US Pat. No. 9,883,590

SHIELDING STRUCTURE FOR INTEGRATED INDUCTOR/TRANSFORMER

REALTEK SEMICONDUCTOR COR...

1. A shielding structure for integrated inductor/transformer, used in an inductor or a transformer, configured under the inductor
or the transformer and upon a substrate, comprising:
a plurality of conductive units, comprising a first conductive unit, a second conductive unit, a third conductive unit and
a fourth conductive unit, each conductive unit comprising a first conductive sub-unit and a second conductive sub-unit, both
of the first conductive sub-unit and the second conductive sub-unit comprising a first conductive portion and a plurality
of second conductive portions extending from the first conductive portion, the number of the second conductive portions being
odd, the length of each second conductive portion progressively diminishing along the first conductive portion, wherein the
longest second conductive portion of the first conductive sub-unit and the longest second conductive portion of the second
conductive sub-unit are connected;

a plurality of first connecting portions, configured to connect the first conductive unit and the second conductive unit and
to connect the third conductive unit and the fourth conductive unit; and

a grounding portion;
wherein the first conductive portion of the first conductive sub-unit of the first conductive unit is connected to the first
conductive portion of the second conductive sub-unit of the fourth conductive unit and the grounding portion is connected
to where these two first conductive portions are connected, or the first conductive portion of the second conductive sub-unit
of the second conductive unit is connected to the first conductive portion of the first conductive sub-unit of the third conductive
unit and the grounding portion is connected to where these two first conductive portions are connected.

US Pat. No. 9,881,126

ARRANGEMENTS FOR VIEWING CLINICAL IMAGES

Siemens PLC, Camberley (...

1. A system for display of medical image data, comprising:
means for arranging data into a hierarchy of subsets, said data comprising data from a number of studies, each study comprising
data from one or more data capture sessions, with data from each capture session being reconstructed to produce a reconstruction,
said hierarchy comprising data arranged into multiple timepoint subsets that each pertain respectively to one clinically relevant
period of time, the data within each timepoint subset being divided into multiple acquisition subsets that each pertain respectively
to one clinical examination with the data within each acquisition being divided into one or more of said reconstructions;
and

means for displaying a selected subset of the medical image data from said hierarchy, said selected subject corresponding
to the one or more of said reconstructions.

US Pat. No. 9,883,597

SOLDER SUPPLY DEVICE INCLUDING A NOZZLE WITH A PISTON AND A DEMARCATING MEMBER THAT DEMARCATES AN AIR CHAMBER IN WHICH AIR IS SUPPLIED TO MOVE THE PISTON RELATIVE TO A SOLDER CONTAINER

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. A solder supply device comprising:
a solder container housing liquid solder that is tubular, is open at an opening provided at a first end of the solder container,
and includes a bottom at a second end of the solder container;

an outer tube inside which the solder container is stored;
a nozzle, for ejecting solder from the solder container, that is inserted into the solder container;
a piston that is provided on an outer circumferential section of the nozzle and that is engaged inside of the solder container
from the opening of the solder container; and

a demarcating member that demarcates an air chamber with at least one of the following: a surface of the second end of the
solder container, an adapter attached to the surface of the second end of the solder container, or a surface of the piston
facing the opening of the solder container,

wherein the solder supply device supplies solder from a tip of the nozzle by relatively moving the solder container and the
piston by supplying air to the air chamber such that the piston advances inside the solder container between a first position
and a second position, the piston being closer to the opening of the solder container in the first position than in the second
position, and

wherein, in the second position of the piston, the solder container and the piston are removable from the outer tube as a
single assembly from the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 9,878,274

HIGH FLOW V-BANK FILTER

Camfil AB, Trosa (SE)

1. A V-bank filter comprising:
a first side panel;
a second side panel, the first and second side panels having parallel first edges oriented perpendicular to a flow direction
through the filter; and

a plurality of filter elements arranged in pairs of vees extending between the first and second side panels, the first side
panel, second side panel, and the filter elements comprising a unitary disposable filter, wherein the plurality of filter
elements comprises:

a first filter element in a first vee pair,
a second filter element in the first vee pair, and
a third filter element in a second vee pair, wherein each of the first filter element, second filter element and third filter
element has a unique orientation direction relative to the flow direction, and

wherein the V-bank filter comprises a filter inlet located at an upstream end of each of the first and second side panels
and a filter outlet located at a downstream end of each of the first and second side panels, wherein the flow direction through
the filter inlet is substantially parallel to a flow direction through the filter outlet, and wherein the unique orientation
of the first filter element, the second filter element and the third filter element comprises:

a first orientation direction extending in the direction from the inlet to the outlet through a centerline of the first filter
element;

a second orientation direction extending in the direction from the inlet to the outlet through a centerline of the second
filter element; and

a third orientation direction extending in the direction from the inlet to the outlet through a centerline of the third filter
element, wherein none of the first orientation direction, second orientation direction or third orientation direction are
parallel.

US Pat. No. 9,883,617

AIR-CONDITIONING CONTROL APPARATUS FOR DATA CENTER

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An air-conditioning control apparatus having a memory, a processor, and a storage device coupled thereto, the air-conditioning
control apparatus being configured to:
calculate a variation ?Tin(i), where i=1 to N, in air temperature at an inlet port of an ith information-processing unit, where N is a total number
of information processing units, based on position of the ith unit and an air flow rate through the ith unit, wherein the
air flow rate through the ith unit is measured by a fan speed sensor operatively connected with the processor, and wherein
the air flow rate through the ith unit is measured by a fan speed sensor operatively connected with the processor, and wherein
the air temperature at the inlet port of the ith information-processing unit is measured by a first sensor operatively connected
with the processor, wherein the first sensor is at least one of a first temperature sensor or a first infrared camera;

calculate a first temperature sensitivity a(l, j) by dividing the variation by a variation Tout(j), where j=1 to N, in air temperature at an outlet port of a jth unit, wherein the air temperature at the outlet port of
the jth unit is measured by at least one of a second temperature sensor operatively connected with the processor or a second
infrared camera operatively connected with the processor;

calculate a first temperature sensitivity a(i, j) by dividing the variation ?Tin(i) by a variation Tout(j), where j=1 to N, in air temperature at an outlet port of a jth unit, based on the position of the jth unit and an air
flow rate through the jth unit, wherein the air flow rate through the jth unit is measured by a second fan speed sensor operatively
connected with the processor, wherein the air temperature at the outlet port of the jth unit is measured by a second sensor
operatively connected with the processor, wherein the second sensor is at least one of a second temperature sensor or a second
infrared camera;

calculate an air temperature ?Tin(i) at the inlet port of the ith unit based on an air temperature Tout (j) at an outlet port of the jth unit and the calculated first temperature sensitivity a(i, j);

determine a maximum value M of the temperature ?Tin(i); and

control a temperature setting of at least one air conditioner to prevent the maximum value M from exceeding a predetermined
threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,882,790

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A RECOMMENDATION SYSTEM BASED ON TOKEN EXCHANGE

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKU...

1. A method for providing recommendations of entities to be executed by at least one electronic device, the method comprising:
obtaining a first token set associated with a first entity, the first token set comprising a plurality of identifiable tokens;
adapting, at one or more processing devices, the first token set based on an interaction between the first entity and a second
entity, based on a second token set associated with the second entity, the first token set being altered to increasingly resemble
the second set, and based on the first token set, the second token set being altered to increasingly resemble the first token
set;

obtaining information, at the one or more processing devices, regarding a plurality of token sets associated with a corresponding
plurality of entities;

determining, at the one or more processing devices, an indication of similarity between the first token set and each set in
said plurality of token sets; and

based on the determined indications of similarity, establishing, at the one or more processing devices, a recommendation regarding
a sub-set of one or more entities from said plurality of entities,

wherein the first entity obtains at least part of the second token set and alters the first token set to increasingly resemble
the second token set using the obtained part of the second token set, and the second entity obtains at least part of the first
token set and alters the second token set to increasingly resemble the first token set using the obtained part of the first
token set.

US Pat. No. 9,881,805

SILICON SELECTIVE REMOVAL

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of etching a patterned substrate, the method comprising:
placing the patterned substrate in a substrate processing region of a substrate processing chamber, wherein the patterned
substrate comprises an exposed silicon portion and a second exposed portion and wherein the second exposed portion comprises
at least one element other than silicon;

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

flowing a hydrogen-containing precursor into the substrate processing region without first passing the hydrogen-containing
precursor through the remote plasma region; and

etching the exposed silicon portion by flowing the plasma effluents into the substrate processing region, wherein the exposed
silicon portion etches at a first etch rate and the second exposed portion etches at a second etch rate which is lower than
the first etch rate.

US Pat. No. 9,881,418

IDENTIFYING FEATURES IN POLYGONAL MESHES

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A method comprising:
receiving a computer representation of an object;
identifying, by a processing device, a protruding feature of the computer representation of the object bound by a non-concave
edge or a receding feature of the computer representation of the object bound by a non-convex edge, wherein a non-concave
edge is incident to a first face and to a second face such that respective normal vectors of the first face and the second
face point away from each other or are parallel, and wherein a non-convex edge is incident to a third face and a first face
such that respective normal vectors of the third face and the fourth face point towards each other or are parallel;

generating a simplified computer representation of the object by removing at least one of: the identified protruding feature
or receding feature; and

storing the simplified computer representation for rendering the simplified computer representation of the object on a display.

US Pat. No. 9,883,613

SUBRACK AND TERMINAL

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...

1. A subrack, comprising
a chassis;
a first main board region arranged in a front part of the chassis;
a second main board region arranged at a rear of the chassis;
a first air duct arranged in the chassis, wherein a first air inlet of the first air duct is arranged on a front wall of the
chassis, the first air inlet and the first main board region are oppositely arranged, and a first air outlet of the first
air duct is arranged on a rear wall of the chassis; and

a second air duct arranged in the chassis, wherein the second air duct and the first air duct are separated, a second air
inlet of the second air duct is arranged on the front wall of the chassis, the second air inlet is located below the first
main board region, and a second air outlet of the second air duct is arranged on the rear wall of the chassis;

wherein a first partition board for separating the first air inlet from the second air inlet is arranged between the first
main board region and the second air inlet;

wherein the first main board region comprises a plurality of first sub-main boards arranged horizontally; each of the plurality
of first sub-main boards comprises a PCB, a panel and a tray; a part of the panel located on an upper side of the PCB is provided
with a first ventilation hole; a second ventilation hole is arranged between the PCB and the tray; the first ventilation hole
and the second ventilation hole are communicated with the first air inlet; and the second ventilation hole is communicated
with an adjacent first sub-main board through an opening in the tray.

US Pat. No. 9,883,575

PLASMA CUTTING TORCH, NOZZLE AND SHIELD CAP

LINCOLN GLOBAL, INC., Sa...

1. A plasma cutting torch assembly, comprising:
an outer retaining cap having a central portion which has a first maximum outer diameter which is the largest outer diameter
of the outer retaining cap, and a downstream cylindrical portion which is coupled to the central portion and has a second
maximum outer diameter which is smaller than the first maximum diameter, where the downstream cylindrical portion is positioned
closer to a distal end of the plasma cutting torch assembly than the central portion; and

a shield cap which is secured to the plasma cutting torch assembly by the outer retaining cap, and having a distal end face
with a flat circular surface having a diameter D, and an angular outer surface which extends from the distal end face to a
distal end of the outer retaining cap, and where the shield cap has an exposed outer surface height SH such that a ratio of
the diameter D to the height SH is in a range of 0.25 to 0.35, where the height SH is measured vertically from the distal
end face to the distal end of the outer retaining cap,

wherein the angular outer surface has a conical shape and where the angular outer surface has an angle in a range of 50 to
65 degrees relative to a horizontal line passing through the distal end face of the shield cap.

US Pat. No. 9,883,619

SHIELDING APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A shielding apparatus comprising:
a printed circuit board including at least one opening forming at least one inclined catching part;
at least one shield member configured to cover at least a portion of the printed circuit board; and
at least one shield fastening part provided in the at least one shield member,
wherein the at least one shield fastening part is configured to be resiliently deformed to fit in the at least one opening
and fastened to the at least one inclined catching part by a resilient force released by the at least one shield fastening
part while not protruding out of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,883,618

COMPUTING SYSTEM ENCLOSURE AIRFLOW DISTRIBUTION MANAGEMENT

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:
determining a computing system enclosure profile of a computing system enclosure, including determining a performance profile
of one or more baffles during baffle operation, determining a temperature profile, and determining a workload profile, collectively;
and

controlling an orientation of the one or more baffles of the computing system enclosure dynamically by changing a three-dimensional
orientation of the baffles based on the workload profile for redirection of airflow distribution based on the computing system
enclosure profile.

US Pat. No. 9,883,615

SEMICONDUCTOR MEMORY DEVICE HAVING A HEAT CONDUCTION MEMBER

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A semiconductor memory device, comprising:
a substrate having a conductive region on a surface thereof;
a semiconductor memory unit;
a memory controller, at least one of the semiconductor memory unit and the memory controller being disposed on the substrate;
a housing enclosing the substrate; and
a heat conduction member in contact with and pressed between the conductive region and a portion of the housing, wherein the
heat conduction member is made of an electrically-insulating material.

US Pat. No. 9,883,612

HEAT SINK ATTACHMENT ON EXISTING HEAT SINKS

International Business Ma...

1. A device comprising:
a first heat sink comprising a first base and fins extending from said first base, said first base comprising at least one
cutout therein and a first base bottom surface contacting a first electronic component;

a second heat sink, separate from said first heat sink, said second heat sink comprising a second base and fins extending
from said second base, said second heat sink being located in said at least one cutout of said first heat sink but not contacting
said first heat sink, and said second base comprising a second base bottom surface contacting a second electronic component;

a pressure plate, separate from said first heat sink and said second heat sink, said pressure plate overlaying and contacting
said second heat sink, said pressure plate comprising openings extending from a top surface of said pressure plate to a bottom
surface of said pressure plate; and

first fasteners penetrating said openings in said pressure plate and attached only to said first heat sink, said first fasteners
comprising a shaft and compression elements surrounding a portion of said shaft, said pressure plate being positioned to apply
pressure between said second heat sink and said second electronic component, said compression elements enabling relative movement
between said pressure plate and said first heat sink.

US Pat. No. 9,883,573

VOLUMETRICALLY EFFICIENT MINIATURE X-RAY SYSTEM

Thermo Scientific Portabl...

1. A device for producing x-rays, the device comprising:
a high-voltage multiplier comprising a plurality of electrically connected rigid circuit boards that comprise an intermediate
circuit board orthogonally oriented to a first circuit board and a second circuit board, wherein the first circuit board and
the second circuit board are positioned in an opposing relationship to each other, and the high-voltage multiplier is coupled
to a filament transformer that is coupled to an x-ray tube for producing the x-rays.

US Pat. No. 9,883,620

SHIELDED ELECTRICAL CABLE

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A shielded electrical cable comprising:
first and second conductor sets, each conductor set comprising two or more substantially parallel longitudinal insulated conductors,
a shielding film disposed around each conductor set; and

two generally parallel non-conductive polymeric layers disposed around the first and second conductor sets, each non-conductive
polymeric layer including a parallel portion between the first and second conductor sets, wherein the parallel portions of
the non-conductive polymeric layers between the first and second conductor sets are substantially parallel to one other and
bonded to each other by an adhesive layer disposed therebetween, and wherein the bonded parallel portion between the first
and second conductor sets is bent at an angle of at least 30 degrees and wherein a bond strength between the non-conductive
polymeric layers is at least 17.86 gm/mm.

US Pat. No. 9,883,603

ELECTRONIC PULL TAB FOR BATTERY PROTECTION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A battery powered device, comprising:
a battery positioned within a housing of the device;
processing logic configured to perform functions of the device;
an electronic switch coupled between the battery and the processing logic;
a bias circuit coupled to the electronic switch, wherein the bias circuit is configured to hold the electronic switch off
to block current flow from the battery while the device is in a storage state; and

an override circuit coupled to the bias circuit and to a start signal generated by an ON switch, wherein the override circuit
is configured to override the bias circuit in response to activation of the start signal such that the electronic switch is
turned on and allows current to flow to the processing logic in an operational state.

US Pat. No. 9,879,449

VEHICLE LATCH ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF DAMPENING SOUND DURING A CLOSING PROCESS OF THE VEHICLE LATCH ASSEMBLY

INTEVA PRODUCTS, LLC, Tr...

1. A vehicle latch assembly comprising:
a housing having a frame plate;
a claw disposed within the housing and operatively coupled to the frame plate, the claw configured to rotate between an open
latch position and a closed latch position; and

a claw buffer secured to the housing and configured to reduce audible noises of the latch assembly associated with the movement
of the claw into the closed latch position, wherein the claw buffer has a first abutment portion configured to engage the
claw prior to the closed latch position and be deflected away from the claw as the claw rotates towards the closed latch position
and a second abutment portion configured to be contacted by the claw as it rotates past the closed latch position, wherein
the first abutment portion is a leg member extending away from the claw buffer, wherein the second abutment portion is formed
of a material having a greater rigidity than that of the first abutment portion and wherein the first abutment portion is
contacted by the claw before the second abutment portion is contacted by the claw;

wherein the leg is a resilient member configured to be maneuvered into contact with the second abutment portion when the claw
rotates past the closed latch position.

US Pat. No. 9,883,616

MANIFOLD HEAT EXCHANGER

International Business Ma...

1. A manifold for cooling electronic equipment, the apparatus manifold comprising:
a facility side coolant supply line;
a facility side coolant return line coupled to the manifold;
a plurality of liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers connected in parallel to the facility side coolant supply line; and
a plurality of pumps fastened to the manifold, each of the pumps is coupled to at least one of the liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers
and regulates coolant flow through at least one of the liquid-to-liquid heat exchangers;

a plurality of valves, the valves are coupled to the facility side coolant supply line, each of the valves controls the coolant
flow from the facility side coolant supply line to a respective liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger; and

a plurality of bypass lines, each of the valves regulates the coolant flow from the facility side coolant supply line between
the respective liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger and a respective bypass line of the plurality of bypass lines.

US Pat. No. 9,883,604

DISPLAY DEVICE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device comprising:
a display panel, which comprises a first edge, wherein the first edge comprises a first section and a second section;
a first contact member, which extends parallel to the first section and comprises a first side, a second side, and a third
side, wherein the first side is oriented a first obtuse angle with respect to the second side and is connected through the
second side to the third side; and

a second contact member, which directly contacts the first contact member, extends parallel to the second section, and comprises
a fourth side, a fifth side, and a sixth side, wherein the fourth side is oriented a second obtuse angle with respect to the
fifth side and is connected through the fifth side to the sixth side, wherein the first contact member is connected through
the second contact member to the second section, wherein the second contact member is connected through the first contact
member to the first section, and wherein the first contact member is or comprises a first electromagnet.

US Pat. No. 9,883,598

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

UNIMICRON TECHNOLOGY CORP...

1. A method for a circuit board having a heat-recovery function, comprising:
forming at least one first via at a single-layer dielectric layer and disposing at least one first heat-conducting pillar
in the first via;

building up a plurality of buildup-dielectric layers from the single-layer dielectric layer to form a substrate;
respectively forming a first recess and a second recess on two opposite surfaces of the substrate, wherein the single-layer
dielectric layer is between the first recess and the second recess;

disposing a thermoelectric device into the first recess for embedding the thermoelectric device in the substrate, wherein
the thermoelectric device is connected to the first heat-conducting pillar;

forming at least one second via at a heat-storing device and filling the second via with at least one second heat-conducting
pillar such that the heat-storing device is penetrated by the second heat-conducting pillar;

disposing a processor on the heat-storing device, wherein the processor is connected to and in contact with the second heat-conducting
pillar; and

disposing the heat-storing device and the processor into the second recess for embedding the heat-storing device in the substrate,
wherein the heat-storing device is between the processor and the thermoelectric device.

US Pat. No. 9,883,568

PROGRAMMABLE EMERGENCY LIGHTING DEVICE INCLUDING NEAR-FIELD COMMUNICATION

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. An emergency lighting unit comprising:
a light source;
an antenna operable to receive a wireless communication signal;
a near-field communication (“NFC”) module connected to the antenna, the NFC module operable to write, to a memory, information
associated with the wireless communication signal;

a controller connected to the NFC module, the controller configured to
read the information associated with the wireless communication signal from the memory,
set one or more system parameters of the emergency lighting unit based on the information associated with the wireless communication
signal, and

control the illumination of the light source based on at least one system parameter based on the information associated with
the wireless communication signal.

US Pat. No. 9,883,607

INDEPENDENT AISLE CONTAINMENT SYSTEM

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. An aisle containment system comprising:
a frame positioned on a floor, the frame defined by wall beams, header frames, and a plurality of posts secured to the wall
beams and header frames;

a plurality of blanking panels extending from the floor to one of the wall beams, the plurality of blanking panels having
a top, a bottom, a first side and a second side, wherein each blanking panel overlaps adjacent blanking panels along the length
of the frame and the blanking panels are laterally adjusted to fill openings in the aisle containment system; and

a panel clamp secured to one of the wall beams, wherein the secured panel clamp defines a slot between one of the wall beams
and the panel clamp for receiving the blanking panels,

wherein the panel clamp having a first end and a second end, the first end of the panel clamp is adjustably secured to one
of the wall beams and the second end of the panel clamp has an angled flange, wherein the first end of the panel clamp has
elongated openings for receiving fasteners to secure the panel clamp to one of the wall beams.

US Pat. No. 9,883,606

POWER SUPPLIES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A device comprising a power supply enclosure for a rack-mountable computing device, the power supply enclosure comprising:
a first power supply comprising a first electrical connector;
a second power supply comprising an electrical second connector,
wherein the first electrical connector and the second electrical connector are symmetric about an axis of symmetry; and
a common fan module, the common fan module comprising:
a fan to cool the first power supply and the second power supply;
a third electrical connector that electrically couples with the first electrical connector and is aligned with the first electrical
connector;

a fourth electrical connector that electrically couples with the second electrical connector and is aligned with the second
electrical connector;

a power inlet coupled to at least one of the third electrical connector or the fourth electrical connector,
wherein the common fan module is mounted to a set of hinges to allow the fan to articulate and to allow at least one of the
first power supply or the second power supply to be removed while maintaining an electrical connection with an other one of
the first power supply or the second power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,883,605

RACK ATTIC DEVICE COUPLING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A rack system, comprising:
a rack base that defines a plurality of device slots;
a rack wall that is included on the rack base and that defines a rack volume adjacent a first device slot of the plurality
of device slots; and

a rack volume device coupling system that is located in the rack volume, wherein the rack volume device coupling system includes:
a rack volume base that is positioned in the rack volume and that defines a rack tray housing; and
a first rack tray that is moveably coupled to the rack volume base, wherein the first rack tray is configured to:
move from a first orientation in which the first rack tray is located in the rack tray housing and into a second orientation
in which the first rack tray extends from the rack volume and into the first device slot;

receive and house a first device that is moved through the first device slot and into the first rack tray when the first rack
tray is in the second orientation; and

move from the second orientation and into the first orientation such that the first device is located in the rack volume,
wherein the rack wall impedes access to the rack volume by the first device such that the first device must be moved through
the first device slot and into the first rack tray to access the rack volume.

US Pat. No. 9,883,583

FABRIC SIGNAL PATH STRUCTURES FOR FLEXIBLE DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A flexible fabric signal path structure for conveying signals in an electronic device, comprising:
a fabric substrate; and
a layer of metal on the fabric substrate that is patterned to form a plurality of parallel metal traces, wherein the layer
of metal penetrates through openings in the fabric substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,883,581

MULTI-CORE DIFFERENTIAL SIGNAL CABLE INCLUDING A GAP FOR A MOVABLE INSULATION

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

11. A multi-core differential signal transmission cable, comprising:
a plurality of differential signal cables, each of the differential signal cables comprising:
a pair of signal line conductors for transmitting differential signals;
an insulation collectively covering the pair of signal line conductors;
a shielding tape wrapped around the insulation; and
an insulating tape wound around the shielding tape,
wherein a gap is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the insulation and an inner surface of the shielding tape such
that the insulation is movable relative to the shielding tape; and

a cylindrical interposed material confining a pair of the plurality of the differential signal cables at a center of multi-core
differential signal transmission cable,

wherein the cylindrical interposed material is in a contact with opposing edges of at least one of the pair of the plurality
of the differential signal cables,

wherein the cylindrical interposed material abuts all of the plurality of the differential signal cables.

US Pat. No. 9,877,671

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR DETECTING CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE IN NEWBORNS

1. Apparatus configured to detect CHD in newborns, the apparatus comprising:
a body comprising a cavity configured to receive a portion of a hand or a foot of a newborn, the cavity substantially encompassing
the portion of the newborn's hand or foot when the portion of the newborn's hand or foot is received by the cavity;

sensor pairs including a first sensor pair, individual ones of the two or more sensor pairs being configured to provide detection
signals conveying information associated with oxygen saturation, the first sensor pair including a first light emitter and
a corresponding first light detector disposed at opposing locations in the cavity of the body such that, when the portion
of the newborn's hand or foot is inside the cavity, light from the first light emitter that passes through the newborn's hand
or foot is detected by the first light detector;

one or more hardware processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
select a subset of the detection signals provided by the sensor pairs based on a determination of which body part of the newborn
is received by the cavity, the body part being a portion of one of a left foot, a right foot, a left hand, or a right hand;

determine a saturation value indicative of oxygen saturation of the newborn based on the selected subset of the detection
signals, wherein the saturation value is determined based on one or more detection signals provided by the sensor pairs;

determine a presence of CHD in the newborn responsive to the saturation value breaching a threshold saturation value, wherein
the presence of CHD is determined responsive to the saturation value breaching a threshold saturation value; and

determine an ambient air pressure in the environment surrounding the apparatus based on a pressure signal provided by a pressure
device; and

a sensor positioning device configured to reposition individual ones of the two or more sensor pairs responsive to the portion
of the newborn's hand or foot being received by the cavity, wherein repositioning the first sensor pair includes a combination
of transitional and rotational movement configured to move one or both of the first light emitter or the first light detector
such that one or both of the first light emitter or the first light detector configured to contact skin of the portion of
the newborn's hand or foot, wherein the sensor positioning device includes one or more of a spring, a cushion, an elastic
mechanism, an inelastic mechanism, a motorized arm, or a motor configured to adjust, by repositioning, automatically, manually,
or in some combination thereof, one or both of the first light emitter or the first light detector of a sensor pair, wherein
the adjustment is accomplished in relation to an attachment point of the sensor positioning device, wherein the sensor positioning
device is configured to adjust a sensor using the combination of translational and rotational movement, wherein translational
movement includes one or more of movement perpendicular to or movement lateral to the attachment point of the sensor positioning
device, wherein perpendicular movement includes compression toward and extension from a wall, wherein lateral movement includes
planar movement perpendicular to the plane in which compression or extension occurs, wherein rotational movement includes
changing the angle of a sensor in relation to the wall, and wherein the sensor pair is configured to be repositioned responsive
to the portion of the newborn's hand or foot being received by the cavity of body, wherein repositioning the sensor pair includes
moving one or both of the light emitter or the light detector of the sensor pair such that one or both of the light emitter
or the light detector configured to contact skin on the portion of the newborn's hand or foot that is within the cavity wherein
one or both of the first light emitter or the first light detector of the given sensor pair may be moved along an axis that
passes through both the light emitter and the light detector, and wherein lateral alignment between the light emitter and
the light detector of the sensor pair is maintained after being adjusted.

US Pat. No. 9,883,610

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FILTER DOOR

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An electronic device comprising:
an electronic device housing that includes a frame to couple components of the electronic device, the electronic device housing
configured to protect the electronic device during a shipment of the electronic device, the electronic device including an
aperture to enable airflow into the electronic device;

a display coupled to the frame and recessed within the aperture of the electronic device housing;
a security door to selectively move between a closed position to cover the aperture when the electronic device is configured
for the shipment and a stowed position where the security door is stowed in the electronic device housing enabling airflow
into the electronic device and access to the display; and

a door filter assembly to selectively couple to the electronic device housing when the security door is in the stowed position,
the door filter assembly comprising:

a door filter frame configured to couple to the electronic device housing; and
a door filter casing configured to rotate from a first position to reveal the display to a second position to cover the aperture
with an air filter configured to filter air flowing into the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,883,600

DISPLAY DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display device, comprising a display panel, and further comprising a supporting structure for accommodating and fixing
the display panel, and a seat disposed below the supporting structure, wherein the supporting structure is formed as a single
member, and is provided with an opening at a side opposite to the seat, and the display panel is allowed to be inserted into
the supporting structure through the opening, and the seat is configured to lock the display panel into the supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 9,883,576

LOW-POWER, COMPACT PIEZOELECTRIC PARTICLE EMISSION

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A low-power, compact piezoelectric neutron generator comprising:
a piezoelectric transformer crystal formed from a piezoelectric material having an input end and an output end;
an output electrode electrically connected to the output end;
a voltage source electrically connected to the input end to apply a first voltage to the crystal and create a second voltage
that is higher than the first voltage at the output end caused by the piezoelectric effect, the second voltage creating an
electric field generally originating at the output electrode; an ion source configured to produce a plurality of ions, the
ions being accelerated as an ion beam by the electric field, the ion beam having an ion beam path; and,

an ion target electrically connected to the output electrode, the ion target being positioned in the ion beam path so that
the charged particles interact with the ion target to generate neutrons;

a vacuum chamber containing the piezoelectric transformer crystal, the ion source and the ion target.

US Pat. No. 9,883,570

PROTOCOL FOR LIGHTING CONTROL VIA A WIRELESS NETWORK

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting control system comprising:
a lighting control group, including a monitor lighting control device, a member lighting control device, and a luminaire;
wherein the monitor lighting control device comprises:
a wireless radio communication interface system configured for wireless communication over a wireless lighting control network
communication band, of control and systems operations information, during control network operation over the lighting control
network communication band;

a processor;
a memory accessible to the processor; and
programming in the memory which configures the processor to:
receive via the wireless radio communication interface a state change event message that includes a payload specifying:
(i) a state change event of an occupancy sensor, an audio sensor, a daylight sensor, or a switch to turn lighting on/off,
dim up/down, or set scene;

(ii) an identifier of the member lighting control device that detected the state change event; and
(iii) a lighting control group identifier of the lighting control group that includes the member lighting control device and
the monitor lighting control device;

in response to receiving the state change event message, transmit via the wireless radio communication interface an acknowledgement
of receipt of the state change event message to the member lighting control device;

extract and save the payload from the state change event message and generate a state change multicast message that includes
the state change event of the extracted payload; and

transmit via the wireless radio communication interface the generated state change multicast message to members of the lighting
control group.

US Pat. No. 9,883,611

FAN CONTROL CIRCUIT

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A fan control circuit comprising:
a plurality of temperature detection units, each of the temperature detection units configured to detect an operation temperature
of each of a plurality of heat elements, respectively, and output a temperature detection signal corresponding to each of
the heat elements;

a temperature synthesizing unit coupled to the plurality of temperature detection units, the temperature synthesizing unit
configured to calculate and output mean temperature signals according to the plurality of temperature detection signals and
a plurality of predetermined weighted values corresponding to the heat elements;

a driving signal generation unit coupled to the temperature synthesizing unit, the driving signal generation unit configured
to generate driving signals to a fan, according to the mean temperature signals, the driving signal generation unit comprising
a triangular wave signal generation unit configured to generate triangular wave signals, and the triangular wave signal generation
unit comprising:

a first comparator comprising a positive input terminal, a negative input terminal, and an output terminal, the negative input
terminal grounded;

a first resistor with a first end coupled to the positive input terminal of the first comparator;
a second resistor with a first end coupled to the output terminal of the first comparator and a second end coupled to a node
between the first resistor and the first comparator;

a third resistor with a first end coupled to the output terminal of the first comparator;
a second comparator comprising a positive input terminal, a negative input terminal, and an output terminal, the positive
input terminal grounded, the negative input terminal coupled to a second end of the third resistor, and the output terminal
coupled to a second end of the first resistor; and

a capacitor coupled between the negative input terminal of the second comparator and the output terminal of the second comparator;
wherein, frequency of the triangular wave signals output by the triangular wave signal generation unit is calculated by formulas:
R5/(4*R4*R6*C1), and F represents the frequency of the triangular wave signals, and R4 represents resistances of the first resistor, R5 represents resistances of the second resistor, R6 represents resistances of the third resistor, and C1 represents capacitance of the first capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,883,609

FILTER FAN WITH A QUICK FIXING DEVICE

PFANNENBERG GMBH, Hambur...

1. A filter fan, comprising a basic casing with a rectangular frame having four side walls, wherein the frame is provided
with quick fixing devices formed by elastic snap-in elements provided as spring-elastic brackets for removable fixing of the
filter fan on a peripheral mounting edge of a cut out in a mounting wall of a switch cupboard, wherein said four side walls
are connected with each other so as to form the rectangular frame, wherein the four side walls are not disposed within a common
plane, wherein contact surfaces for contacting the mounting wall when the filter fan is fixed on the peripheral mounting edge
of the cut out in the mounting wall protrude from each side wall outwards at an angle of substantially 90°, wherein the contact
surface of each side wall is connected with a neighboring contact surface so as to form a continuous collar protruding from
said frame, wherein said four side walls of the frame and said collar each have a continuously closed outer peripheral surface,
wherein several plate-shaped blanks which form the snap-in elements are configured on the outer peripheral surface of the
side walls of the frame, each of said plate-shaped blanks being molded directly onto the outer peripheral surface of the side
walls of the frame and wherein each of the plate-shaped blanks is provided with a plurality of substantially parallel slits
for constituting a number of parallel spring-elastic snap-in tongues so that a snap-in connection to the peripheral mounting
edge of the cut out in the mounting wall can be established.

US Pat. No. 9,883,608

COOLING DEVICE FOR COOLING A SWITCHGEAR CABINET

1. A cooling device for cooling of a switchgear cabinet, comprising an air inlet side for warm air and an air outlet side
for cooled air, wherein a heat exchanger and at least one fan unit having a radial fan are located between the air inlet side
and the air outlet side, and wherein the fan unit creates an air stream through the heat exchanger having a main flow direction
between the air inlet side and the air outlet side, wherein the fan unit is located in the main flow direction behind the
heat exchanger, and wherein the fan unit comprises an intake and an ashlar-shaped fan box in which the radial fan is received,
wherein the fan box comprises an air outlet at at least one of four sides oriented parallel with respect to the main flow
direction and parallel with respect to a rotational axis of the radial fan, characterized in that the fan unit comprises an
air guide geometry, which air guide geometry comprises an end section that is connected to and extends perpendicularly from
a side of the fan box to a 90°-curvature, so that air exhausted from the radial fan is redirected into the main flow direction,
and wherein a separative element extends from the side of the fan box, and the end section of the air guide geometry and the
separative element extend the same height from the side of the fan box, the cooling device further comprising a plurality
of fan units, wherein adjacent fan units are arranged in such a way with respect to each other that they adjoin to each other
at least in sections along their respective air guide geometry, and wherein each fan unit comprises an intake, and wherein
at adjacent fan units the corresponding separative element that extends between opposing sides of the adjacent fan units guides
air exhausted from the air outlets of the adjacent fan units away from the intakes of the adjacent fan units.

US Pat. No. 9,883,601

INTELLIGENT TERMINAL WITH IRREGULAR SHAPE BATTERY

1. An intelligent terminal, comprising a battery and a main board that are mounted in a shell of the intelligent terminal,
wherein the battery at least half surrounds the main board;
the intelligent terminal further comprises a power processing component, a signal processing component, an interface component
and a memory, wherein the power processing component, the signal processing component, the interface component and the memory
are arranged on the main board; wherein

the signal processing component comprises a baseband chip, a radio frequency chip and a power amplifier, the baseband chip
is arranged on one side of the main board, the memory is arranged on the other side of the main board and is opposite to the
baseband chip, the radio frequency chip is arranged on one side of the main board, and the power amplifier is arranged on
the other side of the main board and is opposite to the radio frequency chip; and

the power processing component comprises a battery connector and a power management element, the interface component comprises
a USB interface, the battery connector is configured to connect the battery to the main board, and the power management element
and the USB interface are arranged near to the battery connector.

US Pat. No. 9,883,599

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING CAVITY

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A manufacturing method of a multi-layer circuit board having a cavity, comprising:
providing a core board and forming a through hole that penetrates the core board, wherein the core board comprises a first
dielectric layer and two first conductive layers that are disposed on two opposite surfaces of the first dielectric layer
and conducted with each other;

forming two build-up structures, the step of forming each of the two build-up structures comprises:
providing at least one second conductive layer;
bonding at least one second dielectric layer to the at least one second conductive layer, and bonding a third conductive layer
to the at least one second dielectric layer; and

patterning the third conductive layer to form a stopper layer that exposes a portion of the at least one second dielectric
layer, wherein the at least one second conductive layer, the at least one second dielectric layer, and the stopper layer constitute
each of the two build-up structures;

bonding the two build-up structures to two opposite sides of the core board and each of the two build-up structures facing
the core board with the stopper layer to form the multi-layer circuit board, the two build-up structures cover the through
hole and the stopper layer corresponding to the through hole, wherein each of the two build-up structures comprises the stopper
layer, the at least one second dielectric layer and the at least one second conductive layer which are stacked in sequence
on the stopper layer; and

removing a portion of one of the two build-up structures corresponding to the through hole, such that the through hole communicates
with the removed portion of the one of the two build-up structures outside, to form the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,883,595

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

SEMICONDUCTOR COMPONENTS ...

1. A method of forming an insulated metal substrate (IMS) for a power electronic, comprising:
partially etching a first surface of a copper layer to form a pattern comprising a first thickness and a second thickness
greater than the first thickness, the first thickness and the second thickness both measured perpendicular to a second surface
of the copper layer opposite the first surface of the copper layer;

laminating the first surface of the copper layer with a second surface of a dielectric layer, the dielectric layer coupled
to a metallic baseplate at a first surface of the dielectric layer opposite the second surface of the dielectric layer and
at a second surface of the metallic baseplate; and

forming traces in the copper layer by etching through the copper layer at the first thickness and etching completely through
the copper layer at the second thickness, wherein the traces comprise two different trace thicknesses, where the trace thicknesses
are measured perpendicularly to the first surface of the dielectric layer.

US Pat. No. 9,883,578

COOLING CONDUCTIVE TRACE WITH PRESSURIZED AIR OR GAS

1. An electrical assembly comprising:
a dielectric substrate;
a metallic conductive trace overlying the substrate, the metallic conductive trace having a hollow cross-section that forms
a duct;

an annular member protruding from the metallic conductive trace, the annular member having an opening in communication with
the duct, the opening for receiving pressurized air or gas, wherein the duct comprises a plurality of channels that meet the
opening at a curved interior surface of the opening.

US Pat. No. 9,883,574

TARGET PRODUCING APPARATUS

GIGAPHOTON INC., Tochigi...

1. A target producing apparatus, to be used in an extreme ultraviolet light generation apparatus capable of generating extreme
ultraviolet light by irradiating droplets in a plasma generation region with a laser beam, the target producing apparatus
comprising:
a tank capable of containing a melted droplet material;
a nozzle provided at a distal end of the tank and being capable of outputting droplets toward the plasma generation region;
a nozzle holder holding the nozzle on the tank;
a gas supply unit capable of supplying a gas;
a gas lock cover secured to the nozzle holder and provided downstream of the nozzle, the gas lock cover being structured to
guide the gas supplied from the gas supply unit,

wherein the gas lock cover includes:
a hollow cylindrical part provided downstream of the nozzle and having an exit opening for outputting droplets that are outputted
from the nozzle and pass through an internal cavity of the cylindrical part; and

a channel for transmitting the gas supplied from the gas supply unit, the channel being structured to orient a flow of the
transmitted gas so as to flow to the exit opening of the cylindrical part through the internal cavity of the cylindrical part,

wherein the channel includes a buffer space that joins the internal cavity of the cylindrical part and is structured to diffuse
the gas flow entering the buffer space into different directions to guide the gas into the internal cavity of the cylindrical
part,

wherein the cylindrical part has a reverse-tapered wall expanding outward at an output end, and
wherein the reverse-tapered wall has a plurality of ejection outlets structured to join the buffer space and to eject the
gas.

US Pat. No. 9,883,560

CONTROLLER FOR A PHASE CUT DIMMABLE LED DRIVER

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method for control of a phase cut dimmer for lighting systems, the method comprising:
receiving, at a controller of a lighting driver circuit, a representation of an input voltage waveform having a phase cut
angle (?cut) and a waveform zero angle (?zero), as well as a known frequency;

acquiring, by the controller, data representative of a period of the waveform;
determining, by the controller, a plurality of Fourier series coefficients associated with the waveform;
extracting, by the controller, the phase cut angle (?cut) and the waveform zero angle (?zero) based on the coefficients;

determining, by the controller, a current for one or more light emitting diodes (LEDs) based on at least one of the phase
cut angle (?cut) and the waveform zero angle (?zero); and

adjusting, by the controller, a duty cycle of a pulse width modulation (PWM) signal to provide the determined current to the
one or more LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,883,559

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LIGHTING DEVICE

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. An LED lighting apparatus comprising:
a power supply unit configured to provide a rectified voltage;
a first light emitting module comprising a first lamp including
a plurality of LEDs divided into a plurality of LED groups, a first current control unit configured to provide a first current
path for light emission of the first lamp, and a first current sensing resistor applied the first current path; and

a second light emitting module comprising a second lamp including a plurality of LEDs divided into a plurality of LED groups,
a second current control unit configured to provide a second current path for light emission of the second lamp, and a second
current sensing resistor applied the second current path,

wherein the rectified voltage is applied across the first lamp, the first current control unit, the first current sensing
resistor, the second lamp, the second current control unit, and the second current sensing resistor connected in series,

the plurality of LED groups of the first light emitting module and the second light emitting module are respectively sequentially
turned on/off,

a common current path includes the first current path and the second current path connected in series through the first current
sensing resistor and the second lamp, and

a first LED group of the first lamp and a second LED group of the second lamp emit light at the same time in response to a
predetermined level of the rectified voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,883,602

SURROUND FOR ELECTRICAL BOXES

1. A surround for a utility box, the surround comprising:
a sheet of non-rigid, flexible, weatherproof material having a skirt portion, and a flange extending at least outward relative
to the skirt portion, the skirt defining a continuous weatherproof surface between the flange and an outer perimeter of the
skirt portion, the flange defining an opening within the skirt portion sized to provide access to an inner cavity of the utility
box, the flange extending inward toward the opening and having an inner diameter that is less than an outer diameter of the
utility box such that in use, the flange overlies a top edge of the utility box, the sheet being flexible and configured to
allow the opening to change size or shape in order to accommodate different sizes or shapes of utility boxes.

US Pat. No. 9,883,594

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE FOR PACKAGING CHIP

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. A manufacturing method of a substrate structure, comprising:
providing a substrate, comprising a packaging region and a peripheral region, wherein the peripheral region is connected to
the packaging region and surrounds the packaging region;

forming a plurality of through holes in the packaging region;
providing a carrier, wherein the carrier comprises a release layer, a dielectric layer, and a metal layer, the dielectric
layer being disposed between the release layer and the metal layer;

laminating the substrate to the release layer of the carrier, such that the release layer and the dielectric layer are filled
into the through holes to separably attach the substrate to the carrier;

packaging a chip on the packaging region of the substrate, wherein the chip directly contacts the release layer filled into
the through holes; and

separating the chip and the substrate from the release film and the carrier to expose the back surface of the chip after packaging
the chip on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,883,586

WIRING SUBSTRATE FOR BONDING USING SOLDER HAVING A LOW MELTING POINT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A method for manufacturing a wiring substrate comprising:
forming a plating film comprising a film comprising at least Pd on an electrode comprising Cu or a Cu alloy;
forming a solder resist layer protecting a portion of the electrode outside of a bonding site of a solder, the solder resist
fully covering all side surfaces of the electrode; and

bonding, onto the plating film, the solder having a melting point of lower than 140° C. onto the plating film by heating,
to uniformly dissolve the Pd in the solder and remove the Pd from the plating film, the bonding the solder onto the plating
film by heating being performed under one of the following predetermined thermal conditions:

(1) reflow treatment at a time of bonding the solder is performed one to five times under a condition where a peak temperature
is 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower, a time of maintaining a temperature at 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower is
shorter than 90 seconds, and a total time of heating treatment including reflow is 300 seconds or shorter,

(2) after bonding the solder, a heating treatment of maintaining the temperature at 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower
for 90 seconds or longer is performed, and

(3) reflow treatment at the time of bonding the solder is performed one to five times under a condition where a peak temperature
is 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower, a total time of heating treatment including reflow is 300 seconds or shorter, and
the time of maintaining the temperature at 139° C. or higher and 169° C. or lower is 90seconds or longer.

US Pat. No. 9,883,584

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MULTILAYER FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

NIPPON MEKTRON, LTD., To...

1. A method of manufacturing a multilayer flexible printed circuit board having a strip line foldable at a folding part, the
method comprising:
a process of preparing a laminate body having a flexible insulative substrate, an inner layer circuit pattern provided inside
the flexible insulative substrate and including a signal line extending in a predetermined direction, and metal foils covering
both sides of the flexible insulative substrate;

an opening part forming process of removing the metal foils at least in the folding part out of a ground layer formation scheduled
region to form an opening part from a bottom face of which the flexible insulative substrate is exposed;

a nonelectrolytic plating process of forming a nonelectrolytic plating coat on the flexible insulative substrate that is exposed
from the bottom face of the opening part by a nonelectrolytic plating method;

an etching mask forming process of forming an etching mask covering the nonelectrolytic plating coat;
an exposed part forming process of removing the nonelectrolytic plating coat that is not covered by the etching mask to form
a ground thin film constituted of the nonelectrolytic plating coat and an exposed part from which the flexible insulative
substrate is exposed; and

a protective layer forming process of forming a protective layer that covers the ground thin film and is in close contact
with the exposed part.

US Pat. No. 9,883,577

BELT-SHAPED NEUTRON SOURCE

Neutron Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A neutron generation method comprising:
generating a proton beam;
advancing a belt-shaped neutron source in a path of the proton beam to generate a flux of neutrons;
focusing the flux of neutrons with a beam-shaping assembly; and
cooling the belt-shaped neutron source by passing the belt-shaped neutron source through a cooling section.

US Pat. No. 9,883,572

ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An electronic device, adapted for adjusting a light effect of a cold cathode fluorescent lamps (CCFL), the electronic device
is electronically connected to the CCFL, the electronic device comprising:
a pulse width modulation (PWM) controller configured to receive at least a digital signal and to output a specific-frequency
reference signal according to the digital signal;

a driver electronically connected to the PWM controller and configured to output a first voltage signal according to the specific-frequency
reference signal; and

a transformer electronically connected to the driver and the CCFL, the transformer amplifies the first voltage signal to generate
a second voltage signal and sends the second voltage signal to the CCFL, and a light effect is generated by the CCFL according
to the second voltage signal.

US Pat. No. 9,883,567

DEVICE INDICATION AND COMMISSIONING FOR A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

RAB Lighting Inc., Nroth...

1. A method of configuring a wireless device control system, wherein the wireless device control system includes a server
system, a site system, and a plurality of user devices, the method comprising steps of:
displaying representations of devices of the site system on a user interface of one of the user devices;
actuating a device identification feature on a selected device of the site system;
detecting actuation of a device identification feature by a gateway of the site system, wherein the selected device has a
unique device identifier;

communicating an indication of the actuation and the unique device identifier from the gateway to the server system; and
changing a representation corresponding to the selected device on the user interface responsive to receipt of the indication
of the actuation and the unique device identifier by the server system.

US Pat. No. 9,883,566

CONTROL OF MODULAR LIGHTED ARTIFICIAL TREES

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. An artificial lighted tree for powering and controlling electrically powered lighting elements, comprising:
a first tree section including:
a first trunk portion;
a first plurality of branches coupled to the first trunk portion;
a first plurality of lighting elements distributed about the first plurality of branches;
a first trunk electrical connector inserted at least partially into the first trunk portion and including at least three electrical
terminals for conducting power, data, or both power and data;

a first set of power wires in electrical connection with the at least three electrical terminals of the first trunk electrical
connector;

a first primary controller including a processor, the first primary controller in electrical connection with the first set
of power wires and the first plurality of lighting elements, and in electrical connection with at least one of the three electrical
terminals of the first trunk electrical connector; and

a second tree section, including:
a second trunk portion;
a second plurality of branches coupled to the second trunk portion;
a second plurality of lighting elements distributed about the second plurality of branches; and
a second trunk electrical connector inserted at least partially into the second trunk portion and including at least three
electrical terminals, the three electrical terminals configured to electrically connect to the three electrical terminals
of the first trunk connector;

wherein the first tree section is configured to couple to the second tree section such that the first trunk electrical connector
engages the second trunk electrical connector enabling power to be transmitted from the first tree section to the second tree
section, and enabling data from the primary controller to be transmitted to the second tree section, and

wherein the first tree section includes a first plurality of sub-controllers, each including a processor, each of the first
plurality of sub-controllers in electrical communication with the first primary controller, and configured to control at least
a portion of the plurality of first lighting elements.

US Pat. No. 9,883,558

LED TUBE LAMP COMPATIBLE WITH DIFFERENT BALLASTS PROVIDING EXTERNAL DRIVING SIGNAL

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:
a lamp tube having at least a pin at a first end of the lamp tube and at least a pin at a second end of the lamp tube, for
receiving an external driving signal;

a light strip disposed in the lamp tube, comprising an LED module for emitting light;
a rectifying circuit for rectifying the external driving signal to produce a rectified signal;
a filtering circuit coupled to the rectifying circuit, for filtering the rectified signal in order to drive the LED module;
a current-limiting element for receiving the external driving signal input at one or more of the pins, the current-limiting
element coupled to one or more of the pins, and coupled to the rectifying circuit; and

a ballast interface circuit coupled to or in the rectifying circuit, and coupled to the current-limiting element, for the
LED tube lamp to be compatible with a ballast providing the external driving signal, wherein the ballast interface circuit
has a first terminal and a second terminal and is configured to determine whether the external driving signal comes from a
ballast, according to a state of a property of the external driving signal, or according to a state of a property of a detection
signal transmitted through the first terminal and the second terminal upon the external driving signal being input to the
LED tube lamp,

wherein the ballast interface circuit comprises a ballast detection circuit comprising a detection circuit and a switch circuit;
the switch circuit is coupled to the first terminal and the second terminal; and the switch circuit is configured to be turned
on or off, based on a detection by the detection circuit of the external driving signal or the detection signal, and

wherein the property of the external driving signal is a frequency of the external driving signal; when the external driving
signal is a relatively high frequency AC signal, the switch circuit is configured to be turned off to allow the external driving
signal to flow through a circuit connected in parallel with the switch circuit or an external circuit outside the ballast
detection circuit; and when the external driving signal is a relatively low frequency AC signal or DC signal, the switch circuit
is configured to be turned on to allow transmission of the external driving signal bypassing the circuit connected in parallel
with the switch circuit, or the external circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,883,552

HEAT GENERATOR

ROTAHEAT LIMITED, Salisb...

1. A heat generator comprising:
a heat exchanger disposed around a shaft which rotates a magnetic field to intersect the heat exchanger, the heat exchanger
comprising:

a fixed first disc that is electrically conducting and, two further electrically conducting fixed discs,
the fixed first disc comprising a fluid path therein,
wherein heat generated in the electrically conducting fixed discs by induction as a result of rotating the magnetic field
is transferred to any fluid in the fluid path,

and wherein the heat exchanger is disposed between a pair of further discs mounted on the shaft and rotating with rotation
of the shaft, the pair of further discs having magnets mounted on their surfaces that face the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,883,596

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SWITCHING DEVICE WITH A MOISTURE-TIGHT AND ELECTRICALLY INSULATING COVER AND FOR PRODUCING AN ARRANGEMENT THEREWITH

1. A method for producing a power electronic switching device, the power electronics switching device comprising a substrate,
a power semiconductor component arranged on the substrate, a connection device and terminal devices, the method comprising
the following steps:
A. providing the substrate with an insulation ply and at least first and second conductor tracks electrically insulated from
one another, wherein the power semiconductor component is arranged on one of said first and second conductor tracks and is
cohesively connected to said one of said first and second conductor tracks;

B. arranging the connection device as a layered film stack having alternating layers with at least two electrically conductive,
intrinsically structured films, and an electrically insulating film between said two conductive films;

C. applying a thin pressure- and temperature-resistant and moisture-blocking insulation layer to a surface contour of the
connection device, said insulation layer comprising a covering section which covers the connection device and an overlap section,
which overlaps the connection device circumferentially on all sides and covers the substrate in a circumferential contact
region;

D. cohesively connecting the connection device to the substrate, whereby the power electronic switching device is connected
in a circuit-conforming manner internally by means of the connection device;

E. connecting said covering section of said insulation layer to the connection device; and
F. connecting said overlap section of said insulation layer to said contact region of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,883,592

WIRING BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A wiring board, comprising:
a substrate having a plurality of opening portions penetrating through the substrate and positioned such that the opening
portions form at least one boundary portion separating the opening portions and have edges defining a surface of the boundary
portion;

a plurality of electronic devices positioned in the plurality of opening portions of the substrate, respectively;
a conductive pattern formed on the surface of the boundary portion such that the conductive pattern is formed between the
edges of the opening portions and continuously extending along the edges of the opening portions on the surface of the boundary
portion;

an opposing conductive pattern formed on an opposite surface of the boundary portion with respect to the conductive pattern
on the surface of the boundary portion; and

an insulation layer formed on the substrate such that the insulation layer is covering and directly laid on the conductive
pattern on the boundary portion and the plurality of electronic devices in the plurality of opening portions of the substrate,

wherein the boundary portion has a width which is in a range of approximately 0.05 to approximately 2.0 mm, and the conductive
pattern is formed on the surface of the boundary portion such that the conductive pattern is covering substantially the width
of the boundary portion on the surface of the boundary portion.

US Pat. No. 9,883,587

CIRCUIT MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

GE Embedded Electronics O...

1. A circuit module, comprising
an insulator layer;
at least one component inside the insulator layer, the at least one component comprising contact terminals with contact surfaces
of aluminium;

contact elements on the surface of the contact terminals, the contact elements comprising an intermediate layer of at least
one metal other than aluminium directly on the contact surfaces of the component and at least one layer of copper on a surface
of the intermediate layer; and

conductor pattern on a surface of the insulator layer and in contact with the contact elements, conductors of the conductor
pattern comprising an intermediate layer of the same at least one metal than the intermediate layer of the contact elements
and at least one layer of copper on a first surface of the intermediate layer.

US Pat. No. 9,883,585

RADIO-FREQUENCY CIRCUIT MODULE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A radio-frequency circuit module comprising:
a passive element;
a variable capacitance element;
a first input/output terminal;
a second input/output terminal;
a multilayer body including a plurality of dielectric layers stacked on each other in a stacking direction;
a control terminal on a bottom surface of the multilayer body and that is configured to supply a control signal to the variable
capacitance element; and

a control via-conductor within the multilayer body and configured to connect the control terminal to the variable capacitance
element; wherein

the passive element includes a conductor pattern disposed within the multilayer body;
the variable capacitance element includes a surface-mount component mounted on a top surface of the multilayer body; and
a first external connection terminal defined by the first input/output terminal, a second external connection terminal defined
by the second input/output terminal, and a plurality of ground connection terminals defining a ground of a radio-frequency
circuit are located on the bottom surface of the multilayer body;

the first external connection terminal and the second external connection terminal are disposed at different sides of the
bottom surface of the multilayer body other than corners of the bottom surface such that the first external connection terminal
and the second external connection terminal are sandwiched between the plurality of ground connection terminals in a direction
along the sides;

the plurality of ground connection terminals are connected to the variable capacitance element by a plurality of ground via-conductors,
the plurality of ground via-conductors along the stacking direction of the multilayer body for each of the plurality of ground
connection terminals;

the plurality of ground via-conductors are connected to each other by a ground internal connection conductor pattern located
on a layer adjacent to a front surface of the multilayer body; and

as viewed in the stacking direction, a control area in which the control terminal and the control via-conductor are located
is disposed at a position at which the control area is displaced from the first external connection terminal, the second external
connection terminal, the passive element, and a conductor pattern defining the radio-frequency circuit so as to be spatially
isolated from the first external connection terminal, the second external connection terminal, the passive element, and the
conductor pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,883,582

CIRCUIT BOARDS AND CIRCUIT BOARD ASSEMBLIES

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB), comprising:
a body having a component-receiving surface and opposite external surface;
a belly pad seated in the component-receiving surface body and electrically separated into a first pad and a second pad;
a ground trace having a ground terminal and a ground plane, the ground plane located within the body, the ground terminal
located on the external surface opposite the first pad, and the first pad connected electrically in series with the ground
terminal through the ground plane;

a test trace having a test terminal and a test via, the test via located within the body, the test terminal located on the
external surface opposite the second pad, and the second pad connected electrically in series with the test terminal through
the test via,

wherein the first pad and the second pad are configured to be electrically connected to one another by an interconnect electrically
connecting the belly pad to a conductive plane of an electrical component, thereby allowing continuity testing across an interface
between the first pad and the interconnect.

US Pat. No. 9,883,579

PACKAGE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Unimicron Technology Corp...

1. A package structure, comprising:
a circuit substrate, comprising:
a core layer having a first surface and a second surface opposite to each other;
a plurality of electronic devices embedded in the core layer, wherein each of the electronic devices has an active surface
and a back surface opposite to each other, and the active surfaces of two adjacent electronic devices respectively face the
first surface and the second surface of the core layer; and

a conducting unit disposed on the first surface and the second surface of the core layer and extended to the electronic devices
and electrically connected to the electronic devices;

a first build-up circuit structure disposed on the first surface of the core layer and having at least one first opening;
a second build-up circuit structure disposed on the second surface of the core layer and having at least one second opening,
wherein the first opening and the second opening expose a portion of the conducting unit; and

a plurality of piezoelectric heat dissipation units disposed on the conducting unit exposed by the first opening and the second
opening and respectively corresponding to the active surfaces of the electronic devices, wherein the piezoelectric heat dissipation
units are electrically connected to the conducting unit exposed by the first opening and the second opening.

US Pat. No. 9,883,571

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING LIGHT SOURCES ACCORDING TO LOCATION

GOOGLE LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A system comprising:
a first light source included in a first device that is disposed at a first location in a room;
a second light source included in a second device that is disposed at a distance from the first light source at a second location
in the room; and

a controller, including a switch, communicatively coupled to the first light source and the second light source, the controller
to control a first operation of the first light source according to a first input received by the switch, and to control a
second operation of the second light source when a second input is received by the switch, wherein the controller controls
the first and second operations of the respective first light source and second light source sequentially based on respective
positions of the first light source and the second light source to the switch.

US Pat. No. 9,883,569

LAMP CONTROL SYSTEM AND CONTROL SYSTEM

Radiant Opto-Electronics ...

1. A lamp control system comprising:
at least one first lamp network configured to emit light, including a first physical layer, and configured to transmit a first
message;

at least one second lamp network configured to emit light, including a second physical layer different from said first physical
layer, and configured to transmit a second message; and

a lamp control gateway including a processing module configured to receive the first message and the second message and to
convert the first message and the second message in such a way that a first converted message and a second converted message
comply with a predefined protocol;

wherein said processing module includes a protocol unit including a media access control (MAC) layer that complies with the
predefined protocol;

wherein said first lamp network complies with a first protocol, said second lamp network complies with a second protocol,
and the predefined protocol is different from the first and second protocols.

US Pat. No. 9,883,565

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY AND OPTOELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

OSRAM OLED GmbH, Regensb...

1. A method for operating an optoelectronic assembly, comprising at least one component string having at least one section,
wherein the section comprises at least one light emitting diode element, the method comprising:
supplying the component string with electrical energy,
interrupting the supply of the component string with electrical energy,
detecting a total voltage (Uges), which is present between an input of the section of the component string and an output of
the section of the component string, and

comparing the total voltage (Uges) with a sum of threshold voltages (Uf) of all the light emitting diode elements of the section,
it is identified that the section of the component string has no short circuit if the total voltage (Uges) is equal or at
least approximately equal to the sum of the threshold voltages (Uf), and/or

it is identified that the section of the component string has a short circuit if the total voltage (Uges) is less than the
sum of the threshold voltages (Uf).

US Pat. No. 9,883,561

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT CONTROL RELATED TO TRIAC DIMMERS BY USING MODULATION SIGNALS

Guangzhou On-Bright Elect...

1. A system controller for a lighting system, the system controller comprising:
a first controller terminal configured to receive a first signal;
a transistor including a first transistor terminal, a second transistor terminal, and a third transistor terminal;
a second controller terminal coupled to the first transistor terminal; and
a third controller terminal coupled to the third transistor terminal;
wherein the system controller is configured to:
determine whether the first signal is associated with a leading-edge TRIAC dimmer based at least in part on the first signal,
the leading-edge TRIAC dimmer being configured to receive an AC input voltage associated with at least a first half cycle
from a starting time to an ending time;

in response to the first signal being determined to be associated with the leading-edge TRIAC dimmer, generate a drive signal;
and

send the drive signal to the second transistor terminal;
wherein the system controller is further configured to:
keep the drive signal at a first logic level to turn on the transistor from a first time, the first time being the same or
after the starting time;

in response to determining that the first signal satisfies a first condition, start, at a second time, modulating the drive
signal by changing the drive signal between the first logic level and a second logic level to turn on and off the transistor;

keep modulating the drive signal for a first predetermined time period from the second time to a third time;
stop, at the third time, modulating the drive signal to keep the drive signal at the second logic level to turn off the transistor;
in response to determining that the first signal satisfies a second condition, start, at a fourth time, modulating the drive
signal by changing the drive signal between the first logic level and the second logic level to turn on and off the transistor,
the fourth time being before the ending time;

keep modulating the drive signal for a second predetermined time period from the fourth time to a fifth time; and
stop, at the fifth time, modulating the drive signal to keep the drive signal at the first logic level to turn on the transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,883,031

ADAPTIVE COMMUNICATION HANDLING

Shoretel, Inc., Sunnyval...

1. A method comprising:
accessing, from memory, sensor data in response to detecting an incoming communication to a given communication endpoint,
the sensor data representing at least one of a condition of the given communication endpoint or a condition of an operating
environment associated with the given communication endpoint;

analyzing, with an analyzer, the sensor data to determine endpoint condition data corresponding to at least one of a willingness
or availability of a user to answer the incoming communication at the given communication endpoint; and

adapting a duration that the incoming communication is offered to the given communication endpoint based on the endpoint condition
data.

US Pat. No. 9,882,427

WIRELESS POWER DELIVERY USING A BASE STATION TO CONTROL OPERATIONS OF A PLURALITY OF WIRELESS POWER TRANSMITTERS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A method of authenticating and controlling wireless power delivery at a plurality of wireless power transmitters using
a base station, the method comprising:
receiving, at a base station that is communicatively coupled with a plurality of wireless power transmitters:
first information sent to a first wireless power transmitter of the plurality of wireless power transmitters by a first wireless
power receiver, and

second information sent to a second wireless power transmitter of the plurality of wireless power transmitters, distinct from
the first wireless power transmitter, by a second wireless power receiver, distinct from the first wireless power receiver;

in accordance with determining, by a processor in the base station, (i) that the first information indicates that the first
wireless power receiver is authorized to receive wirelessly delivered power and (ii) that the first wireless power receiver
is within a range of the first wireless power transmitter, causing, by the base station, the first wireless power transmitter
to transmit a first plurality of radio frequency (RF) power waves that forms a constructive interference pattern in proximity
to a location of the first wireless power receiver; and

in accordance with determining, by the processor in the base station, (i) that the second information indicates that the second
wireless power receiver is authorized to receive wirelessly delivered power and (ii) that the second wireless power receiver
is not within range of the second wireless power transmitter, causing, by the base station, the second wireless power transmitter
to transmit a second plurality of RF power waves to a range enhancer that directs the second plurality of RF power waves towards
a location of the second wireless power receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,883,593

SEMICONDUCTOR MODULES AND SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A semiconductor module, comprising:
a module substrate having a convex-curved section; and
a semiconductor package on the module substrate, the semiconductor package including,
a substrate including a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface being flat and the bottom surface including a first
region and a second region at a lower level than the first region, the first region being at a central region of the substrate
and corresponding to an apex portion of the convex-curved section,

a semiconductor chip on the top surface of the substrate, and
connecting portions on the bottom surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the module substrate, the connecting
portions including first connecting portions on the first region and second connecting portions on the second regions, and
bottom surfaces of the second connecting portions being lower than bottom surfaces of the first connecting portions,

wherein when viewed in a plan view, the semiconductor chip overlaps the first region of the bottom surface of the substrate,
and the semiconductor chip partially overlaps a portion of the second region of the bottom surface of the substrate, and an
entire remaining portion of the second region that is not overlapped by the semiconductor chip is flat.

US Pat. No. 9,883,580

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD THAT PROVIDES A DIRECT THERMAL PATH BETWEEN COMPONENTS AND A THERMAL LAYER AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLY

ADURA LED SOLUTIONS, LLC,...

14. A printed circuit board comprising:
a circuit layer including circuit pads that correspond to terminal surfaces on a plurality of surface mount components;
a thermal layer that provides a thermal surface to be joined to a thermal pad on each of the plurality of surface mount components,
the thermal surface being recessed from the circuit pads;

a dielectric layer having a first side coupled to the circuit layer and an opposing second side coupled to the thermal layer,
the dielectric layer including an aperture that exposes a portion of the thermal layer; and

a solder mask layer that coats portions of the circuit layer, the first side of the dielectric layer, and the exposed portion
of the thermal layer, the solder mask layer coating the exposed portion of the thermal layer to create a plurality of small
apertures that expose portions of the thermal layer in the dielectric layer aperture, each of the plurality of small apertures
corresponding to the thermal pad on one of the plurality of surface mount components.

US Pat. No. 9,883,564

DIGITAL CONTROL FOR LIGHTING FIXTURES

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a processing device, a request to generate light at a correlated color temperature (“CCT”) level in an environment
that includes:

a first lighting fixture having a first range of generatable CCT values with a first minimum CCT value and a first maximum
CCT value; and

a second lighting fixture having a second range of generatable CCT values having a second minimum CCT value and a second maximum
CCT value, the CCT level being between the first minimum CCT value and the second minimum CCT value or between the first maximum
CCT value and the second maximum CCT value;

determining, by the processing device, a first CCT value based on the request and the first range;
determining, by the processing device, a second CCT value based on the first CCT value and the second range;
transmitting, by the processing device, a first digital signal to the first lighting fixture to cause the first lighting fixture
to generate light at the first CCT value; and

transmitting, by the processing device, a second digital signal to the second lighting fixture to cause the second lighting
fixture to generate light at the second CCT value.

US Pat. No. 9,883,563

DIRECTIONAL LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method of connected lightbulb operation, the method comprising:
determining a lightbulb orientation relative to an external reference point;
concurrently operating an invisible light emitting element of the connected lightbulb in a high emission mode and operating
a plurality of visible light emitting elements of the connected lightbulb in a low emission mode;

detecting user presence within a monitored space based on signals sampled by an external camera separate from the connected
lightbulb, wherein the signals are sampled using invisible light emitted by the invisible light emitting element;

identifying a visible light emitting element, from the plurality of visible light emitting elements, based on the lightbulb
orientation and a position of the external reference point relative to the monitored space; and

selectively operating the identified visible light emitting element in a high emission mode while operating a remainder of
the plurality of visible light emitting elements in a low emission mode in response to detecting the user presence.

US Pat. No. 9,883,536

RADIO BASE STATION AND MOBILE STATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A radio base station comprising an allocation unit configured to allocate a plurality of C-RNTIs to each of mobile stations,
wherein the allocation unit performs adjustment such that collision of search spaces to which PDCCH resources are allocated
does not occur between the mobile stations,

wherein the allocation unit allocates:
a search space corresponding to a first C-RNTI of the plurality of C-RNTIs to a first mobile station of the mobile stations
and a second mobile station of the mobile stations, and

a search space corresponding to a second C-RNTI of the plurality of C-RNTIs to the first mobile station of the mobile stations
but not to the second mobile station of the mobile stations, and wherein the allocation unit performs the adjustment in consideration
of a distance between the mobile stations.

US Pat. No. 9,883,492

METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RADIO RESOURCES, AND RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATOR

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for use in a radio resource allocator of a radio access network including radio resource allocators of different
hierarchical layers, the network comprising at least one first layer having at least one first radio resource allocator and
at least one second layer having at least one second radio resource allocator, the first layer being a hierarchical higher
layer in relation to the second layer, the method comprising:
deciding if the second radio resource allocator of the second layer should operate in an autonomous mode or in a controlled
mode for at least one portion of available radio resources;

allocating the at least one portion of available radio resources to the second radio resource allocator if it is decided that
the second radio resource allocator should operate in the autonomous mode, wherein the at least one portion of available resources
is further allocated by the second radio resource allocator to its radio resource users or radio resource allocators of a
third lower layer, and

allocating the at least one portion of available radio resources to radio resource users of the second radio resource allocator
or radio resource allocators of a third lower layer if it is decided that the second radio resource allocator should operate
in the controlled mode.

US Pat. No. 9,881,299

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS

GIFTYA LLC, Pittsburgh, ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, at a network-based service provider, data from a giver at a first time, the data being used to identify a merchant
at which a gift from the giver to a recipient is redeemable, the giver having a giver payment account existing prior to the
first time and the recipient having a recipient payment account existing prior to the first time;

transmitting, to a giver device, a group of merchants associated with the data, each merchant of the group of merchants offering
a promotion in connection with the gift;

receiving from the giver a selection of a chosen merchant from the group of merchants, the chosen merchant having an associated
promotion;

generating, via the network-based service provider, a policy comprising the gift, the chosen merchant, a gift credit, and
the associated promotion, wherein the policy is at least in part giver-defined and wherein the policy is linked to the recipient
payment account;

transmitting an electronic notice to a recipient device, the electronic notice indicating the policy, the gift, the gift credit,
and that the policy is linked to the recipient payment account; and

upon receiving an indication of a triggering event caused by use of the recipient payment account at a second time which is
later than the first time and as defined by the policy, transferring an amount of money from the giver payment account to
the recipient payment account according to the gift credit to pay for the gift.

US Pat. No. 9,883,591

MICROELECTRONIC SYSTEM INCLUDING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD HAVING IMPROVED POWER/GROUND BALL PAD ARRAY

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

9. A microelectronic system, comprising:
a printed circuit board, comprising:
a laminated core comprising at least an internal conductive layer;
a build-up layer on the laminated core, said build-up layer comprising a top conductive layer;
a plurality of microvias in the build-up layer to electrically connect the top conductive layer with the internal conductive
layer;

a power net in the top conductive layer, said power net comprising a plurality of power ball pads arranged and interconnected
in a comb-shaped pattern; and

a ground net disposed being in close proximity to said power net and coupled to said power net in an interdigitated fashion,
wherein said ground net comprises a plurality of ground ball pads arranged and interconnected in an inverted comb-shaped pattern
so that said ground net is interdigitated with said power net; and

a semiconductor package mounted on the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,883,589

WIRING BOARD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Kyocera Corporation, Kyo...

1. A wiring board, comprising:
an insulation base plate; and
a plurality of electrodes provided adjacent to each other on the insulation base plate;
the electrodes each comprising a respective slit that includes an opening on an outer peripheral edge of the electrode and
is oriented towards an interior portion of the electrode, wherein a first central line drawn from a first slit in a first
electrode of a pair of adjacent electrodes intersects with the outer peripheral edge of a second electrode of the pair, a
second central line drawn from a second slit in the second electrode in with the outer peripheral edge of the first electrode,
and the first central line and the second central line irrtersect with each other, and

wherein a gap between the first electrode and the second electrode is greater at an electrode top surface side than at an
insulation base plate side of the first electrode and the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,883,588

ORIENTED COPPER PLATE, COPPER-CLAD LAMINATE, FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

1. An oriented copper plate, which contains 0.03% by mass to 1.0% by mass of Cr, the remainder of which is composed of copper
and inevitable impurities, wherein the copper plate has a <100> main orientation so that the area percentage of a <100> preferred
orientation region is not less than 60.0%, the region satisfying a condition that allows each of a thickness direction of
the copper plate and a specific in-plane direction of the copper plate to have an orientation difference of not more than
15° with respect to a <100> copper crystal axis, and wherein Cr precipitates having equivalent circle diameters of 4 nm to
52 nm are present at 300 precipitates/?m3 to 12000 precipitates/?m3.

US Pat. No. 9,883,527

USING AN UPLINK GRANT AS TRIGGER OF FIRST OR SECOND TYPE OF CQI REPORT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a user equipment, UE, providing channel state feedback from the UE to a base station, comprising the steps
of:
determining whether the UE has received an uplink grant from the base station or not;
transmitting a first type of channel state feedback information to the base station on a granted resource upon determining
that the UE has received an uplink grant;

transmitting a second type of channel state feedback information on a dedicated resource upon determining that the UE has
not received an uplink grant, wherein said second type of channel state feedback information is transmitted in a format comprising
fewer bits than a format of the first type.

US Pat. No. 9,883,525

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF CONFIGURING TIMING OF UPLINK TRANSMISSION

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of configuring timing of an uplink (UL) transmission of a carrier aggregation (CA) system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a user equipment (UE), information related to a first time advance offset for the CA system which includes both
at least one frequency division duplex (FDD) cell and at least one time division duplex (TDD) cell, wherein the first time
advance offset is configured by a base station (BS) for a first secondary cell (Scell);

adjusting, by the UE, a starting timing of a UL subframe in a second Scell participating in the CA system based on a second
time advance offset and the first time advance offset; and

transmitting data based on the adjusted starting timing of the UL subframe,
wherein the first Scell and the second Scell belong to a time advance group (TAG) to which a primary cell (Pcell) does not
belong, and the first Scell is duplexed in a mode different from the second Scell.

US Pat. No. 9,883,562

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTELLIGENT DIMMING CONTROL USING TRIAC DIMMERS

On-Bright Electronics (Sh...

6. An apparatus for a power conversion system, the apparatus comprising:
a process-and-drive component configured to receive an input signal, process information associated with the input signal,
and output a drive signal to a switch to affect a current that flows through a primary winding of a power conversion system;

wherein:
the input signal includes one or more input pulses and a first input pulse, the one or more input pulses corresponding to
one or more input periods respectively, the first input pulse corresponding to a first input period, the first input period
being after the one or more input periods;

the drive signal is associated with one or more modulation periods and a first modulation period, the one or more modulation
periods corresponding to the one or more input periods respectively, the first modulation period corresponding to the first
input period;

wherein:
the one or more input pulses are associated with one or more pulse widths respectively;
the process-and-drive component is further configured to:
process information associated with the one or more pulse widths;
select a first smallest pulse width from the one or more pulse widths;
determine a first duration of the first modulation period based on at least information associated with the first smallest
pulse width; and

change the drive signal between a first logic level and a second logic level at a modulation frequency during the first modulation
period.

US Pat. No. 9,881,528

TRANSPARENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY ON DISPLAY CASE

Manufacturing Resources I...

1. A point-of-sale advertising system for use with a display case having a front glass sheet positioned in front of a cavity
for accepting goods, the system comprising:
a transparent LCD positioned behind the front glass sheet, said LCD having a pair of opposing edges; and
a plurality of LEDs positioned adjacent to the pair of opposing edges of the LCD and arranged so that light which is emitted
from the LEDs is directed backwards towards the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,880,186

TELEMATICS DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VEHICLE SPEEDING DETECTION

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A telematics device for a vehicle, the device comprising:
a controller; and
a wireless communication module coupled to the controller, the wireless communication module configured to transmit data from
the controller to a remote station;

wherein the controller is configured to:
periodically obtain a speed of the vehicle according to a monitoring interval;
determine a first monitoring interval in which the speed of the vehicle has exceeded a first speed threshold and store the
speed during the first monitoring interval as a max speed value;

compare each successive monitoring interval speed to a previous monitoring interval speed;
when the successive monitoring interval speed is greater than the max speed value, update the max speed value with the successive
monitoring interval speed;

when each successive monitoring interval speed is above the first speed threshold for a speed duration, determine that a first
speeding event has occurred with a first speed value equal to the max speed value; when any successive monitoring interval
speed exceeds a second speed threshold, determine that a second speeding event has occurred with a second speed value equal
to the second speed threshold;

count a number of times that a distance threshold has been exceeded by a distance traveled by the vehicle while the speed
of the vehicle exceeds the first speed threshold;

when the count exceeds a limit threshold within a specified time period, determine that an aggressive driving event has occurred.

US Pat. No. 9,879,852

LED TUBE LAMP

JIAXING SUPER LIGHTING EL...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:
a glass lamp tube extending in a first direction along a length of the glass lamp tube comprising a main body region, a rear
end region, and a two-arc-shaped transition region connecting the main body region and the rear end region, the main body
region and the rear end region are substantially parallel;

an end cap disposed at one end of the glass lamp tube, wherein the end cap comprises an electrically insulating tubular part
sleeved with the end of the glass lamp tube having an inner circumferential surface with a plurality of protruding portions
formed thereon and extending inwardly in a radial direction of the electrically insulating tubular part, a socket for connection
with a power supply, at least one opening on surface to dissipate heat, and a magnetic metal member fixedly disposed between
the protruding portions of the inner circumferential surface of the electrically insulating tubular part of the end cap and
the end of the glass lamp tube, wherein each of the protruding portions is disposed between an outer circumferential surface
of the magnetic metal member and the inner circumferential surface of the electrically insulating tubular part thereby forming
a space therebetween with a hot melt adhesive contained in the space, and the glass lamp tube and the end cap are secured
by the hot melt adhesive;

a power supply provided inside the end cap having a metal pin at one end, while the end cap having a hollow conductive pin
to accommodate the metal pin of the power supply; and

an LED light strip disposed inside the glass lamp tube with a plurality of LED light sources mounted on the LED light strip;
wherein the LED light strip has a bendable circuit sheet electrically connect the LED light sources and the power supply,
and the length of the bendable circuit sheet is larger than the length of the glass lamp tube and the bendable circuit sheet
has a first end and a second end opposite to each other along the first direction, and at least the first end of the bendable
circuit sheet is bent away from the glass lamp tube to form a freely extending end portion along a longitudinal direction
of the glass lamp tube, and the freely extending end portion is electrically connected to the power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,877,849

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ORTHOPEDIC JOINT

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A method for controlling a passive prosthetic knee joint in at least one degree of freedom using an adjustable actuator
with which a prosthesis, which comprises an upper attachment member configured to attach to a limb and a lower attachment
member arranged in an articulated manner distally of the upper attachment member, is adapted to walking situations that deviate
from walking on a planar surface, by changing damping in a flexion direction or an extension direction of the passive prosthetic
knee joint, said method comprising the following steps:
detecting several parameters of the prosthesis via sensors;
comparing the detected parameters with criteria that have been established on the basis of at least one of parameters and
parameter profiles, the criteria being stored in a computer unit;

selecting a criterion that is suitable on the basis of at least one of the detected parameters and parameter profiles;
adapting at least one of a damping force or a damping profile in accordance with the selected criterion, in order to automatically
control the passive prosthetic knee joint to adapt to special functions that deviate from walking on a planar surface;

adjusting resistance in the flexion direction or extension direction of the passive prosthetic knee joint based on an expected
walking pattern or an expected walking situation;

wherein the special functions consist of climbing over an obstacle or climbing stairs, and wherein automatically controlling
comprises increasing an extension damping in the passive prosthetic knee joint in a set-down and hip-straightening phase during
the special functions to a level above an extension damping in the passive prosthetic knee joint during a swing phase when
walking on a planar surface.

US Pat. No. 9,877,678

VEHICLE SEAT

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:
a seat cushion; and
a measuring device comprising:
at least one sensor that is provided in the seat cushion and that detects a pressure signal from a load applied from a seated
person; and

an arithmetic operation device that computes the detected pressure signal to obtain a respiration signal of the seated person,
the measuring device configured to measure respiration of the seated person, wherein:

the sensor is arranged on a back side of a back edge of a contact portion at a top portion of the seat cushion in a seated
person buttocks region if a vehicle forward direction is a front direction and arranged along the back edge of the contact
portion, and has a transmitter that transmits the detected pressure signal to the arithmetic operation device.

US Pat. No. 9,880,313

RECONFIGURABLE WELL LOGGING SYSTEM

Oliden Technology, LLC, ...

1. A system, comprising:
a sub having an exterior wall and two or more sets of recesses in the exterior wall, wherein each set of recesses is spaced
along a longitudinal axis of the sub and each recess within any particular set of recesses is angularly distributed about
the axis relative to other recesses of that particular set of recesses;

two or more sets of inserts receivable into the recesses, each of the inserts having external threads;
one or more well logging devices, each well logging device having a first end adjacent one set of the two or more sets of
recesses, a second end adjacent another set of the two or more sets of recesses, and a bore to receive the sub; and

one or more pairs of retainer rings, each retainer ring having internal threads that are complementary to the external threads
of the inserts;

wherein one pair member of any given pair of retainer rings threadably engages a first set of the two or more sets of inserts
to secure the first end of any particular well logging device to the sub and the other pair member of that given pair of retainer
rings threadably engages a second set of the two or more sets of inserts to secure the second end of that particular well
logging device to the sub.

US Pat. No. 9,878,909

ORTHO-PHOSPHATE COMPONENTS FOR USE IN SOLID CHEMICAL OXYGEN GENERATORS

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. A composition for generating oxygen, comprising at least one oxygen source selected from alkali metal chlorates, alkali
metal perchlorates, alkaline earth metal chlorates, alkaline earth metal perchlorates and mixtures thereof characterized in
that the composition further comprises at least one compound selected from transition metal ortho-phosphates, transition metal
ortho-vanadates and mixtures thereof, wherein the at least one ortho-phosphate, ortho-vanadate or ortho-phosphate-vanadate
contains at least one alkali metal and/or at least one alkaline earth metal, and that the composition substantially maintains
its size and shape after decomposition.

US Pat. No. 9,882,953

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING NETWORK SERVICES BASED ON REAL-TIME AND HISTORICAL DATA

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

1. A computer-implemented method for facilitating media communication sessions along a path established between a plurality
of endpoints over one or more networks, wherein each media communication session includes a transmission of one or more media
data packets over the one or more networks, the method comprising:
receiving a request from a first endpoint of the plurality of endpoints to initiate a media communication session;
receiving a set of potential configurations, wherein each configuration includes a path involving one or more network elements,
and a setting for processing the one or more media data packets over each path of the set of potential configurations;

receiving, for the each path, historical data that associates qualities of prior media communication sessions with prior network
conditions;

predicting an expected quality associated with each of the set of potential configurations based on the qualities of prior
media communication, the prior network conditions, and current network conditions at the each path; and

determining a configuration for the requested media communication session from among the set of potential configurations based
on a relationship between the expected qualities and a target quality for the requested media quality session, wherein the
setting includes a selection of a codec, and wherein the codec is selected based on the target quality for the requested media
communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,881,420

INFERENTIAL AVATAR RENDERING TECHNIQUES IN AUGMENTED OR VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEMS

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A method for displaying augmented reality, comprising:
displaying a virtual object to a user of an augmented reality display system;
associating a navigation object to the virtual object, wherein the navigation object is configured to be responsive to one
or more predetermined conditions; and

modifying at least one parameter of the navigation object by setting a level of sensitivity of the navigation object in response
to the one or more predetermined conditions.

US Pat. No. 9,879,396

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TETHERING SUBSEA STRUCTURE MOUNTED ON A WELLHEAD

Trendsetter Vulcan Offsho...

1. A pile top assembly comprising:
an adapter configured to couple to an upper end of a subsea anchor;
a tensioning system mounted on an upper end of the adapter;
a flexible tension member having a first end coupled to the tensioning system, wherein the tensioning system is operable to
pay in and pay out the flexible tension member relative to the tensioning system; and

a locking ram coupled to the adapter and operable to selectively engage the upper end of the subsea anchor.

US Pat. No. 9,877,757

ARTHROPLASTY PLATE

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A method of repairing a fractured end of a humerus, the method comprising:
removing fractured portions of an articulating bone surface at the end of the humerus;
using a shoulder prosthesis, the shoulder prosthesis comprising:
a fixation plate comprising an elongate body portion arranged to extend distally along the lateral external surface of the
humerus, the elongate body portion having a lateral side with a proximal opening formed thereon and a plurality of fastener
holes arranged to receive bone fasteners for securing the fixation plate to the bone;

a tubular barrel integrally formed with and extending from the fixation plate, the barrel configured to be inserted into a
bore formed in the proximal humerus extending from a lateral bone surface to a resected humeral head, the barrel having an
axis and a barrel bore, the barrel bore communicating with the proximal opening in the fixation plate;

a connector rod having a first end and a second end, the second end being slidable within the barrel bore, the connector rod
having a connector bore extending therethrough;

an articulation component having a bearing surface, the articulation component coupled to the first end of the connector rod
and away from the fixation plate;

a tubular adjustment sleeve rotatably and entirely disposed within the barrel, the adjustment sleeve having a first end with
an exterior screw thread, a second end defining a sleeve head portion, and an adjustment sleeve bore extending therethrough,
the first end of the adjustment sleeve being threadably coupled to the connector bore of the connector rod, the adjustment
sleeve rotatable between a first position, whereat the first end of the connector rod is a first distance as measured from
the lateral side of the fixation plate, to a second position, whereat the first end of the connector rod is a second distance
as measured from the lateral side of the fixation plate, the second distance being greater than the first distance; and

a locking screw disposed within the adjustment sleeve bore and threadably coupled to the connector rod, the locking screw
comprising a screw head portion,

wherein the barrel includes an inner surface that forms the barrel bore, the barrel comprises an annular flange formed on
the inner surface and adjacent to the opening formed on the lateral side of the fixation plate, the annular flange extending
from the inner surface toward the axis of the barrel and defining a first side and a second side, the sleeve head portion
disposed on the first side of the annular flange and the screw head portion disposed on the second side of the annular flange,
and wherein when the locking screw engages the connector rod bore the annular flange is positioned between the sleeve head
portion and the screw head portion;

securing said fixation plate to the lateral external surface of the humerus;
sliding the second end of the connector rod into or out of the barrel to adjust the length of the connector rod extending
from the barrel; and

locking the position of the connector rod within the barrel to rigidly space the articulation component apart from the fixation
plate by screwing said locking screw into the connector bore to prevent further movement between the adjustment sleeve and
the connector rod.

US Pat. No. 9,879,290

INDUSTRIAL FATTY ACID ENGINEERING GENERAL SYSTEM FOR MODIFYING FATTY ACIDS

KIVERDI, INC., Berkeley,...

1. A composition comprising a microorganism in a culture medium that is in contact with a gaseous feedstock that comprises:
CO2; H2 and/or CO; and O2,

wherein said culture medium does not comprise an organic carbon source as a primary source of carbon for microbial growth
or biosynthesis,

wherein said primary or sole source of carbon for microbial growth or biosynthesis is inorganic carbon,
wherein said microorganism is a member of the genus Cupriavidus and is capable of chemoautotrophic metabolism;

wherein said microorganism chemoautotrophically incorporates CO2, from said gaseous feedstock into organic compounds comprising one or more lipids or hydrocarbons in said culture medium,

wherein said H2 and/or CO serves as an inorganic electron donor and is utilized by said microorganism as an energy source and as a reducing
agent for said production of said organic compounds,

wherein said O2 serves as an electron acceptor for generation of intracellular energy carriers,

wherein H2O is produced in the generation of intracellular energy carriers in said microorganism via an oxyhydrogen reaction,

wherein less than 10% by weight of said organic compounds produced is acetic acid or butyric acid and wherein less than 10%
by weight of said hydrocarbons produced is methane,

wherein less than 10% by weight of said organic compounds produced are organic acids with carbon chain length of four carbons
or less, and

wherein said microorganism comprises at least a first exogenous nucleic acid sequence encoding a fatty acid aldehyde acyl-ACP
reductase and a fatty acid aldehyde decarbonylase, or comprises at least a first exogenous nucleic acid encoding a thioesterase,
or comprises at least a first exogenous nucleic acid encoding a fatty acyl-CoA/fatty acyl-ACP reductase, and

wherein said one or more lipids or hydrocarbons comprises one or more of Spiro[4.5]decane; 11-Hexacosyne; 9-Tricosene, (Z)-;
Triacontyl acetate; 1-Heptacosanol; 5-Nonadecen-1-ol; Nonadecyl trifluoroacetate; Bicyclo[10.8.0]eicosane; (E)-, cis,cis-1,6-Dimethylspiro[4.5]decane;
1,19-Eicosadiene; Cyclododecene, 1-methyl-; Cyclooctacosane; Bicyclo[10.8.0]eicosane, cis-; 1-Pentadecyne; Heptacosyl acetate;
Cyclotetracosane; 5-Cyclohexyl-1-pentene; Cyclododecene, 1-methyl-; 1-Hexadecyne; 1,21-Docosadiene; Cyclodecacyclotetradecene,
-eicosahydro-; 17-Pentatriacontene; and Squalene.

US Pat. No. 9,878,356

COMPOSITE ADSORBENT MATERIAL

The University of Surrey,...

1. A composite adsorbent material comprising a porous carbon carrier matrix and an adsorbent species, wherein:
the carrier matrix comprises non-activated charcoal, and
the adsorbent species is selected from one or more of a silicate or a hydrotalcite, precipitated within the pores of the carrier
matrix.

US Pat. No. 9,880,539

PROGRAMMABLE CONTROL MODULE FOR AN INDUSTRIAL DEVICE

ROCKWELL AUTOMATION ASIA ...

1. A control module for an industrial device, the control module comprising:
a coupling feature configured to facilitate removable attachment of the control module with the industrial device;
a communicative coupling feature configured to facilitate communication between the control module and the industrial device
when coupled with a corresponding communicative coupling feature of the industrial device, wherein the communicative coupling
feature comprises power circuitry configured to receive power from the industrial device when coupled with the corresponding
communicative coupling feature of the industrial device; and

a port configured to communicatively couple with a connector, wherein the port is configured to receive power from a computer
via the connector and exchange data with the computer via the connector, wherein the port is not electrically isolated from
the communicative coupling feature, and the port is inaccessible by the connector based on a location of the port on the control
module while the control module is coupled with the industrial device by the coupling feature, wherein the industrial device
is configured to block access to the port when the control module is coupled with the industrial device via the coupling feature.

US Pat. No. 9,880,078

COMPOSITION FOR AGGREGATING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE

NATIONAL CANCER CENTER, ...

1. A composition for aggregating biological sample comprising:
a first composite comprising:
at least one water-soluble polymer selected from the group consisting of polyvinyl alcohol, polyethylene oxide, polyacrylamide,
polyvinylpyrrolidon, polyacrylic acid, polyethyleneimine, polyamines, polyamideamine, and polydiallyldimethylammonium chloride,
and

distilled water; and
a second composite comprising:
at least one organic solvent selected from the group consisting of alcohol, xylene, and acetone, and
at least one medical adhesive selected from the group comprising cyanoacrylate, fibrin glue, protein glue, polyurethane, and
sealant containing PEG (polyethylene glycol),

wherein the first composite and the second composite is used in the amount of 300 to 500 parts by weight based on 100 parts
by weight of the sample to be aggregated, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,879,349

METHOD FOR COATING METALLIC SURFACES WITH AN AQUEOUS COMPOSITION

Chemetall GmbH, Frankfur...

1. A process for forming a silane pretreatment layer, the process comprising
contacting a metallic surface with a first composition to form a first coating, wherein said first composition comprises:
water, and
a) a compound capable of condensation selected from the group consisting of a silane, a silanol, a siloxane and a polysiloxane,
and at least one of

b) a compound containing titanium, hafnium, zirconium, aluminum or boron, or
c) a cation selected from a metal of subgroup 1 to 3 and 5 to 8, which subgroups include the lanthanides, and of main group
2 of the periodic table of the elements; and

d) a hydrophobicity adjusting agent; and
rinsing the first coating while it is wet with an aqueous surfactant composition to form the silane pretreatment layer.

US Pat. No. 9,883,490

IMPLICIT SOUNDING FOR OFDMA OPERATION

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method for communication in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:
receiving, at a first device, a control frame using a plurality of sub bands of a widest allowed bandwidth from a second device;
determining, by the first device using the control frame, a channel state information (CSI) for each of a plurality of sub
bands of a bandwidth of the control frame; and

allocating, by the first device to the second device, one or more sub bands from the plurality of sub bands based on the determination,
the one or more sub bands allocated to the second device for transmitting data to the second device from the first device
via an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) frame,

wherein the control frame is an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) frame having a bandwidth greater than 20
MHz,

wherein the control frame is a power save (PS) Poll frame, and
wherein the widest allowed bandwidth is determined by determining whether one or more of a secondary 80 MHz channel, a secondary
40 MHz channel, and a secondary 20 channel is sensed busy during a Point Coordination Function Interframe Space (PIFS) time
before transmission of the PS-Poll frame, wherein the determination is made when the first device indicates that the first
device permits transmission by the second device of the control frame using the widest allowed bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,883,466

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANAGING RADIO RESOURCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method for operating an access point (AP) in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:
determining a first transmission power associated with an interference to at least one neighbor cell and a second transmission
power associated with a received signal power of a terminal on each of a plurality of channel settings;

determining interference values corresponding to the plurality of channel settings based on the first transmission power and
the second transmission power;

determining a channel setting among the plurality of channel settings based on the interference values; and
transmitting a signal using a transmission power corresponding to the channel setting.

US Pat. No. 9,883,263

FREE-SPACE MULTICAST SWITCH WITH ELLIPTICAL BEAMS

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A free-space multicast switch (MCS), comprising:
an input port array including an input port to launch a beam of light;
an output port array including N (N>1) output ports;
a beam splitter optically disposed between the input port array and the output port array, the beam splitter to split the
beam of light into at least N portions in a splitting direction;

a deflector array optically disposed between the beam splitter and the output port array,
the deflector array including N deflectors aligned in an array direction,
each deflector, of the N deflectors, having a switching direction that is substantially perpendicular to the splitting direction,
and

each of the N deflectors having an active region with a size in the array direction that matches a size in the array direction
of a portion, of the N portions, incident thereon;

first beam shaping optics optically disposed between the input port array and the beam splitter and second beam shaping optics
optically disposed between the output port array and the deflector array,

the first beam shaping optics to shape the beam of light and form a first elliptical beam spot at the beam splitter,
a major axis of the first elliptical beam spot being substantially perpendicular to the switching direction; and
an angle-to-offset (ATO) element optically disposed between the beam splitter and the deflector array,
wherein the beam splitter and the deflector array are each disposed such that the ATO element is to direct each of the at
least N portions of the beam of light from the beam splitter to a different deflector of the N deflectors,

each of the at least N portions having, at the deflector, a second elliptical beam spot with a major axis substantially parallel
to the switching direction.

US Pat. No. 9,882,353

GALLIUM AND NITROGEN CONTAINING LASER DEVICE HAVING CONFINEMENT REGION

Soraa Laser Diode, Inc., ...

1. A method for fabricating a laser diode device comprising:
providing a gallium and nitrogen containing substrate member comprising a surface region;
forming a patterned dielectric material overlying the surface region to expose a portion of the surface region within a vicinity
of an recessed region of the patterned dielectric material and maintaining an upper portion of the patterned dielectric material
overlying covered portions of the surface region;

performing a lateral epitaxial growth overlying the exposed portion of the surface region to fill the recessed region overlying
the exposed portion and causing a thickness of the lateral epitaxial growth to be formed overlying the upper portion of the
patterned dielectric material;

forming an n-type gallium and nitrogen containing material overlying the patterned dielectric material;
forming an active region overlying the n-type gallium and nitrogen containing material;
forming a p-type gallium and nitrogen containing material;
forming a waveguide structure in the p-type gallium and nitrogen containing material; and forming a transparent conductive
oxide material overlying an exposed portion of the p-type gallium and nitrogen containing material such that active region
is configured between the patterned dielectric material and the transparent conductive oxide material to cause an optical
guiding effect within the active region.

US Pat. No. 9,881,327

SYSTEM FOR COUPLING PACKAGE DISPLAYS TO REMOTE POWER SOURCE

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A package comprising:
an image display that can be remotely controlled by a source providing power and data from a location external to said package,
said package being formed of electrically conductive packaging materials connected to said image display, and acting as a
coupling medium for contactless coupling to the source, said electrically conductive packaging materials including at least
two electrically separated electrodes formed on a surface of an insulated substrate and a transparent conductor wherein the
image display is formed on a first of the two electrodes, and the transparent conductor is formed partially on a second of
the two electrodes and partially on the image display.

US Pat. No. 9,880,441

ELECTROCHROMIC SYSTEMS FOR HEAD-WORN COMPUTER SYSTEMS

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head-worn computer, comprising:
a removable lens, wherein the removable lens comprises an electrochromic layer adapted to transition between at least two
states of transparency level dependent on an electrical condition applied to the electrochromatic layer;

a variable-power magnetic-electrode mounted on the head-worn computer; and
a magnetic element mounted in the removable lens, wherein the magnetic element is positioned behind the electrochromic layer
and aligned to mate with the variable-power magnetic-electrode such that, when the lens is mounted, the variable-power magnetic-electrode
and the magnetic element physically attract to one another making an electrical connection between the variable-power magnetic-electrode
and an electrically conductive layer of the electrochromic layer.

US Pat. No. 9,879,454

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. Motor vehicle door comprising a door leaf with a magnetic device and a hinge shaft that pivotally couples the door leaf
to a motor vehicle, the magnetic device containing at least one magnet and a magnetorheological element, arranged around and
acting on the hinge shaft, which is provided as a damping element allowing adjustable damping and can be actuated by the at
least one magnet with the magnetorheological element, at least one sensor assigned to the door leaf for transmitting a door
position via sensor signals, wherein the at least one sensor and the at least one magnet are connected to a control unit,
said control unit actuating the magnet depending on the sensor signals, wherein the magnet varies a damping of the magnetorheological
element depending on an acceleration of the door leaf as monitored by the at least one sensor, and wherein the control unit
actuates the magnet and varies the damping depending on an external temperature monitored by the at least one sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,879,452

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCKS WITH PAWL PLACED IN AN OBLIQUE MANNER

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. Method for producing motor vehicle door locks with the locking mechanism parts catch and pawl, the method comprising:
stamping the catch and pawl resulting in straight contours and vertical or near vertical edges with corresponding latch surfaces
on the catch and pawl,

attaching the catch with its straight stamped contour to a first seat on a base of a lock case housing and arranging the latching
surfaces of the catch perpendicular to the base,

attaching the pawl to a second seat on the base such that the pawl is arranged in a specified angle with respect to a plane
of the base surrounding the second seat so that the latching surface of the pawl is not parallel to or is oblique to the latching
surface of the catch in order to prevent meshing of the stamped contours of both lock mechanism parts and wherein, after attaching
the pawl to the second seat, the pawl is obliquely angled relative to the plane by the specified angle.

US Pat. No. 9,878,602

EXTENDED RANGE SUN VISOR TRACK SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An extended-range sun visor assembly for a vehicle, comprising:
an arcuate track adapted for mounting to a vehicle roof panel whereby a first track segment extends vehicle-rearwardly and
a second track segment extends vehicle-inwardly;

a sun visor panel slidably mounted to the arcuate track; and
a bezel including an integrated grab handle wherein the bezel is adapted to attach to and overlay the arcuate track.

US Pat. No. 9,878,390

SOLDER SUPPLY DEVICE INCLUDING A SOLDER CUP AND A NOZZLE SECTION WITH A FLANGE SECTION THAT IS ELASTICALLY DEFORMABLE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO. LTD...

1. A solder supply device comprising:
a solder container housing liquid solder, said solder container is tubular and open at a first end;
a nozzle, for ejecting solder from the solder container, that is inserted into the solder container;
a piston that is fixedly provided on an outer circumferential section of the nozzle and that is engaged inside of the solder
container front an opening of the solder container;

a drive source that moves the solder container and the piston relatively; and
a holding member including a first end which holds at least one of the nozzle or the piston, and a second end which extends
from the opening of the solder container,

wherein at least a portion of an outer edge section of the piston is formed from an elastically deformable material, the piston
is engaged inside the solder container with at least the portion of the outer edge section in an elastically deformed state,
and an elastic force arising between the outer edge section of the piston and an inside section of the solder container is
smaller than a holding force of at least one of the nozzle and the piston by the holding member,

wherein the solder supply device is further provided with an outer tube that is tubular with an opening at a first end, said
outer tube stores the solder container in a state where a second end of the solder container engages the opening of the outer
tube,

wherein the solder container and the piston are relatively moved by air being supplied to an air chamber that is demarcated
by the second end of the solder container and a second end of the outer tube, so as to supply solder from the tip of the nozzle,

wherein the holding member comprises:
an inner tube including a cylindrical tube section and a ring section covering an edge at a first end of the cylindrical tube
section, the nozzle being held by the ring section; and

a fixed lid which is removably attached to the opening of the outer tube and which is fixed to a second end of the cylindrical
tube section, and

wherein when the fixed lid is removed from the outer tube, the inner tube, the nozzle, and the solder cup are removed as one
from the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 9,878,177

THREE DIMENSIONAL LOCALIZATION AND TRACKING FOR ADAPTIVE RADIATION THERAPY

Elekta AB (Publ), Stockh...

1. A method to locate and track a moving, three-dimensional (3D) target in a patient undergoing image-guided radiation therapy,
the method comprising:
(a) receiving an adaptive filter model for a region of interest in the patient, wherein the adaptive filter model is based
on the target to be tracked;

(b) obtaining, by an image acquisition device, a two-dimensional (2D) slice of a region of interest in the patient;
(c) applying, by a processor, the adaptive filter model to the 2D slice, wherein the adaptive filter model includes an offset
value;

(d) determining, by the processor, a location of the target in the 2D slice based on the adaptive filter model;
(e) estimating, by the processor, a potential location of the target based on the offset value; and
repeating, by the processor, (b) through (e) to track the moving target during image-guided radiation therapy of the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,877,525

PROTECTIVE BODY MODIFICATION APPARATUS

Velocity Systems LLC, Du...

1. An article of under-clothing, comprising:
a body suit element comprising a fabric material having elasticity, with the body suit element having a front interior surface,
a front exterior surface, a back interior surface, a back exterior surface, a neck portion forming a head opening, first and
second shoulder portions forming first and second arm openings, respectively, and first and second leg portions forming first
and second leg openings, respectively, wherein the body suit element substantially fits the body form of a wearer;

at least one pliable cushion secured to the front or back exterior surface of the body suit element, wherein the cushion alters
the body form appearance of a wearer;

a pocket element secured to and extending from the front interior surface or the back interior surface of the body suit element;
at least one epaulet secured to and extending from the front interior surface to the back interior surface of the body suit
element, wherein the epaulet has an interior surface forming a channel; and

a strap extending through the channel in the epaulet.
US Pat. No. 9,879,269

METHOD FOR MODULATING RESISTANCE

DUPONT NUTRITION BIOSCIEN...

1. A method for conferring resistance in a bacterial cell to a bacteriophage, the method comprising introducing into the bacterial
cell a nucleic acid sequence comprising at least one Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) associated
(cas) gene operably linked to a regulatory sequence and at least two CRISPRs and at least one CRISPR spacer, wherein the at
least one CRISPR spacer is flanked by CRISPRs of the at least two CRISPRs wherein the at least two CRISPRs, the at least one
CRISPR spacer and the at least one cas gene form a functional combination that confers the resistance; the at least one CRISPR
spacer is a nucleic acid sequence 100% identical to a sequence of the bacteriophage genome thus to confer the resistance to
said bacteriophage.

US Pat. No. 9,883,548

DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF KEEP-ALIVE MESSAGES FOR EFFICIENT BATTERY USAGE IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Seven Networks, LLC, Mar...

1. A network-node device comprising:
a communication interface operable to communicatively couple the network-node device to a network; and
a processor and a memory storing program codes, coupled to the communication interface, operable to:
determine, for a first mobile terminal, keep-alive message information, the keep-alive message information used in maintaining
a first Internet Protocol connection between the first mobile terminal and a first device over the network;

store the keep-alive message information; and
apply, for a second mobile terminal, the keep-alive message information, the keep-alive message information used in maintaining
a second Internet Protocol connection between the second mobile terminal and a second device over the network.

US Pat. No. 9,883,542

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING LINK ADAPTATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing link adaptation by a device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system,
the method comprising:
performing measurement on a first resource region used for D2D communication;
determining whether a result of the measurement satisfies a trigger condition, and
performing different link adaptation according to a number of times the trigger condition is satisfied for the first resource
region,

wherein first link adaptation is performed if the trigger condition is satisfied one time, and
wherein second link adaptation is performed if the trigger condition is satisfied at least two times.

US Pat. No. 9,883,476

REGULATING IMS USE WITH NON-VOLTE CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS

General Motors LLC, Detr...

1. A method of registering a voice over long-term evolution (VoLTE) capable vehicle telematics unit with a wireless carrier
system, comprising the steps of:
(a) detecting at the vehicle telematics unit a wireless signal broadcast by a cell tower;
(b) determining from the wireless signal whether the cell tower provides cellular service using a VoLTE cellular protocol;
and

(c) when it is determined in step (b) that the cell tower does not provide cellular service using the VoLTE protocol, then
preventing the VoLTE-capable vehicle telematics unit from attempting to wirelessly connect with the cell tower using an IP
multimedia subsystem (IMS) protocol;

wherein step (c) further comprises communicating an instruction not use the IMS protocol from a processor of the vehicle telematics
unit to a cellular chipset of the vehicle telematics unit.

US Pat. No. 9,882,448

DRIVE FOR AN ACTUATING UNIT

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. Drive for an actuating unit for a power closing mechanism-of a motor vehicle door lock, comprising a motor housing part
for accommodating an electric motor and a housing cover part for covering the motor housing part, wherein the motor housing
part and the housing cover part are rotateably connected to each other by a joint that includes a common articulated axle,
a cable for electrically conducting current that is electrically connected to a motor contact of the electric motor in the
motor housing part, wherein the cable extends from the motor housing part to the housing cover part and the cable comprises
a diversion zone, wherein the diversion zone of the cable is arranged outside or at least partially outside of the motor housing
and wherein the cable is arranged in such a way that the diversion zone extends around the common articulated axle of the
motor housing part and the housing cover part.

US Pat. No. 9,882,130

APPARATUS FOR PATTERNING AN ARTICLE

Cambridge Enterprise Limi...

1. An apparatus for patterning an article comprising a first layer of a first material, the apparatus comprising:
a thread;
at least one thread guide means for:
guiding the thread such that at least a portion of the thread engages with the article to remove at least part of the first
material of the first layer; and

guiding the thread so that the thread disengages from the article;
means for moving the thread relative to the at least one thread guide means; and
means for applying a solvent to the thread before the thread contacts the article, the first material being soluble in the
solvent.

US Pat. No. 9,879,957

SHOTSHELL HAVING WAD WITH ENHANCED FIN DEPLOYMENT

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. A shotshell cartridge comprising:
a casing with a head portion and a primer,
a polymer wad positioned in the casing, the wad having a rearward propellant cup portion defining a rearward cup interior,
a forward shot cup portion defining a forward cup interior, a partition separating the rearward cup interior from the forward
cup interior, the rearward propellant cup portion having an interior surface and a bottom;

propellant positioned in the propellant cup portion; and
shot positioned in the shot cup portion;
wherein the rearward propellant cup portion of the wad having a tubular portion with a plurality of axially extending slits
defining a plurality of circumferentially arranged fins extending rearwardly in a prefiring position, each respective fin
having a gusset extending axially on an inward side surface of each said respective fin and extending radially inward toward
a central region of the partition, the gusset positioned such that an outward bending of each respective fin to a yield position
deforms the respective gusset such that the gusset is elongated inhibiting the fin from returning to the prefiring position
and thereby providing a deployed position.

US Pat. No. 9,879,744

VEHICLE WITH FORCE-CONTROLLED SHOCK ABSORBER WITH REGULATING VALVE

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

9. A shock absorber comprising:
a housing configured to store a working medium;
an inner pipe arranged in the housing;
a piston rod extending into the inner pipe;
a piston positioned on the end of the piston rod, wherein the piston divides the inner pipe into a lower chamber and an upper
chamber;

a valve positioned on the piston, wherein the valve is configured to allow the working medium to flow from the lower chamber
to the upper chamber of the inner pipe and vice versa as the piston moves in the inner pipe;

at least one proportional flow control valve configured to control a flow resistance of the working medium, wherein a first
connection element extends from the lower chamber of the inner pipe, through the housing, and to the at least one proportional
flow control valve, and a second connection element extends from the upper chamber of the inner pipe, through the housing,
and to the at least one proportional flow control valve; and

a hydraulic pump configured to control a pressure of the working medium, wherein a first pressure line extends from the hydraulic
pump to the first connection element, and a second pressure line extends from the hydraulic pump to the second connection
element.

US Pat. No. 9,879,099

POLYETHYLENE COMPOSITION HAVING HIGH STRESS CRACKING RESISTANCE

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A polyethylene composition comprising:
1) a density from about 0.930 to about 0.945 g/cm3, determined according to ISO 1183 at 23° C.;

2) a ratio of MIF/MIP from about 30 to about 55, where MIF is the melt flow index at 190° C. with a load of 21.60 kg, and
MIP is the melt flow index at 190° C. with a load of 5 kg, both determined according to ISO 1133;

3) a MIF from about 3 to about 25 g/10 min;
4) a Mz equal to or greater than 1,500,000 g/mol, measured by GPC-MALLS (Gel Permeation Chromatography coupled with Multi-angle
laser-light scattering); and

5) a long-chain branching index, LCBI, equal to or lower than about 0.55, at a molecular weight of 1,000,000 g/mol,
wherein LCBI is the ratio of the measured mean-square radius of gyration Rg, measured by GPC-MALLS, to the mean-square radius of gyration for a linear PE having about the same molecular weight.

US Pat. No. 9,883,547

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING INCOMPATIBLE CHANNELIZATION OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A communication method, comprising:
determining a first set of physical parameters of a first channel by a coordinator in a wireless communication system;
establishing communication with a first set of devices over the first channel;
determining a protection period in accordance with a pre-determined rule;
broadcasting a channel-adjustment message, wherein the channel-adjustment message comprises a set of instructions for indicating
how to adjust from the first channel to a second channel, and the set of instructions comprise channel bandwidth information
for indicating how to adjust to a bandwidth of the second channel and central frequency information for indicating how to
adjust to a central frequency of the second channel; and

communicating with a second set of devices over the second channel during the protection period;
wherein the communication over the first channel and the communication over the second channel during the protection period
are performed within the same wireless communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,883,544

AUTOMATIC WIRELESS DOCKING SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An automatic wireless docking system, comprising:
a source device that includes a source device display screen;
a first display device; and
a first sink device that is coupled to the first display device and that is configured to:
establish an initial wireless communication session with the source device and, in response, receive source device information
that includes a source device identifier;

determine a location of the source device;
determine a motion of the source device;
identify a wireless docking intent of the source device with the first sink device based on the location of the source device,
the motion of the source device, and the source device identifier; and

establish, in response to identifying the wireless docking intent, a current wireless docking session between the source device
and the first sink device.

US Pat. No. 9,883,515

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A multi-SIM communication device comprising:
a transceiver configured to
establish a communication channel to a first radio cell;
wherein the first radio cell is connected to a gateway, and wherein the gateway is connected to a first server computer and
connected to a second server computer;

establish a first communication connection to the first server computer via the gateway;
establish a second communication connection to the second server computer via the gateway where the second server computer
transmits idle information of a second cell;

receive idle mode information of the second radio cell from the second server computer via the second communication connection;
and

two or more subscriber identity modules (SIMs); wherein a first SIM is in idle mode; and wherein a second SIM is in a connected
mode for the first SIM.

US Pat. No. 9,883,468

POWER CONTROL METHOD FOR GUARANTEEING QUALITY OF SERVICE OF DEVICE TO DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A power control method performed by a user equipment to assure quality of service of a device-to-device (D2D) communication,
the power control method comprising:
receiving, from a base station, information that includes at least one of channel information and information of a receiving
side user equipment in the D2D communication;

estimating a channel gain value of an uplink channel based on the received information; and
selecting a transmission power by comparing the channel gain value of the uplink channel with a threshold value for determining
a maximum transmission power, and transmitting data to the base station by using the selected transmission power,

wherein when the channel gain value of the uplink channel is greater than or equal to the threshold value, the selected transmission
power is determined to be a smaller value of a first transmission power and a maximum instantaneous power,

wherein when the channel gain value of the uplink channel is smaller than the threshold value, the selected transmission power
is determined to be a smaller value of a second transmission power and the maximum instantaneous power,

wherein the threshold value is determined as a function of a probability of outage in the D2D communication, a received power
of the D2D communication, and long term statistic information for the D2D communication, and

wherein the channel information includes at least one of channel information of the D2D communication, uplink channel information
between the user equipment and the base station, and interference channel information between the user equipment and the receiving
side user equipment in the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,883,467

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, CONTROL METHOD, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device configured to perform communication using a first cell group including a primary cell for a first base
station device and a second cell group including a primary secondary cell for a second base station device, the terminal device
comprising:
control circuitry; and
transmission circuitry that transmits a first Medium Access Control (MAC) control element; wherein
in a first case where the primary secondary cell is added:
the control circuitry:
determines that a power headroom report is triggered,
calculates a first value of a first type of power headroom information for the primary cell in the primary cell and a second
value of a second type of power headroom information for the primary secondary cell in the primary secondary cell, respectively,
and

generates a second MAC control element including the first type of power headroom information and the second type of power
headroom information of at least the primary cell and the primary secondary cell, and

the transmission circuitry transmits the second MAC control element.

US Pat. No. 9,883,465

DETERMINING TRANSMIT POWER BASED ON CATEGORIZATION OF ACCESS TERMINALS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for communication, comprising:
a communication device configured to receive information generated by a plurality of access terminals in communication with
an access point; and

a processing system configured to:
categorize the access terminals based on the received information, the received information including measurement report messages
sent by the access terminals, and

determine transmit power for the access point based on the categorization of the access terminals,
wherein the processing system is configured to categorize the access terminals based at least in part on how many measurement
report messages are sent by each access terminal in an active call with the access point.

US Pat. No. 9,883,460

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONTROL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

10. A method for power control in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a forward link power control instruction on a forward link common control channel in a time-division multiplexed
time slot, wherein the time-division multiplexed time slot is for a remote station;

generating a link quality estimate based on a received power level of the forward link power control instruction;
generating a reverse link power control instruction in response to the link quality estimate, wherein the reverse link power
control instruction includes one or more commands configured to adjust a transmit power of the forward link at a base station;
and

controlling transmission power of a reverse link code channel based on the forward link power control instruction.

US Pat. No. 9,883,155

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR COMBINING FOREGROUND VIDEO AND BACKGROUND VIDEO USING CHROMATIC MATCHING

PERSONIFY, INC., Chicago...

1. A method comprising:
obtaining foreground video data;
obtaining background video data;
determining a color-distribution dimensionality of the background video data to be either high-dimensional chromatic or low-dimensional
chromatic;

selecting a chromatic-adjustment technique from a set of chromatic-adjustment techniques based on the determined color-distribution
dimensionality of the background video data;

adjusting the foreground video data using the selected chromatic-adjustment technique;
generating combined video data at least in part by combining the background video data with the adjusted foreground video
data; and

outputting the combined video data for display.

US Pat. No. 9,881,825

REDUCED CAPACITY CARRIER AND METHOD OF USE

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A method of transporting a substrate comprising:
providing a casing adapted to form a controlled environment therein, the casing being sized to hold more than one substrate
therein and defining a sealable substrate transfer opening through which substrates are moved in and out of the casing, the
casing having holding stations located in the casing so that the casing defines a predetermined substrate transport lot of
a predetermined number of substrates, each of the holding stations is capable of holding a substrate where at least one of
the holding stations is a substrate holding station holding the substrate when the casing is in a loaded condition where at
least one substrate is loaded in the casing so that the casing is loaded with each substrate of the predetermined number of
substrates of the predetermined substrate transport lot defined by the casing, and at least another of the holding stations
provides a discretionary holding station that is discretionary with respect to the predetermined number of substrates, of
the predetermined transport lot defined by the casing;

optionally holding another substrate with the discretionary holding station when the casing is in the loaded condition loaded
with each substrate of the predetermined number of substrates of the predetermined transport lot defined by the casing; and

selectably switching each of the at least one holding stations and the at least another holding station between being the
substrate holding station and being the discretionary holding station.

US Pat. No. 9,880,446

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SHORT RADIATION PULSES

FRIEDRICH-SCHILLER-UNIVER...

1. An apparatus for producing short radiation pulses, comprising at least:
a pump radiation source for outputting pulsed radiation at a pump wavelength, and
an optical resonator having a wavelength-dependent effective resonator length, wherein the optical resonator comprises:
a non-linear wavelength converter for producing radiation with at least a first wavelength and a second wavelength;
a dispersive element having a wavelength-dependent delay characteristic; and
a coupling-out element for at least partially coupling-out the radiation produced by the optical resonator,
wherein the dispersive element is an optical fiber having a dispersion of 10 ps/nm to 100 ps/nm and a length of 10 m to 1000
m,

further wherein the optical resonator comprises a variable delay line for altering the effective resonator length.

US Pat. No. 9,880,348

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:
a chassis in which a light source and a light guide plate or a diffusion plate are accommodated;
an optical sheet disposed in parallel with a bottom part of the chassis;
a display panel disposed outside the optical sheet; and
a panel holding member holding the display panel while sandwiching the optical sheet between the panel holding member and
the light guide plate or diffusion plate, further comprising:

a latch hole formed at a lower side portion of the optical sheet; and
a projecting part formed at a portion of a bottom part of the chassis, the portion being opposed to the latch hole, and latched
by being inserted into the latch hole,

wherein the lower side portion of the optical sheet is supported by a side part on a lower side of the chassis.

US Pat. No. 9,879,745

AIR SPRING COMPRISING LEVEL-MEASURING DEVICE INTEGRATED INTO THE BELLOWS

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

1. An air spring, comprising:
a cover;
a base element;
a flexible bellows clamped in a pressure-tight manner between the cover and the base element; and
a level-measuring device integrated at least partially into the bellows, the level-measuring device sensing a level of the
air spring, wherein the level-measuring device comprises:

an angle sensor integrated into the bellows and connected at least in a rotationally fixed manner to the cover or the base
element, the angle sensor comprising a base and an element rotatable relative to the base;

a mechanical coupling connected, on one hand, to the rotatable element of the angle sensor and, on another hand, to the cover
or the base element, such that when the level of the air spring changes, an angle of a component of the mechanical coupling
is changed, and the angle sensor generates an angle signal dependent on the change in the angle; and

an evaluation device by which the angle signal originating from the angle sensor is assigned to a level of the air spring,
wherein the mechanical coupling comprises:
a scissor mechanism having at least two scissor elements connected to one another in an articulated fashion, wherein
one end of a first scissor element is connected to the rotatable element of the angle sensor,
one end of a second scissor element is coupled via a linkage to the base element or to the cover, such that when the level
of the air spring changes the scissor mechanism lengthens or shortens viewed in a direction of the central axis of the air
spring, and

the second scissor element rotates about the linkage and the first scissor element activates the rotatable element of the
angle sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,879,657

FREEZING-POINT-LOWERING COATING COMPOSED OF PLASTIC FILMS FOR APPLICATION TO ROTOR BLADES OF WIND TURBINES

FRAUNHOFER-GESELLSCHAFT Z...

1. A method of coating a rotor blade to lower a freezing point of water on the rotor blade, the method comprising:
lowering the freezing point of water on the rotor blade by coating at least one surface of the rotor blade with a coating
selected from a group consisting of a first coating containing 15 to 75 atom-% fluorine and 25 to 85 atom-% further components
(each determined according to XPS analysis) and a second coating containing 25 to 29 atom-% silicon, 22 to 45 atom-% oxygen,
and 26 to 49 atom-% carbon (each determined according to XPS analysis), the coating having a structuring in a form of a dot
pattern or a line pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,879,189

TREATMENT OF WAX

Sasol Technology (Proprie...

1. A method of treating or refining a wax to produce a refined wax, the method comprising
hydrogenating a Fischer-Tropsch-derived feed wax, thereby providing a hydrogenated wax;
wherein the hydrogenated wax has an MEK soluble oils content of more than 0.5 weight %, and includes at least 0.1 weight %
oxygenated hydrocarbons; and

thereafter subjecting the hydrogenated wax to a fractional crystallization de-oiling process, thereby producing the refined
wax;

wherein the MEK soluble oils content of the refined wax is less than 0.5 weight %, and the refined wax has an average congealing
point between 45° C. and 69° C. when determined using the testing procedure specified in ASTM D938.

US Pat. No. 9,878,453

WORKPIECE STRUCTURES AND APPARATUS FOR ACCESSING SAME

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. An end effector comprising:
a body;
a first arm attached to and extending from the body in a direction,
a second arm attached to and extending from the body in the direction;
each arm having a proximal end closer to the body than a distal end;
a proximal support pad extending from each arm towards the other arm, the proximal support pad located closer to the proximal
end than to the distal end; and

a distal support pad extending from each arm towards the other arm, the distal support pad located closer to the distal end
than to the proximal end,

wherein the support pads are located close to a peripheral edge of a workpiece when present,
wherein the support pads are located at a retracted position to facilitate travel of the first and second arms vertically
within an enclosure of a container, wherein the support pads are located at a workpiece support position to support the workpiece
when present in the container, wherein the first and second arms move closer or away from each other, wherein in the retracted
position, the first and second arms are away from each other and do not support the workpiece, and in the workpiece support
position, the first and second arms are closer to each other,

wherein each arm has an angled portion and a straight portion, the angled portion transitioning to the straight portion before
a centerline of the workpiece when present, the straight portion of each arm disposed outside the peripheral edge of the workpiece
when present, the straight portion of the first arm parallel to the straight portion of the second arm.

US Pat. No. 9,883,555

BALLAST-COMPATIBLE LIGHTING DRIVER AND LIGHT EMITTING DIODE LAMP COMPRISING THE SAME

DongGuan Pan American Ele...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a transparent cover;
a housing to form a first compartment with the transparent cover;
one or more light emitting diodes disposed inside the first compartment; and
a lighting driver module disposed inside the first compartment and electrically coupled with the one or more light emitting
diodes, the lighting driver module comprising:

a rectifier to convert an AC signal to a DC signal,
a current sensor configured to measure current supplied to the one or more light emitting diodes and to provide information
related to the measured current,

a first switching device electrically coupled with the rectifier and with the one or more light emitting diodes, and being
capable of interrupting or allowing a transmission of the DC signal to the one or more light emitting diodes,

a controller to switch on or off the switching device to allow or interrupt, respectively, the transmission of the DC signal
to the one or more light emitting diodes, based on the information provided by the current sensor, and

a first inductor and a second inductor, the second inductor being magnetically coupled with the first inductor, wherein the
second inductor supplies an electric current to the controller.

US Pat. No. 9,883,551

INDUCTION HEATING SYSTEM FOR FOOD CONTAINERS AND METHOD

Silgan Containers LLC, W...

1. A metallic food can heating system configured to heat a plurality of filled and sealed metallic food cans comprising:
an induction heating coil defining an internal lumen having a longitudinal axis, the internal lumen configured to receive
the metallic food cans during heating, the induction coil configured to generate an alternating magnetic field causing resistive
heating of the metallic material of the food can;

a can moving device configured to move cans into the induction heating coil prior to induction heating, to move cans while
within the induction heating coil and to move cans out of the induction heating coil after induction heating;

an electrical induction power supply configured to supply alternating current to the induction heating coil;
a preheating chamber located before the induction heating coil;
a cooling chamber located after the induction heating coil;
a coil cooling system configured to cool the induction heating coil;
a first conduit configured to transfer heat from the cooling chamber to the preheating chamber; and
a second conduit configured to transfer heat from the coil cooling system to the preheating chamber;
wherein each can has a longitudinal axis, wherein each can is positioned within the lumen of the induction coil such that
the longitudinal axis of each can is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the internal lumen of the induction
heating coil.

US Pat. No. 9,883,541

COMMUNICATION SWITCHING AND ESTABLISHING METHOD AND DEVICE

China Academy of Telecomm...

7. A method for establishing communication, the method comprising:
judging, by an access network device, whether a core network side link needs to be established for communication between a
first user equipment and a second user equipment upon determining that D2D link communication needs to be established between
the first user equipment and the second user equipment;

if the core network side link needs to be established for communication between the first user equipment and the second user
equipment, then sending, by the access network device, a service request for communication between the first user equipment
and the second user equipment to a core network device so that the core network device establishes a core network side link
for the service request; and sending D2D link configuration information and a D2D link establishing instruction to the first
user equipment and/or the second user equipment to instruct a D2D link for communication between the first user equipment
and the second user equipment to be established according to the D2D link configuration information, upon reception of an
air interface link establishing instruction sent by the core network device;

if no core network side link needs to be established for communication between the first user equipment and the second user
equipment, then sending, by the access network device, D2D link configuration information and a D2D link establishing instruction
to the first user equipment and/or the second user equipment to instruct a D2D link for communication between the first user
equipment and the second user equipment to be established according to the D2D link configuration information.

US Pat. No. 9,883,534

RANDOM ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON MULTIPLE UPLINK TIMING ADVANCES

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for performing random access based on multiple uplink timing advances, comprising:
in response to acquiring that a user equipment (UE) has multiple uplink timing advances, initiating, by a network side, a
random access on a designated carrier of a secondary cell (SCell) for the UE;

wherein initiating the random access on the designated carrier of the SCell for the UE comprises:
determining, by the network side, a carrier for transmitting a random access resource allocation message Msg0 according to
whether cross-carrier scheduling is configured for the designated carrier on which the random access is to be initiated;

transmitting, by the network side, the random access resource allocation message Msg0 on a scheduling carrier configured in
response to determining that cross-carrier scheduling is configured for a designated carrier on which a random access of a
secondary cell (SCell) is to be initiated for a user equipment (UE); and

transmitting, by the network side, the Msg0 on a downlink carrier of the SCell in which the random access is to be initiated
in response to determining that the cross-carrier scheduling is not configured for the designated carrier on which the random
access is to be initiated; and

wherein initiating the random access on the designated carrier of the SCell for the UE further comprises:
transmitting, by the network side, a random access response message (Msg2) Media Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU)
on the downlink carrier of the SCell in which the random access is initiated; or

transmitting, by the network side, an Msg2 MAC PDU on the same carrier as a Msg2 scheduling command.

US Pat. No. 9,883,471

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR RATE MATCHING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A rate matching device used for exchanging user data between one radio equipment control node (REC) and at least one radio
equipment node (RE), the rate matching device comprising:
at least one first interface configured to exchange user data between the REC and the rate matching device;
at least one second interface configured to exchange user data between the rate matching device and the at least one RE;
a map function block circuit configured to map the user data between the at least one first interface and the at least one
second interface, wherein a sum rate at which user data is transmitted via the at least one second interface matches a sum
rate at which the user data is received via the at least one first interface; and

wherein the rate matching device is configured to determine a number of the first interfaces and a number of the second interfaces
based on a relationship of line bit rates between the REC and the at least one RE.

US Pat. No. 9,883,173

STEREOSCOPIC DISPLAY

3DI LLC, Alexandria, VA ...

1. A stereoscopic image display device comprising:
at least one sensor configured to track the positions of two pairs of eyewear based on perspective locations of lenses of
the two pairs of eyewear to a physical object in relation to the stereoscopic image display device,

wherein the two pairs of eyewear are physical objects that are each associated with a user of two users;
a processor configured to map coordinates of a three-dimensional (3D) virtual object generated by the stereoscopic image display
device, wherein the 3D virtual object comprises a location observable by the lenses in the eyewear relative to the physical
object; and,

an image generator configured to create two respective pairs of first and second stereoscopic images of the 3D virtual object
displayed to respective eyes of the two users of the stereoscopic display device at the location, wherein the first and second
stereoscopic images for each user are based upon viewpoint perspectives of an angle and distance of the perspective locations
of the lenses of the 3D virtual object to each user,

wherein a sensor of the at least one sensor tracks a hand, a finger or a pointer such that the physical object interacts with
the 3D virtual object when detected and is brought near the location of the 3D virtual object as shown by each pair of first
and second stereoscopic images, such that each pair of first and second stereoscopic images are updated based on the interaction
with the 3D virtual object and the angle and distance of the perspective locations of the lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,880,410

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus comprising:
a display panel having a display region to display an image on a front surface thereof;
a holding member which holds the display panel from a back surface side of the display panel;
a frame member which abuts a peripheral edge part of the front surface of the display panel; and
a plurality of fastening members which fasten the holding member and the frame member at a plurality of fastening locations,
wherein the plurality of fastening members comprise:
one or more first fastening member having a first electrical resistance value; and
one or more second fastening member having a second electrical resistance value different from the first electrical resistance
value, and

an arrangement of the plurality of fastening members to be attached to the plurality of fastening locations is determined
so that a resonance frequency of the display apparatus does not coincide with a frequency of an electromagnetic wave noise
radiated from the display apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,880,378

MICROSCOPE, FOCUSING UNIT, FLUID HOLDING UNIT, AND OPTICAL UNIT

RIKEN, Saitama (JP)

1. A microscope, comprising:
a sample placement part having a placement surface on which to place a sample and a bottom face opposite to the placement
surface;

an observation lens, arranged below the placement surface and the bottom face, for receiving fluorescence from the sample;
and

an optical unit, arranged below the placement surface and the bottom face, for generating sheet light traveling in a direction
parallel to an observation plane of the observation lens,

wherein
the optical unit is provided outside of the observation lens.

US Pat. No. 9,879,450

LOCK FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Kiekert Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A latch, for a door or flap of a motor vehicle said latch comprising a locking mechanism comprising a catch and a pawl
for locking the catch when in a detent position, a lock lever for locking the pawl in its detent position when in a locking
position, a release lever for opening the locking mechanism by moving the lock lever out of its locking position, and a lock
contour rigidly connected to a latch case of the latch, wherein the lock contour defines a stop and a plurality of recesses
that define a plurality of locking positions of the lock lever, wherein the lock contour is designed in such a way that during
excessive acceleration of the release lever and/or in case of excessive acceleration of the release lever via an associated
handle of a door or flap, the lock contour locks the lock lever in one of the locking positions, thereby preventing the locking
mechanism from being placed in an open state.

US Pat. No. 9,878,296

STABILIZING LIQUID DROPS OF ARBITRARY SHAPE BY THE INTERFACIAL JAMMING OF NANOPARTICLES

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACH...

1. A stabilized assembly comprising,
a first liquid phase comprising non-spherical droplets dispersed in a second liquid phase, wherein the second liquid phase
is immiscible with the first phase; and

nanoparticle surfactants assembled at an interface of the non-spherical droplets and the second phase;
wherein the nanoparticle surfactants comprise nanoparticles and end-functionalized polymers that can interact through ligand
interactions; and

wherein the first liquid phase is stabilized by a disordered, jammed layer of nanoparticle surfactants.

US Pat. No. 9,878,281

COMBUSTION SYSTEM AND COMBUSTION METHOD

General Electric Technolo...

1. A combustion system comprising a boiler and a flue gas treatment system downstream of the boiler, the flue gas treatment
system comprising:
a desulphurization unit; and
a carbonator and a calciner defining a carbonator/calciner loop, the flue gas from the desulphurization unit being fed into
the carbonator;

wherein no air pre-heaters, for pre-heating combustion oxidizer to be supplied into the boiler using heat of flue gas, are
provided at the boiler and between the boiler and the carbonator;

wherein the flue gas discharged from the boiler has a temperature above 350° C.; and
wherein the gas treatment system includes a dust removal unit upstream of the desulphurization unit.

US Pat. No. 9,877,898

DENTAL MATERIALS BASED ON LOW-ODOUR THIOLS

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. Dental material, which contains at least one thiol and at least one ene compound with two or more C—C multiple bonds, characterized
in that it contains at least one thiol according to general Formula (1),

in which
R is —SO2—, a linear or branched aliphatic C1-20 radical, an aromatic C6-20 radical, a cycloaliphatic C3-18 radical or a heterocyclic radical with 3 to 17 C atoms and 1 to 3 heteroatoms which are selected from N, O and S;

R1 is absent or is a linear or branched aliphatic C1-12 radical, an aromatic C6-20 radical, a cycloaliphatic C3-18 radical or a heterocyclic radical with 3 to 17 C atoms and 1 to 3 heteroatoms which are selected from N, O and S;

R2 is absent or is a linear or branched aliphatic C1-20 radical which can be interrupted by O or S, an aromatic C6-10 radical which can be substituted by CH3, CH2CH3, OH, OCH3 or —O—CO—CH3;

R3 is absent or is a linear or branched aliphatic C1-20 radical which can be interrupted by O or S, an aromatic C6-10 radical which can be substituted by CH3, CH2CH3, OH, OCH3 or —O—CO—CH3;

R4 is a C1-6 alkyl radical;

X, Y independently of each other are O, S, CO—NH, O—CO—NH or NH—CO—NH or are absent;
Z is O, S, CO—NH, O—CO—NH or NH—CO—NH or is absent;
m is an integer from 1 to 4;
n is an integer from 1 to 4;
p is an integer from 1 to 6;
q is an integer from 0 to 4,
wherein n, p and m are chosen such that the thiol has a total of at least 3 SH groups.
US Pat. No. 9,881,713

COATING COMPOSITION FOR TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE PASSIVATION LAYER AND TRANSPARENT ELECTRODE HAVING PASSIVATION LAYER

KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHIN...

1. A coating composition for a transparent electrode passivation layer, the coating composition comprising:
a metal oxide;
an alkoxysilane-based coupling agent;
and at least one selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol, propylene glycol, diethylene glycol, triethylene glycol,
and tetraethylene glycol,

wherein the content of the alkoxysilane-based coupling agent is 2.5 wt % to 3.5 wt % with respect to the total weight of the
composition.

US Pat. No. 9,883,549

SUBSTRATE SUPPORT ASSEMBLY HAVING RAPID TEMPERATURE CONTROL

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A substrate support assembly capable of holding and heating a substrate in a process chamber, the assembly comprising:
(a) a ceramic puck comprising:
(i) a substrate receiving surface;
(ii) an electrode therein to generate an electrostatic force to retain a substrate placed on the substrate receiving surface;
(iii) a heater therein to heat the substrate, the heater comprising first and second heater coils that are radially spaced
apart; and

(iv) a backside surface having a plurality of shaped mesas that are spaced apart from one another and that contact an underlying
base, the shaped mesas comprising posts, cones, rectangular blocks, or cylindrical mounds, and the shaped mesas comprising
an array of first mesas that are adjacent to a channel inlet adjacent to a periphery of the base and an array of second mesas
that are adjacent to a channel terminus, and comprising at least one of:

(1) the first mesas are spaced apart a first distance that is larger than a second distance between the second mesas; and
(2) the first mesas have a first contact area that is smaller than a second contact area of the second mesas;
(b) the base comprising a channel to circulate fluid therethrough, the channel comprising the channel inlet and the channel
terminus; and

(c) a compliant layer bonding the ceramic puck to the base.

US Pat. No. 9,883,546

POSTPONING A RESENDING OF A DATA SERVICE REQUEST

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

15. A non-transitory computer accessible memory medium comprising program instructions which, when executed at a wireless
user equipment (UE) device, cause the UE to:
monitor a status of a cell reselection;
determine failure of a data service request; and
postpone, based on the status, a reattempt of the data service request for a specified period of time, wherein the specified
period of time is based on expiration or interruption of a timer initiated upon determination of the failure of the data service
request.

US Pat. No. 9,883,543

METHOD OF CONNECTING TO DEVICE AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING WI-FI DIRECT FOR PERFORMING THE METHOD

S-PRINTING SOLUTION CO., ...

1. A method of performing a Wi-Fi Direct connection by a mobile device, the method comprising:
determining, by the mobile device, a first device to which a Wi-Fi Direct connection is to be performed by
determining a current position of the mobile device, and
determining, as the first device, a device adjacent to the determined current position of the mobile device;
determining, by the mobile device, whether the mobile device has been previously Wi-Fi Direct connected to the first device;
and

when the determining whether the mobile device has been previously Wi-Fi Directed connected to the first device determines
that the mobile device has been previously Wi-Fi Direct connected to the first device, performing a Wi-Fi Direct connection
by the mobile device to the first device based on connection information stored in the mobile device when the mobile device
was previously Wi-Fi Direct connected to the first device,

wherein the connection information of devices to which the mobile device has been previously Wi-Fi Direct connected has been
automatically stored in the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,883,540

MULTIPLE USERS COOPERATIVE COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND RELATED DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

7. An evolved NodeB device, comprising:
a transmitter;
a memory; and
a processor connected to the transmitter and the memory, wherein the evolved NodeB device is configured to:
send a message comprising cooperative layer configuration information and cooperative bearer configuration information of
a current support access point (AP) to the current support AP of a benefited user equipment (UE), wherein the current support
AP configures a cooperative layer and cooperative bearer of the current support AP according to the cooperative layer configuration
information and cooperative bearer configuration information;

send at least one of identifier or address information of the benefited UE to current related AP, wherein the current related
AP refers to at least one AP that performs multiple users cooperative communication with the current support AP;

send a message comprising cooperative layer configuration information of the benefited UE to the benefited UE, so that the
benefited UE configures a cooperative layer of the benefited UE according to the cooperative layer configuration information;

deliver data to the current related AP, so that the current related AP forwards the data to the current support AP according
to the at least one of identifier or address information of the benefited UE, and the current support AP sends the data to
the benefited UE;

detect whether the benefited UE moves to a new support AP;
send a message comprising cooperative layer configuration information and cooperative bearer configuration information of
the new support AP to the new support AP after the processor detects that the benefited UE moves to the new support AP, so
that the new support AP configures a cooperative layer and a cooperative bearer of the new support AP according to the cooperative
layer configuration information and cooperative bearer configuration information of the new support AP;

send the at least one of identifier or address information of the benefited UE to new related APs, wherein the new related
APs refer to at least one AP that performs multiple users cooperative communication with the new support AP;

send a message comprising cooperative layer update information of the benefited UE to the benefited UE, so that the benefited
UE updates the cooperative layer of the benefited UE according to the cooperative layer update information of the benefited
UE;

deliver data to the new related APs after the processor detects that the benefited UE moves to the new support AP, so that
the new related APs forward the data to the new support AP according to the at least one of identifier or address information
of the benefited UE, and the new support AP sends the data to the benefited UE;

confirm whether the new related APs are the same as the current related APs; and
send a message comprising information for deleting the at least one of identifier or address information of the benefited
UE to a part of APs that are in the current related APs and different from the new related APs when the processor confirms
that the new related APs are the same as a part of APs in the current related APs, so that the part of APs that are in the
current related APs and different from the new related APs delete the at least one of identifier or address information of
the benefited UE, or

send a message comprising the information for deleting the at least one of identifier or address information of the benefited
UE to each AP in the current related APs when the processor confirms that the new related APs are different from the current
related APs, so that each AP in the current related APs deletes the at least one of identifier or address information of the
benefited UE.

US Pat. No. 9,883,538

AVOIDING P2P CONNECTION FAILURE DUE TO PUSH BUTTON CONFIGURATION OVERLAP

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:
detecting, at a first node, a session overlap condition during a wireless network setup for a second node utilizing a first
setup procedure;

in response to detecting the session overlap condition, transmitting to the second node a notification to switch from the
first setup procedure to a second setup procedure using a vendor specific information element, wherein the second setup procedure
comprises a personal identification number (PIN) setup procedure;

generating a PIN associated with the second setup procedure in response to detecting the session overlap condition, wherein
the PIN is generated using a function common to the first node and the second node;

receiving a second PIN from the second node;
comparing, internally at the first node, the PIN generated at the first node to the second PIN received from the second node;
and

establishing a secure connection between the first node and the second node using the generated PIN based at least in part
on the comparing the PIN generated at the first node to the second PIN received from the second node.

US Pat. No. 9,883,537

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SELF-ADAPTIVE PAIRING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN INTELLIGENT DEVICES

SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELE...

1. A method for self-adaptive pairing communication between a plurality of intelligent devices, comprising:
A, establishing a network connection by sequentially connecting the plurality of intelligent devices into a network, and constructing
a virtual network;

B, when a first intelligent device and a second intelligent device are connected into the network, an information of the first
intelligent device and an information of the second intelligent device are transmitted to each other and saved by each other,
including a role information and a data processing characteristic information of all the intelligent devices; when a mutual
transmission between the role information and the data processing characteristic information corresponding to the plurality
of intelligent devices is completed, go directly to step C;

C, when the first intelligent device needs to carry out transmission of a control information and a data information with
the second intelligent device, the first intelligent device carries out a data exchange with the second intelligent device
matching the first intelligent device, according to the information of the first intelligent device and the information of
the second intelligent device.

US Pat. No. 9,883,535

CHANNEL ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A channel access method in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:
determining whether a station (STA) changes a first access category for a first probe request frame based on whether a second
probe request frame is received from another STA during a probe delay duration for the first probe request frame before a
backoff procedure by the STA;

if the second probe request frame is received during the probe delay duration, changing the first access category to a second
access category,

wherein the second access category has a lower priority than the first access category; and
performing the backoff procedure by the STA to transmit the first probe request frame based on the second access category.

US Pat. No. 9,883,533

LISTEN-BEFORE-TALK FOR DISCOVERY SIGNAL IN LICENSE-ASSISTED ACCESS LTE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method by a user equipment, UE, for decoding data from a network node in a telecommunications system, the method comprising:
determining whether a discovery signal was received from the network node on an unlicensed frequency band based on detection
of a component of a discovery signal received from the network node on the unlicensed frequency band;

based on detecting that the component of the discovery signal was received, determining whether a grant is present based on
processing an Evolved Physical Downlink Control CHannel, ePDCCH on a licensed frequency band; and

based on determining that a grant is present, decoding a Physical Downlink Shared Channel, PDSCH, using the ePDCCH and the
discovery signal, wherein decoding the PDSCH using the ePDCCH and the discovery signal comprises decoding the PDSCH, which
is rate-matched around the ePDCCH and around the discovery signal.

US Pat. No. 9,883,529

CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH SCHEDULED TRIGGER FRAMES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

8. A method for a station in a communication system, the method comprising:
accessing a response frame received in response to a control frame transmitted to an access point of the communication system
for uplink resource allocation, the response frame indicating a start time for a trigger frame to be transmitted by the access
point to trigger the station to transmit an uplink transmission; and

controlling a receiver of the station to receive the trigger frame at the start time indicated in the response frame, wherein
the station is a first station, the control frame is a first control frame, the response frame is a multi-user block acknowledgment
(MU-BA) frame responsive to the first control frame and a second control frame received by the access point from a second
station during receipt of the first control frame from the first station, the trigger frame is a first trigger frame, the
start time is a first start time different from a second start time for a second trigger frame, the MU-BA frame provides the
first start time for the first trigger frame to the first station, and the MU-BA frame provides the second start time for
the second trigger frame to the second station.

US Pat. No. 9,883,521

TELECOMMUNICATION ARRANGEMENT AND PROCEDURES TO ESTABLISH A RTC CONNECTION BETWEEN A FIRST AND SECOND ENDPOINT

1. A method for generating a real time connection in a communication system between a first endpoint and a second endpoint
in a network using an Interactive Connectivity Establishment for Session Traversal Utilities for Network Address Translator
(ICE STUN) connectivity check procedure that comprises:
generating a list of possible connection paths between the first endpoint and the second endpoint,
predicting a quality of service (QoS) for each and every possible connection path identified in the list,
modifying the list of possible connection paths so that a highest-priority connection path is identified as a first possible
connection path in the list has a highest predicted QoS and such that possible connection paths that are predicted as providing
reductions in QoS are assigned a lower priority and placed at an end of the list, and

generating the real time connection between the first endpoint and the second endpoint based on the modified list, in which:
first there is an attempt to generate the real time connection using the highest-priority connection path identified in the
modified list and, if this is not possible, then there are attempts to establish the real time connection using the connection
path with a next highest priority, until the real time connection is actually established.

US Pat. No. 9,883,520

APPROACH FOR MANAGING THE USE OF COMMUNICATIONS CHANNELS BASED ON PERFORMANCE

BANDSPEED, INC., Austin,...

1. A wireless communications device configured to:
send packet data to another wireless communications device in a wireless communications network, the packet data specifying
a subset of communications channels used for frequency hopping communications of a set of communications channels in a frequency
band, the packet data further comprising timing information indicating when to begin using the subset of communications channels
for frequency hopping communications;

identify a communications channel from the set of communications channels;
use the identified communications channel for frequency hopping communications with the other wireless communications device
at a time slot at or after the wireless communications device and the other wireless communications device begin using the
subset of communications channels for frequency hopping communications, if the identified communications channel is used for
frequency hopping communications; and

use a communications channel in the subset of communications channels for frequency hopping communications with the other
wireless communications device at the time slot, if the identified communications channel is not used for frequency hopping
communications.

US Pat. No. 9,883,516

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESTRICTING FREQUENCY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for restricting a frequency in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a first user equipment
(UE) and comprising:
receiving restriction information from a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) access network, the information including
an unusable frequency for a wireless network local area network (WLAN) and a timer value;

starting a timer based on the timer value; and
offloading traffic from the 3GPP access network to the WLAN based on the restriction information and the timer,
wherein use of the unusable frequency is restricted while the offloading is performed and the timer is running.

US Pat. No. 9,883,513

SCHEDULING OF DEVICE-TO-DEVICE SCHEDULING ASSIGNMENT FOR MODE1

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:
transmitting at least one grant to a first device, the at least one grant identifying one or more scheduling assignment (SA)
resources on which an SA is to be transmitted by the first device for a device-to-device (D2D) communication between the first
device and a second device, and the at least one grant identifying one or more data resources on which data is to be transmitted
by the first device for the D2D communication between the first device and the second device, wherein the SA schedules the
data transmission on the one or more data resources identified by the at least one grant for the D2D communication.

US Pat. No. 9,883,511

WAVEFORM DESIGN FOR TIME-REVERSAL SYSTEMS

Origin Wireless, Inc., G...

1. A method comprising:
at a transmitter, receiving channel impulse response signals derived from impulse signals sent from two or more receivers,
each impulse signal being sent from one of the receivers to the transmitter through multiple propagation paths;

at the transmitter, determining downlink waveforms for the two or more receivers to increase a weighted sum-rate under a total
power constraint, the downlink waveforms being determined based on time-reversed channel impulse response signals and initial
virtual uplink power allocation coefficients;

determining updated virtual uplink power allocation coefficients based on the downlink waveforms;
determining downlink power allocation coefficients based on the downlink waveforms and the updated virtual uplink power allocation
coefficients; and

allocating power to the downlink waveforms according to the downlink power allocation coefficients, wherein determining downlink
power allocation coefficients and allocating power to the downlink waveforms are performed before the downlink waveforms or
a signal derived from the downlink waveforms is transmitted from the transmitter to the receivers.

US Pat. No. 9,883,508

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A MOBILE NETWORK

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A method of communicating between a primary station and a plurality of secondary stations, comprising
the primary station configuring a plurality of resource sets,the primary station allocating at least one of a plurality of search spaces to a secondary station, wherein the secondary
station is configured to search for a control channel on at least one of the plurality of search spaces, and wherein each
of the plurality of search spaces corresponds to a resource set,
wherein at least part of one of the plurality of search spaces is used to transmit a control message to the secondary station,
the control message being indicative of a resource allocated to the secondary station for communicating with the primary station,
and wherein the secondary station is configured to determine from the at least part of one of the plurality of search spaces
used for transmitting the control message an indication of the resource set from the plurality of resource sets within which
the allocated resource is located.

US Pat. No. 9,883,503

METHOD FOR SETTING SEARCH REGION FOR DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving an enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) from a base station by a user equipment (UE)
in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a first EPDCCH for a first carrier by monitoring first EPDCCH candidates for the first carrier in a specific physical
resource block (PRB) pair set; and

receiving a second EPDCCH for a second carrier by monitoring second EPDCCH candidates for the second carrier in the specific
PRB pair set,

wherein an interval between each of the second EPDCCH candidates at a specific aggregation level is determined based on a
number of enhanced channel control elements (ECCEs) included in the resource block set of a subframe and a number of the second
EPDCCH candidates at the specific aggregation level,

wherein a position of the second EPDCCH candidates is determined based on an offset value for the second EPDCCH candidates
and the interval, and

wherein the offset value for the second EPDCCH candidates is determined based on a carrier indicator field of the second carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,883,486

MULTIPLE FREQUENCY BAND OPERATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM, Incorporated, ...

1. An apparatus, operable with a plurality of shared channels, each shared channel comprising at least a primary channel and
a secondary channel, comprising:
means for establishing a first basic service set on a primary channel and a secondary channel of a first shared channel;
means for detecting interference on at least one of the primary channel and the secondary channel of the first shared channel,
wherein the means for detecting interference comprises:

means for accumulating energy for one or more tones of the primary channel to produce an energy measurement for the primary
channel,

means for accumulating energy for one or more tones of the secondary channel to produce an energy measurement for the secondary
channel,

means for computing an energy difference between the energy measurement of the primary channel and the energy measurement
of the secondary channel, and

means for determining interference based on whether the computed energy difference is above an energy difference threshold;
means for locating a second shared channel when interference is detected on at least one of the primary channel and the secondary
channel of the first shared channel; and

means for establishing a second basic service set on the second shared channel, wherein the means for establishing the second
basic service set on the second shared channel comprises:

means for establishing the second basic service set on a secondary channel of the second shared channel when a primary channel
of the second shared channel is occupied, and

means for establishing the second basic service set on both the primary channel of the second shared channel and the secondary
channel of the second shared channel when the primary channel of the second shared channel and the secondary channel of the
second shared channel are unoccupied.

US Pat. No. 9,883,484

METHOD AND APPARATUS THAT USES MULTIPLE NETWORK-SIGNALING VALUES

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method, comprising:
transmitting broadcast system information to a user equipment, wherein the broadcast system information comprises a frequency
band indicator that is used for a plurality of instances, wherein the plurality of instances corresponds to a plurality of
separate network-signaling values, and wherein at least one of the plurality of separate network-signaling values corresponds
to a frequency band without a previously defined network-signaling value; and

receiving an indication from the user equipment that the user equipment supports at least one of the plurality of network-signaling
values corresponding to the frequency band without the previously defined network-signaling value.

US Pat. No. 9,883,483

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COEXISTENCE OF MBMS AND VOIP SERVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget L M E...

1. A method of operation of a network node in a cellular communications network, comprising:
obtaining a pattern of special subframes where the special subframes in the pattern of special subframes are selected from
the group consisting of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service, MBMS, subframes, Almost Blank Subframes, ABS, New Carrier
Type, NCT, subframes, and subframes assigned for Positioning Reference Signals, PRS;

receiving a request for a Voice over Internet Protocol, VoIP, Radio Access Bearer, RAB, from a user equipment, UE; and
determining one or more discontinuous reception, DRX, parameters for the VoIP RAB based on the pattern of special subframes.

US Pat. No. 9,883,459

CHANNEL SOUNDING TECHNIQUES FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of operating a subscriber station, comprising:
receiving a power control target that specifies a target transmit power spectral density level for transmitting a target channel
sounding burst having an associated bandwidth;

scaling the target transmit power spectral density level by a channel sounding bandwidth associated with a channel sounding
burst, wherein the scaling further comprises: decreasing the scaled target transmit power spectral density level below the
target transmit power spectral density level specified by the power control target when the channel sounding bandwidth for
the channel sounding burst is greater than the associated bandwidth; and

transmitting the channel sounding burst at the scaled target transmit power spectral density level.

US Pat. No. 9,883,046

RETROFIT DIGITAL NETWORK SPEAKER SYSTEM

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A retrofit digital speaker system comprising two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures, each of the two or more retrofitted
speaker enclosures (enclosures) comprising:
at least one speaker;
an analog-and-digital interface adapted to receive digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command
signals, and wherein the digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals are transmitted over
existing two wire analog audio cables, and further wherein the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures are wired in a daisy
chain fashion, via the existing two wire analog audio cables; and

a relay in each of the two or more retrofitted speaker enclosures adapted to remain normally open on power-up such that the
digitally encoded audio signals, electrical power, and digital command signals received by a first enclosure and relay are
not transmitted to a second enclosure unless and until specifically commanded to do so.

US Pat. No. 9,882,706

HIGH SPEED TRANSCEIVER

INPHI CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A transceiver comprising:
a host-side interface configured to receive a plurality of host-side transmit data signals from a host device and to transmit
a plurality of host-side receive data signals to the host device;

a transmit path processor configured to multiplex the plurality of host-side transmit data signals to generate a line-side
transmit data signal, wherein the line-side transmit data signal has a higher data rate and a higher level of encoding relative
to each of the plurality of host-side transmit data signals;

wherein the line-side transmit data signal is differential, wherein the transceiver further comprises a differential transmitter
configured to output the line-side transmit data signal;

wherein the differential transmitter comprises a first digital-to-analog converter (DAC) configured to generate a first component
of the line-side transmit data signal and a second DAC configured to generate a second component of the line-side transmit
data signal;

a line-side interface configured to transmit the line-side transmit data signal over an electrical cable, wherein the line-side
interface is further configured to receive a line-side receive data signal from the electrical cable;

a receive path processor configured to demultiplex the line-side receive data signal to generate the plurality of host-side
receive data signals, wherein the line-side receive data signal has a higher data rate and a higher level of encoding relative
to each of the plurality of host-side receive data signals; and

a skew adjustment circuit configured to provide skew adjustment to the differential transmitter based on adjusting a delay
of a first clock signal of the first DAC relative to a second clock signal of the second DAC.

US Pat. No. 9,882,675

TIME-REVERSAL WIRELESS SYSTEMS HAVING ASYMMETRIC ARCHITECTURE

Origin Wireless, Inc., G...

1. A method comprising:
at a transceiver, receiving a channel response signal derived from a probe signal sent from a first device to the transceiver
through multiple wireless propagation paths;

at the transceiver, calculating a signature waveform for the first device based on the channel response;
at the transceiver, receiving combined signals that include a first signal from the first device and a second signal from
a second device, wherein

the first device comprises a first antenna, a first data source, and a first encoder,
the second device comprises a second antenna, a second data source, and a second encoder,
the first signal is derived from first data from the first data source and encoded by the first encoder, the first signal
is transmitted by the first device at a first frequency band, and

the second signal is derived from second data from the second data source and encoded by the second encoder, the second signal
is transmitted by the second device at a second frequency band, in which a first particular frequency is common to both the
first and second frequency bands and a second particular frequency of the first frequency band is not in the second frequency
band; and

at the transceiver, determining the first signal from the first device based on the combined signals and the signature waveform
for the first device.

US Pat. No. 9,882,394

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING SERVERS TO GENERATE CHARGING SCHEDULES FOR WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS

Energous Corporation, Sa...

1. A wireless power transmission management system, comprising:
one or more servers coupled to one or more transmitters via one or more networks,
each respective transmitter of the one or more transmitters comprising an antenna array and configured to:
transmit radio frequency (RF) power waves at a particular time, via the antenna array, to constructively interfere near a
location of a receiver in a three-dimensional space in response to determining (i) that the receiver is authorized to receive
wireless power from the respective transmitter and that (ii) a charging schedule indicates that the receiver should receive
wireless power at the particular time;

receive device data from the receiver, wherein the device data includes data used to determine the location of the receiver
and data that indicates a battery level for an electronic device coupled to the receiver, and

transmit transmitter data and the device data to the one or more servers; and
the one or more servers configured to:
receive the transmitter data and the device data from the respective transmitter via the one or more networks; and
generate, based on (i) the received device data and (ii) the received transmitter data, the charging schedule for the respective
transmitter that specifies the particular time at which wireless power should be transmitted by the respective transmitter
to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,882,362

ENCLOSURE FOR CONTROLING ACCESS TO DIFFERENT TELECOMMUNICATION COMPONENTS

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A compartmentalized box for housing components for telecommunications systems, comprising:
a first housing portion having a back wall and a plurality of side walls extending from the back wall;
a second housing portion coupled to the first housing portion, the first housing portion and the second housing portion cooperating
to define an enclosure having a cavity, the second housing portion being movable relative to the first housing portion between
an open configuration providing access to the cavity and a closed configuration preventing access to the cavity;

a perimeter-matching compartment panel disposed in the cavity and being coupled to the first housing portion, the compartment
panel being movable relative to the first housing portion between a closed position and an open position, wherein when the
compartment panel is in the closed position: (i) the compartment panel divides the cavity into a first compartment and a second
compartment, (ii) the dimensions of the first compartment are delimited by the plurality of side walls of the first housing
portion, the compartment panel, and the back wall of the first housing portion or a base member mounted to the back wall of
the first housing portion, (iii) the edges of the compartment panel are configured to be adjacent to the side walls so that
there is no gap between the compartment panel and the first housing portion so as to prevent access to the first compartment;

a fiber optic converter disposed in the first compartment when the compartment panel is in the closed position, the fiber
optic converter being configured to convert fiber optic signals to RF signals; and

an RF system component disposed in the second compartment when the compartment panel is in the closed position, the RF system
component being mounted to and movable with the compartment panel, wherein

the first housing portion has an opening configured to accommodate passage of a fiber optic cable from an exterior of the
telecommunication box to the fiber optic converter in the first compartment of the cavity,

the compartment panel has an opening at a first end thereof, the first end of the compartment panel being adjacent to a first
one of the plurality of side walls of the first housing portion, the opening in the compartment panel being configured to
accommodate passage of a first RF cable from the fiber optic converter in the first compartment to the RF component in the
second compartment,

the first one of the plurality of side walls of the first housing portion includes at least one additional opening configured
to accommodate passage of a second RF cable from the RF component to the exterior of the communication box,

when the first housing portion and the second housing portion are in the open configuration and the compartment panel is in
the open position, the fiber optic converter in the first compartment is accessible to the user, and

the compartment panel is pivotable between the closed position and the open position, the compartment panel being pivotable
about an axis that extends parallel with the first one of the plurality of side walls such that the first RF cable and the
second RF cable remain connected to the RF system component as the compartment panel is pivoted between the closed position
and the open position, and the second cable remains connected to the fiber optic converter as the compartment panel is pivoted
between the closed position and the open position.

US Pat. No. 9,882,345

LASER LIGHT SOURCE, PROJECTOR PROVIDED WITH LASER LIGHT SOURCE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LASER LIGHT SOURCE

NEC Display Solutions, Lt...

1. A laser light source comprising:
a plurality of laser diodes that are mounted on a substrate and that emit linearly polarized light; wherein:
said plurality of laser diodes are each provided with a first pin and a second pin and emit linearly polarized light of an
orientation that accords with lines that connect the first pin and the second pin; and

said plurality of laser diodes are arranged such that an orientation of linearly polarized light that is emitted differs for
said plurality of laser diodes.

US Pat. No. 9,882,309

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR WITH SPRING-BIASED LATCH

FCI Americas Technology L...

1. An electrical connector module, comprising:
an electrically conductive housing defining a first end and a second end spaced from the first end in a rearward direction,
an inner surface that defines a housing interior that extends from the first end to the second end, and an outer surface opposite
the inner surface, wherein the housing is configured to support a plurality of electrical conductors proximate to the first
end, such that at least one cable mounted to a respective at least one of the plurality of electrical conductors extends through
the housing interior and out the second end;

at least one rail disposed within the electrically conductive housing; and
a latch assembly slidably coupled to the at least one rail, the latch assembly comprising:
1) at least one latch member movable from a first position to a second position that is displaced with respect to the first
position in the rearward direction,

2) at least one spring member having a first end operably coupled to the at least one latch member and a second end that is
in abutment with the housing, the at least one spring member providing a spring force that biases the at least one latch member
in a forward direction opposite the rearward direction, and

3) a pull tab operably connected to the at least one latch member, wherein the pull tab extends out the second end in the
rearward direction,

wherein a force applied to the pull tab in the rearward direction causes the at least one latch member to move from the first
position to the second position against the spring force, and removal of the applied force allows the spring force to cause
the at least one latch member to translate in the forward direction from the second position to the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,882,296

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

LOTES CO., LTD, Keelung ...

1. An electrical connector, comprising:
an insulating body provided with a plurality of receiving holes; and
a plurality of conductive terminals respectively received in the receiving holes, wherein each of the conductive terminals
comprises:

a plate portion along a vertical direction;
a first connecting portion and a second connecting portion formed by respectively bending and extending from a front side
and a rear side of the plate portion, the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion located on a same side
of a vertical plane where the plate portion is positioned;

a first elastic arm and a second elastic arm formed by respectively bending upward and extending from a top of the first connecting
portion and a top of the second connecting portion, the first elastic arm being used for upwardly urging against a chip module;
and

a third elastic arm and a fourth elastic arm formed by respectively bending downward and extending from a bottom of the first
connecting portion and a bottom of the second connecting portion, the third elastic arm being used for downwardly urging against
a circuit board,

wherein the first elastic arm, the second elastic arm, the third elastic arm and the fourth elastic arm all extend forward
to go beyond the second connecting portion, and when the chip module downwardly presses the first elastic arm, an end of the
first elastic arm urge against the second elastic arm, and an end of the third elastic arm urge against the fourth elastic
arm.

US Pat. No. 9,882,252

CONTROLLED BATTERY BOX

MAXON INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A battery container for battery temperature control, comprising:
a housing including an enclosure for receiving a battery, wherein at least a portion of the housing comprises a thermal insulation
material for insulating the interior of the enclosure against ambient temperature, and wherein the battery is a dedicated
battery; and

a temperature control element comprising an active temperature control element; and
a controller programmed to, in response to a first signal indicating battery temperature and a second signal indicating battery
state of charge, wherein battery state of charge is related to battery voltage, control the temperature control element to
maintain the battery temperature within a selected temperature range, wherein the active temperature control element comprises
a thermoelectric device, wherein the controller is programmed to operate the thermoelectric device to selectively provide
heating or cooling.

US Pat. No. 9,882,159

VOLTAGE-LIGHT CONVERSION DEVICE

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. A voltage-light conversion device comprising:
a first electrode on top of a substrate,
a second electrode,
a voltage-light conversion material adapted to perform a voltage-light conversion and arranged between the first electrode
and the second electrode,

a thin-film encapsulation for encapsulating at least the voltage-light conversion material, the encapsulation comprising a
first barrier layer formed over the second electrode and having a first barrier layer edge, a further layer formed over the
first barrier layer and having a further layer edge, and a second barrier layer formed over the further layer and having a
second barrier layer edge;

wherein the first and second barrier layers are inorganic and the further layer is a polymer,
wherein the thin-film encapsulation comprises an edge region between the edge of the first barrier layer and the edge of the
second barrier layer and within which the further layer edge of the further layer is present,

wherein the voltage-light conversation device further comprises a structured electrically conducting layer on the substrate,
at least one of the first and second electrodes being formed by or electrically connected to the structured conducting layer
where at least part of the electrically conducting layer is not covered by the thin-film encapsulation,

wherein the structured electrically conducting layer is structured by a groove comprising a structure edge in the edge region
of the thin-film encapsulation, and

wherein in the edge region at least a part of the structure edge of the groove of the structured electrically conducting layer
is not perpendicular to the layer edge of the further layer;

wherein the thin-film encapsulation follows the contours of the groove,
wherein the thin-film encapsulation reaches to the structured electrically conducting layer in the edge region; and
wherein the first barrier layer of the thin-film encapsulation directly contacts the substrate within the groove.

US Pat. No. 9,880,817

TOOL COMPILER

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A tool modelling apparatus comprising:
an input device; and
a processor connected to the input device, the processor being configured to
receive data from the input device informing the processor of predetermined running machine characteristics of a tool machine,
where the predetermined running machine characteristics embody at least a real operational state of the tool machine;

define a tool machine model based on the real operational state of the received predetermined running machine characteristics
so that the tool machine model comprises at least one of text, graphic, and software program, and wherein the tool machine
model describes the real operational state of the predetermined running machine characteristics of the tool machine and wherein
the tool machine model is automatically compiled into a detailed tool machine model including different running machine characteristics
different from and in addition to the received predetermined running machine characteristics, where the different running
machine characteristics embody at least the real operation state of the tool machine; and

automatically generate a document or a software program embodying the predetermined running machine characteristics of the
tool machine wherein the tool machine model is operable as an input for generating the document or the software program related
to the tool machine.

US Pat. No. 9,880,356

APPARATUS FOR COUPLING TO HIGH-INDEX MICRO-RESONATORS WITH TAPERED OPTICAL FIBERS

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF ...

1. A device comprising:
an optical fiber, the optical fiber having a central axis, a tapered portion, and an untapered portion, the tapered portion
configured to expose an evanescent field; and

an elongated waveguide optically coupled to the optical fiber along the tapered portion and disposed parallel to the central
axis of the optical fiber, the elongated waveguide having a substantially triangular cross section in a plane perpendicular
to the central axis of the optical fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,880,355

SPATIALLY MODULATED CLADDING MODE STRIPPER AND OPTICAL FIBER THEREWITH

CORACTIVE HIGH-TECH INC.,...

1. A spatially modulated cladding mode stripper comprising an optical fiber having an inner cladding of a first material,
and an outer cladding of a second material different from the first material, the outer cladding having a plurality of gaps
positioned between light guiding regions of the second material and along a length of the inner cladding, the light guiding
regions of the second material surrounding the inner cladding, and a plurality of light stripping regions coinciding with
the location of the gaps, the light stripping regions comprising light stripping material filling the plurality of gaps and
covering the inner cladding, the light stripping material being different from the second material, and forming a series of
light stripping regions alternating with the light guiding regions along a portion of the inner cladding.