US Pat. No. 9,877,360

MICROWAVE RANGE

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

1. A microwave range, comprising:
a main body having a cooking chamber therein;
a tray unit in the cooking chamber, the tray unit comprising a first tray that rotates on a first plane, and a second tray
placed in the first tray that rotates on a second plane; and

a driving unit configured to drive the first tray and the second tray,
wherein the driving unit comprises:
a first driving device configured to rotate the first tray, wherein the first driving device comprises:
a driving motor that provides power to the first tray;
a driving shaft coupled to the driving motor;
a first link having one end coupled to the driving shaft at a right angle; and
a second link having two horizontal bars and a vertical bar between the two horizontal bars, and rotatably coupled to another
end of the first link,

wherein the tray unit is configured to rotate food on the first plane and the second plane, the second plane being orthogonal
to the first plane, wherein the tray unit is configured to simultaneously rotate in a vertical direction and in a horizontal
direction while maintaining the first and second trays in an upright position during rotation.

US Pat. No. 9,877,336

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LINK ADAPTATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a base station, comprising:
scheduling a first data transmission for a wireless communication device (WCD), said scheduled first data transmission to
occur during a first transmission time interval (TTI);

determining whether to a) select a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for the first data transmission using a first
offset value or b) select the MCS for the data transmission using a second offset value that is different than said first
offset value, wherein said determination of whether to use the first or second offset value is based on whether a certain
reference signal (RS) is also scheduled to be transmitted during said first transmission time interval;

selecting a first MCS using the first offset value as a result of determining that said certain RS is also scheduled to be
transmitted during said first transmission time interval; and

during the first transmission time interval, using the selected first MCS to transmit data to the WCD, wherein
selecting the first MCS using the first offset value comprises determining a first channel quality value offset (CQV_offset1)
using the first offset value.

US Pat. No. 9,874,843

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus, comprising:
a movable image bearing member;
an image forming unit configured to form a test toner image on said image bearing member;
a sensor provided opposed to said image bearing member and including a detecting portion configured to detect the test toner
image formed on said image bearing member;

a changing portion configured to change an image forming condition of said image forming unit on the basis of a detection
result of said detecting portion;

a shielding member having an opening and provided between said detecting portion and said image bearing member, said shielding
member being reciprocable between a first position and a second position, wherein when said shielding member is in the first
position, said detecting portion is exposed to said image bearing member at a position where said opening is opposed to said
detecting portion, and when said shielding member is in the second position, said shielding member shields said detecting
portion from said image bearing member;

a first opposing portion includes a first member of porous resin material or rubber disposed opposed to said image bearing
member and provided at a position opposing said image bearing member through said opening in a process of movement of said
shielding member from the second position to the first position;

an electrically grounded electroconductive member disposed on a side opposite a side of said first member opposed to said
image bearing member; and

a second opposing portion includes a second member of a dielectric material or insulative material disposed opposed to said
image bearing member and provided at a position opposing said image bearing member through said opening in the process of
movement of said shielding member from the second position to the first position;

wherein said second opposing portion is disposed at a position closer to said sensor than said first opposing portion, and
said second opposing portion has an electrostatic capacity smaller than that of said first opposing portion.

US Pat. No. 9,877,418

MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE IN WHICH FAN MOTOR IS EXCHANGEABLE AND CONTROL PANEL INCLUDING SAME

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor drive device comprising:
a motor control unit disposed in a control panel;
an attaching unit provided on one side of the motor control unit and having first surface directed toward a front of the control
panel and a second surface opposite to the first surface;

a heat sink attached to the one side of the motor control unit or the second surface of the attaching unit to absorb heat
of the motor control unit;

a first duct disposed in opposing relationship to the second surface of the attaching unit;
a second duct disposed at a side opposite to a side of the attaching unit at which the first duct is disposed and in opposing
relationship to the first duct; and

an air blower disposed in the second duct,
wherein:
between the first duct and the second duct, there are formed a first opening that allows communication between outside of
the first duct and inside of the second duct, and a second opening that allows communication between inside of the first duct
and inside of the second duct;

the first duct is provided so as to connect the heat sink and the second opening with each other;
the second duct is provided so as to connect the first opening and the second opening with each other; and
the air blower is disposed so as to generate an air flow from the first opening to the second opening or from the second opening
to the first opening.

US Pat. No. 9,877,381

COMPOSITE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT AND BOARD ON WHICH COMPOSITE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT IS MOUNTED

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A composite electronic component, comprising:
a plurality of multilayer ceramic capacitors each including a ceramic body in which dielectric layers and internal electrodes
are alternately disposed and first and second external electrodes disposed on a lower surface of the ceramic body;

a tantalum capacitor including a body part including a sintered tantalum powder material and a tantalum wire of which a portion
is embedded in the body part and disposed on the plurality of multilayer ceramic capacitors;

a molding portion enclosing the tantalum capacitor and the plurality of multilayer ceramic capacitors;
a positive electrode terminal disposed on a first side surface of the molding portion in a length direction and a lower surface
of an insulating sheet; and

a negative electrode terminal disposed on a second side surface of the molding portion in the length direction and the lower
surface of the insulating sheet,

wherein each of the positive electrode terminal and the negative electrode terminal includes a lower surface base layer, a
side surface base layer connected to the lower surface base layer, and a plating layer enclosing the lower surface base layer
and the side surface base layer.

US Pat. No. 9,875,556

EDGE GUIDED INTERPOLATION AND SHARPENING

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. A method comprising:
receiving an image, the image comprising a plurality of pixels with each pixel including a pixel value;
selecting a pixel to be processed;
determining an edge weight and a spatial weight associated with the selected pixel, wherein at least the spatial weight is
determined with a spatial kernel; and

processing the image with at least the edge weight and the spatial weight.

US Pat. No. 9,877,419

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conversion apparatus comprising:
a power semiconductor module converting DC power to AC power;
a capacitor module for smoothing the DC power;
a conductor plate connecting the power semiconductor module with the capacitor module;
a flow path forming body forming a flow path through which a cooling refrigerant flows; and
a wall defining a first housing space for housing the power semiconductor module and a second housing space for housing the
capacitor module,

wherein the wall is connected with the flow path forming body, and
the conductor plate is thermally connected to the wall through an insulating member.

US Pat. No. 9,877,325

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR JOINT SCHEDULING IN DUAL-CARRIER WIRELESS BACKHAUL NETWORKS

BLiNQ Wireless Inc., Kan...

1. A method of joint scheduling in a dual-carrier fixed wireless network comprising a plurality of fixed nodes, said nodes
comprising a plurality of Hub modules and a plurality of Remote modules with directional antenna, wherein each Hub module
serves one or more Remote modules through Hub-Remote radio links, including non-line-of-sight (NLOS) Hub-Remote radio links,
and operating with a primary carrier and a secondary carrier, comprising:
for Hub modules and Remote modules configured for dual-carrier operation using the primary carrier and the secondary carrier,
and wherein the primary carrier is a licensed band and the secondary carrier is a lower cost shared band or an unlicensed
band, providing a frame structure wherein control signaling messages are carried on the primary carrier;

performing network entry for each Remote module on the primary carrier; and
performing carrier assignment wherein each Hub module transmits a broadcast frame on the primary carrier assigning each served
Remote module to the primary carrier or the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,877,385

CONDUCTIVE SHEET AND TOUCH PANEL

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A conductive sheet, comprising: a substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface; and a first electrode
pattern placed on the first main surface of the substrate, wherein the first electrode pattern is made of metal thin wires,
and alternately includes: a plurality of first conductive patterns that extend in a first direction; and a plurality of first
nonconductive patterns that are electrically separated from the plurality of first conductive patterns, wherein the first
conductive patterns are formed of grids made of the metal thin wires intersecting with each other, each grid including an
opening region surrounded by metal thin wires, each of the first conductive patterns includes, at least, inside thereof, a
sub-nonconduction pattern that is electrically separated from the first conductive pattern, and wherein each sub-nonconduction
pattern has a slit-like shape extending in the first direction, each first conductive pattern includes a plurality of first
conductive pattern lines divided by each sub-nonconduction pattern, and an area A1 of each first conductive pattern and an
area B1 of each sub-nonconduction pattern satisfy a following expression:
40%

US Pat. No. 9,877,416

HEAT MANAGEMENT IN A SERVER RACK

LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIO...

1. A system comprising:
a server rack comprising a direct cooling element;
a door coupleable to the server rack, the door comprising a plurality of fluid-conducting conduits;
an intake hose comprising a first end coupled to a first conduit of said fluid-conducting conduits and one of a plurality
of second ends coupled to a fluid supply, wherein the intake hose is coupleable, at one end of the plurality of second ends,
to a fluid supply located on a floor side of the server rack and, at another end of the plurality of second ends, to a fluid
supply located on a ceiling side of the server rack;

an intermediate hose comprising a first end coupled to a second conduit of said fluid-conducting conduits and a second end
coupled to the direct cooling element; and

a return hose comprising a plurality of first ends coupled to a fluid return line and a second end coupled to the direct cooling
element, wherein the return hose is coupleable, at one end of the plurality of first ends, to a fluid return line located
on the floor side of the server rack and, at another end of the plurality of first ends, to a fluid return line located on
the ceiling side of the server rack,

wherein the intake hose, the fluid-conducting conduits, the intermediate hose, the direct cooling element, and the return
hose are connected to create a single path for the fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,877,335

HALF-DUPLEX COMMUNICATION IN A NETWORK

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:
sending, from a first apparatus belonging to a service group, a first message to a second apparatus belonging to the service
group over a first time domain resource that is allocated to the service group for sending and receiving addressed messages
comprising recipient identifying information in a half-duplex communication, the first message being an addressed message;

in response to sending the first message, monitoring, by the first apparatus, a second time domain resource that is allocated
to the service group for forwarding collided messages, a collided message being a message which was sent to one or more recipients
over such a first time domain resource which was used by at least one of the one or more recipients for sending.

US Pat. No. 9,872,740

ENDODONTIC SYSTEM AND METHOD

Dentsply Sirona Inc., Yo...

12. A method for operating the system for the endodontic treatment of a root canal, the method comprising the steps of: reciprocating
an endodontic instrument in a first rotational direction when a control parameter is less than or equal to a threshold value,
wherein the control parameter is a number of reciprocation cycles; and further when the control parameter is greater than
the threshold value reciprocating the endodontic instrument by continuously sequentially rotating the endodontic instrument
in the first direction followed by a rotational direction opposite of the first rotational direction so that 0.5×????? and
3??/??20, wherein ? represents a rotational angle in a direction in which the rotating endodontic instrument removes debris
from the root canal, ? represents a rotational angle in the opposite direction, and ? represents the elastic angle of the
endodontic instrument at which plastic deformation occurs in the direction of ?.

US Pat. No. 9,877,363

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING REGULATED CURRENT TO AN ELECTRICAL LOAD

OPULENT ELECTRONICS INTER...

1. A device for providing regulated current to an electrical load comprising
a current controller operable at clock cycles to receive:—
i. a desired input reference voltage; and
ii. a feedback voltage obtained from an electronic switch;wherein the current controller compares the feedback voltage with the desired input reference voltage, provides regulated
current, ILED, to the electrical load based on calculation of a switch off time of the electronic switch at each of the clock cycles and
determines the regulated current using the feedback voltage, the switch off time, a switch on time of the electronic switch
and a duration between the switch on time to a lowest feedback voltage measured at the electronic switch at each of the clock
cycles; wherein the calculation of the switch off time achieves a continuous-conduction-mode (CCM) for the device under normal
operating conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,875,611

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC FUND TRANSFERS FOR USE WITH GAMING SYSTEMS

AUTOMATED CASHLESS SYSTEM...

1. A method for stored value transactions in a gaming or amusement environment, the method comprising:
providing, by an operator associated with the gaming or amusement environment, a gaming device and a player card account comprising
a stored value component, said gaming device and said player card account managed by a host management system;

providing, by the operator, a player card, said player card enabling access to funds associated with the stored value component
in said player card account;

providing, by the operator, a computing device in secured electronic communication with the host management system and in
further secured electronic communication with a secured banking network associated with a patron financial account, said patron
financial account different from the player card account and identified by a patron financial account card different from
the player card, the computing device including: a database that includes data for at least one transfer of funds, the data
including: a patron name, an operator name, a transfer value, a date, and a time;

providing, by the operator, an electronic transaction terminal in secured communication with the computing device, the electronic
transaction terminal includes a payment card reader operatively coupled to the gaming device and a personal identification
number (PIN) entry keypad; and

permitting, by the operator, an transfer of funds from the patron financial account to the gaming device, the transfer of
funds performed by:

initiating a funds transfer request in a desired amount using the electronic transaction terminal, said funds transfer request
being securely communicated to the secured banking network via the computing device;

authorizing an electronic transaction terminal to initiate a funds transfer request by checking the database to confirm that
the financial account card is accepted;

receiving a funds transfer authorization from the secured banking network at the computing device and securely communicating
said funds transfer authorization to the host management system; and

crediting funds to the gaming device by the host management system.

US Pat. No. 9,877,417

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH COOLING FUNCTION

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electronic device with a cooling function, the electronic device comprising:
a cap nut;
a case that includes a side wall and a bottom surface, the bottom surface of the case having a coolant passage and a recessed
portion to receive the cap nut, the coolant passage being open to above, the coolant passage being generally U-shaped, the
recessed portion being positioned in a position surrounded by the coolant passage and the side wall of the case, and the cap
nut being received in the recessed portion;

a semiconductor unit that includes a first bus bar that extends from the semiconductor unit, the semiconductor unit being
fixed to the case in a posture and position that closes off the coolant passage from above;

an second bus bar for external output, the second bus bar passing through the side wall of the case; and
a connecting bolt that passes through the first bus bar and the second bus bar and screws into the cap nut inside of the case,
and the cap nut and a head portion of the connecting bolt bringing the first bus bar and the second bus bar into close contact.

US Pat. No. 9,877,346

METHOD AND NODES FOR HANDLING ESM INFORMATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a user equipment (UE) for handling Evolved Packet System (EPS) session management (ESM) information, the method
comprising:
initiating a registration process for registering the UE with a Mobility Management Entity (MME), wherein the step of initiating
the registration comprises the UE transmitting to the MME a registration request message for requesting a registration of
the UE;

after transmitting the registration request message to the MME and before sending any ESM information to the MME after initiating
the registration process and before receiving from the MME a registration request response message indicating whether or not
the MME has accepted the registration request, receiving, from the MME, a message comprising EPS network feature information
about at least one supported EPS network feature which the UE may use;

in response to receiving the message comprising the EPS network feature information, the UE: i) using the received EPS network
feature information to select ESM information for a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection for the UE and ii) sending the selected
ESM information to the MME; and

after sending to the MME the selected ESM information, receiving from the MME the registration request response message.

US Pat. No. 9,876,364

POWER RECEIVING DEVICE, VEHICLE, AND POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A power receiving device comprising:
a power receiving unit for receiving power from a power transmission unit in a noncontact manner; and
a magnetic shield located opposite to said power transmission unit with said power receiving unit interposed therebetween,
and having at least a part facing said power receiving unit, wherein

said magnetic shield includes:
a first magnetic sheet located beside said power receiving unit;
a conductive sheet located opposite to said power receiving unit with said first magnetic sheet interposed therebetween; and
a second magnetic sheet located opposite to said first magnetic sheet with said conductive sheet interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 9,877,367

POWERING INTERNAL COMPONENTS OF LED LAMPS USING DISSIPATIVE SOURCES

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) lamp, comprising:
one or more LEDs;
an LED driver receiving an input signal from a dimmer switch indicative of an amount of dimming for the LED lamp, the LED
driver controlling a regulated current through the one or more LEDs based on the input signal such that an output light intensity
of the one or more LEDs substantially corresponds to the amount of dimming for the LED lamp;

a regulated voltage providing operating power for a plurality of controllers of the LED lamp controlling a plurality of switches
of the LED lamp; and

a controller of the plurality of controllers regulating the regulated voltage, the controller selecting a power source for
charging the regulated voltage from two or more power sources comprising an input current of the LED lamp supplying the one
or more LEDs with the regulated current and a bleeder circuit that when activated generates a bleeder current in the dimmer
switch.

US Pat. No. 9,877,414

CONFIGURABLE TELECOMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT CHASSIS

Infinera Corporation, Su...

1. A telecommunication equipment chassis, comprising: a tray having an end wall, a front wall, a first side wall, and a second
side wall, the end wall having a first end, a second end, a first side, and a second side, the front wall extending from the
first end of the end wall in a first direction, the first side wall extending from the first side of the end wall in the first
direction, the second side wall extending from the second side of the end wall in the first direction, the front wall having
a plurality of first openings defining a first venting zone to pass a first airflow, the first side wall having a plurality
of second openings defining a second venting zone to pass a second airflow, the second side wall having a plurality of third
openings defining a third venting zone to pass a third airflow;
a first side panel adjustably connected to the first side wall to permit movement of the first side panel relative to the
tray in the first direction to a first position, and movement of the first side panel relative to the tray in a second direction
opposite to the first direction to a second position, the first side panel having a plurality of first side panel openings
defining a first side venting zone, wherein the first side venting zone overlaps the second venting zone in the second position
such that the plurality of second openings in the first side wall and the plurality of first side panel openings in the first
side panel are aligned when the first side panel is secured to the first side wall in the second position relative to the
tray;

a second side panel adjustably connected to the second side wall to permit movement of the second side panel relative to the
tray in the first direction to the first position, and movement of the second side panel relative to the tray in the second
direction to the second position, the second side panel having a plurality of second side panel openings defining a second
side venting zone, wherein the second side venting zone overlaps the third venting zone in the second position such that the
plurality third of openings in the second side wall and the plurality of second side panel openings in the second side panel
are aligned when the second side panel is secured to the second side wall in the second position relative to the tray, the
first side panel and the second side panel cooperating to at least partially define an equipment bay that is sized and configured
to receive at least one piece of telecommunication equipment; and

a blocking plate overlapping and extending along the plurality of second openings in the second venting zone when the first
side panel is in the first position or the second position, the blocking plate having a continuous material so as to seal
at least a portion of the plurality of second openings in the second venting zone.

US Pat. No. 9,877,420

ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE GASKET

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An electrically conductive gasket for use with an electrical component, comprising:
an electrically conductive base defining a central opening therein for receiving a portion of an electrical component; and
a row of spaced apart resilient conductive tabs arranged around the central opening, the gasket further defining a row of
spaced apart side openings arranged around the central opening, each side opening corresponding to a different tab, such that
in a plan view, each tab has a smaller area than the side opening corresponding to the tab, wherein each tab comprises;

a fixed end attached to the base;
a free end opposite the fixed end; and
opposing first and second sidewalls extending at least partially from the fixed end to the free end, wherein for at least
one tab, a height of each of the first and second sidewalls increases from the fixed end to the free end.

US Pat. No. 9,873,694

IMIDAZOLE QUINOLINE-BASED IMMUNE SYSTEM MODULATORS

JANUS BIOTHERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. A compound of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,

wherein
X is absent or is a cycloalkyl, aryl, or pyridyl;
each occurrence of R2 and R3 is independently hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkoxy, or —(CH2)pNRaRb, or R2 and R3 together with the carbon atom to which they are bonded optionally form a (C3-C7)cycloalkyl;

n is an integer of 2-4;
each q is an integer of 1-2;
Y is NR9 or O;

R9 is H, Me, Et, n-Pr, i-Pr, n-Bu, i-Bu, t-Bu, CH2CMe3, Ph, CH2Ph, C(?O)R12, (CH2)pORa, or (CH2)p?NRbRc, wherein R12 is alkyl or phenyl; and p? is 2-4;

or said R8 and R9 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded optionally form a heterocycle selected from the group consisting
of


in which Rd is H, Me, Et, n-Pr, i-Pr, n-Bu, i-Bu, t-Bu, CH2CMe3, Ph, or CH2Ph;

R4 is hydrogen, halogen, cyano, nitro, CF3, OCF3, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, aryl, ORa, —CH2ORa, SRa, S(?O)Ra, S(?O)2Ra, NRbRc, S(?O)2NRbRc, C(?O)ORa, C(?O)Ra, C(?O)NRbRc, OC(?O)Ra, OC(?O)NRbRc, NRbC(?O)ORa, or NRbC(?O)Ra;

R5 and R6 are each independently hydrogen, halogen, cyano, nitro, CF3, OCF3, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, aryl, ORa, SRa, S(?O)Ra, S(?O)2Ra, NRbRc, S(?O)2NRbRc, C(?O)ORa, C(?O)Ra, C(?O)NRbRc, OC(?O)Ra, OC(?O)NRbRc, NRbC(?O)ORa, NRbC(?O)Ra, alkaryl, or NRb(CH2)pNRbRc;

L is alkyl or alkenyl containing from 2 to 10 carbon atoms;
R7 is NR10R11;

R10 and R11 are each independently hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, aryl or alkylaryl, or R10 and R11 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded form a heterocycle selected from the group consisting of


in which Rd is H, Me, Et, n-Pr, i-Pr, n-Bu, i-Bu, t-Bu, CH2CMe3, Ph, or CH2Ph;

p is an integer of 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
each occurrence of Ra is independently hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, or aryl;

each occurrence of Rb, and Rc is independently hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, or aryl; and

wherein
when X is cycloalkyl, aryl, or pyridyl, R1 is hydrogen or alkyl, and R8 is hydrogen or alkyl, or R1 and R8 together form


in which Rd is H, Me, Et, n-Pr, i-Pr, n-Bu, i-Bu, t-Bu, CH2CMe3, Ph, or CH2Ph; and

when X is absent, R1 is hydrogen or alkyl, and R8 is hydrogen or alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,877,413

THERMALLY CONFIGURED CONNECTOR SYSTEM

Molex, LLC, Lisle, IL (U...

1. A module comprising:
a body with a first opening;
an active component positioned within the body;
a first thermal dissipation system extending through the opening, the thermal dissipation system having a thermal transfer
area positioned outside a shell, the first thermal dissipation system thermally coupled to the active component and configured
to provide a thermal resistance of less than 3 C/W between the active component and the thermal transfer area, wherein the
shell has a first side and a second side opposing the first side, the first opening positioned on the first side, the shell
further including a second opening on the second side, wherein a second thermal dissipation system is positioned in the second
opening and the second thermal dissipation system is thermally coupled to an active component positioned within the body.

US Pat. No. 9,874,179

VALVE WITH TWO FLAPS PLACED SERIALLY AND ACTUATED BY A COMMON MOTOR

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A three-way valve for an air intake circuit of a motor vehicle, comprising:
a body delimiting a first conduit, second conduit and third conduit, the conduits opening in a common internal space;
a first valve member which is capable of being moved in order to close the first conduit;
a second valve member which is capable of being moved in order to selectively close one or other of the second and third conduits;
a single actuator which is arranged in order to selectively move at least one of the first and second valve members;
a first transmission wheel, which is arranged in order to carry the first valve member; and
a second transmission wheel, which is arranged in order to carry the second valve member,
wherein the actuator comprises an actuation wheel that is arranged in order to directly engage one of the first and second
transmission wheels and indirectly engage the other of the first and second transmission wheels, such that either the actuation
wheel directly engages the first transmission wheel and the first transmission wheel directly engages the second transmission
wheel, or the actuation wheel directly engages the second transmission wheel and the second transmission wheel directly engages
the first transmission wheel,

the actuation wheel being arranged in order to directly engage the second transmission wheel and to indirectly engage the
first transmission wheel via at least the second transmission wheel,

the valve being configured so that:
from a rest state of the first and second valve members, a rotation in a first rotation direction of the actuation wheel brings
about a movement of the first valve member without moving the second valve member; and

from the rest state of the first and second valve members, a rotation in a second rotation direction of the actuation wheel,
counter to the first rotation direction, brings about a movement of the second valve member in accordance with a first step
without moving the first valve member.

US Pat. No. 9,877,415

COLD STORAGE SERVER WITH HEAT DISSIPATION

WESTERN DIGITAL TECHNOLOG...

1. A cold storage server comprising:
a chassis;
a plurality of disk drives;
a nest positioned within the chassis and having a plurality of bays, each disk drive of the plurality of disk drives positioned
within one of the bays of the plurality of bays;

a single printed circuit board physically and electrically connected to all of the disk drives of the plurality of disk drives;
a retaining cover to secure the plurality of disk drives within the chassis;
a plurality of fasteners; and
a plurality of spacers, wherein:
each spacer of the plurality of spacers is positioned on one of the fasteners of the plurality of fasteners;
the spacers maintain a gap between a top of the single printed circuit board and a bottom of the retaining cover to dissipate
heat; and

each spacer is in contact with a disk drive of the plurality of disk drives and the retainer cover and configured to transfer
heat from the disk drive to the retainer cover.

US Pat. No. 9,877,412

MOBILE TERMINAL AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR HEAT SPREADER MODULE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A electronic device comprising:
a display panel including a front surface and a rear surface;
a window configured to protect the front surface of the display panel;
a frame including a front surface of the frame to support the display panel and a rear surface of the frame;
wherein the front surface of the frame has a flat surface,
wherein the rear surface of the frame includes a battery mounting portion for providing a battery therein and a circuit board
supporting portion for providing a printed circuit board therein,

a heat spreader disposed between the rear surface of the display panel and the front surface of the frame,
wherein the heat spreader includes a graphite layer and a metallic plate,
wherein the metallic plate having a preset rigidity and disposed on the rear surface of the display panel,
wherein the graphite layer disposed on between the metallic plate and the frame,
an adhesive layer disposed on between the graphite layer and the metallic plate to bond the metallic plate to the graphite
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,873,273

GAS ENCLOSURE SYSTEMS AND METHODS UTILIZING MULTI-ZONE CIRCULATION AND FILTRATION

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A method for printing comprising:
housing a printing system in a gas enclosure defining an interior, wherein the gas enclosure is configured to provide a controlled
processing environment for an enclosed printing system;

circulating gas in a tunnel circulation and filtration zone, wherein a tunnel circulation and filtration system is configured
to provide circulation and filtration of gas in a tunnel enclosure section of the gas enclosure;

circulating gas in a bridge circulation and filtration zone, wherein a bridge circulation and filtration system is configured
to provide circulation and filtration in a printing system bridge enclosure section of the gas enclosure;

positioning a substrate proximal to a printhead assembly, wherein a motion system of the printing system is configured to
provide relative motion between the substrate and the printhead assembly; and

depositing an ink in a desired location on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,874,110

COOLED GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT

Rolls-Royce North America...

11. A method comprising:
free form fabricating a gas turbine engine component core having an inner surface and an outer surface representing a cooling
space of a cast gas turbine engine component, the fabricating including;

building a core portion representing an internal flow space of the gas turbine engine component;
forming a first cooling hole core fused with the core portion and having a first end and a second end and a bend intermediate
the first and second ends, the first end of the first cooling hole core coupled with the core portion at a leading edge of
the core portion;

forming a second cooling hole core fused with the core portion and having a first end and a second end, the first end of the
second cooling hole core coupled with the core portion at a trailing edge of the core portion on a pressure side of the core
portion; and

wherein the gas turbine engine component is a cooled turbine airflow member, and the fabricating further includes forming
a first internal passage core that extends from a midspan of the core portion toward the leading edge of the core portion
and forming a second internal passage core that extends from the midspan of the core portion on a suction side of the core
portion toward the trailing edge of the core portion, the first internal passage core is coupled with the second end of the
first cooling hole core, and the second internal passage core is coupled with the second end of the second cooling hole core.

US Pat. No. 9,877,345

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USING A SITUATIONAL NETWORK

Resource Consortium Limit...

1. A method of accessing situation related information, the method comprising:
receiving an indication of an occurrence of a situation;
forming a situational network related to the occurrence of the situation with a plurality of participant devices determined
to be geographically proximate to the situation, each of the participant devices corresponding to a participant in the situational
network;

presenting a roll call query to each of the plurality of participant devices soliciting a reply related to a status of the
participant;

receiving a status response from one or more of the participants; and
aggregating the status responses from responsive participants into a roll call list.

US Pat. No. 9,877,407

APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR MODULAR CABLE MANAGEMENT IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:
at least one physical extension handle that is installed to at least one helical ejector that:
rotates in one direction into at least one threaded hole of a chassis of a telecommunications system to secure a line card
to the chassis of the telecommunications system; and

rotates in another direction away from the threaded hole of the chassis of the telecommunications system to eject the line
card from the chassis of the telecommunications system; and

wherein the physical extension handle, when installed to the helical ejector:
extends the helical ejector such that a user is able to access the helical ejector by way of the physical extension handle
to secure the line card to or eject the line card from the chassis of the telecommunications system using the physical extension
handle; and

facilitates physically supporting one or more communication cables connected to the line card in a horizontal orientation
such that the communication cables avoid hanging down vertically directly from the chassis.

US Pat. No. 9,877,386

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Siliconware Precision Ind...

1. A substrate structure, comprising;
a carrier having a dielectric layer and at least a wiring area defined and positioned on a portion of a surface of the carrier;
a first insulating layer formed on the at least a wiring area;
a wiring layer formed on and in contact with the first insulating layer and the dielectric layer; and
a second insulating layer formed on the first insulating layer, the wiring layer, and the wiring area of the carrier and exposing
a portion of a surface of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,877,372

DRIVING CIRCUIT AND DRIVING METHOD OF ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A driving circuit of an organic light emitting diode comprising:
an electricity storage unit, the polarity of a first terminal of which is positive, and the polarity of a second terminal
of which is negative;

a signal input unit, a first terminal and a second terminal of which input signals of opposite polarities to the driving circuit
respectively, the signal polarities of the first and second terminals of the signal input unit being changed in accordance
with a preset frequency;

a control unit, which causes the first terminal of the signal input unit to transmit negative charges to the anode of the
organic light emitting diode and causes the second terminal of the signal input unit to transmit positive charges to the cathode
of the organic light emitting diode, when the signal polarity at the first terminal of the signal input unit is negative and
the signal polarity at the second terminal thereof is positive,

and causes the first terminal of the electricity storage unit to transmit positive charges to the anode of the organic light
emitting diode and causes the second terminal of the electricity storage unit to transmit negative charges to the cathode
of the organic light emitting diode, when the signal polarity at the first terminal of the signal input unit is positive and
the signal polarity of the second terminal thereof is negative.

US Pat. No. 9,877,073

SUSPEND MODE OF STREAMING FOR SEAMLESS USER EXPERIENCE

Sling Media PVT Ltd., Ba...

1. A method for placeshifting media content with the use of a suspend mode, the method comprising the steps of:
receiving media content at a placeshifting device;
receiving a request at the placeshifting device from a mobile device to initiate transmission of the media content from the
placeshifting device to the mobile device;

in response to the request, transmitting the media content from the placeshifting device to the mobile device, wherein the
mobile device is configured such that receiving the transmission of the media content is interrupted upon the receipt or placement
of a phone call at the mobile device;

detecting an interruption of the transmission of the media content, wherein detecting the interruption comprises receiving,
at the placeshifting device, an interrupt message that was automatically generated by the mobile device in response to the
receipt or placement of a phone call at the mobile device;

based on the detecting the interruption and receiving the automatically generated message from the mobile device, automatically
entering a suspend mode at the placeshifting device wherein transmission of the media content to the mobile device is temporarily
suspended;

detecting a resumption of ability to transmit media content at the mobile device, wherein detecting the resumption of ability
comprises receiving, at the placeshifting device, a resumption message that was automatically generated by the mobile device
in response to ending of the phone call at the mobile device; and

based on the detecting the resumption, exiting the suspend mode and resuming transmitting the media content from the placeshifting
device to the mobile device, wherein the resumed transmission begins a point in time of the media content at which entry into
the suspend mode occurred,

wherein the steps of detecting the interruption, automatically entering the suspend mode, and detecting the resumption of
ability to transmit media occur based upon the receipt or placement of the phone call and without regard to any determination
of network availability.

US Pat. No. 9,876,671

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING COMMANDS IN A SET OF COMPONENTS OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM

BULL SAS, Les Clayes Sou...

1. A computerized method for managing a computer system cluster by processing a global command pertaining to a plurality of
components of a set of components of the computer system cluster, the global command specifying the execution of a respective
action for each of the plurality of components, in which each of the plurality of components has a component type from a plurality
of component types, and dependency links between the components, as defined by dependency rules, are based on the global command
to be processed, the method comprising for each action:
identifying the component subject to the action defined by the global command;
identifying, according to at least one dependency rule linked to the global command, components of the plurality of components
that must be processed in advance of the subject component;

attributing, for each component type from the plurality of component types, of each of the components that must be processed
in advance, a weighting factor for that component type that represents a proportion of the components of that type for which
corresponding actions must be successfully completed, based on the dependency rules, before executing the action on the subject
component; and

executing the action on the subject component, if for each component type that must be processed in advance, the corresponding
actions are successfully completed for a proportion of the components of that type that is at least equal to the respective
weighting factor,

wherein the actions specified by the global command are processed according to an ordered sequence of instructions that is
determined from a dependency chart, and

wherein the sequence of instructions comprises at least one group of instructions for each level of the dependency chart,
the instructions of the at least one group for each of the levels being executed in parallel, and the instructions from level
to level being executed sequentially.

US Pat. No. 9,877,283

METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR REPORTING SENSOR DATA AND TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method for reporting sensor data, the method comprising:
when a processor determines that only sensor data collected by a sensor needs to be processed currently, sending, by the processor,
indication information indicating that the processor is to enter a sleep state, and entering the sleep state, wherein the
indication information is used to enable a sensor hub to receive and temporarily store in an event information table, after
receiving the indication information, the sensor data collected by the sensor and a corresponding collection time at which
the sensor collects the sensor data;

when the processor is restored to a working state, sending indication information indicating that the processor is restored
to the working state, wherein the indication information is used to enable the sensor hub to report the event information
table to the processor after receiving the indication information;

receiving and parsing, by the processor, the event information table reported by the sensor hub, so as to acquire the sensor
data and record an acquiring time at which the processor acquires the sensor data; and

calculating, according to the acquiring time using a manner of time mapping, the corresponding collection time at which the
sensor collects the sensor data.

US Pat. No. 9,874,107

WIND TURBINE DIAGNOSTIC DEVICE FOR GENERATOR COMPONENTS

SENVION SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A wind turbine diagnostic device for diagnosing mechanical damage to one or more generator components of at least one wind
turbine, comprising:
at least one speed sensor for determining a rotational speed of a generator of the at least one wind turbine, the speed sensor
having at least one speed signal output for outputting the determined rotational speed;

a frequency analysis module with at least one speed signal input connected to the speed signal output by a speed signal line,
and a frequency spectrum signal output for outputting a frequency spectrum, the frequency analysis module being configured
to determine a frequency spectrum of the rotational speed; and

a comparator having a frequency spectrum signal input connected to the frequency spectrum signal output by a frequency spectrum
signal line, the comparator being configured to compare the frequency spectrum of the rotational speed with a prescribed standard
frequency spectrum and to diagnose mechanical damage to the one or more generator components based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 9,877,410

COOLER, ELECTRICAL COMPONENT UNIT, AND REFRIGERATION APPARATUS

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. A cooler for cooling a heat generating component with refrigerant flowing through a refrigerant pipe, the cooler comprising:
a heat transfer member having a groove into which the refrigerant pipe is fitted, and
a presser plate configured to directly press the refrigerant pipe against the groove, the presser plate being rotatably attached
to the heat transfer member such that the presser plate switches between an open position at which the groove is exposed and
a closed position at which the presser plate covers the groove,

a lock mechanism configured to prevent rotation of the presser plate to keep the presser plate in the closed position,
a rotary protrusion piece protruding from an end portion of the presser plate near an axis of rotation of the presser plate,
and

a rotation supporter provided on one side of the heat transfer member in a direction of the groove width to engage the rotary
protrusion piece and rotatably support the rotary protrusion piece,

wherein the presser plate is large enough to cover the entire groove when closed.

US Pat. No. 9,877,408

PACKAGE ASSEMBLY

1. A package assembly, comprising:
a first heat dissipating module;
a housing frame fixed on the first heat dissipating module, and comprising a top part, a bottom part, plural frame plates
and a hollow part, wherein the hollow part has a first open end and a second open end, wherein the first open end is located
beside the bottom part, the second open end is located beside the top part, and the top part has at least one opening;

a power module disposed within the hollow part of the housing frame, and covering the first open end of the hollow part, wherein
the power module comprises a first surface, a second surface and at least one pin, the first surface and the second surface
are opposed to each other, the first surface has a periphery region and a middle region, the second surface of the power module
is attached on the first heat dissipating module, and the at least one pin is disposed on the periphery region of the first
surface of the power module, wherein the at least one pin is penetrated through the corresponding opening and partially exposed
outside the top part of the housing frame; and

a second heat dissipating module disposed within the hollow part of the housing frame and attached on the middle region of
the first surface of the power module, wherein the second heat dissipating module is a replaceable cold plate or a replaceable
water-cooled heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,877,406

ARCHITECTURAL PANEL SYSTEM COMPOSED OF A COMBINATION OF SENSORY OUTPUT TILE MODULES AND NON-SENSORY-OUTPUT TILE MODULES, AND COMPONENTS THEREFOR

Revolution Display, LLC, ...

1. An architectural tiled panel system, comprising:
a support structure designed and configured to be secured to a base support;
a plurality of sensory output tile modules coupled to the support structure;
a plurality of non-sensory-output tile modules coupled to the support structure and located in abutting relation to ones of
the plurality of sensory output tile modules so as to form a non-sensory-output surround for at least some of the plurality
of sensory output tile modules; and

an electrical network electrically connecting the sensory output tile modules to at least one driver for driving the sensory
output tile modules, wherein at least one of the non-sensory-output tile modules includes at least one pass-through electrical
conductor that forms part of the electrical network;

wherein:
each of the plurality of sensory output tile modules and each of the plurality of non-sensory-output tile modules has a backside
having a plurality of keyholes, the architectural tiled panel system further comprising a plurality of connectors each having
at least two latch mechanisms designed and configured to matingly engage corresponding ones of the plurality of keyholes on
a corresponding set of abutting tile modules of the plurality of sensory output tile modules and the plurality of non-sensory-output
tile modules so as to firmly hold the set of abutting tile modules in fixed relation with one another; and

each of the plurality of connectors comprises a base and each of the at least two latch mechanisms is rotatably engaged with
the base and includes:

a catch designed and configured to have an interference fit with a corresponding keyhole of the plurality of keyholes when
properly rotated relative to the corresponding keyhole;

a catch-support member having first and second ends spaced from one another, the first end fixed to the catch; and
a lever rotatably engaged with the base and pivotably secured to the catch-support member at the second end, wherein the lever
has a cam surface designed and configured to engage the base and to draw the catch toward the base as a user pivots the lever
from a unlatched position to a latched position.

US Pat. No. 9,875,008

DISPLAY DEVICE, CORRESPONDING SYSTEMS, AND METHODS THEREFOR

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of orienting visual output on a device comprising:
initiating a presentation of the visual output via a display device;
responsive to receiving a user input, altering a presentation orientation of the visual output from a first orientation to
a second orientation;

detecting a non user event, the non-user event comprising an event that occurs in absence of intentional user input to a user
interface of the device, the non-user event including passively detected wellness conditions associated with a user wearing
the device; and

responsive to detecting the non-user event, reverting the presentation orientation of the visual output to the first orientation.

US Pat. No. 9,873,509

INTERACTIVE ELECTRONIC SIGNAGE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION FOR AN AIRCRAFT

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A signage display system for an aircraft, comprising:
a controller for receiving input and generating a command wherein the command is associated with a predetermined flight condition
necessitating a display of safety information, wherein the flight condition is selected from at least one of taxi, takeoff,
landing, and turbulence;

a central controller connected to the controller, the central controller receiving the command and generating a display signal
responsive to the command;

at least one peripheral device connected to the central controller, the peripheral device receiving the display signal prompting
the device to display the safety information;

an input associated with the peripheral device for receiving an acknowledgement of the safety information and generating an
acknowledgement signal responsive to the acknowledgement.

US Pat. No. 9,877,409

METHOD FOR AUTOMOTIVE BATTERY COOLING

ThermoTek, Inc., Flower ...

1. A method of cooling a battery array, the method comprising:
providing a plurality of heat pipes, each heat pipe of the plurality of heat pipes comprising a low-profile extrusion having
a plurality of hollow tubes formed within the low-profile extrusion, each heat pipe of the plurality of heat pipes comprising
an evaporator portion and a condenser portion;

placing the evaporator portion between successive batteries within the battery array;
arranging each heat pipe of the plurality of heat pipes to maximize thermal exposure of the evaporator portion to the successive
batteries;

conducting heat into the evaporator portion of the plurality of heat pipes from the battery array; and
discharging the heat from the condenser portion of the plurality of heat pipes to a heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,876,390

TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING OPERATION OF STATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES DURING VOLTAGE DISTURBANCES

Liebert Corporation, Col...

1. A static transfer switch, comprising:
a preferred input terminal configured to receive an AC voltage signal from a preferred voltage source;
a data port configured to receive a message via a data link from a device associated with the preferred voltage source, where
the message is indicative of a voltage disturbance in the voltage signal;

a load terminal;
a first switch arrangement electrically connected between the preferred input terminal and the load terminal and operates
to selectively output the voltage signal to the load terminal, wherein the first switch arrangement includes one or more semiconductor
switches; and

a controller configured to receive the message from the data port and operable, in response to receiving the message, to initiate
a timer and compare duration of the timer to a threshold,

wherein the controller, in response to the duration being less than the threshold, to controls conductive state of the semiconductor
switches to change waveform of the voltage signal output by the first switch arrangement to the load terminal, thereby avoiding
magnetic flux saturation in a downstream transformer; and

wherein the controller, in response to the duration being greater than the threshold, couple an alternate input terminal to
the load terminal, where the alternate input terminal is configured to receive an AC voltage signal from an alternate voltage
source.

US Pat. No. 9,875,016

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERSISTENT ANCILLARY DISPLAY SCREEN RENDERING

RAKUTEN KOBO INC., Toron...

1. A method executed in a processor of a computing device, the computing device further including a primary display screen
and an ancillary display screen, wherein the ancillary display screen is disposed on an edge surface of the computing device
in a substantially orthogonal plane relative to a front housing face that includes the primary display screen, and a memory
storing instructions and an e-book, the e-book including a series of digitally constructed pages of content, the method comprising:
receiving a command to modify a page of the e-book content, the page including at least one margin indicia as rendered on
the primary display screen;

activating the ancillary display screen while displaying the modified page bereft of the at least one margin indicia on the
primary display screen; and

transitioning display of the at least one margin indicia to the ancillary display screen of the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,877,281

SCHEDULED PEER POWER SAVE MODE

1. A method comprising:
determining a wakeup schedule; and
communicating the wakeup schedule between a first station and a second station, the wakeup schedule scheduling a plurality
of fixed length durations, each duration comprising a dynamic wakeup interval, wherein in the absence of a service period,
the dynamic wakeup interval comprises a fixed number of idle slots and the total length of the dynamic wakeup interval depends.

US Pat. No. 9,876,803

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTITY MANAGEMENT

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for determining a trustworthiness of a requested transaction, the method comprising:
receiving, at a transaction authentication engine and from a participant entity, a request to determine a trustworthiness
of a transaction request, the transaction request being submitted by a user to access data managed by the participant entity,
the transaction request including identity information of the user comprising a biometric of the user as well as a primary
identification document, both presented by the user when requesting the transaction at the participant entity;

submitting a first inquiry at an authentication verification engine to determine an authenticity of a purported identity of
the user submitting the transaction request, the first inquiry encapsulating the identity information of the user;

in response to the first inquiry, receiving a response from the authentication verification engine, wherein the response is
formulated by the authentication verification engine solely using the identity information from the first inquiry to verify
at one or more identity databases—that hold information of users who have been previously vetted by a trusted entity through
a vetting process to issue primary identification documents to each user—rather than verifying with the user who initially
submitted the very transaction request, the trusted entity being different from the participant entity and wherein the response
including a computed authenticity score quantitatively attesting to the purported identity of the user submitting the transaction
request based on (i) a degree of match between the biometric presented by the user to request the transaction and biometric
information from the primary identification document; and (ii) a degree of validity of the primary identification document
as compared to information from the one or more identity databases;

based on the computed authenticity score, determining the trustworthiness of the transaction request being submitted by the
user; and

notifying the participant entity of the determined trustworthiness of the transaction request to access data managed by the
participant entity.

US Pat. No. 9,876,564

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING A SOURCE OF NODE RETURN SYSTEM DEGRADATION

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A system, comprising:
a memory that stores instructions for identifying a cause of return system degradation; and
one or more processors configured to:
monitor a network to identify a distressed node impacted by the return system degradation;
poll a plurality of cable modem devices serviced by the distressed node for a plurality of transmission parameter values,
the plurality of transmission parameter values including at least two transmission parameter values for each cable modem device
from among the plurality of cable modem devices;

score the at least two transmission parameter values for each cable modem device from among the plurality of cable modem devices
to provide a plurality of scores corresponding to the plurality of cable modem devices, wherein a first score for a first
transmission parameter value from among the scored at least two transmission parameter values corresponding to a first cable
modem device from among the plurality of cable modem devices is greater than a second score for a corresponding second transmission
parameter value from among the scored at least two transmission parameter values corresponding to a second cable modem device
from among the plurality of cable modem devices when the first transmission parameter value is greater than the corresponding
second transmission parameter value;

compile the scored at least two transmission parameter values for each cable modem device from among the plurality of cable
modem devices to, provide a plurality of composite scores for the plurality of cable modem devices;

compare the plurality of composite scores to a threshold value to identify one or more cable modem devices from among the
plurality of cable modem devices causing the return system degradation; and

initiate one or more work orders to repair the one or more cable modem devices causing the return system degradation.

US Pat. No. 9,876,069

HIGH-VOLTAGE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Vanguard International Se...

1. A high-voltage semiconductor device, comprising:
a semiconductor substrate comprising a high-voltage well region;
a gate dielectric structure comprising:
a first dielectric layer over the high-voltage well region; and
a second dielectric layer over the first dielectric layer, wherein the second dielectric layer has a U-shaped or ring-shaped
contour as viewed from a top-view aspect, so as to form an opening exposing the first dielectric layer;

a gate over the second dielectric layer and extending onto the exposed first dielectric layer via the opening;
a drift doping region in the high-voltage well region; and
a source/drain doping region in the drift doping region.

US Pat. No. 9,875,819

REACTIVITY CONTROL DEVICE FOR STORING NUCLEAR FUEL

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL

13. A reactivity control system for storing nuclear fuel, the system comprising:
a nuclear fuel assembly comprising a bottom nozzle box, a top nozzle box, a plurality of fuel rods extending vertically between
the nozzle boxes, and a plurality of guide tubes extending vertically between the nozzle boxes;

a reactivity control device comprising a top tube sheet, a plurality of neutron absorber rods fixedly attached to the top
tube sheet, and a floating guide plate slideably mounted on the absorber rods for upward and downward movement along the absorber
rods, the absorber rods removably insertable into the guide tubes of the fuel assembly;

wherein the reactivity control device has a first uninstalled, position prior to insertion of the absorber rods into the fuel
assembly in which the floating guide plate is spatially separated from the top tube sheet, and a second installed position
after insertion of the absorber rods into the guide tubes of the fuel assembly in which the floating guide plate is abuttingly
engaged with the top tube sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,873,754

PROCESS FOR THE GAS-PHASE POLYMERIZATION OF ETHYLENE OR ETHYLENE MIXTURES

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A process for the gas-phase polymerization of ethylene or a mixture of ethylene and one or more 1-olefins in the presence
of a polymerization catalyst system comprising the steps of:
a) feeding a solid catalyst component obtained by contacting at least a magnesium compound and a titanium compound to a continuously
operated apparatus and contacting the solid catalyst component with an aluminum alkyl compound at a temperature of from 0-70°
C. such that the mean residence time of the solid catalyst component in contact with the aluminum alkyl compound is from 5
to 300 minutes;

b) transferring the catalyst component formed in step a) into another continuously operated apparatus and pre-polymerizing
it with ethylene or a mixture of ethylene and one or more 1-olefins in suspension at a temperature of 10-80° C., forming polymer
in an amount of 0.2-25 g polymer/g of solid catalyst component such that the mean residence time of the solid catalyst component
in the apparatus is from 5 minutes to 3 hours; and

c) transferring the prepolymerized catalyst component formed in step b) into a gas-phase polymerization reactor and polymerizing
ethylene or a mixture of ethylene and one or more 1-olefins in the presence of the prepolymerized catalyst component at temperatures
of 40-120° C. and pressures of 0.1-10 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,873,783

ETHYLENE POLYMER COMPOSITION HAVING IMPROVED TENSILE PROPERTIES

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. An ethylene polymer composition comprising an eta (0.01) value equal to or greater than 35,000 Pas and comprising:
A) 25-75% by weight of an ethylene polymer selected from (A1) ethylene homopolymers and (A2) copolymers of ethylene with one or more olefin comonomers, wherein the comonomer content is 10% by weight or less with respect
to the weight of the copolymer, and mixtures of homopolymers (A1) and copolymers (A2);

B) 25-75% by weight of a copolymer of ethylene and propylene comprising 45%-70%, by weight of ethylene;wherein eta (0.01) is the complex shear viscosity at an angular frequency of 0.01 rad/s as measured via dynamic oscillatory
shear in a plate-plate rotational rheometer at a temperature of 200° C., and A) and B) refer to the total weight of A)+B).

US Pat. No. 9,877,334

CELL CONFIGURATION IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a wireless device, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a first cell in a plurality of
cells, the plurality of cells grouped into one or more cross-carrier scheduling groups comprising a first cross-carrier scheduling
group, the first cross-carrier scheduling group comprising the first cell and a second cell, each of the first cell and the
second cell identified by a respective cell identifier employing a first number of bits, wherein the configuration parameters:

indicate that the second cell is employed for cross carrier scheduling of the first cell; and
comprise a cell identifier and a first cell indicator field, the first cell indicator field employing a second number of bits,
wherein the second number is smaller than the first number;

receiving downlink control information on a control channel of the second cell for a packet transmitted on the first cell,
the downlink control information comprising the first cell indicator field, the first cell indicator field identifying the
first cell; and

receiving the packet on the first cell on radio resources identified by the downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 9,875,718

ELECTROCHROMIC TWO WAY DISPLAY FOR TWO IN ONE LAPTOP/TABLET FORM FACTORS

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of operating a computing device including a base portion and a lid portion, the method comprising:
determining, based on receiving one or more inputs indicating a position of the lid portion with respect to the base portion,
that the computing device is in a laptop mode of operation or a tablet mode of operation; and
based on determining that the computing device is in a laptop mode of operation,
not applying a first voltage to a first electrochromic material included in a first side of a display device included in the
lid portion of the computing device, the first electrochromic material changing from an opaque state to a transparent state
in response to not applying the first voltage;

applying a second voltage to a second electrochromic material included in a second side of the display device included in
the lid portion of the computing device, the second electrochromic material changing from a transparent state to an opaque
state in response to applying the second voltage; and

displaying, on an organic light emitting diode (OLED) display included in the display device and located between the first
side of the display device and the second side of the display device, content visible from the first side of the display device
and not visible from the second side of the display device.

US Pat. No. 9,877,397

MOUNTING JIG FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A mounting jig for a semiconductor device, comprising:
an insulated circuit board-positioning jig positioning an insulated circuit board by housing the insulated circuit board at
a predetermined position,

a tubular contact element positioning jig having a plurality of positioning holes at predetermined positions to insert a plurality
of tubular contact elements respectively, and

a tubular contact element press-down jig for pressing down the plurality of tubular contact elements inserted into the respective
positioning holes in the tubular contact element positioning jig,

wherein the tubular contact element press-down jig includes a plurality of projections insertable into each of the plurality
of positioning holes.

US Pat. No. 9,877,376

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR POWERING INTELLIGENT LIGHTING NETWORKS

IDS-IP Holdings, LLC, Sa...

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

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

US Pat. No. 9,875,061

DISTRIBUTED BACKUP SYSTEM

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A backup method for a plurality of computers, the method comprising:
transmitting a respective message from each of the plurality of computers to each other computer of the plurality of computers,
wherein each respective message indicates an extent to which the respective computer that transmitted the respective message
is available for storing backups from the other computers of the plurality of computers and an inventory of currently stored
backups on the respective computer that transmitted the respective message; and

based at least in part of the respective messages, storing a backup from one of the computers of the plurality of computers
to one of the other computers of the plurality of computers.

US Pat. No. 9,877,347

VEHICULAR COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND RESET GUARD FUNCTION CONTROL PROGRAM PRODUCT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicular communication apparatus comprising:
a connector that establishes a connection with an external instrument;
a wireless communicator that performs wireless communication when a contract enabling the wireless communication is established;
and

an electronic control unit that is
capable of operating a failsafe function to execute a reset, when detecting an unestablished connection between the external
instrument and the connector after startup and

capable of operating a reset guard function, when detecting that the vehicular communication apparatus starts while the contract
enabling the wireless communication is unestablished,

wherein the electronic control unit
determines whether the vehicular communication apparatus is under a pre-factory-shipment state that is before being shipped
from a factory, when detecting that the vehicular communication apparatus starts in a period in which the contract enabling
the wireless communication is unestablished, and

prohibits operation of the reset guard function while determining that the vehicular communication apparatus is under the
pre-factory-shipment.

US Pat. No. 9,877,127

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TESTING TEMPERATURE TOLERANCE LIMIT OF LOUDSPEAKER

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A method for testing a temperature tolerance limit of a loudspeaker, comprising:
selecting a test signal, and determining a test output voltage as a rated voltage of the loudspeaker, so that the loudspeaker
reaches a rated amplitude;

determining a gain boosting frequency point for increasing a gain of the test signal, according to a resonant frequency of
the loudspeaker;

performing a plurality of tests for the loudspeaker with a specific frequency sweep cycle, and in each test controlling the
test signal to maintain the gain constant in a frequency band lower than the gain boosting frequency point and increase the
gain in a frequency band higher than the gain boosting frequency point, testing and recording a temperature of the loudspeaker,
controlling the loudspeaker to continuously run for a duration, judging whether the loudspeaker fails, and if the loudspeaker
does not fail, continuing the test till the loudspeaker fails, and recording a temperature at the time of the failure; and

determining a highest temperature that is tolerable by the loudspeaker before the loudspeaker fails according to the temperature
at the time of the failure of the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 9,874,478

SENSOR CLIP AND METHOD OF USING

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A luminaire sensor clip system, comprising:
a housing having at least one light-receiving opening therein;
a color sensor positioned within the housing, the color sensor being optically aligned with the light-receiving opening in
the housing such that light from a luminaire is directly received by the color sensor;

an environment sensor mounted on the housing in a position such that light from the luminaire is indirectly received by the
environment sensor; and

an attachment member for connecting the housing onto the luminaire, wherein the attachment member comprises a vertical leg,
the vertical leg configured to receive a sliding member, and an attachment arm disposed at a substantially right angle to
the vertical leg, the attachment arm configured for attachment to a luminaire.

US Pat. No. 9,874,314

RETROFIT ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (OLED) LIGHT SOURCE

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. A socket for electrically connecting an OLED blade, the socket comprising:
a first part and a second part with a slot between the first part and the second part for receiving the OLED blade, whereas
the first and second parts are mechanically connected via a first mechanical fixture forming the inner walls of the slot,
with at least parts of the first part or the second part being transparent such that primary light emitted by the OLED blade
when inserted in the slot can pass the first part or the second part;

the socket further comprising first electrical contacts for electrically contacting the OLED blade and the first mechanical
fixture to attach the OLED blade in a removable way between the first part and the second part, the socket further comprising
an electrical connector for supplying electrical power to the first electrical contacts and where the first electrical contacts
are embedded in the first mechanical fixture along the inner walls of the slot;

wherein at least one of the first part or the second part comprises a secondary optic being adapted to change the light distribution
of the primary light emitted by the OLED blade when inserted in the slot.

US Pat. No. 9,874,290

VALVE DEVICE

KEIHIN CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A valve device comprising:
a body made of resin, the body having a flow path through which a fluid flows;
a valve element configured to be seated on or separated away from a valve seat formed in the flow path;
a valve element drive mechanism including a movable member operably coupled to the valve element to move the valve element
in a direction to be seated on or separated away from the valve seat; and

a tubular shaped housing covering the valve element drive mechanism;
wherein:
the body has a tubular insertion section, in which the movable member of the valve element drive mechanism is inserted;
a flange is formed at an end of the insertion section that faces the housing;
a metal ring is fitted externally on an outer side wall of the flange, the metal ring having a plurality of projections formed
on an inner wall thereof, the plurality of projections being separated from each other along a circumferential direction of
the ring, and the plurality of projections being embedded in the outer side wall of the flange; and

an open end of the housing is fixed to the body by being crimped to the flange through the ring.

US Pat. No. 9,877,405

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND MOUNTING METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a housing;
a plug-in unit that is inserted into the housing and electrically connected to a connection substrate within the housing and
includes a front panel on a front side of an insertion direction;

a guiding member that includes a retention portion retaining the plug-in unit, the guiding member being moved between a protruding
position protruding from the housing to the front side of the insertion direction of the plug-in unit and a retracting position
retracting to the housing side, the guiding member being electrically connected to the housing;

a biasing member that biases the guiding member to the protruding position; and
a conductive member that is positioned between the plug-in unit and the guiding member, the plug-in unit and the guiding member
being in a conduction state by the conductive member,

wherein the front panel includes a front plate which is provided at the front side of the insertion direction, a left plate
which extends from one longitudinal side of the front plate in the insertion direction and a right plate which extends from
the other longitudinal side of the front plate in the insertion direction, and

a first portion of the conductive member is provided on a surface of one of the left plate and the right plate and extends
from an upper portion of the one of the left plate and the right plate to a lower portion of the one of the left plate and
the right plate.

US Pat. No. 9,874,300

CONNECTING DEVICE FOR MEDIA LINES

1. A connecting device for media lines, comprising a housing part of two parts including an accommodating part for the plug-in
connection of a media line and a connection part for the connection of the housing part to a subassembly or to a further media
line, wherein the connecting part is formed of metal and is connected to the accommodating part which is formed of plastics
material, the connecting part being connected to the accommodating part via a coaxial, rotationally symmetrical plug-in connection
with form-fitting latching and with a circumferentially closed linear progression,
wherein the connecting part is plugged into a plug-in mount of the accommodating part by way of a plug-in extension, wherein
the plug-in extension engages in a form-fitting manner behind a radial undercut surface within the plug-in mount by way of
a radially outwardly projecting latching step,

wherein the accommodating part has an axially projecting annular collar that is coaxial with a plug-in axis (X) of the plug-in
connection and, for guidance purposes, is engaged in a force-fitting manner in a corresponding recess within the connecting
part,

the plug-in extension of the connecting part and the plug-in mount of the accommodating part having an annular gap therebetween
that is sealed in a radially outward direction by an elastic circumferential seal arranged in a sealing chamber, the sealing
chamber being partly defined by a cylindrical outer circumferential surface of the connecting part and a step surface projecting
radially outward from the outer circumferential surface, the sealing chamber also being partly defined by a cylindrical inner
circumferential surface of the accommodating part and a step surface projecting radially inwardly from the inner circumferential
surface, the step surfaces axially delimiting the sealing chamber, and the inner circumferential surface defining part of
the annular collar.

US Pat. No. 9,877,411

HEATSINK ALIGNMENT TO PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

THOMSON Licensing, Issy-...

1. An electronic device comprising:
at least two vertically oriented walls;
a circuit board having a peripheral edge positioned in the electronic device;
a heat sink contacting the circuit board, the heat sink having orientation features on a periphery of the heat sink, wherein
the orientation features comprise alignment features that extend vertically and vertically downward from two opposing edges
of the periphery of the heat sink, the alignment features contact two opposing ends of the peripheral edge of the printed
circuit board to orient the heat sink with respect to the circuit board, the alignment features comprising a vertical wall
portion that contacts a vertical portion of the opposing ends of the peripheral edge of the printed circuit board, and a horizontal
ledge portion that protrudes inwardly from the vertical wall portion, the horizontal ledge portion contacts a horizontal surface
of the printed circuit board near peripheral edge of the printed circuit board; and

a first antenna assembly positioned inside the electronic device adjacent to one of the vertically oriented walls, wherein
the first antenna assembly is positioned outside the peripheral edge of the circuit board and the periphery of the heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,877,183

TERMINAL AND PROCESSING METHOD FOR HEAD PORTRAIT OF CONTACT PERSON

YULONG COMPUTER TELECOMMU...

1. A terminal comprising:
a processor comprising hardware configured to:
determine at least one associated application program corresponding to a designated contact person in an address book of the
terminal;

for each of the determined at least one associated application program, obtain a head portrait associated with a respective
application program;

simultaneously display on a display of the terminal each head portrait associated with the respective application program
for the designated contact person along with an address book head portrait;

wherein a network head portrait database corresponding to the terminal is established in a designated server, and when at
least one contact person and the head portrait of the at least one contact person in an address book of a terminal of at least
one other contact person are stored in a related manner in the network head portrait database and the at least one other contact
person is the contact person in the address book of the terminal of the at least one contact person, the processor comprising
hardware is configured to acquire the head portraits of the designated contact person from the network head portrait database,
and wherein

the processor comprising hardware is further configured to transmit a request for acquiring head portraits to the designated
server, so as to acquire the head portraits of the designated contact person from at least one other terminal's network head
portrait database in the designated server and add the acquired head portraits to the network head portrait database corresponding
to the terminal of the designated contact person, the at least one other terminal is the terminal of at least one contact
person who is the contact person in the address book of the terminal of the designated contact person or the at least one
associated application program and wherein the acquired head portraits are displayed.

US Pat. No. 9,874,749

VIRTUAL AND AUGMENTED REALITY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A wearable augmented reality display system, comprising:
a vision system having one or more optical elements to project one or more images at respective one or more depth planes to
a user;

a processor communicatively coupled to a mapping database for retrieving a map data corresponding to one or more real objects
of the world, the mapping database receiving inputs from at least one component of one or more wearable augmented reality
display systems;

a sensor to acquire sensor data; and
a pose module to utilize the retrieved map data and the sensor data to determine a head pose of the user,
wherein the processor processes the retrieved map data and the head pose of the user to determine one or more output parameters,
and wherein the processor instructs the vision system to project the one or more images at the one or more depth planes to
the user based at least in part on the determined output parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,873,700

COMPOUNDS FOR KINASE MODULATION, AND INDICATIONS THEREFOR

Plexxikon Inc., Berkeley...

1. A compound having formula (Ic-1a)

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a solvate, a tautomer or a stereoisomer thereof, wherein:
R16 is hydrogen, optionally substituted aryl or optionally substituted C1-6alkyl;

R19 is hydrogen or 2-(methoxycarbonylamino)propyl;

R4 is hydrogen, fluoro, chloro, —CH3, —CN, or —CF3; and

R1 and R2 are each independently optionally substituted alkyl.

US Pat. No. 9,872,663

METHODS, SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR REMOVING MARKER ARTIFACT CONTRIBUTION FROM A TOMOSYNTHESIS DATASET

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A method for removing marker artifacts from a tomosynthesis dataset in a tomosynthesis imaging system comprising:
positioning at least one alignment marker anywhere within a field of view of the tomosynthesis imaging system;
acquiring a first plurality of projection images by tomosynthesis x-ray imaging, the first plurality of projection images
containing at least one imaged representation of the at least one alignment marker;

minimizing the imaged representation of the at least one alignment marker on the first plurality of projection images to generate
a second plurality of projection images; and

reconstructing a plurality of tomographic images from the second plurality of projection images
wherein if the at least one alignment marker is more than one, then a correlation between each alignment marker is not predetermined.

US Pat. No. 9,877,394

CONNECTION SYSTEM OF A CONDUCTIVE BUSBAR TO AN ELECTRIC COMPONENT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC INDUST...

1. A mechanical and electrical connection system comprising:
a printed circuit board;
a busbar; and
an electrical component,
wherein the printed circuit board includes:
a first orifice in which a bottom foot of the busbar is received, and
a second orifice in which a lug of the electrical component is received,
wherein the busbar includes an elastically deformable clamp which receives the lug of the electrical component, and
wherein a bottom part of the elastically deformable clamp is received in the second orifice with the lug of the electrical
component such that a first part of the elastically deformable clamp is above the second orifice and a second part of the
elastically deformable clamp is inside the second orifice, around the lug of the electrical component, the first part of the
elastically deformable clamp having a first vertical height greater than a second vertical height of the second part of the
elastically deformable clamp.

US Pat. No. 9,876,676

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUMS FOR MANAGING COMPUTING SYSTEMS BY A MANAGEMENT ORCHESTRATION MODULE

VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method for managing computing systems, the method comprising:
identifying, by a management orchestration module executing on a management computing system configured to manage one or more
existing tenant computing systems, a new tenant computing system installed in addition to the existing tenant computing systems,
wherein each of the existing tenant computing systems and the new tenant computing system comprises an integrated rack of
data processing, data storage, and computer networking hardware, wherein identifying the new tenant computing system comprises
discovering that the new tenant computing system has been installed in addition to the existing tenant computing systems by
periodically polling a network for new devices;

determining, by the management orchestration module and in response to discovering that the new tenant computing system has
been installed, that a projected computing load placed on the management computing system by the existing tenant computing
systems and the new tenant computing system exceeds a threshold computing load; and

in response to determining that the projected computing load exceeds the threshold computing load, configuring, by the management
orchestration module, the new tenant computing system as a remote tenant of the management computing system by deploying remote
management software onto the new tenant computing system, wherein configuring the new tenant computing system as a remote
tenant of the management computing system comprises configuring the new tenant computing system to perform one or more management
tasks independently of the management orchestration module and configuring the new tenant computing system to be available
to execute one or more workflows specified by the management computing system, and wherein the new tenant computing system
is distinct from the management computing system and configuring the new tenant computing system as a remote tenant of the
management computing system comprises deploying a stack of remote management software onto the new tenant computing system.

US Pat. No. 9,874,871

METHOD TO DYNAMICALLY ADJUSTING STEERING RATES OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

17. A data processing system, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor to store instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform
operations, the operations including determining a plurality of steering rate candidates for a steering control command of
operating an autonomous vehicle;

for each of the steering rate candidates,
calculating a plurality of individual costs for the steering rate candidate by applying a plurality of cost functions, each
cost function corresponding to one of a plurality of cost categories, and

calculating a total cost for the steering rate candidate based on the individual costs produced by the cost functions;
selecting one of the steering rate candidates having a lowest total cost as a target steering rate; and
generating a steering control command based on the selected steering rate candidate to control a steering wheel of the autonomous
vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,877,370

LIGHTING DEVICE COMPRISING AT LEAST TWO SETS OF LEDS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a first set of light emitting diodes arranged to emit light in a first blue wavelength range of 380 nm-490 nm,
a second set of light emitting diodes arranged to emit light in a second blue wavelength range of 380 nm-490 nm,
a first luminescent element radiationally coupled to the first and second sets of light emitting diodes and arranged to convert
at least a part of the light of the first wavelength range and at least a part of the light of the second wavelength range
into first luminescent element light,

a second luminescent element radiationally coupled to at least a subset of the second set of light emitting diodes and arranged
to convert at least a part of the light of the second wavelength range into second luminescent element light,

wherein the second luminescent element comprises a plurality of discrete luminescent elements arranged downstream of the first
luminescent element and that are aligned with at least a subset of the second set of light emitting diodes, and

wherein, during operation, a brightness level of the light emitted by the first set of light emitting diodes and a brightness
level of the light emitted by the second set of light emitting diodes, respectively, are controllable independently and wherein
the lighting device is arranged to generate white lighting device light, and wherein the lighting device light is within 15
standard deviation of color matching from the black body locus during operation of the lighting device.

US Pat. No. 9,877,341

MULTI-SUBFRAME SCHEDULING METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A multi-subframe scheduling method, comprising:
a base station side scheduling transmission of a plurality of subframes through a piece of downlink control information DCI;
and

according to an acquired multi-subframe scheduling mode and scheduling parameters, a user equipment UE receiving and sending
the plurality of subframes according to an indication of the DCI;

wherein, the scheduling mode is the plurality of subframes scheduled containing different types of subframes, and a way for
processing the different types of subframes;

wherein, the way for processing the different types of subframes comprises: only scheduling subframes of a same type in the
multi-subframe scheduling, or selecting scheduled subframes based on a transmission mode.

US Pat. No. 9,876,995

IMAGE SENSOR

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. An image sensor, comprising
a sensor array layer formed of a plurality of normal sensor units and a plurality of spectrometer sensor units;
a first guided mode resonance (GMR) structure having a first grating pitch and disposed on the sensor array layer to cover
N (where N is a positive integer) of the spectrometer sensor units;

a second GMR structure having a second grating pitch and disposed on the sensor array layer to cover N of the spectrometer
sensor units; and

a plurality of color filter units disposed on the sensor array layer to cover the normal sensor units; and
a clear structure having no gratings and disposed on the sensor array layer to cover N of the spectrometer sensor units.

US Pat. No. 9,874,033

BOOM ARM AND CONCRETE-DISTRIBUTING BOOM

Putzmeister Engineering G...

1. A boom arm for a concrete-distributing boom, comprising:
a box-profile support formed from two flanges and two webs connecting the flanges laterally;
the boom arm having first and second articulation points spaced apart in the longitudinal direction of the boom arm, a first
flange opening disposed at the first articulation point and a second flange opening disposed at the second articulation point;

a sealing-partition arrangement that seals a cavity region of the box-profile support at least in a region of the first and
second flange openings, the sealing partition arrangement having a single partition plate continuously spanning the cavity
region between the first and second articulation points and connected laterally to the webs;

wherein the first articulation point is located at an end of the boom arm and is arranged within the cavity region and is
covered by the partition plate.

US Pat. No. 9,874,682

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a display panel;
a light source device illuminating the display panel from a back side of the display panel;
an optical sheet arranged between the display panel and the light source device; and
a support for supporting the optical sheet,
wherein
a part of a peripheral portion of the optical sheet is sandwiched and held between the display panel and the support, and
a remaining part of the peripheral portion of the optical sheet is not sandwiched and held between the display panel and the
support.

US Pat. No. 9,874,492

BRUSH HOLDER MARKING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED MAINTENANCE

CUTSFORTH, INC., Cohasse...

1. A method of monitoring a brush holder assembly, the method comprising:
mounting a brush holder assembly at a position on an electrical generator, the position being one of a plurality of possible
positions corresponding to one of a plurality of mounting members secured to a stationary structure of the electrical generator
to which the brush holder assembly is mounted to;

recording the position of the brush holder assembly in a computer;
removing the brush holder assembly from the electrical generator after a brush of the brush holder assembly has worn; and
inspecting the removed brush holder assembly to evaluate a condition of one or more components of the brush holder assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,873,512

AIRCRAFT FRAMEWORK STRUCTURE WITH INTEGRAL VENTILATION AIR DUCT

Airbus Helicopters Deutsc...

18. A rotary wing aircraft comprising:
a cockpit framework structure provided by a plurality of frame beams integrally formed as a unitary, load-bearing, complex
curved geometrical structure comprising fiber reinforced polymers in one composite piece, wherein at least one of the plurality
of frame beams is hollow such that an inner wall surface defines an integrated air duct, the integrated air duct having an
inlet configured to receive ventilation air from a helicopter ventilation system, the duct extending from the inlet to a first
outlet with a first static nozzle, a second outlet with a second static nozzle, and a third outlet with an adjustable nozzle
and an associated internal scoop, wherein a condense water outlet is defined by the at least one of the plurality of frame
beams and intersects the duct to provide a drain, and wherein an outlet cover is associated with the condense water outlet
and positioned within the duct;

a main window supported by the cockpit framework structure;
a secondary window supported by the cockpit framework structure;
a door frame connected to and supported by the cockpit framework structure; and
a subfloor supported by the cockpit framework, the subfloor having at least one longitudinal frame integrated air duct connecting
an air-generating ventilation system to the integrated air duct of the cockpit framework and providing ventilation air thereto;

wherein the first outlet is positioned adjacent to the main window such that the first static nozzle is configured to direct
ventilation air towards the main window;

wherein the second outlet is positioned adjacent to the secondary window such that the second static nozzle is configured
to direct ventilation air towards the secondary window; and

wherein the third outlet is positioned adjacent to a presumed pilot location such that the adjustable nozzle is configured
to direct ventilation air towards the presumed pilot location.

US Pat. No. 9,873,918

TREATMENT OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA AND MYELODYSPLASTIC SYNDROMES

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A method for treating a subject having acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or a myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) comprising administering
to the subject an antibody to interleukin 8 (IL8) in an amount effective to treat AML or MDS in a subject.

US Pat. No. 9,876,183

CHARGE-TRANSPORTING METAL OXIDE-POLYMER BLEND THIN FILMS

Northwestern University, ...

1. An electronic, optical, or optoelectronic device comprising a metal oxide-polymer blend thin film semiconductor or conductor
component, said component comprising a metal oxide lattice and an electrically insulating polymer dispersed therewithin, wherein
the metal oxide lattice comprises an electrically semiconducting or conducting metal oxide and wherein the electrically insulating
polymer is present at no more than about 20% by weight of the electrically semiconducting or conducting metal oxide.

US Pat. No. 9,875,437

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DRIVE CIRCUITS FOR DYNAMIC MAGNETIC STRIPE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICES

DYNAMICS INC., Pittsburg...

1. A method, comprising:
supplying a first mute signal to a first drive circuit;
applying power to the first drive circuit after the supplying a first mute signal;
releasing the first mute signal;
supplying a first drive signal to a first wireless communications device;
supplying a second mute signal to a second drive circuit;
applying power to the second drive circuit after the supplying a second mute signal;
releasing the second mute signal; and
supplying a second drive signal to a second wireless communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,875,283

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STORING AND SEARCHING DATA IN A CUSTOMER CENTER ENVIRONMENT

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a query via a graphical user interface to search data generated by a plurality of different workforce applications
of a customer contact center;

in response to the query, substantially concurrently searching both a structured database and an unstructured database for
information in the data related to the query,
wherein substantially concurrently searching both the structured database and the unstructured database includes searching
the structured database using categories available in the structured database and searching the unstructured database using
an index of the unstructured database, wherein the structured database comprises a plurality of contacts sent and/or received
by the customer contact center, wherein the categories comprise a customer center agent identifier associated with each of
the plurality of contacts; and
storing results of the substantially concurrent search in a search result database and indexing the search results by a search
index, wherein the search index is a hash table which evenly distributes a weighted hash value for each of the words that
appear in the search results, the hash values being weighted and distributed based on the first letter found in each of the
words of the search results, wherein the distribution of the weighted hash value for the each of the words is different from
the distribution of words across the alphabet.

US Pat. No. 9,874,752

APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL SEE-THROUGH HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY WITH MUTUAL OCCLUSION AND OPAQUENESS CONTROL CAPABILITY

Magic Leap, Inc., Planta...

1. A compact optical see-through head-mounted display (300), capable of combining a see-through path (307) with a virtual view path (305) such that the opaqueness of the see-through path can be modulated and the virtual view occludes parts of the see-through
view and vice versa, the display comprising:
a. a microdisplay (350) for generating an image to be viewed by a user, the microdisplay having a virtual view path (305) associated therewith;

b. a reflection-type spatial light modulator (340) for modifying the light from an external scene in the real world to block portions of the see-through view that are to be
occluded, the spatial light modulator having a see-through path (307) associated therewith;

c. an objective optics (320), facing an external scene, configured to receive the incoming light from the external scene and to focus the light upon
the spatial light modulator (340) where the objective optics is a one-reflection freeform prism comprising three optical freeform surfaces: refractive surface
S4, reflective surface S5 and refractive surface S6;

d. a beamsplitter (330) configured to merge a digitally generated virtual image from a microdisplay (350) and a modulated see-through image of an external scene passing from a spatial light modulator, producing a combined image;

e. an eyepiece (310) configured to magnify the combined image, where the eyepiece is a one-reflection freeform prism comprising three optical
freeform surfaces: refractive surface S1, reflective surface S2 and refractive surface S3;

f. an exit pupil (302) configured to face the eyepiece, the exit pupil whereupon the user observes the combined view of the virtual and see-through
views in which the virtual view occludes portions of the see-through view;

g. a roof mirror (325) configured to reflect light from the external scene into the objective optics, where the roof mirror adds an additional
reflection to revert the see-through view so as to maintain the parity between the external scene and the see-through view
presented to the viewer;
wherein the mirror (325) is disposed upon the front layer (315) of the display, wherein the objective optics (320) is disposed upon the front layer (315) of the display, where the spatial light modulator (340) is disposed on the back layer (317) of the display, at or near an intermediate image plane of the see-through path, facing a side of the beam splitter (330), where the microdisplay (350) is disposed on the back layer (317) of the display, facing a different side of the beam splitter (330), where the beam splitter (330) is disposed such that the see-through path (307) is merged with the virtual view path (305) and the light from the merged path is directed to the eyepiece (310), wherein the eyepiece (210) is disposed upon the back layer (317) of the display,whereupon the incoming light from an external scene reflected by the minor (325), enters the objective optics (320) through the refractive surface S4, then is reflected by the reflective surface S5 and exits objective prism (320) through the refractive surface S6 and forms an intermediate image at its focal plane on the spatial light modulator (340), whereupon the spatial light modulator (340) modulates the light in the see-through path to occlude portions of the see-through view, whereupon the spatial light modulator
reflects the modulated light into the beam splitter (330), whereupon the light from the microdisplay (350) enters the beam splitter (330), whereupon the beamsplitter (330) merges the modulated light in the see-through path (307) with the light in the virtual view path (305) and folds toward the eyepiece (310) for viewing, whereupon the light from the beam splitter enters the eyepiece (310) through the refractive surface S3, then is reflected by the reflective surface S2 and exits the eyepiece (310) through the refractive surface S1 and reaches the exit pupil (302), where the viewer's eye is aligned to see a combined view of a virtual view and a modulated see-through view.

US Pat. No. 9,872,516

ORAL PRODUCT

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

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

at least 10 weight percent of non-tobacco cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-stable polymer matrix, the cellulosic fibers
comprising cellulose, the cellulosic fibers having an average fiber size of less than 200 micrometers; and

nicotine or derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-stable 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 cellulosic fibers
provide passages in the mouth-stable polymer matrix to pores retaining the nicotine or derivative thereof, the pores having
diameters of between 20 and 60 microns, wherein the oral product is substantially free of tobacco plant tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,876,669

MOBILE COMPUTING RESOURCE

ICE COMPUTER, INC., Sara...

1. A mobile computing resource for a client device, comprising:
a computing unit comprising a central processing unit (CPU), a random access memory, and a storage unit, the random access
memory and the storage unit holding instructions for executing in the CPU an operating system and application programs during
run time and for storage, respectively;

a plurality of peripheral interfaces each controlled by the computing unit for interfacing with and operatively controlling
peripherals on the client device through a takeover control module in the client device, the takeover control module comprising
either a physical internal KVM switch or a virtual KVM service application, the interfaces comprising one or more interfaces
selected from the group consisting of a power interface, an input device interface, an output device interface, a mixed input
or output device interface, a data interface, a video interface, a data or video alternative interface, a wireless interface,
and a control interface; and

a communication interface for engaging the client device, wherein the mobile computing resource has a form factor suitable
for being handheld.

US Pat. No. 9,874,698

FLAT-TOP TUNABLE FILTER

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A tunable optical filter comprising:
an input port for receiving an optical signal including a plurality of optical frequency channels;
an output port for transmitting a selected optical frequency channel of the plurality of optical frequency channels;
a plurality of sequentially coupled, co-tuned Mach-Zehnder (MZ) interferometers optically disposed between the input port
and the output port for isolating the selected optical frequency channel;

a counter-tuned MZ interferometer, connected in series with the plurality of sequentially coupled, co-tuned MZ interferometers,
located between the input port and the output port;

wherein each co-tuned MZ interferometer, of the plurality of sequentially coupled, co-tuned MZ interferometers, and the counter-tuned
MZ interferometer each include a respective first arm and a respective second arm, of a different length than the respective
first arm, optically disposed between a first optical coupler and a second optical coupler, and

a controller for tuning the plurality of sequentially coupled, co-tuned MZ interferometers to a maximum transmission at a
particular wavelength and the counter-tuned MZ interferometer to a low transmission at the particular wavelength such that
a total transmission of the tunable optical filter is a sum of a Gaussian-like response of the plurality of sequentially coupled,
co-tuned MZ interferometers and a sinusoidal response of the counter-tuned MZ interferometer.

US Pat. No. 9,873,981

DOCTOR CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR PAPERMAKING MACHINES AND RELATED METHODS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A papermaking machine for manufacturing a paper product, the papermaking machine comprising:
a Yankee dryer configured to rotate about an axis thereof;
a doctor positioned about the Yankee dryer, the doctor comprising a doctor blade supported by a doctor blade holder; and
a doctor blade loading control system in communication with the doctor, the doctor blade loading control system comprising:
a first doctor loading cylinder coupled to a tend side of the doctor and configured to selectively apply a loading force to
the doctor;

a second doctor loading cylinder coupled to a drive side of the doctor and configured to selectively apply a loading force
to the doctor;

a first air line in communication with a load side of the first doctor loading cylinder and configured to deliver air thereto;
a second air line in communication with a load side of the second doctor loading cylinder and configured to deliver air thereto;
a first electronic pressure controller disposed along the first air line and configured to control a loading pressure of the
first doctor loading cylinder on the doctor based on a first loading pressure setpoint, wherein the first electronic pressure
controller is configured to control a first pressure of the air delivered to the load side of the first doctor loading cylinder;
and

a second electronic pressure controller disposed along the second air line and configured to control a loading pressure of
the second doctor loading cylinder on the doctor based on a second loading pressure setpoint, wherein the second electronic
pressure controller is configured to control a second pressure of the air delivered to the load side of the second doctor
loading cylinder.

US Pat. No. 9,873,388

AUTOMOTIVE DOOR TRIM FASTENER AND MOLDING METHOD

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. An automotive fastener for coupling a door trim panel to an interior door member, the automotive fastener comprising:
a grommet including:
a grommet head, a barrel extending from the grommet head, and a central aperture extending axially through both the grommet
head and the barrel,

a pair of retention wings extending radially outwardly from the barrel and upwardly toward the grommet head designed to engage
and retain a portion of the interior door member between the grommet head and the retention wings;

a pair of longitudinally extending barrel slots separating a distal end of the barrel into a pair of pin retention pawls;
a barrel groove providing a thinned wall portion of the barrel extending from an upper end of the barrel slot;
wherein each pin retention pawl includes an inner retention tooth comprising a lead-in ramp surface facing toward the grommet
head on an interior side of each pin retention pawl and a lead-out ramp surface distal of the lead-in ramp surface and facing
away from the grommet head;

a pin including:
a pin head and a shaft extending axially from the pin head;
wherein the shaft comprises at least one recess receiving the inner retention teeth without radially outwardly displacing
the pin retention pawls, a pin head facing surface positioned and designed to engage the lead-out surfaces and displace the
pin retention pawl radially outwardly during removal of the shaft from the central aperture of the grommet, and a distal-facing
outer surface positioned and designed to engage the lead-in surfaces and displace the pin retention pawl radially outwardly
during insertion of the shaft into the central aperture of the grommet.

US Pat. No. 9,877,401

PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE PROVIDED WITH A BATTERY ENCLOSURE

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A portable electronic device comprising:
at least one electronic module, the electronic module comprising, a main plate provided with a cavity arranged for receiving
an electrical energy source, at least one movement associated with a printed circuit, an elastically deformable contact member
for ensuring an electrical connection between the electrical energy source and the printed circuit, and means for holding
the electrical energy source,

wherein the means for holding the electrical energy source comprise:
a removable holder made of insulating material comprising a bottom and a circular wall, the holder being arranged to receive
the electrical energy source and comprising a removable clamp for holding the electrical energy source in place, the holder
being configured to be inserted inside the cavity,

contact means for ensuring an electrical connection between the printed circuit and the clamp, the contact means including
a helical spring positioned in a housing of the holder that is located radially outside of an inner face of the circular wall
of the holder, and

securing means for removably securing the holder to the module.

US Pat. No. 9,877,142

WIRELESS SENSOR BASE STATION WITH COEXISTENCE OF MULTIPLE HOMOGENEOUS RADIOS

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A network device, comprising:
a first and a second wireless network circuits, each of the network circuits operating in a same radio frequency band, wherein
the second network circuit is assigned a higher priority than the first network circuit;

a coexistence controller coupled to the network circuits via a communication bus and configured to selectively suppress transmitting
operations of the first network circuit during receiving operations of the second network circuit; and

one or more buffers coupled to the first and second network circuits for storing data,
wherein the coexistence controller is further configured to adjust a buffer rate of the buffers based on workload of the network
circuits, and

wherein the coexistence controller is further configured to adjust resource allocation of the buffers between the first and
the second network circuits during the suppression.

US Pat. No. 9,873,072

FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR AN AIR FILTER

CAMFIL AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. A frame assembly adapted for installation in a filter housing, the frame assembly comprising:
a frame adapted to receive a filter unit of a predetermined size; and
at least one clamping mechanism for clamping said filter unit, the at least one clamping mechanism comprising an actuator
arranged at a front member of said frame, wherein said actuator is operable between an open position and a closed position
while activating the at least one clamping mechanism to clamp said filter unit;

wherein said actuator is arranged having at least one actuator element facing a back member of the frame, and wherein during
operation of said actuator, a free distance “D” between the at least one actuator element and the back member of the frame
corresponds to an in-depth size of said predetermined filter unit size, thereby enabling operation of the actuator between
the open position and the closed position only if the inserted filter unit abuts said back member of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,876,543

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CHANNEL STATE INFORMATION EXCHANGE

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A system for transferring a channel estimate for wireless digital communications,
comprising:
a channel estimator for receiving information over a wireless channel and generating a channel estimate;
a transmit processor for generating protocol information to be transmitted over said wireless channel;
a channel estimate piggyback communications module for piggybacking said channel estimate on said protocol information and
transmitting said protocol information with said piggybacked channel estimate over said wireless channel; and

a pilot subcarrier generator operatively coupled to said transmit processor for inserting pilot data within said protocol
information transmitted over said wireless channel, wherein said channel estimate piggyback communications module provides
said channel estimate to said pilot subcarrier generator, which encodes said channel estimate into said pilot data.

US Pat. No. 9,873,678

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound which is: 3,5-diamino-6-chloro-N—((R)-3-((4-((2-(hexyl((2S,3R,4R)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydroxypentyl)amino)ethyl)carbamoyl)benzyl)amino)-2-(2-methylbenzyl)propyl)pyrazine-2-carboxamide:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,872,824

SEMI-PERMANENT HAIR STRAIGHTENING COMPOSITION AND METHOD

Lubrizol Advanced Materia...

1. A process for straightening hair comprising;
coating hair fibers with a composition comprising ethylene carbonate; and
contacting the coated hair fibers with a heating device at a temperature of at least 185° C. for at least 5 passes of continuous
movement of said heating device from the root of the hair to the end to modify the hair fibers,

and wherein said composition is free of cyclic mercapto-group, thiols group and sulfite group containing compounds.
US Pat. No. 9,873,985

COATED PRINTING PAPER FOR INDUSTRIAL INKJET PRINTING PRESS AND METHOD OF PRODUCING PRINTED MATERIAL

Mitsubishi Paper Mills Li...

1. A coated printing paper for an industrial inkjet printing press comprising a base paper, and at least two layers of coating
layers arranged on at least one surface of the base paper;
a first coating layer that is located at a farthest position from the base paper among the at least two layers of coating
layers containing a pigment and a binder as main components;

a second coating layer that is in contact with the first coating layer among the at least two layers of coating layers containing
a pigment and a binder as main components;

a peak existing in the range of 0.010 ?m to 0.030 ?m in a pore size distribution curve obtained by measuring a surface of
the first coating layer;

a peak existing in the range of 0.080 ?m to 0.300 ?m in a pore size distribution curve obtained by measuring a surface of
the second coating layer;

at least one type of the pigment contained in the first coating layer being ground calcium carbonate, and the content thereof
being 60 parts by mass or more per 100 parts by mass total of all pigment(s) contained in the first coating layer; and

at least one type of the ground calcium carbonate contained in the first coating layer being ground calcium carbonate having
an average primary particle size of 0.10 ?m to 0.28 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,877,399

LEAD SOLDER JOINT STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

NEC SPACE TECHNOLOGIES, L...

1. A method for manufacturing lead soldered joint structure, in which a first member is joined to a second member using lead
solder, the method comprising:
a process for forming a simple joint layer by joining the first member and the second member together using the lead solder;
and

a heat process for heating a joint portion including the joint layer under a predetermined condition and changing the joint
layer to a first solder layer, a second solder layer and a third solder layer, the first solder layer including the first
member as a core and a main constituent thereof is tin-copper based intermetallic compound, the second solder layer existing
between the first solder layer and the second member, joining the first solder layer and the second member together and including
lead as a main constituent, and the third solder layer existing between the second member and the second solder layer and
a main constituent thereof is tin-silver based intermetallic compound.

US Pat. No. 9,877,323

OFDMA MAPPING FOR CLIENTS WITH VARIOUS BANDWIDTHS

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method for communicating a signaling field in a wireless communications system, the method comprising:
transmitting, by a wireless device, a frame through a medium using an 80 MHz bandwidth, wherein transmitting the frame includes:
transmitting a first portion of a signaling field in the frame using a first channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth;
transmitting a second portion of the signaling field in the frame using a second channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth,
transmitting a third portion of the signaling field in the frame using a third channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth, and
transmitting a fourth portion of the signaling field in the frame using a fourth channel having a 20 MHz bandwidth,
wherein the second channel is different from the first channel, the third channel is different from the first and second channels,
and the fourth channel is different from the first, second, and third channels, and

wherein contents of the first portion are different from contents of the second portion, contents of the third portion are
the same as the contents of the first portion, and contents of the fourth portion are the same as the contents of the second
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,877,090

NETWORK CABLE COMPRISING A VISUAL MARKING DEVICE AND A DEVICE FOR VISUAL MARKING OF THE END OF A NETWORK CABLE

BULL SAS, Les Clayes sou...

1. A network cable, comprising:
wires adapted to convey network electrical power; and
a device for visual identification of the ends of said cable, said device comprising
a first electronic circuit having at least one light-emitting diode and a switch; and
a second electronic circuit having at least one light-emitting diode,
wherein both circuits are connected via a conductive link, said conductive link comprising two or three conductor wires,
the first of said electronic circuits being connected to a first conductor wire of said conductive link at one end of the
cable,

the second electronic circuit being connected to a second conductor wire of said conductive link at the opposite end of said
cable, said electronic circuits being arranged so that activation of the switch allows the network power source to power at
least the light-emitting diode of the electronic circuit of opposite end,

at least one of said electronic circuits comprises an electrical powering trigger circuit capable of activating network electrical
powering mode via the cable, said electrical powering trigger circuit being a Ethernet network powering mode integrated circuit
capable of activating the Ethernet network powering mode on active equipment to which the cable may be connected, and

conductor wires of said cable conveying network power to deliver power to network equipment according to the Ethernet network
powering mode standard or IEEE802.3af standard.

US Pat. No. 9,875,816

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPRESSING PLASMA

General Fusion Inc., Bur...

1. A method of compressing a plasma, the method comprising:
generating a toroidal plasma;
accelerating the toroidal plasma along a longitudinal direction;
introducing the accelerated toroidal plasma into a passage in a liquid funnel, the passage having a first size at a first
end of the passage and a second size at a second end of the passage, the second size smaller than the first size;

introducing a liquid guide substantially along an axis of the passage in the liquid funnel; and
compressing the toroidal plasma as the toroidal plasma moves from the first end of the passage toward the second end of the
passage,

wherein compressing the toroidal plasma comprises compressing the toroidal plasma between an inner surface of the passage
in the liquid funnel and an outer surface of the liquid guide.

US Pat. No. 9,873,588

CABLE REEL WITH BRAKING

Amphenol Corporation, Wa...

1. A cable reel, comprising:
at least one support frame having an outwardly extending braking gear member, said outwardly extending gear member being located
off-center on said frame;

a first flange having a central opening and a first hub portion surrounding said central opening, said central opening having
an internal braking gear member engaging said outwardly extending gear member of said frame, thereby rotatably coupling said
at least one support frame and said first flange; and

a second flange opposing said first flange, said second flange having a second hub portion, said first and second hub portions
being configured to mate with one another to support cable,

wherein said engagement of said gear members providing a friction for cable payoff.

US Pat. No. 9,877,403

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:
a body including a display panel, a module cover positioned on a rear side of the display panel, and first and second coupling
parts formed in a first position of the module cover and a second position spaced apart from the first position; and

a target attachment surface placed in a first state in which the target attachment surface is coupled to the body and a second
state in which the target attachment surface is separated from the body, and including third and fourth coupling parts positioned
to face the first and second coupling parts in the first state,

wherein the first coupling part and the third coupling part are coupled and the second coupling part and the fourth coupling
part are coupled in the first state, and the body and the target attachment surface are parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,876,691

BAND STEERING USING DEEP PACKET INSPECTION

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A method comprising:
monitoring the status of one or more frequency bands;
determining that a condition exists for disassociating one or more client devices from a first frequency band, wherein the
condition is based upon the monitored status of the one or more frequency bands, and wherein the first frequency band is associated
with a lower frequency than the frequency associated with a second frequency band;

identifying one or more client devices associated with the first frequency band;
determining whether each respective one of the one or more client devices associated with the first frequency band is associated
with a media session;

for each respective one of the one or more client devices associated with the first frequency band, measuring one or more
parameters associated with the resource demand placed on the first frequency band by the respective one client device;

identifying at least one client device from the one or more client devices associated with the first frequency band, wherein
the at least one client device is identified based upon the determination whether the at least one client device is associated
with a media session, and wherein the at least one identified client device comprises a client device that is determined to
be associated with a media session and that places the smallest resource demand on the first frequency band relative to the
other client devices that are associated with the first frequency band and that are determined to be associated with a media
session; and

disassociating the at least one identified client device from the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,876,648

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CONTROL A WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM BY CONFIGURATION OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION CONTROL PARAMETERS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of configuring a wireless power transmission system, comprising:
receiving, by a plurality of wireless power transmitters of the wireless power transmission system, an operating condition
that must be satisfied at the respective wireless power receiver before transmission of power waves by at least one of the
plurality of wireless power transmitters to the respective wireless power receiver;

detecting, by at least one wireless power transmitter of the plurality of wireless power transmitters, a wireless power receiver
in a wireless power transmission area assigned to the at least one wireless power transmitter, wherein the wireless power
transmission area is one of a plurality of wireless power transmission areas, and each respective wireless power transmission
area is defined by an operator of the plurality of wireless power transmitters as an area in which the respective wireless
power transmitter transmits wireless power waves to wireless power receivers located within the respective wireless power
transmission area;

in response to detecting the wireless power receiver, determining, by the at least one wireless power transmitter, whether
a current state of the wireless power receiver satisfies the operating condition for transmission of power waves; and

in accordance with a determination that the current state of the wireless power receiver satisfies the operating condition
for transmission of power waves, transmitting by the at least one wireless power transmitter radio frequency (RF) power waves
that converge to form a constructive interference pattern in proximity to a location of the wireless power receiver within
the wireless power transmission area.

US Pat. No. 9,874,681

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A illumination device comprising:
a light guide plate configured to emit light from inside through one surface of the light guide plate; and
a light source disposed to face a peripheral surface of the light guide plate, the light source having a long side in a peripheral
edge direction of the light guide plate, wherein,

during non-light emitting of the light source, a distance between the light source and the peripheral surface of the light
guide plate at a middle part of the light source in a long-side direction of the light source is longer than a distance between
the light source and the peripheral surface of the light guide plate at a part except for the middle part of the light source
in the long-side direction, and

during light-emitting of the light source, the light guide plate is thermally expanded by heat generated from the light source,
and a whole of the peripheral surface of the light guide plate in the long-side direction gets closer to the light source,
so that a distance between the light source and the peripheral surface becomes uniform and an amount of light entering the
peripheral surface of the light guide plate from the light source becomes uniform in the peripheral edge direction of the
light guide plate.

US Pat. No. 9,877,387

WIRING BOARD AND MOUNTING STRUCTURE USING SAME

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A wiring board, comprising:
an inorganic insulating layer having a through hole formed so as to penetrate the inorganic insulating layer in a thickness
direction thereof;

a conductive layer disposed on the inorganic insulating layer;
a through conductor which adheres to an inner wall of the through hole and is connected with the conductive layer,
the inorganic insulating layer comprising
a first section including a plurality of inorganic insulating particles partly connected to each other, and a resin portion
located in gaps between the inorganic insulating particles, and

a second section which is interposed between the first section and the through conductor, including a plurality of inorganic
insulating particles partly connected to each other, and a conductor portion composed of part of the through conductor which
is located in gaps between the inorganic insulating particles; and

a first resin layer, which is smaller in thickness than the inorganic insulating layer, interposed between the inorganic insulating
layer and the conductive layer while being kept in contact with the inorganic insulating layer and the conductive layer,

one main face of the second section of the inorganic insulating layer located on a conductive layer side being exposed from
the first resin layer,

the inner wall of the through hole including a first region defined by a side face of the first resin layer, a second region
defined by the one main face of the inorganic insulating layer exposed from the first resin layer, and a third region defined
by a side face of the inorganic insulating layer,

an inclination angle of the first region relative to a penetrating direction of the through hole being greater than an inclination
angle of the third region relative to the penetrating direction of the through hole.

US Pat. No. 9,877,052

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SET TOP BOX VIEWING DATA

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for collecting viewing data within a service-provider managed network, the method comprising:
instructing, by a centralized entity within the service-provider managed network, a subscriber terminal within the service-provider
managed network to collect the viewing data regarding actions taken by a subscriber associated with the subscriber terminal
that are greater than or equal to a dwelling time in duration;

receiving, by the centralized entity, the viewing data from the subscriber terminal, the viewing data including an anonymous
tracking number corresponding to the subscriber terminal; and

determining, by the centralized entity based on the viewing data, whether the subscriber watches a program promoted by a promotional
spot in response to viewing the promotional spot.

US Pat. No. 9,877,041

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MV SCALING WITH INCREASED EFFECTIVE SCALING RATIO

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of deriving a scaled motion vector (MV) for a current block based on a candidate MV associated with a candidate
block, the method comprising:
determining a first picture distance between a current picture corresponding to the current block and a target reference picture
pointed to by a current motion vector of the current block;

determining a second picture distance between a candidate picture corresponding to the candidate block and a candidate reference
picture pointed to by the candidate MV of the candidate block;

determining a pre-scaled distance division having a first value related to dividing a pre-scaling factor by the second picture
distance, wherein the pre-scaling factor corresponds to 2k, k is a positive integer;

determining an intermediate scaling factor by right-shifting a multiplication result associated with the first picture distance
and the pre-scaled distance division by q bits, wherein q is a positive integer;

obtaining a final scaling factor by clipping the intermediate scaling factor to a range from ?p to (p?1), wherein p is a positive
integer larger than 1024;

generating the scaled MV based on the candidate MV and the final scaling factor; and
encoding or decoding the current block based on the scaled MV, wherein k and q are set to 14 and 6 respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,876,424

COMPENSATION NETWORK, SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT AND CIRCUIT COMPENSATION METHOD

SANECHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A compensation network, comprising: a resistance capacitance network, a unity gain amplifier network and an error amplifier
network; wherein,
an output end of the resistance capacitance network is cascaded to an input end of the unity gain amplifier network, and an
output end of the unity gain amplifier network is cascaded to an input end of the error amplifier network;

the resistance capacitance network is configured to provide a voltage dividing resistor, and generate a zero and a pole which
are mutually canceled;

the unity gain amplifier network is configured to generate a zero for canceling a pole in a low pass filter network, and a
pole for suppressing a high-frequency noise and improving a phase margin of a switching power supply circuit; and

the error amplifier network is configured to generate a pole for increasing low-frequency gain and a zero for canceling another
pole in the low pass filter network.

US Pat. No. 9,874,784

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL, LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A liquid crystal panel comprising:
a first substrate which is transparent and is provided with a transparent electrode and a wiring part having light-shielding
properties in a display region of the first substrate;

a second substrate which is transparent and is provided with a light-shielding layer having a first opening and is disposed
opposite to the first substrate so that the transparent electrode faces the first opening;

a liquid crystal part disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a sealing part configured to seal the liquid crystal part between the first substrate and the second substrate, wherein
a plurality of annular openings, one opening of the plurality of annular openings being juxtaposed inside of another opening,
are provided outside the display region of the light-shielding layer so as to surround the display region,

an alignment film is provided between the light-shielding layer and the liquid crystal part,
the sealing part has light-shielding properties,
a first annular opening positioned at the innermost side among the plurality of annular openings provided outside the display
region of the light-shielding layer is closed by the sealing part or the alignment film, and

one or more annular openings including a second annular opening positioned next to the first annular opening among the plurality
of annular openings are closed by the sealing part.

US Pat. No. 9,874,546

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONSERVING CARRIER GAS

Thermo Finnigan LLC, San...

1. A device for a gas chromatograph system comprising:
an injector connected to a carrier gas source and an auxiliary gas source;
a conduit assembly surrounding the input end of an analytical column;
a flow restrictor coupled to the conduit assembly through which a carrier gas is supplied to the injector from the carrier
gas source at a constant pressure; and

a pressure controller configured to control the pressure of an auxiliary gas supplied to the injector from the auxiliary source,
the pressure controller configured to operate in a first mode to provide a first auxiliary gas pressure sufficient to force
a flow of the auxiliary gas and a sample onto the analytical column during an inject phase and to operate in a second mode
to provide a second auxiliary gas pressure below a threshold necessary to flow auxiliary gas into the analytical column during
a resolving phase.

US Pat. No. 9,876,416

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE FOR VEHICLE CLAW POLE COMPRISING A CENTERING POINT

SEG Automotive Germany Gm...

1. A method for producing an electrical machine, the method comprising:
providing a stator (16);

providing a tool for use in producing the electrical machine;
forming a rotor (20) including a first claw pole (22) and a second claw pole (23), wherein each claw pole (22, 23) includes claw pole fingers (24, 25) that originate at and axially extend away from respective claw pole roots (60), and wherein the claw pole roots (60) each have a rear radius (72),

mounting the rotor (20) for rotation relative to the stator (16);

attaching an element to the rotor (20);

forming a centering point (74) on the rear radius (72) of one of the claw pole roots (60), wherein the forming of the centering point (74) is prior to at least one of the mounting of the rotor (20) for rotation relative to the stator (16) and the attaching of the element to the rotor (20);

centering the tool in the centering point (74); and

using the tool to produce a balancing hole (76) at the centering point (74) after centering the tool in the centering point (74).

US Pat. No. 9,875,866

HAPTIC KEYSWITCH STRUCTURE AND INPUT DEVICE

DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHO...

1. A keyswitch structure, comprising:
a keycap layer having a keycap region and a peripheral region adjacent to the keycap region;
a circuit layer disposed under the keycap layer;
a haptic actuator electrically connected to the circuit layer;
a supporting structure layer disposed under the circuit layer, the supporting structure layer having an accommodation space
for accommodating the haptic actuator, the supporting structure layer comprising a cushion layer having a protrusion portion
and a support layer having an opening corresponding to the keycap region, the protrusion disposed around the accommodation
space and protruding into the opening; and

an adhesive layer disposed between the keycap layer and the circuit layer corresponding to only the peripheral region.

US Pat. No. 9,875,041

SYNCHRONIZED CHANGE TRACKING IN DATA STORAGE VOLUMES

Acronis International Gmb...

1. A computer-implemented system for backing up data, the system comprising:
at least one processor and an operatively associated storage device, wherein the at least one processor is programmed to:
execute a tracking application;
execute a file system driver; and
execute a file system filter driver, wherein the file system filter driver is programmed to:
receive a start tracking request;
receive a plurality of write input/output (I/O) requests from the application;
record a set of current changes to an address of a block to be modified by the write I/O request for each of the plurality
of I/O requests;

forward the write I/O request to the file system driver;
receive a lock request;
determine that the lock request is the first lock request received since receipt of the start tracking request; and
in response to receiving the second lock request after the first lock request,
copy the current changes to frozen changes,
clear the current changes,
receive a second lock request, and
discard current changes after initiating a merger of the current changes.

US Pat. No. 9,873,942

METHODS OF VAPOR DEPOSITION WITH MULTIPLE VAPOR SOURCES

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A method of depositing material on a substrate, comprising:
providing the substrate in a reaction space; and
after providing the substrate, delivering pulses of a vapor containing a first source chemical to the reaction space from
at least two separate source vessels simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,873,342

METHOD AND ELECTRIC COMBINED DEVICE FOR POWERING AND CHARGING WITH COMPENSATION MEANS

VALEO SYSTEMES DE CONTROL...

1. A combined power supply and charging method, comprising:
controlling switching from a motor power supply mode to an energy storage means charging mode on an electrical network and
vice versa; and

compensating for magnetic fields generated during the energy storage means charging mode in order to limit or eliminate movements
of a rotor of the motor,

wherein a compensation current is slaved to a position of the rotor of the motor,
wherein the compensation current is slaved to a charge current injected into phases of the motor that are linked to a phase
of the electrical network, and

wherein compensating for the magnetic fields comprises injecting the charge current via a mid-point of at least one inductive
winding of a stator of the motor.

US Pat. No. 9,877,015

USER INFORMATION EXTRACTION METHOD AND USER INFORMATION EXTRACTION APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A user information extraction method, comprising:
acquiring an image comprising at least one digital watermark;
acquiring user related information corresponding to a user and comprised in the at least one digital watermark in the image;
projecting the user related information to a fundus of the user; and
adjusting at least one projection imaging parameter of an optical path between a projection location of the user related information
and an eye of the user until an image of the user related information formed at the fundus of the user satisfies at least
one defined first clarity criterion.

US Pat. No. 9,874,048

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 one row; and
a plurality of torsion units sleeved at the pivots, wherein at least two positioning portions are respectively arranged on
two opposite portions of the torsion units, and at least two driving 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, respectively fixed on the at least
two positioning portions, and respectively corresponding to the at least two driving 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, wherein the internal linking member has at least
one rack gear facing the external linking member; and

at least one gear engaged with the at least one rack gear and the corresponding positioning portion;
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 stopping 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 hinge modules, when the hinge module is bent from the unfolded position toward the inwardly folded
position, the at least one gear is driven by the corresponding driving portion to move the at least one rack gear of the internal
linking member away from the pivots;

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. 9,873,851

GREASE COMPOSITION FOR ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE, AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A grease composition for electric power steering devices, consisting of:
a synthetic hydrocarbon oil having a density of 0.75 to 0.95 g/cm3 at 15° C.,

a saturated aliphatic amide compound,
boron nitride,
a glycerin fatty acid partial ester, and
a metal soap-based thickener,
wherein the saturated aliphatic amide compound is selected from the group consisting of compounds represented by the following
formulae (1), (2), and (3):

R1—CO—NH—R2  (1)

R3—CO—NH-A1-NH—CO—R4  (2)

R5—NH—CO-A2-CO—NH—R6  (3),

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 each independently represents an aliphatic hydrocarbon group of 5 to 25 carbon atoms, and R2 may alternatively represent a hydrogen atom, and

wherein A1 and A2 represent bivalent saturated aliphatic hydrocarbon groups of 1 to 10 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,877,395

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Japan Display Inc., Toky...

1. A display device, comprising:
a display panel having a plurality of terminals;
a flexible wiring board having a plurality of wiring patterns, an overlap region that overlaps with the display panel, and
a lead region adjacent to the overlap region; and

an anisotropic conductive material that joins the display panel and the overlap region, wherein
the wiring patterns of the flexible wiring board have terminal portions that are electrically connected to the respective
terminals of the display panel through the anisotropic conductive material in the overlap region,

each of the terminals of the display panel has a plurality of first divided portions in the overlap region,
each of the terminal portions of the wiring patterns branches into a plurality of second divided portions at least in the
overlap region, and

the plurality of second divided portions have substantially equal widths in the overlap region.

US Pat. No. 9,877,318

CONTROL CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS DEVICE AND WIRELESS NETWORK

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A wireless device comprising:
one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
generate a first signal corresponding to a first base station by at least demodulating, descrambling, and decoding signals
received on a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) subcarriers and in a first OFDM symbol;

generate a processed first signal based on the first signal by at least encoding, scrambling, modulating, and scaling the
first signal;

generate, from the signals received on the plurality of OFDM subcarriers in the first OFDM symbol, a second signal corresponding
to a second base station by at least subtracting the processed first signal;

generate a control format indicator based on the second signal by at least demodulating, descrambling, and decoding the second
signal; and

determine, based on the control format indicator, a number of OFDM symbols of a control region of the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,876,744

INFORMATION SENDING METHOD AND INFORMATION SENDING APPARATUS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, performed by a device comprising a processor that is independent from a sender device and at least one target
receiving device, the method comprising:
receiving target information that was sent to the at least one target receiving device by the sender device;
determining, according to state information of a receiver device corresponding to the at least one target receiving device,
a forwarding policy of forwarding the target information to the receiver device, the state information comprising information
about an application state of an application of the receiver device or a system state of the receiver device; and

performing the forwarding of the target information to the receiver device according to the forwarding policy, resulting in
the target information being acquired by the receiver device without changing the state of the receiver device corresponding
to the state information.

US Pat. No. 9,876,412

GAS TURBINES IN MECHANICAL DRIVE APPLICATIONS AND OPERATING METHODS

Nuovo Pignone Srl, Flore...

1. A drive system for driving a load, the drive system comprising:
a gas turbine configured and arranged for driving the load, wherein the gas turbine comprises a gas generator compressor provided
with movable inlet guide vanes and configured to receive air, the movable inlet guide vanes controlled to modify an air inlet
flow rate of the air depending on operating conditions of the gas turbine and the load;

an electric motor/generator electrically connected to an electric power grid;
a first load coupling connecting the gas turbine to the load; and
a second load coupling connecting the load to the electric motor/generator, wherein the electric motor/generator is adapted
to function as a generator for converting excess mechanical power from the gas turbine into electrical power and delivering
the electrical power to the electric power grid, and as a motor for supplementing driving power to the load,

and wherein the drive system comprises a disconnecting device to reversibly disconnect the load from the gas turbine, so that
the load can be driven only by the motor/generator.

US Pat. No. 9,875,114

METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM AND DEVICE FOR THE CONFIGURATION OR MAINTENANCE OF A COMPUTER SYSTEM IN A CLUSTER

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-sou...

1. A method of configuration of a client computer system in a cluster comprising a plurality of computer systems at least
one of which is an administration computer system, the computer systems of the plurality of computer systems being connected
via a network, the client computer system being configured to allow booting from data stored in the administration computer
system, the method, comprising:
obtaining a boot media image making it possible to boot an operating system of the DOS type and obtaining configuration data
from the operating system, the boot media image and the configuration data being received from the administration computer
system via the network, wherein the boot media image includes a boot script;

booting and configuration of the operating system, wherein the booting and configuration comprises creating a virtual storage
disk via execution of the boot script;

analyzing the configuration data received and, in response, obtaining at least one program for the configuration of the client
computer system, the at least one program for the configuration of the client computer system being received from the administration
computer system via the network, after receiving the boot media image and the configuration data, and stored in the virtual
storage disk,

wherein the analysis of the configuration data comprises identification of a network address of the at least one program and
identification of at least one name for the at least one program; and

executing the at least one program for the configuration of the client computer system.

US Pat. No. 9,874,329

METHOD OF LASER WELDING OF AN AUTOMOTIVE LIGHT AND RELATIVE AUTOMOTIVE LIGHT

Automotive Lighting Itali...

1. A method of manufacturing an automotive light comprising the steps of:
providing a container body delimited by a first perimetral profile;
providing a lenticular body delimited by a second perimetral profile;
associating at least partially with each other the respective first and second perimetral profiles of the container body and
the lenticular body, a contact surface between the perimetral profiles defining a welding interface;

providing at least one laser emission device emitting a light beam or radiation having a characteristic emission spectrum,
wherein the emission device is operatively connected to a first light guide of the emitted light radiation, the first light
guide including an input and an output of the light radiation, so as to distribute radiation from the output according to
a spatial distribution including a plurality of portions or lobes;

providing a second light guide inside the lenticular body adapted to obtain a light guide of the light radiation inside the
lenticular body,

wherein the second light guide is provided with walls capable of satisfying an overall internal reflection condition for at
least one portion of the laser radiation defined by at least one first lobe or portion;

suitably arranging with each other the first and the second light guide so as to route at least a first lobe or portion of
the laser radiation coming from the output of the first light guide towards the second light guide of the lenticular body,
so as to propagate at least one portion or lobe of the laser radiation inside the second light guide towards the welding interface,

wherein the container body acts as an absorbing member in relation to the light beam and the lenticular body acts as a transmissive
member of the light beam.

US Pat. No. 9,874,301

VIBRATION REDUCING PIPE JUNCTION

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A method of reducing vibration in a process of delivering a fracturing fluid to a well head, comprising:
providing a pipe manifold comprising a plurality of pipe junctions,
each pipe junction comprising:
a first pipe section having a bore, a first inlet and an outlet, the bore having an internal diameter;
a second pipe section having a second inlet, the second pipe section attached to and extending from the first pipe section
to form a junction between the first pipe section and the second pipe section, wherein the second pipe section is in fluid
communication with the first pipe section and extends from the first pipe section at an angle in a range of from 10° to 90°;
and

an enlarged zone in a medial portion of the first pipe section, the enlarged zone having a maximum internal diameter which
exceeds the internal diameter of the bore of the first pipe section, and wherein when a first fluid stream is introduced into
the first pipe section and a second fluid stream is introduced into the second pipe section, the first fluid stream and second
fluid stream merge in the enlarged zone to form a combined fluid stream, wherein the pipe manifold is connected to a well
head;

providing multiple displacement pumps having multiple pump crankshafts;
connecting the multiple displacement pumps to the plurality of pipe junctions of the pipe manifold; and
causing the multiple displacement pumps to deliver a fracturing fluid into the pipe manifold such that a transient periodic
flow velocity is created by the multiple pump crankshafts, the transient periodic flow velocity causing vibrations in the
pipe junctions when the first fluid stream and the second fluid stream merge in the enlarged zone to form a combined fluid
stream in each pipe junction, and wherein the enlarged zone of each pipe junction reduces the vibrations caused therein by
the transient periodic flow velocity created by the multiple pump crankshafts.

US Pat. No. 9,873,451

MOTOR CIRCUIT FOR ELECTRIC POWER ASSISTED STEERING AND METHOD

TRW Limited, Solihull, W...

1. A method of operating an electric motor of an electric power assisted steering system of the kind which includes a multi-phase
motor that is operatively connected to a part of the steering system that rotates with the steering wheel so as to apply an
assistance torque that during normal operation assists a driver in turning the steering wheel, the assistance torque generated
by the motor being controlled by a motor torque demand circuit that outputs a motor torque demand signal to a motor controller,
the motor having a defined fault mode in which the motor is incapable of generating an output torque when a motor rotor is
located in at least one angular position regardless of the motor torque demand output by the motor controller,
the method comprising performing the following steps when the motor is known to be in the defined fault mode:
A) monitoring the position of the motor rotor,
B) identifying the presence of a condition in which the rotor is within a predefined angular range of the at least one known
angular position, the rotor is moving towards that position due to the driver turning the steering wheel, and a torque is
demanded from the motor which would tend to move the rotor closer to that angular position as the wheel continues to move
in the identified direction of movement;

C) in the event that the condition is identified varying the currents applied to the motor to cause the motor rotor to move
away from the known angular position; and

D) subsequently varying the torque demanded from the motor to cause the motor rotor to move back in a direction towards the
known angular position.

US Pat. No. 9,873,863

POLYNUCLEOTIDES ENCODING KETOREDUCTASE POLYPEPTIDES FOR REDUCTION OF ACETOPHENONES

Codexis, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A non-naturally occurring polynucleotide encoding an engineered ketoreductase polypeptide derived from a wild-type Lactobacillus ketoreductase having ketoreductase activity, wherein said engineered ketoreductase polypeptide is capable of converting in
less than 24 hours, at least 95% of the 2?,6?-dichloro-3?-fluoroacetophenone substrate to (S)-1-(2,6-dichloro-3-fluorophenyl)
ethanol product when carried out at an amount of less than 1% by weight with respect to the amount of the 2?,6?-dichloro-3?-fluoroacetophenone
substrate, and wherein said engineered ketoreductase polypeptide comprises an amino acid sequence at least 90% identical to
SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, or 98, and further wherein said amino acid sequence of said engineered ketoreductase polypeptide comprises
at least one substitution at a position corresponding to a position in SEQ ID NO: 2, 4, or 98, selected from the following
substitutions:
the residue at the position corresponding to position 7 is an aromatic, non-polar, polar, constrained, or basic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 16 is a polar residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 43 is a nonpolar or polar residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 60 is an aromatic, non-polar, or aliphatic residue;
the residue at the position-corresponding to position 94 is a cysteine, non-polar or an aliphatic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 95 is a non-polar or aliphatic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 96 is a polar or acidic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 97 is a polar, non-polar, aliphatic, or basic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 120 is an aromatic, non-polar or aliphatic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 125 is a polar or non-polar residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 142 is a polar residue, serine or asparagine;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 147 is an aromatic, polar, non-polar, or aliphatic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 149 is a non-polar or aromatic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 150 is a constrained or acidic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 152 is a non-polar or polar residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 196 is an aliphatic, non-polar, or aromatic residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 202 is an aliphatic, aromatic, or a non-polar residue;
the residue at the position corresponding to position 205 is a basic, nonpolar or aliphatic residue; and
the residue at the position corresponding to position 206 is a non-polar or aromatic residue.
US Pat. No. 9,873,787

COPOLYMER FOR IMPROVING METHACRYLIC RESIN HEAT RESISTANCE

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A resin composition, comprising:
5 to 50 mass % of a copolymer for improving heat resistance of a methacrylic resin; and
50 to 95 mass % of a methacrylic resin,
wherein the copolymer comprises:
45 to 85 mass % of an aromatic vinyl monomer unit;
5 to 45 mass % of a (meth)acrylic acid ester monomer unit; and
10 to 20 mass % of an unsaturated dicarboxylic acid anhydride monomer unit; and
wherein the copolymer has a total light transmittance of 88% or more, the total light transmittance being measured in accordance
with ASTM D1003 for a sample with 2 mm-thickness, and

the methacrylic resin is a copolymer of methyl methacrylate and ethyl methacrylate, or a copolymer of methyl methacrylate
and styrene, wherein the copolymer of methyl methacrylate and styrene comprises: 70 mass % or more of methyl methacrylate
monomer unit; and 30 mass % or less of styrene monomer unit.

US Pat. No. 9,877,404

ADAPTER APPARATUS WITH SOCKET CONTACTS HELD IN OPENINGS BY HOLDING STRUCTURES

IRONWOOD ELECTRONICS, INC...

1. An adapter apparatus comprising:
a substrate having a pin receiving side and a connection side opposite the pin receiving side, wherein a plurality of openings
are defined through the substrate between the pin receiving side and the connection side, and further wherein the substrate
comprises a plurality of layers, wherein the plurality of layers comprise:

at least one end connection retention guide layer comprising a plurality of end connection receiving openings,
at least one deflection element receiving layer comprising a plurality of deflection element receiving openings, and
at least one socket contact holding layer comprising a plurality of holding structures positioned between the at least one
end connection retention guide layer and the at least one deflection element receiving layer; and

a plurality of socket contacts, wherein each of the plurality of socket contacts is provided within a corresponding opening
of the plurality of openings of the substrate, wherein each of the plurality of socket contacts comprises:

an end connection portion, wherein at least a part of the end connection portion is received in one of the plurality of end
connection receiving openings, and

first and second deflectable elements configured to be received in one of the plurality of deflectable element receiving openings,
wherein the first deflectable element and the second deflectable element are coupled to the end connection portion to define
a socket opening configured to receive a male pin therein, wherein the socket contact is held in the corresponding opening
of the substrate by a portion of the end connection retention guide layer and one of the plurality of holding structures of
the socket contact holding layer, and further wherein the first and second deflectable elements deflect when a male pin is
received in the socket opening and in contact between the first and second deflectable elements, wherein each of the plurality
of holding structures of the at least one socket contact holding layer comprises a holding element separating a pair of openings
through which the first and second deflectable elements are respectively inserted.

US Pat. No. 9,877,402

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:
a display unit including a display panel and a back cover connected to a rear of the display panel;
a housing receiving a lower portion of the display unit;
a link bar in the housing, and the link bar connected to a rear surface of the back cover and the housing; and
a fixer disposed between the back cover and the link bar.

US Pat. No. 9,877,342

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A MULTI-MESSAGE EXCHANGE OVER A WIRELESS CHANNEL

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for data communication between first and second devices via a wireless channel, wherein each device is configured
with a protocol stack through which the device processes outbound data messages for transmission from the device over the
wireless channel, the protocol stack including an upper layer configured to provide the data messages for transmission and
a lower layer configured (i) to manage transmission of the provided data messages over the wireless channel and (ii) to check
for and confirm availability of the wireless channel each time the device is going to transmit a data message over the wireless
channel, the method comprising:
providing from the upper layer of the first device to the lower layer of the first device an indication of a quantity, N,
of data messages that the first device and second device will be exchanging with each other, wherein N?2, and wherein, in
the exchanging, the first device will transmit to the second device an initial one of the N data messages, and the second
device will then responsively transmit to the first device a next one of the N data messages;

providing from the upper layer of the first device to the lower layer of the first device the initial one of the N data messages
for transmission of the initial data message to the second device;

responsive to the provided initial data message, the lower layer of the first device checking for and confirming availability
of the wireless channel and then outputting the provided initial data message for transmission via the wireless channel to
the second device; and

responsive to the provided indication of the quantity, N, of data messages that the first device and second device will be
exchanging with each other, the lower layer of the first device causing the lower layer of the second device to forgo checking
for and confirming availability of the wireless channel when the second device is going to transmit the next one of the N
data messages via the wireless channel to the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,876,323

HERMAPHRODITIC PIN AND SOCKET CONNECTOR

AVX CORPORATION, Fountai...

1. An electrical connector comprising:
an electrical contact comprising an insert end, a wire contact portion, and a connector contact portion;
wherein the insert end comprises one or more walls that define an inlet opening configured to receive a wire;
wherein the wire contact portion is connected to the insert end, wherein the wire contact portion comprises a contact tine
coupled to at least one of the one or more walls at the insert end, wherein the contact tine is configured to form an electrical
connection with the wire, and wherein the contact tine is angled from a first wall of the one or more walls toward a base
of the wire contact portion to direct the wire toward the base of the wire contact portion; and

wherein the connector contact portion is conductively coupled to the wire contact portion, and wherein the connector contact
portion comprises a male contact prong and a female contact socket.

US Pat. No. 9,875,203

INTELLIGENT CONNECTOR

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An intelligent connector, comprising:
a bus control module having:
a bus interface;
a load interface;
a first switch control interface configured to output a switch control signal; and
a signal processing unit configured to process a interchanged signal; and
a power source control module connected with the bus control module and receiving the switch control signal from the bus control
module, the power source control module including a second switch control interface detachably coupled with the first switch
control interface to receive the switch control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,877,066

SYNCHRONIZATION OF MULTIMEDIA STREAMS

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. A method for synchronizing a first multimedia stream intended for being rendered on a first terminal and a second multimedia
stream intended for being rendered on a second terminal, comprising:
generating original audio fingerprints from an original audio sequence of the first multimedia stream;
receiving a first sequence of audio data of the first multimedia stream, said first sequence of audio data having a first
duration in a range of 0.5-3 seconds;

generating first audio fingerprints from the first sequence of audio data;
comparing the first audio fingerprints and blocks of the original audio fingerprints in order to obtain one or more first
synchronization positions in the original audio sequence;

cross-correlating, using a generalized cross-correlation with phase transform technique performed in the frequency domain,
the first sequence of audio data with one or more pieces of the original audio sequence located around the first synchronization
positions in order to obtain only one second synchronization position in the original audio sequence; and

synchronizing the first and the second multimedia streams using the second synchronization position.

US Pat. No. 9,876,678

DATA DEFINED INFRASTRUCTURE

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A data defined infrastructure device for building an environment according to a wrapping workflow, the device comprising:
a communication interface configured to receive a build request identifying the environment; and
an orchestration engine in communication with the communication interface, the orchestration engine configured to implement
the wrapping workflow to:

receive the build request through the communication interface;
in response to receiving the build request, determine a determined operational goal for building the environment identified
in the build request;

iteratively retrieve a plurality of component build instructions from a database based on component build instructions included
in the determined operational goal; and

determine a particular order for building a plurality of component groups to achieve the determined operational goal based
on a component group sequence described by the component build instructions; and

an automation engine configured to:
implement predefined build features to build the plurality of component groups in the particular order.

US Pat. No. 9,875,843

ELECTRIC COIL DEVICE

BOTHHAND ENTERPRISE INC.,...

1. An electric coil device, comprising:
a terminal unit including a block, and two first terminals, two connection terminals, a first grounding terminal, two second
terminals and a second grounding terminal that are mounted to said block; and

at least one coil module mounted to said block, said at least one coil module including
a first winding core,
a second winding core,
two first wires, each of which has a transformer wire segment wound on said first winding core, and an inductor wire segment
wound on said second winding core, said transformer wire segment of each of said first wires being electrically connected
to a respective one of said connection terminals, and being electrically connected to said first grounding terminal, said
inductor wire segment of each of said first wires being electrically connected to a respective one of said connection terminals,
and being electrically connected to a respective one of said first terminals, and

two second wires wound on said first winding core, each of said second wires being electrically connected to a respective
one of said second terminals, and being electrically connected to said second grounding terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,873,429

TURNED-WHEEL DETECTION FOR YIELDING DURING LOW-SPEED LANE CHANGES

Volkswagen AG, Wolfsburg...

1. An automotive vehicle for operation on roadways, the automotive vehicle comprising:
a vehicle base including a chassis and a drive train coupled to the chassis to propel the chassis along the roadways, and
a vehicle control system for controlling operation of the vehicle on the roadways, the vehicle control system being mounted
to the vehicle base and in communication with the drive train and including wheel-turn detection means for detecting a wheel
angle of another vehicle to trigger the vehicle control system to perform an operation based on the detected wheel angle of
the another vehicle, wherein the operation of the vehicle control system comprises issuing an alert to a driver of the vehicle
and/or controlling operation of the vehicle to yield in response to determination that the another vehicle intends to change
lanes.

US Pat. No. 9,877,398

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ATTACHING A CIRCUIT COMPONENT

KELSEY-HAYES COMPANY, Li...

1. Apparatus for attaching an electrical component to a circuit board comprising:
a circuit board;
an elastomeric connector;
a rotary electrical component having first and second parts that are relatively rotatable and including a connector housing
for holding said elastomeric connector; and

at least one fastener for securing said electrical component to said circuit board with sufficient compressive force applied
to said elastomeric connector to ensure electrical contact between said elastomeric connector and said rotary electrical component
and between said elastomeric connector and said circuit board, and therefore, electrical contact between said rotary electrical
component and said circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,877,389

MOBILE TERMINAL

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A mobile terminal comprising:
a terminal body;
a first, second and third module detachable from a back surface of the terminal body; anda printed circuit board,
wherein the back surface of the terminal body includes a first, second and third recess to receive the first, second and third
module, respectively,

wherein the second recess is located to one side of the first recess and the third recess is located to another side of the
first recess,

wherein the first module includes:
a contact terminal configured to contact the printed circuit board through a connector having one or more electrode regions
such that the first module is electrically connected to the printed circuit board when the first module is received in the
first recess,
a protrusion through a side surface of the first recess,
a first button configured to receive a push input for a first function,
a second button configured to receive a push input for a second function,
a flexible printed circuit board including a plurality of contact terminals,
a dome switch located between the flexible printed circuit board and the first and second buttons, the dome switch configured
to transfer a push input received from the first button or the second button to at least one of the plurality of contact terminals
such that the at least one contact terminal makes contact with the printed circuit board through the connector,

wherein the terminal body further includes a cover configured for selectively covering the protrusion and maintaining the
first module in the first recess when the cover is covering the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 9,877,245

DETERMINING A THRESHOLD VALUE FOR DETERMINING WHETHER TO STEER A PARTICULAR NODE FROM ASSOCIATING WITH ONE NODE TO ANOTHER NODE IN A WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions which, when executed by one or more hardware processors,
causes performance of operations comprising:
identifying a first node and a second node;
identifying a third node and a fourth node associated with the first node;
determining a first threshold value for a minimum improvement in quality from a first link between the third node and the
first node to a second link between the third node and a second node, the first threshold value to be used for determining
whether to cause the third node to associate with the second node instead of the first node; and

determining a second threshold value for a minimum improvement in quality from a third link between the fourth node and the
first node to a fourth link between the fourth node and the second node, the second threshold value to be used for determining
whether to cause the fourth node to associate with the second node instead of the first node,

wherein the first threshold value is different than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,876,394

BOOST-CHARGER-BOOST SYSTEM FOR ENHANCED POWER DELIVERY

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A receiver comprising:
an antenna configured to convert received radio frequency (RF) waves into an alternating current (AC) voltage;
a rectifier coupled to the antenna, wherein the rectifier is configured to rectify the AC voltage into a first direct current
(DC) voltage;

a first boost converter, distinct from the rectifier, that is coupled to the rectifier, wherein:
the rectifier is electrically positioned between the antenna and the first boost converter; and
the first boost converter is configured to boost the first DC voltage from the rectifier to a second DC voltage that is greater
than the first DC voltage;

a charger coupled to the first boost converter, wherein the charger is configured to:
receive the second DC voltage from the first boost converter; and
control, via circuitry included in the charger, distribution of voltage using a plurality of conduction paths (i) to a load
and (ii) to and from at least one storage element coupled with the charger, wherein the circuitry controls distribution of
the second DC voltage to the at least one storage element based at least in part on an operational characteristic of the at
least one storage element; and

a second boost converter, distinct from the rectifier, coupled to the charger, wherein:
the charger is electrically positioned between the first boost converter and the second boost converter, and
the second boost converter is configured to boost the second DC voltage from the charger to a third DC voltage, greater than
the second DC voltage, that matches at least one of an impedance and a power requirement for the load.

US Pat. No. 9,875,885

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ION ISOLATION

Thermo Finnigan LLC, San...

1. A mass spectrometer comprising:
an ion source configured to produce an ion population, the ion population including target ions within at least one target
mass-to-charge ratio region and unwanted ions outside of the target mass-to-charge ratio regions;

a radio frequency ion trap; and
a mass spectrometer controller configured to:
cause at least a portion of the ion population to be injected into the radio frequency ion trap; and
apply an isolation waveform to the radio frequency ion trap to trap the target ions and eject the unwanted ions, the isolation
waveform having a frequency profile with a frequency dependent amplitude to apply an excitation force to unwanted ions at
a plurality of frequencies using a minimum voltage level at which all unwanted ions are ejected during the duration of the
waveform or in a substantially fixed amount of time at each of the plurality of frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,874,906

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 one 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 internal linking member fixed on the corresponding positioning portion;
an external linking member slidably disposed on the internal linking member; and
an elastic member connected to the internal linking member and the external linking member;
wherein in each of the two supporting devices, the hinge module is bendable between an unfolded position and an outwardly
folded position along at least one of the pivots, and the torsion units stopping the hinge module at a desired position between
the unfolded position and the outwardly folded position; when the hinge module is at the unfolded position, the supporting
device is a flat construction, and the elastic members block the external linking members to move away from the pivots; when
the hinge module is at the outwardly folded position, the supporting device is a curved construction and the internal linking
members are arranged at the inner side of the curved construction;

a carrying plate fixed on the external linking members of the two supporting devices; and
a soft display mounted on the carrying plate;
wherein when the two supporting devices are bent from the unfolded position toward the outwardly folded position, the carrying
plate is bent to move each of the external linking members toward the pivots, and each of the elastic members is compressed
to generate an elastic force by the movement of the corresponding external linking member.

US Pat. No. 9,874,755

ADJUSTABLE DUAL-SCREEN HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYS

OCULUS VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A head-mounted display comprising:
a first display screen and a second display screen to display images to respective eyes of a user;
a first member comprising a first rack having teeth, the first member coupled to the first display screen;
a second member comprising a second rack having teeth, the second member coupled to the second display screen;
a button to be slid to adjust a distance between the first and second display screens; and
a gear train, coupled to the button, to transfer a linear sliding motion of the button to a linear motion of the first rack
in a first direction and a linear motion of the second rack in a second direction opposite to the first direction, the gear
train comprising:

a first gear having teeth engaged with teeth of the first rack; and
a second gear having teeth engaged with teeth of the first gear and teeth engaged with teeth of the second rack.

US Pat. No. 9,874,196

DOUBLE PADDLE MECHANISM FOR POOL CLEANER

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A paddle wheel mechanism for a pool cleaner, the paddle wheel mechanism comprising: a housing including an upper housing
coupled to a lower housing, wherein the upper housing includes a fluid outlet and the lower housing includes a first inlet
and a second inlet, the housing positioned within a fluid path of the pool cleaner, the housing directing fluid from the fluid
path into a first flow path from the first inlet to the outlet and a second flow path from the second inlet to the outlet,
the first flow path being separated from the second flow path, at least in part, by the housing; a paddle wheel shaft supported
by the housing; a first paddle wheel supported by the paddle wheel shaft and positioned within the housing along the first
flow path, the first paddle wheel rotating responsive to fluid directed across the first paddle wheel by the first flow path;
a second paddle wheel supported by the paddle wheel shaft and positioned within the housing along the second flow path, the
second paddle wheel rotating responsive to fluid directed across the second paddle wheel by the second flow path; wherein
the first paddle wheel includes a first plurality of paddle wheel blades and the second paddle wheel includes a second plurality
of paddle wheel blades; wherein the first plurality of paddle wheel blades define a first radial clearance between one or
more distal tips of the first plurality of paddle wheel blades and a first interior surface of the housing, and the second
plurality of paddle wheel blades define a second radial clearance between one or more distal tips of the second plurality
of paddle wheel blades and a second interior surface of the housing, the second radial clearance being larger than the first
radial clearance; and a first blade width for the first plurality of paddle wheel blades is smaller than a second blade width
for the second plurality of paddle wheel blades.

US Pat. No. 9,873,592

GOVERNOR INERTIA CARRIER FOR ELEVATOR SAFETY MECHANISM

ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG,...

1. An elevator safety mechanism comprising:
a housing at least partially surrounding at least one of a wedge carrier and wedge arms of the safety mechanism;
a cartridge installed within the housing and having a shaft opening for receiving a shaft through the shaft opening, the cartridge
configured for fixed attachment to the shaft; and

at least one force-exerting element associated with the cartridge and offset from the shaft opening, the at least one force-exerting
element comprising:

a hollow body having an internal cavity extending between a first open end and a second end;
an elastically-resilient element retained within the internal cavity;
a contact member at least partially disposed within the internal cavity and in contact with or formed on an end of the elastically-resilient
element; and

a detent plate facing the first open end of the hollow body, the detent plate comprising at least one detent shaped to receive
the contact member wherein the detent comprises a contact area,

wherein the contact member further engages the contact area located on the detent plate,
wherein the contact member is retractable into the internal cavity to compress the elastically-resilient element and to disengage
from the contact area when a force greater than a restoring force of the elastically-resilient element is applied to the contact
member, and

wherein the detent plate is fixedly mounted to the housing and wherein the shaft and the cartridge are rotatable relative
to the housing and the detent plate.

US Pat. No. 9,873,220

MELT PROCESSING PLANT

GALA INDUSTRIES, INC., E...

1. A melt processing plant comprising:
a melt charger for charging a processing head with melt;
a diverter valve located upstream of the processing head and associated with the melt charger for diverting the melt away
from the processing head and discharging the melt during at least one of a start-up phase and a retooling phase;

a portioning device associated with the diverter valve for portioning the discharged melt into melt portions;
a cooling device for cooling the melt portions to at least partly solidified chunks of material, said cooling device including
a cooling basin containing a volume of cooling liquid to form a cooling bath having a liquid level, said cooling bath being
arranged vertically below the portioning device so that said melt portions free fall by gravity into said cooling bath to
form at least partly solidified chunks of material; and

a removal conveyor associated with the cooling bath for removing the at least partly solidified chunks of material from the
cooling bath, said removal conveyor including a belt conveyor having a first collecting belt portion inclined at an acute
angle to the horizontal and extending through the liquid level of the cooling bath for collecting and removing from said cooling
bath at least partly solidified chunks of material contained in said cooling liquid in said cooling basin.

US Pat. No. 9,872,576

PILLOW COVER AND PILLOW

JLJ Home Furnishings LLC,...

1. A pillow cover for a pillow comprising:
a top sheet with a peripheral edge;
a bottom sheet with a peripheral edge;
a circumference being located between the top sheet and the bottom sheet; and
a pleated fabric strip affixed in a relaxed state between the top sheet peripheral edge and the bottom sheet peripheral edge
around the circumference of the pillow cover, the pleated fabric strip being stretchable in a circumferential direction, the
pleated fabric strip has two or more circumferential elastic members positioned between the top sheet peripheral edge and
the bottom sheet peripheral edge;

wherein when a stuffing material is inserted into the cover, the pleated fabric strip expands in the circumferential direction,
and after insertion, the pleated fabric strip relaxes and thereby crowns the stuffing material in the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,877,355

WIRELESS COMMUNICATOR CONNECTABLE TO DIFFERENT TYPES OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

Oki Electric Industry Co....

1. A wireless communicator comprising:
a plurality of network processors transmitting data to, and receiving data from, respective different networks, the plurality
of network processors including at least a first network processor for processing information directed to, and from, a first
network and a second network processor for processing information directed to, and from, a second network different from the
first network;

a media access control (MAC) setter receiving pieces of information on a MAC layer from each of said plurality of network
processors and storing the pieces of information on the MAC layer, said pieces of information including a separate personal
area network identifier (PAN ID) for each of the plurality of network processors;

a MAC processor performing operations on media access control on a basis of the pieces of information stored in said MAC setter;
an interface connecting each of the plurality of network processors to the MAC processor;
a wireless receiver connected to the MAC processor; and
a wireless transmitter connected to the MAC processor,
wherein the MAC processor is configured to receive a data frame from the wireless receiver, compare a PAN ID of the frame
with stored PAN IDs set by the MAC setter corresponding to the plurality of network processors, and transmit the frame to
the respective network processor among the plurality of network processors via the interface according to the PAN ID of the
frame, and

wherein each of said plurality of network processors is configured to receive data from a respective application and to supply
a frame signal containing network identification information corresponding to said respective network processors to said MAC
processor based on the data received from the respective application, the MAC processor is configured to generate a transmission
frame signal based on the data received from the respective network processors, the transmission frame signal including a
PAN ID of the respective network processor from which the data was received, and the MAC processor is configured to transmit
the transmission frame signal to the wireless transmitter.

US Pat. No. 9,877,048

ENTROPY CODING TECHNIQUES FOR DISPLAY STREAM COMPRESSION (DSC)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of entropy encoding video data, comprising:
selecting a first coding mode for a first block of the video data from a plurality of coding modes;
selecting a second coding mode for a second block of the video data from the plurality of coding modes;
in response to the selected coding mode for the first block being the first coding mode, partitioning the first block of the
video data into a first plurality of groups of samples based at least in part on a coding mode of the block via a first partitioning
technique;

in response to the selected coding mode for the second block being the second coding mode, partitioning the second block of
the video data into samples into a second plurality of groups of samples via a second partitioning technique, wherein the
first partitioning technique and the second partitioning technique are different; and

for each of the first and second blocks:
skipping encoding samples in one of the plurality of groups of samples of the first or second block in response to all of
the samples in the one group having a value equal to a predetermined value, and

coding each of the remaining groups of the plurality of groups of samples of the first or second block using a suffix indicating
values of samples of a corresponding remaining group and a prefix indicating a size of the suffix in response to at least
one of the samples in the corresponding remaining group having a value that is not equal to the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 9,874,429

THREE-DIMENSIONAL COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

TOKYO SEIMITSU CO., LTD.,...

1. A three-dimensional coordinate measuring machine comprising:
a base;
a moving mechanism provided on the base; and
a probe moved by the moving mechanism, wherein the three-dimensional coordinate measuring machine measures an object to be
measured arranged on the base by using the probe, and wherein

the moving mechanism includes
a linear guide using a mechanical bearing; and
an air bearing mechanism provided on other side of the linear guide with respect to the probe and having an air moving part
including a connecting mechanism, which is swingable with respect to the base.

US Pat. No. 9,877,368

OPTICAL ANALYZER

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. An optical analyzer for analyzing a sample, the optical analyzer comprising:
a) a light source driven by a driving current for emitting light from a first light emitting point and a second light emitting
point;

b) an optical unit provided on an optical line from the light source to the sample for producing focused light from light
emitted from the first light emitting point, the focused light being focused on the sample, while producing unfocused light
from light emitted from the second light emitting point;

c) a photodetector arranged at a same side of the optical unit as the sample which the unfocused light reaches; and
d) a controlling unit for controlling the driving current based on an intensity signal generated by the photodetector such
that an amount of light emitted from the light source is at a fixed level.

US Pat. No. 9,876,700

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACTIVE FABRIC MANAGEMENT USING UNICAST REACHABILITY MONITORING

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions, which when executed by a processor perform a method,
the method comprising:
receiving a probe packet by a termination beacon, wherein the probe packet comprises a probe packet header and probe data,
wherein the probe packet header comprises a stream source Internet Protocol (IP) address for a first stream of a plurality
of streams and the probe data comprises an origin beacon IP address;

generating, after receiving the probe packet, a rate control packet (RCP) by the termination beacon, wherein the RCP comprises
a first requested probe rate (RPR) for the first stream and a second RPR for a second stream of the plurality of streams;
and

sending the RCP to an origin beacon using the origin beacon IP address, wherein the origin beacon IP address is different
than the stream source IP address.

US Pat. No. 9,876,536

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ASSIGNING GROUPS OF ANTENNAS TO TRANSMIT WIRELESS POWER TO DIFFERENT WIRELESS POWER RECEIVERS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for transmitting wireless power comprising:
determining, by a transmitter, whether a first wireless power receiver coupled to a first electronic device is within range
of the transmitter;

transmitting, by the transmitter, a communication signal to the first wireless power receiver to identify a location the of
first wireless power receiver relative to the transmitter;

assigning, by the transmitter, a plurality of antennas of the transmission antenna array to the first wireless power receiver
coupled to a first electronic device;

generating, by the transmitter, two or more power transmission waves with the plurality of antennas forming controlled constructive
interference patterns that converge at the location of the first wireless power receiver;

determining, by the transmitter, whether a second wireless power receiver coupled to a second electronic device is within
range of the transmitter;

transmitting, by the transmitter, a communication signal to the second wireless power receiver to identify a location the
of second wireless power receiver relative to the transmission antenna array;

re-assigning, by the transmitter, the plurality of antennas of the transmission antenna array by creating a first group of
the plurality of antennas and a second group of the plurality of antennas, wherein the first group of the plurality of antennas
is assigned to the first wireless power receiver and the second group of the plurality of antennas is assigned to the second
wireless power receiver;

generating, by the transmitter, at a first period of time, two or more power transmission waves with the first group of the
plurality of antennas forming controlled constructive interference patterns that converge at the location of the first wireless
power receiver; and

generating, by the transmitter, at the first period of time, two or more power transmission waves with the second group of
the plurality of antennas forming controlled constructive interference patterns that converge at the location of the second
wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,876,236

FUEL CELL SEPARATOR PLATES

Intelligent Energy Limite...

1. A fuel cell separator plate having first and second opposing faces, the separator plate having:
a series of corrugations extending, and providing air flow paths, between a first edge and a second edge of the plate, wherein
the first edge and the second edge oppose one another and

the first edge and the second edge being configured to seal against a sealing region;
wherein crests of the corrugations along the first face in the first edge region of the plate are depressed to be coplanar
with adjacent crests of the corrugations along the second face such that a greater contact surface on the second face is provided
compared with the first face, and

wherein each of the first edge and the second edge includes a depressed corrugation crest having at least one double fold
of the plate material,

wherein the double fold of the plate material comprises plate material that is folded back on itself.

US Pat. No. 9,875,825

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND DEVICES PROVIDING SHIELDING IN COMMUNICATIONS CABLES

Cable Components Group, L...

1. A separator for use in a telecommunications cable, comprising:
a plurality of polymeric fibers comprising a fluoropolymer, assembled as a non-woven fabric, wherein the non-woven fabric
has a density in a range of about 0.1 g/cm3 to about 9 g/cm3; and

a plurality of electrically conductive elements distributed within said non-woven fabric, wherein said conductive elements
comprise a plurality of fibrils having a sufficiently high density so as to form an interconnected conductive network.

US Pat. No. 9,875,260

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF PROVISIONING DATA STORAGE AND RUNTIME CONFIGURATION IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

Dialogic Corporation, Mo...

1. A system for provisioning data storage and runtime configuration in telecommunications systems or devices, comprising:
a first telecommunications platform including a first decentralized revision control system including a first data repository,
the first data repository being operative to store, as one or more real-time data objects, at least first configuration data
for a first telecommunications system or device, the first telecommunications platform further including a first data provisioning
component communicably connected to the first decentralized revision control system; and

a second telecommunications platform including a second decentralized revision control system including at least one second
data repository, the second data repository being operative to store at least second configuration data for at least one second
telecommunications system or device, the second decentralized revision control system being communicably connectable to the
first decentralized revision control system, the second configuration data including at least a portion of the first configuration
data, the second telecommunications platform further including a second data provisioning component communicably connected
to the second decentralized revision control system, the second data provisioning component being communicably connectable
to the first data provisioning component,

wherein, in the event at least one characteristic of at least one of the one or more real-time data objects stored in the
first data repository has changed:

the first data provisioning component is operative to generate a first notification of the at least one changed characteristic
of the at least one of the one or more real-time data objects, and to send the first notification to the second data provisioning
component; and

having sent the first notification to the second data provisioning component, the first data provisioning component and the
second data provisioning component are operative to send one or more system calls to the first decentralized revision control
system and the second decentralized revision control system, respectively, thereby causing the first and second decentralized
revision control systems to synchronize the at least one changed characteristic of the at least one of the one or more real-time
data objects with the portion of the first configuration data stored in the second data repository of the second decentralized
revision control system.

US Pat. No. 9,874,560

RAPID DETECTION OF THE “HIGH VIRULENT” ST-17 CLONE OF GROUP B STREPTOCOCCUS

INSTITUT PASTEUR, Paris ...

1. An isolated monoclonal antibody for the in vitro detection of a high-virulence group B streptococcus strain of the ST-17 clone,
wherein the monoclonal antibody binds specifically to a polypeptide having the S10 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6, the
S11a amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14, or the S11b amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:16, but does not bind specifically
to a polypeptide that does not have the S10 amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:6, the S11a amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:14,
or the S11b amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:16.

US Pat. No. 9,873,807

CORE-SHELL POLYMERIC MATERIALS

Cabot Corporation, Bosto...

1. A method of making a particulate core-shell material, comprising:
reacting a vinyl-terminated polyurethane with ethylenically unsaturated monomers selected from hydroxyl-containing ethylenically
unsaturated monomers,

wherein the reacting is performed in an organic solvent to form a solution containing the reaction product, and the method
further comprises subjecting the reaction product to an aqueous solution to cause self-assembly of the core-shell material,
and

wherein the vinyl-terminated polyurethane is the reaction product of an NCO-terminated polyurethane prepolymer and the hydroxyl-containing
ethylenically unsaturated monomers, and the vinyl terminates the polyurethane via a urethane linkage.

US Pat. No. 9,877,371

SYSTEM AND DRIVING METHOD FOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE DISPLAY

Ignis Innovations Inc., ...

1. A method of operating a pixel circuit in a programming cycle, during which the pixel circuit receives a programming voltage
according to display data, and operating the pixel circuit in a driving cycle different from the programming cycle, during
which the pixel circuit emits light according to the programming voltage, the pixel circuit including:
a light emitting device for being driven to emit light during the driving cycle;
a driving transistor having a gate terminal and also having first and second terminals coupled in series with the light emitting
device, for driving said light emitting device to emit light during the driving cycle;

a single storage capacitor having first and second terminals, the first terminal of said storage capacitor being coupled to
one of said first and second terminals of said driving transistor, and the second terminal of said storage capacitor being
coupled to said gate of said driving transistor, for storing a voltage related to the programming voltage during the programming
cycle;

a first switch transistor having a gate terminal, a first terminal and a second terminal, the gate terminal of the first switch
transistor being coupled to a select line, said first terminal of said first switch transistor being coupled to the first
terminal of said storage capacitor, the said second terminal of said first switch transistor being coupled to a first signal
line;

a second switch transistor having a gate terminal, a first terminal and a second terminal, said first terminal of said second
switch transistor being coupled to said second terminal of said storage capacitor, said second terminal of said second switch
transistor being coupled to a second signal line; and

an emission control transistor having a gate terminal, a first terminal and a second terminal, the gate terminal of the emission
control transistor being coupled to an emission select line, said second terminal of said emission control transistor being
coupled to the second terminal of said storage capacitor, said first terminal of said emission control transistor being coupled
to a reference voltage; and

wherein the method comprises:
applying, during the programming cycle while the first and second switch transistors are turned on at the same time while
the emission control transistor is turned off, the programming voltage dependent on the display data for said pixel circuit
on said signal line; and

enabling, during the driving cycle, an emission mode of the pixel circuit by applying an emission signal on said emission
select line so as to turn on the emission control transistor while the first and second switch transistors are turned off.

US Pat. No. 9,875,544

REGISTRATION OF FLUOROSCOPIC IMAGES OF THE CHEST AND CORRESPONDING 3D IMAGE DATA BASED ON THE RIBS AND SPINE

BRONCUS MEDICAL INC., Sa...

1. A method to assist with registering 3D data with 2D fluoroscopic images of a thorax of a patient comprising the steps of:
receiving a 2D fluoroscopic image data set of the thorax including an anatomical structure which is visible under fluoroscopy;
and

approximating a candidate location of the anatomical structure based on the 2D fluoroscopic image data set;
receiving a 3D data set of the anatomical structure in the thorax; and
registering the 3D data set with the 2D fluoroscopic image data set based on the approximating step;
wherein the 3D data set is at least one data selected from the group comprising image data and model data; and
wherein the registering step comprises computing a 3D-projected location of the anatomical structure from the 3D data set,
and matching the 3D-projected location of the anatomical structure from the 3D data set with the candidate location of the
anatomical structure from the approximating step.

US Pat. No. 9,874,707

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION CONNECTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

HIROSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A photoelectric conversion connector, comprising:
a support;
a photoelectric conversion element that is provided on said support and that is connected to an optical fiber through an optical
signal;

a first resin member that is formed at the upper part of the photoelectric conversion element; and
a second resin member that is formed at the upper part of the first resin member, the second resin member comprising a positioning
component, and a reflector disposed in an inner portion of the positioning component,

wherein an optical signal transmitted between the photoelectric conversion element and the optical fiber goes through both
the first resin member and the second resin member;

wherein the photoelectric conversion element is sealed by the first resin member;
wherein wire bonding is provided over the support, wherein said wire bonding is sealed by the first resin member along with
the photoelectric conversion element;

wherein the first resin member is composed of a first type of resin and the second resin member is composed of a second type
of resin that is different from the first type of resin.

US Pat. No. 9,873,568

CLEANING-IN-PLACE SYSTEM AND SEAL MONITORING

Mol Belting Systems, Inc....

1. An apparatus for detecting seal failure of a sealed region within a conveyor component, the apparatus comprising:
a fluid line extending out of the sealed region within the conveyor component;
a sensor connected to said fluid line;
a valve connected to said fluid line subsequent to said sensor;
a fluid pump connected subsequent to said valve; and
a controller connected to said sensor, said valve, and said fluid pump;
wherein the controller:
controls the valve for the fluid pump to increase the rate of fluid flow when the rate of fluid flow in said fluid line exceeds
a predetermined rate of fluid flow indicating a seal failure to maintain a reduced fluid pressure in the sealed region;

alters a fluid pressure within the sealed region to create a pressure differential between the sealed region and a reference
pressure value;

monitors a pressure differential between the sealed region and the reference pressure value; and
monitors a rate of fluid flow in said fluid line wherein said monitoring of pressure differential is accomplished by monitoring
the rate of fluid flow in said fluid line with the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,873,307

VEHICULAR AIR CONDITIONER

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

1. A vehicular air conditioner comprising:
a compressor which compresses a refrigerant;
a radiator which lets the refrigerant radiate heat to heat air to be supplied to a vehicle interior;
a heat absorber which lets the refrigerant absorb heat to cool the air to be supplied to the vehicle interior;
an outdoor heat exchanger disposed outside of the vehicle interior to let the refrigerant radiate heat; and
control means,
the vehicular air conditioner executing a dehumidifying and cooling mode in which the control means lets the refrigerant discharged
from the compressor to radiate heat in the radiator and in the outdoor heat exchanger or only in the radiator, decompresses
the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated and then lets the refrigerant absorb heat in the heat absorber,

the vehicular air conditioner comprising:
an injection circuit which distributes a part of the refrigerant flowing out from the radiator to return the part of the refrigerant
to the compressor,

wherein in the dehumidifying and cooling mode, the control means operates the injection circuit to return the refrigerant
to the compressor, when there is established predetermined radiator capability shortage condition on which a heating capability
of the radiator runs short and/or a predetermined low outdoor air temperature startup condition on which startup is performed
at the low outdoor air temperature.

US Pat. No. 9,877,361

PHOTOTHERAPY SYSTEM AND PROCESS INCLUDING DYNAMIC LED DRIVER WITH PROGRAMMABLE WAVEFORM

Applied BioPhotonics Ltd,...

1. A phototherapy system comprising:
a first light-emitting diode (LED) string, said first LED string comprising a plurality of LEDs adapted to generate electromagnetic
radiation (EMR) including radiation of a first wavelength ?1;

a first channel driver coupled to said first LED string for controlling an electric current through said first LED string;
a microcontroller comprising a pattern library, said pattern library storing at least one algorithm, said at least one algorithm
defining a process sequence for controlling said first LED string, said algorithm specifying a frequency f1 of pulses of EMR emitted by said plurality of LEDs, a duty factor of said pulses of EMR emitted by said plurality of LEDs
and a magnitude of said current through said first LED string; and

a pad comprising said first LED string, said first LED string being positioned in said pad so as to allow said EMR to be radiated
into a living organism when said pad is positioned adjacent said living organism.

US Pat. No. 9,877,301

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALERTING A USER ON AN EXTERNAL DEVICE OF NOTIFICATIONS OR ALERTS ORIGINATING FROM A NETWORK-CONNECTED DEVICE

Fitbit, Inc., San Franci...

1. An accessory device for receiving notifications from a mobile end-user device, the accessory device comprising:
a wireless interface configured to receive at least one notification included in a subsequent data transmission directly from
the mobile end-user device via a short-range wireless protocol, the subsequent data transmission having been generated by
the mobile end-user device and addressed to the accessory device by the mobile end-user device,

wherein at least some contents of the notification from the subsequent data transmission are the same as at least some contents
of a notification within an earlier data transmission received by the mobile end-user device,

where the notification with the subsequent data transmission is configured to be filtered by a filtering application on the
mobile end-user device based on the contents in the notification with the subsequent data transmission to determine whether
to send the notification with the subsequent data transmission to the accessory device,

a memory coupled to the wireless interface and configured to store one or more of the notifications,
an output device to provide information to a user, and
a processor coupled to the wireless interface, the memory and the output device, where the processor is configured to review
the notifications stored in the memory and notify a user of the accessory device by using the output device when a notification
has been received.

US Pat. No. 9,876,521

SLIDING STAND ASSEMBLY

PEGATRON CORPORATION, Ta...

1. A sliding stand assembly adapted for an electronic device, comprising:
a back cover having a first surface, a second surface, a first hole, and a second hole, wherein the first surface faces away
from the second surface, and the first hole and the second hole extend from the first surface to the second surface;

a sliding engaging member movably arranged at the first surface and comprising:
a first protruding portion exposed through the first hole and protruding outward from the second surface; and
a second protruding portion exposed through the second hole and protruding outward from the second surface;
a spring connected with the first surface and the sliding engaging member;
a first stand slidably pivoted to the second surface of the back cover and comprising:
a first concave portion disposed corresponding to the first protruding portion and having a first sub-portion and a second
sub-portion that are perpendicular to and connected with each other;

a second concave portion disposed corresponding to the second protruding portion; and
a third concave portion disposed adjacent to a side edge of the second concave portion; and
a second stand having a first end edge and a second end edge opposite to the first end edge, wherein the first end edge is
pivoted to the first stand and the second end edge is pivoted to the back cover,

wherein the first protruding portion is engaged with the first sub-portion and the second protruding portion is located in
the second concave portion when the first stand slides to a positioning location to allow the first stand and the second stand
to be in an open state with respect to the back cover for supporting the electronic device,

wherein when the sliding engaging member moves in a first direction and the spring is in tension, the second protruding portion
moves in the first direction from the second concave portion to the third concave portion and the first protruding portion
moves in the first direction from the first sub-portion to the second sub-portion, thereby enabling the first stand to slide
in a second direction substantially perpendicular to the first direction such that the first protruding portion and the second
protruding portion of the sliding engaging member depart from the second sub-portion and the third concave portion, respectively,
and the first stand and the second stand are in a closed state with respect to the back cover.

US Pat. No. 9,875,777

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:
an enable signal generation portion configured to generate a data output enable signal started to be activated to a first
logic level from a predetermined first moment corresponding to column address strobe (CAS) latency based on a read command;

a strobe signal generation portion configured to generate a data strobe signal which has a preamble section until the data
output enable signal is activated to the first logic level from a predetermined second moment corresponding to a predetermined
clock cycle of a source clock ahead of the first moment based on the read command and toggles based on the source clock during
an activated section of the data output enable signal;

a data output portion configured to output internal data in synchronization with the data strobe signal during the activated
section of the data output enable signal: and

a read signal generation portion configured to generate a read signal which is activated to a second logic level at the second
moment and deactivated to the first logic level at the first moment based on the read command, wherein the data output enable
signal is activated at the first moment when one clock cycle of the source clock passes after the read signal is activated,
wherein the first logic level is opposite to the second logic level.

US Pat. No. 9,875,395

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TAGGING AN INDIVIDUAL IN A DIGITAL IMAGE

AVIGILON PATENT HOLDING 1...

1. A method, for classifying an image of an individual, comprising: receiving, at a server, from a computing device a photo
containing an unknown facial image of the individual; wherein the server includes a plurality of stored reference photos comprising
identified facial images of individuals and, for each of a plurality of identified facial images, an identity of the individual
and at least one corresponding reference feature vector generated from the identified facial images to provide a plurality
of stored reference feature vectors; determining, by the server, a set of variables with respect to facial features of the
unknown facial image in the photo that are of interest for classification, wherein the set of variables comprises at least
a distance between the center of the eyes to a chin; processing, by the server, the unknown facial image of the individual
in the photo to generate a subject feature vector for the individual in the photo based on the set of variables; classifying,
by the server, an identity of the unknown facial image, wherein the classifying comprises comparing the subject feature vector
to one or more stored reference feature vectors to determine a match to a stored reference feature vector corresponding to
the identity of the individual; and sending, by the server, an identifier for the individual to the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,874,318

LED ASSEMBLY AND LED BULB USING THE SAME

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. An LED assembly, comprising:
a light-transmissive substrate comprising a surface, a central region and a peripheral region surrounding the central region;
a heat dissipation element, wherein a portion of the heat dissipation element is corresponding to the central region of the
light-transmissive substrate;

a first wavelength conversion layer arranged on the surface of the light-transmissive substrate and corresponding to the peripheral
region of the light-transmissive substrate;

a plurality of LED elements arranged on the first wavelength conversion layer;
a second wavelength conversion layer arranged on the surface of the light-transmissive substrate and covering the plurality
of LED elements and the first wavelength conversion layer;

a plurality of conductive structures surrounding the plurality of LED elements and electrically connected thereto, wherein
the plurality of conductive structures is formed on the surface and separated from each other; and

a plurality of electrical contacts electrically connected to the plurality of conductive structures respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,877,378

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT

Gigaphoton Inc., Tochigi...

1. A system comprising:
a laser system configured to generate a pre-pulse laser beam with a pulse duration of less than 1 ns, and a main pulse laser
beam;

a target supply unit configured to supply a target material to be irradiated with the pre-pulse laser beam and the main pulse
laser beam for generating extreme ultraviolet light; and

a laser controller configured to control the laser system such that a fluence of the pre-pulse laser beam is lower than a
fluence of the main pulse laser beam and a beam intensity of the pre-pulse laser beam is higher than a beam intensity of the
main pulse laser beam.

US Pat. No. 9,874,629

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT DEVICE, RECEIVER THEREOF AND METHOD OF DISTANCE MEASUREMENT

OULUN YLIOPISTO, Oulu (F...

1. A receiver unit of an optical time-of-flight distance measuring device, wherein the receiver unit comprises at least one
single photon avalanche detector element of a Geiger mode and a time-to-digital converter circuit;
each single photon avalanche detector element is enabled to detect a photon in at least one time-gated window, and each enabled
single photon avalanche detector element is configured to output an electric pulse in response to detection of a photon of
optical radiation within the at least one time-gated window;

the time-to-digital converter circuit, which is configured to count the number of oscillations between a transmission of an
optical pulse and a reception of the optical pulse, is configured to provide timing data associated with said electric pulse
for determination of a distance of a target on the basis of said timing data.

US Pat. No. 9,874,327

LANDSCAPE LIGHT

Telebrands Corp., Fairfi...

1. A landscape light comprising:
a laser light source producing a laser light and including a lens configured to disperse the laser light;
a background light assembly including:
a second light source producing a background light;
a background light movement assembly configured to produce a movement of the background light generated by the second light
source such that the background light moves across a surface onto which the background light is projected,

the at least one laser light source and the background light assembly being configured such that the dispersed laser light
is projected substantially within the moving background light produced by the background light assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,873,158

ADJUSTMENT AND CONTROL FEATURES FOR A POWER TOOL

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A height adjustment system in combination with a power tool having a table with a work surface for supporting a workpiece,
a saw blade extending through a slot in the table surface, a carriage supporting the saw blade and a motor for driving the
saw blade, and an adjustment mechanism for adjusting the height of the saw blade above the surface, the height adjustment
system comprising:
an adjustment motor configured to drive the adjustment mechanism to increase or decrease the height of the saw blade relative
to the work surface;

a movable sensor movably supported relative to the table and movable in response to movement of the adjustment mechanism,
the movable sensor configured to direct a movable sensing beam at a non-perpendicular angle relative to the work surface,
the beam passing through a position above the work surface directly above a predetermined location along the work surface,
which position above the work surface is calibrated to the height of the saw blade, the movable sensor further configured
to generate a movable sensor signal in response to detecting detection of the workpiece in the path of the movable sensing
beam;

a controller configured for controlling the adjustment motor to change the height of the saw blade relative to the work surface
in response to said movable sensor signal; and

a first sensor directly below said predetermined location and configured to direct a first sensing beam upward through the
slot substantially perpendicular to the work surface to intersect said movable sensor beam and to generate a first sensor
signal in response to the detection of the workpiece in the path of said first sensing beam,

wherein the controller is configured to control the adjustment motor in response to said movable sensor signal only upon receipt
of said first sensor signal.

US Pat. No. 9,877,380

ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING

E. SOLUTIONS GmbH, (DE)

1. An arrangement for electromagnetic shielding of an electronic component attached to a substrate, comprising:
an electrically conductive frame which is attached to the substrate in such a way that the frame frames the component, the
frame having a top side lying in a first plane; and

an electrically conductive covering which is attached at least to a portion of a top side of the component, and which is electrically
conductively attached at least to a portion of the frame,

the top side of the component lying in a second plane with a height offset to the first plane, so that the second plane is
further away from the substrate than the first plane.

US Pat. No. 9,877,349

METHOD FOR PERFORMING PROXIMITY SERVICE, AND USER DEVICE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing a proximity service (ProSe) based on near-field communication (NFC) by a user equipment (UE), the
method comprising:
determining, by a ProSe layer of the UE, whether to continue the proximity service through switching of a communication path;
transmitting, to a base station (BS), a radio resource control (RRC) connection request message including an establishment
cause,

wherein the establishment cause indicates that a service continuity is required after switching from a direct communication
path to an indirect communication path,

wherein the establishment cause blocks the base station from rejecting the RRC connection request message; and
transmitting a path switching request message to a server responsible for the proximity service when an RRC connection has
been established.