US Pat. No. 9,657,013

INHIBITORS OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS COVALENTLY CLOSED CIRCULAR DNA FORMATION AND THEIR METHOD OF USE

Baruch S. Blumberg Instit...

1. A compound having formula (Ia):

or hydrates, solvates and pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof, wherein:
(a) R1 is 2-halo-5-trifluoromethyl phenyl;

R2 is selected from the group consisting of substituted phenyl, and optionally substituted heteroaryl; and

R3 is selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted phenyl, optionally substituted C1-C6 linear alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6 branched alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C7 cycloalkyl,


or
(b) R1 is 2,5-substituted phenyl, wherein the substituents at the 2-position and 5-position of the phenyl are independently selected
from the group consisting of halo and trifluoromethyl;

R2 is phenyl; and

R3 is selected from the group consisting of


n is 1;
L1 is, independently, —[C(R4aR4b)]m—;

m is 1 or 2;
at each occurrence R4a and R4b are each independently selected from a group consisting of hydrogen and methyl; or R4a and R4b are taken together with the carbon atom to which they are bound to form a cyclopropyl ring; and

x is 1.

US Pat. No. 9,656,794

APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING SOLID ARTICLES AND METHODS FOR USING SAME

Parata Systems, LLC, Dur...

20. An apparatus for dispensing solid articles, the apparatus comprising a manifold assembly including:
a manifold having a plenum and an inlet port in fluid communication with the plenum; and
a door assembly affixed to the manifold, the door assembly including:
a door panel selectively moveable between a closed position, wherein the door panel restricts airflow through the inlet port,
and an open position, wherein the door panel permits airflow through the inlet port; and

a shield defining a pocket to receive the door panel in the open position and thereby reduce or restrict flow of air behind
the door panel;

wherein:
the door assembly includes a body and an integral door gasket mounted on the body;
the door gasket surrounds the inlet port and forms an airtight seal between the body and the door panel when the door panel
is in the closed position; and

the door gasket includes:
a first gasket portion configured to form the airtight seal between the body and the door panel when the door panel is in
the closed position; and

a second gasket portion configured to engage a dispensing bin when the dispensing bin is mounted on the manifold assembly
and to thereby form an airtight seal between the body and the dispensing bin.

US Pat. No. 9,655,887

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION AND THE USE THEREOF, AND APPLICATION REGIME OF SAID PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR ON-DEMAND CONTRACEPTION

BAYER PHARMA AKTIENGESELL...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising (a) at least one EP2 receptor antagonist according to formula (I)

wherein
R1 is H, C1-C2 alkyl or C1-C2 alkyloxy;

R2 is H or methyl;

subject to the proviso that one of R1 or R2 equals H;

X is —(CH2)l—, —(CH2)k—O—, —CH2—S—, CH2—S(O)2—, —CH(CH3)—, —CH(CH3)—O— or —C(CH3)2—O—, wherein k is 1 or 2 and l is 0, 1 or 2;

R4 is H, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C4 cycloalkyl or CH2-C3-C4 cycloalkyl and in the case that X is —(CH2)l— where is 0 or 1, or —CH(CH3)—; R4 additionally is a 4-6-membered heterocyclyl residue; and in the case that X is —(CH2)l— or —CH(CH3)—; R4 additionally means CN;

m is 1 or 2;
n is 1 or 2;
Ar is a 6-10-membered aryl or 5-10-membered hetaryl residue,
R3 is halogen, CN, SF5, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C4-C6 heterocyclyl, O—C1-C4 alkyl, O—C3-C6 cycloalkyl, O—C4-C6 heterocyclyl, S—C1-C4 alkyl, S(O)2—C1-C4 alkyl, Ar?, O—Ar?, C(CH3)2—CN or C(CH3)2—OH; and

Ar? is an optionally singly or doubly substituted 6-membered aryl or 5-6-membered heteroaryl residue;
wherein the substituents are selected from F, Cl, CN, C1-C4 alkyl, O—C1-C4 alkyl, C(CH3)2—CN, C(CH3)2—OH and C(O)NH2;

wherein C1-C2 alkyl or C1-C4 alkyl is optionally singly or multiply substituted with fluorine;
and at least one COX inhibitor selected from a group consisting of:
C1 indomethacin;
C2 diclofenac;
C4 naproxen;
C5 ibuprofen;
C6 meloxicam;
C7 piroxicam;
C8 nimesulide;
C9 ketoprofen;
C10 tenoxicam;
C11 mefanemic acid;
C12 ketoralac;
C13 celecoxib (4-[5-(4-methylphenyl)-3-(trifluoromethyl)-1H-pyrazol-1-yl]benzenesulphonamide);
C14 parecoxib(N-[4-(5-methyl-3-phenyl-4-isoxazolyl)phenyl]sulphonylpropionamide);
C15 rofecoxib (4-(4-mesylphenyl)-3-phenylfuran-2(5H)-one);
C16 valdecoxib (4-[5-methyl-3-phenyl-4-isoxazoyl)benzenesulphonamide); and
C17 etoricoxibfor on-demand contraception.
US Pat. No. 9,687,531

METHODS FOR INTRODUCING MANNOSE 6 PHOSPHATE AND OTHER OLIGOSACCHARIDES ONTO GLYCOPROTEINS AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A method of coupling a beta-glucocerebrosidase to an oligosaccharide that comprises a phosphorylated mannose, comprising:
(a) derivatizing an oligosaccharide comprising a phosphorylated mannose with a compound containing a carbonyl-reactive group;
(b) oxidizing a beta-glucocerebrosidase having at least one oligosaccharide to generate at least one carbonyl group on the
at least one oligosaccharide of the beta-glucocerebrosidase; and

(c) reacting the derivatized oligosaccharide with the oxidized beta-glucocerebrosidase, thereby coupling the oligosaccharide
to the beta-glucocerebrosidase.

US Pat. No. 9,688,888

INTRUSION RESISTANT GLASS LAMINATES

Solutia Inc., St. Louis,...

1. A composite laminate interlayer consisting essentially of a sheet of polyethylene terephthalate between two layers of plasticized
polyvinyl butyral adhesive, wherein each of said plasticized polyvinyl butyral adhesive layers have a thickness in the range
of 0.25 to 2 millimeters (10-80 mils) and wherein at least one of said polyvinyl butyral adhesive layers has a glass transition
temperature greater than 35° C., and a maximum flexural modulus of at least 350 Newtons/centimeter.

US Pat. No. 9,693,364

PROCESSING INTERFERENCE DUE TO NON-LINEAR PRODUCTS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

ACEAXIS LIMITED, Essex (...

1. A method of processing interference in a data stream carrying a plurality of uplink signals received in a wireless network,
the interference comprising a non-linear product of at least one downlink signal of the wireless network, the method comprising:
receiving the data stream carrying the plurality of uplink signals and at least a first data stream carrying a plurality of
downlink signals;

selecting, from the data stream carrying the plurality of uplink signals, data representing signals received at a first uplink
carrier frequency;

selecting, from at least the first data stream carrying the plurality of downlink signals, data representing signals at at
least a first downlink carrier frequency; and

detecting interference in the selected data representing signals received at the first uplink carrier frequency by correlation
with a synthesized product generated from at least data representing signals at the first downlink carrier frequency,

wherein selecting data representing signals received at a first uplink carrier frequency comprises:
processing information identifying a plurality of downlink carrier frequencies of the plurality of downlink signals and information
identifying a plurality of uplink carrier frequencies of the plurality of uplink signals;

determining, from the information identifying the plurality of downlink carrier frequencies, a plurality of potential interference
frequencies at which a non-linear product of at least one downlink signal may be generated; and

determining, from the information identifying the plurality of uplink carrier frequencies, a first uplink carrier frequency
that may experience interference from at least one of the plurality of potential interference frequencies.

US Pat. No. 9,693,250

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY

VIASAT, INC., Carlsbad, ...

1. A method of operating a Link 16 terminal comprising:
operating the Link 16 terminal in a receive mode, including:
receiving a receive signal at an antenna;
providing the receive signal to a direct conversion receiver circuit;
performing direct conversion of the receive signal in the direct conversion receiver circuit to produce a first signal; and
performing first processing of the first signal, including synchronizing a timing in the Link 16 terminal to the receive signal;
and

operating the Link 16 terminal in a transmit mode, including:
generating a transmit signal in a direct conversion transmitter circuit;
providing the transmit signal to the antenna for transmission; and
monitoring operation of the Link 16 terminal in transmit mode for compliance with requirements for Link 16 transmissions,
including:

coupling to the transmit signal to produce a coupled transmit signal;
providing the coupled transmit signal to the direct conversion receiver circuit;
performing direct conversion of the coupled transmit signal in the direct conversion receiver circuit to produce a second
signal; and

performing second processing of the second signal to determine compliance of the transmit signal with at least some of the
requirements for Link 16 transmissions.

US Pat. No. 9,692,986

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SHOOTING AND DISPLAYING IMAGES

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A display device, comprising:
a displayer; and
a camera, installed in the displayer and configured to shoot images of an external object facing the displayer, wherein the
camera comprises:

a plurality of lens components, installed at intervals on a surface of the displayer;
a plurality of photosensitive components, matched with the plurality of lens components respectively; and
a set of image processing chips, configured to process the images generated by the camera.

US Pat. No. 9,691,256

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRESENTING PROMPT INFORMATION THAT RECOMMENDS REMOVING CONTENTS FROM GARBAGE CONTAINER

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for presenting prompt information that recommends removing contents from a garbage container, comprising:
acquiring garbage information and garbage decaying benchmark information of the contents in the garbage container;
determining whether the contents in the garbage container have mold or odor based on the garbage information and the garbage
decaying benchmark information; and

presenting the prompt information that recommends removing the contents from the garbage container when it is determined that
the contents in the garbage container have mold or odor.

US Pat. No. 9,690,030

LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING A LENS AT A PREDETERMINED POSITION AND BACKLIGHT UNIT COMPRISING SAME

LUMENS CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A light emitting device comprising:
a molded material including an opening through which light generated from a light emitting element disposed in the molded
material is emitted;

a projecting support disposed along at least part of a circumference of the opening of the molded material;
a lens including an inner surface that defines an internal surface on which the light emitted from the light emitting element
is incident, an outer surface that defines an external surface from which the incident light is emitted to the outside, and
a bottom surface that connects the inner surface and the outer surface, wherein a boundary between the inner surface and the
bottom surface contacts the projecting support, or a lower part of the inner surface contacts the projecting support, or the
bottom surface contacts the projecting support; and

a lead frame on which the light emitting element is mounted and includes a first lead and a second lead spaced apart from
each other,

wherein an upper part of the opening of the molded material includes a circular shape, and a lower part of the opening of
the molded material includes a rectangular shape disposed in a footprint of the circular shape,

wherein the molded material is bonded to the lead frame such that part of a top surface of the first lead and part of a top
surface of the second lead are exposed to an area defined by the rectangular shape,

wherein the rectangular shape includes four sides that are not parallel to one direction along which a lead separation region
between the first and second leads extends,

wherein a convergence point of two sides that converge on the first lead among the four sides is connected to a first curve
projecting in a direction away from the lead separation region, and

wherein a convergence point of two sides that converge on the second lead among the four sides is connected to a second curve
projecting in a direction away from the lead separation region.

US Pat. No. 9,687,130

CONTROL METHOD FOR CLEANING ROBOTS

MSI COMPUTER (SHENZHEN) C...

10. A control method of a cleaning robot, which comprises a controller and a light detector, the method comprising:
moving the cleaning robot according to a first direction before the light detector of the cleaning robot detects a light beam;
providing a first trigger signal to the controller and keeping moving the cleaning robot according to the first direction
when the light detector of the cleaning robot detects the light beam;

providing a second trigger signal to the controller, moving the cleaning robot for a predetermined distance to let the light
detector of the cleaning robot passing through the light beam to leave a restricted area labeled by the light beam and then
stopping the cleaning robot when the light detector does not detect the light beam, wherein a first square wave signal is
generated when the cleaning robot is stopped;

moving the cleaning robot in a second direction to enter an un-cleaned area;
when the cleaning robot moves in the second direction and the light detector detects the light beam, the light detector transmits
a third trigger signal to the controller and the controller controls the cleaning robot to keep moving along the second direction;
and

when the light detector fails to detect the light beam during a moving along the second direction, the light detector transmits
a fourth trigger signal to the controller and a second square wave signal is generated to inform the controller that the cleaning
robot has left the restricted area.

US Pat. No. 9,661,647

TRANSMISSION PROTECTION FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...

1. A method comprising:
transmitting, from a first device, a request to send (RTS) to second devices to protect a wireless communication neighborhood
of the first device and wireless communication neighborhoods of the second devices for a transmission of a multi-user frame;

receiving clear to send (CTS) responses from the second devices;
determining a bandwidth width for the multi-user frame based on bandwidth indications included in the CTS responses, wherein
determining the bandwidth width comprises determining a common bandwidth width availability of two or more channels among
the second devices as indicated by the CTS responses, and wherein the multi-user frame comprises spatially steered data frames
that are respectively intended for the second devices and are in accordance with the determined bandwidth width; and

transmitting the multi-user frame to the second devices in accordance with the determined bandwidth width.

US Pat. No. 9,661,351

CLIENT SIDE FRAME PREDICTION FOR VIDEO STREAMS WITH SKIPPED FRAMES

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method for delivering video over a network comprising:
encoding, by a server, a moving picture which includes a sequence of video frames as a compressed video stream comprising
an initial I-frame followed by a plurality P-frames;

transmitting the compressed video stream over a network to a client device in a primary stream of packets containing compressed
video data and a subset stream of packets containing data that includes motion vector information, wherein the client device
generates a predicted frame from packets in the subset stream, the predicted frame being generated based on motion vector
information from one or more previous frames decoded by the client device and uses the predicted frame if the client device
is ready to present a new frame and a newly decoded frame is not yet available.

US Pat. No. 9,661,269

SYSTEM FOR ENABLING COMMUNICATIONS AND CONFERENCING BETWEEN DISSIMILAR COMPUTING DEVICES INCLUDING MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICES

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system for enabling communications between users, the system comprising a memory storing and a processor for executing
instructions to cause the system to:
present to a user a personal profile graphical user interface for controlling video, audio, and call options and permitting
the user to configure their interaction preferences, including enabling or disabling one or more endpoints associated with
the user and prioritizing the endpoints in order of desired contact; and

collect geo-location information for one or more endpoints associated with the user, wherein the geo-location information
is incorporated into the prioritization,

wherein the geo-location information includes whether a mobile endpoint associated with the user is co-located with a higher
priority endpoint associated with the user and, if so, incoming calls are routed to the higher priority endpoint, and, if
not, incoming calls are routed to the mobile endpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,660,515

CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR REDUCING SECOND-ORDER RIPPLE

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. A control method for reducing second-order ripple, adapted to reduce second-order ripple on an input side of a DC-DC conversion
device, wherein the input side of the DC-DC conversion device is coupled to a preceding voltage supply device, and an output
side of the DC-DC conversion device is coupled to a DC-AC transforming device, characterized in that:
a voltage control device for controlling the preceding voltage supply device is designed according to a transfer function,
and the transfer function is adjusted and controlled with an output voltage of the DC-DC conversion device and an amplitude
voltage of pulse width modulation to reduce second-order ripple of an input voltage input to the input side of the DC-DC conversion
device;

wherein the transfer function is expressed as:

wherein kv is a constant, and N, Vd and Rpv denote an internal coil ratio, output voltage and internal impedance of the DC-DC conversion device, respectively, Lp and Cp denote inductance and capacitance on the input side of the DC-DC conversion device, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,659,403

INITIALIZING ORIENTATION IN SPACE FOR PREDICTIVE INFORMATION FOR FREE SPACE GESTURE CONTROL AND COMMUNICATION

Leap Motion, Inc., San F...

1. A computer implemented method of initializing an orientation of a three-dimensional (3D) model of an object, comprising:
accessing at least one three-dimensional (3D) model of the object and observed information of the object moving in space;
and

determining a primary orientation parameter for the 3D model from the observed information, including:
detecting a plurality of contours for the object in the observed information and calculating a representative normal vector
for at least some of the detected contours;

accessing a tangent vector representing a 3D angle tangent to a point on a surface of the object and drawn to a point of observation;
calculating a primary orientation parameter for the object using a cross-product of the representative normal vector and the
tangent vector; and

using the calculated primary orientation parameter to initialize the orientation of the 3D model of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,659,391

REQUEST RESOLUTION SHAPER IN A NETWORKED SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE

SERVICENOW, INC., Santa ...

1. An apparatus for display of a timeline display, comprising:
a processor; and
a memory accessible by the processor that comprises instructions executable by the processor to cause the apparatus to:
generate a timeline axis that spans a predefined axis length within a display region;
receive and store:
requester event data for a plurality of requester events from a requester device relating to a request; and
fulfiller event data for a plurality of fulfiller events from a fulfiller device;
calculate, with the processor:
predictive events that have not occurred based on predefined predictive criteria associated with the request, wherein the
predefined predictive criteria includes a historical average;

a time scale for the timeline axis such that the plurality of requester events, the plurality of fulfiller events, and the
predictive events are displayable at respective positions along the timeline axis proportional to their respective times of
occurrence; and

a respective axial position for requester indicia representing the plurality of requester events and fulfiller indicia representing
the plurality of fulfiller events at a position along the timeline axis proportional to their respective times of occurrence;

generate, on a requester side of the timeline axis, the requester indicia in a direction perpendicular to the timeline axis;
generate, on a fulfiller side of the timeline axis that is opposite from the requester side, the fulfiller indicia, such that
a position of the requester indicia is visually distinguishable from a position of the fulfiller indicia in the direction
perpendicular to the timeline axis;

generate, on the timeline axis, state indicia of the request using at least one circular object; and
generate, on the timeline axis, predictive indicia of the predictive events.

US Pat. No. 9,659,207

VEHICLE FINGERPRINT BOOKMARK

THUNDER POWER HONG KONG L...

1. A fingerprint bookmark system in a vehicle with one or more configurable interior settings, the fingerprint bookmark system
comprising:
a scanner configured to record a fingerprint from a vehicle occupant such that a fingerprint image showing the fingerprint
and firmness data for the fingerprint image are recorded by the scanner, the firmness data indicating a firmness value associated
with the fingerprint image;

a remote server configured to receive the fingerprint image from the scanner and to initiate a search to obtain a first bookmark
for the fingerprint shown in the fingerprint image;

a comparator circuit coupled with the scanner for determining whether the firmness data associated with the fingerprint image
exceeds a firmness threshold, wherein the comparator circuit is located within the vehicle; and

one or more processors located within the vehicle configured to:
when the comparator circuit determines that the firmness data is less than the firmness threshold, configure an interior setting
of the vehicle in accordance with one or more instructions contained in the first bookmark; and

when the comparator circuit determines that the firmness data exceeds the firmness threshold, create a second bookmark for
the fingerprint shown in the fingerprint image and store the second bookmark in the remote server, wherein the second bookmark
contains at least one instruction that is different from each of the one or more instructions contained in the first bookmark;

wherein the remote server is remote from the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,658,473

ENHANCED OPTICAL AND PERCEPTUAL DIGITAL EYEWEAR

Percept Technologies Inc,...

1. A wearable optics device comprising:
a lens; and
a dynamic eye tracking mechanism in communication with the lens;
wherein the dynamic eye tracking mechanism utilizes optical parameter measurements;
wherein the optical parameter measurements include any of the eye looking left for a duration of time, the eye looking right
for a duration of time, the eye looking up for a duration of time, the eye looking down for a duration of time, one or more
eye blinks;

wherein parameters personalized to a user can be provided based upon the dynamic eye tracking mechanism;
wherein the dynamic eye tracking mechanism is utilized to control a hand-held touch sensitive real-world video game controller;
wherein information is not displayed on the lens.

US Pat. No. 9,657,709

METHOD FOR USING AN ELECTRIC UNIT

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for using an electric unit for a power plant,
wherein the electric unit includes a synchronous electric machine which can operate as a motor and a generator, a converter
having active switching elements, and a generator transformer, wherein the machine configured for connection to an electric
grid via the converter and the generator transformer and a stator of the synchronous electric machine is fed with a three-phase
current with an adjustable frequency, the adjustable frequency being generated by the converter, the method comprising the
following step:

disconnecting a connection between the machine and the generator transformer in an event of a malfunction of the generator
transformer during generator operation of the electric machine by opening the active switching elements of the converter;

wherein a generator switch or generator circuit breaker is not provided for disconnecting the machine from the generator transformer
in the event of an emergency, the active switching elements of the converter thereby being opened to prevent the malfunction
of the generator transformer from causing an explosion of the generator transformer.

US Pat. No. 9,657,376

ALUMINUM ALLOY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A method of producing an aluminum alloy, comprising:
melting a magnesium mother alloy including a magnesium-silicon compound, and aluminum to form a molten metal; and
casting the molten metal,
wherein the magnesium mother alloy is produced by adding a silicon oxide (SiO2) to a mother material that is pure magnesium or a magnesium mother material,

wherein the magnesium mother alloy is added in a range of 0.0001 wt % to 30 wt %,
the silicon oxide is added in a range of 0.001 wt % to 30 wt %.

US Pat. No. 9,655,545

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING IN-VIVO MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF BIOLOGICAL TISSUES

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. An apparatus for measuring mechanical properties of tissue comprising:
a stereo optical surgical microscope comprising:
at least one objective lens,
an illuminator, and
at least a first and a second digital cameras, such that a first digital camera is coupled to provide digital images of the
tissue as observed from a first angle, and a second digital camera is coupled to provide digital images of the tissue as observed
from a second angle-through the at least one objective lens, paired images obtained from the first and second camera forming
a stereo pair;

a digital image processing system adapted to determine surface topography of tissue from stereo pairs of images obtained by
the at least two digital cameras;

at least one indenter; and
mechanical modeling routines stored in memory of the digital image processing system, the mechanical modeling routines adapted
to construct a computer model of mechanical properties of tissue, and fitting parameters of the computer model to a measured
displacement map obtained by co-registering surface topography of tissue without indenter on the tissue and surface topography
of the tissue with the indenter positioned on the tissue;

the apparatus further comprising a display system for displaying a map of fitted parameters of the computer model;
wherein the memory is further configured to store preoperative locations of particular selected structures, and wherein the
mechanical modeling routines are further adapted to determine intraoperative locations of the particular selected structures
using the fitted parameters;

wherein the image processing system is configured to determine the surface topography of the tissue by subtracting a model
of the indenter from surface topography determined from stereo pairs of images.

US Pat. No. 9,692,054

ELECTRODE MATERIAL FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, ELECTRODE FOR LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY, AND LITHIUM ION SECONDARY BATTERY

SUMITOMO OSAKA CEMENT CO....

1. An electrode material for a lithium ion secondary battery comprising:
an electrode active material made of LiFexMn1?x?yMyPO4 (0.220?x?0.350, 0.005?y?0.018),

wherein the M is either or both of Co and Zn, and
a space group of a crystal structure in the electrode active material is Pnma,
values of crystal lattice constants a, b, and c satisfy 10.28 Å?a?10.42 Å, 6.000 Å?b?6.069 Å, and 4.710 Å?c?4.728 Å, and
lattice volume V satisfies 289.00 Å3?V?298.23 Å3.

US Pat. No. 9,690,022

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION, PHASE DIFFERENCE PLATE, IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WAVELENGTH DISPERSION IN OPTICALLY ANISOTROPIC LAYER

ZEON CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A liquid crystal composition comprising a polymerizable liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion and
one of an additive monomer A and an additive monomer B, wherein:
the polymerizable liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion includes, in a molecule thereof, a main chain
mesogen and a side chain mesogen bonded to the main chain mesogen, an optical axis of the main chain mesogen and an optical
axis of the side chain mesogen being oriented in different directions when the polymerizable liquid crystal compound with
reverse wavelength dispersion is uniformly oriented, whereby birefringence ?n of the polymerizable liquid crystal compound
with reverse wavelength dispersion has reverse wavelength dispersion property; and

when the additive monomer is dispersed in the polymerizable liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion, the
additive monomer A satisfies the following Expression (i) within the wavelength range of ?=380 nm to 780 nm, and the additive
monomer B satisfies the following Expression (ii) within the wavelength range of ?=380 nm to 780 nm:

ne>nea and no nenob  Expression (ii)(wherein ne is a refractive index of the polymerizable liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion in a slow
axis direction, no is a refractive index of the polymerizable liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion in
a fast axis direction,
nea is a refractive index of the additive monomer A in the ne direction when the additive monomer A is dispersed in the polymerizable
liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion, noa is a refractive index of the additive monomer A in the no
direction when the additive monomer A is dispersed in the polymerizable liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion,

neb is a refractive index of the additive monomer B in the ne direction when the additive monomer B is dispersed in the polymerizable
liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength dispersion, and nob is a refractive index of the additive monomer B in the
no direction when the additive monomer B is dispersed in the polymerizable liquid crystal compound with reverse wavelength
dispersion).

US Pat. No. 9,688,805

ELASTOMER RESINS, FIBERS AND FABRICS THEREOF, AND USES THEREOF

Lubrizol Advanced Materia...

1. A melt-spun fiber made from a resin comprising the reaction product of
(i) a hydroxyl terminated polyester intermediate derived from a dicarboxylic acid and a blend of at least two alkylene glycols
wherein two of the alkylene glycols have a number average molecular weight that differs by at least 20 percent;

(ii) a diisocyanate and
(iii) a linear alkylene glycol chain extender;
wherein the resin has a weight average molecular weight of at least 600,000; and wherein the resin is further reacted with:
(iv) an agent comprising the reaction product of a polyalkylene ether glycol and a diisocyanate;
wherein said fiber has a weight average molecular weight of at least 700,000.

US Pat. No. 9,693,411

LED DRIVER CONFIGURATION AND DIMMING INTERFACE FOR DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENT OF DRIVER OPERATING PARAMETERS

Universal Lighting Techno...

1. An LED driver circuit having first and second dimming interface input terminals, the LED driver circuit comprising:
a power converter configured to generate an output voltage and an output current for driving an LED array;
a tuning interface circuit coupled to the first and second dimming interface input terminals during an offline mode of operation,
wherein (i) the LED driver circuit is configured to receive both programming signals and power from a programming device via
the tuning interface circuit when operating in the offline mode of operation, and wherein (ii) the programming signals comprise
at least one of (a) a maximum voltage or maximum current value, and (b) one or more operating parameters associated with the
power converter;

a controller configured to receive one or more signals from the tuning interface circuit, the controller being configured
such that (i) during an online mode of operation an operating characteristic of the power converter is managed based at least
in part upon at least one of the received programming signals, and (ii) during the offline mode of operation to receive at
least one of the programming signals and power from the programming device.

US Pat. No. 9,693,215

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND WIRELESS DEVICE CHECKING METHOD

ALPINE ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. An electronic apparatus capable of connecting to wireless devices by using a plurality of wireless communication modes,
the electronic apparatus comprising:
a wireless device retrieval unit that retrieves a connectable wireless device for each of the plurality of wireless communication
modes; and

a wireless communication mode display unit that displays wireless communication modes corresponding to connectable wireless
devices whose existence has been checked by the wireless device retrieval unit;

wherein the wireless device retrieval unit instructs transmission of a first probe request to retrieve connectable wireless
devices corresponding to a station mode, a second probe request to retrieve connectable wireless devices corresponding to
a direct mode, and a beacon to retrieve connectable wireless devices corresponding to an access point mode.

US Pat. No. 9,693,063

VIDEO ANALYZER

Sling Media PVT Ltd., Ba...

1. A content receiver, comprising:
a communication system configured to receive video content comprising a plurality of video frames from a content source; and
a video analyzer communicatively coupled to the communication system the video analyzer comprising a processor and memory,
the video analyzer configured to:

determining a plurality of video blocks in the one or more of the plurality of video frames;
calculating, for each of the determined plurality of blocks, a standard deviation of each sub-edge of the respective block
of the determined plurality of blocks;

calculating, for each of the determined plurality of blocks, a mean of differences for each sub-edge;
determining, for each of the determined plurality of blocks, that one or more blocks of video content may be perceived as
blocky when the standard deviation of one or more sub-edge of the respective block of the determined plurality of blocks is
above a predetermined threshold and when the mean of differences for one or more sub-edge is above a predetermined threshold;

determine, when one or more blocks of video content may be perceived as blocky, when the one or more blocks of video content
which may be perceived as blocky have edge distinctness when edges of the one or more blocks of video content which may be
perceived as blocky are distinct from the centers of the one or more blocks of video content which may be perceived as blocky;

determining, for each video block determined to have edge distinction, a weight for each edge of the respective video block;
determining, for each video block determined to have edge a weight over a predestined threshold, that the respective video
block is blocky when there is no pattern between the respective video block and at least one other adjacent video block;

determine that compression of the video content is causing blockiness in the one or more blocks of video content by determining
when a total number of microblocks in the one or more of the plurality of video frames determined to be blocky, while excluding
the respective adjacent video blocks having the pattern there-between, exceeds a predetermined threshold; and

trigger at least one content receiver response when the compression of the video content is causing blockiness in the one
or more blocks of video which have edge distinctness.

US Pat. No. 9,691,034

MACHINE-LEARNING ACCELERATOR (MLA) INTEGRATED CIRCUIT FOR EXTRACTING FEATURES FROM SIGNALS AND PERFORMING INFERENCE COMPUTATIONS

The Trustees of Princeton...

1. A machine-learning accelerator (MLA) integrated circuit for extracting features from signals and performing inference computations
comprising:
a framework of finite state machine (FSM) kernels that are machine-learning algorithms implemented in hardware;
a kernel controller having mathematical structures implemented in hardware in communication with the framework of FSM kernels;
an arithmetic engine implemented in hardware in communication with the kernel controller to perform computations for the mathematical
structures; and

a power management unit (PMU) that provides an idle-mode for the framework of FSM kernels, the kernel controller, and the
arithmetic engine.

US Pat. No. 9,690,507

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING HIGH READ RATES TO DATA ELEMENT LISTS

Innovium, Inc., San Jose...

1. A memory system for a network device comprising:
a main memory configured to store data elements;
a link memory including a plurality of memory banks including a first memory bank and a different second memory bank, wherein
each memory bank has a latency for consecutively executed memory access operations,

wherein each memory bank of the plurality of memory banks is configured to store a plurality of nodes that each maintains
metadata representing (i) data-element pointers to the main memory for accessing data elements referenced by the data-element
pointers, and (ii) next-node pointers for accessing next nodes in the same memory bank,

wherein the data-element pointers in the plurality of memory banks point to data elements stored in memory locations in the
main memory to form one or more data packets, and

wherein the next-node pointers connect each node to a next node in the respective memory bank to form a respective separate
skip list of a plurality of skip lists, each skip list having an initial node and a final node, and all the nodes of each
skip list being stored in a respective single memory bank; and

a context manager including a respective head entry and a respective tail entry for each memory bank of the plurality of memory
banks,

wherein each head entry of the plurality of head entries is configured to include a unique address pointing to the initial
node of the skip list in the respective memory bank,

wherein each tail entry of the plurality of tail entries is configured to include a unique address pointing to the final node
of the skip list in the respective memory bank; and

circuitry configured to use the head and tail entries in the context manager to:
access a first initial node stored in the first memory bank for a first skip list of the plurality of skip lists;
(i) before accessing, for the first skip list, a next node stored in the first memory bank and (ii) within less time than
the latency for the first memory bank, access a second initial node stored in the second memory bank for a second skip list;
and

(i) after accessing the second initial node and (ii) after satisfying the latency for the first memory bank, access, for the
first skip list, the next node stored in the first memory bank.

US Pat. No. 9,690,168

FOCUS ASSIST SYSTEM AND METHOD

RED.COM, INC., Irvine, C...

1. A method for indicating a focus of a region of an image, the method comprising:
detecting an image using at least one imaging sensor;
providing a graphical representation of the image on a display, the graphical representation of the image corresponding to
the image;

determining, using one or more processors, a degree of focus of a region of the image;
generating, using the one or more processors, a first visual indication of the degree of focus of the region and a second
visual indication of the degree of focus of the region separate from the first visual indication;

providing, on the display, the graphical representation of the image together with the first visual indication and the second
visual indication;

subsequent to providing on the display the first visual indication and the second visual indication, detecting, using the
one or more processors, a user adjustment of focus of the image; and

in response to detecting the user adjustment,
changing, using the one or more processors, the first visual indication on the display responsive to a change in the degree
of focus of the region due to the user adjustment, and

changing, using the one or more processors, the second visual indication on the display differently from the first visual
indication responsive to the change in the degree of focus of the region due to the user adjustment.

US Pat. No. 9,689,815

XRF ANALYZER ROTATIONAL FILTER

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. An x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer comprising:
a. an x-ray source having an x-ray emission end, and an x-ray detector having an x-ray receiving end, both carried by a housing;
b. the x-ray source positioned and oriented to emit x-rays from the x-ray emission end towards a focal point;
c. the x-ray detector positioned and oriented to face the focal point, and configured to receive, through the x-ray receiving
end, fluoresced x-rays emitted from a sample disposed at the focal point;

d. a rotatable filter cup disposed between the x-ray emission end and the focal point and disposed between the x-ray receiving
end and the focal point;

e. the filter cup being rotatable to separately position:
i. at least two different x-ray source modification regions (defining source modification regions) between the x-ray emission
end and the focal point; and

ii. at least two different x-ray detector modification regions (defining detector modification regions) between the x-ray
receiving end and the focal point.

US Pat. No. 9,689,413

MAGNET RETENTION MEMBER AND LOCKING SLEEVE FOR A POSITION SENSOR ARRANGEMENT FOR A GEAR MECHANISM

TE Connectivity Germany G...

1. A magnet retention member which is profiled for fitting to a wall of a locking sleeve for a gear mechanism, wherein the
magnet retention member has a first and a second retention arm, the retention arms delimiting a retention slot for receiving
a securing portion of the wall in a mutually opposing manner, wherein one of the retention arms is constructed with a magnet
housing which has a magnet receiving member, the magnet housing extending over the retention slot.

US Pat. No. 9,661,699

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING ALTERNATING CURRENT TO DRIVE LIGHT-EMITTING DIODES

COLORADO ENERGY RESEARCH ...

1. A lighting device comprising:
a set of light-emitting diodes (LEDs) electrically coupled with each other; and
a conversion circuit electrically coupled with the set of light emitting diodes, comprising:
a first circuitry coupled with the set of LEDs and configured to convert an alternating current having a first peak-to-peak
voltage into a first direct current and further configured to feed the first direct current into the set of LEDs,

a second circuitry coupled to the set of LEDs and configured to convert an alternating current having a second peak-to-peak
voltage into a second direct current and further configured to feed the second direct current into the set of LEDs, and

a switching circuitry configured to switch an input alternating current between the first circuitry and the second circuitry
based on a peak-to-peak voltage of the input alternating current.

US Pat. No. 9,661,688

COOLING AND RETAINING BODY FOR HEATING ELEMENTS, HEATING APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COOLING AND RETAINING BODY

STEGO-HOLDING GMBH, Schw...

1. A heater, comprising:
a cooling and holding body and heating elements, wherein the cooling body and holding body comprises a heating element holder
in which the heating elements are clamped, wherein the heating element holder has a plurality of holding regions distributed
in a peripheral direction, in each of which holding regions at least one heating element is clamped, wherein

the holding regions are formed between an outer section having a wall thickness, and an inner section arranged in the outer
section, and

at least the outer section has a polygonal profile with a plurality of corners which are joined by sides having a thickness,
wherein the holding regions are arranged in the corners of the polygonal profile and the sides of the polygonal profile are
elastically deformed to generate a clamping force which acts on the respective heating elements.

US Pat. No. 9,661,393

USING SCENE-CHANGE TRANSITIONS TO OUTPUT AN ALERT INDICATING A FUNCTIONAL STATE OF A BACK-UP VIDEO-BROADCAST SYSTEM

Tribune Broadcasting Comp...

1. A method for outputting an alert indicating a functional state of a back-up video-broadcast system, the method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, a first video-stream that represents first video-content;
generating, by the computing device, a first signature based, at least in part, upon an extent of scene-change transitions
included within the first video-content, wherein the first video-stream was generated by a primary video-broadcast system;

receiving, by the computing device, a second video-stream that represents second video-content, wherein the second video-stream
was generated by a back-up video-broadcast system;

generating, by the computing device, a second signature based, at least in part, upon an extent of scene-change transitions
included within the second video-content;

making, by the computing device, a determination that the generated first signature and the generated second signature lack
a threshold extent of similarity; and

responsive to the determination that the generated first signature and the generated second signature lack the threshold extent
of similarity, outputting, by the computing device, an alert indicating that the back-up video-broadcast system is not functioning
properly.

US Pat. No. 9,660,896

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LOOPBACK AND NETWORK LOOP DETECTION AND ANALYSIS

Accedian Networks Inc., ...

1. A method of determining the presence of a loopback in one or more networks, comprising:
storing information related to a test instance, wherein said stored information related to said test instance is in a protocol
data unit (PDU) that includes a Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN) signature;

sending a loopback detection beacon (LPDB) containing said stored information related to said test instance from a port on
an originating device;

monitoring said port for a predetermined time period to detect LPDBs arriving at said port during said predetermined time
period;

determining whether a detected LPDB contains information corresponding to said stored information related to said test instance,
to detect the presence of a loopback; and

determining that said detected loopback is a tunnel loopback if said detected LPDB contains information including said VLAN
signature.

US Pat. No. 9,658,717

VIRTUAL WRITING SURFACE

Otter Products, LLC, For...

1. A system for determining a location of a stylus on a planar surface, the system comprising:
a first optical source positioned at a first source location, the first optical source configured to rotationally sweep a
first optical beam along the planar surface, wherein the first optical beam is modulated with a first encoded data sequence
that varies with time;

a second optical source positioned at a second source location, the second optical source configured to rotationally sweep
a second optical beam along the planar surface, wherein the second optical beam is modulated with a second encoded data sequence
that varies with time;

a stylus containing at least one optical receiver, the stylus configured to:
receive the first optical beam and the second optical beam;
demodulate the first encoded data sequence from the first optical beam; and
demodulate the second encoded data sequence from the second optical beam; and
electrical circuitry configured to:
determine a first angular relationship between the stylus and the first source location based on the demodulated first encoded
data sequence;

determine a second angular relationship between the stylus and the second source location based on the demodulated second
encoded data sequence; and

calculate coordinates of the stylus on the planar surface based on the first angular relationship, the second angular relationship,
the first source location, and the second source location.

US Pat. No. 9,658,310

CONCEPTS FOR IDENTIFYING AN ASSET SORT LOCATION

United Parcel Service of ...

1. A system for associating a sorted asset with a sort location, the system comprising:
a user device configured to be carried by a user; and
one or more location devices associated with a sort location, wherein each of the one or more location devices comprises:
a location device memory; and
one or more location device computer processors configured to:
store location data indicative of the identity of the sort location; and
transmit at least a portion of the location data to the user device; and
the user device comprising:
a user device memory; and
one or more user device computer processors configured to:
receive asset identifier data from an asset indicia, wherein the asset indicia is associated with an asset;
store the asset identifier data corresponding to the asset; and
upon being brought within a communication area associated with the sort location, receive the transmitted portion of the location
data from the one or more location devices; and

after receiving at least a portion of the location data transmitted from the one or more location devices, transmit the asset
identifier data and the location data.

US Pat. No. 9,658,139

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE CONCENTRATED COLLECTION OF AIRBORNE PARTICLES

TSI INCORPORATED, Shorev...

1. A particle collection system, comprising:
a particle growth assembly having interior wetted walls and configured to receive a particle laden aerosol flow at a flow
rate less than or equal to 100 L/min, the particle growth assembly including a condensing vapor having a vapor pressure at
the interior walls which is near saturation, wherein the aerosol flow through the particle growth assembly is configured to
be a laminar flow, the particle growth assembly including:

a conditioning portion with a wetted interior wall configured to bring the aerosol flow to near saturation at a first temperature
(T1);

an initiator portion with a wetted interior wall operatively coupled to said conditioning portion and configured to provide
supersaturation conditions at a second temperature (T2) for the aerosol flow using the condensing vapor to initiate droplet growth, wherein the second temperature (T2) is configured to be higher than the first temperature (T1); and

a equilibrator portion with a wetted interior wall operatively coupled to said initiator portion and configured to lower a
dew point for the aerosol flow and maintain supersaturation conditions for the aerosol flow at a third temperature (T3), wherein the third temperature (T3) is configured to be lower than the second temperature (T2);

a collection member for collecting by inertia the enlarged particles, the collection member positioned adjacent a nozzle member
operatively coupled to an outlet of said particle growth assembly; and

a displacement assembly adapted to displace the collection member under the particle growth assembly.

US Pat. No. 9,658,111

MICROBOLOMETER CONTACT SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FLIR Systems, Inc., Wils...

1. An infrared imaging device comprising:
a substrate having a plurality of contacts, each contact comprising:
a first metal layer, disposed at least partially on a surface of the substrate,
at least a portion of a second metal layer, and
a plurality of discrete metal studs each having a first end and a second end and each disposed between the first metal layer
and the second metal layer, wherein the first end of each metal stud is disposed on a portion of the first metal layer that
is at least partially on the surface of the substrate, and wherein the second end of each metal stud is disposed on the second
metal layer;

wherein at least a portion of the second metal layer covers a surface of the second end of each metal stud and wraps around
an outer edge of the surface of the second end of each metal stud, and wherein the portion of the second metal layer that
wraps around the outer edges of the second ends forms a depression in the second metal layer;

an infrared detector array coupled to the substrate via a plurality of legs, wherein each leg is coupled to one of the contacts
via the plurality of discrete metal studs, wherein at least a portion of the second metal layer forms part of a leg metal
layer to couple with an infrared detector within the infrared detector array, and the infrared detector array comprises:

a third metal layer formed on the second metal layer, wherein the third metal layer at least partially fills the depression
in the second metal layer, and

a first passivation layer formed on the third metal layer; and
a readout integrated circuit formed within the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,658,045

BLASTING SYSTEM CONTROL

DETNET SOUTH AFRICA (PTY)...

1. A method of controlling operation of a blasting system which includes a plurality of detonators (12) which are loaded into respective boreholes (18) and a control device (20) for initiating the detonators (12), the method including the steps of measuring the position of each detonator (12), measuring the position of the control device (20), from these measurements, in respect of each detonator (12), calculating the distance between the control device (20) and the detonator (12), comparing the calculated distance to a minimum distance requirement and of allowing the control device (20) to initiate the detonators (12) only if the respective calculated distance between each detonator (12) and the control device (20) exceeds a minimum distance requirement.

US Pat. No. 9,657,852

FLOW THROUGH ISOLATION VALVE FOR HIGH PRESSURE FLUIDS

Waters Technologies Corpo...

1. A flow through isolation valve, said flow through isolation valve comprising:
a stationary member;
a movable member, a surface of said stationary member interfacing with a surface of said movable member, wherein said movable
member includes a plurality of opening formed therein; and

at least one isolation valve pin;
said at least one isolation valve pin having a flow through internal conduit and a distal end configured to be inserted into
at least one of the plurality of openings formed in the movable member,

said at least one isolation valve pin being movable relative to said movable member between a first pin position wherein the
distal end of the at least one isolation value pin is away from the plurality of opening formed in said movable member and
a second pin position wherein the distal end of the at least one isolation valve pin is inserted into one of the plurality
of openings formed in said movable member;

said movable member being movable between (i) a first member position in which said flow through internal conduit is capable
of fluidically communicating with at least one blank opening in said movable member and (ii) a second member position in which
said flow through internal conduit is capable of fluidically communicating with a flow through conduit in said movable member.

US Pat. No. 9,657,759

U-BASED FASTENER WITH IMPROVED RIB ATTACHMENT

Newfrey LLC, New Britain...

1. A resilient metal fastener usable with a panel having either a first thickness or a second thickness, the fastener comprising:
a main body member including an anterior side and a posterior side;
a first spring arm supported by the main body member such that the first spring arm is disposed on the anterior side of the
main body member, the first spring arm including a first shoulder portion positioned to engage against a surface of a first
panel having the first thickness; and

a second spring arm supported by the main body member such that the second spring arm is disposed on the anterior side of
the main body member, the second spring arm including a second shoulder portion positioned to engage against a surface of
a second panel, the second panel having the second thickness which is less than the first thickness;

wherein the main body member further includes a first lateral end and a second lateral end, the first and second lateral ends
each including a plurality of laterally-extending saw teeth.

US Pat. No. 9,657,533

DRILLING COMPONENT RETENTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Tesco Corporation, Houst...

1. A system for retention of components of a drilling rig, the system comprising:
a first drilling component comprising a first annular groove or ridge;
a second drilling component comprising a second annular groove or ridge;
a secondary retention device, wherein the first drilling component is coupled to the second drilling component and the secondary
retention device engages with the first annular groove or ridge of the first drilling component and the second annular groove
or ridge of the second drilling component; and

a torque transfer device, wherein the torque transfer device interfaces with the first drilling component and the second drilling
component such that the torque transfer device transfers torque between the first drilling component and the second drilling
component via the interface of the torque transfer device with the first and second drilling components, and wherein the torque
transfer device is disposed radially between the secondary retention device and the first and second drilling components.

US Pat. No. 9,657,377

ALUMINUM ALLOY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A method of producing an aluminum alloy, comprising:
melting an aluminum-based mother material to form a molten metal;
adding a silicon oxide to the molten metal;
exhausting at least a portion of the silicon oxide in the molten metal; and
casting the molten metal,
wherein the exhausting comprises stirring an upper portion of the molten metal,
wherein the stirring is performed in a state that the surface of the molten metal is exposed to an atmosphere, and
wherein the stirring is performed at an upper layer portion from a surface of the molten metal to a point which is not more
than 20% of a total depth of the molten metal.

US Pat. No. 9,657,370

REMOVAL METHOD OF MANGANESE FROM WASTE WATER

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A method of removing manganese from a sulfuric acid waste water in which manganese is removed by precipitating manganese
selectively from the sulfuric acid waste water containing aluminum, magnesium and manganese, comprising:
(1) First, removing aluminum from said sulfuric acid waste water so that a concentration of aluminum is 0.1 g/L or less;
(2) Subsequently, adding neutralizing agent into the sulfuric acid waste water after removing aluminum and adjusting a pH
value of the sulfuric acid waste water to no less than 8.0 and less than 9.0; and

(3) adding oxygen gas with a purity of 98 volume % or more into the sulfuric acid waste water,
wherein manganese is precipitated in steps (2) and (3), and
wherein in step (2), the pH value of the sulfuric acid waste water is adjusted to reach an equilibrium by adding neutralizing
agent, prior to step (3) of adding the oxygen gas into the sulfuric acid waste water under a pressure load of 0.10 MPa to
0.20 MPa.

US Pat. No. 9,657,145

METAL ESTER POLYMER COMPOSITIONS, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE, AND USES THEREOF

THE UNIVERSITY OF CONNECT...

1. A transition metal or group II metal ester polymer comprising units of formula (I), (II), or (III):
wherein
R1 is halogen, —OH, H2O, amine, substituted or unsubstituted C1-12 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-12 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C6-12 aryl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-6 heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-12 alkynyl, or substituted or unsubstituted C2-12 alkynyl;

R2 and R3 are each independently C1-12 alkoxy, amine, monoC1-12 alkyl amine, or di C1-12 alkyl amine;

X is Ca, Cd, Cu, Zn, or a combination thereof;
A is a substituted or unsubstituted C1-36 hydrocarbylene, a divalent heteroaryl, or an ether; and

m is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 9,656,938

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

Givaudan S.A., Vernier (...

1. An aryl-substituted alkanal compound having a molecular weight of less than 300 g/mol and which bears a substituent on
the aryl ring ortho to a substituent bearing the aldehyde functionality, represented by formula 3
wherein
R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent H or methyl;

R4 is H, or when R5 is H, R4 is an iso-butyl, sec-butyl or linear, saturated or unsaturated, unsubstituted or substituted, optionally with cyclopropyl
groups, C5-C7 alkyl or alkenyl residue; and

R5 is H, or when R4 is H, R5 is an iso-butyl, sec-butyl or linear, saturated or unsaturated, unsubstituted or substitute, optionally with cyclopropyl groups,C5-C7 alkyl or alkenyl substituent;

or at least one compound selected from 5-isobutyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-indene-2-carbaldehyde and 3-(1,1,6-trimethyl-2,3-dihydro-1H-inden-5-yl)propanal;
and wherein said aryl-substituted alkanal compound is not 3-(5-(tert-butyl)-2-methylphenyl)propanal, 3-(5-(tert-butyl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal,
3-(5-isopropyl-2-methylphenyl)propanal, 3-(5-isopropyl-2-methylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, 3-(5-ethyl-2-methylphenyl)propanal,
3-(5-ethyl-2-methylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, 3-(4-(tert-butyl)-2-methylphenyl)propanal, 3-(4-(tert-butyl)-2-methylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal,
3-(4-isopropyl-2-methylphenyl)propanal, 3-(4-isopropyl-2-methylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, 3-(4-ethyl-2-methylphenyl)propanal,
3-(4-ethyl-2-methylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, or a compound of formula 3

wherein R1 through R5 is independently H or methyl.

US Pat. No. 9,660,273

LIQUID PHASE MODIFICATION OF SOLID OXIDE FUEL CELLS

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A solid oxide fuel cell, comprising:
an electrolyte;
an anode;
and a cathode,
wherein at least one electrode has been modified with a promoter, selected from the group consisting of Pr, Ce, Sn, Sm, Gd
or combinations thereof, using liquid phase infiltration and wherein the anode is pre-reduced at a temperature from about
400° C. to about 800° C. in a reducing atmosphere containing 1-100% hydrogen or other reducing gas atmospheres.

US Pat. No. 9,689,076

METHOD OF CLEANING TURBINE BLADES

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. Process for cleaning contaminating silicon dioxide off of turbine blades, said process being carried out in a dry vacuum
process that takes place at elevated temperature inside a high vacuum furnace, and in which at least some of the silicon dioxide
on the turbine blades is removed by a gas with reductive action, characterised in that the silicon dioxide to be removed is
reduced selectively to silicon monoxide in a reduction reaction by the gas with reductive action, which consists of hydrogen
gas or carbon monoxide respectively containing a quantity of H2O or CO2 below a quantity necessary for a redox balance of the silicon dioxide, is vaporised in a vacuum, and is pumped out in gas
form, wherein a residence time of the turbine blades in the high vacuum furnace is selected to be until the time when a SiO
concentration of the silicon monoxide is reduced correspondingly as a quantity of the silicon dioxide falls toward an end
of the reduction reaction.
US Pat. No. 9,688,567

LITHIUM DISILICATE-APATITE GLASS CERAMIC WITH TRANSITION METAL OXIDE

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. Lithium disilicate-apatite glass ceramic, which comprises lithium disilicate as main crystal phase and apatite as further
crystal phase, and which comprises divalent oxide selected from the group of CaO, SrO and mixtures thereof and transition
metal oxide selected from the group of oxides of transition metals with an atomic number from 39 to 79 and mixtures thereof,
wherein the molar ratio of divalent oxide to transition metal oxide is in the range of from 1.0 to 20.0.
US Pat. No. 9,688,598

HYDROFORMYLATION PROCESS

DOW TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT...

1. A hydroformylation process comprising
contacting in a first reactor train CO, H2, and a first feed stream comprising an olefin in the presence of a hydroformylation catalyst in a reaction fluid under hydroformylation
conditions sufficient to form at least one aldehyde product,

contacting in at least one additional reactor train CO, H2, and at least one additional feed stream comprising an olefin, in the presence of a hydroformylation catalyst in a reaction
fluid under hydroformylation conditions sufficient to form at least one aldehyde product, wherein the additional reactor train
is operated in parallel to the first train, and

removing an effluent stream comprising the reaction fluid from each train and passing the effluent streams from at least 2
reactor trains to a common product-catalyst separation zone,
wherein the olefin composition of the first feed stream is different from the olefin composition of at least one additional
feed stream and wherein the hydroformylation conditions in the first reactor train are different from the hydroformylation
conditions in at least one additional reactor train.
US Pat. No. 9,657,083

COMPOSITION COMPRISING A MIXTURE OF CD95-FC ISOFORMS

Apogenix AG, Heidelberg ...

1. A composition comprising a mixture of fusion protein isoforms, said fusion protein comprising (i) at least an extracellular
cluster of differentiation 95 (CD95) domain or a functional fragment thereof and (ii) at least an Fc domain or a functional
fragment thereof, distributing within a pI range of 4.0-8.5, wherein the isoforms are different forms of the same fusion protein
differing by a single amino acid substitution and/or by post-translational modification, and the mixture inhibits apoptosis.
US Pat. No. 9,657,347

NUCLEIC ACID MELTING ANALYSIS WITH SATURATION DYES

University of Utah Resear...

1. A PCR reaction mixture for analyzing a target nucleic acid, comprising:
oligonucleotide primers configured for amplifying at least a portion of the target nucleic acid to generate an amplicon, the
oligonucleotide primers comprising a first primer and a second primer, the first primer being operable to hybridize to the
amplicon at a first locus and the second primer being operable to hybridize to the amplicon at a second locus, the target
nucleic acid comprising at least one of a first allele and a second allele;

a thermostable polymerase;
an unlabeled probe comprising a nucleic acid having a nucleic acid sequence complementary to at least a portion of the first
allele, the unlabeled probe being configured to hybridize to at least one nucleic acid strand of the amplicon between the
first locus and second locus of the amplicon, the unlabeled probe being blocked at its 3?-end to prevent extension of the
unlabeled probe during amplification, the unlabeled probe being operable to hybridize to the first allele so as to form a
first duplex and to hybridize with at least one mismatch to the second allele so as to form a second duplex, such that the
unlabeled probe binds differentially to the first and second alleles; and

a dsDNA binding dye having a percent saturation of at least 90%, the dsDNA binding dye being operable to bind the first duplex
comprising the unlabeled probe hybridized to the first allele and the second duplex comprising the unlabeled probe hybridized
to the second allele, the dsDNA binding dye being provided at a concentration suitable for distinguishing between the first
duplex and the second duplex by melting curve analysis of a signal produced by the dsDNA binding dye during melting of the
first duplex and the second duplex, wherein redistribution of the dsDNA binding dye during melting is insufficient to obscure
lower temperature melting transitions, and wherein at the concentration provided, the dsDNA binding dye does not significantly
inhibit amplification of the target nucleic acid,

wherein the unlabeled probe and the dsDNA binding dye are free in solution, the unlabeled probe and dsDNA binding dye being
operable for detecting a double-stranded nucleic acid using the dsDNA binding dye without immobilizing the unlabeled probe
or the amplicon, the double-stranded nucleic acid comprising a strand of the amplicon hybridized to the unlabeled probe.

US Pat. No. 9,655,832

COSMETIC COMPOSITION FOR RESTORING LIPIDIC LAYER OF THE STRATUM CORNEUM IN ORTHORHOMBIC

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. An oil-in-glycol cosmetic composition comprising sucrose stearate, behenyl alcohol, at least one glycol butylene, sucrose
tristearate, and arginine; wherein the composition restores the cutaneous barrier.

US Pat. No. 9,693,200

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF PROVIDING DATA SERVICE ACCORDING TO A USER'S FUTURE LOCATION

Vodafone IP Licensing Lim...

1. A method for controlling data service for a user of a telecommunication network, the method comprising:
retrieving data associated with historical behavior of the user within the telecommunication network;
predicting, based on said data and on a current user location within the telecommunication network, a future user location
within the telecommunication network;

performing a determination of network capability at the future user location to identify a degradation in telecommunication
network link quality at the determined future user location;

modifying, in response to the identified degradation in network link quality, a configuration of the telecommunication network
and/or a service parameter associated with the user; and

performing, in response to the step of modifying, at least two of the following:
prioritizing specified data services over other data services;
communicating service-related data from the telecommunication network to user equipment associated with the user for storage
in the user equipment, such that the service-related data is cached in the user equipment for use during a time period when
the user is in the determined future user location within the network; and

maintaining any calls and web-browsing sessions provided by the telecommunications network at a pre-determined level.

US Pat. No. 9,692,161

WIRE AND CIRCUIT BOARD ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR

HARTING ELECTRONICS GMBH,...

1. An electrical connector comprising an insulating body and at least one electrical contact element,
wherein the insulating body has at least one cavity, which in the insulating body forms a first part formed as an insertion
region and a second part formed as a contact region,

wherein the contact element comprises an unitary, flat and planar stamped piece having a first contact side and a second contact
side both lying in a same plane,

wherein the first contact side of the contact element is adapted for contacting a PC board and the second contact side is
adapted for contacting an electrical conductor in an insulation-penetrating manner,

wherein the contact element is arranged in the cavity of the insulating body such that the first contact side is arranged
in the insertion region and the second contact side is arranged in the contact region,

wherein the first contact side of the contact element is flat and planar, fork-shaped and forms two contact arms,
wherein the contact arms form two opposed contact points,
wherein the contact arms of the contact side of the contact element are mirror-symmetrical to each other in both horizontal
and vertical planes, and
wherein
the second contact side of the contact element is flat and planar, and is arranged laterally relative to the symmetry of the
first contact side.

US Pat. No. 9,691,578

RELAY ASSEMBLY WITH EXHAUST COVER

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. A relay assembly comprising:
a housing;
a relay enclosed within the housing;
an exhaust cover that is positioned in an opening of the housing and adjacent to the relay; and
a retaining structure having a first retaining structure portion adjacent to the exhaust cover and a second retaining structure
portion adapted to attach the relay assembly to an equipment rack, wherein the exhaust cover is adapted to move in a direction
away from the relay and away from the equipment rack in response to a pressure generated inside the housing by the relay,

wherein the retaining structure is coupled to the housing such that the first retaining structure portion extends from the
housing in the direction away from the relay and away from the equipment rack,

wherein the exhaust cover has a thickness such that the exhaust cover is sufficiently flexible to be moved in the direction
away from the relay in response to the pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,690,448

USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING SELECTABLE SOFTWARE FUNCTIONALITY CONTROLS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO A SELECTED OBJECT

Microsoft Corporation, R...

1. A method for providing a user interface for a software application, the method comprising:
displaying in a ribbon-shaped interface for the software application, a first section comprising selectable top-level functionality
tabs associated with a task-based functionality of the software application;

upon receiving a selection of one of the top-level functionality tabs, displaying in the ribbon-shaped user interface, a second
section containing a first set of selectable controls organized underneath a currently selected top-level functionality tab,
wherein the first set of selectable controls corresponds to the task-based functionality of the currently selected top-level
functionality tab, at least one of the selectable controls within the first set of selectable controls is presented as a graphic
representation and a textual representation, and the second section persists during editing of the electronic document;

displaying underneath the ribbon-shaped user interface, a third section for displaying and editing at least a portion of an
electronic document;

receiving an indication to insert an object from the software application into the portion of the electronic document displayed
in the third section;

inserting the object into the portion of the electronic document displayed in the third section; and
in response to inserting the object, displaying adjacent to the selectable top-level functionality tabs, during the editing
of the object in the electronic document, an additional top-level functionality tab in the first section, the additional tab
corresponding to software functionality associated with editing the selected object in the electronic document, wherein the
additional top-level functionality tab was not displayed prior to insertion of the object.

US Pat. No. 9,689,797

MICROSCOPY IMAGING STRUCTURE WITH PHASE CONJUGATED MIRROR AND THE METHOD THEREOF

National Central Universi...

1. A microscopy imaging structure with a phase conjugated mirror configured for use with biomedical tissue that is opaque
so as to prevent projecting light therethrough, comprising:
a first beam splitter, having a first input end, a first light guide end and a first output end;
an objective lens, being disposed in a light path of the first light guide end;
a phase conjugated mirror, being disposed in a light path of the first output end; and
a conjugated probe beam, being generated from inside the biomedical tissue that is opaque to light projecting therethrough
in a light path of the first light guide end and projected from the said biomedical tissue through the objective lens to the
first light guide end, wherein the conjugated probe beam is configured as a focused light emitted from inside of the biomedical
tissue such that the biomedical tissue appears illuminated by a conjugated light projecting from behind the biomedical tissue.

US Pat. No. 9,689,565

RECESSED LUMINAIRE ADJUSTMENT MECHANISM

ABL IP Holding LLC, Deca...

1. An adjustment mechanism for a directional recessed luminaire comprising:
a tilt adjustment screw engaged with a bearing ring of a directional recessed luminaire, the tilt adjustment screw being oriented
in a vertical direction and accessible for rotation by a tool inserted through an open center of the bearing ring, the tilt
adjustment screw being configured to adjust a vertical tilt of a lamp carrier frame supported on the bearing ring, to vertically
lift or lower a direction of light from a light source in the lamp carrier frame, with respect to an area to be illuminated
by the light source;

a rotation adjustment screw engaged with the bearing ring in an adjacent position to the tilt adjustment screw, the rotation
adjustment screw being oriented in the vertical direction and accessible for rotation by the tool inserted through the open
center of the bearing ring, the rotation adjustment screw being configured to adjust a horizontal angle orientation of the
lamp carrier frame by rotating the bearing ring, to horizontally rotate the direction of light from the light source, with
respect to the area to be illuminated;

a follower in threaded engagement with the tilt adjustment screw, the follower being configured to travel in the vertical
direction on the tilt adjustment screw when the tilt adjustment screw is rotated;

a drive link connected to both the follower and a first linkage of a four bar linkage adjustment mechanism of the directional
recessed luminaire, the drive link being configured to transfer force from the follower to the first linkage when the tilt
adjustment screw is rotated;

the first linkage and a second linkage of the four bar linkage adjustment mechanism, being configured to pivot about respective
first and second anchor points on a third linkage that is part of the bearing ring;

the first and second linkages being pivotally connected to respective first and second pivots on a fourth linkage of the four
bar linkage adjustment mechanism, the fourth linkage being part of the lamp carrier frame that supports the light source of
the directional recessed luminaire; and

the pivoting of the first and second linkages, being configured to move the fourth linkage, lamp carrier frame, and light
source along a path defined by the four bar linkage adjustment mechanism, when the tilt adjustment screw is rotated.

US Pat. No. 9,688,173

SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR VEHICLES AND METHOD FOR FITTING VEHICLE PARTS WITH SUSPENSION

Grammer AG, Amberg (DE)

1. A suspension system for a vehicle seat, comprising:
at least a first and a second part, the two parts being mounted to one another via at least one arm such that the two parts
are oscillatorily movable and spring-loaded with respect to one another;

a closed hydropneumatic circuit comprising:
a hydraulic medium circulating in a flow direction in the closed hydropneumatic circuit;
at least one control element that is connected to at least one of the two parts, the at least one control element having the
hydraulic medium in a first hydraulic volume and having an action surface that is configured to move in at least one direction,
which causes the two parts to move with respect to one another, wherein the first hydraulic volume of the at least one control
element and the action surface are operably connected; and

at least one first hydropneumatic spring having a gaseous medium in a gas volume at a gas pressure and having the hydraulic
medium in a second hydraulic volume at a hydraulic pressure; and

wherein a change in the gas pressure of the at least one first hydropneumatic spring causes a change in the hydraulic pressure
of the hydraulic medium, which changes a force acting on the action surface of the at least one control element.

US Pat. No. 9,687,949

DUST COLLECTION ATTACHMENT SYSTEM FOR HANDHELD POWER TOOLS

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A dust collection attachment system for use with a power tool having an elongated housing with a nose portion with a rotary
output shaft, the nose portion being configured to have an accessory device mounted thereon, said system comprising:
a flexible dust hose attachable to the accessory device for removing dust and particles from the immediate area of the accessory
device, the accessory device having a dust exhaust port for connection with said hose; and

a hose support removably attached to a rear end portion of the power tool opposite the nose portion thereof for supporting
said dust hose, said support having a releasable retaining clasp and a flexible tab on one end, said releasable retaining
clasp being inserted in and connected to an aperture defined by said rear end of the power tool and released from said aperture,
said support also including an open-ended hose retaining clip attached to said releasable retaining clasp and configured to
receive at least a portion of said dust hose,

wherein said hose retaining clip has a recess for receiving said dust hose, said opening being formed by side walls that extend
slightly beyond half of the circumference of said dust hose, which side walls then flare outwardly from one another, and said
recess is generally in the shape of a cylindrical opening between said flared side walls, a diameter of said cylindrical opening
is generally the same as the outside diameter of said dust hose, and

wherein said dust hose has an outer surface configuration with a plurality of spaced apart annular ribs and said hose retaining
clip has at least one circumferential rib extending radially inwardly into said recess, the circumferential rib being configured
to extend between two adjacent ribs of said dust hose ribs to prevent lengthwise movement of said dust hose relative to said
hose support.

US Pat. No. 9,687,852

SUPPORT FOR BIOCONTAINER BAG

PALL CORPORATION, Port W...

1. A support for a biocontainer bag including an impeller to be placed in a tote comprising:
(a) a base plate having opposing sides, a bottom, a front end and a rear end, and including a generally centrally located
first opening; and an offset second opening located near the front end; the first opening having a first diameter; the offset
second opening having a second diameter, the second diameter being less than the first diameter; the base plate further comprising
a notch at the rear end, wherein the notch allows alignment with a tote; wherein the base plate bottom has angled contoured
strips such that, when the base plate is placed in the tote, the base plate has a high point and a low point, the low point
being located at the offset second opening;

(b) first and second opposing side walls, hingedly connected to respective opposing sides of the base plate, each side wall
having an upper portion and a lower portion, and a horizontally arranged hinge between the upper portion and the lower portion,
and including at least one opening suitable for grasping the side wall and/or including a strap for carrying the support while
transporting the biocontainer bag to and/or from the tote; and,

(c) a front wall, hingedly connected to the front end of the base plate, the front wall having an upper portion and a lower
portion, and a horizontally arranged hinge between the upper portion and the lower portion, wherein the front wall has tabs
including retainer slots, and the side walls each have a receiving slot, wherein the tabs on the front wall are insertable
into the receiving slots to engage the front wall and side walls together in place; the support further comprising retainers
placeable in the retainer slots, allowing the front wall to be temporarily locked to the side walls after the tabs on the
front walls are inserted into the receiving slots.

US Pat. No. 9,661,705

POWER CONVERSION APPARATUS FOR DECREASING NUMBER OF PINS

Power Forest Technology C...

1. A power conversion apparatus, comprising:
a power conversion circuit, converting an input voltage into an output voltage, and having a power switch, wherein a control
terminal of the power switch receives a pulse width modulation signal, and the power switch switches a self conduction state
according to the pulse width modulation signal to convert the input voltage into the output voltage;

a light-emitting unit, coupled to the power conversion circuit, and receiving the output voltage to emit light;
a control chip, coupled to the power conversion circuit and the light-emitting unit, and having a multi-function pin and a
feedback pin, wherein the multi-function pin and the feedback pin respectively receive a dimming signal and a feedback signal
reflecting an output current of the light-emitting unit, and the control chip determines whether to generate the pulse width
modulation signal according to the dimming signal and the feedback signal based on a duty ratio of the dimming signal;

a current detection circuit, coupled to the power switch, and detecting a current flowing through the power switch to output
a current detection signal to a current/overvoltage detection pin of the control chip, wherein the control chip further adjusts
the pulse width modulation signal according to the current detection signal; and

an overvoltage detection circuit, coupled to the power conversion circuit and the current/overvoltage detection pin, and detecting
an overvoltage appeared in the voltage conversion circuit to output an overvoltage detection signal to the current/overvoltage
detection pin, such that the control signal executes an overvoltage protection operation according to the overvoltage detection
signal.

US Pat. No. 9,661,635

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, BASE STATION, USER TERMINAL, PROCESSOR, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM FOR INTER-TERMINAL COMMUNICATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication control method used in a cellular mobile communication system in which inter-terminal communication that
is direct radio communication capable of being performed between user terminals, comprising:
determining, by a base station, maximum transmission power in accordance with propagation loss between the base station and
a first user terminal, wherein the maximum transmission power is permitted in the inter-terminal communication;

individually transmitting, from a base station to the first user terminal in a state where a radio connection with a network
is established, maximum power information indicating the maximum transmission power;

notifying, by the first user terminal performing the inter-terminal communication, a second user terminal performing the inter-terminal
communication with the first user terminal of transmission power of a first radio signal including data of the second user
terminal, when the first user terminal transmits the first radio signal to the second user terminal;

measuring, by the second user terminal, received power of the first radio signal; and
controlling, by the second user terminal, transmission power in transmitting a second radio signal to the first user terminal
on a basis of a difference between the measured received power and the notified transmission power.

US Pat. No. 9,660,995

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR COMBATING DEVICE THEFT WITH USER NOTARIZATION

The University of North C...

1. A method for controlling access to an electronic resource using interactive video notarization, the method comprising:
providing a supplicant video notarization system (VNS) application executable on a supplicant device for initiating an interactive
video call between a supplicant and a notary as a condition to the supplicant accessing a protected electronic resource stored
locally on a mobile device, wherein the supplicant VNS application is configured to select the notary from social networking
contacts of the supplicant; and

providing a notary VNS application executable on a remote notary device through which the notary receives the interactive
video call and interacts with the supplicant via the interactive video call to confirm an identity of the supplicant and that
video of the supplicant provided in the interactive video call is live, wherein the notary VNS application includes an interface
that requires the notary to indicate whether the supplicant appears to be a correct owner of the mobile device based on the
interactive video call in order to prevent reverse-engineering credentials of the owner.

US Pat. No. 9,660,403

CONNECTOR FOR DEVICES FOR CREATING MOSAICKED DISPLAY SYSTEMS, AND DISPLAY MOSAIC SYSTEMS COMPRISING SAME

Revolution Display, LLC, ...

1. A connector designed and configured to operatively connect together first and second electronic modules when the first
and second electronic modules are directly abutting one another, wherein the first electronic module includes a first back
face and a first recess formed in the first back face and containing a first recessed receptacle having at least one first
interface point and a first interior shape, and the second electronic module includes a second back face and a second recess
formed in the second back face and containing a second recessed receptacle having at least one second interface point and
a second interior shape, the connector comprising:
a rigid body having first and second ends spaced from one another, wherein:
the first end is designed and configured to matingly engage the first recess and has a first exterior shape that conformally
abuts the first interior shape when the first end is matingly engaged with the first recess; and

the second end is designed and configured to matingly engage the second recess and has a second exterior shape that conformally
abuts the second interior shape when the second end is matingly engaged with the second recess;

at least one third interface point located at the first end of the rigid body, the at least one third interface point designed
and configured to operatively interface with the at least one first interface point of the first recessed receptacle on the
first electronic module when the first end is matingly engaged with the first recess; and

at least one fourth interface point located at the second end of the rigid body, the at least one fourth interface point designed
and configured to operatively interface with the at least one second interface point of the second recessed receptacle on
the second electronic module when the second end is matingly engaged with the second recess.

US Pat. No. 9,658,763

BANKING SYSTEM CONTROLLED RESPONSIVE TO DATA BEARING RECORDS

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. An apparatus comprising:
a processor;
a touch screen display having an input surface;
wherein the processor, in response to detecting a predefined finger movement on the input surface, outputs a plurality of
numeric characters in a sequence on the touch screen display until the predefined finger movement is no longer detected; and

wherein the processor determines a numerical value is a last numerical value that was output on the touch screen display when
the predefined finger movement was no longer detected.

US Pat. No. 9,658,743

USER INTERFACE FOR DISPLAYING SELECTABLE SOFTWARE FUNCTIONALITY CONTROLS THAT ARE RELEVANT TO A SELECTED OBJECT

Microsoft Corporation, R...

1. A method for providing software functionality in a logically organized user interface, the method comprising:
providing a plurality of tabs, each tab representing a subset of software functionality controls;
receiving a first indication of selection of a first tab of the plurality of tabs;
displaying, in response to the first indication of selection, a first set of logically grouped selectable controls associated
with the selected first tab, each selectable control being associated with a textual representation and a graphical representation;

receiving a second indication of selection of a picture object;
replacing, in response to the second indication of selection, the first set of logically grouped selectable controls with
a second set of logically grouped selectable controls corresponding to picture editing functionality; and

adjusting a display size of each logically grouped set of selectable controls to accommodate a size of the user interface,
wherein adjusting the display size of each logically grouped set of selectable controls comprises collapsing the at least
one logical grouping when the user interface lacks sufficient space for displaying each selectable control within the at least
one logical grouping.

US Pat. No. 9,658,421

ARMOR ELEMENT FOR A FLEXIBLE LINE INTENDED TO BE PLACED IN AN EXPANSE OF WATER, AND ASSOCIATED FLEXIBLE LINE, METHOD AND PROCESS

TECHNIP FRANCE, (FR)

1. A flexible line configured for placement in an expanse of water, including:
a longitudinal body;
at least one armor layer formed with a helical winding of at least one armor element, the armor element comprising:
a plurality of longitudinal carbon fiber filaments;
a polymeric matrix receiving the filaments and binding the filaments together, the matrix forming a ribbon configured to be
wound around a longitudinal body of the flexible line;

at least one optical fiber received in the matrix, the optical fiber having an elongation at break of more than 2%, as measured
with the ASTM-D 885-03 standard.

US Pat. No. 9,656,907

LOW EXPANSION GLASS FILLER, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME AND GLASS FRIT INCLUDING THE SAME

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A laser sealing glass frit, comprising:
a mixture comprising a vehicle, a glass powder, and a glass filler having a transmittance of 80% or greater at a wavelength
ranging from 630 to 920 nm,

the glass filler being made from a base material composition comprising SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3 and CaCO3 by melting, cooling and then crushing the base material composition,

wherein the laser sealing glass frit is adapted for application between first and second glass substrates to form a seal between
the first and second substrates.

US Pat. No. 9,655,720

POLYMERIC HEART VALVE

The Research Foundation f...

1. A polymeric valve, comprising:
a stent having a base and a plurality of outwardly extending posts from the base which are substantially equidistant from
each other; and

a plurality of leaflets each connected to a corresponding one of the posts at one end, and each of the leaflets connected
to the base, each of the leaflets having an operative end opposite the end connected to the post, the operative ends of the
leaflets being biased in a closed position such that the operative ends abut each other, the operative ends being configured
to rhythmically open and close in relation to each other, and the leaflets including multiple cross sectional thicknesses
at different portions of the leaflets,

wherein the leaflets are connected to the base at a first end, and comprise a middle portion between the first end and the
operative end,

wherein a first portion between the first end and the middle portion is thinner than the first end,
wherein the middle portion is about the same thickness as the first end,
wherein a second portion between the middle portion and the operative end is about the same thickness as the first portion,
wherein the operative end is about the same thickness as the first end,
wherein the leaflets comprise a polymer material of multiple cross sectional thicknesses, and
wherein the first end, the first portion, the middle portion, the second portion and the operative end are aligned from the
first end to the operative end.

US Pat. No. 9,655,653

VERTEBRAL COLUMN-STABILIZING SYSTEM AND SURGICAL FASTENING ELEMENT FOR A VERTEBRAL COLUMN-STABILIZING SYSTEM

Aesculap AG, (DE)

1. A surgical fastening element for a spinal column stabilization system that includes at least two fastening elements and
at least one connecting element, said surgical fastening element comprising:
a fastening section;
a holding section with a connecting element receptacle; and
a fixing element fixable on the holding section for fixing the connecting element in the connecting element receptacle,
wherein the fixing element carries a holding down element for holding the connecting element down in the connecting element
receptacle,

wherein the fixing element comprises a pre-determined break-off point which separates a proximal fixing element section and
a distal fixing element section,

wherein the holding down element is rotatably mounted on the proximal fixing element section;
wherein the holding down element is held on the fixing element so as to be immovable or substantially immovable relative to
the fixing element in the axial direction, and

wherein the holding down element bears against the proximal fixing element section.
US Pat. No. 9,688,735

DESIGNER OSTEOGENIC PROTEINS

Wyeth LLC, Madison, NJ (...

1. A designer BMP comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 12 or SEQ ID NO:70.
US Pat. No. 9,657,228

PERFORMANCE BOOSTING UV-ABSORBING COMPOUNDS

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A method of preparing a UV-absorbing compound that comprises the steps: (a) selecting a UV absorber having at least one
hydroxyl group, primary amine, or secondary amine group, and further comprising one or more of a ?-aminobenzoic derivative,
benzophenone derivative, benzotriazole derivative, benzimidazole derivative, camphor derivative, cinnamate, quinone, salicylate,
or triazine derivative, (b) selecting a preformed ene graft reaction product formed from an ene graft reaction between an
anhydride coupling agent and an unsaturated fatty acid, (c) creating a mixture comprising the components of steps (a) and
(b), and (d) heating said mixture to a temperature from about 50° C. to about 250° C.
US Pat. No. 9,657,125

REACTIVE MONOMER FOR A COATING AND/OR REACTIVE COATING

ISP INVESTMENTS LLC, Wil...

1. A composition comprising at least one reactive monomer, wherein said reactive monomer is a functionalized 4- or 5-vinyl
substituted regioisomer of 1,2,3-triazole, and wherein the composition is a lithographic ink, a flexographic ink, a gravure
ink, a letterpress ink, a screening printing ink, an ink-jet printing ink, an electrophotographic ink, an intaglio printing
ink, or a collotype printing ink.

US Pat. No. 9,692,262

SUSPENSION STRUCTURES

GE Energy Power Conversio...

1. A support structure for the stator of a rotating electrical machine comprising:
an external support frame located outside of the stator and comprising annular structural members, a cylindrical outer housing
and annular end plates, wherein each axial end of the stator is indirectly connected to the annular structural members at
separate mounting locations equally spaced around a circumference of the stator;

at least one pair of sandwich anti-vibration mounts disposed at each mounting location axially inward of the annular structural
members, and each including a plurality of layers sandwiched together wherein the plurality of layers includes elastomeric
layers interleaved with rigid plates, the at least one pair is located between the external support frame and a part of the
stator such that the at least one sandwich anti-vibration mount experiences compression loading in a substantially tangential
direction of the stator and radial shear loading in a substantially radial direction of the stator during operation of the
rotating electrical machine, wherein the compression loading applied during the operation of the rotating electric machine
includes a combination of static compression loads and dynamic compression loads and the sandwich anti-vibration mount having
a compression axis, wherein one sandwich anti-vibration mount of the at least one pair experiences a torque-load when a rotor
of the rotating electric machine rotates in one direction and the other sandwich anti-vibration mount of the at least one
pair experiences a torque-load when the rotor of the rotating electric machine rotates in the opposite direction, and wherein
the layers are further compressed when the compression load applied is greater than the static compression loads, and uncompressed
when the compression load applied is less than the static compression loads such that the elastomeric layers in one sandwich
anti-vibration mount of the at least one pair are compressed while the elastomeric layers in the other sandwich anti-vibration
mount of the at least one pair are uncompressed;

wherein each sandwich anti-vibration mount has a stiffness characteristic for compression loading Kc and a stiffness characteristic
for radial shear loading Krs; and

wherein each sandwich anti-vibration mount is pre-loaded with a predetermined compression load including a static compression
load applied substantially along the sandwich anti-vibration mount's compression axis.

US Pat. No. 9,691,998

SINGLE-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBES/QUANTUM DOT HYBRID STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USE OF THE HYBRID STRUCTURES

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA RES...

1. A structure comprising:
a substrate,
a network of single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs), wherein the SWCNTs are substantially aligned, or, alternatively, wherein
the SWCNTs are oriented in a crossbar formation with the SWCNTs at least partially orthogonally distributed, wherein the orientation
of the SWCNTs is controlled by the direction of a unidirectional stream of nitrogen during successive drying cycles, and

a plurality of quantum dots (QDs) on the network of SWCNT, wherein the quantum dots are in contact with the SWCNTs in the
network providing a SWCNT/QD network.

US Pat. No. 9,690,849

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING ATYPICAL LANGUAGE

Thomson Reuters Global Re...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:
analyzing a first cluster of conceptually-related portions of text to identify a probability for each of the one or more portions
of texts within the first cluster of conceptually-related portions of text, wherein the first cluster of conceptually-related
portions of text comprises one or more financial documents and each of the one or more financial documents comprises one or
more financial document sections and each of the one or more financial document sections comprises one or more sentences,
and wherein the probability is calculated based on the number of occurrences of a given token of a given sentence of a given
financial document of the first cluster of conceptually-related portions of text;

developing a model based on the one or more probabilities corresponding to the one or more portions of texts within the first
cluster of conceptually-related portions of text;

calculating an abnormality score for each of the one or more sentences of the one or more financial document sections of a
first identified conceptually-related portion of text as compared to the model; and

transmitting a second identified conceptually-related portion of text based upon the abnormality score satisfying a threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,689,731

FLUID METERS

Itron Global SARL, Liber...

1. A meter comprising:
a totalizer comprising an electronic circuit and a metering screen;
a cap at least partially covering the totalizer, the cap comprising a window to facilitate viewing of data of the metering
screen; and

a screen cover being mounted on the cap and movable between an open position and a closed position in order to cover the metering
screen, wherein the electronic circuit comprises a sensor to detect a magnet for determination of the open position or the
closed position of the screen cover, and wherein the determination of the open position or the closed position controls scrolling
of data of the metering screen, wherein determination of a number of successive closures of the screen cover defines a context
to select a parameter corresponding to the number of successive closures, the parameter to be displayed on the metering screen,
and wherein the magnet is over-molded into a protrusion of the screen cover that extends from an inner surface of the screen
cover.

US Pat. No. 9,689,455

AIR SPRING MODULAR PISTON

Firestone Industrial Prod...

1. A modular piston assembly as used in an associated air spring assembly that includes an associated bellows that rolls over
an external surface of the piston assembly, the modular piston assembly having a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a first piston portion adapted to fasten to an associated air spring bellows, the first piston portion including a first portion
wall with:

an end surface disposed transverse to the longitudinal axis;
an outer periphery disposed radially outward of the end surface and extending in a first axial direction over an axial length,
the axial length terminating at an outer distal edge disposed a first distance away from the end surface; and,

at least one ring member disposed radially inward of the outer periphery, the at least one ring member extending in the first
axial direction and terminating at a ring distal edge disposed a second distance away from the end surface that is greater
than the first distance of the outer distal edge such that the ring distal edge is axially offset from the outer distal edge
in the first axial direction; and,

a second piston portion, separate from the first portion, that is adapted to fasten to an associated mounting component, the
second piston portion including a second portion wall with:

an outer periphery extending axially between a first outer edge and a second outer edge, the first outer edge intended for
orientation toward the associated mounting component, the second outer edge spaced a first distance from the first outer edge
in a second axial direction that is opposite the first axial direction; and,

at least one ring member disposed radially inward of the outer periphery, the at least one ring member extending in approximate
alignment with the longitudinal axis and including a first ring edge spaced a second distance from the first outer edge in
the second axial direction with the second distance being less than the first distance of the second outer edge such that
the second outer edge is axially offset from the first ring edge in the second axial direction.

US Pat. No. 9,688,571

METHOD OF FABRICATING LIGHT EXTRACTION SUBSTRATE FOR ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A method of fabricating a light extraction substrate for an organic light-emitting device, the method comprising:
applying water glass on a surface of a glass substrate;
heat-treating the water glass applied on the surface of the glass substrate such that the surface of the glass substrate is
roughened;

removing the heat-treated water glass from the glass substrate; and
forming a planarization layer of a glass frit on the roughened surface of the glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,687,753

MULTI-REFRIGERATOR HIGH SPEED CRYOPUMP

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

15. A method of cryopumping with a cryopump, the method comprising:
cooling a condensing surface of the cryopump with a first refrigerator having at least first and second stages, a cold end
of the first stage operating at a first temperature;

cooling a radiation shield of the cryopump with a second refrigerator operating at a second temperature; and
maintaining a difference between the first and second temperatures with a thermal coupling between the first and second refrigerators,
the thermal coupling formed by a bridge conductor restricted to form a thermal choke that restricts heat flow, the thermal
coupling being a plate separated from and not defined by a housing of the cryopump,

wherein the thermal coupling is distinct from the radiation shield and coupled to the radiation shield.

US Pat. No. 9,661,609

RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICE

INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH, ...

1. A radio communication device, comprising:
a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Cellular Wide Area radio communication
technology;

a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in accordance with a Short Range radio communication technology;
a first processor configured to control the first transceiver to receive and transmit data packets during at least one data
transmission frame; and

a second processor configured to control the second transceiver to receive and transmit data packets during the at least one
data transmission frame based on at least one desensing threshold for the second transceiver;

wherein after transmission by the first transceiver has begun, the first processor is further configured to stop the first
transceiver from transmitting a data packet during the entirety of the at least one data transmission frame to allow unilateral
transmission by the second transceiver during the at least one data transmission frame; and wherein the first processor is
further configured to control the first transceiver to not transmit a data packet during at least a time period provided for
a first transmission of a respective data packet transmitted by the second transceiver in accordance with the second data
transmission frame only if a predefined number of retransmissions of a data packet by the first transceiver is transmitted
in accordance with the first data transmission frame.

US Pat. No. 9,661,376

VIDEO ERROR CONCEALMENT METHOD

Polycom, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method of digitally encoding a video bitstream to facilitate the concealment of errors caused by loss of some portion
of the video bitstream, the method comprising:
inserting redundant information in the video bitstream on an ongoing basis, wherein the redundant information comprises a
map specifying whether each block was coded using intra or inter coding and redundant motion vectors for each inter coded
block; and

overlapping the redundant information over a plurality of packets such that at least one packet contains redundant information
corresponding to two or more previous packets,

wherein the redundant information is inserted into the bitstream at the request of a receiver.

US Pat. No. 9,661,065

DETERMINATION OF DATA OBJECT EXPOSURE IN CLOUD COMPUTING ENVIRONMENTS

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.,...

1. A method of indicating data object exposure in a cloud computing environment, comprising:
receiving information about a data object from the cloud computing environment;
analyzing the information to determine a plurality of exposure characteristics for the data object, wherein each exposure
characteristic of the plurality of exposure characteristics comprises one or more items of the information that indicate exposure
of the data object, and wherein the exposure of the data object comprises accessibility of the data object beyond what is
desired by an interested party to the data object; and

determining an indication of the exposure of the data object based on the plurality of exposure characteristics.

US Pat. No. 9,660,349

MULTIFERROIC SURFACE ACOUSTIC WAVE ANTENNA

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A multiferroic antenna element comprising:
a resonator assembly comprising a magnetoelastic resonator that transform an electromagnetic wave into mechanical oscillations
corresponding to a frequency of the electromagnetic wave;

an electroelastic substrate operably coupled to the magnetoelastic resonator to transform the mechanical oscillations into
an electrical output; and

an electrode assembly operably coupled to the electroelastic substrate to allow monitoring of the electrical output.

US Pat. No. 9,658,748

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING STATES OF COMPUTER SCREEN AND CONTROLLING MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

RSUPPORT CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A method of managing a plurality of screen states of a computer and a touch screen mobile communication terminal, the method
comprising:
executing a mobile control program and a computer control program respectively installed on the mobile communication terminal
and the computer, causing the computer to remotely control the mobile communication terminal;

establishing a session between the mobile communication terminal and the computer;
detecting, by an operating system of the mobile communication terminal, a predetermined user input at the mobile communication
terminal or an absence of user input at the mobile communication terminal for a predetermined amount of time, while the computer
remotely controls the mobile communication terminal;

activating, by the operating system of the mobile communication terminal, a sleep mode of the mobile communication terminal
in response to the detection of the predetermined user input or the absence of user input, while the computer remotely controls
the mobile communication terminal;

transmitting, by the mobile control program, a sleep signal to the computer when the operating system of the mobile communication
terminal activates the sleep mode of the mobile communication terminal in response to the detection of the predetermined user
input or the absence of user input, while the computer remotely controls the mobile communication terminal;

switching, by the computer control program, a screen display unit of the computer to a corresponding sleep mode in response
to receiving the sleep signal at the computer from the mobile communication terminal, while the computer remotely controls
the mobile communication terminal;

setting, by the computer control program, a sensing area on the screen display unit when the screen display unit is switched
to the corresponding sleep mode in response to receiving the sleep signal at the computer from the mobile communication terminal,
while the computer remotely controls the mobile communication terminal;

transmitting, by the computer control program, a restoration signal to the mobile communication terminal when a manipulation
is sensed in the sensing area of the screen display unit; and

inputting, by the mobile control program, a manipulation signal into the operating system of the mobile communication terminal
in response to receipt of the restoration signal, the manipulation signal disabling the sleep mode of the mobile communication
terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,658,696

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTING USER INTERFACE OF THE ELECTRONIC DEVICE

FIH (HONG KONG) LIMITED, ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:
a touchscreen;
a three-axis accelerometer;
at least one processor; and
a storage device storing one or more programs, which when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor
to:

activate the three-axis accelerometer to detect three-axis acceleration values of the electronic device;
determine a handheld gesture of the electronic device according to the detected three-axis acceleration values;
calculate a screen size of the touchscreen and calculate a reduction proportion for a user interface displayed on the touchscreen
according to the calculated screen size;

confirm a new location of the user interface on the touchscreen according to the determined handheld gesture; and
resize the user interface according to the calculated reduction proportion, and adjust a display of the resized user interface
according to the confirmed new location;
wherein the determining of the handheld gesture comprises:
determining a first handheld gesture that represents the electronic device is vertically handheld by a right hand, when an
acceleration value “x” is greater than a first acceleration threshold and an acceleration values “y” is less than or equal
to a second acceleration threshold based on a predetermined coordinate system comprising an x-axis and a y-axis;

determining a second handheld gesture that represents the electronic device is horizontally handheld by the right hand, when
the acceleration value “x” is greater than or equal to the first acceleration threshold and the acceleration value “y” is
less than a negative value of the second acceleration threshold;

determining a third handheld gesture that represents the electronic device is vertically handheld by a left hand, when the
acceleration value “x” is greater than the first acceleration threshold and the acceleration values “y” is greater than or
equal to the second acceleration threshold; or

determining a fourth handheld gesture that represents the electronic device is horizontally handheld by the left hand when
the acceleration value “x” is less than or equal to the first acceleration threshold and the acceleration value “y” is greater
than the second acceleration threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,658,346

COMPTON CAMERA

WASEDA UNIVERSITY, Tokyo...

1. A Compton camera comprising:
a scattering detection unit including a scatterer to cause incident radiation to undergo Compton scattering and detecting
Compton scattering of the radiation at the scatterer;

an absorption detection unit including an absorber to absorb radiation incident after undergoing Compton scattering at the
scatterer and detecting absorption of the radiation at the absorber;

a signal processing unit obtaining an image of a radiation source based on coincident detection events of Compton scattering
of radiation at the scattering detection unit and absorption of radiation at the absorption detection unit; and

a first shield unit provided between the scattering detection unit and the absorption detection unit and configured, among
forward-scattered radiation being radiation that has undergone Compton scattering in a forward direction at the scatterer,
and back-scattered radiation being radiation that has passed through the scatterer without being scattered or absorbed and
has thereafter undergone Compton scattering in a backward direction at the absorber, to selectively allow the forward-scattered
radiation to pass and to selectively block the back-scattered radiation.

US Pat. No. 9,658,151

SYSTEM FOR VIEWING SAMPLES THAT ARE UNDERGOING ELLIPSOMETRIC INVESTIGATION IN REAL TIME

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

1. A camera system (C) for viewing, as opposed to providing a beam (B) of electromagnetic radiation to conduct measurements
on a surface of a sample (SAM), in functional combination with a reflectometer, ellipsometer, polarimeter or the like system
(ES):
wherein said reflectometer, ellipsometer, polarimeter or the like system (ES) comprises:
a) an illuminating source (LS) of a beam of electromagnetic radiation;
c) a stage (STG) for supporting a sample;
d) a detector (DET);
such that in use said illuminating source (LS) of a beam of electromagnetic radiation causes a beam of electromagnetic radiation
to interact with a sample (SAM) placed on said stage (STG) and reflect into said detector (DET), such that sample characterizing
data is produced thereby, said beam of electromagnetic radiation defining an “X”-“Z” plane in an orthogonal “X”, “Y” and “Z”
axis system;

and said camera system (C) for monitoring the surface of said sample comprises:
e) a camera sensor plate (CS);
f) a focusor (FM);
each of said camera sensor plate (CS), focusor (FM) and sample supporting stage (STG) each being oriented in identifiable
planes, wherein:

the plane of the camera sensor plate (CS) refers to the orientation of its surface;
the plane of the sample supporting stage (STG) refers to the orientation of its surface; and
the plane of the focusor (FM) is perpendicular to its optical axis;
such that in use when said camera (C) is positioned to observe a sample placed on said stage for supporting a sample along
a camera viewpoint locus (VL), said camera viewpoint locus forms an angle alpha ( ) with respect to the plane of said camera
sensor plate, and proceeds from said camera sensor plate along a substantial perpendicular to the plane of said focusor and
along its optical axis, and such that said camera viewpoint locus further forms an oblique angle of incidence beta ( ) with
respect to a normal to a surface of said sample, said camera being offset in both “Y”, and “Z” directions from said “X”-“Z”
plane;

said camera sensor plate (CS), focusor (FM) and stage (STG) for supporting a sample (SAM) being oriented with respect to one
another such that a projected perpendicular to the plane of the camera sensor plate, a projected plane of the sample (SAM)
surface and a projected plane of the focusor (FM) intersect at a common point, and such that the following condition is substantially
met:

Tan(?)=(X?f)/f Tan(?);

where “X” is the distance from the camera sensor plate (CS), at the point at which said beam passes therethrough, to a center
of said focusor (FM), and “f” is the focal length of said focusor (FM) and where alpha (?) and beta (?) were defined above;

such that, in use the camera (C) provides a focused view of the sample (SAM) over the area thereof viewed, while ellipsometric
or the like data is acquired at small angles-of-incidence that are unatainable when the camera is present along the “Z” axis
where it physically interferes with the positioning of said illuminating source (SAM) of a beam of electromagnetic radiation
and said detector;

said system further including a contrast developing system comprising:
a camera illumination source (S);
a first beam splitter (BS1);

at least one reflector (M);
a compensating system (C?);
a second beam splitter (BS2);

such that in use said camera illuminating source (S) directs a beam of electromagnetic radiation at said first beam splitter
(BS1), that in turn directs first (B1) and second (B2) beams of electromagnetic radiation exiting therefrom, the first (B1) reflecting from said sample (SAM), and the second beam (B2) at said at least one reflector (M) from which it reflects, such that said first (B1) and second (B2) beams reflected from said sample (SAM) and said at least one reflector (M) respectively, converge onto said second beam
splitter (BS2) and interact with each other, to the end that a beam reflected from said second beam splitter (BS2) is directed onto said camera sensor plate (CS), such that said camera sensor plate (CS) is presented with an image forming
beam of electromagnetic radiation that presents with increased contrast, as compared to that when said contrast developing
system is not present.

US Pat. No. 9,656,929

CO-EXTRACTION SYSTEMS FOR SEPARATION AND PURIFICATION OF BUTADIENE AND ISOPRENE

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A co-extraction system for separating and purifying butadiene and isoprene from a C4 hydrocarbon mixture comprising butadiene and a C5 hydrocarbon mixture comprising isoprene, comprising:
(a) a C5 purification column to receive a C5 hydrocarbon mixture comprising isoprene and separate the light ends of the C5 hydrocarbon mixture from the heavy ends (C5+) hydrocarbons;

(b) an extraction zone, comprising:
(i) a mainwasher column to receive the light ends of the C5 hydrocarbon mixture, a C4 hydrocarbon mixture comprising butadiene, and an extractive solvent, wherein butadiene and isoprene are co-extracted from
the C4 and C5 hydrocarbon mixtures by using the extractive solvent to provide a crude butadiene product, C4 acetylenes, and a crude isoprene product; and

(ii) a rectifier column to receive the crude butadiene product, the crude isoprene product, the extractive solvent, and the
C4 acetylenes, wherein the crude butadiene product is separated from the crude isoprene product, the extractive solvent, and
the C4 acetylenes;

(c) a distillation zone, comprising a butadiene finishing column to receive the crude butadiene product, wherein 1,3-butadiene
is purified from the crude butadiene product;

(d) a degassing zone, comprising a degasser column to receive the crude isoprene product, the extractive solvent, and the
C4 acetylenes, wherein the extractive solvent is separated from the crude isoprene product and the C4 acetylenes; and

(e) an isoprene finishing column to receive the crude isoprene product and the C4 acetylenes, wherein isoprene is purified from the crude isoprene product and the C4 acetylenes.

US Pat. No. 9,656,698

MOVEABLE CAB FAIRINGS

Firestone Industrial Prod...

1. A transport vehicle, comprising:
a cab;
a trailer carried by said cab, said cab and said trailer forming a gap therebetween; and
a fairing carried by said cab and at least partially covering said gap, said fairing including a first fairing panel including
a track with a slot formed therein and a second fairing panel including a pin which is slidably held within said slot, one
of said first fairing panel and said second fairing panel being slidable relative to the other of said second fairing panel
and said first fairing panel between a first coverage state and a second coverage state.

US Pat. No. 9,656,673

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NAVIGATING A VEHICLE TO A DEFAULT LANE

Mobileye Vision Technolog...

1. A driver assist navigation system for a vehicle, the system comprising:
at least one image capture device configured to acquire a plurality of images of an area in a vicinity of the vehicle;
a data interface; and
at least one processing device configured to:
receive the plurality of images via the data interface;
determine from the plurality of images a current lane of travel and at least one other available travel lane;
identify, based on the plurality of images and data received from a global positioning system, a predetermined default travel
lane among the current lane of travel and the at least one other available travel lane; and

cause the vehicle to change lanes if the current lane of travel is not the same as the predetermined default travel lane.

US Pat. No. 9,656,452

METHOD OF FORMING AN ACOUSTIC BOND PANEL WITH INSERTABLE ACOUSTIC ASSEMBLIES

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A method for manufacturing a bond panel, comprising:
laying up a top skin on a tool comprising a mandrel;
laying out a core on the top skin;
laying up back skin to create an assembly comprising the top skin, the core, and the back skin;
placing the assembly in a bag to provide a bagged assembly;
placing the bagged assembly in an autoclave; and
subjecting the bagged assembly to a pressure and a temperature for a determined amount of time, wherein the back skin, the
core, and the top skin are co-cured in a single autoclave pressurization and heating operation,

wherein the mandrel is configured to form a cavity in the top skin that is capable of receiving an acoustic insert assembly;
applying a first adhesive to the cavity; and
inserting the acoustic insert assembly in the cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,656,380

POWER TOOL WITH ACCESSORY CHANGE TOOL STORAGE

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A power tool comprising:
a housing including a generally cylindrical main body portion and a nose portion;
a motor supported in the main body portion of the housing;
an output shaft coupled to the motor and having an end portion that extends from the nose portion of the housing;
a tool holder secured to the end portion of the output shaft, the tool holder including a fastener member, the fastener member
including a drive structure and being configured to move between a first position and a second position with respect to the
tool holder, the fastener member being configured to allow an accessory tool to be installed and removed from the tool holder
when at the first position and to fixedly secure an accessory tool to the tool holder when at the second position;

an accessory change tool including a driver portion and a handle portion, the driver portion being pivotably connected to
the handle portion and including a drive structure that is configured complementary to the drive structure of the fastener
member, the handle portion and the driver portion being configured to pivot with respect to each other between a folded configuration
and a deployed configuration, in the deployed configuration, the handle portion extends outwardly from the driver portion
to facilitate grasping of the handle portion by a user, in the folded configuration, the handle portion is positioned adjacent
the driver portion; and

a retainer assembly incorporated into the housing and configured to releasably retain the accessory change tool on the housing
with the accessory change tool in the folded configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,689,014

USE OF LYSOZYME AS A TAG

MORPHOSYS AG, Planegg (D...

1. A method for the production of an isolated monomeric polypeptide or protein, said method comprising the steps of
(a) expressing said monomeric polypeptide or protein as a fusion protein in a host cell, wherein said fusion protein comprises
said monomeric polypeptide or protein and lysozyme, and wherein said fusion protein is secreted from the host cell into cell
culture supernatant; and

(b) isolating said secreted fusion protein from the cell culture supernatant.

US Pat. No. 9,693,458

PRINTED WIRING BOARD, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PRINTED WIRING BOARD AND PACKAGE-ON-PACKAGE

IBIDEN CO., LTD., Ogaki-...

1. A method for manufacturing a printed wiring board, comprising:
forming a resin insulation layer on an interlayer resin insulation layer such that the resin insulation layer has a plurality
of first opening portions exposing a plurality of conductive circuits formed in a central portion of the interlayer resin
insulation layer and a plurality of second opening portions exposing a plurality of conductive circuits formed in a peripheral
portion of the interlayer resin insulation layer;

forming a plurality of solder bumps in the plurality of first opening portions such that the plurality of solder bumps is
formed on the plurality of conductive circuits in the central portion of the interlayer resin insulation layer, respectively;

forming a plating resist over the solder bumps and the resin insulation layer such that the plating resist has a plurality
of resist opening portions having diameters greater than diameters of the plurality of second opening portions and exposing
the plurality of second opening portions;

forming a seed layer on the plating resist such that the seed layer is formed on the plating resist, in the resist opening
portions and on the conductive circuits exposed through the second opening portions;

applying electrolytic plating on the plating resist such that an electrolytic plating material fills the resist opening portions
and forms an electrolytic plated film on the plating resist via the seed layer and a plurality of metal posts in the resist
opening portions, respectively;

etching the electrolytic plating material such that the electrolytic plated film on the plating resist is removed and a plurality
of recess portions is formed on surfaces of the metal posts in the resist opening portions, respectively;

applying surface-treatment on the recess portions formed on the surfaces of the metal posts prior to removing of the plating
resist; and

removing the plating resist,
wherein the surface-treatment comprises forming a plurality of Ni/Pd/Au films on the recess portions of the metal posts, respectively,
or forming a plurality of Ni/Au films on the recess portions of the metal posts, respectively.

US Pat. No. 9,693,402

MODULAR LED-LIGHTING SYSTEM

Tridonic AG, Ennenda (CH...

1. A modular LED lighting having a first module (1), to which an AC input voltage (9) can be supplied and which has a first submodule (A), a second submodule (B), and a control unit (G), wherein:
the first submodule (A) is configured to convert the AC input voltage (9) to a DC voltage to be supplied to the second submodule (B);

the second submodule (B) is an insulated energy-transferring DC/DC converter and comprises an inverter (14), a resonant circuit (15), a transformer (19), which isolates an DC output voltage (5) electrically from the AC input supply voltage (9), and a rectifier (22); and

several second modules (2), each second module (2) of the several second modules (2) having a further submodule (C) and a control unit (E), wherein the further submodule (C) of the second module (2) is supplied with the DC output voltage (5) of the first module (1), and is a clocked constant-current source which is controlled by the control unit (E) of the second module (2) and wherein the several second modules (2) are selectively selectable for switching off the selected second modules (2); and

an LED module (F) which has at least one LED path (8) and which is supplied by the further submodule (C).

US Pat. No. 9,693,399

DETECTION OF MELT ADJACENT TO THE EXTERIOR OF THE BUSHING IN AN INDUCTION CHANNEL FURNACE

INDUCTOTHERM CORP., Ranc...

1. A method of detecting the presence of a molten metal adjacent to the exterior surface of a bushing in an induction channel
furnace, the method comprising the step of forming an electrical circuit from a voltage source electrically connected to an
arrangement of spaced apart and interconnected electrical conductors disposed at least partially around the exterior surface
of the bushing, the voltage source connected to an electric ground potential, the arrangement of spaced apart and interconnected
electrical conductors separated from a molten metal channel in the induction channel furnace by a refractory, the molten metal
channel containing the molten metal at the electric ground potential, and the molten metal adjacent to the exterior surface
of the bushing flowing from a breach in the refractory from the molten metal channel.

US Pat. No. 9,692,850

INTEGRATING COMPLEX DATA STRUCTURES INTO COLLABORATION ENVIRONMENTS

SUCCESSFACTORS, INC, So....

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, a request to create a collaboration group around a first complex data structure belonging
to a Customer Relationship Management hierarchy in an external system;

retrieving, by the computing device Open Data standardized data of the first complex data structure including metadata associated
with the first complex data structure, from the external system;

creating, by the computing device from the Open Data standardized data, a reconstructed hierarchy mirroring the Customer Relationship
Management hierarchy;

determining, by the computing device, a first object consumption definition for an object type corresponding to the first
complex data structure;

applying, by the computing device, the first object consumption definition to the Open Data standardized data to determine
from the reconstructed hierarchy one or more complex data structures having a relationship to the first complex data structure;

creating, by the computing device, a first collaboration group around the first complex data structure, the first collaboration
group including the determined one or more related complex data structures, wherein the collaboration group is associated
with a collaboration environment; and

applying, by the computing device, a second object consumption definition to the Open Data standardized data to determine
a second collaboration group to share with the first collaboration group based upon the creation of the first collaboration
group from an at risk opportunity.

US Pat. No. 9,692,685

HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK SYSTEM, NETWORK APPARATUS, AND RENDEZVOUS PATH SELECTION METHOD THEREOF

Institute For Information...

1. A network apparatus for use in a heterogeneous network system, the heterogeneous network system comprising the network
apparatus and a plurality of partner network apparatuses, the network apparatus comprising:
a storage unit, being stored with at least one weight table, wherein the at least one weight table is associated with a network
service condition;

at least one transceiving interface, wherein the at least one transceiving interface has an interface type, is directly connected
to at least one neighboring network apparatus, measures at least one first transmission parameter, and receives a plurality
of second transmission parameters, wherein the at least one neighboring network apparatus is one of the partner network apparatuses,
the at least one first transmission parameter is associated with transmission from one of the at least one transceiving interface
to one of the at least one neighboring network apparatus, the second transmission parameters is associated with transmission
from a first network apparatus to a second network apparatus neighboring the first network apparatus, the first network apparatuses
is one of the partner network apparatuses, and the second network apparatuses is one of the partner network apparatuses and
the network apparatus; and

a processor, being electrically connected to the storage unit and the at least one transceiving interface and configured to
select one of the at least one weight table as a selected weight table, enumerate a plurality of paths from the network apparatus
to a target network apparatus, and calculate a path cost for each of the plurality of paths according to the selected weight
table and at least a portion of a combination of the at least one first transmission parameter and the second transmission
parameters, wherein the target network apparatus is one of the partner network apparatuses;

wherein the plurality of partner network apparatuses comprises at least one partner transceiving interface and the at least
one partner transceiving interface has an interface type, and

wherein the interface types are not all the same.

US Pat. No. 9,692,625

METHOD TO INCREASE DATA RATE/ROBUSTNESS BY USING TERNARY PRECODED SIGNALS FOR TRANSMISSION

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A method for modulation of a signal with first binary data, wherein the first binary data include a sequence of first binary
numbers, wherein each first binary number comprises either a first binary numerical value or a second binary numerical value,
and wherein the method comprises:
generating ternary data that includes a sequence of ternary numbers, wherein each ternary number comprises a first, second,
or third ternary numerical value, and

modulating a phase of the signal with the ternary data, wherein the phase of the signal can assume M different phase states,
where M>2, and wherein the first, second, and third ternary numerical values correspond to first, second, and third state
transitions between the M phase states,

wherein in the first state transition, a phase state is maintained, and the second state transition and third state transition
produce a change in the phase state,

wherein generating ternary data comprises generated the ternary data such that:
all first binary numbers with the first binary numerical value are allocated to ternary numbers with the first ternary numerical
value, and

all first binary numbers with the second binary numerical value are allocated to ternary numbers with the second or third
ternary numerical value so that in the sequence of ternary numbers, the second ternary numerical value does not directly follow
the third numerical value and vice versa.

US Pat. No. 9,692,452

DATA DEDUPLICATION WITH ADAPTIVE ERASURE CODE REDUNDANCY

Quantum Corporation, San...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-executable instructions that when executed by a computer
control the computer to perform a method, the method comprising:
accessing unique data produced by a data deduplication system;
identifying a property of the unique data, and
manipulating, based at least in part on the property, a generator matrix representation of an encoding graph associated with
an erasure encoder, where manipulating the generator matrix includes controlling a number of elements in the generator matrix
or controlling the value of one or more elements in the generator matrix, where a non-zero entry in the generator matrix represents
a node/edge probability distribution;

generating, using the erasure encoder, a set of W erasure code symbols for the unique data, where the erasure code symbols
are generated according to an X/Y erasure code policy, W, X, and Y being integers, W being greater than or equal to X, W being
less than or equal to Y, and where W, X, or Y depend, at least in part, on the property of the unique data, where W, X, or
Y are directly proportional to the property; and

selectively storing members of the set of W erasure code symbols on Z different data storage devices, where Z is a function
of a second property of the unique data, where the second property includes a size of the unique data, an age of the unique
data, a cost to replace the unique data, or a user-assigned value, where the value of the second property may vary over time,
Z being an integer.

US Pat. No. 9,692,122

MULTI LEVELED ACTIVE ANTENNA CONFIGURATION FOR MULTIBAND MIMO LTE SYSTEM

ETHERTRONICS, INC., San ...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a first active modal antenna adapted for operation at a plurality of first antenna modes, each of said first antenna modes
having a distinct antenna radiation pattern;

a second active modal antenna adapted for operation at a plurality of first second antenna modes, each of said second antenna
modes having a distinct antenna radiation pattern;

a processor coupled to the first and second modal antennas and configured to vary antenna modes thereof;
at least one conductor coupling the first modal antenna with the second modal antenna in a multi-input multi-output (MIMO)
configuration; and

one or more active tuning blocks coupled to at least one of said first and second modal antennas, said active tuning blocks
individually comprising one or more switches, filters, tunable components or passive components for altering a length of the
conductor connecting the first and second modal antennas; and

said processor further coupled to the one or more active tuning blocks and adapted to generate control signals for communicating
therewith for configuring the active tuning blocks; and

at least one of said first and second active modal antennas comprising:
a driven antenna element positioned above a circuit board forming an antenna volume therebetween,
a first parasitic element positioned within the antenna volume and coupled to a first active element, the first parasitic
element and first active element being configured to induce a shift in a frequency response of the driven antenna element,
and

a second parasitic element positioned outside of the antenna volume and adjacent to the driven element and coupled to a second
active element, the second parasitic element and second active element being configured for steering the radiation pattern
of the driven antenna element.

US Pat. No. 9,691,871

PROCESS FOR FORMING A LAYER OF EQUIAXED TITANIUM NITRIDE AND A MOSFET DEVICE HAVING A METAL GATE ELECTRODE INCLUDING A LAYER OF EQUIAXED TITANIUM NITRIDE

STMicroelectronics (Croll...

1. A method, comprising:
depositing a gate oxide layer over a substrate;
depositing a work function metal nitride layer over the gate oxide layer;
depositing a gate electrode layer over the work function metal nitride layer;
wherein depositing the work function metal nitride layer comprises using a deposition process that produces the work function
metal nitride layer with equiaxed grains.

US Pat. No. 9,691,512

CHOPPER DISC AS WELL AS DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Airbus DS GmbH, Taufkirc...

1. A chopper disc for a device for the processing of neutron beams, the chopper disc comprising:
a concentric, hollow cylindrical recess configured to receive a hub for connection to a pivot bearing;
a concentric absorber area configured to absorb neutrons striking the chopper disc;
at least one window in the concentric absorber area through which the neutrons of the neutron beam can pass; and
a plurality of the carbon fibers extending continuously from an outer periphery of the chopper disc nearly radially in a direction
of the concentric, hollow cylindrical recess, wherein the plurality of carbon fibers contact the concentric, hollow cylindrical
recess tangentially, wherein each of the plurality of the carbon fibers terminates at the outer periphery;

a further plurality of the carbon fibers extending continuously from the at least window of the chopper disc nearly radially
in a direction of the concentric, hollow cylindrical recess, wherein the further plurality of carbon fibers contact the concentric,
hollow cylindrical recess tangentially, wherein each of the further plurality of the carbon fibers terminates at the at least
one window.

US Pat. No. 9,690,291

AIRCRAFT SIDESTICK PRIORITY AND DUAL INPUT CONTROL LOGIC

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A flight control system for an aircraft, comprising:
a processor that processes a plurality of inputs from the aircraft, that contains a plurality of control laws that control
operation of the aircraft, and that provides a plurality of outputs that control a plurality of devices located on the aircraft;

a pair of first input devices, a first one of the first input devices controlled by a pilot of the aircraft, a second one
of the first input devices controlled by a co-pilot of the aircraft, each one of the first input devices being operable to
input a first control signal to the processor to cause the aircraft to be in a momentary first priority control condition;
and

a pair of second input devices located apart from the pair of first input devices, a first one of the second input devices
controlled by a pilot of the aircraft, a second one of the second input devices controlled by a co-pilot of the aircraft,
each one of the second input devices being operable to input a second control signal to the processor to cause the aircraft
to be in a momentary second priority control condition.

US Pat. No. 9,690,089

MAGNIFYING OBSERVATION APPARATUS, MAGNIFIED IMAGE OBSERVING METHOD AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A magnifying observation apparatus comprising:
a placement stage having a placement surface for placing an object;
a camera configured to acquire an observation image of the object placed on the placement surface, the camera configured to
sequentially acquire the observation images in response to starting an asynchronous process as performing a first process;

a microscope lens optically coupled to the camera;
a z-axis stage lift configured to change a relative height between the microscope lens and the placement surface along a first
direction orthogonal to the placement surface or in parallel with the optical axis, the z-axis stage lift configured to automatically
change the relative height from a first relative height to a second relative height so as to sequentially acquire the observation
images at the different relative heights in response to starting the asynchronous process as performing a second process,
the first process and the second process being synchronously or asynchronously performed as a moving acquiring process;

an xy-axis movable coupler configured to change a relative position between the placement stage and the microscope lens along
a second direction in parallel with the placement surface;

a display configured to display an image with respect to the observation image;
a buffering memory configured to store the observation image, the buffering memory configured to sequentially receive the
observation images sequentially acquired at the different relative heights by the camera in the asynchronous process; and

a controller operably coupled to the camera, the display and the buffering memory, configured to:
sequentially synthesize the observation images read from the buffering memory in response to starting the asynchronous process
as performing an image synthesis process, the observation images being sequentially acquired at the different relative heights,
and

generate a synthetic image, as the image with respect to the observation image, by sequentially synthesizing the observation
images;

wherein the image synthesis process by the controller and the moving acquiring process by the camera and the z-axis stage
lift are asynchronously performed in parallel and simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 9,690,073

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

Ability Opto-Electronics ...

1. An optical image capturing system, in order along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens having positive refractive power;
a second lens having refractive power;
a third lens having refractive power; and
an image plane;
an aperture and an image sensor on the image plane,
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of the three lenses with refractive power;
at least two of the three lenses each has at least an inflection point on at least a surface thereof;
the third lens has an object-side surface, which faces the object side, and an image-side surface, which faces the image side,
and

both the object-side surface and the image-side surface of the third lens are aspheric surfaces;
wherein the optical image capturing system satisfies:
1.2?f/HEP?6.0; and

0.5?HOS/f?3.0; and

0.5?InS/HOS?1.1; and

0
where f1, f2, and f3 are focal lengths of the first lens to the third lens, respectively;
f is a focal length of the optical image capturing system;
where InS is a distance in parallel with the optical axis between the aperture and the image plane; and
HIF is a distance perpendicular to the optical axis between any inflection point and the optical axis,
HOI is a height for an image formation of the optical image capturing system,
HEP is an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system; and
HOS is a distance in parallel with the optical axis from an object-side surface of the first lens to the image plane.

US Pat. No. 9,689,614

METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT COMBUSTION IN AN INDUSTRIAL FURNACE

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method for combustion in an industrial furnace, the interior of which is caused to be heated by a matrix of downwards
directed roof burners arranged in at least two rows in the roof of the industrial furnace, wherein the roof burners are driven
with a fuel and a first oxidizer to heat a material in the interior of the furnace, comprising:
providing the matrix of downwards directed roof burners in the roof;
arranging at least one oxidizer lance in a sidewall of the furnace;
supplying a second oxidizer with an oxygen content of at least 85 percent by weight in the form of a jet traveling at at least
sonic velocity to the interior of the furnace through the at least one oxidizer lance;

running the jet of the second oxidizer in a horizontal plane above the material between and essentially parallel with two
consecutive rows of the roof burners; and

balancing an amount of the second oxidizer supplied per time unit so that the oxygen content supplied via the second oxidizer
constitutes at least 50 percent by weight of total supplied oxygen per time unit in the furnace.

US Pat. No. 9,689,328

MULTI-LEVEL SKIP FIRE

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A method of controlling the operation of an internal combustion engine having a plurality of working chambers to deliver
a desired output, wherein each working chamber has at least one intake valve that is cam-actuated and at least one exhaust
valve, the method comprising:
operating the engine in a dynamic firing level modulation mode that causes selected low working cycles to be fired at a low
torque output and selected high working cycles to be fired at a high torque output, wherein decisions whether to fire each
working cycle at a high or low torque output are dynamically determined during operation of the engine on a firing opportunity
by firing opportunity basis; and

adjusting an air charge for each fired working cycle based on whether the high or low torque output was selected for such
fired working cycle.

US Pat. No. 9,688,033

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WORKING AN OPTICAL LENS

1. Method for processing an optical lens, comprising the steps of:
marking a block piece for a lens that is to be processed with at least one marking for positioning of the lens on the block
piece, and

using the at least one marking for positioning of the lens on the block piece,
wherein said at least one marking is applied using laser light,
wherein the block piece is processed in a shape-imparting manner before marking,
wherein the lens is connected to the block piece after marking and then is processed in a shaped-imparting manner with a turning
tool and

wherein processing of the block piece, marking of the block piece, and processing of the lens are carried out in the same
device.

US Pat. No. 9,661,369

CLIP SCHEDULING WITH CONFLICT ALERT

Tribune Broadcasting Comp...

1. A method comprising:
a computing device accessing a first list that includes ordered clip identifiers C1 . . . Cn;

the computing device accessing a second list that includes ordered player identifiers P1 . . . Px, wherein x
the computing device determining that a clip identifier Cm of the clip identifiers C1 . . . Cn is restricted to being assigned a player identifier Pz from the player identifiers P1 . . . Px;

the computing device making a first determination that a clip identifier Cp is a next one of the clip identifiers C1 . . . Cn after the clip identifier Cm to have a player-identifier assignment-restriction;

responsive to the computing device making the first determination, the computing device (i) determining that the clip identifier
Cp is restricted to being assigned a player identifier Py from the player identifiers P1 . . . Px, and (ii) matching with each clip identifier Cm+1 . . . Cp in reverse order a respective one of the player identifiers P1 . . . Px selected in a reverse ordered and looping fashion starting with the player identifier Py;

the computing device making a second determination that the clip identifier Cm+1 has been matched with the player identifier Pz; and

responsive to the computing device making the second determination, the computing device causing an alert to be output.

US Pat. No. 9,660,779

METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING REFERENCE SIGNAL

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A method for transmitting a reference signal, wherein the method comprises:
determining, by the network side, sub-frames for carrying reference signals;
determining, by the network side, pilot ports of the reference signals; and
transmitting, by the network side, the reference signals, configured on the pilot ports, in the determined sub-frames,
wherein all the determined pilot ports comprise at least one row of horizontal pilot ports and one column of vertical pilot
ports, and the reference signals configured on the horizontal pilot ports are horizontal reference signals, whereas the reference
signals configured on the vertical pilot ports are vertical reference signals;

wherein the horizontal reference signals and the vertical reference signals are Channel State Information-Reference Signals,
CSI-RS's, defined in the 3GPP standard;

wherein if the sub-frames carrying the horizontal reference signals and the sub-frames carrying the vertical reference signals
are the same sub-frames, determining, by the network side, the pilot ports of the reference signals comprises:

configuring, by the network side, all of antenna ports in an array of antenna ports as pilot ports and determining each row
of pilot ports as a row of horizontal pilot ports and each column of pilot ports as a column of vertical pilot ports, wherein
the array of antenna ports is an array in which antenna ports supported by a cell are arranged, and a row in the array of
antenna ports represents a horizontal direction and comprises M antenna ports, a column therein represents a vertical direction
and comprises N antenna ports, and both M and N represent positive integers no less than 1; or

virtualizing, by the network side, antennas according to the array of antenna ports into a row of pilot ports and a column
of pilot ports for which reference signals need to be configured and determining the row of pilot ports as horizontal pilot
ports and the column of pilot ports as vertical pilot ports, wherein the number of the row of pilot ports is M, and the number
of the column of pilot ports is N;

wherein determining, by the network side, each row of pilot ports as a row of horizontal pilot ports and each column of pilot
ports as a row of vertical pilot ports further comprises:

if M*N is no larger than the largest number of ports configurable for CSI-RS's, then determining, by the network side, the
same CSI-RS configuration defined in the 3GPP standard as configurations of the reference signal of each horizontal pilot
port and the reference signal of each vertical pilot port, wherein the CSI-RS configuration comprises a periodicity at which,
an offset of a sub-frame in which, and time and frequency locations at which a CSI-RS is transmitted; or

the network side allocates port numbers 15 to (15+M?1) for each row of pilot ports so that the port numbers of each row of
horizontal pilot ports are 15 to (15+M?1), and all the port numbers of the j-th column of vertical pilot ports are (15+j?1),
wherein j represents an integer and the value of j ranges from 1 to M; and the network side allocates port numbers 15 to (15+N?1)
for each column of pilot ports so that the port numbers of each column of vertical pilot ports are 15 to (15+N?1), all the
port numbers of the i-th row of horizontal pilot ports are (15+i?1), wherein i represents an integer and the value of i ranges
from 1 to N;

wherein virtualizing, by the network side, the antennas comprises:
virtualizing, by the network side, the antennas by constant antenna virtualization weights into a row of pilot ports and a
column of pilot ports for which reference signals need to be configured; and

configuring, by the network side, a row of pilot ports as a result of virtualizing the antennas as horizontal pilot ports
and a column of pilot ports as the result of virtualizing the antennas as vertical pilot ports further comprises:

if M+N is no larger than the largest number of ports configurable for CSI-RS's, then determining, by the network side, the
same CSI-RS configuration defined in the 3GPP standard as configurations of the reference signal of each horizontal pilot
port and the reference signal of each vertical pilot port.

US Pat. No. 9,660,523

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING POWER LOSS IN SWITCHED-CAPACITOR POWER CONVERTERS

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A method for controlling a variable output of a resonant switched-mode converter including an input voltage (VIN), an output voltage (VOUT), a resonant impedance (Zx), and a first, second, third and fourth clock signal respectively driving a first, second, third
and fourth switching devices, the method comprising:
(A) configuring the resonant impedance Zx in a first configuration such that a voltage across Zx is in parallel with VIN for a first time interval;

(B) configuring the resonant impedance Zx in a second configuration such that the voltage across Zx is equivalent to VIN?VOUT for a second time interval; and

(C) configuring the resonant impedance Zx in a third configuration such that energy stored within Zx is transferred to VOUT for a third time interval.

US Pat. No. 9,660,498

MOTOR MOUNT WITH IMPROVED DECOUPLING FOR VENTILATION SYSTEM

VALEO SYSTEMES THERMIQUES...

1. A mount (2) in which is housed an electric motor (3) which has a shaft (10) extending along a longitudinal axis (13), the motor (3) having a mass equilibrium line (22) transverse to the longitudinal axis (13) and passing through a center of gravity (40) of the motor (3), the mount (2) being connected to the motor (3) by a plurality of decoupling means (20) distributed around the periphery of the motor (3), wherein a longitudinal position (D2) with respect to the mount (2) of at least one decoupling means (20) and a dimension (D3) of the decoupling means (20) along the longitudinal axis (13) are determined with respect to the mass equilibrium line (22), in which the shaft (10) comprises a zone (25) for receiving a turbine (4), the mount (2) comprising an edge (17) which extends in a plane (21) on a side of the zone (25) relative to the mass equilibrium line (22), wherein a median plane (26) extends on a side opposing the zone (25) relative to the mass equilibrium line (22), and wherein the median plane (26) is a plane which divides the decoupling means (20) into two portions having a same length.

US Pat. No. 9,660,430

CONFIGURABLE ENCLOSURE

PPC BROADBAND, INC., Eas...

1. A configurable enclosure for housing broadband equipment, the configurable enclosure comprising:
a cover portion operably attached to a base portion, the base portion including a wall disposed along a perimeter of a bottom
surface of the base portion, the cover portion being configured to physically cover an interior of the configurable enclosure
in a closed position so as to prevent unauthorized access to the interior;

at least one connector configured to operably attach the cover portion to the base portion;
a removable portion of the bottom surface configured to be located in the interior of the configurable enclosure and released
from the base portion;

a pull tab positioned on the removable portion within a perimeter of the removable portion; and
a track surrounding the removable portion,
wherein through actuation of the pull tab, the removable portion and the track are separable from the base portion to release
the removable portion to create an opening on the base portion,

wherein the removable portion, the track, and a first portion of the bottom surface of the base portion surrounding the track
are structurally integrated by at least one second portion of the base portion, the second portion being thinner than at least
one of the removable portion and the first portion.

US Pat. No. 9,660,127

SPUTTERING TARGET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A sputtering target having a component composition that contains 1 to 40 at % of Ga, 0.05 to 2 at % of Na as metal element
components, and the balance composed of Cu and unavoidable impurities, wherein the sputtering target contains Na in at least
one form selected from among sodium fluoride, sodium sulfide, and sodium selenide and the content of oxygen is from 100 to
1,000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 9,660,118

LAMINATE FOR SOLAR CELL AND SOLAR CELL MODULE PRODUCED USING SAME

DAI NIPPON PRINTING CO., ...

1. A laminate, comprising:
an outermost resin layer, and
a second resin layer that comprises 30%-99.9% by mass of an ethylene-based polymer and 0.01%-3.0% by mass of a nucleating
agent, each based on the mass of the second resin layer,

wherein the outermost resin layer comprises:
an ethylene/?-olefin random copolymer having a heat of crystal fusion of from 0 to 70 J/g as measured at a heating rate of
10° C./min in differential scanning calorimetry and an ethylene/?-olefin block copolymer having a crystal melting peak temperature
of from 100 to 145° C. as measured at a heating rate of 10° C./min in differential scanning calorimetry and a heat of crystal
fusion of from 5 to 70 J/g,

wherein a crystal melting peak temperature of the ethylene-based polymer of the second resin layer, as measured at a heating
rate of 10° C./min in differential scanning calorimetry, is from 100 to 145° C., and a heat of crystal fusion of the ethylene-based
polymer of the second resin layer is from 120 to 190 J/g, and

wherein a ratio of thickness of the second resin layer to a total thickness of the laminate is 0.2 to 0.6.

US Pat. No. 9,659,750

HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYSIS GLOW DISCHARGE DEVICE

Foret Plasma Labs, LLC, ...

1. A glow discharge assembly comprising:
an electrically conductive cylindrical screen having an open end and a closed end;
a flange assembly attached to and electrically connected to the open end of the electrically conductive cylindrical screen,
the flange assembly having a hole with a first diameter aligned with a longitudinal axis of the electrically conductive cylindrical
screen;

an electrode aligned with the longitudinal axis of the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and extending through the
hole of the flange assembly into the electrically conductive cylindrical screen, the electrode having a second diameter that
is smaller than the first diameter of the hole;

an insulator that seals the hole of the flange assembly around the electrode and maintains a substantially equidistant gap
between the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and the electrode; and

a non-conductive granular material disposed within the substantially equidistant gap, wherein (a) the non-conductive granular
material allows an electrically conductive fluid to flow between the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and the electrode,
and (b) the combination of the non-conductive granular material and the conductive fluid prevents electrical arcing between
the electrically conductive cylindrical screen and the electrode during an electric glow discharge.

US Pat. No. 9,658,693

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HAPTICALLY-ENABLED INTERACTIONS WITH OBJECTS

Immersion Corporation, S...

1. A computing device comprising:
a processor;
a memory on which instructions executable by the processor are stored for causing the processor to:
receive a sensor signal associated with an interaction with a physical object that is remote from the computing device, the
interaction comprising a gesture; and

in response to the sensor signal:
determine a characteristic of the physical object;
determine the gesture;
determine a function based at least in part on the characteristic of the physical object and the gesture;
determine a haptic effect based at least in part on the function; and
transmit a haptic signal associated with the haptic effect; and
a haptic output device in communication with the processor, the haptic output device configured to receive the haptic signal
and output the haptic effect.

US Pat. No. 9,658,633

POWER MONITORING SYSTEM AND A REDUCED IMPEDANCE METHOD FOR THE POWER MONITORING SYSTEM

ELIFECONNECTION CO., LTD....

1. A power monitoring system including a plurality of power supply ports, and comprising:
an input module being provided for receiving a voltage;
a plurality of switches being electrically connected to the input module, and each switch having an address, wherein each
of said plurality of power supply ports is configured for controlling the voltage conducted with the corresponding power supply
ports, and each of said plurality of power supply ports comprises:

a first switch being electrically connected between each corresponding of the plurality of power supply ports and the input
module, wherein the first switch is a solid state relay; and

a second switch being electrically connected between each corresponding of the plurality of power supply ports and the input
module, wherein the second switch is an electromechanical relay; and

a control module being electrically connected with the plurality of switches for controlling each of the plurality of switches
according to a power consumption value that is corresponding to each the plurality of power supply ports,

wherein when the power consumption value is lower than a preset threshold value, the control module conducts the first switch
and does not conduct the second switch; when the power consumption value is higher than the preset threshold value, the control
module conducts the second switch and does not conduct the first switch.

US Pat. No. 9,657,892

SUPPORTER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

NANNING FUGUI PRECISION I...

1. A supporter, for supporting an electronic device, comprising:
a connecting body;
a pair of supporting plates rotatably connected to the connecting body, each supporting plate comprising a receiving chamber;
and

a pair of supporting arms respectively rotatably connected to the supporting plates; wherein:
when the supporter is in an open state, the pair of supporting arms are rotated to rest against each other, the pair of supporting
arms and the corresponding supporting plates respectively form an angle therebetween so that the supporting arms and corresponding
supporting plates are positioned in a manner to cooperatively support the electronic device, and

when the supporter is in a closed state, the pair of supporting arms are received in the corresponding receiving chambers.

US Pat. No. 9,656,601

COATED POLYMERIC SUBSTRATES

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

1. A rear view device for a vehicle, the rear view device comprising:
a polymeric housing having disposed therein a side turn indicator, the side turn indicator comprising at least one light element,
and

a polymeric substrate, wherein the polymeric substrate is coated with a chromium-based reflective coating and wherein the
polymeric substrate and the chromium-based reflective coating are at least in part permeable to light originating from the
at least one light element, wherein the coating is an alloy of chromium and a dopant material, the dopant material being selected
from the hexagonally close-packed transition metals, the alloy having a crystal structure of a primary body-centered cubic
phase in coexistence with a secondary omega hexagonally close-packed phase.

US Pat. No. 9,656,368

DEVICE FOR GRIPPING SUBSTRATE WITHOUT CONTACT

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A device for gripping a substrate without contact comprising:
a housing cap in which
an air inlet through which air is introduced is formed in an upper surface and communicates with a lower opening such that
the introduced air exits through the lower opening,

an undersurface surrounding the lower opening forms a horizontal surface,
a contour of the lower opening in its vertical cross section is convexly rounded such that the introduced air is guided along
the undersurface of the housing cap;

a nozzle disposed in an inner hollow space of the housing cap, wherein the nozzle has an inclined surface such that a width
of the nozzle gradually decreasing in a direction from an undersurface of the nozzle to an upper surface of the nozzle, the
undersurface of the nozzle being formed at a predetermined distance from an inner surface of the housing cap; and

an ultrasonic shaker which applies ultrasonic vibration to the housing cap,
wherein the housing cap has a protruding portion which is formed at an upper position than the undersurface of the housing
cap,

wherein the protruding portion is formed in a horizontal direction from sides of the housing cap.
US Pat. No. 9,688,753

NUCLEIC ACIDS ENCODING ANTIBODIES THAT BIND IL-23

Eli Lilly and Company, I...

1. A DNA molecule comprising a polynucleotide sequence encoding an antibody light chain polypeptide having the amino acid
sequence SEQ ID NO: 10.
US Pat. No. 9,687,507

DIALYSIS PRECURSOR COMPOSITION

Gambro Lundia AB, Lund (...

1. A dialysis acid precursor composition for use in preparation of a dialysis acid concentrate solution and for mixing with
water, a sodium containing concentrate, and a bicarbonate containing concentrate into a ready-for-use dialysis solution, the
dialysis acid precursor composition comprising:
powder components comprising glucose, at least one dry acid and at least one magnesium salt, wherein the glucose is present
as an anhydrous component in the dialysis acid precursor composition, wherein the at least one magnesium salt is present as
magnesium chloride 4.5-hydrate (MgCl2·4.5H2O), and wherein the dialysis acid composition is sealed in a container not allowing passage of an amount of moisture equal
to or above a difference in crystalline water between magnesium chloride hexahydrate and magnesium chloride 4.5-hydrate (MgCl2·4.5H2O).

US Pat. No. 9,688,588

CONTINUOUS ETHYLENE TETRAMERIZATION PROCESS

NOVA Chemicals (Internati...

1. A continuous flow process for the oligomerization of ethylene, said process comprising
I) adding ethylene and solvent to a single mixed reactor and contacting said ethylene under continuous flow oligomerization
conditions with

1) a diphosphine catalyst defined by the formula (R1)(R2)-P1-bridge-P2(R3)(R4) wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently
selected from the group consisting of hydrocarbyl and heterohydrocarbyl and the bridge is a moiety that is bonded to both
phosphorus atoms;

2) a source of Cr; and
3) an activator
II) removing a product discharge stream comprising hexene, octene, C10+ oligomers and solvent from said reactor; and
III) controlling the flow of said solvent and ethylene to said reactor such that the product discharge stream contains from
2 to 25 weight % octene, based on the weight of hexene, octene, C10+ oligomers and solvent; and
wherein said process is further characterized by i) being conducted at a catalyst concentration of from 0.3 to 5 micromolar
Cr and ii) said diphosphine catalyst is prepared and activated in-situ by combining said Cr, said activator, ethylene, and
a ligand defined by the formula (R1)(R2)-P1-bridge-P2(R3)(R4) wherein R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the
group consisting of hydrocarbyl and heterohydrocarbyl and the bridge is a moiety that is bonded to both phosphorus atoms,
within said single mixed reactor and wherein said solvent is selected from the group consisting of saturated C6 to C20 aliphatics and saturated aliphatics.

US Pat. No. 9,693,407

LED-LIGHTING SYSTEM COMPRISING AN OPERATIONAL DATA MEMORY

Tridonic AG, Ennenda (CH...

1. An LED operating circuit, in which a first module (1) powered by input voltage (9) is upstream of a second module (2), the second module (2) having a further submodule (C) supplies an LED module (F) which has one or more LED paths (8), a control unit (E) of the second module (2) being designed to access a memory (4) of the LED module (F) in order to read out an identification of the LED module (F) or in order to read out data stored in
the memory (4) and being designed to transmit said data to the first module (1) upstream of the second module (2) via a communication interface (6),
wherein downstream is a direction that electricity flows from the input voltage (9) to the LED module (F) and upstream is opposite to downstream.

US Pat. No. 9,693,376

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A signal transmission method, comprising:
acquiring, by a UE, resource position information, used for indicating the UE to transmit identification signal of the UE,
from a network side; and

determining, by the UE, a specific resource for transmitting the identification signal according to the resource position
information, and transmitting the identification signal of the UE on the specific resource;

wherein the method further comprises:
acquiring, by the UE, parameter information used for indicating the UE to transmit the identification signal from the network
side;

wherein the transmitting, by the UE, the identification signal of the UE on the specific resource comprises:
transmitting, by the UE, the identification signal of the UE on the specific resource according to the parameter information;
wherein transmitting, by the UE, the identification signal of the UE on the specific resource according to the parameter information
comprises:

monitoring, by the UE, N consecutive identification signal sub-frames, wherein the N consecutive identification signal sub-frames
are next N consecutive identification signal sub-frames beginning from the time of needing to transmit the identification
signal, and N is a positive integer; and randomly selecting, by the UE, an identification signal resource to transmit its
own identification signal if the N consecutive identification signal sub-frames are free; and/or

selecting, by the UE, a resource to transmit its own identification signal according to an indication of the resource position
information, beginning from time of needing to transmit the identification signal; and repeatedly transmitting, by the UE,
the identification signal for N times in a specific time according to repetition parameters transmitted by the network side,
after transmitting the identification signal for the first time, wherein the specific time and N are the repetition parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,692,201

OPTICAL-FIBER-BUNDLE STRUCTURE, RARE-EARTH-DOPED MULTI-CORE FIBER, CONNECTION STRUCTURE THEREFOR, METHOD FOR EXCITING RARE-EARTH-DOPED MULTI-CORE FIBERS, AND MULTI-CORE-OPTICAL-FIBER AMPLIFIER

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A connection structure for an optical-fiber-bundle structure and a rare-earth-doped multi-core fiber, wherein
the optical-fiber-bundle structure comprises a pump light optical fiber that transmits pump light, which is arranged at the
center thereof, and peripheral optical fibers, which are in a close-packed arrangement on the outer circumference of the pump
light optical fiber, wherein the diameter of the pump light optical fiber is larger than the diameter of the peripheral optical
fiber, and there are at least seven or more of the peripheral optical fibers, and at least a part of the peripheral optical
fibers is a signal light optical fiber, and the equation

is satisfied with R as a radius of the pump light optical fiber that transmits pump light at the center and r as a radius
of each of the n peripheral optical fibers; and
the rare-earth-doped multi-core fiber comprises cores, which are optically connected with the signal light optical fiber at
a predetermined pitch on a same circumference, and a cladding, which has a refractive index lower than that of the cores,
covers the cores, and are optically connected with the pump light optical fiber, wherein the cladding includes a high-refractive-index
cladding having a relatively high refractive index and a low-refractive-index cladding having a relatively low refractive
index, and the high-refractive-index cladding is on at least the outer circumference of each of the cores.

US Pat. No. 9,692,119

RADIO-FREQUENCY DEVICE AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR ENHANCING ANTENNA ISOLATION

Wistron NeWeb Corporation...

1. A radio-frequency device for a wireless communication device, comprising:
an antenna disposition area;
a grounding unit, for providing ground;
a first antenna, disposed in the antenna disposition area for transmitting or receiving a first radio signal, the first antenna
comprising:

a feed-in plate, having a feed-in part;
a first radiating element, coupled to the feed-in plate and electrically connected to the grounding unit for emitting the
first radio signal;

a first signal feed-in element, electrically connected to the feed-in part for transmitting the first radio signal to the
first radiating element via the feed-in plate such that the first radio signal is emitted via the first radiating element;
and

a metal branch, having two ends, wherein one of the ends is electrically connected to the grounding unit, and the other end
is a free end; and

a second antenna, disposed in the antenna disposition area for transmitting or receiving a second radio signal;
wherein the grounding unit between the first antenna and the second antenna is shared by the first antenna and the second
antenna, the feed-in plate is disposed in-between the metal branch and the first radiating element, and the metal branch is
used for guiding a reflected signal generated from the second antenna to the metal branch so as to enhance isolations of the
first antenna and the second antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,691,009

PORTABLE OPTICAL READER, OPTICAL READING METHOD USING THE PORTABLE OPTICAL READER, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. A portable optical reader comprising:
imaging unit configured to image a character string as a reading target;
character string recognition unit configured to recognize the character string based on an image captured by the imaging unit;
reading format storage unit configured to store a plurality of reading formats defining an attribute of a character string;
first search processing unit configured to search a first reading format matched with a character string recognized by the
character string recognition unit among a plurality of stored reading formats;

second search processing unit configured to search a second reading format in which a character string matched with the first
reading format matches as a partial character string among a plurality of stored reading formats; and

notification unit configured to notify a possibility of a reading error regarding the recognized character string based on
a search result of the second search processing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,690,722

MEMORY CONTROLLER AND MEMORY ACCESS METHOD

QUIXANT PLC, Cambridgesh...

1. A memory controller for a plurality of banks of memory,
the memory controller including an interface connectable to a bus to communicate with a processor,
the memory controller redundantly mapping the plurality of banks of memory to a memory space and includes a plurality of memory
operators, each of the plurality of memory operators being executable by the memory controller for performing a different
function on data in the memory space and/or one or more of the plurality of banks of memory, wherein, responsive to receipt
at said interface of a request from said processor for one of said memory operators, the memory controller is configured to
execute, independently of the processor, the respective memory operator on the memory space and/or one or more of the plurality
of banks of memory;

a first control pathway to provide the processor access to the memory space as a single addressable memory wherein, when first
data is stored in the single addressable memory and a duplicate of the first data is stored in one of the plurality of banks
of memory, the one of the plurality of banks of memory is not visible to the processor and the processor is not able to access
the duplicate of the first data via the first control pathway;

a second control pathway to provide the processor direct access to the data in each of said plurality of banks of memory including
the first data and the duplicate of the first data;

a pathway selection input to receive a selection of one of the first control pathway or the second control pathway to be used
for a memory access request received via the interface from the processor.

US Pat. No. 9,690,077

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, in order along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, comprising:
a first lens having positive refractive power;
a second lens having refractive power;
a third lens having refractive power;
a fourth lens having refractive power;
a fifth lens having refractive power;
a sixth lens having refractive power;
a seventh lens having refractive power; and
an image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of the seven lenses with refractive power; a maximum height for image
formation perpendicular to the optical axis on the image plane is denoted as HOI; at least one lens among the second lens
to the seventh lens has positive refractive power; the seventh lens has an object-side surface, which faces the object side,
and an image-side surface, which faces the image side, and the object-side surface and the image-side surface of the seventh
lens are aspheric surfaces;

wherein the optical image capturing system satisfies:
1.2?f/HEP?10.0;

0
0.9?2(ARE/HEP)?1.5;

where f1, f2, f3, f4, f5, f6, and f7 are focal lengths of the first lens to the seventh lens, respectively; f is a focal length
of the optical image capturing system; HEP is an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system; HOS is a distance
in parallel with the optical axis from an object-side surface of the first lens to the image plane; InTL is a distance in
parallel with the optical axis from the object-side surface of the first lens to the image-side surface of the seventh lens;
for any surface of any lens, ARE is a profile curve length measured from a start point where the optical axis passes therethrough,
along a surface profile thereof, and finally to a coordinate point of a perpendicular distance where is a half of the entrance
pupil diameter away from the optical axis.

US Pat. No. 9,689,942

QUANTITATIVE NMR CLINICAL ANALYZERS WITH AUTOMATIC NMR TEMPERATURE SENSITIVITY COMPENSATION THAT ACCOMMODATE LARGE AMBIENT OPERATIONAL TEMPERATURE RANGES

LipoScience, Inc., Ralei...

1. A method of operating an NMR analyzer, comprising:
placing an in vitro biosample in a bore of an NMR spectrometer;
electronically obtaining NMR signal associated with the sample from an NMR probe held in the bore of an NMR spectrometer;
electronically detecting at least one temperature at a location that is (i) on-board the NMR analyzer and/or (ii) in a room
holding the NMR analyzer proximate in time to the obtaining step; then

electronically correcting the obtained signal using a temperature sensitivity correction factor that is selected based on
the detected temperature and a model of NMR signal temperature sensitivity; and

generating a quantitative measurement of a sample using the corrected obtained signal
wherein the model is a model of a concentration standard over a defined temperature range that provides NMR signal intensity
adjustment that varies as temperature varies.

US Pat. No. 9,689,816

XRF ANALYZER ACTIVATION SWITCH

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. An x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzer comprising:
a. an x-ray source configured to emit x-rays towards a sample and an x-ray detector configured to receive fluoresced x-rays
emitted from the sample;

b. an activation switch electrically coupled to an electronic processor and operable to activate an XRF analysis, the XRF
analysis including:

i. the electronic processor causing the x-ray source to emit x-rays towards the sample;
ii. the x-ray detector to receive the fluoresced x-rays emitted from the sample; and
iii. analysis of the fluoresced x-rays; and
c. the activation switch including a finger sensor;
d. the finger sensor comprising a temperature sensor, a photo sensor, a pressure sensor, a capacitive sensor, a radio-frequency
identification (RFID) reader configured to receive a signal from an RFID tag on a user of the XRF analyzer, or combinations
thereof; and

e. the finger sensor configured to activate the XRF analysis by a finger of the user approaching or touching the activation
switch.

US Pat. No. 9,689,419

TEMPORARY ATTACHMENT AND A HOLDER FOR A MEMBER TO BE HELD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A temporary attachment for a member to be held, said temporary attachment comprising:
a stud that has a rod portion and a head integrally disposed on a base side of said rod portion, said rod portion including:
a threaded portion that has a thread groove on an outer periphery surface of said threaded portion and a thread ridge, said
threaded portion being disposed on a tip side of said rod portion, and

a non-threaded portion without said thread groove, said non-threaded portion being disposed on said base side of said rod
portion, said non-threaded portion including:

a non-threaded diameter-increasing portion that has an outer diameter increasing toward said thread ridge, said non-threaded
diameter-increasing portion being disposed on a threaded portion side edge of said non-threaded portion, and

a non-threaded small diameter portion that is connected to said non-threaded diameter-increasing portion; and
a holder that is configured to hold said member in conjunction with said stud, said holder including:
a stud-receiving hole that is configured to receive said rod portion,
a first locking portion that has a nail portion configured to fit into said thread groove, and
a second locking portion that has a nail portion configured to engage with said non-threaded portion of said rod portion,
said first locking portion being elastically engaged with said threaded portion and said second locking portion being elastically
engaged with said non-threaded portion when said rod portion is received in said stud-receiving hole,

said holder being configured so that:
said first locking portion is engaged with said threaded portion and said second locking portion is engaged with said non-threaded
small diameter portion so that said stud and said holder are held in a first fixed position with said member, and

said first locking portion is engaged with said threaded portion and said second locking portion is engaged with said non-threaded
diameter-increasing portion in a second position in which said holder is moved a predetermined amount in a direction away
from said first fixed position.

US Pat. No. 9,689,292

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UREA INJECTION SYSTEM OF DIESEL ENGINE

Weichai Power Co., Ltd., ...

1. An apparatus for controlling a urea injection system of a diesel engine, comprising:
an operation condition parameter acquiring module configured to acquire operation condition parameters related to a mechanical,
hydraulic component of the urea injection system;

an observation value determining module coupled to the operation condition parameter acquiring module and configured to determine
an observation value of a urea pressure in a urea pump chamber based on the operation condition parameters and also based
on an observer model which comprises a physical expression for the urea pressure in the urea pump chamber with a first adjustment
item and a physical expression for the urea pressure in a urea buffer chamber with a second adjustment item, wherein the first
adjustment item is formed by a first adjusting factor and by a difference between an observation value and a measured value
of the urea pressure in the urea buffer chamber and wherein the second adjustment item is formed by a second adjusting factor
and by the difference and wherein the first and second adjusting factors are two values selected so that both of the two adjusted
expressions are stable and converged;

a control quantity determining module coupled to the operation condition parameter acquiring module and configured to determine
a rotation speed of a urea pump drive motor based on the operation condition parameters, the observation value of the urea
pressure in the urea pump chamber, a target value of the urea pressure in the urea buffer chamber and a closed loop control
model designed based on a physical model characterizing physical relationships among main mechanical, hydraulic components
of the urea injection system;

a drive signal determining module coupled to the control quantity determining module and configured to determine a drive signal
for driving the urea pump drive motor based on the determined rotation speed of the urea pump drive motor; and wherein the
urea pump drive motor is driven based on the determined drive signal.

US Pat. No. 9,688,489

MODULAR DOCK FOR FACILITIES INTEGRATION

X Development LLC, Mount...

17. A control system for a robotic manipulator configured to:
adjust an adjustable height of at least one rear supporting base of a rectangular container in order to align a floor of the
rectangular container with a loading dock when the loading dock is located at an open rear end of the rectangular container,
wherein the robotic manipulator is connected to the floor of the rectangular container;

adjust an adjustable height of at least one front supporting base of the rectangular container in order to align the floor
of the rectangular container with a trailer when the trailer is located at an open front end of the rectangular container;

control the robotic manipulator to move an object between the trailer and the loading dock by moving the object through the
rectangular container; and

adjust the adjustable height of a supporting base of the at least one front supporting base and the at least one rear supporting
base to stabilize the rectangular container in response to movement of the object by the robotic manipulator.

US Pat. No. 9,688,026

HEATING PLATFORM AND 3D PRINTING APPARATUS

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A heating platform, adapted to form a three dimensional (3D) object in a layer-by-layer manner by dispensing a thermal-plastic
material, the heating platform comprising:
a substrate, having a first surface and a second surface which are opposite to each other, wherein the first surface is used
to form the 3D object;

a heating plate, attached to the second surface of the substrate to heat the substrate;
a conducting plate, attached to the heating plate to make the heating plate to be disposed between the second surface of the
substrate and the conducting plate, wherein a surface area of the conducting plate is smaller than a surface area of the substrate,
and an end of the conducting plate extends out of the heating plate; and

a temperature sensing element, disposed on the end of the conducting plate which extends out of the heating plate to sense
a temperature of the substrate through the conducting plate.

US Pat. No. 9,687,922

POWER TOOL WITH CAMMED THROAT PLATE

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A power tool assembly comprising:
a workpiece support surface;
a throat opening defined in the workpiece support surface;
an arbor shaft configured to support a shaping device, the arbor shaft positioned beneath the workpiece support surface and
accessible through the throat opening; and

a camming device rotatably mounted at a location adjacent to the throat opening, the camming device including a first camming
surface portion configured to cam against a second camming surface potion of a throat plate inserted into the throat opening,
thereby locking the throat plate within the throat opening.

US Pat. No. 9,687,646

PERITONEAL DIALYSIS CONNECTION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT EMITTING DIODES

Baxter International Inc....

1. A peritoneal dialysis system comprising:
a peritoneal dialysis fluid supply;
a supply line in fluid communication with the peritoneal dialysis fluid supply, the supply line terminating at a supply connector;
a patient connector in fluid communication with a patient's indwelling catheter; and
a device configured to allow a connection of the supply connector to the patient connector while placed around at least one
of the supply connector and the patient connector, the device including an ultraviolet (“UV”) transmissive material configured
to at least substantially encircle the at least one of the supply connector and the patient connector to allow UV energy to
be directed inwardly through the device towards a mating surface of the at least one of the supply connector and the patient
connector during the connection of the supply connector and the patient connector.

US Pat. No. 9,661,672

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication device comprising:
a communication unit including a first function for forming a network, a second function for joining a network formed by a
first other communication device, and a third function for communicating with a second other communication device that has
joined the network formed by the first other communication device, through a direct connection based on the network formed
by the first other communication device, when the communication device has joined, using the second function, the network
formed by the first other communication device; and

a control unit configured to control the third function so as to restrict a channel to be used in the direct connection using
the third function, when the network has been formed by the first function.

US Pat. No. 9,661,524

METHOD FOR QOS GUARANTEES IN A MULTILAYER STRUCTURE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of processing data at an apparatus in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving a Packet Data Convergence Protocol Service Data Unit (PDCP SDU) at the apparatus;
starting a discard timer for the PDCP SDU at the apparatus when receiving the PDCP SDU;
when the discard timer for the PDCP SDU expires, discarding the PDCP SDU at the apparatus; and
if a Radio Link Control Service Data Unit (RLC SDU) related with the PDCP SDU is present in the apparatus and if the RLC SDU
is not mapped to an RLC Protocol Data Unit (RLC PDU), discarding the RLC SDU at the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 9,661,201

IMAGE MONITORING APPARATUS

VIVOTEK INC., New Taipei...

1. An image monitoring apparatus comprising:
a casing;
a camera module disposed in the casing for capturing an image, the camera module having a horizontal angle of view and a vertical
angle of view; and

at least one lighting module disposed on the casing and located above or under the camera module on a plane corresponding
to the vertical angle of view of the camera module, the at least one lighting module comprising:

a circuit board disposed in the casing;
a light emitting diode disposed on the circuit board, a horizontal light-emitting plane of the light emitting diode being
perpendicular to the plane corresponding to the vertical angle of view; and

a lens disposed on the casing, the lens covering the light emitting diode and having a convex light-exit surface, a bottom
surface, and a concave light-entrance surface, the concave light-entrance surface being sunken inwardly from the bottom surface
toward the convex light-exit surface, a long axis of the convex light-exit surface being located at the horizontal light-emitting
plane of the light emitting diode, and a section thickness of the lens from the concave light-entrance surface to the convex
light-exit surface along the long axis being greater than a section thickness of the lens from the concave light-entrance
surface to the convex light-exit surface along a normal of the bottom surface, so as to make a practical horizontal light-emitting
angle of light of the light emitting diode after being refracted by the concave light-entrance surface and the convex light-exit
surface greater than an original horizontal light-emitting angle of the light of the light emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 9,660,808

COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL AND METHOD FOR AUTHENTICATING A SYSTEM

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. A method for using a computer system to authenticate an external system, the computer system including a memory and a processor
coupled to the memory, the memory including a public memory area and a private memory area, the public memory area being readable
and writeable and including a first portion of memory, the method comprising acts of:
denying, by the computer system, access to the private memory area;
providing, to the external system by the computer system, write access to the public memory area;
generating, by the computer system, a secret key having a value based at least in part on data stored in the first portion
of the public memory area, and based at least in part on values indicating portions of data to be used in generating the secret
key;

receiving, by the computer system, a key from the external system; and
providing, to the external system by the computer system, access to the private memory area in response to verification that
the received key has a value that matches the value of the secret key to authenticate the external system to the computer
system.

US Pat. No. 9,660,737

METHOD OF SUPPORTING MULTI-FREQUENCY BANDS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

Samsung Electronic Co., L...

1. An electronic device which operates in response to multi-frequency bands, the electronic device comprising:
an antenna;
a reception module configured to amplify a signal received through the antenna and distribute the amplified signal according
to the multi-frequency bands, the reception module comprising:

a conversion unit configured to convert the signal received through the antenna,
a connection unit including a number of signal lines connected to the conversion unit, and
a distribution unit configured to distribute signals transmitted through the connection unit among multi-frequency bands which
are processed in the circuit unit; and

a circuit unit configured to process signals included in the multi-frequency bands,
wherein the conversion unit is configured to filter the signals received through the antenna and amplify the filtered signals.

US Pat. No. 9,660,501

ELECTRIC ACTUATOR WITH A MANUAL DRIVE MEANS

SAGEM DEFENSE SECURITE, ...

1. An actuator comprising a frame, an electric motor that is fastened to the frame and has a rotor that is constrained to
rotate with an outlet shaft, and a connector that is electrically connected to the motor and that is secured to the frame
in order to be connected to a complementary connector, the actuator includes a secondary drive device comprising:
a secondary shaft having a first end that extends outside the frame and that is arranged to be coupled to rotate with a rotary
drive tool;

coupling mechanism for coupling a second end of the secondary shaft in rotation with the outlet shaft; and
activation mechanism for activating the coupling mechanism, activation mechanism that includes an activation rod opening out
into the connector secured to the frame and that is arranged to prevent the secondary shaft being coupled in rotation with
the outlet shaft only when the complementary connector is connected to the connector secured to the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,660,348

MULTI-FUNCTION ARRAY FOR ACCESS POINT AND MOBILE WIRELESS SYSTEMS

ETHERTRONICS, INC., San ...

1. An antenna system, comprising:
a first active modal antenna, the first active modal antenna including: a first antenna radiating element disposed above a
circuit board forming an antenna volume therebetween, a first parasitic element positioned adjacent to the first antenna radiating
element and outside of said antenna volume, said first parasitic element coupled with a first active tuning element adapted
to vary a current mode associated with the first parasitic element;

a second antenna; and
a combining circuit;
said combining circuit configured to feed said first and second antennas simultaneously forming an antenna array;
wherein said antenna system is adapted to form multiple antenna beams by varying antenna patterns of at least one of said
first and second antenna.

US Pat. No. 9,659,680

COMPOSITE CORE FOR ELECTRICAL TRANSMISSION CABLES

Ticona LLC, Florence, KY...

1. An electrical transmission cable core, wherein the core extends in a longitudinal direction and comprises:
at least one rod that contains a continuous fiber component comprising a plurality of consolidated thermoplastic impregnated
rovings, the rovings containing continuous carbon fibers oriented in the longitudinal direction and a thermoplastic matrix
that embeds the fibers, wherein the continuous carbon fibers constitute from about 25 wt. % to about 80 wt. % of the rod and
the thermoplastic matrix constitutes from about 20 wt. % to about 75 wt. % of the rod; and

a capping layer surrounding the continuous fiber component, wherein the capping layer has about 1 wt. % or less of continuous
carbon fibers;

wherein the rod has a minimum flexural modulus of about 10 Gigapascals, and wherein the rod has a tensile modulus of elasticity
of about 50 Gigapascals or more.

US Pat. No. 9,658,093

MEASUREMENT DEVICE FOR WATER EXCHANGES ACROSS WATER/SEDIMENT INTERFACE

Korea Institute of Geosci...

1. A water exchange meter at surface water/sediment interface comprising:
a chamber fixedly installed at the bottom of a stream and having a filling medium there inside;
a measuring unit of vertical hydraulic conductivity including a storage pipe to communicate with the chamber by a connection
line and to have a hydraulic head difference with the chamber for measuring the hydraulic head difference between upper and
lower portions inside the chamber, and measuring the amount of the water induced into the storage pipe from the lower portion
to the upper portion inside the chamber and measuring the flow rate of the water so as to obtain a saturated vertical hydraulic
conductivity of the medium; and

a vertical hydraulic gradient measuring unit installed around and at both sides of the chamber and is detachable from the
chamber after the saturated vertical hydraulic conductivity is measured and the measuring unit of vertical hydraulic conductivity
is removed from the chamber, and communicatedly connected to the chamber through upper and lower portions of the chamber for
continuously measuring the vertical hydraulic gradient between two portions of the upper and lower of the chamber and by multiplying
the vertical hydraulic gradient and the saturated vertical hydraulic conductivity so as to measure the water exchange through
the chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,657,273

METHOD FOR SUPPRESSING TERATOMA FORMATION VIA SELECTIVE CELL DEATH INDUCTION IN UNDIFFERENTIATED HUMAN-INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS

Industry-University Coope...

1. A method for preparing a composition of differentiated cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS), from which
undifferentiated induced pluripotent stem cells have been removed, comprising:
(a) preparing a cell sample including undifferentiated induced pluripotent stem cells and differentiated cells obtained by
differentiating induced pluripotent stem cells; and

(b) treating the cell sample of step (a) with quercetin of Formula 1 below or YM-155 of Formula 2 below, to cause selective
apoptosis of the undifferentiated induced pluripotent stem cells of the cell sample:


US Pat. No. 9,656,386

COAXIAL DRIVE VACUUM ROBOT

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A robotic transport apparatus comprising:
a drive system including at least one harmonic motor assembly;
at least one drive shaft coupled to the at least one harmonic motor assembly;
at least one robotic arm mounted to the at least one drive shaft, where the robotic arm is located inside a sealed environment;
and

at least one atmospheric isolation seal seated on an output surface, that is distinct from and engaged to the at least one
drive shaft, of the drive system and forming an atmospheric barrier disposed so that the at least one drive shaft extends
through the atmospheric barrier into the sealed environment and the at least one harmonic motor assembly is located outside
the sealed environment;

wherein the robotic transport apparatus is a heavy payload capacity transport apparatus and wherein a portion of the at least
one harmonic motor assembly is configured as a seating surface for the at least one atmospheric isolation seal.

US Pat. No. 9,656,163

HAPTIC ENHANCEMENTS FOR EMULATED VIDEO GAME NOT ORIGINALLY DESIGNED WITH HAPTIC CAPABILITIES

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. In an emulator configured to operate on a network, a method for adding a haptic stimulus to an emulated program, wherein
the haptic stimulus generates a haptic response, wherein the haptic response is feedback corresponding to the sense of touch,
comprising:
a) receiving an emulation request for emulation of a program, wherein the program is not originally configured to generate
a haptic stimulus;

b) determining if there is a haptic trigger within a set of emulated data derived from the program;
c) generating a haptic stimulus when one or more haptic triggers are in the set of emulated data, wherein the haptic stimulus
is configured to produce a haptic response when received by a client device platform; and

d) delivering the haptic stimulus and the emulated data to the client device platform.

US Pat. No. 9,655,985

ULTRAVIOLET DISINFECTING DEVICE FOR FOOD AND BEVERAGE DISPENSERS

AUTOMATIC BAR CONTROLS, I...

1. A self-disinfecting beverage dispenser, comprising:
a beverage dispensing nozzle;
a disinfecting chamber movable, relative to the beverage dispensing nozzle, to surround the beverage dispensing nozzle; and
an ultraviolet light source configured to emit germicidal ultraviolet light to disinfect the beverage dispensing nozzle, wherein
the germicidal ultraviolet light is substantially contained within the disinfecting chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,655,824

USE OF DIPHENYLMETHANE DERIVATIVES AS TYROSINASE INHIBITORS

Symrise AG, Holzminden (...

1. A topical tyrosinase inhibitor composition comprising a compound of the Formula 1 in an amount effective for skin lightening
in humans, hair lightning in humans, combating age spots in human skin, or inhibiting browning in foods:

where:
R1 is hydrogen, methyl, straight-chain or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl having 2-4 C atoms, OH or halogen,
R2 is a straight-chain or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl having 2-5 C atoms,
R3 is methyl, and
R4 and R5 independently of one another are hydrogen, methyl, straight-chain or branched, saturated or unsaturated alkyl having
2-5 C atoms, OH or halogen, and

at least one member selected from the group consisting of a fragrance, a compound for care and/or cleansing of skin and/or
hair, and a UV absorbing agent.

US Pat. No. 9,687,522

METHODS OF TREATING A SUBJECT AFFLICTED WITH AN AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE USING PREDICTIVE BIOMARKERS OF CLINICAL RESPONSE TO GLATIRAMER ACETATE THERAPY IN MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS

TEVA PHARMACEUTICAL INDUS...

1. A method for treating a subject afflicted with multiple sclerosis with a pharmaceutical composition comprising glatiramer
acetate and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier, comprising the steps of:
a) administering a therapeutic amount of the pharmaceutical composition to the subject;
b) determining whether the subject is a glatiramer acetate responder by measuring the value of IL-10/IL-18 ratio in the blood
of the subject, and comparing the measured value to a reference value to identify the subject as a glatiramer acetate responder;
and

c) continuing the administration if the subject is identified as a glatiramer acetate responder, or modifying treatment of
the subject if the subject is not identified as a glatiramer acetate responder.

US Pat. No. 9,688,928

PROCESSES FOR MAKING HOMOGENEOUS CHARGE COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE FUEL BLENDS

PHILLIPS 66 COMPANY, Hou...

1. A process for making a fuel for a homogeneous charge compression ignition engine, the process comprising blending hydrocarbons
to produce a fuel mixture that comprises:
(a) a mixture of hydrocarbons, each hydrocarbon in the mixture comprising from 4 to 14 carbon atoms, wherein at least 75 wt.
% of the hydrocarbons in the fuel mixture comprise from 7 to 9 carbon atoms;

(b) at least 20 wt. % of n-paraffins;
(c) at least 20 wt. % of napthenic hydrocarbons;
(d) 20 wt. % or less of aromatic hydrocarbons;
(e) a dry vapor pressure of 10 psi (69 kPa) or less,
wherein the fuel mixture possesses a Power Index that is greater than or equal to 1.5 when the fuel mixture is combusted in
a homogeneous charge compression engine, the Power Index being defined by the equation:

Power Index=(AREAx*MIMEPx)/(AREAy*MIMEPy)

wherein MIMEP is defined as the maximum indicated mean effective pressure achieved inside a homogeneous charge compression
ignition engine cylinder during combustion of the fuel mixture (x) or the reference fuel (y), respectively, and an equivalent
mass of both fuel mixtures is combusted,

wherein y is a reference fuel comprising 11 wt. % n-heptane, 37 wt. % iso-octane, 32 wt. % toluene, 11 wt. % methyl-cyclohexane
and 9 wt. % 1-hexene,

wherein AREAx and AREAy are defined as distinct areas on a graph of load (indicated mean effective pressure, or IMEP) versus
engine revolutions per minute (RPM) for the fuel mixture (x) and the reference fuel (y), respectively, each distinct area
having an upper bound at the maximum IMEP during combustion of each fuel at an RPM ranging from 1500 RPM to 2500 RPM, and
having a lower boundary at the IMEP below which combustion of each fuel becomes unstable at an engine RPM ranging from 1500
RPM to 2500 RPM.

US Pat. No. 9,656,908

INORGANIC ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND HERMETIC SEALING METHOD USING SAME

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A hermetically sealed composition comprising:
a first substrate having an outer edge;
a second substrate having an outer edge;
an inorganic adhesive composition comprising:
20-80 weight parts of diluted solution of water glass, the diluted solution of water glass having 60-90 weight percents of
water glass (Na2SiO2);

20-80 weight parts of fire resistant inorganic filler; and
1-5 weight parts of black pigment for enhancing absorption of a laser,
wherein the black pigment comprises one selected from the group consisting of CuO+Cr2O3, CuO+Fe2O3+CoO and CuO+Cr2O3+Fe2O3+CoO;

wherein the inorganic adhesive composition is applied for application between the outer edges of the first and second substrates
and is configured to respond to laser power applied to the inorganic adhesive composition between the first and second substrates
to form a seal between the first and second substrates.

US Pat. No. 9,693,431

NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION DEVICES, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

AMERLUX LLC, Oakland, NJ...

1. A lighting system, comprising:
a) a light fixture including a lighting element;
b) a microcontroller; and
c) a near field communication tag in communication with the microcontroller, the near field communication tag including a
memory accessible by the microcontroller, and an antenna for coupling with a wireless device;

d) a computer network in communication with the microcontroller of the light fixture;
wherein the microcontroller of the light fixture is configured to upload geolocation information received from the wireless
device via the near field communication tag to the computer network upon reading it from the near field communication tag.

US Pat. No. 9,693,232

HIGH SECURITY SYSTEM AND METHOD USED IN RADIO SYSTEMS

ASELSAN ELEKTRONIK SANAYI...

1. A high security method for preventing unauthorized radio devices that are not defined in the system from being served by
main communication system, and for securing communication of radio devices that are registered in the system, the method comprising
the steps of:
main control unit starting the high security system controlling Algorithm Identification (ALGID) values in an uplink voice
packet, wherein the step of controlling the ALGID values comprises:

radio transmitter unit transmitting the ALGID values in a radio memory unit by means of a radio control unit;
main receiver unit receiving the ALGID values and sending the ALGID values to the main control unit;
comparing the ALGID values with values in the main memory unit;
when there is a discrepancy between the ALGID values and the values in the main memory unit, the main control unit stopping
broadcasting the uplink voice packets;

when the ALGID values match, controlling authentication response (RES1) values in Low Speed Data (LSD) included in the uplink voice packet, wherein the step of controlling the RES1 in LSD comprises:

transmitting the RES1 value, which is recorded in the radio memory unit and used by the radio device for authentication, to the radio control unit;

entering the RES1 value coming from the radio control unit into the LSD field in the uplink voice packet, and the radio transmitter unit sending
the uplink voice packet;

the main receiver unit receiving the uplink voice packet and sending it to the main control unit;
comparing the RES1 value in the LSD field within the uplink voice packet with the values in the main memory unit;

when the RES1 value matches the values in the main memory unit, controlling the source ID in downlink voice packet;

when there is a discrepancy between the RES1 value and the values in the main memory unit, the main control unit stopping broadcasting the voice packets, renewing registration
and authentication of the radio device by sending registration command (U_REG_CMD) to the radio device and updating RES1 value;

when the updated RES1 value does not match with the values in the main memory unit, terminating the high security system;

when the updated RES1 value and the values in the main memory unit match, controlling the source ID in downlink voice packet, wherein controlling
the source ID in the downlink voice packet comprises:

the radio receiver unit receiving the downlink voice packet and transmitting the downlink voice packet to the radio control
unit;

the radio control unit carrying out the control of the source ID in the downlink voice packet;
when the radio device sees its own ID as the source ID, determining that a foreign radio has copied its parameters and is
sending voice packets with the parameters, the radio device renewing registration and authentication and updating RES1 value; and

when the radio device does not see its ID as the source ID, terminating the high security system.

US Pat. No. 9,692,320

ADAPTIVE CONTROL METHOD FOR GRID-CONNECTED INVERTERS USED WITH DISTRIBUTED POWER GENERATION

SPARQ SYSTEMS INC., King...

1. A control system for controlling an inverter, the system comprising:
a parameter identification block for receiving sensed signal values from an inverter and for estimating values for components
within said inverter based on said sensed signal values;

a current controller block for receiving a reference current signal and an estimated frequency signal and for determining
a desired gain for said inverter;

wherein
said desired gain enhances a stability of said control system;
said inverter comprises an LCL filter, said values for said components comprising values for inductors and capacitors in said
LCL filter;

said desired gain for said inverter is controlled by controlling a duty cycle for said inverter;
said desired gain is based on an estimated frequency signal (?), a sampling period (Ts), and a first coefficient (a1) and a second coefficient (b0); and

said first and second coefficients are calculated based on:

US Pat. No. 9,692,314

DETECTION CIRCUIT AND THREE-PHASE AC-TO-AC POWER CONVERTING APPARATUS INCORPORATING THE SAME

Lite-On Electronics (Guan...

1. A detection circuit for a three-phase AC-to-AC power converter, the three-phase AC-to-AC power converter having three input
ends that are configured to receive respectively a first-phase AC input power signal, a second-phase AC input power signal
and a third-phase AC input power signal from a three-phase AC power source, said detection circuit comprising:
a voltage divider circuit for generating a divided voltage, and having three AC input terminals that are used to be coupled
respectively to the input ends of the three-phase AC-to-AC power converter, a DC input terminal that is used to receive a
predetermined first reference voltage from a DC voltage source, and a circuit output terminal at which the divided voltage
is generated; and

a comparator for generating a detection signal, and having a non-inverting input terminal that is coupled to said circuit
output terminal of said voltage divider circuit, an inverting input terminal that is used to receive a predetermined second
reference voltage, and a comparator output terminal at which the detection signal is generated;

wherein, when at least one of the first-, second- and third-phase AC input power signals from the three-phase AC power source
is received at respective one(s) of said AC input terminals of said voltage divider circuit, said voltage divider circuit
generates the divided voltage at said circuit output terminal thereof based on the predetermined first reference voltage and
said at least one of the first-, second- and third-phase AC input power signals, the divided voltage being greater than the
predetermined second reference voltage during an active period of each of said at least one of the first-, second- and third-phase
AC input power signals, such that the detection signal outputted by said comparator has a duty cycle associated with a combined
duty cycle of said at least one of the first-, second- and third-phase AC input power signals.

US Pat. No. 9,692,300

SUPPLY REGULATION CIRCUIT WITH ENERGY EFFICIENT DIGITAL CONTROL

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC USA, I...

1. A regulated voltage system, comprising:
a direct current power source;
a regulated voltage supply circuit including a regulated voltage supply output and a charging capacitor coupled to the direct
current power source, the regulated voltage supply output supplying power to an electrical load;

a shunt transistor having a gate, a drain coupled to the direct current power source and the regulated voltage supply circuit,
and a source coupled to ground;

a shunt control circuit to operate the shunt transistor between an open and closed state, the shunt control circuit including
a cross-coupled bias circuit coupled to the gate of the shunt transistor; and

a controller having an output port coupled to the cross-coupled bias circuit and an input port coupled the regulated voltage
supply output, the controller controlling the shunt transistor according to a state machine having a first state to close
the shunt transistor when the regulated supply voltage reaches or exceeds a maximum hysteresis value and a second state to
open the shunt transistor when the regulated supply voltage is equal to or less than a minimum hysteresis value, the controller
periodically sampling the regulated voltage supply output and sending a control signal to the cross-coupled bias circuit;
and

wherein the cross-coupled bias circuit includes a first bias transistor having a gate coupled to the controller and a first
bias resistor, a source coupled to ground and a drain coupled to the gate of a second bias transistor, the second bias transistor
having a drain coupled to a second bias resistor and a source coupled to the regulated supply voltage output, wherein the
second bias resistor is coupled to the gate of the first bias transistor, the first bias resistor and the controller, and
wherein a third bias resistor is coupled between the gate of the second bias transistor and the regulated supply voltage output.

US Pat. No. 9,692,162

ELECTRIC CONTACT AND CONNECTOR TERMINAL PAIR

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An electric contact comprising:
a bulge-shaped contact having a bulge shape; and a plate-shaped contact that has a plate shape and comes into electrical contact
with an apex portion of the bulge-shaped contact, wherein

the bulge-shaped contact has a silver-tin alloy layer and a silver coating layer that coats a surface of the silver-tin alloy
layer and is exposed at an outermost surface,

the plate-shaped contact has a silver layer that does not have a silver-tin alloy layer directly below and is exposed at the
outermost surface, and

the silver layer formed at the plate-shaped contact is thicker than the silver coating layer formed at the bulge-shaped contact.

US Pat. No. 9,690,675

DYNAMICALLY CHANGING MEMBERS OF A CONSENSUS GROUP IN A DISTRIBUTED SELF-HEALING COORDINATION SERVICE

COHESITY, INC., Santa Cl...

1. A method for managing a consensus group in a distributed computing cluster, the method comprising:
reaching consensus, by at least two members of a consensus group of nodes in the distributed computing cluster, to elect an
instance of an authority module executing on a first node, of the consensus group of nodes, to serve as a master instance
of the authority module for the consensus group of nodes, wherein each member of the consensus group of nodes executes a respective
instance of the authority module, wherein the master instance of the authority module is configured to assign locks to processes
executing in the distributed computing cluster;

reaching consensus, by at least two members of the consensus group of nodes, that an instance of an authority module executing
on the first node, of the consensus group of nodes, has failed;

reaching consensus, by the remaining members of the consensus group of nodes, to elect the instance of the authority module
executing on a second node, of the consensus group of nodes, to serve as the master instance of the authority module for the
consensus group;

receiving, by the master authority module on the second node, an advertisement from a new node in the computing cluster via
a zero-configuration networking protocol, wherein the new node comprises a node in the computing cluster that was not a member
of the consensus group at the time the at least two members of the consensus group of nodes reached consensus that the instance
of the authority module executing on the first node failed; and

adding, by the master authority module on the second node, the new node to the consensus group to replace the first node.

US Pat. No. 9,690,193

CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR NANOIMPRINTING AND CURED PRODUCT

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A cured product obtained through curing of a curable composition for nanoimprinting,
wherein the curable composition for nanoimprinting comprises two or more polymerizable monomers,
the two or more polymerizable monomers include 90 percent by weight or more of two or more monofunctional radically polymerizable
monomers,

the two or more monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers give a polymer having a glass transition temperature of 25°
C. or higher,

the two or more monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers are at least two compounds selected from the group consisting
of (meth)acrylic ester compounds, styrenic compounds, and vinyl ether compounds,

the two or more monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers include at least one radically polymerizable monomer intramolecularly
having a cyclic structure as the monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers,

the at least one radically polymerizable monomer intramolecularly having a cyclic structure is at least one compound selected
from the group consisting of compounds represented by following Formulae (1) to (3):


wherein R41, R42, and R43 are the same as or different from one another and each represent —H or —CH3,

the at least one radically polymerizable monomer intramolecularly having a cyclic structure occupies 40 percent by weight
or more of the total weight of the polymerizable monomers in the curable composition,

with the proviso that the at least one radically polymerizable monomer intramolecularly having a cyclic structure includes
a compound represented by Formula (1), the compound represented by Formula (1) occupies 40 percent by weight or more of the
total weight of the polymerizable monomers, and at least one of the following conditions A, B, and C is met:

[A] the total weight of the compound represented by Formula (1) and the compound represented by Formula (3) occupies 90 percent
by weight or more of the total weight of the polymerizable monomers;

[B] the total weight of the compound represented by Formula (1) and (meth)acrylic acid alkyl esters whose alkyl moiety has
1 to 10 carbon atoms occupies 90 percent by weight or more of the total weight of the polymerizable monomers;

[C] the total weight of the compound represented by Formula (1) and/or (3) and phenolic-hydroxyl-containing monofunctional
radically polymerizable monomers and/or carboxyl-containing monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers occupies 90 percent
by weight or more of the total weight of the polymerizable monomers, and the total weight of the phenolic-hydroxyl-containing
monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers and the carboxyl-containing monofunctional radically polymerizable monomers
occupies 10 percent by weight or more of the total weight of the polymerizable monomers.

US Pat. No. 9,689,971

LASER RANGING CALIBRATION METHOD AND APPARATUS USING THE SAME

MSI COMPUTER (SHENZHEN) C...

1. A laser ranging calibration method comprising steps of:
(a) projecting a line laser beam in a first direction to a calibration target by a line laser generation module at a first
position to form a laser spot on a surface of the calibration target, the calibration target having a first width;

(b) capturing a ranging image in the first direction by an image capturing module at a second position, the ranging image
comprising a calibration target image of the calibration target and a line spot image of the laser spot, the first position
having a constant correlation with the second position;

(c) calculating a measured width of the calibration target according to a position of the line spot image in the ranging image;
(d) obtaining a calibration parameter according to the first width and the measured width; and
(e) performing a ranging task by the line laser generation module and the image capturing module and performing a calibration
task according to the calibration parameter;

wherein the step (c) comprises:
calculating a plurality of angles of two terminals of the line spot image in respect to a lens of the image capturing module
according to an angle of view of the image capturing module, an amount of pixels of the ranging image and pixels of the line
spot image; and

calculating the measured width according to correlation among the angles, the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 9,689,931

MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING AND CORRECTING AN OFFSET VOLTAGE OF A MAGNETIC FIELD SENSOR

TDK-Micronas GmbH, Freib...

1. A magnetic field sensor comprising:
a Hall sensor having a first terminal contact, a second terminal contact, a third terminal contact, a fourth terminal contact,
and a fifth terminal contact;

a first switch with a control input arranged between the first terminal contact and the fifth terminal contact, the first
switch being configured to connect or disconnect the first terminal contact to or from the fifth terminal contact; and

a control unit connected to the control input of the first switch,
wherein the control unit is connected to the first switch via the control input and controls the first switch,
wherein the first terminal contact and the fifth terminal contact are connected to the control unit and are connected to each
other via the first switch,

wherein the second terminal contact, the third terminal contact, and the fourth terminal contact are directly connected to
the control unit.

US Pat. No. 9,688,631

THERMOSETTING RING-OPENING METATHESIS POLYMERIZATION MATERIALS WITH THERMALLY DEGRADABLE LINKAGES

ISP Investments LLC, Wil...

1. A compound represented by the following structure:

wherein X is independently CH2 or O; R1 is selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted or substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, and aryl groups, wherein
any of the before mentioned groups may be present with or without heteroatoms; R2 is n-propyl and n is 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 9,688,623

PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF (S)-1-(3-ETHOXY-4-METHOXYPHENYL)-2-METHANESULFONYLETHYLAMINE

Celgene Corporation, Sum...

1. A compound of Formula (IV):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, solvate, or polymorph thereof, wherein:
R is C1-C6alkyl;

R1 is C1-C6alkyl;

each of R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 is at each occurrence independently hydrogen, halo, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, —CF3, —CN or —NO2; and

Ar is aryl.