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. 9,935,206

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. 9,932,038

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. 9,936,546

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. 9,935,628

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. 9,935,730

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. 9,930,962

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. 9,933,336

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. 9,931,216

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. 9,935,663

LOW-LOSS ISOLATING OUTPHASING POWER COMBINER IN A RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICE

Movandi Corporation, New...

1. A power combiner circuit comprising:a transformer that includes a first primary coil, a second primary coil, and a secondary coil,
wherein the first primary coil is coupled to a first power amplifier (PA) and the second primary coil is coupled to a second PA, and
wherein the secondary coil is configured to supply a current to an antenna based on a first direction of a first phase of a first amplified constant-envelope signal in the first primary coil with respect to a second phase of a second amplified constant-envelope signal in the second primary coil; and
a first load impedance associated with the first PA and a second load impedance associated with the second PA,
wherein the first load impedance and the second load impedance are configured to receive currents from the first PA and the second PA respectively, based on a second direction of the first phase of the first amplified constant-envelope signal with respect to the second phase of the second amplified constant-envelope signal.

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. 9,933,115

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. 9,931,178

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. 9,935,740

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. 9,936,551

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. 9,930,877

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. 9,935,705

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. 9,933,316

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. 9,931,280

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. 9,935,823

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. 9,935,637

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. 9,935,407

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. 9,933,889

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. 9,932,287

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. 9,930,901

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. 9,935,757

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. 9,935,270

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. 9,934,659

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. 9,934,438

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. 9,934,186

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. 9,933,638

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. 9,932,963

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. 9,936,027

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. 9,933,328

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. 9,932,618

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. 9,936,601

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. 9,935,845

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. 9,935,069

REDUCING SOLDER PAD TOPOLOGY DIFFERENCES BY PLANARIZATION

LUMILEDS LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:providing an electronic device with a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
providing a first solder pad at a first distance above the first surface and a second solder pad at second distance above the first surface, the first distance being different from the second distance;
providing a dielectric layer between the first solder pad and the second solder pad;
after the step of providing the dielectric layer, plating a first metal layer portion over the first solder pad above a height of the dielectric layer so that, immediately after the step of plating, the first metal layer portion extends above any insulating material;
after the step of providing the dielectric layer, plating a second metal layer portion, concurrently with plating the first metal layer portion, over the second solder pad above the height of the dielectric layer so that, immediately after the step of plating, the second metal layer portion extends above any insulating material;
planarizing the first metal layer portion and the second metal layer portion, so that the step of planarizing planarizes only the material forming the first metal layer portion and the second metal layer portion, resulting in the first metal layer and the second metal layer having a third and a fourth surface respectively, wherein the third surface and the fourth surface are in the same plane and still have a height above the height of the dielectric layer,
depositing a first solder layer over the first metal layer portion; and
depositing a second solder layer over the second metal layer portion, such that a top surface of the first solder layer is in the same plane as a top surface of the second solder layer.

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. 9,935,591

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. 9,930,909

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. 9,936,537

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. 9,936,161

VIDEO VISITATION FOR THE COGNITIVE AND/OR DEXTERITY IMPAIRED

Securus Technologies, Inc...

26. A tangible non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having program instructions stored thereon that, upon execution by a personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device, cause the device to:limit functionality of the personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device to:
play audio and video messages;
accept video communications by touching a screen of the personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device; and
establish a video communication in response to touching of the screen of the personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device;
receive a request to initiate a video communication with a cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual on the personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device from a visitor communication and/or media device;
play an audible message by the personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device, indicating the request;
establish a video communication between the personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device and the visitor communication and/or media device in response to touching of the screen of the personal cognitive and/or dexterity impaired individual communication and/or media device; and
enable a professional caregiver to initiate a push notification to a primary responsible caregiver party to open a visitor video visitation application program or access a visitor video visitation website to make the request to initiate the video communication.

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. 9,935,347

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. 9,934,045

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. 9,933,285

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. 9,932,844

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. 9,932,836

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. 9,932,525

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. 9,932,456

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. 9,932,236

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. 9,935,838

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. 9,934,287

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXPEDITED LARGE FILE PROCESSING

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A system for processing a large file, comprising:one or more processors; and
a memory in communication with the one or more processors and storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, are configured to cause the system to:
receive record data comprising a plurality of records, each of the plurality of records comprising an identification value in a common field, the common field having a data format comprising a sequence of characters and each of the identification values corresponding to a license plate number;
determine, based on the data format, a plurality of focus values comprising at least a first focus value and a second focus value, each of the plurality of focus values corresponding to a sub-group of the plurality of records such that the first focus value corresponds to a first sub-group of the plurality of records and the second focus value corresponds to a second sub-group of the plurality of records, wherein the plurality of focus values comprise a set of 260 unique two-character sequences where each unique two-character sequence comprises a letter followed by a number with the plurality of focus values corresponding to a specified portion of the sequence of characters in the data format;
create a first virtual processing unit for processing the first sub-group of the plurality of records corresponding to the first focus value;
create a second virtual processing unit for processing the second sub-group of the plurality of records corresponding to the second focus value; and
process the first and second sub-groups of the plurality of records via the first and second virtual processing units, respectively.

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. 9,933,536

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. 9,935,479

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. 9,933,519

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. 9,931,689

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. 9,936,619

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. 9,935,048

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. 9,936,520

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. 9,936,303

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. 9,930,977

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. 9,936,039

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. 9,934,369

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. 9,934,345

NETWORK SYNTHESIS DESIGN OF MICROWAVE ACOUSTIC WAVE FILTERS

Resonant Inc., Santa Bar...

1. A method of designing an acoustic microwave filter in accordance with frequency response requirements, comprising:(a) selecting an initial filter circuit structure including a plurality of circuit elements comprising at least one resonant element and at least one other reactive circuit element;
(b) selecting circuit response variables based on the frequency response requirements;
(c) selecting a value for each of the circuit elements based on the selected circuit response variables to create an initial filter circuit design;
(d) transforming the at least one resonant element and the at least one other reactive circuit element of the initial filter circuit design into at least one acoustic resonator model to create an acoustic filter circuit design;
(e) creating different versions of the acoustic filter circuit design;
(f) computing one or more performance parameters for each of the different acoustic filter design versions;
(g) comparing the one or more computed performance parameters for the different acoustic filter design versions to each other;
(h) selecting one of the different acoustic filter circuit designs based on the comparison;
(i) optimizing the selected acoustic filter circuit design version to create a final filter circuit design; and
(j) constructing the acoustic microwave filter based on the final filter circuit design.
US Pat. No. 9,931,325

METHODS FOR TREATING IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME (IBS)

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Lt...

1. A method of treating bloating associated with diarrhea-predominant IBS in a subject 65 years old or older, said method comprising administering, for between 14 days and 24 months, 550 mg of rifaximin TID, to the subject, thereby treating bloating associated with diarrhea-predominant IBS in the subject 65 years old or older.

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. 9,933,149

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. 9,932,812

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. 9,935,595

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. 9,933,123

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. 9,933,082

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. 9,931,979

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. 9,931,821

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. 9,931,576

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. 9,933,391

ULTRASOUND-BASED GAS BUBBLE AND/OR SOLID DETECTOR, DIALYSIS APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SUCH DETECTOR

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. An ultrasound-based air bubble and/or solid detector comprising:an ultrasonic (US) transmitter configured to generate an ultrasound transmission for transmission through a medium;
an ultrasonic (US) receiver positioned to receive the ultrasound transmission through the medium from the US transmitter and convert the received ultrasound transmission into an electric received signal;
a first control unit configured to transmit a control signal to the US transmitter to control the ultrasound transmission of the US transmitter;
a second control unit configured to:
monitor the control signal transmitted by the first control unit to determine energy input into the medium by the ultrasound transmission generated by the US transmitter, and
initiate at least one measure to limit energy input into the medium caused by generation of the ultrasound transmission by the US transmitter if the determined energy input into the medium is excessive; and
a comparing unit configured to:
receive the electric received signal from the US receiver,
compare the electric received signal to a first reference value, and
generate an output signal indicating a detection result in response to the comparison.

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. 9,932,157

LOCKING SUBGRADE VAULT

OLDCASTLE PRECAST, INC., ...

1. A utilities storage vault and removable lid assembly to secure utility connections, said utilities storage vault comprising:a precast main body portion having a peripheral wall with an upper end and a lower end, and an opening provided proximal to the upper end;
a rectangular cap portion interconnected to the upper end of the precast main body portion and comprising an inwardly oriented lip;
a removable lid for selectively covering the opening;
the rectangular cap portion comprising four corners, and wherein at least one of the four corners comprises a locking element with a plurality of apertures;
the locking element operably interconnected to the plastic cap portion, wherein an extension provided on at least one of the main body portion and the cap portion is provided through an aperture in the locking element;
an elongated fastener with a head and a shank, the shank being passed through at least a portion of the lid and extending at least partially through an aperture provided in the locking element to secure the lid.

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. 9,935,368

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. 9,934,640

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPURPOSING CURRENCY

Cummins-Allison Corp., M...

1. A self-service machine comprising:a controller;
a coin processing module configured to sort coins and to discharge the sorted coins to a selected output destination including being configured to selectively discharge coins of mixed denominations to a mixed coin bin;
the mixed coin bin configured to receive and hold mixed coins received from the coin processing module and to selectively discharge mixed coins held thereby, the mixed coin bin comprising a discharge actuator, controlled by the controller, configured to selectively discharge mixed coins from the coin bin;
at least one secure repurposed coin retrieval area;
a coin repurposing module configured to package coins received from the coin processing module into a deliverable coin package and to output the deliverable coin package to a designated one of the at least one secure repurposed coin retrieval area; and
a conveyor system configured to receive mixed coins discharged from the mixed coin bin and securely convey the mixed coins to the coin processing module for reprocessing;
wherein the controller, responsive to an order for a deliverable coin package received through one or more user-interfaces, causes the mixed coin bin discharge actuator to selectively discharge mixed coins from the coin bin to the conveyor system, causes the conveyor system to securely convey the mixed coins received from the mixed coin bin to the coin processing module, causes the coin processing module to sort the mixed coins, outputting coins corresponding to the order for a deliverable coin package to the coin repurposing module and outputting coins not corresponding to the order for the deliverable coin package back to the mixed coin bin, and continuing these acts until the coin processing module outputs to the coin repurposing module coins corresponding to the order for a deliverable coin package, at which point any remaining coins conveyed by the conveyor system and processed by the coin processing module are directed to be output to the mixed coin bin and the coin repurposing module is caused to prepare the deliverable coin package and to output the deliverable coin package to the designated one of the at least one secure repurposed coin retrieval area.

US Pat. No. 9,933,297

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PLANNING AND MONITORING A LIGHT SENSORY NETWORK

Sensity Systems Inc., Su...

1. A method for designing a light sensory network (LSN) in a specified area, the method comprising:selecting luminaires, sensors, and network devices with known characteristics from a product library;
calculating an illumination over the specified area for the selected luminaires, wherein the selected luminaires are installed at specific mounting locations within the specified area;
adjusting dimming levels of the selected luminaires to meet specified requirements for a maximum illumination and a minimum illumination based on the calculated illumination;
calculating a range of the selected sensors over the specified area;
adjusting one or more of the selected sensors such that the adjusted sensors are capable of detecting specified events or parameters at a specified set of points within the specified area, wherein adjusting the one or more of the selected sensors includes adjusting orientations of the selected sensors;
calculating a range of wireless network devices integrated with the selected luminaires and the selected sensors;
adjusting one or more network elements, antenna gains, and locations of the selected network devices such that the network devices have sufficient margin to communicate with control software on a remote computer;
displaying, on a display, an image of the specified area with wireless network locations, ranges, and signal strengths for the selected luminaires, the selected sensors, and the selected network devices, wherein the step of displaying comprises displaying a contour plot as a function of desired coordinates to illustrate to a user the calculated illumination, the calculated range of the selected sensors, and the calculated range of the wireless network devices; and
tabulating one or more of the power consumption, equipment settings, and locations of at least one of the selected luminaires, sensors, and network devices.

US Pat. No. 9,933,253

METHOD FOR POSITIONING A LIGHT-SHAPING BODY

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A method for positioning a reflector or other light-shaping member relative to at least one light source, the method comprising:a) fitting the at least one light source on a carrier plate;
b) measuring the position of the at least one light source on the carrier plate;
c) fitting at least one reference position on the carrier plate, wherein the position of the at least one reference position is dependent on the position of the at least one light source and the at least one reference position comprises a slot, a hole, a reference edge, or a combination thereof;
d) aligning the reflector or other light-shaping member with the at least one reference position on the carrier plate; and
e) securing the reflector or other light-shaping member on the carrier plate or in relation to the carrier plate,
wherein the reflector or other light-shaping member is secured in relation to the carrier plate by at least one securing element that secures the reflector or other light-shaping member to a heat sink to which the carrier plate is secured, and
wherein in steps b) and c):
the geometric centre of the at least one light source is measured and the at least one reference position is fitted on the carrier plate in relation to the geometric centre, or
the definitive lightest region or the lightest point of the at least one light source is measured and the at least one reference position is fitted on the carrier plate in relation to the definitive lightest region or the lightest point.
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. 9,935,895

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. 9,935,364

SINGLE-RADOME MULTI-ANTENNA ASSEMBLY

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A mount for a plurality of radio antennas, comprising:a plurality of stacked radio antenna mounting assemblies, each further comprising:
a top mounting plate;
a mounting pole affixed to a bottom face of the top mounting plate; and
a bottom mounting plate affixed at a top face to the mounting pole, and rotatably affixed to a top mounting plate of an adjoining mounting assembly,
wherein the mounting pole is affixed to the top mounting plate and the bottom mounting plate at an edge of the top mounting plate and at an edge of the bottom mounting plate aligned with the edge of the top mounting plate so as to create a cylindrical volume, and
wherein each radio antenna mounting assembly is thereby configured to be independently rotatable in azimuth with respect to said adjoining mounting assembly; and
a radio-transparent radome with a height greater than a combined height of each of the plurality of radio antenna mounting assemblies, the radio-transparent radome configured to slide over the plurality of radio antenna mounting assemblies to cover each of the cylindrical volumes of the plurality of radio antenna mounting assemblies.

US Pat. No. 9,934,400

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ENCRYPTING DATA

RISOFTDEV, INC., Moraga,...

1. A computer-implemented method for storing sensitive data, as carried out by a computer processor, the method comprising the steps of:receiving sensitive data to be stored;
generating a token having a known value that provides reference to said sensitive data;
inserting a first instance of the token at the beginning of the data;
randomly generating a checksum value;
dividing the checksum value into a first portion and a second portion;
inserting the first portion of the checksum value between the first instance of the token and the beginning of the data;
inserting the second portion of the checksum value at the end of the data;
inserting a second instance of the token after the second portion of the checksum value;
implementing a key manager in a memory on an at least one computing device, said key manager configured for creating and managing an at least one encryption key to be used in combination with said token for encrypting the data;
implementing an at least one key file in said memory on the at least one computing device, said key file associated with an at least one authorized user and containing a key field comprising a pseudo random string of bytes;
constructing a set of base characters that are randomly selected by the computer processor performing a key extraction algorithm from the key field, the set of base characters being a subset of the key field with at least one such randomly selected character from the key field being non-contiguous with at least one other such randomly selected character from the key field;
generating the encryption key by inputting the base characters into an encryption algorithm;
encrypting the entire string of the first instance of the token, first portion of the checksum value, data, second portion of the checksum value, and second instance of the token using the encryption key; and
issuing said token to users to provide access to the referenced sensitive data.

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. 9,931,760

FUNCTIONALIZED POLYORGANOSILOXANES OR SILANES FOR THE TREATMENT OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A method for treating lignocellulosic materials to protect them against microorganisms, insects and fungi, comprising applying a polyorganosiloxane to said lignocellulosic materials by a procedure selected from the group of surface treatment, immersion treatment, or vacuum or pressure impregnation to form a coated- or impregnated-lignocellulosic material wherein said polyorganosiloxane is selected from polyorganosiloxanes of the formula:
wherein n is in number average 0 to 28, wherein the radicals R1 represent organic radicals, which may be the same or different, with the proviso that at least one of the radicals R1 is a radical RF
wherein
RF is selected from the group of functional groups consisting of:
(i) aldehyde groups,
(ii) zwitterionic groups containing radicals selected from:

or its neutral form:

wherein
R2 represents hydrogen, a monovalent straight-chained, cyclic or branched, saturated, unsaturated or aromatic hydrocarbon radical having up to 60 carbon atoms, which may contain one or more groups selected from —O—, —S—, —NH—, —C(O)— and —C(S)—,
and wherein R2 may optionally be substituted by one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of a hydroxyl group, an optionally substituted heterocyclic group, optionally containing one or more nitrogen atoms, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, ammonium, polyether radicals and polyether ester radicals, wherein in case that multiple groups —N R2 are present, these may be the same or different, and
R3 are the same or different and R3 is a divalent, straight-chained, branched, cyclic, aliphatic, unsaturated, or aromatic hydrocarbon radical having up to 30 carbon atoms, which may contain one or more groups selected from —O—, —NR4—, wherein R4 is hydrogen or C1-22-alkyl, —C(O)— and —C(S)—, and which may optionally be substituted by hydroxy and is bonded to the silicon atom via carbon,
and
(iii) zwitterionic groups containing radicals selected from:

or its neutral form:

wherein R2 and R3 are the same or different and are as defined above,
and optionally a functional group selected from the group consisting of:
phosphonium group,
phosphine group,
carbonate group,
urethane group,
isocyanate group including blocked isocyanate group,
urea group,
amido group,
hemiacetal and acetal group,
enamine group,
imine group,
sulfonic acid/sulfonate group,
sulfuric acid half-ester/sulphate group,
phosphoric ester/phosphate group
phosphonic ester/phosphonate group,
phosphorous ester/phosphite group,
xanthate/xanthogenate ester group,
organo amino group Si-bonded via N,
hydroxy group,
acyloxy group Si-bonded via O,
alkoxy group Si-bonded via O, and
thiosulfato group
and salts thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,931,524

METAL EFFECT PIGMENT WITH ADDITIVE

ECKART GMBH, (DE)

1. A metallic effect pigment, selected from the group consisting of aluminum, copper and gold bronze, wherein the metallic effect pigment is platelet-shaped, and having an average size/thickness ratio (form factor) of at least 5:1, with an additive, said pigment and additive together forming a metallic effect pigment composition, wherein the additive is applied at least partly on the metallic effect pigment such that 0.2% to 5% by weight of additive, based on the amount of metallic effect pigment and additive, is bound on a surface of the metallic effect pigment, and wherein the additive comprises as structural units at least one carboxylic acid having at least four carbon atoms, and also at least one polyglycol ether, wherein the carboxylic acid and the polyglycol ether are bonded covalently to one another, wherein the metallic effect pigment is a platelet-shaped metallic pigment having a metal core, wherein the metallic effect pigment composition is in the form of a metal effect pigment paste or a metal effect pigment powder, wherein the metallic effect pigment is obtained by dry grinding or wet grinding of atomized metal powder and wherein where the pigment is obtained by wet grinding, the wet grinding is carried out in organic solvents.

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. 9,935,539

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. 9,934,316

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. 9,933,340

METHOD FOR PERFORMING IMMUNOASSAYS UNDER WEIGHTLESSNESS

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. A method for moving magnetic carriers in a controlled manner in a sample volume for performing immunoassays under weightlessness, comprising:providing the sample volume in a vessel for performing immunoassays under weightlessness in which no sedimentation and no convective heat transfer occurs in the sample volume due to the weightlessness;
the magnetic carriers are moved within the sample volume by permanent magnets slidably arranged relative to at least one spatial axis of the sample volume;
the permanent magnets arranged on one spatial axis are moved synchronized in phase to mix the magnetic carriers; and
the permanent magnets are shifted into a parking position and protected by a screening device when not used in a process step, wherein
the permanent magnets comprise several permanent magnets that are arranged as a matrix in which poles of the permanent magnets are arranged alternately, and
for positioning of magnetic carriers on a plane within the sample volume, the permanent magnets are moved on a spatial axis that is perpendicular to the plane, wherein the permanent magnets lie, relative to the plane, diametrically opposite the magnetic carriers to be positioned, are in a first step moved in the direction of the sample volume and in a second step moved away from the sample volume.
US Pat. No. 9,931,307

TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY SYSTEM COMPRISING DONEPEZIL OR ITS SALT

DAEWOONG PHARMACEUTICAL C...

1. A transdermal delivery system consisting of a backing layer, a drug-containing matrix layer, and a release layer, wherein the drug-containing matrix layer consists of 7.6% by weight of donepezil or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; 22.7% by weight of polyisobutylene having a weight-average molecular weight of 1,000,000; 22.7% by weight of polyisobutylene having a weight-average molecular weight of 75,000; 1.5% by weight of lauryl pyrrolidone; 0.3% by weight of butylated hydroxytoluene; 18.0% by weight of mineral oil; and 27.2% by weight of hydrocarbon resin, based on the total weight of the drug-containing matrix layer.

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. 9,935,416

METHOD FOR OPERATING A CONNECTOR MODULE ASSEMBLY

Rockwell Automation Asia ...

1. A method of operating a connector module comprising:abutting an engagement surface of a connector cantilevered from a circuit board with corresponding engagement surfaces of first and second support members disposed within a housing, wherein the corresponding engagement surfaces are substantially horizontal and substantially parallel to the engagement surface;
resisting movement of the connector towards a base of the housing through the corresponding engagement surfaces of the first and second support members; and
constraining lateral movement of the connector through engaging a receptacle formed on a distal end of the connector with a pin of the first support member.

US Pat. No. 9,934,183

SERVER COMPRISING A PLURALITY OF MODULES

BULL SAS, Les Clayes-Sou...

1. A server (100) comprising a plurality of modules (1-8), each module (1-8) comprising:a communication element (16, 26) capable of ensuring the coherence of a memory shared among the modules (1-8);
a plurality of processors (CPU) (10, 11, 20, 21) connected to each other and connected to the communication element (16, 26);
a system on a chip (SOC) (12, 22) connected to the plurality of processors (CPU) (10, 11, 20, 21) and to the communication element (16, 26), the system on a chip (SOC) (12, 22) executing firmware;
a network of programmable ports (FPGA) (13, 23, 33, 43, 53, 63, 73, 83) connected to the system on a chip (SOC) (12, 22), to the communication element (16, 26) and to the plurality of processors (CPU) (10, 11, 20, 21);
the modules (1-8) being interconnected by:
an interconnection (27) between each communication element (16, 26) via an XQPI network;
an interconnection (28) between each system on a chip (SOC) (12, 22) via an Ethernet protocol private network, encapsulating a communication protocol in accordance with the IPMB standard;
the firmware executed on each system on a chip (SOC) (12, 22) of each module (1-8) producing two software components, namely:
a satellite management controller (SMC) component of the system (15, 25) capable of measuring the physical parameters of its module (1-8) and managing the local functions of said module (1-8);
a baseboard management controller (BMC) component (14, 24, 34, 44, 54, 64, 74, 84) capable of supervising all of the SMCs (15, 25) of all of the modules (1-8), providing central management of all functions of the server (100) and exchanging data with each of the BMC components (14, 24, 34, 44, 54, 64, 74, 84) via the interconnection (28) between each system on a chip (SOC) (12, 22).

US Pat. No. 9,932,349

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

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...

1. The compound:

US Pat. No. 9,932,060

HEATER UNIT AND STEERING WHEEL

KURABE INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. A method for manufacturing a heater unit comprising:providing a first substrate and a second substrate, each of which is formed from a polymeric foam, and a cord-shaped heater;
arranging the first substrate on a plurality of hook members, which are movable downwardly such that the hook members penetrate the first substrate;
arranging the cord-shaped heater in a predetermined pattern on the first substrate by winding the cord-shaped heater around the hook members one after another;
laying the second substrate over the first substrate; and
applying heat and pressure to the first and second substrates by a flat plate such that the hook members move downwards and the first and second substrates sandwich the cord-shaped heater and such that a thickness of a region of each of the substrates at which the cord-shaped heater is disposed is thinned relative to other regions of the substrates in such a manner as to be shaped to the cord-shaped heater such that the heater unit forms a flat shape.

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. 9,936,599

ASSEMBLY MECHANISM ADAPTED TO A SERVER SYSTEM AND SERVER SYSTEM THEREWITH

Inventec (Pudong) Technol...

1. An assembly mechanism adapted to a server system, the server system comprising a casing, a first module and a second module, the first module and the second module being installed inside the casing, the assembly mechanism comprising:a frame mechanism disposed inside the casing and in a periphery of the first module;
a tray combined with the second module and supporting the second module above the first module cooperatively with the frame mechanism, the tray being detachably installed on the frame mechanism and comprising:
a main tray body; and
a first pivot holding member disposed on the main tray body;
a first fixing member fixed on the frame mechanism; and
a handle member pivoted to the tray, the handle member having a first cam portion and a second cam portion, the handle member comprising:
a first linkage portion;
a second linkage portion;
a handle portion; and
a first pivotal member;
wherein an end of the first linkage portion and an end of the second linkage portion are respectively connected to opposite ends of the handle portion, the first linkage portion is pivoted to the first pivot holding member by the first pivotal member, the first cam portion and the second cam portion are disposed on another end of the first linkage portion, a distance between the first cam portion and the first pivotal member is smaller than a distance between the handle portion and the first pivotal member, and a distance between the second cam portion and the first pivotal member is smaller than a distance between the handle portion and the first pivotal member;
wherein the other end of the first linkage portion and another end of the second linkage portion are respectively pivoted to the tray, so that the first linkage portion, the handle portion and the second linkage portion are connected to one another and cooperatively form a U-shaped structure;
wherein the first cam portion abuts against and slides on the first fixing member when the handle member is rotated relative to the tray along a first rotating direction, so as to activate the tray to approach the first module and couple the second module with the first module, the second cam portion abuts against and slides on the first fixing member when the handle member is rotated relative to the tray along a second rotating direction opposite to the first rotating direction, so as to activate the tray to separate from the first module and decouple the second module from the first module.

US Pat. No. 9,936,147

LOW POWER STANDBY MODE IN WIRELESS IMAGERS

Varex Imaging Corporation...

1. A wireless flat panel detector comprising:a plurality of charge storage devices configured to absorb radiation from a radiation source;
a plurality of imaging components configured to generate image data from the radiation absorbed in the plurality of charge storage devices;
a wireless radio module operable for wirelessly transmitting data with the radiation source;
a battery configured to supply power to the wireless flat panel detector,
wherein, the battery is configured to supply power to the wireless radio module and a bias voltage to the plurality of charge storage devices to keep the plurality of charge storage devices at a stable voltage level when the wireless flat panel detector is in an idle power state and wherein power is not otherwise supplied to the plurality of imaging components while the wireless flat panel detector is in the idle power state,
further wherein, the stable voltage level comprises a reverse bias voltage level relative to a normal operating voltage level of the plurality of charge storage devices; and
a processor operable for executing instructions configured to periodically query the wireless radio module while the wireless flat panel detector is in the idle power state to determine whether a trigger has been received to signal a resumption of active operation.

US Pat. No. 9,936,106

PIXEL NON-UNIFORMITY CORRECTION

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A method of correcting pixel non-uniformity for varying temperature comprising:determining a focal plane array (FPA) temperature;
calculating a non-uniformity correction map on a pixel by pixel basis for the FPA, wherein non-uniformity correction for each pixel is a function of the FPA temperature and empirically derived coefficients; and
applying the non-uniformity correction map to imaging data from the FPA to produce temperature dependent non-uniformity corrected image data, wherein calculating a non-uniformity correction map on a pixel by pixel basis, wherein the non-uniformity correction for each pixel is a function of the FPA temperature and empirically derived coefficients is governed by
wherein ?Ic represents the change for a respective pixel from its dark level to a desired correction value, Iraw is the raw value of the pixel in digital numbers, Tmax and Tmin are maximum and minimum temperatures, respectively, for normalizing FPA temperature T, and p0, p1, and a0, a1, a3, and a5 are empirically derived coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,935,222

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, one 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 a remainder of the front side bus bars of the plurality of front side bus bars are unequally spaced across the substrate, and
on the back side of the substrate, only one back side bus bar of the plurality of back side bus bars is formed along an 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. 9,934,759

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. 9,934,440

METHOD FOR MONITORING BLIND SPOT OF MONITORING VEHICLE AND BLIND SPOT MONITOR USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method of monitoring a blind spot of a monitoring vehicle by using a blind spot monitor, comprising steps of:(a) the blind spot monitor, if rear video images for testing are acquired from the monitoring vehicle in operation, acquiring or supporting another device to acquire at least one feature map for testing from the rear video images for testing, on condition that the blind spot monitor completes or supports another device to complete (i) a process of acquiring rear video images for sampling with regard to one or more reference vehicles located per distance from the monitoring vehicle and located in the blind spot of the monitoring vehicle, (ii) a process of creating reference boxes corresponding to the reference vehicles in each of the rear video images for sampling, and (iii) a process of setting the reference boxes as m proposal boxes which serve as candidate regions in the blind spot of the monitoring vehicle, wherein the candidate regions have probabilities of detecting at least one monitored vehicle;
(b) the blind spot monitor (i) acquiring or supporting another device to acquire each of feature vectors for testing corresponding to each of the m proposal boxes by applying pooling operation to the m proposal boxes on the feature map for testing, (ii) inputting or supporting another device to input the feature vectors for testing into at least one fully connected layer, (iii) acquiring or supporting another device to acquire classification scores for testing for each class, corresponding to each of the m proposal boxes, and (iv) acquiring or supporting another device to acquire regression information for testing for each class, corresponding to each of the m proposal boxes; and
(c) the blind spot monitor performing or supporting another device to perform (i) a process of selecting j proposal boxes among the m proposal boxes by referring to the classification scores for testing, (ii) a process of acquiring each of bounding boxes corresponding to each of the j proposal boxes by using the regression information for testing corresponding to each of the j proposal boxes, (iii) a process of confirming whether each of the bounding boxes matches its corresponding proposal box among the j proposal boxes to a degree equal to or greater than a first threshold, and (iv) a process of determining whether the monitored vehicle is located in any of the j proposal boxes, to thereby determine whether the monitored vehicle is located in the blind spot of the monitoring vehicle.

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. 9,932,199

SHEET PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet processing device comprising:a plurality of first units that press a folding loop of a folded sheet bundle; and
a second unit that is moved along the folding loop while supporting the first units, wherein
the first units each include, as one unit, a pressing member that presses the folding loop, a frame that movably holds the pressing member in a sheet pressing direction, and an elastic member that is disposed between the frame and the pressing member so as to bias the pressing member in the sheet pressing direction, and
the second unit supports, as one unit, a plurality of rows of the first units such that the first units of each row are arranged, as a pair, so as to be opposed to each other and that an interval between the pair is reduced stepwise from a downstream side to an upstream side in a moving direction of the second unit.

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. 9,935,831

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING NETWORK SWITCHES USING A SWITCH MODELING INTERFACE AT A CONTROLLER

Big Switch Networks, Inc....

1. A method of using a controller that controls switches in a network having end hosts that are coupled to the switches, the method comprising:with a switch modeling interface at the controller, maintaining switch models of the switches in the network, wherein the switches are separate from the controller;
with a switch modeling interface at the controller, receiving a desired network configuration of the network of switches;
with a switch modeling interface at the controller, generating control messages for the switches to implement the desired network configuration based on the switch models, wherein the desired network configuration received at the switch modeling interfaces comprises a function, a global host table identifying end host attachment points, and a global inter-switch forwarding table; and
with the switch modeling interface, operating the function on the global host table and the global inter-switch forwarding table to produce a switch-specific forwarding table for each of the switches that is separate from the global host table and the global inter-switch forwarding table by applying a series of functions that derive the switch-specific forwarding table for each of the switches from the global host table and the global inter-switch forwarding table, wherein the global host table is separate from the global inter-switch forwarding table.

US Pat. No. 9,933,164

ANNULAR TURBOMACHINE COMBUSTION CHAMBER

Safran Helicopter Engines...

8. An annular combustion chamber for a turbomachine including an axial direction, a radial direction, and an azimuth direction, the annular combustion chamber comprising a first annular wall and a second annular wall, each of the first annular wall and the second annular wall delimiting at least a portion of a volume of the annular combustion chamber, the first annular wall and second annular wall including complementary fitting elements, the first annular wall including at least one first through hole, while the second annular wall includes at least one second through hole, wherein both the at least one first through hole and the at least one second through hole face a radial center of the annular combustion chamber, the annular combustion chamber also having at least one pin engaged in a pair of through holes comprising one first through hole and one-second through hole, said at least one pin locking a fitting together of the first annular wall and second annular wall, said at least one pin being formed by an injector;wherein one of the one first through hole or the one second through hole of the pair of through holes is provided in a projecting blade; and
wherein a projection arranged at the other of the one first through hole or the one second through hole of the pair of through holes extends substantially parallel to an axis of said other of the one first through hole or the one second through hole so as to co-operate with the projecting blade by snap-fitting.

US Pat. No. 9,932,317

QUINAZOLINE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN THERAPY

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A compound having formula (IA)
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;
wherein W is

Ra is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-8 alkyl, and pyridyl;
either V1 and D1 are both absent and E1 is hydrogen; or
V1 is O;
D1 is absent or C1-8 alkylene;
E1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and 6-membered carbocyclyl;
either V2 and D2 are both absent and E2 is hydrogen; or
V2 is O;
D2 is absent or C1-8 alkylene;
E2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and 6-membered carbocyclyl;
V3 is NRe;
Re is hydrogen;

n is 0;
Rg is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and optionally substituted 5 to 10-membered carbocyclyl-C1-6 alkyl, said carbocyclyl being optionally substituted with up to 3 C1-4 alkyl groups optionally substituted with up to 3 halogens; and
Rh is absent.

US Pat. No. 9,931,577

SERVO OF ENTERTAINMENT ROBOT

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A servo of an entertainment robot comprising:a servo main body comprising a casing and an output shaft, the casing being a hexahedron; and
a servo plate fixed to the output shaft of the servo main body and comprising a square drive plate;
wherein at least one surface of the casing comprises a T slot having an opening at one end, and the size of the T slot matches the size of the drive plate of the servo plate;
wherein the T slot comprises two elastic positioning protrusions, the elastic positioning protrusions are opposite and disposed at an inner side of a narrow slot of the T slot and adjacent to a closed end of the T slot; the servo plate comprises a mounting hub connected to the drive plate, the mounting hub comprises four positioning grooves, the four positioning grooves are disposed at symmetrical perpendicular axes of the drive plate, when the servo plate is inserted into a T slot of another servo, elastic positioning protrusions of the T slot of the another servo are fit into two opposite positioning grooves of the mounting hub.

US Pat. No. 9,935,562

HIGH EFFICIENCY INVERTER FOR DISTRIBUTED GENERATION

SPARQ SYSTEMS INC., King...

1. A DC/AC inverter comprising:a DC-bus capacitor;
a full bridge converter having a first and a second leg coupled in parallel, each leg comprising at least two power semiconductors, said DC-bus capacitor being coupled in parallel to said converter;
an output filter having an integrated magnetic subcircuit for steering a current ripple at an output of said inverter to said power semiconductors in said converter, said output filter being coupled to said converter and to a load;whereinsaid filter attenuates said current ripple at said output when said current ripple is steered to said converter;
said integrated magnetic subcircuit comprises:
a first main inductor;
a second main inductor;
a first auxiliary inductor;
a second auxiliary inductor;
an auxiliary capacitor;
each inductor has a self-inductance and a mutual inductance with at least a corresponding inductor; and
said first main inductor and said first auxiliary inductor are wound around a common core;wherein said inverter is controlled by a controller, the controller comprising:a grid current controller for calculating a desired duty ratio for said inverter;
wherein said grid current controller calculates said desired duty ratio from an actual grid current, said actual grid current received from a positive lead of a grid;
an auxiliary current controller for calculating a desired switching frequency;
wherein said auxiliary current controller calculates said desired switching frequency from an actual auxiliary current, said actual auxiliary current being received from an auxiliary connection, said auxiliary connection being between the two terminals of said auxiliary capacitor;
a modulator for adjusting a duty ratio for said inverter based on said desired duty ratio and for adjusting a switching frequency of said power semiconductors based on said desired switching frequency;wherein said modulator controls gate signals for said power semiconductors.

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. 9,934,419

PACKAGE STRUCTURE, ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A package structure, comprising:a substrate;
a sensing module disposed on an upper surface of the substrate and electrically connected to the substrate; and
a package colloid disposed on the upper surface of the substrate and coating at least one portion of the sensing module,
wherein the sensing module comprises a capacitive sensor and an optical sensor, and
the package colloid comprises at least one portion of a photic zone disposed corresponding to the optical sensor.

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. 9,932,463

CURABLE TRANSPARENT RUBBER COMPOSITION, A CURED TRANSPARENT RUBBER COMPOSITION MADE THEREOF, AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR THE SAME

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A solid curable, transparent, rubber composition that once cured has a haze of less than 30% and a total light transmission of more than 80%, both measured according to ASTM D1003-13, comprising:Component (a): from 15-80 wt. % of one or more synthetic isoprene polymers having a refractive index of between 1.500 to 1.525 at 23° C.;
Component (b): from 15-80 wt. % of a styrenic block copolymer having 2 or more poly(vinyl aromatic) blocks and at least one block of polymerized conjugated diene, wherein the styrenic block copolymer has a weight average molecular weight of 150,000 to 250,000, the poly(vinyl aromatic) blocks have a weight average molecular weight ranging from 9,000 to 15,000, and the content of poly(vinyl aromatic) blocks in the styrenic block copolymer ranges from 8 to 13 wt. %, based on the total styrenic block copolymer wherein the difference between the refractive indices of component (a) and (b) is 0.100 or less;
Components (c) and (d): from 0.05-8.0 wt. % of a curing agent, optionally with a co-agent present in an amount of 0 to 7.95 wt. %, and
Component (e): from 0.01-20 wt. % of additives that do not influence the transparency,wherein all amounts of components (a), (b), (c), (d) and (e) present in the composition are in percentages by weight on the total composition.

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. 9,936,084

WRIST COMPUTER WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AND EVENT DETECTION

Polar Electro Oy, Kempel...

1. A portable video camera comprising:a camera device configured to capture video data;
an encoder configured to encode the captured video data into a video data file;
a bi-directional wireless communication interface configured to communicate wirelessly with a wrist computer according to a predefined communication protocol; and
a processor configured to acquire a time marker from the wrist computer through the bi-directional wireless interface, the time marker indicating a determined time instant, time period, or time interval in the video data captured by the camera device, and to store the acquired time marker as meta data in the video data file, to acquire, from the wrist computer, performance metrics data associated with timing indicated by the time marker and representing a performance event performed by a user performing a physical activity, to store the performance metrics data as the meta data in the video data file, and further configured to receive, through the bi-directional wireless communication interface a request for transfer of graphical content indicated by the time marker, to retrieve graphical content from said time instant, time period, or time interval indicated by the time marker from the video data file, and to cause the bi-directional wireless communication interface to transmit the retrieved graphical content to the wrist computer for display.

US Pat. No. 9,935,872

PRODUCING ROUTING MESSAGES FOR VOICE OVER IP COMMUNICATIONS

VOIP-PAL.COM, INC., Bell...

1. A method for routing a communication in a communication system between an Internet-connected first participant device associated with a first participant and an Internet-connected second participant device associated with a second participant, the first and second participant devices being associated with first and second network elements of the communication system, respectively, the method comprising:in response to initiation of a communication from the first participant device to the second participant device, receiving from an Internet Protocol (IP) network a first participant identifier and a second participant identifier;
causing at least one processor to access a database comprising user profiles, using the first participant identifier, to locate a plurality of first participant attributes associated with the first participant, each user profile associating a respective plurality of attributes with a respective user;
processing at least one of the plurality of first participant attributes obtained from a user profile using the first participant identifier, using the at least one processor, to determine whether the communication initiated from the first participant device to the second participant device is allowed to proceed;
when the communication is determined to be allowed to proceed, processing the second participant identifier based on at least one of the plurality of first participant attributes located using the first participant identifier, using the at least one processor, to determine whether the second network element is the same as the first network element;
when the second network element is determined to be the same as the first network element, producing a routing message identifying a first Internet address associated with the first network element, using the at least one processor, causing the communication to be established to the second participant device using the first Internet address;
when the second network element is determined not to be the same as the first network element, producing a routing message identifying a second Internet address associated with the second network element, using the at least one processor, causing the communication to be established to the second participant device using the second Internet address; and
when the communication initiated from the first participant device to the second participant device is determined not to be allowed to proceed, preventing the communication from being established to the second participant device.

US Pat. No. 9,935,456

WIRELESS POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

TOKIN CORPORATION, Miyag...

1. A wireless power receiving device comprising:a wireless power receiving unit that comprises an antenna or an electrode to receive power in a wireless manner;
a power receiving circuit that is connected to the wireless power receiving unit and receives power transmitted from a power transmission device through the wireless power receiving unit in the wireless manner;
a wireless communication unit that comprises a communication antenna;
an interruption circuit that is connected to the wireless communication unit;
a communication circuit that is connected to the wireless communication unit through the interruption circuit and executes communication with the power transmission device through the wireless communication unit; and
a control circuit that is connected to the power receiving circuit and the interruption circuit and controls the interruption circuit to interrupt between the wireless communication unit and the communication circuit according to a power level received by the power receiving circuit on an occasion of the power receiving;
wherein:
the power receiving circuit comprises a rectifying circuit that rectifies power received through the wireless power receiving unit, and a load unit that receives rectified power from the rectifying circuit;
the control circuit controls the interruption circuit to interrupt between the wireless communication unit and the communication circuit when a voltage value of the rectified power is more than a first threshold value, and controls the interruption circuit to cancel the interruption when the voltage value of the rectified power is lower than a second threshold value that is lower than the first threshold value;
the load unit has a variable impedance;
the first threshold value is based on a withstand voltage value of the communication circuit; and
the second threshold value is based on a voltage value supplied to the load unit when the impedance of the load unit is equal to a minimum value.

US Pat. No. 9,935,376

ANTENNA REFLECTOR SYSTEM

IDAC HOLDINGS, INC., Wil...

1. A millimeter wave (mmW) antenna system comprising:a steerable planar antenna configured to produce a narrow beam with a scan range of less than 360 degree coverage;
a reflector configured to be positioned locally to the steerable planar antenna and at least partially within the scan range of the steerable planar antenna, wherein the reflector has a concave-down profile; and
the steerable planar antenna configured to be steered to point the narrow beam to reflect off different regions of the reflector to spread the narrow beam in azimuth to provide 360 degree coverage.

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. 9,934,130

SOFTWARE INTEGRATION TESTING WITH UNSTRUCTURED DATABASE

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. An integration testing apparatus comprising:a memory to store instructions; and
a processor, connected to the memory, to execute the instructions to:
determine a driver class file for an integration testing tool to connect to a specified unstructured database of a plurality of unstructured databases, where
the driver class file includes parameters of the specified unstructured database,
the parameters are validated to connect the integration testing tool to the specified unstructured database,
the driver class file is determined from a plurality of files associated with the plurality of unstructured databases,
the integration testing tool is to test at least one function performed by an application, and
the application is to store data in the specified unstructured database responsive to performing the at least one function;
generate a connectivity driver for the specified unstructured database, where
the connectivity driver includes a path to a location of the driver class file, and
the path is used to access the driver class file;
determine dependency files for the specified unstructured database, where
the dependency files are used to retrieve the data from the specified unstructured database,
the dependency files are used to update the data in the specified unstructured database, and
the dependency files are determined from the plurality of files associated with the plurality of unstructured databases;
store the driver class file, the connectivity driver, and the dependency files in a library of the integration testing tool, where
the library of the integration testing tool stores executable files for integration testing of the application;
establish a connection between the integration testing tool and the specified unstructured database, where
the connection is established using the driver class file and the connectivity driver;
generate a query to access the data in the specified unstructured database, where
the query is in a format compatible with the specified unstructured database, and
the data represents a result based on performing the at least one function;
send the query to the specified unstructured database for execution, where
the dependency files are used, based on the query, to retrieve query results from the specified unstructured database;
receive the query results based on performing the at least one function when the query is executed;
compare the query results to validation data; and
determine whether the at least one function operates in a determined manner based on the comparing.

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. 9,933,597

IMAGING LENS

Optical Logic Inc., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:a first lens group having positive refractive power;
a second lens group having positive refractive power; and
a third lens group having negative refractive power, arranged in this order from an object side to an image plane side,
wherein said first lens group includes a first lens having positive refractive power, a second lens, and a third lens,
said second lens group includes a fourth lens having positive refractive power and a fifth lens having negative refractive power,
said third lens group includes a sixth lens and a seventh lens having negative refractive power,
said seventh lens is formed in a shape so that a surface thereof on the object side and a surface thereof on the image plane side have positive curvature radii, and
said surface of the seventh lens on the image plane side is formed in an aspheric shape having at least one inflexion point, and
said seventh lens has a focal length f7 so that the following conditional expression is satisfied:
?4.0

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. 9,932,467

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A POLYPROPYLENE COMPOSITION WITH CONTROLLED FLUIDITY

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. Method for manufacturing a composition, comprising bringing into contact the following three components:a product containing mostly polypropylene having a controlled fluidity according to standard ISO 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg) less than 10 g/10 min, present in an amount from 82% to 88% inclusive, by total weight of the composition,
polypropylene having a controlled fluidity according to standard ISO 1133 (230° C., 2.16 kg) greater than 400 g/10 min, present in an amount from 7% to 13% inclusive, by total weight of the composition, and
a polymer grafted with maleic anhydride, present in an amount from 2% to 8% inclusive, by total weight of the composition.

US Pat. No. 9,931,451

MULTIFUNCTIONAL HANDLE OF A BLOOD TREATMENT MACHINE FOR MOVING THE BLOOD TREATMENT MACHINE BY HAND AND FOR COILING CABLES AND A BLOOD TREATMENT MACHINE WITH SUCH A HANDLE

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. A hemodialysis machine comprising:a mobile blood treatment machine; and
a handle comprising:
a cable holder segment connected to the mobile blood treatment machine, the cable holder segment configured to support at least one of a cable or a tube,
an ergonomically shaped grip segment positioned or configured at at least one end portion of the cable holder segment, and
electrical and other interfaces integrated in an integrated media strip.

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. 9,935,599

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. 9,935,382

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. 9,934,630

SECURE DELIVERY VIA UNMANNED VEHICLES

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. An unmanned vehicle for on-demand delivery, comprising:a navigation system for guiding the vehicle to a delivery location;
a chamber configured to house a payload and adjust a payload state, the payload state being adjusted based on detection of a tampering event, wherein adjusting the payload state comprises marking the payload; and
an authentication system configured to conditionally allow access to the payload upon arrival of the vehicle at the delivery location.

US Pat. No. 9,933,560

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE PACKAGE WITH AN UPPER COVER HAVING AN INTERVAL MAINTAINING PART, BACKLIGHT UNIT, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIGHT EMITTING APPARATUS

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A light emitting device package comprising:a substrate having a first electrode formed at one side of an electrode separation line and a second electrode formed at the other side of the electrode separation line;
a light emitting device including a first pad electrically connected to the first electrode and a second pad electrically connected to the second electrode;
a reflection molding member installed on the substrate, having a form in which a front surface thereof is opened so as to induce light generated by the light emitting device toward the front of the light emitting device package, and including a reflection cup part of which an upper portion is opened so as to accommodate the light emitting device therein;
an upper cover formed in a shape corresponding to that of an upper surface of the reflection molding member so as to cover the light emitting device and the opened upper portion of the reflection cup part of the reflection molding member; and
an interval maintaining part formed at the upper cover such that a predetermined optical interval is maintained between a light guide plate and the light emitting device, the interval maintaining part being protruding from a front surface of the upper cover toward the light guide plate such that a front end thereof contacts the light guide plate,
wherein the upper cover comprises a plurality of protrusions configured in such a way that the plurality of protrusions of the upper cover couple with grooves of the reflection molding member to cover the opened upper portion of the reflection cup part of the reflection molding member.

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. 9,932,127

SYNTHETIC AIR DATA OUTPUT GENERATION

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, over an aircraft data communications bus, a plurality of non-pneumatic inputs corresponding to aircraft operational parameters;
processing the plurality of non-pneumatic inputs through an artificial intelligence network to generate an air data output value; and
outputting the air data output value to a consuming system for use when a pneumatic-based air data output value is determined to be unreliable;
wherein the artificial intelligence network comprises an artificial neural network having at least one internal layer of neurons that apply one or more weights, biases, or transfer functions to each of the plurality of non-pneumatic inputs to generate the air data output value;
wherein the artificial neural network is pre-trained to determine the one or more weights, biases, or transfer functions; and
wherein processing the plurality of non-pneumatic inputs through the artificial intelligence network to generate the air data output value comprises processing the plurality of non-pneumatic inputs through the artificial neural network without changing the one or more weights, biases, or transfer functions.

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. 9,935,709

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. 9,935,707

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING TRAFFIC GENERATION OR FORWARDING DEVICE THAT COMPENSATES FOR SKEW BETWEEN ELECTRICAL LANES IN A MANNER THAT ALLOWS COHERENT DETECTION OF TRANSMITTED DATA

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for transmitting and coherently detecting data transmitted over electrical lanes that experience different amounts of skew, the method comprising:in a traffic generation or forwarding device:
self calibrating transmit and receive-side components of the traffic generation or forwarding device to account for skew between electrical lanes and setting per-electrical lane delays based on the calibration;
generating or receiving data to be transmitted to a network device;
spreading, using one of the transmit-side components, the data to be transmitted over a first number of electrical lanes;
multiplexing the data from the electrical lanes onto a second number of optical lanes, the second number being different from the first number;
transmitting the data to the network device over the optical lanes.
receiving the data from the network device; and
reconstructing transmitted data from the received data using the receive-side components, wherein the traffic generation or forwarding device comprises a network equipment test device and wherein the network device comprises a device under test.

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. 9,935,612

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. 9,935,605

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. 9,935,582

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. 9,935,580

WIEN BRIDGE OSCILLATOR

Jabil Inc., St. Petersbu...

1. An oscillator circuit, comprising:a Wien bridge oscillator circuit;
a full-wave rectifier circuit, coupled to an output of the Wien bridge oscillator circuit;
an integrator circuit, electrically connected to an output of the full-wave rectifier circuit; and
a multiplier circuit, comprising a first input coupled to the output of the Wien bridge oscillator circuit, and a second input, coupled to an output of the integrator, the multiplier circuit being configured to provide a signal to an input of the Wien bridge oscillator circuit, wherein the multiplier circuit comprises an XY multiplier, and wherein the multiplier circuit is configured to execute the transfer function (VOUT) in accordance with
VOUT=(V(n1)*V(n2))/10V,
where V(n1) is the voltage at the first input and V(n2) is the voltage at the second input.

US Pat. No. 9,935,411

ELECTRIC CONNECTOR WITH WIRE HOLDER

CommScope Connectivity UK...

1. An electric connector comprising:a housing including an extension receiving cavity and a plurality of contact insert slots;
a plurality of contacts configured to be at least partially inserted to the plurality of contact insert slots; and
a wire holder including a wire support extension configured to be at least partially inserted to the extension receiving cavity, the wire support extension including a plurality of wire receiving passages configured to be aligned to the plurality of contact insert slots when the wire support extension is inserted to the extension receiving cavity,
wherein the plurality of wire receiving passages is configured to arrange wires of a first cable thereon and align the wires of the first cable with the plurality of contact insert slots, the wires of the first cable having a first diameter, and
wherein the wire holder includes a plurality of wire support ribs, the plurality of wire support ribs at least partially arranged on the plurality of wire receiving passages and configured to arrange wires of a second cable on the plurality of wire receiving passages and align the wires of the second cable with the plurality of contact insert slots, the wires of the second cable having a second diameter smaller than the first diameter.

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. 9,934,622

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. 9,934,485

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. 9,934,280

JOIN ORDER RESTRICTIONS

ENTIT SOFTWARE LLC, Sunn...

1. A method comprising:analyzing, by a processor of a computing device, a query submitted to a database to determine a join order restriction that is associated with a join between two tables of a plurality of tables of the database that participate in the query, the join order restriction constraining its associated join to be executed prior to another join of the query, wherein analyzing the query to determine the join order restriction comprises:
determining a join order that produces a different result than a result obtained by executing the query according to a join order semantically expressed in the query; and
constructing the join order restriction to exclude the determined join order that produces the different result, from join plans for executing the query;
assigning a ranking of priority to each join between tables that participate in the query based on the join order restriction, including assigning a join associated with the join order restriction a lower priority than other joins in the query, wherein a join that was assigned a higher priority is executed prior to a join that was assigned a lower priority;
generating the join plans for executing the query constrained by the join order restriction, the join plans including different join orders;
selecting a join plan from the join plans for execution of the query; and
executing, by the processor, the query based on the selected join plan.

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. 9,936,566

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. 9,935,242

SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT EXTRACTION STRUCTURES

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A method comprising:providing a semiconductor structure comprising a light emitting layer disposed between an n-type region and a p-type region, the semiconductor structure having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface;
forming a plurality of cavities in the first surface of the semiconductor structure, the plurality of cavities being spaced apart and extending into at least one of the n-type region and the p-type region;
roughening at least a portion of the second surface to form a plurality of features spaced apart at least a distance smaller than a distance between each of the plurality of cavities formed in the first surface;
lining the plurality of cavities with a dielectric layer;
forming at least one contact in contact with the first surface of the semiconductor structure; and
providing the semiconductor structure on a substrate such that the first surface of the semiconductor structure is adjacent the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,933,095

FASTENER HAVING AN INNER UNDERCUT REGION

GKN Driveline Internation...

1. A fastening means, comprising:a male end segment and a female end segment complementary to the male end segment,
wherein the female end segment comprises a base on which there is arranged approximately centrally a foot segment and two outer segments,
a head part being arranged on the foot segment, and
the two outer segments project beyond the head part in a longitudinal direction of the fastening means, the longitudinal direction being approximately perpendicular to the base,
the head part projecting laterally over an outer contour of the foot segment and having lower lateral surfaces transverse to a longitudinal direction of the fastening means for fitting at least one inner undercut region in a recess of the male end segment.

US Pat. No. 9,933,077

CARTRIDGE VALVE

Hilite Germany GmbH, Mar...

1. A cartridge valve, comprising:a hydraulic bushing including at least one connection Which is configured as a slotted hole extending over a defined portion of a circumference of the hydraulic bushing with respect to a longitudinal axis of the hydraulic bushing and which is protected by a screen insert inserted into the slotted hole,
wherein the slotted hole includes a receiving groove that is configured at least over a portion of a circumference of the slotted hole,
wherein the screen insert is arrangeable so that its outer edge is at least partially supported between a shoulder configured in the receiving groove and a cover tongue of the receiving groove,
wherein the slotted hole is cambered with a radius in a plane that is orthogonal to the longitudinal axis of the hydraulic bushing,
wherein the screen insert is cambered according to the radius of the slotted hole and
wherein the cover tongue is arranged opposite to the shoulder.

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. 9,932,344

PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIMIDINE-5,7-DIAMINE COMPOUNDS AS CDK INHIBITORS AND THEIR THERAPEUTIC USE

Cancer Research Technolog...

27. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound according to claim 1, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent.

US Pat. No. 9,932,061

STEERING COLUMN ASSEMBLY

TRW Limited, Solihull We...

1. A steering column assembly comprising an adjustable shroud which at least partially surrounds a steering shaft and a locking mechanism operable between a locked position in which the adjustable shroud is locked in position and an unlocked position in which the adjustable shroud can be moved to set the reach and/or rake of the steering column assembly, in which the locking mechanism comprises a clamp pin, a locking handle and a cam mechanism fitted to the clamp pin, in which the cam mechanism comprises first and second cam portions which can be moved relative to each other by operation of the locking handle, the unlocked position of the cam mechanism being defined by contact of a first end stop of the first cam portion with a second end stop of the second cam portion, wherein at least one of the end stops comprises a resilient cushioning member which provides cushioning as the at least one of the end stops engages the other end stop upon the locking mechanism reaching the unlocked position,wherein the resilient cushioning member is free to move; wherein on a first engagement, a portion of the resilient cushioning member makes contact with the other end stop; and
on a second engagement, a different portion of the resilient cushioning member makes contact with the other end stop.

US Pat. No. 9,936,435

CALL FLOW SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USE IN A VOIP TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Tango Networks, Inc., Fr...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by an enterprise gateway server, an instruction to redirect a call to a carrier network via a temporary routing number;
routing, by the enterprise gateway server, the call to the carrier network via the temporary routing number;
notifying, by the enterprise gateway server, a private branch exchange that received a request for the call, that a mobile station is ringing; and
inserting, by the enterprise gateway server, a media port into a call path allocated for the call.

US Pat. No. 9,935,549

MULTI-SWITCH POWER CONVERTER

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A power conversion system, comprising:a 5-switch power conversion circuit comprising:
a voltage supply;
a first inductor coupled to a positive side of the voltage supply and a second inductor coupled to the negative side of the voltage supply;
a DC bus comprising a first capacitor on a positive side of the DC bus and a second capacitor on a negative side of the DC bus;
a first switch transistor, a second switch transistor, a third switch transistor, and a fourth switch transistor each coupled between the at least one inductor and the DC bus in a 3-level DC-DC boost circuit configuration;
a fifth switch transistor disposed between the at least one inductor and the first, second, third, and fourth switch transistors, wherein the fifth switch transistor is coupled in parallel to the second and third switch transistors;
a controller communicatively coupled to the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switch transistors, wherein the controller is configured to output signals to the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switch transistors to independently control the positions of the first, second, third, fourth, and fifth switches and wherein the controller is configured to output a signal to the fifth switch transistor to turn the fifth switch transistor to an ON-state when both the second and third switch transistors are in an ON-state such that current will flow through the inductors and the fifth switch transistor instead of through the inductors and the second and third switches so as to reduce conduction losses through the power conversion system due to the current flowing primarily through the fifth switch transistor instead of the second and third switch transistors.

US Pat. No. 9,935,541

FLOATING CHARGE PUMP VOLTAGE CONVERTER

IML International, Grand...

1. A method comprising:providing an input voltage;
generating a first output voltage using a first buck circuit, coupled to the input voltage;
generating a second output voltage using a second buck circuit, coupled to the input voltage, wherein the second output voltage is higher than the first output voltage; and
generating a third output voltage using a charge pump circuit, coupled to the first and second output voltages, wherein the first and second output voltages are inputs to the charge pump circuit, the third output voltage is an output of the charge pump circuit, and the third output voltage is between the first and second output voltages, and the charge pump circuit comprises:
a first switch, coupled between the first output voltage and a first node; and
a second switch, coupled between a second node and the second output voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,932,926

INJECTOR CONTROLLING METHOD USING OPENING DURATION

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. An injector controlling method using an opening duration comprising:a first step of applying actuation signals to a plurality of injectors and securing a time profile of an output voltage;
a second step of evaluating the time profile to determine a closing time of the injectors;
a third step of learning an opening durations of the injectors based on the closing time;
a fourth step of selecting a standard injector out of the injectors; and
a fifth step of determining second actuation signals to be inputted into the remaining injectors except the standard injector based on the learned opening duration of the standard injector.

US Pat. No. 9,932,690

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A MONOCRYSTAL BY CRYSTALLIZING SAID MONOCRYSTAL IN A MELTING AREA

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

1. A device for producing a single crystal by crystallizing the single crystal in a melt zone, comprising a housing, an inductor for generating heat in the melt zone, a reheater below the melt zone which surrounds and applies thermal radiation to the crystallizing single crystal, the single crystal crystallizing below the melt zone, and a separating bottom which delimits an intermediate space between the reheater and a wall of the housing downward at a lower end of the reheater, wherein barriers are arranged on outer sides of the separating bottom to shorten or close gaps between the reheater and the separating bottom and between the separating bottom and the wall of the housing.

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. 9,936,160

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. 9,935,760

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. 9,935,573

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. 9,934,836

SHORT CIRCUIT REDUCTION IN AN ELECTRONIC COMPONENT COMPRISING A STACK OF LAYERS ARRANGED ON A FLEXIBLE SUBSTRATE

THIN FILM ELECTRONICS ASA...

1. An electronic component comprising a stack of layers arranged on a flexible substrate, wherein said stack comprises an electrically active part and a protective layer for protecting the electrically active part against scratches and abrasion, wherein said electrically active part comprises a bottom electrode layer, a top electrode layer comprising a top surface which faces the protective layer, and at least one insulating or semi-insulating layer between said electrodes, wherein the stack further comprises a buffer layer, arranged between the top electrode layer and the protective layer and which buffer layer extends along the entire top surface of the top electrode layer, the buffer layer being adapted to allow a lateral dimensional change in the protective layer while preventing said dimensional change from being transferred to the electrically active part, wherein the buffer layer is adapted to allow the lateral dimensional change by at least partly being of a coherent material and having such layer thickness that a lateral dimensional deformation in a top portion of the buffer layer facing the protective layer results in substantially greater lateral dimensional deformation than in a bottom portion facing the electrically active part, when said lateral dimensional deformation in the upper part is caused by the lateral dimensional change of the protective layer, the difference in lateral deformation between the top and bottom portions corresponding to an absorbed lateral dimensional change.

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. 9,931,609

ANTIBACTERIAL ACTIVITY OF SILVER-GRAPHENE QUANTUM DOTS NANOCOMPOSITES AGAINST GRAM-POSITIVE AND GRAM-NEGATIVE BACTERIA

University of Puerto Rico...

1. A method of synthesizing functionalized Nanoparticle-Graphene Quantum Dots nanocomposites (NP-GQDs) comprising:irradiating with a source of electromagnetic radiation a mixture containing a compound serving as a source of carbon, a powder serving as a precursor of a nanocomposite core and a ligand source, effectively synthesizing Nanoparticle-Graphene Quantum Dots nanocomposites having a core decorated with Graphene Quantum Dots and functionalized with said ligand.