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. 9,883,598

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. 9,883,615

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. 9,883,613

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. 9,881,126

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. 9,878,274

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. 9,883,606

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. 9,883,597

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. 9,883,620

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. 9,883,605

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. 9,883,604

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. 9,883,603

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. 9,881,805

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. 9,883,571

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. 9,883,618

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. 9,882,790

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. 9,883,619

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. 9,883,585

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. 9,883,575

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. 9,882,427

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. 9,883,573

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. 9,883,568

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. 9,883,567

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. 9,883,610

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. 9,883,586

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. 9,881,418

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. 9,883,566

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. 9,879,449

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. 9,879,378

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND PROCESS FOR DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF A SURFACE OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A process of obtaining a fabric, the process comprising:
obtaining an image of a paper product having a three-dimensional structure;
determining a pattern that corresponds to the three-dimensional structure of the paper product, the pattern being determined
by using an image analysis program that is stored in a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium to analyze the image
of the paper product; and

obtaining a fabric with a surface that approximates the pattern, the fabric being obtained by selecting a fabric that has
a pattern that is known to approximately correspond to the determined pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,878,694

STROKE SIMULATOR AND BUSH FOR STROKE SIMULATOR

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A stroke simulator comprising:
a hollow cylinder,
a simulator piston which is configured to be displaced in the cylinder by a hydraulic pressure generated by a hydraulic-pressure
generator according to a manipulation of a brake manipulator by a driver, and

a reaction-force generator for generating a reaction force corresponding to displacement of the simulator piston; and for
applying the reaction force to the simulator piston, as a brake reaction force to be applied to the brake manipulator;

wherein:
the reaction-force generator comprises a spring sheet member having a flange which is contacted by a shoulder portion of the
simulator piston, the spring sheet member further having a top wall portion spaced away from the flange in an axial direction
of the cylinder, the top wall portion disposed beyond a forwardmost end of the simulator piston in the axial direction, and
a bush which has a cylindrical shape and is configured to be elastically deformed in the axial direction by being pressed
by the top wall portion of the spring sheet member in response to displacement of the simulator piston;

two recesses or protrusions are formed on each of a first end portion and a second end portion of the bush, where the recesses
are recessed and the protrusions protrude in the axial direction, the first end portion is at one end of the bush, and the
second end portion is at another end of the bush;

the recesses or protrusions on the first end portion are formed in positions of the bush which are different in the axial
direction from positions of the recesses or protrusions on the second end portion; and

wherein the two recesses or protrusions on the first end portion are formed along a first straight line perpendicular to the
axial direction, and the two recesses or protrusions on the second end portion are formed along a second straight line perpendicular
to the axial direction and to the first straight line.

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. 9,877,678

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. 9,883,576

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. 9,883,558

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. 9,881,825

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. 9,881,234

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR END-TO-END OBJECT DETECTION

Baidu USA LLC., Sunnyval...

1. A method to detect an object in an image, the method comprising:
receiving an input image;
inputting the input image into a fully convolutional neural network (FCN) without requiring a pre-processing step to convert
the input image into a canonical size, the FCN comprising:

a series of convolution layers and pooling layers that generate feature maps; and
an upsampling layer that provides input to a first set of convolution layers to detect confidence scores and a second set
of convolution layers to detect position;

an output feature map that comprises confidence scores and corresponding positions;
converting the output feature map to bounding boxes, each bounding box being associated with a position in the input image
and a confidence score for containing the object within the bounding box; and

outputting a set of bounding boxes having confidence scores that meet a threshold level that classifies the object as being
contained in each bounding box.

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. 9,883,584

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. 9,883,479

GENERATING AND PUBLISHING VALIDATED LOCATION INFORMATION

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a cloud-based location provider and from a wireless access point, initial location information including a respective
location of each of a plurality of other wireless access points and data representative of respective distances between the
wireless access point and each of the plurality of other wireless access points;

determining, by the cloud-based location provider and based on the initial location information and location data stored at
a location information data store of the cloud-based location provider, a location of the wireless access point including
a latitude and a longitude, wherein the location data includes respective location data for each known wireless access point
from a plurality of known wireless access points, wherein one or more wireless access points from the plurality of other wireless
access points are included in the plurality of known wireless access points, and wherein the respective location data for
each known wireless access point includes a respective location of the known wireless access point and data representative
of a distance between the known wireless access point and at least one other known wireless access point from the plurality
of known wireless access points;

generating, by the cloud-based location provider, a tuple for the wireless access point, the tuple including a token, the
latitude, and the longitude, wherein the token includes a description of the location of the wireless access point;

storing, by the cloud-based location provider and in the location information data store, the tuple for the wireless access
point;

signing, by the cloud-based location provider, the tuple with a credential to form signed location information; and
communicating, by the cloud-based location provider and to the wireless access point, the signed location information.

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. 9,883,617

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. 9,882,953

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. 9,883,563

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. 9,878,909

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. 9,883,616

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. 9,883,599

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. 9,878,179

VISION SYSTEM FOR RADIOTHERAPY MACHINE CONTROL

ELEKTA AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. A system for controlling radiotherapy equipment in a treatment environment, the system comprising:
a connection to one or more image capture devices for obtaining images of objects located within the treatment environment;
and

a controller for:
receiving, from the one or more image capture devices, data indicating a position of one or more objects in the treatment
environment;

defining, based at least in part on the position data and a range of movement of the one or more of the objects estimated
before delivering a radiotherapy treatment, an exclusionary zone from which the radiotherapy equipment is excluded, the exclusionary
zone comprising a buffer at least partially surrounding one or more of the objects, wherein defining the exclusionary zone
further includes determining a surface normal distance for the buffer such that the exclusionary zone is sufficient to accommodate
the estimated range of movement of the one or more of the objects during treatment;

designing a radiotherapy treatment plan before delivering the radiotherapy treatment, wherein the radiotherapy treatment plan
excludes the equipment from entering into the exclusionary zone; and

directing the radiotherapy equipment to deliver the radiotherapy treatment according to the radiotherapy treatment plan.

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. 9,883,612

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. 9,883,579

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. 9,879,454

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. 9,883,607

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. 9,883,583

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. 9,883,560

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. 9,883,572

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. 9,880,313

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. 9,878,997

PYRROLIDINYL UREA, PYRROLIDINYL THIOUREA AND PYRROLIDINYL GUANIDINE COMPOUNDS AS TRKA KINASE INHIBITORS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound having the formula II
wherein:
the Y—B moiety and the NH2 moiety are in the trans configuration;

Ra, Rb, Rc and Rd are independently selected from H and (1-3C)alkyl;

R1 is (1-3C alkoxy)(1-6C)alkyl difluoro(1-6C)alkyl, or trifluoro(1-6C)alkyl;

R2 is H, F, or OH;

Y is a bond;
B is Ar1, or hetAr1;

Ar1 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from halogen, CF3, CF3O—, (1-4C)alkoxy, hydroxy(1-4C)alkyl, (1-6C)alkyl and CN; and

hetAr1 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, S and O, and optionally substituted
with 1-2 groups independently selected form (1-6C)alkyl, halogen, OH, CF3, NH2 and hydroxy(1-2C)alkyl.

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. 9,883,600

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. 9,883,574

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. 9,879,382

MULTI-PLY BATH TISSUE WITH TEMPORARY WET STRENGTH RESIN AND/OR A PARTICULAR LIGNIN CONTENT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A multi-ply bath tissue comprising:
(A) a percentage by weight of cellulosic microfibers; and
(B) a percentage by weight of wood pulp fibers, the multi-ply bath tissue having:
(a) sufficient temporary wet strength resin to provide an initial Finch Cup cross-machine direction (CD) wet tensile of from
about 2.5 to about 20 g/3 in. per pound of basis weight, the initial Finch Cup CD wet tensile decaying to less than 65% of
the initial value in less than 15 minutes after immersion of the tissue in water; and

(b) a caliper of at least 5 mils per 8 sheets per pound of basis weight, wherein at least one of the plies comprises:
(i) a plurality of fiber-enriched hollow domed regions having a relatively high basis weight;
(ii) a plurality of connecting regions having a relatively lower basis weight forming a network interconnecting the fiber-enriched
hollow domed regions of the sheet; and

(iii) a plurality of transition regions transitioning from the connecting regions into the fiber-enriched hollow domed regions.
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. 9,883,559

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. 9,881,420

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. 9,877,849

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. 9,883,263

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. 9,881,765

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SCANNING AN OBJECT

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A method for scanning an object with a charged particle beam, the method comprising:
repeating, for each pair of scan lines out of multiple pairs of scan lines, the stages of:
deflecting the charged particle beam along a first direction, thereby scanning the object along a first scan line of the pair
of scan lines;

collecting electrons emitted from the object during the scanning of the object along a majority of the first scan line;
deflecting the charged particle beam along a second direction that is normal to the first direction;
deflecting the charged particle beam along a third direction that is opposite to the first direction, thereby scanning the
object along a second scan line of the pair of scan lines;

collecting electrons emitted from the object during the scanning of the object along a majority of the second scan line;
deflecting the charged particle beam along the second direction that is normal to the third direction; and
forming an image of the object using detection signals generated during the scanning along the first scan line and the scanning
along the second scan line, wherein:

the image of the object is not formed using detection signals from a first portion of a first oscillation period that starts
at a beginning of the deflecting of the charged particle beam along the first direction, wherein a duration of the first portion
of the first oscillation period is greater than zero and less than ten percent of a duration of the first scan line;

the image of the object is formed using detection signals from a second portion of the first oscillation period that extends
from an end of the first portion of the first oscillation period to an end of the first oscillation period, wherein a duration
of the second portion of the first oscillation period is greater than zero;

the image of the object is formed using detection signals from a non-oscillation period of the first scan line that extends
from the end of the first oscillation period to an end of the first scan line, wherein a duration of the second portion of
the first oscillation period plus a duration of the non-oscillation period of the first scan line exceeds ninety percent of
the duration of the first scan line;

the image of the object is not formed using detection signals from a first portion of a second oscillation period that starts
at a beginning of the deflecting of the charged particle beam along the third direction, wherein a duration of the first portion
of the second oscillation period is greater than zero and less than ten percent of a duration of the second scan line;

the image of the object is formed using detection signals from a second portion of the second oscillation period that extends
from an end of the first portion of the second oscillation period to an end of the second oscillation period, wherein a duration
of the second portion of the first oscillation period is greater than zero; and

the image of the object is formed using detection signals from a non-oscillation period of the second scan line that extends
from the end of the second oscillation period to an end of the second scan line, wherein a duration of the second portion
of the second oscillation period plus a duration of the non-oscillation period of the second scan line exceeds ninety percent
of the duration of the second scan line.

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. 9,883,158

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND SOFTWARE FOR IMPROVED VIDEO DATA RECOVERY EFFECTIVENESS

VERINT AMERICAS INC., Al...

1. A method of operating a storage system, the method comprising:
splitting a data file into data segments for storage in non-contiguous slots of a storage device; and
generating a recovery header for storage with each of the data segments, wherein the recovery header comprises data segment
recovery information such that it is possible to, without any information from a file index, find and link the data segments
together from the non-contiguous slots to reconstruct the data file, wherein the recovery header comprises at least Magic
identifier (ID), Object ID, Sequence Number, and Chunk Size elements, wherein the Object ID comprises a Primary Object ID
and a Format ID, wherein the Format ID comprises a counter which increments each time a format of the storage device occurs,
and wherein the Primary Object ID comprises a counter that (a) resets to zero each time a format of the storage device occurs,
and (b) increases when a new object is stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,880,550

UPDATING OF A RECIPE FOR EVALUATING A MANUFACTURING STAGE OF AN ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT

APPLIED MATERIALS ISRAEL ...

1. A method for evaluating a recipe used to evaluate a plurality of electrical circuits that include microscopic structural
elements, the method executed by a computerized system and comprising:
generating or receiving, at a computer system, evaluation results that are indicative of an outcome of an evaluation process
of at least one manufacturing stage of at least one electrical circuit in the plurality of electrical circuits, wherein the
evaluation results differ from end of line (EOL) results and include a plurality of results generated from evaluation processes
that differ from each other by one or more setup parameters;

receiving or generating, at the computer system, EOL results relating to the at least one electrical circuit and that indicate
the existence of one or more physical defects of the at least one electrical circuit;

correlating, at the computer system, the evaluation results and the EOL results to provide correlation results; and
determining, at the computer system, whether to alter the recipe in response to the correlation results and, if it is determined
to alter the recipe, altering the recipe and using the altered recipe in future processes for evaluating a plurality of electrical
circuits that include microscopic elements.

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. 9,883,565

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. 9,883,602

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. 9,880,338

ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. An illumination device comprising:
a light guide plate configured to emit light from one surface of the light guide plate;
a light source disposed to face an edge face of the light guide plate, the light source having a plurality of LEDs juxtaposed
on a substrate in a peripheral edge direction of the light guide plate; and

a reflection sheet which is provided at a region facing the other surface of the light guide plate to reflect the light emitted
by the light source toward the light guide plate, wherein,

the reflection sheet has a first area facing the other surface of the light guide plate and a second area protruding beyond
the edge face from the first area,

for distances between the light source and a peripheral edge part of the reflection sheet, a distance between a middle part
of the light source in a peripheral edge direction of the light guide plate and a portion in the peripheral edge part of the
reflection sheet corresponding to the middle part of the light source is greater than a distance between end parts of the
light source in the peripheral edge direction of the light guide plate and portions in the peripheral edge part of the reflection
sheet corresponding to the end parts of the light source, so that a middle part of the reflection sheet has a distance from
the peripheral edge of the reflection sheet to the light source that is greater than a distance from end parts of the peripheral
edge of the reflection sheet to the light source, and

a total amount of light of an amount of a first light directly having entered the light guide plate from the light source
and an amount of a second light having entered the light guide plate from the light source through the second area of the
reflection sheet is uniform in the peripheral edge direction of the light guide plate.

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. 9,878,602

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. 9,878,446

DETERMINATION OF OBJECT-RELATED GRIPPING REGIONS USING A ROBOT

KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsb...

1. A method for determining at least one gripping region at an object, wherein the object is to be gripped by a gripper in
a gripping pose in the gripping region, which method includes the following steps:
a) defining an object coordinate system of the object, which is to be gripped by the gripper;
b) providing structural data of the object;
c) configuring at least one first gripping pose by positioning the gripper at the object;
d) specifying at least one additional gripping pose, wherein the specification of at least one additional gripping pose comprises
calculating at least one additional gripping pose in the object coordinate system of the object, wherein the calculation is
based on provided structural data of the object and on the at least one first gripping pose; and

e) determining a first gripping region in the object coordinate system of the object based on the at least first and the at
least additional gripping pose.

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. 9,883,268

LOUDSPEAKER MODULE

Goertek Inc., Weifang (C...

1. A loudspeaker module, comprising a housing, a loudspeaker unit being received in the housing, the loudspeaker unit being
electrically connected with a module external circuit via a cable, an end of the cable located in the interior of the module
being electrically connected with the loudspeaker unit, an end of the cable located external to the module being electrically
connected with the module external circuit, wherein a positioning slot is disposed at a position on the housing corresponding
to the cable in the interior of the module, the cable is restricted in the positioning slot, a hot melt line is disposed on
each of end faces of sidewalls on both sides of the positioning slot, and the hot melt lines, after being hot molten, encapsulate
the cable in the positioning slot.

US Pat. No. 9,880,173

PYRITE SHRINK-FILM LAMINATE AS A HYDROXYL RADICAL GENERATOR

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE O...

1. A hydroxyl radial generating device, comprising:
a substrate layer; and
an iron-containing or non-iron containing inorganic or organic layer that provides Fe2+ to react with H2O2 to produce •OH by Fenton chemistry,

wherein the hydroxyl radical generating device comprises one or more wells configured to retain a liquid sample.

US Pat. No. 9,880,162

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BIO-MATERIAL CONJUGATE USING TWO KINDS OF PARTICLE, AND MULTI-FUNCTIONAL BIO-MATERIAL CONJUGATE MANUFACTURED BY MEANS OF SAME

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. A method for manufacturing a bio-material conjugate, the method comprising:
coating a first nanoparticle with a protein, wherein the first nanoparticle has magnetic or fluorescent characteristics, and
the first nanoparticle is surface-modified with carboxylic acid;

adsorbing a second nanoparticle having metallic characteristics onto the protein; and
adsorbing a bio-material onto the second nanoparticle, wherein
the first nanoparticle has a size larger than that of the second nanoparticle,
the first nanoparticle has a size of 80 nanometers (nm) to 500 nm,
the first nanoparticle is at least one of a latex nanoparticle or a magnetic nanoparticle,
the protein is at least one selected from bovine serum albumin (BSA) or horseradish peroxidase (HRP), and
the bio-material is an antibody.

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. 9,883,031

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. 9,879,452

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. 9,882,448

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. 9,882,394

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. 9,880,887

METHOD, COMPUTER PROGRAM AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING COMPUTER RESOURCES OF A CLUSTER FOR EXECUTING A TASK SUBMITTED TO SAID CLUSTER

BULL SAS, Les Clays Sous...

1. A method of dynamically allocating computer resources of a cluster to optimize the execution of at least one task in response
to the at least one task being submitted to the cluster for processing, the dynamic allocation of computer resources of the
cluster being collectively controlled by a task manager module, an energy manager module, and a correlation system module,
the method comprising:
upon submission of the at least one task, receiving, by the correlation system module, hardware characteristics of the at
least one submitted task transmitted by the task manager module regarding a number of basic computation units and/or a memory
size necessary for the execution of the at least one submitted task and/or execution priority of the at least one submitted
task;

receiving, by the correlation system module, hardware and availability characteristics, transmitted by the task manager module,
of computer resources of at least one processing zone of the cluster;

receiving, by the correlation system module, energy state characteristics, transmitted by the energy manager module, of the
computer resources of the at least one processing zone of the cluster;

dynamically determining, by the correlation system module, a recommended placement of the at least one submitted task by correlating
the hardware characteristics of the at least one submitted task, the hardware and availability characteristics of the computer
resources of the at least one processing zone of the cluster, and the energy state characteristics of the computer resources
of the at least one processing zone of the cluster, against monitoring and control rules, wherein the monitoring and control
rules are user-configurable at least with respect to both an energy constraint parameter and a submission speed parameter
to indicate where precedence with respect to the energy constraint parameter and the submission speed parameter is given in
allocating resources for the at least one submitted task;

dynamically deriving, by the correlation system module, a recommended allocation list of the computer resources of the at
least one processing zone of the cluster for the execution of the at least one submitted task in the cluster, based on the
recommended placement of the at least one submitted task; and

transmitting, by the correlation system module, the recommended allocation list of the computer resources for the execution
of the at least one submitted task in the cluster to the task manager module for optimal processing.

US Pat. No. 9,879,698

NOSE CONE AND SHAFT BALANCING ASSEMBLY

ROLLS-ROYCE NORTH AMERICA...

1. A turbine machine comprising:
a rotatable shaft;
a nose cone having a central axis mounted to said rotatable shaft so that said central axis is axially aligned with said rotatable
shaft, said nose cone comprising a flange extending axially from a leading tip of said nose cone to a trailing edge at a base
of said nose cone and radially around said central axis, said flange having an outer surface defining an airflow path and
one or more apertures; and

a shaft balancing assembly comprising one or more balance weights positioned at least partially in said one or more apertures,
one or more of said balance weights being removable from said apertures while said nose cone is mounted to said shaft,

wherein said flange is formed with a thickness that does not vary by more than fifty percent from said leading tip of said
cone to said trailing edge of said flange, and wherein said shaft balancing assembly further comprises one or more alignment
modules, each module defining one or more bores, said one or more modules adhering to an inner surface of said flange and
being positioned so that each module bore is aligned with a flange aperture to thereby form an aligned pair of a flange aperture
and a module bore, each of said aligned pairs forming a recessed cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,879,601

GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENT ARRANGEMENT

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. An apparatus comprising
a cooled gas turbine engine component having an outer surface and an internal space for the conveyance of a relatively pressurized
cooling fluid,

a trench formed in the cooled gas turbine engine component having an upstream side disposed below and at an angle relative
to the outer surface of the cooled gas turbine engine component and a downstream side that intersects the upstream side of
the trench at a bottom of the trench, the downstream side being continuous without holes, and

a plurality of cooling holes configured to exit substantially perpendicular to the upstream side of the trench intermediate
the outer surface of the cooled gas turbine engine component and the bottom of the trench, each of the plurality of cooling
holes being j-hook shaped and including an upstream portion in proximity to the internal space, a downstream portion spaced
apart from the upstream portion and having an exit formed in the upstream side of the trench, and an intermediate curved portion
extending between the upstream portion and the downstream portion, and the downstream portion of each of the plurality of
cooling holes is spaced apart from the bottom of the trench.

US Pat. No. 9,883,450

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A network accessing method, comprising:
acquiring, by a mobile communication terminal, order information;
parsing, by the mobile communication terminal, the order information to acquire information of a visited place;
determining, by the mobile communication terminal, whether the public land mobile network (PLMN) network identifier of the
visited place is stored in an equivalent home public land mobile network (EHPLMN) list;

acquiring, by the mobile communication terminal, the PLMN network identifier of the visited place when it is determined that
the PLMN network identifier of the visited place is not stored in the EHPLMN list, and adding the PLMN network identifier
of the visited place to the EHPLMN list;

acquiring, by the mobile communication terminal, current geographic position information of the mobile communication terminal;
determining, by the mobile communication terminal, whether the current geographic location information of the mobile communication
terminal matches with the information of the visited place; and

performing, by the mobile communication terminal, network access according to the EHPLMN list when it is determined that the
current geographic position information of the mobile communication terminal matches with the information of the visited place,

wherein performing network access according to the EHPLMN list by the mobile communication terminal comprises:
searching network at the visited place by the mobile communication terminal that is moved to the visited place; and
when the PLMN of the visited place matching with a network identifier of the EHPLMN list is found at the visited place, establishing
a communication connection between the mobile communication terminal and the matched PLMN of the visited place.

US Pat. No. 9,881,734

ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATION AND/OR GENERATION SYSTEM INCLUDING AN ELECTRICAL INSULATION BETWEEN THE ELECTRICAL SOURCE AND THE LOAD

LABINAL POWER SYSTEMS, B...

1. A device comprising an AC rotary electric asynchronous machine having an electrical connection for applying an AC voltage
created at an output of a stationary controller converter to terminals of a stator of the asynchronous machine, wherein the
connection comprises a rotary transformer, the stationary controller converter being configured to servo-control the asynchronous
machine via the rotary transformer without having recourse to an actuator between the rotary transformer and the asynchronous
machine.

US Pat. No. 9,881,476

PROVIDING PREDICTIVE ALERTS FOR WORKPLACE SAFETY

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a system, one or more environmental measurements associated with a workplace;
receiving, by the system, one or more physiological measurements associated with a first worker,
the one or more physiological measurements being different from the one or more environmental measurements;
generating, by the system, a first safety score for the first worker based on the one or more environmental measurements and
the one or more physiological measurements;

generating, by the system and based on the first safety score, a second safety score for a second worker; and
providing, by the system and based on the second safety score, an instruction to equipment to at least one of:
shut down the equipment,
reboot the equipment,
reduce throughput or operating speed of the equipment,
reconfigure the equipment, or
power off a particular area of the workplace.

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. 9,880,348

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. 9,879,290

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. 9,883,490

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. 9,883,453

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TERMINAL TO CAMP ON CELL, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

5. A method for a terminal to camp on a cell, comprising:
acquiring, by a mobile terminal, a first signal of a serving cell and a second signal of a neighboring cell;
selecting, by the mobile terminal, a cell with an optimal signal value as an effective cell from one of the serving cell or
the neighboring cell when at least one of a first signal value of the serving cell or a second signal value of the neighboring
cell meets a standard access criterion;

selecting, by the mobile terminal, a cell signal value from each of the first signal value and the second signal value for
an estimation of a compensation value combination to obtain the effective cell when each of the first signal value and the
second signal value does not meet the standard cell access criterion; and

camping on the effective cell,
wherein the estimation of the compensation value combination comprises:
separately combining a corresponding compensation value with the second signal value to obtain a combined neighboring cell
signal value set, wherein the corresponding compensation value is preset in the mobile terminal;

selecting a greatest combined neighboring cell signal value with a greatest cell signal value from the combined neighboring
cell signal value set;

combining the corresponding compensation value with the first signal value to obtain a combined serving cell signal value;
and

either selecting, by the mobile terminal, the serving cell with a serving cell signal value that corresponds to the combined
serving cell signal value as the effective cell when the combined serving cell signal value is both greater than the greatest
combined neighboring cell signal value and meets the standard cell access criterion; or

selecting, by the mobile terminal, the neighboring cell with a neighboring cell signal value that corresponds to the greatest
combined neighboring cell signal value as the effective cell when the greatest combined neighboring cell signal value is both
greater than the combined serving cell signal value and meets the standard cell access criterion.

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. 9,879,675

ROTARY COMPRESSOR AND REFRIGERATING CYCLE APPARATUS

TOSHIBA CARRIER CORPORATI...

1. A rotary compressor comprising an electric motor portion and a compression mechanism portion joined to the electric motor
portion through a rotation axis in a sealed case, wherein
the compression mechanism portion comprises a main bearing and an auxiliary bearing pivotally supporting the rotation axis,
first and second cylinders between the main bearing and the auxiliary bearing, and an intermediate partition plate interposed
between the first and second cylinders,

the first cylinder comprises a first cylinder chamber, a first roller moving eccentrically within the first cylinder chamber,
and a first vane abutting the first roller and partitioning an inside of the first cylinder chamber into a first compression
chamber and a first intake chamber,

the second cylinder comprises a second cylinder chamber, a second roller moving eccentrically within the second cylinder chamber,
and a second vane abutting the second roller and partitioning an inside of the second cylinder chamber into a second compression
chamber and a second intake chamber,

the main bearing includes a first ring groove,
the auxiliary bearing includes a second ring groove,
the first vane is disposed by stacking first and second divided vanes in a height direction of the first cylinder, which is
an axis direction of the rotation axis,

the second vane is disposed by stacking third and fourth divided vanes in a height direction of the second cylinder, which
is the axis direction of the rotation axis,

where a height dimension of the first divided vane is H, a height dimension of the second divided vane is H, and a minute
gap between a height dimension of the first cylinder and a height dimension of the stacked first and second divided vanes
is L, a proportion of the minute gap L to the height dimension H per one divided vane is set to satisfy an expression (1)
below, and

where a height dimension of the third divided vane is H, a height dimension of the fourth divided vane is H, and a minute
gap between a height dimension of the second cylinder and a height dimension of the stacked third and fourth divided vanes
is L, a proportion of the minute gap L to the height dimension H per one divided vane is set to satisfy the expression (1)
below,

0.001

US Pat. No. 9,882,337

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LASER MODULE, AND LASER MODULE PACKAGE

KOREA ELECTRONICS TECHNOL...

1. A method for manufacturing a laser module comprising the steps of:
(a1) setting linear axes orthogonal to each other as axis 1, axis 2, and axis 3, wherein a direction of axis 1 is a direction of light propagation;

(a2) setting rotation axes of the linear axes as axis 1R, axis 2R and axis 3R, respectively;

(a3) attaching an optical element to a mount jig, wherein attaching the optical element to the mount jig completes an alignment
of the axis 1R;

(b) fixing said mount jig to an optical alignment system, wherein the optical alignment system is a 3-axis alignment configured
to align axis 1, axis 2, and axis 3R;

(c) arranging said mount jig fixed to said optical alignment system on an upper side of a base member;
(d) aligning the optical element by using said optical alignment system;
(e) letting said mount jig be in close contact with said base member;
(f) performing laser welding so that said base member is fixed to said mount jig; and
(g) removing said optical alignment system.

US Pat. No. 9,881,943

HOLLOWED ELECTRONIC DISPLAY

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:
providing a mask associated with a plurality of layers in an electronic display, wherein the plurality of layers comprises
a color filter (CF) layer and a thin film transistor (TFT) layer;

forming a hollow corresponding to the mask within a CF substrate associated with the CF layer, and a TFT substrate associated
with the TFT layer to create a hollowed substrate, the hollowed substrate comprising a hollowed CF substrate and a hollowed
TFT substrate;

distributing a plurality of colors on the hollowed CF substrate;
distributing a plurality of thin film transistors on the hollowed TFT substrate;
distributing a plurality of row and column electrodes corresponding to the plurality of thin film transistors such that each
row and column electrode in the plurality of row and column electrodes interrupted by the hollow circumvents the hollow;

combining the CF layer and the TFT layer to obtain the electronic display, wherein the electronic display comprises the hollow;
and

disposing a sensor inside the hollow.

US Pat. No. 9,880,606

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WAKE-UP CONTROL OF INTELLIGENT TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method of waking up a terminal, the method comprising:
receiving a first indication sent from a first software application of the terminal, the first indication indicating a first
time for waking up the terminal to connect to a first network server, the first indication being received before the first
time, the first time being able to be delayed until a maximum first time;

receiving a second indication sent from a second software application of the terminal, the second indication indicating a
second time for waking up the terminal to connect to a second network server, the second indication being received before
the second time, the second time being able to be delayed until a maximum second time;

when the second time is equal to or larger than the first time, and the second time is equal to or less than the maximum first
time, replacing the first time with the second time;

receiving a third indication sent from a third software application of the terminal, the third indication indicating a third
time for waking up the terminal to connect to a third network server, the third indication being received before the third
time, the third time being able to be delayed until a maximum third time; and

when the third time is equal to or larger than the second time, and the third time is equal to or less than each of the maximum
first time and the maximum second time, waking up the terminal in accordance with the third time to connect to the first network
server, the second network server and the third network server.

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. 9,878,042

LIPID FORMULATIONS FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS TO SOLID TUMORS

Protiva Biotherapeutics, ...

1. A nucleic acid-lipid particle comprising:
(a) a nucleic acid;
(b) a cationic lipid comprising from 50 mol % to 60 mol % of the total lipid present in the particle;
(c) a non-cationic lipid comprising from 35 mol % to 45 mol % of the total lipid present in the particle, wherein the non-cationic
lipid comprises a mixture of a phospholipid and cholesterol or a derivative thereof; and

(d) a conjugated lipid that inhibits aggregation of particles comprising from 5 mol % to 10 mol % of the total lipid present
in the particle, wherein the conjugated lipid comprises a polyethyleneglycol (PEG)-lipid conjugate, and wherein the PEG has
an average molecular weight of from 550 daltons to 1000 daltons.

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. 9,883,594

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. 9,883,207

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE COUPLED PRE-PROCESSING AND POST-PROCESSING FILTERS FOR VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a video encoder for encoding input data for a picture into a resultant bitstream, wherein said video encoder comprises a pre-filter
and a post-filter coupled to the pre-filter, wherein said pre-filter filters the input data for the picture and the post-filter
filters in-loop reconstructed data for the picture,

wherein at least one of filter coefficients and filter parameters for at least one of the pre-filter and the post-filter are
selected responsive to at least one of a resolution, a local gradient, and a gradient direction, wherein gradient is a difference
between pixels being pre-filtered, and adaptation is made discrete by partitioning a gradient strength, gradient direction
and gradient variance into disjoint ranges and applying fixed filters for different ranges, and

wherein a Lagrangian parameter for luminance and chrominance in the video encoder's rate-distortion optimizer is a function
of the coding efficiency of the pre-filter and the post-filter; and

wherein the pre-filter and post-filter are implemented with a lifting scheme and adaptation is embedded therein by changing
values of a diagonal matrix, obtained by performing singular value decomposition on a fixed pre-filter transform matrix, such
that values of the diagonal matrix can be reversed at a decoder.

US Pat. No. 9,882,606

HYBRID GUIDED SURFACE WAVE COMMUNICATION

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, W...

1. A guided surface wave receive node, comprising:
a guided surface wave receive structure configured to obtain electrical energy from a guided surface wave traveling along
a terrestrial medium, the guided surface wave being generated by a guided surface waveguide probe, the guided surface wave
comprising an embedded message;

an electrical load coupled to the guided surface wave receive structure, the electrical load being experienced as a load at
an excitation source coupled to the guided surface waveguide probe; and

a communications transceiver configured to establish a communications channel via a different message mechanism from the embedded
message.

US Pat. No. 9,882,007

HANDLE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR-ON-DIAMOND WAFERS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

RFHIC Corporation, Anyan...

1. A composite wafer comprising:
a semiconductor-on-diamond wafer comprising at least one layer of single-crystal semiconductor and at least one layer of diamond;
a carrier plate that includes diamond material; and
an adhesive disposed between said semiconductor-on-diamond wafer and said carrier plate;
wherein said at least one layer of diamond is proximal to said carrier plate,
wherein said carrier plate comprises a material having a coefficient of linear thermal expansion a at 20° C. in at least one
plane of no more than 10.0×10?6 K?1,

wherein said adhesive comprises a material having a melting point higher than 1000° C.,
wherein said adhesive is capable of withstanding a temperature change of at least 900° C. in no more than 1.5 minutes while
maintaining bonding between the semiconductor-on-diamond wafer and the carrier plate,

wherein an exposed surface of single-crystal semiconductor has a surface flatness of lower than 30 ?m over a total area of
the exposed surface of single-crystal semiconductor,

wherein the composite wafer has a bow of no more than 30 ?m over the total area of the composite wafer,
wherein the composite wafer has a thickness variation of no more than 30 ?m over the total area of the composite wafer,
wherein the composite wafer has a longest linear dimension of at least 120 mm, and
wherein said at least one layer of single-crystal semiconductor comprises at least one semiconductor selected from the group
containing gallium nitride, aluminum nitride, and indium nitride.

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. 9,879,957

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. 9,879,450

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. 9,878,951

HOLLOW-CORE ARTICLES AND COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. An article of manufacture having a body prepared from a composite material,
wherein
the body comprises one or more interior ducts or channels exhibiting one or more surfaces capable of fluid communication with
an exterior of the body, and

the composite material comprises:
a plurality of bonding elements, wherein each bonding element comprises: a core comprising primarily calcium silicate, a silica-rich
first or inner layer, and a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer; and

filler particles comprising coarse filler particles and/or fine filler particles, wherein the plurality of bonding elements
and the plurality of filler particles together form one or more bonding matrices and the bonding elements and the filler particles
are substantially evenly dispersed therein and bonded together,

wherein the article is a hollow core slab having a longitudinal dimension from about 4 m to about 250 m, a transverse dimension
from about 0.5 m to about 2 m, and a thickness from about 10 cm to about 50 cm.

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. 9,877,802

CIRCUMFERENTIAL MATRIX BAND

Dentsply Sirona Inc., Yo...

1. A dental matrix band comprising:
a band having a first end and a second end, wherein the band is folded over with the first end and second end generally aligned,
and wherein a portion of the band adjacent the first and second ends form opposed facing band portions in contact with one
another, and another portion of the band forms a looped band having a circumference;

a stationary toggle secured to the band at the first and second ends with the stationary toggle stationary with respect to
the band;

at least two or more generally vertical rows of perforations located opposite one another along the opposed facing band portions
in contact with one another; and

a movable toggle formed over the band, wherein the movable toggle is configured to slide over the opposed facing band portions
in contact with one another to a position on the band located between the two or more generally vertical rows of perforations
and the looped band, and wherein the movable toggle is a molded structure encircling the band and providing a slidable interference
fit with the band, whereby sliding of the movable toggle away from the first and second ends causes the circumference of the
looped band to reduce in size,

wherein the perforations are a point of tearing of the matrix band before restoration when the stationary toggle is in place
and the movable toggle is between the two or more generally vertical rows of perforations and the looped band.

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. 9,883,577

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. 9,883,569

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. 9,878,181

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COMPUTING PHYSICAL AND/OR RADIOBIOLOGICAL QUANTITIES INDUCED BY AN ION BEAM IN A VOLUME

Instituto Nazionale Di Fi...

1. A method for computing a physical or a radiobiological quantity representing an effect induced in a volume by an ion beam
entering said volume, said method comprising the steps of:
a) providing a reference ion beamlet representing an elementary ion beam and providing a phantom;
b) determining in said phantom, by executing instructions embodied on a machine readable medium, a distribution of a linearly-superposable
quantity representing a linearly-superposable effect induced by said reference ion beamlet entering said phantom;

c) approximating, by executing instructions embodied on a machine readable medium, said ion beam as a weighted superposition
of ion beamlets,

i) one of said ion beamlets being a roto-translated ion beamlet that is obtained by applying a roto-translation operation
to said reference ion beamlet, a roto-translation operation comprising an operation of at least one of rotation or translation,

ii) said weighted superposition comprising weight coefficients;
d) applying, by executing instructions embodied on a machine readable medium, the roto-translation operation of step c)i)
to the distribution of a linearly-superposable quantity of step b) for obtaining a roto-translated distribution of the linearly-superposable
quantity representing an effect induced by the roto-translated ion beamlet of step c)i); and

e) performing, by executing instructions embodied on a machine readable medium, a weighted superposition comprising the roto-translated
distribution of previous step d), and weight coefficients of step c)ii), for obtaining said physical or radiobiological quantity.

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. 9,882,736

REMOTE SOUND GENERATION FOR A HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. A method for sound generation based on remotely-enforced rules, the method comprising:
receiving, by a home automation host system, a rule definition for a rule, the rule defining a sound event to be remotely
output in response to an occurrence of a home automation event, wherein the sound event indicates a sound;

monitoring, by the home automation host system, home automation data received from one or more home automation devices for
the home automation event;

in response to receiving home automation data indicative of the home automation event, executing, by the home automation host
system, the rule based on the rule definition;

transmitting, by a low power wireless network interface of the home automation host system, to a sound generation device,
a sound execution message comprising an identifier indicative of the sound, wherein:

the sound corresponds to a local audio file stored by the sound generation device; and
the sound generation device stores a data storage arrangement that links the local audio file with the identifier; and
transmitting, by the home automation host system, to the sound generation device, via a low power wireless network, a local
disablement indicator as a parameter of the sound execution message, wherein the local disablement indicator defines whether
physical user input provided to the sound generation device is permitted to disable output of the local audio file.

US Pat. No. 9,881,393

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND TERMINAL DEVICE FOR DETERMINING COLOR OF INTERFACE CONTROL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method for determining a color of pixels for an interface control displayed on a desktop wallpaper on a screen, wherein
the method comprises:
acquiring, by a processor, a target image block within the desktop wallpaper on the screen according to at least one display
characteristic of the interface control, wherein the target image block comprises at least one pixel, and wherein the display
characteristic is taken from the group consisting of:

a position of the interface control on the screen, and
a size of the interface control;
acquiring, by the processor, a color value for each pixel of the target image block; and
determining, by the processor, a color value for each pixel in the interface control,
wherein the color value for each pixel in the interface control is determined using a color value from the color value for
each pixel of the target image block.

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. 9,878,892

VERTICAL BEVERAGE DISPENSING MANIFOLDS, DISPENSERS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF DISPENSING A BEVERAGE

PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase,...

1. A vertical dispensing manifold for dispensing a beverage, the vertical dispensing manifold comprising:
an input port for receiving a base liquid;
a vertical shaft coupled to the input port, the vertical shaft comprising a hollow interior defined by an interior surface
of a sidewall of the vertical shaft and a plurality of orifices for introducing ingredients into the hollow interior, where
each orifice is formed in the sidewall of the vertical shaft and defines an opening on the interior surface of the sidewall
that is in communication with the hollow interior of the vertical shaft; and

a dispensing nozzle coupled to the vertical shaft for dispensing a combination of the base liquid and one or more ingredients;
wherein the hollow interior of the vertical shaft defines a vertical flow path for the flow of the base liquid from the input
port, through the vertical shaft to combine with one or more ingredients, and to the dispensing nozzle, and

wherein at least two of the openings on the interior surface of the sidewall are arranged vertically in a staggered configured
on the interior surface.

US Pat. No. 9,882,458

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STATOR WINDING OF AN ELECTRIC MACHINE, IN PARTICULAR AN AC GENERATOR

SEG Automotive Germany Gm...

1. A method for producing a stator winding (18) of an electrical machine (10), the method comprising:
providing a number (n) of phase windings (120, 121, 122, 123, 124), each one of the phase windings having a plurality of partial phase windings (120a, 121a, 122a, 123a, 124a; 120b, 121b, 122b, 123b, 124b; 120c, 121c, 122c, 123c, 124c; 120d, 121d, 122d, 123d, 124d), each one of the plurality of partial phase windings (120a, 121a, 122a, 123a, 124a; 120b, 121b, 122b, 123b, 124b; 120c, 121c, 122c, 123c, 124c; 120d, 121d, 122d, 123d, 124d) having a plurality of directly successive wound coils (82), the plurality of directly successive wound coils (82) including at least a first coil (82.1) and a second coil (82.2), each one of the first and second coils (82.1, 82.2) having respective coil sides (88) and coil side connectors (91);

providing a shaping tool (100) with a lower part (101) including slots (105) and an upper part (102) including slots (106), said slots of the respective lower and upper parts (101, 102) being situated opposite one another, such that the slot pairs (105, 106) situated opposite one another form respective common spaces, each of the common spaces being adapted to receive one of the
plurality of directly successive wound coils (82);

positioning a first coil (82.1a) from a first one of the plurality of partial phase windings (120a), including all the coil sides (88.1a, 88.2a, 88.3a, 88.4a) thereof, in one of the common spaces formed by a first one of the slot pairs (105, 106);

positioning a second coil (82.2a) from the first one of the plurality of partial phase windings (120a), including all the coil sides (88.1a, 88.2a, 88.3a, 88.4a) thereof, in another one of the common spaces formed by a second one of the slot pairs (105, 106) such that the number of slots (105, 106) between the first coil (82.1a) and the second coil (82.2a) of the first one of the plurality of partial phase windings (120a) is one less than the number (n) of phase windings of the stator winding (18);

positioning an other first coil (82.1b) from an additional one of the plurality of partial phase windings (120b), including all the coil sides (88.1b, 88.2b, 88.3b, 88.4b) thereof, into the one of the common spaces formed by the first one of the slot pairs (105, 106) alongside the first coil (82.1a) of the first one of the plurality of partial phase windings (120a); and

displacing the upper part (102) relative to the lower part (101).

US Pat. No. 9,881,546

TWO-PIN LED PIXEL-CONTROLLED LIGHT STRING SYSTEM

Semisilicon Technology Co...

1. A two-pin LED pixel-controlled light string system comprising:
a controller;
a plurality of data capture converters, each of the data capture converters electrically connected to the controller respectively;
a plurality of power lines connected to the data capture converters; and
a plurality of two-pin LED pixel-controlled light string sets connected to the power lines and electrically connected to the
data capture converter respectively,

wherein the data capture converter comprises:
a number-setting circuit,
wherein the controller sends a picture signal to the data capture converters; each of the number-setting circuits is used
to set a number of the data capture converter; according to the number, the data capture converter captures a captured part
of the picture signal; the data capture converter converts the captured part of the picture signal to obtain a light signal;
the data capture converter sends the light signal through the power line to the two-pin LED pixel-controlled light string
set that the two-pin LED pixel-controlled light string set is in accordance with and electrically connected to the data capture
converter, to drive the two-pin LED pixel-controlled light string set to light; each of the two-pin LED pixel-controlled light
string sets lighting together forms a picture representing the picture signal.

US Pat. No. 9,878,346

DEVICE FOR COATING REGIONS OF A MEDICAL IMPLANT

Heraeus Medical GmbH, We...

1. A device for coating at least regions of a medical implant, the device comprising:
a container having an opening for introduction and removal of the medical implant, the container containing a powder comprising
at least one pharmaceutically active substance or one bone growth-promoting substance;

a transfer means arranged above the powder, the transfer means being configured to transfer a liquid to the medical implant,
the liquid being contained in the transfer means;

a membrane arranged below the transfer means and above the powder, the membrane sealing the powder in the container; and
a wiper arranged in a region of the opening above the transfer means, the wiper being separate from the transfer means,
wherein the powder is transferred to the medical implant through contacting it with the medical implant, and
wherein the wiper is disc-shaped and includes at least one notch that connects a top and a bottom of the wiper.

US Pat. No. 9,883,245

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENABLING A USER TO GENERATE A PLAN TO ACCESS CONTENT USING MULTIPLE CONTENT SERVICES

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method of facilitating access to items of content, the method comprising:
receiving one or more constraints with respect to accessing items of content specified by a user via a graphical user interface;
receiving user input defining a watchlist that includes a set of specific items of content selected by the user and a viewing
priority for each specific item of content in the set of specific items of content;

generating an access plan based in part on the one or more constraints and the watchlist, the generating of the access plan
including:

ranking one or more digital media services based at least in part on a total number of specific items of content from the
watchlist that are made available through each digital media service of the one or more digital media services and the viewing
priority for each specific item of content; and

selecting at least one of the one more digital media services for inclusion in the access plan based on the ranking; and
causing presentation of a graphical user interface enabling a user to accept the access plan.

US Pat. No. 9,883,205

METHOD OF INTER-VIEW RESIDUAL PREDICTION WITH REDUCED COMPLEXITY IN THREE-DIMENSIONAL VIDEO CODING

HFI INNOVATION INC., Zhu...

1. A method of residual prediction in a three-dimensional (3D) or multi-view coding system, the method comprising:
receiving input data associated with a current block of a current picture in a current dependent view;
when a residual prediction mode is enabled and the current block is coded using uni-prediction,
generating a residual signal for the current block based on only list 0 reference data or list 1 reference data; and
generating a residual predictor using only the list 0 reference data or the list 1 reference data according to a first residual
generation process; and

when the residual predication mode is enabled and the current block is coded using bi-prediction,
generating the residual signal for the current block based on both the list 0 reference data and list 1 reference data; and
generating the residual predictor from a list 0 residual predictor and a list 1 residual predictor, wherein the list 0 residual
predictor is generated using the list 0 reference data of the current block according to a second residual generation process,
and the list 1 residual predictor is generated using the list 1 reference data of the current block according to a third residual
generation process;

encoding or decoding of the current block by applying the residual prediction to the residual signal of the current block
using the residual predictor; and

wherein the first residual generation process, the second residual generation process and the third residual generation process
all include at least one of same data clipping process and same reference picture selection process.

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. 9,880,441

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. 9,878,980

HETERODIMERS OF GLUTAMIC ACID

Molecular Insight Pharmac...

1. A compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

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. 9,883,561

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. 9,882,353

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. 9,880,095

LASER BASED SYSTEM FOR BITUMEN CONTENT DETERMINATION, E.G., USING DISCRETE WAVELENGTH SPECTROSCOPIC ANALYSIS

CiDRA Corporate Services,...

1. A laser-based system for bitumen content determination of an ore sample, comprising:
a laser combination having discrete lasers configured to illuminate the ore sample with discrete laser wavelengths of light
specifically targeting and corresponding to a reflectance band and an adjacent absorption band of bitumen;

a detector combination having narrow band optical filters and detectors centered at the discrete laser wavelengths of light
and configured to

detect spectral reflectances reflected off the ore sample corresponding to the reflectance band and the adjacent absorption
band of bitumen, and

provide signaling containing information about the spectral reflectances detected; and
a signal processor configured to
receive the signaling; and
determine corresponding signaling containing information about a bitumen content of the ore sample by comparing the spectral
reflectances detected and associated with the reflectance band and the adjacent absorption band using a 2-band spectroscopic
analysis of specifically targeted discrete laser wavelengths of light in combination with narrow band filtering of unwanted
light, based at least partly on the signaling received.

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. 9,878,356

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. 9,882,887

SINGLE SIGN-ON FOR MANAGED MOBILE DEVICES

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying a program executable in a client device, the program, when executed
by the client device, being configured to cause the client device to at least:
send an access request to a service provider;
receive a redirection from the service provider to an identity provider;
send an identity assertion request to the identity provider based at least in part on the redirection;
receive a response from the identity provider, the response requesting authentication by a management credential, the management
credential corresponding to a secure certificate or a Kerberos profile;

obtain the management credential from a device management application executed in the client device, wherein the device management
application enforces at least one compliance rule on the client device, a device management service configures the device
management application over a network to enforce the at least one compliance rule, the device management application obtains
the management credential over the network from the device management service, and the device management application is in
an authenticated state with the device management service in order to obtain the management credential;

send data associated with the management credential to the identity provider;
receive an identity assertion from the identity provider based at least in part on the data associated with the management
credential; and

authenticate with the service provider by way of the identity assertion.

US Pat. No. 9,882,003

DEVICE AND SYSTEM OF A SILICON CONTROLLED RECTIFIER (SCR)

TOWER SEMICONDUCTOR LTD.,...

1. A silicon controlled rectifier (SCR) comprising a metal-oxide-semiconductor field-effect transistor (MOSFET), the MOSFET
comprising:
a gate;
an N-type source region comprising a heavily doped region and a Lightly Doped Drain(LDD) region comprising light N-type doping;
a non-LDD N-type drain region; and
a P-Well region extending between said N-type source region and said non-LDD N-type drain region, and extending between said
non-LDD N-type drain region and a drain region of said gate, the LDD region extending between said P-well region and a source
region of said gate, said LDD region is in direct contact with the source region of said gate.

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. 9,878,904

MEMS SENSOR WITH ELECTRONICS INTEGRATION

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A microelectromechanical sensor device comprising:
a backing wafer;
a sensing wafer attached to the backing wafer;
a topping wafer attached to the sensing wafer opposite the backing wafer;
a connection layer attached on a surface of the topping wafer opposite the sensing wafer, the connection layer comprising:
a first dielectric layer attached to the surface of the topping wafer opposite the sensing wafer;
a first metal trace layer attached to the first dielectric layer opposite the topping wafer; and
a second dielectric layer attached to the first metal trace layer opposite the first dielectric layer, wherein the second
dielectric layer contains one or more openings configured to provide electrical connection;

at least one integrated circuit component, the at least one integrated circuit component bonded to the connection layer and
electrically connected to the first metal trace layer;

one or more bonds connecting the at least one integrated circuit component to the sensing wafer; and
a housing, wherein the backing wafer is attached to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,878,741

SENSOR ARRANGEMENT ON A STEERING COLUMN OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A sensor arrangement on a steering column of a motor vehicle, comprising:
at least two sensors for redundant capture of the torque applied to the steering column and/or for capture of the rotation
angle of the steering column,

wherein the sensors of the sensor arrangement are connected to a power supply via electrical lines and each of the sensors
transmits data to a controller via a signal line,

wherein the signal lines from at least two sensors are connected to the controller via a common data line, and each sensor
is individually actuated by the controller via the data line and the signal line in response to a signal from the controller
prompting the addressed sensor to output its data to the controller via the signal line and the data line.

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. 9,882,772

NETWORK ELEMENT AND A CONTROLLER FOR MANAGING THE NETWORK ELEMENT

CORIANT OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A network element for a software-defined network, the network element comprising:
a data transfer interface comprising one or more egress ports that connect to data transfer links of the software-defined
network so as to transmit data to the software-defined network, and one or more ingress ports that connect to the data transfer
links of the software-defined network so as to receive data from the software-defined network; and

a processing system for implementing a forwarding-section for maintaining a configuration system enabling the network element
to operate as a part of the software-defined network, the configuration system comprising interconnected look-up tables that
define actions to be carried out when managing the data received from the software-defined network,

wherein the processing system comprises one or more processor circuits adapted to implement a control-section for:
constructing the interconnected look-up tables of the configuration system on the basis of a first portion of configuration
data received from the software-defined network,

addressing at least a second portion of the configuration data to at least one first other network element of the software-defined
network, the second portion of the configuration data comprising data for configuring two or more other network elements including
the first other network element,

delivering at least the second portion of the configuration data to the forwarding-section so as to transmit at least the
second portion of the configuration data to the first other network element in accordance with the configuration system constructed
on the basis of the first portion of the configuration data,

wherein group information, identifying the first other network element to be configured with the aid of the configuration
data, is read from the configuration data, and

at least the second portion of the configuration data is addressed to the first other network element on the basis of the
group information.

US Pat. No. 9,882,759

MULTIPLE RECEIVERS IN AN OFDM/OFDMA COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Neocific, Inc., Bellevue...

1. A frame detection method performed by a wireless device having a plurality of receivers, each receiver coupled to an antenna
and configured to receive a signal transmitted by a same transmitting device using a frame structure comprising a plurality
of frames, the signal transmitted via a propagation channel, wherein a frame of the plurality of frames comprises a plurality
of subframes and a subframe comprises a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols, the frame
detection method comprising:
selecting a group of OFDM signals received by the plurality of receivers, wherein each of the selected group of OFDM signals
is selected based on side information comprising a spatial correlation coefficient;

producing a group of cost functions, wherein each cost function is related to a differential envelope associated with one
of the selected group of OFDM signals; and

applying a set of criteria to each of the group of cost functions, wherein results from applying the set of criteria are used,
at least in part, to determine a timing of a frame of the plurality of frames.

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. 9,879,677

VACUUM PUMP

Edwards Limited, Burgess...

1. A multi-stage vacuum pump comprising:
first and second half-shell stator components defining a plurality of pumping chambers for assembly together along respective
longitudinal faces;

first and second end stator components for assembly at respective end faces of the first and second half-shell stator components;
gaskets for location in longitudinal recesses of the respective longitudinal faces for sealing between the first and second
half-shell stator components when assembled together; and

O-rings for location in annular channels counter-sunk in the respective end faces for sealing between the first and second
end stator components and the first and second half-shell stator components when assembled;

wherein the annular channels intersect the longitudinal recesses at respective intersections and each longitudinal recess
comprises a stop fixed relative to the intersection, and the gasket and the longitudinal recess are configured such that when
the gasket is located in the recess and not under compression during assembly the gasket is biased towards the intersection
against the stop for locating an end portion of the gasket relative to said intersection.

US Pat. No. 9,878,851

PICK AND PASS CONVEYOR WITH FULLY ROTATABLE TRANSMISSIONS

Intelligrated Headquarter...

1. A pick and pass sortation system for selectively conveying articles thereon, the pick and pass sortation system comprising:
a plurality of conveyors, each comprising a respective conveying surface movable in a first direction for discharging articles
therefrom and movable in a second direction for receiving articles thereon; and

at least one conveying section comprising a central hub interposed between ends of the plurality of conveyors for receiving
articles thereon from any of the plurality of conveyors and for discharging conveyed articles thereon onto any of the plurality
of conveyors extending therefrom, the at least one conveying section comprising a plurality of powered output drives with
each outputting linear motion and each rotatably secured to the at least one conveying section to define a powered section
conveying surface for transmitting power and linear motion to conveyed articles thereon, each powered output drive directionally
rotatable around a respective axis of rotation perpendicular to the powered section conveying surface, and each powered output
drive rotatable around their respective axis of rotation from a first orientation for conveying articles in a first direction
in response to the outputted linear motion to a second orientation for conveying articles in a second direction in response
to the rotational orientational change in outputted linear motion, wherein the second direction is any direction on the powered
section conveying surface up to a full 360 degrees of direction from the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,878,556

VALVE

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A valve, comprising:
an orifice plate having multiple orifices through which a gas may flow;
a piezo-electric element associated with each orifice, each element having a face positioned to contact the orifice plate
at the associated orifice, each element having a first state in which the face abuts the plate to prevent flow of the gas
through the associated orifice and a second state in which the face is spaced from the plate to allow flow of the gas through
the associated orifice, the face to move linearly in a direction perpendicular to the orifice plate between the first and
second states; and

a controller for selectively applying a first voltage to the elements to cause the elements to adopt the first state and for
selectively applying a second voltage to the elements to cause the elements to adopt the second state.

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. 9,883,596

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. 9,881,856

MOLDED INTELLIGENT POWER MODULE

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. An intelligent power module (IPM) for driving a motor, the IPM comprising:
a first, second, third and fourth die paddles separated from each other, the first, second, third and fourth die paddles being
arranged in a sequence and being substantially along a line;

a first transistor attached to the first die paddle;
a second transistor attached to the second die paddle;
a third transistor attached to the third die paddle;
a fourth, fifth, and sixth transistors attached to the fourth die paddle;
a low voltage integrated circuit (IC) disposed adjacent the second die paddle, the low voltage IC being electrically connected
to the first, second and third transistors;

a high voltage IC disposed adjacent the fourth die paddle, the high voltage IC being electrically connected to the fourth,
fifth, and sixth transistors;

a plurality of leads; and
a molding encapsulation enclosing the first, second, third, and fourth die paddles, the first, second, third, fourth, fifth,
and sixth transistors, the low voltage IC and the high voltage IC;

wherein the plurality of leads are partially embedded in the molding encapsulation.

US Pat. No. 9,880,501

LIQUID ELECTRO-PHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A printer, comprising:
a photoconductor;
a charging device;
a photoimaging device;
multiple developers each to apply an LEP ink to the photoconductor;
a single discharging device; and
a controller including a memory and a processor operatively connected to the memory to execute programming thereon that includes
instructions for:

the charging device charging the photoconductor;
the photoimaging device discharging select areas of the photoconductor to form a first latent image in a pattern corresponding
to a first ink image;

a first developer applying a first ink to the photoconductor to form the first ink image;
the charging device charging the photoconductor and just an outer layer of the first ink image;
the photoimaging device discharging select areas of the photoconductor and the first ink image to form a second latent image
in a pattern corresponding to a second ink image; and

a second developer applying a second ink to the photoconductor to form the second ink image overlapping at least part of the
first ink image;

wherein the single discharging device discharges:
the photoconductor and an outer region of the first ink image after application of the first ink to the photoconductor, while
an inner region of the first ink image remains charged; and

the photoconductor, the first ink image, and the second ink image after application of the second ink to the photoconductor.

US Pat. No. 9,880,448

SYSTEM FOR PARALLAX CORRECTION

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A system for parallax correction, comprising:
a first lens having a first pin extending radially therefrom;
a second lens positioned parallel to the first lens having a second pin extending radially thereform;
a moving platform having a first slot for accepting the first pin therein and a second slot for accepting the second pin therein
; and

a fixed platform disposed beneath the moving platform wherein the fixed platform has a first fixed slot for accepting the
first pin therein and a second fixed slot for accepting the second pin therein,

wherein the first slot is angled with respect to the lenses and the second slot is parallel with an optical axis of the second
lens such that the first slot is angled towards the second slot to correct for parallax between the first and second lenses.

US Pat. No. 9,880,347

RADIATOR, BACKLIGHT MODULE AND DISPLAY MODULE

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A radiator, wherein the radiator comprises a mounting portion used for mounting a heat source, a radiating portion connected
with the mounting portion and used for absorbing heat transferred by the mounting portion, the radiating portion is internally
provided with multiple radiating pipelines, the radiating pipelines are internally injected with liquid, and the liquid in
the radiating pipelines is gasified after absorbing heat on one end where the radiating portion is close to the mounting portion,
and in the radiating pipelines, moves from one end where the radiating portion is close to the mounting portion towards one
end where the radiating portion is away from the mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,880,050

OPTICAL TRANSMISSION MODULE

OCLARO JAPAN, INC., Kana...

1. An optical transmission module that converts an electric signal to an optical signal and outputs the optical signal, comprising:
a package;
a plurality of light-emitting elements each emitting light in the interior of the package;
a beam splitter splitting the light into transmitted light and split light;
a plurality of light-receiving elements each including a light-receiving surface on which the split light is incident in the
interior of the package, for monitoring light outputs of the plurality of light-emitting elements; and

a first light-shielding film provided between the plurality of light-emitting elements and the beam splitter and including
a plurality of first holes for the light to propagate to the beam splitter, wherein

the plurality of light-receiving elements are disposed with the light-receiving surfaces facing the beam splitter.

US Pat. No. 9,878,803

INTERACTIVE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTEGRAL EMERGENCY UNLOCKING OF A LOCKED COCKPIT DOOR ON AN AIRPLANE

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. An interactive system for unlocking a locked cockpit door of an airplane, the interactive system comprising:
at least one ground station, and
at least one data transmission system for transmitting data between a ground station and the airplane, wherein a signal for
actuating a door unlock mechanism of the cockpit door can be transmitted from the ground station to the airplane,

an on-board computer in the airplane;
a door unlock request unit provided in a passenger cabin of the airplane to generate a door unlock request signal, the door
unlock request unit having an input device configured for a crew member, who has a public encryption key, to sign a door unlock
request;

a signal transmitting unit for the door unlock request signal in the airplane;
at least one image capture unit in at least one of the passenger cabin and a cockpit of the airplane and an image transmitting
unit in the airplane for transmitting detected images to the ground station;

a receiving unit for receiving a door unlock signal in the airplane from the at least one ground station;
the on-board computer in the airplane being configured to receive the door unlock signal from the receiving unit, and to activate
the door unlock mechanism of the cockpit door;

the at least one ground station being connected to at least one receiving station for door unlock request signals and image
signals emitted by airplanes,

the at least one ground station being equipped with a generating and signature unit for door unlock signals that utilizes
a secret key of the ground station and the public key of the crew member initiating the unlock request to encrypt the door
unlock signal, and

the at least one ground station being provided with or connected to at least one transmitting unit for encrypted door unlock
signals.

US Pat. No. 9,878,778

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A PRESSURE FIELD AROUND AN AIRCRAFT IN FLIGHT

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

1. A system for controlling a pressure field around an aircraft in flight, the system comprising:
a plurality of pressure sensors arranged at a plurality of locations extending along an external surface of the aircraft,
each pressure sensor configured to measure a respective local pressure;

a primary controller configured to control movement of a movable component onboard the aircraft; and
a controller communicatively coupled with the plurality of pressure sensors, the controller configured to receive information
indicative of the-respective local pressure from each pressure sensor and to compile each respective local pressure to determine
the pressure field along the external surface of the aircraft, to determine when the pressure field deviates from a desired
pressure field based on the information, and to transmit a request to the primary controller to move the movable component
in a manner that reduces the deviation, and wherein the primary controller is further configured to evaluate the request and
to comply with the request only when the request does not conflict with a control law governing the primary controller.

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. 9,882,275

ANTENNAS FOR HANDHELD DEVICES

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A handheld device, comprising:
an encasing including electrically conductive material;
one or more appurtenances including any of a touch-sensitive display screen, a button, a joystick, a click wheel, a scroll
wheel, a touchpad, a keypad, a camera, a data port, or a power port forming part of the encasing, the one or more appurtenances
including electrically conductive material;

communications circuitry contained within the encasing and operable to process communications signals; and
a plurality of antenna elements electrically coupled to the communications circuitry and formed of (a) the electrically conductive
material of the encasing and (b) the electrically conductive material of the one or more appurtenances such that the encasing
and the one or more appurtenances are separated by a non-conductive irregularly shaped antenna break and are operable as an
antenna of the handheld device to wirelessly communicate radio signals capable of being processed by the communications circuitry.

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. 9,879,189

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. 9,878,772

MOUNTING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD FOR MOUNTING A SOUND-DEADENING BODY TO A FUSELAGE OF AN AIRCRAFT

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

1. A mounting assembly for mounting a sound-deadening blanket to a fuselage of an aircraft, the mounting assembly comprising:
a mounting bracket configured for attachment to the fuselage;
a retaining member configured to engage the sound-deadening blanket; and
an isolating member comprising an elastomeric material, the isolating member engaged with the mounting bracket and with the
retaining member in a manner such that the isolating member supports the retaining member on the mounting bracket and obstructs
direct contact between the retaining member and the mounting bracket, the isolating member being at least partially elastically
deformable, wherein the elastomeric material diminishes transmission of vibration from the fuselage to the retaining member
when the mounting bracket is attached to the fuselage of the aircraft,

wherein the retaining member includes a pair of spaced apart flanges configured to engage the isolating member, and
wherein the retaining member includes a detachable alignment portion that is configured to facilitate detection of the retaining
member through the sound deadening blanket.

US Pat. No. 9,878,729

FAILSAFE RAIL MOUNTED SHUNT DEVICE

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. A shunt device for railroad use comprising: a pair of end components configured to magnetically couple to two running rails;
and a central unit connected to the pair of end components via electrical wires, wherein the central unit sends a signal to
an operations control center (OCC) to indicate a presence of the shunt device.

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. 9,883,591

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. 9,882,309

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. 9,878,296

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. 9,883,608

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. 9,883,564

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. 9,882,350

OPTICAL MODULE

HISENSE BROADBAND MULTIME...

1. An optical module, comprising:
a micro control unit (MCU);
a first thermoelectric cooler (TEC) drive circuit for controlling a first TEC disposed at least partially inside a laser housing,
the first TEC drive circuit being configured to control the first TEC to perform heating or cooling when the first TEC drive
circuit is enabled by a first enabling signal communicated by the MCU; and

a second thermoelectric cooler (TEC) drive circuit for controlling a second TEC disposed on a laser housing, the second TEC
drive circuit being configured to control the second TEC to perform heating or cooling when the second TEC drive circuit is
enabled by a second enabling signal communicated by the MCU,

wherein the MCU is configured to:
determine an amount of current flowing into a drive circuit of a laser chip to thereby determine an operating current of the
drive circuit of the laser chip;

when the operating current is within a first current range, communicate the first enabling signal to the first TEC drive circuit
to enable the first TEC drive circuit to control the first TEC;

when the operating current is within a second current range, communicate the second enabling signal to the second TEC drive
circuit to enable the second TEC drive circuit to control the second TEC.

US Pat. No. 9,879,837

OPTICAL STRUCTURE FOR SIGNAL LIGHT

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. An optical structure for a lighting device (2) of a motor vehicle headlight, which lighting device (2) is configured to irradiate light in order to form a first unmodified light distribution (3) in a region in front of the lighting device (2), wherein the optical structure (1) of the lighting device (2) is paired with or is part of the lighting device (2) in such a way that at least part of an entire luminous flux of the lighting device (2) radiates through the optical structure (1), wherein the first unmodified light distribution (3) generated by the lighting device (2) is modified by the optical structure (1) to provide a predefinable modified second light distribution (4), the optical structure (1) comprising:
two, three, or more optical structural elements (5, 5?), wherein each structural element (5, 5?) has a light-scattering effect,

wherein a first proportion of the structural elements (5) is formed such that beams (6) generated by the lighting device (2) and impinging on the first proportion of the structural elements (5) pass through the first proportion of the structural elements (5), wherein each beam (6) is refracted by the relevant structural element (5) to form a first exit beam (7), a second exit beam (8), and at least one further exit beam (9a).