US Pat. No. 9,657,591

DAMPING SYSTEM FOR A TURBOMACHINE SLIP RING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A damping system for a turbomachine slip ring, comprising:
a slip ring assembly including a rotating component coupled at one end to a rotor shaft of the turbomachine and a stator component
circumferentially surrounding a rotatable center core portion of the rotating component, wherein the stator component is axially
spaced from the coupled end of the rotating component;

a static structure including a carrier sleeve, the carrier sleeve circumferentially surrounding a portion of the stator component;
and

a damping material, the damping material extending radially between an inner surface of the carrier sleeve and an outer surface
of the stator component, wherein the damping material dissipates vibrational energy of the slip ring assembly during rotation
of the rotor shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,657,587

ROTOR TIP CLEARANCE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A method of controlling a rotor tip clearance arrangement of a gas turbine engine, the method comprising:
a) measuring at least one engine parameter;
b) determining engine power demand from the at least one engine parameter, the determined engine power demand being an estimated
value of future engine power predicted prior to an engine power response;

c) calculating a predicted rotor tip clearance corresponding to the determined engine power demand; and
d) controlling, prior to the engine power response, the rotor tip clearance arrangement to increase or decrease the rotor
tip clearance based on a difference between the calculated rotor tip clearance and a predefined target clearance.

US Pat. No. 9,657,582

GIMBALED TAIL ROTOR HUB WITH SPHERICAL ELASTOMERIC CENTRIFUGAL FORCE BEARING FOR BLADE RETENTION AND PITCH CHANGE ARTICULATION

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. A tail rotor assembly for a helicopter comprising a rotor hub and a rotor blade, the rotor hub comprising:
a gimbal assembly that transfers rotational movement of a mast to the rotor hub and comprising two opposing pairs of elastomeric
bearings that enable the rotor hub to flap relative to the mast;

a plate attached to the gimbal assembly;
a pitch horn/shear restraint comprising a rotatable connection to the plate; and
an elastomeric centrifugal force bearing attached to the hub plate and configured to withstand centrifugal force of a rotor
blade when the mast is rotated and that is configured to accommodate pitch changes of the rotor blade, wherein the rotor blade
is positioned between the rotatable connection of the pitch horn/shear restraint and the elastomeric centrifugal force bearing.

US Pat. No. 9,657,574

ROTOR OF ROTARY MACHINE AND ROTARY MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

9. A high and intermediate pressure integral-type steam turbine that is formed to have rotor members which are formed of different
materials from each other and which are joined to each other in an axial direction, the high and intermediate pressure integral-type
steam turbine comprising:
a first rotor member;
two second rotor members;
a casing which includes a guide portion through which a working fluid is guided and two discharge portions through which the
working fluid is discharged;

a plurality of sealing portions;
a plurality of bearings,
wherein the first rotor member is formed of an Ni-based alloy,
wherein the first rotor member includes a hollow inside in the axial direction,
wherein the guide portion is open radially inward towards the first rotor member,
wherein the first rotor member includes a rotor vane, across which high pressure steam passes, on a side thereof having a
first end in the axial direction and includes a rotor vane, across which intermediate pressure steam passes, on a side thereof
having a second end in the axial direction,

wherein the first rotor member cooperates with one of the sealing portions to partition between the high pressure steam and
the intermediate pressure steam at a portion close to a center of the first rotor member in the axial direction,

wherein the second rotor members are formed of a material which is more easily molded than the Ni-based alloy,
wherein insides of the second rotor members are solid,
wherein the second rotor members are joined to the first rotor member at the first end and the second end, respectively, in
the axial direction,

wherein the discharge portions are open radially inward towards the second rotary members, respectively,
wherein one of the second rotor members includes a rotor vane, across which the high pressure steam passes, on a joint side
with the first rotor member,

wherein one of the sealing portions and one of the bearings are disposed away from the joint side of the one of the second
rotor members,

wherein the other of the second rotor members includes a rotor vane, across which the intermediate pressure steam passes,
on a joint side with the first rotor member,

wherein an other of the sealing portions and an other of the bearings are disposed away from the joint side of the other of
the second rotor members,

wherein the first end of the first rotor member and a joint portion of the one of the second rotor members with the first
rotor member are disposed in a pressure range,

wherein the second end of the first rotor member and a joint portion of the other of the second rotor members with the first
rotor member are disposed in another pressure range,

wherein a number of vane rows on the first end side of the first rotor member is greater than a number of vane rows of the
one of the second rotor members,

wherein a number of vane rows on the second end side of the first rotor member is greater than a number of vane rows of the
other of the second rotor members, and

wherein an average linear expansion coefficient of the first rotor member in a temperature range of room temperature to 700°
C. which becomes an operation region of the steam turbine is in a range of 12.4×10 ?6/°C. to 14.5×10?6/°C. and an average linear expansion coefficient of the second rotor member is in a range of 11.2×10?6/°C. to 12.4×10?6/°C.

US Pat. No. 9,657,570

PULSE JET LIQUID GAS CLEANING SYSTEM

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A pulse jet liquid gas cleaning system comprising:
a cryogenic fluid supply;
an ultrasonic transducer operable to transform high-pressure stream of cryogenic fluid from said cryogenic fluid supply into
pulsed jets of individual cryogenic fluid slugs;

a vacuum operable to remove a dry coating separated from a substrate;
a head unit within which said ultrasonic transducer is located;
a robot arm; and
a control subsystem,
wherein the head unit is positioned on the robot arm, and
wherein the control subsystem causes the cryogenic fluid slugs to be aimed at the substrate via the robot arm.

US Pat. No. 9,657,561

DOWNHOLE POWER CONVERSION AND MANAGEMENT USING A DYNAMICALLY VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT PUMP

ISODRILL, INC., Bellvill...

1. A bottom hole assembly comprising:
a drill collar, and
a power source, comprising:
a dynamically adjustable swash plate,
a dynamically variable displacement axial piston pump,
a drilling mud powered fluid turbine that drives an input shaft of the dynamically variable displacement axial piston pump;
and

a microcontroller assembly comprising:
a processor,
a nonvolatile memory element,
a program stored in the nonvolatile memory configured to control the amplitude of the power source output by changing the
angle of the dynamically adjustable swash plate of the dynamically variable displacement axial piston pump.

US Pat. No. 9,657,536

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONNECTING TUBULARS OF A WELLSITE

National Oilwell Varco, L...

1. A tubular connection for joining adjacent tubulars of a tubular string for passage of fluid therethrough, the tubular connection
comprising:
a pin end located at an end of a first of the adjacent tubulars, the pin end having an outer locking surface;
a box end located at an end of a second of the adjacent tubulars, the box end having a plurality of fingers located at an
end region thereof with slots positioned therebetween, the plurality of fingers selectively extendable for placement about
the pin end of the first of the adjacent tubulars, the plurality of fingers having an inner locking surface for interlocking
engagement with the outer locking surface of the pin end whereby loads are distributed between the adjacent tubulars; and

at least one wedge configured to secure the plurality of fingers about the pin end.

US Pat. No. 9,657,521

DIRECTIONAL SYSTEM DRILLING AND METHOD

King Fahd University of P...

1. A directional drilling system comprising:
a drilling head assembly including four or more independently controlled motors wherein each motor is connected to a respective
drill bit assembly, wherein:

a top motor drives a top drill bit assembly;
a bottom motor drives a bottom drill bit assembly;
a left motor drives a left drill bit assembly;
a right motor drives a right drill bit assembly;
wherein all of the drill bit assemblies are coplanar on a front face of the directional drilling assembly;
wherein two of the motors each rotates their respective drill bit assembly clockwise and two of the motors each rotates their
respective drill bit assembly counterclockwise to control the roll angle of the drilling head assembly in a bore hole;

a drilling string attached to the drilling head assembly and containing an inner pipe to transport a drilling fluid to the
drilling head assembly, and

a drilling head control panel to translate steering commands in the form of an inclination angle, an azimuth angle, a roll
position and a rate of penetration to the motors.

US Pat. No. 9,657,517

WINDOW SHADE AND ACTUATING SYSTEM THEREOF

TEH YOR CO., LTD., (TW)

1. An actuating system for a window shade, comprising:
a transmission axle and a central gear rotationally coupled with each other, the transmission axle defining an axis and being
rotatable to collapse and expand a window shade;

a carrier supporting a plurality of planetary gears that are disposed around the central gear, the carrier being rotatable
relative to the central gear, and the planetary gears being respectively meshed with the central gear;

a driving unit including a ring and a pull member, the ring being arranged around the planetary gears and internally meshed
with the planetary gears, and the pull member being operable to drive rotation of the ring in a first direction;

a fixed stop member axially spaced apart from the ring; and
a switch member rotationally coupled with the carrier, the switch member being operable to selectively engage with either
of the ring and the stop member;

wherein a rotation of the ring in the first direction drives a rotation of the central gear and the transmission axle in a
second direction opposite to the first direction when the switch member is engaged with the stop member, and a rotation of
the ring in the first direction drives the central gear and the transmission axle to rotate in the same first direction when
the switch member is engaged with the ring.

US Pat. No. 9,657,463

WEAR MEMBER ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR EXCAVATION IMPLEMENT

BLACK CAT BLADES, LTD., ...

1. A wear member attachment system for an excavation implement, the system comprising:
a retainer including an abutment that engages a forward side of an opening extending through a lip of the excavation implement,
the retainer further including a cam,

wherein rotation of the cam displaces the abutment forward relative to a body of the retainer, and
wherein teeth of the cam engage a first threaded member that rotates about a first axis.

US Pat. No. 9,657,313

ISOPRENE OLIGOMER, POLYISOPRENE, PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING THESE MATERIALS, RUBBER COMPOSITION, AND PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. An isoprene oligomer comprising a substituted trans structural moiety and a cis structural moiety, wherein at least one
atom or group of an unsubstituted trans structural moiety A of a preliminary isoprene oligomer having the following formula
(1) selected from a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, a methylene group, a carbon atom, or a methine group is replaced by a different
atom or group to provide the substituted trans structural moiety, and the different atom or group is selected from the group
consisting of a nitrogen atom, an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, a silicon atom, a carbon atom, an acetoxy group, an alkoxy group,
a hydroxy group, an aryl group, an alkyl group, an acetyl group, an N-alkyl-acetamino group, and an azide group:

wherein n represents an integer from 1 to 10; m represents an integer from 1 to 30; the preliminary isoprene oligomer has
a cis structural moiety B; and Y represents a hydroxy group, a formyl group, a carboxy group, an ester group, a carbonyl group,
or a group having the following formula (2):


US Pat. No. 9,657,124

HALOGEN COPOLYMERS COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE REPETITIVE VINYL ETHER UNIT HAVING ONE CARBONATE PENDANT GROUP

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA REC...

1. A copolymer capable of forming a lithium ion-conducting electrolyte comprising at least one repetitive unit having the
following formula (I):

wherein:
R1, R2, R3, and R4 represent, independently of one another, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a perfluoroalkyl group or a perfluoroalkoxy group,
provided that at least one of the R1-R4 groups represents a halogen atom, a perfluoroalkyl group, or a perfluoroalkoxy group,

and at least one repetitive unit having the following formula (II):

wherein:
R5, R6, R7 represent, independently of one another, a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group;

Z is a single bond or an alkylene group;
X is an alkylene group or a perfluoroalkylene group; and
R8 is a cyclic carbonate group, wherein the copolymer comprises 40-95 mol. % of the repetitive unit of formula (I) and 5-60 mol.
% of the repetitive unit of formula (II), based on the total moles of the repetitive unit of formula (I) and the repetitive
unit of formula (II).

US Pat. No. 9,656,999

THERAPEUTICALLY ACTIVE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR METHODS OF USE

Agios Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of synthesizing

comprising reacting 1-[4-chloro-6-(6-trifluoromethylpyridin-2-yl)-[1,3,5]triazin-2-ylamino]-2-methylpropan-2-ol with 2-trifluoromethylpyridin-4-ylamine
in the presence of sodium tert-butoxide and Pd(dppf)Cl2.

US Pat. No. 9,656,973

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING LINEZOLID

Indiana University Resear...

1. A process for preparing linezolid or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, the process comprising:
(a) mixing 3-fluoro-4-(morpholino)benzoyl azide with an oxirane of the formula,
in the presence of catalytic amounts of anhydrous lithium bromide and tri-n-butylphosphine oxide to prepare a compound of
the formula A,
or a salt thereof; wherein Ar is optionally substituted phenyl; followed by
(b) mixing a compound of the formula A in the presence of an acid to prepare a compound of formula B,
or a salt thereof; and followed by
(c) mixing a compound of the formula B with an acetic anhydride to prepare a compound of formula C,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,656,972

COMPOUNDS FOR TREATMENT OF CYSTIC FIBROSIS

THE CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE ...

1. A compound of Formula (I), a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, polymorph, prodrug, metabolite, deuteride, N-oxide,
stereoisomer, or isomer thereof:
Y1-L1-B1-A1-X-A2-B2-L2-Y2   Formula (I);

wherein:
A1 and A2 are independently selected from:


B1 and B2 are independently selected from:


L1 and L2 are independently selected from:


Y1 and Y2 are independently selected from:


X is —C(O)—, —C(O)C(O)—

Z is O or CR2R2;

aa is

each R1 is independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, arylalkyl, and heteroarylalkyl;

each R2 is independently selected from H, halo, —CN, —SR1, alkyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, —OR1, —CO2R1, and -(alkylene)CO2R1);

each R3 is independently selected from halo, alkyl, —CN, haloalkyl, —OR1, and —NR1R1;

each R4 is independently selected from —CO2R1, -(alkylene)-(CO2R1), hydroxyalkyl, -(alkylene)(S(O)t)(alkyl), -(alkylene)(NR5R5), and


each R5 is independently selected from H, alkyl, haloalkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;

each R21, R22, R23, and R24 are independently selected from H, halo, —CN, —SR1, alkyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, —NR1R1, and —OR1;

R31, R32, and R33 are independently selected from halo, alkyl, —CN, haloalkyl, —OR1, and —NR1R1;

each k is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10;
each m is independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10;
each n is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10;
each p is independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4;
q is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10;
r is 3, 4, 5, 6, or 7;
each s is independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4;
each t is independently selected from 0, 1, and 2; and
each u is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10.

US Pat. No. 9,656,873

PURIFICATION OF TUNGSTEN CARBIDE COMPOSITIONS

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A method of purifying a tungsten carbide (WC) composition comprising:
contacting the WC composition with an electrolyte solution comprising a cationic metal oxidant; and
oxidizing one or more metal impurities of the WC composition with the cationic metal oxidant to solubilize the one or more
metal impurities in the electrolyte solution.

US Pat. No. 9,656,865

USE OF STORAGE-STABLE AQUEOUS SOLUTIONS OF CHLORINE DIOXIDE TO GENERATE PURE CHLORINE DIOXIDE GAS FOR DECONTAMINATION

CDG ENVIRONMENTAL, LLC, ...

1. A process for handling chlorine dioxide comprising producing an aqueous chlorine dioxide solution at a remote location,
wherein the aqueous chlorine dioxide solution contains less than 10% by weight, relative to the chlorine dioxide, of total
impurities, shipping the aqueous chlorine dioxide solution to a point of use, releasing chlorine dioxide gas from the aqueous
chlorine dioxide solution, and mixing the released chlorine dioxide gas with a carrier gas to produce a gas stream containing
chlorine dioxide.

US Pat. No. 9,656,745

MAGNETORHEOLOGICAL ACTUATOR WITH TORSIONAL SPRING

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A rotorcraft, comprising:
a body;
a power train coupled to the body and comprising an engine and a drive shaft coupled to the engine;
a rotor system coupled to the power train, the rotor system comprising at least one rotor blade;
a pilot input device; and
an actuator in mechanical communication with the pilot input device, the actuator comprising:
a driving member configured to receive mechanical energy from a power source;
a driven member;
a magnetorheological (MR) fluid disposed between the driving member and the driven member and configured to transmit a variable
amount of mechanical energy from the driving member to the driven member such that the driven member moves in a first direction;

an output member coupled between the driven member and the pilot input device;
a spring in mechanical communication with the output member and configured to apply a force in a second direction opposite
of the first direction; and

a magnetic circuit configured to deliver a magnetic field towards the MR fluid, the magnetic circuit configured to control
movement of the pilot input device by varying the strength of the magnetic field delivered towards the MR fluid.

US Pat. No. 9,656,613

LOW PROFILE PUSH ON METAL DOGHOUSE

MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A push on doghouse retainer arrangement comprising:
a clip having a base;
a spring steel base including a raised low profile doghouse portion separated from the spring steel base by a pair of walls
configured to provide a height defined by the distance between a surface of the spring steel base furthest from the low profile
doghouse portion and a first surface of the low profile doghouse portion closest to the spring steel base, said doghouse portion
has a slot for receiving said clip;

a plurality of low profile ribs formed on a molded part;
a plurality of attachment apertures arranged in an in line design on said spring steel base for receiving said at least one
low profile rib, wherein said in line design provides an engineered tensile failure mode; and

a positioning tab extending into each of the plurality of attachment apertures for assuring proper positioning of the at least
one low profile rib in a respective one of the plurality of attachment apertures.

US Pat. No. 9,656,609

VEHICLE STEP APPARATUS AND MOTOR ASSEMBLY THEREOF

T-MAX (HANGZHOU) INDUSTRI...

1. A vehicle step apparatus, comprising:
an extending and retracting device comprising a mounting bracket, a step bracket, and an arm assembly that is connected between
the mounting bracket and the step bracket and drives the step bracket to move between an extending position and a retracting
position;

a step mounted on the step bracket;
a motor that has a motor shaft configured as a worm;
a gear box defining a cavity therein, at least a portion of the motor shaft being inserted into the cavity;
a worm wheel rotatably disposed in the cavity, and comprising a worm wheel body meshing with the motor shaft and an output
shaft mounted to the worm wheel body;

a sun gear fitted over the output shaft;
a planet carrier rotatably disposed in the cavity and connected with the arm assembly to drive the arm assembly;
a planet gear rotatably mounted to the planet carrier and meshing with the sun gear; and
an adjusting member mounted in the gear box, movable in an axial direction of the motor shaft and abutting against a free
end of the motor shaft.

US Pat. No. 9,656,526

GROUND VEHICLE WITH FLIGHT CAPABILITY

Paragrine Systems, LLC, ...

1. A ground vehicle with flight capability, comprising:
a chassis;
a cage attached to the chassis and including an attachment mechanism connected to a removable airfoil;
a cockpit disposed substantially above the chassis and inside the cage and including a seat for a human pilot;
a cargo area disposed rearward of the cockpit;
a front wheelbase attached to the chassis and/or cage;
a rear wheelbase attached to the chassis and/or cage;
a ground steering mechanism connected to the front wheelbase and/or the rear wheelbase;
a motor disposed rearward of the cargo area and connected to a propeller; and
a propeller shroud at least partially encircling the propeller,
wherein the chassis comprises a central support extending along the centerline of the vehicle, and the cage comprises two
elongated auxiliary supports that are connected to the central support at both ends of the central support, and the auxiliary
supports form a “V” shape and are joined to each end of the central support at the base of the “V” when viewed from the front
of the vehicle;

wherein each of the auxiliary supports include interior cavities that provide fuel reservoirs in fluid communication with
a fuel reservoir in the central support, the fuel reservoir in the central support in further fluid communication with the
motor.

US Pat. No. 9,656,476

PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF SURFACE ELEMENTS

PERGO (EUROPE) AB, Trell...

1. A process for manufacturing of surface elements wherein said surface elements comprise a decorative upper layer and a supporting
core, the process comprising:
obtaining a digital decor by digitization of a number of archetypes selected from woods and minerals by making a high resolution
digital picture of said archetypes;

storing said digital decor;
manufacturing a plurality of supporting cores, each being of rectangular shape and each having a same size, said size corresponding
to a desired end user format and provided with an upper side and a lower side;

editing said digital decor to fit said shape and size of each one of said plurality of supporting cores; and
digitally printing different patterns on each of said plurality of supporting cores, wherein said patterns are selected from
said digital decor and said digital decor is used to control said digitally printing the different patterns in a way that
the pattern reproduces one of said number of archetypes.

US Pat. No. 9,656,470

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head, comprising:
a driving element for ejecting a liquid from a nozzle;
a wiring electrically connected to the driving element, at least part of the wiring being covered with at least one of a plating
layer and an insulating film;

an accommodation space that accommodates at least a portion of the wiring; and
a dummy wiring which is arranged in the accommodation space, a surface of the dummy wiring, which is not covered, being exposed
to the accommodation space and adsorbing sulfur,

wherein at least one of (a), (b) and (c) is satisfied where
(a) the dummy wiring is grounded,
(b) concavities and convexities are formed on a surface of the dummy wiring, and
(c) the accommodation space has an exit port that communicates with the atmosphere, and the dummy wiring is provided on a
side closer to the exit port to a connecting portion to which the wiring and the driving element are connected.

US Pat. No. 9,656,468

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head, comprising:
a plurality of nozzles which eject liquid;
a plurality of pressure chambers, a pressure chamber of the plurality of pressure chambers being in communication with a nozzle
of the plurality of nozzles; and

a plurality of liquid supply paths, a liquid supply path of the plurality of liquid supply paths being in communication with
and supply the liquid to the pressure chamber of the plurality of pressure chambers,

a communication opening is provided between the nozzle of the plurality of nozzles and the pressure chamber of the plurality
of pressure chambers,

wherein a shortest formation pitch between each of the nozzles in a row of nozzles arranged in a perpendicular direction to
a moving direction of head relative to a recording medium is equal to or less than 1/300 inches, and

wherein a capacity of a flow path from an opening of the liquid supply path to the nozzle in the pressure chamber is equal
to or higher than 4400 pl, the capacity of the flow path includes the capacity of the communication opening and the capacity
of the pressure chamber extending from an inlet to the pressure chamber to an outlet from the pressure chamber to the communication
opening, the capacity of the communication opening being greater than the capacity of the pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,656,432

SEALANT DELIVERY SYSTEM

Trek Bicycle Corporation,...

1. A method, comprising:
securing a sealant delivery device to a rim, wherein the sealant delivery device includes a valve stem fluidly coupled to
a pouch at least partially filled with a volume of a tire sealant and a breaching area, wherein the pouch is configured to
breach at a predetermined pressure at the breaching area and cause at least a majority of the tire sealant to leave the pouch;

mounting a tire to the rim; and
inflating the pouch using the valve stem to at least the predetermined pressure;
wherein the pouch breaches and releases the tire sealant into the tire.

US Pat. No. 9,656,429

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR STRUCTURALLY ANALYZING AND PRINTING PARTS

AREVO, INC., Santa Clara...

1. A method for structurally analyzing and printing a part, comprising:
(a) receiving, in computer memory, a model of the part for three-dimensional printing from a material comprising a matrix
and fiber material;

(b) receiving, in computer memory, one or more properties for the material;
(c) using the model, determining a print head tool path for use during the three-dimensional printing of the part;
(d) generating a virtual mesh of analytic elements within the model of the part and determining a trajectory of at least one
stiffness-contributing portion of the material based at least in part on the print head tool path, wherein the trajectory
of the at least one stiffness-contributing portion is determined through each of the analytic elements in the virtual mesh;

(e) using one or more computer processors to determine a performance of the part based at least in part on the one or more
properties received in (b) and the trajectory of the at least one stiffness-contributing portion determined in (d);

(f) electronically outputting the performance of the part determined in (e); and
(g) using a print head to print the part along the print head tool path.

US Pat. No. 9,656,419

BLOW NOZZLE AND BLOW MOLDING MACHINE

NISSEI ASB MACHINE CO., L...

1. A blow nozzle that introduces blow air into a molded article in which a flange portion provided around an open neck portion
is supported by a blow cavity mold, the blow nozzle comprising:
a nozzle main body moved upwards and downwards; and
a cylindrical outer nozzle connected integrally to the nozzle main body and disposed around a circumference of the neck portion,
wherein the outer nozzle includes:
a first surface brought into press contact with the flange portion and continuing in a circumferential direction; and
a second surface disposed outwards in a radial direction than the first surface and being brought into contact with the blow
cavity mold, and

wherein, from when the nozzle main body is moved and the first surface is brought into contact with the flange portion to
when the second surface is brought into contact with the blow cavity mold and the movement of the nozzle main body is stopped,
the first surface of the outer nozzle is overdriven so that the flange portion is airtightly sealed by the first surface,
and

wherein the blow nozzle further comprises an air vent groove communicating from an inner edge of the second surface to an
outer edge of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 9,656,418

CO-POLYESTER PACKAGING RESINS PREPARED WITHOUT SOLID-STATE POLYMERIZATION, A METHOD FOR PROCESSING THE CO-POLYESTER RESINS WITH REDUCED VISCOSITY CHANGE AND CONTAINERS AND OTHER ARTICLES PREPARED BY THE PROCESS

DAK AMERICAS LLC, Charlo...

1. A process for making a shaped article from a solid polyester resin containing a polyester polymer, comprising:
forming the shaped article by melting and processing pellets of the polyester polymer without changing the intrinsic viscosity
of the polyester polymer by more than 0.025 dL/g;

wherein the polyester polymer before the melting has an intrinsic viscosity of from 0.70 to 0.95, and
wherein the pellets of the polyester resin are: (i) made without solid-state polymerization, (ii) made with high IV melt polycondensation,
and (iii) made by direct latent heat crystallization in which an extruded stream of the molten polyester polymer is quenched
in a water bath containing water having a temperature of 80° C. or higher.

US Pat. No. 9,656,414

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES AND METHODS OF FABRICATION

University of Maryland, C...

1. A method of fabricating a casting for a microfluidic device comprising a 3-dimensional microfluidic network in a single
layer composition, said method comprising the steps of:
(A) providing a master mold for forming said microfluidic device, said master mold comprising at least one loop element and
a membrane element extending outwardly from and connected to said loop element

(B) surrounding said master mold with a resin;
(C) curing said resin to form an elastomeric casting surrounding said master mold and having a negative configuration of said
master mold; and

(D) removing said master mold from said casting, wherein a microchannel cavity is formed by said loop element and a planar
gap is formed by said membrane element in said casting, and wherein at least a portion of said loop element passes through
said planar gap of said casting as said master mold is extracted from said casting.

US Pat. No. 9,656,397

RETRACTABLE KNIFE OR SAW WITH SECURITY HOOK

Fiskars Finland Oy Ab, H...

1. A tool comprising:
a hollow sheath, curved handle and a blade member that is movable alternatively into a storage position or a position of use
by a locking member, in the storage position the blade member being surrounded by the handle and protected inside the handle
and in the position of use the blade member protruding from the handle as an extension of the handle, the blade member being
lockable in relation to the handle either into the storage position or the position of use by the locking member, and

a hanger member for suspending the tool, the hanger member being fastened by a screw arranged into a recess in the hanger
member and an inline opening in an end of the blade member in a direction of the handle, the hanger member protruding from
a first end of the handle when the blade member is in the storage position and the hanger member being protected inside the
handle when the blade member is in the position of use;

wherein the blade member is lockable by a way of the locking member, the locking member comprising the screw attached to the
blade member and the hanger member, and the screw is arranged to move along a curved, longitudinal guide groove having a first
end, and a second end opposite the first end, in the handle for extending and retracting the blade member, and the screw comprises
a tightening wheel for manually and optionally locking the screw against the first end or the second end of the guide groove
by tightening the screw against the handle;

wherein the hanger member comprises a hook of an openable and closeable hook type, and the hook is provided with a spring
member, which in a first position closes the hook and in a second position opens the hook, the spring member having a U-shaped
wire having two ends disposed within two adjacent openings in opposite sides of a web portion of the hanger member, the web
portion being thinner than the hanger member to allow the spring to slide inside the sheath handle, and the web portion is
at least partially defined by at least one support collar on the hanger member, and the spring member bears against the support
collar as the spring member is moved toward the second position to open the hook.

US Pat. No. 9,656,333

CUTTING INSERT AND TOOL FOR MACHINING A WORKPIECE

Hartmetall-Werkzeugfabrik...

1. A cutting insert for a tool for machining a workpiece, comprising:
two identical parts, wherein each part has a base surface, two identical mutually opposite main sides and two identical mutually
opposite secondary sides, and wherein the base surface of the one of the two parts is opposite and parallel to the base surface
of the other one of the two parts;

four rectilinear main cutting edges, wherein each of the two parts comprises two of the four rectilinear main cutting edges;
four first segmental cutting edges, wherein each of the two parts comprises two of the four first segmental cutting edges;
four second segmental cutting edges, wherein each of the two parts comprises two of the four second segmental cutting edges;
a through-bore having a bore axis which extends perpendicularly and centrally through the two base surfaces;
wherein the cutting insert has a 180° rotational symmetry about the bore axis, wherein the two identical parts are connected
to each other along a center plane which extends orthogonally to the bore axis and has the same distance from each of the
two base surfaces,

wherein the four main cutting edges extend parallel to the center plane, wherein each main side comprises one of the four
main cutting edges, wherein the two main cutting edges of each part extend parallel to one another and transversely to the
two main cutting edges of the respective other part, and wherein each main cutting edge transitions at its respective first
end into one of the four first segmental cutting edges and at its respective second end, opposite the first end, into one
of the four second segmental cutting edges,

wherein each secondary side comprises (i) a planar bearing surface which extends orthogonally to the center plane, (ii) a
first protrusion on a first side of the planar bearing surface and (iii) a second protrusion on a second side of the planar
bearing surface, wherein the first and the second protrusions each adjoin the bearing surface arranged on the respective same
secondary side and project with respect to said bearing surface, wherein each of the first segmental cutting edges is arranged
on one of the first protrusions and each of the second segmental cutting edges is arranged on one of the second protrusions,
and wherein the bearing surfaces of each part extend parallel to the main cutting edges of the respective other part.

US Pat. No. 9,656,331

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY FORMING FLUTES IN SOLID CARBIDE TOOLS

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A method for forming a rotary cutting tool, the method comprising:
securing a green rod member which has been previously formed in a generally cylindrical shape in a chuck mechanism, the chuck
mechanism being adapted to rotate about, and translate along, a first axis in a predetermined manner;

simultaneously forming a plurality of flutes in the green rod member by machining;
removing the green rod member from the chuck mechanism;
sintering the green rod member to produce a sintered rod member; and
performing one or more grinding operations on the sintered rod member to produce a finished rotary cutting tool.

US Pat. No. 9,656,257

METAL OXIDE SUPPORTED PALLADIUM CATALYST FOR HYDROCARBON OXIDATION

Umm Al-Qura University, ...

1. A metal oxide supported palladium catalyst comprising
a catalyst support comprising a bismuth oxide and a bismuth-tin oxide, and palladium, wherein the palladium is embedded within
the catalyst support.

US Pat. No. 9,656,186

FLUID DEGASSING APPARATUS

IDEX Health and Science, ...

1. An apparatus for degassing a fluid having a liquid and a target gas, said apparatus comprising:
a first porous barrier separating a first chamber from an environment, said first barrier having a porosity communicating
said first chamber to the environment, wherein said porosity provides for a first permeance to the target gas; and

a second non-porous, gas-permeable barrier separating said first chamber into a retentate side and a permeate side, said second
barrier being arranged for contacting the fluid at said retentate side, and providing for a second permeance to the target
gas, wherein a ratio of said first permeance to said second permeance is between 5:1 and 1000:1.

US Pat. No. 9,656,185

CONTACTOR AND SEPARATION APPARATUS AND PROCESS OF USING SAME

MERICHEM COMPANY, Housto...

1. An apparatus for contacting and separating at least two immiscible liquids into separate phases, comprising, in combination,
a) a vessel having an interior space;
b) a shroud positioned vertically within the interior space, the shroud having a top and an open bottom and an outer solid
wall containing no openings, where the outer wall encloses a downward fluid flow path between the top and bottom of the shroud;

c) a plurality of vertical hanging fibers defining a vertical axis and being contained in the downward fluid flow path and
extending out beyond the open bottom of the shroud, the fibers configured to allow an admixture of at least two immiscible
liquids to contact the hanging fibers and to flow in a downward direction parallel to the vertical axis; and

d) a perforated extension positioned at the bottom of the shroud and extending downward from the bottom to enclose the vertical
hanging fibers that extend out beyond the bottom of the shroud, where the vertical hanging fibers extend out beyond an open
end of the perforated extension, where the perforated extension comprises an annulus having a coalescing surface and an open
center configured to allow the vertical hanging fibers to extend through the open center, where the annulus has inner and
outer walls each having one or more openings and the coalescing surface is positioned between the inner and outer walls adjacent
to the one or more openings of the inner and outer walls; and

e) a gravity settling zone located in the interior space of vessel but not including the downward fluid flow path, where the
gravity settling zone is configured to allow the formation of a lower layer comprising the higher density liquid and the formation
of an upper layer comprising the lower density liquid,

wherein the perforated extension further defines an enhanced coalescing zone where the one or more openings are configured
to allow a portion of the admixture of the at least two immiscible liquids to exit the perforated extension leaving the remainder
of the at least two immiscible liquids to exit the open end of the perforated extension, where the portion of the at least
two immiscible liquids that exits the perforated extension follows a flow path that is not parallel to the vertical axis causing
one of the two immiscible liquids to coalesce as it exits.

US Pat. No. 9,656,170

GAME APPARATUS

KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE E...

1. A game apparatus for progressing a game in which a player character does a virtual battle with an enemy character, the
player character being a subject for operation performed by a player, the game apparatus comprising:
a display;
an input for receiving an operating instruction performed by the player;
a processor; and
a memory including a set of instructions that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations
including:

determining a predetermined threshold, according to an item owned or carried by the player character or by a second player
character being a companion of the player character;

changing a parameter of the player character, according to the operating instruction received by the input from the player;
specifying a status of the player character, based on a magnitude relation between the parameter changed by the changing and
the predetermined threshold determined by the determining; and

progressing the game according to the status of the player character specified by the specifying,
wherein the player character controls a model character during the virtual battle with the enemy character, and
the operating instruction manipulates the model character by the player character.

US Pat. No. 9,656,160

MASSIVE MULTI-PLAYER ONLINE (MMO) GAMES SERVER AND METHODS FOR EXECUTING THE SAME

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A system, comprising:
a game server configured to receive game commands from a plurality of clients over a network, the game server including a
game engine configured to maintain a global game state of a video game based on a set of game rules and on game commands received
from the plurality of clients, the global game state including a record of positions of objects associated with all of the
plurality of clients within an environment of the video game, the game server configured to generate and maintain a plurality
of subsets of the global game state, wherein each of the plurality of subsets of the global game state is assigned to a corresponding
one of the plurality of clients;

a video source configured to communicate with the game server to receive the plurality of subsets of the global game state
from the game server, the video source including a computer memory having game logic and rendering logic stored therein, the
game logic configured to use a particular subset of the global game state corresponding to a particular one of the plurality
of clients and a point of view of a player of the video game at the particular one of the plurality of clients to determine
a game environment for rendering a video stream for the particular one of the plurality of clients, the rendering logic configured
to create video frames of the video stream for transmission to the particular one of the plurality of clients, wherein the
video source is configured to receive data specifying the point of view of the player of the video game from the particular
one of the plurality of clients, the video source including an input/output device configured to provide the video stream
of the video game for the particular one of the plurality of clients over one or more networks to the particular one of the
plurality of clients, the video source including at least one processor configured to execute the game logic and the rendering
logic.

US Pat. No. 9,656,099

DOSE RATE MODULATED STEREOTACTIC RADIO SURGERY

IMPAC MEDICAL SYSTEMS, IN...

1. A radiotherapy system, comprising:
a memory storing computer executable instructions;
a processor device communicatively coupled to the memory, wherein the processor device is configured to execute the computer
executable instructions for:

receiving a medical image of a patient, the medical image including images of a target and an organ at risk (OAR);
receiving a target dose to be received by the target and a constraint on an OAR dose to be received by the OAR; and
generating a dose application plan based on the target dose and the constraint on the OAR dose, including:
determining a placement of an arc along which radiation is to be applied based on the target dose and a location of the target;
dividing the arc into a plurality of segments;
determining a dose rate associated with each segment;
calculating a predicted OAR dose based on the determined dose rate associated with each segment; and
comparing the predicted OAR dose with the constraint on the OAR dose to determine whether the predicted OAR dose satisfies
the constraint on the OAR dose.

US Pat. No. 9,656,086

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LOWERING BLOOD PRESSURE THROUGH REDUCTION OF VENTRICLE FILLING

BackBeat Medical, Inc., ...

1. A system for reducing blood pressure comprising:
at least one stimulation electrode for stimulating at least one chamber of a heart of a patient with a stimulation pattern
comprising at least one stimulation pulse; and

at least one controller configured to:
receive input relating to the patient's blood pressure; and
adjust the stimulation pattern based on the received input relating to the patient's blood pressure,
wherein the stimulation pattern is configured to cause a reduction in blood pressure by at least a predetermined amount within
about 3 seconds from application of electricity of the stimulation pattern to the heart, and to maintain the reduction in
blood pressure for a time interval of at least 1 minute.

US Pat. No. 9,656,054

IMPLANTABLE ELECTRODE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

NEURONEXUS TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. An implantable electrode, comprising:
a) a first portion of an insulator layer;
b) an electrically conductive interconnect layer supported by the first portion of the insulator layer, the interconnect layer
comprising an interconnect peripheral edge providing an interconnect width or diameter extending between spaced apart first
and second interconnect edges;

c) an electrically conductive plug layer supported directly on an upper interconnect surface of the interconnect layer, the
plug layer comprising a plug peripheral edge providing a plug width or diameter extending between spaced apart first and second
plug edges;

d) a second portion of the insulator layer supported on the first portion of the insulator layer and contacting the plug;
e) an electrically conductive electrode layer supported directly on an upper plug surface of the plug layer, the electrode
layer comprising an electrode peripheral edge providing an electrode width or diameter extending between spaced apart first
and second electrode edges; and

f) an anchor layer that overlaps only parts of the electrode layer including at least one of the first and second electrode
edges, wherein the anchor layer is physically and electrically isolated from the interconnect layer and the plug layer by
the insulator layer.

US Pat. No. 9,656,023

LEUPROLIDE INJECTION

Sun Pharmaceutical Indust...

1. A multiple dose leuprolide acetate pen injection device containing a sterile solution comprising leuprolide acetate in
an amount of 10 mg per ml of the solution and at least one preservative in a pharmaceutically acceptable vehicle in an amount
sufficient to maintain sterility of the solution throughout the shelf life of the sterile solution, wherein the solution is
present as a reservoir in the multiple dose pen injection device, the device being adapted to subcutaneously inject a portion
of the reservoir to provide a single daily dose of leuprolide and the device further being adapted to inject multiple portions
of the solution while the reservoir remains sterile,
wherein the multiple dose pen injection device is configured to administer 100 microliters of the solution to provide the
single daily dose of leuprolide, and

wherein the preservative is benzyl alcohol and is present in a concentration of 11.25 mg per ml of the solution.

US Pat. No. 9,656,010

CONTROLLING IMPLANTED BLOOD PUMPS

TC1 LLC, St. Paul, MN (U...

1. An external control system for use with an implantable blood pump, the system comprising:
a microcontroller;
a communication module coupled to the microcontroller and configured to operate the implantable blood pump;
a rechargeable battery coupled to the microcontroller and configured to power the microcontroller, the communication module,
and the implantable blood pump; and

a system power conditioning module coupled to the microcontroller and configured to condition power from an external power
source for charging the battery.

US Pat. No. 9,656,007

APPARATUSES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR MANAGING LIQUID FLOW ASSOCIATED WITH A TISSUE SITE USING THE PRESENCE OF REDUCED PRESSURE

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A method for managing liquid flow associated with a tissue site, the method comprising:
providing a valve arrangement with a first valve, a second valve, and a reservoir;
fluidly coupling the first valve to a liquid source;
fluidly coupling the second valve to the tissue site;
causing the first valve to change to one of an open position or a closed position by transferring reduced pressure to the
first valve; and

causing the second valve to change to the other of the open position or the closed position by transferring reduced pressure
to the second valve.

US Pat. No. 9,656,004

ROD SHAPED BODY AND MEDICAL DEVICE

MARVIS INTERVENTIONAL GMB...

13. The medical device according to claim 1, comprising more than one rod shaped body, wherein at least one rod shaped body includes one or more non-metallic filaments
comprising glass fibers and another rod shaped body includes one or more non-metallic filaments comprising ht-fiber.

US Pat. No. 9,655,980

THERANOSTIC PLATFORM FOR TARGETED CANCER THERAPY AND DRUG DELIVERY MONITORING

1. A compound comprising a quaterrylene dye moiety as core, and a dendrimeric shell.

US Pat. No. 9,655,923

USE OF NANO METAL IN PROMOTING NEURITE OUTGROWTH AND TREATMENT AND/OR PREVENTION OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS

1. A method for improving neurite outgrowth, the method consists of exposing the neuron to an extent to which a metallic nanoparticle
or a metallic particle formed by stacking up a plurality of the metallic nanoparticles acts to promote neurite outgrowth,
wherein the size of the metallic nanoparticle is between 1 nm and 20 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,655,912

REDUCTION OF GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT COLONISATION BY CAMPYLOBACTER

Akeso Biomedical, Inc., ...

1. A method for treating or reducing Campylobacter colonization in an animal or meat product comprising administering to the animal or the meat product at least one compound
in an effective amount to reduce the number of Campylobacter present in the gastrointestinal tract of the animal or in the meat product,
wherein the compound is selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 9,655,906

TRICYCLIC INDAZOLE COMPOUND, METHOD OF PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING IT

AZIENDE CHIMICHE RIUNITE ...

1. A method for treating glaucoma, said method comprising administering, to a patient in need thereof, an effective amount
of a tricyclic indazole compound of formula (I):
wherein:
Y is CH or N;
W is CH or N;
provided that one and only one of Y and W is a nitrogen atom;
X1 is a divalent alkyl chain containing from 1 to 5 carbon atoms;

X3 is a ? bond or a divalent alkyl chain containing from 1 to 5 carbon atoms;

X4 is —CH2—CH2— or —CH2—CH2—CH2—;

X2 and X5 are each independently a ? bond or a linear divalent alkyl chain containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, provided that the sum
of carbon atoms in X2 and X5 is 4;

L1 and L2 are each a ? bond;

each R1 is independently H, OH, halogen, CN, C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkoxy, NRiRii, NO2, CF3, CONRiiiRiv, SO2Rv, OCF3, N(Rvi)SO2Rvii, C(NRviii)N(RixRx), or N(Rxi)C(O)Rxii;

each R2 is independently H, OH, halogen, CN, C1-3alkyl, C1-3alkoxy, C1-3hydroxyalkyl, C1-3aminoalkyl, NRiRii, NO2, CF3, CONRiiiRiv, SO2Rv, OCF3, N(Rvi)SO2Rvii, C(NRviii)N(RixRx), or N(Rxi)C(O)Rxii;

m and n are each independently from 1 to 3;
Ri, Rii, Riii, Riv, Rv, Rvi, Rvii, Rviii, Rix, Rx, Rxi, Rxii are each independently H or C1-3alkyl;

or an addition salt with a pharmaceutically acceptable organic acid or a pharmaceutically acceptable inorganic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,655,884

ANTIPARASITIC USE OF ISOXAZOLINE COMPOUNDS

Intervet Inc., Madison, ...

1. A Method of preventing re-infestation of animals by fleas comprising administering to an flea infested animal a sub-insecticidal
dose of an isoxazoline compound of formula (I)

wherein
R1=halogen, CF3, OCF3, CN,

n=integer from 0 to 3
R2=C1-C3-haloalkyl,

T=5- or 6-membered ring, which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals Y,
Y=methyl, halomethyl, halogen, CN, NO2, NH2—C?S, or two adjacent radicals Y form together a chain;

Q=X—NR3R4 or a 5-membered N-heteroaryl ring, which is optionally substituted by one or more radicals;

X=CH2, CH(CH3), CH(CN), CO, CS,

R3=hydrogen, methyl, haloethyl, halopropyl, halobutyl, methoxymethyl, methoxyethyl, halomethoxymethyl, ethoxymethyl, haloethoxymethyl,
propoxymethyl, ethylaminocarbonylmethyl, ethylaminocarbonylethyl, dimethoxyethyl, propynylaminocarbonylmethyl, N-phenyl-N-methyl-amino,
haloethylaminocarbonylmethyl, haloethylaminocarbonylethyl, tetrahydrofuryl, methylaminocarbonylmethyl, (N,N-dimethylamino)-carbonylmethyl,
propylaminocarbonylmethyl, cyclopropylaminocarbonylmethyl, propenylaminocarbonylmethyl, haloethylaminocarbonylcyclopropyl,


wherein ZA=hydrogen, halogen, cyano, halomethyl,

R4=hydrogen, ethyl, methoxymethyl, halomethoxymethyl, ethoxymethyl, haloethoxymethyl, propoxymethyl, methylcarbonyl, ethylcarbonyl,
propylcarbonyl, cyclopropylcarbonyl, methoxycarbonyl, methoxymethylcarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, ethylaminocarbonylmethyl, ethylaminocarbonylethyl,
dimethoxyethyl, propynylaminocarbonylmethyl, haloethylaminocarbonylmethyl, cyanomethylaminocarbonylmethyl, or haloethylaminocarbonylethyl,

Or R3 and R4 together form a substituent selected from the group consisting of:


sufficient to inhibit the development of the offspring of such fleas into adult stages and to reach blood plasma concentrations
between 1.5 and 25 ng/ml, wherein the administration is topical administration or parenteral administration.

US Pat. No. 9,655,858

CONTROLLED RELEASE DOSAGE FORM

Osmotica Kereskedelmi es ...

1. A method for treating a condition, disorder or disease that is therapeutically responsive to arbaclofen (ARBAC), the method
comprising orally administering to a subject in need thereof at least one controlled release dosage form comprising ARBAC,
wherein the dosage form exhibits a positive food effect in terms of bioavailability, Tmax, Cmax, AUC0-t and/or AUC0-inf of ARBAC when comparing oral administration of the dosage form in the fed and fasting states, and the dosage form comprises:
a) a core comprising ARBAC, at least one osmotic agent, at least one binder, at least one water swellable cellulose derivative
(CD) polymer and at least one water swellable polyalkylene oxide (PAO) polymer, wherein the amount of PAO polymer exceeds
the amount of CD polymer; and b) a semipermeable membrane surrounding the core, said membrane comprising at least two types
or grades of film-forming cellulose ester polymer and at least one preformed passageway.

US Pat. No. 9,655,847

THERAPEUTIC LIPOSOME AND METHOD OF TREATING A SUBJECT HAVING CANCER

National Guard Health Aff...

1. A therapeutic liposome comprising:
a bilayer enclosing an internal compartment, wherein the bilayer comprises:
all-cis-9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid; and
a phospholipid having at least one fatty acid chain of carbon chain length C12 to C24, wherein the all-cis-9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid is not attached to the phospholipid, and the phospholipid comprises a
head group selected from the group consisting of a choline, an ethanolamine, a serine, an inositol, a PEG molecule, a cell-penetrating
peptide, and an antibody in reacted form;

a beta-glucan derived from oat, wherein the beta-glucan is encapsulated within the internal compartment;
cholesterol, which is integral to the bilayer; and
doxorubicin, which is encapsulated within the internal compartment;
wherein the therapeutic liposome has a diameter in a range of 130 nm to 1.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,655,816

LIQUID PACKAGING CONTAINER

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A liquid packaging container comprising a laminate of at least three layers comprising an inner layer formed from a resin
composition (Y); an intermediate layer formed from a resin composition (X); and an outer layer formed from a resin composition
(Z):
wherein:
the resin composition (X) comprises 100 parts by mass of a polypropylene-based resin (1) having a content of a structural
unit derived from a propylene monomer of 60 mol % or more; 5 parts by mass to 95 parts by mass of a thermoplastic elastomer
(2) having a number average molecular weight of 20,000 to 500,000, the thermoplastic elastomer (2) being a thermoplastic elastomer
obtained by hydrogenating a block copolymer comprising a polymer block (A) which comprises a structural unit derived from
an aromatic vinyl compound as a main component and has a number average molecular weight of 2,500 to 100,000, and a polymer
block (B) which comprises a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene compound as a main component and has a content
of a vinyl bond structural unit of 50 mol % or more and a number average molecular weight of 10,000 to 300,000, the polymer
block (B) comprising 80 mol % or more of carbon-carbon double bonds hydrogenated; and 10 parts by mass to 95 parts by mass
of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer (3) having a content of a structural unit derived from an ethylene monomer of 50 mol % to
95 mol %,

the resin composition (Y) comprises 100 parts by mass of a polypropylene-based resin (1?) having a content of a structural
unit derived from a propylene monomer of 60 mol % or more; and 5 parts by mass to 250 parts by mass of a thermoplastic elastomer
(2?) comprising a polymer block which comprises a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound as a main component
and a polymer block which comprises a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene compound as a main component, provided
that an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer having a content of a structural unit derived from an ethylene monomer of 50 mol % to
95 mol % is not included or, if included, the content of the copolymer is less than 10 parts by mass, and

the resin composition (Z) comprises 100 parts by mass of a polypropylene-based resin (1?) having a content of a structural
unit derived from a propylene monomer of 60 mol % or more; and 0 parts by mass to 35 parts by mass of a thermoplastic elastomer
(2?) comprising a polymer block which comprises a structural unit derived from an aromatic vinyl compound as a main component
and a polymer block which comprises a structural unit derived from a conjugated diene compound as a main component.

US Pat. No. 9,655,777

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIAGPHRAGM PUMPING USING HEATING ELEMENT

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A system for treating an ocular condition comprising:
a housing configured for ocular implantation;
a heating chamber comprising a material expandable when heated;
a flow passage having an inlet and an outlet;
a heating element arranged and disposed to introduce heat in the heating chamber; and
a flexible diaphragm separating the heating chamber from the flow passage, the flexible diaphragm being moveable between a
first position and a second position to change a volume of one of the heating chamber and flow passages in response to a temperature
change in the heating chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,655,761

ORTHOPEDIC BACK BRACE

DJO, LLC, Vista, CA (US)...

1. A method, comprising:
causing an orthopedic brace to be manufactured and made available to a wearer, the orthopedic brace including:
a pair of back panels, each having a dorsal end and a lateral end;
a closure system coupling the pair of back panels to each other, the closure system including
a first lace coupled to a first tensioning mechanism, wherein the first lace and the first tensioning mechanism are configured
to control the tension of a superior portion of the orthopedic brace, and

a second lace coupled to a second tensioning mechanism, wherein the second lace and the second tensioning mechanism are configured
to control the tension of an inferior portion of the back brace, each of the first and the second tensioning mechanisms being
operable independently of the other to adjust the fit of the brace to the wearer;

a pair of front panels, each having a lateral end and a ventral end, wherein the lateral end of each front panel is releasably
coupled to the lateral end of each back panel at a desired angle between the respective back panel and the corresponding front
panel to which it is releasably coupled, wherein the desired angle is not planar, wherein each front panel of the pair of
front panels is configured to extend generally from a respective side of a wearer over an abdomen of the wearer, and wherein
the ventral end of each front panel includes an attachment means configured to allow one of the front panels to releasably
attach to the other of the front panels generally over the abdomen of the wearer; and

a pocket on the ventral end of at least one of the front panels; and providing instructions to the user, comprising:
fitting the orthopedic brace on a wearer such that the lace is generally positioned over a spine of the wearer;
inserting a hand of the wearer into the pocket of the front panel, and overlapping the ventral end of the front panel over
the ventral end of the other of the front panels to secure the front panels to one another via the attachment means; and

operating the first tensioning mechanism or the second tensioning mechanism to tighten the brace around the wearer.

US Pat. No. 9,655,712

VASCULAR REPAIR DEVICES

Bolton Medical, Inc., Su...

1. A vascular repair device comprising:
a) a tubular graft body having a proximal end, a distal end, an interior surface and a longitudinal axis; and
b) a structural framework having at least two stents, wherein:
i) a first stent of the stents having first proximal apices and first apices each adjacent pair of first proximal apices and
first distal apices defined by a single strut connecting respective adjacent ones of the first proximal and first distal apices,
the first stent connected to the proximal end of the tubular graft body; and

ii) a second stent of the stents having second proximal apices and second distal apices, each adjacent pair of second proximal
apices and second distal apices defined by a single strut, the second proximal apices having a first radius of curvature and
second distal apices having a second radius of curvature that is less than the first radius of curvature, wherein the second
stent is a bare stent connected to the proximal end of the tubular graft body at the second distal apices of the second stent
and the second distal apices of the second stent nested between the struts and the first proximal apices of the first stent.

US Pat. No. 9,655,696

KIT AND METHOD FOR TAKING DENTAL IMPRESSIONS AND FORMING DENTAL MODELS

Skvirsky Ltd., Bnei Brak...

1. A kit for use in the process of taking a dental impression and forming a dental model, said kit comprising a first assembly
for forming said dental impression and a second assembly for forming said dental model, wherein said first assembly comprises:
a. an impression post;
b. a first coupler for coupling said impression post with a dental implant affixed within the mouth; and
c. an impression cap for positioning on said impression post;and wherein said second assembly comprises:
a. a model post;
b. a second coupler for coupling said model post with a dental analog; and
c. said impression cap, where said impression cap comprises a first and second securing means, both for selectively securing
said impression cap to said impression post and to said model post.

US Pat. No. 9,655,678

METHODS FOR THE MINIMALLY INVASIVE TREATMENT OF URINARY STONES

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg...

1. A method of removing a kidney stone from a patient in need thereof, the method comprising:
inserting a cystoscope into a bladder of a patient;
identifying a kidney stone in a ureter of the patient;
positioning a guidewire in close proximity to the stone;
providing a ureteroscope with an elongate member having a distal portion and an opposing proximal portion with a longitudinally
extending conduit extending through an interior of the elongate member, wherein the elongate member has a maximal outer diameter
that is 2.0 mm to about 1.7 mm over a length extending between the proximal portion and the distal portion;

traveling the conduit of the ureteroscope over the guidewire to position the distal portion of the elongate member of the
ureteroscope in close proximity to the stone;

removing the guidewire;
obtaining an image of the ureter with an optical device of the ureteroscope;
positioning the ureteroscope so that a center of mass of the stone is centered in the image;
passing a laser fiber through the conduit of the ureteroscope so that the laser fiber is in close proximity to or directly
contacts the stone; and

activating a laser in communication with the laser fiber to fragment the stone.

US Pat. No. 9,655,658

DEFORMABLE DEVICE FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE FIXATION

EBI, LLC, Parsippany, NJ...

10. A system for a percutaneous fixation procedure comprising:
a connecting rod;
at least one device comprising a hollow tube portion including a first end and a second end being disposed along a longitudinal
axis;

the hollow tube portion including a deformable portion including a pair of deformable leg members extending between the first
end and the second end, the pair of deformable leg members cooperating to at least partially define a channel including a
first end, a second end and a central longitudinal region defined between the first end of the channel and the second end
of the channel, the channel having a width in a direction generally transverse to the longitudinal axis;

the pair of deformable leg members being selectively movable between a retracted state and an expanded state such that the
width of the channel is greater at the central longitudinal region of the channel than at the first and second ends of the
channel in the expanded state, with the width of the channel at the central longitudinal region in the expanded state sized
to accept at least a portion of the connecting rod through the channel, wherein the width of the channel in the central longitudinal
region in the expanded state is at least twice the width of the channel at the first and second ends of the channel;

at least one bone fastener having a first end including a receiver coupled to the second end of the hollow tube portion and
a second end adapted to engage an anatomy, the receiver in direct communication with the channel to receive at least the portion
of the connecting rod from the channel to couple the connecting rod to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,655,651

DYNAMIC SPINE STABILIZER

Yale University, New Hav...

1. A dynamic stabilizer providing increased mechanical support within a central zone corresponding substantially to a neutral
zone of an injured spine, the stabilizer comprising:
a support assembly; and
a resistance assembly associated with the support assembly, the resistance assembly including an in-line spring arrangement
that includes first and second springs acting on opposite sides of an intermediate head member;

wherein the first and second springs are compression springs;
wherein the resistance assembly functions both in compression and in tension; and
wherein the resistance assembly generates resistance applying a first resistance to movement during movement within the central
zone and a second, lesser resistance to movement while the stabilizer undergoes extended movement beyond the central zone.

US Pat. No. 9,655,603

AUTOMATIC SEALANT DELIVERY CATHETER RETRACTION FOR VASCULAR CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHODS

ST. JUDE MEDICAL PUERTO R...

1. A vessel puncture closure device, comprising:
a sheath;
a balloon catheter extending through the sheath, the balloon catheter having an inflatable balloon positioned at a distal
end thereof;

a sealant delivery catheter extending through the sheath, the sealant delivery catheter having a plurality of internal sealant
delivery lumens, the plurality of internal sealant delivery lumens configured to deliver a volume of sealant to a vessel puncture,
the plurality of internal sealant delivery lumens each having a distal end, at least two of the distal ends having different
longitudinal positions along the sealant delivery catheter;

a carriage assembly comprising a latch and a base, the latch being longitudinally aligned with the balloon catheter and the
sealant delivery catheter, the latch being configured to provide temporary attachment of the base to the sheath;

wherein the sealant delivery catheter is configured to move axially relative to the inflatable balloon, the sheath, and the
base between a first position in which the sealant delivery catheter delivers a first volume of sealant to the vessel puncture,
and a second position spaced proximal of the first position to deliver a second volume of sealant to the vessel puncture.

US Pat. No. 9,655,595

SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROSTATE DIAGNOSIS AND INTERVENTION

Arcitrax Inc., Ontario (...

10. A system for performing image-guided procedures, the system comprising:
a needle device;
a needle guide, comprising:
(i) a housing;
(ii) at least one channel that extends the length of the housing along a longitudinal direction of the housing, the at least
one channel for receiving the needle device for use during a procedure; and

(iii) a curved retaining mechanism for releasably securing the needle device in the at least one channel of the housing, the
curved retaining mechanism rotatable about a longitudinal axis of the at least one channel from a retaining position to a
released position, wherein the retaining position enables the needle device to be retained in the at least one channel and
capable of axial translation and rotation, and wherein the released position enables the needle device to be released from
the at least one channel without necessitating sliding of the needle device through the at least one channel; and

a tracking device.

US Pat. No. 9,655,579

IMAGE-BASED DIAGNOSIS ASSISTANCE APPARATUS, METHOD AND PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An image-based diagnosis assistance apparatus, comprising:
a central processor;
a non-volatile data storage device; and
a memory device in connection with said central processor, said memory device having stored therein computer-executable instruction
code that causes the central processor to operate as:

an image storage unit that stores a function image, representing a function level at each position in an organ, and a morphology
image, representing a morphology of the organ including a tubular structure in an inside thereof;

a structure region extraction unit configured to extract a structure region representing a structure dominating the organ
from the morphology image;

a partial region determination unit configured to determine and store a specific partial region in the extracted structure
region; and

a dominated region determination unit configured to determine and store a dominated region in the organ, and the dominated
region being dominated by a structure in the determined partial region,

wherein at least one of the determination of the partial region by the partial region determination unit and the determination
of the dominated region by the dominated region determination unit is performed using the function image,

wherein the dominated region determination unit carries out the determination of the dominated region as a function of a distance
determined between each part of the organ and the determined partial region in the morphology image, and

wherein said distance between each part of the organ and the determined partial region in the morphology image is weighted
based on a function level at each position of the organ on a shortest path.

US Pat. No. 9,655,569

MEDICAL IMAGING DEVICE WITH A GRIPPING MODULE

2. A medical imaging device comprising:
a gripping module comprising a first holding grip and a second holding grip, the first holding grip and the second holding
grip being individually configured for holding by a patient during an image recording; and

a coupling unit connecting the first holding grip and the second holding grip;
wherein the coupling unit is arranged inside the gripping module;
wherein the coupling unit is configured such that a manual movement of the first holding grip results in a movement of the
second holding grip; and

wherein the gripping module is arranged in or on an X-ray detector.

US Pat. No. 9,655,555

SENSING FOLEY CATHETER

Potrero Medical, Inc., S...

1. A system for sensing physiologic data from a urinary tract of a patient comprising:
a Foley type catheter comprising a pressure sensor having a pressure balloon disposed at a distal end of the catheter;
a pressure transducer in fluid communication with a proximal end of the catheter:
a fluid column disposed between the pressure balloon and the pressure transducer;
a fluid delivery system in fluid communication with the fluid column:
a retention balloon disposed at a distal end of the Foley type catheter between the pressure balloon and the pressure transducer,
wherein the retention balloon is separate from the pressure sensor: and

a urine receptacle in fluid communication with the catheter, wherein the urine receptacle is configured to measure a volume
of urine output from the patient;

wherein the catheter is configured to be inserted into the urinary tract such that the distal end is residing in the bladder,
wherein the pressure transducer is configured to transduce pressure impinging on the pressure transducer from the pressure
balloon into a chronological pressure profile having a resolution that enables processing of the chronological pressure profile
into distinct physiologic profiles,

a controller in communication with the pressure transducer and the urine receptacle configured to process the chronological
pressure profile into the distinct physiologic pressure profiles, which include peritoneal pressure, respiratory rate and
cardiac output,

wherein the controller is configured to automatically adjust a pressure exerted within the pressure balloon by adding or removing
fluid via the fluid delivery system from the fluid column through the proximal end of the catheter until the pressure exerted
within the balloon equilibrates with a baseline of the chronological pressure profile, and

wherein the controller is configured to receive patient-specific data from a source external to the Foley type catheter and
is further configured to integrate the received patient-specific data with the distinct physiologic pressure profiles.

US Pat. No. 9,655,542

MRI WITH MAGNET ASSEMBLY ADAPTED FOR CONVENIENT SCANNING OF LABORATORY ANIMALS WITH AUTOMATED RF TUNING UNIT

Aspect Imaging Ltd., Sho...

1. An animal handling system (AMS), for positioning an immobilized animal in a predefined configuration therein, comprising:
a. a proximal portion, held outside of a medical device, the proximal portion comprising:
i. at least one inner shaft, and
ii. at least one outer shaft, said at least one inner shaft is telescopically maneuverable within said at least one outer
shaft providing a variable telescopic mechanism; and

b. a distal portion comprising: a configurable encapsulatable life support system (ELSS), said ELSS is rotatable about a longitudinal
axis of said at least outer shaft and said at least inner shaft and translationally moveable parallel to said longitudinal
axis by means of said maneuverable telescopic mechanism,

said proximal portion further comprising indicia indicating a linear displacement and a rotational displacement of said ELSS,
such that said ELSS is accurately and reversibly configured within said medical device thereby optimizing animal analyses,

wherein said medical device comprises an MRD having a first input port, a second input port, at least one magnetic source
providing a magnetic field, and a resonance assembly comprising at least one RF coil, and wherein said AMS further comprises
an automated tuning unit comprising a motor configured to dislocate position of said at least one RF coil, and thus match
a resonance frequency of said at least one RF coil to a frequency of said magnetic field in an automated manner.

US Pat. No. 9,655,530

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR NON-INVASIVELY MEASURING PHYSIOLOGIC PARAMETERS OF ONE OR MORE SUBJECTS

Tensys Medical, Inc., Sa...

1. A physiologic parameter sensing apparatus, comprising:
a conformal frame configured to couple to a patient's forearm comprising an alignment element comprising an optical alignment
guide and a sensor barrier, said frame comprising an aperture, said sensor barrier configured to traverse said aperture;

a host assembly comprising an actuator device configured to mate with a sensor, said host assembly being removably coupled
to said frame, and said sensor being placed in communication with said sensor barrier via said host assembly coupled to said
frame; and

one or more releasable attachment features configured to facilitate removal of said host assembly from said conformal frame,
whereby said removal results in a removal of said actuator and said sensor from contact with said frame and said sensor barrier;

wherein said sensor barrier is configured to permit one or more physiologic parameters to be sensed through said sensor barrier;
wherein said optical alignment guide is configured to facilitate placement of said frame and said sensor relative to a blood
vessel of a living subject;

wherein said sensor comprises a removal apparatus configured to configured to enable removal of said sensor from said host
assembly, said removal apparatus comprising:

a main body retained within a removal apparatus retainer of a sensor housing; and
a user-graspable projection extended outwardly from said sensor housing configured to be pulled by a user.

US Pat. No. 9,655,507

CORNEAL IMAGING DEVICE

NIDEK CO., LTD., Gamagor...

1. A corneal imaging device comprising:
an observation optical system configured to obtain an anterior segment front image of an eye, the observation optical system
including an observation objective lens and an imager along a first optical axis; and

an optical system configured to photograph a corneal portion of the eye, the optical system including:
an illumination optical system configured to irradiate illumination light in a direction inclined with respect to the first
optical axis toward a cornea; and

a light receiving optical system configured to receive reflection light from the cornea by a photodetector, the reflection
light leaving the cornea at an inclined angle with respect to the first optical axis,

wherein the corneal imaging device includes a light-limiting part provided in an optical path of the optical system, the light-limiting
part being configured to limit light asymmetrically with respect to a second optical axis of an optical path on which the
light-limiting part is located,

the light-limiting part is placed in a position other than a condensing point of the light, and
the light-limiting part is configured to allow light having passed through a central part of an objective lens provided in
the light receiving optical system to pass toward the photodetector, but asymmetrically limit light having passed through
a peripheral part of the objective lens.

US Pat. No. 9,655,496

DISHWASHER WITH SPRAYER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A dishwasher for treating dishes according to at least one automatic cycle of operation, comprising:
a tub comprising a lowermost bottom wall for at least partially defining a treating chamber in which dishes may be received
for treatment;

at least one sprayer having a body with at least a portion of the body directly provided on the lowermost bottom wall and
where the body includes multiple openings on an upper surface of the body through which liquid is emitted into the treating
chamber;

a recirculation circuit, with a recirculation inlet located in the lowermost bottom wall, fluidly coupling the treating chamber
to the at least one sprayer, such that liquid emitted into the treating chamber from the at least one sprayer may be returned
to the recirculation circuit through the recirculation inlet and directed back to the sprayer for recirculation;

a sump located exteriorly of the treating chamber and having a housing that is fluidly coupled to the recirculation circuit
and separated from the treating chamber by a conduit such that it cannot be accessed by the treating chamber;

a heater located exteriorly of the sump and thermally coupled to the sump;
an air supply system conduit thermally coupled to the heater and configured to provide air to the treating chamber; and
a filter located within the housing of the sump to filter liquid passing through the sump; and
wherein a placement of the heater, the filter, and the sump exteriorly of the treating chamber is configured to free the lowermost
bottom wall of the tub for placement of the body of the at least one sprayer on the lowermost bottom wall; and wherein the
heater is configured to heat at least one of liquid passing through the recirculation circuit or air provided to the treating
chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,655,465

PERIMETER TRACK LAZY SUSAN

1. A lazy Susan system, comprising:
a platform having a major diameter and a minor diameter;
at least one curved platform portion with a first width at or about a radius of curvature for the at least one curved platform
portion;

at least one straight platform portion with a second width;
at least one carrier configured to travel about the curved and the straight platform portions; and
a ratio of the widths of the first platform portion to the second platform portion that is greater than one, wherein the at
least one carrier comprises at least one roller having an upper surface, a lower surface, and a body connecting the upper
surface to the lower surface.

US Pat. No. 9,655,463

INSULATED BEVERAGE-CONTAINER HOLDER

15. An insulating beverage-container holder including (a) a lower container-receiving cup having an upper edge and (b) an
upper lid structure, the cup and lid structure together configured to selectively admit, enclose and allow removal of a standard-shape
beverage can having a bead and a top surface with an offset opening near the bead, wherein the upper lid structure comprises:
a primary lid secured to the upper edge of the cup and covering the cup thereby to enclose the can, the primary lid including
(i) a main portion defining an offset drinking hole alignable with the can opening, the main portion having an underside,
and (ii) a disk of resiliently-deformable insulating material on the underside of the main portion and disposed to form a
fluid-impermeable seal about the can opening, the disk having an aperture aligned with the drinking hole, and (iii) an edge-engaging
circumferential rim disposed to form a fluid-impermeable seal 360° around the edge of the cup; and

a secondary lid hinged to the primary lid about a hinge axis extending along the main portion, the secondary lid being movable
between a first position exposing the drinking hole and a second position closing the drinking hole and covering a top-surface
area of the main portion therearound.

US Pat. No. 9,655,448

SHELF FOR ROLL CONTAINER, A ROLL CONTAINER CONTAINING SUCH A SHELF AND A METHOD OF RETROFITTING SUCH A SHELF TO A ROLL CONTAINER

K. Hartwall Oy Ab, Soder...

1. A shelf for a roll container, the shelf having a first end and a second end opposing the first end, the shelf comprising:
a pivot member provided to the first end and capable of pivoting the shelf relative to a frame profile of a first wall of
the roll container between a horizontal load carrying configuration and a vertical folding configuration;

a locking mechanism associated with the second end of the shelf and disposed at a distance from and opposing the first wall,
the locking mechanism capable of resting the shelf in a load carrying orientation to a second wall of the roll container,
the locking mechanism configured to engage a horizontal element of the first wall to suspend the shelf from the horizontal
element of the first wall when the shelf is in the vertical folding configuration; where

the pivot member comprises:
two slide members opposing each other at the first end of the shelf, the slide members shaped to at least partly envelop a
vertical element of a frame profile of the first wall of the roll container to selectively slide along corresponding opposing
vertical elements of the frame profile of the first wall, where the shelf may be retrofitted to the roll container;

an axle connected to at least one of said slide members and extending towards the other slide member to create an axis of
revolution for the shelf; and

a limiter connected to the axle, the limiter comprising a tab portion extending in a direction away from the axle and configured
to rotate about the axis of revolution in respect to said at least one slide member and to engage a horizontal element of
the first wall for positioning the shelf vertically into the load carrying configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,655,445

TABLE BENCHING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Workrite Ergonomics, LLC,...

1. A table benching kit for connecting together a plurality of tables that each independently have at least two legs and a
table top, the table benching kit comprising:
at least first and second elongated foot members;
each of the at least first and second elongated foot members having opposed ends and further comprising a plurality of table
leg connectors spaced apart from each other and spaced inward from the respective opposed ends;

wherein when the table benching kit is connected to the plurality of tables, at least a first one of the plurality of table
leg connectors of the first elongated foot member is connected to a lower end of a first leg of a first table and at least
a second one of the plurality of table leg connectors of the first elongated foot member is connected to a lower end of a
first leg of a second table, and at least a first one of the plurality of table leg connectors of the second elongated foot
member is connected to a lower end of a second leg of the first table and at least a second one of the plurality of table
leg connectors of the second elongated foot member is connected to a lower end of a second leg of the second table; and

wherein when the table benching kit is connected to the lower end of the legs of the first and second tables, an upper end
of the first leg of the first table is separately movable relative to an upper end of the first leg of the second table and
an upper end of the second leg of the first table is separately movable relative to an upper end of the second leg of the
second table, and the first and second tables are positioned parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,655,395

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUSTOM TAILORING AND RETAIL SALE OF CLOTHING

Massi Miliano Ltd., Tall...

1. A method for demonstrating a piece of actual clothing to a customer to facilitate trying-on and purchasing processes, the
method comprising:
obtaining a set of data, by a computer, representing customer's body configuration;
determining, by the computer, from said set of data, a first standardized size for said piece of actual clothing that is a
closest match to customer's body configuration;

putting a first piece of actual clothing with said first standardized size on a mechanical mannequin with measurements corresponding
to said set of customer's body configuration, the mechanical mannequin including a first body portion, a first motor, a second
body portion, and a second motor, the first body portion being adjustable to the measurements via the first motor independent
of the second body portion, the second body portion being adjustable to the measurements via the second motor independent
of the first body portion;

obtaining a first set of images showing said first piece of actual clothing on said mechanical mannequin as adjusted via at
least one of the first motor or the second motor; and

presenting to the customer said first set of images via a communications network showing said first piece of actual clothing
on said mechanical mannequin.

US Pat. No. 9,655,380

FRUIT FLAVORING IN THE IMAGE OF A FRUIT PORTION STORED WITH A VESSEL FOR FLAVORING A FLUID

1. A dispensing unit used in conjunction with a beverage vessel containing a liquid with which a soluble substance is mixed,
said dispensing unit comprising:
a beverage vessel containing a liquid;
a frangible container for containing said soluble substance; and
an elastic enclosure enclosing at least a portion of said frangible container;
wherein said elastic enclosure controls the rate of said mixing upon breaking of said frangible container.

US Pat. No. 9,655,354

TECHNIQUES FOR MAINTAINING PALATABILITY OF A BAIT MATERIAL IN A PEST CONTROL DEVICE

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A method of assembling a pest control device, the method comprising:
inserting a sensor assembly through a proximal end of a cylindrical body to position the sensor assembly in an interior space
of the cylindrical body,

threading a closure onto the proximal end of the cylindrical body to create an airtight seal,
inserting bait pellets through a distal end of the cylindrical body to at least partially fill the interior space around the
sensor assembly,

engaging a first moisture barrier with a seat of the cylindrical body positioned near the distal end, the first moisture barrier
being formed from a termite palatable material, and

threading a pest access arrangement into the distal end to capture the first moisture barrier between the seat and a partition
of the pest access arrangement, the pest access arrangement including a plug formed from a termite palatable material that
defines a second moisture barrier distal of the partition.

US Pat. No. 9,655,348

FISH DISPLAY AND WATER CIRCULATION APPARATUS WITH INDIVIDUALLY REMOVABLE LIVE FISH CONTAINERS

NEW PCA, LLC, Orange Par...

1. A fish display and water circulation apparatus comprising: a water retaining reservoir tank; a multi-shelf assembly in
fluid communication with said reservoir tank, said multi-shelf assembly comprising a plurality of horizontal shelves, transverse
supply conduits and transverse return troughs; a plurality of removable, open-topped, lid-less fish containers retained on
said shelves; a water pump delivering water from said reservoir tank to said transverse supply conduits; each transverse supply
conduit including at least one outlet; pivoting rocker valves in fluid communication with said transverse supply conduits,
each of said valves being associated with and actuated by one of said fish containers, said valves delivering water from said
transverse supply conduit into said fish containers; wherein upon removal of any of said fish containers, said valve associated
with said removed fish container diverts water into said transverse return troughs for return to said reservoir tank: whereby
for each said rocker valve associated with one of said fish containers, said rocker valve delivers water from said transverse
supply conduits into said fish container when said fish container is retained on said shelves, and wherein said rocker valve
delivers water from said transverse supply conduits into said transverse return troughs when said fish container is removed
from said shelves; and further wherein each of said fish containers comprises a valve-less outflow opening, wherein water
received from said transverse supply conduits through said rocker valves passes through said outflow openings and is returned
to said reservoir tank; each rocker valve comprising a channel having an oven top, a first end and an opposite second end;
a lever extending from the channel; a fulcrum between the first end of the channel and the second end of the channel; said
channel being pivotable about said fulcrum from a first orientation to a second orientation; the first end of the channel
being disposed beneath and in fluid communication with one of the openings in one of the transverse supply conduits and further
being disposed above and in fluid communication with one of the transverse return troughs, and the second end of the channel
being disposed above and in fluid communication with one of the fish containers when said one of the fish containers is retained
on one of said shelves; and the channel providing a fluid flow path from said one of the openings in said one of the transverse
supply conduits to said one of the fish containers when said channel is in the second orientation; and said one of the fish
containers including a flange in abutting alignment with the lever and urging the lever and causing the channel to remain
in the second orientation when said one of the fish containers is retained on one of said shelves.
US Pat. No. 9,656,409

METHOD FOR PREPARING POLYAMIDE GRANULES

Rhodia Operations, Paris...

1. A process for the preparation of polyamide granules, comprising the following steps:
a) extruding a polyamide in the molten state,
b) cooling the extruded polyamide obtained in step a) by contact with a liquid that comprises water,
c) cutting the extruded polyimide into granules,
d) separating the liquid and the extruded polyamide,
e) cooling the granules, separate from the liquid, until a mean temperature of the granules of less than or equal to 55° C.
is achieved,

wherein:
step a) is carried out through a die which is placed at the outlet of a polymerization reactor, so that the molten polymer
present in the polymerization reactor is directly extruded,

step c) is carried out during step b), after step b) and before step d), or after step d),
the duration of the contact between the extruded polyamide and the liquid is less than or equal to 10 seconds, and
the duration of step e) is less than or equal to 10 minutes,
the polyamide granules obtained in step e) have a moisture content of between 0.1% and 0.4% by weight of water (with respect
to the weight of granules).

US Pat. No. 9,657,181

COMPOSITION FOR ANTISTATIC RELEASE AGENT AND ANTISTATIC RELEASE FILM

SHIN-ETSU POLYMER CO., LT...

1. A composition for an antistatic release agent comprising:
a release component, a conductive component, an organic solvent, and water,
wherein the release component contains a condensation-type organopolysiloxane,
the conductive component contains a complex with a ?-conjugated electrically conductive polymer and a polyanion having a molecular
weight of 20,000 to 900,000,

an amount of the conductive component is 1 to 300 parts by mass, relative to 100 parts by mass of the release component,
at least one amine compound selected from the group consisting of a secondary amine, a tertiary amine or a quaternary ammonium
salt is coordinated to or bonded to a portion of anion groups in the polyanion as an ion pair,

the water content is 5% by mass or less, relative to a total amount of the composition for an antistatic release agent, and
an amount of the amine compound relative to the polyanion is 0.1 to 10 molar equivalents.
US Pat. No. 9,655,910

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ADDICTION

BODYBIO INC., Millville,...

1. A method for treating, or ameliorating one or more symptoms of a prescription drug addiction in a subject comprising administering
to said subject (a) a therapeutically effective amount of a first composition consisting of a balanced phosphatidylcholine
PC composition; and (b) a therapeutically effective amount of a second composition consisting of one or more cannabinoids,
the balanced PC composition is a water-soluble supplement extracted from soy lecithin consisting of phospholipids and essential
fatty acids; the phospholipids consisting of phosphatidylcholine, phosphatidylethanolamine, and phosphatidylinositol, and
other phospholipids; the essential fatty acids consisting of omega 6 and omega 3 fatty acids in a weight ratio of 4:1 respectively.
US Pat. No. 9,688,720

IBAT INHIBITORS FOR THE TREATMENT OF LIVER DISEASES

1. A method for the treatment of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH), comprising orally administering to a subject in need
of such treatment a therapeutically effective amount of 1,1-dioxo-3,3-dibutyl-5-phenyl-7-methylthio-8-(N-{(R)-?-[N-((S)-1-carboxypropyl)carbamoyl]-4-hydroxybenzyl}carbamoylmethoxy)-2,3,4,5-tetrahydro-
1,2,5-benzothiadiazepine, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 9,688,982

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER OR OTHER DISEASES

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA...

1. A molecule comprising a first oligonucleotide moiety covalently bound to a first oligonucleotide through a first spacer,
wherein:
(i) said first oligonucleotide is hybridized to a second complementary oligonucleotide, wherein said second complementary
oligonucleotide is covalently bound to a dsRNA through a second spacer, wherein said second complementary oligonucleotide
and the complementary portion of said first oligonucleotide comprise 2?-fluoro, 2?-O-methyl or locked nucleic acid; and

(iii) said first spacer and said second spacer consist of one or more C3 spacers, wherein said dsRNA is an siRNA and said
first oligonucleotide moiety comprises an aptamer.

US Pat. No. 9,686,938

SOYBEAN CULTIVAR 43284597

Mertec, LLC, West Point,...

1. A plant of soybean cultivar 43284597, representative seed of said soybean cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession
No. PTA-123326.
US Pat. No. 9,688,732

EXTRACELLULAR MATRIX METALLOPROTEINASE INDUCER (EMMPRIN) PEPTIDES AND BINDING ANTIBODIES

RAPPAPORT FAMILY INSTITUT...


wherein X1 is selected from the group consisting of Met and Leu, X2 is selected from the group consisting of Arg and Lys, and X3 is selected from the group consisting of Lys and Val.
US Pat. No. 9,688,748

ANTI-JAGGED 1/JAGGED 2 CROSS-REACTIVE ANTIBODIES, ACTIVATABLE ANTI-JAGGED ANTIBODIES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

CYTOMX THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. An isolated fully human monoclonal antibody that binds Jagged 1 and Jagged 2, wherein the antibody comprises a combination
of amino acid sequences selected from the group consisting of:
(a) VH CDR1 sequence comprising the amino acid sequence SYAMS (SEQ ID NO: 200); a VH CD2 sequence comprising the amino acid
sequence SIDPEGRQTYYADSVKG (SEQ ID NO: 208); a VH CDR3 sequence comprising the amino acid sequence DIGGRSAFDY (SEQ ID NO:
209); a VL CDR1 sequence comprising the amino acid sequence RASQSISSY (SEQ ID NO: 210); a VL CDR2 sequence comprising the
amino acid sequence AASSLQS (SEQ ID NO: 211); and a VL CDR3 sequence comprising the amino acid sequence QQTVVAPPL (SEQ ID
NO: 212),

(b) a combination of a VII CDR1 sequence, a VII CDR2 sequence, a VII CDR3 sequence, a VL CDR1 sequence, a VL CDR2 sequence,
and a VL CDR3 sequence selected from the combinations shown in Table 2, and

(c) a combination of a variable heavy chain region and a variable light chain region from the combinations listed in Table
4.

US Pat. No. 9,655,957

RODENT PLASMODIUM PARASITES AS PLATFORMS FOR A WHOLE-ORGANISM MALARIA VACCINE

INSTITUTO DE MEDICINA MOL...

1. A method for inducing an immune response against a human malaria parasite,
wherein said method comprises administering to a human subject an effective amount of live Plasmodium berghei sporozoites, wherein said Plasmodium berghei is genetically engineered to express a circumsporozoite protein (CS), or an antigenic fragment thereof, of a human malaria
parasite.

US Pat. No. 9,689,021

METHOD FOR MEASURING BETA-LACTAM ANTIBIOTICS

1. A method for determining concentration of a free beta-lactam antibiotic in a biological sample, comprising the steps of:
(a) providing at least one class C beta-lactamase comprising an amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of
SEQ ID NO:6, SEQ ID NO:8, SEQ ID NO:10 and SEQ ID NO:12;

(b) providing at least one biological sample;
(c) contacting said at least one class C beta-lactamase with said at least one biological sample; and
(d) determining said concentration of said free beta-lactam antibiotic in said at least one biological sample.
US Pat. No. 9,655,966

MICRONUTRIENT FORMULATIONS FOR RADIATION APPLICATIONS

1. A formulation consisting of antioxidants and a booster formulation, said antioxidants consisting of vitamin C, vitamin
E, N-acetyl cysteine, natural mixed carotenoids, alpha-lipoic acid, vitamin A, vitamin D, thiamine mononitrate, riboflavin,
niacinamide ascorbate, d-calcium pantothenate, pyridoxine hydrochloride, cyanocobalamin, folic acid, D-Biotin, selenium, chromium
picolinate, zinc glycinate, calcium citrate, and magnesium citrate; and
said booster formulation consisting of vitamin C, d-alpha tocopheryl acid succinate, alpha tocopherol, N-acetyl cysteine,
natural mixed carotenoids and alpha lipoic acid,

and wherein said formulation is designed to reduce the risk in humans exposed to doses of ionizing radiation of becoming subjected
to at least one condition selected from the group consisting of radiation-induced acute leukemia, breast cancer, thyroid cancer
and other somatic and heritable mutations caused by radiation exposure.

US Pat. No. 9,688,001

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING TRANSPARENT RESIN COMPOSITION

TOSHIBA KIKAI KABUSHIKI K...

1. A method of manufacturing a transparent resin composition containing polycarbonate resin and acrylic resin, the method
comprising:
continuously supplying the polycarbonate resin in which an amount supplied per unit time is set to 95 to 60% by weight, and
acrylic resin in which an amount supplied per unit time is set to 5 to 40% by weight, to a twin-screw extruder in which two
first screws engaging with each other rotate in a same direction at no more than 600 rpm;

producing a molten resin mixture by melting and mixing the polycarbonate resin and the acrylic resin in the twin-screw extruder,
and discharging the molten resin mixture continuously from the twin-screw extruder;

continuously supplying the molten resin mixture discharged from the twin-screw extruder to a single-screw extruder, the single-screw
extruder comprising a second screw and a cylinder in which the second screw is accommodated, the second screw comprising a
feed flight from a base end portion to an apical end portion, and a shear processing portion in an intermediate portion;

producing a transparent resin composition by kneading the molten resin mixture in the shear processing portion which rotates
at between 500 and 4000 rpm with the second screw; and

discharging the produced transparent resin composition continuously from the single-screw extruder.
US Pat. No. 9,689,025

NUCLEIC ACID ELEMENT FOR USE IN ANALYSIS, AND ANALYTICAL METHOD, ANALYTICAL REAGENT, AND ANALYTICAL INSTRUMENT USING SAME

NEC Solution Innovators, ...

1. A nucleic acid element for use in analysis, the nucleic acid element comprising:
a first nucleic acid part; and
a second nucleic acid part, wherein
the first nucleic acid part is an aptamer that can bind to a subject to be analyzed, wherein the subject to be analyzed is
not an enzyme,

the second nucleic acid part is a DNAzyme or an RNAzyme that can be detected to distinguish between binding and non-binding
of the first nucleic acid part to the subject,

a catalytic function of the DNAzyme or the RNAzyme of the second nucleic acid part is inhibited when the subject does not
bind to the first nucleic acid part,

the inhibition of the catalytic function is removed when the subject binds to the first nucleic acid part,
the first nucleic acid part and the second nucleic acid part are linked to each other to form a single-stranded nucleic acid,
a part of the first nucleic acid part and a part of the second nucleic acid part associate with each other to form a stem
structure in a state where the subject does not bind to the first nucleic acid part, such that the second nucleic acid part
is caged by the stem structure and the catalytic function of the DNAzyme or the RNAzyme of the second nucleic acid part is
inactivated;

the structure of the second nucleic acid part is changed by the change in the structure of the first nucleic acid part, and
the second nucleic acid part generates the catalytic function by this change in the structure of the second nucleic acid part;
and

both the first nucleic acid part and the second nucleic acid part have a secondary structure.
US Pat. No. 9,688,774

ANTI C-MET ANTIBODIES

ARGEN-X N.V., Breda (NL)...

1. An isolated polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a heavy chain variable (VH) domain and a nucleotide
sequence encoding a light chain variable (VL) domain of an antibody, or antigen binding fragment thereof, that binds to human
c-Met protein, wherein said VH domain comprises the CDRH3, CDRH2, and CDRH1 of amino acid sequences SEQ ID NOs: 21, 83, and
19, respectively, and wherein said VL domain comprises the CDRL3, CDRL2, and CDRL1 of amino acid sequences SEQ ID NOs: 33,
32, and 31, respectively.
US Pat. No. 9,688,268

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING AN ELECTRIC MACHINE IN A VEHICLE WITH AN ENGINE DISCONNECT CLUTCH

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:
an engine;
a traction motor;
a disconnect clutch selectively coupling the engine and motor; and
a controller configured to, in response to the clutch slipping, command the traction motor to provide an incremental torque
equal to a speed difference modifier multiplied by: a) an engine torque if the engine torque is less than an estimated current
clutch torque capacity, or b) the estimated current clutch torque capacity otherwise.

US Pat. No. 9,687,502

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR TREATING MAMMALIAN NERVE TISSUE INJURIES

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO...

1. A method for treating a mammalian patient having suffered an injury to nerve tissue of the central nervous system, the
method comprising
administering an effective amount of a composition comprising an amphipathic polymer comprising a polar substructure and a
non-polar substructure to the mammalian patient, wherein the administering is effected after the injury occurs via the mammalian
patient's vascular system, wherein the administration is effective in delivering the amphipathic polymer to the site of the
injured nerve tissue in the mammalian patient's central nervous system, wherein delivery is effected using a technique selected
from the group consisting of intravascular, intramuscular, subcutaneous and intraperitoneal injection and wherein the effective
amount is an amount that increases the conduction of action potentials in injured nerve tissue of the central nervous system
and increases at least one of reflex behavior, motor function and sensation in the patient.

US Pat. No. 9,657,267

EX HOST MATURATION OF GERMLINE STEM CELLS

PrimeGen Biotech LLC, Ir...

1. A method for maturing prepubertal germline cells into haploid gametes ex host comprising:
culturing testicular cells obtained from a prepubertal subject in vitro in artificial seminiferous tubules disposed within
a cell culture medium and wherein said testicular cells comprise germline stem cells, Leydig cells, Sertoli cells, and peritubular
cells,

wherein said culturing causes maturation of said germline cells into functional sperm.
US Pat. No. 9,687,001

ENDOPHYTIC MICROBIAL SYMBIONTS IN PLANT PRENATAL CARE

University of Saskatchewa...

1. A method of increasing resistance to nitrogen stress in at least one agricultural crop, said method comprising mechanically
or manually inoculating the seed of the agricultural crop with a composition comprising fungal endophytes capable of causing
populations of seeds from at least two different crops to have increased yield under nitrogen stress conditions compared to
control seeds, wherein the fungal endophytes are of genus Sarocladium and are deposited under IDAC 200312-05.
US Pat. No. 9,689,052

VERY THIN STEEL SHEET AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

1. A very thin steel sheet consisting of, in mass %,
C: 0.0004 to 0.0108%,
N: 0.0032 to 0.0749%,
Si: 0.0001 to 1.99%,
Mn: 0.006 to 1.99%,
S: 0.0001 to 0.089%,
P: 0.001 to 0.069%, and
Al: 0.206 to 1.99%;further consisting of one or both of Ti and Nb at
Ti: 0.0005 to 0.0804%, and
Nb: 0.0051 to 0.0894%,
within the range of
Ti+Nb: 0.0101 to 0.1394%;further satisfying the relationships of N?C?0.0020%, C+N?0.0054%, Al/N>10, (Ti+Nb)/Al?0.8, (Ti/48+Nb/93)×12/C?0.5, and 0.31<(Ti/48+Nb/93)/(C/12+N/14)?2.0;
having a balance of iron and unavoidable impurities; and
having a thickness of 0.4 mm or less,wherein:
a yield point elongation of a JIS No. 5 tensile test piece of the steel sheet aged at 210° C. for 30 minutes is 0.4% or less,
in a Hyne test performed 10 times on weld-fabricated three-piece can bodies, a number of times that weld seam fractures are
present is 2 times or less, wherein, in the Hyne test, the weld seam is pulled so as to tear the weld at a weld heat-affected
zone, and

a flange projection length limit is 3 mm or more, the flange projection being measured after die-flanging on the weld-fabricated
three-piece can bodies.

US Pat. No. 9,688,800

SEQUENTIALLY POLYMERIZED HYBRID LATEX

Columbia Insurance Compan...

1. An aqueous latex composition comprising latex particles comprising a first phase polymer, and a second phase polymer, wherein
the first phase polymer is polymerized from a first set of monomers comprising at least about 95 wt. % of one or more acrylic
monomers in the first phase polymer; and

the second phase polymer is polymerized from a second set of monomers comprising at least one acrylic monomer, at least one
vinyl monomer and from about 0.5 wt. % to about 6 wt. % of a crosslinkable monomer in the second phase polymer;

wherein the second phase polymer comprises from about 50 wt. % to about 95 wt. % based on the total weight of the polymers
in the latex particles; and

wherein the crosslinkable monomer is selected from the group consisting of diacetone acrylamide, diacetone methacrylamide
and acetoacetoxyethyl methacrylate or a combination thereof, and

wherein the aqueous latex composition further comprises a cross-linking agent in an aqueous phase to crosslink with the crosslinkable
monomer when water evaporates, and

wherein a total amount of vinyl monomer in the latex particles is greater than about 50 wt. % of the latex particles and a
ratio of vinyl monomer to acrylic monomer in the latex particles is less than about 95:5.

US Pat. No. 9,655,490

HIGH EFFICIENCY DISPOSABLE CELLULOSIC WIPER FOR CLEANING RESIDUE FROM A SURFACE

Georgia-Pacific Consumer ...

1. A disposable cellulosic wiper comprising:
(a) a percentage by weight of pulp-derived papermaking fibers; and
(b) from about 10% to about 75% by weight of fibrillated regenerated independent cellulosic microfibers having a number average
diameter of less than about 2 microns and a characteristic Canadian Standard Freeness (CSF) value of less than 175 ml.

US Pat. No. 9,657,292

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING LUPUS

1. A method of inhibiting or reducing the development or progression to lupus nephritis in a subject in need thereof, the
method comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of an agent that reduces the expression or biological activity
of IgE or an IgE receptor in the subject,
wherein the agent is omalizumab and effectuates the amelioration of lupus nephritis.
US Pat. No. 9,689,077

ACTIVATION OF CATHODE

Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inte...

1. Process for reducing cell voltage in an electrolytic cell during production of alkali metal chlorate comprising electrolyzing
an electrolyte comprising alkali metal chloride in the electrolytic cell in which at least one anode and at least one cathode
are arranged wherein
a) said electrolyte comprises chromium in any form in an amount ranging from 0.01·10?6 to 100·10?6 mol/dm3
b) a cathode electrodepositing solution is provided to the electrolyte, the cathode electrodepositing solution comprising
molybdenum, tungsten, vanadium, manganese and/or mixtures thereof in any form in a total amount ranging from 0.1·10?6 to 0.1·10?3 mol/dm3 to form a cathode coating during the process for production of alkali metal chlorate, and

wherein the at least one anode and the at least one cathode consist of a substrate consisting of at least one of titanium,
titanium suboxide, and MAX phase, and further wherein the cathode is void of iron or iron compounds and has a density from
3 to 20 g/cm3.

US Pat. No. 9,688,823

ALIPHATIC/SEMI-AROMATIC BLOCK COPOLYAMIDE

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Paris...

1. A process for the melt preparation of a copolyamide comprising at least one aliphatic block originating from an aliphatic
polyamide and at least one semi-aromatic block originating from a semi-aromatic polyamide, said process comprising:
mixing at least one aliphatic polyamide and at least one semi-aromatic polyamide,
wherein the semi-aromatic polyamide comprises repeating units originating from at least one aromatic diacid comprising a hydroxy
and/or sulfonate function or repeating units originating from at least one aromatic diamine comprising a hydroxy and/or sulfonate
function, said polyamides being terminated with functions that are capable of reacting together,

heating the mixture so that the polyamides are molten and a polycondensation reaction can take place between the polyamides,
recovering the copolyamide comprising the at least one aliphatic block and the at least one semi-aromatic block.
US Pat. No. 9,688,826

BIAXIALLY STRETCHED POLYESTER FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Toyobo Co., Ltd., Osaka ...

1. A biaxially stretched polyester film made of a polyester composition (A) containing not less than 60 mass % of a polybutylene
terephthalate; wherein the biaxially stretched polyester film has a yield stress in a MD of not more than 70 MPa, yield stress
in a TD of not more than 70 MPa, rupture strength in the MD of 160 MPa to 300 MPa, rupture strength in the TD of 160 MPa to
300 MPa, and rupture elongation in the MD and TD of 100% to 200%.
US Pat. No. 9,687,812

METHOD FOR MAKING CARBONACEOUS SPONGE-LIKE SORBENT

KING ABDULAZIZ UNIVERSITY...

1. A method of making a carbonaceous sponge-like sorbent, comprising the steps of:
adding a binder to a volume of fly ash, the binder comprising a polyvinyl acetate emulsion;
mixing the binder and the volume of fly ash to form a carbonaceous mixture;
pressing the carbonaceous mixture into a block of carbonaceous sponge-like sorbent; and
drying and curing the carbonaceous sponge-like sorbent.
US Pat. No. 9,687,814

FIBROUS METAL-ADSORBING MATERIAL

NIPPON FILCON CO., LIMITE...

1. A fibrous metal-adsorbing material characterized by being produced by spinning an acrylate polymer having glycidyl groups
and a low-melting-point fiber matrix polymer having a melting point of 200° C. or less by a melt-blend spinning method into
a fibrous form, and then allowing a ligand having an amino group or an imino group to react with glycidyl groups on a fiber
surface to introduce a metal-adsorbing functional group, wherein
a proportion of an acrylic monomer having the glycidyl group in the acrylate polymer is 10 to 100% by weight, and
the ligand has a main chain with length of 12 or more atoms.
US Pat. No. 9,657,069

ANTI-CANCER COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING WNT DECOY RECEPTOR

GENEMEDICINE CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for treating a cancer selected from the group consisting of stomach cancer, lung cancer, breast cancer, ovarian
cancer, liver cancer, brain cancer, prostate cancer, sarcoma, nasopharyngeal cancer, laryngeal cancer, pancreatic cancer,
bladder cancer, colon cancer, and uterine cervical cancer, the method comprising:
administering to a subject in need thereof a pharmaceutically effective amount of a composition comprising a nucleotide sequence
encoding the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:2.

US Pat. No. 9,656,564

ADAPTIVE WIRELESS ENERGY TRANSFER SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wirelessly transmitting power, the apparatus comprising:
a power conversion circuit configured to convert power received from a power supply in each of a first mode and a second mode
of operation, the first mode of operation based on a first non-zero coupling coefficient, and the second mode of operation
based on a second non-zero coupling coefficient;

a first power transfer component electrically coupled to the power conversion circuit, the first power transfer component
configured to wirelessly transfer charging power to a second power transfer component at a receiver based at least in part
on the converted power; and

a controller configured to reconfigure the power conversion circuit between at least the first and second modes based at least
in part on a value indicative of a coupling coefficient between the first and second power transfer components, while the
first power transfer component is wirelessly coupled to the second power transfer component.

US Pat. No. 9,689,879

SPECIFIC AND HIGH AFFINITY BINDING PROTEINS COMPRISING MODIFIED SH3 DOMAINS OF FYN KINASE

EIDGENOESSISCHE TECHNISCH...

1. A method for selecting from a library comprising recombinant derivatives of the SH3 domain of the Fyn kinase of SEQ ID
NO: 1 one or more of said derivatives having a specific binding affinity to a protein or peptide, said method comprising the
steps of
(a) contacting the library comprising derivatives of the SH3 domain of the Fyn kinase of SEQ ID NO: 1 with the protein or
peptide under conditions and for a time sufficient to permit the derivatives and the protein or peptide to interact; and

(b) selecting from the library one or more derivatives of the SH3 domain of the Fyn kinase of SEQ ID NO: 1 having a specific
binding affinity to the protein or peptide,

wherein the protein or peptide is not a natural SH3 binding ligand, and wherein each of the derivatives of the SH3 domain
of the Fyn kinase of SEQ ID NO: 1 has an amino acid sequence complying with the following requirements:

(i) it has at least 80% sequence identity to the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1,
(ii) it has at least 90% identity to the amino acid of SEQ ID NO: 1 outside the src and RT loops; and
(iii) at least one amino acid in or positioned up to two amino acids adjacent to the src loop of SEQ ID NO: 1 is substituted,
deleted or added and

at least one amino acid in or positioned up to two amino acids adjacent to the RT loop of SEQ ID NO: 1 is substituted, deleted
or added,

wherein the src loop is located at amino acid positions 31 to 34 of SEQ ID NO: 1, and the RT loop is located at amino acid
positions 12 to 17 of SEQ ID NO: 1.

US Pat. No. 9,689,112

METHOD FOR MAKING POLYURETHANE FOAM FLOOR COVERING PRODUCTS WITH POSTCONSUMER CARPET FIBERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process for preparing a foamed polyurethane floor covering product that includes a cured and gauged polyurethane foam
cushion containing from 5 to 50% by weight of the fibers, comprising:
a) forming a web layer containing at least 30% by weight fibers, such that the web layer has a weight of from 150 to 660 g/m2 and a thickness of 0.25 to 1 inch, and the fibers in the web layer have an average length of from 7 to 140 cm and a denier
of 5 to 50;

b) continuously applying a cooled polyurethane foam formulation which includes at least one polyisocyanate, water and at least
one polyol having an equivalent weight of at least 500 to the web layer, the cooled polyurethane foam formulation having a
temperature of no more than 15° C. when applied to the web layer, and compressing the web layer and applied polyurethane foam
formulation together to 5 to 35% of the original thickness of the web layer to mechanically wet out the fibers in the web
layer; and then

c) gauging the wetted web layer to a thickness of from 0.25 to 1.0 inches and, while maintaining the gauge, heating the polyurethane
foam formulation to a temperature of from 80 to 160° C. to cure the polyurethane foam formulation to produce a cured and gauged
polyurethane foam cushion containing from 5 to 30% by weight of the fibers.

US Pat. No. 9,687,589

OXYGENATED THREE-DIMENSIONAL MATRIX FOR BONE GROWTH

THERACELL, INC., Northri...

1. An encapsulated 3-dimensional (3-D) bone matrix composition for inducing bone growth, comprising:
a 3-D bone matrix selected from a demineralized cancellous sponge or a non-demineralized cancellous bone strip;
an oxygen carrier incorporated into the 3-D bone matrix; and
an encapsulation material that encapsulates the 3-D bone matrix.
US Pat. No. 9,657,096

HUMAN DOMAIN ANTIBODIES AGAINST COMPONENTS OF THE HUMAN INSULIN-LIKE GROWTH FACTOR (IGF) SYSTEM

The United States of Amer...

1. A single domain antibody that binds insulin-like growth factor 2 (IGF-2), comprising a heavy chain variable domain having
a complementarity determining region (CDR) 1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5, a CDR2 comprising the amino
acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 6, and a CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 7.
US Pat. No. 9,657,097

METHODS OF TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES BY ADMINISTERING MONOCLONAL ANTIBODIES AGAINST HUMAN IL-12

Hoffman-LaRoche, Inc., N...

1. A method for treating an autoimmune disease in an individual in need thereof, comprising administering to said individual
a composition comprising a monoclonal antibody formulated in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, said monoclonal antibody
binding to human interleukin-12 (IL-12) p75 heterodimer, said p75 heterodimer comprising a p40 subunit and a p35 subunit,
wherein said monoclonal antibody:
(a) immunologically reacts with an epitope presented by the p75 heterodimer of human IL-12; and
(b1) neutralizes at least 90% of the bioactivity of human IL-12 as measured in an IL-12 bioactivity assay in phytohemagglutinin
(PHA)-activated human lymphoblasts by inhibiting IL-12 stimulated proliferation of PHA-activated human lymphoblasts, using
an antibody concentration of 0.5 ?g/ml and a human IL-12 concentration of 0.25 ng/ml; or

(b2) neutralizes at least 90% of the bioactivity of human IL-12 as measured in an IL-12 bioactivity assay in PHA-activated
human lymphoblasts by inhibiting IL-12 stimulated IFN-? production by PHA-activated human lymphoblasts, using an antibody
concentration of 0.5 ?g/ml and a human IL-12 concentration of 0.25 ng/ml.

US Pat. No. 9,657,106

OPTIMIZED FC VARIANTS

Xencor, Inc., Monrovia, ...

1. A protein comprising an Fc variant of a parent human IgG Fc polypeptide, said Fc variant comprising an amino acid substitution
S267E in the Fc region, wherein said Fc variant exhibits increased binding to Fc?RIIb as compared to the parent Fc polypeptide
and wherein numbering is according to the EU index.
US Pat. No. 9,655,826

HAIR DYE COMPOSITION

HOYU CO., LTD., Nagoya-S...

1. A hair dye composition consisting essentially of (A) HC BLUE No. 2 in an amount in a range of 0.1% to 3% by mass; (B) DISPERSE
VIOLET 1 in an amount in a range of 0.05% to 1.5% by mass; (C) at least one of HC YELLOW No. 2 and HC YELLOW No. 4, in an
amount in a range of 0.2% to 0.8% by mass; (D) DISPERSE BLACK 9 in an amount in a range from 0.05% to 0.5% by mass, and an
organic solvent, wherein the composition has a pH of 7 to 11, the composition is constituted as a one-pack type composition
in which all components constituting the hair dye composition are blended in, and the composition is a semi-permanent hair
dye.
US Pat. No. 9,688,891

FIBER REINFORCED POLYMER COMPOSITE WITH A HARD INTERPHASE

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

7. A method of manufacturing a composite article comprising curing the fiber reinforced polymer composition of claim 1.
US Pat. No. 9,657,373

NICKEL-CHROMIUM-ALUMINUM ALLOY HAVING GOOD PROCESSABILITY, CREEP RESISTANCE AND CORROSION RESISTANCE

VDM Metals International ...

1. Nickel-chromium-aluminum alloy with (in % by wt) greater than 25 to less than 30% chromium, 1.8 to 3.2% aluminum, 0.10
to 7.0% iron, 0.001 to 0.50% silicon, 0.005 to 2.0% manganese, 0.00 to 0.60% titanium, 0.10 to 1.10% niobium, respectively
0.0002 to 0.05% magnesium and/or calcium, 0.005 to 0.12% carbon, 0.001 to 0.050% nitrogen, 0.0001-0.020% oxygen, 0.001 to
0.030% phosphorus, max. 0.010% sulfur, max. less than 0.5% molybdenum, max. less than 0.5% tungsten, the rest nickel and the
usual process-related impurities, wherein the following relationships must be satisfied:
Cr+Al?28  (2a)
and Fp?36.6 with  (3a)
Fp=Cr+0.272*Fe+2.36*Al+2.22*Si+2.48*Ti+1.26*Nb+0.374*Mo+0.538*W?11.8*C  (4a)
where Cr, Fe, Al, Si, Ti, Nb, Mo, W and C are the concentrations of the elements in question in % by wt.
US Pat. No. 9,655,849

SOLID PARTICULATE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING COENZYME Q10

Particle Dynamics Interna...

1. A method for preparing a particulate composition comprising coenzyme Q10, the method comprising:
combining an organic phase and an aqueous phase, thereby forming an oil-in-water emulsion having the organic phase dispersed
throughout the aqueous phase; and

drying the emulsion, thereby forming a composition comprising solid particles comprising coenzyme Q10, wherein:
the organic phase comprises coenzyme Q10, a solvent, and a first surfactant, the first surfactant comprising tocopherol polyethylene
glycol succinate or a polyoxyglyceride selected from the group consisting of lauroyl macroglycerides, stearoyl macroglycerides,
and combinations thereof;

the aqueous phase comprises water, starch, and an organic acid selected from the group consisting of citric acid, succinic
acid, ascorbic acid and mixtures thereof;

the organic phase and/or aqueous phase further comprises a second surfactant comprising phosphatidyl choline; and
wherein the solid particles comprising coenzyme Q10 have a particle size distribution such that at least about 90% by weight
of the particulates have a particle size of from about 1 to about 4 ?m.

US Pat. No. 9,656,874

METHOD FOR PRODUCING METAL OXIDE-CONTAINING PARTICLES, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AGGREGATES OF METAL OXIDE COLLOIDAL PARTICLES

NIPPON SHEET GLASS COMPAN...

1. A method for producing particles containing a metal oxide, the method comprising the steps of:
feeding a metal oxide sol having a pH of 7 or higher and containing metal oxide colloidal particles as dispersoids and water
as a dispersion medium, into a liquid containing a solvent a) that is a protic solvent having a relative permittivity of 30
or lower at 20° C. and having a solubility in 20° C. water of 0.05 g/100 ml or more, or b) that is an aprotic solvent having
a relative permittivity of 40 or lower at 20° C. and having a solubility in 20° C. water of 0.05 g/100 ml or more, and thereby
forming aggregates of the metal oxide colloidal particles in the liquid; and

subjecting the aggregates to at least one treatment selected from drying, heating, and pressurization, to increase a binding
force between the metal oxide colloidal particles constituting the aggregates, and thereby converting the aggregates into
particles that are insoluble in water.

US Pat. No. 9,657,130

POLYURETHANE MATERIALS FORMED FROM UNSATURATED PLANT OILS VIA AN ALKYNE ZIPPER REACTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A process of forming a polyurethane material, the process comprising:
forming unsaturated alcohols from an unsaturated plant oil via a reduction reaction;
forming alkyne-terminated alcohols from the unsaturated alcohols via an alkyne zipper reaction;
forming polyols having two primary hydroxyl groups from the alkyne-terminated alcohols by converting alkynes of the alkyne-terminated
alcohols to hydroxyl groups; and

performing a polymerization reaction using a mixture that includes the polyols to form a polyurethane material.
US Pat. No. 9,655,340

LETTUCE VARIETY 79-619 RZ

RIJK ZWAAN ZAADTEELT EN Z...

1. A lettuce plant designated 79-619 RZ, representative seed of which having been deposited under NCIMB Accession No. 42236,
wherein said plant comprises at least the following combination of traits including resistance to downy mildew (Bremia lactucae) races Bl:1 to Bl:31 and Ca-I to Ca-VIII, resistance to currant-lettuce aphid (Nasonovia ribisnigri), as well as a leaf trait of two to four times more red colored leaves of substantially equal size than a plant not having
the leaf trait, which leaves are moderately blistered and have a slightly undulated apical leaf margin.
US Pat. No. 9,655,854

SUSTAINED RELEASE DOSAGE FORMS FOR A JAK1 INHIBITOR

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A method of treating a disease selected from psoriasis, rheumatoid arthritis, primary myelofibrosis (PMF), post-polycythemia
vera myelofibrosis, and post-essential thrombocythemia myelofibrosis in a patient in need thereof, comprising orally administering
to said patient a once-daily dose of about 400 mg to about 600 mg on a free base basis of {1-{1-[3-fluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)isonicotinoyl]piperidin-4-yl}-3-[4-(7H-pyrrolo-[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]azetidin-3-yl}acetonitrile,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the dose comprises one or more sustained release dosage forms each
comprising {1-{1-[3-fluoro-2-(trifluoromethyl)isonicotinoyl]piperidin-4-yl}-3-[4-(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]azetidin-3-yl}acetonitrile,
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein treating refers to inhibiting or ameliorating the disease.
US Pat. No. 9,690,199

COATING COMPOSITIONS FOR PHOTOLITHOGRAPHY

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. An underlying coating composition that comprises one or more resins that comprise thermally-labile or photoacid-labile
groups, and the composition is at least substantially free of a separate crosslinker component.
US Pat. No. 9,655,862

OCULAR NANOFORMULATION AND METHOD OF USE IN ANGIOGENESIS-MEDIATED DISORDERS

1. An ophthalmic formulation, comprising:
nanoparticles, each nanoparticle comprising a shell which encapsulates sulfated non-anticoagulant heparin (SNACH), wherein
the SNACH is ionically or covalently bonded to the shell, wherein the shell comprises a polymer selected from the group consisting
of poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), chitosan, chitosan-alginate, and NIPAAM-APMAH-AA, wherein NIPAAM is N-isopropyl acrylamide,
wherein APMAH is N-3-aminopropylmethacrylamide hydrochloride, and wherein AA is acrylic acid.

US Pat. No. 9,655,351

PRODUCTION OF FERTILE XY FEMALE ANIMALS FROM XY ES CELLS

REGENERON PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A method for making and breeding a fertile female XY mouse in an F0 generation, comprising:
(a) maintaining a donor XY mouse ES cell in a medium comprising:
(i) a base medium; and
(ii) supplements suitable for growing the mouse ES cells in culture and maintaining pluripotency,
wherein the donor XY mouse ES cell does not comprise a Tdy-negative sex reversal genetic modification, and wherein the base
medium comprises sodium bicarbonate in a concentration of about 1.5-2.2 mg/mL, comprises sodium chloride, and has an osmolality
of about 218-322 mOsm/kg;

(b) introducing a donor XY mouse ES cell from step (a) into a pre-morula stage host mouse embryo;
(c) introducing the host mouse embryo of step (b) into a recipient female mouse and gestating the host mouse embryo;
(d) obtaining an F0 XY mouse progeny comprising an F0 XY phenotypically female mouse, wherein upon attaining sexual maturity
the F0 XY female mouse is fertile; and

(e) breeding the F0 XY fertile female mouse to produce progeny.
US Pat. No. 9,655,865

THERAPEUTIC TREATMENT FOR METABOLIC SYNDROME, TYPE 2 DIABETES, OBESITY, OR PREDIABETES

VeroScience, LLC, Tivert...

1. A method for treating a patient suffering from a metabolic disorder,
comprising the step of:
administering to a patient suffering from a metabolic disorder selected from the group consisting of metabolic syndrome, Type
2 diabetes, obesity and prediabetes, a pharmaceutical composition comprising:

(1) one compound that stimulates an increase in central dopaminergic neuronal activity level in said subject, said compound
selected from the group consisting of GBR-12935, quinpirole, SKF38393, benzazapine, deprenyl, apomorphine, pramipexole, GBR-12909,
methylphenidate, phenylaminotetralins, quinelorane, talexipole, bromocriptine, bupropion, L-dopa, and nomifensine, and combinations
thereof, said compound administered at a dosage ranging from 0.075 to 10 mg/kg/day, except if the compound is L-dopa it is
administered at a dosage ranging from 1 to 50 mg/kg/day, and

(2) one compound that stimulates a decrease in central noradrenergic neuronal activity level in said subject, said compound
selected from the group consisting of prazosin, propranolol, clonidine, fusaric acid, dopamine, phenoxybenzamine, phentolamine,
guanfacine, pantethine, and combinations thereof, said compound administered at a dosage ranging from 0.075 to 10 mg/kg/day,
except if the compound is pantethine, it is administered at a dosage ranging from 1 to 50 mg/kg/day;

wherein the dosage of each of said compound that stimulates an increase in central dopaminergic neuronal activity and said
compound that stimulates a decrease in central noradrenergic neuronal activity in combination, provides a therapeutic effect
greater than the additive effect of administering the same dosage of each of said compounds alone;

wherein said pharmaceutical composition is administered to said patient between four hours before and four hours after waking;
with the proviso that said pharmaceutical composition is not (a) a combination of a dopamine D1 receptor agonist and any of
a dopamine D2 receptor agonist, a noradrenergic alpha 1 receptor antagonist, or a noradrenergic alpha 2 receptor agonist;
(b) a combination of dopamine D1 receptor agonist and a dopamine D2 receptor agonist in further combination with at least
one of a noradrenergic alpha 1 receptor antagonist or a noradrenergic alpha 2 receptor agonist; or (c) a combination of a
D2 agonist, and at least one agent, not a D2 agonist, selected from the group consisting of noradrenergic alpha 1 antagonists
and noradrenergic alpha 2 agonists.

US Pat. No. 9,688,929

COMPOSITION FOR SURFACE VOLTAGE REDUCTION IN DISTILLATE FUEL

AFTON CHEMICAL CORPORATIO...

1. A synergistic conductivity improver additive composition for a distillate fuel said additive composition comprising:
A) a mixture of (i) alkenyl polysulfone polymer, (ii) C16-C24 ?-olefin maleimide copolymer, (iii) sulfonic acid, and (iv) aromatic solvent; and

B) a mixture of (i) alkenyl polysulfone polymer, (v) polymeric reaction product of a C8-C18 aliphatic amine or diamine with epichlorohydrin; (iii) sulfonic acid, (iv) aromatic solvent; and optionally (vi) a quaternary
ammonium compound,
wherein the additive composition comprises from 30 to 60 wt. % component (A) and from 30 to 60 wt. % component (B) based on
a total weight of the additive composition.
US Pat. No. 9,688,674

SELECTIVE EP4 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTIC SUBSTANCE FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER

AskAt Inc., Nagoya (JP)

1. A method for the treatment of colon cancer or breast cancer in which COX-2/PGE2 is expressed, which comprises administering
an effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting of:
3-[2-(4-{2-ethyl-4,6-dimethyl-1H-imidazo[4,5-c]pyridin-1-yl}phenyl)ethyl]-1-[(4-methylbenzene)sulfonyl]urea;
4-((1S)-1-{[5-chloro-2-(4-fluorophenoxy)benzoyl]amino}ethyl)benzoic acid; and
4-[(1S)-1-({[5-chloro-2-(3-fluorophenoxy)pyridin-3-yl]carbonyl}amino)ethyl]-benzoic acid, or a pharmaceutically acceptable
salt thereof to a human or an animal.

US Pat. No. 9,657,162

BIO RESIN COMPOSITIONS, BIO MOLDED ARTICLE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A bio resin composition comprising:
100 parts by weight of a bio polyethylene resin, about 200 to 350 parts by weight of a thermoplastic olefin resin, about 10
to 20 parts by weight of a polypropylene resin, and about 10 to 20 parts by weight of an inorganic filler,

wherein the polypropylene resin has a number average molecular weight of about 30,000 to 40,000, a melting index of about
25 to 40 g/10 minutes (230° C., 2.16 kg), a specific weight of about 0.89 to 0.91, a Shore A hardness of about 90 to 97, and
an elongation rate at break of about 20 to 30% in order to minimize increases in elongation rate of the composition, wherein
the elongation rate at break is measure in accordance with ASTM D638 on a predetermined area and measured under conditions
of a test rate of 200 mm/minute and a distance between points of 70 mm and a first type test specimen,

wherein the bio polyethylene resin is obtained by polymerizing ethylene produced by dehydrating bioethanol,
wherein the thermoplastic olefin resin is not the bio polyethylene resin nor the polypropylene resin.
US Pat. No. 9,657,163

SHAPE RETAINING MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

SEKISUI SEIKEI, LTD., Os...

1. A shape retaining material, which is a fibrous, band-like, or sheet-like stretched formed material comprising 100 parts
by weight of a high-density polyethylene resin having a weight-average molecular weight of 100,000 to 500,000 Daltons and
a density of 0.945 to 0.960 g/cm3 and 3 to 50 parts by weight of an ethylene-?-olefin copolymer obtained by copolymerizing
ethylene with an ?-olefin having 4 to 10 carbon atoms, the copolymer having a density of 0.935 to 0.960 g/cm3, the difference
in density between the copolymer and the high-density polyethylene resin being ±0.020 g/cm3 or less, wherein the material
shows, after being bent at an angle of 180 degrees in TD, held in the bent state for 1 minute, released, and left for 5 minutes
after the release, a return angle of 15 degrees or less; and shows, after being bent at an angle of 180 degrees in MD, held
in the bent state for 1 minute, released, and left for 5 minutes after the release, a return angle of 25 degrees or less.
US Pat. No. 9,688,939

METAL DETERGENTS

1. A process for preparing a sulfurized calcium phenate detergent having a reduced content of unsulfurized alkyl-substituted
phenol comprising the steps of:
(A) providing, made from an unsulfurized alkyl-substituted phenol, a sulfurized calcium phenate detergent that, optionally,
may have been further reacted with carbon dioxide;

(B) adding to the detergent from 1 to 100 mass %, based on the mass of the detergent, of an organic solvent that has a boiling
point of above 100° C. and below the boiling point of the unsulfurized alkyl-substituted phenol; and

(C) distilling the solvent from the detergent thereby to reduce the content of the unsulfurized alkyl-substituted phenol.
US Pat. No. 9,655,372

CELLULOSE-BASED FOOD CASING AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

ViskoTeepak Belgium NV, ...

1. A tubular cellulose-based food casing comprising: regenerated cellulose; and alkenyl succinic anhydride, comprising bound
and non-bound alkenyl succinic anhydride,
wherein the bound alkenyl succinic anhydride is bound to the regenerated cellulose, wherein the cellulose-based food casing
comprises an inside surface and an outside surface, and the inside surface of the cellulose-based food casing is coated or
impregnated with the alkenyl succinic anhydride,

wherein the amount of the alkenyl succinic anhydride in the cellulose-based food casing is in the range of about 0.001% to
about 1% by weight based on the total dry weight of the regenerated cellulose contained in the cellulose-based food casing,
and

wherein the cellulose-based food casing is suitable for use as a casing for sausage products, and
wherein the alkenyl succinic anhydride is a C8, C9, C10, C11, C12, C13, C14, C15, C16, C17, C18, C19, C20, C21, C22, C23 or
C24-alkenyl succinic anhydride, or any mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,690,224

ELECTROSTATIC LATENT IMAGE DEVELOPING TONER

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An electrostatic latent image developing toner comprising a plurality of toner particles,
wherein each of the toner particles contains, in a surface portion thereof, at least one hydrophobic salt in a state where
a quaternary ammonium cation group of a cationic surfactant is ionically bonded to a sulfate anion group or a sulfonate anion
group of an anionic surfactant, and

a ratio of a total mass of the at least one hydrophobic salt to a mass of the toner is 1 ppm or more and 5,000 ppm or less.

US Pat. No. 9,693,488

ELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY WITH ONE OR MORE HEAT SINKS

1. An electronic assembly comprising:
a semiconductor device having conductive pads on a device first side and a metallic region on a device second side opposite
the first side, wherein an auxiliary metallic region comprises a central metallic region on the device first side;

a lead frame for providing separate terminals that are electrically and mechanically connected to the conductive pads;
a first heat sink comprising a first component having a mating side, a portion of the mating side directly bonded with the
metallic region of the semiconductor device and having an opposite side opposite the mating side; and

a circuit board having an opening, the semiconductor device and the lead frame extending at or outward toward a board first
side of the circuit board, a board second side of the circuit board opposite the first side, a plurality of board conductive
pads being on the board first side of the circuit board to align with the corresponding terminals of the lead frame for electrical
connection therewith.

US Pat. No. 9,693,486

AIR HANDLING UNIT WITH A CANOPY THEREOVER FOR USE WITH A DATA CENTER AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Switch, Ltd., Las Vegas,...

1. An air conditioning system for a building requiring a high volume of cooled air, the building having a ground level floor
and including an exterior wall that provides a harrier against the external environment and includes a heated air opening
disposed adjacent to a return air opening, the system comprising:
a warm exhaust outlet duct formed through the heated air opening;
a cool air inlet duct formed through the return air opening;
an air conditioning apparatus connected to and that receives heated air from the warm exhaust outlet duct, connected to and
emits cooled air into the cool air inlet duct, and connected to and emits vented air into the external environment through
an exhaust opening, the air conditioning apparatus disposed in the external environment, external to the exterior wall, and
mounted adjacent the exterior wall on a ground level support structure, the air conditioning apparatus further including:

a heat exchange unit containing an exhaust fan disposed at a top surface of the heat exchange unit that emits heat from the
heated air as the vented air upwardly, thereby allowing return air to pass through a return opening that contains a return
damper disposed therein;

an exhaust canopy that covers the exhaust fan and provides an opening through which the vented air will base pass to the external
environment, the exhaust canopy further including a plurality of exhaust louvers, the plurality of exhaust louvers being controlled
to (1) open or close to minimize noise from being passed into the external environment; and 2) open or close to reduce precipitation
from falling onto the exhaust fan;

a filter chamber, the filter chamber including an air intake area coupled to the heat exchange unit and an air filter, the
filter chamber being configurable to receive the return air based upon a return air damper position, the filter chamber providing
filtered air, and the heat exchange unit is disposed above the filter chamber and the condenser unit;

a condenser unit coupled to the filter chamber that has an air cooling area over which the filtered air passes to create the
cooled air, the condenser unit including:

a direct cooling coil filled with a gas over which the filtered air passes, the gas being circulated through a condenser disposed
within a walled area of the air conditioning apparatus;

a plurality of condenser fans coupled to the direct cooling coil and disposed on a condenser unit top surface that emit heat
from the direct cooling coil into the external environment in an upward direction, thereby allowing gas within the direct
cooling coil to cool, the condenser unit top surface is adjacent to the top surface of the heat exchange unit;

a condenser canopy that covers the plurality of condenser fans and provides an opening through which the heat from the direct
cooling coil will pass to the external environment, the condenser canopy further including a plurality of condenser louvers,
the plurality of condenser louvers being controlled to (1) open or close to minimize noise from being passed into the external
environment; and 2) open or close to reduce precipitation from falling onto the plurality of condenser fans;

a fan operable to push the filtered air through the air cooling area and toward the cool air inlet duct; and
an outlet damper operable to control an amount of the cooled air delivered from the air cooling area to the cool air inlet
duct.

US Pat. No. 9,693,463

TRANSPARENT DISPLAY PANEL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. A transparent display panel comprising:
a substrate;
a driving element formed in a display pixel area on the substrate;
a first wiring electrode formed in the display pixel area and connected to the driving element; and
a second wiring electrode formed in a transmissive area on the substrate and not connected to the driving element, the second
wiring electrode being a transparent wiring electrode and extended to connect to the first wiring electrode in the display
pixel area.

US Pat. No. 9,693,456

SUBSTRATE AND METAL LAYER MANUFACTURING METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A substrate comprising:
an insulating substrate including a first surface and a second surface; and
a metal layer that is adhered to the first surface and made of a metal plate, wherein
the insulating substrate includes a through hole,
the metal layer includes a bent portion, which is inserted into the through hole and protrudes in a direction extending from
the first surface to the second surface, and a periphery portion, which is located around the bent portion and adhered to
the first surface,

the bent portion includes a first end and a second end that are located on opposite sides, the bent portion is bent from the
periphery portion at the first end and the second end,

the periphery portion is divided into a first periphery portion, which is continuous with the first end of the bent portion,
and a second periphery portion, which is continuous with the second end of the bent portion

the first periphery portion includes a first side portion that is continuous with the first end of the bent portion,
the second periphery portion includes a second side portion that is continuous with the second end of the bent portion,
the first and second side portions are located on opposite sides of the bent portion,
the first periphery portion and the second periphery portion each include an extension portion that extends continuously from
a corresponding one of the side portions, and the extension portions extend toward each other,

the metal layer further includes a cut arranged between the bent portion and the extension portion, and
a gap that separates the first periphery portion from the second periphery portion is formed between a distal end portion
of the extension portion in the first periphery portion and a distal end portion of the extension portion in the second periphery
portion.

US Pat. No. 9,693,430

HANDHELD DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING SETTINGS OF A LIGHTING FIXTURE

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

1. A handheld device comprising:
a light source;
a communication interface configured to wirelessly communicate with a plurality of lighting fixtures; and
circuitry configured to
provide a light signal via the light source;
receive light level information from the plurality of lighting fixtures via the communication interface, wherein the light
level information for a given lighting fixture of the plurality of lighting fixtures relates to a light level at which the
light signal was received at the given lighting fixture; and

effect selection of a first light fixture in a first group of lighting fixtures based on the light level information via the
communication interface, wherein the light signal is visible and the light level information is received via radio frequency
communication by the communication interface;

identify the first group of lighting fixtures based on the light level information from the first lighting fixtures;
determine new settings for the first group of lighting fixtures; and
send the new settings to each of the first group of lighting fixtures via the communication interface, wherein the first group
of lighting fixtures includes a defined plurality of lighting fixtures that are associated to operate in a coordinated manner.

US Pat. No. 9,693,385

SHARED PLCP PROTOCOL DATA UNIT (PPDU) WITHIN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Avago Technologies Genera...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:
a processor configured to:
select a first orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) frame format or a second OFDMA frame format from a plurality
of OFDMA frame formats;

encode first data intended for a first other wireless communication device using first one or more coding parameters to generate
first encoded data;

encode second data intended for a second other wireless communication device using second one or more coding parameters to
generate second encoded data;

when the first OFDMA frame format is selected, generate an OFDMA frame to include a single preamble within an OFDMA band that
is adjacently followed by the first encoded data within a first sub-band of the OFDMA band and also adjacently followed by
the second encoded data within a second sub-band of the OFDMA band, wherein the single preamble specifies the first and second
one or more coding parameters used to encode the first data and the second data;

when the second OFDMA frame format is selected, generate the OFDMA frame to include an initial preamble followed by the first
and second encoded data, wherein a first sub-preamble precedes and is adjacent to the first encoded data, and a second sub-preamble
precedes and is adjacent to the second encoded data, wherein the initial preamble specifies one or more common coding parameters
among the first and second one or more coding parameters that are commonly used to encode the first data and the second data,
the first sub-preamble specifies at least one of the first one or more coding parameters that is used to encode the first
data and that is not specified in the initial preamble, and the second sub-preamble specifies at least one of the second one
or more coding parameters that is used to encode the second data and that is not specified in the initial preamble;

generate a first other OFDMA frame based on the first OFDMA frame format and
generate a second other OFDMA frame based on the second OFDMA frame format:
a communication interface configured to:
transmit the OFDMA frame to the first other wireless communication device and the second other wireless communication device;
transmit the first other OFDMA frame to a first plurality of other wireless communication devices; and
transmit the second other OFDMA frame to a second plurality of other wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 9,693,375

POINT-TO-POINT AD HOC VOICE COMMUNICATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:
a device configured to enable voice communication between a supported user and at least one remote user via a point-to-point
wireless ad hoc network link, wherein the device comprises:

a wireless communication transceiver configured to communicate with one or more remote devices supporting at least one remote
user via a point-to-point wireless ad hoc network link;

an audio communication interface configured to communicate voice communication signals between an audio interface of the device
and the wireless communication transceiver; and

a point-to-point voice communication module interoperable with the wireless communication transceiver and audio communication
interface to (1) provide, via a user interface, a graphical identification of a plurality of remote devices in proximity to
the device, (2) receive a user input identifying a selected remote device supporting the at least one remote user (3) establish
a point-to-point wireless ad hoc network link with the selected remote device, and (4) communicate voice communication signals
with the selected remote device via the link.

US Pat. No. 9,693,317

CONFIGURATION METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING TPC COMMAND, TPC COMMAND TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A base station, comprising:
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including
instructions to enable the base station to perform operations including:

receiving indication information sent by a radio network controller, wherein the indication information is used to indicate
a sending timeslot of an uplink transmission power control (TPC) command of a terminal; and

sending an uplink TPC command to the terminal according to the indication information;
wherein: the indication information comprises a timeslot number or an offset of the timeslot number; and
the sending an uplink TPC command to the terminal according to the indication information comprises:
determining a corresponding timeslot according to a timeslot number corresponding to the terminal or an offset of the timeslot
number, and sending, in a determined timeslot, an uplink TPC command to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,693,314

POWER CONSUMPTION DETECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Chiun Mai Communication S...

1. An electronic device comprising:
a screen;
a processor coupled to the screen;
a non-transitory storage device coupled to the processor; and
one or more programs stored in the non-transitory storage device and executed by the processor, the one or more programs causing
the processor to:

acquire a cumulative time of each signal intensity of a wireless signal received or transmitted by the electronic device and/or
a cumulative time of each mobile network service mode provided to the electronic device at a time interval;

detect whether the electronic device, in a current mobile network service mode, is power-guzzling according to the cumulative
time of each signal intensity and/or the cumulative time of each mobile network service mode;

generate a prompt message when the electronic device is power-guzzling;
detect whether the electronic device is operated in one of a 2G wireless network, a 3G wireless network, and a 4G wireless
network;

detect whether the cumulative time of the 2G wireless network exceeds zero; and
determine whether an optimum wireless network of the electronic device is the 2G wireless network.

US Pat. No. 9,693,262

LOAD SHARING IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for load sharing in a first processing circuit device, the method comprising:
determining a distinct subset of user equipments (UEs) from a set of UEs, based on associating each UE in the set of UEs with
a capacity limit for being served by a candidate network node, the distinct subset of UEs being candidates for load sharing,
wherein, for each UE in the set of UEs:

the capacity limit is defined by a first capability limit relating to how weak serving capability of a candidate cell for
serving the distinct subset of UEs can be relative to serving capability of a serving network node of the UE to serve the
UE, and wherein the UE is included in the distinct subset of UEs; and

the capacity limit is defined by a second capability limit, lower than the first capability limit, relating to how strong
the serving capability of the candidate cell can be relative to the serving capability of the serving network node of the
UE but not serve the UE, and wherein the UE is excluded from the distinct subset of UEs;

transmitting, to a second processing circuit device, information identifying the UEs in the distinct subset of UEs, information
of load of a first cell in which the distinct subset of UEs are served, and information of load of a second cell being the
candidate cell for serving the distinct subset of UEs;

receiving a load sharing action from the second processing circuit device, the load sharing action being based on evaluation
of the information transmitted by the first processing circuit device; and

performing the load sharing action.

US Pat. No. 9,693,255

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING TRAFFIC AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COUNTING NETWORK TRAFFIC

ZTE CORPORATION, Shenzhe...

1. A method for reporting traffic, comprising:
acquiring, by a processor running an application, network traffic of the application; and
reporting, by the processor running the application, the network traffic;
wherein acquiring, by the processor running the application, the network traffic of the application comprises: acquiring the
network traffic of the application according to a first predetermined time; and counting the network traffic of the application
in different networks according to a predetermined policy;

wherein acquiring, by the processor running the application, the network traffic of the application comprises: acquiring,
by a plug-in embedded in the processor running the application, the network traffic of the application according to a network
type, wherein the plug-in is a plug-in embedded in the application by a website releasing the application.

US Pat. No. 9,693,247

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COMMUNICATING TO UE AN INDICATION OF AVAILABLE RS, BASED ON MIMO MODE SETTINGS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node of a cellular communication network of enabling a user equipment (UE) to perform measurements,
estimations, or demodulations, the method comprising:
determining Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) mode settings associated with the network node; and
transmitting, on a downlink common or shared channel, an indication signal indicating the determined MIMO mode settings to
the UE, wherein the indication signal also indicates available common reference signals or dedicated reference signals that
are usable in said UE measurements, estimations, or demodulations, wherein the indication of available reference signals further
comprises an indication of reference signal availability based on MIMO modes used in at least one different network node in
the cellular communication network operating a neighbor cell.

US Pat. No. 9,693,229

LOGICAL SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION MODULE (SIM)

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a mobile hub, from a first mobile device a first request to authenticate a user of the first mobile device with
the mobile hub;

responsive to receiving the first request, identifying at least a first user profile of the user;
responsive to identifying the first user profile of the user, identifying, using a processor, a first of a plurality of mobile
networks indicated in the first user profile as being available to the user, the first mobile network satisfying at least
a first user specified criterion associated with the first user profile;

responsive to identifying the first of the plurality of mobile networks that satisfies the first user specified criterion,
selecting a first subscriber authentication associated with the first user profile, the first subscriber authentication configured
to authenticate the user with the first of the plurality of mobile networks and configured to be processed by the first mobile
device to automatically establish presence on the first mobile network;

communicating to the first mobile device the first subscriber authentication;
monitoring, by the mobile hub, communications communicated between the first mobile device and the first mobile network;
determining, by the mobile hub, whether the communications communicated between the first mobile device and the first mobile
network satisfy the first user specified criterion;

responsive to determining that the communications communicated between the first mobile device and the first mobile network
do not satisfy the first user specified criterion, selecting a second subscriber authentication associated with the first
user profile, the second subscriber authentication configured to authenticate the user with a second of the plurality of mobile
networks and configured to be processed by the first mobile device to automatically establish presence on the second mobile
network; and

communicating to the first mobile device the second subscriber authentication.

US Pat. No. 9,693,228

METHOD, DEVICE AND TERMINAL FOR BINDING NFC APPLICATION AND OPERATOR

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for binding a Near Field Communication (NFC) application with an operator, comprising:
receiving, by an NFC middleware, an operation command sent by an upper application program of a terminal, analyzing and processing
the operation command to parse out the type of the NFC operation from the operation command;

receiving, by the NFC middleware, the original NFC data sent by a NFC device, performing data verification, data filtering,
data analysis and data processing on the original NFC data; and after performing data processing on the original NFC data,
sending the NFC data to the upper layer application program;

getting, by the NFC middleware, the NFC service permission opened by the terminal at the operator based on personal information
in a SIM card of the terminal;

judging, by the NFC middleware, whether the operation command is within an NFC service permission opened by the terminal at
an operator; when determining that the operation command is within the NFC service permission opened by the terminal at the
operator, sending the operation command to an NFC device of the terminal;

thereby only users that get the NFC service permission of the terminal at the operator can use the NFC device of the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,693,222

SHARING SOCIAL MEDIA PROFILES USING WIRELESS IDENTIFIERS OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

GBL Systems Corporation, ...

1. A method comprising:
downloading to a first wireless device a registration application that automatically retrieves a MAC address of the first
wireless device;

receiving, at a registration computer, as part of a registration process performed by the registration computer, a first unique
wireless identifier sent from the first wireless device to the registration computer as part of a registration process, the
first unique wireless identifier identifying the first wireless device, said first unique wireless identifier being the MAC
address of the first wireless device;

receiving as part of said registration process, by the registration computer, a first link sent from the first wireless device
to the registration computer, said first link being a link configured to access a social media profile of a first user at
a social media server, the first user being a user of said first wireless device;

providing the user of the first wireless device an option of associating the MAC address of the first wireless device with
the first link configured to access the social media profile of the first user at a social media server;

storing, by the registration computer, the link in a record corresponding to the first wireless device, said record including
the first unique wireless identifier and said first link;

operating the registration computer to restrict the availability of social media profiles corresponding to the first wireless
device to certain users or wireless enabled devices;

receiving, by the registration computer, from a second wireless device which received the first unique wireless identifier
in a wireless signal broadcast by the first wireless device, a query requesting one or more links associated with the first
unique wireless identifier that was included in the received broadcast;

querying, by the registration computer, a datastore including the record corresponding to the first unique wireless identifier;
and

transmitting, by the registration computer, to the second wireless device the first link stored in the record corresponding
to the first wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,693,203

APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST SIGNALS, APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS, METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING BROADCAST SIGNALS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING BROADCAST SIGNALS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting broadcast signals, the method comprising:
encoding service data;
mapping the encoded service data by Non Uniform Constellation (NUC);
building at least one signal frame including the mapped service data;
modulating data in the built at least one signal frame by an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplex (OFDM) scheme; and
transmitting the broadcast signals having the modulated data,
wherein the encoded service data is mapped by 16 NUC which includes constellation points at 0.3192+j0.5011, 0.5011+j0.3192,
0.5575+j1.1559, and 1.1559+j0.5575 in a first quadrant, ?0.3192+j0.5011, ?0.5011+j0.3192, ?0.5575+j1.1559 and ?1.1559+j0.5575
in second quadrant, ?0.3192?j0.5011, ?0.5011?j0.3192, ?0.5575?j1.1559 and ?1.1559?j0.5575 in third quadrant, 0.3192?j0.5011,
0.5011?j0.3192, 0.5575?j1.1559 and 1.1559?j0.5575 in fourth quadrant when the service data is encoded with a code rate 5/15.

US Pat. No. 9,693,166

AUTOMATED PRODUCTION OF ACOUSTIC STRUCTURES

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An apparatus for producing an acoustic structure having a core with a plurality of cells, comprising:
a manipulator;
an end effector mounted on the manipulator, including a plurality of acoustic device placement tools each capable of placing
an acoustic device in one of the cells of the core, wherein the tool is elongate and tapered along its length;

a digital controller including a set of digital instructions for controlling movement of the manipulator and operation of
the end effector; and

a material supply system for supplying overlapping ribbons of acoustic material and ribbons of adhesive material that overlap
and adhere to the ribbons of acoustic material.

US Pat. No. 9,693,069

IMAGE CODING APPARATUS

MegaChips Corporation, O...

1. An image coding apparatus, comprising:
block count determination circuitry configured to determine the number of intra macroblocks to be included in an individual
frame;

position determination circuitry configured to determine spatial positions of the intra macroblocks in the individual frame
so that the intra macroblocks are to be arranged at random spatial positions in the individual frame; and

coding circuitry configured to
input uncompressed image data,
arrange the intra macroblocks, the number of which is determined by the block count determination circuitry, in the individual
frame on the basis of the positions determined by the position determination circuitry, and

perform coding using the uncompressed image data,
wherein:
one frame consists of M macroblocks and each of the macroblocks is intra-coded once in N frames,
the block count determination circuitry is configured to allocate S intra macroblocks to each frame when M is an integral
multiple of N and it is assumed that the quotient of M divided by N is S, and

the block count determination circuitry is configured to allocate S intra macroblocks to each of (N?R) frames and allocates
(S+1) intra macroblocks to each of R frames when M is not an integral multiple of N and it is assumed that M divided by N
gives S as a quotient, leaving R as a remainder.

US Pat. No. 9,693,045

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An organic light emitting display comprising:
a display unit comprising a plurality of pixels coupled to scan lines, control lines, and data lines, wherein each of the
pixels comprises an organic light emitting diode;

a control line driver for providing control signals to the pixels through the control lines; and
a power driver for applying a power, at different levels, to the pixels during a plurality of periods of one frame,
wherein the power comprises a first power and a second power applied to the pixels,
wherein the control signals at a turn-on level are concurrently provided to respective switches electrically coupled between
the second power and organic light emitting diodes of the pixels,

wherein the power is simultaneously provided to each of the pixels,
wherein the plurality of periods of one frame comprise a reset period, a threshold voltage sensing period, a scan period,
an emission period, and an emission turn-off period,

wherein the second power is applied at a high level during the reset period and the emission turn-off period,
wherein the second power is applied at a low level during the threshold voltage sensing period and the emission period, and
wherein the second power is applied at a level higher than the low level and lower than the high level during the scan period.

US Pat. No. 9,693,025

IMAGE PROJECTOR, IMAGE PROJECTION METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An image projector, comprising:
a light source to emit light;
an image forming device to form an image based on a reflected light of the light emitted from the light source;
a color wheel disposed between the light source and the image forming device so as to pass the light emitted from the light
source to the image forming device through an optical path, the color wheel including a plurality of color filters;

at least one lens to project the image formed on the image forming device to a projection surface as a projection image; and
circuitry to:
cause the color wheel be moved away from the optical path for the light emitted from the light source, when a brightness of
the projection image is to be increased,

cause the light source to stop emitting the light, and cause the color wheel to stop rotating, before causing the color wheel
be moved away from the optical path, and

cause the light source to start emitting the light after the color wheel is moved away from the optical path so as to emit
the light from the light source to the image forming device without intervening the color wheel.

US Pat. No. 9,693,009

SOUND SOURCE SELECTION FOR AURAL INTEREST

International Business Ma...

1. A method for providing viewer-selectable audio in a video, the method comprising:
recording a first video of a three-dimensional scene using at least one video camera and at least one microphone;
determining a first sound source for the at least one microphone to record from the three-dimensional scene;
modifying the first video by adding a first audio display region to the first video to generate a modified first video, the
first audio display region corresponding to the first sound source recorded by the at least one microphone from the three-dimensional
scene; and

adjusting an audio signal played by the modified first video based, at least in part, upon selection of the first audio display
region during playback of the modified first video;

wherein:
the at least one microphone records audio from the first sound source on an audio channel that is distinct from the audio
channels of other microphones of the at least one microphone;

the first audio display region is a viewer-selectable region of a video display plane corresponding to a sub-set of pixels
within a set of pixels of the modified first video displayed during playback; and

selection of the first audio display region plays an audio recording made by the at least one microphone corresponding to
the first sound source.

US Pat. No. 9,693,003

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TIMER-BASED CONTROL OF AUDIOVISUAL OUTPUT DEVICES

Roku, Inc., Los Gatos, C...

1. A method for effecting gradual timer-based deactivation of a controllable audiovisual output device, comprising:
detecting at a controller device a connectivity and a capability of the controllable audiovisual output device;
detecting at the controller device a characteristic of a source material for the controllable audiovisual output device;
initiating a timer at the controller device based at least in part on the detected characteristic;
calculating at the controller device a period of time for deactivation based at least in part on the characteristic of the
source material and a current time of the timer, wherein the period of time for deactivation is greater than one second; and

in response to the calculating, transmitting a command based at least in part on the connectivity and the capability of the
controllable audiovisual output device to the controllable audiovisual output device to decrease a sound volume and decrease
a display brightness generated by the controllable audiovisual output device over the period of time for deactivation.

US Pat. No. 9,692,985

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD FOR TONE CONTROL BY APPLYING DIFFERENT GAIN

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image processing apparatus comprising:
one or more computer processors configured to implement an image generation unit, gain data generation unit and a determination
unit, wherein:

the image generation unit is configured to generate a second image as a low-frequency image of a first image by extracting
a low-frequency component from the first image which is input;

the gain data generation unit is configured to generate a first gain data by associating gains with luminance values of respective
pixels in the first image and generate a second gain data by associating gains with luminance values of respective pixels
in the second image;

the determination unit is configured to determine a control gain for the first image based on the first gain data and the
second gain data generated by the gain data generation unit, and

wherein the determination unit determines the control gain for a pixel of interest in the first image using a first gain value
corresponding to the pixel of interest in the first gain data and a second gain value corresponding to a pixel whose gain
value in the second gain data falls within a range in which a difference from a gain value corresponding to the pixel of interest
in the first gain data is smaller than a predetermined value, among pixels in a surrounding region of the pixel of interest
in the second gain data.

US Pat. No. 9,692,984

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTENT PROCESSING

Digimarc Corporation, Be...

1. A method of operating a camera-equipped mobile phone, the method comprising the acts:
activating a first LED light source of a first visible light color, for a first interval, while capturing image data from
a subject using said mobile phone, the subject having previously been printed with an image conveying a steganographic digital
watermark that modulates at least one color channel, but does not modulate all color channels of the image as modulation of
image luminance:

activating a second LED light source of a second visible light color different than the first, for a second interval different
than the first, while capturing image data from said subject using said mobile phone; and processing the captured image data
to extract payload data from said steganographic digital watermark.

US Pat. No. 9,692,957

IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, EXTERNAL DEVICE, IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EXTERNAL DEVICE, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image capturing apparatus that communicates with an external device, the image capturing apparatus comprising:
at least one processor;
a field-of-view mechanical mechanism configured to change a field of view for capturing an image of a subject;
a receiving unit configured to receive, from the external device, a command for controlling the field-of-view mechanical mechanism;
a control unit configured to control, when the receiving unit receives a command to start to change a field of view using
the field-of-view mechanical mechanism, the field-of-view mechanical mechanism to start to change the field of view; and

an amount-of-change determination unit configured to determine an amount of change in the field of view using the field-of-view
mechanical mechanism,

wherein the control unit controls the field-of-view mechanical mechanism such that the amount of change in the field of view
determined by the amount-of-change determination unit becomes a predetermined amount or more, irrespective of whether the
receiving unit receives a command to stop changing the field of view using the field-of-view mechanical mechanism, and

wherein the receiving unit, the control unit, and the amount-of-change determination unit are each implemented by at least
one of the at least one processor.

US Pat. No. 9,692,938

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:
a document reading unit configured to read an image on a source document and acquires image data;
an image forming unit configured to print an image on a recording sheet according to the image data;
a saving unit configured to save the image data of images previously printed by the image forming unit on the recording sheet;
a detection unit configured to extract difference between the image data on the recording sheet read by the document reading
unit and on which a correction instruction is written and the image data stored in the saving unit and corresponding the image
data on the recording sheet on which the correction instruction is written, and detect the correction instruction on a basis
of the extracted difference;

a correction unit configured to correct the image data stored in the saving unit, according to the correction instruction
detected by the detection unit, the correction instruction including region information indicating a correction region to
be corrected by the correction unit, and correction information indicating a detail of the correction to be applied to the
correction region; and

a controller configured to cause the image forming unit to print an image representing the image data corrected by the correction
unit,

wherein the correction unit is configured to correct the image data in the region indicated by the region information included
in the correction instruction detected by the detection unit, according to the correction detail indicated by the correction
information included in the correction instruction.

US Pat. No. 9,692,919

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE EDITING METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM FOR FORMING AN IMAGE ON A RECORDING MEDIUM BASED ON AN IMAGE DISPLAYED ON A DISPLAY SECTION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus that comprises a display section, and a position detecting section detecting a position of contact
with a display screen of the display section, and that forms an image on a recording medium based on a display image displayed
on the display section, wherein
the display image comprises:
an object image indicative of an object for an image formation; and
a medium image indicative of the recording medium,
wherein the image forming apparatus comprises an editing section that selectively performs edition of either the object image
or the medium image based on positions of two points detected by the position detecting section.

US Pat. No. 9,692,909

TECHNIQUES FOR ZERO RATING THROUGH WEB RECONSTRUCTION

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
receiving, at a network interface on a web transform server device, a web request from a client device, the web request for
a web page hosted on a network server device;

retrieving the web page from the network server device;
identifying one or more non-zero-rated resource references in the retrieved web page;
transforming the one or more non-zero-rated resource references to form one or more zero-rated resource references;
automatically replacing the one or more non-zero-rated resource references with the one or more zero-rated resource references
in the web page to form a zero-rating transformed web page; and

transmitting the zero-rating transformed web page to the client device in response to the web request.

US Pat. No. 9,692,880

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR INHIBITING OPERATION OF MOBILE DEVICES WITHIN A ZONE

DRIVING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM...

1. A method for inhibiting a function of a mobile device in a predetermined detection zone, the method comprising:
receiving, by a mobile device located within a first predetermined field of transmission, a first communication signal;
determining that the first communication signal was transmitted by a first beacon of a plurality of beacons;
inhibiting at least one function of the mobile device upon determining that the first communication signal was transmitted
by the first beacon;

receiving, by a mobile device located within a second predetermined field of transmission, a second communication signal;
determining that the second communication signal was transmitted by a second beacon of the plurality of beacons located within
the predetermined detection zone;

inhibiting the at least one function of the mobile device upon determining that the second communication signal was transmitted
by the second beacon;

receiving, by a mobile device located within a third predetermined field of transmission, a third communication signal;
determining that the third communication signal was transmitted by a third beacon of the plurality of beacons located within
the predetermined detection zone;

inhibiting at least one function of the mobile device upon determining that the third communication signal was transmitted
by the third beacon;

receiving, by a mobile device located within a fourth predetermined field of transmission, a fourth communication signal;
determining that the fourth communication signal was transmitted by the first beacon;
receiving, by a mobile device located within a fifth predetermined field of transmission, a fifth communication signal;
determining that the first communication signal was transmitted by the second beacon;
receiving, by a mobile device located within a sixth predetermined field of transmission, a sixth communication signal;
determining that the sixth communication signal was transmitted by the third beacon;
determining that the mobile device is in a location defined by an intersection of the fourth predetermined field of transmission,
the fifth predetermined field of transmission, and the sixth predetermined field of transmission; and

inhibiting the at least one function of the mobile device upon determining that the mobile device is in the location defined
by the intersection of the fourth predetermined field of transmission, the fifth predetermined field of transmission, and
the sixth predetermined field of transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,692,874

ADJUSTING ALARMS BASED ON SLEEP ONSET LATENCY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:
detecting, by a computing device, performance of sleep ritual activities associated with a user of the computing device;
determining, by the computing device, that the user has performed the user's sleep ritual, wherein the user's sleep ritual
includes one or more activities that the user performs before going to bed;

in response to determining that the user has performed the user's sleep ritual, determining, by the computing device, a first
time, wherein the first time is when the user intends to sleep;

detecting, by the computing device, biological signals corresponding to the user sleeping;
determining, by the computing device, a second time based on the detection, wherein the second time is when the user falls
asleep;

calculating, by the computing device, a sleep onset latency duration based on the first time and the second time; and
adjusting, by the computing device, a scheduled alarm time based on the sleep onset latency duration.

US Pat. No. 9,692,873

MOBILE TERMINAL AND SCREEN COMPOSITION METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE DISPLAY OF A SCREEN OUTPUT BASED ON A STATE AND ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH THE MOBILE TERMINAL IS OPERATING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for a mobile terminal, the method comprising:
receiving location information and audio path information related to an earphone;
displaying a menu tray associated with a connection of the earphone, the menu tray including at least two icons that are related
to an editing menu tray function and at least one of a multimedia function and a phone function, the at least two icons displayed
based on the received location information and audio path information related to the earphone;

when the editing menu tray function is executed, displaying a list of functions displayable on the menu;
receiving a user input to select one or more functions displayed on the list of functions; and
displaying the menu tray including the selected one or more functions.

US Pat. No. 9,692,854

COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A WEB-BASED APPLICATION AND A DESKTOP APPLICATION

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving, from a remote application server by a browser on a client device, code for a web-based application;
running, by the browser, the web-based application using the received code;
identifying, by the web-based application, a change to a state of the web-based application, the change to the state of the
web-based application comprising a transfer of a message from a message display area of the web-based application to a message
display area of desktop application run on an operating system of the client device, the transfer comprising removal of the
message from the message display area of the web-based application and addition of the message to the message display area
of the desktop application, the desktop application being run concurrently with the web-based application by a user of the
client device and not hosted by the browser;

generating, by the web-based application, state data code reflecting the change;
communicating, by the web-based application to the desktop application, the state data code; and
implementing, by the desktop application, the change to the state of the web-based application by rendering the state data
code to display the message.

US Pat. No. 9,692,849

METHOD AND NODE ENTITY FOR ENHANCING CONTENT DELIVERY NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause the processor
to carry out a method for ensuring that at least a predetermined number of copies of a content object are kept stored in a
network comprising a plurality of cache nodes for storing copies of content objects, the method comprising:
assigning each of a plurality of copies of content objects a value of a ranking state, wherein the value of the ranking state
indicates whether the copy is deletable or non-deletable, and wherein at least one copy of each content object is assigned
with the value non-deletable;

changing the ranking state value for at least one copy of at least one content object from non-deletable to deletable in a
cache node, said at least one copy being eligible for the value deletable only if a deletable copy of said at least one content
object in another cache node is eligible for the value non-deletable.

US Pat. No. 9,692,845

PERMANENT PRESENCE FOR POLITE BLOCK AND CONFIRM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A presence server for a communication system comprising the presence server and a presence document server, the communication
system being arranged for communicating with a first client requesting subscription to presence data of a presentity using
a second client, the presence server comprising:
an interface receiving a subscription request subscribing to the presence data of the presentity from the first client; and
a controller and a non-transitory memory for storage of instructions that, when executed by the controller, cause the presence
server to:

determine if the subscription request is to be either confirmed or politely blocked and, in case the subscription request
is to be either confirmed or politely blocked:

send, via the interface, a request for presence data to the presence document server,
receive, via the interface, a message comprising the presence data of the presentity from the presence document server in
response to the request for presence data, and

send, via the interface, a notification message to the first client based on the received presence data of the presentity,
the notification message comprising at least a part of the presence data received in the message from the presence document
server.

US Pat. No. 9,692,839

CONTEXT EMOTION DETERMINATION SYSTEM

ARRIS Enterprises, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computer system, emotion sensor data for a plurality of contexts from a plurality of distributed electronic
devices, wherein each of the plurality of contexts corresponds to one or more of a geographical area and a time period, wherein
the emotion sensor data comprises implicit emotion indicators based on information sensed by the plurality of distributed
electronic devices for the plurality of contexts, wherein the emotion sensor data further comprises explicit emotion descriptors
based on user reported descriptions of emotions for the plurality of contexts;

determining, by the computer system, a first context in the plurality of contexts;
determining, by the computer system, a first portion of the emotion sensor data determined to be received from a first portion
of the plurality of distributed electronic devices, wherein the first portion of the emotion sensor data is based on information
sensed for the first context;

generating, by the computer system, a first emotion profile for the first context based on the first portion of the emotion
sensor data, the generating comprising weighting the implicit emotion indicators differently from the explicit emotion descriptors
based at least on a reliability,

tracking, using an emotion trend profile, an emotional change associated with a move from one of the plurality of contexts
to another of the plurality of contexts; and

predicting, using the emotion trend profile and the first emotion profile, a predicted emotional change associated with a
move from one of the plurality of contexts to the first context;

wherein the first emotion profile comprises a description of a first emotion associated with the first context, and wherein
the computer system comprises one or more computer processors configured to perform the steps of the method.

US Pat. No. 9,692,805

METHOD AND APPARATUS OF PROVIDING BROADCASTING AND COMMUNICATION CONVERGENCE SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of providing a broadcasting and communication convergence service, the method comprising:
acquiring, by a terminal, address information about an internet server in an application information table (AIT) of an automatic
start application, the AIT received from a broadcasting server, the internet server configuring an application personalized
based on user information of the terminal, wherein the AIT includes a personalization flag corresponding to the automatic
start application specifying whether a broadcasting company provides the personalized application or not;

transmitting, by the terminal, the user information to the internet server on a broadband channel;
transmitting, by the terminal, an application request message to the internet server using the address information, the application
request message comprising a personalized application request if the personalization flag indicates that the broadcasting
company provides the personalized application, and the application request message comprising a non-personalized application
request if the personalization flag indicates that the broadcasting company does not provide the personalized application;

receiving, by the terminal, the personalized application or the non-personalized application on the broadband channel from
the internet server in response to the application request message; and

consuming, by the terminal, the received personalized application or the non-personalized application.

US Pat. No. 9,692,804

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING CREATION TIME OF A WEB RESOURCE

YANDEX EUROPE AG, Lucern...

1. A method of determining a creation time of a target page, the method being executable at a server coupled to a communication
network, the method comprising:
creating a page network representation of a plurality of pages including the target page and a plurality of links, the creation
time of the target page being unknown,

each page of the plurality of pages of the page network representation being linked to at least one other page of the plurality
of pages of the page network representation, each link of the plurality of links of the page network representation having
a source page and a destination page, each of the source page and the destination page for each link of the plurality of links
of the page network representation being one of the plurality of pages, each page of the plurality of pages of the page network
representation being one of a source page and a destination page for at least one of the plurality of links,

the plurality of links comprising an outgoing target link, the outgoing target link being a link for which the source page
is the target page, the outgoing target link having a destination page defining an outgoing target link creation time;

assigning a plurality of hypothetical values for the creation time of the target page having the unknown creation time, an
earliest one of the plurality of hypothetical values being one of:

the outgoing target link creation time; and
a time later than the outgoing target link creation time;
determining a respective page network probability for the page network representation corresponding to each one of the plurality
of hypothetical values for the creation time of the target page,

the respective page network probability corresponding to a given one of the plurality of hypothetical values for the creation
time of the target page being indicative of an occurrence of the page network having the plurality of links and the plurality
of pages including the target page with the given one of the plurality of hypothetical values for the creation time of the
target page,

the page network probability being based on a respective link probability for each link of the plurality of links of the page
network representation,

the link probability for each link being indicative of an occurrence of the link from the source page of the link to the destination
page of the link,

the link probability for each link being based on a creation time for the source page of the link and a creation time for
the destination page of the link;

identifying a particular one of the plurality of hypothetical values of the creation time of the target page that corresponds
to a greatest one of the respective page network probability; and

assigning the particular one of the plurality of hypothetical values of the creation time to the creation time for the target
page.

US Pat. No. 9,692,776

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING CONTENT PROVIDED TO USERS VIA USER INTERFACES

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for evaluating content provided to users via user interfaces, at least a portion of the method
being performed by a computing device comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:
monitoring, as part of a security application via an accessibility application program interface provided by an operating
system of the computing device, accessibility events designed to provide user interface enhancements for users with impairments
by describing state transitions in user interfaces of applications running on the computing device;

receiving, at the security application, an accessibility event that indicates that a user of the computing device is viewing
a user interface of an application running on the computing device;

identifying, as part of the security application via the accessibility application program interface, content that the user
is attempting to access via the application;

determining, as part of the security application, that the content is harmful; and
in response to determining that the content is harmful, performing, as part of the security application, at least one security
action to prevent the harmful content from compromising the computing device.

US Pat. No. 9,692,770

SIGNATURE VERIFICATION USING UNIDIRECTIONAL FUNCTION

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A signature verification system comprising:
a communication device; and
a verification device which provides verification of a signature generated by the communication device,
wherein the communication device and the verification device are connected to each other through a network,
wherein the communication device includes:
a first processor, and
a first memory including instructions that, when executed by the first processor, cause the first processor to perform first
operations, including:

generating a first random number or acquiring a first random number from random number veneration hardware,
deriving a first hash value from the first random number using a unidirectional function,
generating a secret key and a public key of the communication device,
deriving a second hash value from a first combined data including first electronic data and a first certificate of the communication
device, the first certificate of the communication device includes the first hash value, the public key of the communication
device and an access information for having access to the communication device, using a unidirectional function,

generating a first signature using the secret key of the communication device with respect to the second hash value, and
transmitting the first electronic data, the first certificate and the first signature to the verification device occurs via
a non-secure communication path, and

wherein the verification device includes:
a second processor; and
a second memory, including instructions that, when executed by the second processor, cause the second processor to perform
second operations, including:

receiving a second electronic data, a second certificate and a second signature,
receiving the first certificate based on the access information,
comparing the second certificate with the first certificate, and
when the second certificate does no match the tint certificate, the second operations, further including:
discontinuing the verification of the signature generated by the communication device, and
when the second certificate matches the first certificate, the second operations, further including:
continuing the verification of the signature generated by the communication device.

US Pat. No. 9,692,762

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EFFICIENT DETECTION OF FINGERPRINTED DATA AND INFORMATION

Websense, LLC, Austin, T...

1. A system for managing transmission of a plurality of electronic documents over a network, the system comprising:
a compact fingerprint repository storing a repository of compact fingerprints, the compact fingerprints based on hashes of
electronic documents to which a transmission policy corresponding to the compact fingerprint is applied, the hashes of each
of the compact fingerprints including a subset of a full set of hashes, the subset including only hashes that are evenly divisible
by one or more specified numbers, the subset including fewer hashes than the full set of hashes;

one or more hardware electronic processors configured to:
determine probabilistic matches between fingerprints of an electronic document identified on the network and the compact fingerprints
stored in the compact fingerprint repository, and

determine whether to transmit the identified electronic document over the electronic network based, at least in part, on a
number of matching fingerprints.

US Pat. No. 9,692,731

ANONYMIZATION OF TRAFFIC PATTERNS OVER COMMUNICATION NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method of obfuscating communication traffic patterns occurring over a communication infrastructure
including a computer server, the computer-implemented method comprising:
detecting, at a first communications device, data communication sessions with a second communications device via the computer
server using a network protocol;

accessing, at the first communications device, a first traffic pattern based on the detected data communication sessions,
the first traffic pattern determining communication occurrences between the first and the second communication devices over
a first predefined time period;

accessing, at the first communications device, a second traffic pattern based on the data communication sessions, the second
traffic pattern determining communication occurrences between the first and the second communications devices over a second
predefined time period that occurs after the first predefined time period; and

generating, at the first communications device, based on a randomization process, a dummy data communication pattern for transmission
to the second communications device, wherein the dummy data communication pattern is appended to the second traffic pattern
for obfuscating a traffic pattern change between the first and the second traffic pattern at the computer server used to establish
the communication sessions, wherein generating the dummy data communication pattern comprises:

determining, at the first communications device, a first information content value associated with the first traffic pattern;
determining, at the first communications device, a second information content value associated with the second traffic pattern;
comparing, at the first communications device, the first and the second information content values; and
generating a first binary value based on the comparing determining the second information content value to be outside a predefined
threshold range of the first information content value.

US Pat. No. 9,692,725

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USING AN HTTP-AWARE CLIENT AGENT

CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC., Fo...

1. A method comprising:
(a) intercepting, by a client agent executing on a processor of a client device, one or more transport layer packets below
an application layer of a network stack of the client device, the one or more transport layer packets comprising application
layer content data of a web page from a server for a request from a user agent executing on the client device;

(b) identifying, by the client agent while operating below the application layer of the network stack of the client device,
request object data from uniform resource locators (URLs) embedded in application layer content data contained in a payload
of the intercepted one or more transport layer packets; and

(c) placing, by the client device, the request object data on a request object list;
(d) querying, by the client device, a data cache of the client device to determine whether the request object data of the
request object list in stored in the data cache;

(e) marking, by the client device responsive to determining that request object data is not stored in the cache, in the request
object list the request object data as to be downloaded to the client device; and

(f) transmitting, by the client device, the request object list including the request object data marked as to be downloaded
to the client device to a second device.

US Pat. No. 9,692,665

FAILURE ANALYSIS IN CLOUD BASED SERVICE USING SYNTHETIC MEASUREMENTS

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

11. A computing device to provide a failure analysis in a cloud based service using synthetic measurements, the computing
device comprising:
a memory;
a processor coupled to the memory, the processor executing a management application in conjunction with instructions stored
in the memory, wherein the management application is configured to:

execute the synthetic measurements associated with a customer experience on the cloud based service to determine a health
of the cloud based service, wherein the synthetic measurements include simulations of the customer experience at the cloud
based service and the customer experience includes one or more use scenarios if the cloud based service associated with a
customer;

parse usage data from a log file received from a client device, wherein the usage data is anonymized, wherein the usage data
includes measurements of one or more customer actions of the one or more use scenarios of the cloud used service;

aggregate failures associated with the health of the cloud based service, wherein the failures may be detected from the synthetic
measurements and the usage data;

generate a distribution of the failures;
remove a selection of the failures that matches a successful recovery action associated with the cloud based service from
the distribution;

include information of a failed recovery action associated with other selection of the failures in the distribution, wherein
the information includes an identification and an operational of a component of the cloud based service generating the other
selection of the failures; and

present the distribution to a stakeholder.

US Pat. No. 9,692,659

MANAGING MAPPING IN NETWORKS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method for managing mapping in a network, comprising:
programming in advance mapping relationships between a Virtual Storage Area Network (VSAN) and a Virtual Local Area Network
(VLAN) of a fabric for each Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) switch needed by the fabric;

obtaining, by a server, from the FCoE switches, mapping relationships between VSANs and VLANs configured in all FCoE switches
of the fabric;

determining, by the server, that the mapping relationships obtained from the FCoE switches are inconsistent with the programmed-in-advance
mapping relationships, wherein the inconsistent mapping relationships comprise a mapping relationship obtained from one of
the FCoE switches that is incorrect with respect to the mapping relationships programmed in advance for the FCoE switch; and

at least one of:
automatically updating the mapping relationships between the VSANs and the VLANs configured in the FCoE switches corresponding
to the inconsistent mapping relationships, and

automatically updating the mapping relationships between the VSANs and the VLANs programmed in advance for the FCoE switches
corresponding to the inconsistent mapping relationships, so that the mapping relationships between the VSANs and the VLANs
configured in each FCoE switch of the fabric are consistent with the mapping relationships between the VSANs and the VLANs
programmed in advance for each FCoE switch of the fabric.

US Pat. No. 9,692,650

CONTROL APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A control apparatus, comprising:
a memory storing a network topology and a port group information of a plurality of switch apparatus; and
a controller comprising a processor configured to execute program instructions to:
determine, based on the port group information, a representative port from a plurality of ports belonging to a port group;
calculate, based on the network topology and the port group information, a flow path such that a predetermined packet passes
only the representative port among the port group;

determine, based on the flow path, a forwarding instruction to forward a packet along the flow path; and
send the forwarding instruction to the switch apparatus.