US Pat. No. 9,935,206

PACKAGED OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION CIRCUIT FOR TRIGGERING THYRISTORS

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. A packaged overvoltage protection circuit comprising:a first semiconductor die, wherein the first semiconductor die comprises a breakover diode having a reverse breakdown voltage of at least four hundred volts;
a second semiconductor die, wherein the second semiconductor die comprises a breakover diode having a reverse breakdown voltage of at least four hundred volts;
a package housing that encloses the first and second semiconductor dice;
a first package terminal; and
a second package terminal, wherein the first and second semiconductor dice are coupled such that if a positive voltage of adequate magnitude is present between the second package terminal and the first package terminal then breakover of the breakover diodes in the first and second semiconductor dice occurs and a current flows in a current path from the second package terminal, through the breakover diode of the first semiconductor die, through the breakover diode of the second semiconductor die, and to the first package terminal, and such that if a negative voltage of nine hundred volts or less is present between the second package terminal and the first package terminal then neither of the breakover diodes of the first and second semiconductor dice suffers reverse breakdown, and wherein the packaged overvoltage protection circuit has no package terminal other than the first and second package terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,936,551

LED DRIVER FOR POWERING AN LED UNIT FROM AN ELECTRONIC TRANSFORMER

ELDOLAB HOLDING B.V., So...

1. An LED driver comprisinga power converter for powering an LED unit;
a control unit for controlling the power converter;
the power converter comprising
an input terminal for receiving a rectified AC supply voltage originating from an electronic transformer, and
an output terminal for supplying an output current to the LED unit,
the control unit comprising
an input for receiving a supply signal representative of the supply voltage and
an output for providing a control signal to the power converter, whereby
the control unit is arranged to:
determine the control signal for controlling the power converter based on the supply signal, and
control at least one of the power converter and the LED unit to draw an input current from the input terminal, the input current comprising a pulsed current, wherein the input current prevents the electronic transformer from ceasing to supply the rectified AC supply voltage, and
wherein said driver further comprises an energy storage element connectable to the input terminal, the energy storage element comprising a capacitor, and
further comprising a first switch for connecting and disconnecting the energy storage element to the input terminal, the first switch being controlled by the control unit, to draw the pulsed current from the input terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,933,139

LIGHT FIXTURE COMPRISING INTERCHANGEABLE LIGHTING MODULES

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A light fixture (1), havingan elongated carrier element (5), the elongated carrier element (5) having a first receiving region (13) and a second receiving region (6) separated by at least a base surface (7) in the elongated carrier element (5);
numerous lighting modules (20), which can be detachably secured to the elongated carrier element (5) in the second receiving region (6),
a device carrier (50), which can be detachably secured to the elongated carrier element (5) in the first receiving region; and
means for providing the lighting modules (20) with power, comprising an operating device (100) and contacting means (40, 41) connected to the operating device, wherein the operating device (100) and the contacting means (40, 41) are disposed on the device carrier (50);
wherein the device carrier (50) is disposed in the first receiving region (13) on the side of the elongated carrier element (5) facing away from the second receiving region (6) in which the lighting modules (20) are disposed, each of said LED modules (20) comprising an LED board (30), numerous LEDs (31) and electrical contact panels (35) on the respective LED board (30), wherein the contacting means (40, 41) on the device carrier (50) pass through holes (10) formed in the elongated carrier element (5) in order to make electrical contact with electrical contact panels (35) on the respective LED board (30).

US Pat. No. 9,936,546

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR OPERATING GROUPS OF HIGH-POWER LEDS

EldoLAB Holding B.V., So...

1. A method of driving, by means of at least two power supplies, a number of high-power light-emitting diodes (LEDs), said number of LEDs being divided into two or more groups, each group being separately energizable by a corresponding one of the power supplies, said method comprising:a) energizing or de-energizing a supply current from the corresponding one of the power supplies into a first one of the groups;
b) waiting for a predetermined wait time period; and
c) repeating step a) and b) for a second one of the groups.

US Pat. No. 9,932,287

PROCESS FOR OXIDATION OF ALKYL AROMATIC COMPOUND TO AROMATIC CARBOXYLIC ACID

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for the oxidation of p-xylene to terephthalic acid comprising the following steps:a) oxidizing p-xylene using at least one oxidizing agent in the presence of at least one metal salt as a catalyst and at least one promoter in at least one aliphatic carboxylic acid as a fluid medium to obtain a reaction mixture comprising terephthalic acid, oxidation intermediates of terephthalic acid, trimellitic acid, at least one metal salt, the promoter, the aliphatic carboxylic acid and water; wherein the oxidation intermediates of terephthalic acid comprise at least one compound selected from the group consisting of p-tolualdehyde, p-toluic acid and 4-carboxy benzaldehyde;
b) separating a partial amount of the terephthalic acid from the reaction mixture by crystallization and filtration to obtain crude terephthalic acid and a mother liquor; wherein the mother liquor comprises trimellitic acid, the promoter, at least one metal salt, water and the aliphatic carboxylic acid;
c) dividing the mother liquor into a recycle stream and a purge stream; wherein the ratio of the amount of the recycle stream and the purge stream is in the range from 19:1 to 4:1; and recycling the recycle stream to step (a);
d) extracting p-xylene soluble chemicals from the purge stream by adding p-xylene to the purge stream and mixing at a predetermined temperature to obtain a biphasic mixture, which after separation, provides an organic stream and an aqueous stream; wherein the organic stream comprises p-xylene, the aliphatic carboxylic acid and the oxidation intermediates of terephthalic acid, and the aqueous stream comprises the aliphatic carboxylic acid, trimellitic acid, the promoter and at least one metal salt;
e) recycling the organic stream comprising p-xylene, the aliphatic carboxylic acid and the oxidation intermediates of terephthalic acid to step (a); and
f) recovering at least one metal salt from the aqueous stream and recycling the recovered metal salt to step (a);
wherein, the concentration of trimellitic acid in the reaction mixture is below 2000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,935,731

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, LENS APPARATUS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a communicator that communicates with an external device capable of communication at multiple communication rates;
a communication rate setter that sets a communication rate of the communicator; and
a period detector that detects a period as a time of completing a series of communication connection commands at the multiple communication rates prior to establishing any communication with the external device, wherein
the communication rate setter sets the communication rate matched to that of the external device based on the detected period.

US Pat. No. 9,935,270

ELECTROCHEMICAL LIGHT EMITTING CELL, COMPOSITION FOR FORMING LIGHT EMITTING LAYER OF ELECTROCHEMICAL LIGHT EMITTING CELL, AND IONIC COMPOUND FOR LIGHT EMITTING LAYER OF ELECTROCHEMICAL LIGHT EMITTING CELL

NIPPON CHEMICAL INDUSTRIA...

1. A light-emitting electrochemical cell comprising an emitting layer and an electrode on each side of the emission layer,the emitting layer containing a light-emitting material and an ionic compound, and
the ionic compound being represented by general formula (1):
wherein M represents N or P; R1, R2, R3, and R4 each independently represent a saturated aliphatic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and X represents a phosphoric ester anion represented by general formula (2) or a sulfuric ester anion represented by general formula (3):PO2(OR)2  (2)wherein R in each occurrence independently represents a saturated aliphatic group having 1 to 20 carbon atomsSO3(OR)  (3)wherein R represents a saturated aliphatic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,936,619

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT MOUNTER

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electronic circuit component mounter, comprising:a substrate holding device to hold a circuit substrate;
a component supply device to supply electronic circuit components;
a mounting device including (a) a component holding tool, (b) a movable member to hold the component holding tool, and (c) a moving device to move at least the movable member relative to the substrate holding device; and
a control device to control the mounting device so that the electronic circuit components are received by the component holding tool from the component supply device and mounted on the circuit substrate held by the substrate holding device,
wherein the component supply device includes a moving type component supply device which is held on the movable member and moved together with the component holding tool by the moving device and supplies the electronic circuit components to the component holding tool,
wherein the moving type component supply device includes a detachable section which is detachable with respect to a side of the movable member, the detachable section including a component storage section which stores multiple of the electronic circuit components, and
wherein the detachable section includes a dropped component catch member to catch the electronic circuit components dropped from the component holding tool as dropped components in order to prevent the dropped components from chopping on the circuit substrate held by the substrate holding device.

US Pat. No. 9,936,027

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR APPLICATION SESSION SHARING

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for application session sharing, the method comprising:receiving, from a first client node, a request for initiating a remote application session for interacting with an application instance by one or more users;
configuring, at a connection manager, a remote control proxy server for sending messages between one or more client nodes and the remote application session;
initiating the remote application session and configuring a remote control server at the first client node for interacting with the remote application session;
receiving, from a second client node, a request for accessing the remote application session; and
providing communications between the second client node and the application instance associated with the remote application session using the remote control server, wherein providing the communications between the second client node and the application instance associated with the remote application session includes providing, via the remote control proxy server, user-initiated commands from the second client node to the remote control server and providing the user-initiated commands from the remote control server to the application.

US Pat. No. 9,935,757

CHANNEL QUALITY REPORTING FOR FULL-DUPLEX RADIO

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP...

1. An apparatus, comprising:one or more processing elements including analog self-interference cancelation (SIC) circuitry and one or more digital SIC processing elements, wherein the one or more processing elements are configured to:
receive a reference signal in a wireless communication; and
determine an effective signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR) for full-duplex (FD) communications, based on the reference signal, wherein the effective SINR for FD communications is based on:
a measured SINR of the reference signal; and
one or more measured self-interference cancelation (SIC) levels that include an analog SIC level generated by the analog SIC circuitry and a digital SIC level generated by the one or more digital SIC processing elements, wherein the analog SIC level is determined based on power of a wireless transmission by the apparatus and a measured residual power of the wireless transmission after analog self-interference cancelation.

US Pat. No. 9,935,637

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FPGA DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATION

NATIONAL INSTRUMENTS CORP...

1. A field programmable gate array (FPGA)-based scalable system, comprising:a first FPGA unit, comprising:
a partition for a user design;
a reconfigurable interface that is: (i) implemented using FPGA reconfigurable circuits, and (ii) configured to exchange data with the user design and each of a first interface unit and a second interface unit; and
a control interface configured to establish a first communication channel between the first interface unit and a first external module and a second communication channel between the second interface unit and a second external module; and
a processing module configured to run an operating environment that interfaces with the user design and observes and controls the user design during execution of the user design by the first FPGA unit.

US Pat. No. 9,935,628

FET—BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR COMBINATION, AND A SWITCH COMPRISING SUCH A FET—BIPOLAR TRANSISTOR COMBINATION

Analog Devices Global, H...

1. A current flow control device, comprising:a bipolar transistor; and
a vertical junction field effect transistor in series with the bipolar transistor, wherein a first region of semiconductor is shared by the bipolar transistor and the vertical junction field effect transistor, wherein the vertical field effect transistor comprises a buried region of doped semiconductor in physical contact with a conductor disposed between insulating walls, wherein the vertical junction field effect transistor has a pinch off voltage and is configured to limit a voltage across the bipolar transistor to the pinch off voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,935,591

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CURRENT STEERING IN HIGH SENSITIVITY, HIGH LINEARITY AND LARGE DYNAMIC RANGE HIGH SPEED TRANS-IMPEDANCE AMPLIFIERS

INTEGRATED DEVICE TECHNOL...

1. An apparatus comprising:a core trans-impedance amplifier (TIA), wherein the core TIA includes:
an input for receiving an input signal;
gain control circuitry;
feedback loop circuitry;
an output for outputting an output signal;
a second stage amplifier configured to receive the output signal of the core TIA and further configured to output a second stage amplifier output signal; and
an output buffer configured to receive the second stage amplifier output signal,
wherein the gain control circuitry is configured to receive and perform gain control on the input signal by steering current in at least one of a first direction and a second direction using one or more electrical components, and
wherein the feedback loop circuitry is arranged between the gain control circuitry and the input, and is configured to maintain constant feedback voltage of the core TIA.

US Pat. No. 9,933,811

CAPACITIVE TOUCH SENSITIVE HOUSING AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Taiwan Green Point Enterp...

1. A cover for an electronic device, comprising:a surface; and
at least one array of capacitive touch sensor pads formed on the surface as an input to the electronic device,
wherein each capacitive touch sensor pad comprises an active metal layer made from an active metal capable of catalytically initiating the forming of a metal layer on the active metal layer.

US Pat. No. 9,933,115

SYSTEMS FOR FILLING A GAS CYLINDER

Scott Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A flow control valve (FCV) comprising: a housing defining a cavity therein, the housing having an input port for receiving a gas from a gas supply, and an output port for delivering the gas to a gas cylinder; the cavity defining a staging area fluidly connected to the input port, a delivery area fluidly connected to the output port, and a pressurization area fluidly connected to a feedback sensing port, the feedback sensing port receiving pressurized fluid that is pressurized to a pressure level representative of the pressure level of gas delivered to the gas cylinder; a piston slidably positioned in a channel extending between the pressurization area and the delivery area, a position of the piston changing a rate of flow of gas through the flow control valve, the piston position moving in response to a pressure at the feedback sensing port; and an aperture located between the delivery area and the staging area, the piston further comprising a needle valve extending through the aperture, the needle valve controlling the flow of gas through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,932,963

METHOD FOR ADJUSTING THE AZIMUTH OF A WIND POWER PLANT, AZIMUTH ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM AND WIND POWER PLANT

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for adjusting an azimuth of a machine housing on a tower of a wind power plant comprising applying a constant residual pressure for generating a constant residual holding torque to at least one azimuth braking device during an azimuthal rotation of the machine housing, wherein the constant residual pressure and/or the constant residual holding torque are/is set as a function of at least one wind speed parameter before commencement of the azimuthal rotation, and wherein the residual pressure and/or the residual holding torque are/is not changed during the azimuthal rotation.

US Pat. No. 9,930,977

PLANE PILLOW

1. A resting device to facilitate a person's resting or sleeping in a forward leaning, seated position, comprising:an inflatable, flexible, airtight chamber, said inflatable airtight chamber being one single compartment and having a predetermined three dimensional shape when inflated,
said inflatable chamber being composed of flexible, air-retentive material, said material being sealed together by means suitable to ensure an airtight chamber, said inflatable airtight chamber having valve means for inflating and deflating said chamber,
said inflatable chamber further being configured, to have an arm space provided laterally across the lower back of said inflated chamber, such that a user is able to embrace said inflated chamber,
said predetermined shape of said inflated chamber is such that said inflated chamber fills a space on top of an airplane table tray and behind a seat back holding said table tray, such that a bottom face of said inflated chamber sits flat on said table tray, a back face, above the arm space of said inflated chamber, being in full contact with said seat back, providing lateral stability to the upper region of the inflated chamber, and an angled front face, whereby, said angled front face of said inflated chamber is positioned for receiving an upper torso and a head of the user leaning forward onto said inflated chamber,
said inflatable airtight chamber further including a small bellows, an air hose, and a nozzle adapted to fit the inflation valve on said inflatable chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,936,514

LPI/LPD COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Department 13, LLC, Colu...

1. A communication method, comprising:selecting a decoy data signal vector for transmission;
generating a MIMO precoding matrix from a message to be sent; and
multiplying the decoy data signal vector by the MIMO precoding matrix for constructing a precoded signal to be transmitted, the precoded signal comprising information-bearing synthesized channel distortions;
multiplexing a reference signal and the precoded signal for transmission to a receiver; wherein the receiver decrypts the message in the precoded signal based on channel estimation performed on the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 9,935,740

TRANSPORT PROTOCOL FOR ANTICIPATORY CONTENT

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method for providing reliability in a communications system having a server side in communication with a plurality of user systems via a shared communications infrastructure, the method comprising:identifying, in response to receiving a request for a content object from a first user system, a second user system as an anticipatory user system that is presently not requesting the content object;
multicasting the content object over the shared communications infrastructure from the server side to at least the first and second user systems in response to the identifying;
first receiving, by the server side from the first user system in response to the multicasting, a first reliability message indicating which portions of the content object were received by the first user system via the multicasting;
first communicating, by the server side to at least the first user system in response to the first reliability message, a first repair message comprising at least some of the portions of the content object not received by the first user system via the multicasting as identified by the first reliability message;
second receiving, by the server side from the second user system, a request message explicitly requesting the content object, the request message being received after the multicasting the content object;
determining, by the server side, portions of the content object not received by the second user system via the multicasting; and
second communicating, by the server side to at least the second user system in response to the request message, a response message comprising at least some of the portions of the content object determined as not received by the second user system via the multicasting.

US Pat. No. 9,935,737

ACCESS POINT (AP), USER STATION (STA) AND METHOD FOR SPATIAL MODULATION ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (SM-OFDM) COMMUNICATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for an access point (AP), the apparatus comprising transceiver circuitry and hardware processing circuitry, the hardware processing circuitry to parse a data stream of encoded bits to generate a first portion of the encoded bits that is indicative of a transmit antenna index and a second portion of the encoded bits that is indicative of a data selection index, and configure the transceiver circuitry to:transmit a spatial modulation orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (SM-OFDM) signal comprising multiple OFDM signals, the SM-OFDM signal transmitted via transmit antennas selected based on the transmit antenna index, in channel resources comprising multiple sub-carriers, each sub-carrier of the multiple sub-carriers comprising a used data portion and an unused data portion;
wherein the OFDM signals are based at least partly on one or more data symbols transmitted via the used data portions of the multiple sub-carriers,
wherein the used data portions for each sub-carrier of the multiple sub-carriers are determined based on the first portion of the encoded bits, and
wherein the one or more data symbols for the used data portions are determined based on the second portion of the encoded bits.

US Pat. No. 9,935,612

LADDER-TYPE FILTER, DUPLEXER, AND MODULE

TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD., T...

1. A ladder-type filter comprising:one or more series resonators connected in series between an input terminal and an output terminal;
three or more parallel resonators connected in parallel between the input terminal and the output terminal; and
a path that electrically connects ground terminals of the three or more parallel resonators to each other, electrically connects to ground through only a ground terminal of a parallel resonator located closest to the input terminal or to the output terminal, and includes at least two inductors connected in series in at least two positions of positions between the ground terminals of the three or more parallel resonators,
wherein the at least two inductors include a first inductor and a second inductor located closer to the ground than the first inductor and has an inductance less than an inductance of the first inductor.

US Pat. No. 9,934,485

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO TRACK WIRE OR CABLE REELS IN AN INVENTORY STORAGE ENVIRONMENT USING A MOBILE DEVICE

ANIXTER, INC., Glenview,...

1. A method to track wire or cable inventory in an inventory storage environment using an application on a mobile device, the method comprising:during a material intake phase:
obtaining, by the mobile device, an identifier of a wire or cable reel;
associating, by the mobile device, the identifier of the wire or cable reel with a first physical location of the wire or cable reel in the inventory storage environment, a first length of a wire or cable on the wire or cable reel, and a first type of the wire or cable on the wire or cable reel; and
storing, by the mobile device, the first physical location, the first length, and the first type in association with the identifier at a data store separate from the mobile device;
during a material retrieval phase:
receiving, at the mobile device, a target location in response to a search query, the target location corresponding to the first physical location of the wire or cable reel in the inventory storage environment, and the search query being based on one or more user-provided wire or cable characteristics;
locating the wire or cable reel using a global positioning system (GPS) receiver of the mobile device based on the target location when the mobile device is located farther than a threshold distance from the target location;
when the mobile device reaches the threshold distance from the target location:
switching between the GPS receiver of the mobile device and a Bluetooth radio interface of the mobile device; and
establishing a wireless connection between the Bluetooth radio interface and a beacon disposed at the first physical location of the wire or cable reel;
locating the wire or cable reel using the Bluetooth radio interface of the mobile device, without the GPS receiver, based on the target location, when the mobile device is located closer than the threshold distance to the target location;
displaying a visual indication of the first physical location of the wire or cable reel relative to the mobile device via a user output interface of the mobile device; and
synchronizing between the beacon and the data store, via the mobile device, at least one of:
(a) location information based on the wire or cable reel being moved to a second physical location; or
(b) length information based on the wire or cable being changed to a second length.

US Pat. No. 9,934,438

SCENE RECOGNITION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method comprising:acquiring a preview image using a camera of a terminal that has a photographing function;
acquiring, by the terminal, sensor data corresponding to the preview image;
determining, by the terminal, in accordance with the sensor data, whether a scene of the preview image is a non-high-dynamic range (HDR) scene or whether it is undetermined whether the scene of the preview image is a non-HDR scene;
extracting, by the terminal, an image feature of the preview image in response to it being undetermined whether the scene of the preview image is a non-HDR scene;
determining, by the terminal, whether the scene of the preview image is an HDR scene, in accordance with the image feature; and
photographing, by the terminal, an image of the scene of the preview image in accordance with determining whether the scene of the scene is the non-HDR scene or the HDR scene.

US Pat. No. 9,934,045

EMBEDDED SYSTEM BOOT FROM A STORAGE DEVICE

BiTMICRO Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an embedded system comprising:
a processor configured to execute firmware;
a random access memory (RAM) configured to store firmware and a multi-port memory controller configured to interface with the RAM;
a power-on reset (POR) sequencer configured to control a boot process of the embedded system, wherein the POR sequence controls the boot process and verifies an integrity of loaded data and code in the RAM;
a nonvolatile memory configured to store data used by the POR sequencer in the boot process and a nonvolatile memory controller configured to interface with the nonvolatile memory;
a direct memory access (DMA) controller configured initiate and track data transfers; and
a configuration and status register (CSR) controller configured to provide an interface for the processor to access configuration and status registers of the nonvolatile memory controller, a processor bus, a CSR bus, the DMA controller, and the multi-port memory controller in the embedded system;
wherein the embedded system verifies an integrity of data and code used in the boot process and wherein the embedded system reduces an amount of the nonvolatile memory used in the boot process to provide an advantage in terms of cost and complexity.

US Pat. No. 9,931,280

DENTAL COMPOSITE COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCED SHRINKAGE STRESS

Dentsply Sirona Inc., Yo...

1. A dental composite composition comprising a free-radically polymerizable (meth)acrylate resin, 75 percent by weight or greater of filler particles, and about 0.005 percent to about 5 percent by weight of at least one polymerizable stable radical, the dental composite composition having a flexural modulus after polymerization of about 9500 MPa or greater;wherein the polymerizable stable radical reduces shrinkage stress of the dental composite composition caused by polymerization by 10% or greater.

US Pat. No. 9,930,962

SIDE-LOCKING SLIDING RAIL ASSEMBLY HAVING AN AUTO-OPENING MECHANISM

GSLIDE CORPORATION, New ...

1. A side-locking sliding rail assembly, comprising:a fixed rail configured to be affixed to an inner sidewall of a cabinet;
a movable rail configured to be affixed to a drawer and mounted on said fixed rail and slidable with said drawer forward and backward relative to said fixed rail;
an intermediate rail coupled between said fixed rail and said movable rail and slidable forward and backward relative to said fixed rail and said movable rail;
a sliding device, a locating member, a hook block, an actuation member, at least one first compression spring, a second compression spring, and an auto-opening mechanism carrier plate;
said sliding device comprising a sliding groove slidably coupled to said auto-opening mechanism carrier plate enabling said sliding device to be moved forward or backward along the auto-opening mechanism carrier plate, a first pivot hole for pivotal connection of said hook block, a second pivot hole for pivotal connection of said locating member, at least one positioning portion for connection of one end of said at least one first compression spring, and a second compression spring positioning portion for connection of one end of said second compression spring;
said locating member comprising a second pivot pin located at a front side of said locating member and being pivotally connected to said second pivot hole of said sliding device, a locating rod located at an opposing rear side of said locating member and having a pawl, and a support rod located at a rear side of said locating member and that supports an opposite end of said second compression spring and enables the second compression spring to impart an elastic restoring force to said pawl of said locating rod;
said hook block comprising a first pivot pin pivotally connected to said first pivot hole of said sliding device, a hook portion, and a retaining portion;
said actuation member mounted at one lateral side of said movable rail for linking to said hook block;
said at least one first compression spring having one end thereof connected to said positioning portion of said sliding device and an opposite end thereof stopped against a rear end of said auto-opening mechanism carrier plate;
said second compression spring having one end thereof connected to one side of said second compression spring positioning portion of said sliding device and an opposite end thereof supported on said support rod of said locating member; and
said auto-opening mechanism carrier plate is fixedly fastened to a bottom wall of said fixed rail, said auto-opening mechanism carrier plate comprising at least one guide block slidably coupled with said sliding device, a sliding slot for guiding said hook block to slide on said auto-opening mechanism carrier plate, a guide-in channel and a guide-out channel located within said auto-opening mechanism carrier plate, a retaining channel having a retaining notch and being connected between a rear end of said guide-in channel and a rear end of said guide-out channel for allowing said locating rod of said locating member to be guided into said guide-in channel and then positioned in said retaining notch of said retaining channel or for allowing said locating rod to be disengaged from said retaining notch and then moved out of said auto-opening mechanism carrier plate through an outlet of said guide-out channel, a longitudinal series of sloping teeth arranged between opposing front and rear ends of the guide-in channel for allowing said pawl of said locating rod of said locating member to be selectively forced into engagement with at least one sloping tooth of said series of sloping teeth.
US Pat. No. 9,932,456

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING POLYESTER FROM POLYESTER/WOOL BLEND

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A process for recovering, from an article comprising a polyester blend comprising a polyester component and a non-polyester component, the polyester component and products of the non-polyester component wherein said non-polyester component is wool; said process comprising hydrolyzing said article using at least one hydrolyzing agent having pH ranging from 7 to 14 to convert said non-polyester component into products of the non-polyester component, followed by washing to remove said alkali and said products of said non-polyester component and drying to recover the polyester component wherein said hydrolyzing agent is an alkali; andwherein, said alkali has a concentration ranging from 3 to 5% (w/v).

US Pat. No. 9,936,445

SESSION SETUP IN AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT CELLULAR WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., Th...

1. In a telecommunications system comprising a decision unit, an LA-cell base station, and a plurality of SA-cell base stations, a method for a terminal to facilitate establishment of a data connection between the terminal and at least one of the plurality of the SA-cell base stations, while at least one of the plurality of the SA-cell base stations is in power saving mode, the LA-cell base station optimized to exchange signaling messages with the terminal and the SA-cell base stations each optimized to exchange user data with the terminal, the method comprising:while the terminal is in an idle mode and is camping on the LA-cell base station, the terminal determining properties of a signal received from each of one or more SA-cell base stations of the plurality of SA-cell base stations, the properties being indicative of propagation conditions between each of the one or more SA-cell base stations and the terminal;
while the terminal is in the idle mode and is camping on the LA-cell base station, the terminal providing a report to the decision unit, via the LA-cell base station, the report comprising at least information indicative of at least a portion of the determined properties for at least one of the one or more SA-cell base stations;
while the terminal is in an idle mode and is camping on the LA-cell base station, the terminal receiving an indication that the data connection is to be established between the terminal and a selected SA-cell base station of the plurality of SA-cell base stations, wherein the selected SA-cell base station is selected by the decision unit at least partially based on the report.

US Pat. No. 9,935,730

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING RADIO LAYER INFORMATION TO ENHANCE NETWORK TRANSFER PROTOCOLS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method of data communication rate control, comprising:obtaining, by a mobile device, from a radio layer in the mobile device, channel characteristics indicating quality of a connection between the mobile device and a base station, the channel characteristics including a value for a Discontinuous Transmission (DTX) and Discontinuous Reception (DRX) communication availability fraction (DTX/DRX), wherein the DTX/DRX fraction indicates an availability of a communication between the mobile device and the base station;
determining, at the mobile device based on the obtained channel characteristics, a bandwidth of the connection between the mobile device and the base station;
calculating, by the mobile device based on the determined bandwidth, a data rate for transmitting data from a server remote from the base station to the mobile device; and
sending, from the mobile device, an instruction to the server to transmit data to the mobile device at the calculated data rate.

US Pat. No. 9,935,674

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO ANTENNA FREQUENCY TUNING

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A communication device comprising:an antenna;
a tunable network having tuning elements and being coupled with the antenna;
a memory that stores computer instructions; and
a processor coupled with the memory and the tunable network, wherein the processor, responsive to executing the computer instructions, performs operations comprising:
applying each tuning state of a subset of use cases to the tuning elements of the tunable network and measuring a measured signal parameter for a received signal at each tuning state to generate a group of signal parameters, each of the use cases corresponding to a tuning state for the tuning elements of the tunable network;
selecting a target use case from among the subset of use cases based on a desired signal parameter selected from among the group of signal parameters; and
tuning the tunable network by adjusting the tuning elements according to the target use case.

US Pat. No. 9,935,599

TECHNIQUES FOR DISTORTION REDUCING MULTI-BAND COMPRESSOR WITH TIMBRE PRESERVATION

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method for audio presentation, the method comprising:splitting an audio signal into a plurality of frequency bands;
determining a time-varying threshold for a frequency band of the plurality of frequency bands, the time-varying threshold determined from a level of the audio signal and a fixed signal level threshold corresponding to each of a plurality of neighboring frequency bands, but not all of the plurality of frequency bands; and
providing the time-varying threshold to a compression function element dedicated to the frequency band; and
audibly presenting an audio signal outputted from the compression function element.

US Pat. No. 9,935,048

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT INDUCTOR

MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES, LT...

1. An inductive device formed in a circuit structure comprising alternating conductive and insulating layers, the device comprising:in each of a plurality of the conductive layers, including at least a first layer and a second layer, traces forming:
a first trace forming a loop with an opening,
a second trace, within the loop of the first trace,
a third trace, outside the loop of the first trace, and
an interconnect segment;
a first pair of vias connecting the interconnect segment of the first layer to the second and third traces of the second layer, such that a conductive loop path with an opening is formed of the second trace on the second layer, the interconnect segment on the first layer, and the third trace on the second layer; and
a second pair of vias connecting the interconnect segment of the second layer to the second and third traces of the first layer, such that a conductive loop path with an opening is formed of the second trace on the first layer, the interconnect segment on the second layer, and the third trace on the first layer.

US Pat. No. 9,933,993

CADENCE-BASED SELECTION, PLAYBACK, AND TRANSITION BETWEEN SONG VERSIONS

SPOTIFY AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A computer readable data storage device storing instructions that, when executed by at least one processing device, causes a media-playback device to:identify a song for playback, the song having a melody;
acquire a cadence associated with a repetitive-motion activity;
select a song version of a plurality of pre-recorded song versions of the song based on the cadence of the repetitive motion activity,
each of the plurality of pre-recorded song versions of the song being an arrangement of the melody of the song;
each of the plurality of pre-recorded song versions of the song having a different tempo than others of the plurality of pre-recorded song versions;
each of the plurality of pre-recorded song versions of the song being divided into a plurality of chapters; and
each of the plurality of pre-recorded song versions of the song having a same number of chapters; and
play the selected song version.

US Pat. No. 9,933,638

WINDOW HAVING ACTIVE TRANSPARENCY CONTROL

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. An active, transparency-controlled window comprisingat least one layer of a material that is transparent to at least selected wavelengths of light,
at least one layer of photochromic material formed as an integral part of the window in the path of light passing through said layer of transparent material and having a transparency, to said at least selected wavelengths of light, that can be controllably altered by an activating light, said photochromic material being applied to a glass layer that serves as a waveguide for said activating light and is tapered to provide substantially even illumination of said layer of photochromic material, and
a controllable source of light that activates said photochromic material to controllably alter the transparency of said photochromic material to said at least selected wavelengths of light, said light from said controllable source being transmitted along a path transverse to the path of light passing through said window.

US Pat. No. 9,932,836

TURBINE BLADE

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. A turbine blade for a rotating turbomachine, comprising:a blade airfoil including a concave pressure side wall and a convex suction side wall connected in a region of a leading edge of the blade airfoil; and
a cavity extending in a longitudinal direction of the blade and delimited by the pressure side wall and suction side wall in the region of the leading edge and by an intermediate wall extending in the longitudinal direction of the blade and connecting the suction side wall and pressure side wall internally, wherein
the intermediate wall having, at least in sections, a perforation wherein at least one of a connection of the intermediate wall to the suction side wall and a connection of the intermediate wall to the pressure side wall comprises a fillet and each perforation runs at least in part therethrough for increasing an elasticity of the intermediate wall in the connection region,
wherein the intermediate wall has, extending from the suction side wall to the pressure side wall or vice versa, at least one curved wall section which deviates from a straight wall profile and the at least one curved wall section is configured to have a curvature-induced elasticity in a direction of the extent of the intermediate wall from the suction side wall to the pressure side wall or vice versa,
the at least one curved wall section is V-shaped or U-shaped as seen in a cross section cutting through the leading edge, and
a convex wall side of the at least one V-shaped or U-shaped wall section is formed and arranged substantially parallel to the suction side wall and pressure side wall which are connected at the blade leading edge and which bound the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,932,618

CONTINUOUS PRODUCTION METHOD OF ADENOSINE TRIPHOSPHATE AND NICOTINAMIDE ADENINE DINUCLEOTIDE (PHOSPHATE) USING PHOTOSYNTHETIC MEMBRANE VESICLE

Sogang University Researc...

1. A composition for producing a product of the light-dependent reactions in photosynthesis, comprising a mixture of:a) a photosynthetic vesicle separated from a membrane, wherein the membrane is the intracytoplasmic membrane (ICM) of a purple non-sulfur bacterium; and
b) a vesicle separated from the thylakoid membrane of a cyanobacterium or alga.

US Pat. No. 9,931,723

METHOD OF OPERATING A CUTTING SYSTEM, AND COLLAR ASSEMBLY AND COLLAR MEMBER THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

3. A collar member for a collar assembly of a cutting system, said cutting system comprising a spindle and a cutting tool coupled to said spindle, said collar assembly comprising a number of components and a gas flow system comprising a number of gas flow delivery apparatus and a number of conduits, said collar member comprising:a support portion structured to be coupled to said spindle; and
a chamber portion extending from said support portion and being structured to be coupled to each of said number of components, said number of gas flow delivery apparatus, and said number of conduits,
wherein said support portion has a side portion having an edge portion defining a thru hole in order to form a passageway from an interior of said support portion to an exterior thereof; wherein said chamber portion has a first number of edge portions and a second number of edge portions each defining a thru hole; wherein each of said first number of edge portions is structured to be coupled to a corresponding one of said number of gas flow delivery apparatus; wherein each of said second number of edge portions is structured to be coupled to a corresponding one of said number of conduits, wherein said chamber portion comprises a floor portion and a wall portion extending from and being disposed perpendicular to said floor portion; wherein each of said first number of edge portions is disposed in said wall portion; wherein each of said second number of edge portions is disposed in said floor portion; wherein said support portion is generally annular-shaped and has a diameter; wherein said wall portion comprises a first end portion, a second end portion disposed opposite the first end portion, and a middle portion extending between the first end portion and the second end portion; wherein the first end portion and the second end portion each extend from said support portion; wherein the middle portion is spaced from said support portion; and wherein the middle portion is generally planar and has a length substantially the same as the diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,931,178

CUTTING INSTRUMENT, IN PARTICULAR DENTAL INSTRUMENT

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A rotary cutting instrument comprising:an active cutting part, the active part being made of a metal carbide;
an intermediate part, the intermediate part is made of stainless steel; and
a handle, the handle is made of a nickel-titanium alloy; and
wherein the intermediate part is located between the active part and the handle and is metallurgically connected to said active part and to said handle.

US Pat. No. 9,930,901

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A LIQUID COFFEE CONCENTRATE

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts...

1. A process for the production of a liquid coffee concentrate, the process comprising the steps of:a) subjecting roasted, ground coffee to one or more extraction steps with water resulting in a coffee extract,
b) subjecting the coffee extract to separation, either by fractionation during said extraction step(s) or by aroma recovery after said extraction step(s) resulting in a high aromatic coffee extract and a low aromatic coffee extract,
c) concentrating the low aromatic coffee extract to a dry matter content of at least 10 wt. % to form a low aromatic coffee concentrate,
d) subjecting at least 25 wt % dry matter of the low aromatic coffee concentrate to a heat treatment of at least 150° C. at a holding time for at most 15 minutes,
e) combining at least the low aromatic coffee concentrate with the high aromatic coffee extract,
whereby after step b) a pH increasing step is carried out,
thereby obtaining a liquid coffee concentrate, wherein the liquid coffee concentrate has a pH of 4.8 to 6.

US Pat. No. 9,936,602

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONFIGURING POWER SUPPLY UNIT

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A rack system for housing one or more servers, the rack system comprising:a first housing associated with the rack system, the first housing storing a power supply unit (PSU);
a second housing having a first portion and a second portion, the second housing being associated with the rack system and storing at least one computer-readable memory device, wherein the first housing is positioned in a front of the rack system and in a central portion of the rack system between the first portion and the second portion of the second housing; and
a power distribution unit (PDU) connected to a power socket positioned in a central portion of a rear of the rack system, the power socket connected to a power cable that runs generally through a central portion of the rack system from the power socket to the PSU.

US Pat. No. 9,936,600

MOTOR DRIVE UNIT

LSIS CO., LTD., Anyang-s...

1. A motor drive unit comprising:a base part;
a middle base part disposed above the base part;
a heat discharging part disposed between the base part and the middle base part, wherein an area in which the heat discharging part is installed is smaller than an area of a bottom of the middle base part;
a condenser unit disposed on a side of the heat discharging part and fixed to the middle base part;
a power PCB part disposed above the middle base part;
an EMC PCB part disposed above the power PCB part and spaced apart therefrom; and
a control PCB part coupled with a side portion of the power PCB part,
wherein an upper end of the heat discharging part is disposed under the middle base part to be coupled with the middle base part, and the area in which the heat discharging part is installed is smaller than an area of a top surface of the base part.

US Pat. No. 9,936,520

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WI-FI ACCESS OPTIMIZATION

Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc., ...

1. In a communication system including a plurality of Wi-Fi clients operably connected to one or more Wi-Fi Access Points for connection to a core network, the Wi-Fi Access Points operably connected to a Wi-Fi controller, a method comprising the Wi-Fi controller:receiving M1 and M2 associated with a plurality of Wi-Fi clients,
wherein, for a respective Wi-Fi client configured to operate on a channel:
M1 is a Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) from a serving Wi-Fi Access Point, measured by the Wi-Fi client, and
M2 is an aggregated level of interference from other than the serving Wi-Fi Access Point, measured by the Wi-Fi client;
receiving M3 associated with a plurality of Wi-Fi Access Points,
wherein, for a respective Wi-Fi Access Point:
M3 is a level of interference measured by the Wi-Fi Access Point received from other of the plurality of Wi-Fi Access Points operating on the channel;
generating distributions of M1, M2 and M3 including progressive updates of M1, M2 and M3; and
setting and updating a Clear Channel Assessment-Energy Detection (CCA-ED) threshold and a Clear Channel Assessment-Carrier Sense (CCA-CS) threshold based on the distributions of M1, M2 and M3.

US Pat. No. 9,935,821

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING ONE OR MORE DEVICES IN AN ETHERNET-BASED COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for configuring at least one device in an Ethernet-based communication network comprising a plurality of Ethernet-enabled devices, comprising:determining, via a Link Layer Discover Protocol, a topological position of the at least one device in the communication network for a particular device of the plurality of Ethernet-enabled devices which is to be configured and which is assigned to a device type of at least one device type;
downloading configuration data corresponding to the device type of the particular device and the determined topological position to a respective device from a database which contains a plurality of configuration data to configure the at least one device type, the assigned device type and different topological positions of the at least one device type; and
configuring the respective device based on the downloaded configuration data;
wherein the respective device required to be configured contacts the database automatically and after contacting the database said respective device performs said download from the database of the configuration data corresponding to the device type and determined topological position of the respective device;
wherein the method is implemented in a communication network of an automation system;
wherein the at least one device required to be configured comprises at least one of at least one Ethernet switch and at least one field device; and
wherein at least some of the field devices contain an integrated Ethernet switch.

US Pat. No. 9,935,811

METHOD, WEB SERVER AND SYSTEM FOR REMOTE CONTROL

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for remote control, the method comprising:receiving remote control information sent by a remote-controlling terminal;
executing a control instruction on a corresponding webpage in accordance with the remote control information, or sending information on the corresponding webpage back to the remote-controlling terminal and executing a control instruction selected or entered by a user at the remote-controlling terminal based on information on the corresponding webpage;
generating an execution result webpage using a result of executing the control instruction; and
returning the execution result webpage to the remote-controlling terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,935,803

OPPORTUNISTIC PEAK-TO-AVERAGE POWER RATIO REDUCTION IN MU-MIMO WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of wireless transmission in a multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output (MU-MIMO) wireless communication system, comprising:determining whether a length of a payload of each spatial stream of a plurality of spatial streams is less than a predetermined length for transmission of each spatial stream of the plurality of spatial streams;
padding one or more time slots associated with a first spatial stream of the plurality of spatial streams with one or more special symbols other than zero in response to a determination that the length of a first payload of the first spatial stream is less than the predetermined length; and
transmitting the first spatial stream which includes the first payload and the one or more special symbols,
wherein the padding of the one or more time slots associated with the first spatial stream with the one or more special symbols comprises one of:
padding the one or more time slots associated with the first spatial stream with a sequence of a fast Fourier transform (FFT) of a constant amplitude zero autocorrelation (CAZAC) waveform;
padding the one or more time slots associated with the first spatial stream with a sequence of a short training field (STF); or
padding the one or more time slots associated with the first spatial stream with a sequence of an error correction checksum corresponding to the first payload.

US Pat. No. 9,935,765

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SECURING AND COMPARING GENOMIC DATA

GENFORMATIC, LLC, Austin...

1. A method for comparing genome data comprising:generating, by a processor of an electronic device, first unique identification data associated with at least a portion of a first genome and second unique identification data associated with at least a portion of a second genome;
generating a first encryption key associated with the first genome and a second encryption key associated with the second genome;
indexing the first encryption key using the first unique identification data and the second encryption key using the second unique identification data;
selecting at least part of the first genome and the second genome;
encrypting at least part of the first genome into first coded genomic data using the first encryption key and at least part of the second genome into second coded genomic data using the second encryption key;
indexing the first coded genomic data using the first unique identification data and the second coded genomic data using the second unique identification data;
storing the first coded genomic data and second coded genomic data on the electronic device;
dividing at least a portion of the first coded genomic data and second coded genomic data into blocks;
generating first genomic block data and second genomic block data in response to indexing at least part of the first coded genomic data and second coded genomic data, respectively, in a data block by a genomic coordinate, an order, or genomic data content information;
storing at least part of the first genomic block data and at least part of the second genomic block data in a corresponding genome block allocation table;
comparing, by the processor: (i) the first genome and the second genome, or the first coded genomic data and the second coded genomic data, or the first genomic block data and second genomic block data; or, (ii) first coded or uncoded genomic data and second coded or uncoded genomic data associated with phenotype, genotype, trait, disease, drug response, medical condition or behavior;
generating, by the processor, match data based upon the comparison; and
storing, from the processor, the match data, indexed by the first unique identification data and the second unique identification data.

US Pat. No. 9,935,732

ADAPTIVE INDEX MAPPING FOR MODULATION SCHEME SETTINGS

Sony Mobile Communication...

1. A method, comprising:using two cellular modulation schemes,
a node of a cellular network selecting a first modulation scheme setting for a first radio link to a first device, the first modulation scheme setting being selected from a set of modulation scheme settings based on a channel quality indicator, each identified by at least one corresponding index; —on the basis of a mapping of each of the indices to a corresponding set of link parameters, the node identifying a first set of link parameters mapped to the index corresponding to the selected first modulation scheme setting;
the node configuring the first radio link according to the identified first set of link parameters; and—the node selecting a second modulation scheme setting for a second radio link to a second device, the second modulation scheme setting being based on a modulation scheme of lower complexity than the set of modulation scheme settings; —the node re-assigning one of the indices to the selected second modulation scheme setting and adapting the mapping with respect to the set of link parameters mapped to re-assigned index;
on the basis of the adapted mapping, the node identifying a second set of link parameters mapped to the re-assigned index;
the node configuring the second radio link according to the identified second set of link parameters; —the node receiving from the second device an indication of a device category indicating that the second device is a machine type communication (MTC) device; and—the node selecting the second modulation scheme based on the indicated device category, wherein the set of modulation scheme settings is based on Quadrature Phase Shift Keying and Quadrature Amplitude Modulation and wherein the second modulation scheme setting is based on Binary Phase Shift Keying, ?/2 Binary Phase Shift Keying or on Gaussian Minimum Shift Keying.

US Pat. No. 9,935,695

PRECODING A TRANSMISSION FROM A TWO-DIMENSIONAL ANTENNA ARRAY USING A PARTIALLY RESHAPED CODEBOOK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for precoding a transmission from an antenna array, the antenna array including antenna elements arranged along at least first and second axes at a transmitting radio node, the method comprising:configuring a main codebook with respect to the second axis, while leaving the main codebook unchanged with respect to the first axis, wherein the main codebook is representable as a Kronecker product of a first codebook and a second codebook, wherein the first codebook corresponds to the first axis and comprises predetermined sub-precoders, and wherein the second codebook corresponds to the second axis and comprises configurable sub-precoders, wherein the main codebook comprises precoders that are each representable as at least a Kronecker product of one of the sub-precoders of the first codebook and one of the sub-precoders of the second codebook;
precoding the transmission using the main codebook as configured with respect to the second axis; and
transmitting the precoded transmission using the antenna array.

US Pat. No. 9,935,624

PWM SIGNAL GENERATING APPARATUS, MOTOR CONTROL APPARATUS, AND LIGHT SCANNING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A PWM signal generating apparatus configured to generate a PWM signal, comprising:a clock generating circuit configured to generate a plurality of clock signals having a same frequency and mutually different phases;
a conversion circuit configured to convert an input data which indicates a pulse width of the PWM signal into a bit pattern including a plurality of bit data;
a buffer circuit configured to temporarily store the bit pattern converted by the conversion circuit, and to output the plurality of bit data on an uppermost bit side included in the bit pattern stored in the buffer circuit in synchronization with one clock signal of the plurality of clock signals;
an encoding circuit configured to generate a plurality of encoded signals synchronized with respective clocks of the plurality of clock signals generated by the clock generating circuit based on the plurality of bit data output from the buffer circuit; and
a decoding circuit configured to generate the PWM signal from the plurality of encoded signals output from the encoding circuit,
wherein the encoding circuit comprises a plurality of encoders into which respective different clock signals of the plurality of clock signals and respective parts of the plurality of bit data are input,
wherein the parts of the plurality of bit data output from the buffer circuit are out of phase with each other and input to the plurality of encoders, respectively,
wherein the plurality of encoders are configured to generate the plurality of encoded signals based on the input bit data, and
wherein the decoding circuit is configured to obtain an exclusive OR of the plurality of encoded signals generated by the plurality of encoders to generate the PWM signal.

US Pat. No. 9,935,611

ELASTIC WAVE FILTER DEVICE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. An elastic wave filter device comprising:a high acoustic velocity member;
a low acoustic velocity film stacked on the high acoustic velocity member;
a piezoelectric film stacked on the low acoustic velocity film;
an IDT electrode provided on the piezoelectric film and defining a filter; and
a comb capacitive electrode provided on the piezoelectric film and electrically coupled to the filter; wherein
an acoustic velocity of a bulk wave propagating in the high acoustic velocity member is higher than an acoustic velocity of a bulk wave propagating in the piezoelectric film;an acoustic velocity of a bulk wave propagating in the low acoustic velocity film is lower than an acoustic velocity of a bulk wave propagating in the piezoelectric film;where ?c is a wavelength determined by an electrode finger pitch of the comb capacitive electrode, and, among modes of an elastic wave generated by the comb capacitive electrode, VC?(P+SV) is an acoustic velocity of a P+SV wave, VC?SH is an acoustic velocity of a SH wave, and VC?HO is an acoustic velocity of, out of higher-order modes of a SH wave, a higher-order mode positioned at a lowest frequency side, VC?(P+SV) where fF?L is a cutoff frequency on a lower frequency side of the filter, fF?H is a cutoff frequency on a higher frequency side, and Euler angles (0°, ?, ?) represent a propagation direction, with respect to a crystal of the piezoelectric film, of an elastic wave generated by the comb capacitive electrode, given any ? and ?, VC?(P+SH)/?CfF?H, or VC?SH/?CfF?H.

US Pat. No. 9,935,479

QUICK-CHARGING METHOD AND SYSTEM

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A quick charging method, applied to a charging system having a charging adaptor and a mobile terminal, and comprising:with a second controller, sending a quick charging request to a first controller, wherein the charging adaptor comprises the second controller, and the mobile terminal comprises the first controller;
with the first controller, responding to the quick charging request of the second controller, and feeding back a quick charging permission command to the second controller;
with the second controller, sending a notification request for obtaining a voltage value of a cell to the first controller, wherein the mobile terminal comprises the cell;
with the first controller, responding to the notification request, obtaining the voltage value of the cell via a cell connector, and sending the voltage value of the cell obtained to the second controller, wherein the mobile terminal comprises the cell connector;
with the second controller, searching a threshold range table for a current regulation command matched with a threshold range containing the voltage value of the cell, and sending the current regulation command to a regulation circuit, wherein the charging adaptor comprises the regulation circuit, and the threshold range table records one or more threshold ranges and current regulation commands having a mapping relation with the one or more threshold ranges;
with the regulation circuit, performing a current regulation according to the current regulation command, and outputting a power signal after the current regulation.

US Pat. No. 9,934,622

TELEMATICS DEVICES AND METHODS FOR VEHICLE IGNITION DETECTION

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A telematics device, comprising:a controller;
a wireless communication module coupled to the controller, the wireless communication module configured to transmit ignition information from the controller to a remote station;
a power input terminal configured to couple to a battery of a vehicle to sense a voltage of the battery; and
an ignition input terminal configured to couple to an ignition line of the vehicle;
wherein the controller is configured to:
determine whether the ignition input terminal is coupled to an ignition line of the vehicle, by sensing a voltage of the ignition input terminal and determining whether the sensed ignition input voltage is above an ignition connection threshold, and when the sense ignition input voltage is above the ignition connection threshold, determining that the ignition input terminal is coupled to the ignition line of the vehicle;
when the ignition input terminal is coupled to an ignition line of the vehicle, determine vehicle ignition turn on and ignition turn off events by detecting voltage changes on the ignition line; and
when the ignition input terminal is not coupled to an ignition line of the vehicle, sense the voltage of the battery of the vehicle to determine vehicle ignition turn on and turn off events based on sensed voltage changes of the battery.

US Pat. No. 9,932,844

SEALS FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A sealing assembly comprising:a support having a support-seal surface,
an engine component having a component-seal surface, the engine component mounted so that the component-seal surface is arranged in spaced-apart confronting relation with the support-seal surface to define a gap between the support and the engine component that grows and shrinks based on the temperature of the support and the engine component, and
a seal adapted to block gasses from passing through the gap between the support and the engine component, the seal including a mount ring coupled to the support and spaced apart from the engine component the mount ring formed to include a plurality of spaced apart pusher arms and a ceramic tadpole gasket having a compressible head and a flat body extending from the compressible head, wherein the compressible head is engaged by the plurality of spaced apart pusher arms and the flat body is formed to include receiver slots that receive the pusher arms therethrough so that the tadpole gasket is coupled to the mount ring, wherein the seal includes a retainer ring that cooperates with the mount ring to trap at least a portion of the flat body between the mount ring and the retainer ring.

US Pat. No. 9,931,821

MULTIPLE LAYER INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED PROPERTIES

SOLUTIA INC., St. Louis,...

1. A multiple layer interlayer comprising:a first polymer layer comprising a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin;
a second polymer layer comprising a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin;
a third polymer layer comprising a third poly(vinyl acetal) resin;
a fourth polymer layer comprising a fourth poly(vinyl acetal) resin; and
a fifth polymer layer comprising a fifth poly(vinyl acetal) resin,
wherein said second polymer layer is disposed between and in contact with each of said first and said third polymer layers and wherein said fourth polymer layer is disposed between and in contact with each of said third and said fifth polymer layers,
wherein each of said second and said fourth polymer layers has a glass transition temperature that is at least 3° C. different than the glass transition temperature of at least one of said first, third, and fifth polymer layers, and wherein at least one of said second and said fourth polymer layers has a thickness of less than 50 microns,
and wherein each of said first, second, third, fourth, and fifth poly(vinyl acetal) resins has a respective first, second, third, fourth, and fifth residual hydroxyl content and a respective first, second, third, fourth, and fifth residual acetate content, and wherein at least one of the following statements is true:
(i) the difference between at least one of the first, third, and fifth residual hydroxyl contents and at least one of the second and the fourth residual hydroxyl contents is at least 2 weight percent; and
(ii) the difference between at least one of the first, third, and fifth residual acetate contents and at least one of the second and the fourth residual acetate contents is at least 2 weight percent, and
wherein the maximum difference between one of the first, third, and fifth residual acetate contents and one of the second and the fourth residual acetate contents is not more than 4 weight percent.
US Pat. No. 9,932,014

CELLULAR PHONE FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING A FUNCTION OF A SECURITY DEVICE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

1. A cellular phone (10) for remotely controlling at least one function of a security device (12) of a vehicle (11), wherein the cellular phone (10) comprises a first transceiver unit (14), wherein a connection with a cellular network (16) can be established, characterized in thatthe cellular phone (10) comprises a second transceiver unit (18), wherein the second transceiver unit (18) comprises an LF module, wherein the LF module operates in an LF-frequency band with a frequency range of 30 kHz to 300 kHz, wherein the second transceiver unit (18) receives an LF-alarm which comprises a frequency of 125 kHz, wherein the second transceiver unit (18) receives the LF-alarm as a first radio signal (20), wherein the cellular phone (10) is turned into an active mode by the received first radio signal (20) and in the turned active mode a second radio signal (22) with an authorization code (21) can be sent for controlling the function of the security device (12) by the second transceiver unit (18), wherein the second transceiver unit (18) is located in an external module (24) having a first interface (26), wherein the cellular phone (10) comprises a second interface (28) that is compatible to the first interface (26), and wherein the external module (24) can be removably inserted into the cellular phone (10) such that the first interface is electrically connected with the second interface.

US Pat. No. 9,936,466

BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY COLLISION MANAGEMENT

Conduent Business Service...

1. A method for managing emission of data from a tag, said method comprising:emitting data from a tag via RF communications;
detecting a non-official application running on a first mobile device, wherein said non-official application comprises an unauthorized application and an official application comprises an authorized application; and
varying an emission power level for said emitting of said data from said tag via said RF communications until an answer is received from an official application running on another mobile device so as to prevent said first mobile device running said non-official application from preventing said official application running on said another mobile device from initiating or completing a transaction with respect to said data emitted from said tag via said RF communications.

US Pat. No. 9,935,838

MULTI-STAGE NETWORK DISCOVERY

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A multi-stage network discovery system, comprising:a processor;
a network interface configured to connect to a target device, the target device identified by a logical address and associated with a configuration item (CI) record comprising data associated with the target device; a memory;
a configuration management database (CMDB) that stores the CI record;
a sensor comprising instructions that are stored in the memory and are executable on the processor to:
receive first probe data from a first probe of the target device, the first probe data comprising constant attribute data of a constant attribute of the target device;
store at least part of the first probe data in the CI record;
receive subsequent probe data from at least one subsequent probe of the target device using the logical address, the subsequent probe data comprising the constant attribute data of the target device;
determine that the constant attribute data from the subsequent probe matches the constant attribute data from the CI record; and
in response to the determination of a match, store the subsequent probe data obtained from the subsequent probe in the CI record; and wherein the sensor comprises:
a filter that receives the first probe data and the subsequent probe data, to remove any extraneous data from the first probe data and from the subsequent probe data, and to deliver filtered first probe data and filtered subsequent probe data;
a parser that receives the filtered first probe data and the filtered subsequent probe data from the filter and to provide structured first probe data and structured subsequent probe data having respective key values that correspond to data in the CI record stored in the CMDB;
a mapper that maps the structured first probe data and the structured subsequent probe data to corresponding structures in the CI record stored in the CMDB;
a normalizer that converts the mapped first probe data and the mapped subsequent probe data into a standardized format; and
a reconciler that determines whether the standardized first probe data and the standardized subsequent probe data is suitable to be stored in the CI record of the CMDB.

US Pat. No. 9,935,816

BORDER GATEWAY PROTOCOL ROUTING CONFIGURATION

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A non-transitory machine readable storage medium having instructions embodied thereon, the instructions when executed by a processor:receive a request to update a Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing configuration on a virtual gateway for a virtual computing environment and to replace a first Autonomous System Number (ASN) assigned to a computing service provider with a second ASN associated with a customer, where the first ASN and the second ASN are public ASNs assigned by an Internet registry authority;
verify that the second ASN is registered to the customer using an ASN lookup;
initiate an update to the BGP routing configuration on the virtual gateway to replace the first ASN assigned to the computing service provider with the second ASN assigned to the customer; and
initiate an update to the BGP routing configuration on the virtual gateway to allow the second ASN to appear in an Autonomous System (AS) path at least twice, thereby allowing for BGP routes to be exchanged between virtual gateways.

US Pat. No. 9,935,796

SUPERPOSED SIGNAL SAMPLING APPARATUS AND SAMPLING METHOD

General Electric Company,...

1. A superposed signal sampling apparatus, configured to extract a direct current signal from a superposed signal, wherein the apparatus comprise a processor configured to:receive a superposed signal;
determine whether the received superposed signal is within a preset threshold range of a direct current signal; wherein if the received superposed signal is within the threshold range, the signal extracting module will extract a previously received signal as a direct current signal to be output; and if the received superposed signal is beyond the threshold range, the signal extracting module will extract a currently received signal as a direct current signal to be output;
integrate the direct current signal extracted by the signal extracting module, and then output the direct current signal; and
perform filtering processing on the superposed signal received by the signal receiving module.

US Pat. No. 9,935,789

CENTRALIZED PLUGGABLE AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method comprising, by a first computing device of an infrastructure:receiving a request from a second computing device to access through a gateway a first entity of the infrastructure, the second computing device being coupled to the first computing device, wherein the request comprises a first ticket previously assigned by the first computing device, and wherein the first ticket authenticates and authorizes the second computing device for access to at least the first entity and a second entity of the infrastructure and one or more back-end services, wherein the first computing device comprises a centralized pluggable authentication and authorization (PAA) ticketing server that is coupled to the gateway and that provides the first ticket, wherein the PAA ticketing server, an HTTPS server and the gateway form a centralized PAA framework, wherein the first ticket is encrypted based at least on one or more of a connection as routed between the first computing device and at least one of the one or more back-end services, a user of the first computing device and data associated with the connection, wherein the first ticket comprises a list of redirection servers, wherein the first computing device is associated with a third-party encryption service, wherein accessibility of the second computing device to pre-determined entities of the infrastructure is provided by the third-party encryption service, and wherein the first entity redirects the second computing device to the second entity;
determining an eligibility of the second computing device to access at least the first entity of the infrastructure based at least on the first ticket and the first entity, wherein the first ticket is usable by the second computing device against one or more resources; and
assigning, by the PAA ticketing server, a second ticket to the second computing device responsive to the received request based on the eligibility determination, wherein the second ticket authenticates and authorizes the second computing device for access to at least the first entity of the infrastructure, wherein the second ticket is based on a relationship to the first ticket, and wherein assigning the second ticket to the second computing device comprises:
nullifying the first ticket previously assigned by the first computing device; and
sending the second ticket to the second computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,935,780

ATTACHMENT COLLABORATION WITHIN MESSAGE ENVIRONMENTS

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. One or more computer readable storage media comprising program instructions stored thereon for facilitating document collaboration within a message environment that, when executed by a computing system, directs the computing system to at least:receive a request to send, on behalf of a sender, a message having an attachment;
in response to the request, determine whether a collaboration option is selected in the message;
if the collaboration option is selected, then generate a collaborative version of the attachment at a location within the message environment associated with the sender and send the message to a plurality of designated recipients of the message with a reference to the collaborative version of the attachment; and
if the collaboration option is un-selected, then send the message to the plurality of designated recipients of the message with the attachment.

US Pat. No. 9,935,722

HARMONIC SUPPRESSING LOCAL OSCILLATOR SIGNAL GENERATION

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A transceiver, comprising:local oscillator (LO) signal circuitry configured to output an LO signal having an LO frequency, wherein each period of the LO signal is characterized by a duty cycle portion during which the LO signal includes at least two pulses configured to bias a switch, wherein the duty cycle has a duration that is less than an LO signal period, comprising:
selection circuitry configured to select a pulse pattern and a gap duration based at least on a target harmonic of the LO frequency to be suppressed, wherein the gap is characterized as a time interval during the duty cycle in which the LO signal has no content; and
generation circuitry configured to generate the LO signal characterized by each duty cycle portion comprising the selected pulse pattern and gap duration; and
mixer circuitry configured to input the LO signal and an information signal that encodes communication data and output a shifted signal that corresponds to the information signal shifted to a desired frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,935,709

HEADER AND PAYLOAD SIGNALS WITH DIFFERENT OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method comprising:optically transmitting, by a transmitting device to a receiving device, a header signal having a first optical property, wherein the header signal indicates a start of a packet, and wherein the header signal has a minimum period between transitions that is less than a frame period of the receiving device and greater than a scanline period of the receiving device; and
optically transmitting, by the transmitting device to the receiving device, a payload signal of the packet having a second optical property that is different from the first optical property, wherein the payload signal has a minimum period between transitions that is less than the frame period of the receiving device and greater than the scanline period of the receiving device.

US Pat. No. 9,935,605

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POWERING AND COMMUNICATING WITH WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES USING BUILDING ELECTRICAL WIRING

INTERMEC IP CORP., Lynnw...

1. A system comprising:a radio-frequency identification (RFID) reader comprising a radio-frequency (RF) transmitter configured to transmit interrogation signals to one or more RFID tags using electrical wiring as an RF antenna and to receive responses to the interrogation signals from the one or more RFID tags over the electrical wiring; and
a coupling circuit configured to impedance match the RFID reader to the electrical wiring to allow transmission and reception of signals transmitted and received through the electrical wiring from the RFID reader to and from the one or more RFID tags.

US Pat. No. 9,933,316

THERMAL SENSOR

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method for manufacturing a thermal/overheat sensor, comprising:dip coating a support layer using a molten state changing material;
disposing a first and second aluminum plate electrodes on the support layer after dip coating, wherein dip coating includes dip coating the support layer in a molten or aqueous salt mixture; and
sealing the support layer between the first and second aluminum plate electrodes.

US Pat. No. 9,933,082

FITTING BODY FOR A SANITARY FITTING AND PRODUCTION METHOD

Grohe AG, Hemer (DE)

1. A fitting body for a sanitary fitting, the fitting body comprising:a base body having at least one receptacle, the at least one receptacle having a receiving base;
at least one laterally open channel in the receiving base of the at least one receptacle;
at least one cover that covers the base body; and
at least one waterway formed between the at least one cover and the at least one laterally open channel,
wherein the at least one cover is disposed in the at least one receptacle and a cover outer surface of the at least one cover is covered by a molding composition.

US Pat. No. 9,932,038

SPEED CONTROL FOR A FULL STOP OF AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVING VEHICLE

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:receiving a stop request to decelerate an autonomous vehicle from a first location and to stop at a second location;
determining, using a processor, a first zone and a second zone within a distance from the first location to the second location;
decelerating the autonomous vehicle based on a first deceleration rate from a current speed at the first location to a predetermined speed at a first intermediate location during the first zone, wherein the first intermediate location is between the first location and the second location; and
decelerating the autonomous vehicle based on a second deceleration rate from the predetermined speed at the first intermediate location to a stop at the second location during the second zone, wherein the first deceleration rate and the second deceleration rate are different.

US Pat. No. 9,931,689

MANUFACTURE OF A ROTOR BLADE FOR A WIND TURBINE

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for producing a rotor blade (5) of a wind turbine (1), comprising the steps of:fastening a seal (14, 122) to a second rotor blade element (12, 12?) during production of the second rotor blade element (12, 12?);
positioning a first rotor blade element (11, 11?) and the second rotor blade element (12, 12?) in a desired relative arrangement with respect to each other such that a joint gap (13) remains between the first rotor blade element (11, 11?) and the second rotor blade element (12, 12?), wherein the seal (14, 122) is fastened to the second rotor blade element (12, 12?) before the second rotor blade element (12, 12?) is positioned, and
joining the first rotor blade element (11, 11?) and the second rotor blade element (12, 12?) by introducing an adhesive in a controlled manner into the joint gap (13), wherein the introduction of the adhesive into the joint gap (13) is regulated by controlling at least one of an adhesive quantity that is introduced per unit time and a movement of an adhesive application apparatus (20) along the joint gap (13), wherein the joint gap (13) is sealed along a second longitudinal side which extends opposite a first longitudinal side.

US Pat. No. 9,930,909

ORAL PRODUCT

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. An oral product, comprising a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity, the body comprising:a mouth-soluble polymer matrix, the oral product comprising between 40 and 80 weight percent of one or more mouth-soluble polymers;
at least 10 weight percent of non-tobacco cellulosic fibers embedded in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix, the non-tobacco cellulosic fibers comprising cellulose, the non-tobacco cellulosic fibers having an average fiber size of 20 micrometers or less; and
nicotine or a derivative thereof dispersed in the mouth-soluble polymer matrix such that the nicotine or derivative thereof is released from the body when the body is at least partially received within the oral cavity and exposed to saliva,
wherein the non-tobacco cellulosic fibers are configured to provide passages in the mouth-stable polymer matrix to pores retaining the nicotine or derivative thereof, the pores having diameters of between 40 and 60 microns;
wherein the body defines channels formed adjacent the non-tobacco cellulosic fibers; and
wherein the oral product is substantially free of tobacco plant tissue.
US Pat. No. 9,932,525

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR FLOTATION SEPARATION IN A MAGNETICALLY CONTROLLABLE AND STEERABLE MEDIUM

CiDRA CORPORATE SERVICES,...

1. Apparatus comprising:a processor comprising an upper part and a lower part; and
a magnetic field generator configured to generate a magnetic field in the upper part, the processor configured to
receive an aqueous mixture in the upper part;
receive an attachable medium in the lower part, the aqueous mixture comprising valuable material and unwanted material, wherein the aqueous mixture comprises a magnetically responsive surfactant containing magneto-active anions;
cause the attachable medium to contact with the valuable material in the aqueous mixture so as to allow the valuable material to attach to the attachable medium; andform a magnetically responsive medium comprising at least part of the attachable medium and the aqueous mixture, the magnetically responsive medium arranged to interact with the magnetic field for mixing, wherein the upper part comprises a feed to receive the magnetically responsive medium.

US Pat. No. 9,936,434

METHOD AND PHONE SYSTEM FOR PRE-CALL QUALITY OF SERVICE ASSESSMENT OF AVAILABLE NETWORKS

RingCentral, Inc., Belmo...

16. A system for providing communication in a communication device, the system comprising:a memory having computer-executable instructions stored thereon; and
one or more processors configured to execute the stored instructions to:
receive a first control instruction to initiate a call session via the communication device;
assess a quality of service of at least one of a default Wi-Fi network or a radio network;
selectively recommend the default Wi-Fi network for the call session based on the quality of service assessment, comprising:
(i) calculating a quality of service score for the default Wi-Fi network,
(ii) making a first comparison of the quality of service score to a first threshold score and a second comparison of the quality of service score to a second threshold score, and
(iii) outputting the recommendation comprising a definition-limited use of the default Wi-Fi network for the call session based on the first comparison and the second comparison, wherein the definition-limited use of the default Wi-Fi network comprises low-definition data transmission; and
initiating the call session using the default Wi-Fi network or the radio network based on a second control instruction, wherein the second control instruction is received in response to the recommendation,
wherein:
when the call session comprises an outbound call, the one or more processors delay initiating the call session until after assessing the quality of service; selectively recommending use of the default Wi-Fi network, and receiving a control instruction regarding use of the default Wi-Fi and radio networks for the call session; and
when the call session comprises an inbound call, the one or more processors determine a previous quality of service assessment for the default Wi-Fi network, and selectively recommends the default Wi-Fi network for the call session based on the previous quality of service assessment.

US Pat. No. 9,932,528

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DELIVERING DILUTION WATER DROPLETS WITHIN AN OIL-AND-WATER STREAM

Cameron Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A system for use in a crude oil desalting operation, the system comprising an elongated vessel including a crude oil inlet located toward a top end of the vessel, an oil-and-water outlet, and at least one wash water inlet, the system comprising:a piping arrangement located within an interior space of the vessel and including a plurality of spray nozzles arranged to receive wash water from the at least one wash water inlet and release the wash water into a crude oil flow flowing within the vessel.

US Pat. No. 9,935,804

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING OF CYCLIC SHIFT PARAMETER FOR SUPPORTING ORTHOGONALITY IN MIMO ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a Cyclic Shift (CS) parameter from a Base Station (BS); and
transmitting, to the BS, reference signals for N layers, the reference signals being generated based on the CS parameter and an Orthogonal Cover Code (OCC), N being an integer,
wherein if the CS parameter comprises one of 000, 001, 010 and 111, OCCs of a first layer and a second layer are identical and OCCs of a third layer and a fourth layer are identical while the OCC of the third layer is different from the OCC of the first layer, and
wherein if the CS parameter comprises one of 101, 011, 100 and 110, an OCC is identically allocated to all of the N layers.

US Pat. No. 9,935,788

PLUGGABLE AUTHENTICATION AND AUTHORIZATION

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A method comprising, by a client device:forwarding a predetermined local port to a gateway port of a gateway to create a secure shell tunnel to the gateway;
establishing a first connection to a ticket server coupled to the gateway, wherein the ticket server comprises a pluggable authentication and authorization (PAA) ticket server, wherein the gateway couples the client device to a first computing device, wherein the first connection is the secure shell' tunnel to the gateway, wherein the ticket server preserves state information, and wherein the state information comprises the state information for operation between the client device and one or more computing devices or an event;
confirming one or more credentials for the client device to access the first computing device base at least on a request from the client device to access the first computing device via the secure shell tunnel and an access of the client device to the gateway;
retrieving a permission vector from the ticket server through the first connection, wherein the retrieved permission vector contains at least one or more tickets to authenticate and authorize the client device access to at least the gateway and the first computing device and client-side redirection information;
storing the at least one or more tickets in a persistent storage;
establishing a second connection to the first computing device based at least on the retrieved tickets and information associated with the first connection such that additional information is not required to establish the second connection, wherein the first and second connections comprise one or more remote desktop protocol (RDP) connections, and wherein establishing the second connection to the first computing device based at least on the retrieved tickets comprises by the first computing device:
determining, with the ticket server, whether the retrieved tickets are valid; and
accepting the establishment of the second connection based, at least in part, on the determination of whether the retrieved tickets are valid; and
accessing on one more services provided by the gateway via the first connection.

US Pat. No. 9,935,785

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FULL-DUPLEX MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL USING REQUEST-TO-SEND SIGNALING

1. A method comprising:transmitting, from a first node and to a second node, a request-to-send first data to the second node;
receiving, at the first node and from the second node, a response indicating availability;
transmitting, from the first node and to the second node, the first data on a frequency channel while receiving, at the first node, a second data from the second node on the frequency channel, to yield full duplex data communications between the first node and the second node;
selecting a dynamically updated short-interframe-space waiting period that defines a waiting period before a transmission of an acknowledgement of receipt of data; and
after transmitting the first data to the second node and waiting the dynamically updated short-interframe-space waiting period during which time no data is transmitted by the first node or the second node, transmitting, from the first node to the second node, a first acknowledgement indicating reception of the second data while receiving, at the first node and from the second node, a second acknowledgement indicating reception at the second node of the first data.

US Pat. No. 9,935,779

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR USING VIRTUAL LOCAL AREA NETWORKS IN A SWITCH FABRIC

Juniper Networks, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a switch device having a memory and a processor operatively coupled to the memory,
the processor configured to receive, from a source edge device, a multicast data unit having (1) a virtual local area network (VLAN) identifier and (2) a source edge device identifier,
the processor configured to retrieve a first table stored in the memory, the first table including a mapping of each VLAN identifier from a set of VLAN identifiers to a set of ports for that VLAN identifier from a plurality of ports of the switch device,
the processor configured to determine, from the first table and based on the VLAN identifier, a first set of ports associated with the VLAN identifier,
the processor configured to retrieve a second table stored in the memory, the second table including a mapping of each edge device from a plurality of edge devices to a set of ports for that edge device from the plurality of ports of the switch device, the plurality of edge devices including the source edge device,
the processor configured to determine, from the second table and based on the source edge device identifier, a second set of ports associated with the source edge device identifier,
the processor configured to identify a subset of ports that are included in the first set of ports and the second set of ports, and the processor configured to send an instance of the multicast data unit to at least one port from the subset of ports.

US Pat. No. 9,935,763

TIMING CORRECTION IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A communication system comprising:a data transmitter configured to generate a digital communication signal;
a data receiver configured to receive the digital communication signal; and
a pulse-width distortion (PWD) correction circuit arranged between the data transmitter and the data receiver and being configured to adjust at least one timing parameter associated with the digital communication signal;
wherein the PWD correction circuit comprises at least one edge-delay circuit, each of the at least one edge-delay circuit comprising:
a buffer configured to generate a buffered digital communication signal based on the digital communication signal, the buffer comprising an inverter stage configured to invert the digital communication signal;
a filter configured to generate an average voltage corresponding to an average amplitude of the buffered digital communication signal; and
an error amplifier configured to compare the average voltage with a predetermined reference voltage to generate a comparison signal that controls the inverter stage of the buffer in a negative feedback arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,935,693

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING IN A MIMO NETWORK

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A secondary station comprising:a plurality of antennas,
a transceiver configured to communicate in a network with a primary station in accordance with a preferred rank of transmission, the transceiver being communicatively coupled to the plurality of antennas,
a controller communicatively coupled to the transceiver and configured to:
measure channel state information (CSI) of a downlink channel, and
derive a first set of preferred precoding vectors based on the measured channel state information (CSI),
wherein a number of preferred precoding vectors in the first set of derived preferred precoding vectors is greater than the preferred rank of transmission, and
wherein the preferred rank of transmission is signaled by the secondary station to the primary station.

US Pat. No. 9,935,582

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ENVELOPE TRACKING SYSTEMS

SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. An envelope tracking system for generating a supply voltage of a power amplifier, the envelope tracking system comprising:a digital filter configured to generate a filtered envelope signal based on a digital envelope signal representing an envelope of a radio frequency signal;
a buck converter controllable by the filtered envelope signal and including an output electrically connected to a power amplifier supply voltage, the buck converter configured to control the power amplifier supply voltage to track low frequency components of the digital envelope signal;
a digital-to-analog converter module including an output electrically connected to the output of the buck converter and configured to provide an output current, the digital-to-analog converter module configured to control the power amplifier supply voltage to track high frequency components of the digital envelope signal; and
a digital shaping and delay circuit configured to generate a shaped envelope signal based on shaping the filtered envelope signal, the shaped envelope signal operable to control a magnitude of the output current of the digital-to-analog converter module, the digital shaping and delay circuit further configured to control a delay of the shaped envelope signal to align the output of the digital-to-analog converter module and the output of the buck converter.

US Pat. No. 9,935,571

ALTERNATOR CONTROLLER

Kohler, Co., Kohler, WI ...

1. A method comprising:detecting a change in an electrical characteristic of a field winding of an alternator;
adjusting a target field setting based on the change in the electrical characteristic of the field winding; and
changing a driving characteristic of the field winding based on the target field setting.

US Pat. No. 9,934,759

MODULAR FLEXIBLE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND METHODS

Nanolumens Acquisition, I...

1. A modular display system for displaying an image upon a viewing plane comprising:a) a support frame supporting a plurality of display modules;
b) said plurality of display modules comprising a first display module, said first display module comprising:
i) a flexible substrate having a flexible environmental barrier coating, the flexible substrate being electrically connected to a plurality of light emitting elements disposed on a display plane in a predetermined pattern, said plurality of light emitting elements collectively displaying said image on said display plane;
ii) a releasable frame retention means coupled to said flexible substrate and having a retaining position and a non-retaining position, said retaining position effective for engaging a portion of said support frame, said retaining position effective for urging said display plane to be substantially co-planar with said viewing plane, said non-retaining position allowing said first display module to be removed from said viewing plane, said releasable frame retention means configured to be actuated between said retaining position and said non-retaining position from the display plane side of said display module;
iii) a first alignment feature coupled to said flexible substrate and disposed in a predetermined relationship to said display plane;
iv) a first complementary alignment feature coupled to said flexible substrate and disposed in a predetermined relationship to said first alignment feature;
c) the first display module further characterized in that it has an installed position and an uninstalled position,
i) said installed position characterized in that the releasable frame retention means is in said retaining position and said display plane is substantially co-planar with said viewing plane;
ii) said uninstalled position characterized in that the releasable frame retention means is in said non-retaining position and said display plane is not co-planar with said viewing plane;
d) said plurality of display modules further comprising a second display module identical to said first display module, said second display module in the installed position;
e) said modular display system further characterized in that:
i) when said first display module is in the installed position, the first alignment feature of the first display module operatively engages the first complementary alignment feature of the second display module causing said predetermined pattern of light emitting elements of said first display module to become aligned with the predetermined pattern of light emitting elements of the second display module, the alignment between said first and said second display modules causing no perceivable visual aberration on the viewing plane;
f) said modular display system further characterized in that the plurality of display modules in the installed position upon said support frame collectively create the viewing plane.

US Pat. No. 9,934,369

DETECTING AND TRACKING VIRTUAL CONTAINERS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting and tracking virtual containers, the method comprising:creating, via a processing device, a virtual container record in a database, wherein the virtual container record relates to a virtual container and wherein each virtual container is configured to run a set of images associated with the respective virtual container, wherein each of the images is derived from a base image so as to be related in a hierarchical tree;
detecting, by the processing device, a start event of the virtual container and recording a start time of the start event in the database, wherein the start event comprises running the set of images associated with the virtual container such that the virtual container is a live virtual container; and
detecting, by the processing device, a stop event of the virtual container and recording a stop time of the stop event in the database, wherein the stop event comprises ending the running of the set of images associated with the virtual container such that the virtual container is not a live virtual container.

US Pat. No. 9,933,519

THREE DIMENSIONAL RADAR SYSTEM

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. A radar system comprising:a radar unit arranged to rotate around a rotation axis in respect to a moving platform, the radar unit comprising:
(i) a transmitter antenna arranged to transmit, cyclically around the rotation axis and sequentially such as to cover a 360° azimuth angle around the rotation axis, a plurality of radar signals, each having a spatial angle comprising a range of off-axis angles and a range of azimuth angles; and
(ii) a first and a second receiver antennas, separated along the rotation axis, and arranged to receive, for substantially each radar signal a first and a second echo, respectively; and a processor connected to the receiver antennas, and arranged to:
(a) co-register the second echo in relation to positional data of the platform;
(b) generate an interferogram of the first echo and the co-registered second echo;
(c) apply a Kalman filter to the interferogram in relation to a phase confidence map such as to calculate an unwrapped phase difference between the first and the second echo;
(d) calculate an off-axis angle from the unwrapped phase;
(e) derive, from the calculated off-axis angle, height information associated with the corresponding spatial angle of the radar signal;
(f) calculate, from the off-axis angle, a phase forward projection; and
(g) update the phase confidence map with the phase forward projection;
wherein the processor is arranged to initially generate the phase confidence map for each spatial angle from a specified surface model, and sequentially update the phase confidence map every cycle in relation to the current cycle phase forward projection and to phase forward projections of former cycles, relating to the radar signals of each spatial angle, and considering the platform movement from cycle to cycle,
wherein the processor is further arranged to:
(h) validate the height information by investigating the received echo and detecting strong scatterers, using this to mask noise or possible shadow areas with unreliable height information, and updating the phase confidence map with only validated information; and
(i) interpolate and/or extrapolate the phase confidence map to areas of invalid information.

US Pat. No. 9,933,336

GAS TURBINE HAVING FUEL MONITORING

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

14. A power plant comprising:a gas turbine;
a governor configured to control the gas turbine;
a fuel distribution system between a fuel control valve and at least one burner of the gas turbine; and
a generator which is arranged to be driven by the gas turbine;
wherein the governor is further configured to:
detect a fuel leakage during operation of the gas turbine by:
(i) approximating a fuel consumption of the gas turbine as a function of a mechanical power output of the gas turbine,
(ii) defining an amount of fuel supplied to the gas turbine, and
(iii) computing an amount of a leakage flow of fuel in the fuel distribution system between the fuel control valve and the at least one burner from a difference between the defined amount of fuel supplied and the approximated fuel consumption; and
close a trip valve in a fuel feed line of the fuel distribution system via a signal generated based on the computed amount of the leakage flow.

US Pat. No. 9,933,328

METHOD FOR DETECTING A BURST HOSE IN A HYDRAULIC SYSTEM

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A method for detecting a leak in a hose of a hydraulic system having a control valve assembly with first and second work ports in fluid communication with an actuator, the method comprising implementing a first leak detection protocol including the steps of:(a) estimating a first hydraulic fluid flow rate for fluid flowing from the control valve assembly first work port to the actuator;
(b) estimating a second hydraulic fluid flow rate for fluid flowing from the actuator to the control valve assembly second work port;
(c) calculating a proportional flow rate difference between the first and second hydraulic fluid flow rates;
(d) calculating a flow error value by subtracting the proportional flow rate difference from a predetermined margin value; and
(e) generating a hydraulic fluid leak signal when the flow error value integrated over time exceeds a total flow error threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,933,290

ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED FLOW MEASUREMENT SENSOR

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A flow measurement sensing device comprising:a first venturi comprising a first shield portion;
an elongated portion connected to an outer surface of the first venturi;
a second venturi housed within the first venturi, the second venturi comprising:
a second shield portion; and
at least one air inlet; and
a first integral passageway extending from the at least one air inlet through the elongated portion, the first integral passageway comprising a first segment having a first cross-sectional shape and a second segment having a second cross-sectional shape.

US Pat. No. 9,933,285

PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR ASSEMBLY, AND SENSOR ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRICAL SYSTEM EMPLOYING SAME

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A piezoelectric sensor assembly for an electrical system, said electrical system comprising a sensor attachment assembly and a number of electrical conductors, said sensor attachment assembly comprising a sensor housing and a fastening member for fastening the sensor housing to a corresponding one of said electrical conductors, said corresponding one of said electrical conductors having a first side and a second side disposed opposite the first side, said piezoelectric sensor assembly comprising:a processor structured to be enclosed by the sensor housing;
a piezoelectric sensor element;
a wiring assembly electrically connecting said piezoelectric sensor element to said processor;
an insulating member coupled to said piezoelectric sensor element and being structured to extend outwardly from the sensor housing to engage the first side of said corresponding one of said electrical conductors, wherein said insulating member is a ceramic disc; wherein said ceramic disc includes a first side and a second side disposed opposite the first side; wherein the first side of said ceramic disc is structured to engage the first side of said corresponding one of said electrical conductors; and wherein the second side of said ceramic disc includes a recess structured to receive said piezoelectric sensor element; and
a mounting enclosure structured to mount said piezoelectric sensor element and said insulating member to the sensor housing,
wherein said fastening member comprises an elongated strap disposed on the exterior of the sensor housing and structured to wrap around and engage the second side of said corresponding one of said electrical conductors and attach to the sensor housing, in order to secure said piezoelectric sensor assembly to the first side of said corresponding one of said electrical conductors without requiring a separate mounting or clamping member on the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,933,123

LIGHT STRIP SYSTEM

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A light strip system comprising:an elongated carrier arrangement, which is formed by mounting rail elements featuring at least partly a U-shaped cross section with an opening facing downward, the mounting rail elements being joined together end to end to extend in a longitudinal direction, said rail elements including at least one inwardly facing contact area on each side,
a first shaped element which comprises a flexible material in order to form part of an accommodation space within the elongated carrier arrangement, said first shaped element extending in the longitudinal direction,
a second shaped element, which is connected to the first shaped element in order to seal the accommodation space, said second shaped element extending in the longitudinal direction and including a floor area that is translucent or transparent, and
a light module component which is arranged inside the accommodation space,
wherein in order to hold the light module component, the light module component pushes against the contact areas on each side of the rail elements of the carrier arrangement, with respective flexible, intermediate areas of the first shaped element between the light module component and the respective contact area.

US Pat. No. 9,931,979

SELF-CHECKING EMERGENCY LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING A SELF-CHECKING EMERGENCY LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. Self-checking emergency light unit for a passenger transport comprising:a power input terminal coupleable to an external power supply for receiving power therefrom,
an illumination circuit coupled to the power input terminal, the illumination circuit comprising at least one light source,
an emergency power source coupled to the power input terminal and to the illumination circuit, wherein the emergency power source is adapted to store electrical energy received via the power input terminal and to provide electrical energy to the illumination circuit in an emergency operation,
a discharge circuit coupled to the emergency power source, wherein the discharge circuit is adapted to effect a discharge of the emergency power source in a power down operation, and
an operational check module coupled to the emergency power source, wherein the operational check module is configured to sense at least one electric characteristic of the emergency power source during the power down operation and to determine an operational status of the emergency power source from the at least one electric characteristic during the power down operation,
wherein the operational status is by default set to indicate a malfunction of the emergency powers source after a power up operation and wherein the operational status indicates a proper functioning of the emergency power source after the power down operation if the at least one electric characteristic complies with one or more preset criteria for the power down operation.

US Pat. No. 9,931,907

VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING UNIT

VALEO JAPAN CO. LTD., Ku...

1. A vehicle conditioning unit including:an air-conditioning case that has an air passage;
a heat exchanger that is arranged in the air passage and exchanges heat with air flowing through the air passage;
a center vent opening that is provided on a downstream side of the heat exchanger arranged in the air-conditioning case;
a side vent opening that is provided on a right side and/or a left side in a vehicle right and left direction of the center vent opening;
a defrost opening that is provided in a front side in a vehicle longitudinal direction of the center vent opening; and
a foot opening that is provided on a lower side in a vehicle vertical direction of the center vent opening,
wherein the air passage has:
a first passage that guides air that has passed through the heat exchanger to the center vent opening, the side vent opening, and the defrost opening; and
a second passage that is branched from the first passage and guides the air that has passed through the heat exchanger to the foot opening,
wherein a first door for distributing the air that has passed through the heat exchanger to the first passage and the second passage is arranged at a branched position to the second passage,
wherein a first supply passage that communicates between the first passage and the second passage is provided on a downstream side of the first door, and this first supply passage is opened and closed by the first door, and
wherein a second door for distributing the air that has passed through the heat exchanger to the center vent opening and the defrost opening is arranged in the first passage at a position on a downstream side of the first supply passage,
wherein in the vehicle air-conditioning unit in a foot mode, the first door closes the first passage and opens the first supply passage, and the second door closes the center vent opening, and forms a second supply passage, an entry of which is positioned in an extending direction of the first supply passage and an exit of which communicates with the side vent openings,
wherein the first door is a butterfly-type door that has:
a rotational shaft that is rotatably supported by the air-conditioning case;
a first closing section that extends from the rotational shaft;
a second closing section that extends from the rotational shaft in a different direction from the first closing section and greater than 90 degrees from the direction of the first closing section, in the foot mode, the first closing section closes the first passage, and the second closing section opens the first supply passage, and
a third closing section that extends from the rotational shaft in a different direction from both of the first closing section and the second closing section, a length of the third closing section in a direction along a shaft direction of the rotational shaft is shorter than a length of the first supply passage in the direction along the shaft direction of the rotational shaft, and in the foot mode, the third closing section partially closes the first supply passage.

US Pat. No. 9,931,216

ORTHOPAEDIC FEMORAL COMPONENT HAVING CONTROLLED CONDYLAR CURVATURE

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An orthopaedic knee prosthesis comprising:a femoral component having a condyle surface curved in the sagittal plane; and
a tibial bearing having a bearing surface configured to articulate with the condyle surface of the femoral component,
wherein the condyle surface (i) contacts the bearing surface at a first contact point on the condyle surface at a first degree of flexion, the first degree of flexion being in the range of 0 degrees to 10 degrees, (ii) contacts the bearing surface at a second contact point on the condyle surface at a second degree of flexion, the second degree of flexion being in the range of 10 degrees to 75 degrees, and (iii) contacts the bearing surface at a third contact point on the condyle surface at a third degree of flexion, the second degree of flexion being greater than the first degree of flexion and the third degree of flexion being greater than the second degree of flexion,
wherein (i) the condyle surface in the sagittal plane has a first radius of curvature at the first contact point, a second radius of curvature at the second contact point, and a third radius of curvature at the third contact point, and (ii) the second radius of curvature is greater than the first radius of curvature and the third radius of curvature is less than the second radius of curvature,
wherein the third radius of curvature is greater than the first radius of curvature by at least 0.5 millimeters, and
wherein a curved surface section having a non-constant radius of curvature is defined between the first contact point and the third contact point.

US Pat. No. 9,930,877

MICROFABRICATED SURFACES FOR THE PHYSICAL CAPTURE OF INSECTS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A microfabricated insect capturing surface comprising:a substrate defining a plane;
a plurality of insect capture surface microstructures each formed from a flexible elongated member, the plurality of surface microstructures being disposed on the substrate with a variable orientation to the plane of the substrate and at a density sufficient such that multiple insect capture surface microstructures are capable of simultaneously interacting with an insect disposed thereon;
wherein at least some of the surface microstructures have a recurved body capable of entangling the insect, and wherein at least some of the surface microstructures include a piercing element being sufficiently rigid and sharp to pierce the insect body; and
wherein the surface microstructures are formed from a material having a breaking stress sufficiently large to avoid breakage during interaction with the insect.

US Pat. No. 9,936,547

MULTI-MODE CONTROL FOR SOLID STATE LIGHTING

Dialog Semiconductor Inc....

1. A light emitting diode (LED) controller providing a regulated current across a LED from an unregulated voltage source, the LED controller comprising:a current controller configured to detect an output current at an output of the LED controller; and
a firing angle detection circuit configured to detect a firing angle of a voltage waveform output by a dimmer switch, the dimmer switch coupled to receive the unregulated voltage source, wherein a firing angle sense input of the firing angle detection circuit is directly connected to both inputs of a diode bridge circuit coupled to the dimmer switch;
the current controller further configured to:
generate a control signal to turn on or turn off a switch, the switch being turned on responsive to the control signal being in a first state and the switch being turned off responsive to the control signal being in a second state, the switch configured to receive the control signal and regulate an amount of current to be supplied to the LED based on the control signal, wherein for each switching cycle:
responsive to the detected firing angle of the voltage waveform output by the dimmer switch being less than a first firing angle threshold, corresponding to a first regulation mode, generate the control signal in the second state when the detected output current at the output of the LED controller satisfies a first output current threshold;
responsive to the detected firing angle of the voltage waveform output by the dimmer switch being greater than a second firing angle threshold, corresponding to a second regulation mode, generate the control signal in the second state when the detected output current at the output of the LED controller satisfies a second output current threshold; and
responsive to the detected firing angle of the voltage waveform output by the dimmer switch being greater than the first threshold and less than the second threshold, corresponding to a third regulation mode, generate the control signal in the second state when the detected output current at the output of the LED controller satisfies the first output current threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,936,537

CHANNEL ACCESS MECHANISM

NEWRACOM, Inc., Irvine, ...

1. A wireless device operating in a wireless network, the wireless device comprising:a hardware processor; and
one or more memories coupled to the hardware processor, wherein the one or more memories include one or more instructions, which when executed by the hardware processor cause the wireless device to:
detect a wireless medium is idle,
decrement a backoff counter from a current value in response to detecting the wireless medium is idle, wherein the backoff counter is associated with a clear channel assessment of the wireless medium and the backoff counter was originally set to an initial random value,
detect a frame received from a transmitting device over the wireless medium,
determine whether the frame is an inter-basic service set (BSS) frame or an intra-BSS frame,
during a period of time that the wireless device determines whether the frame is an inter-BSS frame or an intra-BSS frame:
set and maintain a condition for the wireless medium in a busy state, and
hold decrementing the backoff counter associated with the clear channel assessment of the wireless medium while determining whether the frame is an inter-BSS frame or an intra-BSS frame, and
resume decrementing the backoff counter in response to determining that the frame is an inter-BSS frame relative to the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,936,160

AUTOMATIC DETECTION OF A CABLE TRAP

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A cable modem, comprising:a hardware processor configured to execute a trap-detection module, wherein the trap-detection module is configured to:
test whether a signal is received, wherein the signal is not received when a cable trap is operational; and
generate data, based on the test, indicative of whether the cable trap is operational between the cable modem and a cable head-end; and
a management information base configured to:
store the data; and
provide the stored data to the cable head-end in response to a polling command received from the cable head-end.

US Pat. No. 9,936,039

CHOREOGRAPHED CACHING

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A computer implemented method comprising:monitoring, by a computing device, requests received on a plurality of routing devices for application data corresponding to a network resource identifier;
aggregating the requests over a caching time window to derive an aggregated number of requests received on the plurality of routing devices;
determining that the aggregated number of requests received within the caching time window is above a caching threshold;
in response to determining the aggregated number of requests is above the caching threshold, notifying one or more of the plurality of routing devices to cache the application data;
after notifying the one or more of the plurality of routing devices to cache the application data, monitoring subsequent requests received on the plurality of routing devices for the application data;
aggregating the subsequent requests over a de-caching time window to derive an aggregated number of subsequent requests received on the plurality of routing devices;
determining that the aggregated number of subsequent requests received within the de-caching time window is below a de-caching threshold; and
in response to determining the aggregated number of subsequent requests is below the de-caching threshold, notifying the one or more of the plurality of routing devices to de-cache the application data.

US Pat. No. 9,935,823

CHANGE TO AVAILABILITY MAPPING

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A computer-implemented network diagnostics system, comprising:a communications network;
network accessible storage comprising a network interface and a non-volatile storage medium;
a web server coupled to the communications network, the web server comprising a processor that is programmed to relay selected information for display by client computers coupled to the network; and
a system management module, coupled to the communications network and the network accessible storage via a network interface of the system management module, the system management module comprising:
a digital data processor;
program storage coupled to the digital data processor; and
one or more network links coupled to the digital data processor to relay data between the digital data processor and the communications network;
wherein the digital data processor is programmed to perform computer-implemented impact analysis tasks according to machine-readable instructions contained in the program storage that:
direct the web server to provide for display at one of the client computers an output comprising a predefined status indicator for each of a plurality of client resources of the communications network, each status indicator representing a functional state of a corresponding item of the client resources, wherein the client resources comprise hardware components of the communications network and services provided by said hardware components;
receive, from one or more of the plurality of client resources of the communications network, notification of one or more planned maintenance operations defined for specific items of the client resources;
analyze a state of the resources of the communications network to identify resources experiencing complete or partial functional impairment;
direct the web server to provide for display at one or more client computers an output comprising an update to the predefined status indicator of each of the functionally impaired resources;
perform, for each resource experiencing complete or partial functional impairment, tasks that:
apply a predetermined impact analysis framework to determine whether the functional impairment is causally related to the planned maintenance operations;
causing the direct of the web server to modify or suspend updating of the predefined status indicators of the resources whose functional impairment is causally related to the planned maintenance operations.

US Pat. No. 9,935,767

SECURE STORAGE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A computer-implemented method for configuring secure storage on a computing device, the computer implemented method comprising:storing, at a first application running on a first computing device, authentication data associated with an authenticated communications session conducted between the first application on the first computing device and a second application running on a second computing device different from the first computing device, wherein the first application is configured to disable functionality associated with the first application;
receiving, at the first application without access to a secure storage in non-volatile memory on the first computing device, an activation command comprising encryption data from the second application;
authenticating, by the first application, the activation command based on the authentication data stored at the first application running on the first computing device;
in response to the activation command authenticated based on the authentication data stored at the first application running on the first computing device, configuring, by the first application, the secure storage in the non-volatile memory on the first computing device based at least in part on the activation command received from the second application, configuring the secure storage in the non-volatile memory on the first computing device comprising activating the secure storage in the non-volatile memory on the first computing device, the activating of the secure storage in the non-volatile memory on the first computing device comprising encrypting application data associated with execution of the first application based on the encryption data from the second application;
in response to the configuring of the secure storage in the non-volatile memory on the first computing device, enabling disabled functionality associated with the first application, the enabling comprising verifying an activation key received from the second application; and
in response to activating the secure storage in the non-volatile memory on the first computing device, by the first application, managing the secure storage, wherein managing the secure storage comprise locking or unlocking the secure storage to control accessibility of the application data associated with execution of the first application by a runtime process running on the first computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,935,760

TUNABLE FILTER FOR LTE BANDS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. Communication circuitry comprising:a tunable filter comprising:
a filtering component comprising one or more resonators coupled together to provide a filter response; and
a tuning component coupled to the filtering component and configured to adjust an impedance presented to the filtering component in order to change the filter response, wherein:
the tunable filter is configured to pass signals within a first band and attenuate signals outside the first band when tuned to the first band;
the tunable filter is configured to pass signals within a second band and attenuate signals outside the second band when tuned to the second band;
the first band and the second band are non-contiguous such that a restricted band exists between the first band and the second band; and
a first fixed filter configured to pass signals within a third band, which is located between the first band and the restricted band, while attenuating signals outside the third band;
a second fixed filter configured to pass signals within a fourth band, which is located between the second band and the restricted band, while attenuating signals outside the fourth band; and
switching circuitry configured to selectively couple one of the tunable filter, the first fixed filter, and the second fixed filter within an active signal path of the communication circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,935,745

SIGNAL SENDING METHOD AND SIGNAL SENDING DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

10. A signal sending device, comprising:a processor; and
memory coupled to the processor, the memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the device to:
cancel interference from symbols of a boundary between at least two precoding code blocks in a multiple input multiple output filter bank multicarrier (MIMO-FBMC) system, wherein the precoding code block comprises at least one time-frequency resource element that uses same precoding;
in response to cancelling the interference from the symbols of the boundary between the at least two precoding code blocks in the MIMO-FBMC system, perform precoding on a to-be-sent symbol in the precoding code block to obtain a precoded symbol; and
send the obtained precoded symbol.

US Pat. No. 9,935,739

DATA RESOURCE MAPPING FOR FREQUENCY-CODED SYMBOLS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for data reception on a plurality of subcarrier frequency bands, comprising:identifying a first set of subcarrier frequency bands, the first set of subcarrier frequency bands including subcarrier frequency bands allocated for receiving one or more corresponding reference symbols;
identifying a second set of subcarrier frequency bands, the second set of subcarrier frequency bands including subcarrier frequency bands available for receiving data elements, wherein each subcarrier frequency band is associated with no more than one of the first set and second set of subcarrier frequency bands;
determining a first set of pairs of subcarrier frequency bands from said second set of subcarrier frequency bands, each pair of the first set of pairs including a first subcarrier frequency band and a second subcarrier frequency band adjacent to the first subcarrier frequency band;
determining a second set of pairs of subcarrier frequency bands from said second set of subcarrier frequency bands, each pair of the second set of pairs including a first subcarrier frequency band and a second subcarrier frequency band where a gap between the first subcarrier frequency band and the second subcarrier frequency band is no larger than a predetermined threshold, wherein each subcarrier frequency band is associated with no more than one pair from the first set of pairs and the second set of pairs;
muting any remaining subcarrier frequency band from said second set of subcarrier frequency bands that does not belong to a pair in either the first or second sets of pairs of subcarrier frequency bands; and
simultaneously receiving each of a plurality of data elements on both of the first and second subcarrier frequency bands in a corresponding pair within the determined first and second set of pairs.

US Pat. No. 9,935,723

USER TERMINAL DEVICE FOR INTERFERENCE LIMITED SCENARIOS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A user terminal device comprising:a first radio chain arrangement and a second radio chain arrangement;
a first antenna arrangement comprising at least: (i) a first antenna element, (ii) a first antenna port and (iii) a second antenna port;
a second antenna arrangement comprising at least: (i) a third antenna port, (ii) a fourth antenna port, (iii) a first polarized antenna element arranged for at least one of transmitting and receiving signals at a first polarization via the third antenna port, and (iv) a second polarized antenna element arranged for at least one of transmitting and receiving signals at a second polarization via the fourth antenna port,
wherein the polarizations are mutually orthogonal in at least one direction;
a first switching device configured to connect the first radio chain arrangement with at least one of: (i) the first antenna arrangement via the first antenna port and (ii) the first polarized antenna element via the third antenna port; and
a second switching device configured to connect the second radio chain arrangement with at least one of: (i) the first antenna arrangement via the second antenna port and (ii) the second polarized antenna element via the fourth antenna port,
wherein the first switching device and the second switching device are configured to connect a respective radio chain arrangement to a corresponding antenna port in dependence of the relations between a measured signal level, a measured noise level, a measured interference level, and a previously known degree of efficiency at those antenna ports that are connected to a respective radio chain arrangement.

US Pat. No. 9,935,692

RADIO COMMUNICATING SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATING METHOD, RADIO STATION, CONTROL STATION AND PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A radio communication system comprising:a plurality of radio stations;
a terminal; and
wherein a radio station, from among the plurality of radio stations is configured to:
determine another radio station, from among the plurality of radio stations, as a destination of control information of Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) communication, in which two or more of the plurality of radio stations take part in data transmission/reception with the terminal;
transmit the control information of Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) communication to the other radio station; and
receive a response to the transmitted control information of Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) communication, and
wherein at least one of the radio station and the other radio station is configured to automatically generate a Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) cooperating set, which is specific to a cell of the radio station and includes two or more cells of the two or more of the plurality of radio stations, in a manner to refrain from adding one or more cells at least either not supporting the Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) communication or not being able to perform the Coordinated Multi Point (CoMP) communication.

US Pat. No. 9,935,687

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA COLLECTION USING NEAR-FIELD MAGNETIC INDUCTION

Near Field Magnetics, Inc...

1. A method of monitoring an enclosed environment within an enclosure, the method comprising:providing a system having a receiver and a transmitter, the receiver and the transmitter configured to wirelessly communicate using near-field magnetic induction;
disposing a sensor assembly and the transmitter within the enclosure, and coupling the sensor assembly to the transmitter;
disposing the receiver outside of the enclosure;
coupling the receiver to a communications device outside the enclosure;
detecting, by the sensor assembly, a sensed condition of the enclosed environment within the enclosure;
communicating, by the transmitter, the sensed condition within the enclosure to the receiver outside of the enclosure using near-field magnetic induction;
receiving, by the receiver, the sensed condition from the transmitter; and
communicating, by the communications device, the sensed condition to a user outside of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,935,620

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

RENESAS ELECTRONICS CORPO...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a plurality of bus slaves;
a plurality of bus masters that accesses the bus slaves through a bus; and
a clock supplying unit that supplies clocks to the bus slaves and the bus masters,
wherein the number of waits in accordance with an operating frequency can be set for at least any one of the bus slaves, and
wherein the clock supplying unit is configured to control a phase difference between the clocks supplied to the bus masters and the bus slaves in accordance with the number of waits set for each bus slave.

US Pat. No. 9,935,584

SELF-BIASED GYRATOR-BASED RECEIVER FOR AMPLIFICATION AND EQUALIZATION OF SINGLE-ENDED SIGNALS

NVIDIA Corporation, Sant...

1. A circuit, comprising:a first p-channel field-effect transistor (PFET) comprising a first source port, a first drain port, and a first gate port, wherein the first source port is coupled to a positive supply node, the first drain port is coupled to an intermediate output node, and the first gate port is coupled to a feedback node;
a first n-channel field-effect transistor (NFET) comprising a second source port, a second drain port, and a second gate port, wherein the second source port is coupled to an input node, the second drain port is coupled to the intermediate output node, and the second gate port is coupled to the feedback node;
a feedback resistive element coupled between the feedback node and the intermediate output node;
a feedback capacitive element coupled between the feedback node and an alternating current (AC) ground node; and
a termination resistive element coupled between the input node and the negative supply rail.

US Pat. No. 9,935,572

CONTROL OF ALTERNATOR WITH FRONT END ACCESSORY DRIVE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An electrical machine, comprising:a housing;
a first field winding within the housing;
a first armature winding;
a second field winding, the first field winding and the first armature winding at least partially wrapped by the second field winding;
a second armature winding, the first field winding and the first armature winding at least partially wrapped by the second armature winding; and
a controller including non-transitory instructions to adjust current supplied to the second field winding to control a speed of a front end accessory device.

US Pat. No. 9,935,539

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AT LEAST ONE SWITCHING DEVICE, ESPECIALLY FOR USE IN AIRCRAFT

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. A system, especially for use in aircraft, for controlling at least one switching device (5, 5b, 5n) able to open or close a connection between at least one power source and at least one supplied device, and means for measuring a state of a power supply channel, the system being characterized in that it comprises:at least two microcontrollers (1a, 1b) each able to emit a command directed to each of the at least one switching devices (5, 5b, 5n) of a power supply channel, the at least two microcontrollers (1a, 1b) being couplable to at least one portion of the means for measuring the state of the power supply channel, and
a means (14, 14b, 14n) for determining a command to be transmitted, able to determine the command to be transmitted to each of the at least one switching devices (5, 5b, 5n) from the commands emitted by each of the at least two microcontrollers (1a, 1b) and directed to each of the at least one switching devices (5, 5b, 5n).

US Pat. No. 9,935,382

CONNECTOR, CONTACT USED IN CONNECTOR, HOUSING, WIRED HOUSING, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING WIRED HOUSING

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A connector comprising a contact connected to a member to be connected and brought into contact with a wire so as to electrically connect the member to be connected and the wire,the contact including:
a contact portion coming into contact with the wire when the wire moves toward one side in a perpendicular direction perpendicular to a wire extending direction in which the wire extends;
a movement restriction member for restricting a movement of the wire on the contact in a state where the wire is in contact with the contact portion; and
a movement regulation member for regulating a movement of the wire in the perpendicular direction in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portion,
wherein the contact includes an installation member installed and electrically connected to the member to be connected,
the installation member includes the movement regulation member on one side and an installation surface for electrically connecting the member to be connected on another side, and
a drop-off prevention portion for covering at least part of the wire on the other side in the perpendicular direction in the state where the wire is in contact with the contact portion is formed in the contact portion.

US Pat. No. 9,935,110

MEMORY DEVICE WITH MANUFACTURABLE CYLINDRICAL STORAGE NODE

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a conductive pad;
forming a first insulating layer directly on the conductive pad;
forming a second insulating layer over the first insulating layer;
forming a first hole within the first and the second insulating layer such that an upper surface portion of the conductive pad is exposed;
forming a conformal dielectric layer within the first hole and directly on an exposed portion of the conductive pad, the conformal dielectric layer partially filling the first hole;
forming a conformal first conductive layer within the first hole and over the conformal dielectric layer, the first conductive layer partially filling the first hole;
etching the first conductive layer and the conformal dielectric layer using an anisotropic etch process such that a sidewall portion of the first conductive layer along the height of the first hole and a sidewall portion of the conformal dielectric layer along the height of the first hole remain unremoved and at least a bottom portion of the first conductive layer and a bottom portion of the conformal dielectric layer within the first hole are removed to expose a portion of the conductive pad;
forming a second conductive layer within the first hole and on the first conductive layer such that the second conductive layer is in direct contact with the first conductive layer and the conductive pad;
forming a third insulating layer over the second insulating layer;
forming a second hole in the third insulating layer such that at least one of the first and the second conductive layers is exposed; and
forming a third conductive layer within the second hole, the third conductive layer being in direct contact with the exposed at least one of the first and the second conductive layers.

US Pat. No. 9,933,536

ARCTIC SEISMIC SURVEYING OPERATIONS

ION Geophysical Corporati...

1. A method of performing a marine seismic survey in icy waters, the method comprising:planning a survey track traversing a survey area based on initial ice conditions in the survey area having the icy waters;
deploying a seismic system into the water from a survey vessel at the survey area;
traversing the survey track with at least one escort vessel escorting the survey vessel;
obtaining seismic data along the survey track by towing the seismic system from the survey vessel under the surface of the icy water; and
monitoring the survey area along the survey track for actual ice conditions and handling the actual ice conditions along the survey track by—
monitoring feather of the seismic system towed by the survey vessel,
detecting an ice obstruction along the survey track ahead of the survey vessel at least using the at least one escort vessel, and
turning the survey vessel away from the detected ice obstruction based on the monitored feather.

US Pat. No. 9,932,812

EXCAVATION STATUS MONITORING SYSTEM FOR TUNNELING MACHINE

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. An excavation status monitoring system for a tunneling machine, comprising:a plurality of detecting portions including a first detecting portion and a plurality of second detecting portions, mounted on a cutter head of the tunneling machine, each of the plurality of detecting portions including an accelerometer that detects a vibration or an acoustic sensor that detects a sound wave;
a data recording portion, arranged in the cutter head, capable of performing prescribed internal network communication, and unifying a plurality of signals detected by the plurality of the second detecting portions into a single signal;
an internal information terminal device that is arranged in a portion of the tunneling machine behind the cutter head and receives the single signal transmitted through the internal network communication from the data recording portion; and
a speaker that outputs a sound based on the single signal and based on a signal detected by the first detecting portion,
wherein the cutter head in which the plurality of detecting portions and the data recording portion are arranged is rotary,
the plurality of signals detected by the second detecting portions are transmitted to the speaker, involve the data recording portion and the internal information terminal device, and the single signal is output as sound, and
the signal detected by the first detecting portion is transmitted to the speaker without involving the data recording portion and the internal information terminal device and is output as sound in real time.
US Pat. No. 9,932,269

HIGH STRENGTH, DENSITY CONTROLLED COLD FUSION CONCRETE CEMENTITIOUS SPRAY APPLIED FIREPROOFING

Geopolymer Solutions LLC,...

1. A sprayable, fire resistant, cold fusion concrete formulation containing a geopolymer cement that uses no liquid hydroxide additives as a primary activator or a pH elevator, and wherein said formulation exhibits an equilibrium density of less 60 pounds per cubic foot and a cured compressive strength above 1,000 pounds per square inch, said formulation comprising:15-50 wt % of at least two aggregates of different sizes, each aggregate exhibiting a diameter ranging from about 0.025 mm to about 12.5 mm and having a bulk specific gravity of not greater than 0.60 and that when subject to temperatures in excess of 1,999° F. do not produce smoke, said lightweight aggregates being selected from the group consisting of silicon dioxide, expanded glass, manmade or coal combustion by-product cenospheres, vermiculite, volcanic cinders, expanded glass, glass bubbles, aluminum bubble, bottom ash, perlite, and expanded shale;
2-25 wt % of at least one geopolymer activator consisting of sodium metasilicate, potassium metasilicate, sodium pentahydrate, or potassium pentahydrate;
5-60 wt % of at least one geopolymer cementitious material comprising granulated ground blast furnace slag;
up to 15 wt % of at least one set-time retarder comprising sodium tetraborate, sodium citrate dihydrate, citric acid, or boric acid;
0.05-5 wt % of a water retention and volume maintenance aid comprising at least one protein material or synthetic protein material comprising biomolecules, macromolecules, or amino acid residues;
about 3 to about 9 pounds per cubic yard of at least one alkali-resistant fiber comprising fibers formed from glass, basalt, or ceramic; and
water.

US Pat. No. 9,936,615

POWER POLE ISOLATED HEAT PIPE INVERTER ASSEMBLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A support assembly for a power pole inverter, said power pole inverter including a housing assembly, a capacitor assembly, a number of arm assemblies, each said arm assembly including a plurality of electrical components, a number of electrical buses, and a number of heat sinks, each said electrical bus including a body with terminals, each said terminal structured to be coupled to, and in electrical communication with, said capacitor assembly, each said arm assembly including a neutral terminal, each said arm assembly coupled to, and in electrical communication with, said capacitor assembly, wherein each heat sink is structured to be coupled to, and in electrical communication with, an associated arm assembly neutral terminal, wherein said support assembly comprises:a non-conductive frame assembly; and
said support assembly structured to support each said heat sink in isolation.

US Pat. No. 9,936,581

MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL INTERCONNECTS BETWEEN CONDUCTIVE THREADS IN FABRICS TO PCB, FPC, AND RIGID-FLEX CIRCUITS

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. An electrically interconnected assembly comprising:a. an electronic device having a first surface and one or more electrical connection points on the first surface;
b. a first anisotropic conductive film having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, wherein the first anisotropic conductive film is conductive along a z-axis that is perpendicular to the first surface and the second surface, further wherein the second surface of the first anisotropic film is coupled to the first surface of the electronic device;
c. one or more electrically conductive threads, at least a first portion of each electrically conductive thread is coupled to the first surface of the first anisotropic conductive film, and a second portion of the first portion of each electrically conductive thread is aligned with a corresponding one of the electrical connection points to form an electrical interconnection between the second portion of each electrically conductive thread and the corresponding one electrical connection point;
d. a second anisotropic conductive film having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, wherein the second surface of the second anisotropic is coupled to the first surface of the first anisotropic conductive film with the first portion of each electrically conductive thread sandwiched in between the first anisotropic conductive film and the second anisotropic conductive film; and
e. a fabric coupled to the first surface of the second anisotropic conductive film.

US Pat. No. 9,936,303

MULTI-DIAPHRAGM SPEAKER

GOERTEK INC., WeiFang, S...

1. A multi-diaphragm speaker, comprising at least four diaphragms, inner connecting rods, and outer connecting rods; wherein,connecting points are respectively provided on major axes of rigid domes of the diaphragms;
the inner connecting rods comprise long rods and short rods; wherein,
diaphragms located at odd-numbered positions are connected with the inner connecting rods through the connecting points, and then the inner connecting rods connected with the diaphragms located at the odd-numbered positions are connected through the outer connecting rods, thus forming a first group of diaphragms; wherein, long rods and short rods of the inner connecting rods in the first group of diaphragms are mutually staggered;
diaphragms located at even-numbered positions are connected with the inner connecting rods through the connecting points, and then the inner connecting rods connected with the diaphragms located at the even-numbered positions are connected through the outer connecting rods, thus forming a second group of diaphragms; wherein, long rods and short rods of the inner connecting rods in the second group of diaphragms are mutually staggered,
in at least one of the first group of diaphragms and the second group of diaphragms, each long rod of the inner connecting rods is connected with one diaphragm in a region within ¼ to ½ of a length of a major axis of a rigid dome of the diaphragm, and each short rod of the inner connecting rods is connected with one diaphragm in a region within 0 to ¼ of the length of the major axis of the rigid dome of the diaphragm.

US Pat. No. 9,935,895

GATEWAY ADAPTED FOR VOD

SAGEMCOM BROADBAND SAS, ...

1. An information processing device used as a gateway between a local area communications network of a user and a wide area communications network, the information processing device comprising:a plurality of interfaces for connecting equipment in the local area communications network of the user and an interface connected to the wide area communications network;
a router for routing data streams between the plurality of interfaces and the interface connected to the wide area communications network;
a Network Address Translation (NAT) processing module for translating layer-3 addresses,
a circuit management module for directly relaying without translation by means of the NAT processing module any traffic issued by a local area communications network of an operator furnishing a particular service to the equipment of the local area communications network of the user using said particular service and vice versa,
a local Dynamic Host Control Protocol (DHCP) server for processing of any DHCP request, of any DHCP offer and of any DHCP configuration request from the equipment in the local area communications network of the user,
wherein any DHCP discovery request that is issued by one item of equipment in the local area communications network of the user adapted for using the particular service furnished by the operator via said wide area communications network, is relayed to a remote DHCP server of the wide area communications network in order to configure by said remote DHCP server said one item of equipment for the local area communications network of the operator,
wherein, when a DHCP discovery request has just been received from said item of equipment in the local area communication network of the user:
wherein, in said DHCP discovery request, a presence or not of a marker associated to any DHCP discovery request relating to said particular service is detected,
wherein, when said marker is detected, the circuit management module is configured, in order to establish for a response issued by the remote DHCP server to the relayed DHCP discovery request, for a DHCP configuration request issued by said item of equipment and any subsequent traffic in relation to the particular service, to manage a layer-2 direct circuit between the wide area communications network and said item of equipment based on a layer-2 address of said item of equipment that was included in said DHCP discovery request, and
wherein, when no marker has been detected in the received DHCP discovery request, said DHCP discovery request is furnished to the local DHCP server in order to configure said item of equipment for the local area communications network of the user, so that the subsequent traffic from said item of equipment to the wide area communications network and vice versa is transmitted for translation through the NAT processing module.

US Pat. No. 9,935,805

MIMO AND MU-MIMO OFDM PREAMBLES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:generating a frame structure for a packet that contains a first portion decodable by a first group of wireless nodes and a second portion decodable by a second group of wireless nodes capable of simultaneous multi-user communication, wherein the first portion of the packet comprises at least one field comprising high throughput signal (HT-SIG) data and very high throughput signal (VHT-SIG) data for simultaneous transmission; and
transmitting the packet having the frame structure, wherein the HT-SIG data and the VHT-SIG data of the at least one field of the first portion of the packet are modulated using different modulation schemes and are transmitted simultaneously and wherein a scaling factor of the VHT-SIG data is selected to permit the first group of nodes to detect the HT-SIG data while the second group of nodes detects the VHT-SIG data.

US Pat. No. 9,935,776

CONTROL SYSTEMS FOR UNMANNED VEHICLES

BAE SYSTEMS plc, London ...

1. A control system for an unmanned vehicle, the control system comprising:a control processing unit arranged to receive input signals from one or more sensors and to supply output signals to one or more actuators, the control processing unit comprising a plurality of processing modules which are arranged into a plurality of stages, wherein the stages are successively linked with outputs from a plurality of the processing modules in a preceding first stage being coupled to inputs of one or more of the processing modules in a subsequent second stage, the first stage configured to receive the input signals from the one or more sensors, the second stage configured to receive the outputs of the first stage;
wherein, in the first stage, the plurality of the processing modules produce substantially equivalent payload data and each of the processing modules includes a message cryptography unit which generates cryptographically signed messages containing a source field representing a message source at the first stage, a destination field representing a message destination at the second stage, and the payload data, the message cryptography unit configured to generate a digital signature based at least in part on the message source at the first stage, the message destination at the second stage, and the payload data, wherein the cryptographically signed messages include the digital signature, and
wherein, in the second stage, each of the one or more processing modules comprises a voting cryptography unit which receives the cryptographically signed messages from the plurality of processing modules of the first stage, examines the cryptographically signed messages to verify whether the cryptographically signed messages include the message source at the first stage and the message destination at the second stage, and applies voting logic to derive a validated payload data from the cryptographically signed messages for use by the processing module of the second stage.

US Pat. No. 9,935,742

ADAPTIVE HARQ FOR HALF DUPLEX OPERATION FOR BATTERY AND ANTENNA CONSTRAINED DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment device (UE), comprising:at least one antenna;
at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform cellular communication using at least one radio access technology (RAT);
one or more processors coupled to the at least one radio, wherein the one or more processors and the at least one radio are configured to perform voice and/or data communications;
wherein the one or more processors are configured to cause the UE to:
communicate, to a base station, a number of uplink (UL) hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) processes supported by the UE;
receive first information from the base station in at least a first sub-frame, wherein the first information corresponds to at least a first downlink (DL) HARQ process, wherein a number of DL HARQ processes depends upon the number of UL HARQ processes supported by the UE, wherein if DL channel conditions are below a first threshold, the first information comprises a plurality of redundancy versions of first data associated with the first DL HARQ process, and wherein the plurality of redundancy versions are received in consecutive sub-frames; and
transmit second information to the base station X sub-frames after the first sub-frame, wherein the second information comprises a first acknowledgement/negative acknowledgment (ACK/NACK) associated with the first DL HARQ process, wherein X is less than or equal to 12.

US Pat. No. 9,935,705

FRAME STRUCTURE FOR AN ADAPTIVE MODULATION WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

WI-LAN INC., Ottawa (CA)...

1. A method of operating an on-demand wireless cellular communication system for exchanging information between a base station and a plurality of mobile cellular phones, comprising:at the base station:
allocate downlink transmission resources to one or more receiving mobile cellular phones in downlink time slots of a frame, and allocate uplink transmission resources to one or more transmitting mobile cellular phones in uplink time slots of the frame;
determine per mobile cellular phone uplink modulation schemes for the uplink time slots and per mobile cellular phone downlink modulation schemes for the downlink time slots;
encode downlink data addressed to the one or more receiving mobile cellular phones according to a respective determined downlink modulation scheme and transmit the encoded downlink data in the downlink time slots;
receive the uplink time slots with encoded uplink data from the one or more transmitting mobile cellular phones and decode the encoded uplink data according to a respective determined uplink modulation scheme;
encode control information using a least complex modulation scheme available in the wireless cellular communication system for control information, the control information providing the determined downlink modulation schemes for the one or more receiving mobile cellular phones and the determined uplink modulation schemes for the one or more transmitting mobile cellular phones; and
transmit the encoded control information to the plurality of mobile cellular phones;
at a receiving mobile cellular phone:
receive the control information, receive the downlink encoded data addressed to the receiving mobile cellular phone in the downlink time slots, and decode the downlink encoded data based on the respective determined downlink modulation scheme; and
at a transmitting mobile cellular phone:
receive the control information, encode the uplink data based on the respective determined uplink modulation scheme, and transmit the encoded uplink data to the base station in the uplink time slots.

US Pat. No. 9,935,651

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:receiving to-be-transmitted data sent from an information sending end, and determining a sending coding type of the to-be-transmitted data;
determining a receiving coding type of an information receiving end receiving the to-be-transmitted data;
when an existing transcoding model exists, converting the to-be-transmitted data from the sending coding type to the receiving coding type using a preset transcoding model corresponding to the existing transcoding model, to obtain transcoded transmission data, the transcoding model representing a corresponding relationship between the sending coding type and the receiving coding type;
building a new transcoding model when an existing transcoding model does not exist via performing the steps of:
acquiring sending coding type information from information sending ends to form a sending coding type information set and acquiring receiving coding type information from information receiving ends to form a receiving coding type information set;
determining a decoding module for a sending coding type corresponding to the sending coding type information, the decoding module decoding to-be-transmitted data of the sending coding type into data contents of a designated type, the data contents comprising at least one of: text, picture, and video;
determining an encoding module for converting the data contents into transcoded transmission data, the transcoded transmission data being of a receiving coding type corresponding to the receiving coding type information, for data processing by the information receiving end; and
encapsulating the decoding module and the encoding module into a transcoding model corresponding to the sending coding type information and the receiving coding type information; and,
sending the transcoded transmission data to the information receiving end using one of (a) the preset transcoding model when an existing transcoding model exists, and (b) the new transcoding model when an existing transcoding model does not exist.

US Pat. No. 9,935,573

FOUR QUADRANT VOLTAGE LIMITER FOR ROTOR FLUX ORIENTED MACHINE CONTROL

BAE Systems Controls Inc....

1. A computer processor-implemented four quadrant voltage limiter method that limits a commanded phase voltage to within a volt second capability of an inverter, the four quadrant voltage limiter computer processor-implemented method comprising:enforcing by a computer processor an upper limit for a q-axis voltage in a motoring operation, under a condition where the inverter is unable to generate a requested torque;
enforcing by the computer processor a lower limit for the q-axis voltage in a regeneration operation, the lower limit being below a nominal value necessary to maintain flux; and
outputting a command by the computer processor to the inverter to enforce the upper limit and the lower limit for the q-axis voltage to limit the commanded phase voltage to within a volt second capability of the inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,935,566

DRIVE ARRANGEMENT FOR THE MOTORIZED ADJUSTMENT OF AN ADJUSTMENT ELEMENT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

1. A drive arrangement for the motorized adjustment of an adjustment element of a motor vehicle, wherein at least one drive comprising an electric drive motor and a control means which is associated with the drive and is connected to a supply having a supply voltage are provided, wherein the drive is designed in a non-self-locking manner, so that, in the event of a non-motorized adjustment of the adjustment element, the drive motor operates as a generator and generates a generator voltage, wherein the drive control means has a driver unit for supplying electrical power to the at least one drive,wherein the drive control means has a switching device for connecting the supply voltage to the driver unit and has a detection device for detecting a non-motorized adjustment of the adjustment element, and in that the drive control means, when a predetermined, non-motorized adjustment of the adjustment element is detected, connects the supply voltage to the supply connections of the driver unit by means of the switching device in one switching operation, so that the drive motor operates on the supply as a generator and is accordingly braked.

US Pat. No. 9,935,564

PROPELLANT FLOW ACTUATED PIEZOELECTRIC IGNITER FOR COMBUSTION ENGINES

INNOVATIVE ENGINEERING SO...

1. A propellant flow actuated piezoelectric igniter, comprising:a fuel supply line connected to a fuel inlet valve;
an oxidizer supply line connected to an oxidizer inlet valve;
the fuel inlet valve connected to an upstream gas chamber;
a first magnet;
a second magnet;
a hammer ball held next to the first magnet by magnetic force;
an oscillating hammer ball guide tube surrounding the hammer ball to guide the hammer ball when it is released from the first magnet;
a first piezoelectric crystal at one end of the guide tube, with its own separate first upstream charging chamber;
a second piezoelectric crystal at one end of the guide tube, with its own separate second upstream charging chamber;
a distribution flow path means from the fuel inlet valve to a charging orifice for charging each upstream charging chamber;
a means for the first charging chamber to be supplied with gas through the first charging orifice;
a means for the second charging chamber to be supplied with gas through the second charging orifice;
the first charging chamber having an outlet path surrounding the first piezoelectric crystal;
the second charging chamber having an outlet path surrounding the second piezoelectric crystal;
each of the outlet paths through or around first and second piezoelectric crystal attaches to the opposing ends of the oscillating ball guide tube;
an injector tube surrounding each of the piezoelectric crystals connected to the guide tube;
a flow by-pass pathway on the guide tube connected to each injector tube;
an ignition zone at one end of each injector tube;
a conduction path electrode leading from each of the piezoelectric crystals to its corresponding ignition zone;
a grounding connection for each of the piezoelectric crystals; and
a high dielectric strength insulating material surrounding each conduction path electrode such that a discharge spark is created when the oscillating hammer ball strikes each piezoelectric crystal.

US Pat. No. 9,935,368

ANTENNA CONTROL METHOD AND ANTENNA CONTROL SYSTEM

HIWAVE, INC., (KR) SOFTB...

1. An antenna control system for receiving a signal from a base station, the antenna control system comprising: a donor antenna comprising an antenna module disposed by being fixed to an inner side of a window glass of a room and configured with an array antenna; a phase shifter including a plurality of transmission lines; and a phase controller configured to control the phase shifter to change an orientation direction of the antenna module, wherein the donor antenna; and a repeater, which is installed in the room, comprising a measuring module for measuring a reception signal received by the antenna module; an analyzing module for analyzing a signal quality parameter in each orientation direction of the antenna module based on a measurement result of the measuring module; a generating module for generating an antenna control signal for controlling the orientation direction of the antenna module based on an analysis result of the analyzing module, and a service antenna, different from the antenna module, configured to transmit a radio signal based on a reception signal received by the antenna module to a terminal device in the room, wherein the donor antenna further comprises a metallic reflector disposed on a rear surface of the second patch antenna and a plate-shaped metal section disposed around the first patch antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,935,347

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT ASSEMBLY HAVING A CARRIER WITH HOLES THEREIN FOR RECEIVING AND CONNECTING WAVEGUIDES HAVING DIFFERENT DIELECTRIC CONSTANTS

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. A waveguide assembly comprising:a first waveguide having a first dielectric constant value;
a second waveguide having a second dielectric constant value, wherein the first dielectric constant value is greater than the second dielectric constant value; and
a carrier for holding the first waveguide in contact with the second waveguide;
wherein a first surface of the carrier comprises a recess in which the second waveguide is positioned and wherein a portion of the carrier forms a hole that extends from the recess to a second surface of the carrier, wherein the first waveguide is inserted into the hole in order to make contact with the second waveguide positioned in the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,935,221

SHINGLED ARRAY SOLAR CELLS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SOLAR MODULES INCLUDING THE SAME

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A solar cell, comprising:a substrate having a front side and a back side;
a metallization pattern deposited on the front side of the substrate, the metallization pattern including a plurality of front side bus bars, each front side bus bar including fingers extending therefrom; and
a plurality of back side bus bars deposited on the back side of the substrate,
wherein:
on the front side of the substrate, no front side bus bar of the plurality of front side bus bars is formed along an edge of the front side of the substrate, and the plurality of front side bus bars are unequally spaced across the substrate, and
on the back side of the substrate, two back side bus bars of the plurality of back side bus bars are each formed along a corresponding edge of the back side of the substrate, and a remainder of the back side bus bars of the plurality of back side bus bars are unequally spaced across the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,934,739

LOW POWER SYMBOLOGY GENERATOR AND DISPLAY DRIVER

Kopin Corporation, Westb...

1. A display driver comprising:a symbology generator having an electronic architecture optimized for symbology display; and
an interface to a microdisplay, the interface being configured to operatively couple the symbology generator to the microdisplay to support a display of symbol objects on the microdisplay.

US Pat. No. 9,934,659

OUTDOOR MESSAGING DISPLAY FOR HOME AUTOMATION/SECURITY SYSTEMS

EchoStar Technologies Int...

1. A system, comprising:an arrival detection device capable of detecting arrival of a visitor at a premises;
a display device attached to the premises at a door of the premises, the display device capable of displaying text to the visitor of the premises; and
a home automation controller, the home automation controller being communicatively coupled to the arrival detection device and the display device, the home automation controller comprising:
a processor; and
a memory having stored thereon instructions, which when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
receive a notification from the arrival detection device indicating that a visitor has arrived at the premises;
send an alert to a device of a resident of the premises, the alert comprising an indication that the visitor has arrived at the premises;
receive a message from the device of the resident of the premises;
send instructions to the display device attached to the premises comprising an output message of text for display to the visitor based on the message received from the device of the resident of the premises, the output message of text including a coupling code, the coupling code comprising a number to which the visitor can text an opt-in message;
receive, from a mobile device of the visitor, the opt-in message using the coupling code;
receive, from the mobile device of the visitor, a first visitor message using the coupling code; and
transmit the first visitor message to the device of the resident of the premises.

US Pat. No. 9,933,916

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUMS FOR PROVIDING USER INTERFACE INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH A COMPUTING SYSTEM

VCE IP HOLDING COMPANY LL...

1. A method for providing user interface (UI) information, the method comprising:receiving, from a requesting entity, a request for information associated with a computing system element of a computing system, wherein the computing system element includes at least one member selected from a group consisting of a hardware element or a virtual machine;
selecting, using data from the request, a user interface (UI) element for representing the computing system element from a repository comprising a set of UI elements for representing various elements of the computing system, wherein selecting the UI element includes modifying the UI element to include state information associated with the computing system element of the computing system; and
providing, to the requesting entity, UI information for displaying the UI element, wherein providing the UI information includes providing a uniform resource identifier (URI) for downloading the UI element in an extensible markup language (XML) payload, wherein the XML payload includes at least one tag indicating at least one URI for downloading at least one variant of the UI element.

US Pat. No. 9,933,889

GOA DRIVING CIRCUIT

WUHAN CHINA STAR OPTOELEC...

1. A GOA driving circuit, comprising GOA units of a plurality of stages which are cascade coupled, and the GOA unit of each stage comprises: a forward-backward scan control module, a basic output module, a basic output pull-down module, a first node control module, a second node control module, an output control module, a reset module, a voltage stabilizing module and a second node charging module;n is set to be a positive integer, and except the GOA unit of the first stage, the GOA unit of the second stage, the GOA unit of the next to last stage and the GOA unit of the last stage, in the GOA unit of the nth stage:
the forward-backward scan control module comprises: a ninth thin film transistor, and a gate of the ninth thin film transistor is coupled to an output end of the two former n?2th stage GOA unit, and a source receives a forward scan control signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to a first node; and a tenth thin film transistor, and a gate of the tenth thin film transistor is coupled to an output end of the two latter stage n+2th GOA unit, and a source receives a backward scan control signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to the first node;
the basic output module comprises: a seventh thin film transistor, and a gate of the seventh thin film transistor is electrically coupled to a drain of a sixth thin film transistor, and a source receives a Mth clock signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to an output end; and a first capacitor, and one end of the first capacitor is electrically coupled to the drain of the sixth thin film transistor, and the other end is electrically coupled to the output end;
the basic output pull-down module comprises: an eighth thin film transistor, and a gate of the eighth thin film transistor is electrically coupled to a second node, and a source receives a composite signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to the output end; and a second capacitor, and one end of the second capacitor is electrically coupled to the second node, and the other end receives the composite signal;
the first node control module comprises: a fourth thin film transistor, and a gate of the fourth thin film transistor receives the Mth clock signal, and a source is electrically coupled to the a drain of a fifth thin film transistor, and a drain is electrically coupled to the first node; and the fifth thin film transistor, and a gate of the fifth thin film transistor is electrically coupled to the second node, and a source receives the composite signal;
the second node control module comprises: an eleventh thin film transistor, and a gate of the eleventh thin film transistor receives a first global control signal, and a source receives the composite signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to the second node;
the output control module comprises: a twelfth thin film transistor, and both a gate and a source of the twelfth thin film transistor receive the first global control signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to the output end; and a thirteenth thin film transistor, and a gate of the thirteenth thin film transistor receives a second global control signal, and a source receives the composite signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to the output end;
the reset module comprises: a first thin film transistor, and both a gate and a source of the first thin film transistor receives a reset signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to the second node;
the voltage stabilizing module comprises: the sixth thin film transistor, and a gate of the sixth thin film transistor receives a control voltage level, and a source is electrically coupled to the first node, and a drain is electrically coupled to the gate of the seventh thin film transistor;
the second node charging module comprises: a third thin film transistor, and a gate of the third thin film transistor receives a M?2th clock signal, and a source receives the control voltage level, and a drain is electrically coupled to the second node; and a second thin film transistor, and a gate of the second thin film transistor is electrically coupled to the first node, and a source receives the M?2th clock signal, and a drain is electrically coupled to the second node;
a working procedure of the GOA driving circuit comprises: a screen awakening stage, a reset stage, a normal display stage and a touch scan stage in order;
in the screen awakening stage, the first global control signal controls the twelfth thin film transistors and the eleventh thin film transistors of the GOA units of all stages to be activated, and the second global control signal controls the thirteenth thin film transistors of the GOA units of all stages to be deactivated; in the reset stage and the normal display stage, the first global control signal controls the twelfth thin film transistors and the eleventh thin film transistors of the GOA units of all stages to be deactivated, and the second global control signal controls the thirteenth thin film transistors of the GOA units of all stages to be deactivated; in the touch scan stage, the second global control signal controls the thirteenth thin film transistors of the GOA units of all stages to be activated, and the first global control signal controls the twelfth thin film transistors and the eleventh thin film transistors of the GOA units of all stages to be deactivated;
in the reset stage, the reset signal provides a single pulse to control the first thin film transistor to be activated to reset a voltage level of the second node, and a duration of the single pulse of the reset signal is at least a sum of durations of initial pulses of a first clock signal and a second clock signal;
in the reset stage and the normal display stage, voltage levels of the composite signal and the control voltage level are one high and one low, and voltage levels of the forward scan control signal and the backward scan control signal are one high and one low; in the touch scan stage, the composite signal is a pulse signal having the same frequency with a touch scan signal.

US Pat. No. 9,933,211

PLATE HEAT EXCHANGER

HISAKA WORKS, LTD., Osak...

1. A plate heat exchanger comprising:a plurality of heat transfer plates stacked to each other; and
a gasket interposed between each adjacent pair of heat transfer plates,
wherein each of the plurality of heat transfer plates has a front side and a back side, at least one of which has a recessed strip;
wherein at least one of the front side and the back side of each of the plurality of heat transfer plates has a gasket fitting groove for fittingly receiving one of said gaskets, the gasket fitting groove intersecting with the recessed strip; and
wherein a first flow channel for circulation of a first fluid medium and a second flow channel for circulation of a second fluid medium are alternately formed with each adjacent pair of heat transfer plates therebetween, and at least one of the first flow channel and the second flow channel is defined by the gasket interposed between each adjacent heat transfer plates,
the plate heat exchanger further comprising:
a plurality of regulating members each having a support part that can at least partially support one of said gaskets;
wherein each of the plurality of heat transfer plates has a fitting recessed portion for fittingly receiving one of said regulating members, the fitting recessed portion being formed in recessed manner on the side on which the gasket fitting groove is formed, the fitting recessed portion crossing the recessed strip while extending along the gasket fitting groove; and
wherein the support part is arranged along the gasket fitting groove when the regulating member is held in fitting engagement with the fitting recessed portion.

US Pat. No. 9,932,983

LOW INERTIA LAMINATED ROTOR

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A rotor assembly comprising:a. a housing;
b. a first rotor assembly disposed in the housing; and
c. a second rotor assembly disposed in the housing and intermeshed with the first rotor assembly;
d. wherein the first and second rotor assemblies each have a rotor formed from a plurality of rotor plates including a plurality of steel sheet rotor plates, each including:
i. a first side and a second opposite side separated by a first thickness;
ii. a central opening extending between the first and second sides;
iii. a plurality of lobes extending away from the central opening, each of the plurality of lobes having a convex outline and being separated by a root portion having a concave outline,
iv. wherein the lobes of at least some of the plurality of rotor plates have a lobe opening extending between the first and second sides; and
e. a shaft extending through the central opening of each of the plurality of rotor plates;
f. wherein the plurality of rotor plates are stacked and secured together to form the rotor assembly such that at least one of the first and second sides of one rotor plate is adjacent to and in contact with at least one of the first and second sides of another rotor plate to form a helical rotor;
g. wherein the rotor assembly is a volumetric fluid expansion device configured to receive gases from an internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 9,931,276

FLUID TRANSFER DEVICES AND METHODS OF USE

ICU Medical, Inc., San C...

1. A medical fluid transfer system for the transfer of medical fluids between different medical fluid containers, the medical fluid transfer system comprising:a remote management device being configured to:
send one or more fluid transfer instructions comprising information about a fluid transfer between a source container that is configured to contain the fluid before the fluid transfer and a target container that is configured to contain the fluid before the fluid is administered to a patient, and
receive one or more results of a fluid transfer process; and
a fluid dispensing device that engages a fluid transfer module, the fluid transfer module comprising a syringe with a plunger and an interface that is selectively openable and closeable, the fluid transfer module being configured to couple to the source container in a first connection step and to couple to the target container in a second connection step to provide a closed medical fluid transfer process, the fluid dispensing device comprising:
a connector configured to couple to the fluid transfer module,
an actuator base configured to engage the plunger of the fluid transfer module to transfer the fluid from the source container and into the syringe through the fluid transfer module in a first transfer step, and separately to transfer the fluid from the syringe into the target container through the fluid transfer module in a second transfer step, and
a controller comprising a communication interface, the controller configured to:
receive the one or more fluid transfer instructions from the remote management device via the communication interface,
operate the actuator base to transfer the fluid from the source container and into the syringe through the fluid transfer module in the first transfer step, and separately to transfer the fluid from the syringe into the target container in the second transfer step using the one or more fluid transfer instructions, and
send the one or more results of the fluid transfer process to the remote management device via the communication interface.
US Pat. No. 9,934,997

ADHESIVE SHEET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. An adhesive sheet comprising a substrate film and an adhesive layer laminated on the film, whereinthe adhesive layer contains 100 parts by mass of a (meth)acrylate copolymer, from 5 to 250 parts by mass of a photopolymerizable compound, from 20 to 160 parts by mass of a softener, from 0.1 to 30 parts by mass of a curing agent, and from 0.1 to 20 parts by mass of a photopolymerization initiator,
the photopolymerizable compound has a weight average molecular weight from 40,000 to 220,000, and
the softener is polyester acrylate.

US Pat. No. 9,936,618

BOARD LEVEL SHIELDS INCLUDING FOIL AND/OR FILM COVERS

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A board level shield (BLS) suitable for use in providing electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding for at least one component on a substrate, the BLS comprising:one or more sidewalls defining an opening and configured for installation to the substrate generally about the at least one component on the substrate;
a cover configured to be removably attachable to the one or more sidewalls such that the cover is removable from and reattachable to the one or more sidewalls, the cover configured to cover the opening defined by the one or more sidewalls when the cover is removably attached to the one or more sidewalls, the cover including an electrically-conductive foil or film;
whereby when the one or more sidewalls are installed to the substrate generally about the at least one component and the cover is covering the opening defined by the one or more sidewalls, the lid and the one or more sidewalls are operable for providing EMI shielding for the at least one component within an interior cooperatively defined by the one or more sidewalls and the cover.

US Pat. No. 9,936,554

TELEVISION BACKLIGHT DRIVING DEVICE AND THE DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN SKYWORTH-RGB ELE...

1. A television backlight driving device connecting to an LED lightstrip, the television backlight driving device comprising: an AC-DC module and an LED driving module; whereinwhen a power is on, the AC-DC module transforms an input supplied AC power into a DC voltage before supplying to the backlight LED lightstrip, when the LED driving module determines a detection current larger than a preset current but smaller than a first threshold, a constant-current output for a LED current is controlled by adjusting a duty ratio; when the detection current is larger than the first threshold or smaller than the preset current, the LED driving module feeds back the detection current to the AC-DC module; the AC-DC module then controls the value of the DC voltage according to the detection current; wherein
the AC-DC module comprises a main control circuit, a transform circuit, an output circuit and a second feedback circuit;
the main control circuit transmits the input supplied AC power to the transform circuit for a voltage transformation, the second feedback circuit regulates the transformed voltage before filtering and outputting a DC voltage by the output circuit to the backlight LED lightstrip for power supply; and
the second feedback circuit generates a corresponding control signal to the main control circuit according to the detection current feedback from the LED driving module, the main control circuit then adjusts the DC voltage according to the control signal.

US Pat. No. 9,936,479

TRAFFIC ADVERTISEMENT AND SCHEDULING IN A NEIGHBOR AWARE NETWORK DATA LINK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communicating between electronic devices, the method comprising:synchronizing a clock at a first electronic device of a data link based on a synchronization operation associated with a first wireless network, the first wireless network associated with service discovery and synchronization within a neighbor aware network (NAN), wherein the NAN includes a first group of electronic devices associated with common discovery windows;
monitoring, at the first electronic device, a second wireless network during a first paging window determined based on the synchronized clock, the second wireless network associated with data sharing by at least one service corresponding to the data link, wherein the data link includes a second group of electronic devices associated with common paging windows, and wherein the first group of electronic devices includes the second group of electronic devices; and
receiving, via the second wireless network at the first electronic device, a traffic announcement message from a second electronic device of the data link during the first paging window, wherein a first portion of a first transmission window includes the first paging window, and wherein the traffic announcement message indicates that one or more electronic devices of the data link are scheduled to receive data via the second wireless network during a second portion of the first transmission window.

US Pat. No. 9,936,373

DISCOVERY SIGNALS IN HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORKS

ZTE Wistron Telecom AB, ...

1. An apparatus operable in an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) communication system, comprising:a selector module to select, from among a first plurality of available transmission sequences and a second plurality of transmission resources, a signature transmission sequence and a subset of the second plurality of transmission resources, wherein the second plurality of transmission resources comprises multiple unused resource elements (REs) that are divided into one or more regions in time-frequency domain; and
a discovery signal transmission module that transmits the signature transmission sequence using the subset of the second plurality of transmission resources such that the signature transmission sequence and the one or more regions identify the apparatus in the OFDM communication system.

US Pat. No. 9,935,897

NETWORK SWITCHING DEVICE

ALAXALA NETWORKS CORPORAT...

1. A network switching device, comprising:one or more switching processing blocks, wherein each switching processing block determines a packet transfer destination based on packets, wherein the packet transfer destination includes destination-address information according to any one of operation modes with different levels of power consumption; and
one or more interface blocks configured to output the packets and destination-address information to the switching processing block in response to receipt from a network, and wherein the one or more interface blocks are further configured to send packets that transfer destination, as determined by the switching processing block, to the network according to an operation mode with predetermined power consumption without depending on the operation modes of the switching processing block.

US Pat. No. 9,935,676

OPPORTUNISTIC ANTENNA SWITCH DIVERSITY (ASDIV) IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for switching antennas in a user equipment capable of carrier aggregation, comprising:communicating via a primary component carrier using a first set of antennas;
communicating via a secondary component carrier using a second set of antennas;
obtaining first measurements indicative of a quality of signals received on the first set of antennas;
obtaining second measurements indicative of a quality of signals received on the second set of antennas;
controlling a first switching circuit used to route signals from at least one of the first set of antennas for receive diversity based on first criteria, wherein the first criteria are based on the first measurements, wherein the first switching circuit is used to route signals from the at least one of the first set of antennas to a first primary receiver and a first diversity receiver; and
controlling a second switching circuit used to route signals from at least one of the second set of antennas for receive diversity based on second criteria, different from the first criteria, wherein the second criteria are based on the second measurements, wherein the second switching circuit is used to route signals from the at least one of the second set of antennas to a second primary receiver and a second diversity receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,935,407

INTELLIGENT CONNECTOR MODULE FOR ELECTRIC APPLICANCE HAVING FIRST AND SECOND SWITCH ARRAY AND DRIVE UNIT FOR CONTROLLING COMPONENTS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. An intelligent connector module assembly, comprising:a master control module;
at least one first execution component;
at least one second execution component; and
an intelligent connector module having a communication and control unit connected to and configured to receive a control signal from the master control module, and having a first switch array and drive unit connected to the communication and control unit and to the at least one first execution component and a second switch array and drive unit connected to the communication and control unit and to the at least one second execution component, the first switch array and drive unit controlling operation of the first execution component in response to the control signal received by the communication and control unit and the second switch array and drive unit controlling operation of the second execution component in response to the control signal received by the communication and control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,935,307

POSITIVE ELECTRODE LEAD AND ALKALINE SECONDARY BATTERY

FDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A positive electrode lead of an alkaline secondary battery comprising an exterior can the upper end of which is open; an electrode group formed by stacking positive electrodes and negative electrodes with separators interposed thereamong and housed in the exterior can along with an alkaline electrolytic solution; and sealing body fixed to the open end of the exterior can while being insulated and including a cap plate for sealing the opening and a positive electrode terminal electrically connected to the cap plate, the positive electrode lead being disposed between the electrode group and the sealing body to electrically connect the positive electrodes of the electrode group and the sealing body and comprising:a strip-shaped first lead half body electrically connected to the sealing body;
a strip-shaped second lead half body electrically connected to the positive electrode;
a PTC thermistor joined between the first lead half body and the second lead half body; and
a protective member covering a portion of the positive electrode lead where the PTC thermistor is joined,
wherein the second lead half body is provided with a portion to be bent when the second lead half body is disposed between the electrode group and the sealing body on the outer side of the portion covered with the protective member, a plurality of recessed grooves have a shape elongated in the direction intersecting with a bend line of the portion to be bent, the plurality of recessed grooves shaped such that a thickness of the second lead half body is maintained, the plurality of recessed grooves provided in a line in the portion of the second lead half body covered with a protective member in a direction along the bend line.

US Pat. No. 9,934,316

CONTEXTUAL SEARCH ON DIGITAL IMAGES

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing, using at least one processor, a digital image in a web page for display to a user at the user's computing device, the digital image annotated with metadata comprising one or more search terms and having one or more portions of the digital image designated as user-selectable hot-spots of the digital image, each of the digital image's one or more user-selectable hot-spots being associated with a respective region of the digital image and at least one associated search term from the digital image's metadata to be used as a search query to retrieve and display initial search results comprising additional information about the digital image's content in response to user selection of one of the digital image's user-selectable hot-spots;
tracking, using the at least one processor, one or more movements of a user input device in connection with the digital image's one or more user-selectable hot-spots;
receiving, using the at least one processor, selection input indicating a user-selected hot-spot of the digital image's one or more user-selectable hot-spots;
performing, using the at least one processor and in response to receiving the selection input indicating a user-selected hot-spot, a search using the metadata associated with the user-selected hot-spot to retrieve the initial search results comprising the additional information about the digital image's content;
in response to selection, by the user, of the user-selected hot-spot, providing, using the at least one processor, a pop-up comprising a graphical user interface that displays, after receiving the selection input and performing the search, the at least one search term that is associated with the user-selected hot-spot associated with the respective region of the digital image-and that is used as a search query to retrieve the initial search results displayed by the pop-up about the digital image's content in response to the user-selected hot-spot associated with the respective region of the digital image, in further response to the selection, by the user, of the user-selected hot-spot, the pop-up further comprising one or more suggested search terms associated with the user-selected hot-spot associated with the respective region of the digital image, the one or more suggested search terms being selectable by the user to change the search query and the search results that are displayed in response to the selection input indicating the user-selected hot-spot associated with the respective region of the digital image, the pop-up further comprising recommendations derived from a number of social networks of the user.

US Pat. No. 9,933,926

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEDICAL DATA DISPLAY

SYNAPTIVE MEDICAL (BARBAD...

1. A method of displaying content in a primary segment of a display having one fixed primary segment and one fixed secondary segment, the content comprising a plurality of medical images organized as a plurality of image series, the method comprising:displaying a plurality of thumbnail images correspondingly representing the plurality of image series in a secondary segment of the display, the primary segment and secondary segment being non-overlapping, and the content displayed in the secondary segment does not block any of the content displayed in the primary segment;
displaying a timeline in the second segment of the display, the timeline comprising a plurality of content entries, each content entry having a date associated therewith and corresponding to the content that can be displayed in the primary segment, wherein one or more of the plurality of content entries correspond to image studies, one or more of the image studies comprising a plurality of image series, wherein for each of the one or more of the plurality of content entries, one or more of the corresponding plurality of image series is represented in the timeline by one of the content entries that is a thumbnail image of one of the images in the plurality of image series;
in response to a selection of one of the content entries from an input device by a user, expanding the content entry corresponding to an image study that has not been expanded and displaying below the content entry in a grid pattern the plurality of thumbnail images corresponding to the plurality of images series in the image study;
receiving a selection of one of the thumbnail images of the plurality of thumbnail images corresponding to the content entry in the secondary segment of the display from the input device;
in response to the selection of the thumbnail image, automatically displaying near the selected thumbnail image in the secondary segment, without blocking the content displayed in the primary segment, a positioning grid having a plurality of positioning grid sections, each positioning grid section of the positioning grid representing a corresponding section of the primary segment of the display;
receiving a selection of one of the plurality of positioning grid sections of the positioning grid from the input device; and
in response to the selection of the positioning grid section, updating the display to cause one of the image series of the plurality of image series, represented by the selected thumbnail image, to be displayed in the section of the primary segment of the display represented by the selected positioning grid section.

US Pat. No. 9,932,827

HYDRAULIC RADIAL PISTON DEVICES

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A radial piston device comprising:(a) a housing defining a housing hydraulic fluid inlet;
(b) a pintle received within the housing and fixed relative to the housing,
wherein the pintle comprises:
a pintle axis;
a pintle wall defining a pintle inlet port and a pintle outlet port;
a pintle hydraulic fluid inlet in fluidic communication with the housing hydraulic fluid inlet and aligned with the pintle axis and in fluidic communication with the pintle inlet port; and
a pintle hydraulic fluid outlet aligned with the pintle axis and in fluidic communication with the pintle outlet port;
(c) a rotor rotatably disposed around the pintle, wherein the rotor defines:
a bore, wherein the bore is configured to be rotatably received around the pintle;
a plurality of radially oriented cylinders comprising a first cylinder set comprising a first cylinder and a second cylinder adjacent to the first cylinder and aligned relative to an axis of the rotor;
a first rotor fluid port in fluidic communication with the first cylinder set, wherein when the rotor is in a first position, the first rotor fluid port is in fluidic communication with the pintle inlet port, and wherein when the rotor is in a second position approximately 180 degrees from the first position, the first rotor fluid port is in fluidic communication with the pintle outlet port;
(d) a first piston axially displaceable in the first cylinder and a second piston axially displaceable within the second cylinder, and wherein each of the first piston and the second piston comprises a head defining a spherical contact surface;
(e) a thrust ring rotatably disposed within the housing and about the rotor, wherein the thrust ring is in contact with each of the first piston and the second piston, such that a rotation of the rotor rotates the thrust ring, and wherein an inner surface of the thrust ring defines a toroidal contact surface, and wherein a contact location between the spherical contact surface of the first piston and the toroidal contact surface varies on the spherical contact surface as the rotor rotates from the first position to the second position, wherein the thrust ring is spaced apart from the housing so as to define a hydrodynamic journal bearing; and
(f) a drive shaft engaged with the rotor, such that a rotation of the rotor rotates the drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,932,349

8-CARBOXAMIDO-2,6-METHANO-3-BENZAZOCINES

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. The compound:

US Pat. No. 9,932,215

LIFT ARM SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR A POWER MACHINE

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A power machine comprising:a frame;
a lift arm assembly pivotally coupled to the frame and configured to be raised and lowered with respect to the frame;
a selectively activated lift arm suspension system operably coupled to the lift arm assembly;
a controller, coupled to the lift arm suspension system, configured to determine whether the lift arm assembly has moved more than a threshold amount and to deactivate the lift arm suspension system in response to determining that the lift arm assembly has moved from a first position to a second position more than the threshold amount within a predetermined period of time and in response to determining that the movement of the lift arm assembly is an uncommanded movement of the lift arm assembly; anda lift arm position sensor operably coupled to the controller and configured to provide an indication to the controller of a position of the lift arm assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,931,844

FACE-DOWN PRINTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. A film-forming apparatus comprising:a gas-bearing system configured to support a substrate, wherein the gas bearing system comprises a first plurality of gas apertures and a second plurality of vacuum apertures formed in a top surface of the gas bearing;
a printing array set in the top surface of the gas-bearing system; said printing array set between the first and second plurality of apertures formed in the top surface of the gas bearing, wherein the printing array upwardly faces the substrate; and
a substrate positioning system configured to convey the substrate, wherein the substrate positioning system comprises a substrate holder mounted to a linear actuator system.

US Pat. No. 9,931,576

SWING

Quality Innovative Produc...

1. A swing comprising:a one-piece polymeric body including a concave central portion defining a recessed seat and a peripheral edge surrounding the concave central portion;
first, second, third, and fourth tether openings located in said body;
a tether system adapted to suspend the body from an associated support member, said tether system comprising first, second, third, and fourth lower tethers respectively engaged with said first, second, third and fourth tether openings;
wherein said first and second lower tethers are defined by a first rope portion that extends between and through the first and second tether openings and said third and fourth lower tethers are defined by a second rope portion that extends between and through the third and fourth tether openings;
said body further comprising first and second groove regions, wherein said first rope portion that defines said first and second lower tethers extends in said first groove region and said second rope portion that defines said third and fourth lower tethers extends in said second groove region.

US Pat. No. 9,931,182

DENTAL IMPLANT SYSTEM

Biomet 3I, LLC, Palm Bea...

1. A dental implant system, comprising:an implant including a proximal end having an opening leading to an internal bore, the internal bore includes a tapered portion adjacent to the opening, a first internal anti-rotational feature below the tapered portion, and a second internal anti-rotational feature, the second internal anti-rotational feature being defined by a different number of surfaces than the first internal anti-rotation feature;
a first abutment including a first stem adapted to fit within the internal bore of the dental implant, the first stem including a first locking portion for lockingly engaging the first anti-rotational feature; and
a second abutment including a second stem adapted to fit within the internal bore of the implant, the second stem including a second locking portion for lockingly engaging the second anti-rotational feature of the implant, the second locking portion having a different cross-sectional shape than the first locking portion of the first abutment.
US Pat. No. 9,932,236

SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING CARBON NANOTUBES FROM COMBUSTION ENGINE EXHAUSTS

United Arab Emirates Univ...

1. A method of converting exhaust waste of combustion engines to carbon nanotubes within an exhaust system in fluid communication with the combustion engine, comprising:generating combustion engine exhaust through combustion of a fuel including an iron salt;
heating at least one filter to at least 200 degrees Celsius;
passing combustion engine exhaust past the at least one filter positioned within the exhaust system of the combustion engine, wherein carbon nanotubes form on an exposed surface of the at least one filter; and
wherein generating combustion engine exhaust through combustion of a fuel including an iron salt comprises generating combustion engine exhaust through combustion of a diesel fuel including the iron salt having a concentration of between one mg of metal salt/ml of fuel and four mg of metal salt/ml of fuel.

US Pat. No. 9,936,601

CABLE MANAGEMENT ASSEMBLY FOR RACK MOUNTED EQUIPMENT

Sanmina Corporation, San...

1. A cable management assembly, comprising:a plurality of detachable cable support members forming a helix, the plurality of detachable cable support members comprising:
a first plurality of segments secured together forming a first loop, the first plurality of segments including one or more planar segments and one or more curved segments;
where at least one segment in the first plurality of segments includes one or more attachments points, the one or more attachment points adapted for securing cabling to the plurality of detachable cable support members;
where the cable management assembly is operational between a first un-extended configuration and a second extended configuration; and
where the cable management assembly stretches in the second extended configuration allowing secured cabling to be pulled out to a service length.

US Pat. No. 9,936,500

TRANSMITTING ACKNOWLEDGEMENT MESSAGES USING A STAGGERED UPLINK TIME SLOT

IPR Licensing, Inc., Wil...

1. A code division multiple access (CDMA) wireless subscriber unit comprising a memory and at least one processor, the memory configured to store executable instructions, that when executed by the at least one processor, cause the CDMA wireless subscriber unit to:use a pseudo-random noise (PN) code combined with other codes to define a plurality of channels on a given radio frequency carrier, wherein the plurality of channels includes at least a forward channel and a reverse channel;
receive data in at least one time slot of the forward channel;
in response to the received data, produce an acknowledgement message; and
transmit the acknowledgement message in a time slot of the reverse channel a fixed integer number of time slots of the reverse channel after reception of the received data;
wherein the time slot of the reverse channel and the time slot of the forward channel are staggered by substantially a half of a time slot.

US Pat. No. 9,935,845

CLOUD MIGRATION AND MAINTENANCE CONTROLS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A migration system for monitoring and compliance, comprising:a database storing information associated with software technology assets; and
one or more processors in communication with the database and configured to execute stored software instructions to:
identify a plurality of migration control parameters for assessing cloud deployment readiness of software technology assets according to operational criteria and cost metrics; access the database to identify a plurality of technology assets having application names;
determine a portfolio group associated with an identified technology asset; access a cloud computing platform to determine a plurality of tagged technology assets, each determined tagged technology asset having an application name identified in the cloud computing platform;
determine a migration status based on data related to a cloud deployment process for the identified technology assets, wherein the determination comprises:
determining an architectural optimization position for the plurality of tagged technology assets, based on at least one architectural component parameter of at least one tagged technology asset and the operational criteria,
determining an efficiency position for the plurality of tagged technology assets, based on workload utilization for each tagged technology asset and the cost metrics, and
determining a cloud migration implementation status, based on at least a percentage of the identified technology assets that are included in the determined tagged technology assets; and
generate interface data representing an aggregate status of the plurality of tagged technology assets by portfolio group according to the determined migration status.

US Pat. No. 9,935,829

SCALABLE PACKET PROCESSING SERVICE

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A system, comprising:a configuration manager of a virtualization-based packet processing service implemented at a provider network; and
one or more instance hosts;
wherein the configuration manager is configured to:
receive an indication of (a) a performance goal associated with at least a first category of packet processing operations to be performed using compute instances of the provider network, and (b) one or more packet processing rules, including a first rule which indicates a particular processing operation of the first category to be performed on packets selected, based at least in part on a first selection policy, from network traffic between one or more sources and one or more destinations;
determine, based at least in part on the performance goal, a number of compute instances of the provider network to be assigned to a packet processing cluster, wherein more compute instances are assigned for a performance goal with a higher resource capacity requirement than are assigned for a performance goal with a lower resource capacity requirement;
assign, based at least on the determined number of compute instances to be assigned to the packet processing cluster, a plurality of compute instances, including a first compute instance launched on a particular instance host of the plurality of instance hosts, as respective nodes of the packet processing cluster designated to perform the particular processing operation in accordance with the first rule, and wherein individual ones of the plurality of compute instances comprise a packet processing module configured to implement the particular processing operation according to the first rule;
configure the packet processing cluster to receive the network traffic from the one or more sources and to process, by the respective nodes of the packet processing cluster, the network traffic in accordance with the one or more packet processing rules;
provide, to a client of the service, metadata to be used to establish connectivity between the one or more sources of the network traffic and the packet processing cluster; and
modify the number of compute instances assigned to the packet processing cluster, by assigning more or less compute instances to the packet processing cluster, based at least in part on a detection of a triggering condition.

US Pat. No. 9,935,825

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVISIONING AND DEPLOYMENT OF APPLICATION ENVIRONMENT ON HYBRID CLOUD PLATFORM

WIPRO LIMITED, Bangalore...

1. A method for provisioning an application environment across a hybrid cloud platform, the method comprising:generating, via a processor, a platform independent provisioning template based on at least one of a resource specification and a configuration data, the platform independent provisioning template being compatible with multiple cloud platforms, wherein the platform independent provisioning template comprises a unified cloud deployment context (UCDC) template in XML format based on topology and orchestration specification for cloud application (TOSCA) standard;
generating, via the processor, a plurality of target platform artefacts compatible with a corresponding plurality of target cloud platforms based on at least one of the resource specification and the configuration data;
associating, via the processor, the plurality of target platform artefacts with the platform independent provisioning template; and
provisioning, via the processor, the application environment across the hybrid cloud platform by executing the platform independent provisioning template on each of the plurality of target cloud platforms.

US Pat. No. 9,935,809

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SENDING AND RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A broadcast signal receiver comprising:a demodulator configured to perform Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) demodulation on a received broadcast signal;
a frame parser configured to derive service data by parsing a signal frame of the received broadcast signal based on a number of carriers of the signal frame;
a decoder configured to perform error correction on the service data; and
an output processor configured to receive the service data and output a data stream,
wherein the number of carriers of the signal frame is determined by equation:
NoC=NoC_max?k*?,
the NoC being the number of carriers, the NoC_max being maximum number of carriers, the k being a reducing coefficient and the ? being a control unit value,
wherein the k ranges from 0 to 4 and the ? is 96 for 8K Fast Fourier Transform (FFT), 192 for 16K FFT, 384 for 32K FFT.

US Pat. No. 9,935,604

VARIABLE BANDWIDTH FILTERING

XILINX, INC., San Jose, ...

1. An apparatus for variable bandwidth filtering, comprising:an analysis filter bank having path filters associated with different bandwidths and configured for filtering and transforming an input signal having a first bandwidth into a first interleaved output,
wherein the first interleaved output includes a plurality of narrowband time signals having bands with alternating first width and second width different from the first width;
a mask coupled to the analysis filter bank and configured for masking at least one narrowband time signal of the first interleaved output;
a synthesis filter bank coupled to the mask and configured for transforming and filtering the masked first interleaved output to generate a second interleaved output for constructing an output signal having a second bandwidth; and
wherein the second bandwidth is different than the first bandwidth for the variable bandwidth filtering.

US Pat. No. 9,935,595

SWITCH CONTROL METHOD, SWITCH CONTROL CIRCUIT, REGULATOR AND STORAGE MEDIUM

SANECHIPS TECHNOLOGY CO.,...

1. A switch control circuit, comprising an error amplifier, a compensation network and a control circuit; wherein the compensation network is connected to an output end of the error amplifier, andthe control circuit comprises switches from a first switch to a fifth switch and is configured to control operating states of the error amplifier and the compensation network by controlling on/off states of switches from the first switch to the fifth switch,
wherein the control circuit controls on/off states of switches from the first switch to the fifth switch by virtue of a same enable signal; the compensation network comprises a resistor and a capacitor;
the control circuit controls the first switch and a second switch to be in a closed state, and when switches from a third switch to the fifth switch are in an off state, the error amplifier operates in an amplification state, and the compensation network operates in a mutual compensation state of resistor and capacitor; and
the control circuit controls the first switch and the second switch to be in an off state, and when switches from the third switch to the fifth switch are in a closed state, the error amplifier operates in a voltage following state, and the compensation network operates in a capacitance self-compensation state.

US Pat. No. 9,935,476

CHARGING MODE SWITCHING CIRCUIT AND METHOD

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A circuit for switching a charging mode, coupled to a cell, being externally coupled to a quick-charging adapter, and the circuit for switching a charging mode comprising:a switch circuit, having a cell terminal, a charging terminal and a first controlled terminal, wherein the cell terminal is coupled to the cell, and the switch circuit is configured to connect the charging terminal and the cell terminal if a connection instruction is received from the first controlled terminal, such that the quick-charging adapter charges the cell via the switch circuit;
a switching assembly, having a data interface terminal, a first switching terminal, a second switching terminal and a controlled terminal, and configured to receive a switching instruction from the controlled terminal, wherein an electric connection between the data interface terminal and the first switching terminal is established if the switching instruction specifies the first switching terminal, and an electric connection between the data interface terminal and the second switching terminal is established if the switching instruction specifies the second switching terminal;
a first controller, having a first data transmission terminal, a first data terminal, a first controlling terminal and a third controlling terminal, wherein the first data terminal is coupled to the first switching terminal of the switching assembly, the first controlling terminal is coupled to the controlled terminal of the switching assembly, the third controlling terminal is coupled to the first controlled terminal of the switch circuit, and the first controller is configured to receive a charging instruction and further configured to receive a quick-charging instruction at the first data terminal via the data interface terminal of the switching assembly, and further configured to send the connection instruction from the third controlling terminal if the charging instruction is received and the quick-charging instruction is received; and
a second controller, having a second data transmission terminal, a second data terminal and a second controlling terminal, wherein the second data terminal is coupled to the second switching terminal of the switching assembly, the second controlling terminal is coupled to the controlled terminal of the switching assembly, the second data transmission terminal is coupled to the first data transmission terminal of the first controller, and the second controller is configured to send the charging instruction to the first controller if an insertion of the quick-charging adapter is detected at the second data terminal via the data interface terminal of the switching assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,935,440

POWERED WALL MOUNT FOR A PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NANOPORT TECHNOLOGY INC.,...

1. A powered wall mount installable onto a wall at or near an electrical outlet, the electrical outlet having a pair of terminals to supply the electrical outlet with mains power, the powered wall mount comprising:a cover plate having at least one opening, the cover plate to cover the electrical outlet without blocking any sockets of the electrical outlet, the cover plate including a pair of resilient contacts to resiliently contact respective terminals of the pair of terminals of the electrical outlet upon mating of the cover plate with the electrical outlet and thereby receive mains power;
a mount head, separate from the cover plate, including:
a device mounting surface;
at least one magnetic connector to hold a portable electronic device at the device mounting surface; and
a power transfer mechanism to transfer power to the portable electronic device when held at the device mounting surface by the at least one magnetic connector;
power conversion circuitry in electrical communication with the pair of resilient contacts of the cover plate and with the power transfer mechanism of the mount head, the power conversion circuitry to convert the mains power supplied by the electric terminals into converted alternating current (AC) or direct current (DC) electric power for powering the power transfer mechanism; and
a power cable to conduct either the mains power or the converted AC or DC electric power from the cover plate to the mount head.

US Pat. No. 9,935,422

HIGH-POWER LASER DIODE PACKAGING METHOD AND LASER DIODE MODULE

IPG PHOTONICS CORPORATION...

1. A multi-layer laser diode mount comprising:a submount having one surface supporting a diode laser;
a heatsink spaced from and facing a surface of the submount opposite the one surface, the submount and heatsink being configured with respective thermal expansion coefficients (“TEC”) differing from one another;
a metal layer deposited over and in contact with the opposite surface of the submount; and
a soft solder layer bonded to the metal layer and coupled to the heatsink so that a temperature of a p-n junction of the diode laser remains substantially constant through a predetermined amount of repeated thermo-cycles of up to at least several hundred cycles with a temperature differential ?T within each cycle exceeding one hundred ° C.

US Pat. No. 9,934,186

INTELLIGENT CONNECTOR AND BUS CONTROLLER

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A control circuit, comprising:a master control module;
a bus;
a bus controller coupling the bus with the master control module;
a plurality of slave modules including a plurality of subsets of slave modules, the slave modules within each subset performing a same operation; and
a plurality of intelligent connectors, a number of intelligent connectors equal to a number of subsets of slave modules, each intelligent connector having
a signal processing unit for communicating signals between the bus and one subset of the plurality of slave modules;
a first port coupled between the bus and the signal processing unit, and being connected to a power supply; and
a second port coupled between the signal processing unit and the subset of the plurality of slave modules, and being positioned to provide power to the subset of the plurality of slave modules.

US Pat. No. 9,933,739

DRUM UNIT, IMAGE FORMING UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Oki Data Corporation, To...

1. A drum unit, comprising:a photosensitive drum, and
a cleaning member that is arranged to contact to a surface of the photosensitive drum, wherein
a scratch remaining depth measured by a scratch test of the photosensitive drum under a following Test Condition 1 is 110 nm or less,
Test Condition 1 is:
test environment temperature=25° C.;
test environment humidity=50%;
test indenter=pre-mount type Berkovich indenter;
scratch direction=horizontal direction;
scratch speed=20 ?m/sec;
initial load=0 mN;
maximum reaching load=4 mN; and
load at the time of measuring the scratch remaining depth=1.9 mN.

US Pat. No. 9,933,606

SURGICAL MICROSCOPE

CARL ZEISS MEDITEC AG, J...

1. A surgical microscope comprising:microscopy optics;
a camera;
a display system; and
a controller;
wherein the microscopy optics are configured to image a field of view onto the camera;
wherein the camera is configured to obtain two-dimensional camera images of the field of view and to generate image data representing the camera images;
wherein the microscopy optics are variable optics configured to change an imaging scale of the imaging of the field of view onto the camera;
wherein the controller comprises a data memory storing object data of each member of a group of plural different surgical tools;
wherein the controller is configured to:
receive the image data from the camera and to process the camera images represented by the image data;
determine an expected size of a surgical tool in the camera images based on the object data of the members of the group of plural different surgical tools and the imaging scale; and
use the determined expected size of the surgical tool to identify the surgical tool in the camera images by object recognition, the object recognition including:
limiting a search space of the object recognition by using the determined expected size of the surgical tool in the camera images;
using the object data of the members of the group of plural different surgical tools and the imaging scale; and
within the limited search space, selecting, from the members of the group of plural different surgical tools, a member corresponding to the surgical tool in the camera images.

US Pat. No. 9,933,385

METHOD OF USING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL TEST SENSOR

ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HO...

1. A method of using an electrochemical test sensor, the method comprising the acts of:introducing a fluid sample to the electrochemical test sensor;
applying a pulse sequence to the fluid sample, the pulse sequence comprising at least two duty cycles within 180 seconds, at least one of the duty cycles having a first potential in a first excitation period and a first relaxation period, and after one of the duty cycles, providing a second potential to the sample, the second potential being greater than the first potential, the second potential being supplied after a second relaxation period, the second relaxation period being less than the first relaxation period;
measuring a first current at the first potential responsive to an analyte;
measuring a second current at the second potential responsive to the analyte; and
determining whether the fluid sample is a control solution or an analyte-fluid test sample based on the measured first and second currents.

US Pat. No. 9,933,373

GLASS SHEET ACQUISITION AND POSITIONING MECHANISM FOR AN INLINE SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THE OPTICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF A GLASS SHEET

GLASSTECH, INC., Perrysb...

1. A glass sheet acquisition and positioning mechanism for an inline system for measuring optical characteristics of a glass sheet, which inline system includes a background screen including contrasting elements arranged in a pre-defined pattern, a digital camera for acquiring an image of the background screen with the glass sheet positioned between the camera and the screen at a preselected position, and which inline system is installed in a system for fabricating glass sheets including one or more processing stations and one or more conveyors for conveying the glass sheet from station to station during processing, the acquisition and positioning mechanism comprising:an exterior support frame mountable in proximity to one of the one or more conveyors between the camera and the background screen;
first and second support arms configured to be operably connected to the exterior support frame for slidable and pivotal movement with respect to the exterior support frame; and
an interior support frame configured to be supported on the first and second support arms so that the interior support frame is selectively positionable with respect to the exterior support frame from a first generally horizontal orientation in a plane of the glass sheet on the one conveyor to a second, upwardly-tilted orientation whereby an upstream end of the interior support frame is elevated from a plane of the one conveyor with the glass sheet retained thereon to thereby position the glass sheet between the camera and the screen at the preselected position, and so that the interior support frame is thereafter positionable to a third orientation for releasing the glass sheet retained in the interior support frame for continued movement on the one conveyor.

US Pat. No. 9,933,149

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS

Subtron Technology Co., L...

1. An illumination apparatus, comprising:a thermal conductivity substrate having an upper surface;
a package carrier disposed on the upper surface of the thermal conductivity substrate and having an opening, the opening exposing a portion of the upper surface of the thermal conductivity substrate, wherein the package carrier comprises at least one insulating layer, a plurality of conductive layers, and a solder mask layer, the insulating layer and the conductive layers are alternatively stacked up, the solder mask layer exposes a part of one conductive layer to define at least one bonding pad;
at least one light emitting element disposed on the upper surface of the thermal conductivity substrate exposed by the opening of the package carrier;
at least one bonding wire electrically connecting the light emitting element to the package carrier, wherein a terminal of the bonding wire is disposed on the bonding pad;
a light transmission cap disposed above the thermal conductivity substrate, wherein the light emitting element and the package carrier are located between the light transmission cap and the thermal conductivity substrate;
a first seal ring disposed between the light transmission cap and the package carrier; and
a second seal ring disposed between the package carrier and the thermal conductivity substrate, wherein the thermal conductivity substrate, the light transmission cap, the first seal ring, the second seal ring and the package carrier completely seal the light emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,932,984

PUMPING SYSTEM WITH POWER OPTIMIZATION

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A pumping system for at least one aquatic application controlled by a user, the pumping system comprising:a pump;
a variable speed motor coupled to the pump;
a means to determine a parameter indicative of movement of water by the pump; and
a controller including a variable speed drive that provides for substantially infinitely variable speed control of the variable speed motor, the controller in communication with the variable speed motor,
the controller operating the variable speed motor in accordance with a first water operation, and
the controller altering operation of the variable speed motor in response to occurrence of a secondary water operation to account for movement of the water by the pump related to the first water operation and the secondary water operation;
wherein the first water operation is filtering and the secondary water operation is one of cleaning or heating.

US Pat. No. 9,930,910

RODS FOR USE IN SMOKING ARTICLES

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A heated smoking article for an electrically heated aerosol-generating system, the article comprising an aerosol-generating substrate,wherein the aerosol-generating substrate comprises a rod including a gathered sheet of homogenised tobacco material circumscribed by a wrapper,
wherein the sheet of homogenised tobacco material is crimped, the crimped sheet of homogenised tobacco material comprising a plurality of substantially parallel ridges or corrugations that are substantially evenly spaced-apart across the width of the sheet of homogenised tobacco material,
wherein the sheet of homogenised tobacco material is cast leaf tobacco and has a tobacco content of at least 50% by weight on a dry weight basis and has an aerosol former content of between 5% by weight and 30% by weight on a dry weight basis, and
wherein the rod has a length of between 5 mm and 20 mm.
US Pat. No. 9,931,434

INJECTABLE SILK FIBROIN PARTICLES AND USES THEREOF

Trustees of Tufts College...

1. An injectable composition comprising:porous silk fibroin particles in an injectable format, wherein the porous silk fibroin particles have a porosity of at least 70, and wherein the silk fibroin constitutes at least 30% of the total composition; andwherein the injectable composition further comprises a biological fluid comprising lipoaspirate in a volume ratio between 3:19 to 6:19 silk fibroin to lipoaspirate,wherein the processed lipoaspirate has not been subjected to preferential expansion of one cell type over another.

US Pat. No. 9,936,566

RESETTABLE LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

LIFI Labs, Inc., San Fra...

1. A method for automated lighting system control, the lighting system including lighting elements, a processing system, nonvolatile communication memory, a vibration sensor, and a housing mounting the lighting elements, processing system, nonvolatile communication memory, and vibration sensor, the method comprising:receiving power at the processing system from an external power source;
initiating an initiation routine in response to receiving external power at the processing system;
receiving configuration settings from a remote device during the initiation routine;
storing the configuration settings in the non-volatile communication memory;
connecting to an external network using the configuration settings;
receiving lighting element operation instructions from the remote device through the external network;
controlling operation of the lighting elements according to the lighting element operation instructions;
sampling vibration signals, indicative of lighting system vibration, with the vibration sensor;
detecting a reset event based on the vibration signals; and
erasing the configuration settings from the nonvolatile communication memory; and
initiating the initiation routine.

US Pat. No. 9,936,494

RANDOMIZATION PROCEDURE FOR ASSIGNING INTERFERENCE MEASUREMENT RESOURCES IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, the method comprising:transmitting an identifier of a network entity to at least one mobile entity, the identifier determining, at least in part, at least one interference measurement resource that partially overlaps with another at least one interference measurement resource, wherein the at least one interference measurement resource comprises a number of resource elements out of a set of resource elements; and
receiving a channel state information (CSI) report from at least one mobile entity based on the at least one interference measurement resource;
wherein the identifier is one of a virtual cell ID associated with the at least one interference measurement resource, an index pointing to the virtual cell ID of a non-zero-power channel state information reference signal (NZP CSI-RS) resource in a Coordinated Multi-Point (COMP) measurement set, or a physical cell ID.