US Pat. No. 9,966,203

METHOD OF DETERMINING AN OPERATIONAL SETTING OF AN ON-LOAD TAP CHANGER

MASCHINENFABRIK REINHAUSE...

1. A method of determining a predefined operational setting of an on-load tap changer actuatable by a motor drive for switching between different winding taps of a tapped transformer, the method comprising the steps of:placing the on-load tap changer in operation with the tapped transformer;
thereafter activating the motor drive by a parameterized control device in a first rotational direction so that the on-load tap changer begins to run through its stationary operational settings on different winding taps of the tapped transformer toward a first winding tap of the tapped transformer;
detecting reaching of an end abutment of the regulating range of the on-load tap changer by the parameterized control device;
activating the motor drive by the parameterized control device in a second opposite rotational direction so that the on load tap changer subsequently runs through the regulating range until reaching the first stationary operational setting; and
subsequently configuring the first stationary operating setting as a predefined operational setting with the help of the parameterization that is stored in a nonvolatile memory of the control device.

US Pat. No. 9,967,998

SERVER RACK ARCHITECTURE THAT FACILITATES REDUCED CURRENT DENSITY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A server rack, comprising:vertically stacked first and second shelves, wherein the first shelf is located above the second shelf;
a vertical bus secured to the back side of the server rack, located substantially at the center of the server rack, and configured to distribute power to a plurality of sets of power supply units, each set of power supply units located next to and associated with a corresponding shelf in the server rack;
a first horizontal bus conductively coupled to the vertical bus at approximately its center and conductively coupled to a first set of power supply units; and
a second horizontal bus conductively coupled to the vertical bus at approximately its center and conductively coupled to a server located on the first shelf and equidistant from first and second sides of the server rack;
wherein the first set of power supply units comprises at least two power supply units that are separated and located on left and right sides of the server and each distribute power to the server through the vertical bus and the first and second horizontal buses.

US Pat. No. 9,968,019

COMPONENT FEEDING DEVICE, AND COMPONENT MOUNTING DEVICE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A component feeding device comprising:a first drive sprocket for transporting a component feeding tape; and
a second drive sprocket arranged on a downstream side beyond the first drive sprocket, wherein
a first backlash that is a clearance of meshing with a power transmission portion of the first drive sprocket is larger than a second backlash that is a clearance of meshing with a power transmission portion of the second drive sprocket.

US Pat. No. 9,967,991

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND BUSBAR

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a plurality of semiconductor modules, each including
a semiconductor element,
a main terminal that is exposed to a periphery, and
a wiring portion that connects the semiconductor element and the main terminal; and
at least one busbar that each includes
a terminal portion, and
a plurality of attachment portions,
the attachment portions being respectively connected to the main terminals of the semiconductor modules, such that the at least one busbar connects the semiconductor modules in parallel, wherein
a largest resistance among all resistances between the terminal portion and each of the attachment portions in each busbar is 10% or less of a resistance of the wiring portion in each semiconductor module, and
a largest inductance among all inductances between the terminal portion and each of the attachment portions in each busbar is 10% or less of an inductance of the wiring portion in each semiconductor module.

US Pat. No. 9,967,992

PCB FIXING MECHANISM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A printed circuit board (PCB) fixing mechanism, comprising a back plate, a PCB mounted on back plate, annular conducting foam binding the PCB, a conductive adhesive located between the annular conducting foam and the back plate, a PCB hood to covering the PCB at an upper side of the back plate;wherein the annular conducting foam is bonded to the back plate with the conductive adhesive, and the PCB fit in the annular conducting foam is fixed on the back plate;
the PCB comprises a grounding region, the annular conducting foam and the PCB grounding region of the PCB are electrically connected; and
a gap between a top of the PCB hood and the PCB is less than a thickness of a portion of the annular conducting foam that is located between the PCB hood and the PCB in an un compressed condition, such that the PCB grounding is enhanced by compressing the annular conducting foam with the PCB hood.

US Pat. No. 9,967,939

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE THERMAL FOLDBACK CONTROL DEVICE AND METHOD

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A thermal foldback control circuit electrically connected to a light emitting diode (LED) driver, the thermal foldback control circuit comprising:a voltage divider including
a first resistor component having a first resistance that varies in response to a temperature at a reference point,
a second resistor component in a series-type configuration with the first resistor component, the second resistor component having a second resistance that varies in response to the temperature at the reference point, and
an output configured to output a reference voltage based on the first resistance and the second resistance; and
a shunt regulator in a parallel-type configuration with the voltage divider, the shunt regulator configured to
receive the reference voltage, and
control a driver output of the LED driver based on the reference voltage.
US Pat. No. 9,963,711

FAD2 PERFORMANCE LOCI AND CORRESPONDING TARGET SITE SPECIFIC BINDING PROTEINS CAPABLE OF INDUCING TARGETED BREAKS

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A transgenic cell comprising a non-naturally occurring exogenous nucleotide sequence integrated within any of SEQ ID Nos:17-26, 28-33 or 35-38 into an endogenous FAD2A, FAD2A?, FAD2C and/or FAD2C? gene, wherein the non-naturally occurring exogenous nucleotide sequence comprises non-coding sequences comprising a plurality of unique nuclease target sites and two or more expression cassettes separated by the non-coding sequences.

US Pat. No. 9,967,995

SINGLE ACTION DIN RAIL LATCH

Rockwell Automation Techn...

1. An electronics module comprising:a housing including a rear face comprising a recess adapted to receive an associated mounting rail, said recess comprising first and second opposite edges;
a latch assembly connected to said housing and adapted for selectively releasably securing said housing an associated mounting rail located in said recess, said latch assembly comprising:
a first latch portion movably connected to said housing and comprising a locking tab adapted to capture a first associated DIN rail flange in said recess;
a second latch portion movably connected to said housing adjacent said first latch portion and comprising a second locking tab adapted to capture a second associated DIN rail flange in said recess;
said first and second latch portions linearly movable relative to each other to and between: (i) a latched configuration where said first and second latch portions are located in respective latched positions in which said first and second locking tabs project respectively beyond said first and second opposite edges of said recess and partially obstruct said recess; and (ii) an unlatched configuration where said first and second latch portions are located in respective unlatched positions in which said first and second locking tabs are spaced farther apart from each other as compared to the latched configuration;
first and second springs, wherein said first spring exerts a biasing force on said first latch portion that urges both said first and second latch portions in a first direction relative to said housing when said first and second latch portions are located in said unlatched configuration, and wherein said second spring exerts a biasing force that urges said first latch portion in said first direction and urges said second latch portion in a second direction that is opposite said first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,968,007

RACK ASSEMBLY

NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVE...

1. A rack assembly for storage of a plurality of servers each having a top and a bottom walls, said rack assembly comprising:a rack body which has therein a storage space extending in an upright direction, and which is configured to hold the plurality of the servers in said storage space such that the servers are displaced from each other in the upright direction by a passageway which extends in a transverse direction transverse to the upright direction to terminate at an inlet and an outlet, and which is defined by the bottom wall of a first one of the servers and the top wall of a next one of the servers; and
a fluid generating device including
at least one partition wall which is disposed in said passageway and which extends in the transverse direction to terminate at proximal and distal marginal edges which are adjacent to said inlet and said outlet, respectively, said partition wall dividing said passageway into an inflow path and at least one outflow path disposed downstream of said inflow path, said partition wall having a plurality of internal ports each of which is disposed downstream of said inflow path and upstream of said outflow path,
at least one proximal barrier extending from said proximal marginal edge toward one of (1) the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and (2) the top wall of the next one of the servers, and
a distal barrier extending from said distal marginal edge toward the other one of (1) the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and (2) the top wall of the next one of the servers, whereby
when cooling air is drawn into said inflow path through said inlet, the cooling air is blocked by said distal barrier such that the cooling air is forced to flow into said outflow path through said internal ports to generate a plurality of cooling air jets, which impinge on said one of the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and the top wall of the next one of the servers before flowing out through said outlet,
wherein said proximal barrier extends from said proximal marginal edge to abut against one of (1) the bottom wall of the first one of the servers and (2) the top wall of the next one of the servers so as to ensure that the plurality of cooling air jets flow out of said outflow path through said outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,967,996

SERVER CHASSIS

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. A server chassis, comprising:a tray, the tray including a bottom plate, two opposite side walls extending from an edge of the bottom plate, a sliding latch being protrudingly disposed at an outer side of each of the side walls;
two inner rails, each of the two inner rails being disposed at the outer side of the corresponding one of the two side walls, each of the inner rails including a through slot corresponding to the sliding latch, the through slot extending longitudinally along the inner rail, the sliding latch being inserted in the through slot to be movable along the through slot; and
two outer rails, the two outer rails receiving the two inner rails respectively, each of the inner rails being movable outwardly from one end of the corresponding outer rail,
wherein a block flexible arm is disposed on the outer side of at least one of the side walls.

US Pat. No. 9,967,873

MOBILE STATION DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A mobile station device comprising:transmission circuitry configured to programmed to, or configured and programmed to transmit a transport block in an uplink subframe; and
higher layer processing circuitry configured to, programmed to, or configured and programmed to maintain at least a Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) process, wherein
in a case that the transport block has been transmitted by the mobile station device to a base station device and the transport block is disabled based on a physical downlink control channel received in a downlink subframe, acknowledgement (ACK) for the transport block is set as HARQ feedback related to the HARQ process.

US Pat. No. 9,967,475

HEAD-MOUNTED DISPLAYING OF MAGNIFIED IMAGES LOCKED ON AN OBJECT OF INTEREST

Elbit Systems Ltd., Haif...

1. A system for presenting magnified images locked onto an object of interest in the environment of an operator, the system comprising:at least one camera, disposed on the head of said operator such that said camera moves in conjunction with said head of said operator, said camera configured to acquire a sequence of image frames of a scene;
a head tracker, configured to detect the line-of-sight (LOS) of said operator by detecting at least the orientation of the head of said operator;
a processor, coupled with said camera and with said head tracker, said processor configured to obtain designated coordinates of at least one object of interest in said scene, said processor further configured to determine the relative angle between the detected operator LOS and said object of interest, said processor further configured to determine the coordinates of said object of interest in the acquired image frames, said processor further configured to apply image processing for fine stabilization of said image frames based on at least one previous image frame so as to at least compensate for head movements of said operator, and said processor further configured to rescale a region surrounding said object of interest in said image frames, in accordance with at least one display parameter, to produce respective magnified image frames of said object of interest; and
a head-mounted display (HMD) worn by said operator and coupled with said processor, said HMD configured to display said magnified image frames to said operator such that said object of interest appears in a defined position on the display regardless of the head movements of said operator.

US Pat. No. 9,968,002

HEAT-TRANSFER MECHANISM OF MOTOR PRIMARY

HIWIN MIKROSYSTEMS CORP.,...

1. A heat-transfer mechanism of a motor primary, comprising:a bearing member, having a first end surface;
at least one heat-transfer member, having a metallic body; a second end surface, located on one side of the metallic body, and oppositely attached to the first end surface of the bearing member; a third end surface, located on the other side of the metallic body opposite to the second end surface; and a flow channel, located in the metallic body and between the second end surface and the third end surface, openings for external connection being formed at two ends of the metallic body respectively; and
a moving member, attached to the third end surface of the heat-transfer member.

US Pat. No. 9,967,990

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Saturn Licensing LLC, Ne...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a housing having a display surface face and a back surface face that face each other and side faces therebetween, having an accommodation space therein, and having an opening on the display surface face;
an electronic device contained in the accommodation space,
wherein the housing is configured of a first member and a second member and has a device insertion opening on at least one opposing face of the first member or the second member; and
a center chassis contained in the housing together with the electronic device, in which an end part surface of the center chassis facing a first side of the sides contacts a surface of the first side,
wherein at least one of the first member or the second member is configured as a single piece without use of a fastener which extends continuously from a peripheral edge of the display surface face through the side faces and through the back surface face thereof so as to include an entirety of the side faces and the back surface face such that when the electronic device is contained in the accommodation space the at least one first member or the second member entirely covers the portion of the electronic device contained therein from the peripheral edge of the display surface face through the side faces and through the back surface face thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,967,982

METHOD OF PRODUCING AN INTERPOSER WITH MICROSPRING CONTACTS

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A method of manufacturing an interposer, comprising:forming a substrate having a first surface and a second surface substantially parallel to but opposite said first surface, said substrate having an opening formed therein at the first surface and communicatively coupling said first and second surfaces;
forming an electrically conductive material within said opening to thereby electrically connect regions on said first and second surfaces;
forming a microspring over said substrate, at least a first portion of said microspring formed to be in electrical communication with said conductive material formed within said opening;
releasing a free portion of said microspring such that said free portion assumes a non-planar profile, in the absence of an external force applied thereto, and is free to deflect over said substrate, at least a second portion of said microspring remaining in electrical communication with said conductive material;
forming a laminate structure over said substrate such that said microspring is at least partially embedded within said laminate structure; and
processing said substrate such that a portion of material is removed at the second surface such that said conductive material is exposed for electrical contact at said second surface of said substrate to thereby provide electrical contact to said microspring from said second surface of said substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,967,870

EFFICIENT AND CONSISTENT WIRELESS DOWNLINK CHANNEL CONFIGURATION

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

3. A method performed by a subscriber station of a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving an orthogonal frequency division multiplex (OFDM) signal transmitted by a first antenna port and a second antenna port of a base station, wherein the OFDM signal corresponds to a least one slot, wherein a slot of the OFDM signal includes a plurality of subcarriers and a plurality of symbols, wherein the slot includes a first antenna port pilot on at least a first subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers and a second subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, and a second antenna port pilot on at least the first subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers and the second subcarrier of the plurality of subcarriers, wherein the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot are received in adjacent symbols in time, respectively, wherein the first subcarrier and the second subcarrier are separated by a plurality of adjacent subcarriers and the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot are not received via any of the plurality of adjacent subcarriers in the slot, and wherein the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot are not received in all of the plurality of symbols of the slot;
receiving a primary signal and a secondary signal for cell search, wherein the primary signal and the secondary signal are derived from Zadoff-Chu sequences, wherein the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot do not overlap with the primary signal and the secondary signal; and
utilizing the first antenna port pilot and the second antenna port pilot to recover data from the OFDM signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,863

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION REPORTING WITH LICENSE-ASSISTED ACCESS (LAA) UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:a processor; and
memory in electronic communication with the processor, wherein instructions stored in the memory are executable to:
configure with a secondary cell group (SCG);
configure with a licensed-assisted access (LAA) serving cell as a primary secondary cell (pSCell) of the SCG;
receive a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) on at least one LAA serving cell in the SCG;
determine a channel to carry uplink control information (UCI), the channel being on a serving cell in the SCG;
determine transmission timing of the channel based on reception timing of the received PDSCH, wherein the transmission timing comprises a starting subframe and an allowed UCI transmission range when an LAA is used for UCI reporting;
determine one or more PDSCHs of which hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) bits are included in the UCI, the one or more PDSCHs including the received PDSCH;
determine content of the HARQ-ACK bits; and
perform a channel access procedure for transmission of the channel.

US Pat. No. 9,968,004

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS INCLUDING ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A thermal interface material comprising:a top surface;
a bottom surface;
one or more outer side surfaces extending between the top and bottom surfaces; and
electrically-conductive material along the one or more outer side surfaces;
whereby the thermal interface material, via the electrically-conductive material, is configured to be operable as a waveguide through which energy below a cutoff frequency cannot flow; and
whereby the electrically-conductive material will be parallel with a direction of heat flow from a heat source to a heat removal/dissipation structure when the bottom surface is positioned against or adjacent the heat source and the top surface is positioned adjacent or against the heat removal/dissipation structure.

US Pat. No. 9,968,018

COMMISSIONING OF A BUILDING SERVICE SYSTEM

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. Method of adjusting at least one sensor of installed building service sensors of a building service system, the method comprising the step of:automatically adjusting a sensor coverage area of said at least one sensor, the adjusting of the sensor coverage area of each sensor of said at least one sensor being based on information on a position of the sensor relative to at least one other sensor of the installed building service sensors,
wherein each of said at least one sensor comprises at least one switchable element comprising a plurality of liquid crystal display elements, said plurality of liquid crystal display elements disposed between an input sensing element of said sensor and the sensor coverage area of the sensor, for masking sensor input of said sensor, and the step of automatically adjusting a sensor coverage area comprises controlling the at least one switchable element of each of said at least one sensor in order to adjust the sensor coverage area of the sensor, and
wherein in each sensor of said at least one sensor, the plurality of liquid crystal display elements are arranged in at least a two-dimensional pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,968,011

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DYNAMICALLY UPDATED THERMAL OPTIONS BASED ON THERMAL STATE

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A system comprising:a temperature sensor configured to sense an inlet ambient temperature associated with an
information handling system;
a cooling subsystem comprising at least one cooling fan configured to generate a cooling
airflow in the information handling system; and
a thermal manager communicatively coupled to the temperature sensor and the cooling subsystem and configured to, based on determined values of parameters that include the inlet ambient temperature, a maximum power consumption level of the information handling system, a maximum airflow rate capable of being generated by the at least one cooling fan, and a hardware configuration of the information handling system, calculate a lowest possible maximum exhaust temperature indicative of the lowest exhaust temperature that is achievable for the information handling system based on the values of the parameters;
wherein the system is configured to present thermal control options to a user based on the calculated lowest possible maximum exhaust temperature, the thermal control options including at least one of:
selection of a maximum exhaust temperature of the information handling system; or
selection of a desired difference between an exhaust temperature of the information handling system and the inlet ambient temperature; and
wherein the system is further configured to alter a speed of the at least one cooling fan based on the user selecting at least one of the thermal control options.

US Pat. No. 9,967,973

ELECTRODE ARRANGEMENT WITH 3D STRUCTURE AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

GWANGJU INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. An electrode arrangement which is based on elastomer and has elasticity and flexibility, the electrode arrangement comprising:an elastomer substrate;
a plurality of first pads arranged in a first row over the substrate and a plurality of second pads arranged in a second row over the substrate; and
a plurality of conductive wires respectively connecting one of the first pads and one of the second pads,
wherein each of the conductive wires includes regions which are bent in a horizontal direction with respect to the substrate,
wherein each of the conductive wires further includes regions which are bent in a vertical direction with respect to the substrate and are not in contact with the substrate,
wherein each of the conductive wires further includes at least one fixation region that affixes the conductive wire having the at least one fixation region to the substrate, the at least one fixation region of each conductive wire being an integral part of a corresponding conductive wire that protrudes away from a middle lane of the corresponding conductive wire, and
wherein at least one of the conductive wires passes under two other conductive wires in each of the regions the two other conductive wires are bent in the vertical direction with respect to the substrate.
US Pat. No. 9,963,715

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATMENT OF A GENETIC CONDITION

Sangamo Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A zinc finger protein comprising five or six zinc finger domains designated and ordered F1 to F5 or F1 to F6 from N-terminus to C-terminus, wherein F1 to F5 or F1 to F6 comprises any one of the following recognition helix regions:(i) F1: DRSNLSR (SEQ ID NO:9);
F2: LRQNLIM (SEQ ID NO:161);
F3: TSANLTV (SEQ ID NO:162);
F4: RSDHLSR (SEQ ID NO:94);
F5: QSGNLAR (SEQ ID NO:39); and
F6: QRNDRKS (SEQ ID NO:163), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:160;
(ii) F1: DRSNLSR (SEQ ID NO:9);
F2: LRQNLIM (SEQ ID NO:161);
F3: LQSQLNR (SEQ ID NO:164);
F4: RSDHLSR (SEQ ID NO:94);
F5: QSGNLAR (SEQ ID NO:39); and
F6: QRNDRKS (SEQ ID NO:163), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:160;
(iii) F1: DRANLSR (SEQ ID NO:165);
F2: LRQNLIM (SEQ ID NO:161);
F3: LQSQLNR (SEQ ID NO:164);
F4: RSDHLSR (SEQ ID NO:94);
F5: QSGNLAR (SEQ ID NO:39); and
F6: QRNDRKS (SEQ ID NO:163), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:160;
(iv) F1: DRSNLSR (SEQ ID NO:9);
F2: TSSNRNH (SEQ ID NO:166);
F3: HSGNLTK (SEQ ID NO:167);
F4: RSDHLSR (SEQ ID NO:94);
F5: QSGNLAR (SEQ ID NO:39); and
F6: QKVDLSR (SEQ ID NO:168), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:160;
(v) F1: DRSNLSR (SEQ ID NO:9);
F2: TSSNRNH (SEQ ID NO:166);
F3: QANNLKV (SEQ ID NO:169);
F4: RSDHLSR (SEQ ID NO:94);
F5: QSGNLAR (SEQ ID NO:39); and
F6: QKVDLSR (SEQ ID NO:168), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:160;
(vi) F1: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59);
F2: DRSALAR (SEQ ID NO:30);
F3: RSDSLSR (SEQ ID NO:171);
F4: DRSVRTK (SEQ ID NO:172);
F5: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59); and
F6: QRSNLKV (SEQ ID NO:173), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:170;
(vii) F1: RSDHLTQ (SEQ ID NO:35);
F2: DRSALAR (SEQ ID NO:30);
F3: RSDSLSR (SEQ ID NO:171);
F4: DRSVRTK (SEQ ID NO:172);
F5: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59); and
F6: QRSNLKV (SEQ ID NO:173), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:170;
(viii) F1: RSDHLTT (SEQ ID NO:174);
F2: DRSALAR (SEQ ID NO:30);
F3: RSDSLSR (SEQ ID NO:171);
F4: DRSVRTK (SEQ ID NO:172);
F5: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59); and
F6: QRSNLKV (SEQ ID NO:173), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:170;
(ix) F1: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59);
F2: WATARDR (SEQ ID NO:175);
F3: RSDSLSR (SEQ ID NO:171);
F4: HTKSLSR (SEQ ID NO:176);
F5: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59);
F6: QRSNLKV (SEQ ID NO:173); wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:170;
(x) F1: RSAHLTQ (SEQ ID NO:177);
F2: DRSVLRR (SEQ ID NO:178)
F3: RSDSLSR (SEQ ID NO:171);
F4: DRSVRTK (SEQ ID NO:172);
F5: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59); and
F6: QRSNLKV (SEQ ID NO:173), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:170;
(xi) F1: RSDVLSE (SEQ ID NO:57);
F2: RNQHRKT (SEQ ID NO:58);
F3: RSDHLSA (SEQ ID NO:59);
F4: RSANLTR (SEQ ID NO:60;
F5: RSDVLSN (SEQ ID NO:61); and
F6: DRSTRIT (SEQ ID NO:62), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:56;
(xii) F1: DRSNLSR (SEQ ID NO:9);
F2: HRQHLVT (SEQ ID NO:64);
F3: DRSNLTR (SEQ ID NO:65);
F4: QSGDLTR (SEQ ID NO:13); and
F5: HRSSLLN (SEQ ID NO:66), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:63;
(xiii) F1: QSGHLSR (SEQ ID NO:32);
F2: RSDHLST (SEQ ID NO:67);
F3: RSADLSR (SEQ ID NO:68);
F4: RSDNLSQ (SEQ ID NO:69); and
F5: ASNDRKK (SEQ ID NO:70), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as shown in SEQ ID NO:66; or
(xiv) F1: RSDNLSA (SEQ ID NO:72);
F2: RNNDRKT (SEQ ID NO:73);
F3: DRSDLSR (SEQ ID NO:29);
F4: TSSNRTK (SEQ ID NO:74);
F5: QSGNLAR (SEQ ID NO:39); and
F6: QSGDLTR (SEQ ID NO:13), wherein the zinc finger protein binds to a target site as set forth in SEQ ID NO:71.

US Pat. No. 9,968,008

METHOD OF IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OF FAN IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY HARDWARE

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. An electronic rack, comprising:a plurality of information technology (IT) components arranged in a stack, wherein the electronic rack is one of a plurality of electronic racks of a data center, and wherein each of the IT components comprises a computer server having at least a processor and a memory;
a rack power supply having a voltage converter and a voltage regulator, the rack power supply to receive an input voltage from a power source, wherein the voltage converter is to convert the input voltage into an intermediate voltage, wherein the voltage regulator is to regulate the intermediate voltage to generate a regulated voltage to be supplied to the plurality of the IT components; and
a fan system having one or more fan units coupled to the rack power supply to provide cooling air to reduce an operating temperature of the IT components, wherein each of the fan units is to receive the intermediate voltage without going through the voltage regulator and to provide power to a fan of the fan unit, wherein each fan unit if mounted on a backend of one of the IT components.

US Pat. No. 9,967,970

CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT FOR REDUCING THE MAXIMUM ELECTRICAL FIELD STRENGTH, HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATION UNIT WITH SUCH A CIRCUIT ARRANGEMENT AND X-RAY GENERATOR WITH SUCH A HIGH VOLTAGE GENERATION UNIT

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A circuit arrangement comprising:electronic first components arranged on a circuit board and lying at high-voltage potential; and
functionless, electronic second components lying at high-voltage potential,
wherein the electronic second components are arranged on the circuit board adjacent to the electronic first components, and
wherein the electronic second components are configured to reduce a maximum electrical field strength between the electronic first components and a reference potential and/or between pads of the circuit board and the reference potential.

US Pat. No. 9,967,961

SIMULATED SPATIAL LIVE VIEWING OF AN OBJECT FROM VARIABLE VIEW-POINTS

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. An X-ray tube for viewing of an object, comprising:a cathode arrangement;
an anode; and
a controller configured to control the cathode arrangement and the anode to generate an electron beam from the cathode arrangement towards a target area of the anode to generate X-ray radiation by electrons impinging on the target area,
wherein the controller is further configured to control the electron beam such that the electrons hit the anode at a moving focal spot and to provide a movement of the moving focal spot at least in a first moving direction transverse to a viewing direction, and wherein the anode includes a continuous inclined surface for providing different heights for positions of the moving focal spot, wherein the continuous inclined surface has a continuously changing inclination along a direction of the continuously changing inclination of the continuous inclined surface between inner and outer parts of the anode.

US Pat. No. 9,967,954

HYBRID DIMMING CONTROLLER WITH MULTI-CLASS OUTPUTS

The Watt Stopper, Inc., ...

1. A dimming controller for a lighting load comprising:a class 1 power conditioner operable to provide a class 1 dimmer signal;
a class 2 power conditioner isolated from the class 1 power conditioner, the class 2 power conditioner operable to provide a class 2 dimmer signal;
a low voltage connector operably connected to the class 2 power conditioner to provide the class 2 dimmer signal;
output wires operably connected to the class 2 power conditioner operable to provide the class 2 dimmer signal; and
output wires operably connected to the class 1 power conditioner operable to provide the class 1 dimmer signal.

US Pat. No. 9,964,633

AIRBORNE INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING AN INFRARED COMMUNICATIONS LINK BETWEEN AIRBORNE INFRARED COUNTERMEASURES SYSTEMS

Raytheon BBN Technologies...

1. An infrared countermeasures system, comprising:a wide field of view sensor configured to receive infrared light from any direction;
a narrow field of view sensor configured to receive and emit infrared light along a repositionable direction,
the narrow field of view sensor including a pointing actuator configured to controllably reposition the narrow field of view sensor along the repositionable direction; and
a controller configured to receive and process data outputs from the wide field of view sensor and the narrow field of view sensor, provide a data input for the narrow field of view sensor, and provide a data input for the pointing actuator,
the controller to configure the wide field of view sensor and the narrow field of view sensor to:
emit first infrared light from the narrow field of view sensor toward a remote infrared countermeasures system, the first infrared light including data representing a Request To Send and a location of the narrow field of view sensor;
receive second infrared light with the wide field of view sensor from a remote narrow field of view sensor, the remote narrow field of view sensor being associated with the remote infrared countermeasures system, the second infrared light including data representing a Clear To Send and a location of the remote narrow field of view sensor; and
point the narrow field of view sensor toward the remote narrow field of view sensor in response to the location represented by the data in the second infrared light.

US Pat. No. 9,968,017

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING TUBE

FURUKAWA AUTOMOTIVE SYSTE...

1. An electromagnetic shielding tube for an electric car through which an electric wire can be inserted comprising;an inner layer made of resin,
a metal layer formed on the periphery of the inner layer, and
an outer layer made of resin formed on the periphery of the metal layer, wherein
the electromagnetic shielding tube is a composite tube, with laminated layers of the inner layer, the metal layer and the outer layer, wherein each layer comprises a straightforward tube,
the bonding strength between the inner layer and the metal layer is stronger than the bonding strength between the metal layer and the outer layer,
the thickness of the inner layer is thicker than the thickness of the outer layer, and
the metal layer is made by forming a strip-shaped member into a cylinder, butting both ends of the strip-shaped member without forming a lapped part, and bonding the butted part by welding, and
the resin of the inner layer has a higher adhesion property with the metal layer than the resin of the outer layer.

US Pat. No. 9,967,952

DEMAND RESPONSE FOR NETWORKED DISTRIBUTED LIGHTING SYSTEMS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A method for a luminaire communicatively connected to a local coordinator to manage light settings of the luminaire, wherein the luminaire comprises memory and one or more processors, the method being implemented by the local coordinator, and by program code accessed from the memory and executed on the one or more processors of the luminaire; the method comprising:providing, from the luminaire to the local coordinator, a control state of the luminaire, the control state comprising an occupancy status based on occupancy information sensed by an occupancy sensor of the luminaire;
at the coordinator, determining a power reduction factor for the luminaire indicating by how much power consumption of the luminaire is requested to be reduced, wherein the determination of the power reduction factor is based on the occupancy status provided to the local coordinator by the luminaire and on occupancy statuses provided to the local coordinator by the one or more additional luminaires;
receiving, at the luminaire from the local coordinator, the power reduction factor for the luminaire;
determining, at the luminaire, new illuminance settings for the luminaire by applying the received power reduction factor to current illuminance settings for the luminaire, wherein the illuminance settings comprise a target value for illuminance to be achieved within an illuminated space, the illuminated space comprising a sensing region of a light sensor of the luminaire;
providing an instruction to measure, at the luminaire, luminance within the sensing region of the light sensor of the luminaire while one or more light sources of the luminaire emit light according to one or more operating parameters, wherein the measured luminance comprises contribution from the light emitted by the one or more light sources of the luminaire and contribution from light emitted by light sources other than the one or more light sources of the luminaire;
based on the measured luminance at the luminaire, adjusting the one or more operating parameters to achieve the new illuminance settings.

US Pat. No. 9,967,948

LIGHTING DEVICE, LUMINAIRE, VEHICLE WITH SAME, AND LIGHTING METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A lighting device for causing at least one light source unit to emit light, each of the at least one light source unit including a light source and a corresponding load information outputter for outputting load information when electric power is supplied thereto, the load information representing a luminous characteristic of the light source, and the lighting device comprising:at least one current outputter configured to supply a current to the light source of the at least one light source unit;
a load characteristic obtainer configured to obtain the load information from the corresponding load information outputter of the at least one light source unit, by supplying the electric power to the load information outputter; and
a controller configured to control the current of the at least one current outputter, which is supplied to the light source of the at least one light source unit, based on the load information obtained by the load characteristic obtainer,
the load characteristic obtainer being configured to supply the electric power to the corresponding load information outputter only during a time period of obtaining the load information, but stop supply of the electric power to the corresponding load information outputter during a time period other than the time period of obtaining the load information.

US Pat. No. 9,967,909

WIRELESS AD HOC NETWORK ASSEMBLY USING NETWORK CODING

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of operating a wireless ad hoc network comprising:determining a group of intermediate devices on communication paths from a first source device and a second source device to a set of destination devices where each intermediate device of the group has a communication path to a corresponding subset of destination devices such that a communication path exists from both the first source device and the second source device to each destination device of the set of destination devices;
configuring each intermediate device of the group of intermediate devices with a first linear network code corresponding to the first source device, and with a second linear network code corresponding to the second source device; and
configuring each intermediate device of the group of intermediate devices with an additional linear network code between itself and its corresponding subset of destination devices.

US Pat. No. 9,967,963

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING PLASMA MAGNETIC FIELD

General Fusion Inc., Bur...

1. A system for controlling magnetic lifetime of a magnetized plasma, the system comprising:a controller comprising an input unit, a processing unit and an output unit;
a plurality of measuring probes positioned at various radial, axial and angular positions, each of the plurality of measuring probes configured to provide signals of at least one parameter of the plasma to the input unit of the controller; and
a power source in communication with the output unit of the controller, the power source configured to provide one or more additional current pulses to the system to increase a toroidal magnetic field of the plasma, and having means for adjusting an inductance-to-resistance (L/R) time constant of the power source to adjust a current decay of the current pulses,
the controller having a memory comprising program code executable by the processing unit to process the signals obtained from the plurality of measuring probes to detect an irregularity in the obtained signals and trigger the power source to provide an additional current pulse based on a detected irregularity in the signal of at least one probe,
wherein the L/R time constant of the power source is adjusted to be shorter than a shortest decay time of a poloidal field of the plasma.

US Pat. No. 9,967,940

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ACTIVE THERMAL MANAGEMENT

Integrated Illumination S...

1. A method for managing intensity to a light source responsive to temperature of the light source, the method comprising:(a) intercepting, by an active thermal management device, prior to input to the light source of a lighting fixture, an incoming signal from a dimmer, the incoming signal comprising a plurality of portions, each of the plurality of portions comprising a duration of a duty cycle identifying a first intensity for the light source, a first portion of the plurality of portions comprising an instruction for assigning a status of one of a master or a slave to the light source;
(b) measuring, by the active thermal management device, a temperature of an enclosure of the lighting fixture to determine the temperature of the light source;
(c) determining, by the active thermal management device, a second intensity less than the first intensity identified by the incoming signal from the dimmer, the second intensity determined from a function of both the first intensity identified by the incoming signal from the dimmer and the temperature of the light source determined from the measured temperature of the enclosure of the lighting fixture;
(d) modifying, by the active thermal management device responsive to the determination and prior to input to the light source, the duty cycle of the each of the plurality of portions of the incoming signal to provide a second signal identifying the second intensity at which to emit light, the second intensity less than the first intensity, while maintaining the first portion comprising the instruction for assigning the status of one of the master or the slave to the light source; and
(e) outputting, by the active thermal management device responsive to the determination, the second signal as input to the light source, the second signal identifying both the second intensity less than the first intensity and assigning the status of one of the master or the slave to the light source based on the first portion of the incoming signal that is maintained in the second signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,872

COMMUNICATION METHOD, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT USING A SET OF LEGACY OR AGGRESSIVE CQI TABLE AND LEGACY OR AGGRESSIVE MCS TABLE

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication method performed by a user equipment, the communication method comprising:determining a selected Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) table, from a legacy CQI parameter table and an aggressive CQI parameter table, based on a received indication, the aggressive CQI parameter table including combinations of at least one of higher modulation scheme and higher coding rate than the legacy CQI parameter table;
determining a selected Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) table, from a legacy MCS parameter table and an aggressive MCS parameter table, to be used with the selected CQI table as a set, the aggressive MCS parameter table including combinations of at least one of higher modulation order and higher Transport Block Size (TBS) index than the legacy MCS parameter table; and
controlling communication based on one of the combinations of modulation scheme and coding rate corresponding to a CQI index in the selected CQI table and based on one of the combinations of modulation order and coding rate corresponding to a MCS index in the selected MCS table;
wherein,
the set of the selected CQI table and the selected MCS table is one of sets including a first set of the aggressive CQI parameter table and the legacy MCS parameter table and a second set of the legacy CQI parameter table and the aggressive MCS parameter table, and
a number of bits that indicate the CQI index in the aggressive CQI parameter table equals a number of bits that indicate the CQI index in the legacy CQI parameter table, and a number of bits that indicate the MCS index in the aggressive MCS parameter table equals a number of bits that indicate the MCS index in the legacy MCS parameter table.

US Pat. No. 9,967,865

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO HANDLE UPLINK (UL) INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method to handle UL (Uplink) control information, comprising:a UE (User Equipment) is configured with a plurality of serving cells,
wherein each of the plurality of serving cells belongs to a PUCCH (Physical Uplink Control Channel) group, a first set of the serving cells controlled or scheduled by a same eNB is assigned to a same PUCCH group, and a second set of the serving cells controlled or scheduled by different a eNBs is assigned to a different PUCCH group, and
wherein for each PUCCH group, there is a specific UL serving cell for PUCCH transmission; and
the UE delivers the UL control information.

US Pat. No. 9,967,374

CO-MOLD FEATURES ON A CHASSIS SHELL OF A MOBILE DEVICE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A mobile phone, comprising:a circuit board having a processor thereon; and
a chassis shell having an integral unibody including a co-mold loop feature surrounding a button profile feature, the co-mold loop feature and the button profile feature located on the surface of the chassis shell, the co-mold loop feature preventing an independent movement of the button profile feature, wherein the co-mold loop feature is integrally bonded to both the button profile feature and a passive part of the chassis shell surrounding the co-mold loop feature;
a channel formed within the chassis shell defining the co-mold loop feature and electrically insulating the button profile feature from the chassis shell; and
a sensor system coupled to the circuit board and the button profile feature from an interior side of the chassis shell, wherein the sensor system is configured to detect a user interaction event based on sensor readings from the sensor system and to register the user interaction event with the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,968,015

CASES HAVING SELECTABLE RF SHIELDING

1. A case comprising,a housing,
a shielding enclosure disposed within the housing; and
a slidable member;
wherein the slidable member is configured to be moved, relative to the shielding enclosure, between a first position and a second position, when in the first position, the slidable member covering one or more windows in the shielding enclosure so as to substantially block radio frequency energy from passing through the one or more windows, and when in the second position the slidable member aligning one or more openings in the slidable member with the corresponding one or more windows in the shielding enclosure to permit radio frequency energy to pass through the one or more aligned openings; and
wherein the slidable member and the shielding enclosure include RF shielding material except for the opening, which does not include RF shielding material.

US Pat. No. 9,967,926

DISPLAY DEVICE AND LIGHT-EMITTING ELEMENT

Sony Semiconductor Soluti...

1. A display device comprising:a light-emitting element provided on a substrate;
a layer including a first refractive index, the layer is provided over the light-emitting element;
a resin member provided over the light-emitting element and the layer; and
a first light-shielding layer provided over the resin member,
wherein the resin member has a planar light output surface and has a second refractive index which is greater than the first refractive index, and
wherein the first light-shielding layer has a first opening and the first opening faces the light-emitting element.

US Pat. No. 9,967,902

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTENTION ACCESS REGION IN A LICENSED-ASSISTED ACCESS(LAA)

Sharp Laboratories of Ame...

5. A method for transmitting signals in a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) serving cell by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving an uplink (UL) grant from a downlink control information;
determining a UL contention access region based on the UL grant, wherein the UL contention access region has a fixed length and location in a subframe;
determining clear channel assessment (CCA) timeslots in the UL contention access region, wherein the CCA timeslots are allocated from one end of the UL contention access region, and a contention window size of UL listen before talk (LBT) is determined based on an available number of CCA timeslots in the UL contention access region; and
performing UL contention access in the UL contention access region with a backoff process.

US Pat. No. 9,967,997

SERVER EQUIPMENT HAVING FOOL-PROOF STRUCTURE

SUPER MICRO COMPUTER INC....

1. Server equipment having a fool-proof structure, comprising:a casing including a storage unit area, a plurality of motherboard areas, a back plate separating the storage unit area from the motherboard areas, at least one insertion slot connected to the back plate, and a fool-proof device disposed adjacent to the insertion slot, wherein an engagement member at a first height or an engagement member at a second height is selectively disposed in the fool-proof device; and
at least one tray including a motherboard, a connection card connected to the motherboard and disposed corresponding to the insertion slot, and a protection housing disposed corresponding to the connection card, wherein the tray is slidable in any corresponding motherboard area; when the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the first height, the connection card is correspondingly inserted into the insertion slot; and when the protection housing is in contact with the engagement member at the second height, the connection card is spaced from the insertion slot by a distance.

US Pat. No. 9,967,958

LIGHT UNIT WITH BUILT IN ANTENNA

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting unit comprising:a solid state lighting element;
a base part which houses driver circuitry for the solid state lighting element;
an upper housing which forms a light mixing chamber over the solid state lighting element; and
a loop-shaped antenna,
wherein the upper housing comprises retaining members which hold the loop-shaped antenna, wherein the upper housing comprises a reflective inner wall at least where it defines the mixing chamber and said solid state lighting element is inside said reflective inner wall.

US Pat. No. 9,967,942

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE DRIVING SYSTEM AND BURNING METHOD THEREOF

CHICONY POWER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A light emitting diode driving system, comprising:an infrared ray burning device; and
a light emitting diode driving device configured to drive a light emitting diode, wherein the light emitting diode driving device comprises:
an infrared ray receiving unit configured to receive a burning signal transmitted by the infrared ray burning device;
a signal transforming unit electrically coupled with the infrared ray receiving unit;
a storage unit electrically coupled with the signal transforming unit;
a pulse width modulating unit electrically coupled with the signal transforming unit; and
a diode driving unit electrically coupled with the pulse width modulating unit;
wherein the signal transforming unit transforms the burning signal into a current control command and transmits the current control command to store in the storage unit; the signal transforming unit generates a current control signal according to the current control command stored in the storage unit and transmits the current control signal to the pulse width modulating unit; the pulse width modulating unit generates a pulse width modulation output current control signal according to the current control signal received by the pulse width modulating unit and transmits the pulse width modulation output current control signal to the diode driving unit; and the diode driving unit drives the light emitting diode by the pulse width modulation output current control signal;
wherein the current control command comprises a magnitude of an output current to be burned into the light emitting diode driving driver.

US Pat. No. 9,967,930

DRIVE SYSTEM OF SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHT SOURCE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR LIGHTING DEVICE

OPPLE LIGHTING CO., LTD.,...

1. A driving system for a semiconductor light source including:a transformer (II) including a first coil (201) and a second coil (202) coupled to each other, wherein a first terminal of the second coil (202) is connected to a first voltage input terminal for receiving an input voltage, wherein an induced signal is generated on the first coil (201) of the transformer due to a coupling effect between the first coil (201) and the second coil (202);
a switching means (III) connected to the second coil (202) of the transformer in series and for controlling energy-storing and energy-releasing of the second coil (202);
an outputting means (IV) connected to the second coil (202) of the transformer in parallel and for supplying power to the semiconductor light source, wherein a first terminal of the outputting means is connected to the first terminal of the second coil, and a second terminal of the outputting means is connected to a second terminal of the second coil,
wherein the switching means includes a switch (300), a capacitive element (203) and a resistive element (204),
wherein the capacitive element (203) and the resistive element (204) are connected in series between one end of the first coil (201) and a control terminal (301) of the switch (300), the other end of the first coil (201) of the transformer is grounded, and the induced signal generated on the first coil (201) is adapted to control charging and discharging of the capacitive element (203), and the charging and discharging of the capacitive element (203) is adapted to control turn-on and turn-off of the switch (300).

US Pat. No. 9,967,916

SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING WRIST DEVICE WITH CELLULAR COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY

POLAR ELECTRO OY, Kempel...

1. A method for operating cellular connectivity in a wearable device, the method comprising, as performed by the wearable device:configuring a sensor device to measure physical activity of a user and to output measurement data representing the measured physical activity;
establishing, by using a cellular radio device comprised in the wearable device, cellular connectivity with an access node of a cellular communication system;
receiving, by using the cellular radio device, a cellular uplink resource allocation from the access node for uplink transmission of data; and
adjusting utilization of cellular uplink resources allocated to the cellular radio device according to a rate at which said measurement data from the sensor device becomes available for uplink transmission in the wearable device, wherein said adjusting comprises:
detecting a mismatch between the cellular uplink resources allocated to the cellular radio device and the rate at which said measurement data from the sensor device becomes available for uplink transmission in the wearable device; and
in response to said detecting, using the cellular radio device to request for reallocation of the cellular uplink resources from the access node.

US Pat. No. 9,967,884

DEDICATED BACKHAUL FOR WHOLE HOME COVERAGE

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method, comprising:using a 5 GHz band as a dedicated backhaul between two or more nodes in a network when the received signal strength indication (RSSI) of the dedicated channel is above a predefined threshold;
using a different radio, channel, or band as backup if the 5 GHz band fails to reach between nodes;
using a 2.4 GHz band channel selection when no base nodes are proximate to a satellite node; and
when a base node is proximate to the satellite node, picking a channel where a base node with a highest RSSI value is located.

US Pat. No. 9,967,877

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FRAME EXCHANGE IN A HIGH EFFICIENCY WIRELESS LAN

NEWRACOM, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A method for exchanging frames by an access point (AP) in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:transmitting to one or more stations (STAs) a first frame eliciting a second frame from the one or more STAs in a downlink (DL) Physical layer Protocol Data Unit (PPDU), wherein the DL PPDU carrying the first frame includes information indicating a type of a PPDU carrying the second frame from PPDU types including a Single User (SU) PPDU and a Multiple User (MU) PPDU; and
receiving from the one or more STAs the second frame in an uplink (UL) PPDU having a type determined based on the information indicating the type of the PPDU,
wherein the DL PPDU carrying the first frame further includes information indicating a length of the PPDU carrying the second frame, and
wherein the information indicating the length of the PPDU carrying the second frame indicates a value equal to or greater than a predetermined minimum value.

US Pat. No. 9,965,869

SENSING LIGHT THROUGH A SURFACE WITH A RESIDUE

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method comprising:placing a light sensor beneath a dual-mode region of a display, the dual-mode region comprising a transparent mode allowing environment light to reach the light sensor and an opaque mode blocking environment light from reaching the light sensor, wherein the dual-mode region contains a residue;
displaying a predetermined pattern on the dual-mode region above the light sensor;
recording a first image of the predetermined pattern by the light sensor;
determining a position of the residue by detecting a pixel in the first image that is different from a corresponding pixel in the predetermined pattern, and including a position of the pixel in the first image into the position of the residue;
recording a stained image of environment surrounding the light sensor through the dual-mode region containing the residue; and
calculating a pixel in a resulting image of environment whose position is within the position of the residue based on a pixel in the stained image whose position is outside the position of the residue.

US Pat. No. 9,963,831

SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, STRUCTURING FABRICS FOR MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS, AND METHODS OF MAKING SOFT ABSORBENT SHEETS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method of making an absorbent cellulosic sheet, the method comprising:forming an aqueous cellulosic web on a structuring fabric in a papermaking machine, the structuring fabric including knuckles formed on warp yarns of the structuring fabric, with the knuckles having a length in the machine direction (MD) of the absorbent sheet and a width in the cross machine direction (CD) of the absorbent sheet, wherein the ratio (KR) of the MD length of the knuckles to the CD width of the knuckles is at least about 7, and wherein a planar volumetric density index (PVDI) of the structuring fabric multiplied by the KR (PVDI-KR) is at least about 43;
dewatering the cellulosic web on the structuring fabric; and
drying the cellulosic web to form the absorbent cellulosic sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,967,993

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD ENCLOSURE ASSEMBLY

Phoenix Contact Developme...

1. An assembly for housing an electrical component, the assembly comprising an enclosure body having an interior wall surrounding a cavity, a mouth opening into the cavity, a circuit board in the cavity, the circuit board having opposed board edges extending between board front and rear ends, one board edge having a board retention notch, a sliding connection removably mounting the circuit board on the enclosure body interior wall, said sliding connection comprising a slot first latch housing recess on the enclosure body interior wall, the slot latch housing recess extending away from the mouth, and a V-shaped slot latch in the slot latch housing recess adjacent to the mouth, the slot latch comprising a latch retention arm in the recess, a latch mounting arm overlying the latch retention arm and a spring bend joining the latch arms, the spring bend adjacent to the mouth, and the latch arms extending away from the spring bend and into the cavity, said circuit board having a fully inserted position wherein the circuit board is in the cavity, said slot latch retention arm engages the board edge away from the notch, and said circuit board having a partially inserted position wherein the slot latch retention arm extending into said board retention notch to secure the board to the body.

US Pat. No. 9,967,981

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A light source unit comprising:a base unit including, on a front surface thereof, a first circuit pattern that is formed by irradiating laser light to a resin molded article; and
a light emitting element mounted on the base unit and electrically connected to the first circuit pattern,
wherein the base unit includes:
a mounting surface portion oriented in a predetermined direction, the light emitting element being mounted on the mounting surface portion,
a plurality of sidewall surface portions positioned below the mounting surface portion to be supported and connected to the mounting surface portion through a plurality of sides that forms the mounting surface portion in a plane intersection state, respectively, and
the plurality of sidewall surface portions are slanted away from the mounting surface portion from the plurality of sides of the mounting surface portion, respectively, thereby forming an inclined surface that intersects with the mounting surface portion at an obtuse angle, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,967,912

D2D AND CELLULAR OPERATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device-to-device (D2D)-enabled node for a wireless communication network, wherein:the D2D-enabled node is configured to perform D2D communication with one or more other D2D-enabled nodes and is configured to perform a D2D operation on a first carrier frequency or band (f1) and a cellular operation on a second carrier frequency or band (f2);
the D2D-enabled node is further configured to obtain information about D2D operation on f1 and to obtain information about cellular downlink (DL) operation on f2, and is configured to adapt the D2D operation, based on the obtained information about D2D operation on f1 and the obtained information about cellular DL operation on f2, to meet one or more requirements or to comply with one or more rules;
wherein the obtained information about cellular DL operation on f2 comprises information identifying resource usage by cellular DL transmissions; and
wherein adapting the D2D operation comprises adjusting usage of resources for D2D operation to avoid at least some use of resources overlapping with cellular DL operation, based on the information identifying resource usage by cellular DL transmissions.

US Pat. No. 9,967,868

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


wherein TX #N and TX #M respectively denote antenna ports N and M, IMPP denotes a PUCCH resource linked to a lowest Control Channel Element (CCE) index nCCE,P corresponding to a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) related with a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) in the primary cell, IMPP+1 represents a PUCCH resource linked to nCCE,P+1, and
wherein EXP1, EXP2, EXP3, EXP4, EXP5, and EXP6 represent PUCCH resources configured by a higher layer.

US Pat. No. 9,963,245

EXTERIOR AIRCRAFT LIGHT UNIT AND AIRCRAFT COMPRISING THE SAME

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. An exterior aircraft light unit, comprising:a plurality of LEDs,
a support plate for supporting the plurality of LEDs, the support plate having a main plane of extension,
wherein the support plate has a curved, concave LED support surface, substantially orthogonal to the main plane of extension, and
wherein the plurality of LEDs are arranged along the curved, concave LED support surface, and
a reflector, facing the plurality of LEDs and shaped to reflect light from the plurality of LEDs past the support plate towards an outside of the exterior aircraft light unit.

US Pat. No. 9,967,975

MULTI-LAYER CIRCUIT BOARD

KINSUS INTERCONNECT TECHN...

1. A multi-layer circuit board, comprising:a first circuit board, having:
a first conductor layer mounted on a surface of the first circuit board;
multiple conducting blocks mounted on the surface of the first circuit board and electrically connected to the first conductor layer, wherein each conducting block has:
a base layer electrically connected to the first conductor layer;
a strengthening layer sheathed on the base layer; and
an anti-oxidant layer sheathed on the strengthening layer;
a second circuit board, having:
a first surface facing the first circuit board; and
a second conductor layer mounted on the first surface of the second circuit board;
multiple conducting recesses formed in the first surface of the second circuit board, electrically connected to the second conductor layer, and corresponding to the respective conducting blocks; and
an insulating layer mounted between the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer;
wherein the second circuit board is on the surface of the first circuit board, the multiple conducting blocks are respectively mounted in the multiple conducting recesses to electrically connect the first conductor layer and the second conductor layer.

US Pat. No. 9,967,965

DISTRIBUTED, CONCENTRIC MULTI-ZONE PLASMA SOURCE SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A processing chamber comprising:a plurality of plasma sources disposed horizontally over a process chamber top of the processing chamber, wherein each one of the plurality of plasma sources has a ring shaped chamber that is a closed loop that includes a top chamber surface, side chamber surfaces and a bottom chamber surface, such that a primary winding is wrapped around an outer circumference of the ring shaped chamber and a plurality of ferrites encircle the ring shaped chamber, wherein both the primary winding and the ring shaped chamber of each of the plurality of plasma sources pass through a respective set of said plurality of ferrites, wherein the plurality of plasma sources includes at least an inner plasma source and an outer plasma source, the ring shaped chamber of the outer plasma source surrounds the ring shaped chamber of the inner plasma source; and
a plurality of plasma chamber outlets coupling the ring shaped chamber of each one of the plurality of plasma sources to the processing chamber, the ring shaped chambers of plurality of plasma sources being arranged in a concentric arrangement
wherein each of said plurality of ferrites encircle the ring shaped chamber of respective one of each of the plasma sources at discrete cross-sections, such that at each discrete cross-section a ferrite includes a bottom region, side regions and a top region, and the bottom region of each ferrite is disposed adjacent to said bottom chamber surface of the respective ring shaped chamber, the side regions of each ferrite is disposed adjacent to said side chamber surfaces of the respective ring shaped chamber, the top region of each ferrite is disposed adjacent to said top chamber surface of the respective ring shaped chamber, for said encircling of the ring shaped chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,967,517

METHODS OF TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING AUDIO-VIDEO DATA AND TRANSMISSION SYSTEM THEREOF

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A method for transmitting an audio-video data, the method comprising:a) receiving a video signal from a video source and an audio signal from an audio source;
b) receiving an audio data of said audio signal, and detecting an audio frame clock signal of said audio signal;
c) converting said audio data to an audio data sequence with a first encoding rule;
d) generating a start data code and an end data code according to said audio data sequence and said audio frame clock signal with a second encoding rule;
e) generating an audio frame clock code with said second encoding rule and according to said audio data sequence and said audio frame clock signal, wherein said first encoding rule is different than said second encoding rule;
f) generating a low speed data frame according to said audio frame clock signal and said audio data sequence;
g) inserting said start data code at the beginning of each audio data sequence, and inserting said end data code at the ending of each audio data sequence;
h) inserting said audio frame clock code to said low speed data frame at the beginning of each audio frame clock signal, wherein said audio frame clock code is between said start data code and said end data code in said low speed data frame;
i) packing said low speed data frame and said video signal to form a high speed data frame; and
j) serializing said high speed data frame to form an audio-video transmission data.

US Pat. No. 9,964,255

BEHIND-WALL TELEVISION MONITOR WALL MOUNT

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

1. A television monitor wall mount comprising:a first mounting plate surface of the television monitor wall mount configured to be attached behind a wall to a wall stud that is located behind the wall, the wall having a first side on which a television monitor is to be mounted and a second side opposite the first side;
a second mounting plate surface of the television monitor wall mount connected to the first mounting plate surface, the second mounting plate surface configured to be attached behind the wall to the second side of the wall that is opposite the first side, the second mounting plate surface having at least one hole through which a television mount fastener is able to be placed to mount the television monitor on the first side of the wall opposite the second side; and
the television mount fastener placed in the at least one hole and extending through the second mounting plate surface in such a manner that the television monitor is able to be fastened to the television mount fastener on the first side of the wall opposite the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,962,634

FILTRATION DEVICE

GALA INDUSTRIES, INC., E...

1. A filtration apparatus for filtering and separating solids from liquids, comprising at least one liquid-permeable, continuously or intermittently drivable filter belt, an intake for charging a liquid/solid mixture to be filtered onto the filter belt in a charging zone as well as a belt cleaner for removing solids deposited at the filter belt from a belt section conveyed out of the charging zone in an expulsion zone, said belt cleaner including a rotationally driven brush having bristles that define a bristle field, said brush including an associated brush cleaner having a scraper that is arranged in a revolving path of the bristle field of the brush, said scraper being arranged on a side of the brush that is opposite a side of the brush that faces the filter belt and is adjustable over an angular range from approximately 150° to 210° when a direction perpendicular to the filter belt is given at 0°, said scraper of the brush cleaner being formed as a bar-shaped wiper which is held completely immersed in the bristle field.

US Pat. No. 9,968,010

INFORMATION HANDLING SYSTEM HAVING FLEXIBLE CHASSIS BLOCK RADIATORS

Dell Products, L.P., Rou...

1. An Information Handling System (IHS) comprising:at least one liquid cooled (LC) node comprising a node enclosure provisioned with at least one heat-generating component and an internal liquid cooling system of conduits comprising at least one node supply conduit connected for fluid transfer to at least one LC node intake port and at least one node return conduit connected for fluid transfer to at least one node output port;
a liquid handling (LH) block comprising:
a first transfer conduit having at least one node-receiving intake port sealably engaged for fluid transfer to the at least one node intake port of the at least one LC node and having at least one supply connection;
a second transfer conduit having at least one node-receiving outlet port sealably engaged for fluid transfer to the at least one node output port of the at least one LC node and having at least one return connection; and
a radiator comprising a portion of the second transfer conduit;
a cooling liquid distribution subsystem comprising a selectable first set of liquid conduits connectable to one of the at least one supply connection to receive a flow of cooling liquid from a liquid supply and connectable to one of the at least one return connection to return the flow of cooling liquid to a liquid return forming an open-loop configuration to absorb and transfer heat from the at least one LC node; and
the cooling liquid distribution subsystem further comprising a user selectable second set of liquid conduits connectable between the at least one supply connection and the at least one return connection of the block radiator forming a closed-loop configuration to recirculate cooling liquid between the LH block and the node-level system of conduits.

US Pat. No. 9,967,988

RETENTION SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Henge Docks LLC, Arlingt...

1. A retention system for an electronic device, the retention system comprising:a substantially flat surface for receiving the electronic device;
a cutout in surface, the cutout in the surface sized in approximate proportions to allow an adult human finger to pass therethrough;
a retention pad on the flat surface, the retention pad having an interface surface for retaining the electronic device;
a design on the interface surface, the design comprising a plurality of adhesive portions and a plurality of non-adhesive portions;
a first side of the design;
a second side of the design opposite the first side; and
wherein a density of adhesive portions is less than a density of non-adhesive portions on the first side than the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,967,977

STEP ETCHED METAL ELECTRICAL CONTACTS

Cree Fayetteville, Inc., ...

1. A step etched metal contact for a die with a first terminal having a size, comprising:a main body including a first contact surface, a thickness, and a second surface;
the first contact surface defining a first contact pad matching the size of the first terminal, the first contact surface configured as a wire-bondless connection to connect the first contact surface to the first terminal; and
the first contact surface being defined by an etched clearance aperture extending from the first contact surface into the thickness of the main body.

US Pat. No. 9,967,960

LED LIGHTING DEVICE

ILUMI SOLUTIONS, INC., P...

1. A lighting device comprising:an AC/DC or DC/DC power converter;
a controller/processor electrically connected to the AC/DC or DC/DC power converter, wherein the controller/processor (1) determines a first number of counts for a first type or color LED to be ON to produce a blended light having a specified color and a specified intensity, and a second number of counts for a second type or color LED to be ON to produce the blended light having the specified color and the specified intensity, wherein each count corresponds to a time period, and (2) generates one or more control signals based on the first number of counts and the second number of counts;
a light emitting diode (LED) current control circuit communicably coupled to the controller/processor and electrically connected to the AC/DC or DC/DC power converter, wherein the LED current control circuit generates a first on/off signal having an on/off cycle time and a first ON time corresponding to the first number of counts for the first type or color LED, and a second on/off signal having the on/off cycle time and a second ON time corresponding to the second number of counts for the second type or color LED in response to the one or more control signals, wherein the first ON time and the second ON time start at different times within the on/off cycle;
wherein the first number of counts is determined by (a first count value based on the first type or color LED and the specified color) multiplied by (the specified intensity divided by a maximum intensity), and the second number of counts is determined by (a second count value based on the second type or color LED and the specified color) multiplied by (the specified intensity divided by the maximum intensity); and
two or more LEDs communicably coupled to the LED current control circuit and comprising at least the first type or color LED and the second type or color LED, wherein the two or more LEDs produce the blended light having the specified color in response to the first on/off signal to the first type or color LED and the second on/off signal to the second type or color LED.

US Pat. No. 9,967,950

PRE-CHARGE LIGHTING CONTROL CIRCUIT

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A system for operating one or more light emitting devices, comprising:an array of solid state lighting devices;
a voltage regulator including a voltage regulator input, the voltage regulator electrically coupled to the array of solid state lighting devices; and
an analog pre-charge circuit having a pre-charge circuit output, the pre-charge circuit output electrically coupled to the voltage regulator input, the analog pre-charge circuit including an pre-charge circuit input, the pre-charge circuit input electrically coupled to the array of solid state lighting devices, the analog pre-charge circuit including a timing circuit, the analog pre-charge circuit including a first capacitor and a first resistor electrically coupled to the timing circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,967,943

LIGHTING APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A lighting apparatus, comprising:a first set of LED module comprising a plurality of types of LED units, different types of the LED unit having different color temperature characteristics;
a driving circuit supplying electricity to the first set of LED module for the plurality of types of LED units to emit light and when the driver circuit supplying a different total current, a color temperature change occurring in a light characteristic of the first set of LED module in response to a change in the total current; and
a second set of light emitting diode module, wherein the second set of light emitting diode module also comprises a plurality of types of light emitting diode elements in which the different types of light emitting diode elements have different color temperature characteristics; and the driving circuit also provides current to the second set of light emitting diode module,
wherein the second set of light emitting diode module further comprises an auxiliary electronic component, when the driving circuit supplies different total current values, the auxiliary electronic element affects the relative current ratio is received by the first set of light emitting diode module and the second set of light emitting diode module, and
wherein when the driving circuit supplies different total current values to the first set of light emitting diode module and the second set of light emitting diode module, the speed of brightness changes proportion in the first set of light emitting diode module differ from that of the second set of light emitting diode module, so as to vary the overall is combined spectral characteristics accordingly.

US Pat. No. 9,967,928

REPLACEABLE LIGHTING FIXTURE COMPONENTS

Cree, Inc., Durham, NC (...

1. A driver module of a lighting fixture for coupling to a separate light engine module, the separate light engine module being a replacement for a prior light engine module of the lighting fixture and having a solid-state light source and light engine memory, the driver module comprising:a local memory; and
a control circuitry associated with the local memory and adapted to:
retrieve replacement data from the light engine memory;
retrieve drive data from the light engine memory of a light engine module when the replacement data indicates that the separate light engine module of the lighting fixture is the replacement for the prior light engine module of the lighting fixture, wherein drive signals configured to control how the driver module drives the solid-state light source to generate light with at least one lighting characteristic are derived from the drive data;
drive the solid-state light source of the separate light engine module based on the drive data; and
set the replacement data in the light engine memory to indicate that the replacement light engine module is no longer a replacement for the prior light engine module of the lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,965,705

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ATTENTION-BASED CONFIGURABLE CONVOLUTIONAL NEURAL NETWORKS (ABC-CNN) FOR VISUAL QUESTION ANSWERING

Baidu USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method of improving accuracy in generating an answer to a question input related to an image input, the method comprising:receiving an image input;
receiving a question input related to the image input;
inputting the question input and the image input into an Attention-Based Configurable Convolutional Neural Networks (ABC-CNN) framework to generate an answer, the ABC-CNN framework comprising:
an image feature map extraction component comprising a CNN that extracts an image feature map from the image input;
a semantic question embedding component that obtains question embeddings from the question input;
a question-guided attention map generation component that receives the image feature map and the question embeddings and that obtains a question-guided attention map focusing on a region or regions asked by question input; and
an answer generation component that obtains an attention weighted image feature map by weighting image feature map using the question-guided attention map and generates answers based on a fusion of the image feature map, the question embeddings, and the attention weighted image feature map.

US Pat. No. 9,963,156

V-AWARE END OF TRAIN DEVICE

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. An end-of-train device positioned at about a rear end of a train, the end-of-train device comprising:at least one transceiver configured to:
wirelessly communicate with a rail vehicle that is moving towards the rear end of the train, and
receive signals from a wayside device; and
a processor configured to:
detect, based on the communication with the rail vehicle, a presence of the rail vehicle to prevent a potential collision between the train and the rail vehicle, and
determine, based on the received signals, a location of the rear end of the train relative to the wayside device.

US Pat. No. 9,967,964

COOLING PLASMA CUTTING SYSTEM CONSUMABLES AND RELATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. An electrode for a plasma cutting system, the electrode comprising:an arc portion shaped to matingly engage a nozzle of the plasma cutting system, the arc portion having a first end comprising a plasma arc emitter disposed at a distal end thereof; and
a thermal portion in thermal communication with a second end of the arc portion, the thermal portion shaped to slidingly engage a complementary swirl ring of the plasma cutting system and including:
a first circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature extending radially from a proximal end of the thermal portion of the electrode, the first circumferentially formed disk shaped flange mating feature defining a first radial width to physically mate with the swirl ring, the first circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature including a sealing member adapted to form a dynamic seal with the swirl ring to prevent a gas from traveling proximally between the electrode and the swirl ring,
a second circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature extending radially from a distal end of the thermal portion of the electrode to define a second radial width to physically mate with the swirl ring, wherein the first radial width and the second radial width are substantially equal, and
a thermal exchange surface region between the first disk-shaped flange mating feature and the second disk-shaped flange mating feature, the thermal exchange surface defining at least one annular flange extending from the thermal portion between the first circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature and the second circumferentially formed disk-shaped flange mating feature, the at least one annular flange having a radial width less than at least one of the first radial width and the second radial width.

US Pat. No. 9,967,947

LED DRIVING CIRCUIT FOR CONTROLLING LEAKAGE CURRENT AND COMPATIBLE WITH BALLAST

DONGGUAN PAN AMERICAN ELE...

1. A light emitting diode (LED) driving circuit for controlling a leakage current and compatible with a ballast, comprising:an input circuit comprising:
a first buffer capacitor (CX1), a second buffer capacitor (CX2), and a third buffer capacitor (CX3);
a first discharging resistor string (RX1), a second discharging resistor string (RX2), and a third discharging resistor string (RX3);
a first fuse (F1), a second fuse (F2), and a third fuse (F3);
a first piezoresistor (VR1), a second piezoresistor (VR2), and a third piezoresistor (VR3);
a plurality of output terminals each of which comprising:
a first rectifying connection terminal;
a second rectifying connection terminal;
a third rectifying connection terminal; and
a fourth rectifying connection terminal; and
a plurality of input terminals each of which comprising:
a first electrical energy connection terminal connected to the first rectifying connection terminal by the first fuse (F1);
a second electrical energy connection terminal connected to the second rectifying connection terminal by the second fuse (F2);
a third electrical energy connection terminal connected to the third rectifying connection terminal by the third fuse (F3); and
a fourth electrical energy connection terminal directly connected to the fourth rectifying connection terminal; and
a rectifying circuit connected to the input circuit;
a power supply control module comprising a positive electrode connection terminal, a signal receiving terminal, a positive supply terminal, and a negative supply terminal; wherein the positive electrode connection terminal is connected to the rectifying circuit;
an LED load module connected to the power supply control module; and
an anti current leakage control module connected to the rectifying circuit and the power supply control module,
wherein one terminal of the first piezoresistor (VR1) is connected to the first rectifying connection terminal; another terminal of the first piezoresistor (VR1) is connected to the second rectifying connection terminal; one terminal of the second piezoresistor (VR2) is connected to the second rectifying connection terminal; another terminal of the second piezoresistor (VR2) is connected to the third rectifying connection terminal; one terminal of the third piezoresistor (VR3) is connected to the third rectifying connection terminal; and another terminal of the third piezoresistor (VR3) is connected to the fourth rectifying connection terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,933

ELECTRONIC CONTROL TO REGULATE POWER FOR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING AND METHODS THEREOF

Express Imaging Systems, ...

1. A regulator device to regulate an input power supply that supplies power to a plurality of light emitters, the plurality of light emitters electrically coupled in series between an input power node of the input power supply and a reference node, the regulator device comprising:a plurality of switches each of which selectively electrically couples a respective number of the light emitters to receive power from the input power supply via the input power node when the switch is deactivated; and
a control circuit electrically coupled to the input power node of the input power supply and controllingly coupled to the plurality of switches, the control circuit senses an operational parameter of the input power supply, the operational parameter comprising an entire voltage value between the input power node of the input power supply and the reference node, the control circuit deactivates a number of the switches to electrically couple the respective light emitters to the input power supply and a first number of the light emitters responsive to the sensed operational parameter of the input power supply, and adjusts the number of the switches deactivated responsive to a change in the sensed operational parameter of the input power supply, where the first number of the light emitters are coupled to the input power supply regardless of the sensed operational parameter of the input power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,967,922

GLAZING

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED,...

1. A glazing, comprising:a transparent substrate
a plurality of electrically conductive filaments, extending over the transparent substrate
wherein the filaments are shaped into a sequence of portions of the perimeters of ellipses
wherein in that:
ellipse axial ratios of the ellipses are in the range 1.1 to 4.0 and ellipse axial ratios of the ellipses are selected so that, from a pre-defined viewing position and in corresponding pre-defined viewing directions, the ellipses in the plane of the substrate are observed as circles.

US Pat. No. 9,967,812

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for accessing to a network, comprising:detecting a type of user identification card inserted into a mobile communication terminal in a first time;
determining a public land mobile network (PLMN) in compliance with a network standard supported by the mobile communication terminal based on the type of user identification card;
adding a network identity of the determined PLMN in compliance with the network standard supported by the mobile communication terminal to an equivalent public land mobile network (EPLMN) list; and
establishing a communication connection between the mobile communication terminal and a matching PLMN upon a condition that the matching PLMN is found to match the network identity of the determined PLMN in the EPLMN list.

US Pat. No. 9,967,020

FACILITATING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN ON-BOARD ELECTRONIC DEVICES AND TERRESTRIAL DEVICES

GOGO LLC, Chicago, IL (U...

1. A method of providing communications to and from a first electronic device connected to a terrestrial network and a second electronic device connected to an on-board mobile communications network, the method comprising:receiving, from the first electronic device via a service provider network, a first voice- or message-based content that identifies the second electronic device;
generating, by a processor, a forward communication (i) including the first voice- or message-based content and (ii) indicating the second electronic device;
transmitting the forward communication from a data center to the second electronic device via a satellite communication link;
receiving, at the data center via a reverse link supported by a first allocated frequency band, feedback information corresponding to the transmission of the forward communication to the second electronic device;
receiving, at the data center, a return communication from the second electronic device via a terrestrial communication link, the return communication (i) including a second voice- or message-based content, and (ii) indicating the first electronic device;
transmitting the second voice- or message-based content from the data center to the first electronic device via the service provider network;
identifying a type of a subsequent forward communication received by the data center, wherein the type of the subsequent forward communication is at least one of: an application, configuration data, and software that the second electronic device requested to download; and
selecting, by the data center, a forward link over which the subsequent forward communication is to be delivered from the data center to the second electronic device, the forward link supported by a second allocated frequency band different from the first allocated frequency band, wherein the data center selects the forward link based on (i) the feedback information and (ii) the type of the subsequent forward communication.

US Pat. No. 9,963,995

METHOD OF OPERATING A TURBINE ENGINE AFTER FLAME OFF

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. A method of decelerating a turbine rotor of a turbine engine, wherein at least one electric motor is engaged with the turbine rotor, wherein a braking system is engaged with the at least one electric motor so as to use the at least one electric motor to apply a negative torque on the turbine rotor; the method, comprising:after flame off, dissipating kinetic energy available in the turbine engine after the flame off by using the at least one electric motor to apply the negative torque on the turbine rotor; and
varying the negative torque on the turbine rotor.
US Pat. No. 9,963,583

POLY(VINYL ACETAL) RESIN COMPOSITIONS, LAYERS, AND INTERLAYERS HAVING ENHANCED OPTICAL PROPERTIES

SOLUTIA INC., St. Louis,...

1. A blended resin composition comprising:a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin comprising a residual hydroxyl content;
a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin comprising a residual hydroxyl content; and
at least one plasticizer having a refractive index of at least 1.460 to about 1.520;
wherein the residual hydroxyl content of said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin is at least 2 weight percent lower than the residual hydroxyl content of said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin,
wherein said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin comprises residues of a first aldehyde and said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin comprises residues of a second aldehyde, and wherein said first and said second aldehydes have the same number of carbon atoms per molecule,
wherein said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin is present in said blended resin composition in an amount of from about 2.2 weight percent to about 11.1 weight percent, based on the total weight of said first and said second poly(vinyl acetal) resins, and wherein said blended resin composition has a haze value of 0.6 or less; wherein the residual hydroxyl content of said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin is in the range of from about 18 to about 22 weight percent, wherein the residual hydroxyl content of said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin is in the range of from about 10 to about 13 weight percent, wherein said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin has a residual acetate content and said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin has a residual acetate content, wherein the residual acetate contents of said first and said second poly(vinyl acetal) resins are each not more than 2 weight percent, and wherein said plasticizer is present in said blended resin composition in an amount in the range of from about 35 to about 45 phr.

US Pat. No. 9,967,883

WIRELESS NETWORK NEGOTIATION AND OPTIMIZATION

1. A method comprising:transmitting a wireless frequency hopping spread spectrum (FHSS) network-negotiation signal using network initialization parameters, wherein the initialization parameters comprise a network maximum spreading factor, a network maximum power, and a minimum carrier frequency channel bandwidth;
receiving, from a user device, a wireless FHSS response signal, in response to the network-negotiation signal, indicating a minimum link budget with the user device, and indicating a maximum data rate required to control the user device;
selecting optimum parameters for communicating with the user device based on the minimum link budget and the minimum data rate, wherein the optimum parameters comprise an optimum spreading factor, an optimum power, and an optimum carrier frequency channel bandwidth;
transmitting the optimum parameters to the user device using the network initialization parameters; and
setting communication parameters for communication with the user device to the optimum parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,967,869

TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHOD AND SYSTEM

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC, N...

1. A machine-type communication (MTC) device configured to communicate data to and/or from base stations, the device being:arranged to communicate data with one or more base stations via a wireless access interface provided by the one or more base stations, wherein the wireless access interface includes at least 1200 subcarriers and the MTC device is only configured to communicate data to and/or from the base station over a bandwidth equal to or less than 72 subcarriers;
arranged to receive, in a virtual carrier formed of a first subset of 72 or fewer subcarriers of the 1200 subcarriers in a first sub-frame, allocation information comprising an indication of a location of common information for the MTC device within a first carrier formed of a second subset of 72 or fewer subcarriers of the 1200 subcarriers that do not overlap a frequency range of the virtual carrier in a second sub-frame that immediately follows the first sub-frame; and
arranged to access the common information in the first carrier of the second sub-frame based on the allocation information included in the virtual carrier of the first sub-frame,
wherein the common information comprises a first portion including information that is accessible by devices using the first carrier and devices using the virtual carrier, a second portion including information that is accessible only by one or more devices using only the first carrier, and a third portion including information that is accessible only by one or more devices using only the virtual carrier, wherein a first set of resources allocated to the first portion is greater than a second set of resources allocated to the second portion, and the second set of resources is greater than a third set of resources allocated to the third portion, and wherein amounts of each one of the first, second, and third set of resources are dependent on one another.

US Pat. No. 9,966,571

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT LIGHTING DEVICE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. An organic electroluminescent lighting device comprising:a pair of electrode layers including a translucent electrode layer provided on a translucent substrate; and
at least one organic layer and an auxiliary electrode interposed between the pair of electrode layers, wherein
the at least one organic layer includes a light-emitting layer,
the auxiliary electrode is provided on the translucent electrode layer such that the auxiliary electrode comes in contact with a portion of the translucent electrode layer, includes conductive metal particles having a particle diameter of 0.1 to 2 ?m, and is covered with an interlayer insulating coating film for suppressing the conduction with the organic layer, and
the interlayer insulating coating film contains a polymer and transparent insulating particles having a particle diameter of 0.1 to 2 ?m which have a different refractive index from the polymer.

US Pat. No. 9,965,047

BUTTON CONFIGURATION AND FUNCTION LEARNING

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A method for configuring a keypad of a load control system comprising:providing the keypad comprising a button assembly, the button assembly having a plurality of buttons, arranged in a known order;
entering a configuration mode of the keypad by actuating a first subset of the plurality of buttons according to a first predefined sequence;
determining the number and type of buttons by actuating each of the plurality of buttons according to a second predefined sequence;
assigning a predefined set of functions to each of the determined plurality of buttons in the button assembly by actuating a second subset of the determined plurality of buttons according to a third predefined sequence; and
exiting the configuration mode by actuating a third subset of the determined plurality of buttons according to a fourth predefined sequence.

US Pat. No. 9,964,289

LED LIGHT FIXTURES HAVING PLUG-TOGETHER LIGHT FIXTURE MODULES

Tempo Industries, LLC, I...

1. An LED light fixture apparatus comprising:a power system extrusion formed of heat conductive material and having an opening defined between first and second surfaces thereof, the power system extrusion further having a channel formed in an interior thereof, the channel being configured to receive a power system extrusion electrical connector, the power system extrusion further having first and second horizontally facing channels formed in said interior,
an LED light module attachable to said power system extrusion and shaped so as to close said opening so as to define a chamber within the power system extrusion and the LED light module, the LED light module having a surface mounting a circuit board carrying at least one LED;
a female end cap shaped to close a first end of said chamber, the female end cap having a horizontally extending tongue shaped and dimensioned to slidably mate with said first and second horizontally facing channels, said female end cap having an opening located in a vertical face thereof shaped to receive a first female electrical connector and first and second slots formed in said vertical face;
a male end cap having a horizontally extending tongue shaped and dimensioned to slidably mate with said first and second horizontally facing channels, said male end cap further having an opening located in a vertical face thereof shaped to receive a first male electrical connector and first and second tongues projecting from the vertical face and shaped to mate with said first and second slots of said female end cap; and
a power box component having respective slots positioned to mate with the respective tongues of said male end cap and having a second female electrical connector positioned to mate with the first male electrical connector, the power box component having an electrical cable extending through a surface thereof and configured to be attached to a source of electrical power external to said LED light fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,964,003

GAS TURBINE POWER PLANT WITH FLUE GAS RECIRCULATION AND CATALYTIC CONVERTER

ANSALDO ENERGIA IP UK LIM...

1. A power plant, comprising:a gas turbine including a compressor, a combustor and a turbine;
a heat recovery boiler arrangement with at least a boiler inlet connected to a turbine outlet, and an outlet side with a first exit connected to a stack and a second exit connected to a flue gas recirculation which connects the second exit to an inlet of the compressor, wherein the heat recovery boiler arrangement includes:
a first boiler flue gas path from the boiler inlet to the first boiler exit;
a separate second boiler flue gas path from the boiler inlet to the second boiler exit, and
a supplementary firing and a subsequent catalytic NOx converter in the first boiler flue gas path;
wherein the catalytic NOx converter includes a NOx adsorbing catalyst,
wherein the first boiler flue gas path is divided into at least two sectors with at least two supplementary sector firings installed upstream of the NOx adsorbing catalyst in the at least two separate sectors, with independent fuel supply control for the supplementary sector firings, to allow independent operation of the supplementary sector firings in each sector for regeneration of the subsequent NOx adsorbing catalyst.

US Pat. No. 9,963,314

AUTOMATIC PAPER PRODUCT DISPENSER WITH DATA COLLECTION AND METHOD

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A sheet product dispenser, comprising:a loading station for loading a roll of sheet material;
a sheet feeding mechanism configured to feed sheet material from the roll;
a separation mechanism for separating one or more discrete sheet products from the roll of sheet material;
a presentation station for presenting the one or more discrete sheet products to an end user;
a sheet product conveying mechanism configured to convey the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station;
a sensor downstream of the sheet feeding mechanism and upstream of the sheet product conveying mechanism, the sensor being configured to detect a presence of the sheet material; and
a controller configured to facilitate dispensing of the one or more discrete sheet products to the presentation station in response to a signal, the controller also being configured to receive and store data comprising data associated with the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,967,957

WIRELESS RAIL WITH DYNAMIC LIGHTING

1. A system comprising:one or more channels mounted to a stud, joist, ceiling or structural wall member forming a rail comprising two vertical side walls joined by horizontal wall, the respective vertical side walls comprising inwardly projecting mounting flanges forming a longitudinal opening between the respective mounting flanges;
a removeable inner bracket mounted on an inner surface of the respective mounting flanges forming an internal busway comprising side walls joined by an inwardly projecting upper wall, the side walls comprising a plurality of opposed inwardly projecting compartments housing electrical conductor bus lines running parallel along the length thereof;
the electrical conductors comprising an electrical contact surface;
a first power supply feeding the one or more of the electrical conductors within the removable inner bracket busway within the rail;
a controller and memory comprising one or more electrical contact surfaces removably attached to the removable inner bracket busway through the longitudinal opening within the rail, the one or more electrical contact surfaces being in contact with the electrical contact surface of the one or more electrical conductors;
a wireless communication module comprising an electrical contact surface removably attached to the removable inner bracket busway within the rail and in contact with the one or more electrical conductor bus lines; and
two or more addressable lights comprising an electrical contact surface removably attached to the removable inner bracket busway through the longitudinal opening and removably in contact with the electrical contact surface of the electrical conductor bus lines within the respective compartments within the removable inner bracket busway within the rail.

US Pat. No. 9,967,913

MODULAR WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS DEVICE

Xirrus, Inc., Thousand O...

1. A wireless network access device comprising:a processor;
a radio interface comprising a plurality of individually addressable radio paths terminating in a corresponding plurality of connectors, each radio path for providing a connection from the processor to a corresponding radio module;
one or more radio modules engaged with corresponding connectors from the plurality of connectors;
a network interface configured to provide access to a data network; wherein
the processor is configured to manage communications between the client devices that communicate with the one or more radio modules and the data network via the radio interface and the network interface,
each of the one or more radio modules is selected from a group of at least two different radio module types operable in the wireless network access device,
each radio module type of the group of at least two different radio module types is configured to engage with any of the plurality of connectors and to operate independently of other radio modules present in the wireless access device, and
each radio module type of the at least two radio module types differs from the other radio module types in at least one of a plurality of wireless radio communication characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,965,344

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING DATA IN A ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for transmitting data in a robot operating system to improve data transmission performance or reduce required memory resources, the robot operating system comprising a transmitting node, a receiving node, and a shared memory as a transmission medium between the transmitting node and the receiving node, the method comprising:traversing, by the transmitting node, a sequence of data templates stored in advance in the shared memory, and determining whether respective data templates in the sequence of data templates are currently being written into or read from;
identifying one of the data templates in the sequence of data templates currently being neither written into nor read from as a target data template, and obtaining information of the target data template; and
writing data into the target data template according to the information of the target data template.

US Pat. No. 9,964,071

DECOUPLED TRANSLATING SLEEVE

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. A nacelle configured to house an engine, the nacelle comprising:a thrust reverser comprising a translating sleeve configured to translate between a stowed position wherein the translating sleeve is concentric with an inner fixed structure of the nacelle and a deployed position wherein the translating sleeve is not concentric with the inner fixed structure of the nacelle; and
a plurality of blocker doors rotatably coupled to the translating sleeve, wherein the translating sleeve comprises a line of action which is non-parallel to a centerline of the engine, and wherein in response to the translating sleeve translating along the line of action from the stowed position to the deployed position, the plurality of blocker doors are configured to rotate relative to the translating sleeve and deploy within a bypass air duct of the nacelle.

US Pat. No. 9,963,979

COMPOSITE COMPONENTS FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine wheel for a gas turbine engine, the turbine wheel comprisinga disk formed to include a dovetail slot that extends through the disk in an axial direction from a forward side to an aft side of the disk and inwardly in a radial direction from an outer diameter of the disk toward a central axis,
a blade comprising ceramic-containing materials, the blade formed to include an airfoil that extends outwardly in the radial direction from the outer diameter of the disk and a root that extends into the dovetail slot, the root including a stem that extends from the airfoil into the dovetail slot and a pair of pin receivers arranged in the dovetail slot that extend circumferentially from the stem in opposing directions, wherein the blade includes a first and a second composite ply and each of the first and the second composite plies include a receiver portion that extends circumferentially away from the stem portion to provide at least part of a pin receiver and an airfoil portion that extends radially outwardly from the root to provide at least part of the airfoil, and
a pair of retention pins each arranged in the pin receivers, the pair of retention pins are arranged on circumferentially opposed sides of the stem and are arranged radially between the pin receivers and the disc so that centrifugal forces applied to the blade when the turbine wheel is rotated about the central axis are transferred through the pair of retention pins to the disk.
US Pat. No. 9,963,355

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ORGANIC SOLVENT DISPERSION OF TITANIUM OXIDE PARTICLES

SAKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY C...

1. A method for producing an organic solvent dispersion of titanium oxide particles in an organic solvent except methanol and ethanol, comprising:(a) a surface treating process for surface treating an alcohol dispersion of titanium oxide particles in at least one alcohol solvent selected from the group consisting of methanol and ethanol with a surface treating agent comprising a silane coupling agent and 12-hydroxystearic acid thereby surface treating the titanium oxide particles; and
(b) a solvent replacing process for replacing the alcohol solvent that is a dispersion medium of the alcohol dispersion of titanium oxide particles by the organic solvent except methanol and ethanol,
wherein the silane coupling agent has the general formula (I)
(RO)n—Si—X4-n(I)wherein R is an alkyl group having carbon atoms of 1-4, n is 2 or 3, X is an alkyl, a fluoroalkyl, a vinyl or a (meth)acryloyloxyalkyl group.

US Pat. No. 9,967,966

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE TEMPERATURE OF A HEAT SINK

1. A device, comprising:a printed-circuit board;
a sensor; and
a heat sink connected to the sensor in a heat-conducting manner;
wherein the printed-circuit board is directly connected to the heat sink at a metallic area at a surface of the printed-circuit board facing the heat sink at least one of (a) electrically and (b) in a heat-conducting manner.

US Pat. No. 9,967,925

RF OVEN WITH INVERTED F ANTENNA

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for processing an object by application of radio frequency (RF) energy in a frequency range to a cavity holding the object, wherein the cavity supports at least one of standing or travelling electromagnetic waves in the frequency range at which the RF energy is applied, the apparatus comprising:the cavity;
a radiating element for applying the RF energy from a power feed to the cavity, the radiating element residing inside the cavity and comprising:
a feeding section;
a grounding section, wherein the feeding section and the grounding section extend substantially within a first plane; and
a radiating section in electrical communication with the feeding section and the grounding section, wherein the radiating section is a section of bent wire or bent plate that includes at least one bend between the feeding section and a distal end of the radiating section, the at least one bend extending in a second plane different from the first plane.

US Pat. No. 9,967,862

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MONITORING CONTROL CHANNEL IN MULTICARRIER SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for monitoring a control channel in a multiple carrier system, the method comprising:if an aggregation of carriers is configured and if a carrier indicator field (CIF) is configured, monitoring a plurality of downlink control channels within a plurality of UE-specific search spaces of a first carrier; and
receiving downlink control information (DCI) on at least one of the plurality of the downlink control channels, which is successfully decoded, via the first carrier,
wherein a start point for each of the plurality of UE-specific search spaces is determined based on the CIF, and
wherein the DCI includes scheduling information on either a downlink channel or an uplink channel in a second carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,965,943

HAND HYGIENE COMPLIANCE MONITORING SYSTEM

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A system for performing sanitation compliance monitoring, the system comprising:a first device in communication with a database;
one or more second devices in communication with the database;
a target zone defined by a first area over which a mobile device worn by a health care worker and the first device communicate; and
one or more sanitation zones each defined by a second area over which the mobile device worn by the health care worker and one of the second devices communicate, wherein (a) at least one of the one or more sanitation zones is an approved sanitation zone for the target zone, (b) compliance with a sanitation protocol associated with the target zone is based at least in part on use of the approved sanitation zone by the health care worker, and (c) use of a sanitation zone other than the approved sanitation zone is not in compliance with the sanitation protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,965,369

SELF-ORGANIZED STORAGE NODES FOR DISTRIBUTED DELIVERY NETWORK

ViaSat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A communications system comprising:a network gateway device in a mobile environment, wherein the network gateway device communicates messages for a plurality of user devices within the mobile environment via a shared wireless link;
a plurality of distributed storage devices coupled to the network gateway device, wherein at least two of the distributed storage devices of the plurality of distributed storage devices are located at different locations within the mobile environment, a distributed storage device of the plurality of distributed storage devices comprising:
a housing;
a rotating disk storage device within the housing;
a network interface to support communication with the network gateway device;
a sensor to produce a sensor signal indicating a characteristic of an environment external to the housing; and
a control circuit to detect an adverse operating condition for the rotating disk storage device based on the sensor signal, and to transition the distributed storage device from an active state to a standby state upon detection of the adverse operating condition, wherein:
in the active state, the distributed storage device enables access of the rotating disk storage device to store a subset of the messages received via the network interface, to retrieve the stored subset of the messages in response to requests received via the network interface, and to provide a given stored message of the stored subset of the messages for redundancy of storage within other distributed storage devices of the plurality of distributed storage devices based on a frequency of requests for the given stored message; and
in the standby state, the distributed storage device prevents access to the rotating disk storage device,
the control circuit further to determine that the distributed storage device is operating as a leader device for the plurality of distributed storage devices, and to, while the distributed storage device is operating as the leader device:
determine a message redundancy for the given stored message based on comparing the frequency of requests for the given stored message to a threshold; and
forward the given stored message for storing in one or more distributed storage devices of the plurality of distributed storage devices based on the message redundancy.

US Pat. No. 9,965,032

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND USER EQUIPMENT

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring, by a system comprising a processor, sight line information of the at least one user in a space, wherein the sight line information is based upon multiple sight lines of the at least one user in the space and includes acquisition time information of the multiple sight lines;
excluding, by the system according to the acquisition time information of the multiple sight lines, at least one noise sight line in the multiple sight lines, wherein the at least one noise sight line comprises at least one sight line from which a moving object is being watched; and
determining, by the system—at least according to the sight line information, at least one mirror object existing in the space.

US Pat. No. 9,964,438

LIGHT PIPE SENSOR SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A light guide system for transporting high luminous intensity light transmitted from a luminaire towards a destination area, with minimal losses, the system comprising:a light guide;
at least one printed circuit board comprising a first surface and a second surface;
at least one upward facing sensor coupled to the first surface of the at least one printed circuit board; and at least one downward facing sensor coupled to the second surface of the at least one printed circuit board, wherein the at least one printed circuit board connects the upward facing sensor and the downward facing sensor to the light guide.

US Pat. No. 9,963,392

AERATED COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND USES THEREOF

Solidia Technologies, Inc...

1. An article of manufacture produced by a process comprising:forming a wet mixture, wherein the wet mixture comprises:
water,
a ground calcium silicate, comprising one or more of synthetic wollastonite, pseudo-wollastonite, rankinite, gehlenite, belite, and alite, having a specific particle size, d10 in the range of 0.25 ?m to 5 ?m, d50 in the range of 5 ?m to 20 ?m, and d90 in the range of 25 ?m to 100 ?m,
filler particles comprising calcium oxide or silica having a particle size (d50) in the range of 0.25 ?m to 200 ?m, and
an aerating agent;
casting the wet mixture in a mold;
allowing the aerating agent to generate a gaseous product thereby causing volume expansion of the wet mixture;
pre-curing the expanded mixture at a temperature in the range of about 20° C. to about 100° C. under an atmosphere of water and CO2 for a time sufficient to result in a pre-cured object suitable for achieving sufficient early-age strength required for de-molding and/or cutting;
de-molding and/or cutting the pre-cured object to desired dimensions; and further curing the de-molded and/or cut pre-cured object at a temperature in the range of about 20° C. to about 100° C. for about 6 hours to about 60 hours under an atmosphere of water vapor and CO2 to yield the article;
and wherein the article of manufacture comprises a plurality of bonding elements,
each bonding element comprising:
a core comprising primarily calcium silicate,
a silica-rich first or inner layer,
and a calcium carbonate-rich second or outer layer;
and exhibits a density of about 300 kg/m3 to 1500 kg/m3, a compressive strength of about 2.0 MPa to about 8.5 MPa, and a flexural strength of about 0.4 MPa to about 1.7 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,962,844

PERSONAL-CARE APPLIANCE AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A liquid dispensing razor comprising:a handle having an upper end and a lower end opposed to the upper end, the handle defining a cavity between the upper end and the lower end, the cavity defining a cover opening at a cover side, and the cavity further defining a closed side opposed to the cover side;
a shaving razor cartridge mounted to the handle at the upper end, the shaving razor cartridge having a cap, a guard, and one or more blades between the cap and the guard;
a fluid applicator mounted to the shaving razor cartridge for delivering fluid to a surface to be shaved;
a fluid reservoir at least partially positioned within the cavity of the handle, the fluid reservoir having an inner wall defining an opening and a frangible seal within the opening, the fluid reservoir being accessible through the cover side; and
a fluid connector positioned within the cavity, the fluid connector having an angled tip configured to pierce the frangible seal to establish a fluid connection between the fluid applicator and the fluid reservoir, wherein said angled tip is configured with a long edge and a short edge such that the long edge is positioned towards the cover opening and said short edge is positioned opposite said long edge, and wherein the fluid reservoir has an inner wall with an annular rib that engages the fluid connector.

US Pat. No. 9,962,235

POSITIVE DRIVE CHUCK AND BUR ARRANGEMENT FOR A DENTAL HANDPIECE

Dentsply Sirona Inc., Yo...

1. A chuck assembly for a dental handpiece, the chuck assembly comprising:a hollow cylindrical tube portion having a first internal bore, and a chuck portion having a second internal bore,
the chuck portion supported within the first internal bore and co-rotational with the tube portion about a common axis;
the chuck portion comprising an annular body portion defining the second internal bore, for retentively supporting a cylindrical tool capable of being inserted therein but not preventing rotational slippage of the tool about the axis, the annular body portion further comprising a ring portion and a plurality of flexible, elongate springs, the springs separated by slots, the springs extending longitudinally from the ring portion and parallel with the axis, the springs tapering radially inwardly away from an internal surface of the tube portion towards the axis to provide flexibility to deflect outwardly, the plurality of elongate springs further comprising a detent projecting radially inward capable of engaging a shoulder in the tool to axially position and retain the tool within the chuck portion when received therein; and
a drive element comprising a drive pin inserted in a first end of the tube portion traversing the first internal bore at the first end of the tube portion, the drive pin cooperative with at least one channel disposed at a distal end of the tool capable of being inserted into the second internal bore to impart torque to the tool when inserted therein;
wherein the detent and the drive pin are capable of engaging the shoulder and the at least one channel, respectively, to axially position and retain the tool within the chuck portion when received therein.

US Pat. No. 9,967,999

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING HEAT DISSIPATION FAN AND ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A device for controlling a heat dissipation fan, comprising: a control system for controlling a fan speed-regulation and monitoring the fan, and a protection module;wherein the control system comprise a first signal output end for a first signal and a second signal output end for a second signal;
wherein the protection module comprise a first signal input end for the first signal and a second signal input end for the second signal;
wherein the first signal output end and the second signal output end of the control system are respectively connected with the first signal input end and the second signal input end of the protection module;
wherein the first signal is a control system normal operation indication signal output by the control system and input to the protection module, and the second signal is a fan speed-regulation control signal output by the control system and input to the protection module;
wherein the protection module further comprises a control signal output end for outputting a fan speed-regulation control signal to the fan;
wherein the protection module monitors the control system normal operation indication signal to judge whether the control system is in normal operation:
when the control system normal operation indication signal is normal, the control system is judged to be in normal operation, and the protection module controls the control signal output end to output the fan speed-regulation control signal provided by the control system;
when the control system normal operation indication signal is abnormal, the control system is judged to be in abnormal operation, the protection module outputs a fan speed-regulation control signal preset in the protection module to make the fan operate stably,
wherein the protection module further comprises a third signal output end and a third signal input end for a third signal;
the control system further comprises a third signal input end for the third signal;
the third signal input end of the control system is connected with the third signal output end of the protection module, and the third signal is a fan speed signal, wherein the fan speed signal sent by the fan is input through the third signal input end of the protection module, when the control system normal operation indication signal is normal, the protection module internally connects its third signal output end with its third signal input end, so that the fan speed signal sent by the fan is directly fed back to the control system, when the control system normal operation indication signal is abnormal, the protection module internally disconnects its third signal output end and its third signal input end, so as to directly feedback the fan speed signal sent by the fan to the protection module.

US Pat. No. 9,967,923

COOKER, POWER CONTROL METHOD OF THE COOKER, AND POWER CONTROL SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A cooker comprising:one or more burners having an induction heating coil and a resonant capacitor, and configured to heat a container;
a power supply unit configured to convert input power of an input power source into driving power and configured to supply the driving power to the one or more burners according to a control signal; and
a control unit configured to generate the control signal based on input current information regarding an input current of the input power source, and output the control signal to the power supply unit to control the driving power with respect to the one or more burners,
wherein the input power source is shared with a plurality of other home appliances, and
wherein the cooker is configured to calculate power consumption of the plurality of other home appliances.

US Pat. No. 9,967,150

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR IMPLEMENTING NETWORK VISIBILITY INFRASTRUCTURE

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A visibility infrastructure network configured for monitoring a switching network by directing copies of packets traversing said switching network to monitoring tools performing functions separate from packet switching performed by said switching network, said visibility infrastructure network comprising:a plurality of network infrastructure visibility elements, said plurality of network infrastructure visibility elements including forwarding hardware for forwarding said copies of said packets traversing said switching network to said monitoring tools for performing said functions separate from said packet switching performed by said switching network, said plurality of network visibility elements including at least one tap and at least one network packet broker, separate from switching devices that perform said packet switching in said switching network, for forwarding said copies of said packets to said monitoring tools;
an abstracted operating system shared by said plurality of network infrastructure visibility elements and operates as a control layer for said plurality of network infrastructure visibility elements;
at least one application executing on said abstracted operating system, said at least one application utilizing a function of one of said plurality of network infrastructure visibility elements; and
a common logical architecture having a first common protocol for enabling said abstracted operating system to communicate with said at least one application and a second common protocol for enabling said plurality of network infrastructure visibility elements to communicate with said abstracted operating system, wherein said common logical architecture utilizes OpenFlow™ to configure and manage said at least one network tap and said at least one network packet broker.

US Pat. No. 9,965,817

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REBATE MODELING

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a plan design device, a formulary of a plan sponsor from a benefit manager server over the Internet;
receiving, by the processor of the plan design device, prescription drug utilization data, the prescription drug utilization data including historic prescription drug information of a plurality of patients of the plan sponsor, the historic prescription drug information of a prescription drug of a patient identifying a drug name of the prescription drug, a prescription drug unit of the prescription drug, a number of days' supply of the prescription drug, and a fill location type from a database over the Internet;
receiving, by the processor of the plan design device, drug pricing information;
receiving, by the processor of the plan design device, a benefit design of the plan sponsor from a benefit manager server over the Internet, the benefit design including a co-pay structure, wherein the co-pay structure is defined based on a moderate benefit design weight, a high benefit design weight, a closed benefit design weight, a moderate benefit rebate rate, a high benefit rebate rate, and a closed benefit rebate rate, and wherein the co-pay structure is calculated by finding a first product by multiplying the moderate benefit design weight and the moderate benefit rebate rate, finding a second product by multiplying the high benefit design weight and the high benefit rebate rate, and a third product by multiplying the closed benefit design weight and the closed high rebate rate and finding a sum of the first product, the second product, and the third product;
determining by a modification module, a drug classification according to the prescription drug information or a user input;
modeling, by the processor of the plan design device, a plan sponsor rebate for the drug classification based on a first set of data that includes the formulary of the plan sponsor, the prescription drug utilization associated with the drug classification, the drug pricing information associated with a plurality of drugs included within the drug classification, and the co-pay structure included in the benefit design of the plan sponsor;
dynamically modeling, by the processor of the plan design device, an alternate plan sponsor rebate for the drug classification based on an automatically modified set of data, different from the first set of data, that includes the formulary of the plan sponsor, the prescription drug utilization associated with the drug classification, the drug pricing information associated with the plurality of drugs included within the drug classification, and the co-pay structure included in the benefit design of the plan sponsor and a drug-level formulary modification to the formulary of the plan sponsor, a drug-level benefit design modification to the benefit design of the plan sponsor, or both the formulary modification and the benefit design modification wherein the benefit design modification includes a step therapy applied to the drug classification, wherein dynamically modeling the alternate plan sponsor rebate includes automatically applying enhancements, applying enhanced rates, altering the formulary of the plan sponsor, and adjusting a plurality of rebates associated with the drug classification, and wherein dynamically modeling the alternate plan sponsor rebate further includes providing real-time inputs on a graphical user interface to change at least one component of the modified set of data to produce a real-time change in the dynamically modelled alternate plan sponsor rebate;
determining, by the processor of the plan design device, a difference between the plan sponsor rebate and the alternate plan sponsor rebate;
generating, by the processor of the plan design device, a display based on a determination of the difference, the display including the plan sponsor rebate and the alternate plan sponsor rebate;
transmitting instructions from the plan design device to an operator device to output the display on an output screen of the operator device; and
transmitting, by the processor of the plan design device, the plan sponsor rebate and the alternate plan sponsor rebate to an underwriting device, the underwriting device configured to determine an effect on a client guarantee based on the plan sponsor rebate and the alternate plan sponsor rebate.

US Pat. No. 9,965,520

EFFICIENT LOGICAL MERGING OVER PHYSICALLY DIVERGENT STREAMS

Microsoft Corporation, R...

1. A method, implemented by physical and tangible computing functionality, for merging streams of data, comprising:receiving a plurality of physically divergent input streams from respective sources;
parsing and identifying elements in the plurality of input streams;
determining an output action to take in response to each identified element;
using a logical merge module to produce an output stream that is logically compatible with each of the input streams,
wherein the output action is selected from among:
providing no contribution to the output stream;
providing new output information to the output stream;
adjusting previous output information in the output stream; and
providing progress marker information to the output stream; and
adjusting a state associated with the logical merge module, wherein the logical merge module applies an algorithm selected from a plurality of algorithms for performing said adjusting and determining, the plurality of algorithms associated with varying respective levels of constraints associated with the plurality of input streams.

US Pat. No. 9,964,909

SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE AND SHEET ACCUMULATING DEVICE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet conveying device, comprising:an endless belt that gives a conveying force to a sheet; and
a rotating member that contacts an outer peripheral portion of the endless belt and rotates with the endless belt, wherein
the endless belt has, on its outer peripheral portion, first convex portions arranged in a peripheral direction of the endless belt, and each of the first convex portions extends in a width direction of the endless belt,
the width direction is a direction intersecting a rotational direction of the rotating member, and
the rotating member has a second convex portions, each of the second convex portions extends in a peripheral direction of the rotating member, the second convex portions are arrayed in the width direction, and each of the second convex portions contacts the outer peripheral portion of the endless belt.

US Pat. No. 9,964,668

ZONED OPTICAL WAVEPLATE

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. A zoned optical waveplate (ZWP) comprising:a substrate that is transparent to light of a target wavelength ?; and
an anti-reflection (AR) coating disposed over the substrate and defining an AR coated face of the substrate,
wherein the AR coated face of the substrate comprises a series of spaced apart patterned zones, each patterned zone, of the series of spaced apart patterned zones, comprising a first zero-order form-birefringent sub-wavelength (ZOFBSW) grating that is configured to provide a first target retardance for light of the target wavelength.

US Pat. No. 9,963,828

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

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A system for forming a print of a surface of a structuring fabric, the system comprising:a first plate having a planar surface;
a second plate having a planar surface;
a pressure measurement film; and
a structuring fabric that can be used to form three-dimensional shapes in a web as part of a papermaking process, the structuring fabric including a plurality of knuckles on at least one of its surfaces,
wherein a print of the knuckles of the structuring fabric is formed on the pressure measurement film by pressing the structuring fabric against the pressure measurement film between the planar surface of the first plate and the planar surface of the second plate.

US Pat. No. 9,963,827

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 in a sequence, 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 an action score, at least one action score having an action value, the action value being a value of the action score that indicates an actionable risk of converting line failure;
(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 action score associated with a second one of the plurality of marks, the second one of the plurality of marks being the next mark with an action value after the at least one mark read by the reading unit;
(ii) to calculate a distance between the at least one mark read by the reading unit and the second one of the plurality of marks; and
(iii) to change at least one operational parameter of the converting line based upon the action score of the second one of the plurality of marks when the calculated distance is less than a threshold; and
(d) a finisher, the paper web being fed to the finisher and converted into a paper product.

US Pat. No. 9,963,291

MULTICOMPARTMENT CAPSULES OF A BEVERAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF MAKING THEREOF

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A multicompartment capsule for use with a beverage forming apparatus, comprising at least a first compartment and a second compartment formed of a single sheet of polymer material;the first compartment formed from the single sheet of polymer material including a first compartment base and a first compartment sidewall extending upwardly from the first compartment base wherein the first compartment sidewall includes a first compartment rim extending outwardly from an upper end thereof which surrounds an opening of the first compartment;
the second compartment formed from the single sheet of polymer material including a second compartment base and a second compartment sidewall extending upwardly from the second compartment base wherein the second compartment sidewall includes a second compartment rim extending outwardly from an upper end thereof which surrounds an opening of the second compartment;
wherein a folded portion of the single sheet of polymer material extends between an edge of the first compartment rim and an edge of the second compartment rim, and an upper surface of the first compartment rim is sealed to a lower surface of the second compartment rim such that the second compartment base and a portion of the second compartment sidewall are located in an interior of the first compartment and the interior of the first compartment is fluidly isolated;
wherein a lower surface of a lid is sealed to an upper surface of the multicompartment capsule such that the opening of the second compartment is sealed and an interior of the second compartment is fluidly isolated.

US Pat. No. 9,961,941

ELECTRONIC SMOKING ARTICLE

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. A method of operating an electronic article, comprising:providing the electronic article with,
a capillary tube,
a compressible liquid supply reservoir configured to contain a liquid, an outlet of the liquid supply reservoir being in communication with an inlet of the capillary tube, the liquid supply reservoir being formed from an elastomeric material,
a power source,
a pressure switch in electrical communication with the power supply,
an electrical heater operative upon the capillary tube:
operating a heated capillary tube by,
delivering the liquid to the capillary tube by manually communicating pressure to the compressible liquid supply reservoir;
activating the pressure switch to communicate electrical power from the power source to the electric heater, wherein the heated capillary tube discharges the liquid communicated to the capillary tube in an at least partially volatized condition;
the discharging including,
discharging the liquid into a chamber on an end of the capillary tube to produce a vapor; and
drawing the vapor from the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,968,000

ARRANGEMENT FOR COOLING CHANNELS IN AN ELECTRODE SYSTEM

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. An arrangement for cooling channels in an electrode column assembly of an electric arc furnace, the lower part of which electrode column assembly being provided with an electrode lower column assembly comprisinga contact shoe ring formed of a plurality of contact shoe elements connected to each other in an annular form and placed in contact with an electrode to conduct electric current to the electrode,
a pressure ring formed of a plurality of pressure blocks connected to each other to form an annular ring surrounding the contact shoe ring, the pressure blocks of said pressure ring being provided with hydraulic bellows by which the contact shoe ring is pressed against a steel mantle of the electrode, and
a heat shield located above the pressure ring in the axial direction of the electrode column assembly, said heat shield comprising a plurality of heat shield segments connected to each other to form an annular ring surrounding the lower electrode column assembly,
whereby the contact shoe elements and/or the pressure blocks are provided with channels through which a cooling liquid is made to flow for cooling of the contact shoe ring and the pressure ring,
wherein the channels made in the material of the contact shoe elements and/or the pressure blocks extend obliquely downwards from the upper ends of the contact shoe elements and the pressure blocks near to the lower ends of the same, so
that at least two of said oblique channels in a same contact shoe element and/or pressure block join together at their lower ends near the lower ends of the contact shoe elements and the pressure blocks to form a continuous channel in each contact shoe element and pressure block.

US Pat. No. 9,967,959

INTELLIGENT LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM LEARNING EXCLUSION APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Noon Home, Inc., Cuperti...

1. A lighting control system comprising:a module housing;
a graphical user interface coupled to the module housing; and
a switch control circuit positioned in the housing and including a processor configured to modulate the flow of electrical energy to a lighting circuit via a dimmer circuit, the switch control circuit electrically connected to the graphical user interface, wherein the processor is configured to identify a proximate Bluetooth identification address in response to a Bluetooth antenna coupled to the processor detecting the proximate Bluetooth identification address, the processor configured to compare the identified proximate Bluetooth identification address with one or more registered Bluetooth identification address saved in a dataset, the processor configured to:
1) catalogue a command received at the processor and at least one event parameter detected contemporaneously with receipt of the command, if the identified proximate Bluetooth identification address corresponds to one of the one or more registered Bluetooth identification addresses saved in the dataset, and
2) bypass cataloging the command received at the processor and the at least one event parameter detected contemporaneously with receipt of the command, if the identified proximate Bluetooth identification address fails to correspond to one of the one or more registered Bluetooth identification addresses saved in the dataset.

US Pat. No. 9,967,932

POWER SUPPLY TRANSIENT REDUCTION METHOD FOR MULTIPLE LED CHANNEL SYSTEMS

Integrated Silicon Soluti...

1. A method in a light-emitting diode (LED) controller for generating control signals for driving multiple LED channels implementing LED dimming function using pulse width modulation (PWM), the method comprising:generating a first PWM signal to drive a first LED channel to turn on and off the first LED channel within a switching cycle at a PWM frequency, the first PWM signal having a leading edge being asserted to turn on the first LED channel and a trailing edge being deasserted to turn off the first LED channel;
generating a second PWM signal to drive a second LED channel to turn on and off the second LED channel within the switching cycle at the PWM frequency, the second PWM signal having a leading edge being asserted to turn on the second LED channel and a trailing edge being deasserted to turn off the second LED channel;
receiving a dimmer signal having a value indicative of a duty cycle for turning on the first and second LED channels;
generating the first PWM signal for driving the first LED channel having the leading edge being a fixed signal transition at a first time location and the trailing edge being a signal transition being modulated to generate the first PWM signal having the duty cycle in response to the dimmer signal; and
generating the second PWM signal for driving the second LED channel having the trailing edge being a fixed signal transition at the first time location and the leading edge being a signal transition being modulated to generate the second PWM signal having the duty cycle in response to the dimmer signal.

US Pat. No. 9,967,891

INTERFERENCE MITIGATION THROUGH CARRIER AGGREGATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES GENERA...

1. A method comprising:transmitting data and control information over a primary component carrier to a wireless device;
determining that interference exists with respect to the primary component carrier; and
transmitting at least a portion of the data or control information to the wireless device over a secondary component carrier until the interference is determined to be diminished with respect to the primary component carrier,
wherein transmitting the at least the portion of the data or control information to the wireless device over the secondary component carrier until the interference is determined to be diminished with respect to the primary component carrier further comprises temporarily transmitting the at least the portion of the data or control information to the wireless device over the secondary component carrier until the interference is determined to be diminished with respect to the primary component carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,967,885

DIGITAL BASEBAND TRANSPORT IN TELECOMMUNICATIONS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEMS

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A distributed antenna system, comprising:a head end unit configured to communicate channelized digital baseband signals with remotely located units, the channelized digital baseband signals including call information for wireless communication, the head end unit including circuitry configured to:
receive downlink signals from at least one base station;
process the downlink signals into downlink channelized digital baseband signals using a channelizer circuitry including a channel filter, an interpolator, and a mixer associated with an oscillator;
format the downlink channelized digital baseband signals for transport together;
packetize and packet schedule the downlink channelized digital baseband signals into downlink packetized baseband signals; and
transmit the downlink packetized baseband signals to the remotely located units.

US Pat. No. 9,965,911

ELECTRONIC ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A system for authenticating a passive smart device for unlocking an electronic lock, comprising:one or more memory devices storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
receive an authentication request from a computing device, the authentication request comprising identification data associated with the passive smart device;
receive secondary identification data from the computing device;
determine whether at least a portion of the authentication request corresponds to authentication data stored in an authentication database;
store the identification data associated with the passive smart device based on the determination that at least a portion of the authentication request corresponds with the authentication data;
store the secondary identification data with the stored identification data;
receive detection data corresponding to a detection of the passive smart device when the passive smart device enters a predetermined location range associated with the electronic lock;
obtain, in response to the detection, an identifier from the passive smart device;
obtain, within a predetermined time following the detection, secondary authentication data from the computing device;
determine whether the obtained identifier corresponds with the stored identification data;
determine whether the obtained secondary authentication data corresponds with the stored secondary identification data; and
responsive to determining that (i) the obtained identifier corresponds with the stored identification data and (ii) the obtained secondary authentication data corresponds with the stored secondary identification data, direct the electronic lock to transition from a locked state to an unlocked state.

US Pat. No. 9,964,707

CROSS-CONNECT SWITCH USING 1D ARRAYS OF BEAM STEERING ELEMENTS

Lumentum Operations LLC, ...

1. An optical cross-connect comprising:a first deflector array, optically disposed between an input port array and an output port array, including a first plurality of individually controllable deflectors aligned in a first array direction,
each individually controllable deflector, of the first plurality of individually controllable deflectors, having a first switching direction substantially perpendicular to the first array direction;
a second deflector array, optically disposed between the first deflector array and the output port array, including a second plurality of individually controllable deflectors aligned in a second array direction,
each individually controllable deflector, of the second plurality of individually controllable deflectors, having a second switching direction substantially perpendicular to the second array direction;
first beam shaping optics, optically disposed between the input port array and the first deflector array, for shaping a beam of light, launched from an input port of the input port array, and providing a first elliptical beam spot at the first deflector array,
a major axis of the first elliptical beam spot being substantially parallel to the first switching direction; and
second beam shaping optics, optically disposed between the output port array and the second deflector array,
a major axis of a second elliptical beam spot at the second deflector array being substantially parallel to the second switching direction.

US Pat. No. 9,964,452

MEASURING THE TEMPERATURE OF THE ROTOR OF AN ELECTRICAL MACHINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for measuring a temperature of a permanent magnet disposed on a rotor of an electrical machine, the method comprising:sensing a magnetic property of the permanent magnet dependent on the temperature of the permanent magnet;
determining the temperature of the permanent magnet therefrom; and
indirectly determining a temperature of at least one component of the rotor based on the temperature of the permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 9,962,708

GYRATORY CRUSHER

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A gyratory crusher for comminuting quarry material, the gyratory crusher comprising:a crushing housing having a top and a bottom;
a crushing cone having a top and a bottom, wherein the crushing housing is positioned around the crushing cone such that the crushing housing and the crushing cone define a circumferential crushing space between the crushing housing and the crushing cone, wherein the circumferential crushing space forms a crushing throat that is open and configured to receive quarry material near the top of the crushing housing, wherein the circumferential crushing space tapers towards the bottoms of the crushing housing and the crushing cone but includes a crushing gap through which comminuted quarry material exits the circumferential crushing space;
a crushing wall surface of the crushing housing, the crushing wall surface facing inwards toward the crushing cone and delimiting the circumferential crushing space at least in part, wherein the crushing wall surface includes a lower region and an upper region; and
an undulated surface disposed along the upper region of the crushing wall surface of the crushing housing near the crushing throat, wherein waves of the undulated surface along a circumferential direction include wave troughs and wave peaks, wherein widths of the wave troughs in the lower region towards the crushing gap are wider than the widths of the wave troughs in the upper region towards the crushing throat.

US Pat. No. 9,962,242

REUSABLE DUAL-ARCH ANTERIOR DENTAL IMPRESSION TRAY

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dual arch anterior dental impression tray comprising:a generally opened C-shaped mouthpiece, the mouthpiece having a front side, a back side, an upper rim, a lower rim, a left end and a right end, the back side having a concave surface extending from the left end to the right end, the concave surface including a generally longitudinally extending curved groove, the left end and right end each include a connector; and
an insert, the insert including a front portion having a curved frame, the curved frame includes a left end and a right end, the curved frame is adapted to fit snugly into the curved groove, the insert includes a mesh material extending from and within an area defined by the curved frame, the curved frame left end and right end each include a connector, wherein the insert left connector is adapted to connect with the mouthpiece left connector and the insert right connector is adapted to connect with the mouthpiece right connector, wherein the insert includes a back portion with a hemispherical shaped lingual bulb located at a mid portion of the back portion, the lingual bulb defining an opening which faces away from the front portion of the insert, the insert defining a top side and a bottom side and
wherein the connectors of the mouthpiece include a cut out at the mouthpiece first end and second end, each cut out defining a forward facing surface, and the connectors of the insert include a generally rearward facing notch at the insert first end and a generally rearward facing notch at the second end, wherein each notch is adapted to engage with a respective forward facing surface formed by the respective cut out and
wherein said connectors of the insert further include a raised protrusion, the raised protrusion providing an interference fit with the groove, and the raised protrusion being separate from said notches.

US Pat. No. 9,968,020

ELECTRONIC-COMPONENT MOUNTING APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An electronic-component mounting apparatus for mounting chips to a substrate, the apparatus comprising:a paste application block, configured to apply a non-conductive paste at positions on the substrate at which the electronic components are to be mounted;
a sectionalized mounting stage, configured to heat the substrate that has the non-conductive paste applied on, the sectionalized mounting stage is divided into a heating section and a non-heating section, the heating section being for heating a substrate fixed to a front surface of the heating section, the non-heating section not heating the substrate suctioned to a front surface of the non-heating section, only a portion of the substrate that is fixed to the heating section of the sectionalized mounting stage is heated, and the electronic components are mounted to the positions in the heated portion;
a full heating mounting stage separated from the sectionalized mounting stage, configured to heat the substrate that has been heated by the sectionalized mounting stage, the substrate is heated as a whole and is fixed to a front surface of the full heating mounting stage, and the electronic components are mounted to the positions in a remaining portion; and
a substrate transfer unit configured to transfer the substrate between the sectionalized mounting stage and the full heating mounting stage.

US Pat. No. 9,967,938

SOLID STATE LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DIMMING CIRCUIT THEREOF

Lextar Electronics Corpor...

1. A dimming circuit configured to dim a lighting module, comprising:a rectifier circuit configured to convert an AC voltage signal to a rectified voltage signal;
a switch unit electrically connected between the rectifier circuit and the lighting module and configured to undergo switching according to a pulse width modulation signal to connect or disconnect the rectifier circuit and the lighting module;
a control unit electrically connected to the switch unit and configured to generate the pulse width modulation signal to control the switch unit; and
a voltage detecting unit electrically connected to the rectifier circuit and the control unit, and configured to detect the rectified voltage signal outputted by the rectifier circuit and to output a detecting signal to the control unit when the rectified voltage signal is lower than a predetermined level;
wherein the control unit is configured to control the switch unit to disconnect when the control unit receives the detecting signal;
wherein the voltage detecting unit is a zero-voltage detecting unit configured to detect the rectified voltage signal and to output the detecting signal to the control unit when the rectified voltage signal is substantially zero.

US Pat. No. 9,967,934

LIGHTING CONTROL POWER SUPPLY

CCS Inc., Kyoto-shi, Kyo...

1. A lighting control power supply comprising:a plurality of controllers disposed correspondingly to a plurality of lighting devices, and configured to perform a control of the lighting devices respectively corresponding to the controllers on a basis of each of control parameters being set in units of a plurality of control setting items;
a display device configured to display a setting input screen through which a setting input of the control parameters related to the control setting items can be performed, and the setting input screen displays a part of the control setting items with respect to a part of the controllers;
an input device configured to be capable of accepting at least an input in a first direction and an input in a second direction that are different from each other;
a setting input screen display part configured to switch the setting input screen displayed on the display device according to an input to the input device;
a control parameter change part configured to change a control parameter of a control setting item being displayed on the setting input screen according to an input to the input device; and
an input switching part configured to perform switching so that either the setting input screen display part or the control parameter change part functions according to a predetermined input to the input device,
wherein the setting input screen display part is configured to, when the input in the first direction is given to the input device, cause the display device to display a setting input screen related to the controller being different than before the input, and
wherein the setting input screen display part is configured to, when the input in the second direction is given to the input device, cause the display device to display a setting input screen related to the control setting item being different than before the input.

US Pat. No. 9,967,892

RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE DIRECT COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a signal, which is transmitted by a user equipment using device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:classifying each of a plurality of resource units into clean units or dirty units;
when a number of the clean units is equal to or greater than a first threshold, selecting one of the clean units as a transmission resource;
when the number of the clean units is less than the first threshold, selecting a dirty unit as the transmission resource among one or more dirty units,
wherein the one or more dirty units correspond to a resource unit in which interference equal to or greater than a second threshold among the classified dirty units is detected; and
transmitting a D2D signal using the selected transmission resource.

US Pat. No. 9,967,860

EFFICIENT NETWORK-WIDE BROADCASTING OVER LTE NETWORKS

NEC Corporation, (JP)

1. A method for network-wide broadcasting, comprising:identifying interference dependencies between base stations (eNBs) to generate one or more single frequency network (SFN) clusters for one or more broadcast sessions, the generating SFN clusters comprising:
performing a controlled decrease in transmit diversity gain for each of the sessions by progressively creating smaller SFN clusters;
iteratively creating the smaller SFN clusters until a target modulation and coding scheme (MCS) threshold is met to generate a plurality of SFN clusters; and
selecting an SFN cluster with a maximum common MCS for all SFN clusters in a set;
integrating resource block (RB) allocation with the generating of the SFN clusters to determine maximum system utility, wherein the system utility considers the sum of the utilities of broadcast and unicast flows; and
controlling network-wide broadcasting based on the determined maximum system utility.

US Pat. No. 9,967,514

RECORDING SYSTEM

EchoStar Technologies Int...

1. A method of recording content received at a media player, wherein the recorded content is presentable on a display device to a user of the media player, the method comprising:receiving, at a first input of the media player, the content that is to be recorded, wherein the content that is to be recorded is identifiable by a first identifier (ID) data;
receiving, at a second input of the media player, a plurality of second ID data, wherein each one of the plurality of second ID data identifies one a plurality of content that is stored remotely at a remote server;
comparing the first ID data with the plurality of second ID data;
recording the content in response to no matches between the first ID data and one of the plurality of second ID data; and
in response to a match between the first ID data and one of the plurality of second ID data, the method further comprising:
preventing the recording of the content; and
storing, at the media player, information associated with one of the plurality of second ID data that matches the first ID data, wherein the stored information is configured to create a link from the media player to the remote server and identify a storage location of the content associated with the first ID data that is remotely stored at the remote server.

US Pat. No. 9,967,172

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTENT LOADING AND OFFLOADING TO AND FROM A TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A machine implemented method, comprising:configuring by a processor a virtual workspace for managing data loading and data offloading to and from a transportation vehicle;
associating an approval policy for any instruction set used for loading and offloading data;
generating by the processor a master instruction set with a routing plan for loading data to and from the transportation vehicle using one or more networking links;
assigning by the processor an intermediate storage location for storing loadable data based a local instruction set;
creating by the processor a transportation side instruction set for loading and offloading data from the transportation vehicle, the transportation side instruction set being based on the master instruction set;
using the master instruction set, the local instruction set and the transportation side instruction set by the processor to automatically load data to and from the transportation vehicle using the one or more network links to meet an objective of the master instruction set; and
monitoring data loading to and from the transportation vehicle for making any changes to meet an objective of the master instruction set based on at least one of delivery time, and cost.

US Pat. No. 9,967,165

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PACKET MONITORING IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT

KEYSIGHT TECHNOLOGIES SIN...

1. A method for packet monitoring in a virtual environment, the method comprising:at a virtual tap controller implemented using at least one processor:
sending, to a virtual tap in a virtual environment implemented using at least one computing platform, at least one summarization rule for generating summary packet information about packet traffic associated with the virtual environment;
receiving, from the virtual tap, the summary packet information generated using the at least one summarization rule;
generating, using the summary packet information, at least one processing rule for copying or forwarding packet data associated with the virtual environment; and
sending, to the virtual tap, the at least one processing rule, wherein generating the at least one processing rule includes using the summary packet information to identify a virtual machine (VM) or a virtualization container contributing to a network condition and generating the at least one processing rule for instructing the virtual tap to copy or forward packet data associated with the VM or the virtualization container.

US Pat. No. 9,967,063

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CODEWORD TO LAYER MAPPING

OPTIS WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY...

1. A method for transmitting an information signal on a radio channel using hybrid automatic retransmission request (HARQ) codewords comprising:in a first transmission, transmitting a plurality of codewords using a codeword-to-layer mapping where at least one of the plurality of codewords is mapped to at least two layers and comprises a block of information bits;
receiving a request to resend the information contained in at least one of the plurality of codewords;
generating one retransmission codeword based on the block of information bits; and
transmitting the retransmission codeword containing information which was requested to be resent, with a transmission rank that is less than a transmission rank in the first transmission, using a codeword-to-layer mapping where the retransmission codeword is mapped to a number of layers corresponding to the current transmission rank of at least two, wherein the codeword-to-layer mapping to be used is signaled by setting to zero the transport format size field corresponding to the codeword that should remain unused.

US Pat. No. 9,965,751

MOBILE DEVICE MULTI-FEED SCANNER

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. An imaging device comprising:a motorized check feed stand comprising:
an imaging tray;
a platform, said platform having an upper side substantially orthogonal to the imaging tray and a reverse side opposite said upper side; and
first and second mirrors;
wherein the platform comprises a transparent portion;
wherein the first and second mirrors form a reflective path allowing viewing of a reverse side of an object placed on the platform through the transparent portion of said platform;
wherein said transparent portion of said platform is adjacent a stage portion of said platform, and wherein said first and second mirrors allow imaging of the reverse side of an object through the transparent portion of the platform while said object rests on said stage portion.

US Pat. No. 9,965,670

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UNLOCKING AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for controlling unlocking, comprising:acquiring n2 underlying data values through n2 normal sensing electrodes of a fingerprint recognition module of a mobile terminal when a touch operation on the fingerprint recognition module is detected, wherein the fingerprint recognition module comprises n1 abnormal sensing electrodes and the n2 normal sensing electrodes, n1 and n2 being positive integers;
determining n1 reference underlying data values corresponding to the n1 abnormal sensing electrodes according to the n2 underlying data values acquired by the n2 normal sensing electrodes, wherein the n1 reference underlying data values and the n2 underlying data values form fingerprint data;
obtaining a fingerprint image according to the fingerprint data;
extracting feature points from the fingerprint image to form a reference feature point set;
matching the reference feature point set with template feature points of a pre-stored fingerprint template feature point set in descending order of matching priority of the template feature points, wherein a probability of successful matching of a template feature point having a higher matching priority is greater than that of a template feature point having a lower matching priority; and
unlocking the terminal when detecting that the number of template feature points that are matched with the reference feature point set is greater than a first preset threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,965,632

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SECURE FIRMWARE VALIDATION

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A dynamic transaction card comprising:A EuroPay-MasterCard-Visa (EMV) processor storing existing firmware and version data associated with the existing firmware;
an EMV plate connectively coupled to the EMV processor;
a bootloader;
an input/output interface that receives an updated firmware program from a firmware provider system;
an applet comprising instructions that when executed, cause the EMV chip to perform a checksum validation; and
data storage storing a first checksum calculated using the stored firmware upon loading of the firmware, wherein firmware is validated on the dynamic transaction card by performing the following:
receiving at the EMV processor, a trigger that triggers checksum validation via the applet;
reading, via the applet, the firmware to determine data comprising the first checksum;
receiving at the EMV processor, the data comprising the first checksum;
calculating, using the EMV processor, a second checksum associated with the firmware;
comparing, using the EMV processor, the first checksum and the second checksum;
validating the updated firmware upon determining that the received checksum and the calculated checksum are equal; and
deleting at least a portion of data in the data storage and the EMV processor upon determining that the first checksum and the second checksum are not equal;
wherein the EMV processor receives, via contacts on the EMV plate, an update component associated with the updated firmware program transmitted from the firmware provider system during a secure communication with the firmware provider system via a secure terminal, wherein the update component is used to validate the received updated firmware program;
wherein, in response to the validation of the updated firmware program, the bootloader loads the updated firmware on the dynamic transaction card, executes the updated firmware program, which overwrites the existing firmware; and
wherein, in response to the bootloader loading and executing the updated firmware program, the EMV processor stores and uses the updated firmware program.

US Pat. No. 9,964,459

PASS-THROUGHS FOR USE WITH SENSOR ASSEMBLIES, SENSOR ASSEMBLIES INCLUDING AT LEAST ONE PASS-THROUGH AND RELATED METHODS

Quartzdyne, Inc., Salt L...

1. A transducer assembly, comprising:at least one pressure sensor; and
a housing having a longitudinal axis, the housing comprising:
a pressure sensor housing portion enclosing the at least one pressure sensor in an enclosed chamber in the pressure sensor housing portion, the enclosed chamber configured to retain a pressurized fluid for transmitting at least one environmental condition to the at least one pressure sensor through the pressurized fluid; and
a pass-through portion comprising at least one aperture in a portion of the housing extending along the longitudinal axis and the pressure sensor housing portion, the at least one aperture extending along an entirety of one side of the enclosed chamber while being outside of the enclosed chamber in order to isolate the pressurized fluid in the enclosed chamber in communication with the at least one pressure sensor from the at least one aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,963,019

SUN VISOR HAVING EXTENDED RANGE OF MOTION

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A vehicle sun visor assembly, comprising:a rail; and
a sun visor panel releasably mounted to the rail at an inboard sun visor panel end and slidably mounted to the rail at an outboard sun visor panel end.

US Pat. No. 9,962,597

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR ONE-WHEELED VEHICLE

Future Motion, Inc., San...

1. A shock absorbing, self-balancing electric skateboard, comprising:a board including first and second deck portions each configured to receive a left or right foot of a rider oriented generally perpendicular to a direction of travel of the board;
a wheel assembly including exactly one rotatable wheel disposed between and extending above the first and second deck portions;
a motor assembly configured to rotate the wheel around an axle to propel the skateboard;
at least one sensor configured to measure orientation information of the board;
a motor controller configured to receive orientation information measured by the sensor and to cause the motor assembly to propel the skateboard based on the orientation information;
a compressible shock absorber;
a first linkage assembly connecting a first end of the shock absorber to the board; and
a second linkage assembly connecting a second end of the shock absorber to the wheel;
wherein at least one member of one of the linkage assemblies is rotatable on an axis extending perpendicular to the direction of travel of the board, and wherein compression of the shock absorber is configured to allow the board to move relative to the wheel in response to bumps encountered by the wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,967,949

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An organic light-emitting display (OLED) device, comprising:an organic light-emitting element between a lower substrate and an upper substrate,
wherein at least a part of a side surface of the upper substrate has a reverse-tapered shape configured to reduce damage to the lower substrate caused by deformation of the upper substrate due to an external impact, and
wherein the upper substrate has an area of a top surface larger than that of a bottom surface of the upper substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,967,901

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING CONTENTION-BASED ACCESS IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing an uplink transmission by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, first configuration information of a first logical channel and second configuration information of a second logical channel, the first configuration information of the first logical channel indicates whether data of the first logical channel is allowed to be transmitted by a cell associated with a contention based transmission, and the second configuration information of the second logical channel indicates whether data of the second logical channel is allowed to be transmitted by the cell associated with the contention based transmission;
identifying that the data of the first logical channel is allowed to be transmitted by the cell associated with the contention based transmission based on the first configuration information, and the data of the second logical channel is not allowed to be transmitted by the cell associated with the contention based transmission based on the second configuration information;
receiving an uplink grant from a base station;
determining whether the uplink grant is for the cell associated with the contention based transmission;
transmitting, if the uplink grant is for the cell associated with the contention based transmission, first data of the first logical channel using the uplink grant to the base station; and
transmitting, if the uplink grant is not for the cell associated with the contention based transmission, second data of the second logical channel using the uplink grant to the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,967,895

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A wireless transmission system comprising:a plurality of access points configured to communicate with a plurality of wireless terminals connected within a plurality of wireless coverage areas to the plurality of access points; and
an access controller configured to communicate with the plurality of access points,
wherein each of the access points retains first information indicating which of the wireless terminals are located in a corresponding one of the wireless coverage areas of the access points, and second information indicating which of the wireless terminals are connected with the corresponding access point within the corresponding one of the wireless coverage areas,
wherein each of the access points transmits updated information of the first information and the second information to the access controller,
wherein the access controller retains third information indicating correlations between each of the access points and which of the wireless terminals are located in the corresponding one of the wireless coverage areas of each of the access points, and fourth information indicating correlations between each of the access points and which of the wireless terminals are connected with each of the access points within the corresponding wireless coverage areas thereof,
wherein the access controller updates the third information and the fourth information based on the updated information received from the access points,
wherein the access controller determines a start standard time for a polling period for each of the access points to perform polling communication with the wireless terminals,
wherein the access controller generates a scheduling setting information indicating timings when the access points are to perform polling communication with the wireless terminals during the polling period based on the updated third information and updated fourth information,
wherein the access controller transmits, to each of the access points, a polling period start signal including the start standard time and a corresponding portion of the scheduling setting information for each of the access points,
wherein each of the access points performs a non-overlapping communication phase over separate time periods with the wireless terminals including a polling communication phase where data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points followed by a CSMA communication phase after the non-overlapping polling communication phase where data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points based on the polling period start signal and the corresponding portion of the scheduling setting information,
wherein each of the polling communication phases includes an exhaustive polling phase in which polling communication is performed separately and individually with all of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points and data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals connected to the corresponding one of the access points, and a selective polling phase in which polling communication is performed with one or more of the wireless terminals that failed to communicate data during the exhaustive polling phase and data is received from at least one of the wireless terminals that failed to communicate data during the exhaustive polling phase, and
wherein the access controller determines a length of the exhaustive polling phase based on a number of wireless terminals connected with the corresponding one of the access points.

US Pat. No. 9,967,893

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SPECTRUM SENSING IN AN OPPORTUNISTIC BAND

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method for operating on an opportunistic band, the method comprising:storing, at a wireless transmit and receive unit (WTRU), sensing capability information, wherein the WTRU is capable of sensing at least one type of a primary user of a reserved channel;
receiving, at the WTRU, a type information related to a primary user of a first channel, wherein the first channel is reserved for use by the primary user;
determining whether the first channel is available based on a geo-location database, wherein, if the first channel is available, using the first channel, and wherein if the first channel is unavailable, determining, at the WTRU, whether the WTRU is capable of sensing the primary user based on the type information related to the primary user of the first channel and the sensing capability of the WTRU; and
selecting an operating channel on the opportunistic band based on the determining, wherein:
based on a determination that the WTRU is capable of sensing the primary user of the first channel, further determining whether the primary user of the first channel is present on the first channel and operating on the first channel in sensing-only mode based on a determination that the primary user of the first channel is absent, and
based on a determination that the WTRU is not capable of sensing the primary user of the first channel, searching for a second channel reserved for use by a second type of primary user.

US Pat. No. 9,967,164

METHODS AND DEVICES TO EFFICIENTLY DETERMINE NODE DELAY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

NetScout Systems Texas, L...

1. A method for measuring delay in a communication network, comprising:monitoring, by a network monitoring node, at least one tap point corresponding to a network interface between User Equipment (UE) and one or more additional nodes in the communication network, wherein the at least one tap point comprises at least a first tap point and a second tap point, the first tap point and the second tap point corresponding to first and second network nodes of the additional nodes, wherein the first tap point includes a first tap location at an ingress side of the first network node and a second tap location at an egress side of the first network node, and the second tap point includes a third tap location at an ingress side of the second network node and a fourth tap location at an egress side of the second network node;
detecting, by the network monitoring node, one or more transactions at the at least one tap point corresponding to the network interface, each transaction including request data and response data;
classifying, by the network monitoring node, each transaction detected at the respective at least one tap point as an ingress or egress transaction relative to the node that corresponds to the tap point;
determining, by the network monitoring node, a time associated with the request data and a time associated with the response data for each transaction as classified;
determining, by the network monitoring node, a delay time for each transaction as classified, for each of the ingress and egress side of the at least one tap point by a difference between the time associated with the request data and the time associated with the response data;
assigning, by the network monitoring node, the delay time for each transaction as classified, for each of the ingress and egress side of the at least one tap point to one or more predefined time ranges;
incrementing, by the network monitoring node, a count corresponding to the one or more predefined time ranges when the delay time is assigned;
comparing, by the network monitoring node, the delay time for each transaction as classified at the first tap point to the delay time for each transaction as classified at the second tap point to determine that a particular network node of the first and second network nodes has an issue associated with an excessive delay; and
indicating, by the network monitoring node, the issue to a network operator, responsive to detecting the issue.

US Pat. No. 9,967,145

SYSTEM FOR UTILITY USAGE TRIGGERING ACTION

BELKIN INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:compiling, by a network device on a network, historical usage data based on use of a utility by the network device, wherein the network includes multiple network devices on the network;
generating a historical usage profile of the network device using the historical usage data, wherein the historical usage profile includes a threshold and a threshold delay associated with the threshold, wherein the threshold and the threshold delay are determined using the historical usage data, and wherein the threshold is associated with a boundary between normal and abnormal usage of the utility;
compiling, by the network device on the network, current usage data based on use of a utility by the network device;
generating a current usage profile of the network device based on the current compiled usage data;
determining that the current usage data is abnormal based on the current usage profile and the historical usage profile, wherein determining that the current usage data is abnormal includes determining that a portion of the current usage data crosses the threshold;
upon determining that the current usage data is abnormal, transmitting, by the network device, a notification to multiple additional network devices on the network;
determining, by the network device, that the portion of the current usage data remains across the threshold for a period of time equal to or greater than the threshold delay; and
broadcasting a communication to the multiple additional network devices on the network when the network device determines that the portion of the current usage data remains across the threshold for a period of time equal to or greater than the threshold delay, wherein when the communication is received, a state of the network device is changed, and wherein receiving the communication facilitates one of the multiple additional network devices changing the state of the network device.

US Pat. No. 9,967,030

BUILDING ILLUMINATION APPARATUS WITH INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS, SECURITY AND ENERGY MANAGEMENT

Federal Law Enforcement D...

1. A light emitting diode light and communication system comprising:at least one optical transceiver comprising at least one optical transceiver location identifier, the at least one optical transceiver further comprising:
a light support having at least one light emitting diode, at least one photodetector, and a camera, said at least one light emitting diode generating illumination, said illumination comprising a plurality of flashes of illumination having a frequency which is not observable to the unaided eyes of an individual; and
a processor in communication with the at least one light emitting diode, the at least one photodetector, and said camera, the processor constructed and arranged to regulate said plurality of flashes of illumination to generate at least one transmitted signal embedded within said illumination, said at least one transmitted signal comprising said at least one optical transceiver location identifier, said processor further comprising at least one signal processing routine selected from the group consisting of modulation, demodulation, data compression, data decompression, up converting, down converting, coding, interleaving, and pulse shaping, wherein the at least one optical transceiver is engaged to a lighting fixture.

US Pat. No. 9,966,831

CONTROLLER AND CONTROLLING METHOD OF SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY

SILERGY SEMICONDUCTOR TEC...

1. A controller of a switching power supply having a first output terminal for providing a switching control signal for turning on and off a power transistor so that an inductor current flows through an inductor which is connected in series with said power transistor, comprising:a frequency-jittering signal generating circuit configured to generate a frequency-jittering signal variable over time;
a superimpose circuit configured to superimpose said frequency-jittering signal on a sampling signal of said inductor current to generate a superimposed signal; and
a first comparator configured to compare said superimposed signal with a control voltage to generate an OFF signal for turning off said power transistor,
wherein said frequency-jittering signal generating circuit comprises:
a first current source and a first switch which are connected in series between said first output terminal and ground;
a second current source and a second switch which are connected in series between said first output terminal and ground; and
a capacitor which is connected between said first output terminal and ground,
wherein said first current source and said second current source provide currents flowing in opposite directions, and said first switch and said second switch are turned on alternatively.

US Pat. No. 9,964,758

DEFLECTION MIRROR ARRANGEMENT FOR OPTICAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS HAVING DRIVE UNIT BETWEEN PARALLEL TRANSMITTING MIRRORS AND CORRESPONDING OPTICAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A deflection mirror arrangement for an optical measurement apparatus, comprising:at least one receiving mirror unit, disposed on a rotatable shaft, comprising at least two receiving deflection mirrors, wherein the at least two receiving deflection mirrors are not joined by any other mirror in between them;
at least one transmitting mirror unit, disposed on the rotatable shaft, comprising at least two transmitting deflection mirrors, wherein the at least two transmitting deflection mirrors are not joined by any other mirror in between them; and
a drive unit, which drives the rotatable shaft, wherein
each of the at least two receiving deflection mirrors and the at least two transmitting deflection mirrors are parallel and on opposite sides of the rotatable shaft, with the drive unit being arranged at least partially in the space between the two transmitting deflection mirrors,
wherein the at least two transmitting deflection mirrors are arranged on and in direct contact with a carrier plate, with the drive unit arranged in a hole in the carrier plate and the at least one receiving mirror unit is separated above or below along an axis from the at least one transmitting mirror unit by an axial spacing, and
wherein the carrier plate forms part of the axial spacing.

US Pat. No. 9,962,843

METHOD FOR MEASURING FIBER CUTTING FORCE

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A method for measuring the cutting force on a single fiber, said method comprising the steps of:a. providing a blade having an edge;
b. providing a fiber mount for holding said fiber; wherein said fiber mount comprises a fiber sleeve to contain said fiber in said fiber mount;
c. providing at least one sensor connected to said fiber mount;
d. moving said blade toward said fiber and cutting said fiber; and
e. measuring the cutting force on said fiber with said sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,962,496

INJECTION DEVICE WITH PRICKING PROTECTION AND/OR OVERLOAD PROTECTION FOR A PRODUCT CONTAINER

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An injection device for administering a product, comprising:a sleeve shaped housing;
a product container holder accommodating a product container;
a drive member that supplies energy for product delivery;
a driven member comprising a sleeve-shaped portion and acting on the product container;
a holding element that keeps the drive member tensed until the injection device is triggered and that comprises at least one spring elastic arm extending in a longitudinal direction of the injection device and forming a blocking member at its distal end, and
a needle protecting sleeve guided on an inner circumference of the sleeve shaped housing, and shiftable relative to the housing in the proximal direction,
wherein, during an injection and delivery sequence, the sleeve-shaped portion of the driven member prevents the blocking member from passing out of an engagement with a cavity of a triggering element, into which the blocking member has been deflected after the needle protecting sleeve has been inserted for injection triggering.

US Pat. No. 9,962,264

ANTERIOR STABILIZED KNEE IMPLANT

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A total knee implant prosthesis comprising:a femoral component including a pair of condyles, an opening defined between the pair of condyles, and an anterior cam extending between the pair of condyles adjacent to the opening, and
a tibial component including a first condyle depression, a second condyle depression, and a post positioned between the first condyle depression and the second condyle depression, the post having an anterior surface that is angled to face toward the first condyle depression and away from the second condyle depression,
wherein the anterior cam and the post are sized, shaped, and positioned so that the anterior cam and the anterior surface of the post are engaged when the knee is fully extended and the anterior cam and the anterior surface of the post are disengaged during at least part of flexion of the knee.
US Pat. No. 9,963,414

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION AND ISOLATION OF CARBOXYLIC ESTERS

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A method for preparing and isolating carboxylic esters of mono- and dicarboxylic acids, hydroxycarboxylic acids, and fatty acids, the method comprising:providing an aqueous solution of at least one salt of at least one carboxylic acid;
acidifying the aqueous solution with at least one acid to form a free carboxylic acid and a salt of said at least one acid;
precipitating the salt of said at least one acid, formed in said acidifying step, by adding at least one alcohol to the aqueous solution;
removing the precipitated salt from the aqueous solution;
esterifying the at least one free carboxylic acid by adding at least one alcohol; and
separating at least one carboxylic ester from the aqueous solution.

US Pat. No. 9,968,012

HEAT-SINK-ATTACHED POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE, HEAT-SINK-ATTACHED POWER MODULE, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HEAT-SINK-ATTACHED POWER MODULE SUBSTRATE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A heat-sink-attached-power module substrate which includes a power module substrate in which a circuit layer is arranged on one surface of an insulation layer and a metal layer is arranged on the other surface of the insulation layer, and a heat sink bonded on the metal layer of the power module substrate,wherein either one of the metal layer and the heat sink is an aluminum member composed of aluminum or an aluminum alloy,
and the other one of them is a copper member composed of copper or a copper alloy,
the metal layer and the heat sink are bonded together by solid phase diffusion bonding,
an intermetallic compound layer of copper and aluminum is formed by solid phase diffusion in a bonding interface between the metal layer and the heat sink, and has a structure in which a plurality of intermetallic compounds are formed in a layered form and laminated along the bonding interface, and
an oxide is dispersed in an interface between the intermetallic compound layer and either one of the metal layer composed of copper or a copper alloy and heat sink composed of copper or a copper alloy in a layered form along the interface,
wherein the intermetallic compound layer has a structure in which a ? phase, a ?2 phase, and at least one phase selected from the group consisting of a ?2 phase, a ? phase, and a ?2 phase are laminated sequentially from the aluminum member toward the copper member.

US Pat. No. 9,967,858

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING AND USING SMALL DATA RADIO BEARERS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:processing circuitry arranged to
determine a size of data to be transmitted by the UE; and
characterize the data as small data if the size of the data is below a threshold; and
physical layer circuitry to be configured by the processing circuitry, responsive to the characterizing, to
transmit a message indicating that the UE shall be transmitting small data, wherein the message indicating that the UE shall be transmitting small data includes a non-access stratum (NAS) extended service request that includes a device properties information element (IE) indicating that a UE is establishing the connection for small data transmission; and
transmit small data subsequent to receiving a notification that a small data radio bearer (SDRB) has been configured for transmission of the small data.

US Pat. No. 9,967,705

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DIGITAL MEETING TOOL

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A system, comprising:data storage that stores user information for a plurality of user devices;
a beacon that is configured to be associated with a first unique identifier and to broadcast the first unique identifier via a short-range transmission;
a meeting server that receives, from the data storage, data that includes user information received from a first user device of the user devices, provides the first unique identifier to the first user device based in part on similarities between the user information and an entity associated with the beacon, the similarities based on attendance information for a user and the entity at a first location and creates a digital asset that includes the first unique identifier and first information; and
a communication interface associated with the meeting server that transmits, via a network, the digital asset to the first user device, the digital asset being configured to cause the first user device to display a notification that includes the first information responsive to detection by the first user device of a broadcast of the first unique identifier by the beacon at the first location.

US Pat. No. 9,967,667

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUDIO BROADCAST USING LIGHTING DEVICES

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. An audio broadcast system, comprising:a primary device including a primary wireless communication module and an audio broadcast module; and
one or more secondary devices each including a secondary wireless communication module and an audio broadcast module, wherein:
the primary device and the one or more secondary devices are connected to form a wireless transmitting linking path through the primary wireless communication module of the primary device and one or more secondary wireless communication modules of the one or more secondary devices;
the primary device is configured to receive a first audio data from an external device, and to send the first audio data to the one or more secondary devices by using the primary wireless communication module;
the secondary wireless communication module of each of the one or more secondary devices is configured to receive the first audio data from the primary device or from a different connecting secondary device;
the audio broadcast modules of the primary device and the one or more secondary devices are configured to broadcast the first audio data;
one of the primary wireless communication module and the secondary wireless communication module is configured to: receive a second audio data from the external device; and to send the second audio data to the audio broadcast modules of the primary device and the one or more secondary devices; and
the audio broadcast modules that receive the second audio data are configured to stop playing the first audio data and start playing the second audio data when receiving the second audio data.

US Pat. No. 9,967,222

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MANAGING SHARED MEMORY IN ROBOT OPERATING SYSTEM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for managing a shared memory in a robot operating system, comprising:acquiring a shared memory registering service request transmitted from a message receiving node, the shared memory registering service request comprising a topic name and a size of a required memory segment;
requesting a memory segment in a shared memory area based on the size of the required memory segment, associating the topic name with the requested memory segment, and saving the topic name in a configuration file;
dividing the requested memory segment into a plurality of memory blocks based on a size of a message transmitted from a message transmitting node, a size of each of the memory blocks being greater than a size of the transmitted message; and
deallocating the requested memory segment where any one of the following conditions is satisfied: the topic name in a main node is inconsistent with a topic name in the configuration file, the message transmitting node and the message receiving node stopped working, and the message receiving node stopped subscribing to a topic corresponding to the topic name, wherein the topic names of the message transmitting node and the message receiving node are maintained by the main node, the message transmitting node notifies the main node of a node name of the message transmitting node and the topic name to be published by the message transmitting node before publishing a message, and the message receiving node notifies the main node of the node name of the message receiving node and the topic name subscribed by the message receiving node before receiving a message.

US Pat. No. 9,967,028

SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR FREE SPACE OPTICAL COMMUNICATIONS

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A system for free space optical communication, comprising:a) a plurality of transmitters (200) wherein each transmitter (200) is configured:
to receive data from a data source (201);
to encode the received data;
to convert encoded data into an optical signal; and
to point out the optical signal in the direction of a plurality of receivers (210);
b) and optionally, at least one relay node (211), each relay node (211) comprising a set of a receiver (210), a regenerator (206) and a transmitter (200);
c) a plurality of receivers (210) wherein each receiver (210) is configured:
to receive the optical signal from the transmitter (200) or the at least one relay node (211) through free space optical communication;
to convert the optical signal into an electrical signal; and
to shape the electrical signal;
d) a multiple gain combiner (212) which comprises:
a bank of weighted factors (207) to collect the signals obtained from the plurality of receivers (210) after shaping and without reliance upon present channel state information and/or adaptive weight adjustment;
e) a plurality of combiners (208) wherein each combiner (208) receiving signals from all the weighted factors from the bank of weighted factors (207);
f) a maximum output selector (209) configured to receive the signals from the plurality of combiners (208) and to select the strongest signal as an output; and
wherein the receiver (210) comprises a filter (205) configured to pass signals at a predetermined frequency range to the bank of weighted factors (207), to pass signals below a predetermined value to a regenerator (206).

US Pat. No. 9,965,801

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR VIRTUAL FITTINGS

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A virtual fitting system, comprising:one or more environmental sensors for obtaining environmental data comprising visual information representing a physical environment and target data comprising one or more dimensions of a target;
a user interface for generating user input data in response to receiving user inputs, wherein the user input data is at least indicative of a selected test object;
an input/output device for receiving, from a merchant database, a 3-dimensional test object model associated with the selected test object;
an augmented environment processor that, based on target data obtained from the one or more environmental sensors, generates a 3-dimensional target model of the target, applies the 3-dimensional test object model associated with the selected test object to the 3-dimensional target model to create a virtual fit model, and generates a signal comprising augmented environmental data by integrating the virtual fit model with environmental data obtained by the one or more environmental sensors;
a haptic device that simulates the feel of the test object based on the virtual fit model; and
an augmented environmental data display that receives the signal comprising augmented environmental data and displays said augmented environmental data in accordance with said signal.

US Pat. No. 9,965,715

TAMPER-RESISTANT TRANSACTION CARD AND METHOD OF PROVIDING A TAMPER-RESISTANT TRANSACTION CARD

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A dynamic transaction card comprising:an outer layer comprising a plastic material;
electrical components;
a plurality of connectors between the electrical components, wherein:
the connectors are constructed from a conductive, dissolvable material;
the connectors are arranged in a sequence, wherein the dynamic transaction card will look for the sequence to activate the card; and
upon dissolving the outer layer using a solvent, the connectors are dissolved to break the connection between the electrical components and the sequence to deactivate the dynamic transaction card.

US Pat. No. 9,965,672

METHOD OF REDUCING VISIBILITY OF PULSED ILLUMINATION WHILE ACQUIRING HIGH QUALITY IMAGERY

Eyelock LLC, New York, N...

1. A method of providing active illumination during biometry:a) providing, to an eye whose iris biometrics are being acquired by a plurality of image frame acquisitions as uniquely-identifiable biometric data for biometric matching, a first illumination modality that includes a first plurality of infra-red illumination pulses each synchronized with a corresponding one of the plurality of image frame acquisitions during an acquisition period for acquiring the iris biometrics as uniquely-identifiable biometric data for biometric matching;
b) providing, during the acquisition period to the eye whose iris biometrics are being acquired, a second illumination modality that includes a second plurality of infra-red illumination pulses being distributed unevenly between the first plurality of infra-red illumination pulses during the acquisition period for acquiring the iris biometrics as uniquely-identifiable biometric data for biometric matching, each of the second plurality of infra-red illumination pulses occurring at a different time instant from any image frame acquisition; and
adjusting an output of at least one of the first illumination modality or the second illumination modality to avoid photosensitive epilepsy or to reduce flicker to an observer,
wherein the distribution of the second plurality of illumination pulses varies between pairs of the first plurality of illumination pulses, and a difference in intensity observed by the observer between the first illumination modality and second illumination modality is minimized.

US Pat. No. 9,964,721

OPTICAL MODULE

OCLARO JAPAN, INC., Kana...

1. An optical module comprising:an optical subassembly including a plurality of leads and being for converting an optical signal and an electric signal at least from one to the other; and
a wiring board including a wiring pattern and overlapping and electrically connected to the optical subassembly, wherein
the plurality of leads include a pair of differential signal leads for inputting differential signals, and a power supply lead for supplying power,
the wiring pattern includes a pair of differential transmission lines connected to the pair of differential signal leads, and a power supply wiring connected to the power supply lead,
the wiring board includes a first region overlapping the optical subassembly, and a second region extending from the first region so as to protrude from the optical subassembly,
the pair of differential signal leads are farther away from the second region than the power supply lead,
the pair of differential transmission lines are close together so as to be electromagnetically coupled to each other, and
the optical subassembly does not include a lead penetrating the wiring board in a region between the pair of differential transmission lines.

US Pat. No. 9,967,989

DISPLAY DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit including a first face and second face, the first face including a display screen, the second face opposing the first face;
a housing comprising a back cover and housing the display unit, the back cover covering the second face and including a first opening;
a circuit substrate housed in the housing and including a first side and a second side;
a plurality of connector terminals disposed at the first side and the second side, and exposed through the first opening; and
a cover member covering the first opening across the first side and the second side, wherein
the cover member includes a first portion, a second portion, a linking portion, and a fixing piece, the first portion being disposed along the first side, the second portion being disposed along the second side, the linking portion linking between the first portion and the second portion,
the first portion and the second portion each includes a facing portion and a top wall, the facing portion extending in a first direction crossing the second face, the top wall being substantially parallel to the second face, a fourth opening extending across a boundary portion between the facing portion and the top wall,
the fixing piece is disposed on the facing portion,
a second opening is provided on the fixing piece,
the second opening is exposed through the top wall when viewed toward the second face,
the back cover comprises a third face and a fourth face, the fourth face being farther from the second face than the third face,
the back cover has a difference in level between the third face and the fourth face, and
the connector terminals are arranged between the third face and the fourth face.

US Pat. No. 9,967,984

POWER ADAPTER PACKAGING

VLT, Inc., Sunnyvale, CA...

11. An apparatus for converting power received from an input source for delivery to a load, comprising:a first printed circuit board (“PCB”) having electrical terminations adapted for connection to the input source;
a second PCB having electrical terminations for connection to the load;
a power conversion module (“PCM”) having a module input electrically connected to the first PCB, a module output electrically connected to the second PCB, and power conversion circuitry adapted to convert power between the module input and the module output, in which the first PCB, the second PCB, and the PCM are configured to receive power from the input source, provide at least a portion of the power through the first PCB to the module input of the PCM, and from the module output of the PCM through the second PCB to the load;
wherein at least one of the electrical connections from the module input or module output and the respective first PCB or second PCB comprises a solder connection formed between a conductive area located on a vertical edge of the respective PCB and a conductive area located on a vertical edge of the power conversion module,
wherein the vertical edges are approximately parallel to each other and the connection is located at an elevation below a top surface and above a bottom surface of the power conversion module.

US Pat. No. 9,967,978

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A RAIL-MOUNTED ARRAY ASSEMBLY

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A rear-loaded electronics array, comprising:a first circuit board assembly comprising a first rail and at least one first slat assembly removably coupled to the first rail; and
a second circuit board assembly comprising a second rail and at least one second slat assembly removably coupled to the second rail,
wherein the first rail is coupled to the second rail such that the first circuit board assembly is positioned adjacent the second circuit board assembly, and
wherein the at least one first slat assembly is removable from the first rail, and the at least one second slat assembly is removable from the second rail while the first and second rails are coupled to one another within the electronics array.

US Pat. No. 9,967,875

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING A RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER AND NODE B RESOURCE MANAGEMENT FOR HIGH SPEED DOWNLINK PACKET DATA SERVICE

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A wireless device comprising:circuitry configured to transmit a first message to a user device, wherein the first message comprises a first allocation of power associated with a radio network controller (RNC) scheduler;
circuitry configured to transmit a second message to the user device, wherein the second message is used to derive a second allocation of power associated with a base station scheduler; and
circuitry configured to receive high speed packet data from the user device over one or more physical channels, wherein the one or more physical channels are determined based on the first allocation of power and the second allocation of power.

US Pat. No. 9,967,614

ALERT SUSPENSION FOR HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. A method of suspending alerts, the method comprising:receiving a first instruction at an electronic device to suspend a first set of alerts for a first type of event corresponding to a television program received via a television receiver or content received from an additional device, wherein the electronic device comprises a hub for home automation at a home, wherein the electronic device receives updates from home automation components associated with the electronic device and located throughout the home, and wherein the first set of alerts relate to the first type of event identified by the home automation components occurring at the home;
receiving a second instruction to suspend a second set of alerts for a second type of event corresponding to a calendar event listed on an electronic calendar, wherein the second set of alerts relate to the second type of event identified by the home automation components occurring at the home, wherein the second type of event is different from the first type of event;
detecting an event based on one or more of the updates received from the home automation components;
determining whether the event detected corresponds to the first type of event or the second type of event;
when the event is determined to correspond to the first type of event:
accessing a first separate information source including first information associated with the event, the first separate information source corresponding to the television receiver or the additional device;
calculating a first remaining time of the event based on the first information accessed with the first separate information source, and determining, based on the calculated remaining time, a time at which the event will end; and
suspending alert notifications corresponding to the first set of alerts until the determined time; and
when the event is determined to correspond to the second type of event:
accessing a second separate information source including second information associated with the event, the second separate information source corresponding to the electronic calendar, wherein the second separate information source and the second information are different from the first separate information source and the first information;
calculating a second remaining time of the event based on the second information accessed with the second separate information source to determine a second time at which the event will end; and
suspending alert notifications corresponding to the second set of alerts until the second time;
wherein the accessing, the calculating, and the determining operations are performed by the electronic device without additional user input.

US Pat. No. 9,966,540

CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A condensed cyclic compound for an organic light-emitting device represented by Formula 1:
wherein in Formula 1,
X is an oxygen atom (O) or a sulfur (S) atom;
one selected from Y1 and Y2 is a nitrogen (N) atom and the other of Y1 and Y2 is a nitrogen (N) atom or —CR6;
C1 and C2 are each a carbon (C) atom;
ring A is a benzene ring represented by Formula 1A, wherein 3 to 6 in Formula 1A are reference numbers and two of the reference numbers 3 to 6 correspond to respective carbon atoms of the ring B;

the ring B is an indole ring represented by Formula 1B, wherein 7 and 8 in Formula 1B are reference numbers, each of which corresponds to a carbon atom of the ring A;

R1 to R13 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C10 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C30 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C30 arylthio group, a monovalent C6-C30 non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), and —B(Q4)(Q5),
at least one substituent of the C1-C10 substituted alkyl group, the substituted C2-C10 alkenyl group, the substituted C2-C10 alkynyl group, the substituted C1-C10 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, the substituted C6-C30 aryl group, the substituted C2-C30 heteroaryl group, the substituted C6-C30 aryloxy group, and the substituted C6-C30 arylthio group is selected from:
a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C30 alkyl group, a C2-C30 alkenyl group, a C2-C30 alkynyl group, and a C1-C30 alkoxy group;
a C1-C30 alkyl group, a C2-C30 alkenyl group, a C2-C30 alkynyl group, and a C1-C30 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C30 aryl group, a C2-C30 heteroaryl group, a C6-C30 aryloxy group, a C6-C30 arylthio group, a monovalent C6-C30 non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q11)(Q12), —Si(Q13)(Q14)(Q15), and —B(Q16)(Q17);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C30 aryl group, a C2-C30 heteroaryl group, a C6-C30 aryloxy group, a C6-C30 arylthio group, and a monovalent C2-C30 non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C30 aryl group, a C2-C30 heteroaryl group, a C6-C30 aryloxy group, a C6-C30 arylthio group, and a monovalent C6-C30 non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from a deuterium atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, a C1-C30 alkyl group, a C2-C30 alkenyl group, a C2-C30 alkynyl group, a C1-C30 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C30 aryl group, a C2-C30 heteroaryl group, a C6-C30 aryloxy group, a C6-C30 arylthio group, a monovalent C6-C30 non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, —N(Q21)(Q22), —Si(Q23)(Q24)(Q25), and —B(Q26)(Q27); and
Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33) and —B(Q34)(Q35), and
Q1 to Q5, Q11 to Q17, Q21 to Q27, and Q31 to Q35 are each independently selected from a hydrogen atom, a C1-C30 alkyl group, a C2-C30 alkenyl group, a C2-C30 alkynyl group, a C1-C30 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C3-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C30 aryl group, a C2-C30 heteroaryl group, and a monovalent C6-C30 non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group.

US Pat. No. 9,966,133

FLASH MEMORY DEVICE

Conversant Intellectual P...

1. A flash memory device comprising:a flash memory array;
a first control port configured to receive a chip select signal from a memory controller;
a first clock port configured to receive a first clock signal from the memory controller;
a second clock port configured to transmit a second clock signal, referenced to the first clock signal, to the memory controller;
at least one common data port configured to receive command data and address data in synchronization with the first clock signal while the chip select signal is at an active low logic state;
core circuitry configured to retrieve a read data from the flash memory array in response to the command data; and
data output circuitry configured to transmit the read data to the memory controller in synchronization with the second clock signal.

US Pat. No. 9,965,741

AUTOMATED SYSTEMS FOR REDUCING COMPUTATIONAL LOADS IN THE MASS EXECUTION OF ANALYTICAL MODELS USING SCALE-OUT COMPUTING

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A system for reducing computational loads associated with predicting transactions using scale-out computing of analytical models, comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to perform operations comprising:
receiving, via an Application Programming Interface (API), a transaction proposal including a first plurality of transaction parameters;
iteratively verifying, via an actor pool associated with a data interface module, a plurality of data sources identified based on the transaction proposal;
generating, via a minimally viable transaction (MVT) generator, an MVT including a second plurality of transaction parameters, based on the transaction proposal;
generating, via an actor pool associated with a transaction generator, a plurality of transaction options based on the transaction proposal and the MVT;
scoring, via an actor pool associated with a scoring engine, at least one of the transaction options using the at least one analytical model;
verifying, via an actor pool associated with a policy calculator, that the transaction options comply with a transaction policy based on the scoring;
optimizing, via an actor pool associated with a transaction optimizer, the transaction options based on at least one preference; and
transmitting, via the API, at least one transaction offer based on the optimized transaction options.

US Pat. No. 9,964,679

HOLOGRAPHIC FOIL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTOR ...

1. A holographic foil, whose transmission and/or reflection properties vary periodically in at least one of its main extension directions and which is designed to at least partially transmit light from at least one first wavelength range emitted by each of a multiplicity of periodically arranged lighting means and impinging upon the holographic foil, the holographic foil comprising:a first multiplicity of periodically arranged regions which are formed as reflection holograms, designed to reflect light of the first wavelength range, and
a second multiplicity of periodically arranged regions which are formed as transmission holograms, designed to transmit light of the first wavelength range,
wherein the transmission holograms are each formed in a ring-shaped manner around one of the reflection holograms, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,963,260

ROTATABLE DRUM AND METHOD AND SYSTEM USING THE SAME FOR THE AUTOMATED PRODUCTION OF E-VAPOR DEVICES

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A rotatable drum for automated manufacturing of e-vapor devices, comprising:a drum body including a roll face bounded by opposing end faces, the roll face defining a plurality of pockets therein; and
a first seat structure tractably-mounted in each of the plurality of pockets of the drum body with a post and a resilient element, the first seat structure including a first outer surface and an opposing first inner surface, the first outer surface defining a first groove therein and facing outward from the drum body, the first groove configured to receive and hold a first casing of the e-vapor devices, the post extending through the resilient element and connected to the first inner surface of the first seat structure.

US Pat. No. 9,962,173

SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS AND METHOD OF SURGICALLY PREPARING A PATIENT'S TIBIA

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. A method of surgically preparing a proximal end of a tibia, the method comprising:inserting a broach into a medullary canal of the tibia to engage a plurality of cutting teeth of the broach with the tibia,
securing a housing of an attachment device to the broach by inserting a mounting shaft of the attachment device into an opening in the broach to secure the housing of the attachment device to the broach,
sliding a mounting frame along a rail toward the housing,
attaching a cutting block to the mounting frame, the cutting block having a cutting guide defined therein,
resecting the proximal end of the tibia using the cutting guide to form a surgically-prepared surface,
removing the broach from the medullary canal,
positioning a tibial base trial on a tibial sleeve trial,
inserting the tibial sleeve trial into the medullary canal, and
positioning the tibial base trial on the surgically-prepared surface.

US Pat. No. 9,967,968

3D EMI SUPPRESSION STRUCTURE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

SK Hynix Inc., Gyeonggi-...

1. A 3D Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) suppression structure which is installed in a multilayer substrate and stacked in the vertical axis direction of one or more differential pairs of signal transmission lines installed at a first layer of the multilayer substrate, the 3D EMI suppression structure comprising:a coplanar waveguide structure installed at a second layer of the multilayer substrate, and comprising a conducting wire band, two ground parts positioned at both sides of the conducting wire band and isolated from the conducting wire band by a distance corresponding to a first isolation groove, and a coupling groove positioned in each of the ground parts and connected to the first isolation groove adjacent thereto through an extended groove;
an isolation layer installed at a third layer of the multilayer substrate and having a conductive connection part connected to the conducting wire band through the isolation layer; and
a resonance layer installed at a fourth layer of the multilayer substrate, and comprising a conductor part and two ground conductor parts which are positioned at both sides of the conductor part and isolated from the conductor part by a distance corresponding to a second isolation groove,
wherein the conductor part is connected to the conductive connection part of the isolation layer.

US Pat. No. 9,967,876

BASE STATION DEVICE, MOBILE STATION DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A base station device comprising:control circuitry which, in operation, generates subframe assignment information that indicates one or more sets of subframes, each set including a first pair of a UL (uplink) grant downlink subframe and a corresponding PUSCH (physical uplink shared channel) uplink subframe and a second pair of a DL (downlink) assignment downlink subframe and a corresponding ACK/NACK (acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment) uplink subframe, wherein the one or more sets of subframes are included in two or three consecutive frames in each of a plurality of configuration patterns, each configuration pattern defining transmission timings of at least one uplink subframe, at least one downlink subframe, and at least one special subframe within a frame;
mapping circuitry which, in operation, maps the UL grant downlink subframe and the DL assignment downlink subframe according to the subframe assignment information;
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits the subframe assignment information, the UL grant downlink subframe, and the DL assignment downlink subframe to a mobile station device; and
a receiver which, in operation, receives the PUSCH uplink subframe and the ACK/NACK uplink subframe according to the subframe assignment information.

US Pat. No. 9,967,864

SYMBOL MAPPING METHOD FOR REPETITION CHANNEL CODING

OPTIS CELLULAR TECHNOLOGY...

1. A method for transmitting a signal at a base station in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:performing repetition coding on an information bit to generate a plurality of codeword bits;
obtaining a plurality of modulation symbols from the plurality of codeword bits;
mapping the plurality of modulation symbols to one or more resource-element groups; and
transmitting the plurality of mapped modulation symbols,
wherein at least two of the plurality of modulation symbols are mapped separately from each other in the frequency domain within a same time duration.

US Pat. No. 9,965,567

ADAPTIVE CONTENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE PLATFORMS

CBS INTERACTIVE INC., Sa...

1. A method executed by one or more computing devices for generating a view of digital content in a digital publication, the method comprising:storing, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a first publication template associated with a first type of client device, the first publication template being configured to map a first set of publication elements to sections of a first layout and the first publication template specifying a user interface for traversing between two or more content components mapped to a single publication element in the first set of publication elements;
storing, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a second publication template associated with a second type client-device different than the first type of client device, the second publication template-being configured to map a second set of publication elements to sections of a second layout, wherein the second set of publication elements includes at least one publication element which is not in the first set of publication elements and at least one publication element which is in the first set of publication elements;
obtaining, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a mapping between a plurality of content components corresponding to a digital publication and all publication elements in the first set of publication elements and the second set of publication elements, wherein two or more content components in the plurality of content components are mapped to the single publication element in the first set of publication elements;
generating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a first view of the digital publication based on the first publication template and the mapping, the first view including a first set of content components in the plurality of content components mapped to the first set of publication elements and arranged in the first layout; and
generating, by at least one of the one or more computing devices, a second view of the digital publication based on the second publication template and the mapping, the second view including a second set of content components in the plurality of content components mapped to the second set of publication elements and arranged in the second layout.

US Pat. No. 9,963,990

CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE SEAL SEGMENT FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A segmented turbine shroud for radially encasing a turbine in a gas turbine engine, the shroud comprising:a carrier;
a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) seal segment comprising an arcuate flange having a surface facing the turbine and a portion defining a bore for receiving an elongated pin; and
one or more elongated pins,
wherein said CMC seal segment is carried by said carrier by at least one of said elongated pins being received within said bore,
wherein said CMC seal segment portion defining a pin-receiving bore comprises a curved outer surface and is radially spaced from said arcuate flange by an elongated spacing flange extending radially outward from said arcuate flange, said elongated spacing flange having an axial dimension parallel to the axis of said bore and a lateral dimension less than the axial dimension of said flange and less than a lateral dimension of said portion defining the bore, and wherein said CMC seal segment portion defines a bore having a length that is at least 70% of the length of said elongated pin received therein.

US Pat. No. 9,963,937

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING DOWNHOLE ROTATIONAL RATE OF A DRILLING TOOL

Dreco Energy Services ULC...

1. A drilling apparatus comprising:a progressive cavity pump or motor rotationally connectable to a controlled device;
a flow control valve mechanism coupled to the progressive cavity pump or motor;
a first flow path in an annulus between an outer housing of the apparatus and the progressive cavity pump or motor; and
a second flow path in the progressive cavity pump or motor;
wherein the first flow path overlaps the second flow path;
wherein the flow control valve mechanism is configured to receive and control a flow rate of fluid through the second flow path.

US Pat. No. 9,967,888

SELECTIVE MICRO-TRANSMISSION IN DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION (DCI) MESSAGE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system in which a base station is configured to serve user equipment devices (UEs) via an air interface that spans a frequency bandwidth and that defines over time a sequence of transmission time intervals (TTIs), wherein each TTI defines a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) and a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), a method for controlling transmission in a TTI, the method comprising:when the base station has an amount of data for transmission over the air interface to a UE, transmitting by the base station to the UE on the TTI's PDCCH a downlink control information (DCI) message, wherein the DCI message includes defined fields selected from the group consisting of (a) a resource assignment field, (b) a modulation and coding scheme field, (c) a hybrid-automatic-repeat-request process number field, (d) a new data indicator field, (e) a redundancy version field, (f) a transmit power control command field, and (g) a downlink assignment index field;
based on a comparison between the amount of data and a threshold amount, selecting by the base station between (i) transmitting the data on allocated resources of the TTI's PDSCH and specifying in the DCI message the allocated PDSCH resources, to enable the UE to read the data from the specified PDSCH resources, and (ii) transmitting the data within at least one of the defined fields of the DCI message, rather than on the TTI's PDSCH, to enable the UE to read the data from the DCI message, wherein if the amount of data is greater than the threshold amount, then the base station selects the transmitting of the data on allocated resources of the TTI's PDSCH, and if the amount of data is less than the threshold amount, then base station selects the transmitting of the data within at least one of the defined fields of the DCI message; and
operating by the base station in accordance with the selecting.