No. 9,860,583

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO NAVIGATE VIEWABLE CONTENT

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
providing, by a media playback device, a display signal to a display screen with edges, the display signal including primary
media content for display by the display screen;

receiving, by the media playback device, a first user input from a user device configured to select the primary media content
from available media content;

identifying, by the media playback device an edge among the edges of the display screen, the identified edge corresponding
to the first user input;

including a recommendation interface in the display signal, the recommendation interface being configured to be displayed
at the identified edge of the display screen and provide a first recommendation based on the primary media content being displayed
by the display screen;

receiving, by the media playback device, a second user input from the user device; and
causing the recommendation interface to provide a second recommendation based on the first recommendation.

US Pat. No. 9,860,187

ENROLLING A MOBILE DEVICE WITH AN ENTERPRISE MOBILE DEVICE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT

MOBILE IRON, INC., Mount...

1. A method of enrolling a mobile device with an enterprise network, comprising:
receiving, from a mobile device, a request to enroll;
in response to receiving the request to enroll, determining, based on data received in connection with receipt of the request
to enroll, that the mobile device is pre-enrolled with the enterprise network at least in part by comparing device information
stored in an enterprise database with device information included in the data; and

in the event that the mobile device from which the request to enroll is received corresponds to a mobile device that is pre-enrolled
with the enterprise network, pushing user-specific settings to the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,858,973

VARIABLE CHANGE MEMORY AND THE WRITING METHOD OF THE SAME

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A writing method of a memory having a memory cell including an MTJ element, comprising:
applying a voltage which oscillates at a predetermined period to the MTJ element; and
applying, to the MTJ element, a predetermined voltage higher than a peak voltage of the voltage which oscillates at the predetermined
period after the voltage which oscillates at the predetermined period is applied to the MTJ element.

US Pat. No. 9,857,089

MODULAR DATA CENTER

BASELAYER TECHNOLOGY, LLC...

1. An air module comprising:
a controller;
an air intake module configured to receive first air from a first air source and to receive second air from a second air source;
an evaporative cooling module in fluid communication with the air intake module;
a mechanical cooling module in fluid communication with the evaporative cooling module; and
wherein the controller is configured to:
cause the intake module to mix, based on at least a supply air temperature set point, the first air and the second air to
form intake air, and

selectively cool the intake air to form supply air by at least one of causing the evaporative cooling module to selectively
cool, based on at least the supply air temperature set point, the intake air, and causing the mechanical cooling module to
selectively cool the intake air based on at least the supply air temperature set point,

wherein the controller is further configured to form supply air substantially from the first air by mechanically cooling the
first air with the mechanical cooling module, if: a dew point of the second air is greater than an upper limit of a dew point
range.

US Pat. No. 9,860,945

DIGITALLY-CONTROLLED SWITCH-MODE START-UP CIRCUIT FOR LED-BASED LIGHTS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a voltage regulator configured to provide an output voltage for operating a lighting controller;
a power FET coupled to the voltage regulator and configured to provide a supply current to the voltage regulator from a line
input;

a gate drive circuit coupled to a gate of the power FET and configured to operate the power FET as a switching-mode power
supply during a start-up mode and period of the lighting controller;

a digital control loop configured to:
monitor an auxiliary output voltage node coupled to a source of the power FET; and after a first threshold voltage is reached
by the monitored output voltage, control the gate drive circuit to couple the gate of the power FET to ground; and

wherein the digital control loop is further configured to after a second threshold voltage is reached by the monitored output
voltage, control the gate drive circuit to couple the gate of the power FET to a supply voltage node.

US Pat. No. 9,860,753

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BANDWIDTH REQUEST/GRANT PROTOCOLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Wi-LAN Inc., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A method of operating a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
communicating, via a back-haul interface, with a communications hub that interfaces a wireless communication system with public
network service providers via one or more wired communications links;

sending and receiving with a plurality of wireless communication devices, via an active antenna array, data in a first frame,
the first frame comprised of N uplink time slots and M downlink time slots;

sending and receiving with the plurality of wireless communication devices, via the active antenna array, data in a second
frame, the second frame comprised of Y uplink time slots and Z downlink time slots, wherein N and Y are not equal, the first
frame and the second frame having the same duration, and the numbers N, M, Y and Z adaptable based upon conditions;

detecting a padding packet received from a first wireless communication device of the plurality of wireless communication
devices; and

in response to the detecting, reducing the number of uplink time slots assigned to the first wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,860,954

AUTOMATIC SENSING SYSTEM AND AUTOMATIC SENSING CONTROL METHOD FOR LED LIGHTING

Self Electronics Co., Ltd...

1. An automatic sensing system for LED lighting, comprising:
at least one LED lamp, each of at least one LED lamp comprising at least three operation modes, the three operation modes
comprising a closing mode, a low light mode, and a fill light mode;

at least one sensing control device electrically connected to the LED lamp and configured for controlling the LED lamp to
work in one of the three operation modes, the sensing control device comprising an illumination detecting module, a pyroelectric
sensing module, a signal processing module, and a lamp control module, the illumination detecting module being configured
for detecting brightness of a current environment, the pyroelectric sensing module being configured for sensing infrared rays
radiated by human body in the current environment, the signal processing module being configured for processing a signal data
output from the pyroelectric sensing module based on the signal data detected by the illumination detecting module and outputting
a control signal, the lamp control module being configured for controlling all of the LED lamps to work in one of the three
operation modes so as to make any one of the at least one sensing control device to control all of the LED lamps to work.

US Pat. No. 9,858,171

APPLICATION ANALYTICS REPORTING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of providing analytics data for an application comprising:
generating, by a processor, metrics regarding use of the application on a device, the metrics including data indicative of
a plurality of states of the application and state transitions during execution of the application;

comparing the metrics to a usage model for the application that indicates an expected set of states of the application and
expected state transitions during execution of the application;

determining a first portion of the metrics for which a difference between the first portion of the metrics and the expected
states and expected state transitions indicated by the usage model exceeds a predetermined threshold and a second portion
of the metrics for which a difference between the second portion of the metrics and the expected states and expected state
transitions indicated by the usage model is within the predetermined threshold;

choosing the first portion of the metrics to be reported to an external device responsive to determining the difference between
the first portion of the metrics and the expected states and expected state transitions indicated by the usage model exceeds
the predetermined threshold; and

transmitting to the external device the first portion of the metrics.

US Pat. No. 9,855,877

COMBINATION STEP RAIL ASSEMBLY FOR USE AS A STEP PLATFORM OR A RAMP ON A VEHICLE

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. A system readily configurable for use as either a step rail along a side of a motor vehicle, or also as a loading ramp
for use in loading cargo into a cargo bed of the motor vehicle, the system including:
a ramp assembly;
a plurality of hangers each having a first end which is affixed to a portion of the vehicle, and a second end on which the
ramp assembly may releasably be supported from and secured to;

a striker post fixedly secured to a first one of the hangers;
at least one latching mechanism carried on the ramp assembly for releasably engaging the striker post when the ramp assembly
is positioned on the hangers, to thus secure the ramp assembly to the hangers in a first configuration for use as the step
rail;

a user engageable release element for enabling releasing of the latching mechanism to enable the ramp assembly to be removed
from the hangers and used as a ramp to aid in loading and unloading cargo items to and from a cargo area of the vehicle;

an additional latching mechanism included on the ramp assembly;
a plurality of lengths of cable attaching the release element to the latching mechanism and the additional latching mechanism;
an additional striker post secured to a second one of the hangers; and
wherein actuation of the release element simultaneously releases both the latching mechanism and the additional latching mechanism
from the striker post and the additional striker post.

US Pat. No. 9,858,225

USB TYPE-C CABLE AND METHOD FOR READING/WRITING A CHIP IN A USB TYPE-C CABLE

Richtek Technology Corp.,...

1. A USB type-C cable, comprising:
a chip configured such that a type-C configuration channel interface will be established between the chip and a writer when
the type-C cable is connected to the writer, the chip including:

a non-volatile memory; and
a controller connected to the non-volatile memory and configured to operably analyze a first unstructured vendor defined message
(UVDM) that is conforming to a USB power delivery specification to acquire a read/write command after receiving the first
UVDM from the writer via the type-C configuration channel interface and read/write the non-volatile memory according to the
read/write command.

US Pat. No. 9,857,108

THERMOELECTRIC ASSEMBLY

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermoelectric assembly comprising:
a cold side and a hot side;
the assembly further comprising a fan sink on the hot side, and a pair of fan sinks on the cold side;
wherein each fan sink comprises a heat sink and a fan, each fan comprising a blade, and each heat sink comprising a heat sink
base and a fin set disposed on the heat sink base, each fin set comprising a plurality of fins aligned in an exhaust direction,
wherein each fan sink is associated with an air intake direction defined by an axis about which the blade is rotatably attached
to the fan;

the assembly further comprising a plurality of thermoelectric modules, the thermoelectric modules being arranged in at least
one electrical circuit and in thermal contact with the heat sink bases of the fan sinks; and

wherein the angle defined by the exhaust directions of the pair of fan sinks on the cold side is selected from the group consisting
of zero degrees, ninety degrees, and one hundred eighty degrees.

US Pat. No. 9,855,327

LIVE ATTENUATED CHIMERIC PORCINE CIRCOVIRUS VACCINE

VIRGINIA TECH INTELLECTUA...

1. A nucleic acid molecule of a chimeric porcine circovirus (PCV1-2b) comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a nonpathogenic,
chimeric PCV1-2b derived from the genomic sequence of PCV1, wherein the ORF2 capsid gene of a wild-type, subtype PCV2b strain
replaces the ORF2 capsid gene of PCV1.

US Pat. No. 9,859,527

REFLECTIVE LAYER FOR INCREASING FILL FACTOR IN AN ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. An electronic display comprising:
a substrate;
a TFT (thin-film transistor) layer deposited on a top surface of the substrate, the TFT layer including a plurality of driving
TFTs that are configured to provide current to one or more OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes);

an emission layer deposited on a top surface of the TFT layer and including emission areas and non-emission areas separating
the emission areas, the emission areas including a plurality of OLEDs each of which is configured to be driven by one or more
of the driving TFTs to emit light, and the non-emission areas corresponding to areas of the emission layer not including the
plurality of OLEDs and at least partially overlapping with at least a portion of the driving TFTs of the TFT layer; and

a reflective layer formed on a bottom surface of the substrate and configured to reflect at least some of the light emitted
from the OLEDs toward the non-emission areas of the emission layer.

US Pat. No. 9,856,680

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MOTOR VEHICLE LOCKS WITH A TWISTED LOCKING PART EDGE

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. Method for producing a first locking part of a motor vehicle door lock, namely, a catch and a second locking part of the
motor vehicle door lock, namely, a pawl, wherein:
the catch and the pawl are stamped, said stamping generates a stamped contour that includes grooves extending across a thickness
of both the catch and the pawl along an axis;

after said stamping, one of the locking parts is deformed by twisting by a specified angle in an area which is engaged by
a stamping contour of the other locking part such that the grooves on the twisted locking part in the area are not aligned
with either the axis or the grooves on the other locking part that engage the area; and

the catch and the pawl are coated except for latching surfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,860,770

OPTIMIZING ANTENNA PLACEMENT BASED ON LIDAR DATA

CSC HOLDINGS, LLC, Bethp...

1. A non-transient computer-readable storage medium having stored thereon computer executable instructions, execution of which
by a processing device causes the processing device to perform operations for optimizing service quality for a line of sight
radio service between a transmitter and an antenna, the operations comprising:
identifying an antenna on a rooftop of a residential unit having a location indicator;
determining a transmitter to provide the line of sight radio service to the antenna;
creating a residential units data set based on (i) a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) data set for a service area, wherein
the LIDAR data set is gridded into a bare earth layer and a first return layer, and (ii) a height mask;

accessing the residential units data set for the service area, wherein the residential units data set includes data representative
of a plurality of residential units with each residential unit of the plurality of residential units having rooftop data and
a location;

conducting a cross section analysis of a line of sight from the transmitter with data representative of the rooftop to identify
regions on the rooftop that have line of sight with the transmitter; and

selecting a region from the identified regions for placement of the antenna based on the cross section analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,859,604

BALUN FILTER AND RADIO-FREQUENCY SYSTEM

Wistron NeWeb Corporation...

1. A balun filter, utilized for a radio-frequency (RF) system, comprising:
a first terminal, coupled to an antenna of the RF system, for delivering an RF signal;
a differential port, comprising a second terminal and a third terminal, for delivering a differential signal; and
a band pass filter, coupled between the first terminal and the differential port, the band pass filter comprising a plurality
of resonators, wherein each of the plurality of resonators comprises:

a surrounding line, substantially surrounding an area, and forming a loophole on a side of the resonator; and
at least one line segment, connected to the surrounding line, and disposed separately within the area surrounded by the surrounding
line;

wherein the band pass filter is symmetric with respect to a central line penetrating through the loophole.

US Pat. No. 9,858,557

TRANSACTION TERMINAL MALWARE DETECTION AND PREVENTION

Cylance Inc., Irvine, CA...

1. A method for detecting transaction terminal malicious software comprising:
monitoring, using a software hook monitoring application programming interface (API) functions, calls of a first process to
identify attempts by the first process to read memory used by and allocated to a second process, the first and second processes
being different from each other and being executed by at least one data processor forming part of a transaction terminal system
having at least one transaction terminal;

determining that the memory used by the second process comprises patterns indicative of sensitive financial or identification
information; and

initiating at least one corrective action to prevent the financial or identification information from being transmitted external
to the at least one transaction terminal;

wherein the monitored calls are allowed to complete and the determining is made only if a pre-defined number of bytes were
read from memory by the first process.

US Pat. No. 9,855,392

AUTO-INJECTOR WITH ACTIVE AGENT CONTAINER LATCHING

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An auto-injector for automatically injecting an active agent, comprising:
an elongated casing;
an injection needle shiftable axially in the casing and connected to an active agent container;
a piston shiftable in the active agent container for delivering the active agent; and
a needle protecting tube shiftable relative to the casing,
wherein, in a latching position, a latching member prevents the active agent container from being moved forward with respect
to the casing, and wherein by shifting the needle protecting tube into the casing, the latching member is moved to a released
position in which the active agent container is shiftable with respect to the casing, and further wherein the latching member
in the latching position is locked by the needle protecting tube, and the latching member is forced out of the latching position
by shifting the needle protecting tube, and

wherein a locking member is provided for latching the needle protecting tube and latches the needle protecting tube in a locked
position in which the needle protecting tube substantially surrounds the injection needle after the auto-injector has been
lifted from a point of injection.

US Pat. No. 9,860,981

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A transparent conductive film, consisting of:
a transparent base formed of a film-like polymer resin;
a first hard coat layer laminated on one face of the base;
a first transparent dielectric layer optionally laminated on a face of the first hard coat layer on a side opposite to the
base; and

a first transparent conductive layer laminated on a face of the first transparent dielectric layer on a side opposite to the
first hard coat layer, wherein

the base has a film thickness of 2 to 250 micrometers,
the first hard coat layer is formed of a hardening resin containing an inorganic oxide, and has a refractive index of 1.40
to 1.90 and a film thickness of 0.5 to 6 micrometers, wherein the hardening resin is an ultraviolet curing resin, and the
inorganic oxide comprises Al2O3, SnO2, ZrO2, TiO2, or a composite oxide thereof to adjust the refractive index of the hard coat layer,

the first transparent dielectric layer is formed of an inorganic substance, and has a refractive index of 1.30 to 1.50 and
a film thickness of 10 to 50 nanometers, and

the first transparent conductive layer is formed of at least one kind selected from a group of an inorganic oxide, a metal
and carbon, and subjected to patterning, and has a film thickness of 10 nanometers to 2 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 9,860,324

RAPID ESTABLISHMENT OF A CONNECTION FROM MULTIPLE ADDRESS LOCATIONS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving a first token with a first request for data from a computing device located at a first network address, the first
token being embedded with a representation of a second network address previously associated with the computing device, the
embedded representation of the second network address not readable by the computing device;

determining that the first token is not embedded with a representation of the first network address;
generating, based on the first token being embedded with the representation of the second network address and not being embedded
with the representation of the first network address, a second token for the computing device, the second token including
respective embedded representations of the first network address and the second network address; and

providing the second token to the computing device for use in establishing future network communications from the first network
address and from the second network address.

US Pat. No. 9,859,978

SELF-ADAPTIVE RECEIVING METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR RADIO SIGNAL

KUANG-CHI INTELLIGENT PHO...

1. A self-adaptive receiving method for a wireless signal, comprising the following steps:
receiving a wireless signal and converting the wireless signal into an electric signal, the electric signal comprising multiple
electric signal groups, a duration of a level in each electric signal group is an intragroup time interval, a spacing level
exists between adjacent electric signal groups, and a duration of the spacing level is an intergroup time interval;

detecting the electric signal, and recording and storing a duration of each level of the electric signal;
determining a decision time interval according to the duration of each level, the decision time interval is used to determine
a location of the spacing level between the electric signal groups of the electric signal;

comparing the duration of each level with the decision time interval to recognize each electric signal group;
converting each received electric signal group into a data group; and
combining multiple data groups into data.

US Pat. No. 9,859,852

RF POWER AMPLIFIER SPLITTER

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzliya...

1. An integrated circuit radio frequency (RF) power amplifier splitter, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate for supporting a plurality of layers of an integrated circuit;
a plurality of secondary windings configured in a 2D grid pattern wherein each secondary winding is adjacent two other secondary
windings;

a primary winding that is routed around said plurality of secondary windings and is magnetically coupled to said plurality
of secondary windings; and

wherein an RF input signal applied to said primary winding is split into a plurality of differential RF output signals at
the terminals of said secondary windings.

US Pat. No. 9,860,128

AUTOMATED COMMAND AND DISCOVERY PROCESS FOR NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS

ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K...

1. A method comprising:
automatically communicating a command, received from a command server, to a set of nodes within a plurality of nodes on a
network for execution thereof;

executing the command on each node in the set of nodes that is compatible with the command, and wherein execution of the command
is unattempted by nodes in the set of nodes that are incompatible with the command until another command that is compatible
with the nodes in the set of nodes that are incompatible with the command is received and executed;

sending a response message from each node in the set of nodes to the command server indicating a type of executed action,
wherein a plurality of response messages is created resulting from a response from each node;

aggregating similar response messages from the plurality of response messages and reporting the aggregated response messages
to a user, wherein the aggregated response messages include information informing the user that a node with an incompatible
command set exists within the set of nodes, whereby the user can then issue a further command which is compatible with that
node;

automatically intercommunicating between the plurality of nodes on the network to discover a network structure, wherein a
node is compatible with a communicated command if the node has a compatible command set for executing the communicated command;
and

storing the discovered network structure information including a number of nodes and different types of nodes which are used
to generate a network size;

wherein the set of nodes forms a working set, and wherein the response message includes an acknowledgement message, and wherein
each response message of the plurality of response messages indicates whether a node associated with the each response message
has joined the working set.

US Pat. No. 9,855,065

ORTHOPAEDIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT ASSEMBLY FOR IMPLANTING A PROSTHETIC PATELLA COMPONENT

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An orthopaedic surgical instrument assembly, comprising:
a clamp comprising a first lever pivotally coupled to a second lever, wherein (i) a proximal end of the first lever includes
an upper handle and a distal end of the first lever includes a retaining socket secured thereto, and (ii) a proximal end of
the second lever includes a lower handle and a distal end of the second lever includes a connector,

a patella drill guide and trial instrument having a connector configured to be selectively secured to the connector of the
clamp, the patella drill guide and trial instrument comprising a single monolithic body that includes (i) a posterior trial
bearing surface configured to articulate with a condylar surface of a prosthetic femoral component, (ii) an anterior surface
opposite the posterior trial bearing surface that has a plurality of spikes extending outwardly therefrom that are configured
to engage a surgically-prepared posterior surface of a patient's patella to prevent any movement of the patella drill guide
and trial instrument with respect to the patient's patella when the anterior surface is engaged with the surgically-prepared
posterior surface of the patient's patella, and (iii) a number of drill guide holes extending from the posterior trial bearing
surface to the anterior surface, and

a compression socket having a connector configured to be selectively secured to the connector of the clamp, the compression
socket having a compressible cushion,

wherein the plurality of spikes includes a center spike and a number of peripheral spikes, the center spike is longer than
the number of peripheral spikes,

wherein the patella drill guide and trial instrument is configured to be positioned in a first position in which only the
center spike engages the surgically-prepared posterior surface of a patient's patella to allow rotational positioning of the
patella drill guide and trial instrument relative to the patient's patella about a central axis defined by the center spike,
and

wherein the patella drill guide and trial instrument is configured to be positioned in a second position in which both the
center spike and the number of peripheral spikes engage the surgically-prepared posterior surface of a patient's patella to
prevent the patella drill guide and trial instrument from rotating with respect to the patient's patella.

US Pat. No. 9,854,908

MOUNTING MECHANISM AND SLIDING RAILS USING THE SAME

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A mounting mechanism comprising:
an installation member;
a locating member comprising
a first locating pillar, the first locating pillar has one end mounted to the installation member;
a second locating pillar fixed to an opposite end of the first locating pillar; and
a float pillar sheathed on the second locating pillar, one end of the float pillar is elastically connected to the installation
member; and

a clamping member opposite to the locating member to form a clamping part together with the locating member;
wherein the float pillar is moveable between a first position, where the float pillar shields the second locating pillar,
and a second position, where the float pillar exposes the second locating pillar.

US Pat. No. 9,859,680

SHOCK RESISTANT LASER MODULE

Lasermax, Inc., Rocheste...

1. A laser module comprising: a base having a header extending therefrom; a terminal extending a sealed opening in the base;
a laser positioned on the header apart from the terminal; a transmission circuit between the laser and the terminal having
at least one wire bond with a length that is greater than a width, and the width being greater than a thickness, wherein the
at least one wire bond joins the transmission circuit to at least one of the terminal and the laser and wherein the wire bond
width is aligned within 15 degrees of a direction of an anticipated transient acceleration wherein the wire bond has an arc
shape that provides resistance to anticipated transient accelerations perpendicular to the width of the wire bond and wherein
the wire bond has an arc height and an arc span and the arc span is greater than the arc height to provide columnar resistance
to accelerations along an arc path of the wire bond.

US Pat. No. 9,859,561

HIGH-PERFORMANCE CATHODE MATERIALS FOR LITHIUM SULFUR BATTERIES FROM LIGNOSULFONATE

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. A method of making a cathode, comprising:
extracting lignosulfonate from brown liquor;
pyrolyzing the lignosulfonate;
carbonizing the pyrolyzed lignosulfonate to form a carbon-sulfur material; and
forming the carbon-sulfur material into a cathode.

US Pat. No. 9,858,275

SCORING STREAM ITEMS IN REAL TIME

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
generating a first global score for a content item obtained from heterogeneous data sources, the first global score being
independent from users and indicating popularity or importance of the content item within a source stream that produced the
content item;

generating a second global score by normalizing the first global score across a plurality of source streams;
determining a first candidate user for the content item based on the second global score and by querying a social graph using
metadata associated with the content item;

computing, based on a model, a first user score for a pair of the first candidate user and the content item to evaluate a
probability that the content item appears in a stream of content of the first candidate user;

determining whether a threshold is satisfied based on a volume and a quality of other content items on a same topic as the
content item; and

determining whether to present the content item in the stream of content of the first candidate user based on the first user
score and whether the threshold is satisfied.

US Pat. No. 9,855,957

METHOD FOR USING A COMMUNICATION TERMINAL IN A MOTOR VEHICLE WHILE AUTOPILOT IS ACTIVATED AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for operating a motor vehicle, which is switched between a manual driving mode, in which the motor vehicle is
guided by a driver, and an automatic driving mode, in which longitudinal guidance and transverse guidance of the motor vehicle
are carried out automatically by a control device of the motor vehicle, wherein, at least in the manual driving mode, a vehicle-specific
display device of the motor vehicle is operated by an input device arranged on a steering wheel of the motor vehicle, the
method comprising:
establishing a communication connection between a communication device of the motor vehicle and a portable communication terminal
separate from the motor vehicle;

making a determination that the motor vehicle is in the automatic driving mode, and based on the determination, activating
an entertainment mode, and when in the entertainment mode:

transmitting, via the communication connection, input data generated by the input device of the steering wheel to the communication
terminal; and

transmitting image data generated by the communication terminal for display on the display device to the communication device
of the motor vehicle,

wherein the input device is used for carrying out inputs at the communication terminal, and the display device is used for
displaying image data of the communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,858,771

DETECTOR DEVICES FOR PRESENTING NOTIFICATIONS AND SUPPORTING CONTEXT INFERENCES

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, at a performing network device, a plurality of environmental data points from a plurality of other network devices,
wherein:

at least two of the plurality of environmental data points correspond to measurements of different types of environmental
stimuli; and

each of the performing network device and the plurality of other network devices is part of a same network;
accessing, from a local storage at the performing network device, a rule that relates environmental data inputs to inference
outputs, wherein a corresponding rule is also stored at each of at least one of the plurality of other network devices such
that each of the at least one of the plurality of other network devices is enabled to generate an inference output based on
environmental data inputs;

generating an inference using the rule and the plurality of environmental data points;
identifying a notification or device control based on the inference;
facilitating a presentation of the notification or a device operation in accordance with the device control;
facilitating an inference-identifying presentation identifying the inference, the inference-identifying presentation including
an option to confirm or reject the inference;

receiving an input indicating whether the inference was confirmed; and
modifying the rule based on the input.

US Pat. No. 9,855,901

FLANGE FOR EXTERIOR ORNAMENTATION

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A vehicle body panel assembly, comprising:
a fuel filler housing opening including a segmented flange for attachment of a fuel filler housing; and
a fuel filler housing opening insert configured for attaching to the segmented flange.

US Pat. No. 9,859,994

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE ADJUSTMENT OF CONTACTLESS DATA LINKS

1. A test apparatus for testing a contactless digital rotary joint integrated in a device requiring data transmission between
a rotating part and a stationary part, the rotary joint comprising a contactless data link, the contactless data link comprising:
a transmitter having a transmitter amplifier coupled to at least a first transmission line and a second transmission line
which are respectively terminated by a first termination and a second termination, the first and second transmission lines
being differential transmission lines respectively comprising a first conductor and a second conductor, the transmitter amplifier
configured to provide differential signals to the first and second conductors, and

a receiver configured to receive signals from the transmitter, the receiver having a receiver amplifier and at least one receiver
antenna comprising at least a first antenna section and a second antenna section which are configured to be differentially
operated to feed a differential signal to the receiver amplifier,

wherein:
a transmitter ground defined by the transmitter and a receiver ground defined by the receiver are coupled to a common mode
signal generator that is configured to generate a common mode signal,

a data source is coupled to the transmitter amplifier and configured to feed a predetermined test signal into the transmitter
amplifier, and

a data sink is coupled to the receiver amplifier and configured to receive the test signal from the receiver amplifier and
generate a test result value.

US Pat. No. 9,858,251

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING CUSTOMIZED ANNOTATION DOCUMENT FROM QUERY SEARCH RESULTS AND USER INTERFACE THEREOF

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. A computer implemented method of generating a customized annotation document comprising:
receiving a search query comprising a search term and a search scope originating from a user device;
responsive to said search query, searching for said search term according to said search scope; and
upon acquisition of search results from said searching, automatically generating an annotation document that is configured
to include said search results from said searching according to a template,

wherein said annotation document is editable by a user interface with said user device,
wherein said annotation document includes a set of search results from different search events and from different search dates,
and

wherein said search results comprise a plurality of excerpts encompassing said search term and identifications of a plurality
of matching documents encompassing said plurality of excerpts.

US Pat. No. 9,857,017

DEBRIS DIVERTING INLET

Akron Brass Company, Woo...

1. A device for mitigating debris uptake in a fluid inlet disposed in a fluid flow path, comprising:
a lateral surface;
a leading end configured to be disposed in a fluid flow path to divert fluid to the lateral surface while mitigating turbulence
in the flow of fluid;

a trailing end configured to operably couple with a fluid transport component;
a valley disposed, at least partially, around the perimeter of the lateral surface, generally perpendicular to the flow of
the fluid, the valley configured to allow a fluid to flow into the valley while mitigating a flow of debris, entrained in
the fluid, into the valley; and

at least one fluid inlet disposed in the valley, the fluid inlet fluidly coupled with an internal chamber by a fluid passage
having an outlet;

the fluid inlet disposed closer to the leading end than the fluid passage outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,855,981

VEHICLE ACTIVE SIDE VENT SYSTEM

SRG GLOBAL INC., Troy, M...

1. An active side vent system for a vehicle, the system comprising:
a housing disposed in a side vent opening defined by a recessed surface in a rear portion of a front fender of the vehicle;
a set of louvers disposed in the housing and configured to pivot such that (i) in an open position, none of the set of louvers
extends beyond an outer surface of the front fender and (ii) in a closed position, the set of louvers are substantially flush
with the recessed surface of the front fender; and

an actuator configured to control the pivoting of the set of louvers.

US Pat. No. 9,854,895

COSMETIC APPLICATOR

ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMI...

1. A cosmetic applicator comprising:
a rod having a central longitudinal axis;
an applicator head attached to a distal end of the rod, the applicator head comprises a core and a plurality of application
elements projecting outwardly from the core;

wherein the core is elongated along a central longitudinal axis;
wherein the central longitudinal axis of the core does not coincide or intersect with the central longitudinal axis of the
rod;

wherein the core has a non-circular and variable transverse cross-section over a major portion of its length;
wherein the core includes at least one spline running along entire length of the core and wherein a proximal end of the spline
contacts an outer edge of a transition portion of the applicator head;

wherein the spline has a curvature comprising only a single convex curve followed by a single concave curve;
wherein the single convex curve extends along more than half a length of the spline from the proximal end of the spline towards
a distal end of the spline;

wherein the single concave curve extends along at least one-fourth of the length of the spline from the distal end of the
spline towards the proximal end of the spline; and

wherein the spline is free of application elements.

US Pat. No. 9,860,983

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SILVER NANOPARTICLES, SILVER NANOPARTICLES, AND SILVER COATING COMPOSITION

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. Coated silver nano-particles produced by a method comprising:
(a) preparing an amine mixture liquid comprising:
(i) an aliphatic hydrocarbon monoamine (A) comprising an aliphatic hydrocarbon group and one amino group, said aliphatic hydrocarbon
group having 6 or more carbon atoms in total,

(ii) an aliphatic hydrocarbon monoamine (B) comprising an aliphatic hydrocarbon group and one amino group, said aliphatic
hydrocarbon group having 2 or more and 4 or less carbon atoms in total, and

(iii) an aliphatic hydrocarbon diamine (C) comprising an aliphatic hydrocarbon group and two amino groups, said aliphatic
hydrocarbon group having 7 or less carbon atoms in total wherein aliphatic hydrocarbon diamine (C) is represented by a structural
formula:

R1R2N—R—NH2
wherein R represents a bivalent ethylene or propylene group, R1 and R2 may be the same or different from each other and each represent a methyl or an ethyl group, and the total number of carbon
atoms of R, R1, and R2 is 7 or less,

(b) mixing a silver compound and the amine mixture liquid to form a complex compound comprising the silver compound and the
amines; and

(c) thermally decomposing the complex compound by heating to form coated silver nano-particles,
wherein each of the aliphatic hydrocarbon amine (A), the aliphatic hydrocarbon amine (B), and the aliphatic hydrocarbon diamine
(C) does not have, on its hydrocarbon group, a hetero atom, and

wherein a surface of the coated silver nano-particles comprises a protective agent, comprising the aliphatic hydrocarbon monoamine
(A), the aliphatic hydrocarbon monoamine (B) and the aliphatic hydrocarbon diamine (C).

US Pat. No. 9,860,636

DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE DEVICE AND SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNIQUES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a case defining a plurality of openings in an external surface of the case; and
a plurality of microphones fastened to the case, wherein each microphone in the plurality of microphones is located adjacent
to a respective opening in the plurality of openings, wherein the external surface of the case at least partially defines
a plurality of funnel-shaped surfaces configured to cause direction-dependent variations in spectral notches and frequency
response of received audio, each of the funnel-shaped surfaces in the plurality of funnel-shaped surfaces has a respective
inlet and a respective outlet, and a respective diaphragm of each microphone in the plurality of microphones is located adjacent
to the respective outlet of a corresponding funnel.

US Pat. No. 9,859,051

MAGNETICALLY PERMEABLE CORE FOR USE IN WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS

PowerbyProxi Limited, Fr...

19. A transmitter and receiver for use in a wireless power transfer system, wherein both the transmitter and receiver include
windings and a magnetically permeable core, and the magnetically permeable core of the transmitter has a base having first
and second portions extending away therefrom, wherein the first portion extends further from the base than the second portion
such that the first portion of the magnetically permeable core of the transmitter is in closer proximity to the magnetically
permeable core of the receiver than the second portion of the transmitter;
wherein the transmitter windings occupy, at least in part, the space provided between the first portion and second portion,
the transmitter windings occupy, at least in part, the space surrounding the first portion that extends further than the second
portion, and the transmitter windings occupy, at least in part, the space that would be occupied by the second portion were
the second portion to extend the same distance from the base as the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,858,166

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUMS FOR OPTIMIZING THE DEPLOYMENT OF APPLICATION WORKLOADS IN A CONVERGED INFRASTRUCTURE NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method for optimizing the deployment of application workloads in a converged infrastructure network environment, the
method comprising:
receiving, by a workload deployment server, an application workload for deployment into a network environment including a
plurality of converged infrastructures;

determining, by the workload deployment server, an overall deployment optimization score for each of the plurality of converged
infrastructures, wherein determining the overall deployment optimization score includes utilizing performance metric data
provided from deployment optimization client applications hosted in the plurality of converged infrastructures to the workload
deployment server;

determining a component optimization score for each of a plurality of compute components in a converged infrastructure belonging
to the plurality of converged infrastructures that is associated with the highest overall deployment optimization score; and

deploying the application workload to a compute component belonging to the plurality of compute components that is associated
with the highest component optimization score.

US Pat. No. 9,857,591

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR CREATING FOCAL PLANES IN VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. An augmented reality display system, comprising:
first and second spatial light modulators operatively coupled to an image source for projecting light associated with one
or more frames of image data, wherein the first spatial light modulator comprises a Digital Light Processing system that provides
grayscale images and the second spatial light modulator comprises a Liquid Crystal Display that provides a color map, the
combination of the Digital Light Processing system and the Liquid Crystal Display work in conjunction to create multiple depth
planes; and

a variable focus element (VFE) for varying a focus of the projected light such that a first frame of image data is focused
at a first depth plane, and a second frame of image data is focused at a second depth plane, and wherein a distance between
the first depth plane and the second depth plane is fixed,

wherein the first and second spatial light modulators are disposed along a same optical path.

US Pat. No. 9,855,686

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING ELASTOMER COMPOSITE

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A continuous method of processing elastomer composite through a two-roll mill, the two-roll mill having an input region
and an output region axially spaced from one another along a first of the two rolls, the method comprising:
admitting discrete pieces of elastomer composite to the two-roll mill at the input region;
adjusting one or more of a nip gap width, friction ratio, surface velocity, and coolant temperature of the roll mill such
that A) a band of elastomer composite on the roll mill has a plurality of voids through which the surface of the first roll
is exposed, and B) the elastomer composite precesses downstream from the input region to the output region as a result of
the action of the mill; and

discharging the elastomer composite masticated by the two-roll mill from a predetermined axial position on the first roll
as a coherent output strip;

wherein, either A) discharging is performed simulataneously with admitting, and, during discharging, any elastomer composite
removed from the two-roll mill is removed continuously, or B) at least 90% of the elastomer composite removed from the two
roll mill is removed continuously as a coherent strip.

US Pat. No. 9,859,130

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF INTERPOSED SUBSTRATE

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A manufacturing method of an interposed substrate comprising:
providing a metal carrier;
forming a photoresist layer on the metal carrier, wherein the photoresist layer has a plurality of openings, and a portion
of the metal carrier is exposed by the openings;

forming a plurality of metal passivation pads in the plurality of openings of the photoresist layer, wherein the plurality
of metal passivation pads cover the portion of the metal carrier exposed by the plurality of openings;

forming a plurality of conductive pillars in the plurality of openings of the photoresist layer, wherein the plurality of
conductive pillars are respectively stacked on the plurality of metal passivation pads, and a thickness of each of the plurality
of conductive pillars is at least twice the thickness of each of the plurality of metal passivation pads;

removing the photoresist layer to expose another portion of the metal carrier;
forming an insulating material layer on the metal carrier, wherein the insulating material layer covers the another portion
of the metal carrier and encapsulates the plurality of conductive pillars and the plurality of metal passivation pads; and

removing the metal carrier to expose a lower surface opposite to an upper surface of the insulating material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,859,089

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INSPECTING AND GROUNDING AN EUV MASK

HERMES MICROVISION INC., ...

1. A system for grounding an EUV mask when the EUV mask is inspected by using a charged particle beam, wherein the EUV mask
comprises a reflective layer, comprising:
means for conducting charges from the reflective layer of the EUV mask, said conducting means being detachably mounted on
the EUV mask and in direct contact with a plurality of edges of the EUV mask, wherein the direct contact includes direct contact
with said reflective layer of the EUV mask and wherein said charges are induced by using said charged particle beam; and

means for grounding said charges by directly contacting said conducting means.

US Pat. No. 9,860,922

TRUNKING USER BASED MESSAGE TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A trunking user based message transmission method, comprising:
receiving a request message from a user equipment by a wireless access device, allocating a connection resource for the user
equipment and monitoring signaling and data stream of the user equipment by the wireless access device, wherein the request
message includes a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection establishment request message or a cell updating request message,
the Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection establishment request message carries information indicating whether the user
equipment is a trunking user, the cell updating request message carries information indicating whether the user equipment
is a trunking user; wherein the information indicating whether the user equipment is a trunking user is embodied as an identifier
represented by a bit; when the information is a first identifier, the user equipment is the trunking user, and if there are
no signaling and data stream associated with the user equipment within a preset period, triggering the user equipment to enter
a CELL_Paging Channel (CELL_PCH) state by the wireless access device; wherein when the user equipment is in the CELL-PCH state,
the user equipment is kept connected to a server continuously; when the user equipment transmits data again, the user equipment
establishes a wireless connection and recover data communication immediately; and

when the information is a second identifier, the user equipment is not the trunking user, and if there are no signaling and
data stream associated with the user equipment within the preset period, releasing the connection resource of the user equipment
by the wireless access device.

US Pat. No. 9,858,279

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR APPLYING DATA RETENTION POLICIES IN A COMPUTING PLATFORM

Twilio, Inc., San Franci...

1. A method comprising:
a computing system generating original image data for a first platform account;
a data manager system securing sensitive information of the original image data from access by the computing system, according
to a data retention policy set for the first platform account;

the data manager system providing operational information from the generated original image data of the first platform account,
the operational information being accessible by a platform operations system during performance of system operations by the
platform operations system.

US Pat. No. 9,857,839

HOUSING ASSEMBLY WITH MEMBRANE-COVERED FRAME

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A head mounted display housing assembly, comprising:
a frame including:
a first loop structure;
a second loop structure offset from the first loop structure along a central axis; and
a plurality of beams extending between the first loop structure and the second loop structure; and
a flexible membrane extending around the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,855,233

METHODS OF QUANTIFYING N2-(1-CARBOXYETHYL)-2?-DEOXY-GUANOSINE (CEDG) AND SYNTHESIS OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES CONTAINING CEDG

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA...

1. A method of detecting diabetes in a subject comprising:
(i) quantifying a N2-carboxyethyl-2?-deoxyguanosine (CEdG) level in a urine sample from the subject comprising:

(a) performing a liquid chromatography electrospray ionizing tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS/MS) assay on the urine sample
using a stable isotope dilution comprising using an internal 15N5-carboxyethyl-2?-deoxyguanosine (15N5-CEdG) standard comprising stereochemically pure (R) and (S) 15N5-CEdG or oligonucleotides containing stereochemically pure (R) and (S) 15N5-CEdG; and

(b) measuring the CEdG level in the urine sample;
(ii) determining the subject has diabetes when the CEdG level in the urine sample is elevated as compared to a normal physiological
CEdG level;

(iii) administering a treatment for diabetes to the subject determined to have diabetes; and
(iv) after administering the treatment for diabetes, determining whether the treatment is therapeutically effective by repeating
steps (i) and (ii);

wherein the treatment is therapeutically effective when the level of CEdG has been reduced or returned to the normal physiological
CEdG level.

US Pat. No. 9,860,869

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OFFLOADING DATA TRAFFIC IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for offloading data traffic by a mobility management entity (MME) in a wireless communication system, the method
comprising:
receiving a connection request message requesting connection between a user equipment (UE) and a packet data network (PDN)
from the UE;

determining a PDN for providing a service requested by the UE;
selecting a PDN gateway based on a closeness between a location of the PDN gateway and a location of a base station (BS) that
manages the UE;

sending a permit message permitting a request for connection with the determined PDN to the UE through the BS;
setting an evolved packet service (EPS) bearer for transmission and reception of data traffic related to the service between
the UE and the PDN gateway;

receiving a PDN connection termination request message sent from the PDN gateway if data traffic has not been transmitted
or received through the EPS bearer for a preset time or more; and

deleting a context related to the EPS bearer; and
sending a session termination request message requesting deletion of the context related to the EPS bearer to the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,860,581

CORRELATING TIMELINE INFORMATION BETWEEN MEDIA STREAMS

KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., Th...

1. A system for enabling correlating timeline information between a first media stream and a second media stream, the first
media stream and the second media stream being both associated with a common play-out timeline and comprising different timeline
information, and the system comprising:
at least two content monitors, each arranged for providing a persistent identification of one or more media samples of a media
stream, the persistent identification being data wherein the persistent identification is one of the group of: a fingerprint,
a watermark and a marker, of the one or more media samples, wherein the at least two content monitors comprise a first content
monitor for providing a first persistent identification of the first media stream and a second content monitor for providing
a second persistent identification of the second media stream, wherein each of the at least two content monitors are further
arranged for providing the respective persistent identifications related in time a) by obtaining the respective persistent
identifications synchronously in time or b) by providing a wallclock timestamp value together with the respective timestamp
value;

at least two timeline monitors, each of the at least two timeline monitors being arranged for providing a timestamp value
from timestamp values in headers of a media stream, wherein the at least two timeline monitors comprise a first timeline monitor
for providing the first timestamp value of the first media stream and a second timeline monitor for providing the second timestamp
value of the second media stream, wherein each of the at least two timeline monitors are further arranged for providing the
respective timestamp values related in time aa) by obtaining the respective timestamp values synchronously in time or bb)
by providing a further wallclock timestamp value together with the respective timestamp value; and

a correlation subsystem arranged for:
i) receiving the first persistent identification and the second persistent identification,
ii) receiving a first timestamp value from timeline information of the first media stream and a second timestamp value from
timeline information of the second media stream,

iii) matching the first persistent identification to a first play-out time on the common play-out timeline and the second
persistent identification to a second play-out time on the common play-out timeline, and

iv) generating correlation information based on a comparison of the first play-out time with the second play-out time for
enabling correlating the first timestamp value with the second timestamp value and thereby correlating the first timeline
information with the second timeline information.

US Pat. No. 9,859,697

WATERTIGHT ELECTRICAL COMPARTMENT FOR USE IN IRRIGATION DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

Hunter Industries, Inc., ...

1. A watertight electrical compartment of an irrigation device, comprising:
an electrical compartment body comprising a chamber with an open end, and an outer wall surface having external threads and
a sealing section, the sealing section located closer to the open end of the chamber than the external threads;

at least one sealing ring having a diameter configured for mounting on the sealing section;
a cap having an open end, a closed end, and an internal diameter configured to have a sliding fit with the sealing section
and an interference fit with the sealing ring when the sealing ring is mounted on the sealing section; and

a cap retainer having internal threads configured to threadedly mate with the external threads of the compartment body, the
cap retainer further having first and second ends, the cap retainer configured to receive at least a portion of the cap through
the first end.

US Pat. No. 9,857,580

APPARATUS FOR HOLDING A SUBSTRATE WITHIN A SECONDARY DEVICE

RareCyte, Inc., Seattle,...

1. A device comprising:
a base comprising a base platform to support a portion of a substrate;
a first arm comprising
a proximal end connected to a first end of the base,
a distal end extending from the base,
at least one securing block, and
a first platform to support another portion of the substrate; and
a second arm comprising
a proximal end connected to a second end of the base,
a distal end extending from the base,
a secure bar comprising a securing block; and
a second platform to support another portion of the substrate,
wherein the base platform and the first and second arms extend in the same direction from the base,
wherein each securing block comprises a ramp and a stopper, and
wherein the first platform extends towards the second arm and the second platform extends towards the first arm, and
wherein each securing block further comprises a main body comprising the ramp and the stopper, wherein the ramp and the stopper
extend from the same side of the main body, wherein the ramp is shaped to lift the substrate off the platforms and the stopper
sets the maximum lift distance for the substrate and constrains the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,855,592

ALUMINIUM COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND FORMING METHOD

Hydro Aluminium Rolled Pr...

1. A method for forming a component from an aluminium composite material, the method comprising the steps of:
providing a core alloy made from an aluminium alloy and at least one outer aluminium alloy layer provided on one or both sides;
forming the aluminium composite material in a forming tool to form the component; and
wherein the at least one outer aluminium alloy layer provided on one or both sides has a yield strength Rp0.2 of 25 MPa to 60 MPa and a shear flow stress koutside in a soft or solution-annealed state,

wherein, kf,outside/kf,core<0.5 applies for flow stresses of the aluminium alloys of the core and of the at least one outer layer in the soft or solution-annealed
state,

wherein frictional shear stress ?R between the forming tool and the aluminium composite material in a contact surface reaches the shear flow stress koutside of the at least one outer aluminium alloy layer at at least one local position in the forming tool during the forming of the
component;

wherein, the forming comprises a deep drawing and/or stretch forming procedure; and
wherein the core alloy is an alloy of type AA6xxx and the at least one outer aluminium alloy layer is an aluminium alloy of
type AA8xxx or the core alloy is AA5xxx and the at least one outer aluminium alloy layer is an aluminium alloy of type AA8079,
AA1050, AA5005, AA5005A.

US Pat. No. 9,856,300

DPY-30 BINDING PEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE

Marquette University, Mi...

1. A method comprising administering to a cell that expresses dumpy-30 protein (Dpy-30) a peptide or peptidomimetic, wherein
the peptide or peptidomimetic binds to Dpy-30 and comprises the amino sequence of SEQ ID NO:2, SEQ ID NO:4, or SEQ ID NO:6,
and wherein the peptide or peptidomimetic is no more than 50 amino acids in length.

US Pat. No. 9,860,928

PAIRING CONSUMER ELECTRONIC DEVICES USING A CROSS-BODY COMMUNICATIONS PROTOCOL

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A method for pairing a wireless communication device with a peripheral device using a Body Area Network (BAN), the method
performed at the wireless communication device and comprising:
detecting that a peripheral device is proximate a wireless communication device;
determining whether both the wireless communication device and the peripheral device are in contact with a user's body, wherein
the determining comprises:

using the user's body as a transmission medium to:
send a request to the peripheral device to ping the wireless communication device;
receive the ping from the peripheral device; and
determining that both the wireless communication device and the peripheral device are in contact with the user's body responsive
to receiving the ping; and

BAN-pairing with the peripheral device using the user's body as a transmission medium responsive to determining that both
the wireless communication device and the peripheral device are in contact with the user's body.

US Pat. No. 9,858,034

COLOUR-DISCRIMINATING CHECKSUM COMPUTATION IN A HUMAN-MACHINE INTERFACE

Bombardier Transportation...

1. A method of presenting information encoded in an input signal on a visual display adapted to display at least one image
frame based on a display drive signal comprising pixel values in a predefined discrete pixel value range, the method comprising:
based on an input signal, generating a display drive signal controlling the visual display;
based on the display drive signal, computing a checksum of a supervised region of each image frame; and
verifying the display drive signal for a given image frame by comparing the checksum, or a value derived therefrom, with the
input signal, or a value derived therefrom,

wherein the checksum is computed while excluding at least one element in the pixel value range from contributing to the checksum,
said exclusion comprising filtering the pixel values such that pixel values equal to the excluded at least one element are
omitted or replaced by neutral values.

US Pat. No. 9,857,647

DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A display panel, wherein, the display panel is an OLED display panel and the display panel comprises a thin film transistor
(TFT) substrate, a color filter substrate and a conductive polarizer; the conductive polarizer and the TFT substrate together
form a space for electrostatic shielding, and the color filter substrate is located in the space; the conductive polarizer
is a flexible stacked structure comprising a polarizer base and a conductive layer disposed on the polarizer base, the conductive
polarizer covers a light radiation surface of the color filter substrate, a side surface of the color filter substrate perpendicular
to the light radiation surface and a side surface of the TFT substrate and thereby the side surface of the color filter substrate
and the side surface of the TFT substrate are covered by the conductive layer as well as the polarizer base.

US Pat. No. 9,857,053

SOLID-STATE LIGHTING LUMINAIRE WITH A UNIFORM ILLUMINATION OUTPUT

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) luminaire, comprising:
a body having an internal surface comprising two side surface portions, two end surface portions, and a central flat mount
surface portion connected to the two side surface portions and the two end surface portions;

a reflector on the internal surface of the body, the reflector comprising two side reflectors on the two side surface portions
of the internal surface of the body, an upper reflector on the central flat mount surface portion connected between the two
side reflectors, and two end reflectors on the two end surface portions of the internal surface of the body, wherein the upper
reflector is at an angle in a range from 90° to 180° relative to the two side reflectors;

at least one LED light strip mounted on the central flat mount surface portion, the at least one LED light strip having a
plurality of LEDs thereon; and

a light exit window between the two side surface portions of the internal surface of the body, the light exit window comprising
long, narrow cuts aligned in a lengthwise direction of the at least one LED light strip,

wherein the internal surface of the body and the light exit window define an interior cavity symmetric with respect to a vertical
plane passing through a center line of the internal surface;

wherein the long, narrow cuts comprise a corrugated structure; and
wherein the plurality of LEDs emit light rays onto the light exit window with light images overlapping one another so as to
smooth out hot spots with dark spots.

US Pat. No. 9,856,259

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A compound of formula (I):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a prodrug, a solvate, a hydrate, a tautomer, a stereosiomer or a deuterated analog
thereof,

wherein
(i) Y1 and Y2 are N, Y3 is CR2, Y4 is CH or N and Y5 is CH; or

(iii) Y1 is N, Y2 is CH, Y3 is CR2, Y4 is N and Y5 is N; or

(iv) Y1 is C, Y2 is CH, Y3 is NR2, Y4 is N and Y5 is N;

L is —CHR5, wherein R5 is H, D, halogen, —OH, C1-6alkyl, deuterated C1-6alkyl, C2-6-alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, aryl, aryl-C1-4alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, C3-6cycloalkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl-C1-4alkyl, heterocycloalkyl heterocycloalkyl-C1-4alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-C1-4alkyl, C1-6haloalkyl or C1-6-haloalkoxy, wherein the aliphatic or aromatic portion of R5 is further optionally substituted with from 1-3 Rc members, wherein each Rc member is independently halogen, CN, —OH, —NH2, —NO2, —C(O)OH, —CH?CH2, —C?CH, —C(S)OH, —C(O)NH2, —C(S)NH2, —S(O)2NH2, —NHC(O)NH2, —NHC(S)NH2, —NHS(O)2NH2, —C(NH)NH2, —ORd, —SRd, —OC(O)Rd, —OC(S)Rd, —P(?O)HRd, —P(?O)RdRd, —PH(?O)ORd, —P(?O)(ORd)2, —OP(?O)(ORd)2, —C(O)Rd, —C(S)Rd, —C(O)ORd, —C(S)ORd, —S(O)Rd, —S(O)2Rd, —C(O)NHRd, —C(S)NHRd, —C(O)NRdRd, —C(S)NRdRd, —S(O)2NHRd, —S(O)2NRdRd, —C(NH)NHRd, —C(NH)NRdRd, —NHC(O)Rd, —NHC(S)Rd, —NRdC(O)Rd, —NRdC(S)Rd, —NHS(O)2Rd, —NRdS(O)2Rd, —NHC(O)NHRd, —NHC(S)NHRd, —NRdC(O)NH2, —NRdC(S)NH2, —NRdC(O)NHRd, —NRdC(S)NHRd, —NHC(O)NRdRd, —NHC(S)NRdRd, —NRdC(O)NRdRd, —NRdC(S)NRdRd, —NHS(O)2NHRd, —NRdS(O)2NH2, —NRdS(O)2NHRd, —NHS(O)2NRdRd, —NRdS(O)2NRdRd, —NHRd, —NRdRd or Rd, wherein each Rd is independently C1-6alkyl or aryl; or two Rd groups when attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a
4- to 6-membered ring: wherein each Rd is further optionally substituted with from 1-3 Re, wherein each Re is independently halogen, CN, —OH, —NH2, —NO2, —C(O)OH, —C(S)OH, —C(O)NH2, —C(S)NH2, —S(O)2NH2, —NHC(O)NH2, —NHC(S)NH2, —NHS(O)2NH2, —C(NH)NH2, —ORf, —SRf, —OC(O)Rf, —OC(S)Rf, —P(?O)HRf, —P(?O)RfRf, —PH(?O)ORf, —P(?O)(ORf)2, —OP(?O)(ORf)2, —C(O)Rf, —C(S)Rf, —C(O)ORf, —C(S)ORf, —S(O)Rf, —S(O)2Rf, —C(O)NHRf, —C(S)NHRf, —C(O)NRfRf, —C(S)NRfRf, —S(O)2NHRf, —S(O)2NRfRf, —C(NH)NHRf, —C(NH)NRfRf, —NHC(O)Rf, —NHC(S)Rf, —NRfC(O)Rf, —NRfC(S)Rf, —NHS(O)2Rf, —NRfS(O)2Rf, —NHC(O)NHRf, —NHC(S)NHRf, —NRfC(O)NH2, —NRfC(S)NH2, —NRC(O)NHRf, —NRfC(S)NHRf, —NHC(O)NRfRf, —NHC(S)NRfRf, —NRfC(O)NRfRf, —NRfC(S)NRfRf, —NHS(O)2NHRf, —NRfS(O)2NH2, —NR'S(O)2NHRf, —NHS(O)2NRfRf, —NRfS(O)2NRfRf, —NHRf, —NRfRf or Rf, wherein each Rf is independently C1-6alkyl; or two Rf groups when attached to the same nitrogen atom are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a
4- to 6-membered ring;

R1 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl or optionally substituted
heterocycloalkyl;

R2 is optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted aryl-C1-2alkyl or optionally substituted heteroaryl-C1-2alkyl;

R3 is a 5-membered heteroaryl having from 1-4 heteroatoms as ring members that are each independently O, N or S and wherein the
heteroaryl is substituted with from 1-2 C1-2alkyl, which is optionally substituted with from 1-3 members that are each independently halogen, OH or CN; and

the notation is a single bond or a double bond to maintain ring A being aromatic.

US Pat. No. 9,855,891

REMOVABLE ELECTRICAL DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A removable electrical device for a motor vehicle, said removable electrical device being insertable into a recess in a
passenger compartment of said motor vehicle, a battery that is rechargeable, said removable electrical device comprising an
indicator light, wherein said indicator light constitutes a charge indicator of said battery in daytime and an ambient lighting
element for said passenger compartment of said motor vehicle at nighttime,
and in that it comprises a control unit that is able to control the light emission by said indicator light depending on whether
it is daytime or nighttime and also depending on at least one of the state of charge of said battery or a position of said
removable electrical device with respect to said recess.

US Pat. No. 9,855,665

STRENGTHENED RAZOR BLADE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A method for strengthening a razor blade comprising the steps of:
a. providing a substrate comprising a cutting edge in a vacuum chamber;
b. supplying into the vacuum chamber a nitrogen-containing gas mixture comprising between about 1-12% by volume of nitrogen
and between about 88-99% by volume of hydrogen; and

c. nitriding the substrate with the nitrogen-containing gas mixture to form a mixed nitride-substrate interregion disposed
at or beneath a surface of the substrate;

wherein the razor blade comprises the substrate with the cutting edge, the substrate comprising the mixed nitride-substrate
interregion disposed at or beneath the surface of the substrate, the mixed nitride-substrate interregion and the substrate
being free of gamma prime or epsilon phases.

US Pat. No. 9,858,876

DRIVING CIRCUIT AND SHIFT REGISTER CIRCUIT

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A driving circuit, comprising a plurality of shift register circuits disposed in cascade, each of the plurality of shift
register circuits comprising a clock control transmittance circuit and a latch circuit, the clock control transmittance circuit
being triggered by a first clock pulse, a driving pulse of a Q node at previous two stages being transmitted to the latch
circuit and latched by the latch circuit, further, the latch circuit being triggered by a second clock pulse, and then a gate
driving pulse and a driving pulse of the Q node being output, and the clock control transmittance circuit and the latch circuit
being rising edge-triggered;
wherein the latch circuit at least comprises a first transmission gate, a second transmission gate, a first inverter, a second
inverter, and an NOR gate; a first controlling terminal of the first transmission gate and a second controlling terminal of
the second transmission gate are connected to an output terminal of the clock control transmittance circuit; an input terminal
of the first transmission gate is connected to a Q node at the previous two stages, a second controlling terminal of the first
transmission gate and a first controlling terminal of the second transmission gate both are connected to the first clock pulse;
an output terminal of the first transmission gate is connected to an input terminal of the second transmission gate and an
input terminal of the first inverter; an output terminal of the first inverter is connected to an input terminal of the second
inverter; an output terminal of the second inverter and an output terminal of the second transmission gate both are connected
to a first input terminal of the NOR gate; and a second input terminal of the NOR gate is connected to the second clock pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,857,311

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NONDESTRUCTIVE TESTING WITH ACCURATE POSITION

GE-HITACHI NUCLEAR ENERGY...

1. A device for nondestructive testing of an object, the device comprising:
a nondestructive testing emitter and receiver;
a locator configured to determine a position of the nondestructive emitter and receiver relative to the object;
a movement structure, wherein the emitter and receiver, the locator, and the movement structure are freely moveable in all
directions with respect to the object being tested; and

a computer processor configured to,
receive, from the emitter and receiver, ultrasonic data reflected from the object in a working fluid and, from the locator,
positional data of a point of reception of the ultrasonic data,

determine a closest point between the object and the point and a distance between the object and the point using the ultrasonic
data,

determine a surface of the object being tested using the closest point, at least one farther point, and the positional data,
correct the ultrasonic data if the ultrasonic data is internal to the object, wherein the correcting uses the speed of emitted
beams from the tester in the working fluid, a speed of the beams in the object, and an angle of incidence of the beams on
the object calculated from the surface and the positional data, and

transmit the ultrasonic data with at least one of the determined surface and the distance.

US Pat. No. 9,860,978

RIGID-FLEX BOARD STRUCTURE

UNIFLEX Technology Inc., ...

1. A rigid-flex board structure, comprising:
a first flexible printed circuit (FPC) board, comprising at least one first exposing area;
a first substrate, disposed on the first FPC board and comprising a first opening exposing the first exposing area;
a first reinforcing layer, embedded in the first substrate, a rigidity of a material of the first reinforcing layer being
substantially greater than a rigidity of a material of the first substrate;

a first patterned circuit layer, disposed on the first substrate; and
a plurality of conductive vias, configured to electrically connect the first patterned circuit layer and the first FPC board.

US Pat. No. 9,860,572

SPATIALLY SEGMENTED CONTENT DELIVERY

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. Method for processing spatially segmented content, the method comprising:
a content processing device comprising a client receiving a spatial manifest data structure comprising one or more spatial
representations of a source stream, at least one spatial representation identifying (i) a plurality of independently retrievable
spatial segment streams, each spatial segment stream of the plurality of independently retrievable spatial segment streams
including a sequence of spatial segment frames associated with a particular area of an image frame, and (ii) location information
for locating one or more delivery nodes associated with a content delivery network configured to transmit said plurality of
independently retrievable spatial segment streams to said client, said spatial manifest data structure further comprising
respective positioning information for each spatial segment stream of the plurality of independently retrievable spatial segment
streams, wherein the positioning information is usable for stitching spatial segment frames in said spatial segment streams
into a video frame for display;

selecting, on the basis of the spatial manifest data structure, one or more spatial segment streams associated with at least
one of said one or more spatial representations and requesting, on the basis of said location information, at least one delivery
node associated with said content delivery network to deliver said at least one selected spatial segment stream to said client;
and

receiving said one or more selected spatial segment streams from said at least one delivery node.

US Pat. No. 9,860,046

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING ACK/NACK SIGNAL AND APPARATUS THEREOF

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A method for downlink data transmission comprising:
receiving a first and second Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) Acknowledgement (ACK) resource sets through a Radio Resource
Control (RRC) signal, the first HARQ ACK resource sets including one or more first HARQ ACK resource values and the second
HARQ ACK resource set including one or more second HARQ ACK resource values; and

receiving downlink control information (DCI) including a transmission power control (TPC) field, the TPC field including an
HARQ ACK resource indicator to indicate one of the one or more first HARQ ACK resource values in the first HARQ ACK resource
set and one of the one or more second HARQ ACK resource values in the second HARQ ACK resource set, wherein

if the downlink data transmission is for two transport blocks, the TPC field is configured to indicate the one of the one
or more first HARQ ACK resource values and the one of the one or more second HARQ ACK resource values in the second HARQ ACK
resource set;

mapping, based on a channel selection, an HARQ ACK associated with a downlink data transmission onto a combination of at least
one of the two HARQ ACK resources and a modulation symbol;

transmitting the HARQ ACK by using the combination.

US Pat. No. 9,855,720

UNIDIRECTIONAL OPACITY WATERMARK

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A laminar assembly comprising:
a first optically opaque layer defining a plurality of through-holes, wherein the first optically opaque layer comprises a
polymeric material;

a second optically opaque layer;
an optically transparent inner layer between the inner surface of the first optically opaque layer and the inner surface of
the second optically opaque layer, and

a preprinted layer proximate the outer surface of at least one of the first and second optically opaque layers,
wherein the plurality of through-holes is at least partially filled with material from the optically transparent inner layer,
and light is visibly transmitted in a single direction through the plurality of through-holes, and

wherein light directed toward the outer surface of the first optically opaque layer is not visibly transmitted through the
laminar assembly, and light directed toward the outer surface of the second optically opaque layer is transmitted through
the plurality of through-holes in the first optically opaque layer, such that an outline formed by the plurality of through-holes
is visible through the outer surface of the first optically opaque layer.

US Pat. No. 9,855,207

UV-PHOTO-PROTECTING COSMETIC COMPOSITION

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. An UV-photo-protecting cosmetic composition, comprising:
(a) at least one aqueous phase,
(b) at least one fatty phase,
(c) at least one micronized organic UV-screening agent, the mean particle size of said micronized particles ranging from 0.01
to 2 ?m, and

(d) at least one organomodified silicone which does not comprise poly(oxyalkylene) moieties, wherein
said at least one organomodified silicone has the following structural formula (I):
[MaDbTcQd]e  (I)
wherein
M=R3SiO1/2,

D=R2SiO2/2,

T=RSiO3/2,

Q=SiO4/2,

with
a=1-10
b=0-1000
c=0-1
d=0-1
e=1-10
wherein R=C1 to C22-alkyl, fluoro-substituted C1 to C22-alkyl, C2 to C22-alkylene, or C6 to C20 aryl, which is bound to Si via a carbon atom,

with the requirement that at least one group R is replaced by at least one group R11 and at least one group R12, wherein

R11=—Z-(E)y, wherein

E is
E21=—NR4R5,

wherein R4 and R5 identical or different, selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen and straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated
or unsaturated C1 to C9 hydrocarbon radicals, optionally containing one or more groups selected from —O—, —NH—, —NR3, wherein R3 =straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon radical with up to 6 carbon atoms, and —C(?O)—,
and wherein the straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C1 to C9 hydrocarbon radicals are optionally
substituted by one or more OH— and/or —NH2 groups, and

E optionally comprises
E11=—O—C(?O)—R21,

wherein R21 = straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C1 to C6 hydrocarbon radicals, optionally containing one
or more groups selected from —O—, —NH—, —NR3—, —C(?O)—, and wherein the straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C1 to C6 hydrocarbon radicals are
substituted by one or more OH-groups, wherein R3 = straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated hydrocarbon radical with up to 6 carbon atoms, and

R12 =—Z-(E)y, wherein

E =E12 =—O—C(?O)—R22, wherein

R22 = straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C7 to C22 hydrocarbon radical, optionally containing one
or more groups selected from —O—, —NH—, —NR3—, wherein R3 is as defined above, and —C(?O)—, and wherein straight chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C7 to C22 hydrocarbon
radical is also optionally substituted by one or more OH-groups,

Z =a bivalent or trivalent straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C2 to C20 hydrocarbon residue,
wherein Z optionally further comprises one or more groups selected from
*—O—**, *—NH—** and

wherein * and ** and *** denote bonds to different carbons in the C2 to C20 hydrocarbon residue,
and wherein Z is substituted by one or more —OH groups, or
wherein Z is a bivalent or trivalent straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated or unsaturated C2 to C20 hydrocarbon
residue, and

y=1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 9,859,790

POWER DETECTION AND TRANSMISSION CIRCUIT COUPLING ANALOG INPUT SIGNAL ON PRIMARY SIDE TO SECONDARY SIDE FOR POWER INFORMATION CALCULATION AND RELATED POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A power detection and transmission circuit, comprising:
a first conversion circuit, electrically connected to a power supply module to receive an analog input signal, the first conversion
circuit arranged for converting the analog input signal to a first pulse width modulation (PWM) signal;

a second conversion circuit, for converting a second PWM signal to an analog regenerated signal, and transmitting the analog
regenerated signal to a microcontroller, wherein the microcontroller calculates power information of the power supply module
according to the analog regenerated signal; and

a signal coupling circuit, coupled between the first conversion circuit and the second conversion circuit, the signal coupling
circuit arranged for coupling the first PWM signal to the second conversion circuit and accordingly generating the second
PWM signal.

US Pat. No. 9,859,239

RE-DISTRIBUTION LAYER STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A re-distribution layer structure, disposed on a substrate, the substrate having a pad and a protective layer, wherein
the protective layer has a first opening, the first opening exposes a part of the pad, and the re-distribution layer structure
comprises:
a first patterned insulating layer, disposed on the protective layer and comprising a second opening and at least one trench,
wherein the second opening is corresponded to the first opening so as to expose a part of the pad;

a re-distribution layer, disposed on the first patterned insulating layer and comprising a pad portion and a wire portion,
wherein the pad portion is located on the first patterned insulating layer, the wire portion comprises a body and at least
one root protruding from the body, the body is located on the first patterned insulating layer and extends from the pad portion
into the first opening and the second opening so as to connect with the pad, and the at least one root extends into the at
least one trench;

a second patterned insulating layer, disposed on the first patterned insulating layer, the second patterned insulating layer
covering the wire portion and exposing a part of the pad portion; and

a patterned metal composite layer, disposed on the re-distribution layer, wherein a width of the patterned metal composite
layer is greater than a width of the re-distribution layer.

US Pat. No. 9,859,106

REFLECTRONS AND METHODS OF PRODUCING AND USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A method of assembling a reflectron comprising:
inserting a plurality of ion lenses into an assembly jig comprising a plurality of slots each sized and arranged to receive
a single ion lens and position the ion lens substantially parallel to each other, wherein at least one of the plurality of
ion lenses comprises a plurality of separate and individual conductors spanning the aperture from a first side to a second
side of a first surface of the at least one ion lens, each of the plurality of conductors attached to the first surface at
the first side and at the second side, in which the plurality of individual conductors are each substantially parallel to
each other and are positioned in a same plane;

inserting at least one transverse rod through rod apertures in each of the inserted ion lenses in the assembly jig; and
coupling the inserted transverse rod to each of the inserted ion lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,858,998

SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD OF SEMICONDUCTOR STORAGE DEVICE WITH DETECTING LEVELS OF A MULTI-ARY SIGNAL

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A semiconductor storage device, comprising:
N word lines, N being an integer of four or greater;
M bit lines that intersect with the word lines, M being an integer of two or greater;
multiple memory cells placed at positions where the word lines and the bit lines intersect, the memory cell storing binary
data; and

a read circuit connected to the M bit lines, the read circuit detecting levels of a multi-ary signal,
wherein the read circuit detects levels of a quarternary signal on a bit line selected from the M bit lines, and
the semiconductor storage device performs an error operation if data based on the detection results for signal levels is determined
to be incorrect.

US Pat. No. 9,856,824

AIRCRAFT NOZZLE SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an aircraft having a combined cycle powerplant and the combined cycle powerplant includes:
a gas turbine engine operable to provide propulsive power in a first configuration and having a gas turbine engine centerline;
a ramjet operable to provide propulsive power in a second configuration and having a ramjet centerline offset from the gas
turbine engine centerline;

an engine partition structure located between the gas turbine engine and the ramjet and oriented to define part of a flowpath
of the gas turbine engine, the engine partition structure being fixed relative to the gas turbine engine centerline; and

a nozzle having a movable nozzle assembly, the movable nozzle assembly configured to translate axially relative to the gas
turbine engine centerline to vary an exhaust of the flowpath of the gas turbine engine, the movable nozzle assembly having
a convergent upstream portion forming a surface of the flowpath of the gas turbine engine in the first configuration, the
movable nozzle assembly also having a divergent portion downstream of the convergent upstream portion that permits an expansion
of an exhaust flow for the combined cycle powerplant,

wherein the convergent upstream portion of the movable nozzle assembly moves relative to the engine partition structure and
cooperates with the engine partition structure to open and close the exhaust of the flowpath of the gas turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 9,855,527

METHOD FOR CLEANING BYPASS GASES OF THE CEMENT OR MINERAL INDUSTRY, AND SYSTEM OF THE CEMENT OR MINERAL INDUSTRY

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A method for cleaning bypass gases extracted from a plant offgas of the cement or mineral industry comprising:
cooling down a removed bypass gas from a cement or mineral processing plant to a temperature of between 500° C. and 150° C.;
coarsely dedusting the bypass gas, the dust burden being reduced by between 30% and 95%;
reducing gaseous constituents contained in the partly dedusted bypass gas by at least catalytically reducing nitrogen oxides
either alone or together with one or more of hydrocarbons, and carbon monoxide present in the bypass gas;

finely dedusting the bypass gas;
injecting a reducing agent into the bypass gas; and
passing the bypass gas through a separator doped with catalytically active components, said injecting step and passing step
being configured to aid in a reduction of nitrogen oxides in the bypass gas,

wherein said cooling and dedusting steps are performed with the use of a hybrid filter having at least a first and a second
chamber, said coarse dedusting step taking place in the first chamber, and both of said steps of reducing nitrogen oxides
and finely dedusting taking place in the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,855,187

ORAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE USE THEREOF

Trudell Medical Internati...

23. An oral device comprising:
an extraoral handle;
a bolus simulator comprising a non-removable jacket having a textured exterior surface and defining a closed interior cavity
not in fluid communication with said exterior surface during use such that any material contained in said closed interior
cavity cannot be swallowed or aspirated, a reinforcement member comprising a ring coupled to said jacket and extending around
at least a portion of a periphery of said bolus simulator, wherein said ring defines an opening having a central axis, and
a hydrophilic coating covering at least a portion of said exterior surface; and

a tether connecting said extraoral handle and said bolus simulator, wherein said tether and said extraoral handle define a
longitudinal axis perpendicular to said central axis of said opening of said ring.

US Pat. No. 9,860,937

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BRIDGING TO A LTE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NETGEAR, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A bridge system for enabling one or more prior generation user devices to dynamically couple with a LTE-based wireless
communication network, the system comprising:
an external module external to a building for communicatively coupling:
via a first interface, with an internal module within the building that communicatively couples with the one or more prior
generation user devices, and

via a second interface, with the LTE-based wireless communication network;
where a communication coupling between the external module and the internal module enables communication between the one or
more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication network;

where the internal module, based on a signal quality of the LTE-based wireless communication network at a point internal to
the building, dynamically selects between using:

the internal module and the external module, or
only the internal module,
for enabling communication between the one or more prior generation user devices and the LTE-based wireless communication
network;

where an interface between the internal module and the one or more prior generation user devices enables communication between
the internal module and the one or more prior generation user devices using a different protocol; and

where a LTE-based wireless communication is converted to the different protocol and communicated to the one or more prior
generation user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,859,399

LATERAL DIFFUSED SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE WITH RING FIELD PLATE

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A lateral diffused semiconductor device, comprising:
a substrate;
a first isolation and a second isolation comprising at least portions disposed in the substrate to define an active area;
a first drift region and a second drift region disposed in the active area, wherein the second drift region is disposed in
the first drift region;

a gate structure on the substrate;
a source region of a transistor in the second drift region;
a drain region of a transistor in the first drift region; and
a continuous double-ring field plate on the substrate, wherein the continuous double-ring field plate fully surrounds the
source region and the drain region, and comprises a first portion between the source region and the drain region of the same
transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,855,213

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

ANTECIP BIOVENTURES II LL...

1. A method of treating pain associated with complex regional pain syndrome comprising orally administering zoledronic acid
to a human being in need thereof, wherein the amount of zoledronic acid orally administered to the human being within a period
of about one month is about 200 mg to about 500 mg.

US Pat. No. 9,859,791

HIGH EFFICIENCY HIGH VOLTAGE CHARGE PUMP ACTUATOR FOR CAPACITIVE LOAD

DSP GROUP LTD., Herzliya...

1. A method for charge-reuse, the method comprises:
performing multiple repetitions of the steps of:
operating a second capacitive load while the second capacitive load is disconnected from a first capacitive load; wherein
the second capacitive load is a Microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) capacitive load or a Nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS)
capacitive load;

electrically coupling a first capacitive load to a second capacitive load via a path that comprises an inductor; charging
the first capacitive load with a second charge provided from the second capacitive load;

electrically disconnecting the first capacitive load, the second capacitive load and the inductor from each other;
feeding the inductor with a supply current provided by a supply circuit;
disconnecting the inductor from the supply circuit and coupling the inductor to the first capacitive load;
charging the first capacitive load by the inductor;
electrically coupling the first capacitive load to the second capacitive load via the path that comprises the inductor;
charging the second capacitive load with a first charge provided from the first capacitive load; and
operating the second capacitive load while the second capacitive load is disconnected from the first capacitive load.

US Pat. No. 9,857,145

TARGET-DESIGNATION DETECTION USED TO SHUTTER CAMERA IMAGES FOR LOCATING TARGET

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A seeker for a Semi-Active Laser (SAL) guided missile, the seeker comprising:
a Short-Wave Infra-Red (SWIR) camera comprising:
a focal plane array having an imaging region comprising a plurality of pixels; and
an optical lens stack configured to receive SWIR light from a scene aligned along an optical axis of the optical lens stack
and further configured to focus at least a portion of the received SWIR light onto the imaging region of the focal plane array
thereby forming an image of the aligned scene, the image comprising pixel intensity data generated by the plurality of pixels;
and

a Pulse Timing Logic (PTL) detector comprising:
a SWIR photo detector aligned parallel to the optical axis so as to be operable to detect a sequence of SWIR pulses generated
by a SAL target designator and reflected by the aligned scene; and

a pulse timer configured to identify a sequence pattern of the detected sequence of SWIR pulses, and further configured to
predict a timing of a next SWIR pulse in the identified sequence pattern so as to synchronize the SWIR camera exposure to
capture a next image of the aligned scene at the predicted timing of the next SWIR pulse.

US Pat. No. 9,855,562

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING WHOLE HEMP STALKS INCLUDING EXTRACTING OIL FROM PROCESSED HEMP

Hemp Sense Inc., Gilbert...

1. A method of processing whole hemp stalks at a single location, each whole hemp stalk including bast fiber and shive, the
method comprising:
providing the whole hemp stalks at said location;
using a shredder at said location, reducing the whole hemp stalks into particulate hemp which is smaller in size than the
whole hemp stalks and still includes bast fiber and shive;

at said location, processing the particulate hemp without separating bast fiber and shive including:
reducing the particulate hemp in size so as to lie in a first range between 25 microns and 500 microns so as to be usable
for further processing of the particulate hemp into one of a plurality of different products each with different size;

wherein the particulate hemp includes unseparated bast fiber and shive throughout the step of processing the particulate hemp.

US Pat. No. 9,855,463

MANAGING PHYSIOLOGICAL EXERCISE DATA

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. A system, comprising:
a plurality of physiological exercise sensors associated with at least one of an exercise device, a first exerciser, or a
second exerciser;

a display;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory including a computer prog-ram code, wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are
configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the system to perform operations comprising:

acquiring physiological exercise data in an electronic format using the plurality of physiological exercise sensors applied
by the first exerciser and the second exerciser, the plurality of physiological exercise sensors comprising at least one of
a heart activity sensor, a cadence sensor, or a power sensor;

determining a first performance metric for the first exerciser and a second performance metric for the second exerciser on
the basis of the acquired physiological exercise data;

detecting whether or not a predetermined common target is collectively fulfilled by the first and second exercisers on the
basis of the first and second performance metrics;

triggering an event in response to detecting that the first and second exercisers collectively fulfill the predetermined common
target such that the first and second exercisers have a direct effect on whether or not the event is triggered;

detecting whether or not the first performance metric and the second performance metric individually fulfill the predetermined
common target simultaneously;

triggering the event in response to detecting that the first performance metric and the second performance metric individually
fulfill the predetermined common target simultaneously such that the first and second exercisers have a direct effect on whether
or not the event is triggered; and

displaying the event on the display to at least one of the first exerciser or the second exerciser.

US Pat. No. 9,860,974

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE ON ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT BOARD

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

7. An electronic device, comprising:
a substrate having a plurality of electronic components and conductive traces disposed on the substrate;
a chassis ground disposed on the substrate and forming a chassis ground plane; and
a voltage surge attractor comprising:
a cylindrical main body having a bottom end configured to be mounted to a printed circuit board and a top end;
a cone portion in the shape of a conical frustum, the cone portion extending from the top end of the main body in which a
base of the cone portion is on the top end of the main body and the cone portion tapers upward from base to a cone top; and

a cap extending upward from the cone top, the cap having one of a spherical shape, a spheroidal shape, or an ellipsoidal shape;
wherein the bottom end of the voltage surge attractor is mounted on the substrate in electrical connection to the chassis
ground plane, and the main body extends away from the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,860,605

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING SOURCE TRANSMISSION RATE FOR VIDEO STREAMING BASED ON QUEUING DELAY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method for controlling transmission rate for video streaming from a source to a destination based on a receive queuing
delay, the method comprising:
determining a peak destination receive rate (B_dest_max);
determining a most recent source transmission bitrate (B_source);
determining the receive queuing delay (T_delay) for a packet transmitted from the source to the destination over a packet
switched network; and

adjusting a source transmission rate by lowering the source transmission rate to a predetermined value (B_source_min) for
a time period equal to:

T_delay*(B_source/(B_dest_max?B_source_min)).

US Pat. No. 9,859,140

FAST SWAP DUAL SUBSTRATE TRANSPORT FOR LOAD LOCK

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A processing tool system constructed to supply semiconductor substrates to a process chamber according to a predetermined
sequence, the process chamber processing the substrate in a process cycle, the processing tool system comprising:
a front end delivery module having multiple substrate cassette docks and at least one delivery port;
a housing having a load lock chamber constructed therein, the load lock chamber having a process port configured for connection
to the process chamber and a chamber delivery port configured for connection to the at least one delivery port;

a first valve for opening and closing the process port according to the predetermined sequence;
a second valve for opening and closing the chamber delivery port according to the predetermined sequence;
a pump connected to the housing and arranged for cycling the load lock chamber, with the first and second valves closed between
different load lock atmospheres, at least one of which enables opening of the first valve, and at least another of which enables
opening of the second valve;

a transport mounted in the load lock chamber, the transport being configured to move substrates into the process chamber for
processing;

a process controller connected to the process chamber, first and second valves and the transport for controlling the operation
thereof in the predetermined sequence;

wherein the controller is configured to effect a time of the predetermined sequence to cycle the load lock chamber between
the different load lock atmospheres within no more than one process cycle of no more than one process chamber; and

wherein the process port is disposed through a side of the housing such that the process chamber is connected to the load
lock chamber through the side of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,858,588

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DISPLAYING ATTRIBUTION CREDIT DATA BASED ON PARAMETERS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of providing, for display, attribution data associated with a plurality of events, comprising:
identifying, by a processor, a plurality of paths, each of the plurality of paths including a plurality of events, each event
corresponding to one of a plurality of channels and to parameter data comprising a plurality of parameters, each channel corresponding
one or more event types, each parameter comprising at least one of:

a position of the event within the path in which the event appears; or
a relative time of occurrence of the event with respect to a time of occurrence of another event within the path in which
the event appears;

identifying, from the plurality of paths, a first channel of the plurality of channels for which attribution credits are to
be determined, the first channel corresponding to a first set of one or more event types;

identifying, by the processor, for the first channel, a first set of events from the plurality of events of the plurality
of paths such that an event type of each event of the first set of events belongs to the first set of event types;

determining using an attribution model, by the processor, for the first channel, an attribution credit assigned to each event
of the first set of events;

calculating, by the processor, a total attribution credit for the first channel by adding the attribution credits assigned
to the first set of events;

identifying, from the plurality of paths, a plurality of event-parameter pairs associated with the first channel, each event-parameter
pair corresponding to an event of the first set of events, and one of the parameters associated with the event;

for each event-parameter pair,
determining a first event type of the event associated with the event-parameter pair and a parameter associated with the event;
identifying a second set of events, each of the second set of events having the first event type and associated with the parameter;
determining an aggregate of the attribution credits assigned to each event within the second set of events
determining, by the processor, a weighting for the event-parameter pair of the first channel by calculating a ratio of the
aggregate of the attribution credits to the total attribution credit, the weighting indicating a relative amount of attribution
credits assigned to the event when the event occurs within the plurality of paths at the at least one of the position or the
time of the parameter for the event-parameter pair; and

providing, for display, a visual object representing determined weightings for each event-parameter pair of the plurality
of event-parameter pairs, the visual object including an indicator indicating the determined weighting for at least one of
the plurality of the event-parameter pairs.

US Pat. No. 9,854,831

ORAL PRODUCT

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. An oral product, comprising a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity, the body comprising:
at least 10 weight percent of an extruded mouth-stable polymer matrix, the mouth-stable polymer matrix comprising one or more
mouth-stable polymers selected from the group consisting of polyurethane, a polyacrylate, polyethylene, poly(styrene-ethylene-butylene-styrene)
(SEBS), poly(styrene-butadiene-styrene)(SBS), and a combination thereof;

at least 10 weight percent of cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix that together form a fiber-polymer
matrix; and

nicotine or derivative thereof dispersed and absorbed within the fiber-polymer matrix such that the nicotine or derivative
thereof is released from the body when the body is received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva, wherein the body
has a compressibility @ 250 N of between 45% and 90% and a percentage of springiness of between 75% and 90%.

US Pat. No. 9,860,862

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A DEVICE TO PERFORM SHARED FUNCTIONALITY IN A DETERMINISTIC AND FAIR MANNER IN A WIRELESS DATA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method implemented in a first transceiver device of multiple transceiver devices in a data communication system configured
to distribute functionality among the multiple transceiver devices, the method comprising:
sending an identifier of the first transceiver device to other transceiver devices of the multiple transceiver devices;
receiving identifiers of the other transceiver devices;
updating a synchronization value for the data communication system, the updated synchronization value comprising a value used
to facilitate keeping the multiple transceiver devices synchronized;

generating for a given time, for each transceiver device of the multiple transceiver devices, a selection measure from the
updated synchronization value and the respective identifier of each of the transceiver devices;

ranking for the given time each of the multiple transceiver devices based on the generated selection measures; and
selecting, based on the ranking, one of the multiple transceiver devices as a transceiver to transmit a beacon at the given
time.

US Pat. No. 9,859,159

INTERCONNECTION STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. An interconnection structure, comprising:
a substrate having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a conductive through via disposed in the substrate and extended from the first surface beyond the second surface;
a dielectric layer disposed on the substrate, wherein the dielectric layer has an opening exposing a portion of the conductive
through via, and a top surface of the conductive through via protrudes from a bottom surface of the opening; and

a conductive layer disposed in the opening and in contact with the top surface and a portion of a side surface of the conductive
through via, wherein the conductive layer comprises a seed layer and a conductive material layer, and top surfaces of the
seed layer and the conductive material layer are respectively aligned with a top surface of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,858,531

FAULT TOLERANT SCALABLE MODULAR QUANTUM COMPUTER ARCHITECTURE WITH AN ENHANCED CONTROL OF MULTI-MODE COUPLINGS BETWEEN TRAPPED ION QUBITS

University of Maryland, ...

1. Large-scale modular quantum computer architecture, comprising:
a processor configured for receiving an input data to be computed and to control quantum computations in accordance with a
quantum algorithm and to output results of the computations;

a plurality of modular elementary logic units (ELUs), each modular ELU housing a plurality of stationary matter qubits and
constituting a high performance quantum memory register;

a photonic interconnect network propagating quantum degrees of freedom of said qubits and operatively coupled to said plurality
of modular ELUs, said photonic interconnect network being configured for multiplexing, under control of said processor, said
plurality of modular ELUs in a dynamically reconfigurable at least one multi-dimensional quantum computational structure supporting
a scheduled realization of at last one of at least first quantum gate is being realized between qubits housed in respective
distant modular ELUs arranged in said at least one multi-dimensional quantum computations structure, and wherein said at least
second quantum gate is being realized between qubits housed in a respective at least one of said plurality of modular ELUs,
and wherein said at least first and second quantum gates are being executed through application of predetermined qubit-state-dependent
forces to respective qubits;

a control sub-system configured to control said qubit-state-dependent forces for application of optimal control parameters
to multiple modes of motion of said qubits housed in said respective at least one ELU to suppress a mode crosstalk within
said respective at least one ELU, thereby enabling high fidelity operation of said at least one second quantum gate in said
respective at least one ELU for enhanced scalability of said quantum computer;

a photon detection sub-system operatively coupled to a respective at least one of said at least first and second quantum gates
via said photonic interconnect network to detect realization of said respective at least one of said at least first and second
quantum gates; and

a measurement sub-system operatively coupled to said detection sub-system and said at least on first and second quantum gates
to measure, upon detection of photons produced thereat, the states of qubits resulting from realization of said respective
at least one of said at least first and second quantum gates, said qubit's states being supplied to said processor for processing
and subsequent output in a form of computation results

wherein said stationary matter qubits include ion qubits, further comprising a laser sub-system generating laser beams with
predetermined characteristics and operatively coupled to said respective at least one ELU in a controlled manner in accordance
with said quantum algorithm to realize said at least one of said at least first and second quantum gates, wherein said control
sub-system is operatively coupled to said laser sub-system for shaping at least one of said laser beams to apply said optimally
controlled qubit state-dependent optical forces to a respective subset of said ion qubits,

wherein said laser sub-system includes:
a first laser configured for initialization of each of said ion qubits in said respective at least one ELU,
at least one second continuous-wave laser configured to simulate Raman transitions between said ion qubits and to produce
said qubit state-dependent optical forces, wherein said at least one second laser generates a first laser beam for illuminating
said plurality of ion qubits in said respective at least one ELU and a second laser beam for manipulating said respective
subset of adjacent ion qubits of interest, and

a third resonant laser configured to participate in said ion qubits states measurement by applying said third laser's beam
to said ion qubits states,

wherein said multiple modes of motion of said ion qubits are caused by application of at least one of said first laser's beam
and said first laser beam of said at least one second laser, and

wherein said optimal control parameters include a predetermined pulse shape of said second laser beam designed for disentanglement
of said multiple modes of motion of said ion qubits housed within said respective at least one ELU.

US Pat. No. 9,857,378

TUBERCULOSIS BIOMARKERS AND USES THEREOF

Caprion Proteomics Inc., ...

1. A method for determining whether a subject suspected of having active tuberculosis (TB) has active TB, the method comprising
determining the level of three or more markers selected from the group consisting of SELL, QSOX1, CD14, PEPD, PFN1, CPN2,
TAGLN2, VASN, PGLYRP2, IGFBP6, SEPP1, and LGALS3BP in a fluid sample(s) obtained from the subject

wherein the determining of the level of the three or more markers in the subject sample(s) is performed using mass spectrometry
or immunoassay; and

comparing the level of the three or more markers in the subject sample(s) with a control level of the three or more markers,
wherein the control level of the three or more markers is the level of the three or more markers in a fluid sample that is
the same type of fluid sample as the subject fluid sample and is the level in a subject that has latent TB; the level in a
subject that has an other respiratory disease (ORD); an average level in a fluid sample from a subject that has latent TB;
an average level in a fluid sample from a subject that has an ORD; and/or the level in a fluid sample previously obtained
from the subject,

wherein a difference in the level of the three or more markers in the subject sample(s) as compared to the control level of
the three or more markers indicates that the subject has active TB;

wherein the difference in the level is an increased level of SELL, CD14, PFN1, IGFBP6, LGALS3BP, and/or TAGLN2 in the subject
sample(s) relative to the control level of the corresponding marker, and/or a decreased level of PEPD, QSOX1, CPN2, VASN,
PGLYRP2, and/or SEPP1 in the subject sample(s) relative to the control level of the corresponding marker,

thereby determining whether the subject suspected of having active TB has active TB.

US Pat. No. 9,860,999

BENDABLE DISPLAY APPARATUS AND SUPPORTING DEVICE

FIRST DOME CORPORATION, ...

1. A bendable display apparatus, comprising:
two supporting devices each including:
a hinge module including:
a plurality of pivots parallel to each other and arranged in a row; and
a plurality of torsion units sleeved at the pivots, wherein two positioning portions are respectively arranged on two opposite
portions of the torsion units; and

two buffering modules respectively arranged at two opposite sides of the row of the pivots and respectively fixed on the two
positioning portions, each of the two buffering modules including:

an external linking member fixed on the corresponding positioning portion;
an internal linking member movably disposed on the external linking member;
a driving member having a first end portion and an opposite second end portion, wherein the first end portion is sleeved at
one of the pivots, and the second end portion is movable with respect to the external linking member; and

a transmitting member movably disposed on the external linking member, wherein the transmitting member is configured to be
driven by the second end portion to move the internal linking member;

wherein in each of the two supporting devices, the hinge module is bendable between an unfolded position and an inwardly folded
position along at least one of the pivots, and the torsion units are configured to stop the hinge module at a desired position
between the unfolded position and the inwardly folded position; when the hinge module is at the unfolded position, the supporting
device is a flat construction; when the hinge module is at the inwardly folded position, the supporting device is a curved
construction and the internal linking members are approximately arranged at the inner side of the curved construction;

wherein in each of the two supporting devices, when the hinge module is bent from the unfolded position toward the inwardly
folded position, the second end portion of the driving member of each of the buffering modules moves the corresponding internal
linking member away from the pivots by using the transmitting member;

a carrying plate fixed on the internal linking members of the two supporting devices; and
a soft display mounted on the carrying plate.

US Pat. No. 9,857,170

PLANAR WAVEGUIDE APPARATUS HAVING A PLURALITY OF DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL ELEMENTS

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A waveguide apparatus, comprising:
a planar waveguide having an at least partially transparent optical element comprising a first end, a second end, a first
face, and a second face, wherein the planar waveguide is configured to permit light beams emitted by or reflected from physical
objects that are located on a far side of the planar waveguide relative to a viewer to reach at least one eye of the viewer;
and

a plurality of diffractive optical elements comprising two dynamic diffractive optical elements and operatively coupled to
the planar waveguide, wherein

the two dynamic diffractive optical elements have different diffractive lens aspects such that when each of the two dynamic
diffractive elements is alternatively switched on, the each of the two dynamic diffractive elements focuses light to a different
focus distance,

the first and second ends of the planar waveguide are opposed to each other along a length of the planar waveguide,
the first and the second faces of the planar waveguide form an at least partially internally reflective optical path along
a portion of the length of the planar waveguide, and

the plurality of diffractive optical elements are configured to interrupt the at least partially internally reflective optical
path to provide a respective plurality of optical paths between an exterior and an interior of the planar waveguide via the
first face thereof at respective positions along the portion of the length of the planar waveguide.

US Pat. No. 9,856,146

MAGNESIUM OXIDE PARTICLES, MAGNESIUM OXIDE PARTICLE PRODUCTION METHOD, RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED BODY USING SUCH RESIN COMPOSITION, AND ADHESIVE OR GREASE

Sakai Chemical Industry C...

1. Magnesium oxide particles having
a BET specific surface area in a range from 0.1 to 17 m2/g, and

an ? dose in a range of 0.005 c/cm2·Hr or lower,

wherein the particles exhibit a relation between an X-ray diffraction peak intensity y (cps) at a Bragg angle (2?) in a range
from 42.80° to 43.00° and the BET specific surface area x (m2/g) as represented by following formula (1):

y??960x+33000  (1).

US Pat. No. 9,854,830

ORAL TOBACCO PRODUCT

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. An oral tobacco product, comprising a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity, the body comprising:
a mouth-stable polymer matrix comprising at least 60% weight percent of one or more mouth-stable polymers, the one or more
mouth-stable polymers comprising a polyurethane;

at least 10 weight percent of tobacco fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix that together form a fiber-polymer
matrix, the tobacco fibers having an average fiber size of less than 200 micrometers; and

an additive comprising nicotine or a derivative thereof that is absorbed into the fiber-polymer matrix,
wherein the body has a plurality of pores having a pore diameter of between 40 microns and 60 microns and a plurality of pores
having a pore diameter of between 1 micron and 10 microns,

wherein the body is formed by extruding a mixture comprising the one or more mouth-stable polymers and the tobacco fibers,
and

wherein the body has a compressibility @250 N of between 45% and 95%.

US Pat. No. 9,858,231

OPERATING SYSTEM CARD FOR MULTIPLE DEVICES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A main printed circuit board (PCB) card comprising:
a System on a Chip (SoC) configured to run an operating system (OS) stored on the main PCB card;
at least one dynamic random access memory (DRAM) device configured for use by the SoC;
at least one non-volatile memory device configured for use by the SoC; and
at least one connector being a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connector, the main PCB card configured to be interchangeably interfaced
with multiple types of shell computing devices by way of a slot included in a shell computing device, the slot being configured
to accommodate the main PCB card, each type of shell computing device being of a different form factor, each form factor being
representative of a different type of computing device, the at least one connector configured to be plugged into a mating
connector included in a shell computing device, and a width of the main PCB card being less than forty millimeters.

US Pat. No. 9,857,889

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING EVENT INVOCATION USING A STYLUS PEN

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. A method of handling event invocation in a device using a stylus pen having a front end and a distal end configured to
perform a touch input on a touch screen, the method comprising:
identifying an event invocation using the distal end of the stylus pen at a touchscreen of the device;
determining a currently running application if the event invocation using the distal end of the stylus pen is performed;
determining whether a predefined action corresponding to the currently running application is assigned for the event invocation
for the currently running application;

in response to determining that the predefined action is not assigned, displaying a request screen for assigning the predefined
action for the event invocation;

in response to determining that the predefined action is assigned, retrieving the predefined action for the event invocation;
and

performing the predefined action.

US Pat. No. 9,860,912

DYNAMIC CONFIGURATION OF UPLINK (UL) AND DOWNLINK (DL) FRAME RESOURCES FOR A TIME DIVISION DUPLEX (TDD) TRANSMISSION

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) configured to perform adaptive time division duplexing (TDD) hybrid automatic repeat
request (HARQ)-ACKnowledgement (ACK) reporting, the apparatus comprising one or more processors and memory configured to:
implement, at the UE, an adaptive uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration received from an eNodeB;
process, at the UE, a downlink (DL) HARQ reference configuration received from the eNodeB for a serving cell, wherein the
DL HARQ reference configuration received from the eNodeB is to be used in conjunction with the implemented adaptive UL-DL
configuration at the UE; and

format, at the UE, HARQ-ACK feedback for transmission on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) or physical uplink shared
channel (PUSCH) of the serving cell in accordance with the DL HARQ reference configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,858,036

AUTOMATIC AUDIO LEVEL ADJUSTMENT DURING MEDIA ITEM PRESENTATION

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:
identifying a set of media items from a playlist that were presented in a plurality of media players of computing devices,
each of the plurality of media players having a corresponding user, the set of media items including a first media item and
a second media item presented sequentially to the corresponding user;

determining, for each of the plurality of media players,
a first audio level value corresponding to an amplitude setting selected by a user of a respective media player during playback
of the first media item and

a second audio level value corresponding to an amplitude setting selected by the user of the respective media player during
playback of the second media item;

determining an audio level difference (ALD) value for each of the plurality of media players based on a corresponding first
audio level value and a corresponding second audio level value;

determining an aggregate ALD value based on ALD values determined for the plurality of media players; and
determining, based on the aggregate ALD value, a second audio level value for an amplitude setting to be provided for the
second media item in response to a request of a new user to play the second media item in relation to the playlist.

US Pat. No. 9,860,917

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING FRAME

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method of receiving a frame by a device in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:
receiving a frame where a symbol is attached to a previous version frame, the symbol including basic service set (BSS) information;
determining whether the device belongs to a BSS of a transmitter of the frame based on the BSS information, and
setting a clear channel assessment (CCA) level based on whether the device belongs to the BSS of the transmitter of the frame,
wherein the CCA level is set to a first level when the device belongs to the BSS of the transmitter of the frame and is set
to a second level being higher than the first level when the device does not belong to the BSS of the transmitter of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,856,435

POLYURETHANE/POLYACRYLIC HYBRID DISPERSIONS FOR SHINE APPLICATIONS IN HOME CARE

Lubrizol Advanced Materia...

1. Use of a composition as a hard surface cleaner and shine enhancer comprising:
applying the composition to a hard surface wherein the composition comprises:
0.001-50 wt. % of at least one detersive surfactant;
at least 10 wt. % of a diluent, the diluent including water; and
0.01-40 wt. % of particles consisting essentially of at least one of A) an anionic polyurethane polymer and B) an anionic
polyurethane hybrid polymer, as an aqueous dispersion, the particles having an mean particle size of less than 170 nm (as
measured by a Malvern Zetasizer Nano-S90 particle size analyzer with a data analysis by Zetasizer Software 6.12), wherein
the anionic polyurethane hybrid polymer B) is prepared from at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer in the presence
of a preformed polyurethane polymer, and

optionally, rinsing at least some of the applied composition from the hard surface;
wherein the anionic polyurethane polymer A) is the reaction product of:
(i) 10-80 wt. % of at least one of a polyester polyol and a polyether polyol, the at least one of the polyester polyol and
polyether polyol having a number average molecular weight of up to 4000 g/mol;

(ii) 2-10 wt. % of an anionic water dispersability enhancing monomer;
(iii) 10-80 wt. % of a polyisocyanate; and
optionally at least one of:
(iv) a low molecular weight polyol which is other than a polyester polyol and a polyether polyol;
(v) a nonionic water dispersibility enhancing monomer;
(vi) a chain extender;
(vii) a neutralizing agent; and
(viii) a non-reactive diluent; and
wherein the anionic polyurethane hybrid polymer B) comprises:
(1)an anionic polyurethane component which is the reaction product of:
(i) 10-80 wt. % at least one of a polyester polyol and a polyether polyol, the at least one of the polyester polyol and polyether
polyol having a number average molecular weight of up to 4000 g/mol;

(ii) 2-10 wt. % of an anionic water dispersability enhancing monomer;
(iii) 10-80 wt. % the polyisocyanate; and
optionally, at least one of:
(iv) a low molecular weight polyol which is other than a polyester polyol and a polyether polyol;
(v) a nonionic water dispersibility enhancing monomer;
(vi) a chain extender;
(vii) a neutralizing agent; and
(viii) a non-reactive diluent; and
(2) an addition polymer which is the reaction product of:
(ix) a vinyl aromatic monomer and a (meth)acrylate monomer; and
(x) an initiator.
US Pat. No. 9,856,255

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]QUINOLIN-2-ONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING CANCER

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound which is: 7-Fluoro-1-isopropyl-3-methyl-8-[6-[3-(1-piperidyl)propoxy]-3-pyridyl]imidazo[4,5-c]quinolin-2-one
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,860,977

TRANSPARENT FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HongQiSheng Precision Ele...

1. A transparent flexible printed circuit board (FPCB) comprising:
an insulating resin layer comprising a first surface and a second surface facing away from the first surface;
at least one through hole defined in the insulating resin layer through the first surface and the second surface;
a first electrically conductive wiring layer formed on the first surface;
a second electrically conductive wiring layer formed on the second surface, the first electrically conductive wiring layer
and the second electrically conductive wiring layer made of electrically conductive resin, the first electrically conductive
wiring layer and the second electrically conductive wiring layer filling in each through hole to form an electrically conductive
portion, each of the first electrically conductive wiring layer and the second electrically conductive wiring layer has a
plurality of wiring openings; and

a cover film covering each of the first electrically conductive wiring layer and the second electrically conductive wiring
layer, and further filling in the plurality of wiring openings.

US Pat. No. 9,860,852

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO FACILITATE SMALL CELL UPLINK POWER CONTROL IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
determining user equipment (UE) path loss information associated with one or more UE served by one or more small cell radios;
determining macro path loss information associated with each of the one or more small cell radios and a macro cell radio;
determining, at a central management entity, one or more sets of optimized power control parameters for uplink UE transmissions
for the one or more UE served by the one or more small cell radios based on the determined UE path loss information and the
determined macro path loss information, wherein the one or more sets of optimized power control parameters satisfy a first
interference constraint associated with limiting interference between the one or more small cell radios and satisfy a second
interference constraint associated with limiting interference toward the macro cell radio;

generating one or more messages for each of the one or more small cell radios identifying the one or more sets of optimized
power control parameters; and

setting, by each small cell radio of the one or more small cell radios, uplink transmit power for each UE served by each small
cell radio based, at least in part, on the identified one or more sets of optimized power control parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,856,884

VALVE FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a gas turbine engine having a compressor that includes a row of rotatable blades for compressing a working fluid between a
first flow surface and a second flow surface of the compressor;

a flow path operable to deliver an injection fluid radially inward to the compressor through an air flow port of the first
flow surface;

an air injection system for the compressor including a valve band extending across the air flow port and moveable in a circumferential
direction relative to the gas turbine engine to selectively permit the injection fluid to flow into the compressor;

wherein the valve band includes a first end that is fixed relative to the gas turbine engine,
wherein the valve band moves radially to open and close the air flow port, and
which further includes a biasing member to resist closing of the air flow port with the valve band.

US Pat. No. 9,860,929

USER EQUIPMENT, A NETWORK NODE, AND METHODS FOR DEVICE DISCOVERY IN DEVICE TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATIONS IN A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method in a first user equipment for adjusting a beacon signal to be detected by at least one second user equipment in
a wireless telecommunications network, which beacon signal is transmitted in order to enable an establishment of Device-to-Device,
D2D, communication between the first user equipment and the at least one second user equipment,
characterized in that the method comprises
determining a requirement of an application in the first user equipment for which the D2D communication is to be established;
and

adjusting, prior to transmitting the beacon signal, the transmit power of the beacon signal based on the requirement,
wherein the requirement comprises a required data transfer rate of the application.

US Pat. No. 9,857,822

CONTROL SYSTEM WITH ALWAYS ON CALIBRATION AND TEST AND CALIBRATION AND TEST CIRCUIT

BAE Systems Controls Inc....

1. A system comprising:
an AC reference voltage generating circuit configured to generate an AC reference voltage having a first frequency, wherein
the AC reference voltage generating circuit comprises a D/A converter, and wherein the D/A converter receives an input DC
voltage from an on-board DC power supply as a DC reference voltage and a frequency control signal, the frequency control signal
controlling the first frequency;

an adding circuit configured to add the AC reference voltage to an AC voltage output from a sensor, the AC voltage having
a second frequency, the adding circuit including a first resistor having a first end coupled to the AC reference voltage,
a second resistor having a first end coupled to the AC voltage, a second end of the first resistor is coupled to a second
end of the second resistor, a bias voltage is added to the AC reference voltage and the AC voltage to generate an added AC
voltage;

a signal condition circuit configured to adjust an amplitude of the added AC voltage by an adjustment amount;
an A/D converter configured to convert the adjusted AC voltage into digital signals; and
a processor configured to execute a first discrete fourier transform of the digital signals at the first frequency corresponding
to the reference AC voltage and a second discrete fourier transform of the digital signals at the second frequency corresponding
to the AC voltage and configured to determine a calibrated output based on the first discrete fourier transform and the second
discrete fourier transform.

US Pat. No. 9,857,556

APPARATUS FOR AUTO FOCUS

JAHWA electronics Co., Lt...

1. An apparatus for auto focus, comprising:
a first frame having a magnet;
a second frame having an auto focus (AF) coil for moving the first frame in an optical axis direction and a yoke being provided
at a back of the auto focus coil and giving an attractive force to the magnet; and

a plurality of balls arranged in the optical axis direction and located between the first frame and the second frame so that
the first frame and the second frame are maintained to be spaced apart from each other,

wherein an entire height of the plurality of balls is equal to or higher than a height of the magnet on the basis of the optical
axis direction and an entire height of the yoke is equal to or higher than the entire height of the plurality of balls, and
a side of the first frame where the magnet is provided and a side of the second frame where the auto focus coil is provided
face each other, and the plurality of balls are positioned between the side of the first frame where the magnet is provided
and the side of the second frame where the AF coil and the yoke are provided,

wherein an outer circumference of a top end of an uppermost ball is located at a height equal to or higher than the top end
of the magnet, which is moved to an uppermost location by means of auto focusing, and wherein an outer circumference of a
bottom end of a lowermost ball is located at a height equal to or lower than the bottom end of the magnet, which is moved
to a lowermost location by means of auto focusing, on the basis of the optical axis direction.

US Pat. No. 9,854,839

ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICE AND METHOD

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:
a casing extending in a longitudinal direction;
a mouth-end insert at an end of the casing;
at least one air inlet in communication with said mouth-end insert, the at least one air inlet formed in the casing, the at
least one air inlet configured to establish a desired resistance-to-draw; and

a metallic plate insert on an inner surface of the casing, the metallic plate insert defining a hole therein, the hole superposed
with the at least one air inlet.

US Pat. No. 9,860,942

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DISPLAY DEVICE

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An organic light emitting diode (OLED) display device, comprising:
a substrate having a display region and a non-display region surrounding the display region;
an OLED on the substrate in the display region;
an adhesive layer on the OLED and over the substrate including the display region and the non-display region;
an encapsulation substrate bonded, via the adhesive layer, to the substrate in the display region and the non-display region
such that the encapsulation substrate and the substrate face each other; and

a step-difference compensator interposed between the encapsulation substrate and the substrate to correspond to the non-display
region and configured to compensate for a step difference between the display region and the non-display region,

wherein a distance between an upper surface of the OLED and the encapsulation substrate in the display region is substantially
equal to a distance between the substrate and the step-difference compensator in the non-display region when the step-difference
compensator is formed between the encapsulation substrate and the adhesive layer, and

wherein the distance between the upper surface of the OLED and the encapsulation substrate in the display region is substantially
equal to a distance between the encapsulation substrate and the step-difference compensator when the step-difference compensator
is formed between the substrate and the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 9,860,536

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR HIGH-RESOLUTION STORAGE OF IMAGES

Enforcement Video, LLC, ...

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,857,038

RECESSED DOWNLIGHT FIXTURE AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING AND UNIVERSALLY ADJUSTING THE FIXTURE IN A NEW CONSTRUCTION APPLICATION

Ketra, Inc., Austin, TX ...

1. A recessed downlight fixture, comprising:
a plate having a planar surface configured to extend between ceiling joists;
a circular base coupled around an opening within the plate;
a luminaire housing having a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion of the luminaire housing is rotatable
within the circular base and the second portion of the luminaire housing is tiltable relative to the first portion of the
luminaire housing;

a first lever accessible through the opening within the plate for frictionally engaging the first portion of the luminaire
housing to the circular base, wherein the first portion of the luminaire housing further comprises a first lever pin that
extends through a portion of the first lever between protrusions on the first portion of the luminaire housing about which
the first lever is moveable to secure the first portion of the luminaire housing from rotating within the circular base; and

a second lever accessible through the opening within the plate for frictionally engaging the second portion of the luminaire
housing to the first portion of the luminaire housing.

US Pat. No. 9,861,017

METHOD AND SHIELDING UNITS FOR INDUCTIVE ENERGY COILS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:
an inductive energy coil configured for inductive energy transfer;
a first shielding unit comprising an opening through the first shielding unit, wherein the first shielding unit is located
in parallel to the inductive energy coil, and wherein the opening through the first shielding unit is arranged to be located
so that the opening at least partially reveals the inductive energy coil electromagnetic radiation wherein a transmission
or reception of the inductive energy coil electromagnetic radiation is enabled through the opening and is blocked by portions
of the first shielding unit surrounding the opening, said opening allowing the electromagnetic radiation to be transmitted
to or received from another inductive energy device; and

a second shielding unit, wherein the second shielding unit is located in parallel to the inductive energy coil so that the
inductive energy coil is enabled for transmission or reception of electromagnetic radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,860,844

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

7. A temperature control apparatus, comprising:
a processing component; and
a storage component configured to store instructions executable by the processing component;
wherein the processing component is configured to:
determine a present state of a user interface of a terminal when a present temperature of the terminal reaches a predetermined
temperature threshold, the present state of the user interface being an interacting state or a non-interacting state; and

perform a corresponding temperature control strategy on the terminal according to the present state of the user interface,
wherein when the predetermined temperature threshold is a first predetermined temperature threshold, the processing component
is further configured to perform the corresponding temperature control strategy on the terminal according to the present state
of the user interface by:

reducing a screen power consumption of the terminal, and a charging power consumption of the terminal to a predetermined charging
power consumption threshold, if the present state of the user interface is the interacting state, and

closing at least one of application programs running in the terminal according to a priority list of the application programs,
if the present state of the user interface is the non-interacting state.

US Pat. No. 9,860,552

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DERIVATION OF MOTION VECTOR CANDIDATE AND MOTION VECTOR PREDICTION CANDIDATE

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method for deriving a motion vector predictor (MVP) for a motion vector (MV) of a current block in Inter, or Merge, or
Skip mode, the method being executed by a processor and comprising:
receiving motion vectors (MVs) associated with reference blocks of the current block, wherein the reference blocks comprise
at least one neighboring reference block of the current blocks;

determining at least one first spatial search MV associated with a first MV searching order and at least one second spatial
search MV associated with a second MV searching order for each neighboring reference block;

determining whether a first available-first spatial search MV exists for said at least one neighboring reference block according
to the first MV searching order, and when the first available-first spatial search MV exists for said at least one neighboring
reference block, providing the first available-first spatial search MV as a spatial MVP for the current block; and

determining whether a first available-second spatial search MV exists for said at least one neighboring reference block according
to the second MV searching order only if none of first spatial search MVs for said at least one neighboring reference block
is available;

wherein a process of redundancy check is performed after the spatial MVP and at least another MVP are derived.

US Pat. No. 9,860,548

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PALETTE TABLE PREDICTION AND SIGNALING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of palette coding for a picture, wherein the picture is divided into multiple coding units (CU), the method comprising:
receiving input data associated with a current palette table for a current coding unit;
identifying a palette predictor table;
determining reuse flags to indicate whether individual palette values in the palette predictor table are used in the current
palette table, wherein one reuse flag is assigned a first value if one corresponding palette value in the palette predictor
table is not used in the current palette table, and said one reuse flag is assigned a second value if said one corresponding
palette value in the palette predictor table is used in the current palette table; and

signaling information of the current palette table according to run-lengths of the reuse flags having the first value for
the current coding unit, wherein each run-length is counted as a first number of zero or more consecutive reuse flags having
the first value between two neighboring reuse flags having the second value, or zero or more leading reuse flags of the current
block having the first value or zero or more trailing reuse flags of the current block having the first value.

US Pat. No. 9,860,528

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SCALABLE VIDEO CODING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of Motion Vector Predictor (MVP) derivation or merge candidate derivation for scalable video coding, wherein video
data is configured into a Base Layer (BL) and an Enhancement Layer (EL) and wherein the EL has higher spatial resolution or
better video quality than the BL, the method comprising:
identifying motion information for a BL block that corresponds to a current EL block;
constructing a candidate list for the current EL block by including MVP candidates or merge candidates for the current EL
block and replacing a candidate thereof with a motion vector derived from the motion information for the BL block; and

encoding or decoding the current EL block based on the candidate list, wherein an index associated with a selected EL candidate
in the candidate list is incorporated in a bitstream at an encoder side or derived from the bitstream at a decoder side.

US Pat. No. 9,857,820

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SIMULATING AN ELECTRIC/ELECTRONIC LOAD

DSPACE DIGITAL SIGNAL PRO...

1. A device connectable to a control device for emulating at least one inductive load being connected to at least one terminal
of the control device, the device comprising:
a processing unit configured to at least one of compute and make available a control variable based on a plurality of inductive
load parameters corresponding to the at least one inductive load being emulated; and

a power supply device including at least one auxiliary voltage source configured to form at least one of a current source
and a current sink and configured to receive the control variable from the processing unit, the at least one auxiliary source
configured to draw a current from the control device or impress a current on the control device based on the received control
variable.

US Pat. No. 9,856,963

DRIVING FORCE TRANSMISSION MECHANISM

Keihin Corporation, Toky...

1. A driving force transmission mechanism having a plurality of gears, for transmitting a driving force from a driving section,
comprising:
a drive gear connected to the driving section and having a plurality of first gear teeth on an outer circumferential region
thereof;

a driven gear having a plurality of second gear teeth on an outer circumferential region thereof, which are enmeshed with
the first gear teeth, the driven gear being enmeshed with the drive gear;

a positioning member provided on the outer circumferential regions of the drive gear and the driven gear, the positioning
member being adjacent to the first gear teeth or the second gear teeth, for performing positioning of the drive gear and the
driven gear in a direction of rotation thereof; and

a meshing member disposed on an interior of the positioning member for causing the drive gear and the driven gear to enmesh
mutually,

wherein the positioning member further comprises:
a groove disposed on one of the drive gear and the driven gear, the groove being formed by leaving out one end of one of the
first gear teeth and the second gear teeth in a rotation axis direction of one of the drive gear and the driven gear so as
to have a diameter smaller than a teeth end diameter of the one of the first gear teeth and the second gear teeth; and

an engagement member formed on another of the drive gear and the driven gear that does not have the groove, the engagement
member being configured to be inserted into the groove,

wherein the meshing member further comprises:
one intermediate meshing tooth disposed on one of the drive gear and the driven gear, the meshing tooth being formed with
the same diameter as a teeth end diameter of the first gear teeth or the second gear teeth and with a width narrower than
a width of the first gear teeth or the second gear teeth; and

a meshing groove formed on another of the drive gear and the driven gear that does not have the meshing tooth, the meshing
groove being configured to be enmeshed with the meshing tooth, the meshing groove being formed only between a pair of adjacent
teeth and being sized to position only the intermediate meshing tooth therebetween, the intermediate meshing tooth being shorter
in the width direction than the adjacent teeth in the rotation axis direction of the one of the drive gear and the driven
gear,

wherein the engagement member is constituted from an adjacent pair of the first gear teeth or the second gear teeth, and a
wall portion that adjoins the pair of the first gear teeth or the second gear teeth, the meshing groove being disposed in
an interior region surrounded only by the pair of the adjacent first gear teeth or the second gear teeth and the wall portion,

wherein the engagement member is formed such that the wall portion protrudes outward from an end of the pair of the first
gear teeth or the second gear teeth in a width direction on the another of the drive gear and the driven gear that has the
engagement member,

wherein the engagement member has a U-shape formed only by the pair of the first gear teeth or the second gear teeth and the
wall portion when viewed from a radial direction, and

wherein the meshing tooth enmeshes with the meshing groove, in a state where the engagement member is inserted into the groove
for performing positioning, and the wall portion enmeshes with the groove, and

wherein the meshing groove of the engagement member meshes with the groove and the meshing tooth so as to position the drive
gear relative to the driven gear in a first position, prior to rotation of the respective gears.

US Pat. No. 9,856,289

PEPTIDES CAPABLE OF REACTIVATING P53 MUTANTS

Yeda Research and Develop...

1. A recombinant or synthetic peptide comprising an the amino-acid sequence set forth in any one of SEQ ID NOs: 20, 253, 268,
273, 275, 280, 282, 298, 302, 307, 310, 313, 314, 321, 328, 377, 378, 379, 380, 381 or 382, wherein said peptide at least
partially reactivates a mutant p53 protein; and wherein said peptide is up to 30 amino-acids in length.

US Pat. No. 9,860,990

CIRCUIT BOARD STRUCTURE WITH CHIPS EMBEDDED THEREIN AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOARDTEK ELECTRONICS CORP...

1. A circuit board structure with chips embedded therein, comprising: at least one power module including: an insulating material
having a first surface and an opposite second surface; a power unit at least partially covered by the insulating material,
and the power unit including: an electrically and thermally conductive carrier having a transmitting portion and a carrying
portion perpendicularly connected to the transmitting portion; and a plurality of power chips each having a first electrode
layer and an opposite second electrode layer, wherein the first electrode layers are fixed on and electrically connected to
the carrying portion in parallel, and the power chips are arranged at one side of the transmitting portion; and a circuit
layer disposed on the first surface of the insulating material, wherein the circuit layer is electrically connected to the
electrically and thermally conductive carrier and the power chips, so the power chips of the at least one power module are
configured to be individually tested through the circuit layer and the electrically and thermally conductive carrier; and
a multi-layer board, wherein the at least one power module is embedded in the multi-layer board after testing to ensure that
the at least one power module is provided without any defect, wherein the transmitting portion includes a connecting pad connected
to the carrier circuit and a plurality of connecting columns connected to the connecting pad and the carrying portion, the
power unit includes an insulating support arranged between the connecting pad and the carrying portion, and the connecting
columns are embedded in the insulating support.

US Pat. No. 9,860,889

METHODS FOR INDICATING AND DETERMINING UPLINK/DOWNLINK CONFIGURATION, BASE STATION AND TERMINAL

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for indicating uplink/downlink configuration, comprising steps of:
determining, by a base station, uplink/downlink configuration information; and
transmitting, by the base station, the uplink/downlink configuration information to at least one terminal via a Downlink Control
Indicator (DCI) message, so that the at least one terminal parses the DCI message in accordance with predetermined DCI configuration
information and determines its own uplink/downlink configuration from the DCI message, the DCI message comprising at least
one uplink/downlink configuration information domain, at least one of the uplink/downlink configuration information domains
in the DCI message being parsed by the at least one terminal, the uplink/downlink configuration information domain being configured
to carry the uplink/downlink configuration information,

wherein the DCI configuration information further comprises a length of a valid information domain in the DCI message, or
a length of a vacant region in the DCI message.

US Pat. No. 9,858,850

IMAGE ADJUSTING METHOD AND RELATED DISPLAY

BenQ Corporation, Taipei...

1. An image adjusting method comprising:
generating a gray level histogram of an image;
dividing the gray level histogram into at least one first zone and at least one second zone, wherein a gray level of the first
zone is greater than a gray level of the second zone;

comparing a total amount of pixels in the first zone with a threshold; and
utilizing a modification function to decrease luminance of each pixel within the first zone when the total amount of pixels
in the first zone is greater than the threshold to reduce contrast between the first zone and the second zone.

US Pat. No. 9,860,946

CIRCUIT TOPOLOGY FOR DRIVING HIGH-VOLTAGE LED SERIES CONNECTED STRINGS

Maxim Integrated Products...

1. A backlighting system comprising:
one or more LED strings;
a high-voltage source;
one or more low-voltage regulators coupled in a feedback loop, the one or more low-voltage regulators have a polarity opposite
that of the high-voltage source, the high-voltage source and the one or more low-voltage regulators provide voltage differences
across the one or more LED strings to illuminate the one or more LED strings without a current source, the one or more low-voltage
regulators are programmed to periodically couple outputs of the one or more LED strings to a controlled and variable low voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,860,847

USING AN INTEGRATED SERVICES FOR DIGITAL NETWORK MESSAGE HEADER TO CONVEY A BATTERY STATE

International Business Ma...

1. A method for conveying a battery state to a caller, the method comprising:
receiving, by a voicemail system and from a mobile communication terminal, a call directed to a subscriber account at the
voicemail system;

determining whether the call was placed by a subscriber, the subscriber being associated with the subscriber account, wherein
determining whether the call was placed by the subscriber includes determining, using information received from a mobile telephone
switching office, whether the call was forwarded to the voicemail system after a recipient did not answer;

responsive to the voicemail system determining that the call was not placed by the subscriber, determining whether the subscriber
account is in an alerting state;

responsive to determining that the call was not placed by the subscriber and that the subscriber account is in the alerting
state, determining whether the caller is on a notifications list

responsive to determining that the subscriber account is in the alerting state and that the caller is on the notifications
list, transmitting a low battery notification message to the caller and continuing with voicemail operations;

responsive to determining that the call was placed by the subscriber, the method further comprising:
extracting an Integrated Services for Digital Network (ISDN) header from the call;
determining whether the ISDN header includes a low battery indicator; and
responsive to determining that the ISDN header includes the low battery indicator, setting the subscriber account to an alerting
state.

US Pat. No. 9,860,530

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOOP FILTERING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of encoding video data, the method comprising:
generating prediction residues from original video data and prediction signal;
generating reconstructed video data from processed prediction residues and the prediction signal;
estimating first adaptive filter parameters of a first adaptive filter based on the original video data and pre-in-loop video
data before being processed by an in-loop filter, wherein the pre-in-loop video data corresponds to the reconstructed video
data or processed reconstructed video data;

processing the pre-in-loop video data utilizing the in-loop filter to generate first processed video data;
processing the first processed video data utilizing the first adaptive filter with the first adaptive filter parameters estimated
to generate second processed video data,

estimating second adaptive filter parameters of a second adaptive filter for the image unit based on the original video data
and the pre-in-loop video data of the image unit;

applying the second adaptive filter to the second processed video data utilizing the second adaptive filter parameters estimated;
wherein the in-loop filter is a filter that operates on underlying video data without side information incorporated in the
video bitstream, and the first adaptive filter is a filter that operates on the underlying video data using side information
incorporated into the video bitstream, and

wherein either the in-loop filter, the first adaptive filter and the second adaptive filter are applied concurrently for at
least one portion of the current moving window, or the second adaptive filter is applied to a third moving window concurrently,
wherein the third moving window is delayed from the second moving window by one or more moving windows.

US Pat. No. 9,860,433

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND IMAGE BUILDING MODULE THEREOF

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. An image building module comprising:
an image builder including a first image capturing element and a processing chip, the first image capturing element used for
capturing a first image, the processing chip used for processing the first image;

a signal-shielding flexible film covering the processing chip; and
a signal shielding cover covering the image builder and the signal-shielding flexible film, the signal shielding cover having
a first through hole exposing the first image capturing element.

US Pat. No. 9,858,154

AGENTLESS FILE BACKUP OF A VIRTUAL MACHINE

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A method comprising:
creating a snapshot of a virtual machine hosted at a virtual machine server;
opening, from the created snapshot, one or more disks of the virtual machine, the one or more disks including files selected
for backup, wherein the files selected for backup exclude non-critical data from the one or more disks of the virtual machine,
the non-critical data including at least one of operating system files, application files, and temporary files;

identifying, based upon, at least in part, file system metadata associated with the one or more disks, one or more blocks
of the one or more disks, the one or more blocks corresponding to the files selected for backup;

storing the one or more blocks and metadata corresponding to the one or more blocks in a backup repository; and
closing the one or more disks of the virtual machine and removing the snapshot.

US Pat. No. 9,858,106

VIRTUAL MACHINE CAPACITY PLANNING

EMC IP Holding Co. LLC, ...

1. A method of planning virtual machine capacity, comprising:
constructing a set of time series data based at least in part on values of virtual machine related metrics observed with respect
to a virtual machine during a training period to obtain training data;

using the training data to construct a Hotelling T2 chart and compute Hotelling T2 values corresponding to the observed values
of each of one or more of the virtual machine related metrics at a predetermined time during a plurality of successive time
periods;

using a subset of the virtual machine related metrics of said time series data and the Hotelling T2 chart to build a forecast
model for said virtual machine to forecast future values of said one or more of the virtual machine related metrics during
a forecast period;

selecting control limits for the Hotelling T2 chart based at least in part on the computed Hotelling T2 values for the training
data;

setting an alert threshold based at least in part on the selected control limits and on a difference between said observed
values of said subset of virtual machine related metrics and mean values of said subset of virtual machine related metrics
for the virtual machine; and

comparing the forecasted values to the alert threshold to predict when an alert condition might be expected to occur in the
forecast period,

wherein a responsive action is taken based at least in part in response to determining the alert condition is predicted to
be met.

US Pat. No. 9,858,040

PARALLELIZED IN-PLACE RADIX SORTING

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:
dividing a memory containing a plurality of data items into a plurality of buckets for an in-place radix sort, each bucket
being associated with a respective key value;

identifying, within each bucket of the plurality of buckets, a respective plurality of stripes;
defining a plurality of stripe sets, each data stripe set comprising one respective stripe within each respective bucket of
the plurality of buckets, the plurality of stripe sets comprising at least a first stripe set and a second stripe set that
is separate from the first stripe set;

storing a respective first portion of each data item within the first stripe set into a data storage comprising a local memory
of a first processor;

storing a respective first portion of each data item within the second stripe set into a data storage comprising a local memory
of a second processor;

storing a respective second portion of each data item in the plurality of data items into an external memory, each respective
second portion comprising a respective second set of keys and is stored separately from the respective first portion of each
data item, and each respective first portion comprising a respective first set of keys and a pointer indicating the respective
second portion;

performing, with the first processor, a first in-place partial bucket radix sort using an initial key on data items contained
within the first stripe set;

performing, with the second processor while performing the first in-place partial bucket radix sort, a second in-place partial
bucket radix sort using the initial key on data items contained within the second stripe set;

grouping, in each bucket after performing the first in-place partial bucket radix sort and the second in-place partial bucket
radix sort, incorrectly sorted data items into a respective incorrect data item group within each bucket, the incorrectly
sorted data items comprising data items within a first bucket but having respective key values associated with a different
bucket;

performing a radix sort using the initial key on items within the respective incorrect data item group; and
producing a first level sorted output comprising the plurality of data items within the data storage sorted according to the
initial key.

US Pat. No. 9,855,428

ACTIVE IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL DEVICE WITH AUTOMATIC OPTIMIZATION OF THE CONFIGURATION OF A MULTI-ELECTRODE STIMULATION LEAD

SORIN CRM SAS, Clamart (...

1. A method for configuration of an implantable neurostimulation device comprising:
recording one or more physiological parameters using a sensing lead and a sensing electrode of the implantable neurostimulation
device;

setting, by a control circuit of the implantable neurostimulation device, a first stimulation configuration with at least
one of a first energy, a first pulse amplitude, or a first number of pulses;

determining, by the control circuit, if conditions of stability of a patient's condition are met, and if so, delivering the
first stimulation to a nerve by a stimulation lead; and

repeating delivery of the first stimulation while testing a plurality of configurations of a set of stimulation electrodes;
wherein testing the plurality of configurations of the set of stimulation electrodes comprises:
storing the measured physiological parameters of each of the plurality of configurations;
changing, by the control circuit, the configuration of the set of stimulation electrodes; and
determining a selected configuration that produces a best calculated effect on the recorded one or more physiological parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,860,562

METHOD OF LOOKUP TABLE SIZE REDUCTION FOR DEPTH MODELLING MODE IN DEPTH CODING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of deriving wedgelet patterns for depth encoding using depth modelling mode 1 (DMM1) for a depth block in a three-dimensional
(3D) or multi-view video coding system, the method comprising:
determining one or more starting positions and one or more ending positions for a size-reduced wedgelet pattern by excluding
at least one non-corner adjacent-edge sample for adjacent-edge partition or at least one opposite-edge sample for opposite-edge
partition from said one or more starting positions or from said one or more ending positions;

generating the size-reduced wedgelet pattern according to said one or more starting positions and said one or more ending
positions; and

encoding a depth block according to DMM1 mode using a reduced wedgelet pattern table including the size-reduced wedgelet pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,859,107

ELECTRODELESS LIGHTING SYSTEM INCLUDING REFLECTOR

RFHIC CORPORATION, (KR)

1. An electrodeless lighting system comprising:
a solid state power amplifier (SSPA) configured to generate a microwave having a predetermined frequency;
a resonator having a shielding structure configured to shield the microwave having a predetermined frequency so as to prevent
the microwave from being discharged to the outside of the resonator;

a connector configured to connect the SSPA to the resonator;
an antenna configured to discharge the microwave having the predetermined frequency, which is generated in the SSPA, to the
resonator;

a bulb disposed in the resonator and comprising a light emitting material that is excited by the microwave having the predetermined
frequency to emit light; and

a support configured to support the bulb,
wherein the antenna is a conductor introduced into the resonator through the connector,
wherein the resonator has a hexahedral structure of which one side surface is connected to the connector and at least one
surface in the hexahedral structure is a reflective surface made of a material that reflects light,

wherein the resonator has surfaces, each of which has a hexagonal mesh structure, except for the reflective surface to shield
the microwave having the predetermined frequency so as to prevent the microwave from being discharged to the outside of the
resonator and transmit light generated in the bulb.

US Pat. No. 9,860,949

INDIVIDUALLY ADDRESSABLE DIMMER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The L.D. Kichler Co., Cl...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
at least one controllable switch electrically connected between an input signal and an output, wherein the input signal can
be either a DC input signal or an AC input signal;

a receiver configured to receive a dimming signal, the dimming signal being electrically distinct from the input signal, and
transmit a dimming control signal;

where the input signal is selected from a list consisting of: a DC input signal, and an AC input signal; and
logic configured to accept the dimming control signal and transmit a switch control signal at a frequency of 200-20,000 Hz
when the input signal is a DC input signal or transmit a switch control signal at a frequency of 600-20,000 Hz when the input
signal is an AC input signal,

wherein the switch control signal controls the at least one controllable switch to generate a modified power signal output
at output terminals to power and dim a separate, downstream light source generally considered to be non-dimmable with conventional
dimmers.

US Pat. No. 9,858,711

EFFICIENT COMPUTATION OF SHADOWS FOR CIRCULAR LIGHT SOURCES

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:
determining a light source configured to emit light using a computing device, wherein the light source comprises a center
point;

determining an occluding polygon using the computing device, wherein the occluding polygon is between the light source and
a receiver surface, and wherein the occluding polygon comprises a plurality of occluding-polygon vertices connected by occluding-polygon
edges;

determining a shadow of the occluding polygon on the receiver surface using the computing device by at least:
for a particular occluding-polygon vertex in the plurality of occluding-polygon vertices, determining a projection vertex
on the receiver surface based on a ray projected from the center point through the particular occluding-polygon vertex;

determining a projection circle around the projection vertex;
determining a penumbra of the shadow of the occluding polygon based on one or more tangents to the projection circle; and
determining an umbra of the shadow of the occluding polygon based on one or more additional tangents to the projection circle;
and

providing at least a part of the shadow of the occluding polygon for display using the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,857,047

COOLING MEMBER AND MOTOR VEHICLE LIGHTING OR SIGNALING DEVICE COMPRISING SUCH A MEMBER

VALEO VISION, Bobigny (F...

1. A cooling member for at least one of a lighting device or a signaling device for a motor vehicle, said cooling member comprising
a base configured to support a light source of said at least one of said lighting device or said signaling device, and at
least one heat dissipating device in thermal conduction connection with said base, said heat dissipating device comprising
a plurality of heat dissipation fins, said base having large faces linked by and having at least a portion extending in a
first direction from each end of a central plate, said plurality of heat dissipation fins having a first plurality of heat
dissipation fins associated with said central plate and extending at least partially in a second direction that generally
opposes said first direction and monolithically produced with the same material as said central plate, said plurality of heat
dissipation fins further comprising a second plurality of heat dissipation fins that are attached to either side of said central
plate on at least one of said large faces, each of said second plurality of heat dissipation fins having a junction area extending
linearly in a straight line on at least one of said large faces, wherein said central plate lies in a first plane, each of
said first plurality of heat dissipation fins lie in a second plane that is generally perpendicular to said first plane and
each of said second plurality of heat dissipation fins lie in a third plane that is generally perpendicular to said first
and second planes.
US Pat. No. 9,855,328

IMMUNIZATION OF AVIANS BY ADMINISTRATION OF NON-REPLICATING VECTORED VACCINES

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Aubur...

1. A method of introducing and expressing one or more avian antigens or immunogens in an avian embryo, comprising administering
a recombinant human adenovirus expression vector that comprises and expresses a human adenoviral DNA sequence, and a promoter
sequence operably linked to a foreign sequence encoding one or more avian antigens or immunogens of interest into an amnion-allantois
space of an embryonated avian egg, thereby obtaining expression of the one or more avian antigens or immunogens in the avian
embryo.

US Pat. No. 9,860,972

ELECTRICAL CONNECTION INTERFACE FOR CONNECTING ELECTRICAL LEADS FOR HIGH SPEED DATA TRANSMISSION

FINISAR CORPORATION, Sun...

1. An electrical connection interface for electrically coupling a printed circuit board to an electro-optical engine, the
electrical connection interface comprising:
a first ground plane layer associated with the printed circuit board;
a second ground plane layer associated with the electro-optical engine;
a first substrate associated with the printed circuit board, the first substrate having a first substrate conductive lead
with a first interface region connected to and electrically insulated from the first ground plane layer; and

a second substrate associated with the electro-optical engine, the second substrate having a second substrate conductive lead
with a second interface region connected to the first interface region of the first substrate conductive lead, the second
substrate conductive lead connected to and electrically insulated from the second ground plane layer;

wherein the second ground plane layer associated with the electro-optical engine includes clearance; and
wherein the first ground plane layer overlaps the second ground plane layer and a dimension of the clearance corresponds to
a distance that the first ground plane layer overlaps the second ground plane layer.

US Pat. No. 9,860,883

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving uplink control information at a communication apparatus configured with a plurality of cells including
a first cell and a second cell in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
transmitting a first set of one or more Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) signals within M downlink subframes through
the first cell, where M?1;

transmitting a second set of zero or more PDSCH signals within N downlink subframes through the second cell, where N?1; and
receiving acknowledgment information on an uplink subframe, the acknowledgment information including acknowledgment information
for the first set and acknowledgment information for the second set,

wherein a PDSCH signal without a corresponding Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) signal is present among the first
set, and acknowledgment information in response to the PDSCH signal is placed at an end of a portion of the acknowledgment
information for the first set and is not placed at an end of the acknowledgment information.

US Pat. No. 9,859,250

SUBSTRATE AND THE METHOD TO FABRICATE THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A substrate having a top surface, a bottom surface and a first lateral surface, said substrate comprising:
a plurality of insulating layers;
a plurality of conductive layers separated by the plurality of insulating layers, wherein the first lateral surface of the
substrate comprises at least one first portion of a first via that is in contact with at least one first conductive pattern
disposed between a first insulating layer and a second insulating layer of the plurality of insulating layers, wherein a first
conductive material is filled in the at least one first portion of the first via and exposed through the first lateral surface
of the substrate, and wherein the first lateral surface of the substrate further comprises at least one second portion of
a second via that is in contact with at least one second conductive pattern disposed inside the plurality of insulating layers,
wherein a second conductive material is filled in the at least one second portion of the second via and exposed through the
first lateral surface of the substrate;

a first lead, wherein at least one portion of the first lead is disposed on the first lateral surface of the substrate and
electrically connected to said at least one first conductive pattern via the first conductive material filled in the at least
one first portion of the first via;

a second lead, wherein at least one portion of the second lead is disposed on the first lateral surface of the substrate and
electrically connected to said at least one second conductive pattern via the second conductive material filled in the at
least one second portion of the second via; and

an electronic component, disposed over the top surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the plurality of conductive
layers.

US Pat. No. 9,858,884

SOURCE DRIVER AND DISPLAY APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Dongbu Hitek Co., Ltd., ...

1. A display driver comprising:
an input pad configured to receive a supply voltage;
a wiring line connected to the input pad and configured to supply the supply voltage, the wiring line having a plurality of
different positions or locations;

a digital-to-analog converter configured to convert digital signals to analog signals;
a plurality of output buffer units configured to receive a bias voltage and buffer the analog signals; and
a plurality of bias controllers connected to the positions or locations of the wiring line, wherein each of the bias controllers
independently controls the bias voltage of one or more of the output buffer units from the supply voltage supplied by the
wiring line, wherein a first one of the output buffer units and the wiring line are connected at a first node, a first bias
controller corresponding to the first output buffer unit and the first wiring line are connected at a second node, and the
first and second nodes are adjacent to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,857,464

DEVICE, METHOD AND PROGRAM FOR PROCESSING SIGNAL, UNDERWATER DETECTING DEVICE AND RADAR APPARATUS

Furuno Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A signal processor for processing a target echo signal obtained based on a reflection wave caused by a reflection of a
transmission wave on a target object, comprising:
processing circuitry configured to:
generate a filtered echo signal by extracting echo signal components within a predetermined frequency band from the target
echo signal;

generate a high resolution signal based on the target echo signal, the high resolution signal having higher resolution than
the filtered echo signal;
partition a distance range into a first zone where an intensity of a first sample sampled from the high resolution signal
is the same as or higher than an intensity of a second sample sampled from the filtered echo signal, said first and second
samples being corresponding samples, and a second zone where the intensity of the first sample is lower than the intensity
of the second sample, said distance range corresponding to a time length from transmission of the transmission wave until
reception of the reflection wave; and
synthesize the filtered echo signal with the high resolution signal in each of the first and second zones and generate an
echo image from the synthesized filtered echo signal and high resolution signal in each of the first and second zones, wherein
the generated echo image comprises reduced false images while maintaining resolution of the echo image generated, in order
to improve target detection images.

US Pat. No. 9,855,380

FLUID CONVEYANCE MONITORING SYSTEM IN AN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT DEVICE

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A method for monitoring a conveyance of fluid in a device for extracorporeal blood treatment, the method comprising the
steps of:
conveying fluid in a fluid system with a peristaltic pump from a low-pressure side to a high-pressure side by deforming an
elastically deformable fluid line positioned between the low-pressure side and the high-pressure side between a support surface
and at least two squeeze elements of a rotor rotating opposite the support surface such that a conveyance volume section is
formed between the squeeze elements and conveyed in each of a plurality of conveyance cycles;

detecting a fluid pressure value in the fluid system for the conveyance volume section in two or more conveyance cycles; and
comparing the detected conveyance volume fluid pressure value of one conveyance cycle n with the detected conveyance volume
specific fluid pressure value of at least one preceding conveyance cycle n?x.

US Pat. No. 9,856,270

DOLUTEGRAVIR SALTS

Ratiopharm GMBH, Ulm (DE...

1. A Dolutegravir potassium salt.

US Pat. No. 9,860,849

TRANSMIT POWER LEVEL ADJUSTMENT FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for determining a transmit power level for a wireless device, the method comprising:
obtaining a potential interference of a neighboring sector caused by an increased transmit power level of the wireless device,
the potential interference being based on a reference signal strength of the neighboring sector measured at the wireless device,
wherein obtaining the potential interference is performed upon determining that the neighboring sector is loaded beyond a
threshold; and

when the potential interference is within an interference threshold, setting a maximum transmit power level using the increased
transmit power level.