US Pat. No. 9,980,420

ASSEMBLING MACHINE

FUJI MACHINE MFG. Co., LT...

1. An assembling machine comprising:a holding member which acquires and holds a component which is supplied to a supply position;
a moving head which supports one or a plurality of the holding members to be capable of lifting and lowering the holding member and which is capable of moving from the supply position to an assembling position at which an assembly is positioned;
an imaging device which images the component which is held by the holding member;
fiducial marks which are attached to a defined position of the moving head and which fit within a visual field of the imaging device when the imaging device images the component;
an image processing section which generates high resolution data using super-resolution processing which uses a plurality of items of image data which are captured at imaging positions at which relative positions of the imaging device to the component differ from each other and recognizes a holding state of the component by the holding member based on the high resolution data; and
a control device which transfers the component to the assembling position by controlling movement of the holding member based on a control program which is stored in advance and the holding state of the component which is recognized,
wherein the fiducial marks are set to dimensions that occupy a defined area in the visual field of the imaging device in a case in which the fiducial marks are imaged by the imaging device, and
wherein the image processing section includes
a displacement amount calculation section which uses one item of the image data among the plurality of items of image data as reference data and calculates each displacement amount of the imaging positions of the other items of image data in relation to the imaging position of the reference data based on the fiducial marks included in each item of the image data,
a positioning processing section which performs the positioning of the other items of image data in relation to the reference data based on each of the displacement amounts of the plurality of items of image data, and
a reconstruction processing section which generates the high resolution data based on the plurality of items of image data which are positioned.

US Pat. No. 9,980,412

FLEXIBLE HEAT SPREADER

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a component;
a heat dissipation member coupled to the component via a flexible portion of the electronic device, the component located on a first side of the flexible portion and the heat dissipation member located on a second side of the flexible portion;
a flexible member thermally coupled to the component and the heat dissipation member, wherein the flexible member extends along the flexible portion from the first side of the flexible portion to the second side of the flexible portion and is to transfer heat from the component to the heat dissipation member, wherein the flexible portion is a hinge assembly that couples a first side of the electronic device to a second side of the electronic device, the hinge assembly being located intermediate to the first side of the electronic device and the second side of the electronic device, wherein the hinge assembly is surrounded by a superelastic material, and wherein the flexible member is affixed to the superelastic material opposite to the hinge assembly; and
a structural memory member that extends along a portion of the flexible member and extends from the first side of the electronic device to the second side of the electronic device, wherein the structural memory member is to flex as the hinge assembly swivels and is to return to an original shape of the structural memory member in response to an application of heat.

US Pat. No. 9,976,542

LINEAR TELESCOPIC ACTUATOR

SAFRAN LANDING SYSTEMS CA...

1. A linear telescopic actuator (1) comprising:a cylinder (2);
a sliding part (3) extending at least in part inside the cylinder (2) in order to slide therein along a sliding axis (X-X?);
a spring seat (4) that is arranged at least in part inside the cylinder (2); and
at least a first compression spring (5) arranged inside the cylinder (2) between said sliding part (3) and the spring seat (4) in order to be capable of resiliently opposing the sliding part (3) approaching the spring seat (4), the actuator being characterized in that:the spring seat (4) presents an outer annular groove (6) and the cylinder (2) includes an inner annular groove (7), the actuator (1) further presenting a blocking part (8), the actuator (1) being adapted to adopt selectively an assembled configuration and a disassembled configuration, the blocking part (8) in the assembled configuration being engaged inside the inner and outer annular grooves (6, 7) and forming an obstacle opposing sliding of the spring seat (4) relative to the cylinder (2), and the blocking part (8) in the disassembled configuration being disengaged from at least one of the inner and outer annular grooves (7, 6) in order to allow the spring seat (4) to slide relative to the cylinder (2), the blocking part (8) and the inner and outer annular grooves (7, 6) being adapted:A) to allow the actuator to pass from its assembled configuration to its disassembled configuration when a first force (F1) is exerted on the spring seat (4) along said sliding axis (X-X) in a first direction (S1) going from the spring seat (4) towards the spring (5), this first force (F1) presenting a first magnitude greater than a predetermined minimum threshold; andB) to prevent the actuator from passing from its assembled configuration to its disassembled configuration:when a force is exerted on the spring seat (4) in said first direction (S1) with a magnitude less than or equal to the predetermined minimum threshold; or
when a force (F2) is exerted on the spring seat (4) in a second direction (S2) opposite to said first direction (S1).

US Pat. No. 9,980,400

RAIL SEAL FOR ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT ENCLOSURE

Chatsworth Products, Inc....

1. An electronic equipment enclosure comprising:a frame structure comprised of a plurality of interconnected vertical support posts and horizontal cross members;
one or more panels mounted on the frame structure, the frame structure and the one or more panels together defining an enclosed space for electronic equipment, the one or more panels at least including a top panel;
a first separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure;
a second separate mounting rail mounted within the enclosed space to at least one of the horizontal cross members of the frame structure; and
a deflectable seal attached between the first and second separate mounting rails, the deflectable seal being oriented generally perpendicularly relative to the top panel such that a portion of the deflectable seal is pressed directly against, and is deflected by, the top panel, thereby providing a horizontal air dam within the enclosed space between the top panel and tops of the first and second separate mounting rails.

US Pat. No. 9,980,082

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRACKING LOCATIONS AND ACTIVITIES

KOOLTECHS INC., Pasadena...

1. A tracking and monitoring system comprising:a wearable advertising device (WAD) comprising a housing having a BLE module and an IR receiver; said BLE module of said WAD having a unique WAD ID;
a gateway having a BLE module and a WiFi module in an enclosure, said gateway is configured to receive said WAD ID over a BLE-Mesh network of repeaters and forwarding said WAD ID using said WiFi module to a remote server;
a button on said WAD configured for time-stamping a first event when the button is pressed, said first event with the time-stamping is configured to be received by the BLE module of the gateway and reported to the remote server over WiFi; and
the button is configured for time-stamping a second event when the button is pressed a second time, which is used with the first event to compute an elapsed time.

US Pat. No. 9,978,597

METHOD FOR TREATING THE SURFACE OF A SILICON-CARBIDE SUBSTRATE INCLUDING A REMOVAL STEP IN WHICH A MODIFIED LAYER PRODUCED BY POLISHING IS REMOVED BY HEATING UNDER SI VAPOR PRESSURE

KWANSEI GAKUIN EDUCATIONA...

1. A method for treating a surface of a SiC substrate having an off angle, the substrate having at least its surface made of (0001) Si-face or (000-1) C-face, the method comprising:cutting the SiC substrate out of an ingot;
generating a modified layer in the SiC substrate by applying pressure to the surface of the substrate with mechanical polishing or chemical-mechanical polishing, said mechanical polishing or chemical-mechanical polishing causing polishing scratches on the surface of the SiC substrate with said modified layer inside the polishing scratches; and
performing a first removal step of removing a depth including about 10 ?m from the surface of the SiC substrate including removing the polishing scratches and the modified layer produced by subjecting the substrate to said mechanical polishing or chemical-mechanical polishing by heating the substrate under Si vapor pressure, wherein said first removal step includes performing isotropic etching, said isotropic etching being in a region above a boundary line in a graph logarithmically representing etching rate.

US Pat. No. 9,977,763

NETWORK PROXY FOR HIGH-PERFORMANCE, LOW-POWER DATA CENTER INTERCONNECT FABRIC

III HOLDINGS 2, LLC, Wil...

1. A method comprising:associating a node with a node ID, wherein the node is connected to a plurality of nodes to form a switching fabric;
setting up a node proxy component which indicates that the node ID is proxied to a proxy node, wherein the proxy node is configured to be a proxy for the node in response to the node being in a low power state; and
receiving, by the proxy node, traffic destined for the node via the node proxy component and in response to the node being in a low power state;
wherein the node proxy component includes a routing table with a proxy field that determines if a node ID is being proxied to the proxy node.

US Pat. No. 9,980,418

RF SHIELD ASSEMBLY

Thomson Licensing, (FR)

10. An electronic device comprising:a chassis wall having an aperture;
a circuit board that extends toward the chassis wall;
an F-connector connected to the circuit board and extending out of the chassis wall through the aperture;
an inner shield mounted on the circuit board on an interior side of the chassis wall and connected to the F-connector, wherein the inner shield comprises a series of peripheral walls and the series of peripheral walls have ridges;
a shield cover that covers the inner shield, wherein the shield cover comprises a top portion and side portions that extend from a periphery of the top portion and downward along the series of peripheral walls, the side portions contacting the peripheral walls or being at a distance to the peripheral walls less than a depth or a dimension protrusion of the ridges; and
attachment springs extending from the side portions, the attachment springs having an upper bend part that extends outward from the side portion to a peak, a middle bend part that extends inward from the peak to a contact part, the contact part engaging the ridges to secure the shield cover to the inner shield.

US Pat. No. 9,979,992

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SECURELY PROVIDING ADAPTIVE BIT RATE STREAMING MEDIA CONTENT ON-DEMAND

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

1. A remote control device comprising:a processor; and
a secure memory area coupled to the processor, wherein the processor:
receives user input indicative of a request for a streaming media content program to be transmitted to a receiving device communicatively coupled to the remote control;
in response to the received user input, transmits a first request for the streaming media content program and transmits information to enable authentication of said first request;
determines which encrypted segment of a first plurality of encrypted segments stored within a content delivery network is for delivery to the receiving device via the content delivery network in response to the first request for the streaming media content program, wherein the first plurality of encrypted segments is generated by encrypting one segment many ways, using a different encryption key for each way such that each encrypted segment of the first plurality of encrypted segments is a differently encrypted version of a special segment of the streaming media content program and is associated with a corresponding decryption key; and
transmits to the receiving device, based on the determination of which encrypted segment of the first plurality of encrypted segments is for delivery, the corresponding decryption key or part of the corresponding decryption key needed to aid in decryption of the encrypted segment of the requested streaming media content program determined to be for delivery to the receiving device.

US Pat. No. 9,977,764

METHOD FOR DESIGNING COIL SYSTEMS FOR GENERATION OF MAGNETIC FIELDS OF DESIRED GEOMETRY, A MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING OR MAGNETOENCEPHALOGRAPHY APPARATUS WITH A COIL ASSEMBLY AND A COMPUTER PROGRAM

Elekta AB (publ)., Stock...

1. A method of controlling a magnetic field of a geometrically fixed coil assembly to thereby create magnetic fields of a geometrically precise shape as required in medical magnetic imaging applications around a given origin, the method comprising:decomposing a field, created around the origin by a test current in each coil of the geometrically fixed coil assembly at a time, into desired and undesired components of the field, wherein the desired components correspond to components giving rise to the geometrically precise shape and the undesired components correspond to other components,
forming a system of linear equations based on the decomposed components that gives the same decomposition of the field that results from simultaneous powering of the coils of the geometrically fixed coil assembly by a set of unknown currents,
determining the set of unknown currents that result in the geometrically precise shape of the fields by solving the system of linear equations, and
applying the set of unknown currents to the coils of the geometrically fixed coil assembly to thereby create magnetic fields that have the geometrically precise shape,
wherein the decomposition of the field of each coil is obtained from a measurement of the magnetic field distribution around the origin caused by the test current in said coil, and
the desired field components comprise at least one dominant external interference component, or one or several linear combinations of the dominant external interference components, determined from a separate measurement of interference, the linear combinations of the dominant external interference components being used as feedback field shapes in an active compensation system.

US Pat. No. 9,975,164

CONTAINER, AND SELECTIVELY FORMED SHELL, AND TOOLING AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR PROVIDING SAME

Stolle Machinery Company,...

3. Tooling for forming a shell, the tooling comprising:an upper tool assembly including an upper pressure sleeve;
the upper pressure sleeve including a lower end defining a pressure concentrating forming surface;
a lower tool assembly cooperating with the upper tool assembly to form material disposed therebetween to include a center panel, a circumferential chuck wall, an annular countersink between the center panel and the circumferential chuck wall, and a curl extending radially outwardly from the chuck wall;
wherein the upper tool assembly and the lower tool assembly move between a separated, first position, wherein the upper tool assembly is spaced from the lower tool assembly, and a forming position, wherein the upper tool assembly is immediately adjacent the lower tool assembly to selectively stretch the material of at least one predetermined portion of the shell relative to at least one other portion of the shell, thereby providing a corresponding thinned portion;
wherein the pressure concentrating forming surface includes a reduced clamp area;
the upper tool assembly includes an upper die shoe, a riser body, and a hybrid bias generating assembly;
the riser body coupled to the die shoe, the riser body defining a pressure chamber;
the upper pressure sleeve movably disposed in the riser body pressure chamber;
the upper pressure sleeve movable between an extended, first position, wherein the upper pressure sleeve lower end is more spaced from the upper die shoe, and a retracted, second position, wherein the upper pressure sleeve lower end is less spaced from the upper die shoe;
the hybrid bias generating assembly operatively coupled to the upper pressure sleeve;
wherein the hybrid bias generating assembly controls the movement of the upper pressure sleeve as the upper tool assembly and the lower tool assembly move between the first and second positions;
wherein the hybrid bias generating assembly includes a pressure generating assembly, a mechanical bias assembly, and a number of hybrid components;
the pressure generating assembly is structured to pressurize the pressure chamber;
the mechanical bias assembly includes a number of springs;
the hybrid bias generating assembly generates a total bias force as the upper tool assembly and the lower tool assembly move between the first and second positions;
wherein the pressure generating assembly generates between about 20%-30% of the total bias force; and
wherein the mechanical bias assembly generates between about 70%-80% of the total bias force.
US Pat. No. 9,977,875

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MANAGING TREATMENT OF A CHRONIC CONDITION BY SYMPTOM TRACKING

CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS, INC...

1. A method of managing treatment of a chronic condition or disorder associated with an outwardly visible facial symptom in a patient, the method comprising:measuring a plurality of physiological parameters including facial parameters, said measuring including obtaining a plurality of patient facial images over a period of time, wherein said plurality of facial images are obtained by the patient at about the same time of day at regular intervals over said period of time;
wherein said plurality of patient facial images comprises:
i. a baseline patient facial image obtained at a first time of day on a baseline day and including at least one measurement of a facial dimension that remains constant and at least one measurement of a facial dimension of a changeable portion of the face, and
ii. a subsequent patient facial image obtained subsequently during the period of time at about said first time of day on a day subsequent to said baseline day during the period of time, and including at least one measurement of a facial dimension of a changeable portion of the face,
wherein said at least one facial dimension measurement comprises determining a distance between an eye and another facial feature;
receiving said patient facial images and facial dimension measurements in a symptom tracking system comprising a processor and an information management system,
comparing a subsequent patient facial dimension measurement to the baseline patient facial dimension measurement using said processor;
calculating, with the system, a slope using the processor by dividing the change between two of said facial dimension measurements from the plurality of facial images;
determining a change or trend of change of a facial dimension based on the calculated slope and
outputting a report tracking the patient facial dimension measurements and/or the determined change or trend of change.

US Pat. No. 9,980,415

CONFIGURABLE DOUBLE-SIDED MODULAR JET IMPINGEMENT ASSEMBLIES FOR ELECTRONICS COOLING

1. A modular jet impingement assembly comprising:an inlet tube fluidly coupled to a fluid inlet;
an outlet tube fluidly coupled to a fluid outlet;
a modular manifold comprising:
a first distribution recess extending into a first surface of the modular manifold and a second distribution recess extending into a second surface of the modular manifold, wherein the second surface is separate from the first surface;
a plurality of inlet connection tubes positioned at an inlet end of the modular manifold, wherein at least one inlet connection tube is angled with respect to a surface of the modular manifold, at least one inlet connection tube fluidly couples the inlet tube to the first distribution recess, and at least one inlet connection tube fluidly couples the inlet tube to the second distribution recess;
a plurality of outlet connection tubes positioned at an outlet end of the modular manifold, wherein at least one outlet connection tube fluidly couples the outlet tube to the first distribution recess and at least one outlet connection tube fluidly couples the outlet tube to the second distribution recess;
a first manifold insert removably positioned within the first distribution recess and a second manifold insert removably positioned within the second distribution recess; and
a first heat transfer plate and a second heat transfer plate each removably coupled to the modular manifold, wherein the first and second heat transfer plates each comprise an impingement surface.

US Pat. No. 9,980,413

HIGH EFFICIENCY COOLING SYSTEM

Liebert Corporation, Col...

15. A cooling system, comprising:a cabinet having an air inlet and an air outlet;
an air moving unit disposed in the cabinet;
a plurality of separate cooling stages including an upstream cooling stage and a downstream cooling stage, at least the upstream cooling stage having a variable capacity cooling circuit;
each cooling stage including a cooling circuit having an evaporator, a condenser, a compressor and an expansion device;
at least the cooling circuit of the upstream cooling stage having a pumped refrigerant economizer mode and a direct expansion mode wherein each cooling circuit that has both the pumped refrigerant economizer mode and the direct expansion mode also has a liquid pump wherein when that cooling circuit is operated in the direct expansion mode a compressor of that cooling circuit is on and compresses a refrigerant in a vapor phase to raise pressure of the refrigerant and thus condensing temperature of the refrigerant and the refrigerant is circulated around the cooling circuit by the compressor of that cooling circuit and wherein when that cooling circuit is operated in the pumped refrigerant economizer mode the compressor of that cooling circuit is off and the liquid pump of that cooling circuit is on and pumps the refrigerant in a liquid phase and refrigerant is circulated around that cooling circuit by the liquid pump of that cooling circuit and without compressing the refrigerant in its vapor phase;
the evaporator of the cooling circuit of the upstream cooling stage and the evaporator of the cooling circuit of the downstream cooling stage arranged in the cabinet so that air to be cooled passes over the evaporator of the cooling circuit of the upstream cooling state and the evaporator of the cooling circuit of the downstream cooling stage in serial fashion, first over the evaporator of the cooling circuit of the upstream cooling stage and then over the evaporator of the cooling circuit of the downstream cooling stage;
a controller that determines which of the cooling circuits to operate to provide cooling and for each of the cooling circuits to be operated to provide cooling that has both the pumped refrigerant economizer mode and direct expansion mode, determining whether to operate each such cooling circuit in the pumped refrigerant economizer mode or the direct expansion mode;
the controller operating each cooling circuit having both the pumped refrigerant economizer mode and the direct expansion mode in the pumped refrigerant economizer mode when an outside air temperature is low enough to provide sufficient heat rejection from the refrigerant flowing through the condenser to the outside air without compressing the refrigerant and when the outside air temperature is not low enough to provide such sufficient heat rejection operating that cooling circuit in the direct expansion mode;
the controller when a Call for Cooling first reaches a point where cooling is needed, operating the upstream cooling circuit to provide cooling and not operating the downstream cooling circuit to provide cooling and when the Call for Cooling has increased to a second point, additionally operating the downstream cooling circuit to provide cooling, wherein the cooling capacity at which the upstream cooling circuit is being operated to provide is less than the full cooling capacity of the upstream cooling circuit when the Call for Cooling reaches the second point;
the compressor of each cooling circuit is a tandem compressor including a fixed capacity compressor and variable capacity digital scroll compressor, the controller controlling the fixed capacity compressor and variable capacity digital scroll compressor of each of the tandem compressors based on the Call for Cooling, which of a plurality of ranges that the Call for Cooling falls within and whether the Call for Cooling is ramping up or ramping down; and
each expansion valve is an electronic expansion valve and the controller selects which of a plurality of superheat control modes to use in operating the electronic expansion valve of each cooling circuit based on control parameters and a current operating status of each of the variable capacity digital scroll compressor and fixed capacity compressor of the tandem compressor of that control circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,980,397

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a frame having first and second sides, wherein a first recess is provided on the first side, and a second recess is provided on the second side;
a first display panel provided on the first side;
a second display panel provided on the second side;
a first printed circuit board (PCB) electrically connected to the first display panel and positioned in the first recess;
a second PCB electrically connected to the second display panel and positioned in the second recess;
a first wire electrically connected to the first display panel and extending from a second long side of the first display panel, the first PCB electrically connected to the first wire;
a first cable electrically connected to the first PCB, placed between the first display panel and the frame, and extending outside of the first display panel;
a second wire electrically connected to the second display panel and extending from a first long side of the second display panel, the second PCB electrically connected to the second wire; and
a second cable electrically connected to the second PCB, placed between the second display panel and the frame, and extending outside of the second display panel.

US Pat. No. 9,980,375

CONNECTION BODY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CONNECTING BODY AND INSPECTION METHOD THEREOF

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. A connection body comprising:a transparent substrate; and
an electronic component connected to the transparent substrate via an anisotropic conductive adhesive;
wherein the transparent substrate has terminals on which a plurality of indentations caused by conductive particles contained in the anisotropic conductive adhesive are arranged in an in-plane direction of the terminals, and
wherein the indentations clearly appear and are visually distinguishable from peripheral portions.

US Pat. No. 9,979,380

OPTIMIZING PROCESSOR OPERATION IN A PROCESSING SYSTEM INCLUDING ONE OR MORE DIGITAL FILTERS

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A method for optimizing processor operation in a sensor-based vibratory flowmeter assembly processing system including one or more digital filters, the method comprising:generating initial filter coefficients for the one or more digital filters;
determining one or more initial filter coefficients for at least one digital filter of the one or more digital filters that can be dropped based on filter performance and processing time, wherein a count of the initial filter coefficients comprises a total number of filter coefficients;
dropping the one or more initial filter coefficients, wherein dropping the one or more initial filter coefficients reduces the total number of filter coefficients to be used by the processing system;
programming remaining filter coefficients into the processing system before the processor operation; and
comparing one or more processing system measurements to a power usage threshold comprising a vibrational response signal parameter threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,979,049

ELECTROLYTE FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY AND LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING SAME

SK INNOVATION CO., LTD., ...

1. An electrolyte for a lithium secondary battery comprising:a lithium salt;
a non-aqueous organic solvent;
and
a multi-nitrile compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:

in Chemical Formula 1, R1 and R2 are each independently cyano, —(CH2)a—CN, or (C1-C5)alkoxycarbonyl; R3 and R4 are each independently cyano, or —(CH2)a—CN; a is an integer of 2 to 10; and at least two of R1 to R4 being —(CH2)a—CN.

US Pat. No. 9,980,419

PRESSURE CONTROL DEVICE, SURFACE MOUNT MACHINE AND PRESSURE CONTROL METHOD

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A surface mount machine that ejects a gas from a nozzle to a part after stopping the supplying of a negative pressure to the nozzle sucking the part and mounts the part from a nozzle to a substrate, comprising:a first positive pressure supply pathway to supply the gas at a first positive pressure;
a second positive pressure supply pathway to supply the gas at a second positive pressure that is lower than the first positive pressure;
a nozzle connecting pathway that is connected to the nozzle;
a switch-over valve that selectively switches between a first connected state in which the first positive pressure supply pathway is connected to the nozzle connecting pathway and a second connected state in which the second positive pressure supply pathway is connected to the nozzle connecting pathway; and
a valve controller that controls the connected state of the switch-over valve,
wherein the valve controller executes:
a high pressure mode in which the first connected state is continued and the gas is supplied to the nozzle at the first positive pressure when cleaning the nozzle that does not suck the part;
a low pressure mode in which the second connected state is continued after stopping supplying of the negative pressure to the nozzle and the gas is supplied to the nozzle at the second positive pressure when mounting the part to the substrate from the nozzle; and
an intermediate pressure mode in which the connected state of the switch-over valve is switched multiple times after stopping supplying of the negative pressure to the nozzle, and the gas is supplied to the nozzle at the third positive pressure that is lower than the first positive pressure and is higher than the second positive pressure to remove the defective part from the nozzle when the part sucked by the nozzle is a defective part.

US Pat. No. 9,980,417

MAGNETIC ELECTROMAGNETIC INTERFERENCE GASKET

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. An electromagnetic interference gasket comprising:a resiliently-flexible and conductive outer shell;
at least one cushioning element disposed in the outer shell; and
a plurality of magnetic components disposed in the outer shell configured to magnetically couple to a conductive surface of an electronic device chassis, wherein the plurality of magnetic components are distributed throughout the at least one cushioning element.

US Pat. No. 9,980,396

LOW PROFILE MAGNETIC COMPONENT APPARATUS AND METHODS

UNIVERSAL LIGHTING TECHNO...

1. A magnetic component apparatus for an electronic circuit, comprising:a core having a core body and a core leg protruding from the core body;
the core body defining a core body height;
the core leg defining a core leg height, the core leg height being less than the core body height; and
a conductive winding positioned about the core leg, the conductive winding defining a winding height, the conductive winding also defining a winding height offset ratio equal to the winding height divided by the core body height, the winding height offset ratio being less than about 1.1,
wherein the winding height offset ratio being between about 1.0 and about 0.5.

US Pat. No. 9,980,386

FLEXIBLE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

HongQiSheng Precision Ele...

1. A method for manufacturing a flexible printed circuit board comprising:providing a first double-sided circuit substrate which comprises an electronic component, wherein the first double-sided circuit substrate further comprises a first base layer, two first conductive wiring layers formed on two opposite surfaces of the first base layer, and a first isolated layer formed on one surface of each first conductive wiring layer facing away from the first base layer, one of the first conductive wiring layers being exposed from the first isolated layer to form at least one pad, the electronic component is electrically connected to the pad;
providing a multilayer circuit substrate and defining a mounting groove in the multilayer circuit substrate, wherein multilayer circuit substrate comprises a second double-sided circuit substrate, the second double-sided circuit substrate comprises a second base layer and two second conductive wiring layers formed on two opposite surfaces of the second base layer, the multilayer circuit substrate further comprises at least one circuit substrate formed on each surface of the second double-sided circuit substrate through a build-up process, each circuit substrate comprises a second isolated layer formed on the surface of the second double-sided circuit substrate through an adhesive layer and a third conductive wiring layer formed on the second isolated layer, the mounting groove passes through each third conductive wiring layer, each second isolated layer, the adhesive layer, and the second double-sided circuit substrate, the circuit substrate defines at least one blind hole, for electrically connecting each third conductive wiring layer to the second conductive wiring layer when forming conductive material on an inner wall of the blind hole;
attaching the multilayer circuit substrate to the first double-sided circuit substrate through an adhesive layer, causing the electronic component to be received in the mounting groove, thereby forming an intermediate product; and
forming at least one conductive post in the intermediate product which electrically connects the multilayer circuit substrate to the first double-sided circuit substrate, thereby forming the flexible printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,980,379

OPTICAL MODULE

OCLARO JAPAN, INC., Kana...

1. An optical module comprising:a photonic device for converting one of an optical signal and an electrical signal into the other;
a pair of leads for transmitting the electrical signal;
a first relay board having a first insulating substrate and a first wiring pattern provided on the first insulating substrate, on which the photonic device is mounted to be electrically connected to the first wiring pattern, the first wiring pattern including a first section and a second section;
a second relay board having a second insulating substrate and a second wiring pattern provided on the second insulating substrate, the pair of leads electrically connected to the second wiring pattern, the second wiring pattern including a third section and a fourth section;
a plurality of first wires that electrically connect the first section and the third section, directly;
a plurality of second wires that electrically connect the second section and the fourth section, directly; and
a conducting stem having a main body electrically insulated and penetrated by the pair of leads, and a base protruding from the main body in a penetration direction of the pair of leads, the base supporting the first relay board and the second relay board,
wherein the first relay board is mounted on the base in a position apart from the main body so that the first wiring pattern may be insulated by the first insulating substrate,
the second relay board is mounted on the base adjacently to the main body between the main body and the first relay board so that the second wiring pattern may be insulated by the second insulating substrate,
each of the pair of leads has a projecting portion projecting above the second wiring pattern from the main body,
the second wiring pattern includes extended regions from the main body side to the projecting portions as seen in a direction in which the pair of leads extend, and wiring regions continuously spreading from the extended regions in a direction away from the main body,
each of the extended regions overlaps with a corresponding one of the projecting portions,
none of the wiring regions overlaps with any one of the projecting portions,
supposing that a length of the wiring region from an end of the projecting portion as a reference point to a farthest position in a direction away from the main body is a first width and a width of the extended region in a direction parallel to a side opposed to the main body side through the end of the projecting portion is a second width, the first width is smaller than the second width, and
the second insulating substrate is sandwiched between the second wiring pattern and the base, and thereby, a capacitance is formed.

US Pat. No. 9,980,125

METHOD FOR SAVING STANDARD FORMAT PAGE AND SERVER

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method of saving a standard format page for a server, comprising:generating a standard format page comprising a first filling entry, the first filling entry having a default filling value and being configured for being filled with a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) ID of a visited place;
transmitting the standard format page to a first mobile terminal located at the visited place;
receiving a first standard format page transmitted by the first mobile terminal, wherein the first filling entry has been filled by the first mobile terminal with a filling value in the first standard format page; and
identifying and saving the first standard format page.

US Pat. No. 9,979,502

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SAMPLE CLOCK CORRECTION

Keysight Technologies Sin...

1. A radio transceiver apparatus configured to transmit and receive radio frequency signals, the radio transceiver apparatus comprising:a sample clock configured to generate samples at a clock frequency fs;
a processor configured to generate a transmission data stream signal, wherein the transmission data stream signal comprises frames separated by frame boundaries between the frames, and wherein the frames are comprised of at least one sample; and
a sample clock correction unit;
wherein:
in a first transmission configuration when the clock frequency fs is greater than a desired clock frequency fr, the sample clock correction unit is configured to insert at least one sample into at least one frame boundary between frames; and
in a second transmission configuration when the clock frequency fs is less than a desired clock frequency fr, the sample clock correction unit is configured to remove at least one sample from at least one frame boundary between the frames.

US Pat. No. 9,979,158

VERTICAL-CAVITY SURFACE-EMITTING LASER

Technische Universitaet B...

1. A vertical cavity surface emitting laser comprising:a first reflector;
a second reflector comprising a layer stack of semiconductor layers or isolating layers;
an active region arranged between the first and second reflectors; and
an additional layer on top of the layer stack at a light output side, the additional layer forming an output interface of the laser, wherein
the refractive index of the additional layer is smaller than a smallest refractive index of the refractive indices of the layer stack; and
a thickness of the additional layer is chosen such that a design parameter H(fr) is in the range between 2.5 and 3.2 dB, the design parameter H(fr) being determined by:
applying a voltage that generates a predetermined bias current and a small sinusoidal current signal through the laser;
sweeping a frequency of the sinusoidal signal in a given frequency range;
measuring a small signal response of the radiation that leaves the laser at the output interface;
fitting the measured small signal response to the following transmission function H(f):

determining parameters fR, ?, A and fP, wherein fR describes a relaxation resonance frequency, ? the damping parameter, A an offset, and fP the 3 dB frequency of the laser's parasitics; and
calculating the design parameter H(fR) by calculating the value of the transmission function H(f) at the relaxation resonance frequency fR based on the parameters that were determined as explained above.

US Pat. No. 9,975,647

FLIGHT DECK DOOR SURVEILLANCE AND LOCK CONTROL

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:capturing, by a camera system including at least one camera device positioned within an aircraft, image data of an interior of the aircraft;
determining, by a processing device positioned within the aircraft, that one or more alert criteria are satisfied;
outputting, by the processing device in response to determining that the one or more alert criteria are satisfied, at least a portion of the captured image data of the interior of the aircraft for transmission to a ground-based computing device via a wireless communications network;
receiving, by the processing device from the ground-based computing device via the wireless communications network, a lock override command configured to cause the processing device to unlock an electronically-controlled door lock of a flight deck door of the aircraft; and
unlocking, by the processing device in response to receiving the lock override command from the ground-based computing device, the electronically-controlled door lock of the flight deck door;
wherein determining that the one or more alert criteria are satisfied comprises determining that a user-activated unlock override command is active; and
wherein the user-activated unlock override command is activated via an interface located within a flight deck of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 9,975,269

GUARD DETECTION SYSTEM FOR A POWER TOOL

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. In a power table saw having a table top surface with an opening through which a blade can extend, the blade being driven by a drive motor supported by a carriage relative to the top surface, a mains switch selectively actuatable by an operator to provide power to the drive motor, a riving knife slidably supported on the carriage to be selectively positioned in an extended position in which the riving knife extends through the opening adjacent the blade and in a retracted position in which the riving knife is retracted below the table top surface and a blade guard removably mounted to the riving knife in a position above the blade, the improvement comprising:a sensible element mounted to the riving knife;
a first sensor supported and arranged on the carriage to detect the sensible element when the riving knife is in the retracted position and configured to generate a signal when the sensible element is adjacent the sensor;
a second sensor supported and arranged on the carriage to detect the presence of the blade guard and configured to generate a signal in response thereto; and
a controller operable while the mains switch is actuated to disengage power to the drive motor upon receipt of the signal from either of said first sensor or said second sensor.
US Pat. No. 9,976,036

ORGANIC SOLVENT DISPERSION OF ZIRCONIUM OXIDE PARTICLES AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SAKAI CHEMICAL INDUSTRY C...

1. An organic solvent dispersion of zirconium oxide particles in a content of 20% by weight or more in an organic solvent except methanol and ethanol,wherein the zirconium oxide particles are surface-treated with a surface treating agent comprising a silane coupling agent having 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, and 12-hydroxystearic acid, andwherein the zirconium oxide particles in the organic solvent have a D50 in a range of 1 to 20 nm, and
wherein the organic solvent dispersion has a transmittance of 10% or more at a wavelength of 400 nm and a transmittance of 80% or more at a wavelength of 800 nm, a viscosity of 10 mPa·s or less at a temperature of 25° C. immediately after production while an increase in the viscosity is 10 mPa·s or less seven days after production as compared to that of the dispersion immediately after production.

US Pat. No. 9,980,337

AUTOMATED LUMINAIRE LOCATION IDENTIFICATION AND GROUP ASSIGNMENT USING LIGHT BASED SECTORIZED COMMUNICATION FOR COMMISSIONING A LIGHTING CONTROL SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for automatic luminaire location identification and group assignment, comprising:a sectorized visual light communication (VLC)/dark light communication (DLC) sensor having at least one angled face or surface and configured to capture light data from at least one luminaire and transmit the light data to a first gateway;
a sensor subsystem configured to measure at least an actual light intensity of the luminaire at the luminaire; and,
a server in data communication with the first gateway and sensor subsystem,
wherein the light data includes at least an identification of the luminaire and an intensity of the light and direction of the luminaire from which the light is received at the sectorized VLC/DLC sensor,
the light data regarding the direction of the luminaire is based at least in part on the intensity of light received at the angled face or surface of the sectorized VLC/DLC sensor,
the first gateway is configured to transmit the light data to the server,
the sensor subsystem is configured to transmit the actual light intensity of the luminaire to the server either directly or via the first gateway or a second gateway, and
the server is configured to generate a map of luminaire locations based on the light data and actual light intensity for each luminaire.

US Pat. No. 9,979,554

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SECURELY ACCESSING LINE REPLACEABLE UNITS

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A machine implemented method, comprising:obtaining user specific secret information of a user from a key server by a user device using a secure connection, without providing access to the user specific secret information to the user;
securely storing the user specific secret information in a memory of the user device without exposing the user specific secret information to the user;
generating a challenge message for the user device from a line replaceable unit (LRU) of a transportation vehicle, the challenge message generated by the LRU using the user specific secret information also stored at the LRU, any other user specific information also being stored in the LRU, and optionally an identifier identifying the LRU;
generating a response to the challenge message by the user device using the user specific secret information stored at the user device and the challenge message received from the LRU;
providing the response to the LRU; and
validating the response by the LRU using the user specific secret information stored at the LRU and the challenge message for authorizing access to the LRU by the user device.

US Pat. No. 9,976,709

METHOD FOR MAKING AN LED LIGHTING FIXTURE

Taiwan Green Point Enterp...

1. A method for making an LED lighting fixture, comprising the steps of:a) cutting a flat blank to form a flat plate including
a central piece having a central region defining a central axis and a circumferential region surrounding the central region, and
a plurality of peripheral extensions which extend radially from the circumferential region and which are angularly displaced from each other about the central axis;
b) forming on the flat plate a patterned circuit which includes a plurality of electrical contact pairs that are formed on the central piece or the peripheral extensions and that are angularly displaced from each other about the central axis;
c) bringing a plurality of LED dies into electrical contact with the electrical contact pairs respectively; and
d) bending the peripheral extensions rearwardly relative to the central piece and toward the central axis to form a shell.

US Pat. No. 9,980,414

CONVERTER ARRANGEMENT WITH A CAPACITOR ARRANGEMENT

1. A power converter arrangement comprising:a housing having first and second chambers;
a separating body for separating said first and second chambers, said separating body having a cutout;
a power semiconductor module disposed in said first chamber;
a capacitor device having connection elements disposed in said first chamber, said capacitor device being disposed to reach through said cutout of said separating body into said second chamber for cooling of said capacitor device;
a connecting device for electrically conductively connecting said power semiconductor module to said capacitor device, said connecting device being disposed in said first chamber;
a flat elastic sealing body which runs peripherally around said cutout and is arranged on a surface of said separating body, said sealing body reaching into an opening of said cutout and surrounding said capacitor device there in sealing fashion, said flat sealing body extending outwardly from said opening; and
a sheet-like pressing body which presses said flat sealing body against said separating body and terminates in sealing fashion there.

US Pat. No. 9,980,366

HIGH SPEED SIGNAL ROUTING TOPOLOGY FOR BETTER SIGNAL QUALITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus comprising:an output driver on a printed circuit board (PCB); and
a plurality of chips on the PCB, the chips including a first chip and a second chip, the PCB comprising:
a first transmission line connected to the output driver;
a second transmission line connected to the first transmission line and the first chip, the second transmission line having a length greater than or equal to 10 times a length of the first transmission line; and
a third transmission line connected to the first transmission line and the second chip, the third transmission line having a length greater than or equal to 10 times the length of the first transmission line,
so as to cause a reduction in reflections of a signal driven from the output driver due to a change in impedance at a junction of the first transmission line, the second transmission line, and the third transmission line.

US Pat. No. 9,980,245

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL FOR DEVICE TO DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A method of transceiving a synchronization signal between wireless communication devices, the method comprising:receiving, at a first wireless communication device, a synchronization signal transmitted from a synchronization source;
determining a root index based on the received synchronization signal;
determining a synchronization timing reference based on the root index; and
transmitting, based on the determined synchronization timing reference, a synchronization signal for a direct communication between the first wireless communication device and a second wireless communication device,
wherein the determining of the synchronization timing reference comprises:
based on the root index, determining a category of the synchronization source;
prioritizing the synchronization source based on determining whether the synchronization source is an evolved NodeB (eNodeB), a wireless communication device synchronized with an eNodeB, or a wireless communication device having a synchronization timing reference independent from an eNodeB;
determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB, among wireless communication devices synchronized with an eNodeB;
prioritizing the synchronization source further based on determining whether the synchronization source is a wireless communication device located in a coverage of an eNodeB or a wireless communication device located out of a coverage of an eNodeB; and
determining the synchronization timing reference based on the prioritization.

US Pat. No. 9,979,497

AUDIO PLAYING METHOD AND APPARATUS BASED ON BLUETOOTH CONNECTION

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for audio playing based on Bluetooth connection, comprising:receiving, by a first playing device, a first Bluetooth connection request sent from a first audio source device;
responding to the first Bluetooth connection request by the first playing device, establishing a first Bluetooth connection with the first audio source device, and notifying, by the first playing device, other playing devices of a target playing group to close Bluetooth function, wherein the target playing group comprises the first playing device and at least one playing device communicating via a private network established in advance; and
receiving first audio data from the first audio source device by the first playing device based on the first Bluetooth connection, and forwarding the first audio data to the other playing devices of the target playing group via the private network by the first playing device, whereby all playing devices of the target playing group will play music corresponding to the first audio data.

US Pat. No. 9,976,882

METHOD OF FORMING AN ICE RESISTANT PITOT TUBE

ROSEMOUNT AEROSPACE INC.,...

1. A method of forming a pitot tube comprising:forming a substantially cylindrical body portion including an outer surface, a tip portion having an inlet opening, and an interior defining a flow passage;
radially tapering the outer surface from the body portion toward the inlet opening;
disposing at least one electrical coil that includes one or more coil wraps along the flow passage of the pitot tube;
positioning at least one bulkhead along the flow passage to limit travel of particles ingested into the pitot tube; and
arranging at least one of the one or more coil wraps along the flow path downstream of the at least one bulkhead.

US Pat. No. 9,975,881

COMPOUND

ASTRAZENECA AB, Sodertal...

1. A method of treating a chemokine mediated disease state in a mammal suffering from, or at risk of, said disease, which comprises administering to a mammal in need of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of (a) a pyrimidine sulfonamide of formula (I), or (b) a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein the chemokine mediated disease state is an inflammatory disease selected from asthma, allergic rhinitis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, rheumatoid arthritis or psoriasis.

US Pat. No. 9,975,630

ROTOR SYSTEM OF A ROTARY WING AIRCRAFT

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS DEUTSC...

1. A rotor system of a rotary wing aircraft comprising:a rotor mast with a longitudinal rotation axis, a rotor hub coaxially arranged at the rotor mast,
at least four, angularly generally even distributed rotor blades;
swash plate struts mounted to each of the rotor blades for pitch and subsequently flap control,
the rotor blades being respectively pairwise mounted lag-stiff and flap-stiff to each other with zero offset to the rotor hub for rotation about the rotation axis in a generally common rotor plane, and connected opposed to each other and generally symmetrical with regard to the rotor hub, wherein:
the rotor hub is provided with a circular hollow bearing having at least one further bearing inside the circular hollow bearing, respectively arranged in line with the rotation axis,
a first pair of the rotor blades is mounted by means of a first yoke on the circular hollow bearing and pivotable about a first flap axis generally perpendicular to the rotation axis, and
at least a second pair of the rotor blades is mounted by means of a second yoke that extends through the circular hollow bearing and is pivotable on the at least one further bearing about a second flap axis generally perpendicular to the first flap axis and the rotation axis, and independently of the first pair of rotor blades.

US Pat. No. 9,979,339

SYNCHRONOUS ELECTRIC POWER DISTRIBUTION STARTUP SYSTEM

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A system comprising:a excitation system configured to output a variable excitation signal; and
a synchronous generator configured to generate power for a plurality of rotational synchronous motor loads based on the variable excitation signal;
the excitation system configured to output the variable excitation signal based on a voltage and current being supplied by the generator to the rotational synchronous motor loads;
the excitation system configured, in response to the rotational synchronous motor loads not rotating, to provide pulses of the excitation signal in a first stage and in a second stage;
the excitation system configured to selectively provide repetitive pulses of the variable excitation signal in the first stage at a predetermined frequency to temporarily energize the rotational synchronous motor loads prior to rotation of the generator; and
the excitation system further configured to selectively provide pulses of the variable excitation signal at a variable frequency in the second stage after rotation of the generator commences, the pulses of the variable excitation at the second stage provided to coincide with the generator and the rotational synchronous motor loads being substantially in electrical alignment.

US Pat. No. 9,978,535

REDUCTION OF LEAKAGE CURRENT FROM SUPERCAPACITOR BY MODIFYING ELECTRODE MATERIAL

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A composite material of an electrode unit, comprising:a porous electrode material including porous particles and being 50˜95 wt % of the composite material;
an electret material distributed among the porous particles of the porous electrode material for retaining charges on the electrode unit, and being greater than 0 wt % and less than 15 wt % of the composite material, wherein the electret material is selected from a group consisting of polypropylene, polycarbonate, polyethyleneterephthalate, derivatives thereof, and mixtures thereof;
a binder material binding the porous particles together and binding the electret material with the porous electrode material, and being greater than 0 wt % and less than 15 wt % of the composite material; and
an electric conduction auxiliary agent for enhancing electric conduction of the electrode unit, being greater than 0 wt % and less than 30 wt % of the composite material.

US Pat. No. 9,975,664

DISPLAY PACKAGE

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. A package configured to display a selected portion of an article, the package comprising:a box structure having a side portion, the side portion divided into a lower retention portion, an upper retention portion, and a window recess portion, the recess portion disposed between the upper retention portion and the lower retention portion;
the recess portion including a side recess panel at a location along a side panel of the box structure and a front recess panel along a front panel of the box structure, the front recess panel adjacent the side recess panel, the front recess panel having a greater width than the side recess panel such that the window recess portion has a greater depth than width, the first and front recess panels being folded into the box structure, and the window recess portion, the upper retention portion, and the lower retention portion being mutually arranged to retain the article along the side portion, with a portion of the article being displayed along the recess portion, wherein the side recess panel is adhesively bonded to an adjacent portion of a back panel of the box structure using a first adhesive;
a USB charger within an inner cavity within the rectangular box portion, and wherein the inner cavity is not visible to a consumer; and
a rectangular shaped insertable divider configured to be inserted longitudinally into an end of the inner cavity to be positioned diagonally within the inner cavity, the divider having an upper right edge and a first top edge that defines a recess, the first top edge being configured to support a lower portion of the USB charger such that the USB charger is located within an upper portion of the inner cavity upon opening of the box structure.

US Pat. No. 9,975,637

HOMOGENOUS FLOODLIGHTING WITH GRANULAR ACTIVATION

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ue...

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

US Pat. No. 9,980,416

ELECTRONIC HEADSET VENTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GRAIL GEAR LLC, Boise, I...

1. A venting system mountable to an electronic headset, the system comprising:a fan;
a top channel coupled to the fan to receive air from the fan and direct air toward an outlet of the top channel; and
an air channel ring to receive air from the outlet and direct air to an interior portion of the electronic headset,
wherein the air channel ring extends along a top of the interior portion and curves around sides and underneath the interior portion, and
wherein the air channel ring mounts between the electronic headset and a foam mask that abuts a user's face.

US Pat. No. 9,980,411

CONNECTOR, CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY AND APPARATUS

Tyco Electronics (Shangha...

6. A connector, comprising:a cage having a bottom cage;
a heat exchanger positioned on the bottom cage such that a first side of the heat exchanger abuts the bottom cage; and
an elastic connector connected to the heat exchanger, the elastic connector including a pair of lateral end frames and a pair of longitudinal edge frames connected to each other, a first elastic piece disposed on an inner side of each of the pair of lateral end frames, and a second elastic piece disposed on an inner side of each of the longitudinal edge frames.

US Pat. No. 9,980,402

SUPPORT STRUCTURES FOR A FLEXIBLE ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

FLEXTERRA, INC., Skokie,...

1. An article, comprising:a flexible display movable between a first position and a second position, the flexible display having a neutral plane;
a flexible support coupled to the flexible display and configured to limit local bending of the flexible display, the flexible support comprising a plurality of substantially rigid support sections and a plurality of hinge points defined between adjacent support sections, the plurality of substantially rigid support sections configured to support the flexible display between at least three consecutive pairs of adjacent hinge points, the plurality of hinge points configured to facilitate a desired bending range for the article.

US Pat. No. 9,980,401

LOCKING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING SAME

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A locking apparatus for locking or releasing a latching member of an electronic device, the locking apparatus comprising:a rotating assembly comprising two brackets on the electronic device and a rotating member rotatably coupled to the two brackets; the rotating member comprising an opening; opposite sides of the opening defining a pulling portion and a resisting portion;
a sliding member slidable on the electronic device and adjacent to the two brackets, and one end of the sliding member defining a notch to engage with the latching member;
an elastic member, the elastic member coupled to the pulling portion and the sliding member;
an electromagnet on the electronic device for attracting the sliding member to move the sliding member; and,
wherein the latching member resists against the resisting portion to rotate the rotating member, the sliding member moves towards to the latching member by the pulling portion pulling the elastic member, and the notch thereby engages with the latching member;
wherein the notch deviates from the latching member by the electromagnet attracting the sliding member, the sliding member pulls the elastic member to rotate the rotating member, and the resisting portion resists against the latching member to remove the latching member from the sliding member.

US Pat. No. 9,979,477

METHOD FOR DRIVING A LIGHT SOURCE, A DRIVER SYSTEM TO DRIVE A LIGHT SOURCE AND A LUMINAIRE COMPRISING SAID LIGHT SOURCE AND DRIVER SYSTEM

EldoLAB Holding B.V., So...

1. A method for driving a light source, said method comprising the following steps:a. providing a code to be transmitted by the light source;
b. converting the code into a sequence of different current levels, which current levels are maintained for a predetermined period of time; and
c. providing the sequence of different current levels to the light source such that the light source emits light at different intensity levels,
wherein driving the light source is carried out using a set-point update rate having a set-point update period, and
wherein transitions between the different current levels take more than one set-point update period.

US Pat. No. 9,979,098

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

PILKINGTON GROUP LIMITED,...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a foot, substantially planar and of a material suitable for soldering;
an angled portion, permanently connected to the foot and substantially at right angles to the plane of the foot;
a washer, connected to the angled portion and suitable for holding a cable, the washer being a flat disc; and
the foot being substantially circular or oval in shape.

US Pat. No. 9,978,228

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HOME AUTOMATION INTEGRATION WITH A DOORBELL

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. A doorbell monitor device, comprising:a plurality of electrical connectors configured to be attached with a plurality of terminals of a chime unit;
an actuation sensor configured to sense an actuation of a doorbell in communication with the chime unit via the plurality of electrical connectors;
a communication module configured to transmit a wireless signal indicative of the actuation of the doorbell; and
a power circuit that converts an alternating current (AC) signal, received via the plurality of electrical connectors and the plurality of terminals of the chime unit, to a direct current (DC) output, wherein:
the direct current output powers the actuation sensor and the communication module; and
the power circuit comprises a diode bridge to isolate a positive voltage of the AC signal received via the plurality of terminals of the chime unit.

US Pat. No. 9,976,757

AIRFOIL FRAME FOR COMPUTER ROOM AIR CONDITIONING UNIT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. A computer room air conditioner unit comprising:a housing including a front, a back, two sides, a bottom and an open top, the open top of the housing being configured to receive and direct IT air toward an interior region of the housing;
a heat exchanger supported by the housing within the interior region of the housing;
at least one fan module supported by the housing, the at least one fan module being configured to draw IT air into the housing through the open top, direct IT air through the heat exchanger, and exhaust treated air; and
an airfoil frame secured to the upper portions of the front and the sides of the housing at the open top of the housing, the arrangement being such that the heat exchanger is disposed below the airfoil frame, the airfoil frame defining an inlet of the housing and being configured to direct IT air to the heat exchanger and to create a boundary layer that substantially eliminates pressure drops at the inlet of the housing.

US Pat. No. 9,976,737

COMPUTER CASE

ALSON TECHNOLOGY LIMITED,...

1. A computer case, including:a housing, having a cover and a main body, the cover coveringly attached to the main body and having a receiving portion;
a light-emitting module, attached to the receiving portion, including a shell, a substrate, a boost circuit and a plasma tube, the shell having a light-penetrable portion, the boost circuit disposed on the substrate, the boost circuit including at least one conductive line and a plurality of electronic components, the electronic components being electrically connected to the at least one conductive line, the at least one conductive line including a power input portion and two power output portions, the power input portion forming an electric connector, the electric connector being separatably electrically connected to a power source, the plasma tube having a light-emitting main body and two electrodes which are disposed on the light-emitting main body, the light-emitting main body at least partly corresponding to the light-penetrable portion, the two electrodes being respectively electrically connected to the two power output portions.

US Pat. No. 9,974,451

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A BIOSENSOR MONITORING AND TRACKING BAND

Sanmina Corporation, San...

1. A health care band configured for attachment to a patient, comprising:a biosensor attached to the health care band, wherein the biosensor includes:
a memory configured to store a unique patient identification;
a temperature sensor configured to obtain a skin temperature of the patient;
a photoplethysmography (PPG) circuit configured to:
obtain a plurality of spectral responses at a plurality of wavelengths from light reflected from skin of the patient;
determine a concentration level of nitric oxide (NO) in pulsatile blood flow of the patient using PPG techniques from at least one of the plurality of spectral responses, wherein the at least one of the plurality of spectral responses is obtained at a wavelength with a high absorption coefficient for NO; and
determine biosensor data of the patient using at least another one of the plurality of spectral responses, wherein the biosensor data includes oxygen saturation levels, hemoglobin levels or heart rate; and
a wireless transceiver configured to transmit the skin temperature, biosensor data, the NO concentration level and the unique patient identification to one or more remote devices.

US Pat. No. 9,980,408

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel including a front substrate and a rear substrate;
a frame provided behind the display panel;
a side cover positioned relative to sides of the display panel, the side cover including
a side wall,
a first horizontal part extending from a first portion of the side wall in a first direction, and
a second horizontal part extending from a second portion of the side wall in a second direction, the second direction being different to the first direction,
the side cover being connected to the frame, and
a back cover being provided behind the frame,
wherein at or near at least one corner of the side cover, the first horizontal part is spaced from the second horizontal part such that first and second gap regions are provided between the first and second horizontal parts, and
wherein the first gap region is closer to the corner than the second gap region.

US Pat. No. 9,980,383

LAMINATED CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A laminated circuit substrate comprising:a plurality of thermoplastic resin layers laminated on top of each other;
a first conductor pattern including a first principal surface; and
a second conductor pattern including a second principal surface; wherein
the first conductor pattern and the second conductor pattern face each other across at least one layer of the plurality of thermoplastic resin layers;
the first principal surface faces the second conductor pattern;
the second principal surface faces the first conductor pattern;
the first principal surface and the second principal surface are roughened surfaces;
the first conductor pattern further includes a third principal surface on an opposite side of the second conductor pattern; and
a surface roughness of the first principal surface is larger than a surface roughness of the third principal surface.

US Pat. No. 9,980,306

UE DEVICE AND METHOD

Shanghai Langbo Communica...

1. A method used in UE, comprising:generating a discovery signal (DS) including configured information, wherein the configured information includes both of the following:
first information: whether U1 is in the coverage of a service cell or not; and
fourth information: an index of a time frequency resource block R1-included subframe among S candidate subframes, which are within a current time window and are used for the DS transmission;
transmitting the DS to another UE on the time-frequency resource block R1, so as to establish a Device-to-Device (D2D) communication connection;
wherein the U1 is the transmitter of the DS, or the U1 is the head of a D2D group in which the transmitter of the DS camps, the time window is a periodic and continuous time window which is maintained by the U1, the indexes of frames in the time window are from 0 to L?1, L is the maximum value of System Frame Number (SFN) plus 1, S is a positive integer not greater than 10 times of L, and the G_ID is an integer of the D2D group.

US Pat. No. 9,979,903

STRAY LIGHT COMPENSATION TECHNIQUES FOR AN INFRARED CAMERA

FLIR Systems AB, Taby (S...

1. A method comprising:capturing an infrared (IR) image of a scene;
determining a first IR image frequency pattern associated with the captured IR image, wherein the first IR image frequency pattern comprises first frequency components and associated first frequency component amplitudes;
generating a second IR image frequency pattern based at least on the first IR image frequency pattern and a frequency pattern associated with a stray light model, wherein the frequency pattern associated with the stray light model comprises second frequency components and associated second frequency component amplitudes, wherein the second frequency components comprises a set of principal components and a set of non-principal components, and wherein the generating the second IR image frequency pattern comprises adjusting the first frequency component amplitudes of the first IR image frequency pattern corresponding to the set of non-principal components to obtain the second IR image frequency pattern;
generating a fixed pattern noise (FPN) estimate FPNestt0 for time t0 based at least on the second IR image frequency pattern; and
performing an FPN compensation of the captured IR image based on said FPNestt0 to obtain a stray light compensated IR image.

US Pat. No. 9,979,517

DISTRIBUTED MULTI-BAND WIRELESS NETWORKING SYSTEM

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A method for communication between a network of wireless Internet access points comprising:establishing a wireless local area network (WLAN) with a first access point, the WLAN being broadcast on a client band;
provisioning one or more other wireless access points with the WLAN;
communicating control signals, between a plurality of wireless access points, over a dedicated control band, the control band having a frequency channel that is outside of the client band of the WLAN, wherein the plurality of wireless access points includes the first access point and a second access point;
communicating network repeater data, between the plurality of wireless access points over a backhaul channel that is dedicated to backhaul communications of backhaul data between wireless access points, the backhaul data not including the control signals, the backhaul channel within the client band; and
repeating the WLAN broadcast on each of the one or more other wireless access points.

US Pat. No. 9,978,861

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE HAVING GATE IN TRENCHES

VANGUARD INTERNATIONAL SE...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a substrate having an isolation region including isolation trenches filled with an insulating material and an active region defined by the isolation trenches;
a plurality of trenches formed in the active region, wherein each of the trenches has a width and a length greater than the width, and the length of each of the trenches extends along a first direction, wherein the isolation trenches have a depth that is the same as that of the plurality of trenches, wherein a top surface of the insulating material and a remaining top surface of the active region are substantially coplanar to each other; and
a gate oxide layer and a gate layer successively and conformably filling the plurality of trenches to cover a bottom surface and sidewalls of the plurality of trenches and extending on the remaining top surface of the active region outside of the plurality of trenches, wherein the gate oxide layer and the gate layer have a width and a length greater than the width, and the lengths of the gate oxide layer and the gate layer extend along a second direction, the second direction being different from the first direction,
wherein at least one of the isolation trenches has a width and a length greater than the width, and the width of the at least one of the isolation trenches extends along the second direction, and wherein the gate oxide layer and the gate layer extending along the second direction are across and beyond the width of the at least one of the isolation trenches, and wherein the gate oxide layer is above and in contact with the insulating material in the at least one of the isolation trenches.

US Pat. No. 9,977,955

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IDENTIFYING BOOKS ON A BOOKSHELF

Rakuten Kobo, Inc., Toro...

1. A method for identifying books located on a bookshelf, the method comprising:capturing one or more photographic images of the bookshelf;
segmenting the photographic images into regions, each of the regions corresponding to a respective book spine;
analyzing at least one of the regions to identify a book corresponding thereto, wherein analyzing the at least one of the regions comprises:
extracting one or more visual features descriptive of the at least one of the regions, the one or more visual features including machine-recognized text and a location of the machine-recognized text contained within the at least one of the regions, wherein the machine-recognized text and the location of the machine-recognized text are used as analogues of visual features;
performing a matching operation based on the one or more visual features, the matching operation performed against stored data associating plural book identities with corresponding visual features;
when the matching operation returns one of the book identities sufficiently closely matched with the one or more visual features, identifying the at least one of the regions as representing said one of the book identities;
when the matching operation fails to return one of the book identities sufficiently closely matched with the one or more visual features, initiating a further analysis of the at least one of the regions to identify the book corresponding thereto; and
when the further analysis returns a further book identity sufficiently closely matched with the one or more visual features, identifying the at least one of the regions as representing the further book identity; and
browsing another user's bookshelf, wherein browsing another user's bookshelf comprises:
comparing a first book title list of a first bookshelf belonging to a first user with a second book title list of a second bookshelf belonging to a second user, wherein the first book title list and the second book title list include book titles identified as a result of analyzing the at least one of the regions; and
enabling the first user to access the second book title list of the second bookshelf when there is at least a predetermined amount of overlap between the book titles of the first user's bookshelf and the book titles of the second user's bookshelf.

US Pat. No. 9,977,924

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROVIDING NOTIFICATION INDICATING LOSS OF TERMINAL

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for a server to provide a notification indicating a loss of a terminal, the server including a processor and a memory storing instructions executable by the processor, the method comprising:obtaining, by the processor, a matching relation between first feature information of a current user of a target terminal and second feature information of a predetermined user;
obtaining, by the processor, an identifier of a related terminal associated with the target terminal from a related database, wherein the related database comprises a correspondence relation between an identifier of the target terminal and the identifier of the related terminal; and
controlling, by the processor, the related terminal corresponding to the identifier of the related terminal to output a loss notification in response to determining that the matching relation indicates that the first feature information and the second feature information do not match,
wherein the loss notification indicates a loss of the target terminal, the first feature information includes biometric feature information of the current user, and the second feature information includes biometric feature information of the predetermined use,
wherein the related terminal comprises a terminal on which a target account is logged in, and
the target account is the same as an account that is logged-in on the target terminal or the same as an account associated with the account that is logged-in on the target terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,977,652

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT PSEUDO-RANDOM NUMBER GENERATION

University of Virginia Pa...

1. A method for generating pseudo-random numbers, comprising:receiving, by at least one processor, range data indicating a range of numbers;
generating, based on the range data and by the at least one processor, a digitized finite state machine configured to produce pseudo-random output within the range of numbers;
providing, by the at least one processor to a specialized pattern-matching device, programmable instructions to implement the digitized finite state machine on the specialized pattern-matching device;
generating, by the at least one processor, a pseudo-random bit stream;
transmitting, by the at least one processor to the specialized pattern-matching device, the pseudo-random bit stream for processing by the digitized finite state machine; and
receiving, by the at least one processor from the specialized pattern-matching device, pseudo-random output from the digitized finite state machine based on the pseudo-random bit stream input to the digitized finite state machine.

US Pat. No. 9,977,193

DUST CAP AND OPTICAL TRANSCEIVER

OCLARO JAPAN, INC., Kana...

1. A dust cap for an optical transceiver comprising a transmission adapter and a reception adapter, comprising:a transmission connector made from one of resin and rubber and having an opening on a distal end of the transmission connector, which transmission connector is pressed into the transmission adapter;
a transmission path supporting member with an elongate and cylindrical shape located in an internal space of the transmission connector, and integrated with the transmission connector;
a reception connector made from one of resin and rubber and having an opening on a distal end of the reception connector, which reception connector is pressed into the reception adapter adjacent to the transmission adapter;
a reception path supporting member with an elongate and cylindrical shape located in an internal space of the reception connector, and integrated with the reception connector;
a support member connected with proximal ends of the transmission and reception connectors and configured to support the transmission and reception connectors; and
an optical transmission path configured to pass through the transmission connector, the support member and the reception connector in that order and to transmit light from the opening of the transmission connector to the opening of the reception connector.

US Pat. No. 9,975,315

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

SOLUTIA INC., St. Louis,...

1. A tapered interlayer comprising:a first resin layer comprising a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin, at least one plasticizer, and at least one RI balancing agent, wherein the refractive index of said first resin layer is at least 1.480, and
wherein said interlayer comprises a tapered zone having a wedge angle of at least 0.13 mrad, and
wherein said RI balancing agent comprises moieties of a high RI aldehyde that has a refractive index in the range of from 1.450 to 1.620 present in said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin, and wherein at least one of the following criteria (i) and (ii) are met—
(i) said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin further comprises moieties of at least one C4 to C8 aliphatic aldehyde that has a refractive index of less than 1.421; and
(ii) said first resin layer further comprises another poly(vinyl acetal) resin physically blended with said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin, wherein said another poly(vinyl acetal) resin comprises moieties of at least one C4 to C8 aliphatic aldehyde that has a refractive index of less than 1.421.

US Pat. No. 9,974,979

BEAM SHAPING ASSEMBLY FOR NEUTRON CAPTURE THERAPY

NEUBORON MEDTECH LTD., N...

1. A beam shaping assembly for neutron capture therapy comprising:a beam inlet;
a target, wherein the target has nuclear reaction with an incident proton beam from the beam inlet to produce neutrons, and wherein the neutrons form a neutron beam defining a main axis;
a moderator adjoining to the target, wherein the neutrons are moderated by the moderator to epithermal neutron energies, and wherein an outer surface of the moderator includes a first tapered section and a second tapered section adjoining to the first tapered section, and a tapering direction of the first tapered section is opposite to a tapering direction of the second tapered section;
a reflector surrounding the moderator, wherein the reflector leads the neutrons deviated from the main axis back to enhance epithermal neutron beam intensity;
a thermal neutron absorber adjoining to the moderator, wherein the thermal neutron absorber is used for absorbing thermal neutrons so as to avoid overdosing in superficial normal tissue during therapy;
a gap channel arranged between the moderator and the reflector, wherein the gap channel is an empty area devoid of solid materials and allows neutron beams to pass for enhancing epithermal neutron beam intensity, and wherein the gap channel is enclosed by the reflector, the moderator and the thermal neutron absorber;
a radiation shield arranged inside the beam shaping assembly, wherein the radiation shield is used for shielding leaking neutrons and photons so as to reduce dose of the normal tissue not exposed to irradiation;
an air passage, arranged between the thermal neutron absorber and the beam outlet and enclosed by the thermal neutron absorber, the reflector and the radiation shield; and
a beam outlet,
wherein all of the beam inlet, the moderator and the beam outlet are extended along the main axis;
wherein the first tapered section includes a first side and a second side, is tapered in a first direction away from the beam outlet and tapering from the second side towards the first side, and the second tapered section includes a third side and a fourth side and is tapered in a second direction toward the beam outlet and tapering from the third side towards the fourth side, and
wherein the first side and the second side are disposed on a coned-shaped tapering surface of the first tapered section and the third side and the fourth side are disposed on a tapering surface of the second tapered section.

US Pat. No. 9,974,951

DIPOLE ELECTRICAL STIMULATION EMPLOYING DIRECT CURRENT FOR RECOVERY FROM SPINAL CORD INJURY

THE RESEARCH FOUNDATION O...

1. A method of improving a neuromuscular condition of a vertebrate being, said method comprising the steps of:a) identifying a first point and a second point on a vertebrate being, wherein said first point is located at one side of a spinal column location of a central nervous system of the vertebrate being, and said second point is located on a second side of said spinal location of the vertebrate being;
b) selecting said spinal location being in communication with a neural connection between said first point and said second point; and
c) delivering a polarizing constant trans-spinal direct current (tsDC) between said first location point on a spinal column of a being and across said spinal column to said second location point located outside of the central nervous system of said being; and
d) delivering repetitive pulsed direct current (rCES) to an area of the motor cortex of the being either synchronously with the polarization current or asynchronously with the polarization current, said motor cortex area and said spinal column location being associated with control of a muscle of interest, for improving the neuromuscular condition of the vertebrate being;
said rCES provided to as a cortical electrical current.

US Pat. No. 9,974,471

ANALYTE DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTRADERMAL IMPLANTATION OF BIOCOMPATIBLE OPTODE NANOSENSORS

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. A device comprising:a plurality of micro-needles, each having a base end and a tip;
a planar optically transparent substrate directly attached to the base ends of the micro-needles, wherein the substrate can attach to an external skin surface such that the micro-needles penetrate into the skin;
nanoparticles associated with the micro-needles, the nanoparticles having an optically detectable label for interacting with a target analyte present in interstitial fluid; and
water-soluble adhesive material for attaching the base ends of the micro-needles to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,980,151

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMISSION ON UNLICENSED SPECTRUM IN UE AND BASE STATION

Shanghai Langbo Communica...

1. A method for transmission on an unlicensed spectrum in a UE, comprising:Step A: receiving a higher layer signaling to obtain S and V, wherein the S is L configuration information, the V is N logical information, each of the configuration information comprises a carrier index and a working frequency band, and each of the logical information comprises at least one of the following:
a carrier logical index;
an antenna information, wherein the antenna information comprises a transmission mode; and
a cross carrier information, wherein the cross carrier information comprises a serving cell index;
Step B: receiving a first DCI, wherein the first DCI comprises a virtual index, a physical index and a scheduling information, and the scheduling information comprises a DMRS cyclic shift indication; and
Step C: transmitting a first uplink data from the working frequency band of a first configuration information in a given sub frame according to the scheduling information of the first DCI;
wherein, the first DCI complies with a configuration of a first logical information, the first logical information is that one logical information of the V with the carrier logical index being equal to the virtual index of the first DCI; all the working frequency bands of the S belong to the unlicensed spectrum, the L is a positive integer, the N is a positive integer not greater than L, and the first configuration information is that one configuration information of the S with the carrier index being equal to the physical index of the first DCI.

US Pat. No. 9,979,307

CONTROL CIRCUITS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING OUTPUT VOLTAGES USING MULTIPLE AND/OR ADJUSTABLE REFERENCE VOLTAGES

ASTEC INTERNATIONAL LIMIT...

1. A method of regulating an output voltage of a switched mode power supply having a variable input voltage and at least one power switch, the method comprising:generating a control signal for the at least one power switch of said switched mode power supply using a reference voltage, the control signal having a duty cycle;
determining if the duty cycle of the control signal is within a defined range; and
in response to determining the duty cycle of the control signal is outside the defined range, adjusting the reference voltage to adjust the duty cycle of the control signal for the at least one power switch of the switched mode power supply.

US Pat. No. 9,979,268

MOTOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A motor comprising:a magnetic circuit unit including a stator in which a coil is wound around a stator core, and a rotor holding a rotor magnet disposed facing the stator core and a sensor magnet for position detection with a rotation shaft in a center;
an electronic circuit unit having a circuit board on which a circuit component including a magnetic detection element is mounted; and
a partition disposed between the magnetic circuit unit and the electronic circuit unit for separating spaces of the magnetic circuit unit and the electronic circuit unit,
wherein
the magnetic detection element disposed on the circuit board aligns with the sensor magnet with the partition in between,
an auxiliary sensor magnet is disposed facing the sensor magnet with the partition and the magnetic detection element in between, and
the auxiliary sensor magnet is fixed and supported by a rotatable auxiliary shaft disposed independent from and coaxial with the rotation shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,978,036

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR UNIT OF USE PRODUCT INVENTORY

Express Scripts Strategic...

1. A system comprising:an inventory surface unit to retain a plurality of products in an unordered state being free of a repeatable logically controlled condition of the plurality of products, wherein the inventory surface unit includes a moveable surface that supports and moves the plurality of products positioned on the moveable surface, the plurality of products in an unordered state including products of varying shapes and sizes and a variety of product types;
an inventory identification unit to acquire information for an orientation and a location of the plurality of products, individually, moving on the moveable surface of the inventory surface unit, the inventory identification unit being disposed above the inventory surface unit, wherein the moveable surface is a continuous surface to repeatedly move one of the plurality of products past the inventory identification unit;
an inventory pick unit adapted to pick an individual product among the plurality of products from the inventory surface unit based on a product orientation and a product location acquired by the inventory identification unit, the inventory pick unit being disposed proximal to the inventory surface unit; and
a control subsystem communicatively connected to the inventory identification unit and the inventory pick unit, the control subsystem being adapted to process the acquired information for the orientation and the location from the inventory identification unit and instruct the inventory pick unit to pick the individual product at the product orientation and the product location, wherein the product location depends on the movement of the moveable surface of the inventory surface unit,
wherein the product orientation is relative to a defined coordinate system and the product location is defined by an angle from an axis of the defined coordinate system centered at a center of rotation of the moveable surface and a radial distance from a center of the defined coordinate system, and
wherein the inventory pick unit includes a programmable pick apparatus and a supplemental image camera connected to the programmable pick apparatus, the programmable pick apparatus including a movable arm and picker attached to an end of the movable arm to pick the individual product from the inventor surface unit, the supplemental image camera being connected to the inventory identification unit to communicate image data to verify a position of the individual product prior to picking and confirm that the programmable picking apparatus has obtained the product after picking.

US Pat. No. 9,977,275

FILTER MODULE COMPRISING FIRST AND SECOND CONDUCTIVE PATTERNS EMBEDDED IN A PATTERNED GROOVED SURFACE OF A COATING LAYER AND TOUCH SCREEN HAVING THE SAME

NANCHANG O-FILM TECH. CO....

1. A filter module, comprising:a substrate, comprising a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface, wherein the first surface is provided with a shielding matrix and a color resister distributed in the shielding matrix, the shielding matrix comprises intersecting grid lines, the grid lines intersect with each other to form square grids, the color resister is received in the grids; and
a conductive layer located on the second surface, wherein the conductive layer comprises first conductive patterns and second conductive patterns, the first conductive patterns and the second conductive patterns are spaced apart from each other to form a sensing structure, the conductive layer is coated with a coating layer;
wherein the first conductive patterns and the second conductive patterns are formed by etching a metal layer attached to the second surface of the substrate,
wherein the coating layer defines a patterned grooved surface on a side of the coating layer adjacent to the second surface, the first conductive patterns and the second conductive patterns being embedded in the patterned grooved surface,
wherein extensions of the coating layer, between grooves of the patterned grooved surface, extend toward the second surface of the substrate, and the extensions extend towards a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD) layer or a Thin Film Transistor (TFT) layer.

US Pat. No. 9,980,340

LINEAR SOLID-STATE LIGHTING WITH ELECTRIC ARC DETECTION AND PREVENTION FREE OF FIRE HAZARD

ALEDDRA INC., Renton, WA...

1. A linear light-emitting diode (LED) tube lamp, comprising:a housing having two ends;
one or more LED arrays disposed between the two ends of the housing;
an LED driving circuit;
two lamp bases respectively connected to the two ends of the housing, each lamp base comprising at least one electrical conductor configured to insert into a respective lamp fixture socket;
at least one rectifier configured to convert an alternate current (AC) voltage to a direct current (DC) voltage; and
an electric arc detection and current control circuit comprising a first derivative circuit coupling the DC voltage from the at least one rectifier, a comparator circuit, a switch control device, and at least one switch controlled by the switch control device to connect or disconnect the electric current return from the LED driving circuit and the one or more LED arrays,
wherein:
when an electric arc is detected, the electric arc detection and current control circuit disconnects an electric current return from the LED driving circuit and the one or more LED arrays to prevent the electric current return from reaching the at least one rectifier; and
when the at least one electrical conductor in each lamp base is inserted into the respective lamp fixture socket without the electric arc, the electric arc detection and current control circuit enables the LED driving circuit to drive the one or more LED arrays to light up.

US Pat. No. 9,978,074

AUTOMATED EXPERIMENT SCHEDULING

CBS Interactive Inc., Ne...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor circuit; and
logic to:
commence collection of a specified number of samples of user responses to multiple versions of a user interface in a test of the multiple versions of the user interface, wherein a sample of a user response comprises an action taken with respect to a version of the user interface;
analyze initial ones of the samples for an occurrence of one of a primacy effect or a newness effect, a primacy effect indicated by a statistically significant decrease, at a change in the user interface, in a desired user response from returning users followed by a longer term rise in occurrences of that desired user response as compared to the initial statistically significant decrease, and a newness effect indicated by a statistically significant increase, at a change in the user interface, in a desired user response from returning users followed by a longer term fall in occurrences of the desired user response as compared to that initial significant increase;
discard the initial ones of the samples based on detection of an occurrence of one of a primacy effect or a newness effect;
employ an alternative statistical analysis to analyze the samples which were not discarded as the samples are collected;
determine whether a proposed version of the multiple versions elicits a statistically significant change in a sampled action over a control version of the multiple versions;
terminate the test before the specified number of samples are collected in response to a statistically significant change over the control version elicited by the proposed version; and
complete collection of the specified number of samples and employ a classical statistical analysis to analyze the samples in response to the proposed version not eliciting the statistically significant change.

US Pat. No. 9,977,532

INPUT APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR INPUT APPARATUS, APPARATUS AND PROGRAM CAUSING COMPUTER TO EXECUTE CONTROL METHOD FOR INPUT

Alps Electric Co., Ltd., ...

1. An input apparatus for inputting information according to a proximity state of an object at a plurality of detection positions, the apparatus comprising:a sensor section including a plurality of detection units each of which detects the proximity state of the object at a group of detection positions, each detection unit generating a combined detection signal by summing a group of detection signals obtained from the group of detection positions, each detection signal having a signal level corresponding to the proximity state detected at the corresponding detection position and a controlled polarity assigned at the corresponding detection position such that the group of detection signals has a polarity pattern formed of a group of controlled polarities;
a processing section including:
a control unit which controls the sensor section such that each of the plurality of detection units generates a group of combined detection signals by setting a group of different polarity patterns for the group of the detection signals and summing the group of the detection signals into the combined detection signal pattern by pattern, such that a number of the resulting combined detection signals forming the group thereof is the same as a number of the detection signals forming the group thereof; and
a signal reproduction unit which reproduces signal levels of the group of detection signals from which the group of combined detection signals are generated in each detection unit, based on the group of combined detection signals generated by the detection unit and the group of the polarity patterns used to generate the group of combined detection signals,
wherein at least one of the plurality of detection units has a number of the detection positions forming the group thereof different from a number of the detection positions forming the group thereof in another detection unit,
wherein the control unit selects the group of the polarity patterns for each of the plurality of detection units such that each polarity pattern has approximately the same number of positive polarities and negative polarities therein,
wherein, in a case where one of the detection units has N detection positions forming the group thereof, and the positive polarity and the negative polarity set to each detection signal are indicated by “1” and “?1”, respectively, the polarity pattern set to the group of detection signals having N detection signals is expressed by a partial matrix formed of a single row having N elements of “1” and “?1”, and the group of the polarity patterns having N polarity patterns is expressed by an N×N matrix formed of N rows of partial matrices,
wherein the signal reproduction unit reproduces the signal levels of the group of the detection signals from which the combined detection signal are generated in each detection unit by performing calculation of a product of an inverse matrix of the N×N matrix, and an N×1 matrix formed of a single column having N elements which are N combined detection signals of the group generated by the detection unit,
wherein in the control unit, the N×N matrix is generated from a Hadamard matrix having N+1 rows and N+1 columns which is formed using a Bailey method, by excluding a row and a column having elements thereof whose summed value has a greatest absolute value among the rows and the columns, respectively, and
wherein the signal reproduction unit includes:
a first signal reproduction section which reproduces first signal levels of the group of detection signals by calculating a product of the inverse matrix and the N×1 matrix;
a second signal reproduction section which reproduces second signal levels of the group of detection signals by calculating a product of an extended inverse matrix which is a matrix obtained by replacing “0” in the inverse matrix with a value having the negative polarity and the N×1 matrix;
an offset calculation section that calculates, as an offset, an average value of differences between the first signal levels and the second signal levels; and
an offset adding section that adds the offset to each of the second signal levels.

US Pat. No. 9,976,734

MODULAR LUMINAIRE ASSEMBLIES

SCHREDER, Brussels (BE)

1. A modular luminaire assembly comprising:at least one luminaire module mountable to at least one other luminaire module, each luminaire module comprising at least one interface formed at an end thereof, each interface having an external surface, the luminaire modules to be mounted to one another comprising complementary interfaces having respective external surfaces, the complementary interfaces being configured for engaging with one another so that their respective external surfaces define a shaped portion; and
at least one module connector for connecting two luminaire modules to be mounted to one another, each module connector having an internal surface shaped to be complementary to the shaped portion formed by the external surfaces of the engaged complementary interfaces;
wherein the module connector is configured to apply pressure in a first direction when the module connector is tightened against the external surfaces of the engaged complementary interfaces; and
wherein the internal surface of the module connector is configured to convert the pressure applied in the first direction to a clamping pressure in a second direction, the second direction being substantially perpendicular to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,976,332

ELECTROMECHANICAL STRUT WITH INTEGRATED FLEX COUPLING AND SLIP DEVICE AND CLUTCH/COUPLING ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. An electromechanical strut for moving a pivotal closure member between an open position and a closed position relative to a motor vehicle body, the electromechanical strut comprising:a housing operably connected to one of the pivotal closure member and motor vehicle body;
a motor disposed in said housing;
a power screw;
a motor gear-assembly operably connecting said motor to said power screw;
an extensible member slidably moveable relative to the housing and the power screw, said extensible member being operably connected to the other of the pivotal closure member and the motor vehicle body;
a drive mechanism operable for converting rotary motion of said power screw into linear motion of said extensible member to move the extensible member between a retracted position relative to the housing and an extended position relative to the housing; and
a clutch/coupling assembly operably coupling the motor-gear assembly to said power screw, wherein said clutch/coupling assembly includes a flex coupling device allowing axial misalignment between said motor gear-assembly and said power screw and a slip component allowing relative rotation between said motor gear assembly and said power screw into a common assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,974,738

DISINTEGRATING PARTICLE COMPOSITION PRODUCED BY TWO-STAGE WET GRANULATION PROCESS, AND INTRAORALLY DISINTEGRATING TABLET CONTAINING SAME COMPOSITION

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for the production of a disintegrative particulate composition including three components consisting of (1) a first disintegrator component having sedimentation volume in water of 4.0 cm3/g or more, (2) a second disintegrator component other than the first disintegrator component, wherein the first and second disintegrator component are not an acid-type carboxylmethylcellulose, and (3) an excipient component,wherein the method comprises:
a first wet granulation step using any two of the three components; and
a second wet granulation step using at least the granules obtained in the first wet granulation step and the other one of the three components which is not used in the first wet granulation step.

US Pat. No. 9,974,666

PROSTHETIC FOOT

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A prosthetic foot, comprising:a base spring having a forefoot region and a heel region;
an adapter, arranged above the base spring, to affix the prosthetic foot to a prosthesis;
a rigid support extending along at least a portion of the base spring from the heel region toward the forefoot region, the rigid support having a rear portion connected to the heel region of the base spring and a front portion movable relative to the base spring;
a frontal support, at an upper end of which the adapter is arranged and a lower end of which is pivotally connected to the front portion of the rigid support;
a fluid damper pivotally connected to the adapter, the fluid damper being pivotally connected to the rear portion of the rigid support, the fluid damper having at least one multi-axially movable joint.

US Pat. No. 9,980,407

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC STRUCTURE PROVIDED WITH ELECTRONIC DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An electronic device comprising:a circuit board including
an insulating substrate,
a wiring arranged at the substrate,
an electronic component mounted at the substrate and electrically connected to the wiring,
at least one through hole which is arranged through the substrate from one surface of the substrate to an opposite surface of the one surface of the substrate, and
a conductive member arranged at a surface of the through hole and electrically connected to the wiring; and the electronic device further comprising:
a sealing resin that seals the electronic component; and
a cap that is mounted at the substrate, and that includes
an annular connection including a part connected to the substrate and
a recess that is recessed from the annular connection, wherein:
the cap is configured such that at least a part of the connection is connected to the substrate to arrange a space communicating with the through hole with the recess facing one of an open end of the one surface of the substrate and an open end of the opposite surface of the one surface of the substrate of the through hole, the cap being sealed integrally with the electronic component by the sealing resin;
a terminal is inserted into the through hole and electrically connected to the wiring;
the cap is mounted at a surface, at which the electronic component is mounted, of the substrate; and
at least the connection of the cap is made of metal for the cap to be mounted at the substrate through a conductive connection member.

US Pat. No. 9,980,276

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION USING A COMMON IDENTIFIER

SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 9,979,173

BUS BAR ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

1. A bus bar assembly, comprising:a first main conductor having first outer edges;
a second main conductor having second outer edges aligned with the first outer edges; and
a plated insulator member (i)provided between the first and second main conductors and (ii) including;
an insulator component formed of a single sheet of dielectric material comprising third outer edges,
a first conductor layer plated on a top surface of the insulator component, and
a second conductor layer plated on a bottom surface of the insulator component, the plated first and second conductor layers preventing a trapping of air with the insulator component,
wherein all outer edges of the first and second conductor layers align with all of the first and second outer edges,
wherein the third outer edges create an overhanging portion of the insulator component extending beyond the first and second outer edges and the outer edges of the first and second conductor layers, and
wherein no air is trapped between the first conductor layer and the top surface of the insulator component, and wherein no air is trapped between the second conductor layer and the bottom surface of the insulator component.

US Pat. No. 9,978,176

SIMPLIFYING SMALL MESH COMPONENTS WITH REDUNDANT BACKS

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, a three-dimensional (3D) polygonal mesh comprising topologically interconnected polyhedral planar facets representing a planar surface approximation of a 3D object, wherein the 3D polygonal mesh comprises a first component and a second component, wherein the first component is topologically isolated from the second component;
casting a ray from a surface of the first component in a direction of a surface normal vector of the surface;
identifying an intersection point of the ray with the second component, wherein the intersection point is closest, among two or more intersection points of the ray with the second component, to a start of the ray;
determining that the intersection point is located on a front surface of the second component;
responsive to determining that a distance between the surface and the intersection point is less than a threshold distance, removing the surface from the first component to produce a simplified component comprising fewer interconnected polyhedral planar facets than the first component.

US Pat. No. 9,978,172

METHOD FOR RECORDING INDIVIDUAL THREE-DIMENSIONAL OPTICAL IMAGES TO FORM A GLOBAL IMAGE OF A TOOTH SITUATION

DENTSPLY SIRONA INC., Yo...

1. A method, comprising the steps of:generating a first 3D model of a first subsection of an upper jaw from a portion of a plurality of three-dimensional optical images;
generating a second 3D model of a second subsection of a lower jaw from another portion of the plurality of three-dimensional optical images;
determining a geometric relationship between the first 3D model and the second 3D model based on
i. a lateral three-dimensional optical image or
ii. a lateral three-dimensional optical image and a contact pattern,
wherein the lateral three-dimensional optical image has an image area which at least partially comprises the first subsection of the upper jaw and at least partially comprises the second subsection of the lower jaw, and
wherein the contact pattern comprises a plurality of contact areas between the upper jaw and lower jaw, and
deforming the first 3D model and/or the second 3D model based on the determined geometric positional relationship, said deforming step including the step of dividing each 3D model into different sections which are connected to each other by simulated spring forces, said simulated spring forces causing the deformation to be evenly distributed to the different sections of each 3D model.

US Pat. No. 9,978,008

TRANSACTION CARD HAVING INTERNAL MAGNETIC STRIPE

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A transaction card, comprising:a curved card frame having a card inlay and a card housing;
the card inlay comprising a first recessed portion;
the card housing comprising a second recessed portion disposed adjacent to the first recessed portion;
the first recessed portion and the second recessed portion together forming a pocket;
a curved magnetic stripe disposed within the pocket; and
a stripe indicator disposed on an exterior surface of the card frame.

US Pat. No. 9,977,203

PHOTOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE AND ACTIVE FIBER-OPTIC CABLE

HOSIDEN CORPORATION, Osa...

1. A photoelectric conversion module including only one of an optical transmitter and a photoreceptor, the module comprising:a substrate;
a photoelectric conversion component mounted on the substrate;
a wiring pattern formed on the substrate and electrically connected to the photoelectric conversion component, the wiring pattern including a power source line for supplying power to the photoelectric conversion component;
a shield cover for covering the photoelectric conversion component; and
a first filter inserted into the power source line in series for canceling noise on the power source line,
wherein the first filter is covered with the shield cover,
wherein the photoelectric conversion component has only one of a function of converting an electric signal to an optical signal in the optical transmitter and a function of converting an optical signal to an electric signal in the photoreceptor, and
wherein the shield cover is mounted on the substrate and is made of metal, thereby preventing noise from the outside from adversely affecting the photoelectric conversion component or preventing noise from the inside from radiating to the outside,
wherein the wiring pattern includes a grounding line for grounding the photoelectric conversion component, the module further comprises a second filter inserted into the grounding line in series, and the second filter is covered with the shield cover for canceling noise on the grounding line.

US Pat. No. 9,977,007

BUBBLE SIZE DETERMINATION BASED ON BUBBLE STIFFNESS

CIDRA CORPORATE SERVICES,...

1. Apparatus comprising:a sensor combination configured to: sense a force imparted on a concrete mixture and a response to the force imparted, and provide signaling containing information about a stiffness of the concrete mixture based upon the force and the response to the forced imparted; and
at least one signal processor and at least one memory including computer program code configured to cause the apparatus at least to:
receive signaling, and
determine corresponding signaling containing information about an average bubble size of gas contained in the concrete mixture, based at least partly on the signaling received.

US Pat. No. 9,975,983

BIO-REDUCIBLE SELF-ASSEMBLED LIQUID CRYSTALLINE BLOCK COPOLYMER FOR DRUG DELIVERY

University of Connecticut...

1. A copolymer comprising:a first block, which is of formula:

and a second block, which is of formula:

wherein
m is an integer about 3 to about 500;
A is independently selected from the group consisting of polyacrylate, polymethacrylate, polynorbonene, polycyclopentene, polycyclooctene, polysiloxane, polyester, and polypeptide, or combinations thereof;
R1 is a steroid moiety optionally comprising a linker R11;
R2 is polyalkylene oxide, polyester, or polypeptide moiety; and
R3 is a disulfide linker moiety.

US Pat. No. 9,974,743

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DELIVERY OF A MEDICAMENT

Philip Morris Products S....

17. A device for delivering nicotine to a subject, the device comprising a housing, the housing comprising:a) an inlet and an outlet in communication with each other and adapted so that a gaseous carrier may pass into the housing through the inlet, through the housing and out of the housing through the outlet, the device comprising in series from inlet to outlet:
b) a first internal area in communication with the inlet, the first internal area comprising a delivery enhancing compound source, the delivery enhancing compound source comprising a 2-keto carboxylic acid;
c) a second internal area in communication with the first internal area, the second internal area comprising a nicotine source,
i) the nicotine source comprising nicotine base and an electrolyte forming compound, both in an aqueous solution, wherein the electrolyte forming compound comprises an alkali metal hydroxide, and the nicotine base and the electrolyte forming compound are present at a weight ratio of 10:20 to 10:125; and
d) optionally, a third internal area in communication with the second internal area and the outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,974,587

PZT TRANSDUCER-HORN INTEGRATED ULTRASONIC DRIVING STRUCTURE

DALIAN UNIVERSITY OF TECH...

1. A PZT transducer-horn integrated ultrasonic driving structure, comprising a nut, a bolt, a left PZT circular stack, a flange, a right PZT truncated stack and a horn, characterized in that the horn, the right PZT truncated stack, the flange and the left PZT circular stack are arranged in sequence and connected via the bolt and then fastened via the nut, the right PZT transducer is a truncated cone-shaped stack formed by PZT circular plates, and the right PZT transducer and the horn are integrated to form the ultrasonic driving structure;wherein the dimension of PZT on two sides of the flange and the horn needs to meet the requirements for ultrasonic vibration node and antinode, according to the requirements, the dimension of round contour of the PZT circular stack is reduced, and the dimension of round contour of the flange is reduced, so that the thickness of the PZT truncated stack is increased and the thickness of the flange stack is increased.

US Pat. No. 9,980,406

ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT COMPRISING ELECTRONIC CARDS

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. An electrical equipment, in particular for aircraft, comprising:a fixed frame having a front and delimiting at least one storage compartment having a front opening which is formed through the front, and
a pivoting frame having a front, mounted to pivot on the fixed frame to occupy a storage position in which the pivoting frame is placed inside the at least one storage compartment of the fixed frame and an accessibility position in which the pivoting frame extends through the front opening of the at least one storage compartment,
the pivoting frame delimiting at least one reception space having at least one access opening, situated behind the front of the pivoting frame, for the introduction of electronic cards into the at least one reception space and their removal when the pivoting frame is in the accessibility position in which the at least one access opening is situated in front of the front opening of the at least one storage compartment,
the pivoting frame being provided with electrical connectors coupleable to electrical connectors of the electronic cards introduced into the at least one reception space,
wherein the pivoting frame is provided with at least one additional electronic card having an electrical connector that is coupleable to an electrical connector of the electronic cards introduced into the at least one reception space.

US Pat. No. 9,980,329

LIGHT EMITTING DIODE (LED) TUBE LAMP

Jiaxing Super Lighting El...

1. An LED tube lamp, comprising:a lamp tube comprising a light transmissive portion and a reinforcing portion;
a light strip disposed inside the lamp tube and on the reinforcing portion;
a plurality of LED light sources mounted on the light strip; and
a power supply module comprising a plurality of electronic components configured to drive the LED light sources,
wherein, at least one of the plurality of electronic components is disposed on the reinforcing portion,
wherein, a rectifying circuit, a filtering circuit and an over voltage protection circuit are formed by interconnecting the plurality of electronic components,
wherein the filtering circuit is coupled to the rectifying circuit and is configured to receive a rectified signal from the rectifying circuit, and
wherein the over voltage protection circuit is coupled to the filtering circuit for detecting a filtered signal, and the over voltage protection circuit is configured to clamp the filtered signal when determining that the filtered signal is higher than a predefined over voltage protection value.

US Pat. No. 9,979,013

ELECTRODE MATERIAL, PASTE, ELECTRODE PLATE, AND LITHIUM ION BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. An electrode material comprisingolivine-structured particles of the formula LiMnPO4, containing Fe on surfaces thereof, that are coated with a carbon coating film,
wherein an abundance of Fe is 0.03 to 0.1 mol with respect to 1 mol of LiMnPO4, and
an abundance ratio (Fe/(Fe+Mn) of Fe on surfaces of the LiMnPO4 particles is 0.08 to 0.227.

US Pat. No. 9,978,818

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF DISPLAY PANEL

SHANGHAI TIANMA AM-OLED C...

1. A display panel, comprising:a substrate;
a planarization layer disposed on the substrate;
a pixel definition layer disposed on the planarization layer, with a plurality of pixel regions being defined in the pixel definition layer, wherein the plurality of pixel regions include a red pixel region, a blue pixel region and a green pixel region; and
an organic common layer disposed on the pixel regions and the pixel definition layer;
wherein a recess is disposed in a portion of the pixel definition layer between adjacent pixel regions, the organic common layer partially covers the recess, and the recess encloses the green pixel region.

US Pat. No. 9,978,265

MODULAR GARAGE DOOR OPENER

TTI (MACAO COMMERCIAL OFF...

1. A modular garage door opener system comprising:an accessory device including a first electronic processor, a first memory, and a load that is controllable by the first electronic processor;
a garage door opener including a motor configured to drive a garage door to open and close, an accessory port, a second memory, and a second electronic processor, the accessory port configured to be removably coupled to the accessory device such that the accessory device is in electrical communication with the accessory port;
wherein the second electronic processor is coupled to the second memory and is configured to execute instructions stored in the second memory to
receive new status data from the accessory device indicating a change in a status of the accessory device to a new status,
send the new status data to a remote server to update an accessory data set,
receive new settings data from the remote server indicating a requested change in a setting of the accessory device, and
send the new settings data to the accessory device to update the setting of the accessory device and, thereby, control the load of the accessory device.

US Pat. No. 9,976,098

METHOD FOR PREPARING HIGH-QUALITY LUBRICANT FROM BIOMASS-DERIVED FATTY ACID

SK INNOVATION CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a lubricant base oil from a biomass-derived fatty acid, comprising:a) providing biomass-derived mixed fatty acids;
b) decarbonylating the mixed fatty acids to produce mixed olefins, wherein a double bond is formed at an alpha position in the mixed olefins, and the double bond is shifted toward the center of carbon chains to produce internal olefins;
c) oligomerizing the mixed olefins to produce an olefinic lubricant base oil; and
d) performing hydrogenation to remove olefins in the olefinic lubricant base oil,
wherein the step b) is carried out in presence of a transition metal-chelate catalyst, the transition metal being one or more selected from transition metals in Groups 8 to 10 on Periodic Table, a chelator being a phosphine ligand,
wherein the transition metal-chelate catalyst contains triphenylphosphine or diphenyl phosphine-C4˜7 paraffin as a chelator, and further either or both of CO and halogen as a ligand, and an acid anhydride is introduced to a reaction system during the decarbonylation under a CO or N2 atmosphere,
wherein olefins in the mixed olefins of step b) are fewer by one in the number of carbon atoms than corresponding fatty acids in the mixed fatty acids of step a).

US Pat. No. 9,975,991

HIGHLY HEAT-RESISTANT AND HIGHLY TRANSPARENT POLYCARBONATE ESTER, AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a bio-based polycarbonate ester comprising:(1) subjecting a compound of Formula 2 and phenol to a transesterification or esterification reaction to obtain a compound of Formula 3; and
(2) subjecting the compound of Formula 3 obtained in (1), a compound of Formula 4, and 1,4:3,6-dianhydrohexitol to a polycarbonate melt polycondensation reaction to prepare a polycarbonate ester consisting of a repeating unit of Formula 1:

wherein, in Formula 1, x satisfies 0 in Formula 2, R is methyl or hydrogen, and
in Formula 4, R1 and R2 are each independently an aliphatic group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms or an aromatic group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may have an optional substituent, and
wherein the ratio of cis/trans cyclohexanedicarboxylate unit is 20/80% to 80/20% in the repeating unit of Formula 1.

US Pat. No. 9,975,680

RE-SEALABLE PACKAGES WITH INDEPENDENTLY PEELABLE LIDDING MEMBER PORTIONS

SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.,...

1. A package comprising:a base member defining a compartment, the base member comprising a sealing surface formed by an inner flange and an outer flange, wherein the sealing surface defines a channel between the inner flange and the outer flange, and wherein the outer flange defines an exterior edge; and
a lidding member configured to cover the compartment, the lidding member comprising a first layer and a second layer laminated to the first layer via an adhesive layer, wherein the adhesive layer comprises at least a pressure sensitive adhesive (PSA) in a perimeter region of the lidding member aligned with the outer flange,
wherein, upon initial peeling of the lidding member away from the base member, an adhered portion of the first layer aligned with the channel is configured to be peeled away with the second layer while an independently peelable portion of the first layer aligned with the compartment is configured to separate from the second layer and remain attached to the inner flange of the sealing surface of the base member to maintain the compartment in a sealed configuration,
wherein the independently peelable portion of the first layer is configured to be peeled away from the inner flange of the sealing surface of the base member independently of the adhered portion of the first layer to provide access to the compartment subsequent to peeling away of the second layer, and
wherein the lidding member is configured to be re-sealable to at least the outer flange of the sealing surface of the base member via the PSA in the perimeter region of the lidding member to re-close the compartment for storing items therein.

US Pat. No. 9,974,572

ADJUSTABLE-ANGLE SPINAL FIXATION ELEMENT

Medos International Sarl,...

1. A spinal fixation system, comprising:a spinal fixation device comprising:
a first elongate member;
a second elongate member; and
a pivot joint movably coupling the first and second elongate members, the pivot joint comprising:
a first connector of the first elongate member and a second connector of the second elongate member, the first connector and the second connector being pivotally connected;
a pin that extends through each of the first and second connectors, the pin having a central axis about which at least one of the first and second connectors rotates and which extends perpendicular to longitudinal axes of the first and second elongate members; and
a threaded locking screw received in the pivot joint to restrict relative movement between the first and second elongate members,
wherein the first and second elongate members are biocompatible, internally implantable spinal rods; and
a plurality of spinal anchors adapted to mate to at least one of the first and second elongate members.

US Pat. No. 9,974,551

SURGICAL TEMPLATES

Xiros Limited, Leeds (GB...

1. A method of preparing a femur to receive a prosthetic knee using an assembly comprising at least one tool guide comprising at least one guide aperture for receiving and guiding a tool to work on the femur, and a patient-specific component comprising a plurality of locating members, each member having a respective bone-engaging surface adapted to conform to a respective portion of a predetermined surface of the femur, wherein the tool guide is secured in a fixed position with respect to the patient-specific component, the tool guide being formed of metal and the patient-specific component being formed of a polymeric material, the at least one guide aperture comprising a saw guide slot, the patient-specific component comprising a plurality of bores and a plurality of metal sleeves lining the bores, the method comprising:mounting the assembly on the femur such that the member bone-engaging surfaces are secured in a fixed position with respect to each other, and engage different respective portions of the surface of the femur, the at least one guide aperture is secured in a fixed position with respect to the bone-engaging surfaces, and the bone-engaging surfaces of the locating members conform to said predetermined surface;
inserting first and second pins through respective metal sleeves and into non-articular surfaces of the femur to secure the assembly in place against the femur;
drilling first and second locating holes in an articular surface of the femur with a drill inserted through metal drill guides on the assembly;
inserting a saw through the saw guide slot and cutting off a portion of the articular surface of the femur with the saw to form a first, flat surface on the end of the femur;
removing the assembly from the femur;
mounting another tool guide on the first flat surface of the femur by inserting locating protrusions of the another tool guide into the locating holes; and
using the another tool guide to perform further work on the femur, wherein performing further work on the femur comprises inserting a saw through a saw guide slot of the another tool guide and cutting off another portion of the femur to form a second flat surface on the femur.

US Pat. No. 9,980,102

EVENT-BASED RESPONDER DISPATCH

TASER International, Inc....

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having instructions embodied thereon for managing a plurality of responders, wherein each responder of the plurality of responders has a respective computing device, wherein the instructions, in response to execution by a dispatch computing device, cause the dispatch computing device to:determine that the computing devices of the plurality of responders are located in proximity to a location or event in accordance with location information received via electronic communication from each computing device of the plurality of responders;
receive from each computing device indicia of at least one of an agency associated with the respective computing device, an agency associated with the responder that has the respective computing device, a seniority of the responder that has the respective computing device, and a nature of the event;
determine a hierarchy of the plurality of responders in accordance with the indicia from each computing device and the determination that the computing devices of the plurality of responders are located in proximity to the location or event;
transmit a message to each computing device of the plurality of responders, the message includes indicia of the hierarchy; and
establish a communication link between the computing devices of the plurality of responders, wherein the computing devices of the plurality of responders are configured to communicate with each other via the communication link in accordance with the hierarchy.

US Pat. No. 9,979,972

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RATE CONTROL ACCURACY IN VIDEO ENCODING AND DECODING

Thomson Licensing DTV, (...

1. An apparatus comprising:a video encoder for encoding image data using rate control in which a quantization level is a function of a sum of a first quantity and a rounding offset, wherein the first quantity is inversely proportional to a quantization step size, wherein the rate control includes iterative calculations in which the quantization step size is kept constant for all pictures of the image data being encoded and for each picture of the image data being encoded the rounding offset is adjusted iteratively until a specified bitrate accuracy is met or a maximum number of iterations is reached, all macroblocks of a given picture of the image data being encoded are encoded using the adjusted rounding offset for the given picture.

US Pat. No. 9,979,530

INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION ARCHITECTURE SELECTION

VODAFONE IP LICENSING LIM...

1. A method for selecting a mode of service delivery to a mobile terminal using carrier aggregation across first and second base stations of a cellular network, the selecting being based on one or more of:a parameter of the service; and
a parameter of the network architecture,
wherein the selecting is from a set of modes comprising:
a first mode, in which the first base station uses a first carrier to deliver a first bearer of the service to the mobile terminal and the second base station uses a second carrier to deliver a second bearer of the service to the mobile terminal; and
a second mode, in which the first base station uses a first carrier to deliver a first portion of a bearer of the service to the mobile terminal and the second base station uses a second carrier to deliver a second portion of the bearer of the service to the mobile terminal,
wherein the parameter of the service comprises a quality of service requirement,
wherein the quality of service requirement indicates a maximum delay tolerance of the service, the step of selecting comprising selecting the first mode when the maximum delay tolerance of the service is less than a threshold level.

US Pat. No. 9,979,319

THREE-PHASE THREE-LEVEL INVERTER WITH ACTIVE VOLTAGE BALANCE

Toshiba International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a direct current (DC) connection comprising a DC power source, a first and a second terminal coupled to the DC power source, a first at least one and a second at least one capacitor connected in series between the first and the second terminals, and connected to each other at a common node;
an inverter coupled to the DC connection, the inverter including three phases of at least one switching device, each phase of at least one switching device coupled to a different output terminal of the inverter, wherein each phase of at least one switching device is individually operable in one of a first mode, a second mode, and a third mode, and wherein the inverter is characterized by a plurality of switching states corresponding to all possible combinations of the first mode, the second mode, and the third mode in which the three phases of switching devices can operate simultaneously; and
a controller coupled to the switching devices, wherein the controller is operable to generate a plurality of switching signals corresponding to a subset of switching states from the plurality of switching states based, at least in part, on the common mode voltages associated with the plurality of switching states, and
wherein the controller selects sequences of switching states based on at least one of the voltage across at least one of the first at least one capacitor and the voltage across the second at least one capacitor.

US Pat. No. 9,978,789

IMAGE-SENSING DEVICE

VISERA TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. An image-sensing device, comprising:a semiconductor substrate comprising a photo-sensing element;
a passive layer disposed over the semiconductor substrate; and
a light-collecting element disposed over the passive layer, comprising:
a first loop having a first width;
a second loop surrounding the first loop, having a second width that is less than the first width;
a third loop surrounding the first and second loops, having a third width that is less than the second width, wherein the light-collecting element aligns with the photo-sensing element, and the first, second, and third loops are made of different materials having different refractive indices.

US Pat. No. 9,978,713

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND WIRE BONDING APPARATUS

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:a wire tail forming step of forming a wire loop between a first bonding point and a second bonding point with a bonding tool, and then cutting a portion of a wire extending from a tip of the bonding tool, to thereby form a wire tail at the tip of the bonding tool; and
a wire tail bending step of bending the wire tail so as to direct a tip of the wire tail upward by descending the bonding tool toward the second bonding point with the wire loop formed thereat and pressing the wire tail against a portion of the wire loop located above the second bonding point.

US Pat. No. 9,978,547

BATTERY POWERED KEYPAD ASSEMBLY

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A battery powered control device configured to be mounted on a vertical surface, comprising:a front housing cover comprising:
a vertical wall comprising a first opening,
a peripheral wall traversely extending from a periphery and a rear surface of the vertical wall to a terminal end, and
a bezel frame traversely extending from a front surface of the vertical wall and comprising a front bezel wall surrounded by a peripheral bezel wall traversely extending from the first opening to the front bezel wall, the front bezel wall comprises a second opening aligned with and smaller than the first opening;
a button assembly comprising at least one button, wherein the button assembly is located within the bezel frame with the at least one button protruding through the second opening in the bezel frame;
a circuit board located within the bezel frame behind the button assembly; and
a rear housing plate mounted within the front housing cover such that a periphery of the rear housing plate fits within and is surrounded by the peripheral wall of the front housing cover, wherein the rear housing plate comprises a platform wall transversely extending from a front surface of the housing plate into the bezel frame, wherein the platform wall abuts a rear surface of the circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,978,470

IMMOBILIZATION OF ORGANIC RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE LIQUID WASTE IN A COMPOSITE MATRIX

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

1. A method for immobilizing non-aqueous liquid radioactive waste, the method comprising:a) mixing the liquid waste with polymer to convert the liquid waste to a non liquid waste;
b) contacting the non-liquid waste with sulfur to create a mixture;
c) heating the mixture for a time and at a temperature to form homogeneous, chemically stable solid phase; and
compressing the chemically stable solid phase into a final waste monolith wherein the mixture is in step c subjected to temperatures below the flash point of the liquid radioactive waste.

US Pat. No. 9,978,112

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL WATERMARKING

MorphoTrust USA, LLC, Bi...

1. A computer-implemented method for reading an identification document, the method comprising:receiving, at a mobile device, data encoding a first digital watermark occupying a first region on the identification document for visual presentation on a display of the mobile device;
extracting a first portion of personally identifiable information encoded by a spatial luminance pattern associated with the first digital watermark;
receiving, at the mobile device, data encoding a second digital watermark occupying a second region on the identification document for visual presentation on the display of the mobile device, the first region and the second region sharing a common overlap area while also occupying non-overlapping areas on the identification document;
extracting a second portion of the same personally identifiable information as encoded by a spatial chrominance distribution associated with the second digital watermark; and
validating the identification document based on the first portion of personally identifiable information and the second portion of personally identifiable information.

US Pat. No. 9,976,826

KINETIC MAGAZINE LOADER

Vista Outdoor Operations ...

1. An apparatus for loading cartridges into a magazine, comprising:a setting mechanism comprising a sleeve and a body, the sleeve comprising a plurality of sleeve wall portions defining a sleeve cavity, the sleeve cavity configured to receive an upper portion of the magazine, the sleeve cavity extending along a magazine insertion and withdrawal axis;
the body slidingly disposed about the sleeve so that the body and the sleeve can slide relative to one another along a sliding axis, the sliding axis extending in upward and downward directions, the body translating between an upper position and a lower position along the sliding axis, the body comprising a plurality of body wall portions, the plurality of body wall portions defining an interior volume of the body;
the setting mechanism further comprising a setting tool and a link;
a first end of the setting tool being pivotally coupled to the sleeve for rotation of the setting tool with respect to the sleeve about a first axis;
a second end of the setting tool being pivotally coupled to a first end of the link for relative rotation between the setting tool and the link about a second axis;
a second end of the link being pivotally coupled to the body for rotation of the link with respect to the body about a third axis;
wherein when the body translates upwardly with respect to the sleeve, the setting tool rotates about the first axis and a cartridge engagement portion of the setting tool swings inwardly in a cartridge insertion motion as the body translates between the lower position and the upper position.

US Pat. No. 9,976,701

TANK

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. A tank for storing a cryogenic liquid, comprising:at least one collecting container with an upper region and a lower region for accommodating the cryogenic liquid;
at least one arrangement for feeding and discharging liquids; and
at least one arrangement for feeding and discharging gases; and
at least one frame structure made of a thermal insulation material,
wherein the frame structure has a frame with a transverse rib and a foil made of a thermal insulation material, wherein the foil is sewed on a fabric and the fabric is enclosed on both sides by the foil.

US Pat. No. 9,975,570

VELOCITY SIGNAL FILTER WITH REDUCED LAG

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A method of calculating a motor velocity in an electric power steering system, the method comprising:receiving, with a processor, a first set of plurality of motor position signals from a motor position sensor of the electric power steering system, each of the motor position signal from the first set indicating a position of a motor of the electric power steering system at a respective instance of time from a first duration;
receiving, with the processor, a second set of plurality of motor position signals from the motor position sensor, each of the motor position signal from the second set indicating a position of the motor at a respective instance of time from a second duration;
calculating, with the processor, a plurality of angle differences based on the first set of motor position signals and the second set of motor position signals, by calculating a difference between corresponding values from the first set of motor position signals and the second set of motor position signals;
filtering the motor position signals by performing, with the processor, a linear regression analysis on the plurality of angle differences to determine a predicted angle difference, the filtering performed after calculating the plurality of angle differences between the first set of motor position signals and the second set of motor position signals;
calculating, with the processor, a motor velocity based on the predicted angle difference; and
controlling, with the processor, the electric power steering system based on the calculated motor velocity.

US Pat. No. 9,975,455

RELEASE LEVER COUNTERWEIGHT

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. A counterweighted release lever for a vehicle seat back release mechanism, wherein the release lever includes a counterweight providing sufficient weight to move a center of mass of the release lever towards a release lever pivot point disposed adjacent to the counterweight, and wherein the counterweight comprises a bracket portion configured for attaching the counterweight to a position adjacent to the release lever pivot point.

US Pat. No. 9,980,352

WIRELESS LIGHT PAIRING, DIMMING AND CONTROL

Kortek Industries Pty Ltd...

1. A system for controlling a light in a residential or commercial location through a wireless communications link with a personal controller, the personal controller having a processor, a user interface, and a wireless communications transceiver, said system comprising:at least one lighting module, said lighting module including a microcontroller and a wireless communications control module having an aerial and a radio transceiver, said lighting module being configured to vary power to the light connected to said lighting module; and
a system administrator device including a microcontroller and a wireless communications module operable for wireless communication with the personal controller and with said lighting module, said wireless communications module including circuitry configured to communicate with the personal controller with a peer-to-peer communications link, said circuitry being configured to communicate with said lighting module with a wireless network communications link, said microcontroller of said system administrator device being configured to operate said wireless communications module of said system administrator device in more than one mode, said microcontroller of said system administrator device being configured to operate said wireless communications module of said system administrator device in a first mode with the peer-to-peer communications link, said microcontroller of said system administrator device being configured to operate said wireless communications module of said system administrator device in a second mode with a non-peer-to-peer communications link, said microcontroller of said system administrator device being configured to change from the first mode to the second mode upon receiving instructions from the personal controller for said wireless communications module to operate in the second mode.

US Pat. No. 9,980,335

CONTROL DEVICE HAVING BUTTONS WITH MULTIPLE-LEVEL BACKLIGHTING

LUTRON ELECTRONICS CO., I...

1. A control device comprising:a first button, a second button, and a third button;
a first light source, a second light source, and a third light source, wherein the first, second, and third light sources are configured to illuminate at least a portion of a respective one of the first, second, and third buttons; and
a control circuit responsive to actuations of the first, second, and third buttons, and electrically coupled to the first, second, and third light sources, the control circuit configured to:
illuminate the first light source to a first source illumination intensity to illuminate the first button to approximately a first surface illumination intensity;
illuminate the third light source to a second source illumination intensity to illuminate the third button to approximately a second surface illumination intensity, where the second source illumination intensity is less than the first source illumination intensity and the second surface illumination intensity is less than the first surface illumination intensity; and
illuminate the second light source to a third source illumination intensity to illuminate the second button to approximately the second surface illumination intensity;
wherein the second source illumination intensity is greater than the third source illumination intensity in part because the second button is closer than the third button to indicia on the first button.

US Pat. No. 9,980,248

METHOD FOR DEVICE TO ACCESS NETWORK, ACCESS POINT, NETWORK ACCESS DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A method for a device to access a Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) network comprising:generating, by an access point in the Wi-Fi network, a broadcast frame including information that specifying an X number of bits of a media access control (MAC) address and specifying values of the X number of bits of the MAC address, wherein the information is capable of being used by a network access device receiving the broadcast frame to determine whether values of the network address device's MAC address match the values of the X number of bits; and
broadcasting, by the access point, the broadcast frame, to enable a targeted network access device to initiate a network access procedure with the access point, wherein the targeted network access device is a network access device which receives the broadcast frame and values of the X number of bits of the MAC address of the targeted network access device match those specified in the broadcast frame, and the network access procedure is initiated before the target network access device is associated with the access point;
wherein X is an integer equal to or greater than 1 and X is smaller than a number of the bits of the MAC address.

US Pat. No. 9,979,306

PHASE FEED-FORWARD CONTROL FOR OUTPUT VOLTAGE AC LINE RIPPLE SUPPRESSION IN DIGITAL POWER SUPPLY

Flex Ltd., Singapore (SG...

1. A power supply comprising:a. a first stage boost converter configured to convert an input AC voltage to an output DC voltage and to perform power factor correction, wherein the first stage boost converter comprises a PFC digital controller configured to sense a PFC output current and a PFC output voltage, to determine a phase difference between the PFC output current and the PFC output voltage, and to generate and output a digital signal signifying the determined phase difference;
b. a second stage isolated converter coupled to the first stage boost convert and configured to receive as input the PFC output voltage and to output a DC output voltage, wherein the second stage isolated converter includes a DC-DC digital controller configured to sense the DC output voltage and to regulate the DC output voltage; and
c. a low speed optical coupler coupled to the PFC digital controller and the DC-DC digital controller to receive as input the digital signal output from the PFC digital controller and to provide as output the digital signal to the DC-DC digital controller, wherein the DC-DC digital controller is further configured to provide AC voltage ripple suppression using a phase compensation determined according to the digital signal.

US Pat. No. 9,979,086

MULTIBAND ANTENNA ASSEMBLIES

Laird Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A multiband antenna assembly comprising a printed circuit board having a plurality of elements thereon, the plurality of elements including:a radiating element;
a feed element configured to be operable as a feeding point for the multiband antenna assembly;
a shorting element configured to be operable for electrically shorting the radiating element to ground; and
a matching element;
whereby the antenna assembly is operable within at least a first frequency range and a second frequency range different than the first frequency range without requiring any matching lump components coupled to the printed circuit board;
wherein:
the multiband antenna assembly is configured to be mountable to a surface of a vehicle, machine, or building such that the radiating element on the printed circuit board is vertical and/or perpendicular relative to a ground plane defined by the surface; and
the multiband antenna assembly is coupled to a NMO connector structure; and
the multiband antenna assembly is configured to be omnidirectional at horizon parallel to the ground plane; and
the multiband antenna assembly is configured to be omnidirectional in the azimuth plane, phi zero degree plane, and phi ninety degree plane and have a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) less than two within at least the first frequency range and the second frequency range; and
the printed circuit board includes opposite first and second sides, the first and second sides including stepped trace portions of a ground of the printed circuit board; and
the printed circuit board includes one or more plated thru holes for electrically connecting the stepped trace portions on the opposite first and second sides, respectively of the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 9,979,006

BATTERY PACK INCLUDING DRAINAGE SYSTEM HAVING FLOATING BODY TO CLOSE DRAINAGE HOLE

SK INNOVATION CO., LTD., ...

1. A battery pack including a drainage system, comprising:a battery pack case;
a drainage hole formed in a bottom side of the battery pack case, water inside the battery pack case being drained through the drainage hole; and
the drainage system attached to the bottom side of the battery pack case,
wherein the drainage system comprises: a body having an opened side, the opened side being attached to the bottom side of the battery pack case; a floating body accommodated inside of the body; and one or more holes formed in surfaces other than the opened side of the body, and
wherein the floating body is configured to float and close the drainage hole when water is introduced inside the drainage system through the one or more holes of the body, and the floating body has an area larger than an area of the drainage hole and is made of a material having a density lower than a density of water,
wherein the body further includes a guide part including a single rod penetrating the floating body in a vertical direction for guiding a movement of the floating body relatively to the single rod inside the drainage system.

US Pat. No. 9,978,788

PHOTOSENSITIVE MODULE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

XINTEC INC., Taoyuan (TW...

1. A method for forming a photosensitive module, comprising:providing a sensing device, wherein the sensing device comprises:
a substrate;
a conducting pad on the substrate;
a first opening penetrating the substrate and exposing the conducting pad;
a second opening extending along a sidewall of the substrate and penetrating the substrate;
a redistribution layer in the first opening and electrically connected to the conducting pad; and
a cover plate on the substrate and covering the conducting pad;
removing the cover plate of the sensing device;
bonding the sensing device to a circuit board after the removal of the cover plate, wherein the redistribution layer in the first opening is exposed and faces the circuit board; and
mounting an optical component on the circuit board, wherein the optical component corresponds to the sensing device.

US Pat. No. 9,977,254

CAMERA LENS MODULE

Jahwa Electronics Co., Lt...

1. A camera lens module, comprising:a vibration correction carrier;
a rolling unit disposed in parallel to a direction vertical to an optical axis and configured to support the vibration correction carrier;
a lens barrel carrier disposed on a side opposite the vibration correction carrier based on the rolling unit; and
a base configured to mount the vibration correction carrier and the lens barrel carrier on the base,
wherein the vibration correction carrier is received within the lens barrel carrier and both of the vibration correction carrier and the lens barrel carrier are in contact with the rolling unit,
wherein the lens barrel carrier is configured to perform an auto-focus adjustment movement that accommodates the vibration correction carrier to perform a movement in a plane orthogonal to the optical axis, and
wherein in an autofocus operation, the lens barrel carrier and the vibration correction carrier move in the same direction.

US Pat. No. 9,976,890

VIBRATING FLOWMETER AND RELATED METHODS

Micro Motion, Inc., Boul...

1. A flowmeter (5) including a sensor assembly (10) and a meter electronics (20), comprising:one or more rigid flow tubes (130, 130?);
a drive mechanism (180) coupled to the one or more rigid flow tubes (130, 130?) and oriented to induce a drive mode vibration in the one or more rigid flow tubes (130, 130?);
two or more strain gages (200A-H) coupled to the one or more rigid flow tubes (130, 130?) and oriented to sense at least one of a tension and compression in the one or more rigid flow tubes (130, 130?);
one or more bridge circuits (206, 206?) in electrical communication with the two or more strain gages (200A-H), wherein outputs of the one or more bridge circuits (206, 206?) are proportional to a strain detected by at least one of the two or more strain gages (200A-H).

US Pat. No. 9,976,416

CASING WEAR ESTIMATION

LANDMARK GRAPHICS CORPORA...

1. A method of determining casing wear during drilling operations, the method comprising:receiving, by a computer system from one or more sensors disposed within a drill string, an indication of the drill string's interaction with an inside diameter of a casing during a drilling operation along a first section of a wellbore;
calculating a value indicative of static casing wear caused by interaction of the drill string against the inside diameter of the casing during the drilling operation, based on the received indication;
selecting at least one model from a plurality of models, each model based on a respective cross-sectional wear pattern;
calculating a value indicative of impact casing wear caused by interaction of the drill string against the inside diameter of the casing during the drilling operation, based on the selected model;
combining the value indicative of static casing wear and the value indicative of impact casing wear to determine a value indicative of aggregate casing wear for the first section of the wellbore;
adjusting one or more drilling parameters associated with the drilling operation, based on the value indicative of aggregate casing wear; and
performing the drilling operation along a second section of the wellbore according to the one or more adjusted drilling parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,976,248

WATER SUPPLY ASSEMBLY FOR LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE

ELECTROLUX APPLIANCES AKT...

1. A water supply assembly for a laundry washing machine provided with a detergent drawer which is configured to receive a given amount of detergent, softener or other washing agent and is fitted in an extractable manner into a corresponding drawer housing; the water supply assembly being configured to selectively pour water arriving from a fresh-water supply circuit of the laundry washing machine into the detergent drawer so as to selectively flush the detergent, softener or other washing agent out of the same detergent drawer;the water supply assembly comprising: a water delivery member which forms or is associated to the upper lid of the drawer housing so as to be located above the detergent drawer when said detergent drawer is inserted/recessed into the drawer housing, and a discrete flow-diverter module which is connectable to the fresh-water supply circuit for receiving the fresh water of the water mains and is attached outside the water delivery member at a coupling socket formed on the water delivery member;
the water delivery member being provided, at said coupling socket, with a number of water inlets each separately communicating with a respective water-delivery portion of the water delivery member;
the flow-diverter module, in turn, being provided with a number of main water outlets configured to separately couple each with a respective water inlet of the water delivery member, and being configured to internally accommodate a rotatable flow diverter which is capable of selectively channeling the water entering into the flow-diverter module towards any one of said main water outlets;
the flow-diverter module being furthermore provided with a first main water inlet and with a second auxiliary water inlet both communicating with a water inlet of the rotatable flow diverter for independently channeling the fresh water of the water mains and/or other washing liquid towards a water inlet of the rotatable flow diverter.

US Pat. No. 9,975,181

WORKPIECE CLAMPING DEVICE WITH FACE DRIVER

1. A machine tool device configured to receive a workpiece between two tips, the machine tool device comprising:a plurality of driver elements arranged radially around a central axis of a lower tip for rotary entrainment of the workpiece, wherein each driver element of the plurality of driver elements is adjustably mounted in an axial direction of the workpiece in a lower part of the machine tool device;
wherein each driver element is configured to engage with an end face of the workpiece;
wherein the plurality of driver elements is coupled to an actuator for selective engagement of the driver elements with the end face, wherein the actuator is a tension bolt arranged in an axial direction of the machine tool device; and
wherein each driver element of the plurality of driver elements is further adjustable via an adjusting element.

US Pat. No. 9,975,045

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING SPEED-UP QUEST OFFERS TO USERS DURING IDLE TIME

Electronic Arts Inc., Re...

1. A system configured to speed up game actions requiring a wait time in an online game, the system comprising:one or more physical computer processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
manage user profiles of one or more users of the online game;
execute an instance of an online game, and to implement the instance of the online game to facilitate participation of a user in the online game via a client computing platform, wherein facilitating participation in the online game includes executing actions in the instance of the online game in response to receiving action requests from the user, and wherein execution of the actions are delayed from reception of corresponding action requests by wait times associated with the actions;
effectuate presentation on the client computing platform of speed-up quest offers to the user for wait times that are open, wherein individual ones of the speed-up quest offers correspond to individual quests that, if successfully performed, speed up individual ones of the wait times associated with the actions that correspond to the individual quests, wherein a first speed-up quest offer sets forth a first quest performable by the user in the online game during a first open wait time for an associated first action requested by the user;
detect successful performance of speed-up quests by the user in the online game;
implement speed-ups associated with the speed-up quest offers on corresponding open wait times in the online game in response to successful performance of offered speed-up quests by the user in the online game such that in response to detection of successful performance of the first quest in the online game during the first open wait time, a first speed-up is implemented by reducing the first open wait time.
US Pat. No. 9,975,933

TUMOR TISSUE-PENETRATING PEPTIDE SPECIFIC TO NEUROPILIN AND FUSION PROTEIN HAVING SAME PEPTIDE FUSED THEREIN

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A tumor tissue-penetrating peptide specifically binding to neuropilin, represented by the amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 1 to SEQ ID NO: 4.

US Pat. No. 9,980,409

MOUNTING DEVICE FOR FAN AND FAN ASSEMBLY

ScienBiziP Consulting(She...

1. A mounting device comprising:an enclosure comprising a mounting wall with a hook extending therefrom;
a mounting frame configured to receive a plurality of fans; and
a pivoting member pivotably mounted to the mounting wall;
wherein the pivoting member is pivotable relative to the mounting wall to engage in or disengage from the hook;
the pivoting member is configured such that when the pivoting member is engaged in the hook, the pivoting member secures the mounting frame to the mounting wall, and when the pivoting member is disengaged from the hook, the mounting frame is removable from the mounting wall; and
the enclosure further comprises a bottom wall, and the mounting frame is located between the hook and the bottom wall; the mounting frame comprises a first side plate and two installation plates extending from opposite side edges of the first side plate, and a top edge of one of the two installation plates abuts the hook.

US Pat. No. 9,980,362

FLEXIBLE PLASMA TREATMENT DEVICE AND METHOD FOR TREATING THE SURFACE OF AN OBJECT WITH THE DEVICE

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A flexible plasma treatment device comprising:a layer of flexible dielectric material having an upper surface and a lower surface;
a first flexible electrode completely encapsulated within the layer of dielectric material;
a second flexible electrode mounted to the lower surface of the layer of dielectric material; and
a second layer of flexible electrically insulating material mounted to the lower surface of the layer of flexible dielectric material to expose a first portion of the second electrode and to cover a second portion of the second electrode at the lower surface of the dielectric material layer.

US Pat. No. 9,980,311

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF RESUMING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION VIA INTERTERMINAL COMMUNICATION BETWEEN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINALS

KDDI Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communication terminal connectible to a base station in association with a secondary base station connectible to a secondary wireless communication terminal, comprising:a communication part configured to wirelessly communicate with the base station and to wirelessly communicate with the secondary wireless communication terminal by way of an interterminal communication; and
a controller configured to detect a communication failure with the base station connected thereto so as to resume wireless communication through the secondary wireless communication terminal in a different manner according to a first situation and a second situation,
wherein in the first situation where the secondary wireless communication terminal communicates with the base station, the controller notifies an identification used to wirelessly communicate with the base station to the secondary wireless communication terminal via the interterminal communication so as to resume wireless communication using the identification through the secondary wireless communication terminal communicating with the base station, and
wherein in the second situation where the secondary wireless communication terminal communicates with the secondary base station, the controller resumes wireless communication through the secondary wireless communication terminal according to (i) through (iii),
(i) the controller notifies the identification used to wirelessly communicate with the base station to the secondary wireless communication terminal via the interterminal communication so as to notify the identification to the secondary base station through the secondary wireless communication terminal,
(ii) the secondary base station communicates with the base station via an interstation communication so as to retrieve data identified by the identification from the base station, and
(iii) the communication part receives the data from the secondary base station through the secondary wireless communication terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,980,183

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS IN A CONNECTED ENVIRONMENT

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. A method, comprising:determining that a user within an environment is engaged in a conversation with another participant outside of the environment;
determining, by a processor, characteristics of the environment;
determining devices within the environment that can provide playback of content of the conversation corresponding to the participant or can receive content of the conversation corresponding to the user based on the characteristics of the environment;
providing playback of the content of the conversation corresponding to the participant using a first set of resources of the devices; and
receiving content of the conversation corresponding to the user using a second set of resources of the devices to provide to the participant, the first set of resources and the second set of resources being different.

US Pat. No. 9,980,035

HEADPHONE RETENTION MECHANISM

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A head-mounted display assembly usable with a headphone assembly, comprising:a display housing having a body;
a headphone storage region located on the body; and
a headphone retention mechanism at the headphone storage region, the headphone retention mechanism including a magnetic element configured to releasably retain the headphone assembly against the headphone storage region.

US Pat. No. 9,980,006

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF RECALLING CHANNELS AND REVIEW BUFFER MANAGEMENT

OPENTV, INC., San Franci...

1. A method of enabling a user to cause programming associated with a channel to be presented, the method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, from a mobile device, a command to initiate a function to cycle through a subset of channels accessible at a media device;
in response to receiving the command, determining, by the computing device, whether a currently presented channel that is accessed at the media device is included in the subset of channels;
based on determining that the currently presented channel is not included in the subset of channels, in response to receiving the command, updating, by the computing device, the subset of channels to add the currently presented channel that is accessed at the media device, the adding of the currently presented channel to the subset of channels including replacing a channel included in a rotation stack with the currently presented channel in response to determining the rotation stack is full, wherein the rotation stack corresponds to the subset of channels, wherein determining that the rotation stack is full includes determining that a maximum number of channels have been added to the rotation stack, and
based on determining that the currently presented channel is included in the subset of channels, in response to receiving the command, causing, by the computing device, a further channel included in the subset of channels to be presented at the media device.

US Pat. No. 9,979,862

BUFFERING METHOD FOR VIDEO PLAYING, STORAGE MEDIUM AND DEVICE

UBTECH ROBOTICS CORP., S...

1. A buffering method for video playing, comprising:playing a video according to an amount of video buffer data and a predefined playing threshold, and monitoring a network speed of a stream of the video;
determining whether the network speed meets a predefined condition; and
responsive to the network speed meeting the predefined condition, updating a previously set video buffer depth and the playing threshold according to the network speed;
wherein the step of determining whether the network speed meets a predefined condition, comprises:
determining whether a stuttering in the video stream occurs when receiving video data during buffering video; or
determining whether a stuttering in the video stream occurs when reading video data during playing of the video; and
wherein the step of updating a previously set video buffer depth and the playing threshold according to the network speed comprises:
if a stuttering in the video stream occurs when receiving video data during buffering video or when reading video data during playing of the video, calculating an updated buffer depth and an updated playing threshold based on a duration during which fixed-length video data is played, a duration during which the fixed-length video data is buffered, a duration of a previous stuttering, a duration of a current stuttering, an initial buffer depth and an initial playing threshold, and replacing the initial buffer depth and the initial playing threshold with the updated buffer depth and the updated playing threshold, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,979,316

IMPEDANCE COMPENSATION BASED ON RATIO OF BUS VOLTAGE AND AMPLIFIER FUNDAMENTAL AC OUTPUT VOLTAGE

WITRICITY CORPORATION, W...

1. A method comprising:compensating for impedance changes in a network to energize a load, wherein the network is coupled to an amplifier which has a fundamental AC output voltage that varies with the load impedance of the amplifier, by:
determining a feedback signal from a ratio of a bus voltage and the amplifier fundamental AC output voltage, wherein the bus voltage corresponds to a voltage driving the amplifier and the amplifier fundamental AC output voltage corresponds to a fundamental component of voltage input to a load of the amplifier; and
adjusting impedance of one or more components in the network based on the feedback signal.

US Pat. No. 9,978,499

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING INTEGRATED MAGNETIC COMPONENTS AND LED POWER SUPPLY

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A method for manufacturing an integrated magnetic component on a PCB for an LED power supply circuit, comprising:cutting a material of a PCB baseboard into a size of the integrated magnetic component;
generating iron or cobalt-based soft magnetic thin films using a soft magnetic thin film deposition method or a melt spinning method;
coating the soft magnetic thin films on the inner layer of the PCB baseboard to form a magnetic core;
formulating a pattern on the magnetic core, using either a dry etching or a wet etching method;
after formulating the pattern on the magnetic core, compressing multiple layers of the PCB baseboard;
drilling holes on the PCB baseboard to connect different layers;
inter-connecting an inner and outer PCB baseboard layer;
depositing a layer of copper on an inner side of the holes; and
plating and etching the PCB.

US Pat. No. 9,978,182

TECHNIQUE FOR MORE EFFICIENTLY DISPLAYING TEXT IN VIRTUAL IMAGE GENERATION SYSTEM

MAGIC LEAP, INC., Planta...

1. A method of operating a virtual image generation system, the method comprising:allowing an end user to visualize an object of interest in a three-dimensional scene;
spatially associating a text region within a field of view of the user, wherein the text region is spatially associated with the object of interest;
generating a gesture reference associated with the object of interest;
generating a textual message that identifies at least one characteristic of the object of interest;
streaming the textual message within the text region;
sensing gestural commands from the end user by detecting an angular position of an anatomical part of the end user relative to a plurality of different regions of the gesture reference; and
controlling the streaming of the textual message in response to the sensed gestural commands, wherein the gesture reference is an annular ring surrounding the object of interest, and
wherein a first side of the annular ring forms one of the different regions, and
a second side of the annular ring opposite of the first side of the annular ring forms another one of the different regions.

US Pat. No. 9,978,058

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR A DYNAMIC TRANSACTION CARD

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A dynamic transaction card comprising:a sensor that detects an input of the dynamic transaction card;
an application that is account-provider specific and includes instructions to generate a display upon receiving input from the sensor;
an EMV processor in communication with a microprocessor, wherein the microprocessor receives application data from the application and activates a display component via a display driver;
the display component comprising one or more LED lights, wherein the one or more LED lights generate a barcode using constructive interference to generate an analog wave that is read by a barcode reader, wherein the LED lights are individually driven at different frequencies such that a light wave generated from each LED light constructively interferes with light waves generated by other LED lights, creating one or more spatial light voids in the analog wave;
an energy storage component to power the dynamic transaction card.

US Pat. No. 9,977,709

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR REPAIRING FAULT OF TERMINAL

SHENZHEN TCL NEW TECHNOLO...

1. A method for repairing a fault of a terminal, comprising:acquiring, by the terminal, an error log of the terminal according to fault repairing instructions, and extracting identification information of a corresponding application from the error log, wherein the step of acquiring the error log comprises:
creating a log file according to the fault repairing instructions,
redirecting, in real time, log information generated by the terminal to the log file, and
analyzing the log information in the log file to find out the error log;
when the error log is found out, a timer is started, and after a setting time, the operation of redirecting is stopped;
when the application is a local application, according to the identification information of the local application and a preset top level domain name corresponding to an after sales server of the local application, determining an IP address of the after sales server corresponding to the local application;
sending the error log to the corresponding after sales server according to a preset receiving port and the IP address of the after sales server, and determining, by the after sales server, a solution according to the error log, and feeding back the solution to the terminal; and
performing, by the terminal, operation of repairing the fault of the terminal according to the solution;
after extracting the identification information of the corresponding application from the error log, further comprising:
sending, by the terminal, when the application is a third party application, according to a preset receiving port and an IP address of an after sales server of the third party application, the error log to the after sales server of the third party application.

US Pat. No. 9,977,587

FITNESS OVERLAY AND INCORPORATION FOR HOME AUTOMATION SYSTEM

ECHOSTAR TECHNOLOGIES INT...

1. A method of displaying fitness information with an electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, by the electronic device, audiovisual content via a first input of the electronic device;
providing, by the electronic device, the audiovisual content to a display device communicatively coupled with an output component of the electronic device;
receiving, by the electronic device, fitness information via a second input of the electronic device; and
providing, by the electronic device, the fitness information to the display device via the output component and/or a different output component of the electronic device, wherein the fitness information is provided to the display device overlaying the audiovisual content provided to the display device.

US Pat. No. 9,977,327

PHOTOSENSITIVE COATING COMPOSITION, COATING CONDUCTIVE FILM USING PHOTOSENSITIVE COATING COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR FORMING COATING CONDUCTIVE FILM

KOREA ELECTRONICS TECHNOL...

1. A photosensitive coating composition for fabricating a conductive coating film,the composition comprising:
a conductive nanomaterial, which forms a conductive network;
nanoparticles which have a low electrical conductivity or a low aspect ratio, compared to the conductive nanomaterial;
a photosensitive material;
a binder; and
a solvent,
wherein the conductive nanomaterial is metal nanowires or carbon nanotubes,
wherein the nanoparticles are oxide nanowires, oxide nanoparticles, metal nanoparticles, or carbon nanoparticles, and
wherein the photosensitive material is a polyvinyl alcohol having a photosensitive functional group N-methyl-4 (4?-formylstyryl) pyridinium methosulfate acetal.

US Pat. No. 9,977,161

CURABLE COMPOSITION, CURED ARTICLE OBTAINED THEREFROM, AND PHOTOCHROMIC OPTICAL MATERIAL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

TOKUYAMA CORPORATION, Sh...

1. A curable composition comprising:(1) 100 parts by weight of radically polymerizable monomers;
(2) 1 to 10 parts by weight of an amine compound represented by the following formula (17)

wherein R06 is methyl, R07 is a hydroxyl group, R08 is a hydrogen atom or a hydroxyl group, A? is an alkylene group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms, and A? is a methylene group when R08 is a hydrogen atom, or A? is an alkylene group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms when R08 is a hydroxyl group; and
(3) 0.01 to 20 parts by weight of a photochromic compound, said radically polymerizable monomers comprising (a) a radically polymerizable monomer having a group which forms a silanol group by hydrolysis, represented by the following formula:

wherein R5 is a hydrogen atom or methyl group, R6 is an alkylene group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, R7 is an alkoxyl group having 1 to 2 carbon atoms and a is an integer of 3, (b) a radically polymerizable monomer which is selected from the group consisting of glycidyl acrylate and glycidyl methacrylate, (c) a monomer having a homopolymer L-scale Rockwell hardness of 40 or less and represented by the following formula (13):

where R26 is a hydrogen atom or methyl group, R27 and R28 are each independently a hydrogen atom or methyl group, I is a divalent organic residual group represented by the following formula:

i? and j? are each an integer that ensures that the average value of i?+j? is 9 to 30, and (d) a monomer having a homopolymer L-scale Rockwell hardness of 60 or more and represented by the following formula (7):

wherein R13 is a hydrogen atom or methyl group, R14 is a hydrogen atom, R15 is a tervalent to hexavalent organic residual group having 1 to 16 carbon atoms, f is an integer of 0 to 3, f is an integer of 0 to 1, and g is an integer of 3 to 6,
said radically polymerizable monomer (a) being in an amount of 1 to 10 wt % based on the total amount of all the radically polymerizable monomers, said radically polymerizable monomer (b) being in an amount of 0.1 to 20 wt % based on the total of all the radically polymerizable monomers excluding the radically polymerizable monomer (a), said monomer (c) being in an amount of 5 to 70 wt % based on all the radically polymerizable monomers excluding the radically polymerizable monomer (a), and said radically polymerizable monomer (d) being in an amount of 10 to 94.9 wt % based on all the radically polymerizable monomers excluding the radically polymerizable monomer (a), wherein
the curable composition has a viscosity at 25° C. of 20 to 500 cp.

US Pat. No. 9,975,968

PROCESS FOR CONTINUOUS POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFIN MONOMERS IN A REACTOR

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A system for the continuous polymerization of one or more ?-olefin monomers of which at least one is ethylene or propylene, the system comprising a reactor, a compressor, a cooling unit and an external pipe for the production of a prepolymer and/or polymer,wherein the reactor comprises a first outlet for a top recycle stream,
wherein the system comprises apparatus for condensing the top recycle stream into a bottom recycle stream,
wherein the reactor comprises a first inlet for receiving a bottom recycle stream,
wherein the first inlet for receiving the bottom recycle stream is located underneath the distribution plate,
wherein the reactor comprises an integral separator for separation of the bottom recycle stream into a gas/liquid phase and a liquid phase,
wherein the integral separator is located underneath the distribution plate,
wherein the first inlet of the integral separator is connected to a first outlet for a liquid phase,
wherein the first outlet for the liquid phase is connected to the second outlet of the reactor for the liquid phase,
wherein the second outlet of the reactor provides the liquid phase to the first inlet of the external pipe,
wherein the external pipe comprises a second inlet for receiving a solid polymerization catalyst,
wherein the first outlet of the external pipe is connected to a second inlet of the reactor for receiving a slurry phase comprising the prepolymer and/or polymer,
wherein the reactor comprises a third outlet for providing polyolefin, and
wherein the system comprises a first inlet for receiving a feed and optionally a second inlet for receiving a feed.
US Pat. No. 9,974,746

REDUCTION OF FLAKE-LIKE AGGREGATION IN NANOPARTICULATE ACTIVE AGENT COMPOSITIONS

Alkermes Pharma Ireland L...

1. An injectable nanoparticulate active agent composition produced by a method for reducing flake-like aggregates, wherein the method comprises:(a) preparing a dispersion of a nanoparticulate active agent and at least one surface stabilizer, wherein the dispersion comprises a nanoparticulate active agent having an effective average particle size of less than about 2000 nm, at least one surface stabilizer, and a liquid in which the active agent is poorly soluble; and
(b) adding a flake-like aggregation reducing agent to the nanoparticulate active agent dispersion of step (a) to produce an injectable nanoparticulate active agent composition, wherein the flake-like aggregation reducing agent is selected from (i) a buffer selected from the group consisting of a phosphate buffer, an acetate buffer, a citrate buffer, a sodium phosphate buffer, a potassium phosphate buffer, and a sodium acetate buffer resulting in the composition having a pH above about 7.0, and (ii) a sugar selected from the group consisting of sucrose mannitol and dextrose,
wherein the composition comprises no more than 6,000 active agent particles that are greater than 10 ?m in size and no more than 600 active agent particles that are greater than 25 ?m in size.

US Pat. No. 9,980,405

ELECTRICAL MODULES AND MODULAR ELECTRONIC BUILDING SYSTEMS

Microduino Inc., Westlak...

1. An electrical module, comprising:a housing member including N pin portions and a connecting portion that connects the N pin portions, wherein N is an integer equal or greater than 2;
N conduction members unconnected with each other; and
N magnetic members; wherein:
each pin portion is a plate having a through-hole towards a thickness direction of the plate, and corresponds to one conduction member and one magnetic member;
each conduction member includes: a first part on a surface of the housing member electrically connected with a lead of an electrical component; and a second part on an inner wall of the through-hole of the corresponding pin portion electrically connected with the corresponding magnetic member;
each magnetic member fills the through-hole of the corresponding pin portion, and to establish magnetic connection with a magnetic member of another electrical module in the thickness direction to allow the electrical module and the another electrical module to contact each other and rotate against each other using a contacting point as a rotation pivot; and
each magnetic member includes an upper part having a cylinder shape and extruding out of the top surface of the corresponding pin portion, a middle part having a cylinder shape and filling the through-hole of the corresponding pin portion, and a lower part having a cylinder shape and extruding out of the bottom surface of the corresponding pin portion, a radius of the middle part is the same as the radius of the through-hole of the corresponding pin portion, and a radius of each of the upper and lower parts is smaller than the radius of the middle part.

US Pat. No. 9,979,626

ESTABLISHING A MESH NETWORK WITH WIRED AND WIRELESS LINKS

RUCKUS WIRELESS, INC., S...

1. A system for networking in a hybrid mesh network, the system comprising:a first node configured to be deployable among a plurality of nodes in the hybrid mesh network, the first node being further configured to be communicatively connected to a second node of the plurality of nodes by a wireless connection, and to be communicatively connected to a root node, wherein the first node includes a wired communication interface, a wireless communication interface and a packet forwarding logic between said wired and wireless interfaces; and
wherein the first node is configured to detect that the first node is communicatively connected to the second node by a wired connection in addition to the wireless connection by receiving a wired beacon, to determine, in response to receiving an approximation uplink throughput of the second node through the root node, that the first node has an uplink throughput to the root node that is greater than that of the second node, and, in response to the detection and the determination, to suspend said packet forwarding logic between said wired and wireless interfaces of the first node to break a loop between the wired connection and the wireless connection, and wherein the first node continues to receive wired beacons from a plurality of other nodes in the hybrid mesh network by way of the suspended wired connection with the second node;
wherein the first node is further configured to suspend the packet forwarding logic of the wireless connection based on detection of an appearance of a source packet on multiple ports.

US Pat. No. 9,979,285

RADIATION TOLERANT, ANALOG LATCH PEAK CURRENT MODE CONTROL FOR POWER CONVERTERS

Crane Electronics, Inc., ...

1. A peak current mode control (PCMC) controller for a power converter, the power converter comprising one or more controllable switches that selectively electrically couples a power source to a load, the PCMC controller comprising:a latch circuit comprising an analog comparator and a latching capacitor, the analog comparator comprising a first input node coupled to the latching capacitor, a second input node coupled to a latch circuit reference voltage circuit, and an output node;
a peak current detector circuit comprising an analog comparator having a first input node coupled to a current sensor circuit that, in operation, senses a current of the power converter, a second input node coupled to an error control signal circuit, and an output node coupled to the latching capacitor, in operation the peak current detector circuit compares a current sensor signal received from the current sensor circuit to an error control signal received from the error control signal circuit and, responsive to detecting that the current sensor signal exceeds the error control signal, causes the latching capacitor to discharge;
a clock circuit comprising an analog comparator, in operation, the clock circuit generates a clock signal at a clock signal node and a charge signal at a charge signal node, the charge signal node being coupled to the latching capacitor to selectively charge the latching capacitor; and
a gate circuit comprising an analog comparator having a first input node coupled to a gate circuit reference voltage circuit, a second input node coupled to the clock signal node and to the output node of the analog comparator of the latch circuit via an OR-circuit, and an output node that, in operation, provides a control signal to the one or more controllable switches of the power converter.

US Pat. No. 9,977,706

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF VALIDATING DATA FOR INCREMENTAL FORMAT OF BACKUP ARCHIVE

ACRONIS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A method for validating a backup data file during a backup window, the method comprising:generating, by a processor, the backup data file of electronic data stored in at least one electronic memory by transferring the electronic data to a data storage;
defining, by the processor, the backup data file into a plurality of portions to be validated;
generating, by the processor, initial incremental backup data of the electronic data, the initial incremental backup data corresponding to changes made to the electronic data after the backup data file is generated;
concurrently during the generating of the initial incremental backup data, comparing a first portion of the plurality of portions of the backup data file with a corresponding first portion of the electronic data stored in the at least one electronic memory in order to amortize the backup window;
determining, by the processor, whether the first portion of the backup data file is valid based on the comparison of the first portion of the backup data file with the corresponding first portion of the electronic data; and
if the first portion of the backup data file is determined to be invalid, generating another backup of the first portion of the electronic data,
wherein a number of the plurality of portions to be validated is equal to a number of incremental backups performed during the backup window.

US Pat. No. 9,977,508

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND APPARATUSES TO UPDATE SCREEN CONTENT RESPONSIVE TO USER GESTURES

Fitbit, Inc., San Franci...

1. An apparatus comprising:a display;
a set of sensors configured to generate sensor data during a first time period and a second time period;
a set of processors coupled to the display and the set of sensors; and
a non-transitory machine readable storage medium coupled to the set of processors and having stored therein a watch check gesture detector for receiving the sensor data, the watch check gesture detector comprising:
a first watch check rule for causing a change in visibility of the display; and
a second watch check rule for cycling through multiple types of physical metrics shown by the display,
wherein the first watch check rule includes data or logic that corresponds to sensor data representing one or more patterns of movement indicative of a user of the apparatus checking the display, and the second watch check rule includes data or logic that corresponds to sensor data representing one or more patterns of movement indicative of the user making a physical contact with the apparatus,
wherein the storage medium further comprises instructions that, when executed by the set of processors, cause the set of processors to:
determine, based at least on the sensor data generated during the first time period, that the user has made a first bodily adjustment matching the one or more patterns of movement indicative of the user checking the display such that the first watch check rule is satisfied;
in response to determining that the first watch check rule is satisfied, cause a first change in visibility of the display, wherein the first change is configured to cause a first type of physical metric selected from the multiple types of physical metrics to be shown by the display, the multiple types of physical metrics each indicating a physical condition or performance of the user of the apparatus;
determine, within a base time period associated with the first watch check rule and based at least on the sensor data generated during the second time period, that the user has made a physical contact with the apparatus such that the second watch check rule for cycling through the multiple types of physical metrics is satisfied; and
in response to determining, within the base time period associated with the first watch check rule, that the second watch check rule for cycling through the multiple types of physical metrics is satisfied, cycle through the multiple types of physical metrics and cause, for each physical contact, a next one of the multiple types of physical metrics to be shown by the display in a predetermined order.

US Pat. No. 9,977,187

POLARIZATION ROTATOR-SPLITTER/COMBINER BASED ON SILICON RIB-TYPE WAVEGUIDES

SIFOTONICS TECHNOLOGIES C...

1. An integrated polarization rotator-splitter apparatus, comprising:an input waveguide section;
a rib-type waveguide based polarization rotator section;
a rib-type waveguide based polarization splitter section different from and adjacent to the rib-type waveguide based polarization rotator section; and
an outgoing waveguide section,
wherein the polarization rotator section comprises a taper rib-type waveguide comprising:
a first part comprising a tapered slab on each side of the rib-type waveguide, each tapered slab configured to adiabatically couple an optical signal from channel modes to rib modes; and
a second part comprising a tapered rib with larger width on an output side, each tapered rib configured to rotate a TM0-polarized component of the optical signal to a higher-order mode, TEn, of the rib-type waveguide and to output the TEn mode to the polarization splitter section, wherein n is greater than or equal to 1, and wherein the TE0-polarized component propagates without loss and is provided to the polarization splitter section.

US Pat. No. 9,976,925

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TESTING LINEAR THERMAL SENSORS

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A linear-thermal-sensor testing system comprising:a signal generator that is configured to generate a series of damped sinusoidal impulse signals, each of a different frequency, and transmit the damped sinusoidal impulse signals to a first end of a linear thermal sensor, wherein the linear thermal sensor is configured to generate a reflection signal corresponding to each of the series of damped sinusoidal impulse signals at one or more electrical discontinuities in the linear thermal sensor;
a reflection analyzer that is configured to receive a reflection signal from the first end of the linear thermal sensor, the reflection signal having indicia of locations and indicia of electrical properties of the one or more electrical discontinuities in the linear thermal sensor, wherein the reflection analyzer is further configured to calculate the locations and the electrical properties of the one or more discontinuities in the linear thermal sensor based on the indicia of the received reflection signal.

US Pat. No. 9,976,697

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR USE WITH AUDIO/VISUAL DEVICES OR THE LIKE

Peerless Industries, Inc....

1. An adjustable mounting system for adjustably coupling an audio/visual device and a surface, the mounting system comprising:a first bracket;
a second bracket;
a guide feature having a first leg and a second leg;
a pivot member movably engaging the guide feature;
an outer bracket pivotally coupled to the pivot member and pivotally coupled to the first bracket; and
an inner bracket pivotally coupled to the second bracket, the inner bracket also being pivotally and slidably coupled to the first bracket;
wherein when the pivot member engages the first leg, the guide feature and second bracket are tilted in a forward direction relative to the pivot member and first bracket; and
wherein when the pivot member engages the second leg, the guide feature and second bracket are tilted in a rearward direction relative to the pivot member and first bracket.

US Pat. No. 9,975,492

BOTTLE HOLDER

Sure-Lok International, L...

1. A bottle holder comprising:a mount, a bottom holder and a top holder for securing a bottle, an adjuster, and a connecting member;
the mount including at least one elongated channel, the channel extending longitudinally in a vertical direction;
the bottom holder being secured to the mount through engagement with the channel;
the top holder being secured to the mount through engagement with the channel;
at least one of the top holder and the bottom holder being vertically movable along the length of the channel to multiple fixed positions;
the mount comprising a stanchion and the channel extending along at least a portion of a height of the stanchion, wherein the mount is supported on a base, the base comprising a track fitting for engaging with a track anchorage, the base including at least one track engaging lug and at least one plunger, the plunger being movable between an extended position and a retracted position, the plunger in the retracted position allowing insertion and translation of the lug in a track, the plunger in the extended position being such that a portion of the plunger is in registration with an opening in the track to restrict translation of the base along the track and restrict removal of the base from the track; and,
the adjuster being disposed at a top of the stanchion and the connecting member being connected at one end to the adjuster, extending through the stanchion, and connected at the opposite end to the plunger, the connecting member being adapted to move the plunger between its extended and retracted positions.

US Pat. No. 9,975,290

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING STRUCTURE WITH BUILT-IN TAMPER-EVIDENCE FEATURES AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.,...

1. A flexible packaging structure having built-in opening/reclose and tamper-evidence features, comprising:an outer structure adhesively joined in face-to-face relation to an inner structure, the outer structure comprising a first flexible material and the inner structure comprising a second flexible material;
a U-shaped outer line of weakness formed in the outer structure, the outer line of weakness defining an outer opening portion that is separable from the outer structure along the outer line of weakness and having two opposite longitudinally extending legs, each leg having a free end and an opposite end that connects to a transversely extending portion at a curved transition area;
an inner line of weakness formed in the inner structure, the inner line of weakness defining an inner opening portion that is separable from the inner structure along the inner line of weakness;
wherein the inner opening portion is joined to the outer opening portion such that lifting the outer opening portion out of the plane of the flexible packaging structure causes the inner opening portion to be lifted along with the outer opening portion so as to create an opening through the flexible packaging structure;
wherein a marginal region of the outer opening portion is defined between the inner and outer lines of weakness, the marginal region overlying an underlying surface of the inner structure;
wherein a pressure-sensitive adhesive is disposed on one of an overlying surface of the outer opening portion and the underlying surface of the inner structure for re-adhering the overlying surface to the underlying surface after opening;
wherein an adhesive-free region forming a grasping portion is located in the outer structure; and
a tear portion of the outer structure that is initially in an untorn condition prior to initial creation of the opening, and whose untorn condition is apparent from a visual inspection of the outer structure, wherein the tear portion comprises an interrupted area located away from the grasping portion and at the curved transition area along the outer line of weakness in which the outer structure is uncut, the interrupted area being torn through upon initial creation of the opening through the flexible packaging structure, and wherein the interrupted area is bounded on one side by a transverse line of weakness connected to the outer line of weakness and extending transverse thereto.

US Pat. No. 9,975,188

METAL CUTTING INSERT AND A MILLING TOOL

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. An indexable cutting insert for a milling tool, the cutting insert comprising:an upper side defining an upper extension plane;
a lower side defining a lower extension plane parallel to the upper extension plane, wherein a center axis extends perpendicularly through the upper extension plane and the lower extension plane;
a side surface connecting the upper side and the lower side, the side surface including a plurality of upper main clearance surfaces and secondary clearance surfaces; and
at least six identical and alternately usable upper cutting edges extending around the upper side, wherein each cutting edge includes a chip removing main cutting edge portion and at least one secondary cutting edge portion, wherein the main cutting edge portion is formed in a transition between the upper side and one of said upper main clearance surfaces, and the secondary cutting edge portion is formed in a transition between the upper side and one of said secondary clearance surfaces in a region between two main cutting edge portions, wherein each of said upper main clearance surfaces is formed at an obtuse inner angle ? with respect to the upper extension plane as seen in side elevation view, wherein the inner angle between the upper extension plane and each of said upper main clearance surfaces is within the range 100°???118°.
US Pat. No. 9,976,025

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A thermally conductive material comprising:a polymer containing a thermally conductive filler and an antioxidant;
the polymer being a polymer of a monomer containing an acrylic ester,
titanate-treated aluminum hydroxide having an average particle size of 1 to 10 ?m and higher fatty acid-treated magnesium hydroxide having an average particle size of 0.5 to 1.5 ?m being at least contained as the thermally conductive filler,
a hindered phenol-based antioxidant being contained as the antioxidant,
a thermal conductivity being 3.2 W/m·K or greater, and
an initial Asker C hardness at ambient temperature being 22 or less.

US Pat. No. 9,980,403

CASE WITH CONNECTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING CASE WITH CONNECTOR

YAZAKI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A case with connector, comprising:a connector;
a case body that includes a cylindrical side wall portion and an end wall portion closing one end side of the side wall portion and forming an accommodation portion along with the side wall portion, the case body being formed by insert molding and integrated with the connector at the side wall portion; and
an electrical wire that has one end side connected to the connector and another end side projecting into the accommodation portion; and
a retaining mechanism that retains the electrical wire in a state contacting with a terminal disposed inside a housing of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,980,351

LIGHTING ELEMENT-CENTRIC NETWORK OF NETWORKS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a data network configured to enable data communication within a premises and to provide data communication access to a wide area network extending outside the premises; and
intelligent lighting system elements, including:
lighting devices each comprising a light source, and
either a user interface device configured for lighting control or a lighting-related sensor including a detector,
each of the intelligent lighting system elements comprising:
a communication interface system, including at least one communication interface, configured to enable communication via a link to the data network; and
a processor coupled to communicate via the communication interface and the data network link and configured to control a lighting related operation of the respective intelligent lighting system element, wherein:
for each respective one of a plurality of the intelligent lighting system elements, including at least two of the lighting devices:
the communication interface system of the respective intelligent lighting system element is further configured to:
provide a small cell of wireless coverage via a relatively short range, low power wireless data communication link, separate from the link to the data network, for use by a plurality of other intelligent non-lighting-system devices within the relatively short range of the small cell wireless coverage provided by the respective intelligent lighting system element at the premises, and
set the relatively low power of the small cell wireless data communication link sufficiently low so as to avoid the undue interference with relatively short range wireless data communication links provided by other intelligent lighting system elements when a number of the other intelligent lighting system elements in an area of the premises increases, the plurality of other intelligent non-lighting-system devices:
each comprising a processor and a memory;
each being not commissioned or configured to operate as elements of the lighting system for regular lighting related functions or lighting system related communications; and
each being located within an area defined by the small cell of wireless coverage provided via the relatively short range, low power wireless data communication link of the communication interface system of the respective intelligent lighting system element;
the communication interface system of the respective intelligent lighting system element includes:
a first communication interface configured to support data communication over the link to the data network; and
a second communication interface configured to provide the relatively short range, low power data communication link;
the processor of the respective intelligent lighting system element is configured to control communications via the communication interface system of the respective intelligent lighting system element to provide access to the data network and through the data network to the wide area network outside the premises for non-lighting related communications of the plurality of other intelligent non-lighting-system devices via the relatively short range, low power data communication link; and
the plurality of the intelligent lighting system elements together provide wireless coverage within the premises for all the pluralities of other intelligent non-lighting-system devices within an area formed by combining the small cells of wireless coverage provided by the plurality of the intelligent lighting system elements.

US Pat. No. 9,980,347

LIGHTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A LIGHTING SYSTEM

ZUMTOBEL LIGHTING GMBH, ...

1. A lighting system for lighting a room (R), comprisingmeans (4) for generating overall room illumination;
multiple means (5) for generating concentrated, local illumination for multiple sub-regions in the room (R);
multiple presence detection devices (6), wherein each presence detection device is associated with one of the sub-regions and detects a presence of at least one person (P) in the associated sub-region in the room (R); and
a control device (8) for activating the means (4) for generating the room illumination and the multiple means (5) for generating the local illumination;
wherein the control device (8) is configured to activate the means for generating the overall room illumination automatically, as a function of daylight or as a function of the time of day, and independently of the activation of the multiple means for generating concentrated local illumination; and
further wherein the control device is configured to activate each of the multiple means for generating concentrated local illumination independently of the other means for generating concentrated local illumination and automatically as a function of the presence of at least one person (P) in the associated sub-region in the room (R).

US Pat. No. 9,979,672

SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING A VIRTUAL PRIVATE CLUSTER

III Holdings 12, LLC, Wi...

1. A method of establishing a virtual private cluster, the method comprising:aggregating compute resources comprising at least a plurality of computer processors to yield aggregated compute resources, wherein the compute resources comprise a group of independently administered clusters;
establishing partitions within the aggregated compute resources based at least in part on policies associated with different organizations to yield partitioned resources; and
presenting a virtual private cluster using the partitioned resources which delivers a quality of service to a respective organization, wherein the aggregation, establishing and presenting steps occur at least in part via communications through an application programming interface between a workload manager and a resource manager in which the workload manager schedules and inserts workload from the respective organization into the virtual private cluster.

US Pat. No. 9,978,153

IMAGE COLOR BALANCING FOR TEST RECEPTACLE

DETECTACHEM LLC, Staffor...

1. A method of color balancing an image, comprising:receiving an image of an area of a test receptacle, the image including:
a color of a reaction between a test substance and at least one reagent in the test receptacle;
an alignment code having test receptacle identification information, indicia for aligning with a camera as the image is being captured, and test identification information for analyzing the test substance during a colorimetric analysis, wherein
the test identification information includes information that identifies and determines a specific type of test to be run for analyzing the test substance, and information to obtain an algorithm corresponding to the specific type of test to be run; and
at least one color calibration block of reference colors for calibrating color to obtain a true color of the reaction for the colorimetric analysis;
collecting, with a processor, an array of pixels of RGB values for each pixel in the image;
evaluating a captured color of the at least one color calibration block in the image;
determining an offset for the captured color in the at least one color calibration block in the image when the evaluation of at least one color calibration block in the image determines that the captured color deviates from a baseline color;
applying the offset to each pixel in the image to correct the captured image to obtain the true color of the reaction; and
performing the colorimetric analysis on the reaction between the test substance and the at least one reagent based on the obtained true color and the test identification information received from the alignment code.

US Pat. No. 9,977,494

TRACKING CONSTELLATION ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A VIRTUAL REALITY SYSTEM

Oculus VR, LLC, Menlo Pa...

1. A tracking constellation assembly for use in a virtual reality system, comprising: a translucent panel having an outward facing surface, and an inward facing surface and a mounting surface each opposite the outward facing surface; a circuit board including first and second opposed surfaces, wherein the first surface is connected to the mounting surface of the translucent panel; and at least one light emitting diode connected to the circuit board and positioned to direct light through the translucent panel and project a substantially round point of light from the outward facing surface; wherein at least a portion of the inward facing surface has a first surface finish and at least a portion of the outward facing surface has a second surface finish having roughness different than the first surface finish.

US Pat. No. 9,976,806

BURNING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING REDUCED IRON USING THE SAME

POSCO, (KR)

1. A method for manufacturing iron by moving a truck accommodating a coal briquette into a burning furnace, wherein the burning furnace is partitioned into a drying region, a pre-heating region, a reduction region, a first cooling region, and a second cooling region along a movement direction of the truck, the method comprising:introducing air into the first cooling region and the second cooling region;
generating an exhaust gas in the pre-heating region, the reduction region, the first cooling region, and the second cooling region; and
circulating at least part of the exhaust gas inside the burning furnace;
wherein:
the exhaust gas generated in the reduction region is supplied to the first cooling region;
at least part of the exhaust gas generated by the air passing through the second cooling region is discharged to outside; and
the remainder of the exhaust gas generated by the air passing through the second cooling region is supplied to the drying region.

US Pat. No. 9,975,814

FIBER-REINFORCED SILICON CARBIDE COMPOSITE MATERIALS, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE FIBER-REINFORCED SILICON CARBIDE COMPOSITE MATERIALS, AND USES OF THE FIBER-REINFORCED SILICON CARBIDE COMPOSITE MATERIALS

SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden...

1. A silicon carbide composite material having a density from 2.95 to 3.05 g/cm3, comprising:a SiC matrix;
starting materials including fiber bundles impregnated with phenolic resin with a proportion of 0.5 to 10% by weight relative to a total weight of said starting materials used for a manufacture of green bodies, said fiber bundles having a length of 6 to 20 mm, a width of 0.2 to 3 mm and a thickness of 0.1 to 0.8 mm, and said fiber bundles used for manufacture of said green bodies contain a proportion of cured phenolic resin of up to 45% by weight; and
the silicon carbide composite material containing said SiC matrix and said starting materials being formed into protective armor for use in ballistic applications.

US Pat. No. 9,975,703

CONVEYING DEVICE

Techno Dynamics Inc., Ki...

1. A conveying device comprising:a carrier to which an object to be carried is installed;
a moving path where a plurality of the carriers respectively move in uncoupled states;
a conveying part that comes into contact with the carrier to directly move the carrier and that makes a contacted carrier that had come into contact and been moved push a plurality of carriers that are positioned in front of the contacted carrier to indirectly move the plurality of carriers; and
a cylindrical cam that possesses an engaging groove and that is provided to correspond to only apart of the moving path, wherein the cylindrical cam rotates to move the plurality of the carriers that are pushed by the contacted carrier to reach the cylindrical cam and that are engaged with the engaging groove, and changes an interval between the plurality of carriers as well.

US Pat. No. 9,974,895

PERMSELECTIVE MEMBRANE FOR TREATING VASCULAR CALCIFICATIONS IN CHRONIC HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS

GAMBRO LUNDIA AB, Lund (...

1. A method of treating vascular calcification in a hemodialysis patient, comprising withdrawing and bypassing the blood from the patient in a continuous flow into contact with one face of a hemodialysis membrane, simultaneously passing dialysate solution in a continuous flow on an opposite face of the hemodialysis membrane to the side of the hemodialysis membrane in contact with the blood, the flow of the dialysate solution being countercurrent to the direction of flow of blood, and returning the blood into the patient, wherein the hemodialysis membrane comprises at least one hydrophobic polymer and at least one hydrophilic polymer and has a Molecular Weight Rejection Onset (MWRO) of between 15 and 20 kD and a Molecular Weight Cut-Off (MWCO) of between 170-320 kD as determined by dextran sieving before blood contact of the membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,974,329

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM COMPRISING A CYLINDRICAL POLYMERIC CAPSULE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. An aerosol-generating system, comprising:a nicotine source;
a volatile delivery enhancing compound source comprising a volatile delivery enhancing compound, which comprises an acid; and
a heating means for heating one or both of the nicotine source and the volatile delivery enhancing compound source,
wherein one or both of the nicotine source and the volatile delivery enhancing compound source is encapsulated in a cylindrical polymeric capsule comprising a thermally conductive material having a thermal conductivity of at least about 10 W/(m·K), and
wherein the thermally conductive material is included in one or both of: one or more walls of the cylindrical polymeric capsule, and a polymeric coating provided on at least part of an interior surface of the cylindrical polymeric capsule.

US Pat. No. 9,980,137

SECURE BEACON-BASED LOCATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

PATROCINIUM SYSTEMS LLC, ...

1. A method for secure, beacon-based emergency location, which comprises:detecting, with an app instance executing on a user device associated with an individual, a signal from a beacon disposed in a geographical location physically proximate to the user device;
transmitting in response to the detecting, with the app instance executing on the user device, app instance verification information to the beacon;
receiving, with the app instance executing on the user device, beacon verification information from the beacon, the beacon verification information being based at least partially on the app instance verification information;
transmitting, with the app instance executing on the user device, the beacon verification information to an emergency information server;
authenticating, with the emergency information server, the beacon verification information to verify that the user device is physically proximate to the beacon; and
if the beacon verification information is authentic, determining, with the emergency information server, the geographical location of the user device based on the geographical location of the beacon.

US Pat. No. 9,979,651

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF LOADING AN EXACT MATCH TABLE AND LONGEST PREFIX MATCH TABLE

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A non-transitory machine-readable medium having executable instructions to cause one or more processing units to perform a method to load an exact match table and a longest prefix match table, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of prefixes, wherein at least one pair of the plurality of prefixes are a first set of adjacent prefixes;
generating an exact match table key for the first set of adjacent prefixes;
generating a second set of exact match table keys for others of the plurality of prefixes;
storing the exact match table key and a first set of indications of one or more forwarding results associated with each of the first set of adjacent prefixes in an entry of the exact match table; and
storing the set of exact match table keys and a second set of indications of one or more forwarding results associated with each of the others of the plurality of prefixes in a set of entries of the exact match table, wherein another set of indications of forwarding results for another set of prefixes is stored in the longest prefix match table and the exact match table and the longest prefix match table are used to produce one resolved forwarding result.

US Pat. No. 9,979,434

BLANKING USING SIGNAL-BASED THRESHOLDING SCHEMES

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. An apparatus comprising:a blanker configured to provide a plurality of blanked signals, each blanked signal corresponding to a respective correlator channel signal of a plurality of correlator channel signals, the correlator channel signal being obtained based on the respective blanked signal and a respective signal replica of a plurality of signal replicas, the signal replicas being shifted with respect to each other,
wherein the blanker is configured to obtain each blanked signal based on applying a respective thresholding scheme to a respective signal component of a plurality of signal components derived from a received spread-spectrum signal,
wherein the respective thresholding scheme is based on the respective signal component and the respective signal replica,
wherein the respective thresholding scheme applied to the signal component of the plurality of signal component derived from the received spread-spectrum signal varies with a signal sequence of that signal component,
wherein the thresholding scheme is based on a constant value and a variable parameter varying with the signal sequence of the signal component, and
an estimator configured to estimate a characteristic indicative of a power of the received spread-spectrum signal, wherein the blanker is configured to determine the variable parameter based on an amplitude and sign of the signal sequence of the signal component scaled by a scaling factor based on the characteristic indicative of a power of the received spread-spectrum signal.

US Pat. No. 9,979,040

REDOX DEVICE

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. A redox device comprising:at least one redox unit which is provided for carrying out at least one redox reaction with consumption and/or production of a first gas and/or of a second gas,
the at least one redox unit comprising:
at least one gas purification unit for freeing the first gas of contamination by the second gas and/or freeing the second gas of contamination by the first gas, the at least one gas purification unit comprises
at least one catalyst unit that catalyzes a reaction of oxygen gas and hydrogen gas into water, that includes at least one catalyst element consisting essentially of a platinum metal, the at least one catalyst element is implemented as a catalyst layer applied to a side of at least one electrode of the at least one redox unit, the side facing away from a reaction zone;
at least one further redox unit which is coupled to the at least one redox unit so as to allow exchange of material, wherein the at least one redox unit and the at least one further redox unit are configured as a fuel cell-electrolyzer pair;
a hydrogen line that directly connects the fuel cell-electrolyzer pair and that only includes a hydrogen storage tank located between the fuel cell-electrolyzer pair;
an oxygen line that directly connects the fuel cell-electrolyzer pair and that only includes an oxygen storage tank located between the fuel cell-electrolyzer pair; and
a water line that directly connects the fuel cell-electrolyzer pair and that only includes a water storage tank located between the fuel cell-electrolyzer pair.

US Pat. No. 9,978,611

STACK FRAME FOR ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS AND THE METHOD TO FABRICATE THEREOF

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A package structure, comprising:a plurality of metal parts, wherein each metal part is made of metal and each two adjacent metal parts are spaced apart by a gap being filled with an insulating material that is not in a gas form;
a first insulating layer, disposed over a top or a bottom surface of the plurality of metal parts; and
at least one first conductive layer, disposed over the first insulating layer, wherein a first conductive pattern of the at least one first conductive layer is electrically connected to a first metal part of the plurality of metal parts through at least one first via disposed in the first insulating layer, wherein a unitary conductive body is formed inside the first via, and the unitary conductive body comprises a contiguous portion being in contact with two opposite sidewalls of the first via in the first insulating layer.

US Pat. No. 9,978,105

AUTOMATED CLAIMS ADJUSTMENT USING 3D SCANNING

LIBERTY MUTUAL INSURANCE ...

1. A method comprising:projecting light pattern on a damaged vehicle to reveal deformation of the pattern;
offsetting from the light pattern, obtaining a shape of the pattern by a camera;
calculating, from the shape, distance of every point in the field of view;
determining using structured-light calculation contours of the damaged vehicle;
creating differential heat maps to detect degrees of intrusion, extrusion, or deviation from the undamaged vehicle;
capturing two-dimensional data of the damaged vehicle including its telematics;
opening a claim electronically and notifying a claimant on his mobile device;
validating the data to decide whether to proceed with automated claims adjustment;
automatically adjusting to form a claim estimate based on the data and the telematics;
settling by presenting the claim estimate to the claimant on his mobile device; and
closing the claim if the claimant electronically accepts the claim estimate.

US Pat. No. 9,976,597

BEARING ASSEMBLY FOR EXTRACTOR SYSTEMS

Crown Iron Works Company,...

7. A bearing system comprising:a housing forming a bore with an inner surface;
a rotatable shaft protruding at least partially through the bore; and
a bearing assembly positioned within the bore of the housing between the inner surface of the bore and the rotatable shaft, the bearing assembly comprising an annular sleeve, an annular bearing, and a seal,
wherein the annular sleeve has an outer surface and a length, the length is parallel to a rotational axis of the rotatable shaft, and the outer surface tapers radially inwardly along at least a portion of the length such that a portion of the outer surface is in contact with the inner surface of the bore and a portion of the outer surface is out of contact with the inner surface of the bore, and
the annular bearing is mounted about the rotatable shaft and inside of the annular sleeve.

US Pat. No. 9,974,988

MOUNT DE-ACTUATED SAFETY MECHANISM

Kidde Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a valve with a valve body and a chamber;
a poppet positioned in the valve and slidably engaged with the valve body, wherein the poppet comprises a stem and a piston;
a poppet release mechanism for releasing the poppet from a closed position;
a mechanism cover attached to the valve body; and
a safety mechanism for preventing the poppet from moving into a fully open position unless the safety mechanism is disengaged, wherein the safety mechanism comprises:
a pin positioned such that a first end of the pin extends into the chamber of the valve into a pathway of the poppet and a second end of the pin extends into the valve body;
a spring positioned between and in contact with the pin and the mechanism cover, wherein the spring biases the pin toward the poppet; and
a lever, wherein a first end of the lever is pivotably attached to the pin and a second end of the lever extends out from the valve body so that the lever will maintain the pin in a blocking position until the second end of the lever is pushed and the first end of the lever translates the pin out of the blocking position and into an un-blocking position.