US Pat. No. 9,941,064

ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER, TAP-CHANGING TRANSFORMER FOR VOLTAGE REGULATION AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING TAP CHANGER IN THE TAP-CHANGING TRANSFORMER

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. An on-load tap changer for controlling voltage of a tapped transformer whereinthe tapped transformer has at least one regulatable phase that has a first winding and a second winding;
the first winding has a regulating winding with even-numbered winding taps identified with even numbers and a main winding;
the second winding has a regulating winding with odd-numbered winding taps identified with odd numbers and a main winding;
the first winding and the second winding are inductively coupled;
the on-load tap changer has a selector for the alternating power-free preselection of the even-numbered or odd-numbered winding taps to be switched;
the selector has a first selector part for the regulating winding with the even-numbered winding taps and a second selector part for the regulating winding with the odd-numbered winding taps for the power-free preselection of the winding taps to be switched;
the first selector part has first and second selector arms for the even-numbered winding taps;
the second selector part has first and second selector arms for the odd-numbered winding taps;
the first selector part is electrically conductively connected with the even-numbered winding taps of the regulating winding of the first winding via step contacts;
the second selector part is electrically conductively connected with the odd-numbered winding taps of the regulating winding of the second winding via step contacts;
each regulating winding has a respective dissipation rail;
each selector arm is electrically conductively connected with the respective dissipation rail and with the respective step contact of the corresponding regulating winding; and
each dissipation rail is electrically conductively connected with a load-diverter switch between the even-numbered or the odd-numbered winding taps of the regulating windings.

US Pat. No. 9,942,962

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, DEVICE DRIVER, AND DRIVING METHOD

OLEDWORKS GMBH, Aachen (...

1. A LED device, comprising:a substrate;
a set of layers defining a LED component having electrical characteristics;
a patterned area of the substrate, comprising a resistive track, wherein the resistance of the track encodes information concerning the electrical characteristics of the LED component, and wherein the resistive track is formed from a conductive layer which. defines the anode or cathode of the LED.

US Pat. No. 9,941,818

MICRO INCHWORM-TYPE PIEZOELECTRIC-DRIVEN ROTATING JOINT MECHANISM

HEFEI UNIVERSITY OF TECHN...

1. A micro inchworm-type piezoelectric-driven rotating joint mechanism, comprising: a U-shaped base having a U-shaped opening and a rotating sleeve horizontally clamped within the U-shaped opening of the U-shaped base, wherein a rotating shaft is rotatably mounted at a central axis of the rotating sleeve, two annular seats are respectively connected with two ends of the U-shaped base and are respectively coaxially connected with two sleeve mouths of the rotating sleeve, two annular bearing pedestals are respectively mounted within the two annular seats, two bearing brackets are respectively connected with an inner annular wall of the two annular bearing pedestals along a certain radial direction, a middle portion of the two bearing brackets is disconnected and is respectively connected with two integrally annular bearing rings, each of which is formed by two half-rings, the two integrally annular bearing rings are concentric with the two annular bearing pedestals, two piezoelectric ceramic plates are respectively symmetrically located at two sides of each of the bearing brackets which is connected with every half-ring of each of the two integrally annular bearing rings, every piezoelectric ceramic plate is parallel to the bearing brackets, one end of every piezoelectric ceramic plate is connected with an inner wall of every bearing pedestal, the other end of every piezoelectric ceramic plate is connected with an end of a half-ring of a bearing ring which is connected with a corresponding bearing bracket, electrodes are respectively deposited at an inner side face of every piezoelectric ceramic plate facing to a corresponding bearing bracket and an outer side face of every piezoelectric ceramic plate away from the corresponding bearing bracket; a bearing pedestal, a bearing bracket, and a bearing ring form a bearing unit; the bearing unit and four piezoelectric ceramic plates form a bearing driving module; two ends of the rotating shaft within the rotating sleeve respectively penetrate through the two bearing rings of two bearing units within the two annular seats; the two bearing rings apply a certain pre-clamping force to the rotating shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,942,992

METHODS FOR ASSEMBLING LED CONNECTOR BOARD

AMERLUX LLC, Oakland, NJ...

1. A method for assembling an LED connector board comprising the steps of:securing a set of leaf spring connectors on a top surface of an injection molded base;
securing one or more electrical wires to the injection molded base by passing the electrical wires through to the top surface of the injection molded base via one or more insulating bosses extended from a bottom surface of the injection molded base through to one or more wire openings in the injection molded base;
placing the injection molded base inside of an integrated recess on a metal track and passing the electrical wires through one or more of wire openings in the integrated recess;
placing an LED board on a top surface of the metal track wherein a circular notch on a widthwise side of the LED board is aligned with a securing hole in the injection molded base and a securing hole in the integrated recess;
securing the LED board to the metal track by attaching the LED board to the injection molded base and the integrated recess via a securing element that passes through the circular notch on the widthwise side of the LED board, the securing hole in the injection molded base and the securing hole in the integrated recess.

US Pat. No. 9,942,502

IMAGING SENSOR WITH IN-PIXEL AMPLIFICATION

IMEC vzw, Leuven (BE)

1. A pixel architecture comprising:a photodiode element operable for generating a signal;
an in-pixel amplifier configured to amplify the generated signal and having a gain greater than one, the in-pixel amplifier comprising an NMOS amplifier with a depletion-mode NMOS load transistor, wherein the depletion-mode NMOS load transistor functions as a load of the NMOS amplifier;
an output for outputting the amplified signal.

US Pat. No. 9,942,974

HYBRID GENERATORS AND METHODS OF USING THEM

PerkinElmer Health Scienc...

1. A mass spectrometer comprising:a torch configured to sustain an ionization source;
an induction device comprising an aperture for receiving a portion of the torch and configure to provide radio frequency energy into the received torch portion;
a generator electrically coupled to the induction device and configured to provide power to sustain an inductively coupled plasma in the torch portion received by the induction device, the generator comprising a circuit configured to electrically couple to an induction device and provide power to the induction device in the driven mode to sustain the inductively coupled plasma in the received torch portion in the driven mode and configured to provide power to the induction device in the oscillation mode to sustain the inductively coupled plasma in the received torch portion in the oscillation mode; and
a mass analyzer fluidically coupled to the torch.

US Pat. No. 9,941,525

SOFC HOT BOX COMPONENTS

BLOOM ENERGY CORPORATION,...

1. A fuel cell system, comprising:a hot box;
fuel cell stacks located in the hot box;
a cathode recuperator heat exchanger located in the hot box;
an anode cooler heat exchanger; and
a cathode exhaust steam generator comprising a steam generator coil located in the hot box between an inner lid and an outer lid of the cathode recuperator heat exchanger, wherein the steam generator coil is positioned horizontally below the anode cooler heat exchanger,
wherein the steam generator coil is located in one horizontal plane and comprises a straight tube, a partially corrugated tube or a fully corrugated tube.

US Pat. No. 9,942,993

METHOD FOR BACK-DRILLING A THROUGH-HOLE ONTO A PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD (PCB)

DISH TECHNOLOGIES L.L.C.,...

1. A method comprising:back-drilling, from a bottom surface of a printed circuit board (PCB), one or more component through-holes in the PCB, thereby creating one or more back-drilled through-holes with each of the one or more back-drilled through-holes having a through-hole portion and a back-drilled portion, wherein:
each back-drilled through-hole is back-drilled to a depth partially through the PCB at a second diameter that is larger than a first diameter of the through-hole;
applying solder paste to at least one side of the PCB, wherein the solder paste is applied at least to the bottom surface of the PCB, whereby the solder paste is forced into at least the back-drilled portion of each back-drilled through-hole;
placing one or more components on a top surface of the PCB, inserting each pin of each component into a corresponding through-hole; and
passing the PCB through a solder process, whereby, within each through-hole of the PCB having a component pin inserted therein, the solder paste is wicked into the through-hole, and forms a solder joint with the respective pin;
wherein, for each of the one or more back-drilled through-holes, the solder joint partially fills the back-drilled portion of the back-drilled through hole and
the solder joint does not protrude beyond the bottom surface of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,942,913

SATELLITE NETWORK SERVICE SHARING

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method, comprising:identifying forward link data streams associated with a plurality of mobile devices in communication with a multi-user network access terminal that is serviced via a forward link satellite beam of a multi-beam satellite communications system, wherein each of the plurality of mobile devices is associated with a respective set of user-specific traffic policies;
determining an uncongested condition for the forward link satellite beam for a first time period;
scheduling transmission of first data traffic of the forward link data streams on first beam resources of the forward link satellite beam for the first time period, wherein the scheduling of the first data traffic comprises allocating portions of the first beam resources to the plurality of mobile devices based on a first level of the respective sets of the user-specific traffic policies for the plurality of mobile devices;
determining a congested condition for the forward link satellite beam for a second time period; and
scheduling transmission of second data traffic of the forward link data streams on second beam resources of the forward link satellite beam for the second time period, wherein the scheduling of the second data traffic comprises allocating portions of the second beam resources to the plurality of mobile devices based on a second level of the respective sets of the user-specific traffic policies for the plurality of mobile devices.

US Pat. No. 9,941,788

THREE-D POWER CONVERTER IN THREE DISTINCT STRATA

International Business Ma...

1. A three-dimensional switching power supply in an integrated circuit stack comprising a device layer, the switching power supply comprising:three distinct strata arranged in series with the device layer, the three distinct strata including
a switching layer including active CMOS switching circuits and through-silicon-vias,
a capacitor layer including a component substrate and capacitors integrated into said component substrate, and
an inductor layer including a substrate and film magnetic inductors; and
a multitude of connectors electrically and mechanically connecting together the device layer, the switching layer, the capacitor layer, and the inductor layer; and wherein:
the switching circuits, the capacitors and the inductors form a plurality of switching power supplies, and the switching power supplies apply different voltages to different areas of the device layer.

US Pat. No. 9,939,679

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAKAI DISPLAY PRODUCTS CO...

1. A display device, comprising a display panel, a light source, an optical plate being arranged to face the display panel and diffusing or guiding light from the light source, and an optical sheet arranged on one surface of the optical plate, further comprising:a pressing part pressing an edge of the optical sheet, and
a facing part coordinating with the pressing part and having a facing surface facing to an end surface of the optical plate,
wherein the facing surface slants so that a distance between the facing surface and the end surface decreases toward the display panel,
the pressing part has an abutting surface that abuts the edge of the optical sheet,
the optical sheet is sandwiched by the abutting surface and the optical plate, such that the optical sheet is fixed, and
the pressing part is configured to be separated from the optical sheet by thermal expansion of the optical plate.

US Pat. No. 9,943,011

COOLING CONTROL FOR DATA CENTERS WITH COLD AISLE CONTAINMENT SYSTEMS

Panduit Corp., Tinley Pa...

1. A data center, comprising:a first datacenter POD including a first plurality of rows of cabinets where each of said first plurality of rows of cabinets are adjacent to and share a first contained cold aisle, said first contained cold aisle including a first pressure sensor having a first pressure set point;
a second datacenter POD including a second plurality of rows of cabinets where each of said second plurality of rows of cabinets are adjacent to and share a second contained cold aisle, said second contained cold aisle including a second pressure sensor having a second pressure set point;
an underfloor cold air supply plenum connected to both said first contained cold aisle and said contained second cold aisle, said underfloor cold air supply plenum including a third pressure sensor having a third pressure set point;
a first active damper floor tile connected to and between said first contained cold aisle and said cold air supply;
a second active damper floor tile connected to and between said second contained cold aisle and said cold air supply and;
a controller connected to said cold air supply, said first active damper, and said second active damper floor tile, said controller to:
determine, based on pressure sensor data received from the third pressure sensor, that pressure in the underfloor cold air supply plenum matches the third pressure set point in the underfloor cold air supply plenum; in response to determining that the pressure in the underfloor cold air supply plenum matches the third pressure set point, determine, based on pressure sensor data received from the first pressure sensor, that pressure in the first contained cold aisle does not match the first pressure set point in the first contained cold aisle; in response to determining that the pressure in the first contained cold aisle does not match the first pressure set point, determine whether the first active damper floor tile is 100% opened; and in response to determining that the first active damper floor tile is 100% opened: override the third pressure set point in the underfloor cold air supply plenum; and control, based on the pressure sensor data received from the first pressure sensor, a fan speed of a fan in a cooling unit in the data center to achieve the first pressure set point in the first contained cold aisle.

US Pat. No. 9,942,901

MINIMIZING INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at a wireless device, obtaining data to be wirelessly transmitted in a transmission burst using a first radio access technology format over a shared spectrum;
determining whether the shared spectrum is idle using a clear channel assessment over a clear channel assessment time interval; and responsive to the clear channel assessment determining that the shared spectrum is idle:
generating a preamble comprising assistance information related to the transmission burst, the preamble comprising a first preamble portion in the first radio access technology format and a second preamble portion in a second radio access technology format, wherein the preamble includes a number of preamble symbols based on an interval of time between an end of the clear channel assessment time interval and a subframe boundary defined by the first radio access technology format;
transmitting the preamble over a preamble time interval to reserve the shared spectrum, wherein the preamble time interval terminates on the subframe boundary; and
transmitting the transmission burst using the first radio access technology format over the shared spectrum.

US Pat. No. 9,942,875

PAGING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Intellectual Ventures II ...

1. A network node comprising:an interface, the interface configured to receive from a core network a paging message for a user equipment (UE); and
a processor communicatively coupled to the interface, the processor configured to determine a paging occasion of the UE responsive to the received paging message,
to facilitate transmission to the UE on a control channel during the paging occasion, a first signal including an indication of shared channel resources, the first signal being derived from a radio network temporary identifier (RNTI), and
to facilitate transmission, on the indicated shared channel resources, a second signal to the UE.

US Pat. No. 9,943,005

MODULAR DATA CENTER

Alibaba Group Holding Lim...

1. A modular data center, comprising:a plurality of first containers that are partitioned into a plurality of information technology device modules, a plurality of space maintenance modules, and at least one distribution module, the plurality of information technology device modules, the plurality of space maintenance modules, and the distribution module being arranged in parallel in a width direction of the first containers, wherein the plurality of information technology device modules, the plurality of space maintenance modules, and the distribution module which are arranged in parallel form a plurality of data center units; and
a plurality of second containers, having a width identical to or substantially the same as that of the first containers and a length smaller than that of the first containers, that are partitioned into a plurality of passage modules, the plurality of passage modules being arranged in parallel in the width direction among the plurality of data center units, and being arranged corresponding to the plurality of first containers respectively in a length direction of the first containers, wherein interior spaces of the plurality of passage modules are connected to form a maintenance passages among the plurality of the data center units, the maintenance passages being connected with interior spaces of the plurality of information technology device modules, the plurality of space maintenance modules, and the distribution module respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,943,014

MANIFOLDED HEAT EXCHANGERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS

CoolIT Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A manifolded heat exchanger comprising:a heat exchange chamber having a plurality of inlets configured to receive a working fluid of a first fluid circuit and a plurality of outlets configured to discharge the working fluid of the first fluid circuit;
an inlet manifold configured to receive a working fluid of a second fluid circuit, wherein the inlet manifold is fluidly isolated from the heat exchange chamber;
a plurality of heat transfer channels extending through the heat exchange chamber and fluidly coupled to the inlet manifold, such that the working fluid from the second fluid circuit and the working fluid from the first fluid circuit are thermally coupled with each other; and
an outlet manifold fluidly coupled to the plurality of heat transfer channels such that the outlet manifold is configured to discharge the working fluid of the second fluid circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,942,959

PHASE-CUT DIMMABLE POWER SUPPLY WITH WIDE INPUT VOLTAGE

Zhuhai Shengchang Electro...

1. A dimming circuit system, comprising:an electric network power supply, a phase-cut dimmer, a dimming power supply, and an LED light, winch are sequentially connected; a current of the electric network power supply is provided as input to the dimming power supply through the phase-cut dimmer, and the dimming power supply supplies a working power to the LED light,
wherein the dimming power supply comprises an anti-interference circuit, an active power factor correction circuit, a power conversion circuit, a dimmer current maintaining circuit, a phase-cut dimming control circuit, and a filed effect transistor; an input terminal of the anti-interference circuit is connected to an output terminal of the phase-cut dimmer, an output terminal of the anti-interference circuit is connected to input terminals of the active power factor correction circuit, the dimmer current maintaining circuit, and the phase-cut dimming control circuit respectively; an output terminal of the active power factor correction circuit is connected to an input terminal of the power conversion circuit; an output terminal of the power conversion circuit supplies a working power to the LED light via the filed effect transistor; a control terminal of the filed effect transistor is connected to an output terminal of the phase-cut dimming control circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,942,436

MECHANISM FOR SUPPORTING A TRAVELING BODY

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A mechanism for supporting a traveling body, comprising:a traveling body adapted to shift;
a track member extending in a direction in which the traveling body shifts;
a track surface provided in the track member to slide the traveling body;
a drive section adapted to drive the traveling body; and
a slide member provided in the traveling body to support the traveling body slidably via a lubricant between the track surface and the slide member,
wherein the slide member is provided with a slide contact portion that slides on the track surface,
a slide barrier portion provided on at least one side of the slide contact portion along a slide direction of the slide contact portion, and
a guide portion which scrapes the lubricant in association with sliding of the slide contact portion, and guides the lubricant to between the slide contact portion and the slide barrier portion.

US Pat. No. 9,939,043

PENDULAR DAMPING DEVICE FOR MOTOR VEHICLE TRANSMISSION

Valeo Embrayages, Amiens...

1. A pendulum damping device for a motor vehicle transmission, the pendulum damping device comprising:at least one pendulum mass (33) having a central part (33a) mounted movably on a support (26, 49) pivotable around an axis; and
at leat one roller (36) mounted radially between a radially outer periphery of the central part (33a) and a radially outer part of the support (26, 49), in such a way that during operation, the central part (33a) of the at least one pendulum mass (33) abuts radially outwardly against the at least one roller (36), the at least one roller (36) abutting radially outwardly against the support (26, 49);
the at least one pendulum mass (33) comprising at least one lateral part (33b) rigidly fastened to the central part (33a) so that a center of gravity of the at least one pendulum mass (33) is situated radially outside contact regions between the central part (33a) of the at least one pendulum mass (33) and the at least one roller (36).

US Pat. No. 9,938,996

CONTROL BUTTON RETENTION MECHANISM

Snap-on Incorporated, Ke...

1. A depressible button device comprising:a housing having a passage defined therein;
a first button having a first button body, a first button base disposed outside the housing, and a first button arm extending through the passage into the housing;
a first retention member coupled to the first button arm and having a first retention member dimension defining a width of the first retention member, the first retention member is a continuously enclosed structure with a gap located inside the enclosed structure;
a body disposed inside the housing;
a first opening defined within the body and having a first opening dimension defining a width of the first opening wherein the first opening dimension is smaller than the first retention member dimension such that the first retention member flexes inwardly when inserted into the first opening, and flexes outwardly after passing through the first opening, and wherein depression of the first button causes movement of the body;
a second opening defined within the body; and a divider disposed between the first and second openings.

US Pat. No. 9,941,813

HIGH FREQUENCY MULTI-LEVEL INVERTER

Solaredge Technologies Lt...

1. A method comprising:generating a periodic waveform having a first frequency by switching, at different times and at a second frequency, each of a plurality of transistors connected in series in a first bank of a multi-level inverter, wherein the second frequency is greater than the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,940,516

MOBILE IDENTITY PLATFORM

EyeLock LLC, New York, N...

1. A system for iris image acquisition, the system comprising:a sensor;
a lens, in optical communication with the sensor, to produce an out-of-focus infra-red image of a subject's iris incident on the sensor and an in-focus non-infra-red image of a feature other than the subject's iris incident on the sensor; and
a filter disposed between the sensor and the lens, the filter comprising a plurality of infra-red cut regions configured to pass visible light and sample the in-focus non-infra-red image with the sensor, and a plurality of infra-red pass regions configured to pass infra-red light and sample the out-of-focus infra-red image with the sensor, the plurality of infra-red pass regions configured to sample the out-of-focus infra-red image at or below a corresponding Nyquist limit for the infra-red pass regions.

US Pat. No. 9,937,573

POWER TOOL WITH DETECTION SYSTEM

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A saw device, comprising:a swing arm movable along a swing arm path between a first swing arm position and a second swing arm position;
an actuating assembly configured to transfer a force to the swing arm resulting in a bias on the swing arm in a direction toward the swing arm position, the actuator assembly including a pyrotechnic module;
a control system configured to control the actuating assembly wherein the control system is configured such that power is not provided to a motor of the saw device when the detection system outputs a signal indicating that the actuating assembly is not operable; and
a detection system configured to detect the operability of the actuating assembly without activating the actuating assembly, the detection system including a comparator block comprising a first comparator, a first voltage reference operably connected to the first comparator, a second comparator, a second voltage reference operably connected to the second comparator, and the comparator block being configured to:
generate a first output when the pyrotechnic module is installed in the actuating assembly;
generate a second output when the pyrotechnic module acts as an open or is not installed in the actuating assembly; and
generate a third output when the pyrotechnic module acts as a short in the actuating assembly, each of the first output, the second output, and the third output is different from the other of the first output, the second output, and the third output;
wherein the first voltage reference is configured to apply a first reference signal to a first input of the first comparator which is less than the expected lowest signal applied to a second input of the first comparator when the pyrotechnic module is positioned within the actuating assembly and a test signal is applied to the pyrotechnic module; and
the second voltage reference is configured to apply a second reference signal to a first input of the second comparator which is greater than the expected highest signal applied to a second input of the second comparator when the pyrotechnic module is positioned within the actuating assembly and the test signal is applied to the pyrotechnic module.

US Pat. No. 9,941,668

WAVELENGTH BEAM COMBINING LASER SYSTEMS UTILIZING ETALONS

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser system comprising:an array of beam emitters each emitting a beam, the beams being emitted substantially parallel to each other in a propagation direction;
an etalon for receiving the beams and combining the beams into a multi-wavelength beam, the etalon having an optical axis, a front surface, and a back surface optically downstream of the front surface;
disposed optically downstream of the beam emitters and optically upstream of the etalon, focusing optics for focusing the beams toward the etalon; and
a partially reflective output coupler for receiving the multi-wavelength beam, reflecting a first portion thereof back through the etalon to the beam emitters, thereby stabilizing each beam to a different wavelength, and transmitting a second portion thereof as an output beam composed of multiple wavelengths.

US Pat. No. 9,938,198

METHOD FOR INTEGRAL JOINING INFILTRATED CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method of making an integrated ceramic matrix composite component for use in a gas turbine engine, the method comprising the steps ofmanufacturing a first green body subpart formed to include a first slot,
manufacturing a second green body subpart formed to include a second slot,
inserting a green body biscuit into the first slot of the first green body subpart and the second slot of the second green body subpart to create a green assembly with a joint between the first green body subpart and the second green body subpart, and
slurry infiltrating the green assembly with ceramic-containing matrix to integrally join the green assembly and produce an integrated ceramic matrix composite component.

US Pat. No. 9,943,020

COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS AND COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A component mounting apparatus comprising:a first transport mechanism that is configured to transport a first board in a board transport direction;
a second transport mechanism that is arranged with the first transport mechanism and is configured to transport a second board in the board transport direction;
wherein each of the first transport mechanism and the second transport mechanism includes an upstream side operation area where an upstream side board holding part for positioning the first board or the second board is provided, and a downstream side operation area where a downstream side board holding part that is provided on a downstream side in the board transport direction with reference to the upstream side operation area for positioning the first board or the second board is provided,
a first component supply section that is disposed on a side of the first transport mechanism;
a second component supply section that is disposed on a side of the second transport mechanism;
a first mounting head that is configured to pick up components supplied from the first component supply section and mount the components onto the first board or the second board positioned at the upstream side operation area or the downstream side operation area;
a second mounting head that is configured to pick up components supplied from the second component supply section and mount the components onto the first board or the second board positioned at the upstream side operation area or the downstream side operation area; and
a control unit that is configured to control the first transport mechanism, the second transport mechanism, the first component supply section, the second component supply section, the first mounting head, and the second mounting head based on mounting data,
wherein the control unit comprises:
a mode determining section that is configured to determine whether the mounting data corresponds to an independent mounting mode in which the first mounting head is used to mount the components supplied from the first component supply section only onto the first board and the second mounting head is used to mount the components supplied from the second component supply section only onto the second board, or an alternating mounting mode in which the first mounting head and the second mounting head are used to mount the component supplied from the first component supply section and the second component supply section respectively onto either the first board or the second board followed by the first mounting head and the second mounting head mounting the components supplied from the first component supply section and the second component supply section respectively onto the other of the first board or the second board;
an independent mounting processing section that is configured to execute the independent mounting mode; and
an alternating mounting processing section that is configured to execute the alternating mounting mode; and
wherein when the mode determining section determines that the mounting data corresponds to the independent mounting mode the independent mounting processing section performs a control so that the upstream side operation area is used as a mounting area where the components supplied from the first component supply section are mounted onto the first board that is positioned by the upstream side board holding part and the components supplied from the second component supply section are mounted onto the second board that is positioned by the upstream side board holding part,
when the mode determining section determines that the mounting data corresponds to the alternating mounting mode, the alternating mounting processing section performs a control so that the upstream side operation area is used as a standby area where the first board or the second board to be carried to the downstream side operation area temporarily waits and only the downstream side operation area is used as a mounting area where components supplied from the first component supply section and the second component supply section mechanism are mounted onto one of the first board and the second board that is positioned by the downstream side holding part.

US Pat. No. 9,943,013

SERVER RACK-DEDICATED VERTICAL VORTEX AIRFLOW SERVER COOLING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A system, comprising:a fan input air temperature sensor positioned above a server rack; and
a processor of a vortex-producing fan controller programmed to:
create, using a variable-speed vortex-producing fan positioned above the server rack, a helical airflow within the server rack that couples with cooled air entering a data center through a floor opening situated near a bottom of the server rack; and
adjust, responsive to changes in input air temperature of air entering the variable-speed vortex-producing fan detected using the fan input air temperature sensor positioned above the server rack, a speed of the variable-speed vortex-producing fan and a flow rate of the cooled air coupled with the helical airflow up through the server rack.

US Pat. No. 9,942,954

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING SOLID STATE LIGHTING VIA DITHERING

LUMASTREAM CANADA ULC, W...

1. A method for controlling solid state lighting comprising:receiving dimming or light intensity information;
translating the dimming or light intensity information into LED control information; and
transmitting the LED control information to a current source;
wherein the LED control information includes constant current reduction control information for a high light intensity range and dithering control information with variable frequency bands over a low light intensity range;
wherein the dithering control information comprises information associated with a transitioning between the variable frequency bands where an on time pulse duration is held constant and a period is varied for a portion of a dimming intensity range; and
wherein the dithering control information comprises a first pair of on and off times, a second pair of on and off times and a ratio between the first and second pairs of on and off times, the ratio representing an amount of time the first pair of on and off times is used with respect to the second pair of on and off times.

US Pat. No. 9,942,344

CONTEXT CONFIGURATION

METASWITCH NETWORKS LTD.,...

1. A media gateway comprising:one or more digital signal processors,
the one or more digital signal processors comprising one or more digital signal processor cores,
a digital signal processor core in the one or more digital signal processor cores implementing a plurality of digital signal processor channels,
the one or more digital signal processors being configured to implement a plurality of digital signal processor contexts,
each digital signal processor context comprising a plurality of digital signal processor channels implemented on one of the digital signal processor cores, wherein a digital signal processor channel in a first digital signal processor context of the plurality of digital signal processor contexts is not able to natively exchange data, within the one or more digital signal processors, with a digital signal processor channel in a second digital signal processor context of the plurality of digital signal processor contexts;
an interface to receive a request to configure a call control context for a call,
the call control context comprising a plurality of terminations,
each termination comprising an end point for a data stream associated with the call, such that the call control context is associated with a plurality of data streams; and
a controller to configure the plurality of digital signal processor contexts for the call control context,
wherein the controller configures at least one digital signal processor channels in each of the first and second digital signal processor contexts to process a respective one of the plurality of data streams corresponding to the plurality of terminations, and
wherein the controller programs a first digital signal processor channel in the first digital signal processor context as a first link channel and a second digital signal processor channel in the second digital signal processor context as a second link channel,
wherein, during processing of the call by the media gateway, data is communicated using the first link channel and the second link channel so as to exchange data between the first digital signal processor context and the second digital signal processor context.

US Pat. No. 9,941,448

LIGHT-EMITTING DIES INCORPORATING WAVELENGTH-CONVERSION MATERIALS AND RELATED METHODS

COOLEDGE LIGHTING INC., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a polymeric binder;
suspended within the polymeric binder, a semiconductor die having (i) a first face, (ii) a second face opposite the first face, and (iii) at least one sidewall spanning the first and second faces, the semiconductor die being a bare-die light-detecting element comprising at least one semiconductor layer configured to absorb light over a detected wavelength range and produce electrical charge therefrom;
disposed on the first face of the semiconductor die, at least two spaced-apart contacts each (i) having a free terminal end not covered by the polymeric binder, and (ii) being available for electrical connection; and
a frame (i) having a bottom surface, (ii) having a top surface opposite the bottom surface, (iii) having a thickness spanning the top and bottom surfaces, and (iv) defining an aperture (a) extending fully through the thickness and (b) having a sidewall, the top surface of the frame surrounding the aperture,
wherein at least a portion of the polymeric binder is transparent to a wavelength of light within the detected wavelength range and the semiconductor die is disposed within the aperture of the frame such that (i) the second face of the semiconductor die is opposite the bottom surface of the frame, (ii) the sidewall of the aperture redirects light toward the semiconductor die, and (iii) the free terminal ends of the contacts of the semiconductor die are (a) not covered by the polymeric binder and (b) available for electrical connection.

US Pat. No. 9,940,333

FILE FORMAT BUNDLING

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a file service, a request to store a file copy in a content repository, the file copy being associated with a particular file format and file metadata;
generating, at the file service, a plurality of copies in a plurality of file formats based upon the file copy;
generating, at the file service, a manifest file associated with the file copy and the plurality of copies, the manifest file comprising the file metadata and references to the file copy and the plurality of copies;
associating, by the file service, the manifest file, the file copy, and the plurality of copies with a file identifier, wherein the file copy and the plurality of copies are associated with a plurality of client device parameters;
receiving, from a client device, a request for a compatible file copy corresponding to the file identifier;
identifying the compatible file copy based upon a request parameter associated with the request; and
transmitting the compatible file copy corresponding to the file identifier to the client device.

US Pat. No. 9,943,018

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a printed circuit board (PCB) including a first surface, a second surface on an opposite side of the PCB, and a side surface connecting the first surface and the second surface;
an electronic component arranged on the first surface, adjacent to a portion of the side surface;
a shield structure including a cap that covers the electronic component and a sidewall extending from a periphery of the cap toward the first surface of the PCB, wherein the sidewall extends in a first direction that is non-parallel to the first surface of the PCB;
a first conductive structure that is formed on a portion of the side surface of the PCB; and
a second conductive structure that is formed on a portion of the first surface to be connected to the first conductive structure,
wherein the sidewall contacts with the first surface of the PCB and overlaps with the second conductive structure, when viewed from above the first surface of the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,942,771

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SOFT FREQUENCY REUSE IN A DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A communication system comprising:a host unit;
at least one first remote unit coupled to the host unit and operable to transmit and receive radio frequency (RF) communications in a first cell, wherein the at least one first remote unit is configured to communicate using a first frequency band over a first geographic region corresponding to a portion of the first cell, wherein the at least one first remote unit is configured to communicate using a second frequency band over a second geographic region corresponding to an entirety of the first cell, and wherein the first frequency band is distinct from the second frequency band; and
at least one second remote unit coupled to the host unit and operable to transmit and receive RF communications in a second cell, wherein the at least one second remote unit is configured to communicate using a third frequency band over a third geographic region corresponding to a portion of the second cell, wherein the at least one second remote unit is configured to communicate using a fourth frequency band over a fourth geographic region corresponding to an entirety of the second cell, and wherein the third frequency band is distinct from the fourth frequency band.

US Pat. No. 9,941,831

SWITCHED RELUCTANCE MOTOR POWER ESTIMATION COMPENSATION FOR VARIABLE DC-LINK VOLTAGE

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A control system for a switched reluctance (SR) motor, the control system comprising:a Direct Current (DC) power source;
an inverter coupled to the DC power source towards an input side of the inverter, and coupled to the SR motor towards an output side of the inverter, wherein the inverter is configured to receive DC voltage from the DC power source and supply Alternating Current (AC) to the SR motor;
a user interface configured to enable an operator to specify a desired torque output, and generate signals indicative of the desired torque output;
a controller communicably coupled to the SR motor, DC power source, the inverter, and the user interface, wherein the controller is configured to:
convert a DC current from the AC current supplied to the SR motor by the inverter;
estimate an actual power output generated by the SR motor based at least on the DC voltage and the converted DC current;
determine a rotational speed of the SR motor;
estimate an actual torque output based on the actual power output and the rotational speed of the SR motor;
receive the signals indicative of the desired torque output from the user interface;
compare the actual torque output and the desired torque output to calculate a torque error;
adjust a torque output limit based on the calculated torque error, and
adjust the rotational speed of the SR motor based on the adjusted torque output limit.

US Pat. No. 9,940,829

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR BINDING A REMOTE CONTROL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for binding a remote control, comprising:acquiring, by the remote control, a binding operation instruction;
sending, by the remote control, a binding request containing identification information of the remote control to a remotely controllable device with which the remote control is to be bound such that the remotely controllable device generates a binding response message in response to the binding request, wherein the binding response message comprises authentication information for binding the remote control;
receiving, by the remote control, the binding response message from the remotely controllable device; and
performing, by the remote control, verification and authentication based on the authentication information in the binding response message; and
when the verification and authentication is successful, binding, by the remote control, with the remotely controllable device, such that the remotely controllable device becomes bound to the remote control and the remote control becomes capable of controlling the bound remotely controllable device.

US Pat. No. 9,940,609

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POINT OF SALE DEPOSITS

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for executing a point-of-sale deposit, comprising:one or more memory devices storing software instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the software instructions to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a client device, transaction information related to a point-of-sale deposit;
generating, based on the transaction information, a pending deposit transaction;
receiving a first transaction token from the client device;
receiving a second transaction token from a third-party device indicating a transfer of funds to a merchant;
determining an authorization to complete the pending transaction by comparing the first transaction token to the second transaction token; and
completing the pending deposit transaction based on the authorization.

US Pat. No. 9,938,458

CERAMIC SCINTILLATOR FIBER

SIEMENS HEALTHCARE GMBH, ...

1. A method for production of a scintillator fiber, comprising:provisioning a suspension of a binder dissolved in a solvent and a scintillator material; and
pressing the suspension into a precipitation bath in which the binder is insoluble.

US Pat. No. 9,938,063

PACKAGE FOR STORING A PLURALITY OF PRODUCTS

THE GILLETTE COMPANY LLC,...

1. A package kit for storing a plurality of products, the package kit comprising:a plurality of primary packages, each primary package comprising a cavity for storing one of the products, and
a secondary package storing the plurality of primary packages,
the secondary package comprising a back panel and a front panel,
the plurality of primary packages being sandwiched between the back panel and the front panel,
the front panel comprising
at least a first row of a plurality of apertures, the number of apertures corresponding to the number of primary packages for displaying at least a portion of each primary package,
at least a first outer circumferential portion partially surrounding the plurality of apertures and being at least partially attached to the back panel, and
a second outer circumferential portion being at least partially attached to the back panel, wherein
the front panel further comprises an elevated portion being arranged between the first outer circumferential portion and the second outer circumferential portion, wherein
the first outer circumferential portion comprises a first limb and a second limb, and the second outer circumferential portion comprises a third limb and a fourth limb, and the elevated portion extends from the first, the second, the third and the fourth limb, respectively,
wherein the elevated portion is hingeably connected to the first, the second, the third and the fourth limb, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,937,105

HIGH STRENGTH DENTAL MATERIAL

DENTSPLY SIRONA INC., Yo...

1. A dental component comprising a composition, the composition comprising:about 1 to about 99% wt of one or more urethane di or multi(meth)acrylate derivatives of 1,3-bis(isocyanatomethyl)cyclohexane characterized by one of the following formulas:

in which:
X is oxygen, nitrogen, or NR1, where:
R1 is hydrogen, a C1-C14 alkyl group, a C6-C14 cyclic group, C1-C14 cyclic alkyl group, a C6-C14 aromatic group, a C1-C14 aromatic alkyl group, or any combination thereof;
R2, R3, R4 and R5 is hydrogen, a C1-C14 alkyl group, a C6-C14 cyclic group, C1-C14 cyclic alkyl group, a C6-C14 aromatic group, a C1-C14 aromatic alkyl group, or any combination thereof;
Y is a C1-C14 alkyl group, a C6-C14 cyclic group, a C1-C14 cyclic alkyl group, a C6-C14 aromatic group, a C1-C14 aromatic alkyl group, or any combination thereof;
A and B independently of each other stand for one of the following formulas:

where:
R6 and R7 is hydrogen, a C1-C14 alkyl group, a C6-C14 cyclic group, a C1-C14 cyclic alkyl group, a C6-C14 aromatic group, a C1-C14 aromatic alkyl group, or any combination thereof, which can be interrupted by oxygen or sulfur atoms;
R8 and R9 is a C1-C12 difunctional alkylene, a C1-C12 alkyl group, a C6-C12 cyclic group, a C1-C12 cyclic alkyl group, a C6-C12 aromatic group, a C1-C12 aromatic alkyl group, or any combination thereof, which can be interrupted by oxygen or sulfur atoms;
R10 is hydrogen, a C1-C14 alkyl group, a C6-C14 cyclic group, a C1-C14 cyclic alkyl group, a C6-C14 aromatic group, a C1-C14 aromatic alkyl group, or any combination thereof, which can be interrupted by oxygen or sulfur atoms;
R11 represents a C1-C14 difunctional alkylene, a C1-C14 alkyl group, a C6-C14 cyclic group, a C1-C14 cyclic alkyl group, a C6-C14 aromatic group, a C1-C14 aromatic alkyl group, or any combination thereof, which can be interrupted by oxygen or sulfur atoms; and
R12 represents a C1-C8 trifunctional alkyl group, which can be interrupted by oxygen or sulfur atoms; and
about 0.001 to about 10% wt of a visible light and/or blue light initiator for the radical polymerization.

US Pat. No. 9,943,009

CURRENT SENSOR WITH COOLING

1. An electrical assembly comprising:a circuit board comprising an upper side and lower side;
a first conductor on the upper side for conducting electrical current;
a second conductor on the lower side for conducting the electrical current;
a conductive sleeve having one end that engages the first conductor and another end that engages the second conductor;
an insulator member surrounding the conductor conductive sleeve;
a core surrounding the insulator member and the conductor so that current flowing through the conductive sleeve induces a magnetic field in the core;
a transducer coupled to the core for generating a signal representing current in the conductive sleeve;
a thermal interface member engaging the core; and
a housing supporting the insulator member, the housing engaging the thermal interface member so that the interface member conducts heat to the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,942,952

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GRAPHENE ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVE BLOCKING PLATE AND MICROWAVE OVEN USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for manufacturing a graphene electromagnetic wave blocking plate, the method comprising:forming a first graphene layer and a second graphene layer respectively on and beneath a catalyst metal layer;
attaching a support substrate to the second graphene layer;
patterning the first graphene layer and the catalyst metal layer; and
removing the support substrate, wherein patterning the first graphene layer and the catalyst metal layer is performed so as to form a metal pattern and a graphene pattern on the second graphene layer, and wherein the metal pattern is located between the graphene pattern and the second graphene layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,383

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING CONTACT INFORMATION USING A WIRELESS TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A cellphone, comprising:a display;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing programming for execution by the one or more processors, the programming including instructions for:
displaying a list of contacts on the display;
determining a first contact from the list of contacts in response to a selection by a user;
binding the first contact to a first specific area of the display, the first contact including an image, an instant communication number, or an Email address;
determining a second contact from the list of contacts in response to another selection by the user;
binding the second contact to a second specific area of the display, the second contact including an image, an instant communication number, or an Email address;
obtaining, from a network service, a first content corresponding to the first contact;
obtaining, from the network service, a second content corresponding to the second contact;
displaying the first content on the first specific area of the display; and
displaying the second content on the second specific area of the display, wherein the first specific area of the display is different from the second specific area of the display, and the first content and the second content are dynamically updated.

US Pat. No. 9,938,846

TURBINE SHROUD WITH SEALED BLADE TRACK

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A segmented turbine shroud that extends around a central axis, the segmented turbine shroud comprisinga first shroud segment including a first carrier segment, a first blade track segment, and a first retainer that couples the first carrier segment to the first blade track segment, the first blade track segment made from a ceramic-matrix-composite material,
a second shroud segment arranged circumferentially adjacent to the first shroud segment around the central axis, the second shroud segment including a second carrier segment, a second blade track segment, and a second retainer that couples the second carrier segment to the second blade track segment, the second blade track segment made from a ceramic-matrix-composite material, and
a circumferential seal arranged between the first shroud segment and the second shroud segment to block gasses from passing through a circumferential interface of the first shroud segment and the second shroud segment, the circumferential seal engaging a first seal-locating feature formed in the first carrier segment and a second seal-locating feature formed in the second carrier segment so that the circumferential seal is held in place circumferentially between the first shroud segment and the second shroud segment,
wherein the each carrier segment includes a central attachment body engaged with a corresponding blade track segment and a pair of end caps that extend circumferentially in opposing directions from the central attachment body and each end cap is formed to include a seal-locating feature, and
wherein a closed cavity is formed by the first shroud segment between the first carrier segment and the first blade track segment, the closed cavity extends along the central attachment body of the first carrier segment, the closed cavity is radially bounded by the blade track segment, and the closed cavity is circumferentially bounded by the pair of end caps.

US Pat. No. 9,937,846

VEHICLES AND METHODS FOR MAGNETICALLY MANAGING LEGS OF RAIL-BASED PHOTOVOLTAIC MODULES DURING INSTALLATION

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A vehicle for installing at an installation site a photovoltaic module including a panel and a plurality of support legs, the vehicle including:a support surface over which the photovoltaic module is disposable such that the support legs are in a stowed position;
a lift mechanism; and
a suction and magnet assembly including a magnet,
the lift mechanism and the suction and magnet assembly being configured to lift the photovoltaic module from the support surface while engaging a magnetic field of the magnet with the support legs so as to maintain the support legs in the stowed position,
the suction and magnet assembly further being configured to disengage the magnetic field from the support legs of the lifted photovoltaic module, said disengagement releasing the support legs from the stowed position to an installation position while the photovoltaic module remains lifted, wherein the support legs are rotated downwards in the installation position relative to the stowed position,
the lift mechanism and the suction and magnet assembly further being configured to lower the photovoltaic module to the installation site with the support legs in the installation position so as to install the photovoltaic module at the installation site, the support legs supporting the panel at the installation site.

US Pat. No. 9,943,016

COOLING STRUCTURE

GE AVIATION SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A cooling structure for a heat-producing power magnetics device having at least two faces, comprising:a first cold plate having a first coolant passage and conductively coupled with at least the first face of the magnetics device and wherein at least a portion of heat generated by the power magnetics device is removed from the device by way of thermal conduction to the first coolant passage;
a second cold plate having a second coolant passage and conductively coupled with at least the second face of the magnetics device and wherein at least another portion of heat generated by the power magnetics device is removed from the device by way of thermal conduction to the second coolant passage;
a coolant reservoir fluidly coupled with the first and second coolant passages; and
a third cold plate having a third coolant passage;
wherein the removal of heat from the device maintains the temperature of the device within a predetermined amount below the Curie temperature of the device, the power magnetics device comprises a first power magnetics device and a second power magnetics device, the first cold plate and second cold plate are thermally coupled with the respective first and second faces of the first power magnetics device, and the first cold plate and third cold plate are thermally coupled with the respective first and second faces of the second power magnetics device.

US Pat. No. 9,942,149

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING AN EXACT MATCH TABLE AND LONGEST PREFIX MATCH TABLE AS A COMBINED LONGEST PREFIX MATCH

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium having executable instructions to cause one or more processing units to perform a method to determine a match for a destination address using an exact match table and a longest prefix match table, the method comprising:receiving, with a network element, a data packet that includes a destination address;
generating a lookup key for the destination address, wherein the lookup key represents more addresses than the destination address;
performing an exact match table address lookup using the lookup key with an exact match table, wherein a first forwarding result is derived from a match in the exact match table address lookup and at least one of the entries in the exact match table includes,
an exact match table key, and
a plurality of forwarding indications, wherein each of the plurality of forwarding indications is associated with one of a plurality of prefixes associated with the exact match table key;
performing a longest prefix match address lookup using the destination address with the longest prefix match table, wherein a second forwarding result is derived from a match of the longest prefix match address lookup and at least some of content in the lookup key overlaps with content used for the longest prefix match address lookup;
determining a resolved forwarding result based on results from the exact match table address lookup and the longest prefix match address lookup; and
forwarding the data packet using the resolved forwarding result.

US Pat. No. 9,941,987

SINGLE KNOB PRE-AMPLIFIER GAIN-TRIM AND FADER

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A microphone mixer comprising:an input adapted to receive differential microphone (mic) output signals;
a gain-trim circuit adapted to receive the differential mic output signals, and which includes
a substantially fully differential amplifier adapted to amplify the received differential mic output signals through use of a gain-trim output adjustment device that provides a variable gain amount ranging from a first gain-trim gain value to a second gain-trim gain value, to produce differential gain-trim circuit output signals;
a fader circuit adapted to receive the differential gain-trim circuit output signals, and which includes
a differential amplifier adapted to attenuate the received differential gain-trim circuit output signals through use of a fader output adjustment device that provides a variable gain amount ranging from a first fader gain value to a second fader value; and
a common adjustment apparatus that mechanically ties the gain-trim output adjustment device with the fader output adjustment device such that
the first gain-trim gain value and first fader gain value are obtained substantially simultaneously at a first position of the common adjustment apparatus, and
the second gain-trim gain value and second fader gain value are obtained substantially simultaneously at a second position of the common adjustment apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,940,241

NETWORK SYSTEM WITH CACHE OFFLOAD SERVICE FOR FLASH STORAGE

Sanmina Corporation, San...

1. A system comprising:a packet routing network;
Flash storage circuitry;
a processor configured to act as a root complex for the network;
an input/output (I/O) circuit coupled as an endpoint to the network and configured to send and receive packets to and from the processor over the network;
a packet processing circuit;
a cache storage circuit; and
a RAID management circuit;
the packet processing circuit coupled as an endpoint to the network;
wherein the cache storage circuit is coupled to send and received packets to and from the packet processing circuit; and
wherein the RAID management circuit is coupled as an endpoint to the network and is configured to send and receive packets to and from the processor over the network and is configured to send and receive packets to and from the Flash storage circuitry and is configured to receive packets from the packet processing circuit;
wherein the processor is configured to determine routing of packets among the I/O circuit, packet processing circuit and RAID management circuit; and
wherein the packet processing circuit is configured to,
receive a packet containing a read request from the processor over the packet routing network and determine whether the cache storage circuit contains data requested in the received read request, and in response to determining that the cache storage circuit contains the requested data, retrieve the requested data from the cache storage circuit and send a packet containing the requested data to the processor over the packet routing network, and in response to determining that the cache storage circuit does not contain the requested data, send a packet to the processor over the packet processing network to indicate a cache miss, and
receive a packet containing a write request from the processor over the packet routing network and determine whether the cache storage circuit contains an older version of data in the received write request, and in response to determining that the cache storage unit contains an older version of the data in the received write request, overwrite the older version of the data in the received write request that is contained in the cache storage unit with the data in the received write request and send a packet containing the write request over the packet routing network to the RAID management circuit, and in response to determining that the cache storage unit does not contain an older version of the data in the received write request, write the data in the received write request to the cache storage unit and send a packet containing the write request over the packet routing network to the RAID management circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,939,892

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOMIZABLE MULTI-LAYERED SENSORY-ENHANCED E-READING INTERFACE

Rakuten Kobo Inc., Toron...

1. A method of synchronizing multi-sensory enhancement with e-reading content, the method comprising:tracking, using a camera, eye movement of a user of an e-reader;
providing a multi-sensory indicator embedded within a first portion of a story presented on the e-reader;
responsive to the eye movement of the user being correlated with the multi-sensory indicator, providing a user customized multi-sensory enhancement that is associated with the first portion of the story presented on the e-reader,
wherein the user customized multi-sensory enhancement includes at least a tactile feedback enhancement, wherein a frequency of the tactile feedback enhancement includes a first range of more than two adjustable values and an intensity of the tactile feedback enhancement includes a second range of more than two adjustable values, and wherein the first range and the second range are adjustable through a user interface,
wherein the user customized multi-sensory enhancement further includes a visual enhancement, and wherein providing the user customized multi-sensory enhancement that is associated with the first portion of the story presented on the e-reader includes simultaneously providing the tactile feedback enhancement and the visual enhancement, wherein the visual enhancement includes a variation of color in only a portion of a display screen of the e-reader, wherein the portion of the display screen includes text of the story, and wherein the variation of the color occurs in an overlapping manner with the text such that both the text and the variation in the color are visible to the user;
providing a new setting indicator embedded within a second portion of the story presented on the e-reader; and
responsive to the eye movement of the user being correlated with the new setting indicator, removing said user customized multi-sensory enhancement.

US Pat. No. 9,938,845

GAS TURBINE ENGINE VANE END DEVICES

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

6. A gas turbine engine assembly comprisinga turbomachinery component having a wall that defines a flow path of the gas turbine engine assembly,
a rotatable vane positioned adjacent the wall and configured to move relative to the wall, and
a brush seal coupled to the rotatable vane for movement therewith, the brush seal being located between the rotatable vane and the wall, and the brush seal including a base member, a plurality of bristles that extend outwardly away from the base member toward the wall, and a clamp arranged around a portion of the base member and the bristles to couple the bristles with the base member,
wherein the rotatable vane includes a leading edge and a trailing edge spaced apart from the leading edge to define a chord of the rotatable vane, the brush seal extends at least partway along the chord, and a height of the plurality of bristles varies along the chord,
wherein the rotatable vane is moveable between a first position and a second position and at least one portion of the bristles does not contact the wall in at least one of the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,937,727

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. An image forming device comprising:an image forming unit that forms an image on a film-shaped medium using an ink ribbon;
a first conveying unit that has a drive source and conveys the medium while applying a tension thereto;
a second conveying unit that has a drive source and conveys the ink ribbon while applying a tension thereto; and
a controller that controls the image forming unit, first conveying unit, and second conveying unit, wherein
one of the drive source of the first and second conveying units is a first drive source and the other drive source is a second drive source, and
when the controller adjusts a drive amount of the first drive source, the controller also adjusts a drive amount of the second drive source thereof according to the adjustment amount of the first drive source.

US Pat. No. 9,937,017

DENTAL HANDPIECE

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental handpiece, comprising:an inner barrel for rotatably retaining an ultrasonic insert, the inner barrel constructed to enclose a fluid chamber and to contact the ultrasonic insert with a cooling fluid in the inner barrel;
a coil unit arranged and disposed to apply an alternating magnetic field to the ultrasonic insert when positioned in the inner barrel;
at least one contact retention clip that contacts a drive coil of the coil unit;
an outer sheath extending around at least a portion of the coil unit,
wherein a bucking coil and feedback coil are not present.

US Pat. No. 9,938,838

COMPOSITE TURBINE BLADE FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE APPLICATIONS

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. A composite turbine blade comprising:a root, the root configured to mount said blade in a corresponding circumferential assembly groove of a rotor;
an airfoil connected to said root,
an inner carrying structure extending from at least a portion of said root to a portion of said airfoil, said inner carrying structure connected to the airfoil and the root such that the inner carrying structure is positioned inside of an external surface of the root and positioned inside of an external surface of the airfoil, said inner carrying structure comprised of a eutectic ceramic material;
a joining mechanism coupling said airfoil to said inner carrying structure, said joining mechanism comprised of a sintered ceramic slurry at respective contact locations between said airfoil and said inner carrying structure that forms at least one joint between the inner carrying structure and the airfoil;
the root and airfoil fully enclosing all external surfaces of the inner carrying structure,
said airfoil comprised of a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) material.

US Pat. No. 9,938,135

STRESS DECOUPLED PIEZORESISTIVE RELATIVE PRESSURE SENSOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Infineon Technologies Dre...

1. A Micro Electro Mechanical System (MEMS) pressure sensor comprising:a semiconductor substrate,
wherein the semiconductor substrate comprises a stress decoupling structure adapted to stress decouple a first portion of the semiconductor substrate from a second portion of the semiconductor substrate,
wherein the first portion of the semiconductor substrate comprises a first buried empty space, wherein the second portion of the semiconductor substrate comprises a second buried empty space, and
wherein the semiconductor substrate comprises a buried pressure channel fluidically connecting the first buried empty space and the second buried empty space.

US Pat. No. 9,938,014

VIDEO DISPLAY UNIT CASSETTE ASSEMBLIES FOR AIRCRAFT SEATS AND ENHANCED IN FLIGHT ENTERTAINMENT USER EXPERIENCE

THALES AVIONICS, INC., I...

1. A video display unit cassette assembly comprising:a cassette frame comprising a plurality of receptacles, each receptacle configured to receive a corresponding fastener of a mounting structure to secure the cassette assembly in an installed position;
a display coupled to the cassette frame;
one or more electronic components between the cassette frame and the display, the one or more electronic components receiving data content from a network and generating video signals provided to the display; and
a delethalization cover coupled to the display;
wherein the cassette assembly is sized and configured to be releasably mounted in the installed position in the mounting structure defined in a seatback of a vehicle seat,
wherein the plurality of receptacles comprises:
a plurality of ledges extending from a first sidewall of the cassette frame with an aperture defined in each of the edges and configured to receive one of the fasteners; and
a plurality of ledges extending from a second, opposite sidewall of the cassette frame with an aperture defined in each of the ledges and configured to receive one of the fasteners.

US Pat. No. 9,942,976

PREPARATION METHOD OF A BOSS-TYPE METAL-BASED SANDWICH RIGID-FLEX CIRCUIT BOARD

Guangzhou Fastprint Circu...

1. A method of preparing a boss-type metal-based sandwich rigid-flex board comprising the steps of:making a flexible sub-plate, obtained from a flexible board by inner circuit processing and windowing;
making a rigid sub-plate, obtained from a rigid board by inner circuit processing and windowing;
making a dielectric layer, obtained from a dielectric material by windowing;
making a metal core layer, including:
performing hole drilling, hole clogging and location hole punching on a metal core plate;
performing front side controlled deep milling on the metal core plate to form a metal boss on a front side of the metal core plate; and
performing back side controlled deep milling, including mounting a backing plate on the front side of the metal core plate, and performing controlled deep milling on a back side of the metal core plate to form a metal boss on the back side to complete the metal core layer;
stacking the rigid sub-plate, the flexible sub-plate, the dielectric layer and the metal core layer sequentially and performing laminating; and
performing controlled deep milling to form a second window and cover opening for a window area in the laminated structure after resistance welding the metal core layer circuit of the flexible and rigid plates, to obtain the boss-type metal-based sandwich rigid-flex board.

US Pat. No. 9,942,133

FULLY CONNECTED NETWORK

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A fully-connected mesh network comprising:a plurality of switches, a first switch of the plurality of switches receiving a packet traveling through the mesh network from a source node to a destination node specified by the packet, the source node and destination node being external to the mesh network; and
a plurality of links coupling each possible pair of the switches by a respective single link, wherein the plurality of links are all included in a mesh link aggregation group (LAG), each of the respective links is included individually in an individual LAG, each of the switches is configured to receive a packet from another switch of the plurality of switches via only the mesh LAG, and each switch that receives a packet via the mesh LAG is configured to transmit the packet to another switch of the plurality of switches via only one of the individual LAGs, wherein the packet travels to the destination node at most two hops across the plurality of switches and wherein the packet is transmitted from the second switch of the plurality of switches to a third switch of the plurality of switches via one of the individual lags, the third switch being determined using layer 2 and 2.5 information in the packet representing the destination node, the packet being transmitted to the destination node from the third switch.

US Pat. No. 9,941,533

METHOD FOR GENERATING INJECTION CURRENT FOR FUEL CELL STACK AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

HYUNDAI AUTRON CO., LTD.,...

1. An apparatus for generating an injection alternating current for a fuel cell stack, comprising:a first converter configured to convert direct current of a voltage corresponding to a battery for a vehicle, into direct current of a predetermined voltage, wherein the voltage corresponding to the battery for the vehicle is lower than a voltage of the fuel cell stack;
a second converter connected to the first converter and configured to convert the direct current output from the first converter into alternating current;
a filter connected to the second converter and configured to filter a signal of a predetermined frequency band from the alternating current output from the second converter to generate a filtered alternating current; and
a control unit connected to the fuel cell stack and the filter and configured to perform a feedback control according to difference between an actual alternating current of the fuel cell stack and the injection alternating current to allow the filtered alternating current output from the filter to be injected into the fuel cell stack without being distorted when injecting the filtered alternating current.

US Pat. No. 9,940,627

MOBILE COUPON METHOD AND SYSTEM

Visa U.S.A. Inc., San Fr...

1. A method comprising:detecting, by a server computer associated with a payment processing network located between an issuer and an acquirer, purchase activity associated with an individual consumer using an account at the issuer, the payment processing network configured to process credit card and debit card transactions;
storing, by the server computer associated with the payment processing network, the purchase activity as consumer transaction data associated with the individual consumer;
referencing, by the server computer associated with the payment processing network, the consumer transaction data associated with the individual consumer stored as part of the payment processing network to generate an electronic coupon targeted to the individual consumer;
determining, by the server computer associated with the payment processing network, from the consumer transaction data associated with the individual consumer stored as part of the payment processing network, a location of a prior transaction conducted by the individual consumer over the payment processing network;
determining, by the server computer associated with the payment processing network, from the consumer transaction data associated with the individual consumer stored as part of the payment processing network, a time of the prior transaction conducted by the individual consumer over the payment processing network;
generating by the server computer associated with the payment processing network, an electronic coupon based on the location of the prior transaction and within a predetermined time of less than one hour from the time of the prior transaction conducted over the payment processing network, wherein the electronic coupon includes a bar code configured to be electronically scanned from a display of a mobile device of the individual consumer for redemption of the electronic coupon;
transmitting by the server computer associated with the payment processing network, the electronic coupon within the predetermined time of less than one hour from the time of the prior transaction conducted over the payment processing network, to the mobile device of the individual consumer over a communications network; and
processing, using the server computer associated with the payment processing network, a purchase transaction utilizing the electronic coupon over the payment processing network.

US Pat. No. 9,939,140

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An installation detection circuit configured in a light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp configured to receive an external driving signal, the installation detection circuit comprising:a pulse generating circuit configured to output one or more pulse signals; wherein the installation detection circuit is configured to detect during at least one of the one or more pulse signals whether the LED tube lamp is properly installed on a lamp socket, based on detecting a signal generated from the external driving signal; and
a switch circuit coupled to the pulse generating circuit, wherein the one or more pulse signals control turning on and off of the switch circuit;
wherein the installation detection circuit is further configured to:
when it is detected during one of the one or more pulse signals that the LED tube lamp is not properly installed on the lamp socket, control the switch circuit to remain in an off state to cause a power loop of the LED tube lamp to be open; and
when it is detected during one of the one or more pulse signals that the LED tube lamp is properly installed on the lamp socket, control the switch circuit to remain in a conducting state to cause the power loop of the LED tube lamp to maintain a conducting state,
wherein the signal generated from the external driving signal is a sampling signal on the power loop, the installation detection circuit further comprises a detection determining circuit configured to detect the sampling signal for determining whether the LED tube lamp is properly installed on the lamp socket, and the power loop includes the switch circuit and the detection determining circuit, and
wherein the pulse generating circuit is configured to output one or more pulse signals independent of whether the detection determining circuit detects the sampling signal.
US Pat. No. 9,941,518

CATHODE BINDER COMPOSITION, CATHODE SLURRY, CATHODE, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

DENKA COMPANY LIMITED, T...

1. A cathode binder composition, comprising: a graft copolymer in which a monomer containing acrylonitrile as a main component of 50% by mass or more and optionally one or more monomers selected from the group consisting of ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acid esters, ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids, and styrene is grafted onto polyvinyl alcohol having an average degree of polymerization of 300 to 3000 and a degree of saponification of 70 to 100% by mol.

US Pat. No. 9,942,946

DEVICE FOR GENERATING VAPOR FROM SOLID OR LIQUID STARTING MATERIAL FOR CVD OR PVD APPARATUS

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

1. A device for generating a vapor for a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or physical vapor deposition (PVD) apparatus, the device comprising:at least two thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) arranged successively in a housing (12) in a direction of flow of a carrier gas and having thermal transfer surfaces, the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) including an upstream thermal transfer body (1, 2) and a downstream thermal transfer body (2, 3), such that the carrier gas that flows out of the upstream thermal transfer body (1, 2) flows into the downstream thermal transfer body (2, 3); and
an inlet pipe (4, 5) for feeding an aerosol to one of the thermal transfer bodies (2, 3) for vaporization of the aerosol by bringing particles of the aerosol into contact with the thermal transfer surfaces, wherein at least one of the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) has an opening (6, 7, 8) in which the inlet pipe (4, 5) is located,
wherein the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) are heated to different thermal transfer temperatures, a thermal transfer body (1) located first in the direction of flow being a preheating body for the carrier gas, which is fed through a carrier gas feed line (11) located upstream from the upstream thermal transfer body (1, 2) into the housing (12), in which housing (12) the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) are arranged successively in the direction of flow such that the carrier gas flows through all of the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3), and either the inlet pipe (4, 5) is guided through the opening (6, 7, 8) of at least one of the thermal transfer bodies (1, 2, 3) and leads into a spacing gap (9, 10) between the upstream and the downstream thermal transfer bodies (1, 2; 2, 3) or a mouth (4?, 5?) of the inlet pipe (4, 5) is arranged in at least one of the thermal transfer bodies (2, 3).

US Pat. No. 9,942,781

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING STATUS REPORT OF PDCP LAYER IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND RECEIVER OF MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

Optis Cellular Technology...

1. A method for transmitting in a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer of a mobile communication system a status report for PDCP service data units (SDUs), the method comprising:generating, by processing circuitry in a receiving node, a PDCP control packet data unit (PDU) to communicate a status report for SDUs transmitted from a transmitting node,
wherein the PDCP control PDU includes a data/control (D/C) bit field to indicate whether the PDCP control PDU is a data PDU or a control PDU, a control PDU type field to indicate a type of corresponding control information, and an optional bitmap field for a bitmap, which when included in the PDCP control PDU, indicates whether or not the transmitted PDCP SDUs have been successfully received at the receiving node using a specific bit in the bitmap to indicate whether or not a corresponding one of the PDCP SDUs has successfully been received, and
transmitting, by a transmitter in the receiving node, the PDCP control PDU to the transmitting node.

US Pat. No. 9,941,957

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONNECTIONLESS INTEGRATED OPTICAL RECEIVER AND TRANSMITTER TEST

Luxtera, Inc., Carlsbad,...

18. A system for communication, the system comprising:an optoelectronic transceiver comprising a transmit (Tx) path and a receive (Rx) path, the Tx path comprising a first optical switch and the Rx path comprising second and third optical switches, the optoelectronic transceiver being operable to:
generate a first modulated optical signal utilizing a modulator in the Tx path;
couple the first modulated optical signal to a photodetector in the Rx path via the second optical switch in the Rx path and the first optical switch in the Tx path when the optoelectronic transceiver is configured in a first self-test mode; and
couple the first modulated optical signal to a grating coupler in the Rx path via the first, second, and third optical switches when the optoelectronic transceiver is configured in a second self-test mode.

US Pat. No. 9,940,297

METHOD FOR MANIPULATING THE BUS COMMUNICATION OF A CONTROL DEVICE

dSPACE digital signal pro...

1. A method for manipulating a bus communication of a control device, the bus communication comprising at least one bus hardware-independent first communication layer and at least one bus hardware-dependent second communication layer, the method comprising:encoding, via the first communication layer, at least one piece of information in a first protocol data unit and transmitting the protocol data unit to the second communication layer and/or the first communication layer receives the first protocol data unit from the second communication layer and decodes the first information from the first protocol data unit;
generating, via the second communication layer, bus hardware-dependent bus information from the first protocol data unit or from an additional protocol data unit derived from the first protocol data unit for transmission via the bus and/or the second communication layer generates the first protocol data unit or an additional protocol data unit from which the first protocol data unit is derived, at least from a bus hardware-dependent bus information; and
manipulating, via at least one send manipulation layer realized between the first communication layer and the second communication layer, the first protocol data unit and/or at least one additional protocol data unit derived from the first protocol data unit;
wherein the first communication layer is realized in software,
the method further comprising:
providing the manipulated first protocol data unit and/or the manipulated additional protocol data unit to the second communication layer for further processing; and
manipulating, via at least one receive manipulation layer realized between the first communication layer and the second communication layer, the additional protocol data unit and/or the first protocol data unit derived from the additional protocol data unit and providing the manipulated additional protocol data unit and/or the manipulated first protocol data unit to the second communication layer for further processing.

US Pat. No. 9,939,205

HEAT DISSIPATER HAVING CAPILLARY COMPONENT

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat dissipater having capillary component, including:a heat spreader, including a shell member and a first capillary structure disposed in the shell member, wherein the shell member includes at least one through hole;
at least one heat pipe, received in the through hole and including a pipe member and a second capillary structure disposed in the pipe member, wherein the pipe member includes an opening formed in the shell member; and
at least one capillary component, accommodated in the shell member and including a block member, wherein the block member is formed with a hollow zone which is connected with the shell member and the piper member, the hollow zone has a penetrated hole formed in the block member, and is extended with a protruding part, the block member is arranged adjacent to the first capillary structure, and the protruding part is received in the opening and arranged adjacent to the second capillary structure, wherein two opposite ends of the penetrated hole are respectively connected with the opening of the pipe member and an internal space of the shell member, and wherein the protruding part includes a convex piece extended from the block member, the convex piece protrudes from the outer periphery of the penetrated hole, and the convex piece is received in the opening and arranged adjacent to the second capillary structure.

US Pat. No. 9,942,865

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SYNCHRONOUSLY COUNTING MBMS SERVICE

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A method for synchronously counting Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) service, comprising:sending, by a processor of an MBMS Coordinating Entity (MCE), a broadcast message containing a same synchronization time point to each of a plurality of base stations, whereby each base station can count the MBMS service for each terminal device served by the base station at the same synchronization time point and each relevant base station collects and transmits synchronization counting information to the MCE, thereby ensuring synchronization of MBMS service counting times, wherein the relevant base stations are base stations within an MBSFN area;
receiving, by the processor of the MCE, the synchronization counting information from each of the plurality of relevant base stations, wherein
the synchronization counting information is information obtained when each of the relevant base stations counts MBMS service for each terminal device served by the respective relevant base station at the time corresponding to the same synchronization time point, and
the same synchronization time point is expressed as the absolute number of Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) modification periods.

US Pat. No. 9,941,692

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION FOR A MULTIVOLTAGE VEHICLE ELECTRICAL SYSTEM

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An overvoltage protection circuit for a first subsystem of a multivoltage vehicle electrical system, comprising:an overvoltage protection circuit arrangement configured to check whether a ground differential voltage between a first ground connection and a second ground connection reaches a threshold value, and for reducing a second vehicle electrical system voltage when the ground differential voltage between the first ground connection and the second ground connection reaches the threshold value;
wherein the vehicle electrical system includes the first subsystem having a first vehicle electrical system voltage, a second subsystem having the second vehicle electrical system voltage, and an electric machine for supplying the second subsystem, the first vehicle electrical system voltage being less than the second vehicle electrical system voltage, and includes a first ground connection for connecting a shared ground potential of the first subsystem, the second subsystem, and the electric machine, and an additional second ground connection for connecting a reference ground potential, and a control connection for controlling the electric machine.

US Pat. No. 9,940,620

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING CUSTOMER PURCHASE TRANSACTIONS USING BIOMETRIC DATA

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for creating a customer purchase transaction using biometric data, comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memory devices storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform the operations of:
receiving biometric data of a customer, the biometric data being unique to the customer;
receiving transaction data, the transaction data reflecting at least a price of a purchase transaction by the customer;
identifying common biometric data associated with the customer by comparing the received biometric data to a plurality of stored biometric data associated with customers of a financial service provider, the common biometric data including a plurality of pieces representing different biometric identifications;
determining a first confidence value for a first piece of the common biometric data based on a quality associated with the received biometric data;
identifying a customer account associated with the financial service provider;
verifying the identified customer account associated with the financial service provider contains adequate funds for the price of the purchase transaction; and
providing an indication authorizing the purchase transaction based on the verification,
wherein the operation of identifying a customer account associated with the financial service provider comprises:
when the first confidence value meets or exceeds a confidence threshold,
identifying a customer account associated with the financial service provider based on the first piece of common biometric data; and
when the first confidence value does not meet or exceed the confidence threshold,
determining a second confidence value for a second piece of the common biometric data;
generating an aggregated confidence value by aggregating the first and second confidence values; and
identifying a customer account when the aggregated confidence value meets or exceeds the confidence threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,938,961

METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIND ENERGY INSTALLATION, AND WIND ENERGY INSTALLATION

Senvion SE, Hamburg (DE)...

1. A method for operating a wind energy installation having a tower, a nacelle arranged on the tower, and a rotor having at least one rotor blade, wherein an azimuth of the nacelle is adjustable, wherein a blade angle of the at least one rotor blade is adjustable, the method comprising:detecting and monitoring tower oscillations during operation of the wind energy installation using at least one measuring apparatus; and
switching off power operation of the wind energy installation if a measurement variable of the tower oscillations exceeds a tower oscillation limit value;
wherein the tower oscillation limit value is defined, at least during load operation of the wind energy installation, as at least one limit value function which is dependent on prevailing wind speed and/or a parameter associated therewith, and which has different functional dependencies in a plurality of different value ranges of prevailing wind speed and/or the parameter associated therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,938,239

METHOD FOR PREPARING SILODOSIN

Sandoz AG, (CH)

1. A process for preparing silodosin of formula XXV:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, which process comprises the method steps of:a) separating the enantiomers contained in a racemic mixture of a compound represented by formula V:

wherein * denotes the asymmetric center,
R1 is a protecting group, and
R2 is cyano or carbamoyl;
b) reacting the R-enantiomer of the compound of formula V (R-V) with a compound represented by formula XXII under reductive animation conditions, or with a compound represented by formula XXIII:
wherein X represents a leaving group, to obtain a compound represented by formula XXIV:wherein R1 and R2 have the same meaning as defined above;c) deprotecting the compound of formula XXIV and, if R2 is cyano, conducting a hydrolysis reaction to afford silodosin; and
d) purifying the silodosin obtained in step (c) by crystallization from a solvent,
wherein the solvent in method step (d) contains a carboxylic acid ester.

US Pat. No. 9,939,100

QUICK-RELEASE MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR REMOVABLY ATTACHING A COMPONENT TO A STRUCTURE

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A mechanism for attaching a component to a supporting structure, comprising:a first mounting mechanism comprising;
a first main body configured to be mounted to the supporting structure, the first main body having a first top surface configured to bear against the supporting structure and an opposing first bottom surface which faces the back surface of the component, the first main body having a first retainer hole extending from the first bottom surface and configured to receive a first retaining stud mounted to the back surface of the component, and a first cam shaft hole extending through a second side of the first main body;
a first locking member coupled to the first main body, the first locking member configured to be movable from a locked position in which the first locking member engages the first retaining stud received in the first retainer hole thereby locking the first retaining stud to the first mounting mechanism and an unlocked position in which the first locking member is disengaged from the first retaining stud such that the first retaining stud can be removed from the first retainer hole;
a first biasing spring coupled to the locking member and configured to bias the first locking member toward the locked position; and
a cam shaft extending through the first cam shaft hole, the cam shaft having a first cam fixed in rotation with the cam shaft, the first cam coupled to the first locking member, wherein rotation of the cam shaft in a first rotational direction causes the first cam to move the first locking member toward the unlocked position, and rotation of the cam shaft in a second rotational direction opposite the first rotational direction causes the first cam to allow the first biasing spring to move the first locking member toward the locked position.

US Pat. No. 9,938,265

1,3,4-THIADIAZOLE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING CANCER

AstraZeneca AB, (SE) Can...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
Q is 5-methylpyridazin-3-yl, 5-chloropyridazin-3-yl, 6-methylpyridazin-3-yl, or 6-fluoropyridazin-3-yl;
R is hydrogen, fluoro, or methoxy;
R1 is hydrogen, methoxy, difluoromethoxy, or trifluoromethoxy; and
R2 is methyl or ethyl.

US Pat. No. 9,938,100

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR METALLIC OBJECT DETECTION IN A MEDIA TRANSPORT SYSTEM

KODAK ALARIS INC., Roche...

1. A media transport system for detecting metallic objects in media to be input into the media transport system, comprising:an input tray configured to hold media to be fed into the media transport system;
one or more rollers configured to convey the media from the input tray and along a medium transport path, the one or more rollers driven by one or more motors;
one or more induction sensors positioned proximate to the medium transport path, wherein the one or more induction sensors are configured to detect presence of metallic material and output a metallic detection signal;
a processing unit in communication with the induction sensor, the processing unit configured to receive the metallic detection signal and further configured to analyze the signals and determine whether the media contains a metallic object;
the processing unit further configured to detect the presence of a medium jam in the media transport system when the media contains a metallic object, and wherein the processing unit is configured to disable the motors from reversing direction in response to the detected medium jam.

US Pat. No. 9,942,950

METHOD FOR DETECTING DARK DISCHARGE AND DEVICE UTILIZING THE METHOD

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A method of heating an object in an energy application zone by applying RF energy to the energy application zone without causing a visible electrical discharge, the method comprising:applying RF energy to the energy application zone at a first power level,
measuring a value of an electromagnetic response parameter indicative of the electromagnetic response of the energy application zone to the applying of RF energy;
intermitting the application of RF energy after the value of the electromagnetic response parameter is measured to be outside a predetermined range and before a visible electrical discharge occurs;
renewing RF energy application after intermission at a second power level, wherein the second power level is lower than the first power level; and
performing a sequence of RF energy application events with an intermission event between each two succeeding energy application events in the sequence, wherein a power level of each RF energy application event is lower than a power level of a preceding RF energy application event in the sequence,
wherein each intermission event is sufficiently long to allow discharge, if occurring during the RF energy application event preceding the intermission event, to decay completely.

US Pat. No. 9,942,543

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVED OPTICAL CHARACTER RECOGNITION FOR AUTOMATED SET-TOP BOX TESTING

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A first device comprising:one or more processors to:
obtain a video frame, comprising images in sequence, from a second device under test;
select a filter configuration, of a plurality of filter configurations, for at least one filter;
filter an image included in the images in sequence using the filter configuration to generate a filtered image;
identify text from the filtered image;
compare the text identified from the filtered image and an expected result;
determine a filter performance for the filtered image based on comparing the text identified from the filtered image and the expected result; and
determine a suitable filter configuration based on determining the filter performance.

US Pat. No. 9,941,824

ELECTRIC WORKING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR DETECTING ROTATIONAL POSITION OF ROTOR OF BRUSHLESS MOTOR FOR ELECTRIC WORKING MACHINE

MAKITA CORPORATION, Anjo...

1. An electric working machine comprising:a brushless motor comprising a rotor and a stator having a plurality of windings;
a rotational position sensor configured to detect a rotational position of the rotor based on a variation in a magnetic field associated with rotation of the rotor;
a detector configured to detect the rotational position of the rotor based on induced voltages individually generated in each of the plurality of windings; and
a calculator configured to (i) detect a difference between (a) a detection result obtained by the rotational position sensor when the brushless motor is inertially rotated, and (b) a detection result obtained by the detector and (ii) to calculate a correction value, based on the difference, for correcting the detection result obtained by the rotational position sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,938,468

METHOD FOR PREPARING FUEL BY USING BIOLOGICAL OILS AND FATS

ECO ENVIRONMENTAL ENERGY ...

1. A method for preparing fuel from a biological oil or fat, comprising:(a) heating and gasifying a raw material comprising a biological oil or fat in a distillation still to produce a gasified raw material;
(b) passing the gasified raw material into a catalytic distillation tower and subjecting the gasified raw material to catalytic cracking-deoxygenation by heating the gasified raw material in the presence of a catalytic cracking-deoxygenation catalyst to produce a product, wherein the catalytic cracking-deoxygenation takes place in the gas phase;
(c) mixing the product of step (b) with hydrogen gas to produce a mixture; and
(d) subjecting the mixture from step (c) to a catalytic hydrodeoxygenation by heating the mixture in the presence of a hydrodeoxygenation catalyst to produce a hydrodeoxygenation product comprising said fuel.

US Pat. No. 9,941,256

INVERSE DIODE STACK

IXYS Corporation, Milpit...

1. An apparatus comprising:a plurality of inverse diode dice, wherein each inverse diode die has a P type anode region that extends into an N? type semiconductor region of the die from a backside semiconductor surface of the die, wherein said each inverse diode die also has an N type cathode region that extends into the N? type semiconductor region of the die from a topside semiconductor surface of the die, and wherein said each inverse diode die also has a P type edge separation diffusion region that extends from the backside semiconductor surface to the topside semiconductor surface so that the P type edge separation diffusion region laterally surrounds the N? type semiconductor region of the die; and
a plurality of Direct Metal Bonded (DMB) substrate structures, wherein each of the DMB substrate structures is bonded to at least one of the inverse diode dice such that the plurality of inverse diode dice are series-connected by the plurality of DMB substrate structures, and wherein the plurality of inverse diode dice and the plurality of DMB substrate structures together form a stack.

US Pat. No. 9,940,471

VIRTUAL OUTPUT QUEUE AUTHORIZATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND DEVICE, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A Virtual Output Queue (VOQ) authorization management method, comprising:according to a scheduling algorithm of a scheduler of a scheduling unit directly connected with a physical port and according to weight and priority of a scheduling unit at next scheduling level of the scheduling unit, determining an index of the scheduling unit at the next scheduling level;
acquiring scheduling linked list information of each scheduler of the scheduling unit at the next scheduling level according to the index of the scheduling unit at the next scheduling level, and determining an index of a scheduler to be authorized corresponding to a same service grade with current authorization in the scheduling unit at the next scheduling level according to the scheduling linked list information until an index of a VOQ to be authorized corresponding to the same service grade with the current authorization is determined; and
transmitting the current authorization from the physical port to the VOQ corresponding to the index of the VOQ to be authorized level by level according to the index of the scheduler to be authorized and the index of the VOQ to be authorized.

US Pat. No. 9,939,643

MODIFYING A FOCUS OF VIRTUAL IMAGES THROUGH A VARIABLE FOCUS ELEMENT

Magic Leap, Inc., Dania ...

1. A system for displaying virtual content to a user, comprising:a light source to multiplex one or more light patterns associated with one or more frames of image data in a time-sequential manner;
a waveguide to receive the one or more light patterns at a first focus level;
a variable focus element (VFE) coupled to and located on a first side external to the waveguide and defining a first plurality of focus levels to place at least some of the light patterns at a second focus level of the plurality of focus levels; and
a second VFE that is located on a second side external to the waveguide and defines a second plurality of focus levels to adjust a focus of light from an outside world such that the user's view of the outside world is substantially undistorted as the second VFE varies the focus of the light from the outside world.

US Pat. No. 9,942,378

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING INCOMING NOTIFICATION FUNCTION WITH RESPECT TO MHL SIGNAL SOURCE

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A display device, wherein the display device comprises:a control module, configured to control, when the display device is in a non MHL signal source pattern, a first MHL interface transfer switch, disposed between a signal decoding processor and an MHL signal source interface of the display device, to be on, and configured to start a background monitoring module electrically connected to the first MHL interface transfer switch, and further configured to display, if an MHL signal source is monitored to be connected, incoming reminder information according to a pre-configured incoming notification information or switch a current signal source pattern of the display device to be the MHL signal source pattern; and
the background monitoring module, configured to monitor in real time whether the MHL signal source is connected;
wherein the background monitoring module comprises:
a handshake unit, configured to receive a handshake command of a mobile terminal and establish communication with the mobile terminal;
a setting unit, configured to determine whether a handshake is successful according to the handshake command, and configured to set a flag bit of an MHL flag register of the display device according to a result of the determining; and
a determining unit, configured to determine, according to the flag bit, whether the MHL signal source is connected.

US Pat. No. 9,940,571

METAL CONTACTLESS TRANSACTION CARD

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card for communicating data relating to a transaction, the transaction card comprising:a metal layer;
a backing layer; and
a radio frequency (RF) antenna layer positioned between the metal layer and the backing layer,
where
the RF antenna layer includes an RF antenna to facilitate communicating the data relating to the transaction wirelessly via an RF signal, and
the metal layer comprises a plurality of holes to limit eddy currents in the metal layer to a threshold density,
the plurality of holes extending from a top surface of the metal layer or a bottom surface of the metal layer to a middle plane of the metal layer that is between the top surface and the bottom surface, and
the eddy currents being caused by an RF signal.

US Pat. No. 9,939,550

DETECTION OF SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL AND OTHER CONTRABAND BY PROMPT AND/OR DELAYED SIGNATURES FROM PHOTOFISSION

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A method of examining contents of an object, the method comprising:injecting a plurality of radiofrequency power pulses into an accelerator, the plurality of radiofrequency power pulses being separated by first gaps;
injecting a plurality of charged particle pulses into the accelerator while each of the plurality of radiofrequency pulses are injected into the accelerator, the plurality of charged particle pulses being separated by second gaps smaller than the first gaps;
impacting a target material by each of the plurality of accelerated charged particles to generate macropulses of radiation corresponding to each radiofrequency pulse, each macropulse being separated by the first gaps and containing a plurality of micropulses of radiation corresponding to the plurality of charged particles injected into the accelerator during each radiofrequency power pulse;
scanning an object by the plurality of consecutive macropulses of radiation comprising the respective pluralities of consecutive micropulses of radiation;
checking for prompt gamma rays detected in respective first time periods in respective second gaps between respective consecutive micropulses of radiation and not during any of the respective consecutive micropulses, the respective first time periods being based, at least in part, on respective expected arrival times of prompt gamma rays at a first detector resulting from photofission within the object, if any, induced by a respective consecutive micropulse;
checking for prompt neutrons detected in respective second time periods in respective second gaps between respective consecutive micropulses of radiation and not during any of the respective consecutive micropulses, the respective second time periods being based, at least in part, on respective expected arrival times of prompt neutrons at a second detector resulting from photofission within the object, if any, induced by a respective consecutive micropulse;
checking for delayed gamma rays detected in respective third time periods in respective first gaps between respective consecutive macropulses of radiation and not during either of the respective consecutive macropulses, the respective third time periods being based, at least in part, on respective expected arrival times of delayed gamma rays at the first detector resulting from photofission within the object, if any, induced by a respective consecutive macropulse;
checking for delayed neutrons detected in respective fourth time periods in respective first gaps between respective consecutive macropulses of radiation and not during any of the respective consecutive macropulses, the respective fourth time periods being based, at least in part, on respective expected arrival times of delayed neutrons at the second detector resulting from photofission within the object, if any, induced by the respective consecutive macropulse; and
determining whether the object at least potentially contains Special Nuclear Material based, at least in part, on the checks for the detection of the prompt gamma rays, prompt neutrons, delayed gamma rays, and/or delayed neutrons.

US Pat. No. 9,939,109

BULK LIQUID COOLING AND PRESSURIZED DISPENSING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Chart Inc., Garfield Hei...

18. The system of claim 1 wherein the interior of the bulk tank includes a top, a bottom and a height defined there between and wherein the baffle is positioned approximately 24% of the height above the bottom.

US Pat. No. 9,938,658

FIBER SUITABLE FOR PACKAGING AND STORING PLANT PRODUCE

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A fiber suitable for packaging; said fiber comprising a photocatalyst bonded to it by means of a first functional group generated by a surface modifying agent; and optionally, a second functional group generated by a silicon containing linker, wherein the photocatalyst is at least one selected from the group consisting of titanium iso-propoxide, zinc oxide, metal doped titania and non-metal doped titania,wherein the photo-catalyst is embedded in at least one adsorbent substrate, and wherein the particle size of the at least one adsorbent substrate ranges between of 0.1 nm and 150 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,937,100

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LABELING AND LOADING PHARMACEUTICAL CONTAINERS

EXPRESS SCRIPTS STRATEGIC...

1. A pharmaceutical order filling system comprising:an order processing device to receive a pharmaceutical order; and
a loading device communicatively coupled to the order processing device, the loading device comprising a container drop assembly and a label assembly,
wherein the container drop assembly comprises a container drop rotary wheel and is configured to receive a container into a pocket of the container drop rotary wheel from a container drop tube that terminates above the container drop rotary wheel, wherein the container drop rotary wheel is configured to rotate to one of several positions including an exit position and a label position,
the loading device further comprising a container conveyor configured to pull the container from the pocket of the container drop rotary wheel when the pocket of the container drop rotary wheel rotates to the exit position of the container drop assembly and to convey the container to the label assembly, andwherein the label assembly is configured to print a label containing information associated with the pharmaceutical order and place the label on the container when the container drop rotary wheel is rotated to the label position.
US Pat. No. 9,937,114

COSMETIC

SAKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY C...

1. A cosmetic containing inorganic particles consisting of a compound represented by a general formula:MgxTiyO(x+2y+2z):Mn4+z wherein 1.5

US Pat. No. 9,942,981

CIRCUIT BOARD APPARATUS AND METHOD

Sierra Circuits, Inc., S...

1. A circuit board layer comprising:a catalytic pre-preg having catalytic particles present except in an exclusion depth below a surface of the catalytic pre-preg;
channels formed in the catalytic pre-preg with a depth which exceeds the exclusion depth;
copper plated in the channels;
said channels and said copper present on at least one side of the circuit board layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,911

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION USING A COMMON IDENTIFIER

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

1. A communication device for communicating data via a mobile radio network, the communication device comprising:circuitry configured to
store information which identifies the communication device to the mobile radio network, wherein
the information includes a common identifier that is provided to each communication device of an associated group of communication devices,
the common identifier is used to establish a communication session to communicate data with any of the associated communication group of devices,
the mobile radio network provides a wireless access interface which includes a random access communication channel for uplink transmission of a burst of signals,
the circuitry is configured to transmit a random access burst in the random access communication channel in accordance with a predetermined arrangement,
the communication device is provided with a unique one of a set of predefined sequences of data for use in forming the random access burst for transmission in the random access channel of the wireless access interface, and
the circuitry is configured to receive a signaling message in response to the random access burst, using the unique data sequence which was used to form the random access burst.

US Pat. No. 9,942,252

GRAPH-BASED TECHNIQUES FOR DETECTING COORDINATED NETWORK ATTACKS

EMC IP Holding Co. LLC, ...

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled with the processor, wherein the memory is configured to provide the processor with instructions which when executed cause the processor to:process one or more proxy logs in order to generate a graph of domains, wherein those domain pairs in the graph that are connected have low support in that the number of times the domain pairs are visited is lower than a predetermined support threshold and high confidence in that users accessing the domain pairs are redirected to another domain a greater number of times than a predetermined confidence threshold;identify one or more domains within the graph that are highly connected to other domains in the graph in that the one or more domains have a degree of connectivity to said other domains higher than a connectivity threshold; andflag the identified domains as suspicious domains, wherein processing the proxy logs includes:deciding whether to normalize domain names;in the event it is decided to normalize domain names, normalizing domain names so that all domain names are at a same level;deciding whether to filter domain names using a whitelist;in the event it is decided to filter domain names, filtering out whitelisted domains using the whitelist;filtering out invalid domain names;performing user-specific sessionization using a specified time window to create a plurality of buckets;calculating a support value and a confidence value for each possible domain pair from the overall plurality of buckets in the full dataset; andcreating an edge in the graph between those domain pairs that have a support value that is less than a support threshold and a confidence value that is greater than a confidence threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,940,568

TRANSACTION CARD HAVING INTERNAL MAGNETIC STRIPE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a card frame having a card inlay and a card housing;
a magnetic stripe disposed inside the card frame between the card inlay and the card housing; and
a stripe indicator located on an exterior surface of the card frame.

US Pat. No. 9,939,125

LENS ARRAYS AND MOUNTINGS

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A light-emitting diode module comprising:a printed circuit board having a first surface and a second surface;
a light-emitting diode array mounted on first surface of the printed circuit board, the printed circuit board being configured to provide electrical connections to each light-emitting diode element in the light-emitting diode array; and
a secondary lens array configured for being positioned over the light-emitting diode array, the secondary lens array being moulded as a single component and including a secondary lens element for each light-emitting diode element in the light-emitting diode array;
wherein the module further comprises a lens holder configured to be mountable to the printed circuit board and configured for retaining each secondary lens element of the secondary lens array in alignment in an x-y plane with respect to each light-emitting diode element of the light-emitting diode array;
and wherein the printed circuit board comprises locating means corresponding to locating means of the lens holder configured for providing the alignment of the secondary lens array with respect to the light-emitting diode array on the printed circuit board, the locating means of the printed circuit board comprising at least one aperture formed therethrough and the locating means of the lens holder comprising at least one clip formed on a surface thereof, each clip being configured for engaging an associated aperture formed in the printed circuit board when mounted thereon.

US Pat. No. 9,938,752

ELECTRONIC DEVICE SEALING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. An electronic device sealing arrangement, comprising:a housing;
an access door;
a sealing member sized and configured to be compressed between the access door and the housing;
a latch with a bore in operable communication with the housing and the access door, the latch being configured to compress the sealing member between the access door and the housing when moved to a position that latches the access door in a closed position; and
a resilient member in operable communication with the latch and at least one of the housing and the access door, the resilient member being configured to at least partially compress when the access door is latched in the closed position and the sealing member is compressed between the access door and the housing
wherein the resilient member includes a pair of resilient members abutting the bore,
wherein the pair of resilient members includes a pair of polymeric inserts configured to deflect laterally upon closing of the latch.

US Pat. No. 9,937,099

TRILAYER COATED PHARMACEUTICAL PACKAGING WITH LOW OXYGEN TRANSMISSION RATE

SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, IN...

1. A vessel comprising:a thermoplastic wall:
defining a lumen,
having an interior surface facing the lumen, and
having a first oxygen transmission rate respecting ingress of oxygen;
a coating set on the interior surface, comprising:
a tie coating or layer having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface facing the wall interior surface;
a barrier coating or layer having an outer surface facing the wall interior surface and, if present, the interior surface of the tie coating or layer;
and a pH protective coating or layer having an interior surface facing the lumen and an outer surface facing the interior surface of the barrier coating or layer;
in which the barrier coating or layer is effective to provide a second oxygen transmission rate lower than the first oxygen transmission rate;
in which the coating set on the interior surface is effective to maintain the second oxygen transmission rate lower than the first oxygen transmission rate for at least six months of contact between a fluid in the lumen having a pH from 3 to 9 and the pH protective coating or layer.

US Pat. No. 9,942,982

ELECTRICAL DEVICE WITH TEETH JOINING LAYERS AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Continental Circuits, LLC...

3. An article of manufacture, the article comprising:an epoxy dielectric material delivered with solid content sufficient that etching epoxy of the epoxy dielectric material forms a roughened surface comprising cavities located in and underneath an initial surface of the dielectric material, and sufficient that the etching of the epoxy uses non-homogeneity with the solid content to shape the cavities, and thereby shape a conductive material built up in the cavities, in an electrical device which includes circuitry comprising the shaped conductive material, wherein:
the etching includes a first etching and a second etching,a sample of the means for joining the circuitry to the dielectric material comprises at least 20% of teeth set in the cavities at 5,000 per linear inch, and the teeth are disposed sufficiently that separation of the dielectric material from the means for joining the circuitry to the dielectric material requires destroying integrity of the means for joining and the dielectric material.

US Pat. No. 9,941,899

ELASTIC DATA PACKER

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more data unpacker components, each data unpacker component configured to:
receive packed field data for data units;
receive compression profiles associated with the data units, each particular compression profile of the compression profiles identifying a particular set of fields and particular packed value lengths for at least some of the fields;
unpack the packed field data into values based on the compression profiles associated with the data units; and
output unpacked field data for the data units, the outputting comprising, for each particular data unit of the data units, outputting particular values unpacked for the particular set of fields identified by the particular compression profile associated with the particular data unit.

US Pat. No. 9,940,541

ARTIFICIALLY RENDERING IMAGES USING INTERPOLATION OF TRACKED CONTROL POINTS

FYUSION, INC., San Franc...

1. A method comprising:tracking a set of control points between a first frame and a second frame, wherein the first frame includes a first image captured from a first location and the second frame includes a second image captured from a second location, the first and second locations corresponding to real world location positions; and
generating an artificially rendered image as a third frame corresponding to a third location, the third location being a real world location position on a trajectory between the first location and the second location, wherein generating the artificially rendered image includes:
interpolating a transformation using at least one of homography, affine, similarity, translation, rotation, and scale, including interpolating individual control points for the third location using IMU data and the set of control points, the IMU data corresponding to the first and second locations, and interpolating pixel locations using the individual control points, wherein the individual control points are used to transform image data, wherein interpolating the transformation includes using depth information to reduce occurrence of artifacts resulting from mismatched pixels;
gathering weighted image information by transferring first image information from the first frame to the third frame based on the interpolated transformation and transferring second image information from the second frame to the third, wherein the image information is weighted by 1-x for the first image information and x for the second image information; and
combining the first image information and the second image information to form the artificially rendered image.

US Pat. No. 9,939,398

DETECTING MOISTURE WITH AN ANTENNA

HZO, INC., Draper, UT (U...

1. A system for moisture detection, the system comprising:a communication apparatus;
a housing for the communication apparatus comprising a conductive cover separated by a dielectric, the dielectric separating the conductive cover into a first cover part and a second cover part, wherein the first cover part is a first antenna and the second cover part is a second antenna separated by the dielectric, the first antenna and the second antenna being external to the communication apparatus;
an impedance sensor configured to detect an impedance at the second antenna based on a received signal received through a wave medium from the first antenna, the wave medium being in and around the communication apparatus; and
a control circuit configured to detect moisture based on the impedance at the second antenna and transmit a moisture event to a switch that disconnects power to one or more components of the communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,939,324

ENHANCED PIXEL FOR WAVEFRONT SENSING

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A wavefront sensing pixel comprising:a low-pass filter filtering a charge signal from a photodetector and outputting a control signal when low-frequency signals are detected in the charge signal;
a control device to control flow of the charge signal past the control device based on whether a low-frequency signal is detected in the charge signal;
a low-frequency signal path that receives a flow of signals that flow past the control device; and
a high-frequency signal path independent of the low-pass filter and the control device, the high-frequency signal path receiving high-frequency signals included in the charge signal.

US Pat. No. 9,937,049

ORTHOPAEDIC KNEE PROSTHESIS HAVING CONTROLLED CONDYLAR CURVATURE

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A posterior stabilized orthopaedic knee prosthesis comprising:a femoral component including (i) a pair of spaced apart condyles defining an intracondylar notch therebetween, at least one of the pair of spaced apart condyles having a condyle surface curved in the sagittal plane and (ii) a posterior cam positioned in the intracondylar notch; and
a tibial bearing including (i) a platform having a bearing surface configured to articulate with the condyle surface of the femoral component and (ii) a spine extending upwardly from the platform,
wherein the condyle surface of the femoral component (i) contacts the bearing surface at a first contact point on the condyle surface at a first degree of flexion, (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 greater than the first degree of flexion and in the range of about 0 degrees to about 50 degrees, and (iii) contacts the bearing surface at a third contact point on the condyle surface at a third degree of flexion, the third degree of flexion being greater than the second degree of flexion and less than about 90 degrees,
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 first radius of curvature gradually transitions to the second radius of curvature through a plurality of rays having origins that are not positioned on the first radius of curvature, wherein each ray of the plurality of rays has a length that is different than the length of any other ray of the plurality of rays, and
wherein the posterior cam of the femoral component initially contacts the spine of the tibial bearing at a fourth degree of flexion, the fourth degree of flexion being no greater than about 10 degrees more than the third degree of flexion.

US Pat. No. 9,940,757

MODIFYING A SIMULATED CHARACTER BY DIRECT MANIPULATION

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a processing device, a zoom level associated with an image of a simulated video game character;
identifying a color channel corresponding to the identified zoom level;
identifying, based on a location of a cursor associated with an input device, a region identifier stored in the identified color channel of the image;
identifying, based on the region identifier, a portion of the simulated video game character; and
modifying, by the processing device, the portion of the simulated video game character according to an input received from the input device.

US Pat. No. 9,939,094

CONNECTION DEVICE FOR PIPE LINES

VOSS AUTOMOTIVE GMBH, Wi...

1. A connection device for pipelines comprising:a connecting element having a receiving opening for a pipeline to be inserted with a line end and
a retaining element mounted inside the receiving opening to lock the line end against extraction,
wherein the retaining element is configured as a spring-elastic toothed ring with an outer circumferential area and with a plurality of retaining teeth arranged over an inner circumference extending radially inward and at an angle in a direction of insertion X and acting positively and/or frictionally against the line end,
the toothed ring is mounted with the outer circumferential area having an axially limited freedom of movement defined by a first contact section and a second contact section axially opposed to the first contact section,
wherein the toothed ring interacts at a transition between the outer circumferential area and the retaining teeth with a circumferential tilting edge provided inside the connecting element such that on insertion of the line end and contact with the retaining teeth, the toothed ring pivots around the tilting edge in a seesaw manner from a position where the outer circumferential area is pressed against the first contact section until the outer circumferential area contacts the second contact section, wherein the retaining teeth protruding radially inward over the tilting edge can be elastically deformed by bending, and
wherein the connecting element further includes a housing axially provided as two parts with a first housing part pointing in the direction of insertion and a second housing part, wherein the first and second housing parts connected to each other via a circumferential snap-on connection.

US Pat. No. 9,937,044

PERCUTANEOUS VALVE REPAIR BY RESHAPING AND RESIZING RIGHT VENTRICLE

MITRALIGN, INC., Tewksbu...

1. A method for reshaping and resizing a right ventricle comprising: deploying a tissue anchor delivery catheter into the right ventricle, wherein the tissue anchor delivery catheter includes a distal end portion that includes a distal opening and includes an axially movable pusher element;securing a first tissue anchor to a right ventricle wall at a first treatment location, wherein the first tissue anchor is directly attached to a first tension member;
securing a second tissue anchor to the right ventricle wall at a second treatment location, wherein the second tissue anchor is directly attached to a second tension member, wherein the first treatment location is located a first distance from the second treatment location; and
tensioning at least one of the first and the second tension members so that the first treatment location becomes located a second distance from the second treatment location, wherein the second distance is less than the first distance;
wherein each of the first tissue anchor and the second tissue anchor comprises an elongated tissue anchor having a plurality of flexible anchor elements coupled with one of the first tension member and the second tension member;
wherein the pusher element is constructed such that the at least one of the first tension member that is attached to the first tissue anchor and the second tension member that is attached to the second tissue anchor passes axially though a hollow center thereof prior to delivery of one of the first tissue anchor and the second tissue anchor, respectively, and at least a length of each of the first tension member and the second tension member is disposed external to the tissue anchor delivery catheter at least during delivery of the one of the first tissue anchor and the second tissue anchor, respectively;
wherein the one of the first tissue anchor and the second tissue anchor is disposed within the distal end portion of the tissue anchor delivery catheter between a distal end of the pusher element and the distal opening.

US Pat. No. 9,943,010

ELECTRONIC UNIT

Calsonic Kansei Corporati...

1. An electronic unit, comprising:a heat releasing member on which a heat generating electronic component is mounted, the heat generating electronic component generating heat through energization, and
a casing capable of containing the heat generating electronic component within the casing in a tightly sealed state,
the casing having an opening that abuts the heat releasing member,
in the opening, the casing comprising:
a heat-generating-electronic-component placement section in which the heat generating electronic component is placed, the heat-generating-electronic-component placement section being filled with a thermosetting potting material,
a partition wall that partitions the heat-generating-electronic-component placement section within the opening,
an adjacent section that is adjacent to the heat-generating-electronic-component placement section via the partition wall, and
a lateral wall that covers the adjacent section,
wherein an end of the partition wall abuts the heat releasing member, and the partition wall, the lateral wall, and the heat releasing member define a space,
the lateral wall has a communicating hole that communicates with the inside of the casing that is in the tightly sealed state.

US Pat. No. 9,942,104

NETWORK CONNECTIVITY WIZARD TO SUPPORT AUTOMATED CREATION OF CUSTOMIZED CONFIGURATIONS FOR VIRTUAL PRIVATE CLOUD COMPUTING NETWORKS

ServiceNow, Inc., Santa ...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
memory that stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising
causing a graphical user interface to be presented, wherein the graphical user interface comprises a plurality of graphical user interface elements, wherein each graphical user interface element of the plurality of graphical user interface elements is representative of a building block of a plurality of building blocks available in defining a template for a virtual private cloud computing network;
receiving, via the graphical user interface, a selection of a specific graphical user interface element representative of a specific building block of the plurality of building blocks;
in response to the selection, providing the specific building block to a template builder that builds the template for the virtual private cloud computing network; and
validating the template against a usage rule.

US Pat. No. 9,939,889

INTERACTION METHODS AND SYSTEMS

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:sending, by a system comprising a processor, a first wave signal;
receiving, by the system, a second wave signal that corresponds to the first wave signal after the first wave signal is transmitted using a medium comprising at least a part of a user body; and
determining, by the system, whether the user body contacts an object based on a comparison of a signal characteristic of the second wave signal and a reference signal characteristic.

US Pat. No. 9,938,893

ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE PROVIDED WITH A CONDITIONING CIRCUIT

MAGNETI MARELLI S.p.A., ...

1. An electromechanical actuator to operate a component in an internal combustion engine, said electromechanical actuator comprising an actuator body housing, an actuator device supported in said housing, said actuator device being made of a first metal material and controls the movement of the component so as to move it between a maximum opening position and a maximum closing position; the actuator device comprises an electric motor (M) and a gear drive that transmits the motion from the electric motor (M) to the component; the electromechanical actuator including a conditioning circuit supported in said actuator body housing and comprising a pipe for the passage of a conditioning fluid, said pipe being made of a second thermally conductive material; wherein the actuator body housing includes a seat that receives the pipe and wherein a layer (S) of a structural and thermally conductive resin with a substantially uniform thickness is interposed between the seat and the pipe and is applied on the entire available surface of the seat between the pipe and the seat; the layer (S) of the structural and thermally conductive resin completely covers an inner surface of the seat and partially covers an outer surface of the pipe, so that the structural and thermally conductive resin does not extend out of the seat towards an upper surface of the electromechanical actuator and so as to allow the pipe to be fixed in the seat; and wherein both the first metal material and the second thermally conductive material are chosen from a group including: steel, stainless steel, aluminum or copper; wherein the seat has an upper side facing an upper side of the electromechanical actuator with an opening along an entire length of the seat to receive a longitudinal length of the pipe; and a surface that defines the seat itself, said surface having a shape that is complementary to an outer surface of the pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,941,375

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING SILICIDE LAYERS

Infineon Technologies Dre...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:providing a semiconductor substrate having a first side;
forming a trench having a bottom, the trench extending from the first side of the semiconductor substrate into the semiconductor substrate and separating a first mesa region formed in the semiconductor substrate from a second mesa region formed in the semiconductor substrate;
filling the trench with an insulating material;
removing the second mesa region relative to the insulating material filled in the trench to form a recess in the semiconductor substrate, the recess having at least one side wall covered with the insulating material and a bottom; and
forming, in a common process, a first silicide layer on and in contact with a top region of the first mesa region at the first side of the semiconductor substrate and a second silicide layer on and in contact with the bottom of the recess.

US Pat. No. 9,940,485

PASSWORD ENTRY METHOD AND SYSTEM

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A password entry method, comprising the following steps:step 1: receiving, by an intelligent display terminal, a password entry instruction of a user, and randomly generating image data of a soft keyboard, wherein positions of characters in the soft keyboard are randomly arranged, and a color of a character in the soft keyboard is different from a color of a periphery of the character;
step 2: decomposing, by the intelligent display terminal, the image data of the soft keyboard in the intelligent display terminal into image data of a first soft keyboard and image data of a second soft keyboard by using a subtractive color process, wherein an image of the soft keyboard is obtained by adding up an image color of the first soft keyboard and an image color of the second soft keyboard;
step 3: connecting, by the intelligent display terminal, to a portable display terminal in a paired manner, displaying, by the intelligent display terminal, an image of the first soft keyboard according to the image data of the first soft keyboard, and sending the image data of the second soft keyboard to the portable display terminal; and
step 4: acquiring, by the portable display terminal, the image of the first soft keyboard that is displayed on the intelligent display terminal, processing the image of the first soft keyboard to obtain the image data of the first soft keyboard, then combining the image data of the first soft keyboard and the image data of the second soft keyboard by using an additive color process to restore the image of the soft keyboard, and displaying the image of the soft keyboard;
wherein the color of the character is one of cyan, magenta, and yellow, and the color of the periphery of the character is one of cyan, magenta, and yellow;
wherein
when the color of the character is cyan and the color of the periphery of the character is magenta, in the step 2, the color of the character in the image data of the soft keyboard is decomposed into blue and green by using a subtractive color process, and the color of the periphery of the character in the image data of the soft keyboard is decomposed into blue and red by using a subtractive color process, wherein the neighboring pixels constituting the character are respectively blue and green in the first soft keyboard, and the neighboring pixels constituting the periphery of the character are respectively blue and red in the first soft keyboard;
when the color of the character is yellow and the color of the periphery of the character is magenta, in the step 2, the color of the character in the image data of the soft keyboard is decomposed into red and green by using a subtractive color process, and the color of the periphery of the character in the image data of the soft keyboard is decomposed into blue and red by using a subtractive color process, wherein the neighboring pixels constituting the character are respectively red and green in the first soft keyboard, and the neighboring pixels constituting the periphery of the character are respectively blue and red in the first soft keyboard; and
when the color of the character is yellow and the color of the periphery of the character is cyan, in the step 2, the color of the character in the image data of the soft keyboard is decomposed into red and green by using a subtractive color process, and the color of the periphery of the character in the image data of the soft keyboard is decomposed into blue and green by using a subtractive color process, wherein the neighboring pixels constituting the character are respectively red and green in the first soft keyboard, and the neighboring pixels constituting the periphery of the character are respectively blue and green in the first soft keyboard.

US Pat. No. 9,939,614

IMAGING LENS FOR FORMING AN IMAGE ON AN IMAGING ELEMENT

OPTICAL LOGIC INC., Naga...

1. An imaging lens comprising:a first lens group having positive refractive power; and
a second 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 having positive refractive power, and a third lens having negative refractive power,
said second lens group includes a fourth lens having negative refractive power, a fifth lens having negative refractive power, and a sixth lens having positive refractive power,
said first lens is disposed away from the second lens by a distance D12 on an optical axis, and said second lens is disposed away from the third lens by a distance D23 on the optical axis so that the following conditional expression is satisfied:
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US Pat. No. 9,937,190

USE OF AMINOSALICYLATES IN DIARRHOEA-PREDOMINENT IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Lt...

1. A method for the treatment or prophylaxis of diarrhoea-predominant irritable bowel syndrome comprising administering to a patient in need of such treatment or prophylaxis between about 1 gram and about 4 grams of balsalazide or a salt thereof and rifaximin.

US Pat. No. 9,941,454

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE ON A MOUNT WITH A REFLECTIVE LAYER

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A device comprising:a mount comprising first and second metal pads disposed on a surface;
a semiconductor light emitting diode (LED) attached to a first portion of the first and second metal pads; and
a multi-layer reflector disposed on and in direct contact with a second portion of the first and second metal pads, the multi-layer reflector comprising layer pairs of alternating layers of low index of refraction material and high index of refraction material, wherein a portion of the surface is in direct contact with the multi-layer reflector and is non-reflective; and
a lens disposed over the LED and the multi-layer reflector.

US Pat. No. 9,941,092

X-RAY ASSEMBLIES AND COATINGS

VAREX IMAGING CORPORATION...

1. A method of forming an X-ray assembly comprising:providing an anode comprising an anode base formed of a first material and including a first end; and
depositing a second material different from the first material over a first surface of the anode base to form a coated portion of the anode base;
wherein the coated portion is configured such that a majority of electrons backscattered from a target of the anode do not travel beyond the coated portion.

US Pat. No. 9,939,252

TARGET LOCATING DEVICE AND METHODS

L-3 COMMUNICATIONS CORPOR...

1. A device comprising:a gyroscope;
a controller coupled to the gyroscope and configured to:
receive a reference point gyroscope output from the gyroscope corresponding to a position of a reference point;
receive a target gyroscope output from the gyroscope corresponding to a position of a target;
receive an updated reference point gyroscope output from the gyroscope corresponding to the position of the reference point;
calculate a gyroscope error based on the reference point gyroscope output and the updated reference point gyroscope output;
reset the gyroscope based on the calculated gyroscope error to compensate for drift; and
wherein the controller is further configured to calculate a geographic position of the target based at least in part on the calculated gyroscope error.

US Pat. No. 9,942,955

LED LAMP USING SWITCHING CIRCUIT

AMOSENSE CO., LTD. (CHEON...

1. An LED lamp using a switching circuit, comprising:a first input base on which a first terminal and a second terminal are formed;
a first rectifier circuit, which includes one or more diodes and is connected with the first terminal and the second terminal of the first input base;
an LED circuit, which includes one or more LEDs and is connected with the first rectifier circuit;
a second rectifier circuit, which includes one or more diodes and is connected with the LED circuit;
a second input base on which a third terminal and a fourth terminal are formed, the third terminal and the fourth terminal being connected with the second rectifier circuit; and the switching circuit, connected with at least one line that connects the first rectifier circuit and the LED circuit,
wherein the switching circuit comprises:
a switching element, a first end of which is connected with the first rectifier and a second end of which is connected with the LED circuit;
a driving element connected in parallel with the switching element in such a way that a first end thereof is connected with the first end of the switching element and a second end thereof is connected with the second end of the switching element and the LED circuit;
a photo-coupler, a first end of which is connected with the first end of the switching element and a second end of which is connected with the second end of the switching element and the second end of the driving element;
a resistor, a first end of which is connected with the second end of the switching element, the second end of the driving element and the second end of the photo-coupler and a second end of which is connected with the LED circuit; and
a light-emitting diode connected in parallel with the resistor in such a way that a first end thereof is connected with the first end of the resistor and a second end thereof is connected with the second end of the resistor.

US Pat. No. 9,942,815

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATION DETERMINATION OF A BASE STATION AT A CLIENT DEVICE

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for location determination in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device, at a client device,
storing location information including longitude and latitude co-ordinates and optional timing advance (TA) information for a first set of points of the client device, in which the first set of points are within a coverage area of a first base station, and in which the location information and the optional TA information for the first set of points are stored with an indication of association with the first base station;
when three different first points of the first set are determined to be non-collinear, and the TA information thereof is stored, determining a location of the first base station by a trilateration process using the location information and the TA information of the three different first points;
associating a Cell Identity (CID) of the first base station with the location of the first base station;
when the TA information is not available for the first set, determining a distance of the client device from the first base station using path loss information obtained from Received Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) information from the first base station; and
determining the location of the first base station using the distance and the location information of the three different first points.

US Pat. No. 9,941,069

SWITCH-TYPE KEY STRUCTURE

CHICONY ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A switch-type key structure, comprising:a support plate;
a microswitch fixed onto the support plate and electrically connected thereto;
a connection element movably disposed on the support plate, the connection element including a balance portion, a support portion extending downward from the balance portion,
wherein the balance portion comprises a through hole which the microswitch is extending from; and the balance portion further comprising;
two openings formed on opposite sides of the balance portion and the through hole is positioned between the two openings; and
two columns positioned within the openings of the balance portion;
a key cap having a plurality of pivoting portions disposed below a bottom surface of the key cap; wherein each column of the balance portion receives two pivoting portions; wherein the key cap is pivotally supported on the balance portion;
wherein the connection element is disposed between the support plate and the key, a hook hole corresponding to the support portion is disposed on the support plate, and the support portion passes through the hook hole to engage the connection element with the support plate.

US Pat. No. 9,941,027

PROCESS AND INSTALLATION FOR PRODUCING RADIOISOTOPES

ION BEAM APPLICATIONS S.A...

1. A method for producing a radioisotope, comprising:irradiating a given volume of radioisotope precursor fluid contained in a hermetic cell of a target, using a beam of particles of given beam current intensity (I) which is produced by a particle accelerator;
cooling said target using a given cooling power; and
measuring the internal pressure (P) inside said hermetic cell, wherein:
during irradiation, the internal pressure (P) inside said hermetic cell is allowed to freely evolve within a first pressure tolerance range, wherein said first pressure tolerance range is determined as a function of different parameters having an influence on the evolution during irradiation of the internal pressure inside said hermetic cell, said parameters comprising, for a given target, a given beam of particles and a given radioisotope precursor fluid, the given volume of the radioisotope precursor fluid contained in said hermetic cell, the given cooling power used for cooling said target and the given beam current intensity (I); and
irradiation is interrupted or its intensity reduced when the internal pressure (P) in said hermetic cell moves out of said first internal pressure tolerance range,
wherein a curve P=f(I) is defined giving the internal pressure (P) of said hermetic cell at different beam current intensities (I), for a given volume of radioisotope precursor fluid and a given cooling power used for cooling said target;
said first internal pressure tolerance range has a lower pressure and an upper pressure limit defined for said given beam current intensity (I) based on said curve P=f(I);
said lower limit of internal pressure is defined so that it is lower than the pressure value inferred from said curve P=f(I) for said given beam current intensity (I); and
said upper limit of internal pressure is a pressure between the pressure value inferred from said curve P=f(I) for said given beam current intensity and a nominal pressure value (Pmax) of said hermetic cell, said nominal pressure value (Pmax) being the maximum operating pressure for which said hermetic cell has been designed.

US Pat. No. 9,939,117

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE SYSTEM WITH LIGHT SIGNALS CARRIED VIA POWER LINES

SEMISILICON TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A light emitting diode system with light signals carried via power lines, the light emitting diode system comprising:a light emitting diode lamp string comprising a plurality of light emitting diode units and receiving power supplied through the power lines to light;
a signal voltage unit electrically connected to the light emitting diode lamp string; and
a control unit electrically connected to the signal voltage unit,
wherein the control unit is configured to drive the signal voltage unit to adjust a voltage of the light emitting diode lamp string continuously and repeatedly so the voltage of the light emitting diode lamp string is a predetermined voltage, to form the light signal comprising a plurality of pulse waves to send the light signal to the light emitting diode lamp string; when each of the light emitting diode units receives the light signal, each of the light emitting diode units is configured to perform a conversion and a decoding for the light signal to obtain a lighting mode of the light signal, and then each of the light emitting diode units is configured to light based on the lighting mode.
US Pat. No. 9,938,401

FIRE RETARDANT SYSTEMS FOR POLYMERS THAT ENABLE FLEXIBILITY AND STRENGTH

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A flame retardant composition comprising:from about 5 to about 18 wt. % of a hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer wherein said hydrogenated styrenic block copolymer is a mixture of SEBS and functionalized SEBS, formed sequentially or radially,
from about 6 to about 40 wt. % of a polyolefin,
from about 50 to about 80 wt. % of a mixture of one or more inorganic flame retardants with one or more coated inorganic flame retardants, with at least 10 wt. % of said mixture being coated inorganic flame retardant, and
from about 0.05 to about 1.0 wt. % of an antioxidant,
wherein said coated inorganic flame retardant comprises a mixture of at least two groups of blended particles, each group with a different coatings, wherein said coating comprises from about 0.2 wt. % to about 5 wt. % of the inorganic flame retardant,
wherein said composition totals 100 wt. %,
wherein said composition has a melt flow rate>1.5 g/10 min. measured at 200° C. and 2.16 kg mass, and
wherein said composition has a tensile strength greater than 10 MPa when measured in accordance with ASTM D412.

US Pat. No. 9,942,880

TRANSMIT AND RECEIVE APPARATUS AND METHOD

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An apparatus comprising a plurality of antennae, one or more receiver chains, non-volatile memory and a signal processor, the non-volatile memory storing instructions for executing by the processor, the processor, when executing the instructions configured to:determine a first threshold value;
apply, to each of a plurality of signals individually received through different antennae, windowing in the frequency domain, and to determine as a windowing result, for individual window frequency positions, a number of data values above the first threshold;
merge the windowing results determined for the individual signals for corresponding windowing positions; and
identify as noise bands spectral areas with merged windowing results above a second threshold;
transmit and/or receive signals in spectral bands outside of the noise band spectral areas.

US Pat. No. 9,940,624

CREDIT CARD IMAGING FOR MOBILE PAYMENT AND OTHER APPLICATIONS

Visa U.S.A. Inc., San Fr...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first device from a mobile device, transaction data associated with a transaction, wherein the mobile device includes image data, wherein the image data is generated by a remote server computer by
receiving a retrieval message from the mobile device;
retrieving the master image layer and the design image layer from a memory based on an identifier associated with the mobile device,
processing the master image layer and the design image layer to generate the image data, and
transmitting the image data to the mobile device;
generating, by the first device, an authorization request message to including the transaction data for the transaction;
sending, by the first device to a second device, the authorization request message for authorization of the transaction; and
receiving, by the first device from the second device, an authorization response message including an authorization response for the transaction.

US Pat. No. 9,940,594

DIGITAL WORKROOM

ELANCE, INC., Mountain V...

1. A computer implemented method for optimizing performance of a services exchange medium of tracking hours worked on an activity performed on a client device separate from a computing device comprising:providing a work tracker to track the hours worked on the activity using a work tracker, the work tracker configured to run on the client device while information compiled by the work tracker is stored within a database accessible by the computing device;
automatically generating a status report at one or more predetermined intervals for the activity directly from multiple sessions of the work tracker running on the client device, based on a first set of information, wherein the first set of information comprises the hours worked on the activity by a service provider and one or more screen shots randomly taken when the work tracker running during the hours worked by the service provider, wherein the automatically generating a status report step also comprises validating the hours worked, and further wherein the automatically generating a status report step optimizes performance within the work tracker by simultaneously validating the hours worked by the service provider and monitoring the production and efficiency of the service provider;
storing the first set of information in the database that is stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium accessible by the computing device such that the first set of information is presented on the work tracker the next time the work tracker is launched on the client device; and
generating an invoice at the computing device based on information relating to the one or more project milestones of the activity after starting the activity and before completing the activity, wherein the invoice is generated for the milestone directly from the status report based on a second set of information of the activity, after the start of the activity and before the completion of the activity.

US Pat. No. 9,938,189

PERVIOUS COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. A pervious composite material comprising:a plurality of bonding elements, wherein each bonding element comprises:
a core comprising primarily calcium silicate,
a silica-rich first or inner layer, and
a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer;
a plurality of aggregates having sizes of about 0.25 mm to about 25 mm, wherein the aggregates comprise a first group of particle aggregates of a size about ?? to about ¼? and a second group of particle aggregates of a size about ?? to about ½?; and
a plurality of pores having sizes from about 0.1 mm to about 10 mm, wherein
the plurality of bonding elements and the plurality of aggregates together form one or more bonding matrices and the bonding elements and aggregates are substantially evenly dispersed therein and bonded together; and
the plurality of pores account for from about 5 vol. % to about 40 vol. % of the pervious composite material and form interconnected channels allowing the composite material to be water permeable; and,
 whereby
the pervious composite material exhibits a density from about 1,500 kg/m3 to 2,200 kg/m3, a compressive strength from about 3.0 MPa to about 30 MPa, a flexural strength from about 1.0 MPa to about 4.0 MPa, and a hydraulic conductivity from about 100 cm/hr to about 8,000 cm/hr,wherein the aggregates account for about 50 wt. % to about 85 wt. % of the pervious composite material.

US Pat. No. 9,938,013

HOMOGENOUS FLOODLIGHTING WITH GRANULAR ACTIVATION

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

1. A wall element for an interior of a vehicle, comprising:a wall area to be illuminated and an illuminating device for illuminating the wall area,
wherein the illuminating device comprises a plurality of lighting modules, wherein each of the lighting modules comprises a plurality of light sources,
wherein at least one of the lighting modules extends straight along a central longitudinal axis thereof and, in the direction of the central longitudinal axis, is placed against identical lighting modules without gaps at the ends of the at least one lighting module,
wherein the wall area extends away from the at least one lighting module,
wherein the at least one lighting module in operation generates a cone of light which is configured in such a way that, on the wall area that is illuminated by the cone of light, the result is a strip of light, and
wherein the strip of light extends laterally transversely away from the lighting module and extends at least over the entire length of the at least one lighting module along the central longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 9,942,965

LIGHT CONTROLLER

Alarm.com Incorporated, ...

1. A method performed by one or more computers, the method comprising:measuring, using a light sensor located at a portion of a property, ambient light in the portion of the property;
determining signature peaks in the measured ambient light based on an optical spectrum;
determining a composition of the ambient light in the portion of the property based on the measured signature peaks;
determining an amount of natural light in the portion of the property based on the determined composition of the ambient light in the portion of the property;
determining to adjust an amount of light output by one or more light sources located at the portion of the property based on the determined amount of natural light within the portion of the property; and
in response to determining to adjust the amount of light output by one or more light sources located at the portion of the property based on the determined amount of natural light within the portion of the property, adjusting the amount of light output by one or more light sources located at the portion of the property.

US Pat. No. 9,942,984

ATTENUATION REDUCTION STRUCTURE FOR FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT BOARD

Advanced Flexible Circuit...

1. A flexible circuit board, comprising:a dielectric layer having a top surface;
a plurality of pairs of signal lines disposed for high-frequency applications adjacent to and insulated from each other, the signal lines being formed on the top surface of the dielectric layer;
an insulation layer formed on the plurality of pairs of signal lines and the top surface of the dielectric layer;
a plurality of conductive paste coating zones formed on the insulation layer and respectively corresponding to the plurality of pairs of signal lines;
an anisotropic conductive film formed on the insulation layer and the conductive paste coating zones, made of different material composition from the conductive paste coating zones and including an insulation resin material containing a plurality of conductive particles therein; and
a shielding layer formed on the anisotropic conductive film to span contiguously over the pairs of signal lines;
wherein the conductive paste coating zones are disposed in embedded manner within the anisotropic conductive film, regions of the anisotropic conductive film thereby extending between the conductive paste coating zones and the shielding layer to establish an electrical connection between the conductive paste coating zones and the shielding layer in a vertical direction therethrough.

US Pat. No. 9,942,858

METHOD FOR LINK ADAPTATION AND POWER AMPLIFIER VOLTAGE CONTROL AND SYSTEM THEREFOR

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method comprising:determining a quality indicator designating a quality of packet reception at a wireless local area network transceiver;
estimating a distance from the transceiver to a media access point transmitter in communication with the transceiver based on the quality indicator; and
determining a supply voltage provided to a radio frequency power amplifier at the transceiver, wherein
if the distance is less than a first threshold distance, selecting a first supply voltage;
if the distance is greater than the first threshold distance and less than a second threshold distance, selecting a second supply voltage greater than the first supply voltage; and
if the distance is greater than the second threshold distance, selecting a third supply voltage less than the second supply voltage.

US Pat. No. 9,942,510

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING INPUT IMAGE DATA

SMR Patents S.A.R.L., Lu...

1. A method for processing input image data by an image processing device, to achieve a desired visual effect within an output image, wherein input image data are stored within an input memory device comprising at least one input buffer and being at least partly located within an external storage device, the external storage device being located at least one of externally to or physically separated from an image processing unit of the image processing device and the input image data are transferred based on data of a lookup table into respective output image data stored within an output memory device, wherein the lookup table is generated as a list having a plurality of entries, each comprising for a respective pixel at least one position value, the input memory address field representing a memory address in the input memory device and/or the input buffer, at least one horizontal interpolation coefficient and at least one vertical interpolation coefficient is provided, and to generate the lookup table for each pixel of the input image the position value is calculated based on a row position and a column position of the pixel in the input image by adding to the column position the product of the row position multiplied with the number of columns of the input image wherein when reading data out of a respective cell of the input buffer a restricted block of data is copied into and/or cached in an internal storage device, wherein read/write operations of the image processing unit are performed faster with the internal storage device than with the external storage device, the lookup table being generated based on at least one data remapping function to achieve the desired visual effect, and wherein the entries are arranged within the lookup table in such a way that when processing the lookup table by reading the table entry-by-entry the input memory device is addressed in a sequential reading order, such that the entries of the lookup table are sorted in one of an ascending and a descending order of an input memory address field identifying a memory address in the input buffer thereby accessing input image data in the order as they are stored in the input buffer and in the internal storage device.

US Pat. No. 9,942,061

MULTIPATH SELECTION METHOD AND DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. A multipath selection method, comprising:acquiring a correlation sequence between a received signal and a local reference signal by a correlation calculation method;
acquiring a power spectrum of the correlation sequence and an average noise power of the received signal;
according to the average noise power of the received signal, dividing the power spectrum of the correlation sequence into at least one first multipath component area and a second multipath component area according to a pre-set dividing rule;
searching the at least one first multipath component area according to a pre-set first noise threshold, so as to acquire a valid multipath component signal in the at least one first multipath component area; and
searching the second multipath component area according to a pre-set second noise threshold, so as to acquire a valid multipath component signal in the second multipath component area.

US Pat. No. 9,941,116

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON-CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR ELEMENT

KWANSEI GAKUIN EDUCATIONA...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor element using a substrate having an off angle, the substrate having at least its surface made of a SiC layer, the substrate having been cut from an ingot, the method comprising:a mechanical polishing step which forms polishing scratches and a modified layer within the polishing scratches on the substrate;
a first removal step of removing the polishing scratches and the modified layer within the polishing scratches of about 10 ?m produced by subjecting the substrate to the mechanical polishing step, by heating the substrate under Si vapor pressure and performing isotropic etching based upon etching rate to reciprocal of heating temperature;
an epitaxial layer formation step of forming an epitaxial layer on the substrate that is the modified layer is removed;
an ion implantation step of implanting ions on the epitaxial layer;
an ion activation step of activating ions by heating the substrate;
a second removal step of removing at least one insufficient ion-implanted portion of the surface of the substrate that is the ion activation step is performed thereon and a macro-step bunching occurred on the surface of the substrate during the ion activation step by heating the substrate under Si vapor pressure; and
an electrode formation step of forming at least one electrode on the substrate from which the at least one insufficient ion-implanted portion and macro-step bunching are removed by the second removal step.

US Pat. No. 9,940,501

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING FINGERPRINT SENSING SIGNALS AND FINGERPRINT IDENTIFICATION TERMINAL

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A method for processing fingerprint sensing signals by a circuit, wherein the circuit comprises a frequency mixer and a capacitive feedback amplifier, the method comprising:mixing, by the frequency mixer, a collected high frequency fingerprint sensing signal with a first high frequency signal to obtain a low frequency signal; and
amplifying, by the capacitive feedback amplifier, the low frequency signal, wherein the capacitive feedback amplifier includes an inverting input end connected to an output end of the frequency mixer, a non-inverting input end connected to a bias voltage, and an output end, wherein a feedback capacitor is connected between the inverting input end and the output end of the capacitive feedback amplifier.

US Pat. No. 9,939,387

OPTICAL INSPECTION DEVICE

Ishida Co., Ltd., Kyoto ...

1. An optical inspection apparatus comprising:a light radiation unit configured to radiate near infrared light to an article;
a light detection unit configured to detect transmitted light of the near infrared light radiated to the article; and
a support unit configured to support the light radiation unit and the light detection unit in a cantilever manner;
wherein an inspection region of the article by the near infrared light is exposed to an ambient atmosphere,
wherein the light radiation unit and the light detection unit are rotatable integrally with the support unit about a position as a center of rotation of the light radiation unit, the light detection unit, and the support unit, the position being at a shorter distance from the light radiation unit than a distance from the light detection unit, and
wherein the light radiation unit, the light detection unit, and the support unit are configured to be rotatable while being fixed with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,938,867

CARTRIDGE AND SYSTEM FOR REPLENISHING FLUID IN AN APPARATUS

Castrol Limited, Pangbou...

1. A cartridge for replenishing a vehicle fluid, the cartridge comprising:a housing comprising a first part and a second part;
a fluid reservoir configured to hold the vehicle fluid, wherein the fluid reservoir is in the housing; and
a port arranged on the first part of the housing to couple the fluid reservoir in fluidic communication with a fluid system of a vehicle;
wherein the second part of the housing is configured to rotate with respect to the first part of the housing to secure the cartridge with respect to the fluid system to hold the fluid reservoir in fluidic communication, via the port, with the fluid system of the vehicle, and wherein the second part of the housing is configured such that rotating the second part of the housing does not rotate the port.

US Pat. No. 9,942,995

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A METAL CORE SUBSTRATE HAVING IMPROVED EDGE INSULATING PROPERTIES

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A method for producing a metal core substrate by stacking a core plate having holes therein and an insulating layer on each of two surfaces of the core plate to form an integral substrate and then performing outline shaping on the integral substrate to obtain a plurality of metal core substrates on a same surface being individually cut out, the method comprising:a punching step of forming the holes in the core plate, wherein separation portions and coupling portions are alternately formed on phantom outline shaping lines along which outline shaping is to be performed in an outline shaping step, a plurality of product portions to configure the metal core substrates are adjacently arranged in a matrix arrangement with the phantom outline shaping lines between each of the plurality of product portions, each of the separation portions separating adjacent portions of the core plate to be the metal core substrates from each other, or separating a portion of the core plate to be the metal core substrates from an outer peripheral portion of the core plate, along one of the phantom outline shaping lines, each of the separation portions in a plan view have a bending portion bent at a right angle at a middle position thereof, and one coupling portion is arranged on each side surrounding the respective product portions, each of the coupling portions have a size for accommodating a circular shape in the plan view to be formed to remove a part of each coupling portion so that the coupling portions can be separated along the phantom outline shaping lines, and each of the coupling portions are astride the phantom outline shaping lines to couple the adjacent portions of the core plate to be the metal core substrates to each other or to couple the portion of the core plate to be the metal core substrates to the outer peripheral portion;
a stacking step of performing the stacking, wherein the separation portions are filled with a resin used to form the insulating layers;
a separation step, performed after the stacking step, of removing the part of each of the coupling portions by punching using a drill or laser for forming the holes having the circular shape in the plan view, so that the adjacent portions of the integral substrate to be the metal core substrates are separated from each other, or the portion of the integral substrate to be the metal core substrates is separated from the outer peripheral portion of the integral substrate, along one of the phantom outline shaping lines, wherein the outline shaping step is to be performed in a state where the coupling portions are separated by the punching and the holes remain opened in the integral substrate; and
the outline shaping step of performing the outline shaping along outline shaping positions to obtain the metal core substrates as being individually cut out by forming V-shaped linear notches on upper and lower surfaces of the outline shaping positions from one end to an opposite end of the integral substrate, wherein
an insulating structural part including an insulating covering portion, which covers an end surface of the core plate in the metal core substrates that defined the separation portions before the outline shaping step and is formed of the resin used to form the insulating layers, and inclining faces configured of the surfaces defining the notches on upper and lower sides along a thickness direction of an end surface of the insulating structural part, are formed.

US Pat. No. 9,941,744

NON-CONTACT POWER SUPPLY CIRCUIT

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

1. A power supply circuit, comprising:a primary circuit having at least one transmitting coil; and
a secondary circuit having at least one receiving coil, the at least one receiving coil spaced apart from the at least one transmitting coil; wherein
the primary circuit and secondary circuit are electromagnetically coupled, and the total quantity of the at least one transmitting coil and the at least one receiving coil is greater than two, a plurality of transmitting coils are disposed on both sides of the at least one receiving coil or a plurality of receiving coils are disposed on both sides of the at least one transmitting coil.

US Pat. No. 9,941,070

KEYSWITCH STRUCTURE MOUNTED WITHIN A CIRCUIT BOARD AND BASEPLATE

DARFON ELECTRONICS (SUZHO...

1. A keyswitch structure, comprising:a baseplate having a switch opening;
a keycap movably disposed above the baseplate;
a circuit board disposed on the baseplate, the circuit board having a through hole; and
a mechanical switch disposed below the keycap, the mechanical switch extending through the through hole to be partially received in the switch opening and electrically coupled to the circuit board,
wherein when the keycap moves toward the baseplate, the keycap triggers the mechanical switch.

US Pat. No. 9,938,744

FREE SPINNING SWEEP TAIL SCRUBBER FOR A POOL CLEANER

Pentair Water Pool and Sp...

1. A sweep tail for a pool cleaner, the sweep tail comprising:a hose;
a connector coupled to a first end of the hose and connecting the hose to the pool cleaner; and
a scrubber coupled to the hose at a second end of the hose, the scrubber including
a first bearing coupled to and positioned around the hose,
a second bearing positioned substantially around the entire first bearing, the second bearing capable of rotating around the first bearing,
a scrubbing element positioned around, and slid over the entire second bearing and capable of rotating with the second bearing around the first bearing and an end tail jet positioned at the second end of the hose, the end tail jet including a passage having an inner diameter that decreases from a front end to a rear end of the end tail jet.

US Pat. No. 9,936,872

VISUALIZATION OF EYE ANATOMY

Sanovas Intellectual Prop...

1. A system for visualization of eye anatomy, comprising:at least one camera having a view vector along a first axis when in a first position;
a housing within which the at least one camera is housed, wherein said housing is configured and is movable to engage an eye of a patient such that said at least one camera is positioned adjacent the eye; and
an actuator that moves said at least one camera from the first position to a second position;
wherein said at least one camera, when in the second position, has a view vector along a second axis that is offset from the first axis; and
wherein said at least one camera comprises a plurality of cameras positioned adjacent the same eye of the patient, and wherein each of said plurality of cameras moves separately from the other cameras.

US Pat. No. 9,942,934

WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK ASSEMBLY USING NETWORK CODING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of setting up a wireless ad hoc network comprising:constructing an initial network graph by a source device, the network graph representing the source device, at least one intermediate device, and at least one communication path between the source device and the intermediate device;
sending the initial network graph to the intermediate device and requesting an update;
receiving a second network graph from the intermediate device in response to sending the initial network graph; and
determining an updated network graph by performing a union of the initial network graph and the second network graph.

US Pat. No. 9,941,623

FLAT ETHERNET CABLES AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. A security camera system comprising:an Internet protocol (IP) camera that is configured to receive electrical power and provide a digital data signal via an Ethernet connection;
a mounting/positioning apparatus connected to the IP camera that physically connects the IP camera to a building structure at an exterior portion of the building structure;
an exterior Ethernet cable, comprising a first male connection end and a second male connection end, which is connected to the IP camera at the first male connection end, and which runs through or along the mounting/positioning apparatus;
a flat Ethernet cable that comprises:
a first female connection end;
a second female connection end, opposite the first female connection end, and comprising a weather-proofing clamshell enclosing the second female connection end; and
a flat Ethernet cable portion disposed between the first female connection end and the second female connection end, wherein the flat Ethernet cable portion is characterized as having two parallel planar sides that are greater in dimension than a thickness of the flat Ethernet cable portion, and wherein the flat Ethernet cable is configured as a power over Ethernet (PoE) cable that is configured to carry electrical energy to the IP camera for operating image acquisition functions of the IP camera,
wherein the second male connection end of the exterior Ethernet cable connects to the second female connection end of the flat Ethernet cable within the weather-proofing clamshell at the exterior portion of the building structure, and wherein the flat Ethernet cable runs through a closed window of the building structure between a rail portion and a jamb portion of the closed window of the building structure;
an interior Ethernet cable, comprising a third male connection end and a fourth male connection end, which is connected to the first female connection end of the flat Ethernet cable at the third male connection end within an interior portion of the building structure;
a WiFi bridge that is electrically connected to an interior power outlet of the building structure within the interior portion of the building structure and that is connected to the interior Ethernet cable at the fourth male connection end, wherein the digital data signal is configured to travel from the IP camera, through the exterior Ethernet cable, then through the flat Ethernet cable, then through the interior Ethernet cable, and then to WiFi bridge, and wherein the WiFi bridge receives the electrical energy from the interior power outlet; and
a wireless router that wirelessly connects with the WiFi bridge that is configured to transmit the digital data signal between the wireless router and the WiFi bridge.

US Pat. No. 9,941,567

INTEGRATED PCB INTERCONNECT SYSTEM

L-3 Communications Corpor...

1. An electronic assembly, comprising:a first circuit board, comprising a plurality of PCB pads located adjacent to one or more edges of the first circuit board; and
a corresponding plurality of contacts, each contact soldered to one of the plurality of PCB pads of the first circuit board, wherein
each contact comprises a first portion soldered to the associated PCB pad of the first circuit board and a second portion extending away from the first circuit board in a direction past the adjacent edge of the circuit board to form a leaf spring configured to compress in a space between the edge of the first circuit board and an external surface of a second circuit board when the second portion of the contact is placed in contact with a PCB pad of the second circuit board, the PCB pad of the second circuit board substantially coplanar with the external surface of the second circuit board, and
a restoring force of the second portion configured to maintain contact between the second portion and the PCB pad of the second circuit board, the contact forming an electrical connection between the PCB pad of the first circuit board and the PCB pad of the second circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,938,153

METHOD OF PREPARING SILICON FROM SAND

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHN...

8. A method of preparing Silicon (Si) from sand (SiO2), the method comprising:preparing sand particles with a size less than 50 ?m;
preparing Magnesium (Mg) particles with a size in range of 105-150 ?m;
mixing said sand particles and said Mg particles in a predefined ratio to obtain a Sand-Magnesium (SM) mixture;
subjecting said SM mixture to heat at a temperature for a duration of five minutes to obtain Si sample; and
purifying said obtained Si sample by removing a portion of Mg by-product particles.

US Pat. No. 9,937,515

FLUID APPLICATION

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. Apparatus for applying a fluid to a transfer member in a printing system comprising:a pressurized chamber arranged to receive the fluid, the chamber comprising a housing,
an aperture and a pair of lateral seals, the aperture being defined between the pair of lateral seals,
a mounting arranged to position the chamber in relation to the transfer member such that the aperture is a defined distance from a surface of the transfer member,
wherein at least one of the lateral seals is moveable along an axis of the pressurized chamber to adjust a size of the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,942,994

CONNECTION USING CONDUCTIVE VIAS

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of electronic modules, comprising:providing a substrate comprising a substrate body having a plurality of component portions wherein each of the plurality of component portions includes a component area on a surface of the substrate body and a plurality of metallic structures, each of the plurality of metallic structures associated with one of the plurality of component portions;
wherein each of the plurality of metallic structures have:
a first metallic layer that extends along a periphery of the one of the plurality of component portions; and
a first conductive vertical interconnect access structure (via) attached to the first metallic layer at the periphery of the one of the plurality of component portions; and
wherein providing the substrate comprises:
providing a first metal sheet;
forming the first metallic layer in each of the plurality of metallic structures from the first metal sheet; and
providing a first insulating substrate layer of the substrate body on the first metallic layer of each of the plurality of metallic structures;
providing electronic components on the component portions;
providing an overmold over the surface of the substrate body to cover the component portions;
forming channels along the periphery of each of the plurality of component portions, the channels being formed through at least the overmold, wherein the channels expose at least a first section of the first conductive via in each of the plurality of metallic structures; and
applying an electromagnetic shield material over the overmold and in the channels to form electromagnetic shields over each of the component areas wherein the first section of the first conductive via in each of the plurality of metallic structures is directly attached to one of the electromagnetic shields.

US Pat. No. 9,942,897

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF RECEIVING DIFFERENT TYPES OF SUBFRAMES IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, at the terminal, system information including information associated with a sub-frame configuration of a multimedia broadcast multicast service single frequency network (MBSFN) sub-frame;
receiving, at the terminal, a dedicated message including information on a configuration of a transmission mode of the terminal;
detecting a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in a sub-frame of a non-MBSFN sub-frame and decoding a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) in the sub-frame of the non-MBSFN sub-frame;
identifying whether the transmission mode of the terminal is a first transmission mode based on the received information on the configuration of the transmission mode of the terminal; and
if the transmission mode of the terminal is identified as the first transmission mode, detecting a PDCCH in a sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame and decoding a PDSCH in the sub-frame of the MBSFN sub-frame.

US Pat. No. 9,940,060

MEMORY USE AND EVICTION IN A DEDUPLICATION STORAGE SYSTEM

Pure Storage, Inc., Moun...

1. A method comprising:storing data comprising an index summary (IS) and a deduplication map (DDM) in volatile memory of a deduplication system, wherein the index summary comprises IS levels and accelerates lookup into the deduplication map, wherein the deduplication map comprises DDM levels and identifies locations of data blocks in a persistent storage resource of the deduplication system;
detecting that the stored data exceeds a data allocation size limit for the volatile memory; and
evicting the data from the volatile memory using a memory eviction policy to meet the data allocation size limit, wherein evicting using the memory eviction policy comprises:
performing a first eviction by evicting the DDM levels from an oldest DDM level to a newest DDM level until a first one of the data allocation size limit or a DDM threshold is met; and
responsive to the data allocation size limit not being met by the first eviction, performing a second eviction by evicting the IS levels from an oldest IS level to a newest IS level until a first one of the data allocation size limit or IS threshold is met.

US Pat. No. 9,939,166

LOW-POWER CONSUMPTION STANDBY CIRCUIT DEVICE, AIR CONDITIONER AND CONTROL METHOD FOR AIR CONDITIONER

GREE ELECTRIC APPLIANCES ...

1. A low-power consumption standby circuit device, comprising a primary power supply, a secondary power supply, a first control switch and a control circuit module; wherein:an output terminal of the primary power supply is electrically connected with external loads to power the external loads;
an output terminal of the secondary power supply is electrically connected with the control circuit module; and
the control circuit module comprises an MCU module, a signal receiving circuit, a reset circuit and a display module; the reset circuit and the display module are electrically connected with the output terminal of the secondary power supply respectively, and the MCU module controls on-off of the first control switch.

US Pat. No. 9,938,619

CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION PROCESS FOR DEPOSITING A TITANIUM OXIDE COATING

Pilkington Group Limited,...

1. A chemical vapor deposition process for depositing a titanium oxide coating, comprising:providing a glass substrate having a deposition surface;
forming a gaseous mixture comprising an inorganic titanium-containing compound, a first oxygen-containing compound, and a fluorine-containing compound, wherein the gaseous mixture is formed prior to being fed through a coating apparatus; and
directing the gaseous mixture toward and along the glass substrate, and reacting the mixture over the glass substrate to form the titanium oxide coating directly on the deposition surface such that there are no other coatings that separate the titanium oxide coating from the deposition surface.

US Pat. No. 9,938,613

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MOTOR VEHICLE COMPONENT FROM ALUMINUM

BENTELER AUTOMOBILTECHNIK...

1. A method for producing a motor vehicle component, characterized by the following method steps:providing a strain-hardened blank composed of a 5000 grade aluminum alloy,
partially heating the blank in a first region to a temperature higher than 350° C., the blank being kept at a temperature between 15° C. and 30° C. in a second region, and the partial heating being performed in less than 20 s,
adjusting the temperature of the blank as a whole to between 150 and 350° C. in less than 20 s,
deforming the blank to form the motor vehicle component in less than 20 s, and cooling the motor vehicle component,
generating a yield strength in the first region of less than 250 MPa and greater than 120 MPa, and a yield strength in the second region of less than 450 MPa and greater than 200 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,938,379

SALT BYPRODUCT SEPARATION DURING FORMATION OF POLYARYLENE SULFIDE

Ticona LLC, Florence, KY...

1. A system for forming a polyarylene sulfide comprising:a first polymerization reactor in which a dihaloaromatic compound is capable of being reacted with an alkali metal sulfide or an alkali metal hydrosulfide in an organic amide solvent to form a mixture that includes a polyarylene sulfide and a salt;
a filter unit that is located downstream from the first polymerization reactor and configured to separate the mixture into a filter cake and a filtrate, wherein the filtrate contains at least a portion of the polyarylene sulfide and the filter cake contains at least a portion of the salt; and
a second polymerization reactor located downstream from the filter unit and in which the polyarylene sulfide from the filtrate is capable of being reacted with an alkali metal sulfide or hydrosulfide.

US Pat. No. 9,938,167

DEVICE FOR SEA WATER DESALINATION AND POWER GENERATION

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. A device for seawater desalination, comprising:a) a turbine;
b) a coupling;
c) a revolving shaft;
d) a booster pump, the booster pump comprising an inlet channel and an outlet channel;
e) a main body, the main body comprising a chamber, a divider, an end cover, a seawater inlet, a freshwater outlet, and a brine discharge outlet;
f) a first shaft bearing;
g) a second shaft bearing;
h) a seawater desalinating unit comprising a reverse osmosis membrane; and
i) a seawater pretreatment device;wherein:the chamber is enclosed by the end cover;
the divider is disposed in the chamber, and the divider and the end cover are in fixed connection;
the divider subdivides the chamber into a pumping chamber and a desalination and power generation chamber;
the booster pump is disposed in the pumping chamber;
the first shaft bearing is disposed on the divider;
the second shaft bearing is disposed on an end of the end cover, wherein the end of the end cover is adjacent to the pumping chamber;
the revolving shaft is supported by the first and second shaft bearings;
one end of the revolving shaft is connected to the turbine via the coupling, and the other end of the revolving shaft is fixedly connected to the booster pump;
the turbine is adapted to be driven by a tide current;
the booster pump is adapted to be driven by the revolving shaft;
the booster pump is connected to the seawater pretreatment device via the inlet channel, and is connected to the seawater desalinating unit via the outlet channel;
the seawater pretreatment device and the seawater desalinating unit are disposed in the desalination and power generation chamber; and
the booster pump is adapted to boost pressure of seawater that is fed to the reverse osmosis membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,942,283

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-CONTEXT MEDIA CONTROL AND PLAYBACK

SPOTIFY AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing one or more programs for execution by one or more processors of a first electronic device, the one or more programs including instructions for:in response to a request for a media-control operation to be implemented at a second electronic device distinct from the first electronic device:
sending a first request to a server system to cause the media-control operation to be implemented at the second electronic device, wherein the server system is distinct from the first electronic device; and
sending a second request to the second electronic device, wherein the second request is a request to implement the media-control operation at the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 9,939,856

SUPPORTING FRAME

Cooler Master Technology ...

1. A supporting frame, comprising:at least a supporting element having a first through-hole, wherein a cam is disposed in the supporting element and has a second through-hole and a turning portion, and the second through-hole is disposed corresponding to the first through-hole;
a base extending to form a sleeve; and
a light-permeable pillar passing through the first through-hole and the second through-hole and inserted into the sleeve, wherein the supporting element is capable of sliding along the light-permeable pillar, and the turning portion is configured for pushing against an inner wall of the supporting element for fixing the supporting element on the light-permeable pillar;
wherein the base is configured with a plurality of feet and a plurality of magnetic elements.

US Pat. No. 9,939,649

DISPLAY ADJUSTMENT METHODS AND HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAY DEVICES

SHENZHEN ROYOLE TECHNOLOG...

1. A head-mounted display device, comprising:a first display module and a second display module;
a first adjustment unit and a second adjustment unit;
a confirmation unit; and
a processor, wherein the first adjustment unit, the second adjustment unit and the confirmation unit are connected to and controlled by the processor;
wherein:
the first adjustment unit is configured to enable the first display module to enter a first diopter adjustment mode while enabling a second display module to enter a non-adjustment mode;
the confirmation unit is configured to receive a first confirmation signal indicating that a first diopter adjustment of the first display module by the first adjustment unit is completed;
after the confirmation unit receives the first confirmation signal, the second adjustment unit is configured to enable the second display module to enter a second diopter adjustment mode while enabling the first display module to enter the non-adjustment mode;
the confirmation unit is configured to receive a second confirmation signal indicating that a second diopter adjustment of the second display module by the second adjustment unit is completed; and
after the confirmation unit receives the second confirmation signal, at least one of the first adjustment unit and the second adjustment unit, is configured to enable a corresponding one of the first display module and the second display module to enter an interpupillary distance adjustment mode while enabling the other one of the first display module and the second display module to enter the non-adjust mode.

US Pat. No. 9,938,788

ENCODED DART

Dreco Energy Services ULC...

16. A method of actuating a downhole tool comprising,inserting an encoding dart into a well,
wherein the encoding dart further comprises,
a housing,
a tumbler within the housing,
wherein the tumbler has at least two pins, each of the pins having an end,
an interface between the tumbler and the housing,
moving the encoding dart to a key, wherein the key interacts with the pins to align the pin ends with the interface
moving the tumbler from a first position to a second position upon the pins' ends aligning with the interface.

US Pat. No. 9,938,080

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR REDISTRIBUTION OF COMPONENTS AND BINS IN SMD WAREHOUSE

MYCRONIC AB, Taeby (SE)

1. A method for preparing an upcoming Surface Mount Technology (SMT) job by redistributing bin load units in an automated Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouse, where said automated SMD warehouse is configured to obtain information related to upcoming SMT jobs from an SMT information database, said automated SMD warehouse comprising at least one actuator, such as a robot or robotic arm, configured to automatically store and retrieve bins within said automated Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouse, the method is comprising:automatically redistributing, by the use of said actuator, bin load units comprised in bins, each of said bins comprising a plurality of slots or compartments each configured for carrying/holding a bin load unit and wherein each bin load unit comprises or constitutes a component tape reel, in said automated Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouse based on at least one of SMT job related information received or retrieved from said SMT information database and predetermined rules for optimizing presentation of bins and/or bin load units at a port of said automated Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouse, and wherein said step of automatically redistributing is performed within said automated Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouse by redistributing bin load units within a stored bin or between two or more stored bins during idle periods when the automated Surface Mount Device (SMD) warehouse is not occupied with storing or retrieving bins, thereby is idle time used for pre-loading bins with components used in an upcoming SMT job.

US Pat. No. 9,937,741

PRINT QUALITY MONITORING DEVICE FOR A COLOUR PRINTING PROCESS

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A method for performing color print quality monitoring for a color printing process, the method comprising:determining a calibration distance between a spectrophotometer and an associated calibration patch that provides a maximum luminescence value detected by the spectrophotometer, wherein the determining of the calibration distance comprises:
adjusting a height of the spectrophotometer relative the calibration patch to measure a plurality of luminescence values at a plurality of different heights between the spectrophotometer and the calibration patch,
identifying the maximum luminescence value from among the plurality of luminescence values, and
setting the calibration distance as the height, from among the plurality of different heights, at which the maximum luminescence value was measured by the spectrophotometer; and
calibrating the spectrophotometer at the calibration distance, the calibrating including taking a color reading of the calibration patch and adjusting an output response of the spectrophotometer based on a transfer function of the spectrophotometer to compensate for differences between the color reading and a pre-determined reference reading.

US Pat. No. 9,937,598

COVER FOR CUTTING TOOL, HOLDER FOR CUTTING, AND CUTTING DEVICE

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A cutting tool cover that is configured to be set to a cutting tool, which cutting tool includes a shaft with a hollow shaft body and at least one insert attached to an end face of the shaft body and cuts by bringing the at least one insert into contact with a work while rotating the shaft body, the cutting tool cover comprising:a body portion configured to be fixed to a portion of the shaft body so as to fixedly rotate with the shaft body, said body portion having an internal conduit defined by an internal wall of the body portion, which internal wall is configured to be positioned radially inward of an outer peripheral extremity of the end face of the hollow shaft body; and
an extension portion extended outward from a circumferential edge of the body portion over an entire circumference of the body portion and being configured to be axially fixed in position relative to the shaft so as to preclude axial adjustment, relative to the shaft, of a face of the extension surface that is most proximate to a contact surface of the work, and said extension portion is configured as to extend over the contact surface of the work when being cut and to extend radially outward of the outer peripheral extremity of the end face of the hollow shaft body, and said extension portion being formed of a material having a thermal conductivity value of at least 150W/m·K.

US Pat. No. 9,936,790

COSMETIC APPLICATOR

ZEN DESIGN SOLUTIONS LIMI...

1. An applicator comprising:a stem having a proximal end and a distal end;
at least two applicator elements at the distal end of the stem;
wherein one of the at least two applicator elements comprises at least one filament, the at least one filament is at least partially constructed from a thermal storage material;
wherein at least one end of the at least one filament is attached to the distal end of the stem;
wherein the at least one applicator element comprises at least two loops extending in a direction of the applicator;
wherein the at least two loops comprising a first loop and a second loop;
wherein the first loop is formed by giving a first reverse bend to at least one portion of the at least one filament, in a direction towards the distal end of the stem such that a concave side of the first reverse bend of the first loop faces towards the distal end of the stem;
wherein the second loop is formed by giving a second reverse bend to at least one another portion of the at least one filament, in a direction towards the distal end of the stem such that a concave side of the second reverse bend of the second loop faces towards the distal end of the stem; and
wherein one of the at least two applicator elements at least partially surrounds other of the at least two applicator elements.

US Pat. No. 9,942,830

SESSION SETUP IN AN ENERGY-EFFICIENT CELLULAR WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Koninklijke KPN N.V., Th...

1. In a telecommunication system comprising a decision unit, a large area cell (LA-cell), a plurality of small area cells (SA-cells) and a terminal, a method for facilitating establishment of a data connection between the terminal and at least one of the plurality of the SA-cells, the method comprising:while the terminal is in an idle mode and is camping on the LA-cell:
establishing a signaling connection between the terminal and the LA-cell;
transmitting configuration data from the LA-cell to the terminal via the signaling connection;
transmitting the configuration data from the LA-cell to the plurality of SA-cells;
broadcasting a signal from the terminal in accordance with the configuration data;
determining in each of the plurality of SA-cells one or more properties of the signal, the properties being indicative of propagation conditions between the terminal and each of the plurality of SA-cells; and
providing a report to the decision unit from each of the plurality of SA-cells, the report comprising data indicative of at least a portion of the determined properties.

US Pat. No. 9,941,645

COMPACT PLUG ASSEMBLIES FOR PLUG AND SOCKET UNIT ISOLATOR SYSTEMS FOR MOTOR CONTROL CENTERS (MCC)

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An electrical plug assembly configured to cooperate with a socket assembly, comprising:a laterally extending insulated support;
a plurality of laterally spaced apart vertically oriented conductive bars held by the insulated support, wherein when the laterally extending insulated support is held in a horizontal operative orientation, the conductive bars have a length sufficient to extend above and below the insulated support;
a plurality of line side conductive plugs held by the conductive bars, wherein when the laterally extending insulated support is held in the horizontal operative orientation, the plurality of line side conductive plugs reside above the insulated support; and
a plurality of load side conductive plugs held by the conductive bars, wherein when the laterally extending insulated support is held in the horizontal operative orientation, the plurality of load side conductive plugs reside below the insulated support, spaced apart from the plurality of load side plugs.

US Pat. No. 9,938,938

DISTRIBUTOR HAVING TWO CHANNELS AND A SINGLE MOTOR OPERATING IN A SINGLE DIRECTION

Valeo Systemes de Control...

1. A double distributor for distributing the intake fluid of an internal combustion engine and controlling the temperature thereof, the distributor comprising:a body in which a first and a second channel for circulating said intake fluid are arranged, first and second shutters being respectively positioned in said channels in order to distribute the flow passing through said channels; and
a motor for actuating said shutters and kinematics simultaneously actuating the first shutter and the second shutter according to a movement law in response to an actuation of said motor, said kinematics comprising an inactive position in which said shutters are positioned when no force is provided by said actuating motor,
wherein said kinematics are configured such that said shutters can follow the whole of said movement law under the action of the motor from said inactive position without returning to said position.

US Pat. No. 9,937,149

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF NONALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE AND/OR LIPODYSTROPHY

Coherus Biosciences, Inc....

1. A method of treating a disease associated with insulin resistance selected from a nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), a lipodystrophic syndrome or a combination thereof comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically effective salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,942,895

BURST GROUPING WITH REDUCED OVERHEAD

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A receiver comprising:a processing circuit; and
a non-transitory data storage medium,
wherein the processing circuit is programmed to receive a plurality of group burst packets including a first burst packet and a second burst packet, the first burst packet having a group header, and wherein the first burst packet and the second burst packet are encoded with a unique word associated with a color, a value, and an associated time slot; and
wherein the processing circuit is programmed to associate the second burst packet to the first burst packet based on the color and value associated with the unique word used to encode the second burst packet and a received time slot at which the second burst packet is received,
wherein the processing circuit is programmed to determine that the second burst packet is associated with the first burst packet if the received time slot of the second burst packet is different from the associated time slot.

US Pat. No. 9,941,850

FULLY DIFFERENTIAL OPERATIONAL AMPLIFIER

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A fully differential operational amplifier, comprising:first and second amplifier input nodes;
first and second amplifier output nodes;
a differential input stage having a first input coupled to the first amplifier input node, a second input coupled to the second amplifier input node, a first output coupled to a first intermediary node and a second output coupled to a second intermediary node;
a level shifting and amplification stage having first and second outputs, the level shifting and amplification stage including:
a fully differential amplification stage having a positive input coupled to the first intermediary node, a negative input coupled to the second intermediary node, a negative output, and a positive output;
a first compensation transistor having a first conduction terminal coupled to the first intermediary node, a second conduction terminal coupled to the first output of the level shifting and amplification stage, and a control terminal coupled to the negative output of the fully differential amplification stage; and
a second compensation transistor having a first conduction terminal coupled to the second intermediary node, a second conduction terminal coupled to the second output of the level shifting and amplification stage, and a control terminal coupled to the positive output of the fully differential amplification stage;
a positive output stage having an input coupled to first output of the level shifting and amplification stage, and an output coupled to the first amplifier output node, the positive output stage including a first compensating capacitor coupled between the first amplifier output node and the positive input of the fully differential amplification stage at the first intermediary node; and
a negative output stage having an input coupled to the first output of the level shifting and amplification stage and an output coupled to the second amplifier output node, the negative output stage including a second compensating capacitor coupled between the second amplifier output node and the negative input of the fully differential amplification stage at the second intermediary node.

US Pat. No. 9,941,085

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS, AND MOVABLE ARM ASSEMBLY AND MOVABLE ARM THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A movable arm for a movable arm assembly of an electrical switching apparatus, said movable arm assembly comprising a first separable contact, said electrical switching apparatus comprising a housing, an operating handle coupled to said housing, and a second separable contact disposed internal said housing and being structured to engage said first separable contact, said movable arm comprising:a first arm member structured to be coupled to said first separable contact; and
a second arm member coupled to said first arm member, said second arm member being structured to be coupled to said operating handle,
wherein said first arm member is made from a first copper material and said second arm member is made from a second, different copper material;
wherein said first arm member has a first coefficient of thermal expansion; and wherein said second arm member has a second coefficient of thermal expansion substantially the same as the first coefficient of thermal expansion.

US Pat. No. 9,938,121

CRANE ASSEMBLY

Oshkosh Corporation, Osh...

1. A crane assembly, comprising:a main body;
a boom extending from the main body and comprising a tubular main section and a tubular extension section telescopically nested within the tubular main section, the tubular main section having a top side, an opposing underside, and a sidewall separating the top side of the tubular main section from the opposing underside of the tubular main section, wherein the boom has a first end pivotally coupled to the main body;
a hoist coupled to at least one of the first end of the boom and the main body;
a sheave disposed at an opposing second end of the boom opposite to the main body, wherein the first end and the opposing second end are separated by a length of the boom;
a hook assembly including a hook hanging below at least a portion of the boom, wherein the crane assembly is configured for lifting items via the hook;
a cable extending from the hoist, along the length of the boom along the top side of the tubular main section, over the sheave, and downward to the opposing underside of the tubular main section to the hook assembly such that the hook is coupled to the opposing second end of the boom by the cable; and
a projection extending outward from the boom and toward the main body, wherein the projection is configured to receive the hook over an end of the projection such that tension in the cable maintains the hook in place on the projection, and wherein gravity is sufficient to release the hook from the projection when the boom is raised and the tension in the cable is released.

US Pat. No. 9,937,810

CHARGING AND DISCHARGING OF DC MICROGRID ENERGY STORAGE

Robert Bosch LLC, Broadv...

1. A power distribution system for a building comprising:a direct-current (DC) bus;
at least one power consuming device connected to the DC bus and configured to receive DC power from the DC bus;
a DC power supply connected to the DC bus, the DC power supply being configured to provide DC power to the DC bus by converting alternating-current (AC) power from an electrical grid;
a plurality of energy storage devices connected to the DC bus via a plurality of switching devices, each energy storage device in the plurality of energy storage devices having minimal degradation when operated with a state of charge between an respective upper threshold and a respective lower threshold, each switching device in the plurality of switching devices being configured to charge a respective one energy storage device in the plurality of energy storage devices by drawing DC power from the DC bus and to provide power to the DC bus by discharging the respective energy storage device; and
a control system operatively connected to the plurality of switching devices and configured to:
generate a schedule for charging and discharging the plurality energy storage devices, the schedule including a plurality of time periods during which the plurality of energy storage devices are to be one of charged and discharged;
in response to the generated schedule indicating that the plurality of energy storage devices are to be discharged, operating the plurality of switching devices to discharge energy storage devices in the plurality of energy storage devices that have states of charge greater than their respective upper thresholds before discharging energy storage devices in the plurality of energy storage devices that have states of charge less than their respective upper thresholds; and
in response to the generated schedule indicating that the plurality of energy storage devices are to be charged, operating the plurality of switching devices to charge energy storage devices in the plurality of energy storage devices that have states of charge less than their respective lower thresholds before charging energy storage devices in the plurality of energy storage devices that have states of charge greater than their respective lower thresholds.

US Pat. No. 9,937,771

VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING APPARATUS

SANDEN HOLDINGS CORPORATI...

1. A vehicle air conditioning apparatus comprising:a compressor configured to compress and discharge a refrigerant;
a radiator configured to release heat from the refrigerant;
a heat exchanger configured to absorb the heat into the refrigerant;
an outdoor heat exchanger configured to release the heat from or absorb the heat into the refrigerant;
a heating refrigerant circuit configured to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow into the radiator, to allow the refrigerant to flow into the outdoor heat exchanger via an expansion part, and allow the refrigerant to be sucked into the compressor;
a heating and dehumidifying refrigerant circuit configured to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow into the radiator, to allow part of the refrigerant to flow into the heat exchanger via the expansion part while allowing a remaining refrigerant to flow into the outdoor heat exchanger via the expansion part, and to allow the refrigerant to be sucked into the compressor;
a cooling, or cooling and dehumidifying refrigerant circuit configured to allow the refrigerant discharged from the compressor to flow into the radiator, to allow the refrigerant to flow into the outdoor heat exchanger, to allow the refrigerant to flow into the heat exchanger via the expansion part and to allow the refrigerant to be sucked into the compressor; and
a high-pressure refrigerant flow regulating valve provided in a refrigerant flow passage between the radiator and the outdoor heat exchanger in the cooling, or cooling and dehumidifying refrigerant circuit, the high-pressure refrigerant flow regulating valve being able to regulate an amount of the refrigerant flowing out of the radiator and into the outdoor heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 9,936,711

CONTINUOUS DRYING FOR ANTARCTIC KRILL AND PROCESSING OF SHELLED ANTARTIC KRILL ON BOARD

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY OF TE...

1. A continuous on-board drying method for Antarctic krill, which comprises the following steps:1) cleaning and sorting of fishing materials: the fresh and live krill is cleaned by seawater, sorted, and then dewatered using a vibrating screen;
2) after treated in step 1), the krill is put evenly onto a conveyor belt to enter a multilayer drying cabinet, heated rapidly up to 70° C. using one or several infra-red rays ranging from 1 ?m to 400 ?m, which can inactivate the low-temperature proteinase and polyphenoloxidase;
3) after treated in step 2), the krill is subjected to hot-air drying at 55° C.-90° C. until the moisture content of the krill falls to not more than 40%;
4) impurities mixing in the krill obtained in step 3) are removed by vacuum;
5) after treated in step 4), the krill is put into a cooling cabinet and cooled at ?15° C.˜5° C. for 15 min to make the temperature of the krill decrease rapidly to 0° C.˜10° C. and then dried krill is obtained.

US Pat. No. 9,941,700

UTILITY SCALE RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEM CONTROLS FOR RAMP-RATE, VOLTAGE, AND FREQUENCY MANAGEMENT

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A renewable energy system coupled to a point of interconnection of an electrical distribution system, comprising:a plurality of renewable energy sources each including a renewable source inverter structured to output a renewable source power, the renewable source inverter of each of the renewable energy sources being coupled to a distribution line through a respective transformer at a respective renewable source coupling point on the distribution line in a manner wherein the renewable source powers of the renewable source inverters combine additively; and
an energy storage source including an energy storage device coupled to an energy storage inverter, wherein the energy storage inverter is coupled to the distribution line at an energy storage source coupling point on the distribution line, wherein the energy storage source coupling point is located downstream of each of the renewable source coupling points and between the point of interconnection and each of the renewable source coupling points; and
a control system operatively coupled to the energy storage source and the number of renewable energy sources, wherein the control system is structured and configured to: (i) control a voltage at the point of interconnection by controlling a renewable source reactive power output by each of the renewable source inverters based on a reactive power command calculated for each of the renewable source inverters and an energy storage reactive power output by the energy storage inverter, wherein for each renewable source inverter the reactive power command is calculated based on an impedance value comprising a total impedance of a portion of the distribution line and each of the respective transformers located between the renewable source inverter and the point of interconnection, and (ii) provide power ramp rate control for the renewable energy system by controlling at least one of a renewable source real power output by each of the renewable source inverters and a first energy storage real power output by the energy storage inverter.

US Pat. No. 9,941,566

EXCITATION AND USE OF GUIDED SURFACE WAVE MODES ON LOSSY MEDIA

CPG TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, I...

1. A guided surface waveguide probe, comprising:a charge terminal elevated over a lossy conducting medium; and
a coupling circuit configured to couple an excitation source to the charge terminal, the coupling circuit configured to provide a voltage to the charge terminal that establishes an electric field having a wave tilt (W) that intersects the lossy conducting medium at a tangent of a complex Brewster angle (?i,B) at a Hankel crossover distance (Rx) from the guided surface waveguide probe.

US Pat. No. 9,941,259

LED MODULE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A display module comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of electrode patterns having a predetermined height arranged in a matrix on the substrate; and
a plurality of groups of LED chips arranged in a matrix on the substrate so as to have the same height as a whole and correspond to the electrode patterns,
wherein:
each of the electrode patterns comprises a common electrode pad aligned to a first end line parallel to the lengthwise direction of the matrix, and a first individual electrode pad, a second individual electrode pad, and a third individual electrode pad aligned to a second end line parallel to the first end line and located between the first end line and the second end line;
each of the groups of LED chips comprises a first LED chip, a second LED chip, and a third LED chip arrayed in a line along the lengthwise direction and emitting light at different wavelengths when power is applied thereto;
each of the first LED chip, the second LED chip, and the third LED chip has an epilayer structure comprising a laminate structure of a light transmission growth substrate, a first conductive semiconductor layer, an active layer, and a second conductive semiconductor layer and has a first area where the second conductive semiconductor layer is exposed and a second area where the first conductive semiconductor layer is exposed;
the first LED chip has a 1st first electrode bonded to the first individual electrode pad through a 1st first bump formed on the first area and a 1st second electrode bonded to the common electrode pad through a 1st second bump formed on the second area at the side facing the substrate;
the second LED chip has a 2nd first electrode bonded to the second individual electrode pad through a 2nd first bump formed on the first area and a 2nd second electrode bonded to the common electrode pad through a 2nd second bump formed on the second area at the side facing the substrate;
the third LED chip has a 3rd first electrode bonded to the third individual electrode pad through a 3rd first bump formed on the first area and a 3rd second electrode bonded to the common electrode pad through a 3rd second bump formed on the second area at the side facing the substrate; and
the first area of the first LED chip, the first area of the second LED chip, and the first area of the third LED chip have the same height, the second area of the first LED chip, the second area of the second LED chip, and the second area of the third LED chip have the same height, the 1st first bump, the 2nd first bump, and the 3rd first bump have the same first height when finally compressed, the 1st second bump, the 2nd second bump, and the 3rd second bump have the same second height when finally compressed, and the first height and the second height are determined so as to compensate for different heights of the first LED chip, the second LED chip, and the third LED chip due to the step height between the first areas and the second areas.