US Pat. No. 9,744,553

COOLED HOT MELT ADHESIVE STORAGE SYSTEMS, AND RELATED METHODS

Nordson Corporation, Wes...

1. A cooled hot melt adhesive material storage system, comprising:
a bin configured for receiving and holding a supply of hot melt adhesive pieces, the bin having a bottom surface and a first
side surface extending from the bottom surface, the bin including an outlet configured for communicating hot melt adhesive
pieces to a melter device configured for melting the hot melt adhesive pieces into a liquid hot melt adhesive material, and

a cooler operatively coupled with the bin at a cooling medium inlet on the first side surface, the cooler configured to direct
a cooling medium through the cooling medium inlet into the bin for cooling hot melt adhesive pieces in the bin.

US Pat. No. 9,744,515

MULTIPHASE POROUS FLOW REACTORS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Calysta, Inc., Menlo Par...

11. A downflow reactor for performing gas-liquid reactions, comprising:
a. a housing comprising a chamber defining a gas-contacting region of the reactor, a chamber defining a liquid-contacting
region and a chamber defining a liquid-collection region;

b. a porous substrate extending through the gas-contacting region of the reactor, the porous substrate comprises a reaction
facilitator in at least a portion of the gas-contacting region of the reactor;

c. a pair of ports in the housing configured to permit a gas comprising a reactant to circulate through the gas-contacting
region of the reactor and to contact the porous substrate comprising the reaction facilitator in the gas-contacting region;

d. the liquid-contacting-region positioned above the gas-contacting region; and,
e. the liquid-collection region positioned below the gas-contacting region,
wherein the porous substrate provides liquid communication at least between the liquid-contacting region and the gas-contacting
region, and further wherein, the reactor is configured to support a flow of liquid through the porous substrate driven at
least in part by gravity for a desired time period provided liquid is removed from the porous substrate, and

wherein the chambers defining the gas-contacting region, the liquid-contacting region and the liquid-collection region are
vertically-aligned and the chamber defining the gas-contacting region is sandwiched between the chamber defining the liquid-contacting
region and the chamber defining the liquid-collection region.

US Pat. No. 9,744,486

FILTER DEVICE

HYDAC PROCESS TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A filter device, comprising:
a filter housing having a filter inlet for fluid that to be filtered and a filter outlet for filtered fluid;
a plurality of filter elements received in said filter housing and arranged along two concentric arcs, each said filter element
allowing fluid flow therethrough in opposite first and second directions for filtration and backwashing, respectively, at
least one other of said filter elements being able to filter the fluid to be filtered while at least one of said filter elements
simultaneously being able to be backwashed, each said filter element having an open end of a filter cavity therein with said
filter cavity thereof forming an unfiltered side of the respective filter element;

a backwasher able to backwash said filter elements selectively and including a pressure control supporting backwashing of
said filter elements, said pressure control having pneumatically operated first and second cut-off valves controlled and actuated
by pneumatic lines and controlling fluid flow in fluid connections between said filter inlet and said filter elements being
backwashed, said fluid connections including a connection chamber having a cover plate with first and second circles of element
openings therein, each of said element openings being connectable to said open end of the respective filter cavity, said first
and second cut-off valves being mounted on first and second control arms rotatable with first and second backwash arms together
by a drive motor for engagement with said first and second circles of element openings, respectively; and

a fluid pathway coupled in fluid communication with said connection chamber and said filter inlet during filtering such that
unfiltrate flows into said connection chamber, said cut-off valves of said pressure control controlling flow of the unfiltrate
through said element openings of the respective filter elements being backwashed.

US Pat. No. 9,747,563

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MATCHING LARGE-SCALE BIOMEDICAL ONTOLOGIES

UNIVERSITY-INDUSTRY COOPE...

1. An ontology matching apparatus for large-scale biomedical ontologies, the apparatus comprising:
a processor configured to:
classify received candidate ontologies into one or more ontology subsets to generate ontology subsets;
divide the generated ontology subsets by a distribution algorithm, apply a matching algorithm to the divided ontology subsets
to generate matching threads, and deliver the generated matching threads to individual cores of participating nodes; and

collect and sum matching results generated by the individual cores performing matching operations based on the matching threads
to generate an ontology mapping,

wherein in response to receiving the candidate ontologies, the processor is further configured to confirm the number of participating
nodes available for matching and the number of individual cores provided in the participating nodes connected to the participating
nodes, applies the number of the participating nodes and the number of the individual cores to a distribution algorithm to
set the number of distributions, and divides the ontology subsets in consideration of the set number of distributions and
applies the matching algorithm to the divided ontology subsets to generate the matching threads including matching requests,
matching jobs, and matching tasks.

US Pat. No. 9,745,570

METHODS, COMPOSITIONS, AND KITS FOR GENERATING RRNA-DEPLETED SAMPLES OR ISOLATING RRNA FROM SAMPLES

EPICENTRE TECHNOLOGIES CO...

1. A method of generating a rRNA-depleted sample from an initial sample comprising:
a) providing:
i) an initial sample comprising RNA molecules derived from at least one eukaryotic organism or species, wherein said RNA molecules
comprise rRNA molecules and non-rRNA RNA molecules;

ii) a composition comprising antisense rRNA molecules complementary to at least 95% of a full-length sequence of at least
one rRNA molecule selected from the group consisting of: 25S, 26S, 28S, 18S, 5.8S, and 5S eukaryotic cytoplasmic rRNA molecules
and 12S and 16S eukaryotic mitochondrial rRNA molecules, wherein said antisense rRNA molecules comprise affinity-tags at a
ratio of at least eight affinity-tags per every 100 nucleobases of said antisense rRNA molecules; and

iii) a binding matrix comprising affinity-tag-binding molecules;
b) contacting said initial sample with said composition comprising affinity-tagged antisense rRNA molecules under conditions
such that at least some of said affinity-tagged antisense rRNA molecules and at least some of said rRNA molecules form double-stranded
rRNA hybrids, thereby generating a treated sample;

c) contacting said treated sample with said binding matrix under conditions wherein the ratio of said affinity-tag-binding
molecules to said affinity-tags present in the antisense rRNA molecules used in step b) is at least 8 to 1, such that at least
a portion of said double-stranded rRNA hybrids bind to said binding matrix and

d) removing said matrix-bound double-stranded rRNA hybrids from said treated sample, thereby generating an rRNA-depleted sample,
wherein said rRNA-depleted sample comprises at least a portion of said non-rRNA RNA molecules present in said initial sample
and is substantially depleted of rRNA molecules that exhibit sequences exhibited by said at least one rRNA molecule.

US Pat. No. 9,745,579

ALBUMIN PRODUCTION AND CELL PROLIFERATION

MINA THERAPEUTICS LIMITED...

1. A method of treating or preventing a hyperproliferative disorder and/or a disorder characterised by hypoalbuminemia, said
method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a short activating RNA which up-regulates albumin production,
wherein said short activating RNA upregulates albumin production by activating a target gene, wherein the target gene is HNF4a,
and wherein,
(i) said short activating RNA comprise a strand that is at least 95% complementary to a sequence located on the coding strand
of the target gene between 500 nucleotides upstream and 500 nucleotides downstream of the transcription start site of the
target gene, and

(ii) said short activating RNA comprises a sequence of at least 18 nucleotides.

US Pat. No. 9,750,138

CIRCUIT MODULE

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A circuit module comprising:
a circuit board; and
electronic components mounted on the circuit board; wherein
the electronic components include at least one discrimination-target electronic component and at least one module-discrimination
electronic component;

the circuit board includes land electrodes that are arranged to enable the module-discrimination electronic component to be
mounted at different positions and/or orientations with respect to the circuit board;

the module-discrimination electronic component is mounted at any one position and/or orientation among different positions
and/or orientations with respect to the circuit board in accordance with a type of the discrimination-target electronic component;

the land electrodes include a first land electrode that is quadrilateral-shaped or substantially quadrilateral-shaped, and
a second land electrode that is defined by a unitary, continuously extending L-shaped or substantially L-shaped body; and

the first land electrode and the second land electrode are arranged to enable the module-discrimination electronic component
to be mounted at different positions and in different orientations with respect to the circuit board when the module-discrimination
electronic component is mounted on the first land electrode and the second land electrode.

US Pat. No. 9,750,137

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

FUJI ELECTRIC CO., LTD., ...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:
power semiconductor elements;
an insulating circuit substrate on which the power semiconductor elements are placed;
a printed substrate, electrically connected to the power semiconductor elements, which has a control circuit;
a case comprising a case sidewall and a case bottom portion and having control terminal insertion holes in the case bottom
portion; and

control terminals which electrically connect the printed substrate and an exterior of the semiconductor device, wherein
the printed substrate is disposed on a level different from that of the insulating circuit substrate and the case bottom portion,
the control terminals, having a linear shape, are inserted in the control terminal insertion holes and through holes of the
printed substrate,

a number of the control terminal insertion holes is larger than a number of the control terminals,
the control terminal insertion holes are arranged at equal pitches on one side of the case bottom portion and extend across
a central portion of the case bottom portion on the one side, and

the case sidewall includes a first portion and a second portion, the first portion being closer to the control terminal insertion
holes than the second portion, and being thinner than the second portion.

US Pat. No. 9,750,035

SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREOF FOR SETTING UP DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A scheduling apparatus for reducing interference in a cellular radio communication system, the scheduling apparatus comprising
a processor and a memory, the memory containing instructions executable by the processor whereby the scheduling apparatus
is configured to:
obtain an indication that direct wireless communication should be set up between a first wireless communication terminal and
a second wireless communication terminal of the communication system;

measure at least one metric of the communication system, the measurement indicating a risk that signaling from the second
terminal to the first terminal will cause interference to another wireless communication terminal or a network node;

allocate, based on the measurement, a first set of resources for direct communication transmissions from the first terminal
to the second terminal, the resources of the first set of resources being frequency and/or time resources, the first set defining
a first amount of signaling;

allocate, based on the measurement, a second set of resources for direct communication transmissions from the second terminal
to the first terminal, the resources of the second set of resources being frequency and/or time resources, the second set
defining a second amount of signaling, wherein the second amount of signaling is less than the first amount of signaling based
on the measurement indicating a risk of interference; and

allocate, based on the second amount of signaling being less than the first amount of signaling, frequency and/or time resources
for sending other transmissions from the second terminal to the first terminal via a network node, wherein the other transmissions
cannot be sent directly between the first and second terminals due to the frequency and/or time resources allocated for direct
communication.

US Pat. No. 9,749,899

WIRELESS END-USER DEVICE WITH NETWORK TRAFFIC API TO INDICATE UNAVAILABILITY OF ROAMING WIRELESS CONNECTION TO BACKGROUND APPLICATIONS

Headwater Research LLC, ...

1. A wireless end-user device, comprising:
a wireless wide area network (WWAN) modem to communicate data for Internet service activities between the device and at least
one home WWAN, when configured for and connected to the at least one home WWAN, and between the device and at least one roaming
WWAN, when configured for and connected to the at least one roaming WWAN; and

one or more processors configured to
apply a WWAN differential traffic control policy so as to disallow background Internet data service provided using the WWAN
modem and the at least one roaming WWAN, but allow background Internet data service provided using the WWAN modem and the
at least one home WWAN, and

indicate to a particular application, via an application program interface (API), one or more network access conditions based
on the applied WWAN differential traffic control policy and the particular application operating in a background mode, wherein
the one or more network access conditions include a network access condition that indicates the unavailability to the particular
application of an Internet data service that is currently available via the WWAN modem and a roaming WWAN to a different application,
but that is indicated as unavailable to the particular application.

US Pat. No. 9,749,729

EARPHONE ASSEMBLY AND ASSISTANT GUIDING SYSTEM FOR TOURISTS

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An assistant guiding system, comprising:
a plurality of radio frequency identification (RFID) tags located at a predetermined area, each RFID tag pre-storing an identification
number of the predetermined area;

a server storing scenic spot introduction information of the predetermined area; and
an earphone assembly communicating with a portable electronic device of tourists, the portable electronic device downloading
the scenic spot introduction information from the server, the earphone assembly comprising:

a reading module reading the identification number of the predetermined area from the RFID tag; and
a transmission module sending the identification number of the predetermined area to the portable electronic device;
wherein the scenic spot introduction information corresponding to the identification number of the predetermined area is played
or displayed on the portable electronic device; and

wherein the earphone assembly further comprises a analog-to-digital (AD) converter, the transmission module is a plug and
comprises a first channel pin, the reading module is electronically connected to the first channel pin via the AD converter,
the portable electronic device outputs a first analog signal to the first channel pin, the AD converter converts the first
analog signal into a first digital signal, and the AD converter transmits the first digital signal to the reading module.

US Pat. No. 9,749,661

SUB-STREAMS FOR WAVEFRONT PARALLEL PROCESSING IN VIDEO CODING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of encoding video data, the method comprising:
partitioning a picture into a plurality of tiles, the picture being in a sequence of video pictures of the video data, the
picture having a plurality of coding tree block (CTB) rows, each of the CTB rows being 1 CTB high, and each respective CTB
row of the plurality of CTB rows forming a respective tile of the plurality of tiles;

performing wavefront parallel processing (WPP) to generate a plurality of sub-streams, each respective sub-stream of the plurality
of sub-streams including a consecutive series of encoded bits of one tile of the plurality of tiles, wherein none of the sub-bitstreams
contains coded bits of more than one tile and at least some of the sub-streams include padding bits to ensure byte alignment
of the sub-streams;

signaling, in a bitstream, a syntax element having a particular value, the syntax element having the particular value indicating
that WPP is used to encode the picture and that each respective CTB row of the plurality of CTB rows forms a respective tile
of the plurality of tiles; and

generating a respective coded slice network abstraction layer (NAL) unit that includes a slice header and slice data, the
slice header including a number of entry offsets syntax element and a set of entry offset syntax elements, the number of entry
offsets syntax element specifying the total number of entry offset syntax elements in the set of entry offset syntax elements,
the slice data consisting of the total number of entry offset syntax elements plus 1 sub-streams of the plurality of sub-streams,
and each respective entry offset syntax element of the plurality of entry offset syntax elements specifying a respective entry
point offset in bytes.

US Pat. No. 9,749,633

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF VIDEO CODING QUANTIZATION AND DYNAMIC RANGE CONTROL

VID SCALE, INC., Wilming...

1. A method for processing video residual data associated with a video block, comprising:
storing, in a memory, a set of scale factors to be applied based on a selected quantization step size parameter;
transforming, via a processor, the video residual data using a single one-dimensional transform with an order-2N transform size, where N is a positive integer, to generate a first set of transform coefficients associated with the video
block;

determining, based on the selected quantization step size parameter, (1) one of the scale factors of the stored scale factors
to be applied for quantization on condition that N is an even numbered, positive integer; and (2) a different one of the scale
factors of the stored scale factors to be applied for quantization on condition that N is an odd numbered, positive integer;

quantizing, via the processor, the first set of transform coefficients to generate a first group of quantized coefficients,
the quantizing of the first set of transform coefficients includes applying: (1) the one of the scale factors on condition
that N is the even numbered positive integer; and (2) the different one of the scale factors on condition that N is the odd
numbered, positive integer;

bit-shifting, via the processor, any of the first set and first group of coefficients;
entropy coding the first group of quantized coefficients after the bit-shifting; and
transmitting the entropy coded first group of quantized coefficients.

US Pat. No. 9,749,401

INTELLIGENT LOAD BALANCER SELECTION IN A MULTI-LOAD BALANCER ENVIRONMENT

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A method comprising:
generating, by a Software Defined Networking (SDN) controller, a user interface for deploying a virtual IP address (VIP) on
a load balancer in a network environment, wherein the network environment includes a plurality of load balancers, and wherein
the user interface includes:

a plurality of criteria for selecting one of the plurality of load balancers;
one or more first fields for defining the VIP; and
one or more second fields for specifying one or more real servers that will host a service associated with the VIP;
receiving, by the SDN controller from a user, a selection of one or more of the plurality of criteria;
collecting, by the SDN controller from each load balancer in the plurality of load balancers, statistics that are relevant
to the one or more criteria;

selecting, by the SDN controller, a load balancer from among the plurality of load balancers based on the one or more criteria
and the collected statistics; and

communicating, by the SDN controller, with the selected load balancer in order to deploy the VIP on the selected load balancer
in accordance with information entered via the one or more first fields and the one or more second fields.

US Pat. No. 9,749,353

PREDICTIVE MODELING FOR ANTI-MALWARE SOLUTIONS

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A system, comprising:
a processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in a memory:
an identification manager component that generates profile data for a hostile source, wherein the hostile source is identified
based on a previous threat attributed to the hostile source;

an evaluation component that determines a characteristic of an interaction between a source and an endpoint; and
a validation component that compares the characteristic of the interaction with the profile data and controls access to the
source by the endpoint based on the comparison, wherein anti-malware software is not deployed on the endpoint.

US Pat. No. 9,749,213

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR MICROBURST TESTING

Ixia, Calabasas, CA (US)...

1. A method for microburst testing, the method comprising:
defining a test that is divided into one or more test cycles, wherein each test cycle is divided into a number of time intervals
for providing packets to destination ports of N ports of a network equipment test device via a plurality of ports of a network
switch under test, wherein N is an integer;

initializing a replication count, which defines a number of consecutive time intervals during which each of N?1 of the N ports
transmits a same number of packets to a same destination port of the N ports of the network equipment test device via at least
one of the ports of the network switch under test,

executing an instance of the test using the replication count, wherein the number of time intervals during each of the test
cycles is equal to N times the replication count, the replication count is initialized to a value of at least two, and, during
a first time interval in a first test cycle, each of the N?1 ports transmits the same number of packets to the same destination
port, and, during a second time interval of the first test cycle, each of the N?1 ports repeats its transmission of the same
number of packets to the same destination port to which the N?1 ports transmitted packets during the first time interval;
and

monitoring packets switched by each port of the network switch under test to determine an indication of buffering capacity
of each port of the network switch under test.

US Pat. No. 9,749,154

METHOD OF CHANNEL ESTIMATION BY PHASE ROTATION IN AN ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING (OFDM) SYSTEM

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

1. A method of processing communication signals, the method comprising:
receiving a communication signal in a time domain;
converting the communication signal to a frequency domain;
providing a plurality of resource blocks based on the communication signal in the frequency domain, the plurality of resource
blocks including a first resource block and a second resource block;

selecting a first plurality of pilot signals from the first resource block and a second plurality of pilot signals from the
second resource block;

calculating a first average value based on all of the first plurality of pilot signals;
calculating a second average value based on all of the second plurality of pilot signals;
determining a phase difference between the first plurality of pilot signals and the second plurality of pilot signals using
the first average value and the second average value;

adjusting a first phase of the first resource block using the phase difference;
providing a first waveform using the first resource block with adjusted first phase and the second resource block;
applying a smoothing filter against the first waveform to generate a second waveform;
generating a third waveform using at least the second waveform and a set of phase and non-zero amplitude differences; and
converting the third waveform from the frequency domain to the time domain.

US Pat. No. 9,749,131

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPLEMENTING A ONE-TIME-PASSWORD USING ASYMMETRIC CRYPTOGRAPHY

NOK NOK LABS, INC., Palo...

1. A method comprising:
generating a challenge at a server;
encrypting the challenge at the server using a public encryption key;
transmitting the encrypted challenge to a connected device having a first connection over a network with the server;
providing the encrypted challenge from the connected device to a user device;
decrypting the encrypted challenge at the user device using a private encryption key corresponding to the public encryption
key to determine the challenge;

converting the challenge to a converted challenge, the converted challenge having a different format than the original challenge;
receiving the converted challenge at the connected device and providing the converted challenge from the connected device
to the server, wherein receiving the converted challenge at the connected device comprises receiving manual user entry of
the converted challenge via a user input device coupled to the connected device; and

validating the converted challenge at the server to authenticate the user.

US Pat. No. 9,748,987

INTERFERENCE CANCELLATION SYSTEM FOR CANCELLING INTERFERENCE IN THE OPTICAL DOMAIN

L3 TECHNOLOGIES, INC., N...

15. A method performed by an interference cancellation system (ICS), the method comprising:
receiving a first signal corresponding to an interferer signal and a second signal corresponding a combination of the interferer
signal and a signal of interest (SOI);

converting each of the first signal and the second signal from radio frequency (RF) signals to optical signals;
applying a 180 degree phase shift to one of the first signal or the second signal;
variably attenuating and variably time delaying one or more of the first signal and the second signal based on one or more
control signals received from a digital processor;

combining the first signal and the second signal into a combined signal after variably attenuating and variably time delaying
one or more of the first signal and the second signal; and

converting the combined signal from an optical signal to an RF signal;
sending the combined signal to a radio transceiver, wherein the control signals are generated based on a power level associated
with the combined signal.

US Pat. No. 9,748,482

SEMICONDUCTOR SENSING DEVICE COMPRISING CONDUCTIVE NANOWIRES AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A semiconductor sensing device comprising:
a nanowire conductive layer comprising a plurality of connected conductive nanowires, wherein gaps are formed between the
conductive nanowires;

a semiconductor sensing layer electrically connected to the nanowire conductive layer;
a conductive layer electrically connected to the semiconductor sensing layer, wherein the semiconductor sensing layer is located
between the nanowire conductive layer and the conductive layer;

a substrate, the conductive layer being located between the semiconductor sensing layer and the substrate; and
a dielectric layer located between the semiconductor sensing layer and the conductive layer and between the semiconductor
sensing layer and the substrate, wherein the conductive layer covers one portion of the substrate, the dielectric layer covers
one portion of the conductive layer and another portion of the substrate, the semiconductor sensing layer covers the dielectric
layer and another portion of the conductive layer exposed by the dielectric layer, and the nanowire conductive layer is located
on the semiconductor sensing layer.

US Pat. No. 9,748,434

SYSTEMS, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CURING CONDUCTIVE PASTE

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A method for curing conductive paste applied to two adjacent photovoltaic structures, the method comprising:
placing the two adjacent photovoltaic structures on a wafer carrier, wherein the two photovoltaic structures are coupled in
a cascaded manner by a conductive paste, where two adjacent edges of the two photovoltaic structures overlap, wherein the
wafer carrier includes a surface element that is in direct contact with the photovoltaic structures and is substantially thermally
insulating, and wherein the wafer carrier is placed on a conveyor; and

controlling movement of the conveyor to position the wafer carrier to a vicinity of a heating block such that a heated radiation
surface of the heating block radiates heat to the photovoltaic structures for a predetermined duration to cure the conductive
paste.

US Pat. No. 9,748,166

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES INCLUDING CONTROL AND LOAD LEADS OF OPPOSITE DIRECTIONS

Infineon Technologies Aus...

1. A device, comprising:
a carrier;
a semiconductor chip arranged over a first surface of the carrier, wherein the semiconductor chip comprises a control electrode
and a load electrode;

a first lead electrically coupled to the control electrode and extending away from the control electrode in a first direction;
and

one or more second leads electrically coupled to the load electrode, each of the one or more second leads extending away from
the load electrode in a second direction opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 9,748,086

LASER DRIVEN SEALED BEAM LAMP

Excelitas Technologies Co...

1. A sealed high intensity illumination device configured to receive a laser beam from a laser light source comprising:
a sealed chamber configured to contain an ionizable medium, the chamber further comprising:
an integral reflective chamber interior surface having a focal region;
a substantially flat ingress window disposed within a wall of the integral reflective chamber interior surface configured
to admit the laser beam into the chamber;

a plasma sustaining region;
a plasma ignition region; and
a substantially flat high intensity light egress window configured to emit high intensity light from the chamber,
wherein the integral reflective chamber interior surface is configured to reflect high intensity light from the plasma sustaining
region to the egress window, and a path of the laser beam from the laser light source through the ingress window to the focal
region is direct.

US Pat. No. 9,748,043

METHOD OF IMPROVING ELECTROMECHANICAL INTEGRITY OF CATHODE COATING TO CATHODE TERMINATION INTERFACES IN SOLID ELECTROLYTIC CAPACITORS

KEMET Electronics Corpora...

1. A solid electrolytic capacitor comprising:
an anode;
a dielectric on said anode;
a cathode on said dielectric;
a plated metal layer on said cathode wherein said plated metal layer comprises an exterior surface of a first high melting
point metal; and

an adjacent layer selected from a circuit trace and a lead wherein said adjacent layer comprises a second plated metal layer
comprising a second high melting point metal wherein said first high melting point metal and said second high melting point
metal are directly metallurgically bonded as an alloy with a low melting point metal.

US Pat. No. 9,748,003

EFFICIENT CODING FOR MEMORY REDUNDANCY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A system, comprising:
a plurality of embedded memories, wherein each embedded memory includes a redundant feature selected from the group consisting
of a redundant column and a redundant row, and wherein each embedded memory is configured to decode a memory redundancy address
to select for the embedded memory's redundant feature while a redundancy enable signal for the embedded memory is asserted;

a first decoder configured to decode a first selection address into a first selection signal to select for one of the embedded
memories;

a second decoder configured to decode a second selection address into a second selection signal to select for another one
of the embedded memories;

a fuse-programmable memory configured to store the first selection address, a first redundancy address, the second selection
address, and a second redundancy address; and

a plurality of multiplexers corresponding to the plurality of embedded memories, wherein each multiplexer is configured to
both select for the first redundancy address as the memory redundancy address for its corresponding memory and to assert the
redundancy enable signal for its corresponding memory when the first selection signal selects for the corresponding memory,
and wherein each multiplexer is configured to both select for the second redundancy address as the memory redundancy address
for its corresponding memory and to assert the redundancy address its corresponding memory when the second selection signal
selects for to provide the second redundancy address as the memory redundancy address to its corresponding memory when the
second selection signal selects for the corresponding memory.

US Pat. No. 9,747,874

ELECTRONIC GUITAR PICK AND METHOD

Capacitron, LLC, Las Veg...

1. An electronic guitar pick, comprising:
an enclosure forming a cavity, the enclosure having a first end that is substantially pointed and a second end opposite the
first end that is substantially flat, the enclosure tapering to and forming a tip at the first end, the tip having a first
end length;

a sensor contained, at least in part, within the cavity and configured to generate a sensor output based on an interaction
with the enclosure, the sensor being an accelerometer;

a wireless transmitter, operatively coupled to the sensor, and configured to transmit a signal indicative of the sensor output
to an external system, wherein the enclosure includes a first portion and a second portion coupled to the first portion forming
the cavity therebetween, the enclosure having an enclosure length, the first portion including the tip and having a first
portion length substantially the same as the enclosure length; and

control circuitry, operatively coupled to the sensor and the wireless transmitter, configured to enable and disable operation
of the wireless transmitter based, at least in part, on the sensor output being indicative of an acceleration inconsistent
with playing a string of an instrument.

US Pat. No. 9,747,725

VIDEO SYSTEM FOR PILOTING A DRONE IN IMMERSIVE MODE

Parrot Drones, Paris (FR...

1. A system for piloting a drone in immersion, comprising:
a drone provided with shooting means and
a ground station comprising:
virtual reality glasses rendering images captured via the shooting means and transmitted from the drone by wireless communication
means;

detecting means for detecting movement of a head of a user wearing the glasses; as well as
ground graphic processing means adapted to generate rendered images,
a first generating means for generating on board the drone a first image, called a viewpoint image, and transmitting the first
image to the ground graphic processing means;

modification means provided in the drone to modify a sight axis of the viewpoint image in response movement of the user's
head detected by the detecting means and transmitted to the drone via the wireless communication means,

a second generating means for generating on board the drone a second image, called a bird's view image, wherein a field of
the second image is wider and an angular resolution is lower than the viewpoint image, and transmitting the second image to
the ground graphic processing means; and
wherein the ground graphic processing means are adapted to generate locally during a movement of the user's head, by a combination
of a current viewpoint image and a current bird's view image present in the ground station, images to be rendered, with outlines
adjusted as a function of the changes of movement detected by the detecting means.

US Pat. No. 9,747,643

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ON-DEMAND AUCTION FOR A FINANCIAL INSTRUMENT

Chicago Stock Exchange. I...

1. A method, comprising:
providing a matching engine processor, comprising:
a processor;
a non-volatile data store comprising data and software modules; and
an electronic communication interface comprising an input and output;
during an open trading system (OTS) state in which orders in a financial instrument are matched in real time, with the matching
engine processor:

determining an auction trigger; and
determining, by the matching engine processor if predefined SNAP order criteria are met, and, if so, then, performing an OTS
to SNAP auction state (SAS) transition of the processor (OTS?SAS) for the financial instrument;

during the OTS to SAS transition (OTS?SAS), with the matching engine processor:
until returning to the OTS:
canceling published quotes for the financial instrument;
externally indicating an empty electronic order book for the financial instrument; and
accumulating, without matching, new orders for the financial instrument into the electronic order book; and
when the OTS to SAS transition state is complete, then beginning a SNAP auction period AP;
during the AP, with the matching engine processor:
queuing, without executing, cancel or cancel/replace (CXL-CXL/REP) order messages into a SNAP queue until transitioning back
to the OTS;

receiving new inbound orders for the financial instrument and placing them into the electronic order book; and
terminating the AP according to a predefined criteria and then beginning a SNAP auction pricing process APP;
during the APP, with the matching engine processor:
queuing, without executing, inbound orders and CXL—CXL/REP orders into the SNAP queue;
determining a single SNAP auction price APr based on all orders to be included in the SNAP auction according to an order inclusion
predefined criteria, the price Apr also being determined according to an auction price predefined criteria; and

after the APr has been determined, beginning a SNAP auction satisfaction period ASP;
during the ASP, with the matching engine processor:
sending orders to other trading centers as needed to complete the SNAP auction at the auction price APr; and
terminating the ASP according to a predefined criteria, and then beginning a SNAP auction order matching process AOMP;
during the AOMP, with the matching engine processor:
matching other resting orders which are not set-aside for open satisfaction orders at the auction price APr; and
terminating the AOMP and then performing a SAS to OTS transition for the financial instrument;
during the SAS to OTS transition, with the matching engine processor:
removing all remaining SNAP auction only orders from the electronic order book and placing them into the Auction Only Orders
Queue or canceling as instructed;

performing a SNAP auction state (SAS) to OTS state (OTS) transition of the processor (SAS?OTS) for the financial instrument;
resuming real-time matching of orders in the financial instrument;
processing all messages in the SNAP queue until it is empty; and
publishing data associated with the financial instrument;
wherein the auction trigger is receipt of a request auction period (SNAP) order that requests a financial instrument to trade
in an auction state for a sub-second auction time period.

US Pat. No. 9,747,410

DEVELOPMENT TOOL

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A method for iteratively designing a gas turbine engine part, the method comprising, with at least one computing device:
generating a neutral file including information related to an initial design of the gas turbine engine part, wherein the neutral
file is constructed based on a first GUI-generated reusable module and the neutral file comprises data representing user knowledge
relating to the initial design;

conducting an analysis of the initial design using a second GUI-generated reusable module, the data in the neutral file, and
module actions recorded in the second reusable module, wherein the module actions are captured by a program-by-GUI technique;
and

presenting a result of the analysis.

US Pat. No. 9,747,372

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISCOVERING SOCIAL ACCOUNTS

Proofpoint, Inc., Sunnyv...

1. A method, implemented on at least one computer, for correlating multiple social network properties within each distinct
social network platform and across multiple disparate social network platforms, each property related to a single entity,
the computer comprising at least one memory storing computer executable instructions and at least one processing unit for
executing the instructions stored in the memory, wherein execution of the instructions results in the computer performing
the steps of:
submitting one or more search strings to the multiple disparate social network platforms via a plurality of application programming
interfaces, wherein each application programming interface is associated with at least one of the respective social network
platforms and the one or more search strings are related to the single entity;

receiving, from at least a subset of the social network platforms, in a myriad of differing data formats associated with each
respective social network platform, metadata associated with social network properties that match the one or more search strings;

normalizing the metadata such that the metadata may be stored, in a common format, in a database associated with the single
entity;

categorizing, using, at least in part, the metadata, the social network properties, wherein metadata at least one of generated
on behalf of the single entity and generated by a representative of the single entity can be distinguished from metadata related
to, but neither generated on behalf of nor generated by a representative of the single entity;

monitoring for at least one of interesting, incorrect, offensive, and improper content regarding the single entity to identify
at least one social network platform corresponding to said content; and

storing one or more of the normalized metadata and categorized social network properties in physical memory.

US Pat. No. 9,747,332

AUDIO PLAYLIST SYSTEM AND METHOD

BBY SOLUTIONS, INC., Ric...

1. A method for identifying a song based on data stored on a cellular telephone having a portable memory device comprising:
a) providing the cellular telephone, the cellular telephone communicating via a Bluetooth signal with a radio receiver;
b) receiving at the cellular telephone by the Bluetooth signal song data received by the radio receiver and storing the song
data on the portable memory device;

c) reading the song data from the portable memory device, the song data having been transmitted along with a song by a radio
station over a radio signal to the radio receiver, the song data including:

i) at least a portion of a song title,
ii) at least a portion of an artist that performed the song, and
iii) a radio station identifier indicating a radio station on which the song was heard, and
d) using the song data to query a database of song information.

US Pat. No. 9,747,258

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE CREATION AND USE OF VISUALLY-DIVERSE HIGH-QUALITY DYNAMIC LAYOUTS

Wix.com Ltd., Tel Aviv (...

1. A website building system implementable on a computing device, said system comprising:
a layout database to store at least one layout and at least one associated layout signature, wherein said layout signature
represents a semantic composition of said at least one layout;

a page analyzer to analyze a user supplied component set of a webpage and at least generate an associated component set signature
for a user supplied component set;

said page analyzer comprising:
a semantic link handler to identify semantic links which connect at least two components within said user supplied component
set and to build a relevant data structure;

a layout splitter to divide said user supplied component set into segments based on at least one of: geometrical considerations,
said semantic links and dynamic layout anchors;

a signature extractor to extract at least one of; a full component set signature and a partial component set signature from
said user supplied component set, wherein said signature extractor performs at least one of: semantic type mapping of said
user supplied component set, dividing semantic types based on visual properties of said user supplied component set and generating
signature elements based on multiple component semantic types; and

at least one of:
a page type identifier to determine the page type of said user supplied component set;
a component splitter to split at least one component from said user supplied component set based on the content of said at
least one component;

a component filter to filter out unsuitable components for said signature extractor;
a component merger to unite at least two components for layout processing and signature extraction by said signature extractor;
and

a container handler to reduce the amount of different component set signatures for said user supplied component set by performing
at least one of: using hierarchical signatures, container flattening, container flattening and reconstruction, single component
container replacement;

dominant type selection and recursive implementation;
wherein said page analyzer generates at least one of: a single full page layout, multiple partial page layouts, multiple segmented
layouts and an associated layout package from said user supplied component set after processing by at least one of: said layout
splitter, said signature extractor, said page type identifier, said semantic link handler; said component splitter; said component
filter; said component merger and said container handler;

a signature comparer to perform a comparison of said at least one component set signature of said user supplied component
set with said associated layout signature of said at least one layout stored in said layout database;

a layout searcher and generator to acquire from at least said layout database a set of candidate layouts according to the
results of said signature comparer, wherein said candidate layouts are visually different- and semantically similar from said
user supplied component set; and wherein said visually different layouts comprise semantically similar components in a different
visual arrangement;

a layout adapter and applier to adapt said user supplied component set of said website to a selected layout from said set
of candidate layouts; and

a processor and a memory unit; said processor to activate said page analyzer, said signature comparer, said layout searcher
and generator and said layout adapter and applier.

US Pat. No. 9,746,936

REMOTE CONTROLLER

DONGGUAN SILVERLIT TOYS, ...

1. A plate input device for a controller, the device including a movable plate; an input operation surface on a surface of
the movable plate; a support for the movable plate; a movement transmitter for detecting a lateral movement and a lateral
moved position on the input operation surface based on a contact and movement of the plate; a sensor and a signal detection
system operable to read a movement of the transmitter, the movement relating to the movement of the movable plate, and the
sensor being for applying a drive signal to a signal processor responsive to the movement, whereby movement of the plate is
translated as a drive signal to the processor and the movement generates a reaction from the signal generator in reaction
to the input movement operation, and the reaction being a signal to or from the controller, wherein the support for the plate
includes a frame for housing the plate within an outer perimeter of the frame, and a movable device within the perimeter of
the frame for permitting forward, backward, left and right movement of the plate within the perimeter of the frame.

US Pat. No. 9,746,843

CONFIGURABLE SECURITY MONITORING FOR A ROBOT ASSEMBLY

KUKA Roboter GmbH, Augsb...

1. A method for safety monitoring of a robot assembly with at least one robot, comprising:
detecting, by a plurality of sensors coupled to the robot assembly, a plurality of state signals indicating a state, wherein
the state is one of a violated state, a non-violated state, or an error state;

configuring, by a controller, a first linking function that includes a plurality of monitoring functions of a monitoring function
arrangement, wherein the monitoring functions indicate the violated state, the non-violated state, or the error state, depending
on the plurality of signals generated by the plurality of sensors and transmitted to the controller associated with the robot
assembly;

logically linking, by the controller, each monitoring function associated with the first linking function to one another such
that the first linking function has:

a reaction state whenever all of the sensors detect the plurality of signals indicating the violated and/or error state so
that all of the monitoring functions of the first linking function generated by the controller indicates the violated and/or
error state, and

does not have a reaction state whenever no monitoring function from the plurality of monitoring functions indicates the violated
state and/or error state, and/or

does not have a reaction state whenever at least one monitoring function does not indicate the violated and/or error state
and at least one monitoring function does indicate the violated and/or error state, wherein the reaction state is executed
by the controller in response to all of the monitoring functions being in the violated and/or error state.

US Pat. No. 9,746,710

QUANTUM DOT LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, BACKLIGHT MODULE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

HISENSE ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. A quantum dot light source device, comprising:
a printed circuit board and a quantum dot package component, both of which are packaged into a closed cavity through a package
bracket, wherein:

the printed circuit board is configured to power the quantum dot light source device; and an LED light-emitting chip is arranged
on the side of the printed circuit board inside the package cavity, and configured to generate exciting light; and

the quantum dot package component comprises an upper substrate, a lower substrate, and a quantum dot material layer packaged
between the upper substrate and the lower substrate, the quantum dot material layer is excited by the exciting light to generate
excited light, there is at least one reflection point arranged on the upper substrate, and there are more light rays reflected
by the at least one reflection point at the center of the upper substrate than light rays reflected at the peripheral edges
of the upper substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,746,545

MONOPULSE ARBITRARY PHASE DETECTION AND REMOVAL

L3 Technologies, Inc., N...

1. A method for an arbitrary phase detector to detect and remove an arbitrary phase difference between a sum channel signal
and a difference channel signal, the method comprising:
an act of the arbitrary phase detector receiving a sum channel signal from a sum channel signal source;
an act of the arbitrary phase detector receiving a difference channel signal from a difference channel signal source;
an act of the arbitrary phase detector shifting the difference channel signal according to a plurality of potential phase
difference pairs ?i and ?i+? between the sum and difference channel signal to thereby generate a plurality of difference channel signals each having
a different phase, wherein the plurality of potential phase difference pairs are virtual phase differences generated by the
arbitrary phase detector based on potential phase differences that may be present in the arbitrary phase detector;

an act of the arbitrary phase detector correlating the plurality of difference channel signals each having a different phase
with the sum channel signal to generate a plurality of sum+difference signals and sum?difference signals;

an act of the arbitrary phase detector determining, based on the plurality of sum+difference signals and sum?difference signals,
a maximum correlation magnitude difference between the ?i and ?i+? pairs; and

an act of the arbitrary phase detector using the maximum correlation magnitude differences between the ?i and ?i+? pairs in an error estimate calculation that removes the arbitrary phase difference.

US Pat. No. 9,746,522

SWITCH FAILURE DIAGNOSIS DEVICE AND ELECTRIC STORAGE APPARATUS

GS YUASA INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A switch failure diagnosis device for using in a current path between an electric device and an electric storage device,
the switch failure diagnosis device comprising:
a plurality of switches connected parallel to each other in the current path between the electric device and the electric
storage device;

a detector configured to output a detection signal corresponding to at least one of a voltage value, a resistance value, and
a current value across the switches; and

a controller configured to:
select the switches at different time in sequence and input an open instruction signal to each switch at a time when the switch
is selected; and

determine, based on the detection signal output while the open instruction signal is given, that at least one of the switches
has a failure if the detected value is in a failure determination range.

US Pat. No. 9,746,393

FIBRE OPTIC SENSING

OPTASENSE HOLDINGS LIMITE...

1. A method of fibre optic sensing comprising:
interrogating an optical fibre deployed in an area of interest with optical radiation wherein at least part of the optical
fibre is mechanically coupled to at least a first element responsive, in use, to electromagnetic fields;

applying a varying electric current so as to induce a varying force on said first element; and
analysing optical radiation backscattered from within said optical fibre to determine a measurement signal indicative of a
variation in the backscattered radiation corresponding with said electric current applied;

analysing said measurement signal to determine a characteristic of the environment in which the optical fibre is deployed;
and

determining the mechanical impedance of the environment.

US Pat. No. 9,746,180

MULTIJET BURNER WITH CHARGE INTERACTION

CLEARSIGN COMBUSTION CORP...

1. A device, comprising:
a plurality of burners, each configured to support a respective flame;
a plurality of charge electrodes, each positioned and configured to apply a selected respective charge potential to a fluid
flow corresponding to a respective one of the plurality of burners; and

a controller operatively coupled to each of the plurality of charge electrodes and configured to cause a selected voltage
potential to be applied to each respective charge electrode;

wherein each of the plurality of charge electrodes is configured to output to the fluid flow, that corresponds to the respective
one of the plurality of burners, an electrical charge corresponding to the selected voltage potential; and

wherein the controller is configurable to alternatively
cause a common voltage potential to be applied to each of the plurality of charge electrodes, and to
independently control the respective voltage potential applied to each of the plurality of charge electrodes such that the
respective flames supported by the burners are charged at selected different potential magnitudes and/or polarities,

whereby the controller produces various flame distributions.

US Pat. No. 9,746,084

MAGNETIC FLUID SEALING APPARATUS

RIGAKU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A magnetic fluid sealing apparatus for supporting a rotating shaft having a partial area inserted in an airtight chamber
while keeping airtightness in the airtight chamber, comprising:
a housing that is provided at a boundary portion through which the airtight chamber and an outside space thereof are partitioned,
and has a hollow portion through which the rotating shaft is inserted;

a plurality of magnets that are incorporated in the housing and arranged at intervals in an axial direction;
a plurality of pole pieces that are incorporated in the housing so as to sandwich the plurality of magnets and arranged so
that inner end faces thereof in a radial direction confront a peripheral surface of the rotating shaft; and

magnetic fluid filled between the inner end faces in the radial direction of the pole pieces and the periphery surface of
the rotating shaft,

wherein the plurality of magnets contain an even number of magnets incorporated in the housing, the even number of magnets
having end faces that confront each other in the axial direction and are set to the same pole,

the pole pieces are formed of magnetic material,
the rotating shaft is provided with a boundary which is located in a hollow portion of the housing and nearer to the airtight
chamber than a pole piece nearest to the airtight chamber, an area of the rotating shaft that is nearer to an outside space
than the boundary being formed of a magnetic material while an area of the rotating shaft that is nearer to the airtight chamber
than the boundary is formed of a non-magnetic material, and

the housing is provided with a boundary that is provided in a region ranging from an area which is in contact with the pole
piece nearest to the airtight chamber to an area which is nearer to the outside space than the former area and is not in contact
with a pole piece adjacent to the nearest pole piece, an area of the housing that is nearer to the airtight chamber than the
boundary being formed of the magnetic material while an area of the housing that is nearer to the outside space than the boundary
is formed of the non-magnetic material.

US Pat. No. 9,746,007

INTEGRATED IMPLEMENT DOWNFORCE CONTROL SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS

Precision Planting LLC, ...

1. A downforce control system for an agricultural implement, comprising:
a first downforce controller including a first pressure control housed in a first manifold, said first manifold coupled to
a first actuator having a first chamber and a second chamber, said first pressure control valve in fluid communication with
said first chamber;

a second downforce controller including a second pressure control valve housed in a second manifold, said second manifold
coupled to a second actuator having a third chamber and a fourth chamber, said second pressure control valve in fluid communication
with said third chamber; and

an inter-row supply hose extending between said first downforce controller and said second downforce controller.

US Pat. No. 9,745,669

PRECISION CUT HIGH ENERGY CRYSTALS

Ark Crystal, LLC, San Cl...

1. A method of cutting a crystalline composition comprising a synthetic quartz to have a modified regular tetrahedral shape,
comprising:
cutting the crystalline composition to produce a cut crystalline composition;
wherein the cut crystalline composition includes four truncated vertices and six chamfered edges; and
wherein the six chamfered edges have an average length of 1, and an average width of w, and wherein 8?l/w?9.5.

US Pat. No. 9,745,515

FIRE RESISTANT MATERIAL

Commonwealth Scientific A...

1. A formulation which comprises either:
(A) (a) an inorganic-organic hybrid (IOH) which comprises:
(i) an expandable or swellable layered inorganic component, which is a naturally occurring or synthetic analogue of a phyllosilicate
having a platelet thickness less than 5 nanometers and an aspect ratio greater than 10:1; and

(ii) an organic component including at least one ionic organic component and one or more neutral organic components which
are intercalated between the layer(s) of the inorganic component to provide an intergallery spacing expanded to greater than
1.27 nm and not more than 1.84 nm, in which the neutral organic component is a neutral derivative of a triazine based species,

the ionic or neutral organic components decomposing or subliming endothermically, and/or releasing volatiles with low combustibility
on decomposition and/or inducing charring of organic species during thermal decomposition or combustion; and

(b) a polyamide based matrix; or
(B) (a) a fire resistant formulation which comprises the IOH defined as component (a) under (A) above; and one or more flame
retardants; and

(b) a polyamide based matrix,
wherein the IOH for both (A) and (B) is in the form of solid particles.

US Pat. No. 9,745,255

META-SUBSTITUTED BIPHENYL PERIPHERALLY RESTRICTED FAAH INHIBITORS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A compound having the formula:

wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxy and the physiologically hydrolyzable esters thereof, carboxy and
the physiologically hydrolysable esters thereof, hydroxyl-(C1-C3)alkyl and the physiologically hydrolyzable esters thereof, and —NR7R8, wherein R7 and R8 are independently selected from hydrogen or (C1-C3)alkyl and R9 is selected from hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, trifluoromethyl or trifluoroethyl;

R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and unsubstituted (C1-C3)alkyl;

each R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and unsubstituted (C1-C3)alkyl and n is an integer from 0 to 4;

R5 is hydrogen, carboxy and the physiologically hydrolysable esters thereof, or hydroxyl-(C1-C3)alkyl and the physiologically hydrolyzable esters thereof,

R6 is an unsubstituted or substituted cyclohexyl, cyclopentyl, cyclobutyl or tetrahydropyran-4-yl;

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein only one of R1 and R5 is hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 9,745,100

STACK AND FOLD DAIRY SHELVES

Rehrig Pacific Company, ...

18. A collapsible container comprising:
a base;
a pair of opposed side flanges projecting upwardly from side edges of the base and integrally molded with the base;
a pair of opposed side walls pivotably connected to the side flanges and movable between an upright position and a collapsed
position on the base;

a rear wall pivotably connected to the base and movable between an upright position and a collapsed position on the base,
the rear wall including a pair of opposed flange portions with a lower central portion therebetween; and

a front wall pivotably connected to the base opposite the rear wall, wherein the front wall is movable between an upright
position and a retracted position outward of the container and wherein the front wall is selectively latched to the side flanges.

US Pat. No. 9,744,797

PROJECTION AND COMMUNICATION BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING IT

POLYVISION, NAAMLOZE VENN...


US Pat. No. 9,744,357

OPTIMIZING OPERATIONAL CONTROL OF A HEARING PROSTHESIS

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A hearing prosthesis, comprising:
a memory configured to store a first plurality of settings, each setting providing a different operating functionality for
the hearing prosthesis suitable for different situations;

a processor configured to execute a signal analysis on input signals to the hearing prosthesis by (i) monitoring characteristics
of a current situation, (ii) classifying the current situation into one of a plurality of predefined states to obtain a current
state, and (iii) identifying from the first plurality of settings an optimal setting for the current state; and

a user interface configured to present the optimal setting and a second plurality of settings and to allow a selection from
amongst the presented settings for execution.

US Pat. No. 9,744,298

SELECTIVELY CONTROLLING FLUID FLOW THROUGH A FLUID PATHWAY

CRISI Medical Systems, In...

1. A system comprising:
a fluid port comprising:
a fluid channel;
a fluid inlet at a first end of the fluid channel configured to couple to an outlet of a manually administrable fluid source;
a fluid outlet at a second end of the fluid channel configured to deliver fluid from the manually administrable fluid source
to a fluid pathway that provides fluid to a patient;

at least one sensor configured to determine at least one attribute of the fluid from the manually administrable fluid source;
a flow controller in communication with the at least one sensor that generates at least one flow modification signal in response
to the determined at least one attribute matching at least one condition specified by at least one rule; and

a flow control valve in communication with the flow controller and positioned within the fluid pathway at a location separate
and distinct from the fluid port, the flow control valve changing a level of flow restriction of the fluid from the manually
administrable fluid source passing therethrough in response to receiving the at least one flow modification signal, wherein
changing the level of flow restriction of the fluid from the manually administrable fluid source passing through the flow
control valve comprises adjusting a current flow rate of the fluid passing through the flow control valve to a higher or lower
flow rate, wherein the flow control valve partially restricts the fluid passing through the flow control valve at the higher
or lower rate,

wherein the at least one sensor is configured to automatically measure a withdrawn downstream fluid volume, wherein the withdrawn
downstream fluid volume is a total volume of the fluid downstream of the fluid inlet and still within the fluid channel after
fluid flow through the fluid pathway is stopped, and

wherein the at least one sensor comprises a fluid flow sensor, and wherein sensed fluid flow information causes the flow controller
to generate a first flow modification signal to cause the flow control valve to transition to a first state when a first pre-determined
volume has been delivered as measured by the fluid flow sensor, and after a pre-determined span of time, causes the flow controller
to generate a second flow modification signal to cause the flow control valve to transition to a second state different than
the first state.

US Pat. No. 9,743,893

DENTAL IMAGING WITH PHOTON-COUNTING DETECTOR

Carestream Health, Inc., ...

1. A dental imaging apparatus for obtaining an image from a patient, the apparatus comprising:
a radiation source;
a first digital imaging sensor that provides, for each of a plurality of image pixels, at least a first digital value according
to a count of received photons that exceed at least a first energy threshold;

a mount that supports the radiation source and the first digital imaging sensor on opposite sides of an imaging area for the
patient;

a computer in signal communication with the first digital imaging sensor for acquiring one or more two-dimensional images
from the first digital imaging sensor;

a controller electrically coupled to the radiation source, the first digital imaging sensor, the mount and the computer, the
controller configured to operate the dental imaging apparatus in two or more imaging modes, where the two or more imaging
modes comprises a combination of volume imaging, CT imaging, panoramic imaging, or cephalometric imaging, where the two or
more imaging modes are configured to use the first digital imaging sensor; and

an alignment apparatus to provide alignment of the imaging area for a patient's head for obtaining the one or more images,
where the alignment apparatus, comprises:

a main body having opposing first and second sides and supports first and second holding members for positioning against the
patient's head, wherein the first holding member has a first reference position along the first side of the main body and
is coupled to a first transport apparatus that extends outward from the main body, and wherein the second holding member has
a second reference position along the second side of the main body and is coupled to a second transport apparatus that extends
outward from the main body; and

an extension locking mechanism within the main body that locks the position of the second transport apparatus when the first
holding member is moved from the first reference position and that locks the position of the first transport apparatus when
the second holding member is moved from the second reference position.

US Pat. No. 9,743,745

OPTIMIZED CORD CLIP

LOGITECH EUROPE S.A., La...

1. A cord clip apparatus, comprising:
a strap formed with two or more pockets;
a first ferromagnetic component disposed in a first pocket;
a second ferromagnetic component disposed in a second pocket;
a dual channel coupler comprising a first channel and a second channel, wherein a portion of the strap is disposed within
a portion of the first channel; and wherein the second channel is fitted to receive and partially surround an audio cord,
wherein the strap is formed of a flexible material such that the strap is configured to be folded in half, enabling the first
ferromagnetic component disposed at least partially within the first pocket to be brought into magnetic contact with the second
ferromagnetic component disposed at least partially within the second pocket; and

an aperture disposed between the folded sides of the strap when the first ferromagnetic component is brought into magnetic
contact with the second ferromagnetic component, wherein the second channel is disposed at least partially within the aperture.

US Pat. No. 9,743,679

PLANT EXTRACT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION THEREOF

aPEEL Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of preparing a plant extract composition, comprising:
obtaining cutin from a cutin-containing portion of a plant matter, the cutin-containing portion being at least partially separated
from a non-cutin-containing portion of the plant matter;

at least partially depolymerizing the cutin in a first solvent to obtain a first solution comprising a first intermediate
extract dissolved in the first solvent, the first intermediate extract including a plurality of cutin-derived monomers, oligomers,
or combinations thereof:

acidifying the first intermediate extract:
selectively filtering the first intermediate extract to obtain a second intermediate extract having a higher purity than the
first intermediate extract;

functionalizing the cutin-derived monomers, oligomers, or combinations thereof of the second intermediate extract by esterification;
and

dissolving the functionalized second intermediate extract in a second solvent to obtain the plant extract composition.

US Pat. No. 9,743,678

STUNNER

Jarvis Products Corporati...

1. A pneumatic animal stunner for stunning an animal comprising:
a housing having a front end;
an inner chamber in the housing having a forward end and a rearward end;
a piston slideable within the inner chamber;
a stunning rod within the housing and capable of being driven by the piston forward and rearward towards and away from the
front end of the housing;

a first pressure chamber adjacent the inner chamber, the first pressure chamber being in communication with the rearward end
of the inner chamber, the first pressure chamber supplying a pressurized fluid rearward of the piston;

a second pressure chamber adjacent the inner chamber, the second pressure chamber being in communication with the forward
end of the inner chamber, the second pressure chamber supplying a pressurized fluid forward of the piston, the second pressure
chamber being smaller than the first pressure chamber; and

a valve system to alternately control flow of the pressurized fluid from the first pressure chamber to the rearward end of
the inner chamber to move the piston and drive the stunning rod forward to stun an animal, and from the second pressure chamber
to the forward end of the inner chamber to move the piston and drive the stunning rod rearward and retract the stunning rod.

US Pat. No. 9,745,344

NPR-B AGONISTS

Shire Orphan Therapies Gm...

1. A compound selected from:
6054-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:228);

Occ-Sni-Mpa-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:244);

Occ-Sni-Ppa-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:245);

(6071-OH)-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:246);

5587-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:248);

(AR-201-48)-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:270);

(AR-201-48)-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:272);

(AR-201-58)-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:307);

(AR-201-59)-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:308);

Sbt-Sni-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:311);

Sbt-ala-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:313);

Nbt-ala-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:314);

(AR-201-72)-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:339);

(AR-201-72)-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:340);

Miy-Gab-Hgl-ala-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:374);

Ac-Miy-Gab-Hgl-ala-Phe-arg-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:375);

Occ-Sni-Tyr-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:408);

Occ-Sni-Bmf-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:409);

Occ-Sni-Phe-Ala-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:423);

Occ-Sni-Phe-nml-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:437);

2553-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:457);

6988-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:460);

1695-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:462);

Occ-Sni-Otf-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:467);

Occ-Sni-NHfe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:474);

785-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:484);

3218-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:486);

1281-G-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:489);

1281-Bal-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:490);

Occ-Sni-Hfe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:504);

Occ-ala-Nmf-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:505);

Gluc-Aoa-hgl-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:533);

(1270)-Hgl-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:535);

Occ-Hgl-Sni-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:537);

(AR-314-170)-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:555);

(AR-314-171)-Phe-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:556);

(AR-385-008)-leu-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:557); and

Occ-Sni-Phe-thr-Leu-Hyp-Nml-Asp-Arg-Ile-NH2 (SEQ ID NO:565).

US Pat. No. 9,745,600

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF ENGINEERED CRISPR-CAS9 SYSTEMS USING SPLIT-NEXUS CAS9-ASSOCIATED POLYNUCLEOTIDES

Caribou Biosciences, Inc....

1. A eukaryotic cell comprising:
a Type II CRISPR-Cas9-associated polynucleotide composition comprising
a first Type II CRISPR-Cas9-associated split-nexus polynucleotide having a 5? end and a 3? end (sn1-casPN) comprising, in
the 5? to 3? direction, a first stem element nucleotide sequence I, and a nexus stem element nucleotide sequence I;

a second Type II CRISPR-Cas9-associated split-nexus polynucleotide having a 5? end and a 3? end (sn2-casPN) comprising, in
the 5? to 3? direction, a nexus stem element nucleotide sequence II and a second stem element nucleotide sequence I, wherein
the nexus stem element nucleotide sequence I of the sn1-casPN and the nexus stem element nucleotide sequence II of the sn2-casPN
are capable of forming a nexus stem element by base-pair hydrogen bonding between the nexus stem element nucleotide sequence
I and the nexus stem element nucleotide sequence II;

a third Type II CRISPR-Cas9-associated polynucleotide having a 5? end and a 3? end (sn3-casPN) comprising, in the 5? to 3?
direction, a DNA target binding sequence and a first stem element nucleotide sequence II, wherein the first stem element nucleotide
sequence I of the sn1-casPN and the first stem element nucleotide sequence II of the sn3-casPN are capable of forming a first
stem element by base-pair hydrogen bonding between the first stem element nucleotide sequence I and the first stem element
nucleotide sequence II; and

a first adjunct polynucleotide having a 5? end and a 3? end comprising a second stem element nucleotide sequence II, wherein
the second stem element nucleotide sequence I of the sn2-casPN and the second stem element nucleotide sequence II of the first
adjunct polynucleotide are capable of forming a second stem element by base-pair hydrogen bonding between the second stem
element nucleotide sequence I and the second stem element nucleotide sequence II;

wherein the nexus stem element nucleotide sequence I comprises a 3? terminal moiety; or the nexus stem element nucleotide
sequence II comprises a 5? terminal moiety; or the nexus stem element nucleotide sequence I comprises a 3? terminal moiety
and the nexus stem element nucleotide sequence II comprises a 5? terminal moiety;

wherein the Type II CRISPR-Cas9-associated polynucleotide composition is capable of forming a complex with a Type II CRISPR-Cas9
protein.

US Pat. No. 9,745,376

ANTI-???6 ANTIBODIES

Biogen MA Inc., Cambridg...

1. A DNA encoding a heavy chain of an anti-?v?6 antibody or antigen-binding fragment thereof, the humanized heavy chain comprising
a heavy chain variable region comprising complementarity determining regions (CDRs) 1, 2, and 3 consisting of the amino acid
sequences set forth in SEQ ID NOs.: 3, 6, and 9, respectively.
US Pat. No. 9,748,195

ADHESIVE FOR MOUNTING FLIP CHIP FOR USE IN A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A flip-chip mounting adhesive for use in a method for producing a semiconductor device, comprising at least a thermosetting
resin and a thermosetting agent,
wherein the thermosetting resin is an epoxy resin,
wherein the adhesive has an activation energy ?E of 100 kJ/mol or less, a reaction rate of 20% or less at 2 seconds at 260°
C., and a reaction rate of 40% or less at 4 seconds at 260° C., as determined by differential scanning calorimetry and Ozawa
method, and

wherein the method for producing a semiconductor device comprises:
step 1 of positioning a semiconductor chip on a substrate via the adhesive, the semiconductor chip including bump electrodes
each having an end made of solder;

step 2 of heating the semiconductor chip at a temperature of the melting point of the solder or higher to solder and bond
the bump electrodes of the semiconductor chip to an electrode portion of the substrate, and concurrently to temporarily attach
the adhesive; and

step 3 of removing voids by heating the adhesive under a pressurized atmosphere.
US Pat. No. 9,745,430

ELASTIC MONOFILM AND METHOD OF MAKING A DISPOSABLE HYGIENE ARTICLE

MONDI GRONAU GMBH, Grona...

1. An elastic monofilm having a film thickness between 20 ?m and 100 ?m, the monofilm consisting of:
an asymmetric styrene-diene triblock copolymer at a content between 30 wt % and 90 wt % based on the weight of the monofilm
as a first polymer and having terminal blocks with a mass ratio between 2:1 and 5:1;

a second polymer of polystyrene at a content between 8 wt % and 40 wt % based on the weight of the monofilm; and
remainder at least one additional constituent of polyethylene, an ethylene vinyl acetate blocking agent, a pigment, a thermal
stabilizer, a UV absorber as a stabilizer, or a processing aid.

US Pat. No. 9,745,278

GROUP OF STAT3 PATHWAY INHIBITORS AND CANCER STEM CELL PATHWAY INHIBITORS

Boston Biomedical, Inc., ...

1. A method for treating cancer in a human subject in need thereof comprising administering a composition comprising a therapeutically
effective amount of 2-acetylnaphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione and/or a pharmaceutically acceptable solvate thereof,
wherein said 2-acetylnaphtho[2,3-b]furan-4,9-dione is synthetic, and
wherein said cancer is head and neck cancer, brain cancer, breast cancer, lung cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, ovarian
cancer, cervical cancer, uterine cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, kidney cancer, bladder cancer, vulval cancer, cancer of
the peritoneum, prostate cancer, thyroid cancer, sarcomas, squamous cell cancer, melanoma, leukemia, lymphoma, or myeloma,
wherein said cancer expresses activated STAT3.

US Pat. No. 9,744,518

METHOD OF REMOVING STRONTIUM CATIONS FROM A WATER STREAM USING AN AMORPHOUS TITANIUM SILICATE

BASF Corporation, Florha...

1. A method comprising:
contacting a water stream with an amorphous titanium silicate, the water stream containing strontium cations and at least
one of sodium cations, potassium cations, calcium cations, or magnesium cations, the amorphous titanium silicate being prepared
by contacting a solution of soluble titanium salt with a sodium silicate solution and alkali with stirring, the amorphous
titanium silicate being precipitated as a gel and formed into powder or granules without crystalline character prior to the
contacting; and

selectively removing a portion of the strontium cations from the water stream by ion exchanging sodium ions on the amorphous
titanium silicate for the strontium cations in the water stream in response to the contacting of the water stream with the
amorphous titanium silicate.

US Pat. No. 9,744,269

THERMOPLASTIC POLYURETHANE ADMIXTURES

Interface Biologics, Inc....

1. A medical device having a surface comprising an admixture comprising a thermoplastic polyurethane base polymer and a fluorinated
additive mixture, wherein said fluorinated additive mixture comprises compounds of formula (I):
G-[B-A]n-B-G  (I),

and greater than 0% to 10% (w/w) trimer of formula (II):
G-B-G  (II),
wherein
A is a soft segment comprising polypropylene oxide, polyethylene oxide, polytetramethylene oxide, hydrogenated polybutadiene
(HLBH), poly (2,2 dimethyl-1,3-propylcarbonate) (PCN), polybutadiene (LBHP), diethyleneglycol-orthophthalicanhydride polyester
(PDP), poly (hexamethyhlenecarbonate)diol, hydroxyl terminated polydimethylsiloxanes (PrO-PDMS-PrO) block copolymer, hydrogenated-hydroxyl
terminated polyisoprene, poly(ethyleneglycol)-block-poly(propyleneglycol))-block-poly(ethylene glycol), 1,12-dodecanediol,
hydrogenated polyisoprene (HHTPI), poly(hexamethylene carbonate), or poly(2-butyl-2-ethyl-1,3-propyl carbonate);

B is a hard segment comprising terminal urethane linkages;
G is an polyfluoroalkyl group; and
n is an integer from 1 to 15.

US Pat. No. 9,749,941

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY SEARCH

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile device for searching a frequency band for a radio access technology (RAT), the mobile device comprising:
a radio frequency unit; and
a baseband modem configured to:
conduct a scan of the frequency band, wherein a signal strength for each frequency of a plurality of frequencies within the
frequency band is measured;

divide the frequency band into a plurality of subsets of frequencies;
perform an analysis of signal strengths for the plurality of subsets of frequencies, wherein the analysis of signal strengths
comprises determining a deviation of the signal strengths in each of the plurality of subsets of frequencies; and

identify a range of frequencies corresponding to the RAT based on the analysis of signal strengths.

US Pat. No. 9,749,882

COMMERCIAL POWER RESTORE INDICATOR FOR SITES, SUCH AS CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SITES

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A system for determining whether electrical power has been restored to a wireless telecommunications site, wherein the
wireless telecommunications site receives power from a commercial utility, and wherein the wireless telecommunications site
includes a backup power generator, the system comprising:
a first relay, connected to a power protection cabinet of the wireless telecommunications site,
wherein the first relay is configured to send a first signal representing a lost power state of the wireless telecommunications
site, and

wherein the power protection cabinet includes power transfer devices configured to electrically protect the wireless telecommunications
site;

a second relay, connected to the power protection cabinet, wherein the second relay is configured to send a second signal
representing a generator supplied power state of the wireless telecommunications site,

wherein the second signal is based on the backup generator providing power to the wireless telecommunications site during
an outage of power from the commercial utility to the wireless telecommunications site; and

a processor or microcontroller programmed to determine that power is again available from the commercial utility at the wireless
telecommunications site after the lost power state,

wherein the processor or microcontroller determines that power is again available from the commercial utility upon first detecting
an alarm associated with the second signal and then detecting a clearing of an alarm associated with the first signal.

US Pat. No. 9,749,806

DETERMINING MOBILE DEVICE LOCATION BASED ON A PARTICLE SWARM APPROACH

Viavi Solutions UK Limite...

1. A device for identifying location of a mobile device during a call, the device comprising:
one or more processors configured to:
obtain call information relating to the call, the call information comprising a plurality of call segments;
perform one or more particle swarm operations to obtain approximate locations of the mobile device during at least some of
the plurality of call segments;

where the one or more processors, when performing the one or more particle swarm operations, are configured to:
determine a plurality of geolocation areas corresponding to the plurality of call segments,
a geolocation area, of the plurality of geolocation areas, identifying a geographical area in which the mobile device was
located during a corresponding call segment of the plurality of call segments,

generate a swarm of candidate particles, of a plurality of swarms of candidate particles, in each geolocation area, of the
plurality of geolocation areas;

determine the approximate locations based on a respective swarm of candidate particles for each respective geolocation area
and a probability distribution; and

combine the approximate locations to identify a location of the mobile device during the call.

US Pat. No. 9,749,651

EFFECTIVE WEDGELET PARTITION CODING USING SPATIAL PREDICTION

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for reconstructing a sample array from a data stream configured to:
predict a first block of the sample array using intra-prediction by filling the first block by copying reconstructed values
of samples of the sample array, neighboring the first block, along an intra-prediction direction into the first block;

derive a position of a wedgelet separation line within a second block neighboring the first block by setting an extension
direction of the wedgelet separation line within the second block depending on the intra-prediction direction used to predict
the first block, the wedgelet separation line dividing the second block into first and second wedgelet partitions; and

decode the second block in units of the first and second wedgelet partitions.

US Pat. No. 9,749,622

EFFECTIVE PREDICTION USING PARTITION CODING

GE VIDEO COMPRESSION, LLC...

1. A decoder for reconstructing a sample array from a data stream, configured to:
derive a bi-partition of a predetermined block of the sample array into first and second partitions;
associate each of neighboring samples of the sample array with a respective one of the first and second partitions, the neighboring
samples adjoining to the predetermined block;

predict the predetermined block by assigning a first predicted value obtained based on values of the neighboring samples associated
with the first partition to samples of the sample array positioned within the first partition, or assigning a second predicted
value obtained based on values of the neighboring samples associated with the second partition to samples of the sample array
positioned within the second partition;

retrieve, from the data stream, one or more refinement syntax elements indicating a first or second refinement value for the
first or second predicted value; and

refine the prediction of the predetermined block by applying the first refinement value to the first predicted value associated
with the first partition, or applying the second refinement value to the second predicted value associated with the second
partition.

US Pat. No. 9,749,454

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING SMART DEVICE

Xiaomi Inc., Beijing (CN...

1. A method for use in a terminal, comprising:
when a connection is established between the terminal and a smart device, detecting whether the smart device is set with a
personalized control interface;

when detecting that the smart device is set with the personalized control interface, acquiring a personalized interface plug-in
of the smart device, the personalized interface plug-in including a personalized function type and a personalized status display
type;

generating control options and a status display interface, based on at least one of the personalized interface plug-in or
configuration information of a common control interface of the smart device, wherein the generating of the control options
and the status display interface includes:

generating a prompt requesting a user to select whether to generate the common control interface or the personalized control
interface;

when detecting a selection message indicating that the user selects the common control interface, generating the control options
and the status display interface based on the configuration information of the common control interface; and

when detecting a selection message indicating that the user selects the personalized control interface, generating the control
options and the status display interface based on the personalized interface plug-in and the configuration information of
the common control interface; and

controlling the smart device according to the control options and the status display interface.

US Pat. No. 9,749,436

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CACHING CONTENT WITH NOTIFICATION-BASED INVALIDATION WITH EXTENSION TO CLIENTS

AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

1. A computer-implemented method operable in one or more servers that include circuitry forming one or more processors and
memory holding instructions for execution by the one or more processors to perform the method, the method comprising:
receiving a request from a client device;
in response to the request, generating a forward request to a source;
receiving a response to the forward request, the response comprising responsive content and at least one token, the at least
one token corresponding to information stored at the source upon which the responsive content depends, wherein the information
is distinct from the responsive content and was a basis for the source's construction of the responsive content;

serving the responsive content and the at least one token to the client device, in response to the client device's request;
subsequent to serving the responsive content, receiving a first message indicating that the at least one token is invalid;
and

sending a second message to the client device indicating that the at least one token is invalid.

US Pat. No. 9,749,417

RECONFIGURABLE CLOUD COMPUTING

Nimbix, Inc., Dallas, TX...

1. A method comprising:
identifying a first application to be executed;
configuring a computing node in a first configuration, wherein
the computing node comprises a plurality of computing resources,
the configuring the computing node in the first configuration comprises
configuring a first computing resource of the plurality of computing resources to execute at least a portion of the first
application according to a first workflow, and

configuring a second computing resource of the plurality of computing resources to execute at least another portion of the
first application according to the first workflow,

the first computing resource is of a first type of a plurality of types of computing resources, and
the second computing resource is of a second type of the plurality of types of computing resources;
executing, according to the first workflow, the at least the portion of the first application and the at least the another
portion of the first application;

identifying a second application to be executed;
configuring the computing node in a second configuration, wherein
the configuring the computing node in the second configuration comprises
configuring the first computing resource to execute at least a portion of the second application according to a second workflow,
and

configuring the second computing resource to execute at least another portion of the second application according to the second
workflow; and

executing, according to the second workflow, the at least the portion of the second application and the at least the another
portion of the second application.

US Pat. No. 9,749,329

NETWORK CONNECTION MANAGING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. A network connection managing device configured to connect one or more external devices to a network, comprising:
a first communication unit configured to connect the network connection managing device with the network;
a second communication unit configured to connect the network connection managing device with the one or more external devices;
a storage unit configured to store a plurality of pieces of network configuration information, each network configuration
information corresponding to one type of the one or more external devices and being used to configure the corresponding type
of the one or more need to be consistent external devices to enable the corresponding type of the one or more need to be consistent
external devices to connect to the network via the network connection managing device;

a processor; and
a network connection managing system comprising a plurality of modules which are a collection of instructions executed by
the processor, the modules comprising:

a detecting module configured to detect whether the one or more external devices request to connect to the network via the
network connection managing device or not; and

an executing module, when the detecting module determines that the one or more external devices request to connect to the
network, the executing module determining one of the pieces of network configuration information corresponding to each external
device requesting to connect to the network, the network configuration information comprising network configuration parameters
and network authentication information, the executing module configuring each of the one or more external devices according
to the network configuration parameters of the determined network configuration information and authenticating the configured
one or more external devices and connecting the configured one or more external devices to the network according to the network
authentication information of the determined network configuration information.

US Pat. No. 9,749,247

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR TRANSMITTING NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS AT A POINT IN TIME AUTOMATICALLY DETERMINED BASED ON COMMUNICATION RATES

Amdocs Development Limite...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium embodying a computer program, comprising computer code for:
identifying a communication to be transmitted over a network, utilizing a device of a subscriber of the network;
conditionally assigning the communication a high priority, based on a content of the communication;
when the communication is not assigned the high priority:
querying a network service provider for a plurality of different points in time at which the communication is capable of being
transmitted and associated rates for transmitting the communication over the network,

receiving at the device from the network service provider the plurality of different points in time and the associated rates,
in response to the querying,

selecting, by the device from the received plurality of different points in time, a point in time of the plurality of different
points in time, and

initiating, at the selected point in time, transmission of the entirety of the identified communication over the network;
when the communication is assigned the high priority:
immediately initiating transmission of the entirety of the identified communication over the network,
wherein immediately initiating the transmission of the entirety of the identified communication over the network when the
communication is assigned the high priority includes bypassing the querying and the selecting otherwise performed when the
communication is not assigned the high priority to avoid delay associated with the querying and the selecting.

US Pat. No. 9,749,175

TCP CONNECTION RELOCATION

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A method comprising:
initiating a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) connection using a first of a plurality of paralleled network devices at
a first location and a first of a plurality of paralleled network devices at a second location, the first of the plurality
of paralleled network devices at the first location acting as a local termination for the TCP connection;

receiving a TCP transmission related to the TCP connection at a second of the plurality of paralleled network devices at the
first location; and

transferring the TCP connection from the first of the plurality of paralleled network devices at the first location to the
second of the plurality of paralleled network devices at the first location in response to the receipt of the TCP transmission
so that the second of the plurality of paralleled network devices at the first location can act as the local termination for
the TCP connection.

US Pat. No. 9,748,636

ANTENNA DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. An antenna device incorporated into an electronic apparatus and configured to communicate with an external device via an
electromagnetic field signal, the antenna device comprising:
a first electric conductor provided inside a casing of the electronic apparatus and facing the external device;
an antenna coil provided inside the casing of the electronic apparatus and inductively coupled to the external device; and
a second electric conductor in sheet form, the second electric conductor being provided inside the casing of the electronic
apparatus, overlapping or being in contact with the first electric conductor, and at least partially overlapping a surface
of the antenna coil, the surface being opposite to a surface facing the external device, and the first electric conductor
overlapping the surface of the antenna coil,

wherein the second electric conductor overlaps one side of the antenna coil, the one side having a lead wire wound around
thereon in one direction, and does not overlap another side of the antenna coil, the another side having the lead wire wound
around thereon in another direction, and

wherein the number of turns of the antenna coil on the one side overlapped by the second electric conductor is smaller than
the number of turns of the antenna coil on the another side not overlapped by the second electric conductor.

US Pat. No. 9,748,565

NON-AQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

HITACHI MAXELL, LTD., Ib...

1. A non-aqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising a positive electrode, a negative electrode, a non-aqueous electrolyte,
and a separator,
wherein the positive electrode comprises a positive electrode current collector and a positive electrode material mixture
layer formed on one or both sides of the positive electrode current collector,

the positive electrode material mixture layer has a thickness of 100 ?m or more and 300 ?m or less per side of the positive
electrode current collector,

the positive electrode material mixture layer includes a positive electrode active material,
the positive electrode active material comprises a lithium-containing composite oxide obtained by baking under an oxygen gas
atmosphere after preheating,

the lithium-containing composite oxide is represented by a general compositional formula: Li1+xMO2,

where x is in the range of ?0.5?x?0.5, and M comprises Ni and at least one selected from Co and Mn,
20?a<100 and 50?a+b+c?100 are satisfied when the ratios of Ni, Co, and Mn to all the elements constituting M are a, b, and
c, respectively, in units of mol %, and

the ratio of elements other than Ni, Co, and Mn to all the elements constituting M is 2.0 mol % or less,
the positive electrode active material is composed of secondary particles formed by aggregation of primary particles,
an average particle size of the secondary particles is 6 ?m or less,
when an average particle size of the primary particles is A and the average particle size of the secondary particles is B,
A/B is 0.1 or less,

when diffraction-line integrated intensities of a (003) plane and a (104) plane in an X-ray diffraction chart of the positive
electrode material mixture layer are I003 and I104, respectively, the ratio I003/I104 of the integrated intensities is 1.1 or more,

the positive electrode material mixture layer contains an organosilane compound represented by a general formula X1—Si(OR1)3 or X2—SiR2(OR2)2, where R1, R2, and R3 represent —CH3, —C2H5, or —C3H7, R2 and R3 may be the same or different, and X1 and X2 are selected from the group consisting of a vinyl group, an epoxy group, a styryl group, a methacryloxy group, an acryloxy
group, an amino group, a ureido group, a chloropropyl group, a mercapto group, a sulfide group, and an isocyanate group, and

the organosilane compound content is 0.05 to 3.0 mass % relative to the total mass of the positive electrode material mixture
layer.

US Pat. No. 9,748,362

HIGH-VOLTAGE NORMALLY-OFF FIELD EFFECT TRANSISTOR WITH CHANNEL HAVING MULTIPLE ADJACENT SECTIONS

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A field effect transistor, comprising:
a source electrode, a drain electrode, and a gate disposed there between;
a gap-filling material separating the gate from the drain electrode without contacting the gate;
a channel extending from the source electrode to the drain electrode, wherein the channel includes a plurality of adjacent
sections, the plurality of adjacent sections including:

a first section connected to the gate and located adjacent to the source electrode without contact thereof, wherein the gate
is integrated in the first section, and wherein the first section is a normally-off channel; and

a second section located adjacent the first section and connected to the gap-filling material, wherein the second section
has a surface that directly contacts the gap-filling material, and wherein the second section is a normally-on channel; and

a charge-controlling electrode connected to the source electrode, wherein the charge-controlling electrode extends from the
source electrode over the gate without contact thereof and over at least a portion of the gap-filling material with direct
contact thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,748,254

CONVEX SHAPED THIN-FILM TRANSISTOR DEVICE HAVING ELONGATED CHANNEL OVER INSULATING LAYER IN A GROOVE OF A SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE

MONTEREY RESEARCH, LLC, ...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:
a substrate;
a plurality of first bit lines comprising a plurality of upper surfaces and a plurality of lower surfaces, wherein the plurality
of first bit lines are disposed to align the plurality of upper surfaces substantially in a first plane and to align the plurality
of lower surfaces substantially in a second plane;

an insulating layer that is provided between the plurality of first bit lines, the insulating layer comprising an upper surface
and a lower surface, wherein at least a portion of the lower surface of the insulating layer is provided in a groove of the
semiconductor device, wherein the groove is disposed substantially in a third plane below the second plane and the upper surface
is substantially in a fourth plane above the first plane; and

an ONO film comprising an oxide film, a tunnel oxide film, and a plurality of charge storage layers, and
a plurality of channel layers provided on opposing third and fourth faces of the insulating layer and coupled to the respective
first bit lines of the plurality of first bit lines,

wherein at least a portion of the ONO film is formed on a portion of the plurality of channel layers and at least a portion
of a first face of the oxide film is in direct contact with a first face of the tunnel oxide film; and

wherein a path of a current flowing through the substrate and between the plurality of first bit lines is lengthened by the
portion of the insulating layer provided in the groove.

US Pat. No. 9,748,209

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE HAVING MULTIPLE LED CHIPS OF DIFFERENT THICKNESS

Genesis Photonics Inc., ...

1. A light source device, comprising:
a substrate having an upper surface;
a plurality of first light-emitting diode (LED) chips disposed on the upper surface and electrically connected to the substrate,
wherein each of the first LED chips comprises a first chip substrate, a first semiconductor layer, and a plurality of first
electrodes and is flipped on the substrate; and

at least one second LED chip disposed on the upper surface and electrically connected to the substrate, the second LED chip
comprises a second chip substrate, a second semiconductor layer, and a plurality of second electrodes and is flipped on the
substrate, wherein a thickness of the second chip substrate is different from a thickness of the first chip substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,748,200

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF WAFER LEVEL PACKAGE STRUCTURE

Powertech Technology Inc....

1. A manufacturing method of a wafer level package structure, comprising:
disposing a plurality of chips on a supporting board by adhering the plurality of chips on the supporting board using die
attach films, the plurality of chips having corresponding active surfaces substantially leveled to each other, and each of
the die attach films having different thickness to compensate for difference in thickness of different parts of the supporting
board;

disposing a molding on the supporting board to surround lateral sides of the plurality of chips, the active surfaces of the
plurality of chips being substantially flush with a surface of the molding;

forming a redistribution layer (RDL) on the active surfaces of the plurality of chips and the surface of the molding; and
removing the plurality of chips from the supporting board.

US Pat. No. 9,748,127

STRUCTURE FOR FASTENING TOGETHER RESIN MEMBERS IN SUBSTRATE STORING CONTAINER

MIRAIAL CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A fastening structure comprising a first resin member and a second resin member in a substrate storing container,
the substrate storing container including a container main body, a lid body and a flange, the container main body having a
substrate storing space for storing a plurality of substrates, and having an opening circumferential portion which is in communication
with the substrate storing space at one end portion of the container main body; the lid body being removably attached to the
opening circumferential portion for closing the container main body;

the container main body having walls, including an upper wall;
the first resin member being part of the upper wall;
the second resin body being part of the flange;
the fastening structure comprising:
a cylindrical portion in the first resin member having a recess that is concave outwardly, and a protrusion in the recess
that protrudes outwardly;

an insertion part in the second resin member for inserting into the recess, the insertion part including a through-hole extending
through the second resin member, so that the recess is in communication with a space outside the second resin member; and

molten resin, received into the recess via the through-hole, for filling the recess from a bottom face of the recess up to
an outer peripheral face of the protrusion and the insertion part, and for fastening the cylindrical portion and the protrusion
of the first resin member to the insertion part of the second resin member.

US Pat. No. 9,748,117

SUBSTRATE TREATING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE TREATING METHOD

Semes Co., Ltd., Chungch...

1. A substrate treating apparatus comprising: a chamber having at least a top surface;
a support member within the chamber configured to support a substrate;
an exhaust member configured to exhaust a gas within an inner space of the chamber to an outside of the chamber, the exhaust
member having an inner tube and an outer tube, the inner tube including a first end and a second end, the outer tube being
detachably connected to the top surface of the chamber while when fumes contained in a gas are removed, the first end of the
inner tube extending from the top surface of the chamber a lesser length than the outer tube extends from the top surface
of the chamber such that the outer tube surrounds the inner tube with a trap space therebetween along the top surface of the
chamber to collect the fumes;

and a guide member, the guide member being a disc having a hollow center such that the second end of the inner tube passes
through the hollow center of the guide member and suspends the guide member therefrom within the chamber, a diameter of the
guide member being less than a diameter of the chamber and larger than a diameter of the substrate such that the gas flows
about a top surface and a bottom surface of the guide member, then through the second end of inner tube penetrating the hollow
center of the guide member, then through the outer tube to the outside while the fumes contained in the gas are collected
in the trap space along the ton surface of the chamber between the first end of the inner tube and the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 9,748,045

NONAQUEOUS LITHIUM STORAGE ELEMENT

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. A nonaqueous lithium-type storage element comprising:
a casing;
an electrode body; and
a nonaqueous electrolytic solution comprising a lithium salt;
wherein the electrode body and nonaqueous electrolytic solution are stored within the casing, the electrode body comprises:
a negative electrode comprising a negative electrode collector, and a negative electrode active material layer laminated on
one surface or both surfaces of the negative electrode collector;

a positive electrode comprising a positive electrode collector, and a positive electrode active material layer laminated on
one surface or both surfaces of the positive electrode collector; and

a separator;
the negative electrode active material layer comprises a negative electrode active material,
the negative electrode active material comprises a composite porous material in which a pitch coal is deposited on a surface
of an activated carbon,

the negative electrode active material satisfies following i) and ii):
i) a weight ratio of the pitch coal relative to the activated carbon is 10% to 55%, and a softening point of a pitch as a
raw material of the pitch coal is 100° C. or lower; and

ii) the negative electrode active material has a BET specific surface area of 350 m2/g to 1500 m2/g, and is doped with lithium ions in an amount of 1100 mAh/g to 2000 mAh/g, and

initial-time lithium charge/discharge characteristics of the negative electrode active material satisfy following 1) and 2):
1) a charging amount is 1100 mAh/g to 2000 mAh/g; and
2) a discharging amount is 100 mAh/g or higher at a negative electrode potential of 0 to 0.5 V.

US Pat. No. 9,748,021

CABLE CONNECTIONS

BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A method of installing a plurality of telecommunications connections in a distribution network comprising:
connecting a series of distribution points to an exchange using a multicore cable connected to the exchange and comprising
a plurality of cores having a common enclosure, at least one of the cores being a hollow tube through which optical fiber
can be inserted and at least one other core being arranged to carry an electrical power supply, and arranged such that the
enclosure may be disrupted over part of a length of the enclosure;

connecting each of a series of distribution points passed by the multicore cable to one or more of the cores by disrupting
the enclosure at a divergence location close to the respective distribution point to allow a length of the or each core that
is to be connected to the distribution point to be separated from the multicore cable core at the divergence point;

cutting the diverging core or cores to a length suitable to reach the distribution point; and
connecting the diverging core or cores to the distribution point.

US Pat. No. 9,747,780

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE FOR SENDING AN EMERGENCY CALL SIGNAL

HARMAN BECKER AUTOMOTIVE ...

1. A method performed by a system within a vehicle for automatically sending an emergency call signal, comprising:
detecting, via a processor included within the system, an emergency situation by evaluating signals of a number of emergency
sensors;

determining, via a position determining unit of the system, a current position of the vehicle; and
in response to detecting the emergency situation, automatically starting a setup of a connection to a device of an emergency
response service by:

retrieving, via the processor included within the system, a plurality of entries of emergency response services from a database,
wherein the plurality of entries is a subset of a superset of entries of emergency response services, and wherein the subset
is determined based on the signals of the number of emergency sensors;

ascertaining, via the processor included within the system, a cost for each entry of the plurality of entries to the current
position of the vehicle;

determining, via the processor included within the system, a minimum of costs;
determining, via the processor included within the system, a first-priority entry, wherein the first-priority entry is determined
from the minimum of costs;

retrieving, via the processor included within the system, an address included in the first-priority entry for sending the
emergency call signal; and

starting, via the processor included within the system, the setup of the connection to the device of the emergency response
service based on the retrieved address.

US Pat. No. 9,747,369

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING SEARCHABLE CUSTOMER CALL INDEXES

CAPITAL ONE FINANCIAL COR...

14. A non-transitory, computer-readable medium storing instructions for performing, when executed by a processor, operations
comprising:
receiving call information associated with each of a plurality of telephone conversations between at least one customer and
at least one vendor, the call information including at least an audio recording;

receiving improvement data associated with one or more errors in identifying words from audio recordings;
identifying one or more keywords based at least on the improvement data;
indexing the call information associated with each telephone conversation based on the one or more keywords into a first index
associated with the customer and a second index associated with the vendor; and

determining search results from the first and second indexes responsive to a search query.

US Pat. No. 9,747,316

SEARCH BASED ON A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN LOG DATA AND DATA FROM A REAL-TIME MONITORING ENVIRONMENT

Splunk Inc., San Francis...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:
obtaining log data generated by at least one component in an information processing environment;
obtaining data that is not log data from a real-time monitoring environment;
storing the log data in a searchable time series data store as a plurality of events, each event having raw machine data that
reflects activity in the information processing environment and is produced by a component of the information processing environment,
wherein a particular event of the plurality of events is associated with a timestamp extracted from the raw machine data of
the particular event;

storing the data obtained from the real-time monitoring environment in the searchable time series data store;
receiving a search query that includes search criteria identifying a relationship between the log data and the data obtained
from the real-time monitoring environment; and

executing the search query to identify the log data and the data obtained from the real-time monitoring environment that meet
the search criteria.

US Pat. No. 9,747,254

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MATCHING VEHICLE ECU PROGRAMMING TO CURRENT VEHICLE OPERATING CONDITIONS

Zonar Systems, Inc., Sea...

1. A method of matching the fuel map of a vehicle controller that controls at least one performance characteristic of a vehicle,
travelling a projected route, to current vehicle operational requirements, comprising the steps of:
(a) during vehicle operation, automatically collecting vehicle operational data;
(b) using a processor to analyze the vehicle operational data in real-time to determine if a different fuel map would lead
to improved performance over the current road condition;

(c) if the analysis so indicates, automatically requesting approval, from a computing device having computer readable memory
and that has the projected route stored in memory, and that analyzes the projected route to determine if approval is warranted,
to change the fuel map of the vehicle controller, the approval being dependent on the length of the route segment for which
a benefit would be obtained by switching to the different fuel map; and

(d) if the approval is granted, automatically changing the fuel map of the vehicle controller to improve the performance of
the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 9,746,830

DISPLAY MECHANISM

HARRY WINSTON SA, Plan-l...

6. A centralized control unit comprising:
a wheel to control an arm in a clockwise direction, the arm pivotally mounted between a magazine to store information supports
and a platform arranged to receive a selected information support;

a wheel to control the arm in a counter-clockwise direction; and
a power wheel kinematically connected to an independent barrel to drive the arm,
wherein the arm is arranged to move the selected information support between an inactive storage position in the magazine
and an active operating position on the platform.

US Pat. No. 9,746,763

PHASE SHIFT MASK AND METHOD OF FABRICATING THE SAME

Winbond Electronics Corp....

1. A phase shift mask, comprising:
a substrate;
a phase shift layer, located on the substrate, wherein patterns of the phase shift layer comprise:
a main pattern; and
a sub-resolution assist feature, disposed around the main pattern, wherein the phase shift layer has a transmission, and the
transmission is higher than 6%; and

a shielding layer, at least covering the sub-resolution assist feature of the phase shift layer, wherein a line width of the
sub-resolution assist feature is in a range from 10 nm to 30 nm.

US Pat. No. 9,746,760

VIDEO DISPLAY WITH PHOTO-LUMINESCENT DYES

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A video display system comprising:
a light source; and
a substrate having first and second sides;
a plurality of pixels deposited on the substrate first side, each formed of a plurality of fluorescent dyes and including
an infrared sub-pixel,

the light source configured to project light onto the substrate first side to illuminate at least a subset of the plurality
of fluorescent dyes in a raster pattern to generate an image.

US Pat. No. 9,746,529

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF PROACTIVE MONITORING OF LED LIGHTS

LIGHTEL TECHNOLOGIES, INC...

1. A light-emitting diode (LED) light monitoring system, comprising:
a specification database;
a usage database;
a data acquisition subsystem; and
a data processing subsystem, wherein:
the specification database is configured to store specification data including at least a lumen maintenance decay data of
at least one LED lamp or a lifetime data of at least one LED driver;

the usage database is configured to store usage data including at least an identity of the at least one LED lamp or the at
least one LED driver and associated operation start date;

the data acquisition subsystem is configured to obtain an identity of the at least one LED lamp or the at least one LED driver
in use, the identity including at least a model number of the at least one LED lamp or the at least one LED driver;

the data processing subsystem is configured to statistically calculate a lumen output of the at least one LED lamp or a remaining
lifetime of the at least one LED driver by using associated usage data in the usage database, the identity of the at least
one LED lamp or the at least one LED driver obtained by the data acquisition subsystem, and the specification data associated
with the at least one LED lamp or the at least one LED driver in the specification database.

US Pat. No. 9,746,432

SPACER ACCESSORY FOR XRF HANDHELD ANALYZERS

OLYMPUS SCIENTIFIC SOLUTI...

16. A method of providing at least one spacer to be attached to or to be part of a front face of an XRF instrument used for
testing a test object's responses to X-rays, the instrument comprising a front face configured to be placed facing the test
object, the front face including a front base plate and a test window through which the X-rays and its responsive energy is
allowed to pass through,
wherein the front face and the window are substantially in the same plane, wherein the at least one spacer is to create a
constant space between the front face and the test object when the front face is placed against the test object, and,

wherein the instrument has at least two calibration modes, of which the first mode corresponds to the operational status of
the instrument without the spacer being applied onto the front base plate, and the second mode corresponds to the operational
status of the instrument with the spacer applied onto the front base plate.

US Pat. No. 9,746,412

FLOW CYTOMETER

Iris International, Inc.,...

1. A flow cytometer having a wavelength division multiplexer (WDM), the WDM comprising:
an extended light source providing light that forms an object;
a collimating optical element that captures light from the extended light source and projects a magnified image of the object
as a first light beam; and

a first focusing optical element configured to focus the first light beam to a size smaller than the object of the extended
light source to a first semiconductor detector.

US Pat. No. 9,746,356

SENSOR, METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A sensor for determining a flow parameter of a fluid, the sensor comprising:
a polymer membrane;
an elongate microstructure extending at least substantially perpendicularly from a surface of the polymer membrane; and
a strain gauge formed on the polymer membrane;
wherein the elongate microstructure is arranged to cause a displacement of the polymer membrane in response to a fluid flowing
and interacting with the sensor, and

wherein the strain gauge is configured to provide a measurement indicative of a flow parameter of the fluid based on the displacement
of the polymer membrane.

US Pat. No. 9,746,043

ADJUSTING DEVICE FOR A DISK BRAKE, CORRESPONDING DISK BRAKE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A WEAR ADJUSTMENT DEVICE FOR A DISK BRAKE

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

27. A method for operating a wear adjustment device of a disk brake, comprising the acts of:
(S1) determination of parameters with which it is possible to infer a current wear of brake linings and of an associated brake
disk, during a braking operation, and estimation of wear of the brake linings and of the brake disk by the determined parameters
during the braking operation;

(S2) comparison of the estimated wear with a reference value and if the estimated wear is greater than or equal to the reference
value then specification of a number of brake actuations to achieve wear adjustment of the disk brake; and

(S3) actuation of the disk brake in accordance with the specified number of the brake actuations in order to operate the wear
adjustment device with a high speed of adjustment.

US Pat. No. 9,745,968

MANIFOLD INCLUDING MOUNTING PLATE FOR FLUID END BLOCK OF RECIPROCATING PUMP ASSEMBLY

S.P.M. FLOW CONTROL, INC....

1. A fluid end portion of a reciprocating pump assembly, the fluid end portion being adapted to be operably coupled to a power
end portion of the reciprocating pump assembly, the fluid end portion comprising:
a fluid end block comprising a bottom surface and a first plurality of openings formed in the bottom surface;
an inlet manifold connected to the fluid end block, the inlet manifold comprising a mounting plate mated against the bottom
surface of the fluid end block, the mounting plate comprising a second plurality of openings formed therethrough and generally
aligned with the first plurality of openings, respectively, wherein a first opening in the second plurality of openings comprises
a first slot portion to facilitate the connection between the inlet manifold and the fluid end block; and

a plurality of fasteners connecting the inlet manifold to the fluid end block, each of the fasteners extending:
through a respective one of the openings in the second plurality of openings and thus through the mounting plate, and
into a respective one of the openings in the first plurality of openings;
wherein a first fastener in the plurality of fasteners extends through the first slot portion of the first opening in the
second plurality of openings.

US Pat. No. 9,745,872

POWER AND REGASIFICATION SYSTEM FOR LNG

ORMAT Technologies Inc., ...

10. A closed organic Rankine cycle power plant and regasification system for liquefied natural gas (LNG), comprising:
a vaporizer receiving a liquid organic fluid liquefied by the LNG, wherein the vaporizer is connected to a source of seawater
as a heat source for vaporizing the liquid organic fluid as a motive fluid of the closed Rankine cycle power plant;

a vapor turbine of said closed Rankine cycle power plant operated at high pressure
a first flow path connecting the vaporizer to the vapor turbine, whereby the vaporized organic motive fluid from said vaporizer
is supplied to the vapor turbine through said first flow path and expanded in the vapor turbine;

an electric generator for producing electric power operated by said vapor turbine operated at high pressure;
an intermediate pressure condenser of said closed Rankine cycle power plant to which the expanded organic motive fluid vapor
is supplied from said vapor turbine operated at high pressure, said condenser also being supplied with LNG for receiving heat
from said expanded organic motive fluid vapor, wherein said LNG condenses said expanded organic motive fluid exiting the vapor
turbine operated at high pressure and whereby a temperature of the LNG increases as it flows through the condenser;

a further vapor turbine of said closed Rankine cycle power plant operated at low pressure for further expanding the expanded
vapors exiting said vapor turbine operated at high pressure;

a low pressure condenser of said closed Rankine cycle power plant for condensing the expanded motive fluid vapor exiting said
further vapor turbine operated at low pressure, said low pressure condenser also being supplied with LNG for receiving heat
from said expanded motive fluid vapor exiting said further vapor turbine operated at low pressure and condensing said expanded
motive fluid vapor exiting said further vapor turbine, whereby the temperature of the LNG increases as it flows through the
low pressure condenser;

a LNG pump operated for increasing the pressure of said LNG supplied to said low pressure condenser prior to supplying it
to said low pressure condenser and thereafter to said intermediate pressure condenser at a pressure that is suitable for supplying
a re-gasified LNG along a pipeline to end users;

a second flow path for supplying condensate exiting said intermediate pressure condenser to said vaporizer;
a direct-contact heat exchanger in said second flow path for heating the organic motive fluid condensate exiting said intermediate
pressure condenser cooled by LNG, wherein the direct-contact heat exchanger is not in the first flow path connecting the vaporizer
to the vapor turbine;

a third flow path connected between a vapor section of said vaporizer and said direct-contact heat exchanger for supplying
vaporized organic motive fluid from the vapor section of said vaporizer to said direct-contact heat exchanger, so that said
vaporized organic motive fluid heats said organic motive fluid condensate supplied from an outlet of said condenser, and wherein
a vapor exit of the vaporizer is present at said vapor section, and wherein said vapor turbines are not in said third flow
path; and

a line for transmitting re-gasified LNG.

US Pat. No. 9,745,850

BLADE CASCADE AND CONTINUOUS-FLOW MACHINE

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. A blade cascade of a continuous-flow machine, comprising:
a first blade and a second blade;
a first side wall and a second side wall; and
a blade channel, wherein the blade channel is defined in a peripheral direction by a pressure side of the first blade and
by a suction side of the second blade and is defined in a radial direction by the first side wall and the second side wall;

wherein at least one of the first side wall and the second side wall includes a side wall contouring, wherein the side wall
contouring is wave-like in the peripheral direction and has an elevation, a depression, and a rib that has a blade profile
with a pressure side and a suction side, wherein the elevation is a pressure side elevation which extends to a pressure-side
blade wall of the first blade and starts from a leading edge of the first blade and extends to a trailing edge of the first
blade, wherein the elevation has a smaller amplitude than the rib, and wherein the depression extends to a suction-side blade
wall of the second blade.

US Pat. No. 9,745,621

TEMPERATURE GRADIENT SURFACE PLASMON RESONANCE INSTRUMENT

WISYS Technology Foundati...

1. An apparatus for evaluating interactions between biological oligomers comprising:
a light source;
a camera;
an optical coupler positioned between the light source and the camera to receive light from the light source for reflection
from an active face of the optical coupler to be received by the camera;

a metal film extending along a measurement plane proximate to the active face for holding oligomers subject to interaction
on a first face of the metal film;

a flow channel opening against the first face of the metal film for receiving a liquid flow in a direction therealong; and
a first and second thermal stabilizer positioned in thermal communication with the metal film and separated along the measurement
plane near opposite edges of the metal film and adapted to establish a predetermined and substantially constant temperature
gradient along the metal film.

US Pat. No. 9,745,512

LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM

MERCK PATENT GESELLSCHAFT...

1. A liquid-crystalline medium, comprising at least one compound of formula I,

in which
X denotes F, a fluorinated alkyl radical having 1-6 C atoms, a fluorinated alkoxy radical having 1-6 C atoms, a fluorinated
alkenyl radical having 2-6 C atoms, a fluorinated alkylalkoxy radical having 1-6 C atoms,

L1-4 each, independently of one another, denote H or F, and

alkenyl denotes an alkenyl radical having 2-6 C atoms, and at least one compound of formulae II and/or III:

in which
A denotes 1,4-phenylene or trans-1,4-cyclohexylene,
a denotes 1,
R3 denotes alkenyl having 2 to 9 C atoms, and

R4 denotes a straight-chain alkyl radical having 1 to 12 C atoms or alkenyl radical having 2 to 9 C atoms;

provided that the one or more of the following conditions are met:
the liquid crystalline medium contains at least one compound of formula I wherein L1-4 have one of the following meanings L1=L2=L3=L4=F, L1=L2=L3=L4=F and L4=H, or L1=L3=F and L2=L4=H, and

the liquid crystalline medium contains at least one compound of formula I wherein alkenyl is a straight-chain alkenyl having
2 to 5 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 9,745,449

PHOSPHORUS CONTAINING FLAME RETARDANTS

LANXESS Solutions US Inc....

1. A moldable thermoplastic flame retardant polymer composition comprising:
a) a thermoplastic polymer, into which thermoplastic polymer has been compounded by melt processing without negatively impacting
the physical, thermoplastic properties of the thermoplastic polymer,

b) from 1% to 50%, by weight based on the total weight of the flame retardant polymer composition, of a flame retardant material,
wherein said flame retardant material is a product of thermal conversion, before compounding into the thermoplastic polymer,
of one or more compounds of formula (I) into a different chemical species having greater thermal stability than the one or
more compounds of formula (I) as determined by differential scanning calorimetry or weight loss data obtained while increasing
temperatures during thermal analysis, which product is obtained by a process comprising heating in the absence of other components
at temperatures of higher than 200° C. from about 0.01 hour to about 20 hours one or more than one compound of formula (I)


wherein
R is C1-12 alkyl, C6-10 aryl, C7-18 alkylaryl, or C7-18 arylalkyl, wherein said alkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, or arylalkyl are unsubstituted or are substituted by halogen, hydroxyl, amino,
C1-4 alkylamino, di-C1-4 alkylamino, C1-4 alkoxy, carboxy or C2-5alkoxycarbonyl;

M is a metal,
y is a number of from 1 to 4 so that M(+)y is a metal cation where (+)y represents the charge formally assigned to the cation, and p is a number of from 1 to 4 to form
the flame retardant material.

US Pat. No. 9,745,338

PRO-DRUG FORMING COMPOUNDS

Evestra, Inc., San Anton...

1. A compound of structural formula I:

R1 is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkyl-aryl;

R2 is H or alkyl; or

R1 and R2 can be linked together to form a cycloaklyl, or a 3-7 membered ring with up to one heteroatom;

X and Y are each independently H, halogen, cyano, hydroxy, alkoxy, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl Ar is “phenyl”; and
Active Agent is selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 9,745,319

IRREVERSIBLE COVALENT INHIBITORS OF THE GTPASE K-RAS G12C

ARAXES PHARMA LLC, San D...

1. A compound of Formula I:

or a stereoisomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R1 is alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, each of which is either unsubstituted or substituted
with one or more R3 groups;

R2 is hydrogen, halogen, alkoxy, alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, wherein each of the alkoxy,
alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl is either unsubstituted or substituted with one or more
R4 groups;

R3 is hydrogen, halogen, OR5, NR6R7, cyano, oxo, alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, wherein each of the OR5, NR6R7, alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl is either unsubstituted or substituted with one or
more R8 groups;

R5, R6 and R7 are independently hydrogen, alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl, wherein each of the alkyl,
heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl or heteroaryl is either unsubstituted or substituted with one or more R9 groups;

R4, R8 and R9 are independently hydrogen, cyano, halogen, hydroxy, alkyl, alkoxy, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl,
wherein each of the alkyl, alkoxy, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is either unsubstituted
or substituted with one or more R10 groups;

each R10 is independently halogen, hydroxy, alkyl, heteroalkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl; and

E is an electrophile capable of forming a covalent bond with the cysteine residue at position 12 of a K-Ras, H-Ras or N-ras
G12C mutant protein and having one of the following structures:


wherein:
R21 is alkyl;

R22 is CN or alkyl;

R23 is alkyl;

or R23 joins with R22 to form a cycloalkene or aryl ring.

US Pat. No. 9,745,296

SALTS, CO-CRYSTALS, AND POLYMORPHS OF AN ANXIOLYTIC COMPOUND

BIONOMICS LIMITED, Theba...

1. A hemi-succinate salt of the crystalline Form SUC-P5 of compound 1:

US Pat. No. 9,745,089

PALLETIZED LOAD WRAPPING AND TRANSPORTING VEHICLE AND METHOD

THE RAYMOND CORPORATION, ...

1. A method for wrapping a palletized load, comprising the steps of:
engaging said palletized load using a material handling vehicle having a wrapping system, said wrapping system having a spindle
for guiding a roll of wrapping film along a wrapping path about said palletized load;

transporting said palletized load toward a receiving location using said material handling vehicle;
determining a motion parameter of said material handling vehicle while transporting said palletized load; and
displacing said spindle to guide said roll of wrapping film along said wrapping path and wrap said palletized load with film
dispensed by said roll of wrapping film while transporting said palletized load if said motion parameter is within a predetermined
range, and inhibiting said spindle from guiding said roll of wrapping film along said wrapping path and wrapping said palletized
load while transporting said palletized load if said motion parameter is not within said predetermined range.

US Pat. No. 9,745,082

RAPID SLEW AND SETTLE SYSTEMS FOR SMALL SATELLITES

The Charles Stark Draper ...

1. A satellite attitude control system for a satellite, the satellite attitude control system comprising:
four hybrid control moment gyroscopes arranged in a pyramid configuration, each hybrid control moment gyroscope including
a control moment gyroscope actuator and a reaction wheel actuator; and

a retargeting controller for retargeting the satellite from an initial state through a desired slew and settle maneuver to
a desired final state using path and endpoint constrained time-optimal control, the retargeting controller configured to determine
a set of gimbal angular rate vectors based on the initial state, the desired final state, and a predetermined set of path
and endpoint constraints selected to avoid control moment gyroscope actuator singularities and reaction wheel actuator singularities
and to ensure that the hybrid control moment gyroscopes will complete the slew maneuver in a configuration capable of performing
the settle maneuver using the reaction wheel actuators and to produce retargeting commands for the hybrid control moment gyroscopes
based on the set of gimbal angular rate vectors.

US Pat. No. 9,745,009

CLAMPING DEVICE FOR A BICYCLE SADDLE

LEE CHI ENTERPRISES CO., ...

1. A clamping device for a bicycle saddle comprising:
a seat post having
a post head formed on a top of the seat post and having a head hole formed through the post head;
a clamping assembly mounted on the post head and having
two clamping bases, each clamping base having
an outer side, the outer sides of the two clamping bases opposite each other;
a clamping block inserted into one of two ends of the head hole;
a through hole defined through the clamping base; and
a rod clamping recess defined in the clamping base;
two clamping caps attached respectively to the outer sides of the clamping bases, and each clamping cap having
a bolt hole defined through the clamping cap; and
a rod clamping recess defined in the clamping cap and corresponding in position to the rod clamping recess of a corresponding
one of the clamping bases, wherein one of the clamping caps further has a spring recess formed in a side of the clamping cap
opposite the other clamping cap, and the spring recess has an annular abutting flange formed in the spring recess; and

a clamping bolt assembly comprising a fixing bolt, a fixing sleeve screwed with the fixing bolt, and a spring, wherein
the fixing bolt and the fixing sleeve are mounted respectively through the bolt holes in the clamping caps and the through
holes in the clamping base;

the spring is mounted around the fixing bolt and abutting the annular abutting flange of the spring recess of the clamping
cap in which the spring recess is defined;

each clamping base further has a positioning recess defined in an inner surface of the through hole of the clamping base;
and

each clamping cap further has a positioning protrusion formed on a side of the clamping cap facing a corresponding clamping
base and engaging the positioning recess in the corresponding clamping base.

US Pat. No. 9,744,986

STEERING ARRANGEMENT

J. C. Bamford Excavators ...

1. A steering arrangement including a first hydraulic pressure chamber, a second hydraulic pressure chamber, a third hydraulic
pressure chamber and a fourth hydraulic pressure chamber, the first and third pressure chambers being selectively operable
to steer in a first direction and the second and fourth pressure chambers being selectively operable to steer in a second
direction,
a pump system for supplying pressurised fluid to a steering system,
the steering system being operable to supply the pressurised fluid to one or more of the first, second, third and fourth hydraulic
pressure chambers,

the steering system having a first mode wherein pressurised fluid is simultaneously supplied to the first and third hydraulic
pressure chambers to steer in the first direction or wherein pressurised fluid is simultaneously supplied to the second and
fourth hydraulic pressure chambers to steer in the second direction,

the steering system having a second mode wherein pressurised fluid is supplied to one of the first and third hydraulic pressure
chambers to steer in the first direction or wherein pressurised fluid is supplied to one of the second and fourth hydraulic
pressure chambers to steer in the second direction,

such that the steering ratio is higher in the second mode than in the first mode.

US Pat. No. 9,744,831

COMPRESSOR COMPRISING A PRESSURE-RELIEF GROOVE

Magna Powertrain Bad Homb...

1. A compressor for use in air conditioning systems of a motor vehicle, the compressor comprising:
a housing including a first housing part and a second housing part which together define a pressure chamber, said first housing
part having a first sealing surface and said second housing part having a second sealing surface, said first and second housing
parts being connected by a plurality of connecting elements applying a contact pressure on said first and second sealing surfaces;

a first groove formed in said first sealing surface of said first housing part and extending in a circumferential direction;
a first vent opening including a radially-extending first relief channel formed in said first housing part and extending from
said first groove to the environment of the compressor, wherein said first groove and first vent opening are configured such
that a pressurized medium is collected in said first groove and at least partially discharged from said first groove to the
environment via said first vent opening in response to the pressurized medium within said pressure chamber exceeding a predetermined
maximum pressure;

a second groove formed in said second sealing surface of said second housing part and extending in a circumferential direction;
and

a second vent opening including a radially-extending second relief channel formed in said second housing part and extending
from said second groove to the environment of the compressor, wherein said second groove and said second vent opening are
configured to cooperate with said first groove and said first vent opening to allow pressurized medium collected in at least
one of said first and second grooves to be discharged to the environment from at least one of said first and second vent openings
in response to the pressurized medium within said pressure chamber exceeding said predetermined maximum pressure.

US Pat. No. 9,744,508

APPARATUS FOR REVAPORIZING GAS HYDRATE PELLETS

Dongshin Hydraulics Co., ...

1. An apparatus for regasifying gas hydrate pellets, comprising:
a cylinder;
a piston coupled to an inside of the cylinder and configured to reciprocate up and down;
a pellet providing part housing the gas hydrate pellets, coupled to an one side of the cylinder in such a way that supply
of gas hydrate pellets to the cylinder is adjusted by having one end thereof opened and closed by reciprocation of the piston;

a pressure adjusting space having one end thereof coupled to a lower portion of the cylinder;
a door formed in the pressure adjusting space and configured to define the pressure adjusting space;
a transfer part having one end thereof coupled to the other end of the pressure adjusting space and configured to transfer
the gas hydrate pellets; and

a regasification part coupled to the other end of the transfer part and having heating water therein to allow regasification
of the transferred gas hydrate pellets.

US Pat. No. 9,744,283

AUTOMATED DIALYSIS SYSTEM USING PISTON AND NEGATIVE PRESSURE

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A peritoneal dialysis system comprising:
a hardware unit including
a recessed area,
a solid pump piston including a solid piston shaft mechanically attached to a solid piston head, the solid pump piston configured
to translate back-and-forth within the recessed area, the solid piston head having a contact surface defining a curved shape,

a pneumatic source for supplying a negative pressure, and
an actuator connected operably to the solid pump piston and configured to move the contact surface of the solid piston head
into and out of the recessed area;

a disposable unit received by the hardware unit, the disposable unit including
an outer member fitted at least partially within the recessed area of the hardware unit, and
a moveable membrane positioned between the contact surface of the solid piston head and the outer member when the disposable
unit is received at least partially within the recessed area; and

a controller configured to cause the pneumatic source to apply the negative pressure to the moveable membrane so as to (i)
conform the moveable membrane to the curved shape of the contact surface of the solid piston head and (ii) follow the curved
shape of the contact surface of the solid piston head when the solid pump piston is moved towards and away from the outer
member of the disposable unit when the unit is fitted at least partially within the recessed area.

US Pat. No. 9,744,271

MARKED FLUOROPOLYMER SURFACES AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Innovatech, LLC, Chicago...

1. A method of manufacturing a coated polytetrafluoroethylene tube, said method comprising:
(a) applying a designated amount of a coating to an outer surface of a section of a body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube,
said section of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube having a first outer diameter, said coating including: (i) a
first pigment of a first color, and (ii) a binder; and

(b) curing the applied coating to cause the coating to bond to the outer surface of the section of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene
tube to indicate at least one marking formed along the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube, wherein the curing causes
the section of the body of the polytetrafluoroethylene tube to shrink such that after curing, the section of the body of the
polytetrafluoroethylene tube has a second outer diameter less than the first outer diameter and the section of the body of
the polytetrafluoroethylene tube with the cured coating has a third outer diameter approximately equal to the first outer
diameter.

US Pat. No. 9,744,098

DYNAMIC SAUNA

SUNLIGHTEN, INC., Overla...

1. A sauna comprising:
an enclosure assembly for accommodating a user, the enclosure including a first heat source operable to emit infrared radiation
within a first specified wavelength-range and a second heat source operable to emit infrared radiation in a second specified
wavelength-range that is different than the first specified wavelength-range, wherein the first and second specified wavelength-ranges
each comprise one of near-infrared radiation, mid-infrared radiation, and far-infrared radiation;

at least one heat module that adjusts the first and second heat sources to emit infrared radiation in the first and second
specified wavelength-ranges;

an update module configured for maintaining a training program for the user, wherein the training program comprises programmed
settings associated with at least one treatment type, the training program includes a number of predetermined progress levels
that correspond to various sauna feature settings; and

a portable control panel device configured to store sauna feature settings including a wavelength-range setting and a power
setting, the control panel receiving an indication of the wavelength-range setting and the power setting and instructing the
heat module to adjust the at first and second heat sources to emit infrared radiation in accordance with the wavelength-range
setting and the power setting, the portable control panel device storing at least one set of the sauna feature settings associated
with a rapid preheat cycle that is performed prior to a user entering the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 9,743,869

OPTICAL ISOLATION ELEMENT FOR IMPLANTABLE SENSOR

Senseonics, Incorporated,...

1. A sensor for detecting the presence and/or concentration of a substance of interest comprising:
at least one excitation light source;
indicator material positioned and oriented with respect to said excitation light source to receive excitation light emitted
from said excitation light source and configured to emit an optical signal when excited by the excitation light source and
when contacted by the substance of interest;

one or more optical detector elements positioned and oriented with respect to said indicator material to receive at least
a portion of the optical signal emitted by the indicator material; and

an optical isolation element partially surrounding said at least one excitation light source and said one or more optical
detector elements and formed of an optical isolation material configured to substantially prevent the passage of light through
the optical isolation material, said optical isolation element being positioned and oriented with respect to said at least
one excitation light source, said one or more optical detector elements, and said indicator material and including an opening
formed in the optical isolation material so as to permit at least a portion of the light emitted by the excitation light source
to exit the optical isolation element and impinge upon the indicator material and to permit at least a portion of the light
emitted by the indicator material to enter the optical isolation element and impinge upon said optical detector element.

US Pat. No. 9,743,810

SHOWER DOOR GUIDE ASSEMBLY

LIBERTY HARDWARE MFG. COR...

1. A shower door guide assembly comprising:
a pair of spaced apart brackets, each bracket being adapted to be mounted to a support surface, and each bracket having a
receptacle formed therein; and

a crossbeam with a guide formed therein for cooperation with a roller assembly of a door, the crossbeam having a cross-section
sized so that terminal ends of the crossbeam are each received in one of the receptacles of the pair of brackets for pivoting
about a lengthwise axis of the crossbeam and translation in the receptacle during installation of the crossbeam terminal ends
into the receptacles of the pair of brackets;

wherein a vertical drop-in of the crossbeam is not permitted;
wherein the receptacles are each formed into the corresponding bracket in a lengthwise direction of the crossbeam with a receptacle
opening in the bracket adjacent the receptacle for extension of the crossbeam from the bracket;

wherein an ingress opening is formed in at least one of the brackets intersecting the receptacle and the receptacle opening
for installation of the crossbeam terminal end into the receptacle;

wherein the ingress opening is formed generally normal to the lengthwise direction;
wherein each receptacle is provided with a lower contact region, and a pair of lateral side contact regions;
wherein the ingress opening is formed through one of the pair of lateral side contact regions; and
wherein said one lateral side contact region is of a height less than the other lateral side contact region.

US Pat. No. 9,743,691

VAPORIZER CONFIGURATION, CONTROL, AND REPORTING

RAI Strategic Holdings, I...

1. A personal vaporizing unit system, comprising:
a case having a cradle;
a computer running an application to communicate data; and,
a personal vaporizing unit that communicates said data with the computer, the personal vaporizing unit comprising:
a microprocessor for recording performance data about said personal vaporizing unit that is provided to the computer and for
receiving settings data about the personal vaporizing unit from the computer, wherein the settings data includes battery settings
and settings modifying a flavor of a vapor product;

a memory for storing said performance data and said settings data; and,
a first contact and a second contact, said first contact and said second contact to form an electrical contact with said cradle
adapted to hold the personal vaporizing unit when the personal vaporizing unit is held by said cradle, said first contact
and said second contact conducting charge from said case to said personal vaporizing unit to charge said personal vaporizing
unit, the case having a wireless interface to transfer said performance data and settings data between said application and
said personal vaporizing unit.

US Pat. No. 9,745,581

METHODS OF TREATING AND DIAGNOSING DISEASES USING AGENTS THAT REGULATE THE ALTERNATIVE SPLICING PATHWAY

Yissum Research Developme...

1. A method of treating a cancer associated with a decrease in expression of MAP Kinase Interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase
2a (Mnk2a) in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount
of a polynucleotide agent that hybridizes to to a MAP Kinase Interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase (Mnk2 gene) transciption
product such that the ratio of the splice variant MAP Kinase Interacting Serine/Threonine Kinase 2a (Mnk2a): MAP Kinase Interacting
Serine/Threonine Kinase 2b (Mnk2b) is increased, thereby treating the cancer associated with a decrease in expression of Mnk2a.
US Pat. No. 9,745,203

NON-CAKING SALT COMPOSITION, PREPARATION PROCESS AND USE THEREOF

Akzo Nobel Chemicals Inte...

1. A sodium chloride composition comprising an iron complex of tartaric acid wherein between 60 and 80% by weight of the tartaric
acid is meso-tartaric acid, wherein the iron complex of tartaric acid reduces caking of the sodium chloride composition.
US Pat. No. 9,744,197

PROCESS AND COMPOSITION FOR MANUFACTURE OF A MICROBIAL-BASED PRODUCT

MICROBIOS INC., Houston,...

1. A method of manufacturing a composition comprising live Lactobacillus cells, the method comprising:
inoculating a bacterial fermentation medium with live Lactobacillus salivarius cells; and

harvesting the live Lactobacillus salivarius cells between mid-log and late-log phase of growth.

US Pat. No. 9,746,764

MASK BLANK AND TRANSFER MASK

HOYA CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A mask blank, comprising:
a thin film for forming a transfer pattern;
a resist underlying film made of a resist underlying composition and provided on the thin film;
a resist film made of a chemically amplified resist and provided on the resist underlying film; and
a mixture film provided so as to be interposed between the resist underlying film and the resist film,
wherein the resist underlying film is configured so that a molecular weight is reduced from the thin film side to the resist
film side in a thickness direction, and has a low molecular weight region in which the molecular weight is low on the resist
film side surface, and the mixture film is formed by mixing a component of the low molecular weight region and a component
of the chemically amplified resist.

US Pat. No. 9,750,145

ENCLOSURE HAVING RECONFIGURABLE WIRING COMPARTMENTS

SunPower Corporation, Sa...

1. An enclosure, comprising:
a housing around a circuitry bay and a wiring bay, wherein the housing includes a front wall covering the circuitry bay and
a front opening over the wiring bay;

a first shroud disposed in the wiring bay, wherein the first shroud separates a front compartment of the wiring bay from a
rear compartment of the wiring bay;

a second shroud disposed in the wiring bay, wherein the second shroud is configured to mount on the first shroud in a plurality
of locations, and wherein the second shroud separates a lateral compartment of the wiring bay from an adjacent compartment
of the wiring bay; and

a partition disposed in the wiring bay, wherein the partition is configured to move between a first location and a second
location to separate the rear compartment from the adjacent compartment.

US Pat. No. 9,750,046

METHODS AND APPARATUS OF OBTAINING SCHEDULING INFORMATION OF DATA CHANNEL

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method for obtaining scheduling information of a data channel by a user equipment (UE), comprising:
determining a first set of radio resources by decoding a dynamic indicator channel, wherein the dynamic indicator channel
indicates a location of the first set of radio resources;

decoding a physical control channel in the determined first set of radio resources; and
obtaining scheduling information of the data channel that carries a message from the decoded physical control channel.

US Pat. No. 9,750,041

CONFIGURABLE WIRELESS SWITCHED NETWORK

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for operating a configurable wireless access point, the method comprising:
executing, by the configurable wireless access point, an application stored in a memory unit;
wherein the configurable wireless access point for a home comprises a plurality of ports, an input component, the memory unit,
antennae, and a computer processor;

receiving, by the configurable wireless access point via the input component, input from a user to set one port of the plurality
of ports as a command channel, the command channel providing a first point of contact between the configurable wireless access
point and client devices communicatively supported over a local area network by the configurable wireless access point, the
client devices including a laptop, a desktop, and a tablet PC;

receiving, by the configurable wireless access point, parameters for the configurable wireless access point, the parameters
including port allocation instructions for the plurality of ports and identifiers of the client devices, wherein the parameters
include a negotiable element in which an assignment of one client device of the client devices to one port of the plurality
of ports is renegotiated based on conditions experienced, which include bandwidth utilization, on the local area network,
wherein the parameters include a non-negotiable element in which the assignment of another one client device of the client
devices to a particular port of the plurality of ports is carried out regardless of the conditions experienced on the local
area network, wherein the negotiable element is different from the non-negotiable element;

wherein the port allocation instructions are selected or created by the user;
receiving, by the configurable wireless access point via the command channel, a request from the one client device of the
client devices to access the local area network;

applying, by the configurable wireless access point, the port allocation instructions to the one client device;
assigning, by the configurable wireless access point, one port of the plurality of ports to the one client device according
to the port allocation instructions for the one client device, the one port being assigned based on a device identifier of
the one client device;

monitoring, by the configurable wireless access point, the bandwidth utilization of the one client device;
wherein the configurable wireless access point, executing the application, is configured to:
when the bandwidth utilization surpasses a threshold bandwidth utilization, move by the configurable wireless access point
a connection of the one client device over to an individual port, wherein the application of the configurable wireless access
point negotiates with the one client device in order to move the connection to the individual port; and

when the one client device was previously connected to the individual port and when the bandwidth utilization falls below
the threshold bandwidth utilization, move by the configurable wireless access point the connection of the one client device
to a shared port that is part of a shared pool, wherein the application of the configurable wireless access point negotiates
with the one client device in order to move the connection to the shared port;

wherein any of the plurality of ports are configured to be set up in shared mode, thereby allowing for the user to set up
classes of the client devices to share a port of the plurality of ports;

wherein any of the plurality of ports are configured to be set up as individual ports when increased bandwidth is needed.

US Pat. No. 9,750,036

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING DOWNLINK SIGNALS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a downlink signal at a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:
receiving interference information on a PRB (Physical Resource Block) pair used to transmit the downlink signal from a serving
cell;

determining a first resource region in the PRB pair in which the UE performs interference cancellation; and
performing interference cancellation in the first resource region based on the interference information, the interference
information being of a second resource region,

wherein the second resource region corresponds to the first resource region,
wherein the interference information includes use of each of information of PRB pairs, transmission type information, and
information on whether an interference of the second region is homogeneous to an interference of the first resource region,
and

wherein the UE performs interference cancellation only in the first resource region corresponding to a physical downlink shared
channel (PDSCH) or enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH) allocated region of the second resource region.

US Pat. No. 9,750,018

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MULTIPLE CHANNEL BANDWIDTH MODES COEXISTENCE

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for transmitting a transmission to a station in a wireless network, the method comprising:
transmitting, by a transmitter in a first time interval, a first preamble of the transmission to the station using a first
channel with a first bandwidth, the first preamble including a first indicator indicating a second channel with a second bandwidth,
the second bandwidth greater than the first bandwidth;

transmitting, by the transmitter in the first time interval, a second preamble of the transmission to the station using a
third channel with a third bandwidth, the third channel separated from the first channel by at least a fourth channel, the
second preamble being a duplicate of the first preamble, including the first indicator indicating the second channel with
the second bandwidth, the second bandwidth greater than the third bandwidth;

transmitting, by the transmitter, a data portion of the transmission to the station using the second channel with the second
bandwidth; and

negotiating the second bandwidth of the second channel with the station by:
transmitting a request message including a second indicator of a proposed channel with a proposed bandwidth to the station;
receiving a response message including a third indicator of an acceptable channel with an acceptable bandwidth from the station;
and

setting the second bandwidth equal to the acceptable bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 9,749,710

VIDEO ANALYSIS SYSTEM

Excalibur IP, LLC, New Y...

1. A system implemented in an electronic device, the system comprising:
an interface receives a signal from a user electronic device, the signal including a user entered string, user selected frames
of video content, and audio data, wherein the audio data corresponds to the video content and the user selected frames, wherein
the user selected frames and the string are entered by a user while the video content is playing, and wherein the user selected
frames are selected by the user via a user interface embedded in or communicatively coupled with the user electronic device
providing the video content to the user;

a memory that includes processor-executable instructions; and
a processor connected to the memory and the interface, the processor executes the processor-executable instructions to:
identify a perceivable market-relevant video object in the user selected frames;
store in the memory, first market-relevant information associated with the perceivable market-relevant video object and the
user entered string;

identify a perceivable audio object sound in the audio data;
store in the memory, second market-relevant information associated with the perceivable audio object sound;
compare the first market-relevant information to stored advertisement information;
compare the second market-relevant information to the stored advertisement information;
determine an advertisement for distribution to user of the user electronic device based on the comparisons of the first stored
market-relevant information and the second stored market-relevant information to the stored advertisement information; and

distribute the advertisement to the user of the user electronic device for displaying the advertisement during the video content
in response to receiving, via the user interface, an ad request criteria, wherein the advertisement is distributed based on
the comparisons.

US Pat. No. 9,749,599

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A DEVICE

AXIS AB, Lund (SE)

1. A door station comprising:
a camera for capturing images of person in front of the door station,
an input device for initiating communication with a controlling device,
lock output configured to carry a passage lock signal,
communication transceiver configured to sending video to the controlling device and receiving signals representing an instruction,
a video overlay device configured to generating a graphical representation of a signal received via the communication transceiver
and overlay the video to be sent via the communication transceiver with the generated graphical representation, and

an instruction execution device configured to execute a received instruction in response to a concluding signal received at
the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,749,475

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING DISTORTION ECHO

SPREADTRUM COMMUNICATIONS...

9. An apparatus for reducing distortion echo, comprising:
an amplification unit, configured to perform K-path amplification to a downlink reference signal x(t) to obtain K-path preprocessed
signals, where K is a positive integer;

a pre-distortion processing unit, configured to perform a pre-distortion process to the K-path preprocessed signals, respectively,
to obtain K-path pre-distorted signals rk(t), where k=1, 2, . . . , K;

a filtering unit, configured to perform a filtering process to the downlink reference signal x(t) and each of the K-path pre-distorted
signals using a self-adaptive filter which corresponds to the downlink reference signal x(t) and the corresponding pre-distorted
signal, to obtain (K+1) path filtering signals;

a difference calculation unit, configured to calculate differences between a target signal d(t) and each of the (K+1) path
filtering signals to obtain (K+1) path error signals;

a fusion unit, configured to perform a minimum-value fusion process to the (K+1) path error signals to obtain a residual signal
e(t); and

an output unit, configured to output the residual signal e(t) as a final self-adaptive echo cancellation.

US Pat. No. 9,749,411

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SHARING DIFFERENT WEB COMPONENTS BETWEEN DIFFERENT WEB SITES IN A PORTAL FRAMEWORK

Open Text SA ULC, Halifa...

1. A method of sharing an object between web sites, comprising:
generating, by a web site management system embodied on one or more server machines, a first duplicate of a reference to an
object of a first web site, the reference to the object of the first web site stored in a first repository for the first web
site, the web site management system communicatively connected to a web server and to a database management system, the object
of the first web site stored in the database management system;

the web site management system storing the first duplicate of the reference to the object of the first web site in a section
of a shared repository for a second web site such that the object of the first web site is available for reuse by the second
web site;

the web site management system sharing the object of the first web site available for reuse by the second web site with the
second web site by execution of a share type administration operation, the execution comprising:

generating a second duplicate of the reference to the object of the first web site; and
storing the second duplicate of the reference to the object of the first web site in a second repository for the second web
site such that the object of the first web site is indirectly shared between the first web site and the second web site via
the shared repository.

US Pat. No. 9,749,286

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZED LOAD BALANCING ACROSS DISTRIBUTED DATA PLANE PROCESSING ENTITIES FOR MOBILE CORE NETWORK

Brocade Communications Sy...

1. A system comprising:
a plurality of data processing entities for processing data flows which require contextual information be maintained, each
data processing entity including a memory for storing the contextual information of data flows being processed by the data
processing entity, each data processing entity forwarding data flows not being currently processed by the data processing
entity to the proper data processing entity processing that data flow, the data processing entity determining which data flows
it is to be processing based on a distribution rule, each data processing entity providing information on the forwarding of
data flows that is occurring;

at least one data distribution entity coupled to the plurality of data processing entities for directing a data flow to a
data processing entity based on a distribution rule; and

a distribution decision entity coupled to the plurality of data processing entities and the at least one data distribution
entity, the distribution decision entity developing distribution rules for use by the plurality of data processing entities
and the at least one data distribution entity,

wherein the distribution decision entity develops a new distribution rule when the number of data processing entities changes
and distributes the new distribution rule to the plurality of data processing entities and the at least one data distribution
entity, and

wherein the new distribution rule is first distributed to the plurality of data processing entities and after a period of
time is later distributed to the at least one data distribution entity, the period of time being sufficient to allow the plurality
of data processing entities to process numerous data flows and the at least one data distribution entity to distribute numerous
data flows.

US Pat. No. 9,749,210

METHOD FOR MEASURING NETWORK THROUGHPUT

SERCOMM CORPORATION, Tai...

1. A method at a time synchronization protocol slave device, the method comprising:
exchanging a plurality of messages with a time synchronization protocol server in compliance with a time synchronization protocol;
synchronizing a slave clock with a master clock of the time synchronization protocol server according to time information
related to the plurality of messages;

calculating at least one network throughput according to the time information and size information related to the plurality
of messages; and

reducing a radio frequency transmission power when the at least one network throughput is insufficient.

US Pat. No. 9,749,114

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL INTERFERENCE PROCESSING

ISCO International, LLC, ...

1. A mobile device comprising:
a memory to store instructions; and
a processor coupled to the memory, wherein responsive to executing the instructions, the processor performs operations comprising:
receiving a request from a base station to perform a spectral analysis of signals over a spectrum of frequencies, wherein
the mobile device is selected by the base station from among a plurality of mobile devices for performing the spectral analysis
based on a location of the mobile device;

detecting an interference among the signals based on a threshold relative to a baseline power level; and
providing, in response to the request, data to the base station regarding a source of the interference, wherein the data comprises
spectral data for identifying the source of the interference, a time of occurrence of the interference, a frequency of occurrence
of the interference or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 9,749,082

OPTICAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH A HIERARCHICAL BRANCH CONFIGURATION

TYCO ELECTRONICS SUBSEA C...

15. A method of configuring an optical communication system, the method comprising:
coupling first and second cable landing stations to a trunk path in an optical cable;
coupling a first hub-node to the trunk path in the optical cable, the first hub-node being configured for receiving associated
aggregate signals transmitted on the trunk path; and

coupling a plurality of sub-nodes to the first hub node, each of the sub-nodes being coupled for receiving associated sub-node
signals from the first hub-node and each of the sub-nodes of the plurality of sub-nodes through an associated sub-node path
in the optical cable without the associated sub-node signals being provided on the trunk path.

US Pat. No. 9,748,791

RECEPTION DEVICE FOR WIRELESS CHARGING

HITACHI-LG DATA STORAGE K...

1. A reception device for wireless charging, comprising:
a reception antenna formed in a pattern form in a flexible board and configured to generate an electric current based on a
change of magnetism; and

a charging circuit unit configured to convert the electric current generated by the reception antenna into direct current,
wherein the charging circuit unit is connected to the reception antenna via the flexible board,
wherein the charging circuit unit comprises a power conversion unit configured to convert an induction current generated by
the reception antenna into direct current, and

wherein the charging circuit unit further comprise comprises at least one of the battery protection unit configured to prevent
an excessive rise in voltage output by the power conversion unit and a control unit configured to perform communication with
a power transmission unit.

US Pat. No. 9,748,569

POROUS, THIN FILM ELECTRODES FOR LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

APPLEJACK 199 L.P., San ...

1. A method of forming a porous thin film battery comprising:
forming a porous thin film cathode on a substrate that includes:
forming a plurality of layers of a cathode material on the substrate, each of the plurality of layers of the cathode material
including a thickness between about 1 and about 50 micrometers;

forming a plurality of layers of a polymer material, wherein the plurality of polymer material layers are disposed between
at least a portion of the plurality of cathode material layers, and each of the plurality of layers of the polymer material
includes a thickness between about 1 and about 50 micrometers;

annealing the plurality of cathode material layers and the plurality of polymer material layers to form a cathode combination
layer; and

removing the polymer material to form a plurality of pores in the cathode combination layer;
forming an electrolyte layer on the porous thin film cathode; and
forming a porous thin film anode on the electrolyte layer that includes:
forming a plurality of layers of an anode material layer on the substrate in a co-sputtering process, the anode material including
silicon, and each of the plurality of layers of the anode material including a thickness between about 1 and about 50 micrometers;

forming a plurality of layers of a monomer material in the co-sputtering process, wherein the plurality of monomer material
layers are disposed between at least a portion of the plurality of anode material layers;

converting the plurality of monomer material layers to a plurality of polymer material layers;
annealing the plurality of anode material layers and the plurality of polymer material layers to form a anode combination
layer; and

removing the polymer material to form a plurality of pores in the anode combination layer.

US Pat. No. 9,748,552

BATTERY HAVING PROTECTION COMPONENTS

BYD COMPANY LIMITED, She...

1. A battery, comprising:
a shell;
a core received in the shell and having first and second electrode tabs; and
first and second protection components, each of the first and second protection components including two insulating layers
and a conducting layer disposed between the two insulating layers,

wherein the conducting layer of the first protection component defines a first end electrically connected to the first electrode
tab and a second end configured as a free end, and the conducting layer of the second protection component defines a first
end electrically connected to the second electrode tab and a second end configured as a free end.

US Pat. No. 9,748,344

NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE HAVING RECESSES AT INTERFACE BETWEEN BASE SUBSTRATE AND INITIAL NITRIDE

COORSTEK KK, Tokyo (JP)

1. A nitride semiconductor substrate having an initial nitride and a nitride semiconductor sequentially stacked on one principal
plane of a base substrate, wherein
the nitride semiconductor substrate comprises recesses depressed from an interface between the base substrate and the initial
nitride toward the base substrate along one arbitrary cross section, and the recesses each have a diameter of 6 nm or more
and 60 nm or less and are formed at a density of 3×108 pieces/cm2 or more and 1×1011 pieces/cm2 or less,

the recess is different from the base substrate in at least one of composition, crystal structure, crystal orientation, and
crystal phase, and

the recess is at least one of a space and a mode filled with a polycrystalline or amorphous inorganic material.

US Pat. No. 9,748,180

THROUGH-BODY VIA LINER DEPOSITION

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:
a semiconductor structure;
a through-body via extending through at least part of the semiconductor structure; and
a liner disposed between the semiconductor structure and the through-body via, the liner including a plurality of first insulation
layers alternating with a plurality of second insulation layers different from the first insulation layers.

US Pat. No. 9,748,120

APPARATUS FOR LIQUID TREATMENT OF DISC-SHAPED ARTICLES AND HEATING SYSTEM FOR USE IN SUCH APPARATUS

LAM RESEARCH AG, Villach...

1. Apparatus for treating a disc-shaped article, comprising:
a spin chuck for holding the disc-shaped article in a predetermined orientation relative to an upper surface of the spin chuck;
and

at least three individually-controllable heating elements mounted above the upper surface of the spin chuck and below the
disc-shaped article when mounted on the spin chuck, wherein the at least three individually-controllable heating elements
are mounted in a stationary manner with respect to rotation of the spin chuck,

wherein the at least three individually-controllable heating elements are arranged in a nested configuration so as to define
individually-controllable inner, middle and outer heating zones adjacent to the disc-shaped article when positioned on the
spin chuck.

US Pat. No. 9,747,975

MULTI-LEVEL PHASE CHANGE MEMORY

Ovonyx Memory Technology,...

1. A method comprising:
forming a pore in a dielectric material, said dielectric material including a first dielectric layer and a second dielectric
layer, said first dielectric layer surrounding a first portion of said pore and said second dielectric layer surrounding a
second portion of said pore;

forming a sidewall spacer in said pore, said sidewall spacer defining an opening in said pore, said opening including a first
portion surrounded by a first portion of said sidewall layer and a second portion surrounded by a second portion of said sidewall
layer, said first portion of said sidewall layer being surrounded by said first dielectric layer and said second portion of
said sidewall layer being surrounded by said second dielectric layer;

depositing a heater material in said opening; and
removing a portion of said heater material from said opening, said removing recessing said heater material in said opening.

US Pat. No. 9,747,883

ACOUSTIC INSULATOR MAT WITH LIQUID APPLIED SPRAYABLE COATING AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

Cadillac Products Automot...

1. An acoustic insulator mat comprising:
a first absorber layer made of a non-woven fibrous shoddy material that absorbs noise;
said non-woven fibrous shoddy material comprising a mesh of intertwined fibers that defines a plurality of cavities within
said first absorber layer;

said first absorber layer including a first side and a second side;
said mesh of intertwined fibers including peripheral fibers that are arranged along said second side of said first absorber
layer;

said plurality of cavities in said first absorber layer including peripheral cavities arranged along said second side of said
first absorber layer between said peripheral fibers, said peripheral cavities being open to said second side of said first
absorber layer; and

a coating disposed on said second side of said first absorber layer that is adhered to said peripheral fibers of said first
absorber layer and that includes a plurality of discontinuities formed in said coating by said peripheral cavities in said
second side of said first absorber layer such that said coating provides a partial barrier to noise at said second side of
said first absorber layer.

US Pat. No. 9,747,631

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PURCHASING PRODUCTS FROM A RETAIL ESTABLISHMENT USING A MOBILE DEVICE

Intuit Inc., Mountain Vi...

1. A method of transacting a user's purchase of a first product from a retail establishment, the method performed, at least
in part, by a computer system comprising at least one hardware processor, the method comprising:
receiving, by the computer system and from a mobile device of the user, location information identifying a current geographic
location of the mobile device and a first identifier identifying the first product, wherein the first identifier is from an
image obtained by an image acquisition component of the mobile device while the user is within the retail establishment and
has physical control of the first product;

identifying, by the computer system, the retail establishment based on the location information specifying that the user is
within the retail establishment;

accessing, using the first identifier, a first product information for the first product;
transmitting the first product information to the mobile device;
receiving an indication from the mobile device to purchase the first product, the indication comprising payment information
for purchasing the first product, wherein the indication is received while the mobile device is within the retail establishment
and while the user has the first product;

processing, by the computer system, at least the payment information to transact the user's purchase of the first product
from the retail establishment;

transmitting, by the computer system and to the mobile device, a first purchase confirmation indicating that the first product
has been purchased from the retail establishment by the user and comprising a first code;

transmitting, by the mobile device using short-range wireless communication, the first code to a loss prevention device of
the retail establishment;

transmitting, by the computer system, a second purchase confirmation comprising a second code to the loss prevention device
of the retail establishment before the user leaves the retail establishment, wherein the first code and the second code are
different; and

preventing, using the loss prevention device of the retail establishment, loss by matching the first code and the second code
without human intervention prior to the user leaving the retail establishment.

US Pat. No. 9,747,580

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE AGENT COMMITMENT TRACKING AND NOTIFICATION

GENESYS TELECOMMUNICATION...

1. A method for managing commitments, comprising:
identifying, by a processor, a first communication between a customer and a first contact center resource;
generating, by the processor, a first object for storing data related to the first communication;
storing, by the processor, the first object in a database in association with an issue, wherein the issue has at least an
identifier, and the issue is one from among a plurality of issues associated with the customer;

identifying, by the processor, a second communication associated with the customer;
routing, by the processor, the second communication to a second contact center resource;
determining, by the processor, that the second communication is related to the issue;
in response to the determining, displaying by the processor, on a graphical user interface associated with the second contact
center resource, a graphical representation of the first object stored in association with the issue;

receiving, by the processor, via the graphical user interface, user selection of the first object;
in response to the user selection, outputting, by the processor, the data stored in association with the first object, wherein
the data includes a copy of at least a portion of substance of communication exchanged during the first communication;

generating a second object for storing data relating to the second communication;
storing, by the processor, the second object in the database in association with the issue;
assigning, by the processor, a commitment made during the second communication, to a first agent, the commitment being one
among a plurality of commitments associated with the issue;

detecting, by the processor, unavailability of the first agent to fulfill the commitment;
in response to detecting the unavailability of the first agent, assigning, by the processor, the commitment to a second agent
identified as being available and having a skill level for fulfilling the commitment;

monitoring, by the processor, fulfillment of the commitment;
receiving, by the processor, status of the commitment, the status being indicative of fulfillment of the commitment;
and
in response to determining that no other commitments of the plurality of commitments associated with the issue remain to be
fulfilled, storing in the database for the issue, an indicator for indicating that the issue is resolved.

US Pat. No. 9,747,559

DATA DRIVEN WHEEL-BASED INTERFACE FOR EVENT BROWSING

Atom Tickets, LLC, Santa...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium having stored thereon a mobile application configured to run on a mobile computing
device of a user, said mobile application comprising executable code that provides a user interface comprising:
a personalized navigation wheel that is rotatable via a swipe gesture on the mobile computing device to scroll through a selection
of movies and to select a movie, the movies arranged within a plurality of sections of the navigation wheel, the selection
of movies including movies selected based on movie preferences of the user; and

a group event pipeline that provides functionality for the user to initiate a group event to view a selected movie at a selected
theater, the group event pipeline configured to display social network contacts of the user and to receive a selection from
the user of one or more social network contacts to invite to the croup event, said group event pipeline additionally providing
functionality for initiating a transmission of a group event invitation to each selected social network contact;

wherein the mobile application enables users thereof to specify, via their respective mobile computing devices, which movies
they want to see, and is configured to report, to a server system, user designations of which movies the respective users
want to see;

wherein the mobile application, as installed on the mobile computing device of the user, is configured to determine, based
on information received from the server system, whether at least one movie is available that one or more social network contacts
of the user want to see, and if the determination is positive, to provide, on the personalized navigation wheel as personalized
for the user, a section in which the movies consist of movies that one or more social network contacts of the user want to
see, said section provided only if at least one movie is available that one or more social network contacts of the user want
to see.

US Pat. No. 9,747,538

LOW POWER RADIO FREQUENCY COMMUNICATION

RICOH CO., LTD., Tokyo (...

1. A radio-frequency (RF) tag for use in a sensor network, the RF tag comprising:
an energy harvesting unit operable to convert incident RF energy to direct current (DC);
a storage unit operable to store recovered DC power;
a passive wakeup pattern detector operable to generate an interrupt in response to detecting a set of one or more subcarriers;
one or more sensors for sensing;
a communication mechanism;
a microcontroller coupled to the energy harvesting and storage units, and the one or more sensors, the microcontroller operable
to wake up from a sleep state in response to the interrupt and cause the communication mechanism to exchange data wirelessly
with a second communication mechanism while powered by energy previously harvested and stored by the energy harvesting and
storage unit;

an antenna;
a first impedance matching circuit directly connecting the antenna to the passive wakeup pattern detector;
a switch connected to the antenna;
a second impedance matching circuit, separate from the first impedance matching circuit, on an output of the switch; and
a demodulator coupled to the switch via the second impedance matching circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,747,533

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image processing apparatus that generates print data using a printing head having an ejection port array in which a
plurality of ejection ports for ejecting inks is arrayed in a predetermined direction, the print data using the printing head
in each of K (K?3) times of relative scanning to a unit area on a printing medium in a crossing direction intersecting with
the predetermined direction, and the print data determining ejection or non-ejection of ink to each of pixel-equivalent pixel
regions in the unit area, the image processing apparatus comprising:
a first acquiring unit configured to acquire image data in which information indicating the number of times of ejection of
ink from zero to N (2?N?K) times for each of the plurality of pixel regions is determined for each pixel;

a storage unit configured to store a first mask pattern in which information indicating the number of times of permission
of ejection of ink from 0 to M (2?M?K) times for each of the plurality of pixel regions is determined for each pixel;

a specifying unit configured to specify the first ejection port in which ejection failure of ink exists, of the plurality
of ejection ports;

a first selecting unit configured to select the information indicating the number of times of permission in the K pixels,
of the information determined by the first mask pattern stored in the storage unit, the K pixels corresponding to K different
ejection ports including at least the first ejection port specified by the specifying unit and capable of ejecting the inks
to a same position to each other in the K times of scanning, and the K pixels being positioned in a same position to each
other in the crossing direction;

a second acquiring unit configured to acquire the information indicating the number of times of permission in a pixel corresponding
to the first ejection port specified by the specifying unit, among the information selected by the first selecting unit;

a third acquiring unit configured to acquire the information indicating the number of times of permission in a pixel corresponding
to the second ejection port not specified by the specifying unit, among the information selected by the first selecting unit;

a second selecting unit configured to select the first information having a smallest number of times of permission indicated
by the information, from the information acquired by the third acquiring unit;

a first generating unit configured to generate a second mask pattern by replacing the first information selected by the second
selecting unit using the information acquired by the second acquiring unit when the number of times of permission indicated
by the information acquired by the second acquiring unit is larger than the number of times of permission indicated by the
first information selected by the second selecting unit; and

a second generating unit configured to generate the print data based on the image data acquired by the first acquiring unit,
and the second mask pattern generated by the first generating unit.

US Pat. No. 9,747,306

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING INPUT FEATURES FOR LATER RECOGNITION

ATHEER, INC., Mountain V...

1. A method, comprising:
defining an actor input for an actor;
defining a command associated with said actor input
defining a region for said actor input;
detecting said actor input in said region;
executing said command in response to said actor input;
identifying at least one structural geometric salient feature of said actor from said actor input associated with said executed
command;

defining a structural geometric actor model of said actor from said at least one structural geometric salient feature;
retaining a data set comprising at least one of said at least one structural geometric salient feature or said structural
geometric actor model; and

using said data set to identify subsequent actor inputs.

US Pat. No. 9,746,931

IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

HITACHI MAXELL, LTD., Os...

1. An image display device comprising:
a display that displays an image based on an input image signal and a menu screen operable by a user; and
a system controller circuitry that controls the image display device according to an operation of the user on the menu screen
displayed on the display,

wherein the menu screen includes a first menu screen displayed on one of the left and right of a screen of the display and
a second menu screen displayed on the other,

the system controller circuitry is configured to detect a position of a hand of the user based on a captured image of the
user, recognize a gesture of the user, and determine an operation on the menu screen by the gesture,

when the operation on the menu screen is performed by the gesture, the system controller circuitry is further configured to
control the display to display the first menu screen in response to a detection of the hand of the user to be positioned on
one of the left and right with respect to a predetermined reference position, to display the second menu screen in response
to a detection of the hand of the user to be positioned on the other of the left and right, and to display neither the first
menu screen nor the second menu screen when the hand of the user is detected neither on the one nor on the other,

wherein a control operation of the first menu screen in response to the hand of the user on one of the left and right is different
from a control operation of the second menu screen in response to the hand of the user on the other of the left and right,

wherein the system controller circuitry controls the display to display an indicator which indicates a relative position of
the hand of the user with respect to the predetermined reference position and moves on the screen of the display according
to a position of the hand of the user, and

wherein the system controller circuitry further controls the first menu screen to be active when the indicator is displayed
on the one of the left and right of the screen of the display in a state of displaying the first menu screen, and controls
the second menu screen to be active when the indicator is displayed on the other of the left and right of the screen of the
display in a state of displaying the second menu screen.

US Pat. No. 9,746,833

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SMART METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ALARM

Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shen...

1. An electronic device comprising:
an alarm device;
at least one processor coupled to the alarm device; and
a non-transitory storage device that stores one or more programs which, when executed by the at least one processor, cause
the at least one processor to:

control a collection device to collect physiological parameters of a user when the alarm device sounds an alarm at a scheduled
time;

obtain the physiological parameters collected by the collection device;
determine whether the user is asleep or awake according to the obtained physiological parameters; and
disable the alarm device if the user is awake;
wherein the physiological parameters comprise breathing rate, muscle fatigue, brain waves and heart rate.

US Pat. No. 9,746,685

DISPLAY DEVICE

SHANGHAI TIANMA MICRO-ELE...

1. A display device, comprising:
a display panel including a plurality of display units displaying a same image for both eyes of a viewer; and
a microlens array including a plurality of microlens elements disposed on top of a light emitting surface of the display panel,
wherein the plurality of microlens elements are one-to-one corresponding to the plurality of display units, and a distance
between a center of the microlens element and a center of the corresponding display unit gradually increases from a center
of the display panel to an edge of the display panel, and

images displayed by the plurality of display units are refracted and integrated through the corresponding microlens elements
to be perceived as a 3-dimensional (3D) image by the viewer within a 360-degree coverage of the display device.

US Pat. No. 9,746,524

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING BATTERY STATUS

Measurement Ltd., Grand ...

1. A system for monitoring battery status and estimating battery life comprising:
a battery monitor configured to connect to a battery including:
a voltage detection circuit;
a temperature sensor; and
a wireless transmitter configured to transmit voltage and temperature data measured by the voltage detection circuit and the
temperature sensor; and

a remote device comprising one or more computer processors and a memory in communication with the one or more processors and
storing program instructions, the one or more computer processors operative with the program instructions to:

receive battery voltage and temperature data from the battery monitor;
receive data related to a geographic location of the battery;
receive a predetermined rated life of the battery;
associate the received geographic location of the battery with an environmental condition;
associate the environmental condition with a stress factor;
generate a real-time indication of battery voltage; and
using the received battery voltage and temperature data and applying the stress factor to the predetermined rated battery
life, generate predicted battery life data.

US Pat. No. 9,746,329

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUGMENTING AN INERTIAL NAVIGATION SYSTEM

Caterpillar Trimble Contr...

12. A method for automatically adjusting an adjustable earth-moving implement for an earthmoving machine with respect to the
earthmoving machine upon which it is carried, the method comprising:
receiving a first signal from an inertial navigation system representing first position information of the adjustable earth-moving
implement, the inertial navigation system coupled to a plurality of positioning devices;

calculating a position based upon the first signal;
comparing the position to a desired position;
transmitting a second signal representing a result of the comparison;
adjusting the adjustable earth-moving implement with respect to the earthmoving machine upon which it is carried based upon
the second signal; and

at least one of shutting down the earthmoving machine upon a gross error estimate, alerting an operator of the gross error
estimate, and setting the first position information of the inertial navigation system to second position information output
from one or more of the positioning devices based upon the gross error estimate, wherein

the gross error estimate is generated at least partially based on an error estimate,
the error estimate is generated as a function of the first position information and the second position information, and
the gross error estimate is determined in response to the error estimate exceeding an unacceptable error threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,746,315

SIDE ILLUMINATION IN INTERFEROMETRY

BRUKER NANO INC., Santa ...

1. An optical profilometric method for measuring a sample surface with a single data acquisition scan when local conditions
of the surface prevent the formation of interferometric correlograms on portions of the surface, the method comprising the
following steps:
providing a scanning interferometer configured to split an interferometric beam into an object beam and a reference beam,
said interferometer including a source of side illumination;

scanning the sample surface through focus while illuminating the sample surface with said object beam and a side illumination
beam;

acquiring irradiance data produced by said side illumination beam and by interference of the object beam with the reference
beam during the scanning step; and

processing said irradiance data with an interferometric technique where said data contain correlogram information and with
a depth-from-focus mapping technique where the data do not contain correlogram information;

wherein said processing step comprises deriving interferometric maps and depth-from-focus maps of corresponding adjacent portions
of said surface and merging said interferometric maps and contrast maps to produce a continuous map of said adjacent portions
of the surface, and further comprises processing said irradiance data with a depth-from-focus mapping technique also where
the data contain correlogram information to derive corresponding depth-from-focus secondary maps, and then utilizing an offset
between said depth-from-focus maps and said depth-from-focus secondary maps to align vertically the interferometric maps and
the depth-from-focus maps.

US Pat. No. 9,746,237

HAND DRYER

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A hand dryer comprising:
a first jetting nozzle comprising a first duct in fluid communication with a first slot which forms a first nozzle outlet,
a second jetting nozzle disposed opposite the first jetting nozzle, comprising a second duct in fluid communication with a
second slot which forms a second nozzle outlet, and

a blower which blows air through the jetting nozzles to produce respective air jets, wherein each of the first and second
slots extend transversely with respect to the hand dryer and comprise only two adjacent concave portions, the concave portions
of the first slot are directly opposite the respective concave portions of the second slot so as to define two oval-shaped
regions between the first and second slots, wherein a distance between the slots varies in a longitudinal direction of at
least one of the slots.

US Pat. No. 9,746,127

FRAME WITH COMPRESSION AND TENSION MEMBERS TO ROTATE EQUIPMENT ABOUT AN AXIS

THE ARIZONA BOARD OF REGE...

1. An apparatus for rotatively supporting equipment, comprising:
a first elongated compression member having a first end coupled to a node comprising a rotatable bearing, said first elongated
compression member having a second end;

a second elongated compression member having a first end coupled to said node, said second elongated compression member having
a second end;

a third elongated compression member having a first end coupled to said node, said third elongated compression member having
a second end;

a rotatable fourth elongated compression member having a first end coupled to said rotatable bearing, said rotatable fourth
elongated compression member having a second end, said rotatable fourth elongated compression member being supported near
its second end by passing through an annular member comprising a second rotatable bearing;

a first tension member coupled between the second end of said first elongated compression member and the second end of said
second elongated compression member;

a second tension member coupled between the second end of said second elongated compression member and the second end of said
third elongated compression member;

a third tension member coupled between the second end of said third elongated compression member and the second end of said
first elongated compression member;

a fourth tension member coupled between the second end of said first elongated compression member and a first projection on
said annular member;

a fifth tension member coupled between the second end of said first elongated compression member and a second projection on
said annular member;

a sixth tension member coupled between the second end of said second elongated compression member and the first projection
on said annular member;

a seventh tension member coupled between the second end of said second elongated compression member and a third projection
on said annular member;

an eighth tension member coupled between the second end of said third elongated compression member and the third projection
on said annular member;

a ninth tension member coupled between the second end of said third elongated compression member and the second projection
on said annular member;

the first tension member, the second tension member, and the third tension member forming a triangular shaped base said triangular
shaped base forming a base of a hexapod;

the fourth tension member, the fifth tension member, the sixth tension member, the seventh tension member, the eighth tension
member, and the ninth tension member forming the hexapod, with the three projections of the annular member forming an upper
triangle of the hexapod; and,

wherein said tension members and said compression members cooperating to react against each other internally in order to form
a substantially rigid tension-compression structure, said structure being supported at said triangular shaped base of the
hexapod.

US Pat. No. 9,746,088

DEVICE FOR SEALING PIPELINES

TDW Delaware, Inc., Wilm...

1. A device for the sealing of pipelines, the device being associated with a plugging machine provided for the execution of
maintenance and/or repair in said pipelines, through which fluids are conveyed under pressure, and intended to be fixed to
a connector (110) made integral with and communicating with one of said pipelines (200), perpendicularly to the axis of the latter, with said device (1) protruding downward from said plugging machine (100) and inserted within said pipeline (200), said device comprising:
a rigid tube (2), supported by the body (101) of said plugging machine (100) and extended therebelow to pass through said connector (110) and insert into said pipeline (200) with axis almost orthogonal thereto;

a stationary disc (3), integral to a lower end (2B) of said rigid tube (2), arranged coaxial with respect to said pipeline (200) and featuring an axial through hole (30) to which an internal cavity (20) of said rigid tube (2) is joined and which has a relative face (31) shaped like a truncated cone;

a movable disc (4), arranged coaxial with and counter-facing said stationary disc (3), with a respective face (41) having a truncated cone profile symmetrical to that of the face (31) of the stationary disc (3), with said movable disc (4) featuring an axial shank (40) adapted to be inserted slidably in said axial hole (30) of the stationary disc (3), so that the mutual distance between them can be adjusted;

a sealing ring (50) of elastomeric material, with a trapezoidal cross-section, interposed between said stationary (3) and movable (4) discs, having its outer diameter dimension slightly less than the internal diameter of said pipeline (200), in non operating condition (R) when no axial compression is exerted on said discs, with the stationary (3) and movable (4) discs mutually moved away, said ring (50) being designed to expand radially, in operating condition (W), in a manner as to adhere sealingly to the inner surface of
the same pipeline (200), as a consequence of an axial compression exerted by mutual approaching of said discs (3,4);

a control rod (6), slidably inserted in said tube (2), extended upwards to come out from said body (101) of the plugging machine (100) and downwards to abut against said axial shank (40) of the movable disc (4);

sliding drive means (7), provided between the lower portion (6B) of said control rod (6) and said shank (40) of the movable disc (4), operated by axial translation of said rod (6) so as to make said shank (40) and the movable disc (4), rigidly coupled therewith, carry out corresponding axial movements away from or close to said stationary disc (3), so as to cause respectively said non operating (R) and operating (W) conditions of said sealing ring (50);

operating means (8), associated to the upper portion (6A) of said control rod (6), provided to determine said axial movements of the latter;

said sliding drive means (7) include at least a slider (70) projecting transversely from said lower portion (6B) of the control rod (6), and provided with two faces (71, 72) parallel to each other but sloping to the longitudinal axis of the latter, said slider (70) being intended to engage in a complementary groove (44) formed in said shank (40), so that the axial thrust exerted on said rod (6), in the one or the other direction, generates a component of a force directed parallel to the axis of said discs (3, 4) by means of the contact surfaces between said slider (70) and groove (44), and causes said axial movements of the movable disc (4) away or closer with respect to the stationary disc (3), in the directions of the groove.

US Pat. No. 9,745,981

FAN ASSEMBLY

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A nozzle for a fan assembly, the nozzle comprising:
an air inlet;
at least one air outlet;
an annular inner wall at least partially defining a bore through which air from outside the nozzle is drawn by air emitted
from said at least one air outlet, wherein the inner wall comprises an outwardly flared frusto-conical front section;

an outer wall extending about a longitudinal axis and about the inner wall; and
an interior passage located between the inner wall and the outer wall for conveying air from the air inlet to said at least
one air outlet;

wherein the interior passage has a first section and a second section each for receiving a respective portion of an air flow
entering the interior passage through the air inlet, and for conveying the portions of the air flow in opposite angular directions
about the bore;

and wherein each section of the interior passage has a cross-sectional area formed from the intersection with the interior
passage of a plane which extends through and contains the longitudinal axis of the outer wall, wherein the cross-sectional
area of each section of the interior passage decreases in size about the bore and a length of the outwardly flared frusto-conical
front section in a radial direction from the longitudinal axis decreases in size about the bore.

US Pat. No. 9,745,884

EXHAUST MUFFLER

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

13. An exhaust muffler to be attached to an engine body, the exhaust muffler comprising:
a casing that includes a rear member facing the engine body and a front member opposing to the rear member while maintaining
a gap between the front member and the rear member, the gap forming a path in which exhaust gas discharged from the engine
body flows;

at least one guiding member, that is disposed in the gap of the casing, extends from the rear member to the front member,
and has a through-hole into which a fastening member that fastens the casing to the engine body is inserted; and

a catalyst holding member, that holds a catalyst that purifies the exhaust gas, is accommodated in the gap of the casing while
being supported by the at least one guiding member, and

wherein the front member of the casing further comprises an external air introduction port that is positioned upstream of
the catalyst so as to feed external air to the catalyst supported by the catalyst supporting member, and the rear member of
the casing comprises an exhaust gas introduction port that feeds to an exhaust gas introduction pipe extending in a front
to rear direction within the gap so as to feed exhaust gas into contact with air being introduced by the external air introduction
port which is formed at a position opposing the exhaust gas introduction port.

US Pat. No. 9,745,412

PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF THERMOPLASTIC CURED EPOXY RESIN WITH TRANSPARENCY TO VISIBLE LIGHT, AND THERMOPLASTIC EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION

NAGASE CHEMTEX CORPORATIO...

1. A thermoplastic epoxy resin composition comprising (A) an epoxy compound having two epoxy groups in one molecule, (B) a
compound having two phenolic hydroxyl groups in one molecule, and at least one compound selected from the group consisting
of dihexylamine, diheptylamine, di(2-ethylhexyl)amine, N-ethylhexylamine, trihexylamine, dioctylamine, N,N-dimethyl-n-octylamine,
and N,N-dimethyldecylamine as (C) a curing accelerator,
wherein the epoxy compound (A) and the compound (B) are capable of being polymerized in a straight chain form by a polyaddition
reaction, and

wherein the curing accelerator (C) further contains at least one compound selected from the group consisting of tri(t-butanol)amine,
tri(2-pentanol)amine, tri(3-methyl-2-butanol)amine, tri(2-methyl-2-butanol)amine, and N,N-dibutylethanolamine.

US Pat. No. 9,745,410

AROMATIC ALDEHYDE, AND EPOXY RESIN CURING AGENT AND EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE AROMATIC ALDEHYDE

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. An epoxy resin curing agent, comprising (A) a polyamine compound and (B) an aromatic aldehyde comprising a branched alkyl
group,
wherein the branched alkyl group has 10 to 14 carbon atoms, and
wherein the aromatic aldehyde is represented by the following formula (II):

wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent an alkyl group comprising 1 to 12 carbon atoms, and a total number of the carbon atoms of R1 and R2 is 9 to 13.

US Pat. No. 9,745,309

METHOD FOR PREPARING A SITAGLIPTIN INTERMEDIATE

Shanghai Institute of Pha...

1. A method for preparing a compound of formula I:

wherein R is —CH3 or —CONH2,

comprising the steps of:
(i) dissolving a compound of formula II:

wherein R is —CH3 or —CONH2,

in an organic solvent; and
(ii) reducing the compound of formula II above with at least one chlorosilane of the formula:

wherein R1 and R2 are independently —H, —Cl or —CH3,

in the presence of a C1-C6 saturated fatty acid catalyst to produce the compound of formula I.

US Pat. No. 9,745,198

POROUS NANOSTRUCTURED POLYIMIDE NETWORKS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Aerogel Technologies, LLC...

1. A method of manufacturing a polyimide aerogel, the method comprising:
mixing an anhydride and 4,4?-diisocyanatodiphenylmethane in a solvent to form a sol-gel material; and
drying the sol-gel material to form the polyimide aerogel.

US Pat. No. 9,745,180

MANUALLY LENGTH-ADJUSTABLE FORK FOR A LIFTING DEVICE, FORKLIFT TRUCK PROVIDED THEREWITH AND METHOD THEREFOR

Gebr. Meijer St. Jabik B....

1. A manually length-adjustable fork for a lifting device such as a forklift truck, said fork having a first outer end and
along a longitudinal axis in a forward direction therefrom a second outer end, said fork comprising:
a fixed fork part;
an adjustable fork part displaceable relative to the fixed fork part and provided from a tubular profile which is open on
an underside of the profile; and

a locking mechanism connected to the fixed fork part, wherein the locking mechanism is provided with:
a locking catch for locking the adjustable fork part to the fixed fork part;
a spring mechanism operatively connected to the locking catch; and
a fastener accessible from the underside of the tubular profile for manual operation of the locking catch from the underside,
wherein the fastener is accessible from a forwardly facing side of the locking mechanism and wherein the fastener is attached
directly to the locking catch for ease in engaging and disengaging the locking catch wherein the fastener is accessible when
the fork is in an elevated position;

wherein the locking mechanism further comprises a fixed part provided with a slotted hole such that the fastener is movable
in an adjustment direction therein perpendicular to the longitudinal axis during the manual adjustment of the fork.

US Pat. No. 9,745,125

DISPOSABLE BAG AND THE METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Thomas E. McConnell, San...

1. A disposable bag to fit around an opening of a waste container, the disposable bag comprising:
a body portion having an internal space;
a neck portion coupled to the body portion;
an opening defined by an upper rim of the disposable bag, and the upper rim is coupled to the neck portion;
at least one gripper permanently coupled to the upper rim, wherein the gripper makes engaging contact with the opening of
the waste container, thereby fixing the upper rim of the bag to the opening of the waste container;

a notch disposed in a collar forming a cove sufficiently large to encircle the entire neck portion when the neck portion is
twisted; and

a catch disposed on the body portion and above a midline which is equidistant to said gripper and a bottom of said bag.

US Pat. No. 9,745,043

AIRCRAFT FUSELAGE FRAME ELEMENT INTEGRATING TABS FOR THE FASTENING OF STIFFENERS

Airbus Operations (S.A.S....

1. An aircraft fuselage frame element comprising:
a heel;
a footing;
at least one core, which comprises one or more through-openings for passing of a fuselage stiffener through at least a portion
of the at least one core; and

a tab associated with at least one of the one or more through-openings for fastening the aircraft fuselage frame element onto
the fuselage stiffener,

wherein the tab:
is a single piece with the at least one core comprising the one or more through-openings,
is connected to the at least one core at the one or more through-opening by a fold that defines the through-opening,
extends from the at least one core at the one or more through-opening formed therein at a position above a bottom edge of
the at least one core from which the tab is formed as the single piece,

comprises a folded partially cut-out portion of the at least one core having the one or more through-opening formed therein
within the aircraft fuselage frame element, and

is formed from less than a full height of the at least one core, so that the tab is not substantially coplanar with the heel,
wherein the aircraft fuselage frame element is configured to reinforce a fuselage skin of an aircraft fuselage, and
wherein, in an area of the fuselage stiffener, the aircraft fuselage frame element is not, when assembled with the fuselage
stiffener in an aircraft fuselage, directly joined to the fuselage skin.

US Pat. No. 9,744,976

RAILWAY VEHICLE AND AXLE BOX STRUCTURE THEREOF

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG CO., ...

1. An axle box structure for a railway vehicle, comprising
an axle box body, and
a positioning joint mounting seat,
wherein
a bearing mounting cavity is provided inside the axle box body, the positioning joint mounting seat is provided with a mounting
cavity configured to mount a positioning joint, wherein a longitudinal center line of the axle box body is in parallel with
a longitudinal center plane of the positioning joint mounting seat, and the longitudinal center plane of the positioning joint
mounting seat is deviated outwardly with respect to a longitudinal center plane of the axle box body;

wherein the axle box body has a separated structure, comprising an upper box body and a lower box body which are in a seal
fit with each other, the upper box body and the lower box body enclose to form the bearing mounting cavity, the upper box
body and the lower box body are connected by bolting, and the positioning joint mounting seat and the upper box body are integrally
formed; and

the positioning joint mounting seat has a separated structure, which comprises a left mounting seat and a right mounting seat,
the left mounting seat and the upper box body are integrally formed, each of the left mounting seat and the right mounting
seat has an inwardly recessed portion, and the two recessed portions form the mounting cavity for the positioning joint after
the left mounting seat and the right mounting seat are matched and fixed with each other.

US Pat. No. 9,744,937

VEHICLE PET HARNESS

Launchlab, Inc., Pasaden...

1. A harness comprising a chest piece, said chest piece comprising at least one strap, said chest piece being connected to
two back straps positionable over the animal's back, the upper back strap attached to said chest piece at the upper, opposite
outside corners of the chest piece and the lower back strap attached to said chest piece at the lower, opposite outside corners
of the chest piece, the upper and lower back straps connected to each other by connecting straps, wherein at least one of
said back, chest or connecting straps is covered by a covering, said covering being freely movable over said strap and, wherein,
each of said back straps comprise two sections, the sections reversibly connectable to each other.

US Pat. No. 9,744,910

FOLDABLE LOAD CARRIER WITH A LATCHING BRACE

Thule Sweden AB, Hillers...

1. A cargo load carrier configured to be mounted at the rear of a carrying vehicle and support a bicycle, the cargo load carrier
comprising:
a support frame releasably mountable to the carrying vehicle and that establishes an installed orientation of the load carrier
when mounted upon the carrying vehicle;

a load carrying member coupled to the support frame, the load carrying member configured to support a wheel of the bicycle
and deployable from an undeployed configuration corresponding to a travelling configuration of the load carrier to a deployed
configuration of the load carrying member corresponding to a load supporting configuration of the load carrier;

a first stabilizing arm coupled to the support frame and configured to secure the bicycle on the load carrying member;
a collapsible brace coupled between the support frame and the load carrying member and having an articulated joint between
a pair of pivot arms; and

a latch, releasably coupled between the pair of pivot arms, wherein the latch has a plurality of latched configurations that
releasably lock the load carrier in at least the travelling configuration and the load supporting configuration.

US Pat. No. 9,744,798

FLUORESCENT BLACKBOARD

Haoyu Xing, Shenzhen (CN...

1. A fluorescent blackboard, comprising:
a housing;
a circuit board fixed on the housing by screws;
a display screen fixed by the circuit board;
a panel attached and fixed on the housing by an adhesive tape; and
a fixed device that limits and fixes the panel; wherein the housing is configured with a first through hole for the panel;
the fixing device comprising a limiting column arranged around the first through hole and the panel is configured with a limiting
hole that matches with the limiting column;

wherein the fixed device comprises a supporting element fixed between the panel and a rear housing by attached or double-sided
adhesive tape; the supporting element is made of a flexible and elastic material; the supporting elements are arranged at
intervals.

US Pat. No. 9,744,769

GAS-LIQUID SEPARATOR AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

HITACHI INDUSTRIAL EQUIPM...

1. A gas-liquid separating apparatus comprising:
a casing with at least one chamber which accumulates gas and liquid inside;
a gas-liquid 2-phase inlet pipe attached to the casing and connected to the at least one chamber;
a gas outlet pipe for discharging gas in the at least one chamber; and
a gas-liquid 2-phase outlet pipe for discharging liquid in the at least one chamber,
wherein the gas-liquid 2-phase outlet pipe is protruded into the at least one chamber, and a gap is formed between the protruded
gas-liquid 2-phase outlet pipe and the at least one chamber.

US Pat. No. 9,744,727

ELECTRO-MECHANICAL 3D PRINTING DESIGN SYSTEM

Autodesk, Inc., San Rafa...

1. A computer system including a layout tool, comprising:
a mechanical design engine for configuring mechanical design components to be included in a design, the mechanical design
engine for generating for display a user interface (UI) for manipulation by a user for constructing the design, the UI comprising
a plurality of tools for placing mechanical components included in a library and for constructing mechanical components for
inclusion in the design, the design to be printed on a three-dimensional (3D) printer;

an electrical design engine for configuring electrical components to be included in the design, the electrical design engine
for generating for display a UI for manipulation by a user for laying out electrical pathways associated with an electrical
portion of the design, the electrical pathways to be printed adjacent to one or more surfaces of mechanical components of
the design, the electrical design engine comprising an optimization engine for optimizing the electrical pathways based, at
least in part, on 3D aspects of the design, the optimization engine configured to review the design and to propose electrical
pathways that satisfy electrical needs of the design while taking into account 3D structures included in the design;

a constraint engine for identifying the 3D printer to be used to print the design and to provide design constraints including
feedback for inoperative or impermissible configurations of one or more mechanical components or electrical pathways associated
with the design before the design is printed on the 3D printer;

a simulation engine for simulating, at least, electrical performance of the design, based on one or more electrical components
added to the design and the electrical pathways; and

a library of electrical components that is accessible by the simulation engine to simulate electrical performance of the design.

US Pat. No. 9,744,725

PRESERVING THIN COMPONENTS FOR 3D PRINTING

Adobe Systems Incorporate...

1. A method comprising:
receiving, by a computing device, a three dimensional (3D) model corresponding to a 3D shape;
receiving, by the computing device, selections of an output device and a printing material for printing a 3D object corresponding
to the 3D shape;

determining, by the computing device, a feature size based at least in part on a possible feature size supported by the output
device and properties of the printing material; insetting, by the computing device, an outline of the 3D shape inwards from
a boundary of the 3D shape based on the feature size;

generating, by the computing device, a medial axis of the 3D shape;
applying, by the computing device, a mathematical transform to the medial axis to identify which parts of the medial axis
correspond to one or more components of the 3D shape that need to be preserved, the one or more components including at least
one of: (i) a component that is thinner than another component of the 3D shape or (ii) a surface feature of the 3D shape;
and

producing, by the computing device, an output model by creating a union of the one or more components and the insetted shape
corresponding to the 3D shape, wherein the output model that is produced includes the insetted shape and the one or more components,
wherein the output device uses the output model to print the 3D object corresponding to the 3D shape.

US Pat. No. 9,744,629

POWER SUPPLY AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING POWER SUPPLY

DELTA ELECTRONICS (SHANGH...

1. A power supply, comprising:
a housing having a plurality of inner corner vertices and a plurality of sealing elements respectively disposed at the inner
corner vertices;

a power module disposed in the housing;
a top cover disposed above the housing;
a sealing sheet at least partially disposed between the housing and the top cover, wherein the sealing sheet substantially
covers a cavity of the housing; and

a filling member disposed between the housing and the sealing sheet.

US Pat. No. 9,744,604

HACKSAW WITH BLADE TENSIONING MECHANISM

IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COM...

1. A hacksaw comprising:
a frame assembly comprising:
an upper frame member comprising a proximal end and a distal end, the upper frame member defining an axially-elongated cavity
therein, the axially elongated cavity configured to store an entirety of a blade therein;

a first handle fixedly secured to the proximal end of the upper frame member; and
a second handle fixedly secured to the distal end of the upper frame member, the second handle comprising:
a blade aperture extending through the second handle and in communication with the axially-elongated cavity, the blade aperture
configured to receive the blade therethrough and into the axially-elongated cavity;

a device aperture disposed through a wall of the second handle; and
a device, wherein at least a portion of the device is configured to extend through the device aperture and into the blade
aperture;

wherein in a first blade configuration, the device is configured to retain the blade fully within the axially-extending cavity
and prevent the blade from passing through the blade aperture; and

wherein in a second blade configuration, the device is configured to releasably engage and secure the blade with a first end
of the blade projecting outwardly from the blade aperture of the second handle and a distal second end of the blade received
within the axially-elongated cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,744,587

MOULD FOR MONOCRYSTALLINE CASTING

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

1. A monocrystalline casting mold comprising:
a mold cavity comprising:
a first volume;
a second volume situated on the first volume, in communication therewith, and having at least one horizontal projection relative
to the first volume; and

a grain duct with a bottom end connected to the first volume and a top end adjacent to said horizontal projection of the second
volume;

the mold further comprising a separator member interposed between said second volume of the mold cavity and the top end of
the grain duct.

US Pat. No. 9,744,542

AGRICULTURAL SKIN GRAFTING

aPEEL Technology, Inc., ...

13. A method of forming a coating over a surface of a substrate from monofunctional molecules contained within a liquid solution
in a spray head, the spray head comprising a dispensing device, the liquid solution including a solvent and a solute, the
solute comprising a plurality of the monofunctional molecules, the monofunctional molecules including monomer units, oligomer
units, or combinations thereof, the method comprising:
causing a surface of the liquid adjacent to the dispensing device to become electrically charged;
forming droplets from the liquid solution at the electrically charged surface, causing the droplets to have an electrical
charge, and directing the droplets to the surface of the substrate, wherein the droplets include a plurality of the monofunctional
molecules of the solute; and

forming the coating over the surface of the substrate from the plurality of the monofunctional molecules in the droplets;
wherein

forming the coating comprises forming at least a monolayer coating of the monofunctional molecules; and
forming the coating further comprises causing a plurality of the monofunctional molecules to each form a covalent bond to
a bonding site on the surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 9,744,476

3D PRINTED MODULAR CENTRIFUGAL CONTACTORS AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING MOIETIES USING 3D PRINTED OPTIMIZED SURFACES

UCHICAGO ARGONNE, LLC, C...

1. An annular centrifugal contactor, said annular centrifugal contactor comprising:
a) a housing adapted to receive a plurality of flowing liquids;
a hollow rotor coaxially positioned within the housing, the rotor defining a first open depending end, and a second open upwardly
facing end, wherein medially facing surfaces of the hollow rotor define first fluid flow enhancing topographies;

b) an annular mixing zone defined by the housing and a vane plate,
wherein the annular mixing zone has a plurality of fluid retention reservoirs with ingress apertures near the bottom of the
annular mixing zone and egress apertures located above the ingress apertures of the annular mixing zone; and

c) an adjustable vane plate stem, wherein the stem can be raised to restrict the flow of a liquid into the rotor or lowered
to increase the flow of the liquid into the rotor.