US Pat. No. 9,989,775

DUAL-SIDED PEPPER'S GHOST ILLUSION

VENTANA 3D, LLC, Van Nuy...

1. A method, comprising:projecting a first image from a first image source onto a first side of a holographic screen, wherein the first image reflects off the first side of the holographic screen for a first holographic image in a first direction; and
projecting a second image from a second image source onto a second side of the holographic screen, wherein the second image reflects off the second side of the holographic screen for a second holographic image in a second direction, wherein the first and second images produce a same holographic image in the first and second directions, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,992,754

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TPC COMMAND TIMING CONSIDERING TDD-FDD CARRIER AGGREGATION

Innovative Technology Lab...

1. A User Equipment (UE) to receive a transmit power control (TPC) command in a wireless communication system supporting Time Division Duplex (TDD)-Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) Carrier Aggregation (CA), the UE comprising:a processor to control a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection with a base station through a first serving cell supporting a TDD mode, and to detect a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) transmitted through the first serving cell, the PDCCH comprising a Transmit Power Control (TPC) command and being received in a subframe n?4;
a receiver to receive an RRC message through the first serving cell, the RRC message comprising carrier aggregation (CA) configuration information, the CA configuration information comprising information of a second serving cell supporting an FDD mode, and the first serving cell and the second serving cell being aggregated by a TDD-FDD CA scheme; and
a transmitter to transmit, from the UE, a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) associated with the TPC command through the second serving cell, the PUSCH being transmitted in a subframe n.

US Pat. No. 9,990,945

SUSPENSION ASSEMBLY WITH LIFT TAB FOR DISK DRIVE, DISK DRIVE WITH THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A suspension assembly for a disk drive, comprising:a support plate including a distal end; and
a lift tab extending in a first direction from the distal end of the support plate,
wherein
the lift tab is formed to have an arc-shaped lateral cross section orthogonally crossing the first direction, and comprises an arc-shaped outer circumferential surface, an arc-shaped inner circumferential surface, a first upper end surface located between one arc end of the outer circumferential surface and one arc end of the inner circumferential surface, and a second upper end surface located between an other arc end of the outer circumferential surface and an other arc end of the inner circumferential surface, and
a first angle made between the outer circumferential surface and the first upper end surface is less than a second angle made between the inner circumferential surface and the first upper end surface.

US Pat. No. 9,990,271

AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING OBJECT LOCATORS FOR AUTOMATION TEST GENERATION

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
receive a uniform resource identifier that identifies an object source,
the object source including one or more objects organized in a hierarchy of objects;
identify an identification technique based on a type of the one or more objects,
a first identification technique being identified based on the one or more objects being a first type, or
a second identification technique being identified based on the one or more objects being a second type;
identify a first object, of the one or more objects, using the identification technique to permit extraction of one or more properties of the first object;
extract the one or more properties of the first object based on identifying the first object;
select a subset of properties, of the one or more properties, to use to generate an object locator based on extracting the one or more properties,
the object locator being associated with locating the first object in the hierarchy of objects;
generate the object locator based on selecting the subset of properties;
use the object locator to locate a second object that is within a threshold quantity of pixels of the first object;
provide the object locator to permit the device to generate a test of the object source;
generate the test of the object source using the object locator; and
test the object source using the test.

US Pat. No. 9,987,994

ROOFTOP BIKE RACK SYSTEM

1. A bicycle rack system, comprising:a first and a second wheel tray affixed to a first edge of a roof of an automobile, the roof having a width at a right angle to direction of travel of the automobile and a length in the direction of travel of the automobile, the first and the second wheel trays spaced apart along a direction of the length of the roof to match the wheelbase of a bicycle to be carried in the bike rack;
a single support arm extensible and retractable in length by telescoping elements, the single support arm joined at a first end to a pivot mechanism securely and fixedly mounted in a track along and near a second edge of the roof of the automobile opposite to and parallel to the first edge of the roof of the automobile, at a point along the length of the roof and oriented such that the single support arm, constrained by the pivot mechanism, lowered to the roof and extended to a maximum length will lie across the width of the roof between the first and second wheel trays, and will extend form the pivot mechanism at the second edge of the roof, across the first edge of the roof, and extend beyond the first edge of the roof, and the single support arm, retracted to a minimum length with extend from the pivot mechanism less than the width of the roof, the single support arm having a user-operated locking mechanism enabling locking the single support arm at the minimum length;
a capture mechanism on a second end of the single support arm, opposite the first end, adapted to capture a part of the bicycle to be carried in the bike rack;
wherein, with the single support arm pivoted downward to lie across the width of the roof, and extended to the maximum length, such that the capture device at the second end is presented over the first edge of the roof, the user is enabled to lift the bicycle to connect the bicycle to the capture device, to lift the bicycle further, causing the single support arm to pivot upward, to place and secure the bicycle wheels in the first and second wheel trays, to tilt the bicycle, resting in the wheel trays to lean toward the second edge of the roof, causing the single support arm to retract to the minimum length, and to activate the locking mechanism, securing the bicycle leaning toward the second edge of the roof.

US Pat. No. 9,992,904

ELECTRONIC DEVICE ENCLOSURE WITH AN ACCESS MECHANISM

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A device enclosure, comprising:a housing defining a receiving bay configured to slidably receive an electronic device, the housing comprising a plurality of side walls, each of the plurality of side walls including at least one vent configured to improve airflow through the housing;
a shaft slidably mounted on a sidewall of the housing, the shaft having a rear flange, the shaft being slidable between a retracted position and a deployed position;
a front panel rotatably mounted on the shaft by a vertically-disposed hinge, and the front panel having a fulcrum projection, the front panel being rotatable between a closed position that closes a front of the receiving bay and a fully open position which extends away from the housing;
a spring mechanism positioned on the hinge, a first end of the spring mechanism being positioned against the front panel, a second end of the spring mechanism being positioned against the shaft; and
a lock latch mounted on the front panel, the lock latch configured to hold the front panel in the closed position until operated to release the front panel, the lock latch including a spring operable to allow a user to release the lock latch;
wherein in response to the front panel moving from the closed position to the fully open position, the fulcrum projection pushes against the sidewall such that the hinge moves away from the housing and the shaft moves to the deployed position;
wherein in response to rearward pressure on the rear flange of the shaft by the electronic device, the shaft moves to the retracted position, the hinge moves toward the housing, and engagement of the fulcrum projection and the housing rotates the front panel from the fully open position to a partially open position.

US Pat. No. 9,992,918

METHOD FOR MOUNTING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for mounting an electronic component having a plurality of board insert type leads on a board, the method comprising:a providing process which provides a chuck unit including a fixed chuck member having a grip part and a movable chuck member having a grip part opposed to the grip part of the fixed chuck member;
a holding process which chucks only one of the plurality of leads of the electronic component by the chuck unit by moving the movable chuck member toward the fixed chuck member while the fixed chuck member is fixed, wherein any other ones of the plurality of leads of the electronic component are not chucked by the chuck unit in the holding process; and
an inserting process which inserts the leads of the electronic component held in the holding process respectively into lead insert holes provided in the board,
wherein the holding process comprises positioning one of the leads between the grip part of the movable chuck member and the grip part of the fixed chuck member, and chucking the one of the leads by moving the grip part of the movable chuck member toward the grip part of the fixed chuck member.

US Pat. No. 9,992,833

MULTI-STAGE LED DRIVER WITH CURRENT PROPORTIONAL TO RECTIFIED INPUT VOLTAGE AND LOW DISTORTION

IXYS, LLC, Milpitas, CA ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a rectified AC input signal at an input node of an LED string formed by a plurality of LED groups having interconnecting nodes and a last node that are connected to a plurality of current cells;
enabling a selected current cell based on the input signal, wherein the selected current cell regulates current flowing from a selected node to an output resistor;
generating feedback voltages based on an output voltage generated by the output resistor; and
disabling current cells that are upstream from the selected current cell.

US Pat. No. 9,992,910

LIQUID SUPPLY MECHANISM AND LIQUID COOLING SYSTEM

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A liquid supply mechanism comprising:a lower cover having a liquid outlet;
an upper cover connected to the lower cover, a chamber being formed between the lower cover and the upper cover, the chamber communicating with the liquid outlet, the upper cover having an axial hole;
a plunger movably disposed in the chamber, the plunger having an axial rod, the axial rod being inserted into the axial hole;
at least one resilient member disposed in the chamber, opposite ends of the resilient member abutting against the upper cover and the plunger; and
a plurality of damping members disposed on the axial rod, wherein a number of the damping members abutting against an inner wall of the axial hole changes in response to a height of the plunger.

US Pat. No. 9,992,750

METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATED TO INTERFERENCE MANAGEMENT WHEN SHARING DOWNLINK BANDWIDTH BETWEEN WIDE AREA NETWORK USAGE AND PEER TO PEER SIGNALING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of operating a mobile communications device, wherein the method is performed by the mobile communication device, the method comprising:receiving a signal from a base station;
measuring a power of the received signal;
determining a transmission power level of a peer to peer power reference signal as a function of the measured power of the received signal from the base station, wherein said function of the measured power of the received signal from the base station depends on a mobile target signal to noise ratio for downlink signals communicated from the base station to the mobile communications device; and
broadcasting the peer to peer power reference signal at the transmission power level.

US Pat. No. 9,988,179

CONTAINER WITH THERMALLY FUSED DOUBLE-SEAMED OR CRIMP-SEAMED METAL END

SONOCO DEVELOPMENT, INC.,...

1. A method for making a container, comprising the steps of:providing a container body having a side wall extending about a container body axis, the side wall having a lower end and an upper end, the upper end defining an upper edge that extends about a top opening of the container body, the side wall having an inner surface and an outer surface;
providing a metal end for closing the top opening of the container body, the metal end having at least a metal layer and comprising a central portion and an outer peripheral portion extending generally radially outwardly from the central portion and extending circumferentially about the central portion, the peripheral portion having a radially outer part and a radially inner part, a first heat-sealable material being present on one of (a) a lower surface of at least the peripheral portion of the metal end and (b) the inner surface of the side wall adjacent the upper end thereof, the radially outer part of the peripheral portion defining a curl, the radially inner part of the peripheral portion defining a chuck wall that extends generally downward from the curl and has a radially outer surface;
applying the metal end to the container body such that the metal end closes the top opening and the radially outer surface of the chuck wall and the inner surface of the side wall have an intimately contacting interface therebetween;
forming a seam connecting the metal end to the upper end of the side wall, the seam being formed by interlocking the curl of the metal end with the upper end of the side wall via a folded peripheral edge of the curl and the side wall;
after formation of the seam is completed, heating the first heat-sealable material to a temperature sufficient to cause the first heat-sealable material in contact with the radially outer surface of the chuck wall and the inner surface of the side wall to be softened or melted; and
allowing the first heat-sealable material to cool and harden such that the interface between the chuck wall and the side wall is fused, the interface being oriented along a direction such that stress on the interface caused by internal pressure inside the container exerted on the metal end is predominantly shear stress.

US Pat. No. 9,992,915

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A power conversion device comprising:a first power semiconductor module;
a second power semiconductor module; and
a fixing member which fixes the first power semiconductor module, wherein
the first power semiconductor module has a first power semiconductor device, a first case which houses the first power semiconductor device, and a first flange portion fixed to and in contact with the first case,
the second power semiconductor module has a second power semiconductor device, and a second case which houses the second power semiconductor device,
the second case is fixed to and in contact with the first flange portion so as to provide a first flow path space for allowing a coolant to flow between the second case and the first case,
the first flange portion is fixed to the fixing member while supporting the first case and the second power semiconductor module,
the first case has a first fin, and a first fin base connected to the first fin,
the second case has a second fin, and a second fin base connected to the second fin,
the first fin is formed, in the first flow path space, to have a distal end portion located closer to the second fin base than a connection portion between the first fin and the first fin base, and
the second fin is formed, in the first flow path space, to have a distal end portion located closer to the first fin base than a connection portion between the second fin and the second fin base.

US Pat. No. 9,992,909

REVERSIBLE LOUVER FOR FABRIC CARD FAN SOLUTION

Arista Networks, Inc., S...

1. A system, comprising:a fan module comprising:
a first housing adapted to include a fan in a first orientation, wherein the first housing has a front side and a rear side on opposite sides of the first housing;
the fan, disposed within the first housing, is adapted to:
cause air to flow into the rear side of the first housing, through the first housing, and out of the front side of the first housing when in the first orientation;
a key receptacle, disposed on the front side of the first housing, adapted to:
mate with a first key, when the fan is in the first orientation;
a louver comprising:
a second housing comprising a set of slats, wherein the second housing has a front side and a rear side on opposite sides of the second housing;
the set of slats, disposed within the second housing, wherein the set of slats is adapted as:
a one way valve that allows air to flow into the rear side of the second housing, through the second housing, and out of the front side of the second housing;
the first key, disposed on the rear side of the second housing, is adapted to only mate with the key receptacle;
a second key, disposed on the front side of the second housing, is adapted to not mate with the key receptacle;
wherein coupling of the key receptacle with the first key comprises an approaching of the first housing towards, and in a direction perpendicular to, the rear side of the second housing;
wherein decoupling of the key receptacle with the first key comprises a distancing of the first housing from, and in the direction perpendicular to, the rear side of the second housing;
wherein after the first key is mated with the key receptacle, a first contact is formed between the front side of the first housing and rear side of the second housing and the first contact causes, when the fan is active, an air flow into the rear side of the first housing, through the first housing, out of the front side of the first housing, into the rear side of the second housing, through the second housing, and out of the front side of the second housing.

US Pat. No. 9,992,880

RIGID-BEND PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FABRICATION

Multek Technologies Limit...

1. A method of manufacturing a printed circuit board comprising:a. forming core structure having core circuitry on at least one surface of the core structure;
b. forming a printed circuit board stack up, wherein the printed circuit board stack up comprises the core structure, a dummy core, one or more non-conductive layers and one or more conductive layers, wherein one of the non-conductive layers is positioned between the dummy core and the core circuitry, further wherein the dummy core comprises a non-conductive layer and a conductive layer, and forming the printed circuit board stack up further comprises positioning the conductive layer of the dummy core in contact with the one non-conductive layer stacked in contact with the core circuitry;
c. laminating the printed circuit board stack up, thereby forming a laminated stack;
d. forming a depth controlled rout from a surface of the laminated stack to the dummy core and around a perimeter of the dummy core, wherein a portion of the laminated stack within the perimeter of the rout and to a depth including the dummy core forms a laminated stack plug; and
e. removing the laminated stack plug, thereby exposing the one non-conductive layer positioned between the dummy core and the core circuitry, wherein the exposed non-conductive layer has an exposed surface that is smooth.

US Pat. No. 9,992,762

REVERSE PATH COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

4. A method of operating a Reverse Path Communication System, operational in a wireless communication network which serves a plurality of wireless end user devices comprising:simultaneously transmitting from a content distribution server, connected to a multi-casting wireless network that serves a plurality of wireless end user devices, a stream of content frames received from a content source to a plurality of wireless end user devices, comprising a set of selected ones of wireless end user devices, over a single unidirectional forward broadcast path of the multi-casting network that extends from the content distribution server to the selected wireless end user devices;
transmitting over a private reverse path, concurrently operational with the unidirectional forward broadcast path, end user input data received from the at least one of the selected ones of the wireless end user devices in response to the stream of content frames transmitted over the unidirectional forward broadcast path;
wherein the step of simultaneously transmitting comprises:
receiving end user input data received from the set of selected ones of wireless end user devices and routing the end user input data to one of an external destination and a content processor for identifying modifications to the stream of content frames corresponding to the aggregated end user input data, comprising
defining a time period for use by the feedback synchronizer during which time period the end user input data received from the end users is associated with at least one of the present frames of the stream of content frames stored in the buffer,
processing the accumulated end user input data received from the end users to a composite content revision for stream of content frames, and
dynamically modifying, in response to identified modifications to the stream of content frames corresponding to the aggregated end user input data, the stream of content frames yet to be transmitted to the set of selected ones of wireless end user devices and transmitting the modified the stream of content frames to the set of selected ones of wireless end user devices.

US Pat. No. 9,992,759

DOWNLINK MULTICAST CHANNEL AND DATA CHANNEL IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno Technologies, LLC,...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a wireless device from a base station, at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells, wherein:
the plurality of cells are grouped into a plurality of timing advance groups (TAGs); and
the plurality of cells are grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups comprising:
a primary PUCCH group comprising a primary cell with a primary PUCCH transmitted to the base station; and
a secondary PUCCH group comprising a PUCCH secondary cell with a secondary PUCCH transmitted to the base station, wherein the PUCCH secondary cell is in a first TAG in the plurality of TAGs; and
when a time alignment timer of the first TAG expires:
stopping reception of downlink shared channel transport blocks on a first secondary cell in the secondary PUCCH group, the first secondary cell being different from the PUCCH secondary cell; and
continuing reception of downlink multicast channel transport blocks on the first secondary cell.

US Pat. No. 9,992,882

ELECTRONIC CONTROL UNIT

Hyundai Autron Co., Ltd.,...

1. An electronic control unit comprising:a housing which has an opening opened at one side of the housing;
a printed circuit board which is accommodated in the housing and has electronic control elements mounted on the printed circuit board in order to perform a control operation; and
a connector which is connected with the printed circuit board and coupled to the opening of the housing,
wherein a pressure correcting means, which connects an interior of the housing and an exterior of the housing and corrects pressure in the housing, is provided in the connector,
wherein the pressure connecting means includes a venting hole and a venting channel,
wherein the venting hole is exposed to the outside of the housing and provided in the connector, and
wherein the venting channel connects the venting hole with the interior of the housing and is formed along a side surface of the connector.

US Pat. No. 9,992,878

CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A circuit board comprising:two substrates having front surfaces and back surfaces, respectively, the back surfaces opposed to each other;
inter-layer insulating films on the front surfaces of the two substrates, respectively;
a dielectric, a first part of which is interposed between the back surfaces;
a first through hole extending through each of the two substrates from each of the inter-layer insulating films to each of the back surfaces, filled with a second part of the dielectric and facing the first part of the dielectric;
a second through hole extending through the two substrates from one of the inter-layer insulating films to the other one of the inter-layer insulating films;
a first conductor film extending on an inner surface of the first through hole;
a second conductor film covering over the first through hole on each of the front surfaces, the second conductor film connected to the first conductor film on the each of the front surfaces; and
an electro-copper plating film extending on an inner surface of the second through hole, wherein
the dielectric has a higher dielectric constant than that of the inter-layer insulating films,
the first conductor film and the second conductor film of each one of the two substrates are each one of a pair of electrodes for a capacitor, andthe first conductor film has a part exposed to the first part of the dielectric, and the part of the first conductor film is not in connection with any other conductors including the electro-copper plating film.

US Pat. No. 9,992,757

DONOR UNIT, REMOTE UNIT, AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION BASE STATION SYSTEM HAVING SAME

KMW INC., Hwaseong, Gyeo...

1. A mobile communication base station system comprising:a donor unit connected to a baseband unit;
a remote unit installed at a base station antenna side; and
wherein the donor unit comprises a baseband signal processor including a digital signal processor to process an interface with the baseband unit, a wireless communication unit to process a wireless communication signal between the baseband signal processor and the remote unit, and a synchronization and communication controller configured to generate a communication control signal and a synchronization signal using a signal received from the baseband unit,
wherein the remote unit comprises a service signal processor to process a Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) interface with the base station antenna, a wireless communication unit to process a wireless communication signal between the service signal processor and the donor unit, and a synchronization and communication controller configured to receive a synchronization signal and a communication control signal received from the donor unit,
wherein the baseband signal processor of the donor unit receives a downlink signal from the baseband unit, divides the downlink signal into a plurality of transmission channels, converts the plurality of transmission channels into a plurality of predetermined Radio Frequency (RF) bands, respectively, shifts frequencies of the predetermined RF bands by a predetermined amount, and then outputs the resultant RF bands, and
the wireless communication unit of the donor unit synthesizes a signal output from the baseband signal processor to convert the signal into a predetermined frequency band, and transmits the predetermined frequency band in a wireless communication.

US Pat. No. 9,991,005

SHIFT REGISTER AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Shanghai Tianma AM-OLED C...

1. A shift register, comprising:a first input module, a second input module and an output module; and
a first input terminal, a second input terminal, a third input terminal, a fourth input terminal, a fifth input terminal, a sixth input terminal and a first output terminal, wherein a first pulse signal is inputted to the first input terminal, a second pulse signal is inputted to the second input terminal, a first clock signal is inputted to the third input terminal, a second clock signal is inputted to the fourth input terminal, a first level signal is inputted to the fifth input terminal, and a second level signal is inputted to the sixth input terminal being; and, wherein
the first input module comprises a first transistor and a second transistor, a gate electrode of the first transistor being connected with the first input terminal, a source electrode of the first transistor being connected with the fifth input terminal, a drain electrode of the first transistor being connected with a first node, a gate electrode of the second transistor being connected with the first input terminal, a source electrode of the second transistor being connected with the fourth input terminal, and a drain electrode of the second transistor being connected with a second node,
the second input module being connected with the second input terminal, the third input terminal and the fourth input terminal, and the second input terminal being electrically connected with the first input module at the first node, and
the output module being connected with the fifth input terminal, the sixth input terminal and the first output terminal, the output module being electrically connected with the first input module at the first node and the second node, and the output module being electrically connected with the second input module at the first node.

US Pat. No. 9,987,564

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR CONDUCTING A WAGERING GAME

1. A method for conducting a wagering game in which at least one base wager is received in an electronic gaming machine having a computer and display and placed for eligibility in the wagering game through a button panel, keyboard, keypad, or touchscreen on the display,an initial player hand of playing cards is dealt for each base wager, an initial dealer hand of playing cards and an initial dealer hand are dealt and displayed on the display by the computer, at least one final player hand is formed from the initial player hand by standing on said initial player hand or receiving from the computer and displayed on the display at least one additional playing card dealt to said initial player hand, wherein if a sum of the values of the playing cards in a final player hand exceeds a target value, said base wager is collected and play is terminated for said final player hand,
the computer forming the final dealer hand from said initial dealer hand by the player indicating through the button panel, keyboard, keypad, or touchscreen on the display to stand on said initial dealer hand or receive at least one additional playing card dealt to said initial dealer hand, and, when a sum of the values in the playing cards in said final dealer hand is less than or equal to said target value, any remaining base wagers are resolved by comparing each final player hand to said final dealer hand and said target value, wherein if an initial player hand contains playing cards with a sum equal to said target value, said base wager is rewarded at a predefined blackjack rate greater than even money, the method comprising:
the computer defining a plurality of final dealer hands containing playing cards with a sum of the values of the playing cards that exceeds said target value is to be modified dealer bust hands;
the computer providing a pay table correlating at least one of said modified dealer bust hands to an increased award greater than, or equal to, said predefined blackjack rate and at least one of said modified dealer bust hand value is correlated to a decreased award less than even money; and issuing said modified award on said base wager according to said pay table when said final dealer hand matches said modified dealer bust hand value and the sum of the playing cards in a final player hand does not exceed said target value.
US Pat. No. 9,988,766

PROCESS OF DETERMINING FEATURES OF A PAPERMAKING FABRIC BASED ON SIZES AND LOCATIONS OF KNUCKLES AND POCKETS IN THE FABRIC

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A process of determining features of a fabric, the process comprising:forming a representation of a portion of a surface of the fabric, the representation showing locations and sizes of knuckles and pockets in the surface of the fabric, and the representation being one of (i) a print and (ii) a photograph of the surface of the fabric;
generating an image of the portion of the surface of the fabric based on the representation that is formed;
displaying at least a portion of the image on a screen associated with a computer having a processor;
determining the sizes and locations of the knuckles in the display of the at least a portion of the image;
determining the sizes and locations of the pockets in the display of the at least a portion of the image;
drawing a unit cell for the portion of the surface of the fabric in the displayed image, wherein the unit cell is defined by guidelines that (i) pass through the centers of the knuckles and (ii) form shapes that surround areas of the image that correspond to where the pockets are formed between the knuckles; and
calculating a planar volumetric index of the fabric based on properties of the unit cell defined by the guidelines,
wherein the guidelines are drawn using an image analysis program stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium.

US Pat. No. 9,992,894

DOCKING STATION FOR A MOBILE ROBOT

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A docking station for a mobile robot, including a first side and a second side and housing an electrical system having a power input, wherein the power input includes duplicate power input sockets with a first one of the duplicate power input sockets provided on the first side and a second one of the duplicate power input sockets provided on the second side.

US Pat. No. 9,992,753

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING A POWER TRANSMISSION LEVEL FOR A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

BLACKBERRY LIMITED, Wate...

1. A method of adjusting communication parameters for networks communicating with a communication device, the method comprising:monitoring for a condition relating to communication frequencies used in a first network communicating with the communication device, and communication frequencies used by the communication device for communications to a second network;
determining whether the communication device is operating in an access point mode in the second network; and
in response to determining that (i) the communication device is not operating in the access point mode in the second network, and (ii) an adjustment is to be implemented on a communication parameter of the second network communicating with the communication device based on the condition, implementing the adjustment to the communication parameter for the second network;
wherein the adjustment comprises reducing a transmission power level for communications sent by the communication device to the second network following a back-off scheme.

US Pat. No. 9,990,262

DYNAMIC MIRRORING

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A computing device comprising:a memory containing a computer readable medium comprising executable code; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor configured to execute the executable code to cause the processor to:
maintain, at a first node of a first cluster, a primary remote mirroring write cache partition for storing primary mirrored data from a second node of a second cluster based upon a partnership between the first node and the second node;
maintain, at the first node, an auxiliary remote mirroring write cache partition for storing auxiliary mirrored data from a third node of the second cluster based upon an auxiliary partnership between the first node and the third node, wherein the auxiliary remote mirroring write cache partition is used to establish an auxiliary mirroring logical pipeline between the first node and the third node based upon the second node failing;
receive a notification from the third node that the second node failed; and
establish the auxiliary mirroring logical pipeline between the first node and the third node based upon the auxiliary partnership.

US Pat. No. 9,992,919

ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT COMPONENT MOUNTING SYSTEM

FUJI MACHINE MFG. CO., LT...

1. An electronic circuit component mounting system comprising:a component supplying device that supplies an electronic circuit component;
a target member holding device that holds a mounting target member to which the electronic circuit component is to be mounted;
a mounting device that includes a component holding tool which holds the electronic circuit component and includes a lifting and lowering device which lifts and lowers the component holding tool, the mounting device receives the electronic circuit component from the component supplying device using the component holding tool, and mounts the electronic circuit component on the mounting target member held by the target member holding device; and
a damage detecting device that detects that the electronic circuit component is damaged in at least one of when the component holding tool contacts the electronic circuit component by the component holding tool being lowered by the lifting and lowering device, and when the electronic circuit component held by the component holding tool contacts the mounting target member by the component holding tool being lowered by the lifting and lowering device, the damage detection device including a reaction force detecting section that detects a reaction force against the component holding tool in at least one of when the component holding tool contacts the electronic circuit component, and when the electronic circuit component held by the component holding tool contacts the mounting target member,
wherein the reaction force detecting section includes a drive source current detecting section that detects a current of a drive source of the lifting and lowering device as an amount corresponding to the reaction force against the component holding tool.

US Pat. No. 9,992,914

COMMMONLY SUBMERSED SERVERS WITH VELOCITY AUGMENTATION AND PARTIAL RECIRCULATION IN TANK

GREEN REVOLUTION COOLING,...

1. An apparatus for holding and cooling rack-mountable servers having heat-producing electronic components, comprising:a tank defining an open interior volume and having a coolant inlet for receiving a dielectric liquid coolant within the open interior volume and having a coolant outlet for allowing the coolant to flow from the open interior volume, the coolant inlet and the coolant outlet being fluidly coupled to each other;
a volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the tank;
one or more mounting members positioned within the interior volume and configured to hold a plurality of rack-mountable servers in a horizontally stacked relationship with one another, with the rack-mountable servers in a vertical orientation within the interior volume such that the plurality of servers are commonly at least partially submersed in the volume of the dielectric liquid coolant;
one or more pumps configured to move at least portion of the dielectric liquid coolant in the tank;
a controller configured to maintain a temperature of the dielectric liquid coolant in the range of about 90° F. to about 130° F.;
a plurality of fluid velocity augmentation devices; and
a liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger outside of the tank, wherein the volume of dielectric liquid coolant is thermally coupled to a distal location via the liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger,
wherein the coolant inlet, the coolant outlet, and the mounting members are configured such that the one or more pumps are operable to move at least a portion of the dielectric liquid coolant vertically across heat producing components of one of the rack-mountable servers in parallel flow with dielectric liquid coolant moved vertically across heat producing components of at least one other of the rack-mountable servers,
wherein each of the plurality of fluid velocity augmentation devices is configured to increase the velocity of flow of the dielectric liquid coolant through at least one of the rack-mountable servers or between adjacent ones of the rack-mountable servers,
wherein at least one passage is defined in the tank that is outside of the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers, wherein at least one of the passages is in fluid connection with one or more of the fluid velocity augmentation devices, and wherein a circuit is formed in which a first portion of heated dielectric liquid coolant is moved vertically by the one or more fluid velocity augmentation devices across the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers, wherein the first portion of the dielectric liquid coolant is split into a second portion and a third portion after passing through the vertically oriented rack-mountable servers, wherein the second portion of the dielectric liquid coolant flows out of the tank and through the liquid-to-liquid or liquid-to-refrigerant heat exchanger such that heat is rejected to the distal location, and wherein the third portion flows through the at least one passage back to the one or more fluid velocity augmentation devices;
wherein the one or more mounting members hold the rack-mountable servers such that at least one of the rack-mountable servers is independently removable, through an opening in the top of the tank, from the volume of dielectric liquid coolant while at least two other rack-mountable servers remain commonly submersed in the volume of dielectric liquid coolant in the tank and sufficiently submersed to maintain cooling by the flow of the dielectric liquid coolant in the tank across heat producing electronic components of the at least two other rack-mountable servers, wherein any one or more of the servers can be removed while at least one other of the servers remains operating;
wherein at least one of the one or more mounting members is capable of mounting a first rack-mountable server, a second rack-mountable server, a third rack-mountable server and a fourth rack-mountable server such that: a first gap exists between the first rack-mountable server and the second rack-mountable server; a second gap exists between the second rack-mountable server and the third rack-mountable server and a third gap exists between the third rack-mountable server and the fourth rack-mountable server;
wherein dielectric liquid coolant is introduced into the tank through coolant inlet piping coupled to the plurality of fluid augmentation devices, wherein a first fluid augmentation device is positioned such that the fluid augmentation device directs the introduced dielectric liquid coolant into the first gap, wherein a second fluid augmentation device is positioned such that the fluid augmentation device directs the introduced dielectric liquid coolant into the second gap, and wherein a third fluid augmentation device is positioned such that the fluid augmentation device directs the introduced dielectric liquid coolant into the third gap.

US Pat. No. 9,992,766

UTILIZING ACTIVE OR PASSIVE BUFFERED DATA METRICS TO MITIGATE STREAMING DATA INTERRUPTION DURING DYNAMIC CHANNEL CHANGE OPERATIONS

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A wireless access point device, comprising:a network interface configured to communicate with a content provider server through a network;
a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a client device through an antenna; and
a processor coupled to and configured to control the network interface and the wireless transceiver, to cause the wireless access point device to:
receive data from the content provider server through the network interface,
stream the data to the client device through the wireless transceiver over a first channel of a plurality of channels,
determine that a buffer of the client device has sufficient buffered data having been received over the first channel so that output of streamed data via the client device can continue during a channel scan, and
scan a second channel of the plurality of channels, whereby the output of the streamed data via the client device continues during the scan of the second channel,
wherein the processor is further configured to cause the wireless access point device to:
during data streaming over the first channel, monitor the streaming of the data to the client device through the wireless transceiver to determine a data playback rate of the client device and an amount of data transmitted to the client device;
during data streaming over the first channel, determine to scan the second channel, based on the playback rate and the amount of data indicating that the buffer of the client device has sufficient buffered data; and
select the second of the plurality of channels as a different channel for further streaming of the data to the client device through the wireless transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,990,411

PLATFORM FOR VISUALLY CONFIGURING A PROCESS FLOW ACROSS MULTIPLE DISCRETE PROCESSES

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a server in communication with a database, a definition of a process flow comprising a sequence of activities for one or more discrete processes, wherein each activity in the sequence of activities of the process flow is configured to access one or more services from a plurality of different service modules in communication with the server to execute the sequence of activities of the process flow;
storing the process flow in the database;
providing, to a graphical display at a client system, a display of a process flow diagram comprising a sequence of elements visually representing the sequence of activities of the process flow;
receiving, at the server, a request from the client system to reconfigure the process flow, wherein the request to reconfigure the process flow is generated based on visually reconfiguring one or more elements in the process flow diagram at the client system;
reconfiguring the process flow in response to the request from the client system to generate a modified instance of the process flow; and
querying the database to store the modified instance of the process flow.

US Pat. No. 9,989,772

HIGH BRIGHTNESS, MONOLITHIC, MULTISPECTRAL SEMICONDUCTOR LASER

TERADIODE, INC., Wilming...

1. A laser system comprising:a laser beam emitter configured to emit a plurality of input optical beams each having a different wavelength; and
a non-free-space beam combining module comprising:
a plurality of external facets disposed along an outside portion of the non-free-space beam combining module, wherein at least one facet is configured to receive the plurality of input optical beams; and
a plurality of optical modifying surfaces (i) at least partially contained within the non-free-space beam combining module and (ii) comprising at least one beam converging surface, a diffraction surface, and a partially reflective surface,
wherein the at least one beam converging surface is configured to receive the input optical beams and cause the beams to converge at or proximate the diffraction surface,
wherein the diffraction surface receives the converged beams and transmits a multi-wavelength beam onto the partially reflective surface, and
wherein the partially reflective surface (i) receives the multi-wavelength beam, (ii) reflects a portion of the converged beams back to the laser beam emitter via the diffraction surface, wherein the reflected portion of the combined beams stabilizes each of the input optical beams to its wavelength, and (iii) transmits the multi-wavelength beam.

US Pat. No. 9,992,756

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTIVITY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for communicating with a plurality of base stations, the method being implemented by a wireless terminal, the method comprising:receiving first data via a first connection between the wireless terminal and a first base station;
receiving second data via a second connection between the wireless terminal and a second base station, wherein the second data is received in parallel with the first data, and wherein the first data is different from the second data;
receiving first control information via the first connection;
receiving second control information via the second connection, wherein the second control information is received in parallel with the first control information, and wherein the first control information is different from the second control information;
starting transmission of a first data packet to the first base station when wireless channel conditions for the first base station are better than wireless channel conditions for the second base station;
determining, after the transmission of the first data packet has started and before the transmission of the first data packet has completed, that the wireless channel conditions for the second base station are better than the wireless channel conditions for the first base station; and
finishing transmission of the first data packet to the first base station in parallel with starting transmission of a second data packet to the second base station.

US Pat. No. 9,991,725

CHARGING METHOD, MOBILE DEVICE, CHARGING DEVICE, AND CHARGING SYSTEM

HUAWEI DEVICE (DONGGUAN) ...

1. A mobile device comprising:a battery; and
a connector, wherein the connector comprises a charging pin and a ground pin; and
wherein when the charging pin establishes a connection to an output pin of a charging device by using a charging cable or a battery charging stand, the charging pin is configured to receive a first current signal transmitted by the output pin of the charging device, and transmit the first current signal to an anode pin of a battery, so as to charge the battery;
wherein the mobile device further comprises an analog switch,
wherein when the charging pin establishes the connection to the output pin of the charging device, the analog switch connects the anode pin of the battery to the charging pin, and
wherein the charging pin is configured to
receive the first current signal and
transmit the first current signal by using the analog switch, so as to charge the battery;wherein the mobile device further comprises a charging circuit and a universal serial bus (USB) port;wherein when the charging pin is disconnected from the output pin of the charging device, the analog switch is configured to
disconnect the anode pin of the battery from the charging pin, and
connect an output pin of the charging circuit to the anode pin of the battery; and
wherein an input pin of the charging circuit is connected to the USB port, and is configured to
receive a second current signal transmitted by the USB port, and
transmit the second current signal to the anode pin of the battery by using the output pin of the charging circuit and the analog switch, so as to charge the battery.

US Pat. No. 9,988,755

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A household appliance, comprising:an external frontal panel with a front side facing the outside of said appliance in an assembled state and a rear side opposite to said front side facing the interior of said appliance in an assembled state and with an aperture;
a cover element attached to the front side of the external frontal panel and covering said aperture on said front side; and
a receptacle attached to said rear side of the external frontal panel behind said aperture,
wherein said receptacle comprises a sealing element which in an assembled state extends through said aperture of said external frontal panel and contacts said cover element, thereby providing a sealed space between said cover element and said receptacle.

US Pat. No. 9,992,920

METHOD FOR ACCURATE POPULATION OF A CIRCUIT CARRIER

ZKW GROUP GMBH, Wieselbu...

1. A method for accurate population of a circuit carrier (2) with at least one electronic component (1) which comprises at least two separately controllable light-emitting surfaces (3a, 3b, 3c), by which position errors of the light-emitting surfaces (3a, 3b, 3c) on the electronic component are detected and compensated for by calculating a correction variable (k), the method comprising:a) optically detecting current positions of the at least two light-emitting surfaces (3a, 3b, 3c) of the electronic component (1) with respect to a reference point;
b) calculating at least one current variable (Sist) characterizing the geometric location of the light-emitting surfaces (3a, 3b, 3c) according to the current positions of the at least two light-emitting surfaces (3a, 3b, 3c) of the electronic component (1);
c) comparing the at least one current variable (Sist) to at least one target variable (Ssoll) for calculating at least one correction variable (k), wherein the target variable (Ssoll) is represented by predefined values regarding the location and orientation of the light-emitting surfaces (3a, 3b, 3c) with respect to the reference point;
d) populating the circuit carrier (2) with the at least one electronic component (1) according to the at least one correction variable (k).

US Pat. No. 9,992,912

HEAT DISSIPATING DEVICE COMBINED STRUCTURE

LIANCHUN INDUSTRIAL CO., ...

1. A heat dissipating device combined structure, comprising: a heat sink, the heat sink is provided with a bottom portion, a plurality of heat dissipating fins extend from the surface of the bottom portion, and at least one expanded portion extends from each side of the bottom portion; a clasp member, the clasp member is provided with a base, a side perpendicularly extends from the two sides of the base, a conduit is formed between the two sides, and the conduit enables the heat sink and a circuit board to be disposed therein; at least one ledge portion is configured on each of the sides, and the ledge portions pair with the bottom surface of the circuit board, a plurality of air foils extend from one end of the sides, and a slanting portion extends from each of the air foils to clasp onto the expanded portions; the bottom portion of the heat sink is attached to at least one exothermic electronic component on the top surface of the circuit board, and the circuit board is rigidly fixed between the slanting portions and the ledge portions; and wherein the circuit board and the heat sink are disposed and fixed inside the conduit; the width between the two expanded portions and the width of the circuit board are identical to the width of the conduit and the length of the circuit board is greater than the length of the clasp member; the protruding areas of the circuit board are respectively configured with a plurality of electrical contacts and at least one fixing hole, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,990,260

CROSS-PLATFORM REPLICATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a computing device, a replication relationship between a first storage endpoint and a second storage endpoint;
implementing a first proxy, at the computing device, to represent the first storage endpoint;
implementing a second proxy, at the computing device, to represent the second storage endpoint; and
performing a replication operation to replicate data from the first storage endpoint to the second storage endpoint based upon the replication relationship, wherein the performing comprises:
determining whether a first task of the replication operation targeting the first storage endpoint is to be implemented at the computing device upon the first proxy or is to be routed to the first storage endpoint based upon a task type of the first task;
implementing, at the computing device, the first task upon the first proxy based upon the task type corresponding to a control operation; and
routing the first task to the first storage endpoint based upon the first task corresponding to a file access operation.

US Pat. No. 9,989,453

TOMOGRAPHIC DETERMINATION OF SCALE BUILD-UP IN PIPES AND OTHER TANKS, CELLS, VESSELS OR CONTAINERS

CiDRA CORPORATE SERVICES,...

27. Apparatus for providing a determination of scale build-up on an inside wall of pipes, tanks, cells, vessels or containers, comprising:means for receiving with a signal processor module signaling containing information about the conductivity of a fluid contained, processed or flowing in a pipe, tank, cell, vessel or container having electrodes around the circumference of the pipe, tank, cell or vessel in an irregular configuration; and
means for determining with the signal processor module corresponding signaling containing information about a scale build-up on an inside wall of the pipe, tank, cell, vessel or container using a tomographic processing technique, based at least partly on the signaling received.

US Pat. No. 9,992,018

GENERATING CRYPTOGRAPHIC CHALLENGES TO COMMUNICATION REQUESTS

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system comprising:a memory configured to store computer-executable instructions;
a communication component circuitry for communicating over a communication network with a client computing device; and at least one processor, wherein the computer-executable instructions, when executed, configure the at least one processor to:
receive a request from the client computing device through the communication network;
assign a confidence level to the client computing device based at least in part on identification information associated with at least one of the client computing device or a user account associated with the request;
determine a target amount of computations for the client computing device to compute a response based at least in part on the confidence level assigned to the client computing device, and wherein the system selects parameters used to generate a cryptographic challenge based at least in part on the target amount of computations for the client computing device;
generate an ordered plurality of secret keys;
generate an ordered plurality of messages;
generate a first ordered plurality of message authentication codes, wherein each message authentication code is generated from a corresponding key of the ordered plurality of secret keys and a corresponding message of the ordered plurality of messages, wherein each message after a first message of the ordered plurality of messages is generated based at least in part on a secret key of the ordered plurality of secret keys used to generate a previous message authentication code of the ordered plurality of message authentication codes;
generate the cryptographic challenge, wherein the cryptographic challenge comprises the first message and the ordered plurality of message authentication codes;
transmit the cryptographic challenge to the client computing device through the communication network;
receive a challenge response to the cryptographic challenge from the client computing device through the communication network;
determine whether the challenge response includes at least a determined secret key of the ordered plurality of secret keys used to generate a determined message authentication code of the ordered plurality of message authentication codes; and
transmit a request response to the request to the client computing device through the communication network based, at least in part, on a result of the determination.

US Pat. No. 9,991,585

ANTENNA APPARATUS AND TERMINAL

Huawei Device (Dongguan) ...

1. A terminal, comprising:a printed circuit board; and
an antenna apparatus, comprising:
an antenna body comprising a first branch used to radiate a high-frequency signal and a second branch used to radiate a low-frequency signal, and
a first stub, wherein a first end of the first stub is connected to a first connection point of the second branch, and a second end of the first stub is a free end, wherein the first connection point is a first position with a maximum value of current distribution on the second branch of an electromagnetic wave having a wavelength, the wavelength corresponding to a specified high frequency at which the antenna apparatus works, and the length of the first stub is determined according to the wavelength corresponding to the specified high frequency.

US Pat. No. 9,991,302

OPTICAL SENSOR WITH COLOR FILTERS HAVING INCLINED SIDEWALLS

VisEra Technologies Compa...

1. An optical sensor, comprising:a sensing layer comprising a photodiode;
a first color filter comprising a first lower portion disposed on the sensing layer, and a first upper portion disposed on the first lower portion, wherein the first upper portion comprises a first bottom interface connected to the first lower portion, a first inclined surface inclined relative to the first bottom interface, and a second inclined surface opposite to the first inclined surface and inclined relative to the first bottom interface;
a shading structure surrounding the first lower portion; and
a grid structure surrounding the first upper portion, wherein the grid structure comprises a first grid layer disposed on the shading structure, a second grid layer disposed on the first grid layer, and a third grid layer disposed on the second grid layer,
wherein a refractive index of the first grid layer is greater than a refractive index of the second grid layer, and a refractive index of the second grid layer is greater than a refractive index of the third grid layer,
wherein between the first inclined surface and the first bottom interface is a first acute angle, and between the second inclined surface and the first bottom interface is a second acute angle.

US Pat. No. 9,991,067

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN ELECTRIC CONTACT SUPPORT

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A method for the production of an electric contact carrier of a switching bridge, the method comprising:producing a basic profile from a basic material, the basic profile including a contact accepting area;
welding a portion of a contact material on the contact accepting area of the basic profile; and then
cutting a remaining portion of the contact material from the welded portion after the contact material is welded to the contact accepting area;
forming the welded portion of the contact material into a contact of the electric contact carrier; and then
removing the electric contact carrier from the basic material.

US Pat. No. 9,989,442

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM SENSOR

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A hydraulic system, comprising:a hydraulic circuit;
a module body connected to the hydraulic circuit, the module body having an inlet and an outlet with a fluid flow path between the inlet and the outlet;
a sensor connected to the module body for sensing a characteristic of hydraulic fluid of the hydraulic circuit;
an energy harvester configured to harvest energy from the hydraulic circuit; and
a controller powered at least in part by the energy harvester, the controller interfacing with the sensor.

US Pat. No. 9,989,042

PROPEL CIRCUIT AND WORK CIRCUIT COMBINATIONS FOR A WORK MACHINE

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A hydraulic circuit architecture for a mobile work vehicle, the hydraulic circuit architecture comprising:a drive hydraulic pump adapted to be driven by a prime mover, the drive hydraulic pump having a high pressure side and a low pressure side;
a hydraulic work circuit adapted for connection to at least one actuator for driving a work implement of the mobile work vehicle;
a hydraulic propel circuit including a propel hydraulic motor adapted to be connected to a drive train of the mobile work vehicle, the hydraulic propel circuit also including a hydraulic accumulator; and
a circuit selector for selectively connecting the high pressure side of the drive hydraulic pump to the hydraulic work circuit and the hydraulic propel circuit;
wherein the hydraulic circuit architecture is operable in: a) a first mode where the hydraulic propel circuit is connected to the high pressure side of the drive hydraulic pump and the hydraulic work circuit is disconnected from the high pressure side of the drive hydraulic pump; and b) a second mode where the hydraulic work circuit is connected to the high pressure side of the drive hydraulic pump and the hydraulic propel circuit is disconnected from the high pressure side of the drive hydraulic pump so that when the hydraulic circuit architecture is in the second mode, stored energy from the hydraulic accumulator can be used to drive the propel hydraulic motor to cause propulsion of the mobile work vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,992,843

LOCATION INDEPENDENT LIGHTING SENSOR SYSTEM

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for sensing luminaire properties and controlling a luminaire performance based on sensor readings of the luminaire, wherein the sensor readings are taken without regard to the location, distance or orientation of the sensor relative to the luminaire, comprising:a dimming control configured to control the dimming of a luminaire;
at least one sensor configured to take a sensor reading of the luminaire;
a gateway configured to receive sensor readings from the at least one sensor, and to control operation of the dimming control in accordance with an expected luminaire lifetime prediction relationship; and
a cloud server configured to control operation of the gateway, wherein
the at least one sensor sends periodic sensor readings to the gateway, and
the gateway sends sensor readings to the cloud server when the sensor readings are outside of sensor ranges expected by the gateway, and
the cloud server compares the sensor readings received from the gateway to the expected luminaire lifetime prediction relationship to determine whether the at least one sensor needs to be recalibrated.

US Pat. No. 9,991,674

OPTICAL TRANSMITTER WITH A HEAT DISSIPATION STRUCTURE

LUXNET CORPORATION, Zhon...

1. An optical transmitter with a heat dissipation structure, comprising:a substrate comprising a base body, a heat dissipation well disposed on the base body, and a thermal conductive block inserted into and fixed to the heat dissipation well and having a side with a heat guiding plane thereon; and
an optical transmitter unit disposed on the thermal conductive block and comprising a heat dissipating substrate directly disposed on the heat guiding plane and a laser diode directly disposed on the heat dissipating substrate;
wherein the laser diode has an active region, and the distance between the active region and the contact interface of the laser diode and the heat dissipating substrate ranges from 2 ?m to 14 ?m, for shortening a heat conduction path of heat transferred from the active region through the heat dissipating substrate to the heat guiding plane; wherein the heat already transferred to the heat guiding plane is transferred horizontally to the base body enclosing the heat dissipation well.

US Pat. No. 9,990,632

DYNAMIC MODIFICATION OF A VERIFICATION METHOD ASSOCIATED WITH A TRANSACTION CARD

Capital One Services, LLC...

1. A device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, to:
receive user input indicating that a modification to a verification method associated with a transaction card from a first verification method to a second verification method is approved,
the first verification method and the second verification method using different types of verification information,
the transaction card being separate from the device;
determine that the verification method associated with the transaction card is to be modified based on receiving the user input indicating that the modification to the verification method is approved,
provide a set of instructions to the transaction card after determining that the verification method is to be modified,
the set of instructions to cause the transaction card to modify the verification method from the first verification method to the second verification method; and
provide information identifying the modification to the verification method to a transaction backend device to notify the transaction backend device that the verification method associated with the transaction card has been modified from the first verification method to the second verification method.

US Pat. No. 9,990,257

VIRTUAL MACHINE FAULT TOLERANCE

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method, comprising:aggregating a first snapshot of a virtual machine and a second snapshot of the virtual machine to create a snapshot of the virtual machine;
determining that a primary virtual machine type of the snapshot is not supported by a computing device;
converting the snapshot from the primary virtual machine type to a secondary virtual machine type supported by the computing device to create a converted snapshot; and
hosting the virtual machine on the computing device based upon the converted snapshot.

US Pat. No. 9,989,757

DEFORMABLE LENS

ESSENTIAL PRODUCTS, INC.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a plurality of micro electromechanical lenses collectively comprising a deformable lens configurable as any of a standard lens and a wide-angle lens;
a plurality of micro electromechanical devices, each micro electromechanical device operable in an active mode in which the micro electromechanical device exerts a force on a corresponding micro electromechanical lens among the plurality of micro electromechanical lenses to shape the deformable lens as the wide-angle lens, and each micro electromechanical device operable in a passive mode in which the corresponding micro electromechanical lens among the plurality of micro electromechanical lenses shapes the deformable lens as the standard lens;
a plurality of insulating members surrounding the plurality of micro electromechanical lenses among the plurality of micro electromechanical devices;
an insulating member among the plurality of insulating members, a micro electromechanical lens among the plurality of micro electromechanical lenses, and a micro electromechanical device among the plurality of micro electromechanical devices defining a prism in which the force is selectively exerted on the micro electromechanical lens; and
a controller that selectively operates to put the micro electromechanical device in either of the active mode and the passive mode.

US Pat. No. 9,989,223

LED LIGHTING APPARATUS WITH LEDS AND WIRES ATTACHED TO METAL SHEET MEMBER BY ADHESIVE

Automated Assembly Corpor...

12. The A lighting apparatus, comprising:a support structure having a sheet metal member, the sheet metal member having a first surface;
an adhesive layer directly attached to the first surface of the sheet metal member;
a plurality of light-emitting diode (LED) components directly attached to a second surface of the adhesive layer;
a plurality of wires attached to the sheet metal member by the adhesive layer and coupled to the plurality of LED components for providing power to the LED components,
wherein the plurality of wires have circular cross-sections and portions for connecting to the plurality of LED components, and each portion of a wire has a respective planar landing area extending longitudinally along the wire, and the lighting apparatus further comprising:
bond wires directly connected to the respective planar landing areas and to the plurality of LED components, wherein each of the plurality of wires directly contacts at least three of the bond wires.

US Pat. No. 9,987,023

ORTHOPAEDIC CUTTING TOOL HAVING A CHEMICALLY ETCHED METAL INSERT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

16. A method for manufacturing an orthopaedic surgical instrument, the method comprising:chemically etching a plurality of holes into each of a plurality of metallic cutting inserts; and
molding a body to the plurality of cutting inserts such that a portion of the body at least partially fills each of the plurality of holes in each of the plurality of cutting inserts to create adhesion between the plurality of cutting inserts and the body to form an orthopaedic cutting tool.

US Pat. No. 9,991,816

METHOD FOR OPERATING AN AT LEAST GENERATOR-OPERABLE ELECTRIC MOTOR AND MEANS FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION THEREOF

SEG Automotive Germany Gm...

1. A method for controlling a multi-phase electric machine, operable at least in generator mode, whose phase terminals in an active bridge rectifier are respectively connected, via addressable first current valves capable of being switched on and shut off, to a first DC voltage terminal and via second current valves to a second DC voltage terminal, the method comprising:in a generator mode of the electric machine after occurrence of a load dump, repeatedly initiating and discontinuing phase short circuits of the phase terminals via the first current valves, wherein a magnitude characterizing a natural frequency of the electric machine is ascertained, and the first current valves are addressed with a switching frequency to initiate and discontinue the phase short circuits on the basis of the magnitude characterizing the natural frequency of the electric machine.

US Pat. No. 9,988,712

SUBSTRATE HOLDING DEVICE

AIXTRON SE, Herzogenrath...

1. A device for holding a substrate in a process chamber of a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) or physical vapor deposition (PVD) reactor, the device comprising:positioning flanks (5, 5?) configured to position respective sections of an edge (8) of the substrate (3), wherein the positioning flanks (5, 5?) surround a bearing area base surface (14) of the device which extends on a base surface level; and
a plurality of carrying protrusions (9), wherein each of the carrying protrusions (9) projects from and is completely surrounded by a depression (12, 20) of the bearing area base surface (14) and each of the carrying protrusions (9) has a contact surface (15) that is raised in relation to the bearing area base surface (14),
wherein the plurality of contact surfaces (15), located at a substrate contact level, are collectively configured to support the substrate (3),
wherein a floor or apex of the each of the depressions (12, 20) is located at a depression level, the depression level being spaced farther apart from the substrate contact level in a vertical direction than the base surface level, and
wherein for each of the depressions (12, 20), the floor or apex of the depression (12, 20) transitions without kinks into an outer wall of a corresponding carrying protrusion (9) via a first cross sectional rounding, which in turn transitions without kinks into the contact surface (15) of the corresponding carrying protrusion (9) via a second cross sectional rounding.

US Pat. No. 9,992,768

METHOD FOR PROCESSING IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE CONFIGURATION INFORMATION, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A terminal equipment which is able to perform communication with a base station in a first system and perform communication with another device in a second system different from the first system, comprising:a processing unit configured to release in-device coexistence configuration information configured, upon the terminal equipment initiates RRC connection reestablishment;
the in-device coexistence configuration information comprises the configuration information on whether the terminal equipment is permitted to transmit in-device coexistence indication to the base station and the configuration information to control the terminal equipment to perform autonomous denial of uplink signal transmission of the first system;
not transmit in-device coexistence indication by the terminal equipment to a new base station, when connection between the terminal equipment and the new base station is reestablished and the terminal equipment does not receive in-device coexistence configuration information containing first configuration information transmitted by the new base station, wherein the first configuration information refers to configuration information configured by the new base station to indicate a permission to transmit in-device coexistence indication to the new base station by the terminal equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,992,693

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ADDING SERVING CELLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

INNOVATIVE SONIC CORPORAT...

1. A method for adding serving cells in a wireless communication system, comprising:a UE (User Equipment) is served by a first cell controlled by a first eNB (evolved Node B), wherein multiple radio bearers (RBs) for the UE are allocated to the first eNB and there is a MAC (Medium Access Control) entity in the UE for supporting the first cell;
the UE receives a RRC (Radio Resource Control) message for adding a second cell controlled by a second eNB to serve the UE together with the first cell, wherein a RB among the multiple RBs is relocated to the second eNB according to information included in the RRC message; and
in response to the relocation of the RB, the UE re-establishes a RLC (Radio Link Control) entity corresponding to the RB, does not re-establish RLC entities corresponding to RBs which are not relocated to the second eNB, and does not reset the MAC entity.

US Pat. No. 9,990,754

SYSTEM FOR RENDERING USING POSITION BASED FINITE ELEMENT SIMULATION

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:under control of a computing system comprising a hardware processor,
receiving, by a game application, user inputs for execution of an electronic command within the game application;
receiving, by a rendering engine within the game application, computer representations of a plurality of objects for rendering within the game application responsive to the electronic command;
rendering, by the rendering engine, at least some of the plurality of objects within the game application, wherein rendering individual objects of at least some of the plurality of objects comprises:
calculating a deformation gradient for an element of a plurality of elements forming the object, wherein calculating the deformation gradient includes calculating a one-point quadrature value at a center of the element;
calculating elastic energy on the element;
calculating nodal forces on the element;
calculating a change in position of the element based in part on the calculated elastic energy and nodal forces of the element;
calculating a change in velocity of the element based in part on the position of the element;
calculating a rotation of the element from a first rotational position to a second rotational position such that a second angular momentum of the element in the second rotational position is the same as a first angular momentum of the element in the first rotational position; and
generating output instructions, by the game application, of a frame comprising the at least some of the plurality of objects rendered by the rendering engine within the game application for a user display.

US Pat. No. 9,989,234

INTERIOR AIRCRAFT LED LIGHT UNIT

GOODRICH LIGHTING SYSTEMS...

1. Interior aircraft LED light unit comprising:at least one printed circuit board, on which a plurality of LEDs are connected to a power source, each one of the plurality of LEDs having a predetermined distance to the power source, and each one of the plurality of LEDs being associated with a respective thermal transfer member having a predetermined size, for transferring heat away from the respective LED,
wherein, for at least some of the plurality of LEDs, the predetermined size of the respective thermal transfer member varies with the predetermined distance of the LED to the power source, with the predetermined size of the thermal transfer members decreasing for an increase in the predetermined distance of the LED to the power source, and
wherein an operating temperature of each of the plurality of LEDs is between 70% and 130% of an average operating temperature of the plurality of LEDs.

US Pat. No. 9,992,917

3-D PRINTING METHOD FOR PRODUCING TUNGSTEN-BASED SHIELDING PARTS

VULCAN GMS, Milwaukee, W...

1. A method of manufacturing an electromagnetic shielding element, comprising the steps of:receiving data defining one or more parameters of an electromagnetic shielding element;
generating a digital model of the electromagnetic shielding element from the one or more parameters;
defining an additive fabrication tool pathway for forming the electromagnetic shielding element according to the digital model;
providing to an additive fabrication tool a molten compound consisting of a substantially pure volume of tungsten substantially evenly distributed throughout a polymeric matrix in a molten state, wherein the molten compound comprises at least 90 percent tungsten by weight and equal to or less than 60 percent tungsten by volume;
dispensing from the additive fabrication tool, the molten compound into a predetermined location according to the tool pathway, wherein the predetermined location defines the shape of the electromagnetic shielding element; and
cooling the molten compound to form a hardened compound comprising the volume of tungsten substantially evenly distributed throughout a single uninterrupted layer of the polymeric matrix in a hardened state to define the electromagnetic shielding element, wherein the electromagnetic shielding element has a density substantially equivalent to lead and exhibits an x-ray radiation attenuation property substantially equivalent to lead.

US Pat. No. 9,992,913

RACK SYSTEM COOLING WITH INCLINED COMPUTING DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A data center, comprising:one or more racks, each of the one or more racks including a front end;
one or more servers coupled to at least one of the racks, wherein the one or more servers each comprise heat producing components mounted in an enclosure of the server,
wherein the enclosure of at least one of the servers is inclined in the rack such that a lower end of the at least one server is proximate to the front end of the rack and is at a lower elevation than a higher end of the at least one server; and
one or more air moving devices configured to move air from the front end of the rack and into the enclosure of the at least one inclined server such that air passes through the at least one inclined server from the lower end of the at least one inclined server to the higher end of the at least one inclined server, to remove heat from at least some of the heat producing components in the at least one inclined server, wherein the enclosure of the at least one inclined server is inclined such that the enclosure is aligned with a direction of airflow through the rack.

US Pat. No. 9,992,908

DISPLAY DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a case comprising:
an inlet; and
an outlet;
a display module disposed in the case and comprising a display panel configured to display an image; and
a heat exchange device configured to receive heat from the display module and comprising:
a first portion provided in a first cooling passage, air in the first cooling passage moving over the display module;
a second portion provided in a second cooling passage, air in the second cooling passage moving over the heat exchange device; and
a panel unit disposed between the first portion and the second portion; and
a cooling plate coupled to a rear surface of the display module and configured to receive the heat from the display module,
wherein the first portion of the heat exchange device comprises a plurality of contact surfaces, disposed on the cooling plate and extending parallel to the panel unit, and a plurality of contact supports extending perpendicular to the plurality of contact surfaces a plurality of closed spaces being defined by the plurality of contact surfaces, the plurality of contact supports, the panel unit, and the cooling plate,
wherein the heat from the display module is transferred to the first portion of the heat exchange device via the first cooling passage,
wherein the heat transferred to the first portion is transferred to the second portion,
wherein air suctioned through the inlet is heat-exchanged in the second cooling passage with the second portion and discharged to an exterior of the display apparatus through the outlet.

US Pat. No. 9,991,799

SWITCH MODE POWER SUPPLIES INCLUDING PRIMARY SIDE CLAMPING CIRCUITS CONTROLLED BASED ON SECONDARY SIDE SIGNALS

Astec International Limit...

1. A switch mode power supply comprising:an input to receive an input voltage;
an output to provide an output voltage;
a power converter coupled between the input and the output, the power converter including a transformer having a primary side and a secondary side, and a clamping circuit, the transformer isolating the input from the output, the clamping circuit having at least one first switching device coupled between the transformer and the input;
a second switching device coupled between the transformer and the output; and
a control circuit coupled to the first switching device of the clamping circuit and the second switching device, the control circuit including at least one isolation component and a switch driver, the control circuit configured to control the second switching device with a signal from the switch driver, pass the signal from the switch driver to the primary side of the transformer via the at least one isolation component, and control the first switching device coupled between the transformer and the input in response to the signal received from the switch driver via the at least one isolation component.

US Pat. No. 9,991,044

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

Bothhand Enterprise Inc.,...

1. An electronic apparatus adapted to be mounted to a circuit board, and comprising:a base including a first base wall that is adapted to be spaced apart from the circuit board in a board connecting direction, a second base wall that is adapted to be disposed between the circuit board and said first base wall, a separating wall that is connected between said first base wall and said second base wall, and two receiving spaces that are respectively disposed at opposite sides of said separating wall along a transverse direction that is perpendicular to the board connecting direction, said first base wall having two first side surfaces that are spaced apart from each other in the transverse direction, said second base wall having two second side surfaces that are spaced apart from each other in the transverse direction; and
at least one electronic module including a terminal unit and two electronic units, said electronic units being respectively received in said receiving spaces, said terminal unit including two pairs of first terminals that are respectively mounted to opposite sides of said second base wall of said base opposite to each other in the transverse direction and that are adapted to be electrically connected to the circuit board, and two second terminals that are mounted to said first base wall of said base, each of said first terminals having a first connecting section that protrudes from a corresponding one of said second side surfaces of said second base wall, each of said second terminals having two second connecting sections that respectively protrude from said first side surfaces of said first base wall, each of said electronic units being electrically connected to said first connecting sections of a corresponding pair of said first terminals, and corresponding ones of said second connecting sections of said second terminals.

US Pat. No. 9,990,795

DYNAMIC TRANSACTION CARD WITH EMV INTERFACE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

CAPITAL ONE SERVICES, LLC...

1. A dynamic transaction card comprising:a top surface layer having a EuroPay-MasterCard-Visa (“EMV”) contact pattern;
a backing layer;
an EMV microprocessor located between the top surface layer and the backing layer;
a display configured to indicate account balance or transaction information; and
an EMV interface connecting the EMV contact pattern and the EMV microprocessor, wherein:
the EMV contact pattern is not layered on top of the EMV microprocessor;
the EMV interface provides access to signals transmitted between the EMV microprocessor and an EMV terminal; and
wherein the EMV contact pattern has edges that are trimmed to scallops to provide surface mounting.

US Pat. No. 9,989,645

UTILIZING ACCELEROMETER DATA TO CONFIGURE AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE FOR A USER

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A transport facilitation system comprising:one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the transport facilitation system to:
receive a pick-up request from a mobile computing device of a requesting user, the pick-up request comprising a pick-up location;
based on the pick-up location, select an autonomous vehicle (AV) to service the pick-up request;
in response to receiving the pick-up request, receive and analyze accelerometer data and location data from the mobile computing device;
based on the accelerometer data and the location data, determine a set of user attributes of the requesting user;
based on the determined set of user attributes, determine a set of seat adjustments for a seat of the selected AV; and
transmit, to the selected AV, a set of configuration instructions based on the set of seat adjustments to cause the selected AV to configure the seat based on the set of user attributes for the requesting user prior to arriving at the pick-up location.

US Pat. No. 9,989,239

LED LAMPS AND LUMINAIRES

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. An LED downlight lighting module comprising:an LED module comprising one or more single LED(s) on a first printed circuit board;
a heat sink, wherein the first printed circuit board is in thermal contact with the heat sink such that heat from the LED(s) on the LED module is dissipated through the heat sink; and
a second printed circuit board adapted to accommodate a power and control circuitry for the LED(s),
wherein the second printed circuit board is located within a driver box accommodated within one of a void and a recess in the heat sink structure, and wherein the driver box is thermally insulated from both the heat sink and from the first printed circuit board, and thus from the LED(s),
wherein the first printed circuit board and the second printed circuit board are disposed on opposite sides of the heat sink and are thermally insulated from one another, and
wherein the heat sink takes the form of a substantially frustoconical shape closed at or near its narrower end by a rear wall having a front face and a rear face.

US Pat. No. 9,988,752

WASHING MACHINE MOTOR AND WASHING MACHINE COMPRISING SAME

AMOTECH CO., LTD., Inche...

1. A washing machine motor comprising:an inner rotor;
an outer rotor;
a double stator disposed with an air gap between the inner rotor and the outer rotor, and independently and selectively controlling the inner rotor and the outer and driving the inner rotor and the outer rotor selectively and independently from each other;
a first cylindrical outer shaft connected to the inner rotor;
a second cylindrical outer shaft connected to a washing tub;
a first inner shaft rotatably disposed inside the first cylindrical shaft and connected to the outer rotor;
a second inner shaft rotatably disposed inside the second cylindrical shaft and connected to a pulsator inside the washing tub;
a planetary gear set comprising: a ring gear fixedly coupled to the first cylindrical outer shaft and the second cylindrical outer shaft; a sun gear fixedly coupled to the first inner shaft; a plurality of planetary gears rotatably engaged with an outer surface of the sun gear and an inner surface of the ring gear; and a carrier coupled to the second inner shaft and rotatably supporting the planetary gears, wherein the planetary gear set is configured in such a way that, when a rotational force from the outer rotor is applied to the sun gear through the first inner shaft, a rotational speed of the outer rotor is decelerated through the planetary gears and is transmitted to the pulsator through the carrier and the second inner shaft; and, when a rotational force from the inner rotor is applied to the ring gear through the first cylindrical outer shaft, a rotational speed of the inner rotor is not decelerated and is transmitted to the washing tub through the ring gear and the second cylindrical outer shaft;
a first bearing mounted on an outer surface of the first cylindrical outer shaft and a second bearing mounted on an outer surface of the second cylindrical outer shaft in such a way that the planetary gear set is able to rotate in both directions; and
a control unit configured to control the double stator in such a manner that, when under a washing mode, the outer rotor and the inner rotor are driven in opposite directions to each other simultaneously or with a time delay to thereby generate a vortex water flow due to water flows by the pulsator and the washing tub rotating in opposite directions, and when under a dewatering mode, the outer rotor and the inner rotor are driven simultaneously in a same direction.

US Pat. No. 9,992,672

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EXCHANGING ENCRYPTED COMMUNICATIONS WITH AN EYE-MOUNTABLE DEVICE

Verily Life Sciences LLC,...

1. An apparatus for use with an eye, comprising:an enclosure material;
an accommodation actuator disposed within the enclosure material, wherein the accommodation actuator is coupled to adjust a level of accommodation of the apparatus;
a controller disposed within the enclosure material, wherein the controller includes one or more integrated circuits with associated logic that when executed by the controller causes the controller to perform operations including:
exchanging a wireless communication between the apparatus and an auxiliary device via communication logic while the enclosure material is in contact with the eye of a user; and
performing a cryptographic operation via cryptographic logic to encrypt or decrypt data included in the wireless communication, wherein the data included in the wireless communication includes information describing the level of accommodation provided to the apparatus by the accommodation actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,991,601

COPLANAR WAVEGUIDE TRANSITION FOR MULTI-BAND IMPEDANCE MATCHING

The MITRE Corporation, M...

1. A microstrip antenna comprising:a first substrate;
a ground plane disposed on a first side of the first substrate;
a first conductive layer disposed on a second side of the first substrate, opposite the first side, wherein the first conductive layer is configured to resonate at a first frequency;
a second substrate disposed on the first conductive layer, opposite the first substrate;
a second conductive layer disposed on a side of the second substrate opposite the first conductive layer, wherein the second conductive layer is configured to resonate at a second frequency, the second frequency being different than the first frequency;
a first feed conductor extending through the first substrate and terminating at a first location of the first conductive layer, wherein the first feed conductor is configured to provide first excitation signals to the first conductive layer;
a second feed conductor extending through the second substrate and terminating at a second location of the first conductive layer that is offset from the first location, wherein the second feed conductor is configured to provide second excitation signals to the second conductive layer; and
a conductive strip disposed in the first conductive layer and extending from the first location to the second location and electrically connecting the first feed conductor and the second feed conductor.
US Pat. No. 9,986,724

GENETICALLY MODIFIED NON-HUMAN ANIMALS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Regeneron Pharmaceuticals...

1. A method of producing an antigen-binding protein, the method comprising:immunizing an engrafted, genetically modified, Rag-2?/?IL-2rgnull mouse with an antigen, wherein the mouse comprises
a genome comprising a nucleic acid encoding human IL-6, wherein the nucleic acid encoding human IL-6 replaces the endogenous mouse IL-6 gene at the endogenous mouse IL-6 gene locus, and wherein the nucleic acid encoding human IL-6 is operably linked to the endogenous mouse IL-6 promoter, and
an engraftment of human hematopoietic cells,
wherein, following the immunizing, the mouse produces a human B cell comprising an antigen-binding protein that specifically binds the antigen.

US Pat. No. 9,991,689

POWER PEDESTAL AND MOUNTING ASSEMBLY THEREFOR

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A mounting assembly for a power pedestal including a number of electrical components, said mounting assembly comprising:a plurality of mounting members comprising a first mounting member and a second mounting member each structured to engage an elongated support member and be coupled to said elongated support member, said elongated support member having an end portion,
wherein said plurality of mounting members are cooperatively structured to enclose the end portion; wherein each of said first mounting member and said second mounting member comprises a first wall, a second wall, and a third wall each structured to engage said elongated member; wherein said second wall and said third wall extend outwardly from said first wall and are disposed perpendicular to said first wall; wherein said plurality of mounting members further comprises a third mounting member and a fourth mounting member each coupled to said first mounting member and said second mounting member and being structured to be spaced from said elongated member; wherein each of said first mounting member and said second mounting member extends from said third mounting member to said fourth mounting member; wherein each of said second wall and said third wall of at least one of said first mounting member and said second mounting member is disposed in a corresponding plane; wherein the plane of said second wall and the plane of said third wall are each disposed between and are each parallel with respect to said third mounting member and said fourth mounting member; wherein the plane of said second wall is spaced a first distance from the plane of said third wall; wherein said third mounting member is spaced a second distance from said fourth mounting member; and wherein the second distance is greater than the first distance.

US Pat. No. 9,990,048

INTERACTION METHOD BETWEEN PIECES OF EQUIPMENT AND USER EQUIPMENT

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a first piece of user equipment comprising a processor, first motion information of a second piece of user equipment;
obtaining, by the first piece of the user equipment, second motion information of an eye associated with a user identity from a near-to-eye equipment; and
executing, by the first piece of the user equipment, an interaction operation with at least one of the near-to-eye equipment or the second piece of user equipment in response to the first motion information being determined to match the second motion information, wherein the first motion information being determined to match the second motion information is based on an actual motion of the second piece of user equipment and a determined motion for an object on which the eye is focused in a manner that is determined to be consistent.

US Pat. No. 9,990,047

INTERACTION METHOD BETWEEN PIECES OF EQUIPMENT AND USER EQUIPMENT

BEIJING ZHIGU RUI TUO TEC...

1. A method, comprising:obtaining, by a user equipment comprising a processor, first motion information of the user equipment;
obtaining, by the user equipment, second motion information of an eye associated with a user identity from a near-to-eye equipment; and
executing, by the user equipment, an interaction operation with the near-to-eye equipment in response to the first motion information being determined to match the second motion information, wherein the first motion information being determined to match the second motion information is based on an actual motion of the user equipment and a determined motion for an object on which the eye is focused in a manner that is determined to be consistent.

US Pat. No. 9,989,527

LATERAL FLOW ASSAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Alverix, Inc., Franklin ...

1. A diagnostic test system, comprising:a test strip comprising one or more test regions and one or more control regions, the one or more test regions comprising multiple localized regions containing an immobilized substance configured to bind a target analyte;
a reader programed to obtain light intensity measurements from the multiple localized regions of the one or more test regions, the reader comprising
one or more light sources configured to illuminate the multiple localized regions of the one or more test regions, and
a light detector array that comprises individual light detectors, each individual light detector configured to obtain a separable light intensity measurement from one of the multiple localized regions of the one or more test regions; and
a data analyzer comprising software that identifies the separable light intensity measurements obtained from the one or more test regions and computes at least one parameter from the identified separable light intensity measurements.

US Pat. No. 9,989,507

DETECTION AND PREVENTION OF TOXIC GAS

EchoStar Technologies Int...

1. A method for automation control for carbon monoxide diagnosis, the method comprising:receiving, at an automation controller, carbon monoxide sensor readings from one or more carbon monoxide detectors;
recording, by the automation controller, the carbon monoxide sensor readings over a first time period;
monitoring, by the automation controller, activity of components of a home over the first time period, wherein the activity of the components is at least in part based on a first activity schedule and constrained by a user input;
identifying, by the automation controller, a first correlation between the activity of the components of the home and the carbon monoxide sensor readings over the first time period;
generating, by the automation controller, a second activity schedule for a second time period for at least one component of the home, wherein the second activity schedule defines second activity comprising active and inactive periods of time for the at least one component of the home, and wherein the automation controller, during the second activity schedule, is configured to:
meet user constraints; and
test the first correlation between the activity and the carbon monoxide sensor readings by activating or deactivating the at least one component of the home to follow the second activity schedule during the second time period to analyze the carbon monoxide sensor readings over the second time period in response to the second activity;
recording, by the automation controller, the carbon monoxide sensor readings over the second time period;
monitoring, by the automation controller, the activity of the components of the home over the second time period;
identifying, by the automation controller, a second correlation between the activity of the components and the carbon monoxide sensor readings over the second time period; and
determining, by the automation controller, if the first correlation and the second correlation are consistent.

US Pat. No. 9,987,989

ADJUSTABLE REARVIEW DEVICE, METHOD AND MOTOR VEHICLE

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

1. An adjustable rearview device for a motor vehicle includes a mirror head, a mirror base and at least one joint device which is arranged between the mirror head and mirror base and comprises at least one elastomeric element and an axis of rotation around which the mirror head can rotate or fold relative to the mirror base, from a first functional position, in which the elastomeric element holds the mirror head, into at least one second functional position in which the elastomeric element is stretched or compressed, further having at least one electrical conductor, which extends at least between the mirror base and mirror head and through which electrical energy can be transported wherein the at least one electrical conductor is elastically deformable at least in a direction of its longitudinal dimension.

US Pat. No. 9,992,858

PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD

Avary Holding (Shenzhen) ...

1. A printed circuit board, comprising:a first printed circuit substrate, the first printed circuit substrate comprising a substrate layer and a first conductive circuit layer, the first conductive circuit layer being defined on the substrate layer, the substrate layer comprising first grooves, the first conductive circuit layer including at least one signal wire, at least one of the first grooves being defined in one side of the at least one signal wire, wherein the first printed circuit substrate further comprises a second copper layer, the first conductive circuit layer further comprising at least two ground wires, the at least two ground wires being arranged on opposite sides of the signal wire, the at least two ground wires being separate from the signal wire; wherein the substrate layer comprises conductive holes, the conductive holes being equally distributed along the at least two ground wires and electrically connecting the at least two ground wires to the second copper layer; and
a second printed circuit substrate, the second printed circuit substrate being defined on the first printed circuit substrate, the second circuit substrate comprising a third copper layer, a second groove being opened in the third copper layer, the first groove being opposite to the second groove, the first groove and the second groove forming a space, the signal wire being surrounded by air in the space, wherein the second printed circuit substrate is coupled to the first printed circuit substrate by a conductive adhesive layer, the second copper layer, and the conductive holes; the conductive adhesive layer and the third copper layer forming a shielding structure, the shielding structure surrounding the signal wire.

US Pat. No. 9,992,828

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR ACCELERATED START-UP FOR A SWITCHING REGULATOR

Phoseon Technology, Inc.,...

1. A lighting system for operating one or more light emitting devices, comprising:one or more light emitting devices;
a switching regulator including a regulator output in electrical communication with the one or more light emitting devices;
an error amplifier including a first input, a second input, and an error output, the error output in electrical communication with the switching regulator via a pulse-width modulation generator; and
a controller including executable instructions stored in non-transitory memory to apply a first voltage and a second voltage to the first input of the error amplifier, the second voltage corresponding to a desired irradiance of the one or more light emitting devices, the first voltage independent from the desired irradiance, the first voltage applied to the first input in response to a startup of the lighting system, and the first voltage based on a maximum irradiance capability of the one or more light emitting devices.

US Pat. No. 9,991,605

FREQUENCY-SCALED ULTRA-WIDE SPECTRUM ELEMENT

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A phased array antenna comprising:a base plate;
a clustered pillar projecting from the base plate, wherein the clustered pillar is electrically connected to the base plate and comprises first and second projecting portions;
a first radiating element projecting from the base plate and configured to capacitively couple to the clustered pillar, wherein the first radiating element at least partially wraps around the first projecting portion; and
a second radiating element projecting from the base plate and configured to capacitively couple to the clustered pillar, wherein the second radiating element at least partially wraps around the second projecting portion.

US Pat. No. 9,989,163

DIAPHRAGM VALVE DRIVE

Georg Fischer Rohrleitung...

1. A device for actuating a diaphragm valve comprising:an electric motor;
a base board for fastening electrical components;
a gear unit for actuating the diaphragm valve or a spindle nut of the diaphragm valve;
a position indicator for indicating the degree of opening of the diaphragm valve, the position indicator has a position indicator shaft and is driven via the gear unit, the position indicator or the position indicator shaft is coaxially connected to a gearwheel, the gearwheel is positively and coaxially connected to the spindle nut of the diaphragm valve by an adapter; and
a housing including the electric motor, the base board, the gear unit, and the position indicator, the housing having a top part and a bottom part.

US Pat. No. 9,988,233

SHEET STACKING DEVICE

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A sheet stacking device, comprising:a stacking tray for stacking a discharged sheet;
an elevation unit that raises and lowers the stacking tray;
a sheet presence or absence detection unit that detects presence or absence of a sheet on the stacking tray,
a sheet surface detection unit that detects a sheet surface height of a top sheet stacked on the stacking tray; and
a control unit that controls the elevation unit based on a result of detection performed by the sheet surface detection unit,
wherein the control unit executes initial operation for moving the stacking tray to a predetermined range set in advance before a sheet is discharged onto the stacking tray, and when the sheet presence or absence detection unit detects presence or absence of a sheet on the stacking tray, and
(a) when the sheet surface height is within the predetermined range, the initial operation is ended without further operation,
(b) when the sheet surface height is below the predetermined range, the initial operation is ended at a time point at which the elevation unit is raised and the sheet surface height enters the predetermined range, and
(c) when the sheet surface height is above the predetermined range, the elevation unit is temporarily lowered to shift the sheet surface height to be below the predetermined range, and then the elevation unit is raised to shift the sheet surface height to be within the predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 9,992,873

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A PACKAGE SUBSTRATE

Qi Ding Technology Qinhua...

1. A method for manufacturing a package substrate, comprising:providing a first copper layer comprising a first face and a second face opposite to the first face, and etching the first copper layer from the first face to form a plurality of protrusions;
laminating a dielectric layer on the protrusions of the first copper layer, the dielectric layer comprising a first side and a second side opposite to the first side;
forming a double copper layers structure on the second side of the dielectric layer and opposite to the first copper layer,
polishing the second face of the first cooper layer to change a height of each of the protrusions to form a first circuit layer comprising a plurality of spaced first circuit patterns embedded into the dielectric layer; and
etching the double copper layers structure to form a plurality of spaced second circuit patterns, the second circuit patterns located outsides the dielectric layer and collectively forming a second circuit layer;
wherein each of the first circuit patterns has an extension direction from the first side toward the second side of the dielectric layer, and has widths thereof gradually decreasing along the extension direction.

US Pat. No. 9,992,872

TOUCH SENSOR, TOUCH PANEL, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SMK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A touch sensor comprising:a sensor unit that is curved at least at a peripheral edge; and
a connector tail in which a first connection part having a first end portion connected to the sensor unit and a second connection part having a second end portion connected to a connector are continuously formed, wherein
the first connection part is separated from the second connection part by a straight curvature cancel line, and
the connector tail is configured such that the second connection part extends non-bending relative to the first connection part, and the first connection part curves in accordance with the curve of the peripheral edge of the sensor unit up to the straight curvature cancel line, the straight curvature cancel line cancelling out the curve of the first connection part.

US Pat. No. 9,991,869

TEMPERATURE COMPENSATED COMPOUND RESONATOR

Teknologian tutkimuskesku...

1. A microelectromechanical resonator device comprising;a support structure,
an actuator,
a doped semiconductor resonator, wherein the resonator has a base portion and at least one protrusion extending from the base portion, and wherein the resonator is excitable by said actuator into a compound resonance mode having temperature coefficient of frequency (TCF) characteristics which are contributed by both the base portion and the at least one protrusion, and
at least one anchor suspending the resonator to the support structure.

US Pat. No. 9,990,833

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A TASK REMINDER BASED ON USER LOCATION

SCENERA MOBILE TECHNOLOGI...

1. An apparatus for providing a reminder of a task to be performed at a task location, the apparatus comprising:a monitoring module configured to receive location information of a user of a mobile device;
a data store for storing information that includes a task and a task location; and
a reminder module configured to provide a reminder for the task based on a current location of the user and an estimated probability of the user traveling in a trajectory leading toward or away from the task location.

US Pat. No. 9,990,522

OPTICAL CODE READER

Datalogic IP Tech S.R.L.,...

1. An imager module for an optical code reader, comprising:a camera comprising a lens system;
an actuator for moving the lens system, operatively connected to the lens system for autofocus adjustment, the actuator comprising a linear electric motor with a drive shaft, a position sensor device adapted to detect the position of the drive shaft within a predetermined stroke length and a control device adapted to control the movement of the drive shaft, and wherein:
the control device and the position sensor device are integrated in a single printed circuit board (PCB);
the linear electric motor comprises a frame that supports the drive shaft; and
said single PCB constitutes part of said frame.

US Pat. No. 9,990,455

ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING ELECTRONICS DESIGN IN CONNECTION WITH 3D STRUCTURES

TACTOTEK OY, Oulunsalo (...

1. An apparatus for facilitating circuit layout design in connection with three-dimensional (3D) target designs, the apparatus comprising:at least one communication interface;
at least one processor; and
a memory storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to:
obtain and store information in a data repository hosted by the memory, the information characterizing materials and/or processes applicable in producing circuits of electrically conductive structures on electrically insulating substrates subjected to processing,
receive design input characterizing:
a 3D target design to be produced from a substrate,
a target circuit design, defined in a 2D and/or a 3D domain, to be provided on the substrate, the target circuit design including components and/or electrical traces in terms of intended properties, including one or more of material, conductivity/resistance, dimensions, manufacturing method, connections and/or location, of the target circuit design, and
the substrate, including material and thickness or dimensions of the substrate,
determine a mapping between locations of the 3D target design and the substrate, including a location of the target circuit design, through utilization of a selected mapping technique,
apply the received design input and information corresponding to the received design input in the data repository, wherein the mapping technique is further configured to take elongation of the substrate during producing the 3D target design from the substrate, through 3D forming, into account in the mapping, and
establish and provide digital output, as including at least one computer-readable file, comprising human and/or machine readable instructions indicative of the mapping, to manufacturing equipment, including at least one of a printing, electronics assembly and a forming equipment,
wherein the computer-readable file is provided to the manufacturing equipment for manufacturing an electrical component.

US Pat. No. 9,988,080

POWER STEERING DEVICE AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE-MOUNTED INSTRUMENT

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A power steering device comprising:a steering mechanism that steers steered road wheels in response to a steering operation of a steering wheel;
an electric motor that supplies the steering mechanism with a steering force;
an ECU that drives and controls the electric motor;
a motor control circuit that is installed in the ECU and outputs a motor command signal for driving and controlling the electric motor in accordance with an operation condition of a vehicle;
a plurality of sensors that detect a steering condition of the steering mechanism or a driving condition of the electric motor;
a detection signal receiving section that is installed in the ECU and receives a plurality of sensor output signals, the sensor output signals being mutually different detection signals issued from the plurality of sensors and four and more in number; and
an abnormality judging circuit that is installed in the ECU and judges abnormality of the sensor output signals by comparing the plurality of sensor output signals,
in which:
the plurality of sensor output signals are detection signals that are issued from mutually different detection elements or detection signals that are detected by a common detection element and then treated by mutually different electronic circuits;
when, among groups of the sensor output signals that share a common factor, which is a factor by which the sensor output signals are subjected to change due to a common cause, the number of the signals of the groups to which a maximum number of signals belongs is n, and
the abnormality judging circuit judges that the sensor output signals are normal when these sensor output signals satisfy first and second conditions and the other sensor output signals are abnormal, the first condition being a condition in which the number of the sensor output signals showing an identical value is the largest, the second condition being a condition in which the number of the sensor output signals is equal to or larger than n+1.

US Pat. No. 9,992,077

OPTIMIZING ALLOCATION OF ON-DEMAND RESOURCES USING PERFORMANCE ZONES

Rackspace US, Inc., San ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a user request for allocation of an on-demand resource within a data center having a plurality of performance zones each logically connected by a logical network, each performance zone formed of and corresponding to a logical collection of computing devices, wherein communication between computing devices within a performance zone is optimized as compared to communications between performance zones;
determining whether the user request includes a performance zone request for a performance zone with which the user is associated and if so, determining whether a resource corresponding to the requested on-demand resource is available within the requested performance zone;
assigning to the user the resource within the requested performance zone if the resource is available, and otherwise causing the user request to fail, and if the user request does not include a performance zone request, assigning to the user a second resource corresponding to the requested on-demand resource within a second performance zone outside of the performance zone if the resource is not available within the performance zone;
wherein resources of the user in the performance zone and the second on-demand resource in the second performance zone appear to the user as a single logical network; and
providing an equal level of service to communications between the second on-demand resource and the on-demand resource of the user within the performance zone and to communications between the on-demand resource of the user within the performance zone and a third on-demand resource of the user within the performance zone.

US Pat. No. 9,991,697

FAIL OPEN OR FAIL SHORT SURGE PROTECTOR

TRANSTECTOR SYSTEMS, INC....

1. A surge protector comprising:a first contact being electrically conductive and having a cavity defined by one or more walls and a bottom surface;
a second contact being electrically conductive and having a contact surface;
an energy absorbing element configured to absorb energy and release absorbed energy as heat, the energy absorbing element having a first contact surface and a second contact surface, the energy absorbing element located within the cavity, the first contact surface of the energy absorbing element contacting the bottom surface of the cavity and the second contact surface of the energy absorbing element contacting the contact surface of the second contact, such that electrical current travels from the first contact to the second contact via the energy absorbing element;
a thermal spacing unit contacting the energy absorbing element, the thermal spacing unit configured to be in a first physical state or a second physical state based on a temperature of the energy absorbing element; and
a connection unit connected to the second contact, the connection unit configured to be in a first position when the thermal spacing unit is in a first physical state and a second position when the thermal spacing unit is in a second physical state, such that the electrical current travelling from the first contact to the second contact via the energy absorbing element is interrupted when the connection unit is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,991,458

NANOSHELL, METHOD OF FABRICATING SAME AND USES THEREOF

Ramot at Tel-Aviv Univers...

1. A method of fabricating a nanoshell, comprising coating a nanometric core made of a first material by a second material, to form a core-shell nanostructure and applying non-chemical treatment to said core-shell nanostructure so as to at least partially remove said nanometric core, thereby fabricating a nanoshell, wherein said first material is a synthesized biological material and said second material comprises metal.

US Pat. No. 9,991,252

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE COMPRISING ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE PROTECTION STRUCTURE

Infineon Technologies Dre...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a semiconductor body having a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface;
a first isolation layer on the first surface of the semiconductor body; and
an electrostatic discharge protection structure comprising a diode structure on the first isolation layer, the electrostatic discharge protection structure including a first terminal and a second terminal,
wherein the diode structure comprises a polysilicon layer having first regions and at least one second region of opposite conductivity type alternatingly arranged along a first lateral direction between the first terminal and the second terminal,
wherein the diode structure extends from an electrostatic discharge protection part into an edge termination part along a second lateral direction, and
wherein a first breakdown voltage associated with the diode structure in the electrostatic discharge protection part is smaller than a second breakdown voltage associated with the diode structure in the edge termination part,
wherein the first lateral direction and the second lateral direction run parallel to the first surface of the semiconductor body,
wherein the first lateral direction and the second lateral direction run perpendicular with respect to one another in the same plane.

US Pat. No. 9,990,533

SELF-CAPACITIVE FINGERPRINT SENSOR WITH ACTIVE AMPLIFIED PIXELS

Shenzhen Goodix Technolog...

1. A fingerprint sensor device, comprising:a substrate;
a fingerprint sensor disposed over the substrate, wherein the fingerprint sensor includes an array of sensor pixels configured to generate fingerprint data by sensing ridges and valleys of a surface of a finger contacting the fingerprint sensor device; and
a pressure sensor disposed over the substrate at a plane of the fingerprint sensor, wherein the pressure sensor is configured to detect a pressure from the finger to communicate an unlock signal to initiate fingerprint detection;
wherein the fingerprint sensor is configured to send the unlock signal, responsive to the detected touch from the finger, to a main processor to indicate a request to initiate fingerprint detection; receive a response signal, responsive to the send unlock signal, from the main processor acknowledging that a mobile device is waking up; and initiate a fingerprint detection responsive to the received response signal.

US Pat. No. 9,989,596

DISCHARGE STATE INDICATOR

The Gillette Company LLC,...

1. A battery-operated shaver comprising:a discharge state indicator circuit comprising:
a battery,
an inductive load connected to the battery,
a controllable switch connected in series with the inductive load and the battery, and
a display element connected in series with the inductive load and the battery, wherein when a voltage of the battery is lower than a first threshold level the controllable switch opens to change a state of the display element and a voltage that is induced in the inductive load is added to the voltage of the battery sufficient for operating the display device.

US Pat. No. 9,987,927

METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE DURING AN AUTONOMOUS DRIVE MODE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE AS WELL AS MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO Schalter und Sensor...

1. A method for operating a communication device for a motor vehicle, comprising:providing operating data of at least one operating component of the motor vehicle by an interface device of the motor vehicle;
transmitting the operating data to a mobile apparatus disposed in an interior of the motor vehicle; and
displaying the operating data on a display device of the mobile apparatus,
wherein the interface device examines whether the motor vehicle is operated in an autonomous drive mode, and when the motor vehicle is operated in the autonomous drive mode, the mobile apparatus is operated in a first operating mode, wherein the operating data is displayed on the display device only in the first operating mode while a first area of the display device is predetermined by the mobile apparatus and the operating data is displayed on the first, predetermined area,
wherein the operating data presented on the display device describes the autonomous drive mode of the motor vehicle, and
wherein, on a second area of the display device different from the first area, data is displayed, which is provided by an operating system of the mobile apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,987,152

PROSTHESIS FOR A LOWER LIMB

OTTO BOCK HEALTHCARE GMBH...

1. A prosthesis for a residual limb, comprising:an element for receiving a stump;
a support part connected to the element for receiving a stump and configured to transfer forces in compression and tension;
a distal prosthetic part connected to the support part with a pivot connection to form a joint to enable flexion or extension of the distal prosthetic part with respect to the element for receiving a stump;
a lever pivotally connected to the distal prosthetic part;
a rod directly connected to the lever and to the support part;
an absorbing system to absorb flexion or extension forces, the absorbing system being connected at a proximal end to the distal prosthetic part and at a distal end to the lever.

US Pat. No. 9,992,916

THERMAL CONTROL PROCESS FOR A MULTI-JUNCTION ELECTRONIC POWER DEVICE AND CORRESPONDING ELECTRONIC POWER DEVICE

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A thermal control method for an electronic device comprising an integrated circuit having a plurality of junction groups, with each junction group comprising a plurality of junctions, and each junction group having a respective thermal detector associated therewith to detect a respective group temperature associated with the respective junction group, the method comprising:comparing the detected group temperatures with a critical thermal group threshold to identify a critical thermal group from among the plurality of junction groups, wherein the junction group having a group temperature exceeding the critical thermal group threshold is identified as the critical thermal group;
deactivating all junctions of the critical thermal group while maintaining the remaining junction groups active;
subsequent to deactivating all junctions of the critical thermal group in response to the group temperature exceeding the critical thermal group threshold, activating one given junction from among the plurality of junctions of the critical thermal group as an active junction while keeping deactivated all other junctions from among the plurality of junctions of the critical thermal group;
detecting the group temperature of the critical thermal group having the active junction and the all other deactivated junctions;
comparing the detected group temperature of the critical thermal group having the active junction and the all other deactivated junctions to a junction thermal critical threshold; and
deactivating the active junction in response to the detected group temperature exceeding the junction thermal critical threshold while activating all other junctions of the critical thermal group.

US Pat. No. 9,992,911

CONTROLLABLE CONDUCTANCE THERMAL INTERFACE

Northrop Grumman Systems ...

1. A thermal transfer system for controlling a temperature of an electronic device, said system comprising:a thermally conductive device to which the electronic device is coupled;
a heat sink;
a thermal rail mounted to the heat sink; and
at least one shape memory alloy (SMA) element positioned in contact with the rail and the thermally conductive device, said at least one SMA element being shaped in a deformed configuration, and attempting to return to an undeformed configuration when the at least one SMA element is heated above a transition temperature so as to increase heat transfer between the thermally conductive device and the rail.

US Pat. No. 9,992,896

DETACHABLE CRANK AND SLIDER CIRCUIT PACK EJECTOR

FLEXTRONICS AP, LLC, San...

1. A mechanism for connecting a first object to a second object comprising:a first link connected to the first object;
a second link connected to the second object;
a slot disposed on the second link;
a pin disposed on the first link and releasably connectable to the slot to form a pivot connecting the first link to the second link;
an elastic device disposed to bias the first link to a default position;
wherein the pin is releasable from the slot at a first point of travel of the pivot;
wherein the pin is not releasable from the slot at a second point of travel of the pivot;
wherein the first link is located between a first link pivot and the pin, and comprises a first retaining lobe partially surrounding the pin, and the second link is located between a second link pivot and the slot, and comprises a second retaining lobe disposed to interlock with the first retaining lobe;
wherein the first link pivot connects the first link to the first object, and the second link pivot connects the second link to the second object;
wherein the first retaining lobe is disposed to interlock with the second retaining lobe at the second point of travel; and
wherein the second retaining lobe is disposed to partially surround the pin at the second point of travel.

US Pat. No. 9,992,649

MOBILE BROADBAND MANAGEMENT

MBIT WIRELESS, INC., Irv...

1. A method for virtually connecting a mobile broadband (MB) device of a mobile hotspot device with a client device through a first interface of the client device, the method comprising:controlling, by a processing device, creating a path for routing a command control flow related packet from a first device driver of the first interface to (i) a MB application via a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Service of the client device, in which the WWAN Service is for communicatively coupling the first device driver to the MB application via a MB Application Programming Interface (API) of the client device which is communicatively coupled with the MB application and the WWAN service, or (ii) an auxiliary MB application of the client device,
wherein the path includes a Client Socket Interface and a Client Data Encoder/Decoder of a MB Client Service included in the client device, wherein the Client Socket Interface is communicatively coupled with the Client Data Encoder/Decoder and the first device driver,
wherein the Client Data Encoder/Decoder is communicatively coupled with a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) Interface Handler of the MB Client Service, wherein the WWAN Interface Handler is for communicating with the WWAN Service via a Virtual Target Pass through Driver (VTPTD) of the client device,
wherein a Virtual Target Device Interface (VTDI) of the client device is for communicating with the VTPTD and a Virtual Network Interface Card (VNIC) Device Driver, in which the VNIC device driver is included in a second device driver of the client device at a second interface of the client device, and
in which the MB Client Service is for communicatively coupling the first device driver with the MB application and the Auxiliary MB application, and communicating a given command control flow related packet between the first device driver and the MB application or the auxiliary MB application, in which the given command control flow related packet has an AT command, a MB Interface Model (MBIM) or user defined format;
controlling, by the processing device, encoding by the Client Data Encoder/Decoder, as a virtual control path (VCP) packet, a given control request packet routed from the first device driver to the MB Service through the Client Socket Interface, wherein the VCP packet includes an Interface Header (INTF HDR) part and an optional payload part; and
controlling, by the processing device, determining by the Client Data Encoder/Decoder whether the given control flow packet from the first interface encoded as the VCP packet is for the WWAN interface Handler, and based on the determination controlling communication of the VCP packet to the MB application or the Auxiliary MB application.

US Pat. No. 9,991,952

OPTICAL SIGNAL MONITORING

ALLIED TELESIS HOLDINGS K...

1. A device comprising:an optical module manager configured to poll an optical module coupled to the device for received optical power values, wherein the optical module manager is further configured to receive a received optical power value;
an optical power manager configured to determine a baseline power value based on a plurality of optical power values measured by the optical module; and
a notification manager configured to generate a notification when the received optical power value differs from the baseline power value by a threshold amount, wherein the notification indicates occurrence of an event selected from a group consisting of a tampering of optical signals transmitted to the device, or damage to a cable.

US Pat. No. 9,991,406

CURABLE POLYORGANOSILOXANE COMPOSITION FOR USE AS AN ENCAPSULANT FOR A SOLAR CELL MODULE

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A process for the manufacture of photovoltaic solar cell modules, comprising a substrate comprising a glass superstrate; a semiconductor cell comprising a semiconductor material and optionally conducting lines; which process includes a step of applying a curable polyorganosiloxane composition, comprising(A) at least one polyorganosiloxane having at least two unsaturated hydrocarbyl residues,
(B) at least one polyorganohydrogensiloxane having more than 15 SiH groups per molecule, wherein the molar ratio of SiH-groups to all Si-atoms in the polyorganohydrogensiloxane is more than 0.7,
(C) at least one hydrosilylation catalyst,
(D) at least one adhesion promoter (D), wherein (D) is at least one selected from the group consisting of (D1), (D2), and (D3), wherein(D1) is an organosiloxane comprising at least one unit selected from the group consisting ofRHSiO2/2 and
R5(R)SiO2/2,wherein groups R may be identical or different and are selected from optionally substituted alkyl with up to 30 carbon atoms, optionally substituted aryl with up to 30 carbon atoms, or poly(C2-C4)-alkylene ether with up to 1000 alkylene oxy units, the groups R being free of aliphatic unsaturation,R5 is selected from the group consisting of unsaturated aliphatic group with up to 14 carbon atoms, epoxy-group-containing aliphatic group with up to 14 carbon atoms, cyanurate-containing group, and an isocyanurate-containing group, andfurther comprising at least one unit of the formula (3):
O2/2(R)Si—R4—SiRd(OR3)3-d  (3)
wherein R is selected from optionally substituted alkyl with up to 30 carbon atoms, optionally substituted aryl with up to 30 carbon atoms, or poly(C2-C4)-alkylene ether with up to 1000 alkylene oxy units, the groups R being free of aliphatic unsaturation,
R3 is selected from H (hydrogen) and alkyl radicals having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and may be identical or different,
R4 is a difunctional optionally substituted hydrocarbyl radical with up to 15 carbon atoms, which may contain one or more heteroatoms selected from O, N and S atoms, and which is bond to the silicon atoms via an Si—C-bond, and d is 0 to 2,(D2), wherein (D2) is at least one organosilane, comprising at least one alkoxy silyl group, andwherein component (D2) is selected from compounds of the formula:X—(CR62)e—Y—(CH2)eSiRd(OR3)3-d whereinX is selected from the group consisting of halogen, pseudohalogen, unsaturated aliphatic group with up to 14 carbon atoms, epoxy-group-containing aliphatic group with up to 14 carbon atoms, cyanurate-containing group, and an isocyanurate-containing group,
Y is selected from the group consisting of a single bond, a heteroatomic group selected from —O—, —S—, —CONH—, —HN—CO—NH—,
each instance of e is independently 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8,
R6 is selected from hydrogen and R, wherein each instance of R is independently chosen and is selected from optionally substituted alkyl with up to 30 carbon atoms, optionally substituted aryl with up to 30 carbon atoms, or poly(C2-C4)-alkylene ether with up to 1000 alkylene oxy units, the groups R being free of aliphatic unsaturation, and whereineach instance of R3 is independently chosen and H (hydrogen) and alkyl radicals having 1 to 6 carbon atoms and,d is 0 to 2, and(D3), wherein (D3) is selected from compounds of the formula:whereinr is 0 or 1,
R7 may be the same or different groups, which are selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a halogen atom, an alkyl group, alkenyl group, alkoxy group, alkenyloxy group, alkenylcarbonyloxy group and an aryl group,a group of formula -Ef-Si(OR)3-dRd, wherein each instance of R is independently selected from optionally substituted alkyl with up to 30 carbon atoms, optionally substituted aryl with up to 30 carbon atoms, or poly(C2-C4)-alkylene ether with up to 1000 alkylene oxy units, the groups R being free of aliphatic unsaturation, wherein each instance of R3 is independently chosen from H (hydrogen) and alkyl radicals having 1 to 6 carbon atoms and,d is 0 to 2, anda group of formula —O—Si(R)2R1, wherein R1 is selected from aliphatic or aromatic groups with upto 30 carbon atoms, comprising C?C-group-containing groups or C?C-group-containing
groups, and optionally comprising one or more O- or F-atoms,a group of formula -EfSi(R)2H, wherein E is a divalent organic group with up to 8 carbon atoms and 0 to 3 hetero atomic groups selected from —O—, —NH—, C?O, and —C(?O)O—, and f is 0 or 1,and Z is selected from the following groups:

wherein R8 is selected from the group of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, aryl group, alkenyl group and alkynyl group, and g is a positive number of at least 2, wherein at least one of the groups selected from R7 and R8 is reactive in hydrosilylation, and
(E) at least one reinforcing filler,
onto at least one substrate of the photovoltaic solar cell module, and curing the polyorganosiloxane composition so as to provide encapsulation of such substrate of the photovoltaic solar cell modulewherein the curable polyorganosiloxane composition, upon curing, when adhered to glass, passes the test ASTM C 794-06 without adhesive failure after being subjected to 85° C. and 85% relative humidity for 1000 hours.

US Pat. No. 9,991,093

APPARATUS OF PLURAL CHARGED-PARTICLE BEAMS

HERMES MICROVISION INC., ...

1. A source-conversion unit, comprising:an image-forming element including:
a first layer with a first set of multi-pole structures, and
a second layer with a second set of multi-pole structures respectively corresponding to the first set of multi-pole structures,
wherein multi-pole structures of the first set of multi-pole structures are aligned with the respective multi-pole structures of the second set of multi-pole structures to form a plurality of pairs of multi-pole structures,
wherein a pair of multi-pole structures functions as at least a micro-deflector to deflect a beamlet of a charged particle beam generated by a charged particle source to form a virtual image of the charged particle source.

US Pat. No. 9,990,762

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:a calculator configured to calculate a first difference value corresponding to a difference between frames in terms of either one or both of a position and a direction of a direct light by comparing a current frame to at least one previous frame; and
a determiner configured to determine that an indirect light of the current frame is to be sampled in response to the first difference value being greater than or equal to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,990,175

LIGHTING DEVICE AND VOICE BROADCASTING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

ZHEJIANG SHENGHUI LIGHTIN...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a light-emitting diode configured to emit light;
a power supply configured to drive the light-emitting diode and to provide power to the lighting device;
a wireless communication circuit configured to establish wireless connections to the Internet;
a microphone configured to receive voice information from a user;
a memory configured to store audio contents;
a processor configured to receive the voice information from the microphone, to recognize and determine whether the voice information is a voice command; and
a speaker configured to select and play an audio content according to the voice command;
wherein the processor is further configured to adjust at least one of a brightness or a color temperature of the light emitted by the light-emitting diode based on information associated with the audio content being played by the speaker,
the processor is respectively connected to the light-emitting diode, the power supply, the wireless communication circuit the microphone, the memory, and the speaker; and
the processor is further configured to, after determining the voice command, send control instructions to at least one of the wireless communication circuit, the memory, the speaker, or the light-emitting diode according to the voice command,
wherein the audio content played by the speaker is a story; and
the processor is further configured to adjust at least one of the brightness or the color temperature of the light emitted by the light-emitting diode based on the information associated with the story.
US Pat. No. 9,987,338

MITRECIN A POLYPEPTIDE WITH ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY

THE MITRE CORPORATION, M...

1. A method of ameliorating or treating a disease or disorder in an animal, the method comprising contacting the animal with a formulation comprising an effective amount of an isolated polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence at least 90% identical to the full-length sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 or a fragment thereof that comprises amino acids 54 to 73 (Conserved Region 1) of SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein contacting the animal with the formulation ameliorates or treats the disease or disorder in the animal, and wherein the disease or disorder is an infection caused by a Gram negative bacteria.

US Pat. No. 9,992,838

AUTOMATED LUMINAIRE IDENTIFICATION AND GROUP ASSIGNMENT DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS USING DIMMING FUNCTION

Gooee Limited, St Albans...

1. A system for automatic luminaire location identification and group assignment, comprising:a gateway configured to control a dimming level of a first luminaire to change an illumination of the luminaire;
a first sensor subsystem configured to measure a direction and a change in the illumination received by the sensor subsystem; and,
a server in data communication with the gateway,
wherein the gateway is configured to dim the first luminaire and then gradually reduce the dimming level of the first luminaire,
the first sensor subsystem is configured to continuously measure the direction and change in illumination received by the sensor subsystem as the dimming level of the first luminaire is reduced and transmit data regarding the direction and change in illumination to the server, and
the server is configured to determine a location of the first luminaire relative to the first sensor subsystem based at least in part on the data regarding the direction and change in illumination.

US Pat. No. 9,992,824

TIME ESTIMATION FOR ENERGY APPLICATION IN AN RF ENERGY TRANSFER DEVICE

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. An apparatus for applying RF energy to an object in an energy application zone via a source of electromagnetic energy, comprising:a source of electromagnetic energy including an amplifier;
an antenna;
a detector connected to the antenna; and
at least one processor configured to:
cause the source to supply RF energy to the energy application zone via the antenna;
determine a value indicative of a rate of energy absorption by a load, including at least a portion of the object, during a first period of time by monitoring via the detector an amount of reflected power reflected back to the antenna; and
determine, based on the value indicative of the rate of energy absorption by the load, an estimated amount of time to obtain a desired characteristic in at least a portion of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,991,981

METHOD FOR OPERATING A NODE OF A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, A NODE AND A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

BECKHOFF AUTOMATION GMBH,...

1. A method for operating a node in a communications network,wherein frames passing through the node, the node receiving the frames from a preceding node using receive clocks and forwarding the frames to a subsequent node using transmit clocks, each transmit clock being determined on the basis of a local clock of the node, each receive clock being equal to a transmit clock of the preceding node transmitting the frame,
the method comprising the following steps:
the node receiving a reference time via the communications network;
comparing a transmit clock of the node actually used for forwarding the frames to the subsequent node, the transmit clock being determined for an earlier clock cycle on the basis of the local clock of the node, with the reference time;
correcting the local clock of the node on the basis of the comparison result; and
determining on the basis of the corrected local clock a new transmit clock to be used by the node for the current clock cycle for forwarding the frames to the subsequent node.

US Pat. No. 9,991,176

NON-DESTRUCTIVE ACOUSTIC METROLOGY FOR VOID DETECTION

Rudolph Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of non-destructive acoustic metrology for void detection in a via in a sample, the method comprising:generating a model for determining the existence of a void within the via, comprising:
generating a model signal representative of a signal that would be received from performing acoustic metrology on the via;
removing a signal component due to temperature rise and subsequent heat dissipation from the model signal;
generating a model periodogram by performing a Fourier transform over a sliding window;
applying a modified image processing segmentation algorithm to locate centroid locations of echo patterns in the model periodogram; and
generating a correlation of the centroid locations to a depth of where a model acoustic pulse was reflected within the via; and
directing an excitation laser beam at the via, such that an acoustic wave propagates through the via;
directing a probe laser beam at the via, such that the probe laser beam reflects off the sample, creating a reflected beam encoding data about propagation of the acoustic wave in the via;
analyzing the reflected beam, using a detection periodogram, to determine one or more detection centroids;
applying the generated correlation to determine the depth of an acoustic wave reflection associated with the one or more detection centroids;
comparing the determined depth with an expected depth for the via; and
based on the comparison of the determined depth with the expected depth, generating an indication that there is the void in the via.

US Pat. No. 9,991,040

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR MAGNETIC CORE INDUCTORS WITH BIASED PERMEABILITY

Ferric, Inc., New York, ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising a biased inductor, the inductor comprising:an anisotropic magnetic core lying in a core plane;
an inductor coil wrapped around the core, the inductor coil extending in a direction parallel to the core plane, the inductor coil configured to generate a first magnetic field parallel to the core plane; and
a bias coil integrated in said semiconductor device adjacent to said core, the bias coil configured to generate a bias magnetic field orthogonal to the first magnetic field along a length of the core, the bias magnetic field inducing an orientation of anisotropy in said core such that an easy axis of magnetization in the core is parallel to the bias magnetic field that passes through said core and a hard axis of magnetization is parallel to the first magnetic field along a length of the core,
wherein the bias coil is configured to generate sufficient heat to permanently or semi-permanently fix said orientation of anisotropy in said core.

US Pat. No. 9,990,753

IMAGE STITCHING

Macau University of Scien...

1. A method executed by a computer system that stitches satellite images into a wide-angle image, the method comprising:dividing, by the computer system, each of the satellite images into plural subimages;
determining, by the computer system, whether the subimages include an overlap area that overlaps with adjacent subimages;
obtaining, by the computer system, cropped subimages by removing the overlap area from the subimages;
generating, by the computer system, preprocessed satellite images each including the cropped subimages;
selecting, by the computer system, a reference image and a target image from the preprocessed satellite images, the reference image and the target image sharing an overlap region;
determining, by the computer system and based on a feature matching algorithm, plural correspondent pairs in the overlap region, each of the correspondent pairs including a reference location in the reference image and a target location in the target image;
obtaining, by the computer system and based on coordinates of the correspondent pairs, a transformation matrix by a least-squares algorithm;
obtaining, by the computer system, calibrated coordinates for each pixel of the target image by applying the transformation matrix;
stitching, by the computer system and based on the calibrated coordinates of the target image, the target images into the wide-angle image.

US Pat. No. 9,990,614

TACTILE TOUCH SCREEN

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. A tangible, non-transitory computer readable medium of instructions with instructions encoded thereon for execution by a processor, and when executed operable to:selectively output visual elements on a display with a touch screen, the visual elements are visible on the display through a contact surface of the touch screen that has at least one contact area that is manually touchable;
wherein the visual elements include a first visual element;
wherein the first visual element is visible through a first contact area;
wherein the first visual element is selectable by a user of the display through manual contact with the first contact area;
receive data representative of a manual touch with the first contact area corresponding to a user selection of the first visual element from the touch screen;
wherein the first visual element is associated with tactile output;
selectively produce tactile output by causing at least one change in contour of the first contact area that is independent of any manual contact with the first contact area, responsive at least in part to an appearance of visual indicia in the first contact area; and
selectively produce tactile output through the first contact area which allows the user to tangibly feel, through manual contact with the first contact area a sensation of movement from the first contact area.

US Pat. No. 9,990,571

MEDIA DETERMINING APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING TRANSPARENCY OF A MEDIA, A MEDIA TRANSPORT APPARATUS FOR DETECTING AN END POSITION OF THE MEDIUM AND PRINTING APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING START OF PRINTING ON A PRINTING MEDIUM

CANON FINETECH NISCA INC....

1. A media determining apparatus comprising:a transport section adapted to transport a medium;
a single sensor including a light emitting device and a light receiving device to detect the medium; and
a control section adapted to detect the medium transported with the transport section corresponding to an output voltage of the sensor,
wherein the control section determines transparency of the medium by comparing an output voltage A of the sensor before a front end of the medium arrives at a detection position of the sensor, an output voltage B of the sensor when the front end arrives at the detection position, and an output voltage C of the sensor after the medium has transported for a predetermined amount since the front end passed the detection position; and
the control section determines that the medium is a transparent body when the output voltage C is higher than the output voltage A, while being lower than the output voltage B.

US Pat. No. 9,990,252

DATA STORAGE SYSTEM PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT

ACRONIS INTERNATIONAL GMB...

1. A computer-implemented system for managing performance of a data storage system comprising a plurality of data storage nodes, the system comprising:at least one processor and
an operatively associated storage device, wherein the at least one processor is programmed to:
monitor utilization of at least one data object stored at the data storage system as a coded data object comprising a first total number of data blocks,
wherein each of the first total number of data blocks is stored at a separate one or more data storage nodes selected from the plurality of data storage nodes, and
wherein an original data object is recreatable from a first base number of data blocks selected from the first total number of data blocks;
determine that the utilization of the at least one data object has changed; and
modify a number of the plurality of data storage nodes that store data blocks of the coded data object.
US Pat. No. 9,988,525

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

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. A resin composition comprising:a first poly(vinyl acetal) resin component comprising residues of at least one aldehyde having a refractive index of at least 1.421, wherein said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin component comprises residues of a C7 to C20 aromatic aldehyde;
a second poly(vinyl acetal) resin component comprising residues of at least one aldehyde having a refractive index less than 1.421,
wherein said first poly(vinyl acetal) resin component and said second polyvinyl resin component are respective first and second acetal moieties of a single poly(vinyl acetal) resin; and
wherein each of said first and said second poly(vinyl acetal) resin components are present in said resin composition in an amount of at least about 0.5 percent, based on the total weight of all resins in said composition.

US Pat. No. 9,992,646

METHOD FOR PERFORMING CONFIGURABLE ACTIONS BASED UPON MOBILE DEVICE DETECTION

GENBAND US LLC, Frisco, ...

1. A method for performing configurable actions based upon detection of user communication devices, the method comprising:receiving, at a service node from a detection point, an identifier for a first user communication device of a plurality of user communication devices detected within a detection perimeter associated with the detection point;
filtering, by the service node, the identifier to determine a change in status for the first user communication device, wherein the filtering comprises identifying ones of the user communication devices that are associated with stored user information for a user of a communication environment;
determining, by the service node, a change in status for the first user communication device in response to the filtering;
directing, by the service node in response to the determining, the detection point to confirm the change in status for the first user communication device with a confirmation query to the first user communication device;
in response to determining the change in status, instructing the detection point to increase a frequency at which the detection point queries nearby devices; and
directing, by the service node, a call server to alter call routing based upon a response to the confirmation query of the determined change in status for the first user communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,992,629

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A DESCRIPTOR FOR A LOCATION TO A RECIPIENT

SCENERA MOBILE TECHNOLOGI...

1. A method of providing a descriptor of a location to a recipient, the method comprising:receiving location data for a location of a user of an associated communication device;
identifying one or more regions near or including the location using the location data, wherein each region is associated with a descriptor;
selecting one of the one or more regions based on a recipient's interaction with the selected region including whether the user has shared with or received from the recipient the descriptor associated with the selected region; and
providing the descriptor associated with the selected region to the recipient, wherein at least one of the preceding actions is performed on at least one electronic hardware component.

US Pat. No. 9,992,456

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HYPOTHETICAL REFERENCE DECODER CONFORMANCE ERROR DETECTION

THOMSON LICENSING DTV, I...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a multi-pass encoder for encoding pictures in a video sequence, wherein the pictures are encoded in a first pass to determine a bit consumption of each of the pictures, and a bit allocation is controlled during the encoding of the pictures in at least a second pass responsive to satisfying requirements for a subsequent decoding of the bitstream, the requirements relating to preventing at least one of an underflow condition and an overflow condition in a buffer during the subsequent decoding of the bitstream, the bit allocation based on the bit consumption determined in the first pass and buffer parameters, the pictures being encoded in at least the first and the second pass into a plurality of resultant bitstreams on a scene-basis such that any of the pictures belonging to a same scene are respectively encoded in a same one of the plurality of resultant bitstreams,
wherein each of the scenes corresponds to a respective one of a plurality of buffering periods applied to the buffer, and a compliance of a particular one of the plurality of bitstreams corresponding to a particular one of the scenes with the requirements is determined based on an estimated initial removal delay of a buffering period corresponding to the particular one of the scenes, the estimated initial removal delay denoting a time period until the subsequent decoding of a first one of the pictures in the particular one of the scenes is commenced,
wherein the estimated initial removal delay is calculated based on at least the bit consumption determined in the first pass, and
wherein the compliance with the requirements is further determined based on an estimated final arrival time to removal time delay, the estimated final arrival time to removal time delay denoting a time period between a final arrival time and a removal time of a particular one of the pictures in the video sequence, the final arrival time denoting a time that a final bit of the particular one of the pictures enters the decoded buffer, and the removal time denoting a time that the particular one of the pictures is removed from the decoded buffer and instantaneously decoded.

US Pat. No. 9,991,673

LOW COST OPTICAL PACKAGE

Vixar, Inc., Plymouth, M...

1. An array of optical packages comprising:a first circuit board panel comprising a plurality of vertical-cavity surface-emitting laser (VCSEL) submounts each configured for mounting a VCSEL thereto;
a second circuit board panel comprising a plurality of bore holes therethrough, the second circuit board panel being shaped and dimensioned to align with the first circuit board panel such that the plurality of bore holes align with the plurality of VCSEL submounts, each bore hole having a diameter larger than a corresponding VCSEL; and
an optical panel comprising a sheet of optic-altering material, the optical panel being shaped and dimensioned to align with the second circuit board panel such that the sheet covers the plurality of bore holes.

US Pat. No. 9,991,610

CONTACT MEMBER

KITAGAWA INDUSTRIES CO., ...

1. A contact member formed by bending a thin metal plate, the contact member being surface-mounted onto a mounting target surface of a printed wiring board when in use and being sandwiched between the printed wiring board and a conductive member, which is different from the printed wiring board, to thereby electrically connect a conductive pattern of the printed wiring board and the conductive member to each other, the contact member comprising:a contact portion formed in a flat plate shape with one surface thereof serving both as a surface to contact the conductive member and as a surface to be sucked by a suction nozzle of an automatic mounter;
a plurality of flat spring portions protruding from a plurality of respective places on side surfaces of the contact portion, sections following protruded sections of the respective flat spring portions being arranged so as to wind in a same direction around a pillar-shaped space obtained by projecting the contact portion in a direction from the one surface of the contact portion toward the other surface, each flat spring portion tilting as a whole in the direction from the one surface toward the other surface; and
a solder bonding portion arranged at an end section of each flat spring portion on a side opposite from the corresponding protruded section, the solder bonding portion being formed in a flat plate shape parallel to the contact portion and being solder-bonded onto the conductive pattern.

US Pat. No. 9,991,290

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A method for manufacturing a semiconductor device, comprising:forming a first conductive film on an insulating surface;
forming a second conductive film over the first conductive film to be in contact with each other;
forming a first mask and a second mask over the second conductive film using a photo mask or a reticle each of which is provided with a pattern having a light intensity reducing function, the pattern comprising a diffraction grating pattern or a semi-translucent film wherein the first mask is partially thin;
forming a first wire and a second wire by etching the first conductive film and the second conductive film using the first mask and the second mask, wherein the second wire corresponding to the second conductive film has a part narrower than the first wire corresponding to the first conductive film;
forming a third wire electrically connected with the first wire and the second wire and intersecting with the first wire and the second wire; and
forming an insulating film covering the first wire, the second wire, and the third wire,
wherein the third wire overlaps with the first wire in a part in which the first wire is wider than the second wire.

US Pat. No. 9,990,822

INTRUDER DETECTION USING A WIRELESS SERVICE MESH NETWORK

NETGEAR, INC., San Jose,...

1. A computer-implemented method for detecting physical movement using a wireless mesh network, the wireless mesh network having a plurality of mesh points, each mesh point having a wireless coverage, wherein the wireless mesh network includes a fronthaul that provides wireless data communication to clients, and a backhaul that provides communication of management functions among the plurality of mesh points, the method comprising:compiling a database of known devices based on monitoring unique identifiers (UIDs) of known devices that have previously conducted communication with the wireless mesh network through the plurality of mesh points;
coordinating, via the backhaul, the mesh points to utilize one or more of the mesh points to perform detection of a physical presence of devices within the wireless mesh network, wherein the detection comprises utilizing a difference in wireless network circuitry of the one or more mesh points that provides the fronthaul to estimate an existence of an anomalous device within the wireless mesh network;
upon detecting a physical presence of a subject device within a physical space of the wireless mesh network, determining, based on the database of known devices, whether the physical presence of the subject device belongs to an anomaly; and
when the physical presence of the subject device is determined to be an anomaly, causing a security action to be performed.

US Pat. No. 9,990,352

CHUNK COMPRESSION IN A DEDUPLICATION AWARE CLIENT ENVIRONMENT

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A method comprising:at a client device comprising a processor and memory, parsing a data stream to identify one or more uncompressed data chunks for transmission to a networked storage system;
identifying an amount of available computing resources at the client device;
when the identified amount of available computing resources meets or exceeds a designated computing resource availability compression threshold, compressing each uncompressed data chunk to produce a respective compressed data chunk, and transmitting each compressed data chunk to the networked storage system via a network for storage at the networked storage system; and
when the identified amount of available computing resources is below the designated computing resource availability compression threshold, encrypting each uncompressed data chunk prior to transmission, and transmitting each encrypted, uncompressed data chunk to the networked storage system via the network;
wherein one or more uncompressed data chunks are identified via a rolling hash parsing technique operable to generate at least some identical chunks when parsing different but overlapping data streams.

US Pat. No. 9,990,240

EVENT HANDLING IN A CLOUD DATA CENTER

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A method in a computing center comprising:allocating computing resources of the computing center as services to a plurality of customers of the computing center, wherein each customer is allocated computing resources of the computing center that is allocated only to that customer, wherein each customer comprises a plurality of users who use the computing resources of the computing center allocated to that customer, wherein the computing resources of the computing center include processing capability, networking, and storage; and
providing users of a customer access to computing resources allocated to the customer, including:
allocating, from storage in the computing center, a plurality of event queues to a plurality of respective customers of the computing center;
associating a plurality of event processors corresponding to the plurality of event queues;
receiving events from users of the computing center to be processed in the computing center;
for each received event sent by a user:
identifying a customer, from among the plurality of customers, that the user is associated with;
identifying the event queue among the plurality of event queues that is associated with the identified customer; and
enqueuing the received event in the identified event queue; and
for each event queue in the plurality of event queues:
dequeuing an event from the event queue;
sending the dequeued event to an event processor in the computing center that is associated with the event queue to be processed by the event processor; and
processing the dequeued event using computing resources of the computing center allocated to the customer that is associated with the user.

US Pat. No. 9,989,417

TEMPERATURE MEASUREMENT ARRANGEMENT

GOJI LIMITED, Hamilton (...

1. A system for processing objects by radio frequency (RF) energy in a cavity, the system comprising:a cavity;
an RF feeding module that comprises: a plurality of radiating elements configured to feed RF radiation into the cavity to process the objects in the cavity, and a plurality of dummy loads outside of the cavity for receiving RF energy coupled from the cavity into the radiating elements; and
a processor configured to:
estimate an effect that operating the system at each of a plurality of sets of operating parameters will have on the temperature of each of the dummy loads;
choosing among the plurality of sets of operating parameters, at least one set based on the estimate; and
controlling the system to operate at the chosen at least one set of operating parameters,
wherein the choosing maintains the temperature of the dummy loads within a safe temperature range.

US Pat. No. 9,988,970

SUCTION TUBE UNIT OF STRATIFIED SCAVENGING ENGINE

Yamabiko Corporation, Oh...

1. A suction tube unit for a carburetor having one bore including a mixture-flow passage and a scavenging-air-flow passage, the passages being defined on opposite sides of a full-opened butterfly-type valve, the suction tube unit comprising:a suction tube for mixture, the suction tube for mixture being made of an elastic material;
a suction tube for stratified scavenging air, the suction tube for air being made of an elastic material, and
an adapter disposed between the carburetor and the suction tube for mixture and between the carburetor and the suction tube for air,
wherein the suction tube for mixture and the suction tube for air have, at respective inlet ends connected to the adapter, respective wall portions which face each other and have complementary shapes,
wherein a clearance space is provided between the wall portions of the suction tube for mixture and the suction tube for air,
wherein the adapter has one bore, and
wherein a single partition aligning with the wall portions of the suction tube for mixture and the suction tube for air is provided in the one bore, and the partition has a recess fitted to the wall portions of the suction tube for mixture and the suction tube for air.

US Pat. No. 9,988,776

WIND SCREENS FOR PHOTOVOLTAIC ARRAYS AND METHODS THEREOF

Alion Energy, Inc., Rich...

1. A photovoltaic system, comprising:one or more photovoltaic arrays; and
a wind screen comprising:
a screen foundation including an elongated concrete block comprising an elongated groove extending within the concrete of the concrete block; and
a plurality of perforation blocks disposed within the elongated groove of the concrete block, adhered within the elongated groove of the concrete block by one or more adhesive materials, and including a plurality of perforations extending therethrough;
wherein at least a portion of the wind screen is configured to support a vehicle; and
wherein the wind screen covers at least a first side of each array of the one or more photovoltaic arrays.
US Pat. No. 9,988,500

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF AN AQUEOUS EMULSION OF A MIDBLOCK SULFONATED BLOCK COPOLYMER

Kraton Polymers U.S. LLC,...

1. A process for preparing an aqueous emulsion of a midblock sulfonated styrenic block copolymer comprising at least two non-sulfonated polymer end-blocks A and at least one sulfonated block B, comprising the following steps:a) providing a cement of said midblock sulfonated styrenic block copolymer in an apolar solvent, wherein the apolar solvent is a hydrocarbon compound with a boiling point in the range of 49 to 99° C. or mixture of such compounds;
b) mixing the cement of step a) with a co-solvent to form a mixture;
c) emulsifying the mixture of step b), in the absence of a surfactant, with water to produce an emulsion;
d) removing the hydrocarbon solvent and optionally the co-solvent from the emulsion to produce the aqueous emulsion,
wherein the apolar solvent has a Hansen polarity parameter (?p) smaller than 2.0 (expressed in ?MPa), and the co-solvent is a polar aprotic solvent or polar protic solvent with a Hansen polarity parameter (?p) in the range of 2.8 to 15, and a Hansen hydrogen bonding parameter (?h) in the range of 4.0 to 27 (expressed in ?MPa).

US Pat. No. 9,989,729

ULTRA STABLE RESONANT CAVITY FOR GAS ANALYSIS SYSTEMS

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

1. A resonant optical cavity system for detecting one or more analyte species present in a gaseous or liquid medium, comprising:a cavity body structure made of a first material, the cavity body structure having a first end and a second end;
a first mirror element proximal to the first end of the cavity body structure;
a second mirror element proximal to the second end of the cavity body structure;
wherein the first mirror element and the second element define a cavity region therebetween, and wherein the first and second mirrors are made of a material having the same or a substantially similar coefficient of thermal expansion as the first material;
a first laser that emits laser light;
at least one optical element configured to direct the laser light of the first laser into the cavity region through the first mirror element; and
a second laser that emits laser light, wherein the laser light of the second laser is directed into the cavity region through the second mirror element by the at least one optical element.

US Pat. No. 9,989,340

LOW-WEIGHT SMALL-FORM-FACTOR STUN GRENADE

Combined Systems Inc., J...

16. A stun grenade comprising:a cartridge including an explosive charge in communication with a fuse;
a housing including a closed end, an open end and a longitudinal axis, the housing including an internal cavity which accommodates the cartridge;
an end cap adapted to be selectively attached to the open end of the housing to close same, the end cap including an end wall and a side wall;
a plurality of spaced first vents extending through the end wall of the end cap;
a plurality of spaced second vents extending through an end wall at the closed end of the housing;
wherein a dimension of at least some of the plurality of spaced first vents of the end cap or the plurality of spaced second vents of the housing is changed during a firing of the stun grenade because a material of at least the one of the end cap and the housing is ablated away during the firing of the stun grenade.

US Pat. No. 9,989,224

LIGHTING SYSTEM

Ledvance LLC, Wilmington...

1. A lighting system comprising:a mounting fixture configured to engage a mounting surface;
a light fixture configured to engage the mounting fixture and comprising a driver configured to drive a light source;
a first fastener comprising a movable elongated member and configured to removably couple the light fixture to the mounting fixture in an extended configuration;
a second fastener configured to removably couple the light fixture to the mounting fixture in a retracted configuration; and
a first heatsink for dissipating heat generated by a light source coupled to the light fixture; and
a second heatsink distinct from the first heat sink and for dissipating heat generated by the driver.

US Pat. No. 9,987,467

PORT FOR A CATHETER

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

1. A port for a catheter, comprising:a housing,
a cavity arranged in the housing for receiving a fluid,
a membrane attached to the housing and arranged on an opening of the housing for sealing the opening such that the cavity is enclosed in the housing in a fluid-tight manner,
a catheter connected to the housing, the catheter being in fluid connection with the cavity, and
a yarn guide device arranged on the housing in between the membrane and the catheter, the yarn guide device comprising a guide channel formed in the housing for receiving a yarn for fixing the port to an object and for guiding the yarn in between the membrane and the catheter,
wherein the housing is formed by a first housing part and a second housing part, the first housing part forming said opening in which the membrane is received and the second housing part forming a base plate of the housing,
wherein a first group of fixing holes for receiving a yarn is formed in the base plate on a first side of the housing and a second group of fixing holes for receiving a yarn is formed in the base plate on a second side of the housing,
wherein the guide channel of the yarn guide device is formed as an indentation in the first housing part and extends from the first side to the second side of the housing.
US Pat. No. 9,988,463

THROMBIN-BINDING ANTIBODY MOLECULES AND USES THEREOF

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A method for treating or inhibiting a thrombin-mediated thrombosis or embolism, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof an antibody molecule that specifically binds to the exosite 1 region of thrombin and comprises a VH domain having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2 and a VL domain.
US Pat. No. 9,988,489

HIGH RECYCLE CONTENT POLYOLS FROM THERMOPLASTIC POLYESTERS AND LIGNIN OR TANNIN

Resinate Materials Group,...

1. A liquid polyester polyol comprising recurring units from:(a) a digested thermoplastic polyester;
(b) a glycol; and
(c) a lignin, a tannin, or a mixture thereof;
wherein the molar ratio of glycol to thermoplastic polyester recurring units is at least 0.8, the amount of lignin, tannin, or mixture thereof incorporated into the polyol is within the range of 0.1 to 35 wt. %, and the polyol has a hydroxyl number measurable by ASTM E-222 within the range of 35 to 500 mg KOH/g, an average hydroxyl functionality within the range of 1.8 to 2.7, and a viscosity at 25° C. less than 10,000 cP.

US Pat. No. 9,992,901

MAINFRAME COMPUTER WITH SUPPORTING RACK

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A mainframe computer with a supporting rack, comprising:a rack chassis having a first rack, the first rack having a plurality of first positioning members arranged thereon; and
a supporting rack arranged on the rack chassis, the supporting rack having at least one first corresponding positioning member positioned corresponding to at least one of the plurality of first positioning members,
wherein the at least one first corresponding positioning member and each of the first positioning members are a protruding column and a hole for inserting onto each other correspondingly, and the protruding column does not have threads.

US Pat. No. 9,992,432

GAIN NORMALIZATION AND NON-UNIFORMITY CORRECTION

Sensors Unlimited, Inc., ...

1. A method of normalizing FPA system gain and correcting pixel non-uniformity for varying temperature comprising:determining an FPA temperature;
calculating an FPA system gain as a function of the FPA temperature;
applying the FPA system gain at the FPA temperature to condition output of the FPA to produce temperature independent image data;
calculating a non-uniformity correction map on a pixel by pixel basis for the FPA, wherein non-uniformity correction for each pixel is a function of the FPA temperature; and
applying the non-uniformity correction map to the imaging data from the FPA to produce temperature dependent non-uniformity corrected image data, wherein at least one of:
calculating the FPA system gain is governed by
Vgain(T)=[(p1+p3*Tref)*Vgainref+p2*(Tref?T)]/(p1+p3*T)wherein Vgain is a variable control level which correlates to the FPA system gain, Vgainref is the value of the control level which sets the FPA system gain at the reference temperature (Tref), and p1, p2, and p3 are empirically derived coefficients, and/orcalculating a non-uniformity correction map on a pixel by pixel basis is governed by
wherein ?Ic represents the change for a respective pixel from its dark level to a desired correction value, Iraw is the raw value of the pixel in digital numbers, Tmax and Tmin are maximum and minimum temperatures, respectively, for normalizing FPA temperature T, and p0, p1, and a0, a1, a3, and a5 are empirically derived coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,992,386

VIDEO-FRAME DATA RECEIVER WITH LOW FRAME CAPTURE RATE

Alverix, Inc., Franklin ...

1. A process for capturing images from a diagnostic test or assay at a low capture rate, the process comprising:receiving a first synchronizing signal from an image sensor in signal communication with the at least one microprocessor, the image sensor configured to store data indicative of a video frame, the first synchronizing signal indicating at least whether the image sensor is storing data indicative of an end of a video frame;
receiving a second synchronizing signal from the image sensor, the second synchronizing signal indicating at least whether the image sensor is storing data indicative of an end of one of a plurality of lines of the video frame;
receiving a clock signal from the image sensor, the clock signal indicating whether the image sensor is currently storing valid data indicative of at least a portion of the video frame;
at a first point in time, determining:
whether the first synchronizing signal indicates that the image sensor is storing data indicative of the end of at least the portion of the video frame, and
whether the second synchronizing signal indicates that the image sensor is storing data indicative of the end of one of the plurality of lines of the video frame; and
in response to determining both that the first synchronizing signal indicates that the image sensor is storing data indicative of the end of the video frame and that the second synchronizing signal indicates that the image sensor is storing data indicative of the end of one of the plurality of lines of the video frame:
polling the clock signal until the clock signal indicates that the image sensor is currently storing valid data indicative of at least a portion of the video frame, and
when the clock signal indicates that the image sensor is currently storing valid data indicative of at least a portion of the video frame, reading and storing the then-stored data indicative of at least the portion of the video frame from the image sensor during a current data-valid half-period, the video frame representing an outcome of the diagnostic test or assay.

US Pat. No. 9,992,350

ENHANCED REDIRECTION HANDLING FROM POLICY SERVER

AFFIRMED NETWORKS, INC., ...

1. A method of directing a mobile device user with insufficient mobile credit to secondary pay sites, the method comprising:receiving, by a Policy Control and Charging Rules Function (PCRF), a request from a mobile device corresponding to a user, the request including a URL;
detecting, by the PCRF, a credit associated with a user mobile network usage account is below a threshold;
assigning, by the PCRF, a tag to the request, the tag including redirect site information and secondary site information, the redirect site information including at least one network identifier corresponding to a redirect site and the secondary site information including at least one network identifier corresponding to a payment site accessible by the user when the credit associated with the user mobile network usage account is below the threshold; and
transmitting, by the PCRF, the request and the corresponding tag to a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function (PCEF) for routing the user to the at least one of the redirect site and the at least one payment site.

US Pat. No. 9,991,010

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING MOVEMENT OF NUCLEAR FUEL RACKS DURING A SEISMIC EVENT

HOLTEC INTERNATIONAL, INC...

1. A system for storing nuclear fuel, the system comprising: a storage rack including an array of cells, each cell configured to receive and store nuclear fuel rods, the storage rack comprising:a base plate configured to support the array of cells, the base plate defining a base plate profile in a horizontal plane of the base plate; and
a support structure configured to support the base plate and to allow cooling fluid to circulate under and up through apertures in the base plate;
a bearing pad coupled to the support structure and configured to limit lateral movement of the storage rack independent from lateral movement of the bearing pad, wherein the bearing pad defines a bearing pad profile in the horizontal plane of the base plate, and the bearing pad profile extends outside of the base plate profile;
the support structure comprising a plurality of support pedestals extending downwardly from the base plate engaging a corresponding plurality of recess cavities formed in the bearing pad,each support pedestal including a rounded end configured to engage a beveled edge surface provided in a top entrance to each recess cavity and to guide insertion of the support pedestal into the recess cavity;wherein each recess cavity further comprises a straight sidewall surface disposed between the beveled edge surface and a flat bottom surface of each recess, the straight sidewall surface configured to abuttingly engage a mating straight side surface of each support pedestal during a seismic event.

US Pat. No. 9,989,952

IMAGE CALIBRATION

Pixameter Corp., Los Gat...

1. A method for making a measurement comprising: (a) capturing a digital image, the captured digital image including a calibration pattern, the calibration pattern being square in shape, the calibration pattern including displayed encoded information arranged in a two dimensional pattern, the displayed encoded information directly providing calibration information about the calibration pattern that is used directly in a calibration process; (b) reading the displayed encoded information to obtain the calibration information about the calibration pattern, where said displayed encoded information includes (1) a first square non-solid box at a first corner of said calibration pattern with a first solid box located within said first square non-solid box, (2) a second square non-solid box at a second corner of said calibration pattern with a second solid box located within said second square non-solid box, (3) a third square non-solid box at a third corner of said calibration pattern with a third solid box located within said third square non-solid box, where said displayed encoded information arranged in said two dimensional pattern relates to a size calibration information of said calibration target; and, (c) utilizing said size calibration information about the calibration pattern to make a calibrated measurement.

US Pat. No. 9,989,384

MEASUREMENT OF MOTOR ROTOR POSITION OR SPEED

TRW LIMITED, Solihull, W...

1. A measurement circuit for measuring at least one of the rotational position and rotational speed of the rotor of an electric motor, the circuit comprising:first and second inputs for receiving first and second actual rotor position input signals which vary cyclically with the rotational position of the rotor, the first and second actual rotor position input signals at the first and second inputs varying in quadrature with each other;
a phase detector circuit; and
an observer circuit;
in which the observer circuit is arranged to generate estimates indicative of the frequency and phase of the first and second actual rotor position input signals;
in which the phase detector circuit is arranged to determine the phase difference between first and second estimated signals, varying cyclically and at the frequency indicated by the estimates with a phase dependent on the phase indicated by the estimates, the first and second estimated signals varying in quadrature with each other, on the one hand and the first and second actual rotor position input signals on the other by adding (1) a multiplicative combination of the first actual rotor position input signal with the first estimated signal to (2) a multiplicative combination of the second actual rotor position input signal with the second estimated signal to result in a sum signal dependent upon the phase difference; and in which the observer circuit is arranged to vary the estimates dependent upon the sum signal,
further comprising a velocity estimation circuit, which is arranged to take the first and second actual rotor position input signals and to output a velocity signal indicative of the rotational speed of the motor rotor by determining the rate of change of one of the first and second actual rotor position input signals and dividing the rate of change by the other of the first and second actual rotor position input signals.
US Pat. No. 9,988,461

THROMBIN-BINDING ANTIBODY MOLECULES AND USES THEREOF

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. An isolated or recombinant nucleic acid molecule encoding an antibody molecule that specifically binds to the exosite 1 region of thrombin, comprising an LCDR1 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 15, an LCDR2 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 8, and an LCDR3 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9, and comprising an HCDR1 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 3, an HCDR2 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, and an HCDR3 having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5.
US Pat. No. 9,987,346

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR VACCINATING A SUBJECT FOR A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED PATHOGEN

Trustees of Tufts College...

1. A composition for vaccinating a subject against an infection with Chlamydia, the composition comprising:a recombinant Neisseria porin protein containing at least one antigenic variable domain of a surface protein of the Chlamydia.

US Pat. No. 9,990,840

PREDICTIVE ALERT TARGETING FOR MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEMS

AtHoc, Inc., San Mateo, ...

1. A device for predicting potential reach of a mass notification system, comprising:one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium coupled to the one or more processors and storing programming instructions for execution by the one or more processors, the programming instructions instruct the one or more processors to:
receive audience data defining a targeted audience of an alert, the received audience data identifying at least one of a designated set of users and a designated set of devices;
evaluate at least one of contact data, tracking data, and real-time data targeting quality rating based on the received audience data and one or more external databases;
generate a prediction of the potential reach of the alert based on the evaluation; and
output the prediction of the potential reach of the alert.

US Pat. No. 9,990,476

SYSTEM FOR INTERACTIVE MATRIX MANIPULATION CONTROL OF STREAMED DATA AND MEDIA

TailStream Technologies, ...

1. A device selected from a group consisting ofa computer,
a tablet, and
a smart phone;the device includinga display,
a network interface,
a persistent computer memory,
an operating system stored on the persistent memory,
a browser operating dependently on the operating system,
a virtual machine in the browser operating independently of the operating system;the network interface configured to receivea first streamed data set and
a first Boolean control code
from a network server;the virtual machine including a matrix manipulation function at least partially under control of the network server, the matrix manipulation function using the first Boolean control code to process the first streamed data set, within the virtual machine, into data, video, or image media; andthe display configured to present the data, video, or image media processed by the matrix manipulation function of the virtual machine.

US Pat. No. 9,989,480

INSPECTION SYSTEM HAVING AN EXPANDED ANGULAR COVERAGE

CAMTEK LTD., Migdal Haem...

1. An inspection system having an expanded angular coverage, the inspection system comprise:a line camera;
a first curved mirror;
a second curved mirror;
a first focusing lens that is positioned between the first mirror and an object;
a second focusing lens that is positioned between the second mirror and the object;
a first light source that is configured to direct a first part of a first light beam towards the first curved mirror and a second part of the first light beam towards the first focusing lens;
a second light source that is configured to direct a first part of a second light beam towards the second curved mirror and a second part of the second light beam towards the second focusing lens;
wherein the first curved mirror is configured to reflect the first part of the first light beam to impinge on an area of the object along a first angular range;
wherein the second curved mirror is configured to reflect the first part of the second light beam to impinge on the area of the object along a second angular range;
wherein the first focusing lens is configured to focus the second part of the first light beam to impinge on the area of the object along a third angular range;
wherein the second focusing lens is configured to focus the second part of the second light beam to impinge on the area of the object along a fourth angular range;
wherein the first angular range, the second angular range, the third angular range and the fourth angular range differ from each other; and
wherein the camera is configured to detect collected light that is within a field of view of the camera and is reflected from the area of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,988,231

SHEET CONVEYING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. A sheet conveying apparatus, comprising:a pair of rollers configured to nip and convey a plurality of sheets in a predetermined direction, the plurality of sheets being overlaid on top of each other, the plurality of sheets including a first sheet and a second sheet, the first sheet being located undermost among the plurality of sheets, the second sheet being different from the first sheet, and an upstream edge of the first sheet being located downstream of an upstream edge of the second sheet in the predetermined direction when the pair of rollers is conveying the plurality of sheets;
a placement portion on which the plurality of sheets conveyed by the pair of rollers is placed;
a support portion configured to support the second sheet when the first sheet is located at a position at which the first sheet is placeable on the placement portion;
a support member configured to be movable to a first position and to a second position, a downstream end, with respect to the predetermined direction, of the support member being located, in a case where the support member is located at the first position, downstream, with respect to the predetermined direction, of a downstream end, with respect to the predetermined direction, of a support area at which the support portion supports the second sheet, the downstream end of the support member being located, in a case where the support member is located at the second position, upstream, with respect to the predetermined direction, of the downstream end of the support member which is located at the first position, a first state being a state that the support member is located at the first position to support a lower surface of the second sheet without supporting a lower surface of the first sheet, a second state being a state that the support member is located at the second position not to support the lower surface of the first sheet which has passed through a nip in which the pair of rollers nip sheets; and
a control portion configured to, in a state in which the upstream edge, with respect to the predetermined direction, of the first sheet has passed through the nip and the second sheet is being nipped by the pair of rollers, bring the support member into the second state in which the support member is located at the second position, and after bringing the support member into the second state, bring the support member into the first state in which the support member is located at the first position.

US Pat. No. 9,988,071

ANGULARLY MOVABLE BEARING ARRANGEMENT FOR PINIONS IN REDUCTION GEARS OF ELECTROMECHANICAL STEERING SYSTEMS

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. A helical gear mechanism for a steering system of a motor vehicle, comprising:a bearing housing having a seat surface defined therein;
a sleeve disposed in said bearing housing and having an inner contact surface, and an outer contact surface in contact with said seat surface of said bearing housing;
a fixed bearing having a bearing inner ring, and a bearing outer ring defining an outer circumferential surface, said fixed bearing being disposed in said sleeve within said bearing housing and said inner contact surface of said sleeve being in contact with said outer circumferential surface of said bearing outer ring;
a helical pinion having a longitudinal axis, and a bearing seat defined at a drive input side of said pinion that is fixedly disposed within said inner ring of said fixed bearing so as to mount said pinion to said fixed bearing such that said pinion is rotatable about said longitudinal axis, said helical pinion together with said fixed bearing being pivotable relative to said housing about a pivot axis oriented perpendicular to said longitudinal axis; and
a helical gear having a helical gear toothing operatively engaged with said helical pinion,
wherein one of said inner or outer contact surfaces of said sleeve is convex shaped and configured to make circumferential contact, on a central plane of said fixed bearing, with said respective outer circumferential surface of said bearing outer ring or said seat surface of said bearing housing, and wherein the other of said inner or outer contact surfaces of said sleeve is cylindrical, said cylindrical surface having a central circumferential recess defined therein.

US Pat. No. 9,987,516

CURVED TREADMILL

YING LIANG HEALTH TECH. C...

1. A curved treadmill comprising:a frame having
a support frame having a front end and a rear end;
two arced guide tracks respectively located on two sides of the support frame and being downwardly concave; and
multiple guide wheels disposed at the front end and the rear end of the support frame;
a handrail assembly mounted on the two sides of the frame, and having a handrail; and
a belt assembly mounted around the frame and having
at least one connection belt mounted around the guide wheels; and
multiple pedals fixed with the at least one connection belt, and the pedals being adjacent and connected to each other, and the pedals covered on an outer side face of each one of the at least one connection belt, and each pedal having
a plate fixed to the at least one connection belt; and
multiple bearings mounted on two ends of the plate and selectively abutting against the two arced guide tracks.

US Pat. No. 9,986,924

IMPLANTABLE BIOMEDICAL DEVICES ON BIORESORBABLE SUBSTRATES

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An implantable biomedical device for actuating a target tissue or sensing a parameter associated with the target tissue in a biological environment, said device comprising:a bioresorbable substrate;
an electronic device comprising one or more metallic conductor components including at least one electrode supported by said bioresorbable substrate, wherein at least one of said metallic conductor components has at least one physical dimension less than or equal to 100 microns;
a barrier layer encapsulating at least a portion of said metallic conductor components; and
a transmitter or a receiver operationally connected to said one or more metallic conductor components;wherein said bioresorbable substrate, said electronic device, and said barrier layer provide a net bending stiffness of the implantable biomedical device of less than 1×109 GPa ?m4; and wherein upon contact with said biological environment said bioresorbable substrate is at least partially resorbed, and the Young's modulus of the implantable biomedical device decreases by at least 20% upon complete or partial resorption of the bioresorbable substrate, thereby establishing an interface providing for conformal contact between said electronic device and said target tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,992,060

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A NETWORK CONFIGURATION FOR A DEPLOYMENT ENVIRONMENT

KodaCloud Inc., Campbell...

12. A system comprising:at least one device including a hardware processor; and
one or more non-transitory computer-readable media storing instructions, which when executed by the one or more hardware processors, cause execution of operations comprising:
receiving physical characteristics of a current physical Deployment Environment (DE), wherein the current physical DE comprises at least one of a physical indoor space and a physical outdoor space;
identifying a subset of one or more known physical DEs, from a plurality of known physical DEs, that are each associated with at least one of the physical characteristics of the current physical DE;
identifying a set of one or more network configurations associated with each known physical DE in the subset of known physical DEs;
based on the set of network configurations associated with each known physical DE in the subset of known physical DEs, determining a particular network configuration for the current physical DE,
wherein determining the particular network configuration for the current physical DE comprises:
determining one or more differences between the physical characteristics of the current physical DE and physical characteristics of a first known physical DE in the subset of known physical DEs, and
based on the one or more differences between the physical characteristics, modifying a first network configuration associated with the first known physical DE to determine the particular network configuration for the current physical DE.

US Pat. No. 9,991,051

BODY WITH MAGNETIC FILM ATTACHED AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TOKIN CORPORATION, Miyag...

1. A fabrication method of a magnetic film provided body comprising:preparing a base body; and
forming a magnetic film on the base body, the magnetic film comprising a first ferrite film, an organic film, and a second ferrite film, with the organic film layered between the first and second ferrite films,
wherein the formation of the magnetic film comprises:
forming the first ferrite film through a ferrite plating method, the first ferrite film having a thickness of 20 ?m or less;
forming the organic film, the organic film having a thickness of 0.1 ?m to 20 ?m, and the organic film having a ratio t/E of 0.025 ?m/GPa or more, where “t” indicates the thickness of the organic film, and “E” indicates Young's modulus of the organic film; and
forming the second ferrite film through the ferrite plating method, the second ferrite film having a thickness of 20 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 9,990,472

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SEGMENTATION AND AUTOMATED MEASUREMENT OF CHRONIC WOUND IMAGES

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for segmentation and automated measurement of chronic wound images comprising:obtaining a digital image, wherein at least a portion of the image comprises a wound;
transforming each pixel of the digital image to a modified Hue-Saturation-Value (HSV) color space, wherein transforming each pixel of the digital image to a modified Hue-Saturation-Value (HSV) color space comprises scaling Saturation (S) and Value (V) components of a HSV color space by:
where Smod and Vmod are modified Saturation and modified Value of the modified HSV color space, respectively, and a is a constant;creating a probability map by determining a probability of each of the transformed pixels in the modified HSV color space belonging to each of four colors of a four-dimensional color map;
segmenting each of the transformed pixels in the modified HSV color space to one or more groups based on each transformed pixel's color as determined by the probability map, wherein each of the one or more groups correspond to only one of the four colors of the four-dimensional color map;
automatically identifying each of the one or more groups as belonging to the wound as granulation, slough or eschar tissue based on the one of the four colors of the four-dimensional color map that corresponds to each of the one or more groups;
automatically determining at least one of a boundary, size, or an area of the wound based on the one or more groups identified as belonging to the wound as granulation, slough or eschar tissue; and
providing the determined at least one of the boundary, the size or the area of the wound, wherein the provided determined at least one of the boundary, the size or the area of the wound is used to monitor wound healing.

US Pat. No. 9,987,162

MAMMALIAN HEAD COOLING SYSTEM AND METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN...

1. A head cooling system comprising:a source of compressed breathable gas;
a vortex tube comprising an inlet, a hot gas outlet and a cold gas outlet, the inlet operably connected to the source of compressed breathable gas;
a nasal cannula configured to deliver cooled gas to the nasopharyngeal cavity of a subject, in fluid communication with the cold gas outlet; and
a bladder in fluid communication with the hot gas outlet, the bladder capturing at least a portion of gas flowing from the hot gas outlet, and the bladder sized and shaped to provide an exterior surface to contact a body region located between a neck and a pelvis of the subject.
US Pat. No. 9,987,315

USE OF A COMBINATION OF MYXOMA VIRUS AND RAPAMYCIN FOR THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT

The University of Western...

1. A method for inhibiting a human cancer cell, comprising contacting a human cancer cell that is deficient in an innate antiviral response and permissive to Myxoma virus replication with an effective amount of a Myxoma virus that does not express functional M135R, wherein (i) part or all of the open reading frame that encodes M135R of the Myxoma virus is deleted, or (ii) part or all of the M135R gene regulatory region of the Myxoma virus is deleted wherein Myxoma virus inhibits human cancer cell; and wherein the human cancer cell is a glioma cell.

US Pat. No. 9,991,041

VARIABLE COUPLED INDUCTOR

CYNTEC CO., LTD., Hsinch...

1. A variable coupled inductor, comprising:a first core having a top surface and a bottom surface, a first lateral surface and a second lateral surface opposite to the first lateral surface, wherein the first core comprises a first protrusion, a second protrusion, a third protrusion, a first conducting-wire groove and a second conducting-wire groove, each of which extending from the first lateral surface to the second lateral surface on the top surface, wherein the second protrusion is disposed between the first protrusion and the third protrusion, wherein the first conducting-wire groove is located between the first protrusion and the second protrusion, and the second conducting-wire groove is located between the second protrusion and the third protrusion;
a first conducting wire disposed in the first conducting-wire groove and
a second conducting wire disposed in the second conducting-wire groove;
a second core disposed over the first core; and
a magnetic structure disposed between the second protrusion and the second core, wherein the magnetic structure comprises a first portion and a second portion, wherein the first portion and the second portion are symmetric to each other with respect to a central line of the second protrusion, wherein the central line extends from a first middle point of a first edge of the second protrusion on the first lateral surface to a second middle point of a second edge of the second protrusion on the second lateral surface, wherein side surfaces of the second protrusion located below said magnetic structure are not used for winding a conductive wire therearound, wherein a top surface of the second protrusion is respectively lower than a top surface of the first protrusion and a top surface of the third protrusion, and a top surface of said magnetic structure is respectively higher than said top surface of the first protrusion and said top surface of the third protrusion.
US Pat. No. 9,986,740

METHODS OF IDENTIFYING INSECT-TRPA1 MODULATORS

Brandeis University, Wal...

1. A method of insect control, the method comprising contacting an insect in need of control with an effective amount of an insect-specific transient receptor potential ion channel A1 (TRPA1) modulator compound selected from allyl isothiocyanate (AITC) or N-methyl-maleimide (NMM).

US Pat. No. 9,992,900

ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT DIVIDER ASSEMBLY

International Business Ma...

1. A method of attaching a divider to an electronic equipment rack drawer, the method comprising:aligning a first footer of a first divider member and a second footer of a second divider member with a corresponding opening in an upper base plate of an electronic equipment rack drawer to position the first divider member and the second divider member above a top surface of the upper base plate and below a bottom surface of a top plate of the equipment rack drawer, and to position the first footer and the second footer directly above the opening;
inserting the first footer and the second footer into the opening by lowering the positioned first divider member and the positioned second divider member;
rotating the first divider member and the second divider member to bring a center section of the first divider member into an adjacent, coplanar orientation with a center section of the second divider member, to bring the inserted first footer and the inserted second footer into adjacent, coplanar orientations with a bottom surface of the upper base plate, and to bring a first header of the first divider member and a second header of the second divider member into adjacent, coplanar orientations with the bottom surface of the top plate;
attaching the center section of the rotated first divider member to the center section of the rotated second divider member;
positioning a lower base plate of the electronic equipment rack below the rotated first footer and the rotated second footer to bring a top surface of the lower base plate into adjacent, coplanar orientation with the rotated first footer and the rotated second footer;
attaching the rotated first footer and the rotated second footer to the bottom surface of the upper base plate and to the top surface of the lower base plate; and
attaching the rotated first header and the rotated second header to the bottom surface of the top plate.

US Pat. No. 9,992,876

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN INTEGRATED CIRCUIT PACKAGE

Qorvo US, Inc., Greensbo...

1. A method of manufacturing an integrated circuit (IC) package comprising:providing a printed circuit board and a first semiconductor die mounted on the printed circuit board, wherein the first semiconductor die comprises a first Back-End-of-Line (BEOL) region, a first Front-End-of-Line (FEOL) region, and a first semiconductor handle such that the first BEOL region, the first FEOL region, and the first semiconductor handle are stacked;
providing a first polymer layer over the printed circuit board so that the first polymer layer covers the first semiconductor die;
exposing an area of the first semiconductor handle through the first polymer layer; and
after exposing the area of the first semiconductor handle through the first polymer layer, removing the first semiconductor handle to provide a first void in the first polymer layer over the first BEOL region and the first FEOL region; and
providing a second polymer layer at least within the first void so that the first BEOL region, the first FEOL region, and at least a portion of the second polymer layer within the first void are stacked.

US Pat. No. 9,991,763

GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH MULTIPLE ELECTRIC GENERATORS

Florida Turbine Technolog...

1. A power plant for a small aircraft comprising:an engine with an output shaft;
a gearbox with an input shaft driven by the output shaft of the engine;
a central drive gear connected to the input shaft;
a plurality of inner driven gears connected to the central drive gear;
each driven gear having a generator inner drive shaft extending out of the inner driven gear;
an electric generator connected to each end of the generator inner drive shaft;
the gearbox includes four inner driven gears with four generator inner drive shafts; and,
eight electric generators connected to the four generator inner drive shafts with four generators located on a forward side of the gearbox and four generators located on an aftward side of the gearbox.

US Pat. No. 9,989,039

SINGLE-ACTUATION VALVE ARRANGEMENT FOR AEROSPACE COMPONENT, AND AEROSPACE COMPONENT

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. A one-time actuated valve arrangement, comprising:an inlet;
an outlet;
an actuator actuatable by a heating element, wherein the actuator is a cylindrical housing surrounding the heating element,
wherein, in a non-actuated state of the actuator, the valve is open to allow a flow between the inlet and the outlet,
wherein the actuator is a single-use effect shape memory actuator compressed in the martensitic state along a longitudinal axis of the actuator and integrated into the valve arrangement, and which undergoes a change in length as a result of an activation of the heating element when a predetermined transformation temperature is reached so that it is gradually pressed against a seal seat arranged at the inlet or the outlet,
wherein a sealing piston is arranged on a front side of the actuator facing toward the seal seat, and
wherein the actuator has a recess extending in the direction of the longitudinal axis and the heating element is arranged in the recess within an interior of the actuator.

US Pat. No. 9,988,240

ELEVATOR WITH MASTER CONTROLLER

ThyssenKrupp Elevator AG,...

1. A system for controlling the movement and braking of an elevator car in a shaft of an elevator system, comprising:at least two brake units each having a separate local controller associated therewith, said brake units being operatively coupled to the elevator car and configured to be controlled by said local controllers to selectively apply a varied braking force to resist movement of the elevator car;
an elevator controller configured to receive user input signals from a user control panel and generate signals corresponding to requests to initiate associated movement and braking functions for the elevator car, based on the user input; and
a master controller in communication with each of the elevator controller and the at least two local controllers for each of the at least two brake units, the master controller being configured to,
receive from the elevator controller a request to perform a specified braking function,
determine an appropriate braking force profile for the elevator car based on the requested braking function, and
instruct at least one of said local controllers to actuate at least one of said brake units to generate appropriate braking forces so as to substantially achieve the generated braking profile for the elevator car.

US Pat. No. 9,987,412

ATTACHMENT ASSEMBLY FOR ATTACHING A FLUID BAG TO A FLUID WARMER OF A SYSTEM FOR EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD TREATMENT

B. BRAUN AVITUM AG, Mels...

1. An attachment assembly comprising:a fluid warmer of a system for extracorporeal blood treatment, the fluid warmer comprising:
a first housing defining a plurality of tube paths;
at least one first hook-shaped fixture located on the first housing; and
at least one first pin-shaped fixture located on the first housing spaced from the at least one first hook-shaped fixture by a first predetermined distance;
a flexible fluid container configured to attach to the fluid warmer, the flexible fluid container comprising:
at least one first receiving member configured to receive the at least one first hook-shaped fixture; and
at least one second receiving member configured to receive the at least one first pin-shaped fixture and spaced from the at least one first receiving member by a second predetermined distance in a non-expanded stage of the flexible fluid container, the second predetermined distance being less than the first predetermined distance such that the flexible fluid container will be expanded when the at least one first receiving member is engaged with the at least one first hook-shaped fixture and the at least one second receiving member is engaged with the at least one first pin-shaped fixture; and,
a plurality of tubes attached to the flexible fluid container, each of the plurality of tubes positioned within a respective one of the plurality of tube paths.

US Pat. No. 9,990,353

NATURAL LANGUAGE INTERFACE FOR SOFTWARE CUSTOMIZATION

SuccessFactors, Inc., So...

1. A system comprising:one or more hardware processors;
a memory storing a plurality of parsing mechanics, each parsing mechanic of the plurality of parsing mechanics being associated with a plurality of functions provided by a software system; and
a natural language interface engine, executing on the one or more hardware processors, configured to, at least:
receive a first execution job from a user device of the natural language interface engine, the first execution job including a first sentence in a natural language;
determine that a first function of the plurality of functions is implicated by the first sentence using a first parsing mechanic of the plurality of parsing mechanics, the first parsing mechanic being a function-identifying mechanic;
determine one or more parameter values to be used for calling the function using a second parsing mechanic of the plurality of parsing mechanics, the second parsing mechanic being a parameter-identifying mechanic associated with the first parsing mechanic;
execute a first function call to the first function using the one or more parameter values; and
provide results of at least one function call to the user device.

US Pat. No. 9,992,902

MAINFRAME COMPUTER WITH SUPPORTING RACK

COOLER MASTER TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A mainframe computer with a supporting rack, comprising:a rack chassis having a first rack, the first rack having a plurality of first positioning members arranged thereon; and
a supporting rack arranged on the rack chassis, the supporting rack having at least one first corresponding positioning member positioned corresponding to at least one of the plurality of first positioning members,
wherein the at least one first corresponding positioning member and each of the first positioning members are a protruding column and a hole for inserting onto each other correspondingly, the hole comprises an opening hole and a neck contracting slot contracted corresponding to an inner diameter of the opening hole, and the opening hole and the neck contracting slot are connected to each other, the protruding column comprises a shaft member and a ring groove arranged on an outer edge of the shaft member, the protruding column is detachably inserted into a position corresponding to the opening hole, a portion of the first rack corresponding to an inner edge of the neck contracting slot is inserted into a position corresponding to the ring groove, the first corresponding positioning member is restricted by the neck contracting slot of the first positioning member via the ring groove in order to be positioning therein.

US Pat. No. 9,992,849

OVERVOLTAGE DETECTION IN A DIMMER

Crestron Electronics, Inc...

1. A dimmer circuit configured for detecting an overvoltage event comprising;a plurality of dimming transistors configured for providing a dimmed hot output signal to a load;
a current sensor configured for sensing a current level of the dimmed hot output signal;
an overvoltage protection device configured for being triggered during an overvoltage event; and
a controller configured for:
generating a transistor drive signal to drive the plurality of dimming transistors at a reverse phase dimming mode;
after driving at least one of the dimming transistors to turn off, receiving from the current sensor a detected current level (I) of the dimmed hot output signal at a turn off time threshold (Tth);
comparing the detected current level (I) to a current threshold (Ith); and
detecting an overvoltage event when the detected current level (I) is above the current threshold (Ith).

US Pat. No. 9,992,761

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION USED TO ESTIMATE A POSITION OF A MOBILE DEVICE

NextNav, LLC, Sunnyvale,...

1. A method for transmitting information used to estimate a position of a mobile device, the method comprising:receiving, at an external location server (ELS), an identifier of a reference point that was identified by a mobile device, wherein the identifier of the reference point is received from a NEAD;
generating, at the ELS, a request for an estimated position of the mobile device;
sending, from the ELS to an enterprise, the request for the estimated position of the mobile device, and the identifier of the reference point;
receiving, at the enterprise, the request for the estimated position of the mobile device, and the identifier of the reference point;
identifying, by the enterprise, a location of the reference point using the identifier of the reference point received from the ELS;
sending, from the enterprise to the ELS, the location of the reference point;
sending, from the enterprise to the ELS, an indication that the location of the reference point is not the estimated position of the mobile device requested by the ELS;
receiving, at the ELS, the location of the reference point;
receiving, at the ELS, the indication that the location of the reference point is not the estimated position of the mobile device requested by the ELS;
sending, from the ELS to the NEAD, the location of the reference point; and
sending, from the ELS to the NEAD, an indication that the location of the reference point is not an estimate of the position of the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 9,992,389

UNIVERSAL WALL/CEILING-PLATE WITH SECURITY CAMERA

KUNA SYSTEMS CORPORATION,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a power adapter configured to (i) receive an AC power source, (ii) pass through said AC power source to a light bulb and (iii) generate DC power by converting said AC power source;
a security camera portion (i) configured to receive said DC power from said power adapter and (ii) comprising a camera module; and
a socket adapter comprising a first connector, a second connector and a third connector, wherein (i) said camera module is integrated in a cavity of said security camera portion, (ii) said power adapter is within said socket adapter, (iii) said first connector is removably connected to said light bulb and said second connector is removably connected to a light fixture, (iv) said power adapter receives said AC power source from an electrical connection to said light fixture, (v) said security camera portion is configured to connect to said third connector to receive said DC power, (vi) said security camera portion is mounted to a wall, (vii) said camera module is rotatable within said security camera portion to adjust a direction of view and (viii) said socket adapter is not mounted to said wall.

US Pat. No. 9,992,058

REDUNDANT STORAGE SOLUTION

SoftNAS Operating Inc., ...

1. A method of switching between a first node communicatively coupled to a virtual cloud controller and a second node coupled to the first node, each located within a virtual cloud, the nodes each comprising pools and volumes, the method comprising:determining, at the second node, that the first node has experienced a failure to send or receive data;
determining the second node has proper connectivity;
fencing off the first node;
creating a new local route table by the second node;
flushing the previous local route table;
transmitting a request to a virtual cloud controller to update a virtual internet protocol address to point to the second node; and
receiving, at the second node, data via the updated virtual internet protocol address.

US Pat. No. 9,991,704

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS AND POWER SUPPLY METHOD

FSP TECHNOLOGY INC., Tao...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a master power converter configured to generate a main power having a working voltage level; and
a slave power converter configured to generate an auxiliary power, wherein the master power converter and the slave power converter are adapted to be coupled to a load in parallel,
wherein the master power converter provides a control signal to the slave power converter in response to an operation state of the master power converter,
if the master power converter determines the operation state is a first operation state, the slave power converter responds to the control signal and performs power conversion to generate the auxiliary power having a voltage level higher than zero but lower than the working voltage level, such that the slave power converter does not generate an output current to the load even though the slave power converter still performs power conversion, and the main power is supplied to the load, and
if the master power converter determines the operation state is a second operation state, the slave power converter responds to the control signal and raises the voltage level of the auxiliary power to the working voltage level, such that the auxiliary power replacing the main power is supplied to the load.

US Pat. No. 9,992,829

CONTROL APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR COUPLING A LIGHTING MODULE TO A CONSTANT CURRENT DC DRIVER

ARKALUMEN INC., Ottawa (...

1. A control apparatus adapted to be coupled between a power source and a lighting module, the power source operable to generate an output voltage at a power source output; wherein, if the lighting module is coupled to the power source output, the power source is operable to generate a first output voltage to maintain a constant current level flowing through the lighting module; and, if the lighting module is not coupled to the power source output, the power source is operable to generate a second output voltage at a maximum voltage limit for the power source; the control apparatus comprising:a voltage control module adapted to be coupled to the power source output and operable to convert the output voltage generated by the power source to a controlled voltage independent of whether the output voltage generated by the power source is the first output voltage or the second output voltage; wherein the voltage control module has a maximum input voltage equal to or greater than the maximum voltage limit of the power source; and
a controller powered by the controlled voltage and operable to selectively couple the lighting module to the power source output.

US Pat. No. 9,992,751

MINIMIZING INTERFERENCE CAUSED BY HIGH-POWERED UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS FROM RELAY DEVICES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for minimizing interference in a wireless network, the method comprising:determining that a relay wireless device is operating in a high-powered transmission mode, wherein the relay wireless device is coupled to an access point and is configured to relay data between a serving access node and a first end-user wireless device attached to the access point;
receiving, from a neighboring access node in communication with the serving access node, an indicator of interference associated with uplink signals received at the neighboring access node from a second end-user wireless device attached to the neighboring access node, the interference being caused to the uplink signals by the relay wireless device; and
instructing the relay wireless device to switch from a high-powered transmission mode to a standard-powered transmission mode,
wherein the high-powered transmission mode utilizes a first transmission power level that is associated with a high power class, and
wherein the standard-powered transmission mode utilizes a second transmission power level that is lower than the first transmission power level.

US Pat. No. 9,991,775

CONSTANT ON-TIME CONVERTER HAVING FAST TRANSIENT RESPONSE

ANPEC ELECTRONICS CORPORA...

1. A constant on-time converter having fast transient response, comprising:an output-stage circuit configured for outputting an output voltage according to an inductive current, and configured for generating a feedback voltage according to the output voltage;
a first compensation circuit coupled to the output-stage circuit, configured for generating a first AC signal according to the feedback voltage and a reference voltage, generating a first DC signal according to the first AC signal, and comparing the first AC signal with the first DC signal to generate a set signal;
a second compensation circuit coupled to the first compensation circuit, configured for receiving the first AC signal and generating a second AC signal and a second DC signal according to the first AC signal, wherein the second AC signal is related to an AC value of the first AC signal, and the second DC signal is related to a DC value of the first AC signal; and
an on-time generator coupled between the first compensation circuit and the second compensation circuit, and configured for generating an on-time of a clock signal to the output-stage circuit according to the set signal, the second AC signal, and the second DC signal;
wherein when the second AC signal is less than or equal to the second DC signal, the on-time generator increases the on-time of the clock signal and the output-stage circuit adjusts the inductive current according to the on-time.

US Pat. No. 9,991,579

WAVEGUIDE DEVICE, COMMUNICATION MODULE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

SONY SEMICONDUCTOR SOLUTI...

1. A waveguide device, comprising:a signal processing module which comprises:
a communication device; and
a high-frequency signal coupling structure, wherein the high-frequency signal coupling structure is configured to couple the communication device with a high-frequency signal waveguide; and
an attachment/detachment unit configured to:
attach to the high-frequency signal waveguide; and
detach from the high-frequency signal waveguide,
wherein the high-frequency signal waveguide is fixed to the signal processing module by use of module fixing walls,
wherein the module fixing walls are solid structures,
wherein at least a portion of the attachment/detachment unit is surrounded by the module fixing walls, and
wherein the high-frequency signal waveguide is configured to insert into one of the module fixing walls.

US Pat. No. 9,986,746

FILLETING DEVICE

MEYN FOOD PROCESSING TECH...

1. A filleting device for harvesting fillets from a poultry carcass that is moved in a conveyer-line and supported on a carrier, comprising:a first guide rail or rails to guide the fillets to a pulling device that is placed in or adjacent to the path of the poultry carcass and that completes the harvesting of the fillets;
a rotor having flexible flaps or brushes extending therefrom that are arranged to support the fillets while the carcass is conveyed by its carrier to keep the fillets against the first guide rail or rails, against the pulling device, or both; and
a second guide rail following the pulling device, the second guide rail configured for moving the harvested fillets to a discharge region with at least one outlet for the fillets, wherein the discharge region has two separate outlets for both fillets of the carcass.
US Pat. No. 9,987,252

PRIMARY AMINES AND DERIVITVES THEREOF AS MODULATORS OF THE 5-HT2A SEROTONIN RECEPTOR USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISORDERS RELATED THERETO

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method for modulating an activity of a 5-HT2A serotonin receptor by contacting the receptor with N-[4-(2-amino-ethoxy)-3-(2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-phenyl]-3-methoxy-benzamide, comprising administering to an individual in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an isolated compound that is N-[4-(2-amino-ethoxy)-3-(2-methyl-2H-pyrazol-3-yl)-phenyl]-3-methoxy-benzamide, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.