US Pat. No. 9,954,417

BRUSHLESS DC MOTOR POWER TOOL WITH COMBINED PCB DESIGN

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

8. A power tool comprising:a brushless direct current (DC) motor having a rotor and a stator, wherein the rotor is coupled to a motor shaft to produce a rotational output;
a transmission coupled to the motor shaft configured to be driven by the rotational output;
a combined printed circuit board (PCB) having a Hall sensor, power switching elements, and a first through-hole, wherein the power switching elements are mounted on the combined PCB in a flat orientation and wherein the motor shaft extends through the first through-hole;
a heat sink attached to an end of the brushless DC motor, wherein the heat sink has a second through-hole through which the motor shaft extends and wherein the heat sink is located between the brushless DC motor and the combined PCB;
a control PCB configured to receive motor positional information from the Hall sensor and control the power switching elements to drive the brushless DC motor; and
a cable connector located on the combined PCB, wherein the cable connector is configured to receive a cable that communicatively couples the combined PCB with the control PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,953,790

ELECTRICAL SWITCHING APPARATUS AND SENSING ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A sensing assembly for an electrical switching apparatus, said electrical switching apparatus comprising a base having a pocket portion, and a bus bar coupled to said base, said sensing assembly comprising:a housing structured to be coupled to said pocket portion;
a power harvester coupled to said housing;
a current sensor coupled to said housing; and
a voltage sensing circuit disposed internal with respect to said housing and being structured to be electrically connected to said bus bar.

US Pat. No. 9,955,496

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, USER TERMINAL, AND NETWORK APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A mobile communication system comprising:a first user terminal;
a second user terminal;
a third user terminal; and
a controller configured to control radio resources which are assigned to transmit user data through direct communication between terminals, wherein
the first user terminal performs the direct communication with the second user terminal,
the first user terminal performs the direct communication with the third user terminal,
the second user terminal and the third user terminal do not perform the direct communication with each other,
the first user terminal receives first information on radio resources assigned by the second user terminal to perform the direct communication between the first user terminal and the second user terminal,
the first user terminal receives second information on radio resources assigned by the third user terminal to perform the direct communication between the first user terminal and the third user terminal, and
the controller performs a mediation of assigned radio resources such that the radio resources assigned by the second user terminal and the radio resources assigned by the third user terminal do not overlap each other.

US Pat. No. 9,955,598

CLAMPING APPARATUS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A clamping apparatus, comprising:a chassis comprising a blocking post and a blocking tab;
two clamping members comprising:
a first clamping member, comprising a first main body, a first clamping portion extending from the first main body, and a first engaging post; the first main body comprising a receiving portion, a sliding slot defined in the first main body, the blocking post extending into the sliding slot; a receiving hole defined in the receiving portion, the receiving portion comprising a blocking portion on one side of the receiving hole; the blocking tab extending into the receiving hole; and
a second clamping member, comprising a second main body and a second clamping portion extending from the second main body;
an elastic element located in the receiving portion, the elastic element located in the receiving hole;
a driving pole rotatable relative to the chassis;
a cam engaging with the driving pole, and comprising a first cam flange abutting to the first engaging post; and
a cover mounting to the chassis, and the two clamping members and the cam being located between the chassis and the cover;
wherein the cam is rotated driven by the driving pole, the first cam flange is configured to urge the first engaging post to move the first clamping member away from the second clamping member.

US Pat. No. 9,955,510

METHOD AND TERMINAL FOR DISTRIBUTED ACCESS

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A method for allowing a first terminal to perform a distributed access in a first frame including a plurality of data channels, the method comprising:establishing a peer-to-peer communication between the first terminal and a second terminal in a wireless network using a peering identifier unique to the first terminal and the second terminal;
mapping, by the first terminal, a first data channel among the data channels to the first terminal;
mapping, by the first terminal, a scheduling priority of the first terminal; and
determining, by the first terminal, positions, in the first data channel, of resources of a first message as a resource request message and a second message as a response message for the first message according to the scheduling priority;
receiving, by the second terminal, the first message from terminals having scheduling priorities that are higher than the scheduling priority of the first terminal;
calculating, by the second terminal, an offset indicating a position of a scheduled resource by using the first message received from the terminals having the scheduling priorities that are higher than the scheduling priority of the first terminal; and
transmitting, by the second terminal to the first terminal, the second message including the offset and an allocated slots field indicating an amount of resources that are allocated for the first terminal in response to a first message from the first terminal,
wherein the first message includes a required slots field indicating an amount of resources that are necessary for the first terminal to perform data transmission over the first data channel; and
performing, by the first terminal, data transmission at the determined position of the resources allocated for the first terminal indicated by the second message.

US Pat. No. 9,955,487

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving downlink data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:checking, by a user equipment (UE), a transmission parameter related to data transmitted from an interfering cell;
determining, by the UE, whether a demodulation reference signal (DMRS)-based interference signal is present or not based on the transmission parameter;
determining, by the UE, whether a cell specific reference signal (CRS)-based interference signal is present or not based on the transmission parameter, if the DMRS-based interference signal is not present;
determining, by the UE, whether to apply network assisted interference cancellation and suppression (NAICS) technology based on at least one of the transmission parameter or whether the interference signal is present or not;
decoding, by the UE, the downlink data depending on whether to apply the NAICS technology;
generating a DMRS sequence using the transmission parameter; and
calculating a log likelihood ratio (LLR) by applying the NAICS to remove the interference signal, or calculating a LLR by considering the interference signal,
wherein the DMRS-based interference signal is determined to be present or not with respect to an antenna port whose port number p is 7 or 8, and
wherein the downlink data is decoded using the calculated LLR.

US Pat. No. 9,955,500

SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTICAST BROADCAST SERVICE

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A device, comprising:a memory; and
a processor operably coupled to the memory,
wherein the processor, when executing program instructions stored in the memory, is configured to:
determine whether a first multicast service is provided during a first period;
generate a first message comprising a first identifier and a first value, wherein the first identifier and the first value are related to the first multicast service;
cause the device to transmit the first message during the first period; and
if the first multicast service is provided during the first period, cause the device to transmit at least a part of the first multicast service during the first period, the first value in the first message indicating when the first multicast service ends within the first period,
wherein if the first multicast service is not provided during the first period, the first value in the first message is a predetermined value to indicate that the first multicast service is not provided during the first period.

US Pat. No. 9,955,484

POSITION INFORMATION BASED ACCESS TO A SHARED RADIO ACCESS CHANNEL

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method for operating a mobile radio device, comprising:using location/position information of the mobile radio device to perform a modulo operation to select, by the mobile radio device, a radio access resource from a plurality of radio access resources shared among a plurality of mobile radio devices, wherein the location/position information of the mobile radio device represents a position relative to a local reference location within an access region with which the plurality of radio access resources are associated; and
sending a transmission from the mobile radio device on a wireless shared radio access channel using the selected radio access resource.

US Pat. No. 9,955,199

TRANSFER OF CONSUMABLE DATA TO VEHICLES

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A method for transferring consumable data objects from a source server computer system to a vehicle server computer system, the method comprising:detecting availability of a first data communications link from the vehicle server computer system to the source server computer system;
generating a count of consumable data objects stored on the vehicle server computer system, each consumable data object being assignable exclusively to a single device, with an assignment of a given one of the consumable data objects to the single device being irrevocable for assignment to other devices;
if the first data communications link is detected, transmitting the count of the number of consumable data objects stored on the vehicle server computer system to the source server computer system over the first data communications link;
deriving, on the source computer system, an identifier of the vehicle server computer system, the identifier being derived from the first data communications link; and
associating, on the source server computer system, the count of the number of consumable data objects stored on the vehicle server computer system with a derived identifier of the vehicle server computer system; wherein the consumable data object is a cryptographic key.

US Pat. No. 9,955,617

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT MOUNTING METHOD AND MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electronic circuit component mounting method for mounting both a first type electronic circuit component and a second type electronic circuit component on one circuit substrate held by a circuit-substrate conveying and holding device using an electronic circuit component mounting machine that includes(a) a mounting machine main body,
(b) the circuit-substrate conveying and holding device which is held by the mounting machine main body, conveys the circuit substrate, and fixes and holds the circuit substrate,
(c) one or more mounting-machine-main-body-side feeders which are held by the mounting machine main body, and supply the first type electronic circuit components,
(d) a head main body which is moved with respect to the mounting machine main body by a head moving device to any position on a movement plane covering the circuit-substrate conveying and holding device and the mounting-machine-main-body-side feeders,
(e) one or more head-side feeders that are held by the head main body, and supply the second type electronic circuit components, and
(f) a mounting device which includes a rotation holding body that is rotatably held by the head main body and a plurality of component holding tools that are held by the rotation holding body, receives the first type electronic circuit component from the mounting-machine-main-body-side feeder and the second type electronic circuit component from the head-side feeder by rotating the rotation holding body with respect to the head main body and the head-side feeder to position the plurality of component holding tools such that individual component holding tools can receive the first and second type electronic circuit components and mounts the received first and second type components on the circuit substrate held by the circuit-substrate conveying and holding device using the plurality of component holding tools, the method comprising:
determining an order of receiving the first type electronic circuit components and the second type electronic circuit components using the plurality of component holding tools, so as to reduce the number of times the head main body moves between the circuit-substrate conveying and holding device and the mounting-machine-main-body-side feeders by the head moving device during mounting of the first and second components on the circuit substrate held by the circuit-substrate conveying and holding device using the plurality of component holding tools; and
rotating the rotation holding body to change positions of the plurality of component holding tools so that the plurality of component holding tools receive the first type electronic circuit components from the mounting-machine-main-body-side feeder and the second type electronic components from the head-side feeder in the determined order of receiving.

US Pat. No. 9,954,127

SOLAR MODULE CLAMP

NEXTracker Inc., Fremont...

1. A solar module system comprising:a first solar module comprising a first frame structure with a first groove disposed in the first frame structure;
a second solar module comprising a second frame structure with a second groove disposed in the second frame structure; and
an attachment member having:
a body that extends along a longitudinal axis of the attachment member,
a first rail protruding from a first side surface of the body and extending along the longitudinal axis,
a second rail protruding from a second side surface of the body and extending along the longitudinal axis, the second rail protruding in an opposite direction to a direction in which the first rail protrudes,
wherein, the longitudinal axis is aligned with a direction of the first groove and a direction of the second groove, and the first rail fits inside of the first groove and the second rail fits inside the second groove,
wherein a first locking device is disposed in a first space of the first rail, the first locking device comprising a first locking structure configured to operably couple to the first groove first in a locking position rather than a first unlocked position such that the first locking position and the first unlocked position is configured using a quarter turn of the first locking structure;
wherein a second locking device is disposed in a second space of the second rail, the second locking device comprising a second locking structure configured to operably couple to the second groove in a second locking position rather than a second unlocked position such that the second locking position and the second unlocked position is configured using a quarter turn of the second locking structure.

US Pat. No. 9,955,611

PRESSURE STRUCTURE AND PRESSURE UNIT

NHK Spring Co., Ltd., Yo...

1. A pressure structure that is arranged between a first pressed body and a second pressed body facing the first pressed body and applies a pressure to the first pressed body and the second pressed body, the pressure structure comprising:a first spring member including:
a center portion which is in contact with the first pressed body;
two end portions, each of which is in contact with the second pressed body; and
two arm portions which extend from the center portion toward the different end portions; and
a second spring member including:
a center portion which is in contact with the second pressed body;
two end portions, each of which is in contact with the first pressed body; and
two arm portions which extend from the center portion toward the different end portions, wherein
the first spring member and the second spring member are alternately arranged in their width directions to allow a part of the center portion of the first spring member to overlap a part of the center portion of the second spring member when seen from the first or second pressed body, and
the first spring member and the second spring member have shapes in which the respective arm portions thereof do not interfere with each other at least without a load.

US Pat. No. 9,955,620

FORMATION OF EQUIPMENT FAMILIES ON FITTING LINES

1. A method for determination of equipment families for a fitting line for populating circuit boards with electronic components, the method comprising:initially forming, by a processor, a plurality of equipment families;
assigning, by the processor, circuit boards to each equipment family of the plurality of equipment families, wherein the circuit boards for each equipment family of the plurality of equipment families have one or more associated component types and a track usage;
selecting one equipment family of the plurality of equipment families;
distributing, by the processor, the circuit boards of the selected one equipment family across the other equipment families of the plurality of equipment families by integer linear programming,
wherein each equipment family of the plurality of equipment families is a respective group of circuit boards that are populatable on the fitting line without changing a number of component types that are held ready at the fitting line for populating, and
wherein initially forming the plurality of equipment families comprises:
selecting a circuit board having assigned component types that exhibit a largest track usage as compared to the track usage of circuit boards associated with the plurality of equipment families;
assigning the selected circuit board to another equipment family of the plurality of equipment families, or
wherein selecting one equipment family of the plurality of equipment families comprises selecting one equipment family of the plurality of equipment families having assigned circuit boards with a smallest number of component types as compared to the number of component types of assigned circuit boards of the other equipment families of the plurality of equipment families.

US Pat. No. 9,955,615

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF LOADING COMPONENTS

HANWHA TECHWIN CO., LTD.,...

1. A component loading apparatus comprising:a work table comprising a working plane;
a component recognizer configured to recognize components placed on the working plane of the work table; a rotary head configured to suck the components;
a tray support for supporting a tray on which the components sucked by the rotary head are loaded; and
an impurity remover configured to remove impurities attached onto the components in at least one of a first state of being placed on the working plane of the work table and a second state of being sucked by the head.

US Pat. No. 9,954,352

POWER SYSTEM INCLUDING A CIRCUIT PROVIDING SMART ZONE SELECTIVE INTERLOCKING COMMUNICATION

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A power system comprising:a plurality of main circuit interrupters, each of said main circuit interrupters including:
a line input,
a load output, and
a zone selective interlocking input;
a plurality of tie circuit interrupters, at least one of said tie circuit interrupters including:
a first terminal electrically connected to the load output of a first one of said main circuit interrupters,
a second terminal electrically connected to the load output of a different second one of said main circuit interrupters,
separable contacts electrically connected between said first terminal and said second terminal, said separable contacts having an open state and a closed state,
a zone selective interlocking input, and
a zone selective interlocking output;
a plurality of feeder circuit interrupters, each of said feeder circuit interrupters including:
a line input electrically connected to the load output of one of said main circuit interrupters,
a load output, and
a zone selective interlocking output; and
a circuit structured to block communication, at least when said at least one of said tie circuit interrupters is in its open state, of the zone selective interlocking output of one of the feeder circuit interrupters having the line input electrically connected to the load output of said first one of said main circuit interrupters to the zone selective interlocking input of said different second one of said main circuit interrupters.

US Pat. No. 9,951,692

SUPPORT STRUCTURE FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

GKN Aerospace Sweden AB, ...

1. A support structure for a gas turbine engine, said support structure comprising:an axial extension in an axial direction and a circumferential extension in a circumferential direction;
a plurality of separate tubular members of a first material type arranged in sequence in said circumferential direction, each tubular member at least partially delimiting a flow guiding passage extending at least partially in said axial direction;
a leading portion and a trailing portion in said axial direction;
a leading edge member of a second material type, said leading edge member being located at said leading portion, at least two of said tubular members being fixedly attached to the leading edge member; and
a trailing edge member, said trailing edge member being located at said trailing portion, at least two of said tubular members being fixedly attached to the trailing edge member;
said first material type being different from said second material type;
wherein said leading edge member includes an inner leading edge segment, an outer leading edge segment, and at least one leading edge vane portion extending between said inner leading edge segment and said outer leading edge segment;
said trailing edge member includes an inner trailing edge segment, an outer trailing edge segment, and at least one trailing edge vane portion extending between said inner trailing edge segment and said outer trailing edge segment;
at least two of said tubular members are fixedly attached to each of the leading edge member and the trailing edge member such that said leading edge vane portion and said trailing edge vane portion form a leading edge and a trailing edge respectively separating the at least two tubular members to form a tubular-member cavity between them;
wherein each of said at least two tubular members engages said inner leading edge segment, said outer leading edge segment, and said leading edge vane portion;
wherein each of said at least two tubular members engages said inner trailing edge segment, said outer trailing edge segment, and said trailing edge vane portion; and
each of the leading edge vane portion and the trailing edge vane portion comprise a vane-portion cavity, wherein each vane-portion cavity is configured to communicate with the tubular-member cavity formed between the at least two tubular members.

US Pat. No. 9,950,790

AIR VEHICLE FLIGHT MECHANISM AND CONTROL METHOD

AEROVIRONMENT, INC., Mon...

1. An air vehicle, comprising:a processor;
at least one drive motor in communication with the processor;
a first flapping wing in communication with one of the at least one drive motor; and
a second flapping wing in communication with one of the at least one drive motors;
wherein the processor and the at least one drive motor are configured to drive the first and second flapping wings to provide lift and control moments without the benefit of either horizontal or vertical stabilizers;
wherein the processor is configured to provide commands resulting in first and second wing movement selected from the group consisting of: variable differential sweep angles of deflection of the first and second flappable wings in the course of respective sweep angles of travel, variable differential luffing of the respective first and second flapping wings, and variable and differential angular velocity of the respective first and second flapping wings.

US Pat. No. 9,950,387

PLASMA TORCH POWER CIRCUIT AND COOLING SYSTEM

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A plasma arc cutting system comprising:a power supply configured to support generation of a plasma arc, the power supply including a multi-pulse transformer and a plurality of semiconductor switches directly connected to a bank of capacitors; and
a thermal regulation system connected to the power supply and configured to cool the multi-pulse transformer, the thermal regulation system further comprising:
a cold plate in contact with the semiconductor switches;
a fluid conduit disposed within the cold plate; and
a pump connected to the conduit and configured to direct a coolant fluid through the conduit,
wherein the power supply has at least one of the following operating requirements:
(i) a weight to power ratio of 22.4 pounds per kilowatt;
(ii) a volume to power ratio of 1366 cubic inches per kilowatt;
(iii) an average chopper semiconductor device case temperature of 100 degrees Centigrade during a cutting operation;
(iv) a maximum transformer temperature of about 133 degrees Centigrade during a cutting operation.

US Pat. No. 9,955,613

COOLER AND POWER ELECTRONIC MODULE HAVING THE SAME

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A power electronic module comprising:a first power device having a first switching element;
a second power device having a second switching element; and
a cooler having a coolant passage to cool the first and second power devices, the cooler including a first inner fin and a second inner fin in the coolant passage, wherein
the first power device and the second power device are disposed along a flow direction of the coolant passage so that the first power device is arranged on an upstream side of the coolant passage from the second power device,
the first and second inner fins are disposed along the flow direction corresponding to the first and second power devices so that the first inner fin is arranged on the upstream side from the second inner fin,
the first inner fin has a corrugated passage and a straight passage, and
the straight passage bypasses the corrugated passage along the flow direction, wherein
the corrugated passage is arranged on a central side of the coolant passage corresponding to the first switching element,
the straight passage is arranged on a peripheral side of the coolant passage, and
the straight passage has a downstream end, which is directed toward the central side from the peripheral side of the coolant passage.

US Pat. No. 9,955,616

HEADER PANEL ASSEMBLY FOR PREVENTING AIR CIRCULATION ABOVE ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. A method of preventing air circulation above an electronic equipment enclosure in a hot/cold aisle air containment system, the method comprising:providing a frame structure adapted to be at least partially covered by one or more panels to define an interior space, the frame structure including at least one horizontal member;
installing at least one electronic equipment enclosure at least partially within the frame structure such that an opening exists between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member;
installing a header panel assembly between a top of the at least one electronic equipment enclosure and the at least one horizontal member of the frame structure, the header panel assembly including a pair of panels engaged with one another;
adjusting a first of the pair of panels in a horizontal direction relative to a second of the pair of panels to substantially cover a width dimension of the opening; and
adjusting the pair of panels, together, in a vertical direction relative to the at least one horizontal member to substantially cover a height dimension of the opening
wherein installing the header panel assembly includes mounting a pair of fixed brackets, each with a clamp fastener, to the at least one horizontal member, and clamping the pair of panels to the pair of fixed brackets using the clamp fasteners.

US Pat. No. 9,953,893

POWER ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

ABB Technology Oy, Helsi...

1. A power electronic assembly comprising a power electronic module incorporating multiple of semiconductor power electronic switch components, the power electronic module comprising a base plate with a bottom surface,the power electronic assembly comprises further a cooling arrangement for cooling the power electronic module, the cooling arrangement comprising a cooling surface adapted to be attached against the bottom surface of the base plate of the power electronic module, wherein
the power electronic assembly comprises further a thermal interface material arranged between the bottom surface of the base plate of the power electronic module and the cooling surface of the cooling arrangement to transfer heat from the power electronic module to the cooling arrangement, the thermal interface material comprises a metal foil and a solid lubricant coating.

US Pat. No. 9,949,700

MEDICAL DEVICE APPROACHES

InnerOptic Technology, In...

1. A method of medical imaging device guidance, the method comprising:receiving a volumetric medical image, the volumetric medical image including a plurality of image slices;
determining a density of content within the volumetric medical image based at least in part on an intensity value of voxels associated with the content within the volumetric medical image;
receiving an indication of a target location within the volumetric medical image;
identifying based at least in part on the determined density of the content obstructing objects within the volumetric medical image having a density that does not satisfy a density threshold, wherein the density threshold is based at least in part on one or more imaging characteristics of a medical imaging device;
determining a plurality of direct pathways from an approach region of the volumetric medical image to the target location that pass through at least two of the plurality of image slices and that do not pass through the obstructing objects; and
causing a display to concurrently display:
the volumetric medical image, and
a plurality of emplacements on the approach region of the volumetric medical image for emplacement of the medical imaging device based at least in part on the determined plurality of direct pathways.

US Pat. No. 9,955,618

PICK AND PLACE HEAD WITH INTERNAL VACCUM AND AIR PRESSURE SUPPLY, SYSTEM AND METHOD

UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS COR...

1. A dispensing head comprising:a motor;
an air pump operably connected to and powered by the motor, the air pump including a first cylinder and a second cylinder; and
a first spindle connected to the first cylinder of the air pump and the second cylinder of the air pump, wherein the first cylinder of the air pump is configured to create a first airflow in the first spindle, wherein the second cylinder of the air pump is configured to create a second airflow in the first spindle.

US Pat. No. 9,955,489

SMALL CELL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALLOCATING RESOURCE THEREOF

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A method of allocating a resource in a small cell system, the method comprising:performing a base station selection for each user and resource allocation that maximize a signal-to-noise-plus-interference ratio (SINR) by using a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) feedbacked from a user terminal;
broadcasting base station selection for each user and resource allocation information; and
sharing a user terminal data necessary for all small cell base stations by using the resource allocation information and performing a downlink data transmission cooperatively,
wherein performing a base station selection for each user and a resource allocation comprises allocating a first user terminal to a first resource block in a first small cell base station which has a maximum SINR value among resource blocks, and removing slots of the first resource block of a second small cell base station of a second user terminal and a third user terminal, and the first resource block of a third small cell base station, when the first to a third resource blocks exist between the first to the third user terminals, and between the first to the third small cell base stations.

US Pat. No. 9,952,049

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF A VEHICLE ONBOARD NAVIGATION SYSTEM USING ADAPTIVE STOCHASTIC FILTERING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for monitoring performance of a navigation system onboard a vehicle, the method comprising:obtaining, by a vehicle electronic control unit (ECU), a triangulated vehicle location and vehicle motion data, wherein the triangulated vehicle location is obtained from the navigation system, wherein the vehicle motion data is obtained from a vehicle inertial measurement unit (IMU);
computing an estimated vehicle location, by the vehicle ECU, using the triangulated vehicle location and the vehicle motion data, by:
performing a Gaussian distribution function, based on the triangulated vehicle location and the vehicle motion data;
calculating a mean value and a standard deviation value of the Gaussian distribution function, wherein the mean value comprises the estimated vehicle location and a center point of an estimated position circle, and wherein the estimated vehicle location comprises the mean value and the estimated position circle;
calculating, by the vehicle ECU, a probability that the estimated vehicle location exists within an error bound of the triangulated vehicle location, by:
identifying an overlap region comprising an intersection of a first area delineated by the error bound and a second area delineated by the estimated position circle, wherein the error bound comprises a maximum allowable error for the navigation system;
integrating a normal distribution function over the first area delineated by the error bound; and
obtaining a statistical performance index for a specified time frame by filtering the probability with an exponential moving average filter, based on integrating the normal distribution function, wherein the probability comprises the statistical performance index;
comparing the statistical performance index to a predefined threshold, wherein the predefined threshold indicates an allowable minimum probability that the estimated vehicle position exists within the overlap region of the first area and the second area; and
when the probability is less than the predefined threshold, indicating that the estimated vehicle location does not exist within the error bound,
determining, by the vehicle ECU, that the navigation system is operating outside of normal operating limits; and
deactivating an autonomous driving application, by the vehicle ECU.

US Pat. No. 9,951,449

SEWING MACHINE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

UNIVERSAL INSTRUMENTS COR...

1. A method comprising:providing a household type sewing machine, the household type sewing machine including an image capture device;
providing a mobile device;
providing, by a host server, an application to the mobile device,
facilitating, by the application, a connection between the mobile device and the sewing machine,
providing, by the application, instructions relating to a sewing pattern on a display of the mobile device;
capturing, by the image capture device, a video of a workpiece being sewn by the household type sewing machine; and
sending the video captured by the image capture device to a mobile device wirelessly over at least one of an internet and a wireless local area network.

US Pat. No. 9,955,495

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE WITHIN DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A method for coordinating in device coexistence (IDC) interference by a user equipment, the method comprising:transmitting, to an eNodeB (eNB), first assistance information for a first coordination of the IDC interference, wherein the first assistance information comprises a first request for the first coordination to be based on a Frequency Division Multiplexing (FDM) technique;
receiving, from the eNB, a first response to the first assistance information;
if the first response indicates a rejection of the first request, transmitting, to the eNB, second assistance information for a second coordination of the IDC interference, wherein the second assistance information comprises a second request for the second coordination to be based on a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) technique; and
receiving, from the eNB, a second response to the second assistance information, wherein the second response comprises information indicating whether the second request is accepted or rejected.

US Pat. No. 9,954,377

INDUCTIVE ROTARY JOINT

1. An inductive power transfer circuit comprising: at least an inductive rotating coupler having a primary side rotatably arranged against a secondary side,the primary side comprising at least one primary winding,the secondary side comprising at least a first secondary winding and a second secondary winding,wherein said at least the first secondary winding and the second secondary winding have the same number of turns and are oriented to produce output voltages with the same amplitudes and phases, and have first winding outputs and second winding outputs,
wherein the second winding outputs are connected together and are further connected to a first capacitor and a second capacitor, the first capacitor being connected to a positive output and the second capacitor being connected to a negative output,
wherein each of the first winding outputs is independently connected by a first rectifier in a forward direction to the positive output and by a second rectifier in a reverse direction to the negative output, and
wherein the first capacitor and the second capacitor are configured as part of a total resonance capacitance of a series resonance converter.

US Pat. No. 9,951,942

SOLID OXIDE HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYSIS GLOW DISCHARGE CELL

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A system for producing a first steam and a second steam, the system comprising:a glow discharge cell comprising:
an electrically conductive cylindrical vessel having a first end and a second end, and at least one inlet and one outlet;
a hollow electrode aligned with a longitudinal axis of the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel and extending at least from the first end to the second end of the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel, wherein the hollow electrode has an inlet and an outlet,
a first insulator that seals the first end of the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel around the hollow electrode and maintains a substantially equidistant gap between the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel and the hollow electrode,
a second insulator that seals the second end of the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel around the hollow electrode and maintains the substantially equidistant gap between the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel and the hollow electrode, and
a non-conductive granular material disposed within the substantially equidistant gap;
a fluid source, a pump or a valve connected to the inlet of the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel that provides an electrically conductive fluid to the glow discharge cell;
a DC electrical power supply electrically connected to the electrically conductive cylindrical vessel and the hollow electrode; and
wherein the hollow electrode heats up during an electric glow discharge, produces the first steam from the electrically conductive fluid that exits through the outlet of the glow discharge cell, and produces the second steam produced that exits through the outlet of the hollow electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,952,135

MICROFLUIDIC INTERROGATION DEVICE

E. I. Spectra, LLC, Ketc...

1. A microfluidic interrogation apparatus, comprising:a housing;
a microprocessor and an associated memory protected by said housing and operably disposable in-circuit with a microfluidic particle detector to receive particle-related data from said particle detector, wherein said microfluidic particle detector is structured to operate under, or detect, either or both of, the Coulter principle and optically-based phenomena;
a microfluidic path extending through a portion of said housing and arranged to urge particles carried in a fluid through an interrogation zone of said particle detector; and
a display device carried by said housing and disposed operably in-circuit with said microprocessor, said display device being operable to present a visual image representative of particle interrogation data resulting from microfluidic interrogation performed by said apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,952,951

PRESERVING COREDUMP DATA DURING SWITCHOVER OPERATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:specifying that a first computing device of a first storage cluster is to perform a coredump process to dump memory content of the first computing device into a first storage device upon a failure of the first computing device;
instructing the first computing device to store, based upon implementation of the coredump process, a storage device identifier of the first storage device within a disk mailbox owned by the first computing device and accessible to a second computing device of a second storage cluster;
performing a read operation to the disk mailbox to obtain the storage device identifier based upon the second computing device determining that the first computing device is experiencing the failure;
performing a second read operation to the disk mailbox to determine whether the coredump process is complete;
providing an indication that the first computing device is to maintain ownership of the first storage device for subsequent diagnosis of coredump data after recovery of the first computing device based upon a threshold number of read operations indicating that the coredump process is not complete; and
implementing a switchover operation of one or more storage devices, owned by the first computing device, to the second computing device, the switchover operation implemented to exclude the first storage device based upon the storage device identifier indicating that the first storage device is used for the coredump process.

US Pat. No. 9,952,141

METHOD OF CHARACTERIZING A BEAM OF ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION IN ELLIPSOMETER AND THE LIKE SYSTEMS

J.A. WOOLLAM CO., INC., ...

1. A method of directly characterizing samples with a beam of electromagnetic radiation, which does not require use of a separately investigated diffraction producing structured sample, comprising the steps of:a) providing a source of a beam of electromagnetic radiation and considering a beam produced thereby as a composite of a plurality of spatially distributed beam rays;
b) causing said produced beam of electromagnetic radiation to pass through a polarization state generator and become a polarized beam of electromagnetic radiation;
c) causing the resulting polarized electromagnetic beam to interact with a non-structured calibration sample at an effective set central ray angle of incidence, and an effective set central ray plane of incidence, and then enter a polarization state detector prior to a data detector, in which data detector data is produced;
d) for each of the plurality of spatially distributed beam rays performing a calibration procedure that effectively treats each beam ray as a separate source of electromagnetic radiation, said calibration procedure involving a simultaneous regression of said data produced in step c) onto a mathematical model of said calibration sample and of mathematical matrix representations that account for all other beam affecting elements with which said beam interacts for each beam ray, such that said values for parameters in mathematical matrix representations that account for all other beam affecting elements for each beam ray with which said beam interacts, are established and fixed;
e) replacing said calibration sample with a sample and causing a polarized electromagnetic beam produced as in step b) to interact with said sample at an effective set central ray angle of incidence, and an effective set central ray plane of incidence, and then enter a polarization state detector prior to a data detector, in which data detector data is produced;
f) performing a simultaneous regression of said data acquired in step e) onto a mathematical model for said sample and said calibrated mathematical matrix representations that account for all other beam affecting elements with which said beam interacts, for each of said plurality of beam rays, to arrive at values for parameters in said sample characterizing mathematical model.

US Pat. No. 9,952,078

UPSTREAM VOLUME MASS FLOW VERIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. An upstream mass flow verification system for improving the performance of a mass flow controller having a dead volume, the system comprising:an upstream volume capable of storing a test fluid, wherein the upstream volume is disposed along a flow path upstream of a mass flow controller, wherein the mass flow controller is under test and includes a given dead volume;
a temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature within the upstream volume;
a pressure sensor configured to sense the fluid pressure within the upstream volume; and
a processor configured to receive temperature and pressure signals from the temperature sensor and pressure sensor, respectively, to determine the flow rate of test fluid through the mass flow controller based on the rate of decay of pressure over temperature (P/T) within the upstream volume and which compensates for flow rate errors caused by the given dead volume within the mass flow controller;
wherein the processor is configured to, in determining the flow rate of the test fluid through the mass flow controller, compensate for the given dead volume for either of (i) the case where the mass flow controller is pressure-insensitive, or (ii) the case where the mass flow controller is pressure-sensitive.

US Pat. No. 9,952,055

METHOD FOR DETERMINING CORRECTION VALUES FOR A ROUTE CALCULATION ALGORITHM

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for determining for at least one of a navigation system and a driver assistance system with an associated storage unit in a vehicle for storing digital map data, the route being determined based on correction values for a route calculation algorithm based on the digital map data for a route network and a path network in a predefined area, the digital map data comprising:respective nodes in the predefined area and connections between the respective nodes in the predefined area, and
respective edge costs for the respective connections between the nodes,
the method comprising the acts of:
subdividing the predefined area, in a predefined manner, into a plurality of tiles, for which the correction values are determined,
determining one of the tiles in the area respectively as a starting tile and the respective remaining tiles as reference tiles, first special nodes being predefined, which first special nodes are arranged in the starting tile and form a true or artificial subset of all nodes in the starting tile, and second special nodes being predefined, which second special nodes are arranged in the respective reference tile and form a true or artificial subset of all nodes in the respective reference tile,
determining the correction value for the respective starting tile with respect to one of the reference tiles in each case in such a manner that:
a cost ratio is respectively determined for each first special node in the respective starting tile with respect to each second special node in the respective reference tile based on: (i) the edge costs of the connections, which lie between the respective first special node in the starting tile and the respective second special node in the respective reference tile and represent an optimum route between the first respective special node in the starting tile and the respective second special node in the respective reference tile, and (ii) a heuristic value for the respective first special node in the starting tile with respect to the respective second special node in the respective reference tile,
a mean value is determined based on the determined cost ratios, and
the correction value for the starting tile is determined with respect to the respective reference tile based on the mean value,
determining the route from a predefined starting node to a predefined destination node based on a predefined route criterion and based on the digital map data stored in the storage unit such that, for a possible expansion of a respective current node, total costs are determined for the current node based on a sum of edge costs of an optimum route from the starting node to the current node and a destination-node-based heuristic value for the current node, which represents respectively estimated costs from the current node to the destination node, and a destination-node-based correction value for the current node, which is selected from the set of correction values based on the current node and the destination node, and
forwarding the determined route to the at least one of the navigation system and the driver assistance system, and
controlling a predefined vehicle function based on the determined route.

US Pat. No. 9,950,460

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING CONTAINERS FILLED WITH A LIQUID FILLING MATERIAL

KHS GMBH, Dortmund (DE) ...

1. A method for producing containers filled with a liquid filling material from preforms made of a thermoplastic material, the method comprising the steps of: thermally conditioning a respective preform and subsequently transforming the preform during a forming and filling phase in a mold with at least one liquid filling material as a pressure medium with a filling pressure p2 into the container, wherein the filling material or portions of the filling material are supplied at least at two points in time and/or in at least two process phases with different carbon dioxide contents and/or with different temperatures, wherein the container formed in a first of the process phases is relieved from the filling pressure p2 to a pressure p1 and the filling material is supplied in a second of the process phases, after which the container is relieved to atmospheric pressure p0 and wherein in the first process phase previously degassed and/or uncarbonated filling material is supplied.

US Pat. No. 9,954,375

WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEMS FOR SURFACES

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless energy transfer source, comprising:at least two source resonators electrically connected in parallel and configured so that during operation, the at least two source resonators can each transfer energy wirelessly via an oscillating magnetic field to a device resonator; and
a power source coupled to a first tunable element and to each of the at least two source resonators, and configured so that during operation, the power source provides a supply of electrical current,
wherein each of the at least two source resonators has a nominal impedance when a device resonator is not positioned on or near any of the at least two source resonators, the nominal impedances of each of the at least two source resonators varying by 10% or less from one another;
wherein the at least two source resonators are configured so that during operation of the wireless energy transfer source, when the device resonator is positioned on or near a first one of the at least two source resonators:
an impedance of the first source resonator is reduced such that the reduced impedance of the first source resonator is smaller than the nominal impedances of each of the other resonators by a factor of 2 or more; and
the first source resonator draws electrical current from the power source; and
wherein the at least two source resonators each comprise an S-shaped coil, and the at least two source resonators are nested within one another.

US Pat. No. 9,953,405

PROCESS OF DETERMINING CHARACTERISTICS OF A SURFACE OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A process of determining features of a fabric, the process comprising:forming a representation of a portion of a surface of the fabric, the representation showing at least one of (i) locations and (ii) sizes of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric;
generating an image of the portion of the surface of the fabric based on the representation;
displaying at least a portion of the image on a screen associated with a computer having a processor;
drawing an outline around at least one of the knuckles in the displayed image;
drawing guidelines in the displayed image such that the guidelines at least one of (i) pass through the center of the at least one outlined knuckle, (ii) pass through the other knuckles, and (iii) form shapes that surround areas of the image that correspond to where the pockets are formed between the knuckles, wherein the outline and the guidelines are drawn using an image analysis program stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium;
a step of determining at least one of (i) a length of the outlined knuckle, (ii) a width of the outlined knuckle, (iii) orientation angles of the guidelines, and (iv) locations of the knuckles along the guidelines, wherein the determining step is performed by the image analysis program; and
a calculating step of calculating at least one of (i) a percentage of the surface of the fabric that corresponds to the knuckles and (ii) a density of the pockets, based on a determination made in the determining step.

US Pat. No. 9,952,170

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MEASURING HOSE RESISTANCE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A hose degradation monitoring system comprising:a hose assembly including a hose having a first conductive layer and a second conductive layer;
a degradation monitoring circuit configured to detect a resistance of the hose across the first and second conductive layers, the degradation monitoring circuit comprising:
a voltage source electrically connected to the first conductive layer;
a resistor electrically connected between the second conductive layer and a ground; and
a voltage monitoring circuit electrically connected to a location between the resistor and the second conductive layer, the voltage monitoring circuit configured to:
periodically monitor a voltage at the location;
determine, in response to the monitored voltage, a resistance attributable to the hose assembly based at least in part on the voltage;
compute an admittance of the hose assembly associated with each periodically determined resistance; and
based at least in part on changes to the computed admittance and a rate of change of the computed admittance, detect a possible failure and type of failure of the hose assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,955,502

EDCA PARAMETER SET DIFFERENTIATION FOR DIFFERENT DEVICE TYPES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to generate a frame with an enhanced distributed channel access (EDCA) parameter set element comprising an Update EDCA Info field comprising a device type subfield indicating a type of device that is to use a particular EDCA parameter set, wherein the device type subfield comprises a value that identifies the type of device, from a group of different device types supporting EDCA comprising at least a sensor type device and a non-sensor type device; and
an interface for outputting the frame for transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,955,413

ROAMING NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A roaming network access method, comprising:searching, by user equipment, for at least one available network in a roaming area;
acquiring, by the user equipment, historical roaming information, wherein the historical roaming information is information about a network to which a registration attempt has been made when the user equipment roams;
adjusting, by the user equipment, a priority of the at least one found available network according to the historical roaming information; and
successively selecting, by the user equipment in descending order of an adjusted priority of the at least one found available network, the at least one found available network as a registration attempt network, and attempting to register with the registration attempt network;
wherein the historical roaming information comprises: a first roaming network list used to record information about a successfully registered network when the user equipment roams; and
wherein adjusting, by the user equipment, a priority of the at least one found available network according to the historical roaming information comprises:
determining, by the user equipment, whether the at least one found available network is recorded in the first roaming network list; and if the at least one found available network is recorded in the first roaming network list, retaining or increasing the priority of the at least one found available network; and
wherein after attempting to register with the registration attempt network, the method further comprises:
determining, by the user equipment, whether the registration is successful; and
if it is determined that the user equipment is not successfully registered with the registration attempt network, determining, by the user equipment, whether the registration attempt network is recorded in the first roaming network list, and when it is determined that the registration attempt network is recorded in the first roaming network list, deleting a record of the registration attempt network from the first roaming network list; or
if it is determined that the user equipment is successfully registered with the registration attempt network, determining, by the user equipment, whether the registration attempt network is recorded in the first roaming network list, and when it is determined that the registration attempt network is not recorded in the first roaming network list, adding a record of the registration attempt network to the first roaming network list.

US Pat. No. 9,953,437

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONSTRUCTING A TABLE INCLUDING INFORMATION ON A POOLING TYPE AND TESTING METHOD AND TESTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

StradVision, Inc., Gyeon...

1. A method for constructing a table including information on a pooling type based on ranges of scale of at least one object in at least one image for constructing table, comprising steps of:(a) a table-constructing device acquiring or supporting another device to acquire the image for constructing table including the object as an input for a CNN with adjusted parameters, wherein the adjusted parameters have been acquired by a learning device performing processes of (i) dividing an area in one or more feature maps for training corresponding to a region of interest (ROI) for training into multiple sub-regions if the one or more feature maps for training are generated as a result of applying convolution operations to the training image, and if the region of interest (ROI) for training is acquired from a Region Proposal Network (RPN); (ii)(ii-1) generating a first pooled feature map for training by applying one or more max pooling operations to one or more areas, corresponding to the ROI for training, in the one or more feature maps, wherein each of the max pooling operations selects a pixel with the maximum pixel value among all pixels in each of the multiple sub-regions and (ii-2) generating a second pooled feature map for training by applying one or more avg pooling operations to one or more areas, corresponding to the ROI for training, in the one or more feature maps, wherein each of the avg pooling operations averages all the pixel values included in each of the multiple sub-regions; and (iii)(iii-1) allowing a first FC layer to acquire information on pixel data of a first candidate bounding box for training by applying regression operations to the first pooled feature map for training, and allowing a first loss layer to acquire first comparative data by comparing between information on the pixel data of the first candidate bounding box for training and that of a bounding box of a first GT image, thereby using the first comparative data to adjust at least one of parameters of the CNN during a backpropagation process, and (iii-2) allowing a second FC layer to acquire information on pixel data of a second candidate bounding box for training by applying regression operations to the second pooled feature map for training, and allowing a second loss layer to acquire second comparative data by comparing between information on the pixel data of the second candidate bounding box for training and that of the bounding box of the first GT image, thereby using the second comparative data to adjust at least one of parameters of the CNN during a backpropagation process;
(b) the table-constructing device allowing the plurality of convolutional layers to apply the convolution operations to the image for constructing table to thereby acquire one or more feature maps for constructing table, and allowing the RPN to perform certain operations on the at least one of feature maps for constructing table to thereby acquire an ROI for constructing table;
(c) the table-constructing device (c-1) generating a first pooled feature map for constructing table by applying one or more max pooling operations to one or more areas, corresponding to the ROI for constructing table, in the one or more feature maps and (c-2) generating a second pooled feature map for constructing table by applying one or more avg pooling operations to one or more areas, corresponding to the ROI for constructing table, in the one or more feature maps; and (c-3) allowing the first FC layer to acquire information on pixel data of a first candidate bounding box for constructing table by applying regression operations to the first pooled feature map for constructing table, and (c-4) allowing the second FC layer to acquire information on pixel data of a second candidate bounding box for constructing table by applying regression operations to the second pooled feature map for constructing table; and
(d) the table-constructing device comparing a first degree of similarity between the first candidate bounding box for constructing table and a bounding box in a second GT image with a second degree of similarity between the second candidate bounding box for constructing table and the bounding box in the second GT image to thereby construct the table so as to include information on respective optimal pooling types by respective ranges of the scale of the object in the second GT image or the object in the image for constructing table.

US Pat. No. 9,952,075

MAGNETIC FLOWMETER WITH SATURATION PREVENTION OF THE MEASUREMENT CIRCUITRY

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A magnetic flowmeter for measuring flow of a process fluid in a pipe, the flowmeter comprising:a magnetic coil disposed adjacent to the pipe configured to apply a magnetic field to the process fluid;
first and second electrodes disposed within the pipe which are electrically coupled to the process fluid and configured to sense an electromotive force (EMF) induced in the process fluid due to the applied magnetic field and flow of the process fluid;
input circuitry electrically coupled to the first and second electrodes having an output related to the sensed EMF; and
saturation prevention circuitry configured to prevent saturation of the input circuitry due to an offset voltage between the first and second electrodes;
wherein the saturation prevention circuitry includes a DC current source selectively electrically coupled to the input circuitry.

US Pat. No. 9,955,498

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FASTER SYSTEM INFORMATION ACQUISITION

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for system information acquisition comprising:controlling, by a processing device, masterinformationblock (MIB) decoding for a currently identified base station for which system information (SI) is to be decoded; and
controlling, by the processing device, SI decoding of a system information block 2 (SIB2) for the currently identified base station using SI parameter information of a current serving base station, independent of whether another SI parameter information from SI decoding of another SI block 1 (SIB1) of the currently identified base station is available,
wherein the SI decoding of the SIB2 is performed without waiting for a determination that the SIB1 is successfully decoded, and
wherein the SI decoding of the SIB2 is started immediately after successful MIB decoding for the currently identified base station, from a subframe zero of a SI-windowlength for which the SI decoding has not been performed.

US Pat. No. 9,951,960

METHOD OF OPERATING A GAS BURNER OF A GAS COOKING APPLIANCE AND GAS BURNER AND GAS COOKING APPLIANCE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A method of operating a gas burner of a gas cooking appliance, the cooking appliance comprising: a gas injector, a gas supply line connected to the gas injector so as to feed gas to the gas injector, and a single automatic gas valve installed in the gas supply line upstream from the gas injector so as to control gas supply to the gas injector; the method comprising, during ordinary operational modes, maintaining the single automatic gas valve always in an opened state not exceeding a preset upper opening limit, wherein during a temporary boost operational mode the automatic gas valve is in an opened state exceeding the upper opening limit, and wherein the boost operational mode is blocked for a fixed first time period after igniting the gas burner.

US Pat. No. 9,951,656

METHOD OF EXHAUST GAS TREATMENT FOR A GAS TURBINE SYSTEM AND EXHAUST GAS TREATMENT ASSEMBLY

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. method for operating a gas turbine system, the gas turbine system including a compressor for compression of inlet air, a combustor for combustion of a fuel gas with compressed inlet air to form an exhaust gas, a heat recovery steam generator for receiving a portion of the exhaust gas, a scrubber for scrubbing the fuel gas with a scrubbing fluid before the fuel gas it is fed into the combustor, a direct contact cooler for cooling the portion of the exhaust gas with a cooling fluid after the portion of the exhaust gas is discharged from the heat recovery steam generator, the method comprising:introducing scrubbing fluid having sulfide absorbed from the fuel gas discharged from the scrubber into the direct contact cooler, contacting the scrubbing fluid having the sulfide with the portion of the exhaust gas the direct contact cooler receives from the heat recovery steam generator in the direct contact cooler in order to remove a portion of nitrogen oxide therefrom; and
feeding the portion of the exhaust gas from the direct contact cooler to the compressor after the contacting of the scrubbing fluid having the sulfide with the portion of the exhaust gas is performed.

US Pat. No. 9,950,436

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AN ELECTRONIC SUBASSEMBLY FOR A PERSONAL CARE PRODUCT

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A method of assembling a consumer appliance comprising:providing an adapter having a body with a tapered guide surface;
positioning a first circuit board within the adapter, wherein a flexible portion of the first circuit board extends from one end of the adapter and a rigid end of the first circuit board extends from the other end of the adapter;
providing a housing with a first opening and a second opening and a chamber between the first and second openings;
inserting a second circuit board having an electrical connector into the chamber thru the opening;
engaging the tapered surface of the adapter with a corresponding tapered guide surface of the housing; and
connecting the rigid end of the first circuit board to the electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 9,955,610

HEAT DISSIPATION ASSEMBLY

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A heat dissipation assembly, comprising:a heat sink comprising a contact surface, an engaging part and a wing part, wherein the engaging part and the wing part are protruded externally from the contact surface of the heat sink, and an accommodation space is defined by the engaging part, the wing part and the contact surface collaboratively, wherein the engaging part has a concave structure, and the concave structure is disposed within the accommodation space;
an electronic component disposed on the contact surface; and
an elastic fastener comprising a first free end, a bent segment and a second free end, wherein the first free end is accommodated within the accommodation space and locked on at least one inner wall of the concave structure, the bent segment is accommodated within the accommodation space and contacted with a first sidewall of the wing part, and the second free end is locked on an external surface of the electronic component, so that the electronic component is attached and fixed on the contact surface of the heat sink;
wherein the heat sink further comprises an indentation structure, wherein the indentation structure is in communication with the accommodation space and concavely formed on the contact surface of the heat sink;
wherein the elastic fastener further comprises an extension part, and the extension part is extended from the first free end, wherein when the first free end is contacted with the at least one inner wall of the concave structure, the extension part is protruded out of the concave structure and inserted into the indentation structure.

US Pat. No. 9,955,488

MODELING NETWORK PERFORMANCE AND SERVICE QUALITY IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:collecting, by a processor, usage data related to a plurality of cells of a service network;
splitting, by the processor, the usage data into a training data portion and a test data portion, wherein the training data portion is smaller than the test data portion;
grouping, by the processor, cells of the plurality of cells into clusters;
selecting, by the processor, regression algorithms for the clusters, wherein the regression algorithms are selected based on the training data portion of the usage data, wherein the regression algorithms are selected from a group of regression algorithms, and wherein selecting the regression algorithms includes:
identifying prediction errors for the group of regression algorithms for each of the clusters, and
determining, as the regression algorithms, ones of the group of regression algorithms associated with the smallest prediction errors for each of the clusters;
identifying, by the processor, a key performance indicator (KPI) related to a communication resource for a cell of the plurality of cells;
identifying, by the processor, one of the clusters that includes the cell, wherein the one of the clusters is associated with one of the regression algorithms;
calculating, by the processor, a value for the KPI based on the test data portion of the usage data and the one of the regression algorithms; and
allocating, by the processor, the communication resource to the cell based on the calculated value for the KPI.

US Pat. No. 9,954,895

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING PHISHING WEBSITE

BEIJING QIHOO TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A system for identifying a phishing website, comprising:a processor; and
a memory communicatively coupled to the processor and storing instructions that upon execution by the processor cause the system to:
obtain a plurality of links included in a website and acquire a plurality of domain names corresponding to the plurality of links;
determine a number of occurrences that the plurality of domain names each occur in the website and identify a target domain name which has a largest number of occurrences among the plurality of domain names;
determine whether the website is a phishing website based on the target domain name and a domain name corresponding to the website, wherein the instructions that upon execution cause the system to determine whether the website is a phishing website based on the target domain name and the domain name corresponding to the website further comprises instructions that upon execution by the processor cause the system to:
compare the target domain name and the domain name corresponding to the website;
determine that the website is not a phishing website when a comparison result shows that the target domain name is the same as the domain name corresponding to the website;
when the target domain name is different from the domain name corresponding to the website, determine whether the website is a phishing website according to a ratio and a similarity between the target domain name and the domain name corresponding to the website:
determine the ratio of a number of occurrences of the target domain name to those of the domain name corresponding to the website;
determine the similarity between the target domain name and the domain name corresponding to the website; and
determine whether the ratio and the similarity satisfy the following requirements: the ratio is greater than a predetermined ratio, and the similarity is greater than a predetermined threshold; and if yes, determine the website is a phishing website; otherwise, determine the website is not a phishing website.

US Pat. No. 9,954,600

SERVICING CELL SELECTION IN AIR TO GROUND COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising processor executable instructions that when executed by a computer processor disposed within an airborne aircraft cause the computer processor to:command a directional antenna installed on the aircraft and a transceiver disposed within the aircraft to measure a first signal-to-noise ratio of a first communication channel corresponding to a first location on the ground, the first communication channel configured to support transmissions to/from the airborne aircraft;
command the directional antenna and the transceiver to measure a second signal-to-noise ratio of a second communication channel corresponding to a second location on the ground, the second communication channel configured to support transmissions to/from the airborne aircraft;
calculate a first forward-link user capacity estimate using the first signal-to-noise ratio of the first communication channel;
calculate a second forward-link user capacity estimate using the second signal-to-noise ratio of the second communication channel; and
calculate a forward-link user capacity matrix using the first forward-link user capacity estimate and the second forward-link user capacity estimate,
wherein the forward-link user capacity matrix is utilized to select communication channels to utilize for transmissions between a plurality of ground stations disposed on the ground and the airborne aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,953,186

PREFIX SEARCH IN ENCRYPTED TEXT

Skyhigh Networks, Inc., ...

1. A method for performing prefix search of encrypted cloud stored data comprising:in response to receiving a search request at a network intermediary with a search term directed to order-preserving encrypted files stored in a cloud storage service, generating a minimum possible plaintext string and a maximum possible plaintext string using the search term as prefix and padding the search term using at least one trailing character indicative of a minimum possible value or a maximum possible value, respectively, related to the search term;
encrypting the minimum possible plaintext string and the maximum possible plaintext string using the order-preserving encryption algorithm used to encrypt the order-preserving encrypted files;
generating a minimum ciphertext from the minimum possible plaintext string and a maximum ciphertext from the maximum possible plaintext string;
determining a set of common leading digits shared by the minimum ciphertext and the maximum ciphertext;
generating a cloud service search request including the set of common leading digits as an encrypted prefix search term; and
in response to transmitting the cloud service search request with the encrypted prefix search term to the cloud storage service, receiving a search result from the cloud storage service.

US Pat. No. 9,950,925

METHOD FOR FORMING FUNCTIONAL PART IN MINUTE SPACE

NAPRA CO., LTD., Tokyo (...

1. A method for preparing a structure comprising a substrate with a functional part, comprising the steps of:providing a substrate having a through-hole or non-through-hole, or stacked substrates having a gap;
filling the through-hole, the non-through-hole or the gap with a dispersion functional material consisting of:
a liquid dispersion medium; and
a thermally-meltable functional powder and a binder powder which are dispersed in the liquid dispersion medium;
evaporating and removing the liquid dispersion medium present in the through-hole, the non-through-hole or the gap;
heating the functional material to be made into a molten metal; and
hardening the molten metal under pressure to obtain a functional part made from the molten metal in the substrate or the stacked substrates such that the through-hole, the non-through-hole or the gap is filled with the functional part.

US Pat. No. 9,949,507

AEROSOL GENERATING SYSTEM WITH IMPROVED AEROSOL PRODUCTION

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A method of controlling aerosol production in an electrically heated device, the device comprising:a heater comprising at least one heating element; and
a power source for providing power to the at least one heating element,
the method comprising the steps of:
determining a temperature of the at least one heating element; and
adjusting the power to the at least one heating element to maintain the temperature of the at least one heating element within a desired temperature range,
wherein the desired temperature range is dynamically calculated based on a measured flow rate of gas through or past the device.

US Pat. No. 9,954,239

SOLID POLYMER POWER GENERATION OR ELECTROLYSIS METHOD AND SYSTEM

JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATI...

1. A solid polymer power generation or electrolysis system including a reactor having a membrane electrode assembly provided with a catalyst layer, a carbon dioxide supplier to supply carbon dioxide to one of electrodes of the reactor, a supplier of hydrogen, water vapor, or liquid water to the other electrode, and a gas-liquid separator to separate/recover a product,the solid polymer power generation or electrolysis system comprising a voltage controller to control a voltage between the electrodes of the reactor.

US Pat. No. 9,953,258

TRANSACTION CARD HAVING STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a first card component, including:
a first surface; and
a first structural feature associated with the first surface; and
a second card component separate from the first card component and attachable thereto, wherein the second card component includes:
a second surface; and
a second structural feature associated with the second surface;
a first bracing layer between the first and second card components, wherein:
the first bracing layer is affixed to one of the first and second surfaces; and
one of the first and second structural features is disposed on the first bracing layer; and
wherein the first and second structural features are configured to interconnect.

US Pat. No. 9,952,041

ASSESSING ALIGNMENT OF TOP AND BOTTOM ENDS OF TSVS AND CHARACTERIZING MICROFABRICATION PROCESS

Rudolph Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of assessing a quality level of a through silicon via (TSV) formed in a substrate defining an obverse side opposite a reverse side, the method comprising:obtaining geometric information about a top end of a TSV from the obverse side of the substrate;
obtaining geometric information about a bottom end of the TSV from the reverse side of the substrate;
wherein the steps of obtaining geometric information about a top end and obtaining geometric information about a bottom end are performed simultaneously by an automated inspection system:
aligning the geometric information of the top and bottom ends of the TSV to determine an alignment of the respective top and bottom ends of the TSV.

US Pat. No. 9,955,508

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE FOR COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT USER EQUIPMENTS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), a random access procedure in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a mapping table between a number of repetitions required for correct reception of a downlink message and an estimated number of repetitions for uplink transmissions from a network;
determining a required amount of repetitions for uplink transmissions during a random access procedure based on the number of repetitions required for correct reception of the downlink message according to the mapping table; and
performing repetitions for uplink transmissions based on the determined required amount of repetitions for uplink transmissions.

US Pat. No. 9,954,345

PANELBOARD, AND SWITCHGEAR ASSEMBLY AND STAB ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A stab assembly comprising:at least one bus bar comprising an elongated extension; and
a number of line terminals comprising at least one twofold line terminal, said at least one twofold line terminal comprising a plug-on portion comprising an engaging portion,
wherein the engaging portion substantially overlays the elongated extension,
wherein the engaging portion engages the elongated extension,
wherein said at least one twofold line terminal is a unitary component made from a single piece of material;
wherein the plug-on portion further comprises a first retaining portion and a second retaining portion; and wherein the engaging portion extends from the first retaining portion to the second retaining portion; wherein the first retaining portion comprises a first wall and a second wall; wherein the first wall is disposed in a first plane; wherein the second wall is disposed in a second plane; wherein the first plane is parallel to and spaced from the second plane; wherein said at least one twofold line terminal further comprises a bolt-on portion extending from the plug-on portion; wherein the first wall extends from the bolt-on portion; and wherein the second wall extends from the engaging portion.

US Pat. No. 9,955,471

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION APPARATUS, MOBILE STATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A mobile station apparatus configured to communicate with a base station apparatus by a carrier aggregation using a plurality of downlink component carriers, the mobile station apparatus comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive on one or more activated downlink component carriers, wherein
the receiving circuitry is configured to receive, using a physical downlink control channel on one of the one or more activated downlink component carriers, from the base station apparatus, first information including an information field for requesting a transmission of channel state information, the first information being used for scheduling of a physical uplink shared channel; and
transmitting circuitry configured to transmit using the physical uplink shared channel in a first subframe on an uplink component carrier, to the base station apparatus, first channel state information for more than one activated downlink component carriers, wherein
the receiving circuitry is further configured to receive second information indicating linking between third information included in the first information and the more than one activated downlink component carriers,
the transmitting circuitry is further configured to transmit, using the physical uplink shared channel in a second subframe on the uplink component carrier, to the base station apparatus, second channel state information for only one activated downlink component carrier, and
the transmission of the second channel state information is scheduled by the first information received using the physical downlink control channel on the only one activated downlink component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,953,824

LAMP COMPRISING A CONDUCTOR EMBEDDED IN THE QUARTZ GLASS ENVELOPE OF THE LAMP

Lumileds LLC, San Jose, ...

1. A lamp, comprising:an envelope of a quartz glass material defining a discharge space; and
an electric conductor that is at least partly embedded in the quartz glass material of the envelope, wherein the electric conductor comprises:
a surface;
one or more recesses in at least a portion of the surface of the electric conductor; and
flexible dendritic protrusions on the portion of the surface of the electric conductor at edges of the one or more recesses, the flexible dendritic protrusions forming a brush-like structure on the portion of the surface of the electric conductor, wherein an average material density of the brush-like structure is between 20% and 80% of a solid structure of the same material, thereby providing a mechanical flexibility and deformation potential that is substantially higher than that of the solid structure of the same material.

US Pat. No. 9,952,040

TILT DETECTING DEVICE AND ROTARY LASER APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha TOPCON, ...

1. A tilt detecting device, in which a fixed member and a tilting plate are relatively rotatably provided via a sphere, either one of said fixed member or said tilting plate is integral with said sphere, a hole which makes up a spherical seat and is provided on the other one of said fixed member or said tilting plate and rotatably fitted on said sphere, wherein a portion of said sphere is exposed through the hole;comprising a tilt detecting unit provided on either of said fixed member or said tilting plate which relatively rotates with respect to said sphere, and an angle detection pattern formed on a surface of the exposed portion of said sphere, wherein said sphere is rotatably supported in an X direction and a Y direction with respect to said spherical seat around a center point of said sphere as a center, wherein said tilt detecting unit comprises a light source for projecting an illumination light to the exposed portion of said sphere, a photodetection element having pixels arranged in a matrix fashion, for receiving the illumination light reflected by said sphere and for outputting a photodetecting position of said pattern as a photodetection signal, based on a photodetection information from said pixels, and an optical system for projecting a pattern image to said photodetection element, wherein said photodetecting position of said pattern image changes based on a tilt between said fixed member and said tilting plate when said sphere rotates.

US Pat. No. 9,950,500

GLASS ASSEMBLY

MANUFACTURING RESOURCES I...

1. A frame for bonding a first protective glass component to a second protective glass component with a desired thickness of adhesive, the first glass component having a top surface and a perimeter, the frame comprising:a horizontal top portion sized to extend along the perimeter and overlap the top surface of the first protective glass component, wherein said horizontal top portion is configured to receive the adhesive poured on the top surface of the first protective glass component and comprises a distal surface located on a distal end thereof which is configured to contain said adhesive such that said adhesive continuously abuts said distal surface when so poured, wherein said horizontal top portion has a thickness substantially equal to the desired thickness of adhesive between the first and second protective glass components when the second protective glass component is placed atop the frame, sandwiching the frame between the first and second protective glass components; and
a vertical side portion extending downwardly from the horizontal top portion and sized to wrap around the perimeter of the first glass component;
wherein the horizontal top portion and the vertical side portion form an ‘L’ shaped cross-section.

US Pat. No. 9,955,501

SCHEDULING ENHANCEMENT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:generating a scheduling grant including a power control parameter and a first indicator, the first indicator indicating multiple carriers to be scheduled with the scheduling grant, the first indicator comprising at least one of:
a bitmap indicating the multiple scheduled carriers, a length of the bitmap being based at least in part on a maximum number of the multiple carriers allowed to be scheduled; or
an index indicating one of multiple scheduled carrier patterns, the indicated scheduled carrier pattern indicating a combination of multiple carriers to be scheduled with the scheduling grant;
transmitting the scheduling grant to a user equipment in one or more unlicensed bands as a single grant for the combination of multiple carriers; and
transmitting data to the user equipment on the multiple carriers according to the power control parameter included in the scheduling grant, the transmitting the data in the one or more unlicensed bands.

US Pat. No. 9,951,694

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EMERGENCY STARTING OF AN AIRCRAFT TURBOMACHINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. Emergency start system for at least two turbine engines of an aircraft, which comprises:at least one solid-propellant gas generator,
an electrically controlled ignition device,
a computer connected to the ignition device,
a distribution valve connected to the computer, and
at least two independent starter motors,wherein, each independent starter motor is intended for starting one correspondent turbine engine, each starter motor comprising a turbine for driving a shaft, the shaft for coupling to a shaft of the corresponding turbine engine, a gas outlet from the generator being connected by the distribution valve to an inlet of the turbine of each starter motor.

US Pat. No. 9,953,960

MANUFACTURING PROCESS OF WAFER LEVEL CHIP PACKAGE STRUCTURE HAVING BLOCK STRUCTURE

ChipMOS Technologies Inc....

1. A wafer level chip package manufacturing process, comprising:providing a wafer, the wafer comprising a plurality of first chips arranged in an array a plurality of blocking structures corresponded to the first chips, a first insulating layer, a redistribution circuit layer, and a second insulating layer, wherein each of the first chips has a chip connecting zone, a plurality of first inner pads located in the chip connecting zone and a plurality of first outer pads located outside the chip connecting zone, each of the blocking structures is disposed on a region outside of the chip connecting zone of the corresponding first chip and between the first inner pads and the first outer pads to surround the first inner pads, the first insulating layer is disposed on the first chips and exposes the first inner pads and the first outer pads, the redistribution circuit layer is disposed on the first insulating layer and is electrically connected with the first inner pads, the second insulating layer is covered on the first insulating layer and the redistribution circuit layer to expose a portion of the redistribution circuit layer and the first outer pads;
forming a plurality of first conductive bumps on the first outer pads;
providing a plurality of second chips, each of the second chips having a plurality of second pads, and the second pads being formed with a plurality of second conductive bumps thereon, wherein the second conductive bumps are electrically connected with the first inner pads through the redistribution circuit layer;
flipping the second chips on the chip connecting zones, so that the second conductive bumps are located between the first inner pads and the second pads, and each of the first inner pads is electrically connected with the corresponding second pad through the corresponding second conductive bump; and
forming an underfill between the first chip and the second chips, so as to cover the second conductive bumps.

US Pat. No. 9,955,492

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS TO SCHEDULE COMMUNICATIONS

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus to determine an adjustment for a schedule, the apparatus comprising:a medium access control logic to determine a schedule of time slots comprising a time slot allocated to a non-personal basic service set control point (non-PCP) device for a communication;
to collect information about the non-PCP device in response to truncation of the time slot allocated to the non-PCP device by the non-PCP device prior to completion of the communication; and
to determine an adjustment for a subsequent time slot allocated to the non-PCP device in a subsequent beacon interval based upon the information, the adjustment to reduce a duration of the subsequent time slot in response to the truncation of the time slot allocated to the non-PCP device by the non-PCP device; and
a physical layer logic coupled with the medium access control logic to receive the information.

US Pat. No. 9,954,585

SOFTWARE CONFIGURABLE DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING UPLINK NOISE

Dali Systems Co. Ltd., G...

1. A distributed antenna system comprising:a first remote unit comprising a first downlink antenna port and a first uplink antenna port configured to receive a first uplink signal;
a second remote unit comprising a second downlink antenna port and a second uplink antenna port configured to receive a second uplink signal; and
a host unit in communication with the first remote unit and the second remote unit, the host unit comprising:
a downlink port coupled to an upstream unit and configured to receive a downlink signal from the upstream unit;
a first uplink output port coupled to the upstream unit and configured to output uplink signals from the host unit to the upstream unit; and
a second uplink output port coupled to the upstream unit and configured to output uplink signals from the host unit to the upstream unit,
wherein the host unit further comprises a storage medium that stores instructions that, upon execution, cause the host unit to dynamically assign and route the first uplink signal to either the first uplink output port or the second uplink output port, and the second uplink signal to either the first uplink output port or the second uplink output port.

US Pat. No. 9,953,024

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXPANDING DATA OF BILINGUAL CORPUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for expanding data of a bilingual corpus, comprising:searching, in a source language-pivot language corpus, for at least one first pivot language phrase semantically matching a first source language phrase;
searching, in the source language-pivot language corpus, for at least one second source language phrase semantically matching each of the first pivot language phrases to form a source language phrase set by the second source language phrases;
searching, in a pivot language-target language corpus, for at least one first target language phrase semantically matching each of the first pivot language phrases to form a target language phrase set by the first target language phrases;
combining the second source language phrases in the source language phrase set with the first target language phrases in the target language phrase set, so as to form at least one phrase pair in which a source language phrase and a target language phrase semantically match; and
storing the formed at least one phrase pair in which the source language phrase and the target language phrase semantically match into a source language-target language corpus.

US Pat. No. 9,952,232

CARDIOVASCULAR RISK EVALUATIONS USING A RISK PARAMETER THAT INCLUDES AN HDL AND INFLAMMATORY BIOMARKER INTERACTION PARAMETER

LipoScience, Inc., Morri...

1. A method of determining a risk parameter for cardiovascular disease or events, comprising:performing Nuclear Magnetic Resonance on a biosample from a subject to obtain measurements of HDL particles and inflammatory biomarker GlycA;
determining NMR-derived concentrations for at least one individual HDL particle size subclass and the inflammatory biomarker GlycA, based on the measurements;
programmatically calculating a risk parameter ((H×I)CVD) of the subject using at least the concentrations for the at least one subclass of HDL particle and the inflammatory biomarker GlycA; and
determining a subject's risk of having and/or developing CVD based, at least in part, on the (H×I)CVD risk parameter number.

US Pat. No. 9,955,231

RELEVANT VIDEO CONTENT PUSHED TO A MOBILE PHONE

DISH Technologies L.L.C.,...

1. A system, comprising:a computer processor circuit configured to:
manage one or more personality user databases associated with one or more users in a first geographic marketing area to determine content preferences for the one or more users in the first geographic marketing area, the first geographic marketing area being one of a plurality of geographic marketing areas, each of the plurality of geographic marketing areas being associated with at least one user;
manage one or more personality user databases associated with one or more users in a second geographic marketing area to determine content preferences for the one or more users in the second geographic marketing area;
manage a first marketing area viewing habits module associated with users in the first geographic marketing area to determine viewing habits of the one or more users in the first geographic marketing area, the first marketing area viewing habits module being configured to determine viewing habits by querying set top boxes in the first geographic marketing area for content selected for viewing by the one or more users in the first geographic marketing area;
manage a second marketing area viewing habits module associated with users in the second geographic marketing area to determine viewing habits of the one or more users in the second geographic marketing area, the second marketing area viewing habits module being configured to determine viewing habits by querying set top boxes in the second geographic marketing area for content selected for viewing by the one or more users in the second geographic marketing area;
identify content available for viewing from a content database;
identify a first plurality of matched content titles a user in the first geographic marketing area may have a preference for based on a comparison of the content available for viewing with a personality user database associated with the user in the first geographic marketing area, and further based on the viewing habits of other users in the first geographic marketing area;
identify a second plurality of matched content titles a user in the second geographic marketing area may have a preference for based on a comparison of the content available for viewing with a personality user database associated with the user in the second geographic marketing area, and further based on the viewing habits of other users in the second geographic marketing area;
send the first plurality of matched content titles to the user in the first geographic marketing area for display on a first mobile communication device;
send the second plurality of matched content titles to the user in the second geographic marketing area for display on a second mobile communication device;
receive a selection of the first plurality of matched content titles from the user in the first geographic marketing area;
receive a selection of the second plurality of matched content titles from the user in the second geographic marketing area; and
perform an action with the selected content titles.

US Pat. No. 9,952,266

OBJECT DETECTION FOR WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEMS

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A living object detector for a wireless energy transfer system, comprising:a sensor comprising a first conductor positioned adjacent to a first surface of a substrate;
a shield comprising a second conductor different from the first conductor, wherein at least a portion of the second conductor is positioned proximal to the first conductor and adjacent to the first surface of the substrate;
a ground reference comprising a third conductor spaced from the substrate and positioned on a side of the substrate opposite to the first surface, wherein during operation of the living object detector, the third conductor is maintained at a ground reference electrical potential;
first and second switches; and
an electrical circuit coupled to the first, second and third conductors and to the first and second switches, and configured so that during the operation of the living object detector:
the electrical circuit applies a first electrical potential to the first conductor and a second electrical potential to the second conductor, the first and second electrical potentials being approximately similar; and
the electrical circuit can charge and discharge the first conductor by activating the first and second switches.

US Pat. No. 9,955,251

SOUNDER MODULE

GOERTEK INC., WeiFeng (C...

1. A sounder module, comprising a housing, wherein a vibration system and a magnetic circuit system are accommodated in the housing, and the housing is provided with a sound hole at a position corresponding to the vibration system; the sound hole is arranged to deviate from a centre position of the vibration system, and the sound hole is a rising opening with an end part higher than a surface of the housing; the vibration system comprises a vibrating diaphragm, and a dome is provided at a centre part of a side of the vibrating diaphragm adjacent to the sound hole, wherein the dome is provided with a pressure regulating part at a position corresponding to an orthographic projection area of the sound hole, and the pressure regulating part is higher than other portions of the dome and protrudes towards a direction of the sound hole.

US Pat. No. 9,953,520

LED LIGHTING DEVICE, AND SMART HOME CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

SENGLED OPTOELECTRONICS C...

1. A smart home control system, comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) lighting device including: a light emitting module configured to emit light, a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) module, an infrared remote control module, and a sound pulse detection module, the infrared remote control module being electrically coupled to the Wi-Fi module, and the sound pulse detection module being electrically coupled to the Wi-Fi module; and
a terminal device configured to send a control instruction to the LED lighting device and to receive at least one sound pulse signal from the LED lighting device, wherein:
the Wi-Fi module is configured to receive the control instruction sent from the terminal device, and to directly transmit the control instruction to the infrared remote control module;
the infrared remote control module is configured to convert the control instruction to an infrared control signal used to control one or more of a plurality of household electrical appliances that have an infrared remote control function; and
the sound pulse detection module is configured to:
detect a prompt tone when the one or more of the plurality of household electrical appliances are turned on remotely;
convert the prompt tone to a sound pulse signal; and
send the sound pulse signal to the terminal device through the Wi-Fi module, such that the terminal device determines whether the one or more of the plurality of household electrical appliances are turned on.

US Pat. No. 9,953,349

PLATFORM FOR SERVING ONLINE CONTENT

CBS Interactive Inc., Sa...

1. A method of rendering a webpage via a browser, the method performed by one or more processors and comprising:receiving webpage elements to render the webpage;
creating a global object to define one or more advertisement placeholders on the webpage;
inserting a proxy location into the webpage elements to assert a local domain for ad request to an ad server;
using the global object, transmitting the ad request to the ad server;based on the ad request, receiving ad metadata from the ad server;parsing the ad metadata to receive one or more frames to be inserted into the one or more advertisement placeholders;
using the one or more frames, retrieving advertising content from the ad server; and
inserting the retrieved advertising content into the one or more advertisement placeholders.
US Pat. No. 9,949,609

WATER DISPERSIBLE WIPE SUBSTRATE

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A water dispersible nonwoven substrate comprising a majority of individualized bast fibers which are substantially straight, substantially pectin-free, and have a mean length greater than 4 millimeters (mm).

US Pat. No. 9,955,612

EXHAUST AIR DEFLECTING SYSTEM

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. An apparatus comprising:an air deflector to receive an airflow in a first direction and deflect the airflow in a second direction, the airflow discharged through a hot air exhaust vent of a network equipment element configured in a computing rack, the air deflector comprising a first vane and a second vane parallel to each other, the first vane and the second vane oriented relative to the hot air exhaust vent at a specified angle to deflect the airflow in the second direction, wherein the air deflector is separate from the computing rack; and
a rack coupling mechanism to physically mount the air deflector against the hot air exhaust vent of the network equipment element thereby connecting the air deflector to the computing rack, the rack coupling mechanism being adjustable to accommodate a variable lateral distance of the hot air exhaust vent from the computing rack;
wherein the computing rack comprises a pair of opposing vertically oriented U-shaped rails configured with multiple holes, the network element positioned between the rails and the holes of the rails being spaced relative to a height of the network element, a first bolt of a pair of bolts secured in one of the holes of a first rail of the pair of rails and a second bolt of the pair of bolts secured in one of the holes of a second rail of the pair of rails.

US Pat. No. 9,955,480

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RESOURCE ALLOCATION SATISFYING MULTIPLE PERFORMANCE CONSTRAINTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A two-phase Radio Resource Allocation method, by a base station of a wireless communication network, of allocating a first plurality of frequency resources among a second plurality of requesting mobile terminals, wherein each mobile terminal employs a service such that two or more services are represented in the second plurality, a frequency resource allocation satisfying all of an exclusivity constraint that each frequency resource is allocated to only one mobile terminal, an adjacency constraint that all frequency resources allocated to any given mobile terminal are contiguous in a frequency domain, and a minimum service requirement constraint that a predetermined number of the mobile terminals employing each service be granted a required data rate, the method comprising:executing an Unconstrained Maximization phase of the method comprising:
iteratively allocating frequency resources to the mobile terminals, obeying the exclusivity and adjacency constraints but without regard to the minimum service requirement constraint;
testing a resulting allocation, from the iteratively allocating, for fulfillment of the minimum service requirement constraint; and
removing one or more mobile terminals from the allocation based on the minimum service requirement constraint test; and
after the Unconstrained Maximization phase, executing a Reallocation phase of the method comprising:
reallocating frequency resources from one or more mobile terminals that has its required data rate fulfilled to one or more mobile terminals that does not have its required data rate fulfilled.

US Pat. No. 9,954,873

MOBILE DEVICE-BASED INTRUSION PREVENTION SYSTEM

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A method for managing network traffic comprising:at a portable electronic device connected to a network:
restricting at least one application running in restricted user space on the device from operating on data packets until the data packets pass up through a communication stack to an application layer of the communication stack;
calling, by a monitoring application running in the restricted user space, a virtual private network function to establish a virtual network interface, wherein calling the virtual private network function includes passing a null route table and an internal network address;
in response to the call of the virtual private network function, establishing, by a kernel process, the virtual network interface configured with the null route table and internal IP address, wherein the virtual network interface is configured to queue network traffic originated by one or more of the applications running in restricted user space on the device;
monitoring, by the monitoring application running in restricted user space, the virtual network interface for queued data originated by the one or more of the applications running in restricted user space on the device;
assembling, by the monitoring application, a data packet from at least some of the queued data, wherein the data packet includes data intended for a node of the one or more nodes of the network;
applying, by the monitoring application, a first set of rules to the data packet;
in accordance with a determination that application of the first set of rules to the data packet triggers a predetermined response associated with the first set of rules, processing, by the monitoring application, the data packet according to the predetermined response associated with the first set of rules; and
in accordance with a determination that application of the first set of rules does not trigger the predetermined response, forwarding, by the monitoring application, at least the data intended for the node to a connection with the node for transmission to the node.

US Pat. No. 9,953,416

PORTAL DOSIMETRY SYSTEM

Elekta AB (PUBL), Stockh...

1. A computer-implemented method of evaluating treatment parameters for a patient undergoing radiotherapy, wherein a portal imaging device is located under the patient such that a radiation beam passes through the patient to the portal imaging device, the method comprising:obtaining, from an initial medical imaging device, a planning image of the patient prior to radiotherapy, the planning image including an expected portal image of a target region of the patient;
obtaining a portal image during radiotherapy from the portal imaging device, the portal image corresponding to an actual dose distribution delivered to the target region of the patient when a radiation beam is turned on;
generating, by a processor of a portal dosimetry system, during radiotherapy, a first portal dosimetry image identifying one or more differences between the planning image and the portal image;
accessing, over an electronic communications network, a database configured to store a plurality of prior portal dosimetry images identifying:
differences between prior planning images and prior portal images;
assessment information for the prior portal dosimetry images, the assessment information including at least one of true positive difference information and false positive difference information; and
one or more corresponding decisions made regarding the prior portal dosimetry images;
performing a similarity measurement, by the processor, between the first portal dosimetry image and the prior portal dosimetry images from the database;
determining, by the processor, whether to interrupt radiotherapy, wherein the determination is based on an analysis of the similarity measurement, the assessment information, and the corresponding decisions made regarding the prior portal dosimetry images; and
providing, by the processor, an indication of whether to interrupt radiotherapy, the indication being displayed on a graphical user interface of the portal dosimetry system.

US Pat. No. 9,953,073

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EDITING DYNAMICALLY AGGREGATED DATA

OATH INC., New York, NY ...

1. A method comprising the steps of:creating, by a computing device, a plurality of aggregate contacts using contact data collected by a network;
storing the aggregate contacts in a data repository;
receiving a new user edit related to one of the aggregate contacts;
automatically updating an electronic edit document to include the new user edit, the electronic edit document comprising a plurality of anchor points, each anchor point pointing to one of the plurality of aggregate contacts, and each anchor point comprising a weight;
determining a rank for each of the plurality of aggregate contacts, wherein the rank indicates a strength of a relationship to the respective aggregate contact;
determining, by the computing device, based on the weights of the plurality of anchor points at the time of receiving the new user edit, that the electronic edit document corresponds to a first aggregate contact,
wherein the plurality of anchor points comprises a first anchor point that points to the first aggregate contact, the first aggregate contact has a first rank, and the weight of the first anchor point is based on the first rank,
wherein the first aggregate contact is associated with a first person, and the first rank is based on usage of contact data of the first aggregate contact by friends in a social network of the first person, and
wherein the determining based on the weights of the plurality of anchor points further comprises comparing a sum of weights for anchor points in the electronic edit document that point to the first aggregate contact to a sum of weights for all anchor points in the electronic edit document;
applying the electronic edit document to update the first aggregate contact, the applying comprising updating contact data of the first aggregate contact using the new user edit; and
storing the updated first aggregate contact in the data repository.

US Pat. No. 9,952,067

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR OPTICAL MEASUREMENTS USING MULTIPLE BEAM INTERFEROMETRIC SENSORS

Kulite Semiconductor Prod...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first Extrinsic Fabry-Perot Interferometer (EFPI) sensor, a first portion of interrogation light, wherein the first EPFI sensor is configured to alter the received first portion of the interrogation light responsive to a measurement stimulus comprising one or more of pressure, acceleration, vibration, and force;
receiving, by a second EPFI sensor, a second portion of the interrogation light, wherein the second EPFI sensor is configured to be at least partially mechanically isolated from the measurement stimulus, and wherein the first EPFI sensor and the second EPFI sensor are both configured to alter the respective first and second portions of the interrogation light responsive to a common mode stimulus;
receiving, by one or more of the first EPFI sensor and the second EPFI sensor, a first portion of system probe light, wherein the system probe light is characterized by a second coherence length l2 that is less than twice a cavity length of the first EPFI sensor and is also less than twice a cavity length of the second EPFI sensor such that interference fringes are reduced in the first EPFI sensor or the second EPFI sensor;
detecting, by one or more optical detectors, one or more system probe signals in communication with one or more of the first EPFI sensor and the second EPFI sensor, and at least one intervening optical fiber section or optical fiber splice;
detecting, by a first optical detector, a measurement signal and a first common-mode signal responsive to receiving altered interrogation light from the first EPFI sensor, the measurement signal corresponding to the measurement stimulus;
detecting, by a second optical detector, a second common mode signal responsive to receiving altered light from the second EPFI sensor;
producing a measurement output signal, the measurement output signal representing a difference between the second common mode signal and a combination of the measurement signal and the first common-mode signal;
compensating the measurement output signal with a compensation signal derived from the one or more system probe signals; and
outputting the compensated measurement output signal.

US Pat. No. 9,952,042

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING A USER LOCATION

Magic Leap, Inc., Dania ...

1. A method of identifying a user location, comprising:capturing, using a camera of an augmented reality system, an image of a field of view of a user;
reducing a set of data associated with the image to create a fingerprint by the augmented reality system, wherein the fingerprint comprises a color histogram of the image indicating a location of the user, global positioning system data, and Wi-Fi data;
transmitting the fingerprint to a database system having a database of stored fingerprints;
comparing, at the database system, at least the color histogram of the fingerprint against the database of stored fingerprints, wherein the database of stored fingerprints is a topological map having nodes and lines respectively representing real world physical spaces and relationships between the real world physical spaces, each node of the topological map comprising a respective stored fingerprint including a color histogram, global positioning system data, and Wi-Fi data, the topological map not being a geometric map created from extracted points and tagged images, the topological map being a simplified representation of physical spaces in a real world, the topological map comprising fingerprints of spaces and relationships between fingerprints corresponding to various spaces the relationships between the fingerprints corresponding to the various spaces are not geographical relationships;
identifying a localization area of the user based at least in part on a match between the fingerprint and a stored fingerprint of the database by the database system; and
transmitting passable world data corresponding to the localization area from the database system to the augmented reality system without transmitting passable world data not relevant to the localization area, the passable world data comprising at least keyframes for use by the augmented reality system to determining pose, wherein localization area corresponds to a volume and the pose corresponds to a point within the volume.

US Pat. No. 9,951,835

WINDOW SYSTEM

Newtonoid Technologies, L...

1. A window unit, comprising:a first pane spatially separated from a second pane, the first and second panes being surrounded by a window frame;
a plurality of muntin bars situated between the first and second panes, each muntin bar having a receiving end;
a memory device housed in the window unit for storing electronic data; and
a first insert having first and second legs extending therefrom, the first insert having a first insert device having a data communication feature, the data communication feature being in data communication with the memory device;
wherein the first leg of the insert is received into the receiving end of a first one of the muntin bars and the second leg of the insert is received into the receiving end of a second one of the muntin bars, thereby attaching the first and second muntin bars.

US Pat. No. 9,955,609

ELECTRONIC CONTROL DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic control device, which has a housing of a water-proof structure, comprising;a through-hole formed in a wall of the housing so as to communicate an inside space formed in the housing to an outside of the housing; and
an air breathing filter assembled to the housing,
wherein the air breathing filter comprises;
(a) a filter supporting member having;
(a1) a cylindrical portion formed in a cylindrical shape and having an air passage formed inside of the cylindrical portion and extending in an axial direction of the cylindrical portion;
(a2) a fitting portion formed in an outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion at a position close to a first axial end of the cylindrical portion; and
(a3) a flanged portion formed at a second axial end of the cylindrical portion and extending in a radial-outward direction of the cylindrical portion from the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion;
(b) a water-shedding film attached to the first axial end of the cylindrical portion so as to close an open end of the air passage;
(c) a filter cover member, which is fixed to the filter supporting member and composed of;
(c1) a cover plate portion covering the water-shedding film;
(c2) a leg portion extending from the cover plate portion in a direction to the filter supporting member; and
(c3) a fitting portion integrally formed with the leg portion and fitted to the fitting portion of the filter supporting member; and
(d) a water-proof sealing member formed in an annular shape,
wherein the filter supporting member is inserted into the trough-hole from the inside space of the housing, the filter cover member is assembled to the filter supporting member from the outside of the housing, a pushing portion is formed either in the filter cover member or in the filter supporting member, the pushing portion is supported by the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion, the water-proof sealing member surrounds the outer peripheral surface of the cylindrical portion and is interposed between an inner wall surface of the housing and the flanged portion.

US Pat. No. 9,953,803

LOCAL ALIGNMENT POINT CALIBRATION METHOD IN DIE INSPECTION

HERMES MICROVISION INC., ...

1. An alignment method within a first point of interest in a field of view, comprising:identifying a pattern inside the first point of interest scanned by a charged particle beam tool;
comparing a location of the pattern in the first point of interest to a design layout database corresponding to the pattern;
determining an offset induced from the charged particle beam tool; and
calibrating an imaging position of the first point of interest based on the offset.

US Pat. No. 9,950,508

ELECTROSTATIC SCREEN PRINTER

HITACHI ZOSEN CORPORATION...

1. An electrostatic screen printer comprising:an electrically conductive screen arranged in non-contact with a printing medium;
at least one rubbing member configured to rub a powder into the screen;
a direct current power source configured to apply a voltage to the printing medium and the powder, the powder rubbed into the screen being adhered to the printing medium by electrostatic induction;
a rotation mechanism configured to rotate the at least one rubbing member, the rotation mechanism comprising a first rotation shaft providing a rotation axis of the at least one rubbing member such that the at least one rubbing member is configured to rotate about the rotation axis on the first shaft; and
a revolution mechanism configured to revolve the at least one rubbing member, the revolution mechanism comprising a revolution shaft providing a revolution axis of the at least one rubbing member and a revolution arm connected to the revolution shaft, wherein the at least one rubbing member is mounted to the revolution arm such that the at least one rubbing member is configured to revolve about the revolution axis;
wherein the rotation axis and the revolution axis are parallel to and spaced apart from one another.

US Pat. No. 9,955,587

LED TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube;
an end cap attached to an end of the lamp tube;
a power supply disposed in the end cap; and
an LED light bar disposed inside the lamp tube and mounted with a plurality of LED light sources, the LED light sources being electrically connected to the power supply by the LED light bar,
wherein the LED light bar includes a bendable circuit sheet disposed with two soldering pads on the bendable circuit sheet at an end of the bendable circuit sheet, and an electrically insulating hole is formed and disposed between the two soldering pads of the bendable circuit sheet to prevent a short circuit between the two soldering pads when soldering, and
wherein an alignment hole is configured and disposed behind the electrically insulating hole to allow a soldering machine to automatically locate the soldering pads of the bendable circuit sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,955,544

AUTONOMOUS DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING SYSTEM

North American Manufactur...

1. A distributed lighting system comprising:a plurality of building lighting nodes on a network in communication with a central controller, at least one node being electrically connected to a plurality of peripherals, at least one of the peripherals being an LED lighting device, and at least one peripheral being a sensor or a light switch;
wherein each node includes a local processor and has a unique tag assigned to it by the central controller, and each unique tag is associated with at least one recipe stored locally at the node and executable by the local processor as well as also being stored remotely at the central controller, the recipe being a set of steps commanding through the local processor a plurality of actions taken by the node or peripheral in response to a one or more sensor or switch events or one or more commands from the central controller;
the system being constructed so that any node or peripheral can operate autonomously according to its tag and associated recipe without communication with the central controller;
the system also being constructed so that if a peripheral or node is moved to a new location in the network, the peripheral or node retains its original tag and its local processor executes the recipe associated with that original tag regardless of its location in the network.

US Pat. No. 9,955,376

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT REPORT CONSIDERING IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE

GOLDPEAK INNOVATIONS INC,...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:an interference detection unit detecting a start of In-Device Coexistence (IDC) interference caused by signal transmission of a first network system against signal reception of a second network system;
an assistant information generation unit initiating assistant information indicating occurrence or expectation of the IDC interference; and
a transmitter transmitting the assistant information and a measurement report to an evolved NodeB (eNB), the measurement report comprising measurement values which are obtained without IDC interference.

US Pat. No. 9,955,266

LOUDSPEAKER DIAPHRAGM

GOERTEK INC., Weifang (C...

1. A loudspeaker diaphragm, comprising a first surface layer, an intermediate layer and a second surface layer in a lamination structure, whereinat least one surface layer of the first surface layer and the second surface layer is a composite layer composed of a base layer and a reinforcing layer, and the other surface layer comprises at least a base layer, and
the base layer is any one selected from a group consisting of a polyetheretherketone layer, a polyarylester layer, a polyethylene terephthalate layer and a polyetherimide layer, or a composite layer composed of any two selected from the group;
the reinforcing layer is a thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer layer or a thermoplastic elastomer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,951,922

LED LIGHT UNIT AND METHOD OF PRODUCING AN LED LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An airplane rear navigation LED light unit, having a desired light intensity distribution (LIdes,ver, LIdes,hor), emitted from the airplane rear navigation LED light unit in operation, wherein the airplane rear navigation LED light unit comprises:a support portion,
a light source, the light source being arranged on the support portion and having a source-side light intensity distribution (LISS), wherein the light source is one single LED, and
a refractive optical element, spaced from the light source and having an inner surface and an outer surface, with at least one of the inner surface and the outer surface being non-spherical, the refractive optical element being arranged over the light source and being attached to the support portion and the one single LED being arranged in the center of the refractive optical element,
wherein the desired light intensity distribution (LIdes,ver, LIdes,hor) is an airplane rear navigation light intensity distribution and is defined by at least two cross-sectional light intensity distributions, the at least two cross-sectional light intensity distributions comprising a first desired cross-sectional light intensity distribution (LIdes,ver) in a first cross-sectional plane, which is a vertical cross-sectional plane, and a second desired cross-sectional light intensity distribution (LIdes,hor) in a second cross-sectional plane, which is a horizontal cross-sectional plane, wherein the first desired cross-sectional light intensity distribution (LIdes,ver) is an envelope curve enveloping light intensity values required for airplane rear navigation lights by FAR 25.1393 and wherein the second desired cross-sectional light intensity distribution (LIdes,hor) is an envelope curve enveloping light intensity values required for airplane rear navigation lights by FAR 25.1391,
wherein the inner surface and the outer surface of the refractive optical element are shaped such that they jointly transform the source-side light intensity distribution (LISS) into the desired light intensity distribution (LIdes,ver, LIdes,hor),
wherein the inner surface of the refractive optical element has a circular shape in the first cross-sectional plane, with the outer surface of the refractive optical element being shaped in the first cross-sectional plane such that the inner surface and the outer surface transform the source-side light intensity distribution (LISS) in the first cross-sectional plane into the first desired cross-sectional light intensity distribution (LIdes,ver), and
wherein the outer surface of the refractive optical element has a circular shape in the second cross-sectional plane, with the inner surface of the refractive optical element being shaped in the second cross-sectional plane such that the inner surface and the outer surface transform the source-side light intensity distribution (LISS) in the second cross-sectional plane into the second desired cross-sectional light intensity distribution (LIdes,hor),
wherein the inner surface and the outer surface of the refractive optical element are continuous and differentiable between the first and second cross-sectional planes.

US Pat. No. 9,950,626

OVERVOLTAGE PROTECTION FOR ACTIVE RECTIFIERS IN THE EVENT TO LOAD SHEDDING

SEG Automotive Germany Gm...

1. A bridge rectifier comprising:a number of AC voltage terminals;
two DC voltage terminals; and
a number of half-bridges corresponding to the number of AC voltage terminals, each half-bridge having two activatable switching elements, which are connected in series between the two DC voltage terminals, and between which one of the AC voltage terminals is connected in each case, and each half-bridge including a control circuit configured to acquire an output voltage applied between the two DC voltage terminals and to switch a first switching element of the two switching elements of the particular half-bridge (i) to be conductive by activation using a first control signal, until the output voltage falls below a lower threshold value, after it has previously exceeded an upper threshold value, and ii) to activate it in a clocked manner by activation using a second control signal, until the output voltage exceeds the upper threshold value, after it has previously fallen below the lower threshold value;
wherein each control circuit has a threshold value element which is configured to effectuate a change of at least one of the lower and upper threshold value after the output voltage has previously exceeded the upper threshold value.

US Pat. No. 9,955,543

LAMP CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

SILICON WORKS CO., LTD., ...

1. A lamp control device comprising:a lamp comprising an LED module having a plurality of LED channels;
a converter configured to receive a voltage corresponding to a turn signal, convert the voltage into an output voltage and internal voltage, and supply the output voltage to the LED module; and
a controller configured to start counting a preset delay time when the internal voltage is supplied from the converter, and control the plurality of LED channels to sequentially light up at intervals of the delay time.

US Pat. No. 9,954,596

INTERFERENCE REJECTION COMBINING METHOD, DEVICE AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Sanechips Technology Co.,...

1. An interference rejection combining (IRC) method supporting transmit diversity, comprising:generating an N*N interference and noise covariance matrix corresponding to one subcarrier from signals, in a transmit diversity mode, received at cell reference signal (CRS) resource positions via N receiving antennas, where N is greater than or equal to 3;
performing Cholescy decomposition and upper triangular matrix inversion on the N*N interference and noise covariance matrix to obtain an N*N block matrix;
expanding the N*N block matrix to a 2N*2N noise whitening matrix; and
whitening the received signals and channel estimation values according to the noise whitening matrix, and using the whitened received signals and channel estimation values to obtain a minimum mean square error-IRC (MMSE-IRC) processing result.

US Pat. No. 9,954,243

FUEL CELL COMPRISING AT LEAST TWO STACKED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARDS WITH A PLURALITY OF INTERCONNECTED FUEL CELL UNITS

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A fuel cell comprising:a) at least two fuel cell boards, each of the fuel cell boards comprising at least one ion permeable membrane and a plurality of anodes and a plurality of cathodes, wherein the anodes and the cathodes are arranged in pairs such that each of the anodes is located on a side of the membrane opposite to one of the cathodes;
b) gas flow channels arranged between adjacent ones of the fuel cell boards for supplying an oxidisable gas to each of the anodes and a reducible gas to each of the cathodes; and
c) electrical connectors for connecting adjacent pairs of the anodes and the cathodes on the same one of the fuel cell boards;
wherein each of the fuel cell boards is arranged so that the anodes and the cathodes on one of the boards are located opposite to the anodes and cathodes, respectively, on an adjacent one of the boards;
wherein the membrane of each of the fuel cell boards is bonded to a multilayer Printed Circuit Board comprising a first current collection and distribution layer, a reactant distribution layer, and a second current collection and distribution layer; and
wherein the layers are bonded together to form the multilayer Printed Circuit Board.
US Pat. No. 9,949,958

METHODS OF TREATING HEPATIC ENCEPHALOPATHY

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Lt...

1. A method of reducing the frequency of hospitalization visits by an hepatic encephalopathy (HE) subject, comprising administering rifaximin daily for a period of about 12 months or longer to the subject suffering from HE, wherein the subject has a Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) level between about 1 and about 24 or wherein the subject has a Conn score of 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 9,955,509

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING COLLISION BETWEEN RANDOM ACCESS TRANSMISSION AND DEVICE TO DEVICE TRANSMISSION IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING DEVICE TO DEVICE SCHEME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An operating method of a user equipment (UE) in a communication system, the operating method comprising:receiving configuration information associated with a random access resource;
receiving configuration information associated with a resource pool for transmitting a discovery signal; and
selecting, in a discovery period, a resource for transmitting the discovery signal from the resource pool,
wherein the resource is not overlapped with the random access resource.

US Pat. No. 9,953,974

TIPLESS TRANSISTORS, SHORT-TIP TRANSISTORS, AND METHODS AND CIRCUITS THEREFOR

MIE Fujitsu Semiconductor...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:a plurality of first deeply depleted channel (DDC) transistors formed in a substrate and having controllable source-drain current paths coupled between a first and second node, the first DDC transistors having a first source drain vertical doping profile with first extension regions that extends in a lateral direction under a gate electrode of the first DDC transistors, the first DDC transistors being configured to selectively couple a first output node to the first or second node in response to one or more input signals, the first DDC transistors having drawn gate lengths of less than one micron;
a plurality of second deeply depleted channel (DDC) transistors formed in the substrate and having controllable source-drain current paths coupled between the first node and the second node, the second DDC transistors having a second source drain vertical doping profile with second extension regions that extends in a lateral direction under a gate electrode of the second DDC transistors, the second source drain vertical doping profile having less dopant concentration than the first source drain vertical doping profile, the second DDC transistors being configured to selectively couple a second output node to the first or second node in response to the one or more input signals, the second DDC transistors having drawn gate lengths of less than one micron and same channel doping profile as a channel doping profile of the first DDC transistors.

US Pat. No. 9,953,022

NATURAL LANGUAGE METRIC CONDITION ALERTS

SuccessFactors, Inc., Sa...

1. A method implemented at least in part by a computer, the method comprising:for alerts generated by detecting metric conditions in an enterprise data source according to a set of metric condition detection rules, displaying the alerts as an original list of alerts comprising headlines comprising natural language descriptions of respective metric conditions detected for metrics in one or more enterprise data sources, wherein a particular metric condition rule specifies automatic analysis dimensions and the metrics are respectively segmented using a plurality of dimensions;
receiving an activation of a particular alert out of the original list of alerts;
responsive to activation of the particular alert, displaying a story page comprising further detail about the metric condition of the particular alert, wherein the further detail comprises a drill down synopsis comprising segments generated by automatic drill down via the automatic analysis dimensions;
responsive to activation of the further detail, displaying further drill down detail configured to allow free movement within the further drill down detail beyond what was specified in the metric condition;
subsequently navigating back to the story page responsive to activation of a user interface element; and
subsequently collapsing the story page responsive to a user activation, wherein collapsing the story page comprises continuing to display the particular alert and displaying the original list of alerts.

US Pat. No. 9,952,106

INPUT DEVICE SENSOR CONFIGURATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An input device comprising:a sensor substrate having pressure sensor nodes and capacitive sensor nodes configured to detect proximity of an object that contacts the input device, the pressure sensor nodes interspersed with the capacitive sensor nodes, the pressure sensor nodes configured to conserve power in a non-operational state prior to being placed in an operational state responsive to the capacitive sensor nodes detecting the proximity of the object; and
a flexible contact layer spaced apart from the sensor substrate, the flexible contact layer configured to flex and contact the sensor substrate responsive to pressure applied by the object to initiate an input to a computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,950,718

TRAIN NETWORK MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Wabtec Holding Corp., Wi...

1. A train network management system for providing redundancy or fail-safe functionality to a train comprising at least one locomotive, a plurality of railcars, and a trainline establishing a wired communication between the plurality of railcars and the at least one locomotive, the system comprising:a plurality of node computers positioned on or integrated with a plurality of the railcars, wherein each node computer of the plurality of node computers is configured to communicate with at least one high-speed network device configured to receive and transmit data over a high-speed network, wherein at least one of the following: each node computer, the at least one high-speed network device, at least one associated railcar, or any combination thereof, is assigned a unique identifier; and
at least one locomotive computer positioned on or integrated with the at least one locomotive and configured to: (i) establish the high-speed network by communicating with the plurality of node computers via the trainline, and (ii) communicate with the at least one high-speed network device configured to receive and transmit data over the high-speed network,
wherein at least one of at least one node computer of the plurality of node computers and the at least one locomotive computer is configured to generate at least one communication path between at least two high-speed network devices of at least two railcars and a high-speed network device of the at least one locomotive, such that high-speed data communication is provided between the at least two high-speed network device of the at least two railcars and the high-speed network device of the at least one locomotive, wherein the at least one communication path is in addition to a communication path of the wired communication established by the trainline.

US Pat. No. 9,949,691

CONFORMAL SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR SENSING AND ANALYSIS OF CARDIAC ACTIVITY

MC10, Inc., Lexington, M...

1. A conformal cardiac sensor device for analyzing cardiac activity of a user, the conformal cardiac sensor device comprising:at least one flexible substrate configured to couple to the user;
at least one heart sensor component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one heart sensor component being configured to directly contact a portion of skin of the user, measure electrical activity indicative of the cardiac activity of the user, and output a signal indicative thereof;
at least one biometric sensor component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one biometric sensor component being configured to measure physiological activity indicative of the cardiac activity of the user and output a signal indicative thereof;
at least one microprocessor embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one microprocessor being communicatively coupled to the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component and operable to execute microprocessor executable instructions for controlling measurement of the electrical activity and the physiological activity indicative of the cardiac activity of the user;
at least one wireless communication component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate and operable to transmit data indicative of the measurements obtained by the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component; and
at least one therapeutic component embedded on or within the at least one flexible substrate, the at least one therapeutic component being configured to provide medicinal treatment to the user based, at least in part, on the measurements obtained by the at least one heart sensor component and the at least one biometric sensor component,
wherein the at least one therapeutic component is configured to administer to the user an emollient, a pharmaceutical drug or other drug, a biologic material, or other therapeutic material, or any combination thereof, in response to a detected occurrence of a predetermined triggering event.
US Pat. No. 9,949,913

LUMINATE FACE LOTION

Jan Marini Skin Research,...

1. A cosmetic composition for topical application comprising:from 0.0001 to 0.001% by weight nonapeptide-1; from 0.1 to 0.5% tetrahydrodiferuloylmethane; from 0.5 to 2.5% alpha arbutin; from 0.5 to 2.5% 4-hexylresorcinol; from 0.5% to 1% retinol; from 0.5 to 2.5% epigallocatechin gallate; from 0.05% to 0.5% alpha-bisabolol; and from 0.5 to 2.5% dipotassium glycyrrhizate; and
a cosmetically acceptable vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,955,619

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT MOUNTING METHOD, AND LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT MOUNTER

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A light emitting device comprising:a light emitting element comprising an LED chip and a phosphor layer provided on a light emitting side of the LED chip; and
a substrate on which the light emitting element is bonded by an adhesive material, the substrate comprising:
a base,
a plurality of connector electrodes disposed so as to extend laterally over portions of the base, and
a substrate light reflective component layer disposed so as to directly contact and extend laterally over a portion of the base and a portion of each connector electrode, the substrate light reflective component layer being separated from the LED chip,
an LED chip light reflective component layer extending laterally around at least a part of a lateral face of the LED chip,
wherein the adhesive material is an anisotropic conductive material,
wherein the adhesive material includes a first portion that contacts and extends laterally over a portion of the substrate light reflective component layer, a second portion that is disposed between the LED chip light reflective component layer and the substrate, and a third portion that extends laterally around at least a part of a lateral face of the LED chip light reflective component layer, and wherein the first, second, and third portions of the adhesive material are continuous with one another, and
wherein at least part of a lateral face of the phosphor layer is exposed from the adhesive material.

US Pat. No. 9,955,614

SHEET FOR SHIELDING AGAINST ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES AND WIRELESS POWER CHARGING DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRO-MECHANICS...

1. A sheet for shielding against electromagnetic waves, the sheet comprising:a plurality of magnetic layers including silicon (Si); and
an organosilane layer interposed between the plurality of magnetic layers, and directly bonded with two of the plurality of magnetic layers by silicon-oxygen bonds,
wherein the sheet has a thickness of 1 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 9,955,369

NETWORK SELF-HEALING METHOD AND SYSTEM USING LIGHTING DEVICES

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A network self-healing method using lighting devices, comprising:providing a plurality of lighting devices, each lighting device including a WI-FI module with a wireless access point (AP) function, wherein the plurality of lighting devices is wirelessly connected to a wireless router;
scanning, by each of the plurality of lighting devices, a service set identifier (SSID) of the wireless router to confirm that the wireless router is not able to be connected to and to switch to a self-healing networking mode;
activating the wireless AP function of each of the plurality of lighting devices, selecting one lighting device from the plurality of lighting devices according to a self-healing networking rule associated with the plurality of lighting devices, and using the selected lighting device as a first lighting device router;
indicating that the selected lighting device is the first lighting device router by changing a lighting setting of the selected lighting device; and
deactivating the wireless AP function of each of other non-selected lighting devices remaining in the plurality of lighting devices, and wirelessly connecting the other non-selected lighting devices to the first lighting device router respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,955,173

TRANSPARENCY INFORMATION RETENTION

Cisco Technology Inc., S...

1. A method comprising:by a controller including a non-transitory memory:
accessing a first frame of digital data associated with a pixel of an image representation, the frame consisting of a first number of bits of data and comprising:
a set of transparency data bits representative of transparency information associated with the pixel;
a set of x number of red data bits representative of red color information associated with the pixel;
a set of green data bits corresponding to green color information associated with the pixel; and
a set of blue data bits corresponding to blue color information associated with the pixel,
wherein the set of transparency bits within the frame are distinct from each of the set of x number of red data bits, the set of green data bits and the set of blue data bits;
constructing a second frame of digital data associated with the pixel, the frame consisting of a second number of bits of data and comprising:
a single transparency data bit of the set of transparency data bits;
a reduced set of red data bits contiguous with the single transparency bit and consisting of (x?1) number of bits of the set of red data bits;
the set of green data bits; and the set of blue data bits; and
providing the second frame of digital data to a destination device; wherein the second number is less than the first number.

US Pat. No. 9,954,033

BONDING P-TYPE AND N-TYPE SHEETS TO FORM COMPLEMENTARY CIRCUITS

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. A method for fabricating at least a portion of a display apparatus, the method comprising:fabricating a first sheet comprising a first substrate, a first lower metal layer, a first upper metal layer, a first dielectric layer disposed between the first lower metal layer and the first upper metal layer, and a first semiconductor channel layer,
wherein the first lower metal layer, the first upper metal layer, the first dielectric layer and the first semiconductor channel layer are configured so as to form a first plurality of transistors,
wherein the first plurality of transistors is one of (i) a plurality of P-type transistors or (ii) a plurality of N-type transistors,
wherein either the first lower metal layer forms a drain and a source for each of the first plurality of transistors and the first upper metal layer forms a gate for each of the first plurality of transistors, or the first lower metal layer forms a gate for each of the first plurality of transistors and the first upper metal layer forms a drain and a source for each of the first plurality of transistors, and
wherein the first plurality of transistors includes (i) transistors of an active matrix that includes row and column electrodes, with intersections of the row and column electrodes corresponding to pixel circuits of the display apparatus, and (ii) transistors of drivers of the pixel circuits;
fabricating a second sheet comprising a second substrate, a second lower metal layer, a second upper metal layer, a second dielectric layer disposed between the second lower metal layer and the second upper metal layer, and a second semiconductor channel layer,
wherein the second lower metal layer, the second upper metal layer, the second dielectric layer and the second semiconductor channel layer are configured so as to form a second plurality of transistors,
wherein the second plurality of transistors is the other one of (i) the plurality of P-type transistors or (ii) the plurality of N-type transistors, and
wherein either the second lower metal layer forms a drain and a source for each of the second plurality of transistors and the second upper metal layer forms a gate for each of the second plurality of transistors, or the second lower metal layer forms a gate for each of the second plurality of transistors and the second upper metal layer forms a drain and a source for each of the second plurality of transistors;
after fabricating the second sheet, cutting at least a portion of the second sheet into a plurality of strips each containing at least some of the second plurality of transistors;
bonding at least the portion of the second sheet to the first sheet such that
a layer of conductive material is disposed between and in contact with a first top metal layer and a second top metal layer, the first top metal layer being either (i) the first upper metal layer or (ii) a different layer of the first sheet that is electrically coupled to one or more areas of at least the first upper metal layer and is separated from the first upper metal layer at least by a first set of one or more additional dielectric layers, and the second top metal layer being either (i) the second upper metal layer or (ii) a different layer of the second sheet that is electrically coupled to one or more areas of at least the second upper metal layer and is separated from the second upper metal layer at least by a second set of one or more additional dielectric layers,
the layer of conductive material provides electrically conducting paths between (i) areas of metal on the first top metal layer and (ii) areas of metal on the second top metal layer that are vertically aligned with the areas of metal on the first top metal layer,
the plurality of strips are arranged around a perimeter of the active matrix, and
at least some transistors of the plurality of strips form complementary circuits with the transistors of the drivers of the pixel circuits.

US Pat. No. 9,951,933

OUTDOOR LIGHTING FIXTURES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ORION ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A system for mounting a light fixture to a structure, comprising:a pivot base coupled to the structure;
a mount configured for securing to the light fixture and for pivotally coupling to the pivot base, so that the light fixture is adjustably positionable in any one or more of a plurality of positions;
wherein the mount includes a plurality of adjustment points configured to allow the mount to be fixed in any of the one or more of a plurality of positions.

US Pat. No. 9,951,472

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR CONTROLLING A MANUFACTURING LINE USED TO CONVERT A PAPER WEB INTO PAPER PRODUCTS BY READING MARKS ON THE PAPER WEB

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A converting line, having a plurality of operational parameters, for producing a paper product, the converting line comprising:(a) a paper web being unwound from a parent roll, the paper web including (i) a plurality of sections, and (ii) a plurality of marks, at least one mark being assigned to each of the plurality of sections and each mark being associated with a paper rating, the paper rating being based upon defects of the paper web in that section of the paper of the paper web;
(b) a mark reading unit that (i) reads at least one of the plurality of marks on the paper web, and (ii) produces a corresponding output from the at least one mark that has been read;
(c) a controller that receives the output from the mark reading unit, and is configured:
(i) to obtain the paper rating associated with the at least one mark read by the reading unit, and
(ii) to change at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the paper rating; and
(d) a finisher, the paper web being fed to the finisher and converted into a paper product.

US Pat. No. 9,950,251

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A COMPILATION REEL IN GAME VIDEO

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system comprising:a memory comprising compilation reel rules; and
a processor configured to execute instructions which, when executed, cause the processor to:
receive metadata comprising a set of trigger indicators associated with a set of gameplay events occurring during gameplay of a game, wherein each trigger indicator is generated in response to a gameplay event satisfying at least one trigger condition, wherein each trigger indicator is associated with a weight;
select a subset of the set of trigger indicators based on the compilation reel rules and based on the weights associated with the trigger indicators; and
generate a compilation reel based on the subset of trigger indicators, the compilation reel comprising control signals to render gameplay events that occurred during the gameplay corresponding to the subset of trigger indicators.

US Pat. No. 9,950,988

METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF ALPHA/ALPHA-PRIME-ALCOXYLATED GLYCEROL LINEAR CARBONIC ESTERS

CHRYSO, Issy les Mouline...

1. A method for synthesizing a group of ?/??-alkoxylated glycerol linear carbonic esters wherein the following are placed in contact at a reaction temperature lower than about 220° C.:i. a quantity of at least one precursor selected from the group consisting of ?/??-alkoxylated glycerol cyclic carbonates of a formula (XXII):

wherein R4, R5 and R6 are hydrogen (H), or
R4 and R5 are hydrogens (H) and R6 is an alkyl group or an amino-alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, or
R4, R5 and R6 are selected from the group formed by hydrogen (H) and organic groups of following general formula (VII):

wherein:
R7 is selected from the group formed of an H and a hydrocarbon group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms;
m is an integer between 0 and 10 inclusive; and
X is selected from among —O— and —NH;
ii. a quantity of at least one catalyst selected from the group consisting of metal oxides, metal alkoxides, Lewis acids, organometallic catalysts and mineral bases; and
iii. a quantity of at least one organic initiator selected from the group consisting of alcohols, polyols and amino-alcohols, wherein:
said alcohols are chosen from pentacyclic glycerol carbonate (GC), ethanol (EtOH), n-butanol (BuOH), and 3-(2-hydroxyethyl)imidazolidin-2-one,
said polyols are chosen from glycerol and glycerol ?-methyl ether (GE), and
said amino-alcohols are chosen from amino-alcohols having a main chain comprising 2 to 10 carbon atoms;
wherein at a first step of the method the at least one precursor, the at least one catalyst and the at least one organic initiator are mixed and heated in a gas-tight sealed reactor until they reach the reaction temperature and a pressure called an autogenous pressure inside the sealed reactor which is higher than atmospheric pressure, and
wherein at a second step of the method at the reaction temperature, a gaseous composition is allowed to escape to reduce the autogenous pressure inside the sealed reactor and the reaction temperature is maintained in the sealed reactor for a time of more than about 5 min.
US Pat. No. 9,950,053

USE OF THE SALMONELLA SPP TYPE III SECRETION PROTEINS AS A PROTECTIVE VACCINATION

The Board of Regents for ...

1. A vaccine formulation comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a first chimeric molecule and a second chimeric molecule in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, the first chimeric molecule comprising at least one Salmonella pathogenicity island 1 (SPI-1) molecule linked to at least one SPI-1 molecule; the second chimeric molecule comprising at least one Salmonella pathogenicity island 2 (SPI-2) linked to at least one SPI-2 molecule, wherein the first chimeric molecule and the second chimeric molecule comprise a sequence having a sequence identity of at least about 90% to sequences comprising SEQ ID NOS: 14 and 16.
US Pat. No. 9,951,160

POLYALKENYL COUPLING AGENT AND CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMERS PREPARED THEREFROM

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A process for preparing a coupled polymer by anionic polymerization wherein the coupled polymer is a conjugated diene polymer comprising the following reaction steps:a) polymerizing a monomer or a mixture of monomers comprising at least one conjugated diene and optionally one or more monoalkenyl arene compounds in the presence of an anionic initiator to form a living polymer arm or mixture of arms, with an average apparent molecular weight greater than 2000, measured with gel permeation chromatography (GPC) using polystyrene calibration standards, in accordance with ASTM D5296-11;
b) reacting the living polymer arm or arms with a polyalkenyl coupling agent;
c) terminating the polymerization if any living polymers remaining after step b); and
d) optionally functionalizing and/or hydrogenating the coupled polymer so produced,wherein the polyalkenyl coupling agent is an alpha,omega-bis(vinylphenyl)alkane, andwherein the living polymer arm or mixture of arms is capped with one or more styrene monomer molecules before step b); andwherein a hydrocarbon lithium based initiator is used to prepare the living polymer in a concentration of from 10 to 2000 ppm Li based on the weight of the monomer or the mixture of monomers in step a).

US Pat. No. 9,955,592

DISPLAY DEVICE

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. A display device comprising:a display that is configured to allow an image to be displayed on a display screen;
a back chassis disposed on an opposite surface side to the display screen of the display; and
a support body disposed on a peripheral side of the display and the back chassis,
wherein the support body includes a plate section, a first link section, and a second link section, the plate section being directed in a direction orthogonal to the display and comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface in a direction of thickness of the plate section, the first link section being provided on the first surface of the plate section, and the second link section being provided on the first surface of the plate section,
a first member is attached to a periphery of the opposite surface to the display screen of the display, the first member being linked to the first link section, and
a second member is attached to a periphery of the back chassis, the second member being linked to the second link section
wherein the first member is provided with a recess for link, and
the first link section is formed as a projection that is configured to be inserted in and linked to the recess for link.

US Pat. No. 9,952,039

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING REFLECTED OPTICAL DISTORTION IN CONTOURED PANELS HAVING SPECULAR SURFACES

Glasstech, Inc., Perrysb...

1. A system for measuring the optical characteristics of a curved panel having a specular surface, the panel having a first dimension and a second dimension, wherein the panel is curved at least about one or more axes of curvature which are generally parallel to the first dimension, the apparatus comprising:a conveyor for conveying the panel in a first direction generally parallel to the first dimension of the panel;
at least two displays, each display projecting a preselected contrasting pattern,
at least two cameras, each one of the at least two cameras being uniquely paired with one of the displays, wherein each display and camera pair are mounted in a spaced-apart relationship a known distance and angle from the surface of the panel such that the camera detects the reflected image of the pattern projected on the surface of the panel from its associated display, and wherein each of the display and camera pairs are spaced apart from each other at least in a second direction across the second dimension of the panel such that each camera detects the reflected image of the pattern projected on the surface of the panel from only its associated display, and Wherein the patterns detected by the cameras together cover the entire surface in the direction of the second dimension of the panel; and
a programmable control including at least one processor programmed to execute logic for controlling each of the cameras to acquire at least one image of the reflected pattern of the associated display on the panel as the panel is conveyed across the path of the projected pattern in the first direction, logic for analyzing and combining the data acquired by the cameras to construct surface data representative of the surface of the panel, and logic for analyzing the data representative of the surface of the panel to determine optical characteristics of the panel.
US Pat. No. 9,951,171

POLYESTER POLYOLS FROM RECYCLED POLYMERS AND WASTE STREAMS

Resinate Materials Group,...

1. An aqueous polyurethane dispersion comprising a polyester polyol, said polyester polyol made by a process comprising:(a) heating an aromatic polyacid source selected from a thermoplastic polyester with a glycol to give an intermediate; and
(b) reacting the resulting intermediate with a digestible polymer selected from polylactic acids, synthetic polyamides, polycarbonates, polyurethanes, polyisocyanurates, polyethers, proteins, polysaccharides, polylactones, polylactams, or combinations thereof;
wherein the molar ratio of glycol to aromatic polyacid source is at least 0.8:1, and the polyol has a hydroxyl number within the range of about 10 to about 800 mg KOH/g.

US Pat. No. 9,955,483

AGGREGATED CARRIER SYNCHRONIZATION AND REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING METHODS, DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operating a node of a wireless communications network, the method comprising:transmitting information to a user equipment over an aggregated carrier that includes a primary carrier that comprises at least one of time and/or frequency resources and a secondary carrier that comprises at least one of time and/or frequency resources;
transmitting reference symbols to the user equipment on the secondary carrier less often than on the primary carrier; and
transmitting to the user equipment over the primary carrier, an indication indicating at least one of when and/or how often the reference symbols will be transmitted to the user equipment on the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,954,566

CONTACTLESS COMMUNICATION UNIT CONNECTOR ASSEMBLIES WITH SIGNAL DIRECTING STRUCTURES

KEYSSA, INC., Campbell, ...

1. A contactless communications device, comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of contactless communication units (CCUs) mounted to the substrate, each CCU comprising a transducer operative to selectively transmit and receive contactless signals to and/or from a counterpart CCU associated with a device other than the contactless communications device; and
beam directing structure coupled to the substrate and positioned adjacent to the CCUs such that the beam directing structure establishes pathways that direct the EHF signal radiation along a desired path and block EHF signal radiation from traversing undesired paths for the contactless signals being transceived for each CCU in a manner that reduces cross-talk among the CCUs and with counterpart CCUs associated with the device other than the contactless communications device.

US Pat. No. 9,952,263

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GRID IMPEDANCE DETECTION

Enphase Energy, Inc., Pe...

1. A method of monitoring for a grid impedance change, comprising:superimposing a tone on an AC current injected onto an AC power grid, wherein the tone is superimposed on the AC current during a non-zero portion of an AC voltage waveform on the AC power grid;
monitoring a perturbation to the AC voltage waveform, the perturbation caused by the superimposed tone, for a change in a characteristic; and
identifying a change in impedance of the AC power grid based on the change in the characteristic, wherein the amplitude of the superimposed tone is (i) above the noise floor of the resulting perturbation of the AC voltage waveform, and (ii) below a level that induces negative-going currents when the tone is superimposed.

US Pat. No. 9,951,919

MICROPROJECTION LIGHTING MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE HEADLIGHT

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A motor vehicle headlight formed as a lighting device or comprising at least one lighting device, the lighting device or the at least one lighting device comprising:a number of microprojection light modules (1) each comprising
at least one light source (2), and
at least one projection arrangement (3), which images light exiting from the at least one light source (2) into a region in front of the motor vehicle in the form of at least one light distribution, wherein the at least one projection arrangement (3) comprises
an entry optics (30) comprising a plurality of micro entry optics (31), and
an exit optics (40) comprising a plurality of micro exit optics (41), wherein
each micro entry optics (31) is paired with exactly one micro exit optics (41),
wherein the micro entry optics (31) are formed in such a way and/or the micro entry optics (31) and the micro exit optics (41) are arranged relative to one another in such a way that substantially all light exiting from the micro entry optics (31) enters only into the micro exit optics (41) paired therewith, wherein light pre-shaped by the micro entry optics (31) is imaged by the micro exit optics (41) into the region in front of the motor vehicle as the at least one light distribution (LV1-LV5; GLV), and wherein at least one screen device (50) is arranged between the entry optics (30) and the exit optics (40).

US Pat. No. 9,950,795

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PAIRING A PERSONAL ELECTRONIC DEVICE ON A TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A machine implemented method, comprising:generating a request by an electronic device to securely access an electronic system of a transportation vehicle for controlling one or more seat functions;
verifying a passenger's identity by a networked computing system of the transportation vehicle, based on information in the request;
generating a random image with an identifying pattern by the networked computing system and displaying the random image with the identifying pattern on a display device;
repeating the displayed pattern by a user by entering the identifying pattern on the display device;
generating a code associated with the entered identifying pattern;
verifying that the entered pattern matches with the displayed identifying pattern by verifying the generated code; and
enabling communication from the electronic device to the electronic system of the transportation vehicle for managing one or more seat control functions.
US Pat. No. 9,949,960

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING MUSCLE WEAKNESS-RELATED DISEASES, CONTAINING BUTYLPYRIDINIUM OR DERIVATIVE THEREOF

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A method for treating a disease associated with muscle weakness comprising administering a compound selected from the group consisting of butylpyridinium, dodecylpyridinium, cetylpyridinium or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to a subject in need of treating the disease, wherein the disease is selected from the group consisting of sarcopenia, muscular atrophy, muscular dystrophy, and acardiotrophy.

US Pat. No. 9,955,594

OPERATION DEVICE

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. An operation device driven by an internal battery, the operation device comprising:a casing;
an operation element located on a plane continuing from a front surface of the casing;
a mechanical switch disposed in the casing such that a distance between the mechanical switch and the operation element is fixed, the mechanical switch having a flexible region located to oppose to a rear surface of the casing;
a pressing part located between the mechanical switch and an attachment surface, the pressing part pressing the flexible region from a side of the flexible region opposite a side of the flexible region closest to the operation element;
a support part that supports the casing such that a distance between the operation element and the attachment surface is changeable; and
a biasing part biasing the casing away from the attachment surface,
wherein:
the support part has a cylindrical fitting protrusion part and a fitting hole fitted to each other,
the fitting hole has an oval shape having a dimension larger in a front-rear direction of the casing than in the other direction, and
the pressing part and the mechanical switch are maintained not to be in contact with each other until a force exceeding a biasing force of the biasing part is applied.

US Pat. No. 9,955,304

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRACKING THE POSITION OF AN INTERMITTENTLY OPERABLE WI-FI TAG

Ipass Inc., Redwood Shor...

1. A server, comprising:a processor; and
a memory connected to the processor, the memory storing instructions executed by the processor to:
collect scan lists from client devices, wherein each scan list specifies a Wi-Fi access point identifier collected by a client device and geographic coordinates of the client device when the Wi-Fi access point identifier was collected,
form a cluster of geographic coordinates around a designated Wi-Fi access point,
identify a centroid within the cluster,
ascribe the location of the centroid as the geographic position of the designated Wi-Fi access point,
add the geographic position of the designated Wi-Fi access point to a Wi-Fi access point location database,
process a Wi-Fi tag scan list from a Wi-Fi tag to form a tag path listing known geographic locations of Wi-Fi access points observed by the Wi-Fi tag, wherein the Wi-Fi tag scan list includes a plurality of identifiers of Wi-Fi access points observed during periodic wake states of the Wi-Fi tag attached to an item in commerce, and
supply the tag path in response to a request, wherein the tag path characterizes the movement of the item in commerce.

US Pat. No. 9,954,449

FLYBACK CONVERTER OUTPUT CURRENT EVALUATION CIRCUIT AND EVALUATION METHOD

ALPHA AND OMEGA SEMICONDU...

1. An output current calculation circuit for a flyback converter comprises:a detection module detecting a primary current flowing through a sensing resistor connected in series with a primary winding, wherein the detection module comprising a first voltage-current converter collecting a sensing voltage signal across the sensing resistor representing the primary current, and converting the sensing voltage signal into an intermediate current flowing through a conversion resistor connected between an output terminal of the first voltage-current converter and ground;
a sample and hold latch storing a first current value and a second current value;
a current summing unit summing the first current value and the second current value;
an output stage transmitting a voltage converted from a sum current of the first current value and the second current value according to a predetermined ratio in each cycle; and
a logic control unit controlling the output stage only to transmit the voltage converted from the sum current within a predetermined time period in each switching cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,952,143

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GAS DETECTION

GASSECURE AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A method of operating a gas sensor for determining a concentration of a gas in a measurement volume, the gas sensor comprising a light source and a detector arranged to receive light that has passed through the measurement volume, the method comprising the steps of:during a first measurement period, using the detector to make a first measurement of an amount of light received in at least one wavelength band which is absorbed by the gas;
comparing said first measurement to a threshold value;
if said threshold value is crossed, during a second measurement period using the detector to make a second measurement of an amount of light received in at least one wavelength band which is absorbed by the gas;
calculating the concentration of said gas in said measurement volume using the first and/or second measurement;
estimating a value of an uncertainty parameter indicative of the level of uncertainty of the calculated concentration of gas;
determining that the value of the uncertainty parameter is below a predetermined minimum; and
in response to determining that the value of the uncertainty parameter is below a predetermined minimum, reducing energy consumption of the gas sensor by ending said second measurement period.

US Pat. No. 9,952,000

CONSTANT CONDUCTANCE HEAT PIPE ASSEMBLY FOR HIGH HEAT FLUX

Advanced Cooling Technolo...

1. A heat pipe assembly comprising at least one axial groove heat pipe and at least one porous media heat pipe, the at least one axial groove heat pipe having a bore, the at least one porous media heat pipe being spaced from the bore of the at least one axial groove heat pipe, the at least one porous media heat pipe being in thermal communication the at least one axial groove heat pipe, wherein first portions of the at least one porous media heat pipe extend in a direction which is essentially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the at least one axial groove heat pipe, and second portions of the at least one porous media heat pipe extend in a direction which is essentially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the at least one axial groove heat pipe.

US Pat. No. 9,951,017

S1P3 ANTAGONISTS

TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUS...

1. A compound of formula (A),
wherein
?—R1 is

X1, and X6, are halogen, a C1-C4 linear alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms, or a C3-C4 branched or cyclic alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;
R2 is a C3-C6 linear, branched or cyclic alkyl optionally substituted with phenyl, with one or more fluorine atoms or with trifluoromethyl-furanyl;
R2? is hydrogen, F, a C1-C3 linear alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms or a C3 branched alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;
or R2 and R2? together with the carbon atom they are attached to form a C3-C6 cycloalkyl ring;
?—R3 is

Y1 is halogen;
Y4 is hydrogen, halogen, N-methylpyrazolyl, or a C1-C3 linear alkoxy optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms, or a C3 branched or cyclic alkoxy optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms,
Y5 is hydrogen, halogen, cyano, or a C1-C3 linear alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms, or a C3 branched or cyclic alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;with the proviso that at least one of Y4 and Y5 is not hydrogen;Y6 is halogen, a C1-C3 linear alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms, or a C3 branched or cyclic alkyl optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms, or a C1-C3 linear alkoxy optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms, or a C3 branched or cyclic alkoxy optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;
enantiomers, enantiomerically enriched mixtures, and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,955,257

CLASS-D AUDIO AMPLIFIER

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A class-D audio amplifier, comprising:a loop filter configured to receive and filter an audio signal and provide a first audio signal;
a PWM modulation circuit being electrically coupled to said loop filter, and configured to receive said first audio signal and compare said first audio signal with a triangular wave signal and provide an audio PWM signal;
a power amplifier being electrically coupled to said PWM modulation circuit, and configured to receive and amplify power of said audio PWM signal and provide an output voltage;
an auxiliary power amplifier configured to start to operate when said class-D audio amplifier is powered on and stops operating after said class-D audio amplifier is powered off; and
a soft start circuit configured to suppress noise interference from a control loop when said class-D audio amplifier is powered on,
wherein an output voltage of said power amplifier is not fed back to an input terminal of said loop filter, or said power amplifier is disabled, when said auxiliary power amplifier is active.

US Pat. No. 9,955,155

METHOD FOR ENCODING VIDEO INFORMATION AND METHOD FOR DECODING VIDEO INFORMATION, AND APPARATUS USING SAME

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An apparatus for decoding video information, the apparatus comprising:a decoding apparatus configured to generate an occurrence probability for entropy decoding of a split flag of a current coding unit, and perform the entropy decoding of the split flag of the current coding unit according to the generated occurrence probability,
wherein the generation of the occurrence probability relating to the split flag of the current coding unit is dependent on a split depth value of a neighboring coding unit,
wherein the neighboring coding unit is determined to be at least one of coding units located at a top side or a left side of the current coding unit,
wherein the split flag indicates whether a coding unit is split and the split depth value indicates a depth value of a coding unit according to the split flag,
wherein the decoding apparatus is further configured to
decode a prediction flag indicating whether information of the current coding unit is the same as prediction information of the current block derived from information of a collocated block corresponding to the current coding unit, the collocated block belonging to a reference frame, the reference frame having a different temporal order from a current frame to which the current coding unit belongs,
derive the information of the current coding unit based on the decoded prediction flag, and
perform inter-prediction of the current coding unit using the derived information of the current coding unit,
wherein the information of the current coding unit includes information on a motion vector of the current coding unit and information on a reference index of the current coding unit, and
wherein the prediction information of the current block includes prediction information on a motion vector and prediction information on a reference index.

US Pat. No. 9,954,603

PROFILE-BASED BANDWIDTH SCHEDULER

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of implementing profile-based bandwidth scheduling in a network, the method comprising:receiving over the network at a scheduler a bandwidth request from a user terminal, wherein the bandwidth request includes a uniform resource locator (URL), wherein the network comprises a satellite link between the user terminal and the scheduler;
identifying and accessing an entry for the URL in a digital grant profile table stored in a digital memory device on a scheduler-side of the network, the entry identifying the URL and comprising a static amount of bandwidth for the URL, wherein the static amount of bandwidth comprises time intervals for which the amounts of bandwidth are required;
determining a condition associated with the network; and
granting, at the scheduler, an allocated amount of bandwidth to the user terminal according to the static amount of bandwidth accessed in the digital grant profile table and the condition; and
recording actual bandwidth usage for the URL as accessed by the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,954,327

MODULAR PCB HOUSING WITH GROUNDING CLIP

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. A modular housing for mounting an electrical component on a grounding rail, the modular housing comprising:a plurality of housing slices and a pair of end covers;
each housing slice comprising opposite sides separated by a width, a first component support extending from one side to the other side, a second component support spaced from the first component support and extending from one side to the other side, and a floor between the first and second component supports, the floor extending from one side to the other side below the first and second component supports;
the housing slices being placed side-by-side, the housing slices being between the pair of end covers to form the modular housing, the first component supports being aligned with one another and cooperatively forming a first housing component support, the second component supports being aligned with one another and cooperatively forming a second housing component support, and the floors being aligned with one another and cooperatively forming a housing component floor being disposed below the first and second housing component supports;
each of the housing slices being configured to enable the housing slices to be placed side-by-side in any order between the end covers to define a first housing support and a second housing support capable of mounting the electrical component against the first and second mounting supports;
at least one of the housing slices carrying a grounding member, each at least one housing slice defining a cavity beneath the floor receiving the grounding member, the grounding member being a unitary member and comprising a grounding portion, a grounding terminal portion, and a lead portion connecting the grounding portion and the grounding terminal portion, the grounding portion being disposed to contact the grounding rail when the modular housing is mounted on the grounding rail, the lead portion extending from the cavity through the floor to the grounding terminal portion, the grounding terminal portion being disposed above the floor outside of the housing slice and not extending beyond the sides of the housing slice.

US Pat. No. 9,952,057

METHOD OF PROCESSING POSITIONING DATA

TOMTOM TRAFFIC B.V., Ams...

1. A method of processing positioning data to create map data within a map, the map comprising a plurality of navigable segments capable of representing a navigable route in an area covered by the map, the method comprising:processing the positioning data to associate the positioning data with a navigable segment and to generate speed data, wherein the speed data is associated with the navigable segment;
processing the speed data to categorise the speed data into a plurality of time periods for the navigable segment with which the speed data is associated;
averaging the speed data within each time period in order to generate a measured speed profile for the navigable segment;
normalizing the measured speed profile, the normalizing comprising relating the measured speed profile to a reference speed profile via a normalization criterion, the normalization criterion comprising a speed value determined for the navigable segment;
clustering measured speed profiles for two or more different navigable segments by identifying similarities between the measured speed profiles, wherein each one of the clustered speed profiles provide a road-category independent speed profile varying with respect to time;
generating a regular speed profile from the measured speed profiles for each cluster; and
associating the generated regular speed profile for each cluster, instead of the measured speed profile, with each one of the navigable segments in the same cluster, so that, for at least one of the regular speed profiles, the at least one of the regular speed profiles is associated with each of two or more different navigable segments.

US Pat. No. 9,955,605

HARDWARE INTERFACE WITH SPACE-EFFICIENT CELL PATTERN

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A device comprising:a hardware interface including conductive contacts arranged as an array of nodes, the array comprising a plurality of cells each having a cell pattern including:
eight data bit (B) nodes;
four strobe (S) nodes; and
ground (G) nodes;
wherein a first column at a first side of the cell pattern includes a first node-contiguous group of three or more G nodes of the cell pattern, wherein a first row at a second side of the cell pattern includes a second node-contiguous group of three or more G nodes of the cell pattern;
wherein, for each column of the cell pattern, the column includes a G node that, of the nodes of the column, is closest, column-wise, to the first row; and
wherein each B node of the cell pattern is row-adjacent or column-adjacent to at least one respective S node of the cell pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,955,507

MAINTAINING COMMUNICATION BETWEEN MOBILE TERMINAL AND NETWORK IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for maintaining a communication between a mobile terminal and a network in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:determining whether a state of the mobile terminal is in an unsynchronized state while maintaining a radio resource control (RRC) connected state with the network,
wherein, when a specific timer is not running in the RRC connected state with the network, the state of the mobile terminal is an unsynchronized state such that the unsynchronized state corresponds to when the specific timer has not started or to when the specific timer has expired;
if it is determined that the state of the mobile terminal is in the unsynchronized state while maintaining the RRC connected state with the network, performing, by the mobile terminal, a random access channel (RACH) procedure for a synchronized state in order to allocate one or more radio resources for an uplink data transmission; and
after performing the RACH procedure:
while maintaining the RRC connected state with the network, releasing, by the mobile terminal, the one or more allocated radio resources when the specific timer expires, and
while maintaining the RRC connected state with the network, transitioning, by the mobile terminal, the state of the mobile terminal from the synchronized state to the unsynchronized state with the network when the specific timer expires.

US Pat. No. 9,955,464

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR R-PDCCH TRANSMISSION IN SCENARIO OF CARRIER AGGREGATION

DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATI...

1. A method for Relay-Physical Downlink Control Channel (R-PDCCH) transmission in a carrier aggregation scenario, the method comprising:receiving, at a relay node, multiple aggregated component carriers sent by a donor base station, one or more of the component carriers carrying R-PDCCH, R-PDCCH corresponding to each of the component carriers being separately coded;
carrying out blind decoding, by said relay node, on the component carriers carrying R-PDCCH, so as to acquire R-PDCCH which is used to schedule each of the component carriers; and
acquiring physical resources, by said relay node, on the corresponding component carriers according to said R-PDCCH, and carrying out information transmission with said base station through said physical resources, wherein the method further comprises:
for the one or more component carriers carrying the R-PDCCH, and the R-PDCCH corresponding to each component carrier being separately coded, said relay node receiving multi-aggregated component carriers corresponding to the R-PDCCH sent from the donor base station, and the R-PDCCH being carried by each component carrier to independently schedule the resources on each component carrier, or said relay node receiving multi-aggregated component carriers sent from the donor base station, one component carrier carries R-PDCCH corresponding to itself and R-PDCCH corresponding to other component carriers, and said R-PDCCH schedules the resources on the component carriers in a cross-carrier way, and
if the transmission mode of the R-PDCCH refers to an interleave mode, determining, by the relay node, a starting position of search spaces in each timeslot included in each subframe on the component carriers according to the transmission mode and aggregation level of the R-PDCCH, by:
said relay node determining the starting position of the search spaces via the formula below:
L·{(Yk+m?)mod ?NCCE,jR-PDCCH/L?}+i,i=0,1, . . . ,L?1,where, L is the aggregation level of R-PDCCH;NCCE,jR-PDCCH is the number of logical CCEs (Control Channel Element) included in the pre-configured possible transmission resource set of R-PDCCH, k is the number of a current subframe, and j is the number of a current timeslot in the subframe, j?{0,1};
when the R-PDCCH carried by each of the component carriers is used to schedule the resources on each of the component carriers independently, m?=m, when R-PDCCH is used to schedule the resources on the one of the component carriers and the other ones of the component carriers in the cross-carrier way, m?=m+M (L)·nCI, m is the number of blind decodings, and nCI is the identity information of the respective component carrier where the resources scheduled by R-PDCCH exist;
Yk=(A·Yk-1) mod D, Y?1=nRNTI?0, nRNTI is RNTI of relay node, A=39827, D=65537, k=?ns/2?, ns is the timeslot number in a current radio frame;
if the transmission mode of said R-PDCCH refers to a non-interleave mode, said relay node determining the starting position of the search spaces in each timeslot included in each subframe on the component carriers according to the transmission mode and aggregation level of R-PDCCH, by:
said relay node determining the starting position of the search spaces via the formula below:
(L·m?+i)mod NVRBR-PDCCH,i=0,1, . . . ,L?1,where, L is the aggregation level of R-PDCCH;NVRBR-PDCCH is the number of VRBs included in possible transmission resources set of R-PDCCH; and
when the R-PDCCH carried by each of the component carriers is used to schedule the resources on each of the component carriers independently, m?=m, when R-PDCCH schedules the resources on the one of the component carriers and the other ones of the component carriers in the cross-carrier way, m?=m+M(L)·nCI, m is the number of blind decodings, and nCI is the identity information of the respective component carrier where the resources scheduled by R-PDCCH exist.

US Pat. No. 9,950,639

DUAL KALMAN FILTER FOR TORSIONAL DAMPING OF ELECTRIC TRACTION DRIVES

BAE Systems Controls Inc....

1. A processor-implemented method for torsional damping of an electric traction driveline, the method comprising:operating a first Kalman filter to output a state space estimation of a shaft torque;
operating a second Kalman filter to output a state space estimation of a load speed and a shaft torque; and
providing torsional damping of the electric traction driveline by changing a torque command issued to an inverter controller based upon the state space estimation of the shaft torque and the state space estimation of the load speed and the shaft torque, the changing adjusts a rate limited torque value associated with a requested torque by a user of a vehicle by subtracting a value determined from the state space estimation of the shaft torque, and adding a value determined from the state space estimation of the load speed and the shaft torque, the changed rate limited torque value being issued to the inverter controller as the torque command.

US Pat. No. 9,955,596

PCBA CARTRIDGE SUB-ASSEMBLY

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method of making a memory cartridge, comprising:operatively coupling a first memory printed circuit board (PCB) to a second memory PCB, using a first flexible connection, wherein the first flexible connection connects using a male-female type socket for operative connection, and wherein the first flexible connection is configured to allow the second memory PCB to fold with respect to the first memory PCB;
positioning a first space-defining element relative to the first memory PCB and the second memory PCB, wherein once positioned, the first space-defining element is spaced from the first flexible connection;
folding the second memory PCB with respect to the first memory PCB using the first flexible connection while the first memory PCB remains operatively coupled to the second memory PCB; and
securing, using the first space-defining element, the first and second PCBs in a substantially fixed spaced relationship, wherein the spaced relationship defines a first gap between the first space-defining element and the first and second PCBs.

US Pat. No. 9,955,539

LED DRIVE CURRENT ADJUSTMENT FOR IRRADIANCE STEP RESPONSE OUTPUT

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A method for operating one or more light emitting devices, comprising:providing a current to the one or more light emitting devices that corresponds to a desired irradiance; and
modifying the desired irradiance via a linear approximation of lighting array irradiance versus lighting array temperature, where the linear approximation of lighting array irradiance versus lighting array temperature is expressed as a slope and offset.

US Pat. No. 9,953,404

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SETTING INITIAL DISPLAY SETTINGS

LI-COR, Inc., Lincoln, N...

1. A processor-implemented method for setting display settings of a display device, the method comprising:a) receiving, by a processor, a data stream with data representing an image to be displayed;
and thereafter
b) determining, by the processor, a mean (?) of a system background component of the data stream;
c) determining, by the processor, a standard deviation (?) of a system background component of the data stream;
d) identifying, by the processor, a multiplier value (M);
e) calculating, by the processor, a display range of the image to be displayed based on the mean, the standard deviation, and the multiplier value;
f) setting the display settings of the display device based on the display range; and
g) displaying the data stream on the display device according to the display settings.

US Pat. No. 9,952,937

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REDUCING JOURNALING LOG ACTIVITY IN DATABASES

OPENET TELECOM LTD., Dub...

1. A method of restoring a database system that is accessible to network components in a high-speed telecommunication system, the method comprising:receiving in a processor of a server computing device a database transaction request that includes information identifying a database operation;
determining a priority value for the database operation identified in the received database transaction request;
determining whether the priority value is greater than a threshold value;
adding the database operation to a journaling log in response to determining that the determined priority value is greater than the threshold value;
detecting a failure event; and
performing database operations identified in the journaling log to restore the database system in response to detecting the failure event.

US Pat. No. 9,951,913

LIGHT FIXTURE COMPRISING A CARRIER ELEMENT AND DETACHABLY SECURABLE LIGHTING MODULE

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A light fixture (1), havingan elongated carrier element having a receiving region with a U-shaped cross section on its underside for receiving one or more lighting modules,
at least one lighting module, which can be detachably secured to the carrier element, the lighting module comprising an LED board and a lens mount which holds the LED board and detachably secures the lighting module within the receiving region of the elongated carrier element, wherein a surface of the LED board forms a base surface of the lighting module facing the elongated carrier element when the lighting module is secured within the receiving region of the elongated carrier element, and
means for providing the lighting module with power, comprising contacts, which are disposed on the carrier element, or a device carrier supported by the carrier element, wherein at least a portion of the contacts is formed by spring contacts.

US Pat. No. 9,949,638

OPHTHALMOLOGY

OPTOS PLC, Dunfermline (...

1. An apparatus for illuminating a retina of an eye, the apparatus comprising:an illumination device;
a lens system including a wide-angle lens having a field of view (FOV) of between approximately 100 degrees and approximately 180 degrees;
wherein the illumination device and the wide-angle lens combine to provide incident illumination from an apparent point source located within the lens system;
an illumination transfer device, wherein the illumination transfer device has a first focus point and a second focus point, and the apparent point source of the wide-angle lens is provided at the first focus point of the illumination transfer device and the eye is accommodated at the second focus point of the illumination transfer device; and
wherein the illumination transfer device is shaped and positioned relative to the apparent point source of the wide-angle lens to transfer the incident illumination from the apparent point source into the eye to illuminate the retina, wherein the incident illumination travels directly from the apparent point source to a point on the illumination transfer device and directly from the point on the illumination transfer device to the second focus point of the illumination transfer device at which the eye is accommodated.

US Pat. No. 9,955,597

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SUSPENSION MOUNT THEREOF

WISTRON NEWEB CORP., Hsi...

1. A suspension mount for suspending an electronic device and at least applicable to a first ceiling structure and a second ceiling structure, each of the first ceiling structure and the second ceiling structure having a first side, a second side and a central rib located between the first side and the second side, the suspension mount comprising:a body, comprising:
a first fastening portion, extending toward a first direction; and
a second fastening portion, extending toward a second direction, wherein the first direction is opposite to the second direction;
a first elastic unit, disposed on the body and corresponding to the first fastening portion, wherein the first elastic unit comprises a first abutting portion and a second abutting portion, the first abutting portion is located between the second abutting portion and the first fastening portion; and
a second elastic unit, disposed on the body and corresponding to the second fastening portion, wherein the second elastic unit comprises a third abutting portion and a fourth abutting portion, and the third abutting portion is located between the fourth abutting portion and the second fastening portion,
wherein when the suspension mount is applied to the first ceiling structure, the first ceiling structure is sandwiched between the first abutting portion and the first fastening portion, and the first ceiling structure is also sandwiched between the third abutting portion and the second fastening portion, and when the suspension mount is applied to the second ceiling structure, the second ceiling structure is sandwiched between the second abutting portion and the first fastening portion, and the second ceiling structure is also sandwiched between the fourth abutting portion and the second fastening portion, and
wherein when the suspension mount is applied to the second ceiling structure, the second ceiling structure is located above and abutted on the first abutting portion and the third abutting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,955,506

ADAPTING CARRIER AGGREGATION CONFIGURATIONS FOR USER EQUIPMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...

1. A method of operating a node to enable adaptation of a carrier aggregation configuration of a wireless device in a cellular communications network, comprising:determining an amount of required uplink resources, Pr, for a wireless device;
deciding whether adaptation of a carrier aggregation configuration of the wireless device should be performed based on a comparison of the amount of required uplink resources, Pr, for the wireless device and a maximum number of uplink resources, Pc, allocable for the wireless device in a current carrier aggregation configuration of the wireless device; and
taking an action to cause adaptation of the carrier aggregation configuration of the wireless device upon deciding that adaptation of the carrier aggregation configuration of the wireless device should be performed.

US Pat. No. 9,955,475

METHOD, MANAGEMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING CELL COMBINATION ON A PLURALITY OF SMALL CELLS

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for performing cell combination on a plurality of small cells, comprising:receiving, by a signal node (SN), position information sent from each small cell connected to the SN, and grouping the small cells under a preset algorithm according to the received position information, such that small cells in a same group share a local cell serial number;
acquiring, by a radio network controller (RNC), all of the local cell serial numbers from the SN, and mapping each of the local cell serial numbers to a respective logical cell serial number;
wherein the grouping the small cells under a preset algorithm according to the received position information, such that small cells in a same group share a local cell serial number comprises:
calculating a distance D between any two small cells according to the received position information, and when D?2R+? assigning the two small cells with different local cell serial numbers; or
when D>2R+? assigning the two small cells with a same local cell serial number, wherein ? is an adjustment parameter, ??[0,R], R is a maximum coverage radius value of a single small cell.

US Pat. No. 9,952,611

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ACTIVELY MANAGING ELECTRIC POWER OVER AN ELECTRIC POWER GRID AND PROVIDING REVENUE GRADE DATA USABLE FOR SETTLEMENT

CAUSAM ENERGY, INC., Ral...

1. A system for managing power information on an electric power grid comprising:a server having a processor coupled with a memory, and constructed and configured for communication over a network for communicating Internet-Protocol-based (IP-based) messages with power consuming devices and/or power supplying devices;
a database for storing information relating to power consumed or supplied by the power consuming or supplying devices and the amount of power available to be reduced or supplied to each of the power consuming devices and/or power supplying devices;
wherein the IP-based messages include information relating to activities by the power consuming devices and/or the power supplying devices;
wherein the information is transformed by the system into settlement grade data corresponding to the activities of the power consuming devices and/or the power supplying devices;
wherein the settlement grade data includes a quantification of revenue grade power available to be reduced or curtailed by the activities of the power consuming devices and revenue grade power available to be supplied by the activities of the power supplying devices;
wherein the settlement grade data is used to trade and settle power to a power market; and
at least one active load client operable to receive at least one of the IP-based messages and control at least one of the power consuming devices and at least one of the power supplying devices based on the received at least one of the IP-based messages.

US Pat. No. 9,952,148

NON-INVASIVE OPTICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF BIOMATERIAL MINERALIZATION

Trustees of Tufts College...

1. A method of monitoring mineralization in a sample, comprisingilluminating a sample with polarized radiation having at least two different wavelengths,
for each of the illuminating radiation wavelengths, detecting at least a portion of scattered radiation from the sample having a polarization parallel to said illuminating radiation and a portion having polarization perpendicular to the illuminating radiation in order to obtain a measurement of singly scattered radiation from the sample in response to said illumination at said two wavelengths, and
comparing intensities of said detected singly scattered radiation at said two wavelengths to obtain information regarding one or more mineral constituents of said sample.

US Pat. No. 9,952,043

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING A CYCLIC MOVEMENT AND CORRESPONDING COMPUTER PROGRAM

Movea, Grenoble (FR)

1. A device for identifying a type of cyclic movement among a set of possible types of cyclic movements of a physical system observed by at least one movement sensor, comprising:at least one movement sensor for providing a sequence of observation data concerning the physical system;
a memory that stores multiple statistical hidden-state Markov models;
processing circuitry, connected to the sensor and to the memory, programmed to analyze a sequence of observation data and select one of the possible types of cyclic movements on the basis of the stored statistical hidden-state Markov models;
wherein
the memory comprises multiple statistical hidden-state Markov models, each corresponding to a possible type of cyclic movement and each of the possible types of cyclic movements having at least one corresponding statistical hidden-state Markov model;
the processing circuitry is further programmed to analyze a compatibility of the observation data sequence with each possible type of cyclic movement on the basis of the at least one statistical hidden-state Markov model that is associated with this type of cyclic movement; and
the processing circuitry is further programmed to provide a sequence of hidden states of the statistical hidden-state Markov model associated with the selected type of cyclic movement, on the basis of the observation data sequence and the statistical hidden-state Markov model associated with the selected type of cyclic movement.

US Pat. No. 9,951,494

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A LIFT ARM ON A POWER MACHINE

Clark Equipment Company, ...

1. A method of controlling a lift arm actuator and a tilt actuator to control positioning of an implement carrier coupled to a lift arm of a power machine, the method comprising:receiving an activation signal from an enabling input device;
receiving a lift arm control signal from a lift arm control input commanding movement of the lift arm; and
using a controller, controlling the lift arm actuator and the tilt actuator responsive to receipt of both of the activation signal and the lift arm control signal to move the lift arm to a predefined target lift arm position and to move the implement carrier to or maintain the implement carrier at a target implement carrier orientation relative to a gravitational direction.

US Pat. No. 9,955,505

PEER-TO-PEER COMMUNICATIONS ON RESTRICTED CHANNELS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A device for conducting peer-to-peer communications, the device comprising:a processor communicatively coupled to a wireless transceiver; and
a memory;
wherein the processor and the wireless transceiver are configured to:
determine a target beacon transmission time (TBTT) of a restricted channel;
align, based at least in part on the TBTT of the restricted channel, a channel-hopping sequence with the TBTT of the restricted channel, wherein the restricted channel comprises a channel requiring deference to a preferred signal source or signal type when communication on the restricted channel would otherwise interfere with the preferred signal source or signal type;
tune to the restricted channel prior to the TBTT;
refrain from transmitting on the restricted channel during an interval of time that includes the TBTT; and
transmit on the restricted channel after the interval of time that includes the TBTT responsive to (i) receiving a beacon or a management frame indicating the restricted channel is clear or (ii) determining that a beacon or a management frame was not received during the interval of time that includes the TBTT.

US Pat. No. 9,955,486

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USER-EQUIPMENT (UE) CENTRIC ACCESS NETWORK SELECTION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

7. A method comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE) capable of communicating with an evolved NodeB (eNB) of a long term evolution (LTE) network and an access point (AP) of a wireless local area network (WLAN) network, a threshold related to a backhaul of the WLAN or a threshold related to signal strength of the WLAN, the method comprising receiving, by the UE, an indication of the threshold related to the backhaul of the WLAN from the eNB;
comparing, by the UE, the threshold related to the backhaul of the WLAN to a measurement related to the backhaul of the WLAN, or the threshold related to signal strength of the WLAN to a measurement related to signal strength of the WLAN; and
directing, by the UE based on the comparing, traffic of the UE to the WLAN AP.

US Pat. No. 9,955,322

RELAYING DEVICE, AUDIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND RELAYING METHOD

ICOM INCORPORATED, Osaka...

1. A relaying device comprising:a network communication unit for being connected with a communication network and communicating with a plurality of terminal devices via the communication network;
a storage unit for storing information of the terminal devices; and
a control unit for controlling audio signal communications between the terminal devices, wherein
the control unit sets a plurality of divided systems and makes each of the terminal devices belong to any one of the divided systems,
the plurality of divided systems are commonly controlled by the control unit but do not mutually exchange the audio signal communications with each other,
the control unit uses first identifying information to identify each of the terminal devices, the first identifying information being assigned uniquely to each of the terminal devices in each of the divided systems and being assigned commonly to a terminal device in another divided system,
each of the divided systems is configured with a group to which two or more of the terminal devices belong,
the control unit uses second identifying information to identify each group, the second identifying information being assigned uniquely to the group in each of the divided systems and being assigned commonly to a group in another divided system,
the storage unit stores a terminal table, in which a belonging divided system of each of the terminal devices and the first identifying information of each of the terminal devices in the belonging divided system are described, and a group table, in which each of the divided systems and in which the second identifying information of the group of the belonging divided system and the terminal devices belonging to the group are described,
when an audio signal is received from a calling source terminal device, which is one of the terminal devices, the control unit
determines one of the divided systems, to which the terminal device belongs to, based on calling source terminal device information attached to the received audio signal and the first identifying information, the one of the divided systems being defined as a determined divided system, and
searches the group table of the determined divided system based on the second identifying information to determine another terminal device belonging to the same group as the calling source terminal device, and
the audio signal is forwarded to the another terminal device.

US Pat. No. 9,952,664

EYE IMAGING IN HEAD WORN COMPUTING

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head-worn computer with see-through computer display, comprising:an eye-imaging camera positioned in the head-worn computer such that the eye imaging camera captures an image of a user's eye;
a display system, positioned in the head-worn computer, adapted to project a digitally generated image, resulting in a projected image, to the user's eye such that a user perceives the projected image, wherein a reflection of the projected image from a front surface of the user's eye is captured by the eye-imaging camera as an eye glint image; and
a processor adapted to determine a sharpness of the eye glint image, wherein the processor is further adapted to adjust a focus of the projected image when the eye glint image is not sharp.

US Pat. No. 9,951,914

LIGHT SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INSTALLING

SYSTEM LIGHTING SOLUTIONS...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a first elongate channel configured for mounting to a structure;
a second elongate channel having a length approximately equal to a length of the first elongate channel removably coupled to the first elongate channel and forming a substantially enclosed elongate space between the first and second elongate channels, the second elongate channel having a plurality of evenly spaced holes therein;
a plurality of LED light assemblies coupled to the second elongate channel, each having a water-tight housing having a translucent portion containing a pair of programmable RGB LEDs and having a translucent lens exposed through one of the plurality of evenly spaced holes in the second elongate channel so that light from the pair of programmable RGB LEDs passes through the translucent lens;
a plurality of segments of wire, the plurality of segments of wire electrically connecting each of the LED light assemblies in series; and
an LED light controller electrically connected to one of the plurality of segments of wire to individually control each programmable RGB LED of the pair of programmable RGB LEDs in the series and to provide power to each pair of programmable RGB LEDs in the series, the LED light controller having a plurality of functions, the plurality of functions comprising at least one of a desired light color for each programmable RGB LED, a duration of illumination for each programmable RGB LED or timing of illumination for each programmable RGB LED.

US Pat. No. 9,951,824

SELF-ENGAGING CLUTCH

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A clutch assembly comprising:an input member coupled to a prime mover and including a clutch protrusion;
an output member coupled to an output and including an output clutch;
an intermediate member positioned between the input member and the output member, the intermediate member including a first side having a first clutch member engaged with the input member and a second side with second clutch members engagable with the output clutch; and
a biasing member biasing the intermediate member axially away from the output member thereby axially spacing the second side of the intermediate member from the output clutch;
wherein the intermediate member is axially displaceable against the bias of the biasing member to engage the second side of the intermediate member with the output clutch when the input member is rotated.

US Pat. No. 9,951,602

IMPACT SENSING DURING JARRING OPERATIONS

IMPACT SELECTOR INTERNATI...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a downhole tool comprising:
opposing interfaces for incorporation of the downhole tool into a downhole tool string;
a housing extending between the opposing interfaces, wherein a bore extends longitudinally through the housing between the opposing interfaces;
an accelerometer disposed within the bore of the housing for detecting acceleration of the downhole tool in response to a mechanical impact generated elsewhere within the downhole tool string, wherein the accelerometer generates an output signal indicative of the acceleration;
a processor for processing the output signal;
a memory device for storing the output signal or data generated by the processor; and
an electrical energy source powering the processor and the memory device.
US Pat. No. 9,951,120

METHOD OF TREATING DIABETES USING NON-GLYCOSYLATED APOLIPOPROTEIN A-IV

University of Cincinnati,...


US Pat. No. 9,955,504

MULTIPLE ACCESS METHOD AND SYSTEM WITH FREQUENCY MULTIPLEXING OF REQUESTS FOR AUTHORISATION TO SEND DATA

1. A method for multiple access to a frequency band of a communication channel of a communication network with carrier sense and collision avoidance, said frequency band being divided into a set of sub-bands of the communication channel, the method comprising at a source node:detecting the availability of the communication channel;
subsequent to detecting the availability of the communication channel, modifying a value of a backoff counter;
when the value of the backoff counter reaches a predetermined value, transmitting to a destination node a message requesting authorization to send data on the communication channel, wherein said transmitting of the message requesting authorization to send data is performed on one or more sub-bands forming a sub-set of said set of sub-bands of the communication channel, but not performed on all of the sub-bands of said set of sub-bands; and
after receiving a message authorizing the sending of data on the communication channel by the source node, transmitting the data to the destination node over all of the sub-bands of said set of sub-bands of the communication channel.

US Pat. No. 9,953,136

SYSTEM FOR DISPLAYING AND EDITING DATA FOR A MEDICAL DEVICE

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A system for management and processing of data of a medical facility, the system comprising:at least one viewing application for execution by a processor and stored in memory on a user device, wherein the viewing application is configured for displaying medical image datasets held in cloud storage of a public cloud such that each of the medical image datasets is accessible via an associated Uniform Resource Locator (URL) when a corresponding cloud subscription is available, wherein the viewing application is further configured to be downloaded via an associated URL from the cloud storage of the public cloud when the corresponding cloud subscription is available, wherein the URL of the image dataset to be displayed is configured to be specified as an argument, wherein the viewing application comprises:
a View layer comprising at least one component that defines graphical content of a graphical user interface (GUI) page for display of two-dimensional (2D) image data or three-dimensional (3D) image data;
a ViewModel layer comprising one component, which, for a component or each component of the at least one component of the View layer, defines functions for the control elements of the GUI page for display and processing of the image data;
a Model layer comprising one component that defines variables for the image data to be displayed; and
a driver layer comprising:
a component configured to load 2D datasets and edit the 2D datasets for display on a screen; and
a further component that is loadable or activatable as an option, the further component configured to load 3D image datasets or two-dimensional views derived therefrom and edit the 3D image datasets or two-dimensional views for display on a screen,
wherein the component of the ViewModel layer defines a common set of functions for the display and processing of the 2D image data and the 3D image data.

US Pat. No. 9,952,320

METHOD FOR OPERATING A RADAR SENSOR OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, DRIVER ASSISTANCE DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for operating a radar sensor of a motor vehicle, comprising:performing a detection of a target object in an environment of the motor vehicle by:
emitting a transmit signal using the radar sensor,
wherein a plurality of sequences each including a plurality of frequency-modulated chirp signals are emitted, in a target object detection cycle specific to the detection of the target object, one after the other by the radar sensor as the transmit signal, wherein a transmission pause respectively follows each of the plurality of sequences,
wherein the period of time of the transmission pauses is respectively randomly adjusted in the operation of the radar sensor, and
receiving an echo signal reflected on the target object as a received signal,
wherein two radar sensors of the motor vehicle are simultaneously operated and emit respective transmit signals each having a plurality of sequences of chirp signals, wherein at least in one of the radar sensors the period of time of the transmission pauses between each two temporally adjacent sequences is randomly adjusted in the operation of the radar sensor, and
wherein an at least unidirectional data communication is performed between the radar sensors during the target object detection cycle, and within a scope of the data communication one of the radar sensors communicates data to the other radar sensor, to specify a timing of the randomly adjusted transmission pause between two subsequent sequences within the target object detection cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,952,113

IONIZATION GAUGE FOR HIGH PRESSURE OPERATION

MKS Instruments, Inc., A...

1. An ionization gauge to measure pressure comprising:an anode structure comprising a grid defining an ionization volume in which electrons impact gas molecules and atoms;
an electron source that emits electrons;
a first collector electrode to collect ions formed by collisions between the electrons and gas molecules and atoms, to provide a gas pressure output; and
a first shade outside of the ionization volume, the first shade being located between the electron source and the first collector electrode to shield the electron source from sputtered atoms along straight paths from the first collector electrode, one of the first collector electrode and the electron source being located inside the anode structure, and the other of the first collector electrode and the electron source being located outside the anode structure, the first shade being at an electric potential that is the same as or lower than the potential of the electron source, electrons from the electron source being directed by electric fields around the shade into the ionization volume.

US Pat. No. 9,952,076

AUTOMATED SET-UP FOR CELL SORTING

Becton, Dickinson and Com...

1. A system comprising:an imaging sensor configured to capture one or more images of a flow stream in a detection field of a flow cytometer; and
a processor comprising memory operably coupled to the processor, wherein the memory includes instructions stored thereon to determine the width of the flow stream from the one or more images, compare the determined width of the flow stream with the width of the flow stream that is expected based on the flow cell nozzle orifice size and generate a data signal corresponding to a ratio of the determined width of the flow stream and the width of the flow stream that is expected based on the flow cell nozzle orifice size,
wherein the processor is configured to automatically adjust one or more parameters of the flow cytometer in response to the generated data signal.

US Pat. No. 9,952,064

TRANSFORMER POSITION SENSOR WITH SHORTED COIL

Honeywell International I...

1. A transformer position sensor, comprising:a primary coil adapted to receive an excitation signal and configured, upon receipt of the excitation signal, to generate a primary magnetic flux;
a secondary coil inductively coupled to the primary coil upon electrical excitation of the primary coil, the secondary coil comprising a plurality of differentially wound coils; and
an electrically shorted coil inductively coupled to receive at least a portion of the primary magnetic flux generated by the primary coil, the electrically shorted coil configured, upon receipt of at least a portion of the primary magnetic flux, to generate a magnetic flux that opposes the primary magnetic flux, wherein the primary coil, the secondary coil, and the electrically shorted coil are wound about a bobbin and disposed in a fixed, non-movable relationship with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,951,801

FLOAT CONNECTOR

Intex Marketing Ltd., To...

1. A connector of a connector pair includinga connector base having an axis,
a loop coupled to the connector base and configured to receive a flexible line,
an extension centered on the axis,
a plurality of arms extending from the connector base and cooperating to define a space therebetween sized to receive an extension of another connector of the connector pair, wherein each of the plurality of arms includes at least one finger extending from each of the arms, and
a rib configured to engage with a recess of the other connector of the connector pair to prevent rotation, the rib being integrally formed as a single one-piece structure with the connector and configured to be positioned radially between a radially interior surface of one of a plurality of arms of the other connector and a radially exterior surface of the extension of the connector when the connector pair is coupled together.

US Pat. No. 9,950,556

WRITING IMPLEMENT WITH BEARING COUPLED ROTARY DEVICE

Davro Products, Inc., We...

1. A writing instrument, comprising:an elongated body with a first end and a second end, wherein the first end is coupled to a post and the second end has an aperture for a writing tip to be exposed;
a rotary bearing coupled to the post, wherein the rotary bearing has a central opening and wherein the post at least partially extends through the central opening of the rotary bearing;
a rotary device coupled to the bearing;
a support member having a base plate with a central opening and a hollow cylindrical body extending from the base plate, wherein the post is extended through the central opening and the hollow cylindrical body of the support member, and
a cap coupled to the hollow cylindrical body of the support member, wherein the rotary bearing is supported between the base plate and the cap.

US Pat. No. 9,955,497

LOW LATENCY UPLINK ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CHANNEL WAVEFORM DESIGN

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a transmission in a transmission time interval (TTI);
identifying an uplink (UL) acknowledgement (ACK) channel configuration based at least in part on a format of the TTI, wherein the UL ACK channel configuration includes at least an interleaved frequency division multiple access (iFDMA) waveform; and
sending an ACK message via an UL ACK channel according to the identified UL ACK channel configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,955,493

WIRELESS ACCESS POINT DETECTION AND USE BY A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of carrying out wireless communications at a vehicle, wherein the vehicle comprises a wireless communications device and a plurality of vehicle system modules, and wherein the method comprises the steps of:receiving an anticipatory vehicle ignition termination signal, wherein the anticipatory vehicle ignition termination signal indicates that an event associated with termination of a vehicle's ignition has occurred;
setting the wireless communications device to operate in a station mode in response to receiving the anticipatory vehicle ignition termination signal;
detecting the presence of a wireless access point using the wireless communications device in the station mode;
providing an indication to at least one of the vehicle system modules of the presence of the wireless access point, wherein the at least one vehicle system module that is provided with the indication is a body control module;
establishing a wireless connection between the wireless communications device and the wireless access point; and
communicating data between the wireless access point and one or more vehicle system modules via the established wireless connection using the wireless communications device, wherein the body control module sends a wake up signal to one or more of the plurality of vehicle system modules, wherein the wake up signal directs or triggers the one or more vehicle system modules to turn on, power on, or switch to an operating state that allows for the communication of data with the body control module or the wireless communications device while the vehicle ignition is off.

US Pat. No. 9,955,051

MODULAR MOTION CAMERA

RED.COM, LLC, Irvine, CA...

1. A digital video camera comprising:a camera body comprising a first surface, a second surface, and a plurality of third surfaces extending between the first surface and the second surface, the first surface comprising an opening through which light enters the camera body;
an image sensor positioned in the camera body and configured to generate image data corresponding to the light contacting the image sensor; and
a port expander releasably attachable to the second surface, the port expander comprising:
a plurality of electrical ports including a first electrical port and a second electrical port, the first electrical port being configured to releasably couple to a first electrical cable and communicate an input signal received from the first electrical cable, the second electrical port being configured to releasably couple to a second electrical cable and output a video signal to the second electrical cable,
a camera body-proximal surface and a camera body-distal surface defining a thickness of the port expander therebetween, the camera body-proximal surface configured to engage the second surface when the port expander is attached to the camera body,
a plurality of sidewalls extending between the camera-body proximal surface and the camera body-distal surface and including a first sidewall, and
a connector housing supporting the plurality of electrical ports and being immovable relative to the camera body-proximal surface, the connector housing extending from the first sidewall beyond a first plane defined by the camera body-proximal surface so that a portion of the connector housing extends along at least one of the plurality of third surfaces when the port expander is attached to the camera body, the first electrical port having an axial length that extends through the first plane.

US Pat. No. 9,950,926

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION OF GERMANIUM NANOWIRES ENCAPSULATED WITHIN MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCK...

1. A reaction product resulting from a process of growing germanium nanowires encapsulated within multi-walled carbon nanotubes;said reaction product being characterized by comprising greater than 60 weight percent germanium nanowires encapsulated in multi-walled carbon nanotubes and less than 40 weight percent amorphous material in the absence of performing any purification step, wherein said multi-walled carbon nanotubes form a sheath having a thickness of about 5 to about 10 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,950,784

WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT

SINFONIA TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. A wheel drive system for aircraft, comprisinga motor that is connected to a wheel, and has a first voltage supply line having a first winding length and a second voltage supply line having a second winding length different from the first winding length such that voltage is varied when either receives a supply;
a voltage supply unit that supplies a voltage to the first voltage supply line and the second voltage supply line; and
a control unit for controlling the voltage supply unit, wherein
the control unit is configured to select one of the first voltage supply line and the second voltage supply line and supply a voltage to the selected voltage supply line, by controlling the voltage supply unit.

US Pat. No. 9,955,608

RACK ANTI-TIP SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. An anti-tip system, comprising:an elongated member that includes:
a first end;
a second end located opposite the elongated member from the first end; and
a plurality of coupling members that are provided on the elongated member between the first end and the second end and that are each configured to directly engage the elongated member to a respective adjustable foot subsystem of a rack having a first tip angle; and
a plurality of anti-tip members extending from the elongated member, wherein the plurality of anti-tip members are positioned relative to the plurality of coupling members to cause the rack to have a second tip angle that is greater than the first tip angle when the elongated member is coupled to the rack.

US Pat. No. 9,955,482

LONG TERM EVOLUTION INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT IN UNLICENSED BANDS FOR WI-FI OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for interference management by a Wi-Fi device, the method comprising:monitoring, by the Wi-Fi device, signaling energy on a communication channel in a frequency band associated with the Wi-Fi device;
comparing the monitored signaling energy with a known waveform signature corresponding to a periodic signaling energy pattern with a predefined transmission interval that is characteristic of a Long Term Evolution (LTE) synchronization or training signal; and
identifying a presence of an LTE interferer on the communication channel in the frequency band associated with the Wi-Fi device based on the comparison,
wherein the predefined transmission interval defines multiple instances of the monitored signaling energy within an LTE radio frame duration and corresponds to a spacing of a Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) in different slots of an LTE radio frame, or
wherein the predefined transmission interval defines multiple instances of the monitored signaling energy within the LTE radio frame duration and corresponds to a spacing of a Secondary Synchronization Signal (SSS) in different slots of the LTE radio frame, or
wherein the predefined transmission interval defines four instances of the monitored signaling energy in an LTE subframe duration and corresponds to a spacing of a Cell-specific Reference Signal (CRS) in different symbols of an LTE subframe.

US Pat. No. 9,953,151

SYSTEM AND METHOD IDENTIFYING A USER TO AN ASSOCIATED DEVICE

1. An authentication system, comprising:a computer appliance target requiring authentication of a user in order to access the computer appliance target, including:
software stored on and executing by the computer appliance target;
a biometric input device; and
a transceiver enabling short-range wireless communication with other wireless capable devices;
a database accessible to the computer appliance target; and
a beacon device associated with the user, including at least a transceiver and a locally stored encrypted identity token associating the beacon device with the identity of the user;
wherein the transceiver on the computer appliance target periodically scans for the beacon device within the short-range, and upon detection, establishes communication with the beacon device and requests the encrypted identity token, the beacon device receives the request and sends the encrypted identity token back to the computer appliance target which decrypts and validates the encrypted identity token by comparing the decrypted identity token data with stored token data in the database, and upon successful decryption and validation of the identity token, the software initializes a biometric test input to positively identify the user in possession of the beacon, wherein the software of the computer appliance target attempts to match the biometric input with second biometric input of the user stored in the database and corresponding with the identity token, and upon a successful match, unlocks the computer appliance target and allows the user to operate the computer appliance target.